October 31, 2008
Why I'm Voting For Obama
Because, he's promised to invade Pakistan.
THE Muslim wedding of a seven-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl has been raided by police.
Cops arrested the Muslim cleric conducting the sick ceremony and the children’s parents in Pakistan’s largest city.
The cleric had not yet begun the ceremony of Mohammad Waseem, seven, and his bride Nishain Karachi, five – which was attended by 100 guests.
Okay, I'm kidding, I'd never vote for Obama. But, hell, someone needs to invade this craphole. I vote for India.
Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition
Polls suck. I don't believe a single fucking poll I see. Including this one.
The only poll I trust is the one with the naked chick dancing on it.
But it does bust up the meta-narrative that the coronation of Teh Messiah was inevitable. So that's good for something.
Via Canada.com: So you're a young Muslim who has decided fundamentalism rocks and your hard-working parents made a big mistake when they moved here, got jobs, worked like dogs, and bought a big suburban home where you sit in your bedroom brooding about sluts and infidels and getting jiggy with the jihad. I sympathize. I really do.Yeah Sammy, GET SOME! Before you ruin that trigger hand.
Every day you're surrounded by people who don't get you. Just look at the first sentence of this column. "Worked like dogs"? Doesn't this guy know dogs are considered unclean animals in Islam? That's a big-time insult but if you cut his head off, the police will call you a criminal. Not cool.
Anyway, let's forget about that "dog" thing. It was just an illustration. Don't cut my head off, bro. LMAO!
Erica Jong: Blood Will Run In The Streets if Obama Loses
Basically, Jong says her fear that Obama might lose the election has developed into an "obsession. A paralyzing terror. An anxious fever that keeps you awake at night." She also says that her friends Jane Fonda and Naomi Wolf are extremely worried that Obama will be sabotaged by Republican dirty tricks, and that if an Obama loss indeed comes to pass, the result will be a second American Civil War.
"My friends Ken Follett and Susan Cheever are extremely worried. Naomi Wolf calls me every day. Yesterday, Jane Fonda sent me an email to tell me that she cried all night and can't cure her ailing back for all the stress that has reduces her to a bundle of nerves."
"My back is also suffering from spasms, so much so that I had to see an acupuncturist and get prescriptions for Valium."
"After having stolen the last two elections, the Republican Mafia…"
"If Obama loses it will spark the second American Civil War. Blood will run in the streets, believe me. And it's not a coincidence that President Bush recalled soldiers from Iraq for Dick Cheney to lead against American citizens in the streets."
"Bush has transformed America into a police state, from torture to the imprisonment of reporters, to the Patriot Act."
Bring it on you sixties radicals, we are ready!
Dirty Campaign Tricks
The Cindy Sheehan for Congress campaign headquarters was attacked yesterday. It was unoccupied at the time. A computer was stolen.
Supporters of Sheehan's opponent for California's 8th Congressional District, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, could be involved. As a skeptic, however, I wouldn't be surprised if Sheehan supporters were the culprits. In any event, police are investigating the incident.
Happy Halloween From Stable Hand
Enjoy the left over candy, I know I will!
The Courts : Yet Another Reason Why The Presidential Race Matters
We've all heard the interview in which Barack Obama described the radical Warren Court as "not that radical," and explained that the Founding Fathers' failure to incorporate "redistribution of wealth" into the Constitution meant that the document is "fundamentally flawed."
Whatever else he may do, I can guarantee you that Obama will, if given the opportunity, pack our federal courts at the district, appellate and national level with judges picked in consultation with groups like the ACLU, National Lawyers' Guild, Brady Campaign, Planned Parenthood and People for the American Way. (If you don't know, you can trust me when I tell you that these people are not your friends.)
Over the past few years, we've all read many a news story about this or that ruling by "Federal District Judge so-and-so" that just makes you go "WTF???" Nine times out of ten, you will notice that the seriously "WTF?" rulings are being handed down by judges appointed by Democrat Presidents--the kinds of judges that believe the Constitution somehow serves as an ever-flowing fountain of new and ever-expanding rights for criminals, illegal immigrants and enemies shooting at our soldiers on foreign battlefields, but ever-narrowing rights for law-abiding American citizens living right here on American soil.
Anyone who reads this blog much should know how much of a John McCain fan I'm not. I may very well be bitching like hell at half (or maybe more) of the stuff John McCain tries to do if he's elected President.
That said, there is every reason to believe that Barack Obama and his fringe left-wing associates will, if given the opportunity, BRING THE CRAZY to our Federal Courts and our case law at a level we have never before seen.
Property rights, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, contract rights, immigration law, election law, affirmative action...it's all fair game for the kind of radical left-wing activist judges we can expect from Barack Obama.
If there was no other reason to oppose Obama (and there are many), that one reason should be enough.
(Update)Gunmen Threaten to Kill French Hostages
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Has Cameroon become alQaeda's bitch? Although this article says gunmen - I read either alQaeda or their arm al-Shabaab (the youth).
Gunmen in speedboats have seized ten mostly French crew members in an attack on an oil vessel off Cameroon.
A spokeswoman for oil services firm Bourbon said the kidnapped workers were among 15 employees on board the vessel Bourbon Sagitta when it was attacked early on Friday
fwench cry for help from us? They like to bash us so. (Per comments I stand corrected.) Never the less, I hope these hostages are released unharmed.
Update - Niger Delta Defence and Security Council, NDDSC, has claimed responsibility.
"I personally led the attack during which we seized 10 men whom we are holding as I am talking to you now," Colonel Ebi Dari, a Niger Delta Defence and Security Council commander, told Reuters in Cameroon by phone.NDDSC change of heart? NDDSC will hold hostages indefinitely, but not kill them.
"If the Cameroon government does not respond to our requests in three days' time, we will start killing them one by one," Dari said. He said the attack was carried out jointly with another group called the Bakassi Freedom Fighters.
Below the fold a al-Shabaab youth martyr....terrorist like to use the young.
For A Break From Elections: War Porn
It's not nice to mess with our guys..
Al Qaeda Child training below the fold.
Sandcrawler PSA: Dr. Rusty Shackleford Returns
On Monday or Tuesday or whenever he gets through the bazzilion emails in his inbox. Until then you are stuck with....
22 terrorist scum killed in two missile strikes
Just two days after Pakistan summoned the US ambassador to Pakistan to protest US missile strikes inside Pakistan, Predator drones fire two missiles killing up to 22 terrorists. A mid level al Qaida commander, Abdur Rehman Abu Atasha, from Iraq was also killed in the missile strikes.
So I guess Pakistan got its reply from the US today regarding missile strikes targeting terrorist scum inside Pakistani territory.
Intelligence officials in Pakistan say two separate suspected U.S. missile strikes Friday killed at least 22 people in northwestern Pakistan, near the Afghan border.
In the first attack, officials say at least 15 people died when two missiles struck a house near Mir Ali village in North Waziristan. The strike appears to have targeted a mid-level al-Qaida militant, Abdur Rehman Abu Atasha, believed to be Iraqi. Intelligence officials and local militants say he was killed, but that has not been confirmed.
In the second strike, two more missiles were fired into a house in South Waziristan, near Wana, from what is believed to be a U.S. unmanned (drone) aircraft. Local officials say at least seven people were killed.
Hank Williams Jr: McCain/Palin Tradition
My favorite comment to this Obamabot:
Quoted comment by Benzaintarental: This video sums it up. Republicans are going for more anti Obama than it is pro McCain. Typical right-wing fear mongering that got Bush re-elected. Just ask Karl Rove.
I would rather be afraid in face of the truth, than remain naive in the face of deceit.
Obama loves to hide things, and that's a fact! Every wonder why?
2005 Daily Kos Diary Entry: Barack Obama Speaks of Driving Out The Moderate Democrats
9/30/05 Obama told the Koz Kidz to pretend to be moderate Democrats to push the radical agenda of Obama.
Click image for more.
Some of you may be tiring of Obama posts and less anti-jihadi posts. I feel a enemy of our military needs to be exposed. We can't fight the terrorists with an appeaser of such in the position of POTUS. Just sayin...
Video : "I Won't Have to Worry About Paying My Mortgage."
"I never thought this day would ever happen. I won't have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won't have to worry about paying my mortgage... If I help [Obama], he's gonna help me."
h/t : Allah.
Obama Campaign "De-Planes" NY Post, Washington Times & Dallas Morning News
First Obama campaign banned a Philly TV station, next they banned Orlando TV station. Both gave tough interviews with Senator Biden.
It appears they have now ditched three newspapers traveling with the campaign.
The NY POST, WASHINGTON TIMES and DALLAS MORNING NEWS have all been told to move out by Sunday to make room for network bigwigs -- and possibly for the inclusion of reporters from two black magazines, ESSENCE and JET, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
All three have endorsed McCain. I guess they are afraid that the Messiah is unable to control what they publish.
Viva la revolution!
Viva Hope & Change
What Would Reagan Say About Obama's Healthcare Program?
Probably something like this.
What is scary is that, "One of these days", may come this Tuesday.
Hat Tip: Dangelooo
Video : Before Obama's Victory Party, Can We Have the Election First??
Obama Audio: I Want To Ban Concealed Weapons Permits
This is a WBEZ Chicago NPR radio program called “Eight Forty-Eight”, the date is September 13, 2004, as Obama runs for the US Senate. [yes, it is edited for time. You can listen to the entire interview at this link...look for September 13, audio link to "Campaign Notebook, Obama on guns and crime"]
I, I, I, Obama had to think for a minute.
Related: The Arsenal Forums: Barack Obama and Guns
The Arsenal Forums : Barack Obama and Guns
By now, all of our readers should be well aware of the fact that Barack Obama is a hardcore gun grabber, and his running mate Joe Biden makes the deal even worse. Articles on Barack Obama's far-left anti-gun record have been making the rounds, but some folks still haven't gotten the message.
In the event that you have any friends who are gun owners, or are just 'pro-liberty' folks, and who are still 'undecided' in this race, we've posted a whole bunch of articles on Obama and guns on one page over at the new Arsenal Forums:
If you don't get your gun news from the Arsenal, get your gun news somewhere.
BBC: Taliban Taking Questions
Here's your chance to ask the Taliban your questions. I have a few choice words for them. "Do you sterilize the beheading knife before you hand it to a child to behead?
"We’ve been in touch with the Taliban and they’ve agreed for a spokesman to take your questions.A reader asks:
Wow, this is impressive! Thank you for all the hard work by the WHYS team to secure an interview.
I would like to know if there is a way that they can live peacefully and respect the differing views of other people. Why can they not be tolerant? What would motivate them to stop the violence?
So, what are you waiting for? Go ask your questions.
October 30, 2008
Dead Pigs for Obama
WARNING - Not Safe For Work.
Bash has a few choice words for Obama and Friends, as he "articulates" his case for McCain / Palin.
For the most part, I agree with the substance... and as always, I find his style highly amusing.
OH SecState Brunner Tied to ACORN
It seems that Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner is closely tied to the leadership of ACORN.
So our Secretary of State shares a campaign advisor with ACORN, takes direction from ACORN's voter registration arm, and refuses to verify over 200,000 mismatched registrations while claiming there is no voter fraud going on in Ohio...and that attention to such frivolous issues distracts her from doing her job.Typically, one would expect the SecState to investigate allegations of voter fraud and take corrective action. Strangely, it seems that Brunner spends all her time saying that (1) there is no voter fraud or (2) voter fraud is too hard to correct.
Hot Freaky PUMA Chick Not Voting Obama
Hmmm, the blog is not very old, but the blogger profile leads us to http://www.myspace.com/pentaclebabe??
Strange.....So I'm not sure about hot part anymore but freaky may apply. But you know....hits. So far I've got "Hot" "Freaky" "Chick" and "Rush" in this post so...
Graph : Why This Race is Not Over
As I noted yesterday, mish-mashing polls together is very problematic from a mathematical point-of-view. It's not 100% clear what the results of any poll means by itself. When you take two polls and mash them together, it's even less clear what you've got.
The graph above is a graph of the results of polls from FOUR separate and independent organizations, taken at different points in time, with each organization using a given methodology multiple times.
Each of these four polls shows McCain enjoying a late rally of support, and Barack Obama suffering a drop.
These are not the only polls out there, of course. There are other polls out there that may show different behavior. The Rasmussen numbers are not included above, but they follow a similar pattern.
BOTTOM LINE : Don't believe the hype, folks. This is still a race.
al-Qaeda Unendorses McCain, Wants Obama as President (Bumped)
Remember a while back, when the press and the lefties claimed that because some Jihadi moron on a forum thought that al-Qaeda would/should attack us to troll the American voter into electing McCain? Remember that al-Qaeda supports McCain1!111!!!1!! crap? I said at the time that this was incorrect and not al-Qeada's strategy. I was right... ... again.
This week an actual authentic message from al-Qaeda was released. The speaker is Abu Yahya al-Libi. Well here's what he had to say about it.
Via Laura Mansfield's Strategic Translations:No mistaking what al-Libi said there. So where's all the news reports stating that al-Qaeda has endorsed Barack Obama by calling for a Republican defeat? No where to be found.
Oh God, Lord of mankind, humiliate Bush and his party!
Oh, God, degrade and defy him!
Oh God, Lord of mankind, defy him!
Oh God, make him live a day like the day the pharaoh, Haman, and Qarun lived, making him a warning to those who fear God and a remedy for the hearts of the believers!
Funny, some Jihadi moron posting on a forum says McCain and its big news. An actual al-Qaeda leader says the opposite and nada, silence, zilch.
The message from al-Libi is available to subscribers at Laura Mansfield. Subscribers will also get a full English translation.
Update II: Drudge has the Reuters link up as #1 link.
Previous: al-Qaeda Supporting Troll Gets a Bite
Hostage Ronald Schulz Remains Found in Iraq
I guess this brings closure to Ronald Schulz's family.
Mr Schulz's family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The remains of a North Dakota civilian taken hostage and killed in Iraq nearly three years ago have been recovered along with remains believed to be those of his fiancee, an interpreter for the military, his sister and FBI officials said.
Ronald Schulz's family plans a burial Saturday in Jamestown, a day after his remains are expected to arrive in his hometown.
Schulz's remains and those of the Kurdish woman to whom he was engaged were found by the U.S. military in a grave in September and were turned over to the government, FBI agent E.K. Wilson said Wednesday. He would not say what led the military to the remains.
The Islamic Army in Iraq claimed in December 2005 that it had killed the 40-year-old Schulz, of Eagle River, Alaska. He was working as an electrician when he was kidnapped.
I can only hope the bastages that did this are dead or soon will be.
Iran's New Naval Base
(Tehran, Iran) The Iranians must be proud of their new naval base. This report comes from the official news organ.
Iran has opened new naval facilities east of the Strait of Hormuz, on the entrance to the Persian Gulf.Heh. I'm guessing the picture is of the Iranian-flagged warship, the President Ahmadinejad.
Navy chief Brigadier-General Habibollah Sayyari said that the base in the town of Jask would enable Iran to block the entry of an "enemy" into the Persian Gulf.
Iran has threatened to close the strait in response to a potential threats.
PETA Cultist Changes Name
A 19-year-old female chicken rights idealist who works for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) changed her name because she saw a chicken cut up. Formerly known as Jennifer Thornburg, she is now officially Cutout Dissection.com.
That's last name Dissection.com, first name Cutout. Update your address books accordingly.
Obama's Community Organizing
End sarcasm. AP story so no quote, you'll have to click.
Aerosmith Axeman Comes Out of the
…“I’ve been a hardcore Republican my whole life,” [Perry] told the Herald. “My mother and father drilled into me from the very start that if you work hard and be positive, you’ll get what you’re working for. I guess I’m living proof of that.”
What SHOULD Have Been in Obama's Infomercial
If I thought the Obama folks actually read anything I write, I'd hesitate to do this, but if I were putting together a 30-minute informercial for a young, inexperienced presidential candidate about whom there are serious patriotism questions, I think the cast would look something like this:
Celebrities (usually backfire, but these would work):
Warren BuffettForeign Policy/Military Experts:
Gen. Colin PowellFrom everything I've seen this election cycle, the folks around Obama don't have the first damn clue about who middle America is or how to reach them. They've actually done very little right and have mostly squandered the 600 million dollars they've brought in. They are in this race at all only because they are running on the heels of eight years of the most unpopular President since Jimmy Carter.
Gen. Wesley Clark
Gen. Merill McPeak
Mark Steyn on this "Amazing Race"
Posted at The Corner:
This is an amazing race. The incumbent president has approval ratings somewhere between Robert Mugabe and the ebola virus. The economy is supposedly on the brink of global Armageddon. McCain has only $80 million to spend, while Obama's burning through $600 mil as fast as he can, and he doesn't really need to spend a dime given the wall-to-wall media adoration. And tonight Chris Matthews' doctors announced that his leg tingle has metastasized leaving his entire body like a vibrating cellphone whose ringtone is locked on "I'm In Love, I'm In Love, I'm In Love, I'm In Love, I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy."
And yet an old cranky broke loser is within two or three points of the King of the World. Strange.
Top Hits of the YouTube Election
"Dear Mr. Obama" made by one of our finest and bravest soldiers has amassed over 11 million hits. Put that in your bong and smoke it Obamabots.
The film, titled Dear Mr Obama, is the most-viewed election-related video on the YouTube website, attracting more than 11 million hits.
Made by an Iraq war returnee, it's an example of how ordinary Americans have used the website to get their voice heard.
In this election, YouTube has provided a new way for people to consume and communicate their views - from the serious to the silly, the official to the outrageous.[...]
Andrew Rasiej from the Techpresident blog, which has been monitoring the impact of the internet on the 2008 race, is one of many who says YouTube has helped transform the political landscape in this election.
Obama's Infomercial : EPIC FAIL
I watched the Obama infomercial on YouTube. Viewed objectively for its merit as effective propaganda, I rate it an EPIC FAIL.
Going into this, the American people don't have many doubts that Obama is going to spread goodies around and be more willing to spend money than John McCain.
Thus, the people who vote based on maximum goodies are already voting for Obama.
Obama's primary task at this point in this election is to somehow become a "safe" choice for middle class suburban white voters who hate Bush, and don't particularly like McCain, but are concerned about Obama's inexperience in foreign affaris and what his socialist tendencies might do to the economy.
Bottom line : if Obama is seen as a SAFE choice, he wins this election. If Obama is not seen as a safe choice, he LOSES. It really is that simple.
The 30-minute infomercial did nothing at all to persuade those voters.
There should have been at least 5 minutes of old white military guys talking about how smart Barack Obama is, what an incredible military officer he would have been and how they'd follow him into battle in a heartbeat.
There should have been at least another 5 minutes of old white foreign policy experts (and Colin Powell) talking about how smart Barack Obama is, how informed he is on foreign affairs, and how much he reminds them of the best qualities of the presidents they served.
There should have been at least some time with old white Wall Street guys and Nobel prize-winning economists talking about how AMAZING Obama's economic program would be for the American economy.
Why the emphasis on old WHITE guys? Because suburban middle class white people tend to trust old white guys. If Obama is OK with the old white guys, he must be a safe choice.
This would all be complete bullshit, of course, but that's not the point. If Obama wanted to put together an infomercial that would change minds and change votes, that would've been it.
Instead, he blew a bunch of cash for nothing.
Video : "You Can Vote However You Like"
I think there's more substantive analysis of the issues in this 4-minute video than there was in Obama's entire 30-minute infomercial last night:
Lower your Taxes - you know Obama Won't
PROTECT THE LOWER CLASS - You know McCain won't!
Have enough experience - you know that they don't
STOP GLOBAL WARMING - you know that you won't
Via Ace, who has more, including an interview with a young fellow named Willie, who'd better watch his back from here on out. I'm just sayin'.
Quin Hilyer (Sorta) Endorses McCain
Posted at The American Spectator:
No, this isn't an endorsement. Instead, it is an exercise in putting together the most convincing and comprehensive sales pitch for John McCain that I possibly could do, without bothering with the drawbacks -- but also with the one proviso that every single word of it be true.Read the "why" here.
In that spirit, here is why John McCain should be the next president of the United States...
Obama accepted a bribe?
Navy to Name Newest Destroyer After SEAL Who Died in Iraq
Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter has announced that the newest Zumwalt class destroyer will be named the Michael Monsoor for a SEAL who died in Iraq when he threw himself on a grenade to save two teammates.Rare tribute footage of Monsoor
Winter made the announcement last night at a Navy SEAL Warrior Fund benefit gala in New York City, according to a Department of Defense news release.
Monsoor was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor earlier this year for his actions in Ramadi, Iraq in September 2006.
(Update)Suicide Attacks Kill Dozens in Somalia
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Al-Shabaab, alQaeda's front in Somalia, was likely behind the bombings.
Al-Shabaab is the youth arm of the Islamic terrorist movement. February of this year al-Shabaab were designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224.
Apparently Shabaab terrorists didn't like the condition of the "peacetalks" held Tuesday.
Three car bombs attack UN, diplomatic and government institutions in the breakaway Somaliland region[...]
Analysts believe the timing of the bombings was no accident. Regional heads of state, including Somalia's president, Abdullahi Yusuf, were meeting yesterday in Nairobi to discuss the country's future. Peace efforts had received a boost over the weekend when Yusuf's government and the opposition Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia (ARS) signed a deal in Djibouti agreeing to a ceasefire, and a phased withdrawal of Ethiopian troops.
But a breakaway wing of the ARS, as well as the Shabaab, rejected the deal. They refuse to enter negotiations before the complete withdrawal of the Ethiopian forces that invaded Somalia in December 2006 to oust an Islamist authority from power.
Previously during peace negotiations the Shabaab has launched large attacks, mainly in Mogadishu, to demonstrate that they have control on the ground.
Negotiating with terrorists works so well - not.
More from Bill Roggio
Update by Howie: They still have a US based website hosted by Dotster.
Update II: Muslim cleric, Sheikh Mohamed Ismail arrested in connection to attacks.
Sandcrawler PSA: Attn. Cyber Jihad of Losers on Youtube
"Tito the Builder" vs MSM
Hmmm, I am suprised the MSM hasn't tried to dig up dirt on Tito Munoz- yet.
October 29, 2008
Obama's Friends React to Primetime Infomercial
I didn't watch it so was curious what his friends had to say.
PHILLIES PWN RAYS IN 5. THE DROUGHT IS OVER.
Reader Request: Beefcakes
Leapofaith asks "I can Haz BEEFCAKE?????" I said to self "why not", the boss isn't back yet. Besides, these guys are U.S. Airforce firefighters and Trollhammer is washing his hair.
Mmmmm, Aussie Beefcakes below the fold - hey, I ain't that brave yet?!?!?
Testing 1 2 3.....
Click image "anywhere" to go to their site.
Anyone have links to near nekkid beefcakes?
Sad, sort of, a little bit.
Update: Actually Bill Warner emailed me about this first yesterday. So more here at Bill's.
Obama Speechwriter Jumps Ship
This is a very lengthy article by Democratic speech writer Wendy Button and well worth the read
This drift started on a personal level with the fall of former Senator John Edwards. It got stronger during the Democratic National Convention when I counted the substantive mentions of poverty on one hand and a whole bunch of bad canned partisan lines against Senator John McCain.
Some faith was lifted after Senator Hillary Clinton’s grace during a difficult hour. But that faith was dashed when I saw that someone had raided the Caligula set and planted the old columns at Invesco Field.
The final straw came the other week when Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (a.k.a Joe the Plumber) asked a question about higher taxes for small businesses. Instead of celebrating his aspirations, they were mocked. He wasn’t “a real plumber,” and “They’re fighting for Joe the Hedge-Fund manager,” and the patronizing, “I’ve got nothing but love for Joe the Plumber.”[...]
The party I believed in wouldn’t look down on working people under any circumstance. And Joe the Plumber is right. This is the absolutely worst time to raise taxes on anyone: the rich, the middle class, the poor, small businesses and corporations.
Burton used the old cliche "I didn't leave the Democratic Party, they left me". I have heard a lot of people saying that recently.
Hillbuzz certainly agrees with her.
Fatwa for Yoga
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) A leading Islamic cleric is calling for a fatwa against the practice of yoga by Muslims.
Mr Harussani Zakaria, a controversial cleric from the northern Perak state, said the government-backed National Fatwa Council would soon release a decree, or 'fatwa', which would decide if Muslims were allowed to practise yoga.Presumably, sweating with the oldies is still permitted.
'If it involves any faith or religious elements it is definitely not permissible but if it is just a form of exercise that is all right,' Mr Harussani said.
'Muslims cannot practice yoga in its original form because it involves another religion,' he said in response to a call to ban Muslims from engaging in yoga.
Women dressed like Princess Leia.
Need I say more? More at Asylum.com
Update by Howie: By request semi NSFW + good gay pics of Olivia Munn below the fold. Hey, you ask I blog.
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Now this is good gay
Is Maverick Closing on the Big Zero?
Who the hell knows?
The graph above is a (kinda-sorta) rolling average of the Rasmussen daily national data to date--which actually is a little bit redundant since the Rasmussen numbers are themselves 3-day rolling averages.
A rolling average of the polls posted at RealClearPolitics shows a similar pattern:
I'm not sure anyone knows what an average of two completely different polls means, much less 30-odd of them, having very different methodologies and sample sizes, all mashed together. I suspect purist statisticians shake their heads at the way we, the great unwashed, commingle completely disparate data together willy-nilly. Whatever the true numbers may be, I think it's fair to say that McCain's numbers appear, on average, to be rising and Obama's numbers appear, on average, to be dropping. The graphs above may not prove anything other than this: the numbers are NOT STATIC. Y'all should not believe the media hype. This election is not a "done deal."
HOLD THE LINE.
WALK THE PRECINCTS.
MAN THE PHONES.
GET TO THE POLLS.
GET EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO THE POLLS--and remember: CONSERVATIVES need to vote on November 4th, LIBERALS need to vote on November 5th.
From the Obama Vault
Found via Drudge, this recently created YouTube channel with a few doozie videos cutting the Obamachrist down a few levels is hilarious. I'll provide the sampler here.
Here is Michelle Obama saying that it is too soon for Obama to be running for President because he hasn't done anything yet. Tell us about it, honey.
Here's another of Obama himself saying that history is not made by giving a speech or getting elected. Really? Send the memo to your sycophants and disciples in the mainstream press and beyond, big guy. They're not getting the message.
Eat those words, Hopey McChange.
Obama's New Definition of "Present"
Seems The One had a really hard time showing up on time to committee hearings during his vaunted, legendary, monumental, unparalleled 143-day career in the Senate.
CHANGE (when he gets around to it).
$150,000 Offered: LA Times Refuses to Release Tape of Obama Attending A Farewell Party of Anti-Semite Khaladi.
$150,000 has been offered for the tape that LA Times has of Barack apparently in agreement with Khaladi's anti-semitic remarks
I did a google seach on the person that is offering the money - Astin Germaldi and his company. Germaldi works for Dune Capital Holdings. The group is shown as supporting Barack Obama.
Scroll down to Steven Mnuchin
Ohio for ObamaObama for Illinois
Apparently Obama supporters really want to get a hold of the tape. If I am wrong, then?
Update by Howie: Hmm here's a couple quotes from Obama that reveal just what and why this tape is being hidden form the public.
Taliban using children as human shields
'Brave' taliban hiding behind children.
Initially the Marines observed four adults and two children in a truck laden with burlap sacks and shovels. The adults began digging holes. Once the burlap sacks were removed from the truck and opened, the Marines were able to see IED materiel in the sacks and that the holes being dug in the road were for IEDs.More at ROA
Marine snipers shot two of the positively identified insurgents as they emplaced an IED. After the initial shots were fired, the other two insurgents grabbed the two children they had brought with them and held them in front of them to use them as shields.
The Marines waited until the children were let go and ran away before snipers shot the remaining two insurgents.
Macho Sauce is Back With a Final Pitch
Truth or Trolling
Put up or shut up.
Update: Trolling confirmed.
Convicted Felon Ted Stevens (R-AK) Runs the Gauntlet
As anti-Stevens as I am, it seems to me that voting for Ted Stevens probably remains the right thing for Alaska conservatives to do. If Stevens is re-elected, he'll have to step down, and will be replaced by someone appointed by Gov. Palin. She can be expected to appoint an ally, which will serve to strengthen Palin's position within the party power structure. As a Palinista myself, this is something I'm all on board for.
If, on the other hand, Stevens' Democrat opponent is elected, that's just one more seat for the Democrat Party, putting them one step closer to a filibuster-proof majority. That's not small potatoes, folks.
Thus, despite my disdain for the corrupt (and embarassing) Ted Stevens and the embarassing (and corrupt) Don Young, and despite my deep respect for the very smart guys at RedState, I have to disagree with their call for Alaska's conservatives to stand down and let the Democrats take over by default.
No, the Republicans don't deserve to retain power, but we don't deserve to be ruled by leftist Democrats.
Am I wrong on this one? Let's hear it.
Cross-posted at The RINO Hunters' Lodge.
ACORN Endorses Obama
If you thought ACORN's mission was to just help more people vote, regardless of who they wanted to vote for, you'd be wrong.
But who really thought that anyway.
Hat Tip: One of those liberal blogs mentioned in the vid.
Video: Obama Advocates an American Gestapo
These are Obama's "foot soldiers" who would go through re-education training first.
Coalition forces strike al-Qaeda in Iraq senior networks, detain two
BAGHDAD – Coalition forces dealt another blow to al-Qaeda in Iraq’s senior leader network by capturing one suspected terrorist and one additional suspect.
During an operation Tuesday near Tikrit, 160 km north of Baghdad, Coalition forces captured a suspected terrorist who is believed to be an AQI cell leader in the area. The individual identified himself as the wanted man and surrendered to Coalition forces. One additional suspect was detained during the operation.
Coalition forces detain key Katai’b Hezbollah facilitator
BAGHDAD – Coalition forces captured a suspected Iranian-backed financer for Katai’b Hezbollah Wednesday morning, along with four other suspected criminals, during an operation in Al Amarah, in the Maysan province.
Acting on intelligence information, Coalition forces targeted a key Katai’b Hezbollah facilitator assessed to provide financing for network criminal activities.
Coalition forces approached the suspect’s location where he identified himself to forces and was detained without incident, along with four other suspected criminals. During their search, Coalition forces also discovered more than $50,000 U.S. Dollars and nearly $12 million Iraqi Dinar (approximately $10,000 U.S. Dollars).
Katai’b Hezbollah is assessed to be responsible for the mishandled IRAMs, which exploded in the Shaab district of Adhamiyah in Baghdad on June 4, killing 16 Iraqi civilians and injuring 29 others.
