Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Remember them

Yet even more evidence our state dept. is bugshit friggin crazy

?what the ??????? is Condi thinking? this is nuts!

WND Exclusive
'Mr. Suicide Bomb' goes to Washington
Rice, lawmakers met with Muslim sheik known for justifying attacks on Israelis for Islam'

Posted: November 13, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com

Sheik Taysir Tamimi

A senior Muslim cleric who is a prominent justifier of suicide bombings met last week with senators and congressmen and consulted last month with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, WND has learned.

Sheik Taysir Tamimi, chief Palestinian justice, also claimed in a recently released book for which he was interviewed that the Torah was "falsified," Jewish and Christian history were "invented," the Jewish Temples never existed and the Al Aqsa Mosque was built by angels.

"I am very glad to have this occasion to speak to Congress and the Senate and have access to groups and individuals that form American policy," said Tamimi in a statement.

"I emphasized in the meetings the importance of religious coexistence and that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be solved without creating a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital," the he said.

Tamimi is considered the second most important Palestinian cleric after Muhammad Hussein, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.

(Story continues below)

He met in Washington last week with a slew of lawmakers as part of a new interfaith religious organization – the Council for Religious Institutions in the Holy Land – formed with the stated purpose of promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace.

The council includes Israeli chief rabbis, top Muslim Palestinian judges and leading Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant clerics from Israel and the Palestinian areas. It is reportedly funded by the United States Agency for International Development, which also provides millions in annual aid to help the Palestinians build infrastructure in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Tamimi and the council met Nov. 6 with Sens. Joseph Liebermann, I-Conn.; Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; and John Ensign, R-Nev. The next day the sheik held meetings with more than a dozen House members, including Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to Congress.

Tamimi also reportedly met last week with David Welch, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs, and consulted last month with Rice regarding how to promote a future Palestinian state.

His office told WND the Islamic cleric is slated to meet with President Bush, but no such visit could be verified.

Tamimi's Washington trip was timed to generate support for an upcoming U.S.-sponsored Annapolis summit at which Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is expected to outline a Palestinian state including most of the West Bank. Some reports claim Olmert also is willing to cede sections of Jerusalem.

According to media reports, Tamimi and his group expressed to U.S. lawmakers last week a six-point platform that includes plans to set up a panel representing all the faiths that would condemn media or government incitement against any religious group; a board that would review educational materials for incitement; and a "hot line" to address any emerging crisis surrounding access to holy sites.

But in the recently released book, "Schmoozing with Terrorists," by WND Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein, Tamimi presented a different attitude, stating Jews have no right to Jerusalem or to Judaism's holiest site, the Temple Mount.

Tamimi also is well-known for his justification of Palestinian suicide bombings and was accused by Israel of inciting violence at the beginning of the second Palestinian intifada that started in September 2000.

When asked to condemn suicide attacks during a video-taped interview with Klein for "Schmoozing" earlier this year, Tamimi refused.

Instead Tamimi stated: "A suicide bomber who sees he will get killed by F-16s prefers to defend himself and has nothing but himself to defend himself. ... We believe he who gets killed will go to Allah in the sky and be with the prophets and the martyrs and the just people."

Tamimi went on during the interview with Klein to claim Jews have no historical connection to Jerusalem or Israel and that the Jewish Temples never existed.

"Israel started since 1967 making archeological digs to show Jewish signs to prove the relationship between Judaism and the city, and they found nothing. There is no Jewish connection to Israel before the Jews invaded in the 1880's," said Tamimi.

"About these so-called two Temples, they never existed, certainly not at the Haram Al- Sharif (Temple Mount)," Tamimi said.

The Palestinian cleric denied in "Schmoozing" the validity of dozens of digs verified by experts worldwide revealing Jewish artifacts from the First and Second Temples throughout Jerusalem, including on the Temple Mount itself; excavations revealing Jewish homes and a synagogue in a site in Jerusalem called the City of David; or even the recent discovery of a Second Temple Jewish city in the vicinity of Jerusalem.

He said descriptions of the Jewish Temples in the Hebrew Tanach, in the Talmud and in Byzantine and Roman writings from the Temple periods were forged and that the Torah was "falsified" to claim Biblical patriarchs and matriarchs were Jewish when indeed they were prophets for Islam.

"All this is not real. We don't believe in all your versions. Your Torah was falsified. The text as given to the Muslim prophet Moses never mentions Jerusalem. Maybe Jerusalem was mentioned in the rest of the Torah, which was falsified by the Jews."

Asked about the Western Wall, one of the holiest Jewish structures, Tamimi said the wall was a tying post for Muhammad's horse and that it is part of the Al Aqsa Mosque, even though the Wall predates the mosque by over 1,000 years.

