December 31, 2008

No Justice, No Peace


‘When our 16 year old son was murdered ten months ago together with seven of his friends, the TV screens of the world were filled with scenes of the yeshiva library filled with blood, together with scenes of the residents of Gaza dancing in celebration and flashing “V” signs to one another for victory, handing out candies and firing into the air in celebration.

‘I do not deny that the current scenes in Gaza bypass my human intellect and instead find their way to the basic primitive yearning for revenge. But even more so they satisfy the fundamental yearning for justice. And anyone living in this land knows that there will yet come more pictures of innocent Jewish blood and more pictures of Gaza Arabs celebrating.

‘Everyone knows that there lives amongst us a large community of citizens, and it includes members of the Knesset. They - in spite of occasional clicking of the tongue and even a condemnation here or there of the atrocities - clearly desire more mass murders of (Israeli) civilians and bloodshed to prove that there is no choice but to negotiate with the Hamas, not to defeat it, but to capitulate to its demands.

‘The media commentators will go back to explaining to us that the strong is the weak and that the weak is the strong and about how the victims and casualties on our side make it necessary to negotiate with the Hamas. Governments around the world pour out advice for us about how to calm things down and negotiate, while everyone on earth knows that in our place they would undertake the most destructive and violent retaliations without a shed of moderation or mercy for any poor women and children.

‘Yet everyone is speaking about peace and no one is speaking about justice. It is time to stop the jabbering about peace and to address the question of justice. I met a grandmother with healthy common sense who used to say: “That which is evil is evil, and that which is good is good.”

‘Firing dozens of bullets at children studying in a yeshiva library is evil. Firing missiles for the purpose of killing civilians is evil. Causing agony to the families of the kidnapped is evil. And dancing for joy when innocent civilians are murdered by terrorists is evil. On the other hand, taking measures to kill the murderer before he is able to kill civilians again is good. To demolish the home of a terrorist in order to deter is good. And expelling people who identify with the Gaza murderers to go live in Gaza is VERY good.

‘And good things need to be done immediately, with no delay or ponderings and the darkness must be vanquished immediately.’

Burned bodies of US servicemen in Fallujah to cheers, candy and firing. And as the blackened torsos were dragged through the streets and hung to be laughed at, children danced alongside, catching the thrown candy, following the impromptu parade in sheer delight, while the adults flashed V signs and burned American flags. The same scenes after 9/11, in various countries. Thousands of people ululating and jumping around like chimps on coke everytime they commit some gross act of mass murder. The more blood, the more greusome, the more bizarre excitement.

Meanwhile, Hamas just approved crucifixion for Christians and Jews in the strip. The Hamas isn't too careful to hide why so many women and children are being killed - they're being used as human shields.

The inhuman acts of beheadings, stoning of a 17 year old Kurdish girl, the full footage of which I can't find anymore - just some of the lesser moments as seen on CNN. No footage of rocks hitting her head, of her clothes being stripped while she tried to cover herself but couldn't move.

The difference? Israelis don't do these things. They don't blow themselves up on Gaza buses, schools and libraries, then run through the streets jumping and screaming like chimps on crack out of sheer joy. They don't hide behind their mothers, sons, daughters, or the sick afterwards and then scream about how the evil Gazans killed innocents. They shoot at legitimate targets and do not do the chicken dance when people are killed. They do what they have to do to stop from being constantly shot at and threatened, to protect the lives of their children.

"Arab Other"? Yes, they're other. Neither Israel nor the US engages in those atrocities with bizarre displays of uncontainable and out of control JOY and GLEE. They respond with military strikes in order to STOP the killing from happening to their innocents any longer. The MEasterners who do, are "other" from me, and from any civilized, decent human being who does not rejoice in the loss of life, but does know that self-protection, protection of your land, and protection of your family/people is a necessary evil and they do not flinch from what must be done.

If they're like you, by all means join them. Do it over there, willya ffs? We're all stocked up with crazy here.

As to The Dignity - the comfy yacht peopled with Palestinian supporter activist protestors knowingly, illegally carrying who knows what - maybe food, maybe guns - in order to aid and abet the terrorists in Hamas against one of our actual allies, decided to confront and then outmaneuver a military blockade and despite warnings they lost. They also denied offers of help. They were protestors and activists who claim they did it to show that "Obviously no one can stop us." Oops. They did it to make the news and then pretend they were innocent bystanders just trying to help. To help terrorists. Good going. And one would hope this (if nothing else has accomplished the feat before) would discourage another McKinney run for president since she is either a media whore, a terrorist sympathizer, a friend to our enemies and our allies' enemies, and certainly a huge fruitcake. It's time to stop the nonsense where Israel keeps getting shot at and bearing mass murders of their children and bus passengers but the minute they try to make a strike and get such activities STOPPED suddenly the world calls out "Please, *stop the violence on both sides*!" or "Omg those poor Palestinians; they couldn't even AIM with those things (suicide bombers? What're those?) so it isn't fair to strike back with weapons you can actually aim at noncivilian targets!" and "Cease fire already! You've killed enough poor innocent Palestinians!"

Enough of this bullshit. I know they don't want to take back the strip (though it would be nice if they never gave it away wrongfully in the first place) but they have to by all means subdue it. And it's time to stop blaming the suicide bombers on those who are trying to STOP the massacres by giving the perpetrators of same a beatdown that will discourage such activity in the future. But I still wish they'd have the strip back; it isn't like Palestinians even existed when Israel was formed and took its rightful land.

Important reading on the subject.

December 28, 2008

Halfwits Quiz!

George Orwell said, "There are some ideas so preposterous only an intellectual could believe them." That goes for Hollywood Halfwits too. Let's have some fun with Halfwit quotes. The answers are hidden; you have to highlight the text to read them.

Susan Sarandon said, "The United States is a land that has raped every area of the world. In what year did she say this?

May 1991.

John Cusack said, "George Bush goes around massacring Iraqis and it's called collateral damage. I saw a country so bloodthirsty it began to refer to a war in which real people were dying in football terms...The worst part is that the American people were 100 percent behind it because they have nothing else to believe in When did he say it?

May 1991

Sean Penn said, "I don't think it scratches the surface of the rage that is felt, if not acted upon, by most of the people in the country where I live. I was brought up in a country that relished fear-based religion, corrupt government, and an entire white population living on stolen property that they murdered for and that is passed on from generation to generation." When did he say this?

May 1991

Oliver Stone said, "We have become the enemy - with a security state now second to none. Today we have come to live in total hatred, fear, and the desire to destroy. Bravo. Fear and conformity have triumphed." He also said, "I think America has to bleed. I think the corpses have to pile up. I think American boys have to die again. let the mothers weep and mourn." When did he say these?


Slight change of direction, but a movie quote in a scene acted by Joan Allen, "Larry has a friend that was in Vietnam and he killed a whole family of people in a hut. A mother, a father, three children, some uncles and aunts and a grandmother. Killed every one of them..." "Did Daddy kill like that?" "I don't know, but it wouldn't be unusual if he did. That's what they were sent over there to do.

This infantile, ludicrous, cartoon assessment of what the military's purpose is has never failed to stun me, but is it surprising that a young new president with absolutely no experience whatsoever believes that's exactly what they do? He was raised on that shit, same as all the people who voted for him. Of course his claim is that we're carpet-bombing villages and killing civilians in Afghanistan, and the movie quote above was from "In Country" about Vietnam in 1989. Same lie, different day. And the little spooners just lap it up with their spoons and spew it out time after time after time, but each time with a little more rage, each time a little more fevered, each time with a little extra stamp of the foot. It still isn't true, but their faces turn blue anyway. How disturbing is it to you that an entire generation and more has been literally raised on these lies, the same exact ones, half the time with the same names? I don't want to take away hope at this time of year, but that's pretty grim. And it needs to be fought on every level. More on this later; but I wanted to get the basics out immediately.

2008: The Year Man-Made Global Warming Was Disproved. Hehe.

December 23, 2008

Best Christmas Potion Ever

It's all here. Of course look at the home page, the faq, et. al. but the demonstration is really good. This stuff hasn't been legal in the US for nigh about a hundred years; get while the gettin's good. I wish I'd seen the demo before I tried the stuff, because then I'd have known that only lunatics drink it straight. Live and learn. If I could afford to drink expensive hooch, I'd drink this anytime I was ever going to drink. It's like liquid magic mushrooms or something. Except you get drunk. Happily. And then go sleepy. And dream of hundreds of little creatures like these:


December 22, 2008

Yes, Virginia, There IS Media Bias!

