My friend, San, the always smiling and friendly waitress at Bourbon Street
Cafe left Bourbon Street to help a friend with a new spa. I had a
great rubdown, sauna, bath, etc., two hours for 1,200 baht. So should you
be interested in seeing Khun San again and/or having a good spa experience
without the usual overpriced gobbledygook you can see San at Himalaya Spa,
94 Ratchaprarop Road, Phayathai, right around the corner from the Indra Hotel.
Soi Cowboy sure is pretty these days - pretty lights, pretty women, and
pretty nice. Although now that Nana Plaza has got its closing times back
up to two in the morning, that should help Nana
Plaza. Soi Cowboy is lively but, as always, the smaller bars seem not to
be doing that well and some of the ones
with the most glaring
neon, such as Spice Girls, don't seem to be doing a roaring business.
I hadn't been to Dundee's for a long time and found it pleasant enough as
a small soi Cowboy bar and even one or two pretty dancers but they sure do try
hard to get you to select a girl to sit with you. I like bars like
Dollhouse because nobody hustles me. But whoever says this is the so-called low season should try to get a
room in a massage parlor on a Saturday night. At Nataree (Rachadapiset
Road) customers and their chosen masseuses had to sit in a small room and wait
for rooms to empty. Massage parlors such as Nataree have customers from
all over - Singaporean
Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, farangs, Hong Kong Chinese, Thais - you name it.
Kind of like the United Nations except a lot more bang for the buck.
I never thought I could abhor a Thai leader more than I dislike Taksin.
But Samak (he with the porcine features) may yet supplant him. Taksin at least made some effort to
squirm his way out of untruths. Samak says anything he likes - no matter
how untrue or hurtful to others, and without an iota of shame. Very sad
for Thailand. I hope telling us that the Burmese leaders were good
men because they meditate is now coming back to haunt him.
Sometimes God does point the way. Click on the picture.
A place with dozens of lovely, friendly coyote dancers? Succulent,
curvaceous, bounteous, beautiful Thai women? Almost no customers on a
Friday night at 11 p.m.? Could there be such a place in existence on this
side of Heaven's Gate? Well, yes, actually, there is. And am I such
a sweetheart of a guy that I would tell you where it is? Well, no,
not if I were living in the West and came upon such a utopian phenomenon.
I would die before I would divulge its location. But this being Bangkok
and there being more beautiful women floating around than lies being told by the
present Thai government, what the hell. Share and share alike, right?
To see the video click here.
Missionaries Beaten Up by Tourist
Two Jehovah’s Witness
missionaries got beaten up on the 12th March whilst trying to preach
their message and convert the locals over to their faith.
Where is this you might ask?
Afghanistan? Iran? Hollywood? No, of all places it was here in sunny
Pattaya. A group of mainly American missionaries began spreading their message
outside a famous shopping mall on Beach Road, when one of them a Mr. Tony Webb
was confronted by a disbeliever who told him that they should respect the law of
the land and the fact that Thailand was mainly Buddhist. This did not deter the
saintly sextet and they carried on with their preaching. Well, our disbeliever
now got a bit angry and so punched the preacher man in the face and as Mr. Webb
did not respond, he set upon another in the group, and started beating up 23
year old Henry Thompson, who also turned the other cheek. Bored, the
disbeliever went on his merry way and the crowd just gathered around puzzled and
amused as the preachers carried on regardless.
The above article and photograph are from the Pattaya People newspaper.
They say a tourist did this, I assume they mean a farang. I don't
like missionaries but I wouldn't go so far as to punch anybody. Just move
on. But there they are: continuing their message while blood streaks down
their shirts. (Click on the picture.) And these guys are built like
body builders, same ones we see in Bangkok. They must have a rule to turn
the other cheek. I feel sorry for them because I fear that someday when
they are old and grey they will look back and say, oh, my God, I had a chance to
bed some of the most beautiful women in the world - I was right there! -
and I stood around babbling glorified tribal myths surrounding a non-existent
Santa Claus in the sky. Sad.
Oh, what the hell, if I'm going to pinch one article from the Pattaya
People newspaper I may as well pinch two. In for a dime, in for a
dollar. In for an HJ in for a BJ.
Tit for Tat
at Police Station
Pattaya Police received a very
novel case on the morning of the 27th April when a Norwegian tourist
and two Thai women entered the station after an incident involving the three at
an apartment block in Soi Buakhao.
