|Dec. 16, 2011
For the decennial of the attacks,
others have ably addressed the American power elite’s myriad failings
and flawed presumptions since 9/11.1
My criticisms and predictions then
aroused strong response from my readership. Dad wrote that I sounded
“like a typical leftist journalist” – the only man on the planet remotely
credible uttering that.2 And that was one of the more
intelligent criticisms.3 The subsequent years have
only confirmed my original views.
No. 31 was then the most difficult writing I’d ever attempted.
I was commuting to San Antonio for a contract and reviewing Network+
certification exam study guides for an Arizona publisher when I returned
home.4 The topic has since outpaced my ability to write about
it comprehensively, or even to keep up with the literature. As of this
issue, I have yet to read some 280 books written about 9/11 and subsequent
matters, published since 2002, that I know of.
But consider: On Sep. 12, 2001, would you have imagined that 10
years hence the global war on terror would be administered by a president
whom many believe is a crypto-Muslim, and a foreigner at that, constitutionally
ineligible for the office?5 Or that an undisputed foreign-born
Muslim could appear on network television and advocate an increase in
taxes for Americans?6 Dhimmitude comes in several
9/11 and its aftermath even adversely impacted my life.
Later in 2001, I lunched with a potential employer who’d taken a quarter-million-dollar
hit to his income afterward, and thus couldn’t think seriously of hiring
me. The lunch wasn’t even that good. For that alone, Osama bin Laden had
But the real damage happened to my social network. I schmoozed a lot that summer, and three groups
whose members I introduced began to feed into each other. That ended
with 9/11, as people withdrew into their shells as part of a misplaced suspicion
toward strangers. If anybody should’ve been suspect, it was a) government
officials and b) Arab Muslims. Instead, the latter have swarmed into my apartment complex, and
the former rampage without fear. Locally, a Marine recruiter has been
charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl.9 The
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is deploying surveillance drones on
the population.10 In the Fort Hood massacre, the Arab Muslim
was a U.S. government official.11
By far the U.S. government’s grandest success has been cowing
the libertarian movement, and particularly the Libertarian Party.12
After 40 years,13 the national leadership is begging
for dollars to move out of its rodent-infested headquarters in Washington.14
Anybody following the party the last five years knows it’s infested with
rats – and not just at headquarters. Since the Portland convention, the faction controlling the LP has been
hell-bent on devolving it from a party with stated principles, including
a strong pro-peace plank, into a group of hungry placemen looking for office
at any opportunity. The fakes tried to
give the impression they’re the most sensible people
to represent libertarianism and win electoral victories on its behalf,
but soon enough they reveal their real interest is not liberty, but crank
nostrums for their own sake – such as advocating structural changes to
our voting system and redistricting practices,
in defiance of reality, or proposing a 100 percent tax on your property.15
One ex-activist, Don Wilis, thinks even this gutted, gutless LP is still
too radical and left to form the Wyoming Country Party.16
Perversely, the planks he cites in his plaint – immigration, abortion –
which are compatible with the worldview of the power elite wrecking America,17
are the ones people like him left in the platform, despite years of opposition
from the rank and file and prospective supporters. So much for pragmatism.
Of course, the LP has fumbled the war issue since 9/11, in part
because several party activists – you know, the type who can suck the
oxygen out of a room – were in fall 2001 and winter 2002 pushing the
party to frontally oppose U.S. military ventures supported by an inflamed
public. They were right on the issue and wrong on the timing. We slapped
them down hard, partly because they’d been asking for it for years, partly
because we suspected their real motives were to relive their youths and
succumb to knee-jerk anti-American Marxoid bullshit when they should’ve
been recruiting new libertarians.18 If they’d been serious,
they would’ve gone ahead and done the latter, but our opposition exposed
their real motives, so they just sat on their asses and whined until they
died. Just as well. The two I’m thinking of immediately were such self-righteous
shitheads that permanent war and bloodshed almost seem preferable.
