Saturday, September 28, 2013


Two Door Cinema Club with Sun. From the album Beacon. The video is for wussies, but you can always close yer eyes.

Alex Trimble (vocals), Sam Halliday (lead guitar) and Kevin Baird (bass), Northern Irish blokes, formed TDCC in 2007.

Over here at DowneastBlog we are verrrry anxious about Diversity, which is why the follow up gig is by Wall of Voodoo, with Mexican Radio. From the 1982 album Call of the West.

US New Wave band formed in LA in 1977 by Stan Ridgway, he of the unmistakable voice.

Slaap wel.


Friday, September 27, 2013


This is the result of spinelessly giving in to every demand of the religion of piss:

"WOMEN teachers at Al-Madinah School in Derby claim they are being told to cover their heads and shoulders with a hijab – an Islamic scarf – whether or not they are Muslim.

This is one of several complaints made by staff to their unions at Al-Madinah School, which is currently under investigation by the Education Funding Agency for alleged irregularities over its grants.

A member of the teaching staff told the Derby Telegraph that women were being told to sign new contracts that say they must wear hijabs and that girls are told to sit at the back of classes.

Two non-Asian women, who refused to comment, were spotted taking off their hijabs as soon as they were out of sight of the school during the lunch hour.
Nick Raine, regional NUT officer, said he was "very worried" about the school and the education of the 200 children there.
He said: "It's one thing to have a dress code which we can challenge and quite another to build it into a contract."

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It is understood that the new contracts for staff also include rules about not taking non-halal food into the school and not being allowed to wear jewellery.
Mr Raine added: "There are worries over practices concerning the discrimination between male and female pupils in the school, with the girls being told to sit at the back of the class regardless of whether they can see the board properly."
The school, which occupies space at Norman House, Friar Gate, where primary-age children are taught, and Midland House, Nelson Street, for secondary children, was set up in September 2012.

The then head teacher, Andrew Cutts-Mckay, who has left after less than a year in post, said at the time that the school was being set up so that "the timetable will be flexible with time for Islamic teaching but pupils will be able to opt out of this and there will be a chance to learn about other faiths".
He said the school would "honour all faiths" and that he envisaged a school where 50% of pupils are Islamic and the other half were not.

Sue Arguile, branch secretary of Derby National Union of Teachers, said: "This school was first launched as based on Muslim principles and not as a Muslim school.

"If the school is not sticking to the original reasons behind why it was set up, then it does call into question whether public money is being used properly and for its intended purpose."

Mr Raine said: "The school is publicly accountable so there needs to be greater transparency."

And that's not all. On September 23rd, Mail Online reported:

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I wonder how this horrifying evolution of the UK towards an islamic state can be stopped with 'leaders' like David Cameron and Boris Johnson. Both of them FUCKING TRAITORS not only to the conservative cause but also to their very country and everything it once stood for, the birthplace of a landmark document like the Magna Carta, once a beacon of light for democracy, the first state to engage its military to combat slavery, Europes last and crucial bulwark against nazism in the darkest days of 1940, a pioneer for women's rights....

... Believe it or not, but last summer they were basically openly touting their country as Europes prime hub for SHARIA BANKING.


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Wednesday, September 25, 2013


There is this:

"FORT DRUM — The headquarters of 10th Mountain Division has provided the Army its recommendations for how it could slash a quarter of its budget and manpower.
With the proposal in the hands of the Army, questions remain on what kind of action will happen next and when a decision will be made. The post formally submitted its recommendations before the Army’s deadline Wednesday.

On Thursday, Lt. Col. Tage J. Rainsford, the division public affairs officer, said the post would not release its recommendations until they were reviewed by Army Secretary John M. McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno, who ordered the recommendations, and a final decision was returned.

It was not revealed how many people or how much money would have to be cut to meet the Army’s goal. However, Col. Rainsford said, the headquarters has an authorized end strength of about 500 soldiers, meaning as many as 125 soldiers could be facing cuts.

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The recommendations on how to make cuts were in response to an Aug. 14 memo from Mr. McHugh and Gen. Odierno to headquarters elements at the two-star level and above, such as the local division.

“Let there be no mistake, aggregate reductions WILL TAKE PLACE,” the memo reads. “The money is gone; our mission now is to determine how best to allocate these cuts while maintaining readiness. We expect Army leaders, military and civilian, to seize this opportunity to re-shape our Army. This effort will take PRIORITY OVER ALL other Headquarters, Department of the Army activities.”

The budget and staffing reduction planning stems from the approximately $50 billion in cuts that the Army must figure out for the 2014 fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1, in connection with the long-term federal budget cuts known as sequestration."

