Tuesday, May 27, 2008

"Look ! It's Governor Corzine...!"

First words out of my mouth when I saw this slimy SOB crossing my line at the 'ol fishin' hole:

Jim at the Parkway Rest Stop has made clear - with good humor - his personal disdain for gators. Me, I hate almost all reptiles. Peer at them, and they size you up with only one "thought" in their prehistoric minds: Can I eat you? And if they feel as if they can, they make their move...

The fellow above is the New Jersey's infamous Northern Water Snake, and it seems like he may be getting close to the four-foot limit the species usually reaches...

So eventually, little Corzine decides to head for shore, and curls up pondside right at my feet, and rests his head on a stray leaf. I was in no mood for reptilian company, so I pounded on the ground hard, knowing that snakes are more sensitive to vibration than noise.

So what does the SOB do? He recoils a few inches, sure, but instead of fleeing, he arches up an additional six inches out of the water, hoods his head, and hisses at me.

Right out of the fieldbook:

The water snake can exhibit a mean disposition and can inflict a painful, nonvenomous bite if handled.

So eventually we reached a detante, and little Jon slithered away, no doubt looking for the stray sunfish. Meanwhile, I ran smack into Senator Robert Menendez!

Who'd have thunk it?

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

Perform, then, this one act of remembrance before this Day passes - Remember there is an army of defense and advance
that never dies and never surrenders, but is increasingly recruited from the eternal sources of the American spirit and from the generations of American youth. ~W.J. Cameron

For love of country they accepted death... ~James A. Garfield

The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.~Minot J. Savage

All here.

Enjoy the day, and pay tribute in your heart...

The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem.
~Aaron Kilbourn

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Can you judge a man by the books he reads?

And can you tell us what that man will do if he rises to power?

Barack Obama, caught on the tarmac with his latest reading material...let's summarize:

....here we have the current frontrunner (barely) to be the 44th president of the United States (the son of a Kenyan man and an American woman, named Barack Obama), reading the top-selling current events book of the season (by an immigrant from Mumbai named Fareed Zakaria) called The Post-American World.....

Don't say we didn't warn ya. Click the link for the photo of our future facist overlord....

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Media Calls for Obama !

The media will not let a silly things such as "voting "get in the way of pushing their self-appointed messiah to his throne in Washington:

Obama to take big step in Democratic race

Barack Obama will take a major step toward the Democratic presidential nomination when Oregon and Kentucky vote on Tuesday, but rival Hillary Clinton still hopes to spoil the party.

After Tuesday's results, Obama will be able to claim a majority of pledged delegates won in the lengthy state-by-state fight with Clinton.

It is a landmark he hopes will signal the beginning of the end of their grueling race to contest November's presidential election against Republican John McCain.

A majority? Kinda meaningless, when there is a fixed total (2210) of delegates that must be earned, and that Obama cannot achieve, in this contest for the Democratic nomination.

With H-Clinton on his heels (although also "mathematically challenged), and Obama's "popular vote" lead now solely amounting to his margin of victory in Cook County, Illinois, isn't it presumptous to say that winning the state of Oregon on the same day he will get demolished in Kentucky is a "big step" for Obama?

Looks like the media is going to report this election the same way they've reported the war in Iraq, with Hillary/McCain being cast as the American soldier; with a narrative demanding that they must - MUST - lose to allow the storyline to continue as liberal dogma dictates....

Saturday, May 17, 2008

"Plus ca change...

...plus c'est la meme chose"....

Who made the following statement regarding Muslims?

....God has cast us into the midst of this people....who persecute us severely, and who devise ways to harm us and to debase us… ....No nation has ever done more harm to Israel. None has matched it in debasing and humiliating us. None has been able to reduce us as they have… We have borne their imposed degradation, their lies, and absurdities, which are beyond human power to bear.”

No, not Ariel Sharon, you hate-monger!

Give up? It was famed Jewish philospsher and scholar Moses Maimonides; and he said it around 1180AD.

Not much has changed in 800 years; excepting the fact that Mr. Maimonides would today likely be vilified by the media - and elected Democrats - for engaging in "hate speech", which is what the Left likes to call inconvenient truths these days....

Gates of Vienna (from whom I grabbed the above quote), points out how our own dhimmi government tries to change history to suit the Muslim nation:

The U.S. State Department has proclaimed that “during the Islamic period in Spain, Jews, Christians, and Muslims lived together in peace and mutual respect, creating a diverse society in which vibrant exchanges of ideas took place.”

