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Saturday, April 26, 2008

This Is Permissible In An American School?

Seems that some people are concerned, despite the backpedaling and spin on the story.



From the United American Committee:
Recently the United American Committee's Central Florida chapter exposed cultural Jihad in a Central Florida school. What would you do if your child was forced to attend a class on Islam without your consent in a Public School? This is the same public school system who says your child can not be exposed to prayer in schools. It is also the same public school system that your tax dollars fund to be able to give YOUR children a quality unbiased education. The public school system that says you can not force a child to participate in any religion. Well it happened this week in Central Florida. The Central Florida chapter of the United American Committee uncovered this plot to educate your children with the religion of Islam and exposed it.

The Central Florida Chapter of the United American Committee then contacted WFTV Channel 9 news in Orlando to expose a cultural Jihad at a local school. This class was called family dynamics and was supposed to have nothing to do with religion, but ISLAM turned it into a religious discussion and these students had no choice to stay or go. Please watch the video.
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Hat-tip to Right Truth

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Perhaps the Democrats Should Take Power

Before you run to the comment section of this blog and fire off a message saying I’m a sandwich short of a full picnic, please read on first. Chalk this post up to frustration.

I believe that democrats should regain power for two reasons.

  1. The Republicans are fighting this war ineffectively
  2. The Democrats don’t want to fight it at all.

Let’s take number one first.

Many of you who frequent the starboard side of the blogosphere as it tracks the growing Islamic threat, know that the current Administration can not or will not identify the correct enemy and dances around the issue when they get close. If you can’t identify the enemy you can’t fight it properly. You can’t defeat it. You can’t win the war.

The enemy is an ideology that is advanced both by violent (terrorism) and non-violent (political, economic, demographic – Intimidation, Infiltration, Disinformation) means. Neither the politicians nor the military understand the full extent of this multi-part strategy or how to oppose it if it did. Here’s an example of the misunderstanding even if it is from the opposition’s side of the argument.

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm

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"Halal" products arrive in Spain "before this summer"

The arrival at Spanish market of the Islamic banking way has already been given an arrival day. Before this summer, all the people who would like to hire Halal-guaranteed financial products, that is, those who respect the Sharia law's legal obligations in these matters, would be able to. The main characteristic of the Islamic banking rules is that it does not produce interests or ribaa, because this is forbidden in the Coran, as a form of usury.

It has been already confirmed to El Confidencial Digital by the director of the Halal Institute of the Islamic Council, Isabel Arroyo. It is a business which is already moving between €300,000 and 500,000 millions around the world.

The responsible of the Halal Institute remembers that they have been working in this business with BanCaja -the entity born after an agreement between Spanish Post Service and German Deutsche Bank in Spain- during more than "a year and a half" and that, nowadays, they are continuing with the negotiations, just confronting the last obstacles they are finding to inagurate this kind of banking services. Anyway, arroyo is optimistic and assures, in statements to ECD that "before this summer" this new type of products will be available in Spain.

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The Whining of the Wright, sorry moron but life IS filled with iconic moments

I wonder if Barry and Meeechelle are wondering why he didn't just head for Fiji, and why they didn't offer to buy the tickets.
moyers_wright.jpgIt's inconceivable that Wright does not realize what will happen every time he is seen. His take on his exposure via his own words, thoughts and feelings, for instance his RECORDED video on the federal govt of roughly circa 1992 (?) using AIDS to kill blacks...."I felt it (the exposure) was untrue. I felt for those who were doing that, were doing it for some very devious reasons". He felt his exposure for his undeniable words and feeling untrue and devious? Can someone explain that to me?

