At the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate, followed Benjamin Franklin from Independence Hall. He recorded a question asked by a lady, directed at Dr. Franklin.

The lady asked, "Well Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?"

"A republic," replied Dr. Franklin, "if you can keep it."

IN DEFENSE OF MINORITIES!

"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Liberal Thought - and our Future

In America, John Locke’s rule of law is being replaced by Hobbes’ rule by Man. As the progressives fully embrace ideologies, which hold that all values fluctuate. They will eventually deform and fluctuate themselves to extinction. 

Under liberal and "progressive" philosophies, our judges are free to embrace the concepts that values are transitory things. Witness if you will the recent decision of Federal Judge sitting in California, striking down marriage as being defined between a man and a woman.

Under a liberal and "progressive" chief executive, hundreds of thousands of acres of US Borderlands have been ceded to Mexican drug cartels - and the land grants have been proclaimed by signs posted by the government of the United States. Opening the border to more random illegal immigration is seen as the surest method to get more prospective Democratic Party voters into the US.

In America, the phony, entirely fraudulent, infantile intelligentsia and cognoscenti, worship their mythological Common Man. They reject norms and normality, bourgeois culture, and show absolute contempt for the reason of the ages and a rule of law.”

Around the world, the military and police keep this three-layer cake from collapsing but it applies equally to the United States. The American Secretary of Homeland Security proclaimed that the most profound threat to the republic was found in returning veterans. Imagine that attitude toward the custodians of a nation’s defense for a moment. Military and police who protect the Party hierarchy from ‘enemies domestic and foreign’, are objects of contempt. They persecute them at every opportunity. Recall if you will their president indicting a police officer from the bully pulpit for doing precisely what the officer should have done. Public outrage forced the Chief Executive to choke down a beer with a policeman for photo op value on the evening news. In Arizona, the bulwark standing against illegal immigration, a hand full of county sheriffs do what the Federal Government refuses to do and they face prosecution for their troubles.

On Aug. 20, obama's man at ICE, John Morton, wrote a memo stating that being in the U.S. illegally is no longer sufficient reason to send someone home. An illegal immigrant now has to be a security threat or else commit a crime — and a violent one at that. To everyone else, ICE turns the blind eye. Rule by man, not by law. What the obama regime is telling you is that, "Illegal" doesn't mean really 'illegal', anymore unless WE say it does."

ABC, NBC and CBS openly contribute to the Democratic Party, completely subverting their role as the nation's watchdogs - pushing their progressive agenda to substitute the rule of law with the Rule of Man.

The rally on the Capitol Mall and around the Lincoln Memorial yesterday pushed the concept of restoring Honor, which by its very nature is linked to maintaing the Rule of Law and preserving the Republic. The mainstream media will work hard to minimize it because their agenda is the agenda of Sol Alinski. I've read mainstream media accounts that call Glenn Beck's rally a "provocation to black people." They've called Glenn Beck a, "puffed-up huckster" and bristled that the NAACP rally near by had about 3,000 people attend while Beck's Restoring Honor rally had somewhere over 100,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial.
Jeffrey S. Howard wrote a piece today at IBD, discussing the president's 'brilliance'.
"Every person, newscaster and commentator always prefaces any, even the mildest criticism, of President Obama's policies with some statement about how dazzlingly brilliant the man is. Liberals, conservatives, independents — it never changes. Why is this? And most important of all, is it true?
"What and where is the proof that Obama is such a sharp fellow? The recorded evidence is unavailable since his academic records, and test scores from three universities are sealed at his demand...The president is unable to string a cogent sentence together without a pair of Teleprompters working perfectly. He can deliver a mesmerizing speech but can't even remember who is standing beside him when the tape runs off the tracks." 
If you really wanted rule by MAN to replace rule by LAW, why would you select obama to be the man you wanted to lead you?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Where is the TINGLE?

I just learned that President barack hussein obama will NOT be participating in the Restoring Honor rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC tomorrow. When  you consider how much he is loved by the media, it's surprising that he's going to be a no-show. Maybe Glenn Beck decided not to give him one of three medals that will be handed out. obama is accustomed to receiving awards wherever he goes, so perhaps that gaff on the part of Beck has driven him away.

I haven't felt that tingle running up my leg for some time and I thought that if obama was there for the Restoring Honor rally that I might feel it again.



Strangely, some of the media have recently confessed that the Summer Recovery where the nation would get back on its feet would bring the tingle back. Since the Summer Recovery flopped -- no tingle.

