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What Women Really Want: The Answer

11 February 2015 @ 14:14

After millennia spent wondering just what the Hell is the answer to this question, after tens of millions — perhaps billions — of hours of wrecking the male brain to figure out The Solution, along comes this crusty contrarian who succinctly and completely ends The Quest For The Holy Grail Of Understanding Da Wimmins.


What women really want is to find a man who knows who he is, is comfortable with it, and can be the steady landmark in her tumultuous life — and change him.

Now, Gentlemen, act accordingly…….and don’t forget to take with you your gonads which are in the jar on the mantle.

The GOP As The Hands Of John Wilkes Booth

11 February 2015 @ 13:21

As you probably heard, it was discovered last week that The White House has, as Darleen Click put it, a ‘322-page plan for government <strike>regulation</strike> seizure of the internet’. It does not intend to make the plan public until after the FCC votes on ‘Net Neutrality’ [yes, in case you were wondering, that term is Orwellian].

According to the Los Angeles Times, Jim Puzzanghera reporting:

Two congressional committees have launched investigations into whether the White House improperly influenced the net-neutrality proposal released last week by the head of the Federal Communications Commission.

The two committees are headed by Senator Ron Johnson and Representative Jason Chaffetz.

And what will the Republicans end-up doing about this grab for Power And Control of the Internet?

Nothing. Not. A. Thing. Nada. Diddley. Zero. Null.

Because that’s ALL they ever do [or 'don't do'].

They spend days, weeks, months, sometimes years, investigating abuses of Power by the Democrats, they issue ‘scathing’ reports, and NOTHING real gets done.

The Republicans in the Congress are as useful as the hands of America’s most Evil assassin.

…Asking that his hands be raised to his face so he could see them, Booth uttered his last words, "Useless, useless," and died as dawn was breaking….

-John Wilkes Booth, 26 April 1865

Time for conservatives to move on.

Richard Dawkins – Atheist, And The Nazi Death Squads

10 February 2015 @ 19:31

Dr Peter May (an excellent Christian apologist) at ‘bethinking‘ wrote a column “Richard Dawkins and the Man Delusion” where he considers Dawkins atheism in respect of human morality without God:

…Consider [Dawkins’s] chapter, ‘The Roots of Morality: why are we good?’ in The God Delusion.

It seems to me to require quite a low self-regard to think that, should belief in God suddenly vanish from the world, we would all become callous and selfish hedonists, with no kindness, no charity, no generosity, nothing that would deserve the name of goodness.


Do we really need policing – whether by God or by each other – in order to stop us from behaving in a selfish and criminal manner? I dearly want to believe that I do not need such surveillance – and nor, dear reader, do you…


Another good possibility is that atheism is correlated with some third factor, such as higher education, intelligence or reflectiveness, which might counteract criminal impulses.

Dr May then goes on to describe a number of moral outrages (including the Norwegian mass murderer Breivik) to contest Dawkins apparent belief that left to itself humanity has an innate moral sense and we would get along just fine without God as the ultimate moral touchstone.

Dr. May concludes after listing his examples that “the moral argument for God will strike people more forcefully now than in a very long while.” and quotes William Craig Lane “In my experience, the moral argument is the most effective of all the arguments for the existence of God.

As a corollary, at Bob Belvedere’s ‘The Camp Of The Saints’ there is a discussion on ideology ‘On The Nature Of Ideology’ which compliments Dr May’s thesis that without God as the foundation for human activity then, (as De Sade set out centuries ago) all things are permitted and there is no good and evil, just personal justification.

It is Dawkin’s thought “atheism is correlated with some third factor, such as higher education, intelligence or reflectiveness, which might counteract criminal impulses” that is so utterly exploded by a simple reference to history, the Einsatzgruppen trial that one wonders why he is held out to be such an important figure in the debate on religion.

As summarized at Wikipedia, “The Einsatzgruppen were Schutzstaffel (SS) mobile death squads, operating behind the front line in Nazi-occupied eastern Europe. From 1941 to 1943 alone, they murdered more than one million Jews.” There were 24 defendants arraigned before the post WW2 mass murder courts for “crimes against humanity” of which 14 were condemned to death by hanging.

