Saturday, May 30, 2009

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Teleprompter by Mark Steyn on National Review Online

"What does a nuclear madman have to do to get America’s attention? On Memorial Day, the North Koreans detonated “an underground atomic device many times more powerful than the bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” as my old colleagues at the Irish Times put it. You’d think that’d rate something higher than “World News In Brief,” see foot of page 37. But instead Washington was consumed by the Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, who apparently has a “compelling personal story.”

Doesn’t Kim Jong Il have a compelling personal story? Like Sonia, he grew up in a poor neighborhood (North Korea), yet he’s managed to become a nuclear power, shattering the glass ceiling to take his seat at the old nuclear boys’ club. Isn’t that an inspiring narrative? Once upon a time you had to be a great power, one of the Big Five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, to sit at the nuclear table: America, Britain, France, Russia, China, the old sons of power and privilege. But now the mentally unstable scion of an impoverished no-account backwater with a GDP lower than that of Zimbabwe has joined their ranks: Celebrate diversity!" Read all of it for goodness sake.


Speak Softly and Carry a Big Teleprompter by Mark Steyn on National Review Online

LiveLeak.com - Fitna the Movie (New Version 4-4-2008)

Just a reminder of what is happening in an alternate reality.

LiveLeak.com - Fitna the Movie (New Version 4-4-2008)
Gagdad's Pearls:

"...it’s a fascinating thing about truth. One of the things that makes a fellow believe in a deity, really. As every psychoanalytically informed psychologist knows, there is the patient, there is the truth, and there is the truth they would like to deny, which is why they are in your office. Truth has a life of its own, and has a way of insisting its way into the patient’s discourse, try as they might to prevent it from doing so.

The truth is true, and doesn’t actually require anyone to think it. But this is not so of the lie. The lie is entirely parasitic on a thinker. Furthermore, the lie knows the truth, otherwise it could not lie about it. Pacifism is just such a lie, for it contains the truth to which it is a reaction:

...the blood of men who are far better than I, men who stand ready to do violence against the forces of evil that have made a moment like this and a person like me possible. And it's more than I can bear.

Yes, that would require growing up and facing the Truth."



One Cosmos
The Continuing War Against Women by Tammy Bruce Snow Report Blog

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Observed in Europe by VDH:

Disconnect

"...I have probably been to Europe at about thirty times in the last 36 years, and I confess I am just as baffled by the European disconnect now as I was over three decades ago. Such a strange mix-socialist equality of result superimposed over a hierarchical, class-bound, and largely aristocratic society. You see guys in designer clothes, shades, and pricey motor bikes pasting communist posters on light poles. You can have a conversation with a European outraged about American hegemony who in passing talks about a family villa in the mountains, and a beach get-away by the sea, both predicated on limited access and privilege. You can hear ‘Bush did it’ talk, juxtaposed with real racist fury about Muslims and other minorities that are ‘overwhelming’ Europe. You can hear about the beauty of the EU entitlement in the same conversation about an ancestral family estate thankfully not open to the public..."
...You, Not Us

"...I think the disconnect is analogous to what we see in the states, where the technocratic and governing class-think Geithner, Daschle, Solis, Richardson, Spitzer, Dodd Rangel, Jefferson, etc.-thinks either that the rules should not apply to themselves, or that their own professed liberalism somehow should provide exemption from what others must follow. There is something to the age-old observation that the elite liberal mindset is a sort of psychological mechanism by which one justifies his own privilege and exclusivity by professing a cosmic egalitarianism (in theory)..."

Works and Days Wandering Around Europe

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lloyd Marcus

It’s OK for liberals to call blacks the “N” word

By Lloyd Marcus

“Maybe this nigger should shut up and learn his place” is one of numerous racist hate-filled comments posted on YouTube attacking me, a black Conservative, for writing the “American Tea Party Anthem.” And who is spewing this racist hate? So-called tolerant Liberals."
Read the whole piece at:
Lloyd Marcus

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Written at Lindbergh's grave not far from Hana in Kipahulu.
At Lindbergh's Grave @ AMERICAN DIGEST

Small Flags @ AMERICAN DIGEST

"...In the cemetery at the end of my street , of course, all the permanent residents are dead. But those who are among the war dead, or among those who served in a war, are easily found on this day by the small American flags their loved ones who still survive place and refresh. In this cemetery atop Queen Anne hill in Seattle, the small flags grow fewer and smaller with each passing year. It is not, of course, that the size of the sacrifice has been reduced. That remains the largest gift one free man may give to the country that sustained him. It is instead the regard of the country for whom the sacrifices were made that has gotten smaller, eroded by the self-love that the secular celebrate above all other values..."
Small Flags @ AMERICAN DIGEST

Friday, May 22, 2009

Dr. Sanity

Dr Sanity is the best!
"...TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG ?
To blog, or not to blog: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outraged leftys,
Or to take arms against a sea of insanities,
And by opposing cure them?..."


