Sarah Palin is the “other” whom Yoda spoke about.

calendar   Thursday - October 07, 2010

Oh Gak

Forbes Magazine: Michelle Obama is

Most Powerful Woman In The World

Keyboard Kunnilingus at its finest!

When it comes to power, cultural impact means as much as money and political influence.

Forbes’ power lists are synonymous with moguls and movie stars, heads of state and captains of business. One look at the 2010 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list and it is clear that we’ve come up with a new ranking of the female power elite that reflects the New Order of now.

When we set out to identify this year’s list, we decided it was time to look up and out into the broader culture. Our assessment is based less on traditional titles and roles and more on creative influence and entrepreneurship. These power women have built distinctive companies and brands and championed weighty causes, sometimes through unconventional means; in other cases they have broken through gender barriers.

“weighty causes” hur hur hur. Forbes tips their hand a few paragraphs early by making an oblique Let’s Move reference.

We divided our power women candidates into four groups: politics, business, media and lifestyle (that is, entertainment, sports and fashion). We ranked the women in each group, and then group against group. Not easy, but that’s today’s reality: an unpredictable, diverse mash-up of hard power (currencies and constitutions) and dynamic power (audience and audacity).

At the top of our list, First Lady Michelle Obama is a true change-maker since taking lodge in the White House in 2008. The first African-American in the post, she’s changed the face of the office (literally), and with consistently high approval ratings, she’s given a new generation of girls and women around the world a role model. A former private attorney and public servant in Chicago, her interest in working with young people and advocating for healthy eating, among other issues, is evidenced by her Let’s Move! campaign, which aims to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.

Credibility gap much? They came right out and said it, veiled reference to the regime included: they turned themselves inside out, changed all their values, and reworked their entire system so that FLOTUS, the head wookie, would be the winner. Where is this magazine published anyway, Chicago? Good grief, look at their reasoning: in an age wherein women can do anything, where no glass ceilings exist anymore, where women head nations and zillion dollar corporations, M.O.’s first stated “power attribute” is that she “literally” changed the face of the oval office. Yeah, by redecorating. Ladies, that’s how real power is expressed in these non-traditional role days, thank you so much.

Forbes full list is available in picture gallery form right here. On the heels of Michelle Antoinette are Irene Rosenfeld, CEO of Kraft Foods, Oprah, Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi, and Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga?? How about that, a sideshow freak entertainer is only slightly less potent than the world’s most powerful diplomat and the leader of a corporation that out-earns Big Oil. ... oh the times, they are a changin’.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/07/2010 at 09:44 AM   
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the flag of islam will one day fly over the white house. just try it. go ahead. make our day.

I don’t get to see any American TV over here.  I probably could I suppose. But I don’t catch a lot of Brit TV either. Cept news stuff on the puter. Just not enough hours in the day.
Anyway, I caught this at one of my mainstay news sites, Europe News.
To be honest, I dislike that lefty know it all bitch Christiane Amanpour so much that I’d have passed on the program mentioned anyway.  And I am familiar as most who live here are, of Choudray. 

Media Ignore Threat of ‘Flag of Islam’ Flying over White House

Business Media Institute 06 October 2010
By Dan Gainor

Imagine the furor if a televangelist went on a major TV network and told viewers Christianity would conquer the world and that the flag of Christianity would fly over the White House.

Network reporters, Hollywood celebrities and the pundit class would have seized the moment as an example of the evils of America’s supposed Christian theocracy. The story would have been tied to the dangers of evangelical religion and likely even to the Tea Parties. Across the oceans, radical Islamists would do as they did during the Koran burning episode or after the Danish cartoons were published. They would riot. Cars, businesses and maybe even embassies would burn. People would die.

Thankfully, that didn’t happen. What did happen is far scarier.

ABC News held a townhall meeting, bringing on experts from left and right to ask the question: “Should Americans fear Islam?”

Thanks to ABC, we know the answer. Americans absolutely should. One of the network’s “experts” was Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary, who Britain’s Sunday Times called “the leader of the now-outlawed extremist group Islam4UK.” His comments on “This Week” bore out everything conservatives criticize about radical Islam. “We do believe as Muslims the East and the West will be governed by the Sharia,” Choudray said. “Indeed we believe that one day the flag of Islam will fly over the White House.”

