Saturday, January 03, 2009

And why the hell are we having money looted from us in taxes

to pay for NPR and bullcrap like this?
Ridley’s top "non-troversy" was Reverend Wright’s sermon clips about America deserving 9/11 and the U.S. government inventing AIDS. Ridley claimed he was only saying what the Robertsons and Falwells did:
And so on. Excuse anything from anyone crapping on this country at the same time they have their damn hands in our pockets. Miserable bastards.

Of course, we've also got movie weenies who still like to pretend Che was anything except the communist torturer and murderer he was. And media jackasses like CNN helping along.

Oh, and isn't it wonderful how those personal disarmament laws are working in Chicago?
Chicago closed out the year with 509 homicides, an increase of about 15 percent over 2007, but still among the lowest numbers in decades, according to preliminary data released by the department Thursday.
Which means close to twice as many people were murdered in Chicago(one friggin' city!) than the number of US troops killed in Iraq last year. Amazing, ain't it?

And last, isn't it wonderful how the islamist hate of Jews seems to bring people together in wanting to murder their own children by sending them out to die?

So a 'social activist' wants to do good, finds out

some of the people around him want to destroy things and hurt people, and acts to stop them. Which you'd think would generally be considered a good thing, right?
"Everyone that knew Brandon has gone through a whole range of emotions. Clearly, he's betrayed the trust of the community, and all the communities he's worked with," said Lisa Fithian, a social-justice activist who worked with Darby in Austin.

So according to a rather large subset of 'social-justice activists', if you help the cops prevent someone from firebombing people, you're 'betraying the trust'.

Allow me to say that Ms. FilthyFithian is just one more miserable little socialist who thinks her cause is so holy that they shouldn't be hampered in their means, including possible murder:
"What if there's a cop sleeping in the car?" Darby asked McKay, according to an affidavit by Christopher Langert, a special agent in the FBI's Minneapolis office. "He'll wake up," McKay allegedly replied.

McKay also told Darby, "It's worth it if an officer gets burned or maimed," the affidavit said
Just wonderful, the people who've helped push Obama into the White House, aren't they?

Here's something very important:
Darby said he saw firsthand what happens when government fails to protect its citizens. "When I showed up in New Orleans, I was very angry at my government," he said.

But he said that while working there, he concluded that some activists seemed more intent on promoting radical agendas than helping people.
(no duh, as it used to be said)

As for why he got involved with the FBI, Darby said it was because he discovered that people he knew were planning violence.

"Somebody had asked me to do something that would've resulted in hurting people, and I said no," he said. "So they started asking other people. At that point, that's when I went forward and contacted somebody in law enforcement."

I'll tell you something: I am very damn mad at my government, and some law enforcement is fully included in that. Which does not change the fact that if I heard someone planning to bomb an office or a police car, something of that sort, I'd be dropping a dime. It'd be the right thing to do. But doing that apparently makes you a traitor to the 'social justice' dirtbags*.

Which is just one more reason to dislike them.

*Yeah, some of them actually want to help people instead of blowing things up; unfortunately, I have yet to hear someone define 'social justice' without it including using the power of government to loot people and other nanny-state bullshit.

The Huffington Post sucks,

and not in a good way:
At the link, HuffPo describes Ayers as "Author and Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago." There is, of course, no mention of his violent Weather Underground history.
Oh, of COURSE not, can't bring that up, now can we?

Yes, WE can, you miserable suckups.

Repeat after me: this is not about crime control, this is about people

Ammunition coding technology works by laser etching the back of each bullet with an alpha-numeric serial number. Then when a potential criminal purchases a box of 9mm cartridges, the box of ammunition and the bullets’ coding numbers would be connected to the purchaser in a statewide database.

Translation: "We will register every box of ammo bought by everyone, which means if you buy ammo we'll assume you own a gun of that caliber(no ammo as gifts, that's naughty) which means, except for serial numbers(that'll come later) we'll have a list of what you own."

