Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Scaming the taxpayer

In previous years, Republicans have worked the parade route, but this year they will not be allowed to take part. The parade is organized by local unions, which said Wisconsin Republicans "have openly attacked worker's rights."

Wisconsin politics — which hasn't been pretty of late — has made its way into a local Labor Day parade. The organizers of the Wausau Labor Day parade announced they would not let Republican lawmakers take part in the Sept. 5 display. The parade is organized by 30 local unions.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports:

In a statement, [Randy Radtke, president of the council,] added that the parade is intended to celebrate working men and women and what the labor movement has given them: weekends, a 40-hour workweek, child labor protection and a safe working environment.

It should be pointed out that all those "gifts" of the labor movement to the working men and women were only made possible by advances in worker productivity made possible by entrepreneurial capitalism (imagine a campaign to give people free air travel before the airplane was invented).  The same entrepreneurial capitalism that the current labor movement, and its allies in the Democrat party view as a blood enemy and are attempting to destroy.

It was not until advancing technology made it possible for employers to give those benefits to workers that a movement to bring them about became possible.  In other words the labor movement was not a response to long hours, poor working conditions and low wages.  Rather it was an early indicator that it was becoming possible to relieve those conditions.

The fact is that those improvements would have come about anyway even without the labor movement.  It just would have taken a little longer for employers to begin raising wages and improving conditions to attract and retain good workers.  As society has advanced socially the ethos of employers has moved more and more toward providing generous benefits to workers and labor unions have become less and less necessary.  This is why the share of the private workforce represented by unions has been in steep decline for decades.

Add to this the union's tendency to support political candidates and policies that more and more Americans find objectionable and it becomes highly unlikely that organized labor will enjoy any kind of private sector comeback.

This is why the labor movement has concentrated more and more on the public sector.  However public sector unions have never been a good idea.  No less a liberal luminary than FDR pronounced the idea of unionizing government workers as “unthinkable and intolerable."

The reason that public worker unions are so toxic is that in a private sector labor negotiation on one side of the table sits management - representing the owners of the company - and on the other sits the union - representing the employes of the company.

The two sides have representation at the table.  In the case of a public sector labor negotiation the situation is different.  On one side of the table sits the public employee union and on the other sit politicians who depend for reelection upon campaign contributions from unions as organizations and from individual union members.  They also depend upon the votes of public employee unions and upon those union members to staff their campaigns at the grass roots level.  If you doubt me try this experiment.  Come to the DNC convention in Charlotte next year and take a poll of the delegates and see just how high a percentage of them are members of public sector unions.

So in a public sector labor negotiation only one side - labor - is effectively represented at the table.  The great mass of private sector tax payers are shut out of the process and no one looks out for their interests.  And here is a dirty little secret.  Private sector workers are a big segment of those tax payers who have no representation at a public sector labor negotiation.

Private sector union members may think that they stand in solidarity with public sector union members however the reality is that public sector workers are parasites whose only way of increasing their prosperity is to make the private sector workers poorer.  This is because government at any level produces nothing.  It creates no wealth and to survive it must drain the wealth of the private sector.

Most advocates of labor unions can only cite gains made decades in the past as justification for the continuing existence of unions.  There has been no advance in the situation of the average worker in the United States in at least the last 35 years which can be attributed to the intervention of organized labor.  Workers in the private sector have largely woken up to the fact that they mostly no longer need unions to look out for them.  Public sector workers will never come to that conclusion because in their case collective bargaining is a way for them to gain control of both sides of the negotiating process and write their own ticket.

However the price of that ticket is too high for the rest of us to continue paying.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Advice from the master

North Carolina needs a new governor

And a new state legislature that will clean up some of the accumulated crap left over from past Democrat controlled state government.  From Confederate Yankee:

North Carolina Governor Declares Every Concealed Carry Permit in eastern NC Invalid Due to Hurricane Irene

Thanks to a brain-dead state law foisted upon us by a Democratic state legislature (N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-288.7), every time the governor—in this instance, Democrat Beverly Perdue—declares a state of emergency, it is illegal from that moment onward to carry a concealed weapon until the state of emergency has been declared over.
14-288.7. Transporting dangerous weapon or substance during emergency; possessing off premises; exceptions. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, it is unlawful for any person to transport or possess off his own premises any dangerous weapon or substance in any area:
(1) In which a declared state of emergency exists; or
(2) Within the immediate vicinity of which a riot is occurring.
(b) This section does not apply to persons exempted from the provisions of G.S. 14-269 with respect to any activities lawfully engaged in while carrying out their duties.
(c) Any person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
We've dealt with this bit of Democrat-generated stupidity before.

