Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mr. Quarter's Thoughts on Life and Noah's Ark

1. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.
2. Critics can go pound sand. Trust yourself; you know what’s right.
3. Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by pros.
4. Always aim to land on the high ground.
5. Speed isn't always an advantage; remember that turtles boarded the Ark with cheetahs.
7. Woodpeckers inside an Ark are a greater threat than the storm outside.
8. When you’re stressed out, stop rowing and float awhile.
9. Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, “someone” might ask you to do something really big, like build an Ark.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Deuce 'Doesn't Ask, Doesn't Tell.'

Before the end of the year The Glorious Leader will sign into law the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell." Gays will be able to serve openly in the U.S. military without fear of being forcibly discharged.

Spokespersons for the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered/Fuckemall organizations have argued for years that gays have served in the military with disctinction and honor since Valley Forge. Maybe. However, it can not be debated that being gay now is just a bit different than it was in 1776.

Still, in light of their claims and in the spirit of tolerance, diversity and yet more tolerance ( because you can't be too tolerant ), perhaps we should revisit American military history and view it in a new light.

Cliches and sterotypes? Maybe. Just remember, stereotypes come into being for a reason.

I don't really care who you love or who you screw. But when you're guarding the perimeter you better be pulling your trigger and not your buddie's pud.

I'm just saying.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mr. Quarter on the "Tax Cuts"

Last night I listened in complete dumb struck disbelief as Obama made his concession speech on the "compromise" he had reached concerning the "tax cuts." Any thinking person would first recognize that they are not "tax cuts" that were the topic of conversation in Washington yesterday, but TAX INCREASES that were averted. Mr. Obama then went on, ungraciously and without magnanimity, to point out the profound differences in the parties and that the Republicans were simply insisting that they had to have a tax cut for "millionaires and billionaires" that would cost ultimately $700 billion over 10 years. His mendacity is staggering.

First, since when did annual income of $250,000 for couples and $200,000 for single tax payers make them "millionaires and billionaires?" This must be the same mathmatics that allows this fraud to claim that cancelling the scheduled increase in the marginal tax rates is a "Tax Cut."

Second, lets look at the real mathmatics that Obama and the Democrats use. The total estimated federal revenue lost by extending the tax rates for 10 years is $3.7 trillion. Obama and the Democrats are harping and whining that a tax cut for "millionaires and billionaires" that would cost ultimately $700 billion over 10 years. So they are really concerned about the $700 billion lost, but are ok with letting $3 trillion go because that would have to come out of the pockets of the "middle class."

Personally, Mr. Quarter is fed up with the class warfare that is incited and encouraged by the progressives and Democrats. Something on the order of 46% of all tax payers in the US pay NO FEDERAL INCOME TAX AT ALL! How the hell is that fair? How the hell can the federal government continue to take more and more from the pockets of 54% or even the upper 5% and redistribute that money so that half of the population gets a free ride. Time for everyone to wake up and smell the coffee.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Deuce And The Twelve Days Of Christmas

The Christmas season is upon us, and so I give you, dear reader, a Christmas Carol for our times. May God preserve us.

On the first day of Christmas,
Obama gave to me
An unemployment check, for free.

On the second day of Christmas,
Obama gave to me
Two New Black Panthers,
And an unemployment check, for free.

On the third day of Christmas,
Obama gave to me
Three tax cheats,
Two New Black Panthers,
And an unemployment check, for free.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
Obama gave to me
Four imams plotting,
Three tax cheats,
Two New Black Panthers,
And an unemployment check, for free.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
Obama gave to me
Five ground zero mosques,
Four imams plotting,
Three tax cheats,
Two New Black Panthers,
And an unemployment check, for free.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
Obama gave to me
Six bows to Arabs,
Five ground zero mosques,
Four imams plotting,
Three tax cheats,
Two New Black Panthers,
And an unemployment check, for free.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
Obama gave to me
Seven carbon credits,
Six bows to Arabs,
Five ground zero mosques,
Four imams plotting,
Three tax cheats,
Two New Black Panthers,
And an unemployment check, for free.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
Obama gave to me
Eight unions stealing,
Seven carbon credits,
Six bows to Arabs,
Five ground zero mosques,
Four imams plotting,
Three tax cheats,
Two New Black Panthers,
And an unemployment check, for free.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
Obama gave to me
Nine gays enlisting,
Eight unions stealing,
Seven carbon credits,
Six bows to Arabs,
Five ground zero mosques,
Four imams plotting,
Three tax cheats,
Two New Black Panthers,
And an unemployment check for free.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
Obama gave to me
Ten Russians spying,
Nine gays enlisting,
Eight unions stealing,
Seven carbon credits,
Six bows to Arabs,
Five ground zero mosques,
Four imams plotting,
Three tax cheats,
Two New Black Panthers,
And an unemployment check, for free.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
Obama gave to me
Eleven teleprompters,
Ten Russians spying,
Nine gays enlisting,
Eight unions stealing,
Seven carbon credits,
Six bows to Arabs,
Five ground zero mosques,
Four imams plotting,
Three tax cheats,
Two New Black Panthers,
And an unemployment check, for free.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
Obama gave to me
Twelve illegals crossing,
Eleven teleprompters,
Ten Russians spying,
Nine gays enlisting,
Eight unions stealing,
Seven carbon credits,
Six bows to Arabs,
Five ground zero mosques,
Four imams plotting,
Three tax cheats,
Two New Black Panthers,
And an unemployment check, for free!

God bless us, every one!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mr. Quarter Follows Up - Coming Obama Scandal

I stumbled on this in the NY Post today in an article by Charles Gasparino:

"Execs of the big Wall Street firms, including Goldman, tell me they felt compelled to bail out a failed Chicago bank a few months ago, because of Shorebank's close ties to the president and his senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. Even when the bank went under, the Wall Street money remained in a newly constituted institution that later emerged when the federal government (ie, the taxpayers) took over all the bad debts while the old management went back to the same mission of unprofitable albeit politically correct lending.

Why would some of the most savvy businessmen in America throw good money after bad? Because offending the administration might be suicidal."

Could this be the bud of the banking scandal that insiders are intimating will bring down the Obama administration? Stay tuned.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mr. Quarter on the Coming Obama Scandal

In surveying various blogs on the internet, I stumbled upon one that is particularly interesting in that it purports to be in communication with a party identified as "White House Insider" or WHI. Now WHI is from time to time sharing insights into the politics of the moment, stuff that you just don't see in the media. For some time now, WHI has been alluding to a coming scandal in the Obama White House that will bring down the President. The trigger has been the election of a Republican House - the Democrat leadership in congress has apparently been suppressing this for some time and the MSM simply hasn't put the whole story together. So here a few snippets of what may be the outside edges of the scandal - lets watch the news over the next few months and see if this is the where the scandal erupts.

In April 2010, the FDIC shutdown the Broadway Bank of Chicago. A final report was scheduled for prior to the elections, then rescheduled for after the elections, and still hasn't been issued. Obama's campaign has used this bank as a depository for their campaign funds in the past.

Alexi Giannoulis was a VP of the bank, and also ran for the former Obama senate seat this cycle and was defeated. He has long standing connections to Obama politically and as a fund raiser. He has connections to Blogojevich. He was recorded on tape in Blogojevich investigation advocating for Valerie Jarret to be appointed to Obama's former senate seat.

It was claimed that Giannoulis lent substantial sums ($13M) to Tony Rezko for development projects. Giannoulis also lent Obama money to buy his home at discounted rates so that he could afford the payments.

The scandal? Don't know and would only be speculating. However, WHI is suggesting that the scandal will originate in Chicago and that it has a thread that runs through all of the actors mentioned.

We will wait and see.

Other WHI tidbits:
1. Pelosi is P.O.ed at Obama and is willing to do a scorched earth departure from the House. He aim is to torpedo Obama for 2012. She is apparently ticked at having carried the water only be be left swinging in the wind.
2. Pelosi is actively talking to the Clintons about 2012.
3. Sounds a lot like H. Clinton will be making a run at Obama for the 2012 nomination.
4. Democrats that are the politicos are mortified at what they got with Obama and are working to isolate the party from him in anticipation of the coming scandal.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Deuce And Zombies

Twenty year old men go to sleep at night and dream of making sweet love to beautiful women...forty year old men go to sleep at night and dream of slaughtering their enemies. But before going to sleep, more and more boys and men are gunning down zombies with boundless glee!

