Quote of the day!

One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.

--- Golda Meir

KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY!!!!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Texas children roped into Islamic training

Hat tip to Yid With Lid


American Public Schools are not allowed to teach Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism or any other ism that people believe, except they are now allowed to teach Islam.

It seems our friends at CAIR are at it again. Not content to file lawsuit after lawsuit to push their Islamic agenda on the American people, not just content to insist that school boards around the nation pay for Islamic schools, they are now forcing the study of Islam on school children in secular schools.

Public schools students at Friendswood Junior High School in the Houston area have been roped into Islamic training by representatives from the Council on American-Islamic Relations during class time, prompting religious leaders to protest over Principal Robin Lowe's actions.

Pastor Dave Welch, spokesman for the Houston Area Pastor Council, confirmed the indoctrination had taken place and called it "unacceptable."

"The failure of the principal of Friendswood Junior High to respect simple procedures requiring parental notification for such a potentially controversial subject, to not only approve but participate personally in a religious indoctrination session led by representatives of a group with well-known links to terrorist organizations and her cavalier response when confronted, raises serious questions about her fitness to serve in that role," the pastors' organization said.


We all know the links of CAIR to Hamas. CAIR is Hamas in the US. CAIR states that its goal is to make the United States a Fundamental Islamic nation. So when they can get a school to allow them to teach about Islam, they get one step closer to their Fundamental Islamic nation.

According to a parent, whose name was withheld, the children were given the Islamic indoctrination during time that was supposed to be used for a physical education class.

"I am simply trying to get the word out to those whose kids may not have told them about an Islamic presentation that all kids were required to attend," wrote the parent, who was working to assemble protests to the school board.


In the Texas case, a school e-mail to parents provided only a half-hearted acknowledgment that such mandatory religious indoctrination might not have been the best decision.

No. It wasn't a good decision. It was against the law to be exact. It was in violation of US Supreme Court decisions. Cases such as Wallace v. Jaffree in which the court wrote:

(b) One of the well-established criteria for determining the constitutionality of a statute under the Establishment Clause is that the statute must have a secular legislative purpose. Lemon v. Kurtzman, 403 U.S. 602, 612 -613. The First Amendment requires that a statute must be invalidated if it is entirely motivated by a purpose to advance religion. Pp. 55-56.

(c) The record here not only establishes that 16-1-20.1's purpose was to endorse religion, it also reveals that the enactment of the statute was not motivated by any clearly secular purpose. In particular, the statements of 16-1-20.1's sponsor in the legislative record and in his [472 U.S. 38, 39] testimony before the District Court indicate that the legislation was solely an "effort to return voluntary prayer" to the public schools. Moreover, such unrebutted evidence of legislative intent is confirmed by a consideration of the relationship between 16-1-20.1 and two other Alabama statutes - one of which, enacted in 1982 as a sequel to 16-1-20.1, authorized teachers to lead "willing students" in a prescribed prayer, and the other of which, enacted in 1978 as 16-1-20.1's predecessor, authorized a period of silence "for meditation" only. The State's endorsement, by enactment of 16-1-20.1, of prayer activities at the beginning of each schoolday is not consistent with the established principle that the government must pursue a course of complete neutrality toward religion. Pp. 56-61


The First Amendment requires that a statute must be invalidated if it is entirely motivated by a purpose to advance religion. One cannot advance any religion. Not just Christianity, but any faith at all.

What did CAIR teach? Was it a simple definition and understanding of what Islam is? Was it the history of Islam? No. They were taught:

  • Adam, Noah and Jesus are prophets
  • There is one god, his name is Allah
  • The 5 Pillars of Islam
  • How to pray five times a day
  • Islamic religious garb

That is religious indoctrination and evangelical fervor towards these children. And this violated Federal Law. No wonder that these parents are upset. I would be furious if that was my child. It is the responsibility of the parents, not the school to teach religion to the child.

There also was no parental notification, and students were required to attend.

"The kids did not even know they were having an assembly or what topic it pertained to until they entered the gym," the parent wrote. "I send my kids to school for academics. … I teach them religion at home."

But this is a pattern of Islamiczation in the US. Just a long string of incidents. The student teacher threatened by Muslim student, the wrestling coach fired for being a Christian, the news crew assaulted at Public funded Muslim School, the Somali women suing Mission foods because their dress code violates Shar'ia.

To allow organized Muslim prayer in the schools, you also must allow organized Christian prayer. You cannot have prayer in the schools without allowing all religions to organize prayer. Many ministers for get that fact. So in calling for Christian prayers into the schools, they are also calling for Muslim prayers into the schools. Are Christian preachers willing to go that far? I don't think so.

US Law must be applied equally to each person. One cannot put anyone or idea above the law. The school and CAIR both violated the law. And the law must now come into play. It is time to say to CAIR that you have gone too far.

The Mother of All Jokes

Two Middle East mothers are sitting in a cafe chatting over a plate of tabouli and a pint of goat's milk. The older of the mothers pulls a bag out of her purse and starts flipping through photos. And they start reminiscing.

"This is my oldest son Mohammed. He would be 24 years old now."

"Yes, I remember him as a baby" says the other mother cheerfully.

"He's a martyr now though" mum confides.

"Oh, so sad dear" says the other.

And this is my second son Kalid. He would be 21"

"Oh, I remember him," says the other happily, "he had such curly hair when he was born".

"He's a martyr too" says mum quietly.

"Oh, gracious me ...." Says the other.

"And this is my third son. My baby. My beautiful Ahmed.

He would be 18, she whispers.

"Yes" says the friend enthusiastically, "I remember when he first
started school".

He's a martyr also," says mum, with tears in her eyes.

After a pause and a deep sigh, the second Muslim mother looks
wistfully at the photographs and says...

"They blow up so fast, don't they?"

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With thanks to rtaylor551 at the American Conservative Forums. This was too good to pass up on.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Elections in the Air

Finally an election result that I can shout about!

The Jewish state's national bird is the hoopoe (duchifat in Hebrew), after being chosen in a national election process that stretched over six months, and which was initiated by the Society for Protection of Nature. The winner was declared by President Shimon Peres, whose own last name refers to a vulture.

