September 27, 2007

I don't think it means what you think it means....

...Leadership that is.

"It's a matter of leadership, and we have to be careful what we say," Harkin said.

Leaders make decisions that are consistent, inspiring and effective. It's difficult to be all three when you spend your time parsing your words. Thankfully, the real leaders in this country are people like General Pace and General Petraeus who are able to accomplish their objectives in spite of surrender monkeys like Tom Harkin, MoveOn.org and the rest of socialists running for the democratic nomination who want us to fail.

Just for fun, here's another notable quote from a noted liar.

"The Gulf War was like teenage sex. We got in too soon and out too soon."

Morality on display, brought to you by the leadership of the democratic party.

September 11, 2007

Thoughts on 9/11 and 9/10

My coworkers and I gathered this morning to reflect on the events of 9/11 and say a word of prayer for those families who lost loved ones, for our troops and for our country.  It was a moving time of reflection and introspection.  However, as I continued about my day that somber feeling was intruded upon by irritation, then frustration, then outright anger over what took place yesterday in Washington, D.C.

Today as our nation remembers those lost on 9/11 and redoubles its prayers for our troops our country's spirit is tainted by those who have invested themselves in defeat.  What a shame to observe that just yesterday, on the eve of the this day when our nation remembers those we lost to the madness of Islamic extremists, elected Senators in our own Congress stood before a Senate committee and called one of our most decorated soldiers a liar before the man even said a word.  How dreadful that just yesterday an organization of our own citizens would pay to run an add in an American newspaper calling  our General on the front line  between us and those who wish to destroy us, a traitor.

While I can certainly understand the criticism of the War on Terror both in Iraq and elsewhere it is baffling to see these elected leaders so dedicated our defeat and willingness to campaign against, attack and disparage those who believe we can achieve victory in Iraq and that we can defeat terrorism.

As we recall today those emotions we felt years ago when the towers fell, let us not forget those who continue to stand between us and those who would destroy us.  Let us honor them, their selflessness and their mission.  And on this day of remembrance, let us trust in those whom we have charged with our defense when they tell us that we can win if we will maintain our determination and resolve.

May 04, 2007

This is what we are fighting in Iraq

This is evil. This is our enemy.

For all of my liberal friends and readers who think the best way to fight our enemies is to run, to come home, to treat terrorist as criminals who deserve protection from prosecution; tell that to the girls who would soon be going to school here.

How do we save these kids if we leave?

January 10, 2007

democrats Refuse Republican Imput, Then Cry About Not Having Influence On Republican Policy

Let's review:

democrats campaign on the idea that they will run the most open, ethical government ever and promise that they wil work with Republicans to achieve a new age of bipartisanship. 

THEN

democrats proceed to immediately break those promises.  The first thing they do is lock down the legislative process, draft and pass legislation without any Republican input.

Fine, fine.  I expected as much.  It is not a surprise that they went back on their pledge, or even how fast they took to abandoning it.

But today... I almost blew a gasket.

I watched as Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi came out of a meeting with the President this afternoon and proceeded to complain and whine about how they haven't been brought in to consult.  They cried that they were just given notice and don't have any imput.

To begin, where they the only people in the country thatn didn't know this was coming?  Is the troop surge idea really a shock to these two?  And who are they to whine about being locked out of a decision that they have no authority to make?  They close down legislative debate and then fuss about not being able to influence President Bush's decisions.

You know, I try to give the democrat leadership the benefit of the doubt and tell myself that they really are trying to do what they thing is right and that from some other perspective their words and actions might look correct, I really do.  But on days like today I have to wonder if they go back to their closed door meetings and laugh about the fact that people actually buy the balogna they are selling.

December 07, 2006

Christian/Islamic Cold War?

If the radicals had their way, then Christianity and Islam would be engaged in full blown war today. The moderates want to avert war and, I think, most sane people do too. I personally believe radical Islam is every bit as dangerous as Communism, and we (the US and other free democratic countries) managed to defeat the threat of Communism without direct action between the two superpowers. If we thought of the struggle between Christianity and Islam in the same terms, could we find a peace through deterance similar to that of the cold war? Should we?

I really haven't thought about this beyond the passing conjectures about how wise it was to bring in people like Jim Baker and his frame of reference to work on the Iraq Study Group. But it led me to these questions, and I thought I'd pose them here.

What if the war on terror really is the beginnings of a Christian v. Islam cold war? What would that mean for the world? Are the implications of an Islamist superpower acceptable to our security or our morality?

September 05, 2006

Liberals - The Enemy within

Those are the sentiments of JD Pendry when it comes to Democrats and the war on terror. I recommend you read them before you vote... or anytime really.

Print it off and give it to your kids. Explain to them why appeasement to terrorism and Islamofacism means suicide. Say a prayer for people like like JD, not for a change of heart, but for giving thanks that people like him are out there willing to do the dirty work to keep us safe.

See JD's bio here.

August 30, 2006

The Liberal Mentality: Not All Are Equal

The hypocrisy of  liberals continues with the recent news about the religious sect of Warren Jeffs. Liberals are just horrified at the treatment of the young girls under Jeffs' control… as they should be.  Yet, when it comes to rape rooms, torture and mass murder in Iraq, well that is another matter. I guess it is ok to treat women as property and strip them of their rights as long as it is outside the  US.  To liberals, no weapons of mass destruction means that nothing good has come out of Iraq, despite an end to the atrocities by Saddam and his regime.

I am sorry that the hypocrisy is not more obvious to the liberal mind.  Where is the outcry for little Iraqi girls?

I guess we are just suppose to forget all that since the republicans are waging the war. Liberals whine that we have to understand cultural differences and tolerate those differences.  Forget the fact that the US polygamists, and those who would force little girls into marriages with 40 year old men ask for that same protection claiming cultural differences as well.

No, liberals like to be indignant as long as it is convenient.

That is all too unfortunate for Iraqi, Afghani and other women around the word whose cultures continue to keep them prisoner. Oh well, I guess it is all ok as long as our liberal sensibilities and tolerance of other cultures remains intact! Just as long as we don't have to hear about it on the evening news.

Mr. T

August 08, 2006

6 Jewish Women shot in Seattle, but the left focuses on Mel

Absolutely fantastic article by Dennis Prager at Townhall.com.  Here's a taste:

On July 28, 2006, a Muslim entered the building of the Seattle Jewish Federation and shot every Jew he saw, murdering one woman and wounding five others.

On the same day, Mel Gibson was arrested on DUI charges and while intoxicated let loose with anti-Semitic invective at the Jewish police officer who arrested him.

Question: Which story has most troubled the Left?

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We should be worried about this: The liberal world fears -- and much of it loathes -- fundamentalist Christians considerably more than it does fundamentalist Muslims.

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This is one more example of the greatest flaw of contemporary liberalism -- its inability to recognize and confront the greatest evils.

Speaking Truth to Power

I got it from someone who got it from someone who... oh nevermind. Here's the quote -

"If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel."

