Saturday, November 06, 2010

Tis done, tis done. Virginia at rest.

The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all [those that be] bowed down.

Psalms, 145: 14. King James Bible

It's easy for the likes of me to write about such as Virginia with a less than gentle brush, but here and now I remember Virginia, not the likes of. Even in my own memory, I'm not a gentle man. Virginia, "earthy" as sophisticated folks might term her, was, in her way, a gentle woman. I remember:

Virginia was tall for her generation, being close on to six feet, and large-boned, as we call it. Even as a young woman her taste in clothing was "grandmotherish," tending toward straw hats strewn with plastic flowers, below the knee smocks, and broken-down shoes. No rags and feathers from Salvation Army counters, she bought plain from them instead. She was a plain lady, plain in her presence, in her directness. She was all that many hope Sarah Palin to be. In that, those hopeful are lost. Virginia was not so.

Virginia would approach me sometimes and tell me the story of her day, of her ailments and of the coming of the end of the world and my need to repent or be damned for eternity. She had Bible verses to match each and any event, occasion, or even none at all. She was a serious woman, sitting like Lincoln, staring sternly at those whose sinfullness she disapproved of, ready at a moment's notice to tell them of Hell and Damnation. She was bold. She was upright. She would belch unblushing. She disapproved of much; but nothing, to my knowledge, embarrassed her. In her faith she would not bow down, not even to social conventions others assume. She was raised up in her faith. One might envy her. She's dead.

Virginia was in many ways a nineteenth century woman. She was ready for the farm and it's hard labour, satisfied with the Bible and her husband, unaffected by the goings on of the greater world. For all her busy-ness regarding other people's souls and salvation, she was intensely private. She extended that privacy to others as well, never concerning herself with the interior lives of those she knew beyond her adamant demands that they repent and follow the prescriptions of the Bible as she understood them. A true democrat, all men were sinners equally, and all deserving of redemption if only. She never had a harsh word for anyone personally, not a judgement of character or being other than the state of their souls. As direct as she might have been, she didn't approach the unwilling or foist herself upon strangers. Having said her piece, she would sit, arms akimbo, a wide stance sitting, and burp loudly.

Virginia had a relatively large circle of friends, the broken among the fallen, whom she tended with deep care. She saw many go to the grave, and she sat with them on their ways out, unblinking, irreversible, unbent. She is raised up by such gentleness.

We're so stupid

Why did Democrats lose the election so badly last Tuesday? Well, because they weren't boldly radical enough to thrill the nation; and thus, people were disgusted by the timidity in place of the promise of full-blown socialism and didn't vote for the Democrats.

What’s left to say after this wipeout? – Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, says this: “Democrats lost because party leaders never truly fought for popular progressive reforms like the public option and breaking up the big banks, leaving voters uninspired to come to the polls and vote Democratic…. Progressives will be stepping up and insisting that the Democratic Party be bolder, not weaker. We will demand boldness, reward bold leaders, reject ‘leaders’ in name only, and hold Democratic politicians accountable when they don’t fight for popular, progressive change. In short, these next two years, progressives will push Democrats to fight strongly for popular progressive reforms — and save the Democratic Party from its own incredible weakness that savaged Democratic candidates in 2010.”

I've been reading this kind of argument for days now, and in all this time, because I'm a slow thinker who just doesn't get it fairly often, I assumed that the line comes from teenagers totally out of touch with reality, living in ideological cocoons, kids who play-act at life, regardless of the chronological age of such "kids." But, slow coach that I am, I have come to realise that these kids are serious. They really think they're onto the truth of the matter, that America rejected wishy-washy liberalism and demanded a real and deeply radical programme that would transform the nation into a pale imitation of a failed Euro-state. Yes, I can be dense. I thought this was a joke. I'm not nearly smart enough to be a Leftist.

A couple of quotations come to mind here, and I'll slip them in while no one is looking:

"Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain."
Friedrich von Schiller

Even better is this from Sorel, whom I might quote too often for my own good.

"The intellectuals are not, as is so often said, men who think: they are people who have adopted the profession of thinking, and who take an aristocratic salary on account of the nobility of this profession."*

Leftists are intellectuals, as they never tire of telling us, and they are very smart. Look at what they say:

Senator John Kerry, failed presidential candidate (2004) says of Americans who "refudiate" the elitist Left narrative:

"It's absurd. We've lost our minds," said a clearly exasperated Kerry. "We're in a period of know-nothingism in the country, where truth and science and facts don't weigh in. It's all short-order, lowest common denominator, cheap-seat politics."

