“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
I hate to barge in on the party…oh wait there's no party.ReplyDelete
Business is really slow, Mel. Really slow.ReplyDelete
It must be the economy.
It was Yom Kippur.ReplyDelete
It's now party timeReplyDelete
Just did a couple of miles with the dogs to clear the head....
Ok the head is clear...
Islam, in it's present form, is the metastasis of the National Socialists (nazi ideology) coupled with Islamic Supremacism.
The Middle Eastern Moslems gladly joined the Nazis in their pursuit of anti-semitism. There are the very well remembered examples of the Grand Mufti, Haj Muhammed Amin al-Husseini meeting with Hitler,
At the Nuremberg Trials, Eichmann's deputy Dieter Wisliceny (subsequently executed as a war criminal) testified:
The Mufti was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry and had been a collaborator and adviser of Eichmann and Himmler in the execution of this plan. ... He was one of Eichmann's best friends and had constantly incited him to accelerate the extermination measures. I heard him say, accompanied by Eichmann, he had visited incognito the gas chamber of Auschwitz.
Of course there were other exampes:
The Baath Party gets it's ROOTS in the Nazi Party and that controlled Syria & Iraq
Then there is the example of Nasser:ReplyDelete
After the war, a member of Young Egypt named Gamal Abdul Nasser was among the officers who led the July 1952 revolution in Egypt. Their first act – following in Hitler's footsteps – was to outlaw all other parties. Nasser's Egypt became a safe haven for Nazi war criminals, among them the SS General in charge of the murder of Ukrainian Jewry; he became Nasser's bodyguard and close comrade. Alois Brunner, another senior Nazi war criminal, found shelter in Damascus, where he served for many years as senior adviser to the Syrian general staff and still resides today.
Sami al-Joundi, one of the founders of the ruling Syrian Ba'ath Party, recalls: "We were racists. We admired the Nazis. We were immersed in reading Nazi literature and books... We were the first who thought of a translation of Mein Kampf. Anyone who lived in Damascus at that time was witness to the Arab inclination toward Nazism."
These leanings never completely ceased. Hitler's Mein Kampf currently ranks sixth on the best-seller list among Palestinian Arabs. Luis Al-Haj, translator of the Arabic edition, writes glowingly in the preface about how Hitler's "ideology" and his "theories of nationalism, dictatorship and race… are advancing especially within our Arabic States." When Palestinian police first greeted Arafat in the self-rule areas, they offered the infamous Nazi salute - the right arm raised straight and upward.
Oh my God.ReplyDelete
That was hilarious.
Idaho begins the slaughter of Nevada/Las Vegas in an hour, bunch of pansy casino dealers.ReplyDelete
Son got a hell of nice truck, I'll say that, wish I had a nice car to drive. I've been getting the hand me downs. It's a kind of step up to get into it, huge tires. Now he's got no excuse but to go to Ohio and work on the house.
Always Remember BirthdaysReplyDelete
Now let's look at the fact...ReplyDelete
Hatred of the Jews and America is not new to Islam.
Now let's give our resident Jew hating, Israel hating, Zionist hating his due, EVEN if his figures for abortion are correct. The fact that Islamic foes are horrible about murdering mass numbers of Jews is not the issue.
A news report the other day stated that there were no suicide bombers in Israel in over a year, how defacto peace was there...
The truth? Islamic foes can be amazingly stupid at times. I give them more credit to cause death and disaster than the Rodent does, but I do take the threat seriously. The fact is Israel, during that same time frame stopped 50 or so suicide attempts, had numerous snipings and stabbings and arrested scores more ...
The point is not that more abortion have happened, the point is that Islamic mass murder is a threat to everyone and it is real.
Look to the Islamic world to see what is possible.
Under Saddam Hussein millions were killed on the battlefield with Iran and others...
Egyptians have used weapons of mass destruction as early as the 1967 war... Oh but not against Israel, but against the Sudenese...
The world has been quite lucky so far that the islamic forces havent gotten their collective shit together....
But that aint for their trying... and when the succeed, there will be hell to pay.
Hitler Plans To Run Against Obama--Jodl Plans To Vote ObamaReplyDelete
Trish are you feeling better?ReplyDelete
What the Story of "o" omits, in his synopsis of the Baaths, their inclination against radical Islam.ReplyDelete
The most anti-Islamic military action, in the region was taken by the Baathists of Syria.
