Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Temple Mount and appeasement boondoggles

Just a brief word! Israel should not give up The Temple Mount, not one inch of land to anyone for any reason. There will be no peace in the Middle East from weakness. The Temple Mount belongs to all Jews and Christians as a most revered holy place. Why for Christians? Because we revere the Old Testament and see our part of our beginnings in Judeo heritage and the wider world of Greek and Roman classical culture as well. But Jewish holy places in Israel have import to us and we want to preserve them. Peace in the Middle East will come only from force and strength. Israelis were in the region hundreds or thousands of years before Islam or Muslims since that ideology is a rather recent invention of the Glorious and Grand sword-slashing prophet Mohammed, pbuh - ahem - so, if anyone seriously wants peace in the Middle East, toss down the gauntlet and say, "Not one inch of land. Not now; not ever. And as for the Temple Mount, "forget-ah-bout-it!" For an excellent editorial, see Preserving the Temple Mount. I have included the "letter" in its entirety. It is worth it. One can't say it better than Mr. Silver has.
Preserving the Temple Mount Claude Salhani is correct that, as the Annapolis summit approaches, President Bush may be about to repeat President Clinton's great mistake at Camp David ("Tricky Mideast summit," Commentary, Wednesday). But that mistake was pressing Israel for extreme concessions on Jerusalem. Shockingly, reports suggest that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert may be amenable to relinquishing places at the very heart of Jewish history the Temple Mount, archaeological City of David and most of the Old City to Arab sovereignty. This would precipitate a disaster. First, if Israel surrendered security control over the Temple Mount, it would leave the safety of visitors at the adjoining Western Wall to the mercy of Palestinians who, in the past, have bombarded Jewish worshippers below with rocks and boulders at the slightest pretext. Second, it would undermine efforts toward reconciliation. The Temple Mount is the holiest site in the world for Jews, and Jewish history there predates any Muslim presence by more than 1,600 years. But the Palestinians insist Israel must forfeit all claims to the Temple Mount, period. Israel's naive leaders apparently fail to grasp the symbolism of this extreme demand. It's not about controlling the mosques there the Palestinians already enjoy full autonomy over the Temple Mount. Rather, it's about severing Israel from its historical foundations. National symbols have real meaning. Would Saudi Arabia trade the Kaaba in Mecca to Israel for peace? Would Greece relinquish the Acropolis, or America give up the Statue of Liberty? Yaacov Lozowick of Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial has warned that surrendering the Temple Mount could break Judaism's spirit forever and "future generations may damn us for throwing away their heritage for the bauble of momentary peace." Finally, it would invite an irreparable archaeological crime and an assault on history itself. It is dogma among Palestinians that the Jewish temples never existed. If the Temple Mount, City of David and Old City fall under Arab sovereignty, their ancient heritage may suffer the same fate as the Jericho synagogue and Tomb of Joseph, which were destroyed by Palestinian mobs in October 2000, and the giant Buddha statues in Afghanistan, which were demolished by the Taliban in 2001. Sadly, it seems neither Israel's leaders, nor ours, comprehend this. STEPHEN A. SILVER San Francisco
It saddens me that we continue to be so stupid. Islamists see weakness in appeasement and they see advantage to their cause by "talking" for what is the harm in "talking" to the infidel/kuffar when one is advancing the goal of the prophet? So the Islamists say, "Let the kuffar posture and propose; let the kuffar prove he is the stupid "pig" the prophet calls the Christian and the Jew." I say, let us, the infidels, draw that darn line and say "Not one inch of land; not one more temple or holy place will you be allowed to deface or destroy... Not one...whether it be in the Middle East, in Europe, in Afghanistan, or in the world..."

Blackwater USA - Time to pull out of Iraq?

When the Iraqis voted for Sharia Law, I said it was time to pull out. If we are intent on spreading democracy around the world as some presidents have seemed to be wont to do in violation of our US Constitution - I know, I'm so funny; I still think our US Constitution is in play - then supporting any "government" that functions under Sharia Law is, by definition, not a democracy. You can vote till all your little fingers are purple but if Sharia Law is the result, democracy but rather a theocracy exists. So, we can help extablish more Islamic Republics to our own detriment or not, but putting our contractors harms way and ultimately our soldiers to be tried under Sharia Law is really a plain indicator that it is time to pull out. Our troops don't need to be subjected to even a hint of a threat by an International Court of Injustice and certainly not held accountable to an Iraqi government that our men and women fought and died to create. In Iraq sest to lift contractors' immunity, Sharon Behn reports the latest regarding Blackwater, USA:
"Eric Prince, founder of foreign security company Blackwater USA, whose September shooting incident is inspiring Iraqi lawmakers to work toward removing foreign contractors' immunity from Iraqi law. The Iraqi parliament is poised to pass its first significant piece of legislation since the lawmakers went on summer recess — a bill to remove immunity from expatriate security companies working there. The rare show of solidarity grows out of popular anger over the government's inability to prosecute employees of Blackwater USA for a Sept. 16 shooting incident that left 17 Iraqis dead. However, it is not clear whether U.S. security companies would remain in Iraq if the law is passed. Blackwater founder Erik Prince told The Washington Times this month that he would never hand over his employees to an Iraqi judicial system that he described as fatally flawed."
I know this is about contractors but all steps are incremental and if we have learned nothing else about the Middle East it must be that given an inch, seen as weakness on our part, the powers that be will slither for the next inch. Let's get off our duff, get the Sierra Club out of our faces and clear out underbrush in California to protect homes, wilf-life, and humans too, and drill in ANWAR, drill off the California coast and elsewhere we know we have oil reserves. Regarding Blackwater, if the Iraqi government manages to pass any law and especially one that puts our contractors in jeopardy, then it is time to move out...

Democrat Primary 2008 - puffballs for Hillary!

Democrat Primary 2008, crawling into slavery on the lowest of human frailties - class envy and a willingness on the part of some Americans to let others pay their way! Dispicable and talk about lowering one's self-esteem... With a few exceptions, it seems as though the men running for the Democrat nomination for President are not seriously opening up on Hillary as they would on a male counterpart. Although they did "try". Democratic debaters target Hillary, it is still the double-standard where "boys are not supposed to make girls cry or hurt their feelings." Come on, guys! You can't make Hillary cry! The best you can hope for is to make her "mad" then we get to see her true colors. There is a difference between "political correctness" which is double-speak for censorship and the feminization of our men that some women are trying to inflict on our men by castrating them in peace and in war. Boys, you'd better take off the gloves before it is too late. I have said from the beginning that HIllary could not and cannot stand up to a withering, blistering, no-holds-barred, rough and tumble campaign as men are wont to wage against each other. Obama's great act of defiance seems to be to insult all of us be removing the flag of the United States lapel pin from his suit jacket. And as for the rest, I watched some of the "debate" last night and was rather surprised to see that the "gals" have emasculated the men on the Left as effectively as they have the men on the Right. Hillary may be the Democrat nomination for President but it will be a sad day for the United States in general and for the Donks (coined by Mr. Minority) in particular. No Trumans in that bunch, just people who encourage "class envy" and Marxism - from each according to his means (read: from the sweat of his brow and the hard work of his endeavors) to each according to his needs (read: voting your hard-earned money from your pocket and food from the mouths of your children into the mouths of those who do not contribute anything to our society other than votes that are bought) - and violate the most precious of our tenet of the rights of the individual to the pursuit (not equal outcome regardless of effort) of life, liberty, and happiness earned for himself as a working member of our society. No, Hillary has it easy! She is coasting to her Coronation and, if we the people elect her as our President, we will be one giant step farther along into the chains of slavery. Remember, a government that does everything for you, can and will do anything to you...and to your loved ones. I said long ago that "they", the elected politicians and the elite, untimately determine just how many TVs and cars you will be allowed to own. How? By taxing you and giving your money to those who do not earn for themselves. Under Democrat rule, success is punished, and shirkers are rewarded. And this "universal" healthcare - the carrot dangled infront of the very brutal and merciless stick in the form of government bureaucrats who will determine if your beloved grandparent, or disabled loved one is deemed worthy of medical care and therefore life. Mark my words: When government provides health care from cradle-to-grave and dictates the most intimate of your daily decisions, that same government can and will rationalize the notion that euthanasia - killing of citizens for the good of the whole - is good for the economy to keep "costs" down. It has already been done through abortion of demand - killing of our unborn under the guise of a "woman's right to choose". How about choosing birth control? The government health care carrot - picture Death in his black robes - will be the death knell for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. "Cradle-to-grave" as a political ideology is just as tyrannical and oppressive as the political ideology of Islam today in its oppression of women and non-Muslims. This is a real-world, up-to-date analogy worth looking at. We already have "no smoking" laws even to include within your own home on the front burner; we have seatbelt laws that give police cause to search your cars; we will soon have laws putting your DNA, et al, on your Real ID; and we currently have the centralization of all of your medical records being put into a national data base - no privacy between you and your doctor. How much privacy and choice do you think you'll have with government-managed health care? And how long do you think you'll have to wait for treatment even if some bureaucrat armed with a procedures manual gives doctors permission to treat your condition? No, no hardballs for Queen Hillary! Just foam-rubber or cotton puff balls so as not to ruffle the "girl" up too much. And worse, it seems that women as a group will vote for her because she is anatomically a "girl". Mercy... Maybe only folks who actually pay taxes or have paid taxes should be allowed to vote... And maybe only folks whose hard-earned money is confiscated should be allowed to vote for the folks who will determine how that man's money is spent. It is basically "unfair" for one man to be able to vote money out of another man's pocket without the latter having a serious say about it...or the former not having contributed a dime to the coffers over his life-time.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Jed Babbin: In the words of our enemies

