Thursday, November 30, 2006 

Ex-wife Bitch

I just received yet another e-mail from my ex-wife. Our communications consist almost exclusively of demands for money despite the fact that she make 3 times as much money as I do and the child support is deducted automatically from my check. But that isn't what bugs me the most. What really annoys me is the annoying habit of ending her e-mails with a bible quote to "motivate me". I've decided to retaliate by ended my communications with: "The whole Bible. There! Top that!" If that doesn't work, I'm going to start quoting the Necronomicon, that'll get her going.

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Thursday, November 23, 2006 

Michael Richards

I feel obligated to weigh in on this ridiculous Michael Richards tirade issue. First, I'm not a fan. I'm one of the three people in the country who thought the Seinfeld show sucked from first day to last. This was stressful for me because everybody in the country was a Seinfeld fanatic. Some of the characters were funny, but the show never was. Kramer was my least favorite, probably because from my side of the bell curve half of the people in the world are Kramer.

So my take on this? Simply this: Why the hell does he have to grovel? What he said was obnoxious, but not any more than the average Spike Lee interview. Furthermore, when I go to a show I really get annoyed at people who heckle the performer. The only function they really serve is as sacrificial animals to be humiliated by quick-witted performers. In other words, any heckler is fair game and deserves what they get.

Finally, what Richards should be saying about the whole issue is, "Free speech, it' not just for brown people anymore." I get sick of hearing the words "piss", "pee", "ass" on TV during the increasingly ludicrously named "Family Hour". But if someone says "nigger" it gets bleeped. Even if it is being quoted to show that the speaker was a low-life jerk. On cable, mouths that spew raw sewage and call it humor assume a subdued manner and refer to it as the "n-word", then act guilty about saying even that.

No. I'm not advocating going back to the days when that was the only word anyone used to refer to black people. I'm saying free speech is free speech--and that in this world we have much bigger fish to fry.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006 

Malik "The Moonbat" Shabazz

Malik Zulu Shabazz--Genius

Just caught this guy on Hannity & Colmes. He is scary crazy. This guy is the living refutation on the argument that racism is a "white thang".

The topic had to do with black parents that put their children in "Ultimate Fighting" or "Deathmatch" sorts of situations and had them pummel each other for the amusement of their parents and their parent's friends. Malik started off well and denounced the activity. Malik then ran (not wandered) off of the reservation of sanity. He blamed the parent's behavior on white oppression and degradation then segued ever so smoothly into explaining how this was just more proof that reparations are owed for slavery.

His position was so blatantly idiotic that even Alan Colmes took him to task over it, which seemed to upset Malik greatly. As an analogy he offered the explanation that the Sunnis and Shiites in the Middle East were getting along great until we came along and stirred up trouble. If the beverage you're drinking just shot out of your nose in twin jets, then you got the irony of that bit execrable revisionism. Malik seems to have missed the fact that Sunnis and Shiites have been at each other's throats for about 99.9% of Islam's existence. I guess he forgot the old saying about not believing your own propaganda.

 

Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco Values

"San Francisco is 49 square miles completely surrounded by reality."
Paul Kantner of the rock band Jefferson Airplane

I had an opportunity to live in the San Francisco Bay area for about a year. I say opportunity because I really looked forward to it. I had lived most of my life in small towns filled with narrow-minded people who didn't know what to make of me. So, while I wasn't all that enthused about most of the Bay Area lifestyle, I was sure that if they could handle guys tonguing each other in the streets then accepting me would be a breeze.

Unfortunately, this wasn't the case. The exact same things that offended my home folks as wacky left-wing radicalism offended the Bay Area folks heartless right-wing reactionism. Far from being tolerant, the Bay Area has a sacrosanct mindset, a SF Orthodoxy if you will. Defy it, or even question it, at your peril. Any deviation causes the typical native to begin frothing at the mouth.

