Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sunday Links

On a sunny Sunday in Virginia, here are some things going on:

From Breitbart California, Californians have less than a week to register their guns which have "bullet buttons".

From The Texas Tribune, illegal aliens from Central America are offered deportation along with their children.  (via The Hill)

From NewsBusters, Time defends their dishonest cover.

From The Salt Lake Tribune, Senatorial candidate Mitt Romney (R-UT) writes an opinion column.  (via Legal Insurrection)

From the Sunday Express, French President Macron tells Italian Deputy PM Salvini that France has no lessons to learn on immigration.

From Voice Of Europe, tensions rise within German Chancellor Merkel's governing coalition.

From Sputnik International, Merkel says that immigrants can't choose where to seek asylum.

From the Daily Mail, NATO is prepared to help Italy in Libya.

From Politico, at the E.U. migration summit, Italy presents its plan.

From Ekathimerini, at the E.U. migration summit, Greece reiterates its standing positions.

From ITV, according to a Spanish group, Italy seeks to take 1,000 migrants back to Africa.

From the Evening Standard, President Trump will tour Britain for three days.

From Deutsche Welle, Russia bombs southwestern Syria.

From The Malta Independent, Malta will "not move an inch" on migration policy.

From the New Straits Times, a mosque in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia bans tourists after a group of them stage a K-pop dance on its wall.

From Struggle for Hindu Existence, a Hindu envoy from India is denied entry to a Sikh shrine in Pakistan.

From the Nyasa Times, a regional governor in Malawi apologizes for "anti-Muslim remarks".

From Hürriyet Daily News, Turkish President Erdoğan wins reelection.  (via Fox News)

From NTK Network, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) shows how the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border jumped after President Obama created DACA.  (via Breitbart Video)

From Townhall, according to a CBS poll, most Americans want those who enter illegally to be detained or deported.

From Decider, Alec Baldwin invites Melania Trump to appear on Saturday Night Live.

From the New York Post, New York Mayor de Blasio wants speed cameras back up around schools.

And from HistoryNeta New Zealander builds a de Havilland Mosquito fighter-bomber, known as a "mossie".

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Saturday Stuff

Now that I've helped do a bit of the housecleaning where my parents lived, here are some things going on:

From Voice Of Europe, in Ottobrun, Germany, two migrants attack an ambulance.  (If you read German, read the story at Abendzeitung.)


From EuroNews, French President Emmanuel Macron and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez make statements before the E.U. migration summit.

From the Daily Mail, Bavarian state premier Markus Söder sharply criticizes Chancellor Angela Merkel's migration policy.




From the Independent, Ireland promises to take in more refugees.  (This site is Irish, and should not be confused with the British site of the same name.)

From The Daily Star, two Islamist groups demand the removal of a bust of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.  (It seems that American leftists aren't the only people who have a problem with statues.)

From The Times Of India, an imam declares hugging someone of the opposite gender forbidden in Islam.  (I can only wonder what he thinks of the 58 or however-many genders some sites, such as Facebook, recognize.)



From Twitchy, a look at why the Time cover of Trump is powerful (although thoroughly exposed as fake).


From Philly(dot)com, Vice President Mike Pence stops in Moon Township, PA to stump for Representative Keith Rothfus (R-PA).

From The Washington Times, in Meridian, Idaho, cops 1, bad guy 0.


From Breitbart's National Security, the U.S. sends 100 gaskets to the Korean DMZ to receive the remains of military personnel who died in the Korean War.


Friday, June 22, 2018

Links For A Rainy Travel Day

I've spent much of today driving down to Virginia to the house which had belonged to my parents, to join my siblings for a bit of cleaning.  On the way down here, I endured lots of wet weather, and an interstate highway turning into a parking lot about 10 miles from my destination.  Fortunately, the almost parked traffic crept along to an exit which allowed me to escape.  Unfortunately, there were a few stoplights to deal with, but at least those lived up to the old saying "good things come to those who wait".  But while my day was different from the normal routine, the world, as noted by not one, but two Fleetwood Mac songs, kept on turning.  Here are some of the things that went on:

From Voice Of Europe, a German "refugees welcome" activist, after boarding a truck with Moroccan license plates, is found dead in Spain.  (If you read German, read the story at the Bild.)