Mr. Kim Klanstav claimed that he
asked an acquaintance, Ms. Lakkhana aged 18, to find him a girl to play games
with that evening. This she did by providing a young lady named Som. However,
after a game of tiddly winks, the Norwegian called Ms. Lakkhana to complain that
his mobile phone was missing and he refused to pay any service charges. Not
only that but he called the police to investigate the theft. When searched,
they found nothing on Ms. Som. But they were all taken back to the station for
further questioning because it turned out that not only would Ms. Som file a
complaint against him but also that he had sex with a minor; it turns out that
Ms. Som is nearly 16 years old. Ooops!
Right. Well, if you click on the picture you'll wonder how anybody
with an IQ above a dying geranium would not be a bit suspicious of this chick, Ms. Som, being a bit less than the
legal age. When I first saw the photo I thought it was a farang
father with his Thai wife behind him and their daughter sitting next to him.
And this guy called the police! Duh! One would like to think
this guy is not representative of Norwegian men.
Have you ever wondered what your kid does when you're not
around and the baby sitter falls asleep? Not to worry - Same thing you do.
This from BBC in Burma on the deportation of a producer and
cameraman: "Just before they dumped them on the plane one of the intelligence
officers began complaining to Arito about his workload. It is hard to feel sorry
for a man who works for one of the most repressive regimes on the planet when he
tells you he has to do long hours."
Isn't it interesting how universities and the government are
dead-set against anything sexy but never worry about corruption, which of course
is what really tarnishes Thailand's image abroad. This from the Nation
about Thammasat University campuses: "Tight blouses and short skirts were
unconditionally banned in both campuses, he said. Other clothes to be forbidden
include revealing or too tight or sleeveless blouses or T-shirts. Shorts or
skirts too high above knee level will be banned, while males must not wear
shorts above the knee, pajamas, sleeveless shirts to lecture rooms or entering
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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.
Living in Paradise it is very easy to start developing
an inflated opinion of yourself. After all, having tens of thousands of
gorgeous young gals to choose from, a love life that makes James Bond seem
puritanical, and being treated like royalty everywhere you go does begin to get
to a guys head. Most importantly, Thai gals have a unique way of making every
guy feel like he is the most special person on the planet. Time seems to stand
still when one is in the company of a gentle, demure, angelic Thai lady. Life
does have a way of bringing you down to earth from time to time though.
Recently I spent some time with a stunning little 35kg.
(77 pounds) stunner who was so small I was (almost) afraid to do the horizontal
mambo with her. I am not saying I am the most well endowed guy in the world,
but this girl was TINY. When she removed her clothes and placed them gently on
my sofa, her tiny little blue jeans looked like they would fit a Barbie Doll.
She was 20 years old, but easily could have passed for 15. Her incredibly
petite hand totally disappeared inside of mine. No doubt if I brought her back
to Antisepticville (USA) I would be arrested at the airport immediately upon
Well, during what began as an ordinary love making
session I suddenly couldn’t resist the urge to become much more energetic. I
really thought I went way too hard on the poor little thing. I just couldn’t
resist, she was sooo tiny it brought out the beast in me. When we were finished
I went to the bathroom panting and perspiring, and while cleaning up I started
to feel a little guilty. This gal would easily fit in the overhead storage
compartment on an airplane and I had to pound her that hard? What’s wrong with
me? The little darling is probably going to be sore for a week. I am a
pathetic animal and should be ashamed of myself. I hope she is OK. Maybe I
should give her an extra 500 baht for the punishment she accepted so
Imagine my shock when I returned to the bedroom and she
was gleefully jumping up and down on the bed like it was a trampoline all
excited because her favorite cartoon was on the television. I asked her if she
was alright, and she responded “of course, why wouldn’t I be?” Err; I guess I
am not the animal I thought I was. She hardly felt a thing! The humiliation
didn’t stop there. I begrudgingly told the story to my mates and the next time
we were all sitting on our favorite perch at the entrance to Nana Plaza she came
bounding in as free as a bird. Well, no one can wind one up like an Englishman
and my best mate is English so the barbs started. “Look, it’s the Bouncy girl!
She lives! What powers of recovery she must possess. Geez, you must have given
her the best three minutes of her life.” Humble pie is best eaten cold.
