Saturday, December 24, 2011


Merry Christmas to all the people of good will.


Personally, this was the first Christmas without my father, who, as this blog's followers know, died on May 2nd.

What was good is that the yearly tradition of my siblings and me gathering at my parents' house, together with our spouses and children, continued. As far as I'm concerned, I'm on good terms with all of them and I guess that goes for everybody.

This must have been a good thing for mother.

Throughout dinner, I kept looking at several of the photos of my dad mom placed in a number of locations throughout the dining room and kitchen area. It was sobering.

My sisters and I - we did have an exceptional father. There's a lot to be said of him, but I'm at a loss for words. Father - you are missed.

Good night.


Sunday, December 18, 2011


For starters, check out this Bill Whittle video. Watch your back for the Thought Police.

Hat tip CDR Salamander.

Then - who would have thunk it? - a European Central Bank study has come to the conclusion that too much government spending undermines a country's economic performance:

Europe is in the midst of a fiscal crisis caused by too much government spending, yet many of the continent’s politicians want the European Central Bank to purchase the dodgy debt of reckless welfare states such as Spain, Italy, Greece, and Portugal in order to prop up these big government policies.

So it’s especially noteworthy that economists at the European Central Bank have just produced a study showing that government spending is unambiguously harmful to economic performance. Here is a brief description of the key findings.

…we analyse a wide set of 108 countries composed of both developed and emerging and developing countries, using a long time span running from 1970-2008, and employing different proxies for government size… Our results show a significant negative effect of the size of government on growth. …Interestingly, government consumption is consistently detrimental to output growth irrespective of the country sample considered (OECD, emerging and developing countries).

There are two very interesting takeaways from this new research. First, the evidence shows that the problem is government spending, and that problem exists regardless of whether the budget is financed by taxes or borrowing. Unfortunately, too many supposedly conservative policy makers fail to grasp this key distinction and mistakenly focus on the symptom (deficits) rather than the underlying disease (big government).

The second key takeaway is that Europe’s corrupt political elite is engaging in a classic case of Mitchell’s Law, which is when one bad government policy is used to justify another bad government policy. In this case, they undermined prosperity by recklessly increasing the burden of government spending, and they’re now using the resulting fiscal crisis as an excuse to promote inflationary monetary policy by the European Central Bank.

The ECB study, by contrast, shows that the only good answer is to reduce the burden of the public sector. Moreover, the research also has a discussion of the growth-maximizing size of government.

… economic progress is limited when government is zero percent of the economy (absence of rule of law, property rights, etc.), but also when it is closer to 100 percent (the law of diminishing returns operates in addition to, e.g., increased taxation required to finance the government’s growing burden – which has adverse effects on human economic behaviour, namely on consumption decisions).

Cato@Liberty has the goods. Hat tip Barcepundit.

Of course, over here at DowneastBlog we don't need expensive ECB research to know that.


Saturday, December 17, 2011


An emotional fish with - what else? - Celebrate.

Tears for Fears with Break it down again

Sorry for last Saturday's AWOL. I zonked out on the sofa at 9pm only to wake at 4am. So no, there was no sex either.

Gute Nacht.


Thursday, December 15, 2011


By now you must all have heard about the nutter who on Tuesday, December 13, walked onto the Place Saint-Lambert in Liège, Belgium, and started to throw grenades and shoot at random in the shopping crowd. Two teenagers and an elderly woman were killed instantly, a toddler died shortly thereafter. More than a hundred people were wounded. Actually it's no small miracle that the number of dead - the perpetrator included, who reportedly shot himself - can still be counted on the fingers of one hand. Some good background can be found here - and don't forget to have a peek at the guy's cannabis farm.

The name of the killer? Nordine Amrani. Of Moroccan descent. Ahem.

As per usual, Belgian whorenalists tripped over each other in their frantic attempts to whitewash the killer. De Standaard was behaving as usual - horrible - but this time round it was Het Laatste Nieuws which went home with the Nobel Prize for Political Correctness. Barely a couple of hours after the massacre the Belgian population were kindly invited to have some compassion with poor Mr Amrani:


"AMRANI WAS AFRAID TO GO BACK TO JAIL." Golly. It really stands there. Well yeah, if you water about 2,800 cannabis plants a day and are the proud owner of enough handguns to equip a battalion, you may be beginning to suspect you might end up behind bars. Not for long of course, at least not in Belgium (after all he was free on parole). But having to interrupt your daily business at regular intervals to admire one of the numerous Belgian Holiday Resorts for Victims of Society from the inside may become a nuisance, true.

On the same day, four hours later, I took the following screenshot from the same newspaper's online edition:


"AMRANI DID NOT FEEL LIKE A MOROCCAN AND WAS NO MUSLIM". Sheesh. You can imagine the reporter's misty eyes when he wrote that tearjerker.

Anyway phew! THAT's reassuring!!! He did not feel like a Moroccan, he felt like a Belgian? Wonderful! Finally a fully integrated immigrant! Hey, btw asshole, why do you actually think in the first place we would be interested to know whether the murderer did not feel like a Moroccan? Why is it exactly that we have to be reminded that he was no muslim????

As things stand now, Amrani may be declared a Saint come December 13, 2012.

Now over to some headlines from the recent past.

Let us start with another gem from Het Laatste Nieuws. Do you remember this poor sod?


"BLOODBATH ON ARMY BASE BECAUSE PSYCHIATRIST HAD TO GO TO IRAQ". Yes, poor, poor poor Major Hasan killed 14 of the people he lived and worked with because he had to go to Iraq!!!! Well, as they say over here, 'je zou voor minder'. You'd do so for less.

Y'all can believe it? Do you notice the similarities between the excusing, soothing explanations in both cases? Under no pretext are we to suspect that the killer might have done his gruesome job out of some inbred hatred against the West and/or because of his cultural and religious background, even if the former chose to unleash hell on a Christmas market and the latter shouted 'Allahu Akbar' when emptying his automatic weapons on his colleagues.

However. There's less empathy when the killers are potential instruments to smear parties or schools of thought which are anathema to the regime. In 2006, an 18-year old madman called Hans Van Themsche murdered three people in Antwerp - a white two year old toddler, its Mauritanian nanny, and a Turkish woman. Since the guy's aunt was a VB member, the tragedy was gefundenes fressen to attack the VB, then Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht going as far as proclaiming that all those who had voted VB were responsible for the murder too. De Gucht, a notorious shmuck, is currently under investigation for possibly fraudulent homeownership of a villa in Tuscany, but I digress.

Another example, again with a Het Laatste Nieuws screenshot. In January, a lunatic by the name of Jared Lee Loughner gravely wounded Democratic US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killed several other people. Over at Het Laatste Nieuws , De Standaard et al champagne bottles were uncorked and wild parties held. After the hangovers, the editors crafted gems like this one:


"SHOOTINGS PUT PALIN IN THE HOT SEAT AFTER HATE CAMPAIGN". In the same breath, the author of the article sees fit to smear the Tea Party forchrissake, adding that 'it is a movement bent on obstructing President Obama's health care reforms'. Yeah right.

Then there is of course Anders Behring Breivik, who for the record I consider indeed 'our own terrorist'. FYI, Breivik's analysis I consider correct, his acts I condemn. Anyway, No sooner had he committed his gruesome murders or De Standaard published this article by Seumas Milne, who by a hair's width equalled the Norwegian killer to... American conservatives:


In a sane and honest society, people should have the possibility to hear different bells. As the above screenshots illustrate, in Belgium.... the population at large is fed a meticulously crafted media mix of highly subjective content, expressly designed with the aim to demonize ANYTHING that's a shade to the right of Stalin.

