Saturday, October 13, 2012


First Cheap Trick with Surrender.

Rockband from Rockford, Illinois. Have been around nonstop since 73. Surrender, their first hit in the States, is from the 1978 album Heaven Tonight.

The Church with Under the Milky Way tonight.

Aussie band from Sydney. Under... was their high water mark, a 1988 hit from the album Starfish.




Mark Steyn in the Orange County Register on the appalling whitewashing by the Obama campaign of the US government's handling of the Libya consulate massacre. As per usual, spot on:

"To "politicize" means "to give a political character to." It is a reductive term, capturing the peculiarly shrunken horizons of politics: "Gee, they nuked Israel. D'you think that will hurt us in Florida?" So media outlets fret that Benghazi could be "bad" for Obama – by which they mean he might be hitting the six-figure lecture circuit four years ahead of schedule. But for Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, it's real bad. They're dead, over, gonesville. Given that Obama and Secretary Clinton refer to Stevens pneumatically as "Chris," as if they've known him since third grade, why would they dishonor the sacrifice of their close personal friend by peddling an utterly false narrative as to why he died? You want "politicization"? Secretary Clinton linked the YouTube video to the murder of her colleagues even as the four caskets lay alongside her at Andrews Air Force Base – even though she had known for days that it had nothing to do with it. It's weird enough that politicians now give campaign speeches to returning coffins. But to conscript your "friend's" corpse as a straight man for some third-rate electoral opportunism is surely as shriveled and worthless as "politicization" gets.

In the vice-presidential debate, asked why the White House spent weeks falsely blaming it on the video, Joe Biden took time off between big toothy smirks to reply: "Because that was exactly what we were told by the intelligence community." That, too, is false. He also denied that the government of which he is nominally second-in-command had ever received a request for additional security. At the risk of "politicizing" things, this statement would appear also to be untrue.

Instead, the State Department outsourced security for the Benghazi consulate to Blue Mountain, a Welsh firm that hires ex-British and Commonwealth Special Forces, among the toughest hombres on the planet. The company's very name comes from the poem "The Golden Journey To Samarkand," whose words famously adorn the regimental headquarters of Britain's Special Air Service in Hereford. Unfortunately, the one-year contract for consulate security was only $387,413 – or less than the cost of deploying a single U.S. soldier overseas. On that budget, you can't really afford to fly in a lot of crack SAS killing machines, and have to make do with the neighborhood talent pool. So who's available? Blue Mountain hired five members of the Benghazi branch of the February 17th Martyrs' Brigade and equipped them with handcuffs and batons. A baton is very useful when someone is firing an RPG at you, at least if you play a little baseball. There were supposed to be four men heavily armed with handcuffs on duty that night, but, the date of Sept. 11 having no particular significance in the Muslim world, only two guards were actually on shift.

Let's pause right there, and "politicize" a little more. Liberals are always going on about the evils of "outsourcing" and "offshoring" – selfish vulture capitalists like Mitt Romney shipping jobs to cheap labor overseas just to save a few bucks. How unpatriotic can you get! So now the United States government is outsourcing embassy security to cheap Welshmen who, in turn, outsource it to cheaper Libyans. Diplomatic facilities are U.S. sovereign territory – no different de jure from Fifth Avenue or Mount Rushmore. So defending them is one of the core responsibilities of the state. But that's the funny thing about Big Government: the bigger it gets, the more of life it swallows up, the worse it gets at those very few things it's supposed to be doing. So, on the first anniversary of 9/11 in a post-revolutionary city in which Western diplomats had been steadily targeted over the previous six months, the government of the supposedly most powerful nation on Earth entrusted its security to Abdulaziz Majbari, 29, and his pal, who report to some bloke back in Carmarthen, Wales.


In the days before the attack, Joe Biden had been peddling his Obama campaign slogan that: "Bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive." The first successful terrorist attack on U.S. sovereign territory since 9/11, and on the very anniversary and by al-Qaida-linked killers, was not helpful to the Obama team. And so the nature of the event had to be "politicized": Look, over there – an Islamophobic movie! "Greater love hath no man than this," quoth the President at Chris Stevens' coffin, "that a man lay down his life for his friends." Smaller love hath no man than Obama's, than to lay down his "friend" for a couple of points in Ohio."


