May 31, 2009
From across the pond
Back in March, we watched in wonder as the Brits stood up to the moslem bastards who protested a parade in honor of the returning 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, known as the Poachers. They've toured Iraq twice in two years. As the soldiers reached Luton Town Hall... the moslems interrupted the parade, holding signs that said "Butchers of Basra," and called the soldiers "babykillers" and "murderers."
The Brits stood up for the troops and ran the moslem cowards right off the streets. It was a proud moment.
But things in Luton are escalating, and it should come as no surprise. It seems to be a rallying point for radical islam and terror. One of the "militants" convicted of plotting to blow up the Bluewater shopping centre in Essex in 2007 came from Luton and the 7/7 London bombers congregated at Luton station before heading to King's Cross. There are claims of four Muslims from Luton who died fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan, and two who have traveled to Gaza to be suicide bombers in Israel.
Since the parade in March and the anti-troop protest, one of the moselms who taunted the returning soldiers has had the windows of his home smashed, and his car set on fire. The words 'Scum' and 'Get out' have been daubed on his walls. Now he's under 24 hour police protection, along with his sister and and his parents. Threatening letters have been sent a local mosque and just after midnight on May 5, Luton's Islamic Centre was torched; a firebomb hurled through a window.
Just last week, the people of Luton had their own protest, against the moslem extremists, a "peaceful" protest that quickly turned violent:
Nine people have been arrested after hundreds of anti-Islamist protesters clashed with police yesterday.
The streets of Luton descended into violence after demonstrators, many hiding their faces behind balaclavas, brandished England flags and chanted at officers.
A group called March for England was said to have organised the rally as a peaceful protest against Muslim extremists. They were joined by a local group United People of Luton.
During the protest, the mob, which included teenagers and women, held banners with slogans such as 'No Sharia Law in the UK' and 'Respect our Troops'.
Some protesters wore masks with the horned face of Sayful Islam, a local hardline political agitator who led Muslim demonstrators in an anti-war protest during the Royal Anglian Regiment's homecoming parade in Luton in March.
Groups of young men in balaclavas and England shirts chanted outside the city centre and one balacava-clad protester held a Rottweiler on a chain, while others clashed with police in riot gear.
One Asian man was hit across the face with a banner and left with a bloody nose.
A spokesman for United People of Luton, Wayne King, said many people in Luton were concerned and annoyed that the Muslim community in the town had not taken steps to deal with Sayful Islam's 'hate-filled preachings'.
The 24-year-old, who wore a T-shirt with the words 'No surrender to Al-Qaeda' on it, said: 'We decided enough was enough after the soldiers got heckled as they marched through the town centre by the Muslim extremists.
'Our community has been racially attacked for the last 10 years.
'A mosque in the town got set on fire a few weeks ago and it made national news but churches in Luton are regularly being set fire to.
'We want laws brought in to stop preachers of hate operating here.'
Luton town centre was busy at the time of the riot with shoppers enjoying the sunshine.
Many of those who joined in the march had been drinking in town centre pubs.
Later on, overhead, a police helicopter monitored the movement of the mob which at one point appeared to be making in the direction of Bury Park, an area of Luton where many of the town's Asian population live.
The police believe the protest was organized and run by skinheads, and while they were certainly in attendance, they were not the only attendees. The claim that most of the attendees were men from the pubs doesn't wash either, not with the reports that there were many women and teens in attendance. I don't understand why the authorities refuse to admit that the average person is sick and tired of extremist moslems any more than I understand why they refuse to call moslems moslem and insist on calling them asians.
But we're not quite done with the news from Luton. There has been yet another interesting development:
The Muslim community turned on extremists in their midst yesterday, telling them they were 'sick and tired' of their behaviour.
The angry confrontation came in Luton, where anti-Islamist protesters brandished England flags last Sunday, before clashing with police.
The latest violence erupted as arguments raged between fellow Muslims shortly after Friday morning prayers in the Bury Park area of the town.
