Friday, December 22, 2006

Reining in the CAIR Treatment

From Gates of Vienna
This story has been all over the place: Rep. Virgil Goode, Fifth District of Virginia, sent a letter to some voters in his district attacking Minnesota Representative Ellison’s plan to use the Koran as the scripture by which he will be sworn into office for the coming Congressional term. According to Goode, his letter was a response to his constituents expressing concern that Keith Ellison, the CAIR boy, is going to be serving in Congress at all. If you remember, back in October, Gates of Vienna posted on Mr. Ellison’s somewhat checkered past, including his extreme anti-Semitism and the fact that CAIR had underwritten his campaign.
Finally, Mr. Bowman ends with this:

However, there is a small Muslims of America community in western Charlotte County. In recent weeks, members of an organization calling itself the Christian Action Network have sought to have changed the name of the main road, Sheikh Gilani Lane, that runs through the African-American community.

Here is the letter (edited slightly for this post) that I sent to Mr. Bowman about his news report—

Mr. Bowan:

Your article on Rep. Goode’s letter had this quote:

“However, there is a small Muslims of America community in western Charlotte County. In recent weeks, members of an organization calling itself the Christian Action Network have sought to have changed the name of the main road, Sheikh Gilani Lane, that runs through the African-American community.”

Sir, with all respect, this group of people swear their allegiance to a Pakistani terrorist, Sheikh Gilani, who is not permitted in this country, and who is thought to be the mastermind of several assassinations in this country, not to mention the death of Daniel Pearl.
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Here is the first of several articles we researched and wrote on this group:

“Jamaat al Fuqra in Virginia”:

A snip:

“But first: some background on Jamaat ul-Fuqra. The group was founded in New York by Sheikh Gilani in New York in 1980. Its current headquarters is in Hancock, New York, and it has various compounds, or Jamaats, scattered throughout the United States and Canada, notably in Colorado, New York, Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia. Most of the adherents are reported to be American-born Black Muslims who follow a strict Islamist ideology.

Sheikh Gilani, you may remember, is the cleric with whom Daniel Pearl had arranged an interview back in January of 2002. Unfortunately, Mr. Pearl was betrayed by his sources, and then abducted and beheaded. Sheikh Gilani was arrested later that month and languishes in Pakistani custody.

So this is the kind of people we are dealing with here. They launder money, smuggle firearms, plan and carry out assassinations and bombings, and conduct intense Islamist indoctrination, including inside American prisons.”

The South Asia Terrorism Portal is a wealth of information on this group and its goals.

Also see The Politics of CP, whose research is extensive. Since he is harder to track down than we are, I insisted that my fellow-blogger pass any further information to this man, who has the most complete and current information on JF in America. I am concerned for our own safety if we do much more on the subject.

Before further stories and predictable quotes about Rep Goode’s “Islamophobia” are distributed, I think a look into Jamaat al Fuqra is warranted. It is this kind of group to which Goode is saying “enough.”

We live in rural Virginia, but I might add that Richmond is not exempt. It is thought that the Beltway Snipers went to ground (for rest and refuge) at several JF compounds about 45 minutes from Richmond, in “rural Virginia.” That kind of thing could happen again.

Make no mistake, Mr. Rowan, these people loathe us. They are heavily armed, their girl children do not go to school, and the compounds are run-down and unkempt. This is mainly because most of their welfare money goes to the guru in Pakistan — who lives like royalty, by the way. We have received emails from disaffected members about visiting Pakistan and becoming disillusioned at the great chasm between their lives and his.

It is ironic, but not unusual, that American taxpayers are indirectly supporting a known and dangerous terrorist. “Jamaat al Fuqra” means “Community of the Impoverished” and that name certainly describes the adherents of this cult in this country.

I’m glad Rep Goode spoke up. It’s time to turn back immigration, both from the Middle East and Mexico. I voted for him precisely because Goode sees that our culture, any culture, cannot assimilate people that quickly. And in the case of many Muslims and Mexicans, assimilation is not in their plans. You have only to listen to what they say or see what they do to know that this is the case.

I plan to work as hard as I can to prevent in the US the tipping point Europe has reached. This is not easy when one is fighting Saudi-financed mosques and groups like JF. The infiltration in our country continues apace. And one of the hotspots is our Commonwealth.

I realize this message is anathema in Charlottesville and environs. However, it wouldn’t be if Jamaat al Fuqra set up a compound in, say, the Belmont area. But, of course, it won’t. Stealth operations don’t work that way.

One wouldn’t expect a reporter to risk himself personally exploring this group. Believe me, it’s an unsettling experience. But I would ask that you do whatever research you can online. We have. People write us — from places like Georgia and Hancock, NY, and Tennessee who are really scared about what they see — including the heavy duty weapons.

If you do the research, sir, Rep Goode’s remarks won’t seem “Islamophobic.” In fact, I believe it was his sudden introduction to the problem by a Lynchburg group — who showed him a photo of the Sheikh Gilani Lane street sign, a state-named road — that may have been the catalyst for his response.

As for Rep. Ellison, you have only to look into his record to know he is bought and paid for by Saudi/CAIR money. Here’s my take on it:

“Will Minnesota Send the First CAIR Muslim to Congress?”

Personally, I don’t care if he swears on the Koran or on a James Joyce novel, or — as some office holders do — on nothing at all. I’m not interested in what he says, only in what he does. And what Ellison has done so far is pretty alarming. His cheap publicity stunt making sure everyone knew he was going to use the Koran to be sworn into office is just that: politician sleaze publicity.

Gates of Vienna

Note to readers: Strictly speaking, the Koran is the Constitution of Islam, so by placing his hand on this book, Mr. Ellison is implicitly repudiating the American Constitution. That’s what I mean by words versus deeds.
Emphasis mine. This post sums up my feelings exactly. And much more eloquently.

islam, politics

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Sen. Clinton talks of holiday traditions

"We've never had a mother who ever ran for or held that position," the former first lady told the all-female cast of ABC's "The View."
Oh really?

Does this woman EVER do any homework whatsoever? And just who really does want her for a Commander-in-Chief? I know that I do not.

politics, president, hillary, woman

Monday, December 04, 2006

Dear Muslims: Which "House" is America to you?

Excellent post by Amil Imani on American Thinker. Some significant excerpts (emphasis mine):

People are familiar with Islam's classification of the world into the Dar-ul-Solh, the house of peace, meaning the house of Islam-and the Dar-ul-Harb-the house of war, meaning the house of non-Islam. Ironically, the self-proclaimed house of peace, from its early years, has waged war against the house of war.

Also there is a little-known third "house" according to Islam-Dar-ul-Aman, the non-Islam house of safety where Muslims find refuge.

The democratic rule of Dar-ul-Aman is not a void system invented by the infidels, as your devious self-serving theocrats leaders claim. Democracy is the best product of humanity's caring and decent people: the rule of the people, by the people, for the people.

America is not perfect. No human enterprise ever is. Yet, America is the closest country to a true Dar-ul Aman in the broadest sense. And it is Americans, overwhelmingly "infidels", who make America what it is. While America opens its doors to the poor, the hungry and the oppressed of the world, Americans open their hearts to the less fortunate people of various lands by their unsurpassed generosity. No nation gives more aid to international charities, as percentage of its gross domestic products, than the American people.

