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Monday, October 31, 2005
Number of coral reefs destroyed by me: Zero. Number of coral reefs destroyed by Greenpeace…
In response, Mobil/Exxon has sent one of its offshore oil platforms to the Philippine coast to promote an Environmentalist Lunatic awareness program.
Lay Down With Dogs
We haven’t had a good “man fucked to death by horse” story in a while, so here’s a “man raped by dog” one to tide you over.
The Swedish government immediately offered Hoyle citizenship.
Posted by Lee on 10/31/05 at 04:23 PM in Decline of Western Civilization • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Pull the Trigger
After the Miers disaster, I was really hoping to see a united front between Congress and the White House. Check out what Bill Frist just said.
He’s on the record now. The Republicans are a majority party, it’s time they started acting like it.
Aborted Into A Corner
Over at The Corner, Stanley Kurtz offers his Scalito analysis.
I tend to agree with this. I also think, too, that Bush is hoping for a fight for one simple reason: he wants to clearly define the differences between Republicans and Democrats over abortion. With the country split roughly 50/50 on this most polarizing of issues, and the Democrats sure to make abortion the central issue of the confirmation fight, this will enable Bush to show everyone, “Hey. If you’re opposed to abortion, the only choice is the GOP. For all my other faults, if you’re against baby murdering, you know who to vote for in 2006.” Even among the vast majority of citizens who support abortion, most don’t support unconditional abortion on demand, which is the only term the Democrats’ big-money donors will accept. Bush is forcing his opponents to either support his nominee in order to maintain their appeal to the broader public, or to adopt the radical pro-abortion position, which will mollify their base but turtn them off to the public.
This is a smart, smart move by Bush. Not only do we get a superb jurist of the highest caliber on the high court, but he gets to try and regain a little political capital with it. This is the type of hardball I like seeing from this president, something we’ve seen precious too little of lately.
Update: I made a slight correction above, to change “anti-abortion” to “pro-abortion.”
I can dig it.
How to translate Bush: “One the most accomplished and respected judges in America” means “He’s not my lawyer, he’s got a clue what he’s doing, and he actually deserves the job I just offered him.” “A deep commitment to justice” means “He’s against abortion.”
How to translate Reid. “Too radical” means “Will vote against abortion.” “The American people” means “the feminists and abortion supporters who make up our political base and give us large donations.”
Sunday, October 30, 2005
I’m off for a little priest-on-man action. No, not that kind of action, the Judas Priest kind: Priest, Anthrax, and Rob Zombie at Long Beach Arena. Boo yah!
See you later on this evening. Rock out with your cock out!
Okay, this pisses me off.
I’m not so much upset at Charles for his opinion, he’s the crown prince to a nation full of Muslims and as such he’s entitled to represent their opinion, no matter how much I might disagree with it. What I’m sick of hearing is this idea, stated perfectly above by Khalid Mahmood, that Americans are somehow ignorant of Islam’s virtues, the implication being that if only we Americans weren’t so isolated and ignorant of the outside world that we wouldn’t have these problems.
So, America doesn’t appreciate Islam or its culture? Fine, let’s accept that as true. Why is it always incumbent upon America (or the West) to understand and appreciate Islam? Where is the great appreciation for Western culture and values in the Islamic world? Every university in the United States and Europe will have an Eastern or Middle Eastern studies department. Where, in the Islamic world’s institutions of learning (such as they are) do we find comparable Western studies? Where are the professors explaining to their students the value of multi-ethnic, pluralistic, secular, democratic society? Why is there not a single internationally regarded institute of higher learning anywhere in the Islamic world?
There are Islamic mosques all over the place in America; how many Christian churches or Jewish synagogues are there in Saudi Arabia? How many western foreigners choose voluntarily to establish permanent residency in the Islamic world, not counting oil workers? Conversely, how many Muslims choose to move to the secular West?
Where is the Arab regard for the freedom of the press? The West provides opportunities for Muslims to make their voices heard through “civil rights” groups like CAIR. Where are the comparable groups in the Middle East who are able to speak out whenever America or Europe are defamed in the Arab media? When a prominent American religious leader like Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson speaks ill of Islam he is rightfully excoriated by the press and the American people; in the Middle East their religious leaders are funded by the various theocratic states and encouraged to preach hate against the West.
What, exactly, is there for Americans to understand about Islam? That what is ostensibly a major world religion has been hijacked by radicalized thugs, who use the abject ignorance of the Islamic world to further their totalitarian agenda? That Islam provides a vehicle by which its adherents believe that strapping bombs to their bodies and detonating them in Israeli shopping centers will somehow get them a front row ticket to Paradise? That the intentional, overt targeting of civilians by armed guerilla groups is somehow virtuous? This a region which has no respect for women, minorities, people of other faiths, or indeed anyone who doesn’t buy into the fascist objectives of the Islamist movement. They have no problem killing as many of their own coreligionists as necessary, provided it is done in furtherance of their despotic ends.
Look at the London bombings. These weren’t carried out by ignorant, back woods Muslims, born in poverty and educated in the madrassas. The evil individuals who took it upon themselves to attack decent British society were almost all born and raised in the UK. In addition, after the London bombings 2/3 of British Muslims surveyed stated that they had some degree of sympathy for the bombers and their objectives.
To put it bluntly, exactly what the fuck is it about the Middle East or Islam that I’m just not getting? If there is a lack of understanding by anyone, it sure as hell isn’t on the part of the United States. Perhaps Prince Charles’ time would be better spent hobnobbing with the turban-wearing fascists, explaining to their excellencies why the great Western culture and civilization he will one day reign over deserves protection and understanding.
