August 2005


Bedfellows.  Now there’s an ugly picture. *Aiiieeee! My eyes, My eyes!*

Infamous “Attila-the-Hun right wing” bigot David Duke and darling of the leftist bigots Cindy Sheehan.

“Courageously she has gone to Texas near the ranch of President Bush and braved the elements and a hostile Jewish supremacist media.”–David Duke _1_ (The link’s to a secondary source quoting Duke, cos I’ll NOT give linkage to that racist bigot.)

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Is that David Duke or Cindy Sheehan under that Klan attire?

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Addendum: I don’t often bring comments out into the front page, but the following comment is such a perfect example of barking moonbattery that I feel it’s useful this time. Since the author of the comment was moved to state his “opinion” (yes, those are ‘scare quotes’—heh) so strongly, I feel he deserves to have his comment (and my reply honoring his crayon sketch transcribed from his tinfoil hat) made more public:

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that’s rove under the robe…i realize that as a guest i must be polite, but dude..you have been truly hoodwinked. in bush you trusted, now we’re busted. these folks do NOT care about people at all..only egos and money
g babcock | 08.31.05 – 8:35 am | #

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And, of course, my off-the-cuff reply to his barking:

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baaaa-bcock: D’uh-ude, your meds need moderation. Seek professional help, quickly.

With such as you, it’s alllll about Rove. Saddam harbors al-Zarqawi, the first WTC bombers and Klinghoffer’s murderer? Rove made him do it.

bin Laden hates America and needs dialysis? It’s Rove behind both, d’uh-ude.

Golabl Warming? Rove.

Global cooling? Rove again.

Your dog is constipated? Rove, of course.

Cindy spouts the same virulent anti-semitism as one of America’s most despised racist bigots? Rove did it!

“A jug of Kool-Aid, a loaf of Kos and thou, moonbat, barking in the wilderness”

CinCin donned the Klan robes long ago with her Zionist plot ravings. David Duke has merely affirmed her membership in the “hate the eeeevil jooos” club.

As for who’s under the Klan robes pictured… well, the high heels are a tipoff: CinCin’s too ugly to pretend to wear such and Duke always struck me as a secret tranny.

Maybe you can go compare wardrobes (“Oooo, I like what you’ve done with the look, guys!”–g.b.) with David and Cindy while helping them make more nooses for the eeeeevil joooos.

David | Homepage | 08.31.05 – 10:39 am | #

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Of course, my reply was also a meta-comment attempting to make it clear to the loon that “politeness” in “guests” isn’t necessary, but something approaching some minimally vague connection with real reality (not “reality-based” fantasy) is required.

I have little doubt I failed in that objective since I can only make the comment; I cannot give the loon the wits to comprehend it.

As an aside, the older I get the less able I am to under stand why people would “suffer a fool”—gladly or not. (heh) Maybe it’s just that I have fewer years left to waste now than in the past, though.

PPS: Cao also makes this point in a *ahem!* slighty more direct manner in a September 4 post. Good stuff, Cao.

Thinking on the widely reported New Orleans looting in the aftermath of Katrina, Jerry Pournelle recalls this:

“When I was a lad there was a tornado in Tupelo, Mississippi, and one of the first headlines I can remember (I must have been about 4 at the time) was about National Guard and Army bayoneting and shooting looters. I didn’t understand it, and my father had to explain the headline to me: what looters were, and why it was the job of the Army to stop people like that.

But that was in the 30’s and it would not be politically correct now.”

That was then.  This is now. A witness (well, bystander) to looting:

“To be honest with you, people who are oppressed all their lives, man, it’s an opportunity to get back at society… “_1_

Meanwhile, police just stand by.

“…and opportunity to get back at society…”

Spread a Marxist class warfare, zero-sum model of society, inherit a “society” of Vandals.

Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.

R’Cat seems to think along these same lines: “What the hell are you thinking?? Oh, that’s right – uncivilized barbarians don’t think, they pillage.”