As the radical Muslims began to set up their stall, they were surrounded by a crowd shouting 'we don't want you here' and 'move on, move on'.
So., We have a group of moslems from the firebombed mosque chasing off the other group of moslems who protested the return of the troops.
Farasat Latif, of the Islamic Centre in Luton, which was firebombed after the protest against the soldiers, said moderate members of his community took action because police had failed to move the group on.
He said the extremists, who follow the militant group led by Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammed, had fuelled feelings against the Muslim community which led to a march last Sunday in Luton which was disrupted by white, right-wing extremists.
Mr Latif said: 'We have been fighting these Muslim extremists for you. They represent nobody but themselves.
'The community decided to move them on because the police won't. We have asked them, but they did nothing.
'I don't know if they will be back. We have been the victims twice over - from the stupidity of Muslim extremists who metaphorically pour petrol and fan the flames of the right-wing extremists.
'This was a peaceful demonstration and we hope they get the message that the law-abiding community is sick and tired of them.'
Well. Where have you been Mr. Latif, all this time? Why did you not speak out sooner? And where were you on July 8, 2005?
After the attack on your mosque, an attack in which no one died, you said "We strongly condemn this violent Islamaphobic attack on our mosque."
After the attack on July 7, 2005, an attack in which 56 people were killed and 700 injured, you said people were "sickened" at what had happened. You also said there was anger that a conclusion had been jumped to that the attack was carried out by al-Qaida. "We should keep an open mind," you said. An open mind to what? That maybe some Amish folks did the bombing?
You know, there's nothing like having your mosque firebombed to get you "fired up," and you sure sounded fired up today. But, other than your actions today, where and when exactly have you been fighting radical moslem extremists? You make that claim, but there is nothing to back it up.
In fact, don't some of your friends and associates agree with the jihadists? You've admited to that, and to sharing some of their doctrines in your mosque, which is after all, a Ghuraaba mosque that bases its teachings on Saudi doctrine.
Somehow, I think Latif's problem is not with what Sayful Islam is saying, it's that he's saying it out there in the streets where too many people hear it and Latif doesn't like paying the price.
I don't believe in moderate moslems, and this publicity stunt by Latif and his cohorts leaves me cold. I don't trust it, and I see a wolf trying to hide in sheep's clothing.
As for the skinheads, well, they may fight the moslems today, but I will never forget that once upon a time, their master aligned himself with the islamists to kill Jews. They are not welcome in my foxhole. In this case, the enemy of my enemy is still my enemy.
But to the good folks of Luton who stood against the moslem radicals, good on ya.
May 28, 2009
Meet Sheldon Whitehouse
He's the Democrat Senator from Rhode Island and he once complained about Republican tax cuts, claiming "They’re creating massive deficits that can only be paid back through taxes. Americans are sophisticated enough to see the total economic picture. I think a lot of Americans say, “If I get a $300 tax rebate but my kids end up owing $150,000 each to pay for the deficits, that’s not a good deal economically for my family.”
Of course, Senator Whitehouse voted yes for the Stimulus Bill, and as a result, our children owe a heck of a lot more than $150,000 each, the deficit is in the trillions, but the good Senator doesn't seem bothered by that at all.
Well, you might be tempted to write Senator Whitehouse a note about the hypocrisy of his previous statement and his vote on the Stimulus Bill, or one of his other positions on the issues that effect this nation. After all, the government is elected by the people, for the people, and Senator Whitehouse but is a public servant. The people of the United States of America have the right to express our opinions to our leaders in Congress concerning their positions on issues that face our Nation and one of the ways we do that is in writing.
However, when it comes to Senator Whitehouse, a little warning is in order, since it would appear that Senator Whitehouse has a way of dealing with citizens who disagree with him:
Yesterday, as a result of one of my letters, I was paid a visit by the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the FBI. One Senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, reported to the FBI that he felt I was endangering the government and should be investigated as a suspected terrorist. This after every single one my letters was sent through the official website of the government, and contained all of my personally identifying information and was specifically stated as advising each U. S. Senator that I was offering political opinion about pending legislation, or governmental policy.
