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Insanity & Doom Update LI — Special Midweek Doom

Still clearing out the Inbox. There is more Doom than we can handle just once a week.

Item Winner! Dumbest Combined Tweet-Headline-Story Of all Time. Amid pretty stiff competition, too.

Reveals pervert-homosexual network? No. Reveals child abuse network? No. Reveals scandalous power network? No. Reveals existence of conservative Catholic media? Ah. Yes. That’s it.

Item NEWS: Trump adviser Larry Kudlow hosted publisher of white nationalists at his home

That’s a tweet from girly Washington Post Robert Costa who was as horrified as a teenage girl that So-and-So was seen with YouKnowWho that Peter Brimelow was seen having dinner at a friend’s house, when to this girly man Brimelow should have been purged from society. Costa presented this as news. And got an article in his paper. If you think you make the list of screechers like Costa, you think wrong.

Item Protesters topple Silent Sam Confederate statue at UNC

Protesters toppled the Silent Sam Confederate statue on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill on Monday night.

The monument was ripped down after 9:15 p.m. Earlier in the evening, protesters covered the statue with tall, gray banners, erecting “an alternative monument” that said, in part, “For a world without white supremacy.”

Protesters were apparently working behind the covering with ropes to bring the statue down, which happened more than two hours into a rally. It fell with a loud clanging sound, and the crowd erupted in cheers.

After Silent Sam tumbled to the ground, people darted in and out of the crowd through a haze from smoke bombs. Atop the statue someone placed a black cap that said, “Do It Like Durham,” an apparent reference to the toppling of a Confederate statue there a year ago.

Curiously, no authority had the courage to fire upon the rabble. That they did not is telling. An obese activist inaptly named Little announced the criminal purpose of the mob. But this caused no authority to act either. Violence works, as the criminals proved. And will continue to work.

Item Conservatives Should Welcome A Black James Bond

Of course, some of the other ideas floated for “representation” would change the character in crucial, and therefore unacceptable, ways. Casting a female as “Jane Bond” would certainly alter the character in essential ways. And given how central “Bond girls” are to the character and to the franchise, the same applies to the idea of a gay James Bond. Likewise, although a pious Bond might be a better role model, he would be much less like James Bond…

The Bond franchise is not a period piece, forever stuck in the age of its origin. It has moved with the times, and so the possibility of the leading man having dark skin is simply the logical product of realistic casting. There are undoubtedly black Brits successfully working as agents in Her Majesty’s real secret service. In all likelihood, there were some back when Ian Fleming created James Bond, but they were unlikely to be written up as the main character of a spy thriller. That it is now culturally possible to imagine Bond as a black man is genuine progress (and it is possible — after all, the British royal family just welcomed a multiracial American).

First, “conservative” is finished as a term to describe reality and tradition lovers. Don’t use it anymore. Use “reactionary”, or some other unadulterated substitute.

Second, I haven’t been to the movies—except Climate Hustle, in which Yours Truly became a movie star, and therefore worthy of adulation and worship—in many years. So I don’t give a damn what movie makers destroy.

Third, the only argument that’s interesting is that Bond was meant to be the quintessential Englishman, and that meant a white man. Doubtless, as the conservative said, there are real-life secret trans female pedophiles, or the Lord knows what, working in Her Majesty’s real secret service. That does not then mean the new J. Bond (we cannot presume the James) should be one.

Item Israeli questioning of US Jews at border exposes deeper rift

Zimmerman, a Jewish American living in Israel, quickly became a person of interest after telling the border agent that she worked for an Israeli advocacy group that assists Palestinians. She says that led to a series of “super-charged” questions about her professional activities and political views…

A series of similar incidents at Israeli border crossings has highlighted a growing gulf between the country’s hard-line government and liberal Jewish Americans who say they support Israel but oppose its policies on issues including religion, President Donald Trump and especially the continued occupation of the West Bank.

This shift already appears to be having important implications for what historically has been a close relationship built on almost unquestioning bipartisan support. Some Jewish leaders have begun to criticize Israeli policies publicly, and some predict that the Democratic Party — home to an estimated 70 percent of American Jews — could soon turn away from its support for Israel.

If it’s good enough for Israel, it’s good enough for us. Right? Let’s have real border control!

Item Animal crackers’ animals “freed” as boxes get new look (Thanks to Sheri for the link.)

After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free.

Mondelez International, the parent company of Nabisco, has redesigned the packaging of its Barnum’s Animals crackers after relenting to pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Real progress will only be made when we begin putting PETA behind bars.

12 thoughts on “Insanity & Doom Update LI — Special Midweek Doom Leave a comment

  1. Midweek Doom is tastier than the regular version. Mmm, fresh Doom.

    Michelle (((Boorstein))) certainly sounds as if she has the best interests of her faith in mind.