This "Refuge," a nation of all nations called America, is indeed the harbinger of the not too far away world of the future. A future world where liberty rules supreme and fascisms of all forms, including Islamofascism, will be remembered as horrific impediments to humanity's ever-forward-march toward the goal of making this presently darksome village earth a reflection of heaven.

politics, islam

Saturday, November 18, 2006

OJ Simpson

OJ Simpson is not only being paid to speak publicly but is also publishing a book on the murders of his ex-wife(the mother of his children) and Ron Goldman!!! How sick and demented can he be? To profit from the death of the mother of your children???
Have we as a society become so complacent that we accept whatever is thown at us? I for one would burn in hell before I supported such an act. Oh, I wonder why his daughter Sidney, has problems? Think about it. Aw gee it wasn't because she was born with money, it wasn't society, it was because she is affected by her father and his lack of reasoning, lack of remorse and lack of morality and human decency. How we let him get away with it and profit from this is beyond me....

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Michelle Malkin on Michael Moore

I thought I would fisk for fun.
Moore: A Liberal's Pledge to Disheartened Conservatives
Me: Dear dismayed conservatives:
WhatAMaroon: A response to deluded lefties

Moore: I, and my fellow signatories, hereby make these promises to you:
Me: I hereby make these promises to you.
WhatAMaroon: Just me, and me alone, am commenting here on your thoughts to conservatives.

Moore: Should a mass murderer ever kill 3,000 people on our soil, we will devote every single resource to tracking him down and bringing him to justice. Immediately. We will protect you.
Me: We will protect your lives and livelihoods.
WhatAMaroon: Our military has been protecting you for years. Not just since Nov 7 2006. And conservatives consistently support them and their mission.

Moore: We will always respect you for your conservative beliefs.
Me: We will listen to and respect your beliefs.
WhatAMaroon: Respect us for our beliefs? Since when? How many books have been written bashing conservatives? Let's see, you mean like Stupid White Men? or Worst Person? or Lying Liars? to name just three. Or how about the movies like Death of a President?

Moore: We will respect your religious beliefs, even when you don't put those beliefs into practice. // We will let you marry whomever you want, even when some of us consider your behavior to be "different" or "immoral."
Me: We will never try to force you to change your religion, sexual orientation, or first language.
WhatAMaroon: Oh really? Captain Fantastic and Gandalf disagree.

Moore: We will never stick our nose in your bedroom or your womb. What you do there as consenting adults is your business. We will continue to count your age from the moment you were born, not the moment you were conceived.
Me: We will do our best to reduce the number of abortions in our country.

WhatAMaroon: EEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't want that picture in my head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get it out!!!!!! Michael Moore's nose in someone's womb!!!!!!!!!!!! Either way, empty promises. Abortion on demand at taxpayer's expense. I guess they missed the part in the Constitution where the people decide those issues, and who pays for what. The debate was never engaged, just foisted on the American people by an activist Supreme Court. And does Michael Moore think he is a god, who is HE to determine when life begins? Let's see he says in one breath we will respect conservative's opinions, but not on this issue?
Moore: We will not tolerate politicians who are corrupt and who are bought and paid for by the rich.
Me: We will have no tolerance for corruption and cronyism, even in our own party.

WhatAMaroon: Let's just start with Clinton, shall we? Let's not even get into Carter, Pelosi, Murtha, Kennedy, et al.
Moore: And we promise you we will go after the corrupt politicians on our side FIRST.
Me: ESPECIALLY in our own party.
WhatAMaroon: See above.

Moore:We will never, ever, call you "unpatriotic" simply because you disagree with us. In fact, we encourage you to dissent and disagree with us.
Me: We will never tell you that you are unpatriotic. We will never tell you that your opinion doesn't count.
WhatAMaroon: Disagree? You think treasonous behavior is simple disagreement?

Moore: When we soon bring our sons and daughters home from Iraq, we will bring your sons and daughters home, too. They deserve to live. We promise never to send your kids off to war based on either a mistake or a lie.
Me: We will never waste your lives for power.
WhatAMaroon: Neither a mistake nor lie this war be. How is fighting terrorism a war for power? How about thinking of this a war as a struggle for EMpowerment? Thank you.

Moore: We will go after any elected leader who puts him or herself ahead of the people.
Me: We will hold our leaders to a high ethical standard and when they succumb to lust for power, WE WILL HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE.
WhatAMaroon: See above.

Moore: If we fail to do this, we need you to call us on it.
Me: If we forget this, please, please, please, remind us.
WhatAMaroon: You have already failed. I am reminding you. Note to Dems: Murtha is a BAD choice for House Majority leader. Failure one. Failure two: Calls to defund the war.

Moore: You are every bit as American as we are.
Me: We need you to do this. You are America as much as we are. Let's go.
WhatAMaroon: Prove it. So far, you haven't. Don't ask again.

Michael Moore, politics, DU

Sunday, November 12, 2006

My Thoughts on your thoughts of Nov 7

Ok my take is everyone better play nice together and make our country united and strong otherwise we are in for a world of hurt. Thinking that hopefully they will all realize that our military is in desparate need. No more cuts there please!
And Hillary, if you put up with that crap from Bill when he was in office keep your mouth in check and play nice. Good lord and you all have to ask why I have whiteknuckles???

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

My thoughts on the events of Novemeber 7 you ask?

Well, I will tell you.

My mom has said that Republicans shoot themselves in the foot, and we all know Mother is always right.

How does this bode for us? For me,(bearing in mind that I have moonbats in my belfry, meaning my house is full of them, I am the lone conservative voice) there will be a lot of gloating.

Having read many analyses so far this morning, here is my take:
1. Dems will overplay their hand and over-estimate this slight take over as a win for themselves, rather than a loss for the Reps.
2. Conservative initiatives, for the most part (gay marriage etc) won well.
4. Conservative leadership? See ya'!
5. Welcome to the new Mommy State!

As a corollary to the new mommy state, we now have TWO moms - Nancy and Hillary. The sandbox is not big enough for both of them, so let's wait and see when the catfights begin. Hillary does not play well with others.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

What the heck is in the water in NY?

The move to ease the requirements for altering one’s gender identity comes after New York has adopted other measures aimed at blurring the lines of gender identification. For instance, a new shelter policy approved in January now allows beds to be distributed according to appearance, applying equally to postoperative transsexuals, cross-dressers and “persons perceived to be androgynous.”

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority also agreed last month to let people define their own gender when deciding whether to use the men’s or women’s bathrooms.

In New York, the proposed change comes after four years of discussion among health officials, an eight-member panel of transgender experts and vital records offices nationwide.

“It’s based on an arbitrary distinction that says there are two and only two sexes,” she said. “In reality the diversity of nature is such that there are more than just two, and people who seem to belong to one of the designated sexes may really belong to the other.”
Are they kidding? Diversity of nature? Where? What is the data on which they based this assumption?

This sounds like the pseudo-science that was waxed poetic in the LA Times:
When Man Mated Monkey.

Do these people EVER take into account the law of unintended consequences? And what about the majority of us who are NOT transgendered? We don't have a say in this policy change? EIGHT people are dictacting policy to the rest of NY, eight people with their own agenda to promote?

And as hot air points out:
All this time same-sex couples have been trying to make the law conform to their gender.

Now they can make their gender conform to the law...

Evolution, science, NY, transgender, New York

Friday, November 03, 2006

Halloween at the University of Pennsylvania

Little Green Footballs Wacademia Watch
The Pictures
Michelle's take
Hugh Hewitt and contact information
The creep's web site and his obsessions
Amy Gutmann's bio
Soooooooooooo a student wears a suicide bomber costume to his college president's Halloween party and holds his "toy" gun to people's heads while holding koran. Real funny. And did I mention he takes trips to Syria?

