Monday, August 31, 2009

Argentines Still Whining about Falkland Islands

If you're an old geezer like me, you will recall the Falklands war, in which the Argentine dictatorship invaded the Falkland Islands and claimed them as their own, based upon some nebulous claim that dates back to the early nineteenth century. The fact that the people who live on the islands wanted to stick with Great Britain did not enter into consideration.

The British navy went down there and tossed out the Argentines. Many of us who followed the war were quite impressed with their bravery. Especially since chopper pilot Prince Andrew, son of the queen, also put himself in harm's way.

Now the Argentines are still whining about their failure to seize the Falkands, 27 years after it happened.

At the opening of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) summit in Argentina, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner recalled that Great Britain has a military base “unilaterally” established in the disputed Malvinas/Falkland Islands, which means Argentina “is not absent from the essence” of the debate on the Colombia/US military agreement.

Historically Unasur presidents have expressed their support to the Argentine claim over the Malvinas/Falklands islands and normally have added to the official declarations of the group a few lines calling on the United Kingdom to cease “the illegal occupation of the South Atlantic islands”.

Their defeat at the Falklands was one of the best things that ever happened to Argentina. Shortly after that the military dictatorship was deposed and Raul Alfonsin became their first democratically elected president.

There are only about 3,000 people who live on the islands. Almost every one of them want to remain under British rule. That is what gives the British government their rightful claim to the islands.

Likewise, the majority of people who live in Northern Ireland wish to remain in the UK. Therefore, they are rightfully under British rule. Just because they occupy the same island as the Republic of Ireland means nothing. The island of Borneo has three different countries on it: Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. Likewise the islands of Hispaniola and New Guinea have two countries each.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Two Days Until Dove Season!

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Top 20

Beginning a series of posts on the twenty most beautiful women in the world. This is my personal subjective ranking, based upon which ladies pull my chain the hardest. Most of the women in this list are still alive and in their youthful beauty. Three of them are no longer with us and a few more are no longer young. I am basing the ranking on how each of them looked at their peak beauty.

I will list each woman in a separate post, beginning with #20 and working my way up to #1. (I think my readers can guess who will be #1).

#20 is Zooey Deschanel. A fair-skinned, dark-haired beauty.
Teddy the Traitor

Apparently this information from the Soviet-era KGB was released back in 1991, but our media did not see fit to report on it. You can easily see why:

Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy.
"On 9-10 May of this year," the May 14 memorandum explained, "Sen. Edward Kennedy's close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow." (Tunney was Kennedy's law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) "The senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Y. Andropov."

Kennedy's message was simple. He proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election. "The only real potential threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations," the memorandum stated. "These issues, according to the senator, will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign."
Kennedy made Andropov a couple of specific offers.
First he offered to visit Moscow. "The main purpose of the meeting, according to the senator, would be to arm Soviet officials with explanations regarding problems of nuclear disarmament so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA." Kennedy would help the Soviets deal with Reagan by telling them how to brush up their propaganda.

If true, this is nothing short of treason. Now read about our beloved media's proposed role:

Then he offered to make it possible for Andropov to sit down for a few interviews on American television. "A direct appeal ... to the American people will, without a doubt, attract a great deal of attention and interest in the country. ... If the proposal is recognized as worthy, then Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y.V. Andropov for an invitation to Moscow for the interviews. ... The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side."

Kennedy would make certain the networks gave Andropov air time--and that they rigged the arrangement to look like honest journalism.

No surprise here. Our media are constantly trying to make their leftist propaganda look like honest journalism.

Melissa Lafsky: Socialist Moonbat of the Week

We're spending a good part of this week hearing the left preach to us about how great Teddy Kennedy was. This essay by Melissa Lafsky takes the cake (italics mine):

Mary Jo wasn't a right-wing talking point or a negative campaign slogan. She was a dedicated civil rights activist and political talent with a bright future -- granted, whenever someone dies young, people sermonize about how he had a "bright future" ahead of him -- but she actually did. She wasn't afraid to defy convention (28 and unmarried, oh the horror!) or create her own career path based on her talents. She lived in Georgetown (where I grew up) and loved the Red Sox (we'll forgive her for that). Then she got in a car driven by a 36-year-old senator with an alcohol problem and a cauldron full of demons, and wound up a controversial footnote in a dynasty.

We don't know how much Kennedy was affected by her death, or what she'd have thought about arguably being a catalyst for the most successful Senate career in history. What we don't know, as always, could fill a Metrodome.

Still, ignorance doesn't preclude a right to wonder. So it doesn't automatically make someone (aka, me) a Limbaugh-loving, aerial-wolf-hunting NRA troll for asking what Mary Jo Kopechne would have had to say about Ted's death, and what she'd have thought of the life and career that are being (rightfully) heralded.