Dr. Sanity
Michelle Malkin on the jihadi virus and more on the homegrown jihadis:


Family Security Matters Publications Jihadi Virus In Our Jails

PROSECUTORS: TERROR SUSPECTS 'WISH THEY COULD ATTACK WTC' - New York Post

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

NY TERROR PLOT FOILED - New York Post

"... Four homegrown Muslim terrorists on a mission from hell were arrested last night as they planted what they thought were high-powered plastic explosives at two Bronx synagogues, authorities said.

The men were also allegedly plotting to use a Stinger missile to shoot a military plane out of the sky in upstate New York immediately after the bombings.

"This is America's finest hour. The best resources of the Police Department, Homeland Security and the FBI kept us safe," said Jonathan Rosenblatt, a rabbi at the targeted Riverdale Jewish Center. .."

NY TERROR PLOT FOILED - New York Post

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dr. Sanity
NARCISSISM, PATHOLOGICAL LYING, AND POLITICS
"...With the classic narcissist, language is used cruelly and ruthlessly to ensnare one's enemies, to sow confusion and panic, to move others to emulate the narcissist ("projective identification"), to leave the listeners in doubt, in hesitation, in paralysis, to gain control, or to punish. Language is enslaved and forced to lie. The language is appropriated and expropriated. It is considered to be a weapon, an asset, a piece of lethal property, a traitorous mistress to be gang raped into submission. --Sam Vaknin, author, Malignant Self Love.

Pathological lying is one of the hallmark characteristics of a narcissist, who does it out of a need to manipulate and maintain control. For the immature narcissist there is an essential emotional truth: lying is an expression of his (or her) mistrust of others; and his (or her) need to maintain a fragile sense of self at all costs.

Being honest (and therefore vulnerable) terrifies the narcissist. Since his primary goal is to control others, through projection he constantly fears that others will try to control him. Thus, lying becomes the modus operandi through which he can maintain his superficial presentation of himself and keep people from learning the truth of who he really is. He never allows himself to be "pinned down", or accountable. More lies are always necessary to cover up a previous lie. And typically, he even begins to believe his own lies and become outraged at any suggestion that he may be lying. Thus he becomes sincere in his lying and others may actually believe the lies because of the sincerity. This is why truly pathological liars (such as sociopaths) are so hard to detect in the population. In general, the lack of an ability to feel guilty about the lies, and the perverse sense that he is "entitled to lie" are standard for the political narcissist..."

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Atlas Shrugs

Dhimmi Katie Couric, has bought her daughter a wake up clock of the muslim call to prayers.


Atlas Shrugs

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Klavan On The Culture » The True Meaning of Joe the Plumber
2009 May 13
The True Meaning of Joe the Plumber

"A lot of conservatives are upset with Joe the Plumber right now. Many—including those here at Pajamas Media where he briefly worked—are disgusted by his recent remark that he wouldn’t allow any “queers” near his children. Most of us who work in the media and the arts have respected colleagues and beloved friends who are gay. Yes, some conservatives have philosophical objections to redefining marriage. Many of us are angered by the hateful gay radical thugs who blacklist, slander and attack anyone who disagrees with them. And we’re furious when, as in Iowa, Little Caesar judges usurp the people’s right to make law. But for all that, almost all the media conservatives I talk to want gays to feel welcome in our society and certainly don’t want them to be victims of prejudice or disrespect." Read it all and lots more a tMaryBelle's blog:
Klavan On The Culture The True Meaning of Joe the Plumber Snow Report Blog

Welcome to AnnCoulter.com

Advice for my friends:
"...From Jean-Paul Sartre, Pablo Picasso and Bertrand Russell, who treated women -- mostly their mistresses -- like dogs, to Teddy Kennedy and Bill Clinton in our own day, liberals are ferocious misogynists. They share Muslims' opinion of women, differing only to the extent that liberals also support a women's right to have an abortion and to perform lap dances
You'd be better off in a real burqa than under the authority of a liberal American male..."

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

"...Nor did Obama amass the organizations that propelled him. As detailed by Heidi J. Swarts, in her book, Organizing Urban America, the movement begun by Saul Alinsky in the 1930s has morphed into thousands of secular and faith-based leftist political organizations. ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) has perhaps the highest public profile, is most reputed for radicalism, and is the organization with which Barack Obama was first aligned. But ACORN is the mere tip of a veritable iceberg of Alinsky-styled community organizations that sweep across the entire United States and make up the backbone of faith-based progressive movements as well.

These euphemistically called "community" organizations have next to nothing to do with improving the communities and everything to do with politics, primarily strong-arming government money to advance their political aims. Prior to Reagan's election, these groups worked independently for the most part, each seeking to effect local change towards leftist ends...."
READ ALL:

American Thinker: Barack Obama, the Quintessential Liberal Fascist:
HOW ABOUT THIS?
"... they picked the modern Gregorian date September 24, 2009. This day corresponds to no holiday in the Islamic calendar. But on the Julian calendar it is September 11, 2009. "
Hawaii “Islam Day” secretly marks September 11 > Hawaii Free Press > Articles Main

Sunday, May 10, 2009

FROM GAGDAD BOB
Sunday, May 10, 2009
On the Probability of God's Certainty
I woke up a little sick of hearing myself think, so I'm tempted to just sew an open thread. Plus I overslept.