    WaPo reporter has his panties in a bunch? Says anything and everything President Trump does is evil? Say it isn’t so!

    Police in Leftist cities allow Leftist protesters to run amok? Law is whatever the Leftists say it is?
    Black supremacy is OK now? Say it isn’t so!

    (((Hollywood))) trying to claim that Englishmen have always been black? Say it isn’t so!

    Leftists owing more allegiance to Leftism than their professed religion? Say it isn’t so!

    What? Idiotic Leftists insisting that their fun-house-mirror world view is the only appropriate one to show on boxes of children’s cookies? Say it isn’t so!

  2. Speaking of movies, the alt-history biopic about Turing, “The Imitation Game”, was hilarious. Very imaginative.

  3. I love your comment about PETA being put behind bars!

    To be honest, I enjoy watching black people with British accents. The actor recently rudley killed off on NCIS was one great example. Somehow, they seem so gentile and proper. However, no dice with James Bond, which I admittedly stopped watching after Sean Connery retired. I am equally appalled and turned off by the sex changes of characters in the “reboots” that indicate a complete lack of ability and creativity in Hollywood. Changing a male to a female just makes me change the channel.

  4. BS Challenge: WAPO “Reveals… Reveals existence of conservative Catholic media? Ah. Yes. That’s it.”

    How about reading — actually reading! — the free portion of the WAPO article…and then…THINK about all the clues?? Not just those you can twist out of context to poke fun at someone with differing views. (“twisting out of context” used to be known as “lying”)

    The WAPO article presents this clue in the free portion of the article:

    “But the news this week that Catholic journalists were involved in editing and distributing a Vatican diplomat’s…” (to see more one has to pay to read the article)

    Other media reports make explicitly clear that Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò (Vatican diplomat) has formally asked for the Pope to resign in a letter published by the National Catholic Register and others. This, now out for a few days, isn’t headline “news” anymore, but still news — so not being aware of broader context (ignorance) ain’t no excuse for acting ignorantly.

    How much you wanna bet the Aug 29th WAPO article by M. Goorstein is NOT about the existence of conservative Catholic media, but rather IS about the Catholic media rallying with a former Catholic ambassador, and others lending similar support, formally clamoring for the Pope’s resignation over his part in the Catholic Church’s pedophilia cover ups? That is certainly news, as is the fact that so much of the Catholic Church’s institutional apparatus concurs and is joining in.

    On Aug 28 was the Briggs-hosted guest post, “Chaos & Outrage In The Church,” that advocated for the “boil” of institutionalized pedophilia in the Catholic Church to be lanced. That’s a long overdue action.

    When we see a highly credible senior official of the Church, and some of the Church’s own media joining, calling for the Pope’s resignation — that’s tantamount to civil war within the Church (and no doubt there’s even more of that going on behind the scenes, and, there’s indications that what the public has learned is not by far the extent of the Church’s institutionalized abuses).

    Now, a couple of posts later, that inexcusable Church rot is dismissed and the reported issue co-opted to poke fun at liberal media! I guess that shows where priorities are with some.

  5. monument was ripped down after 9:15 p.m

    If you can’t persuade with argument then use whatever means available.

    Sadly they missed the 9:11 opportunity to show solidarity with other topplers.

  6. Thanks, Ken, for showing your true colors again. You mentioned the previous post on the sexual-abuse ‘boil’ on the Body of Christ, referring to it as ‘pedophilia’, all the while scoring Briggs for his supposed ignorance (or willful twisting of words which you then say is tantamount to lying). But you can’t bring yourself to speak the true name of this pederastic pestilence; predatory homosexuality. It is not pedophilia, and you certainly know that. The article you cited made that explicitly clear, as if anybody needed to be told that. So your continued use of this evasion technique that the Catholic hierarchy has used for nearly 20 years shows you to be their fellow-traveler. Thanks for letting us see that.

  7. If an argument is correct then surely it makes no difference who’s saying it?
    There are a lot of ‘true’ colours never shown, just leaked and oozed all over the place.

    Most of the time it looks as though the aim is not to be correct but to be right on.
    Please the group!
    “pleas one, please all”!

  8. The black James Bond thing is very old news, I mean REALLY old news.
    Craig’s doing the next one.
    There’s a female Dr Who though. Which is very sad.
    I actually, and this is true, didn’t realise Dr Who was a children’s programme until about five or six years ago. (since all scifi is rubbish)_I was complaining that it had become silly and not a bit scary.
    Darleks? are scary.
    Star Trek. That’s also on the list.
    Scrub the lot.
    Keep James Bond. Craig needs to cheer up a bit.
    Too much sadism and mental torture isn’t good for a lad.

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