Friday, June 30, 2006

Accidental Tech Entrepreneurs Strike It Rich On Their Own.

Whenever you hear the terminal negativism of the Left who preach that nothing good can occur without the involvement of liberal government, keep in mind these stories of DIY leading to $$$.

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Friday Fivers

I forgot to do this last week and given the choice between depressing myself over the Supreme Court's signing a treaty with Al Queda in order to cripple our war efforts yesterday and the feckless Stupid Party who are so terrified of crossing the Grey Lady of the Treason Media for their jihad against America that they won't condemn them in a resolution - the legal equivalent of flipping someone off with all the lasting relevance - or doing ten questions of fluff, I'll go with the fluff for the moment.

1. How many foreign countries have you visited?

Two - Canada and Italy. I hope to travel more, though.

2. What do you always take with you on vacation?

A t-shirt that reads "YOU'RE GODDAMN RIGHT I'M A F*CKING AMERICAN, BITCHES!"

3. Name something you've lost recently:

The lens hood to my Sigma zoom lens. Drat.

4. Do you prefer action packed vacations or relaxing ones?

Relaxing.

5. Other people's vacation photographs: do you really want to see them?

No.

1. What was the last new song you discovered?

Klaus Nomi - "After The Fall"

2. What was the last new dish you tasted?

I don't lick the plates.

3. Where was the last place you visited for the first time?

Hmmm...can't recall. Maybe Point Pelee, Ontario?

4. Who was the last new person you met?

Pete Shelley, leader of the Buzzcocks.

5. What was the last new toy you played with?

My stupid Xbox 360.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

It's Official!!! The GOP Will Steal The 2006 Elections!!!

Or that's what unhinged moonbat moron Mark Crispin Miller says at The Huffington Post. His theory - typical of those suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome - is that there is no way that the Stupid Party could defeat their Divine Right honestly, so if the fascist Dems can't win, then they should riot in the streets until they are handed power.

As a commenter here notes:

Let's follow the "Professor's" logic.

Democrats win back Congress in 2006 = Elections fair and upright. No need to look into any voting anomolies, particularly in Chicago, Wisconsin or New Mexico.

Republicans retain Congress in 2006 = Elections stolen, crooked, and the people should rise up and cast off their fascist overseers.

Someone should explain to this "academic" (and I use the word loosely, the way people use the word "athlete" when discussing card players) that if democracy only works when one side wins that it's not really democracy, is it? Then, let him take his Prozac and hope for the best.
It's funny to notice that even though "democracy" and "Democrats" share seven letters, they share little of the underlying meaning.

They are sore losers and that is why they are in league with the Treason Media: If they can't have the power, then no one can have a safe and peaceful country. "DIE, YOU MORONS!!!" should be their new bumper sticker slogan.

Thursday Morning Coffee

It's been crap week alright. First, the bank insanely rejects our house bid (they're operating under the delusion that the place is worth $100K more than our offer); then work has been ridiculous and as a result, I'm brain-fried. Instead of doing more of my writing and redesigning the web site the customer is starting to get whiny about, I decided to veg out and play some video games, which leads to my first topic...

MY STUPID XBOX 360 IS ASKING TO BE KILLED!!! Against my better judgement, I decided to play some DOA4 and as usual, I got whupped royally by the computer - long-time readers have seen me complain about how brutally hard this iteration is - but after a miserable 45 minutes, I finally beat the end boss and when the screen went to black to play the end cinematic...IT STAYED BLACK!!!! WTF?!?!?!? My 360 was dead - no red ring, but not doing anything. So, I shut it off, restarted it, loaded the game and, yep, it showed no trace of my victory and no extra costume was unlocked for the guy I was working. Pathetic!!!

WEIRD SPAM FIGHTING - aka "SCAMBAITING": I'd never heard of such a thing, but this looks vaguely amusing. (h/t The Corner)

DIRK'S DISH DU JOUR: Since she was one of the two toughest opponents in my futile DOA4 effort last night, today's DDDJ is Ayane, here seen in DOA Xtreme Beach Volleyball.


Yes, I am a geek. :)

Po' Gamer Alert! Circuit City Games for $8.96!!!

Saw on Digg that Circuit City Games has a buttload of games for $8.96 each! The list is too long to print here, so click the link and stock up, yo!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Why SWIFT Mattered.

Power Line has the sauce:

Jake Tapper had a great idea: he called former New Jersey Governor and co-chairman of the September 11 Commission on the telephone to ask why Kean was so convinced that the terrorist finance program carried out through SWIFT was important and should not have been blown by the New York and Los Angeles Times:

What I wanted to understand: what would terrorists and those who wish the US harm know now, with the Friday disclosure of the program, that they wouldn't have already known from the first few weeks after 9/11 when President Bush announced that the administration would do everything it could to get all data from every bank around the world.

Kean said that when he was briefed by the Treasury Department on the program, "I was told very few people knew about this facility," which provides transaction processing services for over 7,000 financial organizations located in 194 countries worldwide.

"I was told that very few financial houses in this country knew about it; it was not well known even by people in banking," Kean said. "The terrorists didn't know the financial transactions went through this one group. Treasury told me, this was a method of financial tracking that people didn't understand, that nobody knew this was how things were done. Top-notch people in the US didn't even know."

"The second thing is that it took a long time to get this program set up. SWIFT is not US-controlled; we had to persuade them to cooperate, convince them that this was so important to the war on terrorism. It was a great coup when all these other countries agreed to go along."

All of that work may now be undone by the fecklessness of our newspapers.
The Belgian government announced today that it will investigate the SWIFT program:

The Belgian government says it will look into U.S. data mining of private financial records held by SWIFT -- a Brussels-based global banking entity.

"We need to ask what are the legal frontiers in this case and whether it is right that a U.S. civil servant could look at private transactions without the approval of a Belgian judge," government spokesman Didier Seus said Monday.

It appears likely that one way or another, SWIFT's cooperation may come to an end. Of course, it may not matter since, now that they know about SWIFT, the terrorists presumably can figure out how to carry out their transactions without creating a record there.
The Left has always shrieked that Team Dubya wasn't seeking international cooperation and the NYT, as posted below, said that we needed to look into the financing of terror. But after Team Dubya cooperated with the international banking community AND successfully tracked terror money, what did they Left's Treason Media do?

THEY BLEW THE SECRET!!!!

The problem isn't that Dubya isn't doing what they say he should; it's that no matter what he does, they will move to destroy him and if that means risking countless lives as collateral damage, SO BE IT!!!!! It's the Left's Divine Right to rule us and don't ANYONE think that you can stand in their way!!!

Wednesday Morning Coffee (Anne Hathaway Edition!)

A WAR ONLY ON THEIR TERMS: Jonah Goldberg has a sharp (but depressing) column about how liberals believe that the proper response to 9/11 would've been more socialism and since they didn't get that, they will undermine our security while they get their revenge.

In the years since 9/11, all of these organs have given a megaphone to those castigating the
president for failing to unite the country more. September 11 was a “missed opportunity,” according to countless liberal voices, because in spite of the nation’s unity, the president didn’t ask for a shared sacrifice. All of these elite voices — and they number in the hundreds — subscribed to a pinched and narrow definition of “sacrifice.” Indeed, it was a grand game of bait-and-switch. Unity and sacrifice must be measured in terms of tax hikes and economic redistribution.

As befits his role in public discourse, Bill Moyers provided an illuminating caricature of this thinking. After the 9/11 attacks, he wrote, “This catastrophe has reminded us of a basic truth at the heart of our democracy: No matter our wealth or status or faith, we are all equal before the law, in the voting booth and when death rains down from the sky.” And because of this, Moyers argued, America must implement the usual laundry list of liberal social policies, including the repeal of NAFTA and the implementation of single-payer health care.

[snip]

This month, the Times exposed the government’s ongoing program to track terrorists’ financial transactions — a policy the Times itself vigorously editorialized in favor of. There have been no allegations of abuse or illegality. There are no pressing constitutional issues involved, and nobody seriously disputes that it is an important program. The Times simply thinks it’s in the public interest to expose it and, hence, cripple it. The Times ignored pleas from a wide array of public officials, including the chairmen of the 9/11 Commission, who apparently see such efforts as the sort of “imaginative” work the government should be doing.

A glimpse into the thinking behind Times executive editor Bill Keller’s decision to green-light the story can be gleaned by noting his tactic of referring to this as a program of the Bush “administration” rather than a government program. It seems the Times has simply concluded that a president who won’t use the war on terror to unify the country on terms the newspaper finds favorable isn’t justified in fighting that war at all.
Read it all and realize why liberalism is a death sentence being sold as a panacea.

