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August 31, 2006

Muslim Miss England: Stereotyping Causes Terrorism

I think that crown she's wearing is putting a wee bit too much pressure on her poor little brain. According to 19-year old Hammasa Kohistani, who became the first Muslim Miss England last year:

"The attitude towards Muslims has got worse over the year. Also the Muslims' attitude to British people has got worse. (Note how British Muslims don't consider themselves British? -- ed.)

"Even moderate Muslims are turning to terrorism to prove themselves. They think they might as well support it because they are stereotyped anyway. It will take a long time for communities to start mixing in more.

"People may feel I am just a sugar coating on the situation. I am a symbol to show it's not really that bad."

But at the same time, she said, "there is this hostility, which comes "mainly from the Government."

The Prime Minister told MPs last month that moderate Muslims were not doing enough to tackle extremists in their own community.

Miss Kohistani said: "Tony Blair addressed Muslims in particular, telling them that they need to sort out the problem within. That was a huge stereotype of the Islamic community. Even the more moderate Muslims have been stereotyped negatively and feel they have to take actions to prove themselves."

So the recent acceleration of terrorist attacks perpetrated by Muslims is in retaliation to being stereotyped. I see. Has it not occurred to Miss Kohistani that blowing oneself up in a crowd of "non-believers" in order to achieve paradise in the name of Allah has been and always will be a problem within the Muslim community?

And why would "moderate Muslims" take to violence and terrorism to prove themselves if they don't like being stereotyped as terrorists? That's like Barbra Streisand having her nose redone to an even larger size to prove that she doesn't like being stereotyped as someone with a large, unattractive nose.

I suppose the denouncements from Muslim community leaders and the death threats Kohstani received upon winning the pageant are also stereotypical behavior that is the fault of the British government. There's nothing like being able to point the finger of fault at someone else to ease nasty tensions.

It seems to me Kohstani is more concerned about appeasing radicals who might be targeting her for harm than truly analyzing the matter. In this, she is proving herself to be more European than she might like.

Sucking up to those who say, "Off with her head!"

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Truth in Advertising vs. MTV

Remember MTV's Rock the Vote campaign for the 2004 presidential election? A non-partisan effort to get young slackers out from in front of their televisions and into the voting booths?

Rock the Vote should have been named Block the Vote. Here's a video from Truth Caucus that reveals what some MTV employees really thought about the Bush/Kerry standoff...and weren't afraid to tell while still wearing their employee badges.

Via Michelle Malkin.

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August 29, 2006

CT Gov Candidate DeStefano Stands By Lamont

Well here's a surprise...not.

HARTFORD — Democratic gubernatorial candidate John DeStefano Jr. took advantage of a union endorsement rally Monday to make it absolutely clear that he’s no longer an ally of Joe Lieberman in the U.S. Senate race.

"I don’t stand here by accident with Ned Lamont," said DeStefano, who had endorsed Lieberman before the three-term incumbent lost the Aug. 8 Democratic primary to Lamont.

"I am proud to be standing here today and supporting Ned Lamont clearly, wholeheartedly, completely as our next United States senator," DeStefano told members of the Service Employees International Union, which endorsed both Democrats Monday.

After all, if DeStefano expects to get funding from Democrats and the unions, he absolutely has to stand beside Lamont, whether he thinks he'd do a good job or not. It's the name of the game in politics.

His support of Lamont, however, has yet to yield any big dividends.

DeStefano continues to trail Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell by a wide margin in the polls, particularly among GOP and unaffiliated voters. Those are the same groups that have given Lieberman his double-digit advantage over Lamont, according to the latest Quinnipiac University Poll.

Perhaps after the election, DeStefano could get a job at a fruit stand...he seems to be an old hand at polishing apples.

"Yes sir, Mr. Lamont...right away, Mr. Lamont!"

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August 28, 2006

Stupid Publicity Stunts

There's a university in Canada that is so little known, it needs to mock President Bush's intelligence to get people to go to its website.

TORONTO (Reuters) - Posters and a Web site mocking President Bush have put the spotlight on a small Ontario university that thought a bold and edgy recruiting campaign was just the ticket to attract potential students.

The Web site, http://www.yaleshmale.com, has a black and white picture of Bush, with the caption: "Graduating from an Ivy League university doesn't necessarily mean you're smart."

Bush graduated from Yale in 1968.

I must give credit where it's due, however. The school won't be bothering with a meaningless apology.

"You don't undo the damage that has been done, if there's damage, by simply retracting," [Frederick Gilbert] said, adding the school will try to respond individually to people who expressed concerns.

Perhaps Lakehead University's mascot will be a cowboy...

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Children Who Don't Fit on Either Side of the Gender Line

That's right...did you know that children as young as 4 and 5 can be gender fluid? Head on over to Moonbattery for this latest example of absolute idiocy from our progressive friends on the left.

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Connecticut Senate Seat a Four-Way Race

The two best-known names in the race for one of Connecticut's Senate seats this year are Ned Lamont and Joe Lieberman. Lamont, of course, ousted Lieberman in this month's Democratic primary, and Dems are now crying foul because Lieberman is running as an independent.

The two lesser-known names are Republican Alan Schlesinger (whose much-improved website is here), and Green Party candidate Ralph Ferrucci (website here).

If you thought Lamont leaned further to the left than Lieberman, wait until you meet Ferrucci.

Ferrucci, a 34-year-old independent delivery truck driver who qualified last week to appear on the November ballot, said United Nations peacekeepers should immediately replace U.S. troops in Iraq.

Lamont, he said, only wants to pull front-line troops to the periphery.

"He supports a one-year leave date, send troops to Kuwait," Ferrucci said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. "Basically his plan is more redeployment and then bring them home."

Here's more on his platform:

Ferrucci said he believes voters will relate to his proposal for a single-payer, universal health care system. Since he is an independent driver for Pepperidge Farms, he has to buy his own health insurance. He currently has none.

Asked how much it will cost, he said, "I don't even know. I don't want to know."

Ferrucci's proposal calls for setting up a nonprofit agency to run a universal health system instead of the federal government. The program would be funded mostly by business taxes.

Ferrucci also wants a per-gallon cap on the profits oil companies receive from gasoline and home-heating oil sales. He said voters he has spoken with are very concerned about the economy and issues like fuel prices that make it difficult to make ends meet.

Frankly, I'm surprised Kos and his pals supported Lamont. Ferrucci sounds more like their cup of tea. But then, for all the nonsense you hear from the left about being against individuals with lots of money, it seems that only pols with wads of cash in their pockets are the ones who get the attention.

In my opinion, the few votes Ferrucci gets will siphon off those that might vote for Lamont, leaving the field more open for a win by Lieberman. I don't think Schlesinger has much of a chance...while Connecticut has a few Republican representatives in the House and a Republican governor, there has not been a Republican senator in years. I don't foresee that changing during this election; especially since the Connecticut Republicans can't seem to find a red-hot candidate.

Crossposted to Ex-Donkey Blog

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You Know 2008 Is Drawing Near...

when Democrats begin playing the race card.

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Back on a Monday

Sorry I've been AWOL the last few days. With work piling up on my desk faster than I can get through it, it's been hard to keep up with this hobby. Plus, this weekend was my 20th high school reunion, so I pretty much stayed away from the computer.

For those of you contemplating whether or not to go to your own reunions when they pop up, I say go for it! I found that many people had given up their prejudices from the old days and were happy to have a chat (although a few held on to their stand-offishness). Also, don't worry if you've gained some weight or lost some hair...you'll find that a lot of people are in the same boat.

Here's hoping I have a more productive blogging week!

