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I tried to make an early night of it, but people kept CALLING me. On the PHONE. Last one was the cut-rate electrician, who’s showing up in a couple of hours to re-wire my whole electrical box. With his two children in tow. Which means no electricity all day. Plus…children. Every time I hopped up for the phone, I took a generous hit off the industrial sized tub of Jack Daniels, sure an’ it’s a rocky, rocky morning chez Weasel.

So if I’m finding anything funny this morning, you can be sure it’s funny. Well, it is. No, shut up. It is. Tracey Ullman‘s back. She’s a naturalized American now, and she’s celebrating it with a sketch-comedy series on Showtime. I’m cracking up watching the clips. Yeah, okay, I suppose anybody can be funny in 20-second increments, but go watch for yourself and see if you don’t think it’s funny, Mister (or Missus) Smarty Pants.

Okay, I’m off. See you later, with my shiny new electrical box.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 29, 2008, 10:08 am

Heh. My favorite? Her Renee Zellweger? Arianna Huffington? The Bollywood pharmacist? I can’t choose!


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 29, 2008, 10:43 am

Oooow – time to replace that nasty “fuse” box with one that’ll take those new-fangled “breakers”? It can be ‘spensive. Been there twice. First time I paid. Second time I did it myself and bribed a licensed electrician to sign off on it. Waaaay cheaper.

Meanwhile, I’m waiting for the data guy to call about my PC.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 29, 2008, 10:46 am

Naw, it’s already breakers. But it’s leaking around where the wire comes in and the bottom of the box is a quarter inch deep in water. Meanwhile, the code has changed and it has to come out of the closet with the gas inlet thingie and go three feet down the wall.

My wood paneling. My lovely wood paneling. Okay, it’s not really lovely…but it’s pretty nice.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 29, 2008, 10:57 am

Oh, crud. That job is harder. My sympathies.

I hate laptop keyboards. I hate touch-pad mouses. I hate dinky little video screens.

I’m getting ready to hate Vista.

Comment from porknbean
Time: March 29, 2008, 12:13 pm

Are you going to have to entertain those kids, weasel? Give them a hit of the bottle?
I remember when I was 7 months pregnant with my first, the husband had a coworker come over to help him rebuild our bathroom. He brought his kids too. I didn’t know it until they showed up that I was supposed to keep an eye on them. The youngest was the biggest baby I ever saw. What a deal. For him. He gets to tinker around with something he loves to do and I get the kids. I hear his wife was none too happy as he had a habit of weaseling out of watching their kids any chance he could.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 29, 2008, 1:28 pm

Unless Weaz has a laptop charged up, she’s down for the count until the E gets done messin’ with the wires. Personally, I think she should get sauced while the E and his kids are there and start singing bawdy songs.

…Or go out and moon a stranger. I know that would cheer me up.

Comment from porknbean
Time: March 29, 2008, 1:37 pm

You just know when you see this headline – ‘Congress readies activist housing agenda’ – that we are in for a nasty unlubed rear-entry penetration. Have I told ya’ll how much I despise these pirates walking around like they are so much smarter than us?


Suck it up! If you are that stupid to get caught up in this mortgage crisis and want my money to bail your ass out, then you need to be sterilized. As for the pirates….post-partum abortions for the lot of them.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 29, 2008, 2:55 pm

Off topic, but boy is Ace pissed at some morons (no, not us AoS Morons, some real ones) over at AoS. See the “deleted post” article.

He is more pissed than I’ve ever seen him before.

Comment from Abdul Raheem Shabul DaDoRonRon
Time: March 29, 2008, 3:14 pm

Re: Notebook Computers
Effective Immediately
ref: Shari’a Law 1019.276
Subtitle: ‘Laws Even Great Satans Can Get Behind’

All laptops must have clitorectomies and/or touchpad obliterectomies (with a hammer, preferably) performed upon them posthaste.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: March 29, 2008, 3:19 pm

Did I mention that I hate, literally hate those little pink things protruding salaciously from the center of many laptops?

Almost as much as I hate, literally hate, the newer touchpads positioned right where my thumbs rest below the keyboard.

Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: March 29, 2008, 3:51 pm

Are we going to get any photomagraphs of what B has been doing to the garden? Or was that just a cruel rumour?

I’ve never owned a laptop, but I’ve heard of those pink nub things. Personally, I think they’re just a myth, and in any case are merely peripheral to one’s computing needs. And if the computer complains, well, then that’s its problem, not mine.

By the way, they sell Oreos in Blighty now. I’ve got me a packet and I’ve been trying to do that thing they do in the movies; twisting the biscuit parts and eating the fondant, but it’s harder than it looks.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 29, 2008, 4:36 pm

Oreo-twisting is an art. Stick with it, Gibby, and all the girls will want to be your gal! Men will fanatically and blindly follow your orders, and dogs will never bark at you again.

Did I mention that this laptop is running W98? I think Edison owned it. Or one of the roman emperors. I THINK WHEN i GET MY pc (OR DATA) BACK, i’M GONNA WIPE THIS THING AND LOAD DOS 6.22


On second thought, I think a .40 S&W round in the CPU is a better solution.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: March 29, 2008, 4:54 pm

‘sfunny.. I held out against the laptop thing for a long while, then bought a Compaq (this was some years ago) and simply took to it.

When that wore out, I thought I’d get what people say is ‘the best’ (certainly the strongest – and this is mission critical for me), so I bought a Thinkpad (as, later did her Ladyship – sorry, I mean ‘stupid bloody weasel’) but I’m underwhelmed by mine – particularly in the light of what the damned things cost in the UK.

One of the main attractions of an IBM was that, like McGoo, I despise laptop keyboards and people say Thinkpads have the best (remind me to track down a few of these ‘people’ won’t you?). Well, mine is crap, so is the touchpad and as for the bright red clitoral doo-dah, I won’t go anywhere near it. It also has the worst sound I have ever heard from a laptop in my entire life.

On the other hand, it is nice to sit by a big fire, working away of an evening.

But Vista is a step too far. Though I abhor Macs, I think it distinctly possible I’ll go over to the Dark Side when this Thinkpad dies. I’ve had enough of Billyshit – the man’s a confidence trickster who ought to be behind bars.

And pictures of the garden? When there’s anything but a sea of mud and ‘expensive twigs with pretentious names’ to show 😉

Oh! But all my tomato seeds came up and every single damned pruned spur from my black currant bush that I couldn’t bear to throw away, so simply jabbed into a slit trench with a shrug, appears to have taken.

Umm.. anyone want a black currant bush? I’ve got a few spares…

Comment from porknbean
Time: March 29, 2008, 6:18 pm

Do black currants grow in red clay?

I stopped by Lowes on the way home and picked up a few plants. I woulda picked up a bunch of things but seeing as how global warming still has the weather cold and gray…I just did the few.

Strawberry plants, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, a pink almond, and a pussy willow – and of all things….it is a ‘Fwench’ pussy willow. Not sure what the diff is between a french one and a regular one. Will it stink or maybe it’s pussies are punier (but I repeat myself)? Don’t know, I just wish the damn sun will come out. Things are not blooming as they were this time last year.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 29, 2008, 6:47 pm

My data recovery guy (who has done so, but the drive is not recoverable) says some folks buy a new machine and then blow off Vista and load XP(which they still sell). I have to make this decision now, since my HD is not recoverable and must be reformatted and OS loaded and apps reloaded. If I have to reload all my apps, might as well do it on a new machine. So, PC shopping, tomorrow.

Yep, this global warming really sucks. All this sunshine is blinding me. And its dry. When I walk in my yard, it make a pathetic dry, squishy sound.

I’m glad everything you planted is growing, Badger. This is as it should be!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 29, 2008, 7:08 pm

I’m back! Electrician has been gone for hours (they did a good job) but I went out and et dim sum with friends (mmmm…chicken feet!).

Did you see what so pissed of Ace, McGoo? It was on a muslim-bashing thread, but it’s hard to imagine why he got so flexed. His warning not to hit ENTER on a comment that would be NSFW is a little odd…the whole damn site is pretty NSFW — especially his contributions.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: March 29, 2008, 7:20 pm

I think black currants will grow in just about anything, porknbean, but I’ve no idea about the climate wherever it is you are in the US, so wouldn’t like to venture a guess.

