Saturday, January 08, 2011
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILIES OF THE DEAD AND WOUNDED.
UPDATE/ASIDE: I SAW A LOT OF THE TV COVERAGE THIS EVENING AND MUST COMMENT:
PREDICTABLY, NUMEROUS TALKING HEADS ON THE MSM (FOX, CNN AND OF COURSE MSNBC) SAID THAT TWO OF JARED LEE LOUGHNER'S FAVORITE BOOKS REVEAL THAT HE WAS POLITICALLY CONFUSED BECAUSE HE LOVED [PARAPHRASING] "BOTH MARX'S COMMUNIST MANIFESTO AND HITLER'S MEIN KAMPF "AND THESE ARE "FROM THE EXTREME LEFT AND THE EXTREME RIGHT".
BOTH ARE LEFTIST AND UTOPIANIST MANIFESTO'S WHICH BLAME CERTAIN SPECIFIC GROUPS OR CLASSES FOR NEARLY ALL THE ILLS OF SOCIETY.
LOUGHNER WAS A PARANOID LEFTIST WHO TRIED TO ASSASSINATE A PRO-SECOND AMENDMENT PRO-BORDER FENCE POLITICIAN WHO WAS PART OF THE RIGHT-WING OF HER PARTY.
AND THE SHERIFF AND MANY COMMENTATORS BLAMED VITRIOLIC POLITICAL RHETORIC AND BIGOTRY.
THIS WAS CODE FOR PALINISTAS AND THE TEA PARTY.
THIS WAS A HORRIFIC CRIME PERPED BY A PSYCHOLOGICALLY DISTURBED LEFTIST - WHO INSTEAD OF BEING MERELY THROWN OUT OF COLLEGE FOR BEING DERANGED SHOULD HAVE BEEN FORCED INTO A PSYCHIATRIC PROGRAM.
FULL ROUND UP HERE.
TURNABOUT IS FAIRPLAY: IF FATAH WANTS A JUDENREIN WEST BANK, THEN SHOULDN'T ISRAEL DEMAND AN ARAB FREE ISRAEL?
IF ETHNIC CLEANSING IS WRONG "PERIOD" THEN THE WORLD OUGHT TO CONDEMN ABBAS AND FATAH AS MUCH AS HAMAS - BECAUSE THEY BOTH DEMAND ETHNIC CLEANSING:
- ABBAS DEMANDED A JUDENREIN WEST BANK ON CHRISTMAS DAY.
- HAMAS HAS ALWAYS DEMANDED A JUDENREIN MIDDLE EAST.
BOTTOM-LINE: ABBAS IS AS MODERATE AS MESHAAL WHO IS AS MODERATE AS NASRALLAH WHO IS AS MODERATE AS AHMADINEJAD WHO IS AS MODERATE AS BIN LADEN.
WE SHOULD TREAT THEM ALL ALIKE. THEY ALL THREATEN ISRAEL AND THE FREE WORLD.
The personal doctor of Ariel Sharon says the comatose former Israeli prime minister responds to pinches and opens his eyes when spoken to.
Dr. Shlomo Segev made the remarks in a program broadcast Saturday on Israeli television that coincided with the fifth anniversary of the massive stroke that incapacitated the ex-prime minister.
HMMMMMMMMMMM... I DON'T KNOW TOO MANY VEGETABLES THAT OPEN THEIR EYES WHEN SPOKEN TO AND RESPOND TO TOUCH. STAY TUNED?
Winter woes were compounded in north India as the intense cold wave kept people numb with mercury dipping further in the region on Wednesday and resulting in 12 more deaths.BRRRRRRRRRR.
Uttar Pradesh accounted for the 12 deaths. The death toll in the state now stands at 47, officials said. ...
The national capital remained under the grip of a cold wave with the mercury dropping to 4.2 deg C, three degrees below normal, early this morning.
The cold wave intensified in Kashmir division, including Ladakh, as the minimum temperature across the state dipped several degrees further with Leh town freezing at minus 23 deg C.Leh was the coldest in Kashmir division at minus 23 deg C, which was 2.8 degrees lower than the minimum temperature recorded on Tuesday.
AGW = TFBS.
Friday, January 07, 2011
Europe’s sovereign debt crisis is back — if it ever went away.
Less than a month after bailing out Ireland, and following a holiday lull in the markets that may have looked mistakenly like calming, the European Union is again struggling to persuade investors that it has the cash and will to address the root cause of the euro zone’s travails: a growing debt overhang that is strangling governments and their banks.
On Friday, the yield on Portuguese 10-year sovereign bonds hit a recent high of 7.1 percent, the cost of insuring the debt of banks in Italy and Spain rose sharply, and the euro hit a three-month low against the dollar.
THE EURO WILL COLLAPSE THIS YEAR.
Provisional figures from the Met Office issued this week reveal that December 2010 has become the coldest December across the UK since the national series began in 1910.MORE HERE:
The mean temperature for the UK has been minus1.0 °C, well below the long term average of 4.2 °C.
The previous coldest December in the record was 0.1 °C, in 1981.
The provisional UK, England and Wales December 2010 figures show that the month was the coldest month since February 1986. In Scotland it was the coldest month since February 1947 and in Northern Ireland, the coldest month on record.
IOW: AGW = TFBS!
It was also the coldest month recorded in the last 100 years with a mean temperature of -0.6 Celsius.
However, a sunshine total of 78.7 hours made December 2010 the sunniest on record.
The Met Office said 2010, with an estimated mean temperature of 8 Celsius, was the coldest year in NI since 1986.
Since 1881, the obelisk known as Cleopatra's Needle has stood in New York's Central Park, but a letter from the secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities indicates that this may change if the monument is not taken better care of.
Recently, Zahi Hawass, the aforementioned secretary general and archaeologist, wrote to the Central Park Conservancy and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to inform them that if steps are not taken to protect the obelisk, it would be removed. [Image of obelisk]
"I am glad that this monument has become such an integral part of New York City, but I am dismayed at the lack of care and attention that it has been given," Hawass wrote. "Recent photographs that I have received show the severe damage that has been done to the obelisk, particularly to the hieroglyphic text, which in places has been completely worn away. I have a duty to protect all Egyptian monuments whether they are inside or outside of Egypt. If the Central Park Conservancy and the City of New York cannot properly care for this obelisk, I will take the necessary steps to bring this precious artifact home and save it from ruin."
The obelisk was originally one of a pair - the other currently resides in London - built around 1500 B.C. to honor Pharaoh Thutmose III. They were placed in the ancient city Heliopolis in Egypt, where they sat for a little over 1,500 years until 18 A.D., when they were taken by the Romans and placed at the entrance of the Ceasarium in Alexandria, according to TravellersinEgypt.com, a website that compiles information from people who have traveled in Egypt.
In 1869, to commemorate the opening of the Suez Canal, the Khedive of Egypt, Ismail Pasha, gave the United States the obelisk that now sits in Central Park. The gift was an attempt to cultivate trade relations between the two countries, according to the Central Park Conservancy. It would still take another decade for the obelisk to reach the park.
The Fed chairman argued that "prompt adoption" of a plan to bring deficits down in future years could improve the economic outlook today, by helping keep interest rates low and increasing business confidence.CUTTING SPENDING IS JOB NUMBER ONE FOR THE NEW CONGRESS.
Vang Pao, the former general and leader of his Hmong ethnic group in Laos, has died in exile in the US, aged 81.
He had been in hospital for about 10 days before his death late on Thursday.
As a young man, he had fought against the Japanese during World War II, and with the French against the North Vietnamese in the 1950s.