Iconic moments which capture the true essence of reality:

Edmund Muskie's 'tears' on the steps of the Manchester Union Leader

"I am not a crook" Richard Nixon

"Read my lips, no new Taxes" George Bush (41)

"I did not have sex with that woman" Bill Clinton

"YEEEEEEEEEARGHHHHHHHH" Howard Dean

Donna Rice on Gary Hart's Lap

"America's chickens are coming home to roost" Jeremiah Wright on 9/11

"Not God Bless America, GODDAMN AMERIKKKA" Jeremiah Wright on patriotism

"Guilty as hell, free as a bird" Bill Ayers

"Because sometimes it's easier to hold on to your own stereotypes and misconceptions it makes you feel justified in your own ignorance That's America!" Michelle Obama

"And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations" Barack Obama

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You're talking about white people who have neither the family connections nor the racial credentials to gain entrance to the world that you inhabit


OOPSI....I feel bad I never read this gal before. This is a Dowd level disembowelment.
Read this little ditty because every point she makes drives a stake through the entire Barack Obama reason for being.
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Yes, Barack Obama, We Are Bitter
By Mary Grabar

Mary Grabar earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Georgia and teaches in the Atlanta area. She is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet and published fiction writer. Visit her website and get on her mailing list at marygrabar.com

We know who you're talking about, Barack Obama, when you talk about Pennsylvania and the Midwest, about small towns where the jobs have left. We know who you're talking about when you talk about those who "get bitter" and "cling to guns or religion."

You're talking about "those people."

You're talking about white people who have neither the family connections nor the racial credentials to gain entrance to the world that you inhabit. Many of the people you're talking about are those whose parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents were immigrants from Central and Eastern Europe who came to these places to work in steel mills, coal mines, and factories. We know the code words.

(EFFING A, HONEY !)

You're talking about people whose culture is little known. We have been pretty quiet. We never tried to impose our culture on everyone. We never insisted on putting pictures of ourselves in our native dress into schoolbooks or mandating that our stories and songs be part of the curriculums.

(Can you believe how on target this chick is?)

We tried to maintain our culture without government aid, by forming our own churches and groups, and building Polish, Ukrainian, and Slovenian halls.

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We never wore buttons declaring "Slav Power" or grouped together for purposes of intimidation or violence.

The power we asked for was the power of the paycheck which we earned in factories, steel mills, coal mines, or by cleaning houses. Yet, we were taken aside and told that because of affirmative action it was no use trying to advance off the assembly line; we were told in "diversity workshops" that people of color had to be promoted over more qualified white people. I know this, Barack, because I have family members and friends who worked in factories.

We used to trudge in to work and change into work clothes, like my father did. He began by knowing only one word of English, "Okay," which he found to be the most useful one in the language. When the boss man handed him a broom or pointed to a piece to be welded, he fairly leapt to the task. My uncles were injured in construction and mining accidents, and went back to work.


But what did we get for that, Barack? We paid cash for our houses and kept impeccable yards, yet saw the value of our homes plummet after marauding hoodlums came into our neighborhoods in riots that were celebrated by the intelligentsia in Manhattan penthouses, who saw such violence as justified expressions of outrage over past discrimination.

(hmmm...I see charges of of reactionary racist bourgeoisie selfishness coming from Barack bud Ayers on this one..better watch out Mary)

We went to public schools in those same neighborhoods only to be accosted for our skin color and the presumed "privilege" that teachers said we had. Rather than teach us what was good and beautiful about Western Civilization and the country to which our parents had fled, teachers gave us Marxist nonsense, if they bothered to teach at all. Our schoolmates saw the evening news, mimicked their elders by wearing "Black Power" buttons and felt justified in roughing the white kid who didn't seem tough. Because we were "privileged"--despite washing our fathers' sooty work clothes while our mothers went off to clean offices and houses in the suburbs--we were not eligible for scholarships, not even to the Catholic schools. Teachers never cut us any slack. Guidance counselors told us to be secretaries or work in the factory, despite our volunteering and demonstration of academic abilities. Our brothers, cousins, and uncles went off to fight in Vietnam, while those from your class took up arms against their campus administrators.

