Saturday, May 29, 2010


Good house hit, The Weekend (2004). From UK DJ Michael Gray.

Pity the girlz are so skinny. I rather like them like this.

In 1967, The Four Tops had a huge hit with a Tim Hardin cover, If I were a carpenter. TFP consisted of lead singer Levi Stubbs, the lead singer, and Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Renaldo "Obie" Benson and Lawrence Payton.

American music thru & thru. Immortal.

Fast forward to 1989. Pixies with Here Comes Your Man. From the album Doolittle.

Finally Bettie Serveert, a Dutch group. In 1995 they had a very decent, easy listening hit called Ray Ray Rain. From the album Lamprey. Singer's Carol van Dyk, who also does guitar.

Good night, and good f, erm, luck.


Friday, May 28, 2010


I am speechless. Speechless. From FOX News, May 27, 2010:


What struck me most was the sentence "During a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan described violent extremists as victims of "political, economic and social forces," but said that those plotting attacks on the United States should not be described in "religious terms."

So forget "major" Hasan shouting "Allahu akbar" at the top of his lungs while murdering his colleagues. Forget the Fort Dix guys, forget Zazi, Faisal Shahzad, John Muhammad, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and frikking Mohammed Atta citing the koran as their inspiration. No, they were/are all "VICTIMS OF POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL FORCES"!!!

Jesus Christ, I CAN'T believe that a high ranking official like Brennan can crap this thing out in a press conference and get away with it. In a normal world, he should have been fried, erm, fired. Unfortunately, this is no normal world.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab aka the Pantybomber used to moan and whine in chat sessions, under the screenname Farouk 1986, about his lack of buddies, too many infidels around, not being able to get laid etc etc etc. He grossed in fantasies to cope. What kind of fantasies? Umar Farouk:

"…Basically they are jihad fantasies," he writes. "I imagine how the great jihad will take place. How the Muslims will win, and rule the whole world," adding, "do I have to clarify anything further?"

Yeah, you might want to clarify something further. There's a fella in Washington, the president's top counterterrorism advisor fella, guy by the name JOHN BRENNAN. Now, he is just ONE - SCHTOOPID - FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He thinks that you attempted to blow up a plane with all the passengers on board because of your toenails growing in or because you still had to make do with centerfolds to squirt your degenerated juice out or because you are a victim of raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacissssssssssssssssm or whatever (btw I'm not sure you're still even able to produce degenerated juice at all, given your underwear malfunction).

Now, you tell this John Brennan you tried what you did because of JIHAD, because the kuran says you have to KILL INFIDELS, because you want islam to DOMINATE THE WORLD!!! I'm not sure he'll get it though, because he made it to the top not because of his brains but because he's of the merde-floating-upward-variety.

And pardon my French but it's crystal clear I'm still far more decent than idiots an lunatics desecrating the remembrance of dead terror victims by sighing with relief that at least diversity has been saved or by insisting they are dead because some Mo bloke couldn't pay off his mortgage anymore.

Jesus, what an insane world.


Thursday, May 27, 2010


From the Belgian daily Het Laatste Nieuws, May 27, 2010: SWEDISH GIRLS PAINT HAIR DARKER OUT OF FEAR OF GETTING RAPED.


"Blonde Swedish girls in suburbs of cities like Stockholm paint their hair darker more often, out of fear of getting raped. That is the conclusion of the study "Whiteness and gender" by Swedish investigator Maria Bäckman.

The reason why Scandinavian blondes in large cities opt for a darker colour has nothing to do with fashion trends, but everything with self-defense. Backman, teaching at the Ethnological Department of the University of Stockholm, concludes that on the basis of an inquiry during the course of which she followed and spoke with young girls in Rinkeby, a suburb of the Swedish capital.


The reason is that the blondes think they stand out too much in a number of neighborhoods where people of Swedish origin account for only 20% of the total population. A "too Scandinavian" outlook would enlarge the rape risk. The girls hope that by neutral clothing and darker hair they will be able to elude the attention of potential rapists. Often these are muslim youths who see blond hair and loose clothing as a provocation.


