Is Rome worth one good man's life? We believed it once. Make us believe it again.
The powers that be and the media that support them want to sell to us the story that the death of Joe was "senseless". Nothing could be further from the truth.
With a government that not only has abdicated its responsibilities, but even has no qualms admitting it has done so, we as private citizens are the last bastions against anarchy.
"When you pay the DaneGeld, all you get is more Danes", so Joe decided not to pay. We should all be Joes. Because if we are not, we are deserving of the consequences.
The Wages of Sin
The Palestinians have freely chosen to support terror, and they should be free to face the consequences of so doing: "democracy" is not a synonym for "foreign taxpayers massively subsidizing our theocratic thugs", whatever the likes of Jack Straw may wish to have others believe. - Abiola Lapite
see no evil...
I don't judge other people's intelligence by their spelling, but still, "intelligenTsia" is the last word you want to misspell if you're trying to convince people you belong to it and the guy you're attacking is an idiot. - The Raving Atheist
De paarse heelmeesters hebben voor stinkende wonden gezorgd. In plaats van de beloofde modelstaat, hebben zij gedoogd dat het crapuul en de wet van de jungle regeert. In plaats van hypocriete krokodillentranen te snotteren op de stille mars zouden de politici van de traditionele partijen beter een boetekleed aantrekken! - Frank Vanhecke
In what furnace was thy brain?
Wij zijn de kuddedieren, zij zijn de roofdieren. De kuddedieren hebben de roofdieren zelf in hun biotoop toegelaten. Onze politieke, geestelijke en intellectuele “herders” hebben ons wijsgemaakt dat dit een “verrijking” voor onze samenleving ging worden. Door roofdieren bij de kuddedieren te zetten zouden onze herders immers op aarde het hemelse Utopia kunnen verwezenlijken, de multiculturele welvaartsstaat waarin, naar het Bijbelse woord, de leeuw zich vreedzaam naast het lam zou vleien. - Paul Belien
Up to one meter of new snow is expected within the next hours. Bavaria's Interior Ministry urged people to clear any more snow promptly to help prevent further deaths and injuries. Walter Preis, who is supervising the clearance work in the region of Passau, said he has never seen anything like this before. - DW
I've heard this kind of speech before in trips to small mountain towns where a government representative is at pains to say that while he cannot officially encourage the headmen to pay the "revolutionary tax" levied by the insurgents he 'understands' that the rules of natural hospitality do not preclude making gestures of good will to all comers. But the government message to the headmen was really we cannot protect you and you will have to look out for yourselves though we will never officially admit it. ... [I] never expected to hear [this kind of speech] spoken in the heart of Europe. - Wretchard
[T]he cartoon crisis made protection too expensive. It may have been OK to pay Arafat a few billions but it had got so that any two-bit preacher could work up locals in his own "mosque" to become the Big Man in his ville, like Cap'n Hook Hamza. When extortion goes out of control the citizens start to push back and business goes bad for the established playahs. Damascus' attempt to [bitch-slap] the Scandinavian countries could backfire. - Wretchard
Het siert de betogers dat ze pas na maanden beraad in spontane woede zijn ontstoken. - Lady M
subtlety and exalted rhetoric
It is one thing to subsidize a double-talking Arafat, quite another to keep giving money to terrorists who openly promise to finish the European holocaust. - Victor Davis Hanson
As good as it gets.
The enemy is out in the open, in our streets, and damn are they ugly. And moreover they are not attacking Israel (some foreign country who the Guardian says "do bad things") or America (some other foreign country the BBC says is run by BushMcHitler and "do bad things"), they are attacking tolerant non-colonialist non-military superpower non-zionist DENMARK and screaming that they want an Islamic veto over free speech in secular/Christian societies and they will kill anyone who upsets them. - Perry de Havilland
Badge of pride
Pfff, een omfloerste bedreiging, en klein bier in vergelijking met de fanmail die ik vorige week ontving. - LVB over de bedreigingen ontvangen door "De Standaard".
"Allah has made the infidels spineless."
when someone has to die for his world view, what he may have done wrong is no longer the issue. That's when we have to stand up for our basic rights. Otherwise we are just reinforcing the killer and conceding that there was a good reason to kill this person. - Ayaan Hirsi Ali