Saturday, January 10, 2009

Silver Lining

Amid all this doom and gloom there is some good news regarding the social ills of our society. The crime rate has fallen significantly since the 1990's. Abortion and divorce rates are at their lowest points in 30 years.

These are not small things. Have we begun to understand the sanctity of human life and what abortion has done to women? Have we seen the toll of divorce on our lives and our children and decided to stay married?

This could be the kind hope and change that all of us can agree is a very good thing.


via GOC

via GOC

Deflecting Criticism

I posted before and many people have written about Obama's seemingly hard turn to the right. From not raising taxes to keeping Robert Gates as Defense Secretary, Obama seems to have forsaken the hard left. As Victor Davis Hanson points out:

Obama himself on matters as diverse as the Patriot Act, FISA, NAFTA, Iran, Iraq, missile defense, and the surge seems to have gravitated away from his early campaign rhetoric to positions almost indistinguishable from those of the present Bush administration — as the appointments of centrists like Bush veteran Robert Gates at Defense and Gen. Jones as National Security Advisor attest.

It's a curious thing. I had a good friend (conservative) over Christmas tell me that if he had known Obama would seem to govern in such a centrist fashion he would have voted for him.

Those of us on the right are grateful for the things that Obama seems to be promising to do that pleases us. The left is not so pleased. But what will they do? Nothing. This is their guy. Their historical beloved savior. The media and the left have dropped all their whining rhetoric about wire tapping, shredding of the constitution, torture, ect... You probably won't hear these criticisms except from a few hard left bloggers.

If Obama does send in more troops to Afghanistan and continues to support Israel in the Gaza conflict, how exactly will he be different from Pres. Bush? Not very.

But, as I told my friend, Obama isn't President yet. We actually don't know how he will govern. But the interesting thing about Obama's more conservative ways is that he is deflecting so much criticism. I mean, we on the right can't exactly complain about things like tax cuts and continuing the policies that have kept us safe here in the war on terror, can we? And the left can't complain because Obama is their love muffin. They have put so much energy into electing "The One", they will stay quiet. Of that, I have no doubt. So Obama is sitting in the catbird seat, isn't he?

Men will always be boys

Remember when your little brother would trick you into sitting on a whoopee cushion? Nothing has changed but the technology. Men all become 12 yr olds when it comes to farting.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Blagojevich's Press Confrence

What is there to say that I didn't say here? Oh, except this...

Blagojevich is a loon. An egocentric narcissistic loon, but a loon nonetheless.

But he is acting just as Clinton did after being impeached. Just pretend you did nothing wrong and talk about just about anything else.

Oh, The Irony

There was a famous anti gun activist in Britain named Pat Regan. She was killed by her grandson in a knife attack. It's news now because he just admitted it.

Which brings to mind the old saying, guns don't kill people, people kill people.

It never ends......

Spiderman goes to the inauguration. They have a fist bump.

How can I take four years of this?

*Update: And it gets worse.....

Justice delayed is still justice

Remember the U.S. embassy bombings in 1998 by al Qaeda? If you recall, hundreds of people were killed in simultaneous car bomb explosions at our embassies in the East African capital cities of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya.

10 years later Fahid Mohammed Ali Msalam and Sheikh Ahmed Salem Swedan, the al-Qaeda leaders indicted for the two 1998 embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya, received justice on New Year's Day. They were killed in an air strike by the CIA in northern Pakistan. Officials also believe these monsters were behind the assassination attempt on Benazir Bhutto before she was ultimately killed.

One by one, al Qaeda leaves this earth, never to terrorize again. Out of the 21 on the most wanted list for this crime, only eight remain at large.

Remember my Muslim friend on facebook that I talked about here. Remember what he said about death?

If i am killed I am given freedom...we don't cry our deaths we celebrate them...

Let's find the last eight of the killers and let them celebrate.

via HotAir

Why doesn't Obama like Howard Dean?

Where has Howard Dean been anyway? Tim Kaine was announced as the new DNC chair Thursday and Dean was no where in sight. His brother says he would have been there if asked.

According to Politico, "Dean was 7,023 miles and seven time zones away, closer to French Polynesia than Washington, doing party grunt work in American Samoa."