Apparently, as this left leaning Congress assaults our rights on a daily basis, they are now resorting to reporting dissenters to their policies to the FBI, under the guise of terrorist threats. Since when did expressing a p0litical opinion, or disagreeing with the passage of Socialist bills in the legislature become terrorist in nature? I have specifically objected vehemently to the TARP, TALC, Economic Recovery Act, Omnibus Spending Bill, President Obama's 3.6 trillion dollar budget, cap and trade, and every other anti capitalist bill put forth in the 111th Congress.
The FBI agent was very polite and respectful. He explained why I had been targeted and by whom, Senator Whitehouse...
Go read the rest, and the commentary. The writer posts the letter he wrote to Whitehouse that prompted the Senator to report him as a terrorist threat. This appears to be legit, and if it is, it's downright disturbing.
I wish I could laugh at it, but I can't.
If I could be granted one wish, just one wish, it would be that each and every election at mid-term would see the incumbent defeated, kicked out, gone, bye. Every one, every single one. Voter enforced term limits.
May 26, 2009
Today's Multiple Choice:
By now, you've all heard or read "The Duel on Terror" speech by both Cheney and 0bama. so, let's play a little game. Without peeking at a transcript... take a guess at who made the following statements in his speech:
Obama or Cheney?:
We are less than eight years removed from the deadliest attack on American soil in our history. We know that al Qaeda is actively planning to attack us again. We know that this threat will be with us for a long time, and that we must use all elements of our power to defeat it.
Obama or Cheney?:
After 9/11, we knew that we had entered a new era – that enemies who did not abide by any law of war would present new challenges to our application of the law; that our government would need new tools to protect the American people, and that these tools would have to allow us to prevent attacks instead of simply prosecuting those who try to carry them out.
Obama or Cheney?:
[T]oo often – our government made decisions based upon fear rather than foresight, and all too often trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions. Instead of strategically applying our power and our principles, we too often set those principles aside as luxuries that we could no longer afford. And in this season of fear, too many of us – Democrats and Republicans; politicians, journalists and citizens – fell silent.
Obama or Cheney?:
Military commissions have a history in the United States dating back to George Washington and the Revolutionary War. They are an appropriate venue for trying detainees for violations of the laws of war. They allow for the protection of sensitive sources and methods of intelligence-gathering; for the safety and security of participants; and for the presentation of evidence gathered from the battlefield that cannot be effectively presented in federal Courts.
Obama or Cheney?:
Al Qaeda terrorists and their affiliates are at war with the United States, and those that we capture – like other prisoners of war – must be prevented from attacking us again.
Obama or Cheney?:
In our constitutional system, prolonged detention should not be the decision of any one man.
Obama or Cheney?:
[T]he American people are more interested in doing what is right to protect this country than in political posturing.
Obama or Cheney?:
Unlike the Civil War or World War II, we cannot count on a surrender ceremony to bring this journey to an end. Right now, in distant training camps and in crowded cities, there are people plotting to take American lives. That will be the case a year from now, five years from now, and – in all probability – ten years from now.
I found that over at The Stiletto, along with this most excellent bit of commentary:
The “duel” on Thursday wasn’t Obama vs. Cheney, it was Obama vs. Obama. His speech could only have been given by someone with multiple personality disorder – or a deeply conflicted liberal who (to borrow a phrase from the 1964 Goldwater campaign) in his heart knows Cheney is right. Obama must summon the backbone to squelch his inner McGovern and embrace his inner Cheney, because he is not going to be able to talk his way out of the national security threats we face in Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan and even here at home.
If you're not reading The Stiletto on a regular basis, you should be.
May 25, 2009
In honor of Memorial Day, I'm asking you to help Vetsville Cease Fire House keep it's doors open at least a little longer.
Founder Chris Noel said Wednesday the shelter may not survive through the rest of this turbulent year. She held a fundraising luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton in January that left her in debt.