Political correctness in the West has taken on a whole
new meaning. I received an email the other day from a lovely woman who used to
work with me back in the U.S. She related a story that would have absolutely
convinced me to never live there again, if I hadn’t already reached that
conclusion on my own. The office Christmas party was approaching and the
management sent a memo to all of the staff concerning proper behavior at the
upcoming gathering. It gave examples of what kind of language could be
construed as sexual harassment. One such example stated that it was appropriate
to say “that is a lovely dress you are wearing” but totally inappropriate to say
“you look lovely in that dress.” Are they completely insane back there? I give
my friend Veronica credit, she marched right into the manager’s office with the
memo in her hand, placed it on his desk and said “you can have your party
without me. I am going to stay home with my husband and son and teach my boy
what it used to be like to be a man in this country.” I think the men are
taking this crap more seriously than the women.
I have a mate who loves Thailand every bit as much as I
do. We had a really interesting conversation the other day concerning his
employment situation. He works for a large international company and is quite
high up in the organization already. He found out recently that a man in a
higher position in Los Angeles had recently resigned and the inside word was
that my friend was being considered for a promotion into the vacated position.
Instead of being happy about what would inevitably be a huge increase in salary,
he began plotting how he could be removed from the short list of candidates for
the new job. When I asked him why he was doing this (as if I really needed to)
he said that his entire career his aim had been to work hard enough to keep his
current dream job in Bangkok, but not hard enough to be promoted and sent to a
boring western country. He knows that even on an enormous salary, he could
never have this playboy lifestyle in any other country. He is currently asking
friends on the inside to circulate rumors to the powers-to-be that he is
competent but not worthy of promotion. This guy has his priorities!
Until next time.
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sex was knowledge, and I believed it was, I was on the verge of knowing
everything.” – My Other Life, Paul Theroux
Andrew Hicks, the author of Thai Girl, has come out with a new book on
Thailand describing living with his Thai wife in the countryside. I like
books like this because the closest I get to the countryside in Thailand is
walking from the Long Gun to Suzie Wong bar on soi Cowboy.
Well, that's not quite true but I do admire guys who make a go of it
"upcountry". I used to live in Manhattan and I love plays and bookstores
and I guess the truth is I am a City Boy but like many of us I have the fantasy
of living with a cute angelic Thai woman younger than myself (as the years pass,
almost all of them are younger than me, I notice to my horror) and
making a go of it with her family and buffalo and ducks and pigs and fish and
the heat and countryside Thai food and the vagaries of the weather and the greed
of the middlemen when I try to sell my rice and, well, like I say, I'm pretty
sure I'm a city boy. Anyway, here is a blurb about the book. I
haven't read the book yet but it should be a fun read. (Click on the cover
and, like magic, the cover gets bigger! I call it the 'Viagra Effect.')
There are many ‘culture shock’ handbooks written for
foreigners settling in Thailand but another way to get an authentic flavor of
living in the Kingdom is to read a new book just released called, “My Thai Girl
and I”. Written by Andrew Hicks, author of the successful novel, “Thai Girl”, it
describes how he met his Thai wife Cat and how they set up home
together in her village
in the North East of Thailand.
The many lessons to be learned are amusingly told, that smiles can mean a
thousand things, that yes can sometimes means no and nothing is ever what it
seems. Building a new house involves a thousand crises and compromises and
running a thirty year old jeep can turn into a nightmare. Lavishly
illustrated, this is the story of five years in the lives
of two people who are as different as can be but offer each other the same
thing, namely a totally new start in life. For the author, an older man used to
the comforts of city living, there are many lessons to be learned and moving to
live in the real rural Thailand presents many challenges.
How Andrew coped with these challenges, struggled with his own cultural
assumptions and learned ‘to go with the flow’ will amuse and enlighten those who
long for a slower way of life and contemplate retirement in Thailand.
I recently returned from the States on a 17 and 1/2 hour non-stop flight
aboard Thai Airways.
It was a good flight because I managed to save up enough for the Economy Premium
which is much better than economy. Still, whatever I do, and no matter how
many sleeping pills I take, I still get horrible jetlag which lasts for ten days
if not more, only sloooowly getting better. It starts by waking up at
three in the morning and only gradually do I start waking up a bit later, etc.
This time I am happy to say my jetlag wasn't so bad as previous trips thanks to
the "shock and awe" techniques of the doms at Chateau Jade. So, thanks,
ladies, for your unorthodox method of curing my jetlag while curing (for a
while) my bad behavior at the same time. (A kind of two for one deal.)