When I first read that I thought it said "partying drunk at work in American Samoa." Which does sound more plausible, but I digress.

Politico goes on:

Dean’s reward for the party recapturing the White House, House, Senate, and taking control of seven governor’s mansions and eight state legislatures on his watch? So far, nothing. A physician by training who devoted much of his time as Vermont governor to health care, Dean had his eye on becoming Secretary of Health and Human Services. But the post went to Obama ally and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. The fact that Dean wasn’t even included in Thursday’s ceremonial — and very public — transfer of power from him to Kaine only underscored his isolation. "The snub today was no accident," said one Dean ally. “I guarantee you he would have rescheduled his trip if asked to attend. It’s easy to [screw] over people when you are riding high in the polls, let's see how many people are singing his praises in six months."

Some say Rahm Emanuel doesn't like Dean and that is why the snub. I have to think that it's the extreme quiet about Obama during the election from the usual outspoken Dean. I don't even remember seeing Dean much after the primaries.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

"There is "something new and interesting going on in the universe"


LONG BEACH, Calif. — Space is typically thought of as a very quiet place. But one team of astronomers has found a strange cosmic noise that booms six times louder than expected.

The roar is from the distant cosmos. Nobody knows what causes it.

ARCADE's mission was to search the sky for faint signs of heat from the first generation of stars, but instead they heard a roar from the distant reaches of the universe.

"The universe really threw us a curve," Kogut said. "Instead of the faint signal we hoped to find, here was this booming noise six times louder than anyone had predicted."

A roar. Really?

Doublplusundead seems to go with the theory "a titanic being of unimaginable horror."

You know, sometimes when the kids were little and they were driving me insane, I would go to into my room and scream.

I figure it's what God is doing basically with us. The Scientists are just hearing the roar behind the door.


Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, polled as the most popular leader in the Arab world (isn't that special?) is lovin him some Hugo Chavez today:

"Yesterday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced that he would expel the Israeli ambassador in Venezuela. He, of course, did this in order to show his support for the Palestinians. Venezuela is very close to America, it is a neighbor of America. This is Chavez. He did this because of his humanity, his sense of revolution and, in this way, he dealt a severe blow to those who are now hosting the ambassadors of Israel in their capitals and do not have enough courage to even think about telling them to leave. Today, Arab leaders need to take lessons from this Latin American leader. They have to learn how to show support for the people of Palestine."

Read the rest of his rant here.

You think there can be some sort of peace agreement? Think again:

"Israel is our enemy and the enemy of the Ummah and will always be its enemy even if some reconcile with Israel. America created Israel and protects Israel and is therefore the enemy of the Ummah and will always be the enemy even if some reconcile with America."

RIP Father John Neuhaus

A beautiful tribute to a wonderful and holy man.

h/t Cormac

Now, that's just funny right there.....

This is making the e-mail rounds. It seems the Chicago Police Dept never arrest anyone with a McCain or Bush t-shirt. Check out these mugshots.
Sorry. This just made me laugh. Maybe the "change" they want is a change in their sentence?
h/t Mike

First Round Goes To Blagojevich

This Blagojevich debacle is just fascinating. The Governor's impeachment hearing resumes in Chicago today, but Blago pretty much won his first battle by appointing Mr. Roland Burris as Senator.

Mr. Burris is no novice either. He played this thing like violin. He got on TV making his case and making Reid and the rest of the Democrats look like fools.

The wuss, otherwise known as majority leader Harry Reid, had insisted that they will not seat anyone Blago appoints. Not now. Not ever. He even sent a letter to Gov Blagojevich signed by everyone in the Democratic caucus asking him to step down.

I'm thinking Blagojevich didn't even open the letter.

Blago appoints Burris in a a bizarre news conference, joking and laughing as if he hadn't a care in the world. Then things get worse for Reid. The Black Caucus demands Burris be seated at the same time it is leaked to the press that Reid had spoken to Blago before all this and only supported the white candidates for the position. Then Burris gets turned away at the Senate.

Reid, who at this point looks like a complete idiot, says there is "room to negotiate" on Burris after all.