Here are extracts from the biographies of some of those sentenced to death. These biographies, by themselves, refute Dawkins entire arguments as reproduced above, and the popular saying “Know God, know peace, No God no peace” stands as the simple man’s credo which is far superior to the blind alley the false superiority of scientific atheism leads to.

-Otto Ohlendorf studied economics and law at the University of Leipzig and the University of Göttingen, and by 1930 was already giving lectures at several economic institutions. He studied at the University of Pavia, where he gained his doctor’s degree in jurisprudence

-Walter Blume (born 23 July 1906 in Dortmund — died 13 November 1974 in Dortmund) was a lawyer, an SS-Standartenführer (colonel), leader of Sonderkommando 7a, part of the extermination commando group Einsatzgruppe B, which distinguished itself with the killings of thousands of Jews in Belarus and Russia. Blume was also responsible for the deportation of over 46,000 Greek Jews to Auschwitz.

-Paul Blobel (13 August 1894 – 7 June 1951) was a German SS-Standartenführer (Colonel) and a member of the SD. Born in the city of Potsdam, World War, in which by After the war, Blobel studied architecture and practiced this profession from 1924 until 1931.

-Eduard Strauch Born in Essen, Strauch first studied theology at the universities of Erlangen (now Erlangen-Nuremberg) and Münster, but changed his course of studies and graduated with a degree in jurisprudence.

-Karl Rudolf Werner Braune Braune attended a type of German school known as a Gymnasium and graduated in 1929 with a prestigious diploma known as an abitur.[4] He then studied jurisprudence at the universities of Jena, Bonn, and Munich. He graduated in 1933 with a degree in civil law from the University of Jena

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.

Early 1930’s Germany = 2015 America?

10 February 2015 @ 16:47

Friend In The Ether Palaeomerus makes a damn good point, over at Protein Wisdom:

The nazis “seized” the young people as a national resource, gave them to the fuhrer as a birthday gift and made adults afraid to interfere by encouraging the youth to turn their parents in as traitors.

Today is much the same only they use lawyers and unofficial black lists and social media stalking instead of pistols to spread the fear. And these soft nazis piss their pants anytime someone rolls back one of their little frog boiler victories. If it weren’t for cowards and paid off patsies it would have been rolled back long ago….

We are not so different from our ancestors. We heard the same theme they did and did not recognize it for it was slowed down from a March to a Waltz. But at the end of the night we had seen our feet dressed in loafers and pumps, placed in the same depressions where our forefathers boots once stood. And having come so far already, will we stop and go no further? Or will we keep waiting for a voice to cry out and confirm the dreadful truth seen and nervously dismissed and ignored by our well distracted and entertained eyes?

Dead solid perfect.

People forget, or have never been taught [I certainly wasn’t, and discovered this fact through my own studies], that the Nazi’s spent a great deal of time and effort recruiting on college campuses because they knew their Nationalistic Utopianism would appeal to the Idealistic, I’m-Going-To-Make-The World-A-Better-Place! students who inhabit every campus in the Western World.

Here in America, with our greater tradition and ingrained habits of Individualism, the Totalitarians had to be, as Palaeo points out, more discreet, more gentle, in their recruiting efforts, but the goal was and is the same as the Nazi’s.

The adult Germans at least had the excuse that they had never really known Constitutional Republican Government.  What is ours???  [deafening silence]

Could This Be One Explanation?

On The Nature Of Ideology

08 February 2015 @ 02:17

Sultan Kunish [tip of the fedora to Instapundit]:

Auschwitz just shows us the final stage. It doesn’t show us the sympathy for the Nazis, the willingness of some on the left to see them as allies in overturning the existing system and the anger at the selfishness of the Jews in putting their own desire not to be killed ahead of world peace.

Auschwitz requires more context than just Hitler. It requires that we understand why so many countries and so many world leaders enabled him. And it is not a difficult thing to understand. All we need to do is look at the response to Muslim attempts to kill Jews before and after the Holocaust.

It was easier to appease the Nazis. It is easier to appease the Muslim world. The Jews were not seen as a canary in the coalmine; instead, like the Czechs and then the Poles and then everyone else, they were an obstacle to making a deal with the devil. Today it’s the Nigerian Christians, the Burmese Buddhists and a long list of others around the world including the Jews of Israel who stand in the way of peace.

