Wednesday, August 26, 2015

News catch-up: Tomatoes, La fraternité des Américains, orange rivers, the truth about illegals and the ramming of diversity

That's right, folks. Time for another one of my infamous news mash-ups.

What's Spanish for 'egregious waste of food'?

I logged on to the 'net this morning to be greeted by an image on Google of cartoon characters, some of whom look like Ed, Edd and Eddy, getting pelted with tomatoes. A click on the image informed me that it's the 70th year of La Tomatina, a tomato-tossing festival in the Valencian town of Buño.
This is a festival that commemorates a fight that ensued when a participant in the 1945 Gigantes y Cabezudos (Giants and Big-Heads) figures parade tumbled from the float he was riding on and, in a fit of rage, overturned a vegetable market stall. People in the square, piqued by the man's display of temper, then grabbed tomatoes and started throwing them at one another. The next year, on the same day, people reënacted the event in the square. And from this was born a tradition.
Now then, I have never found food fights amusing. I have never seen the funny side to food being thrown about, scraped off the walls and floor and placed in the garbage pail. Call me a party-pooper, call me a wet blanket, call me a killjoy. For me, food is something that is produced for the benefit of an organic body, such as the ones we've got, to process in order to stay alive. There is nothing laughable about seeing food, even poor quality food, being deliberately wasted.
We waste food for fucked-up entertainment purposes while other people are literally starving to death. Only in the West.
Spain, I have news for you. Hang on to those tomatoes. Put an end to La Tomatina. Due to the socialism you've embraced for almost all of those 70 years that Buño has celebrated a mass public brawl, you're going to need that food. Someday soon, tomatoes are all you're going to have to exist on. I highly suggest that in future you not employ them so uselessly. 
¡Feliz aniversario, La Tomatina! Congrats on reaching 70. Now enough is enough. 

They love us! They really love us!

Isn't it remarkable how things can change in the space of one moment? One terrifying moment, in which people go from ordinary to heroes? I speak, of course, of the three Americans Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos, Brit Chris Norman and French-American Mark Moogalian who tackled, subdued and—I can barely contain my excitement here—beat the crap out of the AK-47-toting terrorist piece of rubbish called Ayoub El Khazzani.
Sadler, Stone, Skarlatos, and Norman received Legion of Honor awards at a ceremony at the Élysée Palace. Moogalian will receive his own award once he recovers from the gunshot wound he received when he tried taking away El Khazzani's weapon.
"By their courage, they saved lives. They gave us an example of what is possible to do in these kinds of situations," French President François Hollande said at the ceremony. What is that, monsieur? You mean, you are not looking down upon these gung-ho attitudes as unsophisticated? By possible, do you mean permissible as viewed through the Gallic lens of life?
These men of action knew that when seconds count, the authorities are minutes away. They would not, as Norman put it, be the guys who die sitting down. The masscre that could have occurred on the high-speed Thylas train if no-one had acted, if everyone had cowered behind their seats—cowering is the European way, after all—would have made the Charlie Hebdo office massacre look like a playground incident.
I hope the people of Europe, and especially France, who expected us to intervene during the two destructive conflicts that they erupted in, which the U.S. never asked for, remain consistent henceforth in their gratitude. And it would be about goddamned time. When the U.S. needs Europe, where is she? Too busy banning 1,600-watt vacuum cleaners and taking in thousands upon thousands of African and Middle Eastern refugees who add nothing of value to the culture. But hey, diversity is its own reward, n'est pas? Just ask the passengers of the Amsterdam to Paris train.
A combined 521,415 U.S. soldiers died fighting in Europe's two World Wars. Vietnam, though? Screw you, America. You're on your own.
Maybe the next time the U.S. requests European assistance in toppling a dictator or in trying to win the war against extremism—granted we will have to wait until we have a real president in office and not a petulant man-child who thinks the answer to everything is golf—then the high-brows of the European Commission will not dismiss us, not demonize us.
How many more Americans have to intervene in saving Europeans from their own dull-headedness before they get the unceasing respect they deserve? Because I'm growing tired of Americans pulling chestnuts out of fires for scant recognition, especially on behalf of supposedly democratic governments that won't even allow their people to protect themselves.
Thank you, France, for honoring those brave men who saved a trainload of lives. And you're welcome. Iweonly ask that you never forget it. 

The EPA would like your lives to return to normal, you crybaby, sue-crazy peons 

What would the flora, fauna and native American population around the Animas River do without the Environmental Protection Agency, full of Obama-administration hacks, to protect it? I suspect that the river would not be orange from heavy metals contamination and life surrounding it having to go into shutdown mode.
Three million gallons of toxic wastewater was released into the Animas after the government agency opened up Colorado's idle Gold King Mine to inspect it.
Worse yet, internal documents demonstrate that the EPA was fully aware of the potential for a "blowout" of the mine that would unleash "large volumes" of contaminated wastewater.
The EPA said in the wake of the so-called accident that life should return to normal and that the river was "restoring itself". Golly gee, isn't it odd that a much larger body of water, the Gulf of Mexico, was not described as restoring itself after the 2009 Gulf Oil spill? The perpetrator of that environmental crime was petroleum company BP, so naturally, that catastrophe had to go by a different narrative.
The Gulf spill was a disaster for which it was fine to assign blame. The pollution of the Animas River was merely an accident and all we have to worry about is sediment, so there's nothing to see here, folks. Now move along. It's not as if the Animas is prone to swells during heavy rains or spring snow melts that would disturb river-bed sediments like any other tributary. 