Jeb Babbin's book, In the words of our enemies, deserves our attention and needs to be taught in our schools. Babbin has compiled the words spoken by those sworn to destroy us and our way of life: a way of life that enables a political ideology to grow and develop in our midst as a "religion" with schools and mosques being funded by Saudia Arabia. Hatred of us and violence toward our Western Civilization are key. But it is not only "infidels" that have reason for concern. Muslims who are considered apostates have reason for concern too and some have banded together to work within Islam to bring about change. One such group is Muslims against Sharia. We cannot afford to dance around the issue of Fundamentalist / Wahabbist / Sunni / Salifi Islam strung up in the grappling hooks of "political correctness." To me, until Christian churches and schools along with Jewish schools and synagogues are being built in Saudia Arabia, we must demand that mosques and Islamic schools funded by Saudi Arabia be banned from our nation. This is not a matter of "freedom of religion." We are allowing and nurturing the establishment of Wahabbi beach-heads, colonies to rise up amongst us in which hatred and violence against us are taught as the norm. Read the Koran and you don't have to read very far to learn that we are to be conquered and killed by the sword or enslaved with taxes and such to support Islam. I believe that Islam must be reformed from within but I don't believe that particular "battle" needs to be waged on European or North American soil. One reason is that we are so enslaved to "political correctness" and "multiculturalism" that reforms if possible in Islam at all would not occur within our cultures but would rather result in Muslims becoming another one of hundreds of "victim" groups. I believe Muslims seeking true reform of Islam need and deserve better than that "victim" label. CAIR is working to inflict that label upon all Muslims living in America and that label only serves to create animosities toward the newly annointed "victims", it does not lead to equality or to the environment for reform in Islam. See also here to learn of efforts by some Muslims who are Americans of Arabic ancestry to bring the awareness of Islamofascism to American college campuses. So far the success rate seems bleak as campus "fascists" are winning with tactics used by Hitler and his Brownshirts. There is no freedom of speech and exchange of ideas on some of our most reknown college campuses. Not a good sign for reform or enlightenment...

Monday, October 29, 2007

Islamofascism Awareness at Berkeley?

At the University of California at Berkeley where "freedom of speech" was once touted as the goal, people with differing views are shouted down. A lady who is an American of Arab ancestry was shouted down and ridiculed by the "freedom of speech" loving and intellectually / ideologically diverse student body of UC - Berkeley. Here are several links you might find interesting: Muslims Against Sharia; Nonie Darwish speaking at Berkeley and the brown-shirted, anti-American rude people shouting her down; and the manifesto of Muslims Against Sharia found here, the first goal is stated thus: "to educate Muslims about dangers presented by Islamic religious texts and why Islam must be reformed." I come down pretty hard on Islam, Islamists, and such and therefore it is equally important that I provide alternative links when possible. The occasion of Nonie Darwish's presentation at Berkeley was Islamofascism Awareness Week. She was called racist which is funny on its face as Islam is not distinguished by "race" but by ideology. The event - Islamofascism Awareness Week - defines the threat that the United States and Western Civilization face from the tyranny of Islamofascism or Islamic Imperialism. The event is an attempt to spotlight the tyranny of radical Islam in America and to encourage Americans to speak out. Well, there is no freedom of speech at Berkeley and UC- Berkeley has been awared The Dhimmi Award, our Lady Liberty draped in a white veil. Click on the award icon to be taken to Nonie Darwish at Berkeley where you can see the real fascism on our college campuses today, the bastions of diversity of ethnicity devoid of diversity in intellectual debate. Students scream of the fascism of America in anti-American rants, this freedom accorded to them in a nation that allows them their hatred and their ability to stifle dissent and debate. Try that in Saudi Arabia. Parents, you may want to consider taking your children out of Berkeley if you want them to earn an education. As Nonie said (I paraphrase)"...the presentation - Islamofascism Awareness Week - is about an ideology of violence and hatred...that has been spread to America..." by guess who? At Berkeley, students shout down speakers...give the "Hitler" salute of the Nazis that would make Hitler proud and wear the hoods/head coverings of the peace-loving folks who beheaded Nicholas Berg. Radical students will not allow freedom of speech or freedom of intellectual discourse! Watch the video! Note: I have to modify my stance here. I was incorrect and appreciate the clarification from Muslims Against Sharia. Nonie Darwish was accorded no respect and no freedom of speech. She was intimidated and shouted down proving that Islamofascism and Islamist terrorism are all about an ideology of "violence and hatred" that wants to enslave the world.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Dumbledore - a wizard and gay!

For good grief! Dumbledore is homosexual? As a point of inquiry - just how does that advance the story of Harry Potter and the kids at Hogwarts? Pah-leeze! I suppose when you've made multi-billions on books you've written you can attribute characterizations to your characters as you like. But J.K., be honest now. Did you decide to bow to PC before or after the billions came rolling in? Or did you slip in that totally unimportant "fact" in after the money had come in? From Witchcraft Closeted: "Just when you thought it was safe to immerse kids in books about witchcraft, J.K. Rowling has to succumb to political correctness and 'out' Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore. "This is well after the fact, of course. Her seven Harry Potter books have sold more than 450 million copies and made her a billionaire. So why make Dumbledore, a beloved authority figure to millions of kids, out to be homosexual? "No one can plumb Rowling's motives except God Almighty. Some suggest that her announcement last Friday at Carnegie Hall is merely a promotional ploy. ... "The media are acting in concert, barely able to disguise their cheerleading." — Robert H. Knight, writing "Dumbledoring Down the Culture," Wednesday in ~~~~~~~~~~~~ I don't hold with book burning but those books are thousands of pages, surely a few pages could be spared to light warm winter first. I jest of course... And would the Harry Potter series have made as much money if we'd know that "Warlock Wizard" bats for the home team? So very gratuitous...and so very unnecceary...

Campus Fascists block Horowitz; let Muslim woman speak

In some circles, at least on college campuses, it seems we are moving into the fascism of Mussolini, Mao, and others. David Horowitz was blocked from speaking on a college campus. Let's see how it works out for the fascists tonight in denying Horowitz the right to speak and to be heard, at GWU. For shame on those who denied him his freedom of speech and denied others who would wish to hear his views. What we need is more open discussion, not less. Yet, in Islamic 'taboo', a Muslim woman - Nonie Darwish speaks openly and freely at UC Berkeley. See her words spoken freely; "As an American woman of Muslim Arab origin, I cherish the freedoms America has given me; a right all too scarce in the Middle East where speaking for human rights, women's rights, democracy and even peace with Israel is a taboo with serious consequences. "In America, I learned that no ideology or religion is beyond questioning. Ideologies that don't answer the hard questions will face intellectual bankruptcy. ... Radicals have made the slightest criticism, critical thinking and free inquiry an insult to Islam. Arab feminists, reformers and intellectuals are intimidated, threatened or killed. Even the late Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, was stabbed in Cairo in 1994 by a radical Muslim who claimed he insulted Islam. That is why we all must welcome an open discussion. The best weapon in the war on terror and Islamo-Fascism is the truth." I wouldn't be counting on very much truth across our college campuses today...