Noel said she'll need $25,000 through the end of the year to pay for utilities and to maintain the shelter that vets have called home over the past decade at 291 NE 19th Ave.
"My prayer to God is, 'If you still want me to do this, please make it happen. If you want me to keep doing this, please help me,'" she said. "'If you don't want me to then I know you'll close the door.'"
Noel, 67, an avid veterans' advocate from West Palm Beach, ran a radio show on Armed Forces Radio from 1966 to 1971 and even traveled to Vietnam to boost troop morale. She began opening shelters in 1993 in Riviera Beach and West Palm Beach before branching off into Boynton Beach.
Today, the south county shelter is the only one that remains. It's a place where there is food, clothing, clean showers, a garden, fruit trees and companionship for veterans. They've also enjoyed pet therapy from cats and dogs and even a docile dove and rooster that co-existed with the four-legged creatures.
"It becomes their home while they're there," Noel said. "So they feel stabilized."
It's a small slice of paradise for Don Marlowe, a 74-year-old who joined the Army in 1956 and served for almost 20 years. He's lived in Vetsville for the past 10 years, he said.
"I'm going to stay here till it's closed and I don't know what the rest of the men are going to do," said Marlowe, one of about a half dozen residents.
Among them is a Vietnam veteran who has deformities on his back and was exposed to Agent Orange, an herbicide used in Vietnam that proved deadly and caused birth defects, Marlowe said.
Send the price of a package of hot dogs if that's all you got, but give a little something, please. It would mean another month off the streets for a veteran and that matters, it matters a lot. If we can help Chris keep the doors open a little longer, maybe she can raise the necessary money to keep Vetsville open for the rest of the year, and beyond.
You can mail your check directly to
Vetsville Cease Fire House
291 NE 19th Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Thank you. and enjoy your Holiday.
May 24, 2009
Camping it up with the IDF
This is a blast from the past, a 1962 documentary on the Women of the World featuring the Women of the IDF... stick with it for a few minutes, you won't be sorry...
An amazing bit of film, the slight mocking tone of the commentator showed that he found the thoughts that women, especially good looking young women, that they might possibly be soldiers, and might possibly contribute to the protection of a nation, well, his attitutde and opinions and prejudices come through loud and clear. But these brave women, now in their 60s, served with courage and honor, they were brave and true, and yes, they were Jews, they were women, they were soldiers and they helped protect a nation.
Hat tip to IDF Soldier and blogger Double Tapper, who always has something good.
May 23, 2009
I had a text message exchange with my 17 year old nephew today. It ended with one word, from him, to me. That one word made me as happy as I have ever been in my entire life, and that one word was, "impossible." It's not a word I am usually pleased to hear, but today... well. It's good to be me.
I love the message in this short, silly little movie, and since I was feeling so good, I'm sharing it with you. Enjoy.
Much ado about nothing seems to pretty much sum up last week's meeting between the 0bamamessiah and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Neither one gave in to the other, nothing was resolved or even agreed upon, and Bibi went home without any DVDs or even an iPod. No fuss no bother, no real news bites, at least, on this side of the world.
However, once Bibi arrived home, things got a little interesting, that is, if you were paying attention. I was, after all, it was a landmark anniversay for Israel last week, Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, the celebration of the Liberation of Jerusalem from the Jordanians in 1967 in the Six Day War. And Bibi showed up at Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva in Jerusalem.
Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva is the Yeshiva where an arab scum murdered eight young yeshiva students last year in a brutal terrorist attack that Israel's "Partners in Peace," the palestinians, celebrated in the streets and the rest of the world refused to condemn. But I digress.
The headline you didn't see in the American newspapers:
Prime Minister Netanyahu declared, "The flag that flies over the Kotel is the Israeli flag... Our holy places, the Temple Mount -- will remain under Israeli sovereignty forever.”
Between 1949 and 1967, the religious sites in the City, as well as all of Judea and Samaria, had been under the control of Jordan, which forbid entry of Jews to the Western Wall (Kotel) and other holy places, as well as barring Christians from churches. Israel immediately opened all holy sites to all religions after the entire city was re-united in 1967, returning the Old City to Israeli sovereignty after nearly 2,000 years.