From Sputnik International, Swedish farmers are accused of racism for supporting the Swedish World Cup soccer team by arranging blue and yellow hay bails to resemble the Swedish flag.  (The story comes via Voice Of Europe.  As far as I'm concerned, the accusers deserve the "stupid people" label.)

From the Express, German Chancellor Merkel is "humiliated" as Italy blocks a proposal ahead of the "mini-summit" to discuss migration.

From France24, Italy and Malta refuse to allow a Dutch-flagged ship to dock in their ports.

From UPI, Italy will seize a migrant ship for "illegally" flying the Dutch flag.  (Turn it away or seize it?  Which is it, Italy?)

From the Macedonia Information Agency, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis says that his country will turn away migrants if Germany and Austria do the same.

From the NL Times, an anti-tank weapon is fired at an office building in Amsterdam.

From Russia Today, a summit between Presidents Trump (USA) and Putin (Russia) should not be feared.

From Total Croatia News, Croatia will attend the E.U. summit on migration.

From The Local FR, some U.K. citizens living in France will travel to Britain to march for a second Brexit referendum.

From VRT, a teenage boy is detained for allegedly assaulting a bus driver.

From the Evening Standard, Airbus threatens to pull out of the U.K. if there is a "no-deal" Brexit.

From Today, a party leader in Malaysia calls "fake news" a signal that the end times are near.  (Like Christians, Muslims have beliefs about when the end of the world is near.)

From Yahoo News, British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn promises that a government led by himself would recognize a Palestinian state.

From Reuters, Indonesia sentences an ISIS-linked cleric to death for masterminding terror attacks.

From The Jerusalem Post, a German Islamic center reportedly "raises money for Hezbollah".

From Middle East Monitor, Tunisian clerics say that Hajj money pays for Saudi Arabia's wars.

From Jamie Glazov Productions, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation celebrates the hijab.  (I'm a bit dismayed by this, since I've occasionally cited their articles.)

From the New York Post, more emotional support animals are attending college.

From Breitbart California, Representative Jackie Speier (D-Cal) compares Border Patrol procedure to Auschwitz, using BP pictures from 2014.  (Hint:  The Donald was not president back then.)

From The Daily Caller, Time gets blasted for its magazine cover - by CNN.

From The Baltimore Sun, three universities in Maryland revoke Bill Cosby's honorary degrees.  (via The Washington Times)

From CBC News, a French woman jogs from Canada into the United States and gets detained for two weeks.

From Business Insider, a look at Melania Trump's jacket.

And from The Kentucky Standard, a horrible tragedy occurs in Barton, Kentucky.  (via Fox News)

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Charles Krauthammer 1950-2018

Charles Krauthammer, the conservative columnist and commentator, has died of cancer at age 68.  Earlier this month, he indicated that he had weeks to live.  He had undergone an operation to remove a tumor from his abdomen in August 2017.

Charles Krauthammer was born in New York City to a father who came from Bolekhiv, Austria-Hungary (now in Ukraine) and a mother who came from Belgium, both of whom were Orthodox Jews.  The family moved to Montreal, where he would graduate from McGill University in 1970.  After studying as a Commonwealth Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford, he attended medical school at Harvard.  During his first year at Harvard, he was injured in a diving board accident, which resulted in 14 months of hospitalization and a wheelchair for the rest of his life.  He was still able to graduate in 1975, after which he became a resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.  In 1978, he moved to Washington, D.C. where he became a speech writer for Vice President Walter Mondale and a contributor to The New Republic.  He was board certified in psychiatry in 1984.

