Friday, September 28, 2012

How's that "Arab Spring" working out??

16 days after the terrorist attack (yes, President Obama, we all know it was a terrorist attack even if you refuse to say it) that killed the American ambassador to Libya and 3 other Americans in Benghazi, more embassy personnel are being removed from Libya.

A State Department official, speaking on a condition of anonymity, said that even more American personnel would be removed from the embassy in Tripoli, Libya for security reasons. The embassy has already been running on a skeleton staff since the September 11th attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. The official also said that the security situation would be reviewed early next week "with an eye toward restoring the staff as soon as conditions allow."

As soon as conditions allow? So basically what that means is that Libya has become a terrorist hotbed that is increasingly being filled with Islamofascist zealots. Why do I come to that conclusion? Because it's the only conclusion that makes sense. You would only pull out more Americans if there is a realistic fear that more attacks are a legitimate threat. And to pull out more people instead of increasing security means that the Libyans who are supposed to be in charge of securing foreign embassies will not be able to do this. Of course, even our State Department and President admit that Libya has no real government at this time, and that the direction Libya will go in has yet to be decided. The fact that we need to pull out people who are in place to help the Libyans form a secular, democratic leadership is a bad sign that Libya is slipping closer to a fanatically religious leadership, one that will not discourage terroristic idealogies, but one that will encourage, and even possibly support, such idealogies. The truth is that there is a battle for power in Libya right now, and religious fanatics are swaying that battle. With the removal of dictators in many Middle Eastern countries, Islamic extremists see an opportunity to not only infiltrate governments, but to take over and form their own governments. The "Arab Spring" that was supposed to let democracy flourish may end up causing an Arab Winter where entire countries are run by extremists like in Iran. Think about that. An entire region of Irans. That's where the extremists would like to take these newly free countries like Libya, and the removal of our personnel there is a scary sign that they are getting closer to it.

Full story here.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

How protected should Free Speech be?

Free speech seems to be the point of contention on multiple fronts today. First, Muslim leaders around the world, including Egypt's new president Mohamed Morsi and Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, are calling for international laws forbidding speech that insults Muhammad and Islam. (I always find it odd that Muslims care more about insults to Mohammad than they do about insults to Allah.)
It's fair to note U.N. Resolution 16/18 already calls for the criminalization of any speech denigrating a religion that incites others to violence. That's right. If you say or do something that is offensive to anyone based on their religious beliefs, it's ok. If you say or do something that is offensive to anyone based on their religious beliefs, and they do something violent because of it, YOU should be charged with a crime. That little piece of brilliant legislation was helped into law by our very own President Barack H. Obama and Hillary Clinton. Luckily, the U.N. has no actual power to enforce the "laws" they pass...they just put it out there as a recommendation and encourage countries to follow it. Unfortunately, some European countries have adopted such laws and are currently enforcing them.

However, the freedom of speech is not as protected in other countries as it is here in America, where it has garnered special mention in the First Amendment. This has not stopped worldwide leaders from calling for worldwide "blasphemy" laws while speaking to the U.N. Assembly on U.S. soil. And particularly grating is the fact that so called "blasphemies" against Christians has indeed been deemed protected under the First Amendment. But the language is important in these discussions, because leaders are saying that if speech incites others to violence, then it should NOT be protected. While seemingly an insult to common sense, there are many, many people calling for just such laws. While I don't have to explain how stupid that idea is...I guess I do, since many seem to think it's a good idea. Basically, it allows people to cause violence. It gives them an excuse, and a right, to a violent reaction. Now my momma has told me that we cannot control what others say or do, but we CAN control our reaction...and WILL be held responsible for that reaction. If this resolution becomes law, all that goes out the window. As long as someone insults your religion, you get a green light to react with violence. Now that makes sense for an animal...but not a human being with the ability to think. So basically, the Muslim leaders calling for such laws are simply stating that Muslims are nothing but animals who can't control their reactions. Personally, I think that's a great insult to Muslims...yet this is what their leaders are calling for. Do they have the ability to think? Or what are they thinking about?

Another subject that's putting free speech in the crosshairs are a series of ads that have been put up in New York City subway terminals. The ads, paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, say "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel, Defeat Jihad."

