Sunday, November 15, 2015

We are indeed at war with Islam

We keep hearing it, mostly from liberals, socialists and Democrats: "we are not at war with Islam."

But is appears clearer and clearer as time marches on that Islam is actively and eagerly at war with us.  Andy McCarthy, the prosecutor of the Blind Sheikh back in the 1990's has been saying this for twenty years now: these radical fundamentalist muslims are not misreading the Koran.  They are not perverting the words of the prophet Mohammed.  They are adhering to the exact meaning of the Koran - if you do not accept Allah and his teachings, you are an infidel and must either convert or die.

All of those peaceful muslims out there better wake up, and sooner rather than later.  They all know that their holy texts state this very thing, and they know that they can't repudiate these passages, since they are the words of the prophet.  If they remain silent in the face of terror committed in their name against the West, they too will be lumped in with those who commit these terrorist acts and rightly so.

Accordingly, this is why we don't see hordes of 'peaceful, moderate' muslims marching in the streets against those who would slander their religion.  Their religion is not being slandered, and they simply will not admit it to us infidels.  

It is only a matter of time before the West wakes up as well, and sees that there really is no distinction between those radical terrorists such as the ISIS monsters who carried out the Paris attacks and those who sit peacefully in their mosques and pray: they all adhere to the same principles of Islam: either submit to Allah and his teachings or die.

They all believe that.  Every damn one of them.  It is just the young and bold fundamentalists who act on the prophets words who are at war with the West, and the rest of the muslim world stands silent because to object would be to betray their faith.

Islam is at war with us.  They have been at war with us since the Crusades, and nothing has been settled between muslims and those who they consider infidels (which is everyone else on earth). We will in time understand that we can't distinguish a peaceful muslim from a jihadi terrorist: they must be confronted.

Sooner or later, their mosques will be closed in the West.  The French may take the first steps, we'll see soon enough.  But to allow these enemies of humanity to freely mingle and walk among us is to continue the terror.

There really is no other way.  We must confront muslims everywhere, since that is where the terror begins: in their mosques, in their communities and in their culture.  

We are indeed at war with Islam.  

Friday, November 13, 2015

Passive aggression is out: flat-out aggression is en vogue now

The protests at Mizzou last week are evidence of the new wave of achieving social change: screw those old-fashioned tactics of passive aggression such as peaceful demonstrations, boycotts, petitions.  You know, the stuff of the 1960's that ended the Vietnam War, and brought down a president during the Watergate scandal.  Well, that was then, and this is now.  Those tactics are worn out and tired.  We need to resort to 'new' methods to achieve our goals.

The targets of those antiquated tactics have over time figured out how to use effective countervailing measures to lessen the impact of these quasi-legal methods to achieve their usually nefarious goals of free stuff, free services or a change in the status quo.

No, the tactics of miscreants among us such as 'Black Lives Matter,' 'Occupy Wall Street' and now 'S.W.I.N.E.:' Students Wildly Indignant about Nearly Everything (a parody of the student protests of the 1960's by MAD Magazine nearly 50 years ago) have gone retro: real, live aggression.  You know, fists, clubs, knives, torches, bombs, that's the way to effect change nowadays.

Flat-out angry aggression, such as was used throughout antiquity to effect wanted change by a self interested individual or group is making a come-back: recall when Thag the Caveman wanted Ooma the Cavewoman to go out with him, and she showed little interest? Thag wants what Thag wants, and brings his great big oaken club out, and presto-chango!  Ooma is now Thag's girl friend, and she's got a nasty lump on her skull to prove it.  See how this works?

And it worked very well for thousands of years.  The biggest thugs with the biggest clubs called all the shots.  Then that bothersome thing called 'civilization' came along, and the thugs' preferred methods of persuasion such as clubs, sharp sticks and big rocks were frowned on by the rest of the tribe, and the biggest thugs eventually had to go along with this new fangled way of determining how resources were allocated among a population.  Dang.  

On the campaign trail, benevolent anti-capitalist Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) is on the podium railing against the system, and along come the thugs from Black Lives Matter, and they simply take his microphone away and start spewing their message.  That's the way you do it, now.

Michael Brown bull rushes a Ferguson policeman in an attempt to disarm the cop and is shot dead.  Did the black community, whose poster boy of what is wrong with everything in society today, Michael Brown who just robbed a convenience store before getting stopped by police, resort to peaceful protests to show their disdain of police efforts here?  Hardly.  These mobs burned the town to the ground.  That's how you do it  now, folks.

Student mobs at the University of Missouri, who want change at the top because a drunk frat boy called a black student the "N" word, physically eject a reporter and camera man at a mob rally because he represents the 1st Ammendment of the Constitution of the United States: something that's got to change to accommodate the mob and what the mob wants: free tuition.  This is the wave of the future, boys and girls.

Why stop at free tuition?  Now that they can simply grab anything they want, just as Thag the Caveman did back in the day, why not free food, free cars, free apartments.  Come to think of it, to hell with free apartments: they want free mansions.  And free yachts.  And free villas on the French Riviera.  

