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Rule Five Border Crisis Friday

The execrable Rahm Emanual, who among his other shames was Chief of Staff to Barack Obama and Mayor of Chicago, is known for the quote, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” It seems that the crisis on our southern border is providing a plethora of opportunities for both major parties, and the Americans who live near that border are getting the royal weenie. But recent acts by Texas may be pushing us into a whole new level of argumentifying.

Ah, from the lips of the take-no-prisoners “Rahmbo” (who once reportedly delivered a dead fish to a tardy pollster) to the ears of 25 U.S. governors.

That’s 25, count ‘em, state bosses – one complete half. Who recently joined together in a declaring their defiance of the Feds over the current usurper administration’s “All-ee, all-ee in free” approach to the southern border. 

Exacerbated by the actions of the arrogant Bidenites in “attack(ing) and su(ing) Texas for stepping up to protect American citizens from historic levels of illegal immigrants, deadly drugs like fentanyl, and terrorists entering our country.”

The result of which was the Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 punt of that suit, delivering to the administration the snippers to remove razor wire the Lone Star Staters had positioned on the boundary in a desperate attempt to stem the flow of migrants.

Here’s where things could get interesting (and I’m pleased to note that Alaska’s own Governor Dunleavy was among those supporting Texas):

Let’s see. We have a “serious” fiscalsocial and national security catastrophe. The fact that untrammeled immigration has risen to become Americans’ number one concern. And the reality that 50% of the nation’s governors have seized the occasion to vault up right up to the line of voiding and replacing America’s “constitutional compact.” 

Might it not now be possible “to do (something) that you think you could not do before?” Like go all the way to the Great American Opt-Out?

And if more grist for the partition mill is needed, there’s always:

  • Ongoing efforts to rig another election
  • Raids on and prosecution of a former president
  • Further weaponization of the justice system – including the prosecution of grandmothers for walking through the Capitol complex (as opposed to video-recording sex there) and possible years-long imprisonment for praying in abortion clinics
  • The creeping federal takeover of the health care and transportation systems
  • Blatantly unconstitutional actions to forgive hundreds of billions of dollars in student-loan debt (defying a previous hand slap from the very same Supreme Court)
  • Systematic currency debasement including a one-year doubling of the deficit that is “without precedent,” thanks largely to the commitment of non-existent dollars to growth-killing initiatives underwriting corrupt crony capitalism

There’s a lot more – go, then, and read it all at the link above.

I don’t think it’s hysterical to state that the country is closer to coming apart at the seams than it’s been in my lifetime, maybe closer than it has been since 1860.  Go read any of my Stormy Petrel pieces over at RedState for more on that.

This issue goes beyond the border, or things like taxation or the national debt.  There are, increasingly, deep and fundamental differences among the people who live in the United States, and most of those lines (as I keep saying) are drawn between rich urban elites, young skulls-full-of-mush Gender Studies majors, the welfare scroungers, and the rest of us, the shrinking middle class, most of whom live in the ‘burbs, in small towns, or in the country, and most of whom just want to be let the hell alone.

The sides are forming up.  More than any time in my life I’m worried about where my country might end up.

Get out of the cities!

Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

For those of you who may not have caught the sticky post on the front page, I’ll be at CPAC 2024 in Maryland this year, from Feb. 21-24.  If anyone who reads these virtual pages will be attending, let me know!  I’ll be hanging around with the Townhall Media Group folks a lot of the time, but figure on doing some wandering and hopefully catching up with some of my indy blogger buddies.  If you’re going to be there, let me know in the comments!

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Animal’s Daily Street Thug News

Before I get into this, check out the first of a ten-part series over at Glibertarians – this one is Barrett’s Privateers I:  Plague Ship. I think you’ll like it.

Now then: What is it about these feral thugs, and why do they always seem (just to name the elephant in the room) to have something in common?

The 29-year-old man beaten and stabbed by four men at a Bronx train station he wished a happy new year to was trying to squeeze past the cruel quartet when he was attacked, family members said Saturday.

“He was coming down [to the platform] and then these guys — he said it was two on one side, two on the other — he said ‘Happy New Year’ and then after that they came behind him and they just attacked him,” a relative of victim Carlos Pilliza told the Daily News.

