Obama Wants A Manly Dog

Reading this interview snippet between Obama and Barbara Walters gives me hope that he will have the sack to face down the Russians, who are at the moment giddily trying to reconstitute Cold War II:

Obma: “What is a Havanese?”

Barbara Walters: “It’s like a little terrier and they’re non-allergenic and they’re the sweetest dogs..”

O: [Face suddenly changes.] “It’s like a little yappy dog?”

Michelle: “Don’t criticize.”

O: “It, like, sits in your lap and things?”

M: “It’s a cute dog.”

O: “It sounds kinda like a girly dog.”

M: “We’re girls. We have a houseful of girls.”

O [with hand gestures]: “We’re going to have a big rambunctious dog, of some sort.”

If Obama were to choose a dog like thisor this… America would be the laughingstock of the world (except in Sweden, where men sit to pee). The Russians would be parking nukes on barges within spitting distance of Myrtle Beach. Blessedly, Obama shows sparks of alphatude completely at odds with his citizen of the world cosmopolitan leftism.

I bet if George W. Bush had said he doesn’t want a “girly dog”, the liberal media would have gone apeshit chastising him for his Neanderthal sexist and species-ist views. The feminists would have ripped off their breasts shrieking a battle cry to the heavens. But Obama gets a pass. The commenters at Huffington Post are sharing in his big dog love. More proof that lefties should never be taken seriously.





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  1. If he whipped out his cock, I am 1000% convinced Barbara Walters would have pounced on it. Hilarious interview.

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  2. “Russians, who are at the moment giddily trying to reconstitute Cold War II”

    I think you’ll its the other way round my dear roissy.

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  3. “bet if George W. Bush had said he doesn’t want a “girly dog”, the liberal media would have gone apeshit chastising him for his Neanderthal sexist and species-ist views. The feminists would have ripped off their breasts shrieking a battle cry to the heavens.”

    I agree with that. the media love obama. but bush is an idiot too.

    politics = waste of time and money

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  4. I think you’ll its the other way round my dear roissy.

    spoken like a true europoofter.

    missile defense shield != nukes.
    hope this helps.

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  5. on November 28, 2008 at 11:27 am ironrailsironweights

    It’s good to hear him saying that. Of course I would be happier if the Obamas wanted a cat.

    Peter

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  6. I think you’ll its the other way round my dear roissy.

    Nukes in Kaliningrad.

    Invasion of Georgia.

    Nat gas cut-off to Europe.

    Attempted assassination in Ukraine.

    Successful assassination in London.

    Selling arms to Syria, Iran, and Venezuela.

    Nope, you’re right. They’re 100% peaceful.

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  7. Primetime —

    Russia’s strategy is the movie plot from Yojimbo or the US remake “Last Man Standing.” Get the US and the Muslim world to kill each other. Be the last man standing. Or the plot from last Season’s “24” if you prefer.

    They are supplying Iran with as much nuclear assistance as the Iranians want, and protecting Iran in the UN and elsewhere. They are not stupid. They want a US-Muslim fight. If nothing else so they do not have to fight the Muslims on their borders.

    It’s brutal, but effective. Typical for Ex-KGB guys.

    The world is a lot more brutal and dangerous than everyone thinks, and globalization means a thug from the streets of Karachi can be on your doorstep in 24 hours.

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  8. Sounds like the Obama’s were airing a marital control issue. How special. Now the world can relate to them better. A “real” man would get them the yappy lap dog. He’s not going to be home much anyway and in his absence the dog will remind them of him.

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  9. Peter

    Of course I would be happier if the Obamas wanted a cat.

    I love you, Peter.

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  10. Remember when you wrote that poem? That was seriously gay.

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  11. A rhodesian ridgeback named “Ian”. That’ll throw people for a loop.

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  12. If it’s a dog for their little girls they should get a dog that is appropriate for children.

    Every time y’all go into these how-many-angels-can-fit-on-the-head-of-a-pin discussions over whether something is manly or unmanly I wonder what you’d say, had this blog been up in 1994, about Arnold Schwarzenegger playing a pregnant man in “Junior”.