Margo Howard

Link to it, email it, send it around, pass it on. I've never read anything more true and I doubt you will today either.

Via Alarming News, The New Steve Silver, and The New Republic Online.

August 04, 2006

Maybe Civil War is what they need?

Many see Civil War in Iraq as more likely than instant democracy. So be it. I'm starting to think they need it.

Nothing would clarify better to a bunch of allah hootin arabs the idea of one nation under allah then having one arab against one arab, cousin against cousin, shooting at each other in order to keep their country united instead of divided. Hell, it's practically the national past time over there.

It's the similarities that should bring them together, not keep them apart.

But, of course, it's not about a united country is it? It's not even about peace, truce or cohabitation. They want Isreal competely destroyed and all Jews dead. They want America to convert to islam and they want all women in burqua's. It's about each different tribe trying to be the dominant sect of islam and their hatred and intolerance of each other, or anybody else. Islam is an intolerant, violent, hateful and sadistic religion, period.

To be honest, I don't even really think it's about America as a people, a country or an enemy. It's more like the enemy within or a personal emotional problem all islamofacist have collectively. Their faith will not allow them any position but the superior position, which of course they can't all occupy at once. Or even occupy at all actually. It's craziness.

August 03, 2006

This should tell you something about the upcoming elections

There is an unreported sentiment brewing jsut under the surface of main stream reporting. You may not read about it in the papers, but 66 Senators, SENATORS!, have been hearing it first hand. Voting 94-3 to fund the construction of a fence along the US-Mexico border it was reported many, "heard from their constituents after they voted to authorize the fence in May and then voted against funding it a couple of weeks ago," said Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-AL.

They must have got an ear full when they went home.

Anybody still think the dems are going sweep this fall?

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July 31, 2006

Media Bias? No Way!

I know it's hard to believe, but an Orlando Sentinel feature columnist just can't keep his opinions to himself. He had this to say to PC540 host Pat Cambell via email last week,

...I sense in you a fundamentally decent and obviously bright guy. But it must be said of you and Limbaugh and Gallagher and Medved and Hedinger (give my regards to Bud) and all the other right-wing talkers who beat the drums for this war....there is a lot of blood on your microphones. How many more American lives - except your own of course - are you willing to sacrifice for this tragic folly perpetrated by the arrested adolescent in the White House?

Sounds a lot like conversations I've had with many other liberals in Florida. Personally, I wish journalist were all more open about their positions. I don't mind liberal journalist because I I know where they are coming from; I know instantly not to trust them to be defenders of our country, our way of life, or our soldiers.

And I applaud Greg Dawson for his willingness to publicly state his opinion. Thank you Greg.

Air strikes unfortunate, but necessary

While many today are condemning the Isrealis for the loss of life in Lebanon, lets not forget that the terrorist are hiding in Lebanon because that's where they are welcomed and safe.

You may be seeing pictures of dead little children today. It's a tragedy. But EU Referendum is looking more closely at the coverage and everything you see isn't kosher. (via Alarming News via Ace)

Whatever else, the event in Qana was a human tragedy. But the photographs do not show it honestly. Rather, they have been staged for effect, exploiting the victims in an unwholesome manner. In so doing, they are no longer news photographs - they are propaganda. And, whoever said the camera cannot lie forgot that photographers can and do. Those lies have spread throughout the world by now and will be in this morning's newspapers, accepted as real by the millions who view them.

There's more from Drudge today confirming what we already know; terrorist dress like civilians, they use women and children to hide behind, and they fill weakend structures with women, children and explosives and wait for the inevitable, all to use our own sense of morality against us.

July 17, 2006

Winning World War III

Because Newt asked me to -

I urge each of you to take the time to make these points to your friends and neighbors who may not yet recognize the nature and scale of this war, or who are tempted by the dangerous allure of appeasement.

  1. It's Us Versus Them: The American people and free people everywhere must come to recognize that we are in a world war that pits civilization against terrorists and their state sponsors who wish to impose a new dark age -- with them in charge. Everything our leaders do must be judged by whether it helps or hurts us in defeating terrorists and their state sponsors.

  2. Connect the Dots, Then Connect Them Again: We must consistently emphasize that the deadly attacks and threats of destruction we see worldwide are connected.

    The bombings in India relate to attacks on Israel. Iran's erecting a statue of the favorite hero (Simon Bolivar) of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez -- in a gesture of alliance -- is linked to the Chavez-Castro efforts to weaken America. Suicide bombings in Iraq are linked to efforts to kill thousands of innocent civilians in Canada and New York City.

    And on and on it goes.

  3. Stand and Deliver: We must take every possible opportunity to engage in arguments and efforts that educate people about the nature of the war and the enormous challenge it will be to defeat terrorists and their state sponsors who are committed to our destruction.

  4. Be Honest About the Challenges Ahead: Many things in this Third World War will be very hard. When there have been more than 800 suicide bombers in Iraq alone and several thousand over the last decade worldwide, there is a serious crisis of civilization. We must convince the American people and our allies across the world that fighting this fight is hard but necessary and unavoidable. Losing to the murderous terrorists and their state sponsors who threaten us would be far harder.

Anybody out there starting to think a Newt/Giuliani (or vice versa) ticket would be very interesting?

June 09, 2006

Must See TV

Reaction to the Zarqawi air strike at Hot Air.

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June 08, 2006

al-Zarqawi - DEAD

Yes, dead. Zarqawiisdead Killed yesterday in an airstike at a planned location known to the security forces to be a safe house and the location of a terrorist meeting. And apparently it was a two-for as it appears his number 2 Sheik Abdul Rahman was killed too.

Florida Masochist is right, It. Aint. Over.

See Michelle Malkin for more links and video.


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June 05, 2006

Lucky

From Mr. Barone in US News and World Report,

"The war began on my watch," Bush told the [West Point] class of 2006, "but it's going to end on your watch." Truman might have made the same point, accurately as it turned out, to the class of 1952. We're lucky we had then, and have now, a president who takes bold action and braves vitriolic criticism to defend our civilization against those who would destroy it.

The whole piece is worth reading if you are of a like mind, and if not, it's still worth reading if only for it's brevity.

June 01, 2006

Ben Stein on Memorial Day

David Boyd posted an excerpt from this article and I knew I would have to read it too. I want to post a different excerpt though.

And I thought, well, here's Bob Dylan, making jokes and making fun of his interviewers and he's a Jew. And here I am sitting at my computer with my dogs snoring nearby and my palm trees and my bottled water. And I'm a Jew. And why do we -- Jews and Gentiles here in America -- get to do what we do instead of being killed by the Nazis or the Islamic terrorists?

It's amazing when you can link Bob Dylan, Ben Stein, Nazi's and terrorist in under 800 words, so go read it.