The hoopoe, a crested bird with a unique appearance which is mentioned in Jewish legends about King Shlomo (Solomon) and the Queen of Sheba, is common throughout Israel. According to legend, the hoopoe is capable of cutting through stone, and is referred to as "nakar turia," or mountain chiseler, in the Talmud. Legend also has it that when its beak breaks, the hoopoe can continue chiseling through rocks with its folded crest - hence its name duchifat, which means "two beaks" in Aramaic. Ethiopian Jews called it the "Moses Bird" and believed it would carry them to Jerusalem one day.

The hoopoe is unafraid of human beings, but when in danger, it makes a hissing sound and secretes a foul-smelling liquid. Its friendly nature may have been the deciding factor in the elections: the final vote tally shows it far ahead of the competition, in what some analysts say is the result of generations of "campaigning" in which it wandered alongside Israeli children on innumerable footpaths.

Full Story

It is a beautiful bird, a favorite of children, and it was children that cast the majority of votes in this election.

There is a legend about the Hoopoe and King Solomon. In the legend while Solomon was traveling, a flock of Hoopoe gave the king shade. It explains how the Hoopoe received its crest and shows the wisdom and generosity of King Solomon. Although a children's story, it has its charm.

The bird too has its charm. And like the moral of the story:

Throughout the land they lived in peace and no one made them afraid.

Just like the people of Israel today.

Say NO to Obama, Stop the Obamanation!

Cross posted with permission from TexasFred's

We are witnessing a political phenomenon with Barack Hussein Obama of rare magnitude. His speeches have inspired millions and yet most of his followers have no idea of what he stands for except platitudes of 'Change' or believe him when he says he will be a 'Uniter'. The power of speech from a charismatic person truly can be a powerful thing. Certainly Billy Graham had charisma and his manner of speech, and particularly the content of that speech, changed the lives of untold millions.
On the extreme other hand, the charisma of Adolph Hitler inspired millions as well, and the results were catastrophic.

Barack Hussein Obama seems to radiate an aura of pure evil as he attempts to call upon the inspirational speaking styles of both Billy Graham and Adolf Hitler, and it makes me feel an almost primal fear every time I see this person, not a man to man fear but a deeper and much more spiritual fear, as if a pall of doom were being cast across America…

Here are just a few things that define Barack Hussein Obama:

– He voted against banning partial birth abortion.

– He voted no on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions.

– Supports affirmative action in Colleges and Government.

– In 2001 he questioned harsh penalties for drug dealing.

– Says he will deal with street level drug dealing as a minimum wage affair.

– Admitted marijuana and cocaine use in high school and in college.

– His religious convictions are very murky.

– He is willing to meet, unconditionally, with Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Kim Jung Il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

– Has said that one of his first goals after being elected would be to have a conference with all Muslim nations.

– Opposed the Patriot Act.

– First bill he signed that was passed was campaign finance reform.

– Voted No on prohibiting law suits against gun manufacturers.

– Supports universal health care.

– Voted Yes on providing habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees.

– Supports granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.

– Supports extending welfare to illegal immigrants.

– Voted Yes on comprehensive immigration reform. Would result in 20 million instant citizens never having paid SS, many refusing to speak English, immediately sending for their 40 to 50 million extended relatives telling them not to wait and obey the laws, the once mighty USA is theirs for the taking.

– Voted Yes on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security.

– Wants to make the minimum wage a ‘living wage’.

– Voted with Democratic Party 96 percent of 251 votes.

– Opposed to any efforts to Privatize Social Security and instead supports increasing the amount of tax paid.

– He voted No on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax.

– He voted No on repealing the ‘Death’ Tax.

– He wants to raise the Capital Gains Tax.

– Has repeatedly said the surge in Iraq has not succeeded.

– Has never served in the military and has never visited Afghanistan, and hasn’t bothered to visit Iraq since Jan. of 2006.

– He is ranked as the most liberal Senator in the Senate today and that takes some doing.

– Is a notorious gun grabber, he wants to completely disarm the American population and is a total supporter of ALL anti-gun legislation.

If your political choices are consistent with Barack Obama’s and you think that his positions will bring America together or make it a better place, then you will probably enjoy the ride and not re-post this message as we attempt to stop this poser from ascending to the Oval Office.

If you agree that this is an important issue, please pass it on in a nationwide emailing and re-post it on your blogs…

The mainstream media will not do it for you!

Obama is EVIL personified and a danger to America!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

This Commercial Won't Be Aired in Israel or the US

But it ought to be.


Hat tip to The Muqata and Israel Matzav



Sometimes a company gets it right.

UCU Boycott of Israel - Take 2

Great Britain the nation that gave the world the Magna Carta, Chancer, Shakespeare, Shelley, and Winston Churchill is now the center the center of Multiculturalism and Political Correctness. The latest round of this craziness has resurfaced its head.

No it is not the recent official harassment of Lionheart. Nor is it the placing the rights of minorities above those of the majority.

It is the second try of the anti-Israeli, anti-Semitic University and College Union.


The University and College Union, the largest trade union for academics and academic-related staff in further education in the UK, voted on a motion at their annual conference in Manchester on Wednesday that will reintroduce an academic boycott of Israel.

The motion passed without debate and by a show of hands and asks members "to consider the moral and political implications of educational links with Israeli institutions, and to discuss the occupation with individuals and institutions concerned, including Israeli colleagues with whom they are collaborating."

Again they will try and get this passed. This time they didn't allow discussion or debate of the issue.

But then one cannot but remember that Great Britain is no longer a free nation. It is a nation where anti-Semitism is an open policy by the government. A nation where Jews are attacked and Synagogues are vandalized with impunity. The police will give lip service to the Jewish community while encouraging the very criminals to repeat the crimes. Civil rights laws apply only to Muslims and to no other people.

The last time this body of bigots got together to do this, the US academic community made it clear that a boycott of this kind would result in a boycott of British academics in kind. And that worked. The rank and file of the UCU voted against a boycott. But they didn't go far enough. They didn't get rid of the ultra-leftist that have hijacked their union. These bigots are still in their positions of power. And it is now time for Take 2.

"This motion in effect gives license to harassment and discrimination within academic institutions - the very thing the UCU is supposed to protect its members from," said Lorna Fitzsimons, co-chair of the campaign group. "As a trade unionist myself, I find it astounding that the union is prepared to contradict its founding principles of protection in the workplace. Ferocious and free debate is of course vital within all aspects of society - but only if there is no threat attached to individuals."