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August 23, 2006

Guilt vs. Gratitude

Guilt pervades the mindset of the left. Whether consciously or unconsciously, there are too many who believe that the success of the "Western" world is because of our past involvements with slavery and colonialism. Therefore, any type of moral equivalency becomes excusable because of past sins of the West. For example, Abu Ghraib become synonymous with Nazi genocide. Self-defense by Israelis becomes inexcusable. Noam Chomsky can excuse the genocide of millions of Cambodians. The list goes on and on.

Alfred Nobel was perhaps the man who made guilt an official coda of the West. He was horrified to read in his obituary, mistakenly published when his brother died, that he was the man "who became rich by finding ways to kill more people faster than ever before" due to his inventing dynamite. He then established the Nobel prizes, the most important of which being the Peace Prize.

If we look at the winners of the Nobel Prize in the 21st century, one sees the guilt factor being played with no bearing in reality for a most of its recipients.

2000: Kim Dae-Jung is awarded the Peace Prize for engaging North Korea in peace talks. Later, it was discovered that he had to pay the North Koreans to make the meeting happen. The Sunshine Policy in no way advanced the cause of peace in Asia, and North Korea continues to advance its criminal policies and continues to starve its own people.

2001: The United Nations and Kofi Annan are awarded the Peace Prize for their work in making a more peaceful world. That this work includes UN Peace Keeping forces acting as hostages for terrorist groups and prostituting the people they are supposed to protect does not seem to apply. The UN perpetuates the status quo -- and that is not a good thing, yet the UN continues to be heralded as an agency that will save the world from the excesses of the West. The UN is yet another example of the leftwing guilt factor working overtime.

2002: Jimmy Carter -- the epitome of guilt. This is a man who, in the interest of "human rights," demanded the lame but compariatively benign Shah of Iran to hand over power to the Ayatollah Khomeni. He advised the Shah's top military advisers to step down...they listened...and all but one were murdered by the Ayatollah when he took power. Afterward, Carter stood wringing his hands while American hostages were held for 444 days by radical Iranian Islamists...hostages that were not released until shortly after Ronald Reagan took office. This one act caused massive destabilization in the Middle East, and anti-Westernism, anti-Americanism, became the rule of the day. Human rights have not improved in Iran or elsewhere in the Middle East...no thanks to Jimmy Carter.

2003: Shirin Ebadi seems to have actually won the Nobel Peace Prize for the right reasons.

2004: Wangari Maathai also seems to have also won the Nobel Peace Prize for the right reasons. However, upon receiving the award, she went right after Western guilt by claiming that HIV was a bio-engineered weapon released in Africa to punish blacks.

2005: The International Atomic Energy Agency and Mohamed ElBaradei receive the Peace Prize. This is an example of a completely ineffectual bureaucrat and bureaucracy that have accomplished nothing. ElBaradei sees no problem with Iran going nuclear -- because the greater crime is the fact that America and other Western nations already have nuclear weapons. The fact that Iran is more likely than Western nations to push the button without a qualm does not enter into his thinking.

The Nobel Peace Prize was brought about as a result of guilt, and is awarded with the same intentions. The UN is about guilt. Amnesty International and Greenpeace are about guilt. And, since guilt can be manipulated by the unscrupulous, the results have been disastrous.

The problem is one of intent. There should be prizes for gratitude. Instead of wallowing in pity and self-condemnation, we should highlight those among us deserving of our gratitude instead of wallowing in a miasma of guilt. By such a criteria, who would be truly deserving of praise and who of condemnation?

Written with the help of husband-dude

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August 22, 2006

Tony Bennett: America is a Cultural Void

According to Contact Music, Tony said:

"I have travelled around the world to Asia and Europe. They show you what they have contributed to the world. The British show you theatre, the Italians show you music and art, the French show you cooking and painting, and the Germans show you science. The only thing that the United States, which is still a young country, has contributed culturally to the world is jazz - elongated improvisation. It's tragic."

Do you think that Tony includes his own body of work in this terrible dearth of culture in America?

How about Hollywood? Television? Those are huge cultural contributions, even if you don't like them. Modern rock music is also considered to be an American innovation. Where has Bennett been living lately, under a rock?

My friend Jeanette bets that when people start to complain, Bennett's rep will claim he was taken out of context. I add that he will suddenly come up with several contributions to world culture that he "didn't think of at the time."

Laments a cultural void that includes his music

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Hazleton, PA: Flushing Out Illegals

The Washington Post has an article on the town of Hazelton, Pennsylvania, which has taken the bold step of passing legislation that would make it very difficult for illegal aliens to live and work there. The new law will take effect next month.

Last month, in a raucous meeting, the mayor and City Council passed the Illegal Immigration Relief Act. ([Mayor] Barletta wore a bulletproof vest because, he says, Hazleton is menaced by a surge in crime committed by illegal immigrants.) The act imposes a $1,000-per-day fine on any landlord who rents to an illegal immigrant, and it revokes for five years the business license of any employer who hires one.

The act also declares English to be the city's official language. Employees are forbidden to translate documents into another language without official authorization.

The Post does a somewhat decent job at providing a balanced story. We hear stories from those who do and do not support the legislation. Many who are quoted say it has nothing to do with where the illegals are from, but the fact that they are illegal. Gang activity is also discussed as being a factor.

He [Barletta] says his epiphany came in May, when several illegal immigrants walked up to a local man at 11 o'clock one night and shot him in the forehead. One suspect had four false identity papers. "It took us nine hours of overtime just to run down who he was," Barletta said.

This, he said, came on the heels of crack dealing on playgrounds and pit bulls lunging at cops.

"I lay in bed and thought: I've lost my city," he recalls. "I love the new legal immigrants; they want their kids to be safe just like I do. I had to declare war on the illegals."

Barletta is also quoted as saying "'illegal' and 'legal' do not have a race."

According to the article, other towns in the general area are passing ordinances like this, and I say it's high time. Illegals will continue to come if they know they will have a job and a place to stay. Cracking down on those who provide employment and a home to illegals is one way to stem the tide.

But more action needs to be taken. Our government needs to get tougher on keeping our borders secure. As long as they can get away with it, wannabe immigrants will continue to avoid the legal process and sneak in any way they can. And, if workers can come in illegally, so can terrorists.

It's not racism. It's taking back control of the laws of the land. Other countries enforce their immigration laws. It's time that we do the same.

Raising the usual complaints about racism

**This was a production of the Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, go to the above link to learn more. Afterward, e-mail the coalition and let us know at what level you would like to participate.**

Other CAII action today:

Common Sense America discusses how the Senate burdens us, the taxpayers, with the costs of its amnesty bill.

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August 21, 2006

Not All Professors are PC

It seems that not all professors are fooled by the kind of PC nonsense that groups like CAIR would like to blind us with. The letter below was written by a professor at Michigan State University with regard to a planned protest by a student Muslim group about the Danish Muhammed cartoons:

Dear Moslem Association:

As a professor of Mechanical Engineering here at MSU I intend to protest your protest. I am offended not by cartoons, but by more mundane things like beheadings of civilians, cowardly attacks on public buildings, suicide murders, murders of Catholic priests (the latest in Turkey!), burnings of Christian churches, the continued persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt, the imposition of Sharia law on non-Muslims, the rapes of Scandinavian girls and women (called "whores" in your culture), the murder of film directors in Holland, and the rioting and looting in Paris France.

This is what offends me, a soft-spoken person and academic, and many, many, many of my colleagues. I counsel you dissatisfied, aggressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Moslems to be very aware of this as you proceeded with your infantile "protests." If you do not like the values of the West — see the 1st Amendment — you are free to leave.

