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The Expansionist
Monday, March 31, 2008
 
(No time to phoneticize this, much tho I'd like.)

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lion. After being silenced for a couple of weeks by severely cold weather all around the Northern Hemisphere, the bullsh*t artist inventors of "manmade global warming" are back spewing ridiculous propaganda about ice melting in Antarctica. They rely upon people's geographic ignorance. "Ice is melting in Antarctica when it's still freezing here? Oh no!" These people don't understand that just as winter just ended for us a few days ago, summer just ended for Antarctica a few days ago, and just as it is still frigid here, it is still (relatively) very warm there. Of course ice melts in the summer, everywhere. If it didn't, we'd be wailing in panic about "global cooling".
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In truth, there has this year been serious cooling in the Northern Hemisphere, where the bulk of the world's people reside and, thus, where the bulk of manmade pollutants, including "greenhouse gases" are produced. As I write, in late afternoon on the last day of March, the temperature in Newark, New Jersey, is 48 degrees Fahrenheit, and last nite's temps fell to the neighborhood of freezing, for the third or fourth nite in a row in this frigid early spring. It has been almost consistently colder than normal by 5 to 10 degrees this entire month, and we won't have our first really springlike day until tomorrow, April. No "lamb" for March this year at all.
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No Vote for Colonies! Commentators on the Democratic Presidential race have observed that Billary could catch up with Obama in the popular vote in, of all places, Puerto Rico, a U.S. colony of 4 million people. Why on Earth is there a presidential primary in Puerto Rico? Puerto Rico is not entitled to vote in the general election, so why should it have any say whatsoever in the determination of the candidate for that election? Constitutionally, only states and the District of Columbia are entitled to cast votes for President. Puerto Rico has consistently refused to step up to statehood, preferring its semi-independence, yet it asserts the right to play a role in mainland politics? Absolutely not.
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The Democratic Party has played Puerto Rico's stupid game of demanding rights but assuming no responsibilities for entirely too long. It's time for Puerto Rico to get into the Union or get OUT. If a COLONY ends up tipping the popular vote for the Democratic candidates, we will have to act to end this outrage once and for all and FORCE Puerto Rico into independence by unilaterally terminating "Commonwealth" status and requiring Puerto Rico to petition for statehood or assume all responsibilities — including financial responsibilities; PR is now an $11 billion-a-year drain on mainland taxpayers — of any other independent country. Puerto Ricans who take any office in an independent Puerto Rican government or vote in any election of an independent Puerto Rico would by that act renounce their U.S. citizenship and be required to turn in their U.S. passport and lose the right to travel to the mainland but have to apply for a visa like anybody else, a visa that could be denied. Indeed, for the first five years, visas from Puerto Rico should routinely be denied. You want independence? We'll help. We'll treat you like the foreigners you want to be.
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Same thing for Guam, which also has a presidential primary (May 3rd; nine delegates at issue), and the Virgin Islands, which already held its Democratic primary February 9th. That preponderantly black territory voted 89.9% for Obama and only 7.6% for Billary. Even the Republicans are having a territorial meeting April 5th. What is this madness? The Virgin Islands is not entitled to vote for President, so should be as thoroly ignored in the primary process as in the general election.
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If the people in our various colonies want to vote in national elections, they will have to make their area a state or part of a larger state. If they refuse to do that, they should be treated as foreigners and expelled from the U.S. realm altogether. The nation that started the modern anticolonial drive should never itself have had colonies. It is a disgrace, and that disgrace must end. All our colonies — Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas — should step up to statehood or "assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them".
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In the case of the small insular territories with sparse population, they would have to be merged into a larger state. The Pacific territories should be merged into a "Big Hawaii". The Virgin Islands would have to join at very least with Puerto Rico, but if Puerto Rico refuses citizenship and is forced into independence, the Virgin Islands could be merged into Florida or some other mainland state (perhaps Rhode Island would be a nice fit). In no event should any representative or Senator be admitted from a colony. Statehood or independence: fish or cut bait.
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Honoring the Butchers of Beijing. Again, the world of sport shows itself morally bankrupt, with the International Olympic Committee co-conspiring in the continuing murderous rampage of the Butchers of Beijing against the people of Tibet (and the rest of China). It is far more important to athlete scum that they get to perform in an Olympics than that they stand on any principle. They have no conscience, no morality. Top athletes are monomaniacal egotists who care only about themselves. All the self-justifying crap they utter about sports bringing people together and promoting good fellowship is just a bunch of bullsh*t. So Beijing kills a couple hundred Tibetans? So what? That's no skin off the nose of swimmers or runners or pole vaulters. Those people live in their own little compartmentalized world, in which sport has no responsibilities but excellence in something so stupid and empty-headed that no sane person would devote so much as one thousandth the time and effort that top athletes devote to their obsessive, repetitious exercises in uselessness.
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The so-called "ping-pong diplomacy" of the 1970s fed into athletes' exaggerated sense of their own importance. But what, exactly, did that "diplomacy" achieve for planet Earth and the human race? It whitewashed Red China and led to vast ecological devastation as the government of Communist China raced to destroy forests and poison rivers to produce the goods that Western corporations were all too happy to buy, no matter the cost in human misery, ecological destruction, and economic dislocations not just within China but all around the world. Now we have one of the world's most vicious regimes plotting war against the United States and using our own money, and the money of Europeans and other people all over the planet, to build a monstrous military under the control of the very people who are slautering Tibetans. And athletes cannot wait to flock to Beijing to put their stamp of approval on the Butchers of Beijing and spit on the graves of Tibetans. Hundreds of millions of people around the world look forward to sitting in front of their TV sets in August and watching the world's athletes perform their little tricks for trinkets on ribbons. And the legitimacy and good feeling for the Butchers of Beijing that such a spectacle produces will push people's thoughts away from the inexorable drive by those same Butchers to drive the United States out of Asia, at any cost, including full-scale nuclear war, and establish them as the Butchers of Earth. What a wonderful thing is sport.
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When the Olympic torch escapes the confines of Communist China and makes the rounds of free countries, the runners should be stopped, the flame doused, and the torch destroyed. If anyone provides a replacement torch with a replacement flame, that too should be doused and destroyed. No Olympics for mass murdering Communists!



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