Thursday, December 30, 2004

Even though I really don't like cats (although they're not as bad as clowns or monkeys), I don't really condone this behavior. However, what is "federal animal cruelty"? Was this particular feline employed by Washington?

Call me silly, but I would assume the local boys have this one under control and the feds could be busy, um I don't know, breaking up terrorist cells perhaps?

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

This U.N. toady needs a beatdown.

...adding that politicians in the United States and Europe "believe that they are really burdening the taxpayers too much, and the taxpayers want to give less. It's not true. They want to give more."

Read the whole thing for an extra special treat.

Hat tip to Drudge.

Sunday, December 26, 2004


A.) Introduction.

In December 1944 the Allied armies had recaptured most of Hitlers conquests in Western Europe. The frontline had advanced to pretty much the pre-war boundaries between Germany, France, and Belgium, with the exception of the Netherlands, where a skewed situation with an allied-held corridor pointing towards Arnhem had developed since the partly failed Market Garden Operation in September 1944. The main fighting took place in the northern and southern sectors of the front – mainly in the Aachen area by the US 1st Army under Hodges and in Alsace-Lorraine by the US 3rd Army under Patton.

Between the two of them lay a stretch of less than one hundred kilometres along the borders of Belgium and Luxembourg with Germany. Ever since US troops first ventured here in September this region had seen little fighting. In fact, so calm had duty in this area been that GI’s dubbed it the "Phoney Front" – because apart from the occasional potshots and a few mortar rounds the opposing sides lobbed at each other every now and then, combat activity could in now way be compared to, say, the bloodletting in the Huertgen Forest.

Covering this part of the front was the US VIII Corps under General Troy Middleton. With only four divisions his troops would have been considered dangerously outstretched… were it not that the Ardennes Forest behind his back did not necessitate a larger troop deployment…

But was that so? After all, the old Ardennes massif, with its rugged terrain and dense woods had been easily traversed by Hitlers panzers in May 1940. Had the German troops not had such a terrible beating in summer 1944 – not only in the West but also in the East, where the entire Army Group Center had been annihilated – and had there been no general mood among Allied troops that the end for the Germans was near, more cautious generals would have remembered 1940.

Hitler did. As early as September he embarked on plans to attack through the Ardennes again, and had the plans for Fall Gelb (Case Yellow, the 1940 conquest of Western Europe) brought to him again. All through the autumn, and despite his generals being aghast at the preparation of yet another offensive when the country was in dire need of adequate defenses, Hitler assembled three armies to be used in the undertaking, which had first gotten the codename Herbstnebel (Autumn Mist) and then Wacht am Rhein (Watch on the Rhine), to suggest a purely defensive operation.

Why did Hitler think an attack was a sound idea? Partly it was his sense for self-aggrandization: he could simply not limit himself to purely defensive operations when he still had an armoured card to play out. One has to admit, though, that if the forces at his disposal had been even stronger (say, twice) the plan might have worked out "fine" – read, with devastating results to the Allies. Indeed, Allied operations in the northern sector had led to a large mass of Allied troops perched together between Arnhem in Holland and the old German city of Aachen (the Canadian 1st, Britsh 2nd, US 1st and US 9th Armies). The strong US 3rd Army was far to the south in Alsace Lorraine. By smashing his way through the weakly defended Ardennes and racing for the Belgian port of Antwerp, the Allies’ most important supply port in Europe, the four Allied armies would be cut off in a gigantic "bag" encompassing most of northern Belgium and southern Holland. As their lifeline would be cut off by the taking of Antwerp, very likely these forces would soon run out of ammo and supplies. Hitlers plan foresaw that the southern army of his thrust through the Ardennes would hold up Patton long enough for the rest of his troops to annihilate the entire northern sector of the Allies, moreover, these troops would also be attacked from the north by armoured counterattacks by General Students forces north of the Maas and Waal rivers. Surely, from a military point of view the whole plan had its merits. There was one caveat: the German forces, comparatively strong as they were for that stage in the war, were still hopelessly understrength for such an undertaking. Hitler was over-ambitious and deluded himself as to the capabilities of his troops.

German losses throughout summer and autumn had been atrocious. Between June and November 1944 the total of casualties on all fronts had been a staggering 1,400,000. Entire armies had been lost both in the East and the West, and divisions had limped away from the battlefield as mere shadows of their former self. For instance, the famous 2nd Wiener Panzerdivison under Von Luettwitz had arrived in September in the Eifel (the continuation of the Ardennes on German soil) with just three tanks left. The entire 2nd SS Panzer Corps, consisting of the Hohenstaufen and Frundsberg SS Panzer Divisions, had on September 17th, day of the airborne landings in the Netherlands, a combined strength of less than 10,000 troops, whereas a full-blown SS Panzer Divison counted almost 20,000.

Nevertheless, by scraping the bottom of the barrel, tapping the few hitherto untouched reservoirs of manpower including personnel from the cultural sector (even opera performers!) and a miraculously revived German war industry, Hitler was once more able not only to stabilise the Western front by the beginning of October, but also to carefully nurture behind the frontlines the attacking force which would, he hoped, repeat the success of 1940.

Koeingstiger Heavy Tank, sPzAbt 503, Autumn 1944

(German Heavy Tiger II tank, commonly referred to as Koenigstiger)

It is interesting to look at the composition of this attacking force, since regardless the evil nature of the Nazi regime one cannot help but be astonished at how the Germans were able to assemble so quickly so large a force of three armies with between them 21 divisions (ultimately 29), of which 10 were Panzer of Panzergrenadierdivisions. These armies were, from north to south, the 6th SS Panzer Army under Sepp Dietrich, the Fifth Panzer Army under Von Manteuffel and the 7th Army under Brandenberger. Of course, even as the front stabilised during October and bad weather hampered large-scale Allied operations, occasionally several divisions from this powerful array had still to be sent to plug a gap left and right, or to shore up a threatened sector. Since Hitler apparently preferred his precious SS divisions remain untouched (at least till the great day), Army divisions were chosen for this ungrateful job, resulting at them standing at the starting line with less than their full complement. E.g., the elite Army panzer training Division Panzerlehr and the 2nd Panzer Division counted on December 16th, the day when Wacht Am Rhein started, 60 and 88 tanks respectively, far below their SS counterparts' allotment. But not even trying to keep those last ones unscathed during October and November could reinstate them to their former status and the Nazi command had to resort to organizational tricks to get those divisions’ tank strengths to an acceptable level. In the case of 1st SS Panzer Division this was done by incorporating a panzer unit which was normally independent and not even intended to operate within a divisional frame. (a Heavy SS Tank battalion, the 501st). Still, when comparing both a typical Army Panzer division and a typical SS Panzer divison, one has to conclude that the latter had virtually twice the strength (armoured and otherwise) of the former. This perfectly illustrates the disrespect Hitler had for the regular army units as compared to his "personal" Waffen SS troops.