Krauthammer joined The New Republic in 1981, and would later write for The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard, Time and Inside Washington.  He won a Pulitzer Prize for a column written for The Washington Post in 1985.  He served as a contributor to Fox News, but discontinued his service to Fox and his Post column due to his battle with cancer in 2017.  Although often called conservative, he realized during his time at McGill that he didn't like political extremism from either side.  His Post columns were called "hard to peg politically" by editorial page editor Meg Greenfield.

Krauthammer is survived by his wife Robyn, who has been a lawyer and an artist, and by their son Daniel.

Read more at CNN, Fox News, Politico, USA Today and The Hill.

Stories For The Solstice

Today is the first day of summer, on which we have the longest period of daylight during the entire year.  As the sun shines, between intermittent rain and clouds, here are some things going on:

From AP News, according to a lawsuit, numerous detained teenage illegal aliens allege abuse at a detention center in Virginia.  (The story comes via HotAir.  According to the article, the teens were sometimes fed American fast food, which could I could see as being a form of abuse.  The alleged abuse goes back to 2015.)

From Philly(dot)com, Melania Trump visits migrant children in Texas.

From The Daily Signal, the Canadian Supreme Court allows discrimination against the attendees of Trinity Western.

From Twitchy, CNN host Brooke Baldwin has the nerve to ask Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) if she had spoken up about detention practices in 2014.  (As far as I know, the two are not related.)

From BizPac Review, an NBC journalist shows his partisanship.

From ReutersCzech Prime Minister Andrej Babis wants Frontex to be stronger.

From the Express, Italy withdraws its threat to boycott the E.U. migration summit, after a draft document is scrapped.

From The Guardian, the migration summit is unlikely to heal any rifts.

From Russia Today, the leaders of the four Visegrad countries won't attend the migration summit.

From the Hungary Journal, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban says that Europe must be able to protect its borders.

From Voice Of Europe, Orban inaugurates a memorial to the victims of the Soviet occupation of Budapest.

From Deutsche Welle, E.U. firms are worried about the business environment in China.  (In case anyone hasn't checked, it's still a communist country.)

From Sputnik International, Chancellor Merkel, after talking with Jordanian King Abdullah, calls for measures against Iran's "aggressive tendencies".

From WalesOnline, a mosque in Adamstown, Cardiff wants to quadruple in size.

From the Daily Mail, the E.U. wants to screen migrants in Africa and stop boat crossings.

From Breitbart London, French leftists object to the term "Islamist terrorism" on a memorial to a police officer killed by an Islamist terrorist.

From The Local SE, lock your doors and hide your children, here come the rats.  (via Voice Of Europe)

From Digital Journal, Albania has become the newest migrant gateway into Europe.

From Arutz Sheva, a British Muslim cleric calls for Israel to be destroyed.

From Euractive, the Turkish opposition mobilizes to ensure that their election's are not marred by fraud.

From The Herald, in a four-year period, Sub-Saharan Africa suffers a five-fold increase in Islamist terror attacks.

From The Jerusalem Post, a South African model is intimidated for supporting Israel.

From Gatestone Institute, how Palestinians can achieve a better life.

From The Slovak Spectator, a Slovak water management expert will visit the U.K. House of Lords.

From McClatchy, illegal alien children were detained and separated from adults under Trump's predecessor, too.  (via Townhall)

From Townhall, a conservative immigration bill fails in the House, and a somewhat related cartoon.

From the New York Post, an MTA supervisor is suspended for wearing blackface.

And from The Roanoke Times, a "mailbag" about Virginia Tech football.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wednesday Links

Some things in the news and otherwise:





From The American Conservative, some history on the regulation of foods.







From the NL Times, many Dutch farmers have been approached by criminals seeking to build drug labs.



From Sputnik International, the E.U. responds to U.S. tariffs.

From Georgia Today, 4970 Georgians asked for asylum in the E.U. during the first quarter of 2018.  (Whether Jimmy Carter or Newt Gingrich is among them....oh, wait, not that Georgia.)

