Welcome to my
website. Unlike the universe, this website has a purpose: to offer
rants, tirades, opinions and discussion about books on Thailand, give an
overview of nightlife in Thailand and, yes, to provide a few news items which
might not appear elsewhere. And to have some fun.
Bar, club and restaurant owners who would like to send material on their
special events, birthday bashes, anniversary parties, etc., are welcome to do so
but please remember men in Thailand are a bit jaded so if you’re just going to
offer the usual free gourmet food and free full band entertainment and free
beautiful and eager-to-please women, well, the lads have been there, done that.
So do try to offer potential patrons something special. ;-)
There is a contest every two weeks when this column appears and the
first to answer the question correctly or identify a photograph correctly
will receive vouchers worth at least 3,000 baht in
food and drink, i.e., 500 baht each, from Larry's Dive, Shadow Bar, The Old
Dutch, Electric Blue, The Duke of Wellington pub, and Bourbon Street Restaurant. The prizes will
build up in case anyone doesn't win it immediately so the bonanza for the
eventual winner could get quite interesting. It will double to
6,000 and, if still no winner, to
9,000, etc. Second prize is a "I Support
Single Moms" T-shirt. And please remember a part of all money received from the sale of
my books goes to needy Thais (in the form of payment to go go dancers,
waitresses and hostesses).
This Just in:
Club Electric blue Patpong, Saturday the 28th, is the bar's boisterous,
fun-for-all, 5 year party and Andy and crew would like to see all old and new
friends come celebrate with them. Free Tequila shot with every drink you
buy ( after happy hour, of course).
EXCLUSIVE - THE SHROUD OF SURIN!
You have no doubt heard of
the Shroud of Turin; a holy Christian relic which is believed to have been made
hundreds of years after Christ but which some say has Christ's face on it.
Yet, I am pleased to tell of a discovery which will soon shock the world!
It is incredible but Thai villagers outside Surin were trying to dig a well
so the local brothel would have decent water and
they came across a large leather and metal box. It was so old it was
falling apart but when they did manage to get it open inside was an incredible
discovery. A shroud believed to be hundreds of years old and yet in
excellent shape depicting men and women of the period; no doubt religious symbols
and dances of the time. And here it is - exclusive with this column - a discovery in a
cave near Surin, The Shroud of Surin! Just click on it to see a closeup.
Nothing new regarding the Washington Square leases. Everyone is
basically still waiting to see what the owners are planning to do. I
believe January 8th 2009 is the deadline but of course anything can happen
Bad news: Thai International is canceling its direct non-stop service to New
York City. Just when I finally had enough miles to go for free next trip! I guess I'll have to go through Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific
once again. Balls.
What is it with these frogs after the rain? They were so loud at first
I thought they were geese. If it has anything to do with mating, I wish
they'd get it on and over with and shut up so I can get some sleep. I've
read reports that frogs are disappearing around the world. Maybe that's
not such a bad idea. Then I can get some sleep. Unless of course
they eat bugs and mosquitoes the survival of same which would then keep me awake. Life is
Rumor-Control Headquarters (which is still run by the descendants of Whore
House Charlie) say that young ladies dancing in Nana Plaza may be revealing more
and more, beginning with one of the Rainbow bars. If this is true, it
would not be Rainbow 4 because they would have to pay more to each of the
dancers for going topless and they have somewhere between 100 and 200 dancers.
Most likely Rainbow 1 or Rainbow 2. Time will tell.
Isn't Low Season great? I am a very hansum man again and basically only
accept phone calls from male names because I am swamped with beautiful young
Thai women going to bed with me. Yep, low season is great for locals and
tourists who know how much to pay.
I was in Tilac Bar the other night and one of the dancers came up to me and
asked my name and I told her and she stared and left. I still don't know
what that was about. She wasn't trying to sit down for a lady's drink.
Maybe I look like one of her old boyfriends? Maybe she just thought I was
a lookalike for Tom Cruise? Maybe there is a contract out on me?
This being Thailand, maybe anything!
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Isn't that beautiful? The graceful, supple curve. Very feminine.
Sensual and sexy. Yep, Thai women have what it takes.
I'm very pleased and proud that this site has been banned in Saudi Arabia.
A friend who travels there on business informed me. Glad to know the
Wahabi fanatics are paying attention. The Saudi Wahabis are the ones
sponsoring mosques and terrorism and fanatical madrassas around the world.
Don't take my word for it; check this out:
A briefing given
last month to a top Pentagon advisory board described Saudi Arabia as an enemy
of the United States, and recommended that U.S. officials give it an ultimatum
to stop backing terrorism or face seizure of its oil fields and its financial
assets invested in the United States.
"The Saudis are
active at every level of the terror chain, from planners to financiers, from
cadre to foot-soldier, from ideologist to cheerleader," stated the explosive
briefing. It was presented on July 10 to the Defense Policy Board, a group of
prominent intellectuals and former senior officials that advises the Pentagon on
supports our enemies and attacks our allies," said the briefing prepared by
Laurent Murawiec, a Rand Corp. analyst. A talking point attached to the last of
24 briefing slides went even further, describing Saudi Arabia as "the kernel of
evil, the prime mover, the most dangerous opponent" in the Middle East.
