Wednesday, May 21, 2008

1000 Hits

Well, whoop de do. The plurality of these hits are mine anyway.

Obama seems to be politely telling Hillary to go away. Hildebeast has something up her pantsuit, methinks. Her party has not exactly been kind to her, and I don't put a "Hammer Down / Scorched Earth" move past her. This is not to say I like Hillary Rodham Clinton, but she is deserving of respect.

If only she would use the same tenacity she has shown in this primary to go after Islamobastards. Hmm, a female president, handing Iran its own ass. God, that would just be beautiful. Oh well. Have a hit before I put this one out.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Still Here, Barely......

"Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric." - Dr. Thomas Sowell

Well, thought I might drop in. Since it is my blog, I can pretty much do as I damned well please - for now. That could very well change in January when Madame Michelle redecorates 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Apparently, and Barack is certainly qualified to advise the rest of us on this - do NOT make Madame angry, OR ELSE! Gives me the warm and fuzzies for the Hildebeast.

Speaking of which I heard something on either television or radio this morning that brightened my day. Some clod was lamenting that "...government can't do..." this, that or the other thing that he obviously thought government SHOULD be doing, and this was bad. I have no clue as to the particulars of his plight, but my ears perked at the idea "Wait a minute! There is STILL something government CAN NOT do?" This idea gave me a glint of hope. Ten times out of ten, when somebody thinks the government should be doing something it involves money - other people's money (OPM) especially. Even though I have no idea what this guy wants government to do, I am happy they aren't doing it.

Reading very good book right now. Next by Chrichton. He just gets more and more politically incorrect. It is obvious his book-to-film days are over since State of Fear, but I really don't think he gives a damn. I wouldn't either.

I think Cato is now fully grown - all ten pounds of him. His puppy hair is all gone, replaced by the typical Bichon coat. He looks like a Rastafarian with albinism. I did not know this until recent, but I am fortunate to sleep in HIS bed. He now owns a king size mattress that used to be mine.

You may have noticed that this post lacks either theme or continuity. Good. That's the way life is right now.

Got a new computer. Best Buy likes me because I always purchase the product replacement warranty. They also hate me because I have every intention of using it. Did it again. I am now up to five replacements - two laptops, two desktops and a digital camera. They loathe me and think I am a thief. I have noticed something. The PSP warranty is roughly a third of the cost of the product, and lasts for three years. Any decent retail manager will tell you that a third of the price is the wholesale cost of the item - remainder is labor cost, overhead, and profit. This is why Geek Squad was invented. What these myrmidons essentially do is likened to the function of goalie. Whatever is wrong with your computer, it is either not covered under warranty, or it is your fault, or both. Furthermore, if you insist on pestering them, they will send your computer to the cleaners for three weeks so some idiot can press the F9 key (or whatever) and erase your hard drive. If you would like to keep your data, they will charge you 100 bucks to back up your hard drive. Normally, you would do this yourself, but since the DVD burner is not working, they have a magical way to do this at the store. What happens is you lose everything, which is your fault already, and your computer is still screwed up. I recommend the warranty out of mere entertainment. Hint. If you like having your computer replaced every two or so years, always buy Hewlett Packard. Those things come pre-screwed-up right outta the box. Windows Vista adds even more excitement to the problem.


Well, that's about it for now. More later.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Taking a Break

I need a vacation - somewhere I have never been before just to make it interesting. For how long? No idea. I will return when I feel good and ready.

Bon Voyage,

Boo

Friday, April 18, 2008

Just When I Thought I'd........


"I told you, Ali Baba! Passports? We don't need no steenking passports! We pretend to be amigos and just walk in through Mexico! El Presidente Hugo Chavez will even teech us Spaneesh and give free airfare to Cuidad Juarez, Allah willing! The Martyrs can even wash their feet at the water stations along the way!"


"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

Even though it is Muslim Menu Friday, no recipes today. Just throw some bacon bits on a falafel, say "Allahu Akbar" and be content. What follows should be unbelievable, but since it involves the Federal Government, well, I can best describe it as "amusing at our expense".

Get a load of this shit. I hope you were sitting down when you clicked that.

I have no clue how this slipped under both the fence and the radar. The liberal media obviously had zero interest in it. On one hand, they had a golden opportunity to slam the Bush administration and their miserable effect, if any, on homeland security. On the other, this would also call for tighter border measures to the south, which would not benefit their compadres in the democrat party that are furiously hispandering for votes, legal or otherwise.

So some dude gets his car stolen. Then a week later it pulls right up next to him at a gas station. He grabs the keys and the perps scatter. So far, serendipity. Then explosives and Iraqi currency are found in the car. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, through innovative methods of deductive and inductive reasoning, concludes this is not a terrorist-related incident.

I shit you not.

Well, since it wasn't a terrorist-related incident, then what was it? I know the page I lifted this from had their own contest to try and explain this incident, but none really nailed it. Your turn. For your comments, try to be as creative as the FBI (if that is possible). I will include a poll and also a prize for the winner. One box of couscous, your choice of flavor.

Meanwhile, I am awaiting some research advice from Dr. Tom Sowell of the Hoover Institute at Stanford regarding my proposal to nationalize the entertainment industry. Since clowns like Micheal Moore want the government to take over healthcare, why not have "single payer" entertainment as well? That will be my next entry.

Enjoy the falafel.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Time to Put Up or Shut Up



"I don't think that Iran with a nuclear capability will be just the problem of the state of Israel. This is a matter that concerns the whole world." - Moshe Katsav
Uh oh, evil Jew! Wait, most American Jews are liberal; well, in the sense "OK for me, not for thee" liberals. Barbra Streisand feels your pain, until she gets bored and goes on her 11th farewell tour ($150 minimum ticket price - ostensibly so the "common" people can throw roses at her).

I think George W. Bush is hopefully the worst president of this century. Only Obama could possibly beat him in buffoonery. However, we cannot criticize Obama because that would be "racissisisism". I don't even want to think what this guy could do to the Supreme Court. In all of the country's history, Bush is only barely topped for damage to our republic by, in no particular order, FDR, LBJ and Jimmah Cahtuh (who is roaming around kissing Hamas' ass in some odd attempt to eclipse a papal visit to the United States).

I was so hoping for a democrat riot, but something may be on the horizon to overshadow even that. The question is no longer IF Iran will nuke Israel, but WHEN. Many were under the assumption that it would all depend on who will lead the next administration, with the following predictions:

1. John McCain - Iran would not dare make a peep about such ambitions anymore. If they did, it would mean assured annihilation for them.

2. Der Hildebeast - Wildcard. Whatever is most politically expedient. Most likely she would attempt to defray any military action against Israel by sending goodies to Iran (like they need them). Iran would probably go ahead and nuke Israel anyway, but Hillary would strike back - to what degree uncertain.

3. Obama - On innaguration day, adios Tel Aviv. The Obama administration's most drastic response would be harsh language towards Iamadinnersalad and his goons, then run to the U.N. to impose more meaningless sanctions, reminding Israel all the time that they were asking for it anyway.

So what is the big deal anyway (as long as you don't happen to reside in Israel)? If Machmoud (no gays in Iran - we lynched them all!) Iamadinnersalad successfully detonates a nuclear device in Israel, he will be the Islamic equivalent of Jesus Christ, or to be more accurate, the second coming of Mohammad. He will usurp total power in the Islamic world and become some sort of God-like figure, eclipsing the imams, ayatollahs and everyone in between. The Kingdom of Saudi is not as stable as even the most cynical among us believe. They have bent over backwards to appease the Wahhabis (arguably the most radical of Islamic sects) to the point of giving the Mutahween (religious police) complete and total control of society in the country. Their Imams are financially placated to keep perhaps an inevitable and violent revolution from eradicating the throne and Royal Family.
Maybe Jimmah might tell Hamas that being anywhere in the vicinity of Israel over the next few months is not a good idea. Oh well, let Jordan take them back, or maybe they can jump the new wall between Egypt and Gaza. I hope Jimmah reminds them to tiptoe through the minefields, since they are so welcome there.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

And The Winner Is..........

