Saturday, November 06, 2004


Frankly, I don’t like to do this. No, it’s no fun to be writing at 0.30 am on a Sunday morning on a subject not exactly belonging in the feel-good department. If my wife would not be watching Intolerable Cruelty with George Clownes and Catherine Zeta-Looney I would right now probably be sitting next to her hoping for some peanuts after the happy end. But duty calls, and MFBB is reporting for duty!

Theo Van Gogh murdered

Even if you were totally consumed by Nov 3’s Glorious Revolution and the ensuing Mother Of All Hangovers (well... at least for those of us who were – make that are – "Right") you can’t possibly have missed the fact that the day before, Nov 2, Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh was brutally killed in Amsterdam by a Moroccan fella with Dutch nationality, reportedly clad in dishdasha and with a long beard. Theo – btw, the great-grandson of Vincent’s brother – had committed the crime of making the movie "Submission" on violence against women in Muslim societies. Providing theme and parts of the script for this short film was the Somalian-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a 35-year old woman who fled to The Netherlands in 1992 and has since rejected Islam (in her youth she was, a.o., circumcised without anaesthetics). Submission tells in rather graphic images of the plights of women in Muslim societies, like forced marriage, circumcision, domestic violence, polygamy etc…).

Mrs. Hirsi Ali’s statements and strong condemnation of Islam, which she called backward, produced many death threats from radical Muslim elements in The Netherlands, resulting in her being accompanied by bodyguards on a permanent basis (to put things a little in perspective, there are an estimated 945,000 Muslims in Holland, which has a total population of about 16 million). For those naïves still thinking, hoping is possibly a better word, that these radicals are fringe elements, I’d like to point out that The Hague-based rap group DHC, composed of three Moroccans, made a "song" called the Hirsi Ali Diss, translation upon request if you please. Yeah, go take a look. Snoopy Dogg or whatever is but a neutered choirboy next to these folks.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, it wasn’t Hirsi Ali who got killed (yet), since well-protected, but Mr. Van Gogh, who with a weird kind of logic thought that his movie was his best protection given the high profile it gave him. Such logic may have worked when dealing with westerners but not with Islamist loons, see evidence. Apart from being shot, he got a knife with an attached letter planted in his chest. If you don’t mind coming across more Dutch, the contents of this letter can be found here. To me it sounds like the insane ramblings of a raving lunatic and frankly, it isn’t worth neither mine nor yours precious time to read it all. Just take a look at the way it ends:

"I know for sure that you, Oh America, will go under"
"I know for sure that you, Oh Europe, will go under"
"I know for sure that you, Oh Netherlands, will go under"
"I know for sure that you, Oh Hirsi Ali, will go under"
"I know for sure that you, Oh infidel fundamentalist, will go under"

Many thanks for all the multiculti losers who never wanted to hear what was boiling in the pot. Bah. Oh well, the first days after Mr. Van Goghs death were characterized by much false sentimentalism, style "We are all Van Goghs" and more of that crap (Le Monde anyone?). Well, it didn’t take long for the Politically Correct League to come to terms with the old delusions again. Today my newspaper, The Daily Crap, sported some full three pages explaining basically that Van Gogh had sought it himself, that he was rude in his commentary, a vulgar person etc. and blah blah blah not worth dwelling any longer on. Now while this was in Belgium, I found this little story from The Netherlands itself more appalling: make sure you sit down before you start to read.

A Rotterdam artist, Chris Ripke, made this simple mural (photo) on a wall nearby a mosque in Rotterdams Insulindenstraat, with a line from The Ten Commandments: "Gij zult niet doden"("Thou shalt not kill"). This in an, imho, very restraint and dignified expression of his disgust at the callous murder. Look at it yourself:

Hateful Racist Slogan

Apart from the text, a pigeon (or angel), a date and a blue triangle not much sock to it, huh?


The mosque’s Imam found the mural offensive and called Rotterdam’s mayor, Mr. Opstelten. Incredibly enough, Mr. Opstelten sent a special utility vehicle to remove graffiti to get rid of the mural. A local reporter of local TV broadcaster Cineac Noord was present. First he was asked not to film "because it would cause too much tension in the neighbourhood". When the reporter saw the utility vehicle arrive and prepare to remove the artist’s piece, he stood in front of it to protect it. When he refused to give up his stand, there was a brush with the police who then arrested him. The mural was removed.

