Somebody didn’t get the memo…

February 24, 2011

Wasn’t there some memo circulated around the DNC about toning down the violent rhetoric after the Gabrielle Giffords shooting?

I’m betting that Capuano is now wishing his life had a Rewind/Delete switch:

At the very least, he needs a Mute button.


Was WikiLeaks a False Flag operation?

January 2, 2011

It’s possible. The idea has occurred to me in the past; to date, nothing that WikiLeaks has published is truly damaging ( I speak in terms of national security; the damage to personal reputations is something different ). Hell, from a certain perspective, the US State Department comes of looking like it’s actually doing its job. Seriously– who doesn’t think that the Saudis “will fight to the last American”?

But, why then the persecution of Julian Assange– or, rather, why such an obviously contrived persecution of Julian Assange? Any half-way decent espionage agency could have “retired” Assange with little fuss or muss. Why then the high-profile, low-plausibility rape charge? I suspect that there has either been 1) a serious experience-drain amongst our intelligence agencies, or (something I suspect may be closer to the truth) 2) this is a part of a proxy-war between one or more of our intelligence agencies against the Obama Administration.

Stop for a second and let that sink in: one of the alphabet soup companies has decided to take the President down a peg. If that doesn’t worry you, then you’re taking anti-anxiety drugs the likes of which my doctor won’t prescribe me.

FB has left the building.

December 24, 2010

Ferdinand Bardamu, host of In Mala Fide, has announced that he has left the building.

I envy the bastard– he got out before I did. It’ll take me another 6 months before I can start shopping my resume around for new jobs, and even then, I’m limited by my medical needs (my cancer came back in September–chemo sucks). Still, even if I’m forced to remain close to where I am, anything away from where I am now will be an improvement.

I drink to FB’s success tonight– he deserves his props.

I’ve been much remiss in this…

December 11, 2010

This is Ferdinand Bardamu’s post on Anna Ardin & Sofia Wilens, the two feminists who brought “rape” charges against Julian Assange in retaliation for WikiLeaks’ release of US State department cables.

My personal opinion of Assange notwithstanding, I view the release of the US State Department cables as a good thing overall; if nothing else, it will convince the powers that be to stop waltzing around with their bare asses swinging in the wind. More importantly, it weakens the establishment– and the establishment has been anything but a friend to the people of the United States.

Edit: The Unfrozen Caveman links to an article on Wikileaks by Fred Reed, which sums up the situation nice and neat:

    Two ways exist of looking at Wikileaks, the site that publicizes secret military documents and videos. The first is held self-interestedly by the Pentagon and by Fox News, the voice of an angry lower-middle class without too much education. These believe that Wikileakers are traitors, haters of America, who give aid and comfort to the enemy and endanger the lives of Our Boys.

    Implicit in the Foxian view is a vague idea that the leaks give away important—well, stuff. You know, maybe frequencies of something or other, or locations of ambushes or, well, things. Important things. The Taliban will use this information to kill American soldiers. The notion is vague, as are those who hold it, but emotionally potent.

    The other view, held usually by people who have some experience of Washington, is that the Pentagon is worried not about the divulging of tactical secrets, but about public relations. Wikileaks doesn’t endanger soldiers, insists this way of looking at things, but the war itself, and all the juiceful contracts and promotions and so on entailed by wars.

    Which is obvious if you look at what the military (the president, remember, is commander-in-chief) actually does. Remember the military’s frantic efforts to suppress the photos of torture at Abu Ghraib, photos of prisoners lying in pools of blood while grinning girl soldiers play with them? These had zero tactical importance. They did however threaten to arouse the Pentagon’s worst enemy.

    The American public. (Emphasis Mine.)

And that’s it in a fucking nutshell: Wikileaks threatens to wake the American Public the fuck up. There’s a generational conflict brewing right now between those who maintain the status quo (those who rule ) and those who would change the country ( those who foot the bill ). Wikileaks gives that conflict a huge push.

It’s all about the numbers.

November 16, 2010

(With a tip o’ the hat to the blog)

When one stares into the Abyss, the Abyss stares into you…

November 4, 2010

By now, Tim White’s democidal rant has gotten around enough blogs that anyone reading my tiny slice of the Internet won’t be all that shocked by it.

Some thoughts:

    A dog always returns to its vomit:

Tim’s “plan” is essentially the same espoused by Charles Manson and The Family– wait for whites to be wiped out by an impending race war, then emerging to lead the poor, incompetent “darkies” to an earthly Utopia. It was a stupid plan then, and it’s a ridiculously stupid idea today. Yet it’s exactly the core belief of Progressiveness/Leftism/Liberalism towards non-whites: they can’t possibly do for themselves, so they need the Enlightened to save them.

    This is the reaction of a spoiled child:

The only difference between the tone of Tim’s rant and that of my brother’s in-law 2-year old niece is that Tim actually has a following, and the niece gets a regular swat on the ass when she goes off her handle.

    Progressives/Leftists/Liberals etc. are patronizing a**holes:

Seriously–didn’t everyone, upon reading this drivel, hear a snarky voice in the back their head quip: “Whattaya mean we, paleface?” What in the world makes Timmy Tantrum think that Blacks and Browns need him? Nobody respects a brown-noser, and everybody hates a patronizing suck-up.

    The Republican Party is the de facto White Party:

Whites voted Republican 60% of the time in the 2010 elections, an increase of 14% from 2008. It would appear that Kathie Shaidle and Steve Sailer are right– the Republicans do not need minorities to win.* What the Republican Leadership learns from that remains to be seen. The Republicans will never be able to buy the votes of other ethnic groups the way the Democrats have, and they look like suck-ups when they try to do so; the 2010 elections show that the Party needs to start acting to the benefit of their base–Whites–if they intend to remain in power. This is the Stupid Party we are talking about, so chances are that they simply won’t learn the lesson, and loose in 2012.

* Yes, I noticed that Asians increased their votes for Repubs 18% since 2008, but they still voted Republican only 40% of the time in 2010–20% less than Whites. That means Asians went 60% Democrat. That may change in time, but for now the Asian vote remains with the Democrats.

    “Race” matters, and allegiance to one’s ethnic group matters more than egalitarianism:

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to my exchange with Escarondito, the postings on race made by Obsidian, and the behavior of my non-white co-workers over the last two years, and I have come to the conclusion that the dream of MLK Jr. is dead. No matter how much you strive for a color-blind society, where all are judged by the content of their character, you will always be judged first and foremost by the color of your skin. Race–however you choose to define it–is so deeply ingrained into our society that it cannot be extracted. You cannot force egalitarianism without creating a society not worth living in– we can be free, or we can be equal, but not both.

It’s depressing– I always considered MLK Jr.’s dream to be a truly Enlightened one, even saintly. I guess I forgot that the majority of Mankind is Fallen.

If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.~ François Guizot. I guess the same applies when you choose to be an egalitarian or part of an ethnic– if you identify as White when you’re young, you have no heart; if you don’t identify as White when you’re 35, you have no brain.

So be it.

Roosh has a couple of posts….

September 30, 2010

…that are a must read: The Future of Game, which is slightly depressing, but logically inevitable.

How To Shorten Your Game Learning Curve, which reminds me that I need to re-read “Bang”. Practice makes perfect.