question for a rainy Saturday afternoon

What happens when a government “goes Galt”?

It ain’t over ’till the fat man* sings.

Does this famine-ridden population make me look fat?

On Thursday, the North Korean government culminated the celebration of “Struggle Against US Imperialism Month” with a large stadium commemoration of the anniversary of the Korean War. In addition to propaganda significantly more belligerent than its usual fare and praise for communist leader Kim Il Sung and current dictator Kim Jong Un, the nation’s museums were teeming with individuals [individuals or masses?] observing the holiday.

“The whole world has to pool efforts to dismember the fatty monster U.S. imperialists,” reads the statement on state newspaper site Rodong Sinmun. [more, much more, go read it]

Oh, you get the point, and you get the parallels.
I just didn’t want this Orwellian spectacle to pass unnoticed.
Evidently, we have always been at war with Eastasia.
* No, not Fat Man. Well, not intentionally.

PhotoShop dump

animation starts at the blank cell

Mark Stein (PBUH)
Wal•Mart (POS)
More ISIS battle flag fun (O. M. G.)

view from the rear view

so there’s this n’ that and a couple other things

…Terrorists gunned down dozens of tourists on a Tunisian beach, left a severed head atop a fence outside a French factory and blew up a Kuwaiti mosque Friday in a bloody wave of attacks that followed an ISIS leader’s call to make the month of Ramadan a time of “calamity for the infidels.

There was no confirmation that the attacks were a coordinated effort ordered by ISIS, but the suspects who attacked a U.S.-owned gas factory in southeastern France left the terrorist army’s flags next to the severed head of their victim

Garwood, New Jersey August 2015

NYC June 2015

earlier that same day

Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton wants to dig up the bodies of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife and remove them from a city park in the latest and perhaps most despicable example of the anti-Southern cleansing spreading across the nation.

“Which African-American wants to have a picnic in the shadow of Nathan Bedford Forrest?” Wharton said in a Thursday press briefing.

In addition to desecrating the graves, Wharton wants to tear down a massive statue honoring the Confederate general who was involved in organizing the Ku Klux Klan. The bodies of Forrest and his wife would be relocated to a cemetery.

“These relics, these messages of this despicable period of this great nation, it’s time for those to be moved,” the mayor said.

Memphis city officials have been waging a fierce and unrelenting war on southern heritage. In 2013, the city council changed the name of Forrest Park to Health Sciences Park. They also changed the names of Jefferson Davis Park and Confederate Park.

So now they want to disinter the dead…

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When words, and reason, and history mean nothing …

a repeat from 2012

Then again,
there are some reasoned words from history that are worth reading and which still retain their meanings.

Meanwhile, in a Detroit mosque …

Problem, Imam?

Just for Ss&Gs

Question is:
Does one behead someone for using the flag (the Prog approacy),
or does one behead someone for making fun of it (the Islamist approach)?
By “behead,” I also mean yelling “Shut up!” continuously while playing Whack-a-Mole on heretics.

(What? Yes, of course, there is another approach; but Progs and Islamists are totalitarians, so I don’t expect them to see it.
Comment at preceding post, below, please.
This is just a comment I wanted to bring above the fold, so to speak.

Still Puzzled

sorry, but this is really bothering me

Maybe I’m kinda dim. Or maybe I’m just distracted with my Summer Projects. But I don’t understand how it happened that we wake up one morning and *p00f* a 150+ year old American symbol / artifact [that means many different things to many different people] is suddenly verboten.

Is this the first time this has happened like this? No discussion. No defenders? Just quiet acquiescence?

What is the process wherein five or six [and counting] ginormous corporations suddenly decide — in concert — they will suddenly quit selling a particular product?

How much did it cost Amazon/ebay to go through and delete 29,000+ items? Nevermind the loss of revenue from selling those items. [I need a competitor for Amazon. I’ve become uncomfortable with them. overnight.]

Overnight ??!?

Overnight ??!?

Now it’s down to games with a Civil War theme all being trashed and thrust down the Memory Hole [ I'm looking at you, Apple] — not because of the theme or the game action but for That Flag. A flag.

What do we do about the classroom? Will any discussion about that enormously defining time in American History require the use of the phrase “The C Flag”? …or “The CF”?

Who has that much pressure-power?

I hear people say “that flag is offensive.” So what? No one has the “Right” not to be offended. I’m offended every freakin’ day™ and I don’t see any ginormous cultural machine grinding into non-existence those many things that offend me. What’s up with that?

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Societies don’t, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior…

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Looking Glassholes

SCOTUS goes all Humpty Dumpty* on Obamacare
Or applesauce and jiggery-pokery, in the words of Justice Scalia.
Meet your new masters

~ vid ~

Damn you, God damn you all to Hell !

I’ve gotta go along with Klayman on this one.

For the record: You saw it here first.