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Oh dear! Yet another dreary ‘Bin Laden Communiqué’ has popped up. We need not waste our time commenting on such deranged pap, except to notice that much of the transcript would pass unnoticed in any pot boiler Democrat Party speech. Our enemies overseas and our enemies at home agree on all essentials.

But there is one minor problem. Bin Laden is dead. He was blown to camel chow 4 years ago in an Afghan cave. There is not enough left of the creep to fit into a teaspoon. The only evidence that the fellow is alive comes from the CIA. I rest my case.

The maudlin ‘remembrances’ of 9/11 have begun. It seems every blogger whether or not blessed with a modicum of writing skill has to contribute his few bytes worth of commentary. When oh when will such things no longer be necessary? How many years after Pearl Harbor did we recall it with weepy eyes and sorrowful countenances?

The only proper way to recall such an event as 9/11 is to parade in cages the captured rulers of those nations who made war against us. We could drag these cages through the streets of our major cities and laugh at these once haughty killers.

Then we would hang them by the neck.

Imagine for a moment that General Petraeus is sitting on top on a Humvee as it slowly makes its way down Pennsylvania Avenue. The Humvee is dragging several cages, two of which contain Bashir Assad and Amedinejad—oh, and what the Hell, let’s toss in Kofi Anan as well. We laugh at our war captives.

Then we would hang them by the neck.

The Romans knew a thing or two about celebrating. After a victory—and they had quite a few—they would hold a Triumph. The commanding general would star in a multi-day parade around Rome. There would be a long line of chariots filled with the results of victory: captured armor, objects of gold and silver and such spoils. Lastly would come the defeated kings and generals of those nations jackass stupid enough to challenge Roman power.

Works for me.

File this under the category ‘And I thought I was tough!’

Two weeks after Doris Anderson disappeared while on a hunting trip with her husband, the 76-year-old lay next to a creek surrounded by thick brush, alone and with no food or supplies.

The senior citizen—and a woman at that!—by herself survived something that would challenge any Green Beret. Truly there is more at work in our human nature than we know. We as a species are far stronger and more resilient than any scientific study or government bureaucracy can possibly know.

Such survival stories pop up every few months. One I recall from my days hanging around South America went something like this. A small plane crashed in the Amazon basin of Brazil. The only survivors were a teenage boy and a nine year old girl. The only food they had was a canned ham. They walked out and into the nearest village after 11 days spent alone in those God forsaken jungles.

Oh…did I mention that the lass had a broken arm?

I have been to those jungles, ladies and gentlemen. No reasonable man would ever attempt what those kids achieved.

At least without a bottle or two of Whiskey.

(Update: I should have guessed this one, from Barnett Rubin. At any rate I am all for it.)

Today I received a message from a friend who has excellent connections in Washington and whose information has often been prescient. According to this report, as in 2002, the rollout will start after Labor Day, with a big kickoff on September 11.

Rubin is writing about the US bombing Iran.

Now that, dear readers, is how we should celebrate 9/11.

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The clamor about Wikipedia is silly. So what if some of the public editing is petty or slanderous? It can be fixed after all. Remember all those encyclopedia editions year after year we had to endure from Britannica? How many errors did they have? Yet they could not be repaired and their errors carried on.

As did the errors of the media at least until very recently. We hear of a multitude of lies, fabrications and distortions passed on as revealed truth. Those in the past were seldom discovered—indeed, they are with us still. The internet changed all of that, just as it changed the way we seek information.

This is true ‘power to the people.’ This phrase has been used to justify murderous tyrants who falsely claimed to speak for ‘the people.’ Now ‘the people’ are freed from the narrow bigotry of Encyclopedia Britannica and from the tyranny and mendacity of the pagan media. This is a tremendous net increase in freedom.

There are those who complain about such freedom in the hands of the masses. These are usually the ones who in the past controlled all that we Americans could see and hear. Now their power is being shattered. Whenever you read of some media big shot attacking bloggers, that is the reason—that, and fear and loathing and envy.

The idea behind Wikipedia is brilliant. So what if it can be subject to abuse? Everything can.

Even God can. Here are some abuses.

