29 September 2006

Everything you need to know about Clinton, but are afraid to ask*

An anonymous gadfly has recently been posting comments in defense of William Jefferson Clinton - the Liberals' only "success" story since FDR. Clinton and his enthralled masses of delusional fans are operating in the same miasma of illusion as Bears fans. Bears fans are stuck in 1985, Clinton's minions are stuck in 1992. Go to any game at Soldiers Field and you'll see the same old platitudes, the same old faces and the same tired replays from the Season of Magic. I can only feel pity for them - that the only thing they have is a winning season from 21 years ago. But the Chicago Bears are only a football team and don't have the ability to ruin economy, dismantle our military, ignore terrorists who are plotting to murder US citizens on US soil or sell secrets to overseas governments who are hostile to our safety.

Though many books have been written about WJClinton, many don't get the proper exposure in the MSM because WJC isn't a Republican nor a Christian. If he was either, the NYTimes would be running exposes on him, ad nauseum. Clinton did and continues to get a 'pass' by the media because he's all they've got. Clinton is the only Democrat, post-Dhimmi Carter, that they can point to and say, "Look. We're not so bad. Clinton was wonderful!"

Sadly, the facts say otherwise. Let's start off in 1992 with some stats about the elections. Clinton's cheerleaders love to say that he was swept into office on a mandate. That is not true. If Perot hadn't run, Clinton would have lost. Perot garnered 19% of the popular vote and that was just enough for WJC to squeak by. Dukakis got 45%, WJC got 43.9% of the popular vote.

People started to wake up to WJC's policies after getting into the Oval Office. The Democrats started to get run out of town after WJC's socialism-lite started to spread like a cancer throughout the land. Here's what happened to the Democrats under Clinton: (2000 analysis)
* GOP seats gained in House after Clinton became president: 48
* GOP seats gained in Senate after Clinton became president: 8
* GOP governorships gained after Clinton became president: 11
* GOP state legislative seats gained since Clinton became president: 1,254 as of 1998
* State legislatures taken over by GOP after Clinton became president: 9
* Democrat officeholders who have become Republicans since Clinton became president: 439 as of 1998 Republican officeholders who became Democrats: 3

* According to the 2000 exits polls:
* 60% of voters disapproved of Clinton as a person
* 59% -including some who approved of him - disliked him
* 68% said he would go down in the history books for his scandals rather than for his leadership
* 44% thought the Clinton scandals were important or somewhat important. (In contrast, only 28% thought Bush's drunk driving arrest was important or somewhat important)
* 18% said a reason for their vote was to oppose Clinton



Clinton's ineptitude, his empty rhetoric and his "legacy" of scandals started to catch up to him by 1994. That is why we had a Republican Revolution in 1994, just 2 years after Clinton entered office. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Democrats held a 1,542 seat lead in the state bodies in 1990.As of November 2000 that lead had shrunk to 288. That's a loss of over 1,200 state legislative seats, nearly all of them under Clinton. Across the US, the Democrats controlled only 65 more state senate seats than the Republicans.
Clinton is noteworthy for quite a few things. As far as presidents go, he was a ground-breaker. Here are some highlights of WJC 'firsts':
- The only president ever impeached on grounds of personal malfeasance
- Most number of convictions and guilty pleas by friends and associates
- Most number of cabinet officials to come under criminal investigation
- Most number of witnesses to flee country or refuse to testify
- Most number of witnesses to die suddenly
- First president sued for sexual harassment.
- First president accused of rape.
- First first lady to come under criminal investigation
- Largest criminal plea agreement in an illegal campaign contribution case
- First president to establish a legal defense fund.
- Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions
- Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions from abroad

Go to http://prorev.com/missingclinton.htm for a complete accounting of Clinton's history.

I stand by my words: Clinton was a disaster for the American people. He weakened our military, ignored or did nothing effective about terrorist operations against US targets overseas, and was more concerned about his legacy than anything else. He sold nuclear and military secrets to China. Go to http://prorev.com/china.htm for a full disclosure of WJC's China connections.

As far as the economy was concerned, WJC benefited from Reagan's tax cuts and 4 years of Bush-41. He let Greenspan work his magic and stayed out of the way. He didn't go much in an active role in as much as he passively just let things take its course.

Clinton's economic record, it has to be said, is pretty good. Not, to be sure, as good as the conventional wisdom would have it: A recovery from the brief recession of the early 1990s was already underway when Clinton was elected, and his tax increase of 1993 was followed by a few years of subpar growth. But Clinton deserves credit for promoting free trade, allowing Alan Greenspan to vanquish inflation, and acceding to Republican demands for a reduction in the capital-gains tax. The combination of these policies more than compensated for the tax hike. Hillary Rodham Clinton should take a bow, too. Her rigidity doomed the administration's health-care plan and thus was a boon for the economy.
Clinton's biggest contribution to the economy was not to do much to screw it up. This is not the faint praise it sounds like: It is a boast that could not be made by most recent presidents, including Republicans Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and George Bush.
National Review - 2000


In my book, Clinton was the consummate smarmy, greasy politician. He conducted himself in a disgraceful manner and led from what his pollsters said would be popular. Clinton's legacy will be that he was a shallow, vapid human being and an even shallower president. And for him to stand there and wag his finger at the world while whining about a 'vast rightwing conspiracy" as the cause of all of his problems was an insult to the office and an insult to the American people.

We deserved better than to have 8 years of this type of person in office.

27 September 2006

Europe shows its cowardice

The NYTimes and Chicago's own Slum Times are reporting that an opera house in Germany has decided to cancel a performance of Mozart's Idomeneo out of fear.