These ads have apparently caused a great deal of consternation in the Big Apple, for a number of reasons. First, people are concerned that Islamic Jihadists will target such subway stations for terrorist attacks. To that I say: Shutup. Don't be moronic people! If a terrorist organization has a goal of killing Americans, do you seriously think they are holding themselves back until proper provocation emerges?? I'm pretty sure anyone desiring to kill people isn't working on the same kind of logic as everyone else. I seriously doubt there is some troubled Jihadi somewhere that wants to kill Americans, but just quite couldn't get up the motivation to do it until these ads incite him to. Please, people, think for a change.

The second issue is one of Free Speech. While a judge has issued that these ads are protected by the First Amendment, people are concerned that Free Speech has gone too far. After all, insisting someone is a savage is a vile, nasty attack that should have no place in human kind.....unless those people ARE acting like savages. My only question to those who think these ads should be forbidden due to their offensiveness is: So does that mean you AGREE that Israel should be wiped off the map? That 10 million men, women, and children should be murdered, as Jihadi leaders across the world have called for? Yeah, didn't think so. So again, use your brains, people. Think something through before you speak about it. I know it's no longer fashionable to do, but a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Ahmadinejad rejects Extremism, calls for destruction of Israel

Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, told reporters in New York City Monday, that Israel has no historical roots in the Middle East and would be eliminated. Ahmadinejad is in New York to speak at the U.N. General Assembly, which will take place on Wednesday. And despite warnings from the head of the U.N. against making any incendiary comments, Ahmadinejad once again made public remarks threatening the existence of Israel. All the more humorous, a few days ago Ahmadinejad said that while he rejects the anti-Islamic film that has riled up Muslims around the world, he also rejects extremism. I guess in his warped, twisted mind a call to destroy an entire country isn't extreme.

The leader of Iran has made repeated inflammatory statements, particularly while on American soil visiting the U.N. headquarters. He's also said that the Holocaust was blown out of proportion and that 9/11 wasn't caused by Arabs. Pretty much everything this dude says is from an extremist view. And is it any wonder people are worried about Iran making nuclear weapons when every time this guy speaks, he says Israel will be destroyed?

The worst part is that most Iranian people are quite modern in their thinking and views, but their leaders are keeping them in the stone age, restricting Internet and news access, arresting those with dissenting views, and generally leading their country on a path to destruction. With the leaders they have now, Iran is synonymous with Extremism. As their president keeps reminding everyone.

Yahoo has the full story

Obama campaign redesigns American Flag

Well the Obama re-election campaign just got a little more anti-American. The campaign has released a new poster showing a "redesigned" American flag. The new flag has erased the 50 stars, replacing them with Obama's logo. The campaign claims it's to show that "there are no red states or blue states...only the United States."

Interesting way to show states are removing the symbols of the states! More likely, it's to show there are no states but those united under Obama! The display of arrogance and disgust for the Flag are astounding. Thousands of men and women...the best of America...have died for that flag, and what it stands for. It's amazing to think that there is a person bold enough to change it to put the spotlight on themselves. But that's our president, the Narcissist-in-Chief.

And you'll probably be seeing these "new" flags around your town soon...they're being sold for $35 a pop by the campaign. And I'm sure there are enough people completely smitten with Obama still that more than one will be sold. I shudder to think what the American Flag will look like if he's re-elected.

This is the second time the American flag has been changed...the first was when Obama's face replaced the stars on a flag flown over the Democratic National Headquarters in Florida.

Man mauled by tiger at Bronx Zoo

Friday, a man jumped out of the monorail he was riding into the tiger enclosure at the Bronx Zoo in New York City. The man, David Villalobos, reportedly told authorities that he did it because he "wanted to be one" with the tiger. Well...he became one meal, as the tiger mauled him for about ten minutes before zoo officials could get him out. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, which has since been upgraded to stable.

I love these stories, highlighting the stupidity of human kind. Like the Russian man last year who jumped into the bear enclosure. I mean, honestly, you have to be some kind of mental defective in order to put yourself into such a stupidly hazardous position. There's a reason large, meat eating animals aren't put in petting zoos. THEY'RE DANGEROUS TO HUMANS!!! Most of these animals, especially tigers, are beautiful and wonderous animals. Just being able to be close to these animals (albeit separated by large fences) is a wonderful experience. But a lack of respect for their power and ferocity is one of the most ignorant positions on planet Earth. To think somehow they won't attack you is just plain stupid. I believe anyone moronic enough to jump into a wild animal's pen should just be left there. If you're stupid enough to do that, you're too stupid to live.