Don't get the idea that you can avoid this problem by just not talking about politics. The social injunction against discussing religion and politics is practically unknown there. San Franciscans talk about politics and religion the way most people talk about the weather. "How about that idiot Bush and those mother"effing" Republicans?" is considered an icebreaker.

After a year of this I proclaimed them to be among the most intolerant people I had ever met. Naturally, they deny this and point to every conceivable class of human being and how they are celebrated and embraced in the city. This caused me a great deal of cognitive dissonance because it sounded true on the surface, yet deep down inside I knew there was a glaring flaw in their reasoning.

Eventually, I figured it out. The problem was that I was letting them define the terms of the discussion. I needed to go up a level of conceptual abstraction to get it. When you do that it becomes readily apparent that the typical San Franciscan tolerates one thing and one thing only: the intolerable.

 

History Channel


I'm a big fan of the History Channel but they've been running an add lately that makes me grind my teeth into powder. The commercial features a little boy giving a Thanksgiving Day presentation. He states that the Mayflower ran into bad weather then moves seamlessly into "we" stole the Indians food and robbed their graves. At this point the ever cheerful announcer gives the title as something like, "Thanksgiving: The Untold Story"

I hate to be a stick in the mud, but how can this be the "untold" story? It's been pretty much the only story I've heard since the late sixties. I remember when I was a very little boy playing Cowboys and Indians. Everyone argued about who got to be the Cowboys and complained that they had to be the Indians last time. Whether it was right or wrong, Indians were understood to be the bad guys. By the time I was leaving elementary school this had completely flipped.

I'm a firm believer in giving Indian folks the respect that they deserve. However, this obsequious groveling reverence that has grown up around them is insane. They are people like any other. Even a cursory glance at history show that they had the same faults and foibles as anyone else. The worn-out Flower Children from the sixties and their predecessors plant an inaccurate idea about them in the American psyche. That being that before Europeans came life was just an endless camping trip, sort of a Woodstock that never ended.

I for one refuse to accept any more unearned guilt. I will also being throwing the previously accepted unearned guilt back into your unthinking Leftist faces.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 

Bang! Bang! Mahmoud's Silver Hammer


I find it odd that all of the pseudo-enlightened people, including those who just were swept into power, keep reacting with a collective yawn about Iran's rush toward nuclear weapons. Obviously, the threat and promise to destroy Israel in a campaign of nuclear genocide leaves all true-believing Leftists unmoved. This all begs the question, have they given any consideration to what is #2 on Mahmoud's "To Do" list?

Friday, November 10, 2006 

The Dems Are Back In Town


You must sacrifice all for the volk!

It occurred me today that I haven't done a spoof piece or a song parody in a long time. Which is strange because those have been the most popular things I've done. So, with that in mind I submit the following salute to the new Democratic majority in Congress. It's to the tune of Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back In Town".

The Dems Are Back In Town

Guess who got elected today?
Those glassy-eyed libs who'd been put away
Haven't learned that much I'm afraid to say
Man, they still want to subsidize the lazy!

Waxman's tossing subpoenas around
Alito-confirming senators are thrown to the ground
PC goons will drag them downtown
Where the charges are kind of hazy!

You know that chick Pelosi cracked her whip
Our Prez dropped to his knees and kissed her frilly slip
Man, that sent her off on an ego-trip
I mean she was beamin'

Remember the last time they got their way?
The military was stripped for parts day-by-day
Bill was busy with his latest lay
I mean those chicks were screamin'

Ah! The Dems are back in town

Every night terrorists are dressed to kill
Wrapped in C-4 and spouting Jihadist swill
Lib rhetoric will flow as innocent blood spills
When the Dems want to run, you gotta let 'em!

There's a Muslim on the corner screeching hate
An activist judge lets the felons skate
On the floor Kennedy preens and prates
The innocent are punished again

Ah! The Dems are back in town!

 

Right Back At Ya Sandmonkey

Right Back Atcha Sandmonkey!

