28 September 2008

Welcomed and Enabled by the Aging Children at MSNBC, of Course

The more Anti-American they are, the more they support Barack Obama.

In a poll asking who won the Presidential debate of the 26th, Drudge Report readers, 94% of whom were making their choice from US based IP addresses chose McCain. 34% of those polled by MSNBC viewers chose McCain, but only 20% of their sample came from within the US.

It's safe to assume that very few people in Russia, western Europe, and the near east actually saw the debate transmitted live and with real-time translation, as it would have started after 3 in the morning, the impression they're getting, if from anything at all, is from nothing other than ideologically selected at characterized snippets from news reports, and probably even from MSNBC's website itself.

More to the point, outfits like MSNBC like to casually call their poll respondents 'likely voters', dropping the phrase well after one has long forgotten the what the fine print below the poll results says.

27 September 2008

Another Decade, Another Contagion Created by Leftists

And yet more of that impulse for “government loveshot down any effort to correct it.

It was all about the class warfare taunt. “Community organizers” wanted it, and we got it – social manipulation laws requiring underqualifying people had to get loans. The purpose was to combat redlining, another grievance recited by the left dug up from 1930’s Philadelphia which supposes that racism was behind the lending of mortgages to people able to pay them off.

See? It succeeded! The “oppressed” who could not make enough to pay back loans got them! Happy now? No? Stlll at it, oh mighty "community organizers"?
“What we have here essentially are a pair of government slush funds created in July as part of the Economic Recovery Act that pump tax dollars into the coffers of low-income housing advocacy groups, such as Acorn.”

“Acorn, one of America’s most militant left-wing ‘community activist groups,’ is spending $16 million this year to register Democrats to vote in November. In the past several years, Acorn’s voter registration programs have come under investigation in Ohio, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri and Washington, while several of their employees have been convicted of voter fraud…”

That’s right. Rather than returning any profits made in the long-term from the economic rescue package, Democrats want to first reward their radical allies at ACORN for their help – often illegal help – in getting Democrats elected to office. Families, seniors, small businesses, and all American taxpayers deserve better than what Democratic leaders are attempting to jam down their throats.

Therefore it MUST Always be About Hijacked Planes Attacks, You See...

Yet another mindless inversion of reality by Plantu. The Trade Center Towers are again being attacked by something American. Also found scattered through out his pieta of hatred is a flat image of Barack Obama who seems unfamiliar to him, but lets him channel some hypocrisy or another, a John McCain whose crime is being American, and a depiction of George Bush pitching a fit, something Plantu or any other observer has ever seen him do.

What a Pair

Last night a pal of single mum Yasmin, of Catford, South East London — said: “Her dad’s ashamed of her behaviour but she’d have never have become a pole dancer if he hadn’t paid for her bigger boobs.

“She was always self-conscious about her size and managed to convince him she should have it done.

“She played the daddy’s girl and said it would make her feel more of a mother when she was breast feeding her children.

“He went along with it and even went to the top London clinic with her where he paid for the surgery in cash.

“The rest of the family were set against it, but he insisted she should have her way if it would make her a better mother.
It’s not just males trying to cope with Islamist social authoritarianism and oppressiveness that get sexually frustrated... Potential drone aircraft magnet Omar Bakri Mohammed has a daughter who is also given to welfare-state parasitism. The firebrand hatemonger paid for her surgically enhanced funbags with welfare money while advocating the destruction of the British state, Israel, the US, and anyone else he though was colonizing his transplanted life in the UK.
She lives on income support and has her £900-a-month rent and £240- a-month council tax paid by the state.

Yesterday she flashed a defiant finger when asked about her career.
You read that right - In spite of having a gainful employment pole-dancing, the well “integrated” chavette still has her snout in the public trough of social support.

It would be okay if she actually looked appealing. Instead she’s even more indistinct and predictable than a garden variety porn model, except with less enthusiasm and personality. She might as well go with the chemical perma-tan and white jeans look that seems to haunt the many young British Stepford children’s attempt at allure. In short, she should go back to Russia or Venezuela and ask for her money back. The irony of turning herself into a generic commodity and little more than a selfish and demanding piece of ass, is that it doesn’t actually distance her from the likes of most women raised in the bipolar orthodoxy of the Arab world.

Elsewhere: proving once again that Europeans tend to dwell and/or sneer on either 1) personal silliness by some celeb idiot to tch-tch at or 2) the rest of the world’s matters because their lives are unchallenging, uneventful, and boring, and we all know how that can make ones’ brow feverish. Given to desperate pleas for something this results in adolescent attention-seeking behavior. Many think that something should involve napalm, but that’s neither here not there. It also causes attempts at looking intelligent by always being contrarian with the hope that there someone out there who can still be surprised. In this case, it’s a matter of authoritarian nationalist twats who think lefty economic works - endorsing a authoritarian trans-nationalist twat who think lefty economic works.

25 September 2008

That Lecturesome Gravitas was always just Fluff Anyway

Behind the fake revolutionary fantasies that so many Germans carry around, it doesn't amount to much. Bragelina... the Baader-Meinhof Gang... same thing.

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex has been selected to be Germany's entry for best foreign language film at next year's academy awards ceremony. I guess they had to wait for the memory of films with discernable weight, like href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-8Ik27_6Uw"target="_blank">Munich
to fade before they released it. Strange, isn't it that the old European memory problem just keeps coming up.