He led a 15-year CIA-sponsored secret war in Laos during the Vietnam War and, when it was lost, led tens of thousands of his people into exile.
Thousands of ethnic Hmong are expected to attend his funeral in Fresno, California.
"He'll be remembered as a great general, a great warrior, a great Hmong soldier," his friend Charlie Waters told AFP news agency.
However the response from the Laos government was muted. "He was an ordinary person, so we do not have any reaction," a government spokesman was quoted by AFP as saying.'Last of his kind'
Gen Pao was a controversial figure, deeply loved by many Hmong - an ethnic minority in Lao that complains of persecution - for his insistence on freedom from foreign domination.
Former Central Intelligence Agency chief William Colby once called Gen Pao "the biggest hero of the Vietnam War".
WE WON THE VIETNAM WAR ON THE BATTLEFIELD.
IT WAS LOST IN CONGRESS.
- THE LAST US GROUND TROOP LEFT VIETNAM 3/73.
- SAIGON DIDN'T FALL UNTIL 4/75 - AFTER THE DEMOCRATS PULLED THE PLUG ON CONTINUED FUNDING OF THE SVG.
- THAT'S WHAT LED THE NORTH TO VIOLATE THE TERMS OF THE PEACE TREATY AND ILLEGALLY INVADE THE SOUTH - LEADING TO MILLIONS OF EXILES, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS DEAD OR IN "RE-EDUCATION" CAMPS
WHICH IS WHY I HAVE LONG MAINTAINED THAT IF WE WANT TO MAKE OUR ENEMIES ABROAD HISTORY, WE NEED TO FIRST MAKE THE LEFT HERE AT HOME HISTORY.
A day after Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani announced a rollback of fuel price increases that were deeply unpopular in Pakistan, a major political party said on Friday that it would rejoin the ruling coalition, defusing a tense political standoff and saving Mr. Gilani’s government from potential collapse, news reports said.TICK... TICK.. TICK... WE STILL NEED A MORE STABLE AND RELIABLE REGIME IN PAKISTAN. A MILITARY COUP WOULD BE BEST.
... While the government appears to have survived for the moment, it does so at the expense of political and economic reforms encouraged by the United States.
Israel's newly retired spy chief thinks Iran will not be able to build a nuclear bomb before 2015, Israeli media reported Friday - further pushing back Israeli intelligence estimates of when Tehran might become a nuclear power.BUT IT MIGHT BE DISINFORMATION TO MAKE IRAN COMPLACENT.
Meir Dagan, who left his post as head of the Mossad intelligence service this week, said Thursday that Iran's nuclear program had been delayed by unspecified "measures" employed against it, according to the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot.
... An Israeli government spokesman would not comment Friday.
As recently as 2009, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Iran would be able to build a nuclear bomb by 2011. But since then the projected deadline has been extended. The Israeli Cabinet minister in charge of strategic affairs, Moshe Yaalon, said last week it would take the Iranians at least three years to develop a nuclear weapon.
...Israel officially supports the diplomatic efforts in place to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions, but has not ruled out the possibility of a military strike.
THEN AGAIN, EVEN IF IT IS CORRECT, IRAN MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET A BOMB FROM PAKISTAN OR NORTH KOREA.
THE ROOT PROBLEM IS THE IRANIAN REGIME - AND JIHADISM.
THIS DOESN'T MEAN WE DON'T HAVE TO OR SHOULDN'T ATTACK PREEMPTIVELY.
IT'S JUST A MATTER OF WHEN.
BECAUSE WE HAVE TO STOP THEM BEFORE THEY GET A BOMB, WE HAVE TO ACT PREEMPTIVELY - OR IRANIANS HAVE TO HAVE A REGIME CHANGE.
SINCE WE'RE NOT DOING ENOUGH TO FOMENT THE LATTER, I EXPECT A PREEMPTIVE ATTACK - BUT NOT UNTIL OBAMA IS OUT OF OFFICE.
I HOPE IT'S NOT TOO LATE.
SUFI MUSLIMS ARE AMONG THEIR CHIEF TARGETS: NYTIMES - (LINK HAS VIDEO): The Islam That Hard-Liners Hate
In Pakistan’s heartland, holy men with bells tied to their feet close their eyes and sway to the music. Nearby, rose petals are tossed on tombstones. Free food is distributed to devotees.IN IRAQ, THE SECTARIAN GENOCIDE IS WELL-KNOWN. AND ONE OF ITS CHIEF PROPONENTS HAS JUST RETURNED:Sadrists Project Confidence in Iraq
This peaceful tableau is part of Sufism, Pakistan’s most popular brand of Islam, which attracts millions of worshipers at about a dozen major festivals throughout the year. Each day, thousands visit shrines dedicated to Sufi saints.
But the rituals came under heavy attack in 2010, as minority hard-line militants took responsibility for five shrine attacks that killed 64 people — a marked increased compared with 2005 to 2009, when nine attacks killed 81 people.
Attacks in previous years occurred in the middle of the night or when worshipers were not present, apparently in an effort to avoid causalities. But in 2010, terrorists carried out suicide bombings when thousands of worshipers were present, and in the nation’s largest cities, like Karachi and Lahore.
The increase in attacks, and a direct effort to kill those who practice a more mystical brand of Islam, has torn the fabric of mainstream worship in Pakistan. But as worshipers continue to visit the Sufi shrines and many Sufi festivals continue in the face of threats, it also evidences the perseverance of Pakistan’s more moderate brand of Islam.
“It’s a very disturbing picture that militants have extended their targets to shrines, which are symbols of popular Islam in Pakistan and are widely visited,” said Rasul Bakhsh Rais, a professor of political science at Lahore University of Management Sciences. “However, I don’t think the militants are succeeding – thousands of people still visit the shrines despite these attacks.”
Although there is no official data, the number of people who informally follow Sufi traditions is believed to be in the millions. They have long been condemned as un-Islamic by fundamentalist groups because they worship saints and perform music and dance.
The United States, meanwhile, sees Sufi Islam as a counter force to terrorism, and has helped promote it by giving more than $1.5 million since 2001 on the restoration and conservation of Sufi shrines in Pakistan.
It was fewer than seven lines of handwritten Arabic on a small piece of paper, bearing his stamp. But with it, Moktada al-Sadr, son of a revered ayatollah and scourge of the American occupation, made clear on Thursday that he was in charge again of a group that has begun shaping Iraq as the United States withdraws.CIVIL WAR MAY BEGIN AGAIN - AND SOONER THAN YOU THINK. WHY!? IT'S IN IRAN'S INTERESTS.
Shiite worshipers turned out Thursday for evening prayer at the shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf. Moktada al-Sadr has a home in the city, where supporters gathered in hopes of seeing him.
Moktada al-Sadr is viewed by followers as a savior and a mystic, as evidenced by memorabilia for sale at a market in Kufa, Iraq.
“The lack of discipline of some of you as I performed my religious rituals bothered me and hurt me,” he said, scolding his followers for the rapturous welcome the day before. “Please exercise discipline and refrain from excessive chants and pushing which harms me, others, you, your reputation and the reputation of the Sadr family.”
Or, translated more loosely, this is not yesterday’s movement.
In scene after scene on Thursday, a day after Mr. Sadr returned from more than three years of exile in Iran, signs abounded of the new face his movement is projecting, with him in charge. Not least was a security detail outfitted in gray suits or khaki that looked borrowed from a mercenary outfit.