"The Western Wall is the western wall of the Al Aqsa Mosque. It's where Prophet Muhammad tied his animal which took him from Mecca to Jerusalem to receive the revelations of Allah."

Tamimi went on to claim to Klein the Al Aqsa Mosque, which has sprung multiple leaks and has had to be repainted several times, was built by angels.

"Al Aqsa was build by the angels 40 years after the building of Al-Haram in Mecca. This we have no doubt is true," he was quoted as saying in "Schmoozing."

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

U.N. eaten up with the dumbass alert

UN Blames Israel for Palestinian Terrorism. Yes, Really...


In the UN's bizzaro world, it's Israel's fault Hamas uses Gaza as a launching pad to fire daily barrages of Qassam rockets at Serdot....

The head of the U.N. agency responsible for aiding Palestinian refugees said Wednesday that Israel's near economic blockade of the Gaza Strip is fueling support for extremists and shattering hopes for a peaceful future.

"They're trying to punish those who've taken control of Gaza but in fact they're punishing everybody inside Gaza, a very small percentage of whom support the people who are controlling Gaza right now," (they voted Hamas into power you fucking shithead -ed.) Karen Koning AbuZayd of the United Nations Works and Relief Agency said.

The violent takeover of the Gaza Strip last June by the Islamic militants of the Hamas movement, and their continual rocketing of Israel, has led to Gaza's increasing isolation. In September, Israel declared Gaza a "hostile entity," clearing the way for economic sanctions.

from Weasel Zippers

Hope for peaceful co-existence in Iraq

I pray that stories such as this become commonplace over there.

Thanks and Praise

Thanks and Praise: I photographed men and women, both Christians and Muslims, placing a cross atop the St. John’s Church in Baghdad. They had taken the cross from storage and a man washed it before carrying it up to the dome.

A Muslim man had invited the American soldiers from “Chosen” Company 2-12 Cavalry to the church, where I videotaped as Muslims and Christians worked and rejoiced at the reopening of St John’s, an occasion all viewed as a sign of hope.

The Iraqis asked me to convey a message of thanks to the American people. ” Thank you, thank you,” the people were saying. One man said, “Thank you for peace.” Another man, a Muslim, said “All the people, all the people in Iraq, Muslim and Christian, is brother.” The men and women were holding bells, and for the first time in memory freedom rang over the ravaged land between two rivers. (Videotape to follow.)

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A local son dies in Iraq

Petty officer 2nd Class Kevin R. Bewley was from the little town of Hector, Ark. — but he was among the thousands of enlisted Navy personnel who for a year or two make Whidbey Island their home.

Petty Officer Bewley, 27, died Monday while performing one of the more dangerous duties in Iraq.

He was part of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team, and he died of wounds suffered when a bomb detonated while he was conducting operations in Salah ad Din province, said the Navy.

Petty Officer Bewley was a member of EOD Mobile Unit 11, based at the Naval Air Station at Whidbey Island. So far, out of 160 members in the group, six have been killed in Iraq, said a spokeswoman for the base.

His father, Ron Bewley, of Hector, said, "Let me tell you, man, it's hard to bury your boy when he gets killed in Iraq. ... My son's name is Kevin Ronald Bewley. He was born April 18, 1980. He was born at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville, Ark. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. I'm his daddy."

Petty Officer Bewley was part of a tight-knit group of EOD members, said his brother, Jay Patrick Bewley, 32, a San Francisco consultant.

"It's very much a brotherhood in his unit. They were all transplants," said Jay Bewley.

The brothers loved to travel together; they made a driving trek to the Arctic Circle.

"We lived our lives with no regrets. We took a trip at every opportunity. We did things together. There was nothing left unsaid. It was just the way we lived," Jay Bewley said.

After first joining the National Guard, Petty Officer Bewley joined the Navy in November 2001. He already had served a deployment in Iraq in 2006. "He literally had disarmed hundreds of bombs. Each one he disarmed saved someone's life," Jay Bewley said.

In addition to his brother and father, Petty Officer Bewley is survived by his mother, Connie Whitaker of Greenbrier, Ark.; and his daughter, McKinnzie Bewley of San Antonio.

Although the Navy news release said Petty Officer Bewley died when a bomb detonated, his brother said the Navy told him Bewley had disarmed two bombs when there was small-arms fire.

"That's important," said the brother. "He did his job right."

Services will be held in Arkansas. Details are pending.