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  13. Affe,
    props, that’s a nice dog, make for a nice tribute to “Ian.”

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  14. I wonder what you’d say, had this blog been up in 1994, about Arnold Schwarzenegger playing a pregnant man in “Junior”.

    key word: “playing”.

    think mcfly!

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  15. buying a dog is intrinsically connected to your manhood, but putting a pregnancy pillow over your three piece set isn’t?

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  16. buying a dog is intrinsically connected to your manhood,

    yes. a man buying a small yappy dog is telling the world he wishes he was born with a vagina.

    but putting a pregnancy pillow over your three piece set isn’t?

    get back to me when arnold does this in real life.

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  17. Roissy, arent you russian?

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  18. Stirred up quite a bit of drama haven’t I.

    I think you’ll its the other way round my dear roissy.
    spoken like a true europoofter.
    missile defense shield != nukes.
    hope this helps.

    “europoofter”? There’s so many American stereotypes I use right now but I think I’ll stick to this favourite of mine http://johnniecraig.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/fat-american-us-burger-eating.jpg – enjoy.

    1. I think you’ll its the other way round my dear roissy.
    Nukes in Kaliningrad.
    In an effort to neutralise America’s unnecessary missile defense program in Poland and Czech Republic.

    Invasion of Georgia.

    Georgia invaded first. Something the corporate media in your country conveniently failed to mention. This position has been verified even by NATO officials.

    Nat gas cut-off to Europe.

    The bastards deserved it.

    Attempted assassination in Ukraine.

    No evidence and besides the current president is a US puppet who was put in place by western election meddlers posing as “NGOs”.

    Successful assassination in London.

    Again no evidence, more western media bullshit. Disgruntled ex FSB agent mouths off and an already anti-Russian media takes it and runs with it like an NFL quarterback.

    Selling arms to Syria, Iran, and Venezuela.

    This is probably the most tenuos of your accusations so far. The US is the biggest arms dealer in the WORLD. You sold weapons to Saddam Hussein ( when your government suddenly had no more use for him he became a “threat”) , to Turkey ( weapons used to main and kill kurds in Iraq with impunity), Colombia ( farcical “war on drug” that’s achieved nothing but ruin the lives of people) , Congo ( where there’s currently another brutal civil war going on) and the list of dictators proped up by US weapons goes on….

    Nope, you’re right. They’re 100% peaceful

    Russia’s no angel and the US hardly a innocent Tinkerbell dancing in the rain with Popo and Winnie the Poo either.

    1. Primetime –
    Russia’s strategy is the movie plot from Yojimbo or the US remake “Last Man Standing.” Get the US and the Muslim world to kill each other. Be the last man standing. Or the plot from last Season’s “24″ if you prefer.

    The aggression has been from the US side. NATO expansion, missile deals in Poland and Czech Republic. If Russia tried that shit with Mexico, I think it’s quite obvious how the “greatest democracy in the world” would react. BOMB, BOMB, BOMB how do you like, how do you like it BOMB BOMB BOMB (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=iCwAyTR3jQA) …oh sorry hold you can’t because Russia isn’t some punk country you can fuck it because they can actually fight back.

    They are supplying Iran with as much nuclear assistance as the Iranians want, and protecting Iran in the UN and elsewhere. They are not stupid. They want a US-Muslim fight. If nothing else so they do not have to fight the Muslims on their borders.

    Some of the Arabs that carried out the 9/11 attacks were Saudis, but alas the elites of your country are still riding high on Saudi dick because you need their oil. Another point, Iran has NO navy NO air force to speak of and while on the other hand the US has the biggest and most powerful military machine in human history. If the rest of the world went to war with the US, the US WOULD WIN!! But your trying to convince me some punk country with no navy or airforce is some kinda threat to the US and the Russians are helping them out? They are its still futile none the less.

    It’s brutal, but effective. Typical for Ex-KGB guys.