Click on Cover
Coming to a bookstore near you this fall!
Well, if you've been living on an island you might not know this, but coyote
dancing is really taking off in Bangkok. These shots were taken upstairs
above the Dali Club at the new Dali Coyote Club, Sukhumvit, soi 33.
I enjoy the dancers at Forte, RCA, Phetburi Road, but no
photography is allowed in there. Possibly not so much because of the girls
as to the bigwigs in the crowd. The video will be up soon.
OK, here is a short video of children in a school
way up in Issarn, in Nakorn Phanom. They are dancing in honor of their
teachers who are leaving and in honor of those who are new. Also for the
monks behind them. If you should in any way feel that some of their
movements are in any way, um, uh, risqué, I shall have to turn you in to the
Every White Man in Asia is A Pedophile Women running some of the do-gooder
outfits in Cambodia! So make certain you have only pure thoughts while
watching these kids dance because Khon dancing this ain't. In fact,
in a response to one of my videos on Youtube, a viewer wrote to ask why the
girls on stage were doing such sexy dances in front of children at a wedding
party. Well, the truth is the kids themselves do dances that most likely
would horrify adults in the West. What can I say: TIT This is
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The 10th anniversary of Rawhide bar on Soi Cowboy was a lot of fun. And
crowded, of course. Once again there was a dance contest and once again we
had to judge who the top three dancers were by putting a check next to the
dancer's number on a sheet of paper passed out to customers. And once
again, I just love the instructions: "We hope you're having a great
evening. Tonight we'll be holding one of our regular dance contests, where
out best dancers dance their little socks off!..N.B. Some of the dancers may
smile, bat their eyelids, or use flirtatious words to attract your vote.
But please remember this is an extremely serious competition, and you should
vote purely on the basis of dancing skills."
Well, I have to be honest here. I think the beauty and flirtatiousness
of some of the dancers may have influenced my vote. Does this mean the
contest has to be run again?
I was in the Old Dutch Cafe the other day on a Sunday morning hoping
to have my "super breakfast" when a young Thai guy who works there came up and
said, "No food, the chicken is dirty." Duh, right, whatever. So I
spoke with the girl behind the counter in Thai and it turns out that because of
the heavy rain the night before the kitchen was flooded and food couldn't be
prepared until they cleaned the kitchen. Right. He meant the
"kitchen" is dirty. OK, got it. And speaking of flooded,
the rain got me the other night when I exited the Witch's Tavern on Soi Thonglor
and gave me a nice fat cold/flu. It is amazing how after a bit of rain
some of the sois in Bangkok are almost immediately flooded. One of these
days we'll all be under water but I suppose the go go dancing and coyote dancing
will continue uninterrupted.
Man with condom on found bitten to death
Ayutthaya - A body of a 40-year-old man with a cobra carcass in his head
was found on a roadside here Sunday morning. An preliminary autopsy also
found that Wiroj Banlen, 40, was wearing a condom although he was putting on his
trousers. No semen was found inside the condom.
His body was found on the side of a dirt road in Tambon Lamsai of Ayutthaya's
Wangnoi district at 7 am. He was bitten several times by the snake on his
right leg and on his cheeks. His hands were clenching the dead cobra,
whose body was bitten several times especially on its stomach.
The preliminary autopsy found scales of the snake in his mouth. His body
was sent for a full autopsy at a hospital. - The Nation
Good God, is nothing sacred?! The boys who own Apache Bar (now with the
name Coyote) are
auctioning off the Apache Indian maidens which have been on the roof for many
years, over 25, in fact. In my video of Soi Cowboy on YouTube I mention
these and show them and it is a good thing I did show them otherwise people
would come there and not see them and say I must have been drunk. But at
least the profits will go to a good charitable cause. The auction is on
e-bay. Here is the URL. Go for it! All of the proceeds are
going to the Red Cross Aids Research Center in Bangkok. The URL of the
"One thing I learned a long time ago is that it's easy enough to shoot a man.
But there's absolutely no way to unshoot one." - Lee Child, Persuader - A
Jack Reacher Novel
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Khun Nana's Corner
Khun Nana is a
savvy local expat who keeps in shape by hitting most of the bars of Nana Plaza
as often as possible. From his vast experience, he will enlighten and
entertain us with his recollections of the bar scene be they humorous, tragic or
somewhere in between.
is traveling so this is a repeat column if you missed it last time. He
will be up with a new one next time.)
I was asked recently whether bar gals or “normal” gals
are more high maintenance. Actually they can both be very high maintenance, but
in different ways. With the bar gals the maintenance is all about money...
That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Lots of guys just want hot sex and some
companionship from a sexy young gal, and with a bar gal all you really have to
give in return is money and lots of it. Most likely she will be a lot less
concerned about you as a person and really getting to know your heart and soul.
