Archive for the 'Foreigners' Category

Denial: a river running through France

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Tom McMahon mentions the History Channel program The Little Ice Age that was on the other night. I watched most of it. Despite large dollops of global-warming scare-tactic hoo-hah it had some interesting material, such as the fact that French peasants refused to turn to the potato as a food crop the way countries like […]

She said reality is a knife

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

As an update to my torture post below, check out this post on Garfield Ridge. Dave says:
Again, I personally find torture to be vile. I also don’t find it very effective. I see virtually no exceptions to a rule that says torture can not be used. But even if we’re talking full-on, […]

“Cancel Christmas!”

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Various communities in the UK would like everyone to experience the Mood of Their Choice At An Unspecified Season for Some Reason, but not in public, because that would not be Diverse™. It was then that I had my brainstorm. It took less than five seconds to type my request into the Google search box. […]

Sad

Friday, October 14th, 2005

I watched part of a musical tonight, until the hokey plot finally got to me and I switched it off. No Cuban exile should watch this movie unless he wants to cry his eyes out — it’s called Weekend in Havana and it’s basically a 1941 tourist ad for Cuba. It’s maybe not a very […]

I’m so useless

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Dammit. I knew there was something I forgot to do today. I didn’t kill anyone!
Shit. How the hell do I expect to get anywhere in life?
(Via Kathy Shaidle.)

The third option

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

A car bomb went off in Caracas, Venezuela near where Harry Hutton lives. There’s something missing… oh yes, Jesse Jackson and Co. It just doesn’t seem like a real disaster without him.
Harry has pictures of the damage here. Coming to an American city near you? Or has it already?

La Grande Fuck-off

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

“We aren’t reading that thing.” French citizens rejected the 2,568,644 page EU Constitution, on the grounds that the largest unread novel in France should remain Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. It is also rumored that a back-up offer to distribute it among the fishermen of the French coast was rejected on the grounds that they are […]

Cripple me this

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

Victor Davis Hanson Bruce Thornton* is feeling a bit frustrated:
Anyone familiar with the history of Islam and its 14-centuries-long violent jihad against the West and the Jews will not be surprised or shocked by these events. They express perfectly the arrogant intolerance of a religion convinced it has been chosen by God to rule the […]

2gether 4ever

Monday, May 16th, 2005

It seems that Europeans have finally decided to band together against a common enemy.
(Via.)

International Treaties — is there anything they can’t do?

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Wow. Those wily UN guys have sure shown up Herr President Chimpy McSmirkHitler! They’re gonna fire up their dreaded Treaty Machine of Doom! This time against all terrorists and other Bad Things! And when they get done, watch those jihadis fall down dead left and right as a thousand paper cuts bloom, because there is […]