That says so much, and yet so little.
It was a victory against all odds. The moment is preserved for eternity on this old clip, the soldiers and their commanders are in awe of their accomplishment. Watch as soldiers announce that they are in the Old City. Their CO signals back “Mazal Tov, Mazal Tov!” “The Temple Mount is in our hands.” “All honor to you” is the reply. Gen. Mordechai Gur's paratroopers raise the Israeli flag, and sing the Hatikvah, the national anthem. Jewish soldiers weep as they touch the Western Wall. Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren carries a Torah into the Old City. General Dayan and his staff arrive. The shofar is blown signaling victory in battle and the joy in, once again, having access to holy Jewish land. (thanks to Robert J. Avrech at Seraphic Secret for the translation)
All of Jerusalem is now united and it will stay united. The Flag that flies over the Kotel is the Israeli Flag.
If you know anything about the history of Jerusalem, you know that before Israel took control of the Old City, the arabs had no interest in it whatsoever. The only Arab head of state to visit Jerusalem was King Abdullah of Jordan. He did so in 1951 and during that visit and because of that visit, Abdullah was assassinated on the steps of the Al Aqsa Mosque by an Arab who accused him of making peace with Israel.
Until Israel united Jerusalem, the arabs had in interest in it, none at all.
Of course, the American Media is not going to tell us that 0bamamessiah had the arrogance to tell Israel to turn the Kotel over to the United Nations, an entity run by thugs and dictators whose purpose seems to be first the destruction of the State of Israel, and then the destruction of America. They might have told us, if only Israel had bowed to 0bamessiah's demand, but Bibi declined. I wonder what else the media is not telling us.
They tell us seventy-five percent of the Jewish vote went to this man, okay then. I find it somewhat amusing that hardly anyone I know will admit to voting for him, so those that did are now deeply ashamed and nearly all of the 0bama bumper stickers have disappeared, I hardly see any on the road these days.
Can't say that I blame them. If I had voted for him, I'd be ashamed too.
May 22, 2009
Of course, if you do what he says
When the landlady of my Toronto apartment building said an outraged neighbour had filed a complaint about me over an apparently inappropriate hallway interaction with his wife, my mind raced through the countless conversations I've had with fellow tenants, none of which seemed a possible source of offence.
It turns out, it wasn't a salacious transaction that had caused the complaint, but rather a neighbourly and -- to me -- entirely forgettable greeting, little more than a brief "good morning" as I passed my neighbours on the way to work.
Still, it was enough of an affront for the man -- once a doctor somewhere in the Middle East, my landlady clarified -- to feel I had broken a cultural taboo. The incident started an awkward feud which has involved warnings not to repeat my indiscretion and one face-to-face shouting match, which included allusions to my impending death.
My landlady, who has handled the complaint with tittering trepidation, hasn't helped dispel the friction. She has told me to adhere to the demands because the man "could be dangerous," directing me to literally turn my back to the couple as they pass, never make eye contact and never hold the elevator for them, no matter what.
I don't think that's such a good idea, seems like if you do as your landlord suggests, it's likely that the next thing you know, CAIR will be up your ass for being islamophobic. Impending death sounds like a much better option.
I discussed my situation with the head of a prominent Muslim women's rights organization, who was understandably more concerned with the living conditions of the woman in question. She described the segregation of sexes as one of the worst examples of fundamentalist Islamic misinterpretation and dismissed the idea that my greeting could be construed as an offence.
Keep smiling, keep saying hello, she advised. The successful cohesion of cultures requires concessions from both sides.
Keep smiling, keep pushing him, oh, that's easy for her to say, after all it wasn't her life that was threatened, was it?
Offence or not, I have continued to greet those I share a building with, although the couple next door continue living in reclusion.
