Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Oh, I Almost Forgot...

Hillary Clinton is a Miserable Failure.

Gosh, What A Surprise

By the early 1970s, the government had decided not to allow people to build new houses in Bam itself. The city's ancient monuments were declared part of the heritage of mankind under UNESCO and no new buildings permits were issued for almost six years.

The revolutionary turmoil of 1978-79 provided racketeers with an opportunity to seize large chunks of land in Bam and use it for poorly designed and badly constructed houses and shops. The racket was backed by a group of powerful mullahs who, in exchange for a cut in the proceeds, issued fatwas (religious opinions) that canceled government orders that banned house-building in the city.

The mullahs claimed that the shah had wished to keep Bam empty because of a secret plan under which the city would be turned into a Zoroastrian center. They also dismissed warnings from the National Seismological Center in Tehran that opposed the repopulation of Bam. The mullahs claimed that the Hidden Imam would protect the new inhabitants of the city against all disasters.

Thus, more than half of those who died in the earthquake could be regarded as victims of a racket ran by mullahs and their associates with the help of religious prejudice and superstition.

Most Iranians knew nothing of the racket that the earthquake has exposed. The discovery that so many people died because cynical developers and bribe-taking mullahs sought a fast buck has sent a shock wave throughout the country.
Gosh, what did they expect from a religion founded by a pedophile-rapist-thief-murderer?

Ten facts about global warming THEY don’t want you to know

Monday, December 29, 2003

And Now Someone Else Has Joined Our Heroic Effort

Silent Running has something to say about Hillary the Hun

He appears to have acquired the meme from Little Tiny Lies.

Of course I still think that Hillary Clinton is a miserable failure.

The Greatness of Western Civilization

The greatness of the West is not an “ethnocentric” prejudice; it is an objective fact. This assessment is based on the only proper standard for judging a government or a society: the degree to which its core values are pro- or anti-life. Pro-life cultures acknowledge and respect man’s nature as a rational being who must discover and create the conditions which his survival and happiness require -- which means that they advocate reason, rights, freedom, and technological progress.

Thursday, December 25, 2003

"Our leading bishops demand hard evidence of Saddam Hussein's possessions of weapons of mass destruction. If we were to demand the same level of proof from their profession, they would all be out of a job." -- Avril Segal, letter to the [London Times] Times, January 21, 2003

Tim Blair the blogger has a quotes page

"Plastic shredders? We used to dream of 'aving plastic shredders. When I were a lad, we 'ad to get oop at three o'clock in t'morning and work 27-hour day at secret police headquarters, rending dissidents with ordinary garden rake. But tell that to yer yoong war protestors today, and they won't believe you."

-- reader Paul Zrimsek reacts to news that Uday Hussein has a Yorkshire accent

"I am here now to tell you, we do not have any scud missiles and I don't know why they were fired into Kuwait."

-- one of Iraqi information minister Muhammad Said al-Sahhaf’s greatest hits

And that's a bit from April of 2003.

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Which Founding Father Are You?

What IS The Problem With That Lot?

One of the points The Laughing Wolf made about Al Qaeda was:

The concept of a Republic and responsible citizenry is foreign to them. They see our population as sheep, and honestly believe that the politicians control and direct the public, and that the public will simply accept whatever happens. They see the Old Media pushing agendas, without realizing that the Old Media does not really represent, or even inform, the majority of Citizens. It is a miscalculation that will hurt them.
The one thing that the willfully depraved are loathe to do is to acknowledge the fact that there are people who are in fact better in some respect than they are. To make such an acknowledgement is to issue an indictment of themselves and their own actions.

The willfully depraved will murder individuals or even exterminate entire nations before they will recognize the truth about themselves.

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Oh, Really?

I thought this was a work of fiction:

A mid-level federal official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said authorities were able to reconstruct what happened that evening.