The UCU's own legal advice on the matter says that a boycott would be illegal. But that doesn't matter to bigots. They will push this onto their members whether it is legal or not, whether the members want it or not. The UCU is no longer a viable union. It is a hotbed of Communist, Anti-Semitic, Left-Wing zealots who have an agenda they want to implement.


Before we just blame the UCU, we must look at academia in general. What was once a domain of education and learning has become a stronghold of left-wing indoctrination. The situation with UCU is also here in the US at places like University of California at Irvine. UCI has become a hotbed of anti-Israel, anti-Semitic activity in the tradition of UCU and now it seems British Universities.

If this rally for a boycott succeeds, then any semblance of racial equality in Great Britain will go out the window. And we will see calls for similar boycotts coming out of the Universities and Colleges of America.

Still More Corruption at the UN

Cross posted at Reject the UN


Founded in 1971 out of the Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance and the United Nations Special Fund, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has been cited for mismanagement and corruption by its own internal investigators.

The United Nations Development Program was a good idea at one time. It was to help nations become Democracies (I wonder how they actually got that one passed the dictators), try to reduce the effects of war and poverty (they haven't been very successful with this either), help developing nations find environmentally friendly ways to develop (just looking at China and their pollution problem shows how ineffective they are), and help nations with the further spreading of HIV/AIDS and reduce its impact.

This wouldn't be news, except that the mismanagement is widely known to UN officials who overlook the corruption as the cost of doing business at the UN.

In a confidential report obtained by FOX News, UNDP’s auditors have described the UNDP procurement organization that is spending well over $2 billion annually as:

— overwhelmed by its caseload at headquarters and in the field, while procurement ballooned from $800 million in 2003 to $2.5 billion in 2006 and $2.2 billion last year;

— often failing to provide plans to support its buying activities, which the report says causes many purchases of goods and services to be carried out on an "ad hoc basis" (in fact, more than $595 million worth of non-existent purchases were recorded, although the audit notes that they were not paid for);

— wallowing in shoddy paperwork and faulty bidding processes, which contributed to a "high number of waivers of the competitive process and to quality problems in the procurement process in general";

— lacking the expertise to evaluate hundreds of millions of dollars worth of its most expensive and important purchases in civic construction and high-tech communications;

— drastically unqualified: Fully half of the organization’s procurement staff around the world were not certified for the basic requirements of their jobs, while the auditors also found the six-hour course for those who were certified to be "inadequate." Additionally, the auditors noted, "there are entire offices without a single certified buyer";

— suffering from an "apparent" conflict of interest at the top, where the people charged with vetting the procurement process for flaws are also members of the procurement office staff.


But then again it is not their money that they are spending. It is mostly American money. That makes it ok. Again corruption has enveloped what was once a good idea.

Even more ominously, the same auditors point out that UNDP:

— has no sure way of knowing whether it is doing business with organizations that the U.N. itself has condemned for terrorist ties and says UNDP country offices find the current manual system of cross-checking with U.N. terrorist sanctions lists to be "cumbersome and inefficient";

— has no formal policy for suspending or removing vendors for poor performance or corruption;

— and doesn’t ask new vendors for the identity of their owners or other corporate ties. This raises the possibility that vendors caught out for corruption or poor performance could simply switch names and reapply for approved status.

And of course all the vendors really would have to do is bribe the right official. That has been the UN policy since the 1970's.


But this isn't the only corruption to come to light today. The UN has become a center for pedophilia in the world.

The United Nations will investigate allegations by a leading children's charity that UN peacekeepers were involved in widespread sexual abuse of children, Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said.

The report, released Tuesday by Save the Children UK, was based on field research in southern Sudan, Ivory Coast and Haiti. It describes a litany of sexual crimes committed by peacekeepers and international relief workers against children as young as 6 years old.

Abuses have been reported in peacekeeping missions ranging from Bosnia and Kosovo to Cambodia, East Timor, West Africa and Congo. The issue moved into the spotlight after the United Nations found in early 2005 that peacekeepers in Congo had sex with Congolese women and girls, usually in exchange for food or small sums of money.

Several month later, Jordan's UN ambassador at the time, Prince Zeid al-Hussein, wrote a report that described the UN military arm as deeply flawed. He recommended withholding the salaries of the guilty and requiring nations to pursue legal action against perpetrators.

And we do know what legal action they will receive. None! They don't get their pay and they get a pat on the wrist back home. What a joke.

In response, the UN adopted a zero tolerance policy toward sexual exploitation and abuse, and a universal code of conduct. The UN requires training for all peacekeepers, but punishment for offenders is left to individual countries.

Training for nations like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Jordan, Nigeria, and Ghana. All models for the sexual exploitation of children. Nations where women and girls have no rights or freedoms. Such a good group to defend the helpless refugees of the world.

With corruption such as these examples are the question has to be asked: Is the United Nations relevant in today's world? Does the world really need such an organization? I'm afraid that the answer is no. The United Nations has no place in this world. The United Nations has caused more problems than it has solved. It is a hotbed of corruption and greed.

It is time that the United States and its allies take a long hard look at the United Nations. It is time that they start the move to remove themselves from this organization and build an organization dedicated to the ideals of Freedom and Democracy. A place where the dictators of the world cannot push their ideas of corruption, greed and hatred on the larger world.

It is time for the US to be rid of the UN!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Israeli Rescue Teams in Mynamar

Hat tip: Israel Matzav

You will not see these pictures in the media. Israeli rescue teams were in Mynamar (Burma) on May 8th. Way before any other rescuers were allowed.




The UN is still not allowed in nor is many other nations. But Israel was allowed in and is continuing its rescue operations.

Barack's War Torn Uncle


It seems that Michelle Obama is not the only member of that family to have Foot in Mouth Disease. Her husband Barack Hussein Obama also suffers from that same ailment. First it was his statement on Israel, his advisers support of Hamas, his Minister's outrageous statements, his throwing Grandma under the bus, and now his Dear Uncle Charlie is the latest victim of the Obama campaign.

“I had a uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps and the story in our family was is that when he came home, he just went up into the attic and he didn’t leave the house for six months…Now obviously something had really affected him deeply but at that time there just weren’t the kinds of facilities to help somebody work through that kind of pain,” he said





Dear Uncle Charlie. A World War 2 veteran who suffered from liberating Auschwitz. There is big trouble there.

No American troops liberated Auschwitz. The Soviet Army had the distinction of that liberation. It seems that Barack Hussein Obama doesn't know his history very well. Auschwitz is in Poland, not Germany. And no American troops were stationed in Poland during World War 2.




