August 29, 2007 - August 22, 2007
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?
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:
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:
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
Stern. The InstaPunk entry quoted from a Stern
interview posted on the Harvard website:
This inspired InstaPunk to offer the following advice:
Here's what Dave had to say about it:
And so does Mike Wallace's apologia for what's his name. But shouldn't
Mike know by now that totalitarian tyrants become
totalitarian tyrants 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 burnerpatriot, expressed his gratitude about the multi-lateral effort to prevent another 9/11 type terrorist attack on his native land in these terms:
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
taps 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 Hollywood celebrities 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 Israel?
We give up. You figure it out.
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 promised land.
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 an appropriate
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 heads 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 JewJoe Lieberman 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 Congress.
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 want 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 in hellheaven.
UPDATE.Welcome, Instapundit readers. While you're here, take a look at our coverage of the Reuters photo controversy, some thoughts on anti-Zionism, and our recommendations on rescheduling the Brits' cancelled Muslim Fun Day. Oh. Yeah. Check out our regular feature, The Friday Follies.