THAILAND NIGHTLIFE REVIEW

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 3,500 baht in food and drink, i.e., 500 baht each, from Larry's Dive, Shadow Bar, The Old Dutch, the Big Mango, 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 7,000 and, if still no winner, to 10,500, 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).

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May 2009 be a Great Year for You!

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"Save the Beer!"

(More Dollhouse pictures below)

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In Search of the Perfect Massage

Solely in the interest of aiding my readers, I checked out a few massage parlors to see what was what.  My favorite in the old days was the Chao Phraya 2 on Sri Ayuthya Road.  The sign says or said that they charge farang customers the same as Thai customers.  And that is a very nice thing, indeed.  Alas, as of a couple of years ago, the quality of the ladies seemed to slip a great deal and while it is always worth the 2,000 baht or a bit more for the "superstars" or a bit less for the traditional "boran" massage, it just isn't what it use to be.  Down the street aways and across the street was the Chao Phraya 1 which seems to be closed.  But while I was meandering about I noticed the J One Massage Parlor is open and it seems to have a bar and golf and just about everything inside but I decided to save that for next time as one massage a night is enough. 

So, solely in the interest of informing readers of this column, a friend and I went off to J One another night and found it to be quite a nice place.  Punters can even use putters as the shameless guy in the center picture is doing when he should be in a room getting a massage.  The picture second from right advertises a "seafood massage" but I had no idea what that might be and was afraid to find out.  Body massage with lobsters, maybe?  Well, I went into the large Thai restaurant and asked the women in front of the massage door if that meant they made body oil from seafood or something like that.  She looked at me as if I were crazy but in any case they had only one lady left.  So it seems the massage is separate from the seafood even though the parlor itself is reached by going through the restaurant.  So if you'd like to combine a bit of gold putting practice with your massage do give J One a try.  It is not far from the Suan Pakkad private museum which has old traditional Thai houses and is definitely worth a visit.  Open 9 to 4 every day.

Anyway, Nataree massage, Rajadapisek Road at Huey Kwang, on a Saturday at 8 p.m. was abrim, replete with, indeed, one might say glutted with beautiful young women, both inside and outside the glass.  Still my favorite.  And the lovely lady in the top row is also a Nataree employee.  The lovely lass in the bottom row is at J One.

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The Essarn Language Barrier

A friend of mine who speaks fluent Thai and works with Thais in the film business, etc., went up to Essarn one day and got lost and asked two farmers the way to such and such a place.  And one looked at the other and said: Kow phut passah alaiwa?  (What the fuck language is he speaking?)

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New Year's Eve: Londoner Pub, soi 33: Entertainment provided by the staff (and the brewmeister)

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Mama San or Customer - Who Was Right?

Another friend of mine told me that he spent a lot of money in one of the Nana Plaza bars and one night barfined a girl who turned out to be a real dud.  Bad attitude.  My friend decided to put up with it until she said, "Don't touch my tits!"  At which point my friend told the girl to get dressed and went down to see the mama-san (whom he knew well).  She agreed to give him a different girl, no new barfine.  He was shook up by the incident and went to get a drink and decided to go back another night.  The following night he went back and said he was ready to take out the girl.  The mama-san said it was too late, he should have taken one the night before.  Who was right in this moral conundrum?  I tend to side with the mama-san in that something like this cannot be open-ended.  It can not go on for a night, or a week, or a month.  I do understand the guy's feeling though, as he knew the mama-san and had spent lots of money there.  So he ended up feeling aggrieved and the bar lost a good customer.  Fortunately, punters will seldom find entertainment providers with such a bad attitude.

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A Bar of Soap

Believe it or not I have another friend married to a Thai woman.  He loves to go to massage parlors.  But his wife is very jealous, very clever and no fool.  So what he does is to bring the bar of soap he uses at home to the massage parlor and asks the girl to use that one on him.  So when he returns home he has no strange smell which his wife would have been sure to pick up on.  Sounds good to me.