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May 29, 2006

Memorial Day

Some Memorial Day links -

President Reagan's address on June 6, 1984 posted at OP FOR.
Black Five has a letter to Mom and a link roundup.
Decoration Day and brief story of SFC Paul Smith, recent Medal of Honor winner, at Captain's Quarters.
(Medal of Honor history, statistics, and recipients.)
Michelle Malkin has lots of links and short stories. More links at Wizbang!. And reflections by La Shawn Barber.
A Soldiers Perspective on the Meaning of Memorial Day.
Memories of James "Tre" Ponder at Sgt. Hook.
Right in Florida remembers.
Professor Bainbridge tells about his grandfather.
The heroism of a conscientious objector at Don Surber.

Visit this open post at California Conservative for ongoing Memorial Day post links. And this one at Florida Masochist. And this one at Iowa Voice.

There are so many more stories, tributes and link collections out there I feel like I hardly made a dent. Which is exactly how I feel every year. I never really know what to say around Memorial or Veterans Day and I often avoid discussing the military completely on this site. My regular readers know that many who visit this site are liberal and rather than hear many of their inane statements and positions I simply avoid the subject all together. Why get myself so worked up over ill informed and egalitarian positions?

I grew up in the military. Both of my grandfathers served, my mother and father, and even my stepfather. I can trace my roots back to ancestors who served in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. I was born when the US was leaving Vietnam, grew up on military bases across the south during the end of the Cold War, experienced the first Gulf War from an overseas assignment, and I was graduating high school here in the states shortly after America had left Iraq.

When the time came for me to choose the military I had the option to go to college, an option not available to my parents or their parents. There was a time when acceptance or ability to attend college was a lottery ticket for the rich kids and the upper class. We were neither rich nor upper class. Rather than a way out, I thought, at the time, college was not just an opportunity, but my responsibility. I thought, isn't that exactly why so many soldiers fight and die, serve and support, enlist and re-enlist? Regular people who are thinking of something bigger, thinking of the future, thinking of their own kids and for the kids of countless others, including the children of the countries we often fight to free and defend.

I am convinced that my life was surely meant to follow the path it took. While in college I went through a series of lung collapses, any one of which would have removed me from the military anyway, and would surely have occured much earlier in my life had I expereinced the stresses of Basic Training. But knowing my path was set doesn't diminish the emotions I feel around this time of year.

After 9-11, I began to think more about my childhood and the people around me. I often think about the differences of viewpoint from "on base" and off the base. The older I get the more profound I realize those differences are. Those who experienced it know exactly what I'm talking about, and most who have never experienced the military life will never understand it, much less empathize with it.

Although many in my family were in various forward areas of operation throughout different conflicts (WWII, Vietnam, Gulf War), I am not aware of any family members who lost their life as a result of direct combat action, and I can't say I've heard many stories of combat and valor; I consider myself lucky to be ignorant of those things.

But I can say Thank You.

I can say Thank You to my parents, family and friends who have served and are serving today; and also to the millions of soldiers I have never met, the many who will come, the soldiers who serve, defend and secure our world from terror and tyranny. I can say your service has provided everything I will ever need, in ways you may have never thought. I have no fear of tomorrow, because I know you are there, I know you are well trained, some of you trained by members of my own family, and you will not leave until your task is accomplished.

I am full of pride and destiny because of your actions. Because I am American, because you defend me, I am a leader in this world and I can change it so that your children may have options and choices like I did. Because you laid down your life, your youth, your future; because you did this defending us, then I will defend you here at home.

And for those who, like me, never really know what to say, maybe because they didn't serve, or because they don't understand it, don't measure up to it, or don't deserve it - you can say something too.

Thank You.

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May 25, 2006

Flim Flam Flip Floppery

On the fence on the fence.

No, I didn't write that twice. It correctly describes John Kerry's position on the topic. (from GOP and the City)

And some of you guys selected this guy to be your president.

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May 05, 2006

Without illegal aliens

Found this over at The Neo Con Blogger.

...if illegal aliens all took the day off and were truly invisible for one day, there would be some plusses along with the mild inconveniences.

Hospital emergency rooms across the southwest would have about 20-percent fewer patients, and there would be 183,000 fewer people in Colorado without health insurance.

OBGYN wards in Denver would have 24-percent fewer deliveries and Los Angeles’s maternity-ward deliveries would drop by 40 percent and maternity billings to Medi-Cal would drop by 66 percent.

Youth gangs would see their membership drop by 50 percent in many states, and in Phoenix, child-molestation cases would drop by 34 percent and auto theft by 40 percent.

In Durango, Colorado, and the Four Corners area and the surrounding Indian reservations, the methamphetamine epidemic would slow for one day, as the 90 percent of that drug now being brought in from Mexico was held in Albuquerque and Farmington a few hours longer. According to the sheriff of La Plata County, Colorado, meth is now being brought in by ordinary illegal aliens as well as professional drug dealers.

If the “Day-Without-an-Immigrant Boycott” had been held a year earlier on May 8, 2005, and illegal alien Raul Garcia-Gomez had stayed home and did not work or go to a party that day, Denver police officer Donnie Young would still be alive and Garcia-Gomez would not be sitting in a Denver jail awaiting trial.

If the boycott had been held on July 1, 2004, Justin Goodman of Thornton, Colorado, would still be riding his motorcycle and Roberto Martinez-Ruiz would not be in prison for killing him and then fleeing the scene while driving on a suspended license.

What is the price for illegal immigration on your community?

MORE: Collier County knows the price. I wonder how many of these guys are illegal or MS-13? Click on any of the 14 mugshots to see what scum truly looks like. Amnesty? I don't think so.

Sexual Battery and Kidnapping  10/1  approximately 4:00am
827 Rebecca Drive, Immokalee
Victim: W/F/18
Arrested: Rene Perezgarcia W/M/22    823 Rebecca Dr
Mario Lopez Luis W/M/19    827 Rebecca Dr
Herman Sanchez Salas W/M/28     827 Rebecca Dr
Ovidio Lopez Funez W/M/19   827 Rebecca Dr
Napoleon Perez Lopez W/M/29   827 Rebecca Dr
Edwin Albaladego Rivera W/M/28    827 Rebecca Dr
Ermitanio Lopez Salas W/M/18   827 Rebecca Dr
Isreal Santiago W/M/56   827 Rebecca Dr
Rolando Perez Claudio W/M/23   827 Rebecca Dr
Alvarado Perez Luis W/M/21   827 Rebecca Dr
Augusto Perez Lopez W/M/32   827 Rebecca Dr
Cesar Perez Lopez W/M/29   827 Rebecca Dr
Gabino Garcia Godinez W/M/24   827 Rebecca Dr
Augusto Garcia Velasquez W/M/30   827 Rebecca Dr

At the above date and time, deputies responded to an undisclosed location for a report of a sexual battery with multiple suspects. Through investigation, it was determined that the victim was sleeping when she answered a knock at the door. Several males grabbed her and forcefully brought her to 827 Rebecca Drive. More subjects were inside the residence when the victim arrived. She was choked, battered, and then blacked out. When she regained consciousness, one of the males was plugging her nose and another male was pouring alcohol into her mouth. Her pants were removed. While several men restrained her, she was sexually battered by multiple suspects. She was then pushed out the front door where she went to another location to call the Sheriff’s Office. The victim was transported to the hospital. Arrests made and all subjects were ordered by the judge to be held without bond. The charges for all subjects are sex battery – multiple perpetrators (1st degree felony), and kidnapping – false imprisonment.