Civil servant to receive fine for losing top secret documents
What do you get for leaving top secret documents, with information about al Qaeda in Iraq and Pakistan, on a train for anyone to see? A $5000 fine. More at ROA
Palestinian Arabs In Gaza Digging Their Own Graves
Headline courtesy of commenter "Global_Freezing" on Elder of Zions post.
Heavy rain washed away the Azaaarbp cemetery on the Egyptian-Palestinian border town of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip today, because of the existence of tunnels beneath the cemetery.
Witnesses said a large number of modern and ancient tombs were destroyed by torrential rains and plunged into a the tunnels beneath the cemetery.
A large number of houses were submerged in rainwater in all southern provinces.
Allah knows best.
Nice Dinner Party
"Khalidi was a frequent dinner guest at the Obama's home and at his farewell dinner in 2003 Obama joined the unrepentant terrorist William Ayers in giving testimonials on Khalidi's role in the community," McCain spokesman Michael Goldfarb told Florida radio station, Mambi. "The election is one week away, and it's unfortunate that the press so obviously favors Barack Obama that this campaign must publicly request that the Los Angeles Times do its job -- make information public."
Australia: "Jewish" Businessman Releases New Game With Ahmadinejad As A Monkey
"Jewish Businessman Funds Israel Iran War
No anti-semitism here, right?
An Australian Jewish businessman is paying for the development of a shoot-'em-up warfare game pitting Israeli troops against Iranians.
He said that the idea is to "throw out a challenge to Iran" after its President vowed to wipe Israel off the map.
Kevin Bermeister wants to take the war between Jews and Muslims out of the real world and into cyber space where people don’t really get killed. The online multiplayer game, Rising Eagle - Gaza, was officially released as a free download less than a week ago. The game pits the Iranian Revolutionary Guard against Israel's elite Golani Brigade in a first-person shooter setting.[...]
However the game does not really do too much for world peace. Dotan admits that the game, which includes billboard-size photographs of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad looking like a monkey, might cause offence to Iranians. He also said that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard were the “Waffen SS of today" and he wanted to upset people.
Poor Ahmadinejad looking like a monkey, hahaha.
Download game here if you care to "virtually destroy" Ahmadinejad and his minions.
Remember, Election day - Nov 4 - marks the 29th anniversary of the beginning of the Iran hostage crisis. Iranian students kidnapped 52 U.S. diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Iran. 444 days later they were released.
Iraq: MNF Detain 5 Hezbollah Terrorists
BAGHDAD, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Five Hezbollah Battalions activists in Iraq were detained by the Multi-National Forces (MNF) Wednesday morning during an operation executed in Al- Amarah, the MNF said.
The operation followed intelligence information and the forces stormed Amarah town, Misan Province's largest city, the statement added.
The operation resulted in detaining a major Hezbollah Battalions leader, who was facilitating financial support for attacks along with four other suspects.
Thumbs up to the MNF's!
In other news:
U.S. Military Hands Southern Province Over to Iraqi's
Obama: "Rev Wright is the Best of What The Black Church has to Offer"
Wrights small - err - "golf course home"
October 28, 2008
Gratuitous War Porn Post #8675
Update, Fixed... Heh someone doesn't like it.... LOL. When will they learn you can't win against Jawas.
Vets for Freedom New Ad Attacks Murtha
Kewl ad, that bastage needs to be hit hard!
Vets for Freedom has a new ad out attacking John Murtha, which will go live on their website tomorrow and into Pennsylvania homes this evening. VFF gave Hot Air an exclusive look at the spot, and it’s terrific....
Obama Voted "Present" On AlQaeda Attack in Syria
Obama hearts Syria?
Obama says that the United States should strike at al Qaeda in Pakistan without the consent of the Pakistani government.Apparently Obama was e-mailed but has yet to respond. MSM is silent out of respect for the Messiah.
So, he favors attacking al Qaeda in Pakistan, but presumably not in Syria, even though al Qaeda thrives in Syria not because of lawlessness (as in Pakistan) but because the group enjoys the hospitality of the Syrian government.
Maybe if the Pakistani government began openly collaborating with al Qaeda, Obama would withdraw his support for military strikes.
NRCC Bails Out on ANOTHER Conservative in a Tight Race?
I previously reported on the fact that the NRCC has dropped its support for Michele Bachmann.
Earlier today I found out that the NRCC has pulled all its support for Marilyn Musgrave.
Marilyn Musgrave is the most conservative member of the U.S. House, and one of the most conservative members overall. She received a rating of 94 from the Club for Growth in 2007, and consistently rates 90-100% ratings from Gun Owners of America. She's one of the last people any conservative should want to see lose her race, and the NRCC is pulling its funding:
In a surprise move, the National Republican Congressional Committee canceled its TV advertising buy in the 4th Congressional District for the last week of the election on Wednesday in what some experts say is clear sign Republican incumbent Rep. Marilyn Musgrave’s re-election bid for a fourth term is at risk. It could also mean that Musgrave’s challenger Betsy Markey could become the first Democrat elected to the 4th CD in decades.Michelle Malkin has more (quoting John Gizzi):
Twenty-four hours after learning of the pull-out from Bachmann’s district, I also had confirmed from spokeswoman Karen Hanretty that the NRCC deployed an “exit strategy” in the districts of Republican Reps. Marilyn Musgrave (Col.) and Tom Feeney (Fla.). Like Bachmann. both are in the political fights of their life and both are conservative swashbucklers of long-standing: Musgrave is one of the premier cultural conservatives in the House and Feeney, who gained national attention as speaker of the Florida House of Representatives during the contested election of 2000, founded the House Conservative Fund (HCF) in Congress.Can we please agree to DE-FUND the GOB (Good Ole Boy) slush funds already?
And instead send the money to these deserving candidates:
WTF? New Seal of "Messiah" Obama?
This image is hidden behind Obama's official site.
Is this a glimpse of Obama's "Official Seal", or did someone forget to delete it?
Don't believe me? Go to above link and check background image.
Hopey and Changey I don't believe in.
h/t Yid with a Lid
Justice for Menchaca and Tucker
Its especially satisfying that at least this one al-Qaeda scumbag will finally hang.
An Iraqi court has sentenced an al-Qaeda militant to death for the killing for three American soldiers south of Baghdad in 2006.The soldiers murdered were Pfc. Kristian Menchaca and Pfc. Thomas Tucker.
Ibrahim al-Qaraghuli was one of three suspects involved in the killings. The others were found not guilty.
As Bluto might say, May God rot Ibrahim al-Qaraghuli's vile soul.
Let us never forget that Privates Menchaca and Tucker gave the ultimate sacrifice fighting against true evil.
May the Lord bless and keep them and give comfort their loved ones.
Too Little, Too Late?
Tucker/Menchaca Torturer/Murderer Killed! UPDATE: Now with VIDEO!
5 American Soldiers Killed, 3 Missing in Attack
IA CAPTURES AL QAEDA TERRORIST CELL LEADER
New Tucker and Menchaca Video: Bodies Desecrated by Terrorists
Why You Should Watch the Latest al Qaeda Desecration Video
Beheading Desecration Video of Dead U.S. Soldiers Released on Internet by al Qaeda (Video/Images)
The Video You Won't Get To See
Did you see that amazing video obtained by the Los Angeles Times of Sen. Barack Obama toasting a prominent former PLO member at an Arab American Action Network meeting in 2003? The video in which Obama gives Yasser Arafat’s frontman a warm embrace, as Bill Ayers look on?Show me the video! Outrageous!
You haven’t seen it? Me, neither. The Los Angeles Times refuses to release it.
And so an incriminating video of Obama literally “palling around” with PLO supporters becomes one more nail in the coffin of “objective journalism.”
If any anonymous person can dig it up, I'll run it.
Hollywood PUMA Attack!
Keep in mind that Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is a good friend of the Clintons. She and her husband made the pukifying "Man From Hope" video shown at the 1992 Democrat National Convention.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In a room full of television industry executives, no one seemed inclined to defend MSNBC on Monday for what some were calling its lopsidedly liberal coverage of the presidential election.
The cable news channel is "completely out of control," said writer-producer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, a self-proclaimed liberal Democrat.
She added that she would prefer a lunch date with right-leaning Fox News star Sean Hannity over left-leaning MSNBC star Keith Olbermann.
Olbermann was criticized by many who attended Monday's luncheon sponsored by the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The event was dubbed "Hollywood, America and Election '08."
Bloodworth-Thomason and others seemed especially critical of the way MSNBC -- and other media -- has attacked Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin while demeaning her supporters.
"We should stop the demonizing," she said, adding that Democrats have been worse than Republicans as far as personal attacks on candidates are concerned. "It diminishes us," she said of her fellow Democrats.
Revenge of the PUMAs. If Hollywood is turning against you this close to the election, Barack, you may be fucked.
October 27, 2008
Feds Break Up Skin Heads Plot To Assassinate Obama
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two white supremacists allegedly plotted to go on a national killing spree, shooting and decapitating black people and ultimately targeting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, federal authorities said Monday.
In all, the two men whom officials describe as neo-Nazi skinheads planned to kill 88 people - 14 by beheading, according to documents unsealed in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Tenn. The numbers 88 and 14 are symbolic in the white supremacist community.
The spree, which initially targeted an unidentified predominantly African-American school, was to end with the two men driving toward Obama, "shooting at him from the windows," the court documents show[....]
Sheriffs' deputies in Crockett County, Tenn., arrested the two suspects - Daniel Cowart, 20, of Bells, Tenn., and Paul Schlesselman 18, of Helena-West Helena, Ark. - Oct. 22 on unspecified charges. "Once we arrested the defendants and suspected they had violated federal law, we immediately contacted federal authorities," said Crockett County Sheriff Troy Klyce.
I also heard on local news they planned on wearing white tuxedo's and hats. They were willing to die to carry this out.
I don't care for Obama but this is just damn sick.
Halloween Display: Palin Prop On Noose
This is bullcrap!
First Orlando Now Philly Station Banned By Biden - Who's Next?
Looks that the "brown shirts" are at it again. First Orlando and now Philly. Biden is crying over tough questions......
"Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!"
Hmmm, I bet Obama campaign is nervous about this:
"Obama found me a house in Ohio" Palestra - College Network
Dems Bash GOP Iraq War Vet
Josh Mandel, a GOP Ohio State Representative is being attacked for serving his country in Iraq.
The Dems were even caught on tape.
Rest at GP
Related: Josh Mandel has a Jewish name
Update - Video below fold
NRT PAC Obama & Wright: He Never Complained Once
20 yrs and nada a word until he needed to throw him under the bus - temporarily.
U.S. Official: Syrian Strike Killed Al Qaeda Target( Abu Ghadiyain, Al Qaeda's senior coordinator)
They got who they went after in Syria.
A U.S. strike on a network of foreign fighters in Syria killed its main target — an Al Qaeda coordinator who was wanted for sending foreign fighters, weapons and cash into Iraq, a U.S. official told FOX News.
Killed in Sunday's attack by Special Operations Forces was Abu Ghadiyain, Al Qaeda's senior coordinator operating in Syria who was closely associated with the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq.
NYT's: Ayers' Speaks In NYC - If You Know Me You Can Win Presidency
On Sunday, after Mr. Ayers was introduced to an audience of about 50 people who had bought tickets to the event, the moderator, the WNYC radio host Leonard Lopate, asked, “Does this mean I can’t run for president?”
“It means you can win,” Mr. Ayers said in response.
In other Slime news (Drudge link) dated 1/28/07 Obama said he doesn't like the suburbs, suburbs bore him
Newspapers and magazines swarmed around the first black student to win the most coveted spot at the most vaunted club at one of America’s most prestigious institutions. In interviews, Mr. Obama was modest and careful. (In a rare slip, he told The Associated Press: “I’m not interested in the suburbs. The suburbs bore me.”) He signed a contract to write a memoir. A prankster posted a cast list for a movie version of his life, starring Blair Underwood. When Mr. Underwood visited the school, he questioned Mr. Obama for material for “L.A. Law.”I live in the suburbs and this pi**es me off.
Don't forget to VOTE!
Best Quote Evah
"I felt more emotional about shooting a baby rabbit than I did about killing the Taliban."
Story at ROA
Baitullah's brother shot dead
"five bullets to his head and back". Sounds like an execution.
I wonder if it's a message to Baitullah...."if we can get to your family, we can get to you".
Maybe it's al Qaida's handiwork, perhaps they're upset about all the talk that the taliban is ready renounce al Qaida and OBL? However, if it was al Qaida I think it would be more probable that they would've chopped the guy's head off as per the quran.
Or maybe it's our special forces operating inside Pakistan who offed Baitullah's brother. (Thanks to Kafir Alalazoo)
This morning's Predator missile strike that killed 20 terrorists, targeted those who attended the funeral.
Also killed were some foreign militants who had attended the funeral of a younger brother of Mehsud, Yahya Mehsud, an intelligence official said.
The younger Mehsud, who was not a member of his brother's militant group, was shot by unidentified gunmen at the weekend.
BANNU - Police recovered the body of Baitullah Mehsud’s younger
brother, Yahya Mehsud, riddled with bullets here in Domail area on Sunday. Some persons informed the police about the body in Nala Kasho area. The police reached there and handed over the body to Mehsuf family after identification.
The family of Baitullah Mehsud shifted the body to Daud Shah but upon the proposal of Baitullah, it was again shifted to South Waziristan for burial. The deceased Yahya Mehsud was the father of two sons and a daughter. AFP adds: Yahya bin Haroon was abducted by armed men from his hometown in Bannu early morning and his bullet-ridden body was later found dumped in a roadside drain, senior police officer Mohammad Alam Shinwari told AFP. He received five bullets to his head and back, the officer said.
Police later identified the slain man as the brother of Mehsud, who leads the country’s umbrella Taliban organisation, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Shinwari said.
The reason for the murder was not immediately clear, he said. Residents said Yahya, 35, was not involved in Taliban activities and people opposed to Mehsud may be involved in the killing of his brother.
Mullah Omar Killed!!1!1!ONE It was Haji Omar Khan
UPDATE: The Long War Journal is reporting that it was Haji Omar Khan who was killed in this morning's missile strike, not Mullah Omar. (Thanks to Diogenes)
UPDATE: There are conflicting reports floating around the intrawebz, so I guess we need to wait for confirmation of Mullah Omar's death. Yahoo News is reporting that a low level taliban commander with links to Haqqani was killed along with foreign terrorists who were attending the funeral of Baitullah Mehsud's younger brother who was killed yesterday.
UPDATE: There seems to be some confusion about who was killed in the latest Predator strike. Hotair is reporting that the Mohammad Omar that was killed is not Mohammad Omar, aka Mullah Omar, leader of the taliban.
Like Ef said in the comments...how many Mohammad Omars are there in the taliban's leadership?
The US Predator drone missile strike that killed up to 20 terrorist scum inside Pakistan today also killed taliban command Mullah Omar. F* Yeah!
The reclusive leader of the taliban is now burning in hell thanks to US taxpayer funded Hellfire missiles. (Thanks to Infidels are cool)
A suspected US missile strike has killed 20 people, including a top Taleban commander, in north-west Pakistan, witnesses and officials say.
Mohammad Omar was among the dead when the missile, reportedly fired by a pilotless US drone, hit a compound owned by him in South Waziristan.[...]
The latest strike on Sunday night was launched at a compound owned by Mohammad Omar in Mandatta village in the troubled region of South Waziristan.
Mohammad Omar was a close associate of the dead Taleban commander Nek Mohammed, who was killed in a suspected US strike in the area four years ago.
Witnesses said that the missile strike completely destroyed Mohammed Omar's house, and partially damaged two neighbouring houses.
Audio : Obama Discusses the Best Strategies for "Redistributing Wealth" (Bumped by Trollhammer)
October 26, 2008
Afghanistan: Taliban Gouge Man's Eyes Out
In front of his family! Savage bastages.
Armed assailants attacked a man and gouged out his eyes in front of his family during a gruesome assault in southern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.Click above image for more from weasel zippers.
Sayed Ghulam, 52, was recovering in a hospital in the country’s largest southern city, Kandahar.
Ghulam said three armed men knocked on his door in the Sangin district of Helmand province late Thursday. When he opened the door, they punched him in the face, put the barrel of a Kalashnikov rifle in his mouth and gouged out his eyes with a knife in the presence of his wife and seven children.
"I was crying, along with my children and wife, who was screaming for help, but they didn't listen," Ghulam told The Associated Press from his hospital room in Kandahar.
Denver: Festival of Obama
Via El Marco, Obamabots were "rejoicing" today at the festival in Denver, Colorado.
Video: Obama vs Military Spending
In comments mr_e_m_t linked a video by the Obama Campaign dated 10/22/07. Obama lays out his military defense plan I find it odd this appears for imbed code:
Embedding disabled by requestLuckily others downloaded it. For those of you who haven't seen it before this is for you.
Is it Time to De-Fund the GOP Slush Funds?
As far as I've been able to determine, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) exist for the purposes of propping up the GOP establishment's power structure as least as much as they exist for the promotion of any principles one might find in the GOP platform.
I haven't donated to either group for years.
The NRCC's decision to stand behind the corrupt and free-spending Rep. Don Young is a prime illustration of the fact that I made the right decision.
Their decision to not support the rock-solid conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann is just one more.
Butts In A Sling...
You may remember Hassan Butt as the "former" terrorist who renounced his terrorist ways, and has since been the darling of the anti-jihad talk circuit.
In May of 2008, Butt was arrested while preparing to board a flight to Pakistan, and that was the last we had heard of him... until now.
Lythan St. Annes Express -
'Reformed terrorist' on race abuse charge
Police were called to a pharmacy in Parr Lane, Unsworth, just after 10.30am on Tuesday following reports that a car had blocked in other drivers and a man was refusing to move it.
The motorist, Omer Butt, 32, is said to have driven the car at a female officer who was signalling for him to stop. It is understood the vehicle hit the officer on the leg and caused her minor injuries.
Hassan Butt, 28, then arrived at the scene and allegedly used racial and abusive language.
The brothers were bailed to appear before Bury magistrates later this month.
The article goes on to remind us that, last year, Omer Butt was "found guilty of serious professional misconduct by the General Dental Council after he refused to treat a Muslim patient unless she wore a headscarf."
A two-part 60 Minutes interview with Hassan Butt can be found below the fold.
Obama Supporter Tends to Fib "Heavily"
I thank this gentlemen for his service but dismayed he isn't who he appears to be.
Charlie W. Williams of Raeford, N.C., a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars and supporter of Democratic candidate Sen. Barack Obama, lines up early to get into a rally at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville on Oct. 19. "He's going to get a lot of white votes," he said of his candidate. Washington Times
I guess this veteran kinda wanted to add a few extra?
Did he take lessons from Obama supporter & phony soldier Senator Hollis French?
French is the top attack dog in the Palin Troopergate smear campaign.
This Might Damage Our Reputation Abroad
Forget this under the Rainbow of Hope Administration. Let's get in the last licks when we can.
U.S. military helicopters attacked an area along Syria's border with Iraq Sunday, killing eight people, the Syrian government said.
A government statement carried by the official Syrian Arab News Agency said Sunday's attack was on the Sukkariyeh Farm near the town of Abu Kamal, five miles inside the Syrian border. Four helicopters attacked a civilian building under construction, firing on the workers inside, shortly before sundown, the statement said.
The area is near the Iraqi border city of Qaim, which had been a major crossing point for fighters, weapons and money coming into Iraq to fuel the Sunni insurgency.
Future Secretary of State, William Ayers was unavailable for condemnation.
UN: GWB vs Ahmadinejad
I hear Ahmadinejad is ill, maybe this will cheer him up?
h/t El Campeador
October 25, 2008
Video: Obama's National Anthem
Well, what can I say.
MySpace: Friend of Juba the Sniper
"Jil" must be proud how this "kitty is dressed".
Oopsie: Three Killed As Gaza Border Tunnel Collapses
Three Palestinians were killed at dawn on Saturday when a tunnel collapsed under Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security official said.
Police found the bodies after hearing a loud explosion near the Salaheddin Gate which leads from the Egyptian side of the border into the impoverished Palestinian coastal territory.
Several Palestinians have died in similar incidents in recent months in the tunnels, which are used to smuggle arms, fuel and other supplies into Gaza.
Terrorists shouldn't play with explosives and Allah knows best.
McCain Supporter in Fake Attack Was a Ron Paul Supporter
McCain volunteer Ashley Todd who lied to police about attack was a Paulian. She was so nutz they kicked her out of their group.
In March, Ms. Todd was asked to leave a grass-roots group of Ron Paul supporters in Brazos County, Texas, group leader Dustan Costine said. He said Ms. Todd posed as a supporter of former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and called the local Republican committee seeking information about its campaign strategies.Maybe she
"She would call the opposing campaign and pretend she was on their campaign to get information," Mr. Costine said last night. "We had to remove her because of the tactics she displayed. After that we had nothing to do with her."
About a month earlier, he said, Ms. Todd sent an e-mail to the Ron Paul group saying her tires were slashed and that campaign paraphernalia had been stolen from her car because she supported Mr. Paul[...]
On her MySpace profile, where her screen name is "Italian Pajamas," Ms. Todd gives her occupation as "Being a badass." Next to her picture, she references the title of a song by the group Panic at the Disco: "Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her cloths (sic) off," but adds to it "but its (sic) better if you do."
Among the books she lists as favorites: "The Scarlet Letter."
Tina Fey "Glues Ears Down" To Look Like Sarah Palin
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Tina Fey says she glues her ears down for her popular television impressions of Sarah Palin, but it took her a while to accept she was almost a perfect double for the Republican vice presidential candidate.Hmm, just how big are her ears?!?!
"When I first saw her, I didn't think we looked alike at all," Fey told TV Guide in an interview released Tuesday.
"Then during the (Republican Party) convention, I started to think, 'OK, maybe a little.' ... We glue my ears down. That's one of the tricks," Fey said.
Bill Ayers' vs FNC: "Halp Police"
Interesting reversal of roles for Ayers; "Halp police, please forget I tried to kill ya and called ya pigs", or something like that.
Obama's Bud Billy Ayers Has New Book Coming out June of '09
Communist and unrepentant domestic terrorist Ayers is proud to introduce his new re-education book:
White supremacy and its troubling endurance in American life is debated in these personal essays by two veteran political activists.
Arguing that white supremacy has been the dominant political system in the United States since its earliest days—and that it is still very much with us—the discussion points to unexamined bigotry in the criminal justice system, election processes, war policy, and education.
The book draws upon the authors' own confrontations with authorities during the Vietnam era, reasserts their belief that racism and war are interwoven issues, and offers personal stories about their lives today as parents, teachers, and reformers.
Discussions at Amazon about this book include but not limited to; terror, terrorist, communist, weather underground, traitor, Barack, Obama, swine, black liberation theology, anarchist, marxist, anti-Americanism, hope and change.
There should be a Venezuela discussion. Ayers met with Hugo Chavez in 2006:
President Hugo Chavez, … invited guests, comrades. I’m honored and humbled to be here with you this morning. I bring greetings and support from your brothers and sisters throughout Northamerica [sic]! Welcome to the World Education Forum. Amamos la revolucion Bolivariana! ...[...]He ended his speech with these words:
Viva Mission Sucre!
Viva Presidente Chavez!
Viva La Revolucion Bolivariana!
Hasta La Victroria Siempre!
This is what Ayers' "education reform" is all about - "Viva La Revolucion."
(Update - Video Added)Obama/Biden vs Florida TV Reporter Barbara West
Update....Video below fold of interview....
Ask tough questions get slammed by the Obama campaign. They appear to like the easy questions of MSNBC, NBC, CBS, NYT, etc.
Florida TV reporter Barbara West asked hard hitting questions of Joe Biden in an interview broadcast Wednesday. Friday, the Obama campaign called West and complained that her questions were "unprofessional and combative".
Hmm, she better be prepared to have her backgound checked as Joe the Plumber's was.
[....]"I got right down to it and, yes, I think I asked him some pointed questions. These are questions that are rolling about right now and questions that need to be asked. I don't think I was rude or inconsiderate to him. I think I was probing and maybe tough. I can't believe that in all of his years in politics, and all of his campaigning and such, that he hasn't run into some tough questions before. He's certainly up to it in giving good answers."
Video of interview.
h/t Steave in comments.
Government computers used to find information on Joe the Plumber
Ace of Spades blog late yesterday hinted that this story was coming...
"State and local officials are investigating if state and law-enforcement computer systems were illegally accessed when they were tapped for personal information about "Joe the Plumber."This is what is in store for us after Nov 4th IF Obama is elected.....you speak out....they turn your life inside out.
Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher became part of the national political lexicon Oct. 15 when Republican presidential candidate John McCain mentioned him frequently during his final debate with Democrat Barack Obama.
The 34-year-old from the Toledo suburb of Holland is held out by McCain as an example of an American who would be harmed by Obama's tax proposals.
Public records requested by The Dispatch disclose that information on Wurzelbacher's driver's license or his sport-utility vehicle was pulled from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles database three times shortly after the debate.
Information on Wurzelbacher was accessed by accounts assigned to the office of Ohio Attorney General Nancy H. Rogers, the Cuyahoga County Child Support Enforcement Agency and the Toledo Police Department.
Again hat tip to Ace..
October 24, 2008
Video: Criminals For Gun Control Part 1
Time To Plant The Winter Wheat
Kabul: 1,000+ People Shout Anti-Taliban Slogans
More than 1,000 people shouted anti-Taliban slogans in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, protesting the recent slayings of 26 young men from their community by militants in the south.Good on them for standing up!
The unprecedented demonstration in the Alingar district of the eastern Laghman province was one of the largest anti-Taliban gatherings since the fall of the hard-line regime.
On Sunday, Taliban stopped a bus in southern Kandahar province's Maiwand district and killed 26 of the passengers.
Republican Senator Inhofe vs ACORN
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Recalling a run-in 25 years ago with a group accused of voter registration irregularities, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe says protesters scattered when he warned them to leave his home in one minute or "I'll kill all of you."
The Tulsa Republican made the comment in an interview published Thursday by the Alva Review-Courier.
Inhofe says he was mayor of Tulsa at the time and the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now, known as ACORN, was mad at him over a housing issue involving Cuban refugees.
Global warming - check
In a 2006 interview with the Tulsa World newspaper, Inhofe said regarding the environmentalist movement, "It kind of reminds... I could use the Third Reich, the Big Lie... You say something over and over and over and over again, and people will believe it, and that's their [the environmentalists'] strategy[....]Supports Israel - check
In a Senate speech (March 4, 2002) James M. Inhofe presented his position on the "seven reasons that Israel has the right to their land"English as official language of the US - check
Inhofe wrote the Inhofe Amendment to the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006, which was debated in Congress in May 2006. The amendment would make English the national language of the United States and require that new citizens take an English proficiency test.Don't forget to vote!
A Question to the P.U.M.A.s: Barack Obama? Hillary Clinton? WTF???
Ace did this a week or so ago, so I run the risk here of being derivative, but WTF do I care?
OK, here's the thing: PUMAs and conservatives (though apparently not Republicans in general) have a common enemy. The Obama Machine screwed Hillary and her supporters over in the primary, and is set to screw the nation over in the next four years.
Let's be honest. Obama will, quite frankly, be a boon for the GOP if he's elected. If even HALF of Obama's policies are put into place, we can reasonably expect that the nation's "Joe the Plumber" and "Sarah the Gunner" types will recoil in horror and throw the incumbents out of office in 2010--thus creating a "windfall" for the GOP that, quite franly, they don't even come close to deserving. Sad but true.
Thus, if you are a big believer in the Democrat Party uber alles, there is every reason for you, as a party activist, to oppose Obama's candidacy on purely tactical and strategic grounds.
If you subscribe to that way of thinking, my question is not directed to you.
My question is directed to the PUMAs, if any, who oppose Barack Obama because they believe, in their hearts, that Barack Obama has amply demostrated, by his tactics and philosophy, that he is simply WRONG FOR AMERICA.
To those PUMAs, my question is this: what is it that keeps us apart? What is it, in other words, that you find unacceptable or undesirable about the "conservative" philosophy? Is it the "limited government" thing? The pro-life thing? The gun thing? Taxes? Spending? Borders and immigration?
It occurs to me that we may have "irreconcilable differences." It also occurs to me that we may not.
Obama Supporters to Pollsters: "Be Careful...You Might Not See Tomorrow."
Via Campaign Spot:
After releasing this morning’s numbers showing McCain ahead in Ohio and Florida, the Strategic Vision polling company received several death threats through the contact e-mail on the company’s web site.We've said it before, and it's true: the Obama Campaign effort is HEAVILY INVESTED in the idea that OBAMA IS INEVITABLE. This is just one more piece of the overall strategy. Do not buy this bill of goods.
David Johnson, the CEO of Strategic Vision, shared the messages with National Review Online.
Despite a FULL-COURT PRESS by the mainstream media, Ohio and Florida are now moving into the McCain column. Pennsylvania is trending to McCain, also.
DO NOT believe the hype, folks.
Get to your ass the polls. Get your family to the polls. Get your friends to the polls.
MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
HOLD THE LINE.
I Am Bill (Ayers)
I guess the "I am Joe" is getting to the Obamabots:
"I think it's hilarious you wingnuts want to embrace this wifebeating tax cheat non-plumber as your new populist poster boy. Funny I didn't see your concern when the Murdoch media was trying to destroy Bill Ayers' life."
You make a excellent point, T.S.! Why should us flag-humping reactionaries get all the good flesh-and-blood lumpen proles to rally behind? So, in preemptive compliance with the coming Fairness Doctrine, please allow me to ladle up another helping of righteous populist indignation on behalf of another lovable everyman who's gotten the shaft from the media for daring to speak up. Bumper stickers coming soon.I would add to "I am Bill" but I am afraid that would really freak me out.
Fred's Wife Jeri Thompson Slams Alan Colmes & MSM
The lady delivered!
FYI Jeri Thompson's group - "Team Sarah" - has a "One Million Women Call" tomorrow:
This Saturday, October 25 from 11AM - 1PM EST, Team Sarah will be calling one million women voters in battleground states and invite them to participate in a live, free tele-townhall over the phone. You will be able to ask questions and get answers from a panel of distinguished women leaders. This has never been done before! Imagine one million women voters on one phone call!Teh awesome!
You can't miss out. If you would like to be included on the call (even if you aren't in a battleground state), sign up to be a member of Team Sarah and make sure to fill in your phone number in the profile section. We will keep your phone number private and will only use it for this.
