Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Al Gore's Heated Pool...
Saturday, February 24, 2007
The Clueless Dupes of Socialist Journal-land
Okay, it’s nice to hope for good things. Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone had free…everything! Of course among the “priorities” would be health care and education.
Many (most?) journalists love this idea. They love it so much that they think that other people living under a full-blown dictatorship is fair price for such noble stasis. Say you want to “help the poor, provide affordable health care and education to all” and you basically get a blank check to impose any kind of horror you please (and you don't even really have to produce the free stuff you promised!).
Anyone who has read even a few lines of my writing can see that I’m really unfond of the socialist scheme. The ideologies, the “plans,” the history of bureaucracy and blood all make me sick. How people, time and again, fall for this total crock of nonsense amazes me. But fall for it they do.
The myth-makers of international history fabrication would have us believe that pre-Castro Cuba was some hell-hole of mass-starvation and the current imposed Messiah of the Island nation had somehow not only rectified such horrors but actually produced a sort of paradise of egalitarian bliss.
Truth be told; Cuba, before the bearded one, had one of the best health care systems in all of Latin America, one of the highest literacy rates, one of the largest middle classes, and an overall economy that rivaled many European nations of the time. That was all scrapped. For what? ….(typical) “socialist revolution.”
Cuba has been a communist prison state for almost half a century now. Virtually no civil liberties, rationed food, and a distributed poverty that makes it one of the poorest countries in the world. And, why should this be a surprise? It’s a communist dictatorship stupid! Get a clue.
“A clue” is something in short supply among the pampered weasels of Journal Left-land.
Only in “mainstream” socialist propaganda could one find such jewels of observation as this:
"...'For Castro, freedom starts with education. And if literacy alone were the yardstick, Cuba would rank as one of the freest nations on Earth. The literacy rate is 96 percent'..." -- Barbera Walters
Plenty to make a sober mind nauseous, at The Media Research Center.
And…for some contrast.
Friday, February 23, 2007
The Ideology of a Thousand Masks -- Socialism
Whether Global Warming, inequality, or anti-Americanism (which can now be considered an official "ism"), the big ism of big state authority continues to use any gripe it can to arouse the "masses" to support the rule of bureaucrats and "philosopher kings."
Some good links in this regard follow:
From Davids Medienkritik:
"...The United States is number one in greenhouse gas emissions primarily because it is the number one economy in the world. With 5% of the world's population we produce 25% of global wealth. And despite being relatively clean and green, Germany leads Europe in emissions, because it is Europe's largest economy. Our emissions are not out of line with the size of our economy. And it's worth noting: the International Energy Agency is forecasting that China, with a smaller economy, is expected to surpass U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2009..."
and The American Thinker:
"...For the international Left today, the EU is the new USSR, the hope of all nations for love and peace on earth, forever and ever. Its first objective is to humiliate the United States --- or to control the US, to make it the tugboat that pulls the rest of the world to socialism. That is presumably what Hillary Clinton meant when she recently called for more "internationalism" in US foreign policy."
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Testament of an Artist / Intellectual
“…We are, of course, opposed to greed -- as my book (and It’s sales*) clearly demonstrate.”
“We are, of course, opposed to acquisition of wealth -- as my platinum-selling album clearly expresses”
“We are, of course, opposed to private property as my thesis and award winning documentary have clearly shown.”
…“We are, of course, also opposed to the lifestyles, values, and goals of the common folks who we speak for and who dare fail to recognize our lordly grandeur.”
The philosopher kings of Post-Modern pampered neo-Comm hypocrisy
* “sales” may, of course, be compelled if you are a college student.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Some Quotations of Grand, Little, or No Value
Regarding climate change:
"...Climate change" isn't like predicting Italian coalition politics. There are only two options, so whichever one predicts, one has a 50 percent change of being right. The planet will always be either warming or cooling..." -- Mark Steyn
My own random -- perhaps bizarre -- observations:
-- Reality only occupies the immediate present...and it (the immediate present) is gone already.
-- The EU is nothing more than the UN's "Mini-Me."
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Nonsense From a Mouthpiece of the Old Order
Vladimir Putin is mouthing off again. Taking advantage of a trendy hatred and resentment of America and milking it to his advantage (PR for dictators).
Will Russia ever be anything but a cauldron of resentment, and obedience to authoritarian demagogues?
China and a host of countries in a similar condition of post-totalitarian awakening certainly have a good chance of becoming successful, open, and free societies. Russia will always be a different story. This is a country where good portions of the citizens think that Joseph Stalin was a great man (be consistent, why not Hitler too?).
Sorry for some lack of professionalism in writing on my part, but Putin and his entire country will never extricate themselves from the political prison they so adore.
To complain of America's role in the world is certainly easy for those who have always despised success and dynamism. Coming from Putin and the rag tag remnants of a Soviet empire is laughable.
In a time when the entire world must risk the violence and oppression of Muslim jihad we still have the old clowns of socialist authoritarianism poking at the very existence of decent and dynamic free society.
Could jealousy be any more transparent than when the seven decade long gulag still complains of the American achievement?
