Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Rosetta Stone for Ann Barnhardt

Further update: We have sufficient transcribers for both videos now. Many thanks to all who volunteered.

Next comes translation. I’ll post about that when I have the transcripts ready to go.

Update: I now have enough volunteers to cover video #1, but still need two or three more for video #2.

Rosetta Stone: Ann BarnhardtMost readers are familiar with the takedown of Sen. Lindsey Graham and subsequent Koran-burning by the Colorado Buzzsaw, Ann Barnhardt. If you haven’t already seen the videos, you’re missing a rare treat.

At the request of several European readers, I am initiating a Rosetta Stone project to see how many different languages we can subtitle those videos in. This is no small undertaking, since there are about 24 minutes of video in two different YouTube clips, each of which will have to be transcribed with time-stamps, and then translated and subtitled.

The first step will be to find volunteers to do the transcribing and time-stamping. I propose breaking the videos up into two- to four-minute segments, depending on how many volunteers we get. This makes the job less daunting — no individual volunteer has to spend more than half an hour or so working on it.

Since Ms. Barnhardt speaks colloquial American English (with a Rocky Mountain regional accent), I only want volunteers from the USA or Canada, who I can be sure will understand her clearly.

If you fit those characteristics, and would like to help, please send me an email at unspiek (at) chromatism (dot) net. Not in the comments, please! Just via email. When I corral enough volunteers, I’ll assign segments and explain the time-stamping protocol.

With your help, we can use multiple languages to send the sitzpinkler Lindsey Graham to the men’s room where he can sob his shriveled little heart out.


Zenster said...

This definitely is a most worthy project. Ms. Ann Barnhardt is a firebrand patriot of the old school tradition and a genuinely nice person to boot.

During a recent conversation with this delightful and distinctly Catholic lady, it was with well-deserved pride that she noted how numerous Atheists and Agnostics have been in contact to express their appreciation for her necessarily explicit condemnation of Senator Lindsey "Jackass" Graham.

A further sample from her informative web site:

Lindsey Jackass Graham MUST MUST MUST be hounded from office. The people of South Carolina MUST peaceably but resolutely demand his resignation immediately. Any person who has such a superficial knowledge and understanding of the Constitution which he SWORE AN OATH to defend is not qualified to hold congressional office. Period. And I don't give a damn if he holds a Juris Doctor degree or not. The man is either a slack-jawed, mouth-breathing imbecile, or he is a conscious and willful traitor to the Constitution of the United States. Either way, he must be dismissed post haste.

Again, I urge everybody who reads this to please email her (Ann @ with your support. Her web site is chockablock with well-written and articulate pieces related to the counter-jihad.

Speaking as an Agnostic, I also wish to make specific mention of how whatever occasional scriptural discursions that she adds do not detract from her message and, just as frequently, drive home the point in ways that are clear to any reasoning person.

Ms. Barnhardt is that rare combination of intelligence, verve and articulateness; all seasoned with a badly needed dose of the salty language which our traitor elite class of spineless Politically Correct "leadership" so richly deserves.

Kudos to our very own Colorado Buzzsaw. May she continue to make politicians of every stripe and partisan affiliation flinch at the mere thought of calling down her righteous wrath.

trencherbone said...

Koran burner arrested in Britainistan:

Sagunto said...

Zen -

Just finished the transcript in Dutch of the first Ann Barnhardt video (any other volunteers from Holland can sink their teeth in the hot second part, the actual burn-after-reading vid).

I have sent the Baron a screen font that is very suitable for subtitles (officina sans).

Kind regs from Amsterdam,

[Orig. vid would be welcome, to drag it through some Virtual Dub filters and embed the subs]

Hebes Chasma said...

I offer myself for Italian and Albanian. Better have the transcript in English, it helps. I do speak fluently French and Spanish, but I'm sure there are other people who'd do a better job. You have my email already.

Anonymous said...

Sitzpinkler? Isn't Sitzpinkeln prescribed in the Sharia as the only permitted way that men may pinkeln?

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Anonymous said...

I suppose that this pink rifle of hers is for real, but I'd be curious to have a confirmation if there are any gun buffs around.

We don't have pink guns in Europe. Not any that I know of, I mean.

PatriotUSA said...

Robert Marchenoir:
Here we can get guns customized.
Either from the factory or through
a local gunsmith. There a now
numerous colors and other options
available as many more women are
now carrying guns.

As a legal CCW holder and staunch
gun rights supporter whatever we can
do arm this USA is of paramount
importance, especially with the
likes of obama and such ilk trying
their best to take away our
2nd amendment rights, and more.

Zenster said...

Robert Marchenoir: I suppose that this pink rifle of hers is for real, but I'd be curious to have a confirmation if there are any gun buffs around.

Just like our fine Ms. Barnhardt, her Special Edition pink AR-15 is the real deal. While that custom Hello Kitty parody at the link is not an exact duplicate, there are numerous pink AR-15 rifles floating about the market.

Baron Bodissey said...

Robert --

In her Andrea Shea King interview, Ms. Barnhardt says that the gun is indeed a custom-made AR-15, with the hearts painted on the clip as she specifically requested.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, thank you, Patriot USA and Zenster.

I'm wondering, though, whether, technically speaking, it's a good idea to have a gun looking like a toy in a real self-defense situation.

