Friday, April 28, 2006 

The Good, The Bad, and the Really, Really Ugly

⇑The Good...⇑


⇑...The Bad...⇑


⇑...And The Ugly Personified.⇑


It seems that in occupied California Cruz Bustamante, Antonio Villaraigosa, and possibly some other traitorous members of the Hispano-Schutzstaffel have received threats. From a purely humanitarian perspective I deplore those threats as much as any other reasonable human being. However, given the racist rhetoric that these folks regularly spew and their brazenly stated goals. I have a hard giving a damn.

There are a number of different groups with somewhat differing agendas and varying degrees of radicalization. Unfortunately, the differences won't help rank and file Americans very much since our choices range from being overrun and become second- or third-class citizens in our own land, or being ethnically cleansed from the places where most of us were born. I for one will not go quietly.

Despite warning against runaway immigration from the present day extending back to the writings of the Founding Fathers the people we depended upon to protect us have set us up instead. I can excuse some of it because for so long it was a creeping process, but now it's the 21rst Century "1939" and we're Poland. The creeping process has become a runaway train that even the blind can see, unless that blind person is employed by the executive branch of the government. Just a few years back I was told my a Latino acquaintance in my hometown that if I ever wanted to move back, "Better learn Spanish." It wasn't a threat, he meant it as friendly advice.

All of which brings us back to the gruesome twosome of the Golden State. They are unrepentant Reconquistas and it is insane that they were even allowed to run. Just 50 or so years ago Julius and Ethyl Rosenberg were executed as traitors. Today, we elect traitors to high public office and write paeans to them in the mainstream media. I fear we've reached one of those historical tipping points. The window of opportunity to settle this problem relatively easily has long since passed. At this point, we can only reduce the size of the catastrophe ahead, yet, even that opportunity is being squandered.

Unlike some people, I don't think that the country will be split up, or the Southwest ceded in a cowardly manner to Mexico. What I do believe, know in my own heart, is that blood will be spilled and I already grieve for the future victims because it is so unnecessary. I'm also already filled with trepidation because I live in what will likely be the battleground. Far worse, all the people I love, including my children and grandchildren live here as well.

If you're one of those who laugh and roll your eyes at what I've written, and what others like me have written, I would direct you to look into what the Reconquista groups say themselves. They seem to be writing less and less about whether they should steal our land, which was bad enough, and more and more about what they're going to do with it when they take it. For so many of them, their irredentist plans are just an inevitable fact of nature. Failure is incomprehensible to them. If you don't believe us, check out their web sites yourselves, most of the time they don't even bother to hide it by using Spanish. Examples: La Voz de Aztlan, MEChA, La Raza, and others.

Hitler detailed his plans in his book Mein Kampf. Nobody outside of Germany paid much attention to it. Of those that paid attention to it, most blew it off as hyperbole. So what are we waiting for? For some Hispano-Fascist to write a book called Mi Lucha so we can ignore that too?


Thursday, April 27, 2006 

Oh, The Horror. The Horror

Folks from coast to coast most likely heard a blood-curdling scream today. A scream rife with disappointment and despair. A scream of betrayal and dashed hopes. Yes, folks, that was me. I haven't screamed from coast to coast like that since Michael Keaton was cast as Batman.

What so traumatized me? Today I heard that after some 50 years of waiting Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged is finally being made into a movie. In and of itself, that is good news. But then I read that they are looking at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to play John Galt and Dagny Taggart. It was like a dagger through my heart. They are nice enough people, I'm sure, but not Dagny and John caliber.

Atlas Shrugged is a deep, deep novel and the characters of Dagny Taggart and John Galt are deep, deep, deep, deep, people. Jolie and Pitt may be a lot of things, but they've never struck me as particularly deep. It's kind of like casting Madonna and Richard Simmons as Marie and Pierre Curie.

Supposedly, the two claim to be fans of Ayn's work, but I find it strangely convenient that they should come out of the closet at this time. Based on the level of hostility I've received for my Objectivist leanings over the years, I'm sure that if Pitt and Jolie had any true inclinations in that direction the Hollywood establishment would have eviscerated them long ago.

Monday, April 24, 2006 

Disco Stu at the Helm

Senator Kennedy in Better Days

There is a quote from Thomas Jefferson that I find quite odd, purely on the basis that a man like him found it necessary to comment on the topic at all. It goes like this: "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." This principle must explain the knee breeches and the tricorn hats. They look foolish now, but were the conservative business suits of their day I expect.

The problem is that some people are so oblivious and uninterested in fashion they are completely unaware of the "current", much less the need to "swim" with it. I think most of us are guilty of that from time to time, especially as we get older. I don't exclude myself either. Usually someone who cares about me has to sit me down and tell me that I've missed a major fashion paradigm shift.

Probably the most extreme case of this involves good old bell-bottoms. They came around when I was a small child and remained until my early adulthood. You could say that I imprinted on them. I knew back then that people used to wear straight-legged pants once upon a time, but in 1972 or so, they seemed as distant as Jeffersons knee breeches and silk stockings.