As Jim Antle at The American Spectator pit put it:

" looks like Blago won this round. He didn't get any obvious financial reward, but he proved that he still held the powers of the governor's office and forced the ball in his detractors' court. In other words, he didn't just f--king give the Senate seat away for nothing. It's a very valuable thing." (via Wizbang)

Now, if this were a Republican soap opera, this would be on the 24/7 news cycle and you would know the name of Burris's dog and cat. But as it is a Democrat one, we get bits and pieces with the word "Democrat" hardly mentioned.

Still, it's fun to watch.

Some Palin Love

Because we haven't had any for awhile here.

John Ziegler writes about his experiences meeting with Sarah Palin:

One of the things you quickly learn when you visit the Palins is that the legend that has been created around who they are and how they live is no myth. It appears to be absolutely real and everything about them seems 100% sincere. From the stuffed hunting trophies on the wall, to the Track’s military photo by the TV set, to Piper’s crayon school projects on the kitchen cabinets, everything is exactly as you imagine it might be.
What was particularly valuable about the perspective I had was that, I am not Charlie Gibson, Matt Lauer or Greta Van Susteren (who I understand now gets her mail delivered to the Palin home); the conductors of the three most prominent interviews done in the Wasilla house on the frozen lake at the end of the drive that has the sign “Palins” posted on a tree at the entrance. Unlike them, I am virtually unknown nationally and there was absolutely no reason for anything to be done differently as a “show” for us. We saw the genuine Sarah Palin and it is patently obvious that this is the only one that exists. She is the real deal.

As a former TV sportscaster and radio talk show host, I have interviewed a lot big-time “celebrities,” and I can honestly say that, even though you could argue that Sarah Palin was the most prominent I have ever spoken to one-on-one, she was also by far the nicest, most sincere and, seemingly, honest subject that I have ever questioned.

All this via HotAir.

Palin brought in the crowds because of her honesty and sincerity. She is everything the media and the left hate. She is faith filled, smart, sincere, conservative, and charismatic. Oh, and we can't forget beautiful.

I think I will always remember the election of 2008 as the year the media finally completely gave up the ghost. There was no objectivity, no fairness, and no integrity. The media painted a shining picture of Obama, fawning over him like a lovestruck teenager. With Palin they lied, smeared, mis-reported, and did everything possible to discredit her. But she stood strong.

I truly haven't admired a politician like this since Ronald Reagan.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Just to make sure......

....history isn't re-written or forgotten, Iraq is building a new Museum that chronicles the brutality and horrors of the reign of Saddam Hussein:

Torture chambers. Rape rooms. Chemical and biological warfare conducted by a government against its own people. Limbs cut off. Political opponents slaughtered. Wetlands converted to uninhabitable desert to punish inhabitants for their sectarian affiliation. International-level athletes burned and scarred for underperformance in competition. Villagers and tribesmen indiscriminately murdered or mutilated simply so their dictator could demonstrate the awful extent of his power.
This, along with the successful international bribery scheme known as Oil-for-Food, is the true legacy of Saddam Hussein, the late tyrant of the newly democratic Republic of Iraq – not that he deserves to be remembered at all.


The museum will exhibit the evidence of Saddam’s atrocities, both physical and documentary. Hanging apparati – hooks and bloody nooses – used to asphyxiate countless Iraqi men, women, and children will be displayed, as well as torture devices like “a man-shaped metal cage where,” according to reports, “Saddam’s son Uday used to lock underperforming athletes for weeks at a time – and set them naked under the burning sun, the metal searing their flesh.”

Also on display will pictures of hangings and of victims’ bodies, as well as the personal effects of some of the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis murdered and dumped in one of dozens of mass graves by Saddam’s regime. These artifacts, according to a report, “include combs, identity cards, a rosary…and bloodstained clothes.”

Saddam doesn't deserve to be remembered. But liberals have a way of re-writing history, and this is one important reminder of the Iraq war that will remain, so we can never forget what we rid the world of and how we should be grateful to the men and women of our military (not to mention George W. Bush) for making it happen.