I don’t pretend to understand the wisdom and power of God. I do believe in prayer. I am very dependent on my faith, and prayer is a big part of that.

I believe in the power of prayer. Part of what I pray for is the strength and wisdom to act on the things I can control.

My sense of social justice comes from being a Roman Catholic. Prayer is personal. It is important that we have faith, that we have values, but if I’m president I am not going to wear my religion on my sleeve.

I pray daily. I prayed [when] my 16 year old son died, prayed before Elizabeth was diagnosed with cancer. There are some things beyond our control … I don’t think you can prevent bad things happening through prayer.

These are from Democrats running for office. This from a party that supports abortion, sodomy, removing Christ from American life and rendering unto Caesar that which is God’s. But who is fooled? Is God fooled?

The Democrats play the ‘God game’ of pretending that their lives both public and private are Godly. They do this for the simple reason that they want the power that the Christian vote will bring them. They are as Simon Magus, who marveled at the power of Christ and offered Peter a great sum of money to get it.

Just to remind you—and we need to be reminded more than instructed.

When Simon saw that the Spirit was conferred by the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money and said, “Give me this power too, so that anyone upon whom I lay my hands may receive the holy Spirit.”

But Peter said to him, “May your money perish with you, because you thought that you could buy the gift of God with money. You have no share or lot in this matter, for your heart is not upright before God. Repent of this wickedness of yours and pray to the Lord that, if possible, your intention may be forgiven. For I see that you are filled with bitter gall and are in the bonds of iniquity.” (Acts 8:18-23)

And ‘bitter gall’ superbly describes what Hillary Clinton is filled with. Her husband is filled with something else.

The Democrats are the wealthiest group of folks in congress. They control the legislative branch, the public education system, the unions, the academy, the media, the bureaucracy, the entertainment industry and a whole host of Jim Wallis-type liberal churches. Yet they are not satisfied. They want to control every damn facet of our lives. And they want our guns. One preceeds the other.

Our lovely Democrats! Bigger and bigger government. Higher and higher taxes. More and more legislation. Greater and greater control over our lives. Simply stated, they are the party of government and immorality and treason. For the love of Heaven let us speak of things as they are.

It is no wonder the Democrats hate Christianity. For Christ provides a haven from government, a sector completely immune from its seductions. No tyrant can tolerate any part of society beyond its reach. It was intolerable to Mao and Stalin and Hitler. It is intolerable to Castro and Kim Jong-Il.

And it is intolerable to Hillary. If she is elected prepare for interesting times.

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I read that Elizabeth Edwards has vowed never to eat tangerines again. Well, good for her. We all must do our part to save the world from this or from that. Who would have the bad manners to mention that, until very recently, people who said such a thing—and who thought it very, very important that we all knew she had said it—would be seen pushing a shopping cart around the streets of some inner city?

I did not see the Democrat debate. From what I have read it seems a frightful thing that the fate of the world rests upon those who seriously answer “…questions in music video format, questions from angry fathers, and questions from real live lesbians and real live snowmen.”

I do not understand why adults spend time reading books written for children— Harry Potter, of course. “When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.”

Global warming aficionados and the foolish who follow them said that 2006 would be a banner year for hurricanes. Alas, there were none. Undaunted, these fanatics said the same for 2007. Again alas.

The 2007 hurricane season may be less severe than forecast due to cooler-than-expected water temperatures in the tropical Atlantic, private forecaster WSI Corp said on Tuesday.

They will of course ‘predict’ the same for 2008—and 2009 and 2010 until they are right. Question: How many of the environmentalist predictions—disappearing jungles, mass famines, horrid new plagues—have come true?

Forget al-Qaeda tearing off human faces with piano wire and baking boys in ovens. I give you a real Muslim humanitarian, one who naturally caused the deaths of millions of other Muslims. He is Tamerlane (1336-1405), who called himself the ‘Sword of Islam’ and the ‘Scourge of God.’ He was both.

Tamerlane’s military tactics were colorful. After taking Baghdad in 1401 he built a pyramid of 90,000 Islamic heads. In one day he had 100,000 Hindus slain (1398). His career was one of razed cities, slaughtered populations, raped women, castrated boys and 16,000,000 corpses.