Glen Johnson, "Kerry voices frustration with US political scene, " Boston Globe Online. October 28, 2010
Accessed 4 Nov 2010

Of the inimitable television newsreader, Katie Couric, shown pensively holding her chin between her thumb and index finger, wearing heavy framed 'intellectual' eye glasses "she has devised ways to slip out of her $15 million-a-year prison" by 'reporting from the field' rather than sitting in a studio. Escaping her prison and seeing in Americans in the field, We read:

"What she has learned on her latest excursions is that 'American voters are slightly schizophrenic—they want compromise, and yet some of them are ideologically so fixated to one point of view…' "

Howard Kurtz, "Katie Couric, On the Move" The Daily Beast. 25 Oct. 2010

Bill Maher, a television 'personality' of some sort, says this of American:

We have Democrats for one reason – to drag the ignorant hillbilly-half of this country into the next century, which in their case is the 19th.”


“I’ll tell you this about Americans – about the American electorate, the voter,” Maher said. “They love a winner. You know, as soon as he passed health care, [his approval rating] went up 15 points. They don’t understand the issues. They’re too stupid. They’re like a dog. They can understand inflection. They can understand fear. They can understand dominance. They don’t understand issues.
Quoted from : Jeff Poor, "Maher Mocks American Electorate: 'They’re Like a Dog,' 'Too Stupid' " Newsbusters. 27 Oct 2010

Read more:

From California, that leftist paradise, we get this work of genius:

It's not completely your fault these dimwit Repubs were allowed to ooze back into a bit of power so soon. As many analysts have pointed out, this wasn't a vote for the Republicans, but against the limp-wristed Dems who didn't step up and lead with more authority and clarity of purpose. Truly, libs and independents of every age are frustrated Obama isn't governing with the same kind of magical, balls-out visionary zeal that fueled his campaign.

And let's not forget a shockingly unintelligent Tea Party movement that stands for exactly nothing and fears exactly everything, all ghost-funded by a couple of creepy libertarian oil billionaires -- the leathery old Koch brothers -- who eat their young for a snack. Who could've predicted that gnarled political contraption would hold water? But hey, when Americans are angry and nervous, they do stupid things. Like vote Republican. It happens. Just did.

Mark Morford, "Letter to a whiny young Democrat," SFGate. November 3, 2010. Accessed 4 Nov. 2010.

Read more:

And there is Cher. Sigh. Why can't I get a date with a geriatric tatooed babe like her? I'm not smart enough, I guess. Cher:

[P]rior to George W. Bush being elected president, Cher registered an opinion of the Republican candidate in the following way: "I don't like Bush. I don't trust him. I don't like his record. He's stupid. He's lazy."
Usually when one person calls another person "stupid," it's because the name-caller views himself or herself as more intelligent than the callee. Evidently, the way Cher throws around the word "stupid," the high school dropout clearly considers diva brainpower superior to a traditional Yale and Harvard education.

By Jeannie DeAngelis, 'A Dumb Woman Is a Dumb Woman," American Thinker. 6 Nov 2010

To summarise:

President Obama’s observation, delivered last month at a Democratic fund-raiser: “Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now, and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time, is because we’re hard-wired not to always think clearly when we’re scared. And the country is scared.” Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, who also knows a thing or two about losing elections, had this to say to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce: “We’re in a period of know-nothingism in the country, where truth and science and facts don’t weigh in.” Kerry also told reporters: “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on, so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening.” Then finally there was one of the great Democratic politicians of our time, Bill Clinton, who said of Harry Reid’s close race in Nevada: “The only reason this is a tough race is because it’s a tough time. People are having a tough time and they’re frightened and confused and they’re mad. It’s hard to think.”
Andrew Clavan, "What Just happened?" City Journal. 3 Nov. 2010

There's a good chance I am never going to get it. I'm so stupid. I just wish I were as stupid as Sarah Palin or Allen West or Marco Rubio. As is, I'm not as smart as Cher. No tatoos.

*Georges Sorel, Reflections on Violence. (1908) Trans. T.E. Hulme. (Mineola, New York: Dover Publications; 2004.) P. 162, f.n. 19.

Beverly Giesbrecht's public life.

Beverly Giesbrecht's public life.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Beverly Giesbrecht reported dead. There is a change here?

