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Hanoi Jane, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn Lead War Protest In D.C. today

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

It’s no surprise that “stars” like Jane Fonda, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn were a part of a war protest in Washington today.  It’s their right.  Unfortunately, our soldiers are being endangered, our enemies are becoming bolder and our reputation in the world is being ruined by these short-sighted, self-involved idiots who have no understanding of the concepts of patriotism and loyalty.  So be it. 

One paragraph in the news story puzzled me, though.  Isn’t this a contradiction?

The rally on the Mall unfolded peacefully, although about 300 protesters tried to rush the Capitol, running up the grassy lawn to the front of the building. Police on motorcycles tried to stop them, scuffling with some and barricading entrances.

It “unfolded peacefully” but 300 of them tried to rush the Capitol and ended up scuffling with police who had to barricade entrances.  Doesn’t sound too peaceful to  me.

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Nancy Pelosi and John Murtha in Iraq – Don’t you know the troops are thrilled

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Plastic Nancy and Murtha are in Iraq.  Don’t you know the soldiers are just thrilled about that! 

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, an outspoken critic of U.S. President George Bush‘s plan to send more troops to Iraq, arrived in Baghdad on Friday for talks with U.S. and Iraqi officials.

Pelosi, a key player in the Democratic takeover of Congress, has helped lead opposition in Washington to Bush’s retooled Iraq strategy which envisages sending 21,500 reinforcements to help quell raging sectarian violence, especially in Baghdad.

She has accused Bush, a long-time foe, of playing politics with soldiers’ lives and said after his State of the Union address to Congress this week that he had ignored the concerns of the American public over the unpopular war.

A U.S. embassy official said Pelosi, the first woman speaker of the House, had arrived in Iraq at the head of a six-member congressional delegation for meetings with Iraqi and U.S. officials but did not plan any public appearances.

The delegation includes John Murtha, a Democratic Congressman from Pennsylvania, who has also been vocal in his criticism of the Bush administration’s handling of the war.

No public appearances? I’ll bet they’ll be a few photo ops. If they can find a soldier with a strong enough stomach to pose with them.

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Right-wing versus Left-wing Commenters

Friday, January 26th, 2007

I was just reading this post over at Little Green Footballs, and he brings up a good point – one that I’ve noticed myself.

An interesting fact: you almost never see the reverse phenomena — insane, profanity-laced rants and personal attacks by anonymous “right-wing” commenters. In fact, there are many left-wing blogs that still have open comments because it just isn’t a problem for them.

I’ve only experienced it a few times here at TMS – but I’ve read some really venomous stuff on other right-wing blogs.  I’m sure there are some ring-wingers who write hateful comments on lefty blogs, but the left seems to have a much greater sense of anger and spitefulness about them.

Just my observation . . .

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If Thomas Jefferson were president now . . .

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

In looking through my blogroll this afternoon, I found that The Random Yak has an interesting post on what Thomas Jefferson might say about the Iraq war. What do you think?

Learning from Islam: War is the Only Solution, per Thomas Jefferson

Filed under: Just Yaks, PoliYaks, News Yaks — Maniyak @ 10:08 am on January 18, 2007

One prominent Democrat enthusiastically supports the war in Iraq against Islamic terrorism and oppression, President Thomas Jefferson.Most Americans (at least those of us who are not majority members of Congress) heartily agree with the declaration of President Thomas Jefferson, “Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute!” About whom was he speaking when he stated this American national policy? About Islamic terrorists, the Muslim pirates and slave traders from Tripoli and the Barbary Coast in the Mediterranean Sea, who who killed, kidnapped, and sold millions of innocent people into slavery and attacked American ships and enslaved their crews from 1776-1800 and on. The Muslim attackers had no previous contact with the United States (which had just become a nation) but they already hated us. The answer to the Islamic propaganda question, “America, ask yourselves, why do we hate you?” is not that America has done anything against Islam but that most Americans are Christians or non-Muslim. Muslims hate Americans and Christians because that is their theology and the teaching of the Qur’an and always has been. Happily some peace-loving Muslims dissent from this religious bigotry and hatred, but where Islamists can make national and public policy, this anti-Christian hatred is the uniform attitude.

Thomas Jefferson was elected President in part because he was pro-war. He despised the ransoms and blood money that the appeasers in Congress had been paying to the Muslim nations to reduce their bloody slave trade and piracy, and as President he sent troops against the Barbary Coast pirates and eventually destroyed the piracy and illicit trade in human souls practiced by the Islamic Barbary States.

