Punk rocker at 60 looks demonically possessed

Sometimes while I wander around on the World Wide Web, I am just struck by something I see, even though it’s not about politics or economics or America or the world.

In Oscar Wilde’s book, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the eponymous Gray doesn’t age, but his portrait, concealed in the attic, not only shows his age, it shows his sins as well. Unlike the fictional Gray, however, as we grow old, unless you get plastic surgery, our faces eventually show our character — what kind of person you are.

This is one of those posts.

Would you believe that the man in the photo below ↓

Billy Idol, 30, in 1985

. . . looks like this, 29 years later? ↓

Billy Idol, 59, in 2014

The two pics above are both images of Billy Idol (birth name William Broad), an English punk rocker.

The first photo was taken in 1985 when Idol was 30 years old, for a cover story in Rolling Stone magazine. The second photo was taken in 2014 when Idol was 59 years old. Today is his 60th birthday.

It’s not just the aging. It’s the evil demonic visage, shown vividly in another pic of Idol in 2014:

Billy Idol 59

Wikipedia says Idol, born in 1955, has two children with two women — a son with Perri Lister; a daughter with Linda Mathis.

Idol is a drug addict. He claims to have first smoked marijuana at the age of 12, and took acid at the age of 13. In 1994, he collapsed outside a Los Angeles nightclub due to an overdose on a drug called GHB, which was a legal drug at the time, mainly used by weight-lifters. Idol claims that although he has not completely renounced drug use, he now has his habit under control.

In 2005, Idol released an album, his 6th, called “Devil’s Playground” that reached No. 46 on the Billboard 200. The album’s cover song is “Plastic Jesus”. Other songs on the album include “Monster,” “Evil Eye,” Body Snatcher,” “Stranger in My Skin” and “Man in the Kill Box”. Here are the lyrics of the blasphemous “Plastic Jesus”:

I don’t care if it
Rains or freezes
As long as I’ve got my
Plastic Jesus
Ridin’ on the dashboard
Of my car

Through my trials
And tribulations
And my travels
Through the nation
With my plastic Jesus
I’ll go far . . . .

An if I weave around at night
Policemen think I’m very tight
They never find my bottle
Though they ask

‘Cos plastic Jesus shelters me
For his head comes off you see
He’s hollow and I use him like a flask

Woa Woa Woa

Save me

I don’t care if it’s dark or scary
Long as I got magnetic Mary
Ridin’ on the dashboard of my car . . . .

When I’m goin’ fornicatin’
I’ve got my ceramic Satan
Sittin’ on the dashboard of my car
Women know I’m on the level
Thanks to the wide-eyed stoneware devil
Sneerin’ from the dashboard of my car



Wisconsin school nixes reading of book about transgender kid

There is no scientific basis for transgender. But that doesn’t deter the proggies from pushing their agenda.

i am jazz

Parents at a Wisconsin school were informed that a book, I Am Jazz, would be read and discussed because the school has a student who identifies as a girl but was born with male anatomy.

The principal, Rachael Johnson, of Mount Horeb Primary Center sent a letter that explained the following: “We believe all students deserve respect and support regardless of their gender identity and expression, and the best way to foster that respect and support is through educating students about the issue of being transgender.” 

Concerned parents contacted The Florida-based Liberty Counsel group and they threatened to sue, saying the group contended that reading the book would violate parental rights. The school then cancelled the planned reading of the book.

After cancelling the book reading, the district said it seeks to address the needs of the individual student, it will be mindful of the needs of other students and families. It also said families whose children may be affected will be notified of future actions, and the goal is to protect all students from bullying so they can learn together in a safe environment.

Of course this led to an outcry of bigotry and the standard narrative of “the right-wing anti-LGBT group” scaring a Wisconsin school district out of trying to help its elementary students better understand the experience.

lgbt suicide

If the school really wanted to educate students about the issue of being transgender and better understand the experience while learning together in a safe environment, they would tell them the truth (excerpts from Dr. Eowyn’s June 2015 post):

  • The transgendered person’s disorder is in the person’s “assumption” that they are different than the physical reality of their body, their maleness or femaleness, as assigned by nature.
  • The so-called ‘confusion’ about sexuality that a teenager or adult has is purely psychological.
  • A 2011 study showing that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment surgery is 20 times higher than the suicide rate among non-transgender people.
  • The study showed that about 10 years after the surgery, transgendered people began to have increased mental difficulties.
  • As transgendered people progressed through life, their suicide mortality rose almost 20 times above the comparable nontransgender population.
  • Although the surgery is called “gender reassignment,” the surgery does no such thing.
  • Dr. McHugh notes that studies from Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic of children who had expressed transgender feelings but for whom, over time, 70%-80% “spontaneously lost those feelings.”