The Holocaust and the entire war happened because everyone wanted peace with Nazi Germany and refused to accept that Nazism was innately aggressive.

One Quibble: No, they refused to except accept that Nazism was, like all other Ideologies, pure and utter Evil incarnate.

Since The French Revolution, most of the people in The West have failed or refused to see that all Systems Of Ideas — all Ideologies — are creations of that force known as Evil.  And, as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said, ‘the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being’.

Barack Erasmus Obama: On His ‘High’ Horse

08 February 2015 @ 01:46

Obama-Smoking-Pot-242Bishop E.W. Jackson is dead solid perfect in his reply to Iman Obama’s sermon at the National Prayer Breakfast [tip of the fedora to Paco and The Right Pundit (who has the video)]:

I have a message for the President, with all due respect to him and to the office — Mr. President, if you don’t want to give terrorists a recruitment tool, instead of closing Guantanamo Bay, frankly sir, you ought to close your mouth. Because you just gave them a gigantic propaganda tool. They called us crusaders and you just confirmed it.

Mr. President, we’re not on our high horse. What we are is on high alert. And the American people would like for once, to know that you are willing to defend Christianity and defend America instead of defending Islam.

Every time I hear our Fearless Leader speak, four letters appear in my mind’s eye: STFU.

[By The Way: Am I the only one who thought Barry looked like he was coming-down off something during his sermon?]

What Is To Be Done?

08 February 2015 @ 01:05

For this post only, just call me: Bob Aleksandrovich Lennon [if you get the reference, you get a cookie].

In commenting over at Protein Wisdom the other day, Serr8d remarked:

The pendulum might swing a bit to Right, but #LosingMoreSlowly ensured it will never return far enough Right to stabilize, much less preserve our little Republic. Barn door’s been left open for far too long.

I’m heavily leaning towards believing that the Elections of 2016, both Congressional and Presidential don’t and won’t really matter.  The national government is too far gone down the Rathole Of Despotism, down the Sewer Of Tyranny, to be able to save.

It is, perhaps, time to cut our losses, as it were, and spend our valuable energies rebuilding The Republic in a smaller size.

I’ll have expanded thoughts on this to share in the near future, but I wanted to get this out there to see what you think.  I do read every comment left [oh, that word] here, but find it difficult to respond to as many as I used to — apologies tendered.

Guiltless Pleasures: Crazy For Your Touch

07 February 2015 @ 18:53


It’s a Saturday Night after a bitch of a week, so I’m gonna rock-out a bit.

-And I’ll be good…

-I’m looking for a woman that’ll satisfy me…

-You don’t get no second chance…

-Slight return…


On Perpetual Peril As A Necessary Attribute Of Republics

07 February 2015 @ 17:17

In a recent post by William Jacobson [tip of the fedora to Darleen Click — whose remarks are well-worth reading on this] on the efforts by the Left In America to intimidate the Supreme Court into ruling their way on the Obamacare case before them, King v. Burwell, along with his usual spot-on analysis, he quotes from a recent article by Supreme Court ‘expert’ NYT reporter, Linda Greenhouse, entitled: The Supreme Court at Stake: Overturning Obamacare Would Change the Nature of the Supreme Court.  The poor gal is practically having a nervous breakdown over the possibility that SCOTUS may deal a fatal blow to Socialist Healthcare.

Mzzz. Greenhouse Gas writes:

…Not only the Affordable Care Act but the court itself is in peril as a result.

Every branch, every department, of the government should always feel in peril of the wrath of the Sovereign People, at whose pleasure they serve [and get paid and get benefits from].

This is the way Constitutional Republics must work if they are to work.

But this requires that a certain number, a certain percentage, of said Sovereign People pay attention to what the government is doing.

While those of us who work for the government [I work at the state level] should always feel the cold, determined breath of The Sovereignty on the back of our necks, they, in turn, must never forget that Freedom and Ordered Liberty are always imperiled, because the darker forces of Human Nature are always lurking in the shadows ready to pounce-on and enslave or murder those who wish to live as Free Men and Women in a Society governed by Virtue and a decent respect for the Past and the understanding that we have a responsibility to our Posterity the sacred rights granted to us by The Supreme Legislator Of The Universe.

