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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Double Dutch
by Lee

Islamofascists aren’t the only ones committing murder in the Netherlands.

A hospital in the Netherlands—the first nation to permit euthanasia—recently proposed guidelines for mercy killings of terminally ill newborns, and then made a startling revelation: It has already begun carrying out such procedures, which include administering a lethal dose of sedatives.

The announcement by the Groningen Academic Hospital came amid a growing discussion in Holland on whether to legalize euthanasia on people incapable of deciding for themselves whether they want to end their lives—a prospect viewed with horror by euthanasia opponents and as a natural evolution by advocates. ...

The Groningen Protocol, as the hospital’s guidelines have come to be known, would create a legal framework for permitting doctors to actively end the life of newborns deemed to be in similar pain from incurable disease or extreme deformities.

The guideline says euthanasia is acceptable when the child’s medical team and independent doctors agree the pain cannot be eased and there is no prospect for improvement, and when parents think it’s best.

Examples include extremely premature births, where children suffer brain damage from bleeding and convulsions; and diseases where a child could only survive on life support for the rest of its life, such as severe cases of spina bifida and epidermosis bullosa, a rare blistering illness.

I’m a big supporter of the right to die for terminally ill patients.  But only when that patient is capable of making their own decision.  This is simply disgusting.

Posted by Lee on 11/30/04 at 01:43 PM in Decline of Western Civilization  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Blue Ridge Mountain
by Lee

Another one bites the dust.

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge has informed the White House and department staff that he has resigned, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

In an e-mail circulated to senior Homeland Security officials, Ridge praised the department as “an extraordinary organization that each day contributes to keeping America safe and free.” He also said he was privileged to work with the department’s 180,000 employees “who go to work every day dedicated to making our company better and more secure.”

A news conference has been set for 2:45 p.m

I only have three words in response to this announcement:  Rudy Fuckin’ Giuliani.

Posted by Lee on 11/30/04 at 11:26 AM in Etcetera  • (1) TrackbacksPermalink

Racist Jokes
by Lee

The NAACP is going to have to do without Queasy.

Saying he needs a break, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume announced Tuesday that he’s stepping down as the head of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights group.

The organization’s legal counsel, Dennis Hayes, will serve as interim president while a national search is conducted.

“For the last nine years, I’ve had what I believe is both the honor and the privilege to help revive and to help restore this great organization, which has ... really become an American institution,” Mfume said.

“An American institution that is a bought-and-paid-for subsidiary of the Democratic National Committee, whose members are more than willing to play shufflin’ shoe shine boy for their white, liberal Massas.”

Posted by Lee on 11/30/04 at 11:04 AM in Politics  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Northern Hospitality
by Lee

Those Canadians, they really know how to make a fascist terrorist dictator feel welcome.

Hopes for early mass protests in the streets of Ottawa on the eve of Tuesday’s visit by US President George W. Bush fizzled out, as journalists outnumbered demonstrators.

A loose coalition of groups opposed to just about everything Bush supports had promised two demonstrations hours before Bush was due to jet into Ottawa Tuesday aboard Air Force One.

The first demonstration—of Palestinians and sympathisers of the Palestinian cause opposed to Washington’s support of Israel—attracted less than 40 demonstrators.

According to a quick head count by journalists, the protest attracted 39 demonstrators, 42 journalists and television crew members and three police officers.

A second, ostensibly larger, demonstration scheduled for the midst of the evening rush hour—was called by a group calling itself Students Against Bush.

Nobody turned up. Further protests however were expected on Tuesday

And what of the organizers of these events?

Efforts to contact protest organizers were unsuccessful, with the phone numbers listed by organizers remaining unanswered.

Gee, I wonder why that is?

Posted by Lee on 11/30/04 at 09:14 AM in Those Wacky Canadians  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Selma and Boobies
by Lee

Selma Blair is on Conan right now.  Hot hot hot… DAMN that broad is gorgeous.  Drool drool drool.  Ultimate movie scene: lesbian scene between Selma Blair, Neve Campbell, and Ashely Judd.

Ohhhhh, yeah.  Okay, I’m off to bed now.