Meet Mohammed Mushtaq. Mohammed and two friends stabbed and burned a 15-year old Scottish boy to death. The boy's crime? Being a Caucasian. The bastard!

There's a name for people who think terrorism is a legal issue. Actually there are several: idiot, moron, cretin, freakin' retard, numbnut, goober, Liberal (Oops! That's redundant, I already said cretin), suicidal self-hater, and many others.

If Western governments don't grow some hair on their respective scrotums soon, the people who are forced to walk the streets with these animalistic killing machines will have to take matters in their own hands. What do you want to bet that would get the state motivated to bring its might to bear--on the innocent of course.

 

The American Smut Embargo

I recently read an article about pornography on the Internet. I, like many people I imagine, found it very interesting that 4 of the 5 nations that download the most pornography are Muslim nations. Not surprising, just interesting. As I recall that Wahabbischizoid country we're so friendly with showed up.

So I propose that we take our revenge on the OPEC world for the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo (which made getting my driver's license a lot joyous than it should have been)by instituting the great American Porn Embargo. After a month of looking at camels dressed in shabby North Korean made lingerie they'll be begging for mercy.

 

Is Anyone Surprised?

Looks like at least two of our predictions are already coming true for the post-election debacle. First, terrorists around the world are so giddy they can't wipe the smiles off of their faces. Many are taking credit for it in fact. Second, the threats are already escalating. Now, they've promised to blow up the White House itself and I fear that with the new politically reality in the US this is more likely than not.

Thursday, November 09, 2006 

Republicans and Democrats Should Unite Against Common Enemy: Swing Voters


Constructionist Justices Go Back To Ideological Purgatory

***
Nancy Pelosi Introduces Real Americans To The Swing Voter


I've spent the better part of the last 2 days listening to gloating Democrats promise to take American in "A New Direction". Due to Joe and Joan Sixpack's impaired long term memory this direction will be the same as always; the same direction they always take the country. The path is roughly spiral, as in swirling down a freshly flushed toilet.

Ordinarily, I don't let elections make me either overly angry or overly elated. But these aren't ordinary times. Wishy-washy memory impaired Swing Voters just voted many of their fellow citizens to death, hopefully not too many. Being Swing Voters, when it happens they will be completely gobsmacked and demand to know who dropped the ball. The answer of course: You did numbnut.

I try very hard not to be vindictive, but I do hope the fallout from the mushroom cloud lands in your hometown and not mine. This doesn't cause me any stress. It's merely a consequence of having a rational self-interest--and love for my children and grandchildren. I'm sure the head-choppers in the Middle East and elsewhere will appreciate your altruism.

I didn't realize how bummed out I was until my Commie wife (love you, honey) started trying to cheer me up. She told me, "Well, maybe the Democrats will screw things up so badly they'll get voted out in the next election." I appreciate her loving and encouraging words, but she misses the point. This isn't about my team winning. This isn't like pro football, baseball, basketball, or any other inexcusable waste of time. I'm bummed out because I'm already grieving over those who will die. I will take no pleasure in any possible Democrat Party drubbing, no matter how humiliating it might be for them.

Why? Because Swing Voters make any gains by any side purely illusory.

I have maintained for years that despite my disagreements with them, I respect dedicated Leftists far more than Swing Voters. Why? Because at least they know what they believe however misguided it might be. Because they are willing to come out for a position or policy even if it is insane. If you not sure you know any Swing Voters don't worry, they're easy to spot. They can most commonly be identified by their most beloved philosophical statement: "I don't vote for the party, I vote for the man." (Sorry Dad, but it's true.)

So, what's going on here? It was explained to me best in a conversation long ago. The gist of it was: Swing Voters vote for Republicans to let the country build up some wealth, then they vote for Democrats to steal it for them.

Socrates once famously observed that, "The unexamined life isn't worth living." If this is so, Swing Voters live some of the most worthless lives on the planet. But I shouldn't pick on them too much, non-Swing Voters are frequently not much behind.