Before getting to the Sunday rerun, I want to say something about a comment from yesterday. Although appreciative of my efforts, he concluded by saying that

"Your most irksome, yet somehow endearing trait, is your obsession with atheists and leftists. I am an addict, and I know obsession when I see it. You have the disease of addiction, and it takes a very strange form. Your readers are all enabling you as codependents, because none are willing to stand up and say, 'Sir, you repeat yourself endlessly. Whyfore do you do this?'"

I'll take that as an honest question. The reason I do it is because I sincerely believe that the ideals that have always animated the United States are under systematic and continuous assault by the left, and that if they are successful in radically transforming the country, it will eventually spell the end of civilization. I've seen the changes just in my lifetime, and at this rate, the game will be over in a generation or two, when there will be no one left alive who remembers the way things were. At the very least, a new Dark Age will be upon us, until such a time as the perennial truths are rediscovered -- if they ever are.

In terms of my own influences, one person I don't mention enough is Dennis Prager, to whom I have listened for years. In fact, when I started listening to him, I was in the position of the liberal who can't stop reading my blog, even though he disagrees with me. By constant exposure to his thinking, it eventually eradicated the virus. But it took a long time, and I don't think I could have ever recovered in the absence of the day-to-day exposure. Even now, I don't find him repetitive, since the virus is constantly mutating and requires new responses from the spiritual autoimmune system. Among media figures, I consider Prager irreplaceable.

Today it is difficult for me to even remember the negative emotional reaction I once had to him. And it was purely emotional, being that his facts and logic were impeccable. Thus, my only available response was anger or contempt. That is how I know so intimately what it is like to be a leftist, and why they behave the way they do. Since they cannot argue on the merits, they always must rely upon lies, contempt, deceit, superiority, distortion, sanctimony, political correctness, and the galloping herd mentality of "conventional wisdom" they help shape and enforce from preschool all the way to the intellectual kindergarten of the univeOne Cosmos

Friday, May 08, 2009

MaryBelle Snow is posting updates on the fire:

2:00 P.M. UPDATE: JESUSITA FIRE Snow Report Blog
Dr. Sanity
"OH, BRAVE NEW WORLD THAT HAS SUCH ETHICAL SPEECH GUARDIANS IN IT...!"
The assault on young minds by the political left feverishly continues. The left understands clearly that if they can subvert the young; indoctrinate them early, then they will be good little leftists for the rest of their lives (assuming they are prevented from ever having to think for themselves--something the Obama Administration is intent on making sure happens.

The basic principles of the plan are simple:

1. PROMOTE ECONOMIC ILLITERACY

# Keep students from kindergarden on--but especially college students--economically illiterate and specifically ignorant about capitalism and the wealth it creates; while touting the "social justice" and "superior ethics and morality" of socialism.
READ IT ALL.
AND, I'm sure Dr. Sanity knows about this new Obama plan to put NASA on hold?Obama Puts Entire NASA Space Program in Limbo - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News - FOXNews.com
Here is a little blog I stumbled on at Michele Malkin's blog (the links are in the last post.)

‘Islam Day’ Approved by Hawaii’s State Senate: Good or Bad Idea? | Update: Obama to Not Meet with Religious Leaders on National Day of Prayer Frugal CafeBlog Zone

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Great Santa Barbara blog covering the Cinco de Mayo (Jesusita?) fires first hand for my Santa Barbara readers in case you don't already know about it. Good information in the comments as well. God bless the firefighters!
SantaBarbarasBlog.com Blog Archive Fire in the Hills… Jesusita Firefi

Monday, May 04, 2009

Thanks to Vanderleun for this gem Mister Snitch!: The Emperor's New Clubsbased on that great short story " The Emperor Wears No Clothes" by Hans Christian Anderson.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Here is an oldie but goody by that great Cathedral guide Gagdad Bob.
"...But who controls the present also controls what is defined as "normal." Therefore, since leftists have taken over most of our institutions in the last 30-40 years -- the media, academia, the courts, the educational establishment, Hollywood, etc. -- they have been engaged in the unyielding project of redefining normalcy -- of defining deviancy downward -- so that the abnormal appears normal and the normal abnormal.

It begins with their radical cynicism, which throws out all intrinsic hierarchies and standards as arbitrary and subjective, supposedly motivated simply by the desire to dominate, control, and oppress. Therefore, to believe things as banal as "terrorists are evil," or "children need a mother and father," or "marriage consists of a man and a woman" is to expose oneself to the ridicule of people who do not know what normal is -- nor do they want to know. .."