Saturday, January 15, 2011


Tonight we start with Dire Straits' 1985 hit Money for Nothing, because the


at the Canadian Bull Shit Commissariat, erm, Broadcast Standards Council, saw fit to warn Canadian radio stations to edit the song's lyrics, more precisely the word faggot, lest some people wouldn't be offended.

A fine, modest and uncomplexed song, Home on a Monday by Little River Band. 1977.

Good night.


Friday, January 14, 2011


A chilling account of what life was like for a white vicar's wife in a muslim area in Birmingham, the UK's second biggest city. Via Standpoint:

January/February 2011.

I have just returned to London, where, I have lived since I was 11. I have been away for four years, living as an ethnic minority in a monocultural part of the world, amassing a host of stories to tell to disbelieving friends. On the whole, I am glad to return. I shan't miss some locals' assumptions that, being a white woman, if I was outside after dark, as I occasionally was, usually to walk the few metres between my house and the church, I must be a prostitute eager to give them a blow job. I shan't miss the abuse my priest husband received: the daubing of "Dirty white dogs" in red paint on the church door, the barrage of stones thrown at him by children shouting "Satan". He was called a "f***ing white bastard" more than once, though, notably, never when in a cassock. I will also not miss the way our garden acted as the local rubbish dump, with items ranging from duvets and TV sets, to rats (dead or twitching) glued to cardboard strips, a popular local method of vermin control to stem the large numbers of them which scuttled between the rubbish piled in gardens and on pavements. Yes, I am very glad to have left Britain's second city.



...As a woman, it was difficult for me to gain many first-hand impressions of the Muslims. I was generally ignored by both men and women, and on the rare occasion that I had to interact, when for example a car was parked illegally and blocking my gate, I was addressed as if inconsequential. My husband, however, faithfully reported conversations which you may find somewhat alarming. One of our favourite dinner-party pieces is this: opposite our vicarage there is a "library" which has some computers, some burkas and occasionally tracts that say offensive things about Jews and Christians. My husband did his photo-copying there, and got on rather well with everybody. One day he was chatting to a man with a passing resemblance to Lawrence of Arabia, who had just arrived from Antwerp — one of an increasing number of Muslims who are arriving here with EU passports. He asked him why he had come to Birmingham. He was surprised at the question: "Everybody know. Birmingham — best place in Europe to be pure Muslim." Well, there must be many places in Europe where Muslims are entirely free to practise their faith, but I suspect there are few places in which they can have so little contact with the civic and legal structure of a Western state if they choose. It seems to be particularly easy to "disappear" if that is their intention. A parishioner once described a lorry pulling up outside his house, the side opening to reveal stacked mattresses full of sleepy, and presumably illegal, immigrants, who staggered out into broad Brummie daylight. We heard tales of how houses are exchanged for cash payments in our area. An untaxed car was once clamped by a frightened-looking official at 8am, but within hours the owner of the vehicle had organised the clamps to be sawn off, and he sped away...


Another instance of separation from the Western world is revealed in the following: my husband frequently chatted to a neighbour who could be described as one of the more questioning Muslims, and who has often provided an insight into the locals' mindset. Even this man, however, believes what the whole community thinks: the 9/11 planes were organised by Jews. Everybody knows there were no Jewish people in the World Trade Centre that day, as they had been tipped off. Oh, and the Mumbai terrorists had been kidnapped and brainwashed by Indian people. The tendency towards denial is strong. When my husband mentioned the "dirty white dogs" graffiti to a local Muslim, the response was, "One of your people did it." I have to say that the police's response was no better when the local Methodists complained about the same thing. They chose not to believe it had happened, since we had removed all sign of it with the buckets of anti-graffiti chemicals we had stocked since we arrived. They asked, somewhat pathetically: "Are you sure it was racist?" ....


When this whole thing blows up, as it will do inevitably some day, no one will be able to say he or she did not see it coming.

Cold steel and hot lead.