According to Choudary, “Islam has a solution for all of the problems that mankind faces.”

You don’t need to read between the lines to know what he was talking about. That is, if you could find those lines anywhere. Our allegedly unbiased media have done almost nothing with the story. No network used the clip except ABC and that was just in its original program. Only two major newspapers mentioned it, and none of the top papers – New York Times, Washington Post, etc.

Even ABC, which aired the program, tried to spin things against conservatives. Host and pro-Islamist Christiane Amanpour told one guest that “a series of politicians have used the Islamic center, have used sort of Islamophobia and scare tactics in their campaigns.” The dictionary calls a phobia “a persistent, irrational fear.” There’s nothing irrational about fearing radical Islam. It’s stupid not to do so.

Instead, the only things the media fear these days are the continued decline of their profession, and the rise of the Tea Parties. You can find a story bashing Tea Party folks for not recycling. That kind of petty criticism is to be expected. The media hate them (...)

europe news


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/07/2010 at 08:31 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - October 06, 2010

not funny ……

H/T Sultan Knish


We have the media getting outraged because people are offended by a mosque near the place where Muslims murdered 3000 people in the name of Islam. Or a Disney employee who wants to wear a Hijab. Or a pig’s head left outside of a mosque. The Telegraph actually calls this incident “a serious racist attack”.

Personally I don’t consider an act in which no one was injured and which there wasn’t even any property damage to be a serious attack. On the other hand murders, rapes and synagogue burnings seem like actual “serious racist attacks”.


This blog site is huge and the articles (some of them) can take a day to read. Or so it seems. But they are well written if long, and there’s plenty here.

The Sultan obviously has a sense of humor but don’t look for too many jokes except for the cartoons here and there. This is a serious place.
BTW ,,, for those who wouldn’t know and there are many who don’t, a “Knish” (pronounced kin-ish) is a Yiddish word that was derived from the Russian knysh means “kind of bun.” It is described in the Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases as “a baked or fried dumpling made of flaky dough with filling.”
I’ve also heard it referred to as a pastry. So, Sultan Knish.  Kinda funny. 


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/06/2010 at 01:49 PM   
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Know your enemy … without and within. especially within ….

Excellent column by Mr. Greenfield at the Review.
This is one of those editorials I can make no further comments on and will leave it to our readers.  There’s nothing I can add to this. It’s much worth your time. Even if you already know.  There’s more at the link.

H/T Eurasia (see link below)

Why Europe Still Doesn’t Get Islam
by Daniel Greenfield

Like an old car starting up on a cold winter’s day, European governments have been slowly waking up to the realization that all those jolly Islamic people might be a problem after all. Unfortunately they don’t understand the dimensions of the problem. To them the riots, the bombings and the murders are only part of a culture clash, with challenges no different than any other minority group. That is why they prefer to focus on schools and burqas, while ignoring the violence. The thinking is that this is still a cultural problem that can be corrected with 3 drops of educational indoctrination, and 6 drops of enforced integration for the natives whose discriminatory attitudes are just making things worse. The problem is that their model is wrong.
The Islamic problem is not merely a clash of cultures, but also a clash of civilizations. Had it been merely a clash of cultures, Europe would only be in the same boat as America. Troubled, but not immediately fatal. Instead Europe is facing a clash of civilizations. The cultural and religious dimensions of the conflict underlie a larger perception on the Muslim side, that they are fighting to expand the borders of the Muslim East, rather than trying to be accepted in the Christian West.

As Americans are blinded to the dangers of Islam by their experience with multiculturalism, Europeans are blinded to the dangers of Islam by their inexperience with multiculturalism. Both make the mistake of assuming that Islamic violence is part of the multicultural norm, rather than the resumption of an old invasion of Europe. The chaos and confusion in a multicultural society can make it hard to spot real threats against the background noise, frustrations and raw nerves of cultural friction. It becomes easy to lump in complaints about too many Indian restaurants, with complaints about angry mosque worshipers. And it becomes all too easy for authorities to tell people to just make the best of it, while ignoring the situation. The authorities are certain that eventually a natural balance will arise a generation or two down the road. The slow realization that the native born Muslims are actually more radicalized than their fathers and grandfathers is worrying them, but not in a particularly constructive way. Instead they are torn between England’s accommodation policies and France’s integration policies, neither of which get at the heart of the problem.