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Dollhouse Bar, Soi Cowboy, New Year's Eve and After - Wow!  Darryl does love his Styrofoam on New Year's Eve and it is always a huge hit with customers and staff.

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Bangkok's Disastrous Santika Club, Thonglor, New Year's Eve Fire!

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2008/12/31/world/AP-AS-Thailand-Nightclub-Fire.html?_r=1&hp

Bangkok Post Picture

BBC Video Here:      http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7806658.stm

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Women! Sheesh. “If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant’s life, she will choose to save the infant’s life without even considering if there are men on base.”
- Dave Barry

Click on Poster to enlarge

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An inviting Korean sign on Sukhumvit, Soi 11; the only proper food to be eating at a food stall at 3 in the morning: Kuidio; a guidio (kweidiao) stand.  Entrance to Q Bar.  Manchester United restaurant and bar. 

 

This girl at the Spice Club was very sweet but she started taking pictures of herself.  Have you ever noticed that the average Thai woman in Bangkok knows a lot more than you do about how your camera or phone or camera/phone operates?

 

 

One More Letter the Bangkok Post would not Print

 

Dear Sir,
 
As usual, Imtiaz Muqbil's article was predictable, specious, poorly written, blatantly misleading, full of excuses for the acts of Muslim fanatics and full of hatred for Jews.  His most preposterous claim was that Islam has done so much good for India.  The two greatest holocausts in history are the Arab slave trade of black Africans and the tens of millions of Hindus slaughtered by Muslim armies.  No reputable newspaper would ever print this column or would, at the very least, alternate Muqbil's column with one written by Muslim women or Hindus who have an opposing point of view.  No one should expect the Bangkok Post to allow such fairness.  Dean Barrett

 

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The entrance to Divas and the sign at the nearby St. Moritz.  The fellow peaking out is the manager at Bull's Head, Billy Brunsdon, on his way into Divas for whatever nefarious purpose.

 

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As it is a pretty safe bet that most readers of this column have yet to buy my book The Go Go Dancer who Stole My Viagra & other Poetical Tragedies of Thailand I have decided to post one of the poems from the book from time to time.  Some of the poems are serious and some are for fun. 

 

The Kid from Khao San Road

 

There was a mighty buffalo

Its head is stuffed and hung

Upon the wall of the Lone Star bar

Where country songs are sung.

 

And Country singers wail their woes

Their pictures on the walls

A lot of friendly people there

A lot of friendly brawls.

 

And men who fought in many wars

Or leastwise might have done

And men who work the Saudi rigs

Beneath the Saudi sun.

 

With Cowboy Jon and Mekhong Kurt

The girls know very well

How female charms and soft, smooth arms

Can make them ring the bell.

 

And Son-of-loser Paul sits with

The girl he thinks is his

He plans that they’ll be married soon

Not knowing that she is.

 

The night he came, the moon was full

It cast a silver glow

Upon his back and made it seem

As if he’d walked in snow.

 

Five-minute Jack was in a booth

regaling Death Wish Don

about the girl from Patpong Road

he’d spent his pension on.

 

The kid with shaggy hair sat down

Still dusty from the road

His stone-washed jeans were tight and worn

His sandals open-toed.

 

He clearly was a tight-assed waif

A smug, conceited leech

Ex-Peace Corps brat, healthnazi type

The kind who loved The Beach.

 

He knows the culture and cuisine

It showed with every smirk

Each condescending smile revealed

A condescending jerk.

 

He sat his backpack by the bar

and ordered up a Sprite

Then counted out some coins and said

His manner impolite:

 

“I’m only here to look around

This place just makes me laugh

Ex-CIA and ex-marines

Ex-Vietnam riffraff.”

 

The mean and massive buffalo

In sinister repose

Eyes huge and black looked down as if

remembering its foes.

 

The Kid leaned forward on the bar

A sneer upon his lips

He finished counting out his coins

He wasn’t leaving tips.

 

He used his comb to preen a bit

A real conceited fool

While shadows of two curved black horns

Fell full upon his stool.