What is it about killing zombies that so enthralls men of all ages? From movies like Night of the Living Dead, 28 Days Later, I Am Legend and Resident Evil to video games too numerous to name to TV shows like The Walking Dead, killing zombies has never known such halcyon days. Is it mindless slaughter? Is it the primal urge? Is it relief from the pent-up stress of modern living? Is it insanity? Or is it just boys being boys having good clean fun?

It may be all of the above, or none. I'm not sure. But I am sure of this; when the virus gets loose and the zombies are running rampant in their endless search for brains to eat, and modern society has broken down to the basest level of survival, THERE ARE NO MORE RULES.

No more rules. That's the key I think. With every year that goes by, humanity is buried under more and more rules. In America, every session of Congress brings another wave of laws, regulations and restrictions to further control us. Like Gulliver, we are tied down by thousands of thin strands of regulation to the point we can not move without running afoul of one law or another.

But when the zombies are loose, all of those laws go out the window. You arm yourself to the hilt with guns, swords, knives and axes. Enough weapons to make both Schwartzenegger and Stallone green with envy. You're only concern is staying alive. Find food, water and security for the night. During the day, kill anything that moves. Life is, as Hobbes described, "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." But, and it's a big but, life is also simple.

Simplicity. Grossly under-valued today. Imagine, no more sweating the never ending decline of your 401(k), or wondering if Social Security will still be around when you're old enough to collect, or if qauntitative easing will trigger hyper-inflation and wipe out your savings. No more rush hour, or endlessly unproductive meetings at work that accomplish nothing except rob you of hours of your life. No more days of feeling foolish trying to get your new 72" flat screen connected to your cable receiver, dvr and dvd player. No more hours wasted talking to Indians trying to fix your virus infected computer, or synching your iPod to your iPad to your iPhone to your iScrewthis! No more thousands of dollars wasted converting your albums to cassettes, you cassettes to CDs and your CDs to digital MP3 files. No more forking out thousands to upgrade your PS1 to PS2, your PS2 to PS3 and upgrading all the games to go with them.

Zombie land is so much easier, and it's all under your control. You decide how best to survive the day, not some schmuck in Washington trying to dictate what caliber ammo you can or can't use to waste the brain eaters. No sour puss do-gooders to berate you when you light up a Marlboro after a long day of species cleansing. No bills or endless junk mail in the mail box. No MSNBC or Jersey Shore or minute to minute updates on Lindsey Lohan's struggles to find peace in a cruel, cruel world.

Just peace and quiet, with occasional scattered automatic weapons fire.

No more rules. No more dictats. No more being controlled. No more parasitic weaklings demanding my help to keep them alive and comfortable.

Zombies. God, please, bring them on. It's got to be better than this.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Deuce And The Golden Hour

The medical community has a term they use to describe the time period trauma victims have to receive treatment if they are to have a chance of surviving their injuries. They call it the "golden hour".

America is a trauma victim, traumatized by President Obama's insane dash into socialism, and it's golden hour ends on November 2, 2010, election day. If America is to survive as a nation of free people, effective treatment must be administered on that day.

So what is the effective treatment? You know what it is. Every single supporter of Obama's policies must be voted out of the House, out of the Senate and out of the governor's mansions. ALL OF THEM! Do this, and we have our chance at survival. We will still be gravely injured, but the bleeding will stop and we have a chance of stabilizing...and living until the wound that is Obama can finally be healed in 2012.

The predictions are that Republicans, many conservatives, will win at least 50 House seats, enough to rest the House majority from the socialists. This is enough to prevent further descent into chaos. Conservatives will have enough votes to ensure Cap and Tax, Card Check and "comprehensive immigration reform" will never become law and the bankrupting of America can be stopped IF conservatives hold their ground! And judging from experience, that is, unfortunately, a big if. The repeal of Obamacare will have to wait.

Set aside any cynicism you may hold. Don't believe that America's best days are behind her. For God's sake, vote for conservatives on November 2nd! There are good and decent people running who still believe in the things that created America. Liberty, honor, free enterprise, equality under the law, self reliance, charity...and God.

If you don't, America is dead, and truly free people will disappear from the Earth.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Deuce and Spending

Who spends the most money? Who buys the most worthless crap just 'cause they can? Just 'cause they've got more money than they know what to do with? Just 'cause they feel like it and they've got nothing better to do?

It's not Paris Hilton. Ms. Hilton could go on a life time cocaine jag in Vegas and not even come close. She could buy the most expensive Champagne and Courvoisier by the vat to keep her posse properly lubed, spend 36 hours at a stretch at the $100k limit blackjack tables, buy everything in sight at the luxury shops of Gucci and Chanel, and she wouldn't even come close to being the most profligate spender in America. When it comes to spending, Paris might as well be a welfare queen spending her monthly allotment at Wal-Mart. She's a C-list amateur, not even worthy of mention.

It's not Oprah. Oprah could give away 200 cars every show, along with mink coats, luxury cruises and life time spa vacations and she wouldn't come close to being the most wasteful spender in America. She could buy a mansion in every state and decorate them with solid gold bathroom fixtures and works of art by Da Vinci and Michelangelo and those Elephants that paint, with ten Lamborghini's in the hangar-sized garages...all to no avail. A piker, a pretender...a wanna be.

Bill Gates? Warren Buffet? George Soros? PA-LEASE! Their combined net worth is what? Less than $100 billion. That's nothing! Each of them could buy their own country and populate it with nothing but Playboy Bunnies and Penthouse Pets ( Haiti would probably sell for less than $1 billion, at least I wouldn't pay any more than that ). They could build their own Army, Navy and Air Force and outfit them with the most expensive planes and ships money can buy, and still they're no where near the top when it comes to blowing a buck.

So who is it? Who is the biggest buyer of bullshit? Who spends the most on the most worthless, idiotic and unnecessary crap in the history of humanity?

It's us. Americans. More precisely, it's our "elected representatives" in Congress who continue to feed trillions of dollars to water-head bureaucrats who have orgasms every time they spend tax payer money on something completely useless.

Like this.

"The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism paid $918,856 in tax dollars to fund a five-year study of “Alcohol and Bar Violence” that determined, among other things, that bar fights tend to occur in venues that are relatively dark, dirty, noisy, hot, and crowded and that are frequented by a clientele of younger, less agreeable, less conscientious, more impulsive heavy drinkers."

Hell, I could of told them that for half the money they spent. And who knew there was such a thing as The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism? It doesn't seem that Americans are getting their moneys worth out of this outfit. But hey, bureaucrats gotta get their jollies some how.

But we're just getting started. How about this one? $1.39 million down the tube!

"According to the description of the study on the NIH Web site, the research was developed in order to address 'the major global health problem of HIV prevention amongst married male labor migrants in Central Asia and the public health risk for an AIDS epidemic in Tajikistan.”

In the fevered minds of the NIH, AIDS prevention in Tajikistan is the responsibility of Ma and Pa Outofwork in Bankrupt, U.S.A. "Sorry kids, nothin' but corn flakes to eat again tonight. Gotta figure out that AIDS problem in...some damn place I never heard of."

Still more.

"...$325,394 in Mr. Obama's first stimulus plan that went to the University of Florida to determine how the environment affects the mating decision of female cactus-bugs. When we last checked on that project, it had created exactly one research technician's job."

What the hell is a cactus bug, and why is it so important that we know how they decide which bug stud is going to have a big night? For God's sake!

Overseas again for this whopper.

"Kenya gives Obama abortion, Islamic courts.
President's administration spent $23 million getting 'yes' vote on new constitution."

Hey, everybody knows the Kenyans couldn't get abortion and Sharia courts without $23 million in aid from Joe Sixpack and Susie Soccer! I mean, what do they need that money for? They've got unemployment and food stamps and Obamacare. Better Kenya should get the money. After all, Africans can't do anything on their own.

$23 million is chump change. Let's double it.

NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce on Tuesday a U.S. contribution of more than $50 million toward providing clean cooking stoves in developing countries to reduce deaths from smoke inhalation and fight climate change.

Wha...Wha...WHAT? Developing countries are contributing to climate change? Why that's blasphemous! The honest, hard working indigenous peoples of Cookstovia are innocent of any wrong doing what so ever. It was in the New York Times man! Over and over and over again.

Ah, but I save the best for last.

(CNSNews.com) – The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex.

