Sunday, June 7, 2009

Who wants to share a latrine with a dozen half-witted goatherds?

Mark Steyn in top form -

The savvier Muslim potentates have no desire to be sitting in a smelly cave in the Hindu Kush, sharing a latrine with a dozen half-witted goatherds while plotting how to blow up the Empire State Building. Nevertheless, they share key goals with the cave dwellers – including the wish to expand the boundaries of "the Muslim world" and (as in the anti-blasphemy push at the U.N.) to place Islam, globally, beyond criticism. The nonterrorist advance of Islam is a significant challenge to Western notions of liberty and pluralism.

Read the whole bloody marvelous article.

Obama fails Obama

Obama's huge stimulus(or rather porkulus) is failing by his own judgment-

obama stimulus failingThat's nearly a trillion dollars down the drain!
More here.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

British Council -Milking taxpayers for the green lobby

I used to enjoy visiting the local British Council library.Now it is much less so as I explained in a letter to a British Council representative( as a reply to an email promoting green propaganda)-
Dear Ms. ******,

I am little saddened to see the British Council seems to have been taken over by a fashionable environmentalistas - there has been a rash of events tomtomming the green message(propaganda, rather) -climate change, carbon footprint, go green yada yada yada. I used to enjoy visiting the library but now I dread facing another in-your-face green something or the other promotion.

It is also ironical that the people who shout the loudest about climate change have a carbon footprint substantially larger than the average person -Al Gore and his huge mansion,Rajender Pachauri and his endless jetting about the world and closer to us, British Council and it's fully air-conditioned multi-storied building. I don't suppose all that cooling runs on solar or wind power.And to think of all the carbon released in organizing so many green events.

I presume that the British taxpayer funds at least partly the activities of the British Council - and there are many among the British public who have not drunk the green kool-aid and do not believe in the green world view of capitalism bad and environmentalism good. Your organization is doing a disservice to such taxpayers whose money is taken but their viewpoints ignored.

There is an excellent book in your library -"Scared to Death: From BSE to Global Warming: Why Scares are Costing Us the Earth". I suggest that at every green event at the British Council premises this book be prominently displayed and, even better, free copies given away. I am sure that will cost much, much less than the the expense of organizing the event itself.

I also apologize for writing you all this - you are but an employee doing her job but I believe that as a taxpayer funded concern the British Council is wrong to promote only a certain viewpoint and ideology and ignore others.

Liberty News Central

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Never trust a media person, always verify

Is there a label for people who are constantly policing for signs of racism and when they think they have found it(even if it is not there), they righteously go "Gotcha!"
A white umpire blunders and gives a few wrong decisions against a brown team -it's Racism!(the last India-Australia cricket series in Australia).

A white man complains about customer service -it's Racism!

The moment I saw this in this morning's Times of India, I knew this was a reporter who had already a ready-made narrative in his head, whatever the facts.

andrew flintoff_false_chargeHere is the text-
Flintoff speaks out against immigrants

London: No stranger to controversies, Andrew Flintoff has made some stunning antiimmigration statements which may land the England all-rounder in fresh trouble with cricket authorities and
his potential sponsors. In an interview to GQ magazine, Flintoff blamed rap music for rising violence and said countries should be careful while promoting multi-cultural societies. “I have no problems with a multicultural society, I think that is to the benefit of the country. But you have to be careful what levels you take it to,” Flintoff said.
It annoys me when I phone a hotel receptionist in my own country and they don’t understand what I am saying because they don’t speak English,” he added.
The 31-year-old father of three also blamed rap music for the rising violence in the society. “I see Manchester on
a Friday night and I would be horrified seeing my daughter going to the bars,” Flintoff said. “There are places I wouldn’t go to now. You see these reports of stabbings, bottlings, shootings, and you think: ‘What is happening to this country?’
“I think rap music has a lot to do with it. It makes it sound cool not to conform, and to be violent. That’s why I think that sport plays such an important role,” he added. PTI

Andrew Bolt pounced on this first(he is, unlike me, paid to write)-

Cricket hero Andrew Flintoff suggests that when the English no longer speak English, immigration policies may have failed:

The all-rounder told GQ magazine that Britain’s immigration policies had failed. He added: ‘I have no problems with a multicultural society, I think that is to the benefit of the country. But you have to be careful what levels you take it to.

‘It annoys me when I phone a hotel receptionist in my own country and they don’t understand what I am saying because they don’t speak English

‘I think that’s wrong, it’s nothing to do with being politically correct or incorrect, it’s just not right.’

And how is this perfectly modest observation get sold by the Daily Mail?

‘Why can’t hotel staff speak English?’: Andrew Flintoff in bizarre anti-immigration outburst

So in the media la-la land expecting someone, a hotel receptionist in England for Chrissake!, to speak English is an "anti-immigration outburst".

That is why I live by this rule -
Never trust a media person, always verify.

(emphasis mine)