House Democrats are asserting not to count them out and they're suggesting that they'll hold onto their majority in November -- by not inviting obama to campaign for them. I am guessing that the Democrats running for re-election this cycle aren't feeling any tingle at all.

Instead of commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King's "I've got a dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial, obama and his shrewish wife will be in New Orleans, celebrating the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and of the disastrous obama response to the Gulf Oil Spill. He's trying to pour oil on the water -- so to speak -- in New Orleans while Glenn Beck steals his press in Washington. (no tingle)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ground Zero Victory Mosque (redux)


Masterful artwork h/t DALE

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, funded by the US Taxpayers to drag the sack for contributions throughout the Middle East, can in no sense be considered a moderate Muslim.

Yes, there are moderate Muslims in the world, however the mainstream usually calls for their deaths (by beheading, stoning, pouring acid on them, etc.) on a regular basis, because of their moderation. So it's not all that tough to sift out a moderate Muslim.

There are some who say that barack hussein obama is no Muslim. I don't know if he is, but my grandfather used to tell me that if a bird quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it's likely a duck.

I'm not sure which faith is more filled with hatred toward Americans and all things American, bigotry, and chauvanism -- Black Liberation Theology (barely Christian) or Islam. It would be an interesting debate because of the Nation of Islam's (Black Muslim's) embrace of Black Liberation Theology.

The atheists who comprise the bulk of the radical left in America are typically anti-religion, unless it's Islam. Then there is complete rapprochement. How completely odd. For some reason, the radical left has embraced Islam. I can't quite figure it out but perhaps they are making common cause with Islam against mainstream American values?

No matter how this thing shakes out, the Victory Mosque/Trophy Mosque will end up being a rallying point for conservatives, moderates and independents in America who universally say - build your church, but NOT THERE.



Take a moment and watch the video if you haven't already seen it.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Alvin Greene Lashes Back!


Yesterday, Greene, speaking at a voter registration drive in Chesnee, SC, commented on his indictment. He said that it was a smear campaign against his candidacy. I understand that Greene, the Democratic Party's choice to represent them in the US Senate, may be inclined to lie because he's something like 65 points behind Republican incumbent, Jim DeMint. Seriously, lying got Greene's role model, barack hussein obama, elected to the highest office in the land.

Greene's assertion that the accusation of his misconduct is a smear campaign when the arrest was in November 2009 and his candidacy filing was in April 2010 makes no sense. How is it that someone can mount a smear campaign five months before his status as a political figure? Very odd.

Before he filed for political office, he was an unemployed part-time student, looking for love on campus and finding a woman who reported him. Who would have thought to "set him up"?


Meanwhile, the Greene campaign to reduce unemployment by selling Alvin Greene action figures is doing a brisk business.


And his rap video seems to be gaining popularity.

He can also boast of being a legitimate US Citizen! That's quite a boast when you consider others who have hidden their citizenship and other records. Alvin may be a cretin, but he's an open book.




Saturday, August 21, 2010

Islam Points the Way!

>>WARNING - GRAPHIC<<







The Prophet, Muhammad nstead he encouraged his followers not to perform the most radical form of mutilation (infibulation) [– this would be type III in this diagram-] ……telling them in his sunna not to “overdo it.”




Book 41, Number 5251:Narrated Umm Atiyyah al-Ansariyyah:



"…When you circumcise then do not cut severely, since that is better for her and more pleasing to the husband." (Reported by Abu Dawud and Al-Baihaqee and declared Hasan by Shaikh Al-Albani)…”
Also: 

"Better for the woman and more pleasing for the husband" and that it is "Better of the face and more pleasing to the husband." (Reported by Al-Baihaqee)

Thus Muslims have the practice known as “sunna circumcision.”  Muhammad’s statements (sunna) continue to be cited in support of this most Islamic of traditions. According to the shafi school of Islamic law, which is followed by many Muslims, it is an obligation to “circumcise” girls for their own good.

Islam online - Renowned Muslim scholar and Sheik Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, (who is the "spiritual leader" of the Muslim Brotherhood (the largest Muslim organization in the world with umbrella groups like Hamas and the Council of American Islamic Relations -CAIR) explains why he would personally mutilate the genitals of his daughters:


“…whoever finds it serving the interest of his daughters should do it, and I personally support this under the current circumstances in the modern world…”
97% of Egyptian women (and in some areas 99% of Muslim women) have been lucky enough to have their genitals mutilated as stipulated by the beloved Prophet of Islam.

