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Monday, May 30, 2016


Back from a punishing, fraught vacation to Florida.  No need to go into details except to say that Route 95 is now the realm of Patel managed motels infested with bed bugs and roaches.  It matters not that the names are well known, so long as some Patel is running it,  beware!

One thing not to be blamed on the Indians was the weather.  They can't really bring their monsoons with them can they?  Giant storms going in both directions, made driving the distance much more tiring and at time a bit harrowing.  I will take the Amtrak car train from now on when going south. It's a pity that Amtrak doesn't offer this service to other destinations.  

Was marooned for three days on the return journey with a massive mechanical car failure.  Three days in a non-Patel hotel (LaQuinta) on the outskirts of Charlottesville VA.  Not good for the wallet.  Three days late into Washington and another deluge on leaving.  Sky cleared at the Pennsylvania border.  Could this be an omen?   

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016


The following is my comment on UNZ Review to Phil Giraldi's excellent article on Trump's foreign address.

To hypothesize about Donald Trump's foreign policy agenda is what we all have to do as citizens facing an election.  Without the requisite mind reading machinery we are thrown back on what The Donald talks about most,  domestic economics and the effect foreign trade agreements have on same.  He appears to be a pragmatic nationalist with little investment in the status quo.  One suspects that in some cases he will veer from conservative  orthodoxy in order to get what he thinks is the best deal for the greatest number.  He has a refreshing tendency to speak of our "allies" and "trading partners" as consenting adults in a healthy competition; a much more rational approach than we are used to. 

Naturally this frightens all those parties whose rice bowl is filled by the status quo. Lets ber honest, if Trump had the mannerisms of a Harvey Mansfield he would still be called a dangerous nut.   Too many factions in American life depend on the repression of any healthy nationalist sentiment.  When these factions win, ordinary Americans lose. It must count for something that  both the Neocons and the internationalist economic parasites are his declared enemies.  Neocon antipathy to Trump is particularly revealing as it is a tacit admission that what is good for America  is bad for Israel.    

Donald Trump's personality is a legitimate cause for concern; but we must choose between a problematic new actor in the White House and a veteran operative among the wreckers of our prosperity and way of life.  What Trump might do vs what Hillary and company will do if given the chance.  

Sunday, May 8, 2016


In 2011 it was already clear to me that someone like Trump was going to make an appearance on our public stage.  I don't count myself as a sage or prophet, just a man who payed attended to the politics of my time as actually practiced, and with a view to History out of the corner of my eye.  After the Ron Paul phenomena, someone like Trump was almost inevitable. 

This is my comment  of 2011 posted in The American Conservative.  

Thomas O. Meehan says:
My perception is that the Tea Party is an outgrowth of a more important phenomenon. The masses of small business people, middle class Republicans and elderly patriots who have supported the party for many years have finally smelled the rat. That is, the National GOP responds to inputs from big donors and big players far more than it does to their own interests.

So while Ron Paul, the Tea Party and the populists still have a hard time getting heard, they are getting some traction. I believe that as the middle class base of the GOP is squeezed no matter who is in charge, they will listen to these messengers because everyone else they hear from is sticking it to them. They already have sent more than a few freshmen to Congress. Lets see if they keep it up with the Senate races.
There is the feeling of a real shift in the air. A feeling that things just cannot go on as usual. The difference between now and before is that the people ticked off are capable of organizing and funding primary challengers. They are setting up networks and the GOP is reluctantly listening to them. This isn’t some great jubilee but it is a ground swell.

Decrying the lack of character or wisdom within the GOP feels good but it does nothing for our agenda. For the better part of eight years, legions of so called conservatives have backed Bush and all the wars out of loyalty and a simple minded belief that questioning the war was equal to betraying “Our Side.” We need to remember that loyalty and persistence are not in themselves evil. The Tea Partiers know something has gone wrong. It won’t take all that much to get them to see that our eleven carrier battle groups and their kids unemployment have something to do with one another. Even the arm chair bombardiers will come around when their wallets are empty enough.

I went on to write this:

The crucial question is this, how do we rejigger the political rewards system to drive the congressional whores into doing our bidding. General Electric will always seek to influence government to its own survival and profitability. If Obama wanted to build pyramids instead of solar farms, only an idiot would believe that General Electrics pyramid division wouldn’t be up and running in a fortnight. A player that big in the US economy is tethered to government by a labyrinth of regulations, contracts and trade agreements. Of course they are going to be on the side of big government if their continued existence remains contingent on their government dependence. No plan of action can succeed without an overture to such large entities that guarantees their survival in the context of a low regulation, low military industrial output environment. In short, the way to cripple the “Welfare-Warfare” complex is to reduce it to the “Welfare Complex” alone. You can only get so much in campaign contributions from people dependent on the government in the first place.