We read such things as done by men and ‘lament our own mediocrity.’

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A president begins office with something like poker chips. These chips represent influence—what is called ‘political capital.’ He only has a few of them and so must use them carefully and only when he has a fair chance of getting something done. Once they are gone, so is he. He becomes the lamest of ducks.

Bush spent his very last chips—all of his remaining political capital—not on supporting the troops or winning the war, but on pleasing the Mexican president.

Bush put his treasure where his heart really is.

I love it when the Democrats try to ‘do’ God. It is a sure sign that an election is coming. They know that they are a little light on Christian support for their party—and for good reason. The Democrat Party is the party of abortion and sodomy, and the Bible is crystal clear about how old Yahweh sees those things. That party is exactly as Coulter described it, ‘Godless.’

So now we have the amusing spectacle of Barack Obama standing up among people who call themselves Christians and gibbering incoherently about faith and politics. Those folks who listened to him are members of something called The United Church of Christ. Their teachings are a bit different from those laid down by the Carpenter.

Obama is a member of the United Church of Christ, a church of about 1.2 million members that is considered one the most liberal of the mainline Protestant groups.

In 1972, the church was the first to ordain an openly gay man. Two years ago, the church endorsed same-sex marriage, the largest Christian denomination to do so.

Obama attacked not the Devil or sin or permissiveness or anything to do with the spiritual problems of our nation. He attacked Christians—real Christians, not those counterfeits of the United Church of Christ. Obama railed against

the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, who’ve been all too eager to exploit what divides us.

It is true. Abortion and sodomy and other such grotesqueries divide us. They divide Christians from pagans. And we know where Obama stands.

Some American Indians are upset. They are concerned not at the 50 percent unemployment rate on reservations. Nor are they concerned about the problems of suicide and alcoholism among Native Americans. No, their concern is that the ‘earth mother’ is mad. And what is she mad at? Why, global warming of course.

Some American Indian leaders attended something called “Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change.” It was—naturally—sponsored by the UN. Their views read like a parody.

Members of six tribes recently gathered near the Baker River in the White Mountains for a sacred ceremony honoring “Earth Mother.”

“Earth Mother is fighting back – not only from the four winds, but also from underneath,” he said. “Scientists call it global warming. We call it Earth Mother getting angry.”

I call it ‘Indians extorting money from white idiots.’

And there is as yet no word about what the Great White Buffalo thinks of all of this.

The conservative blogs are all excited about Iranian students. It seems the youth of Iran is mad as Hell and is not going to take it anymore. The belief is that at last Iran has arrived at a tipping point—economically, politically and culturally. The students will do today what their parents did in 1979, overthrow the regime. US military intervention will not be required after all. All we need do is allow events to take their course.

Nonsense. We have been reading such things for fifteen years. The 1979 Iranian ‘revolution’ succeeded because Jimmy Carter was president. That fool refused to assist the shah, who was himself dying of cancer. The shah simply did not have the required strength to maintain order.

I assure you that the present Iranian regime most certainly does. Murdering thousands of Iranian citizens is as a glass of water to the mullahs. They have the will to do what is necessary to hold onto power.

The only thing that will dislodge them is the US military. All it is waiting for is a ‘let’s roll’ from the commander in chief.

But last we heard he was otherwise occupied, crying on the phone to the president of Mexico.

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This week’s Short Takes can be subtitled ‘Idiots On Parade.’ The news is chock-full of idiots masquerading as normal folk.

But Scipio is neither fooled nor amused.

Let us start with some treasures from public education. Here are some examples of idiots—and your tax dollars—at work. It boggles the mind that such folks are allowed anywhere near children.

Some teachers of six graders at the Scales Elementary School in Tennessee decided on the last day of a field trip to a state park to scare the kids a little. And scare them they did.

During the last night of the trip, staff members convinced the 69 students that there was a gunman on the loose. They were told to lie on the floor or hide underneath tables and stay quiet. A teacher, disguised in a hooded sweat shirt, even pulled on locked door.

And how did the little darlings respond to this?