I hope for God's sake that most of you choose that option.

Please return to your ancestral homelands and build them up yourselves instead of troubling Americans.


I. S. Wichman, Professor of Mechanical Engineering

I love it! And, according to Snopes.com, this e-mail is not a fake. Poor Wichman was a bit dismayed that this e-mail was made public:

"I used strong language in a private communication that I would certainly not have used if this communication would have gone public. ... For the record, I thought it was a private communication and it was written in haste. I think a very minor thing has been blown completely out of proportion. I wrote it in 60 seconds. It was not like I sat and pondered over this thing for days. It was like you talking one night to your wife or your kids."

(Note to all: In this day and age, don't e-mail anything if you are worried about privacy of the contents!)

In any case, the Muslim Students' Association and other groups are calling for official condemnation from MSU, but the university says it will take no action, as the e-mail was a private communication and did not reflect the university's view.

This will be something to watch. I am sure the Muslim groups calling for him to be officially reprimanded will not be dissuaded so easily. Congratulations are to be extended to MSU for supporting one of its faculty in a matter that most definitely falls under the category of free speech.

h/t: Gayle

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Update on Illegal Sanctuary

I posted about the woman who is hiding out in a church in Chicago rather than be sent back to Mexico for violating our immigration laws last week.

This online poll shows that a large majority of respondents do not believe churches should be able to provide such sanctuary. Unfortunately, the story that accompanies the poll says that the feds will not storm the church to hustle her on her way.

Nice how the feds are bowing to PC pressure rather than enforcing the law. It's also nice to know they don't care what the majority thinks.

h/t: Jeanette

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Caption Contest 3: In the Pen

Caption contest three is underway:

AP Photo/Daniel Berehulak

This contest will last approximately one week...

Other contests 'round the 'sphere:

In The Right Place
Bloggin' Out Loud
Lucky Dawg News

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Caption Contest 2 Winners: Lookin' For the Stash

So sorry this is late...I had trouble signing on to MuNu over the weekend. Here are the winners of last week's contest. Thanks to everyone for playing!

Airport security search AP Photo, Nick Ut, Pool

Honorable Mention

Suit-"That's headache powder"!
desert camo-"Yeah and I'm a proctologist".
forest camo-"We have a winner"!

Well technically since you're trying to smuggle nose hair clippers on board, I'm allowed to give you a body cavity search.
Rodney Dill

Mr. Daschle, if you call me "boy" one more time, I am going to use this butane powered anal stimulator on you and your day is going to be BAD. Bad, I tell you.
Two Dogs

Best Pop Culture Reference

Sgt. Samuel Jackson checs a bag to make sure no mother f*&%in snakes get on the plane

Top 10

10. Oh dear, this weighs more than 1 gram. Please step to your left sir so that Private Sanchez may administer the cavity search.
Charles Austin

9. Inspector: Can you demonstrate how you would use this Sir?
Traveler: No, but I think you Private can.

8. "I don't care if you are Bill Nye, mixing Mentos and coke in a confined space can brong down plane."
Rodney Dill

7. "We're sorry for the inconvenience sir, we've heard received intelligence about a Nazi infiltrator..."

6. You can shut up and I can search your bag, or keep whining and I'll show you what I can search with this glove. The choice is yours."
Stephen Macklin

5. Army Private: "One Swedish enlargement pump."
Businessman: "It's not mine!"
Wyatt Earp

4. Hey, mang, what's with the short curlies on the Chapstick? That's just gross!
Cowboy Blob

3. You're in luck, Mr. Smith...Captain Rodriguez has volunteered to give you a tour of our special "Deep Tissue Massage Room."

2. Sir, We are going to have to confiscate your 5lb tub of Astro Glide...

1. Sorry but I have to feel around up there. But did you know that all males 45 and over need to have regular prostate exams?
John Ruberry

Applause, applause!

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August 18, 2006

The Minutemen Recognize Their Leader

An Iraqi militant (read: Islamofascist) group has used scenes from Fahrenheit 9/11 in a video that they say is made up of attacks on U.S. soldiers. The video is also used to mock President Bush.

"After all, there are honest and influential guys in America and if Mr Moore can talk to you like that, so can I," the Rashedeen narrator says.

Michael Moore must be proud. I'm surprised he hasn't mentioned this prominent recognition of his work on his website yet! Well, give it time. I'm not sure, though, how Moore can be considered honest and influential. It must be in the eye of the beholder...

Inspiring Islamofascists everywhere

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If Cair Ran the World...


from Rightoons.com

h/t: GD

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August 17, 2006

Jimmy Carter Goes Fishing

No, Carter is not fishing for trout in an idyllic stream near his home. We should be so lucky! He's still fishing for compliments from the world at large, and this time he gets some from Der Spiegel, Germany's foremost "America Sucks" news outlet.

Carter, of course, brings up the usual canards of how President Bush has cut taxes to benefit the rich while the poor suffer and how Bush is breaking down that wall between church and state. He doesn't give specifics, however, telling readers that the details are in his latest book...the fact that most Germans won't bother to read the book and will be getting their information from this publicity stunt disguised as an interview notwithstanding. Of course, the Germans wouldn't find out from the book either that the administration is cutting taxes for those who pay the most of them. And a personal belief in God by the president is obviously a serious disintegration of the separation between church and state. Now you know!

Here's one of the more nauseating passages of the interview:

SPIEGEL: What makes you personally so optimistic about the effectiveness of diplomacy? You are, so to speak, the father of Camp David negotiations.

Carter: When I became president we had had four terrible wars between the Arabs and Israelis (behind us). And I under great difficulty, particularly because Menachim Begin was elected, decided to try negotiation and it worked and we have a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt for 27 years that has never been violated. You never can be certain in advance that negotiations on difficult circumstances will be successful, but you can be certain in advance if you don't negotiate that your problem is going to continue and maybe even get worse.

SPIEGEL: But negotiations failed to prevent the burning of Beirut and bombardment of Haifa.

Carter: I'm distressed. But I think that the proposals that have been made in the last few days by the (Lebanese) Prime Minister (Fuoad) Siniora are quite reasonable. And I think they should declare an immediate cease-fire on both sides, Hezbollah said they would comply, I hope Israel will comply, and then do the long, slow, tedious negotiation that is necessary to stabilize the northern border of Israel completely. There has to be some exchange of prisoners. There have been successful exchanges of prisoners between Israel and the Palestinians in the past and that's something that can be done right now.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Carter blames Israel earlier in the interview (of course!) and thinks that if we all sit down for a cuppa and a nice long chat, we can sort out the differences. What he fails to address, however, is that Hezbollah and the Palestinians don't really want peace: what they want is the total annhialation of Israel. Nothing else will suffice. But his one success (bolstered by the fact that Israel and Egypt at the time were ready for negotiation no matter who brokered it) makes him an expert on every situation in the Middle East.


SPIEGEL: Should there be an international peacekeeping force along the Lebanese-Israeli border?

Carter: Yes.

SPIEGEL: And can you imagine Germans soldiers taking part?

Carter: Yes, I can imagine Germans taking part.

SPIEGEL: ... even with their history?

Carter: Yes. That would be certainly satisfactory to me personally, and I think most people believe that enough time has passed so that historical facts can be ignored.

Because international "peace keeping" forces have been so successful in the past. And the Germans wouldn't take part anyway. They're too busy acting as though they're above the fray. (Here's an interesting bit of German and Muslim history that doesn't get talked about much these days.)

What really sticks out in this interview is how many times Carter refers to how things affect him: he's distressed, he'd be personally gratified, when he was president, blah blah blah.

