Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Give Me the Magic Word

TALLAHASSEE -- A state legislator whose district is home to thousands of Caribbean immigrants wants to ban the term "illegal alien" from the state's official documents.

"I personally find the word 'alien' offensive when applied to individuals, especially to children," said Sen. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami. "An alien to me is someone from out of space."

Ah, yes the classic liberal standby. Let us institute the principles of Orwellian Newspeak, for the children.

She has introduced a bill providing that: "A state agency or official may not use the term 'illegal alien' in an official document of the state." There would be no penalty for using the words.

So, the bill would have the same effect as our laws protecting our borders. It will be ignored outright by some, and adopted by the new illiteratti.

In Miami-Dade County, Wilson said, "we don't say 'alien,' we say 'immigrant.'"

Because in Miami-Dade County, you are a collection of idiots.

Merriam Webster:


2 : a foreign-born resident who has not been naturalized and is still a subject or citizen of a foreign country; broadly : a foreign-born citizen

Gee, it does not say anything about outer space here.; although the whereabouts of Frederica's brain might fit that geographical description. What is not to like? What is it about these criminal alien invaders that doesn't fit the definition above? The only time a child is going to bawl his eyes out, when he is labeled thus, is if I print it out and staple it to their forehead. Hmmm.

She said she encountered the situation when trying to pass a bill allowing children of foreigners to get in-state tuition at colleges and universities. Wilson, who directs a dropout prevention and education program in Miami, said she politely asks witnesses at public hearings on such issues not to use the term.

To which they held up the three longest fingers on their hands and told her to read between the lines. It's a perfect reply. Everyone with a brain gets it and laughs, while the target sits there with a puzzling look on her face.

"There are students in our schools whose parents are trying to become citizens and we shouldn't label them," she said. "They are immigrants, through no fault of their own, not aliens."

Huh? So they aren't aliens through no fault of their own? Rewind to the definition above.

Wilson said the first word isn't as bad as the second.
"'Illegal,' I can live with, but I like 'undocumented' better," she said.

I really want to know what word she definitely can't live with, so that I can be one of many, working hard to hasten her mortal departure.

Asked if her bill (SB 2154) might run afoul of Gov. Charlie Crist's "plain speaking" mandate for government agencies, Wilson said, "I think getting rid of 'alien' would be plain speaking."
Right. 'immigrant' is far plainer than 'alien'. Insol said, "I think getting rid of criminal aliens would be plain common sense."


Tuesday, February 20, 2007

European Enlightenment

Back in good old 2000:

Italians Fight U.S. Use of Death Penalty
by Jeffrey Fleishman

ROME - Like those of most American death-row inmates, the name of Derek Rocco Barnabei, convicted in 1995 of murdering his girlfriend and dumping her nude body into a murky Virginia river, has faded from headlines to near-obscurity in the United States.

An Italian American known to his buddies as Serafino, Barnabei is scheduled to be taken from his cell on Sept. 14 and given a lethal injection.

The execution will most likely warrant only a few paragraphs, maybe accompanied by a mug shot, in American newspapers.

But, 6,000 miles away, in Italy, Barnabei is a cause celebre, portrayed as a martyr trapped in an American court system bent more on vengeance than compassion.

To many Europeans, the impending execution represents a nation permeated with violence and misguided justice. Italy and most other European countries oppose capital punishment. Seventy-three nations, including all of Western Europe, have abolished the practice.

The European Union consistently sponsors resolutions at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights for a global moratorium on capital punishment. Each time a death sentence is commuted anywhere in the world, Rome celebrates by illuminating the Colosseum in gold and white.

Italians hold vigils for those facing the electric chair. Pope John Paul II pleads for mercy. Last year, Italy's Bennetton clothing chain sponsored billboards sympathetically picturing American killers in white prison uniforms.

And three years ago, in one of the more bizarre twists of anticapital-punishment fervor, the Sicilian city of Palermo chartered a plane and flew the body of an executed American murderer from Virginia for burial in a cemetery usually reserved for dukes and Mafia bosses.

The tombstone reads: "Joseph R. O'Dell 3rd, beloved husband of Lori Urs O'Dell, honorary citizen of Palermo, killed by Virginia, U.S.A., in a merciless and brutal justice system."

The Italian media, never at a loss for conjecture and hyperbole, spun a morality play around O'Dell, who was arrested in 1985 for raping, sodomizing and murdering Helen Schartner in Virginia Beach. Italian politicians and columnists argued that DNA evidence existed that would have proved O'Dell's innocence. The Virginia courts were unmoved.

Fast Forward to Today:

Italian judge orders girl, 13, to have abortion

10:28 AM CST on Tuesday, February 20, 2007


An Italian judge has ordered a 13-year-old girl from Torino to abort her unborn child because her parents were opposed to the baby, according to La Stampa newspaper.

