Posts by beckett

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  • 'Most beautiful girl in the world' Thylane Blondeau wows in vibrant strapless gown as [tr]

    10/02/2017 7:22:05 AM PDT · 57 of 87
    beckett to C19fan

    She’s not that beautiful. The bone structure of her face is too wide, and the downturn of her lips too severe. She will be less and less attractive as she ages.

    The press wogs who singled her out as a child as “the most beautiful girl in the world” did her no favor.

  • Chelsea Clinton tweets she spent a year in Joe Arpaio’s tent jail — the reaction is priceless

    08/28/2017 9:04:41 AM PDT · 54 of 59
    beckett to Beave Meister

    It’s weird, sad and disappointing. I never have any great sob stories about the time I was in jail because I’ve never been in jail. What am I doing wrong?

  • Newsletter on UCCS: 'Veterans should be banned from four-year universities'

    08/27/2017 10:42:28 AM PDT · 47 of 54
    beckett to Altura Ct.

    High probability it’s a hoax. The “trade schools, community college” crack gives the game away.

  • The Church of England’s Nietzschean Proposal

    07/19/2017 7:34:40 AM PDT · 7 of 7
    beckett to marshmallow

    Like so many others, Prof. Trueman appears to have a very shaky understanding of Nietzsche. He invokes Nietzsche’s name but offers no citations of Nietzsche’s work to back up the argument. Nietzsche was an atheist, and a perspectivist (small “r” relativist, but not at all in the postmodern sense), and he did coin the term ubermensch. But none of those things should be taken to suggest that, if he were alive, he would endorse transgenderism, or the silliness of the Church of England.

    The ubermensch should be understood as an exercise in self-overcoming, not, as in the Nazi distortion, as a will to political power. Nietzsche despised large organizations, and he deeply distrusted the state.

  • Improving Muslim Integration: Sending in the Clowns-surreal world of Sweden's new migration policy

    07/19/2017 6:28:35 AM PDT · 15 of 18
    beckett to SJackson

    The docile, obedient nature of the Swedish people is causing them to allow their leaders to destroy the country. They need to cast off their chains and rise up.

    Last week I read a piece describing how a leftwing Swedish feminist attempted to build a bridge to the Muslim community by holding regularly scheduled coffee house meetings with Muslim men (the men wouldn’t allow any Muslim women to attend). The concept failed immediately due to the mocking disrespect directed at the feminist by the Muslims.

    A clash of civilizations indeed.

  • Andrea Tantaros Alleges Fox News Targeted Her, Newsmax CEO

    04/26/2017 6:23:03 AM PDT · 15 of 39
    beckett to drewh

    Tantoros’ initial lawsuit was fluff, and so is this one. I liked her and respected her commentary on events of the day when she appeared on The Five, but that’s changed.

    These lawsuits have no merit, which means her motivation is not justice, but to vindictively damage her former employer and to collect a pay out. She’s a disgrace.

  • Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise?

    04/14/2017 2:51:22 PM PDT · 189 of 195
    beckett to C19fan

    Franklin Raines ran Fannie Mae. Howell Raines was the Executive Editor of the NYT for a short time, until he tried to take down Augusta National and got his a** handed to him.

  • My daughter Casey Anthony is a LIAR (Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery)

    04/12/2017 10:42:06 AM PDT · 53 of 70
    beckett to JoeProBono

    Casey Anthony has shown on many occasions by her own behavior that she’s a despicable human being. The pattern continues even today as she searches desperately and shamelessly for a way to monetize her infamy. Loathsome is not a strong enough word to describe the woman.

  • The new age of Ayn Rand: how she won over Trump and Silicon Valley

    04/11/2017 10:12:09 AM PDT · 13 of 16
    beckett to whodathunkit

    One of the commenters for this article at The Guardian claimed that capitalism is in its “final, most destructive phase.”

    I couldn’t resist replying that “for marxists, capitalism (a marxist term; “free enterprise,” a natural extension and sophistication of the ancient barter system between primitive populations, would be a better one) has been in its “final, most destructive” phase since about, oh, say, 1870 or so. What a long, strange “final” phase it’s been.

    And here, I’d just like to add that the absurd ability marxists assign to themselves to predict the future based on a weird concept like “dialectical materialism,” which, as any thinking person should know, does not describe reality, is perhaps the least attractive aspect of the doctrine, which is really saying something, since so much of the doctrine is so laughably unattractive.

  • Spike Lee Calls Out NFL Teams For Not Signing Free Agent Colin Kaepernick

    03/20/2017 5:55:24 AM PDT · 106 of 110
    beckett to drewh

    Spike Lee thinks he’s going to shame Johnson & Johnson heir and close Trump buddy Woody Johnson into hiring a cop hater (see Kaepernick’s “cops are pigs” socks) as the face of Johnson’s billion dollar NFL franchise.

    Uh huh. Right. Keep telling yourself that, Spike.

  • KING: The Democratic Party doesn't get why it's so unpopular

    03/10/2017 7:10:20 AM PST · 27 of 33
    beckett to 2ndDivisionVet

    It’s hard to believe this clown is still being published by the Daily News. His writing is atrocious and illiterate, his insights are on the level of a high school kid, and all he ever talks about is himself. Who would look to this guy for guidance? Pete Hamill and Jimmy Breslin must be rolling over in their graves.

  • HBO's Supervillainous 'Young Pope' (Who Watches HBO?)

    01/27/2017 9:08:48 AM PST · 29 of 45
    beckett to Kaslin

    Granted, the series is absurd, the premise laughable, and the script simplistic nonsense designed to support an all too typical leftist fantasy narrative about reality.

