Thursday, April 24, 2008

Washington Elites Obsession with Pampering Jihadists Costing US Lives?

It would appear statistically safe to assert that President Bush's (and Congress's and the MSM's) obsession with pampering the jihadists captured by our troops has cost us dearly -- in American lives and treasure.

Too bad no statistics are also available yet on the effect of all the unnecessary courts martial of our troops for their alleged "mistreatment" and "murder" of the enemy.

Rep. Sue Myrick Demands Muslim Chaplain Probe

Well, at least one Congress"man" has a pair of cojones -- Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC). Rep. Myrick has demanded a probe of all Muslim chaplains on duty in the military.

Read more here.

More on El Dorado -- Ilana Mercer Weighs in

Ilana Mercer weighs in trenchantly and apologetically on the State of Texas's 'confiscation' of over 400 children from their families on the flimsiest of pretexts!

She not only skewers the responsible Texas authorities, she also scores "conservatives" who have bought into this cute little "state-as-parent" policy.

Question for Governor Rick Perry: Are you a man? Do you have a spine? Why are you basically out of sight during this fiasco. You have proven yourself unable to hold public office ever again.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Another Domestic Anti-Christian Vendetta in Progress

Another indication that the secular jihad against Christian public school teacher, John Freshwater, is nowhere nearly over with.

Related Update: Another secular jihad -- this one against an school district -- is also under way in Lousiana.

NOW CPS Admits Snatched Children Will Suffer

A day late and a dollar short, the loathesome Texas CPS -- after having snatched over 400 children from their parents (and from homes where there was no TV, no Internet, and no rock music) on the flimsiest of pretexts -- NOW admits that placing these children in foster care may cause great stress on the children.

What morons we have here in Texas running our CPS! Some heads need to roll over this El Dorado fiasco.

Indeed, AP writer MICHELLE ROBERTS lets slip that authorities believe that the refugee El Dorado children may well be academically AHEAD of their non-FLDS peers. (So, WHY were the kidnapped?)

Notably absent from the media spotlight: Governor Rick Perry, who flatters himself as being a potential Republican VP hopeful.

If McCain has ANY brains, he will NEVER pick Perry.

In fact, after El Dorado's dust settles, I suspect that Perry will be finished politically.

Related Update: The ACLU is expressing interest in these FLDS children's welfare. Hmmm. What to think? Where is the ALCJ on this?

Say What? Abstinence Doesn't Work?

Some geniuses are saying that 'abstinence only' education "does not work."

I wonder what they mean by that.

If abstinence is truly followed by unmarried teens, they will experience ZERO unwanted pregnancies and ZERO STDs.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Telling the Truth about Illegal Aliens Not Permitted on the Floor of the Colorado State Leg

I first heard this story on the Michael Savage talk radio show Monday afternoon. I could not believe it!

The liberal state Rep. Kathleen Curry, who was in charge of the session, removed Republican lawmaker, State Rep. Douglas Bruce, from the podium, when he told the truth about illegal Mexican farm laborers, by calling them "illiterate peasants."

Rep. Curry said, "How dare you!"

The quisling Republican House Minority Leader Mike May said house leaders were trying to find action to take against Bruce.

Kudos for the gutsy Douglas Bruce! The gutless Ms. Curry and Mr. May ought to resign from public office and give their positions to illegal Mexicans, if they care so much for them.


Michael Savage, Vox Day, and Dr. Rusty Shackleford Get It.....Does Anyone Else? (El Dorado FLDS Fiasco)

Michael Savage has for days railed against the Texas CPS, DPS, Texas Rangers, Midland County trampling of the Constitutional rights of the FLDS residents of the Yearning for Zion Ranch in El Dorado, Texas.

Dr. Rusty Shackleford of The Java Report was out in front on this one.

Now Vox Day has weighed in tellingly.

Not many other folks have even winked an eyebrow. For instance, lgf's legendary (and generally right-on-target) Charles Johnson -- despite a private email from me -- has completely frozen out this story, this, despite his uncanny ability to sniff out even the slightest whiff of Fascism across the pond.

