Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Europe is in Trouble: Part III

The Other Side of Kim brings us news of one of Europe's "last elections that matter." That may be a little early, but only a little.

Everything present for the Perfect Storm:

1) European country clinging to multiculturalism, self-doubt, and open borders.
2) Immigrants who have very little self-doubt, and who most certainly do not embrace multiculturalism.
3) Birthrate disparity.

As BrewingFrog says: Better stock up on your Belgian Ales now, as the future doesn't look good for Trappists.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Zucker Nails It

This ad was deemed too hot by the GOP to run, but that doesn't mean that everybody shouldn't see it.

From Drudge

Thursday, October 05, 2006

One Critical Difference

Mexican President Fox compared the proposed wall between the US and Mexico to the Berlin Wall.

There's one critical, critical difference.

The Berlin Wall was built to keep the people in.

The more I think about this, the more offensive the Mexican government's protestations become to me. Let's see: the wall is built on our property, paid for by us, maintained by us, and certainly represents no overt danger to Mexico. So, why doesn't Fox simply come out and say it: we need your money and your land, and we want to send our criminals to you. Our own country is a basket-case, and we have neither the ability nor the inclination to do anything about it.

Put this issue on a micro scale. Say you want to put a fence on your own property - your home for example. But, your next neighbor takes you to court to tear it down. Furthermore, let's go on to say that his argument to the court for tearing down your fence is that it will prevent him from driving across your lawn.

While the above is a ham-fisted analogy, it does illustrate to me how absurd Mexico's shrill arguments are. While we on this side can make all kinds of arguments about why we don't like the fence - it will cost too much, it won't be effective, or maybe that's just not what the United States is all about (no person is illegal!) - those arguments sound less genuine when they come from the other side of the border, which is why they aren't really making those arguments. Instead, they'll trot out more lofty words like "offense" and "shameful."

Diffuse words like those sound a lot better than we want your money, your land, and succor for our criminals.

Europe is in Trouble: Part II

Some French Police are stating alound what many over there already know: The "violent street youths" have a decidedly religious undercurrent.


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Emu Phillips Says:

I think of monotheism as a gift from the gods.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Quote of the Day:

Liberty is inseparable from social justice, and those who dissociate them, sacrificing the first with the purpose of attaining the second more quickly, are the true barbarians of our time.

--Mario Vargas Llosa

Music Related Trivia Quiz

Where did these lyrics come from:

There you go man,
Keep as cool as you can,
Face piles of trials with smiles.
It riles them to believe that you perceive the
web they weave.

No fair Googling!

Europe is in Trouble: Part I

First in a continuing series on Europe, and how it is in trouble regarding her culture and freedom:

Spaniards Tone Down...

It's innocent stuff now, but one cannot help but have the feeling that innocent stuff will soon transmogrify to other more profound areas of behavior. Already, anyone there can utterly desecrate any religious thought (practically speaking) that anyone may hold sacred, with the exception of one.

Can anyone possibly think that adherents to said religion will not notice and consequently use this fact politically, culturally, and ultimately in the balance of power? Dave Perkins warns that this balance of power shift will culminate in one last democratic vote - the last of that will ever matter.

Hat Tip to Big Dave Perkins, via LGF.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Spanish 101

I love this article, in which Mexico urges Bush to veto the U.S. border fence bill.

For those of you who may not speak Spanish, I'll trnaslate some of the more cogent passages:

"The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly backed a bill on Friday to put up about 700 miles of fence, a project Republicans hope will impress voters calling for tougher immigration control ahead of November 7 congressional elections."

Translation: because enough people in the middle are now calling for our collective heads, we are temporarily giving up pandering to business owners on the right and immigrant voter drives on the left.

"This decision hurts bilateral relations, goes against the spirit of cooperation needed to guarantee security on the common border, creates a climate of tension in border communities..."

Translation: now that we might not be able to send our criminals over to you, and now that our NUMBER ONE (!!!) source of income might dry up, what the hell are we supposed to do? You don't expect us to make our country a place where people can actually make a living, do you?

"Mexicans are livid about the fence plan, which is seen as a slap in the face to efforts during Fox's near-completed six-year term to come to an agreement with Washington on immigration."

Translation: Mexicans still stuck in Mexico are pissed.

"Partial measures focused exclusively on security ignore reality and represent ... a political answer rather than a viable solution to this problem...,"

Translation: We really don't like the fact that we can't send our criminals over, and that our main income may dry up.

"U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Shannon said: "We need to know who's coming across our borders and after years of not paying that much attention to the frontier ... we are now attempting to come to terms with it."

Translation: Maybe those parochial slobs in the United States didn't like seeing rallies where people from another country, waving the flag of another country and speaking a foreign language, demanded money and land from our country. That sounds like, oh you know, an invasion.

That concludes our lesson.

Buenas dias!