Monday, March 31, 2008

Alternative Reality: If Obama Was Successful....

On January 30th, 2007, presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama introduced the Iraq War De-Escalation Act of 2007. The plan would have stopped the planned troop increase of 21,500 in Iraq, and would also begin a phased redeployment of troops from Iraq with the goal of removing all combat forces by March 31, 2008.

That would be today...


In case you were in a haze back in the winter of '07, "escalation" meant "The Surge." Per Obama, it was a predetermined failure before it was even fully launched.

More on Obama's strategy of surrender:

Obama released a statement amount of American soldiers can solve the political differences at the heart of somebody else's civil war,"..... "That's why I have introduced a plan to not only stop the escalation of this war, but begin a phased redeployment that can pressure the Iraqis to finally reach a political settlement and reduce the violence."

Can you imagine what a horrific place the world would be, as of today, had we taken Obama's path and bugged out of Iraq? If The Surge had become The Surrender?

One can be assured that Moqtada al-Sadr never would have "ordered his fighters off Iraq's streets", that's for sure. More likely he would be running the joint, in cahoots with his Iranian chums. All from the "pressure" of no American troops....

But being a Democrat means
never being able to say, "I was wrong", even when the facts scream otherwise.

How far off base is this guy? Listen as this wanna-be Commander-in-Chief proudly brags about how he would dissemble America's military might:

Don't say we didn't warn you....

al-Qaeda's dream candidate? You betcha...note his fan base includes the notoriously peaceful Hamas...

Ah, it doesn't matter - this clueless waif is DOA in the general come November. Can you imagine Hillary's grin of self-satisfaction as McCain takes New Jersey?

Bring 'em on, let's get it started...

Sunday, March 30, 2008

"Woe to You, oh Earth and Sea...

....for the Devil sends the Beast with Wrath, for he know the time is short....":

A motion calling for the disestablishment of the Church of England has been listed in the House of Commons as 666 - the Number of the Beast.

Labour MP John Austin, who has repeatedly tabled Early Day Motions urging disestablishment, put down his latest motion last night as MPs debated scrapping Britain's blasphemy laws.

It appeared appeared on the House of Commons order paper numbered 666, the number associated with the Antichrist in the Book of Revelation.

Coincidence? No. Our time grows shorter....

Still Bloggin' on Baseball...

...following up on Thursday's theme, I guess....

Anyway - George Will is a "conservative" columnist - one who would have lost his job eons ago if worthiness was predicated on prediction accuracy - who writes better and smarter on baseball than on politics. In honor of Opening Day, he devotes today's column to the grand old game, complete with an obscure trvia quiz. Good stuff.

My favorite takes are these:

Bill Veeck, who did more for America in one night than most of us do in a lifetime (the night in September 1937 he planted the ivy along Wrigley Field's outfield walls), said that the great thing about baseball - aside from the fact that you do not need to be 7 feet wide or 7 feet tall in order to play it - is: Three strikes and you're out, and the best lawyer can't help you.....


Baseball, which provides satisfying finality and then does it again the next day, is a severe meritocracy that illustrates the axiom that there is very little difference between men but that difference makes a big difference.

Play Ball.

And may your favorite home team win 3-2 on a pinch-hit home run in the bottom of the 9th - unless they are playing my Mets, of course....

Thursday, March 27, 2008

A Great Monday...

...or perhaps simply the "best play" ever? Certainly by a Chicago Cub.....

The yearis 1976. A grinning Jimmy Carter waits in America's wings, about to bring healing to a divided nation (hey! just like - ). And on a sunny spring day in Los Angeles, West Coast liberals are about to do their thing.

Or maybe not:

A great American.

Now Carlos Delgado, on the other hand....

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"The Gondor Strategy"

OK, so I read the "Rings Trilogy" like nine times, went to all the movies opening week, and own the overbearing and rather unecessary 16-disc set.

But I am still not a "Lord of the Rings" nerd...are we clear on that?

Nevertheless - when a proposition to save the world comes in the blessed form of a strategy derived from Tolkien's "Men of the West"; one must pay it some heed.

Via Gates of Vienna, we read the thoughts of one Dr. Furnish, and what he calls it the “Gondor Strategy”,which would entail setting a ‘Watchful Peace’ upon the bloody borders of Islam, as in Tolkien saga the most powerful human kingdom did against Sauron’s land of Mordor.