Theirs was a variation on the collapse of antiwar efforts,
such as they were, after Obama’s presidential victory.19
In other words, people like me were right and the shitheads were wrong. As
usual. Nonpartisan peace activists are only now realizing they have to appeal
to Middle America. That’s a start. But these activists have a long way to
go. For one thing, they should refrain from referring to regular people
as “normals,” even if they can eliminate the sneer from their voices when
they say the word, which they probably can’t. My bet is the peace activists
will botch their attempt at outreach, because they can’t overcome their condescension
toward “normals,” and because peace activists are really into preaching,
preening and posturing instead of real results. McGoverniks and other
old pinkos trying to forge alliances with the working class back in the
‘70s can tell stories about this.20 Then, once the peaceniks
have botched their attempt, they’ll return to blaming Middle America for
the perpetual warfare state erected by the power elite on the backs of
Middle America. Thus the status quo will remain; nothing will change for
Mo’ Worse Blues
One glimmer amid the global gloom: Tin-pot tyrant Mo' Cadaver
ended his reign flushed from a sewer, sodomized, and shot in the head.21
It should've happened at least 40 years ago.22 Actually, the
mob thought he was Ralph Nader and wanted to lynch him for that buzzer
that goes off when you start the car ignition without clicking your seat
belt.23 The biggest regret in all this is that “Saturday Night
Live”’s best treatment of this sand pirate, an incongruous commercial
parody, remains absent from the World Wide Web.24 How are we at
Austin Dispatches supposed to suitably jeer at
his death when the pertinent media clip is inaccessible?
That said, the Obama administration committed itself to meddle
in Libya, potentially another quagmire, without even the pretense of consulting
Congress.25 Building on false but unchallenged precedents
dating back to the Korean War, and intensified during the past 10 years,
the administration has taken the next step forward for the executive branch
to untether itself from constitutional or congressional compliance.26
If we’re to restore our country, we must demand Congress impeach Obama
and remove him from office. Think of it as a two-fer.
This Year's Amateurs
The local version of Occupy Wall Street lingers downtown, weeks
after they’ve become laughingstocks.27 “What do they
think this is, Nineteen Sixty-Eight?” Mom asked. Then zombie counterprotestors
ate most of them on Oct. 21.28
Of course, if these protestors are going to talk about Austin
being occupied, they might consult Austin Dispatches,
which has built upon the work of Anthony Orum, Daryl Janes, David Richards,
and Mike Clark-Madison at identifying the real local occupiers: Travis County’s power elite: outside usurpers,
backed with federal largesse, who’ve seized Austin and crafted public policies
to vex the rest of us since the early ‘70s. Nevertheless, they don’t set
fiscal and monetary policies.29
And if Occupy Austin were serious about stopping the collusion
between government and finance, its members could’ve proved it to the
rest of us by working to defeat the county bond measures – $125 million
in IOUs bought and sold on Wall Street – on the Nov. 8 ballot.30
At first, the Chronicle, whose editorial staff belongs to this
elite, sneered at the protestors.31 Anti-establishment
antics are fine, until they threaten their power. Then, as the occupation
held on, a few Chronicalistas weighed in on the protestors’ side, probably
because they remembered they hate the rich (i.e., anyone wealthier than
them. Maybe they should ask Louis Black for a raise.)32
All they did was flaunt their economic ignorance.
So if bonds are too hard to comprehend for the protestors, the
power elite nevertheless provide plenty for them to protest. They won’t
necessarily know it to read the Chronicle, even though it’s a valuable
source for this august media outlet. We put the
former’s stories in context.
For example, the City Council voted to keep municipal elections
in May, with 10 percent voter turnout, instead of moving them to November
to coincide with state and federal elections, with 60 to 70 percent turnout.
Even the Chronicle’s Michael King wondered:
…[W]hether there is any legitimacy at all the polite but deepening
fiction that City Council members – any of them – can be said to represent
the whole community when they have all been elected by so few voters.33
Sounds like King needs to start reading Austin Dispatches, too. Otherwise he’d already
know the Council doesn’t have any legitimacy.