Keep the money coming and it’s a done deal. They will invent all sorts of wild
stories about tragic happenings in their life that require additional funds.
The stories can really be quite amusing if you are not the one forking over the
Last night I was drinking with a close friend when his
mobile rang. The first thing he said to the caller was “what happened to the
money I just gave you 2 days ago?” Needless to say his new flame is a working
gal. He made all sorts of excuses when he got off the phone to try and save
face in front of me, but to no avail. I asked him why he would be giving lump
sums of money to a professional gal and his response was that the sex was just
so good he couldn’t help himself. No problem, it’s his money and he can spend
it any way he chooses.
The absolute best thing about dealing with bar gals is
that it is the only time in your life you will deal with a woman and know all
the rules up front. With every other woman you meet in your life it’s a fight
to meet her, difficult to get her phone number, and even more difficult to
figure out where you stand with her after you start dating. Dealing with bar
gals is simple in comparison and really only becomes complex when the man
forgets that he is in a “pay for play” relationship.
Normal Thai gals can be very high maintenance in a
different way. Rarely do they require a lot of money, but they often require
way too much attention. Some of them want to be with you ALL THE TIME. I often
feel smothered. My mates involved with normal gals often get ten to fifteen
calls and text messages from them per day. If even one of these is not answered
or returned within minutes the gal can become quite annoyed. I would
characterize normal Thai gals as often being controlling, jealous and needy.
Whereas with the bar gal the guy only needs to keep the money coming, with the
normal gals you have to give them constant attention. Which is worse? That may
depend on how much money you have! My Thai friend Somchai likes to say, “With
Thai gals you give them your heart but they want your soul.”
It would be very easy to become disenchanted with the
bar gals’ constant requests for money and date only normal gals. It is also
entirely possible you may soon become tired of normal gals and their insatiable
need for attention, and switch back to bar gals. What is a guy to do? My
solution is to date normal gals, and when they become overly possessive or
controlling I move on. I also see professional gals for fun and sex, but never
give them any money except the agreed upon fee for services rendered. The
system works for me but I am sure there is an even better solution out there
that I have not stumbled upon yet.
Many Westerners in Bangkok like to talk about how simple
the low class Thai people are. I suppose the extreme low class in any country
lead very simple, mundane lives and therefore do not really have the luxury of
worrying too much about the state of the world. After all, they are too busy
trying to scrape out a living and maintain a meager existence. Last week I had
a really funny experience that not only demonstrates this point, but also shows
that the middle class Thais may not be that much different in their way of
I had a date with a lovely middle class Thai gal who is
studying for her Masters degree in Bangkok. We met at the Saphan Kwai BTS
station near the center of the city and began walking down the main avenue
toward a Thai restaurant she was keen on eating at. On the way we stumbled upon
a very interesting looking old movie theatre that was definitely still
operating, but was under the radar as far as being listed in local newspapers or
other publications. I was intrigued to say the least, and spotted a security
guard stationed at the entrance to the front of the building. I walked up to him
and attempted to get the details on the movie house. Here is the conversation
translated into English:
Me: What time
does the theater open?
Guard: I don’t
Me: They are
still showing movies here?
Me: Is there a
time of day where a person comes with a key and opens the doors?
Me: About what
time is that?
Guard: I don’t
Me: When a
person comes and opens the door is it daytime or nighttime?
Guard: I am not
Me: Are you a
Guard: No, I
have worked here 4 years.
I walked away in
frustration, but not really surprised that this lazy old guy was just clueless
and going through the motions. What really shocked me was when my middle class
educated Thai gal said “Farangs are so strange. How would he possibly know the
answers to those questions?” A glimpse into Thai mentality.
Until next time.
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Two shots of Soi Cowboy. In the first picture, a girl is crying because
some idiot farang grabbed her head and hurt her. (Not the fellow in
the picture; he saw her crying and he's trying to console her.) The second
shot is just an attempt to show Cowboy from a different angle: Pretty legs in
the foreground; a lumbering elephant in the background. I'm a cute face
and great legs man, not a breast kind of guy. And an elephant in the
background of great legs is really a sexy shot methinks. Not sure why but
first, textural contrast, second, because I'm a bit kinky, which you would know
if you ever bought any of my books which you probably didn't you *&$*)*&!
Meanwhile, what is happening in Cambodia? Weird shit, of
May 21: A disabled man was repeatedly chopped with a cleaver by his wife at
8pm in Otaporng village, Bakan district, Pursat province. Police said
46-year-old Phoeung Phal’s head, hands, neck and back were chopped more than 50
times until he looked like he had fish gills. The attacker, Som Sinan, 34, said
she was angry with her husband because he accused her of being treacherous and
having a new lover. Phal said he bears no malice toward his wife because she
came to the hospital in tears to see him.