...the purpose of the majority-Christian parts of the planet uniting against the Muslim world would NOT be to impose democracy or in any way to change that civilization—much less to wage a new “Crusade” : “not conquest, not occupation, not ‘liberation’” but rather “feasible strategies of containment, even quarantine.”

A cordon sanitaire would be created around the Islamic sandbox until Muslims learn to play nice and stop inflicting both their near and far neighbors with anti-democratic, anti-women, anti-tolerance, and anti-modernist ideology—not to mention IEDs, assassinations and plane-bombs. And until that violent minority of Muslims obsessed with creating a global caliphate is eliminated, or at least convinced of the fruitlessness of their quest...

This strategy would be implemented by a Global Christian Alliance...

I love it, although it is hard to imagine it coming to pass. We would be damned by our own media as "Crusaders"; and few nations today have the backbone to stand tall against a charge of such political incorrectness. Better, to lay still and die quietly, so the press can write oodles of columns about "What killed the West?" or Who killed Christianity?", while never mentioning the true culprit or taking any responsibilty. Assuming, of course, their new masters allow them to write at all.

Still, I leave you with the ominous words of Boromir, eldest son of Denethor, the Steward of Gondor.:

“ is by the blood of our people that your lands are kept safe...."

There are many that need reminding.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Obama, Stoned

Click to enlarge. Ramirez is awesome...

Friday, March 21, 2008

Barack Obama: Hatin' on Israel

So we said yesterday, we said:

Regardless, anyone who thinks this man will be any type of a friend to the Jews, let alone Israel, should be smacked Gilligan-style upside the head with a sailor's hat....

Well, over at The Electronic Intifada (gee, guess whose side they're on!), we get a report on Obama's previous campaign positions towards Israel, and get to hear an offhand comment that says much:

... In 2000, when Obama unsuccessfully ran for Congress I heard him speak at a campaign fundraiser hosted by a University of Chicago professor. On that occasion and others Obama was forthright in his criticism of US policy and his call for an even-handed approach to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict....

The last time I spoke to Obama was in the winter of 2004 at a gathering in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. He was in the midst of a primary campaign to secure the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate seat he now occupies. But at that time polls showed him trailing.

As he came in from the cold and took off his coat, I went up to greet him. He responded warmly, and volunteered, “Hey, I’m sorry I haven’t said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race. I’m hoping when things calm down I can be more up front. He referred to my activism, including columns I was contributing to the The Chicago Tribune critical of Israeli and US policy, “Keep up the good work!”

Israel-bashing as "good work".

What a uniter we have in Barack Messiah Hussein Obama!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

So That's Where He Gets It From! being Barack Obama's subtle anti-semitism, of course - which, incidentally, we pointed out some time ago here, before the media had heard of Samantha "Monster" Powers or Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

Ouch - almost dislocated my shoulder patting myself on the back there...

Anyway - from Little Green Footballs, an interview with The Great Uniter's spiritual godfather, dated about a year back, where Wright recognizes that Barack might have to create some distance from him at some point. And we know whose fault that would be:

....I would understand. For instance ... he can’t afford the Jewish support to wane or start questioning his allegiance to the state of Israel because I’m saying the position we’ve taken in terms of Palestinians is wrong, and I think we need to revisit that. Just that kind of statement would cause negative repercussions in some quarters in terms of some supporters, in terms of some people he needs to support his election campaign...

So Obama's mentor refers to Jews as "those people"? Nice. Bit of a revelation, no?

Would someone else had referred to, say, black folks that way, there would be a fury of pseudo-rage unleashed from across the nation. No double-standard here, of course....

One must wonder what sitting in the pews of hate have done to Barack Obama's mind over the last 20+ years. Regardless, anyone who thinks this man will be any type of a friend to the Jews, let alone Israel, should be smacked Gilligan-style upside the head with a sailor's hat....

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Obama Blames Whitey

Some racial healer. But just about what you would expect from a man who has spent 20 years raptuously listening to sermons by the Prime Minister of Hate, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Anyway: Obama -

- said black anger persists over injustice in America, and whites shouldn't be surprised that it bursts out in sermons.
"The fact that so many people are surprised to hear that anger in some of Reverend Wright's sermons simply reminds us of the old truism that the most segregated hour in American life occurs on Sunday morning," he said.
"In the white community, the path to a more perfect union means acknowledging that what ails the African-American community does not just exist in the minds of black people; that the legacy of discrimination — and current incidents of discrimination, while less overt than in the past — are real and must be addressed," Obama said.

