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Something you didn’t know about the Gilets Jaunes

You’ve heard how the Gilets Jaunes have brought French elitists to their knees and put the fear of We the Peasants into the Macron government. You may have heard their “yellow vest” movement is spreading into other countries, including Canada. What you probably haven’t heard is that they and their less-visible allies also wreck traffic cameras and radar installations — big time. David Gross, longtime chronicler of culture jamming and monkeywrenching, notes: The gilets jaunes movement in France, with its street protests and blockades, has been getting all the press — and has indeed forced significant and painful concessions from the government,…

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I didn’t blog any of the big Jewish holidays this year

Usually, I try to blog something for Hanukkah, or even better for the high holy days at the end of summer. This year I missed them all. So — belatedly — here’s a couple items especially for my Jewish readers and friends-of-Jews everywhere. —– This first bit comes to me via my old Zelman Partisans colleague Y.B. ben Avraham. It’s specifically addressed to Jews in the Chabad-Lubavitch movement (which I believe includes Y.B. and his growing clan of descendants). But I think Freedom Outlaws everywhere can relate: The Revolutionaries By Tvzi Freeman There are many ways to lie. Even the…

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Thursday-Friday links

  • You’ve prolly heard about that Der Spiegel reporter who turned out to be the Jayson Blair of Germany. Well, here’s the real All-American story that finally tripped him up when he made it up. You messed with the wrong small town, pal.
  • The NRA expresses disappointment (not really) with their historic role in making the bump-stock ban possible (Satire by Bear.)
  • Anti-gunners are always saying that 90% of Americans want this or that that’s on their agenda. Yet another survey hints perhaps they’d better think again. 10 Comments
  • Communities of the deplorable

    I’ve been trying to herd a blogosaurus for the last couple of days, but the darned thing is still roaming wild. So I’m just going to toss out the raw meat for the thing along with a few related thoughts and you guys can take it from there. —– I’m thinking about the importance of community in a world of globalization. Also thinking (related) of the importance of community in a world where “our kind” are not only increasingly sneered at and looked down upon, but excluded from common discourse by Internet Powers That Be. —– Three articles I read…

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    Monday links

  • T.L. Davis gives a pretty good description of a real patriot. A few details are quibbleable (aren’t they always?), but it’s succinctly damnfine.
  • Lesson from Zendo Deb and California’s Camp Fire: If you see danger coming don’t wait for an official order to evacuate. (Didn’t we already learn this lesson on 9/11? Sadly not.)
  • Commander Zero describes a creepy criminal act from which he learned a lesson but his neighbor (the target of the creep) might not. 5 Comments
  • Weekend links

  • Nobody is turning in standard-capacity mags in New Jersey.
  • But good lord! Rob Pincus thinks they should obey, obey, obey. You’d think a man of his experience would know something about the Bill of Rights. Or Marbury v Madison.
  • The FIBbies were supposed to answer some congressional questions about their raid on that Clinton Foundation whistleblower. They didn’t. Those guys have been way too big for their britches since the days of J. Edgar Hoover, and getting worse. A perfect example of perfectly predictable “unintended consequences.” 18 Comments
  • Thursday links

  • This is potentially big. A federal judge rules that citizens have a right to secretly record public officials even where a state law forbids it. I’d like to see that applied everywhere.
  • You remember the Seattle-area motorcyclist stopped and threatened last year by a road-raging plain-clothes cop? He’s been awarded $65,000 taxpayer dollars. And — oh wonder of wonders — the King County sheriff’s office will henceforth admit that point a gun at an innocent motorist is an act of violence.
  • Earlier this week, Harvard concluded that the infamous gender pay gap is solely driven by personal choices. Now a study conducted at Yale and Princeton finds (unsurprisingly to anybody who’s been paying attention) that white liberals are more likely to act patronizingly toward minorities than white conservatives are. Oh, how these conclusions must pain those Ivy Leaguers. 4 Comments