Thursday, January 13, 2011


The USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74), is the US Navy's seventh Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier, named after Democratic Senator John Cornelius Stennis, from Mississippi, whose career in the Senate lasted from 1947 to 1989 and who was Chairman of the Armed Services Committee from 1969 to 1980. In this capacity he oversaw 25 major aviation programs and for his prodigious efforts he earned the nickname 'Father of the Modern American Navy'.

The Stennis has a.o. and Air Wing, CVW-9, consisting of eight to nine squadrons, one of them being the famous Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-192, the "Golden Dragons". Erm, I meant, the "World Famous Golden Dragons". Cut the guys some slack, their bragging is more tongue in cheek than actual pride in their military accomplishments. It seems they added the prefix "World Famous" after they became indeed, world famous, in the mid-fifties. The movie The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1955), starring William Holden as Lt. Harry Brubaker, features VFA-192 (in the movie it's actually VF-192), and if you check out the following video you can see the yellow dragons insignia on the F9F Panther's noses:

Yes, the movie was that accurate (although the carrier the Golden Dragons were on, the USS Savo Island, is fictitious). James Michener, the author of The Bridges... spent a lot of time on carriers during the Korean War, attending briefings and interviewing pilots, and it shows. Too bad his zeal ruined his marriage.

Hat tip reader Traveller, a Fleming like me and an accomplished engineer who has seen a LOT of the world.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Over at Storm'n Norm'n, a disturbing article about the islamic practice of cousin marriages.

By Bryan Fischer

Nicolai Sennels is a Danish psychologist who has done extensive research into a little-known problem in the Muslim world: the disastrous results of Muslim inbreeding brought about by the marriage of first-cousins. This practice, which has been prohibited in the Judeo-Christian tradition since the days of Moses, was sanctioned by Muhammad and has been going on now for 50 generations (1,400 years) in the Muslim world.

This practice of inbreeding will never go away in the Muslim world, since Muhammad is the ultimate example and authority on all matters, including marriage. The massive inbreeding in Muslim culture may well have done virtually irreversible damage to the Muslim gene pool, including extensive damage to its intelligence, sanity, and health.

According to Sennels, close to half of all Muslims in the world are inbred. In Pakistan, the numbers approach 70%. Even in England, more than half of Pakistani immigrants are married to their first cousins, and in Denmark the number of inbred Pakistani immigrants is around 40%.

PhotobucketThe numbers are equally devastating in other important Muslim countries: 67% in Saudi Arabia, 64% in Jordan, and Kuwait, 63% in Sudan, 60% in Iraq, and 54% in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. According to the BBC, this Pakistani, Muslim-inspired inbreeding is thought to explain the probability that a British Pakistani family is more than 13 times as likely to have children with recessive genetic disorders. While Pakistanis are responsible for three percent of the births in the UK , they account for 33% of children with genetic birth defects.

The risk of what are called autosomal recessive disorders such as cystic fibrosis and spinal muscular atrophy is 18 times higher and the risk of death due to malformations is 10 times higher. Other negative consequences of inbreeding include a 100 percent increase in the risk of stillbirths and a 50% increase in the possibility that a child will die during labor.

Lowered intellectual capacity is another devastating consequence of Muslim marriage patterns. According to Sennels, research shows that children of consanguineous marriages lose 10-16 points off their IQ and that social abilities develop much slower in inbred babies.

The risk of having an IQ lower than 70, the official demarcation for being classified as "retarded," increases by an astonishing 400 percentamong children of cousin marriages. (Similar effects were seen in the Pharaonic dynasties in ancient Egypt and in the British royal family, where inbreeding was the norm for a significant period of time.)

In Denmark, non-Western immigrants are more than 300 percent more likely to fail the intelligence test required for entrance into the Danish army. Sennels says that "the ability to enjoy and produce knowledge and abstract thinking is simply lower in the Islamic world." He points out that the Arab world translates just 330 books every year, about 20% of what Greece alone does.