Who knows -- maybe she'd feel it was worth it.

Melissa, this is why my blog Provocateur exists. This is why I have no respect for you and your fellow losers on the left. This is why the majority of the people in the USA do not trust the federal government when they claim that nationalized health care will be an improvement.

This is why you and people like you are nothing but pure scum. For example, when Walter Duranty said "What are a few million dead Russians in a situation like this? Quite unimportant." For another example, all the people on the left who have praised the Argentine mass murderer Che Guevara and worn his likeness on everything from t-shirts to sneakers, while looking the other way at what that dirtbag did at La CabaƱa.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Kennedy's Legacy In Ireland

During the eight years of the Bush administration, we heard Democrats and their acolytes in the media exclaim at least 20 billion times about how Bush's foreign policy was making enemies and harming the USA's image abroad.

So let's take a look at how the late Teddy Kennedy, darling of the left, was perceived by unionists in Northern Ireland. From Ruth Dudley Edwards:

Kennedy was a formidable and Machiavellian political operator in the U.S., but he was no friend of Britain. In fact, he was one of our most committed and unrelenting enemies on Capitol Hill.
In his anti-British sentiments, he took after his father, Joseph P. Kennedy, who was unable to hide his bigoted views during a shameful spell as U.S. ambassador to Great Britain.
Ted did his father proud. As a politician dependent on Irish-American votes, this master of empty rhetoric had no scruples about spreading the bitter message of Irish republicanism, especially if there was an election at stake.

Indeed, his pro-republican record was unblemished, though he was never in favour of violence. When Northern Ireland descended into violence, it was Kennedy who, in 1971, gave aid and comfort to the IRA by comparing British attempts to prevent civil war with the U.S. invasion of Vietnam.
He, like the IRA, supported the republican Troops Out movement, and demanded that Ulster Protestants opposed to a united Ireland should 'go back to Britain'.
He also blamed the 1981 hunger strikes on the 'insensitivity' of the Thatcher government rather than cynical republican leaders sacrificing prisoners for electoral advantage.

From Alex Kane:

What will history make of Edward, particularly his views on Ireland? Well, he was very much opposed to the existence of Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom and endorsed, on many occasions, the Troops Out Movement. He was a hugely influential voice in Irish-American circles for decades and often spoke of "British violence and oppression in that part of Ireland they still occupy". It's hard not to believe that he was unaware that money raised at Irish-American events he spoke at was finding its way into Sinn Fein coffers and possibly to the IRA itself. And he was instrumental in securing a visa for Gerry Adams to travel to the United States.

Yet after a lifetime of promoting Irish unity and British withdrawal he ended up supporting the Belfast Agreement; an agreement that recognized the legitimacy of Northern Ireland, the constitutional rights of unionists, the ending of the Republic's constitutional claim and the requirement that the IRA decommission and stand down.

Yes, he played a part in the peace process, but he only played that part because he had made himself such a key player in the Irish-American support network that had politically and financially bankrolled an armed and ruthless terrorist organization in part of the United Kingdom.

For me, his very belated conversion to democratic reality doesn't counterbalance the decades of private and public support for organisations that both practiced and justified terrorism in another country. He represented the very worst type of political interference: the outsider perched on a self-made moral high-ground who didn't have to face the brutal consequences of his trans-Atlantic cheer-leading.

And in an email from Alice, an Irish unionist from Belfast:

I would dance on his grave

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Martha's Vinyard Smitten by 0bama!

From the Cape Cod Times, we read how the denizen's of Martha's Vineyard, playground for the Beautiful People, were enthralled by 0bama in 2004:

EDGARTOWN — In a hot and crowded church hall in August 2004 — one month after he first introduced himself to the country — Barack Obama captured the heart of Martha's Vineyard.
Many in the audience hadn't learned yet how to pronounce his name when Obama, then a state senator from Illinois, addressed the crowd of hundreds gathered for a panel discussion on race at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown.

But, fresh off his momentous address to the Democratic National Convention in Boston, which first propelled Obama to the national spotlight, they knew enough to honor his words and foresee his rise to stardom, said Charles Ogletree, a longtime friend and mentor to Obama and host of the panel discussion.
"From his first word, people were just riveted," Ogletree, a Harvard Law professor and civil rights attorney, recalled yesterday from his Vineyard Haven home. "They erupted. ... They were saying 'What an amazing man this is. Someday he'll be president.'
"Little did they know."

I am clearly not sufficiently intelligent and nuanced to be one of the Beautiful People. I was never riveted by their god's smug condescension and outdated socialist ideology.

But yes, 0bama is certainly amazing. He may be the most successful con man in the history of the USA.

