Friday, March 31, 2006

So, Anti-American Jill Carroll was Freed . . .

From Debbie Schlussel
To recap from our previous post on Ms. Carroll's views and extremist buddies, here's what the anti-American, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian Jordan Times (official government newspaper of our "ally" Jordan) had to say about the Infidellete Jihadi Conspirator:
The kidnappers who abducted her could not have chosen a more wrong target. True, Jill is a US citizen. But she is also more critical of US policies towards the Middle East than many Arabs. . . . Jill has been from day one opposed to the war, to the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

More than just being sympathetic with average Iraqis under war and occupation, Jill is a true believer in Arab causes.

From Arabic food to the Arabic language, Jill has always wanted to know and experience as much as possible about Arab identity, and she is keen on absorbing it, learning, understanding and respecting it.

She doesn't just "like" Arab culture, she loves it. . . . It is simply unconscionable for any Arab to want to harm a person like her.

Oh, and by the way, you know those female Iraqi terrorists we released for Princess Jill? Why have we never done anything like that for the lives of sundry American contractors and soldiers risking their lives over there? But yet we do it for this spoiled brat America-hater from Ann Arbor. Why?

Jill Carroll articles
A sample from The Evolution of an Insurgency by her.
After the lowest monthly U.S. casualties in a year, insurgents have come back this week with widespread strikes, killing several Americans and pulling off a sophisticated attack on Abu Ghraib that showed an evolution in planning and tactics.
From the comments with this article:
The attack on Abu Ghriab was neither "well organized" not "sophisticated", it was simply a suicide charge. There were ZERO US casualties, 44 minor wounded and Carroll "conveniently" forgot to mention that 50 of the 60 terrorists were killed in the futile assault.
I guess we have met the left's new, more telegenic and appropriately head garbed, Cindy Sheehan.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Clinton Group Bids for Newspaper Chain

Yucaipa Companies, whose board of directors counts ex-president Bill Clinton as its most prominent member, had made a bid to take over part of the Knight Ridder newspaper chain, which includes the Philadelphia Inquirer and the San Jose Mercury News.

The New York Sun reports that Yucaipa has joined with the Newspaper Guild in a buyout plan that would include 12 newspapers - with an eye towards gradually transferring ownership to the news outlets' employees.

Clinton spokesman Jay Carson denied his boss had anything to do with the deal.

Yeah, right. No knowledge. And the press is not liberally biased. It is good to know these things. The more time passes, the more I hold this man in such disdain.

Censure Bill Clinton

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Tuesday that Britain’s economy, environmental policy and attempts at modernization were envied in the United States, where comparable policies under President George W. Bush were lacking.

Speaking to a packed audience at London’s Guildhall, Clinton specifically responded to criticisms that British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Labour party were “long in the tooth,” or past their prime.

“If you live where I live and you look across the Atlantic, it does not look that way,” he said.

The American Flag Comes Second (and upside down)

I really respect and admire this President. I really do. BUT (and you knew that was coming) this immigration issue rests squarely on his shoulders. The American people have been clamoring about this for a long time. Something MUST be done (and not by Ted Kennedy and John McCain).

It is insulting to hear the President say "jobs Americans won't do". That is just wrong. To ignore this problem until it reaches this level is inexcusable. This situation could have been defused, had the Administration taken action on what we have been saying for a long time.

The House finally did, and then the Senate emasculated the House's bill.

Article IV, Section 4 of the US Constitution says : “The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union, a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion”
Section Four also requires the United States to protect each state from invasion, and, upon the application of the state legislature (or executive, if the legislature cannot be convened), from domestic violence. Pursuant to the clause, Congress has authorized the President to call up the state militia to suppress insurrections and repel invasions. [emphasis mine]
Take a read on the vile imagery at Welcome to the Reconquista at Michelle Malkin. Sorry, folks. This is NOT your land!
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was the peace treaty that ended the Mexican-American War (1846–1848). The treaty provided for the Mexican Cession, in which Mexico ceded 1.36 million km² (525,000 square miles) to the United StatesUSD$15 million. The United States also agreed to take over $3.25 million in debts Mexico owed to American citizens. in exchange for

The cession included parts of the modern-day U.S. states of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming, as well as the whole of California, Nevada, and Utah. The remaining parts of what are today the states of Arizona and New Mexico were later ceded under the 1853 Gadsden Purchase.

The treaty was signed by Nicholas P. Trist on behalf of the United States and three plenipotentiary representatives of Mexico on February 2, 1848, at the Villa of Guadalupe (today Gustavo A. Madero, D.F.), slightly north of Mexico City. It was subsequently ratified by the United States Senate on March 10 and by the Mexican government on May 19; the countries' ratifications were duly exchanged on May 30, 1848, at the city of Santiago de Querétaro.