Holyland Foundation catches a break?

Well, it seems that the Holyland foundation has caught a break. Hope we the people will be that lucky. The commentary that I want to direct you to is by Cal Thomas, Unholyland foundation. We need an absolute and immediate crack-down of all Saudi-funded mosques and schools within the United States. Arguably, they are "terrorist" training camps with a twist. Here's Cal Thomas' excellent suggestion: "Condition the approval of every Islamic school and mosque in the United States on the construction of Christian and Jewish schools and houses of worship in Muslim countries. That would stop them dead in their tracks because the freedoms we offer here, which they want to destroy, are not offerred there in a religiously intolerant and politically totalitarian environment." Just to state my view more clearly, every Saudi-funded school and mosque within the United States and even within our "strongest" allies, must be disbanded and closed down. Period. Out of curiosity, if you saw the foundation of your nation being eroded one spect at a time due to a magliant tyranny that mutates itself to meet its need to destroy the 'host', what would you do? What would you recommend?

Diana West - Islam proselytizing Oklahoma representative?

Just exactly what is it about the "separation of church and state" that some over-zealous Muslim folks don't understand? Oh, of course, in Islam, there is no separation because the "so-called" religious stuff dictates the lives of Muslims totally. No exception... Keith Ellison made a show of using Thomas Jefferson's copy of the Koran when, he, Ellison, joined the House of Representatives. For the record, Jefferson was 1) a thinker; 2) an ambassador in France who met with the Muslim envoy from Tripoli - said envoy pointed out that his religion commanded him to kill infidels. Hince, our first post-revolutionary war action was directed at Tripoli; and 3) put his nation above the insanity of "political correctness" - a phrase coined during the Clinton regime, designed to stifle free speech. Several excellent commentaries and editorial pieces are very valuable. American citizens, aka infidels or kuffars, need to know that, while there may be Muslims in America who do not want to "kill" us all, the Koran leaves no doubt. In The Islamicizing of Oklahoma, 'Christian yahoos' under siege, Diana West hits it all right on the head of a pin where angels dance when she says, "'s about advancing Islam in Oklahoma. Last I looked, this isn'[t the role of state organizations. (Imagine the furor over an all-Christian council promoting Christianity from a state office.) And this is particularly so in a state that still counts as part of the Judeo-christian tradition, which includes freedom of conscience - forbidden under Islamic law. ...Ultimately, Mr. Duncan and colleagues are exercising in declining a Koran. And that's something worth hanging tough on." As Mr. Duncan stated, "Most Oklahomans do not endorse the idea of killing innocent women and children in the name of ideology." Of the 149 state officials gifted with a Koran, why have only 24 returned the Koran? Draw your line in the sand, Okalhomans! No proselytizing in the halls of government, no prayers rooms in the schools, and keep that pork on the school lunch menu... What with the Saudi schools and other issues, the United States is under siege from Islam. See related post.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