What does the Marine anthem say? ”From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli, we will fight our country’s battles on the land and on the sea.”

America’s military defeated Islamic terrorism in the early 19th century, and if Thomas Jefferson were leading the Democratic Party today he would despise their cries of appeasement and submission (which is the meaning of the term “Muslim”)and he would support the war in Iraq against Islamic terrorism today.

By the way, that First American-Muslim War against the Barbary States which began in 1801 achieved military victory in 1805, but the Islamic terrorists were not totally defeated, and all the fighting finished, until 1815. The timetable in the present war in Iraq fits the same pattern.

The Muslims are right about one thing: War is the only solution to the conflict between Islam, Christianity and the democratic nations of the West.

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Should Blacks “Get over” slavery? Del. Hargrove thinks so.

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

This story was in the news today – online, on TV, and on the radio. I doubt that anyone who truly listened or read what was said was offended. Here’s the online version of the story:

Lawmaker Under Fire for Slavery Comment


RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 16) – A state legislator said black people “should get over” slavery and questioned whether Jews should apologize “for killing Christ,” drawing denunciations Tuesday from stunned colleagues

Del. Frank D. Hargrove, 79, made his remarks in opposition to a measure that would apologize on the state’s behalf to the descendants of slaves. In an interview published Tuesday in The Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Hargrove said slavery ended nearly 140 years ago with the Civil War and added that “our black citizens should get over it.”

The newspaper also quoted him as saying, “are we going to force the Jews to apologize for killing Christ?”

Black lawmakers swiftly denounced Hargrove’s comments. “When somebody tells me I should just get over slavery, I can only express my emotion by projecting that I am appalled, absolutely appalled,” said Del. Dwight C. Jones, head of the Legislative Black Caucus.

Del. David L. Englin also criticized Hargrove’s remarks, recalling that his grandparents were driven from their homes in Poland “by people who believed that as Jews, we killed Christ.”

When Hargrove rose to speak, he told Englin he didn’t care about Englin’s religion. “I think your skin was a little too thin,” Hargrove said as lawmakers gasped and groaned.

You know, Hargrove is right. Slavery was wrong on every level. As a country, we ARE sorry that slavery ever happened. It is a blight on our nation’s history. However, it has been over a hundred and forty years since it was ended here in America. There is no one alive today who owned slaves and no one alive today who was a slave. The battle for equal rights took a long time, but that battle has been won. Let’s move on. We are each responsible for ourselves now. We aren’t responsible for what our long ago forebears did or didn’t do.

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I KNOW Liberals Will Explain This Away, But Isn’t It TRULY Religious Discrimination?

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

Just read THIS.

Teachers demanded Samantha Devine remove her chain and tiny crucifix despite allowing Muslim and Sikh pupils to wear symbols of their religion.

Her family have vowed to fight the decision “all the way” claiming it discriminates against Christians.

. . . .

Mr Devine, who attends St Thomas Of Canterbury Catholic Church in Gillingham every Sunday, insisted: “It’s just political correctness gone absolutely mad.

“It’s a harmless, very small crucifix and she wears it as a symbol of her religion.”

Samantha was asked to remove her necklace in front of sniggering classmates as she left the morning registration session on Wednesday morning.

The necklace was just visible underneath her open-necked blouse, worn with a blazer in accordance with the school’s dress code.

The Devines were told she should remove her chain because it breached health and safety rules.

Go read the whole article.  I know the liberals will say it isn’t discrimination, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they’ll explain the “danger” of a necklace versus the “safety” of turbans and bangles.

However, I feel quite certain that if it were, let’s say, a Muslim student who insisted on wearing a necklace with some Islamic symbol on it, they (the liberals and their political action robot, the ACLU) would all be up in arms supporting that student’s right to express his/her religion. 

I wear a necklace every day, and I alternate between two pendants – a cross and a “C”.  I think I’ll start wearing the cross exclusively.

Political correctness is all about double standards and appeasement.

Tiara-tip to Janette.

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Jimmy Carter – the Ex-President Who Won’t GO AWAY

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

According to the Wall Street Journal, fourteen members of the Advisory Board of the Carter Center resigned en masse today because they could . . .

no longer in good conscience continue to serve following publication of former President Jimmy Carter’s controversial book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.”

Finally, people are beginning to recognize Carter for what he is – a pathetic has-been who has enjoyed the undeserved admiration from many on the left for far too long.

More at the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

(hat tip to LGF)

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CNN, the MSM, Media Bias and Jack Cafferty

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Unfortunately I’m stuck watching CNN more often than I’d like because my husband watches it.  The obvious left-wing bias is hard to stomach at times.  They love to spout their opinions as facts.  Last night, I heard something that was hard to believe – even for CNN.