I remember this kid working in the local grocery store and didn't even know he'd joined the Navy, small town kids go to school and move to the "big city" quite often. This is not the news you want to hear from such, My Prayers to Petty Officer Bewley and his Family. Thank you for your service to the country, I'm so sorry it cost you so much.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

IAEA jumps in update

I mentioned the IAEA jumping in to investigate the claims that Israel had bombed a secret reactor in Syria in a previous post

Here's an update from LGF:

IAEA Chief Springs Into Action, Condemns Israel

Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 1:05:11 pm PST

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, Mohamed ElBaradei, who has never succeeded in stopping a single country from developing nuclear weapons, is condemning Israel for the airstrike on Syria’s nuclear facility: IAEA chief lashes out over Israeli raid in Syria.

Because the UN is the “eyes and ears of the international community.” We’re not supposed to notice that those eyes are willfully blind, and those ears willfully deaf.

Chief UN nuclear watchdog Mohamed ElBaradei Sunday accused Israel of taking “the law into their own hands” with a raid on Syria, and demanded more information about what was hit.

Neither Israel nor the United States has furnished “any evidence at all” to prove that the Syrian site bombed last month was a secret nuclear facility, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency told CNN.

“That, to me, is very distressful because we have a system; if countries have information that the country is working on a nuclear-related program, they should come to us. We have the authority to go out and investigate,” he said.

“But to bomb first and then ask questions later, I think it undermines the system and it doesn’t lead to any solution to any suspicion, because we are the eyes and ears of the international community.”

Well, one thing you can say about El-Baradei and the UN, at least they're predictable.

The scariest jack-o-lantern ever carved

Can be seen here

state dept. foolishness alert

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anxious not to repeat mistakes of past Middle East peace-making, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has turned to former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter for tips ahead of her own conference this year.

Rice invited Carter, a vocal critic of Bush administration policies, to the State Department on Wednesday where the two discussed his Arab-Israeli peacemaking efforts in the 1970s, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said on Friday.

Their talks were "good and cordial," he said. They focused on the Middle East and not Carter's recent criticism of President George W. Bush's policies in Iraq and elsewhere.

A Soviet specialist, Rice also telephoned another former Democratic president, Bill Clinton, who tried, and ultimately failed, in his eight years in office to bring the Israelis and Palestinians together.

"She's trying to draw on the historical record and the experiences of others to see -- see what she can glean and how that may be applicable to the current day," McCormack said.

"She is a student of history and has a keen appreciation for how we can apply the lessons of history, what we can learn from those who have gone before us," he said.

Other sources of advice have been former U.S. negotiator Dennis Ross and ex-secretaries of state James Baker, Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright. Rice meets frequently for lunch with Albright, whose father taught Rice at Denver University.

Rice has made clear she will devote all her energy in the Bush administration's final 14 months to get what others have failed to attain in the past -- a viable, independent Palestinian state living side by side with a secure Israel.

The top U.S. diplomat, who has been to Israel and the Palestinian Territories seven times this year and returns next week, is preparing the ground for a Palestinian statehood conference expected to be held in late November or early December, in Annapolis, Maryland.

Clinton hosted many Middle East peace summits at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, even in his final month in office in January 2001, but never managed to get an Israeli-Palestinian deal.

Carter held secret negotiations at Camp David that led to a 1978 deal between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin.

Rice also has been scouring historical records for pointers. During her summer break in August, she checked out volumes of historical background from the State Department's library on Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking, a department official said.

Nothing like this to inspire confidence in our state dept. huh? seek advice from the guy responsible for Iran being fully controlled by shia fundmentalists, and the guy who elevated a ruthless self serving terrorist to the level of statesman. Great! that's using your noggin Dr. Rice.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The coming "Mother of all tax hikes"

well, electorate, there's no such thing as a free lunch, Hillary promises free stuff to you, somebody has to pay for it. where does the government get it's money? YOUR WALLET! always has, always will.

From weasel zippers:

At a bipartisan Ways and Means caucus last night, Chairman Rangel outlined his long-awaited “Mother of All Tax Hikes” legislation. The basics of the package are simple: This is the largest individual income tax increase in history.

The bill will add a 4% surtax on Americans earning more than $150,000 a year ($200,000 for couples). That is on top of the scheduled expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. So, under Democrats’ plan, over the next few years, the individual income top tax rate in the United States will rise from 35% to 44%. By way of comparison, the other 29 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries – basically other developed nations - have an average top marginal tax rate of 35.7%. In fact, only five OECD countries would have higher top marginal tax rates in 2011 than the United States if the Democrats’ bill is enacted.