Even in their non-completed state, the three German armies had between them some 250,000 troops and close to 1,400 tanks and assault guns – thus, on a front line of a mere 80 kilometers almost as many armour as along the entire 1,600 kilometer or so of the Eastern Front!

Opposing them was the US VIII Corps under General Middleton, consisting of:

•the 14th Cavalry Group
•the 106th Infantry Division
•the 28th Infantry Division
•the 4th Infantry Division

All in all, basically not even four divisions "holding" a front line (20 kilometers per division) with very few tanks, and of whom 106th had just arrived, as green as can be, from the States and the 28th was recuperating after having been severely mauled in the ill-fated operation in the Huertgen Forest. When one also counts that the Germans obtained complete surprise, it is easy to see why the first days of the offensive were such a tremendous success for the Germans.

Battle of the Bulge Map

(map via Europeanmilitarytours)

The map shows the maximum penetration of German forces during the Ardennes Offensive - 130 kilometers for the 2nd Panzer Division, or just 6 kilometers from the Belgian town of Dinant along the Meuse river!

(To be continued)


Saturday, December 25, 2004


Friend of Downeast and regular reader Drazil posed the following question in the previous post’s comments section (which dealt with the transition of the Vlaams Blok to the Vlaams Belang):

Michael, someone on another site I frequent stated that the Vlaams Blok position on the Holocaust is that it did not happen. Can you clarify that for me?
Drazil 12.24.04 - 9:43 pm #

First of all, thank you very much for this question Drazil, since it allows me to shed some light on an argument which can be used to discredit my party.

The Vlaams Blok/Vlaams Belang is very clear on the Holocaust: IT DID HAPPEN. Moreover, leading Vlaams Blok/Vlaams Belang strongmen repeatedly express their support for the Belgian Jewish Community and the State of Israël. As you may or may not know, the Belgian port of Antwerp is also the world’s Diamond Center. This industry is mainly in the hands of the Jewish community in Antwerp, numbering some 20,000. More and more of them are acutely aware of the growing threat of radical Muslim extremists in Belgium and especially in Antwerp, homebase of the radical Muslim organization Arab European League, led by Lebanese firebrand and former Hizballah terrorist Dyab Abu Jahjah, who naturalized to Belgian through a phoney marriage with a girl from Bruges.

Whereas the relations between the Muslim and Jewish communities had been peaceful through the early nineties, the establishment of the AEL in Antwerp from the mid-nneties on soon led to frictions. By April 2002 things had gotten to the point where an attempt to destroy a synagogue with a molotovcocktail was made. The perpetrators were never caught, but the next day young AEL Muslims ventured on Antwerps streets burning Israeli flags and busting Jewish shopwindows in the diamond district. On April 8, 2002, the AEL demonstrated again, only this time round an effigy of Sharon was burnt. Savoury detail: the puppet was clad in the typical dresscode of the Chassidim, the Jewish community’s Ultra Orthodox segment (black robes, black hat, long beard, curls etc…)

Instances like these and others, e.g. the stabbing to near death of the Jewish Yeshida student Noah Schmal last summer by a gang of fifteen Moroccans and the murder on Moshe Yitzhak Na’eh some two months ago, have led to an increasing number of Jews leaning to, and also voting for, the Vlaams Blok/Vlaams Belang, which many have begun to see as the only political force standing between them and an increasingly radicalising Muslim community.

VB strongman Filip Dewinter and Rabbi Pinchas Meyers

Because a picture tells more than a 1,000 words, as the cliché goes, I provide here a photo depicting Filip Dewinter, VB chairman in Antwerp, shaking hands with the well-known rabbi Pinchas Meyers. In the former you will recognize the man on the poster from yesterday's article. In addition, I can tell you that Dewinter has also held talks with Jewish former town official André Gantman, in which he distanced himself explicitly from each and any form of anti-Semitism.

The VB itself does the same, but I’m giving this example because Dewinter himself is really the face of the VB, not only in Antwerp but also in the rest of the country. Scroll down this site, and you will find plenty of evidence of extensive contacts between the VB and Jews in Antwerp. In addition, I might add that Dewinter has given interviews to Jewish newspaper Maariv supporting Israëls cause, and that Dewinter on March 23rd of this year, upon introducing Israeli author Avi Lipkin, a former spokesman of the Israeli army, to a VB audience, said that Israel is "the vanguard of the West in a feudal Middle East."

He’s not the only one though: Marc Joris, another well-known VB figure from Antwerp co-runs with female Jewish filmmaker Tami Lorjé the site Kristalhelder, a site providing background info on Israël from the point where MSM info on that country STOPS... Such is the vigor with which Mr. Joris, a Holocaust Denier as the PC cabal would want us to believe, has committed himself to the defence of Jews in Belgium, that he is affectionately known among the members of that community as Yachem Joris , meaning "Little Jew Joris".

In stark contrast with this clear token of the VB’s sympathy for the Jewish cause are the acts of two MPs of my erstwhile party, the VLD, which as you may know I left because it did not effectively oppose the introduction of an insane law granting to non-Belgians the right to vote in municipal elections. I’m referring to mssrs. Vincent Van Quickenborne and Jean-Pierre De Decker. Mr. Van Quickenborne, apparently strongly influenced by biased leftist reporting on the plight of Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, visited this area and a.o. shook hands with Hamas leader Sheikh Masharawi and wished him success. Jean-Marie De Decker, accompanying him, compared the Israëli Army conduct in Gaza and on the West Bank with the Endloesung, i.e. the Nazi extermination of Jews in concentration camps. Mr. Van Quickenborne and Mr. De Decker only recently joined the VLD. Well, they came in... and I went out.

Now mind you, I understand where these allegations come from. Mr. Dewinter is friends with Jean-Marie Le Pen, the French rightwing leader, notorious for his remark that the Holocaust, insofar as it actually took place, was but a footnote in history. Personally, I strongly distance myself from a figure like Le Pen, who in my opinion is just a socialist sharing with the Vlaams Blok the anti-immigrant platform.

Another aspect is that, as I said, the origins of the Vlaams Blok are a bit murky, since indeed, when it was formed back in 1977, it counted among its members not few who sypathized with the Flemish Waffen SS-volunteers who fought with the Nazis against Communist Russia. But elaborarting on this thread would lead us way too far. In case anyone is really interested, I will gladly provide some post on the topic. Suffice to say that Flemings, during the greater part of Belgium's existence, were secondrank citizens while the Walloon minority had most if not all of the political and economic power. It is not exaggerated to state that Flemings were the Shiites of Belgium, and Walloons its Sunnis. Throughout history, sad but true, Flemish activists sided twice with the German invaders who promised them greater independence and respect for Flemish heritage. During the last World War, this even culminated in the formation of a Flemish Grenadier Divison on the Waffen SS Roster, the 27th "Langemarck". To its credit I must say that there are no known atrocities committed by this unit nor its predecessors, and that many if not all of the raw recruits were spurred to fight alongside the Germans not only by their Flemish activist leaders, but also by the rabidly anti-communist Flemish Catholic Church. Many a priest exhorted young Flemish boys to go on a crusade against the godless communism. Sadly, the whole undertaking has discredited the heirs of the Flemish Cause to this day.


