Thursday, August 28, 2008

Idiots Do Occasionally Live In Missouri (Hell, We Elected Claire McCaskill)

Stupid, stupid people. The media's already setting up an "Obama defeat = racism" narrative. Kathy caught this slice of idiocy in Jop- . . . crap, this is my State. Well, its the west side. We don't associate with those people.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thank Goodness Britain Has So Many "Youths"

Britain is set to surpass France and Germany in population by 2060 according to the European commission. The article mentions that this is due to immigration, but nowhere in this article is it mentioned that these immigrants are mostly muslim. I'm sure that's just a minor detail. I'm sure there are no major consequences of vast muslim populations emerging in secular European States. Mark Steyn was just whistling Dixie.

Mile High Stadium = Mt. Olympius?

Barry Obama can't be this dumb. Its got to be idiot advisers telling him to do things like accept the Democrat nomination on a stage resembling a Greek temple in Mile High Stadium. Does he think America will be impressed by 80,000 hysterical supporters essentially worshiping him as a demigod in a pagan temple? Does he know what the Greek term hubris means? Does he know he's giving credence to what was originally a rather sophomoric McCain add comparing him to Paris Hilton? Americans will be about as impressed by this stunt as they are by a music video featuring celebrities literally praying to Barry. American's aren't impressed by hysteria. We've all seen video of 17 year old girls screaming for the Beatles, and we all know just about how intelligent 17 year old girls are. That's who your supporters are Barry. Unhinged 17 year old girls. The adults in the room know that rabid popularity (well 46%) isn't necessarily a super quality. Sure it worked for Hitler and Mussolini, but most of their platforms ended up as huge disappointments to the electorate. We're not going to see Greek columns and think "Oh, its just like Kennedy's acceptance speech at the L.A. Coliseum! I'm voting for that guy!" Most Americans are too dumb to see this connection, and those of us who do are smart enough to know when you're insulting our intelligence, no matter how many times the media screams "Obama = JFK!"

This is just a stupid move. You're going to completely alienate Americans who are dumb enough to vote for a Democrat but smart enough to realize when they're being condescended to. You need to kick your god complex Barry, you're not infallible.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Its Not That I Hate Hippies, I Just Wish They Weren't Alive

I try and never talk about myself on this blog, as I don't want to bore the 6 people who read it on a regular basis, but I thought I'd relate what just occurred at lunch. I walked down the street to a local restaurant/bar for the spaghetti lunch special, and who should be sitting at the bar, but two hippies. Now despite my love of Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin, I despise hippies. I think they are vile, fetid, unkempt, wastes of humanity who seek to drag the rest of us down with them. I don't know how any rational, God fearing, patriotic American made it through the sixties without mercilessly beating every one of these peace nick misanthropes he/she/everyone came across.
These particular hippies however, were in the middle of a very public and vulgar fight at the bar during lunch time. I sat down, a few seats away, ordered my food, and politely read the paper without looking their way so as not to reveal my utter contempt. This proved difficult as I became increasingly aware that the boyfriend hippie was the one doing all the yelling as he drank his double bourbon at 1pm. (Get a f#$^ing job) I'm chauvinist enough, that I believe that even an almost subhuman hippie girl doesn't deserve such obscene, public abuse from her boyfriend. Thankfully, as I contemplated the consequences of getting involved --a possible staff infection or maybe a contact high-- the bar tender kicked him out. This just got me thinking about how cruel leftists actually are. For all their holier-than-thou posturing about the environment and war, they can be vicious if you get on their bad side. Greenpeace, PETA, ELF, SDS, the weathermen, all these organizations were born out of the supposedly peaceful hippie movement, and all are violent.

In the end, exactly what I dreaded, happened. The chick hippie started talking to me, thus completely dashing any hopes I had of a peaceful lunch. So I politely ate my food and grunted indifferent answers as she droned on (she was hopped up on something) incessantly until the point where she mentioned that she and her boyfriend were from Pennsylvania on a bike ride to San Francisco and they'd been camping out in St. Charles (where I live/work/blog) for 4 months. I decided I didn't want to notice the smell and threw down a 20 and booked it back to work.

