No commentary necessary, I think this picture sums it all up nicely.
No commentary necessary, I think this picture sums it all up nicely.
Can you guess what name has risen up to be the number two most common name for baby boys in Britain?
If you guessed John, Paul, George or Ringo your wrong.
The number one most popular name in Britain for boys is currently Jack, also making the top five are; Thomas, Joshua and Oliver, which are 3, 4 and 5 respectively. The number two name however, which is rising up to the top of the charts like a bullet… Mohammed.
In all honestly the name Mohammed, at least in that spelling doesn’t even crack the top twenty, but that is only because there are over a dozen different spelling variations on the name. When combined, they rank as the number two most popular baby name in Britain.
According to the Times:
Overall, Muslims account for 3 per cent of the British population, about 1.5 million people. However, the Muslim birthrate is roughly three times higher than the nonMuslim one.
Statistics from the ONS show that Muslim households are larger than those headed by someone of another religion. In 2001, the average size of a Muslim household was 3.8 people while a third contained more than five people.
Hat tip: Confessions of a Closet Republican
Let me tell you a story that you may have not heard. I would like to warn everyone that might be a little squeamish that this story is not for the weak stomached. This is a story of the brutal and vicious murder of an innocent young couple; the circumstances that this young couple found themselves in were so brutal and so horrifying that it is the kind of stuff that Hollywood horror writers could not even imagine.
It just happened a few months ago, but barely anybody even knows of it.
The mainstream media has refused to tell this story, as they have more important things to “report” such as Anna Nicole Smith, Brittany Spears, Paris Hilton and Don Imus.
Channon Christian and Christopher Newsome, the young couple whom this story is about, students at the University of Tennessee were out on a date at a local restaurant on Saturday, January 6, 2007, but did not return home. During their drive in Channon’s Toyota 4-runner they were carjacked at gunpoint.
The couple was hijacked, bound, blindfolded, and then taken back to the apartment of their multiple assailants. At the apartment, which they were forced into at gunpoint, Channon was forced to watch her boyfriend as he was raped prison style. Following the rape Christopher’s penis was cut off. The armed assailants would later drive Christopher to nearby railroad tracks where he would be shot and then set on fire.
Christopher’s nightmare was over, but Channon’s was just beginning.
Channon Christian’s armed assailants beat her, then proceded to gang rape her repeatedly in many ways. Following this, the young University of Tennessee student had one of her breasts cut off and then bleach was poured down her throat to destroy DNA evidence — all this taking place while she was still alive. This wasn’t enough for the armed assailants however to add to the poor, young girls torture her captor’s took turns urinating on her brutalized, mutilated and raped body. She too would be set her body on fire, however unlike Christopher this happened inside the apartment where for unknown reason’s her captor’s left her body there-in five separate trash bags.
The following Monday Christian’s parents found her Toyota 4-Runner, with the help of her mobile phone provider. Because the killers ditched Christian’s SUV just a few hours after it was stolen, it has been suggested that the primary motives of the perpetrators was their desire to kidnap, torture, rape, and murder, instead of a simple hijacking. An envelope recovered from the vehicle yielded fingerprint evidence that led police to one of the killers. When police went to the address on Tuesday, January 9, they found the home unoccupied and Christian’s body in a trash can in the kitchen.
If you are anything like me your first reaction to this horrible story was the feelings of sadness, followed by disgust. You second reaction would have been to wonder to yourself, “why haven’t I heard about this story on the nightly news or in the newspapers?”
The answer to that question is almost as disgusting as the story itself. It’s because the brutal rape and murder of Channon and Christopher do not fit in with the agenda of the mainstream media.
You see what I failed to mention in discussing Channon and Christopher’s story was the fact that the young couple who were brutally tortured, raped, mutilated and ultimately murdered happened to be white, while the 4 men and 1 woman who carried out the sick and twisted actions are black.
If Channon and Christopher had more melanin in their skin and if their attackers were without it, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would have appeared in Knoxville, TN faster then Rosie O’Donnell at a buffet line. For the past four months all we would hear about whenever we turn on the television would be about these brutal murders, and how these five thugs were racist bastards that needed to pay dearly for this most vicious hate crime.