The fear is that Muslims will burn, riot and murder - the things that they currently do best - because the opera has a scene in which the Prophet Mohammed is decapitated. By the way, the opera also shows the Buddha, Jesus and Poseidon (the god of the sea in Greek mythology) having their heads cut off too.

Eurabia, is your burqa showing?

I remember being in grade school when the Nazis marched in Marquette park. My civics teacher told us that it was important to allow the Nazis to march because if you interfered with one faction's freedoms, it impacted all of our freedoms. She was virulently anti-Nazi. Her husband was one of the first US Soldiers in WWII to arrive at Bergen-Belsen and she, unbelievably so, began quietly weeping as she described for us the smells, the death and the inhumanity that he encountered there. I say it was unbelievable in the sense that this teacher was one tough cookie and to see her cry over something really had an impact on us.

That was an important lesson and we, as a culture, have forgotten that eliminating our freedom of expression is tantmount to eliminating freedoms for all of us. We have devolved, in large part, because of political correctness. As I have said many times, PC has two pillars: Fear and Totalitarianism.

We can see how the Liberals in europe have opened their borders and their arms and welcomed Africans and Muslims from all over and what do they get for their charity? Terrorists strapping bombs to themselves and blowing up innocents, outcries from Muslims for "more more more", higher unemployment because most of these immigrants are unskilled, and a continuing campaign of guilt in order to keep the majority giving in to Muslim's temper tantrums.

What a deal!

No Pasaran! has a piece on EU chief Jose Barroso - who is one of the few in Eurabia who are willing to criticize the nonsense they're seeing from their european colleagues:

Being polite to barbarians only works if they listen and follow an example. Rampaging fools who would shoot a nun don’t. European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso, the only senior figure in the EU who appears to have a spine, chides Euro-leaders for caving in on the Pope in the usual Euro-manner:

"To attack the Pope because he referred to a historical document in a speech is fully unacceptable," said Mr Barroso.
"I was disappointed that there weren't more European leaders who said: of course the Pope has the right to express his views. The problem is not his remarks, but the reactions of the extremists."
Asked why European politicians had been so reluctant to support the Pope, Mr Barroso said "Perhaps because there is concern about a possible confrontation. And sometimes [there is] a sort of political correctness: that one is only being tolerant when placing the opinion of others above one's own. I am very in favour of tolerance, but we should stand up for our values."


They also report that two police officers were lured into a trap and attacked by Muslims. Both are alive but were severely injured. As they wrote over at their blog, "The French put the fisting in Pacifist":

Look what sprung up around Paris while the French were declaring themselves to be a radical pacifist society. Fears of new unrest for the French. Hey faggots, where is that Resistance bullshit that you pluck out of thin air and declare to be real every time it suits you?


The religion of peace is everything but peaceful.

All Muslims are not terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslim, c'est certain. Borders, language and culture - protect them with your lives!

26 September 2006

Hero cabbie shoots would-be robber

KTBS reports that a Shriveport, LA cab driver shot a man who attempted to rob him.

Detectives say the cab driver was called to the 3500 block of Ninock Street to pick up a fare. They say Arthur Joseph, 20, got into the back driver-side seat. Seconds later, another man wearing a mask over his face got into the back passanger-side seat, pointed a gun at the driver and demanded money.

The driver pulled out his handgun and opened fire. "I came up with my 9mm and started shooting. I shot him five times," he said.



We have gotten to a point in our culture where people have a tolerance for crime. Just look at some high profile cases: OJ Simpson, Martha Stewart, Rodney King, Mike Tyson - much of the MSM wanted to give these people a collective pass when it came to doing time in jail. A microcosm of where we're at as a culture is Napster. For years people downloaded songs and music for free - in effect, stealing the intellectual property of musicians and denying them the fruits of their labors. Was there a general outcry that this was wrong? No. On the contrary, people lined up to cry that their precious Napster account had been closed and some folks went to jail over it.

People said,"Give me a break! Martha Stewart is a millionaire. So what that she made $40,000 on an insider trading deal. It's like .01% of what she's worth!"

The point is that she broke the law and needed to pay the consequences.

So now we see a general malaise when it comes to cracking down on crime. Rudy Guiliani cleaned up the streets of New York by giving his officers free reign to make arrests and do what they're supposed to be doing. Was the Liberal Establishment happy now that they could walk through Washington Square at night and not worry about being killed, beat or robbed? No. All they could say was that Guiliani "terrorized" the pissbums and "teens" that were roused from their hangouts by "aggressive" officers.

So when it comes to Guns, the MSM really shows its agenda. Liberals love to take the easy way, the paved superhighway of intellectual endeavors, the slow and easy downhill grading. They deride conservatives for "thinking in black and white" but they do it all the time. "Guns cause crime", "Guns equal violence", "If you got all the guns then there would be no crime"....the rationalizations are nauseating.

But gun control should be renamed the "Mugger Protection Act" because criminals can always get guns. Even if you stop guns from being manufactured in the US, gangs with overseas connections will just import them.

The way to stop crime is to allow private, law-abiding citizens to have them. If Pooky is rolling around looking to "hit a crib" and rob, rape and steal - he'll think twice about going after a person who may be armed.

That's a fact.

So I hope the Mayor of Shriveport gives this cabbie a medal. He should be celebrated for doing the right thing and getting two more animals off the street. But have no fear, they'll be out eventually. Back on the street to rob, steal and murder.

I hope the next person they meet is armed and takes care of business.

25 September 2006

Narcissism, excuses and bile

As a police officer, the one thing about the job that I quickly got tired of enduring was the unending litany of excuses offered up by people being arrested. Whether it is as minor as a red light violation, or as severe as a Domestic Battery charge, the arrestee invariably sings a tale of woe in which the offender has rationalized every aspect of his behavior. He is now the victim. He had to do what he did because of -this-this-and-this. The litany of self-delusion is legion: "I was going to get medicine for my baby, and anyway - the light was yellow" or "I go to work everyday and pay all the bills! She knows that I want a hot dinner every night and it wasn't ready when I got home. And it's not the first time!"