    What does CIA, water boarding and extraordianary rendition have in common? Anyone? A free “How To Be Alpha” for whoever gets it right.

    The world is a lot more brutal and dangerous than everyone thinks, and globalization means a thug from the streets of Karachi can be on your doorstep in 24 hours.

    Those crazy mullahs from Iran and Pakistan are coming, Run for the hills children. THEY’RE COMING TO GET YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    Now for that extra grilled BIG MAC. Hmmmm

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  19. Personally I find small yappy dogs extremely annoying. Short term, I can take them, long term never. Obama is obviously extremely insecure. Only an insecure person cares about being a president or prime minister. He only proves it more by being threatened by a miniature dog for God’s sake. Most people are too blinded by his celebrity status to see that. I hate politics.

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  20. What a pointless consideration. I don’t care if he gets a small dog, big dog, or medium sized pony named “Phil”, it’s just another distraction of personality so the people can safely ignore the actual problems fucking all of us.

    Also, give Myrtle Beach to the Russians for use as a missile testing range. We can afford to lose a few outlet malls and Olive Gardens…

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  21. fuck u roissy!!!!

    it’s not the dick which proves everything. I was a great fan of you and learned a lot from you and Jeet. But when India burns at this moment,should we discuss about the pussies and dicks around world?

    I mean we fuck, but what is the difference b/n us and the animals in african sagari.

    I hope you get the point.

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  22. Speaking as someone who’s family is from a former Soviet satellite country, the best thing that could happen to a big chunk of Eurasia would be if Russia continues down the path it’s going now – alcoholism, demographic implosion, and a slow fade into decayed irrelevance. Blech. Leave your literature and your women; take your centuries-long history of onerous imperialist tyranny, the bane of a continent, and just GO.

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  23. By the way, teckel, dachshounds or dackel may be small but are not considered female dogs.

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  24. Gannon,
    I saw the movie “Jamon Jamon” last night and thought of you since Penelope Cruz was 16 when she made it.

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  25. the sack to face down the Russians, who are at the moment giddily trying to reconstitute Cold War II

    Hopefully Obama will have the sack to face down the idiots in the U.S. who are trying to egg us on to start a new war with Russia. First we’re trying to bring Ukraine and Georgia into NATO (after years of internal meddling in those countries), then we encourage Georgia to invade South Ossetia, then we want to stick missiles in Poland and Czechoslovakia…how much more provocative can you get? Ukraine and Georgia were Russian possessions for centuries, including under the Tsars…the Russians voluntarily ceded control over them in 1989, but they are still legitimately within the Russian sphere of influence. U.S. interference there is like Russia selling arms to Puerto Rico.

    I mean, I admit that Russia is doing HORRIBLE and SCARY things that make the neocons wet their panties, such as SELLING THEIR OIL AND NATURAL GAS to European nations who want to pay for them. But I think the world can handle that particular threat.

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  26. “If it’s a dog for their little girls they should get a dog that is appropriate for children. ”

    There’s a reason why Golden Retrievers are so popular. They’re big, manly dogs who are also famously friendly and good with children. They’re also beautiful and dog-like in all the best doggy ways. They do require space and exercise, but that obviously won’t be a problem in the Obamas’ new home.

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  27. The reduction in international oil prices has put a damper on Russia’s plans for empire for the time being. That Roissy, not gaming malnourished women, will be the plus side of the current recession.

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  28. on November 28, 2008 at 4:04 pm Large Hadron Collider

    A big ol’ Golden Retreiver would be a good addition
    to the White House.

    They could name it after Cheney’s wounded hunting
    ( drinking on precription drugs? ) partner –

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  29. Interesting to see how the apologists for Russia climb out of the woodwork after a mildest of provocation. “possessions for centuries”, “legitimately within the Russian sphere of influence” and all that bullshit.

    The Russians have a huge inferiority complex. They want to believe that they are on par with the U.S., but deep down, they know it is not true. Sure, they have the natural resources to be a superpower. Unfortunately for them, the one thing that undoes all their advantages is themselves; they surely are a nation of Oblomovs.