It's time to play Name! That! Party! The wild-n-wacky game that's sweeping the nation. Pick a newspaper article from the Associated (with evil) Press about a corrupt politician - any corrupt politician who is now in a buttload of butthurt. Scan the article for references to his party affiliation - you know, that D or R next to his or her name. Keep going - you can do this all day. Notice something? If you really looked, you see it.

There are no Ds! Oh you can find Rs galore - a single piece might contain eight or ten Rs, usually in 18pt blood red font, but then there are these puzzling pieces that contain no reference to the crook's party. I am going to tell you how to win this game every single time. I am going to tell you the secret of the champions.

WHEN THERE IS NO MENTION OF THE PARTY, THE PARTY IS DIMOCRAT. It is when a Dim is in trouble that party suddenly ceases to exist - even if the AP has to literally SCRUB mention of it from local articles that felt it was necessary to include! This is against their policy and it is quite clearly deliberate, but Name! That! Party! is the proof for even the dumbest among us (usually "journalists" fresh out of college) that Yes, Virginia, there IS a Media Bias! Have a looksee over here and you will know for your very own self. And pay attention from now on, dipshits - next time one of you leftist "journalists" tells me there is no media bias, I'm going to spit in your face, and then laugh uproariously. What a bunch of phony shits.

Speaking of which, there is an important piece up at Protein Wisdom about the fact that president Bush has consistently allowed the press and the public to spew the vilest, most insane accusations about him and with never a word of protest or correction. The vision many people have of him is of a mental retardate who nonetheless has gumped his way into ripping apart millions of people with his bear hands and feasting on their viscera, while shooting women in the uterus in the off hours, just for fun. It's the most ridiculous caricature I've ever seen of any president in my lifetime, but he's pretty much said nothing, waiting instead for the record to bear him out in the long run. And damn the consequences in the now. Naturally most of their most hysterical ravings are just moonbat guano and of course in the end that may all come right; but that isn't going to set people right, any more than people who remember Waco and who believed the press at the time. Sure we now know that it was a mass murder by the government, but how many people who are old enough to remember it really know that? How many still say "Those people were crazy killing themselves like that" or use Koresh as some sort of boogeyman figure? The damage is done regardless. Just as the damage Bush has allowed to be done by never SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT when in fact he should have been doing so. So this is mandatory reading, and an object lesson for WHAT NOT TO F*$&ING DO NEXT TIME.

UPDATE: Bush's hundreds of private hours spent personally comforting grieving families and wounded soldiers. Stands a stark contrast not only to Obama, who simply refused to visit them at all when he found out no cameras were allowed, but also to the monstrous image of Bush created by the left.

December 19, 2008

Anyone Here Seen My Old Friend Fred?

Can you tell me where he's gone? More important, can you tell me why this genius ended up on the scrapheap while we got saddled with fucking MCCAIN???!!! The one primary candidate who had an economic clue - the only ONE - and who had the ability to explain CLEARLY, SUCCINCTLY and in LAYMAN'S terms (entertaining terms as well) just exactly what it all meant, and we got MCCAIN instead?

It's a thought to slit your wrists by, it really is. But enjoy watching Fred. God grant we can put this guy in the driver's seat where he actually BELONGS next time.

While you're thinking about the economic situation, take a look at this. He links to the original lunatic screed he's eviscerating, so you can look at that too, if you must. I think the excerpts are sufficient for that bigoted, mentally retarded, hate-riddled nonsense; yet the nonsensical hate screed is published in Salon - what the hell is wrong with you media people? If people don't get chills down their spine by the constant calls for **MASSIVE FEDERAL EXPANSION OF POWER** in order to - IN ORDER TO - squash Southern businesses because they are actually succeeding, then the blatant and vicious bigotry ought to make them furious anyway. The premise would be funny if the hatred weren't so visceral and if it weren't being published in a major publication. At any rate, this guy puts that nonsense right in its proper place quite handily, and I highly recommend reading it. Since what we are facing right now IS a massive expansion of federal power, and since it is actually genuinely possible to face a coming civil war if power grabs continue and expand. Good times.

December 16, 2008

Blago's X-Box

Ok, this actually had me laughing out loud - really laughing hard. I think you'll agree; just be sure to watch to the last line - one final belly laugh. However, I still think Hitler's X-Box is the champ. Enjoy.

Kids these days are so violent. Just ask Daisy Owl - a very funny new webcomic.

Job Loss - From the Horse's Mouth

H/T to the Emperor

When the jobs report for November came out last week, many so-called "experts" were shocked at the massive loss of an estimated 533 thousand jobs. Even a Time /CNN organization called "The Curious Capitalists" were at a loss to explain it.

Let me attempt to help out these "curious capitalists" (though I am still skeptical that anyone working for CNN or Time is either curious or a capitalist). I caused part of this job loss and I know precisely why; the election. The results portend big trouble for small business.

The job destruction process has started. We are about 20% of the way through our ramp down process and on schedule to complete the shut down by spring 2009. Watch the financial news and you will see continued job cuts each month. We are not alone in our strategy. Far from it. Atlas has shrugged all over the country.

Like many business owners, we are no longer willing to take all of the financial and legal risks and put up with all of the aggravation of owning and running a business. Not with the prospects of even higher taxes, more regulation, more litigation and more emboldened bureaucrats on the horizon. Like others we know, we are getting out while the getting is, well, tolerable. Many who aren't getting out are scaling back.

It's pathetic how 180 degrees wrong the left is when they see these reports. It seems so patently obvious to anyone with a shred of economic understanding (and seriously, I do mean a shred - you do not need advanced knowledge here to understand the obvious) and yet they get it 100% wrong, time after time after time. That's what you get substituting indoctrination for knowledge. No commentary on the article required; you likely knew all this anyway, but it's always good to get a first-person perspective.

December 15, 2008

Rush To Judgment - UPDATED

We mustn't rush to judgment as to why Sarah Palin's church in Wasilla was burned down in an arson incident.

We mustn't rush to judgment as to whether Obama is involved (say, up to his f$%^ing eyeballs) in the sale of his senate seat.

Bullshit. I'm hopping in a rocket car and burning tracks to judgment so quick that the smoke of the fumes will burn your nostrils before the light from the flames reaches your retinas. If any of it turns out not to be true, I will not for a moment acknowledge the possibility, and will cling tenaciously to my judgment, because in the end it really doesn't matter anyway. Did proof matter to the "Truthers"? In this case it's far more justified, anyway. Obama's a filthy crook, a Chicago street thug, and the left hates Christian churches and has been fomenting that hatred among their minions for so long that it takes form in fires and hate crimes (such as the old woman having her cross stomped to the ground by angry Prop 8 protestors.) You think I'm crazy? The left has already seriously suggested that Palin HERSELF (or the ladies inside) set the fire for political reasons. So you dare not cast aspersions, you fucking lunatics. This is just the start of getting back what you've dished out, and dished out, and shoved down our throats ceaselessly until good and tolerant people are SICK TO THE TEETH of it. Too many of us have zero - that is ZERO - tolerance left for you and your ilk.

It isn't going to be pretty.

UPDATE: There was accelerant poured around the building, particularly the entrances. Take a look at the comments there, and shudder and weep. Not my countrymen. I seem to remember a church bombing that killed 4 little girls that caused the whole country to reel. This one contained two women and two little girls. I don't see a whole lot of media attention; comments give you an idea why. Countrymen? Not even human.

December 9, 2008

Out of Egypt

He made a politically incorrect mistake - he seems to think the fight is between *Islam* and the US/allies. Gonna be embarassing when someone points that out to him.

The religion of peace.

Palin Snubs Oprah

Oprah's feeling hurt. I'm not sure how this constitutes news, but leave it to Yahoo, right? Not a site I visit voluntarily, but it's the homepage at work, whaddayagonnado?

I think this is very simple - Sarah Palin has been just absolutely flooded, inundated with offers to speak all over the world. Great - more power to her. Looks like some foreign countries can appreciate people that the left in this country would rather just stomp on.