The language of offenders and career criminals is rife with the abdication of responsibility. No matter how much you try to tell the person that what they did is wrong, most refuse to face up to fact and admit responsibility. A relative of mine has been arrested for multiple DUIs. The last time he was arrested was about 5 years ago. He was bowling with some friends that night and drove home through a southern suburb. The officers curbed him because he had a tail light out and that led to his arrest for DUI. To this day (and yes, he still drinks) when he's asked about it he'll sigh heavily and say,"If I'd only gotten that taillight fixed none of that would've happened."

I feel like shaking him and saying,"What about the 6 pitchers of beer you drank at bowling, you numbskull! Do you think that had anything to do with it!" But sadly he'll never understand that he's an alcoholic, that he terrorized his kids for decades with his drunken rages, that he endangered people's lives and that he is responsible for his own actions.

So now we have an offender back in the public eye, whining and simmering with hostility because the MSM caught up to his pranks and misdemeanors. Six years after leaving office, an office which he used to satisfy his own whims, fantasies and sexual excapades - Bill Clinton is still concerned about preserving his legacy and protecting his precious and fragile ego. Chris Wallace interviewed the disgraced former president and asked him some tough questions. Slick Willy rolled into his usual temper tantrum when asked to discuss things that make him look bad. Like his failures to do anything about global terrorism, the murders of Americans and his utter lack of concern about Osama bin Laden.

Sadly, this entire incident speaks volumes about how the press have given Clinton a pass for his transgressions, and, maybe more important, the danger of such negligence. When one watches this interview, it is easy to see a man that is unused to challenging questions from the media. After all, this is the first time that Clinton agreed to be on Fox News Sunday, and, as a result, he’s become so accustomed to the softballs fed to him by folks like Tim Russert and George Stephanopoulos that he feels it’s his right to not be challenged.
Just look at some of the disdain Clinton showed for his interviewer all because he was asked a question he didn’t want to answer:

You set this meeting up because you were going to get a lot of criticism from your viewers because Rupert Murdoch is going to get a lot of criticism from your viewers for supporting my work on Climate Change. And you came here under false pretenses and said that you’d spend half the time talking about…You said you’d spend half the time talking about what we did out there to raise $7 billion dollars plus over three days from 215 different commitments. And you don’t care.

Or, how about this wonderful statement by a former president

And you’ve got that little smirk on your face. It looks like you’re so clever…

Or this one:

So you did FOX’s bidding on this show. You did your nice little conservative hit job on me.



According to Byron York in National Review, Clinton never ordered Bin Laden killed, he simply tried to "convince" that it be done - not so much as "order" it. When the CIA dragged its feet at getting OBL, Clinton just gave up. All of this is documented in Richard Clarke's book Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror. Clinton wants us to read that book so that he'll be vindicated for public criticisms.

wjc_legacy

Sorry Bill. The book, which Clinton cites 11 times during the interview, does nothing to aleviate WJClinton from being the one who dropped the ball.

Examples are all over Clarke's book.

On page 223, Clarke describes a meeting, in late 2000, of the National Security Council's principals; among them, the heads of the CIA, the FBI, the Attorney General, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the secretaries of State, Defense. It was just after al Qaeda's attack on the USS Cole. But neither the FBI nor the CIA would say that al Qaeda was behind the bombing, and there was little support for a retaliatory strike. Clarke quotes Mike Sheehan, a State Department official, saying in frustration, "What's it going to take, Dick? Who the shit do they think attacked the Cole, fucking Martians? The Pentagon brass won't let Delta go get bin Laden. Hell they won't even let the Air Force carpet bomb the place. Does al Qaeda have to attack the Pentagon to get their attention?"

That came later. But in October 2000, what would it have taken? A decisive presidential order which never came. ~~Byron York


You can't run away from the fact that Clinton was a disaster. A trained ape who's antics in the White House disgraced the office. He was impeached for lying under oath and let's not forget all the scandals, conspiracies and macabre deaths.

Clinton is a little boy who never grew up. The left loves him because he was a charmer who said whatever people wanted to hear. He ran his life on polling - whatever the polls said, Clinton did. He never did and will never accept responsibilty for anything that he's ever done: the rapes, the excesses or the bad decisions. They are good at blaming the rightwingers, the conservatives the neocons - but never will they take an inch of responsibility.

The underlying principles that shore up the Clintons are vapidity and rhetoric. But those can only last so long. The Clintons are a House of Cards and I hope that this glimpse into their "glaring character defects" goes a long way into keeping another person like them from becoming commander in chief.

Offenders belong in jail - not running the country.

For further reading, check out here

keywords: Clinton, Legacy, Fox News

19 September 2006

Catholic Nun murdered in Somalia

Muslims and Islam have a propensity for violence. It is no accident that it is called The Religion of Death. It is tantamount to death worship.

An elderly Catholic Nun, Sister Leonella Sgorbati, was murdered by a Muslim gunman. Here's what Dhimmi Watch had to say about Tariq Ramadan, a "moderate" Muslim spokesman:

He wants to see the islamization of Europe. He thinks that Europeans suffer from a “spiritual emptiness” and that they are ripe for wonderful Islam. He has said that “the West is in decline, and the Arab-Islamic world is on the road to renewal” — yet that “renewal,” he believes, will take place when Islam conqueres, through his kind of Da’wa. His Da’wa, of course, is far more cunning, with far more roses than guns, than the Da’wa of Qaradawi, or of Sheikh Tantawi, and of course than the threats of Bin Laden, Zarqawi, et al.