Here they come!


And there they go!





".....the government is a broker in pillage, and an election is an advance auction of stolen goods." - H.L. Mencken

So sue me, I happen to love H.L.

"The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting."
- Charles Bukowski

Berkeley, with a whopping 55 percent! Seattle was second, but thank Gaia they did not win because it might upset their environment of liberal (damnit, I forgot - they are "progressives" now) elitism

Now, ladies and gentlemen, to make this worth our while, we have to figure out a way to give the majority of Oakland some motivation to visit Berkeley on a particular day. A sign that reads "Free Winning Lottery Tickets" or "Unarmed Whitey, Next Exit" would be a nice impetus, but there is a literacy boundary that must be overcome. Furthermore, it is going to be tough to get the California National Guard and Reserves to want to go anywhere near the place. So, figure that out as well.

Leave all, well-thought out suggestions in the comment box. Thank you for your kind attention.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Riot Runoff!!

Since Hildebeast cannot understand by mere numbers of delegates that she has less than a fart's chance in a cyclone of being the democrat (no capitalization intended) candidate, well it looks like Denver is gonna get it good and hard. That is, unless YOU do something quick.

Here was the original blog with the full lot of choices.

A short review of the finalists:

Seattle - "Ok for me, but not for thee" leftists really need to experience all of the consequences of their brilliant ideas for the rest of us.

Berkeley - The residents consider themselves "progressive" because they proudly proclaim that they do not own guns. Therefore easy targets. And Oakland will have a blast (no pun intended).

Harlem - Again, why not?

Caracas - Give Hugo something of real, not imaginary, importance to worry about.

Havana - I am not sure if Raoul had a coronation ceremony to assume his dictatorship.

Pyongyang - Pay homage to "Dear Leader" and his wonderful, Marxist paradise, where starvation, fear and abuse is "for the people" while he drinks cognac with abandon.

Write-in - Self explanatory.

Time is short. Hurry up!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Planned Parenthood Missed Another One....


"I quit flying years ago. I don't want to die with tourists." - Billy Bob Thornton

With American Airlines self-administering a thorough rectal examination at the behest of the FAA, one intrepid, local news reporter went to our "international" airport (which is not entirely a misnomer, since flying OUT of Alabama is essentially flying INTO civilization). There she found a variety of people more than willing to give their expert opinions on the matter of cancelled flights. One lady in particular surprised us all with her capacity for abstract thought:

"They're not thinking about us at all! The paying passengers! Why isn't the government doing something about this? I'm never going to fly American again."

It pains me to have to explain this, but the woman came by her blond hair honestly, so...

American Airlines is not grounding those planes for kicks. They are grounding them because a huge federal bureaucracy, known as the FAA, has a laundry list of regulations that require them to do so. In addition, the airline does not want to face tremendous lawsuits should something go wrong. Cancelling flights does nothing positive for AMR (the parent company of American Airlines - with stocks owned by evil rich people, like union workers with pension funds). If you feel a lone martyr in this, American Airlines and their shareholders are taking one hell of a financial screwing in comparison to your earth-shattering inconvenience. The government IS doing something about it, which is exactly WHY your flight is cancelled. In addition, the government was most likely the source of your formal "education", so it would make perfect sense that this situation is COMPLETELY incomprehensible to you.

I sure hope she remembers to vote for Obama on Wednesday. Perhaps Margaret Sanger had it right after all.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Reader Participation (unlike the major political parties, I really do give a shit what you think)

"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." - H.L. Mencken

“… the term “democrat” originated as an epithet and referred to ‘one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses.’” - Joseph J. Ellis

Alright peeps, mob rule is in effect! If you notice to the right (sorry, the format will not allow me to put it on the left) you have YOUR say! Before we get started, let us reflect on the wisdom of the common man, expressing his fantastic capacity for putting thought into action throughout recent times.

Here is how whitey riots:



Sheik Yerbouti, and you better vote for Obama or ELSE:





Oh well, YouTube is full of stuff for your perusal.

Having lived in Colorado, even though it is full of democrats (above definition), Denver is a pretty nice place. I do not want to see it trashed. Denver has everything in close proximity that honkies like - low crime rate, nice weather, close to ski slopes and a major airline hub so Denver residents can travel to other places only to realize how wonderful home is. They have a lovely downtown area and light rail mass transit. When white guilt sets in, you can hop in the car and travel to UC Boulder so people like Ward Churchill (famous Indian warrior) can tell you how horrible you are, just for being a honky.

These are my takes on the cities. Hey, I write this damned blog, so at the very least include me in the mob!

Seattle: Nice town. Whole lot going on in the area. Home of the people that screw up your computer just when you finally figure it out. In political correctness, this is known as a "Windows Automatic Upgrade". Starbuck's home is there too. A nice, corporate, conglomerate, homogenous chain operation (traded on the evil, greedy NYSE), where people all over the country can buy horrendously overpriced coffee in a safe place to trash conservatives (and evil corporations too) with abandon and have everyone agree with them. They have a drive-thru for conservatives who actually have jobs and need to get to them on time. Something for everybody! Honkeys in Seattle like black people - all 300 of them! So do I. Northwesterners love to assault the South with how "racist" we are. They love to tell us how we treat "our" black people - assuming "we" still own "them". Should I call my accountant? If I, in fact, "own" somebody, well I sure as hell want to reap the benefits out of somebody else's mind and labor (or lack of either) - I am taxed for it anyway! I like "their" black people. I wish some of them would move here. We are willing to trade - one hundred of "ours" for just one of "theirs". Liberals, after all, tell black people what is best for them - apparently black people cannot figure this out by themselves on an individual basis. How wonderful life would be if the state of Washington had one million more black people to tell them how the world is against them and where to place the blame! I don't think they will take me up on it, but hope springs eternal. Offer remains open.

Berkeley (with Oakland): Now this would just be too damned good, and my personal vote. Even I was angry at the idea of putting a Marine Corps recruitment office there. It is a blatant waste of taxpayer money. Who in their fucking mind thought that there is possibly one, just ONE person in Berkeley who is capable of being a Marine (of any race, or any of the five P.C. approved genders)? Assuming that one, just ONE applicant came forward, the best hope (probably an impossibility) would be the Military Police. MPs are the punchline of all military jokes, and deservedly so. MPs are so congenitally stupid they are not to be allowed in combat - in other words, they are too dumb to be shot at! They cannot be trusted with staplers, for they might harm themselves. Berkeley even thinks themselves superior to Seattle. This is why an open invitation to their neighbor, Oakland, should be included, so they can have a true "multi-cultural" experience this year. Let the Muslim Bakery cater the event.

San Francisco: Well, they don't like "Fleet Week", so I say to the United States Navy - if San Fran gets into trouble, you are not "welcome" to defend them (if you can get away with it, help the godam enemy). Cindy Sheehan is a local celebrity there too. To any Islamobastards out there, please bomb the everlovingshit outta San Francisco ASAP! The GLTBWhateverthehell will welcome Shari'a Law with open arms, labia, bungholes, or whatever an imaginative plastic surgeon put there. You naughty Islamists! You be nicey nice to those people during the public hangings at Fisherman's Wharf. Come to think of it, a Democrat convention riot will probably accomplish far more mayhem than that.

Detroit: Well, Detroit is already an irreparable mess, so a riot might do it some good. Riots are always good methods of urban renewal - tear up your own neighborhood and stick the taxpayers with the bill. Detroit is also dangerously close to Canada - another bunch that loves to tell us how horrible we are. After the riots, expel Detroit from the Republic, and give it as a gift to our northern neighbors, since they obviously know much better how to run things. I am sure with their exemplary healthcare system they just can't wait to put another couple of million people on the waiting list for a simple throat culture.