So the next time you start chanting about the rights of the Religion of Peace, you need to consider that they should be known by their works. The Muslim World is a barbaric place. But it's also barbaric in the West as the UK Guardian reports. Take a moment to follow the link and look at the disturbing video of female genital mutilation from July 25, 2010.
"I came to the living room and there were loads of women. I later found out it was to hold me down, They bring lots of women to hold the girl down. I thought I was going to be brave so I didn't really need that. I just lay down and I remember looking at the ceiling and staring at the fan.


"I don't remember screaming, I remember the ridiculous amount of pain, I remember the blood everywhere, one of the maids, I actually saw her pick up the bit of flesh that they cut away 'cause she was mopping up the blood. There was blood everywhere."


Some 500 to 2,000 British schoolgirls will be genitally mutilated over the summer holidays. Some will be taken abroad, others will be "cut" or circumcised and sewn closed here in the UK by women already living here or who are flown in and brought to "cutting parties" for a few girls at a time in a cost-saving exercise. (UK Guardian - Link Above)










Friday, August 20, 2010

Kickback Friday




There's no political agenda in this post - simply an interesting ad and an invitation to take a break for summer has almost passed.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Who guards the Republic of Mexico?

The short answers vary: The Mexican Army, The Federal Police (Federales), the Cartels.

I wonder if the cartels could do a better job:

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Viva!

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Viva!

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Islam vs Christianity


One of the most touching stories of sin and forgiveness - of redemption and the opportunity to start anew is the famous story of Jesus' intervention when a crowd was about to stone an adulterous woman. His words, to let the person "who is without sin cast the first stone", sent the mob (of men who apparently hired the harlot regularly) retreating in shame. Jesus asked the woman, "Where are thine accusers?" He then told the woman. "Neither do I condemn thee. Go and sin no more." 

The Quran teaches us that, Mohammed was confronted with a similar situation. A pregnant adulterous woman had come to him requesting that he pray with her for forgiveness. He sent her away until the baby was born. When she came back months later, he sent her away until the child was weened. When she came back as directed, he took the child and gave it to one of his men as a gift. Mohammed then ordered the mother buried up to her shoulders and stoned to death. 

It really is time for media pundits, college professors, and self-serving politicos to stop making shallow moral equivalence statements about Islam, the Quran, and the Crusades.
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November 1, 2008 - MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – A 13-year-old girl who said she had been raped was stoned to death in Somalia after being accused of adultery by Islamic militants, a human rights group said. Dozens of men stoned Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow to death Oct. 27 in a stadium packed with 1,000 spectators in the southern port city of Kismayo. 

Amnesty International and Somali media reported, citing witnesses. The Islamic militia in charge of Kismayo had accused her of adultery after she reported that three men had raped her, the rights group said.


There is a definite disconnect between Christianity and Islam.



Sunday, August 15, 2010

Jobs and the Recovery

What more can you say?

Cordoba Initiative

As most of you know, the Cordoba Initiative calls for a creation of an Islamic Mosque two blocks from Ground Zero in New York City.

There are some who claim that the initiative does not go far enough. When you think about it the hole in the ground (still) that was once the World Trade Center could be filled with an even more impressive monument than an uber mosque...the first ever Islamic amusement park!

The brochures (below) were created by my friend Todd D. as examples of a new Islamic Amusement Park and monument to the fallen hijacker pilots of those aircraft who made Ground Zero possible in the first place:



Think of it as an even more impressive monument to religious tolerance!

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Obama Citizenship Issue

Did S. Ann Dunham, mother of barack hussein obama, immigrate him to Indonesia and did he become an Indonesian citizen?

Evidence suggests that she might have:

Note that the president's mother's first given name is "Stanley". It can be a bit confusing when you're looking at the paperwork. She was named for her father and her mother: "Stanley Ann".
Note in the document above, the child Barack Hussein Obama (Soebarkah) is to be removed from his mother's passport.

We don't know why because the President won't tell us, but additional evidence suggests that Lolo Soetoro adopted him and that young Obama became an Indonesian citizen.


Once in Indonesia, Barack Hussein Obama, quite possibly adopted legally by Lolo Soetoro, his step father, is enrolled in an Indonesian state school (Muslim school) under the name "Barry Soetoro".