…It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightned as it is, if we should suffer [‘(t)he liberties of our Country, the freedom of our civil constitution’] to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle; or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men….

—Samuel Adams, writing as ‘CANDIDUS’ in the Boston Gazette, 14 October 1771


Sinatra 100th: The Best Performances – 91-89 [Updated]

06 February 2015 @ 20:00

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…


Music & Lyrics: Mitchell Parish, Glenn Miller
Recorded: 29 November 1965
From the album Moonlight Sinatra

There are certain songs that become identified with one performer and all other versions by other musicians just pale when compared to it. This song will forever belong to Glenn Miller And His Orchestra, but Frank, out of all the others, keeps the color in the song and delivers it nice ‘n’ easy.  Knowing he’ll never outdo Mister Miller, he doesn’t even try, producing a version instead that is perfect for snuggling up next to your favorite gal in front of a roaring fire in the wee, small hours of.


Music & Lyrics: Fred Fisher
Recorded: 13 August 1957
Released as a Single; included in the compilation albums Sinatra Sings…Of Love and Things and The Complete Capitol Singles Collection
From the film The Joker Is Wild

Frank swings some Dixieland Jazz and shows how to do it right.

UPDATE on 20Feb2015: Mark Steyn’s take on this take.


Music & Lyrics: Richard Rogers, Lorenz Hart
Recorded: 01 September 1960
From the album Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session!!!

This is the first serious song I ever fell in love with — but it was the version by The Marcels that originally zinged the strings of my heart.  However, I eventually came to appreciate the song as a classic of The Great American Songbook — it’s a classic classic.  And this jaunty, jazzy version by Francis Albert turns the song into gold.

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

Don’t forget to also keep checking out
Pundette’s Sinatra 100 countdown
& Mark Steyn’s.
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.


Convert Or You Won’t Be Invited To The Party

06 February 2015 @ 14:06

Several years ago, on my old website, I predicted that, as time when on and the grave danger of Mohammedism was ignored and appeased, converting to Islam would start to become the ‘In’ thing to do. I stated that we would know that this cool, new trend had really taken off when people in the Entertainment Business started doing it.

Well, we haven’t gotten that far yet but, as Mark Steyn points out:

…[The Islamic State] advertize their barbarism to the world, because what’s the downside? Let’s say the guys who burned Flt Lt al-Kasasbeh are one day captured by Americans. They can look forward to a decade or two of a soft, pampering sojourn in the US justice system, represented by an A-list dream-team that’ll string things along until the administration figures it’ll cut its losses and ship them to Qatar in exchange for some worthless deserter. As for the upside, "the banality of evil" may have its appeal for lower-middle-class Teuton bureaucrats, but the glamor of evil is a far more potent and universal brand. The Islamic State has come up with the ultimate social-media campaign: evil goes viral! At some level German conscripts needed to believe they were honorable soldiers in an honorable cause, no different from the British or Americans. But ISIS volunteers are signing up explicitly for the war crimes. The Islamic State burned Flt Lt al-Kasasbeh alive not only to kill him but to inspire the thousands of ISIS fanbois around the globe, like Moussa Coulibaly, the guy who stabbed three French policemen outside a Jewish school in Nice this week.

For many of its beneficiaries, modern western life is bland, undemanding and vaguely unsatisfying. Some seek a greater cause, and turn to climate change or LGBTQWERTY rights. But others want something with a little more red meat to it. Jihad is primal in a way that the stodgy multiculti relativist mush peddled by Obama isn’t. And what the Islamic State is offering is Jihad 2.0, cranking up the blood-lust and rape and sex slavery and head-chopping and depravity in ways that make Osama-era al-Qaeda look like a bunch of pantywaists.

Success breeds success. The success of evil breeds darker evil. And the glamorization of evil breeds ever more of those "recent Muslim converts" and "lone wolves" and "self-radicalized extremists" in the news. That’s a Big Idea – a bigger idea, indeed, than Communism or Nazism. Islam, as we know, means "submission". But Xtreme-Sports Hyper-Islam, blood-soaked and baying, is also wonderfully liberating, offering the chance for dull-witted, repressed young men to slip free of even the most basic societal restraints. And, when the charms of the open road in Headchoppistan wear thin, your British and Canadian and Australian and European welfare checks will still be waiting for you on the doormat back home.