 

He drank his sprite and belched a lot

As if he’d had a beer

And as the mamasan passed by

He screamed into her ear.

 

His voice so loud I spilled my drink

And Noy fell off my lap

And with wild eyes he shouted out:

HEY!  LIKE, COULD SOMEBODY CHANGE THE MUSIC?

 WHO NEEDS THIS COWBOY CRAP!

 

The seconds passed – the music died

And not a sound was heard 

Each second an eternity

Yet no one said a word.

  

And then my glass began to shake

And all the bottles fell

A savage snorting sounded like

The very hound of hell.

 

And as the thunder suddenly

Became a fearsome roar

The kid grew pale and ashen-faced

and started for the door.

 

And in the moonlight I could see

Curved shadows on the floor

And as the shadows merged with his

The Kid I saw no more.

 

There was a mighty buffalo

Its head is stuffed and hung

Upon the wall of the Lone Star bar

Where country songs are sung.

 

And legend says on moonlit nights

Strange sounds are heard inside

That stuffed and mighty buffalo

As if somebody died.

 

And when I doze I seem to hear

From deep within my nap

A voice inside the buffalo

HEY! LIKE, COULD SOMEBODY CHANGE THE MUSIC?  

WHO NEEDS THIS COWBOY CRAP!

 

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Pope Benedict XVI has said that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behavior is just as important as saving the rainforest from destruction.
 
Come on, now, you gotta love this guy.  He preaches fairy tales that have kept large portions of humanity in guilt and fear for 2,000 years and now he equates gays with saving the rain forest!  Somebody should write him a letter and ask if he would save those portions of the rain forest in which there are homosexuals - of whatever species.  Anyway, thanks to the Pope for my first good chuckle of the week. 

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CIA HANDS OUT VIAGRA TO AFGHAN WARLORDS!  WHERE'S MINE?

 

America's CIA has found a novel way to gain information from fickle Afghan warlords - supplying sex-enhancing drug Viagra, a US media report says.

The Washington Post said it was one of a number of enticements being used. In one case, a 60-year-old warlord with four wives was given four pills and four days later detailed Taleban movements in return for more. "Whatever it takes to make friends and influence people," the Post quoted one agent as saying.

"Whether it's building a school or handing out Viagra."

Full Report Here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7800549.stm

 

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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.

Sitting in one of my favorite bars with a mate last night, we were discussing our various methods of charming the opposite sex and satisfying our disgusting animal urges.  My mate happened to mention that when making love to a woman “doggy” style he often attempts to enter another pleasure zone in that general region, often with less than satisfying results.  I told him that my method is to repeatedly attempt the same thing over and over again until the lass gets tired of swatting me away with her hand and finally gives in.  My friend laughed and said that in our country that would be considered sodomy.  In Thailand it is just called “persistence!”

 

I have a good friend in the USA named Khun Bill (Bin or Biaw to the Thai lasses as they often cannot pronounce an “L” sound at the end of a syllable) and he sent me the following list of his comparison between the USA and Thailand:

 

Americans-too busy working to be happy

Thais-too busy being happy to think

 

Americans-women outweigh men 2:1

Thais-women outwork men 2:1

 

Americans-bugs get into the refrigerator for food

Thais-people get into the refrigerator for bugs

 

Americans-12 ways to not smile that are real

Thais-12 ways to smile that are not real

 

Americans-famous for John Adams and apple pie

Thais-famous for boys with no Adams apple

 

Americans-pay for a good deal at Carmax

Thais-pray a good deal for karma

 

Americans-women head for the beach for some good tan

Thais-women go out with a faan (boyfriend) for some good head

 

Thais-welcome their tanks into town to take over the country

Americans-protest their tanks taking over all other countries

 

Americans-Led by a dingbat who is besmeared and abhorred

Thais-Led by The King who is revered and adored

 

Americans-man comes home to his wife and asks Why?

Thais-man comes home to his wife who greets with a Wai

 

Khun Bill you really need to get yourself back to Thailand as you are a perfect candidate to eventually retire here, with your excellent language skills and love of all things Thai.  We miss you here buddy.

