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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Newt... Looking Better All The Time

This the first, the absolutely first, time in five years of war that Kid Various has ever seen a public official bring this topic up in public.

From Newt Gingrich's comments at Herzliyah Conference last week.

In 1984 I wrote that WMD and terrorism would pose a threat for US national security. If two or three cities are destroyed because of terrorism both the US and Israel's democracy will be eroded and both will become greater dictatorial societies.

Gingrich nails the most important point concerning the War. The Kid has never heard it brought up in a policy context, but he asumes that this must have been understood at higher levels. It is obvious.

The threat is not from terror, itself. The Enemy cannot destroy us, not with a nuclear weapon - not with 10. The threat is from our reaction to it. The Enemy understands that he doesn't not have to conquer us, he will force us to conquer ourselves. If we lose a city to a nuclear strike, that is the end of our existence as a free republic. We will be forced to initiate the rise of a national security state, and in the end, become the monsters that we fight.

This, combined with Newt's continued highlighting of the U.S.'s broken bureaucracy as a main cause of failure in Iraq (another very trenchant, very true observation) is marking him as one of this War's main theoretcians. The Administration would be very wise to heed Newt's advice.

That Chick Got Totally Pwned

It's the internet. It had to happen...

World of Whorecraft. (NSFW)

Dude, that elf chick is HOT!

Climate Change Jumps the Shark

Apparrently, global warming causes terrorism! And it's also responsible for making you fat! Is there anything that reducing CO2 emmissions won't cure?

Global warming could exacerbate the world's rich-poor divide and help to radicalize populations and fan terrorism in the countries worst affected, security and climate experts said on Wednesday.

Wow. Kid Various is glad that we can eliminate terrorism by halting climate change (instead of the messy procedure of eliminating terrorists and the cultures that spawn them...)

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Happy Ashura Charlie Brown!

Useful Idiots Rally A Bust

Regarding the sad display of “useful idiots” in Washington over the weekend, the thing that really pisses Kid Various off is how much attention this non-event got.

When The Kid read the papers the next morning and listened to the coverage on the radio headlines popped out like “Thousands March Against War,” “Anti-War Fervor Fills Streets” and “Massive Anti-War Rally in Capital.”

You know how many people were at that rally in DC? Somewhere over 10,000.

They may sound like a lot. But in comparison to other demonstrations commonly held down on the Mall, pro-abortion, anti-abortion, civil rights, etc – it’s paltry. Those rallies routinely get hundreds of thousands of people.

This pathetic amalgam of socialist/anarchist “revolutionaries” and 60’s throwbacks* have been organizing this event for over a month. So over a month of squeezing their supposed nationwide network to turn out the hordes of citizens angry about the Iraq campaign produced what? 10,000 people.

"Dude, why did you invite your Mom???"

Even the organizers conceded they were hoping for 100,000 (and it’s always in the organizers interests to lowball expectations.)

This rally was a BUST.

But does this get reported in the media? Do these people get exposed for the non-representative frauds that they are?

No. Of course not. They feted by the elite media as if they were somehow significant because the majority of people that make up the media want this to be a story. And so the narrative gets reinforced. “The people are against the War!”

* the word “dinosaur” has been used, but as anyone with an understanding of evolution knows, the dinosaurs were a highly successful and adaptable group of species, not like these idiots…

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


Why was Saddam's body given over to his supporters so that they could make his grave a fucking pilgrimage site???

Thousands of mourners flocked to Awja, where Mr. Hussein’s body has lain in a reception hall. The body, in a plain wood coffin draped in an Iraqi flag, has become a point of pilgrimage for loyalists. Many of those reaching Awja have wept as they filed past the coffin, shouting slogans of fealty of the kind that were universal in Iraq when Mr. Hussein was the country’s dictator.

After Nuremberg, the convicted were hanged, cremated, and their ashes dumped in the Isar river, just to avoid precisely this situation!

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