Jack Cafferty (I THINK that’s his name) was giving the results of some poll.  I don’t remember the numbers or what all the categories were, but one phrase stuck with me.

He said (and this is paraphrased – except for the last few words - since I didn’t write it down),  “XX percent of the people polled think we should not send more troops to Iraq TO BE KILLED.”  (emphasis mine).  Not “sent to Iraq” but “sent to Iraq to be killed.”

My guess is that 100% of people polled would say they don’t think any more troops should be sent to Iraq to be killed.  If the question was about sending troops to Iraq to bring stability to a ravaged country, or sending troops to Iraq to honor our commitment, or sending troops to Iraq to stop the terrorism there, then the answer might be different.

I tried to find the poll on the CNN website, but didn’t have any luck. I wonder how much of the wording was from the poll and how much was from Cafferty himself.  What an idiot.

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Michael Moore and that odor in NYC on Monday

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Funniest line I’ve heard in awhile . . .

“Michael Moore farts, and NYC goes on alert.”

Tiara-tip to Jane.

The Tennessean: “Tennessee Voices: I am a Muslim, and, yes, I am an American”

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

As I was reading THE TENNESSEAN this morning, I came across an article that was particularly interesting to me considering the posts I’ve written the past few days and the reader response to those posts.

The article was titled: “Tennessee Voices: I am a Muslim, and yes, I am an American,” and was written by Sabina Zia Mohyuddin. Here it is:

I am an American. To be more precise, I am a Tennessean. I was born and raised in Nashville. I rode the bus to school for 12 years, then went on to graduate from Vanderbilt University. I have lived in Memphis and Clarksville among other places and now call Tullahoma my home. I got married in college and now have four children. Sounds like a typical American, right?

Yet, when people see me, their first question often is: “Where are you from?” Naturally, I say I was born and raised in Nashville.

The catch is that I am a Bangladeshi Muslim American. My parents are from Bangladesh, my religion is Islam, but I am still an American.

Nonetheless, there are those who would regard me with suspicion because — although I worship the same God of the Christians and Jews — I pray five times a day, fast during the month of Ramadan and wear a headscarf in public. I love to eat rice and curry and occasionally wear traditional Bangladeshi clothing.

So sometimes, people’s first impression of me makes them wonder why I have not become more Americanized.

This leads me to the question: “What does it mean to be an American?” For me, being an American does not just mean I am a U.S. citizen. It means that I want what is best for America. I want a country where our children’s welfare and education are our top priority. I want a country where there is “liberty and justice for all” and where there is equal access to health care. I want a country that works with other nations to solve global problems such as disease, poverty and pollution.

Desiring what is best for America is not enough. As an American, I must get involved in helping those in need and become actively engaged in the issues affecting our country. I must speak out against any injustice and let my voice be heard by voting in local and national elections.

An American does not have to be a white or African-American Christian. Whether or not a person is a Muslim, Christian, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist or member of any other faith, if she is working for a better America, then she is an American. Whether a person is from Mexico, Somalia, China or any other country, if he is working for a better America, then he is an American.

Each person brings unique experiences and ideas which help strengthen America. As a Bangladeshi Muslim American, I share my ideals of strong families where parents are respected and children are cherished.

I find no contradictions in being a Muslim and being an American. As a Muslim, I must uphold the laws of this land, stand up for what is right and help those in need.

That is what makes me an American.

I find Ms. Mohyuddin’s words refreshing, and while she and I might not agree completely about how to accomplish them, the goals and dreams she expressed in the article are the same as mine.  She expressed the American ideal very well.

However, for all the lofty and conciliatory rhetoric, I also call on American Muslims such as Ms. Mohyuddin, along with rationale Muslims worldwide – to publicly condemn the brutality of Muslim terrorists and the bastardizing of their religion, faith and holy book.  Where is the loud and public outrage and condemnation from moderate Muslims for the extreme brutality that is being carried out in the name of Islam?

As long as there are Muslim extremists and terrorists going throughout the world killing, maiming and creating mayhem, as long as there are militant Muslims bragging loudly about how they infiltrate average American society in order to carry out their terrorist agenda, and until I hear moderate Muslims throughout the world loudly and publicly and in great numbers condemning the Islamic terrorists and calling for an end of terrorism, then I will be wary of Muslims.  I won’t deny them their rights as American citizens or as human beings.  However, until I get to know them personally, I will be wary of them.  It’s only common sense.

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