Poor, poor country of mine.


Tuesday, December 06, 2011


Belgium has a new government. It's a complete and utter disaster, and an insult to the basic principles of democracy and good governance.


The man on the front row, fourth from the left, is our new Prime Minister. Elio Di Rupo, a sixty year old openly gay Parti Socialiste hack, instrumental like basically his entire party in reducing Wallonia to utmost poverty and financial dependence on its northern counterpart, rich Flanders.

The manner in which the media - every single branch of it - go out of their way to write the most flattering hagiography about Mr Di Rupo is appalling.

I will try to flesh out this article later this evening.

In the meantime, if you are a productive, contributing Belgian citizen - take a powder.

A strong one.


Saturday, December 03, 2011


Beck with Chemtrails.

FYI, 2008.

Mott The Hoople with All the young dudes.

Had it not been for Bowie, who wrote this number, you'd never have heard from these chaps. 1972.



Thursday, December 01, 2011


Worthy of the Supercommittee.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Yes, it has come this far. Watch the following video in which an imam teaches German kindergarten kids how to clean themselves prior to islamic prayers, what a peaceful book the quran is etc.

The German blog Politically Incorrect has the goods.

Hat tip reader Koen Roelens.


P.S.: 'zum kotzen' means having to vomit. One would for less.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


My four year old son and me walking in a hilly area in southern Flanders, with a tad of exxageration often called 'The Flemish Ardennes'. One might as well call the real Ardennes the Belgian Alps, but the name got stuck a long time ago. It was coined at the end of the nineteenth century by a man called Omer Wattez, I forgot what his occupation was, a pharmacist perhaps, but anyway, the man was so enamored of (t)his region he dubbed it the way we still call it today.

The photo was taken a week ago, on Sunday, November 20. It was a gorgeous late autumn afternoon, with a crisp blue sky, soft pale brown colors and fresh cool air that made you almost want to drink it.


My boy did quite well, not one moment asking if daddy would carry him. Looking at that photo now, I feel an immense gratitude for having gotten so much. Not much at all in the eyes of captains of industry, career politicians, astronauts and media celebs for sure, but I couldn't care less.

I am a product of my time and age, like everyone, but I think that my idea that we are here in this world to love, learn, and work towards fulfillment of mankinds ultimate destiny towards the stars... is pretty universal regardless of the continent or century one lives on - and in.

On an afternoon like that, it is difficult to believe that there is so much evil in the world. And judging by the news, the entire planet seems to be in turmoil and/or on the verge of a nervous breakdown. As much as I would have liked to just publish this pic and leave it at that, I feel I should add the following quote by Edmund Burke, father of Modern Conservatism:

“A kind Providence has placed in our breasts a hatred of the unjust and cruel, in order that we may preserve ourselves from cruelty and injustice. They who bear cruelty, are accomplices in it. The pretended gentleness which excludes that charitable rancour, produces an indifference which is half an approbation. They never will love where they ought to love, who do not hate where they ought to hate.”

Good night - try to live a good life and take care of your loved ones.


Saturday, November 26, 2011


Le Sud, an immortal song from the French-Italian chansonnier Nino Ferrer.

Equally immortal Dutch rock. Seasons from Earth & Fire.

Twas a seventies night. It was about time.


Thursday, November 24, 2011


For all TRUE Americans, that is.


So, not for those... hairy, smelly, lazy good-for-nothings of the OWS crowd. But not for their sympathizers either!

I'd like you to check out this great Michael Goodwin article, found on Fox News this morning: "It's time to talk turkey about income inequality":

"Imagine it’s 1621 in Plymouth and, instead of the Pilgrims and the Indians gathering for the First Thanksgiving, it’s conservatives and liberals. They are sitting down to share their harvests happily and express gratitude for survival.

Yeah, right.

In truth, they’d be fighting over who brought more and who ate more. Those who didn’t get a drumstick would shatter the idyllic scene with shrieking charges of “Turkey Inequality” and wails for “my fair share.”

I jest to make a point. The point being that, 390 years after the first symbol of gratitude created by Europeans on this continent, Americans are locked in a bitter conflict of ingratitude. The tug-of-war over the turkey wishbone is now a polarizing class struggle.

The dividing line is the loaded phrase “income inequality.” It’s all about who eats and who pays.

On one level, income inequality is real, and growing. Yet as a bedrock and urgent political issue, it’s pure hokum, cooked up in the socialist faculty lounges and the back rooms where the government unions pull the strings of puppet pols. The aim is to hijack emotions and grow the government pie so favored voters get a bigger slice.

It has surprisingly wide appeal. People from the vagabonds playing drums in Zuccotti Park to the billionaire mayor of New York who rousted them, Michael Bloomberg, say income inequality is a big problem..."

Read it all. But Goodwin's last paragraph contains the money quote:

"Having given up on the meaning of America, which is about expanding opportunity and liberty for everyone, income equalizers are pitting Americans against each other in a fight certain to make losers of us all."



Sunday, November 20, 2011


From the nosebleeding editors at that leftist rag, De Standaard:



"This Sunday, November 20, the Spanish Conservative Party (PP) was the resounding victor in Spain's parliamentary elections. This much was clear after counting 75% of the votes. The PP claimed victory.

Mariano Rajoy's People's Party beat PM José Luis Zapatero's Socialist Party with utmost ease and can count on an absolute majority in Parliament.

After counting 75 per cent of the votes the PP could sign up 187 seats in the 350-seat Spanish House of Commons, the biggest score the party ever obtained. The socialists won 109 seats and have admitted their defeat.

The continuing high unemployment in Spain and the gloomy economic forecast in the country led many Spaniards in the voting booths to end Zapatero's premiership, which lasted almost eight years.

Rajoy and his PP now face the difficult task to turn around the Spanish economy and at the same time decrease the budget deficit by enhancing taxes and force through austerity measures."

Now, why are Spaniards MORONS then, you ask me?

Well, we have been there before.

Yes we have.

Many, many times on this blog we have pointed out the foolishness of the Spaniards to opt for Zapatero and his leftist loons when they had had such a terrific premiership in the person of the brave conservative Aznar, who amongst others slashed unemployment by 50%.

Six years ago, on this blog, I blasted the Spaniards for opting for a fucking communist and for giving in to muslim terrorists, in the wake of the Atocha bombings. Apparently, it took them 7 years to come to the same conclusion as I did back in 2004.

But that's not all. That lofty, competent gentleman Aznar had himself cleaned up the mess of an earlier generation of socialists under Felipe Gonzalez. And in 1982 it was for Gonzalez that the Spaniards chose after the center-right Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo, once a technocrat in generalissimo Franco's government - which was responsible for the first 'Spanish Miracle' (Milagro Espanol). In fact, we see a pattern here and actually one that is repeating itself all across the globe. Leftist governments screw things up. When the screwing up has gotten so bad that the voters have had enough, they elect rightwingers again. The rightwingers may clean their predecessors' mess up, and get things back to normal. Then they are rewarded for that by the voters promptly electing leftist smoothtalkers again. These ones then right away set to work to obliterate the good results of the Right, after which the whole cycle can repeat itself.

There really isn't that much difference between the transitions a.) the UK's Attlee/Churchill, b.) Australia's Keating/Howard, c.) Canada's Martin/Harper, the US's Carter/Reagan or Spain's Gonzalez/Aznar. Or now Zapatero/Rajoy.

