Knight Of The Mind

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Greetings and welcome. My name is Steve, I'm 35 years old and I work for the US Army as an Operations Research Analyst. Hence my blog title Knight Of The Mind.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

How Dare They!?

The UN has gone beyond the realm of effrontery. They've gone past being criminal, they've gone past being hypocritical, they've flown past the limits of churlish and ungrateful. There should be a picture of the UN coat-of-arms in the dictionary next to the word "nauseating."

The latest pile of vomitous to spew from the world's foremost unelected deliberative busybodies came from Jan Egeland, who may not be a leading expert on taxation policy, but must have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night. He offered us the following insights regarding our tax policies and our generosity to the victims of the tsunami in Indonesia.

"It is beyond me why are we so stingy, really," the Norwegian-born U.N. official told reporters. "Christmastime should remind many Western countries at least, [of] how rich we have become."

"There are several donors who are less generous than before in a growing world economy," he said, adding that politicians in the United States and Europe "believe that they are really burdening the taxpayers too much, and the taxpayers want to give less. It's not true. They want to give more."

Now the Indonesians certainly deserve the sympathy of the world. Particularly, since they lack the wherewithal to dig out from under this deluge of watery death. However, some bean-counting prick from the pampered circles of European Academia has no valid graveman to criticize the generosity or the economic policies of the US government.

The last great aid effort I heard about the UN conducting was the Oil For Food program in Iraq. That one greatly augmented the Kofi Annan Wine and Cigar Fund, but did nothing for the suffering masses of Basra, Iraq. If we gave Jan Egeland and his corrupt, contemptutous, turgid, cynical, bureacratic frauds at the UN $30 million instead of a mere $15 million, he'd probably just buy himself another yacht. We'd wind up funding his "fact-finding" trip to Phucket, Thailand.

Yes Jan, the government and people of the US would love to give more. However, contemptible pricks like yourself are not trustworthy custodians of our aid money. We'll work through the faith-based charities instead. They have a rule the UN has never honored. "Thou shalt not steal."

Update I: Jan Egeland should know better than to tee this man off.

Update II: Michelle Malkin questions the value of UN "assistance". Jan shouldn't trifle with Mrs. Malkin either.

Update III: QandO reminds Jan Egghead that a lack of coerced charity in no way implies stinginess.

Update IV: Right Voices suggests that Kofi find some of the Oil For Food money under his sofa cushions if he really cares about the starving people of Indonesia.

Update V: Ace of Spades cares. He took time out from his busy day to remind the Un of something: THEY SUCK!!

Update VI: More fulmination...Rusty Shackleford shows how a stone-cold blog pimp handles Eurowanks with this suggestion: "The next time you want to weigh in on U.S. tax policy, with all due respect, put a sock in it."

"Reciprocals"

As you may or may not already be aware, members of the Watcher's Council hold a vote every week on what they consider to be the most link-worthy pieces of writing around... per the Watcher's instructions, I am submitting one of my own posts for consideration in the upcoming nominations process.
Here is the most recent winning council post, here is the most recent winning non-council post, here is the list of results for the latest vote, and here is the initial posting of all the nominees that were voted on.

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