After the lights went out, about 20 kids started to cry, 11-year-old Shay Naylor said…”I was like, ‘Oh My God,’ ” she said. “At first I thought I was going to die. We flipped out.”

No doubt that they did.

And the point of this little charade, so soon after Virginia Tech, was…what? The teachers intended this as a ‘learning experience.’ How about giving those idiots a ‘learning experience’ at the unemployment line?

The enforcing of homosexual mores in the classroom continues apace. In a schoolroom filled with 12 year olds the teacher showed the film Brokeback Mountain. The little cherubs were shown charming scenes of anal sex between two males. The school’s motto is

Setting Our Students Up For Success!

Success at what? Perhaps we can get a clue from a book routinely assigned to 13-14 year old students. That book is called Kaffir Boy. In this book there are

two graphic paragraphs describing men preparing to enagage in anal sex with young boys.

And what does the California Department of Education think of such a book? Glad you asked. It lists the book as a fine example to teach those

character traits that are needed in a democratic society: for example, caring, civic virtue (and) honesty.

It omitted sodomy.

A school in New Jersey decided to have a drill simulating an attack by armed men. And whom did it choose to be the terrorists? Why, Christians, of course.

Two Burlington Township police detectives portrayed the gunmen. Investigators described them as members of a right-wing fundamentalist group called the “New Crusaders” who don’t believe in separation of church and state.

This is only logical. After all, Christians regularly blow up embassies, murder Americans, fly airliners into towers, resort to car and suicide bombs and decapitate hostages.

Which reminds me: Which political party is behind gun control, desires the special treatment of homosexuals and demonstrates a manifest hatred of all things Christian? And I wonder what party affiliation is claimed by the majority of public school teachers? 

Memo to parents: Charter school. Religious school. Home school. Just do it.

Remember the fiasco of the Dubai ports deal? I tell you, it seems like ancient history. But it is instructive to recall. In 2006 Bush wanted to turn over the management of certain US ports to his good friends, those delightful turbaned fellows of the United Arab Emirates. When Americans failed to see the usefulness of handing off American facilities to the sort of people who murder us whenever they can, Bush became incensed—at Americans. We—the people who voted him into office—were called racists and bigots.

And today how do those Arabs and friends of Bush act? Why, they welcome Ahmadinejad and participate in a love-fest of anti-Americanism.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a cheering Dubai crowd Sunday that America was to blame for creating instability and robbing the region of its wealth. ”Every time your name is mentioned, hatred builds up,” Ahmadinejad said of the United States to a crowd of thousands, mostly Iranian expatriates. ”Go fix yourself. This is Iran’s advice to you. Leave the region… The nations of the region can no longer take you forcing yourself on them.”

Memo to Bush: You need new friends.

And it does us good to recall that most Arabs believe that either Bush or Israel was behind 9/11.

But a huge chunk of Democrats are not far behind our Arab pals in their capacity to reason logically.

According to a national telephone survey of 1,000 adults, conducted by Rasmussen Reports from April 30 to May 1, 2007, 35 percent of Democrats believe Bush knew, 39 percent believe he didn’t and 26 percent say they aren’t sure.

When these disturbed folks vote, what sort of America will they be creating? Will normal people wish to live in it? Will normal people really agree to be governed by such crazed and irrational beings?

Enough. Writing about idiots is tiring. I thank God that in a few hours I will again be spending quality time among the most non-idiotic people I know, teenagers.

Those students keep me sane, though I probably have the opposite effect upon them.

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There is much-ado about much-ado at work and play these days. Busy and busier I am and will be so until late Sunday afternoon. No time for thoughtful essays outlining my latest method to save mankind—or at least the American part of it. So I will only be able to indulge myself in Short Takes.

Tired of mealy-mouthed politicos who pretend to be tough guys? Tired of stumblers and fumblers in this great war against Islamic killers? Tired of soft-gutted movers and shakers who preach victory against the enemies of America overseas but can scarcely rouse themselves to defeat her enemies here at home? So am I.

Well then, I present to you Cofer Black.

