8 years, 6 days, 12 hours, 17 minutes ago...The Pen, The Sword, etc
The Waffle SS fan club is apparently so concerned by phony "moral equivalences" that it has no time left to comment on the infamous One-Eyed Briton's claim that the gas chambers were a "detail of history", and his observation that:
(...) in Auschwitz there was the IG Farben factory, there were 80,000 labourers working there. As far as I know they were not gassed, anyway, nor burned.... Which is presumably OK with respect to the 5.7 millions who were.
Apparently not that big an issue for the "desk at the Brussels Journal" either—I suppose one is quite reluctant to wash one's dirty linen in public.
Anyway, I shall therefore repeat myself, and add that I'll give fifty Brigitte(s) for one Ayn:
"There are only two means by which men can deal with one another: guns or logic. Force or persuasion. Those who know that they cannot win by means of logic, have always resorted to guns."—Ayn Rand (quoted here, alongside other goodies)... Leaving the tenants of logic and persuasion with the only option to reach for their own guns—as long as they have them—and defend themselves when the Fascists hit the fan.
Euro-Race Supremacists or Islamists, it makes no difference at all. Rifle at the ready, if need be.
(Churned with great enthusiasm at the glorious tunes of Fanfara Din Zece Prăjini, who like Ayn Rand are just a bunch of those filthy [and dark(er)-skinned, for some] "foreigners" from abroad Brigitte Bardot, the Waffle SS fan club and friends warned you about. Still, their Romany reprise of Steppenwolf's "Born to be wild" is quite something.)
8 years, 1 week, 14 hours, 23 minutes ago...Someone endanger that species, quick
Jules Crittenden relays Vodkapundit on Access Hollywood's chest hair waxing Harrison Ford to "demonstrate the pain of deforestation". I wish I could make these up, and earn a much better living.
Coming up next: Brad Pitt has Harrison Ford's chest hair transplanted to demonstrate the pain of global warming. Hot!
8 years, 1 week, 16 hours, 3 minutes ago...Deaf, dumb and blind
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(...) consider the riots that gripped immigrant suburbs in France in the autumn of 2005. These uprisings were largely assertions of Muslim authority over Muslim neighborhoods, and thus clearly jihadist in character. Yet weeks passed before many American press outlets mentioned them—and when they did, they de-emphasized the rioters’ Muslim identity (few cited the cries of “Allahu akbar,” for instance).Not a surprise, when one knows how quickly Canal Plus (one of the five French national channels) buried its own footage of Youths On A Rampage Whose Religion Thou Shall Not Name, when people started noticing the aforementioned cries in the background.
Even to the most disinformed audience—re the French coverage of Iraqi Freedom for instance—it's hard to make "Allahu akbar" sound like "Will work for food".
8 years, 1 week, 18 hours, 23 minutes ago...Possible Interruption of Service
At least until I get the backup, er, back.
Piece of cake.
I'm getting rid of the ranking system—so fear not if you don't see the five stars thingy next to the titles anymore—it's not that I don't value your feedback (on the contrary) but it seems to be a poster child for "underutilization", while putting a bit of a strain on resources and page weight. So unless there's a public outcry to have it back, it's out.
I'm thinking of other features to replace it—including some that might actually be useful.
By the way, anybody here uses any of the numerous social bookmark-linking things (Digg, Technorati and other "Web 2.0" crapozoids)? And for those of you who did not give me that blank "Social what thing?" look two seconds ago, which ones do you use?
Yep, I'm in the Spring cleaning mood.
8 years, 1 week, 18 hours, 47 minutes ago...Great moments at the French Etat-major
French expectation of victory in the Franco—Prussian War of 1870 was so great that its officers were issued maps of Germany, but not of France: "Alas, maps of the roads leading to Paris would have been more useful, so fast was the enemy's advance."—Geoffrey Blainey, The Causes of WarPas si vite! Funny as it is, that doesn't beat sitting idly (crapping your pants listening to the defeatist tune of the anti-war Left) while Adolph H. remilitarizes the Rhineland, the Wehrmarcht guts Poland, invades Denmark & Norway and regroups its forces for a Summer of Love in the gay Paris while you stack men and tanks at the Maginot Line even though you know perfectly well that the bulk of the Teutonic Horde is elsewhere.
Compared to the abject pacifist apathy of 1940's French army and society, there is something of an appeal in its mindless 1870 optimism, no matter how misguided1.
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