Monthly Archives: December 2013

December 31, 2013

Quick Pix: Joan Vohs w/Video

Joan Vohs (30 July, 1927 – 4 June, 2001). Typecast often as a dumb blond, Joan Vohs struggled her entire career to break out of that mold. She did manage partial success, but ultimately dropped out of acting altogether in order to become a full-time mom. She was born in Queens, New York, was a Rockette at age 16 and a Connover model before any acting for movies or television.


Bing Crosby – Let’s Start the New Year Right

Bing Crosby sings “Let’s Start the New Year Right” to Marjorie Reynolds in Holiday Inn (1942).

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Bobby Orr’s Stanley Cup Winning Goal – 5/10/1970

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown


Complete Classic Movie: Rising Sun (1993)

Stars: Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Kevin Anderson, Mako, Tia Carrere, Steve Buscemi. At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who’s evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is called in to investigate but before getting there, he gets a call from someone who instructs him to pick up John Connor, a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affairs.

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UK: Mass immigration is destroying our once great nation

The day of destiny has almost arrived. Another stage is about to be reached in the destruction of national identity and our existence as an independent country. From the beginning of January, all restrictions will be lifted on immigration to Britain of people from Bulgaria and Romania. Under European Union free movement laws, the 28 million citizens of these two countries will have the legal right to settle here.


Migrants will soon have the same rights as other EU citizens to live and work throughout Europe

The vast new influx of eastern European migrants will be the next step in the revolution that has engulfed our country in recent years. A relentless flood of arrivals, running at a rate of more than 500,000 a year, has already transformed the very fabric of our society. As a result of our open borders Britain is now the most overcrowded nation in Europe. By 2015 our population density will be twice that of Germany and more than four times that of France.

With five million foreigners arriving here since 2001 the pace and extent of the demographic change has been phenomenal.

At least a third of all babies born in Britain have at least one foreign parent, a figure rising to an astonishing 90 per cent in some London boroughs.

In several of our urban conurbations, such as Leicester, Slough and Luton, white British people are significantly in a minority. It is no wonder that many ordinary Britons now feel like aliens in their own land.

What is so sickening is that we never voted for this upheaval. Mass immigration and the creation of a multi-cultural society have all been imposed without a shred of democratic consent. Opinion polls show that the overwhelming majority of the public want tighter border controls.

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Freedom produces inequality by Pat Buchanan

Pat Buchanan warns of utopian goals pushed by likes of Mao, de Blasio, Obama.

When President Richard Nixon arrived in Beijing in 1972, Chairman Mao Zedong – with his Marxist revolution, Great Leap Forward and Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution – had achieved an equality unrivaled anywhere.

That is, until Pol Pot came along.

There seemed to be no private cars on Beijing’s streets. In the stores, there was next to nothing on the shelves. The Chinese all seemed dressed in the same blue Mao jackets.

Today there are billionaires and millionaires in China, booming cities, a huge growing middle class and, yes, hundreds of millions of peasants still living on a few dollars a day.

Hence, there is far greater inequality in China today than in 1972.

Yet, is not the unequal China of today a far better place for the Chinese people than the Communist ant colony of Mao?

Lest we forget, it is freedom that produces inequality.

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Kwanzaa: The Holiday Brought to You by the FBI by Ann Coulter

Karenga’s invented holiday is a nutty blend of schmaltzy ’60s rhetoric, black racism and Marxism. The seven principles of Kwanzaa are the very same seven principles of the Symbionese Liberation Army, another innovation of the Worst Generation.

I had hoped to write about “Duck Dynasty” this week, but that will have to wait. I have too much Kwanzaa shopping left to do. (Is it just me, or is Kwanzaa getting way too commercialized?)

Contrary to pundits sniping about Ted Cruz’s campaign to repeal Obamacare, even the most boneheaded liberal ideas never “collapse on their own,” which is why we still have public schools and President Obama. If nothing is done, Kwanzaa will join these horrors in the firmament of American life.

It is a fact that Kwanzaa was invented in 1966 by a black radical FBI stooge, Ron Karenga — aka Dr. Maulana Karenga — founder of United Slaves, a violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers. He was also a dupe of the FBI.

