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Friday, February 29, 2008

This Is Cool Or Very Hot Depending On Where You Are Standing

Via Hot Air is this video clip of a CBS reporter checking out our heatray gun, pretty awesome non-lethal weapon.

Victor Davis Hanson On A Post Bush World

This is my number one concern about Barack Obama and his mindless minions of hope and change that the world is not going to change just because a Democrat might get elected as our next President. Hillary at least knows this and so does John McCain but Barack's fanatical following think he can wag his tongue and the whole world will fall under the spell of the Obamassiah, well that ain't going to happen. The world has serious problems that won't go away just because we might elect an elonquent black man to the most powerful office in the world in fact his squishy weakness on foreign policy will be seen as a weakness by the tyrants and jihadis and his opposition to free trade will alienate our friends just as Hillary would, just look at the current flap over NAFTA. Anyway go read VDH's latest piece, here is a snip.

It is a cop-out to say George Bush caused all these problems. They loom large mostly for two reasons. One, the United States promotes global democratic capitalism, and our military ensures international free commerce in the air and on the seas. This bothers regional dictators and terrorists eager to carve out their own spheres of influence, regardless of who's sitting in the Oval Office.

Two, billions of people in India, Russia, China, Asi, and Latin America, having copied American business and culture, are now doing better, and demand the same good lives we take for granted.

Our rivals suspect that we are played out, short of energy, long on debt, and hogging the world's resources. They see no reason to stop pushing just because of our past strength and reputation. They think the future is theirs, the past ours. And so all over the globe they will surely challenge the next president, however nice, to prove them wrong.

Democrats Pass Tax Relief For Communist Dictator And Raises Them On US Companies

Michelle has the dirt on this latest malfeasance by the Pelosi led House in their latest "no energy" energy bill. It would raise taxes by the billions on US oil and gas companies while keeping open a loophole for Hugo Chavez's Venezuelan Citgo corp. meanwhile China and Venezuela can drill for oil off the coast of Florida around Cuba and the Democrats won't let US companies. Of course those taxes will just be passed on to consumers and not just at the gas pump as the plastics industry and cosmetics industry also rely on oil by products. Michelle has lots more but here's a clip from a CNS article she links.

House Republicans criticized energy legislation passed late Wednesday, saying that it would raise taxes on the oil industry but give tax breaks to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and the state-run oil company CITGO.

“Middle-class families and small businesses are feeling the squeeze from rising costs for gasoline, food, and other costs of living,” said House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a statement. “Unfortunately, the Democrats’ ‘no energy’ bill will only make matters worse by raising taxes and setting the table for even higher prices at the pump.”

The House passed the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008 on a vote of 236 to 182. Senate Democratic leaders have indicated they would fast-track the bill to try to avoid a Republican filibuster…”It actually carves out tax breaks for Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez - courtesy of American taxpayers,” said Boehner. “This is unacceptable, and the Democratic leadership is irresponsible for bringing the bill to the House floor.”

“I am disappointed that the Majority voted down a Republican proposal to eliminate the tax relief for Hugo Chavez and give it to those who need it most: middle-class American families,” he said. “The largest tax increase in American history is on the horizon, and House Republicans are committed to stopping it.”

At least President Bush says he will veto it and the Dems don't have enough votes to override it. If the goal is to get off foreign oil why are the Democrats want to give Chavez a tax break? We have enough oil in the US to last hundreds of years if we could just tap it and increase refineries to refine it. The Dems say they are the party of the little helpless people but all their proposals only hurt the very people they claim to represent by driving up the costs of everything from fuel to food to even clothing and keeping your home warm or cool. I may be a moron redneck but I still have more brains than even the smartest Democrat in Congress. It is all straight out of the Socialist playbook, control energy and food and you control the people and don't even get me started on the absurdity of bio-fuels replacing fossil fuel based energy. Here is a great resource for those that are interested, The Energy Tribune.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

What Will Brad And Hollywood Say?

Hollywood heart throb and UN peace ambassador Angelina Jolie endorses our war effort in Iraq and says we must step up and finish the job to bring peace to an oppressed country, good on her. Gateway Pundit and Hot Air have all the details, and in Angelina's words:

My visit left me even more deeply convinced that we not only have a moral obligation to help displaced Iraqi families, but also a serious, long-term, national security interest in ending this crisis.
Today’s humanitarian crisis in Iraq — and the potential consequences for our national security — are great. Can the United States afford to gamble that 4 million or more poor and displaced people, in the heart of Middle East, won’t explode in violent desperation, sending the whole region into further disorder?
What we cannot afford, in my view, is to squander the progress that has been made. In fact, we should step up our financial and material assistance…
As for the question of whether the surge is working, I can only state what I witnessed: U.N. staff and those of non-governmental organizations seem to feel they have the right set of circumstances to attempt to scale up their programs. And when I asked the troops if they wanted to go home as soon as possible, they said that they miss home but feel invested in Iraq. They have lost many friends and want to be a part of the humanitarian progress they now feel is possible.

Angelina is a super hot babe as long as she keeps the tattoos covered, tats and hot chicks donot mix in my book, that is the domain of bikers and wannabe punks but this a positive viewpoint none the less.

Dems Want To Stimulate Voter Fraud And Race Baiter Separatists

Cap'n Ed at Hot Air has the scoop on the latest economic "stimulus" package put forth by the Democrats, it seems they want to give hundreds of millions of dollars to La Raza, an open borders, Mexican nationalist racist group whose name means "the race", and ACORN, a group that has been convicted of voter fraud in the Democrats favor in several states. The GOP blocked it in the Senate because it does not do what the title states besides being an awful bill and that is to help homeowners that were stupid enough to buy more house than they could afford or got duped into a bad loan. Here is the money quote from a leading Dem on the bill, Bob Casey:

Mr. CASEY: “We want to do a couple of things with this legislation, which we know is the Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008. Our Majority Leader, Senator Reid, and our leadership and the members of the Democratic Caucus set it out fairly specifically. A couple of basic things this legislation would have done: first of all, it would have continued what we started in the end of last year, foreclosure prevention counseling dollars, to give money to organizations around the country that are certifiably expert at this, organizations like La Raza. I know the presiding officer knows that group. We know also the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now, known by the acronym ‘ACORN.’ They’re headquartered in Philadelphia. These are organizations which understand what a lender has to deal with but more importantly deal with borrowers when they’re borrowing money, when they’re dealing with the difficulty and complexity of borrowing money. These organizations would have helped even more so than they’re helping now with $200 million more of counseling money. That’s not going to happen right now because of what the other side did; they blocked that money by blocking this legislation.”

So how does giving taxpayer money by the ton to a racist pro-illegal immigrant Mexican nationalist organization and a group that specializes in voter fraud stimulate the economy? Beats me, but it looks alot like buying Democrat votes with the taxpayer's dollar. Just what in the hell is counseling money for anyway?

Perverted Values

Amidst the increasing attacks on Israel, US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, has called for Israel to show restraint in dealing with Qassam rockets, suicide bombings and deadly terrorism. Israel's legendary restraint has led some to call the IDF the most moral army in the world. I beg to differ. Israel's restraint is an example of perverted values, of fighting according to Western standards of "turn the other cheek" and not Jewish morals.

"When you go forth in battle to your enemies" (Deut. 20:1)... What is meant by against your enemies? G-d said, 'Confront them as enemies. Just as they show you no mercy, so you should show them no mercy" (Tanchuma, Shotim 15). When Israel provides the Arabs with electricity, water, goods, etc., it is violating the command of the Midrash. The Arabs who fight against us are our enemies and not our friends. "You are going to war against your enemies and not your brethren. It is not Judah against Simeon or Simeon against Judah such that if you fall captive they will have mercy on you... It is against your enemies that your are waging war. If you fall into their hand, they will show you no mercy." (Sifri, Shoftim 192) The time for mercy is long over. It is time to put all pity and consideration aside and repay those murderous thugs "seven-fold", and eye for an eye.