Italian legislation states that a minor is not allowed to decide whether to abort or not and the decision falls entirely on the guardians or parents.

The paper reports that the girl didn't want to abort the baby but had to after the ruling.

The girl got pregnant by her 15-year-old boyfriend but despite this she still wanted to keep the baby.

However her parents demanded an abortion. After the abortion, the girl went into a frenzy and threatened to kill herself.

"The unborn baby is still a life and I defend life whatever the situation." Severino Poletto, Archbishop of Torino told the paper.

"Society must take of this child. I certainly oppose abortions but this case allows us to reflect on the situation. We have to take a step back and ask ourselves how this could have happened to a 13-year-old girl." he added.

It is so nice to know the Italian people and their government have their priorities straight, when it comes to justice for the innocent. It's too bad the people in the U.S. don't share all of that wonderful European enlightenment. We are just a pack of backwater conservative fossils, who have yet to learn how to apply the reciprocal of morality to our every day life.


Monday, February 12, 2007


We have such fine leadership in Washington. Leadership means being able to set priorities, then stick to them. Priority order is defined, by the fine example set by our great leaders in the halls of government. This is the list sent out to freshman and seasoned crooks alike.

1) Pass a nice juicy, pork-laden bill for your big donors. While you are at it, hit your big donors up for some more money. Toss a nice green salad and charge $25K a plate for it. If they do not want to trade lettuce, tell them you could always flip-flop and drive your tap into the opposition, just like a big ol' Vermont maple tree. When it bleeds cash, you are the first one there, with the bucket.

2) Cover your political ass with sound bites and international concensus slogans, while Iran continues to commit acts of war against our military. Once they secure our defeat in Iraq and then secure a nuke or two, you can always bitch about how we should have done something about it, but now it is too late. You can wax all philosophical-like about how you were the voice in the forest and nobody was listening and blah.. blah.. blah..

3) Get those teeth whitened, those hair plugs fluffed up and that botox injected. Campaign for President and/or the Senate and/or the House and/or suck up to your political patrons, for a judicial appointment. Take whichever comes first.

4) Pick some important issue you don't give a flying crap about; just for the sake of argument, let’s say… winning in Iraq. Cry on camera to cover up any of your votes that may not be popular now. The public loves it when you get all teary eyed and apologetic on camera. Make sure you wear water soluble mascara that day if you are a woman, and full eye contacts if you are male. Women are supposed to let the levy break. Man tears take more planning. Men should look like they are brimming, about to trickle. They should give the impression that, by sheer testosterone driven will, they are barely holding back a flood of heartfelt emotion. Make sure there is a controlled crack in your voice here and there, during the speech. The male instructions can be applied to harpies, like Hillary, since she has more testosterone than most male politicians in D.C. Hearts and minds, baby.

5) Accuse the opposition party of being a culture of corruption, while installing your own crooks in key positions, sometimes for round two or even three. There is no sense in letting those embezzling indictments cool off. The press can only cover so much at once. If you commit public crimes by attrition, you can sqeeze the good stuff through unnoticed.

Back in Roman times, this was known as the Hannibal Ring of Steel maneuver.

You create a diversionary scandal right in the middle of your front lines. As the press surges forward with aggressive offense, the faux scandal target falls back, like a wounded animal. While the dopey scribes pile on the ratings, you circle around the back with your criminal cavalry, armed with criminal midnight legislation. Then, they can swiftly steal everything backstage, which is not firmly nailed down. Today, they call this strategy the Monica Lewinsky stain of subversion, or the Sandy Burglary.

6) Leverage that drug and alcohol problem for all its worth. Everybody loves drugs and alcohol in Washington. You have a disease, Ok? You are struggling with it. It makes you a flawed human being, who is a victim of personal angst and social pressure. We celebrate flawed, pathetic losers in America today. You are special. Raise your glass to modern politics and praise the virtues of anti-depressants. You need anti-depressants. Being a pathetic loser, lying, cheating and playing cover-up all day and all night, is enough to make any sober person depressed. Your only other choice is to have your conscience permanently and surgically removed, during the next face lift. Just ask Nancy Pelosi for the phone number of her personal surgeon.

7) Make a guest appearance on the Daily Show, or your favorite liberal time slot, anywhere in the prime time schedule. Crack some jokes about the administration, while your favorite media groupie lobs a few cream puff questions at you. Act like they were serious questions, deserving serious answers. Wink. Wink. Nod. Nod. Brush some fake sweat off your forehead and mildy rebuff your comrade, for his ‘tough’ line of questioning.