Governor Purdue made this declaration while the state was at work, meaning everyone who has a carry permit and lives east of Interstate 95 who was away from home instantly became a criminal by proclamation.

If we look at Google Maps, that means that a carry permit holder in Wilson dining at the Cracker Barrel is perfectly legal, but the permit holder a block to the east filling up on gas at the Kangaroo Express is now a criminal. 


Update: I'd forgotten we were stuck with this crap last year as well.

An honest person going out to scrounge for supplies after a natural disaster like an earthquake or hurricane as well as someone who has to go to work or to seek medical attention in an area experiencing riots has a greater need to be armed.

The Democrat National Convention is coming to Charlotte next year.  What if your daughter worked as a nurse in a downtown clinic there?  She would need to show up because of the greater need for medical services the Convention will require.  Someone will need to treat all the extra cases of venereal disease such a gathering will bring to town.  Not to mention all the bottles, candles and other objects vacuum locked into men's anuses that will have to be extracted (and all the hamsters, gerbils and white mice that will need to be rescued from colons).  Then there is the ever present possibility that the scum and filth which make up the core of the Democrat Party will pull a 1968 and let their true natures come out to play.

Wouldn't you want your little girl to have a .40 caliber Glock tucked into her purse when she threads her way through that mass of human debris?

Hat Tip: KisP

Top Ten Conservative Songs

No. 4 Der Kommissar

After The Fire sings about the soul destroying oppression of communist East Germany.

Ignore at your own peril

I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that almost anythign worth saying about the modern world has already been said by Rudyard Kipling.

 by Rudyard Kipling

AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick to the Devil you know."

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "The Wages of Sin is Death."

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "If you don't work you die."

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

More about Ass-Clown Ron Paul

Patrick at the Pagan Temple left this comment to my post on Ron Paul’s ass-clowness.

“Actually, I agree in principle with Paul's foreign policy as much as I do his fiscal, economic beliefs. But where I do part company with him, in the strongest possible terms, is his naive views of Israel, the Middle East and Muslims in general, and Iran in particular. Those things betray a simplicity and even an ideological blindness that renders him unfit for office.”
I have a lot of fun tweaking the Paul supporters or “Paul pod-people” but like Patrick I agree with most of his economic policies. It is his libertarian views on foreign affairs that I cannot respect.

Paul's "naive views" are his foreign policy. What libertarians fail to realize is that George Washington’s “no entangling alliances” doctrine was a pragmatic calculation based on the infant Republic’s weakness compared to the great European powers – not an expression of an ideal.

The ideal embraced by all the founders (including men as different as Hamilton and Jefferson) was an America that would be at least the equal of any of the European powers in matters military, economic and political; an America that could act anywhere on the globe to protect its interests. This is why we went to war in North Africa against the Barbary Pirates to protect our sea lines of communication. This is why WWII was the right thing to do and why the long Cold War against communism was the right thing (including all the proxy wars like Korea and Vietnam and El Salvador and Nicaragua).

Even the idea that the Founders didn’t want America to have an “empire” as the term is currently defined by the left doesn’t hold water. The War of 1812 was as much about a US desire to capture Canada and bring it into the Union as it was about keeping our sailors from being impressed by the Royal Navy.

US support of Texas’ war of independence and the Californian Bear Flag Rebellion both had territorial aggrandizement at their heart. Can anyone but the most insane left-wing multiculturalist look at the way that the average Mexican lives and not think that the West Coast and Southwest are better off as part of the USA?

Our support for Cuba’s independence from Spain was begun by people who wanted to see Cuba become a state in the Union. That effort was defeated by “anti-imperialists” in the legislature, to the extreme detriment of the Cuban people.

Both the United States and the world are better off with an active and involved US than without it. Just as the British Empire did enormous good in its day (India is vastly better off for having been a British colony) The US has done in its and hopefully our day is long from over.

The current war against Islam is just the latest war against an existential threat to enlightened "classical liberal" culture.  From Christendom's first war against an expansionist Islamic empire to England's war against the fanatical Roman Catholic Spanish Empire to the United Kingdom's war against Napoleon's fanatical atheist French empire to the modern wars against fascism, Nazism and Marxism free people cannot remain free by hiding behind the illusion of secure borders (like the French hiding behind the Maginot Line) and practicing appeasement abroad. 