Is The West so exhausted that it can off the Young nothing?…wait!…don’t answer that.

How soon before The Beautiful People start seeing Islam as THE NEXT BIG THING, something they take to as easily as they did to Studio 54 and Cocaine?

The vast, vast majority of them are certainly stupid enough.

Paging George Orwell!

GEORGE: Yes, Bob. I hear you. Here goes:

This age makes me so sick that sometimes I am almost impelled to stop at a corner and start calling down curses from Heaven.

Thanks, my man.

The Dalai Bama Speaketh [UPDATED]

05 February 2015 @ 13:25

President ‘Barack Hussein Obama’ speaking to those gathered at this Morning’s National Prayer Breakfast, when he and Valerie Jarrett weren’t making googly-eyes at the Dalai Lama:

The president said that while religion is a source for good around the world, people of all faiths have been willing to “hijack religion for their own murderous ends.”

“Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” Obama said. “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.

“So it is not unique to one group or one religion,” Obama said. “There is a tendency in us, a simple tendency that can pervert and distort our faith.”

Never misses an opportunity to point out the past faults of the religion of The West and, by doing so, indirectly degrade and disparage the greatest civilization the World has ever known..

Never misses an opportunity to utilize the false moral equivalence argument in comparing Christianity and Islam [and to insist that God and Allah are the same entity].

Never misses an opportunity to be a bombastic and Narcissistic bore.

This poor excuse for a Man is insufferable.

That we have not already Impeached him for his many High Crimes And Misdemeanors is a tribute to our wish to die by slow self-suicide.

UPDATE at 2119…

-Mark Levin’s take on ‘Obama’ and his vile speech may be found here.

-Mark Steyn’s take:

…Droning on about the Crusades and Jim Crow, Obama offers the foreign policy of Oscar Wilde’s cynic: He knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. And so, as the world burns, he, uh, redoubles his, uh, vigilance, uh uh uh… Whatever….

-The Right Scoop has the video of the Boy King and the Truth about the ‘terrible’ Crusades.

What we need, in fact, is another declaration of crusade.

Fun With Drudge Headlines!

05 February 2015 @ 10:39

Why not…

‘FIFTY SHADES’ author clashes with director over sex scenes…

Did they have hot, kinky Make-Up Sex afterwards???

SCIENTISTS: Cockroaches have personalities…

Yes…we know Democrats do – why is this deemed newsworthy?

Five women pass Army Ranger course…

Jeez, you think they would have stopped a while and browsed.

Diane Sawyer gets first interview…

Well it’s about time. She’s been in the news business for years.

MAG: Top Obama Celebrity Bundler Caught in Hollywood Charity Scam…


Scholars rank John Kerry dead last…

They’re wrong, per usual: he’s just dead [from the neck up].


Sadly, our Constitution doesn’t allow us to prevent the Kardasians from breeding [see also: The Kennedy Family].


Hill’ry! Hill’ry!
Hill’ry and The Je-e-ets…


Scotty had better watch out. He might get lead poisoning.


Why was it electrified in the first place?

It’s Who They Are; It’s What They Do

04 February 2015 @ 14:17

Commenting on the burning to death of Jordanian pilot 1st Lieutenant Muath al-Kasaesbeh by ISIS, PJ Media reader RasThavas writes:

"While he [Mohammad] had the Kafir [non-Muslims] beheaded, he had the bad Muslims burned, along with their dwellings and mosques."
–Bukhari V1:B11:N626

This is what Islam is and ISIS is Islam to the bone.

Mirror, mirror on the Blood Drenched Wall
Who is most like Mohammad, all Muslim’s "Perfect Man", of them all?

Why, you are ISIS, you are!

Islam itself, founded by a mass murdering, mass torturing, mass raping (raping little girls was his ‘specialty’), mass enslaving blood thirsty misanthrope psychopath, all Muslim’s "Perfect Man", is the greatest continuing crime against humanity the world has ever known.

At some point either Islam dies or Humanity dies.

In the end, there can be only one.

Unless and until people understand this, they understand nothing.

Quite. RasThavas has hit upon a Truth that makes the vast majority of the Western World very, very uncomfortable, quite ill at ease. It is a Truth that they, in their pampered luxury, do not want to even begin to contemplate [Could This Be One Explanation?].