Some may protest that such collective punishment is immoral and yet the Torah differs on this. We learn from Sotah 11a that Job was punished for not speaking out against Pharaoh's decree. Silence means assent. "Whoever is capable of protesting and does not do so will be punished" (Avodah Zara 18a). All Arabs in Gaza have the right to prevent their homes from being used as a launch-pad for terror, to leave or to suffer the consequences. In the same vein, the silence and impotence of Israel's leaders makes them collaborators in the death of Roni Yechiyeh HY"D and all those who have been slain al kiddush HaShem in Sderot and all over Israel.

After the massacre of Shechem, Ya'akov rebuked Shimon and Levi. To this, they answered "Shall our sister be treated like a harlot?" (Gen. 34:31), Ya'akov accepted their argument with silence, recognizing the necessity of their deeds. They performed a great mitzvah and for this reason the city of Shechem became Shimon's tribal banner. Today we must ask, "shall our brothers be treated as disposible?", will Jewish blood be considered cheap, expendable, worthless? Will the perpetrators of thiese heinous acts be brought to justice?

When the brothers answered Ya'akov, he remained silent. R. Yehuda bar Shimon (Bereshit Rabba 80:12) said: [They said] The water was muddy and we made it clear. 'Shall he treat her like a harlot?'. They treated us as though our lives had no value'. The medieval commentators justify the massacre of Shechem. Rambam (Hilchot Melachim 9:14) wrote: "A descendant of Noach who violates one of these seven [Noahide] laws shall be killed by the sword. Hence, all of the residents of Shechem incurred a death, beause Shechem stole and they saw and knew yet they did not put him on trial." Ramban on Gen. 34:13 differs from the Rambam: "Because the people of Shechem were evildoers whose blood they considered like water, Ya'akov's sons wished to smite them all with an avenging sword. They killed the king and all the people of his city, because they were his slaves and under his charge." The people of Gaza have allowed terrorists to rain missiles on Sderot, violating the prohibition against murder. There is no alternative besides sending the stern message that the Jewish people will not be trifled with.

" For He that avengeth blood hath remembered them; He hath not forgotten the cry of the humble."
כִּי-דֹרֵשׁ דָּמִים, אוֹתָם זָכָר; לֹא-שָׁכַח, צַעֲקַת עֲנָוִים

Cross-posted from For Zion's Sake

For A Good Laugh Or Puke

Head over to Ace of Spades and check the pictures from the latest Paris Fashion show, I can't believe that they actually expect women to spend thousands and wear that stuff but whatever, it is Gay Paree. I always thought clothing was supposed to make women look good like Victoria's Secret, I digress, good looking ladies can usually look good in anything or nothing but some of these make beautiful high fashion models look like space aliens, animals, furniture or just mutants .

Barack Obama's Friends

Sen Obama is an intelligent, articulate gentlemen with a Harvard pedigree in far left politics from the seamy underbelly of Chicago's Daley Machine. Two articles kelp paint a picture of Barack's career as an activist and Chicago insider by taking a look at those he associated with namely, Rezko, Ayers, Khalidi and Auchi. The first article is by John Batchelor for Human events and the other by Rick Moran for Pajamas Media, John looks at all four while Rick concentrates on Tony Rezko and has more at his home site, read them both.
From the Human Events piece:

What you need to measure about Barack Obama, a likely potent adversary for the presidency, is that while he is a politically junior and consciously liberal-voting member of the U.S. Senate, he is actually a veteran Chicago politician with a fertile record of surprising associations in controversial events well apart from his work in legislatures.

Some few of these associations from his years in Chicago law work and urban development, and from his career in the Springfield, Illinois senate, speak to the quality of his judgment and to the strength of his character. Four associations in particular go the heart of the inquiry ahead in order to ask and answer the fundamental questions about who is Barack Obama.

The story focuses on four astute men who have little in common other than Mr. Obama: Messrs Rezko, Ayers, Khalidi and Auchi. Finding facts about Mr. Obama's exchanges with this quartet creates much of what can be called a political profile of candidate Obama.

From Pajamas Media:
Do you feel lost and left out because when someone mentions “Rezko” you think it’s that company that makes frisbees? (Sorry, but you’re confusing “Wham-O” who make that backyard widow-maker “Slip ‘n Slide” with a political fixer who’s just plain slippery.)

Are you confused by the head spinning machinations of Barack Obama that allowed him to purchase a house worth $2.6 million (with a vacant lot next door that can be accessed only through the property where the house sits) for around $1.65 million? (Don’t worry, so is most of the press.)

Do you wonder why this “Agent of Change” and modern day prophet Barack Obama would have gotten himself involved with a man indicted for political corruption and fraud?

Well, allow me to clear things up for you. Following is a little primer on Rezko, Obama, and how Windy City politics can have its way even with new messiahs.
To set the stage, you have to remember that we’re talking about Chicago. This is “The City That Works.” No one disputes that. The question is who it “works” for. If you’re a member of the Democratic Machine, it works wonderfully.

John also makes this interesting observation at the end of his piece,"There is a flickering presidential campaign analogy from the 1970s while you, Mr. McCain, were detained in Hanoi -- while Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn were setting bombs, Mr. Rashidi was in the Mideast with the PLO, Mr. Auchi was in Baghdad with Saddam Hussein and Mr. Obama was eleven years old in Hawaii."

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

On The Other Side Of The Aisle

Oh boy, the Democratic convention in Denver is going to be grand, attended I am sure by the glitterati of Hollywood and their oohing gaggle of attendees. I wonder if they will let their base in and by base, I mean the Code Pinkos, but more on that later, mean while this is the gentleman they they are swooning over.

I think this is the same video my friend Gayle posted that she notified me about but I haven't been to her site yet to see. I snagged this from Hot Air where I saw it this morning but I will give Gayle credit anyway just because. Make it viral!
Anyway back to the Code Pinkos, ANSWER, etal, guess what they are planning to do? Oh this is sweet, they are staging a "Recreate '68" rally, you know all the anti-war commies and hippies gather to stink up the joint, pun intended, break a few windows, and disrupt traffic for a week with their clown parade during a Party Convention. OK here is the sweet nugget, it won't be in St Paul at the GOP Convention, it will be in Denver at the DNC's. The reason, the GOP won't listen to them anyway so why bother, they think the dhimmicrat, socialist, frozen doves will listen to them,funny.

I really should add that our boy Johnny Mac is on the attack and The Obama One responded with some corny Moveon like sparring jabs, go Johnny go, he ducks inside and lands a sharp blow to the ribs. Of course Allahpundit is always so kind to post the video.

AP adds in his post this great quote from McCainin response to His Hopeness' response:“Where is the audacity of hope when it comes to backing the success of our troops all the way to victory in Iraq? What we heard last night was the timidity of despair.”
This is going to be a very interesting political boxing match my friends, very interesting. There is still plenty of salt in that Navy flyboy's spirit, Obama's is a bunch of crack and stale smoke and I don't even need to mention Hillary's closet that is such a fun place to go poking around in.
Are you ready for the ride, at least it's blog fodder?

RIP William F Buckley

I admit to knowing little about the man till today thanks to National Review, the original magazine of modern conservative thought., his creation. Go to National Review to find out, He will be missed, though I am fairly new to the conservative movement his and National Review's writings helped move me right along. I know he has not been active at the magazine in a few years other than as a writer, and left this world at his desk, at home, writing, and just drifted off to Heaven.

If They Can't Find Prejudice They Create It

For the third time in about a year a network news agency in search of a story on hate in America and can't find any decides to stage some alla "Candid Camera" antics. ABC decided they needed to prove latent bias in America so they hired a couple actors and rigged a Texas bakery with cameras to record the actions of customers. First they dressed an actress in a traditional Muslim hijab or headscarf to play a supposed customer and put another actor beind the deli counter that would refuse her service and then filmed the reactions of unknowing customers and called it a news story. Newsbusters and Michelle Malkin have all the sordid details about what they didn't find, plus LGF points out this was done at the behest of CAIR, a radical islamic group that sees prejudice behind every tree that's not muslim. In fact hate crimes against muslims are way below those committed against Jews according to the FBI and reported in IBD. There were 156 religiously motivated crimes against muslims and 967 against Jews in '06, not to mention all the moonbats that blame all the world's ills on Israel and the USA. Maybe ABC should send their cameras into the mosques and madrasses here in America to find those that spew hate on a daily basis and report on that.
I will openly admit it, I am a bigot, I hate islam and all that it stands for but that would not prevent me from taking a muslim's money in a business transaction though a private business should have the right to refuse to do business. In a slightly related bit of nonsense a private wedding photagrapher turned down a lesbian couple and is getting sued over it, how stupid is that?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Blogger Problem

For some reason when I try to access my friend's blogs from the blogroll the open window freezes so I have been unable to visit some of my friends the last couple days if I don't have the address memorized. My apologies and I am sure it will be fixed soon and you will again be subject to my inane, politically incorrect commentary.

