Thursday, September 30, 2010

Islam and its long war

Here we go again.  The muslims are fighting a war of infinite length, and most people don't seem to understand it.  It's just like the communists.... they're willing to fight for generations and centuries to achieve final victory.  The rest of the world, not understanding fully that there is a war going on; try to make nice, and only see the immediate future.

So lets get some perspective:  According to Hindi tradition, this site is the birthplace of Rama.  Given how long Hinduism has existed in India (at least 2000 years), I'd say this site was holy to the Hindus long before Islam came along, and of course archaelogy confirms this obvious fact.

As always, the Muslims came along, butchering and robbing; and saw a holy site.  "Aha" said they.  "A holy site for us to confiscate."  And they destroyed the temple, and built a mosque.  Later, they lost control of the area.  Eventually, radical Hindus destroyed the mosque, leading to bloodshed.  But the Muslims, of course, contend that the Site is "holy" to them, and therefore it belongs to them.  After all, they've been there for 400 years!

Now the lawyers (this being India, likely trained in the British tradition) have agreed.


They never are.  It's a major part of their tradition of conquest.  Cordoba, Jerusalem, Constantinople, etc.  Take over an important shrine/site and build a new shrine there, in order to cement your presence and your right to be there. (In the interest of fairness, most conquerors do the same.)  It's just that when the conqueror is anyone but the Muslims, it's considered wrong.  When it's the Muslims.... well, just repeat the mantra:  "religion of peace, religion of peace".

Once again, the strategy seems to be working, and growing increasingly blatant. 

The Ground Zero Mosque sound familiar, anyone?

Monday, September 27, 2010


Just when you think the politicians and bureaucrats that run our security industry have stooped as far as they can, they go a step farther.  Now they're running tours for people linked to terror groups.  WTF is wrong with these idiots? 

I'm always amazed at how blatant this crap has become.  Whether it's the multi-culti groups that want a world government, socialism, or the return of the Caliphate, the asshats out there trying to destroy the Western World are happy to do so openly.  And the entire left just shrugs (at best) or asks how they can help (at worst).  And then goes out and claims to be proud patriots and defenders of freedom.

Sigh.  There's no hope, I fear.

Thanks again to Weasel Zippers.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What a piece of crap

Wow.  Just.... Wow.  Words fail me.  I knew Carter was a piece of crap, but it took a ten year old article to make me understand how bad he really is.  And he's only added to his litany of shame since then, the latest addition being his interview the other day where he basically said that he's better than any other ex-president because he's so awesome and has such moral virtue.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Some people are truly idiots...

.... And unfortunately, a disproportionate  number seem to live in Illinois.  Reminds me of the editorial I once read when I was an undergrad at Michigan State University.  The school nickname there is, of course, The Spartans.  And some idiot perfesser wrote a bit about how that should be changed, since the Spartans were evil, reactionary, and blah blah blah.  Rather, as intellectuals, the University Community should strive to be more like the Athenians, with their love of art, culture, etc.

And their love of imperialism, slaughter, etc.  But we won't talk about that, I guess.

As someone (Orwell, I believe) said, some ideas are so foolish only an intellectual can believe them.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Good cops and bad cops

A while ago (I sadly don't recall exactly when or where) I read an article that talked about how the British government was trying to cope with some of the terrorist acts they had recently confronted.  Their idea was to meet with "moderate muslims" and try to find out some options for defeating and/or preventing terrorist acts.

The article spoke of what the Brits were told:  If you allow us to handle matters for many questions by means of a sharia court, then we'll go back to our mosques and tell our people that we're being treated equally by the British government.  If you don't... well we don't know who or exactly why, but some unknown people in the muslim community might decide to commit acts of terror.

The author of this piece- probably the Baron over at Gates of Vienna- pointed out the flaws.  Essentially, the Brits were told "give us preferential treatment over any other religion, and then we'll tell people we're being treated fairly".

But of course, that's not true.  If you are treated preferentially, then it's not "fair" by definition.  Thus, they were the proverbial iron fist in the velvet glove:  Give us everything the terrorists demand and they won't commit acts of terrorism.  We assume, because of course we have no idea who these people are, or why they're doing such things.

It's all about advancing the Cause.  If you can get people to kneel before Islam peacefully, great.  If not, then it's the responsibility of all good Muslims to find another way to advance their faith.

One hand washes the other.

All of which came to mind the other day.  Because, lo and behold!  Our friendly neighborhood Ground Zero imam now claims that, if he were to move the mosque to another, less offensive area, then the-evil-terrorists-who-by-the-way-I-don't-know-and-who-don't-really-follow-Islam will take it badly.  So darn, there's nothing we can do about it.

Sound familiar?  Remember:  with Islam, one hand washes the other.  Iron fist, meet velvet glove.

