Sunday, September 19, 2010

Trever Gets It Right

Trever, political cartoonist for the Albuquerque Journal, regularly gets it right. He's done it again — twice in the last two days. Once on the Democrats' new logo.

And once on the Democrats' response to last Tuesday's primary elections.

Gotta admit, Trever's good.

Quran Burning Threat Response

Muslims burn Bibles and the holy books of other religions virtually every day. Muslims attack Christian churches and synagogues and the places of worship of other religions virtually every day. Muslims tell those of other faiths, in areas they control, that they must leave or convert to Islam or they will be murdered.

Given this history, Muslims must expect to be on the receiving end of similar behavior wherever they are not in control. Otherwise, they are part of a culture that has been completely infantilized. That means they have never progressed beyond a mental and emotional age of perhaps as high as age five. It means they are truly, completely uncultured and uncivilized barbarians who have no sense of individual responsibility and no concept of human nature.

That brings us to the (unrealized) threats to burn Qurans a week ago. Muslims reacted to the threats as if Pastor Jones had threatened the nuclear destruction of Mecca. They rioted, and murdered a number of people — as senior U.S. officials knew they would. President Obama and his cabinet secretaries knew Muslims would react in a completely irrational and uncivilized manner — that's why they put so much pressure on Pastor Jones not to go through with his Quran burning threat.

Look — I am against book burnings of any sort. But I also know we wouldn't have heard anything about this threat if Pastor Jones had proposed to burn a stack of Bibles, or copies of the Bhagavad Gita, or the Dhammapada, or the Book of Mormon -- or an American flag.

Given all this, there's something that needs to be said:

Alternatively, try to at least pretend you're civilized.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Imam Rauf's Taqiyya

Imam Rauf, the promoter of the mosque cum cultural center 600 feet from New York's Ground Zero, claims he intends the structure he develops to help build bridges between Muslims and non-Muslims. If that is true, he will happliy move his structure to a less problematic location. If he refuses to do so, his claim is exposed as a lie.

Imam Rauf claims the U.S. constitution "reflects Muslim values", and that "90% of Sharia law is fully compatible -- not only compatible -- it's consistent or compatible with American constitutional law and American laws. The areas of difference are small and minor." Of course, when not speaking to the American press, he said "secularism has failed to deliver what the Muslim wants, which is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The only law that the Muslim needs exists already in the Koran and the Hadith." One statement or the other is a deliberate lie. Which one to you think is taqiyya?

It seems to me the best that can be said of Imam Rauf and the rest of those promoting this structure — the "Ground Zero Mosque" — is that they are dishonest Islamist supremacists. That's why so many associate this structure with the Islamists' practice, since the days of Mohammet, of building mosques on top of their victims' priority religious and political sites. And that's why so many refer to this structure as Rauf's "Victory Mosque".

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9/11 — 9 Years Later

We were not at war with them. We were not at war at all. But they were at war with us. They had been telling us so for a long time, but we ignored them. We should not have done so.

Now it is nine years since their major attack — the largest attack ever on the American homeland. Some may have forgotten, but I have not. We still have an implacable enemy striving to attack us by whatever means they can manage — by force of arms if they can, by deceit and deception otherwise.

Here's part of what we must remember: Our enemies are adherents of an all-consuming political ideology committed to world conquest. We can't meet them on just one battlefield. We must oppose them everywhere they bring their lies — everywhere they attempt to subvert or attack us.

And we need to get ahead of the power curve and attack them where they are weakest, in logic and reality. Their entire ideology is based on deceit and deception — and they must be made to understand that. The alternative is exterminating them like their predecessors in faith, the assassin and thug cults (now reduced to being just words in our dictionaries).

I am reminded of the (probably apocryphal) story about Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Asked why there were no Muslims in Star Trek, he answered "Because it's in the future."

