Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Somewhere beyond belief! Or how I learned to be free, empirical, Judeo Christian and love the Western Canon.

Cilla Black Anyone Who Had A Heart recorded live. This is kinda how I feel about the free West and everything worth a damn that's sheltered therein, Amen. And I see in the clear light, those who deceive in order to destroy it. You better believe it, baby. For Eowyn at oneandonlyshootingstar blogspot.

"Anyone who ever loved, could look at me
and know that I love you
Anyone who ever dreamed, could look at me
and know I dream of you
Knowing I love you so
Anyone who had a heart
Would take me in his arms and love me, too
you couldn't really have a heart and hurt me,
Like you hurt me and be so untrue
What am I to do?

Every time you go away, I always say
this time it's goodbye , dear
Loving you the way I do
I take you back, without you I'd die dear
Knowing I love you so."

Nancy Wilson perfects Midnight Sun.

The incredible Buddy Greco at speed performing The Lady Is A Tramp. Hey, I gotta stop collectin'. No more collectin'..doobie more sailin'.

Dionne Warwick live Anyone Who Had A Heart.

The great Bobby Darin rips Beyond The Sea.

The very naughty Julie London spanks Wives And Lovers.

The very grabbable Pearl Bailey shakes up Wives and Lovers.

Alain DeBotton the consolations of pessimism. You know life is bound to end badly, but in the meantime there's always great tailoring.

Via jihadwatch is Memorial Day. Everything we have we owe to the men and women of our military and don't you forget it:

Memorial Day. Name the enemy.

“Today is a rather unusual Memorial Day, in that as we remember those who have fallen to preserve the American Republic, the new President is proceeding for the most part according to the assumption that conflicts never need to be solved with wars. All we need to do is understand each other a little better, show the opposition a willingness to give, to compromise, build a few schools, teach our children not to hate, show some respect, and antagonisms and furious hatred will melt away, and all manner of thing will be well.

Unfortunately, sometimes an antagonist may understand his enemy quite well, and receive his largesse, and note his respect, and yet still want to kill or subjugate him for reasons of one's own -- reasons that don't proceed from the Kumbaya-singer's actions at all.

Barack Obama has never shown any sign of having considered this possibility. And he is by no means alone in his apparently unshakable conviction that all conflicts can be solved through negotiated concessions. This is so much a part of the air they breathe in Washington and in all the other capitals of the West that it would be unthinkable even to question it. It isn't even a matter of daring -- no one would ever even get the idea to ask, "What if we offer the opposition everything they have ever demanded and more, and implement state-of-the-art aid and infrastructure packages, and conform to all their foreign policy and cultural demands, and they still hate us?"

They would regard this is an impossibility. The Muslim on the international stage -- be he Ahmadinejad, or Khaled Meshaal, or Abu Qatadah, or any other -- is as far as Obama and the rest are concerned just a reactor, not an actor. He has no power to act apart from the West. He just reacts to what we do. He is, ultimately, at our mercy, and it is up to us and us alone to pacify him. Could he hate us for reasons that are quite independent of what we may be doing or not doing to him? Inconceivable!”

Via redstate all the gallant true tales of our great troops largely and deliberately untold by a vacuous and venal MSM.

Freedom vid.

The European Union is the new Soviet Union, but without the tropical charm.

Wes Fif under peer pressure to vote for the ObamaMessiah.

“There is a deep disconnect between the religious beliefs of most black Americans and how they vote. From a mid-2008 article in Newsweek,
The more religiously active an American is, the more likely he is to vote Republican--unless he's black. That fact emerged in the second part of a Pew Forum study on the landscape of religious life in the United States, released this June."

The Black Conservative Show on what Obama supporters want.

The Heritage Foundation with the goods as per usual:

ACORN is just ONE more Obama uber-fraud scandal.

Via the blacksphere blogspot: Great moments in Democrat racist history.

Home schooling is the empirical way to raise children into adults who are not neurotic drones infected and indoctrinated with with a strain of virulent leftardism.
"Many adults that have had the pleasure of meeting Dakota have made the comment, "Is your daughter home-schooled?" I always answer, "Yes, but how did you know?" The reply is always the same, "In my experience, only home-schooled kids are this focused, disciplined, well-mannered and respectful of adults."

I couldn’t have stated the current left dominated neo-Soviet paradigm better.

And here too:
“What kind of Government would ban his entry on the grounds that opponents were threatening violence? Only a Government happy to ban speech it disapproved of and safe in the knowledge that the Media Class and its activists in the Unions and public services would be pleased. This is how democracy in the UK is being lost. Red Jacqui and her Party, indeed all the major UK Parties and most minor ones have a vested interest in ending free speech for they all seek the approval of the Maintream Media (MSM)."

Colonel Neville: Obama the son of an absentee, promiscuous and irresponsible Muslim bum and an atheist Marxist tart Mother, appoints Marxist University style critical theory thesis writer type to assume the position.
"Anonymous said...It's not a family without a father. Everything else is just damage control. Patriarchy is the sine qua non of civilization."
Fisheaters on the garbage generation. You are what you eat.

Mark Steyn on Live Free or Die.
“But that's the point: Tyranny is always whimsical.”

Mark Steyn on stimulus fraud: "ARRA Projects Coordinator."
"Gotcha. So the first new job created by the stimulus is a job "coordinating" other programs funded by the stimulus. What's next? "Grantwriter."

Via the hardest working blogster in show business, the superb Binks via Steynian on the bullshit of endless dialogue crap:

“The Evil Dialogue™:

DIALOGUE™ in the non Greek philosopher sense– is a Marxist technique for blunting and overcoming opposition. It was used to very great effect in subverting the real religion of the Anglican Church of Canada– now the United Church in robes. Take any two positions: say, for boiling babies and not boiling babies, let all sides chat away, share feelings, offer perspectives, include the social justice (i.e. Marxist) analysis, and agree sooner or later to to whatever the management already planned to do anyway, but after the feel-good and exasperating waste of time of dialogue™.

In a remarkable bit of strategy and tactics, the militant Muslims have grabbed this bit of useful politically correct talk-weaponry, and used it to dialogue™ Christians and Jews, as if there was any comparison between the religions, or meaningful common-ground between Jihad and the Judeo-Christian West. But it makes inroads, and makes wobbly Western liberals and ‘moderitz’ feel all warm and fuzzy, and more prone to defending Islam and railing against Islamophobia, because they met some nice Muslims once who wanted to dialogue™. They must be fine, liberal people.

The modern notion of Dialogue™ presumes utter human innocence and motive, the equality of all views whatsoever, and the usefulness of the exercise. That is; it’s a profoundly dishonest, unrealistic, and easily manipulated technique which gives most of the power and advantage to the bad guys, and the power-brokers. Oppose dialogue? You’re a meanie; afraid; reactionary; the usual slanders.

The gentlemanly Sir Neville Chamberlain was in unknowingly a Dialogue™ with Herr Hitler. The British PM was, of course, dealing with an evil man with evil plans and a nation and people ready to make them real.
Now Obama has the notion of dialoguing with Jihadist Islam. You’ve been warned.”


pundette said...

Well knock me over with a feather! I think I've got post-traumatic-Buddy-Greco-syndrome. I may steal that. Sinatra invented the theme album; did Greco invent the music video?

Sinatra's Wives and Lovers ends with a very cool ad lib. Can;'t find it on youtube, though.

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