Friday, February 17, 2006

Not a Surprise Really

Silly Quiz: What Science Fiction Crew would you best fit in with...?

You scored as Serenity (from Firefly). You like to live your own way and do not enjoy when anyone but a friend tries to tell you that you should do different. Now if only the Reavers would quit trying to skin you.

Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? v1.0
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Or "Gevoelig" in Dutch. Here's to one brave - and perceptive - cartoonist from the Netherlands.

H/T Michelle Malkin

Monday, February 13, 2006


Two counter protesters face the Saracen Hordes in Paris! A French-American and Danish-American put their lives on the line for freedom of speech.

"Sons of adultery!" "Hey, you two sons of the whore!" Uniformed policemen join us and start rushing us, more and more quickly down the street (I don't want to run, I tell them), with a growing crowd quickening their steps. A police van's door opens. "Go! Go!" shouts a policeman to the driver, "Foncez!" as sirens wail and the van rushes ahead.

"Are you out of your minds?!" ask the two officers. "Do you know how many of them there were?!" "Somebody's got to stand up for free speech", replies the French protestor. After staying with us for 20-something minutes, they let us out. (As a departing farewell, I say, "You know, right before you came, we almost had them surrounded.")
That took no small amount of guts. And 10 out of 10 for style - "... we almost had them surrounded." Beautiful.

If these two men had been torn limb from limb by the crowd, I'm sure many in the Progressive camp would say it was their fault for provoking the Muslim protestors.

As a thought experiment, imagine if you will two black men peacefully counter demonstrating at a Neo Nazi march. Imagine that they are subsequently lynched by skinheads.

In your wildest imagination can you see anyone blaming our two theoretical black heroes for their treatment at the hands of white supremacist scum? Nor can I.

Let's give it up for the soft bigotry of low expectations that drives so much of what passes for thinking in the progressive world view.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Violence, Cowardice and the Metrosexual Castrati

I've added a couple of links to my Blogroll - ShrinkWrapped and Neo-Neocon. Both were born and raised in New York City. ShrinkWraped is a practicing Psychoanalyst. Neo is a therapist.

I find both balanced, thoughtful and very smart. And it doesn't hurt that both have taken similar journies as yours truly from Left to Right - at least on defense issues.

ShrinkWrapped has a great piece today that dovetails with my last piece on media cowardice.

The West is now reaping the benefits of disarming our young men, physically and mentally; now only barbarians have weapons and are willing to use them. There are plenty of barbarians ready to fight over a "diss" over a Cartoon or an accidental bump on the sidewalk; there are fewer "Real men" who are ready and able to fight for those things they believe in, in Europe and New York.

It was always easy for the liberal cognoscenti to applaud their own faux-courage in opposing freedom from barbarians for enslaved Iraqis; now they must either surrender their own freedom to the hyper-sensitivity of the barbarians or support the Men they have decried to protect them from the barbarians.

One day a couple of years ago, I was picking up my oldest son from some activity at Valley High School. Over the front entrance to the school was a banner with these words:

Violence is never the answer.
Poppycock. Balderdash. Stuff and nonsense.

A man - a good man who cares for his family, his country, the weak, the helpless and his culture knows that there are times when violence is the only answer.
What We Give Up for Love

Rekha Basu has a very nice column up about what she had to give up when she got married to Rob. You'll be surprised at what she let go... and moved by the end.