I had never heard of him either. But being invisible was part of his job description. He was

head of the CIA’s counterterrorism center. Black, 52, a veteran covert operator, was one of the agency’s legends, credited with helping in the 1994 capture of Carlos the Jackal, one of the most notorious international terrorists prior to bin Laden. Tall, well-dressed and almost hulking, Black was a bit of a throwback to the agency’s earlier, more colorful days.

I happen to like throwbacks, being one myself. Black resembles not a bit that vacuous, mendacious, quivering and silly CIA duo of Plame and Wilson.

And Black’s advice of what to do about our enemies? Simple.

We’re going to kill them. We’re going to put their heads on sticks. When we’re through with them they will have flies walking across their eyeballs.

I love this guy! So what is he doing now?

Glad you asked. Black has signed on to Mitt Romney’s campaign as an advisor on national security.

Works for me.

Of course, Romney’s opponent Rudy needs no tough-guy credentials. Yes, I know that his personal and private morality is embarrassing—the guy should know better. But an age of war tends to crystallize things. Non-essentials—those things that are desirable but which do not immediately contribute to beating the you-know-what out of America’s foes—are put aside for the moment. Rudy wants victory.

Rudy despises Palestinians, those murderous, worthless and degraded Jew haters. I still get a laugh when I remember how he booted from Lincoln Center that corrupt and debauched leather boy and American killer Arafat. And Philip Klein has some words about how Rudy would treat Israel.

To the delight of some and anger of others, President Bush has probably been the most pro-Israel president in U.S. history. But compared to a President Giuliani, Bush would look like Jimmy Carter.

Works for me.

So we have two Republican front-runners who would very much enjoy having a job that allowed them to actually fight this wear and win it. Imagine that!

The other party deserves loathing. What does one say about the leader of a party who heads uninvited into that redoubt of America-hating, Syria? Syria, that headquarters of a regime that has orchestrated the destruction of hundreds of Americans. Syria, that grim little tyranny that to this day continues to kill our citizens.

And no sooner had Madame Pelosi returned from her boot-licking escapade in Damascus that her counterpart in the Senate further descended into ignominy and pronounced the war in Iraq lost.

What can one say about a political system that allows such villains to advance into positions where they can arrange the defeat of American foreign policy and the world-wide victory of those whose lives are dedicated to the killing of Americans? There is a word for such activity.


Serious nations have always dealt with traitors in the same way. We were once such a nation. We sent traitors the way of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

Works for me.

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Mountains of essays to grade. Oceans of exams to score. Days of testing coming up. What is a teacher to do? Why, Short Takes of course!

This headline surprises no one.

Hugh Hefner gives $2,300 to Clinton’s ’08 campaign

The Democrats have long been supported by those whose lives are wrapped up in pornography. Recall how Larry Flynt was the guest of John F. Kennedy Jr. at the 1999 White House Correspondents Dinner.

And Scipio remembers with fondness this article on the ‘porn belt,’ a charming area of our nation that oddly conforms to exactly those areas where Democrats are in the majority.

This headline

John McCain to call for less spending

is on Drudge this morning right above this article.

John Edwards’ campaign for president spent $400 on February 20, and another $400 on March 7, at a top Beverly Hills men’s stylist, Torrenueva Hair Designs.

Was McCain speaking of sweet little metrosexual boy-toy Edwards?

John Edwards, he of ‘two Americas’ fame, he of wife Elizabeth who fears ‘rabid, rabid Republicans,’ spends $800 a month on his hair.

The Democrats simply never cease to amaze. Their candidates have filthy mouths and pompous demeanors, exhibit treasonous behavior and are not above staining a dress or two. And now they present as a possible leader of this Republic a pretty-boy vain little fop like Edwards?


The Democrat Party has no men, only silly little girly types who are afraid of war, spend hours on their hair, seek out the votes of sexually confused semi-males and court the money of pornographers.

Here are more possible Democrat contenders, from Nancy Pelosi’s district.

I wonder how much these, umm…’guys’ spend on their hair?

Scipio spends zero on his hair, as he cuts it himself.

He used to never cut it, but has since abandoned such ways.

Say, I wonder how much this guy spends on his hair?