The relationship between the US and Indonesia was very tense in the 1960's and it's likely that adoption was the only way that little Barack/Barry could enter a state school in Indonesia. Indonesia does not allow dual citizenship.

Sept. 18, 1962
Lolo Soetoro, a 32-year-old citizen of Indonesia, was admitted to the United States as an exchange visitor under Section 212(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to participate in graduate studies at the Center for Cultural Technical Interchange Between East and West, University of Hawaii.

Lolo Soetoro's program at the University of Hawaii terminated June 15, 1964. On June 19, 1964, the universitygranted permission for him to remain in the United States for practical training until June 15, 1965.

March 20, 1964
Stanley Ann Dunham Obama divorced Barack Hussein Obama in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit, State of Hawaii.

March 24, 1965
Ann Dunham marries Lolo Soetoro in Molokai, Hawaii, as documented by Certificate of Marriage, License No. 80296, State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Research, Planning and Statistics Office

July 19, 1965
Stanley Ann Dunham is issued Passport No. F777788 by U.S. Department of State (passport application destroyedby State Department in 1980s). It is unknown whether Dunham had a U.S. passport prior to 1965, because the State Department claims her passport records prior to 1968 were destroyed in the 1980s in accordance with unspecified "guidance" from the General Services Administration.

Dec. 12, 1966
Application by Lolo Soetoro to obtain a waiver of the foreign-residency requirements of the student visa that allowed him to come to Hawaii to attend the University of Hawaii is denied, as documented by letter dated Dec. 12, 1966, from John F. O'Shea, district director, U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service. Soetoro argues that the hostility in Indonesia made it unsafe for his wife to travel to Indonesia and that the separation caused by forcing him to return to Indonesia would be a financial hardship for his wife. The Immigration and Naturalization Service rejected the argument, saying in Mr. O'Shea's letter Dec. 12, 1966, that the hardship Soetoro described was "usual" in such cases.

July 20, 1966
Lolo Soetoro leaves Hawaii to return to Indonesia, according to multiple references within Department of Justice and Immigration and Naturalization Service documents.

June 29, 1967
Dunham applies to the State Department to amend her U.S. Passport No. F777788 to change her name from Stanley Ann Dunham to her married name Stanley Ann Soetoro. The marriage to Lolo Soetoro is listed on the amendment form as having occurred March 13, 1965, in Molokai, Hawaii.

October 1967
Ann Dunham Soetoro travels from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Jakarta, Indonesia, via Japan Airlines, using U.S. Passport No. 777788, documented by a request by Dunham Soetoro to obtain an exception allowing her to travel on an expired passport. The request was granted by the State Department Oct. 21, 1971.

Barack Obama accompanies his mother, traveling as a child named on her U.S. Passport No. 777788. Obama incorrectly identifies the 1967 flight with his mother to Indonesia as being on a Pan Am jet, and he recalls a three-day stopover in Japan (Source: Dreams from My Father, page 31). State Department records list no other travel to Indonesia by Dunham Soetoro from 1967 to 1971.

Aug. 13, 1968
Dunham Soetoro applies from Jakarta, Indonesia, to the U.S. State Department to renew her Passport No. F777788, issued July 19, 1965, for an additional two years. The passport is renewed until July 18, 1970, five years from its issuance.

In the same application, she amends her Passport No. F777788 to exclude her child, identified as Barack Hussein Obama (Soebarkah), from her U.S. passport.

Aug. 15, 1970
Obama's half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, was born to Lolo Soetoro and Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro in Indonesia.

1971, unidentified date
Barack Obama lived in Indonesia for "over three years by that time," discussing a visit with his mother to the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta at an unspecified time before he returned to the U.S. (Source: Dreams from My Father, p. 30).

"In Indonesia, I had spent two years at a Muslim school, two years at the Catholic school" (Source: "Dreams from My Father," p. 154).

Obama was in Indonesia from the time he was 6 years old until age 10, from 1967 to 1971.

On an unspecified date in 1971: Barack Obama returns from Indonesia to Hawaii alone, unaccompanied by his mother (Source: "Dreams from My Father," p. 53). Obama asserts he hands his grandparents his U.S. passport upon arrival in Honolulu (Source: Dreams from My Father, p. 54).

Nothing in the released Freedom of Information State Department documents indicates Dunham Soetoro assisted her son in obtaining a U.S. passport in Indonesia after she amended her passport to remove his name.

To date, Obama has refused to release to the U.S. public his State Department passport records and international travel documentation.