May 22: A mechanic inserted a high-pressure air hose designed to fill car tires
into his four-year-old son’s anus and blew him up. Try Sieng Him said he was
“playing” with his son when the incident took place. The child’s stomach became
distended and his mother rushed him to hospital. He is now in a stable
condition. Police said no action will be taken against the father as the
incident was caused by “stupidity.” - Phnom Post
Speaking of Stupidity, American shoots himself in Head at
30 May 2008 by Nguon Sovan and Brendan Brady
|An American man is
recovering in a Bangkok hospital after being seriously hurt when he shot
himself in the head at a shooting range for tourists in Kandal province on
May 21. Mark Patrick Cody, 33, was admitted to Calmette hospital in Phnom
Penh in critical condition before being transferred by the US embassy to a
hospital in the Thai capital, said Kandal police chief Iv Chamroeun. After
firing seven of his ten rounds at the range in Kambol commune, Cody shot the
eighth round into the right side of his jaw. It exited through the back of
Chamroeun said. “There is no law in Cambodia against attempted suicide … but
I’ve written a letter to the governor of Kandal province to advise that the
shooting range be more careful,” he said.
“Unless you are educated in metaphor, you are not safe to be let loose in
- Robert Frost (Wow! I think Bob was a bit high when he
wrote that. Makes sense though. I think.)
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Mojos on soi 33, Sukhumvit, is still swinging with its Coyote dancers.
They had a special midnight show on a recent Friday, lots of fun. Video
coming soon. Thai women: yum, yum, yum. Several who go to university admitted that
they love to tease
their male professors with their very revealing short skirts and tight blouses. Thai women -
Letter to Bangkok Post
(Which, surprise, was published!)
Dear Sir, In his article on Islam in
America, Imtiyaz Yusuf makes a number of generalizations about widespread bias
and prejudice, personal attacks and misinformation about Islam in America.
Apparently, in his mind, anyone who criticizes Islam is automatically guilty
of "Islamophobia." He also mentions the Western slave trade but neglects to
mention the horrors of the Arabian slave trade in Africa which began many
centuries before. I find his arguments specious in the extreme and could
refute much of what he has written but in the interest of brevity, I will
mention only one point.
He writes of Muslim organizations such as
CAIR (Council for American-Islamic Relations)as an organization which
upholds "human and civil rights."
CAIR is “unusual in its extreme rhetoric and
its associations with groups that are suspect,” according to Senator Richard
Durbin (D-IL). Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has said of CAIR that “we know
it has ties to terrorism,” and “intimate links with Hamas.” CAIR was named an
unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation jihad terror funding
case. Several of its former employees and board members are now doing hard
time on various terrorism-related charges. CAIR’s co-founder and former Board
Chairman, Omar Ahmad, told a Muslim audience in 1998 that “Islam isn’t in
America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran ...
should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted
religion on earth.”
Whitewashing Islam is not the way to
achieving genuine dialogue between and among faiths.
Nakorn Phanom Airport at rush hour
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The magnificent temple of That Phanom is in the town of the same name, about
50 km south of Nakorn Phanom on the Mekong River. The temple itself is
about a kilo from the river and is known, among other things, for its sacred
Lak Muang, the stone that predates the Buddha, and for its 57-meter-tall
That, or Lao-style-chedi. The chedi is decorated with
110 kilograms of gold. The earliest structures have been dated back to the
6th through 10th centuries, and in the 15th century, Laotian Kings of Vientiane
constructed the temple and developed it into its present form.
Below: Beautiful landscape and flowers at the Queen's Palace, Northeast Thailand
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If you have any interest at all in teaching English or in what is wrong with
Thailand's educational system, here is a classic from someone who teaches in a
large town in Thailand; someone who shall remain anonymous. It is a short,
concise introduction to what is wrong with this country's educational system and
the frustration felt by teachers who really want to teach.
In June of 2007 I took a job
teaching English at the local high school (actually, the school is a combination
Junior High and High School, with 7th - 12th grades). I was given the
assignment of teaching the 8th and 12th grades. Each class had (in theory) some
40-45 kids. I had a total of 20 classes (yes, about 800 students) for one hour
each week (in theory--see below). The 7th grade was all boys, the 12th grade
was about 80% boys (the school was originally a boys' school. There is a
separate (now partially gender-integrated) girls' school). This was my very
first venture in non-adult education. It was very, very interesting. Here are
a few highlights:
The totality of my orientation to teaching
was to be given my schedule of classes and a careful explanation of how to
find the proper classroom (the first digit in the room number denotes the
building, the second digit the floor of that building, and the third digit the
room number on that floor). That was the extent of my orientation.
No one told me what to teach, how to
teach, what the rules of the school were, or anything else. I was not
given a copy of the texts the students were using. I was not given
an SOP for anything. I was not given an organization chart. I was
not given any goals or objectives. I was not told what to do in case of
emergencies. In other words, I was cut loose to do the best I could.
