Friday, December 31, 2004

Announcement

Dr. John Ray has a new blog that features the depraved rantings of Marx and Engels in their own words.

Check it out.



Old Joke

Chaplain: ...and I can handle all denominations.

New CO: Can you do an Agnostic thing next Sunday?

Chaplain: Maybe.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Thought for the Day

The Left doesn't care how big a pile of human skulls is as long as they are firmly seated on top of it.

Victor Davis Hanson has some more to say on the subject.

In Other News

Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark volunteers to defend Saddam Hussein.

Clark said in the Jordanian capital Amman that his principle concern was protecting the former president's rights, who only saw a lawyer for the first time this month - a year after his capture.

"In international law, anyone accused of crime has the right to be tried by a confident, independent and impartial court, and there can be no fair trial without those qualities," he said.

"The special court in Iraq was created by the Iraqi governing council, which is nothing more than a creation of the US military occupation and has no authority in law as a criminal court," he said.

So because the Nuremburg Tribunal was created by the "military occupation" of the victorious Allied Powers we should treat it decisions to hang and imprison the local mob of non-soviet socialists as illegitimate?

Clark also said the US itself must be tried for the November assault on Falluja, destruction of houses, torture in prisons and its role in the deaths of thousands of Iraqis in the war.

So no act -- such as the rape, robbery, and murder of the innocent residents of Falluja by the militants -- is not sufficiently vile enough to put down by force?

But then Ramsey Clark has a history of defending anything but Human Life and Human Civilization.

So what else is new?

Head Scratching Time

Overheard in San Francisco:

"We shouldn't think too badly of the Japanese. After all, they would not have attacked Pearl Harbor if we had not hit them first with the atom bomb."

If this were a Monty Python sketch a knight in full plate armor would walk into the scene and strike the speaker on the top of his/her head with a rubber chicken and then walk away.

On second thought, the twit in question may actually qualify for the full sixteen-ton weight treatment.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

The Doctor Is In

Dr. Thomas Sowell has an excellent idea:

Events of this past year have shown the need for a special award in journalism for those who think that the purpose of reporting news is to cause the public to adopt the political views of those who do the reporting. Therefore this column announces the first annual Joseph Goebbels award for that journalist who best exemplifies the spirit and the practice that Dr. Goebbels pioneered.

And the good doctor has also named the first recipient:

No need to prolong the suspense. This year's Joseph Goebbels award goes by a narrow but decisive margin to CBS News anchorman Dan Rather for his planned broadcast on "60 Minutes" -- just days before the election -- to discredit President Bush's National Guard service 30 years earlier. Leave aside for the moment the fact that discrepancies in the documents he relied on have convinced experts and many others that they were forgeries. Why was what George W. Bush did or didn't do 30 years earlier "news" in 2004?

It was news by Dr. Goebbels' standard -- something that could lead to desired political reactions by the audience. Waiting until it would have been virtually impossible for an effective answer to be made before election day was in the same Goebbels spirit. Had the documents been real, Dan Rather would still have been a strong contender for the award. The fact that virtually everyone, with the notable exception of Mr. Rather, now regards those documents as fake -- instead of simply "not authenticated" -- makes Dan Rather the clear winner of the Joseph Goebbels award for 2004.

My thought at the time when it became apparent that CBS had presented false documents in their effort to hurt President Bush was, "GAME F***ING OVER, MAN!"

I had to remind myself at the time to not be complacent that the President would be reelected. After all, to those value power above all, no act in the pursuit of power is too depraved.

Friday, December 24, 2004

Does Ann Coulter Know About This?

"Unfortunately, on average, everyday 50 Iranian girls and boys convert secretly to Christian denominations in our country."

-- Hasan Mohammadi, Employee of the Ministry of Education, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Unfortunate is the not the word that I would use. I would say that it is a definite step up.

(But Les, you're an atheist! Shhhhh!)

Read about how Christianity is spreading in Mullahland.



(HT: Dr. John Ray)


Thursday, December 23, 2004

Finely Spun News

Ms. Anita Snow of the Associated Press wrote:

Cheered by hundreds of lawmakers, a smiling Fidel Castro walked in public Thursday for the first time since shattering his kneecap in a fall two months ago.

Legislators looked stunned, then smiled and applauded, when Cuba's 78-year-old president entered the main auditorium of the Convention Palace on the arm of a uniformed schoolgirl to attend a year-end National Assembly meeting.

The Associated Press as of late has shown a pronounced tendency to show the Enemies of Mankind in a favorable light. Particularly those presently operating in Iraq.

Also notable is their ongoing tendency to treat the reams of falsehoods emitted by such persons and states as if they were the truth. In this case the notion that the so-called national assembly is a legislative body that truly represents the will of people instead of in fact being a collection of party stooges who perform the political voodoo ceremonies that create the illusion of legitimacy for what is in fact the will of the dictator.

Of course on a certain level I will say that it is a good thing that Comrade Fidel is up and about. Of course when I say that, it is, like a wish that Bill and Hillary Clinton remain married, an act of pure malice on my part.

After all, it would look a lot better if, when Comrade Fidel is finally punished for his crimes against the people of Cuba, that he is standing before the firing squad instead of sitting in front of it.

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

Science Fiction intersects real world politics at National Review Online:

Simply put, UFO was too realistic. SHADO knew next to nothing about the enemy it was fighting. Who the aliens were, where they were from, and what they wanted remained matters for speculation. Almost every bit of information SHADO managed to acquire about them seemed to lead to more questions than answers. Many of the stories featured downbeat, ambiguous endings. And every now and then, the aliens would thwart SHADO. The series was, dramatically speaking, unsatisfying to a mass audience.

Then there was the problem of Straker himself. To put it mildly, he did not suffer fools gladly, which made him one of the most unusual lead characters in television history. While he was capable of kicking back in his office with his sidekick, Alec Freeman (George Sewall), and while he could (very occasionally) crack a smile, Ed Straker was most of the time a tightly wound spring. His job was to kill (or, if possible, capture) the aliens before they could do harm to any human, and that was that.

In short, Straker was no Captain James T. Kirk, a heroic figure who managed to answer all the audience’s questions and tie up all the loose ends with a witty quip before the final credits. Rather, Straker had a serious edge to him. Under the pressure of his job, we see his marriage collapse. Faced with a captured alien who refuses to talk, he doesn’t hesitate to order that a dangerous, experimental drug be used to break down his resistance, an effort that ends in the alien’s death. He even orders the destruction of an alien space ship he knows is carrying his friend, a top SHADO officer, back to the aliens’ home planet. To Straker, individuals mean nothing. All that matters is stopping the aliens.

Ed Straker certainly would have been a frightening man to work for, which is probably why the mass of TV viewers found him a frightening man to watch. His kind of single-minded determination was in short supply in the 1970s, which may explain why the series appealed to people of a conservative sensibility.

In real life, however, we sure could use someone like Ed Straker for the new post of national intelligence director. Fiction is now fact: We are up against a ruthless, determined foe bent on doing us harm and about whom we know rather little. Porter Goss seems to be making a good start at the CIA, lopping off a few heads and shaking things up a bit, but its not clear that he is in Straker territory yet.

If a real-life Ed Straker is out there, now is his time.


Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Fortunately, I'm A Non-Smoker

My horoscope from this week's Onion:

Sagittarius: (Nov. 22—Dec. 21)

You'll wish you'd bought better shoes when your smelly, worn-out, charred sneakers are featured in a "Don't Smoke At The Pumps" PSA.


This Is Insane

City of Houston to be nuked on the Monday after Christmas:

From a former Bundesnachrichtendienst member-- Intel Expert

Paul Wofowitz will authorise the detonation of a nuclear payload in the Houston area on December 27, 2004. The Hidden Hand network (Mossad/al-Qaeda/SAS) of which he is the nominal controller has verified in advance every aspect of operational integrity - a failsafe job with zero chance of discovery.

And if you believe this you can also get a good deal on a bridge between Brooklyn and Manhattan on eBay.

My lack of God, what some people will believe...

Monday, December 20, 2004

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

R.J. Rummel on the toxicity of Marxism:

There is a supremely important lesson for human life and welfare to be learned from this horrendous sacrifice to one ideology: No one can be trusted with unlimited power.

Professor Rummel presently puts the Marxist bodycount at 110 million. And he has a suggestion for us:

The next time you come across or are lectured by one of our indigenous Marxists, or almost the equivalent, leftist zealots, ask them how they can justify the murder of over a hundred million their absolutist faith has brought about, and the misery it has created for many hundreds of millions more.


(The hat tip goes to Dr. John Ray at Dissecting Leftism.)