Again: make it as expensive(think of what that'll do to the cost of ammo and bullets) and difficult and scary as possible for people to own arms, so as to scare as many as possible into giving up their arms or scare them from getting them in the first place.

And, sure as hell, the next step is "And if the serial number on a bullet cannot be read, we'll go around to everyone in the area who has bought that type of ammo and start checking their guns; who cares about that nasty 4th Amendment stuff, when this is for public safety and(you know it'll come) For The Children?"

Think of the news story a while back from the People's Republic of Maryland about their State Police(a really apt name in some cases) showing up in full ninja gear at people's homes because "You bought ammo for a type gun that we don't have you registered as owning." Think of that same crap in your neighborhood.

Just like most early anti-gun-ownership laws in this country were race or other bigotry-based, this is also a means of controlling people. Nothing more.

Friday, January 02, 2009

I touched on the Holocaust and some of the effects

earlier. If you've never seen it, or if you know someone who's fuzzy on the reality, buy/borrow/rent the disc from Band of Brothers with the episode Why We Fight(part 9, on disc 5 I believe). That covers when that unit found a small camp, and what they found. The whole set is worth watching, and I plan to buy it when I can; that one kind of haunts me.

Some years back I read something, no idea where, of an old couple who'd been rescued from one of the camps. I can't remember which one or the exact circumstances, but this one soldier remembered them seeing his name and finding out he was Jewish. They wondered at how big and strong he was, and the man said "And such a fine rifle!" Not only had they been saved, but there were Jews in the forces kicking the Nazis ass.

It may have been Joe Huffman, but somebody some time back referred to Jews as 'the canaries in the coal mine'; when they start falling over/being abused/being killed, it's time to either get out(depending where you are) or arm up because things are about to go/are going to hell. The fact that so many universities, so many 'human rights' assholes are willing to let islamists and other assorted Jew-haters get away with their crap is a very worrisome thing. And convinces me that Jews who think guns are evil and violence is always bad are either badly misled, or fools. The people they think they can make deals with adore Hitler, they think he just didn't do a good enough job of killing Jews and love the idea of building their own camps in which to play with Jews; how the hell can you think you can come to a peaceful agreement with beings like that?

Oh, yes, Burris would make an Excellent

While state attorney general in 1992, Burris aggressively sought the death penalty for Rolando Cruz, who twice was convicted of raping and murdering a 10-year-old girl in the Chicago suburb of Naperville. The crime took place in 1983.
But by 1992, another man had confessed to the crime, and Burris’ own deputy attorney general was pleading with Burris to drop the case, then on appeal before the Illinois Supreme Court.

Burris refused. He was running for governor

Such wonderful people come out of the Chicago machine, don't they?

I guess this is an example of why Joel Stein likes other countries

at least as much as America?

Why the Israelis will have to destroy Hamas

for any hope of peace and survival:
There are things I didn't know about Rayyan, such as that he had four wives - a fact that tells you something about the culture of Hamas - but I knew that he was sincere in his devotion to the cause of Israel's annhilation. The question I wrestle with constantly is whether Hamas is truly, theologically implacable. That is to say, whether the organization can remain true to its understanding of Islamic law and God's word and yet enter into a long-term non-aggression treaty with Israel. I tend to think not, though I've noticed over the years a certain plasticity of belief among some Hamas ideologues. Also, this is the Middle East, so anything is possible.

There was no flexibility with Rayyan. This is what he said when I asked him if he could envision a 50-year hudna (or cease-fire) with Israel: "The only reason to have a hudna is to prepare yourself for the final battle. We don't need 50 years to prepare ourselves for the final battle with Israel." There is no chance, he said, that true Islam would ever allow a Jewish state to survive in the Muslim Middle East. "Israel is an impossibility. It is an offense against God."

Pretty straightforward. They truly believe that the Jews- preferably all of them, but at least all in Israel- must be killed. Their whole belief system is based on that hate.

It also points out the uselessness of a 'truce' with these murderers; they consider a truce to be nothing but a way to gain time to better prepare to kill you.

