Liberal Do-Gooders

You guess it. In German, we call them "Gutmenschen". They mean it well, but rarely think about the effects of their deeds, if they can think at all, believing it's all for the greater 'good'.

Desmond Tutu speaks

As some might have found out, there's a votation in Brazil this coming Sunday about completely banning guns in Brazil.

Gute Nacht Vollbeschäftigung!

Es sieht ganz so aus, als ob eine massive Ja-Kampagne doch die erwünschten Ergebnisse bringt. Waren bei der Abstimmung um die Personenfreizügigkeit zuerst die bösen "Nein-Sager" im Vormarsch, wurde mittels massiver Propagandamittel doch noch ein Zustimmung aus dem Schweizer Stimmvolk (AKA "Stimmvieh") herausgeholt, die mit direkter Demokratie ungefähr gleich viel zu tun hat wie Coitus Interruptus mit Fortpflanzung.

The Disaster of Ecofascism and Katarina

Seems like everybody's on the heel of hurricane Katarina.The outlook for the victims is really bleak, as much of them don't have a trace of insurace (and living in New Orleans, which is below the level of Lake Pontchartrain ain't something that helps getting cheaper premiums), and neither didn't plan to get out of the city in time (c'mon, they knew that they would be hit more or less three days before the Hurrican hit home) before even their not-too-well-mannered mayor decided it would be good to get out of dodge.

Meister Petz muss an die Stütze

Es scheint doch, als ob wir uns vor einigen Wochen einen liebenswerten Meister Petz als Asylbewerber der tierischen Art 'eingefangen' haben, und kurz darauf die Lobhudeleien allerseits (von Moritz Leuenberger, allen möglichen Touristenorganisationen und natürlich auch dem WWF) anhören mussten.

The fallacy of building gas turbine power plants

It seems that Switzerland is running into an energy crisis sooner or later, according to the media, when we have to shut down our nuclear power plants  because of old age. 

A refreshing change for....

A for all the hippies, anti-war protesters and such ilk that regularly squirms around roads in Western Europe and some more liberal outlets in the US. Well, that weblink is the answer...as they put it eloquently, war never solved anything....except maybe communism, and sometimes slavery or mass-murders (like the

Steuer lässt Konsum von Alcopops einbrechen

Für einmal hat eine Steuer sogar ihr Ziel vordergründig erreicht. Auf der anderen Seite wird jetzt vermutlich sehr bald der Zuckerverbrauch um einiges in die Höhe schnellen, und zwar um 50 Gramm pro importieren Liter Wodka mit Zitrusaroma.

Und 50 Gramm Zucker kosten bei weitem keine 5 Franken. Mit der neuen Steuer hat der Bundesrat also höchstens den einheimischen Zuckerbauern ein bisschen Vorschub geleistet.

Judihui, wir schwimmen im Geld!

...sagte wohl der deutsche Finanzminister Hans Eichel.

Fakt ist, dass Deutschland offenbar für Auslandshilfe 500 Millionen Euro auftreiben kann.

Intressant bleibt die Überlegung, wo das Geld herkommt, sollte es denn nicht durch zusätzliche Steuereinnahmen oder Geld, dass schon anders verplant wurde. Aber Geld, dass dem deutschen Staatshaushalt eh schon fehlt, und bei der Defizitlimite von 3 Prozent, bedingt durch die Währungsunion, sicher nicht so leicht verplant werden kann....

Zurich is "electing" the President

Ah, one of the joys living in Europe is that you get all sorts of people not liking Americans too much. Well, maybe they screwed up some opinions here when they invaded Iraq (but the same people also wanted Saddam ousted - wasn't there the saying "You can't have your cake and eat it too?").

Our liberal rag set up a non-binding election for the US president down here, where everybody could vote. Since Zurich is quite liberal (else such a newspaper wouldn't flourish...), one can expect the result - 92% for John Kerry, also affectionately called "Currywurst".