Trump surely understands this.  Unless we believe that it is impossible to change the economic incentives of our system toward activities and sectors that actually benefit the American population, Trump is our only option.  He understands that Americans are not inclined toward philosophical altruism as motivation to action.  They will move mountains to succeed and make a buck.

The essence of success then, is to open ways for them to do both in objectively good causes.   

This is not a prediction. Trump is the only political actor on the scene who has both the inclination and the force of will to try this approach. He is our only hope for a break with a lethal status quo.  His is defects of temperament must be weighed in this light.  We must choose and hope.  

Monday, April 18, 2016


What to make of this image?  It appears for all the world like a fossilized Colt revolver sans barrel.  Perhaps it was taken under water.  In any event the NRA used it as cover art in a story about American Mariana's  draconian gun laws.  Still, it's an intriguing image.  

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


President Obama announced his intention to release anothercohort of convicted drug dealers last week [President Obama Grants Commutations, White House Press Secretary, March 30, 2016]. They’re just what you’d expect, based on his last get-out-of jail jubilee.
As I reported then, Obama simply proclaims previous sentencing guidelines to be unjust because too many minoritieswere caught up in mandatory sentencing. He offers no explanation as to just how many people who might be his sonsgot arrested in the first place. The President and his Social Justice Warrior appointees just see a lot of unhappy minority people behind bars and that’s enough to proclaim a four-alarm race emergency.
Obama commuted the sentences of sixty-one federal inmates. As in previous mass commutations, black males make up a freakishly high share of the total; that is, a whopping fifty out of the sixty-one (82%).
(Two inmates on the list released by the White House cannot be identified for certain via Bureau of Prisons records. There is at least a fifty-fifty chance that they too are black. The Bureau knows the inmates by inmate ID numbers but for some reason the Obama Administration doesn’t release this info when letting its favored malefactors go)
This is really an “in your face gesture.” Even if we assume that the system was out to get minorities, can we even entertain the idea that it was all about black men alone? What about black women and Hispanic men and women? Almost all these inmates were involved in drug distribution. What happened to all the Mexican drug pushers?
(The Federal Government refuses to differentiate Hispanic from Anglo-Americans. This goes for Prison records as well—seeHispanic Sex Offenders Listed As “White” In Wisconsin. Why? for pictures of this kind of Hispanic inmate. I list a commutee as Hispanic when the name used is Hispanic even when the inmate is listed as “White”).
As in previous releases, the male prisoners are a distinctly middle aged lot. Few were in their thirties and fewer still were beyond sixty. In short, they are not too old to get back in the drugs business before senescence sets in.
Perhaps this is like the Trayvon Martin effect. The president sees these men not as his sons—but as himself! We do need to recall here that he was an enthusiastic drug taker in his youth.
It’s interesting that the only Asian on the list is from Hawaii and is pushing seventy. That would be just the right age to haveprovided the young Barry…Oh, let’s not go there.
As also in Obama’s previous tranche, note the tiny proportions of whites and Hispanics found deserving of clemency by our first post-racial President—five whites and three Hispanics. (8% and 5%).
This is par for this Administration’s course. All previous efforts were heavily loaded to toward black males as well.
Another curious deviation from administration PC orthodoxy: the gross slighting of women prisoners. There were only five. And one of them was white!
Yet women were used to sell the effort. Obama staged his clemency announcement with a lot of orchestrated bonhomie: “Over a burger, Obama talked with four women and three men whose sentences were commuted about what it was like to get a second chance.” [Obama gives second chance to 61 convicted drug offenders, By Alana Wise, Reuters, March 30, 2016]
They should have asked him why he left so many of their sisters behind.
Eight on Obama’s list were also convicted of firearm offenses—seven were black and one white.
This is surprising for a President who gets so agitated over “Gun Crime.” After all, these eight were felons in possession of deadly weapons. Don’t wait for anyone in the Main Stream Media to bring this up, however. That’s what is for!
It also shows a peculiar view of “Non-violent” felon behavior. Are we to assume that these felons were carrying guns out of an inferiority complex? Drug criminals carry guns out of fear of their illegal competitors. This doesn’t make them any less dangerous to the rest of us.
If President Obama was serious about getting the more harmless inmates out of the federal prison system, there are ways to do that. Everyone who deals with inmates, as I have, knows there are some who are no threat to society. But instead Obama chose to flaunt his black agenda in our faces.
The cowardice of the MSM in covering the President on this issue is striking, even by their disgraceful standards. They can read the numbers as well as I can. But our first post-racial President knows that no one in the MSM establishment will call him out. He can promote his arrogant Afro-centric chip-on-the-shoulder obsessions and no one will have the professional commitment to question his obvious bias.
And yet reality has a way of catching up with this sort of imposture. While following Obama’s antics, I happened so to speak upon the other end of the telescope.
The U.S. 1 Newspaper, a local but quite good free paper covering Princeton and the Route 1 Corridor in New Jersey, recently carried a story about corporate security and the avoidance of mass shootings. Barry Brandman of Danbee Investigations cited the following as an example of what can go very wrong:
On February 25 of this year Cedric Larry Ford, a painter at Excel Industries in Hesson, Kansas, entered the factory where he worked carrying an AK-47-style assault rifle. He raised the gun, hesitated for a moment, and then began shooting into an assembly line where workers were making lawnmower parts. By the time a police officer shot and killed Ford, three people were dead and 14 others injured.
That kind of incident could be avoided with stricter screening procedures, Brandman says. At the time of the shootings, Ford was on probation for a series of felonies in Miami, some of them violent and some related to firearms. “This individual had criminal tendencies and violent tendencies,” Brandman said. A comprehensive background check would have revealed the recent violent convictions, but that’s only half the story. To be effective, screening procedures have to be calibrated to disqualify anyone who poses a risk of violence.
“We have had some company executives that we’ve dealt withwho are big believers in giving second chances. But I think that needs to be counterbalanced with reasonable prudence if an individual within the last three to five years has shown propensity for violent behavior,” Brandman said.’
Brandman says employers should get legal advice to make sure their hiring procedures follow all local laws. For example, in New Jersey, background checks are allowed but employers cannot ask on initial contact if an applicant has a felony record, thanks to recent “ban the box” legislation designed to give reformed criminals a fair chance to re-enter society.