From World Watch Monitor, in Tajikistan, a Christian convert's burial is delayed by relatives calling for her husband to convert back to Islam.



From Townhall, Melania Trump calls the Secret Service after Peter Fonda Tweets that her son should be kidnapped.

From American Thinker, a stay in the Facebook jail.






Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Family Separation And Other Tuesday Things

As the border gets jumped and kids get separated from adults who may or may not be their parents, here are some things going on:





From The Washington Times, Donald Trump (not the president) cancels his appearance at a fundraiser for George Bush (not the former president).

From The Federalist, trans activists don't like some facts presented by The Atlantic in their story about transgender children.


From Voice Of Europe, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto points out how migration is a security risk.

From Russia Today, President Trump states his case.


From The Local SE, Swedish fans celebrating a World Cup victory cause Nizjnij Novgorod, Russia to run out of beer.  (I think "Nizjnij" is pronounced something like "NIZH-nee".  The story comes via Voice Of Europe)




From Dutch News, Dutch authorities arrest three suspects after their DNA was found on guns in an ISIS hideout in France.





From the Irish Mirror, while riding her bike in Dublin, a woman is verbally abused and thrown down.

From Gatestone Institute, "post-Ramadan reflections on the Muslim world".

From National Review, what the DOJ IG report doesn't say.





Monday, June 18, 2018

Monday Mania

Another work week starts with another round of things going on:

From Voice Of Europe, according to Hungary, the E.U. should follow Italy's example on migrant ships.

From ANSA, Italy refuses to be "the doormats of Europe".  (via Voice Of Europe)

From the Express, Poland and the E.U. could be headed for a showdown.  (via Voice Of Europe)

From New Europe, the E.U. commission's First Vice-President goes to Poland.

From Politico, the E.U. extends their sanctions on Russia to 2019.

From Reuters, Bavaria’s Christian Social Union wants a ban on migrants already registered in other countries.

From Sputnik International, the German CDU and CSU are likely to settle their differences over migration for fear of losing seats in upcoming elections.

From Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Bosnian border police keep dozens of migrants out of Croatia.

From Total Croatia News, Bosnian border police keep about 100 migrants out of Croatia.  (If you read Croatian, read the story at the Index.)

From WorldCrunch, a "new Calais" forms on the Bosnia-Croatia border.

From the NL Times, the Dutch government is under fire involving Shell and British shareholders.

From the Daily Mail, according to the Spanish government, about half the migrants from the Aquarius want asylum in France.

From the Independent, a Muslim rapper turns down an invitation to perform at an Eid festival in London.

From World Bulletin, a Muslim goalkeeper declines a trophy sponsored by a beer company.  (If Muslims can legitimately decline to participate in things which are contrary to their religion, so can Christians avoid things contrary to theirs, right?)

From the Evening Standard, the Uber driver armed with a samurai sword who tried to attack police last summer called Queen Elizabeth "an enemy of Allah".  (Shouldn't he have known that using a samurai sword is cultural appropriation, better left up to "the sheriff and his buddies" in China Grove, Texas?)

From AP News, Jewish artifacts in Damascus go missing.

From The Times Of India, Muslim men help a Hindu conduct last rites for his sister.  (via Gulf News)

From Gatestone Institute, Palestinians are victims of apartheid - from other Arabs.

From The Slovak Spectator, Slovak police bust the largest illegal cigarette production racket in the country's history.

From The Daily Caller, former FBI Director James Comey is under investigation for allegedly mishandling classified information.

From Philly(dot)com, according to Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), the separation of families at the U.S. border has been "greatly exaggerated".  (To avoid such separation, please make sure that everyone in your family has a passport, and go to a designated port of entry.)

From FaithZette, a 1,000-year-old clay amulet with Arabic writing has been found in the City of David.

From The Washington Times, Connecticut swears in their first black Supreme Court chief justice.

From Twitchy, actor Ron Perlman looks at an American military tattoo, but sees a German one.