American Idol

I watch the show on occasion and have rarely been impressed, the last time was the British version that gave us Paul Potts. They are doing the guys tonight and rest assured there are no new Geoff Tates or Ronnie James Dios in this round. I can't sing a lick and always wanted to when I was running around in the '80s metal scene so I do know good vocals when I hear them and I went to school with folks with far better voices than I am seeing/hearing on stage tonight but they could all front a typical modern band. That is not saying much by the way.
Update: There were two genuinely very good voices to come out of tonight and both named David.

Some Wild Presidential Trivia

A reader, Phil, emailed this interesting and a bit creepy bit of trivia.

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.

Now it gets really weird.

Lincoln 's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln .

Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln , was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939

Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Now hang on to your seat.

Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.'
Kennedy was shot in a car called 'Lincoln ' made by 'Ford.'

Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

And here's the kicker...

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

Finally The Last Democrat Debate: Update

I was going to watch it but they immediately started with healthcare and I lost interest just as quick, they both want socialistic programs and the thin micron between the two ain't worth debating or wasting my time watching. Its about as mentally stimulating as reading the comment section on a moonbat blog. Hillary and Bill are done, the country does not want their shenanigans back in the Whitehouse and that is pretty clear at this point so the question is. Will she go down gracefully or like a cat being dunked in a bucket?
On the question; is Obama a Muslim? According to Islam, yes, since his father is a Muslim and he can't leave it without being declared apostate and subject to death or punishment and his black power church founded by Jeremiah Wright, a Farrakan ass kisser, is not what I would call Christian either.
Update: Michelle Malkin called it in her preview and has a round up.

Territorial Integrity

Here the words of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, one of the greatest Jewish leaders of the century, explain why Israel cannot surrender any land to the Arabs.

Cross-posted from For Zion's Sake

Monday, February 25, 2008

Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles

I admit it, I am addicted to a TV show, I guess I had better check into a psyche ward sometime soon as I usually abhor network programming. I mean this show has everything a guy can love, gun fights, wild chases, hot chicks with guns, explosions, robots, hot chicks and actually a pretty intense story line minus the usual Hollywood goo. The acting is very good, Summer Glau does a great terminator chick, and the production is excellent. If you have missed some episodes or are new to the series you can catch up at I-tunes commercial free and since my monitor has a better picture than my TV and is about the same size I find it more enjoyable.
Update: It is getting better by the episode so catch up quick, I love this show.

Bill Clinton Having Flashbacks

I don't know where it happened but while Bill was out campaigning for Hillary he has a little slip of the tongue on the stump and says; "If you elect me...". Allahpundit snagged the video for Hot Air here.
Meanwhile in other Hot Air news Captain Ed Morrisey is dry docking Captain's Quarters to join the team as Bryan Preston has joined Laura Ingraham as producer for her radio show. Cap'n Ed will be a real asset for Michelle and her team as an excellent analyst and reporter and will get the much larger readership that he deserves. This was a surprise for sure.

Global Warming

Remember all the moonbats running to Greenland the last couple summers to look at melting glaciers as proof of global warming and complaining about the loss of Arctic sea ice. Well the icepack is back, bigger and thicker than normal, in fact record cold and snowfall has been the story across the Northern Hemispere this winter mirroring what happened in the Southern Hemisphere during their winter when the Antarctic ice came back to a record extent. Al Gore also warned about the snows of Kilimanjaro disappearing but they are back as well. Newsbusters points to this article by Lorne Gunter in Canada's National Post.

Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966.

The U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reported that many American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January "was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average."

China is surviving its most brutal winter in a century. Temperatures in the normally balmy south were so low for so long that some middle-sized cities went days and even weeks without electricity because once power lines had toppled it was too cold or too icy to repair them

I wonder how the Gore kool-aid drinkers in the MSM will spin this news if they report it at all.
Gateway Pundit has more on the record cold snaps around the planet.
Then there is this nut that is going to lead an expedition next month to examine the collapsing iceshelves of the Arctic that aren't.
Update: A warm Barnyard welcome to visitors from Gateway Pundit and Watts Up With That.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Palestine, A Culture Of Hatred And Death

This is an interesting read at Pajamas Media by Yael Kaynan looking at how the hatred that has been tought to the children of Gaza will come back to haunt them. We in the West worry about the influence of violent video games and movies but their children are tought that their life means nothing and the highest level they can achieve is as a martyr by killing innocent Jews and infidels.

When children are raised on a steady diet of hatred, disrespect for human life, and violence, those children grow up to be violent and with no regard for the life, or well-being, of others. And not just for “those” others but for all others, including those within their own society. Parents in Gaza need to ask themselves, “What kind of person will my child grow up to be if I have taught him to celebrate the murder of a 73 year old woman by passing out candy and flowers?” as the children of Gaza did in large numbers recently when two suicide bombers managed to kill an old woman and put her even more elderly husband into intensive care.
In most countries, parents worry about what effects watching violent television will have on their children. They worry over whether they are effectively instilling values such as kindness, decency, and respect in their children so that they can grow up into productive and decent members of their societies. Most people recognize that the values instilled in childhood have lifelong implications not only for the child in question but also for the society in which he will live. Do the parents in Gaza not worry about the shape their future society will take when today’s children are being taught that the lives of other children have no value and, indeed, that those other children should be killed, as is frequently told to the children of Gaza through their children’s television programming? Do they not worry about the kind of adults they are producing when, as children, their society and the parents themselves have told them that their own lives have no value? What future accomplishments will their society attain when their children have been taught that the greatest thing they can do with their lives is to kill themselves in the process of killing others –that there is no greater accomplishment that they can achieve than to blow themselves up among groups of old women and children? What will be the face of a society in which the children have been raised to admire violence and to consider the use of a deadly weapon as a first resort in a conflict?

As Bar has pointed out in a recent post here Gaza is judenrein and look at the violence that still exists between Fatah and Hamas, violence is all they know, all they understand. It is a reason other Arab States have rejected them as well because they are a society of violent thugs as a way of life.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Why Barack Obama Will Not Win In November

Nobody thought he had a chance against the Clinton machine so nobody paid him a second thought but now that he has done the unthinkable by destroying the Clintons the scrutiny is coming and it is juicy. The vast right wing conspiracy has shifted its potent gaze to the Obamas and is discovering many ties to '60s radical communist terrorists, the Weather Underground and Black Panthers, not to mention his race identity church run by Lawrence Wright and
his ties to Louis Farrakan. Barack Obama is a very far left radical socialist hidden behind pretty words of hope and change that has tapped into the far left fever on university campuses across America. Barack is a decent person with a pretty family and upscale life but his assosiations and mentors of his political philosophy are surely suspect as to what we could expect of him as leader of the free world. We can surely attack him on appeasement and surrender to radical Islam and his willingness to throw Israel under the bus to appease his friends in Damascus and Tehran. The man is an incredibly weak candidate that will be easy to take out should he beat Hillary and the collapse of the Democrat party is coming.
John McCain may be the best person at this time to punch those radicals in the nose though it does pain me to admit it. The left wing hit machine MSM will have a much harder time targeting him as the blowback against the NYT hitpiece has shown. We can beat Obama or Clinton or both but not if we sit on our hands.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Oops, Liberals Should Know Better By Now

Barack's comment on Afaganistan is being ripped throughout the blogosphere by those that actually know something about our military, which The Obamassiah obviously does not. I snagged the video from Gateway Pundit who has a round up of comments including my blogger platoon leader Amy Procter, an Army Wife. Yea, there were some supply problems early in the Afgan campaign due to its rugged remoteness that had nothing to do with Barack's comments last night. Hillary can't hit Obama on this because it was her husband's time in office that cut into the military's ability, John McCain can hammer him all day long on it and should get that hammer swinging with a regular clang as it hits target. We have many ways to attack the Obama One withou being racists that this could actually be fun to watch as the MSM spin machine blows a gasket and a bearing or two. I may actually have to put some popcorn in the popper for this show.

