Monday, December 31, 2018

Stupid Western Skank Who Got Beheaded in Morocco Had Recently Posted Pro-Muslim/Diversity Bullshit on Facebook

Lindsey Graham: I ‘Feel A Lot Better’ About Syria Pullout After Lunch With Trump

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Sunday he felt less concerned about President Trump pulling U.S. troops from Syria following a two-hour lunch with him at the White House. 
“We had a great lunch. We talked about Syria and he told me some things that I didn’t know that make me feel a lot better about where we’re headed in Syria,” Graham told reporters shortly after the meeting. 
“He promised to destroy ISIS. He’s going to keep that promise. We’re not there yet, but as I said today, we’re inside the 10-yard line and the president understands the need to finish the job.”
Jethro Tull
Locomotive Breath

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Canned Heat
Going Up The Country

Saturday, December 29, 2018

The Cultural Significance of TikTok

The destruction of the Tomb Raider franchise has affected the comics as well

I'd seen how the obnoxious social justice anti-sex propaganda campaigns of recent affected the once well regarded Tomb Raider franchise (on which note, the character design for Lara Croft in the recent Shadow of the Tomb Raider was startlingly ugly, a notable problem with some video game art of recent), and the same problem seems to have leaked over to the most recent comics adaptation, Inferno, which appears to have a political agenda slipped in, even as it's applied to a villainess. As this review of the second in the 4-part miniseries tells:
Most of the story sees Lara slowly being lowered into the pit while she is accompanied by the villain of the piece, Nadija Katlego; a Bosnian Muslim who I think is supposed to be cool, but is instead a bore of a windbag who narrates the entirety of the book. That is not an exaggeration either; the whole second issue is Nadija talking while Lara is lowered into the pit. Lara Croft takes a back seat for the entire issue and the spotlight shines firmly on Nadija the whole time.
If the whole idea was to make this Bosnian Muslim a sympathetic villainess - or, more specifically, a baddie to be sympathized with - yes, that can be pretty dangerous considering the elements involved. Especially since the Bosnians were the ones who began the war, savagely murdered many Serbs, and only recently have begun to pay for their barbarism. That these kind of political issues have been stuffed into a TR adaptation in such a manner is regrettable.

As if that's not bad enough, in the 3rd part, it's plagued with "daddy issues":
I was hoping that with a new run we’d get a new Lara. The comic seems intent on delving into the backstory of the character, and instead of giving us something fresh and fun, we are bogged down in old psychological traumas, daddy issues, and references to past stories that lose a casual reader. This comic is inaccessibility at its finest. The use of metaphors, strange visuals, and art that is so focused on interpretation rather than demonstration makes this small issue confusing and frustrating to read.
I get the feeling it's also fallen victim to intersectional feminist propaganda, which obviously isn't helping either.

Anyway, it looks like this 4-parter was pretty much a flop, is bound to be so even as a TPB, much like the recent movie was too. It's like a microcosm of what's happened to the video game franchise, with the recent Shadow of the Tomb Raider tanking. The character design for Lara, even if weren't the ugliest, would still be very alarmingly dull, and if that's how they're going to draw her, it's clear they're throwing away talent in art for the sake of the PC agendas the main designers seem to have taken up. It looks like what was once a highly regarded franchise is on the verge of collapse, all because some social justice-pushing dummies not only got their feet in the door, they just had to go miles out of their way to make a mockery of it all. Since Dark Horse first acquired the adaptation license several years ago, the comics they've produced since have varied in quality, with the worst decidedly being what Gail Simone turned out; the artwork they had was some of the crappiest I've ever seen. Far better was the story written by Corrina Bechko, Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen, which was more faithful to the vision where Croft would pack double handguns. But now we appear to be saddled with a new story that's got an overtly political angle, runs the gauntlet of making its villainess somebody to sympathize with, and even puts in silly patriarchal issues.

I think the best option would be to let the TR franchise go on hiatus for a while, and then, if the producers in charge are smart, they'll restore the original visions without resorting to grotesque political correctness they succumbed to, all to please feminists and anti-sex advocates who doubtless won't play the games even now, nor have any other associations with the franchise. On that note, what's really sad is that, as Liana Kerzner once pointed out, Lara Croft was once considered a feminist icon, and now, much like what's happened with Wonder Woman, a lot of feminists reject them altogether. That's exactly why these aren't people to pander to.