DREAM Act blocked! Praise God... 44 Senators stand with Americans

ONCE more the American people have had to beat back the "amnesty for illegals" and the "give-aways" some elected folks are determined to give to those who break our laws. How many times do we have to scream: ENFORCE our existing laws; and BUILD the darn FENCE! In growing demonstration of the corruption and incompetence of the Democrat "leadership"??? "anti-American" machine, the group doing the biding of illegal aliens against the good of "we the people", somehow a group of senators from both sides of the political aisle stood together as Americans and blocked S.2205, Dream Act blocked by split Senate. From the news article by Stephen Dinan, posted October 25, 2007: (emphasis and a few comments added.)
The Senate yesterday blocked the Dream Act, a bill to legalize illegal-alien students — the second major immigration bill to be stopped this year and a signal that this Congress is too stalemated to pass any bill that offers a path to citizenship for illegal aliens. "A lot of senators concluded that from the last vote: Citizenship is not on the table anymore," said Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, who led the opposition to the Dream Act and who said the failure earlier this year of President Bush's broad legalization bill has fundamentally moved the debate toward the right. Yesterday's vote was 52-44, with supporters falling eight votes shy of the 60 needed to bring the bill to the floor. Supporters said they couldn't overcome the "bigotry and hatred" that have dominated the debate over the past few months. [Now "bigotry and hatred" is a cheap shot at racist name-calling trype. What about simply following our laws and sending the kiddies back to grandma and grampa?] "This debate has changed. What has happened is there are people who are using this issue politically and creating a lot of fear," said Sen. Richard J. Durbin, the Illinois Democrat who sponsored the Dream Act. "It's about confusion, distortion, vitriol." [It ain't no fear, Turban Durbin, it's just wanting to follow the law and make all illegals leave to enter legally. We do have a process in place, yes? Enacted by YOU!] He said it took courage for senators to vote with him. [What comedy and hubris!] .....The bill would have given those people conditional green cards, with an eventual chance for citizenship. "I do not think we ought to cherry-pick and take the pressure off comprehensive immigration reform," said Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Republican. [And I think Specter should be soundly beaten in his next bid for re-election.] That doesn't mean senators won't try. Several have vowed to offer a bill to legalize illegal-alien agriculture workers and create a guest-worker program for other agriculture workers. Both House and Senate lawmakers hope to pass a bill increasing the number of visas available for high-skilled science and technology workers. [Could it be we aren't educating high-skilled workers anymore?] Mr. Durbin, though, said yesterday's vote may cause him to have to oppose the technology bill, which would apply to what's known as the H-1B visa program. [Yippee! Go get 'em, Dick!] "The people who are anxious for H-1Bs should have been standing in a chorus of support for the Dream Act," Mr. Durbin said. "There's a growing sentiment among many of us that if we are going to deal with immigration in a just, fair (fair to whom?) way, ...." Meanwhile, Republicans argue no immigration bills should pass until the federal government has proved it has sealed the border and begun enforcing laws against employers who hire illegal aliens. In yesterday's vote, 12 Republicans joined 38 Democrats and two independents in voting to bring the bill to the floor, while eight Democrats joined 36 Republicans in opposing it. [These are the ones we need to support.]
There were some surprises among the senators who did not vote. Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who is running for president and suffering among conservative primary voters for his position on immigration, did not vote, though he was in the chamber just minutes earlier for two other votes on a judicial nomination. [McCain knows a "yea" vote would sink him. Bravery...indeed.] Three Democrats running for president — Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and Joseph R. Biden Jr. — all voted for the act, while another, Sen Christopher J. Dodd, missed all of yesterday's votes. In an official statement of policy the White House made clear Mr. Bush has a number of problems with the bill, including creating a "special class of illegal aliens" and offering a perpetual amnesty, rather than a one-time forgiveness. The White House said the Dream Act could legalize felons, would allow newly legalized residents to jump the existing immigration line, and would open the system up to document fraud — all charges Republicans aimed at Mr. Bush's own bill earlier this year. Still, while he has issued frequent veto threats on a number of Democratic bills, Mr. Bush did not vow to veto this measure.
~~~~~~~~~~ All together now, "could legalize felons, would allow newly legalized residents to jump the existing immigration line, and would open the system up to document fraud" so says the White House to a bill it might sign into law if it came to the president's desk.....parallel universe, any one? Now here's the vote - to decide to end debate and bring it to the floor for a vote. The vote to end debate failed and the bill will not come to the floor for a vote. This was another amnesty bill, call it whatever you will... U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 110th Congress - 1st Session Vote Summary Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S. 2205 ) Vote Number: 394 Vote Date: October 24, 2007, 12:27 PM Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected Measure Number: S. 2205 Measure Title: A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes. Vote Counts: YEAs 52 NAYs 44 Not Voting 4 Grouped By Vote Position - The ANTI-American Citizen folks who voted to end debate so that our tax dollars could be spent sending ILLEGAL to state colleges at our expense and rob our children of spaces in the college - all at "in-state" tuition costs plus incidentals such as books, and dorms, and probably pocket change as well. NOT Voting - 4 Let's get this right on the table: Boxer (D-CA) Dodd (D-CT) Kennedy (D-MA) McCain (R-AZ) YEAs ---52 Akaka (D-HI) Bayh (D-IN) Bennett (R-UT) Biden (D-DE) Bingaman (D-NM) Brown (D-OH) Brownback (R-KS) Cantwell (D-WA) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Casey (D-PA) Clinton (D-NY) Coleman (R-MN) Collins (R-ME) Craig (R-ID) Durbin (D-IL) Feingold (D-WI) Feinstein (D-CA) Hagel (R-NE) Harkin (D-IA) Hatch (R-UT) Hutchison (R-TX) - this vote will look good when she runs for governor of Texas. Inouye (D-HI) Johnson (D-SD) Kerry (D-MA) Klobuchar (D-MN) Kohl (D-WI) Lautenberg (D-NJ) Leahy (D-VT) Levin (D-MI) Lieberman (ID-CT) Lincoln (D-AR) Lott (R-MS) Lugar (R-IN) Martinez (R-FL) Menendez (D-NJ) Mikulski (D-MD) Murray (D-WA) Nelson (D-FL) Nelson (D-NE) Obama (D-IL) Reed (D-RI) Reid (D-NV) Rockefeller (D-WV) Salazar (D-CO) Sanders (I-VT) Schumer (D-NY) Snowe (R-ME) Stabenow (D-MI) Webb (D-VA) Whitehouse (D-RI) Wyden (D-OR) NAYs ---44 Voting FOR American citizens and for and in defense of the American taxpayer!
Alexander (R-TN) Allard (R-CO)
Barrasso (R-WY) Baucus (D-MT)
Bond (R-MO) Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC) Byrd (D-WV)
Chambliss (R-GA) Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS) Conrad (D-ND)
Corker (R-TN) Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID) DeMint (R-SC)
Dole (R-NC)Domenici (R-NM)
Dorgan (D-ND) Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY) Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA) Gregg (R-NH)
Inhofe (R-OK) Isakson (R-GA)
Kyl (R-AZ) Landrieu (D-LA)
McCaskill (D-MO) McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK) Pryor (D-AR)
Roberts (R-KS)Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)Smith (R-OR)
Specter (R-PA) Stevens (R-AK)
Sununu (R-NH) Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD) Vitter (R-LA)
Voinovich (R-OH) Warner (R-VA)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

S.2205, DREAM Act, Congress' Contempt for you and me

That people in both Houses of Congress have contempt for you and me is clear and made more clear every day in legislation such as S. 2205, DREAM Act that would give in-state tuition to illegals across the United States and deny the same to legal American citizens. For further reading, see End the Dream and also, Congressional Constitutional Contempt by Walter Williams. Congress has fallen all over itself interjecting itself into every facet of our lives. It is time to take back States' Rights - a novel concept - and to impeach Representatives and Senators who violate their oath of office. For more information, search for HR 1359, Enumerated Powers Act sponsored by Rep. John Shadegg, Arizona Republican. He has introduced his bill in every Congress since 1995. HR 1359 is pretty kool! It would require Congress to expressly point out the governing section of the US Constitution that allows them to pass any legislation. As the Constitution states in the 10th Amendment, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved for the States respectively, or to the people." "...The powers deligated to the federal government are few, limited to external objects as war, peach, negotiations, and FOREIGN commerce." As Dr. Williams states, "Congress is not alone in its constitutional contempt, but is joined by the White House and particularly the constitutionally derelict U.S. Supreme Court."

Fred Thompson could be the "Man" for 2008

In a speech yesterday, Fred Thompson said out loud what many Americans of all ethnic groups have been screaming for years: "...the government should deny illegal aliens a hiding place by cracking down on the businesses and sanctuary cities that shield them. ...the federal government should punish sanctuary cities by denying them some federal funds and also should withhold money from states and localities that offer social services to illegal aliens." Further, "Taxpayer money shouldnot be provided to illegal immigrants..." Well, it's about darn time someone had the gonads to speak these words. Now, we have it on record. Should Mr. Thompson become the next president, we can impeach him on these very words if he whimps out...

EU - Bowing to Mecca

The EU is on the brink of turning into small city-states bowing to Mecca. And excellent commentary by Paul Belien points to the growing un-rest and the disparity between the political leaders and the "indigenous" citizens of Europe. Bowing to the Islamists speaks of many issues but two glaring differences exist between the EU and the United States of America, although our Congressional leaders along with the White House have shredded the US Constitution, read more. So far, we have the First Amendment with its freedom of speech (I mean "Piss Christ" art, for God's sake) and we have the Second Amendment - the right to bear arms to protect ourselves. Although Congress is working mightily to enact "hate-speech" laws that would enshrine Islamists' hate-speech and enslave the rest of us from even discussing Islam for any reason, "We the people" are not quite ready to go peacefully into that "good night" of slavery.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