More On The Satelite Shoot Down

James Lewis takes a look at what it means strategically and the message it sends to rogue regimes like the NoKos and Iran. It was an international show of our missile defense system and how well it works, this is really very cool.

So this is a crucial time to demonstrate to the rogues that the West can defend itself. That is why the administration chose this time to show off our anti-missile defense capability.
The brilliance of our anti-missile systems is that they can move and fast and stealthily from place to place. Aegis cruisers like the one that just shot down the spy satellite can be sent to any navigable sea in the world, very close to North Korea, Iran, and Syria. If Chavez ever buys missiles from his friends in Tehran, or if Castro's successor does, the US Navy can be in range the next day. Once we get laser weapons mounted on aircraft, we will have even faster and more flexible defenses. That technology is not far away.

A couple good writeups at the Daily Standard, here and here.
Perfunction has more from a man in the missile defense industry.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Texas Showdown

Hillary and Barack face off tonight in Houston and I wonder if Hillary will take off the gloves and give us some fireworks or will it be another love fest like the last debate. It is Hillary's last chance to slow down the Obama train now that it is leaving the station with a full head of steam and left wing groupies.
Proposed drinking game if you are the designated driver, you get to drink if either one doesn't say change in their response to a question and if you want to get plastered drink when they do. Just remember the change they want is the change in your paychecks and the power to regulate every aspect of your lives.
Update: I missed the first few minutes thanks to a faulty ISP but I got it back in time to hear how they would surrender and appease our sworn enemies, eek. Now Barack is talking about raising taxes, lose the war and raise our taxes that is their mantra. Well Duuhhh.
Update: It ain't up to the POTUS or the Gov't to manage the economy, the economy needs the gov't to get out of the way, higher taxes and massive regulations on the free market , pure socialsim.
Woohoo, amnesty talk, good, good, snort, they will lose on this issue.
Update: I guess the good Senators forget we the people melted down the Senate phone bank over shamnesty and that President Bush was a sponsor as was our our leading candidate. I am finding some of the information coming out about where the fence will be built interesting though, some serious property rights issues over land. I have seen some rumblings about this at Instapundit some time back. Anyway back to the debate, they are basically trying to out socialist each other.
Update: On health care, we have universal health care, I can walk down to the local clinic and pay for it out of pocket if need be. I want the doctor of my choice not the gov't to decide my care. There have been a few sparks so far but no real fireworks but it sounds like a college pep rally in the crowd at UT.
Update: This debate was as good an argument to vote for John McCain as there ever was.

Looking at the Scoreboard

Interiour Minister Sheetrit is planning to build a modern Arab city in the Galilee. (I would suggest to him that he first deal with our enemies cities in Gaza before building them new ones.) What exactly does an "Arab city" mean though? Are there "Jewish cities" in Israel? Let's take a look at the scorecard:

Jerusalem: 30% Arab

Haifa: 15-25% Arab

Tel-Aviv: 4.2% Arab

Arabs are equal citizens in Israel with the same political rights as Jews. Arabs can live anywhere they want in Israel without restrictions. Even illegal Arab construction in Jerusalem is rarely contested.

Shechem (Nablus): 0% Jewish
Shechem is the burial place of the Biblical patriarch Yosef. In the early days of Oslo, when Israel handed Kever Yosef over to the Arabs, it was desecrated by a fanatical mob. Now, Jews are forbidden from going to Kever Yosef to pray.

Bethlehem: 0% Jewish
Rachel Imeinu is buried in Bethlehem and King David's line originated there. It is currently judenrein and Kever Rachel is frequently harassed by Arabs. Jews who go to pray there are severely inconvenienced as reaching the kever requires heavy security, passing fences and walls, and hiring armed guards.

Hebron: 0.004%
There are about 400 Jews living in Hebron around Mearat HaMachpela, the tomb of the Patriarches. They live under siege in severe conditions with heavy army presence. Thousands of Jews are able to pray at the gravesites of our nation's founders only because of the perseverance of these handful of Jews.

No Jews live in any Arab-majority city. Entire swaths of the country are judenrein. A Jew could not walk into Ramallah or Nazareth without being stoned, beaten or lynched. 7 000 Jews were thrown out of Gaza at the behest of the Arabs and hundreds of thousands more are set to be expelled in Judea and Samaria (G-d forbid). What could possibly by gained with the creation of a new terrorist camp, an Arab city, which will certainly become a hotbed of anti-Israel activity and hatred, as have all other Arab cities?

Cross-posted from For Zion's Sake

Oh That Evil Genious

Well that's what the left calls him, Karl Rove has a must read editorial in today's WSJ that filets Barack Obama for both Hillary and McCain. Obama may have graceful oratory and a swooning cult like following but he will be a very weak opponent should he win the Dem. nomination.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

This Is Disturbing

From the Jerusalem Post via Hugh Hewitt is this report on some of the vile rhetoric being spewed by their dellusional rat of a president. I understand Israel is on high alert with Iran and their surragates, hezbullah, ratcheting up their inflammatory propoganda as Bar pointed out in a previose post.

In yet another verbal attack against Israel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the Jewish state a "filthy bacteria" whose sole purpose was to oppress the other nations of the region

"The world powers established this filthy bacteria, the Zionist regime, which is lashing out at the nations in the region like a wild beast," the Iranian president told supporters at a rally in southern Iran

Barack Obama wants to sit down and have tea and crumpets with this deranged islamist that talks about Hezbullah radiation wiping out the Jewish cancer.
Who would you rather have facing down this jihadi scum, John McCain or the Moveon org Code Pinkos and Barack Obama? Don't worry to much my friends, Obama is a weak candidate There are vast differences and they favor the conservative GOP big tent. There are alot of people that view McCain in an entirely different light than political junkies on the right.
Sit on your hands if you want,that is your right, but don't cry to me when we get euro-socialism and the death of economic growth in America and the growth of radical Islam worldwide.

Project Satelite Shoot Down: Updated

Noel Shachtman has an update on whats going on at the Danger Room and on StratCom's thinking. If we nail it it sends a pretty impressive message to our enemies and allies alike besides having a few other really good reasons. I am betting we nail it.
Update: Bullseye of course, good shot StratCom, I knew you could do it!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Yet Another Primary Tuesday

I am predicting fairly substantial wins for McCain and Obama in today's round of caucuses and primaries in Hawaii, Minnesota and Washington. I am also going to be busy this evening so updating will be light or late.

In Obama's Words

Figures Hotair would have the embeddable clip.

First from an interview (video and transcript) with Matt Lauer on how us evil racist Republicans will attack him. To Baracks credit he actually defended the GOP as not playing the race card because many in the party would be offended by it and he is right about that. Then he said this. Via Newsbusters: "I don't think the American people would tolerate that. But I do think that you'll see exaggerations of my positions, that make me as some wild-eyed liberal." Well he is, maybe not wild-eyed liberal but a hard-nosed socialist radical and so are many of his followers that love Che, Hugo and Castro.
So here is another quote from Barack about his college days in the Ivy League. Hattip: Newsalert via Instapundit.

To avoid being mistaken for a sellout,I chose my friends carefully.The more politically active black students.The foreign students.The Chicanos.The Marxist Professors and the structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets.At night,in the dorms,we discussed neocolonialism,Franz Fanon,Eurocentrism,and patriarchy.When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake,we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling constraints.We weren't indifferent or careless or insecure.We were alienated.

Sounds like a Code Pinko rally to me.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Anti-Zionism's Acceptability

Anti-semitism has been a feature of humanity ever since the Mount Sinai Event. Our Sages taught that the Torah was given on a mountain called Sinai because of the deep sinah, hatred, that emanated from that moment. In the TaNaKh, there are two recorded incidents of attempted genocide: Pharaoh and Haman's Final Solutions. The Talmud declares firmly that Esau soneh et Yaakov, Esau hates Jacob.

