Saturday, July 4, 2015

God Bless America

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Open thread...

Friday, July 3, 2015

Spain's New Gag Law

Wow. Just wow.
The countdown has ended. The government’s new Citizen Safety Law went into effect on Wednesday despite widespread rejection from opposition parties and many sections of society.
“Demonstrations will be freer because they will be protected from violent elements,” claims the ruling Popular Party (PP).
But the opposition accuses the government of creating “a police state” because law enforcement officers will have the power to hand out administrative sanctions that were, until now, the sole preserve of judges.
The following are five things that will be limited by the new “gag law,” as its critics call it.

Deep Thoughts

Whether I agree with Gavin McInnes or not is beside the point. His candor is like a breath of fresh air. He is a man who is not afraid to "tell it like it is" and stare you in the eyes when he's doing it. Breathe deeply.

The basic tenets of the liberal narrative include: Women are thriving in the workforce since being freed from the prison sentence that is the housewife’s life. Southerners are stupid, racist rednecks who are proud of slavery. Undocumented workers are hardworking people who love their families and are just coming here for a better life. Islam is a religion of peace; the extremists are only acting like that because we made them that way. Gender is a construct. Gays are madly in love and can’t wait to devote themselves to the bliss of matrimony. Blacks are struggling a little, yes, but that’s because “systemic” racism is “alive and well” today and cops are out to get them. The only problem with America these days is white men.

It’s a weird narrative that seems to come more from bratty spitefulness than from any kind of rational long-term plan. I think all these ideas may have started in the right place, but after achieving their goal of true equality they just kept steamrolling over us into the sunset. If you call bullshit on them, you’re a bigot or a racist or a sexist. All right, fine. If using my eyeballs and ear holes is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
I also appreciate the kind (and true) words on Southerners.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

From The Department Of The Bleeding Obvious Department

"If streets named after Confederate Generals inspire violence, what's causing all the crime on MLK Boulevard?"

The Backlash Will Be Fierce

I'm sure you have all been following the ridiculous meltdown over the confederate battle flag, the proposed mutilation of the General Lee (merdi!), and the call to ban Gone With The Wind. Vox Day and his merry band of minions are (and have been) fighting the SJW idiots with a scorched-earth vengeance.
This is insane. Now even Gone With the Wind is under attack. After all, how can Amazon possibly sell a book and movie that shamelessly glorifies the Confederacy? And what about The Dukes of Hazzard? I mean, the car is even named the General Lee!

One thing is clear. We now know what Round Two's banner is going to be. All the SJWs have succeeded in doing is heating up the cultural war while taking one of the more potent historical symbols of the past and making it relevant to tomorrow's rebels.

And this, of course, is why it is ALWAYS a huge mistake to give an SJW so much as a single inch.

"Tearing Down the Confederate Flag Is Just a Start"
- Nicolas Kristof, The New York Times

I expect it probably is a start of something. But not necessarily the start of what he thinks it is.

Now, I have never flown a confederate battle flag, and have never displayed a picture of Jeff Davis in my living room. Like many Americans, my ancestors fought and died on both sides of that gawd-awful conflict. However, I'll be damned if some boot-licking reprehensible toady is going to tell me what I (or my state) can run up the flagpole. DO NOT tread on me. DO NOT DO IT. That is all.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

So Long All

Dear Friends -

After long thought, and looking back at the thousands of words written and read since the blogging world exploded in the early 2000s, I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that online engagement is a very poor substitute for real world engagement.

Accordingly, I have decided to dramatically lower the amount of time I spend on the Internet, both posting and reading, and have further decided to stop posting and commenting here.

I hope it is not necessary for me to assure anyone here that this is nothing personal; you have all been very good comrades and friends, and I wish you all the very best in the future.

Thank you for your time in reading and thinking about what I have had to say. It's time for me to go off-line for a bit, perhaps for good.

Best to all, and go Canucks,

KevinV (Jourdan)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Garden Post

It's always exciting when a plant blooms for the first time. I have had several "first blooms" this year; on the other hand there is a Davidia tree in the garden that the nursery assured me would bloom the year after I bought it (2009). Still nothing! Maybe next year...

Hope you all enjoy some of the following photos.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Free to be me as I see

We are lucky to be living in there times. In earlier times people were not able to live in whatever way they saw themselves. Things are different today.  Bruce Jenner is able to take some pills and have surgery and call himself a woman. Rachel Dolezal is able to live as a black. A new era of freedom is upon us.

This new age of social conscience has given me the courage to stand up and be true to me: I see myself as a millionaire. Society should allow me to live up to my self-image. I know that many closed-minded people will say, “But you don’t have the bank account of a millionaire.” Don’t listen to them! Jenner’s DNA says that he is a male. Dolezal’s DNA says that if she has black blood, it is a very small percentage. Don’t let the bigotry of facts deny me to live my life as I see it should be lived. Help me fight the oppression of social norms.

You can help. Please send me all of your banking information. I have the financial advisor to the late President of a small third-world country to help you with the details.