Friday, February 09, 2007
"I believe..." 'Me too...
'Still in semi-non blogging mode and probably won't be back to any routine for several weeks ('gotta buy a new computer and tune it to my liking). For now a brief expression of belief by another.
I've always loved the following quotation by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. It's on a plaque at Rockefeller Center in New York City. I saw it in person for the first time when I was rather young but it still resonates with me for it's simplicity and grandeur. Of course many of the values stated are despised by those who hold substantive character in disdain and would prefer a world with all the opposite of what is stated here. Rockefeller was also a dreaded capitalist so anything he had said would be held in contempt by some on that account alone.
“I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I believe that every right
implies a responsibility, every opportunity, an obligation; every
possession a duty.
I believe that the law was made for man and not man for the law; that
government is the servant of the people and not their master.
I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the
world owes no man a living but it owes every man an opportunity to
make a living.
I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living and that
economy is a prime request of a sound financial structure, whether in
government, business or personal affairs.
I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man's word should be
as good as his bond; that character-not wealth or power or position-
is of supreme worth.
I believe that the rendering of useful service is the common duty of
mankind and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice is the dross
(waste matter) of selfishness consumed and the greatness of the human
soul set free.
I believe in an all-wise-and all-loving God, named by whatever name, and
that the individuals highest fulfillment, greatest happiness, and
widest usefulness are to be found in living in harmony with His will.
I believe that love is the greatest thing in the world; that it alone
can overcome hate; that right can and will triumph over might.”
-- John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Monday, February 05, 2007
"Culture of Corruption"?
...'Still buried and overwhelmed in chores, errands, and mundane trivial pursuits but, I've got to get something in for now:
Remember, the left “cares.” They care what color your skin is. They care where you live, how much money you make, what kind of car you have, what you eat, where you send your kids to school…and, definitely, HOW YOU THINK! … etc.
‘Definitely makes the idea of “caring” a bit creepy. Now, if we could only get them to mind their own business, deal with their own personal finances, and get their much-adored state out of our faces.
There's an e-mail going around with the following interesting record of events surrounding the Clintons. Some of it can be claimed to be hyperbole and happenstance coincidence but a great deal of it is factaul enough to cause one to ponder just what kind of people we're dealing with when we bow before the American queen of socialist arrogance -- Hillary Clinton.
I'll continue to be very delinquent from blogging for awhile (weeks) but enjoy the list below:
"...If Hillary gets elected, do you think they will put all the furniture they stole back in the White House???
Food for Thought: Just a quick refresher course lest we forget what has happened to many "friends"of the Clintons .
1-James McDougal - Clinton 's convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr's investigation.
2 -Mary Mahoney - A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown . The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.
3- Vince Foster - Former White House councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock 's Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.
4- Ron Brown - Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown's skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the air Traffic controller commited suicide.
5- C. Victor Raiser II- Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.
6-Paul Tulley - Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock , September 1992. Described by Clinton as a "Dear friend and trusted advisor."
7-Ed Willey - Clinton fund raiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.
8-Jerry Parks -Head of Clinton's gubernatorial security team in Little Rock . Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock . Park's son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton . He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house
9-James Bunch - Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a"Black Book" of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas .
10-James Wilson - Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater.
11-Kathy Ferguson- Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson , was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.
12-Bill Shelton - Arkansas State Trooper and fiancee of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancee, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancee.
13-Gandy Baugh - Attorney for Clinton 's friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.
14-Florence Martin - Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal Mena Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.
15- Suzanne Coleman - Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.
16-Paula Grober - Clinton 's speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992 . She died in a one car accident.
17-Danny Casolaro - Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.
18- Paul Wilcher - Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 "October Surprise" was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993 in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death.
19-Jon Parnell Walker - Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington , Virginia apartment balcony August15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.
20-Barbara Wise - Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996 . Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.
21-Charles Meissner -Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.
22-Dr. Stanley Heard - Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton 's advisory council personally treated Clinton 's mother, stepfather and brother.
23-Barry Seal -Drug running pilot out of Mena Arkansas , death was no accident.
24- Johnny Lawhorn Jr. - Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.
25-Stanley Huggins - Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.
26- Hershell Friday - Attorney and Clinton fund raiser died March 1, 1994 when his plane exploded.
27-Kevin Ives & Don Henry - Known as "The boys on the track" case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.
THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE:
28-Keith Coney - Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88.
29- Keith McMaskle - Died stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988......(possible suicide? Ha !)
30-Gregory Collins - Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.
31-Jeff Rhodes - He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.
33-James Milan - Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to "natural causes".
34-Jordan Kettleson - Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.
35-Richard Winters - A suspect in the Ives / Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.
THE FOLLOWING CLINTON BODYGUARDS ARE DEAD:
36 -Major William S. Barkley Jr.
37- Captain Scott J . Reynolds
38-Sgt. Brian Hanley
39- Sgt. Tim Sabel
40-Major General William Robertson
41-Col. William Densberger
42-Col. Robert Kelly
43- Spec. Gary Rhodes
You'd think that the same media that found George Bush's national guard duty so interesting would at least take a passing interest in such things...then again, maybe not.