Mortal danger is an effective antidote for fixed ideas.

That’s this morning’s Quote of the Day. It’s by Erwin Rommel, and it’s usually seen as an exhortation to bravery. More often, it is, in fact, a description of the cause of cowardice.

Too many folks have fixed ideas about such things as freedom of expression until the threat of firebombs or Kalashnikovs becomes real. Too many writers, editors, and publishers collapse when faced violence. (Some will cave in to a bogus lawsuit.)

The important question is not whether Charlie Hebdo has conducted itself with good manners or in good taste or whether or not “they had it coming to ’em.” The question is whether the heckler’s veto should be allowed to include Molotov cocktails and full metal jacket ammunition.

loaded magazineRommel also observed that in a man-to-man fight the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine. In this fight between cultures, it may get down to which has the  last brave man. While they attack with a 7th-century mindset and beheadings, we should be responding with modern free expression—and laser-guided bombs.

130 thoughts on “Mortal danger is an effective antidote for fixed ideas.

  1. If only we had such clearly expressed thoughts from our federal leadership. The Canadian Prime Minister can say stuff like what you do. I commend it.

    This civilization clash is getting worse. ________________________________

  2. A true journalist reveals all the facts about a topic. A true journalist, when discussing any topic related to Brett Kimberlin, will point out that Brett Kimberlin is a convicted terroristic bomber, a convicted forger, and a convicted perjurer, because those facts are pertinent to just about any topic related to Brett Kimberlin. A true journalist isn’t scared to practice journalism.

    Bill Schmalfeldt is not a journalist, at least not where Brett Kimberlin is concerned.

  3. MK82 (500 lb) x 51
    MK84 (2000 lb) x 18
    MK117 (750 lb) x 51

    If my math is correct, one wing, of three flights, of three B-52H loaded as above can deliver just under 500 tons of high explosive ordinance to within a 50-100 meter tolerance; granted the kill zone is ~300 x 2000 meters.

    For anyone interested, that’s in excess of one quarter of a kiloton with no radiation, just lots of fertilizer.

    Why waste good guidance technology on people from the 7th century?

      • Direct that message to the ones funding the terrorists and watch how fast it stops. Terrorism is much more useful when it’s young stupid kids dying than when the old rich guys directing them start assuming room temperature.

      • No argument there, Cube; other than we’d be messing up some really nice construction in Brentwood, Bel Aire, etc. etc.. Heck almost all of San Francisco, wine country; and don’t even get me started inside the beltway.

  4. It might be time to reread The Three Conjectures which appeared in September 2003 in the Belmont Club.

    The elites may be doing everything they can to avoid facing up to their failures but Wretchard makes a case that something like he outlines–and our host contemplates–will be unavoidable with an easily forseen set of circumstances. It is a chilling read.

    • Although I wonder how long its going to be before Bill realizes @justintreasure is a Beiber fan handle. YOU GO BILL!

      • Bill doesn’t care as long as someone tells him he’s a good boy and gives him that pat on the head. Yes, he is really that pathetic to be begging for attention from a Belieber. Such a small, pathetic life he has.

      • “Oooooh Billy, Billy……”

        شهيرة @JustinTreasure · 3h 3 hours ago
        s2g directioners will always be jealous of the relationship we have with justin

        Nice new friend you have there Bill.

    • Yes. Yes, they are, Perry.

      BS and Wee Willy have been discussing Aaron’s address, and contemplating aloud as to why no one has posted it yet.

      BS went as far as to state that Aaron’s address wouldn’t be hard to find. *wink wink* *nudge nudge* He is clever by half.

      BS is just chomping at the bit to post it himself. What a sick-and-twisted, evil bastard. Same goes for his sidekick FiFi Fergie.

      Hope Aaron is keeping a record.

  5. Reading the conversation between BM Schmalfeldt, Willy, and the pedophile Who Is Number None is enlightening. Their comments indicate that they are a bunch of perverts, some are into bestiality, they are jihad apologists, hate women and have no use for them except in servile roles, and channel their rage at their failures in life into attacking others.