New Video: Hope, Change & Reality
The economy and recent financial crisis have grabbed the spotlight this election season. This video should serve as a reminder that there are other equally pressing issues to consider before casting your ballot.
This video is my endorsement for President of The United States.
If you approve of it's message, I hope you'll help me to increase it's circulation by sending it to your friends, posting it on your blogs, rating it and adding it to your YouTube favorites.
Carved Face Reportedly A Hoax
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) It's being reported that the woman who claimed an Obama supporter carved a "B" on her face has now confessed that she made up the story.
Ashley Todd, 20, is facing charges. Heh.
Hot Athletic Bi Chics With Guns
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Are Biathlons Good Gay? We we can only hope. After all, its for a good cause.
Hat Tip: Rsluty via The Record.
Did You Know?
...that it's United Nations Day?
A message from the Sec. Gen.
The United Nations must deliver results for a safer, healthier, more prosperous world. On this UN Day, I call on all partners and leaders to do their part and keep the promise.But it won't. Because it never delivers on anything except for rape, Antisemitism, hatred of the US, support for terrorists, and rancid corruption.
Oh, and it's always good guttural hardy-har. BWAHAHAHA!!
If you're in the area of Turtle Bay today, give them a nice one-finger salute for me.
By the way, Barack ZerObama wants to give BILLIONS AND BILLIONS - through a "Global Tax" on you - to this well-known wretched hive of scum and villainy.
William Ayers Blog Entry
Barack Obama's friend - communist and unrepentant terrorist - Bill Ayers made this entry on Sept 10, 2008.
The end of an empire is messy at best.This is the rest. Ayers only used the first three lines.
and this one is ending like all the rest.” Randy Newman
“The end of an empire is messy at bestAyers speaking about change.
And this empire is ending
Like all the rest
Like the Spanish Armada adrift on the sea
We’re adrift in the land of the brave
And the home of the free
Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye.”
Hope, Change and the fall of the empire?
h/t No Quarter,
BTW, were you aware of FBI's assertion - "Cuba aided the Weathermen"?
California Student Arrested in Iran
If you're a Westerner, it seems that getting arrested in Tehran is quite easy.
The American Islamic Congress (AIC) today launched a letter-writing campaign calling for the immediate release of a California State University student arrested in Tehran after interviewing women’s rights advocates.To participate in the campaign go to www.free-esha.com.
Esha Momeni is a native of Los Angeles who was visiting Tehran last week to conduct academic research on Iran's women's rights movement, filming video interviews with local activists.
Security officers arrested her during a traffic stop, seized her video tapes, and have held her in solitary confinement ever since in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison. When her family tried to visit her they were sent home.
I haven't heard any outrage expressed by the National Organization for Women (NOW) or other women's rights organizations. I wonder why.
Lesbians Get Fatwa
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) The chairman of the National Fatwa Council, Abdul Shukor Husin, said lesbian sex is a violation of human nature.
"It is unacceptable to see women who love the male lifestyle including dressing in the clothes men wear," he complained, adding, "(Masculine behaviour) becomes clearer when they start to have sex with someone of the same gender, that is woman and woman."Now, logically, one would expect that lesbian and gay activists are mobilizing to protest this egregious violation of human rights. I imagine several dozen activists have already started booking reservations for flights to Kuala Lumpur.
"In view of this," Dr Abdul explained, "the National Fatwa Council which met today have decided and taken the stand that such acts are forbidden and banned."
Male homosexuality - specifically sodomy - is illegal in Malaysia and punishable with up to twenty years in jail. Accusations of sodomy have twice been levelled against the opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in what he says are politically motivated attempts to destroy him.
However, lawyers say there is no provision banning lesbian sex in Malaysia's civil code. The latest fatwa appears to be an attempt to push lesbianism towards illegality.
Of course, there are times I imagine that I will win the lottery.
Predator Drones kill 10 terrorists in Waziristan
US Predator Drones fire several Hellfire missiles at a seminary in North Waziristan which killed 10 people. The seminary is owned by Maulvi Pir Mohammad who is a close associate of Jalauddin Haqqani. Back in Sept a US missile strike targeted Haqqani's resident in the same area.
Yesterday US forces in Afghanistan killed three terrorists and detained 4 during an operation that targeted Haqqani's terrorist network.
The Bell tolls for thee Haqqani
Locals said that two spy drones buzzing overhead targeted seminary Sirajul Uloom in Dandi Derpakhel on the outskirts of Miramshah at about 2.30am. They said that three loud explosions were heard as planes were flying over the area.
Sources said that some outsiders were among the dead. Three wounded persons belonging to Punjab were taken to a government hospital in Miramshah in serious condition. They were identified as Sangeen, Bekhtullah and Rehmatullah.
The seminary is owned by Afghan national Maulvi Pir Mohammad who is stated to be a close associate of Taliban Commander in Afghanistan Maulvi Jalaluddin Haqqani.
“Pir Mohammad was one of the trustworthy commanders of Mr Haqqani during the Afghan conflict,” said a source.
Krauthammer Endorses McCain; Hammers "Wet-Fingered Conservatives"
The money quote:
Contrarian that I am, I'm voting for John McCain. I'm not talking about bucking the polls or the media consensus that it's over before it's over. I'm talking about bucking the rush of wet-fingered conservatives leaping to Barack Obama before they're left out in the cold without a single state dinner for the next four years.h/t: HotAir
I stand athwart the rush of conservative ship-jumpers of every stripe -- neo (Ken Adelman), moderate (Colin Powell), genetic/ironic (Christopher Buckley) and socialist/atheist (Christopher Hitchens) -- yelling "Stop!" I shall have no part of this motley crew. I will go down with the McCain ship. I'd rather lose an election than lose my bearings.
We Need You To Smack Em
Jawa Counter Cyber Jihad Weekend Assignment.
Ask youtube why it is these users can have so many videos removed, yet the users remain.
Take this guy
Alarabb4023 had 14 videos, he's down to five.
Here's a few more.
Youtube's policy says 4 takedowns and you're out. And we on the right are sure as hell held to that policy. Very strictly I might add. Just ask Ragnar. But leftys and terrorists seem to get quite a little wiggle room on that one.
Patterico's Domain Hijacked
Via Patterico: Look up at the address bar. This is still the Patterico site — but I no longer have the patterico.com domain — even though I renewed it before the expiration date. My domain registrar has apparently seen fit to sell the domain out from under me despite my having taken timely steps to renew it.His DNS provider is 1&1.Please drop them a line in support of Patterico.
A Message to the Self-Appointed Republican Elites
In general, I've got plenty of sympathy for "disgruntled Republicans"--hell, I AM one. I firmly believe that frank, open and vigorous debate over REAL issues and the track records and philosophies of our candidates makes for a stronger conservative movement--and even a stronger Republican Party.
That said, there's a huge difference between acknowledging an elephant (or, perhaps, a RINO) in the room and inventing an elephant (or, perhaps, a moose) that isn't really there. There's also a big difference between having a serious OFF-SEASON debate about whether to keep the coach around next season (which is appropriate and necessary, and which I do a lot) and walking off the field when your team 4th and inches in the Super Bowl.
Kathleen Parker, Peggy Noonan, Christopher Buckley and others who have essentially jumped ship in protest over the fact that we have a midwestern working-class mother for a VP candidate have a whole lot more in common with the latter group. They've walked off the field at the worst possible moment with no reasonable and rational motivation they are able to articulate.
Whatever vitriol they may send her way, you may have noticed that Palin's Republican (and former Republican) critics don't really have anything solid or substantive to attack her on. They don't have a problem with her resume or her successful track record of leading people, running big organizations, cleaning up corruption or going toe-to-toe with the oil companies and the Government of Canada. No, there's nothing but success to be found there, and that's no small potatoes. The attacks seem to me to be all about Palin's style, about her Christian, working-class point-of-view and about her getting tripped up on a few "gotcha" questions from a very hostile media.
I don't care who you are, how much you know or how smart you think you are. Give me an afternoon of your time and a video camera, and I guarantee I can come up with at least a minute or two of footage proving you're a stone cold moron. And yes, that includes you, Charlie Gibson.
I have a message for any of y'all who cringe at the idea that the champagne, pate de fois gras and polo might just might be replaced with beer, mooseburgers and target shooting at the next company picnic: there's a whole lot more of us out here in the woods than there are of y'all down at the country club. We are the backbone of the conservative movement and the Republican Party, and you'd do well to keep that in mind. You seem to have forgotten that over the last few years, and you may have noticed that things haven't gone so well for you come election time. To paraphrase the immortal Tyler Durden:
We walk your precincts. We man your phone banks. We stuff your envelopes. We get out your vote. We guard you while you sleep. Do not fuck with us.Back in Reagan's day, the GOP was the party that stood proudly for people like Joe the Plumber and Sarah the Hunter. Had Peggy Noonan shown her true colors re: the great unwashed back when she worked for a graduate of Eureka College, I suspect she would've been out of a job so fast it would make your head spin.
As an aside, I note that a whole lot of the self-appointed "elites" have done little, if anything, to merit that title. If you consider yourself a member of the "elite" (even in private) do this experiment: find a list of the top 50 performers in your business or career field. Is your name on the list? If not, that might tell you something.
No, I don't live in Manhattan, or even in the northeast. That's by choice. Most of us who live in "flyover land" could move east or west (or north) if we were so inclined. We just aren't. I used to live inside the beltway. I lived in Chicago for a while. I've been to Manhattan many times, and I must confess I've always had a great time there. That said, with all due respect to my friends who live out there, y'all can keep it. It's just not for me.
The vast majority of us didn't get degrees from Harvard or Yale, or any of the other schools that the chattering class apparently considers important. If you did, good for you. You probably received a decent education in exchange for the vast sums your parents spent, but you certainly didn't receive a monopoly on knowledge. A whole lot of us got our education at public schools, and yet, we probably learned our biology and math and history from the same overpriced textbooks you did. Our library probably had the same books on the shelves that yours did. The folks who taught our classes were probably about as famous as the ones who did yours--which is to say, not at all famous. The newspapers and history books are full of the names of men and women who can't boast of ivy league diplomas: Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Sam Walton and Ronald Reagan, to name just a few.
None of this is to say that performance isn't important or that we should be against success. Quite the contrary. Performance and a proven track record are critical. America was, after all, built on what Thomas Jefferson referred to as "The Natural Aristocracy of Talent." In other words, talent, actual performance and a track record of success trump most of the things that the self-appointed elites seem to consider important, such as who your parents were, where you grew up, where you went to school, whether you have a sufficiently "sophisticated" view of "spiritual matters," what hobbies you enjoy or what kind of accent you have.
When the Republican "elites" go after Sarah Palin because she has a working-class, midwestern accent, or she lives in the woods, or she likes guns, or she has a big family, or actually believes in God, or isn't quite certain what the "Bush Doctrine" is, they're hitting awfully close to home in my case. I've looked into the "Bush Doctrine," and I'm still not sure what it is.
Most of my family is in the construction business. When the media goes after Joe the Plumber because he may be a little behind on his bills or may not have all his government licenses up-to-date, they're talking about a good piece of my family there. We're not "elite," and don't claim to be. We're just regular people. Sometimes we drop our "g's" when we talk, and we use words like "y'all" and "donchaknow" and "youbetcha". We go to church, we like our guns and we believe unborn babies are babies, too. And, yeah, sometimes we may get a little behind on our bills. And we like Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber--a lot.
Bottom line: we don't begrudge you for the way you choose to live your life out there in Yankeeland. We're willing to accept that y'all do things a little different than we do. All we ask is that you extend us the same courtesy.
And I, for one, would ask that you consider celebrating, rather than cringing, at the fact that the one person who's keeping John McCain in this race at all, and electrifying the conservative grassroots for the first time in far too long, is a down-to-earth, God-fearing, gun-toting, baby-loving, working-class mother from the heartland of America.
St. Louis Students Hold Whack a Jooo Day
Hmmm in the St. Louis area? Wonder if any of the kids were named Weltner?
Reader Love Mail: Juba III Sucks Edition
Must be on one of those "Angry French Youths"
tasm777 has made a comment on Juba III Sucks:Heh, maybe he should have skipped the riot and went to school the day they taught them to spell Israel.
f*ck you u.s.a
f*ck you isreael
allaho akbar wa l3izzato lillah
1000s of Afghans protest killing of civilians by taliban
Seems like some Afghans are getting tired of the taliban.
"Death to the barbarian Taliban and Americans".
They always have to curse America don't they? More at ROA
"Had Any of You Even Heard of Kathleen Parker Before 3 Weeks Ago?"
Jack M. is asking. For my part, that would be a big "no." I thought y'all knew her. Apparently, no one did. Looks to me to be yet another wannabe who's managed to generate 15 minutes of fame for herself by peeing in the proverbial punch bowl.
Well played, Ms. Parker. (Now, will someone PLEASE escort Ms. Parker out before she gets any creative ideas about the hot tub?)
Other questions--and answers--here.
Do Democrats Have A "Special" for Fraudulent Donors?
Looks like Obama's campaign isn't the only one to accept fraudulent names when donating.
In Texas, Democrat Noriaga who is running against Republican Senator Cornyn ( wants to defund ACORN) appears to accept such donations. Noriaga shame on you!
Democrat John Murtha appears to also welcome donations from donors with fraudulent names. For someone who slammed innocent Marines in Haditha (they killed the Iraqis in cold bold) and his own constituency (they are racist and rednecks) I am not surprised. No "shame on you" Murtha, you are an a**hole!
Makes me wonder how long this list goes.
(Updated - Video Added) Sicko - Obama Website: Kiddies, Use Your Grandpa & Grandma's Love "Against Them"
An Obamabot website wants kiddies to use their grandparents love "against them" to get them to vote for Obama. First they use them in weird music videos, videos slamming Governor Palin, stupid parades, and now telling them this?
The one thing most grandparents have in common is that they have the most wonderful grandchildren in the world - so clever, so handsome, so pretty, ever so precious. Even if you are still unsure of your path in life, and even if your parents and friends occasionally wonder about you, your grandma and grandpa love you and have faith in you.Wow, just wow.
That is your weapon! "Precious" needs to get on the phone and say, "Grandpa, Grandma, I am asking you to vote for Barack Obama. This is really important to me. It's about my future. It's about the world I will be living in. It's about the world I want for my future children. (They will love that one!) Please! Do it for me!"
...The really great part of this strategy is that everything you could possibly say to your grandparents about how important Barack's election is for you is one hundred percent true.........more.
Update: The "children" speak below.
Nothing like "re-educated" kids.
66 Suspects Tied to al-Qaeda Captured by Iraqi Security Forces.
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqi Security Forces captured 66 people believed to be connected to al Qaeda in Iraq terror cells, the U.S. military said Thursday.
The suspects included 45 men from al Qaeda in Iraq and 21 suspected terrorists from an umbrella group of al Qaeda in Iraq known as The Islamic State of Iraq, the statement said.
The suspects are believed to be part of terror cells responsible for bombings, torturing of civilians, conducting attacks and warning insurgents about upcoming Iraqi and U.S. military operations, the military said.
Wow, double whammy! al-Qaeda in Iraq and Islamic State of Iraq. Hats off to the Iraqi Security Forces!
BTW, a terrorist loving blogger and his friends have been seen sucking their thumbs after reading this news bulletin.
October 23, 2008
Now Rusty Knows How Joan of Arc Felt...
As the flames rose to her Roman nose and her Walkman started to melt.
UPDATE: Yeah, Smiths kinda = teh ghey. Sue me.
And the lyrics don't make much sense, but they just feel right in describing my mood. Hope to be back soon, keep me in your prayers.
Swedish hockey fans litter hockey arena with dildos
I've heard of Red Wing fans throwing octopi onto the ice but this one takes the cake.
From The Local
Supporters of the Stockholm-based AIK ice hockey team scored an unusual hat trick of heckling on Tuesday night featuring dildos, profane banners, and a giant inflatable penis.
The taunts were directed at Jan Huokko, a stocky defenceman with the Leksand hockey club in Sweden’s second-tier professional hockey league, and a former player with AIK.
Ahead of Tuesday’s match against Leksand, the website for AIK’s unofficial supporter group had instructed fans to bring dildos to the match to remind Huokko of the sex scandal which plagued him earlier in the year, according to the Expressen newspaper.
Update by Trollhammer Sorry, kyros, but the Stockholm fans deserve this:
Obama, Jan. 22nd, 2009
Kind of longish, but funny and worth a watch:
Unless you're voting for him. Then your head might explode.
McCain/Palin Supporter Attacked & Letter "B" Scratched Into Her Face
I saw the headlines at Drudge but no link given. Searched and found this:
Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard tells Channel 4 Action News that the victim was robbed at knifepoint on Wednesday night outside of a Citizens Bank near Liberty Avenue and Pearl Street just before 9 p.m.
Richard said the robber took $60 from the woman, then became angry when he saw a McCain bumper sticker on the victim's car. The attacker then punched and kicked the victim, before using the knife to scratch the letter "B" into her face, Richard said.
Another Obama supporter "literally" getting in your face and taking your money to boot! Hope to heck they find this scum.
Update by Howie:
More here if you can get it to load.
More Proof of Obama's Donate Site Taking Credit Card With Fake Name, Etc.
The MSM doesn't seem to care about this. Heh, it would hurt Obama's image if they were to report this.
Conservative Southpaw went through the steps and took screencaps of each step.
Note, don't try this as Obama doesn't need any more money from "honest people" plus you could be accussed of fraud!
As previously stated, i am a chick. i live nowhere near DC and i’m pretty sure there isn’t a london in DC. in fact, there is no other ”city” in DC other than washington. and DC’s zip code isn’t 11111.
i continued amusing myself by putting in my e-mail address, my employer as “mi-5; and my occupation as “if i told you i’d have to kill you”. i’m freaking hilarious. see the screenshot of my hilarity below:
Now for the hard part. i wanted to just donate .01 red cent to obama but i had to do a minimum of $5. so i bit my lip and did it, because after all, the name, address, city/state/zip information would cause a declined charge, right?
so i put in my REAL visa card information, on the belief that barack obama would protect my credit card number and their system would indeed reject a $5 donation from james bond.
uh oh….now wait a second, they processed it!
Ok, so maybe not. i’m going to mosey on over to my online bank account and take a look-see
…shit. wow. barack obama accepted a donation from james bond with a fake address, fake phone number, fake everything.
Nothing to see here...move along.
Ruh Roh, Ace Has The Burning Skull
If any of you have been following Obama's apparent website fraud about illegally accepting fictitious names and addresses when one donates by a real credit card.
Credit card is accepted and no questions asked. Your account is then debited. Apparently the Obama site "turned off" the safety feature.
IMO, in order for people to donate more than they are allowed or when foreigners donate is a perfect setup to hide donation fraud.
Ace has the flaming skull for a reason
Newsweek Reporter Wanted To "Take Out" Giuliani - "Non-lethal" Of Course
This is one messed up reporter.
I had a recurring fantasy in which I took him out during a press conference (it was nonlethal, just something that put him out of commission for a year or so), saving America from the horror of a President Giuliani. If that sounds like I had some trouble being “objective,” I did.
h/t LGF link thingy
Shariah law fearing mother wins right to stay in England
Can someone please tell her that shariah court rulings in England are legally binding now.
From The Herald
A Muslim mother who fears having her child taken from her under Sharia law if sent back to her homeland can remain in the UK, the House of Lords decided yesterday.
Five law lords ruled the human rights of the Lebanese woman, EM, and her 12-year-old son, AF, who cannot be named for legal reasons, would be "flagrantly violated" and "nullified" if forced to return to Lebanon.
Under Sharia law, her "violent" ex-husband would automatically be granted full custody rights.
Montana: Dems Outsourcing Calls
Republicans, furious about negative campaign phone calls made by Democrats last week in Billings, did everything but label the tactic un-American.If you receive a call and caller ID shows 406-000-0000 - maybe Romanian Americans for Obama have relatives there!
Turns out, they could have.
The calls were made from Romania, according to phone records submitted this week to the state commissioner of political practices.
Jack Sands, a GOP candidate in Senate District 27 and the target of the Oct. 12 calls, filed the complaint alleging that the people making the calls didn't identify who they were calling for. Senate District 27 includes parts of Billings and Yellowstone County. State law prohibits anonymous election material.
"They're obviously spending thousands of dollars to defeat me," Sands said. "You'd think the least they could have done was to provide some jobs in Montana instead of exporting jobs to Romania. Maybe they couldn't find Montanans with the stomach to make the calls."
K-9's, Strippers & Walmart Save Veterans Day Parade
WEST PALM BEACH — Dogs, strippers and aliens have helped save the Veterans Day parade.Gotta love those "Cheetah strippers", as well as the rest of the contributors.
Parade fund-raiser Dennis Koehler said Wednesday that the Nov. 9 march on Clematis Street, which had been on the verge of cancellation, has been rescued by contributions from Lois Pope, widow of tabloid king Generoso Pope, the Palm Beach Kennel Club, the Cheetah strip clubs and other donors.
A $2,000 pledge from Pope put organizers over the top.
"That will bump us over the $12,000 mark and the parade will go on," Koehler said.
The parade is organized by a coalition of Palm Beach County veterans groups. It was imperiled because, in the tough economy, contributions fell $12,000 short of what was needed for insurance, law enforcement and sanitation.
Video: Ayers' Weathermen Planned "Re-Education Camps"
Regarding this post:
William Ayers' Forgotten Communist Manifesto "Prairie Fire"
Interview with Larry Grathwohl who became a member of the Weather Underground organization as an undercover operative for law enforcement agencies in Cincinnati.
Obama's communist friend Bill Ayers must be very excited at this time - his dream of re-educating may come true?
Buh Bye Again Aqsatube
220.127.116.11 = [ ]
Apparently the Russian host was not particularly happy with Hamas for, you know, glorifying the murder of his compatriots.
Thanks to 2x4.ru network.
Update: Well they have a temporary screen up now. So they think they'll be back soon.
But their DNS is provided by Domains by Proxy through the registrar Go Daddy. A US company. It is unlawful for a US company to provide business services to Hamas.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HamasHamas is listed as a terrorist organization by Canada, the European Union, Israel, Japan, and the United States, and is banned in Jordan. Australia and the United Kingdom list only the military wing of Hamas, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, as a terrorist organization. The United States and the European Union have both implemented restrictive measures against Hamas on an international level.1-480-624-2505
Hat Tip: Some moron called Palestine.
Update II: TOTAL PWNAGE! They seem to be have ran into a little DNS problem.
http://www.aqsatube.com/ = [ ]
Aqsatube, you are my beotch!
Special thanks to Joe.
Update III: Its back up. sigh... Happens. Fun while it lasted.
Heh, dumped the thread eh? Wuss.
Obama Supporters Shoot Up GOP Home over McCain Signs
Why Barack Obama Scares Me
I've been on this planet nearly thirty years and I've followed every presidential election since I can remember. I supported George H. W. Bush as a child because he was what the country needed to close out the Cold War. I supported and actually campaigned for Bill Clinton in the sixth grade on the premise that George H. W. Bush raised taxes when he campaigned on the premise he wouldn't. I stood in an auditorium of my peers and spoke out for Bob Dole based on the fact that Bill Clinton was not what was morally right for the country (myself and a friend were booed out of that auditorium). I supported George W. Bush because Al Gore was not what the country needed in a time of great economic uncertainty that was apparent at the end of the Clinton administration. I then supported George W. Bush again for a myriad of issues to include John Kerry's flip-flopping on the issues. I have now voted (absentee in the great state of Florida) for John McCain because, let's face it folks, Barack Obama scares the life out of me.
I am talking about a state Senator from Illinois who has not even completed a full term in the U.S. Senate (his first real decision of substance to others ever made would affect this country so greatly and it would come from the White House). I'm talking about a man who went to a church whose pastors have antagonized Conservatives while damning our nation. I'm talking about a U.S. Senator who associates with a known, unrepentant domestic terrorist. William Ayers killed no one, the left states, but if I set of a bomb in your car while it was parked in your garage at your home would you be okay with it since I didn't kill anyone? I think not. Barrack Obama said he would take federal funding and then didn't; will he threaten sanctions one day and not impose those sanctions a next? Will Barack Obama tell the world we're here to help and then decide maybe our response should be limited? Hell, I looked up the definition of scare and there was a Barack Obama advertisement on the page (dictionary.com if you want to go look for yourself). I understand that these points might be considered right wing talking points and while I might still be a Conservative I'm certainly not going to throw written bombshells at Barack Obama without some sincere justification (from a personal level of course).
I ventured over to Barack Obama's web site this evening. It was quite easy to pull up Mr. Obama's stance on three key issues to me; defense, economy, and taxes. I am a stickler for etiquette and procedure and upon pulling up the defense page I instantly noticed the phrase, "soldiers, seamen, airmen and Marines." The proper term for those serving in the U.S. Navy is sailors; you're telling me that someone on Barack Obama's staff hasn't pointed that out? Then the web site states that recruitment is essentially down and that problems in that arena have been swept under the rug. When since President Bush has assumed the Commander-in-Chief role has there been a recruitment problem? The U.S. Air Force spent quite some time downsizing to fit into the mold that Congress restricted it to while the U.S. Army has met nearly every goal they've set out. The plan ahead for Barack Obama's would be administration is, "… we must build up our special operations forces, civil affairs, information operations, and other units and capabilities that remain in chronic short supply…" Isn't that the "Rumsfeld Doctrine" which the left has said repeatedly failed us? It is. Then there are calls for an increase in the size of the Army and Marine Corps; another Bush administration run Department of Defense effort. Then there is a call for DoD protection of cyberspace, which I wholeheartedly agree with, but Congress put the brakes on an Air Force Cyber Command recently (the same Congress that Mr. Obama is serving in). What great new ideas is Barack Obama bringing to the Department of Defense? None it would appear. Yet, hope and change are the tenets of his campaign.
When I pull up the economy page I was disturbed by a simple play on numbers, "The Bush tax cuts give those who earn over $1 million dollars a tax cut nearly 160 times greater than that received by middle-income Americans." Shouldn't those making more money get a bigger tax break in dollars and cents than those making less money when a tax break is issued? That's simple numbers isn't it? If I make two-million dollars a year and I get a 10% tax cut then obviously I will get a bigger (in dollars) tax cut than someone making twenty-five thousand dollars a year who gets a 10% or even 30% tax cut. This claim by the Obama campaign is a ploy at best and a predicated falsehood at worst. Barack Obama says he's going to work to renegotiate NAFTA. That's the same NAFTA that gives the United States a big claim of relatively affordable, non-terrorist sympathizer oil from our good friends in Canada. Is Barack Obama willing to drill more at home so that we can deal with Canada's biggest bargaining chip in NAFTA negotiations? No. How is that going to help our economy? There are also numerous mentions of "programs" to create jobs. These are along the same lines of the programs that have a city like Hickory, North Carolina seeing more people getting out of the furniture industry, taking unemployment, and federal funding for continued education so that they can go get an associate's degree in nursing then not use that degree for anything other than to say they have a degree. What good does that do our nation? This isn't the grand change that Barack Obama campaigns on. This is, most certainly, not the hope I'm looking for; it is simply more of the same and that is quite scary. Yet, the Obama campaign is yelling from the hilltops that John McCain is more of the same; the double-talk bothers me greatly.
Then I jump over to the Barack Obama page on taxes. Let me preface this by saying that any man that when asked by another man (the proverbial Joe the Plumber) if they are making too much money and Barack Obama flat out says he is, that is beyond scary. I think I know how to spend my money better than Congress with their bridges to nowhere (which Sarah Palin fought against) and their millions of dollars funding art projects that have no impact on my well being. But, again, there are talks of cuts for the low income folks, those of us that are saving up money for college, and our nation's retirees but no talk of maintaining the current tax cuts that have done me and many others so well over the past eight years. No mention of the death tax; why do I get taxed for dying? How can you tax a man for doing one of two things guaranteed in life? Why is it that my family must pay the United States for me doing the one thing at this point that there is no doubt I will do? Yet, somehow, this is acceptable. The Obama tax plan page is probably the least informative of the three key issues I've looked at.
In conclusion, I leave you with this one true thought. What is Barack Obama going to do that President Bush didn't already do? Nothing, other than raise taxes, continue the current defense strategy already laid out and lay waste to the economy. What is Barack Obama's reaction going to be when he is faced with his Cuban Missile Crisis, his stock market crash, or even worse, his 9/11? Nobody knows.
October 22, 2008
(..Update)Zombie: William Ayers' Forgotten Communist Manifesto "Prairie Fire"
Update: Ayers Republished His Revolutionary Manifesto in 2006
He certainly isn't hiding anything is he?
Zombie has acquired a copy of the book by Barack Obama's "mentor" Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and two other Weather Underground members, dedicated to RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan:
William Ayers openly declares he is a communist. Zombie has scanned pages showing it indeed is from the book. Ayers sez:
"We are a guerrilla organization. We are communist women and men, underground in the United States for four years".Barack Obama - this isn't the communist Ayers' I knew - or - I thought Ayers was just protesting the Vietnam war - or - I didn't know Ayers wanted to kill people if they didn't re-educate to our liking.
The kill thing I thought I would throw into this. It is a video "No Place to Hide: the Strategy and Tactics of Terrorism" and can be found here.
Larry Grathwohl became a member of the Weather Underground organization as an undercover operative for law enforcement agencies in Cincinnati. His role within the organization was to carry directives from the Central Committee to the operating units in the field.[...]
GRATHWOHL INTERVIEW Grathwohl: I brought up the subject of what's going to happen after we take over the government. You know, we become responsible for administrating, you know, 250 million people. And there was no answer.
No one had given any thought to economics. How are you going to clothe and feed these people? The only thing that I could get was that they expected that the Cubans, the North Vietnamese, the Chinese and the Russians would all want to occupy different portions of the United States.
They also believed that their immediate responsibility would be to protect against what they called the counter-revolution. And they felt that this counter-revolution could best be guarded against by creating and establishing re-education in the Southwest where we would take all of the people who needed to be re-educated into the new way of thinking and teach them how things were going to be.
I asked, "Well, what is going to happen to those people that we can't re-educate, that are die-hard capitalists?" And the reply was that they'd have to be eliminated and when I pursued this further, they estimated that they'd have to eliminate 25 million people in these re-education centers. And when I say eliminate, I mean kill 25 million people.
I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of whom have graduate degrees from Columbia and other well-known educational centers and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people and they were dead serious.
Obama's radical friends especially communist friends doesn't make me feel too comfortable at this point.
h/t Charles for the Zombie link
Stem Cells from Testicles
(Hamburg, Germany) German researchers have made a breakthrough in stem cell research which bypasses the ethical and legal restrictions of using human embryonic stem cells. Nutty as it sounds, the scientists get stem cells from men's testicles.
