Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Mark Steyn writes: My favorite headline of the year so far comes from The Daily Mail in Britain: "Government Renames Islamic Terrorism As 'Anti-Islamic Activity' To Woo Muslims."
Her Majesty's Government is not alone in feeling it's not always helpful to link Islam and the, ah, various unpleasantnesses with suicide bombers and whatnot. Even in his cowboy Crusader heyday, President Bush liked to cool down the crowd with a lot of religion-of-peace stuff. But the British have now decided that kind of mealy-mouthed "respect" is no longer sufficient. So, henceforth, any terrorism perpetrated by persons of an Islamic persuasion will be designated "anti-Islamic activity." Britain's Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, unveiled the new brand name in a speech a few days ago. "There is nothing Islamic about the wish to terrorize, nothing Islamic about plotting murder, pain and grief," she told her audience. "Indeed, if anything, these actions are anti-Islamic."
Geez. So when radical Islamic extremists murder people it is "anti-Islamic activity" because that's not how a good Muslim acts... OK... I stupidly thought it was "anti-Western, anti-Christian, anti-freedom activity."
Silly me. Not to worry... They're just hurting themselves when they blow us up.
Great Britain is lost.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Florida's Primary arrives on Tuesday. It looks to be a contest between John McCain and Mitt Romney... And the winner will most likely carry momentum into Super Tuesday on February 5th. It's a classic race between a liberal and a conservative.
But Romney may lose to McCain in Florida because he has to split the conservative vote with Mike Huckabee.
There are many conservative Christians who express an odd kind of loyalty to this former Baptist minister... As if they are somehow spiritually obligated to do the "right thing" and vote for Huckabee... The Christian.
But the way I see it... If Huckabee's former vocation was an issue, he would still be a humble Baptist pastor - not an ambitious politician.
Romney is the only conservative left in the race... Hopefully he will still be in it after Florida and Super Tuesday. It would be a shame if Huckabee's dubious appeal ended up "sticking us" with McCain.
I still, on occasion, work with the child's grandmother.
Recently she slipped me the current school picture... Of this unplanned... Unwanted child.
Such blessings should never be whisked away...
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Juan Hernandez calls illegals the New American Pioneers. Conservatives need to send John and Juan packing.
Friday, January 25, 2008
No pictures of myself when I had more hair.No senior pictures.
I will post only attractive pictures of my sister.
And I will respect my older brother's dignity.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
FNC's Special Report with Brit Hume on Monday picked up on the late 2007 Sacred Heart University poll, highlighted Monday morning on NewsBusters, which found that by three-to-one Americans see a media slant to the left over the right while Fox News Channel led as the “most trusted” news source. In the “Grapevine” segment, fill-in anchor Bret Baier recited how the survey determined “45.4 percent of the respondents think journalists and broadcasters are mostly or somewhat liberal. Just 15.7 percent think they are conservative.”
Conservative!? So just how far Left do you have to be to think that the Mainstream Media is Conservative? Is 15.7 per cent of America walking around dressed like Chairman Mao, studying Karl Marx, and planning pilgrimages to Havana?
Monday, January 21, 2008
The entire staff at Malott's Blog would like to wish our venerable old leader the happiest of birthdays. He bought himself a new computer with a 22 inch "wide screen" monitor, and has been holed up in his office with the door locked ever since... But when we bring him his broth and crust of bread, he yells for us to "leave it" and leave him alone. Such is his mood on his birthdays. The next morning the bowl and plate are empty outside his door, so we know he is eating. We hope he is bathing.
We know that one day there will be no reply from his office... And we'll enter to find him sitting in the corner, mumbling cliches, and drooling on his shirt. But until then, Mr Malott... Vive valeque... As best you can.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Just finished watching Out of Africa for the umpteenth time, and as always, I'm left longing for something I'll never see.
The industrial age blessed us in so many ways... But like Unions - and my sense of humor - it went too far.
The biggest change in our culture since the 19th century has to be the disappearance of the once iconic honor, and the loss of contemplation. We are so busy and so entertained that we have lost our vocabulary, conversational skills, our depth, and most of our cultural charm... And our children will have even less of these treasures.
Godless, graceless, and vulgar is no way to venture through life... Even our humor is no longer mirth, but a soured and decayed kind of cynicism.
Early 20th Century colonial Africa... Was 19th Century Europe in many ways... At least for the Europeans there. If you haven't seen the movie... And can stomach Streep and Redford... You have the opportunity to be transported back to another age with a different pace and values... For two hours.
You won't want to come back.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
TIGERVILLE, S.C. — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee yesterday continued to move to the right on immigration during this year's presidential campaign, signing a pledge to enforce immigration laws and to make all illegal aliens go home.
Yes, Mike "All God's Children" Huckabee has had a change of heart. He has seen the light... And the light is persuading Mike to round up some of "God's Children" and send them packing.
If shooting a few of "God's Children" would get him the nomination... Mike might be up for that, too.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Slate calls the GOP race "muddled." CBS News says it's now cloudy. MSNBC says Romney's showing "points to a Republican party that is adrift."
I think it points to a candidate that can win in November... And that's the problem the mainstream media has with it.
The Liberals prefer McCain and Huckabee because they are likely losers... And if they can pee on Romney's parade... They will.
Monday, January 14, 2008
I have a confession to make.
Last night while the TV was on and I was distracted by my computer, a television show on Showtime crept into my evening and captured my attention... Totally.