Posted by Lee on 11/30/04 at 02:12 AM in Celebrity Idiots  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Kofi’s Korrupt Kiddie
by Lee

Awww, he’s disappointed.

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Monday he was “disappointed and surprised” to learn that his son, Kojo, had remained on the payroll of a company involved in the Iraq oil-for-food program, the subject of several corruption probes.

Kojo Annan received money for consulting work done in Africa for Geneva, Switzerland-based Cotecna Inspection, which was hired to verify whether food, medicine and other goods entering Iraq were on the approved list under the $64 billion oil-for-food program.

The United Nations previously said the payments stopped after Kojo Annan left the firm in 1997.

Earlier this year, it revised that statement, saying the younger Annan received money through the end of 1998 under an agreement not to compete with Cotecna in West Africa.

Cotecna had said the payments to Annan were halted when the firm won the contract to inspect oil-for-food humanitarian shipments starting in December 1998.

But late last week the United Nations said Kojo Annan had received payments as recently as February 2004 under the non-compete agreement.

Disappointed?  Excuse me, Kofi.  Disappointed is when your kid brings home D’s on his report card.  Disappointed is when your son gets caught shoplifting a video game from Wal-Mart.  Disappointed is when your child flunks out of college.  What your son did, Kofi, is fucking criminal and obscene, and if you had a shred of integrity in your corrupt body you would resign immediately and beg the people of Iraq for forgiveness.

But I don’t see that happening.  Now, run along and bad-mouth America some more.

Update: And don’t miss this post on the unfounded allegations of corruption in the oil-for-food program over at Sully’s place.

Posted by Lee on 11/30/04 at 02:02 AM in Left Wing Idiocy  • (14) TrackbacksPermalink

Lenin and Allah
by Lee

Once again we see how the radical Islamofascists and the Western Left are spreading the same message.  A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about how the radical islamist press was publishing bullshit stories about how the US was using chemical weapons in Fallujah.  Well, true to form, a British left-wing site is repeating exactly the same lie.

US FORCES used outlawed naplam in the Iraqi town of Fallujah according to weekend reports. Demand answers from your MP and Tony Blair here.

The use of deadly napalm - last seen in Vietnam and now banned by the United Nations - has been deployed in Fallujah according to eyewitnesses.

‘Melted’ bodies have been reported, along with suggestions of poisonous gas. MP Alice Mahon is calling on Blair to make an emergency statement on the matter. If it is proven that napalm has been used, Britain will be under pressure to pull out of the American-led coalition.

LOBBY YOUR MP

Please email your postcode to us. We will reply with the name and email address of your MP, his/her voting record on Iraq, and a model letter you can send or adapt. We will also include an email for Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Repeating lies to do whatever they can to ensure defeat in Iraq.  There is no difference between the radical left and the Islamist vermin who want to enslave the world.

Posted by Lee on 11/30/04 at 01:24 AM in Left Wing Idiocy  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Mike on Jay
by Lee

Michael Moore was just on Jay Leno.  There’s thoughts and comments over at MOOREWATCH.

Posted by Lee on 11/30/04 at 01:21 AM in Michael Mooron  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Monday, November 29, 2004

Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
by Lee

Sometimes, gentle reader, sometimes it is virtualy impossible to argue against the justice of Islamic law.

Saudi authorities beheaded Monday a Saudi national convicted of raping women and filming them naked as well as of possessing illegal arms

An Interior Ministry statement said Mansour bin Ahmed al-Bahlouli was beheaded in Riyadh with the sword in line with Islamic religious rules, raising to 21 the number of people executed in the conservative Muslim kingdom.

The convict was also found guilty of drinking alcohol, which is banned under Sharia, or Islamic Law, and of drug trafficking.

Last month, a Yemeni national was beheaded after being convicted of murdering a compatriot and a Saudi citizen in the southern Saudi Arabian city of Abha.

If this had taken place in America there would have been a slew of left-wing lawyers, psychologists, and other assorted advocated arguing that the man was simply a product of the repressive Amerikkkan culture of violence and couldn’t possible be held liable for his crimes.  Go Saudi.