A real SOB story…     

Maybe the mythical “bleeding heart liberal” can get behind a serious national security issue if it’s presented as a real SOB (heh, Save Our Borders) story…  Nah.  The only thing that liberals bleed well is all the hope and life and joy from those they suck dry to feed a nanny state that kills hopes and dreams and lives of the needy while pretending to help them…

But I digress.

“Open Borders”—the words have a ring of liberty, equality, fraternity… but please remember where the last great movement with that catchphrase ended up. As with all great utopian concepts, Open Borders is an idea with many unconsidered (and probably unintended—at least one would hope so)  consequences.

Consider: Public Health.  This article (a pdf) in the spring issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons references a few of the dangers.

“…many illegal aliens harbor fatal diseases that American medicine fought and vanquished long ago, such as drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria, leprosy, plague, polio, dengue, and Chagas disease.”[JAPS, Spring 2005, p. 6]

No thanks.  Close the borders to these sick outlaws, please, Mr. Bush.

If one critical fault, Public Health, isn’t enough, how about more direct threats? This report by Steven A. Camarota, The Open Door: How Militant Islamic Terrorists Entered and Remained in the United States, 1993-2001, lays out the threat of attack loose immigration enforcement encourages. At the time it was written,

“Including the 9/11 hijackers, 48 foreign-born militant Islamic terrorists have been charged, been convicted, pled guilty, or admitted to involvement in terrorism within the United States since 1993…. Not only were 12 of the 48 terrorists illegal aliens when they committed their crimes, at least five others had lived in the country illegally at some point prior to taking part in terrorism… ”

You notice I have not even attempted to outline the problems of illegals burdening our social welfare systems or contributing (and they do) to tight job markets and pressuring wages lower. Those are all old news to anyone who’s been paying attention.

How about pressure on law enforcement and public safety (apart from health and outright terrorism)? Read Heather MacDonald’s “The Illegal Alien Crime Wave”. MS-13, a violent Salvadoran gang made up ,of illegal aliens that preys on other illegal aliens is bit one of many criminal gangs primarily or wholly made up of “outlaw immigrants”.

Scratching the surface, folks.

What to do…

Talk about the problem.  Find out who works in the political “machine” in your locale—precinct, city, county, state—and let ‘em know your concerns.  Take some friends with you, if necessary.  

Organize a petition in your area calling for your local, state and federal pols to get off their fat ass… ets and plug the leaks.

Write your congresscritters.  Call ‘em.  Email em. Fax ‘em. Let ‘em know that unless they get serious about closing our borders to illegal aliens you’ll work for their defeat in the next election.  Tell ‘em to stand up and do their duty or get their doody outa the way.

Join the Save Our Borders BlogBurst. Just “send an email to kit dot jarrell at gmail dot com and put “BlogBurst” in the subject line.” (Stole that line from Cao, ya know.)

Blogs on board (that I know of so far):

Euphoric Reality
TMH’s Bacon Bits
Part-Time Pundit
Social Sense
Cao’s Blog
Ogre’s Politics and Views
In The Bullpen
Ravings of a Mad Tech
third world county
NIF
Kender’s Musings
Gribbit’s Word

A Simple Frittata

As anyone who’s visited one-a my recipe posts via the Carnival of Recipes knows by now, I like simple (as in easy-to-make), tasty, nutritious foods. Here’s a great staple.

  • Four eggs
  • Four green onions, chopped well (yeh, the tops, whaddaya gonna do throw, all that flavor and nutrition out the door?) No green onions? Leeks or shallots are nice. A little punch? Mince (or use a press) a glove of garlic, as well.
  • Bread crumbs, leftover fried potatoes, cooked rice: pick one. About a cup or so of potatoes, ¼ that amount if using bread crumbs or rice.  (More potatoes, please!!!)
  • Virgin olive oil (maybe as much as ¼ cup)
  • 1 cup Parmigiano, Mozarella or your fav cheese.
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar or pepper/tomato sauce (just use your fav tomato-based pasta sauce and add some steamed-in-the-microwave chopped peppers to taste)

Whisk the eggs. Add the scallions or alternates, bread crumbs or rice, and cheese. If using leftover fried potatoes, add them to the pan first and pour the egg mixture over them.