Friday, December 24, 2004


You may remember distant rumours back in spring telling of my party, the Vlaams Blok, or rather three supporting organizations, being labeled "racist" by a court in Ghent, the second most important Flemish city. Well, on November 9, 2004 this arrest was not only confirmed by Belgium's Supreme Court in Brussels but also extended to the whole of the party. On November 9, the Vlaams Blok was declared a racist organization and as such prone to disbandment, and its members to prosecution.

I was a bit surprised to find quite some Anglosphere sites offering thorough analysis brought in a lucid way on the matter. In fact, their commenting is so good I feel I can hardly do it better, so I will just refer you to Beautiful Atrocities - Soviet Socialist Republic of Belgium and Cordon Sanitaire by Jonathan Lockhart.

The Supreme Court ruled that VB pamphlets and other textual matter incited hatred directed towards the immigrant population in Belgium, mainly from Morocco, Turkey and Algeria. Now, while it is true that of the sixteen texts which were used as proof to support the verdict, one was indeed clearly outrageous (linking the behaviour of immigrant police officers to paedophilia), most offered matter-of-fact information, such as official stats dealing with crime rates and welfare expenditures. There was also a pamphlet including a testimony from a Turkish woman who worked for the Vlaams Blok (!) in which the often lamentable position of women in Islam was described. The Supreme Court did not even deny the basic tenet of this text (nor of several other ones) but instead labeled this text also as racist on the basis of its supposed intent!

Anyway, having been declared a racist organization and there being something like an Anti-Racism Act in Belgium (tailor-made and modified SIX TIMES over the past decade to meet the requirements needed to apply it to the Vlaams Blok), the party could be disbanded and not only its members but everyone cooperating with it could be prosecuted.

That is why the leadership of the Vlaams Blok decided to convene, on November 14, 2004, a congress on which the name of the party was officially changed to Vlaams Belang - Flemish Interest - and its party program reshuffled somewhat to not resemble too much the one of the now defunct Blok. With "reshuffled" I mean just "reshuffled". For while it is true that the origins of the Vlaams Blok are murky (the veterans did sympathize with those Flemings who joined Wehrmacht and Waffen SS to fight communist Russia in WWII; also its early programs breathed in-your-face xenophobia), anno 2004 the Blok had become a relatively modern, free-market oriented(not 100%, admitted) conservative party, and did not object to immigrants living and workig here on the condition that they integrate (learn the language, NOT forsake their identity) and abide by Belgian law.

Indeed, as Frank Vanhecke, Flemish MP and Vlaams Belang Chairman put it:

Though the Vlaams Blok was Belgium’s biggest party and occupied a third of the seats in the Flemish Parliament, we felt compelled to disband. According to the Belgian Anti-Racism Act every member or collaborator of the Vlaams Blok could be brought to court.

That was one month and a half ago. We are approaching year's end, and a Le Soir poll released this week shows the Vlaams Belang has gained even more support since the verdict. I hope that this trend continues and that more and more Flemings realize that not the Vlaams Belang is a threat to democracy - as the politically correct cabals would want us to believe - but the ever growing stranglehold of that typical European brand of Leftism establishing itself not only on the Parliamentary floors but also in unions, social security services, media channels, courts etc. with a force belying its actual popular support.

In the meantime, the Vlaams Belang is waging a propaganda offensive to get the new name to be known among the public. Here is one of their posters:

Vlaams Belang MPs De Winter and Vandermeersch

The lady, Anke Vandermeersch, is a former Miss Belgium (1991) and a lawyer. As you can see it's quite a hot chi... a rather attractive woman. MFBB denies strongly that this has anything to do with his leaving the VLD in favour of the VB earlier this year.

Merry Christmas to all!


Saturday, December 18, 2004

Hmmmm... North Korea plans to test a missile, and the US just had a failed test of its missile defense system.

I propose that for our next test, we shoot down their missile when they go to test it. Maybe it could be a joint operation...

Thursday, December 16, 2004

When was the last time this guy was funny?

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

This is an interesting story as the nuclear reactor mentioned in the article is only about 75 miles away from us.

Based on two informants inside the mullahs' inner circle, Mr. Weldon's source, whom he code-named "Ali," relayed allegations to the Pennsylvania lawmaker that an Iranian-backed terrorist cell is seeking to hijack Canadian airliners and crash them into an American reactor. The target of the operation was only identified by Ali as SEA, leading Mr. Weldon to predict it was the Seabrook reactor in New Hampshire, about 40 miles north of Boston. Ali told the congressman that the attack was first planned for between November 23 and December 3, 2003, but was postponed to take place after this year's presidential election.

Hat tip: lgf.

Saturday, December 11, 2004


Via Daniel Pipes I came across this curious piece, which is from the hand of a certain Tyler Golson, an American teacher in English, since six months working in Syria’s capital Damascus. It appeared in The Daily Star, a leading Lebanese newspaper.

Mr. Golson, a Democrat and like many of his political leanings blinded by irrational Bush-hatred, finds himself baffled as he finds out his pupils don’t share his views:

One afternoon I was explaining the passive tense of verbs, and I used an example that came to mind from American culture. I asked them if they knew who was nominated by the two main parties to run for president. "John Kerry was nominated by the Democratic Party, and George Bush was nominated by the Republicans," replied one of the brightest in the class, a veiled Muslim engineering student named Rahaf. "Very good," I said. "Now, who do you think will be elected?" "Bush," cried several of the students at once, smiling. Abandoning my lesson plan for the moment, but curious at this sudden display of interest in the election, I ventured: "Who do you want to win?" "Bush," said Rahaf, while a number of others nodded in solid agreement. I pressed them further for a few minutes, asking individual students why they liked Bush. The same ideas came up again and again: he is a strong leader, an honest man, and, most of all, a believer. Like the winning margin of American voters this year, these Middle Easterners related to Bush's sense of religious conviction and his confident steering of a nation and culture they admired.

I picked out his particular paragraph…

"But doesn't he scare you?" I asked finally, unable to contain my personal feelings and throwing the lesson plan out the window. "Because of Bush's ideas many people in my country think that all of you are terrorists." Rahaf and most of the others just shrugged. Maybe that was all true, they said, but he was still a good president.

…because it once again clearly shows how blinded those on the left are in their appreciation of how the right views the world. According to Mr. Golson, you out there, and me, and everyone else who supports Bush, have been led to believe by the Bush Administration that because it has branded the Syrian government as a terrorism-supporting entity, which it is, let's be clear about that, all Syrians are terrorists too. What a ludicrous idea! Yet the very casual way in which Mr. Golson vents it learns us a lot of the deadlock in the minds of many (the greater majority of?) Democrats. Oh well. As long as they prefer to being stuck in this asinine mindset they condemn themselves to losing elections time and again.