"My informants are teenage girls living in the suburbs", says the investigator. "They see themselves as Swedish, others see them as such too. But they are Swedes in what we can describe as an immigrant neighborhood. Thus they are seen as "different", with other opinions regarding sexuality and intimacy. These girls are casting doubt on themselves or fall outside the norm if, for example, they live with a man without being married to him. This can lead to the prejudice that Swedish girls behave in a provocative manner. Their way of clothing too can lead to the misconception that they would be "easy to get."

An article from the Internet journal "Houthalen-Helchteren": Youths beat chiro leader with brick into hospital, Tuesday May 11. First you got to know that a chiroleider is, litterally, a "chiro leader". Chiro is a christian-inspired youth movement, AFAIK still, even today, the largest youth movement in Belgium. I myself was a member of it as an 8 year old, and later, when I was 18, I became a chiroleider myself for two years. It's very much comparable to the Scouts. You do a lot of mostly open air activities with young boys. We organized camps, treks, we learned the kids to cook on open fires, we did bicycle tours, paintshops, hide and seek, simple carpentry, you name it. My group consisted of 8- to 12 year olds. Chiro has a name for that: the "Rakkers". To this very day, I have fond memories of that too short period in my life. And once in awhile I encounter one of those boys, now a young adult, and we have a nice chat about the good times past.

Now, this is gonna be a helluva lot less of a fond memory for the chiroleider in question:


"A chiro leader of chiro group Meulenberg was molested last week in an apparent revenge action, resulting in a torn lip and broken teeth. While a number of chiro leaders were working [maintenance and/or construction - MFBB] in some shack they used as a playground in Bakery street, they heard tumult in a woods nearby. A couple of youths were threatening off a girl. The chiro leaders intervened and the youths went away. A short time later, a more numerous group of them returned to extol revenge. One chiro leader was deliberately beaten with a construction brick in the face. Local police is looking for the perpetrators."

How do I know it's muslim youths involved? Very simple. Had they been indigenous youths, the journal would have used a full first name followed by the initial of the surname. Like, Kris V. or Thomas P. or something. In the extremely rare cases the violence comes from whiteys, the newspapers and journals always do so. They don't do it here, so that's the first, very serious indication. Then there's the fact that a girl was harassed, a common thing to do for youthful paedophile worshippers. Third, the location: Houthalen-Helchteren in the province of Limburg. It houses a large community of muslim immigrants. Trouble's very often coming from that direction, be it jewish bikers thrown at with stones, burka-clad cunts in Maasmechelen, muslim community centers and imams installing loudspeakers on a minaret in Beringen and what not. Fourth, the extreme violence involved. Indiginous Belgian youths would not be possible to commit such an act - which is of course a good thing. There is violence and violence. When you neutralize a burglar the act can be pretty violent but does not have to involve deliberate physical damage. For instance, you can keep a perpetrator in a pretty tight and painful stranglehold. Smashing a brick in someone's face with the express aim to destroy a person's outward appearance is something altogether different. Muslim youths have no problem with that, as they are raised in a "culture" where empathy with someone suffering pain is seen as weakness. From a very young age, muslim children learn to watch the mutilation of sheep during offering rituals e.g. This involves slitting the throat of the animal with the express aim of making it spend its last moments in as great an agony as possible. Once fourteen, or fifteen, a muslim youth like that has no qualms about ruining an infidel's face.

There are many, many more stories, but time is short, company chores are simply killing me (done a fairly huge investment, and the market is very, very tough) and as a result I spend so few time with my wife that currently our relation is going thru a dip.

I'll have to work on that.

Nevertheless, I just felt I had to post two items off the top of my head. It's these ones, but like I said, there are many, many more, ALL OF THEM INVOLVING PEOPLE OF NORTH AFRICAN OR TURKISH EXTRACTION. Ergo, muslims.

Expect more of this. Our children are made paranoia about alleged racism committed by their forebears. In the coming years, more and more of them will fall prey to exactly the reverse kind of racism. But A VERY REAL KIND OF RACISM.

Learn your kids self-defense, but not by painting their hair darker or covering completely up. I would of course not tolerate myself that my daughter dresses up like a little prostitute as I have seen so many young British teenage girls do - but that's another matter. That's a matter of Decent and Confident Conservative Upbringing.