Eighth grade boys tend to be just a little
bit unruly at times. (If any of you doubt the truth of "what goes around comes
around, I could tell you about the hell on earth that my 8th grade classmates
and I created for poor, well-meaning Mr. Newman, my 8th grade English
teacher. This all came back to me, with interest, last year). I found that I
was forced to use my best imitation of a drill sergeant's voice every day. On
several occasions I had to demand students leave my class. About 3 months
into the semester I stumbled onto the fact that there was a
"discipline" office. I had to enlist the intervention of this office more
than once. I thought on at least one occasion that a student was going to
physically assault me (he finally thought better of it).
This town's students reflect the intensely
rural, agriculture-based culture in which they have been raised. Most of them
see absolutely no need or use for learning English (although they have, in
principal, been taught English every year of their school lives). Most of
them have never been 100 miles from home. Although they see the first world
on TV every day, they do not see themselves as being part of that world,
either now or in the future.
Once, while doing an exercise in the names of
the months, I was powerfully and cleverly reminded of the extent to which most
of my students viewed English as relevant to their lives. One of my students
that day was a "4 x 4" (meaning he was as wide as he was tall), broad-faced
(meaning he was probably not part Chinese and therefore almost certainly of
peasant stock), dark as the ace of spades (more evidence of his peasant
origins) young man. About the fifth time I called on him to give me the name
of the next month (January, February, March, etc.), and after the fifth time
that he was unable to perform this relatively simple task, he said, very
politely (in Thai, of course), "I (Will) BUY AND SELL JUNK, SIR!". I thought
this answer illustrated at least two things:
This kid saw no value in trying to speak
English (being a junk dealer in this town, if that is to be ones future,
requires VERY modest amounts of English. It doesn't even require much Thai,
as a matter of fact).
Despite his peasant background and
despite the fact that after 7 years of school he could not write his ABC's
and probably only modest amounts of Thai, this kid was not stupid. He was,
in fact, very clever to come up with a statement that communicated his
disdain for what I was trying to teach him without directly challenging me.
Thai culture is charming and wonderful in
many, many ways. However, long term planning just isn't part of the deal.
After having worked for many years in an educational institution where "THE
CALENDAR" was sacred and to say that it was, once agreed, carved in stone is
really to seriously underestimate THE CALENDAR's stability, I was completely
shocked and amazed to learn that there is no such thing as an operational
annual calendar in my school (actually I am told there is one, but since
everyone knows that it can and will be changed a dozen times in the course of
the semester, no one even bothers to reproduce and distribute it). Therefore,
on many occasions I showed up for classes and found that either:
my students were engaged
in preparing for one of a seemingly countless number of Thai holidays (and
therefore not available for class), or
there were no classes that day because
it was a holiday or there was some special event in town or
my classes didn't show up because they
were preparing for one or another of a vast number of assessment tests given
by the national education department or
my classes didn't show up
because they were celebrating the results of one of these tests
The result was that I met
with my 12th graders, on average, about half the time. For some classes,
the percentage of successfully held class hours was even lower. Most of
the time I would find out that a particular class wasn't going to meet by
sitting in the room and waiting for them for 20 minutes or so and having no one
show up. I would then go down to the Foreign Languages Dept and tell my
colleagues that this class hadn't shown up. "Oh! 12th grade won't be
here today", they would say cheerfully. "They're (whatever the reason--see
1-4 above)". Absenteeism is rampant and no one seems to care.
At the end of the term, I
pointed out to my Thai "co-teachers" (I was supposed to have a Thai teacher with
me in every class. This probably happened a good 1 percent of the time)
that I had not even seen some of my students during the term and could not, in
all good conscience, give them a passing grade. "All students pass here",
I was told. "If they don't pass initially, you will have to keep giving
them instruction until they do. And if they still don't pass, then they
will have to be given a passing mark anyway".
In sum, I found this job to
be one of the most difficult and frustrating of my life! But, some of
you who know me very intimately and who are particularly sensitive and
perceptive may have discerned that I am just the tiniest bit stubborn.
It's not so easy for me to admit defeat. So, I am back at this school for
a second academic year (which runs from April-February so as to try to miss part
of the "we must have fallen into hell" hot season).
This year I'm teaching 7th
grade boys and girls and 11th grade boys and girls. I find the Thai public
education system to be pretty horrifying in several respects. The most
horrifying aspect is that each student is tested upon admission and ranked
within his/her class. The top 40-45 students are put into "Room #1", the
next 40-45 into "Room #2" and so on. Therefore, if you are in Room #10,
neither you nor anyone else need be confused about your academic accomplishment.
Thai teachers, in my observation, give perfunctory attention to rooms 3 and up.
When I expressed my total frustration about getting through to the kids in these
"lower" classes, my colleagues assured me that no one expected them to learn
anything anyway and that I should "just relax". Relax. Yeah.
Letters from Readers
I read your comments about Coyote Restaurant, and generally agree with them. I
spend a lot of time there enjoying happy hour prices and just thought I'd
offer a couple of food tips:
1. The firehouse Chili is great. Order it extra hot rather than regular.
Made with good quality sliced beef and very tasty.
2. The Coyote Nachos are possibly the best nachos in the world; definitely
the best in Thailand. The only problem is that they are portioned to be
shared with a friend.