This isn't a little slip of the tongue on Obama's part. It was a deliberate dropping of an infamous name. And since his mother was an only child, it couldn't be an uncle.

So the Obama camp has this new lie for the American public:

Obama’s maternal grandmother’s brother, Charlie Payne, served with the 89th Infantry Division that liberated Ohrdruf, a subcamp of Buchenwald concentration camp. “Yesterday he mistakenly referred to Auschwitz instead of Buchenwald in telling his personal experience of a soldier in his family who served heroically,” an Obama spokesman said in a statement.


And if true then Uncle would have been a liberator. But it is a big lie. But unfortunately that is not the case. Uncle Charlie did serve, but not with the 89th Infantry Division. He wasn't even in the Army during World War 2. He served in the Navy!

Payne, Charles W.
Born: 1924
Enlisted: 10Nov42 Navy
6293977 Registered
order#: 12019
Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., Kansas Board #4

This just took a few minutes of searching the databases for the truth. No Army service, no liberation of a concentration camp, and probably no 6 months in the attic. It was all made up to convince the American voters that he knows about the horrors of war. He can never know that horror, for he has never experienced it. He cannot relate to Mainstream America's Patriotism with lies like this, and he will never convince Jewish Voters in Florida that he understands what Jews have endured by these comments.

What he has done is finally show the nation that all he is a politician who will say anything to any group to get elected. Jimmy Carter did that in 1976, and see where that took us.

Barack Hussein Obama is a liar. Not this time, but on many other occasions. How many more lies will the American public endure before they toss this man out with the rest of the garbage?

Blog 4 Borders 052608

This weeks Blog for Borders telecast.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Obama: All Talk and No Action

Change is a powerful word. It means to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone. Change can be good or bad. It is a neutral.

Barack Hussein Obama cries Change every day. He is for Change. Vote for him and there will be Change. This sounds good, but has he ever done anything in his past to bring about any Change? By his voting record in both the US Senate and the Illinois State Senate, the answer is not.

Barack Hussein Obama's has been lackluster at best. He chairs no committees, he has introduced no legislation and he has sponsored no legislation. In the last year he has either been absent or voted Present on over 100 different pieces of Legislation. Important bills such as:


HR 2419: Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (NV)
HR 1268: Future Military Funding for Iraq Amendment (NV)
S Amdt 4818 to HR 2642: Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan (NV)
HR 3221: Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions (NV)
S Amdt 4419 to S Amdt 4387 to HR 3221: Energy Tax Credits Amendment (NV)
HR 4040: Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill (NV)
S 1200: Health Care for Indigenous Peoples (NV)
HR 4986: Defense Authorizations Bill (NV)

Just a few, very few times Senator Obama decided that he was too busy to do the job that the people of Illinois sent him to Washington to do, or voted Present. Taking no position on the issue. And Senator Obama talks about his views on the "issues". In his own words on the "issues":

Energy and Environment:

“Well, I don't believe that climate change is just an issue that's convenient to bring up during a campaign. I believe it's one of the greatest moral challenges of our generation. That's why I've fought successfully in the Senate to increase our investment in renewable fuels. That's why I reached across the aisle to come up with a plan to raise our fuel standards… And I didn't just give a speech about it in front of some environmental audience in California. I went to Detroit, I stood in front of a group of automakers, and I told them that when I am president, there will be no more excuses — we will help them retool their factories, but they will have to make cars that use less oil.”
— Barack Obama, Speech in Des Moines, IA, October 14, 2007

Family:

“"...at the dawn of the 21st century we also have a collective responsibility to recommit ourselves to the dream; to strengthen that safety net, put the rungs back on that ladder to the middle-class, and give every family the chance that so many of our parents and grandparents had. This responsibility is one that's been missing from Washington for far too long -- a responsibility I intend to take very seriously as President."”
— Barack Obama, Spartanburg, SC, June 15, 2007


Fiscal:

“The cost of our debt is one of the fastest growing expenses in the federal budget. This rising debt is a hidden domestic enemy, robbing our cities and states of critical investments in infrastructure like bridges, ports, and levees; robbing our families and our children of critical investments in education and health care reform; robbing our seniors of the retirement and health security they have counted on. . . . If Washington were serious about honest tax relief in this country, we'd see an effort to reduce our national debt by returning to responsible fiscal policies.”
— Barack Obama, Speech in the U.S. Senate, March 13, 2006

Foreign Policy:

“When I am this party's nominee, my opponent will not be able to say that I voted for the war in Iraq; or that I gave George Bush the benefit of the doubt on Iran; or that I supported Bush-Cheney policies of not talking to leaders that we don't like. And he will not be able to say that I wavered on something as fundamental as whether or not it is ok for America to torture — because it is never ok… I will end the war in Iraq… I will close Guantanamo. I will restore habeas corpus. I will finish the fight against Al Qaeda. And I will lead the world to combat the common threats of the 21st century: nuclear weapons and terrorism; climate change and poverty; genocide and disease. And I will send once more a message to those yearning faces beyond our shores that says, "You matter to us. Your future is our future. And our moment is now.”
— Barack Obama, Des Moines, Iowa, November 10, 2007
Health Care:

“We now face an opportunity — and an obligation — to turn the page on the failed politics of yesterday's health care debates… My plan begins by covering every American. If you already have health insurance, the only thing that will change for you under this plan is the amount of money you will spend on premiums. That will be less. If you are one of the 45 million Americans who don't have health insurance, you will have it after this plan becomes law. No one will be turned away because of a preexisting condition or illness.”
— Barack Obama, Speech in Iowa City, IA, May 29, 2007

Immigration:

“The time to fix our broken immigration system is now… We need stronger enforcement on the border and at the workplace… But for reform to work, we also must respond to what pulls people to America… Where we can reunite families, we should. Where we can bring in more foreign-born workers with the skills our economy needs, we should”
— Barack Obama, Statement on U.S. Senate Floor, May 23, 2007

Iraq:

“But conventional thinking in Washington lined up for war. The pundits judged the political winds to be blowing in the direction of the President. Despite - or perhaps because of how much experience they had in Washington, too many politicians feared looking weak and failed to ask hard questions. Too many took the President at his word instead of reading the intelligence for themselves. Congress gave the President the authority to go to war. Our only opportunity to stop the war was lost.