Seemingly for ages there has been a debate: Are Americans stupid? They answer of course is no, sort of. The question is actually of the glass half full, half empty, twice as large as it needs to be variety. Americans are dazzling intelligent and capable and have great respect for intelligence, of the right variety. That variety being workaday intelligence that has an immediate practical application. On the flip side Americans have an almost universal contempt for abstract thought and knowledge despite the fact that, in the long run, this variety affects their lives more than the other.

Most of my beloved fellow citizens are slaves to long dead German philosophers whose names they don't know and don't care to find out. Most don't know that there are different schools of philosophy while they practice Pragmatism and Realpolitik every day, which they justify by unthinking reflexive Relativism, which they would treat of laws of nature--if they believed in laws of nature.

Did the Swing Voters vote out of spite? Were they sick of partisanship or just tired of trying to figure out what to spend their tax-cut money on? Maybe they think it's time to raid the treasury for government goodies. It doesn't really matter now does it?

The only relevant point here is that Swing Voters have given us a Congress of reflexively pacifistic knee-jerk appeasers who believe all problems is can be solved by playing nice. These are the same folks who stupidly advise their bullied children to "just ignore" the bullies when all a bully understands is a folding chair across the teeth. These are the people who fervently believe that Perfect Evil was manifested and wiped-out with the birth and death of Adolf Hitler. All the while ignoring the fact that hordes of potential Hitlers swagger through high school halls in letterman jackets lacking only a place and time to happen. These are the people who have never traveled and don't believe that people from other countries can be as bad as "alarmists" say. One can scarcely imagine what goes through their minds as modern day mass graves are found to contain hundreds of thousands of tortured bodies. What does go through the mind of a Swing Voter when he or she elects a Congress that gleefully supports keeping both our borders and both our coasts wide open? All of this in a world with ultra-high speed travel and a 1.5 billion people who fervently believe all their multitudinous problems are caused by us--and that their god wants us dead for it.

Hopefully, you Swing Voting guys and gals can get it through your thick heads. While you were keeping an eye peeled for the return of fascism in Europe or America, it has resurfaced with a vengeance in the Third World. The fact that the "Nazis" now wear turbans and ungroomed beards in stead of swastika armbands caught you totally by surprise, or rather will catch you by surprise when you finally "get it". Your vigilance against World War III has guaranteed it will happen. The beginning is all around us and still you vote for expediencies of the moment. Until such time as you see the light (unlikely), or my side gets up the guts to defeat you in the arena of ideas (almost as unlikely), this outcome is inevitable. The only question that remains is how you're going to blame it on us and spin it into yet another election victory.

Friday, November 03, 2006 

My Three Prodigal Sons

In the beginning...

This post is a eulogy of sorts. The particular persons eulogized are not dead, but in many ways they are dead to me. These three individuals are the guys who make up the rock band Rush. I discovered them in 1976 when I was 16-years old and at a critical point in my life. Their music, more especially the brilliant lyrics and most especially the content of the lyrics, held enough sanity to tide me over until I could find my philosophical and spiritual "legs".

Regrettably, one's heroes almost inevitably let you down. So it is in this case.

For about 10 years the boys cranked out album after album of first-rate stuff. I didn't know the phrase at the time, but I've since learned that they were considered Progressive Rock. If you're as ignorant now as I was then, Progressive Rock is characterized generally by long compositions, complex music, more intellectual themes (Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology are common), and series of related songs that tell a particular story or make a particular point or entire albums dedicated to a theme.

I found this to be a welcome break from the typical rock song topics of drinkin', smokin', tokin', and screwin'. It was different and Rush did it better than anybody.

Suddenly, in the early- to mid-eighties came a couple of albums that I dubbed "The Bad Attitude" albums: Grace Under Pressure and Power Windows. I wrote them off with the thought that "they can't all be winners". Little did I know then that they time would come when I would consider those albums as "not too bad". Despite this I continued buying their albums.

