Annals Of Wingnuttery

Above: Dorothy Rabinowitz

Deepak Blames America
The media look within to explain the sick delusions of the Mumbai killers

  • If a certain weary amusement is the only effect worth mentioning, circa 2008, of an argument that some prattlings from Deepak Chopra and a sentence taken out of context from an eleven-week-old New York Times piece are typical of an imagined pro-terrorist, blame-America-first liberal media, then there is still an aesthetic frisson in finding such an argument attempted in the style of a phoning-it-in New Yorker writer of the 1950s (perhaps Brendan Gill, although Ved Mehta might also be mentioned in a spirit of ironic parallelism, viz. with the controversial Mr. Chopra). Ms. Rabinowitz, who is barking mad, was given the 2001 Pulitzer prize in Distinguished Commentary.

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Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist



But we still have 404 comments to go on the last thread.


The neocons ride again!



It’s a man, baby.


There was a moment in which I honestly wanted to ask why these right wing nitwits, who neither know nor care about anything in India or Pakistan, nor are motivated to follow the kinds of practices which might help one to know something, insist on commenting as though they were actual analysts or regional experts.

But then the moment passed because I remembered they are all, to a one, horrible douchebags who are dutiful robots whose job it is to yammer the right wing talking points until everyone dies of ear bleeding.


Nowhere in the extended list of root causes here was there any mention of the fanaticism and sheer mindless gullibility that is the prerequisite for the holding of such beliefs.



*shakes his fist impotently at an uncaring sky* DEEEEEPAK CHOOOOOOOOPRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

…not REALLY germaine to the discussion, I just do that everytime his name comes up. The git.



Thanks, Gavin.

I was starting to worry about MzNicky’s well being..



It’s really a myth that I am uncaring.

I care.

Just not that much.


Enraged Bull Limpet

That link’s pretty squirrelly, all right. ‘K, I’m definitely heading for the closet now to resurrect the rusty old piece.


Is there a job in America easier than right wing pundit? Find an offense, real or imaginary, and tut it to fucking death. I’ve been annoyed by Chopra at least 500 more times than her, but I don’t write op-eds about it and if I did, I sure as shit wouldn’t expect someone to pay me for it.


Is there a job in America easier than right wing pundit?

Wingnut welfare funding will make an interesting chart, shortly.

Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist

Is there a job in America easier than right wing pundit?

Fortune 500 CEO? Fail miserably, collect $250,000,000.



Thank you for protecting the innocence of that poor canine trapped w/ that lump of protoplasm.


A. Mammal


Its very ordinariness speaks volumes about this report. A piece written with evident serenity, the perversity of its conclusions notwithstanding

…aaahhh, irony, how I love you!


How the ebullient Dr. Chopra had come to be chosen as an authority on terror remains something of a mystery

I mean, well, christ doing jumping jacks, we’re talking about the media which has enshrined such wise men (and women) as Oliver “Ask Me About My Treason” North, Thomas “I was Just Talking With My Cabbie” Friedman, Steve “The Mooselims’ll Getcha If You Don’t Watch Out!” Emerson, and Anne “MMMMPH! MMNNNHPH!” Coulter to talk to us about geopolitics and terrorism. Why the fuck not ask Chopra?


The last time I was in Bombay I shat my pants on a city bus.


Sorry, but I can’t find much at fault with any column that ridicules Chopra, no matter who’s written it.


Please find another avocation, and please do it far away from the rest of us. Thanks for your cooperation.

Smiling Mortician

Anne “MMMMPH! MMNNNHPH!” Coulter

That’s pretty.


Nice pic but shouldn’t the dog have a cigarette?

Commander of the Scottish Contingent during the First Crusade

Here’s an excellent article from my good friend Baron Bodissey, one of our European allies in the defense of Western Civilization from the Islamic hordes.

His article gives the top ten reasons why the European Union is harmful to Europeans and why it should be dismantled.

“1. The EU Promotes Crime and Instability

The EU does not protect the peace in Europe. On the contrary, it undermines stability in the continent by dismantling border controls at a time of the greatest population movements in human history, with many migrants coming from politically unstable countries whose instability spills over to European states. Through its senseless immigration policies, the EU could become partly responsible for triggering civil wars in several European countries. Maybe it will be remembered as the “peace project” which brought war.

The European Union has created a borderless region from Greece to France and from Portugal to Finland, yet the citizens of these countries still pay most of their taxes to nation states whose borders are no longer upheld. It is ridiculous to pay up to half of your income to an entity that no longer controls its own territory or legislation. Unless national borders are re-established, the citizens of EU member states no longer have any obligation to pay taxes.

The EU promotes a ridiculous amount of laws and regulations, yet street crime largely goes unpunished and is growing increasingly common. Laws are used to punish the law-abiding while real criminals rule the streets, although this flaw is admittedly shared with many national governments. The EU makes a mockery out of the social contract every single day. As the authorities from Berlin via Amsterdam to London and Rome fail to uphold law and order, citizens have not just the right, but the duty to arm themselves in order to protect their property and the lives of their loved ones.

It is quite possible that we could indeed benefit from some form of European cooperation in defense of a shared civilization, but not in the form of the EU as it is today. The EU is not about cooperation for protecting the best interests of Europeans; it is about turning the entire continent into a Multicultural theme park while the natives get culturally deconstructed and demographically crushed. The EU is a large-scale social experiment conducted on hundreds of millions of people. It is not about economics of scale, it is about stupidity of scale.

The EU does not give Europeans a “voice” on the international arena. It’s a bureaucratic monster at best, a dangerous Utopian project at worst. It makes our enemies take us less seriously, not more. It is not about giving anybody a voice; it is about silencing the voices we already have, by depriving us of any say regarding our future and the destinies of our peoples.

2. The EU Weakens Europe’s Cultural Defenses

The EU is systematically surrendering the continent to our worst enemies. When French, Dutch and Irish voters rejected the EU Constitution, the EU elites moved on as if nothing had happened. When the Islamic world says that the EU should work to eradicate “Islamophobia,” they immediately consent to do this. When an organization ignores the interests of its own people yet implements the interests of that people’s enemies, that organization has become an actively hostile entity run by a corrupt class of abject traitors. This is what the EU is today.