Nearly a week after the attack, Pilliza remained at St. Barnabas Hospital, suffering from multiple stab wounds to the chest and neck.

“They stabbed him in the lungs and the heart and here,” the relative said, pointing to her neck. “And then they leave him there.”

Pilliza didn’t recognize any of his attackers and had no idea why they would hurt him.

They hurt him because they are feral animals, products of the toxic urban “thug” culture, and from childhood all of their role models have shown them this is an acceptable way to behave.

From surveillance cameras, here are the four thugs in question:

Image from linked article.

Here is how the story describes the attackers:

All of the brawlers are believed to be about 5-foot-8 with slim builds. One sported braids while another had braids and glasses, cops said.

A third attacker had long hair and was wearing red-and-black checkerboard-style pants while a fourth wore a black jacket and a black ski mask.

For one thing, these aren’t “brawlers.” They are murderous felons and street animals who need to be caught, tried, convicted, and locked up.  Notice that there is no mention of one key descriptive feature:

They are all black. (No, I will not capitalize “black.” It is not a proper noun, and I will adhere to the rules of written English; if anyone objects, tough shit.) So why not include that in the description?

I know a few religious folks who describe the “divine spark” that supposedly is possessed by all people.  Punks like this make me question that assertion.  There are many people alive of no more value than a roadkilled armadillo, and these four are among them.  Our major cities will never be safe until punks like this walk the streets every day in terror of being caught.

Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

I can’t believe this is already the last Hump Day post of 2023!  Watch, though, for Friday’s Rule Five post, as we will be announcing some changes and some fun new stuff for the sight.  Rest assured our Blue Monday, Hump Day, Rule Five Friday and Saturday Gingermageddon displays of toothsome totty will continue, as well as me bringing you my take on the events of the day.

And so…

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Animal’s Hump Day News

Programming notes: As this is the last Wednesday before Christmas, I’ll just note that there won’t be any regular posts on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day proper (Christmas Eve is on a Sunday, anyway, when I normally don’t post) but I will bring you some toothsome holiday totty on those days.

In between the holidays, regular posts will be going up as usual, including next week’s Hump Day links compendium and Rule Five Friday.  New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day will repeat the Christmas totty schedule, then on Jan 2nd, 2024, regular posts resume.  In other words, I plan on battering away at my keyboard over the holidays pretty much as usual, here and at RedState.

2024.  Can you believe it?  What the hell happened to 2023?  Oh, and with the New Year, we’ll do our annual traditional celebration of diversity on our Saturday posts, so you all have that to look forward to.  And in the new year, we’ll have some changes on the site, and some new stuff for you all to look forward to.

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Rule Five Outcomes Of Barbarity Friday

I’ve held off on coverage here of the October 7th attacks on Israel and the aftermath, partly because the issue hits close to some experiences I’ve had in the Middle East myself, partly because I’ve done all the reporting and punditizing I can deal with on this over at RedState.  But this looked like something I wanted to discuss here, so I’m free of editorial restraint when describing fucking savages.

Now, a couple of months after the attack, the fucking savages in Hamas are returning some of their hostages, and now doctors treating those hostages are finding they have to invent entirely new categories of trauma to describe what these poor people suffered at the hands of, yes, fucking savages.

A doctor treating freed Hamas hostages in Israel says survivors are suffering from an unprecedented level of “extremely severe psychological abuse” endured during captivity. 

“I can tell you that on behalf of all the medical and psychological teams treating those who return, the mental states we encountered have no precedent in medical literature. We feel that we have to rewrite the textbooks of post-trauma,” Dr. Renana Eitan told “Sunday Night in America.”

Eitan revealed the Tel Aviv Medical Center is actively treating more than 15 former hostages and described their “severe physical and mental abuse.”

My RedState colleague Bob Hoge had this to say in his analysis:

As my colleague Bonchie reported earlier Monday, the reason Hamas didn’t free more women in the hostage swap is because the terror outfit/government authority doesn’t want them to tell the world what actually happened to them down in the tunnels.

That implies that there are some captives who have been treated much worse than the ones Dr. Eitan has been treating, which is a horrific thought.

Yes, that is a horrific thought.