This occurred in Hama, Syria, where the Syrian Army killed as many as 50,000 Muslim folks, to destroy the Muslim Brotherhood operating in that city, back in 1982.
The surviving members of the Muslim Brotherhood left Syria and have never returned.
In Iraq the US destroyed the political influence of the Baathists, turning the country over to members of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq. The Supreme Council having political and logistic ties to Tehran, in as much as the Iranian Revolutionary Guard had provided military training to the SCIRI militias, the Badr Brigades.
The Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq in a spin move worthy of Goebbels has renamed itself, in 2007. It has transformed into Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, the militia becoming Badr Organization for Reconstruction and Development.
Now the Muslim Brotherhood, being Sunni Muslims had no love for the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq, they being Shiites.
The upstart of all this, the remaining Baath regime in the Middle East still does not allow radical Islamists to operate in Syria. It does allow and sponsor Hezbollah and the Palestinians, providing both a base of operations, but only because they are not radical Islamists. Those groups being more inclined to National Socialism than to radical Islam.
Pick your poisons, but do not conflate them.
Vandies are up, pre-game time.
this is from Benard LewisReplyDelete
Then came the Third Reich, with connections to the Arab world and, later, to other Muslim countries. Now that the German archives are open, we know that within weeks of Hitler’s coming to power in 1933, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem got in touch with the German consul general in Jerusalem, Doctor Heinrich Wolff, and offered his services. It is interesting that the common image of the Germans pursuing the Arabs is the reverse of what happened. The Arabs were pursuing the Germans, and the Germans were very reluctant to get involved. Dr. Wolff recommended, and his government agreed, that as long as there was any hope of making a deal with the British Empire and establishing a kind of Aryan-Nordic axis in the West, it would be pointless to antagonize the British by supporting the Arabs.
But then things gradually changed, particularly after the Munich Conference in 1938. That was the turning point, when the German government finally decided that there was no deal to be made with Britain, no Aryan axis. Then the Germans turned their attention more seriously to the Arabs, responding at last to their approaches, and from then on the relationship developed very swiftly.
In 1940 the French surrender gave the Nazis new opportunities for action in the Arab world. In Vichy-controlled Syria they were able for a while to establish an intelligence and propaganda base in the heart of the Arab East. From Syria they extended their activities to Iraq, where they helped to establish a pro-Nazi regime headed by Rashid Ali al-Gailani. This was overthrown by the British, and Rashid Ali went to join his friend the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in Berlin, where he remained as Hitler’s guest until the end of the war. In the last days of Rashid Ali’s regime, on the first and second of June 1941, soldiers and civilians launched murderous attacks on the ancient Jewish community in Baghdad. This was followed by a series of such attacks in other Arab cities, both in the Middle East and in North Africa.
desert rat said...ReplyDelete
What the Story of "o" omits, in his synopsis of the Baaths, their inclination against radical Islam.
Hardly, many heads of the Hydra do at times eat one another, if anything it PROVES my point that what WAS now is something different...
But it's the SAME PEOPLE....
and they are capable of mass genocide..
even to each other...
The shits and the Suns have been butchering each other since the beginning.
hagar's son Ishmael is a shit...
He is violent and he is capable of being murderous.
His seed is no different.
As to Saddam and his war against Iran, the US supported Saddam in his efforts.ReplyDelete
Here is a photo of Saddam and Mr Rumsfeld, both dressed to the nines.
This black tie affair, back in 1983 or 84, during the Reagan years.
The Story of "o" wishes to conflate all Muslims, when they are not a monolithic group, any more than all Christians are.ReplyDelete
The fallacy of religious conflation easily observable in Northern Ireland, where different Christian sects were at war for hundreds of years.
To continue the propaganda of a monolithic Islam, just playing on the continued ignorance of the US populace.
Boise State up over Wyoming 34-0 in the third quarter. 409 yards to 59. Boise State is near the top in national rankings, could easily beat the Detroit Lions.ReplyDelete
That Elk's penis could beat the Detroit Lions. :)ReplyDelete
Hell, that thing he was stickin it in could beat the Detroit Lions. :)ReplyDelete
"Trish are you feeling better?"ReplyDelete
Must be the air. And the quiet.
That Elk's penis could beat the Detroit Lions. :)ReplyDelete
Bristol Palin is joining the cast of dancing with the stars…ugh. I don't really like that Christine O'donnell just a gut feeling. And I bought a new pair of cowboy boots today.ReplyDelete
Trish glad you're feeling better.