From Newsday
President George W. Bush, who attended a naturalization ceremony in Washington, didn't comment on the Senate bill, but said, "America is stronger and more dynamic when we welcome new citizens."
I hate to break the news to you Mr President, the mess we have now is with illegals! THEY are not citizens and do not intend to assimilate.

Tom Tancredo is pulling the immigration debate to the right—and away from Bush.
Tom Tancredo for President.
As the House and Senate debate the nation's immigration and border-security laws, the four-term Coloradan has positioned himself as the loudest, angriest voice against the estimated 11 million illegal aliens now living in the United States. They are "a scourge that threatens the very future of our nation," he says. He laments "the cult of multiculturalism," and worries about America's becoming a "Tower of Babel." If Republican presidential candidates don't put the problem atop the agenda in 2008, he says he'll run himself, just to force the front runners to talk about it.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Must-read: Ruth Bader Ginsburg wakes up from her slumber to deliver a very alarming speech.

From Powerline
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg gave a speech in South Africa last month, which, for some reason, is just now being publicized. Ginsburg's speech was titled "A Decent Respect for the Opinions of [Human]kind." In it, Ginsburg argued explicitly for the relevance of foreign law and court decisions to interpretation of the American Constitution.

You really should read the entire speech, but its argument is most concisely stated here:
To a large extent, I believe, the critics in Congress and in the media misperceive how and why U.S. courts refer to foreign and international court decisions. We refer to decisions rendered abroad, it bears repetition, not as controlling authorities, but for their indication, in Judge Wald's words, of "common denominators of basic fairness governing relationships between the governors and the governed."

This is, to put it politely, nonsense. In our system of government, the courts are not called on to determine what "basic fairness governing relationships between the governors and the governed" requires. For legal purposes, issues of "basic fairness" were decided when the Constitution was authored and approved by the initial thirteen states, and when the document has been amended over the subsequent centuries.

One last comment, on the title of Ginsburg's speech: "A decent Respect to the Opinions of [Human]kind." This more or less sums up her position: the Declaration refers to "Mankind," but that is out of step with what Ginsburg views as the 21st century liberal consensus. So she changed Thomas Jefferson's words to accord with her own usage. And, I suppose, with the usage of various foreign courts. Which is what she and her fellow Democrats propose to do to the Constitution: where the language doesn't match their opinions, change it.

Can we dump this sleepy woman off the court NOW? For crying out loud, international law? Twelve year old girls are old enough to decide if they can have sex? What more from this woman? Get her off the court and then let President Bush appoint Harriet Meirs.


Previous: What A Maroon!!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

7-year-old poisonous ‘poet’ is in demand

From Michelle Malkin
One of the nation's fastest-rising poetry prodigies is a 7-year-old New York girl whose poisonous demagogic advocacy of black separatism makes Al Sharpton look like Mr. Rogers.

Who is surprised? If you set aside a separate holiday for Black History Month in the public schools, if you set aside separate graduation ceremonies, college dorms, academic departments, recruiting programs, and government contracts and subcontracts by race, you send a message that hardcore racial separatism is not only acceptable — but desired.

Autum Ashante' is the natural offspring of militant multiculturalism and government-sanctioned identity politics. We reap what we sow.

The law of unintended consequences.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Gates of Vienna: On Arrogance

Gates of Vienna: On Arrogance

In keeping with the theme of arrogance and ego, Gates of Vienna is examining the (false) claims of Islam of inventing everything except toilet paper.
This proclivity for arrogance can be seen distinctly in the American Left. Perhaps it dates from their socialist heritage. Whatever the reason, claims for virtue and moral superiority radiate from those who gravitate toward large, messianic issues like global warming or greedy American mega-corporations — sorry for the redundancy there. Of course everyone knows greed = business except for small artisans who make things by hand. They are never greedy, per the folklore of the Left. One is not permitted to question why artisan cheese is three times as expensive and half as tasty as ye olde Wisconsin cheddar.

I am soooooooooooooooooooooo over this. They all need to get over themselves!

Friday, March 10, 2006

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Moms make lousy dads (and lousy First Ladies)

I was perusing Town Hall and came across these two divergent articles. The first was not speaking about Hillary and fits her to a T.

... It seems that in Africa, on a game preserve, the rangers were discovering the mutilated carcasses of several rhinos. They couldn’t determine who was responsible for the carnage, and they couldn’t imagine a motive.

After conducting an investigation, they found to their amazement that a band of teenage elephants were killing the rhinos for no other reason than that they felt like it. It was their version of drive-by shootings. Like our own urban gangs, the young rogues even had a leader.

The rangers thought long and hard about the problem. The first thing they realized was that the teenagers were free to make up their own evil rules of behavior because, like the blood-thirsty kids in “Lord of the Flies,” there were no adults in their world. All the bull elephants had been slaughtered by poachers for their ivory.