Incidentally, it is too bad that the study of dead white (or dead Jewish/Spanish) philosophers has been banned; for Moses Maimonides has a lot to say about a number of contemporary issues.

For instance, how about that whole assisted suicide thing?

One who is in a dying condition is regarded as a living person in all respects.

Don't tell Doc Kervorkian...and hey, you know how the Democrats have an easy answer for every problem that confronts us (and it is usually "Just let the government handle it")? Well, Moses sayeth:

Do not imagine that these most difficult problems can be thoroughly understood by any one of us. This is not the case.

Finally, some wisdom from the great philosospher that would greatly benefit any one politician who dared to practice it:

When I have a difficult subject before me — when I find the road narrow, and can see no other way of teaching a well established truth except by pleasing one intelligent man and displeasing ten thousand fools — I prefer to address myself to the one man, and to take no notice whatever of the condemnation of the multitude

Alas, that courage is as rare now as it was back in Mr. M's day....

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Barack Obama: A Coward, Without Even the Courage of his Convictions

Let's do a three-step, shall we? From Obama's own website, his (gag) "plan to secure America and restore our standing":

When I am this party's nominee, my opponent will not be able to say that I voted for the war in Iraq; or that I gave George Bush the benefit of the doubt on Iran; or that I supported Bush-Cheney policies of not talking to leaders that we don't like.

More, now in meglomanical third-person:

Obama is the only major candidate who supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions

Now, from President Bush's speech in Israel today:

Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: "Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler, all this might have been avoided." We have an obligation to call this what it is -- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.

Obama takes offense, and goes nuts, seemingly forgetting - or scurriously backing away from - his own mission statement on said website:

"It is sad that President Bush would use a speech to the Knesset on the 6Oth anniversary of Israel's independence to launch a false political attack," Obama said in the statement. "George Bush knows that I have never supported engagement with terrorists, and the president's extraordinary politicization of foreign policy and the politics of fear do nothing to secure the American people or our stalwart ally Israel."

Points to ponder (and I honestly don't know where to begin):

- one should read the rest of Obama's diplomatic and foreign policy objectives on his website. The thought of someone with a college sophomore's grasp of world affairs becoming the President is absolutely terrifying.

-who do we need to restore our standing with? The Israeli people, who welcomed Bush as a hero? The French, who elected the conservative Sarkozy? The Germans, who tossed out the anti-American Schroeder? The British, who just handed the left its biggest loss in over a decade? Seems like the rest of the world is trying to make up with us. I wonder what peoples Mr. Obama is referring to, when he invokes our "low standing"?

- Bush is right. Is that what is inflaming the Left so today? Next accusation: Bush is "swift-boating" Obama!

-Amazing how Obama could take the words of the President making a historic speech in Israel and somehow turn it into a personal affront. Sorry, little Barack, it is not all about you. You were likely the furthest thing from Bush's mind today, and all of your bitchy whining and moaning doesn't change that; it just makes you look...immature. Hmmm...will McCain's age actually become a advantage in November?

Finally, a thought about liberalism as it is practiced today, since I believe it relates. It seems as if modern liberalism has become all about making oneself feel good (because it is always about you, right, Barack?) with no mind paid to the consequences of the actions taken to achieve that precious self-esteem. To wit:

-Jimmy Carter goes to Gaza, Hamas attacks and kills Israelis the next day. Actually, in the ten days or so since his vistis, Hamas has drastically increased his attacks. Cause and affect?

-Nancy Pelosi goes to Damascus, assures the lowly "President" Assad that liberal Democrats will take a new direction, a path of discussion. She feels good about it, no doubt. But how do the residents of Lebanon feel now that Assad's Hezbollah allies have overtaken the freely-elected government? Coincidence, that Syria makes its moves as our election grows near? Coincidence, that Iran spurns all talks while the liberal Obama lurks in the wings?

-Food prices in America jump drastically as ethanol subsidies - a "true path" on the way to a "Green America" - induces farmers to sell their crops for fuel instead of food. The liberals feel great - hey, ethanol burns clean! - but that side effect of food shortages for the first time in nearly a century in America? Hey, don't swift-boat the Left, you, you ....denier!

It is a type of immaturity - or maybe insanity - to say that the ironclad laws of cause and effect do not apply to you, because you meant well.