Apparently, one of these offers to speak came from none other than the blowhard herself, Oprah Winfrey. After she said during the campaign, in her sheer terror of the Thrilla from Wasilla, that she absolutely would NOT be having Sarah Palin on her show. Not that I think Palin necessarily would have gone on anyway - she has some class. But Oprah seems to think everyone is standing around slavering and drooling and panting for a seat on her couch. Maybe some people are, but not anyone I want or need to listen to. Palin's got offers all over the globe; I don't think she needs Oprah anyway.

For the record I used to watch Oprah in the very beginning when she went on television. In those days it was mostly a "freak" show - you'd see people like Michael Alig and company, a lot of transsexuals and transvestites, anything that you just didn't see in the course of your everyday life very much but could be made sensationalistic. She went on the liquid diet and one day came out skinny (I knew that one was a bad, bad idea.) When that failed to stick, she did start doing somewhat more serious topics, but by the time 1990 or so rolled around and I was 23 with two babies, I was already sick of her crap. When she started getting heavy on the new-age, mystical nonsense, that was the absolute end of it for me. Anyway, there were lots of others to choose from. There was Mo Gaffney, Gordon Elliot, Sally Jessy, and a bunch of court shows that were a lot better than talk shows. I never watched Oprah again, until I accidentally caught an episode in 2006. My write-up from the time is below. I bet you were dying to know about my television-watching habits!

But the point is, Oprah is not only puzzled, she's hurt and pissed that Sarah Palin hasn't answered her request.

"I said I would be happy to talk to Sarah Palin when the election was over,” Winfrey tells Extra. “I went and tried to talk to Sarah Palin and instead she talked to Greta [Van Susteren]. She talked to Matt [Lauer]. She talked to Larry [King]. But she didn't talk to me."

Awwww. Oprah? Take the hint. The lady is just too nice to say "Fuck you." But just as she was thinking it really hard at Katie Couric, so hard she stopped giving answers (because it wasn't a real interview), she's thinking it at you. Be glad she's too nice to tell you what she's thinking, or she might scorch you into silence forever. For that matter, Couric ought to be glad of that too.

Yahoo's take on it?

Do you think Palin is avoiding Oprah because she’s intimidated and knows the host is a staunch Obama supporter?
Yeah, that's it, Yahoo - she's intimidated. What the hell is wrong with these people?

For fun, I figured I'd include my reaction to Oprah's stupid show, the one I've actually watched in the last 16 years or so. Since it's still good, I figured I'd share it with you all.

OPRAH - 2006

She hasn't changed. At all. She's still an idiot with a trash TV show. But now she's an idiot with a trash TV show and a great deal of money, power and clout. Not a good thing.

Anyway it caught my interest because Bill and Melinda Gates were going to be on, and it was a two-parter on the "Crisis in Education." Hey guys! We're the government and we f&^%ed up. These things we call schools aren't educating, the city schools are overcrowded and a cesspool of criminal activity that we use to warehouse future inmates as long as possible. This system doesn't work. (Duh.) SO give us more power and more money. (Wtf?) Let us have the children all year and for longer days. (Wtf?) The Gates were touting their experimental school (calling the current system obsolete, which is true) where they are busy training future MS drones. Yes, I said it. There are no books. Yes, that's what I said. NO BOOKS, no lectures in HTH (High Tech High.) It's all hands-on hive training. It's still better than what the government is dishing up, at least MS produces something that people want. They aren't stealing our hard-earned money to finance their indoctrination.

There are some charter schools called KIPP now, the Knowledge is Power Project. They teach their lessons to grade schoolers in Rap. All the lessons are in rap. Yep. Don't ask me. They keep the kids until like 6 PM every day, mandatory summer school, mandatory weekends, 3 hours of homework a night (more rap?) and teachers on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That's Oprah's idea of the next Great Thing. Apparently more is better. If only *everyone* would graduate and go on to college, the World Will Be a Better Place. Again, don't ask me. (As though the colleges teaching what SHOULD have been taught in grammar and middle school are doing the world a favor - hey, they keep 'em off the streets, and that isn't even my words, it's the proponents' own words.)

They interviewed some of the KIPP kids, about ten years old, to ask what their future goals were. "COLLIDGE" they all loudly proclaimed. The guy asked "Why are you thinking about that now? You're all of ten." One boy answered honestly, "That's what they teach us!" Hey, you can't write this stuff. One HTH girl explained that when Gates was trying to divide the larger school into two smaller ones (one his experimental school) she and her friends were active in protests against it. Once again, do NOT ask me. (I'll ask you - pretty stupid to protest against smaller class sizes when you have 38 desks for 45 students right? Right? But they didn't want it anyway.) But now - oh now, oh glory, she WILL go to college to pursue her lifelong *dream*...wait for it...of being a teacher.

If you can drill it into them long enough how wonderful this thing called "education" is (that isn't what it is, just what it's called) many of them really believe it. Enough of them to think that the longer they stay in it the better. And what's better than, after having spent 16 or more years being drilled as such (and knowing less than any high schooler of a century ago) to "Give Something Back"? How do you do that? Why, by entering the school system yourself, this time on the other side of the desk. I've seen this too many times to count - people hailed as successes because after having spent nearly two decades in school (yet somehow still sounding like unintelligent, poorly taught kids) they have now become administrators in the very same system that kept them off the streets. No real desire to go on to learn something beyond this, nothing to actually DO or pursue - just keep more kids off the streets and in the system, so they can perpetuate it later. On confiscatory tax dollars. Yes, it's a better life than a street life, you get an inflated wage from confiscated money dished out in poorly managed systems under charge of the government, and get to keep others in the government system too. Win-win. Right? Right? Or could it just be that this system is in large part responsible for the poor conditions that lead to "dropouts comprising 84% of those incarcerated in penal institutions"? Has anyone considered that one major result is being mistaken for one major cause? (The poor bastards they talked to in jail were just POSITIVE that had they merely graduated from high school - not learned anything, but graduated mind you) they would not now be in jail. Somehow magically they would have had a good job handed to them, one that paid enough to live on and keep them honest. Boy is that an unrealistic dream - but that's what they were taught; they were all in school long enough to learn that lie. Of course maybe some of them would have gone on to be teachers.

Problem is it's so ingrained into the entire population and so huge, I really can't give an answer. The system has to go, but it's not going to. And it's going to perpetuate itself into a worse one than it is now, just as it has been doing for a long time.

Daily groan: Illinois governor - hehe, lovable little scamp! but Bush/Cheney/Rove? ADOLPH HITLER INDICT HIM AND LOCK HIM UP FOREVER!


December 7, 2008

Free Trade and The Burqua

I meet Muslim women fairly regularly. I met hundreds when I went to Great Adventure on Muslim Youth day some years ago. Most times they wear just a veil; but occasionally they have the whole deal as I pictured above. From a distance, when you catch the first glimpse it is always a slight shock and a double-take. If you've never seen one of those outfits in person, don't ask me to explain that - and if you have and did not feel any startle, great. I do, and the people I know do. When you get closer to her, though, at least all the times I've met them, they have the beautiful eye makeup. Since that's all you can see, and you can only see it up close, it's very striking. The last two women I met, one was wearing a black one, and one a white - the accompanying eye makeup colors in each case was chosen well, to make her eyes stand out to the greatest effect in contrast to the color. Well, you can see above - they really know what they're doing, and they all look like they have the most beautiful eyes. But this is beside the point. What I have never seen in person is a full Burqua.

The above, I've never seen. I have always been disturbed by the Ninja-type getups, but it's always nice to see that the women in them are expressing themselves in some way, even if you do have to get up close to appreciate it. The full Burqua allows nothing like that. It's like The Man In the Iron Mask except they presumably get to take it off at home and it doesn't weigh as much.

That's partly why this story gave me something of a thrill.

After 9/11, Betsy Beamon went to Afghanistan to help the women who had been badly abused by the Taliban system for over 7 years. Naturally, all people had been abused by it, including children, boys, and men; but the stories of the women whose visages had been erased from sight and who would be beaten if they didn't wear these hideous things or tried to get work, understandably captured the attention of much of the free world. Beamon started the Women of Hope Project, and now works with over a thousand Afghani women to help make themselves and their families a better life. With the Taliban deposed by the U.S. Military and Afghanis themselves, the suffocating garments are now used in something they hadn't been able to do since 1994 - trade.