This story would be a national media circus, that would captivate the whole country’s attention to the 4 despicable men and 1 disgusting woman who perpetrated this vile hate crime. However since the brutal murders of Channon and Christian did not fit into the agenda driven mainstream media’s template for what is to be considered “newsworthy” barely a peep was heard.
For more on this check out:
Vent with Michelle Malkin: A Horror Story the MSM Won’t Tell You
RAPE, MUTILATION AND MURDER
Are Facts Racism?
I don’t know call me crazy, but as an American I don’t think nothing is as good as a nice cold beer or two on a hot summer day while barbequing with family. I think most Americans would agree.Not so much in Iran though.
Norwegian-Iranian Mamand Mamandy had a brutal meeting with police after drinking two beers while on holiday in Iran.
“It’s getting better now, but I am still in great pain,” Mamandy, 35, told Aftenposten.no. “My brother is a doctor, and treated me after the whipping. I was in great pain and could not sleep.”
Mamandy, a Kurd, explained that he was visiting his mother in Baneh, Iran in April when he was arrested by police.
“We were on an outing with family and friends, six or seven in the evening, and were having a barbecue and enjoying ourselves. Altogether I drank two beers. The police happened to drive by,” Mamandy said.
He said that he was immediately arrested and taken to the police station where he was sentenced to 130 lashes. This sentence, for beer drinking, was carried out publicly according to news agency Iran Focus.
“I received 130 lashes on the back of my body. Police whipped me,” Mamandy said. He came to Norway as an asylum seeker in 1999. He lives in Drammen with his wife and they are awaiting Norwegian citizenship.
Mamandy traveled home to Norway shortly after his punishment and has been since treated by his family doctor here.
Aftenposten.no has been in contact with the Foreign Ministry, who said that they had not been contacted by Mamandy or his family in connection with the matter.
Previous stories about those loveable nut bags in Iran:
Mark Steyn has a great piece up today called; Fortress America’s gate is open. In it he talks about the Fort Dix Six came out looking like a bunch of bumbling idiots but also rightfully mentions that Mohammed Atta and the 9/11 hijackers would have looked like a bunch of bumbling idiots as well if we had caught them on 9/10 while they were in a strip club getting lap dances.
He goes on to mention how the Duka brothers, ethnic Albanians, are the children of relatively mild-mannered moderate Muslims, while they have become drawn to the more radicalized version of the Religion. He also talks about the rise of Radicalized Islam in the Balkans, thanks in great part to the arrival of Saudi Arabian money following the end of the fighting that saw the collapse of what was once Yugoslavia.
In his closing paragraphs, he brings it all home when he talks about how the Duka brothers were here illegally.
It’s time to hunker down in Fortress America. Which brings me to the fourth lesson: What fortress? The three Duka brothers were (if you’ll forgive the expression) illegal immigrants. They’re not meant to be here. Yet they graduated from a New Jersey high school and they operated two roofing companies and a pizzeria. Think of how often you have to produce your driver’s license or Social Security number. But, five years after 9/11, this is still one of the easiest countries in the world in which to establish a functioning but fraudulent identity.
Consider, for example, the post-9/11 ritual of airline security. You have to produce government-issued picture ID to the TSA official. Does that make you feel safer? On that Tuesday morning in September, four of the killers got on board by using picture ID they’d acquired through the “undocumented worker” network in Falls Church, Va. Half the jurisdictions in the United States issue picture ID to people who shouldn’t even be in the country, and they issue it as a matter of policy. The Fort Dix boys were pulled over for 19 traffic violations, but because they were in “sanctuary cities,” any cop who suspected they were illegals was unable to report them to immigration authorities. Again, as a matter of policy.
On one hand, America creates a vast federal security bureaucracy to prevent another 9/11. On the other hand, American politicians and bureaucrats create a parallel system of education and welfare and health care entitlements, main- taining and expanding a vast network of fraudulent identity that cor- rupts the integrity of almost all state databases. And though it played a part in the killing of 3,000 Americans, leaders of both parties insist nothing can be done to stop it. All we can do is give the Duka brothers “a fast track to citizenship.”