During the Second World War Switzerland embodied the libertarian ideal of maintaining a strong national defense but avoiding entangling foreign alliances while trading freely with all.  In fact they made enormous profits by trading with both the Axis and Allied powers while showing no moral aversion to taking payment from the Germans in gold extracted from the teeth of Jewish Holocaust victims.

What would the world look like today if the United States and the British Commonwealth had taken the same attitude?

What will the world look by the middle of the 21st century if we take that attitude toward the Islamic world today?

Why can't Ron Paul and other libertarians see that?

These things happen for a reason

From Philly.com:

The Maryland teenager secretly arrested by the FBI for allegedly conspiring with the woman from the Philadelphia suburbs known as Jihad Jane also spoke of a Columbine-style plot with a Pittsburgh-area friend in a jihadist chat room, according to sources and documents.

"I had a lot of thoughts about you today," Mohammed K. wrote to his Western Pennsylvania pen pal late last year. "About us both doing martyrdom operations together in my school. . . . It was like we both were in a big truck and had guns and we were shooting randomly at a huge crowd of kids."

The chats provide new insight into a boy who at age 15 allegedly began helping Colleen LaRose, aka "Jihad Jane," the 48-year-old Pennsburg woman who U.S. officials say represents a disturbing new face of homegrown terrorism.

Mohammed K. was 17 and a high school senior in Ellicott City, Md., when he allegedly wrote those threatening words. The Inquirer is not publishing his last name because he is a juvenile.

Mohammed's chat room friend was Emerson Begolly, a Pennsylvania State University student who was soon charged with soliciting unrelated terror attacks. Transcripts of the chats were publicly filed in that case.

During the Nov. 22, 2010, chat, Mohammed told Begolly he lived near National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade, Md.

"The place where I live is a HOTBED of NSA and all the security agencies of Amrika (sic)," Mohammed wrote. "And the kids who study in my school proudly state that their parents work in NSA and FBI, and even carry key chains - piss me off."

"Like Columbine?" Begolly asked.

"Na'am, lol" Mohammed wrote, using the Arabic word for "yes" and Internet slang for "laughing out loud."

It could not be determined Saturday whether the authorities took any immediate action based on the threatening remarks, which were reported to the FBI by the anti-jihadist group MyPetJawa.

Neither Jeffrey Lindy, the Philadelphia lawyer representing Mohammed K., nor FBI spokesman J.J. Klaver would comment. Police and school officials in Howard County, Md., could not be reached.

Juvenile cases in federal court are rare, and terror cases rarer still. Federal law prohibits government officials from discussing them.

In February, LaRose pleaded guilty to terror-conspiracy charges as part of a failed plot to kill a Swedish artist whose cartoon of the prophet Muhammad with a dog's head had insulted many Muslims.

It has gotten to the point where it is almost boring to take note of stories like this as they have  become so common.

America went to war with two nations in response to Islamic terrorism and we have killed or captured most of the top leadership of al Qaeda, including bin Laden himself.  However our failure to identify the nature of the problem (which is nothing more or less than Islam itself) and our suicidal fealty to the culturally lethal ideologies of multiculturalism and political correctness have rendered us almost defenseless against this kind of home grown jihad and seriously hampered our ability to deal with the problem on an international level.

Right after Sept. 11 president Bush hosted Islamic religious leaders at the White House to prove that the US was not at war with Islam.  Then it came out that most of those imams were tied to terrorism in some way.  TSA screeners at airports are told not to pay any special attention to people who look Arab/Middle Eastern for fear of being accused of profiling.  If an Arab looks so suspicious that the screener just has to pay special attention to him (like the wires from his bomb vest are sticking out from under his jacket) they also have to pull aside several octogenarians and make them remove their adult diapers and fondle the genitals of a few three-year-old girls just to prove they aren't singling out an Arab/Muslim for special attention.

Christian and Jewish clergy must be banned from the 9/11 memorial service at Ground Zero but a building ruined by wreckage from one of the 9/11 planes (making it as much a part of Ground Zero as the WTC site) must be torn down so that a giant Islamic Victory Mosque can be built.

The United States has helped to bring about regime change in Egypt and Libya (actually going to war in Libya's case) to replace governments that were bad but not currently supporting Jihad terrorism with far worse governments that are connected with organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda. 

The United States and Western Europe (that part of the world once known as Christendom) has seemingly lost faith in itself.  In its value to the world.  It is very likely too late for Europe but not for the US.  That is if we screw up our courage and face facts and take appropriate action.