DIRK'S DISH DU JOUR: Since I'm swamped with work and will be unlikely to post any more depressing stuff today, here is a bonanza of shots of prior DDDJ girl, Anne Hathaway:









She was on Letterman last night - thus why she's on my mind now - and said she'd been dating some investments dude for a couple of years now. While it's nice to see an actress willing to date civilians, it goes to show that unless you're rich, you still stand little chance. Oh well.

“A Good Program…to Make Us Safer…Is Over.”

Byron York talks to Thomas Kean, the co-chairman of the September 11 Commission about the NY Times' treason and how America is less safe - collateral damage in the Treason Media's jihad against Dubya.

“I think it’s over,” Kean says. “Terrorists read the newspapers. Once the program became known, then obviously the terrorists were not going to use these methods any more.”

“That’s the way it is in this war,” says Kean. “There are a number of programs we are using to try to disrupt terrorist activities, and you never know which one is going to be successful. We knew that this one already had been.
And that's why the Treason Media determined it had to end. Left in place, the SWIFT program would've allowed us to roll up more terrorists and their financiers and less attacks and death means fewer clubs with which to beat Team Dubya about the head with. If the War on Terror appears to be succeeding, then voters won't have cause to toss out the GOP and elect the desired fasicst Democrat candidates.

In order to secure political power, people need to die - soldiers, terror victims, anyone - and with the Treason Media's assistance, Al Queda will be able to kill many, many more innocent people. All to punish America for not following orders and electing Democrats.

Now the EU is piling on, because they don't want to rile up the Muslim hordes which occupy their lands and are poised to riot and murder (like France last year) their dhimmi subjects. We're always lectured by the liberal elites that we should be more like Europe, but with their history of genocide, appeasement and scary enthusiam for fascist government, I think we should pass on the generous offers.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The New York Times, 9/24/01

From the "That Was Then, This Is Not Then" Files:

The Bush administration is preparing new laws to help track terrorists through their money-laundering activity and is readying an executive order freezing the assets of known terrorists. Much more is needed, including stricter regulations, the recruitment of specialized investigators and greater cooperation with foreign banking authorities. There must also must be closer coordination among America's law enforcement, national security and financial regulatory agencies....If America is going to wage a new kind of war against terrorism, it must act on all fronts, including the financial one.
Then the shock of the attack wore off and the Times jihad to destroy Dubya began again. Power at all costs, that's their motto, even if a million people have to die in the process.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

The Treason Media Strikes Again. Will America Strike Back?

Last Friday, the NY and LA Times ran stories revealing a previously secret operation to track the financial dealings of those who fund the terrorists who are blowing up our soldiers. The plan was legal - even by the skeptical standards of the Treason Media - Congress was briefed, our international allies were cooperating and it was effective, having led to the capture of the Bali nightclub bombing financeers.

So, why blow the secret and set back the War on Terror? Well, if you listen to the feeble bleating of Bill Keller, it was the in the public interest; but in the words of those not defending treason, it was blackmail and part of the continuing War Against Dubya that the Treason Media is waging, no matter how much less safe the nation becomes.

Rather than breaking my Lee Press-Ons ranting longer, here are a bunch of links and comments that are 1000% on the mark. Liberal readers should realize that as much as they despise Team Dubya, by trying to take him down this way, their own necks are now at risk. Do you think the jihadiis are going to make sure they don't kill the useful idiots who have common cause with them?

Ace of Spades HQ says, NYT, WaPo Again Work Tirelessly To Undermine American Security:

The left continues to undermine national security in the most despicable, cynical way. I'm quite sure the reasonable liberals at the NYT and WaPo know full well that programs like this are absolutely vital, and their secrecy is likewise vital. However, they have made the most anti-American and evil sort of decision: While tools like this are vital for saving American lives, they will not permit any Republican President to use them. Only Democratic Presidents are permitted to employ the full panoply of powers for protecting American lives.

It's blackmail, pure and simple. Either let a Democrat into the White House, or we will continue to sabotage American security and, in effect, kill Americans. We will keep secrets when a Democrat is in office, but not a Republican. So we offer the American people a choice: Let the politicians we favor run the country, or we will help Al Qaeda murder you.
Hugh Hewitt had a note from an Iraq-based soldier, "Dear Mr. Keller: Thank you for continually contributing to the deaths of my fellow soldiers":
Your recent decision to publish information about a classified program intended to track the banking transactions of possible terrorists is not only detrimental to America but also to its fighting men and women overseas. I know because I am a sergeant in the army on my second tour to Iraq. As I am sure you don't know because you aren't in Iraq, and I am sure never will be, terrorism happens here everyday because there are rich men out there willing to support the everyday terrorist who plants bombs and shoots soldiers just to make a living. Without money terrorism in Iraq would die because there would no longer be supplies for IEDs, no mortars or RPGs, and no motivation for people to abandon regular work in hopes of striking it rich after killing a soldier.
The double-standard of the NY Times shrieking about the non-outing of Valerie Plame and the jailing of their reporter vs. the treason they commit in publishing REAL top secret info as called out by Andy McCarthy in "They’re Just More Important Than You Are":
And why this last? Remember five years ago, back when they figured “you’re not doing enough” was the best way to bash the Bush administration? Remember the Times and its ilk — disdainful of aggressive military responses — tut-tutting about how the disruption of money flows was the key to thwarting international terrorists. So why compromise that?

Is there some illegality going on in the government’s Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (exposed by the Times and other news outlets Friday)? No, no laws have been broken. Is there some abuse of power? No, there seem to have been extraordinary steps taken to inform relevant officials and win international cooperation. Why then? Why take action that can only aid and comfort the enemy in wartime?

Because, Keller haughtily pronounced, American methods of monitoring enemy money transfers are “a matter of public interest.”

Really? The Times prattles on about what it claims is a dearth of checks and balances, but what are the checks and balances on Bill Keller? Can it be that our security hinges on whether the editor of an antiwar, for-profit journal thinks some defense measure might be interesting?

Well, here’s something truly interesting: There are people in the U.S. intelligence community who are revealing the nation’s most precious secrets.

The media aspire to be the public’s watchdog? Ever on the prowl to promote good government? Okay, here we have public officials endangering American lives. Public officials whose violation of a solemn oath to protect national defense information is both a profound offense against honor and a serious crime.

What about the public interest in that? What about the public interest in rooting out those who betray their country in wartime?

Not on your life.

National-security secrets? All fair game. If it’s about how we detain, or infiltrate, or defang the monsters pledged to kill us, the New York Times reserves the right to derail us any time it finds such matters … interesting.

But the media’s own sources? That, and that alone, is sacrosanct. Worth protecting above all else.

National-security secrets, after all, are merely the public treasure that keeps us alive. Press informants are the private preserve of the media.

And they’re just more important than you are.
Michelle Malkin has items about the rationalizations being offered for treason and letters people are writing to AG Alberto Gonzales wondering why treason isn't being prosecuted:
To the Attorney General, I want to know when I can expect to see Eric Lichtblau, James Risen and Bill Keller, and the publisher of the New York Times , being led in handcuffs into a federal court building by your FBI agents or U.S. Marshalls? I fought for this nation in Vietnam and I'll be goddamed if I am going to stand silently by and see this country go down the drain because the Bush Administration does not have the balls to enforce the laws it has sworn to uphold to protect this country. Kindly step up to your responsibilities while there is still a country left to protect. A reply is expected.

John Boyle
Good luck on that one, John. They don't really care, I sadly suspect, despite Dubya calling the disclosure "disgraceful" and Tony Snow saying, "The NEW YORK TIMES and other news organizations ought to think long and hard about whether a public's right to know in some cases might override somebody's right to live." Whoa!!! Don't you just know that the Times and their fellow travellers heard that and screamed, "Right to Life! Keep your laws off my body, Jesus freak, Zionist neocon!!!"

Finally, National Review says "Revoke the NY Times Press Credentials":
The Bush administration pleaded with the newspapers not to publish what they had learned. But these requests, rooted in the national-security interests of the United States, were rebuffed....Yes, the public was being protected. Yes, terrorists trying to kill Americans were being brought to heel. Yes, it appears the program is legal. And yes, it appears the Bush administration made various accommodations out of respect for international opinion and privacy concerns. Despite all that, New York Times executive editor Bill Keller concluded that “the administration’s extraordinary access to this vast repository of international financial data, however carefully targeted use of it may be, is a matter of public interest.”

It is a matter of interest mainly to al Qaeda. The terrorists will now adapt. They will find new ways of transferring funds, and precious lines of intelligence will be lost. Murderers will get the resources they need to carry out their grisly business. As for the real public interest, it lies primarily in safety — and what the Times has ensured is that the public today is less safe.