Reps Goodlatte and Gowdy Send Letter to Acting AG Whitaker – Request Special Counsel to Investigate Trump/Clinton Investigations


"What Does It Profit a Man?" Some Thoughts On Today's Culture

Rush Limbaugh Acknowledges The Communist Sympathies of Anti-Trump Putschists Nellie Ohr And John Brennan

This is an August, 2018 post from Andrew Bostom:

During a segment today (8/30/2018) entitled “What We’ve Learned from Bruce Ohr’s Testimony,” Rush Limbaugh  acknowledged (transcript) that at least two key anti-Trump putschists, Nellie Ohr and John Brennan, are (at minimum) Communist sympathizers.
“Bruce Ohr, who was ranking in the Department of Justice, his wife Nellie ranking in the Department of Justice, FBI, she, by trade, is a Soviet communist expert of long-standing and many believe an apologistAnd there were many of those all through the seventies and eighties and even prior to that in the State Department, at the Department of Justice. We have had plenty of communists and Soviet sympathizers. Brennan, Obama’s CIA director, could be said to have been a communist sympathizer. He voted for Gus Hall, the Communist Party candidate, 1976. How does a guy that votes for a communist end up as CIA director? But it happened.”
Limbaugh’s schematic declarations are supported by the following evidence, in summary.
My colleague Diana West performed a detailed “exegesis” of Nellie Ohr’s writings in The American Spectator, 2/22/2018, including Ohr’s PhD thesis. West elegantly summarized these themes in a subsequent radio interview:
“Ohr writes: ‘To introduce students to the Stalin era can be a frustrating task. To convey the terror and excitement of the period, one can assign a memoir of a prison camp victim or an observer such as John Scott or Maurice Hindus.’ Terror and excitement? Not incidentally, Maurice Hindus was an epic Soviet apologist. As for John Scott, Whittaker Chambers i.d.’d him in Witness as belonging to the cabal inside Time magazine that tried to get the ex-Communist witness fired; much later (to be fair, probably after Ohr wrote her review) Scott was revealed to have infiltrated the OSS for the NKVD (codename ‘Ivanov’).”
“For someone to be an apologist for Stalin’s policies for example the [Soviet] state moving into agriculture or how it worked in the aftermath of this tremendous upheaval and miserable period [i.e., the 1930s Ukrainian Terror-Famine, which killed 14.5 million per Robert Conquest’s “The Harvest of Sorrow”, p. 301] does say a lot about how she looks at government and what the government should do. In other words it is a very revolutionary attitude to believe that there could be ‘stabilization.’ [i.e., via Terror-Famine policies]. She writes about the ‘paradoxes’ of the Stalin era, which of course tells us that there were features of that era she found to be beneficial to her utopian vision of how people were told to live. So we have that mindset at the heart of that [fraudulent anti-Trump] dossier scandal, where the ends justify the means.”
More recently, my own essay (“John Brennan’s Useful Idiocy For Stalinism and Sharia”) elaborated John Brennan’s specific Communist, and more broadly totalitarian sympathies:
John Brennan has admitted casting his 1976 POTUS vote for Communist Party (CP) of the USA leader Gus Hall. An ardent, unrepentant Stalin acolyte, who maintained the CPUSA as  “a bastion of Stalinist orthodoxy for four decades,” Gus Hall, circa 1976, was virulently anti-American, and an overt champion of the “liberating” hegemonic Soviet Communist terror state under Communist dictator (and Hall’s “Comrade”) Brezhnev. Hall articulated these views in a 1975 “Report to the 21st Convention of the Communist Party”: ‘Détente is not an agreement to accept, or to turn one’s head from oppression by [US] imperialism anywhere. Comrade Leonid Brezhnev made this clear in a public statement here when he stated: ‘The Soviet Union’s support for all national liberation struggles and movements is non-negotiable.’
Consistent with this 1976 vote for American Stalinist Gus Hall as POTUS, John Brennan, in his 1980 University of Texas MS thesis, adopted the moral relativism one associates with the Communist movement. Brennan declaredabsolute human rights do not exist,’ rendering ‘[human rights] analysis subject to innumerable conditional criticisms,” rejecting free speech and Western liberty as universal values,  and rationalizing both Soviet Communist, and Egyptian Muslim authoritarian-theocratic totalitarianism. He proffered this unsettling apologetic for the appalling human rights record of the Brezhnev era Soviet Union (although Brennan refrained from labeling the Soviet dictator Comrade Leonid Brezhnev): ‘Can human rights violations in the Soviet Union be as easily justified in terms of the preservation of the communist ideology? Unfortunately (looking at events from a democratic perspective), yes. Since the absolute status of human rights has been denied, the justification for the violation of any of those rights has to be pursued from a particular ideological perspective. Leonid Brezhnev could justify human rights violations in the Soviet Union as a necessary part of the preservation of the communist ideological system.’ 
Useful idiocy—or worse, material support— for Stalinism comports well with the central roles Nellie Ohr and John Brennan have played in orchestrating the manufactured “Trump-Russia collusion” faux narrative, which has evolved into a seditious, full-blown attempted putsch.