IQ Flap and some comments

Not posting today. If you are interested, you may find some very good comments at the linked post, here. The comments to which I refer are from Anonymous and Hathor as well as Rich and Falcon_01. I have enjoyed our conversation here and am still left with one over-riding truth - we are Americans and we have common enemy forces aligned against us. We can be distracted on issues designed to drive a wedge between us or we can set some things from our common heritage aside and look for the good and the strengths we share. We don't have to share all of the same strengths. We do have to combine our strengths to defeat enemies who are sworn to destroy all of us, without discrimination or reservation independent of "race, color, gender, or creed". Have a great Sunday and a good week coming up...

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Ozone hole reduced; illegals to get "U" visas!

Talk about confusing times! We're living in them. Good grief!
* New York soon to host more Al Qaeda terrorists. With Illegals OK'd for driver's licenses, NY state could be the next adoptive home for our next attack from Al Qaeda proving that man can't learn even from recent history; ie, Atta and others held driver's licenses issued in Virginia.
* Mexican nationals in US illegally classified as "crime victims" to get special visas. No joke! Here's how. Eleuterio Rodriquez Ruiz is qualified for a "U" visa because he was legally held at gun-point when illegally crossing into the United States. The real "criminal" against whom charges have been dropped was an Army reservist protecting our nation. Tell me our "leaders" have not been transformed into Stepford Wives? Why does Ruiz qualify for the "U" visa? Mr. Ruiz "was among those who qualified for a "U" visa because he was a crime victim when he and six others were held at gunpoint as they entered the U.S. illegally in April 2005." And anyone seriously questions why the American people generally view our government as operating in a parallel universe, say Mars? See also S.774, A bad DREAM amnesty? by Phyllis Schlafly. We've gotta keep 'em away from the Koolaide...
* In Around the Nation - South Pole ozone back to average size. What's up with that? "Warmer weather and more storms this year are the reason the hole is slightly smaller" - back to average size to be exact, "shrinking about 16% from last year's record high..." Go, Al, go! Get that worthless Nobel prize. Be proud, be very proud!
* And what happened to Sodom exactly? California in the news, again!
* Mexican trucks are dangerous, from Letters to the Editor. I cannot call for open rebellion against the opening of our highways to Mexican truckers as will soon occur. But how many deaths of Americans will it take for us to finally realize this North American Union works only one way - from south to north with more Mexicans invading our nation, putting our lives at risk? When do we rise up and say enough? Oh, I know, when an avowed Marxist is elected president. Whom might that be?
* Knaves at George Washington University. Hitler Youth would be proud of the tactics of the campus leftists and the support of their behavior by the president of GWU. But a point of clarification please. Is George Washington University praising Islamofascism? So, President Stephen Knapp, is it true - when you are afraid of the guilty in brown shirts, you punish the innocent? Perhaps conservative parents should consider removing their children from such an indoctrination hotbed of "intellectual" (I use the word lightly) tyranny and intolerance. See also, Academic Cesspools by Walter Williams addressing the ending of "freedom of speech" on college campuses, read - ending the speech of conservatives.
Have a great weekend to all! Right now the weather is fine where I live and I'll be heading out to a park for a nice walk, and to watch the turtles sunning themselves on trees that have fallen into the lake. And, by the way, happy birthday to all born on this day...

Friday, October 19, 2007

Global Warming "bad" for IQ scores and intelligence?

Seems I caused a bit of a flap for a few readers/visitors with my post, here. In the process, I found an interesting link to the following at Old Atlantic Lighthouse related to global climate and IQ development. James Watson Blacks Whites Evolution See World IQ Map. Seems the average IQ in United States is around 85-90. Seems research shows that those who grow up in colder climates have over-all higher average IQ scores. Check the links at Old Atlantic Lighthouse. What do you think?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Dr. James Watson and the IQ Flap

Well, there are the flat-Earth folks; the sun and stars revolve around the Earth folks; and the Earth revolves around the Sun folks. We know how that turned out. Dr. Watson estimates that the question of genetic codes and human intelligence will be identified in about a decade. Fury at DNA pioneer's theory: Africans are less intelligent than Westerners, Science Museum cancels talk by Watson after 'racist' comments, and The controversy of intelligence theories. These can be found also at Michael Savage. I have been an educator for a good portion of my career whether in public schools, in overseas dependent schools, at universities, and in nuclear power training departments. I have not held much truck with IQ as a determining factor in a student's achievement. I have always seen IQ as a projector of potential. But I have also seen one young white girl with a tested IQ of 110 +/- a few points beat the socks of fellow students with IQs testing in the 140 range. First, she didn't know the IQ score and she used her abilities and applied herself to her studies. The 'smarter' students took intelligence for granted and did not apply their abilities. They suffered and she soared academically. So while IQ may be a factor in reasoning or in potential, IQ is not the only determinate to success. Environment and early-training in the home are determining factors as well. But IQ alone does not determine anything other than the potential for xyz. It is what one does with his potential that matters. To be very clear, I readily accept that Asians from the Far East may be generally more intelligent than I am, they certainly have the potential to be very successful. For me, I'm not defensive about that. I don't consider comments that Asians generally score higher on IQ tests than Causasians as racist, just fact based upon the results of thousands of IQ tests. Why do blacks get so easily offended? Why not prove the "theories" wrong? A score on an IQ test is not the sole determining factor in one's live and on one's accomplishments. Is it?

Staph, Staunton, and Illegal Aliens

It is difficult for me to acknowledge the loathing or total disregard for the safety of American citizens and for our national sovereignty that I see demonstrated by our administration and its true believers. I won't go into the SPP, NAFTA, CAFTA, the ALCA or the unfettered opening of our highways to Mexican trucker drivers. More on the 29 truck "accident" in California later. Our government, the Bush Administration, and our Congress are putting our lives at risk each and every day, leaving us easy prey for the illegals and their behavior (drunk driving illegal alien vehicular murderers are after all just a "cultural" thing in the great wisdom of Geraldo Rivera). But let's move on to the diseases they are bringing into our nation and inflicting upon us. As one small example - the City of Staunton, Virginia has had to close all of its public schools in order to sterilize the schools. I don't know how many students have become sick. One young student has died. Why? Because of the out-break of a staph infection that is endemic to Mexico and is a particularly strong strain that resists successful treatment. This is a staph infection that is typically found in hospitals, one that destroys bone and skin tissue and one that seems easily spread. From the article, Staph Infections Reported at Schools Across the Country:
The news of staff infections spreading through schools coincides with a report by doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which found that nearly 19,000 people had died in the United States in 2005 after an MRSA infection. The study, which is being published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests that such infections may be twice as common as previously thought, according to its lead author, Dr. R. Monina Klevens. If the mortality estimates are correct, the number of deaths associated with the MRSA germ would exceed those attributed to HIV-AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, emphysema or homicide each year.
That's right, in 2005, 19,000 people died in the United States after an MRSA infection. Add that to the 12,000 Americans killed every year on our highways by drunk driving illegal aliens from Mexico, and I'd say you can call it whatever you like but I call it a war that is being waged against us. But there's more, Experts: U.S. Deaths From Deadly Drug-Resistant Staph May Surpass AIDS Deaths Tuesday, October 16, 2007
CHICAGO — More than 90,000 Americans get potentially deadly infections each year from a drug-resistant staph "superbug," the government reported Tuesday in its first overall estimate of invasive disease caused by the germ. Deaths tied to these infections may exceed those caused by AIDS, said one public health expert commenting on the new study. The report shows just how far one form of the staph germ has spread beyond its traditional hospital setting. The overall incidence rate was about 32 invasive infections per 100,000 people. That's an "astounding" figure, said an editorial in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association, which published the study. Most drug-resistant staph cases are mild skin infections. But this study focused on invasive infections — those that enter the bloodstream or destroy flesh and can turn deadly. Researchers found that only about one-quarter involved hospitalized patients. However, more than half were in the health care system — people who had recently had surgery or were on kidney dialysis, for example. Open wounds and exposure to medical equipment are major ways the bug spreads. In recent years, the resistant germ has become more common in hospitals and it has been spreading through prisons, gyms and locker rooms, and in poor urban neighborhoods. The new study offers the broadest look yet at the pervasiveness of the most severe infections caused by the bug, called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. These bacteria can be carried by healthy people, living on their skin or in their noses. An invasive form of the disease is being blamed for the death Monday of a 17-year-old Virginia high school senior. Doctors said the germ had spread to his kidneys, liver, lungs and muscles around his heart. The researchers' estimates are extrapolated from 2005 surveillance data from nine mostly urban regions considered representative of the country. There were 5,287 invasive infections reported that year in people living in those regions, which would translate to an estimated 94,360 cases nationally, the researchers said. Most cases were life-threatening bloodstream infections. However, about 10 percent involved so-called flesh-eating disease, according to the study led by researchers at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were 988 reported