But our window of opportunity is rapidly closing.  The next presidential election must be about more than jobs and debt.  It must be a reaffirmation of the United States', and Western civilization's, inherent value and ongoing necessity in a world where the only alternatives are one kind of tyranny or another.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Top Ten Conservative Songs

No. 5 - Janie's Got A Gun

A great song about a young woman who takes responsibility for her own safety.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Top Ten Conservative Songs

No. 6.  That Ain't My America

This is Lynyrd Skynyrd at their best.

Ron Paul is an ass clown

And here's why!

Florida Republican Congressman John Mica offered the following morally clear Amendment (5/25/2011-H.AMDT.318 (A018) Amends H.R.1540):
Amendment requires that the rules of engagement [ROE] allow any military service personnel assigned to duty in a designated hostile fire area to have rules of engagement that fully protect their right to proactively defend themselves from hostile actions.
The results? (tallied here):

143 out of 185 Democrats present -- 77% -- voted against this amendment; 217 out of 235 Republicans present -- 92% -- voted for it.

As for the two Republicans in Congress running who are Presidential candidates, Michele Bachmann voted for the amendment; Ron Paul against it.

Mr. Paul's views on fiscal matters are just about perfect and if that were all there was to him I would vote for him in a heartbeat.  However there are also his libertarian views on defense and security policy and his libertarian "just surrender and get it over with" attitude makes him unfit for the White House.

Having said that I would still pick him over Obama.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Top Ten Conservative Songs

No. 7 Heroes by David Bowie.

Two lovers escaping from communist tyranny by going over the Berlin Wall.

No sympathy

Our friend Patrick who blogs at The Pagan Temple has posted his thoughts on the fatwa that was issued against late night TV douchbag David Letterman. 

I couldn't have said it better myself.

David Letterman shills for the political party which has the vapors any time any one takes note of the simple fact that we are at war with people who believe that the Koran is the word of God and who follow the example of Islam's founding prophet.

Let Mr. Letterman reap what the people he votes for - and gives millions of dollars of in-kind contributions to by using his show to mock conservatives (you know, the people who want to STOP the people who want to cut Dave's tongue out) - have sown.

Top Ten Conservative Songs

Number 8 is Manhattan Project by Rush.

Canadian group Rush has a number of songs which are loved by conservatives.  For example Trees, a song about the cruelty of enforced equality.

Then there is Red Barchetta, a song about a distopian future in which environmental extreamist have gained control and remade the nation in their image.

Free Will and Tom Sawyer are celebration of the independant spirit.

All things consdered it is no mystery why they have never been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Delusion alright, but not in the GOP

There is an essay by John Ziegler on American Thinker in which he argues that the withdrawal of Tim Pawlenty dooms the GOP's chances of defeating Barack Obama next year.  He believes that by failing to line up behind Gov. Pawlenty Republicans have proven that they are "delusional".

You can go read his piece for yourselves but his argument boils down to this.  Sarah Palin can't be elected because she resigned her governorship of Alaska before her term was complete and thus became a "quitter".  Of course the fact that Obama quit his Illinois State Senate job to run for the US Senate and then his US Senate job to run for president (if Obama serves out his complete term as POTUS this will be the first elected office he has ever held in which he didn't quit) did not stop him from being elected.

Ron Paul can't win because he is a nut.  Rick Santorum can't win because he opposes the radical gay agenda.  Herman Cain can't win because of his inexperience.  Newt can't win because of the global warming commercial he made with Nancy Pelosi and John Huntsman can't win because he was a part of the Obama administration and has only good things to say about him.

Michelle Bachmann can't win because she is a woman and associated with the Tea Party and is a member of congress in a period when congress isn't popular and Rick Perry can't win because he is from Texas and can therefore be compared to George W Bush.

In Mr. Ziegler's mind the only GOP candidate other than Pawlenty who has even a ghost of a chance of defeating Obama is Mitt Romney but since about half of the GOP primary voters don't like or trust him he probably won't get the nomination.

Unless Republicans stop "deluding" themselves and follow exactly the same kind of campaign "logic" that led them to choose John McCain as their candidate in 2008.

How well did that work out for us?

The fact is that Barack Obama is in the same kind of trouble, and for the same reasons, that Jimmy Carter was in 1980.  He is such a disaster as president that the public will elect someone that they would not otherwise take a chance on just to get rid of him.

Remember that Ronald Reagan was not popular among the moderate wing of the GOP nor among independents.  He would never have gotten the Republican nomination and he would have never won the general election if Carter had not made himself so toxic.  Just like Obama has done.

