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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Note on Eighteenth Century Wars

Tag team wrestling and eighteenth century European foreign policy:
1)The odd Triple Alliance that linked usual enemies France and Britain (1716-1744)
2)The gradual abandonment of Austria in favor of Prussia by Britain

Thought for consideration:  What nations are we relying on for when the sh*t hits the fan?  Is it Britain, whom Obama has given the middle finger?  Is it Germany?  It certainly is not Russia, a problem Obama has yet to guard against.  We are cutting Israel loose, prey to the jackals that surround her.   Our current foreign policy seeks chaos.  It undermines all our traditional allies, and takes no heed of the economic crisis that confronts us.

Ding! Time's Up For Libya!

The Obamanator is in kill mode.  Despite the fact that the sixty days Oh Blah Blah was free to fight in Libya without Congressional authorization is up, the planes are still flying, at a cost of 716 billion Dollars so far.  Just as how Obama chooses to ignore the District Court decision that Obamacare is unconstitutional, he also chooses to believe that he has the right to go to war without Congressional approval.

Who we are helping in Libya still remains a mystery.  My guess is that it is the Muslim Brotherhood, or some faction similar to the rebels in Egypt that will take power.  Advancing the International Caliphate--the Obama foreign policy.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

New Address

My blog will now be at
The previous address was an attempt at the phrase "Last Fool" which turns out to be bad Latin.  The new evolution is based on a reworking of Quod erat demonstratum, a classic abbreviation used in scholasticism.  My phrase is perhaps less stupid than Denique Fossor was.

Riding Your Donkey, Or Failing to Do So!

I am not Jewish, but I do recieve the e-mail newsletter from  I learned something from it today.  It gave an anecdote about a Talmudic scholar who was insulted while riding a donkey.  The article said that in Jewish stories, riding a donkey is a symbol of being perfectly in control of your bodily desires.  Wow!  So when Jesus rode into Jerusalem astride an ass, he was doing more than avoiding walking;  he was using a rich symbolism too.  With the present scandal involving a certain NY congressman, many have basically seen this as a political goldmine who should see it instead as a cautionary tale of human sexuality run amok, which is something we saw with Newt Gingerich too.  Many if not all men have very serious issues with sex.  Not all of us go as far as lecherous pols do, but I often think of that Mellencamp song "Paper on Fire" as one of rock and roll's most insightful comments on how sex can destroy your life.

Monday, June 06, 2011

The Primrose League Versus Palin

This blog is not written in mindless adoration of Sarah Palin, as she has done things I don't particularly approve of, such as supporting pro-abort Republicans.  It is, however meant to comment on the adversarial attitude of George Will and Charles Krauthammer towards her.  I used to really respect George Will as an educated conservative.  During the years of Bush 43, I started to realize that Will has not liked any actual conservative politician in my lifetime.  Will did not like Reagan.  Will did not like Bush 43.  Will did like William Weld, who was so far to the left he scarcely deserved to be called a Republican at all.  George Will continues to write for Newsweek, which has devolved into a leftist propaganda organ.  (Remember their cover, which declared "We are all socialists now?"  And the hit pieces they have done on Palin?  Time is no better, with their smear on Benedict XVI.)

Krauthammer is somewhat better, but Estase remembers a letter full of bile Charlie wrote the venerable William F. Buckley that was reprinted in the latter's Right Reason.  Krauthammer seems to be the voice of RINO respectability, and like Will, a Republican that the Joe Kleins and Eric Autermans can feel comfortable with.

The combination of Will and Krauthammer are the modern equivalent of the Disraeli cult who called themselves the Primrose League.  Palin is not my idea of a perfect statesman, but the likes of Will and Krauthammer have no constructive alternative.