Success in defeating the terrorists at war with us is dependent on good intelligence. Without obtaining it and keeping it secret, the government can’t even find the dots, much less connect them. If the compromising of our national-security secrets continues, terrorists will thrive and Americans will die. It has to be stopped.

The New York Times is a recidivist offender in what has become a relentless effort to undermine the intelligence-gathering without which a war against embedded terrorists cannot be won. And it is an unrepentant offender. In a letter published over the weekend, Keller once again defended the newspaper’s editorial decision to run its TFTP story. Without any trace of perceiving the danger inherent in public officials’ compromising of national-security information (a matter that the Times frothed over when it came to the comparative trifle of Valerie Plame’s status as a CIA employee), Keller indicated that the Times would continue revealing such matters whenever it unilaterally decided that doing so was in the public interest.

The president should match this morning’s tough talk with concrete action. Publications such as the Times, which act irresponsibly when given access to secrets on which national security depends, should have their access to government reduced. Their press credentials should be withdrawn. Reporting is surely a right, but press credentials are a privilege. This kind of conduct ought not be rewarded with privileged access.

Moreover, the Justice Department must be more aggressive than it has been in investigating national-security leaks. While prosecution of the press for publishing information helpful to the enemy in wartime would be controversial, pursuit of the government officials who leak it is not. At the very least, members of the media who report such information must be made to understand that the government will no longer regard them as immune from questioning when it investigates the leakers. They should be compelled to reveal their sources, on pain of contempt.
If we're in a fight for our survival, then it's long past time that we start acting like it. Jail the traitors and their sources, or surrender and call up Al Queda to transfer power and official declare America a dhimmi nation.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Star Lords!

The YouTube phenomenon has produced all sorts of videos that trod the fine line between clever and stupid, but this one definitely lands on the BRILLIANT side of the divide. It takes a bit to get going, but then it goes nuts!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Make Your Own Jackson Pollock Artwork!

I've never respected Pollock because his "art" is indistinguishable from old dropclothes and if you go here and click and drag your mouse cursor around, you too can be an "artistic genius." Bleah.

Will The Supreme Court Grant Privileges To Terrorists?

That's what Andrew C. McCarthy is worried about as the SCOTUS decides the case of Osama bin Laden's personal driver. We've been assaulted with a lot of hand-wringing about how America is a mean, cruel, evil nation because we don't give milk and cookies and a bedtime story as prescribed by the Geneva Convention. Problem with the terror sympathizers complaint is that the folks at Gitmo aren't eligible for the Geneva Convention. Here's a bit of why:

So exactly how are Islamic terrorists faring on Geneva’s “Do unto others” scorecard?

Well, the treaty’s provisions call for protecting civilians and civilian infrastructure. Al Qaeda targets civilians for mass murder and intentionally destroys civilian infrastructure.

The provisions call for membership in a regular military force which carries its arms openly. Al Qaeda’s idea of a weapon in open view is a hijacked jumbo jet in the seconds before it crashes into a building. Otherwise, it favors roadside bombs or high explosives concealed in vans burrowed in underground garages beneath bustling civilian skyscrapers.

The provisions call for wearing uniforms in order to distinguish members as authentic soldiers. Al Qaeda’s jihadists dress and conduct themselves ostensibly as civilians — the better to hide from real armies and lull actual civilians to their deaths.

The provisions call for treating captured enemy soldiers with the dignity and respect accorded to honorable prisoners of war: accounting for them, keeping them safe, allowing the International Committee of the Red Cross access to ensure their proper treatment.

Al Qaeda tortures and slaughters them.

When it comes to the prisoners they capture, al Qaeda doesn’t much care about the Geneva Conventions, the approbation of the ICRC, or Kofi Annan’s latest grandiloquence on the post-sovereign alchemy of international law.

All it cares about is “the verdict of the Islamic court.” It was that verdict, and no other, that the Mujahedeen Shura Council — Iraq’s thugs-in-chief — announced had been “carried out” against our fallen heroes by their new Zarqawi, Abu Hamza al-Muhajer. Needless to say, the deed was done “with God Almighty’s blessing.”

Which is to say, al Qaeda tortured and slaughtered them.
Definitely read it all. Our future may rest in the Supremes hands.

No Escaping AOHell!!!

lCustomer Service Rep Won't Let Customer Quit AOL. A snip of the joy:

VINCENT: I don't know how to make this any clearer, so I'm just gonna say it one last time. Cancel the account.

AOL: Well explain to me what's, why...

VINCENT: I'm not explaining anything to you. Cancel the account.

AOL: Well, what's the matter man? We're just, I'm just trying to help here.

VINCENT: You're not helping me. You're helping me...

AOL: I am trying to help.

VINCENT: Helping... listen, I called to cancel the account. Helping me would be canceling the account. Please help me and cancel the account.
Read it all to see what happened.

Wednesday Morning Coffee

I did have a few light items to post about before wading into the suck that is the War, but I discovered that Hot Air decided that they didn't like the tone some of their members took and banned a bunch of member, myself included. Compared to what I post here, what I said there was Romper Room, but a strain if checked pants Republicanism seems to be seeping in and they're trying to kick the "less temperate" people out, telling them to go to Free Republic, etc. I've written a note to Allahpundit and depending on how this plays out, I'll either be letting this drop or I'll be dropping their links and further mentions here.

Since I'm in a crabby mood now, let's have DIRK'S DISH DU JOUR to cheer us up: Rachel Nichols, who played "Boobs McPhee" (as TWOP dubbed her) on "Alias" in this last season.

Boobs McPhee
This is one of the reasons Why We Fight! If the cut-and-run, defeat-and-retreat dhimmi Dems have their way, their Islamofascist allies will make this all go away.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The Dirk World Cup!

A few posts down I was explaining why I wasn't watching the World Cup. Well, I've come up with a solution...

THE DIRK WORLD CUP!!!


(Click to get the full-size wallpaper.)

Murtha The Muppet!

Traitor John Murtha's latest insane ravings - "Let's move our troops to Okinawa!" - have been dissected over at Hot Air and in one thread an impromptu Photoshop contest broke out to transform this picture...



...into stuff like this...



...and...




(EDIT: Uh...wait a second...hmmm....it appears that they've blocked hot-linking. Fair enough. Just go to the thread to see the pictures.)

In the comments, someone observed:
I just realized something. Looking at his picture made me think of the 2 crotchety old hecklers in the Muppet Show’s balcony.
A little Googling and Photoshopping later, I posted this:



Ya gotta laugh to keep from screaming!

Why This War Isn't Like World War II.

Mark Levin's lets today's feckless "leaders" have it by contrasting how the agents of retreat and defeat differ from their forebearers of "The Greatest Generation". The sauce:

It’s time to reorient our thinking toward victory. In fact, it’s time to not only celebrate “the Greatest Generation,” as the media has characterized the World War II generation, but to emulate it in many respects.

For the past few years, we’ve watched the Senate debate, the Congress adopt, and then the president sign legislation that would confer constitutional rights on unlawful enemy combatants captured on the battlefield and detained at Guantanamo Bay, while we watch as our Marines are accused of war crimes at Haditha without the benefit of any due-process rights. (And notice, not a word from John McCain, Lindsey Graham, or Chuck Hagel.) We’ve watched as self-labeled human-rights groups have demanded that the Geneva Conventions be applied to terrorists, even though they’re applicable only to those who honor the rules of war. We’ve watched as the ACLU and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg’s offspring have brought lawsuits before activist courts challenging the conditions of the detained terrorists. We’ve watched as virtually every intelligence gathering technique is attacked as a civil-liberties and constitutional violation, from the Patriot Act and the NSA intercept program to data-mining and interrogating the enemy. We’ve watched as the Supreme Court and now lower federal courts have intervened in the president’s constitutional commander-in-chief duties, substituting their policy preferences for his despite their lack of information, experience, or competence. We’ve watched as the media have used every opportunity to undermine our war effort with flat-out false reporting (the phony story about flushing of a Koran down a toilet at Gitmo), the exploitation of Abu Ghraib (with overkill coverage), the promotion of irresponsible antiwar voices (such as Cindy Sheehan and Michael Berg), and the support of antiwar politicians like John Murtha (who went from a relative unknown to an overnight media sensation because of his shrill and irresponsible antiwar allegations). And we’ve watched as the media have splashed some of our nation’s most important war secrets across their front pages, and then give themselves awards for aiding and abetting the enemy.

No branch of government is acting as they acted during World War II. Rather than undermining the president’s leadership, Congress should be looking for ways to contribute to the winning this war. They’re few and far between. Rather than intervening in war-making decisions, the courts should acknowledge their limitations during war as past courts have. And even the administration appears tentative about using more military might to destroy this enemy, a hesitation which rarely entered FDR or Truman’s thinking. And, of course, whereas the media in the 1940’s focused their reportage on the evil that was the enemy, much of today’s media view George Bush as the real problem.