Debates over swimming classes or a radical mosque here and there are only the smaller branches of a fast growing tree. Because the problem is not merely cultural differences, those can be and have been accommodated. The problem is that Muslims believe that their way of life is morally superior, and that any system or institution that does not follow those laws, is invalid. Furthermore they believe that they have a duty to impose their laws on others in the name of their religion or honor. Attempting to accommodate people who believe this, by accepting their laws in whole or in part, leads to an avalanche effect, with each concession generating demands for new concessions. There is no final point of accommodation to be had, except complete submission to Islam, because those being accommodated never recognize the inherent validity of the system that is accommodating them. Not until it becomes their system.



Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/06/2010 at 12:37 PM   
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ask not what your country can do for you, but what your country can do for others

I know most of you won’t find this of too much interest, except perhaps the folks who live here and who may fall under the new cuts being proposed by the new govt.

The country is in deep financial trouble, of that there isn’t any doubt.  Leading the headlines for months now have been stories of welfare cheats and how much money per child moms, both wed and unwed, are getting.  Huge bru-haha at this moment because there is to be a cap on handouts and a reduction of benefits across the board. Or so it is claimed.  Mr. Cameron has stated that all “must share the pain” in efforts to reduce the deficit.  Well now, that is NOT exactly going to prove to be true. Not at all. But it reads rather well. We’re all in this together, kind of speech. Really?

New laws won’t be due till the year 2013 and so some of the mistakes already being uncovered in the master plan may well change. We can hope for the better but it’s government after all so let us not hold our breath.

Your country needs you: David Cameron’s wartime rallying call to Britain as he insists there is no alternative to drastic cuts

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:55 PM on 6th October 2010

* Cameron: We have to pull together to rebuild Britain
* PM insists child benefit cuts are necessary
* He evokes Thatcher with pledge to help small firms
* He attacks banks and urges them to start lending more
* He insists spending cuts will be driven by fairness

David Cameron today launched a robust defence of his Government’s drastic spending cuts as he called on the country to ‘pull together’ to rebuild Britain.

The Prime Minister admitted the reductions would be ‘difficult’ but insisted the alternative would pile debts onto the next generation and be ‘shirking’ responsibility.

Mr Cameron, at the Conservative Party conference, accepted that people were ‘anxious’ about the impact of cuts but declared: ‘There is no other responsible way.’

In a nod to the child benefit row, he insisted it was right that those with ‘broader shoulders’ bear the largest burden as the Government battles to pay down the deficit left behind by Labour.

The Tory leader, in his first conference speech as PM, tried to marry his Big Society concept to the cuts programme, telling the public: ‘Your country needs


all the rest

There is in place at this time, a coalition government of the Conservatives (Tories) and the Liberal Democrats (LibDems) The LibDems are green and left but it’s my understanding that they aren’t as far left as the previous govt. under Labour.  Whose new head btw has gained his position due to the unions and is called Red Ed. He is Ed Milliband, brother of David Milliband, who Hillary had said she had a crush on last year. Great recommendation, huh?
The following is part of an editorial by a real Conservative named Simon Heffer.  Personally, I think Mr. Cameron is consv./lite. Well, he’s left of Heffer most of the time and I am tired of seeing Mr. Cameron holding his babies. Another subject and the fault not his but the damn papers here.

Unfair welfare reforms are the latest sign of the Conservatives moving to the Left, argues Simon Heffer.

The welfare reforms announced on Monday by the Chancellor of the Exchequer portend severe tensions.

The absurdity of paying benefits to the better-off should have been addressed decades ago. It is not just universal child benefit that should have gone, but universal winter fuel allowance too. Nor can I understand why the children of plutocrats get free prescriptions, or their wives, when with child, free dentistry. However, such reforms require two conditions: that the benefits are lost only by those who can afford to lose them; and that those who do lose them are given recognition by the tax system of their need thereafter to fend for themselves, and incentives to work harder. It is clear that the Government has failed to do either.