The EU is deliberately destroying the cultural traditions of member states by flooding them with immigrants and eradicating native traditions. This is a gross violation of the rights of the indigenous peoples across an entire continent. Europe has some of the richest cultural traditions on the planet. To replace this with sharia barbarism is a crime against humanity. The European Union is currently the principal (though not the only) motor behind the Islamization of Europe, perhaps the greatest betrayal in this civilization’s history. Appeasement of Islam and Muslims is so deeply immersed into the structural DNA of the EU that the only way to stop the Islamization of the continent is to get rid of the EU. All of it.
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3. The EU Promotes a Bloated Bureaucracy

A study released by the organization Open Europe in August 2008 found that the EU employs an “army” of bureaucrats, and that the actual number of individuals required to run the EU is close to 170,000 — more than 7 times the 23,000 figure sometimes cited by the Commission.

According to them, “The legislative process of the EU is an extremely complex and opaque system, making it very difficult to identify how many people are actually involved in formulating, implementing and overseeing legislation. However, research by Open Europe, using limited available information, shows that just to draft and work out how to implement legislation the EU requires a bureaucratic staff of around 62,026 people. This figure reveals where the EU’s real legislative work is actually done: in committees, behind closed doors and out of the public eye. Most of the work takes place away from the core institutions within Expert Groups, Council Groups, and what are known as Comitology committees.”

Notice how this closed and secretive process of drafting legislation for half a billion people resembles that of a dictatorship. The EU follows a strategy of hide in plain sight and conceals the real power behind layers of bureaucratic complexities. This strategy was also followed with the drafting of the ridiculously long European Constitution.

If somebody presented you with a contract of hundreds of pages of more or less incomprehensible technical language which was to govern all aspects of your life and that of your children and grandchildren, and that person told you to just take his word for it that it is good and could you please sign on the dotted line, would you have accepted it? That is essentially what the EU has done regarding the fate of an entire continent, not just a single family. When some annoying people, such as the Dutch and the Irish, were unkind enough not to consent blindly to their new serfdom, the EU decided that they were bound by the contract they just rejected, anyway. It’s arrogance on a monumental scale, if not plain treason.

The EU is not yet a totalitarian entity, but it holds all the tools it needs to in order to become one. It has managed to corrupt the national elites to sell out the freedom of their peoples by inviting them to take part in the world’s largest racket, paid for by European taxpayers. The growing pan-European nanny state now interferes with every aspect of social and economic life, governed by an unaccountable and often hostile minority of social engineers who wish to impose their way of thinking on the majority.

4. Excessive Regulation and Centralization is bad for Freedom and for Prosperity

Europe once became a dynamic continent thanks to competition at all levels. It is now virtually impossible to find a sector of society that is untouched by the often excessive EU regulations. The EU functions as a huge superstate centrally directed by statists obsessed by regulations. They have learnt little from history, where central planning has been an almost universal failure. Here is what Nathan Rosenberg and L.E. Birdzell Jr. say in How The West Grew Rich: The Economic Transformation Of The Industrial World:

“Initially, the West’s achievement of autonomy stemmed from a relaxation, or a weakening, of political and religious controls, giving other departments of social life the opportunity to experiment with change. Growth is, of course, a form of change, and growth is impossible when change is not permitted. Any successful change requires a large measure of freedom to experiment. A grant of that kind of freedom costs a society’s rulers their feeling of control, as if they were conceding to others the power to determine the society’s future. The great majority of societies, past and present, have not allowed it. Nor have they escaped from poverty.”

Moreover, “Western technology developed in the special context of a high degree of autonomy among the political, religious, scientific, and economic spheres of social life. Is this high degree of autonomy indispensable to the successful application of technology to economic welfare? Few Western scientists would disagree with the proposition that a high degree of autonomy of the scientific sphere from political or religious control is essential to scientific advance. It is almost as clear that a similar autonomy, in much the same degree, is essential to the economic process of translating scientific advances into goods and services. The technological capability of a society is bound to be degraded if control of either scientific inquiry or innovation is located at points of political or religious authority that combine an interest in controlling the outcome of technological development with the power to restrict or direct experiment. In all well-ordered societies, political authority is dedicated to stability, security, and the status quo. It is thus singularly ill-qualified to direct or channel activity intended to produce instability, insecurity, and change.”

The European Union cannot be anything but anti-liberty because it concentrates far too much power in a centralized bureaucratic system that is almost impossible for outsiders to understand. As the Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek warned in The Road to Serfdom:

“To imagine that the economic life of a vast area comprising many different people can be directed or planned by democratic procedure betrays a complete lack of awareness of the problems such planning would raise. Planning on an international scale, even more than is true on a national scale, cannot be anything but a naked rule of force, an imposition by a small group on all the rest of that sort of standard and employment which the planners think suitable for the rest.”

5. The Lack of a Real Separation of Powers in the EU Invites Abuse of Power

We should study the work of the great eighteenth century French thinker Montesquieu, who admired the British political system. He advocated that the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government should be assigned to different bodies, where each of them would not be powerful enough to impose its will on society. This is because “constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go.” This separation of powers is almost totally absent in the European Union, where there is weak to non-existent separation between the legislative, the executive and the judicial branches, and where all of them function without the consent of the public. In short, a small number of people can draft and implement laws without consulting the people, and these take precedence over the laws passed by elected assemblies. This is a blueprint for a dictatorship.

In 2007, former German president Roman Herzog warned that parliamentary democracy was under threat from the EU. Between 1999 and 2004, 84 percent of the legal acts in Germany — and the majority in all EU member states — stemmed from Brussels. According to Herzog, “EU policies suffer to an alarming degree from a lack of democracy and a de facto suspension of the separation of powers.” Despite this, the EU was largely a non-issue during the 2005 German elections. One gets the feeling that the real issues of substance are not subject to public debate. National elections have become an increasingly empty ritual. The important issues have already been settled beforehand behind closed doors.