But the goal of Ramadan is the goal of Bin Laden and indeed of all Believers: the victory of dar al-Islam over dar al-Harb, the removal of all obstacles in the dar al-Harb to the spread of Islam, and the subjugation of all non-Muslims — who will be subjugated, as they have always been subjugated over 1350 years of Muslim conquest (with not a single exception anywhere) and, as dhimmis (where not killed or converted outright), subject to a permanent status of humiliation, degradation, and physical insecurity.


The pope spoke the truth and now these Muslim animals are using the excuse of being "insulted" to murder and kill. You can't have a rational discussion with these types. They are only interested in establishing a caliphate - either you submit and convert or die. That is the end-game for Islam. Get used to it - we're in for a long ride with these Jihadi pukes.

Meanwhile, our own capitulator Dhimmis are busy blaming Bush, Cheney, the war in Iraq and Israel for all the world's problems. .....talk about projecting your own issues onto other people! Islam, heal thyself!

See here for more death threats from the "religion of peace" and a full accounting on the true face of Islam.

One of the world's most militant Islamic sects is the Muslim Brotherhood. Check out their website.

Know thy enemy.

New magazine launch

jihad_bride

Forget magazines like George (now defunct), Vanity Fair or Cosmopolitan (the office slut owners manual) - the new magazine just launched is Jihadi Bride.

It can be quite a task to balance being wife #5, figuring out which night during the week you can sleep with your husband, all the thousands of rules to follow in the Holy Quran ... now the duties of a sacred Muslim wife is made easier within the pages of Jihadi Bride. Burka or Hajib? You be the judge.

18 September 2006

Nobel, no more

The theme of last Sunday's Chicago Tribune seemed to be Peace. They ran a coverstory on Judy Mayotte, an aid worker cum-peacenik, who is helping create a master's degree in peace, leadership and development at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. She is a board member of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation. I couldn't even stomach reading 1/3 of the story about her so I won't bore you with any more about the one legged Ms. Mayotte.

Then on page 3, I saw a story entitled Nobel cause for 3,000 youths. It is a rightwing blogger's dream. A thick vein of liberal platitudes awaited my expert eye and I was not disappointmented. I had to put on a bib to keep the Liberal Pabulum from staining my shirt.

Back on 25JUL06 I wrote about the current spate of nobel prize winners who have decided to air their political opinions and who, as a group, should be thoroughly derided and mocked for having such demented and uninformed attitudes. When Betty Williams stood up in front of school children and said that Bush should be killed, where was the compassion and the caring? The story in the Tribune is just another example of the leftist agenda at creating new-think. The article includes quotes from Nobel laureates, interviews with wide-eyed adolescents who are brimming with naivete. The Nobel elitists wax eloquent with such trite aphorisms as, "Bush is a man who says he prays a lot, but I think God covers up his ears when Bush prays," Adolfo Perez Esquivel, an Argentine human-rights leader, made that comment. He went on to say that he sent the president a letter in which he told Bush to "stop the craziness which is the war in Iraq."

I think it is crazy not to go after the people who want to cut your throat and chop off your head, n'est pas Adolfo?

The consortium of Nobel laureates is purported to be an attempt at bringing together 3,000 students from 31 countries world wide who will come up with a 10 year plan to tackle 10 challenges facing the world. Desmond Tutu called for people to "go for your dreams and reach for the stars and help God make this a more compassionate, a more caring, a more gentle world." Shouldn't he be addressing a group of Muslim clerics with this message? Where is Desmond Tutu when white settlers in South Africa, Tutu's backyard, are being murdered at about one per day? Where is the outrage? Where is the condemnation? You'll not hear any message of condemnation because Tutu and his ilk are too busy blaming Christians, the US, Israel and Bush for all of the world's ills. South African farmers now suffer the highest murder rate in the world -- 274 per 100,000. In a study commissioned by a leading South African bank, Nedbank, it was revealed that the Black attackers are "'deliberately targeting specific homesteads to kill the [White] Afrikaner victims': robbery was not the prime motivation, in fact in 85% of last year's farm attacks, nothing had been 'robbed.'"

This liberal gabFest (it should have been called LollaPo-Losers) of Nobel laureates and ignorant, naive schoolchildren has as much chance to change the world as you'd have trying to plow a field with a teaspoon. They're calling on countries with deep, longstanding conflicts to just talk about their issues. Don't they understand that, of course, every country attempts to resolve their conflicts amicably. That is why most countries have diplomats and a department of state. Even Bush gave Hussein multiple (12 I think) chances to let UN inspectors inside Iraq. The Iraqi dictator refused to talk to the Americans and continued to forestall the inspectors. People in the media forgot (conveniently) that Saddam Hussein had 18 months from the time that Bush said we were going into Iraq until we invaded, to do whatever he wanted with his WMDs. The fact is that you just cannot talk to some people and you certainly cannot talk your way out of a 300 year conflict. It is just painfully naive to think so.

The Tribune reporter and the interviewees all operate with one clear assumption: All you have to do with an enemy is talk to him. This patently false assumption, and one you adopt at your own risk, is a favorite of the Liberal elite.

