In the Kitchen with Hitchens...and a simple question...

I mentioned in a previous blog an interview author/pundit/journalist Christopher Hitchens did with one of the best political discussion sites: Frontpage Magazine. I found some pieces of the interview that I just had to bring up, because he makes such good points on various topics. A printable view of the complete interview, a must read for anyone with half a brain, can be found here.

On Osama Bin Laden:

Osama bin Laden is a kind of pseudo-intellectual, with a rough theory of history and a highly reactionary desire to restore a lost empire. But he negates even this doomed, pseudo-Utopian project by his hysterical Puritanism, which bans even music and which of course would deny society the talents of women as well as driving out anyone with any culture or education. Thus, any society run by him or people like him would keep on going bankrupt and starving itself to death, with no ready explanation of why this kept happening. The repeated failure would inevitably be blamed on Zionist-Crusader conspiracies, and the violence and repression would then be projected outward, which is why we have a right to concern ourselves with the "internal affairs" of the Islamic world.

On Bin Laden's Followers

Below even the bin Laden level, however, there are those who insist that they prefer death to life, and who really mean it. Suicide is not so much their tactic as their rationale: they represent a cult of death and they are wedded to destruction. It's amazing how many people refuse to see this. They persist in saying that it's a protest against something, or a reaction to some injustice. They are right to an extent: as long as there is a non-Salafist Muslim anywhere, or a Jew or Christian or rationalist, or an unveiled woman or a profane work of art, the grievance can never be appeased. Of course this does have something in common with fascism - "Death to the intellect! Long live Death!" was a favorite slogan of some Francoists: I think it was coined by General Quiepo de Llano - but even fascism could build an autobahn or design a rocket, while these primitives only want to steal enough technology to wreak devastation. So far, they have mainly brought down their own house (as in Afghanistan and now in Iraq) but we can't allow ourselves take too much comfort from that. However, there is some encouragement to be derived. The 1990s Islamist insurgency in Algeria, for example, was crushed partly because the GIA (which now seems to have gone out of existence) had no political demands and had more or less excommunicated all other Algerians as heretics. This same dead-end for jihad is perhaps being reached in Palestine and will be reached, if we stay intransigent, in Iraq also.

On What Must Be Done With Islamofascism:

What I keep saying is: they wish to be martyrs and we must help them to achieve martyrdom by every method at our disposal.

One Michael Moore:

Actually, the review of Moore's mendacious film involved me in very little mental effort: it was more like an exercise in logical and moral hygiene. The movie was so idiotic and so sinister that it more or less condemned itself: a tiny shove is all it took.

As to the psyche that it represents: There is a widespread view that the war against jihadism and totalitarianism involves only differences of emphasis. In other words, one might object to the intervention in Iraq on the grounds that it drew resources away from Afghanistan - you know the argument. It's important to understand that this apparent agreement does not cover or include everybody. A very large element of the Left and of the isolationist Right is openly sympathetic to the other side in this war, and wants it to win. This was made very plain by the leadership of the "anti-war" movement, and also by Michael Moore when he shamefully compared the Iraqi fascist "insurgency" to the American Founding Fathers. To many of these people, any "anti-globalization" movement is better than none.

On Noam Chomsky:

In some awful way, his regard for the underdog has mutated into support for mad dogs. This is not at all like watching the implosion of an obvious huckster and jerk like Michael Moore, who would have made a perfectly good Brownshirt populist. The collapse of Chomsky feels to me more like tragedy.


Old Christopher has quite a tongue on him. Sharp as a knife and cold as ice. He's probably the most intelligent, coherent, and downright rational thinker left in the political left, if you can forgive my doublespeak.

Sure, we disagree on a lot of stuff, he's a militant atheist, I'm a shoddy excuse for a Catholic, but I don't agree with anyone on everything. I don't agree with myself on everything, and I'm always right. I just think that he, unlike others in the field, can see beyond the agenda of short term personal political gain, and see the bigger picture and the bigger threat that looms there.

Now before I further bastardize anymore metaphors, let's move on.



If poverty and despair are the causes of terrorism... how come we never see Bangladeshi suicide bombers?

It's a thought.

Quotable Doltables

The Media Research Centre has posted their Quotable Notables list for 2004.  It collects some of the dumbest, wildest, and most brazen examples of bias in the MSM. 
If these self-appointed protectors of progressiveness weren't hindering the cause of freedom and costing innocent people their lives, their ignorance of the issues would be funny.  Instead they're sad and maddening.
A must read for everyone.



...and still counting.
The disaster in Southern Asia has reached a level of tragedy that goes beyond the level of understanding possessed by a mere mortal like myself.  The ever increasing casualty count, growing by thousands ever hour, has become an unbelievable statistic.
No, unbelievable isn't the right word.
It's not that you can't believe that this terrible event and the suffering it caused has happened.  It's that you honestly don't want to believe that such a catastrophe is even possible.
Sadly, what we want, and what happens in the real world are two totally different things.
Although the suffering of countless legions of innocent people are nothing when it comes to those who seek to use this event for their own political gain.
I'm talking about the international 'Hate America' club that's criticizing the USA for being 'stingy' in its response.
You America bashing bastards should be ashamed of yourselves.
American citizens alone make up 40% of charitable giving in the world.  That's one country of less than 300 million people in a world of over 6 billion people.  Also the government of the USA has always been the biggest dispenser of aid in the world.
They're offering millions of dollars in cash for aid programs as well as sending a flotilla of US Navy vessels with 5000 sailors, helicopters, food, medical supplies and equipment for desalinizing and purifying drinking water.  Other nations, even the World Bank is offering cash, but I don't see how just money is going to prevent disease, bury the dead, treat the injured and repair some of the awful damage done.
The Americans are offering more than a pledge to give some money to someone at some future date.  They're offering to put their citizens in the disaster area and put them to work saving lives.  And for that they're called 'stingy' by the same people who brought the world Saddam's Oil for Food scam.
America would be well within its rights as a nation to turn to the world that hates it and declare that they're not going to give them the steam off their pee and then tell America's bashers to solve the world's problems if they're so damn superior.
But Americans would never do that.
And do you know why?
Because Americans are basically a decent people.  All they want is for the rest of the world to enjoy the same success that they have enjoyed, and when the rest of the world is hurt, they're always the first on the move to tend to the sick, clothe the naked and feed the hungry.
Those who bash America as ungenerous should ask themselves a question. 
"What am I doing to help?"
No matter what they think, it'll be nowhere near the level of charity expressed by the United States of America.
Now all you American Bashers, shut up and go help someone.  Do something useful with your life for a change.


A Reading List & Other Stuff...


Political pundit and certified devil's advocate Christopher Hitchens is out pimping his new collection of essays Love, Poverty & War. As usual he gives an intriguing interview with FrontPage Magazine found here.

I often disagree with him, but you can't dismiss that he makes a compelling and intelligently presented case. Unlike some pundits out there who think just being loud somehow makes them right. Anyway, his book should be an interesting read.


In other news, Frontpage Columnist Roger Kimball has put together an obituary about the recent passing of author/pundit/radical chic activist Susan Sontag. I'm afraid that I've been more moved by the recent passing of actor/singer Jerry Orbach than yet another long-winded Manhattanite who is hailed by a genius for such clever epigrams like calling Western Culture a 'cancer on the world.'

I'll miss Jerry Orbach.

I'll probably forget Susan Sontag.


Ilana Mercer has written a well done piece about what I call 'causes & excuses' in American Spectator that can found here.



Ukrainian Prime Minister and author of the upcoming book "101 Recipes for Dioxin" Viktor Yukanovych is refusing to concede the presidential election he lost by eight points and is threatening to take the results to court.

Take a lesson from the Kerry campaign.