The same Council approved a resolution to provide smart phone
technology to residents who want to report real-time violations of handicap
parking spaces. None of the officials cited in the November Community
Impact Newspaper appear to have questioned whether
such spaces should even exist.34
The Statesman and KVUE-TV report the City has spent
$6 million in the past six years on outside lawyers to pay $14.5
million in legal claims against it.35
Developers of a proposed downtown hotel say their project isn’t
viable unless the City grants a variance to zoning rules. One wonders
how much other business development has been thwarted because zoning
Electric Cab of Austin complains to the Business Journal that
City regulations are stymieing the business’ attempt to operate low-speed
electric vehicles downtown.37 In fairness to the City, every
vehicle downtown is low-speed. Similarly, the Statesman’s Ben Wear concludes
that changes to the Sixth Street northbound on-ramp to MoPac Expressway
are a wash in terms of convenience or safety, especially during the evening
rush hour. Even after hours it’s risky.38
The weekend of Oct. 22-23 saw nine events crammed between
downtown and the U district, with predictable consequences. Event organizers
say City rules and the bureaucrats who “interpret” them are to blame.39
The City is considering picking up the tab for Friday night and Saturday
MetroRail service. Estimated cost: $2.7 million. The mayor says it’s a
“ ‘one-time, interim thing’ ” – like anybody believes that.40
Community Impact Newspaper reports more than 1,100 collisions along Burnet
Road and North Lamar Boulevard in the past two years.41
The City Resource Recovery Department snubbed a kitchen sink
disposal manufacturer’s offer of help toward eliminating food waste going
into landfills.42 The City spent $12 million to build a new
animal shelter with a no-kill policy, yet resembles the suicide center
from “Soylent Green.”43
The company that ranked best cities for technology jobs for Forbes
magazine attributes layoffs and overseas outsourcing to Austin dropping
into the bottom half of the list.44 Surprisingly, a Statesman
story about the shortage of software developers doesn’t turn into
call for importing more foreigner laborers.45 Maybe employers
are starting to wise up.
A spat between environmentalists and nonwhite activists scuttled
$600,000 worth of weatherizing 54 units of the Mount Carmel Village apartments
in East Austin. Of course, if everybody involved wanted to be cost-effective,
instead of profligate with other people’s money, they could’ve bought the
occupants blankets and heaters for a lot less.46
Instead, they wanted to imitate the Austin Police Department,
which just bought battery packs to run video hardware in its squad cars
– battery packs the former manager of the garage that services APD vehicles
thinks are costlier and trickier than alternative choices.47
After spending $1 million on a new process to diversify the composition
of fire crews, the Austin Fire Department has the same number of minority
hires – and sometimes even fewer.48
SXSW just turned into its parents. The organizers are suing
a Washington promoter and a rapper for trademark infringement, among
other things.49 3rd Coast Music reports that Robert Plant,
a limey warbler of some repute, has bought a house in Austin.50
Occupy Austin claims to have withdrawn $430,000 from major-banks
branches and transferred the money to credit unions on Nov. 5.51
What they don’t realize is that credit unions have a lot of the same annoying
features as banks: inconvenient hours, vague rules, chiseling fees, restrictions
on what you can do with your money, and a seeming inability to balance
your accounts as well as you unless you march into the office once in
a while and complain to the manager.
As for this local crowd, despite all the breast-beating about
Austin’s uniqueness and status as a world-class city, the protestors
are just the latest example of Austinites behaving like a bunch of provincial
hicks aping the latest style from New York City.52
Let Them Eat Tofu
Overall, Occupy Wall Street advocates what Ishmael Reed identified
Moochers are people who, when they are to blame, say it’s the
other fellow’s fault for bringing it up. Moochers don’t return stuff
they borrow. Moochers ask you to share when they have nothing to share.
Moochers tell other people what to do. Moochers talk so much about “integrity”
when in fact they lead scattered, ragged lives. Moochers are predators
at the nesting grounds of industry.53
Furthermore, their stereotypes are out of date. To hear the
protestors, you’d think J.P. Morgan was peering down his nose at them
in Zuccotti Park. – protestor-occupied private property, incidentally.54
In reality, as far back as 1993, “nearly a third of American households
had a mutual fund investment of one sort or another.”55
An investor essentially tests his understanding of reality
against reality itself. But nobody cries when the investor loses money,
in contrast to what some pseudo-lumpenproletarian on the street with
15 facial piercings and $35,000 in debt for a master’s in puppetry expects.
Bad enough everyone’s portfolios are being whipsawed by a bunch of
And let me tell you something about these greasy, half-Turk
bastards: The loudest talkers of anarchy in Greece were the bandits, who
if successful enough became official tax collectors for the occupying
Ottoman Empire.57 Today, their descendents aspire to spend
their years in college protesting the government before they get a
government job paid for by the rest of Europe.58
Their American counterparts, the occupiers, comprise liberal
arts majors who’ve realized they’ve gone into debt for useless degrees
without the corresponding jobs they’d come to expect. In short, suckers
in a bubble.59
Such protests during the tech boom seldom occurred because the
people who’d be protesting, or at least fulminating about “economic
injustice” were getting a piece of the action. Never mind they were doing
nothing for golden crumbs from an unsustainable business model, they were
getting a piece and that’s what mattered.60 Just as now the same
types are getting nothing and shouting “Unfair!” What they really mean is
“Gimme!” Their secondary message comes through despite the muddle.61
As for the occupiers’ main point, protesting the government bailout
of financiers, it’s been said earlier and better, usually by libertarians.62
Just not the fake faction kind.
