Thursday, November 05, 2009

Clinton-Bush Debate Cancelled...

Bill Clinton is a pussy!

Recently, there was a bunch of hype about a debate or some kind of moderated discussion event to be held in New York's Radio City Music Hall between William Jefferson Clinton and George Walker Bush. Tickets went on sale, I think, the day before yesterday, starting at something like a few thousand dollars for the good seats.

This would have been a classic. I would have loved to have seen the President who really fell asleep at the switch in the City of 9/11 have to face the President who finally did something (although nowhere near enough) about Osama Bin Laden.

Now comes word that Mr. Clinton is...ahem...pulling out...of the event, because the promoters apparently went overboard and advertised the thing in a way not to his liking. They have publicized this event as if someone is going to have to answer some questions, and in New York City, when you talk about these two it could only mean one thing; which one of you is more responsible for the death of 3,000 of our fellow citizens?

Clinton doesn't want to answer that question, because his record leading up to that disaster is already well-known; given the chance to capture or kill Bin Laden something like seven times, Clinton punted, and refused action. No need to kick that sleeping dog, is there, Billy-boy? Especially not when Hillary might want to run for President again, or maybe (God forbid!) Governor of New York, right?

So, you found a bullshit excuse to walk away from the deal.

You were a gutless piece of shit while you were in office, and you're even more so now.

GWB would have wiped the goddamned floor with you, you coward!

The New York Post has the sorry details here.

Never Forget...

The U.S.S. New York has arrived in New York Harbor this morning. This ship has some World Trade Center steel incorporated into it's construction, and will serve as both a fighting ship, and as a memorial to our fallen. The commissioning ceremony (the process by which the Navy officially accepts the ship into it's ranks) will be held noon, this Saturday, at her berth near the U.S.S. Intrepid Museum.

I'm going. I wouldn't miss this for the world. Neither should you, for a few reasons.

This ship symbolizes far more than just American might. It is a monument to our dead, killed by a cowardly enemy that refuses to stand in the field and fight like men, but instead sneaks about like thieves in the night. It's a monument to the indomitable spirit of the United States -- not Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi's United States, the real United States. It was built with steel recovered from the ruins, by men and women who not only had a ship to build, but a city to rebuild.

Because, you see, the U.S.S. New York was built in a shipyard in Louisiana, New Orleans, to be exact, and was on the ways when Hurricane Katrina struck. The men and women who built this floating testimonial also had lives to rebuild. This ship is not only a memorial to the dead, but a memorial to the living who overcame hardships and put their noses to the grindstone, in what for many, seems to have been a labor of love.

She's a beauty, and she will serve this country well for the next 50 years. The enemies of all good and decent men should quake with fear when she shows up off their shores, because she means business. She means that the United States has come to supplant tyranny with freedom.

If you can, make an effort to go to that ceremony on Saturday.

Good Luck and Godspeed, LPD-21.

The Official U.S.S. New York Website.

Video of U.S.S. New York Sea Trials.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

And Another Thing...

Re: Election Day in New York.

This whole Scozzafava mess opened my eyes to something. In this very space, I have implored Newt Gingrich to run for the office of President of the United States, praising him to the heavens all the way.

But you know what? Newt's insistence that Scozzafava was a 'reliable vote for Boehner' overrode her ideology (which is a Bloomberg-like, iron-fisted, yet supposedly-enlightened-nannyist liberalism) made it impossible to see just where the republican in her was. Okay, so she's pro-life, but the rest of it was pure crap: supporting gay marriage, in favor of Card Check legislation, and so forth. It appears that when Newt made his endorsement, he was either misled as to who Scozzafava is (hardly possible, given his intelligence), or was simply rubber-stamping someone the New York Republican Party (itself an organization akin to a circular firing squad)
considered 'republican enough where it counts'. It would appear the overriding qualification for that endorsement was who Socozzafava might have caucused (and voted) with, had she been elected. On what, exactly, her vote was reliably Boehner's, is still unexplained.

If Newt was THAT cynical that he would simply endorse someone who was flying under false colors for the sake of a vote or two, or in the name of 'Bigger-picture-Republicanism' at the expense of real principles, then he just lost a lot of my respect.

Someone has got some 'splainin' to do, methinks.

The State of Affairs in the State of Who Cares?

Today is Election Day in New York City. If you couldn't tell before, just look to your right and see the two days of Google Ad space that our Billionaire Burghermeister obnoxiously bought, and which I was unable to turn off.

I wish I could tell you all NOT to vote for Mike Bloomberg, I know I won't. In fact, since neither major candidate in this Mayoral Election is compelling, I rather doubt I'll vote at all today. Yeah, yeah, I know; I'm shirking my civic responsibility, and all that, but in this race between Der Fuhrer and The-Other-Guy-Whatsisname-Again? doesn't exactly make you excited at the prospect of pulling the lever for anyone.