Stay in San Francisco.

Does This Mean We Can Ditch the Entitlements? No? Just Checking.

"I think that women, we have to get away from the politics of victim."

-Nancy Pelosi telling Clinton supporters to suck it up and vote for Barry.

That sound you heard was the universe collapsing in a fire storm of irony.

Don't Worry, Only 100 Million People Saw It

If you're going to go after McCain because he's not sure how many houses his wife owns, at least know what city you're in when you do a video feed to your party's national convention that will be broadcast live on about 50 channels across the country. I know Kansas City and St. Louis are both in Missouri, but they're kind of on opposite ends of the State. I don't think its a major gaffe, He's been campaigning so long, he probably lost track (You've been to one city in Missouri, you've been to them all, right?) but since Barry's campaign has decided to make such an issue out of McCain's age and competence, I think its high time we examined whether or not Barry is senile. He's a socialist after all, that implies he has problems with his higher brain functions.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Democrats Find Wool, Attempt to Pull Over Eyes

The Democrat National Convention opened up last night with. . . prayer! That's right, the godless secularists aren't actually godless at all, why they're just like the typical mid western voter. Blessings will open and close each night, (I can feel Michael Moore wince. Seriously. He caused a small earthquake) plus there will be "panels and parties run by Democratic-leaning religious advocacy groups that didn't even exist in 2004". Hmm, why did these groups spring into existence over the past four years? Why is the Democrat party suddenly embracing faith? (Well other than faith in global warming, socialism, and the infallibility of Jimmy Carter) "Behind the scenes, efforts to attract the religious vote will concentrate largely on Christian 'values voters.'" Oh, so the Democrats want the "values voter" that supposedly pushed Bush over the edge in 2004. So now all of a sudden the Democrat party has found God, and to prove it to voters, they're going to pray. . . in public! Its almost as if they view religion as a means to an end, this magic force that will sooth the fears of Christian America. That can't be right though. That's way too cynical. If that were true, it would mean that the Democrats view religion as a type of "opiate of the masses" or something. "One reason religion is playing such a prominent role at this week's convention is that Obama has made faith outreach prominent in his campaign." That's better, I forgot Obama had such a strong faith. Jeremiah Wright can testify to that, I wonder when he's slotted to speak? I just hope the brutal campaign season hasn't made Obama bitter, because he's becoming clingy. No date yet for his Ohio hunting trip.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mullahs From Outer Space!!

Iran wants to put a man into space within a decade.

I want to own a BD's Mongolian Barbeque.

Doesn't mean its going to happen.

Is Barry Shaving Points?

Has anyone else noticed that Barry Obama has no idea what he's doing on the campaign trail? The Clinton machine's loss to this guy will go down as one of the biggest blunders in American political history. For a man with a religious following and fawning media coverage, he can't seem to pull away from an uninspiring moderate who is despised by his own base.

As of late, Obama has decided that he needs to hammer McCain on foreign policy and the Iraq war. Smart! Draw attention to the war the media has decided to ignore to your advantage! Obama will lose to McCain on the issue of foreign policy experience every time, because he has none. No matter how Obama paints McCain or spins his own policy positions, in the end all he is doing is drawing attention to McCain's best issues and the successful yet largely ignored war in Iraq. One of Obama's handlers needs to get a hold of him and tell him this is not the Democrats' issue anymore. In 2005, maybe, but not now. That's why the main stream media is ignoring it. I know Obama was crowned a political genius long ago, but he looks like an amateur to me. Also, I don't know who's making decisions on what his staff says in public, but blaming John McCain for the escalation of the Russian invasion of Georgia makes you sound silly. Almost as silly as taking credit for the imaginary cease fire. Someone needs to compile a list modeled on Warmlist that records everything Obama and his supporters have given Barry credit for, or claimed he can do (like lowering the sea level or transforming Mahmoud Ahmadinejad into Gordon Brown).