"On Oct. 26, 1985, a 1971 Volkswagen minibus entered the parking lot of the Twin Pines Mall, a large retail complex outside of Hill Valley, California. The vehicle contained four adult Libyan nationals, armed with assault weapons. For reasons unknown, the Libyans accelerated at a high rate of speed around the parking lot, firing several rounds at a target believed to be Dr. Emmett Brown, a physicist of minor repute. Brown may have been hit several times by these rounds, or may have driven off in his silver DeLorean sports car, since neither his body nor the car were found at the scene. In any case, the Libyan operator then lost control of the vehicle, which came to rest on top of the Keys-2-Heaven kiosk, an establishment at the mall which provided key-duplication and key-refurbishment services," the official said, reading from the now de-classified Government report on the matter.

Libyan sources said that Colonel Qaddafi, terrified that American and British forces might turn on him next, decided to cave in before it was too late.

"Now look. When I say come clean with everything, I mean everything," Qaddafi reportedly said, according to someone familiar with the matter. "And that includes that little 'incident' we planned to get back at that Brown fellow. Wherever it was."
Didn't someone make a movie about this?

Sometimes I'm Too Clever For My Own Good.

Nobody caught the DOGMA reference in Part 19 of Friends In High Places. Or if they did they haven't told me about it.

And only Mark Urbin noticed that I wrote Jay and Silent Bob into Part 18.

Why Do We Hate Hillary?

Let us count one of the ways:
U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, praising the former Soviet Union yesterday for its 1979 invasion of Afghanistan, said that the attack helped bring women's rights to the fundamentalist Muslim country.

"The Soviets tried to provide more opportunities for women," Clinton told the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, in a speech billed by her office as "her first major foreign policy address as a U.S. senator."
When a socialist (or any other barbarian) state "grants" a "right", is it to sweeten the bitter taste of bondage.

Show Trial of the Century

The Mustache Guy -- you know, the one the 4th ID found in a septic tank -- has to hang. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. There really is no point in pretending that there will be any verdict other than guilty or any penalty other than death.

What the Provisional Government of Iraq should do is simply make a public presentation of its reasons for hanging the [insert expletive here] and just get on with it.

That's my $0.02 on the subject.

Monday, December 22, 2003

Even For Lawyers, This Is Silly

The Guru Also Says:

As the Holy War proceeds we are somewhat surprised that no one has brought up the parallel afforded by "the Old Man of the Mountain," one Hassan ben Saba, who during the Crusades created a Muslim paradise into which he introduced recruits in order to prove to them that if they died carrying out his orders eternal paradise would be theirs. He made liberal use of the drug hashish and thus gave his name to the term "assassin." The suicidal assassin does indeed pose a special problem, but problems are made to be solved.

The Guru Quotes Thomas Sowell

"To say that being non-judgmental is better than being judgmental is itself a judgment, and therefore a violation of principle."

Thomas Sowell

Oh! If This Could Happen A Few Thousand Times...

Oh! The poor babies, Ouuuuuuh!

More Weird Sh...Stuff

Our new terror alert system


A Frank Guide to Homeland Security Alert Levels

Nobody Does Total War Like We Do...

American Digest on the results of the next big terrorist strike:

And all of this waits upon a mere change of color from orange to red. All of this portends the answer to the question that AQ will ask with its next horrific attack on the American Homeland.

And that answer will not be to “enshrine Howard Dean's conclusion,” nor will that answer “endanger the reelection of Bush.” Neither of these things will comprise the answer of the American Republic to a second attack.

The answer will be to give, in a greater measure than every before seen on Earth, the Totalitarian impulse of Islam what all totalitarian sects have always sought for over two hundred years -- a harvest of death brought to them more swiftly and more horribly and more certainly than the answer that was given to Japan following the banzai charges and kamikaze attacks of the Second World War.

The leaders of AQ are the greatest theologians of Islam of the last 200 years. They know, in their bones, that their religion no longer has, on Earth, any chance of ever becoming the prime religion of mankind. That place has been usurped forever by the Religion of Freedom. Islam is, regardless of its "growth" among the wretched of the Earth, a dying faith. Submission cannot triumph over Freedom.