True, we had our problems, as all people do, with such things as alcoholism and family violence, but we handled those ourselves, and never blamed "society" or a history of oppression. Still, many of us did carry legacies from the old country, of hunger and persecution, of watching family members and villagers murdered by atheistic regimes. So we were grateful for the opportunity to work and buy our own little patches of the American Dream.

We were happy to use a welding torch, shovel, or broom to get them. We didn't insist that we should all get college degrees. We didn't have our documents translated for us or get bilingual instruction. If we didn't know English we made sure our children did and we relied on them.

Your white friends in San Francisco, Barack, probably had cleaning women like my mother (and me when I accompanied her and then had my own cleaning jobs from age 12). As white people from a certain class and with certain connections, your donors knew that their futures would be secure because of their inheritances and the connections they could make in the media, politics, and business. In fact, it would benefit them in the world of "radical chic" to hang around those like you and support your policies. (Great opportunity to be photographed next to a black person!)

Your black friends there, like your wife, see no end to the amount that this country owes them because of what happened to their ancestors. It makes no difference that many of the whites in previous generations also had experienced persecution and hunger and worked in dangerous, dirty, and degrading jobs. Or that blacks and Native Americans were among the slave owners.

In fact, you and those wealthy donors sneer at white people who have had to do manual labor and who have paid for tuition at community colleges with the money earned that way, while our classmates received special scholarships and government grants--from our taxes.

(Let's all remember at THIS point as we taste the soup Mary has cooked up here, that she and her parents exist in the DEAD CENTER of FDR and HST's democratic party..that which made up the most important majority of the 20th century. DEAD CENTER)

You sneer at those like us who put our faith in God and not in those like you who would presume to know what's good for us and tell us what to do with our money and our children, and leave us with no ability to defend ourselves.

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Well, Barack, coming from your Ivy League world, you would not know much about us. You would not have learned that because we come from people who, rather than letting their communist benefactors redistribute the food, burned the crops in their little fields before they were forcibly "collectivized." In Slovenia, they fought Tito's Partisans from the woods and held mass at night when the Communists banned church services. They remember what it's like to be hungry, ill, and living in little more than huts, while Marshall Tito and his communist cronies lived in villas. Now you live in a Chicago mansion and sneer at those like us who simply want to keep and defend our little three-bedroom ranches. You don't know what it's like to have family members die for the right to attend mass.

I know your liberal cronies, Barack; they make me check off my skin color on job applications and ask me during job interviews of how I teach multiculturalism, yet don't know where Slovenia is on the world map. They couldn't care less about my culture, nor about Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, or Lithuanian culture.

(GOAL !)

Your supporters often feel free to mock my Slovenian heritage in letters and comments on the Internet when they disagree with me. I guess it's like being called a "dumb Polack"--something that has never gained quite the opprobrium of other ethnic epithets.

See, Barack, we know the system: Some are more "equal" than others.

And we know how you really feel about the "proletariat." We know this from our experience either directly or as an inheritance from our parents and grandparents. And that is why we came to America.

Addendum: Many of my non-European correspondents, like those who came from Cuba, agree--as their letters to me indicate.


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Friday, April 25, 2008

The New Pyramid Builders II

Guest Commentary by Edward Cline:

If you thought the cosmology of the Koran was absurdly irrational and a kind of parody of that of the Bible, a meeting of Muslim scientists and clerics recently claimed that the Koran contains scientific proofs, among them that Mecca is the center of the earth. As a consequence, reported BBC News on April 21, they “have called for the adoption of Mecca time to replace GMT.”

Mecca is the direction all Muslims face when they perform their daily prayers. The call was issued at a conference held in the Gulf state of Qatar under the title: Mecca, the Center of the Earth, Theory and Practice. One geologist argued that unlike other longitudes, Mecca’s was in perfect alignment to magnetic north. He said the English had imposed GMT on the rest of the world by force when Britain was a big colonial power, and it was about time that changed.

