Saturday, July 30, 2005

A Cabal of Jews.

dave at malungtvnews, is a Londoner who has been filming and interviewing the Muslim clerics in Finsbury park for two years now. Dave and I have interesting e-mail conversations. We are on completely opposite ends of the political and lifestyle spectrum, but I think we are learning a lot from each other.

One thing I have learned from dave is that the Muslim's he knows do not think Bin Laden was responsible for 9-11. They say he praised it, but never admitted to it.

In a recent e-mail dave says this about doctored photos and video:

"...all of the muslims I speak to believe the media is doing that all the time on a global scale, controlled by a cabal of rich jewish people who want to control the world. I think most people in this country believe that your media is more controlled than most."

There are a few more incredible things I have learned from dave, but he has asked me not to reveal and I won't, of course.

But I have to wonder how we deal with people who believe such nonsense? I mean A CABAL OF RICH JEWISH PEOPLE??????? It's like those suicides a few years back who believed that an alien ship was passing by as they died to pick them up.

We have become so obsessed with conspiracy theories in this world that if one was to actually occur, we might dismiss it.

I see no evidence of these rich jewish people trying to control the world. I don't see them controlling our media either. God knows they would have blacked out Fox News years ago. And wouldn't Joe Lieberman have done better at running for President if they were controlling the media????

There is no reasoning here. I hope and pray that we can withdraw our troops and hand over power to the Iraqi police force as soon as possible. As long as we are a presence there many Muslims will be convinced we are trying to take over the Middle East. Hopefully freedom and education will raise a new generation of Muslims that will see America differently.

Friday, July 29, 2005

The Captain tells us about Armstrong Williams comeback as a conservative talk show host after suffering a setback when it was discovered that he took $241,000 to promote the No Child Left Behind program from the Department of Education without ever disclosing his relationship with the program.

It seems Williams wasn't too happy when the right didn't rush to defend him. The Captain rightly points out how we don't defend what we believe to be wrong.

White House Hints It May Appoint Bolton.

I say go for it.

Support, Don't Insult.

I've noticed a talking point of the left going around lately. I heard it for about the 4th time with Ron Reagan on MSNBC the other night. He was discussing out troops and how they were a "small slice" of America. He said they were mostly "young, rural, and many times poor." Ron repeated that talking point 3 times in his interview with a guest. That was when I realized I heard it a few times in the past week.

The implication is clear here. The government is "using" the stupidity of poor country kids. Rural is code word for stupid in leftwing world. If you aren't cosmopolitan enough to live in the city, then you really don't have the broad and correct view of things, don't ya know?

Does the left ever see how insulting they are in their elitism? To imply that being from the country and not having money means you are stupid and will just do anything to get out, including go fight a war you must not understand, is beyond the pale.

I think Ron Reagan should go check out Mudville and click on the dozens of milblog links and just see how "rural" these guys are. Some of the writing in and of itself is amazing. We get more accurate information from those blogs than we do the MSM.

We have an incredible combat force. Smart and well trained. They know the risks and they don't go into this in ignorance.

Perhaps instead insulting them, we should show our support such as with Soldiers' Angels. You don't have to support the war to support our troops.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

9/11. The Mini-series.

ABC has begun filming a 9/11 mini-series. It stars the character of "John O'Neill, the FBI agent who hunted Al Qaeda for years and was killed in the attacks while working as head of security for the World Trade Center."

My first thought was no. It seems tacky to make a mini-series about 9/11 so soon after the fact. But then I thought if it is done well, then maybe people need to be reminded of what we are fighting.

And that would be a good thing.

I almost forgot! Check out The Cotillion this week! Great stuff!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

A soldier's poem. "I Fight For You." *blinking back tears*

A Must Read!

This is Amazing , long, but well worth it! This is what I LOVE about the blogs from Iraq. You get a first hand account from people THERE.

This is a fascinating read about Iraqi soldiers and our soldiers capturing insurgents, saving a journalist's wife from beheading AND uncovering munitions that were to be used in the upcoming elections. You get a sense of the chaos there and the different factions we are dealing with. And this is just from the last 2 weeks!

This is how Michael Yon (his blog) describes how Iraqis feel about foreign "fighters."

"Still, of all the clawing hands weighting the legs of the new Iraq, the foreign "jihadists" get the least respect and are mostly despised. Local terrorists, even those who trade in newly-minted matyrs, seem to view jihadists as the lowest of the low-- as if the volunteers-come-hither are merely fungible foreign idiots, worth less than the wads of floppy third-world currencies crumpled in their pockets. The foreign fighters are a sort of toxic waste drifting and floating on the surface of this civil war. Their touch is stain."

I'm serious. Read all it to the end. He has pictures too. Amazing. Truly.

The Good News.

"Rumsfeld, on an unannounced visit to Baghdad, called on Iraqi leaders to draft and approve a constitution without delay."

"..a senior Iraqi security official said that he believed that US-led forces would hand over security in 10 major cities to Iraqi security forces by December. "From now until the [December] elections we hope to have transferred 10 major cities," Muwaffaq Rubaie, the chairman of a new transition task force, said."