To his credit I have to admit Mr. Golson ends on a positive as well as rational note when he writes:

Having a truly even-handed and practical approach to peace in the Arab world means realizing that not everyone, and certainly not all of the elites in Arab society, sympathize with the anti-American movements taking place within their own ranks, and that these heartland Arabs could prove a valuable ally in future U.S.-Arab relations.


Thursday, December 09, 2004


Just when you think good ole Jackie can't sink any further he baffles you again.

ZARAGOZA, Dec 7: French President Jacques Chirac and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero backed UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on Tuesday in the face of criticism over the UN oil-for-food scandal in Iraq.

"They both called Kofi Annan jointly to express their solidarity at a time when he is being unfairly attacked," a Spanish government spokesman told reporters. Zapatero and Chirac, in the northern Spanish city of Zaragoza for a bilateral summit, discussed Annan's situation during a lunch and agreed to telephone him immediately, he said.

Mr Annan, winner of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize, has come under scrutiny over the $64 billion oil-for-food programme for Iraq, administered by the UN and supervized by the 15-nation Security Council.

Annan's son Kojo worked in West Africa for a Swiss firm, Cotecna, which inspected goods under the programme and is under investigation. There is no evidence so far the younger Annan dealt with the Iraq programme. The French and Spanish position contrasts with that of US President George W. Bush's government. -Reuters

Sigh. If she wasn't there, I'd completely give up hope for the Fwench.

Miz Casta, Frances finest


Sunday, December 05, 2004

Oh, the irony!

Thursday, December 02, 2004

No, no, noooooooooooo!!!
I've added a link over to the right for the Friends of Iraq blogger Challenge which runs until December 15th. The idea is for blogs to raise as much money as possible for Spirit of America projects in Iraq and compete against other bloggers. The project I've selected is Friends of Democracy which you can read about here.

I just donated $50.00 for what I think is a very worthy cause and may really make a difference, no matter how small.

Clicking the "Friends of Iraq" graphic in the upper right hand corner of the page will take you to the Downeastblog donation page.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Monday, November 29, 2004

Our tax dollars at work. This is one of several reasons why I don't call myself a Republican. I can't think of a bigger waste of time than trying to keep people from using marijuana, for medical or other purposes. The war on drugs is an expensive and catastrophic failure, and appears to me to be pretty damned unconstitutional as well. Want to stop the flow of opium in Afghanistan, and take the drug cartels of Columbia out at the knees? Legalize their product, and make them compete. Why people are so worried about what other people do with their bodies is beyond me.

There's real work to be done, and many people in the Republican party think they should piss away Bush's mandate, be it real or perceived, on the war on drugs and making abortion illegal. Let's hope the Republicans don't implode under the weight of their current domination of government. So far I don't see any reason to believe they have much of a clue.

Thursday, November 25, 2004


On Yawm al-Sabt, 1 Shawwal 1425 (Infidel Calendar Saturday November 20 2004), another painful offense of Great Islamic Religion place took when so-called Dutch Secretary of Immigrant Affairs and Integration, Rita Verdonk, shamelessly invade a halal conference of 50 of our worthy scholars in al-Soesterberg in the Caliphate of Hollandistan, then insist on shaking hands with one of our worthy participants, Imam Abig A’ss A’Hole! Our trusted brother rightfully refused in this filthy act to participate, still the Verdonk-woman held on, exclaiming even blasphemously "But I am equal to you"!!!!!!!!!!! Ooooooooooohhhhhh!!!! Imam A’ss A’Hole very upset he was! Especially when Verdonk-woman then threatened: "Then we have a lot to talk about!". Scandalous brutality! Photo makroob are but necessary to illustrate brutality of woman!

Makroob woman insult Brother Abig A'ss A'Hole!!

Not the end of makroob story are!!! Verdonk-woman then on pedestal put herself and dare address brotherly gathering!!!! IN DUTCH LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!! Verdonk-Woman NOT ABLE TO SPEAK MOROCCAN ARE!!!!!!! We asking if you ever heard such a thing!!!!! High time Hollandistan Hawza address problem of Dutch segment of population not assimilating want!!!

Salaam! Photo from al-Telegraaf come!


Sunday, November 21, 2004

Hey Michael,

here's some more Amnesty International goodness.
What the fuck is the problem with Europe? Didn't the UK, France, and Germany learn anything from that asshole Bill Clinton's "deal" with the North Koreans?

Michael, you need to start kicking ass and taking names. Now.

In St.-Amandsberg, a suburb of Ghent (Belgium), a Turkish man, Osman Cilla, killed his wife and her pregnant sister, the former because he thought she had been untrue, the latter because she got pregnant before her marriage. On Wednesday, November 10, he tied both women to stools in his own home and had his wife’s confession that another man had visited her" by Thursday night, after which he shot first her through the head and then his 19-year old sister Hazer. After that, he went to the house of his Belgian ex-wife Wendy B. in Nieuwerkerken near the city of Aalst, whom he also killed. Fate would have it that her mother was visiting, so he finished her off too. The killing spree in the two localities left also two men severely wounded, whose identity has not yet been revealed. When Osman Cilla left the Ghent Court of Justice on Friday evening, November 12, he declared unmoved before the TV cameras that he shot four people "to preserve the honour of his family" and "for his children".

Belgian Senator of Moroccan origin Mimount Bousakla had to go undercover and ask for 24h/24h police protection after having received death threats because she had been critical of, a.o., the widespread custom of forced marriage among the Muslim population and a lack of Muslim criticism of Van Gogh’s killing in Holland. In the meantime the author of the threats has been arrested. Belgian MSM was eager to print the first name of the suspect in full, Philippe D.C., a name which suggests European/French descent. Furthermore, in the first days after the news scoop they tried to spin the story in such a way as to make it appear Mrs. Bousakla was the target of a racist bigot. However, Philippe D.C. appeared to be the son of an Algerian and his brother Ahmed was a member of the Antwerp-based Arab European League, which on its site claims that US troops indiscreminately shot devout worshippers in a Baghdad mosque.

Belgian Justice Minister Laurette Onkelinckx, former Justice Minister Philippe Moureaux and Brussels politician of Moroccan origin Mohammed Chahid received death threats and have now increased police protection.

An orthodox Jew, living in Antwerp, Moshe Yitzhak Naeh, was shot in the head near a Muslim neighbourhood and died of his injuries fourteen hours later.

Belgian/Flemish Socialist Party Chairman Steve Stevaert one month ago visited Cuba, lauded the regime and laid a wreath at a monument for Che Guevara.

Comrade Stevaert

The above photo shows Belgian socialist icon Steve Stevaert, affectionately known among the Belgian populace as "Steve Gratis", meaning "Steve for free", given his tendency to let large layers of the population use the public transport system for nothing. Evil tongues spread the rumour though that among his staff he is rather referred to by the nasty moniker "Stalin Steve".

