“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, June 04, 2017

Aslan's family came to the United States from Tehran in 1979, fleeing the Iranian Revolution. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area

From The Philadelphia Inquirer, a liberal apologist rag:

The president’s comment is notable for many reasons. Officials in London have not released the identities of the suspects who took part in the attack Saturday night, which killed seven people and injured 48. It’s currently unknown if they were British nationals or immigrants from one of the six Muslim majority countries Trump’s plan would restrict travel from.
Lower courts in the United States have blocked Trump’s executive order in part because during the campaign, Trump referred to it as a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States." The administration has insisted the executive order is not a ban, but Trump continues to use the word when communicating about the policy.
"Glad we both agree the ban is a ban," the ACLU said following Trump's tweet. 
None of this sat well with CNN’s Reza Aslan, a vocal Trump critic and host of BelieverAslan blasted the president for invoking the developing situation in London in order to push his stalled immigration policy.

If you would like to meet Reza Ezlan, Check out his schedule. Give him a warm welcome:


  1. I'll mark November 11 down on my calendar.

  2. The violence occurred in full view of hundreds of onlookers.

    “I saw a man in red with quite a large blade, I don’t know the measurement, I guess maybe 10 inches. He was stabbing a man… he stabbed him about three times fairly calmly,” an eyewitness, who identified himself as Ben, told The Telegraph.“It looked like the man had maybe been trying to intervene but there wasn’t much that he could do, he was being stabbed quite coldly and he slumped to the ground.”

    “They stabbed this girl maybe 10 times, 15 times. She was going, ‘Help me, help me,’” an eyewitness named Gerard told the BBC, saying that he lobbed a bottle at the assailants to try to scare them off.

    Many sought refuge in the cafes in the market square. But safety was temporary, as the attackers went inside the cafes, stabbing indiscriminately.

    “He stabbed her in the neck,” eyewitness Elsbeth Smedley told CNN, recounting an attack on a waitress. “He stabbed another man in the back, and then he ran out of the restaurant.”

  3. Is John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama still celebrating their support for Syrian "rebels"?

  4. John McCain thinks Vladimir Putin is a greater threat than ISIS

    Too bad McCain wasn't on the bridge.

  5. i'm sure Obama who has plenty say about everything has released a staten. Let me look:

    No, nothing yet, but he had plenty to say about The Paris Accord.

  6. It's nifty little club. If you are a major power, write a big check and swear allegiance to global warming and the LBGTQ agenda. If you are a third world shithole, just swear allegiance and hold your hand out. Kumbaya.

  7. Why were the glaciers in Glacier National Park melting before the automobile was invented is what I want to know.

  8. .

    This place has become Sovereign Citizen Central or a KKK barbeque.

    The post above is a disgusting and a less than subtle invitation to violence. Naturally, the Idaho a-hole was the first to accept even though everyone knows its all bluster and bullshit and that he would rather hide under his bed.

    I used to have a lot of respect for Deuce but this is a side I never expected to see.

    Rufus was right.

    Long past time to go.


    1. All hail Reza Azlan, Griffin, Colbert, Maher, and Quirk!

      Fuck Deuce!

    2. "The post above is a disgusting and a less than subtle invitation to violence."

      Yeah, you're nothing if not subtle, asshole.

      I loaded up my Ak after reading whatever it was that you're referring to as an invitation to violence.

      Or maybe I did it because I'm frightened and confused by your superior intellect.

      Gee that would make YOU culpable.

    3. I read it as an invitation to go call Reza a piece of shit to his face.

      How Quirk reads it as an incitement to murder is beyond me.

      Really, Quirk, that is off the wall.

    4. And, I really doubt I'll be driving all the way to Boise just to call someone a piece of shit.

      That 300 miles, and I'd probably stop at McCall and end up staying in that beautiful little resort town instead and doing some fall fishing.

    5. And sure, I'll beg Quirk not to leave.

      Quirk, I beg you not to leave, at least for good.

      This Noble Bar wouldn't ever be quite the same without you.

  9. On religious issues a recent poll reported that 36% of 16- to 24-year-olds believe if a Muslim converts to another religion they should be punished by death, compared to 19% of 55+ year old Muslims. A poll reported that 59% of Muslims would prefer to live under British law, compared to 28% who would prefer to live under sharia law.

    What could possibly go wrong? When I lived in England, there were 55,000 Muslims and 10 Mosques. There are now almost 4 million with 1400 mosques. Do the math.

    They are Muslims first and 20%, about a million believe that if someone converts to Christianity, the majority religion in the country where they are guests, they should be killed.

  10. Is the problem that the British have not been more inclusive, such as closing the remaining churches so as not to offend their guests?

