Saturday, June 24, 2006

DIANA WEST SWINGS FOR THE RAFTERS AND FALLS ONLY INCHES SHORT: "Do such tactics diminish our inviolate sanctimony? You bet. But so what? The alternative is to follow our precious rules and hope the barbarians will leave us alone, or, perhaps, not deal with us too harshly. Fond hope. Consider the 21st-century return of (I still can't quite believe it) beheadings. The first French Republic aside, who on God's modern green earth ever imagined a head being hacked off the human body before we were confronted with Islamic jihad? Civilization itself is forever dimmed — again.

Pfc. Kristian Menchaca and Pfc. Thomas Tucker, RIP. "

Friday, June 23, 2006

TIME TO GO BACK AND DIG A GEM OUT OF THE MEMORY HOLE: "I have heard it confidently stated, for instance, that the American troops had been brought to Europe not to fight the Germans but to crush an English revolution. One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that: no ordinary man could be such a fool."
OH WHAT A SURPRISE DEPT: "Kerry was against cutting and running before he was for it!"
"PS--For trolls who will remind me that Schuon was a Sufi, he was unambiguous. There is a reason why his books are banned and Sufis are persecuted in the Muslim world: "In some cases, the end justifies the means; in others, that of terrorism for example, the means compromise the end. In the first case, the means are ennobled by the end, since their nature enables them of being so, and assuming of course that the end be noble; in the second case, the end, even when noble, is debased by the means since, precisely, its nature excludes them.""
TODAY'S WMD HYPOCRISY DEPT: "I think it is noteworthy that Harman sees so little danger in these weapons. Some years ago, there was rampant hysteria over US chemical weapons in storage in Utah, which we seen as so heinously perilous that they had to be done away with immediately. "

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

"In addition to their work on missiles and nuclear bombs, the two regimes have another thing in common. They are both psychopathic. Their rulers routinely utter the sort of threats, that would get men not in power put under medical sedation. President Ahmadinejad likes to fantasize about the nuclear incineration of six million Jews in Israel. And Chairman Kim Il-jong has fantasies about frying the United States."

Monday, June 19, 2006

Shores of Tripoli? WHOOPS! Uh, yeah. Uhhh, the state of Israel was created illegally by the Americans in 1783. Yeah. That's the ticket! And did I mention that I created the Internet? Yeah. I created the Internet in 1848. Yeah, that's the ticket!
EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS WRONG DEPT.: "Despite the strong updraft of federal spending, the deficit is on track in the next few years to continue falling until it approaches 2 percent of GDP. This is below the 2.5 percent that has been the national average since 1970, demonstrating that the president’s critics were simply wrong when they claimed that the Bush tax cuts would lead the country into economic ruin."

Sunday, June 18, 2006

72 bombings? In 2 days? No W involved though so p.53, thanks very much...

A Father's Day...

QUOTE: "If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." --Sir Winston Churchill

And check out the video on the page where I found it. I've watched it 4 times already -- a couple of them with my sons of course -- and counting...

BUMPER STICKER OF THE DAY: "If you're not appalled, you haven't been paying attention"