This is Europe. Oh yeah, you sure did vote right on November 2.

MFBB/Kevlar helmet/battle fatigues/M204/combat boots/SAW/ammo belt/Playboy Magazine/Swiss Army knife – posting from his secret hideout in the Galactic Caliphate of Belgistan

Friday, November 05, 2004

"P. Diddy says he got off on the wrong foot when it came to his political endeavors in 2004. If he could do things over again, he wouldn't have yelled for folks to get George W. Bush's 'ass out of office.'

'I was a little reckless with my comments, to be honest,' Diddy said on Tuesday (November 2). 'I realized I relinquished my power too early after I educated myself. I shouldn't have said that until I felt that there was somebody that could be better for my people. ... I learned a lot in this process. I learned that my power could be used better. Instead of attacking Bush, it would be better to light a flame under young Americans and let them make the decisions.'"

Perhaps there is hope...


The entirety of MTV, from the lowliest office boy to the CEO should be horse-whipped for a little public service campaign it ran called "Vote or Die".
Hey, not sure if you guys heard or not...

President Bush won the election!

I think... but I'm not so sure now - look here.

Actually, I must say I am quite enjoying dropping in on these clowns and just taking in the mind-numbingly delusional conspiracies. I'm not sure but
don't think they realize what a tiny, out of touch, fringe group they are.
More good post-election news.

I'd also like to see more American pitching in for the common good to help some of these distraught Americans leave the US of A.
Welcome to supply side economics.

The best thing Bush can do right now is to push a strong conservative economic agenda. If he can sustain numbers like these and not leave the next administration with a recession, the arguments for a more socialized economy will be even weaker than they are today. The only way to make long term gains against Socialist, big government trends is to build an unassailable track record of effectiveness doing exactly the opposite of what the "progressives" would want.
Check this out guys and gals.

This is what the Dems have in store for you.

Praise yourselves lucky you voted Dubya.


Thursday, November 04, 2004

Ok, I'm starting an "Advice for the Political Left" thread. Not that they asked for it, but the disillusionment after this election is unbelievable. I knew they'd be pissed (I would have been pissed if Kerry won) but I can't believe the level of despair from these people.

I'll start with this observation, which I've been spreading around the the liberal blogosphere:

Until you come to grips with the fact that intelligent, educated, informed, and compassionate people thought Bush was the better man for the job, you have no hope of regaining the presidency. Have some respect for your opponents and you stand a chance of convincing some of them of your world-view. If you look on them with contempt, convinced of your own superiority, you will continue on the path towards irrelevance.


Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Well, we knew this wouldn't be long in coming, Scott and I were just discussing it at our GOP victory breakfast this morning:
Attorney General John Ashcroft 'plans to submit his resignation to Bush in the next several days'...

I've heard Larry Thompson's name tossed around quite a bit as his replacement. He'd be the first the first black Attorney General.

I've also seen mention of Condi going to SecDef and Wolfowitz replacing her as National Security Advisor.

Powell, Ridge...?

It will be interesting to see how things play out in the next few months.
Blogger has been down all day, so I'm just now able to get this through...

Moving Forward

The concession speech has been made and President Bush has won reelection. Kudos to John Kerry for going out with class, and not trying to litigate a lost cause. It was tough not to feel bad for the guy watching him concede the election. Edwards seemed to be less conciliatory. He didn't congratulate the Bush/ Cheney ticket, and seemed like he might be setting himself up for 2008. Forget it; he's done. Hillary is in pole position for '08, and it's going to take more than a one term senator who couldn't carry his home state to knock her out of contention.

I think both campaigns were overall very strong. Kerry did much better than I expected, and Bush pulled things out in the end with some very smart campaigning. I think the pivotal moment was the first debate, where Bush nearly blew the election. Credit Karl Rove for steering the ship to victory after that setback.