I just know they taste super as jam 🙂

And yes, the weather stinks, here, too. Global warming?! Bloody fools!

That’s rotten luck about your HD, McGoo. Has he any idea what went wrong with the thing? I blew out a series of WDs a few years ago and was all set to damn them, when I found it was my power supply that was at fault. Hope you haven’t lost too much data. That’s such a pain.

Oh, and good luck shopping. I haven’t bought a desktop in years (I still use them but had the last two bolted together to order by a local guy, then added bits myself). These days the economics of that make no sense, so I suppose I’ll be following the same path when I next need one.

And XP? I think it’s a better option than poxy Vista, for all Gates says he won’t issue any more SPs. No more updates – hurrah! Leave the bloody system alone, Bill – you only ever make it worse!

Do report back. Can’t have too much first-hand information.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 29, 2008, 7:21 pm

Yeah, Weaz. He went postal on some “all ragheads must be destroyed” comments. (god-damned caps! Again!) I think he’s afraid of getting shut down by the Towel-mafia complainers that whine whenever someone gets pissed at the islamic murderers. He also mentioned something about “his livelihood” being at risk, and the blog he spent 4 years building.

He has a point, but it seems a bit hypocritical.

Congrats on your new box!

I need a new PC. Recommendations? Opinions? Or just ignore with dignity.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: March 29, 2008, 7:22 pm

Mr. McGoo: thanks for alerting us of the thread. Yep, he was upset. I even put up a post on the issue of Muslimehess.

I think we can safely oppose an ideology while loving the wayward people thereof. When we start hating the people, and engage in quasi-genocidal rhetoric (regardless of what the enemy says or does), we fall of the cliff of morality and right thinking.

Just as Germans were wrong to insist every Jew be killed, no Jew would be justified in advocating the genocide of any people. It’s wrong, period.

I think what Ace means is that there is a level of decorum even with unacceptable comments. Talking about schtupping and whatnot is one thing, talking about genocide is quite another.

I do agree his “don’t post if you don’t want your HR department to see it” suggestion is a little silly, though. I think he’s just frustrated. This is the second major brouhaha over comments in a short while.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 29, 2008, 7:27 pm

Don’t know what did the dirty to the HD, Badger. We “think” it was an Adobe update gone astray during a reboot.

You know me. Always look on the bright side. I was overdue for a new machine anyway. I just don’t want to reload all those applications again. At least my circuit simulations and math modeling will go faster on a dual-core athalon.

But I bet Johnny Castaway won’t run on it. Hmmhmm-hmm!

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 29, 2008, 7:31 pm

You are wise AN(DAMNED CAPS!) and correct, Musli. I wonder if there isn’t some ulterior issue bugging our Peerless Hobo Killer? Fiscal? New-found status that came with his award?

Jock itch?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 29, 2008, 7:35 pm

Johnny Castaway! That screensaver thing? My mother was addicted to it. It was her favorite show. She used to call me up and tell me when he did something new.

Yes, she lived way, way back in the woods.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 29, 2008, 7:43 pm

I can’t count the hours I wasted watching that asshole. And finding all the “easter eggs” so to speak, like what happens on Christmas and Thanksgiving. And what happens when he gets off the island.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: March 29, 2008, 7:45 pm

Of course, I should mention that Muslimehess does concern me. I don’t wear a cross or crucifix: if someone doesn’t think I’m a Hindu Indian, he surely will think I’m a Muslim. There’s no way for someone to tell I am a Christian. Or a non-Muslim for that matter. And this is all beside the point that all of my family and relatives identify as Muslims. So I cannot disagree with The Blogfather in this regard.

I am sure his newfound image, and source of prestige and livelihood, also plays a role.

But I haven’t followed Ace’s comment threads for a long time. I know such rhetoric raised its head every now and then, but it was a small minority that did it. Is this something new? Are these regular long-time commenters who were offending? If this is something common that only now Ace is cracking down on, that would be a different story all together.

BTW, the blogger I wrote about in my post, whom I respect but who’s too soft on Islamism, is Michael of IB. Love the guy, but I think he’s a little too optimistic and/or naive.