This crushingly high tax rate will affect approximately 10 million taxpayers directly - including those who report business income, like small business owners and farmers - but the damage will ripple throughout our economy. Because small businesses and family farms often pay their income taxes as individuals, this is a massive tax hike on the engine that drives job growth in this country.

more here

Monday, October 15, 2007

A "the world is going nuts" link dump

The news Media went Goregasmic over Al Gore's efforts to create peace in our time by scaring the world about global warming. Gore enjoys the company of laureates Mohamed El Baradei, Jimmy Carter, and especially Yasser Arafat! the boys at red state update have a few comments:

lgf bit
Malkin bit
Crittenden bit

Our President fearlessly fights states who have the audacity to prosecute Mexican tourists who were just having a bit of fun, raping, sodomizing, then strangling two teenage girls. yet, curiously, does not have the time to look in to the Ramos-Compean issue, where two Border agents shot and slightly wounded an armed drug smuggler in self defense, and find theirselves in prison for this.

Malkin bit

dhimminsanity in Britain

The IAEA jumps in to save the world!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Absurdhimmitude at critical mass in New York

graphic stolen from wild thing

NYC's Tallest Building not Knocked Down by Muslims lit in Their Honor...

NEW YORK - The Empire State Building will be illuminated green this weekend to mark the Islamic holy days of Eid-al-Fitr (EED-ALL-FEET-er).

The joyous "Festival of Fast-breaking" marks the end of Ramadan, a month of intense spiritual renewal.

This year is the first time the famous skyscraper will be aglow for the Islamic holiday. A spokeswoman for the building's owner says it will be an annual event, in the same tradition of the yearly skyscraper lighting for Christmas and Hanukah.

In Islam, the color green symbolizes a happy occasion and the importance of nature. It will be illuminated from Friday through Sunday.

Go Figure, I'd have thought even New Yorkers would have a longer memory than this, How about Memorializing the victims? or the brave Firemen who lost their lives instead? JEEZ!

Quoted from Weasel Zippers

Update: more from investors business daily

More posts on this from:

Wild Thing


Malkin has a link to a good interview of Hersi Ali

What's the sum total of Hillary's campaign?

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.

Well? Which candidate is promising the most money? that will probably be our new president, why? sadly,it's because of the ignorance of the electorate.

Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.

decisions, decisions......

Monday, October 08, 2007

Most terrorists agree

Terrorists from the Al-Aqsa martyr's brigade to Hamas agree, they want Hillary for US president! and feel like she's the best choice to help them carry on their operations. they even contributed to a book about it!

What a world we live in, eh?

Monday, October 01, 2007

How to be a good democrat

1. You have to be against capital punishment, but support abortion on demand.

2. You have to believe that businesses create oppression and governments create prosperity.

3. You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans are more of a threat than U.S. Nuclear weapons technology in the hands of Chinese and North Korean communists.

4. You have to believe that there was no art before Federal funding.

5. You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by cyclical documented changes in the earth's climate and more affected by soccer moms driving SUV's.

6. You have to believe that gender roles are artificial but being homosexual is natural.

7. You have to believe that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding.

8. You have to believe that the same teacher who can't teach fourth graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex

9. You have to believe that hunters don't care about nature, but loony activists who have never been outside of San Francisco do.

10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn it.

11. You have to believe that Mel Gibson spent $25 million of his own money to make "The Passion of the Christ" for financial gain only.

12. You have to believe the NRA is bad because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports certain parts of the Constitution.

13. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.

14. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinem are more important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Edison, and A.G. Bell.

15. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas and set-asides are not.

16. You have to believe that Hillary Clinton is normal and is a very nice person.

17. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn't worked anywhere it's been tried is because the right people haven't been In charge.

18. You have to believe conservatives telling the truth belong in jail, but a liar and a sex offender belonged in the White House.

19. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying drag, transvestites, and bestiality should be constitutionally protected, and manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.

20. You have to believe that illegal Democrat Party funding by the Chinese Government is somehow in the best interest to the United States .

21. You have to believe that this message is a part of a vast, right wing conspiracy.

22. You have to believe that it's okay to give Federal workers the day off on Christmas Day but it's not okay to say "Merry Christmas."

Friday, September 28, 2007

'nuther music break

Saw a little part of a TV special of these ladies a few weeks ago, first I'd heard of them, they blow me away.

doo, doo, doo lookin out (her) back door

Picture shamelessly stolen from Missy's Blog

The terrorists (and terrorist apologists) within

Frankly, I find it amazing so many people seem to think that if we would just get rid of Israel, the Jewish people, and George Bush the Islamists would suddenly be pacified, peaceful, and get along with the rest of us.

