Friday, September 22, 2017

Refugees And Other News

When it comes to refugees these days, it seems that the left, generally speaking, is all for letting them in, while the right, on the other hand, advises caution.  "Make sure we vet them thoroughly, so that we don't let in any terrorists", our side seems to say.  But a look at history shows a very different set of attitudes coming from the two sides of the aisle.  FrontpageMag relates the story of a refugee from Vietnam named Janet Nguyen, now a member of the California Senate:
The Nguyen family became part of the “boat people” exodus and made their way to Thailand. California governor Jerry Brown spearheaded an effort by high-profile Democrats to keep the refugees – even orphans – out of the United States. 
Brown tried to block flights of refugees into Travis Air Force Base and said it was “a little strange” to bring in refugees when one million Californians were out of work. Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman of New York likewise pitted the refugees against her constituents. Rep Don Riegle of Michigan sought to bar funds for the refugees. Rep. Joshua Eilberg of Pennsylvania, chairman of a subcommittee on immigration, accused the Ford administration of acting “with unnecessary haste” in evacuation of the orphans. 
Sen. Joe Biden tried to slow down the refugee bill in the Senate, complaining that he needed more information. Senator George McGovern said 90 percent of the Vietnamese refugees “would be better off going back to their own land,” and sponsored an amendment to return them. For Janet Nguyen’s family, there was no going back.
As you can tell, these Democratic legislators, generally people of the left, weren't so quick to welcome refugees when they wore so-called yellow skin instead of brown, and were more likely to practice Buddhism than Islam.  They obviously had no problem with the communism from which these refugees had fled.  As for how Senator Nguyen was treated when her statements about the recently deceased Tom Hayden were out of step with those of her colleagues, read the full story.

A few other items:

I once wrote that the two life forms which love mankind more than we could ever deserve are each the backward spelling of the other.  Here's some corroboration relating to one of them.

In the Alabama Republican primary election for U.S. Senator, the candidate endorsed by President Trump is still trailing in the polls.

The Dutch defense ministry implements tighter controls for non-Defense personnel at Volkel Air Force Base after a convicted jihadist was arrested there a few months ago.

In Newcastle, U.K., four male defendants are convicted of sex offenses against young females.

Also in the U.K., children at Christian schools were unknowingly fed halal meat.

Fewer rape cases in Sweden are being solved.

Greece orders the deportation of two Syrian refugees.

According to an internal report, German Chancellor Angela Merkel should not have opened Germany's borders to refugees.  It should have been a parliamentary decision.  (Sounds like how DACA was established, without any action from Congress.)

Senator McCain will not vote for the latest version of "repeal and replace".

And to finish, farmers in Maine are growing some "weird" vegetables.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Links For The Last Day Of Summer

This year's Fall Equinox occurs tomorrow.  Today, here are some things going on out there:

From the New York Post, pictures from Puerto Rico showing damage from Hurricane Maria.

From PoliZette, a famous leak victim blames the Jews.

From the Express, Hungary blames George Soros.

From Sputnik International, there are enough refugees in Europe to make their own country.

From Russia Today, only 3% of the migrants reaching Europe since 2015 have been sent home.

From Sky News, a friend of the London Bridge terrorist goes to jail for making ISIS videos.  (via Breitbart London)

From SwissInfo, in Switzerland, three people are indicted for making al-Qaeda videos.

From FaithZette, a Rosh Hoshanna message comes from "an unusual source".

From Deutsche Welle, Greenpeace pirates activists board a German ship hauling diesel cars.

From Twitchy, good riddance, you terrorist hag.  (To call her a "bitch" would be unfair to female dogs.)

From the Geller Report, in Germany, "refugees" assault women at a church festival.


From The Daily Caller, former Press Secretary Sean Spicer will not apologize for being Press Secretary.

From Bloomberg, U.S. household wealth rises to a new record.


From Gatestone Institute, "delusions without borders".

From Townhall, President Trump tells foreign banks to choose between the U.S. or the Norks.

From National Review, blaming election losses on foreigners is nothing new.

From California Political Review, California AG Xavier Becerra keeps losing big cases.  (H/T luchadora)


And from Mashable, Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the physics of racetracks.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Another Earthquake In Mexico, And Other Stories

Today, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico, including Mexico City.  The epicenter was near Raboso in the state of Puebla.  Two people have been reported killed.  Less than two weeks ago, a magnitude 8.1 quake struck southern Mexico.

