Wednesday, December 17, 2014
On the Isle of the Pines Castro's political enemies are left in privation and gloom. The old dictator-a celebrity in Hollywood and other Left precincts--has lived long enough to see "El Norte" bow to him. Barack Obama--who opposed every effective action against Communism in his youth and is basted in the fashionable anti-anti-Communism of his class and kind has waited until after an election, so there is no accountability--to give Castro the win--and to deepen the suffering and despair of the innocents on the Isle of the Pines. We have heard from the Soviet Union, and the Eastern Europeans and even the Chinese of how those in the prisons of the Reds gain heart even in the deepest dungeon from the slightest word against their captors by the President of the United States. They lose heart at capitulations. The Castro brothers--murderers and enemies of any decency in this world rejoice, and the Lady's in White weep.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladies_in_White
He could not wait until Castro died? What was the rush? Did the enemy of America need a win that badly? I was inducted into the Cuban American Society of Georgetown long ago. To all my friends from that Island I am sorry for this capitulation--in which the U.S. got nothing and the Dictator-everything and say, as was said in Marti's time "Viva La Cuba Libre!"
Who knows, maybe the President who disdains bourgeoisie Constitutions, opposed all of America's actions in the Cold War, and tried to deliver substandard health care for all by confiscatory tactics really sees Castro as a role model?
Secondly, the Mad Communist King of North Korea has just had a movie pulled from American theatres by threats and hacks. Sony has completely capitulated to the rantings and a mad man. But at least here there is a glimmer of hope. All of the usual suspects of Hollywood are outraged at Sony and the craven theatres. http://www.tmz.com/2014/12/17/rob-lowe-sony-hitler-tweet-the-interview-neville-chamberlain/
When Rob Lowe sounds like me the Times They Are A'Changin. Not only him but Seth Rogen, Jud Aptow and even the atheist little homonculous Patten Oswald are all on the same page.http://www.eonline.com/news/607557/north-korea-wins-steve-carell-aaron-sorkin-jimmy-kimmel-and-more-slam-sony-for-pulling-the-interview-from-theaters
The portly little Communist Monster in North Korea now has Newt Gingrich, Michael Moore and Bill Maher on the same page. Perhaps, like Yamamoto predicted of another sneak attack against the U.S., he has awakened a sleeping Giant. I hope so, but I fear not.
UPDATE: They usually say only Nixon could go to China. But Barack Obama giving Castro normalized relations for nothing is pretty much Nixon going to San Clemente.
UPDATE: God Bless the Washington Post! This is something I do not write a lot but I see they have come out with an editorial that matches this blog post and also note the Vietnam example which I had forgotten to do. At least Vietnam is a strategic ally against China's expansionism so there is some realpolitik cred to that low dishonest deal. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-obama-administration-extends-the-castro-regime-in-cuba-a-bailout-it-doesnt-deserve/2014/12/17/a25a15d4-860c-11e4-9534-f79a23c40e6c_story.html
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Peeled and cubed:
On the boil while our stove transmits coded messages that we will ignore as long as the burners work:
Here we see much of the rutabaga lifecycle, from post-boil draining, to the addition of butter, to finished product:
Kudos as always to Laura, who also delivered a morale-boosting speech at a critical pie-making moment yesterday ("We shall bake them on the beaches...").
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
While I'm not sure the display of naked posteriors is a sign of intellectual health as Mr. Delingpole seems to argue, I do think that the high minded views of these people showing their bums is hilarious. If you want to get to the bottom of the current views of Cambridge youth you can see the whole menagerie at Mr. Delingpole's post as linked to above. I have used it primarily to put the pun in this title and will not directly link to the contest itself. Vote Katie form Sydney Sussex. The End.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Various events have happened about which I hope to post at some point, including a review of some delightful Imperial IPAs (thanks Laura!) and a survivor's account of moving my mother out of the house where she had lived for fifty-one years. (Spoiler alert: no one got hurt and I only swore at Mom, directly, once. Also, once more, and with feeling, THANKS LAURA!)
In the meantime, please continue to enjoy the prose stylings of a blog certainly in the running for lowest ratio of posts to masthead members.
Monday, November 03, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Norway, though, has always seemed to me to be a sensible country, with a high regard with social welfare, except for lutefisk. I'm also a big fan of their traditional policies concerning England.
Can anyone name an umbrella sports organization at this point which is not essentially a criminal enterprise?
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Women Who Want to be Alone in Western Art History
My absolute favorite is "WHAT" although "I can almost reach my lute" is a close runner-up.
H/t Deadspin, which also provided this heartwarming retrospective.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
UPDATE 8/29: Hi, Dave S. here. I read the obit via other means and immediately fixed the link so that others might learn about this character.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
In related news, NBC had a backup plan in case Hernandez failed to produce. That would have been a good show in and of itself as opposed to one of the greatest hours of television ever broadcast.
*The only true part of that is the move. It was all above-board, Cal built an awesome park for the team plus miniature ballparks for his affiliated Little League teams whose beneficence Bryan has experienced first hand we love you Cal!
***Guy's a total saint.
As always, when enjoying a craft beer, raise a toast to History's Greatest Monster for deregulating the brewing industry and making all of this possible. On a (literally) related note, I was delighted to learn recently, via cleaning out my mother's basement, that Billy Beer was produced by (among others) what became the Matt Brewing Company, whose fine products Laura, CRH, and Mrs. JJV will soon be sampling in their native environment. Circle of Life, baby!