“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Ducking Dynasty of US Culture

The race of Trevon Martin was the news when he was shot by a white man. The President of the United States made it an issue. The US media is on a frenzy over one TV  actor saying something about gay marriage and blacks  and the press is in a twitter over a twit that made a tweet  that  mentioned AIDs, Africa and black in the same sentence. However, a  young white man is murdered by four black thugs, an ordinary occurrence in most American cities, and all we knew was that they were not “youths”.


By: Patrick J. Buchanan
12/17/2013 09:40 AM

Is Vladimir Putin a paleoconservative?
In the culture war for mankind’s future, is he one of us?
While such a question may be blasphemous in Western circles, consider the content of the Russian president’s state of the nation address.
With America clearly in mind, Putin declared, “In many countries today, moral and ethical norms are being reconsidered.”
“They’re now requiring not only the proper acknowledgment of freedom of conscience, political views and private life, but also the mandatory acknowledgment of the equality of good and evil.”
Translation: While privacy and freedom of thought, religion and speech are cherished rights, to equate traditional marriage and same-sex marriage is to equate good with evil.
No moral confusion here, this is moral clarity, agree or disagree.
President Reagan once called the old Soviet Empire “the focus of evil in the modern world.” President Putin is implying that Barack Obama’s America may deserve the title in the 21st century.
Nor is he without an argument when we reflect on America’s embrace of abortion on demand, homosexual marriage, pornography, promiscuity, and the whole panoply of Hollywood values.
Our grandparents would not recognize the America in which we live.
Moreover, Putin asserts, the new immorality has been imposed undemocratically.
The “destruction of traditional values” in these countries, he said, comes “from the top” and is “inherently undemocratic because it is based on abstract ideas and runs counter to the will of the majority of people.”
Does he not have a point?
Unelected justices declared abortion and homosexual acts to be constitutionally protected rights. Judges have been the driving force behind the imposition of same-sex marriage. Attorney General Eric Holder refused to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act.
America was de-Christianized in the second half of the 20th century by court orders, over the vehement objections of a huge majority of a country that was overwhelmingly Christian.
And same-sex marriage is indeed an “abstract” idea unrooted in the history or tradition of the West. Where did it come from?
Peoples all over the world, claims Putin, are supporting Russia’s “defense of traditional values” against a “so-called tolerance” that is “genderless and infertile.”
While his stance as a defender of traditional values has drawn the mockery of Western media and cultural elites, Putin is not wrong in saying that he can speak for much of mankind.
Same-sex marriage is supported by America’s young, but most states still resist it, with black pastors visible in the vanguard of the counterrevolution. In France, a million people took to the streets of Paris to denounce the Socialists’ imposition of homosexual marriage.
Only 15 nations out of more than 190 have recognized it.
In India, the world’s largest democracy, the Supreme Court has struck down a lower court ruling that made same-sex marriage a right. And the parliament in this socially conservative nation of more than a billion people is unlikely soon to reverse the high court.
In the four dozen nations that are predominantly Muslim, which make up a fourth of the U.N. General Assembly and a fifth of mankind, same-sex marriage is not even on the table. And Pope Francis has reaffirmed Catholic doctrine on the issue for over a billion Catholics.
While much of American and Western media dismiss him as an authoritarian and reactionary, a throwback, Putin may be seeing the future with more clarity than Americans still caught up in a Cold War paradigm.
As the decisive struggle in the second half of the 20th century was vertical, East vs. West, the 21st century struggle may be horizontal, with conservatives and traditionalists in every country arrayed against the militant secularism of a multicultural and transnational elite.
And though America’s elite may be found at the epicenter of anti-conservatism and anti-traditionalism, the American people have never been more alienated or more divided culturally, socially and morally.
We are two countries now.
Putin says his mother had him secretly baptized as a baby and professes to be a Christian. And what he is talking about here is ambitious, even audacious.
He is seeking to redefine the “Us vs. Them” world conflict of the future as one in which conservatives, traditionalists and nationalists of all continents and countries stand up against the cultural and ideological imperialism of what he sees as a decadent west.
“We do not infringe on anyone’s interests,” said Putin, “or try to teach anyone how to live.” The adversary he has identified is not the America we grew up in, but the America we live in, which Putin sees as pagan and wildly progressive.
Without naming any country, Putin attacked “attempts to enforce more progressive development models” on other nations, which have led to “decline, barbarity and big blood,” a straight shot at the U.S. interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Egypt.
In his speech, Putin cited Russian philosopher Nicholas Berdyaev whom Solzhenitsyn had hailed for his courage in defying his Bolshevik inquisitors. Though no household word, Berdyaev is favorably known at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal.
Which raises this question: Who is writing Putin’s stuff?

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?”