    The poor Russians cannot understand why the Americans cannot accepts them as equals, and furthermore, it is unfathomable to them, why the former Soviet Republics (or just about anybody formerly under Russian yoke and intimately familiar with the Gulag) wants to get as far away from them as possible.

    Illusions of grandeur meeting reality. That’s Russia.

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  30. Some quick notes:

    1 – The Russians are a bunch of dumb thugs. I’m not saying that lightly; I’ve done quite a bit of work in this area, and if you conceptualize the Russian government as a bunch of organized criminals, it’s actually pretty easy to predict their actions.

    2 – I agree a manly dog is a must. I personally favor German Shepherds.

    3 – The right wing is just as crazy as the left wing; anyone fully invested in their own ideology becomes blind to reason. There are actually a few good studies about this and the lack of cognition zealots display when ‘evaluating’ (if it can be called that) politics. A remarkable, ironclad similarity between both sides.

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  31. Nah, we need to go Dr. Evil and have a really evil-looking cat. Preferably a fatass, Jabba the Hut kind of cat.

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  32. sara I
    Peter

    Of course I would be happier if the Obamas wanted a cat.

    I love you, Peter.

    I love Peter too Sara. As a show of appreciation for his love of cats and flat stomach, I will not get a Brazilian for the months of Dec&Jan.

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  33. on November 28, 2008 at 5:58 pm ironrailsironweights

    To help you digest all that turkey, today’s delicious GNP.

    Peter

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  34. sara I says:

    A “real” man would get them the yappy lap dog.

    No, a real man will prevent his family from making a stupid mistake. Yappy lap dogs are annoying and distracting in a bad way. The President of the United States (or any man doing serious work) ought to manipulate his environment to minimize foolish distractions and enhance the quality of his life.

    An excellent big dog will make him a good companion when he wants to relax. An excellent big dog will also be kind to his daughters.

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  35. PrimeTime said:
    Some of the Arabs that carried out the 9/11 attacks were Saudis, but alas the elites of your country are still riding high on Saudi dick because you need their oil

    Major cosign
    You have no idea how many times I’ve mentioned this^^^ to people. The reponse I get is usually a blank stare followed with “but we need oil so ”

    But your trying to convince me some punk country with no navy or airforce is some kinda threat to the US and the Russians are helping them out? They are its still futile none the less

    It’s the fear, panic, destruction, and further economic decline(if possible) that 20 suicide bombers can cause which gets people like Whiskey so worker up. When most Americans think of war with Iran, I doubt they give much thought to an Iranian navy or airforce. It’s suicide bombers and other types of Muslim terrorists who frighten Americans.

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  36. I would get a Leopard.

    – MPM

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  37. Jackson saidThe right wing is just as crazy as the left wing; anyone fully invested in their own ideology becomes blind to reason. There are actually a few good studies about this and the lack of cognition zealots display when ‘evaluating’ (if it can be called that) politics. A remarkable, ironclad similarity between both sides.

    I2I Jackson
    For this ^^^^you entitled to a coochie coupon payable on demand.

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  38. hello:

    “buying a dog is intrinsically connected to your manhood, but putting a pregnancy pillow over your three piece set isn’t?”

    When Dennis Rodman wears a dress it points out how ultra-manly he actually is. Arnold in a role where he plays a “pregnant” man is a joke b/c the guy is a huge bodybuilder.

    Obama isn’t so super alpha in appearance that he can afford to have a little yappy dog. Having a yappy dog is more emasculating than either wearing a dress or a fake pregnancy outfit because both of those come off; having a dog is a decade plus long commitment to putting your balls in a purse.

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  39. I just have a cat, but he’s very tough. In fact, he was booked on suspicion of mangling recently. They even took a mugshot. Seriously. He has a special file at the vet’s office that states that only experienced assistants should attempt to handle him.

