Wednesday, November 28, 2007

If One Language Is Good Enough For France, Why Not Amerca?

America used to be the "Melting Pot" where immigrants would come and assimilate into their new country's culture, adopting its language and customs. No thanks to the poisonous, suicidal ideology of liberalism, to even suggest that English be the official language of our government (or even the private sector) is to invite much opprobrium and accusations that you are a slew of "-ist" pathologies. It is now un-American to suggest that people who come here try to fit in with the rest of us Americans.

John Fund talks about Nancy Pelosi and the fascist Democrats willingness to tell an overwhelming majority of Americans to get stuck on this subject.

The U.S. used to welcome immigrants while at the same time encouraging assimilation. Since 1906, for example, new citizens have had to show "the ability to read, write and speak ordinary English." A century later, this preference for assimilation is still overwhelmingly popular. A new Rasmussen poll finds that 87% of voters think it "very important" that people speak English in the U.S., with four out of five Hispanics agreeing. And 77% support the right of employers to have English-only policies, while only 14% are opposed.

But hardball politics practiced by ethnic grievance lobbies is driving assimilation into the dustbin of history. The House Hispanic Caucus withheld its votes from a key bill granting relief on the Alternative Minimum Tax until Ms. Pelosi promised to kill the Salvation Army relief amendment.

[T]he public is ready for leadership that will forthrightly defend reasonable assimilation. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger won plaudits when he said last June that one way to close the Latino learning divide was "to turn off the Spanish TV set. It's that simple. You've got to learn English." Ruben Navarette, a columnist with the San Diego Union-Tribune, agreed, warning that "industries such as native language education or Spanish-language television [create] linguistic cocoons that offer the comfort of a warm bath when what English-learners really need is a cold shower."

But the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency that last year filed over 200 lawsuits against employers over English-only rules, has a different vision. Its lawsuit against the Salvation Army accuses the organization of discriminating against two employees at its Framingham, Mass., thrift store "on the basis of their national origin." Its crime was to give the employees a year's notice that they should speak English on the job (outside of breaks) and then firing them after they did not.
(The irony of Ahnuld lecturing people to learn English - he's been here for 39 years and still has a heavier accent than an Asian kid would have after 39 weeks - shall go unremarked upon by me.)

If I were to move to France and demand that they speak English to show sensitivity to my po' widdle feewings, they'd snarl, "Obtenir de l'enfer ici, vous stupides d'Amérique" back at me. Mexico has their southern border braced against invaders and then turns and blasts us for our feeble feints at building a Potemkin wall. This is what fuels Tom Tancredo's one-issue campaign - you ask him what he had for lunch and he'll go off on illegal immigration - and his supporters, people who are sick and tired over being called xenophobic racists because they want immigrants to follow the process their European ancestors did.

I wonder if any of the Stupid Party clowns (other than Tancredo) will take a strong, SERIOUS, FOR REALS, stand on securing our borders and defining our English-speaking culture or whether they're too busy trying to pander to the Latino vote?

If You Stay In Hotels, You'll Want To See This!

Is your hotel cleaning crew really cleaning things in an effective manner? Watch this and try not to reflexively think that perhaps Howard Hughes wasn't so crazy.

I feel like I need a tetanus shot after watching that. Ugh.

The Question We Won't Be Seeing Answered Tonight.

The Stupid Party candidates are on deck for tonight's CNN/YouTube "debate" where the questions - specially chosen to make them answer stuff along the lines of "Are you still beating your wife?" - come from the people (or snowmen). Here the one that won't be asked and answered:

(h/t: Malkin's Haus o' Blog-Flavored Pancakes)

Quand Drag Queens Attaque: Deuxième Partie!

Hot on the fabulous heels of this item comes word that French police detained a 'drag queen' over 18 gay murders.

French police have detained a 68-year-old man -- reported to be a 'drag queen' performer -- suspected of murdering 18 mainly homosexual men, a judicial source said Wednesday.