  1. Just don't think about unemployment, and falling Median Income.

    1. Median Household income down 7.3 percent Since Obama took office.

      "February’s median annual household income was 5.6 percent lower than it was in June 2009, the month the recovery technically began; 7.3 percent lower than in December 2007,
      when the most recent recession officially started; and 8.4 percent lower than in January 2000, the earliest date that this statistical series became available.


      Yes we can!

      ...keep our insurance and doctor if we like them.

    2. Obama took office in Dec. 2007?

    3. ""February’s median annual household income was 5.6 percent lower than it was in June 2009, the month the recovery technically began"

      Pick nits:

      It's a fine way to avoid allowing the truth into your rock hard skull.

    4. It's been a recovery that Obama can brag about.

      Obama can brag about lowering the levels of the seas.

      IOW, Obama can, will, and has bragged about just about everything.

      And you're our repeater station spreading the admin's word, coming to us directly from Mississippi.

    5. Bushco crashed the economy, ala 1929; Obama didn't.

    6. The Republicans are the ones that have fought every jobs bill (killing all but a couple,) shut down the government, voted 45 times to kill the Affordable Care Ace, and, in general, done every thing in their power to keep the recovery from gaining steam.

  2. Mandela had a son and a daughter killed in car "accidents."


  3. Jonathan Ward & ICON Thriftmaster

    Our neighbors (Born before the turn of the Century) at the Farm had one of these.

    We'd fill up the bed w/horseshit.

    Had a granny low gear that was REALLY low.

    That pathetic 216 inch straight six could pull a tank outta a creek w/that granny low gear.

    The truck in the video has the latest Chevy V-8 with a supercharger on top.

    They're going to make five of them to sell for 220 - 260k.

    If all goes well, they'll make more slightly less tricked-out at a more affordable price range.

  4. The four thugs accused of savagely killing a young Hoboken lawyer in a New Jersey mall’s parking garage have extensive criminal histories — and one had been released from jail just four days before the slaying.

    Dustin Friedland, 30, and his wife had just finished their holiday shopping when they returned to their silver 2012 Range Rover and were confronted by the four carjackers, cops said.

    Karif Ford, 31, Basim Henry, 32, and Kevin Roberts, 33, all of Newark, and Hanif Thompson, 29, of Irvington, were all busted. Each is being held on $2 million bail.

    The four face a slew of charges in the Dec. 15 killing, including murder, carjacking, conspiracy and weapons possession, authorities said Saturday. Authorities refused to name the triggerman who shot Friedland point-blank in the head.

    All four — who face possible life sentences — have rap sheets stretching back years that include multiple burglary and drug counts.

    Thompson, who has done more than a dozen stints in the Essex County Jail, was released on Dec. 11 after serving time on a burglary charge.

    Roberts has been arrested 13 times on narcotics and weapons offenses.

    Both Ford and Henry were sent to prison in 2003 — Ford for burglary and Henry for bank robbery, records show.

    Henry finished federal prison time eight months ago for a robbery in which he put a gun to the head of a Union Township bank employee.

    Henry was busted for the mall shooting at a hotel in Easton, Pa., by an FBI task force and US marshals. Thompson was captured in Irvington, NJ, and Ford and Roberts were nabbed in Newark.

    A woman who knew Thompson told The Post he was “a hustler” who sold drugs, but doubted he was a murderer.

    Tiwanna Myers, 36, said she often saw Thompson around her Newark neighborhood before he moved out a couple of years ago.

    “I don’t think he was a killer, but he was a hustler,” she said, adding: “I don’t think he’d kill anybody over no car. He hustled in the street — that’s how he made ends meet.”

    A man who answered the door at Roberts’ home in Newark identified himself as the suspect’s brother but refused to give his name.

    When asked if Roberts was innocent, the brother stopped, then said: “I don’t know.”
    It was the “around the clock work” of law enforcement that helped nab the quartet after a weeklong manhunt, said Acting Essex County prosecutor Carolyn Murray.

    Prosecutors said the suspects wanted the victim’s luxury ride.

    1. Who are we to condemn those who have to kill to get a luxury ride?

      Judge not lest you be Judged.

    2. "Both Ford and Henry were sent to prison in 2003"

      ...and if they hadn't been, they'd probly have contributed more to the progress of our country than Henry Ford.

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  5. It's sadly humorous to listen to the old KGB agent and current killer talk about morality.

    I've read a little Berdyaev but so long ago it's hard to remember - I recall it being good, is he the "God personalizes" guy?

  6. Did you know that wood ducks are born in trees and are pushed out almost immediately to fall to the ground and start seeking food?

    1. Do you know how ducks keep their little feet warm when standing on ice?

    2. Have you ever plucked a duck?

      I have plenty.

      They got thick skin.

    3. They got downy and plenty feathers too.

      It's work plucking a duck.