60 years after the Holocaust which destroyed two-thirds of European Jewry, anti-semitism is only an alarming rise. It is frightening not only in its exponential increase but in its acceptablitily in polite society and its blatent nature. When a white supremacist rants about "big-nosed Jews" controlling Wall Street at the annual neo-Nazi conference, one hardly raises an eyebrow. White supremacists exist on the extreme fringes of society and their ideas are summarily dismissed. When a slick-sounding, highly articulate left-wing intellectual gives a lecture about "Israeli apartheid" and condemns Zionism, Jews and non-Jews everywhere should be alarmed. These notions of Zionism being racist or of Jews intentionally killing Arab children, are slowly creeping into polite society. At dinner parties and uniivsity campuses all over the country, anti-semitic incidents are commonplace and it is not hard to hear condemnation of Israel, while students cheer on Islamofascism. When "Israeli Apartheid" week came to Canadian campuses a few weeks ago, comments like "death to big nose Israel" were proclaimed loudly, without fear of rebuke or stigma. Of course, why should anybody be ostracized for such views when the leader of a country who called for Israel to wiped off the map and who is developping nuclear technology to do so, gets invited to speak at a major American university? Sadly, anti-semitism has been the norm in many cases.

Anti-semitism has proven to be a most resilient virus which finds new forms in every age. While in the past Jew-haters opposed Jewish morality, or the Church preached the humilation and death of the "C-killers", modern day anti-semitism exists in the latest form of anti-Zionism: the delegitimization, demonization and application of double standards to the Jewish State, Israel. One need not look to far to find such examples. If it were not for public outcry, UN Human Rights High Commissioner, Louise Arbour, would have signed a pan-Arab human rights declaration equating Zionism, the Jews' natural and G-dgiven right and desire for a homeland, with racism.

"The cancerous growth Israel will soon disappear," Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps commander Muhammad Ali Jafari wrote to Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the FARS news agency reported Monday. In response to the assassination of Hizbullah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh, Hizbullah vowed to attack Israeli and Jewish targets in the Diaspora. This is not the first time that Hizbullah has made its genocidal intentions known. Hassan Nasrallah has said: "The Jews are a cancer which is liable to spread again at any moment," and that “if they [the Jews] all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide.” Nor is this pushing for the Final Solution to the Zionist Problem unique to Hizbullah. The Hamas charter quotes an Islamic hadith whcih affirms that "the prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time [of judgment] will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews and kill them; until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!" (Sahih Muslim book 41, no. 6985). Its charter say that “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it”. In light of these statements, where is the community of nations? Where are the loud cries of "Never Again"? Instead of denouncing these Islamofascist neo-Nazis, the world demands that Israel give up Jerusalem, its eternal capital, and continues to call arch-terrorist Abbas a "moderate".

Its seems that the world would prefer, rather than fighting the growing wave of anti-semitism, to write a big check for a museum and memorial for the planned Islamic Holocaust (G-d forbid). Islamic anti-semitism and hate-mongering must be condemned at every opportuniy and given no platform to speak. Anti-Zionism legitimizes the murder of Jews by painting Israel as a colonialist entity, entailing Arabs to resist such occupation. It is the pathway to the ovens, to the gas chambers. Hopefully, the world will wake up before it is too late and save itself the trouble of building a new Yad VaShem.

Cross-posted from For Zion's Sake

Bad Presidents For Presidents Day

Ari Kaufman has an interesting article on our worst three Presidents, Carter, Buchanan and LB Johnson, it is well worth a mnute of your time.

Presidents Day has taken a deep back seat these days on our holiday calendar to the point that not only do schools go on as scheduled, but so do many state and government offices. This is not surprising in 2008, and many revel in it. Presidents Day now celebrates all presidents, not just our greatest. That being the case, let's "celebrate," or at least recall, the three worst presidents in our country's otherwise proud history.
All 43 had their faults, and though mainstream media sources may not agree with my choices, many who understand history will, as a recurring theme continues. During each of these men's short times in office, they were responsible for deterring progress and negatively affecting the future for America. Thankfully, two of them were followed by two of the greatest commanders in chief of all time.

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This Is Interesting: Updated

Here is a good look at Sen. Obama by Michael Weiss and its just the tip of the iceberg Nobody had been focusing on Obama till now that he seems to have vanquished the Clintons.

Of the many and disturbing pathologies of Richard Nixon, none was greater than his anger at what John F. Kennedy could get away with but he himself could not. If Hillary Clinton does lose the nomination to Barack Obama, we should expect a shattered woman to grit her way through a pro forma party endorsement, all the while obsessing about how the nation’s prolonged honeymoon with Obama ended a few weeks too late to help her.

I would also be interested in knowing more about Tony Rezko and just what kind of community organizing Barack did after law school? Carol Platt Liebau worked with him at the Harvard Law Review and has descibed him as polite but solidly far left in thought. We have enough on the Clintons to last decades so now is time to turn our attention to the orator from Illinois.
Update: I generally don't like going after a candidate's spouse, well with Bill the reasons are obvious, but Michelle Obama is injecting into the race in interesting ways.
Update: More here from the Michelle we like, Malkin, on the other Michelle telling us only Barack can save America's soul. I don't know, last time I checked only the Lord can do that and Barack is definately not the Second Coming.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Plagiarist Obama

Via Hot Air and Bighead DC, Mitt's successor Deval Patrick, 10/15/06.

and Obama, 2/16/08.

How Did Barack Hussein Obama Get Here? Updated

Guy Benson writing for Townhall takes a look at how Obama ascended through the ranks as an obscure unaccomplished Illinois Legislator to the US Senate and a run for the Predidency. It seems he would be nowhere if his opponents hadn't collapsed under scandal.

Several questions still linger. How did Barack Obama rise from relative obscurity to his current level of prominence? How many Americans have heard of Alice Palmer, Blair Hull, or Jack Ryan? These names may hold no significance to the legions who now chant "yes we can," but they are names that Barack Obama should remember well. The mainstream press, which affords Obama nearly unanimous glowing coverage, has repeatedly failed to report a reality that doesn't quite fit the Obama-as-Messiah narrative. Namely, that this self-stylized agent of hope and change is a political opportunist extraordinaire. Barack Obama's dizzying ascendancy to political celebrity has been marked by less-than-inspirational bare-knuckle politics, an unremarkable legislative career, and a slew of lurid scandals that conveniently sunk formidable opponents.

Ken Blackwell takes a hard look at just how far to the left Barack is as the most liberal member of the Senate and commited socialist believer in ever higher taxes, increasing regulation of business, gay marriage, partial birth abortion etc., etc.
Update: George Neumayr at American Spectator has even more on Barack's "cotton candy" speechifying and policies of the past that ended in failure and division.
Senator Barack Obama rejects the "politics of the past" while borrowing from its phoniest chapters. His promised caravan toward a new Camelot, with Teddy Kennedy bringing up the rear, may generate feelings in Chris Matthews' leg and cause women to swoon, but over time it is likely to pall and bore.

Obama's speeches are like cotton candy, sweet but substanceless and dangerous to one's health if turned into a steady diet. Is he saying nothing? Unfortunately not. Glimpsed through the haze of his sophistical rhetoric is something, and it is tiresomely false, namely, the dogmatic assertion that "hope" and liberalism are synonymous.

His reliance on sentiment and rhetoric rather than reasoning to advance that assertion will not inspire a new politics of bipartisan unity but revive old and bitter resentments. Liberalism, after all, has no monopoly on hope, and the chapters of history to which Obama makes implicit reference -- the New Frontier and Great Society -- concluded in despair.

Sunday Morning Must Read: Updated

Is this essay on a mythical people and land, the Palestinians and Palestine and where they came from.
( Altered and plagiarized text from American Thinker has been removed from this spot and the essay pulled from their site) I am waiting for permission to reprint some of the original but it is linked to below.
Read the whole thing.
Update: A reader emails that the above article was largely plagiarized from an article written for A Time to Speak-Messages about Israel, the original can be found here. I had no way of knowing this so let this be noted as a correction to the record and American Thinker has pulled the above essay. The original is a much better read anyway so go check it out.
Update: The 'reader' is the propietress of A Time to Speak and a new friend of the Barnyard and I have permission to reprint. She is an American that has made Aliyah or relocation to Israel. I look forward to further emails and essays from this great source. Here is a clip from the original essay.