There's Bloomberg, the man who decided he could change the law to become Dictator for Life, and whose major preoccupation while in office has been my personal behavior; what I eat, what I smoke, what I throw out, where I walk, and how I do it all, has been the purview of this self-appointed nanny in a three-piece-suit. If Micheal Bloomberg had spent half as much time doing something useful, like helping to get the World Trade Center site rebuilt quickly, or perhaps lowered some taxes, that would be a reason enough to say "hmm, perhaps I'll vote for this turd."

Instead, Bloomberg has spent eight years imposing his own narrow-minded standards of personal behavior upon other people, especially smokers and the overweight. Smokers and fat folks are an endangered species in New York City, and not because their habits might eventually kill them, but because Mike Bloomberg sees them as cash cows to be milked to finance his Upper East Side vision of Manhattan as a Yuppie Paradise. A pack of cigarettes in New York City now will run $9.60 in the Outer Boroughs (you can find the $10 price tag in Manhattan). By comparison, you could buy crack for about the same price, but fewer people would tsk-tsk with disapproval if you lit that up in public. No, in that case, the City will be ready to 'help' you with a range of over-priced and ineffective social services, which might even include plane fare and moving expenses to Paris or Tokyo, just so long as your filthy crack habit is not visible to the tourists and Mike's pantywaist, yuppie friends.

Unless you're a white, English-speaking male. Then there's no city services for you, should you need them...Unless you have AIDS.

Of course, there's that other little stunt he's pulled. Remember,when Rudy Giuliani suggested that in the aftermath of 9/11 that he be allowed to temporarily remain in office after his reign as Mayor ended to better deal with the post-9/11 recovery and clean up, and Bloomberg went ballistic, even going as far as to sue Giuliani for his insolence? Well, who do you think finagled his way into running for a third term, overturning the Term Limits laws the very voters he asking for support from implemented to protect ourselves from the likes of Bloomberg. The City Council, comprised mostly of democrats who serve no purpose at all, except to hold a Council Seat as a prelude to running for Mayor, were more than happy to oblige him. After all, who wants to be Mayor of New York City in a financial crisis, potentially ruining your career as a politician? Better to let the guy who actually wants that job keep it.

The Other Guy, Bill Thompson is even worse. This is the guy who ran the old Board of Education in to a mire of tax-dollar-sucking corruption. He absolutely exudes incompetence and stupidity from every pore, and you wonder just who that guy had to blow in order to become Comptroller in the first place. HIs only message has been "I'm not Mike Bloomberg", and he's done nothing but spout typical leftist boilerplate, albeit only slightly-lesb obviously than Bloomberg does. Bloomberg talks fiscal conservatism, behavorial Calvinism, and then governs like a typical New York City liberal who's on an allowance. It's like losing your freedoms...only on a budget.

That's your choice; bad and worse. It's symptomatic of the state of play in New York City and State. We're saddled with perhaps the worst leadership class in the history of mankind. Worse than Caligula. Worse than Nero. Francisco Franco would be a breath of fresh air. Look at every major office in New York State, and you can only come to the following conclusions;

a) we're a state full of retards who vote for even bigger retards.
b) We don't give a shit.

*My apologies to retards; It was unfair to compare you to Governor Patterson or Senator Schumer.

And considering the apathy I feel about our Mayoral election today, it's probably a mixture of both. Unfortunately, in the race between bad and worse, apathy is pretty much a vote for the status quo-ante. And that makes me very angry.

Monday, November 02, 2009

You Grow Like Your Dog...

Here's some really spiffy writing by Peter Hitchens, addressing the real political purpose of unchecked immigration, the dangers of marijuana, and the ersatz patriotism of a certain American President of a certain political stripe.

It's almost axiomatic that whatever happens in Britain eventually happens in America. I mean, they had them Cavaliers and Roundheads and Oliver Cromwell, and then we got George Washington , Thomas Jefferson and Richard Nixon. Now that the cat is out of the bag vis-a-vis the real purpose of immigration from the perspective of the lefties, I wonder what will happen in this country when that secret is revealed (most likely on the Internet, because you know the MSM won't touch these issues with a 10' pole).

Update: Sorry, initially identified the author as Christiopher Hitchens. I've corrected it to give Peter Hitchens his proper due. My apologies.

Troof in Advertising...

I use Google-AdSense on this page, as some of you may have noticed. The ads are apparently chosen at random by some software feature which parses words out out of my blog, and then projects advertisements related to them.

Only sometimes, it doesn't work so well. Because software, being what it is, cannot always divine intent.

So, I guess I shouldn't be surprised when I see a great big Michael Bloomberg campaign ad on my site, despite the fact that I hold the man in slightly less regard than I do dysentery. Please note that just because an ad appears on this page advertising "Pedophile Secrets of the Koran Revealed!", or "Earn a Degree in Transgendered-Hispanic-Dwarf Literature", and the ads appear next to a screed in opposition to those concepts, that it isn't my fault! It's the software.

