Thursday, August 31, 2006

I wonder what this is all about?


Life imitates art.

Damn! That's cold!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Ohmeed Aziz Popal just ran over more than a dozen people in a very Jewish part of San Francisco. One of them (3250 Califronia Street) right in front of the Jewish Community Center (3200 California Street). He's waiting for his new wife to arrive from - wait for it - Afghanistan.

*But* it's his meds causing this, right? Not the whole religion of pieces thing. I mean, this couldn't be the second mass attack by a muslim on jews in the last month or so, could it?

Monday, August 28, 2006

Stolen from my-lanta.com. Thanks. You have summed it up perfectly.

Where's Seward when you need him? In my experience, Greenpeace has not had much effect on the Chinese Government. The news release above is just distant early warning of Chinese intentions.

Here's the deal: Russia's in a demographic death spiral. Once the Chinese get into these forests, they won't be leaving. China's putting itself on track to own Siberia when the current inhabitants die out.

We ought to be making bids on the Kamchatka Peninsula now. Certainly, if Japan ever makes a successful offer on Sakhalin, we ought to pile on in.

Westward ho!

The end of multiculturalism in Great Britain? (More here.)

Amazing how a couple of bomb plots will focus the mind.

Unfortunately, we in the US still don't get it. Though, that's probably because Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS) gets in the way of everything else.

It might well be that the best thing for the Global War on Terror (GWoT) would be a Democrat administration. Then we could turn our attention from Chimpy Bushitler McHalliburton (as he is styled by those with BDS) to actually visiting well-deserved harm on those deranged kleptocracies that intend us such harm.

Of course, that might well not happen. The last great Democrat thinker was Daniel Patrick Moynihan. The current Democrat Party has no thinkers, and is blown thither and yon by The Daily Kos. It's purely a collection of reactive time-servers and clingers-on to power. The best (and worst, sorry to say) Democrat thinking is actually being done by the mainstream media (MSM), in pursuit of electoral victory.

So, here's what's going to have to happen before we get serious about the GWoT:

1. The MSM succeeds in its aims, and a Democrat administration is elected.
2. Some Shi'ite nutter sets of a backpack nuke in the middle of Wall Street.

Well, no, maybe not Wall Street. Economically ignorant as they are, the Democrat electorate would probably cheer such an act, before wondering why supplies of Night Train have dried up.

So, let's amend (2) above to

2. Some Shi'ite nutter sets of a backpack nuke in the middle of a children's hospital.

At that point we'll be able to go to war ("For the Children"), with a Democrat administration getting the kudos for all the victories. The MSM will roll over for any and all limits on personal liberty, the ACLU will keep shut up about the internment camps, etc., etc.

And I'll be fine with that. Just win the damn war.

Friday, August 25, 2006

I love this country.

Pluto is suing to keep its status as a planet.


Sunday, August 20, 2006

The Israeli's are losing the propaganda war.

British airline passengers take control of their safety.

Here's the deal: these people obviously believe their government's PC concerns have higher precedence than the physical safety of the citizenry. Hence, they're willing to take their safety into their own hands.

You doubt? Well, consier this.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

An interesting note on why our elected representatives want to do nothing about illegal immigration.

Offered without comment to all airline passengers.

You too can fake war photographs!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

I knew Cynthia McKinney (D, Araby) was keeping too quiet.

More here.

She's determined to fart and leave.

Here's her former Communications Director on "Hannity and Colmes". Dig that Clintonesque parsing around Hezbollah. Could it be that he's on Hezbollah's payroll?

And here are Cynthia McKinney's (D, Araby) election night remarks.

Best music video, ever!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

I stand corrected. Unfortunately.

This "peace" agreement will savor but of hollow diplomacy, when thousands weep more than did cheer at it.

Hat tip: Shakespeare. (Search it, you lazy beasts!)

Friday, August 11, 2006

Offered without comment.

Wait! There's more!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

This is an interesting article, especially in light of my New Year's predictions.

If these guys ever get into power, America will get the mass-murders and purges Russia had 70+ years ago.

These guys are dangerous. I mean, bullet-in-the-head dangerous.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


Let's hope he doesn't feel the need to run for a US Senate seat two years hence.

Last night, on the way home from the gym, I caught this guy on NPR.

My God! He was reading some powerful poetry. I was spellbound. I got home and sat in my driveway for a couple of hours listening.

He talked about watching his father digging turf in the bog. I remember using a slean (pron. "shlan") as a kid to dig turf. It's a sort of shovel whose blade is bent at a ninety degree angle to let you dig into a turf bed from the side. Heaney talked about his father being born to handle all sorts of farm implements. The first time my Mother saw me cutting hay with a scythe, she told me I handled it like my Grandfather. As a kid, my major farm job was to plant an acre of poratoes by St. Patrick's day (and dig them up at the end of summer). I remember being kicked by cows. I remember my Grandmother slaughtering pigs, curing rashers, and stirring pig-blood into black pudding. I remember the soft-shit smell of the chicken coop when I took their eggs in the morning. Etc., etc. It was a real trip down memory lane.