“Racist Motherf*cker!” Georgia Vape Shop Employee Has Epic Meltdown Over Trump T-Shirt, Assaults Customer

Great Moments In The History of Leftism

Mother of Migrant Child Who Died After Illegally Crossing Border Says She Sent Him on Treacherous Trip to Make it Easier for Her Husband to Cross

Mother of Migrant Child Who Died After Illegally Crossing Border Says She Sent Him on Treacherous Trip to Make it Easier for Her Husband to Cross

Not surprising, in the least.

Child Sacrifice
The boy’s mother Catarina Alonzo told Reuters that bringing children is the easiest way for migrants to be accepted into the US.  According to the Washington Post, the smugglers also charge less than half the price if a child is accompanying the adult “knowing that migrants can turn themselves in to border agents and will soon be released.”

Merkel: Nation States MUST “Give Up Sovereignty” to New World Order

Whore Of The Caliphate
“Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty”, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who told an audience in Berlin that sovereign nation states must not listen to the will of their citizens when it comes to questions of immigration, borders, or even sovereignty. 
No this wasn’t something Adolf Hitler said many decades ago, this is what German Chancellor Angela Merkel told attendants at an event by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin. 
Merkel has announced she won’t seek re-election in 2021 and it is clear she is attempting to push the globalist agenda to its disturbing conclusion before she stands down. 
“In an orderly fashion of course,” Merkel joked, attempting to lighten the mood. 
But Merkel has always had a tin ear for comedy and she soon launched into a dark speech condemning those in her own party who think Germany should have listened to the will of its citizens and refused to sign the controversial UN migration pact: 
“There were [politicians] who believed that they could decide when these agreements are no longer valid because they are representing The People”. 
“[But] the people are individuals who are living in a country, they are not a group who define themselves as the [German] people,” she stressed. 
Merkel has previously accused critics of the UN Global Compact for Safe and Orderly Migration of not being patriotic, saying “That is not patriotism, because patriotism is when you include others in German interests and accept win-win situations”. 
Her words echo recent comments by the deeply unpopular French President Emmanuel Macron who stated in a Remembrance Day speech that “patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism [because] nationalism is treason.”

Friday, December 28, 2018

ZZ Top
Tube Snake Boogie

Sarah Sanders to CBS: Democrats “Care More About Keeping Our Borders Open than Keeping Our Government Open”

Sarah Sanders to CBS: Democrats “Care More About Keeping Our Borders Open than Keeping Our Government Open” (VIDEO)

Bombshell: New Info Says Khashoggi Was A Foreign Influence Agent

Bombshell: New Info Says Khashoggi Was A Foreign Influence Agent


Who woulda thunk?

What extremist Muslim is NOT a Foreign Influence Agent?

Islam is invading force. All "devout" Muslims (those who believe in Sharia precepts such as putting gays and apostates to death, and Jihad against the Infidel) should be treated as such. They should be brought up on appropriate charges and imprisoned, or shipped out of the United States.

They should never be served a helping of the American Bill of Rights, because that is for actual citizens; people who are not fomenting a revolution against our government.

The Washington Post has caused itself a major scandal since it has come to light they and their martyred “reformer” Jamal Khashoggi were publishing anti-Saudi propaganda for Qatar. They tried to bury this in a pre-Christmas Saturday news dump, but that can’t stop the damage this will do to their reputation. 
“Text messages between Khashoggi and an executive at Qatar Foundation International show that the executive, Maggie Mitchell Salem, at times shaped the columns he submitted to The Washington Post, proposing topics, drafting material and prodding him to take a harder line against the Saudi government,” the Post wrote December 21. 
The Post says they were unaware of this, although Khashoggi’s Qatar connections were well known. They will have to answer for what is either incompetence in connecting these dots or simply not caring as Khashoggi’s attacks on President Trump and the Saudis fit right in with their narrative.
Here's Maggie Mitchell Salem's bio from the Qatar Foundation website:
As founding Executive Director, Maggie has championed K-12 Arabic language and Arab culture education since 2009. She’s particularly focused on ensuring young people have access to cross cultural experiences in their community, through virtual educational exchanges, as well as physical exchanges with peers in other countries.
Does this sound like an agenda we want in the United States?