Free citizens should obey laws that are passed with the best long-term interests of their nation and people in mind. Most of the laws within the EU’s area are no longer passed by elected national representatives, but by unaccountable EU bureaucrats, some of whom could potentially have been bought and paid by our Islamic enemies with Arab oil money. As such, the citizens of these nations no longer have any obligation to obey these laws.

As Montesquieu warned, “When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner.” He also stated that “Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.” The current problem with the EU is not just the content of laws and the way they are drafted and passed, but also their sheer volume. Law-abiding citizens are turned into criminals by laws regulating speech and behavior, while real criminals rule the streets in our cities. This situation will either lead to a police state, to a total breakdown in law and order, or both.

6. The Lack of Transparency Leaves the EU Vulnerable to Hostile Infiltration

In order to have a system with government under public control, you need accountability and transparency. The EU fails miserably on both accounts. The reason why European leaders could commit a betrayal as large as the creation of Eurabia is not only because EU authorities are not formally subjected to the popular will, but just as much because they have made the decision-making process incredibly complicated and moved real power out of the public view.

There is every reason to believe that some of those claiming to be our representatives have been bribed and/or blackmailed by Muslim countries and other enemies to implement agendas hostile to our interests. No system is perfect, but a closed and non-transparent system such as the EU is particularly vulnerable to infiltration from outsiders and hostile foreign interests.

The “anti-discrimination laws” we now see in Western Europe are an indication that the democratic system no longer works as intended. These laws come from a small group of self-appointed leaders who respond to pressure from the Islamic world, not from their own people. The European political elites increasingly risk being seen as collaborators and puppets for our enemies because that’s in many cases how they act.

7. The EU Leads to Less Freedom of Speech

The EU does nothing to promote freedom in Europe, but rather spends a great deal of time trying to stamp out what’s left of it. The EU, in cooperation with Islamic countries, is rewriting school textbooks across the European continent to present a more “positive” image of Islam. The EU increasingly views the media and the education system simply as a prolonged arm of the state. This is the hallmark of a totalitarian state, which is what the EUSSR is gradually becoming. One gets the feeling that the EU’s concept of a “united Europe” means one nation, one people — and one allowed opinion. It is tempting to say one allowed religion as well: Islam.

According to British writer Daniel Hannan, “Eurocrats instinctively dislike spontaneous activity. To them, ‘unregulated’ is almost synonymous with ‘illegal’. The bureaucratic mindset demands uniformity, licensing, order. Eurocrats are especially upset because many bloggers, being of an anarchic disposition, are anti-Brussels. In the French, Dutch and Irish referendums, the MSM [mainstream media] were uniformly pro-treaty, whereas internet activity was overwhelmingly sceptical. Bruno Waterfield recently reported on a secret Commission report about the danger posed by online libertarians: ‘Apart from official websites, the internet has largely been a space left to anti-European feeling. Given the ability to reach an audience at a much lower cost, and given the simplicity of the No campaign messages, it has proven to be easily malleable during the campaign and pre-campaign period.’ The EU’s solution? Why, to regulate blogs!”

At the time of writing, it looks like the most radical proposals to regulate the blogosphere and independent websites have been watered down for now, but there is no doubt that the EU will make new attempts to censor the Internet, especially since the organization has successfully bribed much of the traditional media. The EU has encouraged pan-European laws against “racism and hate speech.” Every single action the EU has taken vis-à-vis these subjects have led to more restrictions of free speech, online and offline. There is no reason not to expect that trend to continue, especially since the EU tries consistently to placate Muslims and other immigrant groups in every way possible. The EU’s attempts to crush dissent and silence criticism of its ideas will become increasingly aggressive and hard to ignore.

8. The EU Fails to Consult its Citizens and Insults Them When Doing So

The Irish referendum in 2008 on the proposed EU Constitution/ Lisbon Treaty is a powerful testimony to the evil nature of the European Union. Before the referendum, a number of EU leaders made it perfectly clear that the Lisbon Treaty was virtually identical to the European Constitution which had been rejected by Dutch and French voters in 2005, and which should then presumably have been dead.

Former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing (the chief drafter of the Constitution) said: “the proposals in the original constitutional treaty are practically unchanged. They have simply been dispersed through old treaties in the form of amendments. Why this subtle change? Above all, to head off any threat of referenda by avoiding any form of constitutional vocabulary.” D’Estaing also said: “Public opinion will be led to adopt, without knowing it, the proposals that we dare not present to them directly… All the earlier proposals will be in the new text, but will be hidden and disguised in some way.” Spanish PM José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero said: “We have not let a single substantial point of the Constitutional Treaty go…” Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said: “Those who are anti-EU are terrorists. It is psychological terrorism to suggest the specter of a European superstate.”

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen admitted that he had not read the Lisbon Treaty in full, but nonetheless assured his people that it was good and that Irishmen should vote “yes” based on this assurance. He said that voters were being asked to give the EU a “more effective and efficient decision-making process.”

If a dictator decides to ignore the opinion of everybody else and implement policies as he sees fit without consulting anybody, this could be seen as a “more efficient” decision-making process from a certain point of view. Is it this kind of “efficiency” the EU is promoting? Mr. Cowen doesn’t say, but it’s tempting to speculate that the answer is “yes.” According to the words and actions of the EU elites, the will of the people is merely an annoying speed bump which slows down the implementation of their supremely enlightened policies.

After the referendum, when it was clear that the Irish would have none of this trick, the Irish EU Commissioner Charlie McCreevy revealed that he had not read the Lisbon Treaty himself: “I would predict that there won’t be 250 people in the whole of the 4.2 million population of Ireland that have read the treaties cover-to-cover. I further predict that there is not 10 percent of that 250 that will understand every section and subsection,” he said. “But is there anything different about that?” said the Commissioner, adding: “Does anyone read the finance act?” referring to the lengthy documents he drew up when he was finance minister in Ireland.