I guess that means you're saying hello to the good moslem doctor and his wife, even though he threatened your life, but oh, what heck, he probably didn't mean it anyways, they never do. He was probably just a little upset at the cultural differences, right? A little misunderstanding, just a heat of the moment thing. He's obviously an educated and intelligent man, a doctor even! I'm sure it will all work out.
Hey, why not say hello for me!
Isn't multiculturalism wonderful?
May 21, 2009
Did someone say torture?
This is but one of the terrorist torture photos that 0bama has refused to release , and no wonder! This kind of torture is just to terrible to contemplate:
May 17, 2009
Oh Joy. They're gonna start here
That's one sure way to trim healthcare costs, cut out testing, deny older patients admission to the hospital and send them home to die. Yes indeed, that's the European healthcare model, coming soon to a hospital near you.
Leaders in Washington and the healthcare industry agree that costs must be slashed to find the money to pay for care for the 45 million uninsured Americans, whose annual medical expenses on average are about twice that of Europeans.
"Leaders in Washington." I don't know why anyone in this country would think it's a good idea to put our healthcare decisions into the hands of these same "Leaders in Washington" who run the DMV and the Post Office, the same "Leaders in Washington" who have bankrupted Social Security and Medicare. The same "Leaders in Washington" who have put our grandchildren into debt so they could mail millions of dollars in stimulus money to dead people.
When they talk about those "45 million uninsureds," what those "Leaders in Washington" don't bother to tell you is that the number of uninsureds includes 10 to 15 million criminal immigrants who have snuck into this country in violation of our laws and those "Leaders in Washington" should be more concerned with kicking them the hell out instead of providing them with free healthcare at the taxpayers' expense.
And... that number includes 10 million uninsureds who live in households earning considerably more than $50,000 per year, all of whom have access to healthcare, who could afford healthcare, but who have chosen to opt out of their spouses medical plans because they choose to spend the money on something else. Seeing how they are uninsured through their own choice, those "Leaders in Washington" should allow them to live with that choice.
Finally, a good many of the rest that number of uninsured already qualify for existing government programs but are too lazy to apply for themselves or their children. Let them get off their asses and do something for themselves for a change.
The healthcare crisis in this country is manufactured by the government as a means to an end, to make more government. More government can only be a bad thing for the quality of healthcare in this country and in the end, for the quality of life in this country.
What do we have to look forward to when it comes to healthcare in this country? Well, if we are going to follow the European model, we just have to look at Europe, where healthcare is cheaper, and supposedly, better.
Healthcare in Europe is cheaper than healthcare in America and that means it's better because it's cheaper? nah, it couldn't be that, only a moron would believe that. So, it must be that a higher mortality rate is better, because other than price, that's the only area in healthcare that Europe is doing better than America.
That must be it! Europeans have a much higher mortality rate than Americans for common cancers. In fact, breast cancer mortality is 52 percent higher in Germany than in the United States, and 88 percent higher in the United Kingdom. Prostate cancer mortality is 604 percent higher in the U.K. and 457 percent higher in Norway. The mortality rate for colorectal cancer among British men and women is about 40 percent higher.
It's obvious that more people are dying of common cancers like breast cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal in Europe than in America, proving that healthcare in Europe is not only cheaper than healthcare in America, it’s much better and the higher mortality rate proves it!
Even the Canadians enjoy a cheaper healthcare system and higher mortality rate for common cancer than Americans. In Canada, breast cancer mortality is 9 percent higher, prostate cancer is 184 percent higher and colon cancer mortality among men is about 10 percent higher than in the United States.
Testing is another area that European healthcare is well ahead of us by falling way behind us. Compared to the cheaper better European healthcare model, there is too much wasteful expensive testing going on here in the states.
9 of 10 middle-aged American women (89 percent) have had a mammogram, compared to less than three-fourths of Canadians (72 percent).
Nearly all American women (96 percent) have had a pap smear, compared to less than 90 percent of Canadians.
More than half of American men (54 percent) have had a PSA test, compared to less than 1 in 6 Canadians (16 percent).
Nearly one-third of Americans (30 percent) have had a colonoscopy, compared with less than 1 in 20 Canadians (5 percent).