Concede the election. Then have your toadies file countless court challenges demanding a series of pointless and expensive recounts.

That's how a real democracy works.


I've been reading a lot about Minnesota Star-Tribune Columnist Norm Coleman's feud with the people behind the way more popular blog than mine POWERLINE.

MEMO TO NORM COLEMAN: I've read some of your comments and I have to say, never pick a gunfight when you don't have any ammunition.

Now talk among yourselves....


I don't know why I still watch 60 Minutes...

I really don't.
Today all they had was a piece about 'Echo-Boomers' and how sheltered, naive and rich they are, then a remembrance of Ray Charles, and then a piece about NFL coaches, which aired, conveniently enough, right after an NFL game.
Not exactly relevant and earth-shattering reports.
But the real kicker came when pundit/ curmudgeon/ fossil Andy Rooney came on, saying that college professors should be made into a branch of the government and have a valid say on major issues.
God, I hoped that old bastard was joking.
Because if he wasn't, then it's time to take Ol' Yeller out back one last time.  There's something not right with his head and it ain't ever gonna get right ever again.
It's obvious that Andy Rooney hasn't met a university professor since the great glaciers receded and he was covering the scores on the latest mammoth hunt.  University professors are probably the most narrow minded, egocentric, and blatantly prejudiced group of people on the face of the earth.  If they weren't they wouldn't be college professors, they'd be out doing something, rather than talking about it.
Right now, this minute, while America is at war with a fascist enemy called Islamic Terrorism, American University Professors are calling for the mass slaughter of America's courageous soldiers,  promote treason and fascism under the guise of prgoressiveness, and are glorifying men like Saddam Hussein & Usama Bin Ladin they way they beatified the terrorist, mass-murderer, and dictator wannabe Che Guevera.
I'm not saying they're all bad. 
Condi Rice was a college professor, but she got over it.
But I am saying that the majority have been ensconced in their Ivory Towers for too long.  Their connection to reality and the threats loose in the world has been cut.  They're stuck in the 60's thinking that everything is the fault of those evil democracies, and that all fascist dictators need is a hug and a stern talking too.
The bulk of the academics in this world are not qualified for real power, no matter what that fossilized windbag says.  Just having a lot of letters after your name doesn't mean you're smart, it just means you're good at telling your predecessors what they want to hear.
I really should stop watching 60 Minutes...
~Vox Poplar, BA, BS, MA, Ph.D, MD, PDQ, SFA.



I saw a piece in the paper the other day where 200 children went to a party at Neverland Ranch hosted by washed up entertainer, self-proclaimed 'King of Pop' and accused pedophile Michael Jackson.
This makes me want to ask one question of the parents of these children:
*Best R. Lee Ermey Bellow*
You'll have to pardon my rough language, but I just can't understand the dust clogged, unoiled machinations of your mind.  The man is accused of molesting a child, and even if he's innocent of that charge he's still a sad character trapped in a demented childish world of his own invention. 
He's got nothing to offer these children except the promise of a potential whopping cash settlement, which by seeing the daily reports of fresh lawsuits against the middle aged Peter Pan, is looking pretty unlikely that you'll ever collect.
And those parents better not tell me that it's their kids that want to visit this cracked vision of a middle aged man's broken childhood.  That's so screwed up and divorced from reality, it could be an election exit poll.
You'll be pretty hard-up to find anyone under 25 who even remembers his music career, let alone admit to being a fan.  I'll bet dinars to donuts that the bulk of these children haven't even heard of Michael Jackson, and probably don't have a clue of what it is he's done. 
This whole affair reeks of parents looking to bask in the faded glow of The Gloved One.
These parents could only have one of two motives.
1.  The parents are hoping that the allegations are true, and are looking for an opening for a whopping lawsuit, or maybe some celebrity hush money.  But like I said earlier, you gotta get in line for the gravy train.  Everybody and his cousin from Newfoundland is suing Jacko for everything from unpaid bills to services not rendered.  He's probably already broke and living on the fumes of his former fiscal glory, namely a sizeable credit rating.
2.  The parents are living in a delusional state where they look at a pale, surgically mangled, androgynous, man-child, and see, in their mind's eye, the cute little boy who sang and danced with the Jackson 5.
Either way, they have no business putting their children in what could be a harmful situation.  I don't know if he's guilty or innocent, I'm not on the jury, and I don't know the full story.  However, if I was one of his big money legal team I'd have told Jacko that the last thing a man on trial for pedophilia has no business having is a party for 200 children in the house that was just searched for evidence of child molestation.
Even if he's innocent, it looks bad, not just for him, but for the parents of those children. 
Looks like a lot of people need a reality pill, for the sake of the children.
That's enough for tonight, talk among yourselves...


Causes & Excuses....

There's a lot of talk about terrorism these days, what with a war going on and all, and a lot of people talk about how we must deal with what they call the 'root causes of terrorism.'
Now that sounds all well and good, so let's take a look at what people say are the three biggest 'causes of terrorism.'

1. Poverty.  Experts say that the main reason people engage in terrorism is because they're poor.  Now I find that concept and the reasoning behind it to be very interesting.  It's assumed by these 'experts' that since these terrorists mostly come from Muslim countries that they must be poor.  Yet when you look at actual terrorists engaging in actual terrorist activities, you realise something.  They are almost entirely made up of the middle and upper classes of their various home countries.  None probably knew poverty or real hardship until their first night in a cave in Afghanistan or a bombed out house in Fallujah.  Apparently the poor in these 'terrorist states' have more important things on their mind than blowing up the 'infidel.'  Things like feeding their families and staying alive for just one more day.  Like Che Guevera's botched 'Peasant's Revolution' in Bolivia, international jihad is made up mostly of relatively rich kids living out their fantasies of glory.

2. Ignorance.  Here we go again.  Most 'experts' declare that people won't become terrorists if they only knew us in the Western World for the pips that we really are.  Well, once again, when we look at actual terrorists, we see that they've, more often than not, have lived among us in the West.  Many have studied at our universities, and they still hate us.  Why?  Because they see our treatment of women, homosexuals, and people of other religions as evidence of our 'evil.'  They know us all to well, and it's our tolerance and freedom that disgust them. 

3. Injustice.  Okay, I'll concede that the bulk of Islamist terrorists come from countries with dismal human rights records.  But look at the first two points.  These aren't the oppressed peasantry engaged in revolt here.  Terrorist are the children of the ruling elite, looking to replace the order of their parent's generation with their own.  They don't seek freedom, they just want to change the names of the dictators.

It's my theory that these are not the causes of terrorism, but the excuses of terrorists.  You could give George W. Bush a magic wand that would eliminate poverty, ignorance and injustice and a movement would erupt worldwide blowing people up left and right over the 'evil yankee imperialists who took away their rights to be poor, ignorant and abused.'

Let's move away from international jihad and look at an American domestic terrorist as the perfect example of this theory.  The Olympic Park Bomber went on a campaign of domestic terrorism that killed several people and did a lot of damage all over the southern USA.  He claimed that his cause was his opposition to abortion. 

Yeah, right.

I'll bet you dollars to donuts that he could be put in an alternate dimension where abortion didn't exist, and he'd start bombing the offices of dentists.  Abortion was not his cause, it was his excuse for acting out his violent power fantasies.

It's the same with the members of Al-Qaida.  These are people who watch videos of the decapitation of hostages the same way ordinary perverts watch porno.  If there was no grand jihad to latch onto, they'd be abusing and killing people in the name of money, power, or just plain old kicks.  The fact that Usama Bin Ladin's promising 72 virgins as their heavenly reward for doing what they'd be doing without his blessing.

We should still fight poverty, ignorance, and injustice, because they are bad things in and of themselves.  However, terrorism is an evil all unto itself, there is no legitimate excuse for it, and it has to be crushed, one dead terrorist at a time.