The underlying belief is that scientific truths were also revealed in the Muslim holy book, and it is the work of scholars to unearth and publicize the textual evidence.

Just as their fundamentalist Christian opposite numbers are “unearthing” and publicizing Biblical explanations for everything, from the true age of the universe to the fate of the dinosaurs to the squirms of bacteria. Actually, Greenwich Mean Time was adopted by international agreement and refined in the 1920s by astronomical scientists from around the world. Force had nothing to do with it. But perhaps the most bizarre news from Qatar is the announcement of a special Muslim watch.

The meeting also reviewed what has been described as a Mecca watch, the brainchild of a French Muslim. The watch is said to rotate anti-clockwise and is supposed to help Muslims determine the direction of Mecca from any point on Earth.

This must earn a special reward for sheer irrationality. But, the “scientific” conference of Muslims is evidence of the hubris Islamists are experiencing as they throttle and subjugate the West. Christians are not the only mystics who wish to make science the servant of religion.

Moving from backward-running Muslim watches and the Koran as the foundation of the Periodic Table of Elements to another species of bizarre but real behavior, Walter Williams of George Mason University, in an April 16th column, “Foreign Trade Angst,” wrote

The United States is the world’s largest recipient of foreign direct investment. According to the Economic Report of the President, in 2004, foreigners owned $5.5 trillion in U.S. assets and had $2.3 trillion in sales. They produced $515 billion of goods and services….According to the Congressional Research Service, in 2006 alone, foreign investors spent $184 billion investing in U.S. businesses and real estate, the highest amount foreign investors have spent since 2000….

Williams can be forgiven for not noting it – his focus was on the anti-free trade sentiment in the U.S. – but many of those “foreign investors” are Mideast potentates of the Persian Gulf who control what are called “sovereign wealth funds” (SWFs), which total over $1 trillion. An April 12th article on the MoneyNews site, “Mideast Wealth Funds Rescue Developers,” notes that

Flush with cash and looking for better-than-modest returns, several Middle East sovereign wealth funds are putting money into carefully selected U.S. real estate ventures.

The funds, controlled by their governments of origin, have already pumped billions of investment dollars into U.S. companies and enterprises, but cash allocations to real estate ventures is a relatively new phenomenon. (Italics mine.)

Note that the term “sovereign” means “government” – and the term includes the so-called “personal wealth” of about 50,000 royal family members spread between Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, their particular family heads being the government. As for the real meaning of the term “wealth,” in the context of OPEC and Arab medievalists, it means “loot.” The “loot” is the revenue generated by private Western oil properties which Western governments, particularly those of the U.S., Britain, and France, should never have allowed the Arabs to nationalize or otherwise expropriate from the oil companies. The oil companies, for their part, seeing that their properties were not going to be protected by their respective governments, pragmatically entered into “partnerships” with the tribalist ruling cliques in that region, over the decades expanding and improving the properties and cementing their survival on those partnerships.

Apparently, no Ellis Wyatts or Francisco d’Anconias were in charge in the 1950’s to destroy those seized properties.

Someone might object: All those billions being invested in this country represent money, which, although extorted from us, is being put to legitimately productive use. It’s unfortunate that it went to sustain tyrannical and religious regimes, but it is coming back.

However, it is irrelevant that the medievalists are assuming the role of risk takers. The money the medievalists are putting into U.S. companies is money that hypothetically should have gone directly to them without being first diverted to the Mideast. That money would have gone to reward risk-taking stockholders and not to the medievalists to allow them to erect their new pyramids.

The concept of “risk” cannot apply to the medievalists for as long as they have a stranglehold on the West. Regardless of the losses they may experience in their portfolios of government instruments, Treasury notes, private stocks, bonds, and the like, and regardless of the failure or poor performance of companies they may have controlling interests in, their fabulous oil revenues will always be guaranteed – provided the West’s economy does not first collapse.