MEANWHILE, BRITAIN HAS RAISED ITS TERROR-ALERT:
Without confirming the reports, Scotland Yard said the current national level meant that “an attack is highly likely,” promising to “police accordingly and use a range of covert and overt tactics which remain under constant review.”
But the police declined to offer specific details of those tactics or to discuss whether the threat levels had been raised or not. Television footage showed police wearing flak jackets and armed with automatic weapons patrolling airport check-in halls, accompanied by dogs trained to sniff out explosives.
British security authorities use a twin-track security alert system, setting a national level, which is usually made public, while making assessments, usually kept secret, of threats to specific areas.
The national level has been at “severe” for a year, the police said. Security officials said the specific threat assessment for transport hubs had been increased from “substantial” to “severe.”
The first word of the heightened alert — following similar alarms in continental Europe — came on Thursday night when television stations reported that leave had been canceled for transport police.
THE ATTACKS IS MOST CERTAINLY BEING PLANNED BY ISLAMISTS.
ISLAMISTS WHO ARE LITERALLY FOLLOWING THEIR PROPHET AND THEIR "HOLY" BOOKS.
IOW: THE CORE PROBLEM IS ISLAM ITSELF.
ISLAM IS A THREAT TO MUSLIMS AS MUCH AS TO NON-MUSLIMS AND INTERNATIONALLY.
IT HAS BEEN FROM THE VERY START - FOR MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND YEARS.
WHAT MAKES IT WORSE IS THE FACT THAT THE WEST IS CRUMBLING FROM WITHIN DUE TO LEFTISM AND POSTMODERNISM.
IF IRAN GETS A NUKE - OR IF PAKISTAN'S FALLS INTO THE HANDS OF THE ISLAMISTS, THEN THE WAR SHALL BE FOUGHT ON ITS MOST HORRIFYING PLATEAU.
WE CAN PREVENT THAT BY ACTING FIRST.
UNFORTUNATELY, OBAMA IS AN APPEASER WHO WON'T PREEMPTIVELY ATTACK.
THEREFORE, I EXPECT WW4 TO GO NUCLEAR IN THE NEXT 2 YEARS.
UNLESS ISRAEL ACTS. NO LATER THAN 2012.
HRW’s treatment of Mauritania’s black slaves cinches our case. The Islamic Republic of Mauritania has more slaves per capita than any other nation on Earth. It abolished slavery in 1905, 1961 and 1980; the country criminalized it in 2007, but the UN, the US State Department, and Amnesty International report that slavery continues. According to UN reports – confirmed by our Mauritanian abolitionist allies – slaves in Mauritania are the wholly owned property of masters, passed on through their estates, like furniture or cattle. Slave girls are given as wedding gifts.The political gain HRW doubtlessly wants is of a socialist/marxist bent. I really can't think of another reason why. These type of phonies have never cared for real freedom.
You might think black slaves would be a top priority for an American rights champion. But there’s a problem. While the slaves are African, their masters are not white Europeans; they are Arab-Berber Muslims.
HRW knows all this but won’t tell anybody. Its reports have mentioned slavery in Mauritania only four times since 1994. Why? Because there is no political gain, no expiation, no dollars – or dinars.
Be sure to watch the video discussions included in the article.
DC comics did not respond to an AFP request for an interview with David Hine, the writer of the album featuring Nightrunner, and declined to comment on the controversy.Now, the reasons for his doing this are becoming clearer: Hine hails from that isle of madness the French nicknamed Londonistan, because of how they allowed their country to serve as a hub for terrorist cells. A country overrun with bias, prejudice, and other horrific anti-Americanism and anti-Israelism, and, as Melanie Phillips, one of the few sane voices in the UK says, also suffers from obsession with multiculturalism. Robert Spencer once asked early in his official career if Britain will convert to Islam. One can only wonder if that will end up happening. I'm guessing they still don't have many regrets over their slaughter of Joan of Arc during the 100 Years War either.
But the British-born author told a US website that he had tried to "come up with the kind of hero I would want to see in a comic book if I were French."
I think what's really galling about Mr. Hine's statements is that basically, this is his idea of what a "real" Frenchman should be, or how the French should be thinking, just like there are liberals out there with a pretty ludicrous idea of what a conservative should really be. In any case, it doesn't surprise me that someone like him could pull a stunt like this, and pander to PC-ness and multiculturalism. It does tell how the American comics industry has gone very far out of their way to employ British writers, yet there are so few of other nationalities, whether French, Hungarian, Portuguese, Armenian, Romanian, or even Japanese and Korean, if at all. By today's standards, the use of British writers has gone much too far, as they increasingly allow their political standings to overcome their simpler writing talents. And the comics industry wonders why they're collapsing?
Interestingly enough, Mother Jones, of all sites, has mentioned this, and is actually rather respectable in how they write their own notes. I suppose they're right - Captain Planet is off the hook, because compared to cases of whitewashing violent religions and cults, yes, Capt. Planet is mere peanuts.
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Do you remember the scene in "Doctor Zhivago," when after the Bolshevik revolution, Zhivago returns to his in-laws' apartment, and finds it occupied by a gaggle of proletarians and lumpenproletarians lodging there on orders of the regime?
That's what the UK Guardian's George Monbiot thinks will solve Britain's housing crisis:
Between 2003 and 2008 (the latest available figures), there was a 45% increase in the number of under-occupied homes in England. The definition of under-occupied varies, but it usually means that households have at least two bedrooms more than they require. This category now accounts for over half the homes in which single people live, and almost a quarter of those used by larger households. Nearly 8m homes – 37% of the total housing stock – are officially under-occupied.**********
My guess, though I can find no research or figures either to support or disprove it, is that the richest third of the population has discovered that it can spread its wings. A report by the International Longevity Centre comes to the same conclusion: "Wealth … is the key factor in whether or not we choose to occupy more housing space than is essential."
While most houses are privately owned, the total housing stock is a common resource. Either we ensure that it is used wisely and fairly, or we allow its distribution to become the starkest expression of inequality. The UK appears to have chosen the second option. We have allowed the market, and the market alone, to decide who gets what – which means that families in desperate need of bigger homes are crammed together in squalid conditions, while those who have more space than they know what to do with face neither economic nor social pressure to downsize.
The only answer anyone is prepared to mention is more building: let the rich occupy as much space they wish, and solve the problem by dumping it on the environment, which means – of course – on everyone. I think there's a better way.
If you live by yourself, regardless of the size of your property, you get a 25% council tax discount. The rest of us, in other words, subsidise wealthy single people who want to keep their spare rooms empty. Those who use more than their fair share should pay for the privilege, with a big tax penalty for under-occupation. If it prompts them either to take in a lodger or to move into a smaller home in a lower tax band, so much the better.I would also like to see an expansion of the Homeshare scheme, which could address several growing problems at once. Instead of paying rent, lodgers – who are vetted and checked by the charity that runs the project – help elderly homeowners with shopping, cleaning, cooking, gardening or driving.
The emotional force that drives the left is the desire to take, to confiscate, to appropriate, to expropriate, and to control.
The do-gooder schemes are not the real point, the real point is to deprive anyone who has anything of everything he has. They want to turn the entire world into a giant slum, which their thugs will enable them to rule.
“Squawk Box” co-host Joe Kernen offered his view on how he thought some members of Congress viewed the document.
“Some swear to and some swear at it, I think,” Kernen said.
House Republicans wasted no time Thursday in trying to block the Obama administration from acting to stem global warming.
On their second day in power, GOP lawmakers introduced several bills that would hamstring the Environmental Protection Agency from moving forward with regulations to reduce heat-trapping pollution from factories and other sources that they say contributes to global warming. The bills are part of an effort by House Republicans to reverse what they consider job-killing policies of the administration.