Give it up for Palin

Bitch-slaps Arnie.  I had hopes for him once, but no more.  Sadly, he's not leftist enough to satisfy the dummocrats, and he's not anywhere near conservative enough to satisfy us.  People like Arnie, Bush and the like have tried to take the Republican party to the left, which is only possible because the Democrat party has shifted into socialism.  But what they forget is that there aren't that many leftists in the US, and thus the farther one goes to the left, the more one alienates everybody to the right of that spot.

And thus we get the Tea Party movement.

Duh.  How is it that everyone with a brain knows this, but the politicians don't understand?

More tolerance in action

hmmm.  It appears that being a gay man with a Jewish friend might not be the best career move in Saudi Land,  Given that Islam is The Religion of Peace, I wonder why?

Thanks of course to Weasel Zippers.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

What a piece of work

Jeebus.  Every time I think this administration has hit bottom, they dig a little deeper.  Now Bambi and his Minions of Evil specifically mentioned Arizona's immigration law in a report to the UN Commissioner on Human Rights.  In his opinion, this law shows that the US needs help from the asshats at the UN in the area of human rights.

It is important to note that the Obama administration’s report to the United Nations will go before the UN Human Rights Council, which includes in its current membership some of the world’s worst human rights abusers. The likes of China, Cuba, Libya, Russia, and Saudi Arabia, will have a right to pass judgment over the Arizona immigration law, a humiliation for a great superpower before some of the most brutal regimes on the face of the earth.

Note the kind and gentle nations that are on the Commission.

I'm beginning to seriously think that we need to get rid of these evil morons by any means possible.

Thanks to Ace and his merry band.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A man among boys

Looks like Putin is willing to do risky things, take chances, and show himself to be a gutsy man.  Meanwhile, of course, Bambi golfs every day, and once rode a bike without a helmet!

Yeah, Putin is gonna be impressed with a weenie preaching understanding and all that crap.

How the mighty have fallen.  Russia gets Putin, we get Bambi.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Where's my Congressman?

Beyond Scary

This one is amazing.  It's becoming obvious how much the elite in this country despise we peons.  They can't even be bothered to conceal their contempt and arrogance anymore.

Things like this make me more and more convinced that these jagoffs have to go, and are gonna push us to the limit.

Thank God we outnumber them.  And we cling to our guns.

Thanks to my bud Vince for posting this article on Facebook.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Society goes to hell

WTF?  Something is seriously wrong here.  First off, it looks pretty apparent that there were racial overtones to some of these attacks.  Like it or not, Blacks do attack Whites for no reason other than race.  And like it or not, it tends to be glossed over when it happens.  And of course nobody screams about "hate crimes".

But even worse is that these kids (and adults) are now getting right up into the faces of the cops.  It just seems that these punks have no respect for anybody anymore.  And it's not gonna get any better.

Carrying a pistol all the time seems a much better option, I have to say.  I highly recommend it.

Jukebox of the Mind

Ugh.  This song is kinda the inspiration for the whole JotM concept.  It's been floating in and out of my mind for ages- at least 6 months.  And I don't have it in iTunes, which is odd, as I'm sure I have it on cd someplace.

Anyhow, enjoy.  Maybe now it'll leave me alone.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Turns out that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan haven't run up the deficit as much as the democrats running  the country.  Go figure.

Once again, I have to ask a serious question:  Why on earth would anyone with any semblance of a brain voter for these jackasses?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Good article

A solid article on our Muslim "friends" from Gates of Vienna.  I don't know if the West has the willpower to resist this encroachment.  I do know the leftists will do everything possible to allow us to be destroyed by Islam.  Not because they like what Islam says about homosexuality, women's rights, etc; but simply because they're too stupid to realize what Islam is really all about.

Useful idiots, as the saying goes.

Anyhow, enjoy.  Or rather, read it and weep.

Jukebox of the Mind

Today we have an interesting song for JotM.  This is the great Scottish duo The Corries, doing "Blue Bonnets".  I found this last night, while looking for good Highland Marches in honor of Bill Millin.

I knew the song before, because Natalie MacMaster, an old favorite of mine did a lovely, haunting version of it.  At least I think it's the same song.  I'm not sure, since I can hear no similarities between them.  It might be the instruments, the tempo, etc, but to my untrained ear the two versions are completely different.

I'm not sure which one I prefer.  The fiddle version is, as I said, very haunting.  It's got a sad tone to it, which works well for catharsis when one is feeling down.  The Corries version, with pounding bodhrans, sounds more like what I guess the song is intended to be:  A song to inspire a Highlander to go pummel an Englishman or twenty.  So I guess that's a point in its favor.  (Not encouraging any random Scot to go a-pummeling, but honestly, that's the point of much of their traditional music).

Anybody got an feelings either way?