On March 18, WorldNetDaily carried an article by Jerome R. Corsi, “U.S. Treasury fears Islamic strings on investments.”

The U.S. Treasury is struggling with how to handle any political or Islamic ramifications as Persian Gulf sovereign wealth funds look to make substantial investments in capital-poor American banks and securities firms.

WND previously reported sovereign wealth funds in six Persian Gulf countries, including Kuwait, the U.A.E. and Qatar, have now amassed $1.7 trillion, positioning them for attempts to control major banks and securities firms in the U.S.

Since the beginning of the year, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, two of the largest U.A.E. states, have been in discussions with the U.S. Treasury, offering reassurances that their investments in U.S. bank and security firms would not impose restrictions usually dictated by Islamic law, commonly known as Sharia.

SWF investments in the genuinely productive Western economies are tantamount to our own federal government buying controlling or minimal interests in private corporations, which technically would be fascism. What does the infusion of SWFs in private corporations portend?

§ The redirection and/or redistribution of private wealth through taxation. In this instance, the “tax” is the artificially high price of oil charged by OPEC (aside from actual federal and state taxes), which has a near monopoly on oil production as a result of Western-sanctioned expropriations and Western environmental policies. This should be obvious from the news reports that OPEC has refused to increase oil production. The Arabs know they have the West cornered.
§ It perpetuates the medievalists’ wealth-consuming welfare state, which exists only because of irrational, pragmatic Western policies.
§ It perpetuates Western dependency on the medievalists’ whims.
§ It facilitates the incursion of Islamic jihad, both the “soft” kind through financial and political manipulation, and the “hard” kind of Islamofascist violence, which is funded by especially Mideast money from all the Persian Gulf states. (Therefore, we are subsidizing our own decline and ultimate destruction. What did Ayn Rand have to say about the “sanction of the victim?” The principle applies to civilizations as well as to individuals.)

SWFs will not be invested in Exxon’s or in any of the other major Western oil companies’ exploration and drilling projects in Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, or on the West Coast, provided they are ever approved by Washington, not unless they can buy controlling interests in such projects, the better to control oil production.

Do not forget that “trade” with the medievalists is not trade in the normal sense, in which values are exchanged to no party’s loss. SWFs are loot, and the looting has lasted as long as it has because of especially American energy and foreign policies. One might speculate on the number of congressmen who are in thrall to the medievalists and who block any proposal to allow oil exploration and drilling in areas that are now environmentally “off limits.” It is certain that the sheiks, princes and emirs of the Mideast chuckle or gloat over every victory of the environmentalists in Congress and the White House. They must have danced in the streets when ethanol was mandated by the government, and cheered heartily over the biofuel and “clean energy” programs.

Thus, the looters are encouraged by the West’s irrational policies. They, like any other criminals or gangs, are counting on the absence of reason and self-assertion in their victims. This is not to say, however, that the medievalists are aware of these concepts in any explicit form; nor is it to claim that the victims are conscious of the crucial, necessary role they play in their survival. The evidence, based on the pragmatic, short-range policies of Western governments, suggests that they are either ignorant or disdainful of such concepts. They are unable or unwilling to learn that, given the bind in which they have placed their countries, the “practical” is inevitably and inarguably impractical.

Overlooked in virtually every discussion of the phenomenon is the political leverage the medievalists can acquire in the West by the redirection of their “wealth.” As the Treasury Department article above indicates, even American officials see the potential threat of especially Saudi influence on the character and course of American foreign policy and are meekly asking for assurances from the medievalists that they will not, for example, arm-twist the U.S. into abandoning Israel, or recognize Hamas as a legitimate political party, impose censorship on critics of Islam, or even replace Greenwich Mean Time with Mecca Mean Time.