And then I have to read this:

"The recent uproar over armed EPA agents descending on a tiny Alaska mining town is shedding light on the fact that 40 federal agencies – including nearly a dozen typically not associated with law enforcement -- have armed divisions.

The agencies employ about 120,000 full-time officers authorized to carry guns and make arrests, according to a June 2012 Justice Department report.

Though most Americans know agents within the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Prisons carry guns, agencies such as the Library of Congress and Federal Reserve Board employing armed officers might come as a surprise.

The incident that sparked the renewed interest and concern occurred in late August when a team of armed federal and state officials descended on the tiny Alaska gold mining town of Chicken, Alaska.

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The Environmental Protection Agency, whose armed agents in full body armor participated, acknowledged taking part in the Alaska Environmental Crimes Task Force investigation, which it said was conducted to look for possible violations of the Clean Water Act.

However, EPA officials denied the operation was a “raid” and didn't address speculation about whether it was connected to possible human and drug trafficking.

“Imagine coming up to your diggings, only to see agents swarming over it like ants, wearing full body armor, with jackets that say "POLICE" emblazoned on them, and all packing side arms,” gold miner C.R. Hammond told the Alaska Dispatch.

The other federal agencies participating in the operation were the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Coast Guard, the National Oceanic and the Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Park Service.

The Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Park Service are among 24 federal agencies employing more than 250 full-time armed officers with arrest authority, according the federal report, which is based on the 2008 Census of Federal Law Enforcement Officers.

The other 16 agencies have less than 250 officers and include NOAA as well as the Library of Congress, the Federal Reserve Board and the National Institutes of Health."

Our pal CDR Salamander was the first to draw my attention to the apparent militarization first of US Police forces, then of a plethora of federal agencies.

At the same time it seems quite obvious that there is a movement underway to take the teeth out of the regular military.

While I think that it is entirely possible - probable? - that this US Administration - this democrat US Administration - is harboring and implementing schemes in which there is a militarized dimension to its ever growing influence upon, and hold over, American society, I nevertheless doubt that there would be actual blueprints in the bowels of the Obama administration to deliberately and simultaneously also starve the regular US armed forces.

Because I imagine that the power and influence of the "military industrial complex", its lobbying forces, the prestige and traditions of the US military itself .... would constitute a formidable bulwark against any such deliberately planned move.

But it must certainly come in handy that the godforsaken economic mess Obama & Co. have gotten the US in gives them a magnificent excuse to urge drastic cuts in the regular armed forces.

In short:

LIKELY = Obama Administration is deliberately weaponizing its domestic agencies, because it is afraid of armed citizens
COMES IN HANDY = economic crisis necessitates budget cuts, appropriate opportunity to disarm regular armed forces, which in case of an internal conflict are most likely to side with the citizenry

And if you think Outlaw Mike has gone nuts with his conspiracy theory, listen to retired USMC Colonel Peter Martino:

BOOT 'EM OUT, you hear that, Real Americans? BOOT-'EM-OUT. Nasty Pelousy, Dirty Reid Harry, the Creep-in-Chief and the entire shebang of godforsaken lunatics that passes for the democratic party. And don't give their Republican counterparts a free pass either - they have turned into half-democrats already.

Boot them out, if you hold dear everything that made America great. Everything that made it, yes, Exceptional.


Monday, September 23, 2013


As per usual, an excellent article by Mark Steyn. From his own site, Party Politics:

"...Prowling my hotel room the other night, I discovered a copy of the latest Vogue, kindly provided by the management. So, after bringing myself up to speed on Jennifer Lawrence — a "girl on fire," apparently — I turned to a profile of Susan Rice. She was the girl sent to put out the fire, dispatched by the Obama administration to slog through all the Sunday talk shows the weekend after Benghazi and blame it on some video. In Sir Henry Wotton's famous formulation, an ambassador is a man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. In the case of Susan Rice, a U.N. ambassador is a broad sent to lie to her country for the good of her man — viz., Barack Obama. Happily, it worked. A year on, the director of the video is still in custody, and Miss Rice is now national-security adviser. So she and Vogue were in party mood:

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Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the maker of the 'anti-muslim film'. Supposedely thrown in jail almost one year ago for using false names in violation of a probation order in a bank fraud case. The real reason is of course because the Creep-in-Chief 'the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of islam' needed a scapegoat for the Benghazi murders. It has long since been known that the film had nothing to do with it and that it was an AQ attack. But Mr Nakoula is still in jail nevertheless (though I hear he will soon be released).