I ask you all, just how immature, ignorant, and stupid do you have to be to believe this? yet, My observance of the warm welcome Ahmadinejad got here indicates many of our young college students seem to think just that. Makes me wonder what ever happened to critical thinking, basic psychology, and fundamentals of logic. I't doesn't seem these things are taught much anymore.

What part of Islamic society appeals to these youngsters? the Burqha's? female circumcision? penal amputation? summary execution of gays, apostates, and whoever pisses off the government?

Why do so many youngsters seem to dispise the freedom they grew up in? what I do know is freedom like we enjoy here today is maintained with a lot of effort, who will put forth that effort years from now? Will the US and these personal freedoms just fade away due to apathy? I'm beginning to wonder.

The grand pooba of terrorist apologists.

h/t Very Rev. Fr. Gregori

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Stupid is as stupid does

Okay class, which story is stupider (yeah, I know that's not a word, but it ought to be).

story 1
story 2

French kiss a rattlesnake, or appease a terrorist? what to do, what to do.....humm, is there really any difference?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Statistics worth looking at

Do illegal immigrants think they are above the law here in the USA? looks that way to me!

Is the Iraq war death toll a bit over hyped? Hell yeah!

Is the main stream media full of shit? obviously so.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Look over Huckabee!

Mike placed a good showing in Iowa, any good conservative would have to like his position on issues of the day, look over his website

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Notable quotes about Islam

Here's a few quotes worth reading about Islam, I may add more when I get time.

John Quincy Adams on Islam:

"In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar [i.e., Muhammad], the Egyptian, [.....] Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST.- TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE.... Between these two religions, thus contrasted in their characters, a war of twelve hundred years has already raged. The war is yet flagrant ... While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will towards men."

Winston Churchill on Islam:

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it.

No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.

-- Sir Winston Spencer Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899)

‘The Wahabis profess a life of exceeding austerity, and what they practice themselves they rigorously enforce on others. They hold it as an article of duty, as well as of faith, to kill all who do not share their opinions and to make slaves of their wives and children. Women have been put to death in Wahabi villages for simply appearing in the streets. It is a penal offense to wear a silk garment. Men have been killed for smoking a cigarette, and as for alcohol, the most energetic supporter of the temperance cause in this country falls far behind them. Austere, intolerant, well armed, and bloodthirsty, in their own regions the Wahabis are a distinct factor which must be taken into account, and they have been, and still are, very dangerous to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, and to the whole institution of the pilgrimage, in which our Indian fellow-subjects are so deeply concerned….The Emir Bin Saud has shown himself capable of leading and, within considerable limits, of controlling these formidable sectaries.'

Friday, July 27, 2007

What the ....

For those easily frightened, upset, subject to fits of terror, who thought "scary movie" was, in fact, scary. DO NOT LOOK AT NUMBER FOUR ON THIS LIST!!

Must read, Dr. Sanity addresses the cost of freedom

This is a great post covering a bit of common sense seemingly lost since the second world war.

Is Iran's nuclear program about to be blown away?

Considering the current political climate, the rumblings from certain Intel sources are curious. Can we afford to let Ahmadinejad have nuclear weapons? no. will acting against him have popular support? no. so? might as well act, the world would be the better for it, and Bush will be unpopular either way. makes these stories interesting, the first one I haven't been able to source anywhere else, and I nearly ignored it because of that, but it's a good conversation starter anyway. if anyone gets more news of this, let me know.

This one has been bouncing about the last couple of days, looks like the air force is going deep somewhere soon, by the looks of it.

Friday, July 20, 2007

My appeal for all who love freedom, READ THE QURAN!

If there is any hope to combat terrorism, oppression, and violence in these latter days, freedom loving people need to identify who the enemy IS. That can't be accomplished by maintaining a willful ignorance. I am not an arrogant jerk who wants to feel superior, I simply want to expand knowledge about terrorism, violence, the differences between various religions etc. and I know if I can obtain this knowledge, anybody else can. trust me, I'm no genius!

There are threats to the western way of life! what kind of world do you want your children and grandchildren to live in? do you want your girls to have to live in a burkha and under sharia law? do you know what sharia law is? do you know there are serious european government officials who want to let the Muslims living amongst them to establish their own sharia courts? do you realize what this means? do you want the US to follow suit? do you think you should learn something about this?

Do you realize Ahmadinejad, president of Iran has stated he intends to blow Israel off the map? do you realize he has to, to be true to his faith? do you know what jihad is? do you realize jihad will not stop until Islam dominates the world? PLEASE folks, read up on these thoughts. here are a few links to good sources.

a great basic introduction to Islam can be found here

Robert Spencer is posting an outline on the Quran here

Look at the main page of that site for any number of books on the subject.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Sir Winston Churchill, posthumously snubbed by british academia

Don't worry Sir Winston, you can have a place of honor in my history book anytime.