(Notwithstanding our arms sales to it, the U.S. is not much of an ally of Israel since our current policy is to compel Israel to compromise with its mortal enemies and to “cooperate” and help negotiate the formation of a hostile Palestinian state. The U.S. arms deal with the Saudis is bigger by many more billions of dollars. For the nature of the Saudi threat to the U.S., see my commentary of December 13, 2006, “Our Saudi Foes.”)

It is interesting to learn that after 9/11, according to an article on the Saudi-American Forum site in September 2003, “The United States Must Not Neglect Saudi Arabian Investment,” between that infamous date and the spring of 2002, some $200 billion of Saudi SWFs fled the U.S. In 2003, when the Saudis and other Persian Gulf medievalists saw that the U.S. was not only fighting the wrong enemies, Iraq and Afghanistan, but was going out of its way to assure them that they were not perceived as the true enemies, SWFs began to flow back into the country.

Peppered throughout the article, however, are complaints about “discriminatory” actions taken by Americans objecting to Arab investments, together with cautious warnings and admonitions to the U.S. that unless America does something about individuals and organizations that implicate the Saudis with 9/11 and terrorism in general, not to mention Saudi-funded political activism through front organizations such as CAIR, then the Saudis will withdraw their investments and place them elsewhere.

The author of the article writes that

…Recently thwarted FDI [foreign direct investment] projects in the United States reveal that organized interest groups have sought to target and derail Saudi investments. Locals who objected to Saudi Arabian investment into their community have made a comparison of legitimate Saudi investments to suspect illegal organizations. One project failed as a small group of activists launched a media campaign accusing [sic, alleging?] terrorist ties.

Many Saudi investors are also concerned about becoming victims of lawsuits. Saudi and other foreign investors with no complicity whatsoever with 9/11 or links to terrorism nevertheless perceive the aggressive efforts of an army of U.S. lawyers and entrenched interest groups to ‘link and accuse’ foreigners in a broad net of litigation. The threat of becoming ensnared in such lawsuits has been reason enough to avoid long-term investments in U.S. markets. If plaintiff efforts to freeze and tie up investments in advance of any evidence of guilt succeed, foreign faith in U.S. financial markets will suffer. [Italics mine to underscore one of the veiled threats.]
The author, Tanya C. Hsu, protesteth too much, very likely under the instructions of her Saudi employers. Note that the Saudis group themselves with other “foreigners,” as though they were in the same class with private British, French, or other non-governmental foreign risk takers who have invested money in American companies. Note also that the Saudis pose as “victims” of actions taken by Americans who fear an economic takeover of the U.S. by powers hostile to its republican character, without mentioning proven Saudi complicity in funding terrorism, or Saudi-funded political activist groups such as CAIR, or Saudi “libel tourists” who sue authors and publishers to suppress publication of books that demonstrate the links between Saudi money and terrorist activities.

Gag your citizens, demand the Saudis, scrap the First Amendment, forget 9/11, or we will see to it that you suffer your just desserts.

A Washington Post article of February 11, 2002, “Enormous Wealth Spilled Into American Coffers,” briefly touches on the political connections between Saudi money and government officials.

One American financial institution that has attracted Saudi investments is the Washington-based Carlyle Group, whose principal officers include several members of the Saudis’ favorite American government of modern times, the first Bush administration. Its principals, who have made millions of dollars from the firm, include former Office of Management and Budget director Richard Darman, former secretary of state [and now defense secretary] James A. Baker III. Former president George H.W. Bush is also a well-paid advisor to Carlyle. Bush has traveled to Saudi Arabia on Carlyle's behalf. [Carlyle, incidentally, failed at the same time as Bear Sterns in the government-caused sub-prime mortgage debacle.]

No doubt Bush Senior has often visited Saudi Arabia with his $100 million buddy, Bill Clinton, whose presidential library in Arkansas received $10 million in donations from the Saudis and untold millions from other Persian Gulf billionaires. Clinton’s own Arab connections are probably greater than what has filtered through the media sieve.