Now there is new hope for personalized treatment of men with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease and various forms of cancer. Their own plums can be tapped for cells to create stem cells for repair or replacement of damaged tissue. (more)
New Video From WatchObsession.org
A new video from Tom Trento, director of the Watch Obsession campaign.
Give him a listen, and if you like what he's got to say, please share this video with others, rate it and subscribe to his channel. Make sure to visit the Watch Obsession website and sign up for their mailing list.
More below the fold, including the film "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against The West" - a "must see" documentary.
Among other things mentioned in this video is the Mapping Shari'a Project.
Mapping Shari'a is a valuable project by SANE, and it's worth checking out.
SANE (Society of Americans for National Existence) has just re-launched their other website, SANEworks, after a 9 month hiatus - so be sure to keep an eye on it, as new material will start arriving shortly (on or about November 1).
If you have not yet seen the film Obsession, here's your chance:
Afghanistan: Wounded Digger Lashed Self To Vehicle And Fought On.
Thanks to Mongol's link in comments about this article. This story shows how just how friggin tough our Aussie brethren soldiers are!
DESPITE being shot twice during an ambush in Afghanistan, an SAS soldier lashed himself to the front of his patrol vehicle so he wouldn't be left behind if he passed out from loss of blood and kept on fighting.
The Digger is expected to be recommended for a high level bravery award.
Suffering from serious upper body wounds, the soldier struggled on to the front of his SAS long range patrol vehicle (LRPV) and, under heavy fire, used a rope to attach himself firmly between the vehicle's bull bar and radiator.
Once he was secured, and there was no chance that he would fall off if he fainted, he picked up his rifle and resumed firing at the enemy during a two-hour fighting withdrawal.
SAS troops and their special forces comrades from the Commando Regiment are well aware of the slow and painful death that awaits them if they are captured by the Taliban.
The Digger, who cannot be identified, faded in and out of consciousness, emptying several magazines as volleys of enemy rounds and rocket propelled grenades, rained down around him.
He was finally evacuated from the battle field at high speed still lashed to the front of the LRPV. [...]
A source told The Courier-Mail the Digger was now "up and about" and would recover fully from his serious gunshot wounds. His heroic deeds will be recognised when he is recommended for a high level bravery award.
Several others engaged in the do-or-die battle on September 2 are also in line for top honours.
This is one heck of a story about bravery and survival. Hats off to this digger and I wish him a speedy recovery.
There was a downer to this story as due to a "glitch" the pay was docked of 100 SAS soldiers, some serving in Afghanistan. Luckily this has been fixed. This such "glitch" is no way to treat our finest and bravest allies!
New Military Dog Hospital
(Lackland Air Force Base, Texas) Called the "Walter Reed of the veterinary world," a $15 million hospital for military dogs opened yesterday.
No question, military dogs are valuable assets and they deserve the best in medical care.
Islamotards Looking For Excuse To Stop Watching Internet Porn
They call it................ "guerrilla warfare."
The recent hacking and shutting down of some jihadi websites has raised concerns among jihadi forum members seeking alternatives in case all jihadi forums go down. These forums have, in many terrorism cases, been a launching pad and deployment point for jihadi activities. One still-operational jihadi forum posted a message entitled “Guerrilla Warfare on the Mountain Range of the Internet,” offering contingency plans for the disruption of existing websites and proposals for new methods to keep jihadi internet communications and propaganda efforts alive
Desperation, thy name is e-jihadist.
H/T Rusty, who, by most accounts, is still alive.
US Commandos Rescue American Hostage Near Kabul
The military hasn't released the name of the hostage, they did not want to compromise military tactics or the man's safety. Either way, thank goodness he is safe now.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Special Forces soldiers conducting a daring nighttime operation freed a kidnapped American working for the Army Corps of Engineers — the first known hostage rescue by American forces in Afghanistan.
The American, who was abducted in mid-August, had been held in a growing insurgent stronghold 30 miles west of Kabul, U.S. military officials told The Associated Press. They said several insurgents were killed in last week's mission to free him.
Taliban militants have kidnapped dozens of international aid workers, journalists and other foreigners in recent years and have demanded large ransoms or the release of imprisoned Taliban fighters for their freedom. Increasingly aggressive crime syndicates have also raked in big money by kidnapping wealthy Afghans and foreigners and demanding ransoms.
Hostage rescues are rarely attempted and are difficult to pull off successfully. Only two such missions are known to have occurred, both in 2007. In one, both Italian captives were wounded in a raid by Italian commandos.
Last week's rescue came to the attention of the AP after a U.S. military official sought to bring its successful outcome into the public eye. Officials declined to reveal even the smallest detail or the captive's identity, saying they did not want to compromise military tactics or the man's safety.
Read the rest at above link. God bless our brave soldiers!
US Airstrikes Kill Taliban Commander Mullah Ghafar
Another Iran linked Taliban dude sploded by US military. Prayers are in order for the families of the Afghanistan soldiers but NOT for this Taliban scum!
US airstrikes in southern and southeastern Afghanistan met with both success and tragedy over the past 24 hours. A strike in Helmand province killed a senior Taliban commander, while another in Khost accidentally killed nine Afghan soliders. The attacks come as NATO has come under pressure to reduce civilian casualties while fighting a resurgent Taliban and al Qaeda force.
The Helmand strike killed a senior Taliban commander named Mullah Ghafar and two other fighters, the US military said in a press release. Ghafar operated along the border between Kandahar and neighboring Helmand province. He is also thought to have been behind numerous attacks in Farah and Nimruz province.
In 2006, the BBC reported Ghafar commanded a Taliban force estimated to have between 300 and 500 fighters. "He is allegedly in regular contact with the Iranian secret service via an Iranian-Baloch tribal family which is heavily involved in the opium trade," according to the report. Ghafar was reportedly wounded in an airstrike that killed Mullah Janan, another senior Taliban leader, in Kandahar's Panjwai district in July 2008
Now For Some War Porn
Rocket Exploded On Insurgent Rocket Team While Firing it On US Base In Iraq
If this has been posted before...sorry about double entry...k!
Pueblo, Colorado "Stop Obama Tour" Images & Video
Looking at the Left has pictures of recent stop.
It’s two weeks until the election! Both sides are doing what they can to drum up support. I caught up in Pueblo, Colorado with the Stop Obama Tour, organized by the Our Country Deserves Better PAC.[...]
Lloyd Marcus is a wonderful singer and talented artist. He grew up in the projects of East Baltimore. The tragedies he saw there as a child made him realize that Great Society projects and welfare destroy people’s lives and their communities.For some positive vibes watch the vid of Marcus singing "Sweet Sarah".
One Pi**ed Off McCain/Palin Supporter
McCain/Palin supporters report damage to their cars because they dare to have McCain/Palin bumper stickers.
Apparently lawn signs also have been target of the Obamabots. This person takes it to another level and I agree with him 100%!
McCain/Palin Bumper Sticker "Humvee Style"
I guess the Military Times Poll that states McCain has overwhelming support is pretty darn accurate!
h/t - Long time Jawa reader and brave warrior from our military!
Atheists Advertising on Buses
(London, England) The British Humanist Association (BHA) has raised money to place atheist ads on and inside London's buses. Prominent leader in the atheist faith, Professor Richard Dawkin, is contributing.
The ad says "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life." The atheists plan to extend the campaign to other cities. Their goal is to get unthinking people to start thinking.
Faith is faith whether one believes in a God or not. Therefore, missionary work by the followers of atheism should be expected. (more)
FBI removes 'honor killing' term from wanted poster
FBI removed the term 'honor killing' from a wanted poster of muslim immigrant, Yasser Abdel Said, who killed his two daughters. The FBI stated that they did not want to label the case as a religiously motivated crime. CAIR, the un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land trail, of course hailed the FBI's decision to remove the term.
From Fox News
Some Muslims have objected to the term "honor killing" because they say it attaches a religious motive to a crime, which could lead to discrimination against Muslims.Always playing the victum card. Two girls killed by their father for dating non-muslim boys and muslims at large are victums of non-existant discrimination.
The FBI said Tuesday that it had deleted the term because the FBI never meant to attach a label to the case. Special agent Mark White, media coordinator in the bureau's Dallas office, told FOXNews.com that the FBI changed the wording “because the statement was not meant to indicate that the FBI was ‘labeling’ anything.It's only a matter of time before there'll be a legal definition of an 'honor killing'.
"The person who wrote it up did not see the misunderstanding that [the original wording] would create,” White said.
White added that the FBI should not be in the business of calling cases anything that is not described in law.
“It’s our job to find the fugitive. It’s not our job to label this case anything other than what it is, what it is from a criminal perspective,” he said, noting that there was no legal definition of an “honor killing” and that such a motive had not yet been proven in court.
al-Qaeda Supporting Troll Gets a Bite
All the liberal blogs are pointing to this story about some Jihadi Moron on al-Hesbah speculating that al-Qaeda will attack to help John McCain get elected. They must have forgotten Rusty's rule, Online terrorists are for the most part morons.
Via WAPO: It will push the Americans deliberately to vote for McCain so that he takes revenge for them against al-Qaeda," said the posting, attributed to Muhammad Haafid, a longtime contributor to the password-protected site. "Al-Qaeda then will succeed in exhausting America."the problem with that is why would al-Qaeda attack us now? What al-Qaeda wants is for the US to stop fighting, for us to give up and leave them to their goal of creating an Radical Wahhabist Islamic Caliphate. For al-Qaeda to succeed, the US and other nations have to stop fighting them.
But so far as al-Qaeda's strategy so far as I see it, and I've studied it a lot, an attack now is the last thing al-Qaeda would do. Why do it when what you want is being handed to you already? Why risk helping McCain fight you when you are sitting pretty? The American voter is just about to hand them a victory. They've always said America was a paper tiger. That we don't have the political will to keep up the fight.
No, al-Qaeda will wait and then trumpet Obama's election as a great vindication of their strategy. They will probably even congratulate the American people for "coming to their senses".
So far as Obama's promise to take it to them in Afghanistan, if that happens they'll just shift their focus back to Iraq, Algeria or Somalia.
You have to fight them on all the fronts and the only way they win is if we don't show up.
Dispatches: Undercover Mosque - The Return
The award winning Channel 4 Dispatches series, lauded for their "Undercover Mosque" program, returns to U.K. mosques to see what has changed in the time since their last report. Their findings, disturbing, to say the least, beg the question - Is this happening in the United States as well?
This video is a "must see" for anyone who wants to know what is really going on in Saudi funded Wahhabi mosques around the world.
The video above is only 28 minutes long. The full version used to be found (in several smaller parts) at Robert Spencer's JihadWatch site, until YouTube removed the videos.
One can only wonder why YouTube is so quick to remove videos critical of Islam, yet so unresponsive when requested to remove videos that violate their TOS by celebrating or promoting violent jihad.
Palin Derangement Syndrome Episode #1,243,958
Thankfully, no police were hurt. Sadly, no protesters were hurt.
Protesters tried to block the motorcade of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in Grand Junction, Colorado, on Monday, but police dragged them out of the way.
It makes one ask, does Joe Biden have this particular problem? I say nay.
Two Danish Muslims Sentenced to Prison Over bomb Plot
COPENHAGEN, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Two Danish Muslim men were sentenced to 12 and seven years in prison by a Copenhagen court on Tuesday for producing explosives in an apartment with the intent of carrying out a bomb attack.
Danish police arrested the men during a raid against several addresses in the Danish capital in September 2007. Six other individuals detained were subsequently released.
The court did not identify the two, but Danish media named them as Hammad Khurshid, a 22-year-old Dane of Pakistani origin and Abdoulghani Tohki, also 22, from Afghanistan.
Brits Arrest 5 Suspected Terrorists
In Birmingham, where else.
Via The Times: Five people have been arrested in Birmingham in a series of dawn anti-terror raids, police said today.
West Midlands Police swooped on five separate residential addresses and two business addresses in and around the city to arrest the men, aged between 29 and 36, under the Terrorism Act, 2006.
"The arrests - on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism - took place at approximately 6am this morning at five addresses in the Birmingham area," a police spokesman said. "As part of the investigation, two business properties were also searched."
Jihad In Ohio
Show Tom Trento Some Jawa Love!
Tom Trento, founder of the WatchObsession campaign, talks about jihad in Ohio.
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If you are wondering who this Sayan Neviot person is...
It is I, Kafir Alalazoo.
Henceforth, I will be blogging under this pseudonym... because "Jane" was already taken, "IslamoSplatter" conjures an unwholesome image to mind, "Vermin Supreme" is an actual person and "Infernal Squeek" sounded unprofessional.
Rasmussen National Polls : McCain-Palin Has the Momentum
Further to my post yesterday, a rolling average of Rasmussen's national numbers shows that McCain-Palin has the "big mo" on their side, gaining on Obama-Biden by about a point a week or so nationally. Similar trends show up in at least some of the battleground states.
Will it be enough?? Only time will tell.
al-Ansar Media Battalion's Wordpress Blog
It was kind of a tertiary terrorist blog reposting and distributing a lot of as-Sahab releases and AQI releases.
It used to look like this.
Now it looks like this.
Thanks to Wordpress.
Britain: Shrinks set to deprogram extremist muslim prisoners
Prisons in England are currently facing a growing problem with inmates who are turning to jihadi ideology. In maximum security prisons muslims make up to 35% of the inmate population. Way above the proportion of muslims in the general population of England.
Psychologists in England are set to 'deprogram' prisoners who are muslim extremists. The psychologists will use similar therapies used to deprogram members of religious cults.
Is this an indirect admission that islam is more a cult than a religion? More at ROA
"Muslims of the Americas" Cop Killer Gets Life in Prison
(Fresno, California) Yesterday, a member of the radical Muslims of the Americas group, Ramadan Abdullah, was sentenced to life in prison for the 2001 killing of Fresno County Sheriff's Deputy Erik Telen.
Last Friday, Fresno County Superior Court Judge Ralph Nunez found Abdullah, 27, guilty of first-degree murder with special circumstances for fatally shooting Telen.
Judge Nunez sentenced Abdullah to life in prison without parole. Defense lawyers argued that Abdullah should be instead treated for mental illness and have the possibility of parole. The judge denied any consideration of parole but did recommend treatment while incarcerated.
Although it wasn't observable, Abdullah's lawyers said he was remorseful. Abdullah said nothing during yesterday's proceedings.
Terrorists Attack Turkish Embassy
(Helsinki, Finland) Four members of the Kurdistan Workers Party, known as the PKK, were arrested for an attack on the Turkish Embassy early this morning. One person was injured.
The attack occurred only a few hours after Kurds demonstrated outside the embassy in support of Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of the PKK.
The door of the embassy building was set ablaze around 3:00 am (0000 GMT), though the fire was quickly detected by a police patrol and extinguished, police said.This incident is notable since it's a reminder that terrorists respect no borders. Any location on the globe is a potential target.
"We have four young men detained and we are questioning them to determine if they were involved," chief inspector Markku Stenberg told AFP.
Finnish media reported some of the detained were of Kurdish origin, but Stenberg would not comment on those reports.
While police said no one was injured in the attack, the embassy said in a statement that the blaze had "caused material damage in the entrance of the embassy and one functionary was hospitalised."
"We strongly condemn this act which carries all the signs of a politically motivated terroristic (sic) attack carried out by the PKK/KONGRA-GEL terrorist organisation," it said.
A Piece of Gristle
This is arguably a reason that the rest of the world supposedly hates America.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie are divorcing, partly because of her obsession with physical fitness. Ritchie said that making love to Madonna is like "cuddling a piece of gristle."
In other news, Madonna said she wants a natural child with baseball star Alex Rodriguez because he's a "great specimen."
Of all the accolades A-Rod has ever hoped to achieve, I suspect "great specimen" wasn't on the list. (source)
This is Freedom?
Some days it really bothers me that we've settled for a lot less than we should have in setting up new governments in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Via The Guardian: An Afghan appeal court has overturned the death sentence of a student journalist who was accused of blasphemy after distributing anti-Islamic material, instead sentencing him to 20 years in prison.We've allowed Sharia law way too much influence and ripped the people of those nations out of the freedom and values that have served us so well. Many have given their lives for these wars, only now we find their sacrifice was to create slightly a different band of the same Sharia mess that was there before.
Parwez Kambakhsh, 24, whose plight prompted an international campaign to save him, was studying journalism at Balkh University in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif and writing for local newspapers when he was arrested in October 2007.
Prosecutors alleged that Kambakhsh disrupted classes by asking questions about women's rights under Islam. They said he illegally distributed an article that suggested the Prophet Mohammad had ignored the rights of women.
Makes me sick to think we've settled for this.
And don't expect Obama to do any better. He's already shown us that his understanding of culture includes supporting and raising funds for Sharia supporting politicians in Kenya. You can use a lot words to describe Sharia law, unfortunately freedom is not one of them.
(update: and no in the same theme I would not want to live under the rules of inquisition of a Papal state either)
Omar Bakri says X-Factor tv show anti-islamic
Omar Bakri is at it again. This time he's railing against the X-Factor show because it is releasing a charity single for injured British troops.
Because of his recording in which he said it is anti-islamic to even watch the X-Factor security has been beefed up around the show's judges which include Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Crow, Simon Cowell, and Louis Walsh. More details at ROA
Pic of Dannii Minogue, sister of Kylie Minogue, below the fold....
Anti-War Democrats - Here's Your Big Chance!
For years, liberal Democrats have worked to deliberately undermine the war effort in Iraq, all the while loudly braying about their patriotism, and taking offense with any who would dare to question it.
So here's your chance to make your case... and make $500 to boot!
From Frontpage Magazine:
David Horowitz's and Ben Johnson's Party of Defeat documents the five-year sabotage of the war policy by Democrats and radicals. It has been praised by seventeen members of Congress and the Senate. We are offering $500 to any critic of the war -- who has written for a reputable publication -- to write a critique of the book and its main thesis. Contact Frontpage Managing Editor Jamie Glazov at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Remember... they said "reputable".
So I guess that leaves you Kosbats out in the cold.
October 20, 2008
Battleground States: Some Encouraging Numbers from Rasmussen
The solid lines are graphs of rolling averages of Rasmussen's raw numbers (the stars). I ran a rolling average on these numbers for a reason. While it can sometimes be tough to spot trends in raw numbers, rolling averages can give a different perspective. Looking at these graphs, it appears that McCain's average is showing solid and steady upward momentum in Florida, while Obama is dropping. In Ohio, it appears that Obama's average was catching up on McCain's average in Ohio, but his rise may be slowing. His numbers may, in fact, be dropping in both states.
Looking at either the raw numbers or the rolling averages, it's not looking great for Obama in at least these two battleground states.
Marking Obama's Word
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If it wasn't for that pesky FOXNEWS.....
Barack Obama, who has consistently downplayed his relationship with William Ayers during his presidential campaign, once gave a glowing endorsement of a book by the former domestic terrorist and was mentioned by name in the book itself.and those pesky bloggers....
A blogger unearthed the Dec. 21, 1997, endorsement in the Chicago Tribune and posted photographs of the praise for Ayers' book on Zombietime.com Saturday.See Dub has more here at Michelle Malkin.
Hat Tip: Stable Hand.
So Far Today
I've gotten seven google alerts for "joe biden" aneurysm. He appears to be otherwise fit. No more known aneurysms ready to pop.
But its not really problem for me anyway, so long as Nancy Pelosi is not re-elected Speaker of the House.
John McCain as president, OK, but he needs to be a lot more cool. Otherwise I like him. He could be great if he can trim the Federal Govt.
Sarah Palin, Hot!. And we know the president of Pakistan will do whatever she asks...on his knees.......begging. Oh and she's hot.
Barack Obama, Kinda scary as president.
Joe Biden, a bit less scary than Obama.
Nancy Pelosi. OMG!
Al Qaeda for the Islamic Magreb Beheads Boy
They murdered him for cooking I guess. Left his head to be found.
It Will Be Kinda Difficult
For Zionistwatch to watch much of anything now.
Congratulations to a certain Zionist Internet Spy out there who PWNED them with a single email. You know who you are and yes its that easy.
Zionists Internet Spies 3, Frank Welter 0.
Waiting to Exhale
So you won't your exceed EPA mandated carbon output.
VIA WSJ: As Barack Obama's energy adviser has now made clear, the would-be President intends to blackmail -- or rather, greenmail -- Congress into falling in line with his climate agenda.You'll have to pry the gas pump from my cold dead hands while I'm filling my Harley! Did I mention it gets 45 to 50 mpg? Sounds like under Obama I'll be lucky to be able to afford the 2.7 gallons to fill it up.
Jason Grumet is currently executive director of an outfit called the National Commission on Energy Policy and one of Mr. Obama's key policy aides. In an interview last week with Bloomberg, Mr. Grumet said that come January the Environmental Protection Agency "would initiate those rulemakings" that classify carbon as a dangerous pollutant under current clean air laws. That move would impose new regulation and taxes across the entire economy, something that is usually the purview of Congress. Mr. Grumet warned that "in the absence of Congressional action" 18 months after Mr. Obama's inauguration, the EPA would move ahead with its own unilateral carbon crackdown anyway.
More here at Protein Wisdom.
Doom in Six Months(Gird your loins) Biden makes the mother of all gaffe's!!!
In a comment that will go down in political history as one of the BIGGEST Gaffe's ever uttered Senator Joe Biden said we will be attacked if we elect Barack Obama.....so brace yourselves.
ABC News' Matthew Jaffe Reports: Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., on Sunday guaranteed that if elected, Sen. Barack Obama., D-Ill., will be tested by an international crisis within his first six months in power and he will need supporters to stand by him as he makes tough, and possibly unpopular, decisions.Stunning in its stupidity....just freaking WOW!
"Mark my words," the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. "It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."
"I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate," Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities. "And he's gonna need help. And the kind of help he's gonna need is, he's gonna need you - not financially to help him - we're gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it's not gonna be apparent initially, it's not gonna be apparent that we're right."
Al Qaeda #2 in Iraq was a Swedish citizen
Al Qaida's #2 in Iraq, Muhammad Moumou, who was killed last week held Swedish citizenship. Moumou obtained Swedish citizenship back in 1994. Moumou was known to Swedish authorities as early as 2004 when he was arrested in Denmark for playing a role in the suicide bombing in Casablance back in 2003 that killed 33 people.
He was a close associate of al-Zarqawi and apparently served as Zarqawi's European liason for chemical and biological weapons.
From Washington Post
BAGHDAD, Oct. 16 -- Al-Qaeda in Iraq's alleged No. 2 leader, who the U.S. military said died this month after a gun battle with American forces in northern Iraq, was a Swedish citizen designated as a terrorist by the United States, the United Nations and the European Union, a U.S. official said Thursday.More at ROA
The intelligence official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Muhammad Moumou, 43, a Moroccan native, was the man U.S. military officials in Baghdad identified Wednesday as Abu Qaswarah.
U.S. officials say Moumou, who was born in the Moroccan city of Fez and obtained Swedish citizenship in 1994, was a close associate of al-Qaeda in Iraq founder Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in 2006.
He who controls the past controls the future.
A Healthy Dose of Paranoia
For the online Jihad.
Via WAPO: For al-Qaeda, "these sites are the equivalent of pentagon.mil, whitehouse.gov, att.com," said Evan F. Kohlmann, an expert on online al-Qaeda operations who has advised the FBI and others. With just one authorized al-Qaeda site still in business, "this has left al-Qaeda's propaganda strategy hanging by a very narrow thread."...Of course there is a downside.
...Johnsen said that on extremist "forums that are still up, you have people who are quite paranoid and quite confused" about what's going on. He said it is "certainly normal for jihadi chat rooms and forums . . . to have some kind of disruption. It was very clear this is something entirely different."
However, "the downside of knocking jihadist Web sites offline is that you lose the ability to monitor jihadist activities,"But then again, herding cats is an art rather than science. My guess is observing the reaction is also quite useful.
Someone Shooting at McCain's Bus
(Sunday, October 19 - Filed by Mark Williams in Raton, New Mexico with the Stop Obama Tour) We learned at this morning’s Stop Obama Rally here that the McCain/Palin Straight Talk Express came through town yesterday. It arrived with a window shattered by a .22 caliber weapon. It had also been hit by an unknown number of paint balls from a paint ball gun or guns. There were reportedly no injuries and neither candidate was on board.
Polish Held Hostage by Taliban
WARSAW (AFP) — A Polish engineer kidnapped two weeks ago in Pakistan by suspected Taliban militants appeared in a video address Tuesday urging the release of jailed Taliban fighters.The video is here.
"I'm in the hands of the Pakistani Taliban ... I demand that all those watching and listening to me, including Poles, put pressure on the (Pakistani) government to free those (Taliban) who are jailed. In this way, I will also be freed," engineer Piotr Stanczak said in a video aired by Poland's TVN24 news channel Tuesday.
The video was originally received by Pakistan media outlets.
Stanczak appears in traditional Pakistani attire sitting on a carpet in front of a stone wall. He spoke in a calm voice into a microphone with the barrels of two rifles pointed at him.
Family and friends confirmed the person who appeared in the video was indeed Stanczak.
Chinese Hostage Escapes Taliban
One of two Chinese engineers held hostage for seven weeks by Taliban militants escaped Friday, Pakistan's military said.They will demand what the Taliban always demands, money. The Koran says you can treat an infidel as you wish. You can kidnap him, ransom him, murder him. Its all the same under Islam, commit whatever crime you wish so long as its an infidel, or if its Muslims just claim he's a spy, apostate or trimmed his beard. Its all good so longs as that butcher Muhammed(PBUH) said it is.
The two engineers, who were kidnapped in August in northern Pakistan, both attempted to escape early Friday but one was shot in the leg and remains in the hands of his abductors, said Muslim Khan, a spokesman for the Taliban.
Khan said the remaining captive had been moved to a new location.
It was not immediately clear what the group has been demanding in exchange for the hostages' release.
Religion of Murdering Women Update
The Taliban have murdered a female aid worker in Kabul. A couple brave Mujahadeen pulled up beside her on their motor bike. Pulled a gun and shot the unarmed woman to death as she walked to work.
Via BBC: A woman working for a UK-registered charity has been shot dead near Kabul University in the Afghan capital.The Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in reference to the killing.
The woman, Gayle Williams, was a UK and South African national. She was killed by two men on a motorbike, witnesses told the BBC.
The Taleban are reported to have said they killed her because she was working for a Christian organisation called Serve Afghanistan.
In August the Taleban killed three foreign women near Kabul.
(*)We murdered her because she was working for an organisation which was preaching Christianity in Afghanistan. Its well known that our Islam is such a shaky faithless lie that we cannot tolerate Christians preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our Muslim lands.More from Phyllis Chesler here.
Why if we let Islam stand on its own merits in the face of the Gospel without using torture, murder and kidnapping to maintain our Ummah, we would soon loose our ability to convince people to blow themselves up for the sake of the moon god allah. We would also have a hard time convincing the locals that all the hardships we face are the fault of the Zionist Crusader Infidels. They might actually hold us accountable.
So we will continue to use cold blooded murder, kidnapping and fear to make sure that Allah (the most gracious and compassionate cept when he demands we murder girls) continues to be the number one worshiped myth in Afghanistan ,Inshallah
(*)Yeah I helped him, just a little bit.
Whopper of the Day : "Neither Presidential Candidate Has Any Relevant Experience"
Courtesy of Fareed Zakaria, writing at Newspeak:
"Let's be honest: neither candidate has past experience that is relevant to being president..."Neither candidate? Let's review:
Position sought : Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Armed Forces
1958 : Graduate, U.S. Naval AcademyPosition sought : Article II Chief Executive, Federal Government of the United States
1958-67 : Naval aviator
1967-73 : P.O.W.
1973-74 : National War College
1974-77 : Commanding Officer, Attack Squadron 174 (the largest aviation squadron in the U.S. Navy)
1977-81 : U.S. Navy liaison to the U.S. Senate
1982-1986 : Member, U.S. House of RepresentativesNone of that is relevant to being president? Really???
1987-2008 : U.S. Senator, including service on:Senate Armed Services Committee (Ranking Member)2000 : Presidential Candidate
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs
2008 : Presidential Candidate
Gingrich says GOP can gain if Obama wins
He hasn't given up on John McCain winning this year's presidential election, but former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says Republicans could gain future election victories, if Barack Obama wins next month, and Congressional Democrats expand their majority in the U.S. House and Senate.
Speaking on WBAL's "Kendel and Bob Show" Saturday, Gingrich said he sees potential parallels between this year's election and the 1964 presidential election.
Gingrich pointed out that in 1966, Republicans gained a number of Congressional seats, and then won back the White House in 1968.
Gingrich said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid represent the "most liberal leadership Congress has ever had."
Gingrich adds that if Obama as president enacts an agenda similar to those of the Congressional leaders, he suspects, " an enormous Republican comeback in 2010, and probably a new Republican president in 2012."
Gingrich said that if Obama, as president works with Republicans and conservative Democrats, he risks alienating the labor unions and activist groups that have supported his campaign.
Gingrich said the race is much closer than polls indicate, and he says McCain can still win, if he stresses differences with Obama over how to improve the economy.
"I think that if he drives very hard, at the idea that you don't want politicians taking your taxes to give away to their friends…I think the country would in fact repudiate the idea that Senator Obama would want to 'spread the wealth,' " Gingrich said.
Gingrich led the Republicans to their takeover of Congress after the 1994 election.
Among the freshmen Republicans elected that year, Robert Ehrlich, who was later elected governor, and who now co-hosts the WBAL talk show with his wife.
Audio clips of the show are available.
Alcohol Shrinks Brains, Coffee Shrinks Breasts
According to a study published in the Archives of Neurology, people who drink alcohol have a smaller brain volume than people who don't drink alcohol.
"Decline in brain volume -- estimated at 2 percent per decade -- is a natural part of aging," says Carol Ann Paul, who conducted the study when she was at the Boston University School of Public Health. She had hoped to find that alcohol might protect against such brain shrinkage.There you go, more confusion. We now have a study to counter previous studies which found that a drink or two every day is beneficial to a person's health.
"However, we did not find the protective effect," says Paul ... "In fact, any level of alcohol consumption resulted in a decline in brain volume."
Couple the alcohol study with the recent report that coffee shrinks women's breasts and it's hard to dispute the contention that the constant flow of sketchy research reports does more to frighten and confound people than it helps.
[Update] New study from Germany says snoring is linked to erectile dysfunction. So, is it that snoring shrinks penises or shrunken penises cause snoring? You make the call.
William Ayers on the End of the Empire
"The end of an empire is messy at best...and this one is ending like all the rest."