Rant of the Day

I started out writing a rant about the apparent unfairness of comparing Michael Moore to the late Leni Riefenstahl, it went like this:

The millionaire Marxist propagandist Michael Moore is constantly being compared to or even called the successor to Leni Riefenstahl. I believe that these labels are grossly unfair to the late Frau Riefenstahl.

Comrade Moore has, over the course of career, emitted a pottage of distortions and outright lies whereas Frau Riefenstahl in her most infamous film, Triumph of the Will, provides an accurate view of what was at the time the embodiment of the socialist ideal, the mass of uniform drones robotically marching in blind obedience to a single will as embodied in the leader. As one of the unacknowledged predecessors of the Fuherer, Woodrow Wilson, put it: "Conformity will be the only virtue and any man who refuses to conform will have to pay the penalty."

It was in that film that Frau Liefenstahl gave us four hours, FOUR F***ING HOURS, of a boring but accurate display of souless conformity. That damned thing literally put me to sleep.

Needless to say after the fall of the NSDAP from power the present day left found it necessary to tone down the external indicators of ideological conformity. Even though the massive formations of well-bathed and smartly uniformed drones have been replaced by an undisciplined mob of hygenically-challenged and ragged savages, the ultimate goal remains the same, the destruction of a free civilization and erection of a collectivist hive state subject to a single will.

It was at this point that I realized that if I saw the issue in terms of their ultimate goal, the destruction of civilization, that I was in error in standing up for Frau Liefenstahl.

In the immortal words of Emily Littella: Never mind.



Sunday, December 19, 2004

Thought for the Day

Daily Affirmations for the Inner Pirate

Sunday:

"If I must violently put down a mutiny today, it is not because I am a bad person or that I am not worthy of love; it is because my crew are a bunch of yellow-bellied, lily-livered sons-of-whores--and I am mean enough, ruthless enough, and dog gone it, people fear me."


Thursday, December 16, 2004

Real Progress

From WFTV News:

MIAMI, Fla. -- Cuban President Fidel Castro's granddaughter, who fled to America in 1993, has become an U.S. citizen.

Alina Salgado, 26, is the daughter of Alina Fernandez, Castro's daughter living in exile in the United States.

Salgado was sworn in at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday, among 6,000 people who became Americans during two naturalization ceremonies. She refused to comment.

"I want to keep my life private and personal," Salgado said in a telephone interview.

Um, okay.

Um...

I keep thinking that the thirty year old movie ZARDOZ would be a neat metaphor for certain aspects of the present political and cultural situation. But I think I need to think about it some more before writing a rant on the subject.

I also saw this year's SOUTH PARK Christmas episode. (Episode 814: Woodland Critter Christmas)

If I wasn't an atheist I'd say that those guys (Parker and Stone) are going to burn for it. I'll have to tape it the next time it is shown. (Insert Evil Grin Here)

Just to fill in for my lack of activity on this blog I will now present a "Daily Affirmation for your Inner Pirate":

Thursday:

"I will express my feelings today. I will not hide them behind my eyepatch. My eyepatch is not a mask for my feelings, but rather a small swatch of leather that covers a hideous scar."


We now return you to your scheduled reality.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Quote of the Day

From Schlock Mercenary, December 15, 2004:

"Hey, with nano-spandex one size really does fit all."

-- Lieutenant Ellen Foxworthy.


Tuesday, December 14, 2004

My Horoscope

From The Onion, December 15, 2004:

Sagittarius: (Nov. 22—Dec. 21)

It's often hard to say goodbye, but that doesn't excuse your practice of throwing down a smoke bomb and escaping in the confusion.


Sunday, December 12, 2004

Quote of the Day

From the Schlock Mercenary strip of Sunday December 12, 2004:

Okay, you've crossed a line when I need a thesaurus to follow your flattery. OUT WITH IT.

-- Ob'enn Emperor

Howard didn't actually lay the label of Emperor on the character but he is sitting on a throne and is wearing a uniform in the imperial shade of purple.

Okay, I also had to look up "Rhadamanthine":

Rhad·a·man·thine: Strictly and uncompromisingly just.



Wednesday, December 08, 2004

"Shouldn't You Be Frying Something?"

I've come to the conclusion that apart from his species, the character of Invader Zim is essentially the idealized form of the complete modern utopian agitator.

Like the modern utopian agitator, Zim embodies supreme arrogance combined with supreme ignorance, a total dependence on the technology created by others, and a level of personal ability barely suitable for working in the fast food industry. As one the leaders of the Irkan Empire, Almighty Tallest Purple once asked Zim, "shouldn't you be frying something?"

And what can I say about the Irkans?

They not only militarised their society in the manner dreamed about by various utopians, but they have also gone beyond those archmilitarists, the ancient Spartans, in completely removing the family from the social structure altogether. Zim's first words upon being decanted from the womb-machine thingy were, "I love you cold robotic arm."

Of course having achieved the utopian dream of totally regimenting their own society, the Irkans then proceed to indulge in that other annoying habit of practicing utopians, the conquest and ruthless exploitation of their neighbors.

Invader Zim, having been sent to Earth so he wouldn't foul-up Operation Impending Doom II the way he wrecked Operation Impending Doom I, regards himself to be grossly superior to the inhabitants (that's us) even though every one of his schemes to effect a takedown of human society is thwarted by his next door neighbor, Dib, a boy who has seen too many episodes of The X-Files.

If it weren't for the well documented effects of various utopian schemes, the various efforts of our own home-grown utopians to impose their will upon us would be almost as funny.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Quote of the Day

"Conformity will be the only virtue and any man who refuses to conform will have to pay the penalty."

-- President Woodrow Wilson (HT: Dr. John Ray)

And some people wonder why I don't like Democrats.

The good doctor has more to say about the American Progressive influence on European National Socialism.




Monday, December 06, 2004

Another Opinion

A couple of weeks ago I wrote as a Thought of the Day:

The homeowner who shoots an violent intruder isn't only defending his own home and family but also the homes and families of what would have been the intruder's future victims.

In response to a call for the restoration of the right of self defence in the United Kingdom, Glenn Reynolds wrote:

I agree. In fact, as self-defense against burglars generates positive exernalities, by reducing the number of burglars, and their willingness to break into homes which might be occupied (thus reducing the risk that people will suffer Mr. Symonds' fate), there's a good economic argument that it ought to be not simply tolerated, but actively encouraged and even subsidized.

The individuals who perform home invasion robberies and other violent crimes have chosen to act as though they were predatory animals. In doing so they have deprived us of all other options but to identify and deal with them as such.

Quote of the Day

From Schlock Mercenary, December 5, 2004:

The grace of God knows no bounds, but my mercy has some practical limitations.

-- The Reverend.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Now What?

Oliver Stone is at it again:

OLIVER Stone plans to explore the possibility of an affair between former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President Ronald Reagan in his next movie.

Suggestion to Hollywood: Instead of blowing (so to speak) another hundred-plus million dollars on another cinematic clusterf**k by Oliver Stone, try investing in something that is actually entertaining.

For example: A darkly humorous tale set in an official science fiction role playing game universe.

(Yes, I'm still working on chapter twenty...)

Thought for the Day

A mere pacifist, one who distains violence without engaging in political action, is simply a moral parasite in a free nation. On the other hand a politically active pacifist, one who uses his vote or an elective office to interfere with the prosecution of violent criminals and the defense of a free nation, is a traitor who cloaks his actions in the shroud of righteousness.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Well Hello...Oh...Never Mind...

Film Threat has a go at Alexander:

The historical military epic genre has had its ups and downs in the last decade or so. Braveheart won Oscars out the yin yang, as did Gladiator, while Troy was somewhat less well-received. One thing you could say positively about all of these films, however, was the fact that they contained a hefty amount of combat. Not so “Alexander,” which features perhaps 25 minutes of actual battle footage in its 176 minute running time, and the bulk of that early on during the Battle of Gaugamela. What there is of it is well shot, but it doesn’t really amount to anything we haven’t seen before. The rest of the time, the film drones on and on as each character has to give voice to his long-winded feelings, punctuated by the doddering Ptolemy reminding us of what a Great Man Alexander was. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like a movie celebrating the life of the greatest military conqueror the world has ever known should feature a bit more conquering.

Could it that Mr. Stone has, you know, issues?

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Wishful Thinking

There is a an apparently really, really, really neat 45 minute film of Mirage III fighters of the Swiss Air Force practicing low level flying and dogfights over the Alps titled Vols Blancs. (No, I don't read French.)

A short excerpt (36 MB) of it can be found here.