In what was ultimately a foolish gambit, during the madness of the ’60s, the FBI encouraged the most extreme black nationalist organizations in order to discredit and split the left. The more preposterous the group, the better.

By that criterion, Karenga’s United Slaves was perfect. In the annals of the American ’60s, Karenga was the Father Gapon, stooge of the czarist police.

Despite modern perceptions that blend all the black activists of the ’60s, the Black Panthers did not hate whites. They did not seek armed revolution (although some of their most high-profile leaders were drug dealers and murderers). Those were the precepts of Karenga’s United Slaves.

United Slaves were proto-fascists, walking around in dashikis, gunning down Black Panthers and adopting invented “African” names. (That was a huge help to the black community: Three of the four suspects recently arrested for the fatal carjacking at the Short Hills, N.J., mall were named Basim, Hanif and Karif.)

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Sarah Palin, ‘Duck Dynasty’ Clan to Ring in New Year on Fox News

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and some members of the Duck Dynasty family will be on Fox News for its New Year’s Eve programming Tuesday night.

After A&E suspended patriarch Phil Robertson for comments to GQ magazine that were deemed to be “anti-gay,” the network, which is owned by Disney, reinstated Robertson last Friday. Palin is the politician that many, including a prominent columnist for The Hill, said most resonates with Duck Dynasty nation.

Palin was the first politician of note to vigorously defend Robertson immediately after he got suspended, saying that “free speech is an endangered species” and “those ‘intolerants’ hatin’ and taking on the ‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us.”

Her comments paved the way for some other politicians on the right–like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R)–that came to Robertson’s defense while the Republican establishment was silent.

Palin wrote on her Facebook page on Monday that she would be talking about some of her resolutions for 2014 on Fox News:

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Gear up for a great new year, and I’ll see you on Fox’s New Years Eve Special to talk about joyous resolutions for 2014!

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Acapulco Underscores the Threat Posed by Mexican Drug Gangs

Cartel violence has driven away the tourists from this one-time holiday mecca.

On a good day there are few places in the world as enticing as Acapulco. From a hillside bungalow one can view a sparkling blue bay dotted with emerald isles and white-sailed yachts. In the evening cliff divers plunge 120 feet into a shallow, rocky cove as awed spectators sip margaritas on a nearby restaurant terrace.

Lately, though, good days are in short supply. In a slum on the city’s outskirts, police in early November discovered the decomposed corpses of three men wrapped in plastic bags in the trunk of a car, presumed victims of the violent turf battles among drug cartels. The following night violence came to the heart of the city when Moreno Gallo, an Italian-born Canadian mobster who served time for a Montreal murder in the 1970s, was gunned down in a leading restaurant while eating spaghetti all’ aglio e olio.

The drug wars that have claimed more than 60,000 lives in Mexico since 2006 have invaded Acapulco, turning this onetime tourist haven into the national murder capital. There were 1,063 slayings last year in this city of 688,000, or 154.5 per 100,000 residents. That was well ahead of the rate of 92 in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, the country with the highest murder rate in Latin America, and Detroit’s 54.6.

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Booze, Pole Dancing, and Luxurious Hotels: Top 10 Examples of Government Waste in 2013 (Video)

7. Pizza — from a printer: $124,995. NASA gave a six-figure grant to a company that aspires to make pizza from a 3-D printer.

The latest budget deal, passed by a bipartisan majority in both the House and the Senate, suggests that Washington agrees with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) when she said that “the cupboard is bare. There’s no more cuts to make.”

The cupboard, however, is overflowing with liquor, crystal glassware, and more.

Here is our list of the top 10 examples of wasteful government spending this year, serving as a reminder that there is no shortage of excessive spending in Washington.

10. Outhouse in Alaska: $98,670. The Interior Department spent nearly $100,000 to install an outhouse on an Alaskan trail, which includes a single toilet with no internal plumbing.

9. A bus stop with heated pavement for the Washington area: $1 million. A lavish bus stop with heated pavement was built in Arlington, VA, but it has failed to keep commuters warm or dry.

8. Grant for a pole dancing performance: $10,000. Utility poles, that is. The National Endowment for the Arts provided a grant to PowerUP for Austin Energy employees to perform an artsy dance with 20 utility poles, accompanied by a live orchestra.

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