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Oh dear! John McCain is a little short of money for his campaign. What is he to do? Easy answer: Drop out. He has spent six years insulting and backstabbing just those folks whose money and votes he now needs. But McCain is either blind or is conjuring up some fantasy to explain his failure.

We’re going to pay a price for it because we got a late start.

A ‘late start’? McCain has been running for president since 1999.

Some belated advice to McCain and to all who would act as he did: Never urinate in a pool from which you might one day wish to drink.

Europe long ago lost her ability to make war. One might think that she kept her ability to make love. Wrong. It seems that either you ‘make love and war’ or you make neither.

In countries like Italy, where many married couples have one or no children, the population is expected to shrink dramatically in a generation or two unless fertility rates quickly increase.

The same demographic decline is apparent throughout Western Europe and parts of Eastern.

I have some advice for Europe—and don’t you know that those folks over there love advice from Americans. If you cannot pull away from the use of condoms—you know, those little bags into which you place future Europeans only to toss them in le toilette—how about advertising free vacations for American males from the South? I assure you they would do today what they did ‘over there’ during both World Wars.

Consider it just another difficult task that Europeans cannot do but one at which Americans have proven their expertise.

Quick Fun Fact: Europe is running out of Europeans. Not for nothing is Mohammed the most popular name for Western European babies. A nation must import what it cannot produce. And the number one producer of excess humanity is the Middle East and the Islamic lands of North Africa.

Like the Europeans our own Democrats have lost the ability to make war—except upon the unborn and Terry Schiavo types. Most of our military comes from Red States as you know. And our lovely Democrats have also lost the ability to make love. Blue States are losing population even as Red States are gaining.

So let us face facts: The Democrats are really Europeans. This is why they admire Europe—a land of socialized health care, subsidized housing, government paid unemployment, maternity leave, empty chuches, early retirement and so on. Every Democrat program is really nothing more than trying to put over here what the Europeans have already put over there.

Those members of the ‘religion of peace’ who hail from Thailand are busying themselves with the usual Muslim tasks.

Neither the Thai Government nor the international media quite wants to admit the horrible truth at the heart of the increasingly surreal sadism and violence in southern Thailand. This is an Islamist insurgency.

Increasingly the insurgents are killing women and children. The arc of violence has got consistently worse. The best estimates are that since January 2004, about 2100 people have died violently in the insurgency in southern Thailand.

The insurgent attacks are becoming more savage and provocative. There has been an increase in beheadings. Women and children are frequently targeted.

Why are we not surprised that Islam is bringing to those Buddhists in Thailand the same thing it brings wherever Mohammed hangs his turban.

This is a World War, one of civilization against barbarism. It is being fought on every continent save Antarctica. We in the West—read the US, Australia, England and Israel—have scarcely begun to fight. But soon and very soon.

Or perhaps not. If in 2008 the Democrats take complete control of the Executive and Legislative branches—they already own the Judicial—then look for them to occupy themselves with their usual attention to sodomite privilege, treason, corruption and raising taxes.

The Iranians have committed another act of war. Let’s see…that would be about 30 or so since the mullahs took control in 1979. And except for the Iran-Iraq War (1980-88)—and what a joy it was to witness a bunch of killers slaughter another bunch of killers—Iran has never paid a price for her warmongering.

And I am sure that this has Iran shaking in her boots.

U.N. Approves Tougher Sanctions on Iran

But now comes this news.

French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle joins American battle-groups for exercises in the Arabian Sea

Expect therefore a quick surrender—of France.

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This is a Monday, a day more given over to random thoughts than coherent essays on ‘Life, the Universe and Everything.’ So it must be time for ‘Short Takes,’ where I write about a bunch of stuff that grabs my attention but not at thesis length. Besides, all teachers had to work on Saturday to make up for some days lost to the snow a month back. And teachers, being a prickly lot, are in no mood for great moments in philosophical thought after working an extra day plus losing an hour to Daylight Savings.

Still, I had a good time teaching on Saturday—I always have a good time when I teach. It is an act of love you see, and one of obedience to Him who granted me this vocation. But I could use some sleep and rest and relaxation.