CNN sends private apology to Palin


Greta Van Sustern:

I just talked to a source who told me that CNN, from its Political Director, through a Wolf Blitzer producer Jill Chappell emailed a PRIVATE apology to the Governor of Alaska for putting her (unfairly trashing her) on the list with Senator John (”my wife is in cancer remission so I figured it was ok to cheat on her”), Governor Elliott (” has anyone seen my other black sock? the dryer again?”) and others….and then blasting the unfair trashing around the world ! The producer emailed that she did not know about the trashing and neither did Wolf nor the Political Director.
so now two questions:

1/ why didn’t CNN PUBLICLY apologize for this one? they sure unfairly trashed her publicly on that list….should not exposure of the apology equal the round the world exposure of the unfair trashing? That is what is done in court - you do what is necessary to make the person whole in the damage done to the person…and then it is over.

2/ a producer? why did she get stuck doing the dirty work on this one? why didn’t someone higher up the corporate food chain send the message of apology if CNN really means it? the job stature of the person making the apology can mean much. This IS the Governor of the largest state…a former candidate for VP….and the trashing went world wide and was really lousy….

(and yes, mistakes can be made….but how you respond to your mistakes says much about the person or the news organization.)

Religion? Really?

More than 2 million Shiite Muslims from across the Middle East have swarmed the shrine city of Karbala in central Iraq for the climax of the annual Ashura ceremonies amid tight security.

Weeping men and even young boys in flowing white robes marched with blood streaming down their faces after slashing their scalps open with knifes in a ritual that commemorates an imam slain 13 centuries ago.
Accompanied by drummers and horn players, other pilgrims pounded on their chests and whipped their backs with metal chains as part of the devotional self-flagellation that characterises the dramatic annual rite.
Tradition holds that Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammed and the third of 12 imams in Shiite Islam, was decapitated and his body mutilated by Yazid's armies in Karbala, revenge for refusing to pay homage to the caliph.

To show remorse for not saving Hussein, Shiite volunteers whip themselves with metals chains while some cut their scalps with knives as they chant his name on the way to the two shrines.
In reading and studying different faiths I find much beauty. In the Jewish faith they celebrate a miracle that occured over 2000 years ago, after the Syrian-Greek leader, Antiochus IV, attempted to force the Jews in Israel to assimilate completely and to renounce their religion and culture. The miracle was a vial of oil burned for eight days until pure oil could be obtained for the holy Temple. In gratitude, the Jews began lighting small menorahs in their homes to commemorate this miracle.
In the life of Buddha, the three most significant events in the life of Gautama Buddha occurred on the same day. His birth, enlightenment and death (nirvana), all happened on a full moon night in April/May. Buddhist celebrate this on the day that falls in the Vaishaka month of the Indian calendar. For the Tibetans, it is the full moon day in the fourth month of the Tibetan calendar. On Buddha Jayanti, the buddhist monastries all over the world echo with prayers, sermons and recitations of Buddhist scriptures. In monasteries, religious halls and homes, Buddhist monks and followers do readings of the holy scriptures through out the day before the Buddha's statue. Some of the people just listen to these holy prayers and sermons and give alms to the monks. On the next day, it is a Buddha Jayanti custom to display a gigantic figure of Lord Buddha to all the followers. Hundreds of small shrines are visited and worshipped. People form large groups and parade through the streets, chanting prayers in the praise of the Lord for that He has given us. The buddhist households put red, white, yellow and blue flags flyings on their roof tops.
There is no single text which can sum up Hinduism. The Vedas are hymns praising different Gods. While the Upanishads are discourses between a guru (spiritual guide) and a shishya (disciple), stressing upon the unity of the God, the concept of atma (soul), life after death and karma, emphasises on the fact that happiness in this life has been achieved due to good deeds performed in the previous one. The ultimate goal of every Hindu is to attain moksha which is deliverance from the cycle of birth & rebirth. One can believe in either Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu or the Planets or the Rain God, or heroes based on the epics, all of them or none of them. Thus Hinduism is more of a way of life, rather than a religion. Its tolerance and flexibility has helped to preserve its sanctity under successive invasions and to embrace alien beliefs. The main divine principle of Hinduism is that God is one, but his avatars or incarnations are many.
I don't think I have to describe Christian faith and tradition here. Prayer, fasting, worship, and miracles are something we are all familar with.
What's my point? The beauty I see in other faiths that relates to God are uplifting and poignant. What is it with Islam? Slashing one's scalp? Letting blood run down your face and clothes? And for what? Not for God. For Mohammed and Hussein. Excuse me while I say, I see no beauty whatsoever in that.