May 01, 2006

Terrorist professor Sami Al-Arian pleads guilty, then gets off light

Former USF professor Sami Al-Arian plead guilty today to "conspiracy to make or receive contributions of funds, goods or services to or for the benefit of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a specially designated terrorist." In return, he gets 57 months in jail, including the 38 months already served, and he gets to go free sometime around November of 2007.

How can the DA plea bargain this guy? He's an admitted terrorist. His actions have contributed directly to the deaths of innocent civilians - not as bystanders, but as targets.

The death penalty is not too much to ask.

Blurbex is running his "sucker" letter to the people of this country. In it he says something to the effect of, "Ha! I've used your own laws against you, I raised money from you and helped kill you and your supporters. Suckers! I'd like to thank the academy, my producers and directors, George Clooney, my mom, my dad, oh, Katie couric, I love you. But espescially I'd like to thank my children. Trick daddy loves the kids."

How is it this guy gets less than 5 years for terrorism? Disgusting.


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April 28, 2006

More on Gas Prices

You may have missed my post earlier this week, Gas prices not surprising or engineered. For a follow up, here's more excellent commentary from Iowa Voice.

...gas prices aren't going to come down very much any time soon. We're
beyond simple fixes, and even if Congress does what I have said
(including opening up more areas for drilling), it's going to be a long
process, with prices slowly inching down to more affordable levels.


Congress needs to attack the problem from a variety of angles:
conservation (fuel efficiancy standards), open up areas for drilling,
getting rid of the taxes, allowing more refineries to be built (or at
the very least, allow existing ones to expand), and simplifying the
rules on the various fuel blends. Taxing the oil industry isn't going
to make a difference at at the pump, and we all know that we'll never
see a penny of any "rebate" if this tax goes into effect.

Nope. We'll never see a penny.



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FL Senator Bill Nelson - Warmonger?

Sen Bill Nelson wants to go to war with Cuba. That's the only conclusion I can draw from his proposal to stop Cuba from drilling for oil off the coast of their own country.

Sen. Bill Nelson plans to announce today legislation that he says
could prevent Cuba from drilling in its waters some 50 miles off Key
West.

The Florida Democrat says his bill would block President Bush from
renewing a 1977 international agreement that allows Cuba to conduct
commercial activity in waters off its coast, near the Keys -- unless
the administration secures an agreement to prevent Cuba from putting
oil rigs near Florida.

And if we don't secure that agreement how does Senator Nelson plan to stop a communist country from drilling off it's own coast? The only logical conclusion is he wants to go to war with Cuba over oil.

Where is the liberal outrage? I hope ANSWER is protesting outside his offices today... if they aren't too busy organizing communist rallies for millions of criminals living in our country that is.




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April 05, 2006

"The men of Islam are obsessed with sex beyond even the wildest imaginings of the Western male's mind."

Must read.

...it is practically impossible to be more obsessed with sexual matters than they are in Muslim communities.

Consider for a moment a culture that would prefer to let young girls die in
a burning building than to risk having them run out of said building
not clothed in properly modest dress; and tell me that such a society
is less preoccupied with matters of sex than we are in the West.
Liberating women would probably do more to advance freedom in the Middle East than giving them democracy.


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March 10, 2006

File under WTF?

Muslims are crazy. That's all there is to it. Check out this story up today at Michelle Malkin.

Apparently, a muslim paper printed the Danish cartoons everybody is throwing a hissy fit about back in February. Now, this guy, Muhammad Al-Asadi, is facing death for publishing them.

Up to 21 prosecution lawyers called for the death penalty for Mohammed Al-Asadi, the Editor-in-Chief of the Yemen Observer, and the permanent closure of the newspaper, during Al-Asadi’s trial on Wednesday.

Al-Asadi, who denies all charges, is accused in connection with allegations of republishing insulting cartoons first printed in Denmark of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). The newspaper published thumbnail images of the cartoons in the February 4 edition, which were obscured with a thick black cross.

You read that right. The cartoons, in thumbnail form, were crossed out obscuring the image. So why you ask is he facing charges? According to him others in the community tried to blackmail his paper and when they refused to payup - booyow - charges and death penalty now loom. Sounds like the PLO, PA, Hezbollah, Iranian, Syrian, Rainbow Coalition, Nation of Islam ... pretty much every muslim community I've ever read about.

Twelve of the prosecution lawyers turned up to the trial, crowding and jostling each other in the busy court room. Several times the lawyers disagreed among themselves, and the judge ordered them to organize their team better.

They also demanded personal financial compensation for the psychological trauma they claimed they suffered by the actions of the newspaper, which they said has impaired their ability to do their jobs and follow their normal daily lives...

It sounds like these guys appointed themselves prosecutors and just showed up on the trial date. They've got a real kangaroo court system over there. That's sharia law for you. Don't get me started on asking for financial compensation suffered by reading newspapers. If that were legal in this country I'd be on the Forbes list. (I wonder if I can get money for pain and suffering from reading blogs?)

Anyway, what you don't know so far is the paper was actually condemning the cartoons. It wasn't a form of secular protest or defiant journalist making a statement. This guy, this paper, are totally on board with condemning the cartoons.

...The defense team read out an Arabic translation of the two articles that accompanied the crossed out images of the cartoons.

They said that the articles made it clear that the newspaper had condemned the cartoons, had defended Islam and the Prophet (PBUH), and had reported the different reactions from all across the Arab and Islamic world.

They demanded that the translations be included in the file case.

However, both Attorney General and the prosecution team both claimed that the charges rested on the pictures alone, and that the accompanying articles were therefore not part of the case.

Where's a good trial lawyer when you need one?

So here's the story - Muslim paper wants to fuel the flames of hatred and violence, wants to make a profit, decides to print barely legible but still identifiable thumbnail images of the cartoons in question, denounces them and editorializes to the people about the "proper" way to praise Mohhamed, and for their efforts they get blackmailed, petitioned, shut down, property seized, journalist arrested, jailed and now facing death.

What's that saying? You reap what you sow?

The prosecution lawyers claimed that Al-Asadi and the Yemen Observer should thank them for seeking to solve the issue through the court, and avoid potentially violent reactions from people on the street. However, the defense team said they regarded such comments as a veiled threat of violence.

Thank them. Yeah. That's what they should do.

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March 01, 2006

Iraqi Civil War?

