Holiday Interlude

Posted in 1 on December 23, 2009 by Dan Canuckistan

This blog will be on a short hiatus until sometime around the New Year.

But in the meantime, we’re experimenting with “microblogging”. You can check out the results here:

And to all our readers: Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy & Prosperous New Year!!


News Briefs Dec. 13-19/2009

Posted in News Briefs on December 16, 2009 by Dan Canuckistan
  • End of era for Argentina’s Afrikaners: Once they lived here in their thousands, but now only a handful of Afrikaans-speaking Boers remain in the windswept Patagonian coastal town of Comodoro Rivadavia and its hinterland.
  • Hannah Arendt was apparently a critic of forced racial integration, i.e. Little Rock-style school desegregation via 101st Airborne bayonets.
  • RAND Corporation calls for federal super-SWAT team for domestic and international operations.
  • An explosive new book about Disney World claims the world-famous Florida theme park is a hotbed of drugs and costumed sex!
  • A funny thing happened to Ted Kennedy on his way to the Culture Wars.
  • German Army & American Jewish Committee expand ties.
  • Brave New World – 2009: the relevance of Aldous Huxley to our current reality.
  • Convergence: It was once predicted that the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. would end up in the same place. Is this old idea due for an overhaul?
  • Joe Lieberman  is “close to an anti-Semitic caricature… greedy, arrogant, venal, and vindictive. He recalls the New Testament’s vicious caricature of the ancient Jewish Pharisees…” Yikes, good thing a goy didn’t say this!
  • New maritime security law will deputize U.S. officers “in every part of Canada” during integrated operations.
  • Yahoo sells all its users private email contents to U.S. agencies for small price.
  • A small reprieve: the estimated time when whites will no longer make up the majority of Americans has been pushed back eight years — to 2050 — because the recession and stricter immigration policies have slowed the flow of foreigners into the U.S.
  • Why Do Rappers Hold Their Guns Sideways? Hey, now you know!
  • America’s Stonehenge: A Classic Whodunit and Whydunit.
  • If the Pentagon has its way anthropologists will exchange their tweed for military fatigues and leave the halls of academe for the front lines.
  • Philip K. Dick: Prophet of the 21st Century.
  • Homeland Security improperly spied on the Nation of Islam.
  • The Hoelzer Reich controversy: a complicated story involving a clothing line’s “fascist imagery”, White Power skinhead bands, and Ultimate Fighting.
  • Dockers’ “Man-ifesto”.
  • After being “read out of the conservative movement” by William F. Buckley decades ago, the John Birch Society is back in from out of the cold.
  • Afghanistan: $57,077.60 – Surging by the Minute.
  • Karen De Coster reviews Paul Gottfried’s Encounters: My Life with Nixon, Marcuse, and Other Friends and Teachers.
  • What Janitors Create, Bankers Destroy.
  • Insurgents used satellite dishes and $26 software to hack US airpower video feeds. Not bad for a bunch of Stone Age cave-dwelling ‘camel jockeys’, eh? Update here.
  • Who is exterminating the West and how?
  • Wal-Mart screwing the troops on shipping.
  • Pablo Neruda in Spain: the “reverse Schindler”?

Louis L’Amour

Posted in Quotes on December 16, 2009 by Dan Canuckistan

Up to a point a man’s life is shaped by environment, heredity, and the movements and changes in the world around him. Then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes to be. Only the weak blame parents, their race, their times, lack of good fortune, or the quirks of fate. Everyone has it within his power to say, ‘This I am today; that I will be tomorrow.’ The wish, however, must be implemented by deeds.

-Louis L’Amour, The Walking Drum

News Briefs Dec. 6-12/2009

Posted in News Briefs on December 8, 2009 by Dan Canuckistan

George F. Kennan on America

Posted in Quotes on December 7, 2009 by Dan Canuckistan

We are, if territory and population be looked at together, one of the great countries of the world — a monster country, one might say, along with others such as China, India, the recent Soviet Union, and Brazil. And there is a real question as to whether “bigness” in a body politic is not an evil in itself, quite aside from the policies pursued in its name.

-George F. Kennan, Around the Cragged Hill : A Personal and Political Philosophy (1994)

News Briefs Nov. 29-Dec. 5/2009

Posted in News Briefs on November 30, 2009 by Dan Canuckistan

Jack London

Posted in Quotes on November 30, 2009 by Dan Canuckistan

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

– Jack London