The problem is that it has only been recently released and is not available from Amazon .com and is only available in Europe.

This would make a really neat gift for Christmas or my non-birthday. Hint, Hint, Hint.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Aren't You Happy This Really Didn't Happen?

Whatever presents "The 10 Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Time." (HT: Instapundit)

Here's one:

Ayn Rand's A Selfish Christmas (1951)

In this hour-long radio drama, Santa struggles with the increasing demands of providing gifts for millions of spoiled, ungrateful brats across the world, until a single elf, in the engineering department of his workshop, convinces Santa to go on strike. The special ends with the entropic collapse of the civilization of takers and the spectacle of children trudging across the bitterly cold, dark tundra to offer Santa cash for his services, acknowledging at last that his genius makes the gifts -- and therefore Christmas -- possible. Prior to broadcast, Mutual Broadcast System executives raised objections to the radio play, noting that 56 minutes of the hour-long broadcast went to a philosophical manifesto by the elf and of the four remaining minutes, three went to a love scene between Santa and the cold, practical Mrs. Claus that was rendered into radio through the use of grunts and the shattering of several dozen whiskey tumblers. In later letters, Rand sneeringly described these executives as "anti-life."

And then there's:

The Lost Star Trek Christmas Episode: "A Most Illogical Holiday" (1968)

Mr. Spock, with his pointy ears, is hailed as a messiah on a wintry world where elves toil for a mysterious master, revealed to be Santa just prior to the first commercial break. Santa, enraged, kills Ensign Jones and attacks the Enterprise in his sleigh. As Scotty works to keep the power flowing to the shields, Kirk and Bones infiltrate Santa's headquarters. With the help of the comely and lonely Mrs. Claus, Kirk is led to the heart of the workshop, where he learns the truth: Santa is himself a pawn to a master computer, whose initial program is based on an ancient book of children's Christmas tales. Kirk engages the master computer in a battle of wits, demanding the computer explain how it is physically possible for Santa to deliver gifts to all the children in the universe in a single night. The master computer, confronted with this computational anomaly, self-destructs; Santa, freed from mental enslavement, releases the elves and begins a new, democratic society. Back on the ship, Bones and Spock bicker about the meaning of Christmas, an argument which ends when Scotty appears on the bridge with egg nog made with Romulan Ale.

Filmed during the series' run, this episode was never shown on network television and was offered in syndication only once, in 1975. Star Trek fans hint the episode was later personally destroyed by Gene Roddenberry. Rumor suggests Harlan Ellison may have written the original script; asked about the episode at 1978's IgunaCon II science fiction convention, however, Ellison described the episode as "a quiescently glistening cherem of pus."

What can I say? I have a thing for in jokes.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.


My Horoscope

From The Onion of December 1, 2004:

Sagittarius: (Nov. 22—Dec. 21)

You've long sought the solitary life of the lighthouse keeper, but it turns out that most of those things are built at the entrances to subdivisions these days.


Silly Thought

References to Alexander will probably start showing up as callbacks at future showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The next showing in the Twin Cities area will be at the Riverview Theatre this coming Saturday at Midnight.

And if you meet any of the local cast and support crew, do not mention that Les has a birthday next week.

Okay?

Monday, November 29, 2004

Well, Hello World Conqueror!

Once upon a time ago at the end of the independent comics boom my landlady bought a comic book featuring a bunch of well constructed young ladies with a set of personal firearms that would impress Sergeant Rambo. One of the running gags in the book was that the young ladies would go into the low moan mode whenever someone used the phrase "sociopolitical implications." This small point of plot has since become a running joke between my landlady and myself.

"Dana?"
"Yes, Les?"
"Sociopolitical implications."
"Ohhhhhh! Ohhhhhh!"
"Just checking..."

The reason I brought up this bit of personal history is that there are some people -- who are either members of, or closely associated with, the Homintern -- who are apparently whining about the politics of sexual orientation being a factor in the flop of a recently released motion picture:

Alexander has proved to be the Thanksgiving weekend's biggest flop, and while it is a portrait of a legendary leader who ruled far-away lands more than 300 years before the birth of Christ, it has brutally exposed the cultural and moral divide which slices America in two.

The three-hour, big budget epic, starring Colin Farrell, Colin Farrell's shockingly bad blond hair-do and Angelina Jolie has dared to suggest what most historians have long taken for granted - that Alexander was bisexual. And that gets rather different responses in different parts of the US.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation says the $150m (£79m) film breaks new ground for a big budget epic because it shows boyhood friend Hephaestion "as the true love of Alexander's life". A line from the film says: "Alexander was defeated only once - by Hephaestion's thighs."

But conservative Christians have loudly denounced Alexander as "pro-gay" propaganda from Tinseltown, insisting that Alexander was a firmly hetero hero. To add to the film's problems, the public has stayed away from what was to be the big movie of the Thanksgiving weekend.

Big Alex liked guys too? So what?

No serious military historian, or any of us who actually read serious military historians, ever made an issue of Alexander's well documented sexual habits. And if there was anything about Alexander that I was positively impressed with, apart from his use of applied reason to win battles against overwheming odds, it the fact that he suffered a punctured lung in battle and survived in spite of the slightly more advanced than witch-doctory state of medical practice at the time. First aid for the sucking chest wound was a big part of battlefield first aid as taught at the Benning School for Boys when I attended back in the spring of 1982. And it remained a part of the skill qualification testing throughout my time in the army.

But Alexander as the ultimate soldier of his time was apparently not the subject of Oliver Stone's film.

It was apparent in the block of promotional documentaries shown on the History Channel that Alexander was going to be, as my landlady put it, a big-budget soap opera featuring oiled musclemen in leather for the gay guys, large breasted women for the straight guys, and a few straight warriors for the ladies in the audience. In short, as I would put it, this movie was going to be just another Hollywood clusterf**k.

Stone made casting choices that would have been questionable under normal circumstances but are totally senseless in this film. A peroxided Irishman as Alex. Val Kilmer, who was apparently still channeling Jim Morrison, as the not so dear old dad. And that over-tanned Hollywood glamdroid with a bad euro-accent Angelina Jolie as mommy dearest. Really, Jolie comes across as overly artificial in appearance, that is fake, to the point of being ugly. And given the actual ethnic composition of the Macedonian and Greek population at the time I would say that a certain 43-year old Minnesota hausfrau would have been a better casting choice. But then would I have to admit to being a bit biased.

But the real deal-killer with respect to this film was the fact that it was directed by Oliver Stone. The communist-thug hugger who has made a career out of cinematically trashing the values of Western Civilization and trashing America in particular. I personally suspect that this is why a lot people chose to see other movies or stayed home altogether.

As for myself, I won't pay to see Alexander, but I might catch it when its shown on the History Channel.

So Anyway



So anyway I will hit 44 (or to put it more accurately, 44 will hit me) sometime next week.

There will be no celebrations of my birthday.

Does everyone understand?

("But Les, this is just more narcissistic whining...")

***BANG***

***THUD***

("Yes. it is.")

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Pledge This!

Dr. John Ray put the argument over the Pledge of Alliegence in perspective by linking to an interesting piece on the origin and intended purpose of the pledge:

Francis Bellamy and his cousin and cohort, the author Edward Bellamy, wanted government to take over all schools as a socialist monopoly, end all of the better alternatives, and use government schools to produce an "industrial army" (a Bellamy term) explicitly modeled
upon the military in order to nationalize the economy and create a society of totalitarian socialism as described in the book "Looking Backward" by Edward Bellamy. It explains the modern Military-Socialist complex. The Bellamy boys actively promoted what they called "military socialism." Part of the plan was the pledge.

The Bellamys and the pledge influenced the hate-spewing paramilitary societies of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (62 million dead), the People's Republic of China (35 million dead), and the horrid National Socialist German Workers' Party (21 million dead). (Death tolls from Professor R. J. Rummel's book "Death by Government" which is also available).

Most so-called conservatives are ignorant of the pledge's deplorable past, and to the extent they do know, they cover it up. Republican socialists have been duped into robotically chanting the pledge and there are probably socialists in-the-know who laugh silently at the spectacles.

There's another piece on the pledge featuring an interesting photograph.

When I left the public school system twenty-five years ago I promised myself that I would never subject a child of my own to a public school.

Banning the pledge would be a good start on the long overdue process of de-communizing the schools.

More Narcissistic Whining

The problem with being angry with one's self, as opposed to merely wallowing in self pity, is that one cannot sleep.

The problem is, or now I should say was, that I made a bad snap decision at a social event. It was a high school class reunion. I stepped up to the greeting table and picked up my name tag and then took one look at the gathered crowd. The thought then hit me in the head like a twenty-pound sledge hammer,

I DON'T BELONG HERE!