Britain's World War II prime minister Winston Churchill has been cut from a list of key historical figures recommended for teaching in English secondary schools, a government agency says.

The radical overhaul of the school curriculum for 11- to 14-year-olds is designed to bring secondary education up to date and allow teachers more flexibility in the subjects they teach, the Government said.

But although Adolf Hitler, Mahatma Gandhi, Joseph Stalin and Martin Luther King have also been dropped from the detailed guidance accompanying the curriculum, Sir Winston's exclusion is likely to leave traditionalists aghast.

Sir Winston's grandson Nicholas Soames, also a Conservative Member of Parliament, described the move as "madness.

blog it
Update: looks like there is some protest going on in the British press and Government about this, good, there should be a lot of anger over this, one has to be amazed at the desire of liberals to rewrite history.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Our National Anthem

Unless you know all four stanzas of the Star Spangled Banner you may
find this most interesting.Most of us probably didn't realize what
Francis Scott Key's profession was or what he was doing on a ship.
This is a good brush-up on our history.

(Editor's Note- Near the end of his life, the great science fiction
author Isaac Asimov wrote a short story about the four stanzas of our
national anthem. However brief, this well-circulated piece is an eye
opener from the dearly departed doctor......) "I have a weakness -- I
am crazy, absolutely nuts, about our national anthem. The words are
difficult and the tune is almost impossible, but frequently when I'm
taking a shower I sing it with as much power and emotion as I can. It
shakes me up every time."


I was once asked to speak at a luncheon. Taking my life in my hands, I
announced I was going to sing our national anthem -- all four stanzas.
This was greeted with loud groans. One man closed the door to the
kitchen, where the noise of dishes and cutlery was loud and
distracting. "Thanks, Herb," I said.

"That's all right," he said. "It was at the request of the kitchen

I explained the background of the anthem and then sang all four
stanzas. Let me tell you, those people had never heard it before -- or
had never really listened. I got a standing ovation. But it was not me;
it was the anthem.

More recently, while conducting a seminar, I told my students the story
of the anthem and sang all four stanzas. Again there was a wild ovation
and prolonged applause. And again, it was the anthem and not me.

So now let me tell you how it came to be written.

In 1812, the United States went to war with Great Britain, primarily
over freedom of the seas. We were in the right. For two years, we held
off the British, even though we were still a rather weak country. Great
Britain was in a life and death struggle with Napoleon. In fact, just
as the United States declared war, Napoleon marched off to invade
Russia. If he won, as everyone expected, he would control Europe, and
Great Britain would be isolated. It was no time for her to be involved
in an American war.

At first, our seamen proved better than the British. After we won a
battle on Lake Erie in 1813, the American commander, Oliver Hazard
Perry, sent the message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."
However, the weight of the British navy beat down our ships eventually.
New England, hard-hit by a tightening blockade, threatened secession.

Meanwhile, Napoleon was beaten in Russia and in 1814 was forced to
abdicate. Great Britain now turned its attention to the United States,
launching a three-pronged attack.

The northern prong was to come down Lake Champlain toward New York and
seize parts of New England.

The southern prong was to go up the Mississippi, take New Orleans and
paralyze the west.

The central prong was to head for the mid-Atlantic states and then
attack Baltimore, the greatest port south of New York. I f Baltimore
was taken, the nation, which still hugged the Atlantic coast, could be
split in two. The fate of the United States, then, rested to a large
extent on the success or failure of the central prong.

The British reached the American coast, and on August 24, 1814, took
Washington, D.C. Then they moved up the Chesapeake Bay toward
Baltimore. On September 12, they arrived and found 1,000 men in Fort
McHenry, whose guns controlled the harbor. If the British wished to
take Baltimore, they would have to take the fort.

On one of the British ships was an aged physician, William Beanes, who
had been arrested in Maryland and brought along as a prisoner. Francis
Scott Key, a lawyer and friend of the physician, had come to the ship
to negotiate his release.

The British captain was willing, but the two Americans would have to
wait. It was now the night of September 13, and the bombardment of Fort
McHenry was about to start.

As twilight deepened, Key and Beanes saw the American flag flying over
Fort McHenry. Through the night, they heard bombs bursting and saw the
red glare of rockets. They knew the fort was resisting and the American
flag was still flying. But toward morning the bombardment ceased, and a
dread silence fell. Either Fort McHenry had surrendered and the British
flag flew above it, or the bombardment had failed and the American flag
still flew.