Also — sorry for dragging this point on so much — as a Latter-day Saint it hits close to home, what with plenty of people hating Mormons simply because they’re Mormons rather than targeting their hate on the religious ideology rather than on the people. Fortunately, this Mormonhess has died down over the past decades (thanks, in large part, to President Gordon B. Hinckley’s efforts to elevate the faith’s profile, to reach out to outsiders, and to encourage Latter-day Saints to be honorable people and to share their testimonies, letting people know what we really believe).

I’m no fan of Islam, mind you. But hating Muslims is another matter all together.

Sorry for going on and on.

Edit: Feel free to dispute what I say or to disagree with me, even if it is as Advocatus Diaboli. I won’t be offended. I say this because I don’t want anyone to think I won’t honor their opinions. It’s nice to hear differing opinions.

Comment from porknbean
Time: March 29, 2008, 7:51 pm

but I’ve no idea about the climate wherever it is you are in the US,

We (McGoo lives 20 minutes away – though it takes 10 to get to his Dennys) near where two rivers meet. It gets very hot in the summer….humid hot….hot blanket, no breeze, can’t breathe kinda hot.

I thought our summers were hot until I drove by the Indian neighbors up on the corner one hot summer afternoon….grandma in her sauri (sp?) and grandpa in his knit cap and sweater sitting on the front porch. He looks so dang old I’m sure his thermostat no longer works properly.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: March 29, 2008, 7:59 pm

PNB: the old people always wear sweaters. It’s like a law or something. (Not really a law, but it might as well be.)

And it’s sari. 🙂

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 29, 2008, 8:06 pm

I remember that thing, Musli. I hooted when I first saw it. I was suprised to see a copyright date of 2006 on it; I thought it was much older than that.

Shoot, I just read the whole angry thread on Ace’s. The only happy thing on it was when Ace banned the egregious docweasel (no relation; a really nasty pro-illegals commentator) and then he rescinded it.

There goes my happy 🙁

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: March 29, 2008, 8:15 pm

McGoo – Adobe?! I should have known.

When I take over the universe (any day now) Adobe is on the ‘Smite Them With Whips and Scorpions’ to do list, immediately after Microshit.

As for Islam… will someone please explain to me why the Left considers it fine to revile and despise National Socialism, but absolutely tabu to despise another set of chosen beliefs, simply because the latter involves adoration of a sky fairy?

As far as I am concerned, both are idiotic beliefs held by brainwashed imbeciles and equally deserving contempt and ridicule.

The fact that one is what passes for a political philosophy while the other is a superstition, is beside the point.

They are both choices. Bad ones.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: March 29, 2008, 8:31 pm

This one is kinda funny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDMcIy3aBu4

Watch this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66V5QjTaIhU

Then watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqE2ZK6PqLQ

What to do when you find meat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPi7lQpUcvg

Comment from porknbean
Time: March 29, 2008, 8:35 pm

PNB: the old people always wear sweaters. It’s like a law or something.

Aging out of whack circulation. That, or it’s hotter in India.
If I wore a sweater and knit cap on one of our summer days, it’d kill me dead in 3 minutes.

‘Sari’ – thank you, I was doing a couple of things at once and didn’t want to think real hard

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 29, 2008, 8:47 pm

I think Heinlein said it best:


Fucking caps!

I’m going to Best Buy and Circuit City right now. Screw this!


Comment from porknbean
Time: March 30, 2008, 4:02 pm

Uncle B – not sure who your left is but in this country, the right (people of faith and conservatives) want to preserve what founded this country – that all men are created equal, endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights – limited government with an emphasis on the individual.
The left (socialists) want to turn our country on it’s head, that our rights are bestowed on us by government, with them barking the orders that everyone be equally miserable – the borg. I’m pretty sure that even right thinking atheists prefer the former rather than the latter.
As far as islam, it is a politically driven death cult as neurotic and destructive as the left (socialists).

Between an alleged sky fairy of the Judeo-Christian philosophy persuasion, and a psychotic borg or the fickle man, I’ll go with the sky fairy.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: March 30, 2008, 4:58 pm

It’s much the same here, porknbean.