Since the announcement was made, it has been admitted that a couple earning £87,750, neither of whom pays tax at the higher rate, would get the full benefit of £1,752 a year for two children; whereas a man on £43,876 who supports his family so his wife can bring up their children, or a single parent on the same income, for whom the benefit may be an important contribution to paying for childcare, would get nothing. The word “fair” is so abused in contemporary political discourse that one ought to require a licence to use it. But if, as the Prime Minister protested yesterday, it is fair that simply being a higher-rate taxpayer should deny one child benefit, then I’m an aardvark. It could not have required great bureaucratic effort to base the benefit on the income of the household in which the children live and it would have been much fairer.

entire commentary here

Something to consider here.  Logically one would assume that looking at taxable income for a couple where both are working, would not get benefits if they were making say over £80,000 a year.  Well ... not exactly.  The cap for child benefits is going to be £43,875. So, as long as each parent makes NO MORE then $43,875, they are entitled to child benefit payments.  Well, how about the mom who is not working but staying at home and looking after one or two as a full time housewife.  BUT ... her husband is working full time.  And he earns £43, 876.  Sorry Charlie.  You lose the benefit unless you drop the extra dollar. Or pound in this country.
In order to change that and say wait a minute, the couple with £80,000 don’t need the benefit so change that. Nope. Because that would then mean you are “means” testing who gets how much etc, and it would cost more money to implement that, then the plan they want for 2013.  Whew.

Another note. Here’s how silly this could get. Picture this.

A divorced woman could be earning up to £43,875 and get a monthly maintenance of £10,000, or £20,000 or even a million on top - and still receive child benefit.  If she doesn’t have a job and lives off her ex husband’s money, she will continue to get child benefits, however much she receives.
Crazy huh?  Think it can’t get crazier?  But WAIT! There’s MORE!

While Cameron and party have said all must share the pain and dig in yadda,yadda, there are TWO, (count em, two. clap-clap) programs where cuts won’t be made.

National Health .....  AND .....


You could not make this up.


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/06/2010 at 10:07 AM   
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tree hugging, planet saving, carbon watching politically correct dictionary and thesaurus.

I haven’t a clue how they would know how many flights a year you take.  How about this for some PC bullying. Of course, like a tv show you don’t like, there’s a choice. In this case, download or do not download. I haven’t made up my mind and in any event, we really don’t fly much these days anyway.

This is a highly recommended online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Word Finder.  This is the free version.

Now then, what the hell does this have to do with flying?  You couldn’t make it up but these jerks did.
You may NOT have the free version if you fly too often, more then 2wice a year I think.  These guys really take planet saving and carbon footprints to a new extreme.

WordWeb free version licensing

free version may be used indefinitely only by people who take at most two commercial flights (not more than one return flight) in any 12 month period. People who fly more than this need to purchase the Pro version if they wish to continue to use it after a 30-day trial period.

Global greenhouse gas emissions are currently around 5 tonnes of carbon dioxide per person per year, and probably need to be reduced by at least 80% have a good chance of avoiding dangerous warming. Most computer users are responsible for far more emissions than is sustainable. For example two short-medium distance return flights can be equivalent to over 1 tonne of emissions1: more than an average person can safely emit over an entire year.

If you do not qualify you must uninstall the program after the 30-day trial period or purchase WordWeb Pro. The licensing model is designed to allow relatively non-wealthy people to use the program free of charge, and to provide a small incentive for other people who fly a lot to cut down.

Whenever a user no longer meets the above requirements, and they have installed the product for more than 30 days, they must uninstall the product or purchase WordWeb Pro.

There is one exception to the above: not-for-profit educational establishments may make a network installation of WordWeb for the use of their students (regardless of whether their students individually meet the licensing requirement).

Flights are particularly bad because of additional non-carbon emissions and cloud formation at high altitude: the short-term warming effect is estimated to be many times worse than the same CO2 emission at ground level, perhaps a factor of two worse on a twenty-year timescale, but it could be worse than this - the science is not well understood.

