Sunday, May 24, 2009

Club Gitmo or Hotel California?

“You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave . . .” from Hotel California by The Eagles.


Today E. J. Dionne, of The Washington Post, made a joke on This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Dionne suggested that since California is about to go bankrupt, it would be a great place to relocate the terrorist prisoners from Gitmo.

I had to laugh. Just earlier this morning I came to the same conclusion, but not jokingly. If Gitmo must close, why not build a new Terrorist Only prison in California? After all, if California is looking to the federal government (that’s you and me) for a bailout, wouldn’t they want to sweeten the pot?

California is a perfect place for terrorist relocation.

· Warm sunny climate

· Residents eager to accept illegal invasions of any kind

· Voters who feel the need to provide a luxurious and nurturing environment for hardened terrorists

· Desperate hedonistic state that now needs our money

According to a Wikipedia interpretation of Hotel California it’s the perfect place and the perfect name for a new Terrorist Only prison:

The song's lyrics describe the title establishment as a luxury resort where "you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave." On the surface, the song tells the tale of a weary traveler who becomes trapped in a nightmarish luxury hotel that at first appeared inviting and tempting. The song is generally understood to be an allegory about hedonism and self-destruction in the Southern California music industry of the late 1970s; Don Henley called it "our interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles[5] and later reiterated "[i]t's basically a song about the dark underbelly of the American dream and about excess in America, which is something we knew a lot about."[6]


  1. I'm all for this plan if they insist on closing Club Gitmo. Of course I would like to see the Hunter Fence that was supposed to be built on our southern border be erected on the California borders. We wouldn't want the terrorists to escape the Utopia that is California.

  2. That's a fantastic idea!

    This combines two things near and dear to me:

    1) "Hotel California," a great song by a great band, with lyrics from a raving liberal who's a great lyricist;

    2) a terrorist holding facility that was a great idea and serves a useful purpose, but the future of which is in doubt, now that the dopey liberals are in charge, and haven't a clue how to wage any type of war, let alone one against terrorism.

    Is there a petition I can sign?

  3. What a great article, and I've always loved the song.

    I don't really want them here on US soil, but there is a prison somewhere that is actually soliciting them, asking the government to allow the terrorists to come there, because the town needs the money.

    Debbie Hamilton
    Right Truth

  4. I'll go along with this under a pre-condition: a 100' wall erected around San Fran Wackistan and make that the New Club Med Gitmo West.