As I began my early adult life, one source of annoyance was the increasing difficulty in finding any decent pants at a clothing store. Sometimes, I was forced to buy the dreaded and evil straight legs, which I hated because it made it impossible for me to wear my boots.

One day in the mid-80s, a local clothing store found some bell-bottoms that had been stuck back someplace and forgotten. They put them on sale and shortly thereafter I happened by. Delighted, and concerned about the future availability, I bought all of them that were in my size. I put them on immediately upon arriving at home and waited for my best friend to come over as we were going out for some entertainment.

When he arrived, I strutted out proudly, quite convinced he would be seething with jealousy. I was pleased when I saw his eyes widen with surprise. "How do they look," I asked him. The reply wasn't what I expected. He said, "Old-fashioned." Stunned, I gestured toward my legs and said indignently, "These are bell-bottoms!" "My point exactly," came the sad reply. "Don, haven't you noticed that hardly anybody wears them anymore?" "Well, I have noticed there are a lot more dorks around these days," I admitted reluctantly.

The conversation went along these lined for a while until I accepted that somehow I had missed 5 years of stylistic change and no one had had the courtesy to point it out to me. I hated to ask the next question but I did. Was there anything else that I didn't get the memo on? "Yeah, those sideburns have to go," he said. I slapped my hand to my beloved and ever so cool Muttonchops and wailed, "No!" All in all it was a sad day.

Now, I told you that story purely for the purpose of illustrating this one. While driving home from class today, I was treated to hearing some excerpts from an interview Ted Kennedy gave recently. It quickly became apparant that Ted didn't get the memo about his "intellectual bell-bottoms" Ted, like his peers on the left, hasn't had a new idea since the underwater Oldsmobile. Yet, the media is currently trying to rehabilitate Ted's image for the 10,000th time. Instead of being an embarassment to them, he's the patriarch of the party.

When I listen to him and his fellow Karl Marx clones jabbering away, I hear the same rhetoric I did when I was a child. I've grown up, why can't they? Sometimes it reminds me of a witch doctor that chanted some magic words once and was fortunate enough that the desired effect coincidentally happened. But, even though the words don't "work" any more, the witch doctor is a true believer and he's sure that if he chants the words long and hard enough the "magic" will return.

Ted, my man, I'm sitting you down and telling you for your own good, don't call your political opponents "incompetent" or "inept". Remember, Vietnam was your brother's idea. You can't tax a nation into prosperity. You can't neuter the military and promise national security. Don't jabber endlessly about the "culture of corruption" in the current administration when you belong to the party that invented election fraud. You'll make the rich pay? I'm not surprised, the poor don't pay diddly squat. The last statistics I read indicate the the bottom 50% of taxpayer pay only 4% of the tax burden. That's aggravated, no doubt, by the fact that some of those "taxpayers" pay a negative tax after they've cash their Earned Income Credit check.

Now Ted, I don't expect you to take any of this advice. That's why I'm giving it to you. It makes me feel a little bit like those military advisors that cautioned Napoleon and Hitler not to attack Russia in the winter. I'll just sit back and watch Karma do its work.

Thursday, April 13, 2006 

UC Santa Cruz vs. US Military (and us)


Like any reasonable American and half the unreasonable ones, I'm more than a little annoyed at the rash of elitest moonbat-dominated universities having the gall to say that our military can't recruit on their campuses. Apparantly, this has been going on long enough that it was addressed the Solomon Act. I have read, though, that during the Clinton Administration (who else?) this law was totally ignored. In fairness to Clinton, Bush wasn't much better.

The moonbat mega-geniuses in the photo above and others like them have convinced me that a lot of money is being wasted "educating" people that seem to miss the point of education, or never should have been admitted to a college in the first place. First of all, to "Destroy the war machine" would involve building one first.

As I recall the military is still suffering from being stripped for parts in the name of the "peace dividend", which was a phantom concept that never existed. Furthermore, a frequent complaint of their Left Wing political leaders is that Bush went into the Middle East shorthanded. Of course, the "No troops = no war" half of the sign shows the mind-boggling naivety and cluelessness of these students.

Every penny spent "educating" people like this is a tragic waste. The statement practically refutes itself. Much like the San Francisco politician that recently claimed on Hannity and Colmes that the country would be better off if the military was disbanded, these granola-munching, Kum Ba Ya-singing, Kool-Aid guzzling, tree-molesting, numbnuts believe that defending yourself is the cause of war. It's kind of like when you parents stupidly told you to "just ignore" the bully.

Liberals have a long of history of wanting the military to do everything except their job. Rush Limbaugh was frequently referred to their desire to make the military an internation Meals on Wheels Program. To that I have to point out that domestically the Left looks at the military as little more than a jobs program married to a education grant program. That's why they get their panties in a bunch whenever a president uses the military in pursuit of some national interest. As Rush has said, they can never accept that fact that the military's job is "to kill people and break things."