Perhaps the biggest difference is that successive British governments have allowed a flood – no, a tidal wave – of immigration from the Indian subcontinent, which has resulted in prodigious numbers of Muslims entering the country, eventually taking over entire towns in the process.

The complex reasons behind allowing this inundation don’t easily divide into a Left/Right split (as I understand they don’t necessarily in the US, over immigration from Mexico, because often the Right wants cheap labour, or has a libertarian attitude to the movement of people). So, in Britain, governments, both Left and Right, have followed identical policies. No consultation has ever taken place, no protest has been allowed – to even mention the subject is to invite a baboon’s howling, whooping chorus of ‘Racist!’

This has left Britain, and several other European countries, with large, disaffected populations of religious fanatics, whose only instinct towards Western society is to destroy it, while (of course) sucking-up its benefits like so many parasitic ticks.

This makes for a very real difference between our experience of Islam and an American one. You have the awful prospect of facing an enemy who hates you and wishes you destroyed, but who lives abroad, while we, idiots that we are, have allowed in the Trojan Horse and are now facing the threat of destruction from within.

There is no obvious answer for us in Europe. The Dutch, the French, the Danes, the British – we all face a similar problem yet have the recent memory of Nazi atrocities paralysing us from taking action and allowing liberals (let’s call them that, as they are on both the Left and the Right) to act like a rebellious auto-immune system, destroying the host.

By rights, the time has come for forced repatriation en masse – even for those who were born in the West, in some cases. But it will not happen, because people are terrified of the implications, and liberals use those implications to silence opposition.

Sooner or later, I suspect, things will change. Back in the 1970s I predicted the next major war wouldn’t between the West and the USSR, but between the West and Islam.

I still think I was right.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 30, 2008, 5:44 pm

I’m back online with a new Dell.

Vista sucks so mightily I cannot aptly describe it.

PnB – I’m one of those Conservative atheists, and I want “…want to preserve what founded this country – that all men are created equal, endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights – limited government with an emphasis on the individual.”

What you said. Exactly. We can calmly agree that you worship your way, and I’ll worship (or not) my way. That’s cool. Seems to have worked out most of my life.

*and Vista just warned me I’m sending this over an unencrypted line. Asshats.*

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: March 30, 2008, 6:52 pm

Good luck with the Dell, McGoo – they do seem the best of the ones in the High St, I hear.

And as for Vista – has it reminded you to check your shoelaces aren’t coming undone yet?

Billyshit! Ugh!

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: March 30, 2008, 7:17 pm

After getting to know various atheists and non-religious people in the dexteroblogosphere (Jeff Goldstein, Ace, Laura W., and WickedPinto are some examples; now this includes S. Weasel, Uncle B, McGoo, and others on this site), I now have no problem with atheists and non-religious people. Unlike quasi-evangelical atheists (who want to convert everyone to atheism), Rightist atheists and non-religious are quite nice people. Sure, we have our differences, and they still disagree with religion and whatnot. But there’s no bad blood.

On the other hand, Leftist atheists and non-religious are insufferable pricks.

Good luck, Mr. McGoo.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: March 30, 2008, 7:29 pm

Muslihoon – actually, I’m not an atheist. I’m not even an agnostic, really.

If it hadn’t been co-opted by hippies and other assorted soap-dodgers, I’d probably call myself a heathen or pagan.

As it is, I tend to avoid labels altogether. At a pinch, I might accept ‘pantheist’.

Think Dylan Thomas and ‘The force that through the green fuse…’

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 30, 2008, 7:38 pm

Funny, I was thinking about that tonight, Musli. The proselytizing atheists and how I don’t have much in common with them. I have the occasional wild temptation to tease the religious, but I have no time for people who bitch about “god” being on the money or nativity scenes on public property.

I came to atheism via religion. I believe they come to atheism largely from ignorance of religion.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 30, 2008, 7:53 pm

I came to my “atheism” via serious skepticism all my life (I just can’t believe in a deity – sorry) and serious study. I read – everything I could stand when I was young. None of it convinced me.