YEAH BABY! ELECTIONS COUNT! AND WE WON!
BTW: THE GLOBE AIN'T WARMING: DESPITE EVER-INCREASING AMOUNTS OF MAN-MADE CO2, 2005 WAS HOTTER THAN 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, AND 2010.
LEFTIES THINK THAT THE INTERPRETATIONS THEIR LEFTIST JUSTICES HAVE GIVEN TO THE CONSTITUTION ARE WRITTEN IN STONE - AND ARE STARE DECISIS,GOT SOME MORE? PUT 'EM IN COMMENTS
BUT THAT INTERPRETATIONS THEY DON'T LIKE ARE PART OF THE "LIVING CONSTITUTION" - AND OPEN TO RE-INTERPRETATION.
HYPOCRITICAL? YES. AND ALSO HIGHLY CONVENIENT.
AND ANOTHER THING:
- LEFTIES THINK THAT THE CONSTITUTION CLEARLY APPLIES TO AND PROTECTS THINGS LIKE ABORTION - WHICH IS NEVER MENTIONED AT ALL...
- BUT THAT IT DOESN'T CLEARLY SPEAK TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN OFFICIAL RELIGION OR TO GUN RIGHTS - WHICH IT SPECIFICALLY MENTIONS
BECAUSE THEY HAVE FEW PRINCIPLES AND ARE MORAL RELATIVISTS, CONVENIENCE DEFINES MOST LEFTIST ARGUMENTS.
- WHITE CHRISTIAN HETERO MALES ARE SEXIST,
- BUT ISLAMO-MISOGYNISTS JUST HAVE A DIFFERENT CULTURE - ONE WHOSE VICTIM STATUS ENTITLES THEM TO SPECIAL DISPENSATION.
- BUSH WAS A FASCIST WHO TOOK AWAY OUR RIGHTS,
- BUT FIDEL AND MAO AND OBAMA ARE COOL, JUST DOING WHAT HAD TO BE DONE UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES.
- RAISING TAXES ON CIGARETTES IS GOOD - BECAUSE RAISING TAXES ON SOMETHING WILL DISCOURAGE IT,
- BUT RAISING TAXES ON BUSINESS WON'T PUT A DAMPER ON COMMERCE.
AND SO ON...
William M. Daley will bring an outsider’s voice and a business background as the president continues an overhaul of his staff.
INSIDE, THEY REPEAT THE PROPAGANDA:Daley to Become Next White House Chief of Staff
1:24 p.m. | Updated William M. Daley will become the next White House chief of staff, Obama administration officials said Thursday. A senior executive with JPMorgan Chase and a former commerce secretary in the Clinton administration, Mr. Daley will bring an outsider’s voice and decades of business experience to the West Wing.
"OUTSIDER"?! NO MAN FROM THE CHICAGO MACHINE NAMED DALEY IS AN OUTSIDER.
OBAMA HAS BEEN A BREZHNEV SOCIALIST A.K.A. CHICAGO MACHINE POL' FROM THE VERY START OF HIS CAREER.
BILL DALEY IS A BIG PART OF THAT MACHINE - AS WAS RAHM EMANUEL.
MICHELLE'S DADDY WAS IN THE MACHINE. AND JARRETT AND AXELROD.
UPDATE: ANOTHER WHOPPER FROM THE NYTIMES:
By ERIC LIPTON 48 minutes ago
"BUSINESS" DEFINES BILL DALEY?!?!?!?!?!? AND NOT THE CHICAGO MACHINE AND POLITICS!?!?
DO THE LEFTISTS AT THE NYTIMES THINK WE'RE ALL STUPID GULLIBLE MORONS!?
DESPITE WHAT THE LEFT-WING DOMINATED MSM TELLS YOU: OBAMA'S INNER CIRCLE IS THE CHICAGO MACHINE AND THEY ARE AS CORRUPT A BUNCH OF LEFTIES AS YOU WILL FIND ANYWHERE.
DESPITE THE FACT THAT HE'S SLIGHTLY LESS AN EXTREME LEFTIST, BILL DALEY CONTINUES THE SLIMY TRADITION.
Norquist and Khan's involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood is something that conservatives who understand the threat of Islamofascism and shari'a are going to have to ponder, because in order to combat the threats effectively, that's why they must not be allowed to infiltrate the conservative movement. As Gaffney says, this is something that can no longer be ignored, and that's why the conservative movement has come to a point where it must choose.
Even the AP reported this: (emphasis added)
More than 500 Muslim scholars praised the man suspected of killing a Pakistani governor because the politician opposed blasphemy laws that mandate death for those convicted of insulting Islam. The group of scholars and clerics known as Jamat Ahle Sunnat is affiliated with a moderate school of Islam and represents the mainstream Barelvi sect. The group said in a statement Wednesday that no one should pray for Taseer or express regret for his murder.The "Barelvi sect" is the leading Muslim tendency in India and Pakistan, representing the traditional Islam of the people against those, such as the allegedly more radical Deobandi sect, who seek a purification of Islam along the lines of Wahhabism or Salafism. Whatever, they still glorify murder and terror:
This is the lawless "Sharia Law" which "mainstream Muslims" and "moderates" like CAIR want to impose on the United States.
The increasing radicalization of Pakistani society was laid bare Wednesday when the nation’s mainstream religious organizations applauded the murder of provincial governor Salman Taseer earlier this week, while his killer was showered with rose petals as he appeared in court.
Taseer, 66, the governor of Punjab, the country’s most heavily populated province, was assassinated Tuesday by one of his police bodyguards after Taseer had campaigned to ease Pakistan’s blasphemy law. Religious groups threatened to kill others who questioned the blasphemy statute, which is designed to protect Islam and the Prophet Muhammad from “insult."
Murder and terror.
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
For comic book fans, it's the irony to end all ironies: Superman, created by two Jewish artists and rife with Jewish themes and imagery, is hooking up with a band of Muslim superheroes to pursue truth, justice, and the Muslim way – which would presumably include putting an end to the existence of Israel, a basic religious tenet of jihadi Islam. But as a member of the Justice League of America and the property of DC Comics, Superman apparently has little say in the matter, and he, along with Batman, Aquaman, and other JLA members, will be featured in the adventures of a group called “The 99.” Already a popular print product in the Gulf states, "The 99" is coming to the U.S., and has even been developed into a TV series for new U.S. kids' cable network, The Hub.I think that certainly tells that, even if this blatant book doesn't contain some of the most disturbing verses from the Koran/Hadith (which actually makes it even more effective a propaganda tool if it turns up in western schools), which include chillers like "Your women are your fields, so go into your fields whichever way you like" - Sura 2:223, it could still contain even subtle forms of deception (known in the Islamic world as "taqqiya").
"The 99" is the brainchild of Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, founder and C.E.O. of Kuwait's Teshkeel Media Group. “The 99” consists of 99 teenagers from around the world, each of whom bears an Arabic name from the Koran that reflects one of the 99 attributes of Allah, as recorded in the Koran. The comic itself first appeared in 2006 in Arabic, and an English language version was produced for the U.S. a year later (nearly 30 issues have been released in the U.S. already). A movie has been rumored, and last year a theme park – one of several planned – based on the The 99's characters opened in Kuwait.
