October 10, 2010

That Was the Weekend That Was

“Have just left my car running facing the plants. They are crying.”

Read Any Good Books Lately? The Progressive Bible

No tears for Guevara, shot dead too late 43 years ago: Che Guevara; Guerrilla Doofus and Murdering Coward - Humberto Fontova

As commander of the La Cabana execution yard, Che often shattered the skull of the condemned man (or boy) by firing the coup de grace himself. When other duties tore him away from his beloved execution yard, he consoled himself by viewing the slaughter. Che's second-story office in Havana’s La Cabana prison had a section of wall torn out so he could watch his darling firing-squads at work....
His last words? "Don't shoot!" I'm Che!" I'm worth more to you alive than dead!"

And now a public service announcement… by S. Weasel

Then more on the death-trip whack jobs that comprise the aptly named "Environmental Movement" from Diversity Lane:


In 1993 Senator Reid said:

"Our federal wallet is stretched to the limit by illegal aliens getting welfare, food stamps, medical care and other benefits, often without paying taxes." He said, "Safeguards like welfare and free medical care are in place to boost Americans in need of short-term assistance," and added: "These programs were not meant to entice freeloaders and scam artists from around the world."

Today, of course, Senator Reid is singing an entirely different tune. He has what Thorstein Veblen once called a "versatility of convictions." So do a lot of "experienced" politicians. -- Victor Hanson in RealClearPolitics - Red Herring Politics: Part II

Cody Posey Is a Free Man Welcome back into society, you crazy bastard! 2 years per victim. Great deal.

That Big Juicy Slut Called Meghan:

Meghan McCain's Delusional Persecution Complex The "Look at ME"€ attitude was clear right from the start. You know, instead of constantly focusing on the size of her "juicy ass"€ as she calls it, she should pay a little more attention to her ballooning juicy ego.

Meanwhile, here's what I call "giving back to the community:"

Get mad! Anger and Virtue

Being angry about the right things and in the right way is virtuous. But avoiding anger at all times may be a sign of weakness. St. Thomas Aquinas notes how it is a vice not get angry over things one should. He calls it "unreasonable patience." A failure to correct the wicked encourages them to persist in their evil deeds, since there are no reprimands for their wrong actions. It also causes confusion in the community over what is truly right and wrong, and thus may lead even good people to do evil.

Maximum Democrat FAIL aka Reality Jackass TV

Posted by Vanderleun at October 10, 2010 4:58 PM
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Are they giving you time off for good behavior?

Posted by: jewel at October 10, 2010 6:52 PM

This past weekend was my cousin's 40th wedding anniversary. They held a very well-attended open house on Saturday in Ingersoll, Ontario (it is also Thanksgiving weekend in Canada). The festivities were in the Royal Canadian Legion hall.*

Poppies all the way. On the hall's signs, inside and out were poppies. And the words 'Lest We Forget'.**

It was a beautiful weekend, Indian summer, and the light flowed in through the windows as if it wanted to be there to say hello and thank you to two very good, warm, open-hearted people, my cousin Lorna and her husband Gary.

And in the lobby were the memorials to those who never returned. And outside was a 40mm bofors AA gun the little kids played on, younger cousins it was a joy to see again.

Much food, much laughter, lots of stories and jokes. Nothing from the cold monsters who would see these people as peasants, or each one of these little kids scrambling over the old gun as an 'eco-disaster'.

For the utter normality of that weekend I give deep thanks - and in the bottom of my soul I breathe a curse for those who would destroy what I just experienced again. Little children running about and playing in the sun; their parents keeping one eye open; the elders sitting and standing, talking, eating, and drinking, sharing a joke or a memory of when they were young and running around on the grass next to an old gun, or when they were watching their children do the same.

Bless them all, those who can gather in an RCL hall to celebrate a long-standing marriage.

Curse those who can not see the beauty in such a place or taste the sweetness that comes from a chipped mug filled from a battered coffee urn.

And to all here - a Happy Canadian Thanksgiving.

*I cleaned the coffee urns so well afterwards that the Ladies Auxiliary offered me a job as dishwasher.

**Kipling; Recessional. They don't forget there; on Remebrance Day you get your poppy, and if you don't there is something wrong with you.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at October 10, 2010 10:54 PM

Vanderleun, back with a VENGEANCE. All is well now in the crackersphere.

Posted by: Call me Lennie at October 11, 2010 7:25 AM

Welcome back, Gerard.

On the Che Guevara thing:

There was once incident that Che himself detailed in his "diaries" that ought to kill the myth about him: Ordering the execution of a puppy by strangulation.

Google "Che strangle puppy" and you'll get a host of hits. I don't know why this hasn't been more widely circulated. All the revelations about Che being an execution-happy sociopath doesn't seem to make any difference. Maybe all sorts of tiny-minded, puppy-loving and nature-worshipping twits will focus better if they read the details about that unfortunate puppy as "Felix" applies the noose at Che's behest.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at October 12, 2010 12:45 PM