I don't understand how a campaign can be so inept. Barry should thank his lucky stars that the media is covering for him.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Obamaniacs of the World, Unite!

Sorry about the light blogging lately. College Football season is ramping up, and as a die hard Missouri Tigers fan, the fact that they are good for the first time in almost a millenia has lead to most of my free time being devoted to Mizzou.

Here's something I've been meaning to comment on, the Communist Party USA has endorsed Barry Obama. Apparently he's the only one who can end "ultra-right rule" in America (If only Bush was "ultra right") by uniting all the races and classes. Even the commies have embraced hope, unity, and change! Now if only Obama can convince them to admit how old their gymnasts are, we'd really be making progress. No word on when the Fascist Party USA will endorse Barry.

Friday, August 15, 2008

She Wasn't Talking About the New Deal, She Was Talking About Bush


I've researched the possible Atlas Shrugged movie a bit more, well, I typed "Baldwin Entertainment Group" into Google. The Baldwin Entertainment Group according to wikipedia, purchased the rights to the film in 2003. Heres a blurb about the screenplay on their website:

Written by: Jim V. Hart
Based on the novel ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand

ATTACHMENTS Lions Gate Films

LOG LINE: Dagny Taggart, one of the great heroines of modern literature, struggles to fulfill her great-grandfather’s legacy as she steers her family’s railroad conglomerate through the triple threat of government corruption, international terrorism and a mysterious force that is silencing the great thinkers of the day.

SYNOPSIS: Ayn Rand’s groundbreaking novel foresees an American future eerily similar to the future that America faces today. The politics of fear embodied by stringent government regulation and irresponsible foreign policy have driven American society to the brink of collapse. Against this backdrop, Dagny Taggart wrestles her corrupt and dissolute brother for control of their great-grandfather’s railroad conglomerate. Determined to live up to her ancestor’s name, Dagny steers the railroad through a minefield of government sabotage, domestic disintegration, and international terrorism. All the while the destruction of the American way is hastened by a mysterious force that is silencing the great thinkers of the day. Their disappearance inspires a universal sense of fatalistic dread that is summed up by the new popular catchphrase: “Who is John Galt?”

Are there any Rand fans that can tell me what's wrong here? Let's start at the beginning. "International terrorism"? Where was that in the book? Ragnar Danneskjold may have been refered to as a terrorist, but that's it. The book's over 1000 pages long, I don't think we need to add any extra plot points. What's next? How about "the politics of fear". How did a catch phrase of the left make it in here? The "politics of fear" had better refer to Dr. Stadler's "Project X" and not warantless wiretaps of overseas phone calls. The kicker though, the phrase in here that makes me dread this movie's release, is "irresponsible foreign policy". What?! The only "irresponsible foreign policy" that existed in the book was the American governments penchant for sending aid to struggling "people's states" around the world that had enslaved their citizens. If they use this movie to make a f*&%ing commentary on Iraq or the war on terror, they will have succeeded in both completely destroying the point of the book and giving me a noticeable facial tick.

Way to go Hollywood. Just destroy as much as you can. Maybe you can remake "The Fountainhead" and spin it to be a commentary on the heartlessness of the Bush tax cuts. Its only 8:51 am? I already need a drink.


I'm not sure how I missed this, but right at the beginning in the "Log Line" it says "a mysterious force that is silencing the great thinkers of the day". John Galt was out to stop the "engine of the world". The "great thinkers" of the day in Atlas Shrugged are portrayed as pied piper buffoons, leading the populace into total destruction. It wasn't the thinkers Galt was after, (Unless you count Hugh Akston) it was the men who made the world work, the industrialists, the bankers, the oil magnates, the men the "great thinkers" ridiculed and scorned. There's a reason the book was almost called "The Strike". It's a cautionary tale about what this country and indeed the world would be like if all "big businessmen" went on strike, not the nihilistic intellectuals of the book who suck at the government's teat.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