    • Yep. Horribly, horribly sick creatures.

      Their hate knows no bounds. They truly want people to suffer by being physically injured and/or killed.

      Just look at what they are willing to express out in the open. Can you imagine what they discuss behind closed doors? Unreal.

    • The “prophet”? So Ferguson is Muslim? No “Messiah” when he mentions Jesus Christ, I’ve noticed.

  6. I wish I had the courage to be fully open about all of my beliefs. It is not just my life that I would worry for. With shitty trolls like the cabin boy, disabled assholes with literally nothing better to do than try to ruin other peoples lives, and asshole terrorists who wouldn’t mind taking out someone for speaking out… it certainly is easier to be anonymous.

    Then again, if push ever did come to shove, I have enough ammunition to survive a zombie apocalypse and I probably would strike first.

    • BM Schmalfeldt has been such a damn whiner and drama queen about having to leave his tincan in the winter (for a court date that he brought upon himself) that the thought of the temperature possibly being very cold that day happens to make some of us chuckle. Whoop-dee-ding-dong.

      But, in no way, shape, or form did anyone even insinuate they were hoping for him to be injured or die.

      And, unless BM does something really stupid (or, on purpose), I’d bet good money he returns to his tincan following the hearing unscathed… and, he’s certainly not going to die. Good grief.

      Again… drama queen. Oh. And, he’s a HUGE lying liar.

    • “Excuse me, your honor? Why, yes, I have collected additional restraining orders in Arizona and Illinois since we last saw each other. I’m hoping to collect one in all 50 states.”

      • “…I’m hoping doing all the stalking, harassing, #failddoxing, and threatening I can, at least 12 hours per day, every single day, to collect one multiple new restraining orders in all 50 states and every territory, and pseudo-state…”


  7. Someone is soooooo stoopit and lacks basic reading comprehension! You cannot use future events to justify past behavior.
    “Tapeworms is sooooooo stoopit! I did not violate the PO because i did not send the e-mail nor did I post the comment.”
    – Adjudicated harasser and photoshopper of male porn, “BM” Schmalfeldt.

  8. Too bad, so sad. A judge is not going to question or second guess another judge in another state. Acme law is really, really bad.
    “And here, let me show you where they lied on their applications. MORE STUPID!!! MORE!!!
    – anonymous coward Bill Matthews

  9. Is Bill Schamlfeldt really going to claim to the court that the reason he should not be held in contempt of the peace order is because people wrote mean things about him? Ha, ha, ha… That ain’t gonna fly. But it should be amusing. Get a lawyer, Bill.

      • He believes, as some believe in leprechauns, that Grady and the Causeys lied on their restraining order applications. He did not see fit to appear in court to contest them or appeal them, however.

      • How is that going to help Schmalfeldt in his show-reason for violating a peace order? Schmalfeldt is losing it.

      • C’mon now… who wants to claim he has “average intelligence” (or any!), when he actually thinks bringing that to the judge’s attention will help him? hahahaha

        The assertions in the applications are now, for all intents and purposes, adjudicated fact.

  10. Just a reminder, from Feb. 7 of last year:

    “Now, I will report aggressively on Brett Kimberlin’s lawsuit against Hoge and his co-defendants. But I will not be unbiased. I have news that I am sitting on until early next week. It is not good news for Hoge and his co-defendants. (I’ll tell you this much. I won’t say if it’s the state case, the RICO case, or both. Some will save themselves at the expense of others. This is not speculation.)

    And I can’t fucking WAIT until I can write about it without risking the outcome.

    And for every dollar Kimberlin takes from Hoge, for every piece of property Kimberlin takes from Hoge, for every bit of suffering Kimberlin causes Hoge, I will smile. I will laugh. God forgive me, I want the man to suffer. And according to this story I am sitting on, suffer he will.
    Remember where you read it.