It sounds like an agenda that is already big in the U.S., but not one that is GOOD for the US.

In fact, it is how they plan to set us up to be killed.

I have to wonder about the motives of anyone who has advocated for Khashoggi.

"Sultan Muhammad Abuljadayel has taken a stake of between 25% and 50% in Independent Digital News and Media..."

"Sultan Muhammad Abuljadayel has taken a stake of between 25% and 50% in Independent Digital News and Media..."

Jordan Peterson Answers Direct Question, From a Muslim, About Islam

Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib to be sworn in on Jefferson’s Qur’an: “Muslims were there at the beginning”

Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib to be sworn in on Jefferson’s Qur’an: “Muslims were there at the beginning”
Tlaib’s statement here is part of the ongoing effort to rewrite early American history to put Muslims in it, and to recast Thomas Jefferson as an Islamophilic multiculturalist. Reality was different. Jefferson owned a Qur’an because he understood that one must know one’s enemy in order to know how to defeat him. 
In 1786, Jefferson and John Adams met in London with Sidi Haji Abdrahaman, the eyalet (administer) of Tripolitania’s ambassador to London. Jefferson recounted in a letter to Congress what Abdrahaman’s response was when he and Adams asked him “concerning the ground of the pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury”: 
The ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of the Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have answered their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Mussulman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.
What Thomas Jefferson actually thought about Islam:
Jefferson had multiple encounters - confirming musselmen's lack of integrity & persistent vile threats....hence the birth of the US Marines and subsequent success with the Barbary War.

FTA: "In 1786 Jefferson and John Adams met in London with Sidi Haji Abdrahaman"....

Later, in 1805, Tunisian envoy to the US, Sidi Soliman Mellimelli visited for 6 months.
"The backdrop to this state visit was the ongoing conflict between the United States and the Barbary states, autonomous provinces of the Ottoman Empire that rimmed the Mediterranean coast of North Africa. Soon after the Revolutionary War, and the consequent loss of the British navy's protection, American merchant vessels had become prey for Barbary corsairs.3 Jefferson was outraged by the demands of ransom for civilians captured from American vessels and by the Barbary states' expectation of annual tribute to be paid as insurance against future seizures. He took an uncharacteristically hawkish position against the prevailing thought that it was cheaper to pay tribute than maintain a navy to protect shipping from piracy."&"For his part, the Tunisian was surprised at the social freedom women enjoyed in America and was especially intrigued by several delegations of Native Americans from the western territories then visiting Washington. Mellimelli inquired which prophet the Indians followed — Moses, Jesus Christ, or Mohammed. When the Indians replied "none," and explained that they worshipped "the Great Spirit" alone, he was reported to have pronounced them "vile hereticks."

Obese patients and smokers banned from "routine surgery" in 'most severe ever' rationing in the NHS

Obese people will be routinely refused operations across the NHS, health service bosses have warned, after one authority said it would limit procedures on an unprecedented scale. 
Hospital leaders in North Yorkshire said that patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above – as well as smokers – will be barred from most surgery for up to a year amid increasingly desperate measures to plug a funding black hole. 
The restrictions will apply to standard hip and knee operations. The decision, described by the Royal College of Surgeons as the “most severe the modern NHS has ever seen”, led to warnings that other trusts will soon be forced to follow suit and rationing will become the norm if the current funding crisis continues.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Ayatollah Khamenei And Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Say Muslims Love Jesus As Much As Christians Do

"We'll Give The Lefties Reason 
To Say "Muslims Love Jesus Too",
And Then The Infidels 
Will Fight Among Themselves Even More
It'll Be Funny As Hell" appears both Ayatollah Kamenei and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were in on the Christmas greetings this year as well. WTF are they up to now?

The value of #Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) to Muslims is definitely no less than the value, worth and esteem he has in the eyes of the Christian believers.