 

It is that time of the year for all of us to decide what kind of changes we want to make in our lives in the coming new year.  Living in Bangkok which is the same as having New Year’s eve 365 times a year, I have come up with the following list of my own personal resolutions:

 

1) I will sleep at least 7 hours a night regardless of how many times I am expected to perform

2) I will exercise 3 times per week outside of the bedroom

3) I will drink alcohol no more than 5 times per week

4) I will limit myself to no more than 15 favorite gals at a time no matter how difficult it is to narrow down the list

5) I will party more often with Dean and his mates (really good blokes I must say)

6) When returning to Bangkok from a side trip I will unpack within 1 week

7) I will phone my Mom at least once a week

8) I will read 2 new books every month

9) I will study Thai language 1 hour every day

10) I will accept people the way they are without being judgmental (quite a challenge in Bangkok)

 

Happy New Year 2009 to all of my loyal readers!

Until next time.  Khun Nana

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http://www.ClubElectricBlue.com

I continue to inquire about the future of Washington Square.  Negotiations with the Indian landlord family and individual owners has not gone well.  But whether because of the bad economy or whatever, it seems the Square is in no immediate danger of being torn down.  And that is good news for one and all, especially for Squaronians!

 

Word has reached me that Firecat, AKA Wildcat bar on Patpong has closed.  It was an upstairs ripoff bar but I have a friend who really liked it.  He says it was the first bar he went to when he first came to Thailand many years ago.  His secret was to hand the mamasan 100 baht and she took care of him.  In other words, no ripoff for him.  He may be the only one lamenting the closure of Firecat.

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Peter Street has taken over as manager at the Queen Victoria Pub on Sukhumvit, soi 23, near Soi Cowboy.  Peter hails from England, the Midlands, and worked recently as manager of Mojos on soi 33.  The Queen Victoria has a good happy hour until 7:30 and a nice open area which is perfect during this period of perfect weather.

 

 

The Go Go Contest at Suzie Wong's on Soi Cowboy went very well and netted about 100,000 baht for charity.  Prizes including a motorcycle were given away.  Not surprisingly, the winning team of go go dancers was from - you guessed it - Suzie Wong's.  I was going to donate books and have one of the dancers give them to the most handsome man in the room but then I realized they would only be coming back to me.  So I didn't.  The night started off slow, with not many guys there, but by the time the contest started, well after nine, it was quite packed.  Like ALL the bars used to be in the old days.  Even Baron Bonk was passing out T-shirts with his logo and the saying "Never Knowingly PC."

 

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Frank's Corner at the Londoner Pub celebrated Christmas there.  Lovely santa clauses, as you can see.  Some of the Corner gang pose outside the Londoner and there is Al Eberhardt with little Frankie on his back.  Frank's Corner is named after Frank Olcott who passed away about two years ago and there is a plaque just inside the door with information about his life.

 

Wow!  Pat and Rocky (Rak AKA Lak) at the Londoner in a dreamy mood!  Wish I could say I took the shot but this one was taken by my friend, Jannik, a Scandinavian fellow who can be seen in the center picture above in the modern version of the Viking helmet.  This photo may go up on my wall!

 

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I see the Long Gun at Soi Cowboy has a lovely new sign.

 

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I couldn't resist photographing the dessert table at Bourbon Street Restaurant.  Desserts and sauces to die for.

 

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Christopher Moore had his latest book signing at the Texas Lone Star, another well attended event.  And there, at left, is none other than Dave the Rave.  Chris now has completed his tenth in his Calvino detective series. 

 

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Silver Dollar, Washington Square, had a party on the 24th and 25th.  Yes, that is in fact the legendary Mekhong Kurt at left.

 

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And, of course, the Emporium was well decorated for Christmas.

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Mojos, of course.  And I've added a second video of the Mojos dancers which you can see by going to the Articles, Stories & Videos page or by clicking here:  Amazingly Sexy Thai Coyote Dancers

 

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R.I.P.