Brandman also advises companies to follow up on employees if there is probable cause or reasonable suspicion, after they are hired, to see if they have committed any violent crimes or firearms violations. “Let’s assume an employee gets into a heated argument with a coworker and makes threats. That would beprobable cause, and they may want to look into the individual and see if there’s been any criminal activity,” Brandman said.[Emphases added]
[How to Stop a Rampageby Diccon Hyatt, March 23, 2016]
Maybe having just gotten out of the pen after serving decades for a gun-related drug distribution rap might be a kind of “probable cause”?
cedric(The shooting by black factory worker Cedric Ford–pictured right–is anexample of what James Fulford of has called a “Disgruntled Minority Massacre.” See Kansas Mass Shooting Featured Black Gunman In Hispanic-Dominated Factory,February 25, 2016.)
Brandman goes on to advise his corporate audience to be on the lookout for an employee who “…feels they have been disrespected or insulted by others because of ethnicity or religious beliefs.”
The current idea is that businesses must swim upstream in the waters of prison reform and ultra-sensitive Civil Rights law.Increasingly public policy from on high and at the state level is toward the “Second Chance.”
Thus we must prepare to accept, willingly or not, a stream of felons whom our Minority Occupation Government views as another special class.
Unless, of course, we get a good election.

Sunday, March 27, 2016


The airwaves and net vibrate with a tabloid story that Ted Cruz may have multiple trysts in his past.   The manner in which the story is constructed looks like it has some sort of substance.  I have no inside information on this God knows.

Isn't it remarkable that Cruz has a lasciviously human side? 

I had my doubts that Cruz was fully human until now.  His android personal affect, his Guy Fawkes mask of a face and his scripted robotic delivery, all pointed to a completely artificial life form of some kind.  I admit that he raised the hair on the back of my neck.  He seemed to me like that odd guy who gust sitting alone at the end of the subway car, makes all else on the car anxious.  

Knowing him to be human enough to want to shag on the side may be his one recognizably human trait.  But can we actually visualize him in rapturous adultery?  It's hard.  I have visions of say, octopi in some silent, alien reproductive transaction, deep, cold and far from the sun-warmed surface where life as we know it plays. 

It's also tiresome to see the secret mistress expose' play out.  Monogamy is not our natural state and high status males are biologically driven by our simian ancestry to seek mating with all the available females in their orbit.  Our post Christian age undermines monogamy at every turn while still retaining the option to feign outrage.  

On the other hand, if Cruz's Mistresses were coupling with him out of a perverted desire to do so with a robot, that would be really, really kinky. 