The West is the epitome, the pinnacle, the quintessence, the embodiment, of Humanity.

It stands for all that Human Beings believe is Good. It has never been Perfect, nor did or does it’s people expect it to be, because only God is Perfect. But it keeps striving to be better, to be, as it were, ‘more Good’. It is a Civilization dedicated to improving the lot of Mankind. The West celebrates the great gift known as Life.

Mohammedism is the exact opposite. It is a system of ideas – an Ideology – that believes their is Glory to be found in the murdering of those who defy it, who question it.

The Koran is a book that demands total and absolute obedience to a god, Allah, that acts without any restraints on his behavior [whatever he does, no matter how awful or self-contradictorian, must be accepted as Just], demands unequivocal and unrelieved submission of his followers’s Wills, and does not grant forgiveness, whereas our God makes covenants with His people, gifts them Free Will, and offers generous Mercy.

Two such completely opposite approaches to Life cannot exist together for long, and only are able to if one of them, as Islam was for several centuries, is weakened considerably.

If you wanted to sum-up accurately and succinctly the difference between The West and Islam, you could merely cite the contrasting biographies of Jesus the Man [later proclaimed The Christ] and Mohammed, the, in RavThavas’s correct description, ‘mass murdering, mass torturing, mass raping (raping little girls was his ‘specialty’), mass enslaving blood thirsty misanthrope psychopath’.

The same is true for Leftism. It too, like Mohammedism, is an Ideology, and, like all such creatures, is Tyrannical by it’s very nature.

Like Islam, the Left seeks to destroy everything The West stands for.

Like Islam it does so in the name of building a Utopia, a vicious fantasy born of the self-retardation of the Mind.

Like Islam, the Left will sanction the murdering of those who defy it, who question it [in fact, as of right now, Leftism has racked-up a higher number of homicides than Islam, in terms of numbers of innocent dead].

Like Islam, the Left’s Leaders [it's 'Fuhrers'] must never be questioned in any way, shape, or form.

Like Islam, the Left demands Submission of the Will to an ‘Enlightened’ Elite.

So…let me alter the words of RavThavas a bit:

At some point either Totalitarianism dies or Humanity dies.

In the end, there can be only one.

That is the Reality.

‘To Bedlam With Him! Is The Man Grown Mad?’*

03 February 2015 @ 11:23

King Barack The Unready [who's looking and acting more and more like Charles I every day] has submitted a four trillion dollar budget to the Congress.

Four. Trillion. Dollars.

Jeff Goldstein is concerned:

Has anyone checked to see if this guy is sitting in his office in a Che Guevera beret snorting coke on his non-golf days? I’m quite serious about this.

The man is in need of some sort of intervention.

Friend In The Ether Ernst Schreiber is worried for the man-child as well:

Sitting on a couch in the residence in his boxers and a Gueverra T-shirt, with a copy of Alinsky in one hand and Cloward-Piven in the other with Sports Center on the big screen TV is more like it.

If he’s a good boy, and signs the budget Valerie Jarret brings him, momma will give him some candy.

Some people are beyond being helped.

This is a ‘man’ who will never be saved — he’s too far gone mentally. He’s a raging Narcissist and Sociopath [Cluster B**, at the very least].

Since we’re civilized people, I say we confine him for the rest of his life somewhere away from any levers of Power And Control. That would be the Humane thing to do with this deranged poser.

But, it would seem that it will not end this way for ‘Obama’ and his fellow Servants Of Evil. There will be blood — it’s quickly coming to that, I fear.

Please tell me I’ve let my Cynicism get the best of me here.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

*Henry VI Part 2, Act V, Scene i

**Cluster B (dramatic, emotional or erratic disorders)

Bob Is Very Sore-y

02 February 2015 @ 19:32

I’m sore.

No, not the kind of sore I am at the way The West is committing a slow and very painful suicide.

Rather, I spent a good chunk of today shoveling out from the second major snowstorm in six days [this one was supposed to drop only about six to eight inches and we’re at about sixteen here after eighteen hours of it; combine that with the two feet we got last week].

I’m fifty-three years old and eight years ago I went through chemo, which ages you in many ways.  I’m tired and my mind is having trouble right now composing anything other than one or two sentence quips in other people’s Comment sections.