The women can take one of her old burquas and make 35 mini-burquas, which are the size to fit over wine bottles. Yeah, it's weird. When you're shopping in Kabul, as is the woman in the above picture, and you see something so different and you know the money is going to a woman who suffered under such an evil regime, you might just want to buy one. I would certainly buy something created by one of these people - there is nothing like finally being able to trade, to work, to make things, to exercise your talents, and earn something of your own to throw off the misery of the shackles that bound you. Doubly so when you can take the shitting symbol of that misery - in this case the burqua - combine it with your talent, and make something of value for yourself and your family. There are 1000 women working with the project; 100 that work with Beamon directly and who employ helpers of their own. Currently they are selling handmade and hand-embroidered Christmas ornaments, table runners of red and green, pillows, dolls, things with crosses on them, etc. It IS illegal to spread Christianity there, but if you mention this to them, they just shrug and say, "It's Christmas."

They don't know why foreigners like the wine bottle burquas, but they rather nonchalantly figure it must be interesting to them. If you want to buy something pretty and assist these people in making a new life for themselves, go to the Women of Hope Project link above and see what you can find. Personally I wouldn't go for the wine bottle burqua, but there are lots of other things going on. One woman is such a talented embroiderer that she can make any picture she sees - her next project is going to be a Michael Jackson pillow heh. Once the practice of free trade takes root and people get a taste of better things, it's that much harder for an oppressive regime to take over again. You have to wait until they're so prosperous that guilt sets in and someone can convince them they need to spread the wealth - I'll be as glad as anyone to see them get towards that point.

Humor alert! IMAO has a new "In My World" feature up. If you've never pictured Bush in a hat with a huge feather plume, I suggest reading it. These guys are hilarious!

Unhinged. No, seriously - LOOK at that. Exponentially unhinged.

Guinea Piggin'

What guinea pigs would sing, if they could.

They're smart.

And cute.

December 5, 2008

Youthy! Hopey! Changey!

If this is the future of the Republican Party, they've REALLY been missing the point. I hope they have drawn from the message that McCain was dead in the water until he brought out Palin, as opposed to listening to the exact opposite message and going off on wild tangents, like they do in this piece. Then again it's the Washington Post - credibility? Zero. Credibility with the GOP? Unknown.

Already, a fierce fight is looming between him and other Republicans -- former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who arrived in Iowa a couple of days before him, and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who is said to be coming at some point -- for the hearts of social conservatives.

"The Republicans really have no choice except to look at some people more youthful if they want to have a better chance of winning," said Betty E. Johnson, an independent and the wife of a Cedar Rapids pastor, who voted for George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004 but who went for Obama over 72-year-old John McCain. "I liked Obama's energy and hope. I don't know, but maybe a younger person would give Republicans a feeling of more energy, openness."

Ok first of all, Betty? STFU. No one is listening to you except the latte-sipping entrenched elite GOP dinosaurs who haven't been genuine liberals for a long time. You know, the people who gave us MCCAIN as an option to begin with, who swore that if only the so-called "right" would swing far enough "left" they would be so much more palatable to...assholes like you. I'm not surprised that someone who would say something this stupid was one of those "swing votes" that supposedly decide every race - those people who can't make a simple decision and don't stand on any sort of principles whatsoever, who don't actually BELIEVE in anything so they would vote based on shallow bullshit like you just acknowledged you do. You know, things that don't matter in the slightest, like "youthy" and "hopey" and "changey" and, even better, a "feeling" of "energy". What in hell do any of those things have to do with a candidate's stance on the role of government in individual lives? With his understanding of free market economics? With his understanding of the Constitution? On the other hand, I'm not surprised that someone with no understanding of any of the above, with no actual core beliefs or stances of her own, would have voted for Bush and then Obama. Bush was slightly to the right of McCain on several things (which isn't saying much, or anything) but not very far and not very many. You vote on a whim, on a feeling, on the cover of the Rolling Stone. Real wise there, Betty.

And no wonder!! Ooooooh look! They put all that pretty glowy stuff around him! They called it "A New Hope" - that sounds so hopey, and it makes reference to Star Wars! I liked Star Wars!!!!! Out with the old, in with the new, I'm convinced!

Hey, I have the perfect candidate for you, Betty - try the Black Vulcan of DC comic superhero fame. He wasn't there to DO anything; he basically mouthed empty platitudes occasionally. Which is exactly what you like!

Then again, I guess that's exactly what you already got. But maybe the Republicans can come up with that guy for the next election; they won't have to shop in the lightning effects; he comes with his own. You saucy independent, you!

Jindal is, above all else, a political meteor, sharing Obama's precocious skills for reaching the firmament in a hurry.

You say that like it's a good thing. I guess being a Chicago street thug politician, having opponents from your own party wiped off the ballot via back room stilettos, and not fulfilling your senate duties but instead lying ("I'm not going to seek the presidency; I'd have to start campaigning right now" then turning around and doing exactly that), building a months-long record of voting "present" and then spending the lion's share of your Senate time campaigning on the people's dimes (and billions) is pretty impressive, if you like that sort of thing. But most people don't. If that's what Jindal has to offer, I'll pass.

Jindal is his own invention, in the mold of an Obama.

Again, you say that like it's a good thing.

The Louisiana governor at the time, Murphy J. "Mike" Foster Jr., turned to a 25-year-old Jindal to shore up Louisiana's Medicaid program, which had fallen badly into debt. By the time Jindal finished, he had shut down some state hospitals and had the program running a surplus. "He had to close a hospital in my district, but he didn't hesitate doing what he had to do,"

Promising. Keep going.

The record is still evolving, like the rest of him. But social conservatives like what they have heard about the public and private Jindal: his steadfast opposition to abortion without exceptions


his disapproval of embryonic stem cell research

What role should a president play in this exactly? Does anyone ever address the PROPER, the CONSTITUTIONAL role of the Federal Government anymore? Can we MAYBE leave that up to the states? Oh whatever.

his and his wife Supriya's decision in 1997 to enter into a Louisiana covenant marriage that prohibits no-fault divorce in the state

Ok this one I like. Covenant marriage is a voluntary, optional marriage contract which exists in addition to the regular marriage option. It involves premarital counseling and generally is of more interest to people who want to have children. For people who wanted the kinds of protections it offers, it serves a purpose that a pre-nup could not. I don't know why more states haven't opted to offer this option, but it would be nice.

and his decision in June to sign into law the Louisiana Science Education Act, a bill heartily supported by creationists that permits public school teachers to educate students about both the theory of "scientific design" and criticisms of Darwinian evolutionary concepts.

Well...better to offer meaningful school choice, or to perhaps actually TEACH the scientific method and what purpose it serves. Because then the valid criticisms of Darwinism (and there are many) would make more sense. Trying to improve education in this fashion is like trying to unsink the Titanic by rearranging deck chairs. That's the first time I actually understood that analogy; because it is completely accurate in this case. Trying to save a system that is irretrievably lost and was wrong in concept to begin with, and still missing the larger point. But I will say that at least if they do acknowledge that there *are* competing theories in science; that while the overarching consensus (which does not mean law, but can often serve well) may be for the basic theory or model X, there are valid and important criticisms which leave the door open for further scientific inquiry. Considering what we're learning about "non-renewable fossil fuels", the alleged medical science behind anti-obesity and dieting initiatives, and the "global warming" scam, this is not a bad thing - it takes a small step away from full-out indoctrination of children, which is what most mandatory government schooling consists of. Witness the youth who voted in the current superhero superstar and their inconceivable ignorance on the actual issues. I rest my case.

Jindal: "Look, I think the American people are tired of campaigns and politics. We need to get behind our new president and our new Congress, support them, and stop being Democrats and Republicans. We need to work together to make sure our government is successful."