I went back out to my truck and whined to myself for about five minutes. If I had simply drove away at this point I could have returned with a minimum of fuss and bother. But what I did was to walk back into the event venue and return my name tag to the nice ladies at the greeting table, apologized, and walked away. Thus I made what is by all appearances an irreversible mistake.

The metaphysical joke here is that I registered for the event so I that wouldn't go into the self-rebuke mode for not showing up at all.

Deep Thought

I can tune out or ignore every voice of criticism except one, my own.

It appears that I may be my own worst critic.

(But Les, isn't this an example of narcissistic whining? Shhhhhhhh!)

Saturday, November 27, 2004

So Anyway

Yes, tonight sucked, but it my fault and my fault alone.

When I retorically asked, who in their right mind would want to listen to a load of narcissistic whining, even though the question is applicable to the present day Left, I was really speaking of myself when I wrote the question.

And Then There's This Other Doctor...

John Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.) is having some fun with a Leftist Ninny:

But let's have a look at a bit more weirdness. Take this Orwellian statement: "This tendency has finally metastacized into a genuinely dangerous situation, one in which the GOP has become host to a Stalinist movement that exhibits so many of the traits of fascism that the resemblance is now unmistakable." Quite aside from the fact that this great intellectual cannot even spell "metastasized", he is asking us to believe that the people who opposed Communism for decades and finally destroyed it utterly are themselves communists! I guess it's not impossible but seeing that the GOP and their Christian allies have always advocated the exact opposite of communism, the writer is clearly in cloud-cuckoo land. If you can say that free-enterprise=Stalinism, you might as well say black=white. I guess that a Leftist "postmodernist" would have no problem in doing exactly that, however.

Let's face it, the Left appears to have serious difficulty with certain very basic concepts, such as REALITY.

Deep Thought

Who in their right mind would want to listen to a load of narcissistic whining?

Friday, November 26, 2004

It fits...

I'm Back

I don't really have anything to say at the moment, I'm just back from Mom's house.

It's not like I have anything to say about the relationship between tyrants and the tyrannized or anything like that. Or how someone appointing themselves to be an elite over ordinary humanity is really the first step in the process of self-dehumanization. I mean that would take a great deal of deep thought that I really don't have time for as that I have to deliver pizza today and then show up late for a party to which I was invited tonight.

(My lack of God! Les has a social life again!)

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

And Now For Something Completely Different

I'm off to Mom's for Thanksgiving.

Back Friday.

Another Doctor Is In

Walter Williams has a few things to say about the bashing of our new Secretary of State, such as:

Dr. Condoleezza Rice, President Bush's national security adviser and now his secretary of state nominee, has been the subject of nasty, demeaning and disrespectful cartoons and commentary. Some of the worst has come from people like Julian Bond, chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who said on TV's "America's Black Forum" that he agreed with "The Boondocks" cartoonist Aaron McGruder's characterization of Dr. Rice as "a murderer." A lead article in Black Commentator said, "Condoleezza Rice is the purest expression of the race traitor. No polite description is possible." Those kinds of attacks by blacks have emboldened guilt-ridden white liberals to join in as seen by the recent cartoons of Pat Oliphant and Garry Trudeau ("Doonesbury").

The term race traitor was used by Neo-Nazi trash like the late and unlamented William Pierce to mean someone who does not unquestionably submit to the will of the self-appointed leaders of the race. The penalty for race treason, if the new National Socialists had the power to carry it out, was death.

If you must know, yes, I have read The Turner Diaries. I would liken the experience of reading it to being the intellectual equivalent of swimming in raw sewage.

If you want a more complete view of the nazification of the Left in America then I recommend that you read The Ominous Parallels by Leonard Peikoff.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Ahem...

Here is a message for all those whiny narcissistic jerks who have taken upon themselves the task of apologizing for the re-election of President Bush:



(HT: AW at LGF)

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

The Doctor Is In

Michael Hurd on Comrade Hillary and her political ambitions:



You can be sure that Hillary Clinton's concern with Republican rule is not about improper government control over individuals. Her concern is that it's not her power. She views -- to some degree correctly -- the Republicans as the party of less government control over people (e.g. lower taxes) and greater determination to use military force against enemies of our country. She doesn't like this. She wants more power over people; not less. And she wants to be the Power Broker in Chief more than she can begin to express. Her husband's Presidency was a means to this ultimate end. When and if she manages to get the power we all know she wants, you can better believe she will not be afraid to use it.

Were she to win in 2008 we can be sure of two things. First she will be firmly in touch with her inner Stalin. Second, that there will be no presidential election in 2012. People with a bad case of powerlust are fairly predictable that in that way.

President Hillary Rodham Clinton? You heard it here first.

Actually, given her basic beliefs and goals, its been anticipated by us in Pachyderm Party for a rather long time.

So what would be the likely outcome of Hillary being elected? (Or more likely, "elected".) A couple of years ago I wrote a story set in an official wargaming universe. Here is a conversation between a Terran naval officer and an alien non-commissioned officer:

Ian saw that the old bakery building at 22nd Avenue and Washington Street was boarded up again, another attempt to redevelop the property without demolishing the original single storey brick structure had failed.

Plastered all over the structure were posters showing a black and white photograph of a sixty-ish woman, with short fake blonde hair, a standard nine-millimeter service pistol was aimed at her head. The hammer of the pistol in the photograph was blurred as though it were falling on the firing pin.

Over the photograph on the poster in all capital letters was the one word, REMEMBER.

“I’m sorry sir,” said the Chief as he pointed to the posters, “but I’m not fully familiar with that bit of Terran history.”

“Well,” Ian replied, “That’s Saint Hillary, a martyr for the holy cause of Democracy. She was just a stupid old bitch who believed that being democratically elected somehow constituted an excuse for abusive and destructive behavior.”

Actually no, being elected is not an excuse for totalitarian socialist behavior of any degree. If the Left in America can't live with this then I'm afraid that we'll have to see to it that they don't.

In any case we need to start working right [expletive] now to defeat Hillary.

Or else.

Monday, November 22, 2004

That's one big freezer...

Topping Film Threats Frigid 50: The Coldest People in Hollywood 2004 is the massive propagandist Michael Moore.
"...now Michael’s alleged “limousine liberal” ways are being exposed in a new documentary entitled “Michael Moore Hates America.” The film (hitting theaters in limited release) features regular schlub Mike Wilson who seeks out Moore in an effort to question the controversial filmmaker’s techniques. All Wilson wants is to interview Michael – and ala “Roger and Me,” Moore completely disses the young filmmaker, evading his request for an interview and berating him at a public event. In one particularly damning sequence."

HT to Powerline.

So What Else Is New?

Press release from U.S. Central Command:

NEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894
November 22, 2004
Release Number: 04-11-77


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


INSURGENTS FAKING DEAD FIRES ON MARINES

FALLUJAH, Iraq – Marines from the 1st Marine Division shot and killed an insurgent, who while faking dead, opened fire on the Marines that were conducting a security and clearing patrol through the streets here at approximately 3:45 p.m. on 21 November.

For more information, please contact Capt Bradley Gordon, public affairs officer, 1st Marine Division, gordonbv@1mardivdm.usmc.mil

I have some advice for those Muslims who, being in touch with their inner Osama, or the Blue Zone Leftists who are getting in touch with their inner Mao or their inner Trotsky (the founder and first commander of the Soviet Army):

Any attempt to overthrow the United States Government will fail.

In the event that you are cut off and surrounded by the regular armed forces (I very seriously doubt that any group of civilian gun owners are going to be taking prisoners) you will have only two options.

One, drop your weapon and walk out with your hands up with the palms facing forward.

The other option is to point your personal weapon so that the path of bullet will pass through your brain, scream, "my [expletive] false-god is great!" And pull the trigger. Lefties may substitute "Heil Hillary" in the place of any Islamic expression of faith.

Any action between these options will earn you a free round of ammunition.

Are there any questions on this block of instruction?


The More Things Change...

I'm presently reading MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BLUNDERS AND COVER-UPS, by Colonel John Hughes-Wilson. At the end of the chapter covering the Falklands War (which occured entirely during the time I was in basic infantry training at Fort Benning) there was this passage about the attitude of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office:

The final word on the Falklands deserves to be given to the FCO, a much-maligned body of men and women among their euphoric colleagues in the British armed services after the war. As the Royal Marines and the Paras of the victory parade marched through the City of London in October 1982, an aspiring FOC mandarin leaned across to a member of the Defence Intelligence Staff on the balcony overlooking the pageant.