And I will get these soon enough, for next week begins Spring Break. I am loading up the Jeep, the backpack and the .44 Magnum and heading for the wilds of Arkansas, to the Albert Pike Recreation area. (And no Deliverance jokes, OK?) Camping, hiking and reading are in store.

But writing comes first.

This headline grabbed my attention.

The great ADHD myth

I have long thought that ADD and ADHD were more errors of our age, contrived and silly disorders conjured up by psychologists to explain the normal behavior of adolescent males. In 15 years of teaching I have only strengthened this view.

The psychiatrist who identified attention deficit disorder – the condition blamed for the bad behaviour of hundreds of thousands of children – has admitted that many may not really be ill.

This has been obvious to those who teach.

Dr Robert Spitzer said that up to 30 per cent of youngsters classified as suffering from disruptive and hyperactive conditions could have been misdiagnosed.

I would guess that 100 percent have been ‘misdiagnosed.’

They may simply be showing perfectly normal signs of being happy or sad, he said.
‘Many of these conditions might be normal reactions which are not really disorders,’ he continued.

Gee, you think so?

So much of psychology is merely pap and goof-ball pandering to the latest political and gender fads. Its main function is to deal with the grotesque disorders that occur when a human mind abandons the source of all Reason, the logos Himself, Christ.

There is absolutely no difference between adolescent males of today and those of Sumer. They tend to be aggressive, girl crazy, mocking, unsettled and funny. Civilizations across time and space have had to deal with the question of how to handle these disturbing creatures. The usual answers have worked for 6600 years: enforced discipline, moral instruction, intact families, athletic competition and work.

All of these channel the energies of young males into healthy areas and prepares them to do those things that only they can do: create and protect the next generation.

Our Oprah-loving and feminized age has by and large lost the ability to civilize young males. Thus gangs, crime, illegitimacy, teenage pregnancy and classroom misconduct. The answer has been to simply drug the males into stupefaction after claiming that they were suffering from imaginary things like ADD.

If you want to know how one society handled its young males you could do some reading into the history of Sparta. Yeah, the movie 300 is making the rounds so my thoughts turn yet again toward that ancient city-state. I will see the film this week and give a full report.

I wrote recently about America’s ‘greatest generation’—the men and women who join and fight. Michael Fumento has an example of a family that does just that. They are the Killion family. Here is a photo of father and sons.

Read about them and understand why America is a great nation, why other nations cannot in any way be our equal. Only America could produce such people as the Killions.

Fumento reminds us of who does the fighting and dying in our wars.

The greatest sacrifice most of us make is not bringing liquids on a plane. It’s not just that so few serve in the military – less than one percent of the population including active duty, the Guard, and the Reserves – but also where those troops come from. The south contributes far more than its share, the northeast far fewer. Rural areas contribute disproportionately as well.

The number of media elites who have served in the military is for all intents and purposes zero. These dainty types despise those things the military love—you know, honor and loyalty and discipline. This is why the media attack and slander our armed forces. Mediocrity always hates excellence.

If the media are worried about a Mormon in the White House, there is worse in store for these pagans. If one thing is for sure about Mormons it is that their husbands and wives certainly enjoy each others’ company.

In the 1980s, the Mormon fertility rate was around three times that of American Jews. Today the Mormons, once a fringe sect, outnumber Jews among Americans under the age of 45.

For those of you with a feeling for demographics this means that in 2020 Mormons will make up about 15-20 percent of America.

And all of them will vote Republican.

Speaking of Mormons—and we will be speaking of them a great deal as the campaign for the Republican nomination gets going—the charming and courageous New York Times reports on how Mitt Romney spends his money.

In the months before announcing his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts contributed tens of thousands of dollars of his personal fortune to several conservative groups in a position to influence his image on the right.

Shall we expect from the NYT equally snide and vaguely sinister looks at how John Edwards or Barack Obama spend their money? How about articles about how journalists and editors spend their money? Somehow I rather doubt it. Such treatment is reserved for Republicans.

And especially for Romney. More and more it appears that the media have marked him as a man to be destroyed. Therefore I conclude that Romney is a good man.

Short Takes

Historian and professional bootlick to the Kennedy clan Arthur Schlesinger Jr. has died. You can read his hagiography here. Truly, before Monica and Bill came Arthur and Ted.