So, even if I'm pleased with yet another victory for the Right, it is also with a profound sense of déjà vu that I regard Spain's most recent whim. Rajoy inherits an unemployment of more than 20%, which is exactly what Aznar inherited from Gonzalez. Aznar brought it back to 10%. Personally, I don't think Rajoy is of the same caliber as Aznar - he's some kind of euro RINO - but still he should be able to get Spain back on track. Somewhat.

But what will be his reward four, or maybe eight years hence?

No, Spaniards are morons.


Saturday, November 19, 2011


Him, from Rupert Holmes.

Essential seventies music.

T.Rex with Get it on.




Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Terrific article in the Orange County Register, Nov. 4, by Mark Steyn on the 'Occupy' movement: Occupiers part of grand alliance against the productive
At heart, Oakland's occupiers and worthless political class want to live as beneficiaries of a prosperous Western society without making any contribution to the productivity necessary to sustain it.

..."I don't "stand with the 99%," and certainly not downwind of them. But I'm all for their "occupation" continuing on its merry way. It usefully clarifies the stakes. At first glance, an alliance of anarchists and government might appear to be somewhat paradoxical. But the formal convergence in Oakland makes explicit the movement's aims: They're anarchists for statism, wild free-spirited youth demanding more and more total government control of every aspect of life – just so long as it respects the fundamental human right to sloth. What's happening in Oakland is a logical exercise in class solidarity: the government class enthusiastically backing the breakdown of civil order is making common cause with the leisured varsity class, the thuggish union class and the criminal class in order to stick it to what's left of the beleaguered productive class. It's a grand alliance of all those societal interests that wish to enjoy in perpetuity a lifestyle they are not willing to earn. Only the criminal class is reasonably upfront about this. The rest – the lifetime legislators, the unions defending lavish and unsustainable benefits, the "scholars" whiling away a somnolent half-decade at Complacency U – are obliged to dress it up a little with some hooey about "social justice" and whatnot.

But that's all it takes to get the media and modish if insecure corporate entities to string along. Whole Foods can probably pull it off. So can Ben & Jerry's, the wholly owned subsidiary of the Anglo-Dutch corporation UniLever that nevertheless successfully passes itself off as some sort of tie-dyed Vermont hippie commune. But a chain of stores that sells shirts, ties, the garb of the corporate lackey, has a tougher sell. The class that gets up in the morning, pulls on its lousy Men's Wearhouse get-up and trudges off to work has to pay for all the other classes, and the strain is beginning to tell.

Let it be said that the "occupiers" are right on the banks: They shouldn't have been bailed out. America has one of the most dysfunctional banking systems in the civilized world, and most of its allegedly indispensable institutions should have been allowed to fail. But the Occupy Oakland types have no serious response, other than the overthrow of capitalism and its replacement by government-funded inertia.

America is seizing up before our eyes: The decrepit airports, the underwater property market, the education racket, the hyper-regulated business environment. Yet, curiously, the best example of this sclerosis is the alleged "revolutionary" movement itself. It's the voice of youth, yet everything about it is cobwebbed. It's more like an open-mike karaoke night of a revolution than the real thing. I don't mean just the placards with the same old portable quotes by Lenin et al, but also, say, the photograph in Forbes of Rachel, a 20-year-old "unemployed cosmetologist" with remarkably uncosmetological complexion, dressed in pink hair and nose ring as if it's London, 1977, and she's killing time at Camden Lock before the Pistols gig. Except that that's three-and-a-half decades ago, so it would be like the Sex Pistols dressing like the Andrews Sisters. Are America's revolting youth so totally pathetically moribund they can't even invent their own hideous fashion statements? Last weekend, the nonagenarian Commie Pete Seeger was wheeled out at Zuccotti Park to serenade the oppressed masses with "If I Had A Hammer." As it happens, I do have a hammer. Pace Mr. Seeger, they're not that difficult to acquire, even in a recession. But, if I took it to Zuccotti Park, I doubt very much anyone would know how to use it, or be able to muster the energy to do so.

At heart, Oakland's occupiers and worthless political class want more of the same fix that has made America the Brokest Nation in History: They expect to live as beneficiaries of a prosperous Western society without making any contribution to the productivity necessary to sustain it. This is the "idealism" that the media are happy to sentimentalize, and that enough poseurs among the corporate executives are happy to indulge – at least until the window smashing starts. To "occupy" Oakland or anywhere else, you have to have something to put in there. Yet the most striking feature of OWS is its hollowness. And in a strange way the emptiness of its threats may be a more telling indictment of a fin de civilization West than a more coherent protest movement could ever have mounted.



Saturday, November 12, 2011


The White Stripes with Seven Nation Army.

Fun Lovin' Criminals.

With Scooby Snacks, that was.

I s'ppose I'm sounding like a broken record when I say I'm too f*cked up to produce some decent posts, but that's how it is. I arrive home in the middle of the night too tired to get behind the puter. Christ.


Saturday, November 05, 2011


A French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, a household name in France, had its offices torched after it published a motoon accompanying an article about the real nature of the so-called "Arab Spring".


I'm too tired and have no time to spare. Check out Atlas Shrugs for the story:

Charlie Hebdo Offices Firebombed After It Joked About The Prophet Muhammad (Pictures) Puff Ho (hat tip Paulo)

The Paris office of the satirical French Magazine Charlie Hebdo has been firebombed and its website has been hacked. It follows the announcement that the magazine would be 'guest edited' by the Prophet Muhammad.
It has been reported that the office was gutted by fire at around 1:00am Paris time, but there were no injuries.

Patrick Pelloux, a witness to the attack, told the AFP news agency that a molotov cocktail was thrown through the window.

"Everything was destroyed," he said.

According to the Associated Press the director of the magazine said “the material damages are large”.

On Tuesday the magazine said that the Prophet Muhammad would be editing the magazine in "honour" of Islam's role in this year's uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and other Islamic countries.

"In order fittingly to celebrate the Islamist Ennahda's win in Tunisia and the NTC (National Transitional Council) president's promise that sharia would be the main source of law in Libya, Charlie Hebdo asked Muhammad to be guest editor," the editorial team said in a statement.

On Wednesday morning the magazine's website had also apparently been hacked by an Islamist group.

There have been several cases in Europe of cartoonists, journalists and publishers being threatened or attacked after depicting cartoons and pictures of the religious figure.

Charlie Hebdo was taken to court in 2007 by two Muslim groups for reprinting those cartoons, but the suit was thrown out.

In Belgium, we are now flooded daily with stories of how our marvellous - cough - cultural enrichers from mooslim shitholes wreak havoc upon autochtons.

On the 23rd of October, a real Belgian man of 86 living in Borgerhout, an Antwerp suburb, tired of being harassed and confronted for the sixth time with muslim robbers inside his home, stabbed a 16-year old Moroccan. The latter fled, accompanied by his accomplice (also a Moroccan of course), but died one kilometer further.

Check out this video.

So you have worked all your life and saved for a cozy old day. Alas the socialists and the muslim voting cattle they imported caught up with you. You have managed to live to the ripe old age of 86, even still have your wife, but now your neighborhood is transformed beyond recognition.

The muslim ape who broke inside the man's home was 16 and had committed 43 CRMINAL ACTS OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS.

Yet according to the genetically degenerated father of the criminal, his son was a good boy and always quick with a laugh.

