Saturday, July 18, 2009


Belgian band Soulwax, in a later life known as the Flying Dewaele Brothers. Much against everyone's advice, from the 1998 album of the same name. Soulwax's key members are the brothers David and Stephen Dewaele, from Ghent, in the province of East Flanders.

Conversation Intercom, from the same album:

I have always felt that if The Scabs, who originated in 1982 in Diest (central Belgian province of Flemish Brabant), had had just somewhat more balls, just somewhat more talent, and a good marketing machine behind 'em, they could have made it beyond Belgium. Hard Times from the album Royalty in Exile (1990), possibly their best album, is a good song, easy to the ear:

Hey, nite all.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009


In France since at least 2004, muslim youths living predominantly in the now 800 or so ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles, or sensitive urban zones, an euphemism for no-go zones - MFBB] torch an estimated 30,000 cars a year. Since France is a big country, at least for European standards, since there is a deliberate government policy to make no fuss about it, and since the no go zones are spread rather evenly across country from a geographical point of view, this abomination which has until now resulted in at least 120,000 destroyed cars (this kind of carbon pollution is apparently less dangeroussssss for Mother Earth) has attracted surprisingly little of global media attention. Only when particularly bad local events happen, something registers on the European MSM radars. Such an instance occurred around July 8th and three subsequent nights, when a 21-year old muslim thug, Mohammed Benmouna, apparently hanged himself in his cell in Firminy near Saint-Etienne, in France's western Loire region. As per usual, the UK's Guardian manages to dodge the key issue and has pinpointed the reason for the seemingly neverending turmoil. Fasten your seatbelts: it's "the dire relations between police and youths of immigrant descent on suburban estates." (!) Talk about spanning the torched cart before the fried horse:

"For three nights, youths have taken to the streets of Firminy to riot over the death, burning local shops, torching dozens of cars and stoning police, despite repeated pleas for calm from the family. Last night the family and 200 locals staged a peaceful sit-down protest outside their block of flats. But later groups of youths began torching buildings and cars and stoning police. The local bakers, chemist, tobacconist and hairdressing salon were razed. Two hundred riot police were brought in to control rioters with teargas and plastic bullets. Six arrests were made. The Benmouna case has reopened France's festering sore - the dire relations between police and youths of immigrant descent on suburban estates..."

It's not that I like to say it - believe it or not - but in Europe muslims almost invariably turn out to do jobs requiring neither big intellectual capabilities neither craftmanship, being handy neither with the gray cells nor with their hands. There is one métier in which they excel though:

And then came Bastille Day, July 14th, the French national holiday. On the eve of that day, those pesky "youths" burned another 500 cars nationwide:

Check out this video and you will see some rather pathetic specimens of the homo frenchiscus, a species well on its way to extinction and in dire need of affordable car insurance premiums:

Truth to be told, that leftist rag Le Monde did some scant reporting on the events, unlike Le Figaro, which considered Carla Bruni's July 14 outfit swap of white Dior to black Chanel of far greater importance:

So what this article says is that basically during the night of 13 to 14 July more than 500 cars were set ablaze. By whom? No one knows. Everyone's clueless. Must be Greys from Zeta Reticuli, pissed off by all that Blue, White and Red. Or US Marines. Belgians. Whatever. Anyway, the first estimation made at 6 o'clock in the morning came to 317 vehicles, 6.7% up from the previous year, when there were only 297. Police nevertheless qualified the night as "relatively calm", although "serious" incidents took place in Val d'Oise, Gonesse, Arnouville, Seine-Saint-Denis, Aulnay-sous-Bois, Tremblay-en-France, and in l'Essonne, in Grigny. The newspaper La Provence signaled incidents in Marseille, more precisely shooting at the police. Etc etc etc. Bon Dieu.

And what do the powers that be think of this all? Special Counselor to French president Sarkozy Henri Guaino decided to take a look himself inside a police van in Montfermeil and subsequently came under attack from a 40-strong gang of those famous "youths". Interviewed later by the blog Rue89, Guaino commented: "that police used plastic bullets to disengage, but not too much, since lavish use would have been suicidal".

And Mr. Guaino's conclusion?

Sit down first.

"Il y a dans nos banlieues une jeunesse formidable que nous sommes en train de perdre."