Yup, college kids study hard and do well so that they do not end up "stuck" in Iraq. What are the odds this kid could wind up there, although probably not in the manner in which Kerry was referring? Or maybe that WAS what he meant?

Her bio includes this little nugget:
In 2005, she was appointed to the National Security Higher Education Advisory Board, a committee that advises the FBI on national security issues relating to academia.

This kid and his enablers - I don't even have the words. I think I might have the pictures though.

The OTHER Rachels
Rachel Thaler, aged 16, was blown up at a pizzeria in an Israeli shopping mall.

Sgt. Rachel Levi, 19, of Ashkelon, was one of 8 Israelis killed when a Palestinian crashed a bus into a crowded bus stop at Azor junction, south of Tel Aviv.

Rachel Levy, 17, of Jerusalem, was one of two people killed when a female suicide bomber blew herself up in the Kiryat Yovel supermarket in Jerusalem.

My solution is to send this kid back to his country of origin, and replace this disgusting broad with Larry Summers.

Amy Gutmann, Gutmann,GUTMANN,Pennsylvannia, Bush

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Kerry Press Conference

Well, he spoke. What does it mean? He is living in the past. I think some of these politicians do not realize that the Internet has a very long memory.

He fails to realize that we have all heard his comments. He was not taken our of context.

He learned the wrong lesson from how he handled the Swift Boat veterans and their efforts to block him from the White House. He chose to ignore them. He thinks he should come out swinging now, which he failed to do then. I am sure some misguided fool advised him to "fight" back. A few people might be persuaded by this shabby performance, but then they probably suffer from BDS anyway. (I have met one.)

Kerry's True Colors:

More colors:

John Kerry, Criminal

Just as Fonda’s critics turned out to have been correct about their gut feelings regarding her treasonable actions in North Vietnam, so, too, Kerry’s critics—who feel strongly that his trip violated the law, without quite knowing why—are correct.

The explanation of Kerry’s criminal behavior in Paris is some thirty-four years overdue.

Our major premise—the legal one—is that one federal statute makes it a crime for American citizens to have “intercourse” with the “enemy,” while another federal statute similarly prohibits “intercourse” with “any foreign government.”

Our minor premise—the factual one—is that John Kerry confessed to engaging in exactly that proscribed conduct.

Therefore, John Kerry is a criminal.

Kerry’s Logan Act
Then on Tuesday, during his grilling of Dr. Condoleezza Rice at her confirmation hearing, Kerry repeated the story, but peppered in an assertion that Arab nations wanted in, as well.

"Every Arab leader I asked, do you want Iraq to fail, says no. Do you think you will be served if there's a civil war? They say no. Do you believe that failure is a threat to the region and to the stability of the world? Yes; same with the European leaders. But each of them feel that they have offered more assistance, more effort to be involved, want to be part of a playing field that's more cooperative, and yet they feel rebuffed."

Bear in mind this was not an official trip to Europe and the Middle East. Kerry was not visiting as a representative of the United States Government. He was in no way commissioned by the executive branch to negotiate alliances with foreign countries. So what was he doing there? In an e-mail to 3 million political supporters in which he also calls for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Kerry said, "After several months consumed by the campaign trail, I wanted to make contact with our soldiers on the ground there."

In short, his trip was, essentially, a very public vacation. One in which Kerry seems to have run afoul of the Logan Act, which reads:

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.

Kerry, Bush

Thank you John Kerry for assuring a Republican win in November

Michelle Malkin: The MSM is AWOL
Hot Air: John Kerry on America’s lazy, uneducated military; Update: McCain demands apology
Newsbusters: John F. Kerry Thinks US Soldiers Are Uneducated

Unbelievable. He has done it again. First, our troops were terrorizing women and children. Now, they are stupid.

Does he have ANY clue how much these people have to know to do their jobs? How much training is required? These men and women are not grunts, but highly skilled and trained individuals. How do I know? As a contractor, I worked on a team that was developing the training for Apache helicopter maintainers. To fly and maintain JUST those machines, not to mention the vast amount of highly technical planes, ships, submarines, weapons, that require advanced skills to use and maintain boggles the mind that a Senator and former presidential candidate and he cannot grasp this basic fact?

He wanted to be the Commander-in-Chief?

Kerry, Bush

Monday, October 30, 2006

Air America Bankrupted, by George!

Air America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. They vow to valiantly remain on the airwaves in case somebody accidentally tunes in, but I fear it’s only a matter of time before they hang up their microphones for good. It is truly a sad day for Free Speech in this country.

Air America was a vital educational resource, so it should have been completely taxpayer-funded instead of forced to compete for listeners on the open market. Once again, the GOP has used capitalism to silence the lone liberal voice in the conservative-dominated radio wilderness. Now all we progressives have left to counter the Right-Wing Noise Machine is ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, TBS, NPR, CNN, BBC, HBO, HSN, MTV, VH1, Showtime, The Abortion Channel, Gore TV, Reuters, The Associated Press, Time Magazine, Newsweek......

Go read the rest. It's a hoot!
Humor, Bush

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Thank you Crimsonfisted

Here we go, I am about to open a can of worms but I am really looking forward to hearing and reading some replies....As the holiday season will be upon us shortly(life goes by so fast) Should we really be complaining about the "Christmas Tree," the Star of David, Menorah and such? As far as I believe it is a free country under God. (and there are complaints about that, too.) With life being so short wouldn't it be easier to help one another learn to be more tolerant of others beliefs, and not force our beliefs on those that differ from ours? What would Sunday dinner conversation be like if we all agreed on everything and knew every thing? Crimsonfisted thank you so much for the welcome....

Thursday, October 26, 2006

A big welcome to a new contributor!

Let me welcome aboard a new contributor to WhatAMaroon - Whiteknuckles!

Hoo Rah!

WhiteKnuckles is my oldest (meaning in length of time known, not age!) and our families go waaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy back together.

Whiteknuckles will provide a nice balance to my (admittedly) ultra conservative opinions and writes with a wonderful prose style.

I hope you enjoy this addition to WhatAMaroon as much as I do.


why I have whiteknuckles

Ok So I am new to this, that is one reason I have white knuckles...I am enjoying life and along for the ride....But the real reason I have white knuckles is from sitting back and watching a majority of our young Americans...No belief in God, No responsibility and God knows No Respect. Where on God's green earth are we headed without God responsibility and respect? Gimme Gimme Gimme and right now might I add. Hand it over do what has to be done in a minute or less. When will people realize the world doesn't revolve around them and it isn't McDonalds????

OK, What is wrong with NY transit?

From Drudge:
Girls' room his, too

Men who live as women can now legally use women's rest rooms in New York's transit system under an unprecedented deal revealed yesterday.
"I would not like that," said Gloria David, a retiree from Connecticut. "I have nothing against gay men or drag queens, but they can use the men's room. I just don't want to go to the bathroom next to a man."

One rider feared predators might dress as women and lurk in the women's room. [emphasis mine]
I have no doubt of this. Dateline on (ugh MSNBC ugh guh) has a segment Catch a Predator. Why should I think that the transit bathrooms would be any safer than a predatory man coming into MY home thinking there is a 12 year old child (boy OR girl) there alone?
Safety, NY

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A bit more about the veil.........

From This is London online:

Female students at a new Islamic school will be made to wear head scarves regardless of their religion, it was revealed yesterday.

