24-04-05

"Never Ending Story"

...unless of course, we are pleasantly surprised in this matter and proven wrong. Hoegin (blog in Dutch) meanwhile, has written his 28th installment on BHV.

Original Image: "Pushover" by Orrie Hitt, 1957.

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"All I Wanna Do"

With a new collection come the inevitable new wallpapers. The link to the sceensaver is broken, so don't bother, or if you do, bother in the sense of writing them a line.

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23-04-05

"Don't Fear The Reaper"

From the Kansas City Star:

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Zacarias Moussaoui pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring with the Sept. 11, 2001, attackers.

He also said he was chosen by Osama bin Laden to strike the White House in a separate attack.

Moussaoui, a 36-year-old French citizen of Moroccan descent, told U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema that he understood that he could face execution by admitting guilt on all six counts of conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism and air piracy.

Image: "Build My Gallows High" by Geoffrey Homes (Daniel Mainwaring), later spawned into "Out of the Past" and "Against all odds".

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16-04-05

"Substitute"

How to get on my shitlist:

Lebanese authorities have captured two dogs that crossed the border from Israel, checking whether they were booby-trapped or carried electronic implants that could be used for spying, Lebanese security officials said Friday.

The two dogs, Shylo-type, "infiltrated" Lebanon on Thursday through an opening in the barbed wire fence that separates the Kfar Kila village in Southern Lebanon from the northern Israeli town of Metulla.

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They were being kept at a local police station while authorities decide what to do with them.

Locals called for the dogs to be put down as a revenge against the Israeli violations of Lebanon's territory.

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14-04-05

The Quotomatic Below

Pride and Punishment

It will be quite a laugh, then, when the Constitution gets rejected: if the 'non' is ahead in the polls, it's in part because elite anti-Americanism, for so long the basis of French foreign policy, has finally spilled its banks -- and is now threatening to submerge precisely those who have most benefited from it. - David

Last of the international Belgians

Tenslotte, wat te denken van dat aanmatigend Belgie, heeft Vlaanderen Belgie nodig? Tot op vandaag is het zo dat niets van wat in Vlaanderen gepresteerd wordt op enig manier bevorderd wordt door het bestaan van Belgie. Integendeel, Belgie is voor Vlaanderen een negatieve kracht, een blok aan het been. Belgie gedraagt zich openlijk vijandig tegenover Vlaanderen, zijn grondgebied en taal, en op dit kwalijke gebied is José Happart zonder enige twijfel de grootste Belg. De schadelijke Belgische politieke constructie mag - wat de Vlamingen betreft - zo vlug mogelijk verdwijnen, en ja hoor, dàt zal pas gevierd worden. - Guido Steenhoudt

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07-04-05

Quotomatic day

"a little lower than the angels"

Der Spiegel this week published a selection from the creepy suck-up letters Gerhard Schröder wrote to the East German totalitarian leaders when he was a West German pol on the make in the 1980s. As he wrote to Honecker's deputy, Egon Krenz: "I will certainly need the endurance you have wished me in this busy election year. But you will certainly also need great strength and good health for your People's Chamber election." The only difference being that, on one side of the border, the election result was not in doubt.

When a free man enjoying the blessings of a free society promotes an equivalence between real democracy and a sham, he's colluding in the great lie being perpetrated by the prison state. Too many Western politicians of a generation ago - Schmidt, Trudeau, Mitterrand - failed to see what John Paul saw so clearly. It requires tremendous will to cling to the splendour of truth when the default mode of the era is to blur and evade. - Mark Steyn

"carnival of motely fools"

The decline of the hard Left is described by their migration of habitat. The last Western Marxist organizations with a true underground and armed presence were the terror groups of 1980s. Now their preferred millieu is politics, media and the arts. While there are still Marxist guerilla groups in the Third World they are rapidly becoming criminal gangs and drug cartels. For greying Leftists, writing newspaper articles or producing 'progressive' media products may be satisfying enough, but the youthful Leftist will want stronger waters. Sooner or later, the youthful Leftist will come to the realization that true physical militancy can be found only in radical Islam. Moreover, many people in their teens and twenties need absolute truth to sustain them psychologically. And again it is Islam, not increasingly degenerate Marxism, that fills this need. He can never aspire to be a John Cornford; he will have to make do with becoming a Rachel Corrie. - Wretchard

"onverwijld op strooptocht"

Ter hoogte van de Bosporus is er opnieuw ruzie. Erik de Rode en Harald Blauwtand vinden dat ook de kust van de Zwarte Zee afgevaren moet worden, en opnieuw protesteren de geitenkweker en de wever. Tevergeefs, en uit protest hangen nu al dertien strijders uit hun clan de roeispanen af en toe in de lucht, nu onder luid hoongelach van de schurftlijders. Bovendien wordt er aangemeerd in een veilige haven aan de Noordkust van Turkije, om er twee weken uit te rusten van het zware werk en te genieten van de overheerlijke vijgen na Pasen. - Hoegin

Danneels! Danneels! Danneels!

Overigens wordt wie vaak genoemd wordt, haast nooit paus. Laten we daarom zwijgen, maar wel duimen.' - Tommy Scholtes

"renew your faith"

It's an awesome Catholic moment. If you are not Catholic now, you just may want to be one by the end of the week. - Patrick Sweeney

"Yves van voor! De Croo vanachter!"

Wat me veel minder aanstaat is dat onze eigen CHRISTEN-democratische minister-president Yves Leterme noodgedwongen genoegen moet nemen met een plekje achteraan de basiliek, bij de semi-officiële delegatie. Voor de lieve vrede (en om de splitsing van BHV niet te hypothekeren) kan ik nog toestaan dat Reynders plaatsneemt naast Verhofstadt. Maar op de vijfde plaats hoort Leterme. En niet het brabbelend boerke uit Brakel. - Jeroen

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03-04-05

The Thin Red Quotomatic

"finding out the hard way"

How many divisions has the Pope? We now know the answer to that question. - Steven Hayward

A kinder, gentler Indymedia

In de kathedraal is het mogelijk om vanaf vandaag en dat tot en met de dag van de begrafenis van de paus het rouwregister te komen ondertekenen. Dit voor alle gelovigen en alle andere mensen die willen getuigen van hun spirituele eenheid met de overleden paus en met de Kerk. De rouwregisters zullen daarna aan de apostolische nuntius in België worden overgemaakt. - Christophe Legasse

"Witness the power of the fully functional blogosphere!"

San Francisco officials will face the same difficulties (assuming the ordinance passes) that the Canadian judge who issued the gag order encountered. How will San Francisco regulate a blog hosted in say, Canada posting information about a municipal candidate? Part of the problem is that the Internet was designed to provide multiple pathways to information. (It was originally designed as a nuclear-war resistant architecture) As the logical and physical infrastructure grows those pathways multiply. Any serious attempt to control information flows on the Internet will effectively require a redesign so that it can be throttled, the very thing it was intended to prevent. Although they are not strictly comparable, the Internet has become, along with that other military invention, GPS, too valuable to cripple. Entire businesses worth hundreds of billions are now critically dependent on existing Internet protocols and any really effective controls will come at a very high cost. - Wretchard

Maybe Bart should go easy on the laudanum.

Tegen die overdrijvingen zal de herinnering aan Johannes Paulus II niet bestand blijken. De schaduwzijden van zijn bewind zijn immers van dezelfde megadimensies als zijn verwezenlijkingen. - Bart Sturtewagen

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