Thursday, October 29, 2009

US Breaking International Law?



One department of the Useless Nobodies (UN), is now bleating about our Predator/Hellfire missile strikes against terrorists:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091028/wl_afp/unpakistanafghanistanusmissilerights

Translation: The US is not allowed to defend itself by any means.

Meanwhile within the borders of the DC Beltway, our current administration is still trying to sort out what to do about Afghanistan:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091029/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_us_afghanistan

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Singing: Wah! Wah! Wah!

They say imitation is the best form of flattery.

Rock stars are okay with American kids try to impersonate them and their music on games such as Guitar Hero and other games (as long as the royalty checks keep coming in).

But some of them are upset with the US Government putting their music to good use--against inmates at Gitmo.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/22/report-musicians-demand-release-songs-used-torture-gitmo-detainees/

One man's symphony is another man's interrogation session.

From Comrade Karla:

This is just amusing. I mean, some of this goes beyond civilized norms.

(Citing Associated Press)

Based on documents that already have been made public and interviews with former detainees, the archive says the playlist featured cuts from AC/DC, Britney Spears, the Bee Gees, Marilyn Manson and many other groups. The Meow mix cat food jingle, the Barney theme song and an assortment of Sesame Street tunes also were pumped into detainee cells."

I actually have to agree with this in part: Millions of American parents were tortured when their children tuned in to Barney.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sometimes...



...beating ploughshares into swords is necessary.

The USS New York makes its way to the Big Apple today. Nearly 8 tons of ship's hull is from steel salvaged from the World Trade Center:


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,565141,00.html


USS New York Website:

http://www.ussnewyork.com/


Mark Steyn's article today gives a good insight on the dangers of Obamacare:

http://www.steynonline.com/content/view/2528/26/

This statement encapsulates what's at stake:

The Obama project is not difficult to understand. It’s been accomplished in many other parts of the western world: If you expand the dependent class and the government class, you can build a permanent governing coalition, and stick the beleaguered band in the middle with the tab.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Calling Forth Nemisis

Another of our favorite commentators, Victor Davis Hanson (or VDH as we call him), posted several articles regarding Obama's (non)accomplishments and the Nobel Peace Prize.

An expert on Classical History (ancient Greece and Rome), VDH warns that the goddess Nemisis may end up stalking our Dear Leader because of his ever increasing hubris. (Image above is based on an actress playing Nemisis in Xena: Warrior Princess):

http://www.victorhanson.com/articles/hanson101209B.html

VDH on Obamessiah's blatant attempt at helping his cronies in Chicago win the bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics:

http://www.victorhanson.com/articles/hanson101209B.html

And back to the Nobel Peace Prize and Norway's skewed sense of geo-political reality:

http://www.victorhanson.com/articles/hanson101109.html

The friend who sent me all these VDH articles had this to say:

I'd like to believe this award is meaningless - a poke in the eye of America writ large by a bunch of self important Euro-Weenies but at the end of the day no more significant than the team that won the Super Bowl giving the President a jersey with his name on it. That said, I'm afraid this award is dangerous. My biggest concern about Barack Obama all along is not his stance on any particular issue but that he believes all of the bullshit. That he truly believes he is special in a way that none of his predecessors were and that simply through the force of his rhetoric and personality he can change the very nature of the world. I don't know if he does believe that or if he does when he really started to but this sort of undeserved and ultimately meaningless honor will reinforce that perception and that is not a good thing.

Last week, Republicans were quick to rebuke the whole Nobel Peace Prize fiasco. Here's an exerpt from RNC Chairman Michael Steele's "Nobel Peace Prize for Awesomeness" e-mail:


Even the normally fawning media have expressed shock at the clearly political and unmerited award. But the Democrats clearly see it differently, with DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse stating "the Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists -- the Taliban and Hamas this morning -- in criticizing the President for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize."Like most Americans, the DNC can't think of one achievement that the president has accomplished, so they resort to their predictable response and standard playbook of demonizing anyone who disagrees with them.

Friday, October 9, 2009

In Other News Today...

...two NASA probes plunged into the moon's south polar region, like bunker-busting bombs, looking for water.


http://www.sltrib.com/nationworld/ci_13530452

Nobel Food Fight

A foodfight royale broke out on the internet between us "Hatemongers" and those "Kool-Aid Drinkers" over the announcement that Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. Even his supporters were stunned at the news.

However, not everyone's happy with the award being bestowed upon our Dear Leader:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20091009/us_time/08599192939500

Notice the above link is not from a hatemongering site, but from Time (via Yahoo News). Last time I checked, Time wasn't considered to be in the hatemongering camp.

As mentioned at length in the above link, the legitimate question is simply: What has Obama accomplished to further the cause of peace in this troubled world?