(I'll bet Andrew Hicks can't do that where he lives.)
Did you know Hillary's Sniper proof shirt is available on the
Internet? When bullets fly, you'll wish you had one. Get yours
Just when I thought the incredibly self-absorbed, self-pitying, self-centered
Four Bimbos were thankfully gone from the horizon, now a movie about their
pathetic lives comes out, Sex and the City. I lived in New York
City for 14 years and the idea that this bimbo chick could afford a decent
apartment in Manhattan while writing a stupid, banal, clichéd, hackneyed column about
- you guessed it - relationships, makes me want to vomit.
A recent article
in the Times mentioned that some young women were moving to New York
thinking that they could do the same thing as vapid-faced "Carrie" but then reality sets in.
No, Virginia, I have no fear of "liberated women," it's just that watching four
spoiled bimbos gossiping about men and shoes and sex is not my idea of a great
TV program. But it certainly did titillate the American masses who
apparently found it daring. God, what a boring society it must be if this
silly crap is considered daring. ("Daring" is when you tell Mistress Tahn
while she's holding her black, hand-died, single-tailed, kangaroo-hide whip that
she couldn't hit the broadside of a barn on her best day - now that's
daring. Well, yeah, also suicidal, that too.)
And if you've seen the plight of women around the world, the horrible way
they are treated under Islam, the fetid slums and toxic garbage dumps some women
have to paw through each day to find something of value to sell, and if you've
seen Cambodian women's bodies being piled up over a fence; women who starved to
death or died of disease as I saw at the Cambodian border at Ban Tap Prik
refugee camp during the Vietnamese invasion, then watching self-absorbed Western
bimbos with indoor plumbing and flush toilets and air-conditioners and full
refrigerators and support groups complain about anything simply makes my
blood boil. I suppose (if I knew any) a learned Latin phrase could sum it up but for now this
cobbled-together word will have to
do: FacehExitaBimbainaeternum. "Bimbo get out of my face forever."
Watch out you Muzzies - here she comes!
Speaking about her writing, she
said: "It has stopped, I don't have any energy any more. This is why I keep
telling anyone younger than me, don't imagine you'll have it forever. Use it
while you've got it because it'll go, it's sliding away like water down a
- Doris Lessing, 88, Nobel Prize winner for Literature.
The lady is right, of course, but I could make a few suggestions for
uppers if she's interested.
I went to two birthday parties recently. The first, on Soi Cowboy, was
for Khun Om, a very sexy go go dancer indeed. The second, at Chateau Jade, was for Mistress Oh. Of
course, Mistress Than, performing the neat trick of holding the cake and phoning
at the same time, is the one you click on to get into this column. (I
didn't have to go to the party; it was just that I could either go or get the
shit beat out of me.)
From the New York Times
"Obama, on the other hand, may seem esoteric, and sometimes looks
haughty or put-upon when he should merely offer that ensorcelling smile."
Ensorcelling? As faithful readers of this column know, I like to read
the NY Times and find words like "ensorcelling" so that I can use
them in my own writing and sound learned myself. And kind of adapt the
word into a Thailand-mode. My on-line dictionary says:
- Middle French ensorceler, alteration of Old
French ensorcerer, from en- + -sorcerer, from
sorcier, sorcer sorcerer — more at
- Date: circa 1541. Bewitch.
So here's my best shot with "ensorcelling": "When I walked into
the bar with the 1,000-baht note glued to my forehead, Good Pork Betty's
granddaughter gave me an ensorcelling smile." or "As the tourist at
Nana Plaza walked into Obsessions Bar, unaware of the true nature of
the place, the tom at the door dressed to the nines gave him an ensorcelling
smile." Samak said the Burmese generals are good men who
meditate. Someone standing nearby bent over, dropped his trousers, and
gave him an ensorcelling smile." Can you do better?
Bangkok Post: Caught Red-handed!
I have often spoken of the dishonesty of the Bangkok Post and of their
fanatic Muslim columnist. Just in case you thought I was exaggerating,
read these two letters to the Post. It says it all:
Re: "Pata defends 'quality over
quantity' event," Bangkok Post, May 5. I am not addressing you in my capacity as
President and CEO of Pata - the Pacific Asia Travel Association - but in my
capacity as a subscriber to the Bangkok Post. In recent weeks, your readership
has been treated to five lengthy articles by your columnist Imtiaz Muqbil,
predicting with great fervour (and often claiming 'insider information') that
our new event, the "Pata CEO Challenge" was going to be a failure.