"You know, Harry, this all shows the results of letting some desperately unpopular tinpot autocrat use a crazy foreign military adventure to court popularity and get off the hook at home."

The DIS man nodded knowingly, "Charles, you're absolutely right. Yes, Galtieri and the junta really blew it."

The FCO man snorted in disgust. "Galtieri? Harry, I'm talking about Margaret Thatcher!"

I certainly hope that Dr. Rice can make some progress toward cleaning up the mess at the Department of Treason State.

Deep Thought

There is a reason that the Greens are commonly called tree huggers, trees can not bite nor can they tell the environmentalists to bugger off.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Two Items

United States Secret Service and Chilean security get into a loud dispute:



Several Chilean and American agents got into a pushing and shoving match outside the cultural center where the dinner was held. The incident happened after Bush and his wife, Laura, had just posed for pictures on a red carpet with the host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Chilean President Ricardo Lagos and his wife, Luisa Duran.

As Bush stepped inside, Chilean agents closed ranks at the door, blocking the president's agents from following. Stopping for more pictures, Bush noticed the fracas and turned back. He reached through the dispute and pulled his agent from the scrum and into the building.

Can you imagine Mr. John "appeasement-to-the-point-of-treason" Kerry stepping into the fracas? President Bush is at his best when steps out of the politician mode.

Meanwhile on the Left Coast:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Shoppers in San Francisco may soon be paying for their grocery sacks.

City officials are considering charging grocery stores 17 cents apiece for the bags to discourage use of plastic sacks.

And the [expletive] control freaks of the Left are mystified as to why we won't allow them to exercise power over us.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Thought for the Day

The homeowner who shoots an violent intruder isn't only defending his own home and family but also the homes and families of what would have been the intruder's future victims.

Friday, November 19, 2004

Another Opinion

Citizen Smash, a Navy Reserve officer, has this to say about the Rules of Engagement:

“YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO DIE,”

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

The Doctor Is In

Thomas Sowell, an ex-marine if I recall correctly, has something to say about shooting terrorists in Fallujah:

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the United Nations can all talk about "the Geneva Convention." But that agreement on the rules of war has never applied to combatants not wearing the uniform of any country that is a party to the Geneva Convention.

Terrorists wear no uniform and show no mercy, as they have repeatedly demonstrated by beheading innocent civilians, including women.

Why any such terrorists should be captured alive in the first place is a real question. Maybe they have information that could be useful. But every terrorist our troops try to capture alive increases the risk of death for American combat troops.

Their information better be damned important for that.

Mister Terrorist could have stayed home and lived a human life, but instead he chose to exist as an animal and prey upon the innocent and the helpless.

We don't need to make the effort to mentally dehumanize our enemy when he has already chosen to dehumanize himself.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

And Now For Something Completely Different

The President of France says that American military action is the cause of terrorism.

By using his form of logic I can declare that the practice of "safe sex" will cause an increase in the number of Frenchmen.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Dealing With The Enemy

Today's Cox and Forkum cartoon:

Check Your Six



The late Mr. Jihadi could have stayed home and lived a normal human life. Instead he chose to be a member of a band of brigands. As we used to say at the Benning School for Boys, "he raised his own hand."

(Les now performs a mock Nazi salute)
(In his pajamas?)
(He's a blogger, of course he is.)

Under normal battlefield conditions anyone who is not absolutely signifying their surrender is properly considered a target. Given the jihadi habits of booby-trapping bodies and attacking while faking a surrender it's a bloody miracle that any of them are being taken alive.

And if the Left want to whine about the American armed forces committing atrocities then they are a bunch of bloody hypocrites. The armed forces of their beloved Soviet Union routinely carried out massacres of POW's and civilians during the Second World War starting with the mass extermination of thousands of Polish Officers and Sergeants in 1939 in their half of Poland. Which the Soviet Socialists then conveniently blamed on their competitors and former allies, the National Socialists of Germany. (If anything, the Nazi-Soviet War of 1941-1945 could be characterized as a drive-by shooting carried out on an industrial scale.)

When I was in the U.S. Army back in the Eighties we had the entirely reasonable expectation of either being summarily killed by regular Soviet troops or the KGB units following them or being shipped off to a slave labor camp in Siberia if any of us surrendered. One of my fellow soldiers, whose grandparents has escaped Russia a half-step ahead of the Red Army by hijacking a ship, actually asked me if he could assume my identity in the event that I was killed.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Islam In Action

An Australian newpaper reports:

THE husband of British-Iraqi aid worker Margaret Hassan said today she may have been killed by hostage takers, citing a video tape that had surfaced.

"I have been told that there is a video of Margaret which appears to show her murder. The video may be genuine but I do not know," Tahsin Hassan said in Baghdad.

Mrs Hassan was the head of CARE in Iraq, employed through CARE Australia.

The British embassy in Baghdad confirmed today that a video tape had surfaced appearing to show the killing of Mrs Hassan, and said it was probably genuine.

"We can confirm there is a tape that appears to show Margaret's murder," an embassy official said. "We believe it is probably genuine."

So what else is new?

I have to agree with Ann Coulter, converting the whole place to Christianity would be a definite step up.

("But Les, you're an atheist." "Shhhhhhh!")

Monday, November 15, 2004

Oh Really?

Cox and Forkum are having fun:



I will now predict that Michael Moore's next film, about how the Space Aliens handed the Presidency to Dubya, will be titled: UFO 2004.




Sunday, November 14, 2004

Still At It

Anti-republican vandalism continues (HT: When Angry Democrats Attack):

A Republican Party committee office on the North Side has been vandalized three times since the Nov. 2 election, police said.

Three incendiary devices were thrown through the front window of the 43rd Ward Republicans headquarters, 2727 N. Halsted, on Monday night, Chicago police said. A wall was scorched, but only minimal damage was reported.

Suzanne Davis, committeewoman for the organization, said the fire was the latest in a series of incidents at the headquarters. Just after midnight Nov. 3, a brick was launched through the front window as people watched the presidential election results, and the next morning another window was discovered broken.

Other area Republican party offices have been the target of vandals, but it's rare for the harassment to continue after an election, officials said. Davis said the committee is considering installing an alarm system and bars for the windows.

Mister Daley, shut off your machine!


Saturday, November 13, 2004

Read This!

Mike at Cold Fury has just dropped a thermonuclear rant that utterly beats anything that I could write in my own foulest moods.

Read it!

Thought for the Day

There's atheism and then there's Atheism.

Mere atheism is simply disbelief in the divine and as such is not a holy cause to which all other actions are subordinated, nor is it a affirmative virtue which cancels out all other personal faults. Whereas Atheism with the big "A" takes what is otherwise a simple philosophical position and blows it up into an illusion of positive virtue.

Atheism with a big "A" allows dull and ordinary people to feel and pose as if they were somehow superior to the mass of humanity. Atheism with a big "A" also provides reactionary garbage such as the Marxists a means to pose as some kind of progressive vanguard when in fact they are simply putting a philosophical polish on the neolithic practice of beating up and killing people and taking their stuff.

As a mere atheist all I have to say to the big "A" professional Athiests is, "go home, grow up, and get a life!"

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Jacoby on Arafat

Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe, November 11, 2004:

YASSER ARAFAT died at age 75, lying in bed surrounded by familiar faces. He left this world peacefully, unlike the thousands of victims he sent to early graves.

In a better world, the PLO chief would have met his end on a gallows, hanged for mass murder much as the Nazi chiefs were hanged at Nuremberg. In a better world, the French president would not have paid a visit to the bedside of such a monster. In a better world, George Bush would not have said, on hearing the first reports that Arafat had died, "God bless his soul."

I would have said. "may God have mercy on his soul," but I'm an atheist.

It would take an encyclopedia to catalog all of the evil Arafat committed. But that is no excuse for not trying to recall at least some of it.

Perhaps his signal contribution to the practice of political terror was the introduction of warfare against children. On one black date in May 1974, three PLO terrorists slipped from Lebanon into the northern Israeli town of Ma'alot. They murdered two parents and a child whom they found at home, then seized a local school, taking more than 100 boys and girls hostage and threatening to kill them unless a number of imprisoned terrorists were released. When Israeli troops attempted a rescue, the terrorists exploded hand grenades and opened fire on the students. By the time the horror ended, 25 people were dead; 21 of them were children.

Thirty years later, no one speaks of Ma'alot anymore. The dead children have been forgotten. Everyone knows Arafat's name, but who ever recalls the names of his victims?