Toledo: This place is just too awful - a riot can only be an improvement. Call Detroit and Cleveland for help. When there is nothing left to destroy, just push it all into Lake Erie - the Canadians will be far to busy with Detroit by then to complain about "environmental" bullshit.

Harlem: Why not?

New Orleans: Ray Nagin has not had much to blame on the rest of us for a while - his political relevance is diminishing. Since Al Gore cannot tell us when the next hurricane will strike the Crescent City, why not just have rioting and looting for the sake of itself? We have to invite the entire Dutch Parliament to come over, observe and take notes. They must see what happens, firsthand, when you build a city below sea level and then populate it with idiots.

Birmingham: My home. The most "racissisississmississistic" city in the world. We have not had a white mayor in over thirty years. Our entire city council is "African" American. We have not had a white candidate for mayor in over twenty years. Our mayoral elections are decided, literally, on which candidate the remaining honkies like - that candidate automatically loses. We are a most intelligent city though. All of our problems will be solved with a "domed stadium". Don't worry that we have no professional sports team to play in it. Furthermore, we have no clue with the current highway infrastructure as to how anybody is going to be able to get to this architectural savior. None of that matters. A riot would be good for this city - a MAJOR one, possibly nuclear. For this, we need all of Detroit, New Orleans, Oakland (sorry Berkeley) and probably half of Houston. Then after the debris settles, we can bill the rest of the nation to build a metropolitan infrastructure that actually makes sense.

Havana, Caracas, Pyongyang: One way tickets for rioters.

Other: Instructions provided.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

So Much For That

Well, that didn't last too long, but other sites have Fitna available for your perusal. Hey, it is not like Wilders was drawing cartoon charicatures or something - those were just Muslims doing, well, what Muslims apparently do.

I think I am going to take a well deserved break from this particular blog. I will be back, for sure, but pointing out the blatantly obvious, well, it gets rather dull at times.

I will leave you with the following:

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Oh Gaia! Not Logic and Reason on OUR Campuses!

Below: My idea for an "anti-Che" t-shirt. Does not go well with saggy pants.




"We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality." - Ayn Rand

"The only real moral crime that one man can commit against another is the attempt to create, by his words or actions, an impression of the contradictory, the impossible, the irrational, and thus shake the concept of rationality in his victim." - Ibid.

Consider the plight of a beggar. The beggar's existence is reliant upon the productivity and generousity of others. If others are not productive, they have nothing of value of which to show generousity. Now consider that certain conditions are expected of the beggar in return for the exchange. For example, that he get himself groomed, buy some decent clothes and (gasp!) try to find a job. The beggar accepts your donation, but then damns you for the conditions under which he recieves it.

Well, not suprisingly, it is our institutions of "higher learning" that are in such a snit over a scenario that parallels the above. John Allison, CEO of BB&T Financial Holdings, has offered millions in donations to university business schools with just one stipulation - that Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged be required reading in some curricula. This has liberal professors (i.e., people without the hope or skills to find gainful employment in the private sector) peeing in each others' pants. The title of this article says it all from a "progressive" point of view. They love the money but are screaming chastity raped about the conditions of its acceptance. Compare and contrast the same story from an objective point of view here.

Virtually all charitable contributions have stipulations, wether it be to build or rennovate buildings on the campus or create or fund a specific curriculum, or even give the funds to programs for students based on sex, race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation. We never hear people howling about that, let alone after accepting the money for such tomfoolery. But require a certain book in a curriculum (which, by the way, is far less expensive than textbooks required for other courses - ten years ago, my chemistry, physics and biology texts put me out of more than $200, as opposed to less than 10 bucks for a paperback copy of Atlas Shrugged) and all hell breaks loose.

Atlas Shrugged is a work of fiction - maybe they could argue on that matter and refuse the donation. Alas, for the insatiable desire for OPM (Other People's Money) they could no more refuse it than a crackhead could turn down a $20 rock. Rand poses a threat to the elites in their ivory towers which are overwhelmingly leftist, collectivist and downright irrational - which are all attacked in Rand's works as not only dangerous to free markets, but destructive to the individual mind itself, or what remains of it. One of my roommates at Auburn was an economics major, and as part of the curriculum had to take a course in economics of the Eastern Bloc (the USSR had yet to go flat broke). The Communist Manifesto was required reading, and nobody threw a hissy fit. I don't think it really indoctrinated anyone, but certainly helped to identify the roots of failure in centrally planned economies (probably not the professor's intention).

Like the mental midget celebrities who lamented Bush's tax cuts "for the rich" and then boasted about what charities they were going to give the paltry sum to, they should have sent it back to that which gave them the funds to begin with - the federal government, since basically their point was that government knows far better to do with that money than the individual. So to recover any remaining modicum of credibility or consistency, the universites accepting the donations from BB&T should just shut the hell up. Those who have a problem with the conditions of acceptance should politely refuse and complain all they like.

Maybe this is what the disgruntled academics would rather assign to their students:

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Entitlement Across the Pond

Blog note: Link is fixed. I do not agree with the pending low rider pants legislation though. Countless times police have caught an evading suspect because he tripped over his own trousers. Kinda hard to outrun the cops with your pants around your knees. In addition, it makes it all the more easy to identify idiots when they dress like that. If we were to outlaw stupidity, 90 percent of the American population and 100 percent of the Democrat voters would be in jail - we simply cannot financially afford that.


"Speaking as a black person, welfare is the worst thing that's ever happened to us." - Charles Evers

First, read this article.

I really can't think of anything else to add. Well, almost every moronic idea that England has tried to its own detriment eventually makes it over here. Get ready for "free", government healthcare, since England's NHS has done so remarkably well. Cuba is great too, as long as you are a member of the Communist party and are in good standing with Raoul - otherwise, you get this.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter

"Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind." - Mikhail Gorbachev

Yeah, whatever.

Here is a roast of Jesus by a little mentioned apostle. I don't think he was even canonized. All that following Jesus around and stirrin' up trouble for nothin'. Hmph.




Anyway, Happy Easter (or spring equinox, or whatever you like).

Friday, March 21, 2008

Double Whammy


And they were not enjoined anything except that they should serve Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience, upright, and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, and that is the right religion. (The Clear Evidence 98.5)” - The Quran


Oh yeah? Stuff it, just like last week's recipe.


Simplicity is the theme today. That above is a scallop wrapped in bacon, with what looks to be some fresh dill on top. Your Muslim guests will rant and rave, probably like this:






So fire up the grill, drink a lot of beer (you are going to need it) and lock the doors.

Bon Appetit.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Res Ipsa Loquitor II



Uh, well, thanks for clarifying otherwise unfounded suspicions.

Here we go again - Muslims are "offended". Other than causing death, mayhem and destruction, when are they not "offended"?
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March 20, 2008, 9:39 amAfter Danish Cartoons, Dutch Film Sparks More Worries

By MIKE NIZZA

The aftermath has flowed predictably enough since Feb. 13, when Danish newspapers reprinted cartoons that sparked fury among Muslims around the world in 2006: There was more fury.

Street protests started in the streets of Copenhagen and spread to Sudan, Pakistan, Turkey and other parts of the Islamic world. Now, after more than a month, comes what might be the direst reaction in Osama bin Laden’s latest message.

“Publishing these insulting drawings,” he said, “is the greatest misfortune and the most dangerous.”An analyst interviewed by The Associated Press interpreted the message as a “clear threat against E.U. member countries and an indicator of a possible upcoming significant attack.”

In The New York Times today, Michael Kimmelman writes that “many Europeans seem fed up,” including some of the cartoonists. One has been moving from safe house to safe house to elude any assassins, while another is struggling to find meaning in the second printing:“At the time, in 2006, there were good journalistic reasons for other newspapers to publish the cartoons because few people had seen them then, so they were news,” he said. “Now the journalistic justification is almost nonexistent because everyone knows what they look like, so it’s more about solidarity than about news.”