Iran’s Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Says ‘Merry Christmas’ 
Former president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad posted a video on Twitter Monday wishing followers a Merry Christmas. 
Ahmadinejad, who once declared, “I will stop Christianity in this country” while he was the president and whose tenure was characterized by the brutal repression of pro-democracy dissidents, also wished his Twitter followers a happy new year.
Iran, an Islamic theocracy, severely curbs the practice of faiths other than Shiite Islam. The Christian minority present in Iran is believed to number at around 350,000 and often suffers legal repercussions for not practicing the regime’s faith.

BREAKING: DOJ Colluding With Clinton Email Scandal Witnesses to Thwart Court-Ordered Discovery Efforts by Judicial Watch

Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch revealed on Wednesday that the DOJ is colluding with Hillary Clinton email scandal witnesses to thwart court-ordered discovery to stymie the watchdog’s efforts to gather evidence Judicial Watch appeared in a DC federal court last month on a motion to compel more testimony from Hillary Clinton as well as to make public video recordings of depositions of top Clinton aides such as Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. 
The court ruled that Hillary Clinton must answer more questions about the setting up of her private server. 
Hillary Clinton arrogantly answered that she set up the private server out of “convenience.”

New York Times Praises Hizbollah for Celebrating Christmas

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Women's March Leaders: Yes, We Stated and We Believe That Jews are White Supremacists

What? It's Just The "White Jews" I Don't Like

From Ace of Spades:
They had been reported as saying this previously by Tablet, but they claimed that that was a lie. Now they confirm it to the New York Times. If there were any doubt about the anti-Semitism of some of the leaders of the Women’s March, it's dissipating fast. 
In a New York Times article published on Sunday, when asked about a report that they had discussed the issue of Jewish women at their initial meeting days after President Trump’s election, two of the leaders, Tamika Mallory and Carmen Perez, admitted that they had, despite their claims in an earlier report in Tablet magazine that included this denial: 
To this day, Mallory and Bland deny any such statements were ever uttered, either at the first meeting or at Mallory’s apartment. 
"There was a particular conversation around how white women had centered themselves--and also around the dynamics of racial justice and why it was essential that racial justice be a part of the women's rights conversation," remembered Bland. But she and Mallory insisted it never had anything to do with Jews. 
"Carmen and I were very clear at that [first] meeting that we would not take on roles as workers or staff, but that we had to be in a leadership position in order for us to engage in the march," Mallory told Tablet, in an interview last week, adding that they had been particularly sensitive to the fact that they had been invited to the meeting by white women, and wanted to be sure they weren't about to enter into an unfair arrangement. 
"Other than that, there was no particular conversation about Jewish women, or any particular group of people." Then, when The New York Times spoke to Mallory about the meeting, she uttered a statement that might well be taken as an indictment of Jews themselves for white supremacist attacks on them, saying, "Since that conversation, we've all learned a lot about how while white Jews, as white people, uphold white supremacy, ALL Jews are targeted by it." 
They had previously denied bringing up the "Jewish question" at their first meeting, but now admit that yeah, they decided a first meeting would be a good time to discuss what role Jewish women would be permitted or not permitted in the leadership ranks of the Womens March.

Black Rainbows


Humpday Blues

Justin Johnson
Moonshiner's Blues

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Gavin McInnes Interviews Faith Goldy

Jane Seymour and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Good King Wenceslas

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The politics of Mike W. Barr

I found a guest post on the ultra-liberal Bleeding Cool written by veteran Mike W. Barr of Outsiders fame from September, about how DC's handling his creations in their transitions to cartoons, including one that introduces them through a Young Justice cartoon. What he says about the transformation of Halo is the upside, but, as you'll see at the end of the same paragraph, there's a very sad downside. And, he goofs in his references to Asian DCU cast members:
The ‘Net went a little nuts for a short time speculating on the identity of the third character. This is Halo, who, in her transition from comics to cartoon has been transformed from a cute blonde white girl to a cute Middle Eastern girl. I fully support Middle Eastern characters, but I object to the concept of race-bending simply to hammer diversity into the cast. (Imagine the uproar if Channing Tatum were cast as Black Lightning.) Given Halo’s origin, there is a way that she could be Middle Eastern, should the producers choose to use it. (Years back Alan Davis produced a Justice League “Elseworlds,” “The Nail 2,” in which Halo was black.) I would have been glad to advise on this. Many producers of TV, cartoons and comics feel more characters of overlooked ethnicities are needed. I agree, which is one reason why Jim and I created Katana, DC’s first-and-still-only Asian super-heroine. Others who feel the same should do what Jim and I did: create them, rather than change existing characters for the sake of change. But in these days, when an Islamophobic Idiot is sullying the White House, I do like the concept of a Muslim super-heroine and the fact that I am connected to her. Ambivalence abounds. As the King of Siam once said, “’Tis a puzzlement.”
Okay, he's made the bold point that race/gender/orientation-bending for the sake of diversity at the expense of what came before only makes things worse. But what a terrible shame he not only wrote up an indirect attack on Donald Trump as an Islamophobe, he's even cowardly implying he likes the concept of presenting a violent religion in a fully positive light, obviously with no questions to ever be raised about whether anything's wrong with Islam at all. And that moral equivalence only hinders his whole argument. He shouldn't have gone into that at all.