GUFFAW! Economic "stimulus". Excuse me while I GUFFAW again. Yet another example of how those poor Africans need our money...to figure out how to scrub their love clubs! GUFFAW! I'm sorry, but it's so pathetically funny.

Such stupendously stupid spending would make Caligula blush in embarrassment.

We are all fools for allowing our elected morons to spend our tax payer dollars like this.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Deuce And Muslims

Is it just me, or are Muslims the biggest trouble makers on the planet?

Wherever Muslims rub up against non-Muslims, there's fighting and bombings and massacres. In Holland, they murder cartoonists; in Paris they riot, burning every car in sight while stoning cops and firefighters; in Africa they form militias and slaughter Christians, Pagans and basically anything that moves that's not doing the head-knock five times a day. In Britain and Spain they like to blow up trains; in Gaza they love launching rockets into Israel; in Fiji they bomb nightclubs; in India they bomb hotels; in the U.S. they like to knock down skyscrapers and then build a mosque a couple of blocks away just to mark their turf.

Now here's the funny part.

"The Quran-burning controversy in the United States has prompted the Islamic bloc at the United Nations to revive its call for the U.N. to set up an “international monitoring mechanism” to track incidents of “Islamophobia.”

But it gets even better.

Introduced by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC, the text condemns “the recent call by an extremist group to organize a ‘Burn a Koran Day’” and says it was among “instances of intolerance, discrimination, profiling and acts of violence against Muslims occurring in many parts of the world.”

Man, life must really suck for Muslims. Imagine, they come home from a long day of slaughtering infidels only to have to put up with "intolerance, discrimination...profiling...". The Horror!

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "But Deuce, not all Muslims are psychotic killers, bent on converting or killing all infidels so as to create the Global Caliphate and bring the entire world under Shariah Law. The vast majority of Muslims, particularly in America, are peace-loving people who only want what the rest of Americans want; peace, prosperity and a better future for their children."

Well, that's one way to interpret the actions, or should I say inaction, of American Muslims. From where I sit, most Muslims in America are simply bidding their time to see which way the wind is going to blow. They don't want to get involved in the more radical aspects of Islamization, but on the other hand they don't want to publicly denounce those Muslims who do because they're afraid of them. They are content to sit back and let the chips fall where they may, waiting for a clear winner to emerge before they commit themselves to one culture or the other. In short, they're playing it safe.

It's what explains the continued existence of C.A.I.R, the Council of American-Islamic Relations, as the premiere Muslim organization in the U.S. Forgotten is the other name C.A.I.R. is known by, "unindicted co-conspirator."

And how deep is C.A.I.R. and it's fellow travellers embedded in America? How about congressional staffers on Capitol Hill? That deep enough for you?

So, what's the take away? It's this. Whenever and wherever you encounter "moderate Muslims", remember that they're not in the game. They don't matter. They may not be on the side of bomb throwing radical Jihadists, but they're not on our side either.

Whenever innocents are blown to bits by Muslims, every Imam in every mosque in American should be making public denunciations of the murderous violence practiced by their radical brethren. The congregation of every mosque in America should be marching in the streets protesting the perversion of their faith. American Muslims should be reporting the jihadists in their mosques to the FBI. American Muslims should be standing up in their mosques demanding that all Muslims all over the world shun the barbaric radicals that have turned Muslims into the most feared and hated group of people since the Nazis.

Until that happens...beware the "moderate Muslim."

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mr. Quarter on our National Identity

Honestly, the state of the country today is enough to make one want to climb aboard the mothership and fly away to a new place and start over. Just jettison the whole deal and move on to a clean slate. I have written previously of this lingering feeling that I have, that it may be time to find a defensible place and hunker down with my family until the worst of it all passes. Reading all the commentary is confusing, for every pessimistic article and opinion one finds an equally optimistic view point. I think what is most distressing is that it seems that the nation has lost its way.

As a nation and as individual citizens it seems our internal compasses are broken. We no longer can seem to agree on what is right or what is wrong. Black is white, strength is weakness, honesty and virtue are extremism, mendacity is virtue, self-interest is for the common good, there are no moral absolutes because everything is a shade of grey along some continuum.

A federal government that hovers over all, sincerely believing the sovereign states and their individual citizens lack the judgment to decide for themselves how they should spend their wealth and what they need to be happy. This is compounded by the stratification of society into ill defined overlapping classes and subclasses: the political elite; the media elite, the elite, the rich (if your are fortunate enough to earn greater than $250K/year), the middle class, the poor, black, white, Hispanic, Muslim, Jew, Christian, atheist, gay lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered, and on and on and on. Everybody wants theirs, each is a political constituency that can swing an election in one direction or another, and few consider the common good as the best outcome. We are weak as a nation.

We the people eke out our living day after day while members of congress make a career of elective office, maneuvering themselves to wealth and power in the guise of “public service”. Who among the writers of the constitution would have dreamed that individuals might server 10 or 20 terms in the House of Representatives or six terms in the Senate? What would those men that put their own lives and wealth at risk say to the proposition that the members of congress and the administration are now the “political elite?” Self-interest and the accumulation of power is in the ascendancy and promoting the common good is in decline.

Is it nostalgic to long for a time when people knew the difference between right and wrong? When the nation and individuals were willing to do the hard things, the tough response, because that was what was right? A time when there existed the freedom to live your life as you saw fit and the awesome and complete responsibility to you for the outcome of your actions was morally correct. When the measures necessary to ensure the common good often meant that the people had to reach in and cut out the cancer that threatened the body of the nation or the community? Until we return to this we as a nation will continue to weaken and decline, just as Rome did.

I look around and see a nation of sedentary, overweight, and self-interested sheep. Few care that as a nation we cannot even produce sufficient young people to staff our armed forces because of lack of education and because they are too overweight to withstand the basic training regimen. Imagine that, our youth are too overweight to run 3 miles at day! What would we do as a nation if we were attacked? Are we so complacent and naive as to believe that no other country on earth could possibly covet our wealth enough to simply take if from us? Even the Afghan army has sufficient recruits; their biggest problem is illiteracy.

The status of our nation? It is fairly clear: we are divided from each other, uninterested, and disconnected from community and country. We are physically unfit to carry on the awesome responsibility that was handed to us by the generations that placed this country into our keeping. We are ruled by a government whose members do not consider the people to be their peers as they are “elite”, and to not believe that we are capable of managing our own lives. We are unwilling to do the hard work and unwilling to be responsible for our own actions. We are weak as a nation and growing steadily weaker.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Deuce and Women

There are many great mysteries in the world. What happens to us when we die? How did the universe come into existence out of nothingness? Did life on Earth really just happen when a lightening bolt struck a tidal pool that had just the special mix of primordial ooze required to form DNA? And perhaps the most baffling question of all. The one question that has mystified men since Adam and Eve. What do women want?

My first and only marriage lasted for almost 13 years before my wife decided that I was no longer wanted or needed and left me, taking our two kids with her. I'm still single. Of the four best friends I've ever had, one's first marriage lasted 14 years, she taking three kids. He's now on his second marriage. Another's lasted 12 years, she taking three kids. This marriage has not yet ended, but I'm afraid it's headed for divorce. Yet another's for eight, no kids. He's on his third marriage now. The last of the four's first marriage lasted only a year, but his second marriage lasted some 10 years, she taking two kids. He's on his third marriage now.

In four of the five cases, the divorce was initiated by the woman. The one divorce initiated by the man was due to physical abuse...she repeatedly attacked him whenever she was unhappy with him. Yeah, it does happen.

Why did the other four marriages fail? If you watch TV or movies, you would suspect adultry. You would think that the men cheated and were caught, causing the wives to divorce them. You would be wrong. Not one of the divorces was the result of adultry on the man's part. So, if not adultry, what was it that broke up all these four marriages?

Abuse? Not one. Addiction? Not one. Financial woes? Not one. So what was it?

It was the infamous woman's refrain, "I'm not happy."

So they weren't happy? They had homes, children, often a job, er, I mean career, and husbands that loved them. But it wasn't enough. Apparently, you have to love a woman in a very specific way in order for them to feel the love, or at least what they percieve as love.

You have to show PASSION: What women see as passion, men see as unecessary and destructive drama. Women are always looking for excuses to let their emotions run rampant, and when their screaming rants or crying jags don't illicit a similar response from their husbands, they feel a lack of passion, hence a lack of caring, a lack of love.