This photo would have won a Pulitzer Prize if only the river had been polluted by a private company and/or Republican administration 

At least you'd expect an Obamabot-infested government entity to display cultural sensitivity, right? Wrong. Navajo Nation president Russell Bagaye said that the EPA approached residents of the Nation, a large percentage of whom aren't English-speaking, to sign documents forfeiting the right to litigation.
"[T]he EPA is trying to minimize the amount of compensation that the people deserve," Bagaye said. "They want to close these cases and they don't want more compensation to come later."
Well, the EPA can deliver much-needed water for the Navajo Nation's crops, can't they? Sure they can—in dirty oil-contaminated tanks. Bagaye's finger came out oily and blackened after he inspected the tank with it. "This is totally unacceptable," Bagaye understandably raged afterwards. "How can anybody give water from a tank like this that was clearly an oil tank and expect us to drink it, our animals to drink it? And to contaminate our soil with this?"
Where was Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren when her people needed her? Or Ward Churchill? Isn't he an American Indian? Both had nothing to say, nothing to give in the wake of the crisis occurring in the Navajo Nation.
Polluting rivers and insulting Native Americans—your tax dollars at work, ladies and gents. 

Temple's truths will set us free

Chanell Temple is a name you want to remember. She might be going places and deservedly so. On the night of Monday, August 17, Temple was attending a Huntington Park, California city council meeting during which she heard a council member compare the illegal alien experience to slavery. Temple stood up, approched the mic, and took the council to task:
"Please do not tarnish the name of black slaves by comparing them to your plight. There's no comparison. None ... Immigrants are people with a choice, they come here by choice. Black slaves didn't have a choice. This country has been good to illegal immigrants. You have been given jobs, houses, tax money—free tax money—welfare, Social Security, they open up businesses for you guys, et cetera. I don't know of any illegal aliens who have been hung from a tree. I don't know any of them who have dogs been sicced on them. My people get three strikes. My people commit a crime, they go to jail. You people commit a crime, they get amnesty. It is wrong ... We're not going to have a set of laws for you people and a set of laws for us."
Temple's admonishment was greeted with thunderous applause.
She also reminded the council of the true nature of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. "In the U.S. we have one rule of law," Temple said. "I also want to talk about the Fourteenth Amendment, which was added to the Constitution in regards to blacks being given birthright citizenship because blacks helped build this country, including the White House—twice." (A reference to the building's post-Revolutionary War construction and reconstruction in the wake of the War of 1812.)
Chanell Temple told Breitbart News that she marched in the wake of Kate Steinle's slaughter at the hands of a five-times deported illegal alien in sanctuary city San Francisco and that she supports Donald Trump "a hundred percent".
This is not an African-American who will be given recognition by the mainstream media— the NBCs, the CNNs, the FOX News types—or the Obama administration. You won't see Bernie Sanders giving her accolades during his campaign. But it hardly matters. Chanell Temple had her say in what is technically, marginally, still a free country without a modern-day Stasi dragging her away. Her words are out there for people to ingest and act on.
She told the truth, and the more Chanell Temples there are out there, people who have had enough and who won't be silenced anymore, the higher the likelihood that we will be set free. 

And speaking of being 'set free' ...

Had enough diversity, and the insane bullshit that comes with it, yet? Staff at the Royal Free Hospital in North London probably have.
The former vice president of Kenya, Michael Wamalwa, spent his last earthly moments at the hospital, dying there in 2003. Whenever he needed serious treatment, he was flown into London to receive it. White man's burden, you see.
Twelve years later, his family requested that staff sacrifice a ram because, if they did not do so, Wamalwamadingdong's soul could not "be at peace". This apparently is in accordance with the Bukusu tribe's death ritual pastimes.
The family spokesman Geoffrey Matumbai said that "it is very important that we show respect to the dead among the Bukusu community by following our traditions."
Naturally, the slaughter of an animal is very much not in accordance with NHS health and safety policies. The request was rejected as the sacrifice would breach infection controls. So the poor Bukusu clan just has to live with a curse. Golly gee, it's heartbreaking.
Now then, I think this country has more to worry about and can do without the demands of a primitive people who deign to tell us what traditions, moronically superstitious ones at that, are important to perform on our own territory, don't you think?


goddessdivine said...

I loved that story of the Americans subduing the terrorist in France. Awesome. Good reminder of how kickbutt (not to mention selfless) Americans are.

That contamination story was totally shoved under the rugs. BP got hammered relentlessly for their spill. Just shows how govt gets away with EVERYTHING.

The Atomic Mom said...

We're all pretty steamed here in New Mexico about what the EPA did to the Animas River. The Navajo Nation is literally devastated, and will be for years to come. I just find it ironic that the Sierra Club has been trying to get the Four Corners Power station shut down because it uses coal and is, "bad for the environment", but has said NOTHING about this, which actually is bad for the environment.

Nightdragon said...

Yep, K., a proto-Commie gov't, like the one America has at the moment, gets away with things that would be leading headlines for at least a whole week in the media and result in murder at the polls for a Republican administration.

Nice to hear from you again, Eden. I imagine you and the community you're in must be pretty upset. The Sierra Club is useless, as are most so-called environmental organisations. It's just an excuse for air-headed, right-on white people to harass and harangue other white people.