BZZZZZT! Wrong answer. You are the weakest link, goodbye. I actually have never understood this. Why would I "get behind" (what does that mean anyway?) someone and help them to violate the constitution of the country when they're sworn to uphold it? Why would I support this person's initiatives that can only serve to deny our constitutional liberties, destroy the basis of the free market economy which is the only possible economic system under our constitution, and keep his promise to severely curtail our national defense, which is the ONE thing the constitution says is in the legitimate scope of his duties to do? If by "get behind" you mean "fight to the death to stop him doing the things he promised to do" then yeah...I take your meaning. I'm sorry if that's mean-spirited Mr. Jindal, but fighting for the constitution is obviously NOT "politics as usual" because not a single freaking candidate has shown up to DO it since 1984 for crying out loud.

This won him appreciative laughs, which grew into loud applause as he told about a rough-talking, no-nonsense Louisiana sheriff who had exhibited even less patience with bureaucrats. "You don't succeed by waiting for FEMA to tell you what to do," he declared. "You tell them what you need."

Yeah, I know, the day Bush called down a hurricane from the heavens because he hates black people and wants to kill them. I don't know why he didn't call it down on Washington Heights. The day that the Mayor of New Orleans got punked because he had hundreds and hundreds of buses at his disposal (below) but didn't have an evacuation plan and didn't enact one to any effective degree, so he cried that it was all Bush's fault. It is a genuine travesty that the mayor was so incompetent and corrupt that despite that he KNEW all this was a distinct and immediate danger (you're living below sea level - might want to have an evacuation plan in place, complete with drivers for that sea of buses that you didn't bother to deploy), that people had to suffer and die. It really is.

When Ike threatened Galveston, they ORDERED people to get the hell out. It hadn't been under such a threat since 1900, but they STILL managed to get most of the people OUT of Dodge. They warned them in no uncertain terms that if they did not get out they faced certain death. They conducted an evacuation and did not fail to warn the people. That is what the Mayor's job IS. It is not the president's job or his responsibility to get people out so they don't die. Mayors are not supposed to live it up on the taxpayer's dime and then skate when they let their own city drown. In Galveston, they couldn't have been more clear. The people who stayed cost the coming rescuers serious danger and money. It was not their fault; if you refuse to leave when they tell you you face certain death, it's you responsibility to take the proffered ride out of town. I'm sorry the NO mayor didn't take this responsibility seriously; it cost many people their lives.

It was a speech devoted in large part to a skewering of federal bureaucracies, which was red meat for the breakfast attendees who showed their appreciation for his praise of the private sector and of faith-based organizations that he said had aided Louisiana. "If you ever get cynical, come down to Louisiana," he said, and then lauded those gathered for their "generous response" during his state's crises. "Know this: We will rebuild. Our people are strong and resilient. Thank y'all very much."

The Thomsons pressed forward to shake his hand and have their picture taken alongside him. "He's a great speaker," whispered Rosemary Thomson. "He's enthusiastic. He has a background of success . . . with those hurricanes, where others failed. But it's too early to support anyone. There's a long ways to go."

Rose? You sound like Betty. I'm not surprised that a speech that makes you feely goody is enough to give you a tingle down your leg. There's a long way to go. Maybe by 2011 they really can get the Black Vulcan to run and you'll really be excited. He'll dazzle you with empty rhetoric and make you dizzy with lightning effects, and that'll be your guy. If we can convince him to pick Spiderman as his VP, all the better. Batman's a little dark; maybe he can get a cabinet post. I really hope the GOP doesn't take this direction; I hope they can get a clue and run a real candidate for the RIGHT reasons. Try the constitution; it often works. If no one tries it soon, then all I can hope for is that the AIP really does get their vote and secede, because there will be nothing left here worth allegiance to.

My dream ticket for the time being? In no particular order, Fred Thompson/Sarah Palin. I hear stirrings of others out there who might serve well also. I pray someone hears the cry of the true liberals among us, the true supporters of the Constitution, those who still love this country despite all that's gone by, and stops all this ridiculous nonsense of hopey/changey/youthy/feely-goody. It's way overdue. You've already TRIED the leftists who allegedly could win these idiots and it's WRONG as well as unsuccessful. Stop it.

December 4, 2008

The Funny of the Year

Oh, it's so freeing not to be terminally offended and find so many things funny - even when you're a bit down about the state of the union. Still, I think this has got to be the funniest thing I've read all year. Why I can't come up with stuff like this I'll never know, but at least I can share it with you! Sample and link below.

“Is my seal big enough?” Obama asked the press as he pointed to the big seal on the front of his podium. “Can you all tell I’m going to be the president?”

“We get it, Obama,” one of the press answered.

“Anyway, Biden and I are here to introduce our new national security team.”

“Hi, everybody. Good be here,” Biden said.

“I’m limiting him to five words per statement to try and limiting him saying anything embarrassing,” Obama explained.

Biden put his hand on Obama’s shoulder. “Clean and articulate, though black.”

“Are we supposed to know who that old white guy is?” one reporter whisper to another.

“I think he’s who Obama ran against.”

Read the rest of it here. If you can come back with your sides splitting, do let me know how hard and how long you laughed - I'm still going. Hehe.

Now if SNL had any balls at all? They would use the bit about the five words and the clean and articulate bit on SNL exactly as written. That would beat Tina Fey all to hell and it would be HILARIOUS! Lorne Michaels, I'm talking to you! Capitalize on this, because Biden is FUNNY!

November 30, 2008

What's This?

Well, Mr. Trudeau, I would have thought you'd gotten that Palin-bile out of your system by now - you know, after you viciously slimed her entire family and her to the satisfaction of even the most ardent Palin-haters. What's this with devoting a full WEEK to sliming her some more even though she's safely ensconced back in Alaska at her regular job, running, you know, the state, and having lost the election weeks before? And with your guy off and running in the new and esteemed "Office of the President-Elect"? Could you be just a little bit, oh, I just wonder, SCARED? I've heard it said this fear was there but I haven't been keeping up on the lefties so much now, and I wasn't sure it was true. Until I saw that week's worth of comics. For most people, a loss of the election is pretty much the end of story, and with all that hopeychangeyness coming your way, wouldn't you be all, like, celebrating and shit?

As to 40 years of being woefully ignorant of how the world works...well I guess you oughta know. Palin's been busy accomplishing things in that time; not just spouting fascist stupidity for the amusement of leftist onlookers. I think what you're really afraid of is that despite her folksy demeanor and way of talking, it came to light that she's really a hell of a lot smarter than anyone thought a "Christopathic* Godbag Reactionary Mere Mother" could ever be. And if I were you, I'd feel the same way. It surprised me, to be honest, though I don't know why, when I ought to know better (since I'm one of those Christopathic Godbag Reactionary Mere Mothers" myself and I've been smart all my life, and took time to educate myself as well.) Well, good luck with that; I really don't envy you all the hangover you're going to have when your utopian Stalinist dreams come to ruin.

*I just saw the term Christopathic used somewhere to refer to Bush - add it to the list! One more name I can invent for the fascist Obamaniacs!


If only there were SOME WAY for Obama to win over the media...


Did you know that the election of Barack Obama is the most historic moment in American history?

You didn't?

Well, Teri Hatcher says so. I think she needs a serious history course.

November 26, 2008

To Trolly Laura

I'm posting this especially for Laura, who thought I showed incredibly poor taste with my African-American Widow post - hey, I was being PC dammit - all I do for you people and no respect! Hmph. And I thought the dress was cooler than ever once I realized it was totally a spider dress. But anyway, I just found out that Ann Coulter has been injured and had her jaw wired shut. Heh - now honestly, I like Ann Coulter and she makes me laugh like few people do, but even I can appreciate the irony. I'm betting she can too. Naturally I wish her a speedy recovery with little pain. And I'm hoping that tomorrow's column will be extra funny, maybe some Percocet will loosen her up more than usual. But I want to take this opportunity to thank the left for staying so classy, and for celebrating Coulter's injury with such glee and joie de vivre. The same glee with which they celebrated when Rush Limbaugh went deaf. The same glee with which they greeted the news that his deafness might have been caused by his drug addiction. The same glee I felt when the blue stained dress came out (though you'll notice that isn't quite the same thing is it?) Hmm, is there anything comparable? Here's one - I feel nothing when an abortion doctor gets killed. I don't feel happy or sad. So make of that what you will; at any rate I don't take a political position on abortion except to return it to the states and that's tepid. So there's my confession. The point is, you're doing your Schadenfreude dance yet again over the suffering of a conservative, and that makes me happy. Because your turn will come and I get to enjoy it as well.