    4. Make sure the duck is dead before you pluck it or you got big fight on your hands.

  7. I am surprised that Deuce gives a hoot about the murder victim, I guess deuce didn't KNOW he was a Jew.

    Dustin Joseph Friedland

    AGE: 30 • Hoboken

    Dustin Joseph Friedland, 30, of Hoboken, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Born in Toms River, Dustin received his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University in 2006 and received his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 2009. Dustin was a Project Engineer for Epic Mechanical, Inc. in Neptune. Dustin is survived by his wife, Jamie Schare Friedland; his parents, Rose and Wayne Friedland; his brother, Daniel Friedland; his sister, Deanna Friedland; his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Lombardo; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Agnes and Keith Schare of Michigan; and his sister-in-law, Julie Schare of Michigan. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Dustin was a wonderful and loving husband, son, and brother, taken far too soon. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Beth Am Shalom, 1235 State Highway 70, Lakewood, NJ 08701. - See more at:

    1. Listen up moron: You are the jerk that accuses me of having a finely-honed Jew detector. I knew he was a Jew. I didn’t care about it. You are the one that is obsessed about Jewishness. I saw a good looking young man with a pretty wife in a nice car shopping and enjoying life.

      That life was taken by a culture of racial thuggery perpetuated in part by a society that tolerates it.

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    3. Oh.. the insults fly...

      But you do care about Jewishness all the time, your allowing of the dehumanization of Jews is legendary. But in this case you don't bring attention to it cause it serves your narrative.

      As for your other point? Your city, Philadelphia, (where I was born, my father was born) is a cesspool. Murder is the norm. When I travel there I just watch the evening news and wonder what war zone I have been dropped into.

      I remember Rizzo, I remember driving with NJ tags by Phila cops and being scared...

      I remember the black milton street race riots...

      I remember it all....

      The liberal east coast elites are going to have a hard wake up call.

      As for you? You show disgust towards Jews on a daily basis.

      You protest to much...

      Maybe if you showed the slightest bit of honesty about allowing Rat to post his fake Jew shit I'd think you had a leg to stand on...

      but you don't...

      But you do censor me and Allen...

      Now sparkie, you have a NICE day.


    4. DeuceSun Dec 22, 09:18:00 AM EST
      Listen up moron: You are the jerk that accuses me of having a finely-honed Jew detector. I knew he was a Jew.

      so your detector was working, you just hid the facts to fit your narrative??

    5. I am surprised that Deuce gives a hoot about the murder victim, I guess deuce didn't KNOW he was a Jew.

      That's gratuitous flamebait, fuckchop.

    6. fuckchop?

      Is that an "asian slur"?

      Yo so bad, fuckchop.... Get me more egg rolls...

    7. So ms t, Now that we have established that you have never worked an honest day in your life, sucking off the government tit... Lies regularly, tosses out the term "YIDS" does that make you a"fuckchop" for life?

  8. Which also brings up an interesting point. Why are so many American Jews liberal? Why do so many American Jews reject the idea of concealed carry?

    Would this not have been a totally different outcome if the victim, defending his wife, had pulled and shot the attackers?

    Or would we be looking at a new Bernard Getz or George Zimmerman situation?

  9. Maybe, those liberal Jews are aware that, if you own a gun you are much more likely to be killed by That gun than by someone else's gun.

    1. Facts? Or just liberal anti-gun nonsense?

      Or maybe those liberal jews think the police are there to "protect" them. LOL

      Protect? LOL LOL

    2. Protection comes from police, so lets ban private ownership of guns. Power comes from the wall, so lets rip out the dams so the salmon are happy. Food comes from Trader Joes, so lets ban farmers from putting fertilizer in the ground, which might contaminate the water table. Let's make gas ten dollars a gallon, who cares, we just ride our bikes from the commune to the community newspaper office.

    3. The victim did not use situational awareness.

      4 - 30 year old thugs that look like the same. Be they black, hispanic, white or asian SHOULD have triggered an alarm in his head. He was an officer of the court. He should have seen it.

      But that liberal bias most likely put those rose colored glasses on him. Hey, shopping at a high end mall? The police are there to protect us mentally.

      He's life snuffed out was a waste. It' will be a bigger waste if people don't learn to look, learn and think..

      PROFILE, you aint the cops, it's your right...

    4. Most at home gun accidents are caused by boozing and getting sloppy.

      Just sayin'.

    5. Just sayin'?

      What do "home gun accidents" have to do with 4 thugs murdering someone and that someone not having CCW?

      Maybe you should post figures on accidental shootings with CCW..

      Just sayin'

    6. Just sayin' booze and guns don't mix well, that's all. Since most concealed weapons folk aren't drunks or druggies I doubt there are many accidental shootings among that group.

      I was thinking of a kid who grew up right next to us who along with a friend got drunk and began playing with guns in an apartment and ended up accidentally shooting the girl in the apartment next door, through the wall. Ruined their lives, and hers as well, as she is now permanently disabled.