deaths among infected people in the study, for a rate of 6.3 per 100,000. That would translate to 18,650 deaths annually, although the researchers don't know if MRSA was the cause in all cases. If these deaths all were related to staph infections, the total would exceed other better-known causes of death including AIDS — which killed an estimated 17,011 Americans in 2005 — said Dr. Elizabeth Bancroft of the Los Angeles County Health Department, the editorial author. The results underscore the need for better prevention measures. That includes curbing the overuse of antibiotics and improving hand-washing and other hygiene procedures among hospital workers, said the CDC's Dr. Scott Fridkin, a study co-author. Some hospitals have drastically cut infections by first isolating new patients until they are screened for MRSA. The bacteria don't respond to penicillin-related antibiotics once commonly used to treat them, partly because of overuse. They can be treated with other drugs but health officials worry that their overuse could cause the germ to become resistant to those, too. A survey earlier this year suggested that MRSA infections, including noninvasive mild forms, affect 46 out of every 1,000 U.S. hospital and nursing home patients — or as many as 5 percent. These patients are vulnerable because of open wounds and invasive medical equipment that can help the germ spread. Dr. Buddy Creech, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University, said the JAMA study emphasizes the broad scope of the drug-resistant staph "epidemic," and highlights the need for a vaccine, which he called "the holy grail of staphylococcal research." The regions studied were: the Atlanta metropolitan area; Baltimore, Connecticut; Davidson County, Tenn.; the Denver metropolitan area; Monroe County, NY; the Portland, Ore. metropolitan area; Ramsey County, Minn.; and the San Francisco metropolitan area.
Our forefathers had Ellis Island for a reason. Now, our pudding-headed politicians welcome HIV-positive AIDs carriers from around the world for gala gatherings in highly populated cities. These same puddin'-heads would rather have us killed by drunk driving illegals, killed by diseases that the illegals are bringing into the nation - some diseases we have not seen in America for decades - rather than protect us. George Washington admonished us early-on that we should look to trade where it suited us. He did not say we should march with Messianic delusions into any nation's internal conflicts, nor should we give up our national sovereignty. Our nation CANNOT survive one more "one world order/globalist" in the White House. We need our active military on our border with real weapons and amunition protecting us from invasion, not the national guard for show - that insults us and them. We need to stop this insanity that children born to foreign national parents become "anchor babies" to bring the entire family into our nation. You want "family re-unification"? Fine, send the kid with foreign national parents back to their nation that has jurisdiction over them and then let the kid apply for himself and himself ALONE to enter the US when he reaches the age of majority but he can be a citizen of only one nation with no dual citizenship. All illegal aliens should be deported, NOW. How? Cut off services, period. No kids of foreign nationals here illegally in our schools; no in-state tuition. No driver's licenses. Vicente Fox says we need the Mexican workers. I wonder what the 47-50 million Americans that we have murdered since 1973 would say had they been given the opportunity to live. Surely, Hitler could not have devised and implemented a more creative plan of genocide. Deport the illegal foreign nationals burdening our police, our housing, our schools, our hospitals bringing crime and disease upon us and killing us. We have immigration laws that are being honored by thousands of folks striving to come here legally. Let's put our attention on them helping them to become Americans and toss the rest out. Cities like Staunton, Virginia should not be subjected to having even one student killed by infection brought upon us by illegals. The death of that one child equals pain and suffering, and extreme loss to his family and friends and to our community. Cries against illegal aliens is not a racist issue. It is a simple issue of following laws. We have the laws - we don't need more. Just deport the illegals where you find them. Period. "But, Beach Girl, there are 12 to 20 million. We can't deport them all..." Well, why not? Let's give it a try and let's start with no services, no medical services, no jobs, no nothing... Time to play "cowboys and illegals".... or would you rather bury your loved one killed in whatever manner by an illegal alien?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Najistani on Marxists, Muslims, Betrayal, and Perversion

From Najistani: MARXISTS, MUSLIMS AND THE BETRAYAL OF THE WORKING CLASS AND SUPPRESSION OF ITS WOMEN Women don't stand a chance. Male trade Unionists (along with any remaining Christians and Jews) are among the most persecuted sections of society in Islamic countries . The vicious, elitist, sadistic and depraved Ulema - the Muslim priesthood - regard Trades Union organisers as much a threat to their power as the kaffirs and apostates. Check out Working Class Trades Union rights in such Islamic paradises as Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. So why do Labour politicians and the Trades Union bosses ally themselves with such an oppressive, supremacist ideology as Islam? Why do leaders like Gordon Brownlips kiss Muslim arse? Aren't these champions of the common man betraying their British Christian Socialist working-class heritage? Well actually, no. Their heritage is neither British, nor Christian, nor socialist except in the Stalinist sense. And it certainly isn't working class. It is very true that the original Labour movement owes far more to Methodism than Marxism, to the Sermon on the Mount than Das Kapital. It was a strong Christian faith that nurtured the Tolpuddle Martyrs in their struggle for workers' rights in the face of the bosses' wage cuts to below starvation level. "Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, the labourer is worthy of his reward." The early history of Trades Unionism in Australia was also inspired by Christianity. But all that has changed . Since the 1980's, the leadership of the trades union movement and Labour party have been hijacked by European-inspired atheist Marxist functionaries, many of whom have never done a productive day's work in their lives. The career path from University Social Studies department to Westminster or Congress House , with no intervening gainful employment, is all too common . To paraphrase Gibbon: To the gullible all religions are equally true, to the skeptical all religions are equally false, and to the politicians all religions are equally useful. So is it any wonder that Marxist Labour neglect and indeed despise the real British working class? With their rapidly multiplying new-found Muslim friends, they have people who share many of their objectives - an unquestionable totalitarian social system, destruction of free expression, control of all aspects of life, and an unnaccountable, undemocratic superstate (Caliphate/EU) . Of course push will eventually come to shove and the Marxists and Muslims will some day be at one anothers' throats in a bloody continent-wide civil war, but by that time most of the rest of us will long since have been airbrushed out of Orwellian history. ~~~~~~ As Najistani suggests, the rest of us will have been airbrushed out of Orwellian history. Thing is there won't be any of us around to defend principles and values that have long since been chopped up, dynamite-blasted, and tossed into the Thames or the Siene. On the destruction of free expression, seems our President Bush has said he will sign that abominable "Fairness Doctrine" should it reach his desk as law. Of course, since the American conservative talk radio folks are hammering away against amnesty for all illegals, against the unconstitutional campaign finance reform of McCain, against open borders, against the giving away of our national sovereignty - the American people, when informed mostly through talk radio, have beaten back anti-American tactics by politicians of any stripe. No wonder - a president who is a globalists/new world order guy supporting the International Court of Justice against his State of Texas in favor of an illegal gang-banging Mexican national rapist/murderer sentenced to death can be expected to side against the American people. We lived under the "Fairness Doctrine" for 40 years of Leftist rule. Of course, it could be interesting to see the Marxists and the Muslims go at each other after they've taken the rest of us out, so to speak. But we would be caught in the middle, so let's work to stop them before they get any more power than they have. Note: This post is linked to another recent one sent to me by Najistani. Please see that post and please read the links. The post is Islam: Tyranny Stalin would envy....

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Islam - reformation through its women?

Can Islam be reformed through its women? Difficult to say but possible? Do Muslim women want reform or are they comfortable with their role? The question arises from a comment made by a fellow blogger - Steve Harkonnen - some time ago in which he stated that only Muslim women can reform Islam. For me, the question has gained a resurgence due to a sentence in the book, Genghis Khan by Jack Weatherford. If Weatherford is correct, I paraphrase here, the honor of Muslim men is tied directly to their ability to control the sexuality of "their" women. Female mutilation; honor killings in which the rape victim is killed and the rapists go free; little or no education (how many of the 15,000 Saudis who flooded our universities in 2006-2007 to the glee of our State Department were women); little or no role in public office; Taliban-like tyranny; arranged marriages - okay for the men because they can have more than one wife. My intent here is not to present an exhaustive list but let's throw in the enslavement through the burqa as one outward manifestation of humiliation. We can keep Freud out of it but the egocentricity of the adolescent comes to mind when considering the absolute dominance of Muslim men over the women who are born into Islam. Through Islam, 50% of the brain-power of the collective is negated. The sexual represssion of the men, not counting the rapists what with rape being a crime of rage, also plays into the mix. I wonder how much more harm flooding our universities with young Muslim men does to indigenous Muslim women back home and how much harm bombarding these young Muslim men with the technology and the perceived decadence of the West - which they revel in by the way -does when contrasted to the primitive lifestyles in much of the Middle East. The question is can Islam be reformed before the eventual clash that is being pushed by Islam's "leaders"? By Muslim women? Or is it just not worth the effort? I am reminded also that American women in abusive relationships find it very difficult to leave the battering situation they know for the unknown of liberation.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Judeo-Christian culture and the West with comment from Dumb Ox