I made a different judgment. I thought our priority had to be finishing the fight in Afghanistan. I spoke out against what I called 'a rash war' in Iraq. I worried about, ‘an occupation of undetermined length, with undetermined costs, and undetermined consequences.’ The full accounting of those costs and consequences will only be
known to history. But the picture is beginning to come into focus.”
—Barack Obama, Clinton, Iowa, September 12, 2007


Just a few of the ideas Barack Hussein Obama has for Change. He claims to be against the Iraq war. Over and over he says that he would never have voted for it. But yet he voted for the Surge and continuing operations in Iraq. If he was so against the war, he should have voted against further funding of the war.


But this inactivity isn't new for Barack Hussein Obama. It is part of his trend of laziness. A trend he started in the Illinois State Senate.

In 1999, Barack Obama was faced with a difficult vote in the Illinois legislature — to support a bill that would let some juveniles be tried as adults, a position that risked drawing fire from African-Americans, or to oppose it, possibly undermining his image as a tough-on-crime moderate. In the end, Mr. Obama chose neither to vote for nor against the bill. He voted “present,” effectively sidestepping the issue, an option he invoked nearly 130 times as a state senator.

Sometimes the “present’ votes were in line with instructions from Democratic leaders or because he objected to provisions in bills that he might otherwise support. At other times, Mr. Obama voted present on questions that had overwhelming bipartisan support. In at least a few cases, the issue was politically sensitive.

130 times he refused to take a position. He refused to put himself on the record. In his years at the Illinois State Senate he had no hand in Change. He voted only on the safe issues, never putting himself out on a limb to make a Change.

And still Barack Hussein Obama calls himself the instrument of Change. That a vote for him will bring about Change, a new direction for America.

When looking at Obama's record I can see no Change. I see a do nothing Senator. A man who has introduced not one bill. A man who has sponsored not one piece of legislation. A man who would rather be elsewhere than vote. A man who cries for Change and yet has not effected any.

Barack Hussein Obama is not an instrument for Change. To elect Change one must have first tried to bring about it. And that is something he has not done. To cry for Change and not to have brought about any Change doesn't make you a maverick, it makes you a phony. And that is something Barack Hussein Obama is. A phony.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Vancouver: The Heroic Struggle

This is an ongoing series of reports from Covenant Zone in Vancouver.


Primo Levi was an Italian intellectual, a man who had a Ph. D. in chemistry, held down a good job, and lived a quiet life as a Jewish guy in a small European city, everything pretty ordinary and sort of nice. Then one day he landed at Auschwitz. Eventually he committed suicide.

I'm happy to write that there's more to this story. It's not a happy story, but it's a story worth knowing, I think. In the abstract, it's our story today. I'll keep it very brief.

Levi survived the death camp. He did so by surviving. I mean, and he explains, he survived because he wanted to survive, and he thought about it, and he discovered there were ways of surviving, ways others didn't think through, those others dying in their millions. We know it's millions. We know Levi survived because he wrote Survival at Auschwitz. We know from his book that he survived, ultimately, by chance. And if we try to think he survived because God spared him to write this book, then I suggest that God could have found any number of better writers, probably far better people, to do a better job. Levi isn't a great thinker, not a great writer, not a great person. Any of a million other people could have written the kind of book he wrote. That's why it's important: because he's ordinary. He's only exceptional in that he survived Auschwitz. In his book he summarizes the experience in a essay entitled "The Drowned and the Saved." I put it to you, dear reader, that we face the same situation Levi faced, though not so brutally and immediately, but the same dilemma of life: Do we live or do we die? I don't mean to liken the world to a death camp; I hope to bring to our attention the problem we face, that Levi faced, in whether we will live rather than die. Levi faced an immediate problem by the moment. We face something different but we face a problem of being in the same sense Levi did. What kind of people are we? Are we the Drowned or are we the Saved?

Levi relates that he witessed people disembarking from trains, that they were lined up, sorted out, some sent to die immediately, the rest sorted out for death by, among other means quicker, exhaustion and starvation. We, of course, don't face that kind of immediate physical threat, but I suggest we face threat as dire in the long term, the existential threat of dying like those disembarking from trains at a death camp. Levi claims he didn't want to know those around him, didn't give them names, didn't think of them as alive at all. it wasn't cruelty or apathy or hatred. Those who disembarked from the trains, those not singled out for immediate murder en masse, we given labor specifically engineered to cause their deaths within three weeks if they followed the rules assigned them. Most, the vast majority, and almost to a man, followed the rules. They followed rules designed to murder them. He saw those around him as not alive to begin with, their deaths not being anything more than a formality. They were, he writes, the drowned.

Levi committed suicide, as did many survivors of the death camps, and as do many survivors of other horrors. He died, though, after he survived Auschwitz. Was it worth it? Having an answer to that will tell what kind of person one is.

It is the natural fate of most of Humanity to follow even unto death that which they follow regardless. Who knows? people are social and they do as others do, even if that is to die by murder. In circumstances less dramatic than Levi's one has the luxury of sympathy. I find that I have written for a number of years now the same phrase: "We are blessed." We are blessed with the chance to care about those who have no idea of their peril. We re blessed in that we can take our lives and do some great thing in the defense of the defenseless, those disembarking from the trains of societies unraveling before our very eyes daily. All are lost in this life, and none survive. Till then, that time, is it worth the living?

Those who never ask such a question are those who deserve never to have to ask such a question; but they might be faced with such a forceful thing. It is our blessing that we will be ahead of all in our defense of the unquestioning. I'm sorry to say it's nothing dramatic we can do. no costumes like a comic book hero, no fancy space weapons to blast down enemies by the score. We can do this great task set for us by simply sitting quietly, talking. If we're saved.

Again I've made a long preamble to a short point. Here in Vancouver, Canada we, my mates and I, sit in the main hall of the city library once a week, talking and drinking coffee and swapping books and so on, like any of hundreds of others around us. We are very unexceptional. Some might say, some indeed have said, we are boring. We seek such people. We have, actually, found many. To a degree, they are in trouble that affects their lives deeply. You might know of some of them by name. Mark Steyn is one. Ezra Levant is another. Kathy Shaidle, too. No one is pointing a gun at their heads, not directing them to death chambers. This is, after all, Canada. Here, the situation is different, less violent than many other places, but as creepy and worsening as one might find anywhere that fascism has seeped into the fabric of society. It will only get worse if people drown in the rule-following of conformity and sociable behaviour. It's the nature of things.

