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Deep Water

April 20, 2015
Deep Water

 

Even as the usual suspects beat their compassionate breasts in the wake of the latest drowning of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, there are some political figures who are willing to speak the unvarnished truth. One of them is UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who has correctly pointed out that it was the Franco-Anglo-American attack upon Libya which spawned  these “tragedies.” Although not entirely responsible for these disasters at sea, it should be noted that bribing the late despot Moammar Gadhafi was a more effective deterrent to these catastrophes than providing Al Qaeda in North Africa with its own reliable air force. 

Personally, I think a much more effective policy than paying the Dane geld to kleptocratic African or Middle Eastern feeder states, or reestablishing the rescue operations that encourage further invasion of the European continent, would be taking a cue from our Founding Fathers. After all, notwithstanding the beatific description of these individuals used by every media organization of note, they are not migrants, they are pirates, and  the destruction of the vessels these ostensible refugees are using before they imperil their own lives and the lives of others would be the prudent course of action. At least, from a rational point of view, which doesn’t seem to prevail among the global brain trust tasked with finding a solution to this problem. 

Perhaps we need more ritualistic massacres of Christians by these down trodden migrants before the matter of preemption is raised. I would recommend that Prime Minister Renzi, the head of the Holy See, and others so eager to extend the hospitality of Europe to these uninvited guests read a certain book before proceeding to endorse policies that will undoubtedly worsen an already untenable situation. 

 

 

Weird Tales

April 18, 2015
Weird Tales

One of the more gratifying experiences I’ve had over the past year has been witnessing the support you’ve shown for Seavey and Perry on Culture. Although this podcasting experiment has ended, it left me with a deep appreciation for the world of film and film criticism and awareness of how much some of you love movies. That’s why today I’m devoting some time today to fellow cineaste Matt Pritchard, who’s in the process of crowd-funding a micro-budget horror/psychological thriller called Dearly Departed.

You can discover the origins of the film, the perquisites you will receive for donating to its production, and the ambitions of the filmmaker for this project by visiting his Seed and Spark page. If you want to satisfy your curiosity, you can also watch an in-depth interview of Matt Pritchard here. It should be noted that beyond the artistic merits of this endeavor, it’s also worth supporting because it will not be subject to the intellectually suffocating constraints of traditional copyright law, i.e. the public will be able to share, reproduce, and embroider upon this project once it’s completed. Because, like the invaluable artist Nina Paley, Mr. Pritchard does not believe in the economically and creatively stultifying concept known as intellectual property.

If that’s not an incentive to jump aboard this project, then I don’t know what is. However, I’ll let you cinema buffs be the judge.

Pickpockets

April 16, 2015
Pickpockets

After celebrating Wealth Confiscation Day, it’s only appropriate that we reflect upon what our government does with the thousands of billions of dollars Americans unwillingly render it each year. A particularly obscene program administered by the Internal Revenue Service is the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, which is used by illegal aliens in lieu of a W-4. The purpose is ostensibly to help illegals working in this country to pay income taxes on undeclared-for obvious reasons-income they earned throughout the previous year. However, as Terence Jeffrey pointed out in his exhaustive analysis of the use of ITINs published two years ago, it is also used to reap the windfall of numerous tax credits to which these illegals are not entitled, including the lucrative Child Tax Credit. Read More »

Political Theater (Call Your RINOS!)

April 14, 2015
Political Theater (Call Your RINOS!)

The battle over Loretta Lynch’s nomination escalated this past week, as the clown car of racial profiteers arrived to contribute their thoughts on Republican opposition to President Obama’s would-be consigliere. It remains to be seen how much mileage Sharpton & Co. will be able to generate out of her delayed confirmation, as even milquetoast cretins like Rich Lowry have recognized the absurdity of confirming someone who has pledged not to abide by the Constitution as the chief law enforcement officer of the nation. Read More »

Diversity’s Collateral Damage

April 11, 2015
Diversity’s Collateral Damage

This week’s guilty verdict returned in the trial of Chechen Islamic terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gives us the perfect opportunity to reflect upon the dysfunctional nature of our government’s immigration system. Not simply its implicit endorsement of specific individuals who are confirmed terrorists in other parts of the globe, but its mass importation of refugees whose intrinsic beliefs are inimical to the values and deleterious to the lives of American citizens.

