Headline of the day

I did a double-take when I read this headline: Eastern Michigan University Cancels‘Vagina Monologues’ Because It Isn’t Inclusive Er . . . ah . . . WTF??? I thought the whole purpose of the Vagina Monologues was that it largely excluded men because they don’t have that organ.  So much for its inclusivity, right from the start! Verily, the mind doth boggle . . . Peter

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A “refugee caravan” with almost no refugees at all

About that “refugee caravan” currently making its way through Mexico to the US border:  it looks like it contains almost no “refugees” at all, but rather plenty of economic migrants, looking for a free ride at the USA’s expense.  Daily Wire sent a reporter to infiltrate the convoy and talk to its members.  It’s an eye-opening report, highlighting not only their real motivation, but also the very well-funded, well-organized network that’s trying to bring them into the USA, in defiance of our laws.  It’s nothing less than prearranged, politicized criminal conduct. So, when pro-illegal-alien commenters rail against President Trump for

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Trump, Putin, Helsinki – and reality

All the fuss and bother over President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki is giving me a delicious case of schadenfreude.  The Deep State and its minions in the news media were so sure that they’d set things up in such a way that President Trump could not help but be embarrassed, or come a cropper in some way . . . and he outsmarted them all.  The current screaming and carryings-on are so over the top as to be obvious to anyone with half a working brain cell.  Let’s examine things in the cold, hard light

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“What will you get when you #AbolishICE?”

Miguel, over at Gun Free Zone, asks that question – and responds with graphic images of the cartel violence in that country. WARNING:  THESE IMAGES ARE SICKENING, NAUSEATING AND VERY, VERY GRAPHIC.  DO NOT CLICK OVER THERE UNLESS YOU’RE TRULY WILLING TO VIEW THEM. That said, if you want to see the reality of what might be coming our way unless we secure our borders, click over to GFZ and view them for yourself.  Miguel is right.  That could all too easily come to US cities as well, unless we get control of our borders. Peter

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When car engines meet political correctness

Eric Peters blogs about the auto industry, and provides an insider’s perspective on many issues.  His blog is worth following, if you aren’t already doing so.  This morning, he takes on the issue of changing vehicle engine technology for the sake of fuel economy. It is becoming practice to put undersized engines in oversized vehicles … Today you pay [for this] in other ways [than just fuel economy]. Power/performance is one way. The [Mazda] CX-9’s no-longer-available 3.7 liter V6 was much stronger than the turbo 2.5 liter four which replaced it – 273 hp then vs. 225 hp now, a difference of almost

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Mass hysteria indeed!

“Mish” Shedlock, from whom we’ve heard many times in these pages over the years, calls the outrage – from both left and right – over President Trump’s Helsinki summit with Russian President Putin “mass hysteria“. A friend I highly respect commented “There is simply no question that they did it. You can legitimately claim that it’s not important or that there has been no tie to Trump shown. On the Russians’ side, they can say, screw off, we were pursuing our interests. But you can’t take the view it did not happen. It happened.” There is a question who did

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I think he gets it

Liberty Blitzkrieg has two very thought-provoking articles that are well worth your time.  The first is titled “Lunatic Politics (Part 1) – Russiagate is a Religion“. The mental disorder colloquially known as Trump Derangement Syndrome is widely distributed throughout society at this point. Baseless accusations of treason were thrown around casually by all sorts of TDS sufferers, including sitting members of Congress. . . . … it’s become increasingly clear that Russiagate has become something akin to a religion. It’s adherents have become so attached to the story that Trump’s “wholly in the pocket of Putin,” they’re increasingly lobbing serious

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Doofus Of The Day #1,018

Yet another example of the blithering idiocy that has overtaken so much of academe in this country is provided by an organization calling itself “the BABEL working group”, which earns our Doofus award today. A prominent association of medieval studies scholars has pledged to boycott the discipline’s largest annual conference over a lack of social justice programming. On July 11, the BABEL Working Group published an open letter to the organizers of the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) … outlining two “concerns” about the conference. “Decisions that seem in favor of ‘academic freedom’ or ‘fairness’ to the current small group of

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