3. I also like the quesadillas, with my personal favorite being the pulled
I've tried a few other menu items but nothing I would recommend. Cheers, WW
WW, glad to hear there are good dishes there. I have no doubt there
are. And I like their friendly women in cowgirl hats. But as long as Coyote charges 75 baht for condiments such as salsa
and guacamole I think I'll have my Mexican food elsewhere. By the way, I
am no food expert but people rave about the Tuesday night Mexican buffet at
Bourbon Street Restaurant. You seem to know food pretty well. Try
it and I'll print whatever you think of it, good or bad.
"Winning the war against
Muslim fanatics will take a long time and be hard-fought but it can and will
A nice thought and
optimism sells; but there is not a scintilla of evidence that the Muslims are
not going to win. Nothing is more popular than Fascism ( for both the
oppressor and the oppressed), nothing is more effective than violence, and
costuming primal desires in religion is always a winner.
And not to put
too fine a point on it; the Muslims have the oil. Don't think they do not
know this. They hold a lot of aces and they are willing to die for their
'ideas'. If I was a betting man I would put my money on the Muslims in the
next two hundred years. Want to make a lot of amoral money? Bet on things
that include the Muslims gaining territory and political influence.
It would not
surprise me in the next two hundred years for Thais and Thai culture and
Buddhism in Thailand to be wiped out as the Muslim scourge pours north out of
Malaysia. They are already killing schoolteachers and monks and police in the
south with impunity. Thailand lacks the will to kill them one by one and
nothing else will stop the cancer from growing. I am not criticizing Thailand
for lacking the will to hunt them down one by one and kill them. No country
has evidenced this kind of political and practical will.
So . . . the
result? The Muslims are on the move and history is penciling them in as
future emperors. Think this is far fetched? Just hyperbole? Read history.
Nice peoples and nice people do not always win. Often nice guys finish
last--dead last. In the United States the Muslims are 100% uncompromising on
all issues. It is their way or the highway. So they often get what they
want. It is simply easier in the short term to give in to the whiner than to
fight the fight that should be fought. This is how insidious groups and
individuals get power.
You look around
after a couple of decades of inattention and you are surprised to find that
they now control the school boards, and have high officials
in the police department, and they are influencing how school books are
written, and they are school teachers in the lower grades where young minds
can be diverted for life, and they have high profile jobs like newsreader and
lawyer and judge and banker and college admissions counselor and High School
My money is on history.
And history tells me the Muslims look like the future. Just seems like an
uninteresting group of fanatics to you? Do the research. Add up the
numbers. There are a lot of them and they breed like roaches. They have
numbers and oil and belief. Looks like three aces to me. How many aces does
that leave for the West? Do the math. Dana
Dana, I could not agree more with you. As long as the West has leaders
who are politically correct and afraid to criticize religions, especially
fanatical brotherhood-religions like Islam, there is no guarantee at all that
Western values will prevail over Islamic fanaticism. The only hope is that
more and more people are waking up and are willing to fight back. But it
is as you say: Muslims are quietly inserting themselves on school boards, and
people are even self-censoring books and schoolbooks before they are criticized.
And the population gains of Islam are impressive, especially as European and
Japanese rates plunge. And of course there is the masochistic streak in
Westerners who want to blame themselves for whatever horrors Islam carries out.
Partly because they do not know the bloody history of Islam. But for those
who do, and those who have suffered greatly from Islamic fanaticism, such as
Hindus, fighting back is the only way. Already in Europe and
England politicians are kowtowing to Muslims in their districts to win votes.
In other words, for short term personal gains they will allow more and more
inroads for Muslim fanatics. I love Chinese history and culture and would
like to get back to it but I have learned that fighting against Islamic
fanaticism is extremely important so I spend a lot of time at it. I wish
more people would.
Dean, This pedophile thing. I think it stirs up some serious insecurities in
Western (or Westernized) women when they come across a situation where men do
not have to grovel to get sex, but rather they can sleep with attractive young
women anytime they (the men) want it, regardless of their own age, social
status, or wealth. Simply, a Western woman loses all her power over men in such
a scenario - hence the hysterical reaction, couched in a morally righteous
message (or is that righteously moral? anyway you get the drift!).
For the record, I advise some of these gals to find their own attractive young
men to sleep with - and some do I guess, see
Then everyone is happy. Julian
Julian, I couldn't have said it better myself. I've always felt there
should be brothels, etc., for women as well as for men. A lot of older
women, if given the chance, would like to have flings with young men. And
why not? Keep them happy and they will spend a lot less time ranting
against men like us.
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News on the "Religion of Peace"
The "Religion of Peace" continues to visit Southern Thailand
6/1/2008 (Narathiwat, Thailand) - A Chinese
carpet salesman is murdered by Muslim gunmen while sitting in a tea shop.
6/3/2008 (Yala, Thailand) - Islamic
bombers kill a woman in an attack on a commercial district.