It has never been the name of a nation or state. It is a geographical term, used to designate the region at those times in history when there is no nation or state there.
The word itself derives from "Peleshet", a name that appears frequently in the Bible and has come into English as "Philistine". The name came into use in the thirteenth century BCE, for the "Sea Peoples" who migrated from the region of the Aegean Sea and the Greek Islands and settled on the southern coast of the land of Canaan. There they established five independent city-states (including Gaza) on a narrow strip of land known as Philistia. The Greeks and Romans called it "Palastina".
The Philistines were not Arabs, they were not Semites . They had no connection, ethnic, linguistic or historical with Arabia or Arabs. The name "Falastin" that Arabs today use for "Palestine" is not an Arabic name. It is the Arab pronunciation of the Greco-Roman "Palastina" derived from Peleshet.


In the First Century CE, the Romans crushed the independent kingdom of Judea. After the failed rebellion of Bar Kokhba in the Second Century CE, the Roman Emperor Hadrian determined to wipe out the identity of Israel-Judah-Judea. Therefore, he took the name Palastina and imposed it on all the Land of Israel. At the same time, he changed the name of Jerusalem to Aelia Capitolina.

Well Bar now we know where you got your nomme de plume, grin, no problem just keep up the great posts my friend!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday Fun

Michelle may be gorgeous but she can't sing, anyway it's a funny Vent from Hot Air mocking Hillary.

And from Newsbusters

How To Beat Obama: Updated

The always inciteful Jennifer Rubin lays out the five ways to beat Barack Obama despite is soaring empty speeches, he is just old liberal socialist whine in a new bottle, nothing new at all. She makes a heck of alot of sense so go check it out.
Update: A couple more good reads about Barack at American Thinker, here and here.

Note To My Readers

Because of a persistant noxious troll I have turned on comment moderation and turned off the bothersome word verification. This way he will never see his obnoxious words published here. I will get non-troll comments up ASAP.
Thank you for your understanding and patience, and thank you for visiting the Barnyard.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Dan Henninger On Barack Obama

He points out that while Barak's rhetoric is soaring his message is very downbeat and paints a gloomy portrait of America if you listen to what he is saying. I will repeat a quote from one of his mentors Saul Alinsky, a communist.

"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work inside the system, among not only the middle class but the 40 per cent of American families - more than seventy million people - whose income range from $5,000 to $10,000 a year [in 1971]. They cannot be dismissed by labeling them blue collar or hard hat. They will not continue to be relatively passive and slightly challenging. If we fail to communicate with them, if we don't encourage them to form alliances with us, they will move to the right. Maybe they will anyway, but let's not let it happen by default.."

Need I say more?

House Democrats Play Politics With National Security

The House of Nancy Pelosi would rather grill baseball players on steroid use and slap around Bush administration officials over attorney firings than pass crucial legislation needed to protect this country from terrorists, the FISA bill. I tell you what, I like John Boehner, our minority leader, more and more as he led the GOP in a walkout today, good on him. Bryan posted video at Hot Air and Michelle has been following the whole shebang closely, here and here.

Update: Amanda Carpenter has alot more on the trial lawyers that want to sue the phone companies the FISA bill seeks to protect and who they are giving millions of dollars to, the Democrats of course.

Tragic: Another Gun-Free Zone Becomes A Free-Kill Zone

This time at Northern Illinois University with 18 victims of yet another black clad nut job that then killed himself. If I were a college student with a carry permit I would carry my piece despite campus regulations. When will these idiot liberals realize that when they disarm the law-abiding innocent that they set the lunatic criminals free to rampage unchallenged?
My prayers go out to the victims and their families and I hope the terrorist thug enjoys his time in Hell. I understand only four of the victims have passed on, God Bless them.
I have been around guns all my life and started shooting them when I was probably about four, with Pop's help of course, and was hunting by myself at ten. A gun is an inanimate object incapable of killing without the help of a human hand, guns don't kill people, people kill people that are unable to defend themselves. My Pop was a Marine Sgt so I know gun safety inside, outside and upside down and would carry now if I had a concealable gun. I am going to start the incredibly long process of getting my CC license in this very restrictive state. There is a damn good reason that the right to keep and bear arms is our Second Constitutional Ammendment as it assures all the rest.

Breaking News

Mitt Romney will endorse John McCain this afternoon and ask his delegates to back John giving him 1113 or 1116 depending on where you look with 1191 needed to clinch. This also gives the finger to Huckabee for prolonging the primaries and preventing John from getting his National campaign in order for the good of the GOP while the Democrats are facing a long, nasty, devisive race to the convention in August. Could this portend a McCain/Romney ticket? I for one sure hope so.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Caption Fest

Taken on the campaign trail earlier this year minus the stage makeup, courtesy of Zombietime. What is your caption for this photo?

Nancy Pelosi Wrong Again: Updated

Video from my blogger platoon leader Amy at Bottom Line Up Front
She famously told Wolf Blitzer recently that the surge was a failure because Iraqi politicians had not gotten anything done towards National reconciliation after they had just passed a law to allow some of Saddam's old Baath party back into the Government as long as they had not commited crimes against the people. Now even the NY Times has to report the passing of three new important laws by Iraq Parliament that will go a long ways towards that reconcilliation.

The three laws are the 2008 budget, a law outlining the scope of provincial powers — a crucial aspect of Iraq’s self-definition as a federal state — and an amnesty that will cover thousands of the detainees held in Iraqi jails, including thousands of Sunnis, many of whom have been held without charges for months and, in a few cases, more than a year. It will be the largest release at one time since 2003.

There are more details in the article and is pretty fair considering the NYT's well known bias against the war.
Meanwhile Nancy's House is investigating steroid use in baseball and grilling one of the best pitchers to ever take the mound, shouldn't that be left up to MLB management? Just what have Nancy and Harry Reid accomplished in their lead roles of the House and Senate, almost nothing but get their donkey asses whooped by the GOP and Pres. Bush at every turn earning record low approval ratings.
It sounds to me like the Iraqi Parliament is getting more done under far more difficult circumstances, at least they can pass a budget.

Update: Here is some related news from Iraq.
Michael Yon's latest two dispatches from Baghdad, here and here.
Bill Ardolino's third installment of a look inside the Iraqi government.
Michael Totten's latest from his trip to Fallujah last October.

Major Terror Leader Killed In Damascus

Hezbollah military leader and high ranking member of Iran's IRGC Qods force, Imad Mughniyah, was blown up yesterday by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria in a major blow to the Iranian terrorist organization. They of course blame Israel which of course denies it but the fact someone got to this most wanted terror mastermind is huge and must have other Hezbollah leaders quaking in their boots. This guy is a bigger fish than even Bin Laden and was considered far more dangerous by many counter terror experts. It is all over the blogosphere but I will point you to Bill Roggio of the Long War Journal for a full report. This is awesome news for sure and I hope more of his kind meet the same fate. Here is a little bio of the terrorist with much American blood on his hands.

Mugniyah began his career in terrorism in the 1970s with Force 17, the personal bodyguard detachment for Yassar Arafat, and later joined Hezbollah. His more infamous terror attacks include the April 1983 bombing of the US embassy in Beirut, killing 63; the October 1983 simultaneous truck bombings on the US Marine and French paratrooper barracks in Beirut, killing 241 Marines and 58 French soldiers; the hijacking of TWA 847; the kidnappings and murders of US military, intelligence and diplomatic personnel in Beirut; the bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1992, killing 29 people; the bombing of a Jewish cultural center in 1994, killing 86 people. He is suspected of direct involvement in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, killing 19 US servicemen. He was also behind the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers in northern Israel, the event that triggered the Israel-Hezbollah War in July 2006. Mugniyah likely played a role in the establishment of Iran's ratlines into Iraq and the creation of the Special Groups, which have been built to mirror Hezbollah.

