January 11, 2008 - January 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
more clever repartee.
. InstaPunk is
old. And obsolete. Too polite by about a mile and a half. Did you hear
him making nice with that D-Cup
bimbo? She's a left-wing loon. There's no point in talking with loons.
So we retired him. With prejudice. This is supposed to be scriver
territory. It will be from now on.
We almost retired him back in April
But he was more resilient
than we figured. Part of him being too f***ing clever for his own good.
That's all done now. Youth will be served.
It's not that InstaPunk was wrong. He knew that this country was
meandering through the valley of death checking out the store windows
while the dragons were circling overhead. But he was too circumspect.
He tried to exchange ideas with people who are actually part of the
problem. Like that InstaPundit goof, who's as fascinated by digital
cameras as he is by the campaign tactics of Harold Ford and Barak Obama
as he is by the legal niceties of the GWOT. If you put that boob in the
crosshairs of a sniper's rifle, he'd be asking questions about the
optical precision of the scope while you were pulling the trigger.
That's the American disease: smug obliviousness. He doesn't deserve a
wife with a rack like that. So there won't be any more grovelling here
for -- what do they call it? -- an "insta-lanche."
Reasonableness is a dangerous trap. There's absolutely no point in
trying to persuade people to see the obvious. If they can't see their
f***ing nose in front of their f***ing face, f***'em. Here's some of
the obvious crap that InstaPunk was trying to be reasonable about:
The United States Congress is full of spineless, self-obsessed retards.
When Republicans had the majority, Congress was a joke. Now that the
treasonous Democrats have the majority, Congress is a loaded gun aimed
at our heads. Everyone who voted in a way that helped Nancy Pelosi
become Speaker of the House should be stood up against a wall and shot.
2. The President of the United
States had -- for several years -- balls.
Fine. He deserved praise and some loyalty for that. But he let them get
clipped off by person or persons unknown. Rice and her State Department
fags? Pelosi and her hormone-crazed castration fantasies? Who knows.
All that matters now is that he's an inarticulate eunuch who listens to
the advice of ancient zombies who should be locked up in Alzheimer's
sanitariums. He's a menace. InstaPunk just never could overcome his
irrational loyalty to an over-achieving fighter pilot. We can. Bush has
become the enemy he once had the courage to confront. That's tragic.
But it's also despicable.
3. The mainstream media is a
colossus of traitors. Everyone who works for a major newspaper or
network news organization should be hunted down, rounded up, and shot
in the back of the head. They are actively working to enable our
enemies to destroy America. It doesn't matter why. Self-hatred.
Post-Modern ennui. Existential angst. Post-Soviet vindictiveness. Who
gives a flying f***? Kill them all. Now.
4. Political Correctness is the
new Black Death. All the topics that can't be discussed are part of the
pandemic that's killing America. Feminists so pin-headed they lend
their political support to anti-semitic death merchants whose religion
defines their sex in terms of slavery. Academics who abandon their
subject matter expertise for political rants in support of forces that
would exterminate them without a second thought. Minority rights
activists who sup with traitors on a daily basis while they demand the
extension of exceptional American privileges to those who would rape
their wives, subjugate their children, clap them in chains, and
entirely eliminate the gravy train on which they have feasted for a
5. The death of Christianity is
the end of human civilization. Period. Muslims are, at best,
semi-conscious barbarians, a thousand million f***ing idiots who think
their problems could be solved by murdering all of the twenty million
Jews on earth. All the eastern religions so prized by New-Agers are in
the business of killing individual consciousness so that the faceless
group can rule the masses. Scientific atheism is the patricidal bastard
spawn of the only faith willing to tolerate their arrogant fantasies of
omniscience. Only Christianity encourages thought, freedom, creativity,
exploration, and accomplishment while seeking to restrain the baser
human instincts that lead to sadism, sexual violence, totalitarianism,
genocide, and cultural death. The fight against Islamic jihad should be a religious crusade, but
nobody anywhere has the guts to say it. If a billion muslims have to be
killed to save human civilization, the benefit still outweighs the
cost. And virtue is not
obliterated by choosing to kill rather than be killed.
6. It's not true that the
crusade, or any one of its battles, can't be won. It could be won in 90
minutes. Everyone keeps forgetting that. The only question is, how much
do you believe in the value of the civilization that created you, all
your experience and beliefs, and your children? Are you willing to
commit suicide and end the lives of your own offspring in order to
avoid hurting murderous morons who would cut your throats in an instant
given a knife and a chance? The Romans knew the answer to that question
for close to a thousand years. The Egyptians knew the answer for almost
three thousand years. But since you're so much smarter than they were,
it's taken you less than 250 years to come up with the dumbest possible
TruePunk. We know that complications are generally evasions and
delusions. That's why we may not be here for long. Too many morons have
too much to lose when we speak the truth. But we're here for the
moment. Listen while you can. If InstaPunk returns, you'll know we've
Monday, December 11, 2006
Reyes, chairman-designate of the House Intelligence Committee.