"It's a warm evening in June, and guests are assembling for a party she's throwing in honor of LGBT Pride Month at the penthouse of the Waldorf Towers, the official residence of the U.N. Ambassador. Actress turned humanitarian activist Mia Farrow, wearing blue tinted glasses, is one of the first to arrive. Within minutes she's joined by The New York Times's executive editor, Jill Abramson . . ." And soon things are swinging: "They mingle and sip sparkling wine in the elegant living room next to a framed portrait of Oprah Winfrey and First Lady Michelle Obama resting their heads on Rice's shoulders . . ."


"...If you're not looking at the world through Mia Farrow's blue-tinted glasses, if you're in Beijing or Moscow, Ankara or Canberra, it's the shadow that everyone sees, very clearly — the sepulchral Habsburgian twilight of a dimming power enjoying its last waltz. Like Vienna exactly a century ago, America retains a certain creative energy, if you're willing to put Jay-Z up there with Franz Lehár. It is at the forefront of therapeutic culture: If Freud had thought to stick his couch on a TV set, he might have made as much dough as Oprah, or at least Dr. Phil. As Vienna sat on an underground "river of sex" (as William Boyd calls it in his recent novel Waiting for Sunrise), so in America the river is overground and its Niagara-like roar the unceasing background din of daily life: A New York mayoral candidate twitpics his penis. A putative successor to San Diego's grope-fiend mayor is caught masturbating in a city-hall men's room. Miley Cyrus in her scanties "twerks" — or is twerked upon (I'm not sure I can reliably say which) — live on TV. Yawn. Next . . .

No one could be further from the octogenarian Franz Josef than our young emperor, but even hip courtiers draw the line at lèse majesté, and so rodeo clowns who disrespect the sovereign are banned for life. On the distant horizon, the contours of the post-American world begin to rise, but the preoccupations of our ruling class grow ever more myopic. One of the world's richest women flies all the way to Switzerland in order to confuse a Zurich boutique selling $38,000 handbags with an Alabama lunch counter 60 years ago, to the consternation of the poor shopgirl who knows nothing of America's peculiar parochial obsessions, has never heard of Trayvon Martin, and lives in a city where pretty much the only black women around are the more fashion-conscious African dictators' consorts in town to visit their safe-deposit boxes. But, as at the Hofbau, the ancient social rituals of our own court permit no diversion from the program: If it's Tuesday, it must be racism.

Alas, in the world beyond the penthouse of the Waldorf Towers, it's harder to tell whom the A-list invites should go to: From Afghanistan to Egypt, a debt-ridden America bankrolls its own eclipse, betraying friends, promoting enemies, despised by both. In the dog days of summer, the new national-security adviser tweets it in from her pad in the Hamptons or wherever, even as the hyperpower readies for its next unwon war: After America's slo-mo defeat in the Hindu Kush, and its ineffectual leading-from-behind in Libya, and its thwarted Muslim Brotherhood outreach in Cairo, Obama is confidently dispatching the gunboats to Syria. If you're Bashar Assad, you must be as befuddled as that Zurich handbag clerk: Hillary hailed you as a "reformer"; no senatorial frequent flyer courted you more assiduously than John Kerry; the guys trying to depose you hate the Great Satan far more than you do, and are the local branch office of the fellows who turned lower Manhattan into a big smoking hole. Yet Washington is readying to take you out — or at any rate, in George W. Bush's unimprovable summation of desultory Clinton-style warmongering, readying to fire a $2 million cruise missile through a tent and hit a camel in the butt. The only novelty with this latest of ineptly rattled sabers is whether Tsar Putin will stand by and let Obama knock off a Russian client...."

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You know - or should know - you're in trouble when the National Security Advisor of the soi-disant 'Policeman of the World' is attending - as a contestant? - a 'Glamour Women of the World' soirée. Throw in morsels like that she's the kind of woman to use her official residence as UN Ambassador as a venue for an LGBT Pride Event and you know - or should know - that your 'National Security' is FUCKED big time.

Five hundred years ago that great Renaissance Man Desiderius Erasmus wrote Laus Stultitiae, In Praise of Folly, which basically mocks the self-deception and madness of the ruling elites of his time. When I first learned of this famous book, in high school, I was so naive to think that Erasmus must have been some kind of an old boring grumpy coot, to write a book on what I assumed at the time was a rather limited subject.

When I look at the March of Madness happily undertaken by the entire Obama administration, I now tend to think more that, apart from being the foremost Humanist of his time, Erasmus may also have been the era's Numero Uno clairvoyant.