Pelosi's and the Democrat's Lie

Nothing makes me sicker than the hypocrisy of the Democrats. Especially Nancy Pelosi. Let's take a ride back in time:

7 October, 2007, AFP

The United States appears to be illegally torturing terror suspects contrary to denials by President George W. Bush, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday.

Interviewed on Fox News Sunday, Pelosi said reported interrogation tactics such as simulated drowning, head slapping and exposure to extreme temperatures all amounted to banned torture.

"There is a legal definition of torture that I believe this would fit. The president says it is not," she said.

But the House speaker said she had received only limited briefings from the Bush administration on its interrogation tactics, and had not seen a controversial memo issued in 2005 by the Justice Department.

Can you say....liar? (emphasis mine)

Beginning in 2002, Nancy Pelosi and other key Democrats (as well as Republicans) on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees were thoroughly, and repeatedly, briefed on the CIA's covert antiterror interrogation programs. They did nothing to stop such activities, when they weren't fully sanctioning them. If they now decide the tactics they heard about then amount to abuse, then by their own logic they themselves are complicit.

According to our sources and media reports we've corroborated, the classified briefings began in the spring of 2002 and dealt with the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah, a high-value al Qaeda operative captured in Pakistan. In succeeding months and years, more than 30 Congressional sessions were specifically devoted to the interrogation program and its methods, including waterboarding and other aggressive techniques designed to squeeze intelligence out of hardened detainees like Zubaydah.

The briefings were first available to the Chairmen and ranking Members of the Intelligence Committees. From 2003 through 2006, that gang of four included Democrats Bob Graham and John D. Rockefeller in the Senate and Jane Harman in the House, as well as Republicans Porter Goss, Peter Hoekstra, Richard Shelby and Pat Roberts. Senior staffers were sometimes present. After September 2006, when President Bush publicly acknowledged the program, the interrogation briefings were opened to the full committees.

If Congress wanted to kill this program, all it had to do was withhold funding. And if Democrats thought it was illegal or really found the CIA's activities so heinous, one of them could have made a whistle-blowing floor statement under the protection of the Constitution's speech and debate clause. They'd have broken their secrecy oaths and jeopardized national security, sure. But if they believed that Bush policies were truly criminal, didn't they have a moral obligation to do so? In any case, the inevitable media rapture over their anti-Bush defiance would have more than compensated.

Mr. Goss, who later served as CIA director from 2004 to 2006, told the Washington Post in 2007 that, "Among those being briefed, there was a pretty full understanding of what the CIA was doing. And the reaction in the room was not just approval, but encouragement."

It just makes my blood boil when I think of that plastic faced slime Pelosi smugly going on and on about how she "prays" for Bush, when all along she knew about the interrogation techniques, and obviously it didn't bother her until she realized she could get some political capital out of it and smear Bush.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Good Grief

The apparent selection of a CNN health reporter, Dr. Sanjay Gupta for the post of Surgeon General should be no surprise. I mean we have a two year Senator about to be President. We seem to have elected AL FRANKEN, for God's sake, as a Senator. A freakin Saturday Night Live comedian. The Terminator is Governor of California, and we all know that it's just a matter of time before Oprah is appointed to something. After all, she was the force that lifted Obama to celebrity status.

Why don't we just stop voting and just hire a casting director. It would be a lot cheaper.

Jews in New York

If it's Jewish, conservative and/or supporting Israel, Atlas Shugs is there. You can count on it. Here she has several pics from today's pro-Israel rally in New York City.

An Open Letter to Denzel Washington

Dear Denzel Washington,

I had my first child at 25 and my last and fourth at 35. It was important to me to pass along my experiences as a child of integration growing up in Mississippi in the 60's. I wanted them to understand all that happened during that turbulent and amazing time. I was part of it.

I did well with the stories, my reflections, and my belief that all people are created equal and are loved by God equally no matter the color of one's skin.

