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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Forbidden Greyhound Video

IRISH GREYS. As owners of rescued racing greyhounds, we shouldn't be showing you this video. For the overwhelming majority of dogs, greyhound racing is a cruel and abusive sport, and it should be banned, especially in the United States where state government involvement -- particularly blue states like Massachusetts and Connecticut -- has subsidized the creation of large-scale racing stables in which no one looks out for the welfare of the dogs. Despite the high value cited for the dog in the video, safety first is not the rule in the world of the track, but the exception. We shouldn't be showing you this.

Still, we couldn't resist. Those of us who love greyhounds and who are honest must admit we also love the fact that they are so incredibly, blazingly fast. The only faster land animal on earth is the cheetah, and everybody knows by now that it's a sin to harm a cheetah. It is equally a sin to harm a greyhound. One way to learn this truth if you haven't yet met one in person is to comprehend the extraordinary beauty and power of their design.

So enjoy the video and then go visit one of these important websites. Take the time to look at the pictures of the greys available for adoption. Their faces, their expressions, their eyes are as beautiful as their miraculous bodies. Who wouldn't want to live with a god? And if the god is also friendly, docile, and calming by his mere presence, who could resist?

Adopt a greyhound TODAY. You won't regret it.


No. Not if you're a man. Unless you're Andrew Sullivan.

PSAYINGS.5A.40. While liberals fret about avian flu and Global Warming, the real menace to civilization continues to rage. Bush Derangement Syndrome has now, apparently, spread to Madison Avenue, where advertising agencies who used to know that offending 35 to 40 percent of their target audience was just plain dumb have devised the little stroke of idiocy shown here. Who wants to look like Sandra Bernhardt? Who shares her rape fantasies? Who else suffers from rooster-envy? Who doesn't know a hundred "Republican thin-lipped bitches" infiinitely more attractive than this ugly, loud-mouthed Lesbian asshole? And who is so stupid as to think that all consumers of cosmetic products are lefty radicals of the same stripe as the queer execs they lunch with in mid-town Manhattan?

If you find her attractive, keep it to yourself. For your own good.

UPDATE. La Malkin is on the case now. Excellent. While you're here, do NOT look at the August 23rd entry because it will be highly offensive to certain liberal women, especially the mean Hamsher photo.

Tomorrow's News Today:

Famous European Diplomat

THE HARD WAY. Peace in the middle east. Cool. All it takes is men of good will at the United Nations, in Israel, and in the wholly owned subsidiary of Hizbollah called Lebanon to say the right words and end the repugnant use of force. Three cheers. We're so happy about this fine outcome that we can't resist throwing in our own two cents worth of wisdom. Which we'll do as soon as you read this excellent post by Dean Barnett.

Did you read it? Good. Pop quiz: What does the word 'hudna' mean? Gotcha. Go read Dean Barnett's post for real.

That's better. Now for our two cents. Here's Cent One: Neville Chamberlain's triumphant announcement of peace in 1938. Cent Two is from 1939.

Olmert take note.

We never once thought the Israelis were fools. Now we are entertaining the thought. God help us all.

Friday, August 11, 2006

The Friday Follies

A week when everything seems bass-ackwards

TGIF. 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... Developing...

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:

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 same.

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:

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," Reid said.

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 even more.

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.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Michael Moore Takes Charge

Oysters... oysters... are you listening?

MEMORIES. After months of semi-exile, Michael Moore has mounted the stage once again to rally the Democratic troops:

Wednesday, 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.

Michael Moore

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.

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