Meanwhile, two kidnapped U.S. soldiers were apparently brutally tortured and murdered today. And the question I pose to those who rightly honor the Greatest Generation is this: What would our country have done 60 years ago in response to this war crime? How would our political and military leadership have acted? By all accounts, they would have demanded severe retaliation and retribution. And by that I don’t mean “bringing the perpetrators to justice,” as if we’re talking about some law-enforcement response to a white-collar crime. No, I’m talking about a military response of such devastation that the enemy fears the consequences of future kidnappings and executions of our men and women in uniform. And that’s what’s missing in this war — the enemy does not fear us (at least not enough) and defeatism (rather than victory) is being preached from Capitol Hill and the news and editorial pages.
DAMN RIGHT!!!

Adventures In AIM Porn Spam (Tuesday Edition)

Here we go again:

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DirkBelig: Turnips are poor conversationalists.

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WTF is the deal with the web links? What's the point of trying to get people to come to sites if the links are bad?

The Party of Retreat and Defeat

A MUST READ article by Peter Collier and David Horowitz at FrontPage Magazine. Some snips:

As the fall elections approach, the Democrats have formally unveiled their platform for the war in Iraq: snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

At the very moment that documents captured from the Zarqawi death site indicate that Al Qaeda feels it is losing its war against the Iraqi future and has become so desperate that its only hope to prevail is by embroiling the U.S. in war with Iran; at the very moment Iraq’s democratically elected government is establishing itself as a functioning regime, and its increasingly capable military becomes more successfully engaged against the insurgents —at this critical moment for the future of Iraq and the Middle East, more than three quarters of the House Democrats have voted against a resolution to “complete the mission.”

For the first time in American history, a major political party wants America to run from a war we are winning.

We have come to an historic juncture. It is not mere perversity or jockeying for position before the fall elections that makes the Democrats refuse to take yes for an answer on this war to liberate a Muslim people, break the hold of bloodlust and authoritarianism in the most benighted region of the world, and defeat terror on its central front. Nor is the Democrats’ choice of capitulation simply a reflex— like so many other positions they hold—of their pathological hatred of George Bush. In large part, in fact, their insensate hatred of Bush is hatred for what this war embodies: America taking up arms against a sea of troubles as turbulent as any it has faced before; America bringing freedom to the heartland of terror.

And the result of these attitudes can be seen in the way the Democrats and their media allies have conducted themselves throughout. For the Bush administration and the coalition troops in Iraq the battles have been for Baghdad, Fallujah, Mosul and Basra, all engagements with the enemy in the field. For the Democrats and their media allies it has been Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, Haditha and Niger, all behind-the-lines battles against our troops and their commander-in-chief. For the Bush administration the chief prize has been Zarqawi, the beheader himself. For the Democrats it has been Scooter Libby. The Bush administration barely missed getting Osama bin Laden; the Democrats barely missed getting Karl Rove. The Bush administration’s strategy is to defeat the forces of terror. The Democrats are conducting psychological warfare aimed at American morale – the decisive factor in war.

It is hard not to conclude that the Democrats want America to be defeated in Iraq and that it is not only their electoral opportunism but their worldview that demands it. This shows how different the Democratic Party is from what it was a generation ago when its stalwarts assumed the moral leadership in the Cold War against the Soviet Union. The current Democrats bear no kinship to the John F. Kennedys, Hubert Humphreys and Scoop Jacksons who saw this prior conflict in the same black and white terms as Bush does the present conflict, and whose disheartening moments were far bleaker than the setbacks the U.S. has experienced in Iraq. Such men would be read out of the Democratic Party today and reviled as yahoos for their patriotism.

The worldview of the current Democrats was created generation ago in the first war that America lost on the home front, and it hasn’t changed since. Notwithstanding the Democrats’ timorous, and reluctant -- and quickly retracted -- support for the war in Iraq, and notwithstanding the disingenuous insistence that “anti-war” activists also “support our troops,” the leaders of the Democratic Party left – Kennedy, Kerry, Carter, Gore, Pelosi, Murtha -- looked on the Iraq War from its onset as another Vietnam. Whenever there is the possibility of the use of American power against an enemy that can fight back, it is always for the Democrats a quarter past Tet.

Hanoi’s General Nguyen Giap, the Democrats’ Clausewtiz, famously said that his country could not win on the field of battle but would win in the streets of America. Divide politically and conquer militarily. That is what happened then; that is what the Democrats’ leaders are working to make happen now.

Yes they are converging, but not yet on the field of battle where America is winning and the Zarqawi terror front is failing. They are converging here at home, where an anti-movement is hoping to win a majority in Congress this fall and cut off support for the freedom forces in Iraq. Let’s hope the American people will not listen to them and make the same mistake twice.
Read it all and remember that today's Democrats are not Americans anymore. They don't support the values and traditions that made this country great and are actively allied with America's enemies because they share common cause: The destruction of Dubya and America as the dominant world power.

As pathetic, feckless, cynical and basically lame as the Stupid Party is, the alternative - electing the fascist Dems - would be a disaster, leading to death, destruction and dhimmitude.

Why I'm Not Watching The World Cup.

Simply put, because it ain't like this!!!







(h/t IGN)

Monday, June 19, 2006

Adventures In AIM Porn Spam!

Real-life chat log:

indira miio: Hello

Dirk: DOOM!!!

indira miio: Do you think I am cute? :) bgzvdckbqProfileqauxogcxubocv

Dirk: Not as cute as I am. Vanquished!!!!


Then I blocked them. (I hope that bot cried.)

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Poor Dan, Alone and Unloved.

The NY Times types up a pity piece, "Moving Ahead, Rather Throws Sad Look Back", for the guy who sacrificed his ability to lie with impunity by deciding that election tampering was so important to his cohorts in the Treason Media and fascist Left, that he thought he would be able to lie with immunity from repercussions. So he spends his days watching liberal porn like "Good Night, and Good Luck", jerking off in his worn trenchcoat and wondering why no one loves him anymore.

Friday, June 16, 2006

It's Hard To Find Entertainment With All The Hate Around.

I used to like Henry Rollins. Really. Sure, he's a sh*tty singer, but even he will admit that he sounds like a baboon f*cking a toaster oven in a hot tub filled with lye and Perrier. His spoken word albums, heck, call them what they are, stand-up comedy albums, are hysterical and his comedy specials were as well.

But, as the mind-eating fevers of Bush Derangement Syndrome have rendered otherwise talented performers from Janeane Garofalo, Alec Baldwin, Sean Penn, the Dixie Chicks, etc. into screeching, shrill harpies consumed with spewing their hate all over their audiences, it's getting harder and harder to look past the vicious snarling teeth to see what they're up to artistically.

Rollins has a chat show on IFC which the g/f and I were looking forward to watching, even though he was having the shrill and marginally talented Sleater-Kinney on as music guests. I know that like 99% of Hollywood, he's a Lefty - you're not allowed to work unless you toe that line - but we were taken aback at the sheer blind parroting of the moonbat shibboleths that he uttered. He and Oliver Stone were so enthusiastically bashing Dubya for everything from the war to the disappointing turns Britney Spears career has taken as of late. (They must've cut the part out where Henry ripped open Stone's relaxed fit khakis and vigorously fellated him.)

Even tackier was a segment in which he wrote a letter to Laura Bush, basically trashing her husband in nasty terms - especially by my aggressive standards - and it simply wasn't funny or satirical. It was mean-spirited and totally beneath him. We cut the tape off there and never bothered to check back.

Judging from Henry Rollins: A Love Letter To Ann Coulter, which is making the unhinged titter as they see their best-selling nemesis being bashed by the formerly-feminist Rollins. I guess this is supposed to be adapted from a character called "Ann Hitler" from his latest book - uh, Godwin's Law? - but the repeated theme of the article is that Ann needs to come over to Henry's pad and be his subservient sex slave and "shut the f*ck up."

WTF is that about? Humor works when it's true and since Ann isn't Hitler, this isn't funny and how does Henry get a pass for his misogyny? Because non-fascist-liberals aren't accorded any right to basic courtesy in the Left's diseased, enraged minds? Duh. Of course not!!! Unless you drink from the Kool-Aid nozzle that feeds them all, you aren't entitled to jack, Jack!!!

Now, let's flip the script: Imagine Rush Limbaugh doing a "Letter to Nancy Pelosi" or Cindy Sheehan in which he used the same language Henry uses. Who'd be laughing then? Nobody? Would the P.C. police be hauling him in for disturbing the peace?

