Boo-freaking-hoo

I don’t think the FBI understands that nobody gives a quantum of a damn about what they happen to think regarding the upcoming release of information concerning corrupt and criminal behavior on the part of the FBI:

FBI Director Christopher Wray sent a striking signal to the White House Wednesday, issuing a rare public warning that a controversial Republican memo about the FBI’s surveillance practices omits key information that could impact its veracity.

The move sets up an ugly clash with the President who wants it released.

“With regard to the House Intelligence Committee’s memorandum, the FBI was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it,” the agency said in a statement. “As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”

We don’t care about your “grave concerns” because you’re a bunch of corrupt Deep State swamp creatures. At this point, literally every single FBI document ever written should be declassified and released to the public.

I expect most criminals have “grave concerns” about their behavior being investigated.

This isn’t that hard. Release the memo. Then release all of the supporting documents. Then release all the information about the full extent of the corruption and criminality that has been kept hidden. The intelligence agencies and all their handwringing about how this will make their job harder is irrelevant. They are no longer worthy of the public trust and their concerns and their protests should be completely ignored.


“Apparent suicide”

I noticed that the tone of the media coverage of Mark Salling’s death has gradually changed from “suicide” to “apparent suicide”. Crazy Days and Nights appears to be confident that it was actually another murder staged to look like one.

No note. Defensive wounds on his hands, where he tried to fight off his attacker. Supposed to not be found for weeks where clues would have been tough to piece together. Arranged plea deal. Dead four days before he had turn over a list of names. They had been coming after him ever since he took the plea deal because they knew he would have to name names. I wrote about that pressure before. He bought most of his photos. One person who was feeling the heat was this former A+ list mostly television actor. As far as I know, he didn’t sell him the photos, but apparently many of them came from his collection. The person that was feeling the most pressure and had the most to lose was an A list producer. Their high and mighty world would have come crashing down. There is no way he was going to let that happen.

I realize that Hollywood is not the most literate world, but you’d think SOMEONE there would have read at least one or two detective novels. It would appear that in Hollywood, as in the Agatha Christie world, no one has a shorter expected lifespan than the guy who knows something but isn’t prepared to talk about it yet.

It appears the big pedos are getting scared. They know the law is finally closing in on them.

More than 500 suspects were arrested and 56 people were rescued during a statewide human-trafficking crackdown, officials said. The Los Angeles County Regional Human Trafficking Task Forces announced the arrests of 510 suspects during the three-day sweep, called Operation Reclaim and Rebuild.



America is not the world

Pat Buchanan tries to explain to civic globalists that nationalism isn’t color-blind and race does, in fact, matter:

Today, issues of immigration and race are tearing countries and continents apart. There are anti-immigrant parties in every nation in Europe. Turkey is being bribed to keep Syrian refugees out of Europe.

Boatloads of Africans from Libya are being turned back in the Med. After building a wall to keep them out, Bibi Netanyahu has told “illegal aliens” from Africa: Get out of Israel by March, or go to jail.

Angela Merkel’s Party may have suffered irreparable damage when she let a million Mideast refugees in. The larger concentrations of Arabs, Africans and Turks in Britain, France and Germany are not assimilating. Central European nations are sealing borders.

Europe fears a future in which the continent, with its shrinking numbers of native-born, is swamped by peoples from the Third World.

Yet the future alarmed Europeans are resisting is a future U.S. elites have embraced. Among the reasons, endless mass migration here means the demographic death of the GOP.

In U.S. presidential elections, persons of color whose roots are in Asia, Africa and Latin America vote 4-1 Democratic, and against the candidates favored by American’s vanishing white majority. Not for the first time, liberal ideology comports precisely with liberal interests.

Mass immigration means an America in 2050 with no core majority, made up of minorities of every race, color, religion and culture on earth, a continent-wide replica of the wonderful diversity we see today in the U.N. General Assembly.

It’s interesting to see rock-solid conservatives finally getting on board with the Alt-Right conceptually, even though they will probably continue to resist openly identifying with it. Which is fine. The important aspect of a political philosophy is the adoption of the ideas, not the label, the identity, or the brand. I very much doubt that Aristotle lost any sleep at all over what those who adopted his ideas elected to call themselves.

Whenever you see people talking about “the brand” or purity-signaling, you can be confident that they are either shills of some sort, they are attention-seekers, or they harbor ambitions of leadership. There isn’t necessarily anything wrong with any of these things – I would have to be the last to criticize anyone else for trying to sell books – but from the philosophical perspective, they are all irrelevant. Sure, it must be annoying when you hear others spouting your ideas, or in some cases, your literal words, without crediting or acknowledging the source of them. But at the end of the day, it’s really the propagation of the ideas throughout the population that matters.

There is no such thing as “civic nationalism”. It is a self-contradictory concept that confuses the state with the nation and “civic globalism” is the more precise term. There is also no such thing as “ethno-nationalism”. The term is redundant.


All ur rhetoric are belong to us

“Americans are Dreamers too.” Magnificent. Since some who don’t speak rhetoric were obviously confused by this, let me explain what the God-Emperor was doing when he said that last night, and why it infuriated Democrats and the media.

During the height of GamerGate, the Ghazis, as the SJWs who actively opposed GamerGate called themselves, frequently tried to introduce new anti-GG hashtags. Every time they did, we promptly flooded those hashtags with pro-GG memes, thereby converting their hashtag into ours. We did this so frequently that it spawned a meme of its own – ALL YOUR HASHTAGS ARE BELONG TO US – and eventually demoralized them so completely that they gave up trying to generate new hashtags.

What the President did last night during the State of the Union speech was steal the media’s hashtag with regards to illegal aliens. And they know it. 