As dawn began to brighten the eastern sky, Key and Beanes stared out at
the fort, trying to see which flag flew over it. He and the physician
must have asked each other over and over, "Can you see the flag?"

After it was all finished, Key wrote a four stanza poem telling the
events of the night. Called "The Defense of Fort McHenry," it was
published in newspapers and swept the nation. Someone noted that the
words fit an old English tune called, "To Anacreon in Heaven" -- a
difficult melody with an uncomfortably large vocal range. For obvious
reasons, Key's work became known as "The Star Spangled Banner," and in
1931 Congress declared it the official anthem of the United States.

Now thatwe know the story, here are the words. Presumably, the old
doctor is speaking. This is what he asks Key:

Oh! say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
Oh! say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

("Ramparts," in case you don't know, are the protective walls or other
elevations that surround a fort.) The first stanza asks a question. The
second gives an answer:

On the shore, dimly seen thro' the mist of the deep
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep.
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream
'Tis the star-spangled banner. Oh! long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

"The towering steep" is again, the ramparts. The bombardment has
failed, and the British can do nothing more but sail away, their
mission a failure. In the third stanza I feel Key allows himself to
gloat over the American triumph. In the aftermath of the bombardment,
Key probably was in no mood to act otherwise? During World War I when
the British were our staunchest allies, this third stanza was not sung.
However, I know it, so here it is:

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footstep's pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

(The fourth stanza, a pious hope for the future, should be sung more
slowly than the other three and with even deeper feeling):

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation,
Blest with victory and peace, may the Heaven - rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, for our cause is just,
And this be our motto --"In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

I hopewe will all look at the national anthem with new eyesandlisten
to it, the next timewe have a chance, with new ears.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Farfour is a dead Rat, and glascow terrorist is a krispy critter

Who will teach the kiddo's to hate now? since farfour bought the farm.

What a lovely children's program!

Watch this video and notice the Rat's grandpa call Tel Aviv "occupied" territory, you see, Arabs want ALL of Israel, and all Jews gone, yet our leadership wants to do business with them, sending millions in cash and weapons, THAT'S disgusting! and should be an embarrassment to all Americans.

Notice Farfour's Grandpa is human, what did grandpa's boy do? screw a rat? must have.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Tag, I'm it

I've been tagged by Fr. Gregori, Here's the Q&A:

1. Name your favorite Band.

Well, I don't really have a favorite, I like everything from classic Rock, Country and even Classical when in the mood.

2. favorite historical politician

Fr. Gregori will have to share Reagan with me, and while I'm pretty conservative I admire John Kennedy, and F.D.R. for being strong leaders in trying times, who stood up for the security of this country with all their strength.

3. Favorite historical, International politician.

I like Churchill too, and will add Margret Thatcher too, she, like Reagan, did a lot to bring the cold war to it's (sort of) end.

4. give the short pitch about my blog?

I just write about what catches my attention and I want to comment on, no real theme, rhyme, or reason to it, but Religion and Politics are my two favorite subjects to talk and write on.

5. other than where you live, what cities do you like.

I like open spaces, cities are OK places to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

6. my favorite current politician?

Well, so many are so UNimpressive these days it is sad. My former Governor, Mike Huckabee, I like his position on about everything.

7. Are you a Wilsonian Idealist or a Nixonian realist in the field of foreign policy.

Nither one, I'm a Reagan foreign policy fan, get er done!

8. favorite obscure movie?

I seldom even watch the popular ones, much less obscure.

9. My favorite restaurant?

Humm.. I don't really have a favorite there either.

10. My favorite you tube music video.

this one, why? 'cause you can't go wrong with Handel.

Friday, June 29, 2007

The cheerful, friendly Saudi's

Nothing like talking to an Arab to destroy any hope at peace in the middle east, this from our moderate Saudi friends.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The socialized healthcare utopia

There seems to be a few problems in paradise, Talk of rationing health care in the U.K, and new doctors there having to leave home to get work overseas? awww... who'd a thought there would be problems with government financed healthcare??

Monday, June 18, 2007

What the Middle east war is really about

Killing all the JOOZ!

watch this, it's both factual and Important.

And read these
too! Y'all need to understand Islam.

h/t wild thing

The U.N. and the Episcopal church

Seem to have minds so open their brains fell out. Moral equivalence is a psychotic disorder. as seen by these following posts.

Abouna Gregori has a very interesting post on the all embracing Episcopal church.

Wild thing has a take on the U.N.'s Idiocy, as does LGF seen here and here

Read em and weep.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Great Democrat of the past, JFK

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

When was the last time you heard a Democrat talk like that?
Read this, and compare to today's crop of DNC candidates.

update: This post from American Thinker brings the same thought.