Duh.

Hypocrisy is the coin of the liberal realm. I can't wait for 2009 to see if these maniacs will STFU themselves and get back to being pleasant company or whether they'll tear into President Mitt Romney the same way?

Duh.

Dems Say, "Winning Is Not an Option!"

Jonah Goldberg states the obvious about the disingenuous traitors whose symbol is the ass.

Let me get this straight. For a couple of years now Democrats have increasingly demanded that America get out of Iraq now, soon or by a date certain. The Murtha bug-out chorus says “it’s not our fight,” “let the Iraqis handle it,” “let’s stay out of a civil war,” and, “we can’t win.”

I think I have that right.

What on earth do these people think cutting and running from Iraq means? When they say, “it’s not our fight” and “it’s a civil war,” how do they envision this non-American conflict to be resolved after we depart?

Look: Bugging out of Iraq is the greatest amnesty possible because it’s the only way the men who’ve shed American blood can not only get off scot-free but actually win the war. But that is precisely what Democrats want to do. These guys talk about how the sacrifices of American troops would be “devalued” by amnesty, but they see no devaluation of such sacrifice in surrender. They say they don’t want to “reward” those who spilled American blood through amnesty. But amnesty is the consolation prize. It is the set of steak knives and coupon to Chuck E. Cheese’s of rewards. Chasing the infidel American crusaders out of Iraq is the jackpot. And that is precisely what the Democrats are for.

This sanctimony is so dishonest it stews the bowels. Most of these Democrats have denounced America’s decision to disband the Iraqi military after the toppling of Saddam. Those Iraqis fired on Americans and now they comprise the bulk of the insurgents. These Democrats wanted to keep many, if not most, of the same fighters in uniform and give them the color of authority in Iraq — not send them off to be ditch diggers and taxi drivers under some amnesty plan. They wanted them to command troops!
Read it all and remember this unpleasant fact: Today's Democrat is NOT an American; they are Democrats FIRST, LAST AND ALWAYS! A real patriot would never do what these fascists do on a daily basis, but then again, they are only patriotic to their own insatiable thirst for power.

Hitler cats!

There is a web site for everything, isn't there?

The First Ever Owen Wilson Sex Quiz!

HuffPoo troublemaker Greg Gutfield has a new site, The Daily Gut, with his quirky humor including this titular quiz testing your knowledge of the phallus-nosed star's proclivities. A snip:

1. Is Owen Wilson having sex right now?
a. Yes
b. Probably

2. If Owen Wilson is having sex right now, is he having it with
a. two women
b. two women of different nationalities
c. three women, one of them a member of the Houses of Parliament
d. a rare Fran├žois' langur monkey.

True/False
__________

When you have sex with Owen Wilson, he prefers to pull out and ejaculate onto pictures of your parents.

Owen Wilson has a private laboratory in his house where he creates things he can have sex with.

Owen WIlson suffers from a strange disorder that prevents him from assessing the quality of his sexual conquests. Recently, for example, Owen Wilson was about to have sex with Britney Spears but decided instead to have sex with a rare whooping crane.
Some funs stuff at the Gut. Look for it to be added to the links at right.

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UPDATE: I forgot to add the link to this interview with Greg. Sorry.

Teach Your Children Well (By Lying To Them!)

Spotted on The Corner (follow the source links from there):

When the Walthamstow Guardian asked if the 9/11 attacks should be used as a teaching tool, one educationist said the pack was not about “preaching” to children, but about providing “impartial and unbiased information” and “letting them make sense of it”.

That would be information such as: “The terrorists had shown that, despite America’s size and military power, careful planning and complete faith could defeat them.”

So al-Qaeda defeated America. Or did it? After all, according to this impartial pack, “it is not known whether Flight 93 was taken over by passengers or shot down by the military”. The only people to whom this should be “not known” are conspiracy theorists. You might as well tell kids it is not known whether men really landed on the Moon.

The outside sources of “impartial and unbiased information” include a news website that speculates about whether images of Satan appeared in smoke over the Twin Towers, and the mystic significance of the number 11. Another link, to explain the role of the US Vice-President, turns out to be an excerpt from a 9/11 conspiracy website that asks whether Dick Cheney “was directing the response to the attack. Or was he directing the attack?” The pack’s main attempt to situate 9/11 in some context is a lengthy list of “Osama’s grievances”.
As if this is a surprise, that teachers are more interested in indoctrination than education.

New Blog Link Added

While looking for something else, I stumbled across Tom the Dog's You Know What I Like? As his sub-title reads:

A blog about all that is worthy in the Culture we call Pop. TV, Comics, Movies, TV, Music, Books, and a little TV as well. Updated every day, in a perfect world. The same world where Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Kevin Costner and Mel Gibson had not all won Best Director Oscars before Martin Scorsese, J.D. Salinger had been as prolific as Stephen King, and Whoopi Goldberg was locked away where she could never hurt anyone ever again.
Give him a looksee and tell him Dirk sent ya!

Survey Sez I'm A....

Libertarian.



Your PERSONAL issues Score is 90%.
Your ECONOMIC issues Score is 90%.

Well....duh.

Take the quiz yourself and see where you fall.

Friday Morning Coffee

Hey, let's have a moment's fun, OK?

• THE FRIDAY FIVER (On Time Edition!): Name your favorite...

1. Candy:
York Peppermint Patties

2. Cookie: Mom's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

3. Donut: Boston creme

4. Cold drink: Diet cola

5. Hot beverage: Cocoa

• DIRK'S DISH DU JOUR: Not the usual celebrity today, but the guitarist/singer for an Australian indie band called The Golden Age that I saw while in Toronto last week. Her name is Kat Hurley and she's got a megaton of rock sass and charisma that absolutely riveted my attention during the two sets I caught.



I may update this with a better photo later - this is the best I've got available at the moment - but of all the acts I saw, she had the most "rock star" vibe coming off her.

A close second would have to be the bassist for Burning Brides (placeholder image - I'll put one of mine up later):



RAWKER GRRRLZ!!!!

Mark Steyn: Dem Victory Would Mean The End of American Influence

Transcribed from his appearance on Hugh Hewitt's radio show:

MS: You know, all the talk, basically, the Democrat media view on Iraq, that this is a civil war, is completely and utterly deranged. I mean, it has none of the elements of a civil war. For a civil war, you need two sides that are willing to fight. And there simply are not large numbers of Iraqi people who are interested in joining this. So you've just got a dwindling, isolated band of terrorists who can blow up Muslims in bus stations, and Muslims in shopping markets. And the more they do that, the more they're going to be in the situation Zarqawi, where there's more and more people willing to rat him out.

HH: And even as that unfolds, however, like runaway trucks, the left in the United States cannot seem to cope with news, especially news for which they're not programmed. And so Yearly Kos unfolds into a long, anti-Bush rant, and today in the Senate and the House, the resolution to cut and run out of Iraq lost by a vote of 93-6 in the Senate, with only Boxer and Feingold and Kerry and Kennedy and a couple of other...you know, Bryd and one other person. But the net roots, as they call them, can't seem to cope with this, Mark Steyn.

MS: Well, no. I mean, you say only six, but we're talking about the great lion of the Democratic Party, Ted Kennedy. We're talking about their last presidential candidate...

HH: Yup.

MS: John Kerry. We're talking about the so-called father of the Senate, Robert C. Byrd. I mean, we are talking about very eminent figures here. And what I think people should understand is that whatever the argument for going into Iraq, once you're in it, you've got to have even better arguments for getting out of a was without victory. And I think for America to actually announce an exit strategy, to say you're right, this is a disaster, we're getting out of here, we're going home, it would end the American moment. If America cannot even withstand in fact what is a relatively successful operation in Iraq, if even that is too traumatizing for a society of 300 million, then that's the end of the American moment. There's no reason for Russia and China to pay any attention to America ever again. Not only that, there's no reason for Belgium or Luxembourg to take America seriously ever again. It's over. You go the John Kerry route, it's over. And if Americans really want to be the kind of defeatist loser nation that Kerry-Kennedy & Co. paint them as, so be it. I don't think they are, and in fact, I would say you know, despite the best efforts of the Republican Party to shoot themselves in the foot and in the hand and in the kneecap and everywhere else, that the Democrats will not do well this November, and the Republican Party will hold Congress.
Read the whole thing and check the transcript below it to see how the psychos who control the Dem Party are trying to run out anyone who tries to preach a little moderation. The old heroes of the Dems - FDR, JFK, LBJ, Truman - would be attacked as "neocons" by today's loonies.