What good is organization without candid communication and effective strategy? Gallagher is not doing the right thing, right now, and I hate to criticize GOP candidates... so I will talk about something else.

Iraqi Civil War?

You are being lied to. By elements in the media determined that Iraq must fail. Just give 'em the Bronx cheer.
That's the assesment of MSM coverage by reporter Ralph Peters of the New York Post. I agree.


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January 10, 2006

"The Latino Rosenbergs"

More alien professors at Florida International University have been arrested and charged with spying. Isn't it about time the state of Florida took a look at the hiring practices at some of it's universities?

The Neo Con Blogger thinks so. Check it out.

December 13, 2005

What War is the Media Watching?

Columnist Thomas Sowell has an absolutely brilliant piece on the failure of the media to take off its blinders and see the good that is happening in Iraq. He also places our combat losses, although tragic, in some historical perspective compared to other battles our troops have fought in for our nation.

Has anyone ever believed that any war could be fought without deaths on both sides? Every death is a tragedy to the individual killed and to his loved ones. But is there anything about American casualty rates in Iraq that makes them more severe than casualty rates in any other war we have fought?

On the contrary, the American deaths in Iraqi (sic) are a fraction of what they have been in other wars in our history. The media have made a big production about the cumulative fatalities in Iraq, hyping the thousandth death with multiple full-page features in the New York Times and comparable coverage on TV.

The two-thousandth death was similarly anticipated almost impatiently in the media and then made another big splash. But does media hype make 2,000 wartime fatalities in more than two years unusual?

The Marines lost more than 5,000 men taking one island in the Pacific during a three-month period in World War II.

Sowell reminds us that "freedom isn't free" and that good work is being done in Iraq despite the media's moans and groans. Thank You, Thomas.

My 2 Sense, Maninblack

December 07, 2005

FL: Air Marshals shoot suspected bomber in Miami

It looks like somebody forgot about those Air Marshals on random flights around the country. Now he's dead.

I'm sure we will hear all about this on the news tonight. I will reserve commentary until I learn more.

First thoughts, what a dumba**.
Second thought, even if it turns out this wasn't a terrorist, job well done.

Remember, the Air Marshal's job isn't to identify terrorist, it's to identify threats and eliminate them.

UPDATE: More backstory from Sundries and info at Macsmind.

More at Wizbang, Michelle Malkin, Conservative Revolution and Irish Wake.

Info: From the Federal Air Marshals Service website

The Mission of the Federal Air Marshal Service is to be responsible for and protect air security and promote public confidence in our nation's civil aviation system through the effective deployment of Federal Air Marshals in order to detect, deter and defeat hostile acts targeting U.S. air carriers, airports, passengers and crews.

Mission accomplished.

December 06, 2005

2 Sense from Maninblack 12/6

Top Democrat Kicks Troops in Balls on Eve of Pearl Harbor Day; Prefers to See Saddam Back in Power

Dean, not playing for the Home Team Why can't the mainstream media just be honest? This milquetoast headline by ABC News, "Dean Questions Commitment to Iraq Strategy" hides Democrat National Committee Chairman Howard Dean's comments behind a veil of "oh, it's just another day in Washington." As the article reports, he in fact is blatantly saying U.S. troops and the Iraqi people will fail.

Democratic Chairman Howard Dean on Monday likened the war in Iraq to Vietnam and said, "The idea that the United States is going to win the war in Iraq is just plain wrong," comments that drew immediate fire from Republicans.

It's debatable that Iraq is anything like Vietnam. With regards to this argument, the lefty die-hard 60's hippies just want a chance to break out their tye-die and drop some acid like the good ole days. Ah, remember when Woodstock wasn't sponsored by Starbucks? Them's the days. Not Vietnam

But, what cannot be debatable is our resolve and desire to win. Dean says the idea that we are going to win is wrong, that simply means he thinks we are going to lose. That is a direct attack on our troops' morale and is damn near giving aid and comfort to the enemy, also known as treason.

Why isn't ABC News blasting out loud that Dean says we are going to lose? Because they are willing accomplices in his game to win back the House, Senate, and White House. Sad thing is ABC News and the Democrats think this is all a big game, but it's not. It's about history and the survival of the West and of our way of life, as it has been since well before 9/11 - another day which lives in infamy.

December 02, 2005

2 Sense from Maninblack 12/1

Presidential Candidate Gets 'Straight Talk' from Insulted Troops

Kingston still gets it right after 12 years The Hill reports that U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) conducted interviews of troops during his second trip to Iraq and had some 'Straight Talk' from them to deliver to Senator and undeclared presidential candidate John McCain (R-AZ), conductor of the 2000 'Straight Talk Express'. He said that they feel McCain is misrepresenting their efforts to question terrorist-enemy-detainess by introducing his look-at-me-I'm-running-for-president amendment.

While visiting Iraq this week, Kingston, the House GOP conference vice chairman, said he talked to the enlisted men who deal with prisoners of war.

“They feel that the McCain amendment is not an accurate portrayal of anything that is going on and they are really strongly against it and somewhat insulted by it,” Kingston said of his conversations with the troops. [emphasis added]

“[The prisoners] aren’t people who have committed white collar crime. You do want to get information from them.” He recalled the soldiers saying that those members of the military who broke the laws in the Abu Ghraib torture scandal last year should be appropriately punished.

McCain was unable to comment because he was traveling abroad.

McCain was unable to comment because Kingston has a point! Travelling - what he doesn't have a friggin cell phone when he travels?

Did McCain get idea for amendment from friend Alan Hey McCain, why don't you get off the backs of our troops that are doing things right and focus your efforts on those who are truly trying to hurt Americans. Oh, and check out the Sunday paper - good Christmas deals on cell phones out there, really.

One other thing, The Hill gets it wrong by calling it the "Abu Ghraib torture scandal." What was done to those enemy detainees might be considered humiliating, but it was not torture. Detainees placed into a cheerleader pyramid by some irresponsible soldiers is not the same as political prisoners of Saddam's being placed into one of his rape rooms or having one of his sons smash their genitals with a sledge hammer. Now that's creative interrogation!

"If you don't like it, just don't watch!"

This is what atheists and others on the left tell those of us who object to the rampant sex, violence, and drug use that is increasingly portrayed on network television. To them, we are not allowed to complain about what the networks throw out there under the guise of entertainment and free speech. Fine. I'll just not watch. The Reason for the Season

Now, the godless peeps must do the same for us. If they don't like that Christmas is about Christ, then they shouldn't participate, shouldn't celebrate. They need to stop complaining when Christ is mentioned in school Christmas plays and choral readings.

If there was no Christ, then there really is no Christmas. There's just Hanukkah and New Years to comprise the "Winter Holidays." No, the godless can't hijack Hanukkah either like they are trying to hijack Christmas. In America, Hanukkah is celebrated by five million Jewish people, about 2% of the entire population of the U.S., so I doubt retailers would go out of their way to stock up Hanukkah only aisles if Christmas wasn't there to piggy-back on.