    7. drinking and _______ screws up a lot of lives... Drinking, having sex, taking exams, flying a plane, being on duty...

      Sounds like alcohol is the issue not the guns...


    8. The issue is simple, it is the morality of the individuals involved

      Vered Lee Mon Dec 16, 11:34:00 AM EST

      Age of child prostitutes in Israel dropping, report finds

      Knesset study cites cases of 11-year-olds used for commercial sex that are among the several thousands of teenagers involved in prostitution.
      By Vered Lee

      "Spengler's Laws": "When a nation is reduced to selling its women, it's lost."


  10. Rufus IISun Dec 22, 08:55:00 AM EST
    Maybe, those liberal Jews are aware that, if you own a gun you are much more likely to be killed by That gun than by someone else's gun.

    Sorry, but the numbers are not on your side. It is excusable to think so because media do not like to carry stories of guns saving lives.

    In the United States, a young black man is the most likely victim of murder by firearm. His assailant will almost always be another black man.

    1. Maybe the POWERS at be wish for Black on Black violence.... Thins the herd ya know...

    2. True, blacks are gunning one another down with great abandon. It may be, I think I read, the most likely cause of death of a young black.

  11. Mr. Turley's victory in the name of polygamy will open the door to various forms of non-traditional relationships. Can zoophilia be far behind; it is a lifestyle choice. It is legal in fourteen countries, including Russia, as I recall.

    1. Next thing you know, people will marry themselves.

    2. It's true that most people love themselves most. Why give that affection away?

    3. Such marriages should last, the love being so strong.

  12. "Let us admit it, my gay brothers, our culture is sick."

    Russia, India Take On The Gays

    from the dreaded American Thinker

    1. This is not an endorsement for any particular point of view......


    2. Maid's husband alleged slavery, bondage in July

      Khobragade, maid's husband gave opposite versions of life in New York to the Delhi police and high court earlier this year


    3. India's not-so-hidden shame: World leader in modern slavery -

      by Mark Magnier -


  13. Replies

    1. Alfred Nossig was a Polish Jewish sculptor.

      Following the Nazi German invasion of Poland, Nossig co-operated with the Abwehr.
      While living in the Warsaw Ghetto, Al would provide regular reports to the Nazis.
      This done during the deportation of Jewish residents to concentration camps.

      Alfred Nossig was a Fifth Columnist.


  14. Palin just got a new reality show on a channel I've never of--the Sportsman Channel. Shooting poor animals from a helicopter with a 30-06, how sporting.

    1. I wish she'd come to Idaho and shoot the gray wolves, save the remaining elk......

    2. Maybe you should learn to read maps before commenting on the subject.

      Why not learn to do some research before spouting off your fuckchop mouth?

    3. Like that word...


      Has a nice ring that fits Ms T...

      And the good news? SHE introduced it to the bar...

    4. Ms T: Shooting poor animals

      Are animals "poor" since they are not eligible for federal assistance?


    5. Oh, but animals are eligible for Federal assistance.

      You are as ignorant as you are bigoted.

      Access Rights of Individuals with Disabilities and their Service Animals ... allow pets for all people over 62 years of age in federal or federally-funded housing.


      Where Does Conservation Funding Come From?

      Some of the ways that wildlife conservation efforts are funded include:

      Federal budget appropriations
      Clean energy and climate legislation
      Leases for energy production that occurs on public land or offshore
      Farm Bill conservation programs
      Environmental damage mitigation costs

      There is a clear relationship between the amount and reliability of conservation funding available, and the extent and quality of wildlife protection and restoration that can be carried out.

      The National Wildlife Federation is committed to significantly increasing the amount of funding available for wildlife conservation


    6. Disinformation and confusion is the trademark of our very own criminal on the lamb, desert rat. A coward who cannot post his own name when making snide remarks..

      fuckchop he is...

    7. I doubt Sarab is hunting these animals "Access Rights of Individuals with Disabilities and their Service Animals ... allow pets for all people over 62 years of age in federal or federally-funded housing.:

      But I do wonder if Rat is helping butcher horses for meat....

  15. Give us what we want and demand or we blow up your kids on buses...

    So sayith the Palestinians...

    Palestinians revert to bus bomb attacks. Bat Yam bus cleared in time to avert casualties

    I wonder how long til the Palestinians get lucky and murder a few dozen Israeli kids...


    1. If that is your definition of 'lucky' ..

      You are one sick puppy.


    2. No that's the Palestinian's definition of lucky..

      After all they are the ones planting bombs on buses...

      Now you? A coward hiding out in AZ using someone else's name...


    3. I wonder how long til the Palestinians get lucky and murder a few dozen Israeli kids...

      Read it and weep, dimwit.