The murders were committed between 1980 and 2002 in eastern France and the Paris region.
With another wave of Muslim rioters shooting up the French gendarmes, there's a little irony that they've busted a guy for doing what the rioters would also like to do: kill homosexuals.

A commenter at Michelle Malkin's site suggested, "They should send in their battle-hardened Iraq War veterans to...oh, wait..." Heh.

Have you heard about the French guns? They've never been fired and only dropped once. Try the veal!

18 Months Later, It's Still Brilliant.

I came across this while surfing and couldn't help but marvel at how simply brilliant this OK Go video is. Filmed in 17 takes, one copy posted on YouTube has been viewed 25,623,724 times at this posting. Factor in all the duplicates all over teh Intarwebz and it's got to be easily in the mid-30 millions by now.

The next time you see some uber-budgeted extravaganza video, ask yourself if it's more entertaining that this.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

For You Red Shirts Out There...

This has got to annoy you:

(h/t: Joystiq)

When Drag Queens Attack!!!

I'm thinking "LaToya: Queen of the Drive-Thru" here for some reason.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Epic "Wheel of Fortune" Failure

If you thought the "South Park" episode where Randy Marsh faceplants on the puzzle "People Who Are Annoying" with the letters "N_GGERS" in the board was far-fetched, check out this idiot who, with $62,400 in the bank and only THREE letters left to guess, can't solve the puzzle and then guesses a wrong letter.

On this day before Thanksgiving, be thankful that you don't have to carry this shame around.

Friday, November 16, 2007

The Real Places on the Back of Your Money.

Check out four cool pictures of the Washington D.C. landmarks on the backs of the $5, $10, $20, and $50 bills held up in front of the real buildings. Neat!

Dems "Diversity" Summed Up Tidily.

Liberals like to spew the myth that they are "diverse" and "tolerant" while enforcing strict ideological conformity by force of speech codes and whatnot. In a throwaway Corner post, Jonah Goldberg echoes my attitude thus:

Anyhow, here we have the GOP field: a pro-choice, pro-gay rights, etc, etc, is the frontrunner in the national polls. The frontrunner in the New Hampshire and Iowa polls, is a former pro-choice Mormon, former governor of one of the most famously liberal states whose healthcare policies are reminiscent (at the state level) of Hillary Clinton's. Then there's John McCain, a pro-campaign finance reform, industry regulating, and amnesty supporting opponent of tax cuts who not long ago graced the cover of the New Republic as perhaps the best nominee the Democrats could have. Fred Thompson opposes the human life amendment, but is a supporter of a states' rights approach to abortion. The rising star on the right is Mike Huckabee who displays little love for the free market, and considerable love of tax hikes. His feelings toward federalism seem to be the opposite of Thompson's. Oh and there's that Ron Paul guy who has the support of many of the most fired up activists and he wants to pull-up America's stakes around the globe and cut the size of government by 18 trillion percent.

But, ah yes, the Democratic Party is the party of real diversity — defined as a black, an Hispanic, a Southern white guy, and a woman who all believe pretty much the exact same thing.
What he leaves out is the aspect that one of the biggest reasons the Stupid Party isn't assured of defeating the bitter, criminal, radical Evita that is Hillary! is that real conservative voters find many of the Stupid Party candidates liberal positions to be deal-breakers for supporting them. While Hillary! makes the least amount of moonbat noises thanks to a well-honed ability to lie like a rug, the Stupid Party field is populated with weak cheese doofuses who all want to claim the mantle of Reagan without actually sharing the principles. This is a very sad time for our Republic.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Pork & Defeat: The Dems Breakfast of Losers

Hugh Hewitt sez:

Reid's threat provides a great moment of clarity about the Democrats' deep investment in defeat. The prospect of the emerging stability in Iraq is so unsettling to the left that the Democrats will openly urge a cut-off of support for the troops in order to sabotage victory, even as they pile spending and taxes to the sky.