 

Very sorry to say Cowboy Jon Dodd passed away on Christmas morning.  Jon was a Squaronian (a Washington Square regular), a quiet, unassuming, very nice guy.  He was from Texas and he worked hard all his life, never asking for anything for free.  He also gave me information for Identity Theft and I thanked him in the acknowledgements.  The Square loses another great guy.

 

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And, of course, the world lost the great Theater of the Absurd playwright, Harold Pinter, to cancer recently.  Last time I was in Manhattan I saw a revival of his play, The Homecoming.

 

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Worst Slump in Decades of Thai Tourism:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/26/business/worldbusiness/26thaitourism.html

 

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New Norway Law Bans Buying of Sex

 

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7806760.stm

 

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Letters from Readers

 

Dean,  On your website,  you quoted the post on "how do you tell a old hand in Bangkok".   The original list was made up by Collin Piprell and is in his book "Bangkok Old Hand".  If you want the whole list, I will lone you my copy.
take care,  Chuck

 

Many thanks for that, Chuck.  Collin is a fine writer.  I read Running Dogs, etc.  He captures the absurdities and fun of living in Thailand extremely well.
 

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Links You Might Enjoy

A video of a five-minute walk down Soi Cowboy.  Click here and then click "preview videos."

http://www.pbar.info/videos.html

 

Like to check out some bars in Thailand?  Try

http://www.bangkokbarfun.com.

Like to know what music is playing where in Bangkok each week?  Try http://www.bangkokgigguide.com.

Like to know more in depth about what music is playing where in Bangkok each week?  Try this great site:

http://www.bangkokjungle.com.

 

Tired of shoveling snow?  Check out Bangkok's sunshine.

 

Bangkok's weather report.

 

 

 

A great site for listening to Thai Morlan music and other folk music of Southeast Asia.

 

www.monsoon-country.org

 

 

 

A bit of black leather never hurts.  But she does.

 

Our Lady in Black

 

 

 

Like to learn a bit about retiring in Asia?

 

http://www.retiredexpat.com

 

 

 

Maps of all the provinces of Thailand

 

http://www.thailand-guide.org/maps/index.htm

 

 

 

Listen to RadioBangkok.net

 

mms://wma.radiobangkok.net/bangkok32?MSWMExt=.asf

 

 

 

 

Helping Kids in Thailand

 

Helping Thai Kids

 

 

 

 

A fine independent Pattaya Bookstore:

 

www.canterburytalescafe.com

 

 

Links You Might Not Enjoy

T-Shirt Hell: for lovers of very black humor only. 

http://www.tshirthell.com.

 

Politically incorrect rants and raves from Uncle Fred.

http://www.fredoneverything.net

 

Girlfriends looking for Taliban boyfriends.

Taliban Singles Dating Page

 

Very satirical writing and videos.

http://www.thenoseonyourface.com

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“Birthday money for Dean Barrett –

Absolutely No Bribe Enclosed

Got feedback to this column?  Got information on Thailand you would like to share?  Happy as a dung beetle to be living in Paradise?  Been ripped off?  Just write me.

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CONTEST

Enter and win a prize! This contest's first prize is worth 7,000 baht in food and drink vouchers.  The first to give the correct answer wins the vouchers; second wins the sexy shirt; third wins the sexy calendar.

 

     First prize:        Vouchers for food and drink from bars, pubs and restaurants in Bangkok

     Second prize:       Nifty shirt with the "I Support Single Moms" slogan

     Third prize:        Sexy calendar with Pattaya go go dancers, from After Dark magazine

     Fourth prize:       Nada Diddly-Squat Special 4 U

 

Last column's question was:

Be the first to name the character in the tattoo.

Answer: Hanuman, the Monkey God.  Several correct answers.

 

 

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This column's Contest Question:

 

Where was this photograph taken?

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That's all for this fortnightly column.  Drop by again.  Explore the rest of the website.  Meanwhile, as the girls used to tell me during the 1960's: "I no lie you, GI, I love you long time; you number one!"  And, remember: nothing says goodbye like a bullet.  And the more people I meet the more bullets I need.