8) Go on an all expenses junket trip to Europe, via Baghdad, so it looks like you were working hard to check out how the new Vietnam is shaping up, first hand. Bad mouth the commander-in-defeat over in Europe. Bad mouth the troops abroad, while praising them here.
Make sure that our defeat overseas, is going forward, as planned.

9) Get some pictures snapped for the XXX-Times newspaper, showing what a solon of the people you are by eating something with trans-fat in it. Say something goofy, that your media analyst told you was common amongst the Hoi polloi. Follow it up with something snobby, so you can re-assure your blue-blooded brethren, that the senatorial Optimate in you, is going nowhere soon.

10) If you are black, whip out the gospel rhetoric, framing America as the the land of racist oppression, built entirely on the sweaty backs of African slaves. Irish, Italian and French textile immigrants need not apply. Make a solemn promise to everyone, except the color-blind Nazi conservatives. If you are elected, you will break those horrible chains of welfare reform, with reparations payments. Everyone will then walk hand-in-hand, in the uplifting spirit of white guilt and black reverse racism. The cry will rise up: "Yes we can!"

11) Talk about how global warming is a bigger threat than global terrorism. Throw up all kinds of colorful graphs and charts showing the millions of virtual children killed in your computer models. Show them how we should dump billions of opportunity dollars into this hysterical black hole, so your tree-hugging donors can sleep soundly, with privates in hand.

Remember, it is the perfect issue.

You never actually have to do anything about it. If anything bad happens, it is caused by global warming. If bad stuff continues to happen, you can say we may be too late. If anything good happens, it's because we listened to you. If nothing changes, you can say these things take time. Do not worry. As soon as your liberal carcass is warming a chair in D.C., all of those pictures of Hermaphrodite polar bears, sunbathing on ice cubes, will disappear from the press, with the magic of media bias.

12) Get in front of a mob of illegal invaders and shout out your support for their revolution. Promise the new Mexican illiteratti that they can have all of those extra social security dollars that are just lying around unused. Make sure they are permitted to continue committing the crimes Americans can't be bothered to commit. Why should they speak English? It is the language of the same evil oppressors who are holding down the other minorities. Make sure the domestic defeat is going forward as planned.


… A lot more stuff that may not be important to you, but this isn’t about you, ok?


Friday, February 09, 2007

A Gramme is Better than a Damn

Much like the illegal invasion of our country, the issue of drugging children for the syndrome-du-jour is beginning to scare the hell out of me. A grandmother on the radio this morning was lamenting her powerlessness to find a solution for her grandson, who at age ten, is nodding off in the middle of the day and is completely non-functional, since his parents began to use the a chemical nanny at age five. Just try to tell me that this child is not ruined for life.

It's about the Children

I horrify myself with the thought that I might be one of those kids, had I been born a mere decade ago. I was a restless, unruly daydreamer at times as a child. I hated school. I was always fiddling with things, taking them apart, peaking the ire of my mother, when I was unable to reassemble them. I was learning in my own way. My father spanked me only once in his life, because I almost toddled under the wheels of a truck. I remember getting a good shot from mom too. Why? I was pushing every single button I could push, to solicit her anger. I was twisting every knob and toggling every toggle switch. She finally gave it to me. I can tell you with absolute certainty that I deserved every last drop.

My parents used good old-fashioned discipline, applied when it was necessary, not when they felt like it. There is nothing wrong with that. These days, the secular humanist movement believes this to be completely intolerable. They tout the dangers of violence transmitted over generations. Do not misunderstand me. There is always a kernel of truth, to most issues of social dysfunction. As usual, the unprofessional professionals take the fringe data, broadly brush the entire population with it and instantly declare it their moral duty to eradicate all of their hypothetical shortcomings from the normal stream of human behavior. They must be more enlightened and informed than all of those humans, who have moved this species along for thousands of years. Right?

"There's always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering. In the past you could only accomplish these things by making a great effort and after years of hard moral training. Now, you swallow two or three half-gramme tablets, and there you are. Anybody can be virtuous now. You can carry at least half your morality about in a bottle. Christianity without tears-that's what soma is."
- World Controller Mustapha Mond from Huxley’s Brave New World
Substitute the Paddle

Now we have a reckless social policy. When that happens, people look for alternatives. It resembles my town's policy on appliance recycling. You cannot put them out in the trash, yet they have no policy to deal with them. So what happens? You see old monitors, trash compactors and broken TVs on the side of the road.

If you cannot spank a child and your touchy feely timeouts do not work, some parents have discovered that the doctor will be more than willing to prescribe a legal pill, with a legal diagnosis. Then they can proceed to destroy a potentially creative mind, by cutting off its ability to gather and analyze the environmental data around it. The child becomes another animatronic fixture in the home, calm, collected, devoid of offensive behavior, yet completely uninspired. Then you have a budding victim, groomed for dependency on the state.