As I have stated so many times, when we whites learn of a white criminal being cut down, we say 'good riddance'.


Not so muslim subhumans. When their worst offender is killed, watch out for his legions of sympathizers from among the 'great majority of respectful and law-abiding muslim citizens'.

The 86-year old man and his spouse can kiss their normal life goodbye. Never again will they be able to live in peace in their home, which is under police surveillance because you can bet your sweet *ss it will be torched or vandalised.

Islam is a cancer for Europe and whatever other place it takes root. You must cut away cancers in time or they will ultimately kill you.

Islam must be cut away.


Saturday, October 29, 2011


Franz Ferdinand with Take me out.

Running on Empty, an old Jackson Browne hit.



Saturday, October 22, 2011


Local H with Bound for the Floor.

From their second album, As good as dead (1996).

Duran Duran with Skin Trade.



Friday, October 21, 2011


This item is already about two weeks old, but its relevance will remain assured for what presumably will turn out a long, long time yet. Rooting out leftist bias from western media channels may well prove to be a sisyphus job.

The story. On October 3, Belgium's most prominent daily De Standaard ran a frontpage article about the north israeli mosque of Tuba Zangaria, torched by Jewish colonists:


How awful for them. Those eeeevil colonists! Now, I'm all for reporting on this kind of stories. Especially so when the burning of this mosque may have something to do with the brutal killing by Paleostinians of a 25 year old Israeli father and his infant son, just a couple of days earlier:



The leftist rag having the audacity to keep calling itself De Standaard, will never inform its readers on scores of torchings of churches all over the islamic world. Here, for example, is a tidbit on a Coptic Church in the Egyptian village of al Marinab. Via Coptic World:

"St George's Church in the village of Al Marinab of the province of Edfu was attacked and burned by Muslim fanatics from the same and neighboring villages. No one was inside the church during the attack. This church was attacked several weeks ago by the same mob of Muslims who demanded to remove its cross. Today, they succeeded in doing so as they have been threatening for several days. They prayed their Friday prayers in front of the burned church. The fanatics numbered approximately 150. Three adjacent homes, a store as well as a building, all of which are owned by Copts, have also been burned.

No arrests were made. Muslim fanatics have prevented fire trucks from coming on the scene. No protection or justice has been promised for the Copts of the village has been pledged by authorities. Copts fear these acts will continue to increase as the government continues to allow these criminal acts to go unchecked. This is the fourth Coptic church to be destroyed by Muslims this year following the revolution."


Same old same old. Let's face it. Blogs remain a marginal phenomenon. I've been blogging for almost eight years now, and when I look in my intimate circle, I know no one who turns to blogs for his or her news. The overwhelming majority of people still gather their news from traditional channels, i.e. newspapers and TV. Channels which are overwhelmingly in the hands of legions of leftist bozos.

The result is that entire swaths of the population have a completely distorted worldview. How can you expect people not having a bis vis-à-vis Israel when the liars from de Standaard and hundreds of other western newspapers implement a policy of reporting extensively on the torching of ONE mosque by Israeli colonists...

... while deliberately choosing NEVER to report on churches burned and destroyed from Mauretania over Egypt and Pakistan to Indonesia.


Saturday, October 15, 2011


We start with some easy listening: Keane with Crystal Ball.

Orbit with Medicine. From the album Libido Speedway.

Nineties rockband from Boston, MA. Singer/lead guitarist is Jeff Robbins.

Slaap wel.


Saturday, October 08, 2011


Ennio Morricone's magnificent piece 'The ecstacy of Gold'. Part of the soundtrack of the Sergio Leone spaghettiwestern The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Quintessential western (no pun intended) music.

Vangelis' Alpha.

Timeless beauty.



Friday, October 07, 2011


I meant to do a post on something completely different, like the emergence of rocket scientist calibre intellectuals Shakira and Lady Gaga as advisors and fundraisers for Prez Obamba, but then I came across this once again splendid Pat Condell video, courtesy of our pals over at Gates of Vienna:

As long as the vile politico-religious ideology known as 'islam' holds sway in that part of the world, there's NEVER going to be a peaceful solution for Israel or Judea and Samaria. Islamic countries are no good to negotiate with. It is useless for Israel to come to terms with its neighbors in a way civilized countries would recognize, as history has so amply proven. There's no such thing as a two-state solution, a one-state solution. Land for Peace is an exercise in folly.

I don't care for the fate of the Paleostinians in Judea and Samaria. They are plain and worthless idiots. Each and everyone of them could have lived in peace and prosperity by either moving out of that hellhole, or becoming an Israeli citizen, abide the law in that country, if possible forsake his or her 'religion' and earn a decent living and be generally happy.

That leaves Israel. A solution has to be found for Israel.

Striving for 'peace', as in - again - the vocabulary of civilized countries is pointless in that region.

Therefore, Israel would do well to adopt Outlaw Mike's solution for its predicament.

That solution is amazingly SIMPLE.

It's called 'ETERNAL STATE OF WAR'..

That's right, it's really that simple!!! All Israel has to do is to keep its armed forces in a permanent state of readiness, ever ready to strike - and strike devastatingly. Israel does not need phony peace accords with untrustworthy neighbors. What Isreal needs is strong armed forces that can lash out and destroy any external threat.

There are several advantages to my solution:

a.) Permanent REAL PEACE through superior firepower.
b.) The nation's citizens are kept on alert all the time, ensuring they don't become mindless wussies and retirement aficionados like in so much of the world, especially the West
c.) Permanent investments in the Defense Industry will provide countless spinoffs for civil benefit, and the cutting edge technology will make Israeli hitech the envy of the world
d.) No more pointless and costly negotiations
e.) Israel will set an example for the rest of the non-muslim world on how to deal with the adherents of islam

Now check out these videos. First the IDF:

Then the Israeli Air Force:

Finally the Israeli Navy:

So Israel, now you know what to do. Stop negotiating, never stop arming and being ready to strike deadly and mercilessly. And maybe, at some distant point along history's path, your pitiful, worthless opponents, having outspent themselves and having run out of nature's resources, forever incapable of turning their pseudo-economies in something self-sustaining, will come begging at your door for peace ON YOUR TERMS.


Tuesday, October 04, 2011


Last week, De Standaard suddenly discovered there's apparently a problem with gay couples being pestered away from their flats, neighborhoods, and even their cities. It even spoke of 'a trend?'?


Pestering gays away, a trend in The Netherlands?

In the Netherlands this week, gay couples announced they were moving, bullied away by their neighbors. Geert Wilders asks for an speedy parliamentary debate. Is intolerance against gays growing?

'Monday evening I got a telephone from a lady. She was older than eighty (!), she said, but now she was, together with her girlfriend, busy packing boxes with their belongings. She was desperate. She wanted away, get out of the provincial town. The reason: she and her girlfriend were bullied by their neighbors because they were a lesbian couple. When I heard that, it got too much for me, and I decided to open up a callpoint.'

... says Henk Krol, chief editor of the Gay Gazette. 'Four days later the counter stood on 82 reportings. That's quite a lot. And of the severity of some incidents I was rather dumbfounded. On the other hand, of the about 800,000 Dutch gays and lesbians 82 is an altogether negligible number. Also, I think that the number of reportings will decline after the first wave.'