Knife through casino dealers--Idaho 7, Nevada/Las Losers 0, first possession.ReplyDelete
Derek Weiting, one of our tenants, has gone from defense to fullback this year.
They are playing for a free buffet and drinks, courtesy of the wife.
We got a really nice looking big black guy in our duplexes plays defense from....... Denmark.ReplyDelete
That girl wouldn't seem to need any spurs to get some gittyup.ReplyDelete
Idaho 10--Las Losers 0ReplyDelete
Las Losers gotta kick.ReplyDelete
You have to understand, we rarely have a decent team. Our Denmark guy is playing in the secondary.
Idaho first quarter yards 109, Las Losers 9.ReplyDelete
Paris Walks AgainReplyDelete
heh, good ol' Paris, she's slippery
But The Sad News Is She's Banned From The Wynn ResortsReplyDelete
Idaho 17 Las Losers 0ReplyDelete
I'm thinking of popping a shrinker and a sleeper and calling it a night.
By the way good Yom Kippur, though I think it's actually over.ReplyDelete
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Rebs are desperate, try to run on fourth down, get nailed for a loss.ReplyDelete
Have popped my shrinker.
Shit, we throw for a fifty five yard pass, get stopped on the two.ReplyDelete
This baby is about out with the bath water, for the Rebs.
1st and goal at the one after a Reb penalty.....incmplete pass.ReplyDelete
Give it to my man Weiting for God's sake.
Dante Jackson in for the score.ReplyDelete
Idaho 24 Las Losers 0
I'm popping my sleeper.
Many, many years ago I bought a beautiful and toucing wildlife print for my brother and his wife.ReplyDelete
It's been on the living room wall ever since.
In the divorce my brother felt the need to sacrifice just about everything to her, because of his son and daughter.
The wildlife print became something of a joke.
There had to be some way, to "rescue" it from the house, we thought at the time.
I was walking through the (her) house today, remarking how nice it is.
My brother comes up next to me and whispers, "See the deer? It's still there."
I explained on the way home that it's too late to liberate the print. Should have been done that many years ago if it was going to be done at all.
Everyone's grown used to it; it's a fixture. And so it must remain.
And I am not going to go back and correct 'touching'.ReplyDelete
My wife's brother 'liberated' practically everything from the house, when my mother in law died, including the old ship steering wheel, thus cementing a dislike of my wife for her brother. Nothing to be done.ReplyDelete
Idaho 274 yards, first half, N/LV 64 yards.
Still 24 zip.
Derek Weiting made the great block that allowed the first Idaho score
Question is going to be where to hold the buffet. University Inn/Best Western most likely.
I'm in the process of calling it an evening.
But Not For Me?ReplyDelete
"I'm in the process of calling it an evening."ReplyDelete
That requires a process?
Just call it an evening.
No, no, there's a ritual like process to go through, brush the teeth, turn off the coffee machine, check on the cat, whole list of things. It ain't easy, to do it right.ReplyDelete
Besides now I'm to listening to the game, again.
Idaho recovers a fumble, 2nd and goal from the four.
GIVE IT TO WEITING
4th and goal, Rebs hold on an incomplete pass.ReplyDelete
SHOULD HAVE GIVEN IT TO WEITING
Women of IrelandReplyDelete
Idaho 27 Vegas Losers 0
Well, I wouldn't liberate that print now.ReplyDelete
They fell out of love. People do.
And a gift given is a gift given. Even if it doesn't end up where it should.
A pilot wheel stolen is a pillot wheel stolen.ReplyDelete
The contents of the house were hers.
It was completely denuded when she got there. Man was she pissed, hasn't talked to him since.
It's a hard choice, I think 5:45, though obviously 7:42 will do.
Though it's possible it's that ripe barley doing it to me.ReplyDelete
My favorite album for years now has been Mesi by the Haitian group Batwei Rada. I haven't been able to pull up anything on them on Google much less any of their songs.
You Love is KingReplyDelete
The Dems outta bring back Jocelynn Elders:ReplyDelete
She and Odonnell could host the First Annual Senatorial Masterbation Debate.
"You love is king?"ReplyDelete
Dougo, what's an old guy like you doing up so late?ReplyDelete
"You love is king?"ReplyDelete
I be multilingual.