In 2004 the boys went on their 30th anniversary tour, which I caught in Dallas, making it the 4th time I had seen them in concert. Why would I go? Why would I keep buying albums that I would listen to once or twice then throw in the back seat for the next three years? Blind faith. I was convinced that nobody who could put out albums like 2112, Fly By Night, Caress of Steel, Moving Pictures, Signals, etc, could possibly stay in a slump forever.

Well, faith is often a dangerous thing to have, as it was in this case. The slump was not a slump. It was, in fact, the new reality. Long gone are the upbeat and encouraging songs of the past, songs about the sanctity of individual rights, the evils of collectivism and coercive egalitarianism, self-discipline, the battle between emotion and reason (with a favorable outcome no less), etc. These were replaced by the tiredest of rock music cliches done moderately well. Exalting topics gave way to hackneyed themes which essentially were: nuclear weapons are bad, big business is bad, patriotism is bad, nationalism is bad, multiculturalism is good, globalism is good, a nation's flag is just a rag, internationalism is good, etc, ad nauseum. Best of all, after producing one of the most brilliant works ever to laud reason, now the boys are playing up mysticism. It's a good thing I'm not the suicidal type.

The take home lesson here: they've sucked for twice as long as they were awesome.

I decided to give their newer stuff one more try. I dug the latter CDs out from under my car seat, out of my closet, and I even found a couple in my garage at the bottom of a milk crate filled with leaking oil bottles. I thought, perhaps, that they might be an acquired taste, so I have played them for weeks continuously as I've driven about in my car. Tragically, my plan backfired. The more I played them, the more they annoyed and angered me.



The famous Starman
(described by Neil Peart
as the abstract man
against the collective)

Stewing about this at work, I had a couple of thoughts about the subject that rhymed in head. Since my job consists mostly of two things, waiting for something terrible to happen and praying that it doesn't, I set to jotting my thoughts down. In about 45 minutes I had whipped out the poem/song below, which I think is fairly good for 45 minutes work. If you ever come across somebody using it, let me know so I can sue them.

Ahem,

Requiem for Rush

I always wanted to be
A player in a band
But I play no instruments
And can't sing worth a damn

But things aren't as tragic
As they might seem to be
Neil's and the boy's magic
Performed it all for me

I journeyed with Geddy
To the Fountain of Lamneth
The mountain views were heady
And snatched away my breath

Alex and his guitars
Sent me into space
Pounding metal pulsars
Praised the human race

Neil's percussion is ever
Making the music ignite
Lyrics always so clever
His content's erudite

After eleven good years
We said, "What the hell?"
'Twas the album always feared
Would shatter the sacred spell

It's been over twenty years
I'll have to face the facts
They jumped the shark in '85
And they're never coming back

 

All You Need To Know

Much like 9/11 taught the world all it needed to know about Islam (that being what the Israelis knew already), this article should teach you everything you need to know about the Democratic party (that being what every person who didn't fry their brains in the 1960s knew already).

Excerpt:

"The Muslims of America need to get organized and make sure they get out to vote for Democrats for both the House and the Senate. Every Muslim in the Middle East who has a relative in the U.S. should get the message across to their relatives."

Skip Conover, host on Muslim-American Bridges TV, Arab News, October 19

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 

Something Else To Make You Feel Old

Another "God I feel old" moment. I recently went to my first concert in ages. Every thing seemed perfectly normal until time for the traditional "lighter salute". Instead of a sea of butane lighters like God intended, the crowd held up thousands of cellphones with their displays lit up. I don't know how long this has been going on but it just seemed wrong somehow.

 

WTF?

“The Republican outreach effort to African-Americans was always more about moderating the party’s image with white women than winning black votes.” —Eleanor Clift

Can anybody out there follow this line of reasoning? I don't find this statement particularly cogent, or even vaguely comprehensible, even for Eleanor Clift.

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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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