August 12, 2006 - August 5, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
The Friday Follies
week when everything seems bass-ackwards
Backwards is as backwards does, so we'll start with the most
trivial news of the week. Tucker Carlson is reputedly going to be on Dancing
with the Stars
. This is obviously backwards. Shouldn't the
producers begin by announcing the stars
who will be participating in the show?
Tucker dancing with a stool... and
coming off second best.
Next up, another triviality. Seems Mike Wallace journeyed over to Iran
to interview -- what's his name
-- the current caliph of Persia. Until 60 Minutes airs the edited
result, we have no way of knowing for sure what occurred between them,
but we do have two early reports. The first
contains the following fascinating passage:
Wallace has spent a lot of time in Iran
over the past four decades, interviewing the Shah, former President
Hashemi Rafsanjani and, most famously, the 1979 sitdown with the
Ayatollah Khomeini [when he] asked the Iranian leader what he thought
of Anwar Sadat's desciption [sic] of him as a lunatic.
There wasn't any of that this time. Wallace dismissed the common
perceptions of Ahmadinejad.
"He's actually, in a strange way, he's a rather attractive man, very
smart, savvy, self-assured, good looking in a strange way," Wallace
said. "He's very, very short but he's comfortable in his own skin."
Oka-a-a-a--y. And there's this odd entry in the Drudge Report, which
isn't actually linked to anything but provides much food for thought:
88-year-old CBS journalist Mike Wallace
says Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [is] a 'reasonable' man on
Sean Hannity's ABC radio program... Points out Ahmadinejad not
anti-Jewish... just anti-Zionist state. Says many Jews in Iranian
Parliament, in great positions in Iranian life... Believes Ahmadinejad
sincere in his hope for peaceful coexistence between Iran and West...
Troubled by comparisons of leader to Hitler... Marvels at Ahmadinejad's
civil engineering degree, 'intellect', 'savvy'... Asks viewers not to
bring 'prejudices' to Sunday night '60 MINUTES' broadcast... Proclaims
'discussion' was sincere and not for propaganda purposes...
What's backwards here? Certainly not that a CBS newsman would choose to
overlook the Persian's crystal clear rhetoric of racial hatred at a
time when Iran is fueling a proxy war against Israel to divert
attention from its genocidal nuclear ambitions. That's to be expected.
The CBS moonwalk when faced with evident truth has been remarkably
consistent since Walter Cronkite decided to declare the crushing
defeat of the Tet Offensive a victory for Ho Chih Minh. What amazes us
is the relevance of a comment on this very site by the illustrious Dave Hardy
in response to
InstaPunk's post about Harvard lecturer Jessica
. The InstaPunk entry quoted from a Stern
posted on the Harvard website:
Some of the leaders I’ve met are
extremely charismatic. I have found myself feeling slightly mesmerized,
even when these charismatic leaders espouse views I find abhorrent. I
can readily imagine that young men from difficult backgrounds might
feel hypnotized in the presence of these leaders, especially if the
leaders have taken them into their homes, armed compounds, or schools.
This inspired InstaPunk to offer the following advice:
If Ms. Stern has close friends and
family who care about her, my final words are to them. Don't let her go
alone into any place where she can bask in the glow of the jihadist OR
gangsta rap fads. She'll get hurt or killed. The women who choose to
accommodate them are their most natural victims.
Here's what Dave had to say about it:
Remember how much of the British
upper-crust was enamored with one A. Hitler, to the point where one
lady attempted suicide at the outbreak of WWII? Not just interested in
appeasing him, but quite fascinated with his person. Sounds much the
And so does Mike Wallace's apologia for what's his name. But shouldn't
Mike know by now that totalitarian tyrants become
in the first place by establishing a cult of
personality that overwhelms all other considerations? That being
magnetic, attractive, charismatic, and persuasive is their one
indispensable attribute, no matter how crazed they are in fact? Go
home, Mike. Take up fly-fishing. Your job here is done.