You have to SHARE THEIR MISERY: When a woman has a problem, they don't want help solving the problem...they want you to wallow in their emotions with them. My own ex-wife once told me, "I don't need your cold logic, I want you to hold me and tell me it will be all right." I responded, "Do you want to solve your problem or revel in it?" She didn't appreciate my contribution. I didn't appreciate her neurosis.

You have to CARE ABOUT WHAT THEY CARE ABOUT: If a women develops an interest in a particular charity, you better be on board and make it your number one charity, devoting your time and money to it, whether or not you actually give a damn. If gardening is her thing, by God you better be willing to go with her to the nursery and spend an afternoon picking out flowers and shrubs and lawn ornaments, and then spending countless hours helping her enjoy her hobby. And if your wife suddenly gets religion, well just get your best suit dry-cleaned because if she's going to church then you are too.

You have to bow to their methods of CHILD REARING: Nobody knows what's best for children like their mother, so men should just keep their mouths shut and let mom handle it. Endless "time outs" that do not correct behavior problems: shut up! Outright defiance coddled: shut up! Temper tantrums endured: shut up! Ceaseless begging after saying no: shut up! Gross disrespect ignored: shut up!

You have to recognize her SPENDING is necessary, yours is frivolous. She has 25 pairs of shoes, you have five. She has nothing to wear to the office party despite a walk-in closet chock full of clothes and buys a new outfit for $200. You buy a couple of new tires to put on her car and it's "Tires? You had to buy tires? You love that car more than me!" You notice while paying bills that she's charging lunch every work day, adding a cool $250 a month to the credit card bill. You suggest that might be a little excessive and recommend she brown bag lunch a few days a week to help keep the bills down so you can put more towards savings and you better be ready for hours of pouting, snide comments, yelling at the kids and total rejection in bed that night. And just to show you who's boss, look for the next months credit card bill to show $300 in lunch charges.

You have to admit her FRIENDS are terrific, loving companions that are 'always there for her, just like the gals on Sex In The City. Yours are boorish uncivilized louts not fit to step foot into her home. Never mind that one of her friends is having an affair, another likes to shoplift to alieviate her occasional boredom and another has had three DUIs. After all, what are those foibles compared to your friends who have been laid off ( financially unreliable ), or work 60 hours a week ( in love with the job, not the wife ) or would rather play golf on Sunday morning rather than go to his wife's Church of Perpetual Misery Because Men Are Assholes.

You have to swallow that her FAMILY is the perfect example of a loving family. Yours are escapees from Hillbilly Ville. Nevermind her mother is a bitter shrew who has brow beat her husband into a walking coma, or the welfare queen sister with three kids by three different boyfriends, or the brother on parole for some mysterious felony the family won't talk about. What are those when compared to your dad, the evil gun collector? Or your mom, who volunteered for that right-wing nazi politician. Or your brother the soldier who's just so busy killing babies in far off Stoneageistan.

So, what do women want?

Some men say, "I don't know, but I'm trying to figure it out."

Other men say, "Who cares? They're all nuts anyway."

What determines how a man answers appears to depend on how many times he's been divorced.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mr. Quarter says "Excuses are like @$$holes - everybodies got one"

The liberal elitists that comprise the fly-over media understand that something is going badly wrong. But they are reluctant to attribute it to the failure of liberalism or admit that Obama and this Congress have made things much worse. Ultimately they will probably throw Obama under the bus, but for now they are searching for any other excuse they can think of - the "throw enough spaghetti at the wall and sooner or later something sticks" method of intellectual analysis. Peter Wehner of Commentary Magazine.com provides a nicely comprehensive list of the published excuses to date

E.J. Dionne, Jr.: Obama “has chosen not to engage the nation in an extended dialogue about what holds all his achievements together.”

Joe Klein : “If Obama is not reelected, it will be because he comes across as disdaining what he does for a living.”

John Judis: The Obama administration has an “aversion to populism.”

Mr. Quarter loves this one...

Maureen Dowd: “Obama is the head of the dysfunctional family of America — a rational man running a most irrational nation, a high-minded man in a low-minded age. The country is having some weird mass nervous breakdown.”

and this claptrap...

Jonathan Alter: The American people “aren’t rationally aligning belief and action; they’re tempted to lose their spleens in the polling place without fully grasping the consequences.”

Jacob Weisberg: “the biggest culprit in our current predicament” is the “childishness, ignorance, and growing incoherence of the public at large.”

Is Mr. Quarter incoherent? Then there are those that place the blame on the in adequacy of the American system of government to accommodate the liberal ideals.

George Packer: “the world’s greatest deliberative body is incapable of addressing” the problems in the country today.

Paul Krugman: the Senate is “ominously dysfunctional” ands “no longer consistent with a functioning government.”

Todd Purdum: “The evidence that Washington cannot function — that it’s ‘broken,’ as Vice President Joe Biden has said — is all around.” The modern presidency “has become a job of such gargantuan size, speed, and complexity as to be all but unrecognizable to most of the previous chief executives.”

Mr. Quarter also senses the presence of that vast right-wing conspiracy.

Ezra Klein: “powerful structural forces in American politics that seem to drag down first-term presidents”

Frank Rich: the problem lies with “the brothers David and Charles Koch,” the “sugar daddies” who are bankrolling the “white Tea Party America.”

Michael Cohen: “Perhaps the greatest hindrance to good governance today is the Republican Party, which has adopted an agenda of pure nihilism for naked political gain.”

Mr. Paul (diarrhea of the laptop) Krugman: “What we learned from the Clinton years is that a significant number of Americans just don’t consider government by liberals — even very moderate liberals — legitimate. Mr. Obama’s election would have enraged those people even if he were white. Of course, the fact that he isn’t, and has an alien-sounding name, adds to the rage.” “powerful forces are promoting and exploiting this rage” — including the “right-wing media.” If they come to gain power, “It will be an ugly scene, and it will be dangerous, too.”

Mr. Quarter thanks the efforts of Mr. Wehner to assemble this group of quotes.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Deuce Ponders Some More

Recently the U.S. Navy came up with their latest recruiting slogan, "America's Navy: a global force for good."

Apparently most sailors don't like it. I don't either.

“This bumper-sticker jingle would look good on a flower-toting cart, but when an [aircraft carrier] that displaces over 100,000 tons pulls up off your coast, generally the thought is, ‘Oh crap, the U.S. Navy is here,’” said Information Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Joshua Forman, of the 2nd Fleet Military Intelligence Operations Center.

Other people disliked it because it sounded too over the top: “It sounds like a catchphrase for a bunch of superheroes,” said Chief Aviation Machinist’s Mate (AW) Randy Whitney, just one of the sailors who invoked the 1970s cartoon classic “Super Friends.”

“Do they plan on moving all the Navy’s Pentagon offices to the Hall of Justice?” Whitney asked.

If they really want to recruit, these slogans would get better results.

"America's Navy: we kill those scum-bag pirates."

"America's Navy: play 'Halo' with real bombs and missiles!"

"America's Navy: hookers are really cheap in Hong Kong."

"America's Navy: SEALS do whatever the hell they want to do!"

"America's Navy: we've still got our balls...even the gals."

Images of Navy personnel delivering aid to earthquake victims in Haiti or tsunami victims in Indonesia do not motivate young people to join the Navy...they motivate them to join the Peace Corps.

The Glorious Leader, Imam Obama, was unable to make it to the Boy Scouts of America Centennial Jamboree. He was busy appearing on The View ( cackling hens on Prozac ) and some fund raising events ( even commies need some walking around money ). But Obama did video tape a message that was played for the young Scouts...who roundly booed him. Gee! You think Barry knew the Scouts would not be a friendly audience? You think the Scouts really wanted Barry there? After all, what do Barry and the Scouts have in common?

Scouts are Trustworthy: they are honest and tell the truth.

Obama's lies are to numerous to count, from "...And here in the United States, Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country" ( August 11, 2010 ) to "No one who makes under $250,000 a year will see their taxes go up", referring to Obamacare ( recent "adjustments" by the Congressional Budget Office regarding the long term cost of Obamacare show Obama's statement to be a lie ).

Scouts are Loyal: A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and nation.

Who is Obama loyal too? Unions, ACORN, SEIU and other special interests groups. Islam? Marx? He is certainly not loyal to his nation after his infamous 'world apology tour'; his practice of Sol Olinsky's teachings ( the ends justify the means ); his willingness to cram unwanted Obamacare down the throats of Americans; his desire to see Islamic terrorists treated as run-of-the-mill criminals worthy of civil rights usually reserved for American citizens; his unwillingness to effectively deal with border security and dream of adding 15 million new undocumented Democrats to the Dem's voting rolls.

