Monday, November 22, 2004

A Hollywood Prophecy?

Demolition Man
Warner Bros. (1993)

By T. J. Willms

Try, as it will to distort our history and influence American society at large Hollywood only rarely hits the mark with the bone chilling precision of this frivolously amusing and mildly entertaining motion picture. The most disturbing quality of the film is that the more palpably prophetic events depicted are ancillary to the main plotline. When I first viewed it some eleven years ago I got the shivers over those peripheral details thrown upon the screen in an attempt at tongue in cheek mockery of a potential (if unlikely) future America.
Even though comparatively, a great deal more of the stark vision in George Orwell’s 1984 has come to fruition it did not paint the bloodcurdling image of the future of America in such a graphic way. Setting aside all of the gratuitous violence, and the captivating vision of a young Sandra Bullock clad in Spandex britches and a leather jacket. You need only to have a cursory knowledge of some recent news events, and this movie will leave you feeling afraid, very afraid. Why you ask? Because day by day, inch by inch it is becoming true before our very eyes.

It’s not the settings; the “San-Angeles metroplex” doesn’t quite exist. It’s not the time frame or even the story line, as we don’t yet freeze prisoners for their crimes. It is the people and their behavior that I recognized as alarmingly familiar in the world I find myself living in. For example while I don’t entirely disagree, the F. C. C. is currently going bonkers regulating and fining people for saying “bad words.” Feminist organizations in concert with a willing media and our public school systems are engaging in an active campaign of “feminizing” our boys and young men. I’m sure some of you have noticed in the recent past many pundits and commentators advocating licensing parents when something awful happens to a child due to astoundingly stupid parents. Reproduction is more and more frequently handled through a medical procedure rather than the “horizontal mamba”, or the “Hunka Chunka.” Need I mention the advent of advent of “cyber-sex” via the Internet and the clever inventors attempting to bring to life technology in an the attempt to make it more real. I have even caught myself singing in the car the so-called “mini-tunes” from this movie to my then infant daughter, all together now “My dog’s better than your dog, my dog’s better than yours…”

Ah...never mind.

The most accurate vision within this movie with the most alarming consequences for the America we all live in is contained in the fairly innocuous scene when Stallone and Bullock are on their way to dinner. Bullock’s character is chattering about doing some research at the Schwarzenegger library and has to explain to a thoroughly incredulous Stallone that it’s “the Arnold Schwarzenegger Presidential Library.” She goes on to explain how after his popularity as California’s Governor the constitution was amended to allow foreign-born citizens to run for president. In the scene Stallone shook his head in abject bewilderment, as I watched it my blood ran cold.

I have in recent weeks witnessed a growing movement of misguided people in California try to bring to life the very circumstance inserted into this near “B” movie to add a bit of comic relief. It was considered so far-fetched eleven years ago as to be an enormous joke to introduce it into a script for his long time box-office rival. I wonder if the writers are now shaking their own heads in abject bewilderment at the prescience of this tiny episode in their screenplay. At first I discounted the reports of these few individuals as perhaps being overzealous campaign workers seeing more in their candidate than is actually there. I did visit their website at and was still unconcerned.

Imagine my stunned consternation upon reading a news report a few days later that a former Secretary of State of the United States has now publicly endorsed such a foolhardy idea. It should surprise no one that it was none other than Madeleine Korbel Albright! She is at best perhaps one of the least effective Secretary’s of State in recent memory, presiding over our State Department during some of its worst failures in our history as a nation. Oh and by the way, was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Her wisdom and tireless efforts helped bring us the wildly successful peacekeeping mission in Kosavo, the failed Camp David accords leading to Arafat’s most recent intifada, a completely revitalized North Korean nuclear program, Genocide in Rwanda, and did I forget to mention her involvement in bringing us that spiffy “Oil for Food” program through the U. N. Her tenure at the State Department is not even slightly reminiscent of the images of “statesmanship” I can summon forth from my own memory of previous or even the current occupant of that office. Yet she is touted as being nothing short of brilliant as a former diplomat by academia and those wearing their DNC tinted glasses. She is extremely well read and educated, and an able linguist in several languages. She not wise in any way and fortunately for now she is ineligible to run for the office of the President of the United States of America.