Anyhow, to warm up for writing this, I watched this video twice, one after the other.  Love the song, but something about the video is equally compelling.  Maybe it's the internal dork in me, but even the outfits they wear seem cool.  I sometimes wish I were younger, so that I would have had the internet as a teenager and young man, when I could have found these traditional or medieval type outfits and worn them as my own particular style.  Don't think I could pull them off so well now.  Ah well.


(DOH!  Almost forgot the video!)

Friday, August 20, 2010

A brave man leaves us

RIP Bill Millin, the man who achieved well-deserved fame for playing his pipes on Sword Beach, June 6, 1944.  The bravest of the brave, perhaps.

Here's the best quote from the story.  When Lord Lovat asked him to play, Millin initially refused, because regulations forbade it.  Here's the terrific but brief story:

"....When Private Millin demurred, citing the regulations, he recalled later, Lord Lovat replied: “Ah, but that’s the English War Office. You and I are both Scottish, and that doesn’t apply.”

Thanks to Mr. Millin for his courage and the inspiration he provided to men who needed it that day.  And I hope to someday see him in heaven.  I'm pretty sure he'll be there, and I hope he pipes me ashore then.

Scary if true

Don't know for certain the truth of this whole affair, but this makes sense to me.  Even if we were to assume this article is wrong, the question would remain:  Does the Muslim world see it the same way?  After all, it's well known that Arafat, a "peace-lover" in the eyes of the Western world, would make a pro-peace statement in the West, and then run home to his cronies and tell the Islamic media that he didn't really mean it, and that the goal of destroying Israel was still there.

So I don't know.  But I figure the smart money is on this being a ploy to make Islam look stronger in the Mideast, and humiliate the US a bit.  And if the elite and the politicians are too ignorant to know what they're doing, that's just a bonus.

PS- If anybody out there cares, I posted a brief comment about this on my Facebook page too.  Look for Guntotin Wacko.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Wow.  Here's an article that explains one of Bambi's problems: He thinks he's so darn smart because he's always been told how gosh-darn smart he is.  Not the most original idea, but here's the quote that I think makes the whole article worthwhile:

“He is so supremely confident in his intellect that he forgets, on his way to the correct decision, to slow down and pick up not-so-gifted stragglers.”

Again, wow.  Just wow.  Of course the woman who made this comment no doubt considers herself to be waaay smarter than the rest of us, or anyone that doesn't agree with Bambi.

So Margaret Carlson, here's what I think:  Screw you.  You're an elitist, arrogant snob who is so convinced of your own superiority that you think everyone that disagrees with you and your ilk does so from stupidity.

And of course, I suspect you think that everyone who disagrees is also part of the "fringe".  Of course, you are too ignorant to realize that, when 70% of the American People disagree with you, there's a good chance that you might actually be on the fringe, and not them.

But you're too convinced of your own superiority.  So again, Margaret Carlson, screw you.

Another brilliant move

Once upon a time, politicians here in Michigan had a brilliant idea:  ban smoking in bars.  All of them.  Across the board.  Gotta protect the health of the people, no matter what the cost.

Opponents warned that it would be a disaster.  After all, if people go out to bars to drink, play pool and hang out, they'll often want to smoke.  If they can't smoke, then they're less likely to go out.  If they don't go out, they won't spend money.  Bars will suffer a downturn (possibly fatal) in business, tax revenues will drop, and the economy in the State will suffer.

But no.  Those people are fools.  A smoking ban would have no effect.  The politicians and anti-smoking people said so!  And thus the ban passed....

.... And now behold!  42% of respondents to a recent poll found their business has dropped since the ban went into effect.  Along with loss of jobs & loss of tax revenues, the State has even found a drop in lottery revenues.

Great thinking folks!

At some point, I hope that politicians and bureaucrats figure out that screwing over small and medium businesses, and costing them money is somehow harmful to the economy.

But I doubt it.  They're all morons.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Educational video

From grouchyoldcripple:  Watch it, know it.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Stupid Media Tricks

I was just watching the semi-professional local news here in my little town. They were talking about the fact that GM is gonna be selling stock again. (Even my mom, a retired GM employee, is uninterested BTW). But what grabbed me and almost set me off is the repeated announcement that GM is "going to go public".

WTF? I thought that the taxpayers in this country owned the Company already. So isn't that already "public"? Apparently not. They also stated that "the government owns 61% of the Company".

Really? Again, I thought the taxpayers owned it. The government in this country shouldn't own crap! If it's bought with my money, then don't I own it?

Grrr. In most cases, the media shills for Bambi and his cronies, but in this case, while it's still the most likely excuse, it could just be that the local news people aren't professional enough to know the difference.


Jukebox of the Mind

Here's another entry for Jukebox of the Mind. This one goes back to the fall of 1979. It was a hit then- I heard it almost every time I was allowed to use my mom's 1974 Plymouth Gold Duster to go anyplace. Ah, the joys of AM radio!