From Dr Sanity's article "A Religion Of Narcissistic Entitlement And Borderline Behavior", she quotes Ann Applebaum in the Washington Post a much simpler level, surely it is also true that the full-faced veil -- the niqab, burqa or chador -- causes such deep reactions in the West not so much because of its political or religious symbolism but because it is extremely impolite. Just as it is considered rude to enter a Balinese temple wearing shorts, so, too, is it considered rude, in a Western country, to hide one's face. We wear masks when we want to frighten, when we are in mourning or when we want to conceal our identities. To a Western child -- or even an adult -- a woman clad from head to toe in black looks like a ghost. Thieves and actors hide their faces in the West; honest people look you straight in the eye.

Truer words were never spoken. Dr Sanity continues with her own analysis:
Let's face it. These Islamic narcissists don't want to be tolerated by the society they live in and free to practice their religion even in the most multiculturally sensitive nations; they want the society or nation they live in to completely submit to their values and religious practices and to acknowledge their obvious superiority--or else.

My take? Dr Sanity verbalizes what I could not. The veil and these other "accoutrements" are indeed symbols of superiority and, in my opinino, do not lead to piety. Yvonne Ridley says as much. Although I do not see the link for the report on Hannity and Colmes from the woman who was suspended from British Airways for wearing a one inch cross over her cravat on her uniform because it is against the uniform policy, whereas Muslims can wear their masks headgear, and so can the Hindus. Only Christians and Jews are targeted in this manner, to remove their religious symbols. (When I find the link to H& C, I will provide it.)

I do not like the sound of Amerabia, nor of dhimmitude, nor of jizya, nor of burkas.

America Alone indeed.

Islam, politics, War

Monday, October 23, 2006

October 23 1983

Anniversary of Beirut Marine Barracks Bombing

Little Green Footballs reminds us.

Memorial Site

Islam, politics, memorial

Follow-up questions for Byron Calame and the Times' Bush-bashing allies

From Michelle Malkin:

She is really all over this:

"Now, I have a follow-up question, which I have e-mailed to Mr. Calame. His e-mail address is As I noted yesterday, Calame's lame rationalization for his blindness is that the Bush administration engaged in "vicious" attacks on the Times:

I fear I allowed the vicious criticism of The Times by the Bush administration to trigger my instinctive affinity for the underdog and enduring faith in a free press — two traits that I warned readers about in my first column.

What, exactly, is Calame referring to when he criticizes "vicious criticism?" Yesterday, I hyperlinked a June 27, 2006 Washington Post story on the Bush administration's response after the Times blabbed about the banking surveillance program. Let's take a closer look:"

Read it all. She examines how the left and right reacted to this betrayal by the NY Times and all the visciousness comes from, you guessed it, the left. Big surprise.

The press may be free, but it is not above the law.

NY Times, politics

What She Needs is a Good Stoning

From Gates of Vienna
I was reading Gates of Vienna and came across this piece. The following are selections from that article:
'A schoolgirl at the Jean Mermoz college [secondary school] in the eighth district of Lyon was pelted with a hail of stones on Wednesday morning in a playground where she was eating a snack. The theory that the act was related to the non-observance of Ramadan has been confirmed by the prosecutor in Lyon on the strength of the earliest results of the investigation.

The forum said the girl was Christian, but the newspaper story seems to imply that she was Muslim and had raised the ire of her persecutors by appearing to be breaking the dietary laws re Ramadan. Perhaps she could wear some sign which would allow others to know that she is menstruating so they wouldn't stone her. No shame in that for an adolescent girl, right?

However, here is what this sane Muslim (safely out of Saudi Arabia) thinks about the fundamentalists in his native country who have spread their poisonous message world wide:

[It is] the full spectrum of institutionalized insanity that the House of Saud and their friends with long beards have created.

That “full spectrum” includes stoning a kid for eating. Jesus would’ve suggested that before they pick up a rock they examine their own souls to see if they were without sin…an admonition that probably doesn’t make sense in a tribal, warrior culture burdened with shame.

Gates of Vienna is the only place to get this kind of information I have found. This is not the first of this kind of horror I have seen documented here. The case of the pregnant girl who was chased and the boys tried to kill the baby inside her. She crawled for help. This is just over the top for me. Starving children for "religion"?

Dr Sanity sums up the shame culture in the article: Shame, The Arab Psyche, and Islam

Children who live with constant hostility and criticism learn to defend against the bad feelings and shame within; and to externalize blame onto others. Projection and paranoia, which are both external assignments of blame, are psychological defenses against shame.

Often this excessive shame is dealt with by humiliating someone perceived as weaker or more worthless than the shamed person (e.g., the family pet, women, Gays, or outside groups serve this function for both individuals and cultures).

Guilt is an emotion that rises after a transgression of one's own or cultural values. Guilt is about actions or behavior; while shame is about the self. There is an important psychological difference in saying to someone that their behavior is bad; as contrasted with saying that they are bad. The former leads to guilt; the latter to shame.

The purpose of guilt is to stop behavior that violates a self, family or societal standard. Guilt keeps score on excesses or deficits of behavior deemed undesirable and is expressed in regret and remorse.

And this all dovetails nicely into the recent piece on the mask veil
How much of a moron can I be?
In Islam, superiority is achieved through piety -- not beauty, wealth, power, position or sex.
Well, I think that idiot notion has been debunked pretty well, through the links here and at many other sources. And is "superiority" the goal of any religion? Not mine.

islam, politics

Friday, October 20, 2006

The Islam Conundrum

Suggested Reading at The American Thinker by Amil Imani

The contempt for free inquiry is encapsulated in the statement of Muhammad,

“Al-elmo noghtatan katharoho al-jaheloon”—Knowledge is only one dot, expanded by the ignorant.
There is no reason to believe that Muslims have inferior intelligence. Their state of existence is strictly a function of the doctrine of Islam: a doctrine of nihilism, ignorance, and violence that denigrates this life and fixes the starry eye of the faithful on the next life. A case in point is the Islamic madressehs in places like Pakistan. Never mind the girls. Girls are not in the calculus—women are incidental in Islam. Consider boys. Millions of young boys are enrolled in madressehs—religious boarding schools—learning very little beside memorizing and reciting the Quran. This is a case of total submission: Islam at its best, as championed by the oil-money-flushed Saudi patrons of the Wahabi sect.

This got me thinking of the 60 questions article. Two questions from the list:

Koran 5:116, represents Christians as worshipping Mary which is a historical error. Given the fact that the pagan Arabs did worship Mary’s idol in the Kaba, and that history records no group of Christians had ever worshiped Mary at this time, my question is would you please name the sect of Christians who worshiped Mary at the time of Muhammad?

Acts 19:23-41 mentions a religion that worshipped the great goddess Artemis and her meteorite which fell down from heaven. Taking note that this religion centered around a meteorite, my question is: is it possible that this is a pagan corruption of the Black Stone and meteorite that fell at the foot of Adam and that at the time of Christ the Black Stone was actually in Ephesus Asia minor?

NY Times Co. 3Q Profit Plunges 39%, Belo Also Down

hmmmm, and what was I saying, just the other day?

Thanks to the always dependable Right Wing Howler for that bit of news to wake up to this am.

The New York Times Co. reported Thursday that its third-quarter 2006 profit from continuing operations plunged 39.2% on costs related to its job cuts and a loss on its sale of its 50% stake in the Discovery Times Channel.