Thursday, October 11, 2012


In Belgium, that is.

OK, first the news THAT WE GET.

De Stavda, erm, De Standaard, premium - cough - Belgian newspaper, thinks we ought to know that the mother of Glen Doherty, ex- SEAL and one of the three staffers to the late US ambassador to Libya who were also murdered, vehemently opposed to Romney's use of her son's name in his campaign against Obama: 'He should not use my son's death in his political agenda. It's wrong to use these young brave men to discredit Obama'.

Personally, if I were in the woman's case, I'd be more offended by someone calling my son's death a bump in the road than by someone using his name, but OK, fair enough. The title of De Standaard's column reads: 'Mother of killed soldier criticizes Romney':


And now the news that we DO NOT GET.


From CNN's Anderson Cooper, no less (although of all the mainstream US Media, I have to admit that CNN's the least worst, at least that's my impression.)

Uh, hello, De Standaard??

So let me get this straight. Of the four Americans who were murdered in that fateful attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya: Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, we've got almost simultaneously testimonies from the mothers of two of them, namely FS Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and private security employee and former US Navy SEAL Glen Doherty. Smith's mother criticizes Obama, Doherty's mother criticizes Romney.

What coverage do Belgians get?

To ask the question is to answer it.

To finish, let's listen to Bill Whittle, where we can learn a thing or two on liberal bias:

De Standaard is bewitched, too.


Monday, October 08, 2012


From the 'I have seen that movie about a million times' Department. Wannabe Town Select(wo)man Meyrem Almaci, of Turkish origin, HAS FOUND THE SOLUTION for the endemic poverty among Antwerp's muslims, mainly Moroccans and Turks. Why, more taxpayer money of course!!!

As her ilk befits, Madam Almaci is a member of the Greens. They are either that or Red, with a few exceptions among (soi disant) liberals and (so-called) christian democrats.



There's municipal elections in Belgium on October 14, and they are seen as a test whether the traditional parties will be able to wither the expected major success of the new Flemish nationalist party, the N-VA. N-VA, which stands for Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie, or New Flemish Alliance, has over the past few years seen a remarkable rise in popularity. Its numbers have swollen, on the one hand, as a result of Flemish nationalist voters leaving the Vlaams Belang (VB), which may be explained by fatigue of voting for a party that is simply denied any possibility of ever taking up a ruling mandate (because of the 'cordon sanitaire'). On the other hand, it is clear that N-VA has attracted many people from other parties, for which the charisma of its leader, Bart Dewever, may be responsible (Needless to say, Outlaw Mike remains a staunch Vlaams Belang member).

Anyway, the upcoming elections may become interesting, for essentially they will feature a clash between welfare producers and welfare consumers. I don't like N-VA because in my opinion it let go by a terrific chance of forming a very powerful cartel with the VB. Also, N-VA does not oppose islamization, it even does not seem to register on their radar. Be that as it may... we can say that N-VA is the principal electoral spearpoint of those in Flanders which produce all the wealth - active whites not in a government job... and that the Greens and the socialists are the voice of the principal recipients of this wealth. Immigration has become such a powerful torrent that the electoral losses among whites for SP.a (socialists) and Groen( (the Greens) have been more than made up by the newcomers, who vote overwhelmingly for the do-gooders. Let us now listen to Madam Almaci, of Turkish stock, in a speech given during a meeting of the Greens in Antwerp last weekend. Almaci addresses Poverty In Antwerp:

'They are overtaken by the facts. Youth unemployment is 30 per cent higher than in 2007. For those over 55 the numbers are even worse. There unemployment rose with 44 per cent. And it does not stop there. Forced removal from their homes: up thirty per cent. Another good indicator: the number of people enjoying a preferential treatment in health insurance has risen with 47 per cent since 2007. These are people flirting with poverty. A quarter of children in Antwerp lives in poverty. A quarter! That must become priority number one in the next legislature.'