Oct. 21, 1971
U.S. Department of State allows Dunham Soetoro to enter the United States on her expired passport No. F777788. The State Department exception form notes the departure from the U.S. related to the trip was the Oct. 1967 flight Dunham Soetoro took to Indonesia from Hawaii on Japan Airways.

Oct. 20-21, 1971
Dunham Soetoro departs from Jakarta, Indonesia, on Pan American Airlines Flight No. 812, arriving Oct. 21, 1971, in Honolulu, Hawaii, traveling on the exception granted by the State Department on Oct. 21, 1971, to use her expired passport No. F777788.

End of October 1971
Barack Obama Sr. travels from Kenya to Honolulu to attend a school reunion at the University of Hawaii and to visit his son and ex-wife.

Obama's father travels to Hawaii two weeks after his mother travels from Indonesia to Hawaii; father returns to Kenya and mother returns to Indonesia after New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 1972 (Source: "Dreams from My Father," p. 62).

Did Obama's mother remove him from her passport to establish him as an Indonesian citizen, both for his safety and his acceptance in Indonesian schools?

If Dunham had wanted her son to retain U.S. citizenship, she could have kept him on her passport and avoided the trouble of filing an amendment with the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta.

On Aug. 13, 1968, the date Dunham filed the amendment, there was no reason to anticipate she would send her son home alone, something she did not decide to do until three years later, in 1971.

In her own handwriting on the passport amendment, Dunham declared, "I intend to continue to reside abroad for the following period and purpose," stating her stay in Indonesia is "indefinite" because she is "married to an Indonesian citizen."

Lolo Soetoro also appears to have had an influence on convincing Dunham to change her mind about sending Obama to school in Indonesia. Both were worried about that prospect when they were pleading for Lolo not to be forced home in 1966.

A letter to the file by INS/DOJ investigator Robert R. Schultz, dated May 24, 1967, documents a telephone call he had with Dunham in Hawaii on May 12, 1967.

"She also indicated that her son is now in Kindergarten and will commence the first grade next September and if it is necessary for her and the child to go to Indonesia she will educate the child at home with the help of school texts from the U.S. as approved by the Board of Education in Honolulu," Schultz wrote.

Obama would not have needed Indonesian citizenship to study in Jakarta at home with his mother.

Clearly, from the registration record from the Assisi school, being listed as an Indonesian citizen was useful to Obama, much as his mother and stepfather had pleaded to U.S. officials before Lolo Soetoro was denied the waiver he needed to stay in the U.S. legally past 1966.

A previously unknown stepsister of Barack Obama died unexpectedly earlier this year. Internet researchers made the link between the president and his previously undisclosed stepsister, Holiyah "Lia" Soetoro Sobah, after translating from obituaries published in Indonesia. She died Feb. 26, 2010. The obituaries identified Lia as having been adopted by Lolo Soetoro, Obama's stepfather, and Ann Dunham Obama Soetoro, the president's mother.

The surfacing of Lia as an adopted child of Lolo Soetoro and Dunham raises the question of whether Barack Obama himself might have been adopted officially as Lolo Soetoro's stepson while in Indonesia from 1967 to 1971.

According to ABC News (a pro-obama news outlet), the president traveled to Pakistan in 1981. Because he won't release records to the public, there's no way to know whether Barack Hussein Obama traveled on an Indonesian Passport (documents and facts above suggest that he might have become an Indonesian citizen), on a British Passport because his father was a British subject or on a US Passport. The issue could be cleared up by Obama himself if he was willing.

Factcheck.org dismisses the passport issue but does so without any evidence. READ HERE what they say.

This blog reflects research done by people other than me -- a lot of other people. I am simply packaging and re-posting here based on the Freedom of Information Act Request made by Christopher Strunk, News organizations and others.

I leave any conclusions to the reader.

However, I suggest that there is a reason why the president has not made his records public.




obama's Imperial Presidency

"Progressives" will feel good about this new portrait of their champion and Emperor.



Enjoy, he has two years left.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Run Down

We're all sliding into the Dog Days of Summer, there have been primary elections and some Democrats are crowing because their candidates won when pitted against other Democrats and barack hussein obama is not being asked to campaign for anyone in the mid-term elections.

Let's run down the news for a moment.

HAPPY COUPLE

Rush Limbaugh tied the knot with a beautiful lady.