So let us recall them: Ilana Turgeman. Rachel Aputa. Yocheved Mazoz. Sarah Ben-Shim'on. Yona Sabag. Yafa Cohen. Shoshana Cohen. Michal Sitrok. Malka Amrosy. Aviva Saada. Yocheved Diyi. Yaakov Levi. Yaakov Kabla. Rina Cohen. Ilana Ne'eman. Sarah Madar. Tamar Dahan. Sarah Soper. Lili Morad. David Madar. Yehudit Madar. The 21 dead children of Ma'alot -- 21 of the thousands of who died at Arafat's command.

Too bad there really isn't such a place as Hell.

Trivia

Overheard (okay, read) in conversation at Little Green Footballs:

Mr. Pol: "...what was the USSS nick for Komrade Ketchup?"


Secret Service Guy
: "Minuteman, can you believe it?"

Having learned to play bureaucracy in the United States Army, I sorry to have to say, yes.

About [Expletive] Time

Yassir Arafat, and individual whose character and conduct could only properly described in the foulest of language has finally been pronounced dead by the French.

I suppose the stench was even a bit too much for them.

A Word From The Guru

The Guru said:


The goal of "higher education" is to make the strong wise and the wise strong.


Wednesday, November 10, 2004

The Dutch Fight Back...Properly

The Government of the Netherlands is now actively cracking down on Islamic terror cells in their homeland (HT: LGF):

If I can believe RTL Nieuws, there's about forty different arrest teams currently active in the Laakkwartier precinct of The Hague in what seems to be a huge anti-terror action. Here's what I know so far:

• Airspace above The Hague has been sealed off until further notice.
• At 3 AM, arrest teams tried to enter a house on the Antheunisstraat in The Hague.
• Three officers were hurt, two of them allegedly quite severely to their stomach and legs, after explosions were heard. RTL Nieuws reports that a hand grenade was thrown at them. Two of the officers are still receiving hospital treatment.
• At 3.30 AM, shots were heard.
• No one is allowed into the area or even go back into their house. People can leave, but can't get in again. This led to strange situations in which a woman who had let out her dog couldn't return home. All those people are brought to a shelter.
• People who try to leave the area and have no identity papers, or turn out not to be registered on any address in the precinct, are brought down for further questioning.
• Around 8 AM, a man wearing only underwear who is reportedly of Asian descent, was apparently arrested. RTL Nieuws reports he's probably someone an illegal alien who had the bad luck of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Nothing is known about further arrests.
• However, a negotiator has been brought in. This suggests that the initial bust went wrong, and the people who this is all about, are still inside.
• The number of officers and soldiers down there must be huge. Some of the units are military anti-terrorist teams, which implies that they expect a huge potential for violence. The military units, the BBE (Bijzondere Bijstands Eenheid or Special Support Unit), were first founded in 1973 after the terrorist actions during the Olympic Games in 1972. They are not the kind of people you bring in for arresting a shoplifter.

Meanwhile, the police refuses to make any statements about the attack on the Pauluskerk (Church of Paul) in Boxmeer yesterday night, only hours after an Islamic school in Uden was completely destroyed.


Here's the main site.


The proper answer to vigilantism (and I admit to having cheered for it) is for government to properly carry out its mission of upholding and defending the rights of the citizens and legal residents of the nation.

Nothing less will do.

More Vandalism

Someone got in touch with their inner Lenin (HT: When Angry Democrats Attack)

Case in point: Once again, a local Republican couple find their SUV vandalized by Kerry brownshirts who, foolishly, left a “Kerry/Edwards” bumper sticker on a side window exposed when the Katherine Harris sign that was there was ripped off and left on the ground. Talk about leaving your DNA on the victim. It says something about a candidate when his supporters are little more than thugs, vandals and theives, doesn't it?


To govern is to restrain, those who cannot or will not restrain themselves have no place in a social institution whose function is to restain others.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

So What Else Is New?

Satan's Sidekick on Little Green Footballs has something to say about Comrade Kerry:

A selectman in my town was Kerry's paperboy back in the 70s when Kerry lived in Lowell, MA. Out of his 40 customers only 2 never gave him a tip. Guess who one of them was?

No kidding.

Hardcore socialists, both advocates and beneficiaries, never tip. One of them actually laughed in my face when I told where he could write in a tip on a credit card slip. Another actually took his time to count out the exact amount of the transaction, and not one penny more, while I was standing outside the door in cold pouring rain.

A Question

Now that Bill and Hillary are officially residing in New York, would the convenient death of anyone who gets in their way still be called an arkancide?

The reason that I bring up the question is that the junior senator from Massachussetts is thinking of running for president again in 2008. I can't imagine that Hillary is going to like that.

Will it be a shotgun blast to the back of the head?

Monday, November 08, 2004

Evasive Maneuvers

Fighting Back Against The Jihad

Not all Dutchmen are Dhimmies:

Mon Nov 8, 2:24 AM ET

THE HAGUE (AFP) - An Islamic school in the Dutch city of Eindhoven was hit by an explosion but no one was injured, ANP news agency reported, as police said the blast could be linked to the murder of a controversial filmmaker.

Police said the explosion around 3:30 am (0230 GMT) caused serious damage to the school entrance and could be linked to the brutal murder of Thoe van Gogh by a suspected radical Islamist.

Windows at nearby buildings were blown out.

Eindhoven mayor Alexander Sakkers told public Dutch radio that no one was hurt in the explosion but that people in the neighborhood were in shock.

Muslim houses of worship and Islamic schools have been under surveillance since the murder Tuesday of van Gogh but police patrols would be stepped up, he added.

ANP reported Sunday that three Dutch mosques had been targeted in failed arson attempts at the weekend.

If I may make a suggestion toward a long term solution to the problem:

An oath of allegiance made in the name of a false god is a false oath.


Update at 0740 CST:

Rune at Little Green Footballs wrote:

BTW. There seems to be a small movement going where people write “Thou shalt not kill. RIP Theo van Gogh” on their front door or other public places. It started in The Netherlands and has now spread to here in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Sunday, November 07, 2004

Comic Relief

This Monday's Freefall:



Learned to play bureaucracy in the army.

Some People!

Michael Jericho takes Jane Smiley to task for her deliberate distortions of our history. (HT: Techievampire)

Firstly, the men conducting the raid were Confederate Guerillas. That is to say in simple terms: they were the pro-slavery guys fighting on the side which opposed the Union... which at that time was governed and led by its Republican Commander-in-Chief... Abraham Lincoln. The men doing the slaughtering would have been staunch advocates of an "anybody but Lincoln" platform for the 1860 election, but fortunately, there was no George Soros around at the time to bankroll it.

Given a choice, the Confederate killers would have voted for the Democrats, who compounded their disgusting display of attempted appeasement by offering up failed Union ex-General George McClelland as their 1864 presidential candidate, who was widely known for his desire to reach a peaceful accomodation with the Confederacy. Had he won, there would now be a CSA (Confederate States of America) as well as a USA. Oh, and the slaves would not have been freed.

Has anyone noticed that the Republicans are clearly once again the party of liberation while the Democrats have resumed, through their advocacy and support for the various forms of Socialism, their old role as the party of subjugation?


And They Call Us Paranoid

The folks at Capitalism Magazine have a special message for anyone who believes that President Bush is going to establish a theocracy and send non believers to death camps:

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORSHIP!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Getting In Touch With Their Inner Che.

Vandals Hit Republican Headquarters in North Carolina (tip: Drudge):

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Vandals spray painted vulgar messages on the walls of the North Carolina Republican Party headquarters and left a burned effigy depicting President Bush and Sen. John Kerry, police said.

Authorities detained several suspects early Saturday, hours after the attacks took place Friday night, but had not filed any charges, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

A police officer reported Friday that about 100 people wearing masks and gloves were walking down a street near the headquarters, authorities said.

Here's a clue for all you self-styled "progressives."

YOU LOST.

In spite of the bribes offered, the lies told, the assaults on persons and property, and the other nonsense that your side pulled, you lost the presidential election.

Get over it.

We refuse to be a living prop in your ideological fantasies. We refuse to bind ourselves with the chains that you offer us. And we refuse to embark on the path that ultimately leads to the anonymous ditch outside of town.

This isn't Russia in 1917. We know about the ultimate results of your ideological fantasy and will not go down that path without a fight.

So go home, grow up, and get a life.

And I have special message for all those schissekopfe who feel that its cool to wear a Che Guevara shirt in public: Che was the inhuman piece of excrement that Comrade Castro put in charge of "liquidating enemies of the people", which in reality meant shooting anyone with property to steal or who otherwise had a mind or conscience of their own.