Luckily, the tiger won't face any punishment. The man, however, will be arrested and charged with trespassing. Too bad there's no charge for idiocy.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Is a degree from Clown College needed to get into Congress?

So I just watched half an hour of C-SPAN, and other than realizing that I must've just turned 65, I also came to the conclusion that a diploma from a clown college is soon gonna be a requirement for Congress....if it isn't already.

In the Senate, some Republicans stood up and said President Obama and the Senate Democrats are lame and not doing anything. After that, some Democrats got up and said they can't do anything because the Republicans won't let them. Then they went for lunch. (Ok, they didn't really...but they DO go on vacation Friday until mid-November!) What a great job! You don't really have to do anything, and then you can blame it on someone else. Then you go on vacation. We should all be so lucky!

Then in the House, they're discussing the Department of Justice report about the Department of Justice's involvement in the Fast and Furious scandal. Yeah, that's right. The Department of Justice got to investigate itself, and make the official report. Really?? That's like allowing someone charged with a crime to make the case whether they should be convicted or not. What do you think they're gonna say? And the Oversight Committee of the House of Representatives is thanking them for it. "Gee thanks for letting us know you didn't do anything wrong according to yourselves."

I don't think there's a word for this kind of stupidity.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This man needs to be president.

We need a lot more leaders in this country like Col. Allen West.

White House demands Military Prisons for Americans under NDAA

It's getting exhausting. Everyday, I read or hear about something this Administration is doing or pushing that is unconstitutional and dangerous to our freedoms as Americans.
Now there's this report, that the White House is asking for an immediate stay on a ruling by a federal judge last week in order to reaffirm the president's power to indefinitely detain Americans without charge. Did you get that? THE PRESIDENT'S POWER TO INDEFINITELY DETAIN AMERICANS WITHOUT CHARGE!

Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Forrest made permanent the injunction she originally declared temporary in May. Immediately the Obama Administration declared they would appeal the ruling, and this past Monday, they followed through. The White House filed an emergency stay in federal appeals court in an effort to get the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to strip the ruling, thus reaffirming the president's power as set forth by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, or the NDAA. If the stay is granted, the Administration would continue to have indefinite detain powers until the appeal is heard. Apparently, this is causing a stand-off between the executive and judiciary branches, as reported by Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who is listed as a plaintiff and has seen this type of broad power used against citizens in other countries.

So there you go people. Our checks and balances which protect us from the president becoming a dictator are being pushed to the limit. President Obama is not accepting the judiciary check on his power, and is trying hard to find ways around it.

Now it's being reported that this power is important as a protection against terrorists, and that it's especially needed now because the violent wave of Muslim protests against an anti-Islamic movie may start happening here in America, and that there is currently no other way to detain Muslim leaders intent on causing a riot. I call bogus on that! I've seen videos of Christians being arrested during a Muslim festival for "disturbing the peace" when all they were doing was talking calmly to a small group of Muslim children. If they can be detained for that...then certainly Muslim leaders urging violent protests can be detained as well. So that excuse doesn't hold one drop of water. Rather, I think, this power will give the president the authority to detain ANYONE who voices dissent against him.

THIS IS THE SAME THING THE NAZIS DID! They used the excuse of protecting the people from dangerous, radical Communists...and eventually used that power to detain anyone who didn't fit their plan or argued against them. WAKE UP AMERICA! When our government can rightly be compared to the Nazis....we are in some serious need of a change!

RT has the full story here

Mother arrested for letting kids play outside!

In the city of La Porte, Texas, a mother was arrested for child endangerment and child abandonment. How did she endanger her children? By letting them play outside. That's right. Letting them play outside.

Tammy Cooper allowed her 6 and 9 year old children to ride their scooters on the street on the cul-de-sac in front of their house...something she's done numerous times. She usually keeps an eye on the children from a window or while sitting on the porch. Which, by all accounts, is something that millions of parents have done millions of times. Maybe even billions. It's pretty normal actually. Grant it, in today's world you can't let your kids roam the town alone for hours like in years past. But still, letting them play outside is done regularly. Heck, my neighbor rides his bike up and down the street...just like I did when I was his age.