On the eve of the event, his
titillating headline read: "Pata conference poised to flop" (BP, April 28). I
chose not to respond until after the event, which took place April 29-30. Today,
I am pleased to set the record straight: strengthened by the evidence from a
detailed survey that was completed by most of the 230 participants - senior
leaders in the global travel and tourism industry - nearly 97% of the delegates
rated the event as "good, very good or excellent", with the "excellent" category
getting the most votes.
More than 8 in 10 delegates said
the event provided a solid overview of ways to tackle "climate change" issues,
and nearly two-thirds felt they had obtained practical ideas to apply in their
own organisations. Three-quarters of the delegates described the event as "good
value for money" and a solid 81% said they would attend a future "Challenge".
organisations Capa (Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation) and BHN (Burba Hotel
Network) and our local hosts, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, agree that the
event far surpassed their ambitious expectations.
Now, my issue is not with Mr
Muqbil: he cannot help himself. My issue is with the Bangkok Post: it failed to
disclose that Mr Muqbil is a former paid writer for Pata, whom Pata had to
dismiss after a conflict about his performance. When a reputable newspaper
repeatedly provides a public platform for a columnist to criticise the internal
affairs or events of a company or organisation, it needs to "come clean" and
state that the columnist previously enjoyed a remunerated relationship with the
organisation he writes about.
That is journalism's "Ethics
101" and the Bangkok Post failed the test. Not providing such disclosure is
disrespectful to your readers, to whom you did a disservice: you knowingly
omitted useful context to the biased opinions of a disgruntled, former paid
writer, who is in persistent denial about a highly successful organisation and
event. Had Mr Muqbil's inspiring headline read, "Bangkok columnist poised to
flop," he would have been spot on. For once.
PETER DE JONG
Re: Peter de Jong's letter, "Pata
CEO Challenge a resounding success" (Postbag, May 8). If what he says is true,
I am shocked at the paper and the columnist for not revealing the inherent
conflict of interest of formerly having been a paid writer for the Pacific
Asia Travel Association. If Imtiaz Muqbil was a paid writer while on staff at
the Bangkok Post, he should be summarily fired. If he is a guest columnist
then his columns should no longer be welcome in the Post if it wants to retain
any semblance of integrity. As a former newspaper reporter and editor
myself, your columnist has breached one of the most important ethics and rules
of journalism. I, for one, won't be reading any more of his columns.
I applaud Mr de Jong for
letting the truth be known, because I had read those pieces myself and was
wondering what this writer's biased fascination with Pata was about. Now I
know, thanks to the Post's open letters policy. That, too, I applaud.
Great letters and very revealing of "The Newspaper You Can Trust."
However, the Post letters are not "open". As I wrote in a previous
column, when a group of Pro-Palestinian white guys rudely attempted to hijack
a talk from an Israeli professor at the FCCT the Post allowed Imtiaz to give a
very distorted version (Imtiaz wasn't even there; I was there, I know).
wrote to correct it using my real name. My letter was not published but they
did publish one with a pseudonym which agreed with Imtiaz. Their policy they
say is to give preference to those who use their real name. It is not. In
addition to going down on their knees to Taksin after he came to power and
even firing their own editor because he wasn't pro-Taksin enough, their policy
regarding Imtiaz has been extremely dishonest. I suspect they published
Peter de Jong's letter because of who he is and they felt they had no choice.
Although most reputable newspapers do not allow columnists to respond outside
of their column, I notice the Post always allows Imtiaz to respond in the
letters to the editor column as well. Neither he nor the Post addressed
the main issue: the fact that a so-called journalist dumped on PATA five
columns in a row but readers were not told that the columnist had been fired
by PATA and he bore a grudge. I don't expect professionalism at
the Post but I do note that seldom if ever did they print my response to a feminazi or to anyone else. I guess you have to be a Muslim fanatic
and pro-Palestinian to
be sure of getting your letter into the Post. Newspapers like the
Post are the first to demand fair play and press freedom from the
government but don't ask them to give fair play in their own newspaper.