Think that’s all? Here’s more and another link to their dumb assed reasoning.  This is very much edited so I recommend you visit the link to read more of the nonsense.

Licence discussion and references

Various people have questioned the WordWeb 5 licensing terms. It is true that targetting flights is a very crude measure; many people’s CO2 emissions come mostly from their home due to inefficient heating, insulation or air conditioning. However the licence is designed to be easy to understand, and sufficiently simple that people will know immediately whether or not they satisfy it. If you break the licence you are certainly responsible for more emissions per person than are sustainable, and you can certainly afford to buy the Pro version. The licence is not telling you what to do: that is up to you, but if you don’t satisfy the licence you need to pay to use the program.


Currently no CO2 emission reduction schemes include international flights. This is a very serious problem; for example, the UK has a climate change bill aiming at 80% reductions in net emissions by 2050. If you take into account projections for unrestricted growth in aviation, at 60% cut in all other emissions will result in a total cut of about only about 30-50% [Ref]: aviation growth will prevent the target being reached unless seriously restricted.

What has this to do with WordWeb?

Some people feel that this has nothing to do with WordWeb, and the licensing terms are ridiculous. We agree the situation is ridiculous; the WordWeb licensing is just reflecting the current huge under-pricing of air travel. Every time you fly you are not paying the cost to the environment (and hence other people); in economics terms climate-changing emissions are an important externality leading to a market failure. WordWeb is trying to slightly increase the cost of flying via its licence to correct for this anomaly. If and when air travel is charged correctly to reflect the total cost, which is much the most efficient solution, the WordWeb licence will be changed to a more sensible economic model.

The licence also has the advantage that people who cannot easily afford to pay can use the program for free. If you can afford to fly, so that you do not satisfy the licence, you can afford to buy the program.


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/06/2010 at 08:37 AM   
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I pop a cap in yo ass

When The Fashion Police Turn Violent

A Memphis man angered by two teenagers who would not pull up their sagging pants shot one in the rear and faces aggravated assault charges.  On Saturday, police charged Kenneth E. Bonds, 45, with two counts of aggravated assault, according to a court affidavit.
At about 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 25, two young men ages 16 and 17 were walking to buy candy on Whiteside Cove near Shelby Drive and Tulane in Whitehaven, the court document said.

[ Candy? Uh huh. And they were on the way home from choir practice too, right? Puh-lease. ]

Their pants were sagging in a style that has drawn national criticism from figures including Georgia activist “General” Larry Platt—who sang “Pants on the Ground” on “American Idol”—and President Barack Obama, who spoke about them when he was a candidate on MTV days before his 2008 election.

From a yard in the 4400 block of Whiteside, Bonds began yelling at the pair to pull their pants up.  Initially, both teens ignored him, according to a police report.

Bonds then called the youths a derogatory word for gay men. He added, using profanity, that he was a grown man and that they should do what he said.

Both teens told police they responded by calling Bonds a “fat ass” who needed to shut up.

Bonds walked into a house and the pair walked off for candy at the “candy lady’s” house. When the young men emerged from buying candy, Bonds appeared with a semiautomatic handgun.

As the pair ran away, Bonds fired several shots, hitting the 17-year-old in the buttocks with a bullet that exited his thigh, according to the affidavit. The young man was treated first at Methodist South Hospital and then at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.

Bonds admitted to shooting the youth, police said in the affidavit.

In his MTV appearance in November 2008, then-candidate Obama spoke against laws outlawing sagging pants, but added: “Having said that, brothers should pull up their pants. You’re walking by your mother, your grandmother, your underwear is showing. What’s wrong with that? Come on.”



Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/06/2010 at 08:33 AM   
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letters, we get letters

In the Inbox:


I am perplexed that so many of my friends are against a mosque being built near Ground Zero. I think it should be the goal of every American to be tolerant.  The mosque should be allowed, in an effort to promote tolerance.

That is why I also propose, that two gay nightclubs be opened next door to the mosque thereby promoting tolerance within the mosque. We could call the clubs ”The Turban Cowboy” and ”You Mecca Me So Hot”. 