Posted by Lee on 11/29/04 at 03:26 PM in The Religion of Peace™  • (1) TrackbacksPermalink

Going Through Changes
by Lee

A UN group has come up with a plan to make the UN function in the 21st century and remake it from the functionally useless, utterly corrupt crapfest that it is now.

The UN should be reformed to make intervention in failing states easier, a commission is set to recommend.

The panel, which has examined how the UN could respond better to global threats, also calls for the Security Council to be enlarged, the BBC has learned.

The report has been called the “biggest make-over” of the UN since 1945.

It is thought that if the UN shows greater readiness to act, unilateralism by member states would be less likely.

Refer to President Bush’s address to the UN in 2002 to see him make pretty much this exact same argument.  If the UN wasn’t full of gutless pussies who lack the will to act then countries like the US, UK, and Australia wouldn’t have to form their own coalitions to do the job themselves.

The panel wants member states to accept a new obligation - a “responsibility to protect” their own citizens.

If they failed to do so, then intervention by the Security Council would be much more likely than under current UN procedures.

At the moment, the Council can order intervention, and a member state can act in self-defence, if there is an imminent threat. The Council can declare a threat to international security but the definition is vague and the procedure unwieldy.

I think this is a fabulous idea, but I harbor no illusions that this will make any difference.  Because, ultimately, the unwillingness of UN member states to act isn’t one of procedure, it’s one of will.  There was nothing preventing France or Germany from supporting the Iraq invasion other than their own cowardice and self-interest.  No procedural change in the UN is going to alter that viewpoint on their part.

Posted by Lee on 11/29/04 at 02:07 PM in Left Wing Idiocy  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Frankensafe
by Lee

European environmentalist lunatics have gone apoplectic over the news that a study has c onfirmed what every sane person on the planet has known for years:  so-called “frankenfoods” pose absolutely no threat to the environment.

A controversy over genetically modified (GMO) crops brewed in Britain Monday after a major government and industry-backed study found no evidence they harmed the environment.

The project, which focused on how gene-spliced herbicide-tolerant varieties of sugar beet and rapeseed fared against non-GMO crops when grown in rotation, found that the technology could even help growers save money.

The four-year study, part-funded by the government but assisted by the biotech lobby, enraged green groups who immediately dismissed the results as one-sided.

The biotech industry provided researchers with GMO seeds and some of the sprays.

“Our research indicates that there was no long-term difference in weed populations in field areas using these GM and non-GM crops,” Jeremy Sweet, who coordinated the study, said.

“In addition, growing GMO herbicide-tolerant crops could provide farmers with the flexibility to improve plant diversity,” Sweet added.

However, the study found that in the case of rapeseed, high numbers of seeds remained in the field long after harvest, creating a problem for later-sown crops.

“Oilseed rape needs to be carefully managed,” Sweet told reporters.

Opponents of GM crops have long argued that the technology could hit plant and insect numbers and lead to the creation of “super weeds” that are capable of resisting even the most powerful weed killers.

Of course this isn’t going to actually change anything.  The entire left-wing orthodoxy is predicated on nebulous threats that are going to destroy the planet, and they sure as hell aren’t going to erode their power base by letting a little thing like science get in the way.

Posted by Lee on 11/29/04 at 01:46 PM in Europe and the UK  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Alexander the Gay
by Lee

Do you know why the film Alexander bombed this weekend?  It’s not because it was a lousy movie that got consistently terrible reviews.  No, my friends, it is because we red-state Americans are totally homophobic.

It has been ridiculed by critics and shunned by cinema-goers but the latest film from the controversial director Oliver Stone has still managed to raise hackles across the US.

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

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

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

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

So, basically the article sums up like this:  “The movie has been plagued by horrendous reviews, and has been widely anticipated to be a flop for quite some time.  Nonetheless, there has to be an angle in there somewhere whereby we can twist it to blame the whole thing on those homophobic Christian yahoos over in America.”

So, this sets up an interesting proposition.  See, if the film is a flop in the UK as well, then obviously the same conclusion can be inferred from that fact, right?  Unless Alexander is a monster hit I’m going to assume that they’re just as much a group of single-neuron sister-marrying gun-toting paranoid homophobes as we are.