This is the point at which you must differentiate between private policy and public policy. Private policy describes the codified system of do's and don'ts to which I, as a person, choose to live my life by. They are my core beliefs and principles. For example I may choose to eat tofu once per day, meditate, read Buddhist scripture, remain celibate, refrain from swearing, think illegal immigration is just fine and dandy, and wear wool sweaters. For me to have the audacity to make my person lifestyle choices mandatory, is akin to totalitarianism. Just because I choose to live my life a certain way doesn't mean that my way is the best.
That is the foundational problem with the Left; what they preach as a manner of living in private is what they think should be mandated throughout the land. They want to impose their beliefs on everyone - including those dual dimwitted notions of blanket equality and political correctness. That's why I echo Mark Levin's sentiments when I say we have to beat back the Left. The libtards are on a quest, a holy crusade. Their plan is not enlightenment, education or liberation; their plan is oppression. Totalitarianism is not their explicitly stated goal but it is implicit and a direct result of their public policies. Withi groups like the ACLU as their muscle, they're determined to convert western civilization into a homogenous state where human rights and jurisprudence are the two pillars of a Brave New World. What they're actually doing is creating a Wasteland

Here is no water but only rock

Rock and no water and the sandy road  

The road winding above among the mountains

Which are mountains of rock without water

If there were water we should stop and drink

Amongst the rock one cannot stop or think

Sweat is dry and feet are in the sand

If there were only water amongst the rock

 Dead mountain mouth of carious teeth that cannot spit

 Here one can neither stand nor lie nor sit

There is not even silence in the mountains

But dry sterile thunder without rain

There is not even solitude in the mountains

But red sullen faces sneer and snarl

From doors of mudcracked houses

~T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland 1922


As the Left doesn't understand, equality doesn't mean that we're all the same. Equality means we are equal under the law. It means we have equal opportunities to enjoy "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." It doesn't mean that if I interview for a job at Motorola, and I don't get hired, that I have a "right" to sue Motorola on some specious whim, in order to force the company to hire me, no matter how unqualified I am. The reason why the law and the legislature cannot be relied upon in these matters is that life is not a lab experiment - there are infinite permutations in every life event. They are not quantifiable. Suppose the interviewer, in my example, didn't like my attitude? Suppose I had an uncomfortable body odor and the interviewer knew that my mere presence in the deparment would be a distraction. Who says they have to hire me - the answer: my lawyer. Or better yet, the ACLU. So here comes Sydney Silverstein, carrying his ACLU clipboard, ready to file a lawsuit on my behalf and claiming that Motorola discriminates against people who smell bad thus establishing that Motorola's corporate environment is autodysomophobic and is creating a hostile work environment. Where are my millions?

Back to the Tribune article for a moment. Another favorite LibTard tool is to claim that human rights trump all other laws, practices and principles. Case in point: Irish LibTard Mairead Corrigan Maguire. Her statement says it all, "We must shout loudly against any national government that puts aside human rights in the name of national security."

She doesn't care if a few thousand of your fellow citizens get murdered, as long as we put aside our pesky national security procedures so that the feelings of some Islamic groups don't get hurt. Afterall we can't offend anyone, right? Thousands have been murdered in the name of Islam but none of these Nobel Laureates can say one negative thing about Islam. The real problem, as these WingNuts see it, is Guantanamo Bay, the "secret" CIA Prisons, FISA violations of surveillance, Israelis invading Lebanon to root out Hezbollah terrorists and, the ultimate cause of all of the worlds' strife and struggle: George Walker Bush.

Another not-so-bright bulb among the Nobel elite was Shirin Ebadi. She is quoted as saying, "I am very sorry about the sad enents of September 11, but I wish that the USA would have built one school in Afghanistan for each of the victims instead of going to war. We would have seen the number of terrorists decrease then in 10 years."

Tunnelvis

Shirin has obviously never built a school while armed Islamic militias were rolling around killing people. It tends to slow down the construction process.

What it comes down to is that the left loves to define everything with platitudes. Empty, vapid words which mean nothing. Go and read this Tribune article and you'll just shake your head in disgust. What drivel.

As Dennis Prager writes, "You have to wonder how anyone can utter, let alone believe, something so demonstrably wrong as "violence doesn't solve anything," or "an eye for an eye leaves everyone blind," or any other pacifist platitudes. These are the moral and intellectual equivalents of "the Earth is flat." In fact, it is easier to show that violence solves many evils than it is to show that the earth is round.

It was violence that destroyed Adolf Hitler and Nazism. Only violence. Not talk. Not negotiations. Not good will."

So what you get on the Left are empty words and totalitarianism. On the Right you get freedom, liberty and clarity.

Dispatcher, thy name is Incompetence

I heard from a friend who works in a Zone 12 district, that the dispatcher who comes on board at 2200hrs each night is a piece of work. She routinely gives erroneous information, mistakenly puts out duplicate jobs, puts people on Domestic disturbances when they're, in fact, going to get gas and has no compunction about giving the guys a paper job (or worse) 15 minutes before they're scheduled to go home. She has given my buddy the following jobs at the listed hours:
* a house fire at 2218
* a domestic with a drunken father who had beaten up his daughter (off the beat) at 2225 which resulted in an arrest
* a car on fire at 2215 (what if there was a dead body in the trunk?)

and a litany of other jobs which she could well have held for the midnight crew to handle.

The troops are getting sick and tired of putting up with her less-than-caring performance, her pissy attitude and her clueless and inattentive work ethic. They, I'm told, have resorted to playing music on the air, saying silly things and making some crass remarks. Granted it is not a professional way to air your grievances but - this is the police department afterall.

SO, WHAT - We can't act alittle goofy once in a while????

Well the reason I'm writing this is because one of the sergeants (who shall remain nameless, to protect the guilty) decided to call the watch into checkoff and, when they were all gathered around, decided to launch into a tirade about how he knows the zone is rife with incompetent people who, instead of working at OEMC, should be somewhere flipping burgers. And he continues by saying, "but when 'you guys (the watch) get on the air with this nonsense' it just makes it that much more difficult to address the issues with the dispatchers. He claims that he'd been calling up there and making complaints about the dispatchers "for some time."