And, as anybody in-the-know about DC's creations knows, Katana's not the only Asian protagonist, superheroine or otherwise, in the DCU. As far back as the mid-to-late 70s, there was Lady Shiva Woosan, and later on in Justice League, there's Kimiyo Hoshi, the female Dr. Light, who didn't replace the male villain by that name wholesale, if it matters.

Following the error Barr made in his reference to Katana, he later added the following in response to readers who pointed it out:
One reader forwarded a link that disproved my contention that Katana, the co-creation of artist [Jim Aparo] and myself, was the only Asian super-heroine in the DCU. I had not heard of most of these characters; they seem to have been created after DC took me off the comp list. But I should have remembered Tsunami so that’s on me, and thanks for setting me straight.
This, honestly, is just the problem with some vets, especially in the age of the internet. They make no attempt to do searches on the web for information to confirm whether more have been added or not, suggesting a lack of faith in the medium they worked in, if they can't at least try to do the math. Though it's nothing compared to their ignorance on the components of Islam.

Anyway, since we're on the subject, I also found out that, whatever Barr's standings on the Outsiders themselves, they still got a remade origin recently in the pages of their new takes on Suicide Squad:
In this new Suicide Squad story, we get a different backstory for the Rebirth version of Halo, even though she's still painted as a weapon of mass destruction Katana found when Amanda Waller sent the assassin to Markovia. Katana rescued her, but kept her a secret from Waller, as she feared she'd use her as an operative for Task Force X. This reshaped story sees Katana, who now has a home and income thanks to Waller, preying on the villain's maternal instinct, using Waller to pull strings and help her officially become Halo's adoptive mother.

Changing Halo's name to Gabrielle, Katana clearly feels indebted to Waller, and thinks that by working for her the mastermind will be distracted from potentially discovering the girl's gifts. That may be difficult, though, as Halo still has trouble acclimatizing to simple concepts like love, gender or even mortality. This time, however, she has a mother instead of a watchman, like Batman, as Katana is caring for her and loving her as her own. Katana even admits to the Soultaker (the sword that houses her husband's soul) that she hopes her efforts with Halo will, in some way, make up for the death of her own children.
Man, does the part about gender sound fishy, suggesting identity politics are being shoved into this. Of course, let's not forget Barr was the writer of Camelot 3000 in the early 80s, which certainly came close to exploring the themes taken to extremes by today's SJWs.

It's certainly amazing Barr agrees that the kind of race/gender-bending that's become prevalent these past 5 years or so is contrived and adds nothing to the story as a result. But it's a terrible shame he takes such a naive view of Islam simultaneously, because superficial views of these issues don't solve the world's problems, and it's enough to wonder if these liberal writers ever had faith in the superhero/adventure themes they'd worked on years ago.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
I Saw Three Ships

Anna Hawkins

Luke 2:1-21
2 *And it came to pass in those days, that there went out aa decree from Caesar Augustus, that all bthe world should be ||taxed. (And this ctaxing was first made when Cyrenius dwas governor of ddSyria.) And all went to be ||taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also ewent up from fGalilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto gthe city of David, which is called Beth-lehem; h(because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be ||taxed with Mary ihis espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, kwhile they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth lher firstborn son, and mwrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a nmanger; because there was no room for them in the oinn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping ||watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord pcame upon them, and the qglory of the Lord shone round about them: and rthey were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For sunto you is born this day tin the city of David ua Saviour, which is xChrist ythe Lord. 12 And this shall be za sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe mwrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a nmanger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel aa multitude bof the heavenly host cpraising God, and saying,
14  dGlory to God ein the highest,
And on earth fpeace,
gGood will toward men.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto hBeth-lehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a nmanger. 17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. 18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 iBut Mary kkept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, lglorifying and cpraising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
21 *mAnd when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called nJESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.