No, encourage them to take courses in jiu jitsu or taek wondo or whatever. When your kids are old and mature enough, encourage them to take shooting lessons. I do not know what the age requirements are in your country, but you should at least hammer on the necessity to learn to handle a gun as soon as they are allowed to. Of course, if you yourself have a gun, nothing stands in the way to take your kids, again provided they are old and mature enough, to some remote area and give them some advance gun training.

The problems with muslims are only now beginning to manifest themselves in full. They will only get worse.

All of us indigenous Europeans and immigrants who live and work here, and share with us a desire for a free, peaceful and prosperous society with rule of law and public order, regardless of race and religion with the exception of islam, must prepare ourselves to meet the muslim threat with DEADLY FORCE if necessary.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Despite the tragic context, a magnificent column again by Mark Steyn in the Orange County Register Online, May 21, 2010:


... Like a lot of guys who've been told they're brilliant one time too often, President Obama gets a little lazy, and doesn't always choose his words with care. And so it was that he came to say a few words about Daniel Pearl, upon signing the "Daniel Pearl Press Freedom Act." Pearl was decapitated on video by jihadist Muslims in Karachi on Feb. 1, 2002. That's how I'd put it. This is what the president of the United States said:

Obviously, the loss of Daniel Pearl was one of those moments that captured the world's imagination because it reminded us of how valuable a free press is."

Now Obama's off the prompter, when his silver-tongued rhetoric invariably turns to sludge. But he's talking about a dead man here, a guy murdered in public for all the world to see. Furthermore, the deceased's family is standing all around him. And, even for a busy president, it's the work of moments to come up with a sentence that would be respectful, moving and true. Indeed, for Obama, it's the work of seconds, because he has a taxpayer-funded staff sitting around all day with nothing to do but provide him with that sentence.

Instead, he delivered the one above, which in its clumsiness and insipidness is most revealing. First of all, note the passivity: "The loss of Daniel Pearl." He wasn't "lost." He was kidnapped and beheaded. He was murdered on a snuff video. He was specifically targeted, seized as a trophy, a high-value scalp. And the circumstances of his "loss" merit some vigor in the prose. Yet Obama can muster none.

Even if Americans don't get the message, the rest of the world does. This week's pictures of the leaders of Brazil and Turkey clasping hands with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are also monuments to American passivity.

But what did the "loss" of Daniel Pearl mean? Well, says the president, it was "one of those moments that captured the world's imagination." Really? Evidently it never captured Obama's imagination because, if it had, he could never have uttered anything so fatuous. He seems literally unable to imagine Pearl's fate, and so, cruising on autopilot, he reaches for the all-purpose bromides of therapeutic sedation: "one of those moments" – you know, like Princess Di's wedding, Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction, whatever – "that captured the world's imagination."

Notice how reflexively Obama lapses into sentimental one-worldism: Despite our many zip codes, we are one people, with a single imagination. In fact, the murder of Daniel Pearl teaches just the opposite – that we are many worlds, and worlds within worlds. Some of them don't even need an "imagination." Across the planet, the video of an American getting his head sawed off did brisk business in the bazaars and madrassahs and Internet downloads. Excited young men e-mailed it to friends, from cell phone to cell phone, from Karachi to Jakarta to Khartoum to London to Toronto to Falls Church, Virginia. In the old days, you needed an "imagination" to conjure the juicy bits of a distant victory over the Great Satan. But in an age of high-tech barbarism the sight of Pearl's severed head is a mere click away.

And the rest of "the world"? Most gave a shrug of indifference. And far too many found the reality of Pearl's death too uncomfortable, and chose to take refuge in the same kind of delusional pap as Obama. The president is only the latest Western liberal to try to hammer Daniel Pearl's box into a round hole. Before him, it was Michael Winterbottom in his film "A Mighty Heart": As Pearl's longtime colleague Asra Nomani wrote, "Danny himself had been cut from his own story." Or as Paramount's promotional department put it, "Nominate the most inspiring ordinary hero. Win a trip to the Bahamas!" Where you're highly unlikely to be kidnapped and beheaded! (Although, in the event that you are, please check the liability-waiver box at the foot of the entry form.)