I've written a number of posts on Beverly Giesbrecht, and there has recently been a fair amount of interest in some of those posts. Now we know why: She's reportedly dead. I took some slight interest in this lunatic because she's not only a Taliban-supporting fool, she lived across the way from me in Vancouver.

Here's some of the background, followed by news of her demise.

Vancouver's Local "Tea Party"

Each Thursday evening from 7-9:00 p.m. we meet at the Vancouver Public Library in the atrium outside of Blenz coffee bar for a couple of hours of discussion regarding issues surrounding Islam and Left dhimmi fascism. We're a bit bookish, but we're open to all comers who care to join us for discussion on topics of general interest. We drink coffee, as a rule, but tea is certainly not frowned upon.

This meeting has gone on for a bit less than five years. Sit in and see how Canada manages its own local version of a Tea Party. It means I won't be posting much this day but will return tomorrow with more.

Yalla, Dag.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Georgia Voters Tip Over; Guam Remains Stable

Hank Johnson, for those who don't know, don't recall, or just don't believe it, has won re-election in Georgia. This is the guy who worried that if a few thousand more American military members went to the island of Guam, the island would tip over. He's a Democrat. He was re-elected. I kid you no.

For those who think I made it up, please look at the You Tube video above. Here's a bit of the election story, which shows that some Georgia voters are at least as brain-dead as California's voting majority, which is some achievement.

The Republican sacrificial lamb went down in flames against Hank Johnson. I will admit, I was not surprised by the Johnson victory. After all this is an overwhelmingly democratic district. What was surprising was that Liz Carter did not get a higher percentage of votes. Historically, Republicans have gotten about a third of the vote. Carter got only 25 percent. She lost all three counties, but kept it close in Rockdale and Gwinnett. In GWX she won 43 percent and I Rockdale she won 47 percent. It was DeKalb that cost her big time. DeKalb was won by Johnson 79 percent to 20 percent. That is a pure rejection by DeKalb voters of the Republican candidate. I cannot wait to see actual precinct numbers. Carter showed her face at events in South DeKalb more than Johnson, so I would like to see how bad she actually did in southern precincts. These numbers confirm to me that no Republican no matter how moderate can win in the fourth short of redistricting which is coming soon.

Dems double down on dumb

Proof that the Democratic Party is filled with fantasists and fanatics:

Chris Bowers, "Progressives Caucus remains intact, becomes a plurality of House Dems," Daily Kos. 3 Nov 2010.

Due to extensive losses by conservative and moderate Democrats, another shift in power occurred in the House last night besides Republicans taking the majority. The Congressional Progressive Caucus has replaced the Blue Dogs and the New Democrats as the plurality ideological caucus among House Democrats. For the first time ever, the CPC is larger than Blue Dogs and New Dems combined.,-becomes-a-plurality-of-House-Dems

Only the worst of the worst of Democrats were sure of re-election in America yesterday. Today they stand ready to further destroy the party and the nation. Normal people dropped the Democrats and opted for others. Not the maniacs in the Democratic Party. They stuck with the losers, and the Democrat losers are the worst of the lot. They will destroy their own nests, and the losers will continue, no doubt, till they die in the streets of starvation. Or, more likely, they'll demand bail-outs or show up on your door-step.

A Kos comment?

"[A] certain segment of the population of this country is fucked up. But it's a BIG segment."

California Dreamin': Day of the Dead:

California has voted, and they decided, by a majority, to elect Jerry Brown, Nancy Pelosi, and Barbara Boxer, and Pete Stark, among other hippies, psychotics, morons, thugs, and even dead people.

Governor Moonbeam.

They did so just in time to celebrate The Day of the Dead.

Nancy Pelosi: "Are you joking?"

California will be dead, as an economy, in some short order, and we can all dance on the grave of the Democratic Party there. It's good for the whole world to see the eighth largest economy die from politics. It's a lesson we might all look at and learn from.

Barbara Boxer: Call her "Senator."

Pete Stark: "Who needs the Constitution. The government can do pretty much whatever it wants to."

If that's not enough, Californians even voted for a corpse on the Day of the Dead, (or so.)

Voters in Southern California would rather re-elect a dead woman than a Republican.

Democrat Jenny Oropeza swept a Southern California district in the race for Senate on Tuesday with 58% of the vote, but won’t be returning to office — she died of complications from a blood clot less than 2 weeks ago.