Michelle Malkin.... not much.

Fox News: They have been rabidly pushing the "sex" side of the story (as Michael Savage has noted), rather than any sense of

Even the normally fiery Joseph Farah of WND fame has been rather tardy and somewhat less vocal than is his wont in his denunciation of the El Dorado "kid grab" farce -- but at LEAST he DID speak out.

Sean Hannity? Rush Limbaugh? As far as I can tell: Crickets on the trampling of the El Dorado FLDS folks' Constitutional rights.

The question is: Where are the vaunted media watchdogs for our Constitutional rights on this? Well they are parroting allegations and innuendo emanating from the Texas CPS, for one thing.

The Associated Press (Michael Savage, with reason, refers to them as the "Associated Pukes") sneers that the first day of hearings for child custody for the over 400 snatched children "descended into farce." (Translation: The children actually had legal counsel on hand to speak up for them. It was not the FLDS families' idea to bring 400-plus families to court at once!)

We are also treated with the information that this case will "test" the Texas Civil Justice System. (As if it is not already testing families whose children have been taken from them by the State of Texas under the flimsiest of pretexts!)

Michael Savage rightly likens the Texas State judge's decision to disperse the children to giving away cattle.

More to the point: Where are our elected and appointed public officials (each one of them sworn to uphold the Texas and or US Constitution) on this civil rights disaster? Governor Perry? Our Texas State legislators? The judge in the case is an absolute disgrace!

And where is the vaunted ACLU? Oh, that's right, the FLDS are not Muslims.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Deport Them If They Like China So Much!

I don't get it: thousands in Hollywood gathered to protest remarks made on air by CNN commentator Jack Cafferty (whom I normally cannot stand) when he called the Chinese Government leaders "goons and thugs."

Well, for once, Cafferty got it right, and already CNN has apologized once to Peking, but the "goons and thugs," true to form, rejected that craven apology.

I am over 50, I remember back in the "bad old days" of the cold war, when the Chinese Communist Government routinely referred to the United States of America as "running dogs." Hell, I demand an apology from thos Chinese goons and thugs for such insults.

To all those Chinese folks protesting in Los Angeles: If you are so damned fond of China, please go back. Note to ICE: Please take names and check immigration status.

I wouldn't be surprised if half of those gathered for that phony protest in LA are Chinese Government operatives and spies.

I do hope that CNN show some spine and refuses to apologize further for Cafferty's remarks, even possibly making mention of the First Amendment (but I fear they will not do so).

Oh, and one more thing: Keep Taiwan free!

UPDATE: Pat Roberston showed on what side his bread is buttered when he spoke out in DEFENSE of Red China recently. I used to respect the Rev. Roberston -- I truly did.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

More on El Dorado (the Raided FLDS Ranch in Texas)

Here is a link that I hope you will visit regarding a petition I hope that you will sign.

Something egregiously wrong has transpired in Texas: On the basis of ONE, UNSUBSTANTIATED, ANONYMOUS (now believed to be FRAUDULENT) telephone call, Texas authorities invaded a Texas ranch with armored vehicles, automatic weapons, and full military gear and proceeded to rip over 400 children from their families.

Today we read that the all-knowing and all-wise State of Texas has decided to remove those children whose mothers followed them from their mothers, as well.

Most of the children are under four years of age: No one has suggested that any of these toddlers have been anything but well-cared for.

I sincerely believe this raid is being used by the Government and the media to get the people of America used to seeing people who claim to be Christians and who home school their children deprived of their Constitutional rights (and their children).

The sad thing is that Fox News has played this up as some kind of "sex" story and most people tend to agree with what was done, believing the line that these people are somehow sex perverts.

When the media say breathlessly that some girls under 18 are married and have children, it helps to remember that in Texas a 16-year-old may marry (and have kids!) with parental permission.