Last evening, Thursday, we met as we do every Thursday evening, to discuss events in the nation and beyond regarding jihad and Left dhimmi fascism. We focussed our discussion on Steyn, Levant, et al. No costume changes, no ray-guns, we simply sit and talk and plan as we can to assist our colleagues in the struggle to stop the Leftist fascism now so deeply rooted in the West. What can we, as bloggers and private citizens, do?

There is no shortage of issues, here or elsewhere, to do with jihad and Left dhimmi fascism. So, along with our discussion of Styne and company, we discussed as well the local situation that includes people in the immediate area, those under attack in various devious ways, by the socialist political party that runs a good half of the city. We have contacted and befriended a number of those who are struggling to wrest control of a community center from professional "social activists." As it happens, the latter group have strong liking in their public announcements for the use of Stalinist cliches and Maoist phraseology. It's not surprising, given that one of their numbers showed up on television at his election to the city council wearing a Che Guevara tee-shirt. Not surprising that one of the clique referred to the area as a "Maoist Liberation Zone." We sit at the library and talk. We aren't particularly dramatic. We talk about free speech, how to protect people who exercise it, those who are penalized for doing so. And sometimes they just go too far and we go picket the bastards and make ourselves real visible and heard over their shouting! There come times when enough is enough and one must stand up and start making it known it's too much at all.

We might even lose this struggle not just for the right to speak freely in public but to live at all. We might find ourselves attacked by ever-more emboldened jihadis. We've had our minor encounters. There might well come a time when we can't face them down without a fight. We're talkers and writers and thinkers. We aren't brawlers. But we're not going to drown, either. If there's any way to prevent it, we won't let our societies drown in the muck of collectivist fascism. We might go down with the rest, but we'll go down trying to swim. Yes, it's hopeless, and we'll all go down someday, never to return and lost for eternity. But not till then. Till that time we go on and we sit like the best of men who talk. We drink coffee and we even eat cookies. That's what I ask of you, dear reader. What kind of person are you?

If anyone were more heroic than we, I'd get nervous. What would we have in that case? We don't need hot-headed people looking for instant and eternal answers to all of life's problems. We seek instead comrades in an endless struggle to preserve what good we have and to extend it beyond it's current boundaries and to others who might or might not develop it further. But we live scattered across the wide globe and we might never meet face to face, hand in hand. We might have to rely on knowing that you and yours sit quietly in libraries talking to those who feel like you, that freedom is worth preserving and extending in your neighbourhood against those who would extinguish it from our nation and these lands. it doesn't take much to further the freedoms our forefathers died for. We do our parts just by sitting in public letting the world know we are there. And they do know. For all the lack of drama, we frighten the Death hippies in this city. Because people whisper about us now, whereas before they stayed silent and did what they were told, obeying the rules that allowed the creation of this nasty little police state in Canada. All it take is sitting down to talk. I hope that you will, in your town or your city, do the same for the sake of all.

I'll return next week if I may to bring some news of Mark Styne who will face the government in a hearing against him for having written a book, America Alone. As well, i hope to have news of a local nature on the Maoist liberation Zone's community centre election of a board of directors, some of whom were last term evicted from the building for daring to question the ruling cliques right to do as they pleased, which is to run a campaign headquarters on union wages to re-elect a Communist M.P. from this city. this story will never end, and shouldn't end. it's the nature of life that we will always have to work to preserve and extend the good. And because we can, friend, I say, "We are blessed."

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Yalla,

Dag

Covenant Zone meets every Every Thursday evening, 7-900 p.m, at the main public library in the atrium outside Blenz coffee bar they meet to discuss current events regarding jihad and Left dhimmi fascism.

If you are in the Vancouver area, you are welcome to join them.

A Day to Remember


Today is Memorial Day, the day that Americans are suppose to remember those who died in service to the United States. But it has become something different. We may see on television the President laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, or a Governor laying a wreath at a War Memorial. Members of Service Organizations such as The American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars will go to memorial services and remember. For the rest of America, it is a day that we shop, we run to the beach, we try to take off Friday before for a 4 day weekend at some exotic local. But we do not stop and remember what the day really means.

It was not always this way. I remember a time when everyone honored America's fallen heroes, not just a few.

I can remember a Memorial Day when I was 4 years old. I remember it as if it was yesterday. I was awoken early and told to come to breakfast.

My father was sitting at the kitchen table in his best suit. Not the best suit he would wear to
synagogue or to take my mother out, but the one he only wore for special occasions. His tie was smartly done and the handkerchief in his pocket was perfectly placed. His shoes were shined to a high shine that one could see their reflection in.

He rose and kissed my mother, left the house quietly, not saying a word.

"Where's Papa going?" I asked my mother.

"To shul, to say Kaddush, the Prayer for the Dead." She answered.

"Who died?"

"Many." My Grandmother said quietly.
After breakfast, my mother told me to wash up and put on my best dress. We were going into the city.


Going into the city was a special treat. I lived in Brooklyn and going into Manhattan was a big deal. There were buildings so tall that you couldn't see the sky, and the MUSEUM was there. You know, the one with the dinosaurs. I wonder if we were going there today. I hurriedly dressed.


It took me a while to dress, but when I returned my mother and grandmother both were wearing their best dresses and hats. I took my grandmother's hand as we left the house.

"Are we going to the Museum?" I asked.


"No. We are going downtown to see the men march." My grandmother told me.


"A parade? With floats and balloons?" I was excited. I only saw the Thanksgiving Parade on television. It was exciting to watch.


"A parade yes, but there will be no balloon or floats. It is Memorial Day." My mother said quietly.


The trip by subway was fun. I always liked traveling by subway. I always sat on my mothers lap as we rode into the city.


When we climbed out of the subway we say people lining the street. The stores weren't open, each had a sign with an American Flag on it say:
Closed for Memorial Day. I couldn't read, but my mother read it to me.


A few restaurants were open though. I guess people still had to eat somewhere. We made our way to the edge of the street and waited for the parade. A vendor was selling American Flags, my grandmother bought each of us one.


"Where's Papa? Isn't he going to watch the parade?" I didn't want my father to miss the parade.


"He'll be here soon." My mother told me.


The parade started. Row after row of men and women marching down the street. Sometimes there would be a band who would play patriotic music, or a drummer.