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My question is this : If the sergeants are complaining about the dispatchers' lack of knowledge, skills and ablilities, then what is happening? I can answer that: Nothing.

Obviously their complaining is doing no good - the laziness, the incompetence and the haughty attitude is still working up there sending CPD units to jobs and, sometimes, endangering officers' safety and lives.

I would counsel the officers on that Zone to continue with their on-air taunts. It seems that at least THAT makes the white shirts and the dispatchers perk up and listen.

It'd be nice to hear that a sergeant took the side of the officers and actually did something about it, instead of dumping on the guys and gals who are working for him. I hope a couple of the officers get CI numbers on that dispatcher. She needs to go find other work.

ps. If anyone knows where I can get a Club Gibbons bumper sticker, please leave a comment on this blog.

10 September 2006

Empty Sky

I still have my November 2001 issue of The Sun - a self described magazine of literature that isn't "'literary' or 'political' or 'spiritual' in the usual sense. It begins where those labels end, which is where life gets interesting."

That months issue was devoted heavily to the 9/11 murders. I cancelled my subscription and never bought another issue. It was the first time that the term "moral equivalency" penetrated into my psyche like a slap to the face.

I still count "Manhattan Buddha" as the best poem I ever read that dealt with the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11/01:

Straight-backed, seated on the window ledge,
he looks down at traffic pebbling the street
ninety floors below, the hair at the back of his neck
about to catch, nothing but morning air under

his dangled feet. The flames behind him make
the sound of waves trying to clutch the sand
they just can’t hold, the way they never could.
He sees it all and smiles. There is no

humbug in him, in his oblique worship
of the horizon, the seagulls, the faithful ferries
dragging like dunked flies across the water;
his face alert as if he watched God watching,

he opens his arms and falls -- leaving me here
inside, clinging to myself, the walls on fire.
~Mark Smith-Soto



Almost everyone remembers where they were when the planes hit. It was a defining moment - just like when JFK was killed. I remember listening to the Loop (WLUP) and getting ready for work when the announcer broke in to say that a plane had struck one of the World Trade Centers. I thought that it must have been an accident. The year before, a man in a glider had landed accidently onto the Statue of Liberty. I thought this must be some similar publicity stunt.

Minutes later they announced that another plane had struck the second Tower. I knew it was deliberate.

I ran downstairs and turned on Fox news and there they were; both burning. The replays of the second plane were sickening. The smoke, the fire, the people stranded on the top floors, and frantic calls to 911 for help. The Fire department was trying to get a couple helicopters up to the roofs but they couldn't do it because of the smoke. Then there were the other stories & rumors - reports of planes coming towards the Sears Tower, The White House and the Pentagon. I called in sick that morning.

For all of Bush's slip-ups and failings, the one thing that he's done correctly is to go full force after the terrorists who were involved in this tragedy. You might not agree with 100% of his policies but you can't take away the fact that we haven't been attacked again. That is a significant step. That is why I get so angry with the Unhinged Leftists like Durbin, Pelosi, Schumer and Kennedy. They want to bestow Civil Rights and Constitutional privileges on these unlawful enemy combatants - effectively protecting the terrorists and opening up the shades on our covert counter-terrorism methods.

That is a big disconnect.

I hope you do some small thing to honor the memory of those that died on 09.11.01 - I'm dedicating this to the 3,056 people who lost their life on 911. It is for the 343 Bravest from The New York City Fire Department and the 60 Finest from The Port Authority and The New York City Police Forces, who lost their life, in the hope of saving the life of others.

Remember, it is a Fireman's job to run into a burning building. Those police officers down there didn't have to enter those burning towers, but they did.

At 8:47 EST, say a prayer.

08 September 2006

Muslims Kidnap and Behead Editor

The BBC reports that the beheaded body of a Sudanese newspaper editor has been found on the outskirts of the capital, Khartoum.

Mohammed Taha, the editor of the newspaper al-Wifaq, was taken from his home on Tuesday night by an unknown group of armed men. Last year, he was put on trial for blasphemy after his pro-government paper reprinted an article questioning the parentage of the prophet Muhammad. The charges were later dropped but if convicted of blasphemy under Sharia law, he could have been put to death.


Thank your lucky stars, like I do, every day that we live in a country where you can discuss ANYTHING and not have your head chopped off.

The Religion of Peace strikes again.

How many Mohammed Tahas or Theo Van Goghs or Solomon Rushdies have to be murdered or threatened before the world wakes up and does something about it.

Britain has been appeasing and placating these Muslims for 30 years now and look what it has gotten them - a burgeoning influx of people who don't want to learn the language, don't want to assimilate and just add more cost to the government payrolls.

It just puts it into perspective. When people like McCain and Pelosi charge Bush with accusations of torture and war crimes, just look at what's really happening around the world and the phony posturings of these LibTards is not only unfounded, but insulting to those who have to endure totalitarian and dictatatorial regimes.

06 September 2006

3 Cheers for Assassination!

In the 28Aug06 issue of National Review, Michael Rubin, in his essay An Arrow in Our Quiver, makes the case that the US should consider using assassinations as a tool in our on-going campaign against Islamic Jihadists.

Just think about it. If British Forces had succeeded in killing Hitler, and not just Reinhard Heydrich, during WWII, millions of people would have been saved. During the war, Britain trained assassins to do covert operations. Link here. Two Czechs, trained by the Brits, succeeded in killing Heydrich - Hitler's right hand man and the creator of the concentration camps.

As Rubin points out, the world "community" (ie. The Libtard Simpletons) is becoming less and less tolerant of civilian casualties during major operations. The Lebanese Prime Minister decried Israel as a "savage war machine" because its Lebanese operation against Hezbollah resulted in about 1,000 casualties.