    If you want a very tough dog, Alaska’s the place to go. Tourists are afraid of grizzlies (known as brown bears to locals) in Alaska, but most residents are aware that one is far more likely to be hospitalized by one of the monstrous wolf-hybrids one sees all over the place.

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  40. *swoons with love for cat lover welmer*

    They even took a mugshot.
    *dead*

    Seriously. He has a special file at the vet’s office that states that only experienced assistants should attempt to handle him

    SMH
    Why is your cat so mean? Did a previous owner abuse him?

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  41. “…then we encourage Georgia to invade South Ossetia”

    so if the Russians recognized South Ossetia’s independence then maybe the US should recognize Chechnya’s…

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  42. on November 28, 2008 at 9:10 pm ironrailsironweights

    I just have a cat, but he’s very tough. In fact, he was booked on suspicion of mangling recently. They even took a mugshot. Seriously. He has a special file at the vet’s office that states that only experienced assistants should attempt to handle him.

    Heh, one of our (multiple) cats is pretty wild too. She absolutely loves me, she’ll spend ten minutes rubbing her face against my chin, but she’ll attack the other cats without provocation.

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  43. Obama isn’t so super alpha in appearance that he can afford to have a little yappy dog.

    You don’t actually have to be super alpha in *appearance*. Imagine someone like Putin or Lenin sweetly cuddling a purring kitten. The contrast would look terrifying: “look, it’s not that I’m incapable of caring… it’s that I choose not to care”

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  44. Why is your cat so mean? Did a previous owner abuse him?

    He’s fine with me and most other people, but he has a very low tolerance for other animals and anyone (such as a vet) who subjects him to unwanted poking and prodding. For example, he resisted the vet’s attempts to take his temperature so violently that the vet eventually gave up. The whole time this was going on I was cringing on the other side of the room, ready to run for it if Nelson (my cat) broke free. He was really pissed off. Not that I blame him — I wouldn’t be too happy if some weird guy with gloves on tried to do that to me!

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  45. Randall,

    An excellent big dog will make him a good companion when he wants to relax. An excellent big dog will also be kind to his daughters.

    I hate being crude here, but he married the bitch and the bitch wants a little yappy dog and so do the daughters who are apparently more influenced by mom. I agree about them. They are a huge distraction, but as I understand it, they can be trained. Just that most people don’t train them. Anyway, it sounds like a truly insipid interview between three annoying people.

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  46. Don’t be too impressed with Obama saying he wants a big dog until you see what he actually ends up with. My bet is that Michelle gets the girls a toy poodle and tells Obama to deal with it.

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  47. “When Dennis Rodman wears a dress it points out how ultra-manly he actually is. Arnold in a role where he plays a “pregnant” man is a joke b/c the guy is a huge bodybuilder.”

    Dennis Rodman was/is a freak. I’d agree with the comparison if Arnold started wearing the pillow to red carpet events. But I get your point. Sort of like Hulk Hogan wearing a tutu in “Mr. Nanny”.

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  48. Dennis Rodman is one of the NBA’s All Time Greatest Ballers, w/scores of games where he has easily outrebounded the likes of Shaq Diesel, to name a few. And he has the rings to prove it. Insofar as Mu is concerned, the man can wear whatever he wishes and can have his entire body tatooed. He’s proven to get the job done that is all that matters.

    As for the topic, when the First True African American President is elected from the Republican Party, it is Mu’s firm hope and wish, that he take as the official White House Dog, an albino Pittbull.

    Woof *Locks jaw*

    Salaam
    Mu

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  49. Havanese are natural companion dogs: gentle and responsive. They become very attached to their human families and are excellent with children. Very affectionate and playful with a high degree of intelligence, these cheerful little dogs are very sociable and will get along with everyone including people, dogs, cats and other pets. They are easy to obedience train and get along well with other dogs.

    These dogs can be trained not to bark excessively. Seems our fearful leader is simply being a narrow minded jerk.

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  50. The Havanese is not a naturally yappy dog, but may alert its owners to approaching people. Usually acknowledging that you have heard their alert is enough to make them cease.