A Scout is Obedient.

Obama? Certainly not obedient to the constitution since it's a document of "negative rights" don't you know? And it's a living document, meaning the constitution means whatever the elite want it to mean. Nor to the will of the American people, who in numerous polls said they didn't want Obamacare but had it shoved up their wazoo anyway.

A Scout is Thrifty.

Obama? In eighteen months the Grand Imam has increased the national debt over $3 trillion and counting.

President? Obama is not qualified to be a Boy Scout...nor would they have him.

In Toronto a "priest" of the Anglican Church decided the body of Christ was a suitable doggy treat and fed a dog a communion wafer during a church service. The Rev. Marguerite Rea later apologized but said "We're all God's creatures. If a dog goes into a church, he's entitled to every service that's offered, including spiritual nourishment."

Really? Is confession next? Was Fido worried about the state of his immortal soul? Communion? Marriage? Questioned about the incident afterword, Fido said, "Body of Christ? What's Christ? I thought it was a Baconz. Oh yeah, I pissed on the ficus plant...hope nobody minds. Props to my homey's in the pound! Fight the power!"

Meanwhile, in New York, American taxpayers dropped a cool $7.3 million to build a playground for uber-rich crumb crunchers in lower Manhattan.

"The playground has been five years in the making, a result of tons of research in progressive learning theory and child-development research..."

When will these over-educated morons figure out that kids don't need any of their stinking 'learning theory'. Kids can make a playground out of anything. Give a kid a stick and some navel lint and they'll make a space ship, or an Internet business or a snare to catch Sponge Bob. It's about imagination you twits! But it gets even worse.

"Play is proctored and interaction fostered by a staff of city workers trained as “play associates.”

Seriously? Proctored and fostered? By paid city employees? No wonder New York is going broke. Liberals believe every single moment of our lives have to be 'proctored and fostered'. Nothing like Big Nanny hovering over you from womb to tomb making sure you don't engage in any "non-progressive learning theory."

New York city parks commissioner Adrian Benepe said, "From this playground will come the next generation of architects and engineers. Maybe the next mayor or City Council speaker.”

Well, maybe. But on the other hand maybe this multi-million dollar jungle jim will produce the next generation of New York City over educated morons that will continue their parents propensity to spend millions of our tax dollars to "direct" children's play.

And finally, I leave you with this.

One in five Californians say they need mental health care.

To that I can only say...NO SHIT!

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Deuce and a Tale of Two Males

Two men; both guilty of crimes, some large and some small. Both made their names in Hollywood. This is about how these men are perceived in Hollywood, how they are perceived in middle America and how they are treated in the media. It's also a reflection of the chasm that exists in America between Left and Right; between what is acceptable and what is not; what is right and what is wrong; what is evil and what is not. It speaks to the relationship between men and women, as it really is and how it is depicted in the media of New York and Hollywood, the salons of the Upper West Side and at kitchen tables in the heartland.

Roman Polanski is a movie director and rapist. Convicted of sexual assault of a minor he fled the U.S. to avoid incarceration and sought sanctuary in Switzerland, a country with no extradition treaty with America. His victim was a 13 year old girl. He has lived in the lap of luxury in Europe for over 30 years and continued his career in film. He has never been punished for his crime. The U.S. recently tried to extradite Polanski...Switzerland ultimately blocked the attempt, and good 'ol Roman is once again free to run rampant, kind of like an evil imp in the Sound of Music.

Mel Gibson is a movie actor and director, a convicted drunk driver, and the most hated man in America right now if you believe the popular media and discount Barack Obama. He's not hated for what he has done, but instead for things he has said. For words. He is accused of being an anti-Semite, racist and misogynist due to his recorded statements during his DUI arrest, and more recently for what he's said to his ex-girlfriend, the mother of his infant daughter.

So, one man is defended for his heinous act, one man is vilified for his words. Why? Well, you know why. In the popular media, sex is just sex ( see Bill Clinton ), but hate speech is an affront to the cultured elite and hence the epitome of evil.

Some Hollywood heavy hitters went so far as to sign a petition calling for the release of Polanski after he was arrested by Swiss officials. Martin Scorcese, Woody Allen and Stephen Soderbergh among them. Their reasoning varied. Some thought Polanski had 'done his time', others thought the court proceedings were politically motivated ( please note Polanski pleaded guilty ) while Whoopi Goldberg gave a half-hearted defense of 'it wasn't 'rape' rape. You're right Whoopi. Polanskis's victim wasn't dragged off the street, beaten to a pulp and raped with a knife at her throat, what Whoopi calls 'rape' rape. Instead, the 13 year old girl was lured to a house by Polanski, plied with drugs and liquor, and then oh so gently sodomized while the victim said no over and over again. Not 'rape' rape, meaning violent, but 'gentle' rape, also known as the Hollywood method.

Polanski's a rapist. Period. Imagine the 13 year old victim was your daughter. Rape? You betcha'. Sentence; UP AGAINST THE WALL YOU SICK TWISTED FREAK! For the more insulated among you, 'up against the wall' means death by firing squad, also known as the Utah method.

Contrast Hollywood's defense of Polanski with the outpouring of hate for Mel Gibson. No petitions in support of Mel. And what's Mel's crime? Drunken enraged rants over the phone, aimed at a woman he once loved and who once loved him ( presumably ) and who bore him a daughter. Now she doesn't love him and wants to take his daughter from him along with millions of dollars of his wealth. Gee! You think that might drive a man to lose his mind and say some vile things? Naw! No man has every done that before.

Surely that's never happened before, just like some euro-trash gold digger never got her hooks into a famous multi-millionaire so she could milk him for a life time of alimony and child support worth tens of millions of dollars ( the kid's the key to the whole scheme, don't you know? ). And surely no woman has said equally vile things to any man who did her wrong, much less cut his dick off or set his bed on fire while he slept.

Nothing enrages a man more than being betrayed, and no one is in a better position to betray a man than his wife/girl friend. The woman he's fathered children with. The woman who knows his deepest secrets, fears and weaknesses...things he would never reveal to another man. And then this woman uses that knowledge against him. To deprive him of his child and his wealth so she can live like a queen on his dime. Naw, that never drove any man crazy.

But, and it's a big one, Mel NEVER raped her, or victimized her with years of physical abuse. She's lucky Mel's not a Muslim or she'd have to be on the lookout for her father and brothers lest they show her the meaning of respect and whip a little honor killing on her, also known as the Muslim method.

Actions that injure and Hollywood gives you a free pass. Words that hurt, both the target and especially the sensibilities of the cultured elite, and you get vilified and shunned.

Not just a Tale of Two Males, but a Tale of one animal and one man.

Not just a Tale of Two Males, but a Tale of Two Americas.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

If Its So Great, Why Aint Anyone Buyin' It?

Mr. Quarter has been amused lately by all the wailing, pissing and moaning coming from the Left. The central theme seems to be that Obama has really disappointed the Left for failing to achieve the full demolition of the constitutional United States, and this fall the electorate appears likely to replace sufficient numbers of Democrat congressmen and senators frustrate any further attempts. Worst of all, the Left just cannot get their minds around the fact that the majority of America just don't think like them and won't accept their political viewpoint. This excerpt from an article by Paul Waldman published in today's online version of The American Prospect exemplifies the prevailing attitude on the Left:

"All over the country, progressives are gripped by gloom. It's partly directed at Obama (if only he had done this or that, everything would be different) and partly about the fact that the GOP seems to grow dumber and more ideologically radical by the day. But the broader frustration is with a system whose dysfunction and corruption seems worse than ever -- one that seems like it's designed to stop progressive change."

So, Mr. Waldman thinks that the GOP (and probably anyone else who might object) is simply growing dumber because we don't fully and unquestioningly embrace the politics of the Left. Note that he laments that the system is simply broken because it seems that "is designed to stop progressive change." Really. And all this time, I thought that it was simply the republican form of government in the United States where all citizens have equal representation in Senate and proportional representation in the House of Representatives. I had no idea that it was all a conspiracy to reject the uniformly brilliant and visionary ideas of the Left.