And they like to set up ammo dumps in mosques, and use hospitals to hide in, and set up missile launchers in neighborhoods full of kids, and put people on the roof a a building they know is about to be bombed because a bunch of dead palistinians, especially kids, is almost better than dead Jews; the dead pali kids well get lots of air time and condemnation of Israel.

Wonderful people, whose word can be trusted, wouldn't you say?

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Cassy Fiano ran across a wonderful example of

liberal thought; he doesn't love this country, he's 'in like' with it.

I don't have the time or patience right now to hit this as it deserves, I'll just point to one bit:
When I look at the countries like people, I love Sweden the best.
Sweden. Where the islamics with the attitude of "You are my servant, unbelieving dog, and you better act like it" have taken over cities. Where the idea of freedom of speech has been trashed in the name of "You say something that upsets the nasty immigrants and we'll put you in jail." That Sweden. I guess the 'more relaxed attitude toward sex' makes up for that. Except that that's going down the drain as the islamists take over.

Oh, and I have to put this in also:
This doesn’t mean I’m not fascinated by American history, impressed by our Constitution or don’t appreciate our optimism and entrepreneurial spirit. In fact, I love everything Hannity listed on his TV special other than Madonna. But there are plenty of things I don’t like about America: our foreign policy, our religious fundamentalism, our provincialism, our intellectual laziness, our acceptance of sweat suits in public.
Sounds like the laundry list of every 'progressive' jackass out there who thinks heaven is a socialist nanny state like most of Europe. Got news for you, bunky: you think 'religious fundamentalism' is bad here? Check out what's going on in every city where the islamists have a big say in things(usually by threats to kill anyone who argues, burning cars, and preparing to take over and kill all the Jews and anyone else who's not a proper believer in their prophet, bees pee upon him); that's fundamentalism for you.

One more friggin' moron who thinks everywhere else is better. Apparently, just because it's not here.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to visit the toilet and properly express my opinion of this clown.

The Holocaust, some of the aftermath

Some of it is still going on, right now I'm specifically thinking of when the death camps were liberated. In the comments to the previous post BobG said
I had an uncle who was in the army at the liberation of Buchenwald; he had difficulty keeping his men (he was a master sergeant) from shooting the guards out of hand when they saw what was going on. Most people that yammer about the holocaust have no idea what they are talking about.

If you haven't seen it, borrow/buy/rent the 'Band of Brothers' disc* with the episode 'Why We Fight' and watch it. It gives a pretty good idea what the troops found when they discovered some of these places.

*If you haven't, get and watch the whole series, an excellent piece of work.

I've mentioned my great-uncles didn't tell any

"What I did in the war" stories; a lot of people haven't. LindaSOG was commenting on the Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach, and taking her grandmother there:
My Grandmother lived nearby but never went, and I took her one year. We walked along the Memorial Wall where there are names of people lost to the camps etched into the granite. When we got the end there was blank panels and she looked at me with that look that said, what is this, so I told her, you can put family names here Grandma and she said, Oh, I should put the twins, and then she turns and walks away, leaving me standing there, frozen, unable to move, with that word just banging around in my head. Twins. Twins. What twins?

Now I know she was speaking of her brother’s children, they died in the camps with him and his wife. But it took months to pry that out of her, and she died without telling me his name, or theirs. In fact, she died without telling me her name, upon her death we discovered it was something other than what we though it was.

Such sadness.

Every time some moronic BPM starts screaming about the Israeli 'holocaust' of terrorists and supporters("You put up a fence, you disgusting Jew!", etc.) I remember stories like this. Which cause me to once again tell the Israelis "DON'T STOP. Not until the job is done. Or there will be many, many more stories like this."