Hanukkah would exist without the retailers because it is not a commerce driven holiday, it is religious. Christmas would exist without the retailers, too - it did for a couple thousand years. But the "Winter Holidays" would not be around if Christmas fell off the calendar.

So, sure, we can continue to call it Winter Holidays to be "inclusive" but the godless really need to stop complaining about Christmas references to Jesus. If you don't like it - then leave it alone and give it back to those of us who celebrate it for Christ.

Besides, the godless have their own new holiday - the hilariously named "Festivus" made-up by the Seinfeld show. So, go steal that holiday - give Christmas back to Christ.

Merry Christ-mas

Identity Crisis in the Halls of the U.S. Senate

I coulda been a coach A few weeks ago, Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) wanted to become a General in the U.S. Armed Forces by allowing unlimited involvement of politicians in matters of war. Read our post here. Now, Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) feels senators should be sports managers and coaches.

NFL Wide Receiver Terrell Owens was suspended for comments made over the last year which were detrimental to the Eagles quarterback, team, and organization. He is still receiving pay from the Eagles, but the NFL is supporting the Eagles efforts to not allow him to be traded to another team this season.

Offical NFL Loudmouth Bobblehead AP reports that Specter is upset over the treatment of Owens and is raising the specter of an anti-trust hearing before his Senate Judiciary Committee to consider the approach used by the NFL and the Philadelphia Eagles in dealing with the Terrell Owens situation.

Sen. Arlen Specter accused the National Football League and the Philadelphia Eagles of treating Terrell Owens unfairly and said he might refer the matter to the antitrust subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which he chairs.

Specter said at a news conference Monday in Harrisburg it was "vindictive and inappropriate" for the league and the Eagles to forbid the all-pro wide receiver from playing and prevent other teams from talking to him.

"It's a restraint of trade for them to do that, and the thought crosses my mind, it might be a violation of antitrust laws," Specter said, though some other legal experts disagreed.

Meddling by the government has never solved anything. The surest way to screw up sports is to allow the Senate to get involved.

Arbitrator Richard Bloch said last week the team's actions were supported by the labor agreement between the league and the NFL Players Association.

"The arbitrator's decision is consistent with our collective bargaining agreement, and it simply enforced the terms of the player's contract," Greg Aiello, an NFL spokesman, said Monday.

"To have an antitrust violation, you have to have a contract or conspiracy in restraint of trade," said Robert McCormick, a law professor at Michigan State University.

Matthew J. Mitten, director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University, said, "We're in the labor arena, not antitrust."

So what, says Specter, it's his committee and he'll do anything he wants. He's from the government and only wants to help.

Senators should be satisfied enough with their job, what with all the power and perks; I wonder why they continually feel the Senate needs to stick its camel nose in tents where it doesn't belong. We don’t need any more generals or sports managers – Hey Specter, stay out of our sports and leave the X's and O's to those who know thier craft!

October 31, 2005

FL: ACLU wins one for the terrorist

Maybe it's time to unload some Bucs season tickets?

Before I only had to worry about opposing touchdowns and Chris Sims' interceptions. Now, I wonder about the guy next to me with the skinny neck, full beard and suspiciously large chest area. If he only had a beer and a hot dog I would be less worried, but the constant arabic muttering about "unclean things" every time I shove one in my mouth has me concerned.

Thanks ACLU. Pass the rocky mountain cold ones.

October 14, 2005

liberal heroes

Read about them here. (HT David Boyd)

September 09, 2005

You have got to be kidding me

This is what they chose to memorialize the victims heroes of Flight 93? Definitely check out the link to Zombie for a not so startling coincidence.

September 08, 2005

Are you pink or grey?

This is an absolute must read from Eject! Eject! Eject! via Alarming News. Print it off and read at lunch if you must. But read it.

When you go to Alarming News, be sure to check out this post where I am having a particularly spirited discussion with Jane in the Comments section.

August 31, 2005

On chickenhawks and policy

Chikenhawk - used by the left to describe someone who does not have actual combat (or any miltary) experience and is supporter of the war on terror (or any war)

The discussion of the use of the term chickenhawk arose recently at The Day Shift. I took up the task of replying and discussing said use. I think it deserves further review. For those who are interested, I have pasted the entire original post and comments from The Day Shift here, after the jump.

Feel free to leave comments on the subject. I will feel free to reply.

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August 29, 2005

AbleDanger

Ever heard of it? Trying to figure out what it's all about? Then check out QT Monster's Place and see the left sidebar. He has links just about every post or backstory on Abledanger. Bottomline, the screwups in fighting the war on terror started long before Bush ever took office.

August 25, 2005

Wow

That's all I have to say after reading Gates of Fire from Michael Yon. Gripping, descriptive, engaging. Reporting at it's best in the worst of environments.

Kurilla was running when he was shot, but he didn't seem to miss a stride; he did a crazy judo roll and came up shooting.

BamBamBamBam! Bullets were hitting all around Kurilla. The young 2nd lieutenant and specialist were the only two soldiers near. Neither had real combat experience. AH had no weapon. I had a camera.

Seconds count.

Kurilla, though dowm and unable to move, was fighting and firing, yelling at the two young soldiers to get in there; but they hesitated. BamBamBamBam!

Kurilla was in the open, but his judo roll had left him slightly to the side of the shop. I screamed to the young soldiers, "Throw a grenade in there!" but they were not attacking.

"Throw a grenade in there!" They did not attack.

"Give me a grenade!" They didn't have grenades.

"Erik! Do you need me to come get you!" I shouted. But he said "No." (Thank God; running in front of the shop might have proved fatal.)

"What's wrong with you!?" I yelled above the shooting.

"I'm hit three times! I'm shot three times!"

Amazingly, he was right. One bullet smashed through his femur, snapping his leg. His other leg was hit and so was an arm.

With his leg mangled, Kurilla pointed and fired his rifle into the doorway, yelling instructions to the soldiers about how to get in there. But they were not attacking. This was not the Deuce Four I know. The other Deuce Four soldiers would have killed every man in that room in about five seconds. But these two soldiers didn't have the combat experience to grasp the power of momentum.

Thanks to MM for leading me to it. I recommend you take the rest of the work day and read the whole thing.

US: I wonder where all the media coverage is?

It’s not too hard to turn on the television and in seconds get the latest tally of American soldiers killed in Iraq. As an American and as a veteran, it troubles me when I learn of another service member having paid the ultimate sacrifice serving their country. It disturbs me even more that there are people out there (such as what’s her name outside the Presidents ranch) that, on a daily basis, ruin the good name of those who have fought and are still fighting in Iraq.

The media continuously shouts from the highest pillars of our country how many have died, but no one is putting it in perspective to other wars. The numbers below include all deaths (whether hostile or not) during the war as indicated: 

Civil War 498,332

Spanish-American War 2,446

WWI 116,516

WWII 405,399

Korean War 36,516

Vietnam War 81,198

Gulf War 1,297

Iraq War (as of 8/24/05) 1,871 *

*(http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/iraq_casualties.htm) 

The only modern war that is comparable is the Gulf War, which lasted roughly a year. America has been fighting the current war since March 2003, more than twice as long as the Gulf War.