Now, finally, we can move on to something that is, uh, another
triviality. Harry Reid, esteemed barn burner
expressed his gratitude about the multi-lateral effort to prevent
another 9/11 type terrorist attack on his native land in
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid,
D-Nev., said the incident shows that "as a result of mismanagement and
the wrong funding priorities, we are not as safe as we should be."
Reid blamed the expenditure of more than $300 billion to fight the war
in Iraq for diverting money that should be spent to combat terrorism.
"This latest plot demonstrates the need for the Bush administration and
the Congress to change course in Iraq and ensure that we are taking all
the steps necessary to protect Americans at home and across the world,"
Of course, he failed to specify what measures he would have undertaken
with the additional $300 billion, given that he and his party are
opposed to the phone/internet
and financial surveillance that were key to exposing the
newest hijacking conspiracy. Perhaps he was merely taking the classic
bass-ackwards Democratic stance that the only way to address any
problem is to throw gigantic gobs of money at it without the slightest
attempt to link legislative strategies with real-world problems or
expenditures with results. Now we get it. If we'd just spent enough in the name of homeland security
it wouldn't matter how we spent it: nobody would have any
grounds to complain about a half dozen jetliners exploding on top of
our most populous cities. And if they did complain, we could just spend
Is there anything this week that isn't trivial? Yes. Is it just us, or
is it bass-ackwards in the extreme that left-wing
are tripping all over each other to decry
Mel Gibson's anti-semitism while the mainstream media can't be bothered
to cover the institutional anti-semitism that floods newspapers,
television, and the internet with fraudulent photos
of civilian Lebanese casualties while left-wing MSM pundits continue to
overlook the deliberate civilian casualties Hizbollah is wreaking on
We give up. You figure it out.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Michael Moore Takes
Oysters... oysters... are you
After months of semi-exile, Michael Moore has mounted the stage
once again to rally the Democratic troops:
August 9th, 2006
It's All About Who
You Sleep With ... a Cautionary Note from Michael Moore
Let the resounding defeat of Senator Joe
Liebermansend a cold shiver down the spine of every Democrat who
supported the invasion of Iraq and who continues to support, in any
way, this senseless, immoral, unwinnable war. Make no mistake about it:
We, the majority of Americans, want this war ended -- and we will
actively work to defeat each and every one of you who does not support
an immediate end to this war.
Nearly every Democrat set to run for
president in 2008 is responsible for this war. They voted for it or
they supported it. That single, stupid decision has cost us 2,592
American lives and tens of thousands of Iraqi lives. Lieberman and
Company made a colossal mistake -- and we are going to make sure they
pay for that mistake. Payback time started last night.
I realize that there are those like Kerry
and Edwards who have now changed their position and are strongly
anti-war. Perhaps that switch will be enough for some to support them.
For others, like me -- while I'm glad they've seen the light -- their
massive error in judgment is, sadly, proof that they are not fit for
the job. They sided with Bush, and for that, they may never enter the
To Hillary, our first best hope for a
woman to become president, I cannot for the life of me figure out why
you continue to support Bush and his war. I'm sure someone has advised
you that a woman can't be elected unless she proves she can kick ass
just as crazy as any man. I'm here to tell you that you will never make
it through the Democratic primaries unless you start now by strongly
opposing the war. It is your only hope. You and Joe have been Bush's
biggest Democratic supporters of the war. Last night's voter revolt
took place just a few miles from your home in Chappaqua. Did you hear
the noise? Can you read the writing on the wall?
To every Democratic Senator and
Congressman who continues to back Bush's War, allow me to inform you
that your days in elective office are now numbered. Myself and tens of
millions of citizens are going to work hard to actively remove you from
any position of power.
If you don't believe us, give Joe a call.
P.S. Republicans -- sorry to leave you
out of this letter. It's just that our side has a little housecleaning
to do. We'll take care of you this November.
A lot of people considered it an anomaly that Michael Moore sat with
the Carters at the Democratic Convention in 2004.