And knowing this, they know that since Islam cannot ever reign in life, they have chosen a path that gives it some hope of reigning in the afterlife. But to do that they need fresh recruits in the millions to accompany them into the darkness. Their path is to the pit. This is their program and their goal. To accomplish it they have chosen to attack without mercy the one power on Earth that, once compelled to total war, is able and will very soon be willing to accommodate them in their sick desire.

This Is Simply Weird


Uh, Sure Dude...

The London Telegraph reports:

The official Libyan news agency, Jana, last night quoted Col Gaddafi as declaring that his statement on WMD was "a courageous step which deserves the support of the Libyan people".

We so impressed out here.

We really are.


Sunday, December 21, 2003

Prepare For The Banzai Charge

The Belmont Club speculates as to why the alert level has been raised to ORANGE

With the sources of funding and other support drying up, the surviving Al Quida leadership* has one more big chance to demonstrate that their thief-murderer-pimp god is in some way superior to the God and culture of Western Civilization.

As shocking as a mass-casualty attack on Christmas Day would be, it would not demoralize us, it would anger us and it would conclusively demonstrate once and for all time the inherent superiority of Western Civilization (and in particular AMERICAN CIVILIZATION) over the cult of the thief-murderer-pimp god and its pedophile-thief-murderer prophet.

There will, of course, be a response.

According to the fantasy ideology of thief-murderer-pimp god cult, non-muslims are sub-human animals and are expected to behave as such. But in the real world we are in fact rational beings, and when rational people are confronted with a hazard to human life they do not scream in fear (or bow to a self-appointed master), we act to isolate the hazard from us or the eliminate the hazard altogether.

We will certainly redouble our efforts to hunt down and kill off Al Quida, we will deal with them as we would deal with any wild animal that attacks us. But any further responses to a Christmas Day attack will in some way depend on how muslims in general react.

If there are mass celebrations, especially in front of the news cameras in Iraq, then there will be serious high level contemplation of a quote, final solution, close quote.

We would be tempted to, "let God sort them all out."

If the surviving Al Quida leadership believes that they will somehow (perhaps through the intervention of their thief-murderer-pimp god) win a genocidal war against the West, then they are in for a very rude surprise.

Western nations, and the United States in particular, are masters of genocidal warfare.

Just ask any resident of an Indian Reservation.

*I think we can reasonably assume at this point that Osama Bin Ladin has already fed the worms in Afganistan.
Clinton pushed the Iraqi-al Qaeda connection for years.

Come On! It Wasn't THAT Bad!

Joe Gerardi of Savanna, Georgia wrote of Manos: The Hands Of Fate

It IS that bad. Consider the worst possible torture you can imagine (red-hot rods inserted in various orofices of your body; being slowly eaten alive by small, poisonous insects; having to spend a night with Hillary Clinton, well, you get the idea) put them all together, multiply them thousandfold, and that is STILL less than 1% of the anguish you will suffer at the "hands" of this effluvia.
Well I wouldn't want to spend the night with Hillary either.

I'm simply not that desperate.

OMG! The New York Times admits President Bush was Right! Time for that snowball fight in Hell!
Albert A. Gore III arrested for drug possesion. I wonder if this will get as much TV coverage as the Bush twins having a beer?

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Friends In High Places

I've just finished part 19, it's now on my other site.


Someone Else's Movie Review

Blackfive saw The Return of the King

Saw the Return of the King this morning at 10:30AM along with 1,000 other fans - some crazier than others. The Middle Earth Society of Chicago was recruiting. They had people dressed as hobbits, elves, dwarves, etc. Fake ears, fake feet, fake weapons, etc. Weird. Just weird.

My wife just looked at my face and said, "Matt, please don't say anything"

Me, "Like what, Honey?"

Mrs. Blackfive, "Like 'Have you ever kissed a girl?'"

Me, "After Shatner said that in that Star Trek/SNL skit, it's kind of been used a lot. Too easy."
Darn, I missed The Two Towers too...

Are We Insane Yet?

Armed and Dangerous presented a link to a Lovecraftian parody of a Jack T. Chick comic.

