Saturday, September 26, 2015

And on the Seventh Day, He Selfied.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

WE CONDEMN!

.....THE RACIST SHOOTINGS IN CHARLESTON.

This is unspeakable evil. The perp must be found and if taken alive he needs to see state justice (after due process of course).

I am not a supporter of the death penalty except in the rarest of circumstances.

This is one of those rarest of circumstances.

Prayers arising for the families, for Charleston, and for America.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF WINSTON CHURCHILL


In honor of Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill--the primary reason this blog is not being written in German. (That, and the fact that my German is terrible.)


Friday, January 9, 2015

More thoughts about Charlie Hebdo


The beginning of my political awakening was when I discovered MAD Magazine when I was 10.

I loved satire. I loved the artists who created it: Norman Mingo, who created Alfred E.; Dave Berg ("The Lighter Side"), Sergio Argones (the little cartoons in the margins) and Antonio Prohias ("Spy vs. Spy"), and above all the immortal Don Martin and his awesome drawn sound effects (KERSPLORTCH!). The fold-ins and William M. Gaines, Editor.

Imagine if all these great cartoonists were brought together at their offices on MADison Avenue ...

... and some asshole with a machinegun killed them all, and MAD Magazine with them.

The more I think about it the angrier I get.

God bless them.  Their names:

• Charb – (real name Stephane Charbonnier) 47, an artist and publisher of Charlie Hebdo

• Cabu – (real name Jean Cabut) 76, the lead cartoonist for Charlie Hebdo

• Georges Wolinski – 80, an artist who had been drawing cartoons since the 1960s

• Tignous – (real name Bernard Verlhac) 57, a member of Cartoonists for Peace

• Bernard Maris – (known as “Uncle Bernard”) 68, an economist and columnist for the magazine

• Honoré – (real name Philippe Honoré) 73, the artist who drew the last cartoon tweeted by the weekly publication 

• Michel Renaud – a former journalist who was visiting the Charlie Hebdo offices

• Mustapha Ourrad – a copy-editor for Charlie Hebdo

• Elsa Cayat – a columnist and analyst for Charlie Hebdo

• Frederic Boisseau – a building maintenance worker

• Franck Brinsolaro – 49, a policeman appointed to head security for Charb

• Ahmed Merabet – 42, a police officer and member of the 11th arrondissement brigade [and a Muslim]

Regardless of their political views, they were martyrs for FREEDOM. Remember them.

Remember this. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Today We Stand With Charlie Hebdo





Horrible news from France--a satirical leftist magazine was struck by two terrorists today, who appear to have killed at least 11 people (including several police) before fleeing.

While I wouldn't normally be a fan of Charlie Hebdo, which according to the Great God Wiki is a leftist rag, today everyone who loves the freedom to speak must stand united with them.  This attack in Paris was an attack on every free man and woman wielding a pen (or keyboard). It was meant to terrify us all into silence--in particular, silence about Islam, and silence in the face of Islamist fundamentalism.

In short, the islamist-fascists want us to cooperate with them, if only passively.

No.

As I have said before, freedom still exists where you can stand up and say "Fuck you!"  ..... and live.

Today we stand together with Charlie Hebdo.

We will not be silenced.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015!!!!

It's the new year. With some Fridge Pics for your edification and enjoyment.

Happy New Year, everyone, may it be peaceful, prosperous, and funeral-free for its full extent.