Still [De Standaard editor now] something seems to be going on in The Netherlands. Last week stories emerged of two other gay couples who were also moving. One couple had been pestered away by schoolkids in The Hague, another couple was leaving Ulft, a village in the Achterhoek. There the bullies would have been between 12 and 22. Attempts to recruit the help of police would for a long time have remained unanswered and when finally a serious dialogue had been organized, the couple had already scrapped its hiring contract, wrote De Gelderlander [east Dutch newspaper - MFBB]. In August, in Amstelveen another gay couple would have given up all hope."

Blather and speculate all you can, you blistering FOOLS. Over here at DownEastblog, we've been reporting for aeons about gay couples in the wonderful new multifucking cultural society being harassed by, you guess, it, adherents of the Religion of Piss aka islam.

Because that is the gist of the story that even De Standaard had to admit, a couple of lines on I was too tired (and fed up) to translate. Naturally, muslims in Holland means very often if not always moroccans. Not that it matters, mocro or paki muslims, mauritanian or yemeni muslims, syrian or iranian muslim, they're all equally retarded.

The only politician asking for a parliamentary debate in the matter is... Geert Wilders, chairman of the PVV, the Party for Freedom. You know, Geert Wilders, Public Enemy No. 1, Vile Racist, Eeeeeeeeevil Rightwinger, not so long ago denied access in the UK because too dirty for the Country of da Queen. The guy who even more recently narrowly won a trial meant to convict him because of 'hate crimes'.

Yes, that guy. And of all the well-meaning morally superior beings labelled with fancy green, red, orange and blue buttons, The Netherlands has heard nary a peep. Gays, listen well to Outlaw Mike. Yes, we are squarely AGAINST gay marriage and gay adoption, because we think, and we have very decent arguments for it, that this age-old institution is meant for a man and a woman, and we think that the various vehicles the greens and reds gave you to mimic traditional marriage are travesties belonging in a freak theatre for the perverted.

HOWEVER.... we will defend your right to live together peacefully in a civil relationship, embedded in a safe neighborhood, where you will never have to fear to walk hand in hand on the streets.

In a matter of years, the only thing standing between you and islamic subhumans will be a thin grey line of conservatives. The cowards who gave you hope which will prove as false as it was unjustified, will be nowhere to be seen when literally your life is at stake, even when you have moved to the farthest corner of your native land.



Saturday, October 01, 2011


Some Britrock tonight. First The Rolling Stones with Under my thumb.

Recently heard a band using a xylophone? Hmm? Do today's bands even know what a xylophone is?

One vision. 1985 number by Queen.



Friday, September 30, 2011


Reader Koen R. sent me the link to this James Delingpole video.

I like Delingpole. I'm pretty sure greens would very much like there was some apparatus with a red 'Destroy Delingpole' button on it, like in that video. His new book is Watermelons: The Green Movement's true Colors. Available here.


And if you don't believe me (like so often), check out this quote from Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd.



Do I at least have sympathy for some actions of Sea Shepherd? I do. I do, in the way that I acknowledge that World War II meant a huge scientific breakthrough in a plethora of disciplines.

It's the price I'm worrying about. Btw, Hitler was a veganist, animal lover and misanthrope too. As well as a socialist.

Know who you are dealing with.


Monday, September 26, 2011


Via The Daily Mail, September 25:


Screenshot from The Telegraph, September 26

"A fanatical terrorist has escaped being thrown out of the UK because it would breach his human rights.

Hate-filled Siraj Yassin Abdullah Ali, graded the highest possible risk to the public, was released after serving just half of his nine-year sentence for helping the July 21 bombers. He now mingles freely among the Londoners his co-plotters tried to kill six years ago.

Government officials are desperate to deport the Islamic fundamentalist back to his native Eritrea but have been told they cannot because he could face ‘inhumane treatment or punishment’.

Ali was convicted of helping a gang of five Al Qaeda suicide bombers in their bid to repeat the carnage of the attacks of July 7, 2005, two weeks later.

Graham Foulkes, whose 22-year-old son David was killed on July 7, said he was ‘filled with despair’. He said: ‘These people were plotting to commit mass murder - what about the human rights of victims and families?

‘These people had no consideration for the women and children they were trying to kill. How can they claim we should look after and support them?’

The case is the latest to highlight how human rights laws have left the authorities powerless to remove some terrorists and convicted criminals.
Imposed human rights laws have left the authorities powerless to remove some terrorists and convicted criminals. Imposed by unaccountable European judges, they place the rights of the most dangerous wrongdoers above the risks faced by ordinary people.

The five would-be suicide bombers were jailed for life after trying to detonate bombs at Shepherd’s Bush, Warren Street and Oval Tube stations and on a bus in Shoreditch.

Ali, 35, knew about the potentially murderous July 21 conspiracy and helped the fanatics clear up their explosives factory. He was jailed for 12 years in February 2008 for aiding and abetting the Al Qaeda cell. Judge Paul Worsley QC said he must have ‘harboured the hope’ the bombers would ‘destroy society as we know it’.

The sentence was reduced to nine years on appeal and after time Ali spent in jail while awaiting trial was taken into account, he was automatically released on licence several weeks ago. He is now living at a bail hostel on a leafy residential street in north-west London. He has been seen travelling on the Tube and catching buses. With music headphones plugged into his ears and a bag slung casually across his shoulder, he appeared to be caught on camera chatting on a mobile phone. It is understood that Ali is being monitored around the clock and must obey a curfew and other conditions, including a ban on using the internet..."

But if you thought this was just an isolated case...

"He is the second high-risk terrorist linked to the July 21 attacks to win the right to remain in the UK on human rights grounds in recent weeks.

Ismail Abdurahman, 28, who hid would-be bomber Hussain Osman for three days, escaped being deported to his native Somalia after judges feared for his safety. Abdurahman is also living at a bail hostel in London despite the protests of police and Home Office officials."

Ladies and gentlemen, that's the UK today. Muslim terrorists who were instrumental in the killing and maiming of tens of UK citizens can walk free after less than half of their prison time, and are then not deported because some drooling leftist judges fear for their safety.

On the other hand, do you remember this one? October 2006, a 14-year old white schoolgirl was arrested, had her fingerprints taken, and was locked up for three hours for refusing to study with Asian children all except one who spoke only Urdu.


Or this howler, from Mailonline, September 14, 2011. 20,000 UK pupils, some of them as young as three, put on record for "hate crimes".


How long do some people think that other people can keep taking some things? Hmm?

Hat tip Joanne.


Saturday, September 24, 2011


Solveig's Song by Edvard Grieg.

Performance by the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra.

Franz Liszt's Liebestraum.

Performance by the Finnish Toivio siblings. Seeli, the woman, is a renowned classical virtuoso cellist (and a Doctor of Music). Her brother Kalle an accomplished classical pianist. This video was recorded in 2007 in the Basiliek van Halle (Halle Basilica), some 20 kloms south of Brussels. A must see btw, if you happen to be in the neighborhood. Try to count the cannonballs to your right, upon entering the basilica.



Thursday, September 22, 2011


I realize I'm late to the party but all through August and September I felt I had to do some post regarding the London riots; just as I still feel I should offer my take on the Anders Behrend Breivik murders.

The facts in se - widespread looting, damaging of private and public infrastructure, defiance of police officers, endangering the very lives of common citizens - are bad enough.

But once again I was powerfully reminded of the asphyxiating hold our media have over public opinion, as AGAIN the approach to the riots, offered to the man in the street via the written and televised reports, walked the perpetual, flattrodden paths of social injustice, lack of opportunity, institutionalized victimhood, racism, and of course the 'growing gap between the rich and the poor'.