If the Islamic world actually offered us anything of value we might have more of a desire to respect and understand it.
The Religion of Peace™ claims its latest victims.
I suppose it could be serial killers. Though which is more likely, an Indonesian serial killer beheading schoolgirls, or Muslim s just acting like Muslims? I mean, those Islamists will do anything to get ahead… or three.
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Have you seen the new series of commercials for Embassy Suites hotels? Basically it goes something like this. A boss and an employee run into another employee in the hall or outside an elevator. The boss says “Johnson, I’m sending Smith here to the conference instead of you.” The boss then goes on to provide a gimmicky reason, after which the commercial ends with a shot of the superior employee enjoying the amenities at Embassy Suites.
As you see these, notice something. In one commercial the boss is a black male, the superior employee is a white female, and the doofus employee is a white male. In another commercial the boss is a white female, the superior employee is a black male, and the doofus is a white male. See a pattern here?
You can’t make a black the doofus because that would be racist. You can’t make the doofus a woman because that would be sexist. But it’s perfectly acceptable to make fun of white males all you like.
This reminds me of an observation Howard Stern made once, when the Williams Sisters were playing in the finals at Wimbledon. He noted that the network covering the event had hired a former black tennis star to provide the color commentary, and wondered why they had chosen this woman over a player of superior caliber like Martina Navratalova. He then answered his own question: because the network didn’t want a white person being critical of a black player.
America is supposed to be a pluralistic, multi-racial, multi-ethnic society. What we have devolved into is a series of protected classes, with the only unprotected class being the white male. It’s open season on us.
Ironically, we’re the only people in the country who don’t whine and piss and moan to our legislators when this sort of thing happens, begging for protection for our feelings. Funny how that works.
Posted by Lee on 10/29/05 at 11:46 PM in Decline of Western Civilization • (1) Trackbacks • Permalink •
A friend just sent this over. Her mother went to a Ralph’s grocery store here in Los Angeles to buy, among other things, a couple bottles of Coke, which were on sale. They were out when she got there, so she asked for a raincheck. This is a scan of the actual raincheck, with the clerk’s name altered.
Pathetic, isn’t it? And just in case you were curious, the name in question isn’t Hispanic, so he can’t claim that English is his second language. This, my friends, is the end result of the California public education system.
I’ll say one thing for the Bush administration, they’re fucking consistent when it comes to feeding tubes.
Hell, I say let the guy go on his hunger strike. Then we should have a chef prepare delicious traditional Arabic meals, and place them right outside his cell, and have a fan blow the scents into his cage. We’ll see just how great his will to die is then. As far as having a feeding tube inserted being unethical and painful, horseshit. When my dad was in the hospital he had one. The only reason its painful is because this dickhead won’t lie still while they insert it.
See, it’s so sad that I have to read his remarks with derision, but the policies that we’ve enacted in Gitmo regarding prisoner abuse have made statements like this laughable. It used to just be a given that a prisoner held in US custody would be treated in this manner, but with people being beaten to death, can we still make that claim?
Which gets back to my previous idea. If these dickheads don’t want to eat, fine. We can turn it into another form of pressure. Let’s see how great their will to starve is when we present before them a cornucopia of delicious tastes from their homeland.
How Can We Trust Anyone?
And in the rubble of Pakistan, the seed of conservatism has taken root.
As New Orleans has shown us, if you rely on government for your safety you are a fool. The best solution is to plan on doing everything yourself, because there is no institution ever created more inept and self-serving than government.
I was initially tempted to write, “And in the rubble of Pakistan, a Republican has just been born.” Unfortunately, after five years of Bush, we can’t really say that any more, can we? Trusting the nanny state to provide for you is the hallmark of Bush’s view of government.
Protest Me, Hardy
This is priceless. I was looking through the BBC News forums, where readers can leave their comments on various news issues. I find this an invaluable resource in gauging just how completely wrong most of the UK is in their opinion of life in America. (Getting your idea of America from the BBC and Michael Moore movies will do that to you.) Since the Beeb is a left-wing news site, most of the Americans who leave comments there are barking moonbat lefties, one of whom posted the following.
Fascinating, isn’t it, that some raving Berkeley dunce would actually use Admiral Lord Nelson, victor of the Battle of Trafalgar, as an example to be emulated. If Nelson were doing his thing today people like Maria Asshat from Berkeley would be holding massive protests, with giant papier mache heads and hippie drum circles, comprised of hirsute women in sandals and ethnic skirts holding homemade “Nelson = Hitler” signs.
Friday, October 28, 2005
So Much for Fitzmas
After masturbating furiously for two years, in the end the liberals got nothing more than a tingle.
It’s true. It’s interesting that the lefties were referring to today as Fitzmas, meaning that Fitz was going to give them the political equivalent of Christmas Day. But Christmas is an illusion, presented to willing children all-too happy to buy into the myth of a mystical man who comes into their lives and gives them rewards for being good little boys and girls. This is exactly the state of the American left: overemotional, fantasy-driven, mythology-believing children who were just convinced that today their rank hatred of Bush was going to be rewarded. But instead of the latest version of Bonestorm they woke up to find a copy of Lee Carvallo’s Putting Challenge. (If you don’t get that joke see here and search the page for 3F07.)
Finally! A presidential candidate I can respect!
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