      It is YOU, that is who is referenced when YOU write ... "I" wonder when ... No one else
      ... get lucky and murder ... that is YOUR judgement ... it is YOU who are wondering!

      a few dozen Israeli kids It' back to English Class for YOU!


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    5. What is "Occupation" - Sun Dec 22, 10:49:00 AM EST

      I wonder how long til the Palestinians get lucky and murder a few dozen Israeli kids...

      We may not have saved your quote admiring Hitler, but this one, we have it for all posterity.


    6. We may not have your quote bragging about murdering civilians but the NSA does...


    7. AnonymousSun Dec 22, 11:50:00 AM EST
      I wonder how long til the Palestinians get lucky and murder a few dozen Israeli kids...

      You said nothing about the heinous act itself. Which is more important to you: 1) grammar or 2) attempted murder of Jews on a bus?


    8. Grammar, in his particular case.

      It suits the agenda, humiliating the Israeli passport holder.


  16. Re the Buchanan article - isn't that one of the prime goals of constitutional government; protecting the individual from the tyranny of the majority?

    1. Yes. But when the Constitution was written, some behaviors were considered criminal in and of themselves. Obviously, the states agreed since no state law declared otherwise until recently.

      As a "democracy", perhaps the legalization of some of these acts within the US should have to be put to a vote of the American people. You would agree with that, no?

    2. Theodore RooseveltSun Dec 22, 11:55:00 AM EST

      The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic.

      He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American.”

    3. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    4. So rat, I see you are awake and at the blog. tell us, when I reported you to the AZ FBI and you stated that you saw the report, leaked from your mole inside the AZ FBI, you stated that I was the object of a national security investigation..

      were you lying about that or did you speak truthfully? and break the law?

      liar or criminal, tell us Rat...

    5. Still waiting for that answer desert rat...

      criminal? or a blowhard?

      inquiring minds want to know...


    6. We know that both the Israeli and the NAZI embrace the concept of Lebensraum ("living space") as being a law of nature for all healthy and vigorous peoples of superior races …


    7. This year, the rabbis cited
      “the extreme seriousness involved in killing fetuses, which is like actual murder.”

      What is "Occupation" - Sun Dec 22, 10:49:00 AM EST

      I wonder how long til the Palestinians get lucky and murder a few dozen Israeli kids...



    8. When Congress forbade U.S. forces to train the internal police forces of other countries-passed in 1974 - the Israelis stepped in and
      "set up their intelligence network, tried and tested on the West Bank and Gaza."

      Israeli noncommissioned officers were also said to have been hired by big landowners to train their private security details.

      These private squads, together with "off-duty military officers formed the fearsome 'death squads' which later spread to neighboring El Salvador, where they have been responsible for an estimated 20,000-30,000 murders of left-wing dissidents."

      The Guatemalan military is very conscious of that achievement, even proud of it.

      In 1979, the Guatemalan interior minister paid a "secret and confidential" visit to Israel, where he met with the manufacturers of "sophisticated police equipment.
      In March of the following year Interior Minister Donaldo Alvarez Ruiz was in Israel to conclude an agreement for police training.

      Following the overthrow of Lucas Garcia, the home of Interior Minister Alvarez was raided, "uncovering underground jail cells, stolen vehicles...[and] scores of gold graduation rings, wrenched from the fingers of police torture victims."

      In 1983 that there were 300 Israeli advisers in Guatemala, working "in the security structures and in the army."
      Other reports were less specific as to numbers, but suggested that these Israeli advisers, "some official, others private," performed a variety of functions.
      Israelis "helped Guatemalan internal security agents hunt underground rebel groups."

      Israeli advisers have worked with the feared G-2 police intelligence unit. overseen by the army general staff, the G-2 is the intelligence agency - sections charged with "the elimination of individuals" are stationed at every army base - which has been largely responsible for the death squad killings over the last decade.


  17. That TR quote, by the way, is really stupid when you think about it a little.

    All one has to do is apply it to Germany of the 1930's and early 1940's and one can easily see that.

    A 'good German' in those times, and there were some, had allegiance to anything other than his land, country, government.......

    1. Urban Dictionary: Hyphenated Americans

      _____-American: Fill in the blank with whatever race you choose (except white).
      A pandemic of political correctness gone seriously awry, due to the...


    2. handicapped americans

      fat americans

      african americans

      asian americans

      catholic americans

      criminal americans

    3. Theodore RooseveltSun Dec 22, 01:12:00 PM EST

      "Our allegiance must be purely to the United States.
      We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance.”

    4. as spoken to the catholic american league SUPPORTING their efforts to spread it's faith.

      for one who quotes roosevelt often you really don't understand him


    5. Yes, Dimwit, he was speaking to NATIONALISM, not religion.

      But while some have attempted to blur the lines between those two, the call to reject those who embrace foreign POLITICAL loyalties remains crystal clear.