"We have in our suburbs a formidable youth that we are losing."

Am I crazy or are they crazy? I may be many things. Grumpy? You bet. Bigoted? For sure. Boring? Absolutely. Long-winded? Jawohl. Hateful? Hmmm, I guess I may have become so. But crazy? I didn't think so.

Therefore they must be.


Monday, July 13, 2009


Over at Townhall, Salena Zito sheds some light on the Obama Administrations 'czaring' phenomenon:

"... Czars have been used since FDR persuaded Jimmy Byrnes to leave the U.S. Supreme Court to become head of the Office of Economic Stabilization. It’s just that most administrations haven’t used as many as Obama has so far.

Right now, 21 or so “special assistants” have been hand-picked by the president and don’t need Senate approval.

We have a car czar, an energy czar, an urban czar, a TARP czar. We also have a drug czar, a stimulus-accountability czar, a regulatory czar, a terrorism czar – and, yes, even a Guantanamo Bay-closure czar. There are about 12 more, but you get the picture..."

Now, if 'czaring' meant appointing advisors with a proven record of non-partisanship and unquestionable competence in the relevant field for which a 'czar' is the presidents' advisor, that would be one thing.

It's a totally different thing if one after another, those 'czars' appear to be the worst radicals imaginable.

And while I am adverse of conspracy theories, and have until now mostly attributed the incessant blunders of the Obama Administration to, simply, sheer and unparallelled incompetence, I must now admit that Obama's choice of one radical after another to serve as his 'czar' for this or that issue, seems to hint at some darker purpose.

Mind you, we are not even talking about the appointment of radicals for Minister posts and other high-profile government functions, like:

a.) the pro-abortion Kathleen Sebelius for Health and Human Services Secretary
b.) Eric Holder for Obama's Attorney General. Holder was the one who orchestrated the Clinton pardon for 16 terrorists of the FALN, a radical Puerto Rican nationalist group which set off 120 bombs in the US, which killed six and maimed dozens of others
c.) Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court Judge. Sotomayor is notorious for racist remarks vis-à-vis whites, poor judgment and low productivity.
d.) Janet Napolitano for head of the Deparment of Homeland Security. I don't have to tell Americans that Napolitano wants us all to label terror attacks committed by islamic extremists as 'man-caused disasters' and that she fingered returning vets as potential right wing extremists.

No, we are merely talking about Obama's czars:

We have had the appointment of Van Jones, Obama's 'Green Jobs' czar. Van Jones is an anarchist who as late as 2005 described himself as a 'rowdy black nationalist' and a 'communist'(!).

We have had the appointment of Cass Sunstein as Obama's Regulatory Czar. Sunstein is a radical animal rights activist who in 2004 wrote that 'animals should be able to bring suit, with human beings as their represenatives'.

We have had the appointment of Carol Browner as Obama's Climate Czar. Browner is a radical socialist in favor of global governance who sits on the board of a major Carbon Offset "company".

But perhaps no other appointment is as shocking as the one of John Holdren, Obama's Science Czar. The elusive blogger Zombie has an excellent piece on this creep. Read and shiver:

"Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A "Planetary Regime" with the power of life and death over American citizens.

The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of the person now in control of science policy in the United States? Or both?

These ideas (among many other equally horrifying recommendations) were put forth by John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology -- informally known as the United States' Science Czar. In a book Holdren co-authored in 1977, the man now firmly in control of science policy in this country wrote that:

• Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not;
• The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation's drinking water or in food;
• Single mothers and teen mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise;
• People who "contribute to social deterioration" (i.e. undesirables) "can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility" -- in other words, be compelled to have abortions or be sterilized.
• A transnational "Planetary Regime" should assume control of the global economy and also dictate the most intimate details of Americans' lives -- using an armed international police force.

Impossible, you say? That must be an exaggeration or a hoax. No one in their right mind would say such things.

Well, I hate to break the news to you, but it is no hoax, no exaggeration. John Holdren really did say those things, and this report contains the proof. Below you will find photographs, scans, and transcriptions of pages in the book Ecoscience, co-authored in 1977 by John Holdren and his close colleagues Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich. The scans and photos are provided to supply conclusive evidence that the words attributed to Holdren are unaltered and accurately transcribed...."

All of which leads you to the question:


Apart from ruining the economy, that is???