From a visitor regarding a recent post: Condell is correct in his opposition to Islam, but he fails to understand that the whole basis for European society, and indeed all of Western society, is found in Judeo-Christian culture. He wants to eliminate all religion within society, and that would be a huge mistake. There are lots of folks in the USA that think much as Condell does, and they are mistaken for the same reasons. If we take away the basis for our culture, why would we expect our culture to stand? That seems pretty irrational. The very reason that Europe is caving in so readily to Islam is that they have already given up voluntarily the Judeo- Christian basis of their culture, and they have lost confidence in themselves and their culture as a result. We must not follow them down that fatal path. In summary then, Condell has it half right; we must oppose Islam with everything we've got. He's wrong in wanting to eliminate the Church from society. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Through Judeo-Christian culture, we in the West have 5,000 years plus or minus a few years of heritage and roots. And over time we have been influenced by other cultures as well, especially those of the Far East through trade, ie - the Silk Route, Marco Polo, et al. Right now I'm reading Genghis Khan as well as re-reading the posts linked in Najistani's recent post published here under Islam: Tyranny Stalin would envy or "a religion of peace". Islam is a veritable up-start as cultures go and the West, particularly the United States is seen as barely a toddler. Maybe so but the United States and Australia are based upon thousands of years of culture. In the United States, the Founding Fathers knew our form of self-government is an experiment, one on tender threads, one that requires the individual to be responsible for himself and his family and his decisions. We seem to be willing to move far from that ideal as we are march-stepped almost willingly into more and more socialism and government tyranny by the day. We need government out of our public school education; that is a States' Rights issue. I don't want a microchip in my children, a mark on my forehead, my DNA and fingerprint on a Real ID Card, or a GPS unit in my car. Have we turned ourselves into "easy pickings"? Is individual freedom and responsibility just too much work? Is that why we take refuge under the brutal cloak of government handouts? Giving up freedom for security? The best security we will ever have is found in our freedoms. The movie, Breach, is one I find particularly intriguing. I don't know why. The movie is about Robert Hanssen - the most effective spy against our nation that we have uncovered to-date. But in the movie, Chris Cooper playing Robert Hanssen asks his clerk if the clerk knows why Russia fell? The clerk says, "No, boss." Hanssen remarks, "Godlessness...." We have freedom of religion here; it is one of our God-given freedoms, endowed by our Creator. Unlike the President's clearly humiliating remark made in obeisance to Islam that "we" all worship the same God, that freedom of religion we all seem to honor did not come from Allah nor from a theocracy that is a political ideology in clerics' garb. No freely practiced religion in the United States is sworn to destroy our nation, our culture, and place us into dhimmitude/servitude, only an autocratic ideology of hatred is sworn to do that. Hmmm.... Just whom might that be? And still, I have faith in the American people that at their core they will defend what is the "American culture". If that America is no more as some write, only time will tell. When one is living through history - as we are and as have our fathers before us - it is difficult to step back and see the larger picture. We could use a few visionaries and statesmen in the political realm but that may be really too much to ask. It is interesting to me that the United States does not colonize other nations but right now we have Islamic colonies throughout our nation and we are assuredly being colonized by Mexico. So far so good for the ALCA crowd but what happens if, over a few generations, someone flips the switch and the peasants say, "Wait, this democratic representative government stuff is not so bad. I don't want my money going to support xyz, yada, yada, yada..." We have never colonized other nations; yet we readily let others colonize our nation. What's up with that? Well, it is Sunday morning and time for church... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The following is a comment from Dumb Ox which I want to include here to clarify. With H/T to Dumb Ox and many thanks: "The East and Middle East have contributed near zero to the West... don't be misled by the PC and Islamist liars. I've been teaching Western Civilization for over 15 years and can assure you that apart from the zero (which is from INDIA and NOT from the Arabs) little of scientific or philosophical importance to our civilization can be traced to Asia or the Arabs. Jewish monotheism and Greek philosophy, Roman law and Christian love have been the decisive shapers of our culture. The other, vastly unreported heritage, but one of which the Founding Fathers of the U.S. were tremendously aware, is the Germanic conception of liberty and limited government. All three sources (Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian, and Germanic) were essential to our way of life--particularly in the Anglo-Saxon countries. It is no accident that only the Anglo-Saxon countries find themselves standing up for truth and liberty."

Saturday, October 13, 2007

US Marines in World War II, Japanese Theater, Semper Fi!

The following is from Jim Baxter in response to a post that I entered earlier. As is my custom, when I post the comments of Najistani, I like to post comments that are particularly worth our reading. So a Semper Fi to Jim Baxter and his fellow Marines who serve our nation well and tirelessly. Thank you. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Jim Baxter said... Every September, I recall that is more than half a century (62 years) since I landed at Nagasaki with the 2nd Marine Division in the original occupation of Japan following World War II. This time every year, I have watched and listened to the light-hearted "peaceniks" and their light-headed symbolism-without-substance of ringing bells, flying pigeons, floating candles, and sonorous chanting and I recall again that "Peace is not a cause - it is an effect." In July, 1945, my fellow 8th RCT Marines [I was a BARman] and I returned to Saipan following the successful conclusion of the Battle of Okinawa. We were issued new equipment and replacements joined each outfit in preparation for our coming amphibious assault on the home islands of Japan. B-29 bombing had leveled the major cities of Japan, including Kobe, Osaka, Nagoya, Yokohama, Yokosuka, and Tokyo. We were informed we would land three Marine divisions and six Army divisions, perhaps abreast, with large reserves following us in. It was estimated that it would cost half a million casualties to subdue the Japanese homeland. In August, the A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima but the Japanese government refused to surrender. Three days later a second A-bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. The Imperial Japanese government finally surrendered. Following the 1941 sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, a Japanese admiral said, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant..." Indeed, they had. Not surprisingly, the atomic bomb was produced by a free people functioning in a free environment. Not surprisingly because the creative process is a natural human choice-making process and inventiveness occurs most readily where choice-making opportunities abound. America! Tamper with a giant, indeed! Tyrants, beware: Free men are nature's pit bulls of Liberty! The Japanese learned the hard way what tyrants of any generation should know: Never start a war with a free people - you never know what they may invent! As a newly assigned member of a U.S. Marine intelligence section, I had a unique opportunity to visit many major cities of Japan, including Tokyo and Hiroshima, within weeks of their destruction. For a full year I observed the beaches, weapons, and troops we would have assaulted had the A-bombs not been dropped. Yes, it would have been very destructive for all, but especially for the people of Japan. When we landed in Japan, for what came to be the finest and most humane occupation of a defeated enemy in recorded history, it was with great appreciation, thanksgiving, and praise for the atomic bomb team, including the aircrew of the Enola Gay. A half million American homes had been spared the Gold Star flag, including, I'm sure, my own. Whenever I hear the apologists expressing guilt and shame for A-bombing and ending the war Japan had started (they ignore the cause-effect relation between Pearl Harbor and Nagasaki), I have noted that neither the effete critics nor the puff-adder politicians are among us in the assault landing-craft or the stinking rice paddies of their suggested alternative, "conventional" warfare. Stammering reluctance is obvious and continuous, but they do love to pontificate about the Rights that others, and the Bomb, have bought and preserved for them. The vanities of ignorance and camouflaged cowardice abound as license for the assertion of virtuous "rights" purchased by the blood of others - those others who have borne the burden and physical expense of Rights whining apologists so casually and self-righteously claim. At best, these fakers manifest a profound and cryptic ignorance of causal relations, myopic perception, and dull I.Q. At worst, there is a word and description in The Constitution defining those who love the enemy more than they love their own countrymen and their own posterity. Every Yankee Doodle Dandy knows what that word is. In 1945, America was the only nation in the world with the Bomb and it behaved responsibly and respectfully. It remained so until two among us betrayed it to the Kremlin. Still, this American weapon system has been the prime deterrent to earth's latest model world- tyranny: Seventy years of Soviet collectivist definition, coercion, and domination of individual human beings. The message is this: Trust Freedom. Remember, tyrants never learn. The restriction of Freedom is the limitation of human choice, and choice is the fulcrum-point of the creative process in human affairs. As earth's choicemaker, it is our human identity on nature's beautiful blue planet and the natural premise of man's free institutions, environments, and respectful relations with one another. Made in the image of our Creator, free men choose, create, and progress - or die. Free men should not fear the moon-god-crowd oppressor nor choose any of his ways. Recall with a confident Job and a victorious David, "Know ye not that you are in league with the stones of the field?" Semper Fidelis Jim Baxter Sgt. USMC WW II and Korean War Job 5:23 Proverbs 3:31 I Samuel 17:40 ~~~~~~~~ I have lived in Japan for over 4 years and traveled throughout the Far East. It serves us well to honor our fighting men and women who give so much and see such horror on our behalf. I have been to all of the cities Jim mentions and to museums at Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well. We dropped hunderds of thousands of leaflets onto Nagasaki telling the civilians to leave. Many of them did. And before anyone tells me how horrible we were, take a look at the book, The Rape of Nanking, if you can. Wrongs don't make rights but war is war. At the moment, I am reading Genghis Khan by Jack Weatherford. Allow me to end with a quotation from the book, page 8: "Genghis Khan recognized that warfare was not a sporting contest or a mere match between rivals; it was a total commitment of one people against another. Victory did not come to the one who played by the rules; it came to the one who made the rules and imposed them on his enemy. Triumph could not be partial. It was complete, total, and undeniable -- or it was nothing. In battle, this meant the unbridled use of terror and surprise. In peace, it meant the steadfast adherence toa few basic but unwavering principles that created loyalty among the common people. Resistance would be met with death, loyalty with security." Before the United States commits our men and women to battle, we must commit to the total defeat of our enemy. That does not mean we cannot disagree but to the world and to our troops, we must show a united front. We know what happens when we don't. Any apologies from Murtha yet to the two latest Marines who have been exonerated? Any apologies from the administration?

