Saturday, January 13, 2018


First The Wallflowers with One Headlight...

... from the 1996 album Bringing Down the Horse. The Wallflowers were formed in 1989 in LA. Frontman is Jakob Dylan, son of.

Texas with Black Eyed Boy. Album White on Blonde (1997).

Although Sharleen Spiteri often acts as though she is sexy (in her vids anyway), oddly I never ever thought of her that way. Can't put my finger on it why not, exactly.

Nou.... slaap wel allemaal. Die aan deze kant van de bol in elk geval.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018


On DEC 26, 2017, the BAF F-16 detachment took off from their base in Jordan for the last time and flew back to Belgium, a trip which took 6 hours and during which they were refuelled by an Armée de l'Air tanker. During one and a half year, from July 1, 2016 to December 26, 2017, the jets (during the first year 6, from July 2017 4), logged 6,108 flying hours. Like in the previous deployments, the BAF air strikes accounted for 5 per cent of the coalition total. More info here. As before, the Dutch Air Force will now take over.

Before long, another detachment of 4 planes which operated from Amari AFB, Estonia since September 4, will also return home. They had been posted there in the framework of NATO's Enhanced Air Policing Mission. This deployment was the seventh.

The two simultaneous missions, although still very modest, leave open the question of what the Belgian military would be capable of if only it did not have to operate on less than a shoestring budget. There is indeed no department that has had to cut its budget for so long and so profoundly like defense.

As for the venerable F16's successor, another one of the candidates for replacement, Boeing with its F/A-18 Super Hornet, pulled out of the bidding process in April of 2017 already. The Saab Gripen is also out of the question since it cannot be equipped with nuclear weapons. The French government just recently probably overplayed its hand in promising Belgium 20 billion EUR in economic compensations if the BAF would decide for the Dassault Rafale. So basically there are only two serious contenders left: the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Lockheed Martin F-35A. The latter would be the most logical choice since it is truly a 5th generation aircraft, now outgrowing its development difficulties fast, but more importantly, the Dutch already use it (as do the Norwegians) and if the anti-ISIS operations over Syria and Iraq, and before that, the missions in Afghanistan, have shown anything, it's that by using the same aircraft the air forces of the Low Countries can and will develop even more synergies. A final decision is expected in the course of this year. It's about time.


Tuesday, January 09, 2018


Upcoming in the UK at least. Do not miss this marvelous movie review of Darkest Hour by Mark Steyn.

And here's the trailer, featuring an unrecognizable but all the more credible Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill:

After a month of Blitzkrieg Europe was stunned, and Britain ready to do business with Hitler. One man's steadfast refusal to give in prevailed. There's an excellent book out there by John Lukacs, "5 Days in London".

After reading it, you will know how close Europe had come to being a Nazi continent. The entire course of history would have been radically different than it is today - and much more horrifying.

One man stood in the way. Winston Spencer Churchill, Greatest Statesman Of All Times. This is what Elizabeth Nel, née Layton, his personal secretary during the war years, had to say about him:

"[T]hat great man – who could at any time be impatient, kind, irritable, crushing, generous, inspiring, difficult, alarming, amusing, unpredictable, considerate, seemingly impossible to please, charming, demanding, inconsiderate, quick to anger and quick to forgive – was unforgettable. One loved him with a deep devotion. Difficult to work for – yes, mostly; loveable – always; amusing – without fail."



Via DailyCaller:

"A man armed with a machete assaulted an elderly volunteer worker at a homeless shelter in Shelburne, Vt., Friday morning, according to local police.

32-year-old Abukar Ibrahim attacked a 73-year-old Meals on Wheels volunteer while she was delivering food to Harbor Place, which provides temporary emergency housing to those in need. While in the office, the female victim reportedly saw Ibrahim vandalizing her car. When she confronted him and tried to intervene, the man became violent, assaulting her with a machete, according to police.

The woman was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center with multiple injuries, including a “significant leg wound.” She received treatment and was later released.

In the wake of the attack, Ibrahim, who police identified as the assailant, barricaded himself in a room for two and a half hours. He supposedly taunted police officers from inside the room before deciding to come out and surrender. The attacker was sent to the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility on charges of attempted murder."

How long will we keep tolerating these subhumans?


Sunday, January 07, 2018


A sixty year old man died of his wounds after an explosive device he picked up from the street blew up in his face. Another one nearby was wounded. Photo courtesy François Desouche:

Via The Graudian:

“We’re suspecting that it’s a hand grenade of some sort,” Lars Alvarsjo, chief of Stockholm’s southern police district, told the Swedish national broadcaster SVT.

Mr Alvarsjo said Swedish police have “unfortunately” noticed a rise in the use of hand grenades by criminal groups in the Nordic country. The three biggest cities in Sweden – Stockholm, Goteborg and Malmo – have seen several violent gang-related incidents in the past few years. Many of the illegal hand grenades found in Sweden are being imported from former Yugoslav nations, he said.

Yeah right. Violent gang-related incidents. Gangs with Lars, Jens, Per and Agneta on the payroll no doubt.

In 2002, Mona Sahlin, a prominent politician of the Swedish Social Democrats, adressed members of Euroturk, a Turkish youth organization, saying:

"I can not figure out what Swedish culture is. I think that's what makes many Swedes jealous of immigrant groups. You have a culture, an identity, a history, something that brings you together. And what do we have? We have Midsummer's Eve and such silly things.

Thank Gaia and Allah, these days Swedish culture's got now less of these silly things, now there's hand grenades exploding à volonté and gang-related 'incidents'! No reason anymore to be jealous!!!