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

One last thing: a marvelous demonstration of

PC idiocy in people who despise 'breeders'; i.e., people who actually reproduce instead of dying off alone.
Parentitis is the well known if scarcely documented condition that transforms polite, environmentally-aware, socially co-operative adults into pushy bigots who, when they're not making innumerable short journeys in their 4x4s, are to be found at home amassing toxic nappy mountains, cooing noisily over waste matter and £500 pushchairs. So common as to be almost universal in so-called advanced civilisations, the condition is marked by a wholesale reconstruction of sensibility: what was once seen in terms of possibility is now marked as a threat.
So if you have kids you can't be polite, 'environmentally-aware' or play well with others. According to this moron. While I'd agree that anyone who spent that much for a stroller is an idiot, for the rest of it? Apparently seeing things in a different light, now that you've got offspring, is a Bad Thing.

The condition seems to derive from the contemplation of the beloved infant: the eyes widen, seemingly forced apart by the outward flow of that unconditional love which, as all parents' recognise, lies at the very core of being. A wonderful thing, therefore, but for that it may come at the expense of love for everything else, drawing a blanket of equally narrowed-eyed suspicion across the larger slice of reality and dividing the world sharply between the few things known to contribute to baby's well-being and anything else does not.
Ah yes, the fact that someone realizes there are things other than themselves, other lives to consider, is another Bad Thing. And this clown is now wanting to be a father. Here's one of the better things he comes up with:
People often say that parents lose their ability to judge. But this is not true. Rather, their judgement quickens: an enhanced survival instinct takes over, obliterating all other levels of consideration and temporarily closing off the more advanced operations of consciousness.
You see, actually considering protection of your kid from nasties keeps you from considering more 'advanced' things. Like getting rid of people, which he goes on a riff about. Including this:
Altruism, of course, is said to be a uniquely human quality (there are those who deny it even to be this, of course), and there is something magnificent about the thought of an entire species simply switching itself off, without violence or force of anything other than will, to make way for something more lasting. It is unthinkable within the system of nature, unless as the conscious, involuntary corollary to a process that may be occurring anyway. But the absurdity lies not in the aim, which is in many ways laudable, but in the idea that the compassionate motivation in which it originates could possibly see the project through.
A: it's not 'magnificent' to destroy yourself as a species; it's called 'losing'. It's called 'fail' in a major way. And
B: just what the hell does he consider he'd be making way for that's 'more lasting'? Spiderwebs? Birds nests?

Hell with it, he's ruining my mood. I think I've got another of those beers...

As my end-of-the-year "Bleep Off!" and hysterical laughter,

I bring you, for the first part, dhimmitude by a politician in Australia:
Conservative MP Fred Nile says he wants topless bathing banned in NSW to protect Sydney's Muslim and Asian communities.

The Reverend Nile has rejected allegations that prudishness is behind a bill he has prepared to ban nudity, including topless sunbathing, on the state's most popular beaches.

Australia's reputation as a conservative but culturally inclusive sociery was at risk of erosion by more liberal overseas visitors, he said.

"Our beaches should be a place where no one is offended, whether it's their religious or cultural views," he said
Awww, the poor little muzzies just have no self-control, it seems:
The practice was at risk of raising the ire of Muslim men in particular, Mr Nile said.

"I don't want to have any provocations or disturbances on our public beaches," he said
To both Mr. Nile and the poor little ever-offended muzzies: Fuck you. And the clapped-out camel you rode in on. Mr. Nile, acting to ban something that, as various people in the article say is a matter for local councils, just because you fear offending the BPMs is a nice attitude for a dhimmi, NOT for a free people. Kiss my ass, you coward. To the Muslim Men of Ire who are among the Legion of the Perpetually Offended, piss off. You moved to a country with different customs; stop expecting the whole damn country to change to suit you.

Now, to the laughter:
Hezbollah possesses a formidable arsenal of rockets and missiles that bloodied Israel during a monthlong war between them in 2006, but is constrained by its own domestic political goals and fears of Israeli retaliation.
And why would they fear that?
For its part, Israel has also been enhancing its army's capabilities. Israel's top commander on the border with Lebanon, Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, warned in October that Israel would reply with "disproportionate force" if Hezbollah attacks again, adding that any village used to fire missiles against the Jewish state will be destroyed.
Oh, those nasty Jews, actually saying "We'll defend our land."
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Hehehehe, snork. Hezbollah is forced to suffer an attack of good sense because the mean ol' Jews won't just sit there this time and suffer. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAAA!