U. S. Foreign Aid? How much? To whom?

I spent some time yesterday trying to find out how much money the United States "actually" gave to other countries and especially Islamic Republics in the form of protection money and I was unsuccessful. I found how 74% of the 150 nations to whom we give tax dollars vote against us at the United Nations. I read that more money pours out of the United States into Mexico from generally illegal aliens/Mexican nationals living here than all of our foreign aid combined to all 150 nations. I learned that we also divide up the money among agencies to administer the "give aways" and that we also couch the funds as military, humanitarian, non-humanitarian and such so that it is like playing a shell game to find out exactly how much money we give in foreign aid. I also found that "we" receive foreign aid but I could not find out from whom or for what. Perhaps as missionary aid to spread the enlightenment of other "religions". So, I decided I really had not found the right sources of information. The list of what I found goes on but the fact is I did not find the right references. I can also posit that when it comes to domestic give-aways, the Dems and RINOs can buy votes and do much better at buying votes (keeping folks dependent) upon the government than does the United States in buying votes at the UN. So, since more votes could be bought at home than we are buying at the UN, why not keep more of the money home? Arguably, grants to NGOs and others could also fall into the category of "foreign aid." Complex issue to me. Help in finding the correct references would be appreciated. Thanks...

Friday, October 12, 2007

Vicente Fox and the North American Union or ALCA

We are "screwed" or so it seems. I just read the transcript of Vicente Fox in a recent interview (Larry King Live) and found that he and El Presidente Bush have agreed on what they call ALCA. Go here FTAA to read more. It is astonishing and the overthrow of the United States of America and our sovereignty has been going on for a very long time. The North American Union is no conspiracy theory, nor is it "bunk". When both President Bush and his mouth-piece Fred Barnes said that the North American Union was just fiction, I knew we were on to something. But to crush the American people with more and more tax burdens and more and more illegal aliens to bring us to our knees in order to make us "scream" for a new currency - well, that should be unbelievable but sadly, it is not. It is amazing the arrogant confidence of both Fox and the Islamists - both tell us what they are doing and going to do to tear us down. Wonder what they'll get when or if they are successful? Just search ALCA and you'll find enough references to make you sick. You know, a common sense reason and placing the United States with the consent of its legal citizens knowingly in the lead - well that is one thing - but the manner they are going about bringing us down or trying to bring us down is interesting. You may also like the transcript at Glenn Beck. Also, Free Trade Area of the Americas. There is a nice list of the nations that have expressed an intererst in joining this "kill the United States of America" plan. One thing for certain, the "agreement" will make drug-trafficing and human smuggling much easier. I just have one question: Will Mexico allow American citizens to move to Mexico for jobs? Well, cultures and nations come and go. Maybe the ideals of our Founding Fathers are just too hard. Maybe individual responsibility and freedom are just too much... Question: I just read the King-Fox transcript. Seems we are going to give Mexico 1 billion dollars over two years to fight the drug cartels. Wouldn't it just be easier to pay off the drug cartel leaders?

Islam: Tyranny Stalin would envy or a 'religion of peace'?

From Najistani - The following commentary from Najistani is filled with references. I hope that you will find the commentary and the links helpful. Contrary to what some Muslim commentors say "hatred of Muslims" is not the issue, fact, or the case for me. The West must see the threat for what it is. In accordance with the Qur'an, "peaceful Muslims" are apostates and live in conflict with the orders of Mohammed to kill the infidels (that would be us) and enslave the ones not killed as well as tax them for retaining their religious heritage. Early-on, I did not understand the discussion at the Gates of Vienna about the parasitic nature of Islam. Study goes a long way to clarifying this assertion. Islam - as represented through the Qur'an and through too many examples to note - is not compatible with a democratic representative republic. Can Muslims learn to live and prosper within this type of culture? Most assuredly but they will have to re-evaluate and reform Islam to do it or set Islam aside. Islam - as I understand it from what I have studied and read - is a threat to global stability and peace. And, Islamic terrorists have NOT hijacked a "world religion". Islamic terrorists are simply putting the orders of the Qur'an and Mohammed into action, in my view. The problem for Western Civilization is that the culture is being attacked on all sides - militarily, economically, through law suits (flying imams) or the threat of law suits, and on it goes... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From Najistani: (emphasis added) CULTURAL JIHAD AND HUMILIATION OF THE KUFFAR Islam is the only religion which is more obsessed with unbelievers than it is with its own followers. Muslims define their own identity solely in opposition to the Kuffar. Islamic accomplishments are so negligible that they have no positive cultural features with which they can identify. Hence the unceasing and implacable aggression toward civilized peoples and envy of their accomplishments. The development and deliberate cultivation of hatred is such a central feature of Islam that there is nothing that we Kuffars can do, or not do, that would make our uninvited guests hate us any less or any more. Rage is so intrinsic to Islam that external events are irrelevant. Hatred of non-Moslems is the pivot of Islamic existence. Muslims are bound together by a shared and carefully nurtured animosity to 'The Other' developed from earliest childhood, which ignites a permanent fire of tension between Moslems and non-Moslems. Ever since Jihadists started immigrating (and colonizing, establishing beach-heads) into the West, we have become all too familiar with concepts such as 'Killing the unbelievers wherever you find them' and the tribal polarities of Dar al-Harb versus Dar al-Islam, Ummah versus Kuffar, etc. This venom manifests not only as highly publicised murderous attacks - 9/11, 7/7, Beslan, Madrid, Bali etc but as less well publicised local instances of 'street-jihad' - small scale SJS murders, child abductions, rapes and general gangsterism. Note: the following link under "rapes" was blocked on my server - here is the link's html: Muslims do not necessarily want to kill all unbelievers, since Muslim culture is predatory and parasitic and incapable of sustaining itself. Large numbers of non-Muslims have always been kept as 'dhimmis' - second class citizens who supported their indolent masters by their labour and payment of the crippling 'jizya' - the infidel poll tax. But if the kuffar is not killed, it is essential that he must be thoroughly humiliated. Humiliation is very important in Islam - second only to killing. (I would suggest that the burka itself is a form of humiliation within the Muslim community to show inferior status.) Humiliation of the kuffar takes a number of forms: 1) Dhimmitude - economic and social oppression bordering on slavery. (2) Sexual predation - historical white slavery and modern day pedophile rings and rape of 'uncovered meat'. (3) Cultural humiliation - muslim cultural triumphalism and destruction of the kuffars' culture. Most counter-jihadists are familiar with humiliation by dhimmitude and Islamic sexual predation, but cultural humiliation doesn't get as much publicity in the blogosphere, and yet it is a growing danger that deserves far more attention. At first sight the idea of muslim cultural triumphalism seems absurd. Dar al-Islam produces nothing of any cultural significance that Dar al-Harb wants . But the fact that they have nothing to offer doesn't stop them imposing their cultural presence with domineering and triumphalist structures. The main expression of cultural supremacism in Europe is the building of large, aggressive 'in-yer-face' mosques in prominent locations. For example, the London megamosque will be next to the Olympic site and will be many times bigger than any Christian building in London - an edifice of Stalinesque gigantomania . What Muslims lack in quality they attempt to make up for in size and numbers. Nevertheless, large piles of masonry still can't compensate for the inherent cultural barrenness of Islam, and the main effort in cultural humiliation is directed at destroying the kuffars' culture rather than creating anything new. Constant attempts are made to restrict the public celebration of traditional kuffar festivals, such as Halloween, Christmas and Easter. Also, and most importantly, the religious artifacts of the Kuffar, especially 'idolatrous' images such as crosses, carvings, statues and stained glass windows, are regarded as Jahiliyya - worthless trash. Today, as all throughout its past, Muslims devalue the civilisations which they attempt to supplant through the defacing of ancient historical and religious sites. Any culture that is pre-Islamic is considered to be jahiliyya, that is, from " the time of ignorance. As the European Jihadist population increases in number and expands outwards from its ghettos, we can expect escalating attacks on the physical remnants of our culture, especially sacred sites such as churches. Eventually the architectural and artistic heritage of Europe will go the way of the Buddhas of Bamiyan. Islamic multiculturalism will not have produced 'vibrant cultural enrichment' but cultural desolation. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ And by their works, ye shall know them...

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