But I have no problem with folks worshiping whatever they want, so long as it doesn’t impinge on my space and rights to do as I please (within reason, of course).

Live and let live. That’s my issue with the Towels. They won’t let me live.

BTW: Vista really, really sucks. I cannot emphasize that enough. Let me make it perfectly clear: Vista stinks like week-old dead horse in August. With mayonnaise.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: March 30, 2008, 7:55 pm

Actually, I suspect they come to atheism out of: ‘what do my parents believe? That’s what I’m against!’

Most Leftism is an extended, infantile rage.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: March 30, 2008, 7:56 pm

McGoo – that gets it said.

Comment from porknbean
Time: March 30, 2008, 8:18 pm

we all face a similar problem yet have the recent memory of Nazi atrocities

And that is so nihilistically sad as today’s violent jihad has it’s roots in Nazi Germany. Even the Nazi salute it there for all to see. Oh..the jihad has always been there from Mo’s murdering and thieving days, but the national socialism of Hitler (and the obscene oil wealth) gave it a shot in the arm for modern times.
I’m afraid the liberal neurosis, appeasement, and greased palms, has diabolically sunk us. I’m not afraid of jihad, I’m afraid of the lefties and their hold and destruction of our institutions…not to mention their inability to process and react to danger…and their wanting for the rest of us to ignore facts, history, and instinct.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: March 30, 2008, 8:19 pm

I came to atheism via religion. I believe they come to atheism largely from ignorance of religion.

It shows.

If you teased us, or anyone else here did, I’d hope we’d take it in good stride. We know y’all mean no harm.

Uncle B.: Sorry for misidentifying you. I used to think alternative (or lesser-know) religious groups’ people were utter Leftists. Then I encountered adolfo velazquez at Ace’s. He’s a neo-pagan witch or somesuch. As Rightist as I am, though. I learned to never assume a person’s politics by their religion.

On that token, I know a number of Latter-day Saints who are Dems (and one even further left of the Democrat Party) and complete idiots when it comes to politics. So, you never know.

BTW, Uncle B.: Did you know Jolly Ole is the source of much of America’s current Wicca/witchcraft and occult movements? Raymond Buckland, Gerald Gardner, Dorothy Clutterbuck (allegedly), Aleister Crowley, MacGregor Mathers, Alex Sanders, Doreen Valiente, Stewart and Janet Farrar, just to name a few: they are those who have exerted an immense amount of influence over American witchcraft and occultism.

PNB: Maybe I’ve naive or optimistic, but I don’t think the Left will prevail in this war. At some point (and when we will reach that point, I don’t know), the passed-over rabble (the much-maligned and scoffed-at Middle America) will get fed up and take things into their hands. This happened during World War II, and is only a natural response in self-defense by any polity. When that day comes, there will be a strong line dividing us (Americans) and them (disloyal traitors, saboteurs, fifth columns, and the like).

Consider how “oppressed” the Left was after 9/11. Not even the Dems dared to peep up. It was all togetherness and unity and God Bless America until the people began to move on. Even Jon Stewart had a stellar monologue when he came on for the first time after That Event. The popular patriotic sentiment will be so great that all of this PC garbage will be thrown out, along with all who peddle it.

The Islamists are all whining right now. And they believe their whining, that they’re being oppressed and persecuted, with police knocking down their doors simply because they’re supporting terrorism and are Muslims (but mainly because they’re supporting terrorism, which is their Constitutional right, dontchaknow). But wait until that day. Just wait. Then they will know what it means to be opposed. Those who stand with us will say so loudly. And those who do not will leave, be expelled, or sent to prison. They have the luxury right now of imagining up ridiculous accusations of fascism and persecution. In that day, when they do pipe up, we’ll simply show them the door. And boot them out if they don’t leave.

We’re the West. We don’t tolerate those who will destroy us.

And I see this to a degree in Great Britain. The people there are slowly getting fed up with the arrogant immigrants who’re spoiling their millennia-old nation. And with the elite which is enabling them.

I foresee deportation. More in Europe than in America. The reason is this: In Europe, the immigrants ghettoize themselves. They never assimilate. They can’t stay there if their ways will not be tolerated. But in America, people can easily melt into the American mainstream, into the American culture. Living in a ghetto is quite counterproductive to living here.