- Posted to Bill Ayers' blog, Sept. 10, 2008
Seems to me that empires have a tendency to end with political chaos, purges, imprisonment of heretics, etc...
Sony Commits Dhimmitude
They're pulling a game off the shelves because Muslims object to a single song.
Although the game is already pressed, packaged, and reportedly sitting in the back rooms of many worldwide retailers awaiting its original Oct. 21 debut, gamers eager to get hold of it will have to wait at least another week while the offending content is expunged. Updated versions of the game are expected to be shipped to stores during the week of October 27.
This is ridiculous. Gamers, whatever platform you game on, do not buy this game. Let's show Sony that it is not in their financial interest to kowtow to Islamotards.
October 19, 2008
Barack Obama's Review of Ayers Book
He doesn't know who this guy is, never did, never worked with him or near him on anything, was eight when this POS was bombing the Pentagon and planning to kill soldiers, but somehow, Barry got around to reviewing his book (a glowing review, obviously. Searing.).
See this mystery guy "Bill Ayers" and Obama's review of his book at zombie's place.
Once you've taken that in, watch this video and send it along to all of your "undecided" friends.
Moroccan Court Sends 45 Muslim Terrorists to Prison
(Rabat, Morocco) A Moroccan court convicted and sentenced 45 Islamist terrorists on Friday for last year's suicide bombing of an Internet cafe in Casablanca. The defendants were found guilty of forming a terrorist gang, making explosives, committing theft and forgery and failing to denounce terrorism.
According to defense lawyer Khalil Idrissi, the longest jail term was imposed upon Abdelkrim Ougard who was sentenced to 30 years.
All those convicted were accused of links to the March 2007 suicide bombing at in Casablanca. The bomber, Abdelfettah Raydi, 23, detonated his charge after the cafe's owner caught him surfing an Islamist website. After the blast, a police investigation found an alleged plot to attack Casablanca's port and police stations and tourist sites around Morocco.Unnamed rights groups have complained that many Islamists were given harsh sentences based on flimsy evidence.
Youssef Khouidri, who dropped his bombs and fled the scene of Raydi's blast, was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Twelve others were given six to 15 years, and four people were acquitted, Idrissi said.
Nonetheless, it's understandable that the Moroccans would take a harsh view of terrorists since the nation has suffered serious attacks in the past. Notably, in 2003, 45 people were killed in a series of bomb attacks in Casablanca.
This guy's father invented the Lear Jet
I'm a little krunk after drinking a whole bottle of wine tonight. So, I think I can get a way with posting this crazy stuff. It's from Coast to Coast (the best radio shotw outu there!). Just want to you warn you guys, this internview will blow you away!!!11!!1one
October 18, 2008
Can McCain Win?
OK, folks, it's time for a sober and realistic assessment.
It's October. Crunch time. The Democrat ticket is up by as much as 11 points in some polls.
With almost no time to go before election day, polling shows the Democrat ticket up several points nationally and up FIVE POINTS in "must-win" Florida. Two weeks out from election day, some polling shows the Democrat ticket holding double-digit leads in 13 swing states.
Is the Republican ticket toast?
My .02: the only way this election becomes a foregone conclusion is if we accept the media narrative and let it become so.
Don't believe the hype.
HOLD THE LINE.
McCain POW Film Blocked by Hollywood
Until after the November election, Warner Brothers has blocked the release of a film about the Hanoi Hilton, featuring an interview with John McCain discussing his imprisonment. The film is a favorable portrayal.
Warner Brothers spokesman Ronnee Sass said, "It's just us trying to be cautious and not affect the election one way or the other."
Of course, the desire to not affect the election doesn't impact the release of any anti-Republican or anti-American Hollywood productions. (more)
Stairsway to Heaven
I don't know what will happen in the World Series with my Phillies this year.
Whatever happens, this remains the standard moment next to which all heroic Phillies deeds after 2008 may be judged.
I need a cigarette.
Anteater, tear this ship apart until you have found those plans! And bring me the other candidates.
I want them alive!
Obama Disses Ownership Society, Capitalism
Replace the euphamism "economic philosophy" with "capitalism."
I don't kno who did this video. The paranoia isn't important. The speech is.
Boy. Obama sure seems eager to get his hands on more of your money.
Try and square it with what's happening to Joe the Plumber after he merely asked Barack Obama to "educate" the masses as to the driving ethos of his "economic philosophy." Obama did it.
Spread the wealth. Remember that during the coming recession.
Obama's Amerika: Female McCain Supporter Attacked in NYC
"Go out there and get in their faces." - Barack Obama (D)
Hm. Looks like some of the tough-guy trash supporting your candidacy took your commandment literally, Barry. How responsible of you.
Physical assault we can believe in!
While the Democrat-leaning media continues to scare undecided voters with bedtime stories about some mythical angry McCain supporter whom nobody has seen, here is a real district attorney’s complaint documenting an unprovoked assault by an enraged Democrat against a McCain volunteer in midtown Manhattan: “Defendant grabbed the sign [informant] was holding, broke the wood stick that was attached to it, and then struck informant in informant’s face thereby causing informant to sustain redness, swelling, and bruising to informant’s face and further causing informant to sustain substantial pain.”DA report here.
Someone email it to one of the big three networks. Request the victim be put on with Couric, Charlie and Williams.
Christ - it happened a few miles from their headquarters. If they can get a news crew to stick a camera up Joe the Plumber's butt 24-7, you'd think they could get their investigative team on this, which unlike the made-up MCCAIN RAGE GANGS, actually is, you know, happening . In their city.
DNC Chair Talked to Disgraced Democrat Congressman Before He Kicked Mistress Off Payroll
I'm just wondering when Congressional leaders like Nancy Pelosi (D) and Hary Reid (D) - as well as their entire "corruption free" party - will be blamed for Tim Mahoney's (D) affair, coverup and misdirection of taxpayer funds with the same intensity and tenacity that Mark Foley and Denny Hastert were.
When does the drumbeat start, MSM? I'm ready to throw the bums out.
North Korean diplomats placed on alert(Did something just happen?)
TOKYO (AFP) — North Korea has ordered its diplomats overseas to get ready for an "important announcement" that may be related to the health of its reclusive leader Kim Jong-Il, a Japanese newspaper said Saturday.
Pyongyang has told diplomats around the world to stay in one place and refrain from travelling, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported, quoting several unnamed sources familiar with North Korean issues.
The sources speculated the message could be related to North Korea's relations with South Korea or the health of Kim, Japan's best-selling daily said, adding that the announcement was expected in a few days.
U.S. strike is said to kill Al-Qaida figure in Pakistan(#4 gets it in a pickup)
I don't usually post the whole article as a rule.....but this one is so full of details....I'm breaking my own rule.....just once....I hope the boss doesn't mind.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A missile attack from a remotely piloted U.S. aircraft is believed to have killed a senior member of Al-Qaida in South Waziristan on Thursday, a former member of a militant group in the region said in an interview.Nailed him sitting in his pickup...:-)
The operative, Khalid Habib, an Egyptian who was chief of operations in Pakistan's tribal region, is described by the CIA as the fourth-ranking person in the Qaida hierarchy.
The attack, on the village of Taparghai, killed four people, some of them Arabs, according to initial reports Thursday.
A Pakistani intelligence official declined Friday to confirm the death of Habib. A U.S. official involved in the campaign against Al-Qaida in Pakistan's tribal areas said he could not confirm the report that Habib had died. It often takes U.S. officials some time to determine the success or failure of attacks by remotely piloted aircraft in the rugged and remote terrain of the tribal areas.
Habib recently moved to Taparghai from Wana, the capital of South Waziristan, which is in an area that the Americans have been attacking with increasing frequency. Their primary goal is to break the militant network there related to Sirajuddin Haqqani, a Taliban leader closely allied to Al-Qaida, the former member of the militant group said.
Habib had relocated to Taparghai expressly to avoid missile strikes, the former militant said. The area around Taparghai is near Makin, a base of Baitullah Mehsud, the chief of the Pakistani Taliban.
Habib was in a parked Toyota four-by-four when he was hit by the missile.
October 17, 2008
UNL "Ayers" in Judgment, but Ultimately Rescinds Invitation
The University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL) invited "unrepentant terrorist" William Ayers back in February to speak at the University on November 15 as the keynote speaker at an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the UNL teachers college.
Officials had said Ayers was invited to come Nov. 15 because of his expertise in research related to small schools and urban education.
Ayers is currently at the University of Illinois Chicago and is an education professor.
Tonight, UNL announced that it has rescinded its offer for Ayers to speak due to "safety concerns."
The announcement comes after Gov. Dave Heineman and others asked the university to rescind its invitation.
"This has become an embarrassment, not only to the university, but the state of Nebraska," Heineman said. "I've heard from parents who want to pull children out of the university, contributors who no longer want to give to the university. It's not worth it, considering who this individual is."
The University, in particular Board of Regents Chairman Chuck Hassebrook insists that it had nothing to do with the pressure from the Governor or other leaders and that those calls to cancel were "crass opportunism."
The chairman of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents says calls from the governor and other politicians had nothing to do with the cancellation of a visit from William Ayers.
Chuck Hassebrook says those calls were crass opportunism.
He says the decision fell to the college that invited Ayers to speak months before he became a central figure in the presidential campaign.
He also said this, though:
But nonetheless, he is relieved. He called Ayers an "unrepentant terrorist" and said he shouldn't be given a keynote address.
Earl Scudder, a Board of Regents candidate, called the invitation "a rare example of poor judgment."
"if they properly investigated that background when he was invited in February," said Scudder. "I would hope he would not have been invited to address the University students."
But Scudder stopped short of demanding the University rescind the invitation.
"I don't think it's appropriate for any of us as University supporters or candidates for the board of regents to be trying to pressure people to avoid unpopular figures."
While I passionately disagree with Scudder's decision not to demand the invitation be rescinded, I do agree with his concern about the University looking at Ayers background. A simple Google search would have given any half-brained twit enough material to say "hell no, he ain't coming HERE." Either way, though, it was egregiously reckless. If they didn't do their homework, they have no idea who they are inviting to come speak at their University and if they DID do their homework, it is a horrific lapse in judgment.
I personally call bullshit. I believe the pressures of many helped deliver the message that WE DON'T WANT BILL AYERS IN NEBRASKA!! The fallout had the University carried through with their plans would have been significant.
Update: Egregiously reckless, indeed.
Here is background on the decision-making process used to select and invite and reaffirm Ayers' invitation to speak:
"We do not condone his 1960s, 1970s actions in any way, shape or form ... but we are interested in the 40 years since then, when he has developed skills in topics that are of interest to our students and faculty," said Marjorie Kostelnik, dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences.
"We have made clear to him that what we are interested in is his research, not his political past."
She said Ayers is an expert in two areas that are of interest to the university’s teaching students: teaching methods that help assure students of all socio-economic backgrounds receive quality education; and research designed to increase teachers’ understanding of how people think and learn.
Kostelnik said Ayers was invited before he emerged as a controversial figure in the presidential campaign but that faculty members who decided to invite him, including herself, had a superficial knowledge of his past.
During a faculty discussion of whether he should be invited, his violent past "never came up," Kostelnik said.
When his invitation was announced at a faculty meeting in August, a faculty member asked if the group knew who Ayers is. Kostelnik said more research was done on his radical activities, and the group that decided to invite him stuck with its initial decision.
"The group was very clear to me they were purely interested in his research perspectives," she said.
Glenn Beck Hired by Fox News Channel
Announced yesterday, Glenn Beck has been hired to host a 5 to 6 PM weeknight show on Fox News Channel, starting in the spring. Beck's contract with CNN ends in February.
Apparently, Beck and CNN could not agree on contract terms, leaving an opening for Roger Ailes, chairman of Fox News, to make an offer. (more)
Video : WHAT'S NEXT???
This guy is wound up pretty tight about the establishment's project to destroy Joe the Plumber, but ya know, I'm wound up pretty tight about that myself, so...
Speaking of WTF...
Discuss amongst yourselves.
I got nothin...
OK so the hanging flash video freeze bug has worn out my patience. I've turned off java and tried several other "solutions" from forums.
It will help for a while but it always comes back. After one or two youtubes or other flash vidoes I'm done. Then restart firefox, restart computer, break things. I really like the browser but they still have not fixed it and I can't take it any effing more. I'll have to suffer through with IE I guess.
I've had it up to here with waiting for Mozilla to fix it. F*ck Firefox!
The Crackhead Almanac
I'm not quite sure what to make of all this...
Peggy Noonan, Please STFU
I'll confess I've agreed with Peggy Noonan many times when she's hammered on the GOP establishment for abandoning the Reagan vision. Ms. Noonan has been spot on as to that--and eloquent, as always.
That said, I've finally had ENOUGH of whining and elitism from our commentariat, including Ms. Noonan, as regards Gov. Palin.
In case you missed it, Sarah Palin is the only reason John McCain is even IN THIS RACE AT ALL right now, and if the GOP plans to even EXIST 20 years from now, re-connection with, and reinvigoration of, the grassroots base is the only hope that the party has. Palin brings that re-connection and re-invigoration in droves.
What would you have preferred, Ms. Noonan? What combo would have put this race in the bag? McCain-Lieberman? McCain-Huckabee? McCain-Pawlenty? Please...
Above all else, the nomination of the generally-libertarianish and rugged individualist Palin at least slowed (if not blocked) the ascension of the center-left populist Huckabee to the front-runner spot in 2012, and for that reason alone, all limited-government conservatives owe McCain a debt of gratitude.
I'll concede that, given the option, Ronald Reagan would have been a better choice for VP than Sarah Palin.
Sadly, Ronald Reagan was not an option this time around.
Of the choices available to John McCain, Gov. Palin was, at the very least, one of the best. Whatever her detractors may have to say about her, they should at least be honest enough to concede that point.
As far as I'm concerned, whatever happens come November 4th, I for one am leaning toward Sarah Palin in 2012.
Jack M at Ace of Spades HQ has similar thoughts:
Once, Mrs. Noonan, you were a revolutionary. You would have understood and celebrated the Palin phenomena. You would have lauded the good it has done for our party.Tacitus (who spins quite a good yarn) adds:
It appears that those days are gone.
The problem of you and the rest of the intelligentsia on the conservative side of the aisle is that most of you are profusely embarrassed by the stylistic, not substantive, failings of your candidates. To make matters worse for your readers, there happens to be a candidate at the top of the Democratic ticket who has the opposite problem (lots of style, little substance), one which was widely recognized by yourselves and your readers prior to McCain’s financial crisis poll-slide and Palin’s Katie Couric interviews. You mull it over and decide that the Democratic candidate is the better choice, not for your historical ideological alignment but because he’s the more intellectually defensible choice when it comes to your profession. You’ve made a choice that will make it easier for you to maintain your credibility as thought leaders and journalists.OUCH. That'll leave a mark.
K-Lo has her own thoughts.
How Much Do We Really Know About Jonathan Martin?
Is Ben Smith registered to vote?
Is Jonathan Martin all paid up on his taxes?
Does John Seewer have all of his licenses paid up and papers filed with the appropriate authorities?
Seems like there are a lot of unanswered questions about these guys. It's not 100% clear that any of these guys were fully vetted by...well, whoever does that sort of thing.
Of course, a few days ago, I would've thought that this sort of private, personal information about private citizens was considered "off-limits" and irrelevant. Apparently not...
Link between child porn and terrorism
It is not clear whether the terrorists were more interested in the material for personal gratification or were drawn to child porn networks as a secure means of sending messages. In one case fewer than a dozen images were found; in another, 40,000.
At first I was pretty surprised to read this article but after giving it some thought I'm not at surprised. After all, one of the main reasons terrorists blow themselves up is to go to 'paradise' and have sex with 72 virgins. So, sex is intimately linked with suicide bombing. Add the fact that islam allows men to marry girls from the age of 6 and consummate the marriage when the girl is 9.
Handicapped Man "Assisted" To Vote for Obama Against His Will
A news report from WALB TV in Georgia outlines a case of "assisted voting", in which a mentally handicapped man is taken to a polling place and forced to vote for Obama, despite his stated intention to vote for McCain.
I've got nothing clever to say about this. It is simply despicable... in addition to being illegal.
Hat-Tips - HotAir, and SH for bringing it to my attention.
Daily Kos : "Joe the Racist Plumber"
Having encountered an actual blue-collar member of the proletariat, the white-collar bourgeois Kossacks recoil in horror at what they see:
Finally we heard the talk of real Americans! Too bad that talk ended up being more racist drivel...Someone needs to explain to the communists that the proletariat they claim to care so much about is made up of actual workers, most of whom share a whole lot more with Joe the Plumber than they do with the bronze statues they saw on vacation in Stalingrad.
This again comes down to racial identity. McCain can be trusted; Obama cannot. The white man can be trusted, even when his words and deeds show otherwise; the black man is clearly a Manchurian Candidate waiting to ambush this country and its poor plumbers. Joe the Plumber may not want to think this way; he may not even realize that he thinks this way. Nonetheless, Joe has chosen to believe the white man and suspect the black man without any verifying evidence of real worth. That, my actual friends, is called racism.
And therefore, for all the nicknames we can find for Joe Wurzelbacher, the only one I truly prefer is "Joe the Racist Plumber."
And then there's this champion of the common man:
"Joe the Plumber" liar or idiot?...More commie love for Joe:
[M]aybe I shouldn't be calling [Joe the Plumber] a liar, maybe he is just an idiot, a useful idiot for McCain. But I'm tired of the stupidity and the fact that the stupidity is encouraged by the TM. And while JtP may be too stupid to realize he is lying the reporters aren't that stupid.
So while this started as a little rant against JtP it really is a rant against the TM. No wonder the U.S. has been an idiocracy the last eight years. When the JtPs voices are given the same weight as the real experts what else can we expect. Thank god for the blogosphere and DailyKos.
Joe the Plumber is a fraud. He is not a Joe the Plumber, but rather Joe the Shill.
Sheriff Arpaio Raids Mesa City Hall
(Mesa, Arizona) After a Maricopa County Sheriff's undercover detective infiltrated a cleaning business and was instructed how to obtain fraudulent identification, Sheriff Joe Arpaio ordered a predawn raid.
Early Thursday, about 30 deputies and 30 volunteer posse members stormed the Mesa City Hall and the library carrying semi-automatic weapons and wearing bullet-proof vests.
Deputies fanned out and arrested three people; 13 others, including a manager at Management Cleaning Controls, were arrested at residences later that morning, Arpaio said. Ten were arrested on suspicion of identity theft and six for potentially being in the country illegally.Mesa Mayor Scott Smith was distraught as he spoke to reporters. He said that Mesa City Hall was violated by another government agency and the workers were terrified.
The 16 arrested included six people who were not named in the warrants. Arpaio said they are still looking for 15 more company employees. [...]
Joining Arpaio in an afternoon press conference, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas said the cleaning company had been under investigation for months. When asked why Mesa police could not handle the case, Arpaio said, "It's my jurisdiction, too. You seem to forget."
Then he suggested that there was something in the Mesa police "culture" that "they do not want to enforce the immigration laws."
Heh. It appears that there is less than general agreement within Maricopa County on how to enforce immigration laws.
Obama's Treasurer Martin Nesbitt Won't Pay His Patriotic Taxes
If tax liens are such an indicator of character and trustworthiness, wouldn’t it have more significance for the treasurer of a presidential campaign than for a man who just asked a question of the candidate? If the national media has such an interest in investigating a plumber who made a couple of national appearances, why wouldn’t they have at least the same interest in the people running a major party presidential campaign?Geesh, I'm going to have to add a new Jawa category called Ministry of Irony if this keeps up.
...Because, you know, associations matter when choosing a plumber, but apparently not when choosing a President.
Unperson Silenced by Ministry of Truthiness
A witness to Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers is keeping quiet.
The source was considering dropping his demand for anonymity. Thus likely moving the story forward. (He wasn't considering going forward with the Politico, by the way: but with the other, more important organization.)I've got a problem with the way the Bill Ayers issue has been handled by the McCain campaign. Bill Ayers is not some "washed up terrorist". What Ayers did in the 60's is not important. What is important is what Bill Ayers is and is doing now. He is a major influence in Education and seeks to embed a socialist political philosophy into elementary education. Thus making your kids into nice little Marxists.
And now, today? After witnessing Politico, among others, savage Joe Wurtzelbacher?
The Politico has this story. They've had it for a while. They don't want to run it with the guy's anonymity kept intact.
Gee, I wonder why he wanted to keep that?
They're willing to endlessly vet anyone who even asks Barack Obama a question, but not Barack Obama himself.
But nary a word about it from the campaigns. Obama has never been made to answer any question about Ayers educational philosophy and if he agrees with it.
Obama Takes a Look Down His Neo Communist Nose at Plumbers
Remember Mr. Obama its called an income tax, not a profit tax.
Which he probably won't have to worry about any more, because Joe is being crucified.
October 16, 2008
After Years of Looking the Other Way on Obama's Lack of Candor, Mainstream Media FINALLY Investigates
...Joe the Plumber.
Seems to me these hacks have put more effort into investigating Joe the Plumber in the last 24 hours than they've put into investigating Barack Obama in the last 24 months.
They'll grill Ohio Plumber Joe (who's not running for anything) over his prior affiliation with the Natural Law Party, but not a single fucking question to Democrat Presidential Candidate Barack Obama over his membership in the radical socialist New Party???
Can't you assholes at least make an ATTEMPT to look like you're not spending every night having wet dreams about President Obama in the White House? Jesus, people!!!!
Commandment 12: Thou shalt not question The Messiah.
Which mainstream magazine will be scrambling to get the Joe the Plumber exclusive interview?
Joe the Plumber Kicks Ass, Takes Names
Four minutes of undiluted blue-collar awesomeness.
h/t : Allah
Even More Taliban Websites
Providing business services, even free ones, to the Taliban violates the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). Each IEEPA violation of carries a fine of up to $250,000.
Any foreign providers are in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267.
You can help by e-mailing the webhosts below, and reminding them of those little facts. Make sure to copy and paste all of the offending websites into the message.
Since we Pwn3d the Taliban's main web address alemarah.org a while back Adil got all imaginative and put the sites back up as
These are hosted by Hostnex Web Solutions out of Islamabad Pakistan.
Which would make it out of out range, except for Hostnex simply resells hosting from the actual host...
SoftLayer Technologies Inc out of Dallas TX.
Hosted by 8rf.com
contact page for 8rf.com who is actually hosted by Managed Solutions Group Inc.
If 8rf does not respond then try..
Abuse department 1-954-323-2199(USA) or +359-888-373-946 (Europe)
Bonus email a terrorist : email@example.com
See our post here for a good example of how to take down a Taliban website.
Which Part of "It's Illegal to Host Taliban Websites" Do You Not Understand?
Official Taliban Websites Return to Web (Update: Almost There!)
Messin With the Taliban II: Electric Bugaloo
This Taliban Website Pwnage Dedicated to ISAF Troops in Afghanistan
(UPDATE: PWND) Canadian, American Firms Doing Business With Taliban
Official Taliban Websites Hosted in US (UPDATE: Jawas Pwn 32 Taliban Websites!)
Buh-bye Taliban Website *Bumped*
U.S. Companies Helping the Taliban *Bumped*
The Taliban Challenges Jawa, Jawa Responds
This has to be worth some cash......(Bumped)
Another Taliban Website Pwnd!
American Company Hosting Taliban Websites
Zulu Virgins Told to Put on Underwear
(Ulundi, South Africa) The centuries-old Zulu Royal Reed Dance (pic - nsfw) is held annually for the benefit of the king. Thousands of young, bare-breasted virgin girls wear only skimpy-short frontal aprons and dance around to display their intimate parts. The king chooses his wives from the eager nubile teens (below fold – nsfw).
Unfortunately, in recent years tourists from Europe have been taking close-up pictures of the Zulu virgins’ precious flowers with high-tech cameras and the practice has sullied the event. Consequently, the king has ordered the young maidens to cover their most tender flesh with underwear.
So, what happened to tolerance and multiculturalism? (more)
Zulu Virgins - Note small frontal apron
By the way, it's suspected that the word "perky" may not be directly translatable into the Zulu language.
Factcheck.org Whitewash.org Has to Admit Obama Lied His A.S.S. off on ACORN Last Night
From last night's debate:
Obama: The only involvement I've had with ACORN is, I represented them alongside the U.S. Justice Department in making Illinois implement a motor voter law that helped people get registered at DMVs.Factcheck.org response:
He did, but that wasn't his only involvement. He also worked closely with ACORN's Chicago office when he ran a Project Vote registration drive after law school, and Obama did some leadership training for Chicago ACORN. The Woods Fund, where Obama served as a board member, gave grants to ACORN's Chicago branch; both organizations are concerned with disadvantaged populations in that city. And during the primaries of this election, Obama's campaign paid upwards of $800,000 to the ACORN-affiliated Campaign Services Inc. for get-out-the-vote efforts (not voter registration). Those services were initially misrepresented on the campaign's Federal Election Commission reports, an error that some find suspicious and others say is par for the course. ACORN's Chicago office and CSI have not been under investigation.Unsurprisingly, Obama also, once again, blatantly lied about his relationship with Bill Ayers and his vote on the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, both of which, sadly but predictably, went completely unmentioned by
Obama's Record On Firearms Sucks
Hello, my name is Rich Pearson and I have been active in the firearm rights movement for over 40 years. For the past 15 years, I have served in the Illinois state capitol as the chief lobbyist for the Illinois State Rifle Association.
I lobbied Barack Obama extensively while he was an Illinois State Senator. As a result of that experience, I know Obama's attitudes toward guns and gun owners better than anyone. The truth be told, in all my years in the Capitol I have never met a legislator who harbors more contempt for the law-abiding firearm owner than does Barack Obama.
Although Obama claims to be an advocate for the 2nd Amendment, his voting record in the Illinois Senate paints a very different picture. While a state senator, Obama voted for a bill that would ban nearly every hunting rifle, shotgun and target rifle owned by Illinois citizens. That same bill would authorize the state police to raid homes of gun owners to forcibly confiscate banned guns. Obama supported a bill that would shut down law-abiding firearm manufacturers including Springfield Armory, Armalite, Rock River Arms and Les Baer. Obama also voted for a bill that would prohibit law-abiding citizens from purchasing more than one gun per month.
Without a doubt, Barack Obama has proven himself to be an enemy of the law abiding firearm owner. At the same time, Obama has proven himself to be a friend to the hardened criminal. While a state senator, Obama voted 4 times against legislation that would allow a homeowner to use a firearm in defense of home and family.
Does Barack Obama still sound to you like a "friend" of the law-abiding gun owner?
And speaking of friends, you can always tell a person by the company they keep. Obama counts among his friends the Rev. Michael Pfleger - a renegade Chicago priest who has openly called for the murder of gun shop owners and pro-gun legislators. Then there is his buddy Richard Daley, the mayor of Chicago who has declared that if it were up to him, nobody would be allowed to own a gun. And let's not forget Obama's pal George Soros - the guy who has pumped millions of dollars into the UN's international effort to disarm law-abiding citizens.
Obama has shown that he is more than willing to use other people's money to fund his campaign to take your guns away from you. While a board member of the leftist Joyce Foundation, Barack Obama wrote checks for tens of millions of dollars to extremist gun control organizations such as the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and the Violence Policy Center.
Does Barack Obama still sound to you like a "friend" of the law-abiding gun owner?
By now, I'm sure that many of you have received mailings from an organization called "American Hunters and Shooters Association(AHSA)" talking about what a swell fellow Obama is and how he honors the 2nd Amendment and how you will never have to worry about Obama coming to take your guns. Let me make it perfectly clear - everything the AHSA says about Obama is pure hogwash. The AHSA is headed by a group of left-wing elitists who subscribe to the British view of hunting and shooting. That is, a state of affairs where hunting and shooting are reserved for the wealthy upper-crust who can afford guided hunts on exclusive private reserves. The AHSA is not your friend, never will be.
In closing, I'd like to remind you that I'm a guy who has actually gone nose to nose with Obama on gun rights issues. The Obama I know cannot even begin to identify with this nation's outdoor traditions. The Obama I know sees you, the law abiding gun owner, as nothing but a low-class lummox who is easily swayed by the flash of a smile and a ration of rosy rhetoric. The Obama I know is a stony-faced liar who has honed his skill at getting what he wants - so long as people are willing to give it to him.
That's the Barack Obama I know.
The ISRA is the state's leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. Founded in 1903, the ISRA has represented the interests of millions of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.
WEB SITE: http://www.isra.org
SOURCE Illinois State Rifle Association
6 Killed in Predator Strike
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) — A suspected US drone fired two missiles on Thursday into a Pakistani tribal area that is a known Al-Qaeda and Taliban hub, killing at least five people, security officials said.[...]Press trust of India reports that one of the houses belonged to Ghazi Khan Mehsud, a member of the Mehsud tribe which Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsud is part of.
"Two missiles were fired, completely destroying the house. Reports confirm five dead," a security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
PHILLIES ARE WORLD SERIES BOUND
The Manny Show wasn't enough. I watched this game with a gaggle of Phillie phans in a bar in Washington DC. The debate was also on. We made sure to drown it out with something that really mattered.
Who won the stupid debate? The PHILLIES won the debate. Bitches.
October 15, 2008
Brunner Admits 200K Unmatched Voter Registrations
Video : Obama is 'Part of the Problem'
Lots of taliban killed this week
207 dead taliban in the past 5 days.
Across Afghanistan today, 88 taliban were killed in separate incidences. The BBC reported that 18 taliban were killed after they launched another unsuccessful attack on Lashkar Gah. Earlier in the week the taliban launched a large attack on Lashkar Gah that resulted in 100 dead taliban.
Reuters reported another 70 killed by an airstrike in the Helmand province.
Yesterday 19 taliban were killed as well as a commander, who facilitated the movement of terrorists across the Afghan border and coordinated attacks against NATO troops. Details at ROA
100 taliban were killed when they launched a well coordinated attack against Lashkar Gah, a town in the Helmand province. More details at ROA
So how many goat virgins do these dead terrorism scum get?
Terrorists don't like to commute
A report by Brent Smith in the National Insitute of Justice showed that terrorists don't like to commute. The study looked at four different groups of terrorists, international, leftist, right wing and environmental, in the US and looked at where the terrorists resided and where they planned to attack.
The study found that 44% of all terrorists lived within 30 miles of their target. But if you look at international terrorists (I think this is referring to jihadis) the numbers are even higher. Nearly three-fifths lived within 30 miles of their target.