The Iranians already are operating in South America’s Tri-Border area. Is it the nothing-can-be-done crowd’s assumption that the fellows who run armies of the “undocumented” from Mexico into America are just kindhearted human smugglers who’d have nothing to do with jihad even if the price was right? If you don’t have borders, you won’t have a nation — and you may find “the jobs Americans won’t do” covers a multitude of sins.
I’d go read the whole thing, it’s a great read.
I saw this at Glen Reynold’s site.
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) an organization that explores the media of the Middle East and provides English translations has recently translated a story about oppressed Saudi Women who turn to taking their clothes off on the internet.
Here’s the transcript.
Here’s the video:
Harry Reid is a scumbag. He is a disgusting rat of a man, whose biggest fear is that the brave men and woman of our Armed Forced will complete their mission — and thus end everything that the far left wing of the Democratic party has been hoping to accomplish. He is so fearful of the knowledge that if given the resources that they need to accomplish their mission the brave men & woman of our military will do so, that he has made his one and only goal as a Senator to ensure that we pull out of Iraq with our tail between our legs.
He continues to parrot his “the war is lost,” “the war is lost” mantra and has gone on record to say that even if General Petraeus were to come to Capitol Hill and give proof that the surge is working — he would not believe him.
BASH: You talked several times about General Petraeus. You know that he is here in town. He was at the White House today, sitting with the president in the Oval Office and the president said that he wants to make it clear that Washington should not be telling him, General Petraeus, a commander on the ground in Iraq, what to do, particularly, the president was talking about Democrats in Congress.
He also said that General Petraeus is going to come to the Hill and make it clear to you that there is progress going on in Iraq, that the so-called surge is working. Will you believe him when he says that?
REID: No, I don’t believe him, because it’s not happening.
There is one thing and one thing only driving White Flag Harry and the rest of the lunatic fringe that has taken over the DNC — and it is not patriotism or concern about our soldiers or our country, it’s politics. White Flag Harry, once again with his own words, confirmed this as such when he said:
We’re going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.
While I am not a big John McCain supporter, at least I know where his heart lies — with America and not with partisan politics as he recently pronounced:
For my part, I would rather lose a campaign than a war, I understand the frustration caused by our mistakes in this war. I sympathize with the fatigue of the American people . . . But I also know the toll a lost war takes on an army and a country.
I have always considered myself more of a Libertarian and then in recent years an “Independent Conservative” but except for a few exceptions, I only find the sane voices in the Republican party. America be damned, the lunatic left wants nothing more then to bail out and lose this war so that they could solidify their political clout, and somewhere in a cave at the Afghanistan/Pakistan border a madman smiles…
This past Wednesday the Supreme Court voted to uphold the ban on partial birth abortions, marking, as I commented on another blogger’s post, a great victory for Babies rights. Partial birth abortion is a disgusting, vile practice and any decent human being even those her are pro “abortion rights” should agree on that.
Today, I discovered an article in the UK’s Daily Mail about a British study that found that 1 in 30 babies that were aborted for medical reasons were in fact born alive.
They lived for an average of 80 minutes – although in some cases foetuses survived for over six hours.
Most of the babies were born between 20 and 24 weeks of pregnancy, but some had been in the womb for as little as 17 weeks.
The figures, based on a study of West Midlands hospitals, has reignited the abortion debate, with pro-life campaigners demanding the time limit for terminations be cut.
Researchers looked at the outcome of 3,189 abortions performed on seriously handicapped foetuses at 20 hospitals between 1995 and 2004.
It showed that 102 – or around one in 30 – aborted for reasons such as Down’s Syndrome and heart defects, were born alive.
Abortions are allowed to be carried out if the pregnancy is shown to have an adverse effect on the mental health and wellbeing of the mother up until the 24th week of pregnancy.
Beyond this point, the procedure is only sanctioned if the baby has a severe disability or if the mother’s life is at risk.
The latest study, carried out by experts from the West Midlands Perinatal Institute and published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, showed that three per cent of aborted disabled babies were born alive.