Next door should be a butcher shop that specializes in pork and have an open barbeque with spare ribs as its daily special.  Across the street a very daring lingerie store called ”Victoria Keeps Nothing Secret” with sexy mannequins in the window modeling the goods. 

Next door to the lingerie shop, there would be room for an Adult Toy Shop called ”Koranal Knowledge”, its name in flashing neon lights, and on the other side a liquor store, maybe call it ”Morehammered”? 


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calendar   Tuesday - October 05, 2010

Secret Syzygy?

Miracles Can Happen

Full moon tonight?

Nope, only 5%.

High Tide? Nope. The tide was in around 7pm last night, though the ocean is 60 miles to the east.

Secret planetary alignment (ie syzygy)?  Not even close.

I’m running out of explanations. It was cold and wet today; we’re having a cold snap in the middle of a solid week of rain. So it was actually quite cool at the bowling alley tonight, but this early in the season they aren’t going to put the heat on. Both temperature and humidity both affect the lane oil’s viscosity and stickiness. Maybe that was it. Whatever.

Team Loser took 5 points tonight. We lost the first game by just a bit, mostly because Frank (on the other team) bowled a 277, nearly 90 pins over his current average. 9 strikes in a row. We were really hoping he’d pull a 300, but alas. I bowled really well too, pulling a 205 for top score for my team, but they beat us anyway. But we won the 2nd game by quite a bit. Looks like my team woke up; I had the low score of 176 in that game. And the other team started hitting splits halfway through the game. And we simply ran away with the 3rd game, winning by nearly 100 while the other team just fell apart. And I ... bowled a 257. Horry clap.

I had a 108 on an open in the 5th. For me that’s a good mid-game score, although I’d prefer a mark there. And going into the 3rd game with a 381 total I knew I’d have to break 200 by 2 marks to make another 600 series. I was hoping for some strikes. So in the 6th frame I threw one. And in the 7th frame I threw another. And again in the 8th. And the 9th. And the 10th. The 10th again. Then I “screwed up” and closed out the 10th with a 9 count. Which gave me a 257, and a 638 series. This ties my lifetime best ever score, in league or out. I’ve never rolled better than that. I have had a better series; once I rolled a 656. Once. So I’m quite happy.

I’d like to attribute it to skill, but that wouldn’t feel right. Sometimes the planets just seem to align, or the angels of bowling descend ( the holy Ebonite and her assistant Columbia ) and smile upon you. And they were grinning at me tonight, because in those 5 frames I could do no wrong. Not that I was trying to. But I Gumped the ball several times. Bounced it down the lane. Held on to it far too long. Came over the ball instead of through it. And. It. Did. Not. Matter. The ball went down the lane any old which way, moved into the pocket, and BLAM. Strike. But I was relaxed. I wasn’t even looking at my score or thinking that I’d bowled a certain number of strikes in a row. No nerves. The only thing I knew was that it looked like I needed a little extra ball speed to beat the conditions, so I just lifted up my hold a little, did the same pushaway, and kept it smooth. And for the 3 strikes and the 9 in frames 9 and 10 I was like a velvet Elvis poster. Smooth baby. Yeah.

Yoiks, this is going to spike the hell out of my average. But I’m certain I’ll get 2 refrigerator magnet awards out of it! That’s what I’m here for, the goodies.


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coming to a neighborhood near you? or maybe your neighborhood.

I have no way I can find to embed this.  I guess they don’t allow it. Never mind.  Check out this link. Scary stuff.

Heaven help America should things get this far back home. 

I wish the French much luck.  The Germans?  I don’t know. They may have become quitters over this. We do not hear much from them on the subject.

H/T Jim Miller


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Misleading Headlines, round 216

If you have a reasonably wide world view, and someone mentions the Queen of the Netherlands, you are likely to think of this grand lady


HRH Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands

I know very very little about her, but this quote from last year’s opening of the Dutch Parliament makes me think she’s rather sensible

“The government does not want future generations to pay the bills for today’s healthcare, education and pensions. Young people may not find jobs now, they would have to support themselves and an aging population later, and not be able to rely on collective facilities then. We cannot let that happen.”