Reading the whole thing is a great idea if you're dieting...it'll help to keep your appetite at bay.

Burnishing his reputation...
one interview at a time

Crossposted to Ex-Donkey Blog

UPDATE: Listening to Rush Limbaugh talking about this, and he said the slogan "Death to America!" became a catchphrase in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East during the Iran hostage crisis...which, of course, happened on Carter's watch. Rush says it was inscribed on all government buildings.

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Deputy PM: Bush Is Crap

While there's no official record, Britain's Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott is said to have referred to President Bush and his administration as crap. But why did he say it?

The remark is said to have been made at a private meeting in Mr Prescott's Whitehall office on Tuesday with Muslim MPs and other Labour MPs with constituencies representing large Muslim communities. Muslim MPs wanted to press home their objections to British foreign policy and discuss ways of improving relations with the Muslim communities.

Of course. Sucking up to the Muslim community is more important than finding out what's really going on. But that's just politics as usual. It's funny how you never hear about politicians in any Western country worrying about how to improve relations with Christian or Jewish communities...

And of course, the old cowboy jokes just had to come out. According to MP Harry Cohen, who was present at the meeting:

"We also had a laugh when he said old Bush is just a cowboy with his Stetson on. But then he said, 'I can hardly talk about that can I?'

That Prescott is brilliance personified.

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Illegal Sanctuary

This article really caught my eye:

Immigration activists around the country are taking up the cause of a single mother who invoked the ancient principle of sanctuary and took refuge in a Chicago church rather than submit to deportation to Mexico.

Elvira Arellano, 31, was holed up for a second day Wednesday at Aldalberto United Methodist Church with the support of the congregation's pastor. With her was her 7-year-old son, Saul, an American citizen.

Apparently church sanctuary doesn't mean a hill of beans in accordance with U.S. law, but it certainly wouldn't look good for the feds if they stormed in to arrest her.

This is yet another reason why our citizenship and immigration laws not only need to be overhauled, but upheld. The children of illegals should not be granted automatic citizenship upon birth. Now this woman is playing the sympathy gambit and getting it, even though she is not even supposed to be here. If and when she is deported is anyone's guess.


Illegal crocodile tears

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August 16, 2006

Election Double-Dipping

Check this out:

Man accused of voting twice in Bush-Gore election

August 16, 2006

BY ABDON M. PALLASCH Legal Affairs Reporter

If there's one thing Donovan Riley apparently learned during his time in Chicago, it was "Vote early and often."

Riley, 69, the former CEO of the University of Illinois Medical Center and a former law professor at Loyola University, is running for a state senate seat in Milwaukee.

On Nov. 7, 2000, the day of the big election between Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush, Riley appeared at the polling place in Oconomowac, Wis., where he had registered to vote just the day before, voting records show. His ex-wife owned a home there.

"Then he drove down to Chicago where he was already registered and he voted again," said Michael Crooks, a Wisconsin attorney who filed a complaint against Riley with Wisconsin election officials. "This is about as blatant as it gets."

Waukesha County District Attorney Paul Bucher said it's usually difficult to prove such allegations. "But in this case, these documents seem to be pretty good," he said.

The article goes on to quote Riley as saying "it's possible I made a mistake." Pulling the wrong lever is a mistake. Voting twice on the same day in different states is not.

By the way, Riley is running as a Democrat. His platform?

*economic opportunity, social justice, personal freedom
*health care for all
*ensuring women can make their own decisions about reproductive health
*safety without concealed guns
*fair elections
*accessible government

No word on what the DNC or Al Gore think.

Please ignore the man behind the voting booth curtain!

h/t: GD

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More Double Standards From the Dems

It seems Barack Obama is not practicing what he preaches. After extolling the virtue of driving hybrids and exhorting others to shun SUVs, the good senator drove away in a GNC Envoy. His rep spun a yarn about the Envoy being a Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV), but according to Drudge, this particular car is not yet ready for the fuel blend.

I guess Obama is joining the "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" club, whose president is none other than Al "I Like Being Noticed" Gore.

Barack Obama rides in one of these, but doesn't want you to!

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August 15, 2006

Burqas: Not Just for Modesty Anymore!

If you thought burqas were simply a means to keep Muslim men from lusting after Muslim women, think again:


Al Qaeda's newest tactic to elude American forces appears to be dressing in drag.

A key al Qaeda operative who was dressed as a woman was killed in eastern Afghanistan, according to the U.S. military.

It was the third time in just three weeks that al Qaeda operatives wearing women's clothing have been captured or killed by coalition forces, Coalition spokesman Colonel Tom Collins told ABC News.

"We are seeing this tactic more frequently," he said.

Next they'll be sending children to do their dirty work for them. Oh wait, they already do.

h/t: Jeanette

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It's About Bloody Time!

From the The Times Online:

THE Government is discussing with airport operators plans to introduce a screening system that allows security staff to focus on those passengers who pose the greatest risk.

The passenger-profiling technique involves selecting people who are behaving suspiciously, have an unusual travel pattern or, most controversially, have a certain ethnic or religious background.

The system would be much more sophisticated than simply picking out young men of Asian appearance. But it would cause outrage in the Muslim community because its members would be far more likely to be selected for extra checks.

Read the rest of the article here.

I say bully for the Brits! I certainly hope they go through with this plan, and nuts to the Muslim community who is sure to cry "racism" at this latest development. I have always said it makes sense to target the group most likely to undertake in a terrorist attack, and this is an excellent first step.

Now if we can only get our government to do the same thing...

Will backlog like this be a thing of the past at Heathrow?

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August 14, 2006

We Need More of This!

I love it when celebs are knocked off their pedestals once in a while for a good cause:


With a city-issued broom in his hand, Boy George started his court-ordered community service early Monday, sweeping leaves and trash off the sidewalks of New York.

It took less than an hour for the former Culture Club frontman to get into a spat with the media.

"You think you're better than me?" he yelled. "Go home. Let me do my community service."

Boy George took to the streets of Manhattan as a Department of Sanitation worker wearing an orange vest, dark capri pants, shoes without socks, and without the wild makeup and androgynous style that made him so recognizable as the '80s icon who sang "Karma Chameleon" and "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?"

"This is supposed to be making me humble. Let me do this," he said. "I just want to do my job."

The singer, born George O'Dowd, was ordered to spend five days working for the Department of Sanitation after pleading guilty in March to falsely reporting a burglary at his lower Manhattan apartment. The officers who responded found cocaine instead.

At 7 a.m. Monday, a sport utility vehicle pulled up at a Lower East Side sanitation depot. The agency planned to issue the singer a shovel, broom, plastic bags and gloves for the job of picking up trash on the city's streets.

In June, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Anthony Ferrara issued a warrant for O'Dowd's arrest after he initially failed to complete the requirements of his plea deal. When O'Dowd appeared in court 10 days later, Ferrara called off the warrant but warned the singer he could not escape his community service commitment.

"It's up to you whether you make it an exercise in humiliation or in humility," Ferrara told O'Dowd.

O'Dowd, 45, initially envisioned a service project more in line with his status as an '80s icon.

He petitioned to spend the time helping teenagers make a public service announcement. Among his other proposals to the court: holding a fashion and makeup workshop, serving as a DJ at an HIV/AIDS benefit or doing telephone outreach.

Boy George's manager, Jeremy Pearce, told reporters shortly after the singer arrived for his first day on the job: "He doesn't show any kind of emotion about these things. He takes it in his stride."

"He doesn't need to be humiliated," Pearce said. "He's a humble person."

"Things outside in the street were a little chaotic," said Sanitation spokesman Keith Mellis. "We'll see if there's some cleaning that can be done inside."