Then, because they didn’t have to answer to politicians or social workers, the rangers did two essential things. First, having determined he was incorrigible, they killed the leader of the pack. Next, they flew in several bull elephants. In no time at all, order was restored. The big guys let it be known that if there was any more rhino-stomping, there would be hell to pay. Their message was short and sweet; namely that elephants don’t behave that way.

So, for all their professional advances, there are still a few things that women simply can’t do as well as men. Some of those things, such as throwing a football forty yards in a perfect spiral or crushing a beer can on their forehead, aren’t all that essential. Important, I’ll grant you, but not absolutely essential to society at large.

However, when it comes to rearing male children, we’d all probably be better off if the ladies simply dropped the kids off in the woods for wolves to raise.

Read it all, very funny because it is true.

And also lousy former First Ladies

Responding to Republican claims that she may be too angry to win national office, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton told an audience Monday to wear such criticism as "a badge of honor" and suggested that gender played a role in the attacks.

Democrats, particularly Democratic woman, who run for public office are "going to draw some unfriendly fire," Clinton said at a breakfast fundraiser hosted by black and Hispanic women supporters. "People will be attacking you instead of your ideas, they may impugn your patriotism, they may even say you're angry."

"If they do that, wear it as a badge of honor, because you know what? There are lots of things that we should be angry and outraged about these days," she said.

From the previous article which tangentially comments on this:

In the business world, far too many women salivate at the thought of being regarded as cold and ruthless. They are every bit as likely to torment and humiliate their employees, and to promote an atmosphere of fear and anger, especially among their female underlings. Call these women cut-throat and they think you’re trying to sweet talk them. [emphasis mine]
Pot, meet Kettle. Kettle, meet Pot. Does any one really doubt she wants to be thought of as a man, as cold and ruthless, and when she is called that, she says "boo hoo"?

And Hillary, for the record, we DO attack your ideas.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Can anyone spot a pattern? hmmmmmm

Pot Calls Kettle Liberal: GMA Asks if Oscars Too Political
As Tim Graham has noted, Jon Stewart and George Clooney have denied that Hollywood suffers from any such bias, but GMA host Charlie Gibson acknowledged the slant frankly.

He framed it this way:

"Now we turn to the politics of the Oscars. We've talked a lot about the culture wars in America, the blue state/red state divide, the clash between more traditional moral values and more liberal points of view.

"When you look at the pictures nominated for the best film of the year, there's not much question where Hollywood stands. The five nominated films for best picture, an ensemble piece on the insidious effects of racism: "Crash." A love story between two cowboys, "Brokeback Mountain." "Good Night and Good luck" [about the McCarthy era]. The politics of terrorism in "Munich" and a character study of a famous gay writer, Capote. All five dealing in various degrees with divisive issues, political issues, and all five can be considered as having distinctly left-of-center perspectives."

Variety's Peter Bart defended the choices in this way: "These are more sophisticated pictures aimed at a dedicated filmgoer." [emphasis: mine]

A skeptical Gibson: "It is not uncommon for one or two nominated films to have a political point of view. But all five?"

Bart: "It's a quirky year in the sense that you would expect some major action picture."

And my favorite Ted Rall quote which he wrote the day after the election:
So our guy lost the election. Why shouldn't those of us on the coasts feel superior? We eat better, travel more, dress better, watch cooler movies, earn better salaries, meet more interesting people, listen to better music and know more about what's going on in the world. If you voted for Bush, we accept that we have to share the country with you. We're adjusting to the possibility that there may be more of you than there are of us. But don't demand our respect. You lost it on November 2. [emphasis mine]
The Bennish Rant
Capitalism: If you don't understand the economic system of capitalism, you don't understand the world in which we live. Ok. Economic system in which all or most of the means of production, etc., are owned privately and operated in a somewhat competitive environment for the purpose of producing PROFIT! Of course, you can shorten these definitions down. Make sure you get the gist of it. Do you see how when, you know, when you're looking at this definition, where does it say anything about capitalism is an economic system that will provide everyone in the world with the basic needs that they need? Is that a part of this system? Do you see how this economic system is at odds with humanity? At odds with caring and compassion? It's at odds with human rights. [emphasis mine]
And of course, Hillary.
"Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you," Sen. Clinton said. "We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." [emphasis mine]
I think this comment from a user responding Alec Baldwin's bizarro "apology" for the "Cheney is a terrorist" lunacy on the Huffington Post, sums these people up neatly and succinctly.
no, i would think it's the left who routinely assumes Americans are "stupid". That's why the left favors an elitist RULING CLASS, who simply takes the hard won taxes of the people and spends it as they wish. [emphasis mine]