November 24, 2009

Obiter dicta

1. I was sent this Newt Gingrich quote today:
I am not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, but that America gave him the White House based on the same credentials.

2. From the Telegraph blogsite a comment from 'sunnysocal':
Wow, you guys are my new favorite News website. I haven’t heard or read a thing about this Manhattan Declaration. I was also reading the posts by James Delingpole regarding global warming. Time and time again I have to read the English news websites for information regarding things that the MSM in the US don’t want us to know about.
I do agree and the Telegraph blog home is a good pointer to a lot of good stuff. Matt Drudge is an avid Daily Mail linker and the Delingpole post referred to in the Telegraph is today's top left link on Drudgereport, tho it was linked on Anatreptic 3 days ago. Journalism school hardly exists in Britain. Go figure.

November 22, 2009

This weekend, the end of an affair

Who wrote this?
If we could see a Reduced Shakespeare summary of Obama’s presidency so far, it would read:

Dither, dither, speech. Foreign trip, bow, reassure. Seminar, summit. Shoot a jump shot with the guys, throw out the first pitch in mom jeans. Compromise, concede, close the deal. Dither, dither, water down, news conference.


And who's less than thrilled?

And mordant satire, no less, as the Chinese premier adopts the position familiar to Saturday Night Live:

So, what is going on? Dowd, Matthews, Saturday Night Live are liberal curs, but they are curs even before they are liberal and they can tell when the wind has turned and they can turn with the wind:

November 21, 2009

Anthropogenic Global Scamming - today's crib sheet

Upton Sinclair:
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it.
A CEO is going to hire a new accountant and summons a series of candidates. He asks each applicant, "What is two plus two?" The first two candidates answer, "Four." They don't get the job. The third responds, "What do you want it to be?" He gets hired.
James Delingpole: The final nail in the coffin of 'Anthropogenic Global Warming'?

Popular Technology: 450 Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skepticism of "Man-Made" Global Warming.

November 18, 2009

9/11 - the director's cut

The perverted decision to try the illegal combatant, Khalid Sheikh Mohamed, in a civil court in New York City is such an Obaman blunder that little further comment is necessary:

I speculate that the DoJ left-wing lawyers from Holder down foresaw an opportunity to put Bush and Cheney on trial using KSM as their tool. Waterboarding could be criticized for excluding evidence and Obaman respect for due process a la Harvard Law School contrasted with cowboy justice. But they didn't think it thru, did they? Bush and Cheney now shine thru as resolute, effective defenders of America, while the Obamans look like agenda-driven political mice, squeaking about DoJ protocols to justify the unjustifiable.

Bear in mind that most of the Obamans have no experience running anything, so decision-taking is something they make up on the fly. When the decision looks bad have Holder say he didn't consult Obama, just told him, then Obama say he told Holder to decide and add that he takes responsibility for everything when pressed. Wouldn't it be nice to say "It's above my pay grade" again?

Another day, another ludicrous decision. Meanwhile Obama's "very close to a decision" on Afghanistan - in or out? win or retreat? God help the poor grunts who have to implement this naif's decisions. God help us all who have this fraud-for-President deciding how to cope with a nuclear Iran.

Toxic asses

In the UK the socialist/opportunist Labour government has stunk up the country for the last 12 years and now smells of death itself. Even its apparatchiks in the media are sick of it. A General Election must be held by May 2010 and the Conservatives seem threatened only from the right by the anti-EU UK Independence Party and from the far left by the British National Party, a semi-fascist outfit with racist roots which taps into valid concerns about immigration, Islamism, multiculturalism and political correctness. Under such stress it's only natural for Gordon Brown to revert to his core instinct - envy. So the centre-piece of Labour's programme is...wait for it...a jihad against bankers' bonuses with overt threats to legislate to tear up existing contracts. This is self-evidently monstrous in a free society, but so now are other laws on stuff like 'hate-speech' and shutting down adoption agencies which refuse to collaborate with homosexual adoption.