The LA Times rejoices! (And were hoping that someone had assaulted her so that they could, get this, throw roses to him. Oh, that classy, objective, LA Times - Release the Khalidi tape you shitheads!)

Olbermann, classy "journalist" that he is, rejoices and makes a semi-funny joke.

It's the best news Jezebel's heard all day!

And the list goes on and on and on, and the nekkid happy dance goes on everywhere in the lefty's world.

Bottom line, Laura, don't you wish you had picked ANOTHER day and A DIFFERENT subject to fuck with me on? You look like a real asshole now. LOL

November 25, 2008


In what is being hailed as a brilliant political move, Obama prepares for Republican opposition. They seem to intend to - this is very hard to say - but to refer to opposition as "obstructionist." I know, I know! I know it's serious, I know it's horrifying, a prospect to make a brave man (a man's man, yet) weep, but it's one we're just going to have to take on the chin.

8 years of being called Nazi Murderer Christofascist Godbag Woman-Killing Fucktards and the word obstruction is supposed to cut like a knife I guess. Yes, I will be opposing Obama at every turn, as will many people. Every turn. Even if I think he's right (but he won't be.) I will hamstring his presidency in every possible way. Call that whatever you like, including christofascist godbagism, because I'm way beyond caring about all THAT. You brought it, and you're gonna own it. It should be a lot of fun. :)

While I'm here I might as well mention that the term "mandate" has always been dumb. I don't care if 3/4 of the people in this country think they want a communist system or a removal of checks and balances or to restructure the entire government on a basis which is not constitutional; that doesn't mean the president and his cabinet and the justices and the legislators have any right to do so. What they are MANDATED to do is to uphold the constitution and the sovereign rights of the individual. That is their mandate. Now I can certainly understand that when a radical deconstructionist gains power (over both houses, the executive branch and in time the judicial branch) that he will of course want to enact the radical deconstructionist agenda his guru Saul Alinski et. al. taught him or her to do. I don't blame them for wanting to try. I wouldn't blame Jerry Falwell, had he ever accomplished having both houses, the judiciary, and the executive office for trying to enact a hard right social agenda. I mean, they were elected on a platform of promises (though Obi-wan was kind of sly and didn't tell much of the truth about those, did he? But we all knew what he was about with that little smirk.) That doesn't mean these people won't be opposed in what they do - they will and must be opposed. As I say, their mandate is to uphold the constitution, not to kirigami the hell out of it. And our job, the job of the vigilant, is to oppose and hamstring and obstruct their efforts to do so. In that we shall continue our efforts. This is the way we STOP the government from ruining the entire country - by stopping it from doing so much. And by trying to roll it the hell back from the things it's already taken over with its reverse-Midas touch and turned to shit - education, charity, etc. You have your mandates and we have ours - if we lose this country and its constitutional form of government we lose it at the point of a sword, so I'll repeat again that 'obstructionist' is a compliment; you've been calling us all FAR worse for a long time now, and we aren't afraid of you or your names. :)

Update: Humorous Image

Growing the economy from the bottom up.


Secretary of the Interior? Chief of Staff at the RNC? I like the part about his grandmother; it really hit home to me. Not to say I agree with every word out of his mouth (and there are many!) but it's good to know not everyone is insane or completely brainwashed.

November 24, 2008

Somebody Needs a Nice Rest

Preferably in a nice padded room. Amanda, you're starting to worry us.

The phrase was deliberately sexual, and not just that, but in the family of smutty phrases that invokes violence, perhaps even coercion. If you give the wingnutteria a chance to romanticize a cheap, violent masculinity, they’re all over it. “Drill, baby, drill” was about way more than oil. It was about telling the rest of the country, “We’re going to make you our bitches.” In fact, the image was not just about conquering the not-real American majority, but about violating our very spacious skies and purple mountains majesty. The resentment runs that deep.

We do? The world must be a pretty frightening place for you - you're channeling Andrea Dworkin now, girl.

Men use the night to erase us...The annihilation of a woman's personality, individuality, will, character, is prerequisite to male sexuality, and so the night is the sacred time of male sexual celebration, because it is dark and in the dark it is easier not to see: not to see who she is. Male sexuality, drunk on its intrinsic contempt for all life, but especially for women's lives, can run wild, hunt down random victims, use the dark for cover, find in the dark solace, sanctuary, cover."

To which Fred Reed, in his classic and hilarious piece, responds:

I do?

How does a man respond to such a broadside? The prose could use some lubrication, of course, and maybe a new set of plug wires, but I'm talking about the content. My first impulse is to reassure the poor woman: "There, there, Andrea, you're safe, nights just don't get dark enough." My second impulse is to wonder just how much radical feminists know about male sexuality, and what book they read it in.

I like to picture myself on a Saturday-night date in high school, parking on a back road.

My date: "You're driving kind of funny. I reckon it was the beer."

Me: "Why, no, Sally. I'm drunk on my intrinsic contempt for all life."

Sally: "You're so silly. Come here."

Me: "Soon...soon. Do you mind staying here by yourself for a bit?"

Sally: "Huh?"

Me: "I need to, uh, you know, run wild for a few minutes. Hunt down a few random victims. Use the dark for cover. Guy stuff."

Sally: "You nuts or something?"

Me: "It's...night, Sally...the sacred time of male sexual celebration."

Sally: "You're gonna do it out there?"

There there, Amanda. We don't want to rape your amber fields of grain or make you our bitch. Nor do we wish to turn down utopian, socialized health care because it would work, and because we're so drunk on our intrinsic contempt for life (it's only valuable if we can deny it to others, as you point out) that we don't WANT to save sick children and grannies. Actually, I find it a little odd that as an example of socialized medicine "working" you point to the fact that people in the UK kept voting for it - but then you seem to be needing your dosage checked, so I will just keep dealing with why the evil conservatives don't want it. It's not because, as you claim, we feel like making people lie down in gutters and kicking them repeatedly until they die under our boots. If a socialist economy worked and made life better for people (and could be done without crimes against liberty), if a socialist health care system had a shot in hell of being consistent with liberty AND working, or any other socialist collectivist plan you want to force on the rest of us (those hateful producers you would rather die than admit dependence on for implementing these utopian dreams) then I assure you they would find a lot more support. Anyone who actually knows something about that niggling little thing you refuse to learn about, ECONOMICS, knows how and why your pipe dreams will never be other. And it is not out of hatred for you and yours (if it was, I'd let you all die in your socialist wasteland and move somewhere very very far away right now instead of fighting for a return to the Constitution and LIBERTY in this nation), it is out of a deep love for my country, for the truth, for the Constitution, for our founders, and for my posterity. This is why I oppose you and will continue to do so. Your melodramatic accusations are as over-the-top as Dworkin's were, and it's sounding like medication time.

Also, to whoever says "From each according to his abilities," I have discovered the perfect answer. Make me, bitch. I like many others intend to suck all the marrow out of this coming new socialist overlord plan and live the good and easy life for once. No reason I should work my ass off year after year just to barely make my mortgage when I can have all the same stuff for free, as a right. Gimme!

African-American Widow?

This is a shameless steal because it was so damn funny. There was *something* about the marking on that dress, but naturally I couldn't pick it out, despite seeing black widow spiders fairly often.

Harvey at IMAO says:

Now, besides the obvious fact that Barack has now been warned, and he should probably keep a pair of Nikes by the bed for rapid post-coital departures, there’s something that really bugs me about this picture:

The knees. What the hell's up with the knees? How can your knees be a foot apart when your feet are almost together? I...what? Just to check that it was as strange as I thought, I started looking up pictures. You know, in case it was me. It isn't me.

Giving Thanks for the Free Market

It's been exciting seeing how much press the real story of Thanksgiving has been getting this year - even in the L.A. Times children's section, the story is being told. Rush Limbaugh tells it every year. Sandy is telling it at JFS. It's also found here.

Long story short - the Pilgrims farmed communally in Plymouth, and the results of their labors were put into a communal store from which everyone was free to take what he wanted. Predictably, there was very little produced, so little that the people were starving and freezing and dying to death. They were selling the few possessions they had to the Indians just to survive. That's what communism does. They thought Plato had it right.

