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North Korea: the nightmare of living under a god

Posted by: Phineas on April 11, 2014 at 3:11 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas There’s an interesting and frightening interview posted to Business Insider today with Yeonmi Park, a woman who escaped from North Korea with her family as a teenager, but needed years to get over the brainwashing she endured there. An indoctrination so intense, she believed the late Kim Jong Il could read her […]

 

North Korea: Kim III orders execution by flamethrower

Posted by: Phineas on April 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Sometimes I wonder if Kim Jong Un, a reputed heavy drinker, doesn’t sit around late at night nursing a bottle of scotch and fantasizing about the various outré ways he can whack people who have ticked him off: A senior North Korean official has been executed with a flamethrower after Kim Jong-un […]

 

North Korea: all men must now wear Kim Jong Un’s hairstyle?

Posted by: Phineas on March 26, 2014 at 3:11 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas When you’re the boy god-king of the world’s largest prison camp masquerading as a nation, you can get away with weird, petty stuff like this: If you are a man in North Korea, we sincerely hope you have a round face. It’s the shape that will work with your new haircut. That […]

 

I’ve heard of drunk dialing, but drunk executing? Updated.

Posted by: Phineas on December 24, 2013 at 12:38 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, aka “Tiny Psycho Dictator III,” is not what one would call a happy drunk: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was drunk when he ordered the execution of two aides close to his uncle Jang Song-thaek, the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Saturday. The Yomiuri cited a […]

 

Venezuela’s oppressive socialist dictator Hugo #Chavez dies, MSM swoons

Posted by: ST on March 5, 2013 at 6:49 pm » 8 Comments

I went on a rant about this on Twitter earlier this evening – and Storified it and some of the responses I received for your viewing/reading pleasure (or displeasure). NBC, CNN, Reuters, and especially the Associated Press couldn’t help but mention how Chavez supposedly did “so much for the poor”, even though a couple of […]

 

Of Lenin and Muhammad, or, “Why totalitarians hate Jazz”

Posted by: Phineas on February 15, 2013 at 8:26 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It turns out Robert Spencer (1), noted critic of Islam and the danger to human liberty posed by the spread of Sharia law, is also, like me, an avid jazz fan. In addition to his own blog and a column at PJ Media, he’s started a new column in PJM’s “Lifestyle” section on the intersection […]