Obama has become so hateful to conservatives that they will not accept anyone who does not represent a sharp contrast to him in the primaries.  Newt has proven himself to be someone who will stick his finger in the air and say whatever he has to say at any given moment but no one believes him any longer.  Ron Paul is a Libertarian not a conservative.  Mitt Romney still thinks that RomneyCare - the inspiration for ObamaCare - was a good idea (although he believes it should be imposed on the nation state-by-state rather than from Washington).  Huntsman is a serious candidate only to the mainstream media and the more left-leaning wing of the Republican RINO caucus.

Palin, Perry, Bachmann, Cain and Santorum could each probably beat Obama and any of them would be acceptable to the GOP base.  The choice will come down to which one gets Republican primary voters the most fired up and that will be determined by which one is the most willing to attack Obama head on.

The fact is that whoever gets the Republican nomination is going to be savaged by the mainstream media.  They even turned on John McCain and he was their darling - before he tried to defeat B. Hussein Obama.  Choosing our candidate by which one we think will be least offensive to people who hate us and want us to lose is the only way that we can guarantee Obama's reelection.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Something to think about

John F Kennedy - Harvard
Lyndon B Johnson - Southwest State Teachers' College
Richard Nixon - Duke
Gerald Ford - Yale
Jimmy Carter - United States Naval Academy
Ronald Reagan - Eureka College
George H.W. Bush - Yale
Bill Clinton - Yale
George W Bush - Harvard
Barack Hussein Obama - Harvard

Of the past ten presidents of the United States all but three of them attended Ivy League schools and Duke University, alma mater of Nixon, is ranked #9 nationally, above several of the Ivy League 8.

The question I have is this.  Why do we value attendance at an elite school in a presidential candidate?  The best president since the turn of the 20th century, Ronald Reagan, attended what most would call a second tier school while Barack Obama, one of the four worst presidents in the entire history of the nation, attended elite Harvard. 

Since JFK every president except Johnson and Reagan have graduated from an elite college.  Do we like what these "best and brightest" have done with the nation?

I don't doubt that you have to be very smart to get into a school like Harvard.  However history is full of very smart men who were shaped and directed by very evil cultures (Lavrenti Beria, Albert Speer and Mao Zedong are three who come to mind).

I think that a definite pattern is visible when we consider that the nation's dire situation has been shaped by leaders who have attended the "best" schools in the nation.  And it isn't just the past ten presidents who show this pattern.  Consider men like Woodrow Wilson (Princeton and Johns Hopkins) and FDR (Harvard) and the pattern only grows more clear.

Our elite universities take some of the smartest young men and women in the nation and turn them into people who think that what the welfare state has done to the black population is a model for what should be done to the rest of the nation's people. 

Think about this the next time you hear some leftist or RINO sneer at the fact that Sarah Palin attended the University of Idaho.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Top Ten Conservative Songs

Tonights song which I class as conservative comes to us from the group Cheap Trick.  From their first, self titled LP.

Number 9.  Taxman Mr. Thief

Of course we also have to mention the Beatles song that inspired this Cheap Trick number, Taxman.

Some thoughts on Wisconsin

I'm sure that everyone remembers this incident from earlier in the month:

According to witnesses, a group of anywhere from 30 to 100 young black men descended on the Wisconsin State Fair last night, beating fairgoers and looting carnival games, in what witnesses said were racially-motivated attacks, Milwaukee's WTMJ reports.

One witness named Eric, an Iraq veteran, said the attacks reminded him of war:

"I had a black couple on my right side, and these black kids were running in between all the cars, and they were pounding on my doors and trying to open up doors on my car, and they didn't do one thing to this black couple that was in this car next to us. They just kept walking right past their car. They were looking in everybody's windshield as they were running by, seeing who was white and who was black. Guarantee it."
Another witness, Norb Roberts, corroborated that: "We were just like cattle being herded out of the park, and they were picking and choosing who they wanted to beat on," he said.

Officials have not yet given an estimate of how many attackers were involved or how many fairgoers were injured.

You will also remember that this occurred against the backdrop of the recall elections in Wisconsin where Democrats were attempting to oust Republican legislators who had cooperated with Governor Walker in saving a large number of state worker's jobs by making some extremely modest cuts in their benefit package.

This sent the left into paroxysms of foaming madness because unionized state employees are NEVER supposed to do with LESS for ANY REASON WHATSOEVER.

