Sunday, November 30, 2003

Who Says That Fascism Is Dead?

Mussolini's granddaughter to form new party

ROME (Reuters) - Alessandra Mussolini says she will form her own political party, after quitting the right-wing National Alliance this week when its leader publicly condemned her grandfather Benito, Italy's Fascist dictator.

"I've decided to form a new political entity because of the inconsistency within the National Alliance which means less respect from the electorate," Mussolini told Reuters in a telephone interview from her home in Rome.

The 40-year-old has long been at odds with party leader and Deputy Prime Minister Gianfranco Fini, who shifted the National Alliance more to the centre and this week visited Israel to symbolically cut the party's ties to fascism.

"He said fascism was an absolute evil and with my name I couldn't stay," said Mussolini, who on her first day in parliament asked to sit in her grandfather's chair.

"Isn't that cute," Les said sarcastically.

Why Do The Barbarians Hate Us?

According to Dr. Michael Berliner of the Ayn Rand Institute:

Underlying our technological achievements is the conviction that success is possible, that if you put your mind to the task, you can accomplish great things, that through your own efforts you can forge a human way of life out of the wilderness. You are not the victim of chance or genetic makeup; you are not the plaything of the stars or some ineffable deity. You are a human being, able to think, act and produce on your own, able and worthy of living a joyous life here on earth. And that is precisely what the terrorists want to destroy. That is precisely why they hate us.

There are too many terrorists worldwide for their actions to be explained as psychotic. Whether they are Osama bin Ladens or Ted Kaczynskis, they take their philosophy seriously. For them, evil lives in the form of Western man, in a capitalist society, using his own mind to reshape the world to achieve his own happiness. The terrorists want to destroy that.

Their ideal world, the Eden envisioned by these nihilists, is a negation--a world absent of things: no skyscrapers, no space program, no science, no technology. It is a world devoid of the products of the rational, independent human mind. It is a world of self-abnegation, submission and subservience. It is a world of living death.

The fundamental battle we face today consists not of bombs and rockets, but of ideas--the ideas of those who value human life on earth versus the ideas of those who oppose it.

Saturday, November 29, 2003

My Horoscope from The Onion

Sagittarius: (Nov. 22—Dec. 21)

Surprisingly enough, the end of your life will include 20 minutes of credits, copyright information, and a rather sad zither-based closing theme.

Friday, November 28, 2003

So Anyway!

I just got back from Mom's House in Northern Minnesota.

And Part 18 of Friends In High Places is now on the other website.

Saturday, November 22, 2003

Insane Thought of the Day

The Space Aliens are avoiding contact with Earth people because they are afraid that Isalamic terrorists will find a way to hijack one of their starships and fly it into an inhabited planet at near lightspeed velocity.

Yes. I know it's lame.

Memo: The Cowboy Way/Or That’s the Way They Do It In Texas

From: Sgt. Mom
To: Assorted European Intellectuals and Those Americans Who Wish They Were Also
Re: On Being Snookered by an Archetype

a Step In The Right Direction

Skateboarders face more bans

CAPE MAY, N.J. - Fed up with skateboarders, city leaders who years ago banned the activity on city-owned land want to go a half-pipe further, making it illegal to possess, park or carry a skateboard in those places.

The ban would apply to the city's popular oceanfront promenade, a pedestrian mall downtown and in city-owned parks or parking lots.

The measure, which would make violations punishable by up to $100 in fines and confiscation of the skateboard, may be the first anywhere to ban possession of one.

Having been assaulted by skateboarders and falsely accused of assault by one of their "parents" I must applaud the actions of the Cape May city council in dealing with these homegrown savages.

Although ideally I personally believe that skateboarders should be hunted down and exterminated.


Thursday, November 20, 2003

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Not My Horoscope...

...but still interesting.

From The Onion:

Libra: (Sept. 23—Oct. 23)

There are some vital, useful ideas in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, but you shouldn't apply them to home decorating.




Thought For The Day

Journalism, it sounds like an ideology or a disease, doesn't it?

News of the World

Iraq to be kicked off the Axis of Evil

Monday, November 17, 2003

The Soviet Politburo, The House of Lords And...