While there is no suggestion that any of the babies documented in the West Midlands study lived for more than a few hours, doctors in Norwich are currently treating a toddler born at 24 weeks after three botched terminations.
He was born three years ago and is still alive.
Campaigners said it was likely the Midlands figures were just the tip of the iceberg as the region only accounts for around a tenth of the babies born in the country each year.
In addition, the study only looked at babies whose lives were ended because of disability.
However, most abortions are carried out on ‘healthy’ babies for social reasons. Julia Millington of the pro-life group Alive and Kicking said: “This can’t just be happening in the West Midlands.
“It begs the question of how many healthy babies must be surviving? It would suggest the true figure must be much higher.
This study was based in a region of the UK that only accounts for 1/10th of the babies born in that nation per year. Just imagine what the true numbers would be if it were a survey of the rest of the United Kingdom, or even the entire Western World.
The article ended by discussing the story of Gianna Jessen, who celebrated her 30th birthday earlier this month, despite the fact that she should be dead.
When Gianna’s biological mother was seven and a half months pregnant, she went to a Los Angeles abortion clinic to have her pregnancy terminated. The baby growing inside her body would have other plans, however. The abortion failed, and despite the fact of being trapped in a acid bath from the saline solution injected into her mother’s womb, Gianna Jessen was born into the world — alive and premature, with severe damage that resulted in physical atrophy and cerebral palsy.
Gianna Jessen has not let the fact that her biological mother’s attempt to murder her before she was born has left her stricken with cerebral palsy hold her back.
Gianna Jessen does not quit. Giving up is not an option to her. Gianna has what she refers to as the “gift” of Cerebral Palsy. She weighed a mere 2 lbs at birth and the doctors said she would never be able to hold up her head, sit up, crawl or walk. She began to walk by the age of three years old with the help of leg braces and a walker.
Gianna doesn’t believe that her Cerebral Palsy takes away her life, but, rather, enriches it. . . she walks with a slight limp today and runs marathons. On April 30, 2005 she completed her first 26.2 mile marathon after running just over 7 hours and was presented with the coveted blank blank award! On April 23, 2006 she completed the London Marathon as well. She is now determined to run marathons all over the place, because she was never supposed to even walk!
Gianna understands the plight of orphans, being one herself. She was placed into the foster care system early on in life, eventually being taken into the loving home of a woman named Penny. Penny has been a mother to 56 foster children in her life. Gianna was later adopted by Penny’s daughter, making Penny Gianna’s grandmother. According to Gianna, Penny saved her life.
Gianna is a Christian. Her life was given to her by the grace of God. She shouldn’t be walking, but more miraculous still; she should not even be alive. Gianna’s biological mother was 17 when she had a saline abortion in her third trimester. Many Americans don’t realize it is legal to have an abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy. After being burned alive for approximately 18 hours in the womb from the saline solution, Gianna was delivered alive in a Los Angeles County abortion clinic. Her medical records state, “born during saline abortion”…this is what caused her Cerebral Palsy.
I’ll close with a quote from Miss Jessen, from the Daily Mail Article.
“If abortion is about women’s rights, then what were my rights?
“No decision is solely yours to make. All decisions affect another human being – whether it is for good or for ill.
“If people are going to talk about abortion, then it’s important for them to know that these babies can be born alive and survive.”
Before anyone continues to read this, I need to provide ample warning that this post will contain very vulgar and crude language, I apologize to anyone who may be offended by my choice of words (unless of course you are Rosie O’Fat herself), but that disgusting pig brings out the worst in me.
In this collection of segments that is a little over five minutes long, that fat ass cow offers some pretty ridiculous insights and poses some rather ridiculous questions, such as the possibility of the current Iran/Great Britain hostage crisis being a set-up by the US and Great Britain to purposefully provoke a war with Iran.
That however, is not even the best part. Later on, she implies that the destruction of the World Trade Center was a planned event and only could have been caused if explosives were involved. Below you will find the video, but first I want to offer up a transcript of what she said. I listened, and re-listened over and over again — even though it pained me greatly to have to listen to that fat bitch’s voice for so long — but I had to do it to get the wording right.
I urge you to slowly read the quote below, read it again and then think to yourself.
