Thursday, September 29, 2005


The coverup has begun: All those nice people in New Orleans were not behaving badly at all. ONLY "Ten bodies were recovered from the Superdome and four from the Convention Center". The initial media reports were all wild exaggerations, we are now told by the selfsame media. I am sure that the media DID exaggerate. What conservative would expect otherwise? And even among blacks ONLY about a third of black adult males have spent time in jail so I am perfectly ready to believe that most blacks in New Orleans behaved decently. But we seem to be moving swiftly towards a politically correct account that says that nothing nasty happened in New Orleans at all. When that Right-wing Death-beast (sorry: Democrat) Mayor C. Ray Nagin told a national television audience on "Oprah" three weeks ago of people "in that frickin' Superdome for five days watching dead bodies, watching hooligans killing people, raping people', he was just having bad dreams.

Sometimes, however, the media can't help telling the truth. Click the link and have a look at the photos accompanying this dreadful story: "Four Central Florida middle school students were arrested Monday for allegedly ripping off the clothes off classmates and then snapping photos with their cell phones, according to a Local 6 News report. Investigators said the boys, ages 12, 13 and 14 years old, attacked the girls Friday at Tavares Middle School in Lake County, Fla., in the back of a school bus. The boys then allegedly groped the girls and took pictures of them". I have also uploaded the pictures here in case they get taken down.

National Guard off the hook -- sort of: "The morning Hurricane Katrina thundered ashore, Louisiana National Guard commanders thought they were prepared to save their state. But when 15-foot floodwaters swept into their headquarters, cut their communications and disabled their high-water trucks, they had their hands full just saving themselves. For a crucial 24 hours after landfall on Aug. 29, Guard officers said, they were preoccupied with protecting their nerve center from the waves topping the windows at Jackson Barracks and rescuing soldiers who could not swim. The next morning, they had to evacuate their entire headquarters force of 375 guardsmen by boat and helicopter to the Superdome.... At the convention center, 222 soldiers trained in levee repair, not police work, locked themselves into an exhibit hall at the convention center rather than challenge an angry and desperate crowd of more than 10,000 hurricane victims at the center. The near-total collapse of communications made every task far more difficult, forcing some Guard commanders to use "runners, like in World War I," as one put it. With land lines, cellphones and many satellite phones out of action, the frequencies used by the radios still functioning were often so jammed that they were useless.... Yet questions about the first few days haunt many Louisiana guard officials: Should commanders have moved their headquarters to higher ground before the storm? Could they have better headed off the lawlessness or built more resilient communications?

On the United Nations Human Development Index Australia ranks third and of the top six countries, five are monarchies. As it says here: "The UN Human Development Index (HDI) is a comparative measure of poverty, literacy, education, life expectancy, and other factors for countries worldwide. It is a standard means of measuring well-being". You will never guess on which continent most countries with least human development are located. And if the United Nations says so, it must be right, mustn't it?

Great stuff!: "County Judge Carl Griffith said today he has become so frustrated with the federal relief effort that he has instructed all local officials to use police force if they have to to take supplies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "If you have enough policemen to take it from them, take it," Griffith said. His frustration comes as squabbling continues among federal, state and local over what some characterize as a woeful lack of communication."

A British blogger comments on the British Labour party: "You have been in power since 1997, and have achieved (aside form a bit of constitutional vandalism) very little. The greatest electoral mandate ever has been squandered. A lot more tax spent on utterly useless pen-pushers. Billions spent on management consultants, and an ever more thirsty-for-cash, but otherwise unreconstructed NHS. There has been little reform of education (except a lowering of standards). Tuition fees, a sticking plaster to cover the disastrous target of 50% participation in higher education without offering commensurate funding, has become this governments second-most unpopular policy."

Some heavy sarcasm from California Conservative: "Viagra is the pharmaceutical form of liberalism! Think about it. Like a Michael Moore documentary, Viagra delivers the look and feel of the real thing without the need for intellectual or spiritual honesty that true love (or a documentary) demands. And now that doctors have warned consumers that the drug can cause blindness, Viagra becomes an ideal metaphor of the Democratic Party".

If you want to know about the crazy leftist goings-on in Oregon, this is the blog for you.

For more postings, see EDUCATION WATCH, GREENIE WATCH, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WATCH, GUN WATCH, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE. Mirror sites here, here, here, here and here. And on Social Security see Dick McDonald


Practically all policies advocated by the Left create poverty. Leftists get the government to waste vast slabs of the country's labour-force on bureaucracy and paperwork and so load the burden of providing most useful goods and services onto fewer and fewer people. So fewer useful goods and services are produced to go around. That is no accident. The Left love the poor. The Left need the poor so that they can feel good by patronizing and "helping" them. So they do their best to create as many poor people as possible.

The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin's Communism. The very word "Nazi" is a German abbreviation for "National Socialist" (Nationalsozialistisch)

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