Unfortunately her stature as a former Secretary of State may lend some impetus to this movement, which would be dire indeed for our nation. Our founding fathers had some very sound reasoning behind writing the following passage into our constitution.

Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the United States Constitution:

"No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."

The person inhabiting the “Highest office” of our nation, and now the most powerful office in the world cannot possess divided loyalties to or harbor undue prior resentment for any other nation. Considering only the position as “Commander and Chief” of the most powerful military the world has ever seen, it would be unconscionable for us as a nation to allow it. There are even more opportunities for wide-scale economic chicanery. I will accede the point that many supporters of this movement make that most immigrants have to work far harder to attain their citizenship than many of those born here. That is clearly a failing of our educational system not our constitution.

We have an obligation to our nation, our children and those that will come after, and the world at large, to heed the wisdom of those long dead who thought it was important enough to clearly specify this condition in the founding document of our nation. It was not included by accident. The world has indeed changed in the 228 years since those words were added to the constitution, but the wisdom included within them is timeless. There are many scenarios that lead to a happy and benign ending in this endeavor to welcome and embrace those who have made America their home and have come to love this “Nation of immigrants.” Imagine if you will a naturalized citizen Kofi Annan or Jacques Chirac perhaps worse yet President of the United States Madame Madeleine Korbel Albright! There would always be questions looming about where their hearts, loyalty and judgment truly lie. Those who gave life to this truly Great Nation considered an un-fragmented allegiance to our nation a paramount requirement for attaining the topmost position of our government.

It would be irresponsible in the extreme for us to fall prey to a “cult of personality” contained within a charismatic and popular figure and discard the guidance and wise council of our forefathers. Little good can come from it and the potential for great harm would be lurking forever in our future.

Have a Joy, Joy Day!

P. S. I still have no earthly idea what the three seashells are for

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Welcome to Chicken Littleville, USA

Oh My God, the Sky is Falling! We're Doomed!

For goodness sakes, will the chicken littles out there ever shut up? By listening to and reading the hand-wringers out there in mainstream media land you would think the reelection of George W. Bush was akin to the birth of the anti-Christ. Sure there were insane utterings from ultra-slob Michael Moore and amateur psychologist Maureen Dowd before the election about the coming doom if Bush was retained, but the refrain from the luxury boxes is near deafening.

Today I read this:

Former Clinton economist: Bush tax cuts will threaten economy
Lancaster New Era, by Patricia A. Poist

A former Clinton administration economist predicted here Monday that the gap between rich and poor will widen and budget deficits will escalate if President Bush fulfills some of his economic goals. “From my perspective, this is a cause for concern,’’ said Alan Krueger, who is now Princeton University’s Bendheim professor of economics and public policy, as well as a frequent contributor to the New York Times...

No need to read the rest of the article, it's pointless. It seems that now after 3 years of Bush economic stewardship (you really can't count year one since it takes time for policies to be ratified and put into practice) we have seen an economy blossom up from the depths a recession, a dotcom/new economy bubble burst, massive corporate scandals, and a devastating terrorist attack on the heart of our financial system. This current economy is growing steadily, inflation and interest rates are relatively low and unemploment figures are going down as job creation goes up. This is all good news, right? Not if you listen to the "experts". These are the same experts, by the way, that said Reagan was going to destroy the American and therefore the world economy with his tax policies. Instead, of course, the exact opposite happened. While nothing is ever perfect, I think we would be better off following the Reagan and Bush approaches than say, the Jimmy Carter approach, but that's just me.