This year my youngest turned 12. I realized that I hadn't done as good of a job with him as I had the others. Time got away, and you just can't remember what stories you have told. Then I remembered that my youngest hadn't seen your movie, "Remember The Titans." He was only four when the movie came out. Too young to understand it.

I remembered watching it thinking the movie said so much about how it was really like at that time. The only movie I have seen that I felt that way about. The icing on the cake was that it was about football too. You see, my son loves football and he's good at it too. So I got him the movie for Christmas.

We watched it today and I remembered all the things I loved about it. In so many movies about that time period, the whites are always the evil ones. There aren't any good guys. But in reality, there were lots of white good guys. Lots of men, women, and kids who weren't sure about the whole thing, but had good hearts and did the right thing.

Every little lesson I wanted my son to know about that time, like the restaurant who wouldn't serve the black football players and how wrong that was, or the white players who learned to respect the black players, or the black players who learned not to resent the white ones, or the white coach who ended up doing the right thing when you didn't think he would. All those things I wanted my son to understand.

The friendships on that team brought back so many memories of sports teams I played on with blacks, where we learned how different we were, but also how alike we were. Goodness, honesty, and respect, this movie had it all. Maybe I should be thanking the producers or writers, right? But we all know that no one would have seen that movie if it hadn't had your star power in it. You made that movie happen.

I loved the talk my son and I were able to have. I loved that I could honestly say that a movie portrayed a time as it actually was, and that we are all better people because of that time.

I was also happy to tell him that the actor playing the black head coach was as fine a man in real life as he was on that screen. I couldn't say that about any other movie star. I told him that you had been happily married for 26 years with four children. I told him that you had never been in the tabloids for cheating or drugs. I said that I saw you on an interview once talking about your faith and what it meant to you. And that explained why you were a different kind of movie star. I told him that I didn't know what your politics was and I didn't care, because you supported the troops when it wasn't cool to do so in Hollywood. You visited soldiers at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio Texas. You didn't tell a press agent about it. There was no tabloids there. It only got out when some personal photos from soldiers were posted on the Internet. You also made a large donation to the Fisher Houses. that provide rooms for hospitalized soldier's families.

I wish there were much more movies like "Remember The Titans." Ones that tell us our history, and uplift us with all that we did right. I wish Hollywood would use this powerful medium as a force for good, instead of entertaining filth. Such power there to make us think and to make us better...... all wasted. But not "Remember The Titans." It was exactly what I wish most movies could be, inspiring, entertaining, and creative.

Thank you Denzel Washington, for that movie and for being the one movie star I can tell my son it's ok to look up to.


Kathleen McKinley

Slow blogging

My son had surgery yesterday to repair an eardrum eroded from chronic ear infections. This is why I haven't been blogging as much. I didn't want to mention it before. I have a phobia of hospitals. When I gave birth to all four of my children I was out of the hospital in less than 24 hours with them all. I wanted to get the hell out of dodge, so to speak.

I don't know where this phobia comes from except maybe that I dislocated my hip when I was four and again when I was five. I guess a lot of pain is associated with all that. I had to wear a body brace for a few weeks. I was supposed to wear it much longer than that, but I heard the Doctor tell my parents that I would probably never be able to run. So the next day, when no one was around, I took off the body brace and I got up and walked outside. My mother found me there. She was very upset naturally. But I wasn't going to put that brace back on. No way. No how. I didn't. And I am glad to say that I ran track in high school in addition to cheering and playing basketball (I do walk funny though. Ask anyone. Pigeon toed and all).

So maybe that's where it comes from. But anyway, I just couldn't talk about it beforehand here. I tend to clam up when stressed. But he is fine and everything went well.

When I take care of someone it gives me time to think. Really think. I got a good one brewing up in here. Come by later.

Ann Coulter

People love her or they hate her with the venom of a demonic snake. Meanwhile she laughs all the way to the bank. She knows what she is doing. She takes all the "right" issues and mixes them with sarcasm, ridicule, and outrageous points and then sits back to watch the rest of us argue incessantly about whether she is being misquoted, misunderstood, or completely on point. I've never seen anyone who can excoriate liberals like she does.