Or maybe some of these liberal folks do not mean so well after all. The left's hatred towards Israel, displayed mightily as we celebrate her 60th anniversary, brings yet another point to ponder. This one comes from The Belmont Club:

Yet nothing great or wonderful is safe forever, and that darkness, that love for savagery, that admiration for the brutal, that was believed to have died beneath the ground in 1945 is on the march again.

It is crawling out of books, lofty towers, places of culture in precisely the manner Camus warned us against. He said that the evil may be beaten, but it is rarely beaten forever; "that the plague bacillus never dies or disappears for good; that it can lie dormant for years and years in furniture and linen-chests; that it bides its time in bedrooms, cellars, trunks and bookshelves; and that perhaps the day would come when, for the bane and the enlightening of men, it would rouse up its rats again and send them forth to die in a happy city."

But we may not speak of it. And therefore it begins.

Like Sauron's ring, our evil is almost impossible to destroy; it simply hibernates for a season, then returns in a new form - with cheerleaders; remember the left's enthusiasm for Stalin? - and a weary world cannot summom the strength - or the courage - to fight it until the bootprints are upon us...

Nice roundup at Right Truth...

Sunday, May 04, 2008

"When Pigs Fly" Alert !

I actually agree with something Hillary Clinton said; and in The Times, natch:

“Elite opinion is always on the side of doing things that really disadvantages the vast majority of Americans.”

She's referring to the braying over her support for the repeal of the gas tax; with the loudest Donkey in opposition being one Barack Obama.

She's one the right side of this one but for the wrong reasons (political opportunism as opposed to sound tax-cutting fiscal policy).

Doesn't matter, really. Interesting thought, though - does the Hillster realize how often she is the very voice of that "elite opinion" that she so thoroughly derides?

I am sure some will soon remind her...

Friday, May 02, 2008

Filth From Across The Pond

To think that we as a nation were spawned from this decaying, decrepit husk:

Last Thursday Johann Hari, the leading political columnist for the British daily The Independent, received the (previously) highly prestigious Orwell Prize for political writing. The 29-year-old Hari “celebrated” by writing a vicious attack on Israel.

In his column in The Independent this week, he writes: “Whenever I try to mouth these words [of reassurance for Israel], a remembered smell fills my nostrils. It is the smell of shit.”

(In 2007, Hari was also named “Newspaper Journalist of the Year” by Amnesty International. He has also written for The New York Times and Le Monde.)

More on this prestigous prizewinner at Honest Reporting UK, which thoroughly catalogs Hari's knowing use of vicious, hateful lies in order to pursue his dream of a destroyed Israel.

But it seems as if Hari is an equal opportunity hate monger:

...there are so many good reasons to hate Joseph Ratzinger...

But back to our estwhile parental units, the Brits. Should they tolerate this type of speech?

Should it get printed in its major newspapers?
Well, this little spat speaks to what the British really want to read, doesn't it? Or at the very least, what their elites feel is important for them to read. Hence the "decay" I refer to up top...

Should the author of such a barely disguised anti-Semetic rampage get a top literary award from an alleged panel of judges?

Ah, there we are. This type of speech is not just tolerated, not just printed in the top dailies, but rewarded. And what does that say about the soul of our European forefathers?

Decayed. Decrepit. Empty.

And they are following the path of so many similar societies - societies that either no longer exist (Nazi Germany) or are helplessly retrograde (the Muslim Middle East). The path of "blame the Jews" - first, last, and always.

Good luck with that. It's worked so well in the past.

Can we disown you now?

Not convinced? From The Orwell Prize website - besides our loving friend Mr. Hari, who else has one an Orwell this year? No suprise to find out is is another "blame the Jews first" tome:

Palestinian Walks: Notes on a Vanishing Landscape (Profile books), describes - through a series of six walks over 26 years - the destruction of the Palestinian landscape, and how it mirrors the destruction of Palestinian identity and culture.

Finally - who where these esteemed judges, whom through must what have been an exhaustive search, found these highly qualified honorees? Well, here's an interesting coincidence:

Albert Scardino – Annual Judge: Albert Scardino is a former executive editor for the home and foreign departments of The Guardian, and a former adviser to the Democratic Party in the United States.

No suprise, that. Sounds like one of Obama's guys, actually.

Where does this all lead? Here.