We all know that black computers are faster. Similarly, doesn't a pink gun somewhat understate her owner's resolve to use it ?

Although with Ann Barnhardt, I wouldn't take the chance.

Anonymous said...

Thank you too, Baron (I wrote my comment before seeing yours).

Gilman Jones said...

You all are great!I am sorry that I cannot help since my language skills are limited. If I can be of assistance in another way please email me .

Sagunto said...

Message for Vlad -

You now have my Barnhardt video with embedded Dutch subs and the separate sub files (for timing purposes) as well. Credit (or scorn): Sagunto.

Kind regs from Amsterdam,

Anglichan said...

Not a good idea ... 'where they burn books, they also ultimately burn people.'

Heinrich Heine

Sagunto said...

Anglichan -

So, pertaining to this situation, good old Heinrich was wrong. That's ok, he wrote some nice stuff as well.


See that Ann is mentioning Hilaire Belloc now, this keeps getting better every time..

no2liberals said...

As a firearm enthusiast, for the sake of accuracy that is not a clip in her AR-15, but a magazine.
Clips ARE NOT magazines.

It's wonderful to see this Rosetta Stone effort is proceeding so well.

Baron Bodissey said...

no2liberals --

Well, that just goes to show what I know.

no2liberals said...

No offense, Baron.
Just a pet peeve of mine, akin to someone ending a sentence with a preposition. :)

Lawrence said...

With your help, we can use multiple languages to send the sitzpinkler Lindsey Graham to the men’s room where he can sob his shriveled little heart out.

Thank you for clearly articulating and correctly defined the target and purpose of this burning thing.

Robert Marchenoir said... We all know that black computers are faster. Similarly, doesn't a pink gun somewhat understate her owner's resolve to use it ?

In general, the public outrage against Islam here in the States has been led predominantly by men. And, it is predominantly men in this country who are painted as racists. Purpose of this is so the secular-left can consistently painted men's resistance to anything as racist.

Ann, here, is different. She is a female whom the secular-left likes to portrait as the model for the "tolerant" future.

So, Ann standing up in defiance of the secular-lefts agenda, paints a picture of "women's" outrage against Islamic aggression. This contradicts the left's agenda of promoting tolerance of Islamic aggression by using women as the model for tolerance against men's so-called racism.

In this, a pink weapon reflects a militaristic side of women that the left wants to marginalize in the greater national and/or international debate.

A woman can own a real serious firearm, and paint it any color she wants, but that doesn't make the weapon any less dangerous in the hands of someone who will actually use it.

Others may not get the point of a pink gun, but here in the states, in the western states, and within our government circles, they do get the point.

Basically, Ann is telling Lindsey Graham in very clear Western State U.S.-speak, "I don't buy your B.S. and I'm gonna do something about it."

In Hoc Signo Vinces† said...


Since Ms. Barnhardt speaks colloquial American English (with a Rocky Mountain regional accent), I only want volunteers from the USA or Canada, who I can be sure will understand her clearly.

Interestingly to my Scots Lugs Ms. Barnhardt sounded eloquent and almost had a hint of a Scottish vernacular.

Zenster said...

Anglichan: Not a good idea ... 'where they burn books, they also ultimately burn people.'

As a dedicated bibliophile with a personal library that contains several thousand books in every Dewey Decimal Classification I, too, have a great deal of compunction about book burning.

I pose to you this simple question:


If there is one group on this earth that continues to practice ritual human sacrifice, it's Islam. No other culture sends so many people to their violent deaths with little or no distinction as to whether it is voluntary or involuntary.

I heartily agree that people should be reading their Qur'ans instead of burning them as doing so will better prepare them for dealing with Islamic jihad. That said, if there is one book that begs to be burnt, it is the Qur'an.

I have yet to encounter another so widely read which contains as much hatred, bigotry and incitement to unwarranted violence and murder.

Having read over 90% of the books in my own library and thousands of others besides, that previous sentence merits consideration.

In light of the perpetual slaughter that Islam carries out in the name of its demonic god, Allah, I cannot in good conscience find and moral or ethical objection to anyone who feels obliged to burn the Qur'an.

If every copy of the Qur'an on earth were irretrievably lost to the sands of time, this planet would be a happier place.

Even the complete and total loss of learning or understanding about Islam's origins would not surpass the ultimate good obtained by ridding our world of this ill-scriven pestilence.

Baron Bodissey said...

4Symbols --

Scottish influence on dialects and accents is fairly widespread in North America, particularly in Canada. Parts of the Upper Midwest show a dialectical similarity with Canada, so maybe that's what you're hearing.

Interestingly enough, Southside Virginia has its own very peculiar dialect, which may be derived from Scots, or perhaps directly from Elizabethan-era English, as is the case on the Outer Banks of North Carolina (where the dialect sounds roughly like Wiltshire).

In Southside, instead of "house" people say "hoose" or "hose" (rhymes with "dose"). It's the only area south of the Canadian border that retains this pronunciation, as far as I know.

Zenster said...

Robert Marchenoir: We all know that black computers are faster.

There is an argument that could be made for this.

A black computer case has an increased ability to physically re-radiate internal heat generated by the CPU and other components. Cooler CPUs run faster.

Ergo: Black computers run faster.

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