The fucking savages in Hamas who attacked Israel on October 7th committed acts of utter barbarity that the planet hasn’t seen since… well, acts of utter barbarity committed by ISIS, which group is also made up of fucking savages.  And, while I’m normally loathe to suggest outright war, in this case, it’s plainly justified. Israel is perfectly justified in hunting down every one of these fucking savages and un-aliveing them. These are people who committed rape on a massive scale; they murdered whole families, including children and infants; they tortured and burned.  The only proper reply is to wipe Hamas off the face of the planet.

Did I mention that Hamas are fucking savages?

The cease-fire now appears to be behind us. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are moving into southern Gaza now, and the hunt is once more on.  And for once, it doesn’t look like the U.S. needs to place any soldiers on the ground, and that’s good; the IDF is perfectly capable of handling this on its own. And to members of the IDF,  I can only say this:

Good hunting.  Show these scum what badassery really is.

And if any of the fucking savages from Hamas happen to see this page, and take offense at the display of the Feminine Aesthetic therein, I can only ask that they go fuck themselves.

Did I mention that Hamas are fucking savages?

Animal’s Daily Iran is Asshoe News

Iran is governed by assholes.

Now that we have that little bit of belaboring the obvious over with, let’s look at the words of a UK terrorism expert, Matt Jukes, head of Counter Terrorism Policing in Britain, who informs us that Iran is stepping up efforts to assassinate key officials in other nations.

Iran reportedly hired a hitman to kidnap or kill former national security adviser John Bolton, who now lives with Secret Service posted outside his home after the administration killed Qasem Soleimani, arguably the top military official in Iran who was responsible for a large portion of the terrorism in the region and around the world.

Iran typically tries to hire hitmen who are already a part of criminal enterprises to carry out their assassination plots on foreign soil.

In the U.S., Iran reportedly hired a private investigator to follow dissident activist Masih Alinejad around, take photographs of her, and document her whereabouts. They initially planned to kidnap her but, when the plot failed, they paid a man $30,000 to attempt to murder her at her home in Brooklyn.

Matt Jukes, head of Counter Terrorism Policing in Britain, said that Iran uses proxies to carry out assassination attempts because they are typically “not being tracked by intelligence or security agencies.”

He said that in the U.K. they have foiled 15 Iranian kidnapping and assassination attempts in the last year.

A nation-state, one might note, even a shithole like Iran, has resources and capabilities far above and beyond the casual assassin or even semi-organized terror groups like Hamas.  If the Bronze-Age barbarians in Tehran decide they want someone really dead, they have resources at hand.

It’s also important to remember that such an act would be a game-changer, should the assassination target be a senior government official or even a head of state.  That would then rise to the level, one would think, of an act of war, and the nation from which the target came from would be justified in reacting accordingly.

I’m not saying that would result in Tehran suddenly being a white-hot radioactive crater, but it’s not impossible. Unfortunately for the West and anyone else who Iran may view askance, only the rank-and-file people of Iran will ever be able to mount any real, lasting change in that nation who is now and has been ruled by savages.

Animal’s Daily It Happens Here Too News

Even in Alaska, the sickos are still present, although I hasten to point out that this sicko was in Anchorage, which a fair number of Alaskans would just as soon not consider “real” Alaska.

An Anchorage man who allegedly distributed child pornography and fantasized extensively online about anally raping children was allowed to continue his nefarious ways while the FBI dropped the investigation in order to focus on investigating those the agency believed were involved in the Jan. 6 election protest at the U.S. Capitol.

The delay in arresting the man raises an important question about how many other cases of serious nature or other criminal activity the FBI dropped in order to go after Trump supporters.

Brogan T. Welsh, 31, of Anchorage, was indicted in late October in the District of Columbia on charges of distributing child pornography. His arrest came in Anchorage.

Welsh allegedly was a member of a private group on an internet platform specifically set up to chat about sexual exploitation of children and to the sharing of child sexual abuse materials.

Throw away the key!

It’s safe to say that sickos like this have always been among us, but it sure seems like they are more prevalent lately.  Is it that there are more of them, or is it that methods for detecting and busting them are more efficient?  I’m inclined to believe that is in part the latter issue; there are more tools available to help law enforcement catch purveyors of kiddie porn online than there are for catching the guy in a dark alley in a trenchcoat offering VHS tapes for sale.