In the last 1,200 years of Islam, just 100,000 books have been translated into Arabic, about what Spain does in a single year. Seven out of 10 Turks have never even read a book. Sennels points out the difficulties this creates for Muslims seeking to succeed in the West. "A lower IQ, together with a religion that denounces critical thinking, surely makes it harder for many Muslims to have success in our high-tech knowledge societies."

Only nine Muslims have every won a Nobel Prize, and five of those were for the "Peace Prize." According to Nature magazine, Muslim countries produce just 10 percent of the world average when it comes to scientific research (measured by articles per million inhabitants).

In Denmark, Sennels' native country, Muslim children are grossly overrepresented among children with special needs. One-third of the budget for Danish schools is consumed by special education, and anywhere from 51% to 70% of retarded children with physical handicaps in Copenhagen have an immigrant background. Learning ability is severely affected as well. Studies indicated that 64% of school children with Arabic parents are still illiterate after 10 years in the Danish school system. The immigrant drop-out rate in Danish high schools is twice that of the native-born.

Mental illness is also a product. The closer the blood relative, the higher the risk of schizophrenic illness. The increased risk of insanity may explain why more than 40% of the patients in Denmark 's biggest ward for clinically insane criminals have an immigrant background.

The U.S. is not immune. According to Sennels, "One study based on 300,000 Americans shows that the majority of Muslims in the USA have a lower income, are less educated, and have worse jobs than the population as a whole."


Sennels concludes:

There is no doubt that the wide spread tradition of first cousin marriages among Muslims has harmed the gene pool among Muslims. Because Muslims' religious beliefs prohibit marrying non-Muslims and thus prevents them from adding fresh genetic material to their population, the genetic damage done to their gene pool since their prophet allowed first cousin marriages 1,400 years ago are most likely massive. (This has produced) overwhelming direct and indirect human and societal consequences.

Bottom line: Islam is not simply a benign and morally equivalent alternative to the Judeo-Christian tradition. As Sennels points out, the first and biggest victims of Islam are Muslims. Simple Christian compassion for Muslims and a common-sense desire to protect Western civilization from the ravages of Islam dictate a vigorous opposition to the spread of this dark and dangerous religion. These stark realities must be taken into account when we establish public polices dealing with immigration from Muslim countries and the building of mosques in the U.S.

Let's hope America wakes up before a blind naiveté about the reality of Islam destroys what remains of our Christian culture and our domestic tranquility."

Islam is cancer.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011


There is such a massive amount of coverage on the Tucson shooting that at first I thought I'd add nothing to it.

But the disgraceful way in which leftist media and leftist politicans have used this appalling incident for their political agenda made me change my mind;

Here's a screenshot of Het Laatste Nieuws Online, a Belgium newspaper. OF COURSE, Sarah Palin and the Tea Party are to blame:


Read how the HLN scumbags put it:

"Although Sarah Palin offered her condolences to the Giffords family via Facebook after the Tucson shooting, the Republican politician is more and more getting in a tight spot. Indeed, Congresswoman Giffords (40) last year was on the 'Democrats to be taken out' list on Palin's website, Palin being one of the thriving forces behind the very conservative Tea Party. It's a movement putting up a fierce resistance against President Obama's Health Care reforms..."

All the tricks in the books are okay. Notice the snapshot, expressly taken, for maximum effect, at the moment of an exxaggerated pose.

It is curious how quick our moral betters are to point out what they perceive as the reasons, when they themselves emerged not so long ago from a veritable eight-year long hatefest. A quick recap, and we start with some pics from lefty sites right after Palin's candidacy for VP became known:


Somewhat more explicit than the crosshairs on Palin's USA map huh?

A sophisticated enlighted member of the leftist intelligentsia crafted this impressive Palin artwork, no doubt subsidized:


This is Madonna shrieking 'I will kick her ass!!!'. Listen to the public.

Feel the love, huh?

But no matter how much flak Palin took, it's nothing compared to what the former President of the United States was subjected too. Remember - there were THOUSANDS of placards, photos and effigies like these:


We can't omit the Kill Bush Games...