The study also looked at how long, on average, it takes terrorists to prepare for their attacks. For international terrorists the average time to prepare for an attack is 92 days. The study showed that the majority of the preparations for attack are completed 15-30 days before the actual attack date.
Communist Party USA : 'Our Time Has Come.'
"We hope to be part of the discussion. I can see a role for the Communist Party in this next period."...Knock me over with a feather... /sarc
"They are all out working to get people to vote," explained Bill Davis, 65, who has been a faithful member for 37 years.
There is no communist running for the White House and the Communist Party does not endorse Democrat Barack Obama.
Yet many staff here wore [Obama's] picture on lapel buttons...
(Note : the above image is of one of Obama's HQ locations, not CPUSA HQ--though confusion on that point would certainly be understandable.)
Macho Sauce : Back with a Pep Talk
Save the House Conservatives!
If you have a few dollars burning a hole in your pocket, and you're interested in helping a conservative candidate in a meaningful way, let me suggest that you take a look at the following incumbents, all of whom have good voting records as conservatives, and all of whom are in competitive districts. The numbers in parentheses roughly correlate to the precentage of time that a candidate has voted on the conservative side on taxes, spending, gun rights, borders/immigration and right-to-life issues, according to prominent interest groups:
Tom Feeney (FL-24) (93%) DONATE HERE
Al-Qaeda's No. 2 in Iraq Is Killed by Coalition, Military Says
Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) -- U.S.-led troops killed the No. 2 leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq during an operation in the northern city of Mosul, the military said.
Abu Qaswarah, a Moroccan also known as Abu Sara, died Oct. 5 along with five terrorism suspects in an exchange of fire with coalition troops in a building that was a key base for al-Qaeda, the military said in an e-mailed statement today. His body was positively identified, according to the statement.
The Moroccan, who trained with al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, directed the movement of foreign terrorists into northern Iraq, the military said. As the group's most senior leader in the north of Iraq since 2007, Abu Qaswarah oversaw the failed attempt to destroy the Mosul Civic Center during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to the statement.
HOLD THE LINE (was re: Do Not Panic!)
None of us can say for certain what we will see when we look at our newspapers on the morning of November 5th.
If some of the mainstream media pundits can be believed, the Democrats could end up with a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and a "Blue Dog"-proof majority in the House.
They like to pretend they know, but they don't know, and neither do any of the rest of us. There is reason for concern, but there is also reason for optimism. The experts have been surprised many times before. Only time will tell.
What should really matter to each of us, however, is not what we'll all be seeing in the newspapers on the morning of November 5th.
What should matter is what we'll be seeing when we look in our bathroom mirrors.
When I look in that mirror, will I see a person who succumbed to despair and cynicism in a crucial hour, who stayed home, or put forth a half-hearted effort, convinced by the incessant drumbeat of our enemies that our battles were lost before they were even joined?
Or will I instead see a person I can be proud of, who fought like hell for cherished ideas and principles, unwilling to let my enemies subdue me without a fight?
Whatever I may see in the newspaper on November 5th, I certainly hope I see in the mirror someone who more closely resembles the latter.
Now, many of you may not be feeling particularly warm and fuzzy about the Republican Party these days. Any of you who feel that way are in very good company, and are joined by many conservatives and independents--including yours truly.
We're all angry and frustrated. The question for each of us, however, is whether we will channel that anger and frustration into something meaningful and productive, or simply waste it in some stupid and futile gesture of general protest against "the system."
Most of us are mad as hell at George W. Bush, and few of us are particularly fond of John McCain, but to let your feelings about Bush or McCain, or your least favorite RINO incumbent, dictate your actions about ALL Republicans or ALL incumbents is foolish and counter-productive.
Do whatever your conscience tells you in the voting booth, but whatever you do, get your ass to the polls and vote. Most of you reading this have at least one solid conservative reformer you can vote for, and many of our solid conservative reformers out there are in tight races this cycle. What does it benefit the conservative movement to see John Shadegg (AZ-3) or Marilyn Musgrave (CO-4) kicked out of office? To let even one of our conservative, reformist champions fall because of general anger at Republicans (actually RINOs) or "incumbents" or a desire to "send a message" is stupid.
Is "Politician X" part of the problem? Feel free to throw him out on his ear with my blessing--but please do your homework before you do. Is he or she really part of the problem?
If you don't know whether your own elected officials are part of the problem or part of the solution (i.e., a conservative), you might want to have a look over here, where you can find out, at a glance, how solid each of the federal incumbents is on immigration policy, taxes and spending, gun rights and right-to-life issues, based on interest group ratings. The database shows that Tom Coburn, for example, is rock solid across-the-board. Arlen Specter? Not so much.
No, Idiot, "I quit" Does Not Equal "Fatwa"
Poor Christopher Buckley, now he has a fatwa against him for endorsing Obama.
Damn those ChristoFascists at NR, damn them all to Hell.
Fatwa? Is that how you spell it?
As if the fact that the son of one of the greatest wordsmiths in our modern times can't even spell "fatwa" correctly, he manages to insult Ronald Reagan:
So, to paraphrase a real conservative, Ronald Reagan: I haven’t left the Republican Party. It left me.
Yeah, I'm sure if he were alive, Ronald Reagan would be voting for Obama.
Let's get back to that "fatwah" [sic] from the Conservative movement:
Within hours of my endorsement appearing in The Daily Beast it became clear that National Review had a serious problem on its hands. So the next morning, I thought the only decent thing to do would be to offer to resign my column there.
You quit, dumbass. Nobody forced you out under pain of death. The Mullahs of Iran didn't issue a death sentence upon you because you wrote a shitty book. Despite the fact that you've written a shitty book. That should have earned you a fatwa.
Go ahead and vote for Obama, Christopher Buckley, because it's painfully apparent that your father was prescient for not naming you William F. Buckley III.
October 14, 2008
'Great terror plot building up'(The Brits have caught wind of a terror plot)
Something wicked comes this way....here's hoping the good guys can stop whatever has them on edge.
"Another great plot" is being investigated by the authorities, counter-terrorism minister Lord West warned today.
"There is another great (terrorist) plot building up again and we are monitoring this," he told peers during a debate on new security laws.
Lord West, the former head of the Royal Navy, revealed the existence of the plot as the House of Lords continued debating the Counter Terrorism Bill.
He gave no more details of the threat.
His warning came less than 24 hours after peers forced the Government to abandon plans to extend maximum pre-charge detention for terror suspects to 42 days.
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith dropped the measure from the Bill after it was defeated in the upper house by 191 votes. But she warned critics that they were exposing the country to a greater risk.
Lord West was speaking during exchanges after repeating the Home Secretary's emergency statement last night setting out her plans to keep the 42-day proposals in a separate piece of legislation to be introduced if needed in face of an emergency.
He told peers: "Some of the measures that we have put into place in the past 15 months have made us safer, but that does not mean that we are safe.
"The threat is huge. It dipped slightly and is now rising again within the context of 'severe'. There are large complex plots. We unravelled one, which caused damage to al-Qa'ida and the plots faded slightly.
"However, another great plot is building up again, which we are monitoring.
An Urgent Message : Rep. Tim Walberg Needs Your Help
If you are a conservative, Tim Walberg (MI-07) is a candidate you should support. He has received high marks on pro-life, gun rights, immigration and fiscal issues. He has opposed the Bush administration on immigration policy and No Child Left Behind.
Given his conservative voting record, it's no surprise that Walberg has been targeted for elimination:
A few days ago the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (ASCME) spent $500,000 on TV ads aimed at defeating Congressman Tim Walberg, who is one of the best economic conservatives in Congress.READ MORE BELOW
That's the largest TV buy made in any congressional race by any labor union this year. It comes on top of another $400,000 spent in recent weeks by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Rep. Walberg earned one of the highest scores in the Club for Growth's rating of Congress and he opposes AFSCME's agenda. Tim sponsored the leading bill to promote offshore drilling, voted against every tax hike and sponsored the leading bill to make the Bush tax cuts permanent, including repeal of the Death Tax.
Walberg's Democratic opponent, State Senator Mark Schauer, voted for higher income taxes, higher sales taxes, and higher gas taxes.
There is no question that if Schauer makes it to Congress he will be one of the worst tax-hiking and pro-labor liberals in Congress.
Given Walberg's strong support for limited-government and lower taxes, it is no surprise that organized labor is so eager to defeat him next month.
Let's be sure that Tim has the funds he needs to match big labor ad for ad in the closing weeks of the campaign. Candidates can buy air time at lower rates than outside groups like AFSCME, so a dollar donated to Tim's campaign today will go further than money spent by AFSCME.
There are just 21 days until the election, so time is short.
Your contribution and that of other Club for Growth members can make the difference between reelecting a tax fighter like Tim Walberg and losing the race to a tax-hiker like Schauer.
If you prefer not to donate online, you can call us with your credit card ready at (800) 784-2741. Or you can donate to Rep. Walberg's campaign by check. Please make your checks payable to Walberg for Congress. Contributions are limited to $2,300 per person. Then mail your check to Club for Growth PAC, 2001 L St NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC, 20036.
Taliban leader killed by SAS was Pakistani military officer
More evidence that the Pakistani military is actively aiding the taliban. Not that any more evidence is needed.
Last year British SAS forces had killed a taliban leader in the Helmand province. Upon inspecting his body they found a Pakistani military ID on him. However, the British government kept this under wraps for the past year. This led to a diplomatic row with Afghan President Karzai, that he threatened to expel British diplomats from Afghanistan.
The British government did not release the information for fear of inflaming the Pakistani population residing in England. More at ROA
More Wisdom From Jeff
Cluebat Meets FBI
Almost a year after two teenage girls were found dead — allegedly executed by their father — in the back seat of a taxicab in Texas, the FBI is saying for the first time that the case may have been an "honor killing."Kudos to the FBI for calling this exactly what it is.
Sarah Said, 17, and her sister Amina, 18, were killed on New Year's Day, but for nine months authorities deflected questions about whether their father — the prime suspect and the subject of a nationwide manhunt — may have targeted them because of a perceived slight upon his honor.
Of course CAIR tried to make the "culture" excuse to the murders.
"As far as we're concerned, until the motive is proven in a court of law, this is [just] a homicide," Mustafaa Carroll, the executive director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations in Dallas, told FOXNews.com.Yeah right. CAIR is full of it. Islamic nations regularly sanction executions of women. CAIR is splitting hairs again.
The girls had confessed fornication to their mother. Fornication or sex before marriage is a crime under Islamic Sharia law. The maximum penalty is death, usually by stoning or hanging or in some cases beheading.
Often Islamist will say that such killing is un-Islamic because a verdict calling for the execution was not handed down by a proper Sharia court. Not for any disagreement with the action. Remember women are murdered every day by relatives and by state actors for the very same behavior. If sanctioned by an official Sharia court or not, I still call it murder.
Dr. Phyllis Chesler, (*) author of several books, including "The Death of Feminism: What's Next in the Struggle for Women's Freedom," said that the case fits the description of an honor killing.Let hope the FBI finds Yaser Abdel Said soon and brings hims to justice.
"The premeditation, the family collaboration, and the particular rules (set for the girls) make this consistent with an honor killing — not just domestic violence,” she said.
* I corrected FOXNEWS' spelling of Phyllis Chesler's name and added a link to her blog.
“Decades of Putting Israel’s Interests First” Will Come to an End
First class of Iraqi Air Force pilots graduate
KIRKUK, Iraq - The first class of Iraqi Air Force student pilots were awarded their flying wings as part of a graduation ceremony here, Oct. 13.
Nearly a year after the three trainees, Iraqi 2nd Lieutenants Hassan, Majid and Habeeb, entered the program, the success of the joint Iraqi Flying Training Wing and 52nd Expeditionary Flight Training Squadron came to a pivotal point in building a credible objective air force capable of conducting sustained operations in defense of the country.
As operations expand and the number of students being trained increases, the Iraqi Air Force will move closer to developing the foundational capabilities that will allow it to sustain independent operations and grow to meet future demands.
The new Iraqi Air Force stood up after the invasion in 2003 but, until today, all pilots were veterans who rejoined the force.
Before the graduation ceremony, the training wing dedicated its new facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
“The capability of this facility to train Iraqi pilots is very significant and will provide for the security of Iraq,” said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Brooks Bash, Coalition Air Force Transition Team commanding general.
Hat Tip and more at: The Donovan.
Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy to be Closed
The Colony Club in Soho is due to be closed in December following trouble renewing its lease.
A website www.savethecolonyclub.com has been established to try and save the historical haunt. Club members have asked TJR to help out with the cause. Rusty is offered to be a guest there and we've been promised that someone will dutifully and lovingly smack Christopher Hitchens up side the head for his article this week. So its kind of an offer we can't refuse.
We urgently need your help to save London's Colony Room Club, which is under threat of closure at the end of the year. Set up 60 years ago by Muriel Belcher in Soho's Dean Street, it has been a vibrant, unique and historical drinking den for artists, writers, musicians, actors and their acolytes. There is nowhere else like it in the world; one drunken member muttering, "Thank God for that".Via email.
basically the story is - the landlord wants to develop the property into studio flats - the current manager wants to sell off all the art and b*gger off to Barbados. Now these things are wrong because 1. the club should be granted sitting tenancy and 2. the art belongs to the club, not the current manager..... hence the campaign etc.Now you may ask yourself, why does TJR care about a wretched den of writers, artists and smugglers. Well these are the kinds of places you find kind of people willing to make quiet trip to Alderaan while avoiding any Imperial entanglements. Not to mention a piece of history is being wiped out by the leaseholder Jabba the Hut.
When asked Jabba said only
Where would I be if I wasn't willing to wipe out history at the first sign of a quick buck? It's not good business.So if you can throw these guys a link or a signature or a few credits, They can pay Jabba back, plus a little extra. They just need a little more time.
Sandra Bernhard Booted Off Benefit
The putative comedian, Sandra Bernhard, has been booted from an annual benefit gig after her one-woman show in Washington included the statement that Sarah Palin would be “gang-raped by my big black brothers.”
Comedian Carol Liefer will instead be hosting “Funny Women . . . Serious Business” for Rosie's Place, a shelter for poor and homeless women.
Strange. It’s not often that leftists suffer consequences for spewing outrageous manure.
Top Government Scientists Cross-Breed Sandcrawler and Star Destroyer
Ace has the pics of the seriously badass offspring.
October 13, 2008
Because I think we all need a reason to smile.
Video : Obama's Top Priority
h/t : HotAir
Stuff You'll have to do
First Obama will raise your taxes, then you just have to do exactly what Obama says you should. Then, just maybe if you don't make too much money, you might get some cash back.
If you didn't have money to do these things to start with. Well sorry.
Obama To Plumber: Yeah I'm a Neo-Commie
Obama doesn't want to "punish" the plumber, who's already struggling with high payroll taxes, for his success. He just wants the plumbers employees to have a chance at the same success.
Good luck with all that success once this small business man goes under. Yep he and his employees will enjoy that wonderful socialist equality!
They'll all be standing there in line together, with their food stamps, waiting for the government to stock the empty shelves.
Hat Tip: Cube Neighbor Gary.
Hat Tip: Kafir.
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Obama Voters Approve of His Sarah Palin Pick
Er, uh, Biden is Obama's C&nt, not Sarah.
Hat Tip: No Quarter.
American Arrested in Waziristan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A 20-year-old American man was arrested late Monday at a checkpoint near the Afghan border in a tribal region where Pakistani troops are fighting Taliban and al-Qaida militants, police said.CNN Quotes Pakistani sources as saying he was to meet "Habibullah", which so far as I can find out may be a Taliban leader who's brother died in US custody from a clot in the lung.
He said the man — identified on his passport as Juddi Kenan — did not have permission to be in the region as is required by Pakistani law. He was arrested at a checkpoint trying to enter Mohmand agency, Shahab said.
"He is holding an American passport, which shows him as a resident of Florida," Shahab said.
Developing. If anyone has more on Juddi Kenan (called Jude in the CNN story) please feel free to post in comments.
Who founded the New Party?
Rub A Dub Dub, ACORN Scrubs its Website.
Ahh but not quite fast enough.
Hat Tip: Stable Hand.
Gee, I bet this guy will get lots of love mail from the reality based community.
Via Newsvine: I believe Barack Obama is one of those people with a basic belief that America is an evil and racist nation that needs radical change. I not only believe that of Barack, but of his wife Michelle too, who early in his campaign let slip her true feelings about this country.Wow, personally Obama would probably bring a lot of good pork to my home state. You know, its hard to vote against the interest of your own state.
But I truly doubt Barack and Michelle have rejected their hidden rage and bitterness, under the warped hateful Afro-centric version of Christianity , which they were subjected to for many years under the pastor-ship Rev Jeremiah Wright.
But for me the problem is not Obama, the problem is his socialist leanings. A young person recently told me that voting for a communist was now OK because the US already is and has been a socialist country so what's the big deal?
Its interesting how soon we forget. These young people just don't know the reality that the more socialist you are, the less free you are.
Its a lesson that we apparently aren't teaching young people in Illinois any longer. Which makes sense, because one of the people leading elementary education policy on our state is Bill Ayers.
Hat Tip: Olivia.
New Ayers Book
I Wonder if Barack will keep a signed copy of that in the Lincoln bedroom? Must be cool to know cool authors like that personally.
I have a nice note and advance copy of The Last Patriot.
I guess the difference is I love America.
Someone isn't exactly a bright ray of sunshine herself.
LOL Islamic Stinkers Get Tossed From Islamic Day Parade
You'll recognize Joooseph Khattab's right hand man in this video. Gee where was Joey Cohen anyway? Must have wussed out.
OVER?!?!? NOTHING's Over Until We Decide It Is
Despite being a fairly intelligent fellow overall, former Vice President Dan Quayle is today considered to be one of the biggest doofuses in American political history.
Dan Quayle became a political laughingstock largely because of:
1. a mainstream media hostile to Republicans andDan Quayle's Chief of Staff during his time in the spotlight was a guy by the name of Bill Kristol.
2. extremely poor image management by Quayle's staff.
One might want to consider Bill Kristol's track record in image management before taking any political advice from him, particularly when he's given to hyperbole along the lines of the following:
[McCain's] campaign is totally overmatched by Obama’s. The Obama team is well organized, flush with resources, and the candidate and the campaign are in sync. The McCain campaign, once merely problematic, is now close to being out-and-out dysfunctional. Its combination of strategic incoherence and operational incompetence has become toxic. If the race continues over the next three weeks to be a conventional one, McCain is doomed.Just a thought.
He may be anyway. Bush is unpopular. The media is hostile. The financial meltdown has made things tougher. Maybe the situation is hopeless — and if it is, then nothing McCain or his campaign does matters.
Another data point to consider: Ohio is turning around, with two recent polls showing McCain in the lead. McCain's fortunes may be getting ready to turn around in Florida, Nevada and Missouri, as well.
A mere TEN DAYS AGO, the polls were a DEAD HEAT in most of the swing states, and no one was calling for McCain to fire his entire staff and completely change his entire campaign strategy.
DEAD HEAT. TEN DAYS AGO.
There are still TWENTY-TWO DAYS left between now and election day. That's an ETERNITY in presidential politics, and the numbers appear to be turning in McCain's direction in key states.
I'm all for sharing constructive criticism with the McCain Team, but all this whining and defeatism is driving me nuts.
I don't know about y'all, but I'm with Bluto:
Hugo Chaves Gets Results!
Bad results that is.
Via the Telegraph: The state oil company, PDVSA, produced 3.2 million barrels per day in 1998, the year before Mr Chavez won the presidency. After a decade of rising corruption and inefficiency, daily output has now fallen to 2.4 million barrels, according to OPEC figures. About half of this oil is now delivered at a discount to Mr Chavez's friends around Latin America. The 18 nations in his "Petrocaribe" club, founded in 2005, pay Venezuela only 30 per cent of the market price within 90 days, with rest in instalments spread over 25 years.I thought we proved Communism sucks four hundred times before? I guess many young people will be shocked to learn this. Best learn it quick.
The other half - 1.2 million barrels per day - goes to America, Venezuela's only genuinely paying customer...
...Mr Chavez faces huge financial problems. Nobody is sure at what point his government would be unable to pay its bills, but most sources consulted believe this would probably happen if oil falls to $80 a barrel. Yesterday, oil was trading at $79.80.
Cyber Jihad of Losers
Doing what they do best. Losing!
October 12, 2008
Open Letter to Yemeni President Saleh on the 8th Anniversary of the USS Cole Attack
October 10, 2008
It's that time of year again; yet another anniversary of the attack on the USS Cole in Port Aden, Yemen on October 12th, 2000. In that attack, our son and sixteen of his mates were brutally murdered, and 39 other sailors were wounded.
Since the last time I wrote you a year ago, many changes, some positive and some not, have occurred in relation to the attack on the Cole and the status of your corrupt regime. First and foremost, we wrote our Texas representative and members of Congress asking for a Congressional Hearing into why our government still supports your dictatorship after you gave the plotters and planners of the Cole attack reduced sentences and pardons for the murders of 17 American Sailors. The rest of the convicted killers conveniently escaped from your prisons. And some remain free to this day, eight years after the attack.
Our Senators have kept us informed as to our requests. We received word recently from them that next year Congress will hold Judiciary Committee hearings. We are extremely grateful to the politicians who have decided that its way past the time to review and hopefully take action against you and your regime. And to put an end to all your worthless and broken promises that you made to two American presidents and our government.
It can now be stated as fact, President Saleh, that FBI Agent John O'Neil and his team were correct in their suspicion that you and your government knew much more about the pending attack on the Cole than you admitted after the attack. Unfortunately, Ambassador Bodine and President Clinton refused to let the FBI follow up on their leads and question members of your government and family after the attack. Instead FBI agent O'Neil was kicked out of your country for wanting to conduct a proper investigation. How ironic that he would be killed in the 9/11 attack less than one year later; an attack that-if Presidents Clinton and Bush had heeded his requests-would not have happened in all probability.
You Sir could have allowed a thorough investigation after the Cole attack, so all of the clues and evidence and even some of the terrorists who would participate in 9/11 could have been found. But instead you and government not only interfered with the investigation but threw up hurdles to impede and effectively stop the investigation. So really, sir, you and your government are not only guilty in the Cole attack, but just as guilty in withholding evidence and protecting suspects that would later take part in the attack on 9/11.
We all know now, as many did then, that you were and still are covering up for your Al-Qaeda friends. You and your government did an excellent job at it too. All of the clues and leads that were just waiting to be pieced together after the Cole attack were concealed so well until it was too late to stop the next attack on our country less than a year later on September 11th.
There is a bright side for us in all of this for us, however. It is the fact that more and more people are now seeing how you have used and manipulated Al-Qaeda and two American administrations to achieve your own sick and twisted goals. More major US newspapers in the past year are now reporting how common it is for you to use Al-Qaeda as a friend one day (to fight for you to help quell rebellions in your country and to keep your people oppressed), and then on the next day use Al-Qaeda as a tool to get more money, arms and other assistance from America.
This past year we have watched as you imprisoned Yemeni journalists and activists who dared to question your regime's brutal tactics. My family and I were proud to sign the petition along with thousands of others to have those journalists freed.
And just as important, if not more so, is all the dedication of the men and women at the Military Commission who are working extremely hard and effectively at bringing more of your Al-Qaeda friends to Justice for the murder of our son and his mates. Even in a democracy such as ours we have faults and obstacles to overcome. We actually have Americans in this country that would rather see terrorists who have murdered their fellow Americans set free than to receive their punishment for their crimes. It's called partisan politics, or putting politics before the truth. But at least your terrorist friends stand to receive a more impartial trial here than they would from you. We all know how you treat killers. You free them to kill again.
My wife and I look forward to watching that trial in person and seeing the first real justice ever served on the killers since the Cole attack. It is my sincerest hope that I will be able to bear witness in person regarding the misery that those terrorists have brought, not only to us but to others as well. It's also my hope that the killers you set free will be caught in the future, and that they too will stand trial in a real courtroom, one that adheres to the laws of truth and justice rather than some dictator's personal whims such as yourself.
My wife and I will go to visit our son's gravesite this Sunday. I am going to read to him the letters from our congress people who are going to finally convene the long overdue Judiciary Hearings. I am also going to read to him how the American people are slowly beginning to realize how you and your regime have been allowed to get away with not only the murder of 17 sailors, but how your refusal to let the FBI conduct a proper Investigations led to one of the worst attacks on American soil, an attack that killed so many of my fellow Americans.
Our son's murder could have meant something at the time of the attack. But it was ignored by our government, because they were concerned about offending you, and because they were in the middle of a presidential election in the country. Historically major decisions are never made at such a time (be it by the Democrats' or Republicans') because they are concerned about negative fallout that might prevent them from keeping their jobs. The attack on the Cole could have been a wakeup call for our leaders to take action before it was too late.
Now our leaders have a second chance at correcting their first mistakes in dealing with you, your regime, and how they mishandled the aftermath of the Cole attack. They can all agree to stop the flow of money and arms to your regime. I hope they finally realize that its time put a stop to your policy of releasing known terrorists to kill other innocent people again, and your use of Al-Qaeda as a political tool to keep your regime in power in Yemen, and to squeeze more assistance from my government. The insanity has to be stopped sometime. I think that you are now watching and living the end of your ruthless reign over your people and Yemen. And the end is coming to your continued manipulation of my government for your own personal power and wealth.
We are also going to share with him about all of our fellow Americans who are helping us in setting right the terrible wrongs committed after the Forgotten Cole attack, and the free Yemenis who are working with us too. We know that he would be proud and happy to know that so many people want see him and his mates obtain the Justice that has been denied them for so many years now. All the help and support we have had from Americans and Yemenis makes me proud and still amazes me. It's one of my wife's greatest comforts to know that so many people care, while our government ignored her pleas for years.
In closing Sir, I would like to add that we still have not received a letter of condolence from your government for our son's murder in your country at your request. We like to think that with a new President in office next year and other new politicians as well that they will finally stop supporting your regime.
At least that action would give some meaning to our son's murder. So would knowing that he and his mates played a part in having one of the world's most devious, conniving, and murderous dictators removed from the position of power where you have caused so much death, destruction, and misery. It's my hope that I will not be writing you this time next year, unless you are in prison, but instead to a new leader of Yemen, a leader who will abide by freedom of the press and speech, freedom of religion, and all the other norms of a free society.
Remember the USS Cole, Mr. President. Because we the families of the murdered sailors and wounded sailors and Americans and free Yemenis will not rest until we achieve our goal of ridding Yemen of your presence.
Parents of Murdered Fireman, Gary G. Swenchonis, Jr.,
Gary G. Swenchonis, Sr. and Deborah Swenchonis
3,000 Christians Flee Muslim Death Squads
(Mosul, Iraq) Apparently the moderate Muslim population is not demanding peace and tolerance toward Christians in Mosul. Instead, the Christians are being killed.
Some 3,000 Christians have fled the city over the past week alone in a "major displacement," said Duraid Mohammed Kashmoula, the governor of northern Iraq's Ninevah province. He said most have left for churches, monasteries and the homes of relatives in nearby Christian villages and towns.Call me torn. The media and political leaders repeatedly contend that extremists are only a tiny fraction of the Muslim population yet the tiny fraction is somehow able to violently force a mass exodus of Christians from a major city.
"The Christians were subjected to abduction attempts and paid ransom, but now they are subjected to a killing campaign," Kashmoula said, adding he believed "al-Qaida" elements were to blame and called for a renewed drive to root them out.
One might conclude the deadly conditions provide proof that there likely exists no significant number of moderate followers of the religion of peace in Mosul. They must reside in other cities.
PETA Protests Peruvian Pussy-Eaters
(Canete, Peru) This week, the annual two-day Gastronomical Festival of the Cat was held near Lima and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have expressed outrage at little pussycats being butchered and eaten (story/video).
Reportedly, local people consume hundreds of cats prepared several ways, including fried cat, grilled cat and catburgers, as a cure for bronchial disease and as an aphrodisiac.
Attention all Chicagoans : If You Know Any Details About Obama and Ayers, Ace Would Like to Have a Word
Ace says there's a potentially-explosive story about Obama and Ayers sitting on an editor's desk pending fact-checking. He's calling on Chicago-area people familiar with the Obama-Ayers relationship to share what they know:
A reporter at a major media organization (not Fox) is sitting on a story that rubbishes the "guy from the neighborhood" claim.
But he's either unwilling to run it himself, as he will basically call Obama a straight-up liar, or else his organization is killing the story by ever-growing demands of proof...
[I]f you are in Obama's neighborhood in Chicago, or know someone who is, and know details of the Obama-Ayers relationship, contact me.
To really be helpful you'd have to go on the record, probably, but if you don't want to, blind stuff will help too.
Envision an Obama Presidency
If you're still on the fence about Obama, please participate in this creative visualization exercise.
Now, by all that's holy, please vote for McCain.
Russian Sub Shoots Missile 7,000 Miles
(Severomorsk, Russia) Yesterday, an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was test launched from a Russian submarine in the Barents Sea, ultimately landing in an area on the equator in the Pacific Ocean, said the Russian Navy Information and Public Relations spokesman, Igor Dygalo.
Apparently, President Medvedev watched. (story)
Blog Sabbath Caption Contest: Neo-Commie Edition
So far as I know William Ayers has yet to officially endorse Barack Obama for president. Write an endorsement for Ayers, add plenty of neo-communist socialist dogma.
Oh, and make it funny.
Fatwas will be issued.
Update : Fatwas Issued!
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa goes to:
eli, for I can't wait for my kids to kill me.
The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa goes to:
dr. akim ullshitbey , for brothers and sisters i can see no comrade greater than brother obama to lead us, the proletariat, past our former capitalist overlords. please wipe your feet on the provided mat when you enter the white dacha, er, i mean white house. dosvedanya.
The "why you insult holly quoran" fatwa goes to:
TomC, for Vote Obama, he's Da Bomb!
And a special "Achmed" fatwa to Billy for:
SILENCE !!!! I kill you
October 11, 2008
Memo to John McCain: The Moment We Cease to Be 'Scared' of Obama as President of the United States...
...is the moment many of us cease to be particularly interested in getting you elected in his place.
Despite your advice that we shouldn't be scared of Obama as President, I remain very, very troubled by the idea of a President Barack Obama, as do millions of other Americans. If you have any interest in actually becoming President rather than just going through the motions of a campaign, you'd better do whatever you can to keep it that way.
For the most part, you have a chance in this race at all for one reason: you are not Barack Obama. Very few people love you--or even like you. For a great many of us, our support for your candidacy has little, if anything, to do with any wonderful things we expect you to do if you're elected President In fact, if you're elected, we'll no doubt have to spend a whole bunch of our time over the next four years trying to prevent you from doing much. Our support of your candidacy arises, rather, out of the really shitty things we reasonably expect Barack Obama and his socialist allies to do to our country if he's elected.