'The word poverty does not appear in the current legislature's governing accord. This is simply not done. The rows at the Food Distribution Agencies in Antwerp are getting longer and longer. Among Maghrebians [Moroccans, Algerians and Tunisiand - MFBB] half is living in poverty, among Turks it's a third.'

'So we urgently need a City Plan for Fighting Poverty, that is also part of the governing accord. If we are in the majority, it's gonna be a breaking point. The Green Party therefore aims explicitly for the post of Town Selectman for Social Affairs.'

'This portfolio must include convincing financial prowess. Year after year the OCMW (Public Centres for Societal Wellbeing) is plugging the holes of the year before. In 2013 a part of the budget will therefore go to the year 2012. We need at least 20 million EUR to really make a difference here.'

'Every euro you now spend in fighting children's poverty will yield a return in the long term. With it, you help to prevent generational poverty, and in this manner those youths will have less health problems and better schooling trajectories. And then we keep silent about the terrible stigma that poverty brings with it: this weighs enormously on people.'

Yes, we the whites, the Welfare Producers, are overtaken by the facts. Poverty in Antwerp is STEEPLY ON THE RISE, ESPECIALLY among 'maghrebians and Turks'.

A few facts may escape Ms. Almaci's attention.

1.) Last time I checked, around 2008 or so, Antwerp was losing 4,000 (white) authochtons a year, while 'gaining' 5,000 Third Worlders. Like it or not, they arrive poor, and they've been rushing in Antwerp (and the rest of the country) BECAUSE OF LEGISLATION tailor-made by Reds and Greens, with enthusiastic help from the other 'democratic' parties.

So OF COURSE, if you pump in dirt poor asylum seekers, not speaking the language, lacking the most essential skills to be of any help in companies, schools, institutions, public services or whatever, and those cultural enrichers CHASE OUT hardworking authochtons, prosperity goes down, poverty goes UP!!!

2.) All of that could be overcome... if only the newcomers' culture made it possible. Immigration in Antwerp however, like in the rest of the country, is mainly from muslim countries. Now, in the overwhelming majority of these households THE WOMAN IS NOT ALLOWED TO BE A WAGE EARNER.... What they are allowed to do is produce babies though. It follows that massive swaths of the muslim population in Antwerp can be characterized by One Earner families, with the father more often than not having a low-skilled, low paying job, and the wife sitting at home, 'raising' four, five or six children. Of those children, the boys quickly venture out on the streets, massively flunking school, and even when in class, rejecting being taught by female teachers. Not only have muslim children lower IQ's to begin with, but taking aforementioned factors in account, it should come as no surprise that dropout rates among Moroccan and Turkish children are catastrophic.

Very simply put, rising poverty in Antwerp is mostly due to a totally unhinged immigration policy (planned at the federal level) which, to add insult to injury, has picked the most unwanted culture to import. An alarming demographic with small two-earner families with relatively well brought up, well-performing children being replaced by large families, with one earner supplying a family with four or five underperforming children, is the result. These families, more numerous every year, are the main recipients of welfare checks and they literally DEVOUR the OCMW's budget. Along comes Meyrem Almaci, and she notices (surprise!) that Antwerp families are becoming poorer and poorer!!!!!

Poverty is there because, well, it's there because it's there, and naturally discrimniation and RACISM have helped (a lot, presumably), and we can't solve it because we have to plug the budget holes of the year before (even if prominent Santa Clauses like Monica Deconick, Belgium's own Jamie Gorelick, raise the eyebrows on the colossal amounts spent every year on welfare). So ALL THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN is in one smack throw another twenty million euros down the drain to plug said holes and after that we can do as if they never existed and resume the following year with nothing but just needy Maghrebians and Turks to spend an entire year's budget on. Young Ahmed, Mohammed, Mehmet and Abdelkader, now lying sick in bed if they are not torching cars in Borgerhout because of Sam Bacile, will get liberal doses of Aspegic and Augmentin, get suddenly well, and rush to school, where they eagerly learn from Juf Katrien that Voltage equals Current multiplied with Resistance, that Man comes from Ape, and that the nazis really murdered six million jews.

It's really that simple.

Madam Almaci.... you can.... go royally FUCK YOURSELF.