Read more:

Two short excerpts from a City Journal post:

Fred Siegel, "Indebted and Unrepentant: New York and California stand virtually alone against the rest of the country." 3 November 2010

While most of America turned toward the Republicans in this election, Democrats strengthened their hold on California and New York. In California, they won all the statewide offices and even made gains in the legislature, prompting the Orange County Register to describe the Republicans as having been reduced to “almost total irrelevancy in Sacramento.” In New York, Democrats similarly swept all the statewide offices and may have held on to the state senate, too, though three contests are still too close to call. Those three races are all that stand between New York’s GOP and a similar irrelevancy.


This sets up what could be an ugly fight in which a Tea Party–inflected national Republican Party, encouraged by its strength in the interior states, forces California and New York—now heavily dependent on federal subsidies—to reduce their spending sharply. The coastal giants would no doubt respond by threatening defaults, which could affect the credit standing of the entire country, since many of the bonds are held by foreign investors.

Some innocent folks will be burned in this coming conflagration, and that is too bad, of course, but there is no reward for innocence in this world.

It'll be a great place to rush to when the fire dies down. Lots to rebuild.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

A Brighter Future

The election results are looking good from here, the wrong side of the border of the far left coast, but the results are still spotty, so I won't be sure enough till tomorrow to know exactly how I feel about this. I'm optimistic.

Results seem to show that California is electing the worst gang of lunatics and old hippies it can find, e.g. Jerry Brown for governor. I see this as good news. California's population is dwindling in almost exact proportion to the increase in population of Texas. It means that, as California sinks further into bankruptcy and is further swamped with illegal immigrants and criminals of a higher degree, and as California is ruined even more by government employee unions, that the wealthy and job-creating classes and individuals are sickening of it and are leaving, allowing the Left to become the greater force all the time. With the system as it is now in California, there is little a Republican governor could do to make a significant good difference. We will very likely see California as a state go effectively bankrupt in the next two years, and then there will be the Democrats obviously holding the bag. Californians will obviously, even to themselves, have screwed themselves to ruin. There won't be anyone to blame but themselves.

Democrats are picking up some big wins in New York state, and the same scenario holds there: financial ruin and Democrats in power making it worse. As Texas is a reverse image of California, so is New Jersey to New York. Normal people lost in California and New York, and they are leaving for better places to let the rot deepen without them. Those who leave strengthen strong states like Texas and Florida, and they leave behind the rot of the Left. I think it's to the good that Republicans are losing California and New York.

So too with the Senate: It looks that the Republicans are not taking a majority. I'm relieved at that. It means that the Democrats will have the Executive and the Senate, and that with that kind of power they can still do pretty much as they please to the nation. Yes, Republicans will have a large number of governors and the House, and to an extent we have the Supreme Court while the Democrats have the Appeals Courts. I see the results tonight as something like 60/40 in favour of the Democrats, but in places where the social rot is worse than elsewhere, where it will be obviously Democrat-made, and in contrast to Republican success stories. Republicans will have less, but it will be healthy, and the Democrats will have more, but most of it completely rotten. I see this as a success.

The line is drawn now between the Left states and the Right. We have a couple of years to prove by deeds what works and who is shit. I'm counting on the Republicans to show us the good and the Democrats to destroy the states they rule. Republican have two years to organise and learn and recruit new faces. The Democrats have nothing but the next two years of old hacks to re-present to the public. I can't see Harry Reid looking any better in two years than that thieving vote-stealer does today.

I'm excited about our future this evening. We have two years to grow and become strong enough to make a real and crushing defeat of the totally rotten Democrats come next election. We have two years to weed out rotten Republicans, and we have these two years to learn about what it is that America should be, has been, and will become again. Ours is not supposed to be a nation of hippies. All the bad shit that happens in the coming two years will be on the shoulders of the Democrats. They're the ones with the political power right now, even if they work with the Republicans. Democrats have to take responsibility for what goes wrong. I'm thinking that will be a lot in Democrat ruled states and overseas from our Muslim cousins. It should piss off the average person intensely to see the Democrats make further ruin in the nation. In that time we'll have time to learn and grow.

I'm not advocating the Republican Party. I've never voted Republican in my life, and I am amazed that I write anything good about that party. If they become a new party in the coming two years and retain the traditional name, I'm registering Republican with pride.I'll sleep tonight with a smile on my face and I'll have good dreams. Tomorrow is a new day and will last for a couple of years that I look forward to.

Monday, November 01, 2010


From the porn factories of California to the corn fields of Wisconsin to the fog horns of Maine, we are coming back! America is rising and becoming again the nation it is meant to be.