According to the European healthcare model, those tests are not part of a better, cheaper healthcare system and there must be less of them.
Once we have cut down on all the testing, stop finding diseases early, and stop treating them too early, and stop expensive preventative medicine, once things like cancer are allowed to get a good hold before it is discovered and people are seriously ill before they go to the doctor, then healthcare in this country will be cheaper. Once we stop wasting money on older folks who are going to die in a couple few years anyway and once we stop this useless and wasteful and expensive prolonging of life, then healthcare in this country will be cheaper and better. We will finally have achieved the European level of healthcare, instead of a doctor, the government will be in control and more people will just die instead of using up expensive medical resources.
It appears that according to the European healthcare model, the level of better and cheaper is also gauged by the level of personal satisfaction with one's personal medical healthcare. Most Americans are in fact satisfied with their personal medical coverage. Most Europeans are not. Therefore, it stands to reason that, if you're basically satisfied with your healthcare, then the government has to step in and fix it enough until you're unsatisfied with it. Then, and only then, will it be better.
Source of quoted medical statistics is here.
Some required reading...
from Time To Behead The Concubines by J.J. Jackson:
Right now in America we have the Republican Party as it sadly exists; a chattering mass of concubines who have come to believe that they are favorites of some higher authority and they will have no harm ever come to them. The problem is that we, the people, who are the real authority behind the Party are not at all amused. We have given them power. We have given them arms. We have even given them orders. But still they sit there and giggle at us as though those orders are not at all important.
We tell them to lower taxes and they giggle. We tell them to reduce the size of government and they giggle some more. We tell them to stand up for innocent human life no matter the age and they laugh out loud. We tell them to return to within the boundaries set up for them by the Constitution and they flip us the bird while mocking us openly. So the answer is obvious to anyone that has ever read Sun Tzu. The axe needs to be sharpened. The heads of the lead concubines must be lowered onto the chopping block. And these fools need to be released from their duties and obligations. It is time to behead those giddy concubines who are in charge and who are not willing to carry out the clear orders given to them.
Yes, it would appear that perhaps we should look to Sun Tzu for a solution, keeping in mind that there are many ways to
skin a cat behead a concubine, after all, there is an election coming up. Nothing says term limit better than a lost primary.
And as for senate hopeful from the great state of Florida, Charlie Crist? No way. No way Charlie. We have enough RINOs, we don't need another. I'd rather see that seat go to a flat out democrat then see you sit there and sit with the opposition. Better the devil we know then to watch you stick a knife in our backs. I have deeply regretted voting for you for governor, and I won't repeat that mistake by voting for you for senator.
May 16, 2009
How do we get rid of this guy?
RNC Chief: Gay Marriage Will Burden Small Business:
Republicans can reach a broader base by recasting gay marriage as an issue that could dent pocketbooks as small businesses spend more on health care and other benefits, GOP Chairman Michael Steele said Saturday.
Steele said that was just an example of how the party can retool its message to appeal to young voters and minorities without sacrificing core conservative principles. Steele said he used the argument weeks ago while chatting on a flight with a college student who described herself as fiscally conservative but socially liberal on issues like gay marriage.
"Now all of a sudden I've got someone who wasn't a spouse before, that I had no responsibility for, who is now getting claimed as a spouse that I now have financial responsibility for," Steele told Republicans at the state convention in traditionally conservative Georgia. "So how do I pay for that? Who pays for that? You just cost me money."
As Steele talked about ways the party could position itself, he also poked fun at his previous pledge to give the GOP a "hip-hop makeover."
"You don't have to wear your pants cut down here or the big bling," he said.
The man does not represent core conservative principles because he does not understand core conservative principles. He needs to be replaced, quickly, before he does any more damage.
I used to have a mood ring
my my. How things have changed...
May 13, 2009
Sliding down that slipperly slope
excerpt from a letter to the president...
The rest of the letter is, in a word, stunning. Run over to Rodger's, follow the link and read it.