Of course, the Liberal, clueless handwringers on the collective Left condemn counterterrorism actions but turnaround and give terrorists more freedoms. Look at how the LibTards are whining about surveillance and the FISA restrictions. They want Bush to go to court to get a warrant everytime that our computers track a phone conversation. With hundreds of thousands of calls, it'd be virtually impossible. Leave it to the DefeatOcrats to make more red tape and beaurocratic bedlam, even in the midst of a war. As another case in point, in 2002 the United Nations Human Rights Commission passed a resolution endorsing "All available means, including armed struggle" to establish a Palestinian state. They are, in effect, condoning terrorism.

Even though we've seen Islamic fighters using hit and run, guerilla tactics; not wearing a uniform, employing IEDs, blending in with and employing "human shields" (ie. women and children), Rubin correctly points out that the mantra among foreign-policy elites of fighting terrorists just creates more terrorists, is just plain wrong.

Killing terrorists and their leaders severely disrupts their organizations. When a operational commander gets taken out, his subordinates look at their former leader's smoking shoes and are forced to face the fact that their decision to continue fighting may result in their untimely death.

In Israel, the targeting of terrorist operatives and ideologues did stop the violence. It was PM Ariel Sharon's decision to pull out from the Gaza strip that caused the reemergence of intifadah .... the Palestinians recognized that they could get a bigger bag of goodies through violence than through peaceful diplomacy.
Any individual, be he a guerrilla or a state official, who is involved in planning terrorist attacks is a combatant and, according to international law, a legitimate target.

Regular readers know my attitudes towards political correctness. It is a scourge of totalitarianism that has no place in our culture. Part of the PC crowd's latest harangues is how the law gets injected into our counterterrorist operations. First it shouldn't be applicable. The terrorists are 'unlawful military combatants' and do not have protections under Article 3 of the Geneva Convention. But we saw the ACLU blow a breach into that with the court case of Ramsey Usef.

When Usef went to trial for the 1993 bombing of the WTC, his defense team, through Discovery, found out that part of the way that the Feds knew Usef was involved was by cellphone call tracking. When Bin Laden read that in the newspaper, he quit using his cellphone. That was one more tool we had at our disposal that the Law Profession has taken away from us.
Some commentators resort to the argument that assassination would lower Washington to the standards of a rogue regime, but such moral equivalency falls flat. The aim, after all, of any Washington-sanctioned assassination would be not to terrorize, but to obviate the need for a more destructive military campaign against an adversary. By giving the president an additional policy tool he might use before inaugurating a military campaign, assassination might even prevent war.

The fact is that many of these Islamic Jihadis need to be dealt with militarily - through tribunals and secret prisons. Giving them constitutional rights and due process is a joke. Nowhere else in the world do rogue states and dictators give enemy combatants due process. The only thing you'd get if caught on Syrian soil with a pistol in your pocket and a Christian bible in your backpack would be a quick trip to the nearest open field and a bullet in the back of your head. That's the price we are paying for having a free and open society. But I think that real damage is not that we live in a free country but that we have quisling, cowardly leadership. People like Dick Durbin, Murtha and John McCain are doing everything in their power to give aid and comfort to the enemy while demonizing our own troops and this administration. It is all a power play. They have no shame and will do whatever they can, including giving suckle to the murderous Islamic terrorists, in order to get into a position of power.

So bring back assassination. JFK couldn't kill Castro, though he pushed his mafioso colleagues and CIA operatives, to do it. That was because JFK was an incompetent boob who had his mind elsewhere most of the time. It is hard to make policy decisions clearly when a 19 year old White House page is astride your loins. But it looks like it may be time to bring it home. But good luck doing it. I don't see many legislators with the backbone or the brains to pull it off.

04 September 2006

A Good Laugh

Steve Erwin, the intrepid Crocodile Hunter, died yesterday from injuries sustained while deep sea diving. He apparently was stung by a Stingray.

All I can say is ... ha...ha....ha....ha....ha....ha !!!!

That guy dodged death more times than an Iraqi fighter jet. It was simply a matter of time.



To go out like you lived is a triumph - sometimes though, it's just stupid.

03 September 2006

Throwaway Workers

After reading the cover story in today's Sunday Chicago Tribune, I'm ready to cancel my subscription. The story (above the fold, no less!) is an expose on illegals who get hurt on the job.

The piece, entitled "Throwaway Workers," focuses on the lives of illegal workers who have been injured or killed on the job and how they are now victimized by a system that "keeps them in the shadows" and doesn't help them get the money, benefits and compensation that they, somehow, seem to deserve.

But beyond that debate lies an undeniable fact: They [illegals] face disproportionate dangers on the job.

For most Americans, the workplace is a much safer place than a decade ago. This is not the case for many Latinos, who remain trapped in an earlier, more brutal era of industrialization. They lead throwaway lives and their plight is nearly invisible because so many live in the shadows.

Over the last decade Latino workers' fatality rates have soared, outstripping their share of the workforce. With more Latinos on the job, many suffer a hefty dose of injuries from some of the most dangerous jobs, according to government statistics and interviews with union, workplace safety and public health experts, as well as workers.

They are vulnerable because many are immigrants who are illiterate in English, have little understanding of American culture and are grateful for any job, no matter how dangerous. And because many are undocumented immigrants, afraid of being deported, they often don't ask questions and don't challenge the boss.



Stephen Franklin and Darnell Little, authors of this story, have mined a rich vein of public guilt and liberal hypocrisy in order to sell more copies of their rag. Tapping into the most vulgar lies and distortions about illegals, it is a fluff piece designed for the liberal BMW/Starbucks set who live on the Gold Coast.