We’ve been bombarded with news that the military is not meeting its’ recruitment goals. Has anyone heard ANYTHING about the military’s goals as of August? For active duty recruiting, the Navy didn’t meet its goal of 4,780 new recruits, they only got 4,739. That’s right, they missed their goal by 1%. The other branches: Army – 109%, Marine Corps – 103%, and the Air Force – 101%. 

I’ll take you one better - for the government’s fiscal year goals only one branch is not at 100% of their active duty goals, the Army is at 89%. The other three branches have reached at least 100% of their recruiting goals since October 2004.

Are you getting the message here liberals? The good men and women of this country aren’t buying the crap your serving. They are too smart to believe all the hype being tossed out on a daily basis that really serves no other purpose but to try and undermine our President.

So, keep on camping out and mouthing off as you get ready, you’re not hurting our President, you’re not hurting our military, and you’re not hurting us on the right. It would be nice if the left wing liberals would let us finish this war before having to fight them as well. It’s much more difficult, I would presume, to fight two battles at the same time as President Bush is having to do every day.

Mr. H

UPDATE: More info, links and commentary on the two front war at NYGirl

August 18, 2005

Christian beliefs are good for government and policy

Have you ever heard these protests from liberals -

"Didn't Jesus teach Christians to turn the other cheek? How can you support the war in Iaq if you are a Christian? Shouldn't all Christians oppose the war on the basis of their beliefs?"

Now another question, this time from a Christian perspective -

Why is it ok to base foreign policy, such as war, on my Christian beliefs but absolutely unacceptable to base my domestic policy (abortion, education, crime, etc.) on those same Christian beliefs?

That's the basis of this post from the Memento Moron. And a mighty fine post at that.

August 05, 2005

True words, past, present and future

A friend of mine reminded me of an upcoming event hosted by the John Locke Foundation on the 16th. If you can attend, I suggest you do.

My friend directed my attention to the essay, The Weight of the World, the Responsibility of a Generation, penned by the speaker days after 9-11.

I think it is such an important a piece I am going to post it complete here. Truer words have rarely been spoken. I hope you will read it all. Enjoy.

Mr. C

August 03, 2005

And I thought PETA was crazy?

Check this out. Apparently the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) are turning up the heat with their tactics,

"I think there is a use for violence in our movement. And I think it can be an effective strategy. Not only is it morally acceptable. … I don't think you'd have to kill -- assassinate -- too many vivisectors before you would see a marked decrease in the amount of vivisection going on."

When an audience member stated that this was the same as the pro-life movement killing abortionists,
[ALF spokesman Dr. Jerry] Vlasak responded, "Absolutely, I think they've had a great strategy going."

Watching liberals make excuses for groups like these is like watching the Muslim community turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to terrorism. Will any of you speak out, denounce these lunatics for what they are? Terrorist thugs.

July 28, 2005

U.S. Muslims issue anti-terrorism 'fatwa'

It's about time. What is it, almost four years since 9-11? And I thought the US government was slow.
I would love to know what brought about the change of heart.
 

July 27, 2005

Islam is our enemy

Yesterday's post The War from Adam Yoshida. Excerpt -

To begin, we need to be honest about the nature of the treat. While it’s true that all Muslims are not the threat, it is also true that Islam itself is the threat. This is a fine distinction, but an important one. In World War Two all Germans were not bad, or a threat, but Germany was the enemy. In the Cold War all Russians may not have been either evil or communists, but Russia was the enemy. In this war not all Muslims are bad, but Islam is the enemy. We need to be honest with the people about this simple fact.

Islam is our enemy.

We need to repeat that.

Islam is our enemy.

That is, as I have already said, not to say that all Muslims are bad, but that the threat that we face is, at its core, not the threat of “terrorism” (there are, after all, plenty of terrorists who pose no threat to us at all) but the threat posed by the ambitions of an Islamic faith which is, at the highest levels, controlled almost entirely by individuals who are either terrorists themselves, supporters of terror, or justifiers of terror.

Why are we fighting Islam, rather than “terrorism”? That’s a rather simple question: because “terrorism” is not the enemy, it is the tactic preferred by our enemies. We can no more destroy “terrorism” than we could have declared war against the Blitzkrieg. To pretend that this war is about Bin Laden and al-Qaeda alone would be akin to declaring war only on the Japanese Navy and Admiral Yamamoto after Pearl Harbor.

There's more. Take 3 MARIA. (Minutes And Read It All)

July 26, 2005

Palestinians and The Left

This commentary over at RCP from Dennis Prager is spot on.

July 21, 2005

Continuing coverage: Terror Bombings in London - 7-21 Aftershocks

See Michelle Malkin, LaShawn Barber Instapundit or Sky News for updates and numerous links on the London bombings this morning.

See previous post (here, here and here) on PEER Review for replay of the mornings events.

Mr. C

America’s original homeland security

from JawsBlog,

The Second Amendment…..America’s original homeland security

Latest Updates: Terror Bombings in London - 7-21 Aftershocks

You_will_fail_1See other post from this morning (here and here) for more background.

10:44 PM Tony Blair appearing with Austrailian PM John Howard. Update: PM Blair paraphrase - lots of support, Londoners are brave, not likely to release any new information.

"Important to react calmly and continue with our lives. That's what I intend to do."

UPDATE: Question to PM Blair - Do you feel responsible for putting Britain on the front line of the War on Terrorism? Your policies put people in danger...

PM Blair - I feel that people who are responsible for doing these things are the people who do them.

UPDATE: 11:08am Press conference over. Nothing new to report.

UPDATE: 11:11am Fox News Reporting US Embassy in London is closing

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin posting this morning -

Witness: "There was mass panic." More from witness Ian Mc Cracken:

"I was in a middle carriage and the train was not far short of Warren Street station when suddenly the door between my carriage and the next one burst open and dozens of people started rushing through. Some were falling, there was mass panic.

"It was difficult to get the story from any of them what had happened but when I got to ground level there was an Italian young man comforting an Italian girl who told me he had seen what had happened.

"He said that a man was carrying a rucksack and the rucksack suddenly exploded. It was a minor explosion but enough to blow open the rucksack.

"The man then made an exclamation as if something had gone wrong. At that point everyone rushed from the carriage." Mr McCracken said he smelled smoke but did not see any injured passengers.

If this witness account is accurate, it undermines the theorizing that the perpetrators are "dupes." "Amateurs?" Maybe. "Dupes?" Doesn't look like it.