It wasn't an anomaly. It was an accurate indicator of the cesspool the
Democratic party is becoming. Michael Moore is not really a blogger,
but he is
symbol of the Kos/Atrios/Soros/DU hate wing of America. If they win in
2006 and 2008, the United States of America will become the paradise
they envision -- a nation of 300 million people enjoying all the
equality and security they have so lavishly admired in Castros's Cuba.
Why fight it? If a majority of Americans want to be punished, bullied,
impoverished, and oppressed, that''s their rght. I won't stand in their
way. I have no more than 20 or 30 years left in this life, and the
Deluge will probably require a couple of decades to break over the
of this foolish nation.
In the interim, I ask only one thing: honesty. It's clear that hardly
any career Democrat can meet Michael Moore's standards. I applaud him
at least for his clarity on this point. It's time for the new Democrats
to recognize their best candidate for the 2008 presidential nomination
-- Pat Buchanan.
Left and right at their extremes no longer have any real meaning as
labels. The Jew
case is intensely revealing. On domestic issues,
he couldn't be more liberal -- he votes continuously for every measure
that increases the scope and power of the welfare state, including the
right of every woman to have a fetus scooped out of her uterus on the
269th day of her pregnancy. Obviously, this no longer matters to the
new Democrats Michael Moore is assembling. What does
matter is an ostrich-style
isolationism so utter as to prefer the annihilation of the entire
Jewish race to the death of a single American life.
Fine. Then let them quit pretending. Buchanan
is their man. He would
never have sent American troops into Iraq to rescue the sand niggers.
In fact, he would never have committed American troops to World War II.
He wouldn't have offended Louis Ferrakhan, Jesse Jackson, John
Dingell, and Cynthia McKinney by supporting the creation of Israel.
Like them, he hates the Jews. Like them, he wants the Jews dead. All of
them. Like them, he knows that the black and not-black muslims of the
world would stop hating America if only we joined the western
European-Arab-African-Russian consensus on the moral necessity of completing
Hitler's mission, which would be a cinch to accomplish if only we could
oust the fascist Hitlerian Republicans from the presidency and the
If you asked him nicely, I'm sure Pat Buchanan would moderate his
rhetoric about abortion and other trivial domestic matters. (Remember,
it's not really Christians you hate, or you'd gas Jimmy Carter.) If you
power, it's time to get real and go with your strongest horse. Pat
Buchanan is the only presidential contender who will never
send American troops into
battle for any reason. Why? Because unlike you, he doesn't pretend that
he has any regard at all for any life that didn't begin in America. He
despises and hates them all. Meet with him. It could be a marriage made
readers. While you're here, take a look at our coverage of the Reuters
, some thoughts on anti-Zionism
and our recommendations on rescheduling the Brits' cancelled Muslim
. Oh. Yeah. Check out our regular feature, The
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Muslim Fun Day
We were so very sorry to read this
park calls off "Muslim Fun Day"
Wed Aug 2, 2006 2:40pm ET
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest theme park has called off the
country's first "National Muslim Fun Day" because of lack of interest,
the park said Wednesday.
Alton Towers in central England was to open on September 17 for Muslims
-- with halal food, a strict dress code and prayer areas.
Music, gambling and alcohol were to be banned for the day and theme
park rides... segregated by sex.
But the park said the event's organizers, Islamic Leisure, who rented
the park for the day and were marketing the event, had called it off
due to "insufficient ticket sales."
"Alton Towers is disappointed that the planned Family Fun Day Sunday
17th September has had to be canceled," the park said in a statement.
We're convinced that muslims like fun as much as the next guy, so we
decided to check out Alton Towers to see if there was some deficiency
in their product offering. We found this
, which made the problem obvious -- not muslim enough by half.
Too much ordinary, decadent western frivolity.
If the Alton Towers folks would like to try again, here are some
suggestions for some Islamic fun that'll bring all 1.7 million Brit
muslims through the gates in a flash.
down, and all around. Slam bang fun.
custom-painted U.N. bumper cars.