The latest appropriation that his "loss" "reminded us of how valuable a free press is." It was nothing to do with "freedom of the press." By the standards of the Muslim world, Pakistan has a free-ish and very lively press. The problem is that some 80 percent of its people wish to live under the most extreme form of Sharia, and many of its youth are exported around the world in advance of that aim. The man convicted of Pearl's murder was Omar Sheikh, a British subject, a London School of Economics student, and, like many jihadists from Osama to the Pantybomber, a monument to the peculiar burdens of a non-deprived childhood in the Muslim world. The man who actually did the deed was Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who confessed in March 2007: "I decapitated with my blessed right hand the head of the American Jew Daniel Pearl, in the city of Karachi." But Obama's not the kind to take "guilty" for an answer, so he's arranging a hugely expensive trial for KSM amid the bright lights of Broadway.

Listen to his killer's words: "The American Jew Daniel Pearl." We hit the jackpot! And then we cut his head off. Before the body was found, The Independent's Robert Fisk offered a familiar argument to Pearl's kidnappers: Killing him would be "a major blunder... the best way of ensuring that the suffering" – of Kashmiris, Afghans, Palestinians – "goes unrecorded." Other journalists peddled a similar line: if you release Danny, he'll be able to tell your story, get your message out, "bridge the misconceptions." But the story did get out; the severed head is the message; the only misconception is that that's a misconception.

Daniel Pearl was the prototype for a new kind of terror. In his wake came other victims from Kenneth Bigley, whose last words were that "Tony Blair has not done enough for me," to Fabrizzio Quattrocchi, who yanked off his hood, yelled "I will show you how an Italian dies!" and ruined the movie for his jihadist videographers. By that time, both men understood what it meant to be in a windowless room with a camera and a man holding a scimitar. But Daniel Pearl was the first, and in his calm, coherent final words understood why he was there:

"My name is Daniel Pearl. I am a Jewish American from Encino, California, USA ..."

He didn't have a prompter. But he spoke the truth. That's all President Obama owed him – to do the same.

I mentioned last week the attorney general's peculiar insistence that "radical Islam" was nothing to do with the Times Square bomber, the Pantybomber, the Fort Hood killer. Just a lot of moments "capturing the world's imagination." For now, the jihadists seem to have ceased cutting our heads off. Listening to Obama and Eric Holder, perhaps they've figured out there's nothing much up there anyway."


"...the loss of Daniel Pearl was one of those moments that captured the world's imagination..."


"...because it reminded us of how valuable a free press is..."

In a weird sense, he got this one right. As I'm typing this, it occurs to me how absolutely necessary it is to have a press free enough to make sure that this... Alien in the White House, this creature of smoke and mirrors, does not get away with sheer malicious BUNK like the above.


Monday, May 24, 2010



The average unemployment rate under Bush was 4.4%. In January 2007, the Democrats took over Congress and immediately started implementing business-unfriendly laws.

Today, more than three years later, the unemployment rate has skyrocketed to 10.2%. And where once a Bush budget deficit of 400 billion dollars was lampooned, everyone seems comfy now with an Obama budget deficit that's FOUR TIMES AS HIGH, AND GROWING.

If you voted for the Democrats in 2006 and 2008, you only have yourself to blame.

I am warning Americans. You have a president who is destroying your economy, neutering your military, and tearing apart the social fabric. Obama is one years and a half in office. At this rate, your country will be UNRECOGNIZABLE at the end of his term.

Hat tip Common Cents.


Sunday, May 23, 2010


It was a magnificent day today, the first day of summer as it were, and I couldn't resist the call of the Ardennes.


This is Belgium's main highway south, or rather southeast. The E411. Pic taken not far from the Wanlin service station. The E411 goes straight to Luxembourg. Both the Belgian province of Luxembourg and the Grand Duchy of the same name, which is an independent state. Very small - only 2,500 plus sq. kloms or something, give and take 1,000 sq. miles. Pop. 500,000 plus. Small as it is, there's no denying it has an own peculiar identity.


The countryside around the village of Halma, near Wellin.

Point de vue de Naglémont

The viewpoint of Naglémont (point de vue de Naglémont). The river below is the Semois, Belgium's southernmost river. Around twenty kloms hence or so it enters France, where it is called Semoy. The hamlet below is Mouzaive. The village farther away is Alle-sur-Semois.