Meanwhile, a politician two countries away is planning to release a movie that has “triggered a panic in the Netherlands that could only be likened to the dread leading up to a massive storm,” according to Der Spiegel, a German magazine.

Geert Wilders’s 15-minute film reportedly juxtaposes excerpts from the Koran with beheadings and stonings on a split screen, a warning of “the threat of the growing Islamization of Western society,” he said in an interview with a Danish TV station, Reuters reported.

Even before the film’s release, Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende of the Netherlands insisted that his country did not share the views of Mr. Wilders, who is the subject of death threats — threats made all the more unsettling by the 2004 murder of another Dutch filmmaker, Theo van Gogh, who was killed for being “an enemy of Islam,” the killer said.“I strongly condemn Geert Wilders’s condescending statements about Muslims,”

Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen of Denmark said on Wednesday, according to Reuters. “I find these expressions extremely offensive.” But the show seems likely to go on, even after every television station in the country decided against airing it. After all, Mr. Wilders still has YouTube to turn to.

With Mr. Wilders planning vaguely to release the video by the end of the month, Dutch security officials are left hoping that he will at least offer them a warning beforehand, so that they can prepare for another round of backlash.

[ Thanks to several commenters for quickly pointing out an editing error that had Mr. Rasmussen leading the wrong country in an earlier version of this post. - Ed. ]
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Ah, the serene, peaceful and tolerant religion of Islam. And please, give me some instances, or at least one, where moderate Islam condemns violence in the name of their religion. They refuse to for good reason. They are afraid of the radicals too. Can you blame them?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Roosting Chickens

“Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help” - Thomas Sowell

Since every political blogger and their neighbor's housecat is either going at Spitzer or Obama and his former "reverend", perhaps I should take a stab at it.

Actually, I don't give a rat's ass.

This is more fun than watching the entire North Korean Air Force crash in slow motion during an airshow for Dear Leader (hopefully into the VIP stands). Almost as big a hoot as being on hand to witness what remained of a once great and over-ambitious Spanish Armada get sent to the bottom of the Irish Sea. Money can't buy this kind of entertainment. Well, maybe $3400 per hour might come close. And to watch both the Obama camp and the liberal media trip all over each other is absolutely priceless.

I voted for Hildebeast in the Alabamastan primary, as many of you know. I was actually voting AGAINST Obama. The guy is a Marxist, and by his own admission was extremely fascinated by Marxism in college. Now we are introduced to "Black Liberation" theology (which seems to me to be anything but liberating). For example, get a load of this shit:

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8. Disavowal of the Pursuit of “Middleclassness

Classic methodology on control of captives teaches that captors must keep the captive ignorant educationally, but trained sufficiently well to serve the system. Also, the captors must be able to identify the “talented tenth” of those subjugated, especially those who show promise of providing the kind of leadership that might threaten the captor’s control.

Those so identified as separated from the rest of the people by:

(assuming this is "method A") Killing them off directly, and/or fostering a social system that encourages them to kill off one another.

(assuming this is "method B") Placing them in concentration camps, and/or structuring an economic environment that induces captive youth to fill the jails and prisons.

("C " is implied, but not directly mentioned - they must have scribbled this in one hell of a hurry, possibly on a cocktail napkin in a dark restaurant.) Seducing them into a socioeconomic class system which while training them to earn more dollars, hypnotizes them into believing they are better than others and teaches them to think in terms of “we” and “they” instead of “us”.

So, while it is permissible to chase “middle-incomeness” with all our might, we must avoid the third separation method-the psychological entrapment of Black “middleclassness”: If we avoid the snare, we will also diminish our “voluntary” contributions to methods A and B. And more importantly, Black people no longer will be deprived of their birthright, the leadership, resourcefulness, and example of their own talented persons.

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Pretty much explains itself, in some bizarre and insane way. It is certainly anti-individual to its core. That is one of the tenets of "black liberation" theology, practiced by Rev. Wright and apparently agreeable with Senator Obama. It can be summed up in a self-defeating, collectivist attitude that one should not strive for individual achievement, but rather know "your place" among the masses of self-inflicted failures. My antipathy towards Obama is that he is an outright socialist, with leanings to the left of it. According to the PC, multi-cultis, anything you say critical of Obama is "racist" de facto. I wouldn't care if he was whiter than a Scandinavian albino - he is outright dangerous. And unlike his supporters, he is not only well educated, but extremely bright and could charm the panties off the Virgin Mary. This is no garden variety lunatic like Ward Churchill or Noam Chomsky - this is a serious contender for the most powerful office on the face of the planet. Better that we figured this out sooner than later.


What I find so ironic is that now the left has to answer for mixing religion and politics, something usually associated with the yokel contingent of the Republican party. If the Republican party had any common sense, it would plainly see its own image regarding politics and religion. Sadly, this is about as likely to happen as the FairTax getting passed, but its a nice daydream.

What many pundits were so fond of saying was how little they knew about Obama and how he spoke in vagaries and generalities. Well, that has changed quite a bit in the last few days.

Or as Rev. Wright would say: "....chickens are coming home to roost."

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Government Schools...again...and again...and...

"Free education for all children in public schools." - Karl Marx and Frederick Engels - The Communist Manifesto.

When something of supposed value is "free", it usually is worthless to begin with. Government "education" generally falls into this category.

Here is the latest from California (where else?) in the wisdom and superior intellect of those who oversee the preparation of children for the realities of adulthood. Monterey Peninsula United School District has given detention to a 15 year old girl for skipping class. I guess the elementary school children, all 40 of them, and the driver of the bus would have been better off if she had not been there.

This is reflective of a much larger malaise. Mindless pedanticism. Now, this is just indicative of Iowa, but have a looky see on the GRE scores by discipline. Mind you, Iowa is ABOVE average on a national comparison. Which discipline scores lowest? The same trend held for ten other schools that posted their scores, but I am not going to bother you with hyperlinks ad naseum. Education majors, well, educate people, particularly children. Why do we entrust something so essential to, I can't really find another term, a bunch of idiots? Zero-tolerance policies are more prevalent in public education than any other area of society. Why? Because it takes critical thinking out of the equation. It is not so much that we do not trust our public educators to think, but that by evidence they are not particularly good at it. When they attempt to fire neurons, they come up with assinine ideas like this. In other words, now the gifted programs must be "dumbed down" as to not hurt anyone's group identity and make the P.C. multi-cultis feel as though they have accomplished something.

I dearly hope that someone comes forward, as both a gift to that 15 year old girl and an insult (which will probably be incomprehensible to them) to the government indoctrination centers of California, and provide the tuition for private school. God save this child from the public mind-grinders.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Three Little Pigs

"Britons seem to have given up on assimilating their Muslim population, with many British elites patting themselves on the back for their tolerance and multiculturalism." - Linda Chavez


Across the pond, the busy-bodied, hand wringing pantywaists, all to eager to turn Mother England into an Islamic caliphate under Shari'a law, are wringing their thongs over the childrens' classic story of the three little pigs. It seems that something so seemingly innocent could hurt the "feelings" of the oh-so-benign and peaceful Muslims. Maybe they could change it so instead of the big bad wolf meeting his match at the house of bricks, he could just fly an airplane in it and emerge from his ambitions the victor this time. I never completely understood what the wolf's problem was with the pigs in the first place. Perhaps this story was a prophecy of things to come.

Anyway, it is Muslim Menu Friday, and it is about time I give you another useful menu suggestion. This time with an obvious anthema.

Moroccan stuffed pork loin.

I prepared this dish with some regularity as a former chef. I never really thought it would be "offensive" to anyone, otherwise it would not have been such a success with my patrons. My clientele was a particular sophisticated lot, since the restaurant itself was located inside the local museum of art. This was pre 9-11, and I really did not see the glaringly obvious "hate dish" I was serving, since Morocco is overwhelmingly a Muslim nation.

