Namby pamby NIMBY? Vincent Van Gogh was short!

(11:00 – promoted by buhdydharma )

For centuries Americans stood tall in the world.  Literally.  It would appear that the Dutch are now taller than us.  The average Dutch man is 6’1″, whereas his American counterpart is 5’9″, only one inch taller than the average Dutch woman.  Jiminy crickets: In one century they’ve had to redesign their ceilings and doorways and put extensions on the their beds!  They’re better looking and smarter!  Tall dudes make more money!  And get better chicks.  They are now using their advantage in stature to question our manliness.  Because of the situation down at Guantanamo–the fact that we’re piss-scared of giving due process to the detainees in American courts– the towering Dutch are calling us “pussies.”

If you live outside of the US, or the US centric bubble, then the incredible stupidity of the this viewpoint is obvious.

Where does the World Court reside? It resides in the Hague in the Netherlands. the Netherlands has a population of 16 million (that are not allowed to bear arms or such).

The world courts deals with the worst of the worst, anything in Gitmo pails to what these folks have done.

Let’s take those war criminals (of which dozens have been tried and sentenced) from the Balkan conflict as an example. Here is a group that still has lots of support (Serbs primarily) all across Europe. They are in cells in the Hague which is driving distance from their homeland. Not like some poor Afghan farmer totally divorced from his people, these people have strong support living with a few hours drive!! Almost nothing could stop them from attacking and trying to release there leaders (and heros), or at least taking revenge on the country they are incarcerated in. The REAL danger to this court pails to anything the perceived Gitmo people could possibly do.

Just look at the history of the Balkan conflict, its horrible geenocide and the people who did the killing, and then grab a map to see where the two countries lie, you will get the picture. Then do the same for the Afghan conflict … Kinda makes you giggle.

But, do you hear the good people of the Netherlands on the streets demanding these criminals leave or cowering under their beds at night? No, it just might be that not all folks in the globe are NIMBY and some have the balls to realize that freedom comes at a price, and you never know when you will have to pay up in full.

Could it be that a small country in “old” Europe has more balls than the gun toting folk wingnuts of the US have?

 

Giggling?  

First off, Vincent Van Gogh was a freaking runt!  Okay?

Secondly, this will not stand, man (pours another drink…and another…).

I’m assembling a posse of big-balled all-American dudes, i.e., Barney Fife, Erick Erickson, and the Redstate Strike Force, to go over to Amsterdam to kick some Dutch ass–mano a mano–just to see them cry!  

Saddle up, bucks.  We gonna rumble.

But first we need some elevator shoes.

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    • Edger on May 23, 2009 at 6:25 am

    ja?

  1. but he was crazy enough to scare the crap out any American now a days. Plus he was a fundie, armed and into mutilation. They weren’t scared of him they just didn’t buy his pictures. Obama tells us not to panic about the the flu that’s gonna kill yer family, just wash your hands folks.. Terrorists past and future however cannot be let loose ever… and neither can your rights.    

         

    • dervish on May 24, 2009 at 6:05 am

    at the Hague, by impartial, non-American judges might be the best solution to this fiasco.

    Anything else will seem more tainted than it already is.

  2. for lack of criminals

    During the 1990s the Netherlands faced a shortage of prison cells, but a decline in crime has since led to overcapacity in the prison system. The country now has capacity for 14,000 prisoners but only 12,000 detainees.

    California, with just slightly over double the population, holds 176,000 in the State Prison system, spending $10 billion a year, not counting County jails or Federal inmates. What would releasing 150,000 do for the budget mess?

    • dervish on May 24, 2009 at 7:24 am

    The netherlands is merely one of those Chocolate-making countries, that wouldn’t join the Coalition of the Willing!

    Pass the Freedom Fries.

  3. I have read that the increase in height gained all over the developed world has continued in some places (Scandinavia, etc.) and stopped in the US some time in the 1980s, I think 4 inches sounds way, way too much.

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