Joss Whedon Says Buffy and Angel Movies Not Happening

Dammit! 20th Century Fox sucks major donkey balls! They yanked "Firefly" prematurely and now they're f'ing up Buffyverse flicks that there IS an audience for. Throw in the rushed production of "X-Men: The Last Stand" and there is no joy for geeks coming from Fox. Bastages!!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Dems To Lose Big This November? Huh?!?

Michael Novak seems to think so.

Just think how crushed the Left is going to be when they lose seats in the onrushing congressional elections this November. They have been so certain they would win big.

They have been blowing hot air.

My belief is that the Left has not yet learned the lessons of 1989. They have not learned that big government cannot make an economy inventive, dynamic, and entrepreneurial. The Left is still a party of, well, not quite socialists, but certainly a party of anti-capitalists.

[snip]

They call themselves the “reality-based community,” when in truth they are still living on scraps of the old illusions, from which they have never wakened.

The Left is going to lose — big — because they have nothing noble, nothing beautiful, nothing real, nothing true, with which to lead. They are the merchants of illusion. And a significant majority of Americans, although not all, see through them.
I dunno about this one. While Democrat defeat is a good result, the problem is that the Stupid Party will believe that they won by being feckless on the borders and profligate with their spending. The only way they'll come to their senses is to get their asses handed to them by the conservatives who've given up on their failed tenures.

What The Treason Media Isn't Telling You About "Hadji Girl".

The spineless military brass is shooting their own troops in the back in order to appease the demands of jihad-enabling outfits like CAIR and you've probably seen brief news clips about the Marine singing the song "Hadji Girl". The stories are repeating the Big Lies that the song celebrates killing civilians because that's what the Treason Media thinks of our servicemen - that they're redneck racist goons who were too poor and stupid to be liberals and thus kill innocent people of color, blah-blah-woof-woof...

To see what the Treason Media isn't telling us, bop over to Hot Air and watch Vent which plays the ENTIRE song with the lyrics scrolled over it so that you can see for yourselves what the song REALLY says, not what the Treason Media tells you it says.

Conservative blogs provide the evidence while the Treason Media lies and lies and lies as if no one will ever get the real story out there. Those days are ending, fortunately.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Real Scientists Say, "There Ain't No Such Thing As ManBearPig!"

Keep in mind the next time you hear the suckers for Al Gore's hysterical fairy tale yelping that we are all doomed and must see his movie - I'm looking at you, Mr. Ebert - that when real scientists respond to Gore's warnings of climate catastrophe, the inconvenient truth is that he's a lying sack of hot air.

Professor Bob Carter of the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University, in Australia gives what, for many Canadians, is a surprising assessment: "Gore's circumstantial arguments are so weak that they are pathetic. It is simply incredible that they, and his film, are commanding public attention."

But surely Carter is merely part of what most people regard as a tiny cadre of "climate change skeptics" who disagree with the "vast majority of scientists" Gore cites?

No; Carter is one of hundreds of highly qualified non-governmental, non-industry, non-lobby group climate experts who contest the hypothesis that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are causing significant global climate change. "Climate experts" is the operative term here. Why? Because what Gore's "majority of scientists" think is immaterial when only a very small fraction of them actually work in the climate field.
To recap:

Friday Fiver (Catch-Up Edition)

After doing the last few as bulletins on MySpace - as if anyone frigging cares there (or here) - the FF is back to banal some more.

1. Do you play cards?

Not much. Used to play Rummy with my grandparents.

2. Do you have any rings on your hands?

No.

3. Would you describe yourself as innocent?

As in "never convicted"? Sure.

4. What do you think of chivalry?

It's not dead, but it is lying bleeding in the gutter.

5. Have you seen The Thomas Crown Affair?

Saw the remake. Mmmmm...Rene Russo...[drools]

Dirk's Dish Du Jour (Standalone Edition)

I've been so busy that I haven't even had a chance to edit and post a half-dozen rather important items about the Canadian Jihadis that were conveniently rounded up before my trip to Toronto; the termination of Mooseoweee(sp?); the kerfuffle over Ann Coulter's new book and big mouth; the war and other important (but aging) stuff and nonsense that's going on unremarked about here.

But, in the absence of substantative commentary, here's another reminder of why the War Against Islamofascism must be won, lest such treasures be obscured by the medieval sexist tyrants who would have us bow to their swords: Allison Hannigan.


I finally got a copy of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds" for the Xbox last night (long story) and when I knocked off, I was playing as the winsome Wicca.

ManBearPig vs. "Cars"

Jonah Goldberg wonders why Al Gore isn't attacking Pixar's "Cars":

The No. 1 movie in America today is a fun, family-friendly romp of a cartoon about sending Jews to the gas chamber.

Just kidding.

It’s actually the movie Cars by Pixar. But according to some people, there’s not much difference. Indeed, the No. 1 movie in the hearts of liberals and environmentalists is An Inconvenient Truth, starring Al Gore, a man who believes that the threat posed by the internal combustion engine is not only the gravest peril mankind faces, but that defeating it is a moral imperative equal to stopping the Holocaust.

[snip]

Al Gore and his confreres argue time and again that Americans must change their habits and culture to avoid the ecological holocaust. Chief among these changes is for Americans to give up their addiction to driving, or driving “unnecessarily.” Surely a film that teaches young children to love cars is a great moral crime given the supposed moral stakes. Similarly, why isn’t Gore — or anybody else in the Democratic party — denouncing NASCAR? If global warming is the moral equivalent of the Holocaust, aren’t NASCAR races the moral equivalent of corporate-sponsored, televised neo-Nazi rallies? NASCAR creates greenhouse gasses for pure entertainment. Millions of people drive to these races, poisoning the atmosphere, to watch grown men poison the atmosphere even more. Where is the condemnation?

I know I’ll hear from all sorts of angry readers for taking Gore’s position to the extreme. But this has it backwards. I’m merely taking Gore’s extreme position seriously. We have lots of debates over the factual soundness of environmental extremism but nearly none on the moral soundness of environmental extremism. Once you compare a problem to the Holocaust — even remotely — you’ve lost your moral wiggle room.
Go read it all and see what the real inconvenient truths are.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Buh-Bye, Andrew.

I've kept the link to Andrew Sullivan's site for quite a while despite his descent into madness over gay marriage and his frequent specious diatribes against Dubya, but he's gone too far in shrieking that America is evil and it's all Dubya's fault because we've dared to discomfort the Islamofascists who would cut his dhimmi throat if they had a chance.

So insane with rage over the gay marriage issue he is, he doesn't even consider what life under the Taliban would be like for him and his fellow homosexuals (no pun) if America is prevented from fighting this evil threat. (It's like the stupid priests who cuddle up to Marxist dictators in the name of "liberation theology".)

See ya, sucker (again, no pun) - good luck with your Muslim pals.

Photo Nerds Only!!!

Check this thread at the Lighting Technique Forum of Digital Photography Review. Funny as hell on 6/6/06!

Numbers of the Beast!!!

Hey, it's not all politics and misery here!

• 666 Biblical Number of the Beast
• 660 Approximate Number of the Beast
• DCLXVI Roman Numeral of the Beast
• 665 Number of the Beast's Older Brother
• 667 Number of the Beast's Younger Sister
• 668 Number of the Beast's Neighbor
• 999 Number of the Australian Beast
• 333 Number of the Semi-Beast
• 66 Number of the Downsized Beast
• 6, uh... I forget Number of the Blond Beast
• 666.0000 Number of the High Precision Beast
• 665.9997856 Number of the Beast on a Pentium
• 0.666 Number of the Millibeast
• X / 666 Beast Common Denominator
• 0.00150150... Reciprocal of the Beast
• -666 Opposite of the Beast
• 666i Imaginary Number of the Beast
• 6.66 x 102 Scientific Notation of the Beast
• 25.8069758... Square Root of the Beast
• 443556 Square of the Beast
• 1010011010 Binary Number of the Beast
• 1232 Octal of the Beast
• 29A Hexidecimal of the Beast
• 2.8235 Log of the Beast
• 6.5913 Ln of the Beast
• 1.738 x 10289 Anti-Log of the Beast
• 00666 Zip Code of the Beast
• 666@hell.org E-mail Address of the Beast
• www.666.com Website of the Beast
• 1-666-666-6666 Phone & FAX Number of the Beast
• 1-888-666-6666 Toll Free Number of the Beast
• 1-900-666-6666 Live Beasts, available now! One-on-one pacts! Only $6.66 per minute! [Must be over 18!]
• 666-66-6666 Social Security Number of the Beast
• Form 10666 Special IRS Tax Forms for the Beast
• 66.6% Tax Rate of the Beast
• 6.66% 6-Year CD Interest Rate at First Beast Bank of Hell ($666 minimum deposit, $666 early withdrawal fee)
• $666/hr Billing Rate of the Beast's Lawyer
• $665.95 Retail Price of the Beast
• $710.36 Price of the Beast plus 6.66% Sales Tax
• $769.95 Price of the Beast with accessories and replacement soul
• $656.66 Wal-Mart Price of the Beast (next week $646.66!)
• $55.50 Monthly Payments for Beast, in 12 easy installments
• Phillips 666 Gasoline Used by the Beast (regular $6.66/gal)
• Route 666 Highway of the Beast (where he gets his kicks!)
• 666 mph Speed Limit on the Beast's Highway
• 6-6-6 Fertilizer of the Beast
• 666 lb cap Weight Limit of the Beast
• 666 Minutes Weekly News Show about the Beast (airs daily from Midnight to 11:06 a.m., on Cable Channel 666, of course)
• 666F Oven Temperature for Cooking "Roast Beast"
• 666k Retirement Plan of the Beast
• 666 mg Recommended Minimum Daily Requirement of Beast
• Lotus 6-6-6 Spreadsheet of the Beast
• Word 6.66 Word Processor of the Beast
• Windows 666 Bill Gates' Personal Beast Operating System
• #666666 Font Color of the Beast (gray)
• i66686 CPU of the Beast
• 666-I BMW of the Beast
• IAM 666 License Plate Number of the Beast
• Formula 666 All Purpose Cleaner of the Beast
• WD-666 Spray Lubricant of the Beast
• DSM-666 (rev) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the Beast
• 66.6 MHz FM Radio Station of the Beast
• 666 KHz AM Radio Station of the Beast
• 66 for 6 A Beastly Score for an Innings (in cricket)
• 6 for 66 Bowling Figures of the Beast
• 6/6/6 Birthday of the Beast