Anyway, it's tasty, so here goes:

First, get a nice sized pork loin from a butcher who has a clue what he or she is doing. This is difficult to find these days. Do not confuse "meat cutter" with an actual butcher, or you are going to be disappointed. Ask for a "magazine cut" which will basically turn your pork loin into a rather large flap. If you can't find a butcher or know how to do this, go here. Pepin knows what he is talking about. Its not a cook book per se, but more of operator's manual for a kitchen.

Use the brining method I described here. After that, using a mallet with the smooth surface, pound out the loin until it is no more than 1/2" thick.

Now for the stuffing:

1/3 cup couscous
1-1/4 cups chicken stock
2 teaspoons coriander
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup pine nuts
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon dried mint
4 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/3 cup raisins
Salt and pepper

You can also throw in some dates and apricots if you like. I usually leave out the pine nuts. Prepare the couscous as directed. Saute the onion and garlic until translucent. Add this and the other ingredients to the couscous and mix well. Let stand until cool.

Lay the brined pork loin on a flat surface and spread the stuffing evenly. Roll the pork into a roulade and tie with string.

Season the roulade, or roll, with salt and pepper. In a very, very hot pan, sear the loin on all sides. Place in 300F oven for twenty minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 140F. Remove from oven and tent with aluminum foil. Allow to rest for 10 minutes to finish internal cooking.

Slice thin. Serves 6.

Enjoy, you godless infidels! Invite some "Palestineans" since they make for such great house guests.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The KKKato files

"I'll have them niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years." President Lyndon Johnson, Democrat (on the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964).

Am I somehow in the wrong party? If history tells me something, and an accusation tells me anything - I should move to the movement of the mindless and leave the dangers of logical thought to more sophisticated and eloquent folks such as the illustrious former (although rather dead) president above.

One the other hand, no.




A few posts back, one anonymous commentator elevated my status in the armchair, internet journalism community. I have now arrived. I have been labeled a "racist"!



In conservative or libertarian circles, this is QUITE an accolade - indicating that you have enraged someone beyond the point of merely ignoring you, but not quite having a counterpoint at their immediate disposal, simply leaves a drive-by, ad hominem retort. The only two parts of Sean Hannity's program I enjoy are the "Thursday Man on the Street" (which exposes the true horrors government education can produce) and when his program engineer plays the hate messages on his answering service. I am sure they are edited for brevity and content (with the occasional "bleep" substituted for profanity), yet they are still most amusing. I dearly hope I receive more and will strive my best to do so. By the way, you can keep the rest of the Hannity show. He has not had an original thought in years.


The photograph above was taken during the usual weekend social outing. Cato had to be the subject, since having no opposing thumbs, he could not operate the camera to take a photo of me. The guy on the left offered, but having difficulty understanding how to operate a Slinky (he ended up cuffing himself), I decided best not to befuddle him with a rather expensive digital camera.


On terms, their meanings, perversions, use, misuse and overuse (tall order, thank goodness I only have three terms to discuss):

Racism: (n) a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. Merriam-Webster


Bigotry: (n) : acts or beliefs of a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial group). Ibid.

Still no cigar. The next one was incredibly difficult to find. Well, to find by itself: There are multiple, hyphenated definitions including the word, with the ovewhelming prefix "multi-". First, an abstract from this page:



"The Left has used America's hatred, racism, to promote racism by insisting that culture and race cannot be separated. By insisting that the value placed on the culture is the value placed on the race, the Left has used America's own goodness to force any discussion of culture in to the back alleys. We should consider each race of equal value as we should consider each person of equal value before God. We should not consider each culture of equal value as we should not consider the personality of a saint equal to that of a criminal. As some of us have personalities which need improving in some areas, so do some cultures. To deny this is inevitably to deny the existence of free will. This is acceptable to the ruling elite for they imagine themselves as being a small island of free will in a sea of lesser beings needing to be led. One cannot believe in universal humanity and universal free will without believing that some of us will use this freedom poorly. In order to deny that some cultures make poor choices we must deny the possibility of making any choices."


I mostly agree with that, just replace "America" with "The West".


Let us examine a bit further. Ironically, the culturalism website has it basically wrong. They coincide some sort of social collectivism with the term. I go more for the individualistic concept, minus the religious overtones. Since nobody really bothered to define culturalism before hyphenating the living hell out of it, I guess its up to me.

Culturalism: (n) a belief that culture is the primary determinant of a society's success (or failure) and that culture is the primary determinant of a particular society's superiority. Your's Truly.


Recently, a fellow I have put on my link list, Pat Condell, offended some Berkeley novitiates, by some email of a video circulating around campus. So far, sounds about par for the course for that institution. Thinking that they were about to be spoon fed everything their pompous, elitist little butts already knew, they were just fine with Mr. Condell's evisceration of the religious right in America (Hey fella! That's MY job!), but when he dared tell of the dilemma Mother England is facing with a religion of a different "right", aka Islam, they went bananas. His most eloquent response to these self-annointed guardians of all worth knowable and what is best for us great unwashed is here.


More on this later. I have just started my journey of being called every name in the book liberals can come up with, including (especially) terms and slurs that have absolutely no application to me. I am looking forward to "Nazi", "Neocon", and "Fascist" (oh, do I love that one!). So pardon me while I get back to "cultural oppression" via "hate speech".

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Snake Free Sunday

Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.” - W.C. Fields


I was all ready to produce a basket full of slithering serpents when something fantastic occured. I have now achieved some much needed credibility in the blog world. Some photoshop stuff first. Come back later. Check out the new addition on the right "Rants and Raves".

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Cato Files

"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult." - Rita Rudner

Instead of every other blogger and their neighbor waxing poetically over the outcome, or lack thereof, of yesterday's primary (Democrats are in a quandary now over whether to back a Marxist or a fascist, and everyone generally agrees that Cindy McCain is the best looking out of the whole lot), I think a break from politics is in order.

Cato is in mid-round of antibiotic treatment for his ear infection, and thus looks like a greaseball. One thing all parents and pet owners agree on is that their children and pets are better-looking and smarter than yours. One exception to this is the Chinese Crested. Why anyone would want to pay actual money for one of these, let alone breed them, is beyond comprehension. Even if they can outwit Michio Kaku, they are about the homeliest creatures to ever achieve status as a household pet. Even Chinese chefs refuse to prepare and serve them out of fear the dogs (loose stretch of the term, probably rodents) appear to have some horrible disease that would kill their patrons.

To end all argument in accordance with unassailable objectivism - my dog is cute AND smart. So there.

His particular area of interest is literature, having just completed Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Having completed meaning "completely destroyed" a paperback of such. It seldom arouses suspicion when a dog chews up a book, but to do so in numerical page order, from front to back, is something different. He is also a fast reader, by dog standards, digesting (no pun intended) the work in less than one week. In addition, Cato seems to be a most discriminating bibliophile. To test this theory, I placed in front of him for his choosing the following:

A recent edition of The New York Times (opened to the editorial section), on which he immediately peed (Good dog! He got a treat for that).

The Vintage Mencken collected by Alistair Cooke, which he sniffed vigorously for about five minutes, then began to "read". It was then removed from the menu, since I have yet to finish it myself.

How To Know God by Deepak Chopra. Upon intense examination, since this is a hardbound volume, he could not open the book, and gave up.

And finally, this month's edition of Discover, which is apparently delicious.

The only problem here is that I was unable to finish Brave New World before Cato did. Someone please tell me how the relationship between Lenina and The Savage (John) turns out. I do not want to have to buy the Cliff's Notes, since Cato might eat them and cheat on his book report.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

No Snakes Today

"Hell is other people" - Jean-Paul Sartre

Today is usually my fave day of the week, but something got in the way. Cato has an ear infection and needs extra attention. I hope I remain a bachelor throughout this life, but being a father figure in times of good and bad is wonderful. I love this little fellow without reservation. He was too sick to even eat today, so we just hopped in the bed - his head on my elbow, and I read some Dave Barry.