But the truth would get in the way of the agenda.


Paris Attack Anomalies: News Media Death Tallies Don’t Add Up

Dr. Eowyn:

Why can’t the media get an accurate count of the people who died in the Paris terrorist attacks, for which ISIS claimed responsibility? Was it 130? 127? or 125?

Why is this simple fact so stubbornly elusive?

Originally posted on Memory Hole:

As of November 27, 2015 the BBC, one of the world’s most powerful mass media outlets, still has an incomplete sketch on the details of exactly who perished in the November 13 Paris terror attacks, which French authorities  say resulted 130 deaths and over 350 injuries. With its abundant staff and resources, it is unusual that the news outlet with global reach would abandon such an important story. Yet it has–as have many of its competitors.


On its page, “Paris Attacks: Who Were the Victims?” the government-sponsored broadcasting giant lists hyperlinked photo descriptions of 42 victims, and verbal descriptions of an additional 83, for a grand total of 125. That means there are five fatalities Aunt Beebe–which played a central role in publicizing the attacks throughout the world–has failed to document.

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Firefighter Who Failed Fitness Tests Injured 10 Days Into Job

In July I posted a story about an FDNY recruit who received a third chance to pass the training academy after collecting top firefighter pay for a year in desk jobs.

The woman, Choeurlyne Doirin-Holder (39) failed midway through a Fire Academy class in 2013, and returned to her former job as an EMT. After entering another class in early 2014, she dropped out because of an injury. But the FDNY kept Doirin-Holder on payroll.

She made $81,376 (including overtime) last year, about $26,000 more than the $55,144 she made as an EMT in 2013. The FDNY did not assign Doirin-Holder to two subsequent academy classes. She worked desk jobs first at headquarters, then on Randalls Island.

Doirin-Holder/NY Post Photo

Doirin-Holder/NY Post Photo

Guess what has happened to Doirin-Holder again? Despite Doirin-Holder being allowed to graduate from the FDNY training academy with failing physical fitness tests, she is now on medical leave after less than two weeks on the job. She broke her foot during a routine equipment check after just ten days in her position.

The NY Post reports this is what happened to cause her injury:

“Getting off the truck, Doirin-Holder missed a step and landed on her left foot, suffering a fracture, sources said. It was her second shift after a transfer from another engine. In training for a hazmat assignment, officers found her struggling to perform the required tasks. Firefighters called the tripping incident embarrassing — and alarming. ‘If you’re going to get hurt in the firehouse checking a rig, what would happen at a fire?’ an insider asked.”

The Post goes on:

Doirin-Holder’s competence was questioned by sources familiar with her training. They said academy instructors let her pass the Functional Skills Test, a rigorous obstacle course of job-related tasks, even though she had failed to complete it in the required 17 minutes and 50 seconds or under. In addition, when she failed to finish a 1.5-mile run in 12 minutes or less — even after the course was shortened — she was allowed to demonstrate aerobic capacity on a StairMaster machine under watered-down requirements enacted by FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro. Doirin-Holder is one of 282 “priority hires” passed over in 1999 and 2000. Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis ordered they must get preference as victims of past discrimination against minorities.

Isn’t personal achievement affirmative action great?


Black bear in zoo becomes unlikely friend with cat

In 2000, employees at the Berlin Zoo noticed that a house cat started to appear around the enclosure of Mäuschen, an 800-lb. Asiatic black bear.

(The zoo staff clearly have a sense of humor because the German word mäuschen means “little mouse”.)

Muschi & Mauschen2

The hulking black bear outweighs and dwarfs the black cat. But Mäuschen not only did not harm the cat, the two became inseparable friends.

Muschi & Mauschen1

The zoo staff named the cat Muschi. (The German word muschi means “pussy cat”.)

In 2007, Muschi and Mäuschen were kept apart while the bear’s enclosure was expanded. Muschi was so upset that she would sit outside her bud’s temporary cage and cry.

After that, the two were never apart again.

BERLIN, GERMANY: Pictured is Muschi the cat and Mausi the bear on the 3rd April 2003. A friendship that started in 2001 between an Asian Black Bear and a cat still continues. One day cat Muschi entered the enclosure of Mausi. Mausi the bear is 40 years old and has welcomed Muschi with open arms as he spends time with the feline and shares food! Caretaker Thomas Dšrflein looks after the odd duo. PHOTOGRAPH BY ANIMAL PRESS / BARCROFT MEDIA LTD + 44 (0) 845 370 2233 www.barcroftmedia.com

No one knows from where Muschi came or why she is so drawn to the bear, but their affection for each other is undeniable.