We Were Just Joking, the Cold War's Still On

So, apparently Putin has decided to do his best Leonid Brezhnev impression as he seeks to reassert Russian dominance of her traditional satellite states. "Cease fire? F*$% that. We're Russia. Stop snickering Kazakhstan, you're next." Who knew an ex KGB guy would try and reestablish the Soviet Union? Alas, Russia has too many troubles. She can't recreate the old bipolar order the die hard commies miss so much. The economy is in shambles, Putin's cronies are looting whatever wealth there is, and a billion and a half expansionist Chinese are antsy to prove they are the dominant power in Asia. I wouldn't worry about Taiwan as much as I'd worry about resource rich Siberia. But for now, Russia's going to prove that she's still more powerful than Georgia, and unfortunately for Georgia, there's not much the United States can do short of declaring war on Russia. Putin and his ventriloquist dummy Dmitry Medvedev have smartly moved before Georgia could be admitted to NATO, though in doing so, they have confirmed the need for NATO's continued existence as an anti-Russian alliance.

In the end Georgia will be a bit dismembered and NATO will be a bit spooked by the threat of a resurgent Russia displaying her power, and idiot South Ossetians (South Ossetia is the Georgian province Russian is "liberating") will make rediculous statements like this:

"They want to physically uproot us all. . . What other definition is there for genocide?"

I can think of a couple, but that's just me. It looks to be setting up for a hell of a century, Russia should keep one thing in mind though:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I Don't Think Ayn Would Be Happy

I remember seeing this maybe half a year ago when I was perusing the wikipedia article on Atlas Shrugged in search of Whittaker Chamber's famous review of Ayn Rand's iconic novel. (I tend to disagree with Mr. Chambers on the fascist overtones in Atlas Shrugged considering it advocates laissez-faire capitalism and attacks large government. In case you don't know, fascists hate laissez-faire capitalism and love large government, but that discussion is for another day) A recent entry in the "Media Blog" at National Review Online (which I would have missed had Rachel Lucas not noticed it) has reminded me of it. Apparently, talks have been underway for years about a film adaptation of Atlas Shrugged starring Angelina Jolie as Dagny Taggart and - according to some reports - Brad Pitt as John Galt. Anyone who has read Atlas Shrugged knows that it strongly advocates a free market which is unfettered by any government interference and refers to those who advocate a welfare state as "looters". This is why I'm puzzled as to why Jolie and Pitt would sign onto the film.

Now I've always known Brad Pitt was a liberal, environmental wackjob, so I can't imagine how he has come to admire Ayn Rand. He famously supported John Kerry in 2004. If he can't stomach George W. Bush, There is no way in hell he can agree with anything John Galt believes aside from his atheism. As for Jolie, maybe she's attracted to Dagny Taggart's character because there are some feministic qualities about her, but Rand portrays other female characters in a bad light, Lily Rearden for example. And given all Jolie's advocacy for the plight of the third world, I find it hard to believe she admires a book in which one of the "good guys" so to speak is a pirate who destroys aid shipments to impoverished countries around the world.

My biggest fear in all of this is that Jolie and Pitt have no idea who Rand was or what Atlas Shrugged advocates. They probably see it as just a chance to have a wild sex scene on film together. I've never minded Jolie much, in fact I go out of my way to avoid the tabloid obsession, and her father, John Voigt is somewhat of a conservative. However, if they tone down the free market, anti government tone of the book so as to not offend Jolie and Pitt's sensibilities, I will never forgive them. Despite being godless and at times reading like a romance novel, Atlas Shrugged is one of my favorite books. If they at all alter Francisco d'Anconia's brilliant monologue on money, I may just become a hermit and live out in the Ozarks, maybe gaining a wacky name from the locals, like "fraggle-toothed Jakey". Bottom line, I'll lose it.

