"What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty
must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It
is its natural manure." Thomas Jefferson
"Satyameva Jayate" - Truth Alone Triumphs
Dean Esmay has a post on how to deal with sociopaths like Kim Jong Il. He is not a sane person, so we need to be careful when dealing with him. Rational thoughts do not enter his mind. Anyways, just read.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 3:14 PM [+] ::
Suman Palit has a post on growing defense ties between two of our stalwart allies. They will be launching a spy satellite (joint mission) in two years. Maybe, after that, a joint manned space mission. Israel has now sent their first guy into space. Rock on guys.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 3:06 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, January 10, 2003 ::
Canada's Open Door to Terrorists
Mark Steyn has an article about how Cretin has let in many terrorists. In fact, being a terrorist speeds up your immigration application. Via The Professor.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 7:59 PM [+] ::
What Is An American?
This is a great article about America and what it means to be an American. It's a little old (Sept 25, 2001) but is an amazing read.
Kesher Talk has a post on a Pakistani Muslim in New York who stopped a Bosnian Muslim from torching a synagogue. It's a good sign.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 1:44 PM [+] ::
Ich Bin Ein Berliner
President Kennedy said it almost 30 years ago. Bush should go to Jerusalem and say something along the lines of "Ich Bin Ein Jerusalemer" in Hebrew. We need to show our support for the people of Israel in a better way than just shovelling money their way. We need to proudly say that we stand with the state of Israel. There is nothing shameful about saying that. Bush needs to show the Islamofascists that the fight is coming to their homes and away from ours. It's time to kick some ass, Uh-meri-cun style.
We need to show our support for our allies on the frontlines: Israel, Turkey and India, just like we did in WWII. Back before Pearl Harbor, we were supplying the British with arms, ships, etc. In this war, we have had our Pearl Harbor- 9/11. We need to be multilateral in the real way: steadfastedly support our real allies and take the fight to the enemy's base camp instead of fighting at our gates.
I've had enough of the appeaseniks, suicide bombers and other motha-fuckas. The time for a decision has come: fight hard or not fight at all. Half-hearted efforts won't do. And I end here with a excerpt of General Patton's speech before Operation Overlord:
When a man is lying in a shell hole, if he just stays there all day, a German will get to him eventually. The hell with that idea. The hell with taking it. My men don't dig foxholes. I don't want them to. Foxholes only slow up an offensive. Keep moving. And don't give the enemy time to dig one either. We'll win this war, but we'll win it only by fighting and by showing the Germans that we've got more guts than they have; or ever will have. We're not going to just shoot the sons-of-bitches, we're going to rip out their living Goddamned guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We're going to murder those lousy Hun cocksuckers by the bushel-fucking-basket. War is a bloody, killing business. You've got to spill their blood, or they will spill yours. Rip them up the belly. Shoot them in the guts. When shells are hitting all around you and you wipe the dirt off your face and realize that instead of dirt it's the blood and guts of what once was your best friend beside you, you'll know what to do!
I don't want to get any messages saying, "I am holding my position." We are not holding a Goddamned thing. Let the Germans do that. We are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything, except the enemy's balls. We are going to twist his balls and kick the living shit out of him all of the time. Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy. We are going to go through him like crap through a goose; like shit through a tin horn!
UPDATE: I have a similar phrase in Yiddish (it's the closest I could find to Hebrew). "Ich bin ahn Yerushaliyer."
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 1:32 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, January 09, 2003 ::
The Tax Cuts
Bush has pulled another trick out of his hat. Any tax cut is good by me cause it means the gummint grabs less of my money. Here's a neat little factoid in the NYTimes courtesy of Andrew Sullivan: "What Democrats are less likely to emphasize is that Mr. Bush's plan would provide bigger tax cuts for many people at middle-income and lower-income levels than theirs' would." MmmmHmmmm, that right. Where's the "Tax Cuts for the Rich" Donks now??
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 2:14 AM [+] ::
To Be or Not to Be??
No this is not a post about Shakespeare. But now that I've got you reading, I was just wondering what people think about my identity (or the lack thereof). Is it part of the allure? Or, is it annoying and you wish I would just come out of the closet (metaphorically speaking)? I'm just curious. If an extraordianry majority of commenters demand that I reveal who I am I just might be persuaded.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 2:07 AM [+] ::
What's up Rangel's ass? He wants the draft back so that people become afraid of this war and vote in dimwits like himself who will want us to understand the root causes behind the towel-headed thugs's reasons for attacking us (to borrow a phrase used by my friend Paul). Kiss my ass Rangel. Robert Prather has a post about the differences between our draft and volunteer militaries. Check it out, if you haven't already.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 1:53 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 ::
Enough is Enough
I must admire the restraint shown by the Israelis. If it was up to me, I'd go ape on Arafat and his minions and friends as a first step. The stuff they are going through is unimagineable.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 4:52 PM [+] ::
The Case for the Empire
Here's an article in Weekly Standard on Star Wars and how the author prefers the Empire. It's a pretty humorous article but also makes serious arguments.