No, but I do believe that it is the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel. I do believe that it defies physics for The World Trade Center Tower 7, building seven, which collapsed in on itself. It is impossible for a building to fall the way it fell without explosives being involved, World Trade Center seven World Trader (sic) one and two got hit by planes, seven miraculously… the first time in history, steel was melted by fire. It is a (sic) physically impossible.
I want to make this as clear as I possibly can… that fat ass disgusting slob of a despicable human being and anybody who agrees with the bullshit that spews from her pie hole, need to have what little tiny pea sized brains they have removed and fed to them ala Hannibal.
What kind of despicable, disgusting American hating garbage can believe that sort of nonsense?
…it is the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel?
Earth to Rosie… earth to Rosie… come in bitch… can you hear me? How the fuck do you think steel is made, you stupid fucking bitch. In case you didn’t know here is a video for you, you fucking disgusting pig.
I’ve always and still do feel that anybody who lays their finger on a woman is the lowest piece of filth in existence, but I swear to God if I ever saw Rosie O’Donnell walking down the street I would slap her in that fat face of hers and hope a chicken bone don’t fly out of that pie hole and hit me right back.
According to Rosie O’Fat who can apparently now add, structural engineer to her list of occupations, says that “miraculously” World Trade Center Building Seven came down when for the first time in history “fire” melted steel.
The Walt Disney Company should be ashamed of themselves for allowing a filthy fucking ape like Rosie O’Fat to appear on their network.
Popular Mechanics magazine, not exactly a bastion of “Right Wing Agendas” almost two years ago de-bunked each and every myth that despicable 9/11 conspiracy assholes, such as Rosie the Dinosaur believe.
Videos of the fall of WTC 7 show cracks, or “kinks,” in the building’s facade just before the two penthouses disappeared into the structure, one after the other. The entire building fell in on itself, with the slumping east side of the structure pulling down the west side in a diagonal collapse.
According to NIST, there was one primary reason for the building’s failure: In an unusual design, the columns near the visible kinks were carrying exceptionally large loads, roughly 2000 sq. ft. of floor area for each floor. “What our preliminary analysis has shown is that if you take out just one column on one of the lower floors,” Sunder notes, “it could cause a vertical progression of collapse so that the entire section comes down.”
There are two other possible contributing factors still under investigation: First, trusses on the fifth and seventh floors were designed to transfer loads from one set of columns to another. With columns on the south face apparently damaged, high stresses would likely have been communicated to columns on the building’s other faces, thereby exceeding their load-bearing capacities.
Second, a fifth-floor fire burned for up to 7 hours. “There was no firefighting in WTC 7,” Sunder says. Investigators believe the fire was fed by tanks of diesel fuel that many tenants used to run emergency generators. Most tanks throughout the building were fairly small, but a generator on the fifth floor was connected to a large tank in the basement via a pressurized line. Says Sunder: “Our current working hypothesis is that this pressurized line was supplying fuel [to the fire] for a long period of time.”
WTC 7 might have withstood the physical damage it received, or the fire that burned for hours, but those combined factors–along with the building’s unusual construction–were enough to set off the chain-reaction collapse.
If Rosie O’Fat hates this country so much, she should buy one of those large helicopters SeaWorld uses to ship Shamu and have it carry her disgusting fat ass to Iran, where I’m sure she’ll be accepted with open arms. Hell, I’ll take up a donation drive to do it.
God bless poor Elisabeth Hasselbeck for having to put up with that fat cow.
:: here’s some old ranting on Rosie O’Fat.
This one is pretty funny. Three men, Will Carsola, Dave Stewart and Mark Lance recently put on various ridiculously obvious disguises and strolled into a Virginia DMV office a couple times apiece to obtain duplicate Drivers Licenses. They filmed the whole thing and posted it up on YouTube.
The guys are part of DaybyDay Productions; sort of a Kids in the Hall meet the Jerky Boys Comedy Troup. You can find them at their website LiveDaybyDay.com. The troop has also created a couple movies and the footage filmed for the DMV incident is intended as part of a new movie.
Here are some pictures of the Licenses, complete with ridiculous costumes.