The sweeping later resumed in a gated Sanitation parking lot.

"This is for everyone's safety," Deputy Sanitation Chief Albert Durrell said as photographers crowded outside the gate. He said the day's work also might include mopping inside the depot.

And he's only a minor celebrity these days! This should be the treatment du jour for celebs who get arrested for drug possession, drunk driving, etcetera.

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Bush Hatred Continues Unabated...

From Cindy Adam's column in the NY Post (link times out tonight) (h/t Kitty):

AFTER this attempt at airlines terrorism out of Britain, one anti-war Dem com mented: "Hoping to kill 3,000 people at one shot? Wouldn't that have been lucky for Bush?"

Yes, President Bush is busy cursing his luck down at his Crawford ranch retreat that this disastrous deed did not take place. In fact, I'll bet he's got Tony Blair on the horn and is asking why British authorities weren't slower in their busting of the plot! Karl Rove is no doubt tearing out what's left of his hair over this latest setback in Bush's attempt to take over the world.

It's not Bush who salivates over these misfortunes, it's the rabid Left. Their obsession with him is really getting out of hand.

Get a life, please!

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August 12, 2006

Caption Contest 2: Lookin' For the Stash

Here's the photo for this week:

Airport security search AP Photo, Nick Ut, Pool

The winners will be announced on or about next Saturday, August 19th. Good luck!

Looking for more caption contest fun? Check these out:

In the Right Place
Bloggin' Out Loud
Bravo Zulu
Bullwinkle Blog
Commonwealth Conservative
The Daily Brief
The Gone Rick Motel
GOP and the City
A Limey in Bermuda
Lucky Dawg News
Outside the Beltway
Villainous Company

(I stole the above list from Mr. Right, but didn't think he'd mind!)

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Winners: Blogmeister's First Ever Caption Contest

Here's the picture that started it all:

Arabic camp in Minneapolis (AP Photo/Steve Kohls)

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for:

Honorable Mention:

And another difference -- the offering is called the "dhimmi."
Steve O

Jihad has been bery, bery good to me.

Top 10:

10. Muslim camp leader tries to fit in with Minnesotans by wearing Vikings colors for her indoctrination exercise.
John Ruberry

9. "If you ever thought about killing your sister for kissing a boy... "You might be a Jihadi."
Stephen Macklin

8. At suicide-bomber summer camp --
"Okay, everybody pay the attention. I am will only going to show you this once time only."
Steve O

7. If one of you martyrs yourself, your family will get a lutefisk this big, inshallah!

6. "Okay, children, who among you can spot the suicide belt I am wearing? No one? No one? Good! Today, I am going to teach each and every one of you how to dress in layers to hide the bulges and the wires. Soon, you will all be blowing yourselves up in crowded restaurants and buses for the glory of Allah!"

5. "Okay, children, when the Israelis arrive, you must remember to stand in front of the brave Hezbollah guerillas and allow them to shoot around you..."
Mr. Right

4. "The left one is for wiping and the right one is for eating, no wait, the left one...er, does anyone have a Koran, I want to know whether to gargle with Listerine or Preparation H."

3."Look at all this collateral damage! You make my job so easy!"

2. Mr. Rajah's Neighborhood

1. If you're an infidel and you know it,
Clap your hands
(Clap hands twice)
If you're an infidel and you know it,
Clap your hands
(Clap hands twice)
If you're an infidel and you know it,
Then when I cut your throat your neck will surely show it
If you're an infidel and you know it,
Clap your hands.
(Clap hands twice)

If you're the Great Satan and you know it,
Stomp your feet
(Stomp feet twice)
If you're the Great Satan and you know it,
Stomp your feet
(Stomp feet twice)
If you're the Great Satan and you know it,
Then I'll blow myself up and your bodyparts will surely show it
If you're the Great Satan and you know it,
Stomp your feet.
(Stomp feet twice)

If you're a Joo and you know it,
Shout "Hurray!"
(Shout "Hurray!")
If you're a Joo and you know it,
Shout "Hurray!"
(Shout "Hurray!")
If you're a Joo and you know it,
Then the Katushas rockets I rain down on you will surely show it
If you're a Joo and you know it,
Shout "Hurray!"
(Shout "Hurray!")

If you're Muslim and you know it,
Do all three
(Beat head twice with fists, do the loo loo loo thing with your tongue, then shout "Allah Akbhar!")
If you're Muslim and you know it,
Do all three
(Beat head twice with fists, do the loo loo loo thing with your tongue, then shout "Allah Akbhar!")
If you're Muslim and you know it,
The 6th century primitiveness will surely show it
If you're Muslim and you know it,
Do all three.
(Beat head twice with fists, do the loo loo loo thing with your tongue, then shout "Allah Akbhar!")

Thanks to all who played! The next contest is up. Good luck!

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August 11, 2006

Profile Now

In the wake of the exposed plot to blow up planes midair by Muslims born and bred in England, British police are now worried about violence toward the Muslim population.

This is the only time you will see the BBC use the word Muslim in a news story...when the Muslims are being victimized.

I'm not excusing idiots who randomly strike out at people because they happen to look or dress a certain way. There is no room for that in a civilized society.

However, I am suggesting that it is time to begin profiling young Muslim men at our airports and other major transportation hubs. Searching thousands of travelers who are not part of the population that is known to be involved in these kind of terror attacks is not only inconvenient, but a waste of time for authorities.

What do the following events all have in common? (Let me know if I've forgotten any.)

Khobar Towers bombing
USS Cole bombing
WTC bombing in 1993
9/11 attacks in the U.S.
7/11 subway bombing in London
Australian embassy bombing in Jakarta
Thwarted plot to bomb Herald Square subway station in NY

They were all perpetrated by young Muslim men of Middle Eastern heritage, even though some had no "known ties" to terrorist groups according to authorities. Michelle Malkin lists the names and ages of the latest instance for us.

And as we all know, Islam has a friendly little aspect about it called jihad:

As Dr. Pipes explains, “the way the [militant] jihadists understand the term is in keeping with its usage through fourteen centuries of Islamic history” – during which it has meant the compulsory effort to forcibly expand Muslim territory and influence. “The goal is boldly offensive,” says Pipes, “and its ultimate intent is nothing less than to achieve Muslim dominion over the entire world.” Indeed the scholar Bat Ye’or explains that historically jihad has meant “war, dispossession, slavery, and death” for its victims. This is a far cry from the purported, noble struggle to “give oneself over to God.”

Now is not the time for namby pamby, politically correct pussyfooting. Profile now. If the Muslim populations in the U.S., Britain and other countries where they've emigrated to get annoyed, then perhaps they need to examine the reason why. Extremists from their own midst are the ones perpetrating these atrocities around the globe. If they can't come to accept that reality, then too bad for them.

The rest of us have bigger things to worry about than their feelings.

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August 10, 2006

Hezbollah: Everyone's A Winner

From the Jewish World Review (August 6):

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h/t: GD

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They Want Us Dead

British authorities thwarted a plot by terrorists to blow up planes en route from Heathrow Airport to the United States. Apparently three U.S. airlines were targeted.

This BBC story says the men arrested were "British-born" and there were "ties to Pakistan." Apparently, it is the closest the BBC can bring itself to saying the would-be terrorists are Muslims.

The security level for commercial flights in the U.S. has been raised to red for the first time in the wake of this latest attempt to kill innocent people. Any kind of liquid, including hair products, are being banned from being carried on, and boarding security is very tight.

As always, Michelle Malkin has a great round-up of coverage.