    We pride ourselves about our legal systems that has roots in The Magna Carta. The 28% of the guests don't dig English law, they want Sharia. That is over 1 million who don't want English law.

    1. Maybe the BBC could get some tips from Late Night TV, ESPN, CNN et al, our colleges, universities and k-12 leftist indoctrination centers, foundations, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and etc on how to become more anti-American.

    2. Obviously they should consult with Canada also, where not being American is their greatest source of pride.

    3. That's really quite true. The Canadians seem to think that if they dis the Americans they amount to something.

      I think it's because they are subconsciously always irritated by knowing that they can't defend their own country and will be perpetually relying on the Americans to do it for them.


  11. In my opinion Deuce has been consistent over the years and his nativist xenophobia underlies most all of his posts.

    1. Can we expect photos of your Muslim housemates after you have invited them in?

    2. That's ridiculous, Ash.

      Deuce is hardly a nativist xenophobe.

      He's our Globetrotting Romeo, as Trish once called him.

      And I'm hardly a nativist xenophobe either. I have a dearest friend from India who knows five languages and has a Ph.D. from Max Planck.

      I second Doug's question. We want the photos of your Muslim housemates when you get around to inviting them in.

      I am not holding my breath.

    3. When was the last time you were actually out of your hole in the snow and in a foreign country, Ash ?

      I do understand you not taking muzzies immigrants into your household though. I wouldn't do it either.

      I don't want anymore in the USA much less in my neighborhood.

      I think they are a bunch of bores, with their perpetual whining and propensity to violence and their sharia bull shit and their 'philosophical' and 'theological' craparoo.

      They have had two or three or even more excellent poets in the past, as long as they stick with writing about the emotions of real human love and leave the inscrutable inhuman allah out of it.

  12. I was watching live "TV" on my Chromebook last night.

    The London Police Commish and somebody else were talking.

    One of there biggest concerns was seeing to it that hate speech would not be allowed to break out.

  13. Climber, without rope, conquers Yosemite’s El Capitan

    It took roughly four hours Saturday for rock climber Alex Honnold to make an ascent so dangerous no one has ever tried it before: scaling Yosemite’s El Capitan with no rope.

    Some called it a suicide mission. El Capitan is 3,000 feet of vertical granite, jutting straight to the sky. Many of its cracks are so small, they fit only one finger.

    “I mean, there are BASE-jumping stunts that require you to be ‘on’ for 20 seconds,” said Chris McNamara, a Lake Tahoe climber who spent many years diving and parachuting off giant rocks.
    “And then there’s tightrope-walking between the (World) Trade Centers, which is like a five-minute thing.

    But this — this is something where Alex had to be ‘on’ for four hours.”

    And if he lost concentration for a moment, he’d die.

    1. He made it, huh ?!

      I had seen that the attempt was coming.

      I looked at a pic of El Capitan and thought the man's obviously crazy as hell.

      Glad he made it and I hope no one else tries it and he never tries it again.

    2. I hate heights.

      ...unless I'm in a Boeing.

  14. One of the three London Bridge terrorists was a father of two who tricked neighbours into thinking he was a 'nice guy' by playing soccer with children... while secretly hating Western values

    1. That's the trouble with muzzies.

      You can never know what their real feelings might be.

      Look at the 9/11 terrorists. Many of their neighbors testified they were wonderful people to have next door....

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  16. Christian Farmer Barred from Michigan Market Because of Views on Gay Marriage

    A Catholic apple grower in Michigan has been barred from a city farmers’ market over his views on same-sex marriage, after he refused to host a lesbian couple’s wedding at his orchard.

    In a statement, the city of East Lansing said the farmer’s decision not to host a same-sex wedding violated a “long-standing ordinance that protects sexual orientation as well as the Supreme Court’s ruling that grants the right for same-sex couples to be married.”

    1. I remember being struck by the majesty of Justice Robert's language specifying the right for anyone to be married in anyone else's apple orchard of their choosing.

      Obviously Muslims should be able to be married in Ash or Quirk's houses if they so choose.

    2. :):)

      But not a same sex marriage.

      You'd get thrown off a high building in Gaza for that.

    3. Morgan Jean • 2 hours ago

      I am a Transgender woman and I completely support this man in his fight with the city. While I don;t personally agree with his viewpoint, I respect his religious freedom.

      My problem is with the media and the progressive fascists using the trans community and gay community as a bludgeon to steamroll anyone who dares to disagree with them.

      I actually respect the Constitution. I realize many people on this comment board probably disagree with how I live my life but that is ok, just as long as you don't advocate violence towards me.


  17. UK hails man who fled attack holding beer an unlikely hero

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