Gee, Mr. Barack Jeremiah Hussein Wright Obama, won't you send this po' white man on the paths to rightousness?

Of course he will. My orders are to do penance:

"… Not just with words, but with deeds — by investing in our schools and our communities; by enforcing our civil rights laws and ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system; by providing this generation with ladders of opportunity that were unavailable for previous generations."

Seems like Obama is terrified of breaking with his spirtual mentor, and instead rationalizes "The Rev"'s hate speech by creating moral relevance between Wright's rants and the perceived sins of the white man (now an original sin held by all Caucasians, I reckon).

Sounds like the same way Wright rationalized the attacks on America of 9/11; and the same way a President Obama will find equivalence when terror strikes Israel, or here in the United States...

K-Lo at The Corner adds:

The more I think about this speech, the more I think Obama said: Damn straight, Rev. Wright is angry. That's how I wound up at his church. That's why I stay there. I'm mad too, I just control it better. Now let's get electing me president so we can all feel good.

Finally, some poetry for Obama by Roger L. Simon:

Barack, I didn’t do it for this.
Barack, I was a civil rights worker… South Carolina, 1966… 22 yrs old … helping old folks register to vote, teaching kids to read and write, directing Raisin in the Sun…
Barack, I didn’t do it for this....

Read it all. Good, disturbing prose is so rare these days....

Monday, March 17, 2008

Watch The Toes...

...'cause you'll feel the sharp edge of the rusty scimitar of the "religion of peace" should you misstep just a bit....

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sunday Morning Breakfast.... best served lollipop-style, here, in what is honestly advertised as "The least kosher lollipop in the history of candy". Yup, it is what the world has long cried out for; an honest-to-goodness Maple-Bacon pop.

Paging Homer Simpson - your prayers have been answered:

The salty chunks of bacon make a delicious and unique counterpoint to the subtle sweetness of the maple, and oh, yeah- you'll be eating an oh-my-god bacon lollipop!

And not just any bacon, either- we use sustainable, organic, cured bacon- we kinda felt that it went well with the organic Vermont maple syrup we were using as a base....

If you feel like you're hallucinating, maybe it's because you've sucked on one of their Absinthe Lollipops first. Legit and authentic, claims the site, containing "an amount of thujone that is within the legal limits set by the US regulatory authorities and of the European Union."

Only in San Francisco? Maybe, but for sure, only in America....

And a hat tip to Dowd's Spirit Notebook, the best distilled spirits site on the whole g-ddamn web...

Saturday, March 15, 2008

"There is no Barack Obama"

A long and powerful analysis of the phenomenon that is Barack Obama; and why - like all shooting stars - he is shining brightly before his inevitable firery crash to earth. I am excerpting a few paragraphs from the middle here, but I urge all to go visit the Instapunk and read it all. Haunting, horrifying, and sobering - well, it would be, if liberals had the capacity for self-reflection:

For a variety of reasons, we all know very little about Barack Obama. His life has been much like his campaign persona, featuring some point of contact for all people. If you're poor and black, he at least is black. If you're white and highly educated, he at least is highly educated. I f you're a struggling single mother, he at least was raised by a single mother. If you're a Catholic or a Methodist or a Presbyterian or a Baptist, he at least belongs to a nominally Christian church. If you're anybody who believes in the American Dream, he is at least, regardless of policy differences, a living embodiment of the American Dream. He has a finger in every pie. His speeches have been analogous. He wants things to be better. He wants less rancorous partisanship. He wants less conflict between America and the rest of the world. And he asserts his confidence, ever so believably, that all these utopian goals can be achieved because he is a ll of us, in one way or another.

But we don't know very much about him because the part of him to which any of us can relate is only a sliver. Hardly any of us had a white American college professor for a mother and a Kenyan muslim for a father. Hardly any of us spent large chunks of our youth living in non-European foreign countries. Hardly any of us went to the Harvard Law School. Hardly anyone in American history has been propelled to the summit of national politics with such frighteningly scant experience. He is the promising stranger who seems too good to be true. But he is a stranger, even to the 91 percent of genuine African-Americans who support him knowing that he shares none of their ancestry of slavery. And he is too good to be true. The truth is, he is none of us. Which is absolutely fine for any individual citizen of the United States. But not for someone who aspires to be president of the United States. Ultimately, we all require some connection that goes beyond lofty phrases in speeches read off a teleprompter. The damage that will simmer and ultimately explode out of the Jeremiah Wright association is that Obama is a phony, no matter how he chooses to respond. Whether he defends his racist, anti-American pastor of 20 years or repudiates him with extreme prejudice. In his heart of hearts Obama understands nothing and no one, because he has never belonged anywhere or truly participated in anything. Which is why he has consistently gone overboard in trying to belong everywhere he's ever been. In the process, he has initiated a chain reaction that will do in his party, his rivals, the people he claims to want to serve, and himself.