The L Word is a television soap opera about Lesbians. It's well written and stars Jennifer Beals of Flashdance fame, and the deaf as a doornail, Mary Matlin... And others I didn't recognize. And Cybill Shepherd was guest starring last night.
The message is this: Sex between women is safe, stylish, fun, and normal... And if nothing comes of it you can always go back to men... No big deal. The characters are pretty, witty, and very clever... Very attractive personally... And the sex is portrayed tastefully with fulfilling outcomes, both emotionally and physically.
So let the lonely, friendless, and confused little girls begin their experimentation... After all, wouldn't it be wonderful to be like these women and have such wonderful friendships and accepting relationships? The United States Army should hire the writers, directors, and producers for their recruitment films and commercials.
The clever dialogue and the nudity will appeal to men... So it corrupts both the sexes. Interestingly, I saw none of those ugly, surgically-created things that trashy women think men like... Everyone was natural looking... both the nubile and the mature... I credit this to the feminist influence.
We are at war. The enemy is very good at what it does... And it spares not the weakest and the young.
And I have just two more months of the premium channels. Good.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Maybe if he did a Rap Campaign Ad... Maybe then I'd feel differently. Have you noticed how he insists on trying to sound white? As a white man I find that very offensive. He has no idea what it's like growing up white and male in this country. The pressure... The button-down collars... The mayonnaise... The Carpenters! Does he think the use of a little "suburban slang" is going to fool us into thinking he understands the pain of growing up in a two-parent home?
I feel played and manipulated when he talks so white.
He even dresses white. I'd like him to arrive at the next debate in some urban baggies and a pullover hoody... He should dress like Snoop Dog... Not Perry Como.
Anyway, he'd better straighten up or he'll be voted off in the next round. I'm pretty sure Paula is on his side, but I think Simon and Randy will to give him the boot.
Oh... Wait... I'm confusing the Democrat Primary with a certain TV show.
If the current sound-bite-fest and popularity contest should ever turn into a serious debate... If Obama ever gives up the flowery double talk and speaks to the issues... Says anything distinguishable at all, for that matter... I'll write about that. But since this Leftist is currently being given a pass... A racially motivated and fear induced excuse from all scrutiny... Don't hold your breath.
Yes, everyone in the mainstream media is afraid of acquiring the "racist label"... I refer you to Donna Brazile's comments over Bill Clinton's remarks about Obama. If Bill Clinton can be heir to a racial scolding... Think what your average TV journalist is up against.
But some day - even at the risk of being labelled a racist - some brave journalist will attest to the obvious: Obama has no experience governing... No record of accomplishments... No specifics, ideas, or details... No business being nominated to the world's highest office.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thank you, Mr Coulter... You gave us Ann.
In her recent article about the passing of her dad, she ends by saying this about the former FBI agent:
Now Daddy is with Joe McCarthy and Ronald Reagan. I hope they stop laughing about the Reds long enough to talk to God about smiting some liberals for me.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
LEWISTON (NEWS CENTER) -- Members of the Somali community in Lewiston say a poster put up in front of a local Somali owned store is an insult to their religion.
The poster depicts a vicious "lost" dog named Mohammed. That's the name of the Muslim prophet. It says that the dog is not good with children and can't be trusted.
Hussein Ahmed, the owner of the store, says the phone number on the poster is fake and that the only place it was put up was right near his business.
"This is really a religious statement," said Hussein Ahmed, "that is an attack on our religion which we don't feel comfortable with. We see this as a very bad insulting situation."
Let the rioting, destruction, and carnage begin.
No wait... No one riots in Maine. It just isn't done. Even the Somali Muslims in Maine are a rather sophisticated, aloof, and urbane lot. For instance, Honor killings there are passe' - always the very last resort for humiliated relatives... And would be considered an unenlightened exercise in bad taste under most circumstances.
Maybe Hussein felt somehow obligated to alert the media... As one might feel moved to pass on a humorous or amusing anecdote... And his words were twisted by the press.
Still, it's odd what passes for news these days. Pranks = Hate Crimes... I suppose.
Saturday, January 05, 2008
I can quantitate the alcohol in the bloodstream, I can. I can give the E.R. physician the acetaminophen level to determine if we can expect the liver enzymes to proceed through the roof... Heralding the onset of a nasty, slow death. The other drugs are even easier... Just a few drops of urine and a test kit.
Self-inflicted gunshot wounds (reserved for those who wish to demonstrate that they're really serious about this!) rarely involve me, but I can crossmatch a few units of blood if needed.
But I can't get my mind around how the richest, most pampered and entertained culture in the history of the world can produce otherwise healthy individuals that choose to end their lives... (And some of them are health food nuts). Obviously the will to live is not directly proportional to the ease with which one sustains a comfortable and distracted existence.
And there are always other options... Aren't there?
Maybe it's like in the movie "Arthur"... When Arthur's grandmother, played by Geraldine Fitzgerald, tells her fabulously wealthy grandson that he can't survive being poor... Because he doesn't know how.
And when your life is all about... your life... Then it becomes worthless and disposable when times are poor? And poor is defined here as that moment in which our roll, the illusion in which we couch our self-obsession, becomes a nightmare and blows up in our face? ...An interesting predicament that would no doubt leave Thailand villagers - making a buck-fifty a month - with furrowed brows and mouths agape.
Ah, the Holidays.