Not one single time did they get turned down and denied the right to obtain a new drivers license, despite the fact that some DMV employees even recognized them from previous visits.
The men knew that they were crossing the line with the stunt, but they did it for the comedic value. In an interview with the Richmond Times Dispatch, Dave Stewart was quoted:
Honestly, I think DMV is a little at fault for letting us get away with it, with terrorists and stuff going on now.
Even if you are not a fan of their type of comedy (I think their funny as hell though), you have to admit that they should be commended for pointing out the absurdity that is the ridiculous ease that Virginia as well as most States distribute drivers licenses. Anybody can get a drivers license, goofballs dressed up in ridiculous costumes even criminals or terrorists.
Here are the videos, you may not like them, I think their funny and feature some great Misfits tunes.
Not only was it a funny prank, but it may have done some good as well. According to Virginia DMV spokesman Bill Foy, the stunt may bring about new policies that would make it more difficult for people to obtain a reissued Virginia license.
Potentially, I think we’ll consider refusing to issue a license to customers who appear to be in disguise or appear to be distorting their face to alter their appearance, using a disguise while obtaining a driver’s license is simply not a joke.
It’s nice that the State that allowed nine out of the nineteen 9/11 terrorists to illegally obtain drivers licenses may now five years plus after the fact actually do something about making it tougher to obtain one. It only took a couple hooligans and a funny video to do it; I guess that’s much more embarrassing then giving out ID’s to crazy Islamofascists.
The Virginia DMV should give these guys credit for pointing out their stupidity and not threaten to cancel their driving privileges like they have done. Letters were sent out to the guys from the DMV to the pair, requiring them to appear within 15 days to reapply for a license because the photos were not accurate portrayals of their faces. However nothing that the men did is illegal, at least as far as current laws go.
I don’t have the Sundance channel so I will be unable to watch it, but I may seek this show out if/when it gets released on DVD. Tonight at 9 p.m. on the Sundance channel, “One Punk Under God – The Prodigal son of Jim and Tammy Faye” premiers.
I only have a vague recollection of the P.T.L ministry and the Bakkers, as I was only about 12 years old when the ministry collapsed under heavy scandal. Most of what I know about the Bakkers is after the fact stuff such as Tammy Faye’s stint on the second season of ‘The Surreal Life’ with Vanilla Ice, Ron Jeremy, Erik Estrada and others.
I do know that the Bakkers were both ministers and that the P.T.L. Ministry was a massive organization. Now it seems that their son, Jaime “Jay” Bakker is following in the family footsteps — sort of.
Jay Bakker a 30-year-old licensed minister, will be the star of the six-part, Sundance Channel documentary, “One Punk Under God.” He is a very, very different type of Preacher: he’s a tattoo-covered punk rocker who rejects his parents’ emphasis on prosperity and prefers a more humble environment for his work, usually bars, restaurants and anyplace that people gather.
His ministry, called Revolution, preaches the gospel to society’s outcasts. Advocating God’s love for everyone, regardless of past sins, Bakker has picked up a large and unusual following.
Jay Bakker started the first Revolution ministry in late 1994, in Phoenix Arizona, along with friends Mike Wall and Kelly Miller. He then moved to Atlanta, Georgia, with the belief that traditional sermons and church services are not reaching his generation. He preached to the street kids of downtown Atlanta, drug addicts, punk rockers, Goths, and skateboard kids, as well as prostitutes, drug addicts, drunks and the homeless. Many of his followers are pierced and tattooed, and sport wild hair color.
The show will chronicle his final days in Atlanta, as now he and his wife have moved to New York where she is attending school and where he is continuing his ministry.
Both Jim, now 66, and Tammy Faye appear in the Sundance series as their son visits them to talk about their spiritual roller-coaster ride.
“I actually visit Mom whenever I can and my sister, Tammy Sue Bakker, moved in to help take care of her,” Jay Bakker said. “At this point in my life, I just want to bring some healing into people’s lives. In my life, I’ve seen far too much hypocrisy in the church and far too many people who have been hurt by the church’s condemnation,” he said.