... nor the Kill Bush T-shirts:


Golly, almost forgot the Kill Bush stamps:


There's also been a lot of love for Glenn Beck the past few days. How about this, leftist hypocrites? Syndicated host Mike Malloy publicly wishing FOX News Channel host Beck commits suicide, and expressing hope it will occur live and on the air:

Last November, the corrupt Democratic Congressman Kanjorski publicly called for his Republican opponent Rick Scott to be put against a wall and shot:


This was some scant evidence of the appalling double standard the left uses. They think they can get away with anything, and still hold the moral high ground. Leftism ladies and gentlemen, leftism... is a disease of the mind.

Be all that as it may.

I have a daughter who was born on September 4, 2001. Exactly one week before 9/11. Christina Taylor Green was born on 9/11 itself.


The lives of my girl and Christina ran parallel. From her photo, she seems like a happy kid, enormously pleased with life. By all accounts, she was.

Christina was always one week younger than my girl, and will... forever remain so.

I would like to ask people to... pray for this little jewel of a girl. And for the other innocent victims. And for their relatives.

It's appalling.


Monday, January 10, 2011


Mahler's well-known Adagietto from his Fifth Symphony. There's several speeds at which to play it, and they are basically open to the conductor's taste, since Mahler did not provide metronome marks. Well, when you listen to it, it's actually difficult to imagine the Adagietto's tempo being dictated by a metronome. When Mahler himself conducted it in 1905, it lasted about nine minutes - since the master himself will have known best I guess every performance should last about this long.

At 7:46 this comes close to the Bruno Walter timing, who was otherwise a conductor quite well 'feeling' Mahler. My personal taste goes out to a performance in a clip from the 1971 movie Death in Venice, and that lasts about 9 minutes. Now that one is absolutely wonderful. I consider it definitely better than the version above, but I wasn't able to find it tonight. Perhaps it's better so, since the clip is somewhat controversial, and my feelings about that movie are a bit ambiguous. Death in Venice has been lauded by most culture popes to such an extent that it's almost impossible to hint you don't feel too comfortable with the homoerotic/pederastic nature of the movie. Our moral bettes will inevitably come up with something like that it's a movie about the discovery of beauty, regret about beautiful things forever gone and the like. I don't know. Perhaps I should see it once in whole and then judge.

Anyway... yes, the Adagietto has been commercialized thru and thru. You will find it on a gazillion "Most beautiful classical melodies EVAH" and so on. Still, that does not detract from it's heartbreaking beauty. Enjoy it. And thank you, Gustav Mahler.


Dead White Male.


Sunday, January 09, 2011


Dambisa Moyo, acclaimed author of Dead Aid, has a new book out. How the West was Lost. When you got to hear it from a Zambian, things must be pretty bad indeed. From The Telegraph, January 9:

Photobucket"... Dambisa Moyo is that rare type of person – an economist who makes waves. Her first book, Dead Aid, angered many in the charity sector by arguing that foreign aid has harmed Africa and should be phased out.

Her second, which is published in London on Thursday, accuses America and other Western powers of squandering their world economic dominance through a sustained catalogue of fundamentally flawed policies.

How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly – And the Stark Choices Ahead goes so far as to predict that the US will be a “bona fide socialist welfare state” by the latter part of this century.

“Indeed, if nothing else changes it from its current path,” writes Moyo, “it is almost certain that America will move from a fully-fledged capitalist society of entrepreneurs to a socialist nation in just a few decades.

“The trouble is, it won’t be just any socialist welfare state... the US is on a path to creating the worst and most venal form of welfare state [poorly developed and designed] – one born of desperation from many years of flawed economic policies and a society that rapaciously feeds on itself.”


Oh yeah... Here's the money quote from the article:

“I think the markets can work in a managed way,” she says. “If they’re left to run rampant it’s obviously problematic, but I think they are the best way of delivering economic benefits and have been shown to be the method to generate the biggest economic benefits to the highest number of people.”

Got that, blistering retarded commie fools in the WH, Venezuela, the Union of Socialist Soviet Repooplicks of Belgistan, the PvdA and elsewhere???