I shall now, still chuckling, see about that steak. No, I do not plan to hit any parties tonight; being in the middle of a crowd intent on getting drunk and stupid just doesn't have a whole lot of attraction to me, so I'll be at home. Considering the world, possibly loading some ammo, staying warm and comfortable. A Happy New Year to you all

Just some general stuff

since it's cold outside and raking leaves yesterday is taking revenge; apparently the dust is making a sneak attack on my respiratory system.

Section 8 housing and crime all too often go hand-in-hand. Back story: years ago I lived in a nice neighborhood in northwest OKC. A apartment complex about 2-3 blocks away started accepting Sec. 8 tenants, and within a few months you could not leave anything outside unless it was locked down or guarded. It continued until the owner, the place having been trashed, sold it. The new owner dumped the Sec. 8, cleaned it up, and the neighborhood fairly quickly returned to a better state.

PC Idiocy at its best. On a university, unsurprisingly. As a commenter says,
"You used extremely poor judgment by insisting on openly reading the book related to a historically and racially abhorrent subject in the presence of your black co-workers."

Jesus wept. He was "openly reading" the book. Not just reading it, but reading it flagrantly.

Hamas and the jihadis like murdering women and children; honorable men, like these Marines, stop them. Keep their families in your prayers if you're a praying type; I don't think these two need good words with God.

Mayor BombastBloomberg really is an arrogant little socialist, isn't he?
"If there's anybody who understands the pain and suffering of having the press criticize how you speak, it is me," he added.

Ok, so Bush can read, but he doesn't read the right stuff. You know, the books that say the war is a failure and so forth, so the other books don't really count.
It is awfully late in the day for Rove -- and, presumably, Bush -- to assert the president's intellectual bona fides. Now feeling the hot breath of history, they are dropping the good ol' boy persona and picking up the ol' bifocals one.
I've read accounts from travelers in the Wild West of cowboys reading a newspaper until it fell apart; when they ran out of papers or books, they'd read the labels on canned goods. There are stories of the man in a cattle crew who could read and had a book or two reading it at night to those not at work. I guess since they probably wouldn't have had much patience for defeatist crap, their reading wouldn't have counted either.

And of COURSE some jackass is playing the race card for the Senate seat The Obama used to plant his ass in. We already had a bunch of 'community activists' and 'community organizers' insisting the seat HAD to be filled by a black; now this blackmailer is openly threatening people if such does not happen. 'Content of their character' doesn't count with these bigots.

In think it was Ben Franklin who said "Beer is proof that God loves us, and wants us to be happy." He probably wasn't thinking of it as marinade, but I think I'm going to share a bottle of Dad's home brew with a steak for dinner tonight.

It's cold outside, but I'm warm in here

Israel rejected a demand for a 'truce'

because "That proposal contained no guarantees of any kind that Hamas will stop the rockets and smuggling," Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said. "It is not realistic to expect Israel to cease fire unilaterally with no mechanism to enforce the cessation of shooting and terror from Hamas." ...

"There's no such thing as a 'humanitarian cease-fire'," an Olmert aide said Tuesday. "Gaza is not undergoing a humanitarian crisis. We're constantly supplying it with food and medications, and there's no need for a humanitarian cease-fire."

Good. Tell everyone demanding a 'humanitarian truce' that you'll hear their words when they actually demand Hamas stop trying to destroy Israel and kill all the Jews. Until then, weapons free.