The other day I read this:

Bush threatens mankind, says Caldicott
By David Williams November 16, 2004

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr Helen Caldicott fears US President George Bush's re-election will lead to Armageddon and she isn't sure if mankind would survive another four years.
"This is the most serious election that has ever occurred in the history of the human race, without a scrag of doubt," she told

"I don't know if we'll survive the next four years ... I don't think the Americans have, on the whole, the faintest idea - and I have to say also I don't think most Australians do either. But it's not just the threat from nuclear war. It's the threat of what's happening to the environment, the global warming which is occurring rapidly now, to ozone depletion, to species extinction, to deforestation - it's the whole thing."

Goodness gracious, pack your ass and head for the hills! We're all gonna die! Can these people be serious? I know GWB has a secret laboratory under Dick Cheney's residence where they are making the poisoness gas that will kill everything on the planet except evangelicals and oil company executives, but for pete's sake this lunitic raving by the leftists has gone too far.

These are just a few of the doom and gloom articles diguised as news stories I've read since the election. Nearly every interest group has weighed in now on how the war-mongering evengelical red state Christians will destroy the world. This while the media is deflecting Islamic atrocities as desperate acts of desperate people only trying to get from under the American fascist boot.

Whether these imbeciles want to believe it or not we ARE at war, it IS a world war and the cultural liberals will be the first to be beheaded if we lose. Geez, why is this so hard to see? Radical Islam is the enemy - not George W. Bush. Just a week ago a prominent dutchman, Theo Van Gogh was brutally murdered by muslims because he dared to criticize Danish muslims. He was not American, he was not a Bush supporter per se, he was a liberal artist with something to say and they killed him for it. Europe is under siege from within because they refuse to see the truth of what we are fighting.

The economy and the environment will survive if western civilization survives. If we don't aggressively fight this war then we will see the end of all things we hold dear, including liberal sensibilities.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Cry me a river

Election analysis you won’t see on your MSM evening news.

By T. J. Willms

Having heard, read, and watched reports about Democrats across the nation lamenting the outcome of the recent presidential election I have more than once caught myself screaming at my television, radio, or newspaper, “Grow-up you @#$%! - &&#@%* Cry-babies!” The NBC Nightly news felt the need to try and legitimize the ludicrous claim that the election was “stolen” by airing a report about Internet rumors that the election was stolen through massive voter fraud. What Tom Brokejaw failed to add to this supposed “news” story is that the websites sited as sources for the story were each and every one at the extreme left fringe of the left wing. The chief source of teen-like anxt for these nut cakes is the fraudulent exit-polling broadcast early on Election Day which in the end bore no resemblance to the actual numbers once the ballots were counted.

By every measure known to modern politics George W. Bush won re-election on November 2nd 2004 regardless of the non-sense spewing forth from disaffected democrats. The numbers speak for themselves, in the Electoral College George W. Bush won with 286 and John Kerry with 252. George W. Bush won 31 states to John Kerry’s 19 and the District of Columbia. George W. Bush won with 51% of the popular vote to John Kerry’s 48% a solid margin of 3%. Looking further into the “Real numbers”, the margin of the President’s victory is even more stunning. Those red states (god bless‘em) won by the President were won by average margin of 17.16%. John Kerry’s blue states could only muster an average of 9% setting aside the aberrant totals from the District of Columbia. Even factoring in the bizarre 81% differential from our nations capital John Kerry won in his 19.5 loyal states by only 12.6%.

Little noted by the losing party so loudly crowing foul is the fact that no less than 5 of the states carried by their candidate were won by margins of less than 3%. Each of them, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Wisconsin has been considered “forever blue” for the democrats. The President had but three of these squeakers in his column, each of those had been for many years Democrat havens as well. It was announced today that with 99% of all precincts reporting George W. Bush in fact has a total popular vote of well over 60 million votes, nearly 3.5 million more than John Kerry’s total of 56,938,907.

In the final analysis all of us must come to accept the fact that George W. Bush has won a second term by a convincing margin and will be our President for the next four years. He will also enjoy the support of a larger majority in the senate (despite Arlen Spector) and a larger majority in the House of Representatives.

Let’s review some basic truths about the world so that all of us can move on shall we?