99 Words for Boobs
I finally got my act together and gathered a lot of my Cambodia material onto
one page of this website. So if you have any interest in Cambodia just
Fabled Angkor: Of course the temple ruins at
Angkor are magnificent and worth a trip any time of the year. Even the way
the tree roots are destroying the temples is dramatic. Angkor Wat itself
is fantastic but I also loved the many-faced Bayon. I've been here twice
and once during the hot season. Believe me, when some of these pictures
were taken, the sweat was pouring down my face. Give yourself plenty of
time to see things. Once you've gone all that way, you don't want to find
out later that you missed something interesting. And take plenty of water
and a hat with you!
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Letters from Readers
Hi Dean, My son
was telling me that this year there was a lot of extreme violence during the
Songgran celebrations, and that he personally twice helped rescue people who
had been knocked to the ground and were being viciously stomped by other
revelers -- in the second case a group of girls beating up another girl.
He's never seen anything so extreme in previous holidays. Peter
Peter, Makes me even happier that I plan my trips out of the Land of Smiles
during Songgran. Change the "n" to "m" and you have Songgram,
the Thai word for war. It has been similar to a war for several years.
Some people love it and report only good experiences; others come upon scenes
such as your son did. I'll take Loy Krathong any day.
Hello Mr. Always Late and You
Know Who You Are: Ok, I did not want to go down this road but I am
only human and I have cracked. Once again the column is late. It is almost
the fifteenth of the month in Boston which means in Bangkok it must be around
the sixteenth or the seventeenth or the eighteenth of the same month
(celestial navigation was my hobby so you ain't foolin' me Somchai Barrett).
So the column is late again and not by incompetence but by design.
Incompetence could not so unerringly make the column late every month for
nigh on eleven years. It is by design. I know the work of the Devil when I
see it and I see it here.
I have consulted the United
Nations and the International House of Pancakes and the League of Nations and
the IMS (International Monger Society) and the Black Russians and the Pink
Ladies and Boss Hogg and Trink and the front desk clerk at the Mothership with
the silver bracelets up to her elbows and this is what has been decided:
From now on you must bring the
column out one day early and then one day earlier than that every month until
you have made up your lateness deficit. Fair is fair and this way you will be
making up for your indifference and your devil ways to your loyal leadership;
and you will be working on your karma account, and you will be . . . look you
little jolly scribbler; just bring the column out early and even earlier every
month until we notify you to stop.
And we want more pictures of
Fon. Boy when it comes to pictures of Fon you are a dribbler instead of a
shooter. Must be your age. We know you have boxes full of them. Let us see
Sincerely yours, A Fan
Whose Name You Will Never Guess
Ah, yes, I think I do understand your problem, Khun Dana. You see, my
column comes out on the 15th here in LOS, usually in the afternoon. Which
would mean that your Eastern Standard Time would have it at one day early or on
time. It could not possibly be late where you are. But, as I said, I
think now, in light of your recent letters, I understand your problem. You
see, you obviously exist outside the normal space-time continuum which the rest
of us inhabit and therefore, being inside your own personal space-time
continuum, your sense of time and space does not always coincide with that of
others. You have, undoubtedly, heard suggestions to this effect by those
in the medical profession, perhaps.
Is it possible you were at some time a member of Scientology? Because I
discern a certain similar mindset when I look at the smile on the face of Tom
Cruise and when I read one of your letters. A kind of eerie transcendence
manifests itself and One Step Beyond music begins to play as when one's
network of neural fibers misfires. But I shall certainly endeavor to pick
up the pace, as it were, and get the column out a bit earlier. And,
indeed, I shall see if we cannot round up more pictures of the lovely Fon.
But give me time. And space.
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Maps of all the provinces of Thailand
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News on the "Religion of Peace"
The "Religion of Peace" continues to visit Southern Thailand
Thailand) - Two men in their 30's are shot to death in separate
Thailand) - Islamic bombers kill three policemen after luring them to
4/30/2008 Thailand Pattani - A
middle-aged man is shot, then burned to death by the Religion of Peace.
5/2/2008 Thailand Pattani - Islamists open fire on a group
of Buddhists, killing at least one.
(Yala, Thailand) - Islamists shoot a 47-year-old man to death as
he is buying milk.
Thailand) - Three young girls are among a dozen injured when Islamists
plant a bomb in front of a house.
Thailand) - A wood factory worker is brutally murdered by Muslim gunmen.
A short 16 minute movie.
