Friday, August 31, 2007

Wizbang did a bang up job!

The bottom line is, Katrina's storm surge did not wash the wall away. As you may remember, water had been seeping under the floodwall at the break location for about a year before Katrina. The ground under the levee was soaked and ready to give at any moment...

What I will say next will probably completely throw you. Katrina saved probably over 50,000 lives.

That levee was doomed. If it had failed without notice, the death toll would have been measured in tens of thousands. There would be no evacuation, no preparation, no Feds at all. (such that they were anyway) no Coast Guard in choppers etc. Tens of thousands of people would have been dead in hours and tens of thousands more would have died on 120 degree rooftops waiting for rescue. It would have been unimaginable. - More unimaginable.

"Luckily" -and I groan when I say that- Katrina allowed the city to be evacuated.

Read it all.

The bottom line is, we are arguing over the WRONG thing, apparently. Not Bush, or Nagin, or FEMA, but the incompetence of building the levee. The federal government has dumped so much money into New Orleans and building the levees but they were built wrong from the get-go. Who benefited? Who got all that money?

This is the issue that needs to be resolved.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A Christmas Story

My favorite movie, perhaps of all time.
An illegal alien suspected of causing a traffic accident and killing movie director Bob Clark, whose "A Christmas Story" has come alongside "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" as a perennial holiday must-watch, has been placed under an immigration hold by federal authorities.

I was so disgusted that this wonderful film maker was killed, along with his son, for something so preventable. I cannot imagine how the Clark family feels. I have my tv on during Christmas for the 24 hours of A Christmas Story.

God bless Bob Clark and his family. I will be thinking of him and his family this year, without a doubt.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Dutch Bible Museum Goes 'Multicultural'

And thanks for the hat tip! I suspect that NO blogs and NO MSM in the English-speaking world is covering this story (which I why I sent it in).
Well zombie, I am not much, but I am linking to it. Here is a taste:

THE HAGUE, 22/08/07 - The former Open Air Bible Museum near Nijmegen has received 500,000 euro in subsidy from oil state Oman. With this, the museum will expand to include a House of Koran.

The Open Air Bible Museum recently changed its name to Museumpark Orientalis. Along with its name, the museum’s objective has changed. Formerly a traditional Catholic pilgrim’s place, the museum is now to be transformed to an ‘intercultural museum’ for Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Um, I don't know about you, but the pagan worship of a false moon god does not belong near the worship of God Almighty or the King of Kings.

Although I do not tie my worship to a place or thing or object, this is an effort to enforce Islam over Judaism or Christianity, and eradicate them both.

I am reminded of the 20 million given to the Louvre for an "Islamic" wing.

And just exactly HOW is Islam enforced in a church? Well, let's just ask the people who lived in Constantinople: [emphasis mine]
The Ottoman troops who beating their drums step over the breaches in the fallen walls, overwhelm the Genovese and Venetian and Spanish defenders, hack them on to death with scimitars, then burst into the cathedral and behead even newborn babies. They amuse themselves by snuffing out the candles with their little severed heads... It lasted from the dawn to the afternoon that massacre. It abated only when the Grand Vizier mounted the pulpit of St. Sophia and said to the slaughterers: “Rest. Now this temple belongs to Allah”.

Meanwhile the city burns, the soldiery crucify and hang and impale, the Janissaries rape and butcher the nuns (four thousand in a few hours) or put the survivors in chains to sell them at the market of Ankara. And the servants prepare the Victory Feast. The feast during which (in defiance of the Prophet) Mehmet II got drunk on the wines of Cyprus and, having a soft spot for young boys, sent for the firstborn of the Greek Orthodox Grand Duke Notaras.

A fourteen year-old adolescent known for his beauty. In front of everyone he raped him, and after the rape he sent for his family. His parents, his grandparents, his uncles, his aunts and cousins. In front of him he beheaded them. One by one. He also had all the altars destroyed, all the bells melted down, all the churches turned into mosques or bazaars. Oh, yes. That’s how Constantinople became Istanbul.

Pope Benedict, we need you.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Please help

Great news: that five-year old Iraqi boy who was horribly disfigured in an attack by mujahideen will get free treatment from the California-based Children’s Burn Foundation: Help is on the way for Youssif.