Here's a fine demonstration of Hamas demanding "Don't let them hit us back!":
A Hamas spokesman said militants wouldn't halt their rocket and mortar fire until Israel ended its blockade. "If they halt the aggression and the blockade, then Hamas will study these suggestions," Mushir Masri said.
I would suggest it were best if Masri studied a rocket just before it impacts in his office. Or a bullet just before it bisects his head. Oh, those poor, wonderful palisimians:
The Shin Bet head added that many of Hamas's senior activists were hiding out in mosques and hospitals in Gaza, some of them in the guise of doctors and male nurses.
Hey, isn't hiding in places of worship and hospitals considered violations of that precious international law? Think the morons like Code Pink and the UN will actually criticize them for that?

I didn't think so.

Speaking of absolute freakin' morons and communists, if you haven't read the account by Idiot McKinney claiming the Israeli Navy 'rammed' her little propaganda boat, you ought to take a look. If that jackass hasn't figured it out, if the Israelis had 'rammed' her boat she'd have been swimming to shore. Assuming the sharks have better taste than to eat her rancid carcass. And I'd be real curious as to what a serious search of her 'relief' cargo might turn up. Maybe nothing bad, but all things considered...

Speaking of the 'moral equivalence' fools, read this.
The rockets are designed exclusively to maximize civilian deaths, and some have barely missed schoolyards, kindergartens, hospitals, and school buses. But others hit their targets, killing more than a dozen civilians since 2001, including in February 2008 a father of four who had been studying at the local university. These anticivilian rockets have also injured and traumatized countless children.

The residents of Sderot were demanding that their nation take action to protect them. But Israel's postoccupation military options were limited, since Hamas deliberately fires its deadly rockets from densely populated urban areas, and the Israeli army has a strict policy of trying to avoid civilian casualties.

The firing of rockets at civilians from densely populated civilian areas is the newest tactic in the war between terrorists who love death and democracies that love life. The terrorists have learned how to exploit the morality of democracies against those who do not want to kill civilians, even enemy civilians
To borrow from Jeff Cooper, the cycle of violence should involve Israel taking out Hamas by every means possible until they're completely and openly trashed.

Oh, and someone doesn't like videos from the Israelis being viewed. Which is a good reason to look at them if you've got a faster connection than I.

And anybody who thinks you can deal in good faith with these jihadi dirtbags should look to Pakistan. Who needs to tell India "We know you're not going to invade, so if you'll excuse us, we need to send our troops to deal with this matter."

Idiot named Meyerson at the Washington Post

writes this:
One of the major lessons of the year is that unregulated and underregulated capitalism ends up confronting democratic governments with a subprime choice: Either let a major institution go down and watch as chaos follows (the Lehman option) or funnel gobs of the public's money into such institutions to avoid such Lehman-like chaos.
and this:
But, just as Lincoln predicted, the United States was bound to have one labor system prevail, and the debate over the General Motors and Chrysler bailout was really a debate over which system -- the United Auto Workers' or the foreign transplant factories' -- that would be. Where the parallel between periods breaks down, of course, is in partisan alignment. Today's congressional Republicans are hardly Lincoln's heirs. If anything, they are descendants of Jefferson Davis's Confederates.
Comparing Toyota and Honda in their southern factories to slave owners is so idiotic I'm surprised he had the nerve to write it. I mean, come on, dumbass, do you have any real idea...

But that first part, now, that takes the cake. Let's see, it was Bush, in his first term, who said "We've got to fix Fannie and Freddie before they implode", and it was some of those wonderful people Meyerson seems to like, like Fannie Mae Frank and Countrywide Dodd who had fits and accused Bush & Co. of racism and insisted there was no problem, no more regulation needed. This in a system that pushed companies to give loans to people they shouldn't(not exactly a free-market approach) and pushed for more and more until it imploded. And it's those same people who absolutely insisted we had to do a bailout RIGHT NOW, and now we need more bailouts and bullcrap RIGHT NOW. Instead of said people being thrown out of the House and Senate and prosecuted, and getting their theiving hands out of the mess.