Let us repeat this again. This man stated — probably correctly — that not more than a couple of dozen people among millions of citizens actually understood the document they were supposed to vote over, yet he saw nothing inherently wrong with this. The EU Constitution/ Lisbon Treaty would finalize the transfer of authority to a new pan-European superstate with almost unlimited powers to direct the affairs and lives of half a billion people in dozens of countries, from Finland to France and from Ireland to Poland. The Irish responded in the only sensible manner, but European leaders made it perfectly clear that they would press on with the project of dismantling European nation states regardless of popular resistance.

French President Sarkozy and German Chancellor Merkel issued a joint statement saying they “hope that the other member states will continue the process of ratification.” The German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said: “The ratification process must continue. I am still convinced that we need this treaty.” The British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said the UK would press on with ratification: “It’s right that we continue with our own process.”

The President of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Pöttering stated: “The ratification process must continue” because “the reform of the European Union is important for citizens, for democracy and for transparency.” In other words: The reason the EU is tossing aside the verdict of the Irish people, as well as the French and Dutch people and numerous others who never got the chance to voice their opinion at all, is for “democracy.”

According to writer Martin Helme, it was always clear that the power elites were not going to accept an Irish “no.” After the first shock they would simply continue carrying out plan A:

“One of the most disgusting and outrageous talking points already being peddled by the Eurocrats and their friends in the liberal mainstream media is that 862,415 Irish voters have no right to block the desired goal of some 450 million Europeans. This distortion of truth should never go unchallenged. First of all, those few million Irish were actually the only citizens in Europe who were asked for their opinion. The rest of the 446 or so millions were never consulted. How can any politician claim that their voters want the ratification of EU constitution/Lisbon Treaty when the entire political class emphatically insisted on not asking the people? In fact, in many countries politicians openly admit that their voters would have done the same as Irish did, i.e. vote against the rotten thing. So it is not the few million Irish voters blocking the will of hundreds of millions of other European voters but very clearly a mass of Irish voters against a few thousand politicians and bureaucrats who make up the European power elite. Secondly, what happened to those 20 million French and Dutch voters who said no to the same document three years ago?”

The European Commission in April 2008 presented a new plan aimed at increasing EU citizens’ involvement in the decision-making process of the 27-nation bloc, as well as making it more popular. “We must consult citizens,” said the Swedish Commissioner Margot Wallström then. She is famous for her remark in 2005 that Europeans needed to approve of the proposed EU constitution or risk a new Holocaust. Three years after the Constitution was first rejected, and still with no Holocaust in sight, the EU no longer pretends to care about the will of the people. When Eurocrats talk about “consulting” citizens, they mean insulting them.

In April 2008, a demonstration comprising people from all walks of life and from most political parties convened in front of the famous and beautiful Staatsoper (State Opera) in the center of Vienna to demonstrate against the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty in the Austrian Parliament, which later occurred without holding a referendum. Opinion polls showed that a majority of Austrians were convinced, as they should be, that policy is determined almost exclusively by Brussels. They see local politicians as largely deprived of any power, and many of them were reluctant to grant even more power to the unaccountable EU.

Opinion polls from mid-2008 showed that a strong majority of the Dutch were still against the Lisbon Treaty, which is virtually identical to the Constitution that Dutch voters rejected by 62 to 38 percent in the 2005 referendum. Nevertheless, the Netherlands is going ahead with the ratification of the Treaty even after the Irish rejected it, said Premier Jan Peter Balkenende. The political elites are determined to continue a process which will essentially dismantle their country and reduce it to just another province in an emerging Eurabian superstate, and openly ignore their own people in order to implement this.

As Helme states, “Governments have willfully and knowingly gone against the will of the people, trashed their own constitutions, corrupted their courts to go along with it (thus trashing the rule of law) and started to govern without the consent of the people or the rule of law….This is the path that leads to revolution. Good! As Thomas Jefferson said ‘The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.’ I have a feeling that more and more people around Europe are ready for it. How about the politicians?”

9. The EU Undermines Political Legitimacy and Connections between Rulers and the Ruled

Proponents of the European Union claim that it is a “peace project.” But the EU is not about peace, it is about war: A demographic and cultural war waged against an entire continent, from the Black Sea to the North Sea, in order to destroy European nation states and build an empire run by self-appointed bureaucrats. This is supported by national politicians in order to enhance their personal power, by creating a larger political entity than their individual nation states and by ridding themselves of the constraints of a democratic society. The EU corrupts national political elites into betraying the people they are supposed to serve and protect.

Anthony Coughlan, a senior lecturer at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, states the following in an essay at the EU Observer:

“At a national level when a minister wants to get something done, he or she must have the backing of the prime minister, must have the agreement of the minister for finance if it means spending money, and above all must have majority support in the national parliament, and implicitly amongst voters in the country. Shift the policy area in question to the supranational level of Brussels however, where laws are made primarily by the 27-member Council of Ministers, and the minister in question becomes a member of an oligarchy, a committee of lawmakers, the most powerful in history, making laws for 500 million Europeans, and irremovable as a group regardless of what it does. National parliaments and citizens lose power with every EU treaty, for they no longer have the final say in the policy areas concerned. Individual ministers on the other hand obtain an intoxicating increase in personal power, as they are transformed from members of the executive arm of government at national level, subordinate to a national legislature, into EU-wide legislators at the supranational.”

EU ministers see themselves as architects of a superpower in the making, and can free themselves from scrutiny of their actions by elected national parliaments. According to Coughlan, EU integration represents “a gradual coup by government executives against legislatures, and by politicians against the citizens who elect them.” This process sucks the reality of power from “traditional government institutions, while leaving these still formally intact. They still keep their old names — parliament, government, supreme court — so that their citizens do not get too alarmed, but their classical functions have been transformed.”

The European Union is basically an attempt by the elites in European nations to cooperate on usurping power, bypassing and abolishing the democratic system, a slow-motion coup d’état. Ideas such as “promoting peace” or “promoting free trade” are used as a pretext for this, a bone thrown to fool the gullible masses and veil what is essentially a naked power grab.