Monday, March 21, 2016


Two separate cases, both linked to diversity, have damaged the NJ State Troopers’ tough-but-fair law enforcement reputation:
  • A whistleblower case in which a female trooper and a male colleague had to file suit, alleging that they were disciplined for failing to pass black applicants on to boot camp despite failing background checks.
They're part of the "most diverse cllass in history" for the NJ State Police.The State Police was once reluctant to hire female officers. It was reasoned that troopers cover large distances on their own and encounter physical and psychological challenges further from backup than their municipal colleagues. Troopers lived in barracks, away from their families at times. To the state’s credit, the first female state troopers were not coddled but held to a very high standard. They earned the respect of fellow troopers.
That makes the current suit all the more distasteful. Why should a female trooper be degraded for uncompromisingly doing her job?
According to NJ Advance Media:
Acting Sgt. Jaclyn Jiras, who spent five months working as a background investigator at a time the division was being scrutinized for its lack of black of black cadets, claims she was reassigned and denied promotion when she fluffed applicants with troubled histories and criminal backgrounds.
Jiras claims in her suit that her superiors, under pressure from the state Attorney General’s Office to boost recruit class diversity on short notice approved candidates who had been automatically disqualified for having suspended licenses, criminal affiliations and active warrants.
State Police boosted academy diversity by ignoring background checks, suit says, By Anna Merriman and S.P. Sullivan,, February 29, 2016
Suits like this usually end the careers of plaintiffs. Every cop knows this. Jiras has no reason to make this sort of thing up. On the contrary, she had every inducement to go along with the diversity nonsense. For that reason alone, this is a very believable allegation. See also N.J. State Police graduate 91 new troopers in most diverse class in history, By Christopher Baxter,, October 4, 2013
(This is just one more reason we should be glad that Chris Christie didn’t make the grade last month. That’s his attorney General who looks to be turning a blind eye to gangbangers in the State Police Academy.) To see what similar practices led to in Los Angeles, see  Christopher Dorner, The Rampart Scandal, And The Real Problem With The LAPD.
  • An Indian immigrant lab technician named Kamalkant Shah was quietly separated from service on December 10th for faking test results.
A memo from a Deputy Public Defender states that “Basically he was observed writing ‘test results’ for suspected marijuana that was never tested.” Shah was immediately removed from lab work and it is believed that he is now retired.
He was not charged with a crime.
(I’ve written before about immigrant “professional ethics”—seehere and here.)
What will be the impact of this? Shah was with the State Police for ten years. He worked on a total of 7,827 cases statewide covering four counties.
Municipal courts have been alerted as some cases are still pending. But since this calls into question cases going back ten years, the possible damage to the course of justice is hard to foresee. It is likely that old plea deals in the drug cases will not be affected.
According to Peter Aseltine, spokesman for the Attorney General:
“….in an abundance of caution we have identified every case that Shah worked on since he began working in the North Regional Lab Drug Unit in 2005, and we have notified the county prosecutors advising them to alert defense counsel in those cases.” [Lab tech allegedly faked result in drug case; 7,827 criminal cases now in questionBy Justin Zaremba,  NJ Advance Media, March 02, 2016]
The taxpayers of New Jersey can count on paying for the many motions to suppress and appeals this scandal will surely generate. Defense attorneys and public defenders would be foolish not to use this affair to full effect. Where the outcome will be in doubt, a lot of cases will result in time served, get-out-of-jail free results. For earlier cases like this, see Diversity Is Strength! It’s Also…Forensic Science Scandals, by Nicholas Stix.
Kamalkant Shah’s Linkedin page disappeared shortly after the news broke. But I managed to print it out before. He lists his employment as “Forensic Scientist” for 27 years. Most of this was in one capacity or another with the State of New Jersey and most of that with the State Police.
“Forensic Scientist” may be a stretch as he only has a Master’s Degree. Civil Service titles frequently inflate the actual level of responsibility. Routine chemical analysis was his job wherever he went. In some cases, he tested horse urine at the racetrack, in others, he tested for Marijuana from under car seats. This is not exactly research science. There are standard laboratory tests for all of these procedures.
Shah has a Master’s Degree graduate from Sardar Patel University and, yes you guessed it, that’s in India. I can’t judge the possible grandeur of that establishment but I must note that in order to qualify as a “scientist” for the State Police he had to get a “Mini” degree in Chemical Physiology fromStevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. I’m guessing that doesn’t amount to Mini-PhD. [New Jersey Crime Lab Tech Suspended For Falsifying Test Results, Blows 7,800+ Cases, by Rusty Davis, Photography Is Not A Crime, March 2, 2016]
One oddity in the NJcom report: the State Police credit Shah with ten years service, but his Linked in Page lists various positions over a long spread of time, all connected to the State Police.
I imagine the New Jersey State government finds it more comfortable to pretend that his latest gig was his only one. They certainly wouldn’t want addition questions raised about past test results would they?
On the other hand, why jump around? Why did Shah leave his previous labs within the Criminal justice system in NJ?
In any event, this appears to be his total service with the State Police.
  • 9 years 6 months State Police Lab 1989 – 1999
  • 6 years 4 months State police testing horse urine 1999 – 2005
  • 10 years 8 months State police from 2005- present
So this is another example of the State Police stumbling all over itself to embrace diversity at the expense of Americans. Even working as a glorified lab tech, Shah was paid$101,039.00 per year. Was this really a job Americans wouldn’t do?