Dick Morris on congressional incumbency

"The reapportionment of 2002 designed congressional districts that favored incumbents of both parties, leaving virtually no room for challengers to be elected. Of 435 members of the House of Representatives, only four incumbents lost to nonincumbents of the other party. In all, 96 percent of incumbents were re-elected. (It was only 90 percent in 1992 and 1982 after the previous reapportionments.)"

Wow man, that sucks.

A Fun Fact About Islam

Aditi Chaturvedi on the Black Stone of the Kabaa


The Black Stone which is the Shiv Emblem (also known as Sange Aswad which is a corrupted form of the Sanskrit word Sanghey Ashweta--meaning non-white stone) still survives in the Kaba as the central object of Islamic veneration. All other Vedic Idols could be found buried in the precincts or trampled underfoot in labyrinthine subterranean corridors if archaeological excavations are undertaken. The Black Stone has been badly mutilated, its carved base has disappeared and the stone itself is broken at seven places. It's parts are now held together by a silver band studded with silver nails. It lies half buried in the South Eastern portion of the Kaba Wall (Refer to Figure 1). The term Kaba itself is a corruption of the Sanskrit word Gabha (Garbha + Graha) which means Sanctum.

In addition, in the inscriptions from Hajja and its neighborhood was found a votive vessel dedicated by members of two tribes called Rama and Somia. Rama and Soma are Vedic deities, Rama is of the Solar dynasty and Soma is of the Lunar Dynasty. The moon god was called by various names in pre-Islamic times , one of them was Allah. Allah had 3 children, Al-Lat, Al-Uzza and Manat. Al-Lat and Al-Uzza were both feminine deities. Alla is another name for the Hindu goddess Durga. It is obvious that the goddess Al-Lat was Alla (Durga) and Al-Uzza was Oorja (energy or life force also known as Shakti). Manat was none other than Somnath which is another name for Lord Shiva. One significant point to note that Soma in Sanskrit means Moon and Nath means Lord. Thus the Kaba itself was dedicated to the Moon God Somnath alias Shiv and the word Somnath was corrupted to Manat. The famous Black Stone is none other than the ShivLing of Makkeshwar alias Mecca. Lord Shiva is always shown with a crescent Moon on his head and every Shiva temple is supposed to have a sacred water spring representing the Ganges. The Crescent Moon pinnacle of the Kaba and the Zamzam spring (actually Zamza from Ganga) are irrefutable testaments to the Vedic origins of the Kaba.


Let me repeat something:

The famous Black Stone is none other than the ShivLing of Makkeshwar alias Mecca. Lord Shiva is always shown with a crescent Moon on his head and every Shiva temple is supposed to have a sacred water spring representing the Ganges.

In other words, the Black Stone is a representation of the penis of the Hindu god Shiva.

And one of the pillars of Islam is that a muslim is supposed to kiss it.

Say no more!


Saturday, November 15, 2003

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Giving Real Meaning to Veterans Day

By Edwin A. Locke

There is no more precious possession than one's own life. But without political freedom, human life is empty. Man cannot exist in any meaningful sense as a serf. The New Hampshire motto says it perfectly: "Live Free or Die."

Because human life is so precious, war should never be undertaken unless our rights are threatened. It is often said that our soldiers must sacrifice themselves for our country. This is precisely what we must not ask them to do. A sacrifice entails the surrender of a greater value for a lesser one. But if a man loses his life on the premise, "I would rather die than live in slavery," it is a tragic loss—but it is not a sacrifice. Such a man is acting in his own interests, to protect his most precious values.


Monday, November 10, 2003

Somebody's Tax Dollars At Work

SUSAN ANASAGASTI of the MIAMA HERALD wrote

The lime-green garbage cans showed up in George Henning's South Miami-Dade neighborhood as if they had dropped from the sky.

They were nifty, but no one knew why they were there.

Instructions stuffed into each can detailed the county's new garbage collection system, which use the cans and a truck called a ``one-arm bandit.''

But no one knew what was going on -- and calls to the county produced only more confusion.

Then, three days after they appeared, the cans disappeared.

Whoops, said the county.

Wow! A governmental body actually admitted to making a mistake!

Could this be another Sign of the Apocalypse?

Gosh, What A Surprise!

Union thuggery in Chicago

In an attempt to intimidate theater owners in 10 states, members of a Chicago projectionists union ignited explosive gases during movies that sent hundreds of panicked theatergoers racing through dark and crowded theaters, federal officials said Friday.