    Obama’s manhood is easily threatened. We have yet another small minded insecure asshole for president.

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  51. Pupu must resist the temptation to make a culinary remark on this post. On a more serious note, a trip to the Newseum has taught Pupu about the significance of the presidential dogs. It seems a constitutional oversight not to include the presidential dog candidates in an election.

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  52. on November 29, 2008 at 8:34 pm Madeline Duggan

    I am coming face to face with my ephebophile lust, and the internet is no help.

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  53. Despite his astute analysis of relationship dynamics, Roissy seems to have rather naive political views. No point in discussing the Cold War/Georgia thing here, it’s been covered in detail everywhere but the mainstream American press.

    What surprises me is his ostensible respect for “paleo-conservatives”. Virtually every paleo-conservative that I know of — from the religious right of Pat Buchanan to Roissy’s favorite realist, Steve Sailer to the American Conservative , maybe the premier paleo mag in the U.S. — has squarely denounced the U.S.’s actions and our media’s portrayal of the situation.

    Cold War II? That’s neo-conservatism 101, friend.

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  54. MQ is right. Communism was defeated. The Communists are dead, so to speak, and Russia no longer has aspirations for worldwide domination. We won and the Soviet Union dismantled its empire. And yet we, the US, insist on the continued existence of NATO even though the Red Army no longer exists. Worse, we politic aggressively for the expansion of NATO right up to the Russian border.

    If anyone is threatening to spread their ideology throughout the world, it’s the United States led by Bush, McCain and the neoconservatives. According to them, liberal democracy, a wholly Western concept, must inevitably spread across the world. They are liberals; they believe that all people and all groups of people are essentially the same and want the same things. Their utterly futile campaign to democratize the Muslim world is not motivated by fascism (as the Left claims) but liberalism. The proper–that is, conservative–policy for the US regarding the Muslim world is not democratization but Separationism as expounded by Lawrence Auster over at View from the Right.

    If there is a silver lining to the horror of the Obama election, it is that maybe the neocons will finally be discredited, revealed to be the liberals they are and purged from the Republican party.

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  55. Communism was defeated. The Communists are dead, so to speak, and Russia no longer has aspirations for worldwide domination

    If you believe that, you’ve clearly never actually met any Russians.

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  56. jaakkeli,

    The Berlin Wall fell with Berlin being reunited. Germany was reunified under West German rule. The satellite regimes of Eastern Europe were allowed to fall peacefully and were replaced by democracies. All Red Army troops were pulled out of Central and Eastern Europe. Russia allowed the Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to go free and the Soviet Union dissolved into 15 free nations. Russia is about the same size today as under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great. All Soviet troops and bases were pulled from Cuba. The rule of the Communist Party was ended and Russia holds democratic elections (understood that it’s not the same as here in the US).

    The U.S. achieved every strategic objective that was sought during the Cold War. All this and you want to go on pretending that nothing at all has changed?

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  57. Communism was irrelevant. I don’t understand why Americans equate it with the Cold War. The Russians had the same attitude towards America before it, during it and after it. The Russians did not stop believing that they’re entitled to battle with America for world supremacy after the fall of communism because they believed so even before communism. It’s more the other way around – communism once looked like a potential way to gain power.

    American paleocons have a strange habit of believing that whenever Russians are not friendly with America it’s because America has provoked it and not because Russia is not naturally friendly with anyone – much like the liberals’ strange habit of believing that whenever Muslims hate America it’s because America has provoked it and not because Muslims tend to hate everyone.

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  58. Jakkeli,
    Hang on a second. I do not “hate” everyone, and I’m a Muslim. Please understand that the Islamic World is a very big place. Please also understand that I am sympathetic to the problems in your and other European countries, faced with larger waves of legal and illegal immigration coming from largey Muslim lands, and I do not support in any way the disrespectful, criminal and yes, hateful actions of some of those who share the same Faith as I. I just wanted you and everyone else here to know that not all Muslims “hate” everyone.