If you're going to do it, do it right.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Camera Man "Unobjectively" Saves Marine's Life

I'm not sure how I missed this, but Fox News camera man Chris Jackson pulled a marine out of a burning Humvee that had been struck by an IED in Afghanistan. Could anyone see a CNN or BBC camera man pull a marine out of a burning vehicle? Just saying.

Humanity Can't Survive Any More Guardian Columns

Apparently we're all going to die, at least according to global warmist Oliver Tickell. The only thing that puzzles me is whether the global warmists see that as a good thing, or a bad thing. After all, humans are evil, consuming, capitalists who repeatedly rape Mother Earth, right? Anyway, here are some snippets from comrade Tickell's hysterical piece in today's Guardian.

"We need to get prepared for four degrees of global warming, Bob Watson told the Guardian last week. At first sight this looks like wise counsel from the climate science adviser to Defra. But the idea that we could adapt to a 4C rise is absurd and dangerous. Global Warming on this scale would be a catastrophe that would mean, in the immortal words that Chief Seattle probably never spoke, "the end of living and the beginning of survival" for humankind. Or perhaps the beginning of our extinction."

Hmm, well that seems very well thought out and reasoned. A 4C rise in the global temperature would indeed change the face of the earth, and humankind may have to radically adapt, if we can at all (I always like to bet on humanity). But is there any evidence that this is absolutely going to happen? There are many possibilities that would be disastrous to humanity, but we don't feel the need to destroy our economic prosperity without evidence. A bloodthirsty race of ant men with a taste for human infants could suddenly burst up from the Earth in central Asia and destroy most of the human race. Fortunately, geologists have yet to find evidence of giant ant tunnel labyrinths beneath Asia, but it could happen! We need to take action now! The human race can't survive in influx of 10 trillion murderous ant men! We'd be talking extinction!

Tickell goes on:

"To see how far this process could go, look 55.5m years to the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, when a global temperature increase of 6C coincided with the release of about 5,000 gigatonnes of carbon into the atmosphere, both as CO2 and as methane from bogs and seabed sediments. Lush subtropical forests grew in polar regions, and sea levels rose to 100m higher than today. It appears that an initial warming pulse triggered other warming processes. Many scientists warn that this historical event may be analogous to the present: the warming caused by human emissions could propel us towards a similar hothouse Earth."

How did mankind increase the global temperature 6C 55.5 million years ago? The Earth doesn't warm and cool naturally. Humans are responsible. And surely humans could have stopped the Earth from warming 6C, we have that kind of power. We can control weather and climate. We don't have to wait for Al Gore's dream of falling into a vat of toxic waste and gaining Captain Planet-esque powers to come true. Tickell's got a plan to stop the warming this time, unlike those selfish humans of 55.5 million years ago:

"The answer? Scrap national allocations and place a single global cap on greenhouse gas emissions, applied "upstream" – for instance, at the oil refinery, coal-washing station and cement factory. Sell permits up to that cap in a global auction, and use the proceeds to finance solutions to climate change – accelerating the use of renewable energy, raising energy efficiency, protecting forests, promoting climate-friendly farming, and researching geoengineering technologies. And commit hundreds of billions of dollars per year to finance adaptation to climate change, especially in poor countries."

Interestingly, Mr. Tickell doesn't say who will enforce this "global cap on greenhouse gas emissions". How are we going to keep sovereign nations in line? Maybe we could make them a little less sovereign? I think I see where Mr. Tickell is going here. Let's have the UN regulate global emissions like you know they're dying to do. We'll give them sweeping new powers to fight global capitalism and move one step closer to a socialist one world government. Hooray! I'm sure in a hundred years, when we're all serfs on a UN commune, there will be no bitter feelings when the next ice age hits.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

America's Daughters Look Disgusted

In an update to the "Proof that there is a God" file, Nancy Pelosi has sold 2,737 copies of her new book "Plastic Smile: Diary of a Wackjob"- er, I mean "Know Your Power: A Message To America's Daughters". Had I a daughter, I believe the last person I'd want sending her messages would be Nancy Pelosi, who despite becoming the first female Speaker of the House, managed to set the woman's rights movement back about a decade by bringing her 6 grandchildren up to the Speaker's podium while the House was in session. Thus she justified the fears of any man who believes that women aren't serious enough to govern the most powerful country on Earth.