What is more bizarre is that Texas is overflowing with unwed teenaged mothers under the age of 18 (the fathers of some of these children are 18 or over). Where are the armored cars and CPS authorities ripping these girls' children from their hands? Virtually every public high school in San Antonio has a child care center for use during school hours by female students who are mothers.)

Moreover, Planned Parenthood routinely provides abortion for girls under the age of 18, many of whom were impregnated by men over the age of 18. By policy, Planned Parenthood does NOT report these men to the authorities. No one is getting in trouble over this.

No, I submit, the real issue is hardly marriage (let alone sex) under 18, or even polygamy. The REAL issue is people who say they believe in Jesus Christ, say they believe the Bible, who don't prefer to dress their daughters like sluts, and who prefer to home school their children.

Let me suggest that we are watching naked religious persecution take place under our very noses. (Food for thought: There are Muslim compounds in this country -- one is Islamberg in Upstate New York. As far as I am able to determine, NONE of them has had their children removed by State authorities. Muslims ALSO believe in polygamy and marriage at a young age. They also believe in honor killings. Nonetheless, their children are left alone by the authorities.)

Disclaimer: I am NOT, nor ever have been, a Mormon of any stripe or flavor. Nor am I a polygamist. Nor am I a home-schooler.

The only national media figure of which I am aware who has been making an issue of this matter is talk-radio host Michael Savage. Savage is a Jew, not a Mormon. He says this event is Fascism in our own time. The State does NOT own our children!

As Savage has pointed out, we can update the words of the German Lutheran pastor who saw and lived through the rise of Hitler and who permitted himself to be deceived by his lies:

First They Came for the Jews

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

--Lutheran Pastor Martin Niemöller (A German who lived through the rise and fall of Hitler)

My suggested update:

First they came for the Branch Davidians (Waco, TX, 1993)
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Branch Davidian.
Then they came for the Fundamentalist LDS (El Dorado, TX, 2008)
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Fundamentalist LDS.
Then they came for the Home Schoolers,
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Home Schooler.
Then they came for the gun owners,
and I did not speak out
because I was not a gun owner.
Then they came for me (read: a Christian, or whatever you may be)
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

Speak out now, or expect no one to speak out for you when they come for you or your loved ones.

UPDATE: In addition to Michael Savage, Dr. Rusty Shackleford of The Jawa Report has been on the same wavelength -- smelling a rat and telling it like it is.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Scandal at El Dorado (Texas)

With the notable (and welcome) exception of Michael Savage, there has been precious little MEDIA outcry against the recent outrages against the rule of law, Constitutional rights, freedom of religion, and respect for family integrity that the recent invasion by Texas State authorities of a community of splinter-group Mormons in El Dorado, Texas.

Savage is duly outraged: Why not Hannity, Limbaugh, Governor Perry, John McCain, or President Bush?

Savage suggests that several in positions of authority in Texas need to be prosecuted. Moreover, he wants to see the State of Texas sued over this.

Get this: On the basis of ONE, unsubstantiated, anonymous telephone call, over 400 children were forcibly (and permanently) ripped from their families.

The reason: "reports" of underage sex and marriage. Question: In the major cities of Texas, black and Hispanic girls under 16 are getting pregnant -- often, courtesy of males over 18 -- at epidemic levels. When is the last time one of these girls had her child forcibly picked up by the State? When is the last time one of these men was arrested or even picked up for questioning by the authorities?

The actions by the State of Texas in El Dorado represent a scandal of amazing proportions. Savage says this is outright Fascism or Naziism -- and I concur wholeheartedly.

I am calling for the children to be returned to their parents. I am calling for Governor Perry to step down or to be impeached. I am calling for Marleigh Meisner to be removed from office and to be prosecuted.

Prager: When Liberalism Became Leftism

Hint: Think Iraq.

Convert to Christianity: Die (If You Are Muslim)

The reason behind the recent slaughter of four adults in Somalia.

Austin Bay Site: Recommended

Let me recommend this site, if you are interested in the outcome of the war in Iraq.