The Limbaugh wedding received much less press than the Chelsea
Clinton wedding, but rose peddles and popping champagne corks
clearly mark the season!


SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER



Jack Willoughby's new crime thriller, Murder, for the Hell of it, will soon be available on shelves. The long awaited novel will also be available on amazon.com.

THE OBAMA AGENDA


The latest word for the White House remains the same. 
If you have a problem, blame George W. Bush. If you
don't have a problem, thank us..."America is the problem".

NEW WAR

By many accounts, Israel is ramping up for another expedition into Lebanon as the Middle East remains predictably unstable. American pandering to Iran doesn't seem to have done much to slow their production of nuclear weapons and delivery systems to wipe out the State of Israel. American Jews remain confident that barack hussein obama will protect them even if Israel is turned into a sea of radioactive glass.

Even as Americans are dying daily in a war against radical islam in Iraq and Afghanistan"Progressives"
push for a mosque to be built two blocks from the site of the devastated World Trade Center in New York City 

THE  TEA PARTY

Most Americans who never thought they'd be called upon to keep the Republic are stepping up and joining the throng. "Progressives" who have labeled them as racists and extremists have continually been made to look foolish as their champions spent three trillion dollars in the last 18 months and have nothing to show for it. 

Groups of "progressives" who paint themselves 
as Nazis try to infiltrate patriot assemblies.

While Missouri, Virginia, Florida and a coalition of states have gone to court to repeal ObamaCare, the shining gem that Democrats passed through Congress without reading... and boasted about it. 

Senator Harry Reid is disgusted that legal residents of the United States include large percentages of the Hispanic population seem to refuse to support his and obama's program to allow illegal immigration. The Illegals Aliens, however continue their unflagging support of the obama agenda (below):





Saturday, August 7, 2010

Can we rescue Islam from Ignorance?

barack hussein obama wants NASA to work hard to help Muslims feel good about themselves (The Guardian). As many of you know by now, it's one of the top missions of the US Space Agency. NASA took America to the Moon but I don't know that it can really do much for Islam. Some Muslims claim that Islam is the 'religion of peace' but it's a very tough claim to substantiate.



Just how do you talk to people who think it necessary and right to cut off the nose and ears of a young woman because she fled an abusive home, or kill medical aid workers who are serving the poor in Afghanistan? How do we, as foreigners in a foreign land, effectively wrest power and authority and moral legitimacy away from these people? And if we can 't, what are we doing there? Killing our enemies [Al Qaeda] and the allies and harborers of our enemies [Taliban] is a good enough reason for me, but do we really think we are going to build a modern nation-state out of this place or its peoples? Do we really believe we have the god-awful power it takes to accomplish that?

Let's pull down a few headlines from the recent news:

Afghan medical mission ends in death for 6 Americans. (August 7 - Associated Press)

Ten members of the Christian medical team — six Americans, two Afghans, one German and a Briton — were gunned down in a gruesome slaughter that the Taliban said they carried out, alleging the volunteers were spying and trying to convert Muslims to Christianity. The gunmen spared an Afghan driver, who recited verses from the Islamic holy book Quran as he begged for his life. -- You might want to browse the article because it's about a medical team bringing humanitarian assistance to people without doctors and dentists who were murdered for their trouble.


Bibi Aisha, a young Afghan wife whose ears and nose were cut off by her husband, is heading to the United States on Wednesday for reconstructive surgery. Aisha made headlines and was on a recent cover of Time magazine, showing the plight of women in Afghanistan.

"When they cut off my nose and ears, I passed out," Aisha said, describing the attack. "It felt like there was cold water in my nose. I opened my eyes, and I couldn't even see because of all the blood."

Aisha says her mutilation was an act of Taliban justice for the crime of shaming her husband's family.

At 16, she was handed over to her husband's father and 10 brothers, who she claims were all members of the Taliban in Oruzgan. "I spent two years with them and became a prisoner," she said.

She eventually ran away but was caught by police in Kandahar. And although running away is not a crime, in places throughout Afghanistan, it is treated as one if you are a woman. Eventually her father-in-law found her and took her back to her abusive home.

She was taken to a Taliban court for dishonoring her husband's family and bringing them shame. The court ruled that her nose and ears must be cut off, an act carried out by her husband in the mountains of Oruzgan, where they left her to die.

A few tender mercies of justice from the 'religion of peace'.

Stepping back in time there was the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 AD. That was 550 years ago, but The West is not without fault when it comes to religious torture. However we got over it a long time ago. Islam still boasts that sort of horror in the present day.