    But I take issue with Bozell on two points:

    1) Atheists do not “hate Christianity.” Some may, but Bozell forgoes a qualifier, implying that all do, which is clearly fallacious. Many atheists respect ancient religious traditions, and honor their important place in the world. For them, atheism is purely a personal matter of conscience.

    2) Bozell seems to believe that the the 3.5 percent number for homosexuals in the general population coincides with its incident among Roman Catholic clergy. As a cradle Catholic whose aunt was a Mother Superior in the Dominican order and who counted two male relatives (now deceased) as priests, I have good reason to believe the Lavender Mafia has the hold on the church that it does because a large number of gays and lesbians are attracted to the “celibate” life the church offers. Percentage-wise, while I hesitate to assert a hard percentage, the number of homosexual men and women among Catholic clergy is certainly many multiples higher than in the population at large.

  • Donald Trump Against the Decline and Fall

    08/15/2016 5:41:17 AM PDT · 13 of 24
    beckett to RoosterRedux

    How much do those of you who intend to vote for Clown Demagogue Trump want to bet that he hadn’t the foggiest clue that his campaign manager was in the pocket of a corrupt Putin autocrat from the Ukraine? Every sleazebag around the world sees Trump for what he is, an inexperienced knuckle headed fool, and they’re praying for the opportunity to play to his anger, his impulsiveness, his naive prejudices and his simpleton schemes.

    What a mess a Trump presidency would be! My fears for the country are so significant that lately I’ve even entertained the dreaded notion of voting for Hillary to do my small part in keeping this dangerous, NON-CONSERVATIVE clown out of the White House.

  • Why men are more likely than ever to sexually assault women

    04/11/2016 4:02:39 PM PDT · 36 of 40
    beckett to pabianice

    One hopes Mr. Giordano is no more than a sophomore at UMass, since, alas, his tedious, poorly researched essay is the very definition of sophomoric.

  • Why socialists need capitalism

    03/28/2016 4:46:02 AM PDT · 13 of 37
    beckett to Auntie Mame

    Mixed Economy: A system whereby the government transfers wealth from industrious capitalists to socialist goldbrickers, layabouts and ne’er-do-wells.

    Note: On some campuses the terms “industrious” and “hard working” have been banned for being “covertly racist.”


    03/18/2016 1:23:20 PM PDT · 87 of 105
    beckett to Travis McGee

    Totally laughable. This is exactly the kind of over the top hysteria that makes people scoff at Freepers.

    Possible 10,000 prisoners of war and other were forcibly sent to West Indies in the 1650s. They were pardoned by Charles II in 1660. There was no “Irish Slave Trade.” Indentured servants were not slaves by any reasonable definition of the term, and many Irish paid for transport across the Atlantic by voluntarily entering into indentured servitude.

    It’s obscene and vile to compare the circumstances of the Irish to the African slave trade, many of whom were slave owners in the Caribbean and on the American continent. Having today looked into some memes circulating around the internet, including the junk history you link to above, all I can say is, wow, there’s a sucker born every minute.


    03/18/2016 11:17:10 AM PDT · 79 of 105
    beckett to high info voter

    High info? Hardly, if you fall for this!

    My father’s family came from Ireland during the potato famine and my mother’s in the 1880s. Neither family married outside the Irish down to my own generation. My blood is as Irish as anyone’s on the other side, and my family is steeped in Irish Catholic history, counting, as we do, a few priests and a Dominican Mother Superior among our number.

    Almost none of the claims of the author stand up under scrutiny, although I demur on the Ann Glover assertion. There is no way on God’s green earth that the Irish kept their mouth shut about 30,000 Irish thrown into shackles by an English king, only to have a crackpot 21st century “historian” dig it up centuries later.

    C’mon people. Get a clue.


    03/07/2016 8:38:21 AM PST · 31 of 32
    beckett to C19fan

    What did you learn at Harvard, sonny?
    I learned how to grovel, Mommy.

  • How Many Slaves Landed in the US?

    02/29/2016 8:58:02 AM PST · 24 of 24
    beckett to rktman

    One of the more amusing moments in modern politics took place on the floor of the House of Representatives in 1995, when Major Owens, an African-American Democrat from New York City, declared that 200 million Africans had perished crossing the Atlantic during the slave trade. Not that 200 million had crossed, mind you, but that 200 million had perished, implying that the overall number who had crossed had to have been a serious multiple of that number, because otherwise, of course, there would have been no profit in trading slaves.

    Owens claimed he got the number from “very conservative estimates,” although he doesn’t cite the source. For the record, world population between 1600 and 1800 was less than 800 million. According to Owens, fully one fourth of them perished at the bottom of the Atlantic.

    Who knew?

    Prior to his election to Congress, Owens was a librarian, although, apparently, not a research librarian.

  • Bill O’Reilly makes a mess of history

    11/10/2015 3:05:32 PM PST · 60 of 75
    beckett to skimbell

    O’Reilly went to second tier Marist College, which he never mentions. He prefers to give the impression that he’s a Harvard graduate by mentioning ad nauseum a brief stint at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government when he was in his mid 40s, which his then employer, CBS News, paid for.

    Will went to the far more elite Trinity College, and then on to Oxford and Princeton.

    Will can run circles around O’Reilly in terms of intellect and seriousness. It’s not even close.

    As recently as a few years ago, O’Reilly got caught puffing up his resume by falsely claiming he was present at the suicide of a purported material witness to certain activities surrounding the Kennedy assassination. Once caught in the lie, he went silent on the subject.

    The no spin zoner spins when he wants to.