" The commander of US forces in Iraq, General George Casey, said that he believed that US forces could be reduced substantially by early next year."

via The Middle East Times.

Ohhh, they want Karl Rove gone sooo bad. (click TV ad)

They just underestimate this mind meld thing. It can be done outside the White House as well.


See? Gay marriage isn't about changing society. It's just about two people committing to one another.

Yeah, right.

via Protein Wisdom

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Charles Schumer and John Roberts have a visit. I'd say it's time for a caption contest.

This is cool. Do your own. via boingboing

You gotta love Chicago politics. It makes national politics seem almost...normal.

God, I love dogs! When a dog doesn't want anythng to touch his bone, he means anything. Too funny.
h/t Craig

Careful. This is what can happen when you expose your children to Christian history.
h/t jimboy

Blogging And A Real Revolution.

The Middle East Times has this interesting piece on Iran's blogs:

"Analysis: Blogs are Iranians' weapons of choice"

"The blogging phenomenon has exploded in the Islamic Republic. Today an estimated 75,000 Iranians maintain online Web logs, or "blogs", for short, that engage in a brisk virtual dialogue despite an Orwellian government that has a monopoly on public news media. They are an ever-enlarging faction of the 5 million Internet users in Iran, who have taken the protest for greater social freedom from streets and newsstands to cyberspace."

70% of Iranians are under the age of 30. Which not only means they are computer savvy, but given the outlet to the freedom of ideas the blogs bring, means more of them can be informed and voice their concern over human rights in their country. The article goes on to describe how even arrest and torture of the bloggers from the government has not stopped this blogging revolution. It ends with this:

"Blogging is a win-win situation for the young movement in Iran and a lose-lose situation for the regime," Jafarzadeh concluded. "If the regime would allow bloggers to operate with total freedom, this message would encourage people to seek regime change through increased activity. On the other hand cracking down on bloggers further convinces the population that this regime is absolutely against personal freedom, and there is no alternative but regime change ... that Iranians must do themselves."

A Rose By Any Other Name....

BBC edits out the word terrorist via Lone Star Times

Monday, July 25, 2005

And the transformation from leftwing extremist to centrist continues.

John Roberts may have been a part of the Federalist Society.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Tom Cruise's Blog.

Muslim Messages Part 3

I watched a press conference on C-span this morning from the Muslim American Society. The president and the head of the board of Directors and a few others spoke. It was gratifying to hear them speak out strongly against terrorism. The President spoke with passion on how violence and killing are not a part of their religion. He said their religion is one of peace. He strongly condemned those who do these bombings in the name of Islam. He also spoke of respecting all faiths.

The head of the board of directors said that the men who do these things are not being led by God, but by Satan. Powerful words that I don't think a Christian leader could have gotten away with, of course, but one I totally agree with.

They all urged fellow Muslims to speak out against terrorism and to turn away from any extreme that convinces them that violence is ever the answer.

It was nice to hear. Very nice.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

A Fashion Hypocrite.

Darleen has the following from Fashion Editor Robin Givhan of the Washington Post. No, not about the family you see in the picture here. Heaven forbid they would criticize a Democrat's family's way of dressing!! Although, as you see, it's almost exactly the same.

"It has been a long time since so much syrupy nostalgia has been in evidence at the White House. But Tuesday night, when President Bush announced his choice for the next associate justice of the Supreme Court, it was hard not to marvel at the 1950s-style tableau vivant that was John Roberts and his family.
There they were -- John, Jane, Josie and Jack -- standing with the president and before the entire country. The nominee was in a sober suit with the expected white shirt and red tie. His wife and children stood before the cameras, groomed and glossy in pastel hues -- like a trio of Easter eggs, a handful of Jelly Bellies, three little Necco wafers. There was tow-headed Jack -- having freed himself from the controlling grip of his mother -- enjoying a moment in the spotlight dressed in a seersucker suit with short pants and saddle shoes. His sister, Josie, was half-hidden behind her mother's skirt. Her blond pageboy glistened. And she was wearing a yellow dress with a crisp white collar, lace-trimmed anklets and black patent-leather Mary Janes.

The wife wore a strawberry-pink tweed suit with taupe pumps and pearls, which alone would not have been particularly remarkable, but alongside the nostalgic costuming of the children, the overall effect was of self-consciously crafted perfection.

Wonder where Robyn was during the DNC convention?

The Left's frantic search for dirt.

Well, the left finally did get a hold of the story of John Roberts wife I wrote about here. She was the ex-Vice President of Feminist for Life. Now the story the media seems to be going with is this:

We shouldn't mention his wife's views (here they are by the way)

John Robert's wife's views are off limits says Senators (here they are by the way)

Should John Robert's wife's views be considered? (here they are by the way)

I don't know why any decent person would even want to go through this process for any nomination. It has gotten to the point where it is hardly worth it.

I guess digging around for some drunken college picture the left found a picture of John Roberts in high school wearing plaid pants. Then Wonkette, having nothing sexually nasty to say about him, slams what his little boy is wearing.

I guess we know we have a good one when even the meanest of the left can only find clothes to criticize.