Anyway let me use the bankers' bonus hook to hang up a concise statement of what just happened:

The financial debacle was due to the generation of toxic assets, presided over in the UK by those toxic asses - Chancellor Gordon Brown and Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

The toxic assets were derivatives of mortgages. The mortgage bubble in America was generated by racist left-wing legislation and blackmail plus government mandated underpricing of risk via artificially cheap credit. The whole crap sandwich is wrapped in a depraved level of government debt which essentially funds the pensions of today's government workers and bribes Democratic and Labour voters with money borrowed from China to be repaid by future generations. It's like Saturn devouring his children. In the UK Saturn is Brown. In the US Saturn is Obama. The children are our children.

November 11, 2009

Lachrymose 'gay' Chicago liberals for Bush

..and Cheney! If appreciation of Bush, especially in contrast to Obama, becomes 'gay' liturgy, then the ground is moving. The comments here are as revealing as this post:

robert c Says:

November 11, 2009 at 9:03 am
Well stated guys. I am growing ever fonder of old W the longer Bean Pole and Ms. Bitchy occupy his old Pennsylvannia Ave. diggs. It was pretty disturbing to watch how the MSM and the uber liberal banshees would malign W every chance they got. Now to watch them disembowel themselves every time someone criticizes the latest zOmbie policy makes me quiver with laughter. GWB had the courage of his convictions. We may not have always agreed with everything he did, but here was a president who didn’t gauge his every move by opinion polls or party politics. He was unfairly blamed for many things not under his control. I lived in New Orleans during Katrina and know full well most of the inaction and stupidity that caused widespread heartache could definitvely be laid on the doorstep of Blanco and Nagin. ( two matching pieces of wet toast if there ever was a set ) W has been nothing but a class act especially since his retirement. I roared with approval over a recent article entitled “What if George Bush had done this”. OMG talk about hitting the ole nail squarely on its head. Made me want to glue a copy of the article onto closet case Anderson Cooper’s forehead and give him some real 360. Thank you Mr. President & Laura for the visit to Ft. Hood, for your caring, concern and constant nobility.

Barbara Says:

November 11, 2009 at 9:25 am
What a great article you have written. When Bush grabbed the bullhorn and made those comments at the WTO, with his arm around the fireman…it was a great moment.

The Fireman actually teared up too.

I had differences with Bush on somethings, and I believe our soldiers gave him much respect…something I doubt is happening now with Obama.

I truly believe Obama doesn’t like the military and you don’t see any emotion from him when he talks about them….the only emotion you see from him, is when he speaks to ACORN & SEIU!

I feel for those soldiers that have to fight under him!

Bush & Laura actually showed their compassion, without having cameras around all the time.

I join you in thanking them.

ssmith Says:

November 11, 2009 at 9:28 am
After loathing George Bush and Dick Cheney for so long, I am realising how wrong I was about this man, especially when compared to the America-loathing Marxist-in-chief in the WH now.
Same for Dick Cheney, couldn’t stand the man, now I realise he did everything he had to do to keep this country safe.

I cannot believe how the MSM misrepresents everything, I used to listen to them, watch them… here idiots like charlie gibson and george stenospous spout their opinions.. now, it has NO impact on my opinions of anything.
I saw this utter-bias reporting against Hillary and then against Sarah Palin. F U Brian williams and the rest of the MSM!! No one believes a word you say anymore!

Thank you to the Bushes for their caring, these are genuine Americans who love their country and the US military. God Bless them both.