That NPR program was a rare gift. I thank you, WPBA. Though, let me acknowledge now that I am in my dotage: when I start remembering the farm with fondness, I have lost my mind. I mean, do you know how *big* an acre is, on a shovel-full by shovel-full basis? Jayzus!!!!

It's kind of sad to me that poetry isn't a mass-consumption product.

Just sayin'.

Monday, August 07, 2006

So, there I was at the gym this evening, sweatin' on the treadmill and watching Lou Dobbs. What a display.

The entire hour was given over to descriptions of horror in the Beirut suburbs and in Tyre. Civilians dead. Massive assaults. Bunker busters. Previously safe parts of Beirut now under massive attack my IAF bombers. Tyre under siege. Civilians targeted.

Had I walked into this program with no context, I'd have been shocked by the massive destruction wrought on innocent Lebanese civilians for no good reason.

Of course, I had some context. Yesterday at about 3:00 PM I was - yes - sweatin' on the treadmill, while watching Hezbullah missiles hit Haifa. At that time, CNN was masturbating itself over reports of how accurate Hezbollah's gunnery was becoming, and how the IDF had little ability to respond to Hezbollah.

Lou's show made it clearer than ever that CNN is a shill for Hezbollah.

Today the Israelis are doing their best to destroy Hezbollah military assets that have been purposely located in civilian areas. They don't want Hezbollah killing more Israelis. In doing so, they occasionally hit civilians. Hezbollah, by comparison, targets civilians deliberately. There is a difference.

You wouldn't get that difference from CNN.

Oh, and there was more. Lou interviewed some talking head from the Arab League. Its ambassador to the UN, I believe. Probably the guy who handled most of the Oil-for-Palaces bribes. In any event, the guy did nothing but repeat Lou's points: Israelis are evil civilian-killing bastards, Hezbollah are heroic freedom-fighters.

OK, news over. Now let's think about it.

Let's face something. Hezbollah has remained in the field against the Israelis for 27 days, or thereabouts. They started this fight, and they're still in it. They may well be at the limit of their reserves, but they're still in the fight. And they have massive support from the MSM. What does this mean?

Well, Arabs being what they are, the ability to take a hiding against the legendary IDF is a source of pride and encouragement. Hezbollah is a Shi'ite organization. It's funded, trained, and maintained by (Shi'ite) Iran. Its supplies arrive via (Sunni) Syria, Iran's first Sunni client (as in "bitch") state.

Meanwhile, Sunnis are leaving Iraq. The (Shi'ite) Badr Brigade is running amok, and Sadr's (Shi'ite) militia is forming another Shi'ite nation within a nation, complete with ties to Iran.

If Hezbollah and Sadr are not dealt with soon, and summarily, the world runs the risk of a Shi'ite empire that runs from Isfahan to Beirut. An empire of suicide-bombing nutcases.

Part of Hezbollah's propaganda arm - Reuters News Service - admits to photoshopping pictures to make things looks worse.

You really can't believe the MSM.

Speaking of which, I caught CNN's coverage of a Hezbollah attack on Israel yesterday afternoon. The commentators were beside themselves with excitement, remarking that the IDF looked like it wouldn't be able to contain Hezbollah, nor prevent rocket attacks on Israel. It was a pretty sickening display. I mean, CNN looked for all the world like it was rooting for Hezbollah.

Well, of course.

There's a runoff election in the 4th US Congressional District tomorrow.

Cynthia McKinney's (D, Araby) racist, jew-hating father thinks she's going to lose.

Other Democrats are wary of her.

And the Democratic endorsements she has are, well, a little iffy.

In my neighborhood, north DeKalb county, there are lots of Hank Johnson signs, but I've not spotted a single Cynthia McKinney (D, Araby) sign. Mind you, this is the rich, white, Republican cracker-crat part of the 4th district - the part she's not interested in representing.

It looks like Lieberman's out.

My God! That he should lose to this dim, squawking, silver-spoon-in-the-mouth nonentity. This biddable mediocrity.

This is a clear indication that the Democrat party is veering farther-and-farther into well-deserved obscurity. This is not a serious political party. It is increasingly a collection of barking moonbats whose major issues are more-and-more out of touch with America. This is a pity, IMHO, as you get the best government when both parties are more-or-less evenly matched.

UPDATE: Hillary gets the NYT to shill for her. Way to spin, Hill. Maybe you won't get too much splatter.

UPDATE: This guy kid-of echoes me. Or I echo him. I don't know, I don't know animals. Either way it's bad.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Called it.
Called it.
Called it.

All a couple of posts down.

The one fly in the ointment is that Nasrallah has made it to Damascus. Still, that doesn't completely rule out his timely death.

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