Spaniards totally cave in

[textile] The Spaniards are totally caving in. First they get bombed (193 dead - OK, this was maybe because they were in Iraq, but after all, something had to be done there if you were a do-gooder, and helping to control the country after it was freed from one of the arguably worst dictators is one of them.), and suddenly, out of a sudden, you vote socialists into power, thinking that they'll solve all your problems. *GOTCHA!* Once you bow to terrorists (and the election results are nothing less than that), you always bow to them, or their muslim brethren. Then you start "financing mosques":http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/002732.php and suddently find out they don't really "like you much more":http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/08/05/iraq.hostage.stance/index.html than before. Wow - as I couldn't suspect that. The bunch who thinks that has probably a degree in sociology or something like that.

The Third Jihad

[textile] Hmmm...for all the people who didn't believe the whole Middle Eastern problems are religious problems, you can read it up yourself "here":http://www.insiderreport.net/clash_1-2.html Especially interesting is the following excerpt: "Since failing to protect their own interests in Algeria by turning the country over to the first of the Arab terrorists, Amid Ben Bella, the country itself is now occupied by Islamic immigrants totally twenty percent of the population." Shall anyone make up their minds, but the article is quite descriptive, and it's content ultimately alarming - just that a lot of liberals on both sides fail to grasp the scope of the problem, since they shun the idea that another crusade might be necessary to solve the problem.

Girlie Men

[textile] Seems like Arnold Schwarzenegger "got a few things right":http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=2026&ncid=2026&e=8&u=/latimests/20040718/ts_latimes/govcriticizeslegislatorsasgirliemen and basically says that his legislature is a bunch of whining wimps representing special interest groups (amongst others, homosexuals, trial lawyers, taxhikers - basically the bunch that takes you on from behind...so the term 'girlie men' *is* appropriate). Well, if I were Arnie, I'd first clean up the administration and fire a quarter of the staff to save money, and then start cleaning up all those well-meant programs for intregation, reeducation and other stuff not strictly needed. Maybe they can then rig the budget without raising taxes without having all the affluent big liberal hell-holes sinking into the pacific.

Zigarettensteuererhöhung à gogo

[textile] Es scheint ganz so, als ob unser Bundesrat der Meinung ist, dass man "Tabaksteuern raufschrauben":http://www.sfdrs.ch/content/news/sda-news/meldung.php?docid=20040718d59264103712266688 kann, wie man will, und die Leute rauchen dann weniger. Genausogut kann man dann Alkohol verbieten - wohin die Prohibition den USA geführt hat, wissen wir ja. Und in der EU wird ja kaum geraucht, seit die Zigaretten dort so teuer sind. Oder ist es doch möglich, dass das Rauchen in der EU noch bezahlbar ist, weil jeder beim Zigarettenschmuggel mitmacht? Irgendwie wird man den Eindruck nicht los, alleine schon "dieser TV-Beitrag":http://www.zdf.de/ZDFde/inhalt/29/0,1872,2051453,00.html aus der Presse sollte die Alarmglocken läuten lassen. Und so viele Zöllner kann die Schweiz gar nicht aufbringen, um alle bösen Schmuggler zu erwischen, die sicherstellen wollen, dass Leute ihre Ware geniessen können, wenn sie wollen, und öfter als der Staat erlaubt.

Wow - cockroaches can suffer now

[textile] It seems to be completely braindead. If you now eradicate a bunch of six-legged bugs in old England, you could possibly be charged with animal cruelty. Gee, I used to pluck straws into the behind of horse flies (makes them fly in a really funny way :evil:), or catching normal flies in the boxes of DDS tapes. But "this":http://www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2004/07/11/dl1102.xml&sSheet=/opinion/2004/07/11/ixopinion.html definitely beats everything. I'm surprised that humans could sink that low. Sometimes, you don't have to be nice. And six-legged critters that annoy the heck out of you are one of these times.
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