Friday, November 30, 2007

A small personal note

Life is not all politics (Thank goodness) so I cannot resist a little note of satisfaction here about the results my son has just got in his university examinations for the final year of his B.Sc. All his subjects were in mathematics and he got 7s (the maximum possible mark) in all subjects. He will be heading for his doctorate in mathematics now. I am sure it is very evil of me to say so (according to Leftists anyway) but it is a great satisfaction to have a very bright son. His mother is over the moon too.

Neither of us have ever "pushed" him in any way. He is just a natural-born academic. I can't imagine where he gets that from! Since IQ is not genetically inherited (according to Leftists) it must just be a random event! I will be going to his graduation ceremony in a couple of weeks. I wonder if I should wear my doctoral robes?

We will be having a small family celebration of the occasion this Sunday -- at which I will of course be opening a bottle of Penfold's Grange.



I mentioned recently that the Religion of Peace site has been "filtered" by several internet censoring companies as "hate speech". To get the filtering lifted they had to remove certain pictures. Following are links to the censored pictures. One depicts Iranian punishment for adultery and the second Iranian punishment for homosexuality. See here and here

Reality must be censored! You are too immature to be told the truth. Our wise Leftist guardians know best!



Iran has built a new submarine, with which it is threatening the world. A picture of it below:

It looks about the same size as a World War I submarine. Details of the huffing and puffing here

Qualifications for top job?: "If a CEO of a fortune 500 company were to retire, would anyone seriously consider his wife to be an adequate replacement simply because she was married to him when he ran the company? What about a Super Bowl winning football team? What do you think the reaction of their fans would be if their coach's wife was being seriously discussed as his replacement? It sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? Yet, Hillary Clinton has practically been anointed by the press and the punditocracy as our next President, despite the fact that her run at the presidency is almost entirely based on being Bill Clinton's wife. By that, I mean that if Bill Clinton had meant the sweet nothings that he whispered in Monica Lewinsky's ear and he had divorced Hillary and married Monica, today Monica would be planning her Senate reelection campaign while Hillary would probably be working as a lobbyist for the Chinese toy manufacturers association."

Muslim paranoia: "Doctors treating an Indonesian man known as "Tree-man" - because of root-like growths on his hands and feet - have been slammed by the country's health minister. Indonesian health minister Siti Fadilah Supari has criticised the US doctor treating 35-year-old Dede for taking blood and tissue samples out of the country, the UK newspaper The Telegraph reported. Dede, who lives in a village to the south of Jakarta, is believed to be suffering from a rare strain of the Human Papilloma Virus. The US dermatologist treating the fisherman, the University of Maryland's Dr Anthony Gaspari, told The Telegraph that money had nothing to do with taking the samples out of Indonesia. "We did take samples, and the reason we did was to render a diagnosis," Dr Gaspari said. "We did it for humanitarian reasons, to help the patient." [More here]

More Muslim paranoia: "A British teacher in Sudan faces lashes and deportation as she languishes in police custody accused of insulting the Muslim prophet for allowing young children to name a teddy bear Mohammed. Sudanese police arrested Gillian Gibbons in Khartoum on Sunday after parents complained that she allowed six-year-old boys and girls at an expensive English school to name the bear, and so insult the Prophet Mohammed. The penalty carries the death sentence for Muslims in Sudan, where Islamic Sharia law is enforced in Khartoum and the north, but a non-Muslim could face a maximum penalty of lashes, prison, a fine and deportation if found guilty. A shaken Ms Gibbons, whom a British embassy spokesman said overnight had not yet been charged and who never intended that naming the bear would cause offence, was poised to spend a second night in police custody."

NYC Murders Drop, Democrats Call for Cop Pull Out : "As the number of murders in New York City reached a 40-year low, Democrats in Congress introduced a measure calling for an immediate and total pull-out of law enforcement personnel citing the high cost of fighting crime, the risk to those in uniform and "lack of political progress" in the city. In a typical Congressional maneuver, Democrats attached the redeployment measure as an amendment to an unrelated bill, sponsored by Republicans, which would provide senior citizens with a taxpayer-funded MediCare prescription golf benefit. Official statistics show the Big Apple's murder rate is now less than a quarter of what it was in 1990, but Democrats in Congress say the reduction has nothing to do with the actions of the New York City Police Department or the policies of the last two Republican mayors. "The dip in the murder rate is certainly temporary," said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, "and it presents us with a window of opportunity to safely extract our brave men and women in uniform before the slaughter returns to normal levels." [With grateful thanks to the inimitable Scrappleface]

OK to abort kids but not to spank them? "Parents who spank their kids - even in their own homes - would be slapped by the long arm of the law under an Arlington nurse’s proposal to make Massachusetts the first state in the nation to outlaw corporal punishment. Kathleen Wolf’s proposed legislation will be debated at a State House hearing tomorrow morning. If signed into law, parents would be prohibited from forcefully laying a hand on any child under age 18 unless it was to wrest them from danger, lest they be charged with abuse or neglect. Rep. Jay Kaufman, a Lexington Democrat, submitted the 61-year-old Wolf’s petition at her request, but is not taking a position for or against corporal punishment."


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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) and the full name of Hitler's political party (translated) was "The National Socialist German Workers' Party".


1 comment:

ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

Congratulations to you all on the remarkable achievement of your son. Your remark (tongue in cheek) on the genetic aspect of his gifts reminds me of the reason some of us agnostics refer to God as "Random Chance":o)

Looks as if not many have noted that you have instituted comments on the blog.

All the Best