Who is Barack Obama? There is only one thread of consistency in all these contradictions -- his distance from everyone in his life, save possibly the mother he chose to ignore in an autobiography focused on his distant, abandoning father. Barack Obama is whoever he happens to be around, whoever the emotionally strong people in his life choose to surround him with, whoever it serves him to be at the moment.

There is no Barack Obama....

Ayn Rand was right!

The age of the skyscraper is gone. This is the age of the housing project. Which is always a prelude to the age of the cave.

-Gail Wynand to Howard Roark, in Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead

Now, we go to once-great Britain, where Rand's backward progression continues apace:

As I contemplate the drive back to London, wondering whether it will take three hours, five hours, or if I should have set off yesterday, I can see why flying is becoming so popular. It's an alternative to the horse and cart view of the future.

Whether this is the way that [Mr Darling] thinks transport in this country should develop, heaven alone knows...

Ah, Ayn was so prescient....

Friday, March 14, 2008

Taxes !

As the Democrats push through a budget that would "torpedo" (to use the AP's expression) George Bush's tax cuts of the last eight years, and as Obama and Hillary offer comepting versions of tax reforms that fit their warped ideologies, it is important to remember exactly how taxes work. To wit:

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, itwould go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

So, that's what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with thearrangement until one day the owner threw them a curved ball.

"Because you are all such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20." Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so thefirst four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men - the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?' They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.

So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill (more-or-less proportional to what they were paying before), and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.
And so:

The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% savings).
The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free.

But once outside the restaurant the men began to compare their savings. "I only got a dollar out of the $20," declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, "but he got $10!" "Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I!" "That's true!!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!" "Wait a minute," yelled the first four (non-paying) men in unison. "We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!"

The nine men surrounded the tenth man and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our current Tax System works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction (like it or not). Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

Can someone forward this to the Democrats for me, please?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Elliot Spitzer: The Last Word... provided by John Podhoretz at Commentary magazine's blogspot, contentions:

Eliot Spitzer wanted what he wanted when he wanted it. That is the consistent pattern of his public life, and it is why America will be a better place when the only power he has left is the power to hurt the people closest to him.


Well, we'll leave New York to stew in its own juices for a while, and try to avoid jokes about the blind following the naked, and wish new governor David Paterson the best of luck. Boy, is he gonna need it...

And since Elliot paid good money to get his hands on Miss Ashley Alexandra Dupre (aka "Kristen", but born as Ashley Youmans of New Jersey !), I think it's only fair that we all share the wealth, in accordance with Democratic principles:

Well, he has better taste in women than Bill Clinton, although 'ol BJ got his money for nothing and his chicks for free....

UPDATE: Love Potion #9 ? Kinda...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Steamrolled !

Ah, the Spitzer material just writes itself:

Via Red Jersey, we get some wiseass Jersey wisdom:

Now, what I want to know is: what kind of whore costs $5500? I mean, that’s even more money than lawyers get, for essentially the same service.” – Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll on New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

Eric comments further:

If this took place in New Jersey Spitzer would have used taxpayer money to pay for the hooker…

True enough.

Meanwhile, it seems as if this randy Democrat was no novice to whoring:

...investigators said Tuesday he was clearly a repeat customer who spent tens of thousands of dollars — perhaps as much as $80,000 — with the high-priced prostitution service over an extended period of time.

Wow. Eighty Gees on hookers. Wish I had that kind of fat cash to waste.

You know, I never knew that Democrats were so well off, what with the way they are always bashing the rich, you know? Is it all smoke and mirrors? I mean, Hillary's a millionaire, Obama's made seven figures as well, and Elliot Spitzer is wealthy enought to throw away over a year's salary (for an honest man/woman) on call girls without his wife even noticing.

Bleech. What a decadent lot.