Meanwhile, I think this is Billy Ray "Mullet" Cyrus. Have a looky see.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Allahu AkBarbeque!

"Many of the Jews who owned the homes, the apartments in the black community, we considered them bloodsuckers because they took from our community and built their community but didn't offer anything back to our community." - Louis Farrakhan

Dammit! In the midst of everything I forgot it was Muslim Menu Day. Allah forgive me.

Well, enough with Calypso Louis. Obama-rama-lama-ding-dong is more popular than indoor plumbing now, therefore he can tell him to take his support and cram it. Warning to Obama, Nation of Islam HAS done some nasty things in the past, Malcolm X would tell you were he still alive.

Anyway. On BBQ sauce. Hands down, no contest : Stubbs is the most riteous there is. Mohammed himself would give even the most devout Muslim a pork indulgence here. Visit their site. Should be available everywhere. Now go grab your pig and put on some really good, Texas Roadhouse Blues.

Rib Bone Appetit

Che Chic or Sheer Stupidity?

“Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.” - Ayn Rand

My audience, all three of you, must be overwhelmed with anticipation by now. My research, consisting of amazon.com (they better start paying me, or else), barnesandnoble.com, a few blog readings, and a trip to a Books-A-Million store, is complete. I am well aware this does not qualify for an advanced degree - this is a godam blog, so there. Over the past few years, a particular image has become quite common in this country. Somehow, a dangerous and brutal, political thug of the last century has become a pop-culture (dumb masses) icon. Apparently, most people have no idea what the man stood for, and the horrors he inflicted to achieve his goals. That doesn't matter, because he is "hip", and "hipness" trumps actual historical fact. So without further adieu, I present:



Handsome fellow? Yes. Striking pose? Indeed. Revolutionary, self-sacrificing idealist or opportunistic, sociopathic thug? Depends on the authors of the following books.


1. Che: A Revolutionary Life : John Lee Anderson




John Lee Anderson thinks that Che's poop never stunk, and he might have been the second coming of Jesus H. Christ. Although having visited Cuba and Russia for his research, he fails to mention that at least he had the chance to come and go as he pleased, unlike the people who actually live there. Furthermore, since he largely agrees with all things Che, he knew it very unlikely that he would be either imprisoned or shot on sight. He also made a nice little profit (Oh, Gaia! Not PROFIT!) from his work. Anderson is the type of socialist with the opinion on wealth - "O.K. for me, but not for thee." However, to understand the mental workings of a true Che sycophant, this is worth a flipping through. Just don't buy it - since true socialists loathe the idea of making more money than somebody else, it would be rude.


The next author wishes Che were still alive so he could shove not just one banana, but the entire bunch up his ass. He makes some good points, but methinks he stretches the truth a bit. I have doubts about Che having a favorite past time of shooting dogs, which he mentions. As with the above author, you have to weed through a lot of B.S. with Mr. Fontova. At times he is inconsistent. In one chapter you read about what a powerful, influential and evil mastermind Guevara was behind el Revolucion, then in the very next entry, Che is nothing more than a foolish dupe; a tool in the designs of Fidel and Raoul. Reminds me of the quandry liberals are always in when trying to describe George W. Bush. Anyway, he was sent to Bolivia because it meant almost certain death when he was no longer of use. Sounds modus operandi for the brothers Castro. However, some of the events under the direction of Che - mass executions, kangaroo trials, and overall brutality are well documented.


Book three is very short and I got to read most of it. Mr. Llosa takes a more objective look at Che and particularly the consequences of his philosophies and actions. Too short actually. It turns out that Che's image as "man of the people" was merely a ruse (as most often is), and merely wanted to replace Batista's thugs with his own. You can probably read it in less than an hour at the bookstore.


Against All Hope is what became of Cuba after the gang of three. This poor fellow spent decades in a work prison for saying things El Presidente apparently did not like. Despite its religious overtones, this is probably the best one to get. Che Guevara has been dead for four decades, but people still suffer from his actions. Michael Moore apparently never met this man, and I think he would probably decline any invitation to do so. Despite Cuba's fantastic, sooper-dooper, "free" healthcare system (as long as you belong to the Communist Party - otherwise you are rather screwed), this man will show the Cuba that people such as Micheal Moore, Jimmah Cahtuh, and a laundry list of rock stars and Hollywood Dimwits Emeriti DO NOT want you to see. Of all the books, I recommend this one.


Now, to my point (yes, there is a point here): What is up with all these idiot kids and Hollyweird types going about sporting all things Che? There are even some brain surgeons out there getting tattoos of this butthole. I just Googled "Che shirt" and everybody is cashing in on this - hundreds of online stores alone selling posters and every garment imaginable of this murderer. This is not without irony. Since Che was a self-professed Communist, just how does profiting off his image make any modicum of sense or consistency of thought? Well, people are rallying around Obama and his message of "change." Change to what? Agrarian-based, economic feudalism? Enquiring minds, the few remaining, want to know.


I have an idea. Actually a friend's idea, but he doesn't blog so I am claiming it. Print up posters and tee shirts of Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Kim Jong Mentally Ill, Manuel Noriega, Saddam Hussein, Achmed Iamadinersalad, and a host of other "heroes" and sell them. If these people think Che is "cool", I bet they can't wait to get their hands on this merchandise.


"Useful Idiots" - never has there been a more applicable term for the mindless crop of today. I hope I am dead by the time they get what they are literally begging for.


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Research Time

"No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby." - H.L. Mencken

I got so fascinated preparing for today's blog, I found so many interesting things about a rather ordinary person-cum-popular icon among today's ill-informed, yet passionate youth, that I am only halfway ready to write it. They know absolutely NOTHING about this character, for if they did, they would see him for what he was - a tyrant with dictatorial ambitions that were cut short by an "untimely" death. But his image looks "cool" and makes lots of capital for anyone who puts it on a poster or a tee shirt. Hmm, practicing capitalism via the image of a man who despised it? Mencken was dead on. Hint: The guy rode a motorcycle.

See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Bill Buckley

“I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.” - William F. Buckley, Jr.


Took down the previous post. It turned into a rant, rather than an apt memoriam to a brilliant man and great author. I can rant any day of the week, and unless the sun rises in the west, will continue tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

This Year's Model

"I'm the new, I'm the new, new model - I got nothin' inside." - Marilyn Manson


While the rest of the country is bothered with the petty semantics of whether or not Der Hildebeast sent out marching orders to her brownshirts to release the "offensive" (or were they "insensitive"? Hell I can't keep up with all the proper applications of P.C. speech anymore) pictures of Obama in a turban, what increasingly captivates my interest is the fragile loyalty of the fourth estate and their vapid audience. It becomes increasingly transparent by the hour. This campaign year more closely resembles American Idol than anything I can compare it to. The fracas over the photographs of the Illinois Senator is nothing more than a pyrrhic victory for the right wing pundits who obviously fail to realize that while Hillary is detestable, Obama (unless somebody comes up with a picture of him with a live boy or a dead girl) is unbeatable.

I am no conspiracy theorist and the only things I can tell you for sure about a grassy knoll or a book depository is that they are somewhere in Dallas. This would be earth-shattering news, but I think for the first time in her political career, Hillary might be telling the truth. Each candidate's campaign manager has researched (and when possible, destroyed) ever last yearbook or driver's license photo for ANY possible perceived impropriety. With the Clintons no longer being the media darlings of halcyon days past, the "American Evita" is particularly vulnerable to the political trash heap in the absence of support from her former best friends in the fourth estate. It would make for good political tactics in Camp Obamastan to drop this latest bomb, then blame it on the Hildebeast. Not unlike some college campus incidents in recent years when women and minority students and faculty were vandalizing public and private property with sexist and ethnic slurs, then crying "foul!", demanding something be done about it. Something did get done: They got caught. If this is the case, the media will play Obama's game, not Hillary's.