What stumps Mr. Quarter is the arrogance of Mr. Waldman and others of his ilk. There is no mysterious conspiracy and the "fix" isn't in to tilt the balance away from so called "Progressives." It is very simply that the ideology of the Left is contrary to the American Spirit and distasteful to the overwhelming majority of voters. If the Progressive Left desires to govern and to make changes, there is a clear path and method: Produce an ideology that can attract sufficient support in the marketplace of political discourse such that it can be enacted into law with bi-partisan support. If this requires amending the Constitution of the United States, then so be it. The amending procedure is straight forward and prescribed. All you need is to sell your changes to the electorate and their representatives in the Congress and the States will enact the change. Bottom line is if you lack the support of the people, then you really don't have a very good idea.

Now Mr. Quarter knows what Andrew Wilkow means when he ends his radio show with: "We are right, they are wrong, end of story."

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Deuce and the Man Cave


Seriously...you've been warned.

It may be the very last place an average guy can still be a man. The Man Cave, where political correctness is not only banned, but punishable by death, or at least withering ridicule toxic enough to shrink testicles. In the Man Cave, belching, farting and nut scratching are unremarkable. Bullshit is both admired and rejected depending on the context. A good dirty joke is applauded while a bad dirty joke is just a bad joke. A play by play account of your latest sexual exploit is admired, laughed at or hooted down depending on your story telling skill and chutzpa.

In the Man Cave, demons are released, frustrations vented and the plain truth, ugly or sublime, finds free expression in a world no longer free.

You see, what happens in the Man Cave stays in the Man Cave. Say almost anything, no matter how off the wall or embarrassing or socially unacceptable, and it goes no further. Like the Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam, the Man Cave is a free-fire zone; shoot anything that moves, defend yourself at all times and watch your buddie's back. Enjoy being alive minute by minute. No one is promised tomorrow, and sometimes you just have to run up the Jolly Roger and start cutting throats.

Women and Castrati ( fags and the pussy-whipped ) have already tried to co-opt the Man Cave into something that's nothing more than the outward trappings of guy stuff. To them, the Man Cave is just interior decorating tinged with masculine favorites like dark paneling, a big screen HD TV, a pool table and a fridge for the beer. It's just butch Feng Shui. As usual, they've got it all wrong. It's not really their fault though...women and castrati have never been in a Man Cave. What makes a Man Cave is not the neon Bud sign or the foosball table or the gun safe...it's the free flow of ideas, speech and actions awash in unrepentant testosterone. Man Caves are for cave men, and cave men don't give a shit about Feng Shui. And if you don't think you know a cave man, I guarantee you you're wrong. You just haven't earned enough trust to see the cave man come out and play.

By definition, what goes on in a Man Cave is for men alone. Women and children may pass through the room, but when they do it's not a Man Cave. Their very presence transforms a Man Cave into just another living space, suitable for polite company, minors and Hallmark moments. It is only when men and only men are present does a Man Cave actually exist. It's like a tear in the fabric of space-time where estrogen does not exist, where breasts do not go but a nice rack is worshiped and primal violence is understood to be as necessary to life as breathing. Where tribal membership is acknowledged simply by being there because those not of the tribe never enter your Man Cave. Testosterone knows no race or ethnicity or faith. Men recognize men, and while we may refer to one another by crude racial and ethnic epithets, sometimes in friendship and sometimes not, that does not negate our essential understanding of what each experiences every day of our lives. The need to compete, the need to provide, the need to conquer...the need to advance our station in life...and the devil take the hindmost.

There are some things that are not tolerated even in the Man Cave. Protestations of the essential "rightness" of pederasty will at the very least get you a beat down and permanent exclusion from the Man Cave. Confessing to an on-going life of crime, ditto. Criminals who prey on the innocent are just parasites, not men, and not tolerated in the Man Cave.

Booze flows; high end Scotch, low end beer, tequila, Jack and Jim and the Captain...it doesn't really matter which. Men drink what they want, and if it's not for you, well you're just a pussy and pass the chips asshole.

The big game is on the big screen, but the the volume is turned down. AC/DC, Motley Crue and Guns N' Roses rumble and bellow out of the stereo, with some Hank Jr., Waylon and Toby Keith thrown in for the country guys. The Texas Holdem gets to rolling while someone gets a good break in the 8-ball game.

The talks goes everywhere. "The wife's busting my balls about working too much and not helping with the kids." "My boss is on my ass about production while he spends a two hour lunch screwing the new receptionist." "My new AR-15 is the baddest motherfucker on the range." "When is this shitty state going to pass a "Shall Issue" concealed carry law?" "Come help me cut those trees down you lazy fuck! I'll supply the beer and pizza." "How much gold you got in your 401k?" "Does that Viagra shit really work?" "My truck needs new tires but they cost a damn fortune. Anybody know anybody in the tire bizz can maybe give me a good deal?" "Are the Chiefs gonna suck again this year?" "Church is a drag. It's all 'save the poor in Douchebagistan' and 'we're really sorry about all the pervs'." "I'm fucked if my unemployment runs out next month." "I'm cutting up all my credit cards...the wife is bankrupting me buying shoes and drapes and quilts and other worthless chick shit." My daughter wants to get her fucking eyebrow pierced." "Every time I workout my damn shoulder hurts like a bitch." "If I don't have a gaping hole somewhere and I'm not bleeding like a stuck pig, my doctor don't know shit." "I think my dad's got Alzheimer's. Christ!" "I can't stand that Pelosi bitch." You see that blond chick on Fox News with the great tits?" "I'm hearing rumors that the plant is shutting down. Gonna outsource the work to China or India or some damn place where the peasants work for a bowl of rice a day." "Don't get married...just find a bitch you hate and buy her a house...same thing." "Deer season opens next week." "Getting old is a motherfucker!"

Sometimes tempers flare and a little dust up spices the evening. Not everyone agrees on everything, and some beliefs are held close to the heart. Bottom line...never take shit, and if a friend crosses the line you gotta let him know. It's understood, it's expected, and it's all good.

At the end of the night everyone goes home feeling a little better than they did when they arrived. Tomorrow doesn't look quite so daunting, life's challenges a little less insurmountable. The night has reminded them how much easier they have it than their fathers and grandfathers did.

It reminds them how sweet life is, no matter the disapointments and pains and fears.

The Man Cave. It's not pretty, but it's real...and we like it like that.

Now you know.

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Deuce, NASA and Muslim Self Esteem

"It is not only my right, but my civic duty, to ridicule the ridiculous."

Robert Heinlein

"NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview that his "foremost" mission as the head of America's space exploration agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world.

Though international diplomacy would seem well outside NASA's orbit, Bolden said in an interview with Al Jazeera that strengthening those ties was among the top tasks President Obama assigned him. He said better interaction with the Muslim world would ultimately advance space travel."

Muslim nations list "Top Ten Ways Interaction With Us Would Advance Space Travel."

10. The Koran Code...secret to faster-than-light travel!

9. If we can live in Afghanistan you KNOW we can live on the Moon.

8. Oil! "Greener" than your infidel rocket fuel.

7. ET getting upitty? JIHAD! Reasonable rates.* ( Jihad subject to conversion ).
6. Highly experienced with short range rockets. Just ask the Jews.

5. Two out of three Muslim doctors recommend clitorectomies in zero gravity.

4. Nip those embarrassing astronaut love triangles in the bud. Nobody does honor killings like us.

3. We've got the world's leading technology on turbans and burqas suitable for space.

2. Got killer asteroids? Troublesome spy satellites? We've got suicide bombers for every occasion.

1. We've got an unlimited supply of potential astronauts. They can't take off or land, but they're good at colliding...uh, we mean docking."

* Degrading advanced cultures via slow illegal immigration extra. See France and England for details.

Allah Akbar!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Deuce, America & Western Civ, II

The world gets a bit smaller every day. First it was the telegraph, then radio, then movies, then air travel. TV followed, satellites broadcast it all over the world, then the Internet exploded and just like that people could sit in their living rooms and communicate instantaneously with people on the other side of the world whenever they wanted to for a cost next to nothing. We can trade pictures, movies, music and everything else you can imagine, send and receive money, conduct all kinds of business, and suddenly every culture in the world is mixing with every other culture at the speed of light, 24/7. We can watch online as the space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station transit the sun and marvel at our technology...

and minutes later we can see video of a Jew being decapitated by Muslims, and gasp in horror at the barbarity of ancient blood feuds.

How are we to react to cultures so disparate? One culture explores space while another is deeply entrenched in 7th Century barbarism. One culture embraces individual liberty, free enterprise, science and technology that has demonstrably improved the lives of all humanity, while at the very same time another culture on the other side of the world embraces the brutal subjugation of women and non-believers, content to live in mud huts or palaces built with petro-dollars while they desperately try to deny the advancement of all of humanity except themselves.