The president needs to keep the vetoes coming, and the GOP needs to keep the spotlight on the Democrats demand that the U.S. lose a war it is winning. Rarely does such an obvious and deep divide open in American politics, but the Democrats have been fully captured by their hard left faction, and the results are impossible to disguise or their implications to avoid. No Congress has ever refused to fund troops that are in a war, but this is a radical Congress led by radical Democrats about to nominate a radical candidate for the presidency.
I know all about the insane fascist-liberals who can't restrain their glee over every soldier's death because they see political power flowing in that blood. Too bad the Stupid Party seems to have no one to offer in opposition to stand for a full package of real conservative values.

Hermione and I were discussing the sorry Presidential race the other day when I asked her, "As evil as the Democrats are, have you heard me talking up any Republicans?

she replied.

In a nation of 300 million people, these bozos are the best we've got to choose from? Gah!

From Dearbornistan With Love (or a Sham Marriage)

How many more sleepers like this are riddling our feckless government?

The sister-in-law of the indicted fugitive owner of the La Shish restaurant chain got sensitive jobs at the FBI and CIA, despite being an illegal immigrant, federal prosecutors said in court documents unsealed today in Detroit.

The woman, Nada Nadim Prouty, 37, of Vienna, Va., also tapped into a sensitive FBI computer to find out what federal investigators knew about her, La Shish restaurant owner Talal Chahine, and her sister, who is married to Chahine.

Prosecutors said she took an unknown quantity of classified information home with her. It’s unclear what happened, or what she did with the information, prosecutors said.
But wait, there's more!
In 1999, she was hired as a special agent in the FBI's field office in Washington, where she investigated crimes committed against U.S. residents while overseas. She was not part of investigations into Hezbollah, the Lebanese guerrilla group that the U.S. government has designated a foreign terrorist organization.

Prouty was not authorized to search the FBI database, in 2002, for her name and that of her sister and brother-in law. Her relatives were linked to Hezbollah two years later when they joined a senior Hezbollah official at a fundraiser.

Prouty's brother-in-law Talal Chanine spoke at that fund raiser in Lebanon alongside Hezbollah's one-time spiritual leader Sheikh Fadlallah, reports CBS News correspondent Bob Orr.

Prouty joined the CIA in 2003. CIA spokesman Mark Mansfield described Prouty as a "midlevel employee" who violated immigration laws long before she was hired by the government.
Overstayed visa. Sham marriage. Access to government secrets. Ties to terror-supporting people.

A perfect candidate for amnesty and a path to....whoops, she's already a citizen!!! Nice!!!!

Hired during the Clinton Regime; undetected for most of the Team Dubya years. Does anyone sane think mass shamnesty for people here illegally is a good idea?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Think Your Boss Doesn't Know About Facebook?

Then try and call off work for a couple of days, making it sound like a family emergency when it's just a Halloween party you wanted to go to.

As a fairy princess.

When you're a guy.

Humiliatingly gory details are here. Heh.

Movie/DVD Mini-Review Fourplay!

When I wasn't getting wheeljacked, I was enjoying some cinema.

30 Days of Night - Good concept (vampires attack an Alaska town during a stretch where the sun never comes up) well executed. Josh Hartnett actually avoids ruining it, too, providing the film's biggest shock.

Score: 8/10 - Catch a matinée.


Fred Claus - Snuck into this after the previous film and am totally glad I didn't pay for this tone deaf, unfunny mess. The best scene is when Fred (Santa's brother) attends a support group for the siblings of famous people. Other members include Roger Clinton, Steven Baldwin and Frank Stallone. Go watch "Elf" again instead of this whiff.

Score: 3/10 - Watch on cable if you can't change the channel.


Mr. Brooks (DVD) - What could've been a taut psychological thriller about an upstanding businessman with an addiction to serial killing founders under way too many plot details. Brevity is the soul of wit, but the writers though more=more.

Score: 6/10 - Rent it.


Ocean's Thirteen - George, Brad, Matt & Co. bounce back from the self-indulgent "Ocean's 12" with a brisk, meaningless romp set back in Vegas. They aren't really trying, but charm carries the day. The DVD looks terrible, though.