However, The New York Sun, in a November 22, 2004 article, “Saudis, Arabs Funneled Millions to President Clinton’s Library,” provides some details, but not the whole picture, of the Clinton-Arab connection.

President Clinton’s new $165 million library was funded in part by gifts of $1 million or more each from the Saudi royal family and three Saudi businessmen. The governments of Dubai, Kuwait, and Qatar and the deputy prime minister of Lebanon all also appear to have donated $1 million or more for the archive and museum that opened last week.”

In exchange for what? For practicing grand scale political chicanery to enfeeble America and deliver it in a state of dhimmitude to its destroyers.

The Sun article also mentions that George H. W. Bush’s presidential library received significant Saudi donations, as well. When his son, George W. Bush, begins planning his own presidential library, doubtless it will receive generous Saudi and Persian Gulf donations, especially given his “special” handholding relationship with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. But, being bought off by the medievalists is not an exclusively Republican venality, as the Democrats like to claim.

How can the medievalists exercise political power over the U.S.? By having politicians like the Bushes and the Clintons in their pockets, in the White House and outside of it.

What will be the end, the dreadful climax? We can put ourselves in Dagny Taggart’s place in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, as she listens to another set of looters express their own ambitions, and imagine the same thing with the appropriate substitutions:

“Then she saw the answer; she saw the secret premise behind their words. With all of their noisy devotion to the age of science, their hysterically technological jargon, their cyclotrons, their sound rays, these men were moved forward, not by the image of an industrial skyline, but by the vision of that form of existence which the industrialists had swept away – the vision of a fat, unhygienic rajah of India, with vacant eyes staring in indolent stupor out of stagnant layers of flesh, with nothing to do but run precious gems through his fingers and, once in a while, stick a knife into the body of a starved, toil-dazed, germ-eaten creature, as a claim to a few grains of the creature’s rice, then claim it from hundreds of millions of such creatures and thus let the rice grains gather into gems.” (p. 948, hardcover)

Or into pyramids in the Mideast deserts. Are Americans willing to starve and toil as environmentally acceptable germ-eaten creatures to help the Islamic rajahs of the Persian Gulf build them? For that is the secret means and end of the wielders of SWFs. It remains to be seen. But Americans are getting no guidance on the matter from the presidential candidates, none of whom dares raise the subject. The depth of their moral depravity is as great as Jimmy Carter’s, who recently laid a wreath of roses on the grave of Yasir Arafat.

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Storm Track Infiltration: Using Kafir Women for Islamic Domination

There is a well thought out plan created by the Islamo-fascists, or Islamists, to advance political Islam. That plan is being executed today and whose goal is the recreation of the Islamic Empire, re-establishing the Caliphate, and imposing Sharia law upon the non-Muslim world.

The non-violent Jihadist means of imposing Shariah law through intimidation, infiltration and disinformation in a society inflict a different sort of casualty - one to our traditions, cherished values and way of life. These types of Jihads are:

  • Cultural jihad
  • Economic jihad
  • Demographic jihad
  • Litigation jihad
  • Institutional jihad
  • Financial jihad
  • Media jihad.
  • Thugery jihad
  • Criminal jihad

All of which has the objective of imposing, one way or another, Shariah law on a society.

Here’s one form of demographic jihad. From Daniel Pipes.

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm.

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My Nomination for This Year's Darwin Award

File under "you can't make this stuff up." Brazil priest flying party balloons lost at sea:




BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian priest is missing after he drifted out to sea while trying to set a record for a flight using helium-filled party balloons, authorities said on Tuesday.

Father Adelir Antonio de Carli began his flight suspended in a harness-like seat from 1,000 balloons of various colors on Sunday in the southern port of Paranagua. He had intended to fly 20 hours due west but unexpected winds carried the 42-year-old Roman Catholic priest out over the south Atlantic on a southeasterly course.

"We found bits of balloons all along the coast," said Joao dos Santos Junior, deputy fire commander in the coastal town of Sao Francisco do Sul.