1.) Elvis is dead.
2.) There are way too many lawyers in the world.
3.) The French think they are better than everybody, not just us.
4.) The main stream media is biased against conservatives, Catholics, Israel, oh hell just about anyone who believes in God.
5.) Michael Moore is a fat stupid white guy with a camera and hates America.

Now dry your eyes, go and get a fresh pull-ups from the cupboard and get on with the rest of your lives. For goodness sake if I and those other 59,999,999 people could survive the Clinton era, four years more of Dubya should be a walk in the park.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Arafat is Dead!

My Inner-Child is Smiling

The good news just keeps on coming! George W. Bush wins reelection, the price of a barrel of oil keeps dropping, there are more jobs for Americans, the snotty Europeans are beside themselves with grief for the failed John Kerry presidential bid and Yasser Arafat is dead. What did we do to deserve this good fortune?

Arafat, as noted in an earlier piece on this blog, was a vile little man. He pioneered the all the modern terrorist tactics we are fighting today. This putrid excuse for a man was obviously a coward, for only a coward would send children into the streets of Israel with bombs strapped to themselves to kill other innocent children. This alone should reserve a special place in hell for him. He alone is responsible for the plight of Palestinians today. Arafat, not Israel, destroyed Palestinian hopes and dreams. He deserves no praise and will get none from me.

It is painful to watch the establishment media in this country and across Europe wallow in the glory of this wicked man. How can they casually treat him like just any other head of state? With all the glowing commentary of his life and times you'd think he accomplished great things for mankind. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.

I will not seek council to determine whether it is right and just to celebrate the death of evil, of course it is.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Observations: Election Wrap Up

Random Thoughts ala Thomas Sowell

point 1.
Did you notice the price of oil dropped immediately after the election. I mean the next day... Yes, under $50 a barrel with prices going down at the pump. Why do you suppose there was suddenly a rise in supply on Nov 3rd? High oil prices should have hurt the President so why would the mean 'ol nasty oil companies keep the squeeze on during the run up to the election. Well, they didn't, in fact, American oil companies did what they could to keep prices down at the pump despite a huge increase in the price of a barrel. Me thinks the Saudis and their OPEC friends didn't want to see Bush re-elected.

point 2.
Did you see that the new jobs number for October was over 300,000. Retailers had a great month. Employment want ads are increasing in newspapers all over the country. The forecast is looking very good for the 4th quarter.

point 3.
Did you watch the huge stock market gains in the 3 days that followed the election? Over 300 points added to the DOW by Friday. Yes, the business world loves Dubya! Business is good.

point 4.
Did you see that the NewYork Times Dynamic Duo has completely lost it. Maureen Dowd and Paul Krugman - Bush HATERS both - are stark raving mad. Dowd has some delusion that she is the Presidents personal psychologist. She sees only the coming of another dark age in the form of George W . Bush the Fundamentalist. She's one sick puppy. Krugman is so distraught, particularly after the latest job numbers, he's taking a sabatical. He claims he'll be writing a book, boy can't wait to read that... Not.

point 5.
Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post wrote perhaps the most delusional sentance of the post election analysis. He said the the President and the Republicans did a better job at manipulating the media than Kerry and the Democrats did. Howie, Howie, you're joking right? If it wasn't for the bloggers and talk radio the President would've gotten no positive coverage, none, nada, zero. John Kerry received tens of millions of dollars in free coverage and all of it in a positive light. Don't give me any bull about FOX news either. FOX, in the effort to be "fair and balanced" and stinging from all the criticism they take for being "right-wing" went out of their way to be critical of Bush. It was a shame to see the one and only major TV network conservatives can watch without constantly being put down, crap on their viewing base. Nice going FOX, now you're in the big leagues. In all my years following presidential politics I have never seen such an all out blitz for one candidate and a total blitzkrieg against the other. And the remarkable thing is that George W. Bush took it and only subtly lamented the fact in one of the debates. He took it like a man like it was nothing personal, just politics. If the hatred they slung at Dubya wasn't personal I don't know what personal is.