From FrontpageMag, immigration doesn't mitigate domestic violence, but often exacerbates it.

From Townhall, DHS Secretary Nielsen says that there will be no apologies for enforcing immigration law.

From the New York Post, an elephant once belonging to Michael Jackson escapes from the Jacksonville (no pun intended) Zoo.

From The Tribune, Mount Everest has become the world's highest dump.

From The Hill, among Republicans, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has a higher approval rating than Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal).  (But then, that's not really saying much.)

From Space(dot)com, President Trump has apparently unleashed his inner sci-fi geek.

And from Heavy, in reaction to the president's inner sci-fi geek, here come the memes.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Links For Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers, step-fathers and grandfathers out there.  And if you're a great-grandfather, Happy Fathers day to you, too.  Here are some things going on, starting with two more violent attacks, one in the U.S. and one abroad:



From PoliZette, President Trump is trying to save American jobs by targeting China's technology thefts.



From Voice Of Europe, according to Hungarian Prime Minister Orban, there is no document requiring the E.U. to accept migrants.



From UAWire, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu tells Russian President Putin that Israel won't tolerate Iran's presence in Syria.




From Breitbart London, Muslims mark the end of Ramadan by praying in the street in Nice, France.  (As far as I know, French non-Muslims did not drive through any mosques.)





From Gatestone Institute, this year's "Ramadan roundup".

From Townhall, the seven nuttiest things said this year by former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal).  (The year is not even half over.  Keep them coming, San Fran Nan.)

From the Washington Examiner, "on Father's Day, let men be men".  (Sounds like a good idea for the other 364 days, too.  The story comes via HotAir.)




Saturday, June 16, 2018

A Sasquatch's Saturday Double Dozen

On a sunny (around here, anyway) Saturday, here are 24 things going on:

From MomZette, "your kids really aren't growing up too fast".

From PopZette, here's why more men are getting plastic surgery.

From The Daily Caller, despite 90 percent disapproval, the School Board of Fairfax County, Virginia changes its sex education curriculum.

From Fox News, Californians will vote in November to split their state into three.

From Breitbart Texas, Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector apprehend eight more Bangladeshis and five Brazilians.  (Pardon my ignorance, but where in Latin America is Bangla Desh?)

From Twitchy, a former CIA director likens American border detention facilities for children to a far worse place.  (I myself have visited that particular evil place.)

From Reuters, a car bomb kills 26 at an Eid celebration in Afghanistan, for which ISIS claims responsibility.  (via Jihad Watch)

From The Local IT, Italy turns away two more ships loaded with migrants.  (via Voice Of Europe)

From France24, a Polish official accuses European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans of blocking Poland's attempt to resolve their dispute with the E.U. over Polish courts.

From Deutsche Welle, Spain rescues 900 more seaborne migrants.

From Voice Of Europe, President Trump talks to Hungarian Prime Minister Orban.

From Sputnik International, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini objects to being called fascist.

From the Express, French President Macron and Italian Prime Minister Conte hold a joint press conference.

From the Evening Standard, 140,000 Muslims celebrate Eid in Birmingham, England.

From AhlulBayt News Agency, Muslims celebrate Eid in Toronto, Canada.

From ABC News, the main threat to E.U. unity is disputed policies on migrants.

From Crux, the ominous transformation of Shaqlawa, Iraq.  (via Assyrian International News Agency)

From Arab News, Iraq is in another quagmire, of the electoral variety.  (via Assyrian International News Agency)

From the Daily Post, in Oyo State, Nigeria, two Muslim communities clash over a prayer ground.  (via The Religion Of Peace)

From National Review, yes, there was bias at the FBI.

From Fox 17, a taxi runs into a crowd in Moscow near the World Cup, injuring eight people.  (via Townhall)

From Townhall, what the media eulogies about Anthony Bourdain left out.

From the New York Post, a single objection prevents the U.K. Parliament from banning a certain type of voyeurism.

And from CBS Sports, "Lefty" loses his decorum.