While she is an active and powerful leader within her nation, this kind of headline makes it appear that she has superpowers:

Queen of the Netherlands moves islands,

causes shock and awe

... and you thought Putin projected an image of strength, out on his little rubber boat shooting at whales with a crossbow? Ha, that is nothing!! Wimp. Girlie-Man. LOL

Well, it turns out that there is more to the story than the headline reveals. And no, somebody didn’t redraw some old map. The queen physically moved millions of tons of land. But we’re actually talking about a different queen ...

See More Below The Fold


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Parisian apartment containing €2.1 million painting lay untouched for 70 years. most unusual

A very unusual story found in the morning paper.  See what you think.  I think it’s the most unusual article I’ve come across since joining BMEWS and sharing stories.

It reminds me in a way, of the movie, Somewhere In Time.  The article said nothing about the background of the owner, or why she never moved back.
There’s so many questions.

She continued paying rent on an apartment in Paris for 70 years but never moved back into it. Why? Too late to ask now.
The painting mentioned must come to over two million dollars.  I have not bothered to do any conversion from euros to dollars, but 2m in euros is surely more then 2m in $.

Take a look.

For 70 years the Parisian apartment had been left uninhabited, under lock and key, the rent faithfully paid but no hint of what was inside.

By Henry Samuel in Paris

Behind the door, under a thick layer of dusk lay a treasure trove of turn-of-the-century objects including a painting by the 19th century Italian artist Giovanni Boldini.


The woman who owned the flat had left for the south of France before the Second World War and never returned.

But when she died recently aged 91, experts were tasked with drawing up an inventory of her possessions and homed in on the flat near the Trinité church in Paris between the Pigalle red light district and Opera.

Entering the untouched, cobweb-filled flat in Paris’ 9th arrondissement, one expert said it was like stumbling into the castle of Sleeping Beauty, where time had stood still since 1900.

“There was a smell of old dust,” said Olivier Choppin-Janvry, who made the discovery. Walking under high wooden ceilings, past an old wood stove and stone sink in the kitchen, he spotted a stuffed ostrich and a Mickey Mouse toy dating from before the war, as well as an exquisite dressing table.

But he said his heart missed a beat when he caught sight of a stunning tableau of a woman in a pink muslin evening dress.

The painting was by Boldini and the subject a beautiful Frenchwoman who turned out to be the artist’s former muse and whose granddaughter it was who had left the flat uninhabited for more than half a century.

The muse was Marthe de Florian, an actress with a long list of ardent admirers, whose fervent love letters she kept wrapped neatly in ribbon and were still on the premises. Among the admirers was the 72nd prime minister of France, George Clemenceau, but also Boldini.

The expert had a hunch the painting was by Boldini, but could find no record of the painting. “No reference book dedicated to Boldini mentioned the tableau, which was never exhibited,” said Marc Ottavi, the art specialist he consulted about the work.

When Mr Choppin-Janvry found a visiting card with a scribbled love note from Boldini, he knew he had struck gold. “We had the link and I was sure at that moment that it was indeed a very fine Boldini”.

He finally found a reference to the work in a book by the artist’s widow, which said it was painted in 1898 when Miss de Florian was 24.

The starting price for the painting was €300,000 but it rocketed as ten bidders vyed for the historic work. Finally it went under the hammer for €2.1 million, a world record for the artist.

“It was a magic moment. One could see that the buyer loved the painting; he paid the price of passion,” said Mr Ottavi.



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calendar   Monday - October 04, 2010

WW2 display at a museum covers offensive flag to appease the tender feelings of a few idiots

I had every intention of shutting down my puter after my last post. I’m tired, I’ve been at it for too long today. Then I caught a story so utterly stupid that I think maybe there gonna have to be a three way tie for the dumbest thing I have found. I could not shut down after reading it, I really,really have to share this absolute and totally stupid politically correct hurt no feelings nonsense with the blog world.

Before I get to it.  Which major country was England at war with in WW2?  Hint. Across the channel.  France? Australia? Poland?
I know England was at war with somebody. Ah ha. Germany. They were at war with Germany.  And the govt of said Germany at that time was?
National Socialism. (NSDAP) Could they be Nazis?  I kinda think so. 

The Brit flag is the Union Jack.  What flag was flown by the Nazis?

