Friday, December 03, 2004

Schadenfreude Overload (Part 6)

Somebody's pokin' fun at the Sorry Everybody crowd

I suspect that it was too subtle for the site administrators to notice.

Schadenfreude Overload (Part 5)

Looks like somebody's starting to question that whole gun control thing. Heh heh.

Schadenfreude Overload (Part 4)

Nice Orwell quote. I've got another one for you: "The terrorists attacked you because you tried to stop them."
OK, Orwell didn't actually say that, but he could have.

Tasty Art

From Best of the Web, a story about a man in England who eats a fox as performance art. The folks at Reuters seem absolutely appalled by the idea.
Forget the soiled bedsheets and pickled animals, British art has taken another outrageous turn in an example of the unspeakable swallowing the uneatable.
Considering some of the truly disgusting things that people do in the name of art, I don't find it outrageous that somebody actually ate an animal. Granted, a fox wouldn't be at the top of my list but people routinely eat much wierder things.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Schadenfreude Overload (Part 3)

This guy has a pretty interesting point.

Do all of the Sorry Everybody people actually think that the rest of the world would be perfectly happy with John Kerry? They would have been happy for a few months that he wasn't Bush. But if he had done even half of the things that he promised to do during the campaign, they would have hated him too. This was never a choice between the world loving us or hating us. Just a choice between them hating us some or hating us more.

Schadenfreude Overload (Part 2)

Stop watching TV and drink more beer. I like that idea, but wonder how that is supposed to make for a better informed voter.

A terrorist only a liberal could love

Real Clear Politics links to an article in the New York Observer by Nicholas von Hoffman with the provocative title "Democrats Must Oppose Bush’s Imperial Conquests". You can usually count on Real Clear Politics to point out interesting and factual articles, relevant to the times. I have no idea how this one got through their screen. Perhaps it caught their eye because it starts off well, observing that a major reason that Kerry lost the last election was because he failed to elucidate a coherent foreign policy. But then the article slips in this little bit of disinformation.
By newspaper accounts, the most popular Palestinian politician is not a member of the geezer-ocracy but Marwan Barghouti, a 42-year-old dynamo residing in one of the places Israel keeps for misbehaving Arabs. A Democratic foreign policy might have as one of its planks a demand that Mr. Barghouti be released from jail so he can run for office. If elected, the Israelis will not find him easy to negotiate with, but better a politician who has a popular mandate than a couple of old guys who will sign any piece of paper the Israelis stick in front of them but will not be able to deliver their people.
Oh dear, where to begin. Let's see, Barghouti is supposedly "a 42-year-old dynamo residing in one of the places Israel keeps for misbehaving Arabs." Gosh that sounds awful. What is Barghouti in for, publishing an anti Israeli blog? Well actually it turns out that Barghouti is the founder of a terrorist group, the ominously named "Al Aqsa Martyr Brigades". He was convicted of directing terrorist attacks on innocent civilians. This is the man that Mr. von Hoffman wants Israel to release.
Why should they release him? Because he can deliver the people. OK, fine. But you have to ask yourself, why is Barghouti so popular with the people? He came into power during the first Intifada when he was arrested and exiled for exhorting Palestinians to violence. He increased his popularity in the second Intifada as a military commander and founder of the terrorist brigades. He is famous for killing Israelis. He is popular because he kills Israelis. The only people that he can deliver are those who want him to kill more Israelis.

If that's the sort of leader you want for the Palestinians, than peace is the last thing on your mind.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Schadenfreude Overload (Part 1)

It would have been enough for me that Bush won, but seeing the abject misery that his victory has brought to the moonbat left is a welcome bonus. I'm not the kind of person to gloat (seriously) but when they go out and start posting self parodies like and sometimes it's just too much to bear. It's like driving past a car wreck. You know that you should look away but somehow you just can't.

And then there's the arrogance of many of the posters. When I see pictures like this I feel a little bit less guilty about my schadenfreude.

200 years of theft, rape and murder. Hmm, one wonders if this guy has ever heard anything about the conduct of Belgian forces in Africa.

A Vexing Imigration Issue

Via Best of the Web, finally someone in Canada has the nerve to ask some hard questions:
Is it not a source of national shame that we must import people to do this kind of work? What does this say about us?

Nothing good, I think.
But don't worry. At this very moment there must be hundreds of fine reporters across Canada petitioning their editors to let them cover this story in detail.