In their day the Viking were savage warriors, to be rightly feared.   The Viking were invaders.   In contrast the Klu Klux Klan was a mere terrorist gang of hoodlums.   That Vikings were vastly more nasty than the Klan.  The Klan left behind statues.  The Vikings entire cities. 
Yet in York, the Brits have celebrating the Viking invasion for over thirty years, video:

Yet so far as I know, no British snowflakes were reported to be injured, or in attendance.  So why the difference?

davidl on August 16th, 2017

Nobody has ever accused a social justice warrior of being brave, or smart. Baltimore mayor steals public property in the stealth of the night, from Baltimore Sun:

Confederate statues in Baltimore were removed from their bases overnight by city contractors, who used heavy machinery to load them onto flat bed trucks and haul them away — an abrupt end to more than a year of indecision on what to do with the memorials.

Mayor Catherine Pugh, who made the decision Tuesday morning to remove the monuments overnight, watched in person as the four statues linked to the Confederacy were torn from their pedestals.

I am not in awe of the late Bobby (Robert E.) Lee as a military strategist.  However Bobby Lee was no Nathan Bedford Forrest.  Lee attacked military combatants in board daylight.   You can’t say so much for Mayor Pugh.

Reax, Professor Althouse:

And doing it under cover of darkness suggests that it’s something shameful that needs to be hidden. If you can’t do it proudly, by daylight, you’re not ready to do it.

Social justice warrior pretend to hate confederates.    Well there are 482 former confederates entombed in Arlington National Cemetery.   Are these social justice cowards going to come for these Americans and well?

If honoring an vowed and unapologetic racist is now a mortal since, take down with the structure, or rename, every single thing named for Bobby “Sheets” Byrd which was paid for with public tax dollar, a very partial list from Wikipedia:

Robert C. Byrd Appalachian Highway System, Appalachian Development Highway System in West Virginia[9][10][19]
Robert C. Byrd Bridge, crosses the Ohio River between Huntington, West Virginia and Chesapeake, Ohio[6][9][10][19]
Robert C. Byrd Bridge, Ohio County, West Virginia[19]
Robert C. Byrd Drive, West Virginia Routes 16 and 97 between Beckley and Sophia, West Virginia[6][10]
Robert C. Byrd Expressway, United States Route 22 near Weirton, West Virginia[6][9][10]
Robert C. Byrd Freeway, United States Route 119 between Williamson and Charleston, West Virginia (also known as Corridor G)[6][9]
Robert C. Byrd Highway, United States Route 48 between Weston, West Virginia and the Virginia state line near Wardensville, West Virginia (also known as Corridor H)[6][19]
Robert C. Byrd Interchange on Interstate 77[9]
Robert C. Byrd Interchange on United States Route 19, Birch River, West Virginia[9][19]
Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center, Wheeling, West Virginia[9][10]
Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam, Ohio River in Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia

These only the transportation projected named for Sheets Byrd.

Of of course there’s hate on both sides and lots of blame to go around for Charlottesville. And for that matter other places as well.

But let’s examine the real Point here. Both sides of that Skirmish in Charlottesville both the supposed Nazis and the supposed Communists leftists and assorted rabble… All of them consider that government is the solution to their problems. And the real problem here.

Ponder this statue in Seattle.

Can anyone tell me what the antifa folks would have thought of tearing this statue down? Martin Luther King was strongly against homosexual marriage. Should we be tearing his statues down around the country?

And by the way, I’m still waiting for Obama to come out with a strongly-worded statement condemnin g antifa.

Do you understand yet? It’s not hate they’re protesting. In fact they’re encouraging it. It comes down to who gets hated as it always has been.

Eric Florack on August 16th, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen I give you the 79 year-old New Hope of the Democrat Party, Maxine Waters.

Any any questions, class?

Eric Florack on August 15th, 2017

What we have in Virginia is Black people who were never slaves fighting white people who were never Nazis over a Confederate statue erected by Democrats, because Democrats can’t stand their own history anymore and somehow it’s Trumps fault?

I mean, have I missed anything?

davidl on August 15th, 2017

Bill Whittle on the brand of coward called social justice warrior, video:

Proof from the lame stream media, from Herald-Sun:

DURHAM A protest in downtown Durham on Monday night left a statue of a Confederate soldier erected nearly a century ago crumpled on the ground.

Sheriff’s deputies recorded the event but did not intervene as a protester climbed a ladder and slipped a yellow, bungie-like cord around the soldier’s head and arm and a group pulled the cord.

Cowardly social justice warrior attack statue of brave soldier too dead to fight back

Eric Florack on August 15th, 2017

Doomsday’s been cancelled.

Possibly for the first time in his life the little gargoyle has been caught with .

China’s support of un sanctions against North Korea didn’t hurt the situation, but ultimately made little difference. We’ve all seen the way the tests have been going. The fact is he didn’t have the capability of which he was boasting for so long. Never did.

What we have here is the United States taking a leadership role in world affairs again and Tin pot dictators being reduced to near irrelevance on the world stage.

And this is precisely as it should be. Don’t figure on the little gargoyle causing any more problems in the near future.

But perhaps more importantly, is the idea that any of his like will also be similarly reluctant to cause problems going forward particularly when they can’t make good on their threats.

For all that it pains me to say this, Donald Trump got this one right.

Eric Florack on August 14th, 2017

I I have seen exactly one person point out the fact that one group of protesters had a permit to March. One did not. Can you guess which one didn’t?

Once once these two groups got together the city despite deploying resources did absolutely nothing to stop the altercation. The Democrat Party run City.