YOU COULD NOT MAKE THIS CRAP UP.  THIS COUNTRY IS REALLY IN THE DUMPS. I’m just trying to avoid being crude and coming right out and saying they are fucked!!  In a culture where everybody has a right not to be offended ...........

Museum forced to cover up part of Second World War exhibition after visitors got offended by swastika

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 6:26 PM on 4th October 2010

A museum has been forced to cover up part of an exhibition about the Second World War after visitors were offended by a swastika.

Cawthorne Jubilee Museum mounted a dual display to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the role the village and its residents played in World War Two.

But it has been plunged into controversy because of the use of a large red banner with the Nazi swastika emblem, liberated by a soldier from the Olympic stadium in Berlin during 1945 and donated to the museum decades ago.

Less than 24 hours before the museum in Barnsley, South Yorks., opened to the public a decision was made to cover the swastika with a smaller Union flag after over-sensitive visitors complained.

Museum chairman Peter Kilner said the committee acted because of complaints from visitors who had seen the flag in place before the public were allowed in.

But some residents said it was a legitimate piece of village history and should not have been censored.

Mr Kilner said: ‘We had one or two people objecting to the swastika being displayed and we are not in the position of upsetting people.

‘If it was upsetting people, we thought it would be better covered up. One or two of us said “lets cover it up and leave it at that”.

‘Visitors have been happy and the exhibition is a great success.’ The decision has divided opinion, with others in the community believing it should have been shown unobscured, because it was a legitimate piece of the village’s history which symbolised the defeat of Fascism.

Museum president Barry Jackson said that despite the cover-up, he directed interested visitors towards the flag, which along with a large Union flag and a painting of a German fighter being shot down in a dog-fight, forms the entrance to the wartime exhibition.

One complaint was that displaying the flag showed a lack of respect to those named on the village war memorial, he said.

It was donated to the museum decades ago by Louis Jagger, a villager who served with a tank regiment in the battle through Europe in the closing stages of the war.
His unit took part in the victory parade in Berlin, where he acquired the flag, which he subsequently donated to the museum.

It had never been put on display and remained largely forgotten in a storage box until it was unearthed by volunteers for the current exhibition.

By the time the objections were raised, it was too late to remove it from the display so the alternative of censoring the Nazi symbol was suggested.

One visitor to the exhibition said: ‘I was surprised to see the flag covered up in the way that it was, it looked a bit odd.

‘It is easy to move the Union Jack to see what’s underneath. I don’t think displaying that should be an embarrassment, someone brought it back after fighting to defeat the Nazis, after all.’

The Jubilee Museum has been run by the community in Cawthorne since being build in the 1950s.



OK, I have a question.  Since everyone has a right not to be offended, what happens if some visitors who happen by are German. And they are offended by the picture of a German plane being shot down by the Brits?  Maybe the pilot of that plane could have been a family member. You never know. What if offense is taken by that?  Will they then cover up the offending photo in case more Germans visit the place?

A few odd balls, nutcases, get offended and the Brit management caves in. That fast. Some Germans reading this might be thinking, why the hell didn’t those folks cave in this quickly when we needed them to.
Answer ... cos that generation wasn’t made up of libtard, toadying, gutless jerks and Brit women wouldn’t allow it anyhow. Not then. Now? Well, you can see. Can’t you?


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Forced to be Fair and Balanced

Since Peiper had to put up pics of seriously ugly entertainers, I thought it was only right that I balance the equation.


This is Priyanka (aka Nisha) Kothari, Bollywood actress. She is mostly famous for her “item numbers”, which is a throwaway scene in a bolly film where they have a really attractive woman sing some song or do a sexy dance, but she’s not in any other part of the film. You know, like the main characters go to a nightclub and she’s performing. Or the cast is on a road trip and passes this local cultural festival doing some dance bit, usually up on a mountain top somewhere.

No, I don’t understand the colored contacts thing either. It’s striking, but it’s kinda odd. I used to work with a beautiful young woman from India and she did the same thing. I guess when 800,000,000 of your sisters all have dark brown eyes and dark brown hair you want to do something to make yourself a little different. I get it.

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