I still hadn't seen my father, then there he was. He was marching with a group of men. He was in the third row and I never saw him look handsomer. I cried out: "That's my Daddy!" and waved my flag very hard. Someone patted me on my head.


Afterwards we met my father at the end of the parade route and as a family went out to dinner. My father explained to me that the men he marched with fought with him in THE WAR. And that today they were marching to remember those men they fought with that didn't return home. I didn't understand what he said, but I remembered the words he said.


Today men and women don't march down Main Street in remembrance. Instead they run to the beach, to the mountains, to the shops.

But I remember a time when shops would close for the day, and Americans would march to remember those who gave their lives for the nation we love.

This Memorial Day I will not be at the beach, mountains nor at the shops. I will light the barbecue and spend the day with my family. And I will say a prayer for those who gave their all for this nation and the freedoms we enjoy.




G-d Bless Them For Their Sacrifice!
G-d Bless America!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Something to Hoot About

Another reason to visit Israel: Hooters


For most people, the Hooters restaurant chain immediately conjures up images of all-American blondes with ample cleavage carrying pitchers of beer and chicken wings, or rambunctious men cheering on sports teams. Point in case, the Hooters company Web site characterizes Hooters as "a neighborhood place, not a typical family restaurant," with 68 percent of its clientele male, mostly between age 25 to 54. But it seems that the Israeli franchise owners have re-fashioned the local Hooters as an atypical family restaurant - in more ways than one.

Ofer Ahiraz, a gray-haired 48-year-old, wears a finely-pressed white button-down shirt and flashes a warm, all-around-good-guy smile. He and his wife Ilana live with their three children, ages 17 to 22, in Givatayim. They opened the Hooters franchise last November, putting Israel on the list of over 40 nations that have imported the American icon.

Ilana, also 48, is not a waitress, although her admiration for the Hooters girls is clear - especially since the Ahirazes' daughter, Gal, works as head waitress and trainer. Like any good Jewish parents, the Ahirazes sent their eldest daughter to college - at Hooters University in Atlanta, Georgia, where Gal studied for three months to learn the principles behind the Hooters mystique.

The Ahirazes have adapted the chain's food and atmosphere to suit Israeli tastes and mentalities. They replaced Hooters' crab, pork and oyster dishes with more salads and grilled meats, but they still serve up world-famous Hooters chicken wings, along with Philly steak and chicken burgers. Wings are made with the time-tested Hooters buttery-vinaigrette hot sauce and come in five levels of spiciness.

A roll of paper towels is wisely placed on each table so diners can wipe the butter off their hands and mouths after gorging on the crispy wings. The décor suits the first part of the restaurant's slogan, "delightfully tacky," although with its clean lines and hi-techy overtones, the Israeli Hooters comes across as pretty refined for a Hooters joint. A bright Hooters sign flashes flamboyantly outside and passers-by can ogle the restaurant owl-eyed through the plate-glass windows.

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The reason I bring this up is for the fun factor. Hooters is an international
restaurant chain in over 40 nations and in every state. Yet how come there are no Hooters in any of the Muslim nations? It can't be the food. Is it the waitresses? Could you see any of those lovely ladies wearing a burka and trying to serve food to me? Would it be allowed under Islamic law? And yet Muslims would enforce Islamic Law (Shar'ia) in every nation of the Earth. Pity. Those ladies would be out of work.

For those men who wish to visit all the Hooters in the world, and you know who you are, this is a good reason to visit Israel.

The Little Nation With the Big Hooters!

UPDATE: Cultural Jihad At Dunkin' Donuts

Score one for our side!

In a week of hearing how the Jihadists are winning on all fronts, this is good news for our struggle against Jihad and Shar'ia.

On Thursday, May 22 I posted Cultural Jihad At Dunkin' Donuts. In the post I condemned Dunkin' Donuts' Spokeswoman Rachael Ray for wearing a Palestinian Kaffiyeh as seen in the photo below:




In the post I urge all to write to Dunkin' Donuts at your outrage at this. Slowly Shar'ia is thrown upon us and slowly companies submit to it. I sent the following statement to their corporate office:

I find offense that your spokeswoman Rachael Ray would be wearing a Palestinian Kaffiyeh in your ads. This support for known terrorists and murderers of innocent men, women and children is unconscionable on the part of any industry catering to the full public. By her wearing the Kaffiyeh and you showing her wearing it, shows your support for such actions.

Thus I cannot in good conscience patronize any of your establishments and will urge others to do the same. For you by this action you are a supporter of the murder of innocent people.

It seems that many of you have written in protest. Today I received the following e-mail from their Customer Service.

Thank you for expressing your concern regarding the Rachael Ray advertisement. In the ad that you reference, Rachael is wearing a black-and-white silk scarf with a paisley design that was purchased at a U.S. retail store. It was selected by the stylist for the advertising shoot.

Absolutely no symbolism was intended. However, given the possibility of misperception, we will no longer use the commercial.


If Dunkin' Donuts and she want to call it a black-and-white silk scarf with a paisley design, they can. I know a Palestinian Kaffiyeh when I see one. And now they will take a look at what she is wearing in the future.

All it took was a few days of letters and the threat of not patronizing their establishments for Dunkin' Donuts to reverse themselves.

The key to this fight is Constant Vigilance!

Gaza Schoolyard Missile Launchers Discovered

(IsraelNN.com) IDF soldiers uncovered missiles and anti-tank rocket launchers in a Gaza schoolyard in late Thursday. The anti-tank missile launcher and a stack of missiles were found at a school in Sajaiya, in northern Gaza, during routine counter-terrorism operations.


Hamas cries that "innocent civilians" are being killed. But now we have definite proof that Hamas is using schools as launching pads for rockets being fired into Israel daily and anti-tank missiles. These "innocent civilians" are not that. They are shields for the munitions stored there. And that is in violation of international law.


The Israel Air Force reports hitting two members of a terror cell carrying anti-tank weapons in southern Gaza, after an IDF soldier was moderately wounded in a firefight with terrorists in the area early Friday morning. The soldier was struck down when terrorists fired anti-tank shells at the troops. He was airlifted to Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva.

Soldiers from the elite Givati Brigade, tank corps and engineering units have been carrying out counterterrorism operations throughout Gaza since Thursday, when Islamic Jihad operatives attacked the Erez Crossing.




Hamas and Fatah has been very busy. Not only storing ammunition in schools, but attacking the Gaza side of the Erez Crossing. And still the rockets fall into Israel. There isn't a day that Sderot and the West Negev isn't attacked.