Then the governor said "We're dying - time to try something new." So each family was allotted a plot, and anything they produced on that plot was theirs to eat or sell. All of a sudden people who couldn't work before found the strength to do so. They produced such abundance that there was plenty for the coming winter, plenty to sow the following spring, and plenty to have a ginormous feast and invite the local Indians to partake of it with them, as they gave thanks to God for the free market, which had made this all possible.

This is how it always works - I will never understand why so many people are eager to implement socialism when all it spells is death, hunger, and destruction of the very people they claim need help - to hear someone like McEwan saying how Obama ought to just implement a "proper socialist system" - you have only a couple options there. They're either lazy, stupid, ignorant, or evil - or some combination of those. There are precious few other possibilities, because it's well known, there really is no excuse for ignorance of what communism does, and there is really very little excuse for ignorance of what the free market does. (I don't mean phony companies insulated from the actual MARKET because they're backed by the government; those don't even count ) and while I realize some people might have gotten confused because Alan Greenspan seems to have turned his back on the truth and reality of economics (and that Keynesian shithead ended up winning the Nobel for his cycle theory LOL ) I can give people a LITTLE leeway for ignorance on what free markets actually do. A little. But they get no pass for pretending communism isn't what it is - like I say, that leaves such people either lazy, stupid, ignorant, evil or some combination thereof. Of course I tend towards "evil" but I'm a cynic.

But this year, don't forget to thank the existence of free trade for the abundance on your table. Unless you're a congressman/senator, and then you ought to thank those of us who worked hard all year so you didn't have to and could just take it from us.

November 22, 2008


Yep. Just like Sarah Palin, I celebrate Thanksgiving with a HUMANELY sluaghtered turkey from a local farm. It's the only really fresh meat we get all year. Such fresh meat tastes better, produces the best gravy, and leads to succulent breasts. Bush has been busily pardoning some turkey who will thenceforth lead a brief and painful life as a bird who was raised FOR EATING and will stagger around and die of an early heart attack. Painfully. I choose to eat a bird who was raised for eating; slaughtered locally for the purpose of deliciousness, and will provide us with a gravy to die for. Vegans - eat your bullshit; not one of you will have the feast we do this week. It'll be absolutely BRILLIANT!

November 20, 2008

Chinese Andy Rooney

First let me note that I apologize that you have to keep scrolling down so far to turn off the old PSA video, which simply starts when you come to this page. But once you get back up here, this one is worth it. I will try to fix it, but if anyone has suggestions, please do let me know!
China’s Andy Rooney Has Some Funny Opinions About How Great The Chinese Government Is

Penny Pritzker: The List Grows!

This is actually going to be more interesting than I thought it might. Hopefully you've divested yourself of any positive cash flow and business interests you might have had and gone John Galt on the country, because it's going to be fiscally disastrous, but it's going to be SO interesting! I mean the cast of characters couldn't be more bizarre if these were the Clinton years again. It's like the Clinton years cubed.

We had Wright Jr. and Pfleger and Ayers - Wright and Ayers are on the talk show/media circuit as we speak - that started up just days after the election of the man who allegedly knows nothing about them and they're just, you know, guys from the neighborhood lol. Then we started hearing about the cabinet picks and it keeps getting weirder. Rahm Emanuel as chief of staff - the guy who not only sends dead fish to pollsters he doesn't like, but who sat there at the Clinton's table as the enemies list was read, stabbing with his knife and intoning "Dead! Dead! Dead!" You couldn't ask for a more colorful character. Except maybe Wright and his god damn chickenssssssssssss! Tom Daschle HHS?? Really?? Anyone who's been paying attention for the last 16 or 20 years doesn't need a rundown on him. Or on Hillary for that matter. And you'll be finding out all about Eric Holder, don't worry. He's a veritable pinata. (Mark Rich pardon anyone?)

Then he tried to pick Penny Pritzker, his chief fundraiser, for secretary of commerce. Sadly, she is apparently turning it down. That would have been fun too - the pioneers of the subprime mortgage, the people who hosted a red-carpet affair for Ahmedinejihad at her NYC Grand Hyatt hotel? Yeah, I'm sorry she's not going to be in the show, because it's going to be really, really fascinating.

By the way, to the morons on BOTH sides of the aisle who keep saying "See? The nation has taken a turn toward the left (or center, if you're stupid enough to believe it was conservative/libertarian to begin with) so get with the program! Join us or be irrelevant!" How stupid are you people? It doesn't always happen in 4 years (seldom does a president fuck up as badly as a Jimmy Carter and seldom that they get shot like Kennedy) but by the end of 8 years, the other party gets it. Unless you've been an amazingly smashing success, but that's pretty rare - and Obama's no Reagan LOL. Let me clue you in on something - by the end of 8 years, the GENERAL idiots in the population don't give a shit whether the guy in there is left, right, or freaking triangular - they have short attention spans and they figure it's time for something different. This is not all bad, to be honest, because there is only so much that can be changed fundamentally in that amount of time - term limits were the kindest legacy we have and it's just a shame they don't apply to the houses. Obama's election doesn't indicate some general shift to the left any more than Bush indicated a shift to the right or Clinton indicated a shift to the rapists and sexual predators - people want something new and different and they're going to have it; your average asshole on the street doesn't like "The Man" and in 4 - 8 years, Obama and the Dim party are going to be "The Man", do you get it? Yes us political junkies and the intelligentsia like to inform ourselves and debate and fight and shake things up and in the case of conservatives/libertarians STOP the gradual but ever-increasing leftward trend we've been in for 80 years while you try to fast-forward it into outright communism - but we aren't your average voters. We aren't even all voters. Your average guy gets sick of The Man and blames him for the trouble, and it goes back the other way. So let's get real and stop reading too much into things, shall we?

November 19, 2008


I didn't do it on purpose, but the tune of Hosanna from Jesus Christ Superstar popped into my head today as I pictured the worshiping crowds, and I was hearing "Ho-bama, Hey-bama, bama-bama-ho, bama-ho-bama hey-bama! Hey OB, OB would you die for me?" Then I watched the video and it's even funnier, because I can see the worshipers seeing Caiaphas up there as the dirty, downright mean conservative up there trying to spoil their fun, and the whole thing cracked me up. So enjoy it as much as I did; I'll put the new lyrics below.


Ho-bama Hey-bama bama-bama Ho-bama Hey-bama Ho-bama! Hey OB OB won't you smile at me? Bama Ho-bama Hey Superstar


Tell the rabble to be quiet, we anticipate a riot. This common crowd, is much too loud. Tell the mob who sing your song that they are fools and they are wrong. They are a curse. They should disperse.


Ho-bama Hey Bama Bama Bama Ho-Bama Hey-Bama Ho-bama Hey OB, OB you're alright by me Bama Ho-bama Hey Superstar


Why waste your breath moaning at the crowd? Nothing can be done to stop the shouting. If every tongue were stilled The noise would still continue. The rocks and stone themselves would start to sing:


Ho-bama Hey-Bama, Bama Bama-Ho-Bama Hey-Bama Ho-bama!

CROWD (alone)

Hey OB, OB won't you fight for me? Bama Ho-bama Hey Superstar


Sing me your songs, But not for me alone. Sing out for yourselves, For you are bless-ed. There is not one of you Who can not win the kingdom. The slow, the suffering, The quick, the dead.


Ho-bama Hey-Bama, Bama Bama Ho-bama Hey-Bama, Ho-bama

CROWD (alone)

Hey OB, OB won't you die for me? Bama Ho-bama Hey Superstar


100 Hula Hoops, 100 posts - it's all good.

Now while it's very satisfying and cathartic and all to rip on the left (and hey, they have it coming) there has to be time for other fun activities.

So here's a brainteaser: A man in a restaurant asked a waiter for a juice glass, a dinner plate, water, a match, and a lemon wedge. The man poured enough water onto the plate to cover it. "If you can get the water on the plate into this glass without touching or moving this plate, I will give you $100," the man said. "You can use the match and lemon to do this." A few minutes later, the waiter walked away with $100 in his pocket. How did the waiter get the water into the glass?