In a number of interviews, Al-Mutawa has said that in the group's adventures, he tries to avoid religious content exclusive to Islam, and instead concentrates on universal virtues, such as the fight against evil, cooperation, and friendship, which he sees as Islamic values as well. Al-Mutawa recruited several veterans of the comics industry – longtime artists who worked for DC and Marvel Comics – to work with him on The 99. In a recent interview, he said that he had a hard time convincing some of the artists to work with him, given the attitude of many Americans to Islam in the wake of 9/11. “To assuage fears that this wasn’t an Islamist project, I bought the satire magazine ‘Cracked,’” among the most irreverent humor comics in North America, Al-Mutawa said in the interview. “This was able to convince a lot of people that my motives were not religious, and that I was seriously committed to the project.”
However, the matter is not that simple, says one experienced comic book connoisseur who spoke with Israel National News. Reviewing the first copy of The 99's adventures, entitled “Origins,” Mark Ginsberg found it rife with Islamic religious imagery. “There are clear references to the Great Mosque in Mecca, Islamic symbols, and the birth of an Islamic savior who will redeem the lands Islam lost to the Christians in Europe, if not fight the final battle with evil.”
And al-Mutawa's claim that he bought a copy of Cracked isn't very clear either: Cracked published its last print edition at least 4 years ago, and since then anything this MAD clone's had to publish is only online (I only read Cracked once in my lifetime, and never found it as appealing as MAD). So unless he bought a back issue, this is not clear, and I don't think it proves much on his side either.
The INN article also tells that:
Most troubling for Superman, he says, are the scenes in the series that take place in Jeddah and Mecca. “With his Jewish roots, Superman wouldn't even be allowed into those cities altogether, as Jews are banned from the holy cities of Islam,” Ginsberg said.Now this is interesting. It could certainly be said that, if Superman is a Jewish creation, then some of the most hardcore Islamofascists might actually dislike the idea of his turning up at the House of Saud, where Jews are not allowed in real life. And Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the creators, as people of Jewish background, most definitely wouldn't be allowed to enter Saudi Arabia. Nor in fact would Bob Kane, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Julius Schwartz, Stan Lee, Mort Weisinger, Gil Kane, Marv Wolfman, and at least several other names that would take too long to list for now. Come to think of it, even fictional characters like Al Rothstein (Nuklon/Atom Smasher) and Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat), who are characterized with Jewish descent, wouldn't be allowed into Saudi Arabia, and a story featuring them would likely be despised by any Muslim segregationist.
In fact, this whole thing could actually have the opposite effect of what al-Mutawa (whose name may derive from an Arabic word for "religious policeman") allegedly wants it to have, no matter how much he supports Hamas, as mentioned here. (Update: I'd read it too quickly at first, but the article is actually referring to another man al-Mutawa was speaking with. It doesn't mean any concerns about al-Mutawa aren't valid, but still, it's a good idea to make a correction where needed.) I'm not sure there's that many Muslims who actually read comics like DC/Marvel's, and the more hardcore the Muslims are, the less likely they are to read a miniseries co-starring characters created by people they don't like. In Saudi Arabia and Iran, this can certainly be the case, and Egypt, Yemen, Syria and Somalia may not be far behind. There is severe censorship in many of the most viciously shariah-enforced regimes that bans clear female imagery as much as Jewish ones. So al-Mutawa's collaboration could just as well be shunned in many Islamic regimes regardless.
Some more history is given here on the inspirations Superman contains for his origins:
The question of Superman's Jewish roots has been debated for decades – with many observers pointing to the facts and philosophy of the Superman story for proof. According to the story, Superman was saved from the dying world of Krypton when his parents bundled him up in a small craft and set him adrift – a clear reference, many observers say, to the story of Moses.Yes, this does make some sense that Samson was an inspiration, and this history page also mentions the sandals. And that's one more reason why the JLA/99 miniseries is a disgrace. The article says at the end:
“It took place in (Krypton's) 25th century,” comic book artist Alan Oirich writes – comparable to the Jewish year of 2448, the year Moses was sent down the Nile in the hope that he would be saved from the destruction he, as a Jewish male infant, would otherwise have faced at the hands of Pharaoh. “Like Moses' mother Yocheved before him, Superman's father, Jor-El, saved his baby son from doom by placing him in a small conveyance (a mini-spaceship) and sending him off to be adopted, to be raised with an assumed identity and become a hero known the world over,” Oirich writes, exploring other themes in the story showing that Superman's creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster – themselves the children of Jewish immigrants to a new world – had in mind a Jewish superhero.
“Superman is Kal-El, a member of the family that had been known on Krypton as "The House of El," in Hebrew Beit El, which means 'The House of G-d,'” Oirich writes. “The story has been told that 16-year-olds Siegel and Shuster didn't work on their comic strip on Thursday nights. They had nothing to draw on. Mama Shuster needed her challah board.”
In the original episodes that appeared in the 1930s and 1940s, Oirich continues, Superman didn't fly much; “his first encounters with criminals -- and with Nazis -- in the 30s and 40s had him behaving more like Samson than the Superman we know today. Mostly land bound, he lifted cars and tanks and shook out the bad guys. Bullets couldn't hurt him, but exploding mortar shells could.” In fact, he adds, original drawings of Superman by Joe Shuster has Superman wearing not the red boots he is now associated with – but sandals laced up to his calf, Samson-style.
Now, however, Jewish Superman is set to undergo an identity change, or, at the very least, to become close friends with The 99. “It's hard to see Superman, of all characters, being recruited to help Muslims,” says comic book fan Ginberg. “Whatever Superman's views on Israel, he was an ardent enemy of the Nazis – unlike the Muslims, who still, today, keep Mein Kampf at the top of the bestseller list.”Let's remember of course, that this is the fault of the writers, editors and publishers, for associating themselves with fiends who truly have no respect for the properties they're in charge of. If I were Siegel or Shuster, and I knew the company now holding their creation prisoner was doing this, I'd be spinning in my grave. The miniseries may have been a fiasco, and DC published it with little or no fanfare in the end, yet it's still a serious disgrace, and one more reason why I can't be too bothered if the estates of Siegel/Shuster filed a suit to win back the main rights to their creation. They've actually done the right thing - DC has gone so far out of their way to abuse past people's creations that eventually, they're going to lose the rights to the entire stable, and deservedly so.
Commission to check sources of funding of groups; MK Dov Henin calls panel "McCarthy-esque"; NGOs: "We have nothing to hide."THIS IS GOOD.
The Knesset plenum on Wednesday approved a proposal by Israel Beiteinu to create an inquiry commission to investigate the activities and sources of financing of left-wing non-governmental organizations who, according to the party, are working against IDF soldiers.
The commission will be responsible for investigating where these organizations get their funds from, particularly whether they are receiving money from other states or foreign organizations that are involved in terrorist activities.
The passing of the proposal comes after Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein decided in August that an inquiry will not be conducted into the activities of the left-wing organizations, and the proposal has garnered criticism from human rights and opposition groups.
CONTRARY TO LEFTIST PROPAGANDA, MCCARTHY WAS GOOD - NOT BAD. HIS INVESTIGATIONS WEREN'T WITH-HUNTS: WITCHES DON'T EXIST, BUT COMMUNIST INFILTRATOR DID EXIST, AND HE UNCOVERED IT.
THE LEFT IS DOMINATED BY TRAITOROUS ELEMENTS - IN ISRAEL AND THE USA, AND IN THE WEST.
BECAUSE THE POSTMODERN LEFT IS ANT-WEST, THEY HAVE ALIGNED THEMSELVES WITH THE WEST'S ENEMIES.
TO DEFEAT THESE ENEMIES, WE NEED TO ERADICATE THIS FIFTH COLUMN.