"Paging Dr. Poplar, These Patients Need A Check Up From the Neck Up"

Here's a list of people in the news who need the figurative 'check up from the neck up' because of some stupid or downright crazy actions.
1. Air Marshal Service Driector Thomas Quinn
Bureaucratic idiocy has reared it's ugly, or should I say carefully groomed, head in the Air Marshal Service.
Air Marshall Honcho Thomas Quinn has supposedly gone militant about a dress code.  Under his regime all Air Marshals must wear dark suits and ties, and keep their grooming up to date with military precision.  This makes sure of one thing, that Air Marshals will stick out like sore thumbs.
It's time for Quinn to get a check up from the neck up.
Quinn's supposed to be running an operation where his agents act undercover pretending to be innocent and harmless airline passengers.  They're supposed to look like tired tourists, young hippy backpackers, and cute couples on their honeymoon.  They're not supposed to look like cops.  All your 'standards' will achieve are a lot of people getting killed.
2. Vladimir Putin
Vlad, don't take this the wrong way, but there's something you should know. 
I just thought you should know.  Now get your head out of your ass and stop meddling in the affairs of the Ukraine.  The sticky fingered plutocrats who are on the way out are not your buddies, no matter how much they kiss your ass.  You should be making friends with folks like NATO and the European Union, not trying to revive an empire that was a disaster the first time around.
Relax, have some vodka and tell your cronies to lay off using dioxin as a party favour.  And by the way, Yuschenko survived your little Lucrezia Borgia cocktail, if your boys can't deliver the goods, you really shouldn't be trying.
3. The Democratic Party
Talk about a sever case of monomania.  Today some Democratic Party wonks started demanding that the FBI open an investigation of possible voter fraud in Ohio.  And they wonder why Republican Party memberships are going through the roof.  Time for a reality check. 
YOU LOST IT BY 3,000,000+ VOTES!
They need to listen to Peter Beinart of the New Republic and take a serious dose of reality.  America is at war, and despite what Michael Moore tells you, it isn't with Christianity.
4. The Ayatollahs of Iran.
There are signs of hope in the long running Islamic Republic.  Students heckled President Khatami for his failure to deliver on his promised reforms.  The Ayatollahs have also had to resort to hiring Chechen and Palestinian mercenaries to do their dirty work because they can't trust the police and the army anymore.
But there are also signs that the Ayatollahs will do anything to enforce their twisted view of morality.  Recently a mentally handicapped girl with the mental age of 8 was executed for violating their moral code.  Her crime: her family had sold her into prostitution when she was a small child and she was passed from pimp to pimp like a toy.  The pimps, johns, and her sleaze bag relatives apparently did nothing wrong in the eyes of Allah, because there has been no news of any of them being punished.
This isn't the 8th century and you're not the great Caliphs you think you are, you're a bunch of petty thugs who adopted religion not as your cause, but your excuse, so grow up and take your place in the dustbin of history.
That's enough for today, talk among yourselves...


There's nothing more depressing than an empty building...

...depressing, and pointless as well.  North American society is currently under the thrall of the myth of the suburban paradise.  Since the end of WW2 people have been fleeing the cities and towns to what they think is going to be their picket fenced piece of heaven.  Then it turns into a piece of hell.  People are now more dysfunctional than ever, trapped in their SUVs in an endless round of commuting, wasting fuel and spewing gases into the air.  All the while downtown buildings sit empty and unused. 
That's a disgrace.
What we need to do is realise that cities are not a problem to be fixed, they are the solution to many of our problems.  Downtown people walk more, are in better shape, use less resources, are more active in their community, and have either an equal or greater quality of life than their suburban counterparts.
What we need in North America are developers willing to see beyond the quick buck of knocking off some low quality hi-cost condos for rich yuppies, but to look to the long term.  Design new projects to house a full range of socio-economic and ethnic types.  Such diversity actually strengthens a neighbourhood and does wonders in fighting poverty and crime.
Remember, to be a true capitalist you can't just target your product at the rich, you have to make it available and affordable to everyone.  The wider the net, the bigger the catch, and the bigger the catch, the bigger the profits.  You have to think big, like Henry Ford or Bank of America's Giancarlo Giannini, not small like some fly by night petty hustler.
Take the example of London England's notorious landlords.  They often leave whole blocks of buildings officially vacant for no other reason than it gives them an excuse to jack up the prices on the buildings they do allow tenants in. 
That should be illegal.  If you own a building, you must find a use for it, or face having it taken away and given to someone who will.
People who live downtown should get organised, raise money, and do something about this problem.  There should be no more empty buildings while homeless still roam our streets.

Some Random Ramblings...

1. Hugo Over the Edge
Venezuelan populist strongman Hugo Chavez decided that having absolute control over the national media, triggering a regional arms race, and the suppression of free speech just wasn't enough.  So, he decided to dust off the old dictator's chestnut and start picking on the Jews.  Last week his police raided the private Jewish school Colegio Hebraica in Caracas.  They claim that they were looking for evidence of Mossad involvement in the assassination of political prosecuter Danilo Anderson.  That's logical, Mossad agents always use Jewish schools and synagogues as fronts.  We all know the story of the Mossad agent who became Deputy Defense Minister of Syria while undercover as an Orthodox Rabbi. (In case you can't tell, I'm being sarcastic.)  A nation's treatment of its Jewish population has always been the proverbial canary in the human rights coalmine, and judging by what's happening, Venezuela's history of tolerance is now just that: history.  I think old Hugo has fallen prey to Michael Moore's frequent assertion that the freedom of the lumpen proletariat is dressed in a burqa, and is probably trying to cozy up to such bright lights of freedom like Iran, Syria, and Libya.  Bright move Hugo.
2. Do They Care It's Chistmas?
This year is the 20th anniversary of "Do They Know It's Christmas" the groundbreaking charity single performed by Band Aid.  For the anniversary a collection of Brit pop/rock luminaries recorded a new version to raise money for the poor and starving of the Darfur region in the Sudan.  I think it's rather ironic.  They might know it's Christmas in Darfur, but they probably don't care since it's a Muslim community.  What's really ironic was that during the 90's people who do celebrate Christmas, the Christians of Southern Sudan were starving and tormented by the genocidal terrorist government in Khartoum, yet there was no charity album for them. Their misery didn't fall on a landmark anniversary year, so they were just shit out of luck.
3. Rich Gets Richer...
Fugitive financier, tax-evader, black market oil dealer, and Democratic Party fundraiser Marc Rich has his rather sticky fingers deep into the UN Oil for Food scam.  Apparently after his eleventh hour pardon by President Bill Clinton old Marc went into business with that paragon of ethics and purity Saddam Hussein.  He loaned the Butcher of Baghdad money in exchange for very lucrative oil deals that involve many in the Kofi Annan regime at the UN.  It seems that Marc Rich doesn't want to just get rich through hard work and smart investing, it has to have that element of evil and human misery to make it worth his while.  I hope the Clinton Library was worth all that suffering.


More Quickies...

