“Security concerns”

But today there are reports that the British government has said that it will not offer asylum to Asia Bibi. The reason being “security concerns” — that weasel term now used by all officialdom whenever it needs one last reason to avoid doing the right thing. Thanks to Douglas Murray, writing in the National Review, for explaining the term.  I see university officials using it quite frequently. Continue reading “Security concerns”

Confucius say “Uh oh”

The Confucius Institutes in the US are in the government’s crosshairs: President Trump is about to sign the new National Defense Authorization Act, which will prohibit funding to Chinese-run Confucius Institutes on American campuses. Texas Senator Ted Cruz added the key amendment to “The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019,” which also restricts funding to universities that host Confucius Institutes and requires them to provide a public record of any agreements or contracts they have with the program, which has deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party. This is going to be a bit of a problem at … Continue reading Confucius say “Uh oh”

ICAN gets Nobel Peace Prize. BFD.

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, another international gang of virtue signallers, has just received the Nobel Peace Prize.  So far, they have motivated fewer than 50 pipsqueak countries to sign a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons (122 have “adopted” it, but signing off?  Don’t hold your breath) .  BUT, they do have Yoko Ono onboard.  So far, North Korea is not impressed. Somehow, I don’t think these folks rise to the standard set by Norm Borlaug. Update (October 26): Jay Nordlinger reminds us of someone else who wanted to abolish nuclear weapons. Continue reading ICAN gets Nobel Peace Prize. BFD.

I don’t need another lecture from President Dumbass

At least the Crusaders were fighting back against an encroaching Muslim empire. Richard Fernandez sums it up best Christians are the most persecuted religious group on earth today and since the majority of the dead and dying are Egyptians, Ethiopians, Nigerians, Sudanese, Iraqis or Filipinos it is hard to see how Obama or Coates can speak for them.  Even if it the Christian custom to forgive, neither man, living safe in the First World, has the obvious right to dispense absolution on behalf of desperately poor men trying to survive and keep their faith. There is something grotesque about the … Continue reading I don’t need another lecture from President Dumbass

The Man Who Defected to North Korea

Anyone who believes in something for nothing is already half on the road to being swindled. Fortunately, millions who have defected to the People’s Democratic Republic of California are finding it easier to escape. Update (22 July).  And then there’s this poor mook who’s looking for an Islamic paradise.  Tip from Via Meadia. Continue reading The Man Who Defected to North Korea

9-11 Memorials

I’m ducking most of them.  Ten years on, that dreadful day is still burned in my memory, the greatest shock since the assassination of President Kennedy.  We owe a lifetime of thanks for the lost heroes of that day, a lifetime of tears for the victims, and a lifetime of burning hatred for the perverted culture that attacked us.  We also owe it to ourselves to start dismantling the Police State that too many “leaders”–right AND left–eagerly erected in the days after September 11.  Because those bastards, in the legislatures and on the street, are doing exactly what the terrorists … Continue reading 9-11 Memorials

Terrorizing ourselves

“The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.”  Read Lynne Kiesling’s take on the legacy of 9/11:  “Be indomitable. Refuse to be terrorized.” Update (10 September).  Richard Fernandez thinks we should go on the offense: “We have no right to forgive. We have no right to forget.”  Michelle Malkin spells it out for the more obtuse. Mark Steyn isn’t amused, either: One reason why there’s so little room at Ground Zero is because it’s still a building site. As I write in my new book, 9/11 was something America’s enemies did to … Continue reading Terrorizing ourselves