(h/t The Corner)

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Join the Video Game Voters Network!

The fascist nannies in government, notably DEMOCRATS like Hillary!, are plotting to restrict the video game industry in ways that other forms, like movies and music aren't. Join the Video Game Voters Network and send an e-mail to your Senators.

Yeesh! My Xbox 360 Sure Whines On Its Blog.

DirkBelig's Xbox 360 can blog.

I've been busy! Quit whining!!!

Friday, June 02, 2006

Deeee-troit Basssss....Oh, Who Cares?!?

Clinton Uses Fundraiser To Blast GOP "Crony Capitalism". O RLY?



The Big He said:
the Republican Party is dominated by "right-wing, white Southerners."
Other than being a Left-wing criminal, how is he different from his description?
Clinton also hit the GOP for favoring the rich and practicing "crony capitalism".
Unsurprisingly, there is no mention about how he fired the White House Travel Office and had Billy Dale brought up on trumped-up charges (that he was acquited of faster than O.J.) in order to give the business to his cronies. And how about his sale of pardons? Don't forget about the sale of White House "coffee" to Chinese arms dealers and his co-conspirator Al Gore's "dialing for dollars" from his office, another felony, which Gore said had "no controlling legal authority" to stop him.

No one from the Clinton Regime should dare to call corruption or cronyism on the current pack stinking up the place. Not because there isn't anything funky going on (eh Brownie?), but because some of the most egregious perps of these shenanagins should simply STFU out of a sense of shame. (Not that they have any.)

Planning Ahead is Considered Racist?

That's what the Cato Institute reports:

Are you salting away a little money for your retirement? Trying to plan for your kids' education? If so, Seattle Public Schools seems to think you're a racist.

According to the district's official Web site, "having a future time orientation" (academese for having long-term goals) is among the "aspects of society that overtly and covertly attribute value and normality to white people and Whiteness, and devalue, stereotype and label people of color."

Huh?

Not all the district's definitions of racism (and there are lots of them) are so cryptic. The site goes on immediately to say, "Emphasizing individualism as opposed to a more collective ideology" is another form of "cultural racism."

Did I mention that the district thinks only whites can be racist in America?

Regardless of your color, your affinity for planning or your penchant for reading "Das Kapital" under Fremont's Lenin statue, does this make any sense to you?

See if this sounds familiar: a government agency redefining a highly charged word to advance a particular ideology. ... Um, note to the Seattle School Board and administration: George Orwell's novel "1984" was a cautionary tale, not a how-to book. And the folks trying to control people's thoughts through state manipulation of the language -- they were the bad guys.
Your property tax dollars at work.

Roger Ebert: I want to have Al Gore’s baby

Al Gore's liberal porn fantasy - see corrected poster a few items down - opens today and to the shock of no one with IQ above room temperature, the overwhelming reaction of film critics has been to blow a collective load in their pants, as all good porn inspires one to do.

Hot Air's story which provides this post's title quotes Ebert's overheated review which reads, "In 39 years, I have never written these words in a movie review, but here they are: You owe it to yourself to see this film. If you do not, and you have grandchildren, you should explain to them why you decided not to."

Allahpundit retorts:

Let’s try that again. If you don’t see Al Gore’s movie, you should justify your actions to your lineal descendants.

“What should we do today, grandpa?”

“Well, Billy, I suppose we could see ‘An Inconvenient Truth.’ But frankly, I find Al Gore sour and pedantic, and whatever the merits of his argument, I’d prefer not to subsidize the work of a cretin who thinks nothing of undermining our government overseas by groveling to primitive Wahhabist degenerates. Also, my prostate hurts.”

“Duly noted, grandpa!”


By the way, not once since 1967 has he told his readers “you owe it to yourself to see this movie”? They didn’t owe it to themselves to see Star Wars or The Godfather? If I have three hours left to live, I’ve got to go pull An Inconvenient Truth down off the shelf instead of The Empire Strikes Back?

Ebert does cop to being a liberal at the beginning of the review, though. As they say, the first step is admitting you have a problem.
"An Inconvenient ManBearPig" is rocking a tidy 89% at Rotten Tomatoes and it's already being favored for the Best Left-Wing Political Fantasy...er...Documentary Oscar. The pull quotes are pretty nauseating and the rare countering reviews, like the one from the NY Post...
But much of what Gore says in this slide show he gives to people whose minds are not yet fully formed (undergraduates, actors) is absurd, and his assertions often contradict each other.

He implies that no reputable scientists dispute anything he says...But there is wide disagreement about whether humans are causing global warming (climate change preceded the invention of the Escalade) and about whether we should be worried about the trends. Look carefully at Gore's charts and you'll see that the worst horrors take place in the future of his imagination.

His implication that he is our only hope - every ticket bought for this movie amounts to a soft-money contribution to his 2008 campaign - is ridiculous. He and his friends were in charge for eight years. His charts say global warming got worse in that time. The environment doesn't seem to care whether the president is a Texas oilman or the Man from Hope.

Global warming hasn't noticed that we got the lead out of our gasoline or that Stage One smog days in Los Angeles fell from 121 in 1977 to zero in 2004. All regulations and taxes to date have done nothing. Does this hint that pollution isn't the cause?

Gore claims, with pie-chart-in-the-sky dreaminess, that unspecified measures can reduce emissions to 1970 levels. He assesses the tradeoff between the economy and the environment with the kind of buffoonery you'd expect in a Marxist comic book, displaying a cartoon of a scale with Earth on one side and bars of gold on the other. "OK, on one side we have gold bars," he says. "Mmm, mmm, don't they look good!"

Why doesn't he get specific and replace the "gold bar" side of the scale with, say, a $50,000 tax on SUVs? The ensuing destruction of the car business would hurt blue-collar workers, not the rich. What if global warming continued unabated? Gore's faith-based pessimism would lead him to call for even more taxes.

People are skeptical about global warming because it builds up to the same chorus as every other lefty hymn: more taxes, more hypocritical scolding (the film is the brainchild of Larry David's wife, Laurie, part of the community of people who drive a Prius to the private plane) and especially more America-bashing.
...and Film Threat...
Silly me – I went into “An Inconvenient Truth” expecting a serious, provocative documentary on the damage created by global warming. Instead, I got a 96-minute commercial on the deification of Al Gore. Talk about a bait-and-switch!

What is missing from “An Inconvenient Truth” is the inconvenient truth that global warming actually accelerated during the 1990s, when Gore was the number two man in the Clinton White House. The film also omits that the U.S. auto industry (including the auto workers union) have repeatedly and successfully fought against energy standards during the 1990s – and that Clinton and Gore never forced them to acquiesce since they were profiting from their financial campaign contributions.

“An Inconvenient Truth” is something you rarely see in movies today: a blatant intellectual fraud. Shame on all of the people involved in this travesty.
...will be disregarded because the former paper is owned by the same parent as owns Fox News Channel and the latter is a genre zine site, not a member of the crix elite.