Dean Barrett can be flamed at: deanbarr@loxinfo.co.th

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More News on the "Religion of Peace"

 

The "Religion of Peace" continues to visit Southern Thailand

 

12/15/2008 (Yala, Thailand) - A 53-year-old man is gunned down in front of a food shop by Islamic terrorists.

 

12/16/2008 (Yala, Thailand) - Muslim terrorists shoot three people to death at a market, including a woman

 

12/15/2008 (Narathiwat, Thailand) - A 4-year-old child is among three people shot by Islamists in two attacks

 

12/16/2008 (Pattani, Thailand) - Two young guards escorting a teacher are gunned down by Muslim radicals

12/17/2008 (Yala, Thailand) - A 16-year-old boy is shot to death outside of a 7-Eleven by Mujahideen.

12/20/2008 (Pattani, Thailand) - A woman standing outside a convenience store is murdered by Islamic bombers. Children are injured as well

12/20/2008 (Yala, Thailand) - A 49-year-old security guard is shot to death by Muslim radicals as he leaves his home

12/21/2008 (Pattani, Thailand) - A 50-year-old civilian is murdered by Muslim gunmen on his way home.

12/28/2008 (Yala, Thailand) - Islamic gunmen murder a man in a tea shop.

In Pattani's Yaring district, two soldiers guarding teachers were injured in a bomb attack. 

Shrapnel hit Surachai Banbodi, 47, in the forehead, while Arthit Ruangchana, 21, developed chest pains after the blast.

Train services in Yala were temporarily suspended after militants were found to have removed nuts and bolts from the tracks.

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Over 3,400 Thais including monks and teachers and children have been murdered by Muslims in Southern Thailand and

over 42 Thais have been beheaded including Buddhist monks

 

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Another Great Pat Condell Video

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjZ-lSn0A3M&feature=related

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Can you Guess?

This would-be train bomber in Germany was described by friends
as being a normal person "until he became more religious." 
Can you guess which religion?

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Muslims Plan Campaign to Attack Facebook

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/195508.php

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England Pays the Price for Allowing Muslims In

Blind man's guide dog barred from restaurant for offending Muslims

A blind man has been turned away from a fashionable Indian restaurant in England because his guide dog offended Muslim staff.

 

Alun Elder-Brown, a recruitment executive, said he was left feeling "like a piece of dirt" after being barred from bringing the animal into Kirthon Restaurant in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, on religious grounds. Alun Elder-Brown was barred from bringing his guide dog, Finn, into Kirthon Restaurant in Tunbridge Wells

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association said the decision was illegal under the Disability Discrimination Act and Mr Elder-Brown, 51, is now considering suing the establishment in The Pantiles.

It follows a series of successful prosecutions of Muslim taxi drivers who refused to carry guide dogs in their cars because they considered them unclean on religious grounds.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/lawandorder/3775993/Blind-mans-guide-dog-barred-from-restaurant-for-offending-Muslims.html

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Has England Gone Insane?

Prison chapel not to have a crucifix!

A new prison chapel has been stopped from having a crucifix in case it offends Muslims.

 
The multi-faith room at HMP Lewes will have footbaths installed so Muslim inmates can wash their feet before prayers.  For Christians, however, there will now only be a plain wooden cross and a portable altar which can be removed if other faiths are using the room.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/lawandorder/3775702/Prison-chapel-not-to-have-a-crucifix.html

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Never Forget the True Heroes

On July 23, 2006, Michael Frastacky, a Canadian carpenter from Vancouver, was shot dead by Muslims in Afghanistan. His crime had been to help build a school in the Nahrin Valley, a remote part of the Hindu Kush, where half the students were girls.  He had offended Muslim males.