How can you make a silk purse out of a sow's ear in Afghanistan? Can you bring Islam kicking and screaming into the modern era where young teenage girls are not sold into slavery - and are punished by horrible mutilation when they try to escape? 

CAN   NASA   REALLY   DO   THAT?

It's tougher then landing men on the moon and returning them safely to earth.




Thursday, August 5, 2010

911 Mosque - another perspective

I'm hopeful that the Souix Indians will put up a tribute statue to General Custer. Custer, known to the Indians as "Son of the Morning Star" because he preferred to ride down on Indian encampments at dawn and catch the women sleeping. He killed what men were in camp, women, children, the aged and also used artillery to mow them down. Killing women, children and old people was easy for George Armstrong Custer. He had a different experience at the Little Big Horn when he met an overwhelming number of men. 

All the same, where is the tribute to the fallen soldiers? If only the Souix nation was open minded, they'd embrace this idea.




Since our American president is a closet Muslim and we know that other important Muslims want to erect a monument to the fallen airplane hijackers from 911 in New York City - a mosque would seem to be appropriate. How better to honor the murderers of women, children and the helpless than a mosque? Maybe America will feel the healing influence of a mosque, brought to us by the 'religion of peace'.

The photo (right) shows the proximity of the 911 Mosque to the yet to be repaired damage to the World Trade Center.

This healing move by the City of New York simply makes me tingle...maybe a lot like "journalist" Chris Matthews said he felt when barack hussein obama spoke.



DALE suggests a tribute to the Japanese airmen who were lost at Pearl Harbor.





I'm waiting for those pesky Jewish people to build a memorial to Adolph Hitler in Jerusalem. If you're Jewish, you might want to reach out to Yad Vashem and ask them to work on the project. I can see it now. A large park filled with statues of storm troopers with Hitler, Eichmann, Borman and Goebles standing on a dias overlooking the men -- let's put it right next to the wailing wall.


Something like this (using Mayor Bloomberg's reasoning) would help the Jewish people begin to heal after the holocaust.


Maybe put a shrine to the fallen Nazis immediately adjacent (touching) the old Temple to show the world that all is forgiven.  And as a nice touch, what about a monument to all the Muslims who died while body packing bombs that they lit off in public places and on public busses in Israel.

Let's begin to heal!




AMERICA, what the FU@K is wrong with you?

The 911 Mosque is an absolute OUTRAGE.  Have we become so passive and weak so as to allow this sort of thing to exist? I guess the answer to that would be yes. This blog's principal question is "can we keep our Republic".  My answer, given the crap I've seen spew out from the daily outrages perpetrated by the barack hussein obama regime and from things such as the 911 Mosque make me doubt that we can.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Should We REDUCE Taxes?

"Tax reduction thus sets off a process that can bring gains for everyone, gains won by marshalling resources that would otherwise stand idle—workers without jobs and farm and factory capacity without markets. Yet many taxpayers seemed prepared to deny the nation the fruits of tax reduction because they question the financial soundness of reducing taxes when the federal budget is already in deficit. Let me make clear why, in today's economy, fiscal prudence and responsibility call for tax reduction even if it temporarily enlarged the federal deficit—why reducing taxes is the best way open to us to increase revenues."  —President John F. Kennedy, Economic Report of the President, January 1963

President Kennedy was not a conservative - but you don't have to be a conservative to understand that taxation is one of America's methods of controlling the national economy. The home mortgage interest deduction is but a trivial example.

The Great Depression was precipitated by President Hoover in early 1930, when he signed into law the largest ever U.S. tax increase on traded products—the Smoot-Hawley Tariff. President Hoover then thought it would be clever to try to tax America into prosperity. Using many of the same arguments that barack hussein obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are using today, President Hoover raised the highest personal income tax rate to 63% from 24% on Jan. 1, 1932. He raised many other taxes as well.

President Roosevelt then debauched the dollar with the 1933 Bank Holiday Act and his soak-the-rich tax increase on Jan. 1, 1936. He raised the highest personal income tax rate to 79% from 63% along with a whole host of other corporate and personal tax rates as well. The U.S. economy went into a double dip depression, with unemployment rates rising again to 20% in 1938. Over the course of the Great Depression, the government raised the top marginal personal income tax rate to 83% from 24%. Is it any wonder that the Great Depression was as long and deep as it was?

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