In short, Che Guevara was a bloody communist mass murderer. Wearing a Che shirt in a free nation is as disgusting as wearing a Heinrich Himmler shirt in Tel Aviv.

And wearing a Che shirt says that you are no better than a bloody murderer.

The only reason that you aren't beaten to a bloody pulp and hanged from a convenient tree or lamp post is that we are better than you and the murderer that you call a hero.

Friday, November 05, 2004

Sacred Cow Burger...Yum!



I'm going to relax for a while before I start ranting again.

And before I go I have a special message for all those liberals who are whining about the rise of a Republican theocracy: I'm an atheist and I voted for Bush.

[INSERT EXPLETIVES HERE]

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Canada 2.0

From Not A Dollar Short:



And I used to think of my home state of Minnesota as Baja Canada.

First time since 1988!

President Bush achieved a majority in the overall presidential election!
That is something Bill Clinton never did!

He received more votes than any other presidential candidate in history!

Thought for the Day

I have a message for the ubermenschen wanna-be's of the Left:

In the immortal words of Ayn Rand: You need us, we do not need you.

Or to put it in a more common vernacular: Fuck off and die.

President Bush Reelected

Apparently outside the "margin of lawyer" too. Not that this will stop them from trying.

Cox and Forkum's daily mocking of the Junior Comrade from Massachussetts:



Some of the morons moonbats over at the Despocratic Sewer Democratic Underground are muttering to each other about going to Ohio with baseball bats and rioting in order to reverse the outcome.

Um, didn't that whiny moonbat Neil Young write a whiny song about a marxist riot being lethally interrupted by the Ohio National Guard back in 1971?

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Election Fraud Update

Election Fraud Incident Reports from the Minnesota-GOP site:


Voter found someone else voted for him.

Kerristas doing mass vouching in Duluth.

MoveOn violation.

Just In Case

In the event the John F**king Kerry seizes power through fraud, I am opening the betting pool on a military coup d'etat.

My ten dollars is going to 0800 (that's 8 AM to you civilians) on January 21st, 2005.

This Is Islam In Action

Critic of Islam assassinated:

AMSTERDAM (AFP) - The Dutch film maker Theo van Gogh, who made films that sparked political controversy in the Netherlands including a recent short film on Islam, was murdered in Amsterdam, a spokesman for his film production company told Dutch public Radio 1.

Van Gogh, 47, had just finished a movie about the assassination in May 2002 of the populist right-wing politician Pim Fortuyn.

Pim Fortuyn was a homosexual socialist critic of Islam who stood up for the native Dutch culture. The Established Liberal Media never bothers to mention those rather inconvenient details.

After his film on Islam and the submission of women together with controversial liberal politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Van Gogh received police protection much against his will.

He was shot while cycling in Amsterdam, according to eyewitnesses. The police have captured the assailant but have no idea yet why Van Gogh was killed.

This report comes from a French press agency, they're bound to shave the truth a bit in favor of the Islamists.

It's reported elsewhere that the assailant appeared to be of Somali origin.

As I said before, we can't dehumanize the enemies of Liberty, only they can and they have in practice dehumanized themselves.

Here's some suggested reading:

Apostates of Islam

Faithfreedom.org

What is Islam?

Truth Alone Triumphs


Update at 0525 CST:

Natchwacht at Little Green Footballs posted:

According to a female English speaking eyewitness the killer was an arabic looking man clad in long islamic dress (jilaba?) with a big black beard.

According to a Dutch male eyewitness two knifes were used, a large one and a small one. The killer stooped over his victim for several minutes (trying to behead his victim as well?) and the letter stuck to his chest was said to contain islamic text.


Update at 0555 CST:

BBC website story:

Police arrested a man in a nearby park after an exchange of gunfire.

Van Gogh, 47, had received death threats after his film Submission, on violence against women in Islamic societies, was shown on Dutch TV.

The film was made with liberal Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali refugee who fled an arranged marriage.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been under police protection since the film was aired. She has also received death threats and has renounced the Islamic faith.

Criticizing and leaving Islam are acts punishable by death according to the false prophet Mohammed.

Good thing I've always kept an unlisted phone number.

Update at 0830 CST:

Just got back from voting for President Bush.

Robert Spencer has posted the story on his Dhimmi Watch site.

There are comments and witness accounts in the comments section.

Like this from Martin in Amsterdam:

The assasination happened around the corner from where I live in Amsterdam Oost. I arrived on the scene five minutes after they killed Theo, as I was on my way to buy some bread with my two year old. I saw his body, with the knives still in it, covered with white linnen. Like this:



I informed Jihadwatch within the hour.

I knew Theo very well. He was the nicest guy. I worked with him at a radiostation, ten years ago. He lived around the corner, and never wanted to be surrounded by body guards, like Hirsi Ali and Wilders.
The police took his son out of the class room this morning to tell his father is dead. God bless Lieuwe.

Politicians now talk about societal problems, and that society is getting more violent. Off course, they don't talk about a war that is going on for 1400 years.

The guy who did it was wearing a djallaba, and has a long beard. After he shot Theo seven times, Theo was stabbed. On the knive a letter, or holy scriptures.

Take the time to read the whole thing.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Cheating In Minnesota Update

Election Incident Report from the Minnesota GOP:

10/25/2004 - Mass Vouching

Numerous DFL and liberal organization documents showing disregard for the laws involving same day registration and vouching for residency. As you well know, citizens can have their residency in a precinct vouched for by a registered voter in that precinct but only if the individual vouching has personal knowledge of the voters residency. These groups, as well as the DFL, appear to be setting up programs for vouching but never making it clear to the activists or the voters that vouching requires personal knowledge. For example:

* According to an ACT e-mail, ACT is trying to recruit "thousands" of volunteers with name badges for Election Day with ward and precinct on them to make it easier to find a volunteer to vouch for a voter at the polls. With no mention of the essential requirement of personal knowledge of the voucher, this suggests a systematic program to match vouchers to voters contrary to the clear demands of the law.

* The attached get-out-the-vote script from the DFL has a volunteer introduce themselves and then if the person is not registered, arranges to have someone from the neighborhood pick them up and vouch. There is no mention that this someone must be a registered voter from that precinct and have personal knowledge of residency. Both the voter and the voucher doing this would be breaking the law.

* The attached Voters Bill of Rights from the AFL-CIO tells voters  contrary to the law  that, Anyone who is registered to vote in your precinct can vouch for where you live.

Decision 2004

From Cox and Forkum:



This election may very well decide the future of Humanity.

A vote for President Bush means the continuation of the War on Terror. (Which really should be the War on Totalitarianism.) And the possibility that Mankind will move off of the Earth and into the Universe in general.

A vote for the Archtraitor Kerry is a vote for socialism, dhimmitude, and ultimately the exinction of Mankind. (Not that it would bother the tree-hugging filth infesting our college campuses and Established Media in any way.)

Victory or Exinction.

Your choice.

Friday, October 29, 2004

Well, Hello Stormtrooper

Lazytart at Little Green Footballs posted a link to another story about despocratic brownshirt activity:

Two volunteers were reportedly injured. Ebony Garntond told police she was roughed up by volunteers with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

The socialist gang known as ACORN made a mark for itself in the Twin Cities by physically occupying branch offices of local banks, and thus forcibly preventing anyone from doing business in that branch, in order to extort favors such as interest free loans or other forms of "donations" from the bank.

They call it "creative non-violence."

It's Alive!

Osama Bin Laden is still alive.

And if the image on the video shown on Al-Jazeera is any indication he is rather well dressed and living in reasonable comfort in his hiding place.

The Bin Laden family estate in Arabia perhaps?

Wishful Thinking

If the donks do riot on November 3rd then I want to have one of these:



The weapon, not the obviously underage girl.

Staring Us In The Face

The Big Trunk at the Powerline Blog has evidence of attempted vote fraud:

Among the well-funded and supposedly independent groups supporting John Kerry in the campaign is Americans Coming Together (ACT). ACT has taken notice of Minnesota's special vulnerabilty to vote fraud and organized a sophisticated effort to exploit it in a manner that violates Minnesota law. In Minnesota the Bush campaign has come into the possession of the following email from ACT to its Minnesota volunteers:

Election Day is upon us. You are confirmed to volunteer with ACT (America Coming Together - http://www.actforvictory.org/) on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov 2.

We will be creating name badges that include your Ward and Precinct information for each of the thousands of volunteers that day to make it easier to find a volunteer to vouch for a voter at the polls.

I am emailing you to request your street address, city and zipcode. We've already got your other contact information, but your record in our database does not include this information.

You can save us time on election day by replying today to this email with this information, or give us a call at [phone number with St. Paul area code].