'O' IS FOR....
Here's a dictionary definition from Word Web Online
Noun: oversight 'owvur`sIt
- An unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice
- Management by
overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group
- supervision, supervising,
- A mistake resulting from inattention
Technically, I suppose the definition that applies to Congress's view
of its responsibility to monitor aand investigate the policies of the
executive branch is the second one listed, but it's hard to resist the
notion that all three definitions of 'oversight' are close synonyms
when it comes to the legislative branch.
Yeah, I'm talking about the little "quiz
Reyes failed that most every right-wing blogger will be chortling about
over the next day or two. Just an excerpt from an article by the
National Security Editor of CQ.com, Jeff Stein, for those of you who
need a reminder:
Al Qaeda is what, I asked, Sunni or
“Al Qaeda, they have both,” Reyes said. “You’re talking about
“Sure,” I said, not knowing what else to say.
“Predominantly — probably Shiite,” he ventured.
He couldn’t have been more wrong.
Al Qaeda is profoundly Sunni. If a Shiite showed up at an al Qaeda club
house, they’d slice off his head and use it for a soccer ball.
That’s because the extremist Sunnis who make up al Qaeda consider all
Shiites to be heretics.
Al Qaeda’s Sunni roots account for its very existence.
I don't know where to start on this. There are so many implications. In
fairness to Reyes, though, I'll cite another quote from the same
article that some of us righties will probably omit (by inadvertence,
To his credit, Reyes, a kindly,
thoughtful man who also sits on the Armed Service Committee, does see
the undertows drawing the region into chaos.
For example, he knows that the 1,400- year-old split in Islam between
Sunnis and Shiites not only fuels the militias and death squads in
Iraq, it drives the competition for supremacy across the Middle East
between Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia.
That’s more than two key Republicans on the Intelligence Committee knew
when I interviewed them last summer. Rep. Jo Ann Davis, R-Va., and
Terry Everett, R-Ala., both back for another term, were flummoxed by
such basic questions, as were several top counterterrorism officials at
In fairness to myself, I'll note that I've conceded the
stupidity of Republican politicians
in the past, more
, in fact. But we're entering a new phase in our national
policy-making process, one in which the Congress is going to try to
steer national foreign policy by committee. The Republican dunces, bad
as they were, played a different role in the government. They used
their political skills to try to give their party leader, the
President, as much of what he wanted as was consistent with their
overriding desire to get reelected. Under the new regime, the Democrats
are planning to harass, undermine, and obstruct the President in the
mistaken belief that their recent electoral victory represents an
endorsement of their political positions rather than a repudiation of
Republican corruption and sloth.
In this context, it's much more relevant to ask what they really want,
what they anticipate as the results of their policies, and what base of
knowledge drives the first two. Reyes's quiz performance tells us
something important about these general questions and something
specific about two individual politicians: himself and Nancy Pelosi.
As to Reyes, Jeff Stein's assertion that he is "a kindly, thoughtful
man" is ridiculous. To aspire to a life-and-death responsibility one is
totally unqualified for is the opposite of kindly; it is selfish and
utterly uncaring of others. It is also the opposite of thoughtful,
because it's far from considerate to perform surgery without medical training. To be a member of Congress
voting at frequent intervals on matters that relate to the national
security of your country without bothering to learn essential facts
about the competing factions of the enemy who is sworn to annihilate
the people you represent is criminally ignorant. Reyes may be "nice,"
but he doesn't know enough to be a back bench congressman, let alone
chairman of the House Committee on Intelligence. He should be sent home
Then there's Nancy Pelosi. Elected to her seat by a few hundred
thousand voters, she is now the second most powerful figure in the
United States government. How does she choose to use her new power? By
plunging herself -- and, not so incidentally, the country she intends
to "govern" -- into one vengeful bitch fight after another,
consequences be damned. First, she nominates a demonstrably corrupt and
old ward heeler
to be her number two in order to score off an old
male rival. Then, she nominates two completely laughable candidates --
Hastings the Crook and Reyes the Dolt -- for chair of the House
Intelligence Committee. Why? Because she just can't stand to be in the
same room with that c*** Jane Harman, a fellow female legislator from
her own home state.
In case you're not getting it, we're talking All-Time Dumb here.
Classic Democrat affirmative-action diversity. Hastings was black, so
she figured San Francisco voters (the only ones she's accountable to,
don't forget...) wouldn't mind that he's as ethical as Marion Berry and
Al Sharpton combined. And Reyes is hispanic, so she never even thought
to ask if he actually knew anything about the Islamic fascists who are
killing Americans every day of the week. Government by face color as a
substitute for competence. In fact, she doesn't give a rat's ass about
corruption, competence, or even the lives of her dimwit constituents.