    And that the Finns, creators of the almighty Nokia, are aight with me.:)

    Salaam
    Mu

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  59. If there is a silver lining to the horror of the Obama election, it is that maybe the neocons will finally be discredited, revealed to be the liberals they are and purged from the Republican party.

    Nothing would be better for the country than seeing Neocons flushed from the Republican Party like a turd from a man with food poisoning.

    However, I am not so convinced that Obama will play any role in discrediting the neocons. In fact, I am more inclined to see him as a puppet who will dance to their tune. Just like GWB.

    Obama is not about “change.” The hysterical masses who chanted his name in the primaries? Pumped n’ dumped by Obama’s campaign for votes, just like the Evangelicals by Bush’s.

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  60. Mu, you’re right, that was just pointlessly nasty. When you’re fed up with PC, you easily develop too much tolerance for offensiveness, and that’s definitely been happening to me lately. You’re likely the only Muslim who posts here, I know you’re not PC police and I like your posts, so I just made myself feel like an idiot.

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  61. Back on topic —

    A real alpha president would make like Tito:

    Say what you will about Tito, the guy had the sack to stand up to Stalin. And he’s probably the only person to do so who died a natural death.

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  62. jaakkeli,

    You can’t just assert a heterodox account of the Cold War and expect the rest of us to simply accept it. The enitre American and Western effort for the 45 years of the Cold War was geared towards containing and defeating the Communists not the Russians. This is obvious because the Cold War is over, it is acknowledged by everyone that the U.S. won and yet Russia still exists. Clearly, defeat of the Russians was not the objective.

    Also, I’m no paleocon. Unlike most paleocons, I understand that Muslim aggression in the Middle East (and elsewhere) is not caused by Israel (or America) but by the Koran, Hadith and Sira.

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  63. JVM:

    A real alpha president would make like Tito:

    Say what you will about Tito, the guy had the sack to stand up to Stalin. And he’s probably the only person to do so who died a natural death.

    More to the point of this blog, here’s a very incomplete list of his female conquests:
    http://www.titoville.com/women.html

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  64. Hello, Dmitry Chaplin is pure fire. He has that innocent pretty boy look that I love.

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  65. Occam,

    Minor quibble: Steve Sailer is an evolutionary conservative, not a paleoconservative. Granted, evos are closer to paleos than to other factions on the right (most of which are not conservative). But evos are more scientific about human nature. See John O’Sullivan’s essay Types Of Right for a typology of the right.

    O’Sullivan does not bring this out but there are really two generations of neoconservatives. The first generation brought social science to the right. I’m thinking James Q. Wilson for example. The second generation (including his “national greatness” conservatives at the Weekly Standard) are a pale shadow of the first generation and are more ideological and motivated by the security of Israel. Their tether to the Right is rather weak (e.g. David Brooks has moved leftward when it became convenient) and they even have run away from the neocon label as it became tarnished as a result of the Iraq fiasco. Bill Kristol denies the label even though his father Irving Kristol coined it.

    Sara I insists:

    I hate being crude here, but he married the bitch and the bitch wants a little yappy dog and so do the daughters who are apparently more influenced by mom.

    Sure, he married her. But what is your point? That if a guy marries a bitch he has to treat her desires as commands? I do not think so – especially if the guy in question is the most powerful person in the world.

    We do not know much about their relationship yet. The dog will be a good test.

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  66. ae says,

    Also, I’m no paleocon. Unlike most paleocons, I understand that Muslim aggression in the Middle East (and elsewhere) is not caused by Israel (or America) but by the Koran, Hadith and Sira.

    Since I’m less interested in the Middle East than the United States I am more interested in where the neocons and paleocons stand on Muslim immigration. The paleos are far more restrictionist than the neocons.

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  67. Randall Parker,

    I agree. In my view mass Third World immigration is the single most important issue, by far, facing the United States and the paleocons are far better on this than the neocons.