My personal online observation was that Obama opponents listed numerous reasons why he shouldn't have received this award, while I have yet to see his supporters cite a single reason why he should. Instead they simply counter-attack us skeptics by calling us "naysayers," "mean" (Michelle Obama's favorite term), "fearmongers," "hatemongers," etc.

Maybe a little humor is needed to diffuse any confrontations between Obama supporters and detractors. Here's Saturday Night Live's impression of Obama's accomplishments during these first nine months of his presidency:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT5Kl38fSVY

The "not ready for prime-time players" have a point.

This is more than just about liking or disliking the current US president. As with the UN ("Useless Nobodies" we often call that organization) and other corrupt international organizations, I haven't had any respect for the Nobel Committee since they awarded the Peace Prize to Yasir Arafat.

Comrade Karla posted several comments throughout the day:

Just goes to show what a joke that award has become, at least in the field of "peace," whatever that is.

Don't forget, they gave one to Le Duc Tho, Desmond Tutu, Rigoberta Menchu (who made up all that stuff about being an oppressed "other"), and Al Gore (never figured that one out).

I guess "extraordinary efforts to strengthen" count a lot more than actually accomplishing anything these days.

I think it stopped meaning much when they gave one to Arafat and then later to Jimmah in 2002 for the express purpose of poking Bush in the eye.

Given the nominations were due when Obama was only 2 weeks into the presidency, it's clear the fix was in.


Another friend had this to say:

I've said for years that the peace prize shouldn't be given out on an annual basis, because a typical year doesn't see someone like Mother Teresa or MLK Jr. It should be given out when someone comes along who actually deserves it.I could be wrong, but I think this Nobel will not help Obama, and may actually hurt him and the award itself. It's clear to everyone except his most partisan supporters that he hasn't accomplished anything yet. So he won the award for giving speeches, and for winning the election, since...the nomination deadline was in the early days of his presidency. A lot has changed since then and the shine has definitely worn off of him. This is an Emperor-Has-No-Clothes moment.

Finally, there's this point to ponder:

"...the nomination deadline was Feb 1 2009....if you believe he hasn't accomplished much after a year in office...try to remember anything he accomplished in his first 30 days in office."

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Useless Nobodies (the UN) Vote to Limit Free Speech w/US Help



American representatives to the Dictators' Club (the UN) decided to back limits on freedom of speech.

The Weekly Standard has the full story:

http://weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/017/043ytrhc.asp


My favorite quote encapsulates the problem agreeing with autocratic regimes to muzzle free speech:


"The idea of protecting the human rights "of religions" instead of individuals is a favorite of those countries that do not protect free speech and which use religion--as defined by government--to curtail it."

Today's post on Bare Naked Islam is an indicator of what we may be in store for:

http://barenakedislam.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/muslim-honor-killing-book-publication-in-europe-cancelled-due-to-fear-of-muslim-violence/

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hollyweird's Broken Moral Compass

About a week ago director Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland while on his way to an awards ceremony. The charge: raping a 13-year old girl at Jack Nicholson's house 31 years ago. Roman fled the US rather than face charges and has been considered a fugitive from American justice ever since. The countries he's lived in resisted US demands for extradition--until now.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/sep/27/roman-polanski-arrest-switzerland-custody

The opponents of his arrest cited:

a. The victim doesn't want to revisit this incident and wants to get on with her life.

b. This will cost taxpayers money to prosecute a 31 year-old crime.

These concerns initially made me wonder if it really was worthwhile arresting the old pedophile (Roman's now in his 70s) and putting him on trial.

Until...

Last week on the O'Reilly Factor, guest contributor Dennis Miller said he changed his mind once he re-read the victim's testimony:

http://www.foxnews.com/oreilly/index.html

(Click on O'Reilly's Miller Time segment, 09/30/09. They also talk about the Olympic bid and Sarah Palin).

Then there was the outcry from all of Hollywood's "beautiful people"--against Polanski's arrest.

The denizens of Hollyweird tend to vote Democrat--you know, the "party of the people." So you'd think they'd cheer for justice prevailing in favor of "the little guy," or in this case little gal, at the time of the crime.

Not so. They're more concerned about the persecution of a "great artist."

I think the last Polanski film I saw was Pirates (1986).

So much for "great."

Mark Steyn rolls-in on "Roman's Legions":

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/polanski-rape-world-2591230-one-roman

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Honoring Totalitarianism

Yesterday the Empire State Building was lit in Red & Yellow yesterday to honor the 60th Anniversary of Communist China.

One commentator speculated it was done to appease our financial masters (China's been buying US debt).

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091001/ap_on_re_us/us_empire_state_building_china

I think we as a nation have better things to honor, like the 70th Anniversary of the Wizard of Oz (as pictured above in "Ruby Slipper" Red).