God love Mrs. B. who wages tenacious battles against the snow with the kick-arse snowblower I gave her for Christmas two years ago [can I pick ‘em, or what? (she also makes sure our full bar is always sticked)].  I would be lost with out her in every way, but, most especially right now, I’d be lying dead in a snowbank doing my best Robert Falcon Scott impression if she weren’t such a trooper.  And, to top it all off, she found the time to make me a wonderful calzone and a delicious quesadilla.  God shed his Grace on me.

Time to get a bit corny [and I’m not the only one doing that, Jack] with Frank:


Obama’s Mid-East Descent Into Chaos And Radicalism Unimaginable Under McCain/Palin Admin.

31 January 2015 @ 17:35

M-Joseph-Sheppard-001bxSpecial guest post
M. Joseph Sheppard

Seemingly out of nowhere, or at least without any indication it would happen from the Obama administration and the intelligence agencies, the Caliphate is being recreated.
One day nobody had heard of ISIS and, seemingly the next, that radical Islamic group had control of wide swathes of territory and was in the oil export business. To allow this to happen under his watch is one of the worst failures of the Obama administration in foreign policy and no matter what his domestic “legacy” is declared by the media to be there is no escaping this singular disaster.
Actually it is a multiple disaster. The whole former Caliphate/Middle Eastern Muslim world is in chaos. Deaths go on unabated in Iraq, there is no new government in Afghanistan, a coup in YemenLibya is a group of war lord mini-states. Syria is a bloodbath, The Golan is near flash-point the refugee situation  2.4 million Syrians alone,is the shame of the world.
Further afield there were terrorist attacks in Australia and France and who knows where or when the next outrage will take place whilst Islamic terrorist wreak havoc on a terrible scale in Nigeria.
Instead of any sign of progress things just get worse. Now the Egyptians, whose country reaped the first rewards of Obama’s Muslim Spring” initiative with not one but two revolutions now have exchanged their original enemy, Israel, for a homegrown one whose propensity for carnage, for as long as it takes to gain there objectives, makes the Israeli conflict seem like a simple war game.

Islamic State’s Egypt wing claimed responsibility for a series of attacks that killed at least 27 on Thursday in some of the worst anti-state violence in months, after commemorations around the anniversary of the 2011 uprising turned deadly this week.

Egypt’s government faces an Islamist insurgency based in Sinai and growing discontent with what critics perceive as heavy handed security tactics.

A series of tweets from the Sinai Province’s Twitter account claimed responsibility for each of the four attacks that took place in North Sinai and Suez provinces within hours of one another on Thursday night.

Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, Egypt’s most active militant group, changed its name to Sinai Province last year after swearing allegiance to Islamic State, the hardline Sunni militant group that has seized swathes of Iraq and Syria, drawing U.S.-led airstrikes.

It is irrefutable, I believe, that most , if not all, of these utter disasters, for that is what they are, would not be happening if the medal had not crowned then Senator Obama as the planet healer in 2008. John McCain made it very clear that the United States would stay the course, with troops and bombs, for as long as it took to win the war to the death, for that is what it is, with radical Islam.
The inter-community violence in Iraq would not be happening to any near extend that it has been with thousands of deaths and maiming. Syria would have been dealt with peremptorily and finally, there would be no “Islamic State in Iraq or Egypt because the militants would also have been dealt with peremptorily. The idea of a “Renewed Caliphate” would have been a ridiculous notion instead of the fact it is now.

Not all the blame lies with the incompetence of the Obama administration.administration. Equal shares must go the the leftist media, the “JounOlist” conspiracy headed by the likes of Ezra Klein, who placed a man with no foreign affairs experience in such a position of power over someone who had a lifetime of such experience.

McCain had a clear vision and plan-keep the gains of the surge, as Governor Palin clearly set out in her convention address, and prevent any radical groups from gaining a foothold through the use of American power.