    Still, I think in order to arrive at the proper immigration policy regarding Muslims it’s necessary to understand that Allah commands all pious Muslims to take up the jihad against the infidel. Many paleos seem to be missing this key point while the neocons are, of course, completely hopeless on this.

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  68. English Mastiff true big dog & good with kids

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Mastiff

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  69. “I bet if George W. Bush had said he doesn’t want a “girly dog” ”

    Luckily, not a problem:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/barney/

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  70. Dude, your knee-jerk anti-left resentment has yet again blinded you to how the world works, in this case, how the media operated during the shameful Dubya years. If Bush had said he didn’t want a girlie dog, the media would have licked on his codpiece like they did when he strode aboard that aircraft carrier to proclaim “mission accomplished,” praising his choice in dogs as evidence of a muscular man in charge of his pet choices as much as he is foreign policy. Only when Iraq turned out to be a catastrophuck did the media even start to ask serious questions, and by then it was too late. Stick to pussy talk, dude, you’re good at it.

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  71. Dude, your knee-jerk anti-left resentment has yet again blinded you to how the world works, in this case, how the media operated during the shameful Dubya years. If Bush had said he didn’t want a girlie dog, the media would have licked on his codpiece like they did when he strode aboard that aircraft carrier to proclaim “mission accomplished,” praising his choice in dogs as evidence of a muscular man in charge of his pet choices as much as he is foreign policy.

    I think I respect scientologists and ufo chasers as more rational than lefties who seriously try to contend that the media had a pro-Bush bias.

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  72. The loss of your approval is crushing to me. That said, I think you miss my point that the press did become critical of Bush, but only long after it would have stopped the war or the dozens of other ways he trashed the U.S. Constitution. Check out “Lapdogs” by Eric Bohelert, “So Wrong for So Long” by Greg Mitchell, and “How Would a Patriot Act” by Glen Greenwald, for a start.

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  73. There’s no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog.

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  74. I used the term paleo-conservative rather loosely, true, but I suppose I would link all of those i listed — albeit tenuously in some cases — to what I consider the “conservative tradition”. They are among the more well known descendants of that tradition — Buchanan nationwide and Sailer more so on this blog. That’s why I posted their articles.

    As for the modern neo-cons, they are Trotskyist ideologues who have been pushing the same “revolution throughout the world” mantra for the better part of a century. There is really nothing conservative about them. I would put Buckley, D’Souza, and the National Review staff closer to them than to anything I could call respectable conservatism.

    Politically speaking, I personally prefer the realist conservatism of Eric Margolis, Justin Raimondo, and Doug Bandow. All have published compelling critiques of our current foreign policy. Meanwhile, Buchanan is (in large part) a religious nut and Sailer is, like you said, more of an “evolutionary race realist” (his terms) than an overtly political conservative.

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  75. Pupu’s presidential dog nominee: a labradoodle!

    Here is a picture of this adorable creature:

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  76. The loss of your approval is crushing to me. That said, I think you miss my point that the press did become critical of Bush, but only long after it would have stopped the war or the dozens of other ways he trashed the U.S. Constitution. Check out “Lapdogs” by Eric Bohelert, “So Wrong for So Long” by Greg Mitchell, and “How Would a Patriot Act” by Glen Greenwald, for a start.

    They only gave him lukewarm approval at best because the public was overwhelmingly behind the Iraq War at the time. They need the ratings, they had to bide their time and wait for any moment of weakness before they could resume their rampant Bush-bashing. Every singly piece of bad news they could blow out of proportion they did throughout the Iraq War. Liberals seem to think that if the media isn’t constantly haranguing and demonizing Bush, they are automatically in the tank for him. To a liberal, the only way for the media to be fair and unbiased on Bush is to treat him like Satan.

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  77. Good hope Obama gets a fighting dog like Rottweiler or Pitbull. Seriously cats are useless animals so lazy and stupid. They have no loyalty, spends over half the day sleeping and eating. Waste of food, air and time. Dogs are much better since they will protect their leader. Yes judging people by what type of dog they own is perfectly fair. Pets tend to become like their owners.

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