"If you feel you are not properly sedated, call 348-844 immediately. Failure to do so may result in prosecution for criminal drug evasion." – medicine cabinet voice from film THX-1138
When the Other Shoe drops

I am wondering what it will be like to have an army of ACLU protected sociopath adult zombies, who have had the delicate brain wiring of their youth corrosively dissolved by medication, ambling about in the very near future. They will be committing the crimes of the future, insulated by the victim status of their condition.

"There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence." – Alex from Clockwork Orange

I guess we will be looking at another quick fix social experiment gone awry, with no specific villain you can usher toward the gallows for relief.


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Blacklist Era Won't Fade to Black

Boy, the left has never let us forget this one.

Ideas & Trends; The Blacklist Era Won't Fade to Black

October 5, 1997, Sunday
By BERNARD WEINRAUB (NYT); Week in Review Desk
Late Edition - Final, Section 4, Page 5, Column 1, 957 words

DISPLAYING ABSTRACT - Blacklist still torments Hollywood; 50 years after many of victims and accusers of Hollywood blacklist have died, movie industry is struggling to make amends for McCarthy era, when studios, unions, stars, and film makers crumbled before House Committee on Un-American Activities and its investigation of Communist influence; Writers Guild of America, one of several Hollywood unions that failed to support members blacklisted in 1950's, recently announced that it is restoring credits on 23 films written by blacklisted screenwriters

FF to today, in the local news:

Global warming debate spurs Ore. title tiff

06:51 AM PST on Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Taylor has held the title of "state climatologist" since 1991 when the legislature created a state climate office at OSU The university created the job title, not the state.

His opinions conflict not only with many other scientists, but with the state of Oregon's policies.

So the governor wants to take that title from Taylor and make it a position that he would appoint.

Of course. The governor wants to appoint someone who's political and scientific opinions line up with his own.

Kulongoski said the state needs a consistent message on reducing greenhouse gases to combat climate change.

The Governor says, "I just think there has to be somebody that says, 'this is the state position on this.'"
And the state runs the Ministry of Truth. So, get Winston on the horn and tell him to erase those dissenting views from the history books.

Del. scientist's view on climate change criticized

By Jeff Montgomery
The News Journal

WILMINGTON, Del. David Legates is skeptical of global warming data.

"I certainly think that Legates is a good example of someone who has chosen, for whatever reason, to have much of his work sponsored indirectly by ExxonMobil," said Seth Shulman, primary author of the Union of Concerned Scientists report.

"In these cases, these people are often putting out information as the 'state climatologist,' whereas it's really at best an incomplete accounting of their affiliation," Shulman said.

ExxonMobil, which posted a record $39.5 billion profit last year, was accused by UCS of funneling $16 million to advocacy groups over a seven-year period in an effort to "confuse the public on global warming science," including some groups that have worked closely with Legates or other climate change critics.

I'm sure glad Concerned Scientists, like Seth Shulman, are breaking down the facts of the science for us, instead of targeting the person's financial backing. We all know for certain, if your backing for the global warming 'concensus' is funded by Greenpeace, Sierra or any whackadoo moonbat source, it must be driven by pure nobility and social justice. So facts need not apply, or be challenged. The Spanish Inquisition has spoken.

Heh. Seth Shulman. I can smell the marajuana smoke wafting from that name. Yes. That was a personal attack. It was intentional.

Joseph McCarthy
Reexaming the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator
Free Press


When Richard Rovere would publish his dark masterpiece, Senator Joe McCarthy, two years later, he asserted that, "like Hitler, McCarthy was a screamer, a political thug, a master of the mob," and that he "usurped executive and judicial authority whenever the fancy struck him." As for McCarthy's supporters, "the bat-haunted Minute Women of the U.S.A., to the Texas millionaires, to the China Lobby, to the 'hard' anti-Communist intelligentsia of New York,"

...they came to McCarthy "from the outmost fringes, where grievances and anxieties were the strongest and the least grounded in reason; where the passion for authoritarian leadership was greatest; where the will to hate and condemn and punish could most easily be transformed into political action."

Yeah. Screaming mob master and political thug, doesn't in any way resemble Al Gore's behavior. I guess blacklisting people and stifling their opinions with threats over losing their jobs, simply because they want to engage in genuine scientific debate, is not a form of classic McCarthyism. The tree huggers are just trying to save you from yourself. They are trying to save you from an impending threat, which you are too stupid to understand by looking at the facts. Trust them. It's not a witch hunt.

BTW, I buy gasoline. My views are in no way funded by ExxonMobil.