I hope he is enjoying Satan's harpies.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A New Name For McCain

I know lots of folks on my side of the political spectrum love to call him a RINO, Republican in name only, but I would suggest we add an an "h" as in rhino. They will go over, under, around, or through whatever gets in their way and perhaps that is just what the GOP needs at this time. I will say the guy is a real fighter after getting up out of the mud of July and charging to the front with a ferocity that we need. Yea, call me a flip-flopper but I was relieved to see him beat Huckabee in Virginia tonight as I have had Huck behind even Dr paul in my personal rankings for a long time. I know conservatives have had a love/hate relationship with our maverick for years but now we need to consolidate behind him to beat the social Marxist policies of either Obama, likely, or Clinton II, unlikely. Pick yourselves up dust off and mount up, we have elections to win from school boards to Congress and the Whitehouse, we ain't got time to bitch and moan, we have a serious job to accomplish. This Goat for one does NOT want to see Euro-socialism, defeatist attitudes prevail in this great country and that is what all Democrats offer and all they have to offer, from each according to his ability to each according to his need, Marxist communism. Remember this, populist=socialist, progressive=regressive and Democrat=surrender to the jihadis and higher taxes and oppresive regulation of the people.


Punk kid gets smart with officer and gets smacked down for it, good for the cop. I learned a long time ago that when you are doing something against the law and a cop tells you to stop, you stop with a clear Yes Sir not "Dude, I didn't do anything". Watch the video as this punk gets his just rewards for being a smartass to the cop and loses his precious skateboard in the process. From Hot Air

What do my readers think? I know I have gotten out of several tickets by just being respectful, acknowledging I was in the wrong and thanking the officer for doing his job.

Putting the Infidel in His Place

Islam is different from all other religions in that it is the only religion that has an established doctrine of warfare towards nonbelievers and that it believes in its eventual military domination of the world and the subjugation of non-Muslims. As the Qur'an commands, Muslims are to fight against Infidels until "they pay the jyziah tax out of hand and they feel themselves subdued"; the Infidel is not necessarily to be exterminated, but humuliated and humbled.

This is at the heart of the Muslims rejection of Israel. No proud Muslim, committed to the Islamic principle that "Islam dominates and is not dominated", can accept Infidels, especially the hated Jewish sons of pigs and monkeys, ruling over a land once occupied by Islam. When Muslims see strong Jewish soldiers resisting the armies of Allah, their blood boils at rage at this provocation. In the same way, Muslims in Western countries seem to be attacking Infidel cultural symbols in order to establish Islamic superiority. Consider the desire to erect a 70 000 seat mosque in London at the site of the Olympic Village, for the sole purpose of sending the message that Islam is above the Infidel.

In the medieval English city of Oxford, Muslims are agitating to broadcast the muezzin's call to prayer on loud speakers. This is nothing but a provocation to impose Islamic dominance on a Christian-cultured community. The towering minarets and the muezzin's loud wail of Allahu Ackbar serve to remind the Infidel that they exist on Islamic turf. This same confrontational tactic is being repeated all over Europe, like in Spain where Muslims are demanding the use of an ancient church which was once a mosque, or in France where one can see the slitting of the throats of sheep in honour of Eid-al-Fitr. The reason for this has little to do with tolerance or respect for diversity but to strike fear in the hearts of the Infidel, to terrorize them psychologically that they should be aware that Islam is the law of the land.

The corrupt dhimmis of the Israeli government have announced plans for a new Arab city in the Galilee, an area with a significant Arab population. While construction of Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria has been frozen and Jews have forcibly been evicted from Gaza and more expulsions are planned, illegal Arab construction in Jerusalem goes unabated. The Dome of the Rock and the Mosque of Umar sit triumphantly on the ruins of the Holy Temple (and on the site of the Third Temple, may it be rebuilt speedily in our days, amen), while Jews are forbidden from "offensive" gestures such as prayer. The Jordanian government plans to build a new minaret on the Temple Mount, even though a similar call to build a synagogue at Judaism's holiest site has been rejected. Jewish sites that have been transfered to Arab control have been desecrated since they belong to jahiliyya, the pre-Islamic age of ignorance. Archaeological finds on the Temple Mount have been systematically destroyed by the Islamic wakf, and Kever Yosef, Joseph's Tomb, was burnt by a fanatical mob in the early days of the Oslo disaster, and sits despoiled. A week ago, when a group of Breslover chassidim decided to go to this holy site to pray, they were scene as a threat by the IDF, although evidentally Arab rockets raining down on Sderot do not classify as such.

Islam's goal is to humiliate, debade and disgrace non-Muslims in an attempt to achieve dominance. This dominance can be achieved militarily, as Muslims attempt to do in Israel or against Western forces in Iraq or Afghanistan, or culturally by erecting minarets to tower over Infidel cities. If the West hopes the win this latest conflict in the long history of jihad and Islamic aggression, it must vehemently oppose Islamic encroachment and expansion, and Islam's powerful campaign of forcing the Infidels to compromise. Israel's government must declare the entire Land ready for Jewish settlement, allow Jewish prayer on our holiest site and guarantee Jewish security and sovereignty over every inch of the Holy Land. Any signs of Islamic dominance or anything that migh suggest Islamic superiority or supremacism must be banned. Minarets with intrusive calls to prayer cannot be allowed in Western countries and neither should Muslims be permitted to fragrantly violate the laws of the Infidel countries in which they reside. If they have a problem with this, there are always other like-minded countries where they could reside.

Cross-posted from For Zion's Sake

The Potomac Primaries: Updated

Virginia, Maryland and DC are voting today and Virginia has already been called for Barack. It is way to close to call between Huckabee and McCain and many that were planning to vote after work are affected by an afternoon icestorm that has shut the Northern half of the state down turning roads into parking lots. Several of the bloggers at Townhall are saying it took hours to get home when it usually takes only minutes. Polito has their ticker going if you want to track returns as they come in.
Obama 61%, Clinton 38%
Huckabee 46%, McCain 45% with about half of the precincts reporting.
Update: McCain caught Huckabee and blew past him as the population centers in NoVa started coming in and the networks are calling it for him but Huckabee must have put the fear of God into him from the early returns.
Update: Va. : JM 50%, MH 41%. BO 63% HC 36%
DC : JM 67%, MH 17%. BO 76%, HC 23% with 50% of precincts in.
Md: JM 57%, MH 32%. BO 62%, HC 35% but still very early.
The fun part is RP is getting beat by other, LOL.
Update: Welcome to the Barnyard, Freepers, two threads in one night from Free Republic, wow and thanks ! Meanwhile the above numbers are holding as the night wears on. Why is Huckabee staying in?

Monday, February 11, 2008

Some Global Warming Fun

From Noel at News Busters, come on now and sing along to this fun ditty.If we had some global warming.

Che For Barack

Hattip to the folks at Hot Air for snagging this video clip of an Obama campaign office newly opened in Texas with a Cuban flag with an image of the communist terrorist Che Guevera superimposed on it hanging in a prominent position. Now that tells me all I need to know about the Obama revolution but I knew he was a commie before this, not to mention that he was a disciple of Saul Alinsky, a communist, during his days as a community organizer in Chicago as a young man. Do I need to mention his church's minister has close ties to Louis Farrakan? Do you wonder about the lack of substance and the message of Obama's speeches and campaign then this passage from Alinsky's "Rules For Radicals" ought to wake you up, read it twice and you will know what I mean. It will also tell you a bit about Hillary's approach as she was his disciple as well and so called progressives as well.

"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work inside the system, among not only the middle class but the 40 per cent of American families - more than seventy million people - whose income range from $5,000 to $10,000 a year [in 1971]. They cannot be dismissed by labeling them blue collar or hard hat. They will not continue to be relatively passive and slightly challenging. If we fail to communicate with them, if we don't encourage them to form alliances with us, they will move to the right. Maybe they will anyway, but let's not let it happen by default.."