The European Union is deeply flawed in its basic construction and cannot function as anything other than an increasingly totalitarian pan-European dictatorship, run by a self-appointed oligarchy. Indeed, there is reason to fear that it was designed that way. Power is concentrated heavily in institutions that are above the formal restraints of public consent and above the informal restraints of public scrutiny and insight. EU authorities can do more or less whatever they want to, as they do in relations to the Arab and Islamic world.

10. The EU Spreads a Culture of Lies and Corruption

After Irish voters had clearly rejected the Lisbon Treaty (the slightly changed, but otherwise recycled version of the European Constitution which had been rejected by French and Dutch voters earlier), Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen of Denmark said Ireland should be given less than nine months to work out its problems with the Lisbon Treaty prior to the EU’s parliamentary elections in 2009. Rasmussen said that the Irish “no” vote to the Constitution should not stop further work by the Union toward getting the treaty ratified. European leaders, including Danish ones, have generally preferred ratification of the EU Constitution without popular referendums because they know there is powerful resistance to it in many countries. It is meaningless to have referendums if they only come when the elites want them to, and these elites can ignore them if they dislike the results.

Mr. Rasmussen is a great example of how the European Union slowly destroys the democratic system and is deliberately designed to do so. He is supposed to follow the will of and interests of his people, but his actual loyalty lies with the rest of the EU oligarchy. He’s by no means the worst person among EU leaders; this isn’t about his personal flaws, it’s about the EU and how it eventually corrupts even otherwise decent individuals. A similar thing happened in Portugal, where the PM responded to calls from the leaders of Germany and France, not his own electorate.

The EU is a slow-motion coup d’état conducted against dozens of countries simultaneously. It is designed to empty all organs subjected to the popular will of any real power and transfer it into the hands of an unelected oligarchy. In fact, it’s worse than a coup d’état because this traditionally implied that a group of people seized control over a country. The EU doesn’t just want to seize control over nation states; it wants to abolish them. The EU is organized treason.

The EU elites react as one when faced with challenges to their power base from ordinary people. MEPs in the European Parliament as well as participants at every level of the EU system get very well-paid jobs for taking part in it, which means that their pragmatic interests lie with maintaining it. Their loyalty has been bought — with the tax money of European citizens — and transferred from their people, where it theoretically should be, to the EU. The EU is their pension plan, so to speak. When you challenge the EU, you thus constitute a direct threat to their personal financial interests, and they will respond accordingly.

Just like the Soviet Union, the European Union promotes a culture of lies and corruption which starts at the top and filters down to society as a whole. The EU system corrupts virtually everybody who comes close to it. It cannot be reformed, it can only be dismantled.”


Can we just put Deepak Chopra and this woman in a rocket together and fire them into the sun?


And why is she wasting journalistic real estate with this pap? And how did this drivel get past an editor?


Can we just put Deepak Chopra and this woman in a rocket together and fire them into the sun?

I suggest we lock them in basement closet together for a month. Much less expensive or technologically challenging. At the end of that time they should have bored each other to death.


and speaking of drivel, why is my scrolling finger so sore?


Anyone who would diss Dr. Chopra has obviously never been massaged with warm sesame oil.


Can we just put Deepak Chopra and this woman in a rocket together and fire them into the sun?

I vote we include Scotty and Baron Botty-cheese with them. They’ll have lots to talk about on the way, I’m sure.


I’d like to see Chopra and Rabidnowits in a death match on PBS, Bob Lehrer the referee. Bill Moyers can do the color commentary while Gwen Ifill calls the play by play. At the end, after Deepak has twisted her head from the neck, he cracks it on the gloor like an egg and eats her brains.

PBS – Be more.


Shorter “Scottish” Commander:

“Ctrl-A! Ctrl-C! Ctrl-V! I’m a big kid now!”


Shorter “Scottish” Commander:


Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist

“Ctrl-A! Ctrl-C! Ctrl-V! I’m a big kid now!”

That’s what I figured, but is the stuff it’s copying crappily punctuated to begin with, or does it go through and fuck up all the commas and apostrophes?

Enraged Bull Limpet

cracks it on the gloor like an egg

Now, now: sometimes it takes a courtroom to get the best results.


She won a Pulitzer? Sheeeit.

What’s the deal with Pulitzers over the last decade or so? Did someone decide that they needed to encourage journalistic dipshittism by periodically awarding Prizes to truly outstanding nosepickers?

Commander of the Scottish Contingent during the First Crusade

Deepak Chopra is an anti-American swine. If I ever met him in person, I’d punch him in the gut.


is there a difference between commas and apostrophes?


(other than elevation, that is)


Did someone decide that they needed to encourage journalistic dipshittism by periodically awarding Prizes to truly outstanding nosepickers?

Well they did give one to MoDo.


Here’s an excellent article from my good friend Baron Bodissey, one of our European allies in the defense of Western Civilization from the Islamic hordes.

Here’s me, printing out your polemic and using it to wipe after taking a hugely satisfying dump.

Commander of the Scottish Contingent during the First Crusade

That’s a very unlady like thing to say Jennifer. Women should never discuss bowel movements, or admit to “taking a dump.”


Wingnut welfare funding will make an interesting chart, shortly.

That raises an interesting point…I’ve been wondering why all the usual suspects haven’t already started running ads on “universal healthcare = SOCIALISM!! OOGA-BOOGA!!” yet…then it occured to me…maybe corporate America has finally shit the bed so bad they don’t have the spare nickels to waste on trying to convince people to oppose good ideas.


That’s a very unlady like thing to say Jennifer. Women should never discuss bowel movements, or admit to “taking a dump.”

Well, okay then…here’s me ripping off your fucking head and taking a shit down your gaping neck.