Actually, I be multilingual mon.ReplyDelete
Santo and Johnny: SleeepwalkReplyDelete
And now even Doug has disappeared.ReplyDelete
Well I'm listenin' to Sarah's Iowa speech, finally having figured out how to great the speaker volume up to snuff, and reading a little Whitman, too.ReplyDelete
I believe in you my soul, the other I am must not abase itself to
And you must not be abased to the other.
Loafe with me on the grass, loose the stop from your throat,
Not words, not music or rhyme I want, not custom or lecture, not
even the best,
Only the lull I like, the hum of your valved voice.
I mind how once we lay such a transparent summer morning,
How you settled your head athwart my hips and gently turn'd over
And parted the shirt from my bosom-bone, and plunged your tongue
to my bare-stript heart,
And reach'd till you felt my beard, and reach'd till you held my
Swiftly arose and spread around me the peace and knowledge that pass
all the argument of the earth,
And I know that the hand of God is the promise of my own,
And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own,
And that all the men ever born are also my brothers, and the women
my sisters and lovers,
And that a kelson of the creation is love,
And limitless are leaves stiff or drooping in the fields,
And brown ants in the little wells beneath them,
And mossy scabs of the worm fence, heap'd stones, elder, mullein and
Only the lull I like, the hum of your valved voice.
If that isn't good, all of it, I don't know what is.
Nevada/Las Vegas finally scored a touchdown against our second team.
God Bless Iowa and God Bless the United States of America! Goodnight, wave, wave, cheer, cheer.ReplyDelete
I like her a lot, but I've said that before, I think.
I woke up forgetting where I was.ReplyDelete
Thinking I was back down there.
Don't know how I'm going to go back but don't have to think about it til WED.
Bob, that was lovely.
But, no, you are not to be forgiven for your love of the Palin.
Funny, I asked my brother for the first time, because I really do try to avoid politics with most people, what he thinks of her.
Promptly: "I think she's an idiot."
"I'm relieved to hear it."
You, bob, should adore a different political figure.
Tis a shame.
Oh, wait, you are all one person. And mostly full of shit.ReplyDelete
It's a difficult thing to have sink in.
Is back down there Colombia? Or Home?ReplyDelete
Actually I didn't take my sleeping pill tonight, wanted to see what would happen without it, as you see, not much, though I nodded off till just now.
If you want, I'll post Walt all week, I can always find good stuff from him.
Better than politics.
We may do good in football this year, all the signs are there.ReplyDelete
We're not offering these free buffets for just every old home game either.
Only for bastards like Las Vegas.
But, then, the wife makes all the decisions.
Back to bed.
I worry though. What's in this prostate shrinker that it shrinks just my prostate? What if, what if....what if, God forbid, it's shrinking my whole apparatus? What if it's shrinking my gall bladder? My eyeballs? My brain? How does it target just the prostate?ReplyDelete
Sometimes such thoughts keep me from sleeping, like right now.
I feel I'm shriveling up :)
Back down there is DC.ReplyDelete
Walt all week?
Oh, fuck no.
I could switch over to adoring O'Donnell, I guess, if that would please. Or that woman up there in Minnesota.ReplyDelete
OK, no more Walt. (for awhile)
And I think it's 'We may do well...'ReplyDelete
We gotta get the CIA to program these guys and dolls to take out some Muzzies prior to their trip to the promised land:ReplyDelete
Cult members go missing in apparent mass suicide bid
Police in California are searching for 13 missing cult members amid fears they are planning a mass suicide.
The group, which includes eight children aged three to 17, were believed to have driven into the desert outside Los ...
A police spokesman said: "Essentially, the letters say they are all going to heaven to meet Jesus and their deceased relatives. Some of the letters were saying goodbye to their living relatives.
"They were awaiting the rapture or some other catastrophic event."
Bob has to pop a couple of Roofies before pleasuring himself now:ReplyDelete
Anxiety about what the O'donnell lady thinks about it gives him prostate flares.
Very disconcerting, to put it mildly.
The MSM will make ODonnell and Angle the face of GOP women, while ignoring Nikki Haley, who should be our first female POTUS.ReplyDelete
Make that the MSM and the Tea Party.ReplyDelete
Adam Carolla begs to differ with Ms ODonnell:ReplyDelete
He figures squeezing one off is a good way to relieve excessive lust in the heart.
I'm waiting for The Peanut to weigh in prior to charting my activities in the future.
God, I am going to bed.ReplyDelete
Be sure to say a prayer for Bob's prostate.ReplyDelete
We know you care.