I'm pumped. We're going to open up again to the future. We're going home.

God Bless America! Let Freedom Ring!

The way the cookie crumbles

Dear Hippies,

You have a new fortune to consider.

I'm laughing already, filled with delight that our nation is on the verge of a new American Revolution.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Scariest Halloween Ever

The scariest Halloween I ever had was as a boy when our town had its first murder in living memory. It still scares me when I think back on it, now close to forty years after.

Things started out innocently enough with me and my friend Jimmy being told we were too old to dress up and go door to door for candy, trick or treating. I said to Jimmy that it was OK, really, since it meant we were almost grown-ups if it were true that we couldn't go out with the kids to trick or treat. I recall Jimmy saying that if we were grown-ups, then we could go, like our fathers, out to play golf. So Jimmy went into the garage and got my dad's golf clubs and some balls, and he took me to the cemetery for a few rounds. I warned him that we shouldn't do it because when we hit the balls, who knew where they'd land, smacking into a tomb stone and bouncing any which way. I said, "Jimmy, this could be dangerous." He laughed.

Across the field some way we heard a couple shouting at each other. The lady was furious at her husband over something, but that's real adult stuff, so we, and I mean mostly Jimmy, kept whacking the balls all over the place. They were going anywhere at all. Jimmy thought it was hilarious, as I recall it. I wanted to go home and study for school next day and get lots of sleep. Not Jimmy. He didn't care. He just kept hitting my dad's golf balls.

Suddenly, there was the worst Halloween scream I have ever heard. It was serious, and we got the hell out of the graveyard and went home. It was the lady fighting with her husband. She was hollering like a lunatic.

The police came and arrested her for killing her husband, which she denied, just what you'd expect from a murderer. She said he was yelling at her, and the next thing she knew, he fell over dead with a big dent in the side of his head, and that she had nothing to do with it at all. Yeah. Like she'd admit she hit him and killed him. Some people!

We were pretty lucky to get away too, given that if she'd seen us, she might have killed us too. One can never be too careful on Halloween. That's why I stayed home for the next week. I had the flu or something, though my mom couldn't find much wrong with me. I mean health-wise. I never saw Jimmy much after that. I don't know if the lady got the electric chair. I didn't like hearing about it. Whatever it was, she likely deserved it. Me? I was a good kid and never did much wrong. Hey, that's just how I was.

Au-bama-rangzeb's flying carpet circus

Obama, our American potentate, is running off to Asia a day or so after the up-coming elections, to India. (Arrives Nov. 6.) If he's seen stealing the White House silverware and the towels, don't say anything: it could mean he's not coming back. Look at the Royal Train he's taking with him. Maybe he intends to set up shop as Mughal prince once he finds a place he likes, like maybe the Muslim Taj Mahal. See, he ain't dead. He's restin'.

Obama’s personal security staff itself will be huge, and it has already started making its own arrangements in Mumbai. “A team of secret service agents has already arrived, and has surveyed the areas of his stay and the roads and places on his itinerary,” the officer said.

To ensure fool-proof security, the President’s team has booked the entire the Taj Mahal Hotel, including 570 rooms, all banquets and restaurants. Since his security contingent and staff will comprise a huge number, 125 rooms at Taj President have also been booked, apart from 80 to 90 rooms each in Grand Hyatt and The Oberoi hotels. The NCPA, where the President is expected to meet representatives from the business community, has also been entirely booked.

The officer said, “Obama’s contingent is huge. There are two jumbo jets coming along with Air Force One, which will be flanked by security jets. There will be 30 to 40 secret service agents, who will arrive before him. The President’s convoy has 45 cars, including the Lincoln Continental in which the President travels.”

Since Obama will stay in a hotel that is on sea front, elaborate coastal security arrangements have been made by the US Navy in consonance with the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard. “There will be US naval ships, along with Indian vessels , patrolling the sea till about 330-km from the shore. This is to negate the possibility of a missile being fired from a distance,” the officer said.

The President will be accompanied by his chefs, not because he would not like to savour Indian cuisine, but to ensure his food is not spiked.

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to land in Mumbai on November 6."

Since the voters are keen to toss Obama's blue lap dogs, maybe Obama figures he's going to need a new place to be a prince, and India could well be it. Here's hoping he's flying the coop for good.

Oh, Bama! Too bad, sport, it's already been done.

So long, "dude." And don't forget to write. (Get Bill Ayers to help ya.)