Let us explore the uproar for a moment. To the casual observer, it is just a man in traditional Somali dress doing, well, nothing. The man is actually of Somali lineage and was in, hold on to your magic carpet, Somalia! At the very moment the photo was shot! One can assume he is just observing the local customs of his family (when in Rome...) with pride and respect. Ted Kennedy observes the customs of the old country apparently quite often. Although I am not sure which specific clan in Ireland has the custom of drowning their dates. To people who operate on the basis of logic, there is nothing wrong with this photograph.

Now, let's change dimensions of reality into the leftist, politically correct instrument which substitutes for a mind. This is a horrible, racist and culturalist picture that is hateful and mean-spirited. Why? Because it portrays Barack Hussein Obama as a Muslim. "Hold on a minute," you say, "I thought we are supposed to like Muslims, so, shouldn't this be a positive portrayal?" Well, er, uh, yes, but people who are not as intelligent and sophisticated as we may misinterpret it and get a negative image of the candidate. "Wait a minute, you actually WANT the support of unsophisticated, stupid people?" ITS ALL GEORGE BUSH'S FAULT THAT THEY LACK THE NECESSARY TOOLS TO GET AHEAD IN THIS WORLD BECAUSE OF TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH AND YOU'RE JUST A NAZI NEOCON! blah, blah, and so on. There you have a pretty good schematic of the liberal argument. Sounds as though they are having an arm wrestling match with their own other arm, and losing badly.

Back to Hillary's fall from most-favored-sociopath status and Obama's eclipsing of Elvis. This combined with the current state of education and intellect in this country is downright scary. If Al Gore can somehow link "global warming" to decline in average I.Q. and attention span, I will start driving a Prius. I think this started with the phenomenon of MTV. Music videos are seldom longer than three minutes. I thought the reason was that most "artists" could not come up with a tune, let alone lyrics, complex enough to capture the interest of a viewer for any longer than that. Then MTV declined into game shows that lasted all of a month (Remote Control has the record for six weeks airtime) before "focus groups" (I use that term liberally) decided what was going to be tomorrow's garbage. A full year later, most people who watched MTV forgot what a music video was, and furthermore did not care. We are undeniably now a society of little substance but fascination with novelty. Two years ago, Taylor Hicks was all the rage on American Idol. I live in this guy's home city and even I have no clue what he is doing today. Maybe neither does he.

That's Obama in a nutshell - the American Idol candidate. Hillary will just have to go the way of the music video.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Homework Time

We must do our duty and convince the world that we are just friends and brave enemies” - Thomas Jefferson

The good folks at Amazon had no trouble finding a copy of The Communist Manifesto, but are having difficulty locating H.L. Mencken's Chrestomathy. Have you ever gone to "customer service" at a bookstore, and asked the enlightened, leftist seer of the Temple of Delphi to find a conservative or libertarian title? If you haven't, please do so. You will be given a look as though you arrived via a watermelon truck with duct tape on the tailgate. The mere fact that you are literate will astound and amaze them. If you really want to arouse suspicion, and possibly get reported to moveon.org, ask for an ultra-left title along with something by Michelle Malkin. I suspect they have a little red button underneath the counter that is a hotline to the politburo of political correctness.

I lived in Grand Cayman for a while (complete culture shock, so much that several future blog entries will be devoted to it) and walked in a bookstore to browse around. I am not really much of an Ann Coulter fan, but flipping through her book Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right (by the way, check out the objective, well informed, ad-hominem "reviews" by people who have obviously not read the book), I had a few chuckles and decided to purchase it. The woman at the counter, who was not a native Caymanian but more likely part of the Canadian invasion of the island, was the store owner. With no invitation on my part, she opined that she would hate the book, and proceeded to lecture me on her inside information on the Iraq war. After she was done screeching, I said "I'm sorry you hate this book so much; so sorry that I am no longer interested in purchasing it from this store. And the last thing I wish to do is to burden you with this bothersome cash." I walked out and went to another bookstore. This time without a political lecture.

Anyway, I digress. I bought the Manifesto not to change my political views, but to get a better understanding of the leftist mind. It is not a large volume; about fifty pages in interestingly large print. It is larger than a pamphlet, but I think it more likened to a restaurant menu than an actual book. What first amazed me was that some work, so small, contained an ideology that resulted in tens if not hundreds of million dead and even more living in bondage and fear for the better part of the last century. Cuba and North Korea have yet to escape it, and Hugo Chavez seems to be an ardent fan.

Now, being the poster child for Attention Deficit Disorder, I found an interesting snippet from the Communist News Network regarding the cognac gargling gargoyle and his nuclear program. To save you the trouble, I can sum it up as follows:

1. North Korea has a nuclear plant at Yongbyon.

2. They are tearing it down.

3. They have decided to slow down the dismantling because of......

4. Nasty Americans who are not giving them enough fuel oil, still have them classified as bad guys, and a laundry list of other grievances.

5. CNN doesn't think the the NK's are as bad as mean old W painted them. CNN also thinks the NK's are telling the truth.

6. CNN is actually naive enough to think this is the sum and total of the North Korean nuclear program, and Kim Jong Mentally Ill is cooler than Gorbachev's Perestroika.

7. The New York Philharmonic is coming to visit.

Just how (and why) the United States is supposed to take care of North Korea's every need, else risk a nuclear attack, is well, beyond logic. This is similar to the street thug promising not to shoot you as long as you hand over your wallet. No mention of where China stands in all this, having a long career as the sugar daddy for these whackjobs. If North Korea, no, the United States had any sense, it would be explained to them in no uncertain terms, that give up your nuclear ambitions COMPLETELY, or not only will you be hungry and cold, you will also glow in the dark. The track record over the last several years clearly shows that the NKs have no intention whatsoever of keeping their end of ANY diplomatic agreement. Why should we think something has miraculously changed, and important proof of this is that a Western symphony has been invited to Pyongyang to please the "Dear Leader"?

Well, enough for to day. Have to read about "worker's paradise" and the ultra-evil bourgeois, which I strive everyday to be. Moreover, I wan't to find out what makes communism so wonderful that nations that subscribe to this philosophy have their borders lined with concertina wire, guard dogs and land mines. Not to keep invaders out, but to keep their own people in.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Handle These Snakes

"Democracy, too, is a religion. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses." - H. L. Mencken

I could quote that guy everyday, and never have a loss of appropriate words.

O.K. It's Snake Handlin' Sunday again. We are sure to get around to grabbin' some serpents. But first, look at this. Now, for those in medical school, chalk this up for advanced placement in your third-year psychiatric rotation. Perhaps some Haldol in the alcohol-free communion wine could help with such inconveniences on Sunday. For those of you in the job market, hold your tongues during the interview if you want that job.

Now for snakes in general. I had a roommate and fraternity brother in college who owned a six-foot python. To call this animal a "pet" is a very liberal stretch of the term. Pets usually offer companionship, entertainment and in some cases, protection. This snake offered none of the above. Other than a mere shock reaction by those who fear snakes, Mr. Charlie (as if he even knew his own name, or if it was a "he" at all), had nothing in these arenas. Look at snake, snake looks at nothing. Pick up snake, snake does nothing. Yell at snake, snake ignores you. About the only five, short minutes of action we got from this lumbering hulk was feeding time. Some poor rat had to be sacrificed for this, and that was the five minutes of excitement until about six weeks later (I think the theory that snakes have slow digestive systems is a myth - they are constipated). The roommate (remaining anonymous) ended up in some rather nefarious legal troubles, found someone stupid enough to buy the snake, and paid off his court costs and attorney fees. Done deal - end of snake.