Drudge is saying that NBC has banned her. I suppose they decided in their role now as the far left liberal network of our country, that they will not help sell outrageous rightwing books. But in doing so, they just gave her more publicity for her new book than she could have bought with her vast amount of money from the rest of her NYT bestselling books.

When she is on TV, one can't help but look. How can such razors flow from such a beautiful face? She never backs down and she never smiles, unless it's to laugh at what her liberal friend just said.

She writes books that say what so many think, but don't have the guts to say out loud. Who do you think buys her book? She is wealthy by having the ability to write well and say things that make us go...WHAT????? She is the conservative Howard Stern of book writing.

People always ask me what I think of her. Do I agree with her? She is a brilliant writer that does understand the mind of a liberal. Have you even wondered how she could be so accurate? How is that?

Maybe she is one.

After all, lets just admit it, Ann Coulter is much more than a writer. She is a performance artist.
Update: NBC has changed it's mind. Is there no one Coulter can't frighten?

Monday, January 05, 2009

Obama's Silence on Gaza

Some people are getting a bit ticked at Obama on his silence at the Gaza situation. I, for one, think he is doing the right thing. He isn't President yet. His time to say and act will come. But not everyone in the world is happy, and they do make a good point in that Obama has commented on other things:

The Al-Jazeera satellite television station recently broadcast footage of Obama on holiday in Hawaii, wearing shorts and playing golf, juxtaposed with scenes of bloodshed and mayhem in Gaza. Its report criticising "the deafening silence from the Obama team" suggested Obama is losing a battle of perceptions among Muslims that he may not realise has even begun.

Regional critics claim Obama is happy to break his pre-inauguration "no comment" rule on international issues when it suits him. They note his swift condemnation of November's terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Obama has also made frequent policy statements on mitigating the impact of the global credit crunch.

Obama's absence from the fray is also allowing hostile voices to exploit the vacuum. "It would appear that the president-elect has no intention of getting involved in the Gaza crisis," Iran's Resalat newspaper commented sourly. "His stances and viewpoints suggest he will follow the path taken by previous American presidents... Obama, too, will pursue policies that support the Zionist aggressions."

A World Apart

Facebook is a interesting place. I'm checking my newsfeed and I see a comment left on my friend Dan Gainor's (from the Media Research Center) facebook status, where he is wondering how many Hamas rockets Americans would tolerate before we blew them back into the stone age. Actually I don't think that would be much of a trip, since they seem to be stuck in the stone age, but I digress. This is the comment left by a young Middle Eastern student:

Let me make few things clear right here...We are not afraid to die...death is our biggest wish...we are not afraid of the nuclear weapons israel has...because we have ones as well...there are two muslim nuclear countries so far and the rest are working on acquiring it...not to mention you can still buy a nuclear bomb from former soviet states with ... Read Morethe price of a Beamer...your F-16 bombs are music to our ears...we have nothing to lose...If i am killed I am given freedom...we don't cry our deaths we celebrate them...we will not negotiate peace under the threat of nuclear weapons...the second thing is we don't hate and the jews we decend from the same father...Ibrahim...we don't mind their stay as long as they are willing to stay under the bigger entity the region belongs to...they are free to practice their religion...we respect their believes as we believe in's Israel that we have issues with...not the jews...there is a fine thread here...

Oh, and it looks like he is in Washington D.C.

Good grief.

But don't worry about the stone age stuff. He says the Arabs are coming back:

You can never wipe us out...we are not native americans..Our roots go deep in the desert since the dawn of history...we led an empire from indonesia to spain for 14 centuries...we will rise again and excell in sciences and math's just a break...enjoy it while it lasts...

It gets better:

Jews back at the time when muslims invaded spain they flee from all over europe to spain to work n live there, they used to be close friends with th muslim sultans at the time, google islam in spain...What islam has offered for jews across history is much more than what christians offered them, we never massacured them while the pope was hunting ... Read Morefor them at a certain point of history and Hitler the leader of a christian majority country made stuffed turkeys out of them...I don't agree with most of what hamas does, n u can ask seton about tht, yet right now i support them cause u can only fight fire with fire....terrorisim with terrorisim...HAMAS IS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION AND SO IS ISRAELAbout jordan being the homeland of palestinians, again u are cracking me up, palestine is the homeland of more than 60% of palestinians and tht's by the UN. but i guess if u can flip all the fact in the world and negate history u can get away with tht...
Hitler is the leader of the Christian majority and the Pope was hunting and WE are the negating history?