...Newsprint expense decreased 2.2% in the third quarter, with 11.1% of the decrease attributable to lower consumption, partially offset by an 8.9% price increase.

...Circulation revenues were down 1.3%, which the company attributed mainly to weakness at the New England Media Group.

NY Times, politics

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Welcome the new blog! - the weekly newsletter

Let's welcome a new blogger to the list! (I have been asking for this for a long time - FINALLY)

Welcome aboard!

March 2001: Iraqi IIS Wants To Attack American Assets

From The Anchoress who links to the following article on the Captain's Quarters
Many of us who live in New York have not forgotten that on 9/12/01 the only consulate not flying their flag at half-staff was Iraq’s.
And then from the Captain's Quarters:
Obviously, the terror missions could not be conducted under the color of Iraqi military or get traced back to them, otherwise the American forces -- especially under George Bush -- would almost certainly attack Iraq with everything we could muster. Saddam would also not be able to rely on his clandestine partners on the Security Council to wield their vetoes, as even France and Russia would have to acknowledge the right of the US to defend itself once Saddam initiated this kind of attack. So how would he hide the nationality and identity of these volunteers? He would have to "launder" them through another organization, one that would not necessarily immediately point back to Iraq -- like al-Qaeda.

That doesn't prove in a legal sense that Iraq had anything to do with 9/11. It does show that they wanted to inspire others to attack American interests, and again that they actively recruited for these missions in their own military. That amounts to a policy to conduct a proxy war against the US, both at home and abroad, certainly a good cause for the US to pre-empt it.

Well, well, well. Go read it all.
Iraq, politics, Bush

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Iranian Shells Land in Kurdish Villages in Northern Iraq, Killing 2

From the NY Times on Aug 20:
Artillery shells fired from Iran have landed in remote northern villages of Iraqi Kurdistan in the past four days and have killed at least two civilians and wounded four others, a senior Kurdish official said Saturday. Dozens of families have fled the region.
This is from the NY Times Select (gotta pay online now, and sign up, because readership is, oh , I don't know, DOWN) but I heard the original comments from Glenn Beck on his show, that Iran was shelling Iraq, and that the news was buried on page 8 of the NY Times. Gee, wonder why we haven't heard more about this? Can't imagine why!

Islam, politics, Iran

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Hugo and George

"They told me that I should be careful after I called him the devil — and I think he is the devil — because he might kill me" Chavez told a crowd packed into the Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Harlem.

I think the people who are angriest are your fellow Dems and leftists. You have just proven that they are in bed with our enemies (namely you). They are the ones hoping you will shut up but you won't will you. You have the international stage and think you can beat your chest and get respect.


Frankly, keep talking pal. The next President will be another cowboy, of this I no longer doubt.

hugo, politics, bush

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Can the West defeat the Islamist threat? Here are ten reasons why not.

I disagree.

1) The first is the extent of political division in the non-Muslim world about what is afoot.

Conservatives are not divided on this issue. We get it. The Dems are in bed with the enemy. No division there.

2) The second reason why, as things stand, Islam will not be defeated is that the strengths of the world community of Muslims are being underestimated, and the nature of Islam misunderstood.

We do not misunderstand or underestimate the threat. We get it.

3) Indeed, the third reason why Islam will not be defeated, as things stand, is the low level of Western leadership, in particular in the United States.

Really? This is über-BDS. No leadership. Our military, I think, would disagree that the Commander-in-Chief or Secretary of Defense are lacking leadership ability. I know I disagree.

4) Next is the contribution to the disarray of Western policy-making being made by the egotistical competitiveness, and in some cases hysterics, of “experts” and commentators on Islam.

My experts on Islam are Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes, Charles Johnson. Hysterical? Not at all. As far as policy-making, that is up to the current Administration. President Bush is doing just fine. I was enthused that he said "islamo-fascist" even though he is backing away from that now. He said it, he gets it.

5) The fifth disablement is to be found in the confusion of “progressives” about the Islamic advance.

Progressives are not confused. They know EXACTLY what the Islamic advance is. What the don't take into consideration is the law of unexpected consequences, now do they? Funny this should be fifth, as in "fifth column".

6) The sixth reason for Islam’s growing strength is the vicarious satisfaction felt by many non-Muslims at America’s reverses.

Gee, the glee some people feel, oh, I don't know, as for example when the towers fell? Do I care that others delight when good people are suffering or in pain? No. This country does more to help the rest of the world, than any other country in the world. Who was the first responder to the tsunami last year? Who was spit on because of it? Who will respond again in the face of global disasters? Delight in our pain, who cares?

7) The seventh reason lies in the moral poverty of the West’s, and especially America’s, own value system.

Excuse me? I am not morally poor. Most Americans are not. Moral poverty exists only with the Dems and with muslim fanatics.

Update: Right after I posted, I saw this: Sen. John Kerry: 'Take Up God's Work as Our Own'. The Dems are trying to court the "religious" vote. BWHAHAHAHAHAHA! It won't work. We see them for the shams they are. Their values are not mine.

8) The next indication that Islam’s advance will continue lies in the skilful use being made of the media and of the world wide web in the service both of the “electronic jihad” and the bamboozling of Western opinion by Muslim spokesmen.

We are not bamboozled. Again, littlegreenfootballs and hotair also use the internet to debunk the Muslim spokesmen, like cair.

9) The ninth factor guaranteeing Islam’s onward march is the West’s dependency on the material resources of Arab and Muslim countries.

We just discovered oil in our backyard. Bite me OPEC.

10) Finally, the West is convinced that its notions of technology-driven modernity and market-driven prog- ress are innately superior to the ideals of “backward” Islam.

And your point is?


An Islamic apologist, or perhaps a convert. All 10 points say the same, tired, thing. Islam will beat. Well, I have a different book that says my God can beat up your moon-god any day of the week and twice on sunday.

Islam's advance? Dr Ali Sina says that more people are LEAVING Islam than joining.

Islam, politics

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Senate Brings Victory For Mt. Soledad War Memorial

The Senate’s unanimous vote sent the cross-transfer plan to President Bush for his expected signature.

Wow. Unanimous? Wow. This was a nice wake-me-up this am on Expose The Left! More on Stop the ACLU.

ACLU, cross

Thursday, July 20, 2006

One Step Closer To Victory For Mt. Soledad Cross

Excellent news.
The House voted by an overwhelming majority for a bill that seeks to acquire the land where Mt. Soledad Cross stands and keep the war memorial in place. The final vote was 349 to 74. All 74 nay votes were from democrats.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

LAT op-ed: Isn’t it about time we started breeding with animals?

From HotAir I found a link to this article.
When Man Mated Monkey
Icky as it sounds, we mingled across species in the past, which could help us win evolution wars in the future.
By David P. Barash, DAVID P. BARASH is a professor of
psychology at the University of Washington. [emphasis mine]
July 17, 2006

GENETICISTS studying human and chimpanzee DNA have concluded that a few million years ago, pre-humans and pre-chimps produced hybrids between the two species. And in the American evolutionary wars, this is good news.
Why is this good news?
There is, however, an even greater source of discomfort at work here; not simple squeamishness about sex but a deeper repugnance that goes to the heart of why so many Americans continue to be so resistant to the theory of evolution. And this is why I not only welcome the news that humans and chimpanzees commingled genes in the past, I also look forward to the possibility that, thanks to advances in reproductive technology, there will be hybrids, or some other mixed human-animal genetic composite, in our future.

This may seem perverse, because even the most liberal ethicists shy away from advocating the breeding or genetic engineering of half-person/half-animal. Why, then, am I rooting for their creation?