Lance Armstrong has inadvertently become the centre of a bruhaha over his 'LIVE STRONG' bracelets.  Apparently they're the same color as one hospital's 'Do Not Resucitate' wristbands.  I hope this isn't happening in Holland with its new protocol of involuntary euthanasia.  That could get messy.
The World Bank, like all UN institutions give new meaning to screwing the pooch.  It's so obssessed with collecting the accumulated interest left over from loans that were paid off decades ago, they're driving the poor country's they were supposed to help into the ground.  Here's an idea.  Abolish the World Bank, and replace with something that doesn't put economic development money in the hands of corrupt and incompetent 3rd World governments and their cronies.  Put the money in the hands of the people who do the work.  Then you might get something done.  Then again, the UN is squarely against getting anything done.  Case in point: The Oil for Palaces... I mean food program...
This month marked the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's coronation as the Emperor of France.  France has mixed feelings about the event.  On one hand he's the last leader they had that was ever described as 'brilliant' even if it was at making war, on the other hand, he wasn't French.  He was a Corsican of Italian descent, and that really sticks in their snooty, nationalistic egocentric craw.  I knew Napoleon was good for something.
Withered talking head Mike Wallace gummed the fat with an outgoing fellow octogenarian senator named Fritz Hollings tonight on 60 Minutes.  The whole interview ran like a campaign commercial for the Democratic Party.  The old coot said that Condeleeza Rice wasn't fit for her new job and should 'go back to teaching Russian.'  That only displays the senatorial silverback's disconnection from the real world.  A disconnection that is shared by his party, and the party's friends in the MSM.  An interesting thing though, if he was a Republican from the South, the first question out of Wallace's mouth after that statement would have been 'Is that because she's black?'  But since he's a Democrat, Wallace stayed with the fluff questions.  At least he wasn't as bad as Dan Rather.  Rather's interviews with Bill Clinton bordered on journalistic fellatio.  But both Wallace and the Senator were too damn old for that.
Andy Rooney was on Larry King Live tonight... Is it just me, but doesn't it seem a little incestuous when media people spend all their time interviewing other media people.  If this keeps up we're going to end up with the journalistic equivalent of the barefoot gap-toothed kid sitting on the front porch in Deliverance playing his banjo.  Then again, maybe that's already happened.

Some Quickies...

It's official.  Viktor Yuchenko the leader of the Ukraine's Orange Revolution was poisoned with a chemical called dioxin.  Yuchenko suspects that he was poisoned during dinner with the heads of Ukraine's security service.  He remembered that the waiter who came out with the drinks was muttering: "The toxin called dioxin is in the vessel with the pestle, the flagon with the dragon holds the brew that is true."
Canada's Supreme Court cleared the way for Same Sex Marriage.  As I've said before, the churches shouldn't oppose Gay Marriage, they should demand it.  There should be big bill boards of the Pope overlooking every gay bar in the country with the slogan "Is there a ring on that finger?"  Think of the wedding fees the churches are throwing away here.
New Republic pundit Peter Beinart has won my official Voice In the Wilderness Award for his recent piece calling for American Liberals to accept the fact that Islamofascism is a way bigger threat than having a practising Christian in the Oval Office.  He calls for the Democratic Party to cast out treason preachers like Michael Moore and Tom Hayden and accept that the country really is in a struggle for survival.  So far, the only people who have noticed this brave piece of punditry are the right-wing or conservative media.  The liberal MSM is ignoring him, and hoping that he goes away.  The Democratic Party too is ignoring his sage advice, preferring to write off their electoral defeat as the result of either voter stupidity or some evil masonic conspiracy.


'Tis the Season for Holiday Idiocy!

Christmas is upon us once again. It's not like you can hide from it, the stores have had their decorations out since the end of October. And like Christmas seasons past, it's full of idiot Scrooge-Grinch-Assholes (pardon my French) who insist on ruining it for everyone in the name of not offending anyone.

Apparently it is offensive and evil to wish someone a 'Merry Christmas,' especially if the person isn't one of the 90% of the North American population that celebrates Christmas you must wish them the more secular 'Season's Greetings' or 'Happy Holidays' instead or the members of these minorities will burst into flames from outrage at someone from another religion wishing them a happy time in the midst of a gloomy winter.

It's an intriguing theory, but still just a theory, because I have yet to see one member of that 10% minority actually say that they are offended by Christmas. In fact, the people who claim that the minority is offended are actually members of the majority that have an axe to grind with what they view as 'traditional values' and use the shield of political correctness to wage war against the roots of what's supposed to be a happy holiday.

I'm a Catholic, not a lapsed Catholic, more like a relaxed Catholic and if a Jewish person wishes me a 'Happy Chanukkah,' I'll wish them a happy time right back. If a Muslim or Hindu wishes me to have good fortune and happiness during their holy times, I'll take it with a smile and repay the compliment by wishing them happiness and good fortune during my holy times.

And do you know why?

Because I'm not a complete jerk.

I'm a jerk, I'll admit that, but not a complete jerk.

Anyone who is offended by someone wishing them well, doesn't deserve to be wished well in the first place.

So to all those Scrooges and Grinches who can think of nothing better to do this holiday season than to be offended by happiness, I say this:

You complete jerks...

Two things I know for certain...

There aren't many things in this uncertain world one can be sure of. But here are two things I'm pretty confident about...
1. Al Franken should keep his mouth shut.
I'm not advocating censorship. I'm just advocating the age old maxim that it is better to be silent and thought a fool, than to open your big yap and remove all doubt. So you see, I'm actually trying to help Al here. The latest idiocy he's entangled with is a feud with Front Page Magazine editor David Horowitz. Franken called Horowitz a 'guest racist' in his last political screed. Now this has really cheesed off Mr. Horowitz who has a record of civil rights activism going back to when Franken was but a glint in the milkman's eye and should be the envy of anyone who dares call himself a liberal. But that doesn't deter Mr. Franken and his allies, they keep beating the drum, hurling accusations of racism without any real evidence to back it up. In response Mr. Horowitz has branded Mr. Franken a racist and is challenging Franken to come up with real evidence of racism or an apology. Since Franken has no real evidence, now he's playing silent. I'd advise Mr. Franken to go back to a career in comedy, but since he wasn't funny to begin with, I'll suggest he take up something different entirely. Perhaps a career as a mime? People might think you're smart and funny if you did that... nah... probably not...
2. Jeremy Hinzman is not a hero.
In fact, he's the exact opposite: a coward, a liar and he deserves to be sent to a term in Leavenworth, not living it up in Canada under a bogus refugee claim. He volunteered to join the US Army. He cashed his checks, joined the 82nd Airborne of all outfits, and then when the time came to actually stand in harm's way he tried to chicken out claiming conscientious objector status. It didn't work because only draftees, not volunteers can claim CO status. He did a tour in Afghanistan, and then when it came time to go to Iraq, he fled to Canada. There he's treated as the second coming by assorted leftists and he's trying to strengthen his refugee claim by breaking out the old Vietnam-era stories that all American soldiers are baby-killers who commit more atrocities before 9 AM than the average person does in a lifetime. He's not a hero. The men in his unit he abandoned are heros. The average Iraqi policeman and soldier who is staying at his post despite the danger is a hero. Hinzman is one of those people whose cowardice and treachery would be comical if they weren't costing real human lives. He's like the cowardly soldier in a Monty Python skit who wants to leave the army because: "there are people with guns and tanks out there. Somebody could get hurt." If Hinzman was a real hero, and if he really had an objection to killing America's enemies, he'd have picked up a first aid kit and gone out as a field medic. Saving lives under fire is one of the noblest callings a soldier can have, but Jeremy Hinzman ignored that call. Instead he and his new best friend former Marine Jimmy Massey are going around Canada smearing the good name of the men who once thought of them as brothers. It makes me sick to be a Canadian to know that he'll probably be allowed to stay here, when he deserves to be shipped back to the USA to take the punishment he deserves for violating not only the oath to his country, but the trust of the men and women who served beside him and whose lives depended on him. For shame.


Dan Rather Goes Stupidly Off Into the Night...