In order to get your badge correct, please reply by Thursday.

Thank you for your help and cooperation. See you on Election Day!

The Republican Party of Minnesota has put out a press release on the subject:

"Either through ignorance, or by design, the DFL Party is asking people to risk committing a felony by misinforming them of Minnesota's precise election procedures," said [Republican Party of Minnesota State Chair Ron] Eibensteiner. "I am asking the DFL to make their intentions clear in this election, and answer whether they are planning a mass vouching program on Election Day." Eibensteiner also raised concerns about the massive army of 10,000 lawyers that Democrats and the Kerry Campaign are sending to battleground states, including Minnesota. The Democrats' efforts in Minnesota stand in sharp contrast to Republican's homegrown efforts. Republican voter turnout efforts are staffed overwhelmingly by volunteers, and the vast majority of our poll watchers are Minnesotans -- as of right now more than 99 percent. And most will not be attorneys.

Would somebody please tell me what the difference is between the Democratic Party and a criminal gang is?

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Okay, Mr. President...

President Bush shows us how to do "the one fingered victory salute."

In five days we all get to do it to John Effing Kerry and the Despocratic Party.

Oh, somebody played a recording of Walter Mondale telling the usual despocrat lies on my answering machine.

Fuck you, Walter.

More Vandalism

Minnesota Democrats Exposed brings as more examples of vandalized sign here and here.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

I'm Not Looking Backwards To This

Ed Wood's long lost final film found:

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Considered the worst filmmaker of all time, Ed Wood won a cult following after his death and now fans can see his long-lost last film "Necromania," a work some say shows he was so bad that he was brilliant.

But it's not for the faint-hearted. The 1971 movie is a porn film documenting the sexual enlightenment of a young couple at the hands of a coven of witches.

Yes, but porn is like, you know, so boring...

So What Else Is New?

A Democrat tried to run over a Republican member of the House of Representatives:

OCTOBER 27--A Florida man has been charged with attempting to run over controversial Republican congresswoman Katherine Harris with his Cadillac. According to the below Sarasota Police Department report, Barry Seltzer, 46, told cops that he was simply exercising his "political expression" when he drove his car at Harris and several supporters, who were campaigning last night at a Sarasota intersection. Seltzer--pictured at right in a booking photo--allegedly drove up on a sidewalk and headed directly for Harris before swerving "at the last minute." Harris told officers that "she was afraid for her life and could not move as the vehicle approached her," according to the report. For his part, Seltzer--who's a registered Democrat--told cops, "I intimidated them with the car. They were standing in the street." He added, "I did not run them down, I scared them a little!" That explanation did not stop investigators from arresting Seltzer for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony. Harris, Florida's former secretary of state, is best known for her role in the aftermath of the state's disastrous 2000 presidential election.

Must go to range this week...

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Election Fraud Update

Bill Hobbs has linked to another blogger's story of Democrat shenanigans:

In the last three or four days, my residence has received a half dozen calls from the Clark County "Kerry" Campaign.

My caller ID reads: "OHIO VICTORY 937-323-5158". I'm posting that in it's entirety so that if any web crawler comes across it, they'll get slammed by unsolicited phone calls. Anyhow, every time I answer the person on the other line asks for someone who doesn't live at my residence. It's been a different name every time. Interesting isn't it? Could this be another sign that someone has registered "people" to vote using false information? If so that's at least a half dozen voters with my phone number. I know for certain that they don't have old residents of this house, since it has been in my family for many years with no one by those names.

Mr. Hobbs has other posts on the subject of vote fraud here and here.

If I recall correctly, one of Luttwak's rules for carrying out a coup d'etat is to keep the preparations a secret.

Otherwise the potential victims will be able to pre-emptively prepare to fight back or even identify and take out the plotters.

Monday, October 25, 2004

So Anyway

I truly envy Mr. Lileks ability to mock the surreal elements of modern society:

I’m standing in the middle of the used CD store the other day. The clerk is playing “Yes,” a band whose name I always preferred to answer in the negative. “Roundabout” comes on. Haven’t heard this one in years, actually. Jon Anderson sings the famous line: “In around the lake / Mountains come out of the sky and they stand there.” As opposed to what? Doing the fargin' Macarena? Standing there is pretty much the job description for mountains.

So What Else Is New?

Mrs. Ambulance Chaser has said in an interview that there will be no riots if her husband and Comrade Botox wins the presidential election.

Well, duh!

Republicans never riot.

(What? Oh...yeah...)

Okay, there was that really big riot where we burned down most of the southern states back in the early 1860's. They didn't really get over that one until the Reagan Administration...

The Tear In The Social Fabric

Varifrank writes about the cultural gulf between the rich and everyone else:

I've noted before that I never met an actual communist while I worked in a factory, but I did meet lots of them when I was at school. I also never found a communist or someone who believed in communism who actually had a job. What's worse, those who constantly lectured me on the values of communism were always the ones who sneered at the janitor, or gave the waitresses a hard time and left no tips. I learned a lot about the left while I was in college, although I'm sure it was not the lesson they hoped to teach me.

No kidding.

People with Kerry signs in their windows and yards are generally not good tippers if they tip at all. And union members are the worst offenders in the respect.

I once had a liberal (the Martin Luther King, Jr. tee-shirt was a dead giveaway) to whom I delivered a pizza who had me wait outside in the cold and intensely pouring rain while he slowly counted out the exact amount of the transaction and not one penny more.

Varifrank also had this to say:

I believe it is this concept of obligation over self fulfillment that serves as the precise point of rupture in our culture.

But there is also a certain bunch of rather odd people who treat the fulfillment of obligations as a form of self-fulfillment. (I used to be one of them.) And then there is the Marine Corps.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

This sums it up...

Rant for the Day

A marxist fishwrap in the United Kingdom has called for the assassination of President Bush (too many sources to properly credit, leaving the hat completely off this time):

On November 2, the entire civilised world will be praying, praying Bush loses. And Sod's law dictates he'll probably win, thereby disproving the existence of God once and for all. The world will endure four more years of idiocy, arrogance and unwarranted bloodshed, with no benevolent deity to watch over and save us. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr - where are you now that we need you?

In the marxist lexicon civilization consists of states that treat human beings as hominid livestock and which run up bodycounts in the millions. At last count the death toll due to the various attempts to practice what Marx preached runs from 100 million to 170 million and is still rising to places such as Cuba, China, and North Korea.

In the marxist lexicon arrogance consists of the moral certainty that each person has the inalienable rights of Life, Liberty, and Property, and such rights must be defended by deadly force either by the individual or collectively through the institution of government.

In the marxist lexicon unwarranted bloodshed consists of the act of shooting back at and ultimately hunting down and killing those willfully inhuman creatures who, in accordance to the ravings of false prophets such as Mohammed and Marx, seek to forcibly enslave and murder human beings.

In the marxist lexicon idiocy consists of looking at the world through one's own eyes, thinking for one's self, and refusing to believe the immense load of ideological excrement left by Marx, Engels, and their intellectual heirs. (Yes, I know, calling them intellectuals is a contradiction)

In effect in the marxist lexicon reality is unreal.

In short Charlie Brooker and his fellow marxoids are an example of the kind of people that George Orwell spent his last dying breath to warn us about.

Marxists in general have apparently mastered the practice of doublethink, the treatment of concepts as opposite of their true meaning.

The doublethinker worships despots such as Fidel Castro and the father-son team of the Kims as liberators and saviors while the United States and it's allies, the true liberators of Afganistan and Iraq, are treated as conquerors and murderers.

The doublethinker treats literally bloody handed murderers like Saddam Hussein and his virually demonic sons Uday and Qusay as innocent victims while willfully ignoring the mass graves of hundreds of thousands of helpless men, women, and children found in Iraq.

The doublethinker treats the society of contract and consent, for which Marx invented the perjoritive term CAPITALISM, as a slave system while SOCIALISM, which in practice requires compulsion, slave labor, and the outright murder of those who resist, is called true liberation.

The doublethinker treats the acts of robbery and murder as just while the act of self defense is punished as the foulest of crimes.

Ultimately the doublethinker treats the United States of America, the greatest and most morally advanced nation on Earth, as vilest of evils, fit only for destruction.

As an individual the doublethinker is merely insane, as a political activist the doublethinker is a mortal hazard to individual persons and to Mankind in General.

If President Bush was murdered by the Marxists or their Islamist allies the result would not be, as Comrade Brooker imagines it, the ascendance of the Marxist elite, but instead it would be the initiation of the long overdue extermination of the followers of Karl Marx.

Hell, skip the assassination, let's start now.