Somehow he also managed to ship 25 buses from Flemish Passenger Transport Company "De Lijn" to Cuba. Nobody knows who paid for ‘em. I guess ultimately it will have to be me with my Belgian tax dinars, erm, euros.

Belgian bus paid for by MFBB in Belgian streetBelgian bus paid for by MFBB in Havana's streets

Above, bus paid for by MFBB in Belgian street; below, same bus magically making appearance in Cuban street.

Finally the City of Ghent too forbade the use of burqas. They first started to appear a couple of months ago in Molenbeek (Brussels) and Maaseik. Note that they are not being worn by poor illiterate Afghan refugees but by Moroccan immigrants.

Geert Wilders, popular Dutch rightwing politician had to go undercover after having received death threats from radical Muslim elements for his tough stance on immigration. Said gentleman was also sported on the Dutch Indymedia site some month ago with the following nice poster:

Mr. Wilders, much fancied by the Dutch Islamist/Leftist Alliance

The fitting caption reads: No vote for this racist. Six bullets will finish him off.

From his secret hideout, Mr. Wilders gave an interview to Associated Press. Some excerpts:

One of the most popular politicians in the Netherlands said Friday the country's democracy is under threat and called for a five-year halt to non-Western immigration in the wake of the killing of a Dutch filmmaker by a suspected Muslim radical.

"We are a Dutch democratic society. We have our own norms and values," right-wing lawmaker Geert Wilders told The Associated Press in an interview. "If you chose radical Islam you can leave, and if you don't leave voluntarily then we will send you away. This is the only message possible."

In his first interview with the foreign media since the slaying of filmmaker Theo van Gogh on Nov. 2, Wilders said his own life has been repeatedly threatened. He said he has begun living under state protection and has even had to stay away from his own home.

...."The Netherlands has been too tolerant to intolerant people for too long," he said. "We should not import a retarded political Islamic society to our country. There is nothing to be ashamed of to say this. It's not Islam. I speak out against the facts."

...."If in a mosque there is recruitment for jihad, it's not a house of prayer, it's a house of war. If it's not a house of prayer, it should be closed down," he said

Finally, the Left will be elated to hear that the Baathist propaganda machine has found refuge in Europe, namely in France and Belgium.

With the defeat of the Saddam Hussein regime on April 9, 2003, the Ba'th ruling party was outlawed and a committee for the de-Ba'thification of Iraq was established. [1] However, the Ba'th's propaganda machine appears to have found a new abode in Paris, France, whence threats to the U.S. are issued regularly in three languages - English, French, and Spanish. Not surprisingly, the Ba'thist propagandists use the word "resistance" (in French, "la resistance") to underscore the association with the struggle against the Nazi occupation of France during WWII.

The resurrection of the Ba'th Party on French soil was further strengthened by France's proposal that representatives of "la resistance" should participate in any future conference that will be convened to discuss the future of Iraq. This position was clearly stated by Michel Barnier, the French Foreign Minister, in an interview with the French TV station " France Inter." In the interview, Mr. Barnier called for a political process in Iraq that would include "a number of groups and people who have today opted for the path of resistance through the use of weapons." [2]
Locus of Information

The Council's material is published by the Comités Irak de Base under the editorial direction of Luc Michel, whose address is listed in 128/01 rue de Montingy-B/6000 Charleroi. E-Mail: In other newsletters, Luc Michel is listed at 39 Maagdenstraat – B/1000 Brussels (Belgium).

In a later publication, the site of the Iraq Committees is listed as: (fr. stands for France). In one of the documents the following information is provided:
For transnational coordination of the Iraqi Committees (Brussels)
Tel: International +32 2 218 73 09
Fax: International +32 2 218 73 59
Francophone Coordination (Paris)
Tel/Fax: 01 43 83 75 32 International +33 1 43 83 75 32 (France)

A newsletter identifies Luc Michel as "a Belgian publisher, well-known for the defense of the Arab cause, and editor of the newsletter 'Al-Ba'th Al-Iraqi.'"
A legal team under Me. (mademoiselle or Miss) Dominique Jourdain, "was also identified at" (a French Email address). Free subscription to the newsletter "Al-Ba'th Al-Iraqi" (Iraqi Resurrection) is offered at

Always nice to know what some of my compatriots fill their time with.

MFBB, in full compliance with his miserly nature, illegally stole info for this post from a.o. the Belgian idiotarian sites Dog of Flanders and Luc Van Braekel. The latter has just recently been visiting your country and has posted some nice pics and stories about the Homo Americanus. It's just that I wonder how the hell he got in if I have tremendous troubles to simply ship a box of chocolate "Coeurs de Bruxelles" to ME and CO. Even weirder, how the f*ck did he get out again?????

What a nightmare. I'm so glad I don't live in Europe.

Friday, November 19, 2004

Kofi gettin' the boot?

Finally, some feminists with balls.

Pardon the apparent contradiction.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

One more reason I want to kick Arlen Specter in the balls.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004


Translation: No blood for chocolate!!!!!!!

I've got your WMD's right here. Go to image #2 in this slideshow.

Gee whiz, where did this stuff come from? I heard this story on an NPR (!) report last week, and of course they went out of their way to say that there was no proof that these weapons were in Iraq at the time of the invasion. Unfortunately, this is what would have happened even if WMD's were found 3 days after the invasion. The left would have switched gears to the "there's no proof these were here at the time of the invasion" angle, and it would still be an illegitimate war in their minds. There have already been other WMD's found in Iraq, and they were explained away by the left because there was a good chance they predated the first gulf war. I guess there was some kind of grandfather clause in the UN resolution.

I think the invasion of Iraq was the right move even without stockpiles of WMD's, but this development withers the case against the war significantly. Funny how the lack of WMD's is front page news, but when they are found, the MSM looks the other way. How long before we see a report about the Marines planting the Sarin?

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Army: Order-refusing GIs should be punished.

This is good news. Discipline must be maintained and is very crucial particularly in a volunteer force. Letting them off with a slap on the wrist would have sent a signal - the wrong signal - to other troops.

I also wanted to mention the incident with the Marine shooting the wounded muj in Falluja.

A) Good job Devil Dog. In the environment he's dealing with (and prior experience with fellow unit members being killed by boobie-trapped dead and wounded muj) I think I would have done the same thing. Arm-chair generals go to hell.

B) Thank God President Bush refused to have anything to do with the ICC. Can you imagine this poor second-guessed bastard being put on tribunal in Brussels? I can just imagine that sort of thing would do wonders for recruitment levels.
This is by far the best post election analysis written by a Democrat that I have come across. This woman should replace McAuliffe as head of the DNC, not those other bozos everyone is talking about.
Welcome to the conservative Europe!

Steven Malanga does a nice job of dismantling the myth of the working poor in America. It's a lengthy article, but worth it.

Aside from terrorism, I see Socialism as the greatest threat to the American way of life. Some of the liberal rationalization regarding the poor cited in this article will make your teeth itch. This is who we're up against, folks.