CBS News Anchor and Democratic Party fundraiser/mouthpiece Dan Rather is leaving his post on March 9th, the 24th Anniversary of him inheriting the job from professional grey eminence and poster boy for willful blindness Walter Cronkite.
He leaves his anchor desk under a cloud. Shot down by the rising tide of bloggers who fact check everything. The 'pajama wearing' pundits fact-checked his bogus National Guard documents into a national scandal. Most folks say they lost respect for Dan Rather when that scandal broke.
I myself have to say that I lost any respect, which was little a long time ago. I read a piece a few years ago that said that CBS News was cutting the bulk of their foreign correspondents who used to be the backbone of the organisation.
Apparently they wanted to renew Dan Rather's contract and needed the money to fulfill his salary demands.
And he had the temerity, the sheer brass ones to declare that he was a journalist and that the truth came first.
That's as true as those Texas Guard Documents, and that Al-Qaqaa story he tried to sway the election with.
What came first with Dan Rather was Dan Rather.
He was the star of CBS News and the show had nothing to do with news or even CBS it was all about Dan and glorification thereof.
They covered what Dan wanted covered.
They presented it the way Dan wanted it presented.
And if he played fast and loose with facts or the network's mythical objectivity, than so be it.
He's Dan and he can do whatever the hell Dan wants.
Now CBS is going to need another talking head to fill in the time between ads for Viagra and Maalox. Top of the list of talking heads is Canadian John Roberts. Roberts is a former MuchMusic Video Jockey who actually has some real journalistic credentials including awards for his documentary on the death and funeral of Reggae legend Bob Marley. Rumour has it that he's been waiting for Rather to retire for years, but old Dan thought he was going to be in that chair forever.
Gee... I wonder if Roberts ever visited a Kinko's in Texas?
I smell a conspiracy... and I've got documents to prove it!
Sure, they're written in crayon, but I know they're real and prove a vast right-wing conspiracy!
You believe me Dan won't you!!
If we blame it on Bush will you believe me then!?!
Come on Dan!
You'll believe anything!

JFK: 41 Years Later & Still Theorizing...

Here's my 2 cents about what happened on Dealey Plaza on Nov. 22, 1963.
Lee Harvey Oswald was recruited from the Marine Corps to become a spy in Russia.  Not for the CIA, or the KGB, but for the FBI.  I believe that this was one of J. Edgar Hoover's half-baked attempts to start his own spy agency.  It flopped, Oswald ended up working in a TV factory with no secrets to steal.  So, he was allowed to come home with his Russian wife and settle back in the USA.
He tries to stay useful to Hoover by either joining or starting up various wingnut political groups.  This gets him nowhere, but it does get him noticed.
Meanwhile the Mafia is in a raging hissy fit.  JFK, the President they got elected through vote rigging in Chicago and West Virginia has sicced his brother Bobby on their personal bank the Central States Pension Fund of the Teamsters Union.  JFK & RFK think what they're doing is okay because Hoffa and his associates New Orleans Mob Boss Carlo Marcello backed Nixon.  But it's not okay, not okay at all.
In Texas various oilmen are in a tizzy.  JFK is threatening to eliminate the Oil Depletion Allowance, which is basically a bloated subsidy for the oil industry.  He has to go.
These two factions have one thing in common.  A web of financial connections to a disaffected network of Cuban exiles, disgruntled ex-CIA contractors, and various ex-military types who have no love for Kennedy and gladly join in a conspiracy.
This is where Oswald comes in.  Oswald's to be their patsy, a man with a politically radical past that's shady enough to inspire the FBI to keep anyone from looking into the case too deep, thanks to his failed spy career.
Oswald plays along, thinking that he's a co-conspirator, and passes his info on to Hoover.  Hoover chooses to stay out of it.  He doesn't care for Kennedy either, and commits a sin of omission by letting it go forward.
When the assassination takes place without Hoover's FBI swooping in to save the day, Oswald realises what's happening to him.  He bolts.  Thinking Officer JD Tippet is after him, he shoots him before hiding out in a theatre where he's arrested.
Peripheral mob figure and borderline nutcase Jack Ruby sees an opportunity to be a hero, both to the mob and the general public by popping Oswald in the basement of the police station.
Hoover wins, getting rid of a Pres he didn't like and the living evidence of a failed and illegal spy operation.
That' my theory.  It still makes more sense than Oliver Stone's. 


Call Them What they Really Are!

I've been doing a little reading about how the mainstream or moderate Muslim community is conflicted over its image in the world. They profess it to be a religion of peace and goodwill, yet in Iran a 13 year old boy was whipped to death on the orders of a mullah. His crime, eating before sunset on Ramadan, and in Irag where a Jihadist insurgent put a bullet in the back of a saintly aid worker, her crime, helping the Iraqi people for 30 years and in Holland a 47 year old filmmaker and crank named Theo Van Gogh was shot, had his throat slit, and then had a note impaled to his chest with a knife by a Dutch-Moroccan citizen who didn't like Theo's opinions. And then when an artist friend of Theo's painted a mural in his honour that featured the words: THOU SHALT NOT KILL, the Iman of a nearby mosque demanded that it be removed because he felt it was 'racist.'

It's hard to present yourself as peaceful and tolerant when your 'brothers' are anything but.

So here's a solution.

Don't call these terrorists and the people who support them Muslim, or Islamic anymore.

Call them what they really are.

Sociopathic sadists who profess to worship God, when in fact they worship death and suffering. And you can sum it up in one word:

They are now OSAMISTS.

It's simple, punchy and sums up their philosophy of death and destruction with the man who embodies it. Someone who could have done a lot of good in the world with his wealth and influence, but instead chose to spread evil like cancer.

Osama Bin Ladin, his followers and the people who support them are not your brothers. They are destroying the faith you hold dear for their own grab at power. The Great Satan is real, and he is not the USA, he is already in your house and is consuming the souls of your children.

It's time to cast these human malignancies out of your mosques and your social groups. Stand up to them, declare that their twisted form of death-love is not your way, and then declare that they have forsaken the Prophet for the cause of twisted man who plays games with people's lives for his perverse amusement.

It's the only thing that can save your faith from total oblivion. A faith that will be destroyed not by outside 'infidels' but from inside, by a disease I call Osamism.

The Democratic Party & The MSM: Not just biased, but bigoted too.

Condoleeza Rice will move from the post of National Security Adviser to Secretary of State once the confirmation is complete in the new term. I had her pegged for Defense, but hey, I'm just an opinionated yahoo, I'm not one of Dionne Warwick's Psychic Friends.

Naturally Democratic Party functionaries and left leaning hacks of the MSM are jumping on her. And since they can't attack her work, or her mind, both are pretty substantial, they resort to using ugly ethnic stereotypes in a vain attempt to demean her. Editorial cartoonists are dressing her up like Butterfly McQueen and Garry 'Doonesbury' Trudeau has taken to calling her 'Brown Sugar.' (Trudeau's faux-pas might be a symptom of some deeply buried attraction to the comely Ms. Rice. It can't be an attempt at comedy, because Doonesbury has never been funny.)

Now if a Republican MSM outlet, there are so many, used sexist and racist language to demean a high ranking African-American cabinet member of the Clinton administration the MSM would be demanding heads on platters. Then again they were no high ranking African American cabinet members in the Clinton Administration. In fact it's the party of Lincoln that has put the future of American diplomacy in the hands of not one, but two back to back African Americans. Both are self-made people who rose to the tops of their chosen professions through diligence, hard work, and their considerable intellects.

I support Condeleeza Rice as Secretary of State. She already has the respect of many world leaders, she's tough, and has more sheer balls than anyone. She recognizes the weakness of the UN, the treachery of the French, and the ignorance that most of the free world has about the threat it faces. On real issues, she's a hard act to attack. So the Democrats dig up old and disgusting racist attacks, because deep down she scares them.

She has the potential to be the first African American and Female President of the USA, and she's a Republican. She makes all their candidates look like worn out old hacks with worn out old ideas.