24 September 2008

When is an Overbearing Theocracy Okay?

When you're a western leftist, in Iran, but otherwise only when they can shove it doen your throat.

They said it could run afoul of state ethics laws banning on-the-job political activity, as well as university policy.
Could? Never mind the fact that it's a state university as well.

- With thanks to alert reader Arf

Were it only that the Roles were Reversed...

Europe's much trumpeted Large Hadron Collider is having some rather serious sounding problems.

The collider was officially launched on September 10 when the first particle beam was successfully sent around the full circuit. However, it hit a major glitch last week when a mechanical failure triggered a helium leak and forced a shutdown for what was initially reported to be at least two months.
Now it looks like the investigation and repairs won't be finished in time to restart the LHC before CERN's obligatory winter maintenance period, pushing the restart date back to early spring 2009, officials said.
Faulty wiring, mechanical failures.... Were the roles reversed, and the apparatus in the United States, the news would come to be met with little other than abuse and bloviated extended discourse plausiting theories about American science descending into mediocrity, cultural this and that, and huge amounts of concern feigning sincerity. On the other hand, we only know that it Beagled because it was presented to the public with too much flair to otherwise conceal, especially given that they commissioned a vapidly atmospheric and flattering musical theme by Blur and carried as part of its' payload a creation of hack stunt-artist Damian Hirst.

23 September 2008

Our Dickensian Present and Its' New Fagans

No, it isn't the newest European concept of a sitcom, it's about as interesting as thier lives get right now. From RTL this past Friday:

These heinous acts took place last Monday in Brussels, rue Blaes, around 7 in the evening. A homeless man was grievously beaten up with by a Muslim father and son. The father started screaming at him that he had "no right to drink during Ramadan," before attacking him, then joined by his son who was guilty of the worst acts of violence.

Serge, the homeless man in question was actually in the process of drinking a beer.

Rashid's son, 21, was arrested and placed under arrest for assault and battery resulting in an inability to go to work, as the prosecution presented the facts. In explanation to the judge, both fanatics have explained that they feel their aggression was the self-defense! Meanwhile, Serge is still hospitalized with a sever wound in his leg that prevents him from walking. He lost 2 liters of blood and can not afford to rent crutches.
Unusual, you think? No way, Jose. That incredibly origonal notion that appeasing those who hate you will trickle down to the culture, that enlightened European act of trying to come together by trying to reason with the unreasonable while prone just isn't cutting the mustard:
Government-Appointed Kuwaiti Preacher: Europeans Are Immoral, Unclean, and Cowardly

The Kuwaiti daily Al-Watan recently published an article by its columnist Sheikh Nabil Al-'Awadhi, who is a government-appointed preacher at a Kuwaiti mosque and in the past had a television show called "An Hour of Sincerity" on Kuwaiti Al-Rai TV. In the article, titled "The Qualities of the European," Al-'Awadhi states that Europeans are disciplined and law-abiding only because they fear punishment; that they are unclean, since they "only wash when absolutely necessary"; and that they are selfish, cowardly and miserly. It should be noted that in August 2006, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Endowments suspended Al-'Awadhi from his post as preacher for three months, after he gave a Friday sermon inciting to jihad and calling for harming Jews.
Can you feel the love? Bill Whittle sure can:
A few years before Tolkien put pen to paper, an event took place that a man of his education would have undoubtedly been aware. On February 9th, 1933, the ruling elite of the world’s great Civilization held a debate in the Oxford Union. With thunderclouds growing dark across the English Channel, at a time when resolute action could still have averted the worst catastrophe the world has ever known, these elites resolved that “This House will in no circumstances fight for its King and Country.”

The Resolution passed by a vote of 275 to 153. Needless to say, this vote did not avert the fight. It guaranteed it.
Count Serge among it's early victims.

22 September 2008

Their "Roots" are Showing

Jawa Report reveals just who we're talking about when the left talks about the realness of their "grass roots" campaigns being some sort of proletarian uprising against anything. It's fake, and it's fully employed to scurry around election rules and libel laws.

Those smears included false allegations that she belonged to a secessionist political party and that she has radical anti-American views.
Our research suggests that a subdivision of one of the largest public relations firms in the world most likely started and promulgated rumors about Sarah Palin that were known to be false. These rumors were spread in a surreptitious manner to avoid exposure.

It is also likely that the PR firm was paid by outside sources to run the smear campaign. While not conclusive, evidence suggests a link to the Barack Obama campaign.
As it is, his holiness the Obama is not the candidate of the post-anything age. He was down in Florida scaring old people, has twice the funding of the Republicans thanks to the corporate shakedown circuit in spite of presenting the illusion that he needs your $12 to oppose corporate America, and is sure to permit the engineering for further fake public dramas.
The YouTube poster who uploaded the video did so under the account name "eswinner". He names his channel "AGroupofConcernedAmericans". The goal of his channel, says "eswinner", is:

Offering a fair and unbiased view towards life and politics...
I try to give an unbiased account of all things American.
The video was uploaded four times under the "eswinner" account, using different titles for each video. The video was also uploaded to Google Video on the same day and with the same title.
That Picasa page of "eswinner" is used by an "Ethan" advertising on Craig's List that he will rent out his yacht to interested parties. But "Ethan" also leaves his e-mail account: ewinner@winnr.com.
And just what is winnr.com? An alternate dns designation for Winner & Associates. A firm that employs one Ethan S. Winner.
Hundreds of pictures on the Picassa page belonging to "eswinner" show that the page belongs to the same Ethan S. Winner that is employed by the public relations firm of Winner & Associates. Other instances of an "eswinner" or "ewinner" posting on the internet are found sprinkled here and there. All of those postings seem to fit the profile of Ethan S. Winner and suggest that eswinner and Ethan Winner are one and the same.
Some might do this partly for love, and partly for money. More likely the love was a rationalization of the money.
Either way, the reasoning at some point that the skill to manipulate the public's views by going deep under the radar will eventually be rationalized into a ethic which permits one to think that taking care of numero uno is as important for the cause as the cause itself. Gotta be refreshed, right?
These people are professional guns for hire. Looking at their portfolio makes that clear. And they only work for big clients. The kind of clients that pay big bucks. The kind of people hired by Exxon to convince people that the effects of the Valdez spill were over. The kind of people hired to help push through oil fields in Chad and Cameroon or help companies respond to boycott threats over the Beijing Olympics.
The kind of people who would have an in-house attorney to handle PR for Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame. And get them a movie deal.
Also the kind of people hired by the European Union to help sell the new EU treaty. Who was the lead in that effort? Ethan S. Winner.
Not bad for a guy outdoing Goebbels.

Here's my prediction. They will start borrowing from the Ségolène Royal imprint as best they can. About two weeks before election day, someone who doesn't seem too close to the Obama campaign will make a tacit threat to the public and make the suggestion that a Obama loss might lead to public unrest. Someone in the press will find a reason to play old tapes of the Rodney King riots with the implication of a narrative speciously spun around catchphrases like 'lack of national unity' and the usual instruments formerly used by revolutionaries when people actually pay attention when they would throw spaghetti at the wall.
And somehow the threat of violence will be painted over nicely. The subtext is to use an emotionally trained response from the past to pry open skepticism that people might have about their reasoned choices.
"Choosing Nicolas Sarkozy would be a dangerous choice," Royal told RTL radio.
"It is my responsibility today to alert people to the risk of (his) candidature with regards to the violence and brutality that would be unleashed in the country (if he won)," she said.
Pressed on whether there would be actual violence, Royal said: "I think so, I think so," referring specifically to France's volatile suburbs hit by widespread rioting in 2005.
The goal is to get the though through peoples' heads that a choice for what seems mainstream gets a negative stroke. Behold the BITE model at work using a conduit identified by every underperforming academic's hero, Marshall McCluhan decades ago – a time the left's world view seems to idolize and forever look back to.

Why Waste Your Energy on Something Real?

To hell with the global banking system. What matters to Europeans is href="http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-euromood20-2008sep20,0,7535469.story"target="_blank">the
opportunity to ridicule.

From the left:

Expressing nostalgia for "the good old days when bankers jumped out of windows," Aeschimann condemned as "extortion" the rescue of U.S. corporate giants by the very state that free-marketeers resent.
Never mind a half century of collective unionized extortion that comes at the expense of the whole population, or the dirigisme of what they try to call Capitalism,
underlying is a set of paranoid delusions and lack of memory. While the commentary on the BBC World Service and Radio 4 simplistically ask "is this the failure of capitalism", as if the same observers were intelligent enough to differentiate it from anything else, they forget that the COMECON satellites in the Soviet orbit experienced economic downturns all the time. What they couldn't do well at all was take advantage of the upturns in the economy enough to actually improve medical care, life prospects, or anything else to the degree one could in capitalist market environments or even the less efficient partially socialized areas.

And to the right:
"Greenspan was considered a master," Tremonti declared. "Now we must ask ourselves whether he is not, after [Osama] bin Laden, the man who hurt America the most. . . . It is clear that what is happening is a disease. It is not the failure of a bank, but the failure of a system. Until a few days ago, very few were willing to realize the intensity and the dramatic nature of the crisis."
Especially all of those people in the entire business press who have been writing about the potential of a banking crisis without quite knowing what shape it would take for the past 18 months.

But the purpose of the message is clear. If there is a downturn, in lieu of looking at the causes or measures to correct it, there has to be a straw man to blame. Enter the all purpose US. If it didn't exist, the euro-ass-clown commentariat would have invented it.
But fear accompanied gloating. The crisis threatens to worsen woes -- inflation, unemployment, weak growth -- of regional powerhouses including Britain, Spain and Italy. Joaquin Almunia, an ideologically moderate Spanish Socialist who is the European Union's economic commissioner, offered a simple analysis.
Deep wisdom there in that simple analysis. In fact that might be the only analysis you will get, after showing the same weaknesses in Europe for the past year that the US has shown. But let's not bother ourselves with anything like that, after all, the US'[ unemployment rate in a recession is still 2 points lower than Germany in what it liked to call its' recent boom.

No, when in doubt, you need the reflection of that great coterie of exhaulted experts that you can't seriously question, a junta of economic nattering such as the likes of those the LA Times sought out and found... And what greater expertise can you find than a cell-phone sales-lump:
"And I'm furious when I see the pictures of Americans who thought they were on the sunny side of life and now have lost their homes and have to live in their cars," Evers said. "I definitely do not feel sorry for the bankers who lost their jobs in the last couple of days. I can't believe that a country like the U.S.A. could have been so careless on a money issue!"