      Those people whose loyalty to their European roots is greater than to their US citizenship should leave, and go to where their heart felt alliance is in residence.


    6. On average, all Ashkenazi Jews are genetically as closely related to each other as fourth or fifth cousins, said Dr. Harry Ostrer, a pathology, pediatrics and genetics professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and the author of "Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People" (Oxford University Press, 2012).

      Maternal DNA
      Richards and his colleagues analyzed mitochondrial DNA, which is contained in the cytoplasm of the egg and passed down only from the mother, from more than 3,500 people throughout the Near East, the Caucusus and Europe, including Ashkenazi Jews.

      The team found that four founders were responsible for 40 percent of Ashkenazi mitochondrial DNA, and that all of these founders originated in Europe. The majority of the remaining people could be traced to other European lineages.

      All told,
      more than 80 percent of the maternal lineages of Ashkenazi Jews could be traced to Europe,
      with only a few lineages originating in the Near East.

    7. Israel IS... Like it or not... And impotent rats like you mean nothing.Sun Dec 22, 06:27:00 PM EST


      Doesn't mean a thing.

      israel still is...

      like it or not...

      And we KNOW it bugs the crap out of you...

  18. The Hyphen by John Wayne

    The Hyphen, Webster's Dictionary defines,
    Is a symbol used to divide a
    compound word or a single word.
    So it seems to me that when a man calls himself
    An "Afro-American," a "Mexican-American,"
    "Italian-American," An "Irish-American," "Jewish-American,"
    What he's sayin' is, "I'm a divided American."

    Well, we all came from other places,
    Different creeds and different races,
    To form a become as one,
    Yet look at the harm a line has done -
    A simple little line, and yet
    As divisive as a line can get.
    A crooked cross the Nazis flew,
    And the Russian hammer and sickle too-
    Time bombs in the lives of Man;
    But none of these could ever fan
    The flames of hatred faster than
    The Hyphen.

    The Russian hammer built a wall
    That locks men's hearts from freedom's call.
    A crooked cross flew overhead
    Above twenty million tragic dead-
    Among them men from this great nation,
    Who died for freedom's preservation.
    A hyphen is a line that's small;
    It can be a bridge or be a wall.
    A bridge can save you lots of time;
    A wall you always have to climb.
    The road to liberty lies true.
    The Hyphen's use is up to you.

    Used as a bridge, it can span
    All the differences of Man.
    Being free in mind and soul
    Should be our most important goal.
    If you use The Hyphen as a wall,
    You'll make your life mean...and small.
    An American is a special breed,
    Whose people came to her in need.
    They came to her that they might find
    A world where they'd have peace of mind.
    Where men are equal...and something more-
    Stand taller than they stood before.

    So you be wise in your decision,
    And that little line won't cause division.
    Let's join hands with one another...
    For in this land, each man's your brother.
    United we stand...divided we fall.
    WE'RE AMERICANS...and that says it all.


    1. Theodore RooseveltSun Dec 22, 12:51:00 PM EST

      The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic.

      He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American.”

    2. Theodore RooseveltSun Dec 22, 12:56:00 PM EST

      “This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul.

      Our allegiance must be purely to the United States.
      We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance.”

      “But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic,
      then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as any one else.”

      “The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin,
      of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all,
      would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities,
      an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English- Americans,
      French-Americans, Scandinavian- Americans, or Italian-Americans,

      each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality than with the other citizens of the American Republic.”

  19. Have you seen a Kansas sunset
    or an Arizona rain?
    Have you drifted on a bayou
    down Louisiana way?
    Have you watched a cold fog drifting
    over San Francisco Bay?

    Have you heard a bobwhite calling in the Carolina pines,
    Or heard the bellow of a diesel at the Appalachia mines?
    Does the call of Niagara thrill you when you hear her waters roar?
    Do you look with awe and wonder at her Massachusetts shore,
    Where men who braved a hard new world first stepped on Plymouth's rock?
    And do you think of them when you stroll along a New York City dock?

    Have you seen a snowflake drifting in the Rockies, way up high?
    Have you seen the sun come blazing down from a bright Nevada sky?
    Do you hail to the Columbia as she rushes to the sea,
    Or bow your head at Gettysburg at our struggle to be free?

    Have you seen the mighty Tetons?
    Have you watched an eagle soar?
    Have you seen the Mississippi roll along Missouri's shore?
    Have you felt a chill at Michigan when on a winter's day
    Her waters rage along the shore in thunderous display?
    Does the word "Aloha" make you warm?
    Do you stare in disbelief
    When you see the surf come roaring in at Waimea Reef?

    From Alaska's cold to the Everglades, from the Rio Grande to Maine,
    My heart cries out, my pulse runs fast at the might of her domain.
    You ask me Why I Love Her?
    I've a million reasons why:
    My beautiful America, beneath God's wide, wide sky.