You will remember that this effort to introduce some measure of fiscal sanity was seen as an exercise of the TEA Party.

And you will also remember (the remembering is almost over now) that the left has been smearing the TEA Party with charges of racism since its very first days.

Now weave all these memories together into a single tapestry and then stand back and behold the picture.  A mob of young black men who have for the past several months been hearing from the media, from the pulpits of their churches, from community organizers and political leaders that they've been taught to respect (like Al Sharpton), from their parents and teachers and from their peers that racist white people are trying to destroy their lives.

These young black men then go to a place where a large number of (mostly white) people are gathered and begin attacking white targets of opportunity - and tweeting and texting their peers to encourage them to come join the mayhem.

Does this come as any kind of true surprise?

Where has the media been on this?  The same media that was only too happy to help Bill Clinton blame Oklahoma City on Rush Limbaugh and the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords on Sarah Palin (two slanders which had absolutely no basis in reality) have been absolutely silent about the reasons that a mob of young African-Americans might have - at that particular time and place - decided that it was acceptable and desirable to attack random white people.

Is that the stench of hypocrisy I smell?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Top Ten Conservative Songs

Over on Big Hollywood Deanna Murray has posted her list of "Songs to Empower the Conservative to Take Action".  Of her ten songs the only two I've actually ever listened to are Journey's "Don't Stop Believin" and Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone".  However it got me thinking about what my top ten list of "conservative" songs would be.

First off, I don't require that the songs be political or have an explicit conservative message; just that they have a theme or strike a cord that would appeal to an American conservative. 

I'll be posting my picks tonight and over the next nine days.  Let me know if you agree with my choices or if you have any alternate suggestions.

10.  Catch Me Now I'm Falling by The Kinks.

I heard this on the radio the other day for the fist time in several years and it resonated with me considering the difficuties that the US is currently experiencing.  It reminded me of the editorial written by Canadian journalist Gordon Sinclair back in 1973.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Today's Wisdom

Shit is drawn to fans like flies are drawn to shit.

All human planning should take this fact into account.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Fjordman - RIP

Andrew Bostom has some tragic news for us:

My colleague, the perspicacious Norwegian essayist Fjordman (whose prolific writings can be read here), was compelled to surrender his anonymity after reluctantly granting an interview to Verdans Gang (published in English, here).

An hysterical, morally cretinous press and blogosphere -- Norwegian, other European, and American -- which had initially accused Fjordman, falsely and recklessly, of being the Brevik mass murderer, continues to persist that he was Brevik's "main inspiration," a charge akin to accusing the Beatles of "inspiring" Charles Manson, or Jody Foster "inspiring" John Hinckley.

Fjordman, real name Peder Jensen, made this announcment in the VG interview:

After the terrorist attack and his blog being cited as an influence, Jensen says he will never use the alias Fjordman again.

- I don't wish to be associated with Breivik and his horrible actions, he says.

The response of the media and the left-wing establishment (sorry redundant) in both Europe and the United States to the monstrous crimes of Andres Behring Breivik has been as sad as it was predictable.  Instead of focusing attention where it belongs, on the evildoer himself, the effort to exploit the tragic deaths of the innocent for propaganda is in full swing. 

The left thrashes around trying to connect any person who as had the good sense to recognize the danger to Western culture posed by multiculturalism in general and Islam in particular (and the courage to speak our write about that danger) to the murderous actions of Mr. Breivik.  Of course they conveniently ignore citations by Breivik of people the left respects (just like the media ignored the fact that large sections of the Unibomber manifesto were indistinguishable from Al Gore's gaseous tome Earth in the Balance.

Of course I'm not suggesting that Mr. Gore has the slightest shred of responsibility for the crimes of Ted Kaczynski any more than Rush Limbaugh was responsible for Timothy McVeigh, Sarah Palin for Jared Loughner, or Richard Wagner for the Holocaust. 

But then I'm not an hysterical lying left-wing maggot.

I don't blame Mr. Jensen for wanting to distance himself from Anders Behring Breivik in any way possible.  Since he lives in a time and place where people can be sent to jail for saying anything remotely critical of Islam.  However it is deeply tragic nonetheless.

I hope that Mr. Jensen will continue to write.  He is very intelligent highly learned and willing to say that which the dominant culture definitely does not wish to hear (can anyone say "speaking truth to power"?).

That the police and political establishment in his home country seem eager to place legal blame upon him for the actions of a madman is in its own way a far greater tragedy than the actions of that madman.