Point 6.
Cmon, lets hear it one more time... "I'm StaticNoise and I approve this message."

Manning the Post

T. J. Willms November 4th, 2004

"This is the Man I voted for..."

Throughout the campaign when the "polls" looked bleak, I waited. When during the debates he looked to be letting the "ball" slip through his fingers, I waited. (As a lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan I have experienced this phenomenon all too often.) Upon seeing the early and now discredited exit poll numbers on Election Day, I waited. Even after the concession and victory speeches had been given and broadcast to the nation I still had not seen the guy who had won my confidence in 2000.

I watched and listened in astonished amazement to the President speak at his first press conference as the president-elect for the second time and my heart swelled with pride as I shouted Yes to my T.V.! This is the Man I voted for, not the candidate struggling for a response in the first debate. This is the Man I was waiting to emerge during the campaign but never really saw during the nightly news coverage regardless of where I searched. This is the Man who lead our country decisively through those darkest days after September 11th, and the outset of the war on terror. This is the Man I told my family, friends, and coworkers, was Leading our country and needed to remain in that post, not some indecisive "Metrosexual" who tipped his sinuses to the winds to consult their position before making even the simplest policy decision.

The fiery communicator who entered that room with a "feisty" swagger took the time to thank the very reporters who had done everything within their power to influence the public falsely and help unseat him. In that press conference November 3rd I finally saw the President my vote helped send to Washington way back in 2000. He exuded confidence, spoke with clarity, and authoritatively answered some rather twisted questions from the press corps. While laying out his agenda for the next four years I didn’t once have to consult a dictionary to seek out some possible nuance beyond what he said. It is my sincerest hope that he will hold that tone throughout his time in office even beyond the midterms.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

That Values Thing

Will the Establishment Media Ever Get It?

President Bush has won his re-election bid leaving the leftists in the media scratching their pointy little heads

Watching Chris (let me shout you down) Matthews of MSNBC crinkle his brow over "that values thing" just has to make you laugh. Matthews may be a lost cause but fortunately the majority of America is not.

We are not France, we are not Europe, we are Americans and moral relativism doesn't fly here. We can't say, as John Kerry has, the we believe life begins at conception but then do everything in our power to destroy what is concieved when it becomes inconvienient or a handy research tool. We can't say, as John Kerry has, I don't support non-traditional definitions of marriage then do everything in our power to thwart traditional definitions. We can't say, as John Kerry has, that we will hunt down terrorists and kill them where ever they are and then call for terrorism to be reduced to a mere criminal nuisance and fight back with sensitivity and diplomacy.

We, most of us anyway, do not believe that the country is going to hell in a handbasket. Considering where we were in late 2001, reeling from a vicious attack, reeling from a stock market collapse, reeling from massive corporate scandals, and, of course, a hotly disputed presidential election we are in remarkable good shape. That being said, you wouldn't know it by the cachaphony of doom and gloomers here and abroad. Serious people can talk to the finer points of economic and social issues without resorting to hate filled rhetoric, but serious people rarely get the chance in this sound-bite world.

The American stock markets have rebounded nicely since 2001 to a point where most valuations are sound. Inflation is relativily low as are interests rates and unemployment. We are, whether people want to believe it or not, at war with terrorists and terrorist supporting regimes, and we are winning. There is all kinds of good news about the state of the human condition in the year 2004 if one were willing to look for it - you certainly won't find it on the evening news. If there is one thing that bothers me the most about the state of things is the notion that every thing wrong with America, and around the world for that matter, is some how George W. Bushs' fault. It patently preposterous to lay it all at the feet of one man.

So what is "that values thing" that supposedly swung the election the President's way? His personal integrity, maybe... A leader who believes in God and speaks optomistically about our great nation, maybe... A stand against the redefinition marriage, maybe... A rejection of "celebrity" value systems, maybe... A rejection of self loathing Americans, maybe... Or just maybe all of the above. Chris Matthews may never figure it out, but thank God a majority of American voters did.