    "We must always look to the future. Tomorrow--the time that gives a man just one more chance--is one of the many things that I feel are wonderful in life. So's a good horse under you. Or the only campfire for miles around. Or a quiet night and a nice soft hunk of ground to sleep on. A mother meeting her first-born. The sound of a kid calling you dad for the first time. There's a lot of things great about life. But I think tomorrow is the most important thing. Comes in to us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday."

    John Wayne


  20. The Ducking Dynasty of US Culture

    Is due to the hyphenation of the Culture, you dimwit.
    The two go hand in hand.

    A culture of victimization requires hyphenation.


  21. When will the left become conscious of the fact that guns are not the problem; problem people are the problem.

    1. hat tip: allen

      "Spengler's Laws": "When a nation is reduced to selling its women, it's lost."


    2. Won't be in my lifetime, allen.

      I'd bet on that. And I got a ways to go yet, miles to go before I sleep.


    3. "Spengler's Laws": "When a nation is reduced to selling its women, it's lost."

      Unlike many countries, prostitution in Israel is legal.

      To many people it is shocking to learn that in the "Holy Land" prostitution is allowed.
      Prostitution is legal, but what is not legal, is running a brothel or living off the earnings of a prostitute, in other words being a pimp.

      Prostitution in Israel is not kept on the down low.
      Everyone knows about it and where to go to find a prostitute.
      It is a choice whether they decide to pay for sex or not.
      Prostitutes are known to be discrete.
      They do not go around talking about the men they have sex with.
      Some of the places where prostitution is more popular is in cities like Tel Aviv and Haifa.
      That could be because the population is more secular and not as religious.
      Prostitutes can be found on the streets, strip clubs and "massage parlors."
      Politicians, businessmen and even police officers are known to visit the upscale "massage parlors" and high price strip clubs.

      Regular citizens are more likely to just look for a prostitute on the streets.

      When Arab Israelis or Orthodox Jews, whether married or not, want to have sex with a prostitute, they go somewhere far from their homes.
      The reason for them going far is so they will not be recognized by anyone.

      One negative effect of the rising popularity of prostitution is that venereal diseases have
      rapidly increased over the years.


  22. got to LOVE how rat cuts and pastes.

    I said, in context..

    "Give us what we want and demand or we blow up your kids on buses...
    So sayith the Palestinians...
    Palestinians revert to bus bomb attacks. Bat Yam bus cleared in time to avert casualties
    I wonder how long til the Palestinians get lucky and murder a few dozen Israeli kids...

    to which rat cuts one incomplete thought to make a point.

    i think they call that proof texting..

    and that, my friends, is why you should not argue with a liar.


    1. “He showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations.

      “Guilt” was the top response.

      If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt:



    2. “Luck?" Drizzt replied. "Perhaps. But more often, I dare to say, luck is simply the advantage a true warrior gains in executing the correct course of action.”
      ― R.A. Salvatore

      What is "Occupation" - Sun Dec 22, 10:49:00 AM EST

      I wonder how long til the Palestinians get lucky and murder a few dozen Israeli kids...



    3. “Think before you speak.
      Read before you think.”

    4. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.


    5. heh, heh, heh.


  23. Siskiyoukid for Borderland BeatSun Dec 22, 05:08:00 PM EST

    El Macho Prieto had a "shadow"


    About 15 days before the shooting at the Sonoran port, a federal agent infiltrated the Bella Sirena, set to become the shadow of Gonzalo Inzunza Inzunza, 'El Macho Prieto'; spying on him day and night.

    The mysterious federal agent rented a villa, as part of the strategy to arrest the alleged offender, chief of assassins of Ishmael 'Mayo' Zambada.

    Stuck in the mouth of the Wolf, agent almost didn't sleep, did not use the beds and sometimes walked the hallways, with apparent sleeplessness, they count in the villas.

    People didn't pay attention to him and the staff looked at his "eccentricities" as rare behaviors of someone who "came to relax, to put aside the stress", he narrates.

    Their blankets were behind the door, he slept in the open or behind a glass door, where everything could be seen.

    His reports were key in the operation on December 18. The action began about 4:25 hours, a special group who "invaded" the Bella Sirena.

    The shooting began immediately; the response of El Macho Prieto's bodyguards was so violent that the element of surprise was lost so the intervention of two American manufactured Black Hawk helicopters was require, whose .50 caliber weapons wreaked havoc on the cars of the assassins. Two aircraft gunships also participated.

    Inside the rooms the battle lasted a long time, at least two hours; afterwards reinforcements of the " El Macho Prieto" began arriving, and federal forces tried to stop them from reaching the Bella Sirena.

    Two cars blocked the entrance so more cars with "El Macho Prieto's" reinforcements couldn't enter.