The party that had the protest permit if you will had a number of people showed up armed. Yet, there was no armed violence. I’m quite sure that means something but I’m equally sure that the leftist press will never mention it.

Furthermore there was no destruction of property by the group that had the permit.

Of course those city leaders who were directly responsible for keeping the peace are now all over the news decrying only one of the two groups for what happened because of the city’s neglect of the situation.

It gets better. Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe had direct command of the situation. The vice mayor of Charlottesville has direct ties to “Black lives matter”.

It doesn’t take rocket science to come to the conclusion that being able to keep the narrative going in the direction that Democrats would want is more important than the safety of Charlottesville citizens.

Not unlike Baltimore and Ferguson, the ACLU is reporting this morning that there was an active Stand Down order issued to the police by the Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe. And by the way Baltimore and Ferguson are both being sued over those Stand Down orders. I’d like to see a successful lawsuit brought here as well.

davidl on August 14th, 2017

National Security Advisor, Herbert Raymond McMaster, via Fox News:

President Trump’s national security adviser said Sunday that the violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend “meets the definition of terrorism.”

H.R. McMaster told ABC’s “This Week” that “anytime that you commit an attack against people to incite fear, it is terrorism.”

In the real world, definitions are like a sword, they cut in both directions.  Granted apparently James Fields Jr. drove the car that killed Heather Heyer. Therefore by General McMaster’s standards, the question isn’t who drove. The question which actor[s] attempted to initiate violence to induce panic? There are media reports of counter-protesters(George Soros thugs) pelting Fields car with rocks, and video of Soros thugs hitting Fields’ car with aluminum baseball bats.

Nobody carries a aluminum bat to a riot to play nine innings of baseball. I contend these bats were carried as weapons, and have footage of the bats being used as weapons, link(graphic).   Did Fields hit Heyer in an attempt to injure or kill her, or was he fleeing from an armed mob in fear of his life?

More over, Jason Kessler’s march while distasteful to some was legal and was ordered by the court to be protected.   So why did both the governor, Clinton toadie Terry McAuliffe, and the mayor, one Michael Signer, allow an unlicensed Soros mob to attack a legal protest?

Addendum: Stephen Green, Instapundit, just called Mayor Signer a possible fellow Soros conspirator:

There was plenty of time to prepare, and it was pretty clear what was happening, but the police just stood by. I think it’s quite possible — as with previous events at Berkeley and Chicago — that the Democratic mayor wanted to see violence against the marchers, and withheld police protection to facilitate it. I hope the Department of Justice will look closely at the decisionmaking here, and bring charges if appropriate.

So why did Mayor Signer fail to act, incompetence, indifference, or willful spite? Eric Holder isn’t around to protect corrupt mayors anymore.

Eric Florack on August 13th, 2017

The answer the answer of the left to gun violence is to create gun-free zones.

So why isn’t their answer to North Korea declaring America a missile free zone?

Eric Florack on August 13th, 2017

Eric Florack on August 12th, 2017

So here we are six months out from the election and the campaign promise of repealing Obamacare hasn’t happened.

The obvious question is why.

The answer is For Better or Worse we have Republicans in Congress who do not believe the Ronald Reagan Axiom that government isn’t the solution, government is the problem. Where has the majority of Americans believed that government doesn’t belong anywhere near Healthcare, the people that they elected and re-elected apparently don’t share that view.

Frankly the whole problem could be solved with a one line bill… And turning the mess over to the free market where it belongs. The thing is they haven’t offered such a bill. That it won’t get support from Democrats is a no brainer. Trouble is it won’t get support from Republicans either.

Trouble is, we are supposedly represented by morons who don’t believe in the free market. They believe in government.

What other conclusion is there to draw?

And by the way this is precisely what I told you would happened when this abomination was put into play.

Yes, they’re not kidding.

As a little bit of trivia the only 10 minutes silence song that I remember as being in my collection is a B side of an ill-fated comeback attempt from Rich Dodson who you may remember from the Stampeders from 1971’s ” Sweet City Woman”… He entitled The Cut “John Lennon remembered”

Upon playing it, I remember deciding to play the whole thing through to see if the whole side was silent. It was.

A different time, I guess.

davidl on August 11th, 2017

This dog may bark but she will not hunt ,from Washington Examiner:

Hillary Clinton’s pastoral adviser urged her to keep her head up following her unexpected Election Day loss in November and compared the election to Good Friday, the day Jesus was crucified.

“It is Friday, but Sunday is coming … This is not the devotional you wish to receive this day. While Good Friday may be the starkest representation of a Friday that we have, life is filled with a lot of Fridays,” wrote United Methodist City Society Executive Director the Rev. Bill Shillady in an email to Clinton obtained by CNN. “Friday is the day that it all falls apart and all hope is lost. We all have Fridays. But, as the saying goes, ‘Sunday’s coming!'”

To the so-called Reverend Bill Shillady if Mrs. Clinton was the Second Coming of God’s Son, and Election Day was her Good Friday, when then did Mrs. Clinton fail to ascend to Heaven on the following Friday?

davidl on August 11th, 2017

The People’s Republic of China has drawn a bright red line that even Kim Jun-Dung would be foolish to ignore:

BEIJING (Reuters) – If North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States then China should stay neutral, but if the United States attacks first and tries to overthrow North Korea’s government China will stop them, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Friday.

President Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric toward North Korea and its leader on Thursday, warning Pyongyang against attacking Guam or U.S. allies after it disclosed plans to fire missiles over Japan to land near the U.S. Pacific territory.

Memo to Kim, your next hissy fit may be your last.