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Vox Populi

April 9, 2015
Vox Populi

One of the ways the treason lobby attempts to alter the cultural landscape is by manipulating public opinion. Edward Bernays was a piker compared to the good folks at the New York Times and National Public Radio. Which is why the most recent poll by Rasmussen Reports will probably come as a bit of a shock to people who have been deceived into believing that our current immigration policies are wholeheartedly embraced by the American public. Read More »

Juan Arbusto

April 6, 2015
Juan Arbusto

The Bush family’s position on immigration-more of it is good, even when it adversely impacts the people already here-is well known to those of us who have closely followed the careers of George H.W. Bush’s sons. This open borders advocacy-some would say demagoguery-has made Jeb Bush a favorite among the uniformly left of center Hispanic news media in this country, although has made no discernible impact upon his deep unpopularity among actual Hispanic voters. Read More »

What You Can Do

Weird Tales

April 18, 2015
Weird Tales

One of the more gratifying experiences I’ve had over the past year has been witnessing the support you’ve shown for Seavey and Perry on Culture. Although this podcasting experiment has ended, it left me with a deep appreciation for the world of film and film criticism and awareness of how much some of you love movies. That’s why today I’m devoting some time today to fellow cineaste Matt Pritchard, who’s in the process of crowd-funding a micro-budget horror/psychological thriller called Dearly Departed.

You can discover the origins of the film, the perquisites you will receive for donating to its production, and the ambitions of the filmmaker for this project by visiting his Seed and Spark page. If you want to satisfy your curiosity, you can also watch an in-depth interview of Matt Pritchard here. It should be noted that beyond the artistic merits of this endeavor, it’s also worth supporting because it will not be subject to the intellectually suffocating constraints of traditional copyright law, i.e. the public will be able to share, reproduce, and embroider upon this project once it’s completed. Because, like the invaluable artist Nina Paley, Mr. Pritchard does not believe in the economically and creatively stultifying concept known as intellectual property.

If that’s not an incentive to jump aboard this project, then I don’t know what is. However, I’ll let you cinema buffs be the judge.

Political Theater (Call Your RINOS!)

April 14, 2015
Political Theater (Call Your RINOS!)

The battle over Loretta Lynch’s nomination escalated this past week, as the clown car of racial profiteers arrived to contribute their thoughts on Republican opposition to President Obama’s would-be consigliere. It remains to be seen how much mileage Sharpton & Co. will be able to generate out of her delayed confirmation, as even milquetoast cretins like Rich Lowry have recognized the absurdity of confirming someone who has pledged not to abide by the Constitution as the chief law enforcement officer of the nation. Read More »

Walk Out Of Darkness

February 8, 2015
Walk Out Of Darkness

I don’t often use this space for personal appeals, but feel compelled to do so today. In addition to losing my uncle, John Marmo, earlier this year to suicide, my best friend, Fiona Fort, took her life after struggling with the chronic pain of depression for most of her adult life. Even if you are fortunate enough to have never grieved the loss of a loved one to this disease-or to know someone suffering from suicidal ideation-I urge those of you who can to contribute to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Denver Metro Walk Out of the Darkness Community Walk.

You can read my friend Ann’s story and donate to her cause here.  Read More »

Bye Bye Boehner

January 4, 2015
Bye Bye Boehner

Although the prospect of replacing the current Speaker of the House looks grim at the moment-especially from an historical standpoint-the fact remains that there is widespread dissatisfaction with the leadership, such as it is, of John Boehner. If the quarter of a million letters demanding that he be replaced weren’t an indication of that sentiment, nor the public call for the same by establishmentarian talking head Sean Hannity, then certainly the outpouring of dissent from within his own caucus should serve as a clue that not Speaker Spray Tan is not universally beloved by Republicans in this nation.

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NY ICE Counter DREAMers (Rally Tomorrow Afternoon)

December 5, 2014
NY ICE Counter DREAMers (Rally Tomorrow Afternoon)
Even as the federal government willfully violates the Constitution in order to assiduously cater to the needs of millions of illegal aliens, our own state’s leaders are trying to find a way to subsidize the “undocumented” with your wealth. Joanna Marzullo, of New York ICE, is organizing her own response, the details of which you can read after the jump.


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