And they want them now, or they will wreck the place.  

We as a society are coming full circle.  Thag the Caveman would be so proud....

Friday, November 6, 2015

Since when should liberal Democrats moderate GOP debates?

Imagine the upcoming Democrat/Socialist debate, and esteemed Fox News Channel moderator Sean Hannity asks former Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton the following:

"Madam Secretary, it has been confirmed that you deliberately and callously lied to the American people about the murder of four Americans including our ambassador in Benghazi, saying it was a spontaneous riot caused by a video.  It has been verified that you knew in fact, by your own words, that it was a planned attack by an al-Queda-like group, your words, Madam Secretary.  My question to you is this: why should the American people ever believe a word you say from this point forward, and isn't it true that you have no integrity whatsoever?"

That question will never be asked of the known liar and failed politician, Hillary Clinton.  Why will it not be asked?  Because rock solid conservative moderators will not be conducting the debates at any point.

But we still put up with the likes of these arch-liberal moderators such as John Harwood and Becky Quick.  These guys have never, ever voted for a Republican, not once.  And they never, ever will.  They are true-believer liberal socialists, and their only goal was to discredit as much as possible everybody on the GOP debate stage.

They may has well have asked the following: 

"Senator Cruz, since some say you eat babies for breakfast, will you and your administration continue this abhorrent menu if you are elected to the highest office in the land?"

Or better yet: "Mr. Trump, why are you so rotten?"

Or even, "Senator Rubio, it has been suggested to many that you suck real bad.  Why should we elect you to the highest office in the land when you suck so badly?"

Reinz Preibus swore that we would have none of this a few years ago.  What ever happened to that pledge?  Did he forget that these liberal Democrats always go for the throat when moderating GOP debates, but throw soft balls to their Democrats vying for the nod in their debates?

My suggestion going forward to balance things out, is for Rush Limbaugh to host the next Democrat/Socialist debate.  And ask the tough questions of them, for once.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The latest 'Get Rich Quick' scheme: Fantasy Football

You know how to pick 'em, right?  You fare better in the office football pool than the next guy, we all know that.  Now it's time to start making some money off of your God given talent: just pony up $200 bucks at Fan Duel (and they will magnanimously match that amount).  Pick your players, stay under the salary cap and watch the games on Sunday.  Then, simply wait for the huge check to show up.

If you fall for this stupidity, you are dumber than a bag of hammers. Fantasy football sites such as Fan Duel and Draft Kings are nothing more than the latest version of a lottery: the odds of you winning any payouts of big bucks are virtually zero.  But the ads for these fantasy football sites, much like lotto ads, portray everybody drinking Dom Perignon champagne, driving around in Lamborghinis and Ducati Diavels, and lounging on the decks of opulent yachts.  Yeah, that's going to be you if you participate in our scam, uh, er, exciting game.  

So far, most states view these sites as games of skill, and not gambling.  Their supporters argue that unlike poker or playing the lotto, significant skill is required to succeed: you must know the potential of all players in the NFL, and must mix and match their skills and yet keep under the salary cap, all knowledge based you see.  Fantasy football is nothing like video poker, or playing the 'quick pick' lotto selection where you simply allow the computer to generate random selections.  No, you see, the fantasy football gamer is completely different than those gambling losers who play the lotto; they are skilled.

If you believe that, you don't have the brains God gave a crow bar.

Fantasy football sites such as Fan Duel and Draft Kings are flat-out gambling sites.  It requires no more skill than video poker: keep the aces, kings and queens, throw out anything that doesn't pair up, run in sequence or match suits, and hit the draw button and hope for the best.

In fantasy football, keep the productive QB (aces), kings and queens (productive running backs and receivers), throw out unproductive and expensive/hurt players (non-pairs, unsuited or sequenced cards).  Sound similar?   That's because it's EXACTLY the same game.  Fantasy football is poker is lotto is horse racing. It's GAMBLING, you morons.  

And who wins in gambling?  THE HOUSE wins, idiot.  How else do they generate those big checks for those precious few smiling winners lounging on the decks of those yachts?  The house (fantasy football site owners) must consistently have better odds of keeping your money than you do, otherwise they go broke.  

Get it?

If not, there's no hope for you.  Go ahead and sign up, pay your hard earned money into that site and sit back and wait for that huge check to show up.  And while you're at it, go buy a few lotto tickets.

You will be waiting for that huge payday for a while.  Quite awhile.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Just call a spade a spade: they're liberals

Hillary Clinton proclaims that she is a progressive who likes to get things done.  Bernie Sanders proudly states that he is a Democrat Socialist.  

Great.  I am pleased that the confusion is all cleared up.  Neither wants to be labeled as a liberal.  But that's exactly what they both are: raging, blatant liberals.

While Bernie is much more inclined to take a wrecking ball to Wall Street than Hillary, whose Wall Street buddies are primarily funding her campaign, they both are philosophically joined at the hip.