Apparently Democrats are allowed to do anything racist and sexist as long as its African American targets are Republican. Gee, the last time this happened was when Southern Democratic bosses took over the Klu Klux Klan to use violence and terror to prevent African Americans from voting Republican.

The more things change the more things stay the same.

Except now they use fear mongering, racism, and slander.

I guess there are still a few white hoods in the closet at DNC headquarters.

Why doesn't the MSM report on that?


A Shower of Bastards

Warning: The Following Rant Contains Adult Language...
and the FCC says that adult language is the gateway to drug abuse, alcoholism, and sex with women.
You've been warned.

As I write this it's looking pretty certain that Michael Moore's buddies, his 'minutemen of Iraqi freedom' have shot and murdered international aid worker Margaret Hassan for the grievous crimes of trying to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, and tending to the sick and injured.

The latest jihadi snuff video shows a bravely masked 'warrior of God' bravely shooting a bound and gagged woman in the back of the head.

In case you don't get it, I'm being sarcastic.

This act shows the lowest depths of cowardice and treachery that these people will stoop to. Innocence is no protection in their eyes, in fact, they view innocence as a form of weakness. And after they brutally butcher these people, they then release the videos on the web and on sale on streetcorners all over the Islamic world. Not to horrify us, that's just a pleasant side effect to them. Nope, the real reason they film these murders is to attract more drooling psychopaths like them to their cause.

Naturally, the American MSM is giving the late Margaret Hassan the barest minimum of lip service while saving all their outrage over a US Marine shooting an unarmed and wounded insurgent. Well I'm sorry, but I can't weep for a man who probably joined his 'holy cause' after wasting hours of his life masturbating to Al-Zarqawi's previous snuff videos and wanted a taste of the real thing.

The dead insurgent was shot and killed by a soldier who just seconds earlier was under fire and dealing with booby trapped corpses on the streets of Fallujah. The dead insurgent was killed in the heat of battle, people like Margaret Hassan and the others were cold bloodedly murdered, not for any realistic political gain, but for enjoyment of perverts and sadists who hide behind the mask of religion to justify their atrocities.

I think the government of the USA is being too polite when describing these so-called insurgents. Don't call them 'insurgents' or 'resistance fighters' call them what they really are: A pack of dog-fucking cowardly sons of bitches.

Bush should use that line in his next speech on the subject. The next time a defeatist MSM hack asks a question calling the Fallujah operation a failure because Al-Zarqawi fled, then Bush should answer: "Al-Zarqawi ran away, that's what you'd expect from a cowardly dog-fucking son of a bitch. They always run away when faced by real warriors. Bin Ladin's made a career of running and hiding while sending other dumb bastards to die, why should Al-Zarqawi be any different?"

Also mention that this 'religious insurgency' happens to be led by a convicted rapist, something the MSM tends to neglect. Then say that any operation that kills that many terrorists is a success because each dead terrorist means one less terrorist killing Iraqi children, or torturing aide workers for their own jollies.

If the FCC fines you Bush, then pardon yourself, the days of this pussyfooting pseudo-diplomatic language is over. You've got your second term, now hit them like a hammer and don't stop until the last cowardly dog-fucking son of a bitch is dead and buried.

Man am I pissed off!

Talk among yourselves...


Saddam, you really are an idiot.

Don't take this the wrong way Saddam, I know you've been going through a rough patch, what with losing your dictatorship and being caught in the political equivalent of an outhouse pit, and you can't have any more fun with your boys Uday and Qusay torturing raping and pillaging, but I just have to say this.

  • Saddam Hussein, you are an idiot.
  • You're a major idiot.
  • Dumber that a sack of hammers.
  • Thick as a brick and half as smart.
  • Have as much good sense as a block of wood.
  • You're dumber than a convention of idiots being held in the Stupidville Convention Centre.
  • If your IQ was room temperature Celsius, we'd have to turn up the furnace.
Not only did you run one of the most potentially wealthy countries into the ground, you then picked a fight with the USA and now you're waiting for the new Iraqi government to pick a time for your televised hanging.

And here's the good part. You stole 21 BILLION DOLLARS from the Oil for Food scam and the best escape route you could come up with was a hole in the ground. If I was you I would have never picked a fight with the Yanks in the first place, but if I did end up looking at an imminent invasion, I'd be in Switzerland with a new face and passport identifying me as Abdul Al-Abu, a retired oil salesman from Jordan who is lookingfor a nice sunny place to spend his prosperous autumn years.

But I'm not you, I actually have a few functioning brain cells.

Do yourself and the world a favour and end it all, because your stupidity is contagious. It's spread to those so-called insurgents in Fallujah.

What a dumb-ass.

A True and Heartwarming Story.... Sort of... Okay, maybe not...


As a wee shaver growing up among the fjords of Saskatchewan, I was taught by the nuns at the school of Our Lady of the Perpetual Clip On The Ear. I have many fond memories of that place, so pull up a chair and I'll tell you the story of the great pissing contest of 1977.

One day my school chum Fred Guriachi, the half-italian half japanese asthmatic chain smoker, challenged me to see who could piss higher up the washroom wall. And since I had just downed a litre of Coke, I figured I was a shoo in. So I said: "You're on Fred, let's get pissing."

So there we were, pissing our way up the already piss yellow bathroom wall tiles when in walked Sister Bernadette who was wondering what we doing in the bathroom for so long.

Employing the ancient art of Nun-Fu she paralyzed us both with an expert ear lobe hold and dragged us to the office of Brother Bernard, the school's principal.

"I caught these two hooligans trying to see who could piss farther up the bathroom wall," barked Sister Bernadette.

"What did you do?" asked Brother Bernard.

"I hit the ceiling!"

"Good," answered Brother Bernard, "never let the little bastards get ahead."


It seems somehow fitting...

Yasser Arafat, arch terrorist, toast of European Anti-Semites, self proclaimed Father of the Palestinian Nation, and enricher of Swiss Bankers was buried today and the whole affair seemed to fit him and his life.
He was planted in an expensive coffin in his Ramallah compound amid much hullabaloo, wailing, and gnashing of teeth.  He was buried the way the way he lived, making a lot of noise, wrapped in something expensive--but ultimately useless to anyone else, and he's still costing the Palestinian people their blood and treasure. 
His grave is surrounded by wrack and ruin which is also fitting because all he ever succeeded in doing was spreading death and destruction to everything he touched.  He was sloppy, corrupt, cruel, selfish, inconsiderate and greedy beyond the dreams of average avarice.  He helped forge the incompently run, corrupt, racist, mysoginistic, and predominantly fascist Middle East governments we know and loathe and that's a legacy I'm sure he's proud of.
Not only was he an evil malignant man, but he was also bad at it.  He achieved none of the goals he professed, preferring to pertpetuate pointless conflicts, obstruct attempts at peace, while looting his people blind.
My message to the Palestinian people is this.  Now that tumour called Arafat is gone.  Take this as an opportunity to forge an identity as peacemakers.  Throw away the bomb belt and pick up the olive branch.  You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish.


CIVIL WAR! Dem's Fighting words!

It seems some of the Democratic Party's more fanciful fantasists are enamoured with the concept of the 'Blue States' seceding from what they call 'JesusLand' and fighting a civil war to do it.
Okay, it's time for a reality check you poor deluded little people.
  1. You're going to take on the people in the country who own all the guns.  Now that's bright.  To paraphrase Blackadder: "It's the dumbest military move made since Olaf the Hairy ordered 500 Viking war helmets with the horns on the inside.
  2. If you look at the maps, most of the Blue States are full of Red Counties who might not care to go along with your secession fantasy.  And remember, they've got guns.

But on a more serious note I think it's time that Democrats look at the last Civil War to learn the most important lesson of that tragic event.


Democrats like to claim that their fights are for 'rights' and that these 'rights' are an absolute good.  Let's look at the rights they are willing to fight for.