As long as due process is observed, I have no problem with that.

As for Brogan T. Welsh, well, I expect he can figure to have the book thrown at him. Anchorage or not, Alaska is not California or Oregon; the courts here take these matters seriously.

Or so we hope.

Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

Note:  Since I have two weeks worth of my RedState posts here, this will be lengthy, but you can see it all beneath the cut. And I will also say this: It’s great to be home. I still love the Colorado mountains and had a great time, but we also spent a few days in the Denver area visiting friends and family, and boy have three years in the Great Land changed my perspectives on Denver.  Big cities are noisy, and they stink.

We’re really glad to be home, in Alaska.

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Rule Five Irrational Fear Friday

A recent piece I stumbled across, combined with the fire-hose stream of news out of the Middle East, has me thinking about fear, the nature of fear, and the fear that the Hamas assholes kicking up their heels in Gaza and Israel, or someone like them, might hurt or kill us or those we love.  I don’t think it’s an irrational fear completely; I don’t waste a lot of brain run-time worrying about it myself, as I doubt any fundamentalist Islamic shitbirds are going to go poking around in the rural Alaska woods looking for trouble and, even if they did, they wouldn’t last long against a bunch of heavily armed Alaskans.

But some folks worry more.  And turns out that it might be a rational fear (or, at least, not completely irrational), statistics aside.

In the U.S., about one in three people are worried about being the victim of a terrorist attack. In Europe, terrorism consistently makes it onto lists of people’s biggest concerns, and it was Europeans’ #1 concern in 2016 and 2017. Even if people aren’t in “terror,” they are anxious about it, and their behaviors have adapted to this anxiety. Most people believe life has permanently changed since 9/11. For Israelis, life may have permanently changed following the events of October 7, 2023.

How justified is this fear of terrorism? One line of argument is that it’s not justified at all.

It claims there are bigger and far more dangerous threats to our everyday lives. For example, in Europe, you are 50 times more likely to die in a bike accident, 85 times more likely to die in a heat wave, and over 4,000 times more likely to die in a car crash than die from an act of terrorism. According to this line of reasoning, our fear of terrorism is engineered by a sensationalist media and psychological biases. A sober risk assessment shows us that fear of terrorism is irrational.

But, according to a new paper by philosopher Eran Fish, the fear of terrorism is not unreasonable at all. There are perfectly justifiable reasons for why we should fear terrorists more than car crashes.

Here are those three reasons, abridged a little so as not to blow up the post; do go to the article linked above and read it all.

The first line of Fish’s argument stems from the idea that we are justified in fearing things that have an element of danger that is random and non-discriminate.

Terrorism can be that (it can also be directed against specific military or, more often, political targets) but it can also be purely random; like Hamas targeting various Israeli kibbutzim for no reason other than they were within paraglider range of Gaza.

Fish’s second line of argument is that terrorism is an intentional act that can be prevented. Car crashes are accidents. While heart disease and cancer make up more than 50% of all deaths worldwide (which is far, far more than the deaths caused by terrorism), these aren’t entirely preventable. Someday, you’re going to die of something — might as well be cancer. Natural deaths are a natural part of life.

But terror attacks aren’t.  They can be prevented – mostly by killing terrorists – but the tactic will probably never go away completely.  Islamist nutbars aren’t the first people to use terror as a tactic, and they won’t be the last.

Fish’s third line of argument is that it is reasonable to fear insecurity, particularly when the people you put in charge of protecting you (namely, the government) fail to do so.

That’s certainly a fair point – if you are one of those people who relies on government to keep you safe.  In America, we have a different way to maintain our own security.  Remember when I said I wasn’t too concerned about Islamist nutbars trying to shoot up our Alaskan woods?  Because these people are essentially cowards, and won’t go anywhere where they may feel threatened themselves.

But it’s still, even so, a fair point.  One of the few legitimate roles of government is to keep other people from hurting us or taking our stuff.  Terrorists operate in those thin areas where government, for one reason or another, is unwilling, unable or simply unprepared to provide that protection.  That, whether it be in Israel or Chicago, is unsettling to lots of people, and no, that’s not an irrational viewpoint.

Especially in these ever-more-uncertain times.  Buy ammo, folks. And get out of the cities.