"I was taught that the U.S.A. is the motherland of moneymaking," she added. "And now all I can see is a herd of headless chickens running around on Wall Street."
This in a country where they completely banned short selling, so that no-one will ever be able to do anything is an asset starts to evaporate. There won't be any reason to run around like a headless chicken, nor will there be the opportunity to.

Trouble in Paradise

A nation weeps. All we can say is that all is not well in Jellystone Park.

Meanwhile, gathering more dust than attention, is this kind of Yada yada yada that comes up when a European concludes that discovering his own toe-cheese instantly becomes a social injustice.

16 September 2008

They're Popping the Wrong Kind of Greenies

So do you really want to know what a hypocrite looks like?

The program, set up by the DNC Host Committee through the Denver Convention and Visitors Bureau and rolled out about a week before the convention started, raised a total of $18.34 worth of Canary Tags, offsetting 0.9 tons of carbon emissions.
Remember, it's all because they (heart) the earth.

Go Ahead, Question His Patriotism

If you've felt bad about questioning Obama's honor and his sense of obligation to his fellow citizens were he to be president, don't:

While campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence.

According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.
“Global citizen Obama's” effort had two purposes:

1) to create something over which to maintain antagonism and righteous indignation over
2) To give him a way to appear to sweep in and look like a saviour, when he was more than willing to demand an American withdrawal from Iraq when it would have obviously caused the place to descend irreversibly into an abyss.

15 September 2008

Euro-press: From Smug Certitude to Pulsing Blood Vessels

Soeren Kern writing in href="http://www.americanthinker.com/"target="_blank">The American Thinker surveys the attitude-revealing European press coverage of US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and finds that we're being treated rather unsurprisingly to the usual confusion and rattling off of "opinions-as-facts".

European commentary on Sarah Palin has ranged from ridicule, to ridicule, to more ridicule, to
reluctant acknowledgment that Barack Obama may have met his match. In any case, many European elites are sensing that the Democratic presidential candidate, by failing to pick US Senator Hillary Clinton as his running mate, may have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
In other words, the usual. The press aren't analyzing, and the opinion-makers of the continent of superior enlightenment, are as we've seen so many times citing their owninventions and imaginings. What's revealing about them is the limited and usual set of subject they are spun around: imagining that she is a literal creationist in the mold of a hermit or aesetic, citing her lack of experience despite having treated Sen. Obama to no such
scrutiny with regard to many subjects, but his even thinner experience in particular.
And just in case the paper's editors were not being absolutely clear about their choice for US president, yet another article proclaims: "Obama embodies the future King dreamt about."

Britain's leftwing Guardian newspaper tries to figure out "How to solve the Sarah Palin problem." Another story titled "Sarah Palin's war against information" asserts that "The McCain team knows that if the media do their job and give Palin the same scrutiny that any candidate for high office must endure, she will collapse." Still
another story warns that "Obama faces lurking forces of darkness."
Left out are any inkling of awareness that the Guardian doesn't have dictatorial and coercive powers over the whole of humanity, or that Palin was put under more scrutiny and obvious hostile electioneering against her by the American press that Obama has had at all (virtually all of it involving the press
electioneering in his favor) over the 20 months since his media constructed success has. The reader and viewer of the general interest press still knows nearly nothing about his policy outlook. We've been offered umpteen fawning spreads on his family life, his any other sort of secular sainthood he could be offered, but little else.

But more than anything, what we find as always in the European press is the expression of a kind of personal intolerant hatred based entirely on Palin not being entirely like them in their predictable and suspiciously uniform world view. Never mind the arrogance evident in that expectation, or the negligence to report much of anything substantial at all – these writers are quite obviously looking through
the prism of where they fit into the story, not where the story fits into the news. All we're left with is the narcissism of these writers showing through – one which European readers have grown numb to, and have grown to accept any opinions they register as fact.
According to France's center-right Le Figaro,
Palin will "trigger the eruption of moral intolerance in the campaign." This is actually rather funny, because French elites are notoriously tolerant with everyone, except for those who do not agree with them.

In keeping with the policies versus values theme, the Paris-based leftwing Le Monde says "The choice of Ms Palin has turned the centrist John McCain into the 'heir to Bush'." And the weekly newsmagazine Le Point calls Palin "the fanatic of the American heartland." It describes her speech to the Republican Convention as a "declaration of war [on the] Democrats as well as on the media and elites who dare to raise doubts about her ability to serve as vice-president of the United States."
Unsurprisingly, the opinions expressed by these rags reflects an incredible ignorance of American society. It's the radicalism of the Democrats and their further-fringe hangers on that has placed Republicans in the White House. Moreover, when a French newspaper starts to actually appear to be worried about tolerance, you know that you have a rare and special moment where
they've even found themselves running out of the usual lazy and specious arguments so obvious to those living outside of their bubble.