She cares about destroying her political enemies and sucking up to the
brain-dead hedonists of her decadent city.
Lest we forget, that's why the framers of the Constitution created an
executive branch and gave it so much power to conduct foreign policy,
despite their deep fear and long bad experience with kings. When it
comes to life-and-death national issues, decision makers have to be
accountable to more than 0.001 percent of the voters. And decisions
made by committees of politicians are both accountable to no one and
doomed to prefer showy rhetoric to rational rigor.
Is all this funny? Yes. In a way. As long as you're a fan of Desperate Housewives
. It's also not
funny, because U.S. security
over the next two years, at least, is being driven by a compulsion to
surrender to an implacable enemy simply because surrender is the
opposite of the hated opposition's policy. Many Americans are going to
die from sea to shining sea because Nancy Pelosi's stunted self-esteem
requires inside-the-beltway victims aplenty. Pathetic.
The rest of us should be asking of the new Democrat leviathan, What do
you really want? What do you think is going to happen if you get your
way and drive GWB from office in disgrace? Does it matter that hundreds
of thousands will die in Iraq? Since when did you really care about the
lives of American troops? Did you ever take any responsibility for the
million and a half dead in Cambodia after you had your tantrum in the
Sixties? Have you ever really learned anything? Or is the whole agenda
just a kind of Hollywood movie remake -- the evil Nixon (Bush)
triumphantly replaced by the sublime Carter (? Where can we
find anyone as bad as that
?) -- with no thought of any kind
given to the real-life events that follow the closing credits? When
you're from California, the future -- that is, the real-world future --
is frequently an oversight.
Reyes, if you really are a kindly man, resign. Pelosi... well, forget
it. We'll skip to the next step, which is identifying the new Carter.
God. Help. Us. All.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
IF YOU CARED
night, I watched Brit Hume
interview James Baker and Lee Hamilton about the findings of the Iraq
study group. Hume rapidly closed in on the weirdest of the reported
recommendations, that the situation calls for negotiation with Iran and
Syria. Baker immediately conceded that Iran probably wouldn't respond
favorably to U.S. overtures, although he insisted that Iran doesn't
want chaos in Iraq -- even though chaos in Iraq is something they have
been working tirelessly to produce. Huh? Then he proceeded to his trump
card, presumably the idea that's generating so much excitement among
Democrats and mass media types: the opportunity to "flip" Syria via
clever diplomacy. He seems to think that if we offer Syria the Golan
Heights, they'll be willing to stop assassinating Lebanese government
officials, disband Hizbollah, and become an active partner in
stabilizing a free and independent Iraq, not to mention help broker a
permanent peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
Brit lifted an eyebrow, a sure sign that he is flabbergasted and
appalled by the preposterous nonsense he is hearing. After the
interview footage had
run, he reported from his anchor desk that as he was departing the
interview, Baker lifted a finger and repeated, "Flip Syria. Flip Syria.
That's the key."
I wasn't going to comment on this. There didn't seem to be much to say
about it besides, "uh, okay. Whatever." Even the members of Brit's
panel just laughed nervously and suggested that perhaps Baker should be
designated the "flipper-in-chief" and sent off to Syria to perform this
So I had miracles on my mind when I discovered this news story
making the rounds of the Internet:
His sister in danger,
4-year-old plays hero
DURHAM - The robber was holding a gun to 5-year-old Mary Long's head
when a 3-foot-tall Mighty Morphin Power Ranger leapt into the room.
"Get away from my family," 4-year-old Stevie Long shouted, punctuating
his screams with swipes of his plastic sword and hearty "yah, yahs."
The robber and his accomplice, who was waiting outside the apartment
Friday night, fled with credit cards, jewelry, cash and other items
that Stevie's mother, Jennifer Long, dumped from her purse.
"I scared the bad guys away," Stevie said Tuesday evening at the
apartment at 901 Chalk Level Road in north Durham.
Two men had approached Jennifer Long's
boyfriend and his son Friday night as they stood outside the apartments
she helps manage, according to a police report. The strangers asked for
pot, and then a cigarette, and as the son went to get one, both men
pulled guns, police said.
One stayed with the boyfriend as the other forced the son back into the
apartment, police said. Inside were Jennifer Long, a cousin, Stevie,
Mary and two other children, police said.
They were forced on the floor. The robber pointed the gun at Mary and a
1-year-old girl named Sierra, said Stevie's uncle, Bernie Evans, 33,
who lives above the Longs.
"During the robbery, a ... boy snuck into his bedroom, dressed himself
in a Power Ranger costume and armed himself with a plastic sword,"
police said. "The child then exited his room and approached the armed
suspect, in an attempt to protect his family."