Dan obviously deleted some of the more offensive comments. But I do find it fascinating to hear from someone like that. A world apart in beliefs.

I saw a man on Tv yesterday, whose father was big in Hamas, explaining how he became a Christian. He said a missionary stopped him in the street and asked him to come to a Bible study. In that Bible study he read a verse from Christ that completely rocked his world. The verse said, "Love your enemies." He said he never heard that. It was so radical, so unbelievable that God was asking us to love our enemies. He became a Christian.

I think in watching this Arab/Jew, Israel/Palestine conflict we forget our own Christian values. We are suppose to love those that are against us. It's hard to do, I know. Christ never said that following him would be easy. It's not.

Radical Muslims spread their own version of history. This guy believes that Hitler represented Christians. He should read Corrie Ten Boom's "The Hiding Place" and understand that it was Christians that hid Jews and also went to concentration camps. God's love weaved it's way into that horrible place and created miracles. He should read those books, and not the warped history that he has been taught. Not only did Corrie survive to write this incredible book of faith, but she even met the Nazi guard that held them and forgave him. Forgave him. That is the message of our faith. Love and forgiveness.

It would do us well to spread that message, not just support Israel.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Israel, the Moral Warrior

The Honorable Warrior by Alan Dershowitz is too concise and well-written to summerize. The major points are that Israel is perfectly legitimate under international law in their current military operations, that while Israel builds shelters and protects its citizens Hamas deliberately makes its civilians into targets and victims, and that here is no moral equivilance between Israel and Hamas.

It also seems that Israel has a sophisticated system to warn people living in Gaza when their neighbrhood is about to be bombed. It gives m 10 minutes to get out. It probably also warns the terrorists.

Lozowick concludes that the IDF is the most moral army in the world: "This drives some people bonkers, and they often go ballistic. Alas for them, and fortunately for many Palestinians, it happens to be the simple truth."

The care taken by the IDF to avoid civilian casualties complicates the achievements of its military objectives and increases the hazards to its soldiers, and it doesn't do much to win Israel friends outside the United States. It is nevertheless an essential component of Israel's strategy in dealing with its terrorist enemies.

Whose side am I on? Oh yes, Civilization.

Via Powerline.

"If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism." - Thomas Sowell

Bill Richardson withdraws as Obama's Commerce Secretary

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, tapped in December by President-elect Barack Obama to serve as secretary of Commerce, has withdrawn his name for the position, citing a pending investigation into a company that has done business with his state.

Such drama before Obama even becomes President.

This will give you pause...

War is hell. It just is. If you have any doubt about that then check out these very graphic pics from Gaza. (WARNING! VERY GRAPHIC!)

So who is the bad guy? Is it the Palestinians for electing terrorists to lead? Is it the Hamas government for storing weapons and rockets in Mosques and schools and homes among innocents? Is it Hamas for constantly shooting rockets into Israel?

Is it the Israelis for bombing those places and killing hundreds of innocents? Do these pictures make you think that maybe Israel is overreacting? Or is this just a horrid part of war and defense? Is Israel wrong? They kill innocents and then the population is filled with hate for Israel and encourage Hamas to continue it's attack.

Then this never ending circle of war and violence continue.

It seems so simple. Stop attacking each other. Just stop.

But no one stops. And Satan dances on the clouds of the bombs.

Reid Rejects Blogo's Blacks!

Via the American Spectator and Newsbusters, "Harry Reid made it clear who he didn't want in the post: Jesse Jackson, Jr., Danny Davis or Emil Jones." and suggested two other names...

The upshot:

The Sun-Times doesn't bother noticing that the three rejected names all belong to Aftican-Americans. Add in Roland Burris, whom Reid also opposes, and you get four blacks rejected by Reid, with 2 whites meeting the Majority Leader's approval.

Reid really is a piece of work, but it does't surprise me. The home of racism in this country is and has always been the Democratic Party.