Sunday, November 14, 2004


If you happen to visit the Galactic Dominion of Belgium before it becomes the Galactic Caliphate of Belgistan, which gives you a time frame of, say, 2 1/2 years, you should certainly visit Durbuy.

This small locality lies on the western edge of the Ardennes, perched between the Ourthe river and a gigantic rockwall of particular geologic interest (one can see with the naked eye a perfect example of a geosyncline, which is what they call such a feature, if the old gray cells still function). In medieval times Durbuy was quite important and of strategic interest, since it was lying on the borderline of two provinces and was also a centre of commerce and justice. Due to it being confined to a narrow valley, it was never able to translate these assets into a sizeable population. It was granted the status of a City in 1331 though, which is how it could become "the world's smallest city" despite there being only 400 or so inhabitants.

Durbuy sur Ourthe, Belgium and the world's Smallest City (pop. 400)

At the entrance of Durbuy, coming from the north and just after traversing the bridge over the river Ourthe, lies the Castle of the Counts of Ursel, which is a family of Flemish nobility. Long before this family acquired the castle in the 17th Century, there was already a bulwark on the same spot in the 11th Century. A Must-see when visiting Durbuy is also the Church of Saint-Nicolas and the old quarter beyond it, called "Le Vieux Durbuy", a maze of narrow, cobblestone-paved alleys with picturesque artisan shops and hotels.

And when you are in the neighborhood, you may also visit the Menhirs of Wéris. It's sometimes referred to as "The Belgian Stonehenge". Although far less impressive, still worthwile for the aficionados of a Rock and a Smart Place.

A very fitting remembrance of Arafat. Gosh, what a legacy.

Hat tip: The Corner.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

I'd make fun of him if he wasn't the greatest actor on the planet.

Not. What a tool. I hope he moves to Canada.

UPDATE: Here's another "celebrity" who needs a good beating with a pillow-case full of brass doorknobs.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

This Slate story demonstrates some of the amazing technology available to U.S. fighting forces.

The (UAV) camera tracked up a wide, empty boulevard bordered by ramshackle warehouses, tin-roof repair shops, and dingy apartment buildings. Four dark spots—presumably insurgents—were splayed against one corner of a large concrete building, with three similar spots on the other corner

"One's lying down," Neumann said. "They're manning a crew-served weapon pointed at the bridge. Tell Fusion we have targets for Basher."

Neumann's VMU unit flew the UAVs and analyzed the video for targets but rarely communicated directly with the shooters. Matching targets to shooters was the specialty of the Fusion Center located on the other side of Fallujah. There a staff pulled together information from Marines on the front lines, UAVs, electronic intercepts, agent reports, and other sources. The Fusion Center compiled target lists, tracked battle damage, prioritized targets, and assigned shooters.

Cpl. Daniels typed in and sent the center a grid location accurate within a few meters. The center sent a one-line response: Basher on the way. Marines doing various chores around the op center stopped what they were doing and clustered behind the screens. A minute went by. The four dark spots moved slightly but stayed in the shadow of the building next to the street. On the screen a ball of black hit the edge of the building, sending black chunks flying out. Another black ball and another and another, enveloping the dark spots crouched along the side of the building.

"Basher," an Air Force AC-130 aircraft, had illuminated the ambushers with its huge infrared spotlight and was pounding them with 105 mm artillery shells, each round packing 50 pounds of high explosives. Gray smoke rose from the scene.

Hat tip to


President Bush yesterday moved aggressively to resurrect his plan to relax rules against illegal immigration..."

But there is some good news from Congressman Tancredo:

"Their amnesty plan was dead on arrival when they sent it to the Congress in January, and if they send the same pig with lipstick back to Congress next January, it will suffer the same fate," he said.

I hope he is right.
Happy 229th birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

It's about damned time.

This is a frightening story out of Belgium - outlawing a group because of their beliefs. I have no doubt that many liberals in this country are nodding approvingly...
Gosh, what an intellect. This statement made me change my mind about the war in Iraq:

"I just don't want American troops to be in Iraq, period,"
Some unsolicited advice for Bush in his second term:

1) Crush Arlen Specter. Anything else would be ludicrous. Bush doesn't need the first event of his second term being a "shot across his bow" from a pretend Republican senator. So you think you have a mandate? Prove it. Send a message. Squash this guy like a grape.

2) Appoint Judges that respect the constitution, and aren't looking to mold it to their own personal views. I don't care if they're liberal or conservative, as long as they have an understanding of the function of the judicial branch.

3) Forget about a gay marriage amendment. You only have four years. Don't be stupid and push for this silly idea, which has little chance of passing and is far less important than your other initiatives like tax and social security reform. The Federal government has no business here, but feel free to make noises about this from time to time just to keep your base primed.

4) Move forward at full speed with social security and tax reform. These would be truly landmark achievements that would live on long after this term is over. Not many presidents can claim to have accomplished such goals.

5) Be absolutely ruthless with terrorists. You never know, we might have Hillary in '08, so we better make some serious headway in destroying these animals before the appeasers come to town.

6) Don't reach out to anyone. You're the president of the United States. People reach out to you.

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.

Saturday, October 30, 2004

The Belmont Club has a very interesting take on bin Laden's latest message:

Belmont Club: "It is important to notice what he has stopped saying in this speech. He has stopped talking about the restoration of the Global Caliphate. There is no more mention of the return of Andalusia. There is no more anticipation that Islam will sweep the world. He is no longer boasting that Americans run at the slightest wounds; that they are more cowardly than the Russians. He is not talking about future operations to swathe the world in fire but dwelling on past glories. He is basically saying if you leave us alone we will leave you alone. Though it is couched in his customary orbicular phraseology he is basically asking for time out."

EDIT: I'm still not convinced he is alive. We will see when a more definitive translation of the full video is available.
And to think that this ass-clown was once touted as "the most trusted man in America"...
I couldn't have said it better meself.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Wednesday, October 27, 2004


...And I just can’t get enough… and I just can’t get enough… (Depeche Mode)

Ladies and gentlemen, over the past year we have all been following the exploits of Circus el-Baradei in its futile attempts to make Iran comply with the IAEA’s regulations concerning non-proliferation of nukes, culminating in the IAEA’s September 18, 2004 Resolution:

What a load of crap that is.

The Board of Governors:

Recalling resolutions long overdue,
Noting with appreciation the Director-General’s report,
Noting the director-general’s assessment,
Noting with serious concern that Iran has not heeded calls,
Being concerned about Iranian yellowcake,
Recognizing, and stressing the need for effective safeguards:

Demands, no:

Strongly urges that Iran respond positively,
Emphasises the continuing importance of Iran acting in accordance,
Deeply regrets that Iran fell significantly short,
Considers it necessary that Iran immediately suspend all enrichment-related activities,
Calls again on Iran voluntarily to reconsider its decision to start construction of a research reactor,
Underlines the need for the full and prompt co-operation with the agency,
Appreciates the professional and impartial efforts of the director general and the Secretariat,
Requests the director general to submit a report on the implementation of this resolution,
Also requests the director general to submit a report on Iran's response to the requests made,
Decides that at its November session it will decide whether or not further steps are appropriate in relation to Iran's obligations under its NPT Safeguards Agreement
Yada Yada Yada

Considering the whole shebang, MFBB requests IAEA is no longer called a nuclear watchdog but a nukular Winnie-the-Pooh.