Terrorists also attacked soldiers at the Sufa and Karni crossings on Thursday, two more conduits through which humanitarian supplies, including food, medicine, medical equipment and other essential supplies are delivered to Gaza each week. One terrorist was killed and several others were wounded.

Israelis know what to call these murderers: Terrorists. They are not called Criminals. Yet our government would have us call them that. They don't want us to use the word: Jihadist. It might insult them. Insult them then. They are murderers, rapists, kidnappers and they do it all in the name of ISLAM! They have a word for what they do. It is JIHAD! And if they don't like our use of it, too bad.

A Tribute

For all who have served and for all who have died,





Thank you!

Dick Martin: The Laugh-In Has Ended

Dick Martin, the zany half of the comedy team whose "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" took television by storm in the 1960s, making stars of Goldie Hawn and Lily Tomlin and creating such national catch-phrases as "Sock it to me!" has died. He was 86.


Martin, who went on to become one of television's busiest directors after splitting with Dan Rowan in the late 1970s, died Saturday night of respiratory complications at a hospital in Santa Monica, family spokesman Barry Greenberg said.

"Laugh-in," which debuted in January 1968, was unlike any comedy-variety show before it. Rather than relying on a series of tightly scripted song-and-dance segments, it offered up a steady, almost stream-of-consciousness run of non-sequitur jokes, political satire and madhouse antics from a cast of talented young actors and comedians that also included Ruth Buzzi, Arte Johnson, Henry Gibson, Jo Anne Worley and announcer Gary Owens.

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Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

Here are few quickies to remember the laughter:


Saturday, May 24, 2008

I'm Sorry, So Sorry.

Originally at Right Truth

Lieutenant General Chuck Pitman , Semper Fi!

This 'Letter of Apology' was written by Lieutenant General Chuck Pitman, US Marine Corps, Retired: For good and ill, the Iraqi prisoner abuse mess will remain an issue.

On the one hand, right thinking Americans will abhor the stupidity of the actions while on the other hand, political glee will take control and fashion this minor event into some modern day massacre. I humbly offer my opinion here:


I am sorry that the last seven times we Americans took up arms and sacrificed the blood of our youth; it was in the defense of Muslims (Bosnia , Kosovo, Gulf War 1, Kuwait , etc.)

I am sorry that no such call for an apology upon the extremists came after 9/11. I am sorry that all of the murderers on 9/11 were Islamic Arabs. I am sorry that most Arabs and Muslims have to live in squalor under savage dictatorships.

I am sorry that their leaders squander their wealth. I am sorry that their governments breed hate for the US in their religious schools, mosques, and government-controlled media. I am sorry that Yasser Arafat was kicked out of every Arab country and high-jacked the Palestinian 'cause.'

I am sorry that no other Arab country will take in or offer more than a token amount of financial help to those same Palestinians. I am sorry that the U. S. A. has to step in and be the biggest financial supporter of poverty stricken Arabs while the insanely wealthy Arabs blame the USA for all their problems.

I am sorry that our own left wing, our media, and our own brainwashed liberal masses do not understand any of this (from the misleading vocal elements of our society like radical liberal professors, CNN and the NY TIMES).

I am sorry the United Nations scammed the poor people of Iraq out of the 'food for oil' money so they could get rich while the common folk suffered. I am sorry that some Arab governments pay the families of homicide bombers upon their death

I am sorry that those same bombers are brainwashed thinking they will receive 72 virgins in 'paradise.'

I am sorry that the homicide bombers think pregnant women, babies, children, the elderly and other noncombatant civilians are legitimate targets.

I am sorry that our troops die to free more Arabs from the gang rape rooms and the filling of mass graves of dissidents of their own making.

I am sorry that Muslim extremists have killed more Arabs than any other group.

I am sorry that foreign trained terrorists are trying to seize control of Iraq and return it to a terrorist state.

I am sorry we don't drop a few dozen Daisy cutters on Fallujah. I am sorry every time terrorists hide they find a convenient 'Holy Site.'

I am sorry they didn't apologize for driving a jet into the World Trade Center that collapsed and severely damaged Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church - one of our Holy Sites.

I am sorry they didn't apologize for flight 93 and 175, the USS Cole, the embassy bombings, the murders and beheadings of Nick Berg and Daniel Pearl, etc....etc!

I am sorry Michael Moore is American; he could feed a medium sized village in Africa. America will get past this latest absurdity. We will punish those responsible because that is what we do.

I am sorry that voters on the liberal left don't understand the frightening changes that are taking place in the Muslim world and what these changes will do to this world in which we live.

I am sorry that the Democratic Party has been high-jacked by Socialists and Communists right under the very noses of those who take pride in calling themselves democrats. We hang out our dirty laundry for the entire world to see.

We move on. That's one of the reasons we are hated so much. We don't hide this stuff like all those Arab countries that are now demanding an apology.

Deep down inside, when most Americans saw this reported in the news, we were like - so what? We lost hundreds and made fun of a few prisoners. Sure, it was wrong, sure, it dramatically hurts our cause, but until captured we were trying to kill these same prisoners. Now we're supposed to wring our hands because a few were humiliated?

Our compassion is tempered with the vivid memories of our own people killed, mutilated and burnt amongst a joyous crowd of celebrating Fallujahans.

If you want an apology from this American, you're going to have a long wait! You have a better chance of finding those seventy-two virgins.

Chuck Pitman Lieutenant General, USMC

Pass this on to your friends if you agree.

Not only do I agree, but this letter speaks more of the sacrifices that Americans have done for the Religion of Peace than any post I could have written.

Have a Good Memorial Day Weekend.

One Of Our Finest

There are those who give their lives for others. This is one of them, one of America's best. On this Memorial Day Weekend it is only fitting that the nation honor him.


The White House announced Friday that a Pennsylvania soldier who jumped on top of a grenade in Iraq and saved the lives of his comrades will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor.

The nation's highest military honor will be given to 19-year-old Army Pfc. Ross McGinnis of Knox, Pa., on June 2.
McGinnis was perched in the gunner's hatch of a Humvee when a grenade sailed past him and into the truck where four other soldiers sat. He shouted a warning to the others, then jumped on the grenade. The grenade, which was lodged near the vehicle's radio, blew up and killed him.

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Our condolences go out to his family, comrades and friends. He is a shining example of the best that America offers.