"Al's ManBearPig Dreamland" won't make a fraction of what the latest "X-Men" movie will make, but the crucial difference between them is that audiences going to see Wolverine and Magneto throw down know going in that what they're seeing is a work of fiction.

Unemployment Is Down and GDP Is Up, Ergo (Sez the Treason Media), WE'RE DOOMED!!!

From Media Blog on National Review Online:

It is likely that the economy will not repeat last quarter's astonishing growth — how long can 5.3 percent expansion be sustained? But looking at the press coverage of today's jobs report, one would be forgiven for thinking that by August, the most difficult decision facing average Americans will be whether to eat Whiskas and Friskies. We're at near-full employment. Is this a problem of unrealistic expectations, or is there some other agenda driving this relentlessly downbeat coverage?
Agenda? NO WAY!!!

ZOMG!!! It's Friday Morning Coffee!!!

I've been too busy and too pissed off to do the light morning coffee thing and today is no different, but I figured I needed to force myself to do something frivolous before the feeling that I've taken Crazy Pills consumes me.

The world has gone nucking futs! Up is down; lies are truth; right is wrong; blah is woof - you get the drift. The nation and the world are facing serious problems and instead of dealing with those, we're treated to the Treason Media's jihad on Team Dubya. It's more important to the fascist Left to destroy Dubya and America than air itself and this situation in Haditha, Iraq is being touted as "My Lai 2006" by a media who hate the military and wants nothing more to tear it down and leave America a humbled, broken giant living on its knees in shame.

All because the Dems picked lousier candidates than Dubya and are too immature to face up to their bad decisions, preferring to live in a fantasy world of stolen elections, etc. Pathetic.

BUMMER ARTICLE OF THE DAY: My foul mood is due in no small part to this column, "Iraq Syndrome Has Finally Arrived" by Daniel Henninger which says in part:

This Memorial Day week the news is preoccupied with stories of the Marine squad that allegedly killed civilians at Haditha, a town in Iraq. The narrative of this story has pretty much set in already: It's another My Lai, we all know they did it, the brass covered it up, and prison sentences for homicide are merely a formality.

Haditha is indeed the new Abu Ghraib. What this most importantly means is that any U.S. military action overseas now, no matter its level of justification, can be taken down by the significance assigned to events by the modern machinery of publicity. This explains why the U.S. commanders in Iraq announced yesterday that all soldiers in the next 30 days would take what the headlines are calling "ethics training." Of the some 150,000 U.S.-led troops there, Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, the U.S. combat commander in Iraq, said "99.9% of them perform their jobs magnificently." Yes, and 99.9% of them, after all they've been through, will deeply resent the clear inference they lack "core values." Is that different than standard "Corps values"?

Stories of apparently malfeasant U.S. troop behavior are arriving daily now. A military truck whose brakes failed from overheating crashed and killed Afghan civilians. Press reports are now fly-specking whether the troops shot over or at the rock-throwing mob of more than 300 that surrounded them. Every one of these troops surely knows the story of Mogadishu. Been there, never again. But there will be investigations of their behavior.
Intercepted communications between Al Queda cells have openly said that while the military component of their jihad is a failure, the propaganda war is going well. Well, DUH!!! When the anti-American, anti-freedom, anti-military fascist Treason Media gets to pick what it's going to distort in order to brainwash the public into believing that strength is weakness and America is the greatest evil in the world, of course they're going to ally with the Islamofascists against their shared foe of Dubya and America. The enemy of my enemy is my friend and all that rot.

Liberals whine like bitches when they think that their patriotism is being challenged and timid pundits like Rush and Sean kowtow and say the they're just questioning their judgement, not their patriotism. BULLSH*T!!!! You've got to call a shovel a shovel and if you're siding with our enemies because you can't get over political defeat, then you are a TRAITOR and NOT a PATRIOT!!!

I told you I was depressed. Now for something lighter before I get back to work...

THE FRIDAY FIVER - Favorite phrase when you have:

1. Ate food that tastes bad


As good a time as any to start that diet.

2. Stubbed your toe

YEOUCH!!!! F*CK!! F*CK!! F*CK!! F*CK!! F*CK!! F*CK!! F*CK!!

3. Become frustrated

I'm gonna kill someone!

4. Broken something

Dammit!

5. Been cut off by another driver

Arm photon torpedoes!!!

DIRK'S DISH DU JOUR: Today I'm feeling in an Anne Hathaway mood. (Enjoy it now before the Taliban covers her up.)


As a bonus, here are some NSFW screen caps of the nude scene she did in "Havoc" which was the only reason anyone saw the movie!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

"The Inconvenient Truth" Poster!

Here's a slight edit of the movie poster to reflect the reality that doesn't seem to pierce the tinfoil hats of the Left:

Newt Gingrich on Campaign-Finance Reform

In the article "Blacking Out Speech", Newt calls out John "I said I'm a maverick!" McCain and the rest of the self-serving pigs, including Dubya, who silenced political speech in order to elevate themselves above criticism.

Today we are seeing the most systematic effort to censor and repress political speech by those in power since the Federalist overreach of the 18th century.

[snip]

This is horribly wrong. What would the Founding Fathers have thought of such free speech “blackout periods”? The days leading up to an election ought to be filled with debate. Free speech and activism, by informing and organizing the public, empower average citizens to promote a cause they believe in and to demand honest and responsive representation. Instead, the incumbent politicians that supported McCain-Feingold prefer to keep us quiet and prevent us from making noise about their records as Election Day gets closer.

A great travesty of the law is that it makes it harder for candidates of middle-class means to run for office at all. Instead, we have the example of how one candidate [John Corzine, D-NJ] spent $100 million personally to buy a Senate seat, then a governorship, but while in the Senate voted for McCain-Feingold to limit every middle-class citizen to $2,500 in donations per election campaign. These rules move us dangerously closer to a plutocracy where the highest bidder can buy a seat.

In 1994, the Contract with America was a commitment to restore the bond of trust between individuals and their elected officials, putting the interests of the American people above all else. By limiting the ability of individuals or a collective group of individuals to participate and voice their opinion Congress is breaking this bond.

We must repeal McCain-Feingold as the necessary first step towards reaffirming a bond of trust between the American people and their elected representatives.

A truly functioning campaign system would take power out of Washington and return it to its owners—the American people. Such a system would allow individuals to make unlimited contributions to candidates for Congress in their district, so long as it is reported immediately on the Internet and is transparent and accessible.
Read it all and remember when you hear fascists like McCain and the Dems tell you that they just want to take the money out of politics. HA!!! They just want to take the criticism out!

All you need to remember is this: You can't buy what's not for sale.

Say you see some fine lady and want to get with her. You approach and ask her out and she turns you down. You start offering her money and she still refuses because she's seeing someone or just isn't interested. You could offer her a million bucks and she'd still say no if she has principles.

Pols, OTOH, are whores selling their votes (and OUR money) to the highest bidder. McCain's thesis basically admits that they can't stop sucking the money cock and that only by shredding the First Amendment can government be safe from influence. Now, we know this is a lie, but there aren't enough people in the "we" cohort (yet, I hope) to have him laughed from the stage yet. So the games go on.

National Security That Tastes Good Too!

Michelle Malkin-Belligerent has the news that Dunkin’ Does the Right Thing over at Hot Air. Seems the fat ring merchant is going to check the papers of its workers. Of course, the ACLU and Dubya are opposed - f*cking traitors.

I Need To Get Around To Reading "Atlas Shrugged"

As anyone who grew up listing to Rush - the Candanian prog rock band, not Limbaugh - knew, drummer-lyricist Neil Peart was a huge follower of Ayn Rand and her libertarian-objectivist philosphies. "Atlas Shrugged" is her signature work, having been named as the 2nd-most-influential book (after The Bible) in polls.

I had a bear of a time tracking down a used paperback for some reason - I always assumed that those who'd read it had moved to Montana and joined a militia, but I finally secured a copy and it has sat unread on my shelf for many years. I call it "The book I'll read while recovering from being hit by a bus."

Well, I came across this quote in a post at SlashDot and it certainly seems to cover a lot of what's going on these day, doesn't it?

"Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against - then you'll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures. We're after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you'd better get wise to it. There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens' What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Rearden, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with."

- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957
Forget Nostradamus, Rand saw the future.

Is Google Purging Conservative News Sites?

NewsBusters has some worrying information that the company whose motto used to be "Don't be evil", only to cuddle up to the Communist Chinese government in order to make a buck, is kicking conservative news sites out of its Google New feeds for "hate speech". It also shows that Google insta-millionaires give 99% of their political cash to the Dems and thus could be silencing dissenting voices in order to prop up their side.

Liberals can't stand free speech and will always move to supress dissent, while simultaneously proclaiming themselve to be tolerant and diverse. Actions, not words, people.