Trump’s biggest insult to immigrants in his State of the Union. The president pulled an “All Lives Matter” on DREAMers. Miss that reference, and this passage is just standard Trumpian “America First” boilerplate: the idea that America has put immigrants ahead of its own citizens, and that Trump is showing love for Americans by calling for fewer immigrants to be allowed to join them. But it’s in fact something more pointed: an attempt to reclaim the label of “dreamer” from the group that has used it for the last 17 years.

Perhaps more importantly, he also promised a Congressman that he would, “100 percent”, release the Nunes memo. The lesson, as always, is wait patiently and assume that President Trump knows what he is doing. It’s been three years now. Have you learned nothing?



Corporate fraud

I imagine there are probably a lot of violations that merit investigation, particularly among the Trump-hating technology companies.

The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether Apple Inc. violated securities laws concerning its disclosures about a software update that slowed older iPhone models, according to people familiar with the matter.

The government has requested information from the company, according to the people, who asked not to be named because the probe is private. The inquiry is in early stages, they cautioned, and it’s too soon to conclude any enforcement will follow…. Several weeks ago, the company admitted to slowing down the performance of older iPhones models to make their batteries last longer. Apple released a software update early in 2017 that throttled older iPhones, but didn’t specify that the action slowed the devices. In December, Apple apologized for not clearly communicating this information and vowed to release another update to mitigate the concern.

What, they think everyone forgot how Clinton and Obama audited and investigated conservative organizations and corporations?


So what did he know…

About Hillary Clinton and the DNC?

Glee actor Mark Salling is dead of an apparent suicide, according to law enforcement … TMZ has learned. We’re told his body was found near a riverbed in Sunland … the area where he lived. We do not yet know the manner of death. We’re told he may have died after hanging himself.  We’ve learned the address where Salling was found dead near a little league field adjacent to a creek. 

Well, we’ve been expecting a sudden onset of suicides among the Hollywood set. What is that now, three? Four?


Stoked

Ran into a friendly acquaintance of mine at the gym. We’ve played against each other for years; he is quite a bit younger but was permitted to play in our veteran’s league because he was a professional referee or something. I was never quite clear on what the deal was, to be honest.

Anyhow, he had told me he was up for promotion to Serie A in the coming season, so when I saw him, I didn’t even say anything, I just raised an eyebrow. He smiled and pumped his fist; the league not only came through with the promotion to the top level but had him rated highest in the second league through the first half of the season. He’s smart, athletic, and multilingual, so I have absolutely no doubt he’ll be doing Champion’s League and the Euros before too long.

Competitive bastard too. I marked him for an entire game in an indoor tournament and had to throw everything plus the kitchen sink at him to keep him from scoring… and just barely managed to do that.


Smells like Girlbusters

SJWs are running their usual routine of breathlessly talking up a heavily converged product that they know the mainstream audience isn’t going to like very much.

Ash Crossan, Entertainment Tonight video producer
Ladies and gentlemen we have an AMAZING villain. #BlackPanther was so good I can’t breathe. AND DANAI GURIRA HOLY F@$&?!?!? I LOVE this movie.

Geeks of Color
Black Panther is the best MCU movie ever. I was blown away from start to finish and I’m not even being biased. This was by far the best marvel movie to date. Thank you, Ryan Coogler!

jen yamato@jenyamato
BLACK PANTHER is incredible, kinetic, purposeful. A superhero movie about why representation & identity matters, and how tragic it is when those things are denied to people. The 1st MCU movie about something real; Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger had me weeping and he’s the VILLAIN

Nate Brail@NateBrail
Black Panther is the best Marvel Film ever made. Nothing compares to it. Michael B. Jordan and Letitia Wright steal the show. The visuals are incredible. Go see it.

Adam B. Vary of Buzzfeed
BLACK PANTHER is just astonishing. Ryan Coogler has harnessed the superhero movie — and a really fun one! — to explore profound ideas and create vivid images of black excellence that so rarely ever make it to a giant Hollywood movie. Wow wow wow!

Peter Sciretta, owner/editor at Slashfilm
Black Panther looks, feels and sounds unlike any Marvel film to date. A visual feast. Wakanda is amazingly realized, the antagonist actually has an arc with emotional motivations. Marvels most political movie. So good.

IndieWire senior film critic David Ehrlich
BLACK PANTHER is like a Marvel movie, but better. the action is predictably awful, but this is the first MCU film that has an actual sense of identity & history & musicality. Wakanda is alive. whole cast is great but the women (and the war rhinos) steal the show — Danai Gurira!

Huffington Post Black Voices associate editor Taryn Finley
I’m so excited to see #BlackPanther again when I’m with friends. Not only did it live up to the hype, it exceeded expectations and exuded #BlackExcellence with every scene.

ReBecca Theodore-Vachon, Film/TV contributor Entertainment Weekly, Forbes, NYTimes, Roger Ebert, The Urban Daily
The representation of Black women in #BlackPanther made me feel seen. Seen in a way other superhero movies have not done well.

Now, perhaps the movie is genuinely good. Perhaps this time, the critics can be trusted and they aren’t simply blowing more SJW smoke up the collective posteriors of the moviegoing public. But the safe bet is that these critics are converged and have therefore lost their ability to perform their primary function of reviewing movies and it won’t be long before they are blaming racism, America, and the Alt-Right for the failure of the movie to bring in as much revenue as anticipated.

This is a really big deal to them, because they know that if Black Panther fails, there won’t be another big money diversity movie for another generation or two of movie-making. So it is not even remotely surprising that they are uniformly praising it the biggest and bestest and most importantest movie ever made.