Peoples and cultures are clashing like never before all over the world. Basques seek greater autonomy from Spain; Scotland from Great Britain; Kurds from Iraq; Quebec from Canada; Flanders from Belgium. Armed conflict along ethnic and or religious lines have occurred or are currently happening in Serbia, Sri Lanka, Georgia, Chechnya, Rwanda, Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia.

America is not immune from ethnic nationalism that threatens to escalate from protests, boycotts and racially motivated crime to the usurpation of political power by the executive branch at the expense of Congress, the diminution of individual liberties and the calculated refusal to enforce existing laws for political advantage.

The Department of Justice drops voter intimidation charges against the New Black Panthers after two members were video taped standing in front of a Philadelphia polling place in para-military uniforms brandishing clubs and threatening white voters. One DOJ attorney who was working on the case has resigned in protest, claiming the civil rights voting section of the DOJ has and will continue to refuse to enforce voting rights laws when the accused is a minority and the victim white.

Congressmen John Kyl of Arizona reported to his constituents that President Obama said he would not effectively secure the U.S. border with Mexico until Congress had passed "comprehensive immigration reform", effectively using the tide of illegals as a political bargaining chip. Some wit has now coined the term "undocumented Democrats" to describe illegals. In the 2008 presidential election, 68% of Hispanics voted for Obama. No one knows how many of those votes were cast by illegals.

President Obama supposedly sat in the pews of Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church for twenty years, but he says he never heard Wright make a racist comment. It's not that Wright's black liberation theology isn't blatantly racist against Whites, it's just that Obama didn't think it was racist when he heard it.

If you understand liberation theology, you will understand why Obama is "fundamentally changing" America. In my view, Liberation Theology posits two main doctrines; first, there is no such thing as individual salvation, there is only collective salvation; secondly, the world is divided into two groups of people, the oppressed and the oppressor. In short, the oppressed are the "have nots", and the oppressor is "the privileged class", or the haves. Liberation Theology requires the haves to raise the have nots out of poverty and powerlessness by giving away their wealth to the have nots. Only in this way can the haves find salvation. And in the eyes of black and brown people in the U.S., the oppressor is White people, and the oppressed is everyone else.

Liberation Theology is fundamentally a Marxist doctrine and a perversion of the Christian Faith. The bible is clear; salvation requires a personal, individual belief in Jesus Christ and the Grace of God. While charity is certainly a large part of the Christian faith, salvation is not achieved by good works nor is it a communal effort.

Obama believes in liberation theology. He has publicly stated that his own individual salvation can not occur without the salvation of all Americans... collective salvation. Clearly, Obama's policies, both domestic and foreign, prove this.

Effective ownership of GM and Chrysler was given to a labor union, the United Auto Workers, when the American taxpayer bailed out the failing auto companies. The "have nots" got G.M., the "haves" (stock holders) got nothing but a vague prayer that their GM stock would be worth something some day.

Obamacare became law, laying the groundwork to drive all private health insurers out of business and turn the American health care system into a one-party payer system, which Obama has repeatedly stated was his ultimate goal. The have nots got bad insurance, the haves got bad insurance and the bill.

What's next is the so called "cap and trade" plan. Long story short, this will make the haves pay more for energy, particularly electricity, than the have nots, who will have their electric bills subsidized by the haves.

In foreign affairs, one of Obama's first acts as President was to return a bust of Winston Churchill to England ( a White Imperialist don't you know )...an insult so blatant the Brits were dumbfounded.

Then came the 2009 Apology Tour, where Obama travelled the globe apologizing to all non-white nations for America's "arrogance". The media ignored the fact that Obama bowed to Arab, Japanese and Chinese leaders, a repulsive act of submition that insulted America worse than the Brits had been insulted.

Obama has reached out to all Muslim nations while castigating Israel as racist Zionists intent on keeping the innocent Palestinians down and provoking it's Muslim neighbors into developing nuclear weapons.

Obama accepts Mexican President Felipe Calderón's recommendations on how America should secure it's borders...we shouldn't.

We all heard Obama say that "...it's time to return America's wealth to it's rightful owners." We all heard Obama say, "We're going to fundamentally change America." We all heard Rev. Wright say, "God Damn America".

Obama hates Western Civ. We, the Whites ( haves ) are his enemies. We're in a blood feud. Deal with it!

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Deuce, America & Western Civ, I

If you're over 40 and went to college back in the day, you were likely required to take a couple of semesters of a course called Western Civiliation. If so, you were lucky. If not, you likely don't know where you come from nor why you are the way you are, the study of Western Civilization having fallen out of favor in the ivory towers of acadamia.

Western Civ equals The White Man's History. Understand that before you go on. The Greeks, the Romans, Charlamagne, the Vikings and Saxons and Normans. Western Civ means the legends and myths of Achylles, Odysseus and Hector; of Romulas and Remus and the birth of Rome; of Roland and Grindal, King Arthur and Camelot; Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest.

If your ancestry is other than White, then you have your own ways, history and legends, and more power to you, but know this...America was founded by and has remained for 234 years a nation of White peoples of European ancestry. Other peoples have immigrated here, or been forcibly relocated here, but European Whites have remained the majority people, and our culture quite naturally reflects that. We were not the first people here, but we were the first to build a nation-state here. We do not need to apologize for this. We do need to apologize, and have, for what it's worth, for the way we treated other peoples different from ourselves, particularly Amerindians and Blacks. We continue to try and make it right with these peoples as best we can.

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking so what? It's all ancient history or kid's stories. 'Don't mean nothin' to me.' But it does...or rather, it should. After all, if you don't know history, you're destined to repeat it, and if you don't know your own history, the history of your people...well, you're just awash in the currents of time, floating here and there, heedless of the people and times and events that made you what you are.

Why do you speak English? Why is Christianity the majority religion in America? Why are we a Representative Republic ( please, not a democracy )? Why are we capitalists? Why do we believe in the rights of the individual, rather than the rights of groups? Why do we believe in primacy of "rugged individualism" rather than the primacy of "the village?" Why do we believe in charity rather than forced redistribution of wealth?

We are these things, and believe in these things, for two reasons. First, where we come from; and second, how we improved upon where we come from. We took what was good and kept it, and created other things that had never been. We got rid of everything else.

If you're having trouble understanding what's happening to America right now, you're not alone, nor are you crazy for thinking that it's all crashing down.
History shows us that all empires eventually fall. America has never been an empire in the classical sense...but in most ways we were an empire for awhile. We tried very hard to be a benevolent empire. An empire that worked and fought to spread our ideals around the world. Ideals like the God given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

What we have failed to realize all these years is that people don't like being pushed, prodded or forced to live by "God given rights" as understood by a foreign power, namely us, no matter how benevolent. Every people wants to make their own way; to live life as they see fit; to honor the history and traditions of their own people. And peoples differ on what ways are best.

This is why our way of life fails to translate to other peoples, and their ways of life to us. The American way of life is apparently ill suited to the Arabs of the Middle East, and to the Asians of the Far East and to the Blacks of Africa. We have our ways, they have theirs. There's no sin in that. We should stop trying to convert all peoples to our own way of life. They resent it, as well they should, and the attempt is bankrupting our treasury and killing our progeny. By the same token, we should resist efforts on their part to convert us to their way of life, and more importantly, we should reject outright any American who sees our way of life as faulty and attempts to forceably inject the ways of other peoples into our culture.

Aspects of other cultures that seem good to us will naturally flow into America and be embraced by us, as we have always done. Those aspects of other cultures that seem to us too alien or injurious to our core beliefs will naturally be resisted.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

McChrystal's a True Warrior

Mr. Quarter is not buying the media spin of the McChrystal story. I think that the real story is much more cleaver and involves a level of sacrifice that is uncommon in the US government today. General Stanley McChrystal is a true warrior who fell on his own sword to save the lives of American soldiers and preserve the honor of his country.

General Stanley McChrystal, a 4-star (i.e., FULL) general. A U.S Army Ranger, and leader of the United States arsenal of special operations forces up until the time that he was tabbed to lead the Afghanistan campaign. Is it in any way beliveable that let a 26 year old Gucci wearing fag reporter from Rolling Stone magazine manage to "get the goods" on him and take him down? Mr. Quarter ain't believing it for an instant.