HT: Ed Morrissey of Hot Air

Wal-Mart Just Lost a Lot of Redneck Customers?

Wal-Mart has agreed to cooperate with wannabe uber gun-banner NYC Mayor Bloomberg to track more closely the guns they sell.

Hint to all wannabe gun-owners: DON'T buy at Wal-Mart.

HT: Michelle Malkin.

Phoenix Mayor Tattles to Feds on Maricopa County Sheriff

Mayor Phil Gordon of Phoenix has attempted to rat out Maricopa Country Sheriff Joe Arpaio to the Feds for the fine work the latter is doing to enforce the laws against illegal immigration.

Memo to Mayor Gordon: Illegals (allegedly) are not permitted to vote. Who is your true constituency, genius?

Monday, April 14, 2008

Vox Day to Israel: Cowboy Up, Yo?

Vox Day to Israel: Time to throw off the pacifiers and quit suckling at the fickle US teats and stand up and... YES: DEFEND YOURSELVES!

(Hint: The Bible also warns Israel against trusting in foreign alliances.)

President Bush Continues to Morph into a Putz

The Washington Times reveals that Lame Duck President Bush is going to encourage Congress to pass a bill to combat global warming.

Hey? Is ANYONE advising President Bush these days? Hint: Remember the one about changing horses in the middle of a stream.......?

HT: Good Lt. at TJR.

Priorities, Priorities.... Feed the Hungry, Or Feed Eurocrats' Beemers?

Excellent post by Good Lt. on The Jawa Report: The new "green" emphasis on "biofuels" (requiring using huge amounts of grain to create enviro-friendly fuel, or some such) has made it lucrative for farmers to sell their grain to the fuel-makers, thereby contributing to a growing worldwide food shortage.

Of course, the Eurocrats have their priorities in order: They see no need to cut back on biofuels production -- the starving children of Africa be damned. (Hint: Enlightened, snotty, earth-friendly, green Eurocrats are immune to charges of "racism," which are reserved exclusively for conservatives and Republicans.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

On the Same Day: Almondhead Plays Thug; Obama Talks Talking to the Thug

On the same day the the DrudgeReport featured Iran's (and Almondhead's) unrepentantly hostile attitude towards the West and its dogged determination to press on with its program to develop nuclear weapons, leading Democratic Presidential Candidate Barak H. Obama showed the olive branch and posited that talking to Iran would not only be acceptable to him -- but necessary -- in order to pursue peace in the Iraq/Iran region, should he become President.

Unfortunately, the State Department's own Ambassador to Iraq (Chester Crocker) on the SAME day, seemed to echo Obama's desire to caucus with the Iranian thugocracy. I see this as a great disappointment in Ambassador Crocker/President Bush, etc.

Radio talk show host Michael Savage has, as a result of Obama's stand today, memorably framed the debate picture of Obama as the "Neville Chamberlain," today!

El Dorado, Texas: Whatever Happened to "Innocent until Proven Guilty?"

News media are breathless reporting about the alleged sexual misconduct going on inside the "compound"(sic) of some members of an off-shoot of the LDS Church in LDS located in El Dorado, Texas.

On the strength of mere allegations, the "authorities" have removed some 400(!) children from their parents and their homes -- on the mere possibility that they MAY be in danger.

This is absurd. Anyone can make allegations about anyone else via the telephone. If there are crimes to be investigated, then let the authorities investigate them and let the prosecutors prosecute them as appropriate....


Meanwhile, the media and most of America seem to receive the news reports of the development with supreme unconcern for the rights of the accused -- or for the GENUINE, long-term welfare of these children who have been removed from their homes!

This is Waco "Light," and it stinks to high heaven! I have been told (but have not confirmed) that the main CPS player in the El Dorado mess was the same one involved in the original Waco mess.

Thank you to radio talk show host Michael Savage for having also expressed his sincere doubts about the way the El Dorado situation is being handled.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Obama's Pastor an Ex-Muslim?