The moment Barack Obama becomes an acceptable option in this election, you're pretty much finished. If you have any hopes of winning, you'd do well to keep that in mind and act accordingly.
NEFA Foundation: Al-Fajr Center Announces Shuttering of Three Top Jihad Web Forums
From Evan Kohlmann at the Counterterrorism blog comes word that Al-Fajr Center has shuttered three top jihad forums.. ...suddenly....“for technical reasons”.
According to the Al-Fajr Center, the chat forums were shuttered “for technical reasons” and not—as reported in “the apostate media”—because “the offices of these websites had fallen into the hands of the enemy. Indeed, since when have jihadi websites had permanent offices?” The statement also warned that the three Internet forums will likely remain offline for some time, and that former users should be careful to avoid fraudulent efforts by “untrustworthy sources” to prematurely resurrect them: “If the source of the link is not an official announcement from the [Al-Fajr Media] Center, then it has no credibility."Very interesting.
Factcheck.org Whitewash.org on Obama and Ayers
Factcheck.org claims to be non-partisan, but its treatment of the relationship between Barack Obama and William Ayers seems to me to be nothing more than a rewrite of the Obama campaign's stock talking points.
As an example, the profile characterizes Barack's political "coming out party" as follows:
The same year the two men met through the Annenberg Challenge, Ayers hosted a meet-and-greet coffee for Obama, who was running for state Senate and who lived three blocks away from him.Anyone who is familiar with the full story will realize how much is left out of that summary.
If you search Factcheck's profile for the word "spokesman," you'll find three hits. Each and every one of them quotes an Obama campaign spokesman. Athough it's clear that the Obama campaign was consulted, I didn't find a single indication that any of the contents of the profile were reviewed by the McCain campaign or that their input was solicited.
Factcheck.org can serve as an unofficial mouthpiece for the Obama campaign if it wants, but if it continues to do so, no one there should be surprised when its claims of neutrality and non-partisanship are considered a joke.
Factcheck's write-up provides plenty of grist for the mill. Unfortunately, I'm headed out right now and don't have the time to thoroughly fisk it. Hopefully, the right-wing blogosphere will shine enough light on Factcheck's bias to either shame them into objectivity or discredit them into irrelevance.
Five killed in U.S. missile attack in Pakistan
MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - Suspected U.S. drones fired two missile on Saturday into a Pakistani region regarded as an al Qaeda and Taliban safe haven, killing at least five militants, residents and an intelligence official said.One of these strikes will hit the mother lode...and nail Zawahiri....
It was the second such attack in North Waziristan tribal region on the Afghan border this week.
"The missiles were fired with a gap of a minute," a Reuters witness said from Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan. "They caused huge blasts. I saw flames rising toward the sky after the explosions."
An intelligence official said five militants were killed in the attack on a house in a shanty neighborhood known as Machis Colony. There were foreigners also among those killed and their number and nationality had not yet been ascertained, he said.
"The mud-walled house has long been used by the guests as their abode," he said, referring to the term used for the militants in the tribal areas.
O's for Obama'08 Because Change is Coming!
I'm sure you have heard about Obama's crazy supporters - their YouTube videos will preserve their
lunacy support for a long time. We have choirs singing about the Obamessiah, we have students in fatigues doing a "routine" to Obama speech segments, we have little girls pledging their dedication to Obama for President, and it goes on, and on, and on.
I'm thinking, though, that this one might just take the cake:
What is this you ask? Here are a couple of bits of information from their website:
A one of a kind Obama rally and fundraiser as only San Francisco could produce. This event will include: top-notch DJs, all-night dancing, sensual/political performances, and features an O's for Obama guided breath-gasm experience by Destin Gerek, the Erotic Rockstar. Because Change is C O M I N G ! ! !
...and then there's this:
Participants will be guided into using breath, sound, and movement to access their erotic energy, raise its vibration, and circulate it throughout their entire bodies, culminating in a simultaneous group energetic breath-gasm. Sound too good to be true? Come and experience it for yourself!
We will be using the high energetic state to set a dual intention out into the universe. First, that of Obama being winning the general election and becoming the next president of the United States. Second, each individual's own vision of the world that they want to be part of creating. This second intention will be placed out into the universe along with every other participant's second intention, creating a collective vision larger and more powerful than that which any single one of us could have created alone.
This unique experience will unfold into an all-night dance party filled with sensual performances and DJs dropping sexy beats.
This is about more than Obama becoming the next president of the United States. As it says on the official Barack Obama website: "I'm asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington... I'm asking you to believe in yours." This is our time to create change. This is our time to create the world that we want to be living in. Barack Obama is a piece of the puzzle. WE are the rest of the puzzle. Change is coming, so let's come together.
And one more perspective from "Destin":
"I've put in a lot of work to make this event as safe and accessible for as many people as possible.
Most everyone knows how to cum, but how many people know how to have a rip-roaring, full-body, high vibrational energetic breath orgasm all while fully clothed and without even touching their sex organs?
Not too many, but hundreds more WILL after the 24th.
I'm here to help you have an experience OUTSIDE of what you already know. Something that perhaps, you didn't even know you were capable of experiencing. All this while promoting Obama for President."
So.....do you think Barack Obama will make an appearance?
I Got A Fevah, And the Only Cure Is More PHILLIES (and Flyers)
OK. I just wanted to write something about baseball, since my Phillies are rolling along in the playoffs. I'll admit - I got a twang of "the believer" in me this morning after their pwning of the Dodgers/Manny last night. I watched the game with my wife in a sports bar of howling Phillie phanatics, and it ruled.
With the pain of a devastating loss to the Jays in 93, I've suffered through many long, hard Phillies seasons. If Ryan Howard actually start's hitting, we got a legitimate shot. Ya dig?
So I'm gonna done ride this train till the wheels fall off. Forgive me.
It got me to thinking of how awesome baseball is. It's like a chess game, especially when you're protecting a lead against a good team. Michael Medved (a Phillies phan) once said that he liked baseball because at any one moment, you could tell who was winning the game. The competition can be sized up at any moment, and the balance of an inning-for-inning battle can shift rapidly and without warning. I have to agree.
Intermittent spurts of elation twangs of sickening darkness.
And doesn't every human alive watch the World Series every year, regardless of who is in it?
I'm a hockey fan. But the Phillies are the only other team in Philly I've ever really cared about.
And the Flyers start today, with Sarahcuda dropping the opening puck.
I invite your scorn. I'm gonna go look for the Sandlot.
October 10, 2008
Question: Does Barack Obama Have Any Friends Who AREN'T Communists?
The news of Barack Obama's close relationship with Frank Marshall Davis has been around before, but it's important. Via Accuracy in Media:
[T]hrough Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his "poetry" and getting advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father, refers to him repeatedly as just "Frank."Aren't we seeing a pattern here? One interaction with one old communist isn't particularly troubling. A handful of sporadic interactions with a handful of radical left-wingers may not be particularly troubling. But a lifelong pattern of extended associations and alliances with scores of fringe, America-hating radicals is very, very troubling indeed.
The reason is apparent: Davis was a known communist who belonged to a party subservient to the Soviet Union. In fact, the 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii identified him as a CPUSA member.
Just to be clear:
It's not just that Obama's childhood mentor Frank Marshall Davis was a famous communist poet.
It's not just that Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor, counselor and spiritual mentor of 20 years is a racist, America-hating radical.
It's not just that Michael Phleger, Obama's other spiritual mentor is every bit as extreme as Wright.
It's not just that Obama's political and financial benefactor William Ayers is an unrepentant radical socialist terrorist.
It's not just that Bernadine Dohrn regrets that she didn't kill more people back in the 1960s.
It's not just that Alice Palmer, Obama's political mentor in Chicago, was a communist propagandist.
It's not just that Obama was a member of the radical socialist New Party or that he ran as a candidate for public office under their far-left platform.
It's not just that Obama was an agitator, trainer and attorney for the corrupt and radical-left ACORN.
None of these facts, by itself, tells you that much about Barack Obama. A reasonable person should, however, be able to look at this motley crew of left-wing communists and America-haters, realize that Barack Obama's rolodex is a veritable Who's Who of American Socialism, be very, very disturbed by that fact and ask some very probing questions about WHO Barack Obama is, WHAT he believes, and WHY this gang of radical America-haters considers Barack Obama such a good friend.
One Voter Registers 72 Times
(Cleveland, Ohio) I personally am not surprised at anything ACORN does. Although this situation happened in Cleveland, any prudent observer of the news would know that ACORN has repeatedly been implicated in voter fraud nationwide.
A man at the center of a voter-registration scandal told The Post yesterday he was given cash and cigarettes by aggressive ACORN activists in exchange for registering an astonishing 72 times, in apparent violation of Ohio laws.The activities of ACORN should anger every law-abiding American. And somebody or several should be prosecuted.
"Sometimes, they come up and bribe me with a cigarette, or they'll give me a dollar to sign up," said Freddie Johnson, 19, who filled out 72 separate voter-registration cards over an 18-month period at the behest of the left-leaning Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
Why Doesn't Obama Face More Questions About Alice Palmer?
Barack Obama was elected to the Illinois State Senate as the hand-picked successor to Sen. Alice Palmer.
Barack Obama, in other words, represented Palmer's best option for perpetuating her political philosophy via her state senate seat.
Given that Alice Palmer knew Barack Obama well and was one of his close political mentors in the Chicago political establishment, it is reasonable to presume that an inquiry into Alice Palmer's political philosophy would give us additional insight into Barack Obama's political philosophy.
As you may not be surprised to learn, Alice Palmer was well-known as a communist propagandist:
Lest you think Alice Palmer was visiting the Soviet Union to provide objective news coverage, I submit the following:
And no, you probably won't be hearing about this on the nightly news, either.
Al Qaeda commanders escape in Pakistan missile strike( Missed getting them by 10 minutes)
Interesting report from AFP on that latest missile strike....a meeting of AQ commanders was struck....but....the targets had exited the building a mere ten minutes before the Predator struck.
MIRANSHAH, Pakistan- A US missile strike targeting a high-level meeting of Al-Qaeda and Taliban commanders in a Pakistani tribal area missed most of them by just minutes, security officials said Friday.No joy on getting Zawahiri......but this tells us the intel boys are really on the hunt....and scoring big in these shots.
Two missiles hit the house of Pakistani Taliban leader Hafiz Sahar Gul in the North Waziristan district bordering Afghanistan on Thursday night, killing nine people including six Arab militants, the officials said.
"There was a meeting of around 30 foreign Al-Qaeda and local Taliban commanders in the house of Hafiz Sahar Gul but the majority of them left the building ten minutes before the missile struck," a security official told AFP.
"The six Arabs who were killed are all believed to be lower level operatives," the official added on condition of anonymity.
Officials did not immediately give the identities of the targeted militants. But they said that they were not Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden or his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
How a Young Chicago Litigator Helped Create the Subprime Housing Crisis(bumped)
Barack H. Obama is running around telling everyone that the housing mortgage market collapsed primarily because of some vaguely described "deregulation" that took place sometime under George Bush--or maybe under Clinton; I'm not clear on that. I'm not sure he is.
Whatever his claim is, it's a lie.
The reality is that the housing market collapsed in large part because a coalition of race-baiting bullies brought very heavy pressure to bear on the banks to make more subprime loans on properties in low-income communities. Those who didn't approve the risky subprime loans were accused of "redlining"--i.e., refusing to make loans on properties in those neighborhoods.
Who were these bullies?
Some of the bullies were out in Washington pounding the tables and screaming at bank executives about "redlining".
At the same time, other bullies were stalking big city courthouses, filing frivolous and extortinate lawsuits against banks based on novel "disparate impact" theories of what might be held to constitute "redlining." In other words, even banks which were making lots of loans in low-income communities were being sued if they weren't approving just as many loans in low-income communities as they were in high-income communities.
Who were these mortgage extortionists?
These guys, to name a few:
Yes, that "Barack H. Obama."
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Here's what they were suing about:
OK, fair enough. Poor folks shouldn't be automatically denied loans, right?
But here's the thing: according to Obama's legal team, FIFTY-EIGHT PERCENT of a certain class of loan applicants living in 80%+ minority neighborhoods were approved for a loan. Far from being automatically denied, most of these applicants were approved. Also according to Obama's team, EIGHTY-ONE PERCENT of similar loan applicants living in 90%+ "white" (defined as European and Asian) neighborhoods were approved--and this is the source of the theory of harm put forth by the legal team.
Under the theory put forward, it wasn't enough, apparently, that most of the identified mortgage applicants in the minority neighborhoods were approved. The theory demanded parity in the statistics, despite the fact that properties in very different neighborhoods necessarily present very different risk situations. In other words, the lawyers sued Citibank because Citibank was, on balance, somewhat more likely to approve a loan for a property in a predominantly white neighborhood than on one in a predominantly black neighborhood. Given that predominantly black neighborhoods tend to be low-income neighborhoods characterized by low property values, was this phenomenon evidence of evil racism or just reasonable risk avoidance? I'll leave that to your judgment.
Ultimately, Citibank settled with Obama's firm rather than incur the expense of a protracted litigation. I haven't been able to locate a copy of the settlement agreement (it's likely sealed), but we can surmise as to what hoops it required Citibank to jump through going forward. The net result of this sort of litigation was, of course, that banks like Citibank started approving more subprime loans in the 1990s in order to avoid frivolous litigation brought by activists like Barack H. Obama.
The ultimate result of Obama's litigation and the banks' "litigation-avoidance" behavior is now reflected in your declining stock portfolio.
And no, you probably won't hear much about this in the mainstream media.
Just Some More Guys, You Know
from the neighborhood, our kids like to play kids games together like blow up the Pentagon, kill the pigs and jump on the flag and stuff.
Its all quite innocent.
Replacement for Obama Staffer Who Met With CAIR
But don't worry, they didn't mean to meet with CAIR, twice.
Oh, and they were not looking for votes. Just a hanging out.
Really! I swear to Obamamessiah.
Nice Strangers Offering To Help Hoosiers Cast Their Vote
Some very nice strangers coughacorncough have arrived in southern Indiana. They are so nice they have even offered to accompany us redneck hics into the voting booth. To make sure we are able to er uh cast our votes coughforobamacough.
Because, you know, its so hard to figure out those contakerous voting thingys.
Fact: Obama Lied! Banks Died!
The Obama Campaign claims that Barack was never an ACORN trainer and that he was not associated with ACORN in 1992:Oh but there's more.• Fact: Barack was never an ACORN community organizer.However, The Cleveland Leader did some digging around in the internet archives and found some information that was recently erased by ACORN.
• Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.
• Fact: ACORN was not part of Project Vote, the successful voter registration drive Barack ran in 1992
Evidently, the Obama Campaign was thinking this information had been airbrushed away for good.
Case NameAlso while Obama and Bill Ayers worked together on the board of the Woods foundation they saw fit to send ACORN 200Gs.
Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Fed
Plaintiff’s Lawyer(s)...(in this case ACORN)
...Obama, Barack H. (Illinois)
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) v. Edgar...
...Judson H. Miner, Jeffrey Irvine Cummings, Barack H. Obama, Davis, Miner, Barnhill and Galland, P.C., Chicago, IL, for Ass'n of Community Organizations for Reform Now
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) v. Illinois State Bd. of Elections...
...Barack H. Obama
But these are not the Neo-Commie, Ayers Obama, ACORN
connections distractions you're looking for, move along.
Youtube Video: Secretary Cuomo admits BAD LOANS. Obama's Tie to All of It!!!
Hat Tip: Saint.
North Korea: Terror No More?
It is being reported that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice might announce as early as today that the United States will remove North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration looks poised to provisionally remove North Korea from the State Department's terrorism blacklist, perhaps as soon as Friday, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.
The move would be an effort to keep a nuclear disarmament pact with North Korea from falling apart, the newspaper said in an article posted on its website, quoting sources close to the administration.
The newspaper quoted some sources as saying the delisting could happen as soon as Friday. But State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told the Post in an e-mail, " I can assure you that a decision has not been made."
I don't know about you, but I think this is enough to convince me that they should stay on the list:
North Korea deployed more than 10 missiles on its west coast apparently for an imminent test launch, a South Korean newspaper said on Thursday, and Pyongyang halted U.N. monitoring of its nuclear complex.
The potentially destabilizing actions followed reports the United States had offered to remove North Korea from its terrorism blacklist this month.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has said in recent days North Korea appeared to have been powering up its nuclear program and testing missiles. American satellite images confirmed reports of short-range missile testing recently, but the U.S. said those moves would not mean the death of international efforts to persuade North Korea to recommit to an agreement that offers it diplomatic and economic concessions in exchange for nuclear disarmament.
Would removing them from the terror list actually help men relations between North Korea and the U.S. or would we merely be giving them a pass? I personally think it would be a mistake. What say you?
October 09, 2008
GET OFFAH MAH LAWN!!!!
A three-judge panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has blocked the release of 17 Guantanamo detainees onto United States soil.
If we're looking to release these clowns, wouldn't it make some bit of sense to maybe release them, oh, I don't know, ONTO F*CKING CHINESE SOIL??!!
You know, where they won't get to smash their heads five times a day onto a prayer rug, get three halal meals a day, and might actually get actually tortured?
Thanks to Ace's news thingie in his sidebar.
9 killed in US missile attack in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: At least nine people, including six foreigners, were killed and several others injured in a missile strike by a suspected US drone in PakiThere is some confusion about whether there has been a second strike. I'll update this post if I can clear up the confusion on the second strike.
stan's North Waziristan tribal region on Thursday night.
The foreigners, killed in the attack, were believed to be Arabs, TV channels reported.
According to the reports, the drone fired several missiles at a house in Tappi village in the area and four explosions were heard.
The house of a tribesman named Sahar Gul was targeted in the attack.
Ever Notice That
Obama Supporers Gaming Youtube and Websense to Suppress McCain's Ayers Video
The new McCain "Ayers" video has been astroturfed.
They are flagging is as "Adult Content".
A click from Little Green Footballs
Takes you the Youtube's verify age screen. The video has also been reported the Websense as "adult content"
I can access this video fine. All I get is the verify age and the, "This video may not be suitable for minors" warning. But the McCain video is blocked. I've reported the gaming to Websense.
...to report this. Its almost as if Youtube did not even look at the video before blocking it. Or maybe they did?
Here's the ad the Neocommies don't want you to see.
Geesh these Kos Kids, DU and MYDDers would fit right in at Pravda.
Update II: Look you libtard astroturfing clowns. I'm not going to tolerate your crap on my copy of the vid. So GFYS!
What is the American Hunters and Shooters Association?
You may have heard a little something about the "American Hunters and Shooters Association," (AHSA) which bills itself as more of a "moderate" alternative to the NRA and is going around supporting Barack Obama for President.
What is the AHSA? Who is behind it? Some info here. Excerpt:
John Rosenthal an AHSA founding board member was also the founder of Boston based Stop Handgun Violence, a gun violence prevention group that has advocated some of the nation’s strictest gun laws... Like Nancy Schoenke, he too served on the Brady board until frustration set in. John quit Brady and helped finance and build AHSA.
Omar Bakri marries woman younger than his pole-dancing stipper daughter
Omar Bakri the hate preacher who threatened Paul McCartney with suicide bombers, and who's daughter, Yasmin Fostok, is a pole-dancing stripper, has married a 26 year old. His new wife is younger than his stripper daughter. Bakri stated that he plans to have enough children with his new wife to "conquer the whole world and the UK."
Bakri also denies that Yasmin is his daughter, he stated 'I do not know who this person is, if she wants to come over to Lebanon and take DNA tests then I am willing to do this,'.
Yeah right, he probably wants to restore his 'family's honor'. Yasmin is currently under police protection after she was threatened by Bakri's followers for 'shaming' his family.
More at ROA
Update by Howie: Exclusive image of Omar "The Goat Humping" Bakri Muhammad's Haram Harem below the fold.
We're not sure which is the new one, hell we didn't even know goats live to be 26 years old.
Video : "I Escaped the Plantation"
"You are ballot cattle."--Amen, brother!
A Failure of Leadership
A friend of mine recently commented that the conservative movement suffers from a "failure of vision." Though my friend is briliant, I have to respectfully disagree. We on the right don't suffer from a failure of vision. We have plenty of big, dangerous, radical ideas. Just ask any lefty. Radical ideas like true federalism, school choice, Social Security privatization and concealed carry scare the bejeezus out of bedwetting left-wing hippies.
We don't suffer from a failure of conviction, passion or vision.
What we suffer from is a failure of LEADERSHIP.
For the most part, most of us stand around and wait for somebody else to take the banner of conservatism and run with it. I've come to the sad conclusion that this is the nature of humans. A disembodied philosophy does not become a movement without a vessel. John McCain is definitely not the vessel to embody conservatism. Thus, the conservative movement finds itself in something of a "holding pattern," waiting for a leader.
A year ago, we were placing our faith in Fred Thompson--and we did so passionately. Unfortunately, that didn't work out so well. Vision and philosophical underpinnings form one part of the equation, but energy and passion are necessary ingredients, as well.
Right now, we're all watching Sarah Palin. She certainly seems to have the right instincts, and she has the passion and energy. She's a fighter and she inspires us. Does she have what it takes to lead a philosophical/political movement, similar to the way Reagan and Thatcher did? That remains to be seen. While I'm not convinced yet, I'm liking what I'm seeing.
Back-up plan: If Sarah Palin is not up to the task, who else do we have?
I hear the names Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney bandied about, but I think we all know that neither man is really the leader we need. I've even heard the name "Huckabee." Please...
I like Mike Pence, but to be honest, he doesn't seem to want the job, either. That said, I could be wrong. I was encouraged by his leadership against the bailout.
Who else is out there? Bobby Jindal? Michael Steele? Michael Williams? Not that we need to have a "brown" or female leader necessarily, but the aforementioned individuals seem (along with Huckabee) to be among the few GOP leaders with a pulse these days.
(Cross-posted at The RINO Hunters' Lodge)
O' Hail the Messiah Lord Obama
Update: Not as far fetched you might think.
Bill Ayers On How To Educate Good Little Progressive Commies
Via The Corner:
Reader John Rylanders points Cornerites to this very interesting October 2006 interview of Bill Ayers in Revolution (the self-styled "Voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA")....Remember, Ayers is an education activist, who pushes for progressive programs in public elementary schools in Illinios. He praised the communist dictator Hugo Chaves' education programs in Venezuela. He talked about the literacy rate there improving. But Ayers also wants to integrate his political ideology into education.
...That’s one of the things that’s actually annoyed me for about 40 years of being a progressive educator: the separation of the concept of progressive education from the concept of politics and political change. You can’t separate them.
What ideology is that? Well just look at when he uses the word "we" it gives away who Bill Ayers thinks of as those like him.
we as revolutionariesSo Ayers feels a kinship with revolutionaries, socialists, communists, and leftists.
we as socialists or as communists or as leftists
This is the same man who saw Barrack Obama as fit to head his education initiatives. To distribute the funds for programs that would further his "progressive" educational doctrine. Which is to make progressive little commies out of your kids when they are supposed to be learning to reading writing and arithmetic.
Is this the kind of man Obama would want to head education under his administration? Well Obama certainly is the kind of man that Ayers wanted to head the administration of his programs.
You know its funny. I looked all over, but so far I am unable to find an image of Ayers standing on this flag.
Syria Arrested Missing US Journalists
DAMACUS (AFP) — Two young US journalists who went missing in Lebanon a week ago were detained in Syria on Thursday for entering the country illegally, the foreign ministry said.Strange, in all previous reports the couple were planning to go to Syria.
"The Syrian authorities arrested two American nationals -- Holly Chmela and Taylor Luck -- because they illegally entered Syrian territory this morning with the help of a smuggler," a ministry statement said.
"The security services are now interrogating them to find out how they entered without the necessary visas. The two American nationals will be turned over to the United States embassy in Damascus after the necessary procedures are completed."
The statement said US charge d'affaires Maura Connelly had been called in to be briefed on the situation.
Are the Syrians being strait about the documents? I'll file this under hostages for now. Its does not make sense they would enter Syria illegally on planned vacation? I'll file this under "hostages" for now.
Karissa and Kristina Shannon
Meet Hef's new twin girlfriends.
I'm not condoning or endorsing this sort of behavior, mind you. Like Bill O'Reilly, I provide this objective information only because it's newsworthy. The people have a right to know. Information wants to be free. Above all, if we begin hiding the truth, the terrorists have already won.
(NSFW photos below the fold.)
Video : Team McCain Unloads on Obama Over Ayers
October 08, 2008
Barack Obama : Member of the "New Party"?
Illinois: Three NP-members won Democratic primaries last Spring and face off against Republican opponents on election day: Danny Davis (U.S. House), Barack Obama (State Senate) and Patricia Martin (Cook County Judiciary).What was the "New Party"? It was a far-left "workers' party" fighting for:
full employmentWill anyone in the mainstream media say 'boo' about this? Of course not. Will John McCain? Probably not. Will Sarah Palin? Maybe...
a shorter work week
a guaranteed minimum income for all adults and a universal “social wage”
full public financing of elections with universal voter registration
“the democratization of banking and financial systems”, which included public control and regulation of banking
a more progressive tax system
reductions in military spending and an end to unilateral military interventions.
About 50 activists attended the Chicago New Party membership meeting in July....UPDATE 2 : Newsbusters asks (rhetorically, of course) "Will MSM Report on Obama Membership in Socialist New Party?"
Candidates must be approved via a NP political committee. Once approved, candidates must sign a contract with the NP. The contract mandates that they must have a visible and active relationship with the NP.
The political entourage included Alderman Michael Chandler, William Delgado, chief of staff for State Rep Miguel del Valle, and spokespersons for State Sen. Alice Palmer, Sonya Sanchez, chief of staff for State Sen. Jesse Garcia, who is running for State Rep in Garcia's District; and Barack Obama, chief of staff for State Sen. Alice Palmer. Obama is running for Palmer's vacant seat.
Arrest In Mark "Papa" Guardado Shooting
(Bartlesville, Oklahoma) Last month, the 45-year-old head of the Hells Angels in San Francisco, Mark "Papa" Guardado, was fatally shot (pic) in San Francisco's Mission District during a fight with a suspected rival motorcycle gang member. Guardado died at San Francisco General Hospital.
Based on witness reports, San Francisco Police identified 37-year-old Christopher Ablett as a suspect.
Last Sunday, Ablett turned himself in to the Bartlesville Police.
Christopher Ablett buzzed for assistance Sunday afternoon at police headquarters and said he wanted to surrender, Bartlesville Police Chief Tom Holland said.Ablett is in custody awaiting extradition proceedings, scheduled for November 12th.
"He was extremely cooperative; just as polite as could be," Holland said. [...]
Ablett is said to be a member of the Mongols Motor Club, a rival of the Hells Angels. Recent reports in California have linked assaults, shootings and pipe bomb explosions to tension between the groups.
When officials ran Ablett's name and fingerprints through their system, they found nothing tying him to any Oklahoma case.
Ablett then suggested that they expand their search nationally. As the California warrant for his arrest popped onto the screen with a $5 million bond attached, Ablett told the officers, "That would be me," Holland said.
15 Hottest Gun-Loving Ladies
Slow day today. So I'll give you the 15 hottest gun-totting ladies.
As per Holy Taco
North American Union Conspiracy Theories
A few years ago, some folks began raising questions about projects referred to as the "NAFTA Superhighway" and the "Security and Prosperity Partnership."
Our President and other government officials have ridiculed such questions as arising out of wild conspiracy theories and the product of hyperactive imaginations. Bush has described questions about the SPP and NAFTA Superhighway as "comical," and accused the questioners of engaging in "political scare tactics." Federal transportation officials and industry spokespeople have responded even more unequivocally:
"There is no such superhighway..." said Ian Grossman, a spokesman with the Federal Highway Administration. "It doesn't exist, in plans or anywhere else."READ MORE BELOW...
"It's complete fiction," said Tiffany Melvin, executive director of NASCO, a consortium of transportation agencies and business interests caught in the cross hairs of anti-highway activists. "This is the work of fringe groups that have wrapped a couple of separate projects together into one big paranoid fantasy."
COMPLETE fiction? Well, not quite. On further investigation, it turns out that both NAFTA superhighway(s) and the "Security and Prosperity Partnership" are, in fact, active government initiatives. Although most government agencies have dropped the controversial "NAFTA Superhighway" name at this point, there are, in fact, plans in place for several North American superhighways (aka "supercorridors") intended for NAFTA-related traffic. You can call them whatever you like. See, e.g., this page and this map.
Nonetheless, the mere existence of these plans and programs doesn't prove anything at all other than the fact that our economy is becoming more entangled with the economies of our neighbors and our infrastructure is being changed accordingly.
Here's my concern, though: if the NAFTA Superhighways and SPP simply reflect the realities of a world economy, why the need to conceal and/or shade the truth about these major projects? If they're such great ideas, why not sell them to the people instead of putting them all together behind the scenes and in closed meetings? And why the need to attack and ridicule those who have concerns?
As an example, this article ridicules Rep. Steve King (R-Awesome) for endorsing the idea that there's more going on than we're really being told about:
At his next town hall meeting, U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, may very well tell us that he woke up in a hotel room in New Orleans in a bathtub full of ice, missing a kidney, victim of an organized ring of organ thieves...I guess the author has a point. After all, what sane person could believe in such a thing?
The North American Union theory takes various forms depending on who’s doing the talking or blogging. Some incarnations involve a “superhighway” linking the nations...King even buys into North American Union blogger-conspiracy theorists’ beliefs that a distribution area is being built in Kansas City to facilitate a superhighway of tri-nation traffic (peddled by, for instance, Jerome Corsi).
OK, again, the mere existence of a Kansas City inland port doesn't prove anything by itself. The sensitivity about it, though, is troubling.
I dunno. What do y'all think? Something there? Nothing there? Are we really on a course to become the United States of Mexicanada? Is this all much ado about nothing?
Coffee Cup Regulation in Canada
(Toronto, Ontario) A waste diversion consultant, Clarissa Morawski, has announced that coffee-sellers in Toronto must take action regarding take-out cups.
Companies that sell takeout coffee must create their own deposit-return system that keeps disposable cups out of litter and landfill, or governments will do it for them, says a waste diversion consultant.And so, police state socialism creeps relentlessly throughout Canada.
It would be logical to expect new taxes to be levied to pay for the scheme. And, of course, a coffee cup recycling enforcement department will have to be created, staffed with Coffee Cup Recycling Officers.
