Archive for November, 2009

‘Sports media overwhelmingly chose to remember LAT’s Penner as male’

Jeepers, I can’t imagine why…


Dear 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll…

Our dictionaries must have different definitions of the phrase “field day”…


Ed Anger: ‘Tiger’s in the doghouse!’

America’s angriest columnist is angry:

Folks are making jokes right now about balls and holes and swinging and birdies but I can’t figure them because I never cared much for golf. It’s more like figure skating than a real sport, complete with bright colored outfits.

There’s no fighting or sweating or swearing and none of the players seem to be on crazy drugs.

When you win the big prize, it’s just a stupid green jacket like you’d see at J.C. Penny’s!

Plus they let ladies play golf, so that proves it must be stupid.


Ed Anger sure gets interesting letters…

Ed Anger get rid of the bat image from your web. It is not an American symbol of the white world and an eagle. The only reason you are trying to use a bat image is because you did not create it yourself. All the years of your tabloids show white gray and black imagery. You are not history of any bat. Your fat white world needs your own symbol of mouth open eating all the negativity you created from the years of your newspapers in the stores. That image is not a bat it is a fat white pig created from the bowels of America.


‘…the spectacle of the Peasants defending their culture…’

…is still more frightening than the Muslim onslaught. (…)

Switzerland has voted overwhelmingly to ban triumphalist minarets on Muslim mosques. (…) This went completely contrary to pre-referendum opinion polls which had shown a 10 per cent lead for the pro-minaret camp; instead, the margin was 16 per cent in favour of a ban.

People lied to opinion pollsters.

Are they doing the same in Britain?


It is no coincidence that the people most loudly bemoaning the ban on minarets in Switzerland are those who most vociferously applauded the prohibition on crucifixes in Italian classrooms.

The consistent principle is an attack on European Christian civilisation, complemented by subservience to all the enemies of that civilisation, secular or Islamic…


Clip and save: Best brief, accessible and candid assement of Obama so far

As I said: You voted for Obama because you were black, or stupid, or both.

Paul Rahe of Hillsdale College says it nicer:

In 2008, the Democrats did the same thing. They had on their hands an inexperienced, recently minted US Senator from Illinois who was — as Joe Biden put it in a candid remark that typifies his propensity for speaking his mind without first thinking about the consequences — “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

Never mind, they thought, Obama’s long-standing connections with William Ayers, the unrepentant mastermind of a domestic terrorist bombing campaign in the 1970s. Never mind Obama’s close association with the racist demagogue Jeremiah Wright. Never mind his lack of executive experience, his unfamiliarity with the private sector, and his ignorance of the ways of Washington. With the help of the pliable press, he could be sold — and Americans would congratulate themselves on their lack of racial prejudice if they voted for him.

Now comes the reckoning. For Barack Obama seems to be a one-trick pony. He is very good at delivering a speech if he has a teleprompter at hand, and the first and even the second time that you hear him, you will be impressed. If you bother later to read and re-read the speech you will perceive its emptiness. But few will do that, and by the time that they do, it will be too late.

This is not exclusively a personal attack. Rahe also wisely and calmly critiques Obama’s policy decisions. Do read the whole thing.

I give it a year before America’s Official Blacks(tm) achieve the following conspiratorial consensus:


George Will: don’t legalize it (UPDATED)

George Will has a column on why legalizing pot is a bad idea. I haven’t read it and I don’t intend to.

First, because I already agree with his basic premise. And two, because the reason I don’t want pot legalized has nothing to do with fancy arguments and everything to do with petty personal prejudices.

I wager that’s the reason many people believe what they believe, too.

Yesterday I got an invitation for a far-away event with Yaron Brook, the new public face of Objectivism. I can’t go but I’d like to. Ever since Brook started appearing on Fox News, my sympathy for libertarianism/Objectivism has increased fivefold. Why?

Well, he does present compelling arguments much of the time.

But mostly it’s because he doesn’t seem like a complete jackass.

Most libertarians I’ve met are twitchy overgrown adolescents who are one step up from Trekkers on the appealing personality scale. They are curt, bitchy, brittle and huffy. When you’re around a libertarian, it’s always Thanksgiving dinner and they’re the teenaged cousin with the giant anime collection who’s read one book too few and stays coiled in his chair, waiting to blurt out some “shocking” comment he thinks is ahead of its time but is actually two hundred years old, in a boorish, loudmouth Penn Gillette way.