D-day, 63 years ago today

Remembering the greatest generation's finest hour, the fortitude of Americans and their leadership of the day.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Border security

What's that? you say? Many politicians don't seem to know, Including our president. I'd like to have a simple disagreement with these folks, but since they've called me a racist xenophobe simply because I believe in border security, (no, I don't have a problem with LEGAL immigration). they can kiss my ass!

what MM has to say is worthy of note.

what Ragnar has to say is too.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Ignorance is NOT a virtue

This was a comment I posted on another blog, the post was decrying the "missed opportunity" of the Saudi peace plan, posted no less on the very day dozens of Qussam rockets blasted sdirot. Willful ignorance just blows my mind.

"It's amazing, the number of people who will not bother to lift up a Quran and read it, or even listen to the terrorists when they plainly state their intentions to utterly destroy Israel, and western civilization. just pat the cute little terrorists on the head in the most condescending way imaginable, thinking of them as little mis-behaving children. caring not one whit about the wanton slaughter committed in the name of Islam for centuries. of course, my "unbalanced, unrefined view" of the situation will cause the leftist terrorist lovers to ignore this comment, after all, to them there is no wrong or right, just "differing but equally valid worldviews". meting out death and destruction is a valid "lifestyle choice" that the UN ought to protect, right? "

Monday, May 14, 2007

note to active military from Gen. Petraeus

From General Petraeus:

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen serving in Multi-National Force-Iraq:

Our values and the laws governing warfare teach us to respect human dignity, maintain our integrity, and do what is right. Adherence to our values distinguishes us from our enemy. This fight depends on securing the population, which must understand that we—not our enemies—occupy the moral high ground. This strategy has shown results in recent months. Al Qaeda’s indiscriminate attacks, for example, have finally started to turn a substantial proportion ofthe Iraqi population against it.

In view of this, I was concerned by the results of a recently released survey conducted last fall in Iraq that revealed an apparent unwillingness on the part of some US personnel to report illegal actions taken by fellow members of their units. The study also indicated that a small percentage of those surveyed may have mistreated noncombatants. This survey should spur reflection on our conduct in combat.

I fully appreciate the emotions that one experiences in Iraq. I also know first hand the bonds between members of the ” brotherhood of the close fight. ” Seeing a fellow trooper killed by a barbaric enemy can spark frustration, anger, and a desire for immediate revenge. As hard as it might be, however, we must not let these emotions lead us—or our comrades in arrns—to commit hasty, illegal actions. In the event that we witness or hear of such actions, we must not let our bonds prevent us from speaking up.

Some may argue that we would be more effective if we sanctioned torture or other expedient methods to obtain information from the enemy. They would be wrong. Beyond the basic fact that such actions are illegal, history shows that they also are frequently neither useful nor necessary. Certainly, extreme physical action can make someone “talk;” however, what the individual says may be of questionable value. In fact, our experience in applying the interrogation standards laid out in the Army Field Manual (2-22.3) on Human Intelligence Collector Operations that was published last year shows that the techniques in the manual work effectively and humanely in eliciting information from detainees.

We are, indeed, warriors. We train to kill our enemies. We are engaged in combat, we must pursue the enemy relentlessly, and we must be violent at times. What sets us apart from our enemies in this fight, however, is how we behave. In everything we do, we must observe the standards and values that dictate that we treat noncombatants and detainees with dignity and respect. While we are warriors, we are also all human beings. Stress caused by lengthy deployments and combat is not a sign of weakness; it is a sign that we are human. If you feel such stress, do not hesitate to talk to your chain of command, your chaplain, or a medical expert.

We should use the survey results to renew our commitment to the values and standards that make us who we are and to spur re-examinat ion of these issues. Leaders, in part icular, need to discuss these issues with their troopers—and, as always, they need to set the right example and strive to ensure proper conduct. We should never underestimate the importance of good leadership and the difference it can make.

Thanks for what you continue to do. It is an honor to serve with each of you.

David H. Petraeus,

General, United States Army


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

From Ramadi, with love

News you won't see in the MSM, but worth noting is, the troops on the ground see this war as winnable, so why listen to the political hacks?

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Saturday, April 28, 2007

A nail in the coffin of freedom

This news just sucks, Egyptian Sandmonkey is quitting his blog due to safety reasons, and perhaps to cool the heat on friends and family. a voice of reason out of Egypt is silenced. shit!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Are we becoming whimps?

After the horror, and the grief, a little thinkin must be done...

The only thing necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.
The best defense is a strong offense.

Why is it these quotes of wisdom no longer seem to apply? what's changed in the world?

Sunday, April 22, 2007