Which will also mean that pro-American Muslims will turn on their anti-American counterparts if only because the anti-American ones are threatening the existence and livelihood of the pro-American ones.

See, my family and I will be safe. We stand with America. We always have. We have little to no attachment with Pakistan or with Muslims. And we have a very deep-seated resentment towards terrorist and pro-terrorist Muslims. We never express it, but it’s there. And our attitude is spreading among Muslims, just as extremism is also spreading.

I foresee a very public and loud battle between pro-Western people of Muslim origins and anti-Western people of Muslim origin. We pro-Western people are getting very fed up with the idiocy and stupidity of the anti-Western people.

Uh oh. I better stop before S. Weasel bans me. Either for my rhetoric or taking up all of her bandwidth.

Comment from armybrat
Time: March 30, 2008, 8:21 pm

well, you could have been at my place this morning when I discovered that one of the wine coolers was a bit over active. The temp monitor said 16. So far, I’ve had 37 frozen bottles blow their corks. It really sucks to be me today.

Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: March 30, 2008, 8:22 pm

Would you believe we are having a forced Vista rollout at work? And we’re not going to be administrators on our own machines anymore? I’m pretty pissed. They should at least have waited for the second service pack. (I’m not sure exactly when the rollout is supposed to happen, though, so given the speed of bureaucracy, maybe it will be on SP2 by then.)

At least I don’t have a bunch of custom apps I have to rewrite, as many of my coworkers do…

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: March 30, 2008, 8:36 pm

Muslihoon: “BTW, Uncle B.: Did you know Jolly Ole is the source of much of America’s current Wicca/witchcraft and occult movements?”

Oh, yes.

It’s one of many things for which we genuinely need to feel contrition.

We did you no favours by exporting our tosh, and you have returned the compliment, threefold. Of course.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: March 30, 2008, 8:45 pm

Mrs Peel – It’s so hard to know where to turn, isn’t it? In a corporate environment, I realise, there’s no choice, the legions of the undead will make the decision for you.

But at home? Linux? I’m sorry… I’ve neither the time nor the patience. Mac? Might as well sell my soul…

Come back CP/M… all is forgiven (though heaven knows, there was little to forgive!)

Comment from porknbean
Time: March 30, 2008, 9:00 pm

While I was baptized as a babe, that was the extent of my religious education. Maybe that was a good thing.

I really didn’t start to learn about any of it until I became an adult. So, right now my ability to describe what I truly believe is too fragmented. Is there something better out ‘there’, I’d like to think so. If it gives comfort and inspires individuals to freely give of themselves to aid their fellow man/critter, I’m all for it. Do I put my faith in man? Not much, there aren’t too many you can trust, so it isn’t right to give one power over oneself.

I don’t see the Bible as a book of fairytales as some suggest. More like wisdom through the ages type of thing – natural law – and a historical document (seeing as how they are uncovering names and places of the Bible in recent archeological digs).

And to top it all off, just look around you. From plants with unpronounceable names, to sassy weasels, to the human body and the many things that can go wrong with it or not, to technology that allows us instant communications from all parts of the globe…..it is truly an amazing result of an alleged ‘big bang’.

Yeah, so while I won’t thump them on the head with it, I am raising my children in the Christian faith. It has done a ton more good for humankind than not and when life will inevitably throw a bag of dung their way, having strong faith in something will help them through.

And yes, live and let live.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 30, 2008, 9:15 pm

Mrs. Peel – Vista is flat-out unstable, IMHO. I’m running a brand new machine and have had two serious lockups so far and a bunch of mini-seizures (win explorer and IE freezing and then going gray and then terminating). Even the ol’ “three-finger-salute” didn’t do diddly – and I haven’t seen that since I got on XP back in 2002(?). I had to punch the power switch to get it to shut down. Unbelievable.

Good luck to you. You’ll need it.