One day we're gonna pay for all this. What is needed is willpower and determination to make these resolutions have clout. But with a clown like el-Baradei at the helm it is questionable the IAEA is even capable of scaring Swaziland. Not only that, the whole of the West is curiously indifferent to the developing nightmare scenario. Now while I can understand the US's relative passivity concerning Irans nuclear program (and its progress in developing a carrier for nuke warheads), given its preoccupations in Iraq, Afghanistan and NK, not to mention the elections, the passivity of the EU is totally UNFORGIVABLE.

That is what you get with the Left in charge not only in the governments but also in parliaments, as well as in the academic (humanities) sector, where the dimbulbs originate in the first place. One such glittering example this week got a pass from The Daily Crap, aka "De Standaard", to shed some much-neede nuance on the subject of Iran arming itself with nukes. Enjoy:

"The hour of truth comes nearer. Hundreds of Iranian scientists work feverishly and secretly, with only one objective in mind: several kilograms of fission material of sufficent quality, to guide Iran in the "privileged nuclear club". The crown on twenty years of diligent work.

Sixty years ago the US displayed an even more intensive scientific zeal with exactly the same intention. Still, the Manhattan Project is considerd by many as a heroic deed. The current Iranian nuclear arms programme, on the other hand, is being vilified. But what is the difference? Is there someone who can explain why the US is entitled to have nuclear weapons and Iran not?"

MFBB swears, hand on his sick heart, that this is the correct translation of the intro to a October 22, 2004 "The Daily Crap" column by the hand of Master Tom Sauer, teaching International Relations at the Catholic University of Leuven, or KUL, Belgium's most prestigious university. Is it any wonder we produce fuckheads like Louis Michel and André Flahaut when their poor excuses for brains get spoonfed with lunatic ravings like Mr. Sauers? If MFBB recalls well, the Manhattan Project's aim was to develop an atomic bomb faster than Hitler could. The fact that after the war it appeared the Nazis were on a dead track with their atomic research, a.o. for having opted for the wrong moderator, does not make the US's aim to develop Fat Man and Little Boy the fastest less recommendable. Either Mr. Sauer is unaware of Nazi nuclear research and its horrible consequences had they succeeded first, and then it's a shame a fuckwit like him remains any microsecond longer at a University that since 1426 indeed produced numerous heroes of the mind. Or he is aware, in which case, well, in which case you should substitute said microsecond with nanosecond.

You know what. I'm getting sick of all this. I should have stayed in Scotland and become a shepherd.


I'm sorry, but being too damn stupid to properly complete a ballot is not voter intimidation, it is self-disenfranchisement.

We need a literacy test and ID should be required at the polling place.
Terrorists hope to defeat Bush through Iraq violence.

Color me unsurprised.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

What a dumbass.
The mainstream media misleads us AGAIN.

Aside from deciding who the next president is going to be, the coming election is going to decide the future of news media as we know it. If Kerry wins, the elite press will be encouraged that they still have the power to sway elections and shape public opionion. If Bush wins, the MSM will have to seriously contemplate the fact that they their power to influence the American electorate has been stripped away, and they might just have to get back to reporting the news instead of reporting their political agenda.

We often hear talk of protest votes that "send a message." All other reasons aside, it's worth voting for Bush just to send a message to the MSM that the jig is up.

Saturday, October 23, 2004


(*) aka Syndrome of Farquhar-Cosyns

‘lo folks. At noon on Thursday October 21 I was reading my – well, actually my dad’s – newspaper The Daily Crap, in some fringe circles also referred to as "De Standaard". My eyes happened to fall on an article by a compatriot of mine, Mr. Paul Verhaeghen, who, unlike your servant, has the distinct privilege to have a look at the US elections from up close. Indeed, Mr. Verhaeghen happens to be cognitive psychologist at New Yorks Syracuse University.

Mr. Verhaeghens curriculum states that "Current work centers around (a) the influence of speed and executive processes ('levels of action control') on cognitive tasks in the visual and verbal domain; (b) models for age differences in episodic memory; and (c) whatever momentarily captures my fleeting attention."

Yet another of the few arguments pro abortion

Photo: Psych On Speed (POS)

Nice, you will say. Tom: "Is he saner than you, Michael?" - Scott: "He's not, Tom, but at least it’s clear he’s not wearing a hairpiece". Har-de-har-har-har.

Hold on a sec.

Paul has written a book. It’s called Omega minor. It is said to be an ambitious project to establish the meaning of World War II, and especially the holocaust, in a wider historical context , to understand it, and to exorcise it. Characters are Paul Andermans, a young experimental psychologist at the University of Potsdam, an old fella by the name of Jozef De Heer on his flat in Berlin, and Nobel Prize Winner Goldfarb, once a participant to the Los Alamos Project. De Standaard’s Literary Chapter described it in april as an "impressive, stately but never long-winded, with great panache written novel". Yawn.

As I was advancing through the article, it slowly dawned upon me Mr. Verhaeghen embedded in himself the priceless potential, at a Shrink School anyway, of being at the same time researcher and research object. Indeed, as the gems of wisdom emanating from this illustrious scientist accumulated throughout the interview, I imagined being a cognitive psychologist at Syracuse University myself and having Mr. Verhaeghen strapped in a tight white vest straight from the Department of Fruit and Cakes and tied on a stainless steel table under the merciless light of a battery of 500W halogen bulbs. In my mind’s eye I could see myself working through an elaborate list of specifically engineered questions aimed at determining the influence of speed (the drug) and professional excesses on cognitive tasks in the visual and verbal domain of Mr. Verhaeghen. For lack of time I decided not to share the purely literary aspects of Mr. Verhaeghens novel with you – after all you are Americans – but instead focus on some of Pauls more challenging viewpoints regarding the US’s role in shaping history. Well, for the moment I won’t bother you anymore with my prose but instead highlight Mr. Verhaeghens superior judgment:

"A lot of literature on the (concentration) camps puts the facts very black-and-white: Germans bad - jews victims. Germans morally inferior - jews morally superior."

"Then you have this group of scientists who are thinking up the atom bomb in the desert of New Mexico. With childish pleasure they are tinkering and completely forget that one day this bomb will be thrown on a city and make hundreds of thousands of innocent victims."

"The same kind of protofascism you had in Germany, you see in what the American government is doing right now: invade a country without good reason – like the Germans did in 1939 with Poland. Only this time it’s not about Lebensraum, but Oelraum – oil. You even get the same kind of images. Hitler let himself be depicted in his general’s uniform, Bush descends from the skies on an aircraft carrier in a flight suit with bulging crotch."