1860s- Democrats started America's bloodiest conflict so the ancestors of Al Gore could own the ancestors of Martin Luther King jr.  According to them it was a 'right' that they believed was an 'absolute good.'  What it was in reality, was an attempt to prop up a morally and economically bankrupt system called slavery that enriched their elite financiers.

2004- Democrats want to secede to protect the 'rights' of the United Nations to dictate American foreign policy.  What that is in reality is the protection of tinpot despots, dictators, and terrorist, in the name of a mythical 'absolute good.'

So remember this lesson.  Pick your battles wisely, and maybe you won't have to fight more than one.

Yasser Arafat is Dead, and it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

The world is now less one human malignancy now that the passing of Yasser Arafat is now official.  The French, friend of dictactors and despots alike, gave him a hero's sendoff for the flight to Egypt and then his burial in Ramallah.
I'm not going to apologize for not crying like a BBC reporter over his illness because the man had absolutely no positive effect on anyone.  The hagiographers of hellspawn in the press are declaring that Yasser gave the Palestinian people their identity.
An identity as violent terrorists who blow up buses, butcher athletes, fire rockets into schools, and danced gleefully in the streets of Gaza & the West Bank as the twin towers fell taking almost 3000 innocent souls with them.
That's a great identity to take with you into history.
Yasser Arafat was the human equivalent of a tumor, creating nothing good but leeching all that is worth anything out of the Palestinian people and the Middle East in general.  All of his grand dreams of conquest and glory created nothing but death and horror in Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, and especially among the Palestinians themselves. 
I won't cry for Arafat, and neither should the Palestinian people.  He's done nothing but use and abuse them, perpetuating violence for his own enrichment, and it's time they realised that. 
Send him to where he belongs, to the dustbin of history.


Why Kerry Lost, or The Militant Middle Triumphant!

The MSM (MainStream Media) is busy wringing their hands over the reelection of George W. Bush and the defeat of their chosen golden boy and George Soros's political valet John Forbes Kerry. Some of the more Liberal folks I know are contemplating fleeing to Canada and one predicted 'civil war in 2005.' A notion that made me laugh. Because if there's going to be a civil war then a dyed in the wool Democrat is in a truckload of sh*t because the Republicans have all the guns. So I asked him, what are you going to fight them with good intentions and hardcover copies of Noam Chomsky's latest screed?

The MSM and their Democratic bosses are also theorizing about why their candidate lost. And, logically, they're basing those theories on the same useless exit polls that predicted a Kerry landlside. But using this data the MSM are claiming that there's a rising Christian Right movement that will take over America via Dubya and make it into a theocracy that resembles the one in Usama Bin Ladin's darkest and dampest dreams.

Let me tell you something folks, they are all wrong.

And I should know, because I'm always right about everything.

It's got nothing to with the Christian Right and it's got everything to do with what I call the MILITANT MIDDLE. Average folks and political centrists who dont agree with everything Dubya's done since 2000, but prefer it to the wishy-washy terrorist coddling morally ambiguous (or is that nuanced) style of the Democrats.

The Militant Middle likes America and likes the fact that no matter how bad things seem to get, they always end up getting better in the end (the only country that can honestly make such a claim). They like their way of life and the freedom that only America guarantees.

What they don't like are psychotic yahoos crashing planes into office buildings or blowing up school children in order to fulfill some adolescent masturbation fantasy of paradise with 72 virgins. (Word to the terrorists, that's not as great as it sounds, I went to high school with 300 virgins and I didn't get lick of action.)

They also don't like people who bad mouth their country, its freedoms, and the men and women who risk their lives daily to insure those freedoms. They don't like people who call baby-bombing bastards 'insurgents' or in the case of Kerry buddy Michael Moore 'freedom fighters' or 'victims of despair.'

What they like is someone who calls someone who does evil things exactly what they are: EVILDOERS. And the Militant Middle like leaders that don't waver, fudge their beliefs, or fabricate facts in the vain hope that such flip-flopping would get them elected.

In wartime the Militant Middle demands consistency, strength, and clarity of purpose. Not vague promises and 'nuanced' and 'sensitive' treatment of those who slaughter the innocent.

It wasn't the Right that won this election. It was the Left that lost it, and it was the Militant Middle who really won.

That's enough for now, talk among yourselves.


Four Moore Years

George W. "Dubya" Bush has been reelected and the John F. "Jenghis Khan" Kerry campaign sank like a stone.

And I'll bet you dinars to donuts that Michael Moore couldn't be happier.

Don't run fleeing and screaming that this blogger has gone off his meds. Hear me out.

During the 80's & early 90's it was the Reagan/Bush 1 era, and Michael Moore put out ROGER & ME, the first in his series of pseudo-documentaries. It made money and it got him way more attention than he deserved.

Then came Clinton.

The American Left was in the ascendant. And Moore's career was pretty much in a standstill. Sure he still made films and wrote books, he even had two short lived TV shows. But nobody saw those films, shows, or read those books outside of a few hardcore lefties.

Then came Bush 2.

Then came 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

America had been attacked by a vicious and brutal fascist enemy and Moore was as happy as a hog rolling in his own feces. Especially when America struck back, and struck back hard.

This got the left all hot and bothered, they like it when America is hit, but think it's morally wrong for the good old USA to defend itself. They needed a voice, and were willing to go along with any crackpot conspiracy theory that would justify their "America is evil" mindset.

They delivered him an Oscar for BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, a mostly fictional hodge-podge of slanders and half-truths spun so hard that they generated their own gravity. He used his Oscar speech to deliver the expected Anti-Bush screed and Hollywood's lefty community loved him for it and pledge their undying allegiance to him and total belief in everything he says.

So he made FAHRENHEIT 9/11, an even more fictional 'documentary' about the 9/11 attacks and the war in Iraq. Portraying Saddam's Iraq as some sort of suburban paradise and America as the font of all evil in the world.

And the left declared that it was good and ran to the theatres in droves, seeing the film again, and again, and again, pushing its ticket sales past the $100 million mark.

Sure, he campaigned for Kerry, but he knew that his fan base is small, consisting of leftover baby-boomers who wanted to be hippies but their country club forbid long hair, and those lovable brainwashed liquor and pot fuelled drones that pass for college students these day, and he knew that Kerry couldn't win. That's why he used his innately obnoxious nature to polarize the country more than usual.

Not to create a Bush defeat, but a Bush victory.

He needs Bush to get his fan base riled up, or else he's have to give up his Park Avenue apartment, his summer place in the Hamptons, his tables in all the best restaurants, his invitations to Hollywood's hottest parties, and his private jet.

The self proclaimed champion of the working man needs his luxuries.

As much as he needs Bush.


Bush 2.2: What Does the Future Hold?

Time to look into my crystal ball to see what's coming up in the second Bush term.
  1. John Ashcroft will resign the post of Attorney General before the 2nd inauguration. And in a gesture of bipartisanship Dubya will offer the position to the Democratic Attorney General of New York Elliot Spitzer. This will mollify Congressional Dems, get the Republicans a law & order AG, and keep Spitzer from running for Governor of New York against Pataki.
  2. Donald Rumsfeld will also retire and be replaced by Condeleeza Rice as Secretary of Defence.
  3. Colin Powell will stay on as Secretary of State.
  4. Dick Cheney will retire in 2006 or 2007 and be replaced in the Veep position by Rudy Giuliani.
  5. Rising Louisiana Republican Bobby Jindal will get a cabinet position, first as a Deputy Secretary of Health and then will be promoted in 2006 to Secretary of Health or Education.
  6. Hillary Clinton will win the 2008 Democratic nomination and will name Barak Obama of Illinois as her Veep candidate. She'll narrowly beat out Elliot Spitzer by calling him a 'closet Republican' and mobilizing the George Soros/MoveOn/Michael Moore crowd against him.
  7. Hillary will be faced in the 2008 presidential election by the Republican Rudy Giuliani/Condeleeza Rice ticket.