    The battle occurred in the Villa 8, which was destroyed, where it is presumed that Izunza, who established his residence in this port, constantly changing living addresses.

    But the operation was not there; some suspects tried to flee and a persute began; the vehicle overturned.

    The balance: five dead, among them Inzunza, although his body disappeared, but the federal Government has no doubt. By intercepting the calls of criminals, they learned that he was killed.

    "I can't believe that I had "El Macho Prieto" as a neighbor," says a tourist, who says that sometimes he exchanged greetings with him.

    While a local businessman criticized the operation, because it went out of control. "They cause us all this bad reputation for violence, scare away tourists with its shootings, and don't even have el Macho Prieto, neither alive nor dead."
    Translated from:

  24. Good game between the Seahawks and the Cardinals. 3 - 3 at half.

    Seattle couldn't get it in from about the five, and the kicked missed his first field goal of the season.

    Arizona plays some tough defense.

    Miss T and Fely spotted in crowd again -- Miss T as Tinkerbell, Fely as Santa........

    1. the kicker missed his first, I think, of the season......from about the 18.......hit the uprights and bounced the wrong way.

      Oh, oh, the cops are surrounding T and Fely......something has happened......some argument or something.......check in later......

    2. some big guy the cops are calling Redinger is in handcuffs, and being hauled away........he looks superpissed about something......."That's it for today, Redinger" I heard one of the cops say........

    3. Good Lord Quirk is now arguing with the cops......where did he come from..........o no Quirk is in cuffs too.......protesting like crazy......hauled away too.........stomping and screaming.......

  25. Bob,

    Can you shoot me a link where I can watch the game online, please?

    1. Sorry Sam, didn't see that till just now.

      Cardinals won 17 - 10. Really excellent game, great defense on both sides. One controversial call at the end. Probably wouldn't have made a difference though. Puts Cardinals in the playoffs I think.

  26. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    1. Colette Ruland ParrinoSun Dec 22, 06:20:00 PM EST

      “If the crow has to be shoved down your throat; maybe you should just let it fly.”

    2. Why delete my words? I, desert rat, am a self confessed murderer of children.

    3. Ok asshole. I know who you are . Once more and everything you post under any name is coming down.

    4. you suck deuce... bite meSun Dec 22, 07:09:00 PM EST

      LOL wow I am impressed...

      But you allow rat to post anti-Semitic rantings day after day,...

      delete me, i could give a shit you anti-Semitic cocksucking coward

    5. If DEUCE had balls? LOL that's never going to happen.Sun Dec 22, 07:10:00 PM EST

      go ahead you moron..

      delete all my posts...

      I double dog dare you...

      coward of the county...

    6. Deuce and rat, sitting in the tree, sucking each other off...Sun Dec 22, 07:11:00 PM EST

      Be complete...

      delete me..

      all of me....

      go for it..

      you censoring coward...

    7. Deuce, the great BLOG administrator...

      censoring those that ridicule him,

      Sieg Heil!!!!


    8. “Everybody must have a fantasy.”


    9. Anti-Semitic ,you mean like this?

      What is "Occupation" - Sun Dec 22, 10:49:00 AM EST

      I wonder how long til the Palestinians get lucky and murder a few dozen Israeli kids…



    10. “Thus the expert in battle moves the enemy, and is not moved by him.”

  27. Two days before Christmas in 1913, Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act. The law sought to end bank failures by creating a central banking system.


    The Federal Reserve was created in reaction to the Panic of 1907. The Knickerbocker Trust Company collapsed in October of that year, triggering fear that other banks wouldn't be able to...

  28. Far out, what the heck is been going on at the EB these past few merry holiday season days that I've missed?

    1. Someone or two were imitating poor old me Sam and things have gotten out of hand. Looks like a solution is in the making though. I was signing as bob but someone kept signing as me so I am anon these days cause I can't seem to motivate my daughter to get me fixed up with a new blogger name........she is my administrator. A really lazy one.


    2. Ash - Mon Dec 09, 01:11:00 PM EST

      bob, quite your whining about folk posting as anonymous and get a log in.
      YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF, you do not need your daughter.

      I've told you how - why don't you just do it?

      If you can't remember that far back (like a week) then simply go to and select sign in.
      When presented with the sign in page select "sign in with different account" then select "add account" and follow the instructions from there.

      Quit your whining.
      Be a master of your own destiny and quite hanging on to the apron strings of your daughter.

    3. What does bob mean:

      "battery operated boyfriend"
      "bend over buddy"
      "big ol' bitch"
      to perform fellatio - "bob the knob!"
      to vomit - "I think I'm going to bob!

      bob - for a female to use a strap-on dildo to perform anal sex on a male.
      The term 'bob' was a runner-up in a competition by readers of Dan Savage's Savage Love column to coin a term for this type of behavior.


  29. i am really surprised, specially i like us culture.lol1