Quote of the Day

"The fact that The One comes from the machine world is a brilliant way to write around the fact that Keanu Reeves can't act."

-- Ken Mondschein

Sunday, November 09, 2003

Gaulia Delenda Est?

Charles R. Smith at Newsmax writes

Paris Wants to Drop Sanctions Against PRC

France and Germany want to drop Tiananmen Square sanctions against selling weapons to China. In fact, French Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie recently proposed sharing sensitive military technology with Beijing.

Why would they want to do something like that?

The removal of sanctions against Beijing is likely to result in major weapons purchases from both France and Germany. The Chinese army would very much like to purchase French Mirage or Rafale jets and the Tiger attack helicopter. The Chinese have a major shortfall in helicopters and lack a modern attack helicopter.

In addition, the Chinese navy would like to collaborate with France on the purchase of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and nuclear-powered submarines. The Chinese navy also would like to purchase French- or German-made air cushion landing craft for a possible invasion of Taiwan.

What do we call nations that sell weapons to our enemies?

Would it be an "ENEMY?"




Friday, November 07, 2003

Oh Swell...Now I Have To See It

James Lileks bleats about THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS

The invasion of Zion was one of the most impressive visual achievements I’ve ever seen on the screen – and this was one of the set-pieces the critics sniffed at. The scenes en route to the Machine City: whoa, to quote the poet. And the final fight between Neo and Smith is every comic book I read as a kid come to life and amped up beyond anything I dreamed. I never thought I would see things like that. Having seen them, I’m grateful. Five bucks for that? Hell, I would have paid eight.

We still see the limits of technology, though. Computer graphics can make a thousand flying squid flow through a hole in a vast concrete dome; they can bring to live tanks the size of mountains, animate robot oracles whose face is made up of a million pieces of metal swarming in frantic concert.

But they can’t take 27 pounds of Laurence Fishburn.



Canadian Filmmaker Becomes (GASP!) An American

John Fucile came out and he wants Kate Hudson to know it

You see America takes people in from other places that wield machetes, and socialism, hatred and history and creates Brooklyn gold. And America does it over and over again. If you want to come, chances are you can. These people are good. They believe in things, and ideas and themselves. When your birthplace fails you in whatever way you deem it to have, the United States is here. Desire is part of the make up, heart and courage and morality.

I'm not sure if people do not understand, nor do I, the sacrifice the people of this country make for their beliefs; ideas of freedom and liberty; of humanity and decency. These are strange propositions to some and difficult concepts to deal with for others. Unlike those others though, there is no rest for America. No comfort in winning. Bronze can take the day off. The expectations are higher for Gold. The bar is raised. And it is good. People here play golf for a living. And teach and administer and build and dream and create and write and fix and mend and invent. And it all matters. It isn't against anything. Measured against your self, alone. The dollar is the dollar. Monday is always a new week and the market will be open. Get up, shake the dust off and give 'er.

Never in the history of the world has their ever been such a generous nation; generous towards other countries, and also with its’ own citizens. Citizens of America have the opportunity to live out their dreams and reap the rewards, the responsibilities and the consequences. And that has it's own problems - often leading to a neo-conspiracy-quasi-liberal morality based in a confused sense of not deserving what one has. When dreams get realized, quickly, and wealth follows, wealth beyond the imagination of the individual, as so often realized by the Hollywood left, it often leads to media or extensions of positions that are also laden with this loathsome sentiment.


And then I suddenly had this vision of a Monty Python sketch about how a bunch of Blancmanges from the planet Skyron in the galaxy of Andromeda were turning Canadian people into Americans.

"But why?" Asked the brainless but well constructed fake blonde babe.
"They mean to win...the Stanley Cup!" Said the manly (though portrayed by a homosexual) scientist.

Unforunately, Mr. Fucile was arrested by the NYPD for selling DVD copies of his own films as a sidewalk vendor.

Bloody New York socialists.



Meanwhile In The Real World...

Mark Urbin is shamelessly plugging my blog.

Thanks Dude.

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

My Horoscope From the Onion.

Sagittarius: (Nov. 22—Dec. 21)

You hadn't wanted to live out your parents' dreams, but since they're the kind of dreams where you live in effortless luxury, it's no big deal, really.