The group was planning suicide and car bomb attacks against Moroccan and foreign security forces as well as bank robberies in Rabat and Casablanca to finance their activities, the interior minister, Tayeb Cherkaoui, said at a news conference carried by state media.WW4 IS GLOBAL, AND IT'S RELIGIOUS IN NATURE.
AND THE ENEMY ISN'T JUST TARGETING NON-MUSLIMS, BUT ALL THEY CONSIDER APOSTATE.
IT'S NOT THE JOOOOOOOZE, OR BUSH OR THE GOP THAT'S IRKING THEM;
IT'S THE JIHAD, STUPID!
IT'S TIME THE LEFT ACCEPTED THIS AND STOPPED APPEASING THE ENEMY.
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Jan. 5, 2011HUFFPO: Dead Birds Fall From Sky In Sweden, Millions Of Dead Fish Found In Maryland, Brazil, New Zealand
The mystery of the dying birds deepened for baffled experts after another 500 birds were found littering a Louisiana highway days after 5,000 redwinged blackbirds plunged to their death on New Year's eve.
Just 300 miles away from Beebe, Ark., where thousands of dying birds fell from the sky this past weekend, Louisiana officials revealed that hundreds of birds were found dead Monday.
Millions of dead fish surfaced in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay in the U.S., Tuesday, while similar unexplained mass fish deaths occurred across the world in Brazil and New Zealand. On Wednesday, 50 birds were found dead on a street in Sweden. The news come after recents reports of mysterious massive bird and fish
"We have blackbirds, starlings, sparrows. Several species of birds are affected," said Dr. Jim Lacour, Louisiana's state wildlife veterinarian.
... sudden bird deaths occur more often than one would think. About 500 million to 1 billion birds are killed every year and mass deaths have been noted about 16 times in the past 20 years, the News Hour reports.IMHO: IT'S EITHER THE COLD, OR SOME NEW BIRD FLU VIRUS.
Rather than a divine sign, the cause is likely human: fireworks scaring the birds, toxic chemical killing the fish or powerlines tangling up the birds. There are also reports that some of the deaths could be natural: the Chesapeake Bay carnage may be due to "cold-weather stress," NPR reports.
SCOOPED HOT AIR ON THIS.
The incoming budget chief in the House of Representatives on Wednesday said he will demand spending concessions from the Obama administration in exchange for any increase in the national debt ceiling.
Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, who is about to take over the House Budget Committee as its new Republican chairman, also said in television interviews that the Republicans' $100 billion target for spending cuts this year has been "compromised" by federal spending already under way.
"I'm not interested in raising the debt ceiling on the hope that a promise will be fulfilled at a later time," Ryan told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
"I'm only interested in raising the debt ceiling if we get concessions on spending, on real controls to get our fiscal situation turned around and headed in the right direction."
BREAKING: NYTIMES: "The Obama administration, preparing to defend its health care law, reversed course on the Medicare regulation."
The Obama administration, reversing course, will revise a Medicare regulation to delete references to end-of-life planning as part of the annual physical examinations covered under the new health care law, administration officials said Tuesday.WE WON.The move is an abrupt shift, coming just days after the new policy took effect on Jan. 1.
THE PEOPLE, UNITED, CAN NEVER BE DEFEATED.
AND WE SCOOPED HOT AIR WITH THIS.
Unless Obamacare is repealed, I guarantee you, the government will attempt to get back in the Death Panel business.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
I SAY: GOOD. AND HAVE SAID SO FOR A LONG TIME: TAB - 8/9/2010:
A few days ago, I asked a hardcore leftist buddy of mine (who is non-partisan) if he thought pregnant tourists or illegal aliens should be allowed to have their kids become USA citizens automatically just because they popped out here and he said - unequivocally: "no."ONLY WHAT'S IN RED IS NEW TO THE AMENDMENT.
He agreed with me that only the babies of legal residents should automatically become USA citizens when born here, and that means folks with green cards.
And he is a leftist.
LOOKIT FOLKS, IT'S REAL REAL SIMPLE:
There were no green cards in 1868 when the amendment was written.
It's time to make automatic citizenship available only to babies born to legal residents. it would SIMPLE to do so.
Here is the 1868 clause:Amendment XIV, Section 1, Clause 1:It's time to update it.
“ All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."
Here's some new simple - non-discriminatory language:
“ All persons born to legal residents of the United States or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."
AND IT SOLVES EVERYTHING.
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE PAHLAVI FAMILY.
The younger son of the Shah of Iran, Alireza Pahlavi, has killed himself in the US after a long battle with depression, his family says.
His brother, former crown prince Reza Pahlavi, said the family had been thrown into "great sorrow" by the news.
"It is with immense grief that we would like to inform our compatriots of the passing away of Prince Alireza Pahlavi," a family statement said.
- THE SHAH WAS MUCH BETTER FOR IRAN AND THE WEST THAN AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI AND KHOMEINI'S SUCCESSOR.
- IT'S NOT EVEN CLOSE.
- I BLAME JIMMY CARTER AND THE LEFT.
Radical Muslims detonated a car bomb outside a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria, Egypt, on Saturday, killing 21 and wounding many others.RTWT.
The White House condemned the attack as a "barbaric and heinous act" but - true to form - remained silent on the jihadist motives of its perpetrators. The car bombing marked an escalation in an ongoing siege against Egypt's oldest indigenous religious community, which previously had been subjected primarily to shootings and vandalism.
The White House admitted the bombing targeted Christian worshippers, and if something similar took place in this country it would be called a hate crime, with the perpetrators and their reasons for conducting the attack precisely described.
The Obama administration, however, is committed to the intellectually insupportable argument that the best way to combat jihadist terrorism is to ignore its Islamic content.
It is the equivalent of telling police to solve crimes by looking into means and opportunity but ignoring motive.
- IF THE JIHADISTS ARE "MISUNDERSTANDERS" OF ISLAM, THEN SO WAS MOHAMED - AND THIS IS UNLIKELY.
- IF THE JIHADISTS ARE APOSTATE EXTREMISTS, THEN SO WAS MOHAMED - AND THIS IS UNLIKELY.
- IF OBAMA AND THE LEFT INSIST THAT THE JIHADISTS ARE EXTREMISTS, THEN - BECAUSE THEY ARE EMULATING MOHAMED - THEY ARE ESSENTIALLY SAYING ISLAM IS AN EXTREMIST RELIGION AND NOT A RELIGION OF PEACE.
IRSHAD MANJI -
THE POSTMODERN LEFTIST MUSLIM LESBIAN WHO BELIEVES THAT ISLAM CAN BE MADE TO BECOME COMPATIBLE WITH MODERNITY AND DEMOCRACY -
MANJI HAS CALLED THE EXTREMISTS "LITERALISTS" :
AND SHE HAS ARGUED THAT MUSLIMS CAN EVOLVE TO HAVE A MORE "FIGURATIVE" APPRECIATION OF THE KORAN AND SURA AND HIDAITHS AND LIFE OF MOHAMED.
What is the trouble with Islam?Irshad Manji: The problem with Islam today, in a word, is literalism.
BY MAKING THIS ARGUMENT, SHE IS TACITLY AGREEING WITH ME:
SHE IS ESSENTIALLY SAYING THAT MOHAMED AND THE HADITHS AND THE SURA AND THE KORAN ARE LITERALLY EXTREMIST AND JIHADIST AND VIOLENT AND SEXIST.
AND IN THIS SHE IS CORRECT.
IT'S LONG PASSED TIME THE REST OF THE LEFT AND OBAMA AND HIS LEFTIST ILK ACCEPTED THE TRUTH.
OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON OUR ABILITY TO COUNTER-ATTACK EFFECTIVELY AND THE LEFT'S DENIAL IS HAMPERING OUR EFFORT.
THE UNPLEASANT TRUTH IS THAT WW4 IS A RELIGIOUS WAR - NOT BECAUSE "RIGHTWING NUTJOBS" SAY SO,
BUT BECAUSE THE ENEMY SAYS SO AND IS PROACTIVELY FIGHTING IN WAYS THAT SAY SO.
Met Office knew pre-Christmas freeze was coming but held off telling publicGEE... I WONDER WHY THEY DID THIS!?
Weather organisation gave government and emergency planners advance warning but public were restricted to 30-day forecast
The Met Office warned the government that the pre-Christmas weather would be "exceptionally cold" but did not immediately tell the public, it has been revealed.
It advised Cabinet Office planners in early October that Britain was likely to be in for freezing conditions. Public information came only when the 30-day forecast, the current maximum, kicked in.
COULD IT BE THAT THE FORECAST UNDERCUT THE MET OFFICE'S ANTI-CO2 AGENDA [LINKS TO VIDEO]!?
AND DID THIS "LIE BY OMISSION" LEAD TO UNNECESSARY HARDSHIPS FOR THE BRITISH PEOPLE AND THOSE TRAVELING IN THE UK?
ALMOST CERTAINLY: THE BETTER - TRUER - FORECAST MIGHT HAVE LED PEOPLE TO MAKE BETTER PREPARATIONS. AND MIGHT HAVE FORCED THE GOVERNMENT TO DO THE SAME.
HEADS SHOULD ROLL - AT THE MET OFFICE AND IN THE CAMERON ADMINISTRATION.
Obama weighs major reshuffling of staffI WAS THE ONLY PERSON WHO PREDICTED BILL DALEY WOULD GET THE JOB -
As President Obama returns from Hawaii, he is weighing a major reshuffling of his staff that could see as many as eight people playing new key roles in the weeks ahead ...
... Obama has been mulling for months the possibility of naming former commerce secretary William Daley to be his chief of staff, meeting with him at least once in person, two Democrats said. Although familiar with the Daley family - William is the brother of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley - Obama did not have a personal relationship with William Daley and wanted to get to know him better. The secret has been tightly held, without as much as a mention in senior staff meetings, an administration official said. The official, like others cited in this report, asked not to be named in order to speak freely about private deliberations.But it is only part of a potentially much larger reorganization that encompasses almost the entire West Wing hierarchy,
AND I PREDICTED THIS IN FEBRUARY OF LAST YEAR - PROBABLY JUST BEFORE OBAMA STARTED TO THINK ABOUT IT.
AND ANOTHER THING:
IF OBAMA'S ECONOMIC POLICIES HAVE BEEN SUCH A HUGE SUCCESS, THEN WHY HAS ENTIRE ECONOMIC TEAM - EXCEPT FOR TAX CHEAT GEITHNER - QUIT: ORZAG, ROMER, AND SUMMERS QUIT?!?!?!?
More than 20 suspected militants, including members of an extreme Islamist organization, were released from Turkish jails on Tuesday following a Supreme Court of Appeals ruling that limits to 10 years the time suspects can be held without being sentenced.THIS IS INSANE:
Eighteen members of Turkish Hezbollah — a Sunni organization unrelated to the Shiite Hezbollah group that is active in Lebanon — and five members of the outlawed P.K.K., an armed Kurdish independence movement, were set free after having spent more than ten years in jail awaiting the endorsement of their sentences by the Supreme Court of Appeals. Under the Turkish legal system, any local court conviction has to be approved by the Supreme Court Appeals before a sentence can be put into effect.
The practice of jailing suspects indefinitely without sentences has long irked human rights advocates, who were only slightly mollified with the court ruling. They say the 10-year limit, which was based on a recent amendment to the Turkish criminal code, does not go far enough in securing criminals’ rights.
THEY WILL ALL PROBABLY REJOIN THE WAR.
THEY SHOULD BE HELD AS ENEMY COMBATANTS UNTIL THE WAR IS OVER.
PERHAPS ERDOGAN AND THE ISLAMIST PARTY RULING TURKEY THINKS THEY WILL LIMIT THEIR ATTACKS ON THE WEST?
Katie Couric, CBS News’ pert and perky anchor came up with an idea:
“Maybe we need a Muslim version of The Cosby Show,” Couric said. “I know that sounds crazy, I know that sounds crazy. But The Cosby Show did so much to change attitudes about African-Americans in this country, and I think sometimes people are afraid of what they don’t understand…” (see video) [...]
11. Gilligan’s Islam (An inept Muslim convert is stranded in a 13th century religion)
12. Will and Grace (The show never actually airs because Will is hanged and Grace is stoned to death in the pilot)
13. Welcome Back Kafir (A Muslim convert returns to teach at his old madrassa)
14. Chico and Iran (A Mexican convert to Islam receives training from an Iranian bomb maker. Hijinx ensue)
15. Allah in the Family (A devout young Muslim man marries into a family of Christian bigots)
16. I Dream of Jihad (Fantasy-comedy in which a beautiful 2000-year old genie helps her Taliban master kill infidels by blinking her eyes and wrinkling her nose)
17. My Favorite Martyr (A would-be Muslim martyr makes friends with a naïve CNN reporter)
18. The Beverly Hadjis (A poor Muslim man discovers oil on his family goat farm and moves his family to Beverly Hills)
19. Bosom Bombers (Two single Muslim men disguise themselves as filthy, hook-nosed Jews to live in the one apartment they can afford)
20. The Love Goat (Abu Abbas stars as Captain Mahmoud al-Stubing, captain of the Achille Lauro cruise ship. Achmed the goat co-stars)
21. Decapitated Housewives (A comedy-drama about a group of burqa-wearing neighbors on Wisteria Lane in Kabul)
22. Sharia Law & Order (Stole a loaf of bread? Cut off their hands. Went outside without your burqa? That’ll be forty strokes with a cane. Suicide bomber? You get 72 virgins)
23. Late Night with Conan the Barbarian (The comedy musings of America’s top Muslim late night comic)
24. Mary Tyler Moorish (A young, single Muslim woman moves to the big city and goes to work in the al Jazeera news department)
25. Arrested Developer (The zany adventures of the sleazy guy who wants to build the Ground Zero Mosque)
HE WAS MURDERED BY THE ISLAMISTS IN THE NAME OF ISLAM.Prominent Ally of Pakistan President Is Shot Dead
The governor of Pakistan’s most important and populous province was assassinated by an elite police guard in Islamabad on Tuesday, plunging the already unstable national government into an even deeper crisis. It was the highest-profile killing of a Pakistani leader since Benazir Bhutto was gunned down at a political rally three years ago.
... Mr. Taseer had also been embroiled in a recent debate over Pakistan’s contentious blasphemy law.
While Mr. Taseer supported its repeal, religious parties strongly opposed any changes.
THESE PAKISTANI ISLAMISTS ARE NOT THE APOSTATES; THEY ARE DOING WHAT MOHAMED WOULD'VE DONE.
THESE PAKISTANI EXTREMISTS ARE NO MORE EXTREME THAN WAS MOHAMED.
IF THEY ARE TWISTING ISLAM THEN SO WAS HE - AND I DOUBT THE FOU8NDER OF ISLAM WAS A "MISUNDERSTANDER" OF ISLAM, (TO BORROW SPENCER'S [PHRASE).
I THINK PAKISTAN WILL EITHER COLLAPSE THIS YEAR OR RETURN TO A MILITARY JUNTA.
