Saturday, February 20, 2016


Semisonic with Closing Time. From the 1998 album Feeling Strangely Fine.

Alternative rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Formed in 95, barely lasted six years.

Nirvana with The Man Who Sold the World. It's on their 1994 MTV Unplugged in New York album.

Bowie cover, but I suppose you know that.

Goede nacht.


Friday, February 19, 2016


Via MailOnline, 17 February 2016. Read and weep:

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"The decision to make a third of meals for Australian troops halal-certified has angered military members, veterans and politicians, with less than 100 Muslims serving in the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

Deputy Chief of Army Major General Rick Burr has approved demands that four of 12 combat menu options be halal-certified. This comes after changes to ensure variety in ration packs, with dietary requirements such as vegetarian, kosher, and halal being accommodated for 'to meet ADF's commitment to providing an inclusive working ­environment,' the Daily Telegraph has reported.

However, Lieutenant General Angus J Campbell, Chief of the Australian Army, told Daily Mail Australia: 'The proportion of combat rations specifically manufactured to meet religious considerations will vary subject to the ADF’s demography and our operating environment. The suggestion that one third has to be halal certified is incorrect.'

However, the sweeping changes have enraged some of ADF's 60,000 full-time and reserve servicemen and women who query how many taxpayer dollars halal certifiers will receive from the new arrangement.

According to the Telegraph, a federal government inquiry is investigating unregulated halal certifiers. Senator Cory Bernardi, a member of the senate inquiry, criticised the changes by saying 'decisions like this suggest it has become more an instrument of supporting minority interests rather than being focused on the national interest'. Former Army intelligence officer and Australian Liberty Alliance Senate candidate for Queensland, Bernie Gaynor, said Australia deserves 'better'."

Those following CDRSalamander are well acquainted with the Diversity Industry's disgusting interference in all matters military. Each Thursday brings another revelation of an umpteenth victory for the PC crowd in enforcing political correctness on the Armed Forces at the cost of combat effectiveness and safety for the troops, and those they are supposed to protect.

It now appears however that the rot has also affected the Australian Defense Forces.

At the end of 2015 the Australian government put the official number of "Australians" having joined IS at around 110.

That number is almost certainly too low. A New York based think tank consisting of international terror experts put the number as high as 255.

If that is true, then Australian muslims fighting for IS would outnumber Australian muslims serving in the ADF by a factor of 2.5...

... and yet Major General Rick Burr found it necessary to approve "demands" - presumably by the same kind of PC bullies and Diversity Nazis destroying the US Armed Forces from within - to halal-certify A FULL THIRD OF COMBAT MENU OPTIONS.

I don't fucking care if Major General Burr is a distinguished graduate of the United States Marine Corps, has a Distinguished Service Cross, or received the Bronze Star or the US's Legion of Merit (twice, reportedly). If what the Daily Mail writes is true...


And should be sacked.


Thursday, February 18, 2016


Some amazing footage from The Netherlands has emerged.

Sometime in 2011, the Dutch National Orchestra was preparing to play a Gustav Mahler work before Queen Beatrix [the reigning queen is Maxima, to be sure - MFBB].

The orchestra chief, a muslim, suddenly decided to enlighten the Queen and entourage on islam's "beauty", and extol its virtues.

Two things happened next.

First, the Orchestra members quit the stage. GOOD. Even, VERY GOOD.

Second, the whole affair was carefully hidden by the MSM. BAD. Even, VERY BAD.

Watch the whole thing:

Some fleshing out tomorrow, hopefully.

Hat tip my uncle R.



Via our incomparable friends at Gates of Vienna, an interesting video of a Danish alternative website. The speaker is Jeppe Juhl, and he lambasts the scandalously biased news coverage of the traditional media outlets:

Liberty DK did the translation, and Vlad Tepes the subtitling.

The fight goes on. If you cherish liberty, link to this video and others like it far and wide, no matter where you live.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Powerful article by John Hawkins over at American Thinker:

"The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both." -- Milton Friedman

“If there is ever a fascist takeover in America, it will come not in the form of storm troopers kicking down doors but with lawyers and social workers saying, ‘I'm from the government and I'm here to help.’” – Jonah Goldberg

In a time where consumers have almost unlimited choices of music, movies, websites and every product you can imagine in the supermarket, socialism is an outdated economic system that no longer fits with the world we live in. Socialism requires the intervention and control of the marketplace by an overwhelmingly powerful centralized government. It penalizes high achievers, rewards laziness and stifles choice.