Blaming Bush? Like I told my daughter a couple of years ago when discussing BDS, he's done some things he should legitimately be yelled at for; don't make up bullshit. And, I'll add, don't blame 'the markets' and 'insufficient regulation' when neither a free market nor 'sufficient' regulation was allowed.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Speaking of Israel finishing the job,

looks like they're trying out some new boomers:
The Israel Air Force used a new bunker-buster missile that it received recently from the United States in strikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, The Jerusalem Post learned on Sunday.

The missile, called GBU-39, was developed in recent years by the US as a small-diameter bomb for low-cost, high-precision and low collateral damage strikes[...]

Someone pointed out that the Israelis massing armor on the border just during/after the initial air strikes may have been specifically to get Hamas & Buttmonkeys Inc. to go running to their bunkers and fighting positions along the border, just so further use could be made of things like these to, ah, reduce the odds? speed more along to their 72 raisins? Whatever. The Israelis have very good intelligence and scouts, and I'd think there are maps with lots of very precise markings for the aforementioned bunkers & such; which means you give the ratbaggers time to get to them, and then...

Reason #273 the Israelis should finish the job this time

On Tuesday Hamas legislators marked the Christmas season by passing a Sharia criminal code for the Palestinian Authority. Among other things, the code legalizes crucifixion.
Hamas’s endorsement of nailing enemies of Islam to crosses came at the same time as it renewed its jihad. Here too, Hamas wanted to make sure that Christians didn’t get neglected as its fighters launched missiles at Jewish day care centers and schools. So on Wednesday Hamas lobbed a mortar at Erez crossing point into Israel just as a group of Gazan Christians were standing on line waiting to travel to Bethlehem for Christmas.

These kidnappers and murderers, these miserable offspring of a distempered sheep and a rabid dog, just keep doing this crap. Over and over. And, proving that you can't fix stupid, people who'll be among the first targets of the pork fornicators make excuses for them. And support them. Remember 'Queers for Palestine'? Hey you morons, you know what Hamas's bosses in Iran do to homosexuals? They put a noose around their neck and use a crane to lift them up; no drop and a broken neck, they hang there and slowly strangle.

Can someone actually explain to me how these fools can give support to people who want to torture them to death?

The Taliban are a bunch of scum-sucking

child-murdering fornicators of swine.
The video shows an SUV slowly weaving through sand bag barriers at a military checkpoint just as a line of school children, most wearing white caps, comes into view. They walk along a pathway between the street and a wall, several of them pausing for a few seconds in a group before moving forward again. The vehicle moves toward the security camera while the children walk in the opposite direction, nearly passing the SUV when the footage ends in a fiery blast.
Miserable, chickenshit bleeps. They admit blame for this, and refer to the effing sorry excuse for a man who carried out this mass murder as a 'taliban fighter', instead of calling him the dirtbag he is.

And we've got people in this country defending this slime...

Maybe we should change Dodd's name to

Countrywides, since he seems to have been international:
Seems that the problem with Dodd was not that he got a few points shaved from his fees by Countrywide, but rather that he got a no-doc loan for his retirement house in Ireland. Seems it might be a wee illegal to do so, particularly if the loan was a Fannie and/or Freddie secured one, or how it was booked, or any millions of reasons why a federally insured loan shouldn’t be given to a home under foreign jurisdiction. I hear that the Senator bought the house through a front company, and disposed of it in the same manner when the Countrywide thing went down, indicating, at least as the cop shows say, bad intent.
But, last I heard, he still says there's 'no reason' to worry about the documents he won't release, so I guess we shouldn't worry about it.

Be royally pissed off, yes.

Hamas is whining and crying because "The Jews

hit us back", and the usual suspects are whining along with them. With no damn good reason. Hamas & Co. are the murdering, lying bastards who, under cover of a 'truce' have been dropping rockets and mortars into Israel, on and on. They call for the murder of all Jews but especially those nasty ones in Israel who've dared to both stay alive and kick the ass of everyone who's attacked them. They kidnap and rape and murder, they murder children in their beds, they set up their launchers among 'civilians' specifically to keep the Israelis from striking back or, if the do strike, to cause lots of 'civilian' casualties to parade before cameras and cry about the evil Joooos.