“Through it all, I still believe in Jesus. I believe in Jesus’ message of love and grace and that there’s always hope in Christ. I know that my church isn’t very big right now. We’ve got about 200 people. But I really do believe that the world needs to hear this message — that love never gives up.”
As a tattooed freak myself, this sort of appeals to me, as I have myself grown disillusioned from the brick and mortar trapping of traditional churches as well as the strictness of the Roman Catholic Church, in which I am baptized.
I just heard about Jay Bakker and his ministry today, but I think I will be looking more into it myself.
For more info check out http://www.revolutionchurch.com/
I don’t expect most readers of this blog to know who Frank Miller is and for those that do — particularly some Christian Conservatives who may be reading you probably don’t like him. For those of you that don’t know him, Frank Miller is an artist and a comic-book writer, whose style is very film noir. Now I will admit I haven’t read comic books or graphic novels since High School and that’s been almost 12 years now, but I am still a big fan of Frank Miller’s work.
He is most recently known as the co-director along with Robert Rodriguez for the motion picture Sin City, which was an adaptation of Miller’s graphic novels. He is also famous for (which is where I know and love his work from) revitalizing the Batman character in the late 80’s/early 90’s and making him cool as hell.
As a matter of fact he is currently working on a Batman graphic novel called Holy Terror, Batman! a comedic play on Robin’s classic catchphrase from the campy 60’s tv show with an very serious subject matter — Batman vs. Al Qaeda.
The reason for this work, Miller said, was “an explosion from my gut reaction of what’s happening now.” He can’t stand entertainers who lack the moxie of their ’40s counterparts who stood up to Hitler. Holy Terror is “a reminder to people who seem to have forgotten who we’re up against.”
It’s been a long time since heroes were used in comics as pure propaganda. As Miller reminded, “Superman punched out Hitler. So did Captain America. That’s one of the things they’re there for.”
“These are our folk heroes,” Miller said. “It just seems silly to chase around the Riddler when you’ve got Al Qaeda out there.”
Now I have already been a fan of Mr. Miller’s work and am eagerly awaiting the release of Holy Terror, Batman! — which will mark the first time in the last 12 years that I have purchased a comic book, but if all that wasn’t enough to admire Frank Miller this week there came more.
He was on NPR’s Morning Edition this past Monday to recite an essay he wrote about how the terrorist attacks of 9/11 changed the way he thinks about patriotism. The essay is titled “That Old Piece of Cloth” and you have to go to NPR’s website to read it, but trust me it is well worth it.
Then came that sunny September morning when airplanes crashed into towers a very few miles from my home and thousands of my neighbors were ruthlessly incinerated — reduced to ash. Now, I draw and write comic books. One thing my job involves is making up bad guys. Imagining human villainy in all its forms. Now the real thing had shown up. The real thing murdered my neighbors. In my city. In my country. Breathing in that awful, chalky crap that filled up the lungs of every New Yorker, then coughing it right out, not knowing what I was coughing up.
For the first time in my life, I know how it feels to face an existential menace. They want us to die. All of a sudden I realize what my parents were talking about all those years.
Patriotism, I now believe, isn’t some sentimental, old conceit. It’s self-preservation. I believe patriotism is central to a nation’s survival. Ben Franklin said it: If we don’t all hang together, we all hang separately. Just like you have to fight to protect your friends and family, and you count on them to watch your own back.
So you’ve got to do what you can to help your country survive. That’s if you think your country is worth a damn. Warts and all.
This is sort of old news, since it occurred during the 2004 election cycle, but it just does a great job of showing the left for what they are that I had to make note of it.
I found this through Michelle Malkin, but Truth Caucus has video of former California College Republican State Chairman Michael Davidson leading a demonstration outside of the offices of MTV, where they are protesting MTV and in particular the “Rock The Vote” campaign for their misleading scare tactics, in claiming to the youth of America that a draft was emanate.
At one point an MTV employer who earlier had denied that she worked for the network even though she was wearing an ID tag made this disgusting comment, “I hope your wife gets raped and can’t get an abortion.”
Yep, and liberals like to call the right “Hate Mongers.” This video really needs to be seen.
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