Comment from porknbean
Time: March 30, 2008, 9:45 pm

Perhaps the biggest difference is that successive British governments have allowed a flood – no, a tidal wave – of immigration from the Indian subcontinent

It is all intentional. The Euro-Arab dialogue/Eurabia – anti-western, anti-Christian, anti-semitic, anti-American – was begun in the 70s. It is too profitable for both sides to stop. The arabs get to spread their hate and take over Europe without engaging in battle all the while selling us the rope (oil) to hang ourselves with, the euro-elites sell out their pushed for post-christian countries weakened by lefty policies, to get fat bank accounts and imagined positions of privilege amongst their overlords.

‘Eurabia’ – by Bat Ye’or

Comment from jwpaine
Time: March 31, 2008, 10:19 am

I, for one, welcome our new ant overlords.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: March 31, 2008, 11:31 am

From my British daily trivia calendar:
Yesterday’s anniversary was:
The first pencil complete with a rubber on the top was patented by Hyman Lipman (1858)

Yesterday’s quote was:
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Today’s anniversary:
The Eiffel Tower was officially completed (1889)

Comment from Anonymous
Time: March 31, 2008, 11:55 am

Curious, ain’t it? Here I am on a laptop running Vista, and I’ve not had any problems. Granted, I don’t tax the machine by any stretch, but it works pretty well for me.

Not sayin’ I like it, mind you, but it seems tolerable. That said, had moving not forced me (sorta, long story) to fire up this PC, I’d still be chugging happily away using XP.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 31, 2008, 12:03 pm

Interesting, anonymous – you’re the only person that I’ve read that’s had anything good (well, not bad) to say about it.

Oh, I will get used to it and figure out its foibles and limitations eventually, but it is not performing up to what I was used to with XP.

I have been digging into its guts for 12-15 hours now. Much progress has been made. It helps if you consider your whole PC as a web site or link.

Comment from porknbean
Time: March 31, 2008, 2:19 pm

Hey McGoo, when I’m done building my ark, would you like me and the husband to come by and pick you up?

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 31, 2008, 2:32 pm

*blub* What!? *blub* *splash* Huh? *blub-blub*

Got, I hate water. Except when the ol’ sugar is high.

What was it that W. C. Fields said when asked why he hated water?

Did he say, “Fish shit in it.” or “Fish fuck in it.”?

Jes’ doin’ my part on the ol’ cuss-o-meter ranking.

It’s crapping wolverines, here. Well, it was.

Vegetable soup. That will hit the spot hard enough to leave a bruise.

Comment from porknbean
Time: March 31, 2008, 3:15 pm

Bahh… tornado watch until 9 this evening. I wish the pissing wolverines – hey, maybe they’re diabetic – would knock it off for an hour. I have to run to the grocery store and to Walmart, they have a good deal on Mega roll Charmin. Gotta treat the tooshie right whilst floating in one’s ark.

Comment from porknbean
Time: March 31, 2008, 3:18 pm

Shhh…it just got quiet….gonna blaze. Kbai

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 31, 2008, 3:27 pm

It’s quiet … too quiet….

Comment from gnus
Time: March 31, 2008, 4:11 pm

Ooooops! Anonymous above, the one tolerating Vista, was me.

Just lucky, I guess.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 31, 2008, 4:32 pm

Gnus, I’m glad you’re not having issues with Vista. I’m hoping that my initial issues are a matter of loading dated s/w, copying files from burned cds and dvds, and pilot error.

I do know they moved control shit again – now I have to find it.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: March 31, 2008, 6:33 pm

Having involuntarily served as a beta tester for previous permutations of the Gates virus, I’m staying away from Vista until at least SP2.

XP Pro (not home edition! No! Not that!) suits me just fine.

Comment from iamfelix
Time: March 31, 2008, 7:14 pm

PnB — it is a ‘Fwench’ pussy willow. Not sure what the diff is between a french one and a regular one.

It will smoke, smell and, at some point, surrender its ground to your cilantro.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: March 31, 2008, 7:40 pm

I just loaded SP1 and (I think) SP2 for Vista, jw. Jeez! It took over 30 minutes to d/l and load. SP1 was 66meg (compressed) and loaded in 3 stages.

And I note no difference whatsoever in anything.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 31, 2008, 7:47 pm

Service Pack! He even besmirches the honorable tradition of bug fixes. Gates could teach ME a thing or two about weaseling.

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