That's Funny, I Though it was the Other Way Around

Normally it's href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/HealthSci/Eating_veggies_shrinks_the_brain/articleshow/3480629.cms"target="_blank">missing
a few marbles that makes people into vegetarians, and least of the
politics variety

14 September 2008

The Gullible New York Times Falls for Another European Hypocrite Leftist

He looks like a sprite: boyish, handsome in his black Hugo Boss T-shirt and blue jeans. He reminds some of Tintin, the eternally young comic-book hero of so many childhood adventures.
Once again, the NYT shows their fact-checking and appallingly low journalistic standards. This time it doesn’t actually have directly to do with their domestic political opponents, or taking “their fight” to their enemy... which is to say their fellow citizens.

Their “boyish sprite” is 34.

No, this time they fell in thrall of France’s too-old-to-believe Marxist boy-wonder and aging child, Olivier Besancenot, a man who’s made a meal-ticket out of parading a fake working-class cred for himself.
In a poll last month by the firm CSA, 49 percent of respondents said Mr. Besancenot was currently Mr. Sarkozy’s leading opponent, behind the Socialist mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë (54 percent), but ahead of other Socialists like Martine Aubry (36 percent) and Ms. Royal (32 percent).

Mr. Besancenot is a postman, a member of the working class, who delivers the mail part time in the wealthy Parisian suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine.

But he is also the leader of the Communist Revolutionary League, and in a long interview here, in party offices above a printing factory in this racially mixed city just east of Paris — where cheap clothing stores abut shops selling North African and Middle Eastern spices and take-out food — he describes himself without blushing as a revolutionary.

But given the travesties of the past, from the bureaucratic savagery of Soviet Communism to the chaos of Mao, he said, “revolution needs to be reinvented, for no revolutionary experiment has ever succeeded. ”They have only been betrayed, either crushed by an armed elite or destroyed by “bureaucratic counter-revolution,” he said, adding, “We are trying to strike that balance of taking power without being taken by power.”
The fact that this would represent a chilling abuse of political power, and finds the acts of dictatorships benign by virtue of example is not even hinted at.

Oddly enough, 5 Years Later, we here at ¡No Pasarán! have done a significantly better job to inform French and American readers readers alike about this man than the NYT or even some of the players in the France’s own press have about “lunch bucketOlivier.
We often wondered if the factor Aggravant still working? To this question, the candidate Besancenot spoke of his monthly salary of less than €1200 as a Postal worker. Blessed are the believers, because the reality is somewhat different. He’s paid mainly by the party. For example, he very regularly got compensation as a European parliamentary assistant when Alain Krivine was an MEP, in amount considerably above the monthly €5000.

What is his provenance? To this question, Olivier Besancenot speaks with modesty of a small studio in the 18th arrondissement. The journalist would have had much to see - a really good size apartment in the neighborhood of Sacre Coeur in Montmartre - the most expensive part of the 18th, one of the most sought after by Parisian Bobos. Of course, he owns it... something impossible on a postal worker’s salary, but who’s saying...
He is a liar. He is a fake, a venal user of the sympathy of his followers, and extremely skilled in living off of make-work commissions and off of the public’s money while trying to tout a veneer of honesty. In short, he’s a subsidized elitist of the sort one only finds in either western Europe or the parts of the underdeveloped world where attention to graft can be obscured.

But the NYT finds this unworthy of their report, if not a cute ‘human interest’ item that I’m sure many of their employees wish vicariously in him something for themselves.

11 September 2008

Reality Gets a "Cultural Exception"

Since when did you need a global consensus of opinion to declare a physical event to have happened? In Europe's notion of "the world" – the one where most people get third rate information from state-run news operations, and where our "wise global betters" appear unable to distinguish between an opinion and a fact.

The survey of 16,063 people in 17 nations found majorities in only nine countries believe al Qaeda was behind the attacks on New York and Washington that killed about 3,000 people in 2001.
A numerical superfluity of countries, wow, that sure tells you a lot. As it is, the world has to deal with the EU-gangbang crew at once using statistics on their scale as a single entity on one hand, and their large number of fiefdoms and statelets on another. Defined entirely by what seems convenient.

They're poor little third-world waifs when Africa needs peacekeepers, and yet a global uberpower when they want to shove their talking-shops and opinions down the world's throat.
U.S. officials squarely blame al Qaeda, whose leader Osama bin Laden has boasted of organizing the suicide attacks by his followers using hijacked commercial airliners.
This is obviously questionable. After all, it's GOT to be up in the air, especially since al Queda proudly admitted to the attacks. But after all, we know they DON'T EXIST, and if there even WERE attacks, the US did it, and there were no planes too... and, and, and...
On average, 46 percent of those surveyed said al Qaeda was responsible, 15 percent said the U.S. government, 7 percent said Israel and 7 percent said some other perpetrator. One in four people said they did not know who was behind the attacks.
Behold the key to all of this – the obsessions reveal themselves, and the only thing people think they know emerges. Israel did it? Where did the Pope and Halliburton fit in if that's the case?

As for other things the loving, all-caring all-knowing world which is apparently dominated by truthers, is this:
World wants Obama as president: poll
The margin in favour of Senator Obama ranged from 9 per cent in India to 82 per cent in Kenya, while an average of 49 per cent across the 22 countries preferred Senator Obama compared with 12 per cent preferring Senator McCain. Some four in 10 did not take a view.
"Large numbers of people around the world clearly like what Barack Obama represents," GlobeScan chairman Doug Miller said.
Apart from his presenting us with implausible and diaphanous platitudes, what do they actually think he represents? He has no experience, no track record, his party elected him because he reminds them of various other diaphanous platitudes, and because they trhink no-one will dare argue with anyone who can wield the race card, only to find his campaign wondering how to politically impugn someone because they're a woman.

