Thursday, November 15, 2007

Alive and workaholic...

Yeah, I'm still here. And I can understand how people become workaholics. I fear I'm becoming one myself. No overtime is enough for me. I regularly stay beyond my mandatory seven hours and work 7-9 hours every Saturday. And here's the thing: I'm loving it. The burn-out can't be far off, but I'm determined to push it to the limit. I will earn what moolah I can before the possible crash.
I need to shave, but I can't be bothered. The beard is in Irish drunkard mode at the moment; however, it's slowly but inexorably approaching the Wolfman Jack stage. I know I'm going to have to tackle this facial keratin forest soon because the wife is starting to protest. If I leave it for much longer, she'll be protesting loudly. Shaving or nagging? Tough choice.
I hope I can write more seriously soon. Got a lot on my plate but can't bite off more than I can chew.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Chavez decries oligarchy while turning Venezuela into one

Hugo Chavez disgusts me. I hate that fat Commie faggot more than any other tin-Hitler world leader, and that's really saying something given my considerable rage at Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Fidel Castro, the House of Saud, Robert Mugabe and the Burmese junta. Oh yeah, and Ken Livingstone, who really is a third-world leader. He's the mayor of London. 'Nuff said.
But, as for Chavez, well, I've got to hand it to him. Who else would deal with a challenge to his authority by committing a Kent State-style counterpunch? Not even Ahmadinejad sent in his shock troopers when Iranian students were chanting "Death to the president!" (they didn't mean Bush) at Tehran University during a recent protest in the Islamic Republic.
No-one was killed in during the mêlée, which occurred after 80,000 Venezuelans protested against their president, but it demonstrates how committed Chavez' "21st century socialism" is to democracy. Not.
Chavez responded to the fracas by saying that "rich kids" were responsible for the on-campus violence and that, if he—El Gordo Fago—and his supporters responded in kind, "there wouldn't be a building standing belonging to this unpatriotic oligarchy." Imagine Chavez having the cojones—the sheer temerity—to talk of an oligarchy?
Even Chavez' supporters might tire of his anti-U.S. rhetoric. A recent Financial Times article states: "Venezuelans are accustomed to, and vigorously defend, the typical freedoms of a representative democracy. Venezuela is arguably one of the most pro-US cultures in Latin America, and even poorer Venezuelans dream of visiting Disney World for their holidays. Many Venezuelans are more obsessed by baseball than Bolivarianism." And an article for the New American Media website states that: "[A]nalysts here (Venezuela) are questioning how much further President Chavez can take his anti-yanqui rhetoric. Any rupture in commercial relations with the United States would directly impact Chavez's supporters. Plus, Venezuelans are increasingly fed up with confrontational politics, having endured them for more than seven years from both Chavez and opposition leaders."
How free can Venezuelans consider themselves when they have a leader who wants to significantly expand his powers by abolishing presidential term limits, give himself total control over the Central Bank and create new provinces governed by handpicked officials?
Also, let's not forget that Venezuelan law bars state security forces from entering the campus unless university authorities request it. Chavez officially declared that null and void.
Patricia Andrade, who heads the Venezuelan Awareness Foundation said, "'The government is creating chaos in the universities so that they will have an excuse to invade them. Wars are begun by the ones with the weapons, and the students don't have weapons—all they have is book bags.''
Andrade is right. Venezuela is in for a rough ride. A bit ironic that a democratically elected president should warp his country's constitution so much that Venezuelans will suddenly find themselves in the grip of a fascist... what's Chavez' favourite word? Oh yes, oligarchy.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Senseless slaughter does not equal superiority

This just goes to show that the U.S. is not the only country to suffer from gun rampages in schools. Canada, Britain, France, Germany and Sweden have all had their incidents of on-campus slaughters too. And now we can add Finland to the list.
An 18-year-old went on a rampage with a semi-automatic at his high school in a southern Finnish town, killing eight. He then, as is usually the case, turned the gun on himself.
Why did he do it? He considered himself above the human race. In a vid he shot for YouTube, he denounced humans and planned to deal with their inferiority. The t-shirt he wears in the video declares "Humanity is overrated."
But for all the student gunman's bragging about his superiority, he blew a pretty serious gasket and acted just like those he considered beneath him. He slaughtered, he killed, he committed several acts of homicide ... just like some humans do.
Of course, history is littered with those who considered themselves superior to the masses and never once hesitated to bring the hammer down upon them: Saddam Hussein, Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Idi Amin, Pol Pot ... The list just goes on.
And to that list, we can add this scumbag of a non-human. He wasn't a third-world leader, but whatever he was, whyever he was superior—neither of which he mentioned in his vid—he was, in the end, nothing but a psychopathic nutcase.
Know that what alarms me even more than humanity's greed, planet-raping or ignorance is senseless death, human or otherwise.
By trying to "teach the humans a lesson," he ended up just like one. And that, in addition to the innocent lives massacred, is what disgusts me greatly about this tragic story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

"Ooh, you're such a sexy hunter-gatherer!"

