Thursday, December 18, 2008

Americans Not Welcome

Every time the US military is involved in some tragedy overseas, especially in Japan, I feel terrible for a variety of reasons. One, it's a tautology but tragedies are tragic. Two, I fear there is an unconscious tally of such incidents that will cause Japanese to turn widely anti-American once the threshold is breached. Three, I hate crime and have a special animus against those that are intentional, such as US soldiers raping women, robbing stores, etc.

If a US military vehicle accidentally crushed two Japanese schoolgirls due to a combination of drivers' blindspot and bad luck, people would be deservedly and understandably angry but compensation paid. The story would of course be national news, a few locals (and professional protesters) would be shown demanding closure of the base, and then it would be over; it might continue locally, but nationally it would be supplanted by newer news.

In Korea, also home to many US military bases, things apparently turn out differently.

How about the store with the "Americans Are Not Welcome Here" sign? That would probably not happen in Japan, but were I in South Korea, I'd stand in front of the store with a fistful of won and giving them the finger. Beating of unrelated US soldiers just walking around on leave? In Japan, no; in South Korea, apparently yes.

Thanks, South Korean bigots and leftists, for giving me reason not to buy anything from your ungrateful country, let alone visit it.

I cannot recall ever having an ugly encounter with a South Korean in Japan or the US, although I have had Koreans complain about US policy and/or individuals to/with varying degrees of credibility and sympathy. In fact, I would say South Korean expats as a whole are usually great people.

However, I believe it is long past time for the US to pull out of South Korea (and Western Europe), amicably. When a majority of the local populace thrives on or requires anti-Americanism, it's time to quit serving it. With the US fighting two wars and running up insane debts, this would be a good and mutually understandable time for the US to begin to leave. South Koreans are rich enough to defend themselves and have plenty of veterans. The US will continue to sell the ROK whatever it can't make for itself. Their media can galvanize plenty of civilians in case the North Koreans invade. Why, maybe the North Koreans will even be much better to live with or under.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Clinton Democrats and the Credit Crunch

Friends and appointees of Bill should be taking the fall. How convenient they're now largely out of office.

Obama Supporter Calls for Joe the Plumber's Death

San Francisco radio automaton Karel calls for the death Joe the Plumber. It's a "progressive" jihad.

Yep, "progressive" Hope™ and Change™! It's all so tolerant and inclusive it gives me the willies.

How long before we hear "no man, no problem" as official Obama policy? It used to work in Chicago, you know.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Begging for Mercy

In Somalia, a 13-year-old girl (according to Amnesty International; the Islamists put her age at 23) who was gang-raped or, if you believe the Islamists, confessed to adultery, was recently stoned to death.

The following excerpted paragraphs are revolting, so skip them if you're sensitive. But do remember that this is a benefit of diversity and no culture is better than any other:

"Don't kill me, don't kill me," she said, according to the man who wanted to remain anonymous. A few minutes later, more than 50 men threw stones.

Numerous eye-witnesses say she was forced into a hole, buried up to her neck then pelted with stones until she died in front of more than 1,000 people last week.

The witness said people crowdinground to see the execution said it was"awful".

"People were saying this was not good for Sharia law, this was not good for human rights, this was not good for anything."

According to Amnesty International, nurses were sent to check during the stoning whether the victim was still alive. They removed her from the ground and declared that she was, before she was replaced so the stoning could continue.

Amnesty International made sure she was dead so the stoning by 50 men could continue. Now that's progressive! Islam is indeed a religion of peace, for the dead are the most peaceful among us.

Has Amnesty International facilitated such stonings before? Even though the girl/woman was dead, for how much longer did the stoning continue? Until there were no more rocks? Until the 50 mens' arms got tired?

Thursday, November 06, 2008


A taste of what's coming:
Detroit, Michigan
— The change we need? President-elect Barack Obama has just named Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm to his 17-member economic advisory panel.