Keep a note of this little piece. I have a scary tendency of always being right.

*insert eerie music*

Why-O Why-O Did we ever count Ohio...

Well, election day has come and gone with nary a legal challenge in sight. John Kerry conceded Ohio because despite what the tinfoil hat brigade in the Democratic Party say in their blogs, he still would have lost even if every one of the provisional ballots were for him.
And if John Kerry follows the pattern of his life he'll throw his fly to Paris to secretly meet with Republican reps, come back to toss his Democratic Party card over the fence of the White House and denounce his party before congress as 'war criminals' who acted like 'Jenjis Khan.'
Okay, I'm being silly, but you can't say it's not possible.


Some Reflections on a Holiday Past...

Last Sunday was Halloween. That annual celebration of ghouls, goblins, and geeks gones wild.
And with Halloween came the usual crop of Halloween related crap.
First several communities 'moved' Halloween from Sunday to Saturday or banned trick or treating completely because they didn't want 'the devil's holiday' happening on the Lord's Day.
Then there was a protest at an elementary school. Apparently the principal banned the annual Halloween costume party because he feared that it might offend Wiccans. 150+ students showed up in costume as an act of protest.
Good for you kids you know the real reason for Halloween.
It's not about the Devil.
It's not about Wiccans.
It's about CANDY you morons.
It's about DRESSING UP in something silly.
It's about GOING OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS to get candy or make mischief.
It's about FUN.
It's about being a FREAKING KID.
So leave the kids alone, and don't try to pin your adult prejudices and concerns on them. Kids have enough to worry about in this world and Halloween shouldn't be one them.
So here's a message to all those who interfere with Halloween:


Is the Democratic Party Racist?

It's beginning to look that way.

First you've got Democrat activists running willy-nilly all over the country and the media claiming that African Americans can't operate simple voting machines or find the correct address of their polling station.

Second you've got Al Gore begging African Americans not to riot if Bush wins, and John Edwards's bride stating that African Americans will run wild in the streets if the Republicans win. What strikes me as interesting that all the violence in this hotly contested election has been perpetrated by upper middle class MoveOn.Org drones who are almost entirely of the CAUCASIAN PERSUASION. But the Democratic party will assume that African Americans will be the cause of any election-related violence.


Then you have the NAACP (an organisation created and funded by Dubya's ancestors) and their chief race baiter Julian Bond making wild claims that another Bush term will mean a return of the Jim Crow Laws. A claim originally made by Al Gore in 2000. That assumes that America's African American voterswill believe that the President, who has a very positive race relations record, will purposely destroy America's democracy and economy and for no other reason that he's "evil." It makes no sense and assumes that African American voters are sheep.

Of course one should look at things that were created by Republicans, and things that were created by Democrats.


  1. The Emancipation Proclamation. Yep, it was good old Republicans that ended that little human atrocity called slavery, and even risked their own lives and economy to see it through in a little thing called THE CIVIL WAR.
  2. The NAACP. Was created by the same Christian Abolitionists that founded the Republican Party.
  3. The Only Viable African American Presidential Candidates. The first African American President will be from the Republican Party. Don't just write that off as Partisan BS. The Democrats run guys like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, old school race-baiters whose time passed a long time ago. Look at who are in the Republican Party, Colin Powell, one of the most respected men in America, and Condoleeza Rice, one of the biggest brains in government today. They weren't shunted off to some lame window dressing position like HUD, they were given key roles that define the USA's place in the world. White people admire them.


  1. The Klu Klux Klan. Yep, this group was started originally as a protest group targetting carpetbagger politicians by Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forest, who left the organisation when it became the paramilitary wing of the Democratic Party. When the Democratic Party took it over, it became the virulent racist group we all know and loathe, and it was given the new task of suppressing black votes through violence and terrorism. Al Gore's from Tennesse, a old Klan stronghold, I wonder if his ancestors were members?
  2. Jim Crow Laws. Sadly a political compromise to resolve a contested election ended the promise of reconstruction, allowing Southern Democrats to form the Jim Crow Laws that kept the American South segregated and backward until the 1960's.

I think African American voters have only one choice this election. A choice to break from the Democrats who use them, abuse them, and take them for granted. It's time to take a stand and tell the Democrats: "Don't piss in my ear and tell me it's raining!" and to vote for someone who won't take them for granted and brand them with insulting stereotypes.

A Look In My Crystal Ball.

"I will fight Al Qaida like I fought the Viet Cong!"
That, more or less, was what John Forbes Kerry said in one of his more recent drone fests. All part of his desire to appear tough and decisive in the fields of foreign policy.

Well let's look into our crystal balls and see how that translates to today's situation.
First, he'll fight Al Qaida for four months, specifically sending troops on a secret & illegal Christmas Eve mission to Pakistan before he's even sworn in.

Then after four months, he'll scream he's got a few boo-boos, pulls American troops out or Iraq and Afghanistan and leaves the Presidency. (I know I sound petty, but the whole issue has become petty.)

He'll then go to Paris, where he'll secretly meet representatives of Al Qaida to discuss with them the terms of our surrender.
Then he'll come home, start a groupt called "Ex-President's Against War" with Jimmy Carter, throw his old Presidential veto stamp over the fence of the White House, and demand that all personnel of the US military be branded as War Criminals because Al Qaida told him they were.

Iraq will become an Islamist state, so will Spain and France plunging the European Union into civil war. The Taliban will regain control of Afghanistan. Usama Bin Ladin will dance a victory jig in Kabul, and promptly shoot himself for the sin of dancing.

Israel will say: "To hell with this" and start tossing out nukes like Halloween candy, leaving a large chunk of the Earth scorched and irradiated.

Kerry will retire to an estate in Idaho next door to political guru/profiteer George Soros, and head a campaign called "Americans for Sharia Law and Esperanto" that pledges to 'help America stop offending the Muslim world through total surrender.'

So that's how he'll do it.

Suddenly I feel a chill down my spine.

~Vox Poplar


A Presciption for the Media.


Seriously, you sound like one of those whackos who lives in a ramshackle hovel in woods writing a 5,000 page manifesto on how all evil in the world is the fault of a conspiracy between the Freemasons, the Jesuits, and the League of Women Voters.

This week Usama Bin Ladin put out a new video to show people that he's still alive, and hopefully steal some spotlight from his disciple turned rival in carnage Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi.

The video basically showed that Usama spouting the same pseudo-facts you'd find in Michael Moore films and John Kerry/MoveOn advertisements. In fact, it was almost word for word with them. Eerie!

Gab Show institution Larry King decided to interview grey eminence of CBS (pass the memo) News Walter Cronkite about the tape.

Did Cronkite have anything intelligent to say?

Sadly no.

Poor old Walter Cronkite, the man who declared the Tet Offensive a defeat, even though the Viet Cong had been almost completely wiped out, could only say that he suspected that Karl Rove somehow made Usama make the tape in some ploy to help Bush with the election.

All right...

Boy that Karl Rove must have almost supernatural powers. He must be able to magically find Usama and somehow compell the Saudi Psychopath to read a script from the next MoveOn ad campaign in some convoluted plot to 'steal the presidency.'

Wouldn't it be smarter if Rove used his incredible superpowers to find Bin Ladin, have Bush kill Usama with his bare hands on live TV and then deliver his head to American people.

Now that would have been a whopper of an October Surprise.

Sadly, the left and their media minions have slipped into a realm of paranoia that defies description.

It's time to take your meds Walter, and return from Planet Soros.

Talk among yourselves.