Apparently, "the world" thinks this enlightened and evolved.
A similar BBC/Globescan poll conducted ahead of the 2004 U.S presidential election found that, of 35 countries polled, 30 would have preferred to see Democratic nominee John Kerry, rather than the incumbent George Bush, who was elected.
Just who is defined here as "the world"? All of the world's 7 billion people who are such grand individuals who think for themselves being in absolute agreement?

Elsewhere, though most of the readers disagreed, there are others who can't differentiate between slander and opinion: On CBC's website, Heather Mallick reduces herself to calling all Americans slackjaws, with Republicans being even more slack jawed and states that all republican men have sexual problems. Apparently, we're also ALL hicks, a remarkable thing to hear coming out of the mouth of anyone who lives in Canada. Strange that she can't seem to help herself from spewing invective about the US in an effort to promote Sen. Obama's bid for the presidency.

As for having personal problems, Canadian media consumers have virtually been forced to listen to Mallick rattle on about her greatest subject as a writer – herself. This form of exosceletally public use of one's tedious unoriginal self, it seems, is not considered a personal problem but rather an amusement of sorts and de rigeur for the "public intellectual" lefty. That so many try the same thing, in the same way, with the same metronomic pattern of licensing their own hatres and soliciting pity is something we are supposed to find no less formulaic
A 2005 Globe and Mail column was revealing of Mallick's hate for the United States (although she's bashed America plenty of times before and since). It was during the CBC lockout and Mallick revealed the left leaning CBC was virtually all she watched. "Thanks to the CBC lockout, I no longer watch television at all, except for BBCWorld to see how Americans are at least buggering up their own country even as they damage the rest of the planet," wrote Mallick. "For all that we mock Americans, we must wonder why they bankrupt themselves, kill so lavishly, turn their children stupid and keep black citizens at the level they were at just after the Civil War." You can just feel the love.
As we've observed before, the greater an observer's anti-Americanism, the more likely they are to support Obama.

If indeed black people are 'kept' by some nebulous force controlled by other people at the same level of grinding poverty of post-civil war life, how is it that Barack Obama has made it this far? Mallick doesn't explain, but "the world", the one that is sure a dark, unstated force attacked on 9-11, and of course the-jihad-didn't-do-it iis sure to come up with as firm and plausible an explanation of how it is that the great invisible manipulators of people's arms and legs managed that one as well.

09 September 2008

Once Again, He'll be “Celebrating” 9-11

The French instigator of trutherism, Thierry Meyssan, is still out there “just asking questions” in the specious manner of someone trying to fabricate an ugly mob of morons with pitchforks. His latest theory involves implying that Sarkozy is a CIA plant because he once shook hands with an American.

Operation Sarkozy: how the CIA has placed one of its agents as President of the French Republic

To understand how a man who all agree today to see the officer USA and Israel have become the Gaullist party leader, then president of the French Republic, we must go back very far back.

We must take a long digression during which we will present the protagonists who are now their revenge.
In other words, to an earlier, mystical age where anything can be invented, and the gullible can wrest their belief that unicorns pranced across the continent of Atlantis.

At this point it’s alright, if you’re French, to question Meyssan’s patriotism. It really is. You can also question his humanity as well for constructing these loony evasions.
In 1977, Pal Sarkozy separates from his second wife, Christine de Ganay, which then binds with the No. 2 at the headquarters of the Department of State of USA. She marries him and moves with him to America. The world is small, is well known, her husband is none other than Frank Wisner Jr., son of the aforementioned. The function of this Junior agent for the CIA are not known, but it clearly plays an important role. Nicolas, who remains close to his stepmother, his half-brother and half-sister, begins to turn to the USA where he "enjoys" training programs of the Department of State.
The State Department, isn’t just NOT the CIA, it has almost always been at odds with it. As for having “junior agents”, it doesn’t fit the other slanderous allegation that they’re too paranoid to trust any furriner, and that James Jesus “come to Jesus” Angleton skewered infants on a spit. Never mind too, the fact that Sarkozy was in law school at the time, and that it’s hard to see how someone can be transformed into an agent of anything in a summer exchange program meant to form relations with that all-wise “outside world” that America is said to not people able to find on a globe because we are assumed to all think monolithically and uniformly that the earth is flat.

There’s something for everyone, even American lefties. Meyssan is out pimping the implausible idea that Democratic Party muckymuck Rahm Emmanuel is a Mossad agent. Here’s a newsflash for ya, douchenozzle. Rahm Emmanuel is neither that smart or trustworthy.

Meyssan, like so many well-dressed idiots in this world is looking for mythological explanations to the events he’s shown in the news, and specifically looking for ones that stroke his political chicken, and his prejudicial predisposed conclusions that have “vintage 1974” written all over them. Here he is working the “learned helplessness” angle where if you are passivated into a state of victimhood, you will believe that even your thoughts are caused by others’ actions:
Well before the Iraq crisis, Frank Wisner Jr. and his colleagues at the CIA planned the destruction of the current Gaullist and the rise of Nicolas Sarkozy. They acted in three stages: first the elimination of the Gaullist party leadership and taking control of that device, then the elimination of main rival right and the inauguration of the Gaullist party in the presidential election, finally the elimination of any serious challenger left to be certain of winning the presidential election.
Frank Wisner SR. worked for the wartime OSS and later the CIA, Frank JR. was a state department, and was advanced to a deputy secretary of state under Cyrus Vance who was appointed by that famous neo-con Jimmy Carter.