'Yawn' should not be an appropriate reaction to this approach.

Anger should be it.

Anger at the cabals of leftist assholes who keep repeating the same old lies, packing it in soothing voices and larding it with designed 'interviews' of the poor rioters who 'steal to provide for their kids', all the while pointing to the glass and steel towers of high finance and to neat middle class houses, 'for whom the government does something', as opposed to them, 'for whom the government does nothing'.

I'm damn sorry that I don't have the time to provide the translation to the following video, but I'm sure the images speak bookmarks. Here you have the poor downtrodden youths who 'appropriated' themselves training gear and computer games 'for their kids' for whom they care so much. Certainly the camera will show us from time to time the interviewing reporter from Belgian/Flemish TV, who's clearly showing sympathy for the scum. And as per usual:


The caption reads: 'The government helps nobody, only the rich.'

Wow, who would have thunk it???

Miraculously, wherever Belgian TV ventures out to some disaster zone, they will just about ALWAYS find the appropriate Belgian know-it-all expat who will provide the crew with the (politically) correct explanation. And so it was that the VRT reporters, let loose in smoldering Croydon, had the good fortune to come across a certain Thomas Aelbrecht, who - surprise! - wholeheartedly shared the VRT (Flemish Television) premicrowaved opinion that the chasm between the haves and the have-nots invariably must lead to, well, tensions you know. Proletarian shopping. Wholly understandable:

If you are a rightwinger, you simply must be too stupid to understand the motives of Ahmed and Moise descending upon racks of DVD players, digirecorders, Xboxes and what not. But LUCKILY there is always Flemish television!!!

"The violence cannot be excused, but many Londoners realize that the gap between rich and poor in the [British] capital widens, and this results in tensions."

Yeah, that's really what the background voice is saying. Pure, raw, unfiltrated MarxistShit. If only our moral betters would care to explain us who those mysterious many realizing Londoners are.

As for the written media, how could we forget De Standaard, which was lightning quick to let international commentator Evita Neefs shed her light on the events. Fellow blogger Hoegin, a Flemish engineer working in Norway, has a marvellous piece on this depraved personage, who - fasten your seatbelts - blames the London riots on Cameron's conservative government, which has cut back welfare!

Never mind that Cameron has been in charge for only one year, that the cuts his government is allegedly preparing have not taken effect yet, and moreover, that Britain is just now emering from a ten year stint under Labour! Hoegin makes the astute remarks that a.) it's wondrous how Cameron's mere talking about welfare cuts has apparently within a year thrown back these downtrodden people to the lowest ring of the social ladder, and,

b.) that nevertheless the sorry life of 29-year old Mark Duggan, the guy whose death sparked the riots and who was 'unemployed his whole life', apparently cannot be blamed on ten years Labour.

How a newspaper like De Standaard keeps pretending that it's the Low Countries' equivalent of a 'fair and balanced' newspaper is beyond me.

My two cts about the whole business can be summed up as follows: it's the Left's fault. It's a simple answer but most genial answers are. It's a.) they who have purposefully broken down the core social fabric of society aka the family. The scum that you see rampaging in London's streets has not grown up in normal families. Normal, as in a married heterosexual couple lovingly raising kids and teaching them the virtues of hard work and decent manners. Btw, maybe you noticed that most rioters have, ah, how shall be put it? That they have a nice tan. Here's a hint tanned ones. Try to commit to one partner instead of fucking your way thru life and let your penis be your compass. Sorry - or not - but black people need to acknowledge the basic fact that their promiscuous behavior is not the best guarantee for their offspring's a harmonious upbringing. Yesterday I was in the home of a white woman client who a couple of years back had the brilliant idea of marrying a black man. I knew they had two kids, and it had been some time since I had been there. First thing I notice, the kitchen wall sports numerous photos of the lady and her two kiddos. Daddy nowhere to be seen, neither in real life nor on celluloid. It wasn't until I was checking out electrical stuff in the room adjacent to the heater that I found a photo of the, I think Senegalese dad. Tucked to the wall BEHIND a rack. Well, that was clear enough. The lady's is a single mom now, daddy is having fun elsewhere.

Then this week I overheard my mom telling me about her sister's daughter, who is an accomplished international volleyballplayer, how her former black lover from a couple of years back still owes her - the volleyballplayer - stacks of money which she foolishly lent him to refurbish his house. Btw, with former I meant it's been over for some time, the love I mean. Not that his state of being black is over of course, although some apparently use wondrous soaps.

Does this mean that all black men are untrue? It doesn't. But the ones who jump from hole to hole like rabbits, giving a flying fuck for what becomes of their seed, are far more numerous than the ones who stay and try to be decent dads. Period. And if you disagree with me you're either nuts or live in a parallel universe.

Where was I? Oh, b.) It's also the left which has opened the floodgates of an unbridled immigration, letting loose on the UK's soil legions of incapable fuckwads who can barely read and/or write and are then expected them to find decent jobs.

Oh well. The person who summed it up best is probably Pat Condell:


Sunday, September 18, 2011


Smashing Pumpkins with Tonight, tonight.

Keane. Somewhere only we know.

Yeah, it's actually a Sunday Night Music. Was reading Koontz' Cold Fire on the couch yesterday night. Then I woke up at 6am this morning.


Sunday, September 11, 2011


First, via our US Navy friend CDR Salamander the following sobering audio recording on September 11, 2001 between a NY Fire Department dispatcher and a Mr Kevin Cosgrove, trapped on Floor 105 of one of the WTC buildings:

Did you listen to the end? Did you hear Mr Cosgrove's final shout? Audible over the planet thx to the Internet, so I suppose there's a good chance this recording has reached Mr Cosgrove's entire family over the years.

Okay, now over to Mark Steyn at the OC Register, September 9, 2011:

"Waiting to be interviewed on the radio the other day, I found myself on hold listening to a public service message exhorting listeners to go to and tell their fellow citizens how they would be observing the tenth anniversary of the, ah, “tragic events.” There followed a sound bite of a lady explaining that she would be paying tribute by going and cleaning up an area of the beach.
Great! Who could object to that? Anything else? Well, another lady pledged that she “will continue to discuss anti-bullying tactics with my grandson.”

Marvelous. Because studies show that many middle-school bullies graduate to hijacking passenger jets and flying them into tall buildings?

Whoa, ease up on the old judgmentalism there, pal. In New Jersey, many of whose residents were among the dead, middle-schoolers will mark the anniversary with a special 9/11 curriculum that will “analyze diversity and prejudice in U.S. history.” And, if the “9/11 Peace Story Quilt” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art teaches us anything, it’s that the “tragic events” only underline the “importance of respect.” And “understanding.” As one of the quilt panels puts it:

“You should never feel left out
You are a piece of a puzzle
And without you
The whole picture can’t be seen.”

And if that message of “healing and unity” doesn’t sum up what happened on September 11th 2001, what does? A painting of a plane flying into a building? A sculpture of bodies falling from a skyscraper? Oh, don’t be so drearily literal. “It is still too soon,” says Yidori Mashimoto, director of the New Jersey City University Visual Arts Gallery, whose exhibition “Afterward And Forward” is intended to “promote dialogue, deeper reflection, meditation, and contextualization.” So, instead of planes and skyscrapers, it has Yoko Ono’s “Wish Tree,” on which you can hang little tags with your ideas for world peace.