6/3/2008 Thailand Narathiwat - A teenager is among three
civilians killed in separate attacks by Muslim militants.
6/3/2008 Thailand Pattani - A 45-year-old Buddhist is shot
to death by Islamic radicals.
6/3/2008 Thailand Yala Muslim gunmen fire into a home,
killing a 15-year-old boy and injuring his 4-year-old sister.
6/4/2008 Thailand Narathiwat - Mujahideen
open fire at the half-time of a soccer match, killing the referee and a player.
6/4/2008 Thailand Yala - A 30-year-old man
is killed by Muslim gunmen while out with friends.
6/6/2008 Thailand Narathiwat - A middle-aged
man is shot to death by Muslim radicals while returning from work.
6/6/2008 Thailand Yala - A Budhhist woman is
murdered by Islamic gunmen.
6/6/2008 Thailand Songkhla - Two
construction workers are murdered by Muslim militants.
6/7/2008 Thailand Narathiwat - Islamists gun
down a 23-year-old civilian.
6/10/2008 (Narathiwat, Thailand) -
Mujahideen shoot and kill two young men riding a motorcycle.
A group of militants followed Somkid Taptimsri, a 44-year-old deputy
investigator in Yala province, to his father-in-law's house and shot him last
night, local police said. They then doused his body and his car with
petrol and set him on fire as his wife tried to call for help, police said.
More than 3300 people have been killed since separatist unrest broke out in
January 2004 in the south.
Killings are also becoming more gruesome, with insurgents occasionally
beheading their victims or burning their bodies.
Since 9/11, Muslims
have killed at least 35 people in 26 separate acts of Jihad in the United States
(by the standards that Muslim-American groups set for hate crimes). Perhaps
more importantly, there have been quite a few planned mass murders of
Americans by Islamic terrorists that were thwarted by the FBI, law enforcement
and overseas intelligence operations both before and after 9/11.
Source - www.thereligionofpeace.com
"Those that read and write about the "Religion of Peace" will be
shocked that the departing Mayor of Kirklees, Jean Calvert, is shocked
that the same Muslim men she has so handily pandered to for years - refuse
to have their picture taken with her. To make matters even more ironic - the
public snub occurred after Ms. Calvert had been invited to a "community
cohesion" get-together organised by the North Kirklees Sunni Muslim Council
of Mosques and local imams to mark Eid-Milad-Un-Nabi, the prophet Mohammed's
Mayor Calvert tearfully stated:
"The photographer was told in no uncertain terms that 'we don't have
photographs taken with women. That was bad enough but then to stand on my
own for a further 15 minutes while photographs were being taken of all the
other guests in the room was very upsetting."
Just two comments on this report. How long will
it take these idiot Western women to understand what Islam is all about?
And can you imagine the stink she would have made had white, heterosexual males
done that? But I guess the bitch figures she has to take this crap in the
name of cultural understanding. Asshole!
Yet another Muslim woman murdered by her own male family members in an "honor
killing" because she wanted out of the bullshit.
Western Women dumb enough to marry Muslim men eventually discover the
enormity of their mistake. As this volume well demonstrates.
A Hamas Suicide Bomber - This woman blew herself up leaving 2 children - for
NIGERIA: RESCUE OF GIRLS IGNITES ISLAMIC RAMPAGE
gutted after recovery of Christians teenagers from Muslim kidnappers
NINGI, Nigeria, May 19 (Compass Direct News) – Islamists
under the auspices of a paramilitary force last week destroyed six churches to
protest a police rescue of two teenage Christian girls kidnapped by Muslims in
this Bauchi state town. Police recovered the two Christian girls, Mary Chikwodi
Okoye, 15, and Uche Edward, 14, on May 12 after Muslims in Ningi kidnapped them
three weeks ago in an attempt to expand Islam by marrying them to Muslim men.
Police took the two girls, who had been under foster care, to safety in
southeastern Nigeria where their biological parents live. The kidnappers had
taken the girls to Wudil town in Kano state. Following the rescue of the girls,
Muslims under the Hisbah Command, a paramilitary arm of Kano state’s Sharia
Commission, went on a rampage on Tuesday (May 13), attacking Christians and
setting fire to the churches. Joseph Abdu, pastor of the Deeper Life church,
told Compass that damages to his church property amounted to about 13 million
naira (US$112,857) – and that his congregation had shrunk to 40 people from the
130 who attended before the attack. Muslims have kidnapped at least 13 Christian
girls in the town, Christian sources said.
ALGERIA: CHRISTIAN SENTENCED FOR CARRYING BIBLE
convert to return to Islam during ‘illegal’ five-day detention
ALGIERS, Algeria, May 9 (Compass Direct News) – An
Algerian Christian detained five days for carrying a Bible and personal Bible
study books was handed a 300-euro (US$460) fine and a one-year suspended prison
sentence last week, an Algerian church leader said.
Last Tuesday (April 29) a court in Djilfa, 150 miles south of Algiers,
charged the 33-year-old Muslim convert to Christianity with “printing, storing
and distributing” illegal religious material. A written copy of the verdict has
yet to be issued.