Score: 6/10 - Rent it.

Unleash the Cameras of War!

Michael Yon - the milblogger who has single-handedly shamed the Treason Media with his modern-day Ernie Pyle reporting - has a lengthy post about the cameras he is using and the challenges of shooting a shooting war. If you're a shutterbug, check it out.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Why It Sucks To Be Me.

This is what greeted me as I left Hermione's house in Detroit to go to work about an hour ago:

I'm sure that this larceny was no more than a reaction to 400 years of slavery and oppression and a pittance compared to the reparations I should be paying for a lifetime of White Skin Privilege. Yeah, that's what happened. Justice.

UPDATE (11/13): They sent a pair of cute lady cops to take my report. One looked like pro beach volleyball player Misty May and the blonde looked like she should be working in a tanning salon, not packing heat on the ghetto streets of tha D. I wonder if they get stuck with all the little property crime stuff or whether they also kick down the doors of crack houses. If I was remaking "Cagney & Lacey", they'd look like these two.

I was expecting to have to get it towed to a dealership and they were saying it'd be a day or two to get the wheels ordered and in, but my insurance company claims person told be they had a deal with a tire supplier to bring out replacement wheels and put them on in the drive. Of course I opted for that, but doesn't it seem odd that the dealership doesn't have wheels in stock but this tire place does? The body shop guy at the dealer found that interesting as did some people at my work. Will somebody be getting my wheels on their car because theirs got jacked? Hmmmm.

It was a busy night for the thieves. The blonde cop told me another car of the same model got tagged a couple of blocks down the street and the towing company said they had three calls in the neighborhood themselves. I had a hard time sleeping thru the night last night. I usually sleep so deeply, someone could steal me without my noticing.

That's life in tha D. Having a "thug maya" encourages thug crime that's surely hitting blacks and whites alike. Too bad political correctness excuses these parasites. This is what Bill Cosby is talking about. Too bad Sharpton is viewed as more a moral authority, despite his record of lying and inciting hatred. Fortunately, not all blacks are happy with Al and Jesse speaking for them. We'll be able to get along sometime after you stop stealing people's stuff, yo.

Friday, November 09, 2007

24: The Unaired 1994 Pilot

Due to the Writers Guild strike, it's been announced that Season 7 of "24" will be postponed until they can put on an uninterrupted season. Those looking for their "Jack Bauer Power Hour" fix will have to settle for a peak at the original pilot episode produced seven years before it finally hit the air in 2001.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Look Up!

Snazzy, eh? I'll be changing the header from time to time, perhaps seasonally, so subscribe to the feed at right to see what sort of awesomeness gets put atop Dirkworld!

Jimmy Carter: Cat Murderer!

Will PETA rise up to demand that his Nobel Peace Prize (for working toward the extermination of the Jews) be revoked?

I saw this letter yesterday in the Athenaeum, a private library and document collection in Eufaula, Alabama—just over the river and around the way from Jimmy’s home in Plains, Georgia. It’s addressed to his sister-in-law Sybil Carter, Billy’s widow.


To Sybil,

Lamentably, I killed your cat while trying just to sting it. It was crouched, as usual, under one of our bird feeders & I fired from some distance with bird shot. It may ease your grief somewhat to know that the cat was buried properly with a prayer & that I’ll be glad to get you another of your choice.

Love, Jimmy
Yeesh. Dick Cheney sprays a friend - who SURVIVES - and he never hears the end of it, but this peanut head gets to KILL a defenseless critter and he's the elder statesman of politics. Come to think of it, Ted Kennedy has a body count. What is it about Democrats and killing people?

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Let's Just Call This "Deep Mike".

At the end of a typically juvenile post of videos of girls exhibiting their lack of gag reflex on various phallic-shaped objects was this video of a poor male singer who, well, take a look...

I wish they showed how that resolved. I'm sure he switched to a headset mike after this incident. That is, if he survived.