THE LATTER IS PREFERABLE. EVEN WITH MUSHARRAF. WE SHOULD BE ENCOURAGING THE PAKISTANI MILITARY TO STAGE A COUP - OR AT LEAST SIGNAL TO THEM WE WON'T OBJECT.
YES: THE THREAT POSED BY JIHADISTS IN PAKISTAN IS THAT GRAVE.
France is the country that conducts the most industrial espionage on other European countries, even ahead of China and Russia, said leaked US diplomatic cables quoted on Tuesday by Norway's Aftenposten.
"French espionage is so widespread that the damages (it causes) the German economy are larger as a whole than those caused by China or Russia," an undated note from the US embassy in Berlin said, according to a Norwegian translation by Aftenposten.
The Norwegian daily of reference said last month it had obtained all the 250,000 US diplomatic cables WikiLeaks had accessed and would publish stories based on them independently of the whistleblowing website's own releases.
Its Tuesday article based on leaked cables included an October 2009 comment from Berry Smutny, the head of German satellite company OHB Technology, quoted in the diplomatic note.
"France is the Empire of Evil in terms of technology theft, and Germany knows it," a Norwegian translation of Smutny's comment in the cable read.
NOT SURPRISINGLY, THE FRENCH ARE FOR THE FRENCH FIRST, AND THE WEST SECOND - AND HAVE BEEN FOR A LONG LONG TIME: IT'S WHY DE GAULLE WITHDREW FROM NATO.
TRUSTING FRANCE IS LIKE TRUSTING YOUR SPOUSE AFTER S/HE'S BEEN CAUGHT LYIN''N CHEATIN' MORE THAN ONCE: YOU GET WHAT'S COMING TO YOU.
Monday, January 03, 2011
I PREDICTED THIS IN A YEAR AGO:
President Barack Obama is considering naming William Daley, a JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive and former U.S. Commerce secretary, to a high-level White House post, possibly as his chief of staff, people familiar with the matter said.
Such a move, which is still under discussion and which White House officials wouldn’t confirm, would bring a Washington veteran and someone with strong business ties into the administration as Obama enters the second half of his term. The president is faced with a Republican majority in the House of Representatives and is trying to accelerate the U.S. economic recovery while addressing the budget deficit.
Daley, 62, who typically responds to questions, didn’t return two messages seeking comment left on his cell phone yesterday or a phone call to his office and an e-mail sent to him today. White House officials declined to discuss the matter.
I THINK HOLDER WILL SOON BE GONE - AND SO WILL NAPPIE. KAGAN HAS A BETTER GIG, SO I THINK OBAMA WILL PICK HIS CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL BAUER.
Saturday, February 06, 2010
WHICH OF OBAMA'S APPOINTEES WILL BE THROWN UNDER THE BUS - AND WHO WILL REPLACE THEM?Between now and the impending Tea Party and GOP victories in November, who do you think Obama will throw under the bus?
Glenn links to a post at COMMENTARY arguing that Holder is the next to go.
This is probable.
But who will Obama and Axelrod and Soros and the SEIU replace him with?
Here's who I think is gonna get thrown under the bus between now and the end of the year - and who I think will replace them --- and who I think SHOULD replace them if Obama wasn't a radical leftist but a shrewd liberal politician like the Clinton's:
OUT - OBAMA/AXELROD/SEIU/SOROS PICK - - - MY PICK
HOLDER - - - - - ELENA KAGAN - - - MARY JO WHITE
NAPOLITANO - GRANHOLM OR RICHARDSON -COLIN POWELL
EMANUEL -PODESTA & BILL DALEY - SAM NUNN & RENDELL
COMPLETE ROUND UP HERE.
HOT AIR HERE.
Two activists have exposed a disturbing phenomenon that they say is an open secret within the “peace camp”: female “peace” activists are routinely harassed and raped by the Arabs of Judea and Samaria with whom they have come to identify. They say the phenomenon has gotten worse lately and that many foreign women end up as wives of local Arabs against their will, but cannot escape their new homes.There are multiple reasons for this:
Roni Aloni Sedovnik, a feminist activist, penned an article in News1 – an independent website run by respected investigative reporter Yoav Yitzchak – under the heading “The Left's Betrayal of Female Peace Activists Who were Sexually Assaulted.”
“A nauseous atrocity has been going on for a long time behind the scenes at the leftists' demonstration at Bil'in, Naalin and Sheikh Jarrah [Shimon HaTzaddik],” she writes. “A dark secret that threatens to smash the basic ideological values upon which the demand to end the occupation of the Territories rests.”
It turns out, she explains, that when female peace activists from Israel and abroad come out to Judea and Samaria and demonstrate against the Israeli “occupation,” they are assaulted sexually by the Arab men whom they have come to help. These are not isolated incidents, Aloni-Sedovnik stresses. Rather, this is an “ongoing and widespread” phenomenon that includes verbal and physical abuse. She accuses the 'peace' camp of purposely covering up the trend so as not to offend “the Palestinians and their heritage, which sees women as sexual objects.”
1) Islam is more important to the Left, because it is more dangerous to the Western Tradition, and the destruction of the West is more important to the Left than are the Rights of Women.
2) The Left is more afraid of Islam than it is of women, and the Left is more motivated by fear than they are motivated by a real drive to better the world.
3) The Left is racist in it's heart, and this is why they consider sexual assault to be integral to "the Palestinians and their heritage." In other words, the Left believes that the sexual assault of females is so important to the Palestinians as an ethnic group they actually believe that to remove the act of sexual assault from the behavior of Palestinians would upset the balance and disrupt their Traditional Culture.
"In Ramallah in 2000, two Israeli soldiers were kidnapped, beaten, stabbed countless times, had their eyes gouged out, and were literally disemboweled and dismembered by an Arab lynch mob.The people — and I use the term loosely — who carried out the initial beatings threw one of the victims down to the waiting mob, where his face was further crushed with stones, feet, fists and even a heavy metal window frame. One Jew was set on fire and dragged along the street as Arab onlookers danced and cheered. Some of the butchers celebrated their crimes with the victims' internal organs. One of the killers, famously captured on film, proudly displayed his blood-soaked hands to the cheering Ramallah crowd."Think-Israel
Hamas terrorists, with funds from Saudi Arabia, plotted a missile attack on a soccer game at Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium, Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) officials disclosed Sunday.Here's another example of "homegrown" terrorism in motion, to say nothing of the continued efforts to rob the Judaist religion of one of its most holy symbols. Just think of the horror that could've occurred if authorities hadn't been watching them.
Officials said they arrested two Jerusalem Arabs who carried out surveillance from a hill overlooking the stadium in order to find the best place to launch rocket attacks on the packed stadium, home of the Beitar soccer team.
The plot began following Israel’s counterterrorist Operation Cast Lead operation two years ago. The terrorists were identified as Muslim Brotherhood members Moussa Hamda Matzour and Bassam Omri, who bought several revolvers and attempted to buy weapons and ammunition. Officials also arrested relatives of Matzour who were involved in the purchase of the guns.
Security officials said Matzour travelled to Saudi Arabia several times to meet Muslim Brotherhood members. At one meeting, a Saudi official gave him money to buy weapons in return for gathering intelligence information on several locations in Jerusalem.
The investigation also revealed Hamas involvement on the Temple Mount, including funding of maintenance work, bringing school children to the site and subsidizing other activities. Palestinian Authority leaders have joined Arab world attempts over the past several years to claim that the holy site, where the First and Second Temples stood, have no connection with Judaism.
The Temple Mount is the holiest site in the Jewish world.