I am not one to gloat about such things, as there's nothing more frustrating when you're on the receiving end. I will say one thing: I don't buy much of this talk about "working together" and "bridging the divide". In his first term Bush did a lot (believe it or not) to try and work with the Democrats, and they took advantage of him every time. The ink wasn't even dry on Bush's education initiatives, when Ted Kennedy began relentlessly attacking the president after being one of the plan's biggest supporters. Democrats completely abused the filibuster by using it over and over again as a tool to block the confirmation of judges who had the necessary votes for a nomination. While I agree that both sides need to work together to get the big things done, so far "reaching out" has been pretty ineffective. I'd rather see Bush pursue bold initiatives that are going to be effective in solving our problems rather than trying to appease the people on the other side of the aisle who have done their best to subvert him at every turn. I would not want to see Bush pursue a vindictive agenda, to be sure, but I hope his plan for the next four years is about effectiveness, not appearances.

As for me, I'm mulling over what I can do to help get Maine out of the blue category in '08, and to pass on the distinction of being the highest taxed state in the union on to someplace else.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004


Posted without comment, Michael.

Monday, November 01, 2004


Ok, I know very well you have all been eagerly waiting for this but I had other, more pressing issues on my mind.

Over the past week we’ve seen, as could be expected, several last-ditch efforts from The World to influence the US elections in favour of Kerry. Let me just focus on three of them. Last things first, according to a global vote with results issued today, Nov 1, Kerry tops Bush as if it were The Red Sox against the Little Baseball League of Umtata, South Africa: 77% worldwide for Longface as opposed to 9% for W.

"More than 113,000 people from 119 countries made their choice at, handing Kerry a crushing win with 77 percent of the vote, a spokesman for the Web site said on Monday."

Here was hoping though, since:

"But there was consolation for Bush from what many would see as an unlikely source: the majority of virtual votes submitted from Iraq went to the incumbent.
"Iraq was one of the few countries where Bush actually won and the Middle East voted 37 percent for Bush compared to a world average of 9.1 percent,'' the Web site spokesman said."

Secondly, earlier this week we witnessed too that the Dems DID have something up their sleeve: the IAEA and its chief, el-Baradei. Mr. el-Baradei, apparently suspecting the US is going to do a Boutros Ghali with regards to his continued presiding over the IAEA, and this despite his excellent record in preventing Iran from acquiring WMD potential, apparently leaked a letter blaming the US for the disappearance of 380 tonnes of HMX and RDX explosives from an Iraqi ammo compound at al-Qaqaa.

Last but not least, there was the bogus report from The Lancet, with some hightly questionable "data" claiming that the US-led war in Iraq has thus far cost the lives of 100,000 Iraqis. In issuing this "report" The Lancet has attempted to influence US elections in a way as transparent as Alexandra Kerry’s see-through blouse.

And I’m sure I forget a lot.

Well, here it is: MFBB thinks this is all KAKA!!!!!!!!!!!

MFBB sees three reasons Americans should VOTE FOR BUSH:

UBL & me, ‘90sUBL, 2002UBL, 2004

In the first photo we see a robust Usama Bin Laden, intent on eradicating the terrible memory of the Ottoman Empire’s humiliating defeat at the hands of the West from Muslim Memory by, a.o., the very logical endeavour of bravely flying passenger jets into skyscrapers. The second pic shows Mr. Bin Laden just after Tora Bora, after having become acquainted with the non-civilian part of Boeings Airliner Catalog. You guys don’t know Arabic, but I tell you the transcript reads that he instructed Atta to make only a pass along the WTC but that the mf sob decided to play cavalier seul. In the third photo we see a very calmed down Usama, admitted, like Walter Cronkite said cleanly shaven and dignified, not as dead as we would like him to be (he probably got some MLU in a nice French hospital), but basically proposing that if we leave him alone, he will call it quits and confine himself to herding (and possibly more) a flock of goats in Waziristan while studying the Quran.

Don't disappoint me Americanos. You don't want them to party like beasts in Ramallah, Pyonyang, Paris, Teheran and Ramadi. SHOW 'EM ALL!!!!!!!!!!

This Kerry campaign response to Curt Schilling endorsing President Bush is loser talk:

Kerry spokesman David Wade reminded baseball-crazed voters that when George W. Bush was owner of the Texas Rangers he voted against creation of the wild card. The Red Sox, of course, qualified for the playoffs through the wild card.

''When legions of Sox fans go to the polls on Tuesday, they'll remember that if George Bush had his way the Red Sox wouldn't have ever won the World Series,'' Wade said in a statement.

For good measure, Wade also reminds that Bush ''traded Sammy Sosa.''

Can't these bozos just let some things go? This sort of thing doesn't make a good impression on anybody.