This is WONDERFUL!!!! Americans.are.the.good.guys.

Just because.

Monday, August 20, 2007

A new book is causing a storm of controversy by labelling children as annoying and pointless

I found the hardest thing to give up when I had my children was my personal freedom.


Get over these early hurdles and you hit the big one: how to keep your child amused and happy.

This will fast become one of your most hated jobs. The moment you give birth you can forget leisurely lie-ins, last-minute trips or a spontaneous roll in the hay with your partner.

Not husband, or man. PARTNER.

Moonbattery at its zenith.

Yes this woman probably never should have had children. She has no business speaking for anyone else.

I cannot have children. The doctors could do nothing for me. I would have traded with this woman anytime. I have been denied life's greatest treasure and she treats it like trash. She should be kept far, far away from children.

It never occurred to this broad if she had been a better person or mother, maybe her life would not have been so miserable. And she is clearly miserable. Not a happy relationship (partner my behind), and her kids live their life and she lives hers, she says.

Watching my foster daughter's kids grow up is one of the pleasures of my life. They enrich me and my life. It is a chore, the author claims, to help your kids do their homework? Why? She says she and her "partner" were looking forward to an art opening and had to take the kids along. And that was a bad thing to her. Why? So what if they grumble? They will remember it fondly I am sure, as an outing with their parents.

There is nothing wrong feeling this way. What is wrong is lecturing the rest of us, with her failures and misery, that she is right on this topic.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

TV airing for Islam's story of Christ linked to this:

Emphasis mine.
There was no manger, Christ is not the Messiah, and the crucifixion never happened. A forthcoming ITV documentary will portray Jesus as Muslims see him.

With the Koran as a main source and drawing on interviews with scholars and historians, the Muslim Jesus explores how Islam honours Christ as a prophet but not as the son of God.

Representatives from mainstream Anglican and Catholic organisations were invited to take part in the film, to be broadcast on Sunday, but
nobody was available, Mr Ashraf said.

However, Patrick Sookhdeo, an Anglican canon and spokesman for the Barnabas Fund, which works with persecuted Christians, accused broadcasters of double standards. Mr Sookhdeo, who was born a Muslim and converted to Christianity in 1969, said: "How would the Muslim community respond if ITV made a programme challenging Muhammad as the last prophet?"

The Koran's denial of Jesus's divinity was "unacceptable". "On the last day the Koran says Jesus will destroy all the crosses. How can we praise that?"
Exactly. How can we praise that? And NOBODY was available? Yeah right.

And yes, I would LOVE to see a documentary on the truth about Mo. I do challenge that assertion, that he was a prophet of any kind. In fact, we need something like that.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Windsor Hezbollah Billboard:CBS Violates Federal Law

From Debbie Schlussel

What's disturbing is that CBS owns the billboard and allowed it to be posted. This is a violation of federal law here in America. It makes no difference that the billboard is in Canada. Federal law prohibits providing material support, including communications (such as a billboard), to terrorist groups. Hezbollah is not only on the State Department Terrorist List, it is also a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Entity by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Therefore, with the posting of this billboard supporting Hezbollah, CBS has gone beyond the bounds of free speech and entered the boundaries of illegality.

Read the whole thing.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Say it isn't so!

This ad just creeps me out, I won't even embed it!

The thrill of viagra sung to Viva Las Vegas? ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

No thank you. Now, let us cleanse our brains and our souls and remember why he remains...

.....The King.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Hence, the title of my blog

Good grief.
“Welcome to Venezuela, Mr. Penn. What drives him is consciousness, the search for new paths,” Chavez said Wednesday in a televised speech. “He’s one of the greatest opponents of the Iraq invasion.”…
So what if Sean Penn is a great opponent of the war on terror? What impact does that have anywhere on anyone at any time? Is he an elected official? Is he a great author with influence a la Mark Steyn or Victor Davis Hanson? Can he string two coherent thoughts together? Or is he just a flaming doofus?

Birds of a feather I guess.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

CAIR can go to Hell and they can take their 72 virgins with them.


From LGF:
UPDATE at 8/1/07 2:46:09 pm:

The author of the legal threats above is apparently also the general counsel for the Democratic National Committee.
You know you are over the target when you start taking some flak.