Meanwhile, the question is, can today's 400+ point gain in the stock market be attributed to Spitzerfreuden ? If so, he's finally given soemthing back to the people from wh he has taken so, so much:

"He actually believes he's above the law," said Ken Langone, a former New York Stock Exchange director who now heads a small investment-banking firm. In his role as prosecutor, Mr. Spitzer sued Mr. Langone for his role in doling out the large pay package of former New York Stock Exchange CEO Dick Grasso. "I have never had any doubt about his lack of character and integrity -- and he's proven me correct."

After the news broke yesterday, Andrew Sabin, a friend of Mr. Grasso's who lives near him on Long Island, said he spoke briefly with Mr. Grasso's wife, Lori. "I said I'd buy Dick some champagne," said Mr. Sabin, owner of precious-metals firm Sabin Commodities. "I'm sure he's happy. I'm sure everybody on Wall Street is happy."

Mr. Sabin described Mr. Spitzer's alleged conduct as "the most hypocritical thing in the world."

Score one for rich conservatives, in their never-ending death match with rich liberals.

Of course, you and I, we both lose, but at least this way we can die laughing...

Yesterday's snark here.

Monday, March 10, 2008

"No one will stand with him" - The Spitzer roundup

That's from a Peter King (R-NY) comment on the mess that New York Governor Elliot Spitzer has soiled himself with. The whole quote as follows:

"I never try to take advantage or gloat over a personal tragedy. However, this is different. This is a guy who is so self-righteous, and so unforgiving. ... He has to step down. No one will stand with him." — Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.

Geez, was this guys disliked, or what? At The Corner:

That a man so versed in the blackmail style of prosecution would so readily open himself up to that dark art is, at the very least, extraordinary....That he lacked such wisdom—or ignored it—shows a reckless disregard for the responsibilities of the high office to which the people of New York elected him.

Of course, the lefties that support him, rather than face reality, have turned their sights on the boogeyman - rather, George W. Bush:

I have a very discerning internal alarm. and that alarm tells me that this story only hit the news because the NSA, or the FBI…was snooping on this guy because he is so on the record as a trust buster and corporate cop.
Mark my words…this has the Bush Administration’s fingerprints all over it…and if the MSM digs a little deeper, they will find what Congress is afraid to look for…evidence that Bush’s wiretap program has less to do with terrorists than it has to do with political foes.


The stock market may be battered, the dollar may be plunging, and the economy may be tanking, but there's a bull market in schadenfreude on Wall Street this afternoon. Even as the Dow was on its way to notching another triple-digit loss, whoops of joy erupted from the dispirited trading floors today on news of New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's disgrace.

Details are still emerging, and it's uncertain how this will all shake out, but one thing is immediately clear: Spitzer has been hoisted by his own petard, brought down by the same kind of investigation he pioneered as a prosecutor...

Hillary Clinton moves fast, perhaps to avoid uncomfortable comparisons:

...Hillary Clinton has already delivered the first of many "You're dead to me, Eliot"-moments, sponging her campaign website clean of all mentions of Spitzer's endorsement last May.

Atlas knows no limits, and I dig it:

Dirty details emerge from the conversations of the Kristen, Eliot's femme noir. She said he wanted an "unsafe" sex act....

....Spitzer will be replaced by a blind liberal, isn't that redundant? David Paterson is his name. His record? Liberal with a capital L.

Kinda makes you want to look hard at the presidential nominee's VP's candidate, huh? Especially if one of them is named "Clinton"...

And finally, unasked-for advice from the guy least qualified to give it, another man who believes the law does not apply to him:

These are serious and disturbing accusations that are completely at odds with the man I know. They come as a complete shock. ... He will have to regain credibility not only with his family but with the public." — Democratic New Jersey Gov. Jon S.(as in "seat belt") Corzine.

Spitzer would be better served listening to Jim McGreevy. At least was smart enough to quit, and go off to a convent, or wherever it is gay nuns go.

Harsh, I know. But pride goeth....

Pat Condell: Not a Dhimmi

More voices like this, please:

Saturday, March 08, 2008


Jonah Goldberg on the Jerusalem seminary attack:

....the slaughter, and the reaction to it, is a perfect illustration of why discussion of Israel is so confused.

A Palestinian opens fire on mostly teenage students studying in a library. The Hamas government in Gaza applauds the shooting and Palestinians take to the street to celebrate. Meanwhile, human rights groups say that Israel must continue to supply water, electricity and healthcare to the same Palestinians rejoicing in the street. To do otherwise is "collective punishment."