Muschi & Mauschen

Source: BoredomTherapy


Poland is third EU country to say no to “refugees”

Muslim refugees destroy

Hungary was the first European Union (EU) to say no, by building a 100-mi razor-wire border to keep out the “refugees”.

Then, Sweden slams shut its open-door policy towards refugees.

Now Poland is also saying “no”.

Daily Mail reports, Nov. 25, 2015, that newly elected Prime Minister Beata Szydlo says Poland will refuse to submit to an European Union (EU) quota of taking in 4,500 “refugees” from Muslim countries in the Middle East and Africa, citing the recent Paris terror attacks as the reason.

One of the suspected terrorists is believed to be a “refugee” who left his Syrian passport at the scene of one of the Paris attacks.

Szydlo said: “After Paris, the situation has changed. We will be proposing to sit down at a table and think over, whether the solutions which have been proposed are good. In our view, we are not prepared to accept those quotas of refugees.”

Szydlo made the announcement without the gold star-studded EU flag in the background. Only the red and white Polish flag is displayed — causing speculations as to whether Poland might leave the EU.

New Polish PM Beata Szydlo

New Polish PM Beata Szydlo

In September, Poland’s previous center-right pro-EU government had backed the deal to take in 4,500 refugees. But the new government, formed earlier this month by the conservative p, appears to have reversed the Polish position.

Szydlo’s comments mean Poland is breaking ranks with neighboring Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia who support the EU deal to share 120,000 refugees across the 28-nation bloc. Any revision to the deal would likely deepen the divisions within the EU over how to handle the more than 800,000 migrants who have entered Europe this year.

Szydlo’s Law and Justice party, which won the election after eight years in opposition, supports Poland’s EU membership but is eurosceptic and desires greater independence from Brussels.

Asked about the missing EU flag, Szydlo said: ‘We’re an active EU member… but we adopted the approach that statements after government meetings will take place against a backdrop of the most beautiful … white-and-red [Polish] flags. We’re going to pursue a policy that, while appreciating our EU membership, secures maximum benefit for our Polish citizens, for Poland’s economy and for our homeland. I’m very happy that in today’s difficult times we are members of the EU and NATO.”

Syrian refugees (Photo credit: Lynsey Addario/NYT)

Syrian refugees (Photo credit: Lynsey Addario/NYT)

The above photo is typical of images of the “refugees” swarming into Europe, who are overwhelmingly military-age young males. These are not refugees. They are an invading army.

Meanwhile, in the United States, the House passed H.R. 4038: American SAFE Act of 2015 that would slow down or even stop Obama’s announced increase in bringing to America “refugees” from Syria and other “ISIS-ravaged” countries in the Middle East, by requiring “supplemental certifications and background investigations be completed prior to the admission of certain aliens as refugees, and for other purposes.”

HR 4038 is necessary because the FBI has admitted they don’t have the data base to vet or screen the “refugees” to ensure they are not terrorists/jihadists. That means Obama’s policy of taking in thousands of mainly Muslim “refugees without our even knowing what and who they are is insane. 

Obama has threatened he would veto HR 4038.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has fast-tracked a vote on HR 4038, which means the bill is cleared for an immediate floor vote that can happen any time in this week.

Please tell your senators to vote “yes” on H.R. 4038: American SAFE Act of 2015.

To contact your reps, go here.

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H/t FOTM’s japoa


Black Friday sales 10% less than last year

. . . even after factoring in an increase in online sales.

“Black Friday” got its name because traditionally, that day is the busiest shopping day of the year, enabling U.S. businesses that have been in the red until then to finally begin making a profit. The shopping season spanning November and December can account for anywhere from 20 to 40% of annual sales.

I remember that, on the morning of Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, the local television news anchor said that the National Retail Federation expects this year’s Black Friday sales to be more than last year’s by 3+%.

I was dubious, because the U.S. economy has not improved from last year, so why would Americans suddenly have more money to spend?

Now we have the data to show that National Retail Federation’s expectation was wishful thinking.

From the AP (via The Guardian), November 28, 2015:

Total sales in the US on Black Friday fell 10% to $10.4bn this year, down from $11.6bn in 2014, according to research firm ShopperTrak.

All this is despite the fact that online sales on Black Friday this year increased 14.3% from last year, according to Adobe. That should give you an idea of how much sales by brick-and-mortal stores have plummeted.

Source: ZeroHedge

Source: ZeroHedge

Various excuses are given for the lackluster Black Friday sales, including that many shops were open the day before, on Thanksgiving. However, this year’s sales on Thanksgiving also dropped, and by the same percentage as Black Friday.

Thank you, Obama! /sarc