Posted by Lee on 11/29/04 at 09:05 AM in Left Wing Idiocy  • (3) TrackbacksPermalink

Northern Asshats
by Lee

They live in every country.

Thousands of Canadians will be on hand to greet President Bush when he visits Ottawa this week—and that’s not necessarily a good thing for the president.

Busloads of protesters from across Ontario and parts of Quebec are expected to arrive in Ottawa to rally against Bush, who arrives Tuesday to meet with Prime Minister Paul Martin.

Some will rally against Canada’s possible participation in continent-wide ballistic missile defense. Some will join a mass demonstration against the Iraq war. Some will participate in ‘’smoke-ins’’ organized by Canadian marijuana activists. But they all will be doing their best to make Bush feel unwelcome.

‘’We’re hoping to make Dubya feel uncomfortable. Dubya should feel uncomfortable,’’ said Sid Lacomb of the Canadian Peace Alliance, which is helping to organize two of the demonstrations.

Do these morons honestly think that is going to accomplish anything?  Woo hoo, Dubya saw my sign that supports legalizing marijuana!  And I called him the Bushitler!  And then I called him a nazi!  Look at how important I am!  Look at me look at me look at me!

Fucking lefties.  If they actually had jobs they’d have to take a pass on this type of feel-good idiocy.  They never protested against Saddam Hussein, of course, which speaks volumes about left-leaning people in general.  So full of self-loating.

Posted by Lee on 11/29/04 at 08:58 AM in Those Wacky Canadians  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Le Film
by Lee

If you want to know just what a snotty, elitist group the French are, take a look at this.

A Paris court has ruled that an acclaimed new film by the director of Amelie is not French enough to vie for French prizes.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s A Very Long Engagement, a French story filmed in French, has drawn rave reviews.

But a court judged it was too American to compete in French film festivals, including Cannes.

The administrative court film found the problem was the film’s partial backing by US studio Warner Bros.

Two associations of French producers had challenged Jeunet’s right to French government subsidies, because Warner Bros was among the film’s backers.

The court noted in its judgment that 2003 Productions, a French company acting as the delegated producer for the film, was created solely “to allow the company Warner Bros France ... to benefit from financial help even though (the fund) is reserved for the European cinematographic industry”.

Jeunet argued A Very Long Engagement was filmed in France and used French actors and technicians.

One of France’s biggest stars Audrey Tautou also takes a leading role in the film.

So, a French movie by a French director starring a French actress which was created in France using a French crew is deemed “not French enough” by the French government.  Yes, my friends, having looked down their noses at everyone else in the world for so long the French are finally starting to implode and look down their noses at themselves.  What’s going to be interesting is in 50 years or so, when the Grand Islamic Film Council of France declares this film an abomination against Allah and orders the director to be executed according to French Sharia law.

Posted by Lee on 11/29/04 at 08:52 AM in Europe and the UK  • (3) TrackbacksPermalink

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Saving Mr. Sparkle
by Lee

Japan has been rocked with a powerful earthquake and a four inch tsunami.

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 struck Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido early Monday, swaying buildings, throwing objects off shelves and triggering a tiny tsunami wave that reached the shore.

Eight people were injured by the 3:32 a.m. quake, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency quickly issued a tsunami warning for the eastern shores of Hokkaido’s Pacific coastal area. Tsunami are potentially dangerous waves triggered by seismic activity.

But agency official Masahiro Yamamoto later told a televised news conference that the agency had lifted its warning, saying it had detected a 4-inch tsunami and expected only small changes in the ocean’s surface.

Those of you who are not aware, Hokkaido is home to a number of sacred forests, renowned for its countless soap factories.  The most popular brand of soap to come from Hokkaido is Mr. Sparkle, who identifies himself as a magnet for foodstuffs, and boasts that he will banish dirt to the land of wind and ghosts.

There were no immediate reports on whether the powerful earthquake or the mini-me tsunami had any direct effect on production of Mr. Sparkle.

Posted by Lee on 11/28/04 at 02:42 PM in Fun and Humor  • (1) TrackbacksPermalink
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