The Protestant, who requested anonymity for security reasons, told fellow
Christians in his home city of Tiaret that police pressured him to return to
Islam while in custody.
The conviction is the latest in a wave of detentions and court cases
against Algeria’s Protestants and Catholics. Since January police and provincial
officials have ordered the closure of up to half of the country’s 50 estimated
Saudis Continue to Abuse Foreign Servants - And Get Away With
HRW said Nour Miyati had been beaten daily and forced to work long hours
without rest for her Saudi employers, knocking out a tooth and damaging one of
A judge who reviewed the case in Riyadh on Monday awarded Ms Miyati about $US670
($A696.47) for her injuries but dropped charges against the wife of her
employer, who had earlier confessed to abusing the maid and had been sentenced
by a lower court to 35 lashes. "This outrageous ruling sends a dangerous message
to Saudi employers that they can beat domestic workers with impunity, and that
victims have little hope of justice,'' Nisha Varia, senior researcher in the
women's rights division at HRW, said. Saudi officials were unavailable for
comment on the report.
Ms Miyati had earlier had her fingers and toes amputated because of the delay in
receiving care for gangrene and malnourishment, the group said. There are over a
million domestic maids working in Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter
where many families employ foreign home help.
Rights organisations say many domestic maids work in difficult circumstances, do
not know Arabic and often suffer from abuse by their employers. The Labour
Ministry has acknowledged that there were problems with workers' rights, but the
Government also often said Islamic law ensured protection for both Muslims and
non-Muslims, and reminded foreigners they were guests in the country.
This Islamic teacher is in
trouble for beating
a blind 7-year-old
for not memorizing the Qur'an. Islam does teach that children should
neglecting religious duties,
but not necessarily killed.
RELIGION OF PEACE WARNS IT WILL KILL THOSE WHO LEAVE ISLAM
- IN AUSTRALIA!
An Australian group of Muslims, Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia, has published
its draft constitution:
The Islamic creed (’aqeedah) constitutes the foundation of the
State. Nothing is permitted to exist in the government’s structure,
accountability, or any other aspect connected with the government, that does
not take the creed as its source.
The State implements the divine law on all citizens who hold
citizenship of the Islamic State, whether Muslims or not, in the following
Those who are guilty of apostasy (murtad) from Islam are to be executed
according to the rule of apostasy, provided they have themselves renounced
These death-preaching totalitarians are excused as merely “alleged
extremists” by the SBS’s tenured radical, George Negus, and
given a pulpit on his show. Their material is
freely distributed on university campuses. Reported by Andrew Bolt
DAYLIGHT - QUEEN'S DAY - IN THE HEART OF AMSTERDAM!
Muslim Youths Drag Gay
Model From Catwalk- Break His Nose .
10 Muslim youths dragged Dutch gay model
Mike Du Pree from a catwalk in
the Netherlands during a show. They beat him and broke his nose.
A second model who tried to help was also attacked.
“Religion is an insult to human
dignity. With or without it, you would have good people doing good things and
evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that
takes religion.”-- by Nobel Laureate physicist Steven Weinberg.
"All religions take care to silence or to execute those who question them...It
has, however, been some time since Judaism and Christianity resorted openly to
torture and censorship. Not only did Islam begin by condemning all
doubters to eternal fire, but it still claims the right to do so in almost all
of its dominions, and still preaches that these same dominions can and must be
extended by war. There has never been an attempt in any age to challenge
or even investigate the claims of Islam that has not been met with extremely
harsh and swift repression. Provisionally, then, one is entitled to
conclude that the apparent unity and confidence of the faith is a mask for a
very deep and probably justifiable insecurity."
- Christopher Hitchens,
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
note, I do not and never would advocate violence against individual Muslims
in any community. For one thing, the guy you beat up with a baseball bat may
turn out to have just escaped from some horrible Islamic regime. Individual
violence against Muslims or doing damage to mosques, etc., is just stupid and is
also counterproductive as Muslim fanatics will show pictures of that all over
the Muslim world to incite people against the West.
A good case can be made that
Islam is a fanatical brotherhood masquerading as a religion, and, indeed, the
adherents of Islam often act that way. But, as individuals, a Muslim neighbor
might possibly be more honest than a Christian neighbor. It is only that the
Muslim will have been brought up in a religion/brotherhood with a medieval
mindset that is centuries behind the times and has a penchant for violence,
especially against those who criticize the Koran and other aspects of Islam.
Winning the war against Muslim fanatics will take a long time and be hard-fought
but it can and will be won. But we must demand that more and more moderate
Muslims join the fight against fanatical Muslims. We must demand that our
leaders absolutely reject any "compromise" on our right to free expression.
Compromising with the fanatics pulls the rug out from the Muslim moderates
desperately trying to reform and secularize Islam. And
we must never bow to Muslim demands to curb our hard-won freedom of
expression. And freedom of expression always includes satire and even
insulting satire including satire of glorified tribal myths called religion.
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