    Suffer, he will. It won’t match what he’s done to me. But it will be a small measure of satisfaction to have lived long enough to see Karma bite him on his pockmarked, pimply ass.”

    But, remember folks, anonymous coward Lester Klemper doesn’t hate anyone.


    “Anonymous coward because I used an air name on the radio? And yes, the judge will care. He’s an officer of the court.”
    – anonymous coward Matthew Lillefielt

    • I have to pick a nit with you here, A Reader #1.

      “Anonymous” is not the same as “tries to be anonymous.”

      He tries. And fails. Every time.

      I am anonymous. Well, technically I am pseudonymous, but why split hares, except to upset Bunny Boy?

  12. How pathetic is it that Wee Willy is trying to steal away some of the only attention BM gets, after BM has “worked” so hard for years to acquire it?

  13. William the Elder @weltschmerz2015 · 12m 12 minutes ago
    Anonymous coward because I used an air name on the radio? And yes, the judge will care. He’s an officer of the court.

    How does that work, Bill? You going in to a court to defend yourself and you’re going to say “Uh Judge, while we’re here, do you want to take care of some restraining orders I have against me?”

    Your stupidity knows no bounds.

    • William the Elder @weltschmerz2015 · 5m 5 minutes ago
      Perry. FOCUS. Your co-monkey Tapey raised the subject. I’m just gonna tell the truth and let justice take its course.

      How the hell are you going to get a Maryland judge to withdraw a New Mexico or Illinois restraining order?

  14. William the Elder @weltschmerz2015
    But none of this has anything to do with Hoge using the courts to harass and try to kill me.

    Poor BM, did you get a lawyer yet?

  15. William the Elder @weltschmerz2015 · 4m 4 minutes ago
    Daddy? Why is the funny man holding Mr. Schmalfeldt responsible for something written by someone not him?

    I guess he’s just a moron, son.

    Don’t be silly. They don’t talk to you Bill.

  16. This is the peace-loving Mr. Schmalfeldt, eschewing violence:

    Occupy Parkinson’s @BlitzParkinsons · 4m
    @embryriddlealum Carry it with you. At all times. Wherever you go. And watch your back. You wanted my attention? You got it, Chrissy.

    Occupy Parkinson’s @BlitzParkinsons · 5m
    @embryriddlealum Looks like you tried to chew the stain out of your mom’s shorts, Chrissy. Is that how you do the laundry?

    Occupy Parkinson’s @BlitzParkinsons · 6m
    @embryriddlealum With my FISTS, Chris. It would take me about five minutes. But, as God is my witness, I would pound your face.

    Occupy Parkinson’s @BlitzParkinsons · 8m
    @embryriddlealum Everyone point and laugh at the ex Telecom freak who hasn’t worked since 2007.

    Clearly a man of compassion, high moral fiber, and character. Did I mention that “Chrissy” was an innocent victim?

    • He loves children too:
      Occupy Parkinson’s @BlitzParkinsons
      @embryriddlealum If I were YOUR dad I’d be in jail for burying your little corpse in the basement, Chrissy!

      • Really loves them:

        Occupy Parkinson’s ‏@ParkinsonsHumor
        Ooopsie. The babies are crying for attention in the Hoge Nursery. Someone should smother them.
        5:14 AM – 22 Sep 2014

        Isn’t it just amazing what one finds stored on one’s computer? Oopsie, indeed!

  17. Maybe because someone doesn’t believe it will harm him permanently? Maybe because a lot of us know people with disabilities, including PD, and they manage just fine with a few precautions? Maybe because some of us are disabled and don’t whine about it constantly?
    “Why would someone say “Amen!” to a hope that it’s -15 on Jan. 30 if she didn’t think cold weather could harm me permanently?”
    5:18pm – 9 Jan 15

  18. The piling on by these evil people and their wishing that Aaron would get killed by lunatic jihadists was just too much.

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