Charles Johnson of lgf pointed me to this post on Infidels Are Cool that Obama's former Chicago pastor for over two decades is apparently and ex-Muslim. Infidels Are Cool read this on Free Republic, where the relevant poster cited this article.

Not only that, but -- in a separate post -- Infidels Are Cool also shows that the Rev. Wright for his Masters Degree focussed on "Islam in West Africa."

This is hardly a comforting thought and is a matter that should be open to discussion (though not obsession, perhaps). Nonetheless, one can almost hear the wheels turning in the MSM as they prepare to spin this topic as "off limits."

Voter, beware of Obama!

NOT Condi (for VP), PLEASE, Senator McCain!

Speculation is rife and the media are humming with "what if" rumors that Senator McCain might pick President Bush's current Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, to be his running mate.

My take is that Ms. Rice is NOT a good choice for Mr. McCain for the following reasons:

-She is pro-choice on abortion,
-She has shown herself to tilt more toward the Palestinians and Hezbollah than is appropriate,
-She has shown herself weak in her present position, having clearly permitted herself to be dominated by the career diplomats at State,
-She does not appeal to Conservatives, McCain's weak spot on the Republican side,
-She is heavily rumored to be a lesbian (which, in all fairness, may not be true at all), which cannot boost her standing with the Christian Right already upset with her stands on abortion and Israel.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Hilarious: Flash: Hugo Chavez the Victim of TERRORISM!

A riot to read!

Helps if you read Espanol or know someone who does.

HT: Michelle Malkin.

Dell: Off My Shopping List -- For ..ever?

Dell is hell-bound for leather to outsource to other countries.

A former die-hard Dell buyer, my last purchase was a Compaq, due in large part to Dell's lost vision of how it started.

Women, Drugs, and .... Al-Qaeda in Iraq Mujahideen?

Independent military blogger Michael Yon shows the seamier side of Al-Qaeda Mujahideen, including prostitutes.

Hmmm. Never saw this aspect of the war in Iraq covered in the MSM.

HT: Hot Air.

Religiously-based complaints by Muslim parents to British school authorities get quick (favorable) response

Religiously-based complaints by Muslim parents to British school authorities get quick (favorable) response; similar complaints by Christian or Jewish parents .... not so much.

Charles Johnson weighs in.

HT: My Pet Jawa.

Muslims Leaving Their Faith in Large Numbers

There are interesting articles here and here on the current phenomenon of Muslims leaving Islam -- some to become Christians!

HT: My Pet Jawa and My Pet Jawa commenter, Alan.

Europe Waking up to the Very Real Islamic Threat Within?

In the wake of Geert Wilders' controversial film, Fitna, Daniel Pipes -- a Western expert on Islam -- wonders if Europe just may not be waking up to the Muslim threat within.

One can only hope: God knows the threat is real and that Europe has more than its fair share of Dhimmis.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Terrific Expose of MSM Shilling for America's Enemies in Iraq

Gateway Pundit does a masterful job of assembling a collage of MSM headlines screaming about increased carnage in Iraq during the month of March.

Now, don't get me wrong, a lot of folks died in Iraq during March, but the MSM FOR SOME REASON neglect to mention that HUNDREDS of the dead were TERRORISTS killed in the fighting that is going on over there.

Hint to MSM reporters without a scintilla of regard for the United States as the great country that it is: It is a GOOD thing when terrorists are killed -- yes, even when HUNDREDS of them are killed.

Life under Islam -- for Daughters (KSA)

Here is a story sure to warm the cockles of every jihadist's stony heart: A loving Saudi dad -- upon catching his daughter mid-chat with a male(!!!!) on Facebook -- felt the need to show her the error of her ways and so proceeded to beat (and shoot) her.

I am sure the young lady learned her lesson.

Pity she is dead now and will be unable to straighten out her life.

Really, Islam is a great religion. President Bush has referred to it (no kidding) as a "religion of peace."

Hint: Better not take Arabic lessons from President Bush, as "Islam" means "surrender" or "submission" -- and NOT "peace."

HT: Gateway Pundit