Courtesy of Paul Butler. Also it's a little old: May 16, 2002 but still a great read.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 2:20 PM [+] ::
NZ Bear has a caption contest for a pic of instaman in which he looks scary to say the least.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 2:28 AM [+] ::
Meryl Yourish and Laurence Simon are having a bread-war. Here's her latest post. I think it's over. Here's my contribution: If the bread is hot n fresh I can eat it all by itself. I was in Paris the past summer and I found this little bread place that sold baguettes for 20 cents each. What a great deal and they were amazingly yummy.
I thnk Meryl has conceded defeat.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 2:19 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 ::
Have I really earned your trust?
(It's time for the Amish Tech Support Blog A Day Tour, where Laurence Simon appears on a different blog every day for 2003. Today's victim host is the Inscrutable American.)
Before I talk about what I came here to talk about, I'd like to talk about the Tour a little. One of the odd things about this whole Tour concept is how readily some people have thrown usernames and passwords in my direction. I'm not so sure that I can look at myself objectively in the mirror, but from the looks of the 4,500 posts I've posted here and countless megabytes of material I've vomited up over the past decade I think there'd be at least some element of caution exhibited by participants.
Remember the deal with Pee Wee Herman? He was so charming, so eccentric, and so delightful to watch... but in the end he turned out to be a twisted and deeply disturbed individual living a horrifying lie.
Okay, so I'm not some spank-monkey in the movie theaters or inviting young kids over for camera parties like Pee Wee is, but you get my drift here. Lots of folks opening their doors, offering up what's in their fridge... it's a friendly Blogosphere we live in for now. Doesn't take much to turn that trust into paranoid mistrust.
I will not be the first to violate it. This Tour is about bringing people together, opening doors and building bridges. Or maybe it's about doing something utterly silly that 366 people can participate in that doesn't involve a cobblestone piazza and a truckload of tomatoes.
Anyway, another element of the Tour that I consider important is that nobody's supposed to know where I show up next. There's an element of surprise in what path I take. No pre-announcing where I might show up. Well, today's cover got blown. Amazing what things you discover when you start such projects. I'm not mad, though. Just fascinated that I overlooked such a thing to tell people about when tapping then on the shouter and yelling GOOSE!
Now I know to announce to people in the on deck circle not to blow the surprise anymore. Where's the fun in shaking the box and knowing you've got a puppy for Christmas, anyhow?
Shucky darn. The Tour goes on.
Oh, wait... now I remember my inspiration. That scene in Gandhi when he is walking to the ocean to make salt for himself. He started our with his small circle of loyal friends, but ended up with a huge crowd when he got to the ocean.
I am the Gandhi of the Blogosphere.
Wait... no I'm not. I'm actually quite the opposite. I don't believe in being passive at all. And I really like cats.
Okay, now that I've settled that, I'd sorry to report that I can't remember what I was going to write about in the first place. I think it had something to do with security and trust. You're just going to have to trust me that it was a real hum-dinger of a piece I worked up, but I guess I should have taken my notebook in to the bath with me when I came up with it.
(Another day, another stop on the Amish Tech Support Blog A Day Tour. Tune in tomorrow for the next confusing and somewhat disturbing entry in this juggernaut of fun. If you're like to provide a stop on the Tour for Laurence Simon, please contact him and let him know you're interested.)
:: Laurence 2:07 PM [+] ::
SDB delivers a kick-ass post with respect to the call-up of French troops (yes, they're coming on board). The last sentence is my favorite: "And if France is "ready to fulfill its obligations" then it's the first time since 20010911."
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 11:27 AM [+] ::
The UK and guns
Maybe Labour will realize that gun control doesn't work (their sort of gun control anyways). Actually, on second thoughts, they probably won't.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 11:07 AM [+] ::
In case you don't know Laurence Simon is on tour and hopes to appear on at least one different blog a day. I am hosting him tomorrow. It's pretty cool.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 7:58 PM [+] ::
He seems to be getting ready for an inevitable war translated into English as a quick collapse of his regime and his disappearance along with his family to Libya.
There is the usual b.s. of inspectors spying etc (which they might be doing anyway).
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 4:42 PM [+] ::
I know I haven't been blogging at all. Just busy getting back into the rhythm after a short vacation. Anyways, I've gotten 1100 or so visits, the last time I check. Wow. Thanks everyone. Although I didn't write anything the last two weeks, people still came.
My blogbro has a great fisking of a Canadian asswipe of a writer, Heather Mallick. I know I'm late, but it's still a great fisking.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 4:31 PM [+] ::
:: Sunday, January 05, 2003 ::
I'm Reeally Back
Yes, the rumors are true. I have returned. I'm really tired, so I won't be blogging today. Good night and a Happy New Year.
:: Sic Semper Tyrannis::Inscrutable American 8:51 PM [+] ::