Because in these dark days of know-nothing anti-evolutionism, with religious fundamentalists occupying the White House, controlling Congress and attempting to distort the teaching of science in our schools, a powerful dose of biological reality would be healthy indeed. And this is precisely the message that chimeras, hybrids or mixed-species clones would drive home. [emphasis mine]
I get it. This is to hurt the neo-cons, and to promote his agenda, and has nothing to do with actual science. And when, exactly, did evolution BECOME definitive science? It is the THEORY of evolution. Where is the proof, reproducible, definitive, proof? At best, "Common usage of the word "evolution" is the idea that living things in our world have come into being through unguided naturalistic processes starting from a primeval mass of subatomic particles and radiation, over approximately 20 billion years."

Science, according to is "a. The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena. Function: noun: knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through the scientific method and concerned with the physical world and its phenomena." So, science is concerned with methodology and provable theories. Evolution, currently, does not apply.
Should geneticists and developmental biologists succeed once again in joining human and nonhuman animals in a viable organism — as our ancient human and chimp ancestors appear to have done long ago — it would be difficult and perhaps impossible for the special pleaders to maintain the fallacy that Homo sapiens is uniquely disconnected from the rest of life.
How are we "disconnected" from the rest of life?
...I am thinking of the powerful payoff that would come from puncturing the most hurtful myth of all time, that of discontinuity between human beings and other life forms. This myth is at the root of our environmental destruction — and our possible self-destruction.
Paging Al Gore! Paging Al Gore! How would making monkeys out of men somehow stop "environmental destruction"? And how, exactly, would this puncture the "hurtful myth"? And how, exactly, would creating centaurs advance this man's premise? I am thinking of the law of unintended consequences.
Four decades ago, historian Lynn White wrote a now-classic article in the journal Science making the point that much of the damaging disconnect derives from the Judeo-Christian proclamation of radical discontinuity between people and the rest of "creation." White argued that the Western world took its marching orders from a literal reading of Genesis: not only to go forth and multiply but also to dominate and, whenever inclined, to destroy the animate world....[emphasis mine]

So let's hear it for our barrier-busting, hybridizing past as well as our future — anything that promises to wake up Homo sapiens to its connection to the rest of life.
Again, how are we disconnected from the rest of life? David P. Barash never really says. Somehow though, genetic mutations would bring us closer to a connection with the rest of life. I guess this guy has never seen a woman give birth, or raised a child.

The only source in this article he does quote is, by his own admission, forty years old!

But the Bible does say:

"And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth." Gen 1:28. [emphasis mine]

Dominion does NOT mean destroy.
science, evolution

Monday, July 17, 2006

Hil's keys to the Oval Office

From Drudge:
For all those Republicans and a few Democrats who think Hillary Clinton can't possibly be elected President, I have two words for you: Ronald Reagan.

I remember it well. He was too old. He was too conservative. He was too scary. And he was elected in two landslides. The exact same kinds of assumptions about electability 25 years ago are alive and well in 2006, and they are just as wrong for Hillary Clinton today as they were for Reagan in 1979.

She's too divisive. Too calculating. Too marred by the Clinton years. Oh, - and she's a woman.

Never mind the chatter. Hillary Clinton sits atop many polls for President with good reason and, if she plays her cards right, she could remain there right through November 2008.


And exactly how does he reach this conclusion? What is his advice?
First, she must be herself...... Clinton must win the primary first - then worry about the general election. If Democrats really cared about religion, they'd be Republicans. [emphasis mine]

Godless, anyone? It is nice to hear that someone can admit that there are NO people of faith in the Democratic party.

Second, Clinton must give us answers....
She has done a bang up job so far. What answers? Health care? The war? Child care? Welfare? If she hasn't been clear up to now, what makes this guy think that the next few months will be any different?
Third, Clinton, who can be charming and funny in private, should be more candid and unpredictable...
Unpredictable? Yup, that is what I want in a world leader. Unpredicatibility.
Fourth, Clinton needs to remember to speak from her heart, not her head. ... Successful Democrats - like Bill Clinton - feel.
Heart? What heart? Feel? FEEL? That is all well and good, but I don't think we need someone as Commander-in-Chief "feeling" his way through a war.
Hillary Clinton has genuine star power. She clearly delivers the brains and the intensity,....
Yes friends, we are in Oz. All Hillary needs to win the White House is a heart, brains, and courage.
Hillary, politics

Friday, June 30, 2006

Superman eschews longtime patriot act

Drudge linked to this article where Superman is not American anymore.
But in the latest film incarnation, scribes Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris sought to downplay Superman's long-standing patriot act. With one brief line uttered by actor Frank Langella, the caped superhero's mission transformed from "truth, justice and the American way" to "truth, justice and all that stuff."

"The world has changed. The world is a different place," Pennsylvania native Harris says. "The truth is he's an alien. He was sent from another planet. He has landed on the planet Earth, and he is here for everybody. He's an international superhero." [emphasis mine]
Bite me.
"We were always hesitant to include the term 'American way' because the meaning of that today is somewhat uncertain," Ohio native Dougherty explains. "The ideal hasn't changed. I think when people say 'American way,' they're actually talking about what the 'American way' meant back in the '40s and '50s, which was something more noble and idealistic." [emphasis mine]
Not to me is the meaning uncertain. I was looking forward to seeing this movie. Not anymore.
Nevertheless, the long-standing member of the Justice League of America seems to have traded in his allegiance to the flag for an international passport.

"He's here for humanity," Dougherty says.
It's your movie and you can do what you want but you just screwed with an American icon.

My dollars will be spent elsewhere.
Superman, movies, Hollywood

Now it all makes sense!

It struck me as strange that Israel buzzed Syria. Why would they do that?

In my inbox, was a message from the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center called for an international arrest warrant to be issued for the apprehension of Hamas leader and one of Israel's most wanted men, Khaled Mashaal, who is the chief architect in the terror campaign against Israel. This, in wake of the recent attacks including the murder of two Israeli soldiers, the kidnapping of a third soldier, and the killing of an 18-year old.

“The time has come for the United Nations to demand that Syria give up Khaled Mashaal and to issue an international arrest order for his apprehension,” wrote Rabbi Marvin Hier, the Center’s Founder and Dean, in a letter to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan.

He is no less an international pariah and outlaw than Osama Bin Ladin and Ayman Zawahiri and should be tried for his crimes against humanity. Mashaal is the real face of Hamas and as long as the international community allows him to live freely and continue his terrorist activities, there will be no road map and no prospects to achieve Middle East peace,” added Hier. [emphasis mine]
Now it all makes sense.
Israel, politics

Monday, June 26, 2006

Mr. Keller Believes You Are Easily Confused

Hugh Hewitt provides an excellent fisking on Bill Keller's arrogant response in the NY Times on his decision to put himself in league with our enemies. Here is a sample or two of the article.

Forgive me, I know this is pretty elementary stuff — but it's the kind of elementary context that sometimes gets lost in the heat of strong disagreements.

How condescending can a MSMer be? To pretend to be discussing "elementary stuff" while avoiding the issue is as arrogant as can be imagined.

I can appreciate that other conscientious people could have gone through the process I've outlined above and come to a different conclusion. But nobody should think that we made this decision casually, with any animus toward the current Administration, or without fully weighing the issues.

I don't believe him, and there is no reason to believe him. The paper has been waging a war on the war and on the Adminsitration for years, so it has no credibility when it comes to arguing its good intentions.