Those familiar with Meyssan know that none of these reaches and factual flaws come as no surprise. His task seems to be to keep throwing raw meat at an ugly mob for some unknown purpose. But the one purpose his actions don’t have is the stated one: investigative style journalism.

Ultimately he gets to his bugaboo in the last paragraph in order to efficiently recycle his earlier propaganda: Sarko is part of the collaborative “Bush/bin Laden” plans for our world. Trust me, whoever is elected in the US will get themselves a re-write including them in this theory.

A Taste of their Own “Culture and Wisdom”

The French military is discovering just how much the French media loves to kick people when they’re down. They’ve made so much of a recent ambush that killed 10 French troops in Afghanistan, that they might as well be the Taliban’s press agents. Paris Match even did everything they could to make the failure into a glorious “Life Magazine” photo-essay moment.

J.C. Durbant cites Max Gallo’s article in Le Figaro:

The French army gets a taste of its own media's disloyalty

We know now that the Taliban can win the war in Afghanistan. Not because they have killed ten of our soldiers, or they will win a decisive victory on the ground. But because their military successes will be relayed by the media as a triumph.

(…) Contemporary wars are won not only by standing still.

Max Gallo

Durbant adds:
And it is being provided by this "parade" offered by the enemy.
Geared to excite withdrawal in the manner that al Queda got Zapatero voted in, the attack has proved a rousing success among the thoughtless, preaching press whose intellects are so great that they can only run in one direction.

In fact it’s a portrait of America in 1969 which has come 40 years late to them: the press are doing anything they can to get troops killed for the sake of the journalists’ egos.

06 September 2008

Then One Day They Discovered that THEY were "the Other"

The main teaching union in France has criticised the education minister's plans to offer free English classes in the school holidays next year.
You can always tell something has become a cult when it their actions are decisively made despite what benefit it will take away from its’ adherents. In that spirit we see the bificated nature of the French view of its’ own culture: both obsessed with its failure, and motivated by a need to mark its own supremacy.
Xavier Darcos announced the plans on Monday, insisting that speaking fluent English was the key to success.

The Snes-FSU union leader Roland Hubert said Mr Darcos should be concentrating on what happens during school time.

The policy marks a real break from the traditional Gallic strategy of promoting the French language.

Two years ago, the then President, Jacques Chirac, famously stormed out of an EU summit when a fellow Frenchman began making his speech in English.
In other words, these "internationalists" would reject out of spite the language most broadly used now in diplomacy and international cultural exchange, the arts, and business.

All the while we're sure to receive lectures on others' provinciality, hear these arguments as to why one should learn Mandarin and Arabic that the rest of the world of business, especially the private sectors of French business have known for decades, that is, without having been lauded in poem and song by a narrow enducational establishment. The worst part is the air in which it's dispensed - that of speaking in the thrid person of other cultures no differently than when it was concidered enlightened to call the hard working "noble savages".

Pépé LePen Opens his Pie-Hole Again

Terrorism More Likey to be Planned in "Les Banlieu Americain" as in Afghanistan, blah, blah, blah... and the usual trip about 9-11, blah, blah, blah...

It's his special kind of crazy.

The Euro-dictum is Simple

The more dead wood the better life will be. For the dead wood, that is.

"The huge number of people now working for the EU reflects its huge influence. The difficulty of finding out how many officials are working there reflects the EU's wider problem with a lack of transparency. It is a complicated and opaque institution, which leaves it wide open to influence from lobbyists and vested interests."
In fact in the absence of transparency Open Europe had to figure it out by calculation.

04 September 2008

Heyna or No, Joe?

Since Joe Biden landed on the Democratic ticket, we've all been treated to commentary attesting to the Lincolnesque rise of this proud son of Scranton, Pa. Here we read the references to "working-class roots." There we see a headline trumpeting a "blue-collar messenger." And everywhere we turn, we bump into the most treasured compound-adjective of them all: lunch-bucket.
Something the man never owned. In fact, even at his age owing the abject unfamiliarity with what actual working people do, only an eccentric would have had a lunch-bucket after 1970 at the latest. But let's not get hung up on that, let's gat back to proletarian-hero-Joe, elected at the age of 29, that veritable Mister middle class who has spent more than half of his life in congress. After all, Scranton, PA is a lunch-bucket kind of town (when the allusion is politically useful), and not just a place where mafia induced insurance fires are more common than factory openings for all those Joe-lunch-buckets that the lifelong senator is supposed to be just like. Where exactly was this working-class nature and these supposed coal-country origins of his when he's adamantly opposing coal mining?