Who Will Be Eaten First?

And I used to think that Cthulu saved his worshippers for last.

And I also did about 800 words of part 19 of FIHP.

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Fifth Horseman Of the Apocalypse Makes Another Appearance

British judge praises shopkeeper for defending himself

"And the Fifth Horseman, Absurdity, bumped his head..."

Ave Dubya!

Jerry Pournelle on the President's visit to Baghdad

And indeed I believe it all. Power is a heady thing. Having the mightiest army in the history of the world not only under your command, but cheering you as worthy to lead them -- lead them ANYWHERE YOU CHOOSE -- is no small thing.

Nor do I mean this to demean the President, or his action in visiting the troops in the field in a place that might not be the front line, but was not far from it. That took both courage and a sense of style, and a sense of what is appropriate. Aurelius did that kind of thing. Commodus did not.

But note that those troops will follow him anywhere. And pray that Bush will "be led to wise decisions and right actions," or in the older prayer, "to truly and impartially administer justice." Because they will follow him. Anywhere. He has been proclaimed as worthy to lead them.
There are days that I wish that I made a career of the Army.

Tis Great Sport, Etc, Etc...

Saddamites resort to extortion tactics
"They're recruiting guys to plant the (roadside bombs) or drop them alongside the road."

On Friday, 1st Armored foiled one such kidnap-attack, when an Iraqi man appeared at the gate of a U.S. base complaining that he was being forced to detonate a roadside bomb to secure his son's release.

"They told me they'll kill my son unless I kill some Americans," Hertling quoted the Iraqi man as saying. The man carried an electric garage door opener wired as a remote-control detonator. U.S. troops followed the man's instructions and found a specially wired 120 mm mortar round on a street near the base, he said.

The man then escorted troops to a nearby house where American soldiers arrested three kidnappers and freed the son, the Army said. The three men then led the troops to the bomb maker.
Shakespeare would have a lot of fun at the expense of these guys.

This is a war between Liberty and Despotism, between Civilization and Barbarism.

Somehow, the Democrats keep backing the barbarians and despots.

Quote of the Day

Some guy calling himself (or possibly herself) JG wrote in a response section:

"Throughout history, in the war of martyrs versus heroes, the heroes always win. When heroes succeed, lessons are learned and the group is strengthen. When the martyr succeeds, the group must find another sucker."

Monday, December 15, 2003

Meanwhile In The Real World

Major Ralph Peters, US Army, Retired, wrote in the NY Post:

The capture of Saddam marks the real birth of the new Iraq. But thousands of miles from Baghdad, hundreds of millions of other human beings instinctively understood the importance of the event, even if they could not articulate all they felt. The myth of the invincible dictator ended in a farmyard.

Bashir Assad, Kim Jong-Il, Robert Mugabe, the old mullahs in Teheran, the Saudi royal family, the already cowering Moammar Khadafy - and that would-be caliph of all Muslims, Osama bin Laden . . . all of the dictators, authoritarian rulers and terrorists-who-would-be-king saw their own faces in the place of Saddam's.

We put fear into the hearts of the men who thrived by striking fear into helpless millions.
Now if we can do something about the myth of liberal compassion...

What if...

...the Roman Army was run according to modern standards?

And Now For Something Completely Different...

John Cleese may run for mayor of Santa Barbara

And check out the FARK comments thingee.

Sunday, December 14, 2003

And Now...

Cox and Forkum did a good one today

So Anyway...

I was at my Mom's house just north of Wadena when I heard that the mustache guy was captured.

So I turned on Fox News, they were showing the celebration gathering staged by the Iraq Communist Party. The red banners with the hammers and sickles were a dead giveaway.

Maybe they're getting too democratic over there?

I also did about a thousand words of part 19 of FIHP.

Monday, December 08, 2003

Pop Quiz

A Dilemma

Posted Dec 8, 2003

Question: You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, a dangerous looking man with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, raises the knife, and charges. You are carrying a Glock .45 and you are an expert shot.