Socialism is a government regulation that stops you from creating a successful business. It’s the Bureau of Land Management or the EPA making arbitrary decisions about what you can do with your own land. It’s the IRS taking the money you busted your butt to earn and giving it to people who didn’t work as hard as you did.

 photo johnhawkins_zpsvzanwfdt.jpgAlmost every socialist policy requires taking resources from someone who’s earned them and giving them to someone who hasn’t. Even programs that are supposed to be self-funding rarely are because the juice is never quite worth the squeeze. The real reason we’re so deeply in debt is because if the middle class was forced to choose between paying for what our government is spending or dramatically cutting back, our government would already be much smaller than it is – and no wonder.

What does our government do well anymore? Do you trust the IRS? FEMA? Are our borders secure? How does the customer service of the post office or DMV compare to, let’s say Apple or Amazon? Who wants to live in government housing? Who wants a minimum wage job? Who wants to answer to bureaucrats, jump through their hoops and do as he’s told by people who see him as a nameless, faceless slob dependent upon them for his livelihood?

This is what socialism offers.

Socialism will take something from someone else who earned it and give it to you and in return, you will do what socialists want you to do. If you’re irresponsible, lazy, have a habit of making poor decisions or just need a master, this can seem like a good deal. You can work a menial job and get paid more than you’re worth! You can go to college and you don’t have to pay for it! Someone else will give you a place to live, food stamps, welfare and health care! In return, you just have to give up on your pride, your dreams and control of your own life....


Eighty percent of humanity lives on less than $10 a day. Meanwhile, 96% of the poor in America have televisions, 93% have microwaves and 81% have cell phones. Ultimately, it’s the economic growth produced by capitalistic policies that has allowed America’s poor to do so well compared to the poor in more socialistic nations. Paradoxically, the more we move towards socialism in the name of “helping” the poor, the less poor Americans will ultimately have. That’s because the more regulations, the more taxes and the more GOVERNMENT a country has, the slower its economy grows.

Socialism requires a gargantuan government so it can confiscate property, control behavior and manage an always growing list of programs to achieve “fairness.” Unfortunately, “fairness” is a will-o’-the-wisp that can never be caught because human beings have different levels of talent, skill and effort.

The factory worker who spent 30 years working his way through the ranks to become regional sales manager should make more than the new guy who just started yesterday. The man who spent 10 years building his own successful business should make more money than his employees. The man who invested every extra dime he had and does well should make more money than the fellow who used all his extra money to buy a bigger car and nicer furniture for his house. Socialists say, “Not so fast. Maybe those guys should make more money, but they’re making too much money. We should control how much they make. We should decide how much of their money they get to keep. We should control how much of their money is given away and to whom.”

On the other hand, capitalism is freedom. Capitalism says you should do what you want to do with your own time and either suffer the consequences or reap the rewards. Sure, we might all cooperate to create a military and a police force along with building sewage systems, roads, street lights and stop signs and a few other necessities, but beyond that, let everyone rise and fall as he deserves..."


Monday, February 15, 2016


I am doing nothing but copying and pasting from our Gates of Vienna buddies' site, but I'm pretty sure they don't mind. If in that way but a sole reader comes across the following video, which he would otherwise have missed - it's been worthwile.

And here is the transcript:

00:00 On the 30 Oct. 2010 in Amsterdam, Paul Weston,
00:04 the English politician who at that time was not yet
00:08 the president of PEGIDA UK, said in support
00:12 of Geert Wilders these few words which I ask you
00:16 to memorise: “Let me tell you this:
00:20 to all of you, liars, traitors, careerists, socialists:
00:24 you hold the power now
00:28 but in a decade (this was in 2010)
00:32 WE will hold the power and WE will hold you to account.
00:36 We will drag you before a Nuremberg-type court
00:40 and you will be judged for high treason,
00:44 and for the first time in a long while WE will be your judges.”
00:53 How —
00:57 Socialists en Prison!
01:01 Into prison, Socialists!
01:05 — how not to think
01:10 of these words from Paul Weston, seeing all
01:14 that we had to suffer this weekend. We have seen
01:18 patriots banned from demonstrating in Calais.
01:22 We have seen patriots banned from demonstrating
01:26 in St. Brieux by a prefect who unilaterally
01:30 – his name is Pierre Lambert — had decided,
01:34 having forgotten to remove the sausage skins from his eyes,
01:38 had decided that there was no Islamisation in Europe,
01:42 and as there was no Islamisation, no demonstration must take place.
01:46 While the patriots were banned from demonstrating
01:51 in those two cities, we saw the Antifa,
01:55 as usual, vandalise everything in Rennes.
01:59 We saw, despite the State of Emergency, this same gang
02:03 authorised to demonstrate in Paris. But we have also seen,
02:07 when it appears that France is at war,
02:11 we saw in Lille the UOIF (Union of Islamic Organisations) affiliated with
02:15 the Muslim Brotherhood, dare to hold a congress
02:19 when, during a period of war, this affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood
02:23 does not hide its plan to Islamise our country,
02:27 to introduce the Sharia everywhere in France,
02:31 and everywhere in Europe, and in this period of war we authorise our enemies
02:36 to hold a congress without this bothering Cazeneuve (Minister of the Interior)
02:44 We are seeing how far
02:48 they dare go,
02:52 and how openly they mock us — I am speaking
02:56 of the Islamist leaders — because even while we are debating the question
03:00 on the forfeiture of nationality, you have
03:04 Tariq Ramadan, associated with the Muslim Brotherhood in France, who says
03:08 that the France of Cazeneuve (Interior Minister), of Valls (PM) of Hollande (President)
03:12 suits him and that now he wants French nationality.
03:16 Despite —
03:20 Islam en dehors — Out with Islam
03:24 Out with Islam
03:29 — despite the repression,
03:33 despite the threats, despite the intimidation,
03:37 we see despite this, and we have seen since
03:41 this weekend the acts of resistance multiply.
03:45 the comrades of Saint-Brieuc, despite the ban
03:49 by Prefect Lambert (let me remind you he was
03:53 among the Antifa this Saturday — a PREFECT!),
03:57 the comrades of Saint-Brieux
04:01 also defied this prefect’s ban on demonstrating.
04:05 They came, they distributed patriotic leaflets
04:09 at the market, showing their love of France,
04:14 and at 50 have held out, despite the bans from the police, for as long as possible.
04:22 We have
04:26 seen in Calais that while the initiative was banned,
04:30 the initiative by PEGIDA, we saw
04:34 via mobilisation on the internet, 350 to 400
04:38 of our compatriots, ready to come, because they did not accept
04:42 that in Calais the migrants had the right to demonstrate,
04:46 the lefties had the right to demonstrate, that they had the right to attack the local people,
04:50 and that only the patriots, willing to defend the Calaisians,
04:54 were banned. At 350 — 400 they were
04:58 there, they were present, they manifested an act of strong resistance,
05:02 which this regime wanted to break by force,
05:06 as we saw by the scandalous arrest of the General Piquemal.
05:15 And your presence, our presence,
05:19 the initiative by SIEL tonight shows that there is
05:23 in this country a patriotic current, that defends itself in
05:27 the streets, in the re-information, on internet sites
05:31 that are advancing, that defends itself by all means,
05:35 to pass on the message of France, the message of the love of our country,
05:39 the message of our people, a message which
05:43 we continue to develop with all our strength!

As always, many thanks to the incomparable GoV-affiliated characters Oz-Rita, who did the translation, and Vlad Tepes, for subtitling.

The money quote here, and A VERY SERIOUS WARNING to all socialists, greens, and traditional parties committing treason by deliberately ruining our Continent, is of course:

"We will drag you before a Nuremberg-type court and you will be judged for high treason..."

I hope to see that day.


Sunday, February 14, 2016


Jean Béraud (January 12, 1849 – October 4, 1935) was a French Realist/Impressionist painter, born in Saint Petersburg, where his father was working as a sculptor in Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Béraud is famous for his renditions of life in Paris during the Belle Époque (roughly the period between the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871 and World War I). While his Parisian scenes of daily (and nightly!) life are incomparable (it is actually a shame that Béraud received little to no recognition outside France), he nevertheless also made a name for himself with religious subjects.

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Elégant soirée.

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First Communion.

In recognition for his work, Béraud in 1894 received the Légion d'Honneur, the country's highest decoration.