Propping up an enemy committed to your total destruction just strikes me as total folly...

The United State's complicity in perpetuating this farce is gross - see here .

May I apply one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite philosophers ?

Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.
- Ayn Rand

We could use Ayn right around now, incidentally.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Bitter Fruits of Appeasement

The President of Iran denies the Holocaust ever happened, then gives us a wink and says boy-oh-boy you wanna see a real holocaust? Give me just a few more years...
The Palestinians can't wait that long to commit genocide; this particluar brand of Islamic thug are just going with a low-tech effort in liu of nuclear weapons (remember how the Nazis started out gassing small groups of Jews in box trucks?), for the time being anyway:

A Palestinian gunman killed eight people in a Jewish religious college in Jerusalem on Thursday, most of them students, and wounded about 10 others

Police said the gunman walked freely into the yard of the school, a modern 5-storey complex, shot dead a guard and then sprayed bullets from an AK-47 rifle and a pistol at young men marking a festive period with study in a ground-floor library.
Most of the dead were in their 20s, police said.

Emergency worker Yerach Tucker said he arrived quickly to see bloodied students run out of the seminary. "I went into the library and there were youngsters lying there, dead with Bibles, with holy books, in their hands," Tucker told reporters.

And how does the religion of peace react to the slaughter of young scholars? Need you ask?

Found in the hands of one of the dead boys; the concrete result of appeasing the hatred of these monsters:

The Judeo/Christian Holy Book, covered with the blood of the innocent. Welcome to the future, as dreamed of by the Mullahs, and aided by the useful idiots in America and in Europe, who will simply bemoan the "cycle of violence" and call for another peace conference. Megan McAerlde says it best today...

To hell with the peacemakers...

And she wrote that before today's blood was spilled, incidentally.

I'm feeling a lot of good old- fashioned hatred today towards the murderous breed of humanity whom call themselves Palestinians. And I feel not a whit ashamed, because the hatred of evil is what makes (and keeps) a civilization civilized; accomodation with evil goes hand-in-hand with the breakdown of said civilization. The Palis, having embraced evil with all their black hearts (polls show 80% of Palestinian children seek death as "shahids"), are perhaps the most broken society existing on Earth today. And Israel, for its refusal to deal harshly with the Satanic force that taunts them from outside their Garden, is beginning to break down as well. Over at The Belmont Club, we hear how in Ashkelon, Israel, resident Moshe Nissimpor decided:

....that the best way to halt rocket fire from Gaza - in light of what he terms the government's failure to do so - is some vigilante justice. Nissimpor developed a homemade 200-millimeter ballistic missile which he planned to launch from Ashkelon into the Gaza Strip.

"From this day onwards, we will push back to the stone age every place which dares shoot missiles into Israel's sovereign territory," he said Wednesday. "It is time the world understood Israelis' lives are not expendable."

That's one of the saddest things I've read in a while. And again, it is down the road for all us if we do not continue to fight evil in hand-to-hand combat.

And remember, while Barack Obama claims to have no interest in meeting Hamas, in desiring to treat with Syria's Assad and with the madman of Persia, he sits with the spiritual fathers of the darkness that openly craves to devour us all.

And if Isreal is beginning to crack, what hope is there for any of us?

UPDATE: And the beat goes on:

Israel called Thursday's shooting a "massacre" but said peace talks would continue with West Bank-based Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who condemned the attack...

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

"Hope for an Alternative"

..that's the title of a "letter to the editor" at the Journal-Times of Racine, Wisconsin by one Angie Smucker. Miss Smucker is either a master of snark or a political genius; 'cause with a mere hundred-odd words she rips the clothes off the man whom would be Emperor, and exposes his intellectual nudity:

I agree with Kim Morrison that Barack Obama would be a great president. I have hope that he can provide free health insurance for everyone.

I have hope that he can bring our soldiers home and make the world a safer place. I have hope that he can protect Americans from poverty by printing more money at the mints.

And, I have hope that he can make me a taller, more attractive, wealthier person, immune to all illnesses. The best part is that all of these will be accomplished at absolutely no cost to me.

Some skeptics would say that he can’t do these things because he hasn’t had enough leadership experience, foreign policy experience, or government experience. Some would say that Obama can’t provide for all our needs without doubling taxes. And, some would say that he hasn’t provided one piece of a specific plan to reach these goals.

Well, to those people I ask, “Where is your hope?”