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Minnesota Mall sets aside prayer room for Muslims

America capitulates to Muslim demands so as not to offend Muslims in USA

http://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2008/12/14/minnesota-mall-sets-aside-prayer-room-for-muslims-violence-thwarted/

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America continues trying Hard not to offend Muslims

Islam’s crescent added to town’s holiday display

 

ARMONK — When they light the town Christmas tree in Armonk today, there will be a Jewish menorah right alongside, as usual. There will also be something new this year — an Islamic crescent and star.  And if there are any local Buddhists or Hindus in town who want to see their symbols as well, the town is welcoming applications.  The holiday display, sponsored by the town of North Castle, which includes the village of Armonk, is among a growing number around the country that include the common symbol for Islam.  (P.S. don't look for Christmas trees in Saudi Arabia.)

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‘Honor’ killing accused remanded in police custody

RAWALPINDI, Dec 11: Airport police on Thursday obtained one day physical custody of a man accused of killing his ex-fiancée in the name of honor after she got married to another man of her own free will.  Her desire for personal freedom offended a Muslim male.

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Shoppers at this Paris department store were targeted for death by
 Taliban sympathizers angry at the French presence in Afghanistan.  They had offended Muslims.

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Ireland: Muslim Goes for Young Boy

A Pakistani man who asked a 15-year-old boy to perform a sex act while they travelled on a city bus has been jailed for a year and ordered to leave Ireland within 24 hours of his release.

Jawad Khan (30), of Howth Road, Sutton, Dublin, appealed to the court for an order not to name him in the media because it would get back to his Muslim family in Pakistan and they would be thrown out of their village. He said he also had a fiancee in Pakistan and told gardai that in his home country "sex with a woman is bad, sex with a man is death".

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The Future of Pakistan

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Taliban threaten to burn all girls' schools

The Taleban have ordered the closure of all girls’ schools in the war-ravaged Swat district and warned parents and teachers of dire consequences if the ban is flouted.

In an announcement made in mosques and broadcast on radio, the militant group set a deadline of January 15 for its order to be obeyed or it would blow up school buildings and attack schoolgirls. It also told women not to set foot outside their homes without being fully covered.

“Female education is against Islamic teachings and spreads vulgarity in society,” Shah Dauran, leader of a group that has established control over a large part of Swat district in the North West Frontier Province, declared this week.

Teachers said that they had little choice but to comply. The Taleban have destroyed more than 125 girls’ schools in the area in the past year. Swat, once a relatively liberal area and a popular tourist destination, has in the past few years become a heartland for Pakistan’s Islamic militancy, which fashions itself on the conservative Taleban movement in Afghanistan.

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BEHEADED: What happens to Christian schoolgirls in Indonesia

The men who did this are treated as heroes and are let out of prison for Islamic holidays.

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Never Forget:  Beheading of Paul Johnson, American Contractor

Paul Johnson loved Thailand, was married to a Thai and spent a lot of time here.  He spent time in Washington Square and played golf with many local figures such as Doug Harrison of Bourbon Street Restaurant.  There was even a picture on Doug's wall of four golf players, one of whom was Paul Johnson.  Paul got a contract assignment to Iraq and was kidnapped by Muslims (of the so-called religion of peace).  They beheaded him.  One of many.

Qur’an 8:12 “Your Lord inspired the angels with the message: ‘I am with you. Give firmness to the Believers. I will terrorize the unbelievers. Therefore smite them on their necks and every joint and incapacitate them. Strike off their heads and cut off each of their fingers and toes.”

 

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No matter how many people Muslims kill, no matter how barbaric the killings, Muslims love to see themselves as victims.  And the British government and Swedish government and other governments keep allowing them in by the millions.  Goodbye Europe.  Muslims tried invasions but when that didn't work they now are winning by creeping Islamization of Europe and England thanks to short-sighted and incompetent politicians, apathy, political correctness and multiculturalism.

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Repulsive Islam and the Delusional West

http://www.red-alerts.com/un-american-activities/mark-steyn-repulsive-islam-and-the-delusional-west/

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Agree

"The sword of Muhammad and the Quran are the most fatal enemies of civilization, liberty, and the truth which the world has yet known." - The eminent orientalist Sir William Muir (1819-1905)

 

“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. 

 

 

 

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Some books that tell it like it is!

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Please 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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