He was present at Hyannis Port after Ted had that little incident at Chappaquiddick. Schlesinger and the rest of the Kennedy flacks—among whom were Robert McNamara, Ted Sorensen and John Kenneth Galbraith—began to conjure up a tale to save Ted Kennedy’s political career. True, there was a dead girl floating in Ted’s car, but who would care about her? Ted was the thing, not some near anonymous corpse.

The power, money and influence of the Kennedy clan and its sycophants were able to get Ted off yet again. Schlesinger even wrote that “with Chappaquiddick the iron went into Edward Kennedy’s soul.”

Yes, I can see how the drowning of your girlfriend can be a definite career move if your last name is Kennedy.

Well, Art, where you are now you can explain yourself to Mary Jo Kopechne. And we can hope that Ted will soon join you. Then we can see the true ‘iron in Ted’s soul.’ Expect wailing and gnashing of teeth. Not that it would do any good either for you or for Ted.

Tell me, Art, was all the acclaim and honors and status and money you earned by getting on your knees and shilling for the Kennedys worth it? How much of all that do you have now?

Rest in peace.

There was something called the ‘Oscars’ on TV the other night. I have never watched them. Isn’t that the ceremony where the sexually perverted and pagan, the frivolous and wasteful, the plastically altered and botoxed, the mendacious and treasonous, the ignorant and trivial, the empty and vacuous, the drug abusing and bed-hopping, the adulterous and vulgar give awards to the sexually perverted and pagan, the frivolous and wasteful, the plastically altered and botoxed, the mendacious and treasonous, the ignorant and trivial, the empty and vacuous, the drug abusing and bed-hopping, the adulterous and vulgar?

Tell me, what if by some chance every one of those attendees suddenly vanished during the ceremony? What would that do to the moral tone of this nation? It certainly would put out of business a host of plastic surgeons, pornographers, psychologists, drug dealers and the makers of the HPV vaccine.

Oh dear! We would simply have to do without movies about brokeback sodomites and raped 12 year old girls. Alas! How would we ever survive?

Here is the god Oscar. Or is it the god Moloch?


Oh, they must really be the same guy.

Here was the first ‘Oscar’ around which danced the depraved of Sinai.

We knew this next thing was coming—well, some of us knew. Letting millions of illegal foreigners into our nation with no attempt to teach them the finer points of American civilization—you know, things like English and law and soap—will result in the barbarization of border areas. The dominant culture of such places will come to resemble the homeland of the barbarians—dirty, corrupt, violent and wasteful. Just like Mexico.

And you can stop now with your silly and bankrupt charges of ‘racism.’ I am half Mexican and have spent most of my professional life working in Latin America. So there.

Here is a lovely paragraph that says much:

Cudahy resembles a Mexican border town more than it does a Los Angeles suburb. Entrenched gangs and Mexican drug trafficking have trapped working-class legal and illegal immigrants in a cycle of violence and fear…

This resembles a paragraph written some time ago about the same issue.

Mexicans flee their own nation but work to implant to worst aspects of it in the US. Take a look at Los Angeles where all those marchers demonstrated. It is more violent, dirty and poorly educated than it was 30 years ago. To state the matter plainly: The barbarians are bringing barbarism to America. Los Angeles is coming to resemble nothing else but Mexico itself: violent, dirty and poorly educated.

I forgot who wrote that but…oh wait, I did!

Republicans and Democrats have simply ignored the cry of the American people for redress of the ‘open borders policy.’ The results are obvious. Since our betters refuse to honor their commitments to uphold the Constitution, it is now in the hands of the citizens themselves to protect their own lives and their property. Please see the Second Amendment.

This is not the first time that government ineptitude and incompetence has led to anarchy and violence. History is chock full of examples. Just for fun, take a look at imperial Roman border policies in the West during the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. Change every ‘Maximus’ and ‘Claudius’ to ‘Ortega’ and ‘Mendez’ and you could be reading today’s newspaper.

And tomorrow’s as well.

Lock and load, boys. The fall of empires is one devil of a time to be alive.