But Granholm has presided over the worst state economy in the United States since her election in 2003. Just last year, in the teeth of a gaping budget deficit and galloping unemployment now at 8.7 percent, she raised personal income taxes 17 percent. Her energy legislation passed this year further taxed Michigan ratepayers by hiking their utility bills an estimated 12 percent while gutting Michigan’s energy market deregulation so that major utilities can deal with the coming 10-percent RPS (not to mention modernizing old coal plants in the face of a predicted federal cap-and-trade plan).


I've got a new President, which is good. I don't know much about him, because the press focused on Palin's wardrobe, a bogus McCain scandal, and everything but Mr. Obama himself, which is bad. Coverage of Rezko, Wright, Khalidi, Ayers, "bankrupting the coal industry," "spreading the wealth," breaking his public financing pledge then accepting online donations with verification intentionally turned off, tours of the blighted areas where Mr. Obama "community organized" to no effect, his role in suing Citibank to lend to bad credit risks, his overwhelming number of gutless "present" votes--barely a word. The national press wanted Obama/Biden to win, and they succeeded. Of course, Bush did his part to help, but he will not be thanked for it.

I do enjoy watching the falling share prices of most media outlets. It would be refreshing to see entire journalism schools shut down because the students have come to realize the degree is worthless and quit entering them. Oh tenured boob who can do nothing, who has done nothing for decades, but scribble mental dribble, what will you do when your department goes under?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Obama-Palin Ticket

Howard Stern asks people if they'll vote for Obama after attributing McCain policies and McCain's VP to Obama:

Unquestioning DNC party loyalty: don't ask, don't tell, don't think!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Al Franken (D), Asshole

I happened across this Star Tribune article about how alpha wanker Al Franken, currently running for a Senate seat, mocked the physical tic of a college student identified by other students as a conservative—the minority it's recommended to bash and offend—after the kid avoided having his picture taken with Franken. Franken also, as many leftist statists are wont to do, drilled him with a flow of aggressive accusative questions about the student's assumed views and models. Despite the abuse, the kid offered to shake Francine's hand; Franken refused. His minders probably aware of what an insufferable immature jerk Franken had just shown himself to be, he was hustled away. President of the Carleton College Democrats, Pablo Kenney, backs up the abused student's story.

If only video footage existed! See ya, Senate hopes. Then again, for many "liberal" Democrats, such footage would probably confirm their beliefs that Al is indeed "one of us."

Al Franken: Democrat, "funny" guy, ass****. This story reminds me of many "tolerant and liberal" people I've met, especially Ontarians and Left Coasters.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Crisis: Bringing the Newsroom Home

On January 13, 2008, the New York Times reported on 121 cases of veterans returning to civilian life but "bringing the battlefield home": committing or being charged for murder. When the Weekly Standard employed the requisite context that the New York Times did not, the results indicated that "the actual homicide rate among civilians is higher in similar demographic groups":

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and other veterans’ advocacy groups are absolutely correct that not merely “many” but the vast majority of veterans not only remain completely law-abiding but go on to lead stable and productive personal, professional, and civic lives. Assuming 121 homicide cases in relation to 749,932 total discharges through 2007, 99.98 percent of all discharged Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have not committed or been charged with homicide.

And assuming 121 cases and 749,932 total discharges, the homicide offending rate for the discharged veterans would be 16.1 per 100,000. The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has demographic data aplenty on homicide offending rates. For instance, in 2005, for white males aged 18-24, the rate was about 20 per 100,000. The Times opined that 121 was the “minimum” number, even as it counted veterans charged but not convicted with veterans tried and found guilty. Doubling the number to 242 would double the rate to 32.2 per 100,000.

Far more worrisome is the trend of Journalists Gone Wild, an article apparently as thoroughly researched as that of the New York Times: to wit, America's media misanthropes are bringing home the stress of speaking questionable truth to power from the safety of the newsroom, where they become corrupted, robbing banks, beating wives, molesting children, stealing property, and taking lives—committing hundreds of crimes. It is a crisis!

Of course, why worry about any of that when Dutch e-tailers' product displays run amok (let video content load). If not contained in time, such threats to global e-businesses will become more than a crisis, they'll become super-duper crises!