OK, we've got a so-called obesity crisis in this country (the U.K.), right? It's gotten so bad that the British are no longer allowed to make fun of bouncy-assed Americans because they're now well on their way to waddling—as opposed to walking—themselves. They've caught the couch-potato bug too.
We hear, nearly every day, about proposals to ban junk-food advertisements and that obesity-related health issues take up nine percent of our public health care budget. It is reckoned that 14 million people in this nation will be obese by 2010. And, as we've recently heard, obesity causes cancer.
Still with me?
So get a load of this particular madness: It was reported in today's The Daily Telegraph, in a fluff article entitled "The look of love," that smiling faces are more attractive than neutral or scowling faces. Well, bend me over and call me Doris, I wonder how much public money went into that study? I'm not much for smiling myself, but then I'm not looking to attract people to me. As far as I'm concerned, people are like flies—I like it very much when they keep their distance from me.
But, in a sidebar to the article, the researcher, Dr. Ben Jones from the College of Life Sciences at the Univeristy of Aberdeen, also wrote "In a hunter-gatherer society, where size is a signal that a person is successful, being overweight is a turn-on."
Say what?!
Being overweight is a turn-on? So why are so many women starving themselves in an attempt to achieve weight loss? Why are teenaged boys nearly just as prone to anorexia or bulimia as girls are? Why is British society—or the British media anyway—creating such a fuss over an obesity time-bomb that's about to explode on this island?
But then, Dr. Jones works in Scotland, one of the fattest areas on the planet, a place where people scoff deep-fried Mars bars and haggis like it's all going to be shipped overseas tomorrow for Americans to gorge themselves on.
Nevertheless, I would like to ask Dr. Ben Jones one question: What millennium is he living in? Hunter-gatherer society? The only people who hunt these days are toothless, monosyllabic rednecks who are as much of a danger to road signs as they are to animals, and those who gather are pack-rats. There is no—I repeat, no—environmental, physical or societal reason to be overweight at this point in the history of the human species. There just isn't.
Want to talk "signals of success?" What better feeling of accomplishment can a person feel from shedding 20 pounds or more? I ask you.
As for the overweight being attractive or a turn-on, suffice to say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If that's your cup of tea, go for it.
But if someone ever tells me that I should gain weight to embolden my powers of attraction, they're going to get one of my running sneakers shoved down their esophagus.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Kiddie-fiddling Krauts

What is up with the Germans? Can it be that their government officially promotes pedophilia and incest?
The German government's Ministry for Family Affairs provide booklets on parenting which assert that fathers do not pay enough attention to their daughters' vagina, and sexually messaging girls between the ages of 1 and 3 "is the only way the girls can develop a sense of pride in their sex." Amazingly, the booklet also claims that "the child touches all parts of their father's body, sometimes arousing him. The father should do the same." And, according to the booklet dedicated to the ages 4-6, children should be learning the movements of copulation from their parents.
Disgusted yet? Well, these booklets are obligatory reading in nine German regions. They are used in nurseries, kindergarten and elementary school. Author Michael O'Brien, who specializes in the West's "crisis of culture" and who investigated these government-sponsored sanctions of sexual manipulation of young children asked, "Will those children who are not liberated by their parents have special classes in their schools where they're introduced to these practices?"
Germany has become notorious for the blatant pornography in billboards and television advertisements. Teen magazines in the country publish photos of nude adolescents engaging in certain activities, photos which would be declared illegal in many other countries.
And the fun for Germany's youth doesn't end with being sexually messaged before the age of three and taught how to do doggie-style before six. They can sing songs about their sexual liberation as well. The German Federal Health Education Center has also produced a songbook entitled "Nose, Belly and Bum" ("Nose, Bouch und Po"), in which one of the songs declares, "When I touch my body, I discover what I have. I have a vagina, because I am a girl. Vagina is not only for peeing. When I touch it, I feel a plesant tingle." School plays are staged with a cuddly, smiling bear mascot who encourages the kiddie Krauts to sing along.
Bad enough the Germans started two world wars. Now they've gone completely in the other direction. They've started to destroy themselves.
How long can it be before other Western countries start following Germany's über-sick example? I joke about American liberals wanting to hand condoms out to five-year-olds, but now I'm seriously beginning to believe that could happen. I wouldn't be surprised if our Labour government here in Britain started copying this garbage.
I doubt if any futher commentary is required, except to say that while wanting to save children in strife-torn, impoverished areas of Africa and Asia is all very well, I think German children should be added to the list of those who require immediate attention—and of the non-sexual kind.