What matters though is the statement that "other conscientious people" could have reached a different decision.

In fact, they did. The Congresses and the presidents of the past have passsed laws about what is classified and who can release it. They didn't include the editor of the New York Times in the group that can make national security decisions. Mr. Keller decided he would risk the national security of the United States and the lives of its citizens. He has done so before and will no doubt do so again.

Amen, Mr Hewitt

politics, NY Times

Friday, June 23, 2006

My Selections For The 20 Worst Americans List

From Right Wing News

Keith Olbermann has a book coming out later this year entitled, The Worst Person In the World: And 119 More Strong Contenders.

Sounds like a fun topic for a book, doesn't it? In fact, it sounded like so much fun that I decided to modify it a bit and turn it into a poll topic for the right side of the blogosphere. But, what definition should be used for the "worst American?" Well, since we're paying homage to Keith Olbermann here, it seemed fair to use his definition:

"It's a euphemism for somebody who's wrong and egregiously stupid and abusing their own position."

The only real caveat I gave to the bloggers being polled was that no serial killers or mass murderers were allowed. Everyone knows they're rotten people and there didn't seem to be a point to having them clutter up the list.

So, Right Wing News emailed more than 225 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to send in an unranked list of 1-20 of the "worst" Americans, going by how Keith Olbermann defines the word.

I like the list and wanted to share it. My favorites?

Paris Hilton: A stupid, spoiled slut who has helped popularize her idiotic lifestyle.
Ted Rall: A bitter, spite filled ultra-lib, without the slightest shred of human decency.
Bill Clinton: A former President who disgraced the office and who has broken tradition by publicly trying to undermine the President, especially on foreign policy.
Jimmy Carter: One of the worst Presidents of the last hundred years. Completely incompetent, hopelessly naive, a strong supporter of various dictators, and he also has broken tradition by publicly trying to undermine the President, especially on foreign policy.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Where Indeed?

Allow me to quote from a bit describing what those animals did to our soldiers:

have their hearts cut out, their testicles cut off, their penises cut off and stuffed in their mouths, arms contorted and eyes gouged?

…and that’s not mentioning the beheading.

And what do we hear from the puling, pissant, terrorist-supporting MSM? Nothing. They don’t even have the courage to describe what those fucking sand lice did, presumably because they don’t want us to get angry with the ululating chimps hopping around with rags on their heads, waving their scimitars and committing atrocities that would make Dr. Mengele curl his toes.

What we DO hear is an endless litany about Abu Ghraib, Haditha and the fact that a few of the koranimal insects have killed themselves at Gitmo.

Cry me a fucking river, will you?

And me too.
Spread the word.

Iraq, politics

Blurb herd

What I am reading today:
Liars Frontpagemag
These rhetorical assaults made against a sitting president during a time of war would be somewhat less vicious, egregious, or gratuitous were they born of heartfelt conviction. However, yesterday’s disclosure was not exactly news. For one thing, many of the “Bush lied”/”Saddam never had WMDs” brigade had thundered that Hussein had chemical and biological weapons before, during, and after the initiation of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Only after the Soros-funded "base" of their party made a pro-war stance political suicide did most of today's critics turn against the president, the war, and the mission they had sent more than 100,000 American troops to die achieving.

Then the president’s harshest detractors turned a blind eye to proof of Saddam’s verboten cache.

Ticket to Ride: Gullible American Chicks are Islam's Most Wanted Debbie Schlussel
There are thousands of these women. The problem is not just that these American daughters are so desperate for a man's attention that they are willing to jeopardize our nation's security for it. It's that federal authorities aren't doing much to prosecute Islamic sham marriages. The Washington Times reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has decided not to investigate most of them. Stopping marriage fraud is not on ICE's agenda.
Hot Air
War and remembrance.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Episcopal Bishop: Homosexuality Not a Sin

UPDATE: Nice piece from
Harris just mangled the facts when he turned to claiming "a grandmother in Pennsylvania will be ordained as a Catholic the Vatican will not condone." So if the Vatican will not recognize the ordination, is it an ordination? In fact, Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) excommunicated women claiming to be priests. Let's go secular with this argument. If I decided to buy a microphone and a TV camera, and I put ABC logos on them, am I an ABC reporter? Or does ABC think I don't need to be officially recognized as an ABC reporter before I go around town claiming to be ABC?
What else can we expect from Episcopalians?
The first woman leader of the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church said Monday that she believed homosexuality was no sin and homosexuals were created by God to love people of the same gender.

"The Bible has a great deal to teach us about how to live as human beings. The Bible does not have so much to teach us about what sorts of food to eat, what sorts of clothes to wear -- there are rules in the Bible about those that we don't observe today," she said.

"The Bible tells us about how to treat other human beings, and that's certainly the great message of Jesus -- to include the unincluded."

So I guess we can pick and choose from the Bible what rules we follow and what we don't? Then why bother with the Bible at all? Jesus also taught that we should control ourselves, did He not? Of course, this interpretation would not fit with the "bishop"'s way of thinking.
The philosophy of substituting God's Word with one's own reasoning commenced with Satan. He introduced it at the outset of the human race by suggesting to Eve that she ignore God's orders, assuring her that in so doing she would become like God with the power to discern good and evil (Genesis 3:1-5). That was Satan's big lie. Paul said that when any person rejects God's truth, his mind becomes "reprobate," meaning perverted, void of sound judgment. The perverted mind, having rejected God's truth, is not capable of discerning good and evil.
But that is just one person's biblical interpretation. Never mind any other secular interpretation of the same topic.

In my book The Death of Right and Wrong I warn about the sexualization and targeting of children by the radical gay fringe. The announcement that a school in New York will open in September and be the first publicly run “gay high school” is a testament to that vile and loathsome agenda.

Really, do you honestly think if a child is actually sexually confused because his priest or Uncle Joe molested him, that anyone at the “gay school” is going to tell him that he just might need psychological help dealing with the trauma, and may be heterosexual and not gay at all?

Of course not. We’ll throw that kid on the garbage heap so gay malignant narcissists can feel more “normal” by making kids be just like them. While the gay establishment refuses to address the impact our histories have on our sexual identity, I refuse to let that cowardice take children as its next victims.

The other remarkably specious argument is that these children, because of their “sexuality,” are being beaten up and otherwise harassed in their regular high school to such a degree that they cannot function in a normal environment. How did that happen in progressive and liberal New York City?
Or this:
Smokers and drug addicts don't live as long as non-smokers or non-addicts, so we consider smoking and narcotics abuse harmful. The typical life-span of homosexuals suggests that their activities are more destructive than smoking nd as dangerous as drugs.

Obituaries numbering 6,516 from 16 U.S. homosexual journals over the past 12 years were compared to a large sample of obituaries from regular newspapers.23 The obituaries from the regular newspapers were similar to U.S. averages for longevity; the medium age of death of married men was 75, and 80% of them died old (age 65 or older). For unmarried or divorced men the median age of death was 57, and 32% of them died old. Married women averaged age 79 at death; 85% died old. Unmarried and divorced women averaged age 71, and 60% of them died old.

The median age of death for homosexuals, however, was virtually the same nationwide--and, overall, less than 2% survived to old age. If AIDS was the cause of death, the median age was 39. For the 829 gays who died of something other than AIDS, the median age of death was 42, and 9% died old. The 163 lesbians had a median age of death of 44, and 20% died old.