You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do?
The conservative answer to the dilemma is stated in a single word. The liberal on the other hand wouldn't live long enough to complete the train of what we'll politely refer to as thought.

When I used to write for The Resister I wrotea feature called the "Moral Decision Game," in which the would-be patriot insurrectionist had to deal with an anticipated moral problem. The situation that I presented in the proposal (published as MDG#0) for the feature involved unarmed pro-socialist demonstrators blocking a choke point. (When I showed MDG#0 to my landlady she asked me how she was supposed to clean the blood and gunk off of the tank treads.)

My answer to anyone who would claim that shooting the assailant in the problem presented by the editors of Human Events is a violation of the right to life of the assailant is that the right to life is the right to live a human life. the life of a rationial and productive individual. It is not a right to behave as a subhuman animal.

A right is a concept and as such can only apply to those who understand (or in the case of children, can be expected to learn) the concepts and adhere to them. Those who choose to act like animals have surrendered any claim to any human right.

Stuff For Today

Mark Urbin is now a contributor to the blog

I babysat his blog while he performed scoutmaster duties for two weeks, it's about time I let him post on my blog.

The best melons come at a high price in Japan.

Wacko Jacko shows his soft spot for Japanese juveniles

Sunday, December 07, 2003

From the Washington Times:
Here's a holiday gift idea for the antiwar activist who thinks the United States has no business being in Iraq: "The Private Videos of Uday Hussein."
"The girls! The parties! The beatings!" advertises the distributor, which is selling the video online. "While his people were living in poverty, the 'Son of Satan' was enjoying the fruits of the land with unprecedented excess."
The distributor, which provides a video clip showing Uday beating Iraqi youths with a whip, says the footage "is so horrifying, scenes were never shown on U.S. TV ... but we got footage direct from the shops in Baghdad."

Saturday, December 06, 2003

Meanwhile In Some Dark Recess...

"No word instills fear in the hearts of the worthless human populace than "mime," and for good reason. Since the days of ancient Greece, these harbingers of silent torture have forced their so-called "art" upon countless millions of annoyed and unamused spectators. But even within the evil fraternity of mimes, one name is spoken with trepidation and dread. He is the Dark Prince of Mimes, the one called The Myme. And he's our June Customer of the Month."


Friday, December 05, 2003

This Truly Sucks

John Milius ripped off by his accountant

Hollywood director and screenwriter John F. Milius experienced a real-life plot twist when longtime accountant and business manager Charles Riedy Jr. was arrested Monday on charges of embezzling $3 million from his former client.

Most of the allegedly embezzled funds were taken from trust funds set up for Milius' children.

Riedy, 63, a certified public accountant, was charged with two counts of securities fraud.

According to the FBI, which investigated the case, Riedy, who began work for Milius in 1985, was given complete control of the screenwriter's personal and corporate accounts. From 1990 through June 2001, when Milius severed business ties with Riedy, the accountant engaged in a scheme using fraudulent billing practices and fabricated purchases of collectible firearms. (Milius is a member of the board of directors of the National Rifle Assn.)

From 1998 through 2001, according to the FBI, Riedy drafted numerous checks, usually made payable to cash, from Milius' account, and excessively billed Milius for his services while paying himself through several accounts belonging to Milius and Milius' wife.

To replace the funds taken from Milius' personal checking account, Riedy allegedly liquidated securities worth $1.9 million from a trust account for Milius' children.

Milius, who has worked steadily in Hollywood for more than three decades, was writer and director of the Arnold Schwarzenegger starmaker "Conan the Barbarian," as well as "Big Wednesday." He was the writer of "Apocalypse Now" and "Clear and Present Danger" and wrote episodes of the TV show "Miami Vice." He has three film projects set for release in the next two years. (As reported by VARIETY)


If the Traveller Film Group ever finishes a project -- such as "Section Six" -- we'll have to really watch our backs.

Heil Dean!