Heat your cast iron skillet to medium-high heat Pour in the olive oil and wipe the pan’s surface and sides with a multi-folded paper towel. BE CAREFUL!!! DO NOT LET THE PAPER TOWELL  BECOME OIL-SOAKED ENOUGH TO ALLOW YOU TO BURN YOURSELF!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!! (Add potatoes now, if you’re using them) Pour in the egg mixture. Cook over medium-high heat until the frittata is set. Remove the pan from the burner and let the frittata set for a bit.. Cut it into 2-4 ,pieces, depending on how piggish you’re feeling, and drizzle the pieces with balsamic vinegar or your tomato-pepper sauce (Oh, ya might wanna heat the sauce in a separate pan if you’re going that way.). Salt and pepper and eat those puppies!

Other additions/variations:

Have leftover veggies? Add ‘em.
Any kind of sausage, bacon, etc.?  Just make sure it’s appropriately cooked first.
Fav herbs? Try ‘em out!

The variations on this basic frittata are virtually endless.  

Those who can count, and those who can’t.

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Hey! Ya think the reason Jean Fraud sKerry won’t really release his full military records (as he has promised more than once to do) is because it’ll come out that he hired a “body double” to do his tour in Vietnam?

Yeh, it’s a stretch.  The guy’d have to be as big an ass as sKerry himself to have pulled it off, given the testimony of fellow Swift Boaters.  Finding two such puff-headed asses beggars the imagination…

Hey! Jean fraud! Free your records, bubba!

(Scairdy cat won’t do it, ya know.)

Still, as much as he has dealt in lies, damned lies and outright treachery during his public life (don;t even wanna think about his private life), it’d seem only fitting if this lil lie about him sending a hired hand to do his tour actually got legs, walked off this blog and developed a life of its own.

Won’t happen though, cos only two classes of people read this blog: the honest inquirers and the loony left moonbats, and each has their reasons (though one can respect only the first class) for not spreading such a canard.

Unless of course, plausible evidence could be found… *LOL*

Check out Cao’s Blog for a more responsible pillorying of Jean Fraud sKerry and for instructions on joining the blogburst.

As Cao says, “The more people we have, the merrier!”

Meet Psmith.

As any regular reader of this lil blog probably knows, I’m a Gutenberg.org addict.  Well, since I’m addicted to the written word and Gutenberg.org (see my sidebar for the link) has thousands of public domain etexts available, that’s a natural outcome.

Another fav of mine is P.G. Wodehouse.  I just now, thanks to reading another of Burt Prelutsky’s articles, thought to check for any P.D. copies of Wodehouse works Gutenberg.org might have available, since Wodehouse’s writing career began in 1902 and there would be a goodly number in P.D. by now.  Early Wodehouse has been difficult to find in the libraries and bookstores I’ve had available since I discovered the joy of reading his prose some years ago.  The later works have been better-represented, so I’ve missed a lot of his earlier novels. Of the 94 “greatest novels of the 20th Century”_1_ (Wodehouse’s oeuvre, naturally), in fact, I’ve read less than half!

Remedying that in part, now, by reading the etext of Mike and Psmith, written in 1909.  A sample from early in the book shows Wodehouse’s gentle wit:

“I am with you, Comrade Jackson.  You won’t mind my calling you Comrade, will you?  I’ve just become a socialist.  It’s a great scheme.  You ought to be one.  You work for the equal distribution of property, and start by collaring all you can and sitting on it…”

heh

Sounds like rich liberalists (who now call themselves “progressives”—stealing the term from earlier communists and socialists… ) who send their kids to private schools and militate against school vouchers for poor folk.

“…start by collaring all you can and sitting on it…”

Addendum: apropos of blogging? Psmith comments on having an audience:

“… Soliloquy is a knack. Hamlet had got it, but probably only after years of patient practice. Personally, I need someone to listen when I talk. I like to feel that I am doing good. You stay where you are—don’t interrupt too much.”

heh

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