Let's think about this for a second. How many real, radical, man hating, feminists are there in America? A million? Half a million? One Hundred Thousand? Ten Thousand? Certainly more than 2,737. They don't even want to touch this crap. With the approval rating of Congress mired in the teens, its clear that even liberal democrats aren't happy with Speaker Pelosi. This all ties back into the current furor over Barry Obama. Black voters need to understand something, you want the first black President to be competent. When Barry is elected and the 2nd term of the Carter administration begins, many people's stereotypes about blacks will be confirmed in their minds, just as Nancy Pelosi has made women look like imbeciles. You don't want a President who says there are 57 States, or - as I fear most about a black President - thinks all "typical white" people are inherently racist.

On one hand, if Obama is elected, we'll get this whole "will there ever be a black President" thing out of the bloody way. On the other hand, if Obama is elected, the next black President may be a long time coming.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

If You Say You're Not A Racist. . . You May Be A Racist

From National Review Online:

1.If you think Obama's the most liberal member of the senate you...may be a racist.
2.If you object to Obama raising your payroll, capital gains and estate taxes you...may be a racist.
3.If you'd prefer a president have at least some foreign policy experience you...may be a racist.
4. If you're in favor of drilling for oil and building nuclear power plants you...may be a racist.
5. If you think "Vero Possemus" is Latin for "Massive Ego" you... may be a racist.
6. If you wonder why Obama was hanging around William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn you...may be a racist.
7. If your pastor is nothing like Rev. Wright or Father Pfleger you... may be a racist.
8.If you don't want the majority of justices on the Supreme Court to be like Stephen Breyer you...may be a racist.
9. If you're not impressed with Obama's 100% NARAL rating you...may be a racist.
10. If you're not sure whether Obama opposed or supported FISA reauthorization you...may be a racist.
11. If you don't think America is a "downright mean" country you...may be a racist.
12. If you think Obama should've visited wounded troops at Ramstein and Landstuhl you...may be a racist.
13. If you think the surge is working and that's a good thing you...may be a racist.
14. If you oppose racial preferences in employment, school admissions and contracting you...may be a racist.
15. If you think "we are the change we've been waiting for" is a line from a Monty Python skit you...may be a racist.
16. If you prefer that a president have a smidgen of executive experience you...may be a racist.
17. If you're appalled that Obama voted against treating infants born after an abortion attempt the same medically as other infants born alive you...may be a racist.
18. If you were proud of your country even before Obama's candidacy you...may be a racist.
20. If you don't think American troops are just "air raiding villages" you...may be a racist.
21. If your grandmother isn't a "typical white person" you...may be a racist.
22. If you don't think rural, working class people are bitter and "cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them" you...may be a racist.
23. If you're not sure invading Pakistan is a particularly good idea—what with their nuclear weapons and all— you...may be a racist.
24. If you don't want the president to meet without precondition with the leaders of state sponsors of terror you...may be a racist.
25. If you don't care how Hollywood or the European elite think you should vote you...may be a racist.

Monday, August 4, 2008

House GOP: Not Geldings After All

Finally, someone in the GOP is pounding Pelosi and the Democrats over the ban on drilling. I was beginning to question their intelligence and genitalia.

This Isn't Dirty Harry's San Francisco

Over in San Francisco, Mayor and Stalinist Gavin Newsom has proposed fining people $1000 if residents don't properly sort their trash for recycling. Seriously. Is their anyone who still can't see the fascism inherent in the green movement? San Francisco has sunk far deeper into liberalism than the rest of the country has, but this is the direction the greenies and politicians like Obama and Pelosi want to take us in. I don't think a lot of Americans realize this. I have always refused to set foot in that God forsaken place, but maybe now I'll visit just to dump trash.