Commander of the Scottish Contingent during the First Crusade

I’ve tried to keep quiet, but I just can’t hold it in any longer. I have to tell everyone that Teh Muslims!!!!!!!!1’s diatribes are extensive and frequent and are laden with orchidaceous words like “parallelogrammatical” and “physicophilosophical”. In the rest of this letter, I will use history and science (in the Hegelian sense) to prove that Muslims!!!!!!!!1’s co-conspirators are easily manipulated. I myself have taken the liberty of letting Muslims!!!!!!!!1 know that he complains a lot. What’s ironic, though, is that he hasn’t made even a single concrete suggestion for improvement or identified a single problem with the system as it exists today. He has been trying for some time to convince people that the Queen of England heads up the international drug cartel. Don’t believe his hype! Muslims!!!!!!!!1 has just been offering that line as a means to fuel inquisitions.

Of perhaps even more concern is that I can guarantee the readers of this letter that the facts as I see them simply do not support the false, but widely accepted, notion that Muslims!!!!!!!!1’s newsgroup postings epitomize wholesome family entertainment. If it weren’t for lubricious champions of deceit, lies, theft, plunder, and rapine, Muslims!!!!!!!!1 would have no friends. Well, sure; his peons like having a stamp of assurance from him that what they’re doing is fashionable, or at least acceptable, but that doesn’t change reality. A central fault line runs through each of his arguments. Specifically, he claims to be fighting for equality. What Muslims!!!!!!!!1’s really fighting for, however, is equality in degradation, by which I mean that everything I’ve said so far is by way of introduction to the key point I want to make in this letter. My key point is that if Muslims!!!!!!!!1 is victorious in his quest to herald the death of intelligent discourse on college campuses, then his crown will be the funeral wreath of humanity.

For heaven’s sake, hooliganism is not merely an attack on our moral fiber. It is also a politically motivated attack on knowledge. Muslims!!!!!!!!1’s hypnopompic insights will cause more harm than good, don’t you think? Similarly, if we don’t discuss, openly and candidly, a vision for a harmonious, multiracial society then Muslims!!!!!!!!1 will insist that our society be infested with antipluralism, communism, Dadaism, and an impressive swarm of other “isms”. This message has been brought to you by the Department of Blinding Obviousness. What might not be so obvious, however, is that for Muslims!!!!!!!!1’s crafty plans to succeed, he needs to dumb down our society. An uninformed populace is easier to control and manipulate than an educated populace. Sometime soon, schoolchildren will stop being required to learn the meanings of words like “protobasidiomycetous” and “superphlogistication”. They will be incapable of comprehending that Muslims!!!!!!!!1’s eccentricity is surpassed only by his vanity and his vanity is surpassed only by his empty theorizing. (Remember his theory that blackguardism is a wonderful thing?) I’ll finish this letter by instructing you not to blindly accept my words or those of others as truth. Investigate, discriminate, and question everything not proven. Only by doing so can you determine for yourself that the most significant aspect of Teh Muslims!!!!!!!!1’s mentality and its lack of refinement is the closeness of Muslims!!!!!!!!1’s way of thinking in general to the way that backwards grifters think in particular.


Okay, “Scotsman on a horse” has become tiresome. Time for him to go.


Hey, I just realized! Ms. Rabinowitz has stolen Number Six’s* jacket!

*Actually not a number; is a free man.


Okay, “Scotsman on a horse” has become tiresome. Time for him to go.

Agreed. When stupidity starts taking up this much space, it’s time to go to pie-land.

Hey, I just realized! Ms. Rabinowitz has stolen Number Six’s* jacket!

You’re being unmutual.


Women should never discuss bowel movements, or admit to “taking a dump.”

My German friend, and several others, disagree.

They disagree strongly.


He said “anals of wingnuttery” he he hehhehe

Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist

Women should never discuss bowel movements…

Typical patriarchal rightard. What if these women are colorectal surgeons or belong to some other dignified yet poop-related profession like sewer system designers? What then?!? Are you saying women can’t be doctors or civil engineers?


No true Scotsman is a tedious, 1994-usenet-era-netiquette-breaking jitbag.

Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist

Are you saying women can’t be doctors or civil engineers?

And now that I think on it, women who work as prostitutes administering Cleveland Steamers are far more dignified than right-wing scroll trolls. And discussion of bowel movements would figure at least incidentally in their line of work. And would the Republican convention be any fun for its attendees without these brave women?


Xecky, you silly thing, you. It mostly aint brave women who bring the goods to the R conventions.


anals of wingnuttery

Now there’s a redundant phrase.

Commander of the Scottish Contingent during the First Crusade said,

I think she has excellent spirits. Ah! Said the by the highsouled
and heroic krishna of dasharhas says herself that you had
told her to remain where said the priest, turning round,
and spreading in the militia battalion of morgan’s regiment.

Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist

It mostly aint brave women who bring the goods to the R conventions.

Damn! You’re right.

I’m still too much of an innocent, clearly.

Commander of the Scottish Contingent during the First Crusade

Gigabytes von Porno (ALLE Altersgruppen verfuegbar 😉


Wow, listen to her royal ‘We’ in that article. It positively reeks of it. Almost like she an imperial scribe. oh….


Is this like that Monty Python sketch where everyone in the world is turning into Scotsmen, and Saul or Troof or Gary Ruppert has just turned into the Commander of the Scottish Contingent during the First Crusade?

I miss Bruce.


Wow, listen to her royal ‘We’ in that article.

Fleas or other parasites.


You know, maybe we should arrange some manner of nutjob marriage between hoodoo reactionary Rabinowitz and hoodoo progressive Chopra.

Seriously. It’s a match made in heaven.

Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist

Larry King — awash perhaps, in happy molecules — thanking guest Dr. Chopra for his extraordinary enlightenment.

It really is something to see an opinion columnist – a decorated member of the media – using a media platform to write a sloppy piece about how stupid the media are.

There’s got to be a word to describe this, something that combines “stupid” and “decadent” but which is much more insulting.



I can understand it would be irritating to point out mistakes that allow crimes to occur – but you’d think people would get that it’s better to be irritated than to not repeat key mistakes.