For those of you who have difficulty in understanding what's going on, let's make it clear: Hardline Muslims want to kill us. They don't care if you voted for Al Gore in 2000 or John Kerry in 2004. They don't care if you live in a blue state instead of a red state. They don't care if you want Joe Lieberman to lose his independent run for the senate in November. They want to kill so many Americans that we will give up fighting in the Middle East. Their ultimate goal is to spread radical Islam to all four corners of the Earth. And if you don't end up converting to Islam, you are to understand that you will be less than a second-class citizen (see dhimmitude).

And it doesn't end with Americans. Other Western civilizations are subject to this wave of jihad as well. The tenets of the Western world go directly against the core beliefs of Islam. The biggest offense? Freedom.

So if you insist upon believing that we can talk it over with these guys over a Starbucks frappucino, go ahead and do that. The rest of us will be supporting our government and our military in a fight for our way of life.

UPDATE: One of my favorite bloggers, Pat at Brainster, lets us in on some of the conspiracy theories that are already swirling about regarding this latest threat. You thought they would wait a day or two? You must have skipped your coffee this morning.

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August 09, 2006

The Sum of All Fears

It's been a long time since I've visited HuffPo; the huffing and puffing over there is really more than I can deal with most days. However, via Right Wing Nation, I discovered this post by one of the bloggers there, Greg Glutfeld. Normally he's too full of himself for my taste, but this is definitely worth a read:

You say that the Republicans are fear mongers, what with their inconvenient reminders that terrorism is rampant in the world. But it seems to me that the real fear mongers are on the left, as amply demonstrated here with this list I made after reading a week's worth of Huffposts, all while sitting in my underwear under a sun lamp:


Fear of a loss of individual liberty in response to the war on terror.
Fear that the paranoia over terrorism will erode everything this country was founded on.
Fear that liberals haven't degraded the education system enough so most people still know that Abraham Lincoln and FDR suspended many liberties to deal with similar crises

Fear of Mel Gibson
Fear that your angry denunciations of Mel Gibson will not detract attention from the rampant anti-semitism found at the Huffington Post.
Fear that Ari Emmanuel's "brave" attack on Mel Gibson said more about Emmanuel's opportunism than any sincere belief.
Fear that Emmanuel's client Michael Moore might be a bigger anti-Semite than Gibson.

Fear of George Bu$H
Fear that Bu$h is to blame for everything
Fear that Bu$h isn't to blame for everything
Fear that if you continue to blame everything on Bu$h, you won't actually figure out who really is to blame for your problems
Fear that your spelling of Bu$h reflects your intellectual prowess, in a nutshell.
And for that, you still blame Bu$h
And your parent$

Fear of Walmart
Fear of people who shop at Walmart
Fear that you might actually save money if you shopped at Walmart
Fear that Walmart has done more to help the poor than any social program ever created by our government.

Fear of all forms of energy except for the ones that don't work
Fear that people will realize the easiest way to cut back on greenhouse gases is to convert to nuclear energy
Fear that your activism will be exposed as a front for your narcissism
Fear that low taxes actually do create prosperous societies
Fear that people will find out what a hypocrite you are because you call for higher taxes while using tax shelters

Fear of mean people
Fear of judgmental people
Fear of appearing narrow-minded
Fear of intolerance
Fear that with your tirades against SUVs, Wal-Mart, meat, cigarettes, guns, whisky, and organized religion, you are the judgmental, intolerant one.

Fear of 3d ultrasounds that show fetal development
Fear that your children won't carry on your failed politics as religion/lifestyle

fear of being judged in the afterlife
fear of being judged in this life
fear of that dark facial freckle
Fear that your new age health practices won't be able to save you from that dark facial freckle

Fear of writers asking for fair compensation given there are ads sold by barry diller on the pages.
Fear that people will notice the contradiction between pushing for higher minimum wages and not paying the writers on your website.
Fear of not being invited to arianna/denton blog loft parties.

Fear of all country singers except for the ones that hate Bush

Fear that Deepak is laughing all the way to the bank

Fear that the exposure that you're being for the 'common man' is a joke considering you go to the only clubs and bars roped off to keep those people out.

Fear that when they take away your anger there will be nothing left.

Fear of free speech when it mocks your beliefs.
Fear of free speech when it speaks back to you.
Fear of free speech when it comes from Christians.
Fear of free speech when it comes from me.
Fear that your definition of free speech - that only you get to be heard-- won't fly with us Wal-mart shoppers.

fear of a police state unless of course it actually is a police state, like, Venezuela

Fear of Hugo Chavez dying
Fear of Castro Dying
Fear of Communism dying

Fear of Israel and their determined desire to blow up terrorists
No fear of Hezbollah and their pleasure in blowing up citizens

Fear of black Republicans
Fear that one day blacks will figure out you're the racist for always treating them like helpless victims instead of responsible individuals.

Fear that your comments are default responses to people who already agree with you

Fear that maybe shame is a good thing

Fear of rightwing "Repuglicans"
Fear of "crackpot Christians"
Fear that these fears do not measure up to the more legitimate fear of crackpot Islamists who blow you up in order to sleep with 72 virgins who are most likely lousy in bed anyway.

Fear of losing the next election
Fear that you'll have to put your support behind a candidate who was already exposed and rejected by the American public.
Fear that it might be Gary Hart.
And he still won't trim his eyebrows

Fear of Big Brother
Fear of group think
Fear that your lockstep obedience to progressive boilerplate is a purer example of subservience than anything you'd ever find in "Repuglican" circles

Fear that people will realize that a record of no terror attacks on the U.S. in five years, and liberating 55 million people in two Muslim nations, is not so bad.

Fear of having to come up with a new dehumanization campaign for the next Republican president.
Fear of not having to come up with dehumanization campaigns for radical islamists, kim jong II, the iranian mullahs and the EU and Russian oligarchs who took oil bribes from Saddam to keep him in power.

Fear that Foucault is not holding up to scrutiny.
Fear that common sense is making a comeback.
Fear that all those colonics did absolutely nothing for you.
Fear that grad school did even less.

Fear of the death penalty actually being a deterrent.

Fear that you'd experience more happiness from a Big Mac than from that bag of overpriced organic produce you bought at Knoll Organic Farms in Brentwood.

Fear of school vouchers
Fear that school vouchers will enable poor minority children to attend your children's private schools

Fear of a Marine knocking on your Prius's window to discuss your bumperstickers.

Fear that your own sense of rebellion is a farce and every opinion you have is safe and only voiced among those who agree with you

Fear of your conscience telling you even though you are supposed to like it, you really think NPR - especially its self serious whispering, wimpy bumper music and simpering anchors -- sucks.

Fear that the right to free speech is being curtailed.
Fear that when you bravely proclaim you're speaking "Truth to power," those who live in countries where the right to speak is truly curtailed are laughing bitterly at you.

Fear that your anti-Americanism is becoming even boring to you.

Fear that you hate the right for the same reason you hate your dad because you know that he is right and that you are a loser and you will always be a loser and that you are sabotaging your life and those of everyone around you because that makes you that angry.

Fear that everyone will notice that other than incessant complaining you haven't come up with a single solution.

Fear of never having a bad thing to say against the real tyrants of the world while having a rich vocabulary against a milquetoast GOP congressman from Georgia.

Fear of someone sitting you down and forcing you to deal with the fact that even if global warming was absolutely manmade and as bad as Gore says it is, that the threat of islamic terrorists getting WMDs and using them is far greater and imminent and requires offering at least moderate allegiance to the current president of the United States and to Tony Blair and Sen. Lieberman.

Fear of people snickering at you when you use the terms 'sustainable' and 'indigenous peoples'.