Two and eight-tenths percent (2.8%) of gays died violently. They were 116 times more apt to be murdered; 24 times more apt to commit suicide; and had a traffic-accident death-rate 18 times the rate of comparably-aged white males. Heart attacks, cancer and liver failure were exceptionally common. Twenty percent of lesbians died of murder, suicide, or accident--a rate 487 times higher than that of white females aged 25-44. The age distribution of samples of homosexuals in the scientific literature from 1989 to 1992 suggests a similarly shortened life-span.

Maybe it is just me.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Hillary on GOP: 'They Can't Stomach Me'

Well, I can't argue with that.
"The Republicans can't stomach the fact that I'm leading the fight against their misplaced priorities," Clinton writes. [emphasis mine]

"If re-elected, Senator Clinton won't be in the Senate or in Syracuse, she will be gallivanting through the cornfields of Iowa or fundraising in Hollywood with Barbara Streisand, Warren Beatty and Sean Penn," said Spencer's campaign manager, Kevin Collins. "She's already a carpetbagger, now she's an absentee landlord too."

"Mrs. Clinton is an ambitious woman, and I have no problem with that," McFarland told the Associated Press on Wednesday. "But it has become increasingly obvious that her focus is on national politics, not New York. That's unfortunate, because 20 million New Yorkers deserve a senator who is committed full-time to their interests and to their interests alone."
From Hillary: Not a centrist
In the last five years, the American Conservative Union has reported that on its key Senate votes, her annual record was 12 percent conservative, 10 percent, 10 percent, zero percent in 2004, and then 12 percent again last year. Her career average is a score of 9 percent. How in the world does that number suggest an "unclear platform," something impossible to categorize?

Now take the liberal counterpart. Americans for Democratic Action found her to be 95 percent liberal on its key votes in her first four years, and she achieved liberal nirvana (100 percent) in 2005. Those "Senate hero" votes included voting against judicial nominee Janice Rogers Brown, voting to repeal Ronald Reagan's "Mexico City policy" preventing federal tax money from going to international abortion providers, and voting for Chuck Schumer's amendment that would forbid abortion protesters to declare bankruptcy to avoid fines or court judgments for their clinic protests.
Misplaced priorities? Like, um oh, I don't know, capitalism? Freedom of religion too maybe?
The reason that systems such as socialism and communism don't work in the real world and are ultimately destructive of the individual self; and of the human soul, is that they remove moral action and judgement from the individual and place it in the collective. The individual is not permitted to make his/her own moral judgements, and must obey the mandates of the collective. This can only work when the individual is stripped of all freedom to act independently and fears reprisals for doing so.

Hillary,politics, new york

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Read chapter one of "Godless"

On the Seventh Day, God Rested and Liberals Schemed

Public schools are forbidden from mentioning religion not because of the Constitution, but because public schools are the Left’s madrassas. According to Cornell law professor Gary Simson, sex education courses that teach abstinence until marriage are unconstitutional because they violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Simson says recommending sexual abstinence to teenagers is wrong because it “teaches that this one belief is the only proper one.”

Liberals used to tell us they were teaching fisting to fourth-graders because “kids are going to have sex anyway!” (Yes, “fisting” is exactly what it sounds like; have a nice day!) Now they’ve dispensed with that and openly concede that they believe virtue is just one of many equally valid points of view that must be counterbalanced with the argument for promiscuity, group sex, fisting, and other lifestyle choices. At least the crazy Muslims get funding from Saudi Arabia for their madrassas. Liberals force normal Americans to pay for their religious schools.

While any reference to Moses in the schools is strictly prohibited, school authorities can force minors to attend sexually explicit presentations on anal sex and condom use. In 1992, Chelmsford (Massachusetts) High School hired Suzi Landolphi to give a mandatory “AIDS Awareness presentation” to the entire school, apparently designed to reach the one or two human beings on Planet Earth who hadn’t heard about AIDS.

By her own account, Landolphi is the product of a broken family. She says her mother was an alcoholic who committed suicide, her father physically abused her, and she herself was a chronic bed wetter until age ten. Landolphi was a five-time loser at marriage. So she is definitely the sort of person most parents would want talking to their children about sex. Naturally, the Chelmsford High School administrators realized they had found an Aristotle in their midst.

In her presentation, “Hot, Sexy, and Safer,” Landolphi began by telling the teenagers—who were forced by school authorities to be there—“I can’t believe how many people came here to listen to someone talk about sex, instead of staying home and having it yourself.” In the dry legal language of the complaint later filed by parents of some of the students, Landolphi also “used profane, lewd, and lascivious language to describe body parts and excretory functions,” including “eighteen references to orgasms, six references to male genitals, and eight references to female genitals.” (And that was just while thanking the school principal for inviting her.) She asked students to show their “orgasm faces” in front of a camera—which would certainly come in handy for any future on-camera careers in the adult film industry. She invited a male student on stage to lick a condom with her.

After discussing anal sex, Landolphi remarked that one would be “in deep sh—.” She told one male student he “had a nice butt” and another that his baggy pants were “erection wear.” This did not constitute sexual harassment under the law, because, like Bill Clinton, Landolphi supports abortion rights, one may assume. She concluded ninety minutes of this relentless vulgarity by asking a female student to place an oversized condom on the head of a male student and blow it up.

Like most people who enjoy talking to strangers about sex, Miss Landolphi, to put it as charitably as possible, is physically repulsive in appearance. With a presentation that was about as erotic as phone sex with Andrea Dworkin—or actual sex with Andrea Dworkin, come to think of it—Landolphi may have inadvertently promoted abstinence among the student body by generating widespread aversion to the various activities she described.

It’s no wonder Bible Belt, right-wing Christians get the greatest enjoyment out of sex (another scientific study hated by liberals)—they never have to endure listening to liberals talk about sex.

Parents of Chelmsford students immediately brought suit alleging that by forcing their children to attend Landolphi’s presentation without prior notice, the school had violated their privacy right to direct the upbringing of their children. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit could find no such right in the “living Constitution.” The “right to privacy” refers to the right of unmarried couples to obtain contraception. It encompasses the right to kill an unborn baby. It means the right of men to sodomize one another. Where these parents got the idea that “privacy” included their right to keep their children from being forced to make “orgasm faces” in school was anybody’s guess.

Tellingly, the federal appeals court also rejected the parents’ Free Exercise claim, questioning “whether the Free Exercise Clause even applies to public education.”

Thus, the court declared a clearly visible Constitutional clause—not buried in the penumbras—officially inapplicable to government schools. (Perhaps what threw them off was the fact that the free exercise of religion—unlike abortion, gay marriage, and sodomy—is specifically mentioned in the Constitution. You can see how that would be confusing.) Allowing parents to interfere with their children’s education might impair the state’s efforts to indoctrinate children into the official state religion of promiscuity, recycling, and freeing Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Colleges pick up where the public schools leave off, inculcating students in the religion of hating America and hating God. While college professors like the University of Colorado’s Ward Churchill act like on-the-edge radicals for calling American bond traders “little Eichmanns,” professors are the most cosseted, pussified, subsidized group of people in the U.S. workforce. They have concocted a system to preemptively protect themselves for not doing their jobs, known as “tenure.” They make a lot of money, have health plans that would make New York City municipal workers’ jaws drop, and work—at most—fifteen hours a week.

In theory, the only job requirement of a college professor is to be intelligent, provocative, and open-minded, but their reigning attribute is that they are ignorant, boring, and narrow-minded. These zealous pagans teach the official state religion of liberalism as axiomatic truth.

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