All these years I’ve been creating accomplishments and gatherine experience to list on my resume. From now on, I’ll just list my hopes and plans. All that work was so unnecessary.

Angie Smucker

Love ya, Angie....

Monday, March 03, 2008

Obama: Dinkins, redux?

Sounds just like the type of editorial the NYT will write when ready to endorse Barack Obama for the presidency:

"What no one disputes is his most evident characteristic. America knows Barack Obama to be, above all, a conciliator. His instinct is to unify. This decency can help the country confront its biggest forseeable problems: a sagging economy and tension between the races. The two go together. Mr. Obama seems better qualified to persuade all Americans to share the burdens ahead. That's also true for another reason: race. Mr. Obama would be America's first black president - a fact likely to instill a sense of pride and participation by blacks and other minority groups."

Switch out "Mr. Obama" and replace it with "David Dinkins", and you have the editorial above as written on October 29th, 1989, as they endorsed his election as the mayor of New York City.

So we have seen this before. Kyle Smith, however, tkaes care to remind us:

Delicately, ever so delicately, The Times made a point that was widely held that fall: that Dinkins would lower the crime rate because disempowered blacks would feel a sense of belonging.
Instead, Dinkins' election fired the starting gun for a racial free-for-all and the four worst years, murder-wise, in the city's history.
It was Latinos vs. whites in Washington Heights (1992), blacks vs. Koreans in a heated grocery-store dispute (1990) and, in Crown Heights, four nights of unchecked rioting by blacks against Hasidic Jews (1991).

Ouch. But all true; it was New York's lowest ebb; and it took a hardcase (Republican) mayor eight years to whip the city back into shape. Kinda like Jimmy Carter followed by two terms of Reagan, I guess. But do we want to go thru that dark night again?

..... Dinkins' race did not make him a conciliator. It requires a similar lapse of logic to say the same things about Obama's supposed ability to calm terrorism in the boiling neighborhoods of the world. And such things are said, through a megaphone, with a straight face. The punditry is telling us to vote for Obama because he is black.

Finish the article at the link if you care to; it uncovers a variety of endorsements by allegedly serious writers/publication who offer up Obama's race as the best reason to vote for him; as if the color of his skin will make the rest of the world (finally) genulfect before us. Amazing that the media - which spends so much time angrily defending its postion as "opinion leader" as being beyond reproach - can see no further than skin deep on what may be the most significant election in a generation.

Someone ought to show them the Times editorial on Dinkins that fateful day in OCtober of '95; and ask them to reflect on that....

Saturday, March 01, 2008

"Liberalism .... is totalitarian in nature"

So sayeth Rush Limbaugh, who makes some excellent points about the nature of this philosophy of cruelty which masks itself in the guise of rightousness:

...It is an effort to control everybody, or as many people as possible. It's based on the assumption that most people are blithering idiots and haven't the ability to lead responsible lives on their own.

This is fostered by willing accomplices in the news media who are constantly beating the drum of doom and gloom and fatalism and pessimism, and they have a lot of power in creating these negative moods that people have, not so much about their own lives, but about everybody else's.

The overall effort here is to dispirit and to depress people and to make people give up in attempting to achieve.
Listen to Michelle Obama in Zanesville, Ohio. She's basically telling people to give up. She's telling people who are poor to stay poor because there's just too much trouble in attempt to go acquire wealth. You might have to go borrow money, go to college, student loan. She's telling people to stay poor.
She wants people to stay poor. Why? I don't know if she has an inherent dislike for the country, she's got some bitterness, but she's also a liberal. She wants to be in charge of these people and their welfare.

This is how liberals get their votes. It really boils down to nothing more complicated than that, except it's hideous what liberalism does to the human spirit, it attempts to destroy it, even to the point of making enemies out of people who have achieved something, out of people who have become successful.

That about tags it. A liberal is one who feels that they know better than you how to run your life -confiscating your earnings becuase they know best how to spend your money, controlling your medical insurance because they know better than you what kind of health care you need, and limiting your speech becuase only they know what forms of it are dangerous or not.

A vote for them is an admission of your own inability to control your life, or even worse, a desire to abdicate responsibilty for your life. Both are symptoms of a society in trouble, and one that will face further decline.

Need proof? Look what liberalism has done to Europe - once the cradle of Western thought and ingenuity, now a listless continent that is literally dying off; its emptying husk filled by...radical Islamics.

Welcome to America's future?