To this day, I still don't know if I like this song. After 30 years, I don't think I like it, but I guess there's some room for question. But I know I don't want to like it. It just gets into my head and won't leave. Sigh.

At any rate, come with me and escape, thanks to Rupert Holmes.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Religion of Peace...

....My aunt sally!.

Today's Jukebox Hit

Here's an entry for jukebox in my head: Sunny Sweeney doing "Next big Nothing". Not great quality, but if you love REAL country music, give her a listen.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Jukebox in my head

Another new feature: The Jukebox in my head. These are the songs that magically appear in my head, and won't leave. It happens to everyone, so feel free to share the current playlist on your jukebox!

Stupidity reigns supreme

A new feature here, a re-imagining of what I once used to call the "WTF were they thinking" award. Now it's named, thanks to a saying of my dad's from many years back, "Stupidity reigns supreme".

So the first winner of the GTW "Stupidity reigns supreme" award is Harry Reid of Nevada, who once again showed a complete lack of forethought by announcing that he can't understand how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.

What an asshat. Hopefully the good people of Nevada will rid the Country of this douchenozzle come November. Until then, he can take pride in making me shake my head and exclaim that "stupidity reigns supreme".

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

We could never be so lucky again

Welcome back to what I hope will be a reborn GTW. For starters, we have this piece from In it, the authors ask if the incompetence, arrogance, stupidity, and corruption of the politicians in Washington will lead to a new revolution:

People are asking, "Is the government doing us more harm than good? Should we change what it does and the way it does it?"

My gut has long led me to believe that the current system in the US is hurtling towards disaster. Politicians are corrupt, and pass laws without any interest in how their constituents feel about it. And of course the judiciary has become the "go-to" place to implement progressive laws that most people oppose.

So on one level, yes I think we need to scrap the current system and start over. Call a new Constitutional Convention, and rewrite the Constitution, with additional safeguards to ensure that, down the road, the political class doesn't usurp the law to benefit themselves. This is, I guess, my "gut level" reaction.

Then my intellectual side kicks in- or as one might call it my "cynical bastard" side. Because while the Framers who met some 220 years ago were men of incredible achievement (both before and after the Convention), who took the best ideas out there and found a way to make them work, the only chance a new Convention would have is to completely exclude anyone who calls him or herself a "progressive" or a "liberal". Because they would destroy the whole thing, possibly on the spot, but certainly within a generation or so.

And like so many "progressive" ideas, it would seem innocent: "We need" they would say, "to protect the rights of X". And most people would agree. After all, it seems pretty sensible, and completely rational. But the liberal mindset can destroy anything, and turn anything to evil. So this section would be written in a way that would then be "interpreted" to mean something completely different by liberal judges (a redundancy, of course). And then it's off to the races!

There is nothing that a liberal can't turn around and morph into something other than what it is. If a law or a policy says A, liberals will turn it around and claim that it also means B. And then claim that it only sorta means A.

Think I'm making it up, or exaggerating? Fine. Tell me exactly where the word "abortion" appears in the US Constitution. Good luck. Start now.....

Give up? Okay. Well to a progressive, it's in the 14th amendment:

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Section 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Now, if you're like me, you don't see it. But of course, if you're a progressive, then it's kinda sorta in there someplace, so it has to be made official. And thus abortion becomes a Constitutional Right. Ditto this year for gay marriage. "Wow! It's been there all along! Hiding in plain sight! How did we manage to miss that for 220 years?"

But some of us, who have actually read the Constitution in its entirety, also know about this little sentence:

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

In other words, if it ain't explicitly in the Constitution, then it's none of Washington's damn business. Period. End of discussion. And I've yet to find the terms "abortion" and "gay marriage" in the Constitution. And this last sentence comprises what some experts in legal matters call "The 10th Amendment." Check that one out too.

Do you see my concern now? It's easy to say that government has gotten too big, too corrupt, too... whatever, and argue for a new constitution. And I'd agree with you. Except that I have a concern. Don't believe those that tell you gravity is the strongest force in the universe. Or any other science-y type thing. The most powerful force in the entire universe is The Law of Unintended Consequences. It's gotten the US- and the western world- to where we are now. And like a ball rolling down a hill, it's getting more and more powerful; and rolling faster and faster. Soon, we'll all look like Wile E. Coyote after yet another futile attempt at catching his dinner.

The only possible hope would be if we had men such as Madison and Washington to lead the movement. But we don't. I don't know if such men exist anymore, but if they do, they wouldn't be involved in this affair. So there's no chance.

America as a nation is doomed. Cause of death is liberalism. And apathy. The diseased body just doesn't care enough to fight anymore. We need to revise our entire system of government, but any attempt would be doomed at birth. Sad but true.