Monday, June 30, 2008

Superb article by David Warren

On the Canadian "Human Rights Commissions" and their little show trials.
Yemen: Pedophile Nation

Highlights from a recent NYT article:

One morning last month, Arwa Abdu Muhammad Ali walked out of her husband’s house here and ran to a local hospital, where she complained that he had been beating and sexually abusing her for eight months.

That alone would be surprising in Yemen, a deeply conservative Arab society where family disputes tend to be solved privately. What made it even more unusual was that Arwa was 9 years old.

Within days, Arwa — a tiny, delicate-featured girl — had become a celebrity in Yemen, where child marriage is common but has rarely been exposed in public. She was the second child bride to come forward in less than a month; in April, a 10-year-old named Nujood Ali had gone by herself to a courthouse to demand a divorce, generating a landmark legal case.


The average age of marriage in Yemen’s rural areas is 12 to 13, a recent study by Sana University researchers found.


Hard-line Islamic conservatives, whose influence has grown enormously in the past two decades, defend it, pointing to the Prophet Muhammad’s marriage to a 9-year-old. Child marriage is deeply rooted in local custom here, and even enshrined in an old tribal expression: “Give me a girl of 8, and I can give you a guarantee” for a good marriage.


The trouble started on the first night, when her 30-year-old husband, Faez Ali Thamer, took off her clothes as soon as the light was out. She ran crying from the room, but he caught her, brought her back and forced himself on her. Later, he beat her as well.

Lovely people.

Incidentally, Osama bin Laden's father was a Yemeni. He married somewhere between eleven and twenty-two different women, fathered over fifty children, and had as many as four wives at once. Also, he died in a plane crash. (The more you know...)
Interesting article by Paul Craig Roberts

Old, but still relevant.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

George Will

A good column on crime, race, and politics.

Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin

Dead at 71.
Why are crime rates rising again?

Could it be ... liberal social experiments?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Gore Vidal

A real class act:

And what about Mr. McCain? "Disaster. Who started this rumor that he was a war hero? Where does that come from, aside from himself? About his suffering in the prison war camp?"

Everyone knows he was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. "That’s what he tells us."


How did you feel when you heard that Buckley died this year? "I thought hell is bound to be a livelier place, as he joins forever those whom he served in life, applauding their prejudices and fanning their hatred."

What a swell guy!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Election Time In Zimbabwe

I wish our elections could be this much fun!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Is the NBA...


Monday, June 09, 2008

Albinos Hunted In Sub-Saharan Africa


Mluge is an albino, and in Tanzania now there is a price for his pinkish skin.

"I feel like I am being hunted," he said.

Discrimination against albinos is a serious problem throughout sub-Saharan Africa, but recently in Tanzania it has taken a wicked twist: At least 19 albinos, including children, have been killed and mutilated in the past year, victims of what Tanzanian officials say is a growing criminal trade in albino body parts.

Many people in Tanzania - and across Africa, for that matter - believe albinos have magical powers. They stand out, often the lone white face in a black crowd, a result of a genetic condition that impairs normal skin pigmentation and affects about 1 in 3,000 people here. Tanzanian officials say witch doctors are now marketing albino skin, bones and hair as ingredients in potions that are promised to make people rich.

What century are we in again?
Typical Obama Voter?

This is sort of offensive, but kind of hilarious, too.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

The People Agree

The MSM is in the tank for Obama.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Third World California

This is just disgusting:

A rare form of tuberculosis caused by illegal, unpasteurized dairy products, including the popular queso fresco cheese, is rising among Hispanic immigrants in Southern California and raising fears about a resurgence of a strain all but eradicated in the U.S.

Cases of the Mycobacterium bovis strain of TB have increased in San Diego county, particularly among children who drink or eat dairy foods made from the milk of infected cattle, a study in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases shows.

But the germ can infect anyone who eats contaminated fresh cheeses sold by street vendors, smuggled across the Mexican border or produced by families who try to make a living selling so-called “bathtub cheese” made in home tubs and backyard troughs.


M. bovis TB is a disease of antiquity,” said Timothy Rodwell, a researcher who led the study published by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “It is important that it not be allowed to re-emerge as a cause of TB in this country.”


[T]he M. bovis bug is resistant to front-line drug therapy and adults who contract it are more than twice as likely as those with traditional TB to die before treatment is complete.

Why in the hell are these people eating unpasteurized cheese made in a bathtub, or worse yet, a backyard trough?

ProTip: You aren't in Mexico anymore. We have grocery stores here in America. They sell cheese there that won't kill you. You should try it sometime.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Clint Eastwood on Spike Lee

"A guy like him should shut his face."
George Will

On gas prices, ANWR, and the hypocrisy of Democrats.
Mark Hemingway...

...authors a great column on the show trial of Mark Steyn in Canada.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Defining Deviancy Down

Radical homosexual activist Frank Kameny "comes out" in support of bestiality.

Some sample quotes:

"Let us have more and better enjoyment of more and better sexual perversions, by whatever definition, by more and more consenting adults. We will all be the better off thereby. And that will be Americanism in action..."

"Bestiality is not my thing ... But it seems to be a harmless foible or idiosyncrasy of some people. So, as long as the animal doesn't mind (and the animal rarely does), I don't mind, and I don't see why anyone else should."

"Anyone who does not choose to view some particular pornography has an absolute right not to view it. But there is NO valid right for such people even to attempt to limit or prevent its acquisition and viewing by those who do choose to view it. Such attempts represent moral fascism, the American Taliban, and Christianofascism in action. They must be resisted to the uttermost. That is the view of the National Consumers Association for the Advancement and Protection of Pornography, Inc., of which I am the founder and president."

N.B. - Kameny is the guy who successfully pressured the APA into removing homosexuality from the list of officially-recognized paraphilias.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Hugo Chávez Frías

Turns totalitarian.
Good news in Afghanistan

From the NYT: U.S. Reports Gains Against Taliban Fighters

Monday, June 02, 2008

Robert Samuelson

On "Cap-And-Tax."