Fear of Nascar
Fear of Nasa
Fear of Nas (rapper)
Fear of NA (narcotics anonymous)
Fear of N (nitrogen)
Fear of nothingness

Fear that even if the democrats win the 08 election, Europeans will still look down on us and Muslims will still want to kill us.
Fear that capitalism actually works better than any other economic system
Fear that America really is the freest country in the world
Fear that going it alone when you think you're right is more moral than trying to build a coalition with dictators, thieves and cowards.

Fear that this post will be front-paged.
Fear that you'll feel compelled to write a list of my fears as a response to this blog
Fear that I'll want you to do exactly that, because it provides light entertainment for me, personally.
Fear that I love you for that. (it's true!) .
Fear that I have to run!
My soaps are on!

As Rightwing Prof says, read the comments yourself; there's a limit to how much lunacy I can take.

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The Morning After

Two races were in the spotlight during yesterday's Democratic primary: Rep. Cynthia McKinnon vs. Hank Johnson in Georgia, and Sen. Joe Lieberman vs. Ned Lamont in Connecticut.

Both incumbents lost.

In an AP story, McKinnon is called "fiery" and "controversial." How about bitchy and kooky? After all, this is a woman who claimed publicly that President Bush was behind the 9/11 attacks, and who hit a Capitol police officer earlier this year after he dared to ask her to stop and show ID when entering the Capitol building. The House will be a better place without her in it, even if fellow Democrat Johnson wins the seat in November. Good riddance.

Connecticut millionaire Ned Lamont managed to upset Joe Lieberman for the party nod in November, but Lieberman says he will run as an "independent Democrat." The big issue, of course, is that unlike John Kerry and others, Lieberman refuses to apologize for his support of the Iraq war. He says he disagrees with how the war has progressed in some ways, but still believes we did the right thing by going in. And now, this social liberal has been discarded like yesterday's rancid cold cuts by Connecticut Democrats.

The only thing Lamont has to recommend him to supporters is his stance on Iraq. Everything else is a big question mark. Of course, the fact that he's a self-made millionaire should send true Democrats running -- especially since he poured millions of his own dollars into his campaign. (RINO Mike Bloomberg was roundly criticized for doing the same during his run for mayor of New York.) But I've noticed that while Democrats feel a Republican with money is a bad thing, a Democrat with money is just another politician. Why else would we have so many Democrat moneybags in office? (Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry come immediately to mind.) It must be that rich Democrats are not a part of the problem, they are a part of the solution because they "care." Republicans, as a rule, do not.

So what happens now? Lieberman runs as an independent. I heard on the radio that voter turnout in Connecticut yesterday was about 43%. How will the other 57% vote in November? How many votes will Lieberman siphon off from Lamont? (Quite a few, I imagine.) Will Republican Alan Schlesinger (unimpressive website here) be able to make inroads into the electorate? Maybe, if he gets off his duff. Then again, maybe not...

Kos and his pals may be celebrating Lamont's win now (their first!), but the champagne flute is only half full. He still has to win the actual election in November. And that is far from decided.

UPDATE: An article on Time's website discusses why Republicans are enjoying Lamont's victory and Lieberman's loss. A snippet:

Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, speaking to the City Club of Cleveland this morning, said the rejection of a well-liked Senator who was strong on national defense showed that Democratic candidates must embrace "defeatism and isolation" or "risk being purged" for their party. "For those of us who follow politics closely, who work in politics, and who know that there can be good and honest people on the other side of the political divide, it is a shame," he said. "It is also a sign of what the Democratic Party is has become in the 21st century. It reflects an unfortunate embrace of isolationism, defeatism, and a ‘blame America first’ attitude by national Democratic leaders at a time when retreating from the world is particularly dangerous."

More: Ex-Donkey here and here; Connecticut Commentary, Brainster, and Right Wing News.

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August 08, 2006

Connecticut Democratic Primary Today

Lamont.jpgFor those of you who live in my home state, and who are registered Democrats, it's time to do your civic duty and vote. (No, I'm not a registered Democrat, thank you very much.)

The big question today, of course, is who will win the nod for the Senate race in November: incumbent Joe Lieberman or newcomer Joe Lamont, who has gotten a big push from the blogosphere. Lamont's headline-making lead from last week has shrunk to a few points (I figured it would), and today's race will be tight. I confess I have no idea as to who might come away the winner.Lieberman.jpg

Don't forget that Democrats are also looking to pick their nominee to run against Governor Jodi Rell: Joe DeStefano and Dan Malloy. Both seem to favor big government social programs, so I honestly don't think it matters which one of them wins.

Well Democrats, it's your time in the sun. Enjoy it while you can!

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August 07, 2006

Back By Her Own Demand

You know it's the dog days of summer when Cindy Sheehan heads back to Crawford, TX for another edition of Camp Casey. (No, she hasn't gotten a real job yet.) Apparently she waved her California driver's license and said she wanted to meet with President Bush. "It doesn't say my new address, but I do live here now. My name is Cindy and Bush killed my son." (For those of you behind on your Cindy news, she now owns property in Crawford. Watch for the property values to decline sharply.)

White House press secretary Tony Snow had a great comment about the situation:

"I would advise her to bring water, Gatorade or both," Snow said when asked about Sheehan during a press briefing Friday. "Honestly, when you're talking about the kind of issues that we're talking about, Cindy Sheehan hasn't risen to the level of staff meetings at this point."

I love that man.

For those of you interested in heading down to Camp Casey to bask in the limelight with Mother Sheehan, be aware: Camp Casey has a code of etiquette to be followed. Here are the rules (all typos original, my comments in bold):

1. We will be asking for donations for Meals. Freeloaders strictly prohibited (except for Cindy).

2. We have listed 11pm as quiet time on the Calendar. Light sleepers be forewarned though. Due to the rural nature of Camp Casey many campers snore due to allergies. Our volunteer staff as a rule only gets to relax and enjoy themselves after hours so please repect their right to fun. We suggest you either bring ear plugs or sleep in a hotel or at the Campground at Tonkawa Falls. Be prepared for a bunch of whoopin' and hollerin' in the middle of the night, when most civilized folks are sleeping.

3. When counter protestors come to Camp Casey we encourage you to please do not engage them. We are a peace movement and they are entitled to their opinion as much as we are. If the counter protestors get out of line we will call the local authorities. The only ones who should be getting arrested are Cindy and her inner circle. No one else should merit media attention.

4. Everyone attending Camp Casey is encouraged to pitch in and help. Only those volunterring time will be granted time during open mike sessions. Volunteerism is a cornerstone of Camp Caseys success. And what better way to succeed in life than by harassing the president?

5. Please stop at the Crawford Peace House to check in before heading tp Camp Casey.

6. Absolutely no alcohol or drugs are permitted at Camp Casey or the Crawford Peace House. Of course, what you do on your own time is your own business.

See? It's not all fun and games. Protesting is serious business.

I'm surprised Ned Lamont hasn't made a last-minute appearance before tomorrow's Democrat primary in Connecticut.

UPDATE: My pal Aaron from Lifelike Pundits sent this link to the Cindy Sheehan theme song used by Laura Ingraham.

Turning it on for the cameras

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August 06, 2006

Tales from Reuters

What else can we expect from this Euro-based news source?

Reuters admits altering Beirut photo

Reuters employee issues 'Zionist pig' death threat

No bias to see here, folks. Move along.

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August 05, 2006

Blogmeister's First Ever Caption Contest

Arabic camp in Minneapolis (AP Photo/Steve Kohls)

I've been playing a few caption contests 'round the blogosphere for a while now, and am inspired to start my own. Enter your captions in the comments section; results will be announced on Saturday, August 8.