No one with direct, first-hand experience in dealing with non-english speaking illegals Mexican immigrants can take this story seriously.

First, the authors paint a picture of illegal immigrants as fearful victims who, one imagines, scurry around just going from their job to home - ducking quickly into their homes each night and pray to the virgin for having evaded La Migra (The INS) one more day.

What poppycock!
illegal glare

The truth is that these people have a massive political and legal phalanx working on their behalf. Here is the short list of national organizations determined to fight for illegal immigrants' rights while undermining your own:

American Civil Liberties Union, American Friends Service Committee, American Immigration Lawyer's Association, Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Church World Service Immigrant and Refugee Program, Equal Rights Advocates, Forced Migration Project of the Open Forum, International Center for Migration, Ethnicity and Citizenship,International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, ILW, LatinoLink, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Micasa-Sucasa, National Clearinghouse on Agricultural Guestworker Issues, National Council of La Raza, National Immigration Forum, National Immigration Law Center, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers' Guild, The Urban Institute and many others are hard at work representing immigrant groups.

They have succeeded in one very major area in regards to immigration : the push to show that the US Constitution protects illegal immigrants. The current liberal drivel in the news media is that illegal immigrants have rights - not just constitutional rights but human rights. They have succeeded in convincing the average American citizen that they are doing jobs that "Americans won't otherwise do" - dirty, terrible jobs like painting, drywalling, plumbing, electrical, masonry, and construction. Terrible and dirty jobs that pay $20 to $40 per hour. And even better, since they're illegal, they have false social security numbers so that they can earn the money then don't have to pay Federal taxes - some other schmuck does! It is beautiful! In effect they earn 15-20% MORE since they don't pay taxes on the money they earn.

Since 1990, the State of Tennessee alone has seen their immigrant population skyrocket 278%. This is due, partly, to a 2001 law which granted drivers licenses to illegals. Let's hope they know enough English to read a street sign.

So the liberal media and their lapdogs have done you and all of us a great disservice - they've made up excuses for illegal immigrants. The excuses, the Lies are legion: they are poor, they are uneducated, they do the jobs we won't do (ie. they have to come here because we have to have them), they work hard, they share our values, they just want to feed their families, they should be given drivers licenses, they just want an opportunity ... blah...blah...blah..

What pabulum!

They are here to make money. Period.

For the first quarter of 2006, Mexicans in the US sent $4 billion US dollars to the Central Bank in Mexico. Illegals are buying homes, cars, sending their children to public schools, teaching them Mexican history, the Spanish language and having babies. Although not all, it seems that most don't want to assimilate - they want to maintain a secluded and insular enclave of Mexican culture. They make their money, send it home, buy ranchos in Mexico and plan on going back - as soon as they have enough money in the bank. And there are significant costs to illegal immigration. The Center for Immigration Studies says that The National Research Council has estimated that the net fiscal cost of immigration ranges from $11 billion to $22 billion per year. The net deficit is caused by a low level of tax payments by immigrants, because they are disproportionately low-skilled and thus earn low wages, and a higher rate of consumption of government services, both because of their relative poverty and their higher fertility.

How many of these immigrants celebrate US history? How many immigrant homes proudly display the flag?

Sadly, very few. You can see where their priorities are on September 15th and May 5th. They drive around honking their horns, flying the Mexican flag and clogging traffic. Where are they on July 4th? They're sitting behind the 8 foot steel fences which encircle their homes, drinking Corona beer and cooking arrachera on the grill. Drive down a predominantly hispanic neighborhood and instead of a beautiful tree-lined street, all you'll see are fences in front of every house. You'll also a large amount of trash strewn on people's lawns.

This cover story in the Tribune is an outrage because, although I'm sure the people they interviewed were genuinely hurt while working, they shouldn't be here in the first place! How come that little tidbit gets overlooked?!?!!?!? The paleolithic press overlooks much when it comes to illegal immigration. If you don't support illegal immigration, the MSM has some wonderfully descriptive adjectives for someone like you: nativist, racist, bigot, conservative, Klansman, neanderthal and protectionist.

If you're a civilian, I suggest you take a couple hours out during a weekday and drive down to 26th and California. Go to room 110, felony traffic court, and take a look at who are filling up the rogues' gallery day after day -- illegal immigrants. That is just the tip of the iceberg.

What we're seeing is a national wave of Stockholm Syndrome. We've been kidnapped by the illegal immigration lobby and have fallen for the mantras that they spew. We are now openly sympathizing with them and have bent over backwards to accomodate their agendas. The 3 headed hydra of multiculturalism, diversity and political correctness have been hard at work for the last 40 years, instilling guilt and etching away at the foundations of our culture. In Melanie Philips' ground breaking book Londonistan she writes provocatively of how England has been "sleepwalking" through their immigration issues, pandering to Muslim special interest groups, kowtowing to Political Correctness, dismantling the police departments and generally, aggressively appeasing the immigrants to her shores.

The result? A country that is losing its identity, culture and boundaries. A country that is seeing its crime rates climb. A country that is paying more and more benefits and entitlements (welfare) to the very immigrants who bomb and murder in the name of Islam. The creeps on the liberal left started with Christianity. Ms. Phillips writes:

At the heart of this unpicking of national identity lies a repudiation of Christianity, the founding faith of the nation and the fundamental source of its values, including its sturdy individualism and profound love of liberty.

The majority of Britons still profess to be Christian. Protestantism is the established faith through the Church of England, British institutions are suffused with it and British public life is punctuated and defined by Christian language, symbols and traditions.



What has that appeasement attitude produced? Just more illegal immigration from Mexico.

I wish we could "throwaway" more of these workers -- back into their corrupt, crime ridden wasteland of socialist malaise known as Mexico!