Well, as the man says, "You might as well appeal against the thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war." They've started this; for that matter, it appears that the bastards are trying to make the death toll worse. I guess they want some more bodies to parade around.

You know, the way the media tends to report this reminds me of how they treat violence in schools: some kid gets beaten to death by gang-bangers or stabbed in the hall or bathroom, local news; but some kids brings an unloaded gun in and it's statewide news at least, and will likely get national mention. Hamas & Co. violate the truce damn near daily and murder women and kids, occasional mention; the nasty JOOOOS actually strike back and "How can the world tolerate these actions?"

A link at the Yankee's place led to this at Belmont. I'm going to excerpt parts of two of Wretchard's comments, read the whole comment there:
#13: I think the diplomats are playing a dangerous game. The only thing that keeps the situation in the Middle East stable is Israeli restraint. But that’s the stability of a spinning plate in a juggler’s hands; not that of a concrete block sitting foursquare on the floor. The danger is the diplomats may come to regard Israeli restraint as a foundation on which to build their diplomatic fantasies. They will keep handing the juggler one more plate, one more ball, one more champagne glass to spin at the end of a stick. Give back the Golan Heights; let the Arabs have part of Jerusalem; ignore the rocket attacks from Gaza. Today there are no more enemies. Only Partners for Peace.

and #50: Maybe the root of this conflict isn’t “land” or “statehood” or even religion. Maybe its about preserving fighting and terrorism as a way of life; as a business. Palestine is an alibi for anything, but mostly it is the justification for a mode of employment, a whole series of professions, a whole raft of contractors, a self-sustaining funding network that could not exist without continuous and never-ending war. This monster has already consumed the Palestinians; stolen their future, made a mockery of their hopes.
Oh, and be sure to take in comment #47 from some moron going by 'zipzap'; did you know we lost in Iraq, and only diplomacy can 'fix' terrorism?

Sunday, December 28, 2008

An interview in a Canadian paper that boils down to

"I don't like guns, nobody should have one, they should be banned." Once again, a terrible crime happens, and the attitude is largely to blame objects. Never mind all the laws already there, as Kevin says, "We've got to do it again, only more so!"
Susan: The police should be able to, they see this guy standing in the street and they you know, looking at whatever, they should be able to frisk them and if they have a gun, that gun should be removed and they should go to jail.
Yeah, warrantless searches, total loss of- in this country- our 4th Amendment rights, that'll work great. Just like it's working so well in Britain- er, well, it's not, but everybody feels like they're doing something, so...

So it's after Christmas;

Gary: (puffing pipe into life) "Obviously an assault candy cane. Bet it ain't registered."

Sheriff: "Dangerous things, assault canes."

Gary: "Obviously, a good shoot." Puff, puff.

Sheriff: "Don't worry boy. I'll call the Marshals first thing in the morning.

Me: "Duh, puff-pant, huh?"

Sheriff: "Boy, there's gonna be several million kids after your hide come Christmas. Witness Protection Program is your only chance."

Go read it anyway.

If you ever thought about burying a gun & ammo,

Here's a considerably more in-depth report than my quicky 'seal the knives in a vacuum bag' one. As a side note, when Australia went all GFW a few years back, one of the Territories didn't have registration for a lot of newly-banned guns; a guy reported that for a while there you couldn't find any 6" PVC pipe, it all having been put to use by people who didn't like being robbed by the nannies and socialists.

Thanks to Keyboard for pointing to this.

David Codrea's newspaper column

is going to be a bit more visible, it seems.

Lawdog once wrote that one of the nice things about this here innerweb

thing is we get to read things like the near-toxic level of snark Tam can put out. I'll add that, when someone like Breda notes another GFW celebritute opening their mouth(I'm over the image of a woman with a gun. I'm over the issue of anybody with a gun. I have evolved."), we get comments like "I didn't know "Retard" was in the human evolutionary chain." from Og.