Read more at BGR, CNN, ABC News and The New York Times.

In other news:

From the Express, a bomb was discovered inside a cell phone at India's Mangalore Airport.

From France24, a German NGO demands that Italy return their boat, which was allegedly used to smuggle migrants into Italy.  (If you ask me, if you participate in human trafficking, the confiscation of your boat, or whatever vehicle you used, should be the least of your worries.)

From the New York Post, President Trump unloads on "Rocket Man" (and I don't mean the Elton John song) at the U.N.

From National Review, more on the president's speech.

From the Daily Mail, a Russian military helicopter, allegedly by accident, fires missiles at bystanders.

From the Independent, there are now over 2 million Japanese people at least 90 years old.

From Breitbart's Big Journalism, CNN wants Sean Spicer blacklisted.

From the Washington Examiner, two Democratic congressmen are arrested after sitting in the street outside the Trump Tower in Manhattan.

From Palestinian Media Watch, a TV preacher libels the late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

From the Metro, a customer at a British bank, disgruntled for having to wait too long, sets himself on fire.


From the International Business Times, in India, four Muslim youths allegedly rape a Hindu girl, try to convert her to Islam, and force her to eat meat.



From Conservative Review, a look at the Alabama Senate primary election.

From the Boston Globe, it looks like déjà vu all over again for residents of the Virgin Islands.

From The Sun, a German U-boat from WWI has been found in the North Sea.  (H/T GulfDogs for the Tweet)

From NBC New York, authorities have seized an amount of fentanyl that could kill 32 million people.

From Variety, the Israeli film Foxtrot wins eight Ophir awards and will represent Israel in the Oscars.

And from the YouTube user Cigar Wrappers, the Illegal Immigrant Song.

Monday, September 18, 2017

A Sasquatch's Dozen - Including A Hillary Double Feature

Twelve items I've recently run across, including two on HRC:

According to a NYT editor, Hillary Clinton (D-NY) would have had a better chance of winning the presidential election, if she had acted more like Angela Merkel.

An interview with the former First Lady/Senator/Secretary of State.  (intermediate source)

Most European Union citizens don't care very much about Brexit.

More Turks want to go to Germany.

The eye doctor accused of bribing Senator Menendez (D-NJ) with flights allegedly sought to block access of flight records.

A French university cancels lectures after invaders migrants set up camp on campus.

In St. Louis, "Black Bloc" rioters appear to go after media.

Some "weird" election advertising rules are being challenged - in New Zealand.

A glass wall goes up around the Eiffel Tower.

The second suspect in the Parsons Green bombing is a migrant from Syria.

In Nigeria, two female suicide bombers kill 15 people waiting for food.

And to finish, someone flushed their Euros down the porcelain receptacle.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday Links

As another week gets started, here's what else has been going on:

From The Guardian, investing in Cyprus can get you an E.U. passport.

From the Sunday Express, laws to prevent terrorists from getting chemicals are "too lax".

From Russia Today, terrorists seek to target railroads and food.

From Westmonster, according to MEP Nigel Farage, U.K. leaders haven't grasped the scale of the jihadi threat that their country faces.

From Sky News, a home owned by an elderly couple, who had been awarded MBE's for their work with refugee children, was searched following the arrest of a suspect in the Parsons Green bombing.  (via Fahrenheit 211, which was linked by The Religion Of Peace)



From The Daily Caller, a former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs disagrees with President Trump's ban on transgenders serving in the military.

From Fox News, in St. Louis, rioters gonna riot.

From AP News, four Americans were attacked with acid in Marseilles, France.  (via Townhall)

From the Daily Mail, more on the Marseilles acid attack.

From AhlulBayt News Agency, Afghanistan will arm 20,000 civilians to fight against ISIS.

From The Washington Free Beacon, Obamacare premiums will rise again in 2018.  (via HotAir)

From Benar News, Philippine troops rescue a priest who had been held captive for four months.

From Fox8, a man is killed when his vehicle hits a dead horse.

From Radio Poland, the German foreign minister says "nein" to Poland's demand for reparations.


And from the New York Post, the president Retweets an edited video of him hitting a golf ball, which then hits his opponent.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

London And Other Places In The News

More stuff going on in London and elsewhere:

Police arrest a man and search a residence in connection with yesterday's Underground bombing.  (intermediate source)

The IED used in yesterday's bombing contained a chemical favored by ISIS.