Recently released. Banned on many websites. The man who made the film is under police protection:
Here is a very short video showing Muslim fanatics pushing back British
police and surrounding them. In London! This is now happening
throughout Europe thanks to political correctness and the cowardice of their
leaders when it comes to immigration policies and kowtowing to Islam. It
may be too late for Europe which is why the Canadian Mark Steyn wrote the book
"More violence and crime by followers of the Religion of Peace who
continue their ruthless "pack" attacks against lone, and often young,
Though the police would like us to believe this
is an "unusual" incident - this blog and
many others daily cite murders, beatings, rapes,
thefts, fraud and other crimes committed by Muslims - both in the UK and
around the world. Can anyone remember the last week or day that newspapers
did NOT carry stories of Muslim or "Asian" killings and/or other crimes?
Clearly this attack was premeditated and just required a lone
victim - it was 16 year old lad, David Proctor's misfortune that he was the
"chosen one". Young David, walking home alone after treatment for his
asthma, likely had 10 years of
multicultural propaganda swirling around in his
brain when he when he felt comfortable enough, at 1 AM, to stop and ask
directions from an "Asian" man. This "good samaritan" Asian man immediately
beckoned to his fellow Muslim thugs and the beating and theft began. Though
Muslim cabbies refuse to pick up disabled people's
service dogs - saying dogs are "unclean" -
these thugs had no problem using a dog (likely mistreated and pulled from a
Muslim run dogfighting kennel) to terrorize a 16 year old boy.
Clearly the attack went even further as the stripping of the boy
was intended to cause humiliation - beating and robbery were not enough for
these belly crawling Muslim hoodlums. This act of humiliation falls into the
Muslim mindset towards the kaffir - or "infidel".
The truth is that these types of attacks are happening with
stepped-up frequency yet the police and politicians still want us to believe
that this is "unusual".
Until the police can be more honest and directly address the Muslim crime
wave in the UK - without being stymied by political correctness - we can
anticipate more and more of the same. The safety of the British people must
return to the priority it once held prior to the Muslim colonization." -
Muslim terrorism in southern Thailand continues to get worse.
Letter to the Bangkok Post
(which, of course, they wouldn't print)
Dear Sir, In his letter to the editor to the Bangkok Post, Nick
Ferriman of the "Palestine Solidarity Campaign Thailand" makes a number of
one-sided claims in favor of the Palestinians. It is strange that no one
in this group ever mentions the fact that the present leaders of Gaza fire
rockets at civilian targets in Israel, state openly that their goal is not peace
with Israel but to destroy it, and treat fleeing Christian Palestinians the way
Muslims always treat minorities, i.e., very badly. They also seem to
forget that many Palestinians fled because their leaders told them they would
soon drive Israel into the sea and then they could return. They also seem
to forget that Arab states regard Palestinians as the dogs of the Middle East
but use them as leverage against Israel. Inside Israel, Arab Israelis have
the right to citizenship and the right to vote and the right to run for office,
whereas Palestinians in such countries as Lebanon and Syria have often been
harassed and discriminated against. I wonder if members of this "Palestine
Solidarity Campaign" were the same people who very rudely attempted to hijack
the talk given by an Israeli at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand not
long ago? If so, I wonder if they expect better treatment when they have
their panel discussions. Dean Barrett
"If you can't sell the country on the need for new
energy sources when your present ones are funding your enemies, when can you?
Yet, five years on from September 11 and after a torrent of information on Saudi
funding of the jihad, America had changed its policy to Riyadh only to this
degree: we're lavishing even more dough on them than we did before. The
oil revenue collected by the House of Saud not only buys off their subjects but
buys up other countries' subjects around the world. Americans are paying
for the rope that will hang them." Mark Steyn, America Alone
Excellent books written by those who speak the truth about Islam
Never forget the many women killed in Muslim male"honor" killings, as the two
girls above were. By a Muslim male. Their father! In Texas!
Why? They wanted to date American men and live like Americans. Fuck
Unbelievable but true: Some British schools no longer allow mention of the
Holocaust because it might offend Muslims:
In "moderate" Indonesia Christians are so harassed by Muslims that they have
abandoned their churches and are holding services inside shopping malls where
they feel safer: "Shopping malls in West Java are home to a growing number
of Christian congregations. There are 10 in this mall alone. Few of them want to
talk publicly about why they are here, but off the record they admit it comes
down to intimidation by Muslim groups. According to Church groups more than 100
churches have faced attack or intimidation in the past two years. " BBC
Muslims never criticize other Muslims no matter how horrendous their crimes.