Friday, September 10, 2010

Muslims Plan "Burn an American Flag Day"

And how would that be different from just about every other day?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Obama is a Damned Hypocrite

Yes, President Barack Obama is a damned hypocrite. And so are his flunkies including Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Holder and Obama condemned a Florida pastor's plan to "burn a Koran" on September 11. Yet they don't seem to care that Muslims burn the Bible frequently — nearly daily — and even the U.S. military confiscated (stole) and burned privately owned Bibles in Afghanistan.

These people are a disgrace. Guess we need to start threatening violence and murder.

Update: Just another example of what's happening without any "provocations" — Terrorists attacked a Roman Catholic church & school & convent in Gaza, using RPGs to break in. Actual violence, not just a symbolic act. I also noted an article saying Islamist gunmen attacked an Episcopal church in Baghdad. Yet, in these and other frequent similar cases, we here no condemnation of the barbarians. Instead, we are told to give in and to avoid "provoking" those throwing the temper tantrums. This is ass backwards, at best, and must be changed. Immediately.

Monday, September 6, 2010


I've noticed something lately about the music I've been listening to. I sometimes put one of the music stations on the radio. But when I'm listening to something other than the radio, it's almost always one of two things — barbershop music, either quartet or chorus, on my MP3 or Los Panchos (or El Trio Los Panchos) on CD.

Once I noticed that, it started me thinking about why. And I realized it was because of the harmony in both. Nearly every note sung is in harmony — a chord. And then I realized the same thing, the harmony, is what's driven a lot of my musical preferences over the years, including in my preferences in instrumental music.

Listen to the harmonies for yourself (on YouTube) — here's a song called La Hiedra by Los Panchos and God Bless America by Albuquerque's New MexiChords barbershop chorus. The harmonies in both are indeed excellent.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Headed in the Right Direction

The country lost more jobslast month. Unemployment went up. In response, President Obama said (among lots of hesitations and "uh"s on the audio clip) "We are confident that we are moving in the right direction, but we want to keep this recovery moving stronger and accelerate the job growth that’s needed so desperately all across the country."

I'd say this is more accurate

Serendipity & E-Mails

A couple of days ago, I put up information from an e-mail I received. That e-mail did not make me happy.

Then I ran across this posting where Bernie had done the same thing and incorporated another e-mail. This one makes me much happier. Here are people that not only remember their history, but that are using that memory to build something better. It's a good read.

God bless the people of the Czech Republic.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Combat Troops Out of Iraq?

Got this in e-mail this week, and thought it worth passing along.

Hey, everybody! I just wanted to send a quick update and give y'all the REAL story on what's going on over here with the troop withdrawal.

The picture is of my crew and I on a break during a mission.   The guy to the far left is my gunner (Burks) and the guy in the middle is my driver (Mizell).  They go with me on every mission and are great guys.

The reason I'm sending this out is because I have had a few people ask if I left Iraq early because all of the combat troops are out of Iraq and I wanted to let everyone know the real deal.

It's kind of ridiculous how the news is saying that the last of the "combat" troops are out of Iraq because of Pres Obama.  He says that it was his campaign promise.

Take our Brigade for example.  We were originally called a HBCT (Heavy Brigade Combat Team).  Well, since Obama said he would pull all of the "combat" troops out by Aug, all they did before we left was change our name from a HBCT to a AAB (Advise and Assist Brigade).  We have the same personnel/equipment layout as before and are doing the same missions.  The ONLY difference is that they changed our name from a HBCT to an AAB and that's how he is getting away with saying that he has pulled all of the "combat" troops out.

It is really ridiculous what he's doing and he has ticked a lot of people off.  And it's funny how the media is buying all of it, too.  So no the last combat troops are not out of Iraq. We are still here.  There are other Brigades just like ours that are doing the same missions that are still over here.

Sorry for going on about it but we are just sitting over here watching it and are like "You've got to be kidding me!"  So anyway now you know the REAL story, so that's why I'm not coming back early.  You have to watch those liberals, they're sneaky!

Anyways I hope everyone is doing well and I'll see you soon!