What's my point? Simply this, we should enforce the Solomon Act with a vengeance, and it shouldn't be just a tease either. UCSC or another indoctrination center like need to be made an example. Pull the federal money and leave it pulled for at least a year. Leave them twisting in the wind long enough for the administrators of the other bastions of treason to get the point.

 

Carlos Mencia

I rarely ever watch Comedy Central. Mostly because my most cherished beliefs are the butt of most of the jokes. Nevertheless, I found myself tuned to Comedy Central recently and wound up watching the Mind of Mencia, as in Carlos Mencia, mostly because I was too lazy to find the remote and switch to Fox News as I usually do. It turned out to be a fortunate case of slothfulness.

He seems to be one of those comedians who specialize in offensiveness, though he never stoops to the level of a Howard Stern. To his credit he seems to an equal opportunity offender. Last night I was delighted to hear his take on the recent illegal immigrant temper tantrums held in several American cities, including mine. He pointed out, quite logically, that if one wants to prove the the nation at large that you too are loyal and faithful Americans it might be a good idea not to have a half million strong march under the flag of a foreign nation. Thank God! I've made a point of listening to some samples of his material since then and found him to be very reasonable, if a bit profane, on most subjects.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 

Compare and Contrast

Listening to the radio news in my car today I heard the usual suspects on the left blathering on about the importance of trivial issues while blasting those of us who insist on dealing with more important things. National survival for instance. It was then I had an epiphany about another either-or / two-state difference between us. They mostly care about whether some people get their feelings hurt or not. We, on the other hand, are more concerned about whether they get killed or not.

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You can't run as a phony patriot and then claim your victory is a mandate for surrender.

--Ann Coulter--


If you kill them, they’re martyrs. If you lock them up, they’re martyrs. So kill them.

--Allahpundit--


The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow.

--Ayn Rand--


There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.

--Thomas Jefferson--


For everyone but America the free world is mostly a free ride.

--Mark Steyn--


The fact is that political stupidity is a special kind of stupidity, not well correlated with intelligence, or with other varieties of stupidity. At the higher levels of the intelligentsia, the correlation may actually be inverse: the more brilliant you are, the stupider your politics. Albert Einstein seems to have thought well of Stalin; Hitlerism got its start in the universities.

--John Derbyshire--


One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.

--Robert A. Heinlein--


An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile--hoping it will eat him last.

--Winston Churchill--


One day, our grandchildren may ask us what we did when Islamic fascism threatened the free world. Some of us will say we were preoccupied with fighting that threat wherever possible; others will be able to say they fought carbon dioxide emissions. One of us will look bad.

--Dennis Prager--


Nothing could be more jolting and discordant with the vision of today's intellectuals than the fact that it was businessmen, devout religious leaders and Western imperialists who together destroyed slavery around the world. And if it doesn't fit their vision, it is the same to them as if it never happened.

--Thomas Sowell--


It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.

--Calvin Coolidge--


It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.

--Samuel Adams--


The flames kindled on the 4th of July 1776, have spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of despotism; on the contrary, they will consume these engines and all who work them.

--Thomas Jefferson--


All government is an ugly necessity.

--G. K. Chesterton--


America learned the hard way: it's the world of September 10th that's really crazy.

--Mark Steyn


Public schools are forbidden from mentioning religion not because of the Constitution, but because public schools are the Left's madrassas.

--Ann Coulter--


We expect nothing from the MSM. It never disappoints us.

--Joe Guzzardi--


The world will not greet you with open arms, but with a clenched fist.

--Barry Goldwater--


Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.

--Benjamin Rush--


Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like a fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.

--George Washington--


It should be the highest ambition of every American...to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.

--George Washington--


"We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

--C. S. Lewis--


Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggy" until you can find a rock.

--Unknown--


"They must cast off the European skin, never to resume it. They must look forward to their posterity rather than backward to their ancestors."

--John Quincy Adams--


I am for doing good to the poor, but...I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.

-€”Benjamin Franklin--


There is nothing a nonconformist hates more than another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the existing standards of nonconformity.

--Unknown--


Male White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (W.A.S.P.) oppression must end.

--ER--


[I]n Her Majesty's northern Dominion the public health system is such an article of faith that no private hospitals are permitted: Canada’s private health care system is called 'America'.

--Mark Steyn--


When I sell out, this is where the blogads will go. Please remember, it's not for me. It's for the children.

--ER--


Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

--Theodore Roosevelt--


It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

--Unknown--


Tolerance is the virtue of a man without convictions.

-- G. K. Chesterton--


"A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel."

--Robert Frost--


A formula that makes religion and politics easy to understand: (Islam - Allah = Communism)

--Unknown--


It seems amazing that no Continental politician is willing to get to grips with the real crisis facing Europe in the 21st century: the lack of Europeans.

--Mark Steyn--

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