Girl, 17, killed in Iraq for loving a British Soldier
"A 17-year-old Iraqi girl was murdered by her father in
an honour killing after falling in love with a
British soldier she met while working on an aid programme in Basra, it has been
claimed. Rand Abdel-Qader was stamped upon, suffocated and stabbed
by her father, then given an unceremonious burial to emphasise her disgrace.
Police released her father without charge two hours after his arrest.
"Not much can be done when we have an honour killing case," said Sergeant Ali
Jabbar of Basra police. "You are in a Muslim society and women should live under
religious laws. The father has very good contacts inside the Basra government
and it wasn't hard for him to be released and what he did to be forgotten."
A total of 47 young women died in honour killings in the city last year,
Basra Security Committee told an investigation into Ms Abdel-Qader's case by The
Observer. This is believed to be the only case of an honour killing involving a
British soldier. The MoD had no official advice for troops on how to
behave with Iraqi women. The serviceman involved would not have been told that
any relationship with her could put her life at risk, the paper said.
Ms Abdel-Qader, a student of English at Basra University, had struck up a
friendship with a 22-year-old British infantryman known only as Paul five months
before her murder in March. She was believed to have last seen him
in January, and the pair, whose relationship was innocent, only ever met while
working at the aid station. The soldier was helping deliver relief to
displaced families as part of his regimental duties. Ms Abdel-Qader was a
On the day her father, Abdel-Qader Ali, was told of their friendship by a
friend, he accused her of having an affair with a British soldier and killed her
in front of his wife, Leila Hussain, and their sons. "I screamed and
called out for her two brothers so they could get their father away from her.
But when he told them the reason, instead of saving her
they helped him end her life," Ms Hussain said. She then left
her husband and has since divorced him. She has
received threats from her husband's family and is in hiding.
She now works for an organisation campaigning against honour killings."
Theo van Gogh, the descendant of Theo van Gogh, brother of the famous artist
Vincent van Gogh, was murdered by - you guessed it - a Muslim who didn't like
Submission, his film about how Muslims mistreat women: "(The Muslim
Bouyeri) shot him eight times with an
handgun, and Van Gogh died on the spot. Bouyeri
then cut Van Gogh's throat, nearly decapitating him, and stabbed him in the
chest. Two knives were left implanted in his torso, one attaching a five-page
note to his body. The note (Text)
threatened Western governments,
Ayaan Hirsi Ali (who went into hiding)."
For the second time in two months (57 yr old
Canon Michael Ainsworth was attacked by "Asians" this past March) an
East End London clergy has been attacked and beaten by Muslim thugs.The
Reverend Kevin Scully was attacked in his churchyard as a hate-filled
revenge attack for the priest stopping Muslim youths from the disrespectful
if not blasphemous act of using the church's Christian cross as a basketball
hoop some three days prior to the attack. The three Muslim scum returned to
exact their revenge and inflict their violent hate on the Reverend who was
attacked then punched and kicked leaving the lone priest cowering on the
ground before he could run for help. A man, passing by, tried to help
Reverend Scully, the good Samaritan was also beaten. The priest fled into
his church where he feared the thugs would follow and continue the beating.
A clear case of a Muslim hate crime?
police and even the battered Reverend went into apology mode making excuses
for the Muslim teens.
Even though the Ainsworth/first beating was classified as a "hate
crime", the police quickly decided that this latest incident was just an
assault and not a hate crime - surely one would have to think that just the
act of disrespecting the crucifix showed contempt for the Christian religion
nevermind the savage beating of the priest or the fact that the priest
stated he had been taunted about his religion. Even Reverend Scully spoke a
tirade of implausible excuses and tried to take the blame off of the
culprits. With two black eyes and a multitude of cuts and bruises, Mr Scully
blamed the the "anti-social" nature of the area, the Muslim's consumption of
alcohol and felt it is a "community" problem not a policing issue -
everything but those that committed the crime. Uncited was the fact that
the area does have high level of Muslim residents but clearly the priest
doesn't want to admit the blatant hate crime or the problems of being a
Christian church in a predominately Muslim neighborhood.
As long as the police and the clergy choose to ignore the obvious
- that such crimes are indeed hate crimes committed by Muslims toward the
Christian religion and the representatives of that religion - we can expect
more such unrepentant assaults. The Opinionator
note, I do not and never would advocate violence again 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. 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 religion.
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