Update: News Busters has more here, reminding us Barack refuses to hold his hand over his heart during the National Anthem or wear an American flag lapel pin because he is not a patriot.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Tony Snow At CPAC

Townhall has the video of one of the most beloved voices of the conservative movement giving a rousing barnburner at CPAC. This is a must see video, view it here, I haven't found an embeddable one yet. Tony is one of the very slim few that I would leave the Romney camp to support for POTUS in the next season. Fellow conservative Republicans if you are feeling a little disheartened right now watch this speech Now! It will lift your spirits greatly!
It is about 45 minutes long so bookmark it if you don't have time and come back when you do have time because it is very much worth it and worth every second.
Newt Gingrich's speech is here and is very good as well and a must see if you want to see real change in a positive direction for America. Newt has the platform we can win on as long as we use it from the most basic local level to the highest echelons of power in DC. Take the time and listen to what Newt and Tony have to say, take it to heart and mount up. We have a war to win not just over seas against the jihadis but here at home against the forces of left wing socialism that thinks more government is the only answer. They are wrong, and we must be ready to fight them and quit bickering amongst ourselves, let's bury the hatchet in the socialist liberal policies of the Democrats and not in each other over some minutia of differences.

Bin Laden And Taliban Losing Support In Pakistan

I guess that is what happens when you blow up and brutally murder fellow Muslims at an alarming rate because they won't bow down to you. AP reports via Jules Crittenden and Instapundit.

According to the poll results only 24 percent of Pakistanis approved of bin Laden when the survey was conducted last month, compared with 46 percent during a similar survey in August.

Backing for al-Qaida, whose senior leaders are believed to be hiding along the Pakistani-Afghan border, fell to 18 percent from 33 percent.

Support for the Taliban, whose Pakistani offshoots have seized control of much of the lawless border area and have been engaged in a growing war against security forces, dropped by half to 19 percent from 38 percent, the results said.

Demographic Demon Exposed

From Arutz-7:

Demographer Yoram Ettinger tells Arutz-7 that Palestinian Authority data about its growth spurt are distorted, untrue, and wildly contradict World Bank figures. He says there are 2.6 million Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, and not the 3.8 million reported by the PA.

The PA's Central Bureau of Statistics released over the weekend the results of its 2007 census, showing that its population increased by more than 30% over the course of the past ten years. Ettinger doesn't buy it.

"It is very astonishing," he said. "The census that was ostensibly carried out in 2007 has findings that are almost exactly the same as the predictions made by the PA's CBS ten years ago - even though over this period there were many dramatic and unexpected developments politically, economically, militarily, and sociologically. There was a war against terrorism, a Fatah-Hamas war, a great increase in unemployment, more planned parenthood, fewer teenage pregnancies, more divorces, more people going abroad to work - and yet still there were no changes from the forecast of ten years ago. This is very hard to accept."

"Moreover," Ettinger continued, "the PA's findings directly contrast with what the World Bank has found. The World Bank says there have been both a great drop in fertility and a great increase in emigration. For instance, there is a full 32% disparity between the PA's prediction ten years ago of how many 6-year-olds there would be now and those there actually are; instead of a growth of 24%, there was actually a drop of 8%... The '97 census even counted Jerusalem Arabs twice - once as Israeli-Arabs by Israel, and once by the PA's CBS as if they lived in the PA... The PA's numbers are exaggerated by approximately 53% over the true numbers."

Ettinger's conclusion? "I would say that not only is there no room for fatality or fear that the Arabs are close to a majority, but there is actually a solid and large Jewish majority of 67% in the area between the Mediterranean and the Jordan (not including Gaza), and the momentum is growing in our favor... The demographic issue is no longer a 'problem,' but a 'strategic asset.'"

Another example provided by Ettinger concerns the birthrate during the period from 1995 to 2007: "Israeli-Arab births during this 12-year period remained stable at around 39,000, while at the same time, the Jewish birthrate grew by 40% - from 80,000 to 112,000 a year. This is a pretty good indication of what can be expected here in the next one or two generations."

The true numbers, Ettinger says, are as follows: "Within the Green Line [pre-1967 Israel], there are currently 1.4 million Arabs, compared with almost 6 million Jews. In Judea and Samaria, there are 1.5 million Arabs, and not 2.3 million, as they claim. In Gaza, there are 1.1 million, and not 1.5 million."

Similar to CAIR's unsubstantiated claims of a 9 million strong Muslims voting bloc in the US, the PA intentionally distorts the true number of Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza to terrify Israel. This is contrary to the facts. As Ettinger said, there has been a drop in Arab fertility and a huge increase in emigration from the Judea, Samaria and Gaza. Earlier this year, the Mufti of Jerusalem issued a fatwa against emigration from "Palestine", in the hopes of styming the flood of migrants.

As we saw a week or two ago, about a quarter of the population of Gaza rushed out to Egypt the second that the security wall was destroyed. Clearly, the population wants to get out of that hellhole. Israel has a golden opportunity here. How fast do you imagine the Arabs running out if they would be provided with compensation and plane tickets to the other Arab states or to the West?

Israel's military leaders are already calling for a full-scale invasion of Gaza, and yet, this seems eerily deja-vu. The IDF will sweep into Gaza, do its utmost to prevent civilian casualties by putting its soldiers in needless danger, and after the loss of tens of good Jewish boys (G-d forbid), the mission will be declared completed and the IDF will sail out. Israel will invade and pull out, invade and pull out. (Didn't anybody ever tell Israel that pulling out before the job is done leaves both unsatisfied?) This is because the corrupt anti-Jewish leadership has no solutions. Because Israel tries its hardest to run away from its Jewish identity and act Western, it is stuck in an existensial crisis where it cannot properly defend itself. If Israel believed in its own right to the land, it would have no problem telling the Arabs that they had better ship out. Gaza's population is extremely young and most would like the chance at a better life than rocket attacks, terrorist thugs, electrical shortages and lack of basic civil infrastructure. Most of them would jump at the chance to leave.

It is plain to all except the leaders of the US and Israel that there will never be peace between Israel and the Arabs, especially since they are motivated by their bloodthirsty, warmongering religion to slaughter every Jew that they can find. The only solution is separation. Israel spends billions of dollars each year on useless "defensive" equipment like fences, bunkers, security guards at every entrance, etc. That money would be much better spent if it were used to create a fund for Arab emmigration.

"And ye shall drive out the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein; for unto you have I given the land to possess it." -Numbers 33:53. There is no alternative.

Cross-posted from For Zion's Sake

Hillary Makes Change

After a string of lopsided losses yesterday she has replaced her campaign manager. I guess the coronation of Madame Hillary is not so inevitable after all as she is way behind in the polls for Tuesday's primaries as well, this could get really nasty if it goes to the convention and the fight over Michigan's and Florida's delegates and super-delegates heats up.
Update: Obama added Maine to his pile of wins in their caucus today in a atate Hillary was supposed to win.

Important Reading

If you want to know what is happening in the Iraqi government and why it seems so slow to act Bill Ardolino is publishing a series of articles in the Long War Journal that takes a look inside. While many here in our MSM want to blame it on sectarianism and even outright lie about real progress but it has more to do with simple beaurocratic inefficiency and inexperience. Heck look at all the same problems in our own bloated government's ability to get things done. The Iraqis recently passed an important reconcilliation law aimed at reincorporating former members of the Baath party back into the government and are speeding up the process of getting oil revenues distributed. The mechanisms for doing this earlier simply did not exist untill recently and I would expect to see a massive upsurge in reconstruction and job creation over the next year.
Go read Bill's excellent analysis for a deeper understanding of the process as it slowly begins to unwind in a positive direction and then compare it to what the Democrats in Congress are saying because they don't know what the hell they are talking about, part 1 is here and part 2 is here.
Mike Yon is even walking around what were some of the most dangerous areas of Baghdad without a helmet or body armor now and that says alot as he is usually overly careful.

These words come to you from South Baghdad, where signs of progress are unmistakable. I am with 1-4 CAV in an area that was among the most dangerous in Iraq during early and mid 2007. But a few days ago I walked down a road—wearing no body armor or helmet—where just 7 or 8 months ago tanks and Strykers would have been in great danger. Signs of progress are everywhere and encouraging, but I sense the criticality that we keep funding flowing to commanders here. Money is ammunition in a counterinsurgency, and commanders have learned to use it effectively at local levels. They say it is better to open schools, build sidewalks and clean up soccer fields than buy tanks or lethal weapons.