Well this woman's neighbor, SHELLEY FULLER (publicizing her name as the idiot she is) called the cops on Mrs. Cooper, telling them that her children had been abandoned. When the police showed up, SHELLEY FULLER apparently told the police that she had hit one of the children with her car because they were unsupervised in the street all day. (An obvious lie!) When the police officer questioned Mrs. Cooper about it, she told the officer that she had been watching them the whole time and had never left the premises. Regardless, the officer ARRESTED HER! She spent 18 hours in jail and $7,000 in court and legal fees before the charges were dropped. Worse, her children were taken by Child Services and interrogated, after having to endure the trauma of seeing their mother hauled off to jail. The officer also exacerbated back and shoulder problems Mrs. Cooper has by handcuffing her behind her back, even though she asked to be handcuffed in the front to avoid such injuries.

Mrs. Cooper is now suing the neighbor, SHELLEY FULLER, and the officer, who remains nameless.

Good-freakin-grief! Does no one have a brain or common sense anymore!? Have we really fallen so far in society that we're calling the cops when kids are outside and arresting mothers for something they clearly haven't done!? If the idiot neighbor doesn't have a brain, that's one thing. (Although I figure she did it less out of good intentions and more out of spite...the lie helps that theory) But police officers are chosen and trained to be quick thinking, rational people. That's why it's ok for them to have the authority to shoot someone. But if this guy couldn't see that all this was bogus and unfounded...well, then maybe he needs to find another line of work. I hope Mrs. Cooper sues the pants off of them!

Full story here

State Department considering talks to release Blind Sheikh?

Well it's fitting this is my first post...because this is the most stupid, asinine, heretical, insane nonsense that ever could be!

"A veteran intelligence analyst and researcher for TheBlaze said he met with an official within the Obama administration who told him that the transfer of the Blind Sheikh to Egypt is something that is being "actively considered" by the administration as a solution to the ongoing crises in the Middle East. His source asked not to be identified.

When asked if the transfer of the convicted terrorist was being seriously considered, the intelligence analyst said yes, according to his source, who stressed that the move, if executed, was not intended to take place or be announced until after the presidential election." *

Omar Abdel-Rahman, better known as the Blind Sheikh, was convicted of seditious conspiracy in 1995, after being investigated in relation to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Rahman was a major Muslim figure in New York City in the early nineties, issuing fatwas proclaiming it legal to rob U.S. banks and kill U.S. citizens. His speeches of hate were recorded and sent back to his native Egypt, where they encouraged violence against the U.S.-tied government. His message has been recorded loud and clear: kill Americans, whom he refers to as descendants of apes and pigs feeding at the Zionist table. Um...yeah, he's a crackpot extremist. He was sentenced to life in prison and is currently in a federal prison in North Carolina.

In the days before 9/11 and even the first WTC bombing, Muslim extremism was not something widely discussed or even thought of. In today's world, however, we know there are Muslim organizations that want the U.S. and Israel wiped off the map. It's a fact known by almost all. Which is why this news is completely and utterly ridiculous! A known terrorist leader, who has called for and helped plan attacks on U.S. soil AND Egypt...there is NO way this guy should ever even be talked about again, let alone discussing his release. Oh, I'm sorry, they're not calling it a release...they're calling it a "transfer for humanitarian and health reasons."

It's even being reported that the unrest in Egypt is not linked to the anti-Islamic movie, but rather is unfolding because of fresh calls to get this man (if you can call him that....animal might be a better term) released. The new Egyptian president, Morsi, has even said that one of his goals as the new president would be to secure the Blind Sheikh's release.

I never in a million years thought it was possible. And I don't know if there is any credence to this report. "Unnamed sources" don't provide a lot of credibility. However, it is extremely important to report this and to remember it...because if it does happen, which I wouldn't put past President Obama, then it's nothing short of treason. And if it does happen, we as Americans are in for some serious trouble, because if our president can do something as ludicrous as this, then there's no limit on what else he can do. Pray and watch.

* Courtesy of TheBlaze:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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