Moving Forward

A heart for Harold Meyerson hehe. Now I'm not trying to go back on my vow here - the end goal of my writing is to expound upon the need to oust the undesirable appeasing element OUT of the conservative/libertarian movements and get back to a party or parties founded on the actual constitution, personal liberty, free-markets (redundant with both of the former terms) and stop countermanding the constitution, personal liberty, freemarkets and so forth by continually seeking the approval of the media, the left (again redundant) and the brainwashed masses. But in that vein it is sometimes necessary to remind ourselves just what we're up against. We are up against a left that is used to being catered to because of their bullying tactics and the full collusion of the media and educational systems. This Meyerson piece is merely an example of what that produces, with some common sense counterarguments and a staunch refusal of their smug, condescending tone which seeks to gain control of BOTH the left and the right and dictate a socialist state which is wholly incompatible with the precepts of the Declaration, the Constitution, and personal liberty. What we will not stand for in other words. But never forget how very ENTITLED they feel not only to DICTATE to you what you must do with your movement, but to dictate the principles on which you live your very life as well as treat you like the dogshit they truly believe you are, sneering at you for obeying their commands. Stop talking to them. Stop the "dialogue." Stop catering to them. Stop simpering. Stop apologizing. Stop COLLUDING with the left. This piece will demonstrate why.

He starts off bitching about Fox News. I don't give much of a crap about Fox News, though while they have gotten some material things wrong, they have at least made a token effort at not being completely in the tank with the hard left communist fascists.

The election has left the Republican Party reeling, its base shrunk to those Southern, Plains and Mountain West states where rural cultures still predominate.

Don't fail to hear the superior SNEER in the word "rural" there. I've posted the map several times already, so refer to it as needed. Also refer to the rule of 8 - unless you're wildly successful (which requires firm dedication to the precepts of the constitution and personal liberty) you get 8 years and that's pretty much it. McCain was dead in the water and only the presence of Palin saved him from a much more dire fate in the election. Rightly so - as has been stated, he's like one of those insects that only lives long enough to reproduce so the species can survive. So thank you for ONE thing, McCain. Well, ok, two.

The party's smarter strategists are arguing that the worldviews of the social conservatives and free-market extremists who dominate the GOP are either irrelevant or ridiculous to voters in the middle of the political spectrum.

Free-market "extremists" (sneer sneer.) Bullshit. You either have a free market or you don't. It has been and is the only hope for ending poverty and hunger worldwide, it is the engine through which ALL who are willing can prosper or at least have their needs met, and your thieving schemes do not impress me and are inconsistent with liberty. Just because YOU believe that is irrelevant does not make it so, and we are through listening to you preach that it is - you have awoken the sleeping giant, and you're going to be reminded painfully of that fact for a long time.

"We can't be obsessed with issues that are not the issues that are important to American voters," Jim Greer, chairman of the Florida GOP, told the New York Times.
"Obsessed" (sneer sneer) - yes, if you consider liberty an UNIMPORTANT thing that people are "obsessed" with, you've got it partly right. Many of us will die rather than submit to having our liberty forcibly removed or fraudulently removed. Or did you miss Patrick Henry in your public school indoctrination? I daresay you did. Asshole.

Call off the Republican war on science that kicks in whenever science runs counter to right-wing fundamentalism in religion or economics?

Oops, slight booboo there. First of all, there actually ARE competing scientific theories about all manner of subjects, and you are lying about that fact on many fronts. Most eggregiously you lie about it on the economic front - the closest thing we have to economic LAW is Austrian economics and Monetarist theory - if science is that which accurately PREDICTS, then we have uncovered some very definite economic law. (Natural law can not be invented, only discovered.) In fact, the founders pretty much instituted a society which recognized these laws even before they were fully formed theoretically (I call that prescience, I suppose) and they are the only ones that WORK. Your socialism? Doesn't. It never has, it NEVER HAS and it never will. No matter how hard you try and how fully you implement it (and yes, that HAS been done) it is not going to work, not to eliminate poverty and hunger, not to save people's lives, not to lead to liberty, and not to improve anyone's lives. (Which you falsely claim you want to do.) We have HAD a system which does all of the above, and it ain't yours. We're going to fight to get it back. Hard. And finally, IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT WORKS for those goals (which ours does and yours doesn't) because our commitment to our personal liberty is MORE important than pragmatism. My liberty ensures yours just as Lincoln explained - do not tear down MY house and we can ensure that once you build yours it TOO will be safe from violence - liberty leads to liberty just like your fascism leads to fascism.

But together with your allies, you haul truckloads of troglodyte garbage to your flock.

"Troglodyte garbage" (do I need to add a sneer to THAT filth?)

And the way your flock sees it, the modifications that Republicans need to make to become competitive again in American politics -- acknowledging a need for state intervention to make the economy work, backing off the primitive religiosity, embracing a more tolerant pluralism -- amount to nothing less than heresy.

Let's parse this a bit, because it's rife with hate and bile. First off, we do not request or desire YOUR advice as to how to become competitive again in American Politics - our goal is no less than the reinstitution of the Constitution and the restoration of OUR FREEDOM, sir. I don't give a fuck if that ever leads to being "competitive in American Politics" and no one who BELIEVES in it cares about that either. It usually coincides - despite your ridiculous proclamations that conservatives/libertarians need to bend to the will of the left, the fact remains that actual conservatism/libertarianism is almost always competitive in politics, usually in ACTUAL landslides (not like your falsely proclaimed landslide for Obamassiah.) It is NOT the result, it is the principle of the thing - we will not cede our liberty further - not one step further - without a fight to the death. It's that simple. Mock it as much as you wish; it is not about winning elections. Get used to that fact - we "fanatics" are more dangerous than politicians (grin.) But to continue parsing, "acknowledging a need for government intervention to make the economy work"?



Sorry, that was funny. In a sick way. You don't know a THING about economic law, and you just showed what a fucking idiot you are by saying that. I'm not here to educate you on that one - pick up a BOOK you farcical bitch.

To continue parsing, "backing off the primitive religiosity." How DARE you? How fucking DARE you? Who the HELL do you think you are? Do you see, my friends? Do you SEE what contempt these people hold you in? Do you SEE the loathing, do you FEEL it? (And believe me, you don't have to be a Buddhist or a Jew or a Christian to be included in his category of primitive religiosity - he's already made that clear. Believing in free markets is enough.)

You want to see PRIMITIVE RELIGIOSITY you absolute VERMIN? Take a look at the rarely seen video of the stoning - STONING - of the 17 year old Kurdish girl in Northern Iraq by her Kurdish community because she wanted to marry a young man of the "wrong" faith. STONING, you scum, is an up-close and personal way of MURDERING someone which requires a brutality that I can not even begin to fathom, even though I saw it with my own eyes. You have to STAND there and lob hunks of concrete at an innocent young girl UP CLOSE, hear her SCREAM for mercy, watch her fall with blood streaming down her head and body, watch her fall and listlessly try to rise (unsuccessfully) and continue to hurl rocks at her until she's dead...and keep going.

You want PRIMITIVE RELIGIOSITY you FILTHY SUBHUMAN - check out the child-witches of Nigeria where the priests declare 5 year olds to be witches and wizards in order to garner a year's pay from the peasants to "cleanse" them...and when that fails, the children are cast out of their homes to starve to death, or they are brutally murdered.

You want PRIMITIVE RELIGIOSITY you pompous sonofabitch, try THIS. And get the fuck OUT of our conversation. You are not remotely welcome.

Now remind yourselves of this contempt every day, conservatives/libertarians. STOP pandering to race-baiting hatemongers who HATE YOU and HATE everything you believe in. STOP reaching across the aisles and stand for the Constitution, the Declaration, for our personal liberty, and for the free market which is the only hope of the world in regards to hunger, poverty, filth, disease, and early death.

Wake up. Kick that shit OUT of your movement, STOP pandering to it, and stand up for your rights, your freedom, your families, your future and the future of the world. Stand up for the greatest country that has ever existed on the planet. Do. the. right. thing.

By the way, my apologies to my Christian audience who is offended by foul language. I'm sorry, but it's one of those things that happens when FOUL ideas accompany FOUL people into a FOUL environment and try to BEFOUL us all. I've been toning it down, but the hatred of these people is beyond the pale - their hatred for you and yours. I hate them little less, to be honest. So I speak foul. Perhaps future times can be toned down again, but this wasn't one of them. These people are utterly vile, and that's all there is to it.