Mark De Cunha of Capitalism Magazine writes:

"Democracy" does not mean freedom, a freedom that Dean is seeking to "regulate", i.e., extinguish. Democracy means majority rule--where Dean is the "voice" of that majority, and is so empowered to violate the rights of the minority, the minority in this case being the owners of the "big" conglomerates. In principle, there are only two fundamental political viewpoints. That is, two contradictory ends of the "political spectrum." Those two principles are freedom and slavery. So the issue is not: what number of stations are in a given local, or what portions of the political spectrum have radio stations. The fact is you could have five hundred Dictator Dean approved local radio stations and still be in a worse position then if you had only one radio station. What is essential is that if anyone desires to start a radio station--whether they are a large conglomerate or a local mom and pop operation--that they are not physically prevented by law from doing so. Freedom only requires one thing: freedom from the initiation of physical force--freedom from Howard Dean's totalitarian fist. It is only the enemies of freedom that require Howard Dean's particular kind of "rules and regulations."

The Dean program (and basically the goal of the other eight dwarves) of higher taxes on the productive to buy off the lazy and higher regulations on business to buy off the jealous was known in ze olt kountri as zwangwirtshaft, a social-enconomic policy that was initiated by Chancellor Otto von Bismarck under the Kaiserreich and brought to its ultimate fruition in the Fuhererreich by the NSDAP and its glorious leader Adolf Hitler.

Just for fun try to compare the platform (if you can find a copy) of the Democratic Party with the twenty-five point program of the National Socialist German Workers Party. The Democratic program is essentially totalitarian socialism without the Ubermensch fantasy and the leather fetish.

But then the Democratic Party is really nothing more than a gang of despots, traitors, theives, and murderers.

Need I say more?

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

The Greenies Get A Russian Boot Up Their Backsides

Samizdata.net presents:The Dead Protocol Sketch

Look, matey, I know a dead protocol when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now:
Russia says it will not ratify in its present form the Kyoto Protocol designed to mitigate global warming.

"The Kyoto protocol places significant limitations on the economic growth of Russia," presidential aide Andrei Illarionov told a conference in Milan.

The landmark environmental pact cannot now enter into legal force, especially since the US has also repudiated it.
It's not pinin'! It's passed on! This protocol is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet it's maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed it to the perch it'd be pushing up the daisies! It's metabolic processes are now 'istory! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket, it's shuffled off it's mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PROTOCOL!!
There is no such thing as a "balance of nature." The Terrestrial Biosphere is a dynamic environment within a dynamic universe. The average planetary temperature varied from tropical to almost frozen over long before Man ever appeared on the scene and will continue to do so long after Man has conquered the stars.

No amount of gunplay (or other forms of coercive force) by the greens and their socialist allies will ever change those facts.

Monday, December 01, 2003

Oh! The Poor Babies, Ouuuuuh!

North Korean looters demand compensation for lost slaves and loot

The total amount of human and material damage the U.S. imperialists have inflicted upon the south Korean people for nearly 60 years since their occupation of south Korea runs into 43,139,020,630,000 U.S. dollars.

Never mind the fact that South Korea actually has a real government with conventional air and ground forces that are far stronger than those presently deployed by the United States on the Korean Peninsula and that millions of Koreans will die before they allow themselves to be ruled by the band of thieves and murderers presently occupying the northern part of the country.

Communists are not human beings. Communists are in fact ANTI-HUMAN BEINGS. They are toxic, a demonstrated hazard to human life, in other words, they are vermin. To be isolated when possible or exterminated when necessary.

The United States does not owe 43 trillion dollars to any band of looters. And any attempt to collect on that false claim should be answered with cold steel, hot lead, and fast neutrons.

My Thought For The Day

I'm beginning to believe that journalism is a mental disorder.

A Thought For The Day by Someone Else

"Let's Roll" on Little Green Footballs says:

"If there's anything I hate, it's ungratefulness. And hypocrisy. Okay, two things-- ungratefulness and hypocrisy. And jealous rage. Yeah, these three things-- ungratefulness, hypocrisy, and jealous rage. Oh... and extremism. These four thing-- ungratefulness, hypocrisy, jealous rage, and extremism. And... well, you get the picture. "