Ominously, coffee stirrers and those little plastic creamer containers are mysteriously missing from the recycling scheme. Chances are that those miscellaneous items related to drinking coffee will magically appear in the enforcement legislation when it is enacted.
Proposed penalties for violations of the coffee cup law have not been disclosed, however, waste diversion consultant Morawski has indicated that they will be harsh. "If they don't act, then the risks are very big. That is the writing on the wall," she said.
First Nipplegate, Now Fleeting Penis
In a complaint to the FCC, CBS is being accused of indecency by the Parents Television Council (PTC) for showing a penis during the season debut of Survivor: Gabon. The penis, owned by Marcus Lehman, popped out, ironically, in the first episode to be broadcast in high-definition.
CBS claims the penis was fleeting and virtually undetectable when viewed in real time. Marcus Lehman has not commented on the assertion that his penis is virtually undetectable when viewed in real time. (more)
ACLU Sues to Remove Restrictions on Sex Offenders
(St. Louis, Missouri) This past summer, a bill was signed into law which specified that convicted sex offenders must avoid Halloween-related contact with children by confining themselves inside their homes from 5 PM to 10:30 PM on Halloween unless there is just cause to leave. "Just cause" was defined as an emergency or a job.
Furthermore, convicted sex offenders must keep the outside lights off and post a sign stating, "No candy or treats at this residence."
As a consequence, the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri, representing four Missouri convicted sex offenders, has filed a lawsuit in federal court asserting that the Halloween law is too vague to enforce and it adds punishment to sentences already served.
According to Sen. John Loudon, the bill's sponsor, "It's kind of silly that people are raising the constitutional right of people to hand out candy on Halloween." (more)
Run! Run Like The Wind!
TJR, bringing you the most important news of the day.
Democratic Lawmaker's Son Indicted in Palin e-mail Hacking
Howie says I owe at least one post. Here it is:
David C. Kernell, 20, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Knoxville, Tennessee., for intentionally accessing without authorization the e-mail account of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.The AP storydoesn't mention that Kernell's father is a Democratic lawmaker, that he hacked Palin's e-mail to dig up dirt on her, and that he found none.
Move along people, nothing to see here, just close your eyes and vote Obama.
Thanks to Stable Hand.
Jim Cramer Lays the Blame for the Meltdown
Rezko About to Spill his Guts?
Federal prosecutors asked a judge Monday to indefinitely postpone Tony Rezko's scheduled Oct. 28 sentencing on corruption charges, acknowledging they are engaged in talks with the former top political fund-raiser for Sen. Barack Obama, Gov. Blagojevich and others "that could affect . . . sentencing."Hat Tip: Pat Dollard.
The Chicago Sun-Times first reported in August that Rezko might be cooperating with prosecutors. Since then, the talks, and the prosecution's efforts to confirm information Rezko has provided, have been an open secret. In September, sources close to the investigation confirmed the talks to the Sun-Times but said there was no deal with Rezko.
Democratic Socialists of America Founded the "New Party" Whos Newsletter Claims Obama Was Member
The "New Party" claimed Barack Obama was a card carrying member in a 1996 newsletter found on internet archive.
Via Politically Drunk on Power: In June sources released information that during his campaign for the State Senate in Illinois, Barack Obama was endorsed by an organization known as the Chicago "New Party". The 'New Party' was a political party established by the Democratic Socialists of America (the DSA) to push forth the socialist principles of the DSA by focusing on winnable elections at a local level and spreading the Socialist movement upwards...More here at No Quarter.
..."New Party members and supported candidates won 16 of 23 races, including an at-large race for the Little Rock, Ark., City Council, a seat on the county board for Little Rock and the school board for Prince George's County, Md. Chicago is sending the first New Party member to Congress, as Danny Davis, who ran as a Democrat, won an overwhelming 85% victory. New Party member Barack Obama was uncontested for a State Senate seat from Chicago. "
I for one welcome our new communist overlords. Nope, I'm not going to re-education camp with Vinnie.
October 07, 2008
Coalition forces capture 16 suspected terrorists (Baghdad)
BAGHDAD – Coalition forces struck al-Qaeda in Iraq leadership elements and foreign terrorist facilitators cells Monday and Tuesday, capturing two wanted men and detaining 14 additional suspects.
Coalition forces captured one wanted man and detained two suspects Monday during an operation near Qayyarah, about 60 km south of Mosul. Intelligence reports suggest the wanted man has connections to regional AQI leadership and suspected terrorists already in custody.
AQI regional leadership was also targeted Monday in Kirkuk. There, Coalition forces detained five suspects believed to be associated with a wanted man assessed to conspire directly with the area’s AQI leaders.
Coalition forces operating in northern Iraq targeted AQI foreign terrorist facilitators Tuesday. In Tu’ Aym, about 38 km west of Mosul, forces detained four suspects allegedly associated with a man believed to facilitate the movement of foreign terrorists into Mosul. Several weapons, to include a sub-machine gun, and multiple military-style assault vests were also found at the location.
In Mosul Tuesday, forces captured one wanted man who detainee reporting suggests is a foreign terrorist facilitator. Two suspects were also detained during a related operation in Mosul targeting a wanted man believed to have connections with the city’s AQI leaders.
Resurrecting dead Phantom fighter jets into drones that can fire air-surface missiles.
Visit Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, and you'll see rows of obsolete F-4 Phantom II aircraft – or at least their gutted carcasses. This is the Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Center or AMARC -- whatever you do, don't call it the Boneyard. For many years, it has been common practice to resurrect these deceased planes as QF-4 unmanned drones, so that they can have a brief and undignified existence as "full-scale aerial targets." Everything in the inventory -- from Sidewinder missiles to Patriots -- have been tested on one at some point, even though some find it "kind of hard to shoot at such a magnificent aircraft."[...]More at ROA
But earlier this year, the zombie fleet got a new twist (see photo): one of them fired a modified High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile.
ACORN Office in Nevada Raided
Apparently, these cockroaches think the have the right to deny the franchise to legal voters and to "help" Democrats by doubling up voter registration, creating fraudulent and non-existent voters, stuffing ballot boxes, etc.
Camp Barry-O response:
ACORN? What's ACORN? Never heard of 'em, even though we hear they engage in voter fraud for Democrats every election cycle since they were formed. We were not aware at all that they pushed aggressively for expansions of the disastrous Community Reinvestment Act (D) that caused the sub-prime mortgage crisis and the downfall of 1/3 of the US economy. We were also not aware the Barack Obama was a lawyer for the radical leftwing voter fraud group in the 1990s.
And who is Bill Ayers? Who is Jeremiah Wright? Who is Tony Rezko? Who is Franklin Raines? Who is Jim Johnson? Who is Bernadine Dorn? I have no idea who these people are, you wingnuts.
The lies and denials keep piling up, don't they?
George Obama Screwed Again
Apparently author Jerome Corsi was deported from Kenya after the went there to promote his book and deliver George Obama a $1000 dollar check. I mean after all, George needs the money.
Via Times of London: He had been planning to launch his book, entitled The Obama Nation Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality, before traveling to one of Nairobi’s slums to donate money to the Senator’s half-brother George, who was found living in squalid conditions two months ago.Teh Kenyan authorities claim Dr. Corsi had not work permit. Yeah like Kenya is known for its strict regulation er I mean bribulation?
But officers swooped hours after Dr Corsi was described as "author of a smear crusade" by local newspapers.
You'll find a little interference running by the media in the Times article. As well as in the Associated Press story. Gateway Pundit runs that one down here.
60 taliban killed in Afghanistan
Hell ya! Irish Times
US-led coalition and Afghan security forces killed nearly 60 militants during separate clashes in southern Afghanistan, the US military said today.[...]Cros-post at ROA
US-led coalition and Afghan security forces killed 43 militants during heavy fighting in Qalat district of southern Zabul province on Sunday, the US military said in a statement today.
No Afghan or US-led troops were killed or wounded during incident, it said.
In a separate incident, Afghan and international troops killed 16 Taliban insurgents and wounded six more during a gun battle in Nad Ali district of southern Helmand province yesterday, provincial police chief Asadullah Sherzad sai.
No Making Fun of Democrats!
I'm not sure. NBC is pathetically online stupid.
They won't run more than two SNL videos in their own site, let alone youtube.
As if they think somehow if they keep the vids to themselves, millions of people will just magically stop screwing and tune in to SNL again. Rather than be smart, let the vids go and get what free attention they can get.
IMO its just NBC being stupid. Add to an insults George Soros and Barney Frank, even if they are true. It just becomes "more urgent stupid" on NBC's part.
Update: Pat Dollard has it here. Demand on his site is high, be patient.
download available here at Ms. underestimated.
Update: below the fold for now
Bill Ayers Hearts Communist Dictator
Say isn't this the guy who hosted Barack Obama's first political fundraiser?
Via City Journal: Calling Bill Ayers a school reformer is a bit like calling Joseph Stalin an agricultural reformer. (If you find the metaphor strained, consider that Walter Duranty, the infamous New York Times reporter covering the Soviet Union in the 1930s, did, in fact, depict Stalin as a great land reformer who created happy, productive collective farms.) Ayers proclaimed his support for “the profound educational reforms under way here in Venezuela under the leadership of President Chávez....Why yes, yes it is.
...Viva Presidente Chávez! Viva la Revolucion Bolivariana! Hasta la Victoria Siempre!”
SARS a Chinese Biological Weapon?
Taiwan's security chief, Tsai Chao-ming, accused China of starting the SARS epidemic 6 years ago as part of a biological warfare campaign. However, he did not provide any concrete evidence to support his claims. During the epidemic inside sources from China indicated that SARS was a biological weapon developed by China.
More at ROA
William Ayers explains
why Sarah Palin is mean. Or something like that. Rsluty sends stuff I post it.
Obama saith unto him
I am the way, the truth, and the light; no man cometh unto teh Peace, but by the Obamamessiah.
Creepy. I hereby coin the term Goose Stepping Christobamafacist.
Hat Tip: CS.
Bill Ayers' Left-Wing Math : Murdering GIs = "Educating"?
Via the Weekly Standard:
On March 6, 1970, a bomb [the Weathermen] were constructing in their Greenwich Village townhouse accidentally exploded, killing Ayers’s girlfriend Diana Oughton and his Weatherman comrades Ted Gold and Terry Robbins. Ayers begins his book with a portrait of how he heard the news, waiting by an isolated phone booth for his weekly report to be phoned in. Shattered, Ayers realized that they were destroying themselves and the time had come to quit.h/t : Mark Steyn
What Ayers does not mention is that the bomb that killed his friends was an antipersonnel bomb meant for an army dance at Fort Dix in New Jersey. Had it exploded at its chosen target, thousands of soldiers and their dates would have been killed. "Terrorists destroy randomly," he writes, "while our actions bore...the precise stamp of a cut diamond. Terrorists intimidate, while we aimed only to educate." Somehow, the GIs his comrades aimed to kill—or the policemen he might have murdered had a bomb he planted in a Chicago station gone off—do not count. And the GIs’ dates, and the civilians working at the police station, also do not count. Their deaths would simply have been a way of educating people—as Bill Ayers continues to educate them at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Video : CNN Covers the Obama-Ayers Connection
h/t: Jim Treacher.
Let No Good Deed Go Unpunished
Well, don't just sit there, take action!
My Name Is Barack Obama, You Killed My Campaign, Prepare To Die
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - As a state senator, Democrat Barack Obama awarded $75,000 in government grants to a Chicago social service organization led by a rabbi who is also his wife's cousin, records show.
In 1999, Obama arranged for $50,000 for adult literacy and counseling services offered on Chicago's South Side by a group called Blue Gargoyle. A $25,000 grant for the group's youth services followed the next year.
May God protect you from Teh Messiah's wrath, Christopher, for:
A. Exposing Teh Messiah for the scumbag that he is
B. Writing for the AP while exposing said scumbag
C. Not being in Alaska digging up non-existent dirt on Sarah Palin
3. I still suck at counting. And semantics.
Fun With Searches
So, someone sent me a story concerning an increased terror alert status in the U.K.
Since I'm not sure of the reliability of the website that was linked, but, they did say the story was from the U.K. Telegraph, I started digging on the Telegraph's website.
I laughed my ass off when this is what happened:
You don't earn a certificate in Terrorism, you earn a certificate in Terrorism Studies.
Google, is there anything they can't screw up?
Possible Brooklyn Terrorist Uncovered
Authorities busting a suspected ID thief in Brooklyn stumbled upon a possible terrorist nest full of al Qaeda news clippings, chemical manuals and weapons literature, sources told The Post yesterday.
Cops made the disturbing find Thursday evening after a landlord found the photocopied IDs inside the apartment of a former tenant on Classon Avenue in Prospect Heights and dialed 311.
The tenant, Hisham Khaleel, 35, had been evicted.
Responding officers found 13 copied licenses, all of which appeared to belong to customers from the Vanderbilt YMCA on East 47th Street in Manhattan, where Khaleel worked briefly as an unarmed security guard.
Score one for the good guys.
Executive Producer of 24 in CAIR's Pockets
Howard Gordon, the executive producer of the hit show 24, has retracted his endorsement of the Obsession DVD. His statement was released through CAIR, the Council of American Islamic relations. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trail.
The article protrays Obsession as an "anti-muslim DVD...distributed by a shadowy non-profit organization called the Clarion Fund". What does the article say about CAIR? "A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group". No mention of it's ties to terrorism, it's "shadowy" source of funds, or one of it's leaders calling for the US constitution to be replaced by islamic law.
Sigh...why do I get this feeling that next season is going to disappoint. More at ROA
From Market Watch
WASHINGTON, Oct 05, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group announced today that Howard Gordon, the executive producer of Fox's drama "24," has withdrawn his endorsement of the anti-Muslim film "Obsession" currently being distributed to some 28 million households in presidential election swing states by a shadowy non-profit organization called the Clarion Fund.
Jawa 2 Jew Watch 0
If the Jawa readers would like to play.
These are all part of Frank Weltner's anti semitic network. Complain about inciting racial and ethnic hatred against Jews. Wordpress should be receptive to removing these since they have banned Frank twice now.
Hat Tip: Kafir.
Sarah Palin - Folksy Debater
Remarking on Sarah Palin's debate performance, Maureen Dowd surgically dissects the wording and concludes that Palin is a political jukebox lacking substance.
Ms. Dowd uses terms like "pompom patois" and "sing-songy jingoism" as she criticizes virtually every single sentence uttered by Palin. Most assuredly, in yesterday's opinion piece in the Times, Ms. Dowd is everybody's least favorite English teacher.
In the mix, however, I believe Ms. Dowd stumbled upon a bit of accidental profundity.
We could, following her strenuously folksy debate performance, wonder when elite became a bad thing in America.Presumably, "we" means Ms. Dowd and her like-minded friends because it doesn't include everyone. I, for one, do not wonder when elite became a bad thing in America. It was when the aforementioned "we" made it a bad thing in America. (more)
Iraqi Christians Targeted for Death
(Mosul, Iraq) The relentless and largely unreported killings of Iraqi Christians continues.
On Saturday, a 40-year-old Christian believer and clothing store owner, Hazim Thomaso Youssif, was gunned down by suspected Islamic fundamentalists in front of his store. On the same day, a 15-year-old Christian boy, Ivan Nuwya, was shot to death in front of his home, also by suspected Islamic fundamentalists.
The media are being criticized for showing indifference to the murders of Christians, which numbered 47 in 2007 with 13 in Mosul, and indifference to attacks on Christian property. They "do not even report the crimes that are committed," said one source.
Speaking of the situation in Mosul, the source emphasizes that the city "has become the holocaust of the Christians," and that there is no sign of improvement despite the efforts in the war on terror.Being silent only promotes the evil, however, the media are often equally at risk of being targeted if they do report the atrocities of suspected Islamic fundamentalists.
Horny Goat Weed?
Viagra, chemical name sildenafil, is being used by millions of men to treat erectile dysfunction and it has become the fastest-selling prescription drug in history.
On the negative side, since sexual arousal is required for Viagra to work, a circumstance called the Viagra Divorce has been created which occurs when a man uses the drug but it doesn't work around his wife.
In a related development, Viagra may soon be in competition with the natural herb horny goat weed which Italian researchers have found produces the same result as Viagra but requires no prescription. Frankly, I need convincing.
You can't make this stuff up. (more)
Palin to McCain : "Take the Gloves Off."
As relayed to Bill Kristol:
To tell you the truth, Bill, I don’t know why [Jeremiah Wright] isn’t discussed more, because those were appalling things that that pastor had said about our great country, and to have sat in the pews for 20 years and listened to that — with, I don’t know, a sense of condoning it, I guess, because he didn’t get up and leave — to me, that does say something about character. But, you know, I guess that would be a John McCain call on whether he wants to bring that up.h/t: HotAir
Barack, Michelle and Ayers Organizing The Community
David Axelrod, "they know each other, as anyone whose kids go to school together."
There were just chewing the fat cause our kids know each other. Yeah right.
Hat Tip: Stable Hand.
Update: More here.
Hat Tip: Captain Ed.
NATO Captures Senior taliban leader
NATO forces in Afghanistan have captured a senior taliban leader, without even firing a shot. I guess the taliban leader wasn't anxious to find out if there are 72 brown eyed virgins waiting for him on the other side.
This is a big catch, Mullah Sakhi Dad, is said to have commanded large numbers of taliban, coordinated suicide bombings and distributed IEDs throught the Uruzgan province. He is also closely connected to the top leadership of the taliban. Specifically Mullah Berader Akhund, second in command of the taliban.
More at ROA
October 05, 2008
Video : RightChange TV Ad on Freddie, Fannie and John McCain
h/t : Jawa commenter Mark S.
Video : SNL Racists Blame Democrats for Wall Street Bailout
Apparently, they didn't get the memo...
The Communist Party *HEARTS* Barack Obama
Of course, the way things are going, I'm probably a racist for pointing it out. Posted at CPUSA Online:
If Obama’s candidacy represented nothing more than the spark for this profound initiative to unite the working class and defeat the pernicious influence of racism, it would be a transformative candidacy that would advance progressive politics for the long term.
The struggle to defeat the ultra-right and turn our country on a positive path will not end with Obama’s election. But that step will shift the ground for successful struggles going forward.
One thing is clear. None of the people’s struggles — from peace to universal health care to an economy that puts Main Street before Wall Street — will advance if McCain wins in November.
Let’s keep our eyes on the prize.
Is Jeremiah Wright " Off the Table" for Team McCain?
Lieberman responded: "He [McCain] didn't like that approach. Senator McCain feels that same way about bringing up Reverend Wright through his campaign. And that's the kind of line drawing that I think John McCain is all about."Michelle says:
Later on Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume said the McCain camp would be "out of their mind" to not bring up Obama's relationship with Rev. Wright.
"What on earth are Joe Lieberman and John McCain talking about when they say that the long association with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright is off the table?" Hume said. "Why is that off the table? It's an important part of Obama's background and record. It's one of the reasons people wonder about who he really is."
Earth to McCain: They will see RAAAACISM in whatever you and Palin will say and do from now until Election Day.
Fight or get rolled.
Patterico to Team McCain : Fight or Lose
He's got it 100% right:
If the McCain campaign handlers are the reason that Sarah Palin (and John McCain) didn’t hit back hard in the debates on Fannie and Freddie, then they have to be the most stunningly incompetent bunch of campaigners in history. This crisis is the biggest thing going. McCain and Palin have a great argument to make.Amen, brother! (h/t: HotAir)
LET THEM MAKE THAT ARGUMENT.
Or we’re going to lose.
It’s just that simple.
Tribal lashkar kills three Taliban militants in Bajaur Agency
From SATP -
Volunteers of the Salarzai tribe set ablaze eight Taliban houses in the Aundai area of Bajaur Agency in the FATA on October 4, locals said, according to Daily Times. Taliban militants attacked the lashkar (army) and three Taliban militants were killed in the exchange of fire.
Meanwhile, the residents of Mamoond have also decided to form a lashkar to combat the Taliban. The decision was taken during a meeting of tribal elders. Another meeting of tribal leaders would be held on October (5) to devise a strategy against Taliban.
Hmmm... sounds a little like a tribal "awakening", don't it?
Report - Karzai seeks Saudi help for talks with Mullah Omar
From Pakistan's Daily Times -
KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has made a call for peace to Taliban leader Mullah Omar and has asked the king of Saudi Arabia to help in talks with the group responsible for a surge in violence.
Karzai’s plea comes hours after Omar urged United States and NATO forces in Afghanistan to withdraw or face a similar defeat to occupying Soviet troops a generation ago.
Karzai denied reports that negotiations with the Taliban had taken place in Saudi Arabia, but said he had written to the Saudi king to ask him to help bring peace to Afghanistan and the region.
Britain’s Observer newspaper said on Sunday that peace talks with the Taliban group were being mediated by Saudi Arabia and backed by Britain. Karzai rejected the claim saying the article was incorrect.
The article goes on to say that President Karzai has assured the protection of Mullah Omar, and any other Taliban who wish to "make nice" now.
Karzai was quoted as saying, "“They should come back and not be afraid of the foreigners. I will stand in front of the foreigners."
That's fine. Predator drones strike from above.
Kurtz Fisks the NYT's Obama "Whitewash"
Posted at The Corner:
As others have noted, today’s New York Times carries a story on the relationship between Barack Obama and unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist, Bill Ayers. The piece serves as a platform for the Obama campaign and Obama’s friends and allies. Obama’s spokesman and supporters’ names are named and their versions of events are presented in detail, with quotes. Yet the article makes no serious attempt to present the views of Obama critics who have worked to uncover the true nature of the relationship. That makes this piece irresponsible journalism, and an obvious effort by the former paper of record to protect Obama from the coming McCain onslaught.h/t : Ace of Spades HQ
October 04, 2008
IED Epic Fails
Weekend awesome. Watch this footage confiscated from Iraqi insurgents as they try, and FAIL, to detonate IEDs.
Allahu akhbar! Allahu .... Alla .... damnit, not again!
I hear a lot of inshallahs in the dialogue. I guess God wasn't willing.
Thanks to Alex.
Video : Today's History Lesson - The Origin of "Right Wing" and "Left Wing"
Welcome to Camp Obama
I can't figure out if Kafir or SH made this but click for bigger.
Trolli McTroll tells me it was Kafir. Then how come I'm doing this post and not him? Geesh, you'd think with what I'm paying the Jawa staff that they'd be able to do a simple one-sentence and a photo post!
Maybe I'm going to have to take Nick Denton's lead.......
Video : New Mexico Veteran Becomes Latest Victim of Obama's "Chicago Way" Politics
"I want you to argue with them and get in their face." - Barack Obama
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” - Barack Obama
"The next tip is be absolutely ruthless." - trainer, Camp Obama political boot camp.
The Obama Cult Of Personality - Missouri Youths' Militaristic Obama Chant
If you found the recent video of the young children singing Obama's praises disturbing, this video adds an unsettling militaristic twist to it.
Performance by students of Urban Community Leadership Academy of Kansas City, MO.
Hat Tip: Atlas Shrugs
SH posted this interesting link in our comments, as a reminder that this militant streak is nothing new for the Obama campaign.
Economists Weigh in on the Bailout
Via John Lott:
Economists might be known for disagreeing with each other, but there is surprising agreement regarding the bailout and the causes for the current financial problems. There was no support for the broad bailout being discussed in Washington, and the economists believed that the same outcome could be achieved at much lower cost to the taxpayers.
AP: Stable Iraq Could Influence Middle East
Inconvenient truth, courtesy of that eeeevil Rethuglikkkan propaganda outlet known as the Associated Press.
BAGHDAD (AP) — As violence in Iraq recedes, neighboring states are pondering how to deal with an unwieldy country that could re-emerge as a key player along with Saudi Arabia and Iran in one of the world’s most strategic regions.History is winning, narrative formation is losing in Iraq. Maybe they didn't get the Obama talking points memo or the Important Action Alert from ThinkRegress, but Iraq is not falling into the narrative mandated for them by the Democrats.
The role of regional power broker may seem far-fetched for Iraq — a devastated land best known for car bombs, death squads and suicide attackers.
Still, countries of the Middle East cannot ignore the potential role of a resurgent Iraq, a nation of 28 million people, bordering Iran to the east, Syria and Jordan to the west and sitting on one of the world’s major pools of oil.
For those reasons, the United States cannot afford to lose focus on Iraq, which will remain a strategic and important country even after the last of the 140,000 American soldiers have gone home.
Following Barack Obama's "plan" for Iraq, this would never have happened.
BUSH DOCTRINE: 1
ANTIWAR IGNORAMUSES: -4
Thanks for nothing, leftards.
Breaking, Adam Ghadan Not Dead!
What a shame. al-Qaeda has released a new tape featuring Adam Ghadan. So apparently he's not dead. Oh well another day another missile strike. We'll get him.
Subscribers can download the video at Laura Mansfield's site.
We have the video.
The title is The Believer Isn't Stung From The Same Hole Hole Twice.
Update: The video is below.
The Believer Isn't Stung From The Same Hole Hole Twice
UPDATE by Rusty: Since I'm on blog hiatus while I do some work for my day job, Trollhammer tells me that I need to offer proof of life back to Adam that I'm still alive. So here I am crawling out of my hole and proclaiming:
Actually, that image was Pshopped by or Shahor. Classic.
Anyway, Howie offered an interesting insight into the video: Does the title of it and the opening narrative indicate that Gadahn was actually wounded in the January airstrike many believed killed him? Makes sense to me.
Update by Newbie: This tape was made very recently....Gadahn makes a mention of the "economic meltdown"(the bailout) of the crusaders.
Coalition forces kill mastermind of recent Baghdad attacks
BAGHDAD – The legacy leader of one of al-Qaeda in Iraq’s Baghdad networks who was the mastermind behind some of the city’s recent bombings was killed by Coalition forces Friday.
Mahir Ahmad Mahmud Judu’ al-Zubaydi, also known as Abu Assad or Abu Rami, is believed to be the AQI “emir” of the Rusafa neighborhood of Baghdad. He exercised a degree of control over terrorist operations in other districts as well.
Coalition forces were led to a building in Baghdad’s Adhamiya neighborhood Friday after intelligence reports indicated Abu Rami was there. Upon arriving at the building, Coalition forces surrounded it and called for the occupants to surrender. During the callout, forces were engaged by small arms fire coming from the building. In response to this hostile act, and acting in self defense, Coalition forces returned fire, killing Abu Rami and a female.
“Sadly, here again is a case where AQI has put innocent lives in danger in order to protect themselves and shield their terrorist efforts,” said Rear Adm. Patrick Driscoll, Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesman.
Coalition forces evacuated several children from the building before performing a controlled detonation of unexploded ordnance inside the residence. When the house caught fire after the detonation, forces called for assistance from the local fire department, and as a safety precaution, began evacuating surrounding buildings.
In his position, Abu Rami allegedly masterminded numerous car bombings. A Baghdad bombing cell in his network is assessed to be responsible for separate car bomb and suicide bomber attacks in Baghdad Oct. 2, which killed eight people and wounded more than 30 others.
Abu Rami was reportedly also responsible for multiple car bombings and mortar attacks in Sadr City in 2006 and 2007, including one car bombing on Nov. 25, 2006, which killed more than 200 people.
In addition to car bombings, Abu Rami was assessed to be a planner and participant in multiple kidnappings and videotaped executions. In a video recording from June 2006, Abu Rami is seen shooting one of four Russian diplomats.
Abu Rami allegedly had ties to AQI senior leaders in Baghdad and the Northern Belt around the city. He is reportedly responsible for attacks in Baghdad, Salah ad-Din and Diyala provinces.
Originally a member of Ansar al-Islam, Abu Rami joined AQI in 2004 and became the military “emir” of the Rusafa district in 2007 before taking over responsibility for all terrorist operations there this year. Suspected members of the network already in custody say Abu Rami was focused on car bombings and suicide bombings and personally selected the targets. He allegedly ordered and directed a car-bombing attack May 1 that killed one American Soldier and wounded three Soldiers and three Iraqi civilians. Detainee reporting puts him at the scene of the crime.
Intelligence reports indicate that Abu Rami advocated going after civilian targets and inflicting casualties on the Iraqi population.
While the terrorist group has been marginalized by its attacks on Iraqi civilians, detainees in custody report that Baghdad’s AQI membership has been severely curbed by many men joining Sons of Iraq groups. They say AQI is unable to effectively recruit new members because of the perception the terrorist group is failing.
“Abu Rami did nothing for the people of Iraq except fill their cemeteries with innocent victims,” Admiral Driscoll said. “His removal from the AQI network will send shockwaves through Baghdad’s terrorist bombing networks. Its ability to conduct grizzly attacks against Iraqi civilians and Coalition and Iraqi forces has been severely crippled by this precision operation.”
Update on Suspected US missile strike kills 20 in Pakistan article
I know this missile strike has been posted and reported here yesterday....but I found something that could turn out to be very interesting in this AP piece posted just moment ago...
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Militants on Saturday buried the bodies of Arab comrades who were among at least 20 people killed when suspected U.S. missiles hit a house near the Afghan border, Pakistani officials said.Then we have this... little gem.
Two Pakistani intelligence officials, citing reports from field agents and informants, said 14 Taliban militants and eight Arabs died in the attack about 28 miles west of Miran Shah, the region's main town.I suspect we just witnessed the removal of two bodies to an undisclosed location was an effort to conceal the death of a senior leader..
The Taliban included a Haqqani commander who had invited the others to dinner, they said. The commander, his father and two young sons were among the dead Taliban, the officials said.
Six of the Arabs were buried in the village Saturday morning, while militants took the other two bodies to an undisclosed location, they said.
The officials, who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media, said they had no information indicating that a senior militant leader was killed.
O.J. Simpson convicted, jailed in Las Vegas( guilty all counts) looking at 15yrs to life
Guilty all counts(12) looking at a min of 5 yrs....verdict comes 13 years to the day he was found (cough) not guilty(cough) of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole and Ron Goldman......karma has this way of sneaking up on you and biting you right in the ass....when you least expect it.
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson, the former football star who was famously cleared of double murder in the sensational 1990s "Trial of the Century," was found guilty on all charges in his Las Vegas kidnapping and robbery case on Friday.
Simpson was convicted along with co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart on the 13th anniversary of his controversial 1995 acquittal and immediately jailed by Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass.
Both Simpson, 61, and Stewart, 54, face mandatory minimum sentences of five years behind bars and could be sentenced to life in prison.
The star-athlete-turned-actor appeared somber and emotional as the verdict was read late on Friday night, and winced as he was handcuffed by marshals and led from the courtroom into a holding cell.