So, I can assure you that if you ever come across a "Maureen Dowd Can't Even Get Butchy Lesbians with Scrofula to Have Sex With Her" post, know that I'm not advocating that you purchase the Maureen Dowd books for sale in the ad...

You're a Pansy if You're Afraid of Swine Flu...

Unless you have a reason to be afraid of it, like you're older than dirt and have a compromised respiratory system. Or if someone might find out that you're an illegal alien when you show up in the emergency room, or worse, when you show up at the local free flu-shot giveaway in numbers so large that the people who may actually need the shot aren't able to get it because you used up the supply.

I thought this was supposed to be a National Emergency? And that, by definition, a National Emergency should be oriented towards helping Nationals. However, in these parts, it's apparently not about that; it's about someone else's Nationals getting free shots and stuff because, well, we wouldn't want them to bear the stigma of being the people who probably brought the damned disease here with them, would we?

Yeah, I know; that's racist, anti-immigrant, and so forth. Now, ask me if I give a shit?

Because if were in my neck of the woods this week, and saw what I did, you might get the same ideas I did.

There's the Asian Man with the Handkerchief. I've seen this individual on the ferry for the last decade. He's the guy who walks around holding a hanky over his mouth, coughing up a storm and half a lung. I'm not kidding you; I've seen this man several hundred times over the years, and always, he walks the boat, briefcase in one hand, the other holding a handkerchief over his mouth and nose. And that hanky hand doesn't drop, either... he never uncovers his face. Ten years of coughing into a handkerchief.

Well, I think he's either had children who grew up really quickly, or his In-laws are visiting. Because this week, I've seen no fewer than four Asian People With Handkerchiefs Over Their Faces Coughing up Lungs. Guess what? When they got a few words in between rib-shaking hacks to each other, they weren't speaking in English.

Of course, I don't want to play into stereotypes of the SARS-stricken or Tubercular Asian. Why, that just wouldn't be a fair or accurate portrayal! No, I'll have to even this out somehow, so as to not embarrass Asian people and make them feel bad about themselves. Now, however shall I do that....?

Oh, right! The three or four Mexican kids I saw peeing in the street! How could I have forgotten that? Now, full disclosure: I don't know for certain that they are all Mexican. I mean, they could be Salvadoran, maybe Guatemalan, so who really knows? All I know is that these kids decided to drop their pants and take a whizz down the middle of the sidewalk, which since it was on a hillside, allowed rivulets of urine to flow with the tug of gravity. It was a game; the kids were 'racing' to see whose urine got to the bottom of the hill first. Is this unusual and disturbing behavior by Central American standards? I have no idea. But, it's not surprising that people who might come from a place that has little-to-no idea of hygiene standards and sanitation might amuse themselves in this way, unaware of how disgusting and unhealthy it is to the rest of us. Of course, I also wonder "where are you goddamned parents, and what else aren't they teaching you about civilized behavior, you slobs?"

How about the guy two days ago who decided that his idle time, waiting for the train, should be spent popping his zits in public, cleaning whatever fluids and semi-solids transferred from the broken pustules to his fingers by wiping them on the bench? How about the lady who blows her nose by pinching a nostril shut and exhaling mightily, the resulting snotrocket flying off in God-knows-what direction? Or, the folks who walk into the local store to buy candy or lottery tickets, fingers inserted into their nasal cavities, who then start touching everything in sight and laying their hands on the counter? They all pretty much look Hispanic to me.

And I've witnessed all of this behavior within the last week.

But turn on the local news around here, and invariably they lead with a fear piece on Swine Flu and free shots, and most of the faces getting those free shots aren't white, aren't elderly, aren't children. Now, I was born and raised in the Northeast where we're used to the flu. Hell, around here, you catch the flu in November and hold onto it in one lesser form or another until April. We practically live on Nyquil and chicken soup in the wintertime. Never had a flu shot in my life, and I don't intend to ever get one, either. So, I'm not complaining about not having a shot available when I need one.

I'm complaining about the absolute bullshit propaganda campaign surrounding the Swine Flu. It doesn't kill people who can afford Nyquil, get a reasonable level of nutrition, and who can afford to see a doctor at least once a year. No, this Swine Flu is a National Emergency because it's that 47/60/215/708-million (the number goes up every week, you know) uninsured people (read: Illegal Aliens) President Obambi and that Pelosi disaster are rambling on about. It's about a) scaring those people into the clinics to get the shot, and then b) giving it to them at someone else's expense, because c) they brought the damned disease across the border with them, and then spread it because they live 20 to a two-room apartment, and God forbid someone should ever point out the freakin' obvious as to the origin of this 'pandemic'!

There's a reason why diseases once thought to have been eradicated, like Tuberculosis, Measles, Mumps, Cholera, Polio and so forth, are returning to America. The new generation of immigrants are bringing them back. But instead of keeping the carriers out, we're giving them free inoculations. Yeah, this makes perfect sense...only if you're an idiot leftie!