Funny but, based on 0bama's own comments, I don't think our waterboarded troops need wait even a moment to bring such a class action suit for torture, they surely could do so based on 0bama's statements right now. What a circus of a trial that would be, with President 0bama as the star witness for the prosecution, along with all of the distinguished democrats from congress. How compelling it would be for the jury to hear such weighty testimony on whether or not waterboarding is torture.
You know, if this were a movie, it would be one of those asinine comedies where the class clown gets elected by promising to outlaw suits and ties, give everyone three day weekends, and free popcorn at the movies and then manages to almost destroy the world and at the end, you applaud when the "president" gets impeached and as the credits roll, he gets pissed on by a poodle at his new job as the town dog catcher.
Unfortunately, this is real life. We have the class clown in office, and it's getting worse every day.
I hope you're getting prepared.
May 11, 2009
Sometimes, in the end, the right thing happens.
Ayala was on a foot patrol in the village of Chehel Gazni, with teammate Paula Loyd (pictured, right). Loyd, a social scientist, approached Abdul Salam, who was carrying a fuel jug. He said he had bought it, to fuel up his motorcycle. They started talking about the price of gas. Suddenly, the man doused Lloyd in a flammable liquid and set her on fire, court documents recount.
Engulfed in a ball of flame large enough to force those near her to involuntarily back away, Paula Loyd screamed in agony as the children that had surrounded her ran away. In the several seconds following the attack, no one could get near enough to Ms. Loyd to help her. Panicked, Ms. Loyd ran around briefly before those near her pulled her to the ground. One of the platoon medics tried to put the fire out with dirt, ultimately grabbing Ms. Loyd by her foot and dragging her into the nearby drainage ditch to douse the flames. By the time the fire was extinguished, all of Ms. Loyd’s clothing had been burned off and only her helmet and body armor remained. Medical personnel would later determine that Ms. Loyd suffered second and third- degree burns over more than 60% of her body.
Ayala chased Salam down, tackled him to the ground, and restrained him with plastic cuffs. ”After about 10 minutes,” according to an Army Criminal Investigation Division affidavit, “a soldier approached the location where Ayala had Salam detained and informed the personnel in the area that Loyd was burned badly. Ayala pushed his pistol against Salam’s head and shot Salam, killing him instantly.”
Ayala was taken into custody, and flown to the United States two-and-a-half weeks later. He was charged with murder — the first military contractor to be charged with such a crime under a 2000 law that allows the prosecution of U.S. government workers who commit crimes overseas.
Ayala was a former Army Ranger, and prosecutors tried to use that against him during his trial, that he should have known better, but the defense argued that the gruesome attack on Loyd had triggered “dormant combat stress injuries.” That lead to a “perfect storm” of mental duress. Ayala simply wasn’t in control of his own actions, when he shot Salam.
The end result of the trial:
Don Ayala — the U.S. Army contractor who pleaded guilty to a revenge killing in Afghanistan — won’t be going to prison. Instead, U.S. District Court Judge Claude Hilton sentenced Ayala, a member of the Army’s Human Terrain social science project, to five years probation and a $12,500 fine.
I remember the horror I felt when this first happened. I wonder if there's any way to contribute to the payment of Don's Ayala's fine, I would consider that a worthy cause.
May 10, 2009
DEFIANCE - THE COMPLETE MOVIE - FULL-LENGTH (runtime - 2 hours and 16 minutes) - Four Jewish brothers living in Nazi occupied Poland escape into the forest where they join up with Russian resistance fighters in battling the Nazis. Throughout the war they built a village in the forest and saved the lives of more then 1200 other Jews. Based on a true story.
May 08, 2009
I'm sure his mother is very proud
Because I needed to lighten up a little and this made me laugh, I thought I'd go ahead and share it:
"World Champion Masanobu Sato flew in from Japan for the event, where he attempted to beat his own record from last year of 9 hours and 33 minutes" - you won't believe what he's champion of doing
warning - might not be safe for work!
Thanks to Bloggie for the link and the laugh.