The baffling and evasive use of this allusion goes on:
The New York Times started it off with a column hailing this "lunch-bucket Democrat." The Boston Globe adds ethnicity, writing about "an Irish Catholic lunch-bucket Democrat." The Dallas Morning News emphasizes personality, celebrating a "gregarious lunch bucket Democrat" -- to distinguish him, evidently, from the nongregarious variety. The Economist contributes virtue, characterizing Sen. Biden as "a perfect example of a lunch bucket Democrat made good." And on it goes, with everyone from the Washington Post and Huffington Post to the Los Angeles Times, USA Today and the Associated Press serving up allusions to the senator's lunch bucket.
A rich piece of Americana, the lunch bucket evokes coal miners toting their picks and pails to work in some Thomas Hart Benton mural. Leave aside that coal mining is probably not Mr. Biden's favorite imagery. It's also somewhat out of date. In class terms, the circular lunch buckets that the sons of Scranton once carried into the mines have largely yielded to Tupperware containers stacked up inside the Dunder Mifflin fridge.
Were it not for "antiquing" excursions looking for precious junk they don't understand, I'd really like to know if anyone at the New York Times has actually seen a lunch-bucket. You know the type: in search of Americana to carefully place as conversation pieces in their "genuine" renovated rowhouses on the historic register... entirely unaware that their attempts to impersonate Americans aren't really going as well as they think they appear to...
Back to coal-crackin' Joe working hard at the colliary, we find his "humble" upbringing is hardly humble by the standards of Lackawanna, Luzerne, and the rest of the coal counties. In fact, while there really were coal crackers, strapped severely during the depression, reduced often to sending children to pick the same coal off of the railroad tracks that many of the same children (yes, those were the days - children) were mining, young Joe's father was doing rather much better as a sales representative for Amoco, and later a specialty products rep. He was one of those dreaded "businessmen". A middle-man of simplistic-lefty myth that they would tell you (were it not a democrat running) parasitically gets in the way of the people owning the means of production, and all that stuff they learned about in graduate school.
In 1941, Mr. Biden, while employed as a sales representative for Amoco Oil Company in Harrisburg, PA, married Jean Finnegan of Scranton.

During World War II, Mr. Biden was an executive in Boston, MA, of a war industry that supplied "plastic hulls," a special waterproof sealant, applied to all U.S. merchant-marine ships built during the war.

Following the war, he was co-owner of an airport and crop-dusting service on Long Island, New York.

In 1953 he moved with his family to the Wilmington suburb of Mayfield in Claymont, DE and returned to sales as manager for several Wilmington automobile agencies.

He then spent 15 years working in real estate condominium sales in New Castle County and in Rehoboth Beach for the Patterson-Schwartz agency.
In other words, he was more like one of "the bosses" of Marxist paradigmatic falsehoods or John Edwards Edwardian myth of two Americas – one always being fit to pit against the other. Like Joe, with his union card, cloth cap, and yes that lunch bucket we're treated to a smokescreen that is supposed to lend credibility to his planned cantankerous role as an attack dog in this election. It's okay, after all, he's one of those working men who's just come off his shift and is entitled to be drunk. Every one of those "proletarians" at the NYT probably quite sure that that's all those people are good for.

In the mean time, they're going to be objective and try to shoot holes through his female opponent who actually IS middle class. Not the kind of middle class that is said to suffer, pity itself, and lend credibility to those pretending to care about some sort of one of "two Americas" that are now to magically unite... the kind that finds a way to genuine accomplishment without the fake pity of a morally repugnant elite trying hard to appear sympathetic for the same of their self-image.

The litmus test is even simpler: Heyna or no, Joe? If you've never heard that phrase, you wouldn't know a Northeast PA working class root if it smacked you with a sweaty kielbasa.

03 September 2008

Magazine Pauper Doings

Speigel, like their transnational brethren of the one-trak Borg-like minds of most of the press did their bit for “the cause” by putting John McCain on the cover, especially airbrushed to look old and menacing. Title “the cold warrior” it scares it’s readership by suggesting that gasp that he might still win! Sounds like they would prefer that the election didn’t actually go to a vote.

As all politicians lend all manner of passion to the middle class and trying to convince people that they ARE middle class, the US press doesn’t seem to quite know what to do. They appear to be rather perplexed by the actual middle-class nature of Sarah Palin. The Union’s Local in London is much the same. Between stilted descriptions of the candidate and pandering to the press reports of her family’s travails, they read off opinions. All of them parrot stock lefty platitudes about her daughter, as if shocked that the conservatives in America would have the temerity to run a conservative.

Remember now, the mainstream press are of course, not biased. That an evening news viewer would know absolutlely nothing about

Sarah Palin’s husband had a DUI arrest when he was 22. The information came to light within a day, and filled the airwaves. At the same age, Obama used cocaine and is now the actual candidate and not a spouse was pretty well silenced, it was hushed. It was later cited as a reason we ourselves should all believe that anyone objecting to such a thing needed a high-colonic. But those defenses carried out by the press on behalf of a candidate, are of course, simply a matter of standards in reporting, as it’s still called that these days.
"They have a tradition of nominating fun, bantamweight cheerleaders from the West."

-Maureen Dowd, writing in

the New York Times

To do anything else would be called “swiftboating”. Unless you’re a leftist, and you get your campaign operatives to attack your opponent’s vice presidential candidate’s teenage daughter. That sort of treatment of birth, life and death appear to not be above somebodies’ pay grade.

01 September 2008

Good Old Lefty San Francisco Values

With a good old Lefty San Francisco reaction too: the wife blames the US Dept. of Justice, prosecuting him to make up for “not catching terrorists.”