How are America’s allies remembering the real victims of 9/11? “Muslim Canucks Deal With Stereotypes Ten Years After 9/11,” reports CTV in Canada. And it’s a short step from stereotyping to criminalizing. “How The Fear Of Being Criminalized Has Forced Muslims Into Silence,” reports The Guardian in Britain. In Australia, a Muslim terrorism suspect was so fearful of being criminalized and stereotyped in the post-9/11 epidemic of paranoia that he pulled a Browning pistol out of his pants and hit Sgt. Adam Wolsey of the Sydney constabulary. Fortunately, Judge Leonie Flannery acquitted him of shooting with intent to harm on the grounds that “‘anti-Muslim sentiment’ made him fear for his safety,” as Sydney’s Daily Telegraph reported on Friday. That’s such a heartwarming story for this 9/11 anniversary they should add an extra panel to the peace quilt, perhaps showing a terror suspect opening fire on a judge as she’s pronouncing him not guilty and then shrugging off the light shoulder wound as a useful exercise in healing and unity.

What of the 23rd Psalm? It was recited by Flight 93 passenger Todd Beamer and the telephone operator Lisa Jefferson in the final moments of his life before he cried “Let's roll!” and rushed the hijackers.

No, sorry. Aside from firemen, Mayor Bloomberg’s official commemoration hasn’t got any room for clergy, either, what with all Executive Deputy Assistant Directors of Healing and Outreach who’ll be there. One reason why there’s so little room at Ground Zero is because it’s still a building site. As I write in my new book, 9/11 was something America’s enemies did to us; the 10-year hole is something we did to ourselves – and, in its way, the interminable bureaucratic sloth is surely as eloquent as anything Nanny Bloomberg will say in his remarks...."

I went to these wussies's website, pondering the extraordinary difference of the mindsets of the average westerner over the period since WWII. The people behind seem to their damnedest best to try to make us forget there's actually still a WAR going on. Back in December 44, people wouldn't have needed to be reminded of that, and in the unlikely event that it would have been technologically possible to have them make their opinion heard, I figure there wouldn't have been much of that moochy I-will-remember-9/11-by-anger-management-sessions-with-my-son stuf wouf.

I figure the 1944 New Yorkers would have rather unequivocally stated they wished to see the Krauts and the Japs clubbered and defeated.

Suddenly having an idea for a decent entry, I wondered how da boyz & girlz over at would react to it. This is what I submitted. Took a screenshot of it:


Checked out their site several times, but alas, I fear Outlaw Mike doesn't reach the civility heights expected from kosher "I will (piss my pants)" submitters.


Saturday, September 10, 2011


From the Clintonian Era, a Tracy Bonham subhit, Mother Mother.

Night Calls, a number from The Singing Sponge.

Aka Joe Cocker.



Thursday, September 08, 2011


A field day again for Belgium's 'top' newspaper De Standaard, and it's not even September 11 yet.

In the UK, retired judge Sir William Gage made public his inquiry into the death of Iraqi hotel manager Baha Moussa, allegedly tortured by British soldiers in 2003 in Iraq's main southern city of Basra. During an interrogation by British soldiers belonging to 1st Battalion, the Queen's Lancashire Regiment, an interrogation that would have lasted 36 hours, Moussa would have suffered 93 injuries, including broken ribs and a broken nose.

The gist of Gage's report is that 'An Iraqi man died after suffering an "appalling episode of serious gratuitous violence" in a "very serious breach of discipline" by UK soldiers, as De Standaard's pals from the BBC were so eager to report.

Naturally, a conclusion like that is gefundenes Fressen for DS as well as for the entire Belgian media landscape, which is as politically diverse as ink jet black has shades of green and red. Not a hint of WHY exactly it was that 1st Battalion, QLR saw fit to detain Mousa and several companions, but that must have been grossly unimportant.


The caption in this Thursday, September 8, 2011 DS article reads 'British government criticised for torture in Iraq'.

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm all for an institution like the British Army to keep a spotless record with regards to upholding human rights, ridding itself of war criminals and so on. If Mr Moussa was indeed tortured for no good reason and if he died as a result, the service members responsible for his death should face justice.

But that's not the point.

The point is that a leftist rag like De Standaard, which because of some cosmic anomaly keeps presenting itself as 'objective' will just NEVER fail to inform its readers of alleged misconduct by western forces in the conflict du jour.


when it's about this kind of stories, De Standaard readers are left curiously in the cold.


from The Daily Mail, October 11, 2010.

"The families of six British military policemen killed by an Iraqi mob reacted with outrage yesterday after two men were cleared of the murders.

More than seven years on, the trial collapsed in Baghdad after prosecutors bizarrely asked for the charges to be dropped, admitting the evidence was not strong enough.

John Miller, whose son Simon, 21, was among the dead, said it was a 'disgrace' that there had been no public inquiry into the Red Cap massacre while £3.5million has been spent on an investigation into the death of one Iraqi in British Army custody"...

The pain and grief of, say, the parents of Simon Miller?


NOT IMPORTANT for De Standaard! Doesn't even register on their radar! The result is that we are all well informed about Mr Mousa, but not at all about Simon Alexander Hamilton-Jewell, Russel Aston, Paul Graham Long, Simon Miller, John McGowan Hyde and Thomas Richard Keys.


Or, would it not be better to say 'De Standaard considers them nonexistant'? I think it would be.

I remember the sad deaths of these six men. I remember how appalled I was, seven years ago, to read about how these men, who were training local police forces and doing a job for the good in an islamic hellhole, were butchered by muslim animals.

I haven't forgotten. De Standaard, on the other hand, has chosen never to know them.

Until we get rid of this sickening pathological tendency to see the worst in the best of us, and the best in the worst of our enemies, our continent and indeed, western civilization, will continue its demise.

Tell your children.


Sunday, September 04, 2011


My friend and fellow conservative Traveller, an accomplished engineer who has been active in a plethora of countries, sent me the following interesting videos on the daring Osirak raid by Israeli fighter bombers, in June 1981.

In the mid-seventies, Iraq, by then for some years already under firm control of Saddam Hussein and his Baath party, purchased a 40MW light water nuclear reactor from France. The controversy surrounding the feasibility of making sufficient plutonium for a nuclear weapon using this reactor, in a sufficiently short time, continues to this day. The regime claimed the reactor was for peaceful purposes only, but given the track record of Saddam's Iraq, such a claim was doubtful at best. The regime was perhaps even lured into thinking, by the French engineers, that the Osirak reactor was indeed capable of producing plutonium for a ncuclear weapon.

In any case, since the founding of the Jewish state Iraq had shown itself to be viciously hostile, on several occasions launching its armies against Israel. This had happened as early as 1948. To trust such a state to make inroads in nuclear technology without taking precautions against a nuclear strike would have been foolish. When intense diplomatic efforts to make France and Italy stop its assistance in building the reactor failed, the israeli government decided to bomb the site to rubble.

This was the daring Osirak raid, dubbed 'Operation Opera'. On June 7, 1981, six F-15A's and eight F-16A's took off from Eitzion AFB, crossed Jordanian and Saudi airspace, and destroyed the Osirak reactor. One of the F-16 pilots was Ilan Ramon, who would become Israels first astronaut and who would be tragically killed in the 2003 Columbia disaster.

This is the story of Operation Opera:


Saturday, September 03, 2011


Talking back to the night. A Steve Winwood number from about 500 years ago.

Cute song by Lisa Germano, Small Heads.

Nite. Boy oh boy, what a week again. And so much news going on.