The Branch Carbonians

A hilarious new name for the global warming moonbat cult.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Essence of the Left

Instapunk has another interesting analysis of the left and the idiots who vote for them, i.e. those who won't benefit from government control of their lives:

Your side is dedicated to only one constituency: power. If you don't understand that, you're outside the circle. Any good they do you is the sheerest accident, an unintended consequence of a strategy whose prime purpose is to maintain your pitiful dependence on their breathtakingly humongous lies.

But the good news is, the American people are catching on. It began with the rejection of the ridiculous proposals to give amnesty to illegal aliens two years ago. People are realizing that most of the Democrats, and many of the Republicans, are up to no good.

Russell Mokhiber: Socialist Moonbat of the Week

Russell Mokhiber, founder of the lobbying group 'Single Payer Action', who advocate a total federal takeover of the health care system, appeared on Greta van Susteren last night to discuss his group's boycott of Whole Foods Market:

MOKHIBER: I think it makes him [John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market] a bad guy because 60 Americans are dying every day from lack of health insurance, and the only way to fix it, according to Marcia Angell, former editor of "The New England Journal of Medicine," is single-payer, which means everybody in, nobody out. It's the only way that controls costs and covers everyone.

So if you come out against that and...

VAN SUSTEREN: You think he's a bad guy.

So do tell Russell, where do you come up with the sixty deaths per day? And who are the 60 who kicked the bucket yesterday?

MOKHIBER: Yes, I do -- and 60 Americans are dying every day because of lack of health insurance -- when you cross the border into Canada and that number is zero -- and we know what works and we could do it tomorrow, then, yes. I think if he's advocating for that, his customers should know it. And we're going to go picket Whole Foods stores tomorrow and tell the customers, You're spending money to pay this guy's salary and this guy's advocating against the only option that's going to fix the system.

So how come so many Canadians find it necessary to come to the USA to get the health care they need?

By the way, Russell, Mackey only takes a salary of $1 per year.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Good Shot!

A Scottish sniper recently shot one of the top Taliban, from one mile away:

A SCOTTISH soldier has been praised for making the longest recorded kill in Afghanistan after shooting a top Taliban fighter from almost a mile away.
Corporal Christopher Reynolds took out the Afghan drug lord during some of the hardest fighting of the war so far.
The 25-year-old, of 3 Scots, The Black Watch, kept watch on a shop rooftop for three days to eliminate the target.
But he admitted the top-level Taliban fighter – known as Musa – was so far away it took him a couple of attempts to get the aim right.
Initially Musa, who was with four men, did not even realise he was being shot at.
But Cpl Reynolds, of Dalgety Bay, in Fife, together with his spotter Lance Corporal David Hatton, worked out different factors such as wind speed and the trajectory of the bullet to hit the target. Musa, who was more than 1,500 metres away, was taken out with a single shot to the chest.
Cpl Reynolds, who has killed 32 Taliban fighters, said: “I was quite proud of that shot. It is the longest recorded kill in Afghanistan. I am going to use that fact as a chat-up line in the pub when I get back home.”

"We Are a Dying Breed"

Not only are general practitioners a dying breed, but the woman who claims to be one in the video, Roxana Mayer, is NOT one. See Patterico for details. What she is, however, is a plant for the Democrats. She and the two women sitting next to her all worked on the 0bama campaign.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dear Leader Orders Americans to 'Lower Our Voices'

His Royal Highness Barack of 0bama has commanded His subjects to lower our voices on the health care debate:

BIG SKY, Mont. — President Obama, on a four-state Western swing to promote his health care overhaul and visit national parks, asked Americans on Saturday to “lower our voices” in the debate, and accused the news media of paying too much attention to raucous protests at town-hall-style meetings held by legislators.

The problem is this, Your Holiness. I don't want what You want. I don't like You. I don't trust You. I don't care for anything you have done so far as president.

Therefore, I will RAISE MY VOICE, not lower it.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Silver Lining

There is one positive thing coming out of the Democrats' attempt to nationalize the health care system. This will give us all a very strong incentive to stay healthy.

Don't smoke. Drink in moderation. Don't take street drugs nor abuse prescription drugs. Exercise regularly and keep your weight withing reasonable guidelines.

You don't want to be in a position where your fate is decided by an 0bama Death Panel.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

UN Secretary General: Only Four Months to Doomsday!

I just read the ominous news at SDA. According to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, we only have four months to save the earth from destruction!

We have just four months. Four months to secure the future of our planet.

I have a Ban Ki Moon Doomsday clock on the right side of this blogue. Scroll down a bit to see it. It will serve as a constant reminder that we must act now before its too late!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sophie has been worrying about global warming and the lack of a national socialist health care system in the USA.
0bama's Town Hall Farce

I am watching His Immaculate Oneness do a 'town hall' meeting in New Hampshire. He's not taking any question from any people who oppose his stupid ideas. The first question he took was from a Democrat State legislator! The man talked about how great Medicare is, and asked 0bama "Isn't it time we ignored the Republicans and went ahead and passed health care reform?"