"People are being arrested and held without charge in open air cages far from the American mainland."

"September 11 was horrible, but it was also the Reichstagbrand of Bush."

"It is an eerie parallel, but Hitler came to power because there was very little political counterweight. The only counterweight came from the intelligentsia and the people from the cultural sector".


Recent pic from Mr. Verhaeghen

Well, not exactly. Any of you jerks out there feel like puking after learning to know how your tax dollars are spent to sustain Mr. Verhaeghens pitiful existence and in a mood to letting this scumbag know what you think of him, email to:

With the compliments of MFBB of course.

Friday, October 22, 2004

Here's an article on some of the good things Spirit of America is doing in Iraq.
These people need to be summarily executed when caught.


Password: fedup

Thanks to The Corner for the heads up.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Check out the Money Walk. Then check out the vote results...
Get a load of this.

"The district said Halloween celebrations and children dressed in Halloween costumes might be offensive to real witches."

"Witches with pointy noses and things like that are not respective symbols of the Wiccan religion and so we want to be respectful of that," Hansen said.

How much do I want to give that school board a stooge slap. My daughters would be sent to school the very next day as the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz and Witchie Poo from HR Puff-N-Stuff (if you don't know who those characters are, you either grew up in a closet, Belgium, or both.)

I'm beginning to love Halloween; it really pisses off a lot of overly sensitive people.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

God damn Jacques Chirac:

"A spokesman for President Chirac last Tuesday said Mr. Chirac had told Mr. Mubarak that France was hoping to invite groups representing insurgents (emphasis mine) to the international conference and was seeking to revisit a possible timetable for when American troops would leave Iraq."

I like President Bush's idea better - Invite the "insurgents" to a Texas lead enema.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

I love this quote by Nobel prize winner(Economics) Edward Prescott:

"The idea that you can increase taxes and stimulate the economy is pretty damn stupid,"
This is good news for the President.

And this.

And this Drudge headline:

This video of John "Breck Girl" Edwards fussing over his hair is creepily funny.

This comment over on the Corner is even funnier:

“Rich, I just had my boss (an Army Colonel) watch the Edward's hair video. He just about fired me for making him feel VERY uncomfortable in seeing another man do that.”
I've been struggling lately to understand how supporters of John Kerry can think that the country will be safer if he is elected. While contemplating this last night, I had a revelation: When Democrats talk about us being safer, they don't mean safer from terrorists, they mean safer from Democrats!

It's clear that all hell is going to break loose if George Bush is reelected. The legions of lawyers are in position; the crooked campaign workers and the race warlords are prepared for battle. If the Democrats lose this election, they are going to try and take the White House by force.

I used to think that if Bush won by a sufficient margin, this would not happen. Now I think it's going to happen if Bush wins, no matter what the margin of victory is.

Here's George Will with a somewhat more scholarly take on the subject.

Sunday, October 17, 2004


a.)Between 15,000 and 30,000 specimen of the Lunalefticus Moonbatensis variety protested in London today asking for a general troop withdrawal from Iraq.

Apparently the march was scheduled to coincide with the closure of the European Social Forum held in the metropolis.

b.)Meanwhile, it now appears that since March 70,000 people have died in Darfur refugee camps. Mr. David Nabarro, head of the WHO’s crisis operations group, has rung the alarmbell.

"I am personally concerned that we still don't have a significant enough popular perception around the world of the enormity of the suffering experienced by people in Darfur and Chad, where disease and suffering is being experienced on a quite extraordinary and inhuman scale," Nabarro said.

As you will all remember, Kofee Anus warned the Sudanese government in the beginning of August that Sudan was to face "grave and serious consequences" if it did not disarm the janjaweed within a month. The beginning of August, that’s almost three months ago, the janjaweed are still in business and Koffee only saw fit to issue a statement that the war in Iraq is illegal. Somehow the specimen mentioned under a.) missed the topic of the 70,000 dead. Someone tell 'em. Find out more about it here.

c.)You may or may not know that the Galactic Dominion of Belgium has some 630 soldiers in Afghanistan as part of the ISAF-force (International Security Assistance Force) in Afghanistan, currently under Eurocorps control.

The bulk of them are guarding Kabul airport, with a few attached to the so-called PRT teams meant to support government control of areas till now beyond Karzais reach (Herat, Kandahar).

Well, on NATO’s recent summit In Romania, the Belgian Asshole of Surrender, erm, Defense Secretary André Flahaut (Parti Socialiste) , stated that Belgium’s contingent will be reduced from 630 to 250 in February 2005.

In Romania, Mr. Flahaut pleaded to withdraw in due time ALL NATO-troops from Afghanistan. His spokesman was quoted as saying:

"Now that elections are over, we must give the Afghans the chance to maintain order themselves. That’s why the minister does no longer think it’s appropriate to calculate a long-lasting NATO-presence in Afghanistan. Just like in the Balkans, the local law enforcers must take over NATO-tasks".

Never mind that only now the PRT initiatives are starting to get well under way and that in fact MORE troops are needed right now. Never mind that later in 2005 elections for an assembly will take place, requiring ample NATO presence to keep watch. Never mind that despite progress the country is far from pacified.

One of the few arguments pro abortion

(One piece of advice: don't you never, ever, appoint a socialist Defense Secretary)

d.)The news that GM plans to cut 12,000 jobs in Europe to cut costs has come as a shock, especially so in Germany, where the Opel division, with plants at Ruesselsheim and Bochum, is expected to see its payroll diminish with 8,000. At least that’s the figure the German Labor Union provides. GM itself has not confirmed that number. The reason for the restructuring is, put simply, overcapacity. Cars, being ever more reliable and costly, are kept longer and longer (in Germany on average 7,5 years) while factories keep churning them out by the millions. Especially in Germany with its lackluster economy the news has struck a blow and the personnel at said plants is on strike. The strike at Bochum affects directly the Opel plant in Antwerp, Belgium, which may see its production halted this week as a result of parts not coming through (the Antwerp plant, which has a good producitivity, is said to be not affected too much by the job cutting operation).

Don’t worry though, the lefty moonbats have found the real culprit: Dubya. Find out more about it at David's Medienkritik.

e.)Finally, the soon-to-be installed new EU Commission has had two of its candidate commissioners rejected by an EU Parliament panel. One of them is Rocco Buttiglione, meant to be the new EU Commissioner for Justice. Now while the EU Parliament's Panel on Justice found the candidate competent, independent and experienced, the guy DID manage to pull off a really stupid comment, It's quite a row you know. Personally, I'd keep the guy since he provides some much-needed rightwing weight in the new commission. Also, he has pledged to respect the rights of minorities. All signs indicate that he would perform well in the job and it's a pity that talent should be lost for one stupid remark. Someone should help him off his asinine belief and that should be it. But of course the Left, already clearly longing for the days of Prodi's Commie Commission, has jumped on this incident to weaken the conservative half of Barroso's new commission. Luckily I don't expect they will succeed.