As raging liberals, both Bernie and Hillary truly believe that the government is better suited to determine how best to allocate public resources, and they both believe that the more national resources placed under government control, the better.  And when the government hands out the collective goodies, they can control the benefactors of government largess to almost an unlimited degree.  And as raging liberals, this eventuality is exactly what both Bernie Sanders and Hillary desire: ham-fisted control over every American from cradle to grave.

As we have seen throughout history, when a government winds up with control over everything, the population suffers never ending hardships, shortages and unfairness.  Nobody in a government controlled economy has any more than the next guy.  If someone wants to work a little harder than his neighbor, that extra work will not be rewarded, but conversely the fruits of that extra labor will be confiscated and spread out to the collective.

Accordingly, hard work is punished.  Productivity plummets and nobody benefits in the dream world of Hillary or Bernie except Hillary and Bernie (and their buddies).  The rest of us suffer, as human nature takes over in a big way as the slothful worthless slugs among us quickly figure out that they are entitled to an equal share of the nation's GDP regardless of their effort.  In time, the free loaders will overload the system, as the go-getters also quickly learn that any extra energy they put into the economy will not benefit them or their families.  It's happened in every society that has ever fallen victim to total government control over its citizens' lives.

So let's just call a spade a spade: Democrat Socialists, Progressives, Communists, Potentates, Dictators, etc: they are all the same name for nearly identical philosophies: complete government control over the means of production.  

I still call the Democrats what they are: liberals.

Monday, October 5, 2015

"The Martian": a review

If you like colossal, steely-nerved efforts by the hero to overcome what appear by everyone to be impossible odds, you'll love "The Martian."

Matt Damon, as stranded astronaut Mark Watney, struggles to survive on the icy-cold, barren surface of Mars after his fellow crew members scrambled to evacuate before a killer Martian storm wrecked their space craft, and Watney was presumed dead during the chaos after being struck and carried off into the wasteland by blowing debris.

Watney survived, miraculously.  With only his training as a botanist, and McGuiver-esque ability to solve never ending life threatening problems one after the other with duct tape and tarps, Watney mounts his heroic effort to live.  In order to keep the meager survival assets brought by the initial mission together, Watney clings to life tenuously while the entire global community back on Earth mobilized every asset conceivable to mount a rescue.

The technical merits of the film can't be topped to date: the views of the bleak Martian surface truly take the audience into the experience, and the whole effect of Watney's dire circumstances are made real by the director Ridley Scott of "Gladiator" and "Alien" fame.

The  triumphant ending stirred a roar of applause in my theater, and I found myself among the admirers, reveling in the 'feel good' movie of the year; watching "The Martian" makes you wonder if there is absolutely nothing that can't be overcome with determination, guts and duct tape.

You gotta see 'The Martian.'  What a film.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Good news: John Boehner (D-Oh) resigns as establishment RINO leader

Finally, some good news out of Washington: John Boehner is resigning from congress.

For the life of me, I still can't figure out how this guy was able to retain the gavel of the majority party in congress for so long, considering he has been a roadblock in almost every single grassroots initiative to bring runaway congressional spending under control.  One would think the guy was a Democrat, in all practical ways.

He has failed to deliver any of the promises that were made to the voting public if they delivered majority status to the GOP: repeal Obamacare, balance the budget, get tough on Iran, build a wall along the Mexican border, repeal the death tax, block partial birth abortions, de-fund Planned Parenthood, and a whole host of other conservative ideas to turn around the U.S. and its head long plunge over the fiscal and moral cliff.

He has been virtually impotent as a conservative leader going all the way back to his days as the House Majority leader under then-speaker Denny Hastert in 2006.  If we all recall, this was the heady days when the GOP held all three legislative positions of power: the Presidency (George W. Bush), the Senate (majority leader Bill Frist) and the House (Denny Hastert).  Doesn't anyone remember all of the progress we made towards a fiscally and morally superior country during that time of total GOP control of all things legislative?   

Oh, yeah.  That's because we didn't accomplish JACK SQUAT when we had the chance, thanks to this incompetent bunch of perennially weak and timid GOP establishment weenies, John Boehner chief among them.

The resignation of John Boehner is a huge step forward towards achieving a much needed conservative agenda: beefing up the military, securing the border, cutting taxes and beating back the secular progressive attack on all things good and decent in this country.

John Boehner was an impediment to any and all GOP initiatives during his entire time in his leadership roles in the Republican Party.  He was the face of the now hated "Establishment/Old Guard Republican Party."

The only thing John Boehner will be remembered for, other than being an incredibly timid and weak leader, was that he had the lowest golf handicap in Congress.  Big whoop.

Good riddance to this raging moderate cry baby.  Things are now looking up for the GOP going forward.  Carpe diem, Republicans.  A major bottleneck in an American resurgence as that Shining City on a Hill has just stepped down.

Go get 'em.