neo-neocon » Blog Archive » We have lost the courage to see things as they are: "I appreciate the Prime Minister’s [Chamberlain’s] love of peace. I know the horrors of war – a great deal better than he can. But when he returns from saving our skins from a blackmailer at the price of other people’s flesh, and waves…a piece of paper with Herr Hitler’s name on it, if it were not ghastly, it would be grotesque. No doubt he has never read Mein Kampf in German. But to forget, so utterly, the Reichstag fire, and the occupation of the Rhineland, and 30 June 1934 [the Night of the Long Knives], and the fall of Austria! We have lost the courage to see things as they are. And yet Herr Hitler has kindly put down for us in black and white that programme he is so faithfully carrying out…
…Mr. Chamberlain, canting of ‘peace with honour,’ has debased the moral currency of England…"
Friday, September 25, 2015
Posted by Bob at 10:32 PM
Thursday, September 24, 2015
The Real Reason We Need To Stop Trying To Protect Everyone’s Feelings | Observer: "Let’s go back to 451, which I found myself re-reading recently. It begins with Guy Montag burning a house that contained books. Why? How did it come to be that fireman burned books instead of putting out fires as they always had?
The fireman have been doing it for so long they have no idea. Most of them have never even read a book. Except one fireman—Captain Beatty—who has been around long enough to remember what life was like before. As Montag begins to doubt his profession—going as far as to hide a book in his house—he is subjected to a speech from Beatty. In it Beatty explains that it wasn’t the government that decided that books were a threat. It was his fellow citizens."
Posted by Bob at 9:27 PM
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Never Say "Never" | Zero Hedge: "Never... is a long time."
Posted by Bob at 8:46 AM
Friday, September 11, 2015
Instapundit » Blog Archive » WHY WSJ STAFFERS WERE PROUD TO HAVE STILL PUBLISHED THE DAY AFTER 9/11: Bill Power, news editor of t…: "UPDATE: In contrast, apparently the New York Times doesn’t consider the anniversary of 9/11 fit to print on the front page:"
Posted by Bob at 9:12 PM
Instapundit » Blog Archive » WOMEN AND CHILDREN LAST. IowaHawk: …: "WOMEN AND CHILDREN LAST. IowaHawk:"
Or 9/11 if you prefer...
Posted by Bob at 8:48 PM
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Sunday, September 6, 2015
'Firenado' on Kentucky Lake 'Brimming with Bourbon' - YouTube: "'Firenado' on Kentucky Lake 'Brimming with Bourbon'"
It turns out that this was a re-post of something that apparently happened in 2003. But at first I thought we were about to have to face the looming Trumpocalypse with only a chaser...
Posted by Bob at 12:07 PM
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Remember the Law Is Only Sacred When It Furthers a Liberal Value - Reason.com: "Let's start with the prevailing hypocrisy surrounding the attacks on Davis, a Democrat, and what it tells us about the state of American political debate and policymaking in 2015—because as you may have noticed, the rule of law only seems to be sacred when it happens to comport with liberal values.
As far as I can tell, there are only three unassailable constitutional rights left in the United States: the right not to be "discriminated" against, the right to have an abortion and the right to have a gay marriage. In the eyes of liberals, nothing—not the freedom of association or religion or anything else mentioned in the First Amendment or Second Amendment—will ever supersede these consecrated rights.
The rest? Well, it's malleable, depending on the situation."
Posted by Bob at 10:47 AM
Friday, September 4, 2015
Bookworm Room – Conservatives deal with facts and reach conclusions; liberals have conclusions and sell them as facts.: "In the meantime, I’ve got a superior collection of posters:"
Posted by Bob at 5:33 PM