Another comment:

It's a mystery

As Obama scrupulously suspends judgement over the possible motive of the Fort Hood mass murderer, another enigma, the DC sniper, John Allen Muhammad, was gently put to sleep last night. He died peacefully, "calm and stoic, defiant to the end." His motives are a mystery too:
Answers to why he and a teenage accomplice methodically hunted people going about their daily chores, why he chose his victims, including a middle schooler on his way to class, and how many there were went to the grave with him.
Maybe there's a clue in the drawings of Muhammad's pupil assassin:

Muhammad was a member of Nation of Islam, whose head, Minister Louis Farrakhan points out:
if it were in fact a Black-White hate thing, why would he shoot five persons of color--one an Indian and four Blacks and one a child?
Ok, irony aside, let's re-state the bleeding obvious:

1. A principle motive was "Jihad", Islamist war on infidels. His accomplice says so and there's ample evidence in Muhammad's history.
2. Most of the media are lying about it thru suppressio veri, partly from motives of avoiding a backlash against innocent muslims, partly as reflexive propaganda to support a "social justice" narrative about who is victim, who is oppressor.
3. The US government, whose first duty is the safety of America, is lying about it to avoid having to discriminate against a thought system that wants to overthrow Western, Christian, Enlightenment inspired society in favour of Islam. That was so with Bush as well as Obama.
4. Obama is a special case. Tho he is a conscious socialist, his affinity to Islam is less direct. He is acculturated to Islam, the son of a muslim, the stepson of a muslim, educated in an Islamic school, fiercely supported by American muslims, especially Louis Farrakhan. Furthermore Obama is a product of the Frankfurt/Alinsky/Gramsci school of re-modelling human society. Islam and the Left apparently are antithetical, but actually are natural allies embodied in Barack Hussein Obama. They have the same goal - to command speech, thought and family life; and the same enemy - us.

More Ralph Peters - "At some point you just need to knock off the BS":

November 07, 2009

"And I am ready to puke"

Muslim shouts 'Allahu Akbar', guns down 44 soldiers in Texas; President Obama says motive is uncertain:
We don't know all the answers yet and I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts.

White policeman arrests black Harvard professor on a rant: President Obama says:
I think it’s fair to say, No. 1, any of us would be pretty angry.No. 2, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home. And No. 3 — what I think we know separate and apart from this incident — is that there is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately, and that’s just a fact.

November 05, 2009

These people are just wired differently from me

In making his concession speech, Democratic governor Jon Corzine was consoling his followers when he said, “My mother is probably the only one that’s happy tonight. She’s a Republican. She’s 93 years old so, we’re not going to worry too much about that.”

The line got a big laugh.

h/t Stephanie Guttman

Slapdash thoughts from London at 7am on Christie winning NJ

Thank God! Maybe Christie is wishywashy on policy, but Obama/Corzine is toast. I'll celebrate in NJ with friends and family in a couple of weeks. This will hasten the exodus from NY to NJ. Above all I want the state-dependent black cities in NJ to get their funding withdrawn. It simply pays them to be peons and underperform their whole lives in return for a tainted vote. By geography and talent NJ should be one of the most dynamic, attractive places in the world. Great beaches, lots of open space, family friendly towns, urbanity, international access, interesting weather but not too interesting. Instead NJ's been stuck with a vicious corruptocracy, keeping the middle-class on life support. Hope and change...we'll see. Christie's number 1 job should be to make stealing elections harder. Next de-fund government and attract investment. That means cutting taxes and getting a head start in the competition with the rest of the USA, especially the North-Eastern socialist states.

BTW Mick's quite right in his characterization of brainwashed attitudes to the National Health Service in the UK. This is no exaggeration:
In other western democracies like Canada and the UK, government-run health care is a very, very sacred cow, no matter how obviously dysfunctional the system is and no matter how many people have to die to keep every bureaucrat in their job.
I'd add that NJ's health care is pretty disfunctional too. The abstract answer is to get government out of health care. Result - plenty of liberal sob stories, personal responsibility, better health, richer people, voluntary charity.

Anyway down with thieves and liars and let me have men around me who are fat!

November 03, 2009

Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look

Let me have men about me that are fat;
Sleek-headed men and such as sleep o' nights:
Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look;
He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.
Fear him not, Caesar; he's not dangerous;
He is a noble Roman and well given.
Would he were fatter!

At least man up and say I'm fat.