Now, for some real snake handling, try picking a fight with one of these characters. It took five strong men, and they were not speaking in tongues - they were speaking Spanish, and I think a few bits of foul language were thrown in. Here is a big snake in action. A rattler might bite you, and it might be painful, but a trip to the E.R. with some antivenin will keep you alive. If the snakes posessed neurotoxins, a bite on most people who engage in such behaviors would be benign. Perhaps they should handle coral snakes. The constrictors, however, will EAT YOU! I cannot imagine the Wednesday night revival at Mount Bethel Reformed Church of Jayeezus responding to a suspicious disappearance every time they bring out the snake. How do you put that in the weekly bulletin? "Sister Desdemona Hazel Gertrude Bumpkin taken by Holy Rapture at Wednesday night revival. Snake mysteriously relaxed. Hallelujah!"

Meanwhile - "Ab yiddy yab a boogabooga yip a dip simbata boloolooloo - arrrrrggh! A snake!"

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Panic in Detroit

"Panic in Detroit. I asked for an autograph. I wanted to stay home. I wish someone would phone." - David Bowie

Whatever. I am just glad I don't live in Detroit. Birmingham is bad enough.

Friday, February 22, 2008

BLAT




"Hey babe I'm talkin' pig, oh honey can you dig?" - Southern Culture on the Skids - Too Much Pork for Just One Fork

Another Friday - Another pig.

This recipe is not out of laziness. Everybody knows how to make a BLT sammich. But its the quality of the bacon that counts.

Neuske's applewood smoked bacon is about the best in the world. Most, high-end, specialty groceries will carry it. It is expensive, but if you can find tastier pig than this at a better price, leave a comment below.

Now the "A" is for avocado. Just a few thin slices will do. For the "L" part, try some mixed field greens. Serve on sourdough toast, say "Allahu Akbar" and enjoy.
Oh, one thing of great debate in a certain chatroom, that will remain anonymous, is between mayonnaise and Miracle Whip. The former is tolerable and the latter is an abomination. Being the independent weirdo that I am known for, I say "neither!". Aioli is better, and here is how you make it:
three egg yolks
2 cloves fresh garlic
1 cup olive oil
water as needed to thin to desired consistency
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Toss everything but the olive oil in a food processor and give it a good whack. Then slowly drizzle the olive oil in (with the processor on) to emulsify. Voila! Aoili. For different zings, try adding fresh Italian flat leaf parsley or fresh basil. Beats the crap outta mayo or MW. This should be safe in your fridge for a few days. When some funky skin appears on top of it, time to toss it out and make more aioli.

Don't forget to save the bacon drippings. They are excellent for sauteing veggies, searing a roast, or any other savory dish you would normally use butter. I use the fat to saute my mirepoix for soups and a fantastic Bolognese pasta sauce.

Somewhat related: Are they going to give the kids "goat banks" now?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lurking About

OK, took a while.

I love these people.

They aren't democrats, they aren't republicans. Most of them are not old enough to legally walk in a bar and buy a beer. They are sons, daughters, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles. They were not drafted. They do this out of love for us all.

Let them know that you care.

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Alright! It is before 6 A.M. and I am gonna beat Neal Boortz to a story, ANY story, before he gets to his office.

O.K. It is now 5:42 A.M. and I am lurking about.

Columbia Universtity professor targeted because she is black........uh, no, maybe because you are stupid, lady. At least I hope that is your valid excuse. United in grief for diverse lives lost, well I guess if they were all honkies it wouldn't have made this morning's news. Next time a major tragedy happens, toss in a paisley midget so it is newsworthy. Cynthia McKinney lands on Martian moon, gets unbelievable cell phone bill for calling home (Jupiter), nah, I expected that. Angry women upset at yesterday's photo, oh please.

I woke up too early - dog is going nuts. See you in an hour or so.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

With Friends Like These......

Oh shit! Not again! For the sake of Allah, I cannot control these women! Grant me stones so I can throw these vile witches to hell!




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Now THAT (above) is a Jihadi nightmare. Women, boobs, guns - oh the humanity! If they thought that Pvt. England was awful for stacking them in a pyramid, I would love every Muslim to have the opportunity of this crowd as his last sight on earth. Wait. I want to slather the sumbitches in lard first, then see this.

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That men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!” - William Shakespeare

Today is so good, I am taking a shot from the two point line....

God save me from my friends - I can protect myself from my enemies.” - Proverb

Regarding yesterday's post, I contacted a misguided friend who is volunteering for Senator Barack "Che" Obama's campaign. She was appalled that whoever was in charge of campaign signs failed to use the "spell check" function on at least two, glaringly obvious occasions. In defense, she did mention they at least got three out of four words correct. With the lone vowels, after all, you have a one in five chance of getting it right. Bravo on the difficult word "have".

When I first saw this video, I thought it was a spoof.

Hold on to yer Grape Nuts......IT'S NOT!

Like, uh, ya know, for real.

Attention Senator McCain Headquarters: Stop wasting campaign funds on trying to make your candidate appear consistent, even-tempered or for that matter, sane. Invest it all in barelypolitical.com and start picking out the new curtains for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Don't get me wrong - I would love to meet this girl, uh, Tiffany, Crystal, Candy, Brittany, er, oh yeah, Amber. Wait, what was her name again? I am sure we would have a wonderful time, and it would most certainly not involve discussing Aristotelean philosophy or more plebian subjects like the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. The Big Bang Theory would hopefully come up though. I can hear the shrieks from the radical feminazis now, and you rightfully should be angered - but not at me, otherwise you are just shooting the messenger.

I am a supporter of classical feminism, Planned Parenthood and numerous concerns of women of intellect. Ayn Rand is my heroine and my favorite author. From that, do not assume that I seek your approval, neither do I feel any need to qualify myself in any such category. My sister is an M.D. with twenty years' practice as a pediatrician. A century ago such an ambition, let alone reality, was almost impossible. True feminism was and still is a valid movement, but not organizations like The Castration Coalition (can anyone get me a hyperlink for their website?) or women such as Andrea Dworkin (one look at that and you can sympathize with her anger). Various feminist organizations have almost always aligned themselves with the Democrat Party. Right now, the silence is deafening (there have been over 5 million hits for Obama Girl - don't tell me this has gone unnoticed). This woman is hopping around like some pole-dancing twat of a sex kitten. Is this a protrayal of the modern woman that "progressives" are comfortable with? Well, Gloria Steinem did eventually get married (to a man), thereby ending the debate over fish and bicycles. I can tell you one thing for certain - if any Republican had such an endorsement, official or otherwise, the Democrats along with their fifth column, the fourth estate, would be howling chastity raped.

I have two quotes for today because here comes yet another "unexpected" voice of support for Barack Hussein Obama. Some sort of US-Islamic forum has voiced their support for the Illinois Senator. Just how some scantily clad, silcone stuffed bimbo and a bunch of mysogynistic theocrats make for good bedfellows is beyond me, but I did see an SUV with an Al Gore sticker on it years ago, so stranger things have happened. These people hate us for our mere existence, love our money, and are either actively trying to destroy us or conveniently ignoring every instance of aggression towards the West. I have yet to hear C.A.I.R. condemn ONE act of Islamic terrorism. Please inform me when and if this ever happens. But what the hell, they like Obama.

Maybe this "hope and change" theme of Obama is just a universal blanket for anything goes. He has yet to give details on one plank, let alone a platform on which he is running. Perhaps he might send some campaign staffers to Home Depot, get some lumber and throw SOMETHING together.

People hope for change for a lot of things. The Muslim world hopes that the United States changes into a nuclear wasteland. I hope for a change that Amber Lee Ettinger appears in my bedroom this evening.

Senator, tell her to remember to bring beer and pizza.

Blog note: As an update to the previous post, A Hard Pill to Swallow, it is interesting that both Air Canada and Cubana have a country buttload (or a heaping shitload - whatever is the greater numerical value) of flights to and from Havana and all points Canada. Can somebody please, please make me eat crow and give me one, just ONE Canadian that goes to Cuba for their healthcare needs. After all, Micheal Moore told us that Cuba has fantastic healthcare. As you will discover, the Cubana link takes a while to load - given the advanced telecommunications technology of two tin cans and a string in "socialist paradise".