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August 04, 2006

This Week's Caption Contests

Feel like putting your snarkiness to the test? Check out the following caption contests:

Cowboy Blob has a plane that may turn your stomach.

This picture of W and Helen Thomas over at GOP and the City will give you the warm fuzzies.

The bust of Hillary over at In The Right Place is probably the scariest thing I've seen in a long time.

Well, go on! Get funny!

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History Repeating Itself

According to Victor Davis Hanson, the world is reliving the mistakes of the 1930s. Only today, instead of Hitler and his Nazis, we have Islamofascists to worry about.

Read his brilliant column here.

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Joe Lieberman and the Demise of Moderate Democrats

We're creeping up to the Connecticut Democratic primary on August 8. As a registered Republican, I obviously cannot vote on Tuesday, but I will be watching with great interest.

Challenger and newbie Ned Lamont has an edge over Lieberman in the polls. However, as we all know, polls don't mean squat when it comes down to nuts and bolts. It's election results that matter, and so it ain't over until the last vote has been counted.

Lieberman has said he will run as an independent if he loses the primary, something that may give Republican Chris Schlesinger a fighting chance in November. To me, though, this scenario isn't so much about whether a Republican or a Democrat will win the seat (although I want a Republican to win). It's more about a case study of the splintering of the Democratic party.

Joe Lieberman has been a model Democrat for most of his 18 years in office. What has proven to be his downfall is his support for our presence in the Middle East, specifically Iraq. He has not waffled like John Kerry and others, and is unashamed of his support of our president's policies on national defense.

Will social liberal Lieberman be ousted in favor of Lamont, whose main appeal is his anti-war stance? Does his hard work in favor of so many Democratic causes mean nothing because of one issue?

A liberal friend of mine said to someone we know who went to work for Lieberman's campaign, "Tell Joe that he won't have my vote unless he changes his stance on Iraq." The rest of his policies be damned, I guess.

So many politicians bend with the winds of the latest polls. Joe Lieberman is a man of principle, and he should be admired as such. Unfortunately, in today's Democratic party, it seems that men like Lieberman are few and far between. And if the hard liners have their way, they'll become nonexistent. So will the chance for bipartisan support on critical issues such as national defense.

Moderate Democrats are going the way of the dinosaur. And that doesn't make for healthy political dialogue. If Lamont wins the primary, it's a loss for Democrats.

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August 03, 2006

Blackface is OK...For Some

I have been so busy at work this week that I haven't been able to follow the news as closely as I'd like. However, this merits my (belated) attention.

Leftwinger Jane Hamsher, someone intimately involved with Greenwich millionaire Ned Lamont's senate bid against Joe Lieberman, posted a Photoshop of Lieberman in blackface on Huffington Post. The weasel Lamont is now backpedaling as quickly as he can, despite his sucking up to lefty blogs since the beginning of his campaign.

Michelle Malkin has extensive details here and here and here.

Mark Finkelstein of Newsbusters notes that there was no notice of the event on the morning news shows. I've been listening to the radio and have heard nothing of this. The first I knew of it was from visiting Malkin's site today.

I have, however, heard plenty about Mel Gibson's drunk driving/Jew bashing brouhaha within the past week.

Gibson was drunk. He was driving. He made inflammatory comments. He has been raked over the coals in the press and he has apologized profusely. He has also been charged with DUI. He's in the hot seat, and he'll just have to wait it out.

It's interesting to note how the Gibson episode received international attention, while the Lieberman-in-blackface made barely a ripple. Two points: leftists have rejected Lieberman, a Democrat who supports our actions in Iraq and elsewhere in our efforts to stamp out Islamofascism, and therefore any ridicule of him is considered acceptable; Gibson is an unapologetic Catholic who not only dared to make a movie about Christ that wasn't derogatory toward Christianity, but actually made boatloads of money off of it.

I don't even pretend to understand the use of the blackface by someone affiliated with a group that prides itself on its "support" of blacks and other minorities, other than to point out the blatant hypocrisy it represents.

Here it is:


It's just a little something to think about the next time you hear leftists shouting about racism and bigotry running rampant on the right.

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New Terrorist Detainee Program

Only in our dreams, folks (h/t Jeanette):

A lady liberal wrote a lot of letters to the White House complaining about the treatment of a captive insurgent (terrorist) being held in Guantanamo Bay.

She received back the following reply:

The White House
1600 Penn sylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20016

Dear Concerned Citizen,

Thank you for your recent letter roundly criticizing our treatment of the Taliban and Al Qaeda detainees currently being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Our administration takes these matters seriously and your opinion was heard loud and clear here in Washington.

You'll be pleased to learn that, thanks to the concerns of citizens like yourself, we are creating a new division of the Terrorist Retraining Program, to be called the "Liberals Accept Responsibility for Killers" program, or LARK for short.

In accordance with the guidelines of this new program, we have decided to place one terrorist under your personal care.

Your personal detainee has been selected and scheduled for transportation under heavily armed guard to your residence next Monday.

Ali Mohammed Ahmed bin Mahmud (you can just call him Ahmed) is to be cared for pursuant to the standards you personally demanded in your letter of complaint. It will likely be necessary for you to hire some assistant care-takers.

We will conduct weekly inspections to ensure that your standards of care for Ahmed are commensurate with those you so strongly recommended in your letter.

Although Ahmed is a sociopath and extremely violent, we hope that your sensitivity to what you described as his "attitudinal problem" will help him overcome these character flaws.

Perhaps you are correct in describing these problems as mere cultural differences. We understand that you plan to offer counseling and home schooling.

Your adopted terrorist is extremely proficient in hand-to-hand combat and can extinguish human life with such simple items as a pencil or nail clippers. We advise that you do not ask him to demonstrate these skills at your next yoga group. He is also expert at making a wide variety of explosive devices from common household products, so you may wish to keep those items locked up, unless (in your opinion) this might offend him.

Ahmed will not wish to interact with you or your daughters (except sexually), since he views females as a sub-human form of property. This is a particularly sensitive subject for him and he has been known to show violent tendencies around women who fail to comply with the new dress code that he will recommend as more appropriate attire.

I'm sure you will come to enjoy the anonymity offered by the burka over time.

Just remember that it is all part of "respecting his culture and his religious beliefs" -- wasn't that how you put it?

Thanks again for your letter. We truly appreciate it when folks like you keep us informed of the proper way to do our job. You take good care of Ahmed - and remember, we'll be watching.

Good luck!

Cordially, your f riend,

Don Rumsfeld

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Somebody Call NAMBLA!

This is one of the most revolting stories I have heard recently:

A suburban Cleveland man accused of sexually assaulting nine disabled boys told a judge Wednesday that his apartment was a religious sanctuary where smoking marijuana and having sex with children are sacred rituals protected by civil rights laws.

The admitted pedophile offered a surprising defense Wednesday to 74 charges of rape, drugs and pandering obscenity to minors.


He told the judge, "I'm a pedophile. I've been a pedophile for 20 years. The only reason I'm charged with rape is that no one believes a child can consent to sex. The role of my ministry is to get these cases out of the courtrooms."

NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association) had better snap this guy up quickly...he's definitely the poster boy for their cause.

Apparently he ran a school in his home for children with special needs, including autistic children.

People like this are a pox on society. I hope he goes down the river and never comes back.

Thinks having sex with boys should be legal

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August 01, 2006

Castro's Condition "Unknown"

You know if they're not saying much, the news can't be good...for Castro, that is.

The rest of us are thrilled, especially Cubans in exile.

Ready to kick the bucket?

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