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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Simply Saturday

We're starting out with trailers today:

Star Wars
Rogue One
Coming to every theater in the world on December 16.

Episode 7  
May the farce be with you -- next year.



Cyborg City (2017)

I can't quite figure this one out - the robot sounds like a "Predator" (with asthma) and even has some of that design vibe, etc. I don't know whether or not the movie will suck. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.


He Won


Mad Dog

Even though General James Mattis is the most qualified person to be put forward as Secretary of Defense in a generation, the Democrat Party opposes him -- but at the same time they know that he's going to end up with the job. There is some doubt that he will put transgender assignment surgery for service members and the battle against the weather at the top of his agenda. For this reason, he's not the darling of the progs or of their shills in the media. As Barack said so eloquently, "elections have consequences". 

India and Pakistan 

They are inching toward a general war and India doesn't really care much what China does since they have had an insipid war with China up in the Himalayas for two decades.  Prime Minister Modi said that India would use water from three rivers that the Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan grants to India.

Following the Pakistan-based militant attack at Uri in September that killed 19 Indian soldiers, Prime Minister Modi vowed that blood and water could not flow together. Prime Minister Modi promised that India would retaliate for the attacks by infiltrators from Pakistan in a new aggressive strategy. The cross-border surgical strikes in October were one example of the new strategy. The water usage issue is another.


On 25 November at a speaking engagement in Punjab, Prime Minister Modi announced the new policy. When I read it, I did so using an Indian accent.
“Brothers and sisters, Indus Water Treaty: India and my farmer brothers have the right to the water of the three rivers -- Sutlej, Beas and Ravi. That water is not reaching your farms, but flowing to the sea through Pakistan. Neither Pakistan utilizes that, nor does that reach the farmers of India. I am moving forward with a big resolve. I have made a task force. This is the Indus Water Treaty, under which the water that belongs to India flows into Pakistan. Now, I am determined to stop the drops of water and take the water to the farmers in Punjab, and Jammu and Kashmir.” 
“Brothers and sisters, there is no reason for us not to exercise our right and let my farmers suffer because of the lack of water. I need your blessings brother and sisters. I am moving ahead with the intention of filling your farmland with water. There is a solution to the problem of water. Together we can find a way. Water has been flowing into Pakistan. In Delhi, governments came and went, but they continued to sleep while my farmers kept crying.” 
“If water reaches my brothers and sisters, and the farmers of Punjab, they fill the treasury of the country and the belly of the country through their agricultural production.”
On 26 November, Sirajul Haq, chief of Jamaat-e-Islamic (JeI), was quoted as saying: "Mr. Modi, if you stop our water, we will stop your breathing."

No, the mainstream media didn't tell you anything about this, did they? What are they good for? 

Sanctuary Cities

This should come as no surprise to anyone.
Judicial Watch announced today it obtained records from the San Francisco County Sheriff’s Department revealing that violent crime in the Bay area has skyrocketed since 2011, with the number of arrests for murder up 55%, and the number of arrests for rapes up 370%. Judicial Watch uncovered the numbers through a July 9, 2015, California Public Records Act request that sought the number of arrests for violations of the following crimes between 2011 and 2015. 
“Citizens understand that when San Francisco and other sanctuary cities release illegal alien criminals onto the streets, crime is going to increase,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These new crime statistics suggest that there are more murders and an epidemic of rape linked to San Francisco’s releasing illegal alien criminals in violation of law.” Judicial Watch

18 comments:

  1. RE India/Pakistan. As we say in Colorado, whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting.

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    1. Didn't the first water wars in the old West start out in Colorado? I may need to dust off the old brain, but you're right on. Cutting off water is serious business and the Indians are going to do it. The Paks will need to react to that and then the Indians will react. I think that Trump will stay out of it -- as he should.

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    2. Most started when the homesteaders started fencing open range. The cattle barons had shills start taking homesteads on all the water sources. Much more complicated than that but that is the Cliff Notes version.

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    3. The history of the West is the history of water - and not just when the Europeans arrived. Native territories and trails were intertwined with water -- and the same with all deserts for that matter, anywhere on Earth.

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  2. I'm rooting for India, rah rah, sis boom bah. What's their mascot look like? These two countries have been squabbling since the Truman adminstration. I would like to see an all out war between them, and see who's left standing after it's all said and done.

    Releasing illegal alien criminals into the population and crime goes up. Who knew?

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    1. Nuclear war on the subcontinent will mean less mouths to feed. At the risk of being a cynic, they all might be better off for it in the long run.

      I heard a prog commenting on TV about the whole crime problem in sanctuary cities and the talking head said that obviously, the Republicans are cooking the stats. It caused me to sneeze and the sneeze sounded a lot like "bullshit".

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  3. I saw a picture of Mattis on FB that said he might run for POTUS in 2020. His campaign slogan? Mad Dog 20-20. I'll drink to that.

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    1. "As majestic as the cascading waters of a drain pipe..." I think that I'll pass on MD 20-20, but Mattis (like MD 20-20) would cause liberal heads to explode.

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  4. Two notes:

    Mattis is a great pick precisely because he pisses off the left. We can only hope he "straightens" out the military. I know a lot of good soldiers who would love to have the higher-ups canned because they were leftist ideologues rather than warriors.

    I've always maintained that if nuclear war were to happen, it would start with India and Pakistan. I don't think we know where Trump stands between Pakistan and India, but I'm guessing the folks he picks as a security council aren't going to be very happy with Sharif's wishy-washy attitude about the Taliban or even ISIS.

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    1. There is the McDonalds rule that holds that nations with McDonalds restaurants within their borders have never gone to war against each other. That wasn't true during the last war between the Paks and Indians, but BOTH now have McDonalds.

      However, rules were made to be broken.

      Since the Pak government created the Taliban, they can't be expected to trash them, can they? Just keep those billions flowing to Pakistan, though, and they'll pretend to care.

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  5. The Carter Administration, 1980.
    Remember when Castro emptied Cuba's prisons and nuthouses into the US - the Marianna Boat People? Same thing, spikes in violent crime and new prison building to handle the overload. Thank the Lord we didn't get many in upstate NY.

    The Marianna disaster was thirty-six years ago. I wonder if Mexico's prison wardens are continuing the tradition of dumping violent felons into our country while a useless, incompetent President occupies the White House.

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    1. We could empty our prisons and bus them to the US/Mexico wall and ship them over. It would be an interesting solution - once the wall is built. They can rehabilitate in the progressive Mexican environment.

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  6. Maybe it's just me, but did the front of that robot seem real excited to see that kid? Must be one of those Japanese robots.

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    1. I think that we need to wait until the film is released - but that could be the progressive plot.

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  7. Nice icon of St. Mattis. I'll sort out the feast day (obligatory steak for all members past and present of the DLC).

    Interesting if scary focus on Indo/Pak/ChiCom. I blame our aggressive enemy, The Weather.

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    1. I think that we should celebrate the feast of St. Mattis every day. Let them eat steak!

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  8. I like the Cyborg City trailer. However, it would have been much better if the Cyborg had ripped the kids arm off as he reached out to him. That's how I'd have written it. Guns and robots - what's not to like. I'd rather like a cyborg...

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    1. We didn't get much plot out of Cyborg City. The kid could end up eaten or maybe sans arm, he grows up to kill all of the cyborgs (John Conner/Terminator style)?

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