Monday, August 10, 2009

Leftist Political Bias at the New York Times

This is hardly a surprise. The New York Times fired Ben Stein as a columnist for trying to write a column critical of their god 0bama:

But the two main things, as I see them, were that I started criticizing Mr. Obama quite sharply over his policies and practices. I had tried to do this before over the firing of Rick Wagoner from the Chairmanship of GM. My column had questioned whether there was a legal basis for the firing by the government, what law allowed or authorized the federal government to fire the head of what was then a private company, and just where the Obama administration thought their limits were, if anywhere. This column was flat out nixed by my editors at the Times because in their opinion Mr. Obama inherently had such powers.

If I had to name just one characteristic to describe the left, it would be this: People who CANNOT STAND to hear opinions that disagree with their own.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Kerouac on Beatitude

And for just a moment I had reached the point of ecstasy that I had always wanted to reach, which was the complete step across chronological time into timeless shadows, and wonderment in the bleakness of the mortal realm, and the sensation of death kicking at my heels to move on, with a phantom dogging its own heels, and myself hurrying to a plank where all the angels dove off and flew into the holy void of uncreated emptiness, the potent and inconceivable radiances shining in bright Mind Essence, innumerable lotuslands falling open in the magic mothswarm of heaven.

On the Road, p.143.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Friday, August 07, 2009

Thursday, August 06, 2009

The Washington Post: Race-Baiting's Ugly Face

Now I understand one of the main reasons why the left were so ecstatic over 0bama's victory last November. I can recall when Carter won in 1976 and Clinton won in 1992, and though they were certainly happy on those occasions, there was nothing like the sheer ecstasy exhibited in November, 2008.

Why were they so happy to see 0bama's victory? The left have long used race-baiting as a political weapon. But now that a half-black man is in the white house, they feel they have carte blanche to use race-baiting as a counterattack against anyone who opposes their policies.

The recent posters showing 0bama made up as the Joker from the Batman movie are a hilarious reminder of the destruction that can be wrought on a country's economy and political freedom by socialist policies. Predictably, several members of the left are calling them racist. One example comes from Philip Kennicott at the Washington Post:

So why the anonymity? Perhaps because the poster is ultimately a racially charged image. By using the "urban" makeup of the Heath Ledger Joker, instead of the urbane makeup of the Jack Nicholson character, the poster connects Obama to something many of his detractors fear but can't openly discuss. He is black and he is identified with the inner city, a source of political instability in the 1960s and '70s, and a lingering bogeyman in political consciousness despite falling crime rates.

Hmmmmmm.... the late Heath Ledger was not black. Nor was the Joker character he played in the movie. The Joker character that Nicholson played in 1989 was no less urban than the character Ledger played. So where does Philip get this connection between the 0bama Joker poster and the race of 0bama's father?

The answer is simple: There is no connection. Leftists such as Philip Kennicott and Janeane Garafalo can't stand it when someone disagrees with their ideas. And since socialist policies have been a dismal failure everywhere they have been tried, Kennicott cannot effectly argue in favor of them. He must instead resort to a very immature, underhanded, red herring by making false accusations of racism. We can expect these ludicrous attacks to rise to a fever pitch as most Americans reject 0bama's stupid policies.

Sotomayor to be Confirmed to SCOTUS Today

Barring a last-minute change of heart of several Democrat and Republican senators, Sonia Sotomayor will be confirmed to the Supreme Court today.

This is a perfect example of how far out of touch the congress are with the voters. Sotomayor has openly expressed her racist contempt of whites. She has backed this up with her decision in the Ricci case, claiming that it is perfectly legal for a municipal government to discriminate against white firemen.

That the president and senators would put such a person with such beliefs on the Supreme Court is an act of sheer malevolence towards the people they were elected to represent.

Got some more Sophie pics. Vive la France!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Archie Bunker on Gun Homicides

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Leftists Still Worshipping Bill Clinton

We've been hearing so many lefties drool over 0bama lately that it has almost been forgotten how they worshipped at the altar of Bill Clinton. Not to worry. Howard LaFranchi at the Christian Science Monitor writes of how Clinton's 'Rock Star Status' delivers in North Korea.

So Howard, do you know what was said between Clinton and Kim Jong Il? Did Bill just charm him into releasing those two women? Or did he give that delightful despot something in return?

Monday, August 03, 2009

As If

A recent study at Canterbury Christ Church University concluded dogs are smarter than cats.

They had no need to bother with a study. My Springer Spaniels: Rocky and Daphne, could have told them this.