Saturday, August 27, 2011


Wim Mertens is a Belgian/Flemish minimalist composer. I guess I may be boring the Belgians among the audience with the following number, Close Cover, but for foreigners it's a good start to become acquainted with this man's work.

Mertens, which by the way is a very typical Belgian/Flemish name, composed a.o. music for the 1987 Peter Greenaway movie The Belly of an Architect. Never saw that one nor made any effort for it, even though I like its main actor, Brian Dennehy.

Sonic Youth with The Diamond Sea.

From the album Washing Machine (1995).

Goedenacht. Twas a very busy week again.


Sunday, August 21, 2011


Nail on the head by Anne Nolte, M.D. in The New York Post, August 15, 2011:


By Anne Nolte M.D.

"When I hear that New York City has mandated that sexual education be taught in all middle schools and high schools, as a doctor, I can appreciate the motivation behind the mandate. Teen sexual behavior and risk-taking is a serious problem with serious consequences.

But when I see that the content involves a token nod to abstinence and an emphasis on “safer sex” practices, I’m reminded of a saying made popular by Alcoholics Anonymous: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.”

Graphic sex education inside and outside of the schools, which teaches kids about the risks of early sexual behavior and provides detailed information about how to decrease those risks, has been stirring controversy for more than 30 years -- but has little significant effect on outcomes.

If we really cared about protecting our teens, medical professionals, educators, politicians and parents would step back and admit that something is just not working.

I’ll never forget a patient that I cared for during my residency training -- 17 or 18 years old and pregnant for the first time, one of many pregnant teenagers who came to our prenatal clinic.

In the first trimester, we treated her for chlamydia; in the second, for genital warts. In the third trimester, we hospitalized her -- not for pregnancy complications but because she had planned suicide after being notified that the painful blisters on her private parts were incurable genital herpes.

“How could this happen to me?!” she said. “We used a condom almost every time!”

Dealing with pregnant teens and sexually transmitted diseases was part of our daily routine as medical residents. These teens received medical care an average of 15 times throughout their pregnancies.

Most of my fellow residents exerted every effort to educate them about “safer sex” and ensure that they didn’t leave the hospital after delivering their babies without having received a contraceptive shot, pills or condoms. Even so, a staggering number of these girls returned to our prenatal clinic within six months -- pregnant with their second or third child.

Most teenagers that I’ve cared for know about sex, condoms and birth control -- and have ample access to it. They know where to get it, when to use it and what can happen if they don’t. Yet teen pregnancy rates remain unacceptably high; sexually transmitted diseases in some major cities are epidemic.

In medicine, sometimes what is needed is a paradigm shift -- not just small changes but a radical re-evaluation of the problem and the assumptions and presuppositions relating to it.

If we had the courage to look honestly at teen pregnancy, we wouldn’t be satisfied with a mandate that does the equivalent of placing a tiny band-aid on a gushing artery. If we had the courage to admit that we don’t have a solution, we’d be unwilling to spend more money on an old model that has pretty much failed."

Why don't we just call a spade a spade and say out loud that AGAIN we are observing here the umpteenth leftist screwup when it comes to, wait, oh, when it comes to just about ANYTHING, whether it's the economy, foreign policy, or really taking effective measures with regard to the health and well-being of the population at large.

We are too far down the road to save the current generation, the generation before it, and possibly the following. What's needed is an conservative revolution, of which the cornerstone must be the renaissance of the traditional family. Everything else is plain stinking bullshit. No sex before you are eighteen. Sex education only from 16 on. Reconsidering the return of non-mixed high schools - in Europe, plenty of evidence is beginning to emerge that students perform far better when they don't have to keep their hormones in check all day - and if I can believe an elderly teacher's couple, of which the husband taught my physics and chemistry when I was seventeen (and damn good btw) - we may expect in the near future a modest return, in some quarters at least, of unisex classes.

Parents don't have to be prudes like in the old days. There's nothing mysterious about sex. It's as normal as eating, drinking and breathing. Moms and dads shouldn't be afraid to explain to their kids what female and male genitalia look like, what they can be used for, and how they should be used. I know that I won't have the slightest trouble with it when the time comes to educate my own children about it. But like with everything else, there's a right time to start with it, and that time ain't when they are 11.

In Philadelphia they disagree with Outlaw Mike, but they're all idiots in Philadelphia:


"A new campaign by Philadelphia officials to reduce sexually transmitted diseases allows children as young as 11 to receive free condoms via mail order, outraging some parents who believe that's too early to start getting physical.


"Playing it safe just got easier," the website reads. "If you live in Philadelphia and are between the ages of 11 and 19, you can now have condoms mailed directly to you for FREE. Maybe it's difficult for you to stop by one of our sites to pick up condoms. Or maybe you're just shy or feeling weird about picking up condoms."

Jeff Moran, a spokesman for Philadelphia's Department of Health, said the campaign was launched last week. No complaints had been received as of today, he said.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter unveiled the campaign on April 7 as he announced the winning design for the city's custom-labeled condom wrapper.
Recent national data indicates that Philadelphia has one of the highest rates of STDs among comparable cities, with African-Americans and adolescents being disproportionately affected, according to city officials. And a 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 37 percent of sexually active Philadelphia high school students did not use a condom during their last sexual encounter.

The rate of teen pregnancy has dropped by roughly 40 percent during the past 20 years, but approximately 1,100 teenagers still give birth every day, or more than 400,000 annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

While giving away condoms to children as young as 11 might "seem a little young" to Kevin Burns, executive director of Action AIDS, a health clinic in Philadelphia listed on, he said the free condom program is appropriate.

"I think it is," he told "If children are old enough to be having sex, which they are in that age range [ages 11-19], they need to have protection."

Burns said his clinic has assisted patients as young as 13, many of whom contact health care providers via phone. "An 11-year-old is too young to be having sex, but does that mean 11-year-olds are not doing it? No," Burns continued. "Let's start first with why are they becoming sexually active so young and try to educate them about the risks of that." To that end, Burns said abstinence should be part of any pregnancy-prevention campaign.

"Abstinence is one end of the continuum and we certainly want to encourage kids to be abstinent, but for the kids who are not, we want to educate them," he said. "Abstinence is certainly one end of the continuum, but abstinence-only programs don't work."

I am not a mayor like Nutter and I'm not even a spokesman for a Department of Health like Moron, but I'm telling these gentlemen their campaign will only make matters worse. What to do then? Well, it's too late to save 13-year old mothers and 35-year old granddads. It's the root causes that have to be tackled here. The steady gramscian advance of leftist idiocy throughout our institutions, over a period of 80 years, got us here. Blacks should stop voting for Democrats, come to their senses, and embrace sound conservative values. Take my word for it - they will do far better, live meaningful, happier and healthier lives, and be productive citizens.

Nutter is the guy who recently addressed the flash mobs - a phenomenon and evolution that was to be expected - of shaming their own race. Sorry Nutter (and since you are a democrat and an zealous Obama supporter one can truly say 'What's in a (sur)name', but you can't have it both ways. It's the policies and the ideologies of YOUR PARTY that lie at the basis of the flashmobs. Either you turn in your Party card and join the Republicans, preferably the real ones, and you start working on restoring the Black Family. You may be starting to see results just before you die, assuming you will live long enough.

Or you keep doing stupid things like distributing condoms to 11-year olds for free - just one more measure in the demonic toolbox that has reduced Blacks in America to their current sorry status - and you will only be pushing your "own race" deeper in the gutter.

A sound advice from Outlaw Mike, Belgium. Nite.