The Social Fretwork
Oct. 29: Near Houston’s southbound Interstate 45/Loop 610
intersection, on the way to visit my friend
Chris, I satisfactorily witnessed a fender bender between two oversized
pickups because one driver gunned the engine a tad too vigorously in the
stop-and-start flow of that stretch of 45. My delight stems from seeing
reckless idiots in their predictable choice of vehicle get some of what
they deserve, instead of us getting what they deserve.
Nov. 18: Kings of Salsa would be more accurately called
Eight of Diamonds of Salsa, since I hadn’t heard of the group until “Melanie
Ordones Welker” e-mailed me about the show. We were among 200 attendees
at a place that seats about 3,000. “I hope the organizers space everyone
out because of the attendance,” she said while waiting outside the venue.
“Since this is Austin, I’m sure there are plenty of people spaced
out already,” I said.63
Dec. 2: Pat Martino, a participant on the “Bar Wars”
album,64 among other fine recordings,
played The Continental Club for his Austin debut.65
Dec. 10: The co-host of the Sep.
24 private salsa party invited me personally when I encountered him
at Dallas Nite Club. I must’ve made an impression. I was reluctant
to attend, because I could do without the reoccurring social awkwardness that
happens when Welker’s around. But my choice was either to attend or stay
home and write this Webzine, and I spent too many Saturdays nights without
The party started slow, so for a long time Welker were sitting
in the living room in our jackets, just talking and getting to know each
other slightly better. She almost managed to listen to my anecdotes without
checking her cell phone. This would’ve been an ideal encounter, back when I was still interested in her.
Also, I noticed she drank steadily throughout the evening, so after three
hours she was very friendly to me. That didn’t improve my mood. I’d seen
this before with other women. Why can’t they act this way around me when
Refreshingly circumspect homosexual newsreader Anderson Cooper
tried spinach for the first time.66 Cooper’ll take a penis
up his ass, face-down in a men’s room stall, but he won’t eat a vegetable
that works well with a variety of foods, including pasta, enchiladas,
steak pinwheels, and balsamic vinaigrette. It’s the sort of anecdote that
proves again to the rest of us that pansies are, well, unbalanced.
Using the journalistic “rule of three,”67 I’ve discerned
this year’s cinematic trend: remakes of ‘70s action movies: “The Mechanic,”68
“Straw Dogs,”69 and “Drive” (precedent: “The
Driver”).70 Surprisingly, “Killer Elite” is not a remake
of the 1975 Sam Peckinpah actioner.71 Nevertheless, at this
rate, every movie ever made will be redone by Hollywood.
And what’s with this Twilight craze? I gather one of the protagonists
is a cultured, centuries-old vampire. So why’s he hanging around an American
high school? Failed trigonometry? Or trawling for jailbait?72
Beavis and Butt-Head are back.73 The entire
run of “Barney Miller” is now available on a DVD box set.74
However, the entire run is also free at a fan site.75 Tony
Bennett is the focus of possibly the largest comprehensive CD box set
ever: Seventy-four discs of every recording he’s ever made, even though
he told Down Beat a few years ago he wasn’t going to do that because of
material included under label pressure.76
On Oct. 28, I witnessed the aftermath of a smash-up at Stonehollow
Drive and Gracy Farms Lane. On Nov. 26, I witnessed the aftermath of
a car wreck on the southbound lanes of MoPac Expressway across from The
Community Impact Newspaper reports a profusion of breweries in
Northwest Austin, most of them in the neighborhood.77
The breweries join an optometrist, clothing store, and 500 new apartments
at The Domain, and a preschool on Tomanet Trail.78 Also, a software
developer is moving its business operations to the Braker Pointe office
On Dec. 3, I attended the Gracywood Neighborhood Association potluck
dinner at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church. The food was almost as
bland as the conversation. Someone at my table though I’d just graduated
from college, instead of just having turned 42, with approximately half
my life squandered waiting on or for other people.
It’s a Land Deal, Charlie Brown
The family trust of Charles Schulz
is selling some property just south of downtown.80 A
technology manufacturer that lacked the discernment to hire me is uncharacteristically
doing well, according to the Business Journal.81 A company
has created an automated coffee kiosk that allows customers to custom-calibrate
the ingredients in a cup of joe.82 The post office mailed
a circular touting purchase of stamps by mail. It’s still quicker for
me to wait in line to buy them in person.
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