Relatives said the robber abandoned plans to take Stevie's mother to an
ATM to withdraw cash when he saw Stevie.
"It tripped him out, and that's when they moved on," said Evans, who
did not witness the incident....
Evans said family members are struggling to help their children
understand their ordeal. A counselor said Stevie needs to improve his
distinction between fantasy and reality, said Heather Evans, Stevie's
"He fully believed he morphed," she said.
I was really struck by the phrase "distinction between fantasy and
reality." In this case, it's apparently the adults who are having more
trouble with the concept than little Stevie. This time, fantasy became
reality: his unlikely gambit did secure its objective, after all. The
gangsters left and no one got hurt.
God works in mysterious ways his wonders to perform. Perhaps there was
a kind of divine logic at work in assembling a study group averaging
about 80 years of age. Forget the fact that most of them have little or
experience in foreign policy. Forget the fact that most of them have
been out of government longer than the lifespans of our troopers in
Forget the fact that committees notoriously produce decisions and
recommendations hopelessly mangled by compromise and
lowest-common-denominator groupthink. Instead, consider the possibility
that octogenarians live on the cusp of renascent childhood, a vantage
point from which some actually recover the confident innocence of
childhood. Are we the potential beneficiaries of such a morphing
The Iraq Study Group
I think we should give it a chance. However insanely delusional they
may seem to the rest of us, Baker and Hamilton may be onto something.
Let's send them to Syria the way fortune sent Stevie into the living
room waving his plastic sword. Let's all believe loudly and childishly
in the inevitability of a miracle. Perhaps the Syrians will be taken so
off-guard that Assad will suddenly forget he's a bigoted murderous tool
of the Iranian Nazis and stand up for truth, justice, and the American
Way. Stranger things have happened. Well, actually, they haven't, but
overlook that. This is no time for half measures. The only alternative
is to win the war we set out to win years ago. Right now, it's far less
likely the American people have the will to do that than that they have
the capacity to believe in magical salvation by the Mighty Morphin
As a footnote, I'll also point out that there's an opportunity here to
defray some of the huge expenses the war has run up over the years.
Let's capitalize on the celebrity of the Baker-Hamilton commission and
start selling some action figures.
Hamilton and James Baker Action Figures (appropriate, ages 4 - 8)
At $20 to $30 a pop in the Christmas season, revenues could pile up
Think about it. But not too hard. You might sprain something.
For the skeptics among
you, here's a video
of Baker and Hamilton discussing their recommendations with Brit Hume. OOPS! That wasn't the right file. I think it's this one
to Wuzzadem the Great
Someone emailed to take me to task for ignoring the anniversary of
Pearl Harbor in today's post. The truth is, I think it's time we all
forgot the events of December 7, 1941. There's something
nervy, even presumptuous, about commemorating the catalyst for a
great national feat of courage and resolve when we have so utterly
forgotten the lesson represented by the initiating catastrophe. The
people who rose up as one to defeat Nazism and Japanese militarism were
not the people we are today, and if we would honor their memory, the
best way is to avoid identifying ourselves with their sacrifices and
their heroic deeds. Leave that to the U.S. military, who alone deserve
this association with the past. Let their memorials be private and
closed to our convenient eyesight.
Yes, we've had our own Pearl Harbor, but it's clear by now that it will
take two or three of them to reinvigorate the American spine. The
events of September 11, 2001, have been reduced in our common
consciousness to a mere disastrous loss of life, as essentially
causeless and irremediable as a tornado. We don't hold national days of
remembrance for tornadoes or earthquakes or plane crashes. The grief
belongs exclusively to those who have lost friends and family, and when
those who remember the victims are gone too, the events are consigned
to the pages of the almanac. In this context, there is no more 9/11,
just as there is no more Pearl Harbor. If we as a people are unable to
translate the loss into a determination to conquer the enemy who dared
inflict the loss, remembrance is none of our business.
Consider the contrast. Television news is still willing to show us
footage of the annihilating Japanese air attack on American ships in
1941, but they have conspired together to stop showing explicit footage
of what happened in lower Manhattan five years ago. Why? Too traumatic to the
family and friends of the victims. Which argues implicitly that all of
us other Americans were not
victims of 9/11. Remembrance is none of our business. It belongs purely
to the isolated and arrogantly separatist American province called New
Those other Americans tolerated 450,000 battlefield deaths to end the
threat finally recognized on December 7, 1941. We have conclusively
demonstrated that we can't tolerate one percent of that number to
resist a threat that is openly bent not just on our conquest, but our
annihilation as a culture.
Find something fun to do on 12/7 and 9/11 from here on in. Believe me,
that's a far more appropriate response than any attempt to participate.
The tears of the faithless can only soil the wounds we refuse to treat.
wants you to remember Pearl Harbor. Decide for yourselves which of us
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