No, Mr. Quarter believes that General McChrystal saw that the Obamaites (James Jones and Carl Eikenberry) were screwing him and backdoor undermining of his efforts. He saw a command quagmire and American soldiers dying needlessly. So he made his plan, and played a reporter from Rolling Stone like a cheap fiddle feeding him information through his subordinates. Get the story out in the press and expose these foolish men for what they were. He knew all along that he would have to fall on his own sword in the end, but it would save lives and hopefully be his last best sacrifice for his country.

It is well known that Jones and Eikenberry were countermanding his orders, interfering with strategy and generally wreaking havoc in the Afghan theater. They reported negatively back to Washington, undermining McChrystal, making it more and more difficult to achieve McChrystal's objectives. By the way, I have not confirmed it, but I have read that Jones and Eikenberry were roommates at West Point. Think they might have a joint agenda if that is true?

So General McChrystal realized that the only way to straighten the situation out was to plant the story, take the hit, hope that Obama has the gonads to do what is right and fire Jones and Eikenberry. In exchange, he makes the deal to retire and keep his mouth shut for a couple years. Then he will write his book. Did anyone notice that no one in the Administration is crowing about it after the day of the firing? Let the media quiet down and move on to the next big story. Part of the deal. Obama tamps down the fervor, Stan takes a quiet walk, and the bobsey twins get fired so that America can win.

Post Script: Eikenberry, in fighting with McChrystal over the past year used many of the same arguments that another American commander, John Abizaid, had used in opposing Petraeus's approach to Iraq. It was Abizaid and Eikenberry that were West Point roommates in the class of 1973.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Moral Authority

Mr. Quarter has often pondered the issue of "Moral Authority" and "Moral Relativism" in the West generally and in the United States specifically. Why is it that maintaining moral authority is perceived as advantaging our nation as opposed defeating our opponents and making our adversaries kneel before us? This is particularly puzzling since reality is that the much of the West practices moral relativism, forgiving the means if the ends are worthy. Shelby Steele opines in today's WSJ on the issue of moral authority had how it has constricted our ability to defend our selves and address the problems that are leading to the rapid demise of our nation. Mr. Steele observed that:

"Today we in the West are reluctant to use our full military might in war lest we seem imperialistic; we hesitate to enforce our borders lest we seem racist; we are reluctant to ask for assimilation from new immigrants lest we seem xenophobic; and we are pained to give Western Civilization primacy in our educational curricula lest we seem supremacist. Today the West lives on the defensive, the very legitimacy of our modern societies requiring constant dissociation from the sins of the Western past—racism, economic exploitation, imperialism and so on."

For 10,000 years, human beings have survived and flourished individually and as societies not by maintaining their moral authority, but by making sure to win all contests with their adversaries and preventing their adversaries from every gaining advantage. This is not moral relativism. Rather it is self-interest and self-preservation. Works rather well. Maybe we should rethink and re-calibrate?

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Deuce and the 2010 World Cup

Soccer blows. Yeah, I said it. That's not exactly a Fox News Alert, like everything else seems to be, but it needed to be said. Now, having said that, I still check out the World Cup. As a sports fan it's pretty much impossible to ignore "the world's biggest sporting event", no matter how irritating it is.

As an American, it is my God given right to celebrate sports that most closely resemble medieval slaughter, hence my love of football, hockey, boxing, MMA and presidential campaigns. Soccer, alas, rarely displays any of the manly arts of mayhem, except the occasional riot, and that doesn't even take place on the "pitch". FIFA should seriously consider making riots a regular half time show. Just let all the soccer hooligans onto the field for a twenty minute melee'. Last man standing wins a guest spot on The View, where four American women will give him a serious beat down, thereby emphasizing the superiority of America, where even our talking head women are tougher than the world's toughest soccer hooligan.

Oh, I admit to admiring the athleticism of the world's greatest soccer players...kind of like I admire the athleticism of the carjacker who thinks he can outrun the police helicopter after he dumps the stolen car. Sure, he weaves his way through six lanes of interstate traffic zipping by at 70 mph and leaps over the ten foot wall into some poor schmuck's back yard before the cops tase him into an epileptic seizure, but he doesn't score. Great moves, but to what end? Soccer is a lot like that.

However, if you know the secrets of the World Cup, your entertainment factor can sky rocket. For example, did you know African and Caribbean teams routinely employ the services of witch doctors?

How great is that? What other sport gives you the public casting of spells and voodoo dolls smoking blunts? Yeah! Can't you just hear the play by play guy? "Clearly Cameroon has the superior team, but Nigeria has some serious juju. It's strategy and skill versus the demons of hell, and it's live on ESPN!"

Despite all the hilarity provided by the voodoo zombies, this World Cup has special problems not seen by any previous venue.

It's the incessant noise of the vuvuzelas. Vuvazelas are three foot long plastic trumpets that South Africans like to blow on special occasions, like when they find some food. But at the World Cup, they blow the damn things for the entire 90 minute game, creating a buzz like a seriously pissed off hornets nest. It's maddening! I mean, they don't just blow the things when their team walks onto the pitch, or when a goal is scored (that would be a waste of the $2.50 it cost to buy one, as goals are rarer than prosperous nations in Africa), but instead they blow them every second of the game, like they're HIV positive and blowing the vuvuzela is the cure. Maybe I shouldn't complain...I'd rather they blow the damn vuvuzela than rape virgins, which is the generally accepted cure for AIDS in Africa.

And if all this doesn't crank your tractor when it comes to soccer, consider this. The winning team gets a cool $30 million. With that kind of cash on the line you have to root for a Brazil vs. South Africa final. Voodoo hexes will take a back seat to more modern cheats, like knives and brass knuckles. It'll be a cage fight with a ball thrown in just so FIFA can call it a soccer match.

Now that's soccer any red blooded American can enjoy.

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Deuce and the Dalai Lama

He looks like a nice enough guy. Interviews show him to be soft spoken and quick to laugh...almost jolly even. But behind that avuncular facade lurks an intellect of stunning stupidity.

"(Marxism has) moral ethics, whereas capitalism is only how to make profits," the Dalai Lama, 74, said.

This from the man who was exiled from Tibet by the invasion of the Marxist Chinese and has called Chinese rule of Tibet "cultural genocide". Doesn't that just reek of "moral ethics."

How does the Dalai Lama justify his position? Here's how. He wrote;

As for the failure of the Marxist regimes, first of all I do not consider the former USSR, or China, or even Vietnam, to have been true Marxist regimes, for they were far more concerned with their narrow national interests than with the Workers' International;

Isn't it always that way? 'If just the right people would lead we'd have a true Marxist state/world and everyone would live in peace and prosperity.' I bet the Dalai Lama is a BFF of Barack.

But wait, it gets even worse.

I think the major flaw of the Marxist regimes is that they have placed too much emphasis on the need to destroy the ruling class, on class struggle, and this causes them to encourage hatred and to neglect compassion. Although their initial aim might have been to serve the cause of the majority, when they try to implement it all their energy is deflected into destructive activities. Once the revolution is over and the ruling class is destroyed, there is not much left to offer the people; at this point the entire country is impoverished and unfortunately it is almost as if the initial aim were to become poor.

Notice the great man of peace does not object to the destruction of the ruling class ( think Pol Pot's killing fields in Cambodia or the "re-education camps" in the USSR, China and Vietnam ) as long as the "cause of the majority" is served.

So much for the "moral ethics" of Marxism. But what about the second part of the lead in quote, "...whereas capitalism is only about how to make profits."

Out of the man's own mouth;

"(Capitalism) brought a lot of positive to China. Millions of people's living standards improved," he said.

Still more:

As Chinese become richer, "they want more freedoms, they want an independent judiciary, they want to have a free sort of press", he said.

The Dalai Lama confesses profits bring about improved living standards for millions of people, which in turn make people desire increased freedoms, which he seems to support. Yet, capitalism is amoral and Marxism is the answer?

One can hope that since China has started their experiment of a hybrid Marxism, a rapidly growing Pseudo-capitalist economy while continuing a strict communist authoritarian control over all other aspects of the Chinese people, that the Dalai Lama's political and economic philosophy might coalesce into something resembling reality!

(full disclosure, the above photo has been altered from the original)

While I mean no disrespect to Buddhists, the Dalai Lama's beliefs regarding capitalism, Marxism and morality are fabulously incoherent. He should run for the U.S.Congress ( Democrat, of course ). He's already been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, so he should be a lock to get elected.