The terrible irony, if a tragedy can be called ironic, is that a number of these media radical leftist Obama promoters are Jews and it may well be the Jewish state that has to bear the final burden, not only for the Caliphate dedicated to Israel’s destruction but from a Nuclear bomb capable Iran.
If that happens, a nuclear weapon capable Iran, then Obama would bear 100% of the blame as he has had enough time to gain experience and break away from the “progressives” whop put him in power. That he might have to shoulder this blame will be little comfort to the Jews if they experience a second Holocaust.
There is still time to save the situation, but time is running out. If some sort of line can be held against the radicals for the next two years a conservative administration, ideally led by Palin, the new Thatcher, or someone with her strength and clear-sighted vision of what needs to be done can be elected.
If on the other hand a “third Obama term” ensues, then the current wind that is being sown will see the whirlwind be reaped. God help us all.
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 – 94-92

30 January 2015 @ 19:47

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…


Music & Lyrics: Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed
Recorded: 14 April 1950
Released as a Single; included in the compilation album Swing And Dance With Frank Sinatra

It’s 1950 and Frank’s moving towards a new sound, one that will come to full fruition when he signs-on with Capital Records and has more freedom [and is far, far away from the execrable Mitch Miller]. But this arrangement is clearly rooted in the Late Swing Era and makes you want to jump in a rumble seat with your best girl and get a malted milk with two straws.


Music & Lyrics: Erwin ‘Yip’ Harburg, Burton Lane
Recorded: 16 January 1956
From the album Songs For Swingin’ Lovers

I’ve heard this song described a ‘lilting swing’ and I think that is spot-on.  It lilts for a bit and then the lilt and the swing dance close for awhile.  And then you’re smoothly sailing along on that magic carpet ride and — swoosh — you’re at jet speed. Finally, things slow down again in a smooth descent and you glide home — with the old devil moon still in her eyes


Music & Lyrics: Billy Rose, Al Jolson, Dave Dreyer
Recorded: 22 October 1962
Released as a Single; included in the compilation album The Reprise Collection

One of only two songs on this list where Frank is joined by another vocalist, this is one of the few Sammy Davis, Jr. recordings I can listen to without getting a headache [one of the other few, believe it or not, is the Theme To Baretta]. It was much easier to take The Wham Of Sam live — he was made for the stage [and screen].

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

Don’t forget to also keep checking out
Pundette’s Sinatra 100 countdown
& Mark Steyn’s.
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.


The End Of The (Foreign) Affair

30 January 2015 @ 14:21

Paco has been thinking about what’s next for The Jarrett Junto in the foreign policy arena and now has some questions [re-paragraphing mine]:

So, what’s the next thing on Obama’s foreign policy agenda?

Halting all military action against ISIS in return for a bag of magic beans?

Maybe trading some more terrorist chiefs for a hostage to be named later?

How about the 2015 James Taylor Middle East Tour (featuring John Kerry and the Winter Soldiers as a warm-up band)? That ought to be good for a t-shirt, at least.

The very sad thing is: it wouldn’t surprise me if some variations of these policies didn’t get implemented by that bunch of dangerous and naive crew of drunk-on-Power sailors [or is it ‘corpse men’?].

If we survive this Reign Of Error And Terror, it will be a true, bloody miracle.

If You Are Mitt, You Must Go Quit

30 January 2015 @ 13:51

Sub-head: Romney Says, ‘No More, Man’

One ‘severe conservative’ down, a few more to go.

It was inevitable because The Bush Machine was going to run right over the doofus from Loserville, the former Governor of Utopia-East.

All the big Corporatist Republicans were going to go with Jeb Amore Bush, many simply because, to them, Romney is a dud, a flop, a washout, a clunker, a lemon in an expensive suit, and the Bushes are winners and, by yimminy, those Neo-Fascists want a seat at the Power And Control Table at the Enlightened Elite Club.

And don’t forget: Signor Juan has a Laaa-tee-nah! wife — she’ll add, shall we say, a little color to the GOP ticket [although, it is reported that she has a temper and is seen by many as la bruja].

And further don’t forget: at the last Republican Presidential Convention, the GOP Leadership changed the primary rules so that it will be much harder for a candidate not approved by them to get the Nomination.

Jeff Goldstein offers his thoughts here

Palaeomerus’s thinking is pretty much mine, especially this part:

Add to that I’m not feeling very GOP anymore and the long third party road is the only one open to us…

The GOPy have a lot of selling to do. A LOT OF SELLING. And a revelation on the road to damascus or two

Which prompts a question for conservatives: Quo vadis?


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