A London Underground station is evacuated.

An IED explodes outside a cafe in Salford, England.

In Romania, they're heeeeeere.

In Greece, they're baaaaaack.


In a truly international incident, German police arrest a truck driver from Turkey, whose truck was stuffed with mostly Iraqi migrants, near the border with Poland.

A look at how Islam treats women.  (via TROP)


In Pennsylvania, he who lived by the gun dies by the gun.

And to finish with some economic history, Black Monday in Ohio's Steel Valley.

UPDATE:  In a further development, the London Bridge has been evacuated.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Bomb Explodes On London Underground Train

This morning in London, a bomb went off on an Underground train near Parsons Green station.  The bomb, described as "crude", was inside a plastic bucket, and reportedly included a timer.  The blast reportedly sent a fireball through the carriage where the bomb had been placed.  Whoever planted the bomb is still at large, and is suspected to be armed with knives and possibly a second bomb.  At least 22 people are reported injured, some from the blast and some from the resulting panic.

Read more at the Independent, the Daily Mail, the Express, BBC News and The New York Times.

UPDATE:  29 people are now reported as injured, and ISIS has claimed responsibility.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Manning Is Hired, Morell Resigns [UPDATE: Manning Not Hired]

Chelsea Manning, the convicted leaker of classified information formerly known as Bradley Manning, has been invited to be a visiting Fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.  In response, former acting CIA director Mike Morell has resigned his position of Senior Fellow at that school.  Manning had served seven years of a 35-year sentence before it was commuted by then-President Obama.

Read more at the Boston Globe, the Independent, the Washington Examiner, Fox News and The Daily Caller.

UPDATE:  Harvard has withdrawn its offer to Manning, as reported by The Two-Way.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Bomb Threats In Moscow, And Other Stories

From Russia Today, over 10,000 people have been evacuated from Metro and railroad stations, universities, and shopping centers due to a number of almost simultaneous bomb threats.  Twenty places have been affected.  Police and bomb-sniffing dogs have gone out to examine the buildings.

UPDATE:  The bomb threats are not limited to Moscow.  A total of 190 sites in 17 cities in Russia have been evacuated.

In other news:


From The Local SE, the Swedish government is divided over Afghan asylum seekers.

From the Daily Mail, an Afghan on trail for killing a German medical student also allegedly raped a girl in Afghanistan and offered sexual services in a gay bar.

From the NL Times, a man from the Dutch village of Bavel is accused of raping young girls.

From Westmonster, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives a speech, indicating that he wants more integration and open borders.

From the Express, British MEP Nigel Farage reacts to Juncker's speech with "Thank God we're leaving!"


From National Review, "Call it climate McCarthyism."

From Human Rights Watch, Saudi Arabian textbooks disparage non-Muslims, Sufis and Shiites.  (via Christian Today and The Religion Of Peace)


From Arutz Sheva and the "are you serious?" department, H.R. McMaster reportedly denies that Hezbollah is a terror group.  (H/T Gadi Adelman for the Tweet)

From Variety, Vietnam War veterans Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and former Senator John Kerry (D-MA) share their experiences for Ken Burns.

From LifeNews, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) is slammed for calling a pro-life group a "hate group".

From The Daily Caller, a Texas councilman trying to apologize for racism makes a very poor choice of words.

From Decider, ESPN reprimands Jemele Hill for calling President Trump a "white supremacist".

And appropriately enough, from ESPN, a football player and his fiancée tie the knot on the field.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Twelve For The Twelfth

Today is 9/12, or as I like to call it, invoking my Polish heritage, Jan Sobieski Day.  For more information, go to the blog archive and look up my post from a year ago today.  With that, here are 12 things in the news, or if you will, a Sasquatch's Dozen by another name:

In Paris, protesters use stones, cops use tear gas.

Almost 3,000 Iraqi Assyrian Christians have been repatriated to Nineveh.

Warning to future lefties:  There's a new Trump.

Here's one more reason why I have no sympathy for illegal aliens.

Justin Trudeau is a feminist - NOT.

A teenage Pakistani couple is honor-killed by electric shocks.

Some parts of Osama bin Laden's stash will not be made public.

"Leftism is not liberalism."

In Italy, the Mafia take advantage of migrants.

A Syrian refugee gropes women.

Islamists find recruits in German prisons.

And to finish, Apple promises better "cervix".