I just don’t like them. They bug me.

Brook doesn’t seem to be these things in public, and that’s half of why his message is getting across. Whatever the Ayn Rand Center is paying him isn’t enough.

Which brings me back to pot. I quite simply have a recovering alcoholic’s inante snobbery about other people’s substance abuse; “Well, at least I was never hooked on illegal stuff!” It makes no sense. Neither does much of life as we know it.


David Solway: Give Sarah Palin a chance

David Solway writes:

For the fact is that Palin knows reasonably well what she is talking about but Obama is like the captain of an ocean liner who never stepped into a rowboat and whose only experience of the sea is a view of Lake Michigan from the Hancock Observatory. Honestly now, who would you really trust at the helm of state?


Shorter Conor Friedersdorf: Unlike you filthy peasants, I am utterly uninterested in celebrity gossip

In fact, I care so little about how often Tiger Woods masturbates that I specifically mentioned it in my column just to prove I don’t care! Take that, plebes!


‘There’s never been a free-speech triple-play like this one…’


From the Shakedown to the Lights Out to The Tyranny Of Nice, Steyn, Levant, Vere and Shaidle mark the stages of decline, and of a descent into a soft beguiling totalitarianism.

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* Mark’s holiday single “A Marshmallow World”
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Hal Turner’s double life: ‘right wing’ talk radio host/Federal informant

How much those movie rights going for…?

For more than five years, Hal Turner of North Bergen lived a double life.

The public knew him as an ultra-right-wing radio talk show host and Internet blogger with an audience of neo-Nazis and white supremacists attracted to his scorched-earth racism and bare-knuckles bashing of public figures.

But to the FBI, and its expanding domestic counter-terror intelligence operations in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, Turner was “Valhalla” — his code name as an informant who spied on his own controversial followers. (…)

In interviews, conducted before Turner was released on bail, he said the FBI coached him to make racist, anti-Semitic and other threatening statements and now he feels double-crossed by the bureau after his arrest. The documents reviewed by The Record, however, show repeated instances of federal agents admonishing Turner for his extremism. (…)

Rumors of Turner’s FBI work surfaced two years ago after unknown Internet hackers electronically broke into his Web site and found e-mails between Turner and an FBI agent. Turner never acknowledged his FBI role until after his arrest in June — and then with a mix of anger and chagrin.

“Imagine my surprise,” he wrote in one of several letters from jail to The Record, “when agents from the very FBI that trained and paid me came to my house to arrest me.”


Are the Swiss anti-minaret posters for sale anywhere on the web? (UPDATE)

Almost as good as this:


Robert Jago emails (with an attachment!)

You mentioned on twitter that you were looking for this (attached). Any commercial printers can run this off for you. It’s a vector image, so they can print it at any size.


New York Post: ‘Fleisher did not return calls…’

From our bulging There Isn’t Enough Money Or Booze On Earth files:

[Lisa] Baron, the former spokeswoman for Christian Coalition head Ralph Reed, is working on a book she calls, “My Burning Bush: A Political Memoir of Biblical Proportions.”

Inevitably, when people hear Baron worked for Reed during the 2000 Republican presidential primary in South Carolina (she was Lisa Gimbel then), they ask if it’s true that Reed spread the false rumor that Sen. John McCain had fathered a black child.

“How would I know?” writes Baron. “I was too busy giving [George W. Bush's future press secretary] Ari Fleischer [oral sex] in a Greenville hotel room.”


Bored? Not pissed off enough yet? Wanna test your new heart medication?

Have fun in the comments.


White House gate crashing story worse than you thought

No, I don’t mean this.

I mean THIS!


‘Calgary’s Official Jews as stupid as Toronto’s Official Jews’

My experiences over the last few years have shattered my lifelong belief that all Jewish people were smart. It was very disturbing.

Then, working on the rabbi’s books, I noticed how many words they had in Yiddish for “idiot”. So.

Anyway, here’s Ezra Levant.

You really have to read this. It is just… wow.