11:22am UPDATE: Explosives found on bus appear to be same/similar (Acetone Peroxide) to explosives used two weeks ago. Suspected to be related to same terrorist cells from two weeks ago. 11:41am MORE: White powder covering sack and buss passengers after failed detonation apparently consistent with type of explosive used, not chemical agents

11:38am UPDATE: Possible suspect somewhere at University College Hospital scene.

11:44am UPDATE: London authorities set press conference at 12:30pm

12:24pm UPDATE: Authorities seeking an "unknown number of fugitives" related to this mornings incidents

Terror Bombings in London - 7-21 Aftershocks

You_will_failSo everything I am hearing is on Fox news. Also from CNN

a man was carrying a rucksack and the rucksack suddenly exploded. It was a minor explosion but enough to blow open the rucksack.

This is what is being broadcast so far,

Several incidents including 3 tube stations and 1 bus
One explosion confirmed (nail bomb)
Other attempts apparently failed to detonate or were detonators only meant to cause panic
Reports of gunshots most likely sounds of detonators, not gunshots
Very few casualties so far. Update: One person injured
Update: reports of chemical suits on scene are routine procedure, not an indication of chemical attack

Check back.
Update: Video report from AP and slideshow.
Update: Check Terrorism Unveiled for more.
Update: Tony Blair to speak at 10 10:15am. 10:30 am,  Still waiting for comments.

This commentary from LaShawn Barber,

If only authorities would stop and search Middle Eastern-looking men with backpacks headed for public transit systems, they could prevent most of these suicide bombings. But they’d rather feel me up in the airport than “offend” homicidal Muslim maniacs.

10:22 UPDATE: Some news of London police chasing a man with a backpack with wires hanging from it. Simultaneously, news of police having locked down University Hosptial and searching the hospital furiously.

7-21 Aftershock

Apparently Al Queada wasn't finished in the UK. News is breaking of multiple tube station closures and explosions in the London Underground.

Was it timed to coincide with the memorial service?
Does this refute the idea that the bombers didn't know they were suicide bombers? [From NY Girl and Alarming News]
Is this a new tactic?

UPDATE: More from the AP. And Reuters. More from Rueters.
UPDATE: News of a bus explosion as well.

July 20, 2005

N.J. [illegal] immigrants getting N.C. licenses

In this article from the Greensboro, NC, News and Record [Hat Tip Carolina Journal] we learn that NJ is having trouble with illegal aliens who are obtaining drivers license in NC.

They are licenses given by North Carolina to illegal immigrants who live in New Jersey but who come to the Tar Heel State by the busload or vanload to get the document that allows them to drive, work, bank and rent housing, said Sonia Barria, the court administrator for the town of Dover, N.J.

Ever heard anything like this before? This is exactly what I was talking about on July 14 when I said,

It was pretty common knowledge several years ago that many illegal immigrants come to NC to learn how to drive and get a drivers license, then migrate to union states where they can join a union and recieve legal representation.

Except it appears they no lonager come to NC first, they simply go to the state of their choosing, hire a firm to provide them with fraudulent documents, transportation and voila,

"They will get a van full of immigrants -- eight or nine people or 15 people, depending on the size of the van," [Dover, NJ, former chief prosecutor, Jim] La Sala said. "Whatever agency is doing this supplies them with the (counterfeit) utility bills and pay stubs."

And then they get caught and this is their response,

"We ask them. We speak Spanish and we ask them, 'How did you get a license?' " [Sonia Barria, the court administrator for the town of Dover, N.J.] said in a phone interview last week. "They say, 'We went on a bus with a group of people and that is how it happened.' "

That is how it happens, present tense. Unfortunately the problem is compounded in NJ because,

Illegal immigrants with fraudulent North Carolina licenses are charged with misdemeanors such as violating their New Jersey "touring privileges" or providing false documents to a police officer. They face fines that can go as high as $500, La Sala said.

Fines? They know they are illegal and they take away their "touring priviliges?" Are you kidding?
Send them home.

Who are these people organizing the busloads of trips? Do you think the NC DMV would be tipped off when a Greyhound pulls up in the parking lot and dozens of immigrants come in for a drivers license? Isn't there still a driving test? When is NC going to wake up?

July 08, 2005

I probably shouldn't do this...

But I will anyway. It disgusts me when liberals deflect their "I hate America" attitude towards people who love america and support the troops, and for whatever reason aren't serving in the military themselves. Having been called out today by South of Suwannee and previously in the comments section by Florida Politics I will take the opportunity to respond to both.

SOS said - The Reviewer, like his right-wing cohorts, confuses differing on the way the war is being carried out with support for the fight against terrorism. Apparently he doesn't consider it important enough to sign up for the actual combat, but is ready to battle those who are not willing to mindlessly follow the neocons as they squander our troops and our treasure on misguided military adventures.

Florida Politics said - why not have all the folks who supported the decision to invade Iraq either volunteer to fight in Iraq; or, if they are too old, actively encourage their children and relatives to volunteer to fight in Iraq?

First things first,

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July 07, 2005

7/7 Attacks - The War on Terror is not over

Unionjack3_1The sooner the liberals and leftist get this point the sooner we can get on with winning the war and defeating the terrorist.

Support our English friends and pray for the families of those who have lost their lives.

July 01, 2005

Red State Friday's

If you support our troops then hit the continue reading link to see the full text of an email making the rounds in Tallahassee this morning. I'm in.

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June 20, 2005

Hate Monday?

Well kids, this seems to be a roundup of hate from the left over the weekend. I guess someone sent the memo to move full steam ahead.

From RCP, Democrats Sign Up with Anti-Semites. and commentary about Durbin's Gitmo remarks, which are similar to mine (the commentary not Durbins remarks) except for the Democrat as president bit.

This "article" is a disgusting piece of work deriding Bush (all of them actually) as name renters as the author resorts to name dropping to make his case.

This insinuation by Florida Politics that AG Charlie Crist (and current GOP Candidate for FL Governor) is in cahoots with Bush on Terri Schiavo because he missed the boat earlier.

      It's tough trying to woo the wingnuts that control the Florida GOP and at the same time pretend you're a moderate. 

Not really hateful, just underhanded, but then again, that's what liberals do, muddle the facts. Like the fact the AG takes his orders from the Gov. whether he agrees with them or not. It's called chain of command.

And my own poersonal hate for the weekend - why is this guy still alive? I guess I could comment on the liberal law enforcement and court systems of Washington, Oregon and Calilfornia, but I won't. The short response - I would have "sevened" his ass on the spot.

More as I come across it....

Mr. C

June 16, 2005

Welcome to Visitors from the Truth Laid Bear

I guess this is my first big mention by a large blog, even if I suspect it was a passive action. While I was there I learned I was a Flippery Fish? Any idea what that is?

Have a look around drop back by in the future. I do this almost everyday!

And if you have no idea what I am talking about, I am recieving several hits from the Truth Laid Bear Immigration topics page tonight because of this post. This is what amazes me about blogs, when you don't really say anything profound, you get picked up. But try to be smart, and nothing. ;-) LOL.

Mr. C

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