If someone’s cars keep getting stolen, and you point out that their cars are easy to steal because they keep leaving their keys in it overnight, are you saying the car thieves aren’t criminals and shouldn’t be punished?

Of course, I understand that we’re not dealing with the ideological, not the logical. But, cripes.


You know, maybe we should arrange some manner of nutjob marriage between hoodoo reactionary Rabinowitz and hoodoo progressive Chopra.

I sense a sitcom focused on sexual tension and banter that will run for eight seasons! You’ve hit a goldmine, sir!


“Nor did we hear, in these media meditations, any particular expression of sorrow from the New Delhi-born Dr. Chopra for the anguish of Mumbai’s victims: a striking lack, no doubt unintentional, but not surprising, either.”

I’m having a flash back to high school. I guess this is Pulitzer material.

“Also commending him, perhaps, is his well known capacity to cut through all sorts of complexities to make matters simple. No one can fail to grasp the wisdom of a man who has informed us that “If you have happy thoughts, then you make happy molecules.”

This sums up her approach. Smile demurely at the deluded liberal, then plant the knife firmly in his back. Sweet. I bet she’s great fun at parties.


Here’s an excellent article from my good friend Baron Bodissey, one of our European allies in the defense of Western Civilization from the Islamic hordes.
Looking on the bright side, perhaps this will dispel any lingering belief that our designated gobshite is interested in any way in the accuracy or logical cogency of the claims he regurgitates here, and might pay some attention to a systematic rebuttal thereof (as opposed to being interested in them only for their irritant value).


Jeezus, that was a lot of screen real-estate to take up when a simple “I like pie” would have sufficed. Even the Malfunctioning Glenn Reynolds Robot is more coherent.


G.B. Kaus has his own flailing about in Salon trying to pin the Mumbai massacre on teh Lubral Media or some such blowology, who can really tell?
Seems to be a gathering storm in wingnutland as the winged hordes return to Castle Deranged after their flights to unspecified destinations.


The wingnut storm gathers even more:

Let’s hasten to add that by no means should the BBC alone be singled out. When it comes to terrorists and their grievances, nearly all the Western media have provided them with a rich diet on which to feed.

I’m hungry. How ’bout you?


Yeah. It should be called “leaving a dump”, amirite?


“Did you take a dump?”

“Why, is one missing?”


Only by doing so can you determine for yourself that the most significant aspect of Teh Muslims!!!!!!!!1’s mentality and its lack of refinement is the closeness of Muslims!!!!!!!!1’s way of thinking in general to the way that backwards grifters think in particular.

I blame secular judges.


I miss Bruce.

Do you? I’ve been assuming the ‘Scottish Contingent’ dumpster *was* you-know-who, although it could be an ahistorical homage by a similarly relentless drinker from the poisoned well…


I’ve been assuming the ‘Scottish Contingent’ dumpster *was* you-know-who

Truthie is an agent of acidic Jews, who control the Masons, who in turn control the U.S. Postal Service. Although he claims to be a patriot, his words are like fluoride to a badger, in as much as it causes Mad Cow Disease in them…


The Scottish Contingent are a super-secret sect of the Illuminati, with membership drawn from the Council on Foreign Relations, the British Institute of International Affairs, the Trilateral Commission, the Black Hand Society, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. No relation to Scottish Rite Freemasons, oddly enough.

The Scottish Contingent

No relation to Scottish Rite Freemasons, oddly enough.

Aye, we’ll have naught to do wi’ that lot o’ splitters!


There’s got to be a word to describe this, something that combines “stupid” and “decadent” but which is much more insulting

The words “White House Press Corps” were already taken.


As for taking a dump, I sort of prefer pinching a loaf or laying a coil, myself. Dropping the kids off at the pool has a certain charm, as well.


Colonel Richard Hindrance (Mrs)

Curling off a tusk…


Peak wingnut troofer alert.

Man in Taj speaks to BBC. Man soon after killed by Mumbai gunmen. QED, the BBC leaked said man’s location to terrorists.

If I may… Gateway speaks to Doughy. Gateway soon after dirties y-fronts. QED, Doughy told Gateway how to touch cloth.


lose the new troll. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Dorothy should instead investigate why millions of innocent high-school students were subjected to Gotham Chopra (his UBER-talented son) on those awful ‘channel 1’ educational broadcasts.


I’m with Diana Trent on “Waiting for God” when she wondered earnestly: “Why did we ever stop massacring the Scots?”


Shorter David Brooks:

Barack Obama and his team should put into action a foreign policy doctrine that builds on some of the ideas developed during George W. Bush’s term.

No, seriously, that was the summary paragraph in the NYT which introduced his column. Hee hee.


Crazy alert in aisle 8.


Gah, Simba, a little warning, maybe? I didn’t look at the date before paging through that comments thread, and I thought Dr. BLT was back. It’s bad enough that Creed want to get back together.


Crazy alert in aisle 8.

Oh, my.

.in the future,something will be discovered,that will give evidence,to talking animals,besides,parrots,minor birds.

Minor birds – as opposed to, of course, major birds.

,,,who knows,,,,some snakes today still have legs,as the genesis snake had legs.maybe,you never thought about this

He’s perfectly correct on that last part – no, I had never thought about this.

(And the “dinosaur that breathed fire” from the original post… oh. migod. And how could the Creation Science Museum not refer to the atomic reactor at the center of the Earth that sent out radiation through the gold layer that turned it into healing rays?)


as opposed to, of course, major birds.

I didn’t even know birds used military ranks. Except for, you know bald eagles and stuff…

Leon Trotsky, Exile-in-Mexico

Sam the Eagle’s a brigadier general.


This is a boring, short thread with a boring (probably short) c&p troll. I’ll fix that:

Circumcisions are great! Prussian blue!

There. That oughta do it.


Maybe he meant “miner birds”, like the parakeets used to detect methane leaks?

Leon Trotsky, Exile-in-Mexico

I think the most annoying part of that crazy (thanks a lot, Simba!) is the flagrant abuse of commas.

The English language is not meant to be tortured in that method!

Leon Trotsky, Exile-in-Mexico

or perhaps he meant juvenile and neonatal birds. Not many know this, but eggs can talk!


Dorothy is usually better than this. this is horseshit. a fun exercise would be to change all the “9/11 planning references” from USA/Israel to Saddam/Iraq and the “muslim world” reference “to 30 percent of Christianist Americans, all of them GOP voters.” bingo.


Why is it, when I look at Dorothy, I keep hearing “No more wire hangers!”?


It’s bad enough that Creed want to get back together.


First Hootie and now CREED????

Obama really IS the Antichrist! That’s TWO of the Four Horsemen!


There’s got to be a word to describe this, something that combines “stupid” and “decadent” but which is much more insulting.

The “Corner” at NRO.


Man, reading that article was like trying to read a taco……

Rusty Shackleford (not that one)

The old clam makes one decent point, albeit indirectly: Deepak Chopra is an idiot.

Shorter Commander Of The Scottish Hordes

I am scared of brown people. Really scared of them. In fact, I am scared literally shitless of anybody who doesn’t look like me.


Here’s an excellent article from my good friend Baron Bodissey, one of our European allies in the defense of Western Civilization from the Islamic hordes.

Y’know, that’s the name of a cross-dressing hooker down on Duvall Street in Key West. I’m not sure you really want to know him. Or maybe you do!

He was buddies with mAnn Coulter….


As you can see, Commanderguy, I’m well-versed in my Jack Vance novels.


In fact, I am scared literally shitless

Is that why you don’t like women talking about poop? Problems with mommy and toilet training?


I thought Dorothy Rabinowitz did movie reviews for WSJ. She was wrong about everything then as well.

Jennifer is my new hero. heroine.


(And the “dinosaur that breathed fire” from the original post… oh. migod. And how could the Creation Science Museum not refer to the atomic reactor at the center of the Earth that sent out radiation through the gold layer that turned it into healing rays?)

With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the spitting high tension wires down.
Helpless people on a subway train
Scream bug-eyed as he looks in on them.
He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town.

Oh no, they say hes got to go
Go go godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go go godzilla, yeah

RIAA Napster Patrol

Who keeps posting song lyrics here?

You will be hearing from our lawyers!


Joe, you gotta update those lyrics, man…

Hear my cries, hear my call
Lend me your ears, see my fall
See my errors, know my faults
Time halts, see my loss

Know I’m lacking, backtracking
Where I met you, pistol packing
Itchy finger, trigger happy
Try to trap me, bad rap

Wiretap me, backstab me
Break the faith, fall from grace
Tell me lies, time flies
Close your eyes, come with me

Come with me, come with me
Come with me, come with me
Come with me, come with me
Come with me, come with me

I’m a take you with me

I wanna to fight you, I’ll fuckin’ bite you
Can’t stand nobody like you,
You can’t run, you can’t hide
No surprise, close your eyes

Come with me!!!
I’m a take you with me

I’m here to stay forever
And ever and a day, that’s never
Come with me

Huh huh, yeah
Huh huh, yeah
Huh huh, yeah
Huh huh, yeah

Huh huh, yeah
Huh huh, yeah
Come with me

RIAA Napster Patrol

The only song lyrics that you can post here are for Louie Louie. I’ll save you evil liberals some time and post them for you:

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(unintelligible) (unintelligible)
(unintelligible) (unintelligible) (unintelligible) (unintelligible)
(unintelligible) (unintelligible) (unintelligible) (unintelligible)

(unintelligible) (unintelligible) (unintelligible)
(unintelligible) (unintelligible) (unintelligible) ?
(unintelligible) (unintelligible) (unintelligible) !

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Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist

I sort of prefer pinching a loaf or laying a coil…

How about hanging a rat? I never understood that one.


I’m convinced. The first thing on Obama’s to-do list should be the dismantling of the European Union. It’s too important to be left to the Europeans.


“Did you take a dump?”

“Why, is one missing?”

“I need to take a shit.” “Well, don’t take one of mine! I only have three left and the weekend is coming up.”

We say take a shit and take a piss, but you don’t take ’em–you leave ’em.

“I left a shit, Bill.” “Jeez, where’d you leave it this time? Last year, the kids didn’t find it ’til Easter.”

Ahhh, George Carlin. How I miss you…


First Hootie and now CREED????

relax. We survived the Eagles reunion…


We survived the Eagles reunion…

but, but, but, the Eagles are good!

(sorry, I’m from the 70s. I blame the polyester…)


Agreed. Polyester abuse is a tragedy.

sorry, I’m from the 70s.

Myself, I’m from Wisconsin.


I’m not sayng that our Doktorling is growing into a hacker, but she’s already announcing her lavatorial intentions in terms of core-dumps and downloading.


I’ve had a bad night, and I hate the fuckin’ Eagles.


The Fucking Eagles really aren’t that bad.


I didn’t even know birds used military ranks.
Adjutant bird, meet Woodrowfan. Woodrowfan, Adjutant bird.
Is it too late for the joke about ‘transporting mynahs across staid lions”?


sorry, I’m from the 70s.
Myself, I’m from Wisconsin.

Both are known for their cheese…


Is it too late for the joke about ‘transporting mynas across staid lions”?

nope, never, nor is it too late for the roo-roo joke…


You say ‘mynas’, we say mynahs.
Apparently Steeleye Span have a song about them.


Is Steeleye Span a real thing or is that just the way an old Jewish person would dismiss Steely Dan?


Well if you’re going to be pedantic about it, no, Speeleye Span were not a real thing. In fact they were only an excuse for folkies to start rabbitting on about how much better cider used to be in the Good Old Days, before this watery sweet fizzy piss you get these days , and to fantasise about Maddy Prior’s boobies.
As if they needed an excuse.
Oy, mate, I already told you, we don’t serve Snakebites here! That’s it! You’re barred!


Speeleye Span were not a real thing

That’s not what my Google says.

Not sure how representative that is of their music, though, since it’s on a kid’s show.


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