Okay.

Hat tip: The Cav Guy

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The left has polticized grade school and Obama/Ayers has lit it up..thanks



Ayers as an educator of education administrators and educators:
"Homelessness, crime, racism, oppression-we have the resources and knowledge to fight and overcome these things."

"We need to look beyond our isolated situations, to define our problems globally. We cannot be child advocates . . . in Chicago or New York and ignore the web that links us with the children of India or Palestine."

"In a truly just society there would be a greater sharing of the burden, a fairer distribution of material and human resources."
Zero sum earth, the most anti entrepreneurial, anti property, anti ambition, anti professionalism justification for state power and expropriation of the fruit of the mind, even before that fruit is borne.


Actually an update from an earlier post here by American Thinker...
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As Ayers wrote later, he took fire from Greene's lectures on how the "oppressive hegemony" of the capitalist social order "reproduces" itself through the traditional practice of public schooling-critical pedagogy's fancy way of saying that the evil corporations exercise thought control through the schools.
Translation 'evil property instills itself purposefully thru the political corruption of the child in education' as a dedicated way of perpetuating itself? If this is not BLATANT marxist dialectic, and thought processes, they don't exist. Just as Islam makes all politics religion and the reverse, so this breed of thought makes all reality subject to the imprint of the dialectic. DISGUSTING, for it reduces unarguable fact to a political purpose.

social_justice2.jpgGreene told future teachers that they could help change this bleak landscape by developing a "transformative" vision of social justice and democracy in their classrooms
Get it?
Got it?
Good.

It's the eduation system, stupid. K-6. Then 7-12. Forget the universities, the kids are totally useless non thinking Zinnites and Chomsky worshipers before they arrive where all thought is discussed 'dispassionately'.

We are in DEEP trouble.

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Photos Tell Of Gullible U.S. Representatives, Who Believed They Were Reasoning With Syria's Assad.

The other day I had the following conversation with a Jewish woman with whom I work.

Jewish Woman: The Israeli government and the Bush Administration cut off dialogue at the exact moment we ought to be talking.

Me: You mean like how Carter is over there negotiating with Hamas?

Jewish Woman: Yes.

Me: The Hamas who would kill you because you are a Jew?

Jewish Woman: Yes, but if we don't talk with our enemies, how are we ever going to solve our differences.

Me: Would you have "talked" with Hitler.

Jewish Woman: Yes, because it wasn't just Hitler. There were other people around him. Maybe they would have wanted to settle the problems. If there is no talking, then then the only solution is violence.

Me: Well, when it came to the Nazis, violence was the solution. We destroyed their government, and ...

Jewish Woman: There's no talking with you. End of discussion.

Me: But, ...

Jewish Woman: We can go no further.


From the American Thinker:








These photos tell the story of misguided, naïve, and dangerously gullible U.S. representatives, who believed they were reasoning with Syria's tyrant Bashar Assad.




Zbigniew Brzezinski (Back Right) and Syria's Bashar Assad (Back Left) February 15, 2008








Brzezinski, "The U.S. and Syria have a shared interest in stability in the region"




House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Syria's President Bashar Assad April 4, 2007









Pelosi, "Syria is willing to resume peace talks with Israel."




Jimmy Carter and Syria's President Bashar Assad April 19, 2008











Carter: "In all my conversations with President Assad, whom I've known since he was a college student, I was impressed with [his] eagerness to complete the agreement on the Golan Heights. President Bashar Assad is eager to restart negotiations with Israel... "



What was Assad doing while his good American friends were engaging him in dialogues? What was going on behind those ornate walls while the well-meaning were eliciting the tyrant's point of view and hoping that American understanding will talk him out of supporting terrorism?



Satellite image by DigitalGlobe, 05 Aug 2007, of a suspected nuclear reactor site in Syria








Syria was covertly building a nuclear reactor with clandestine North Korean assistance.



Will their be any consequence to their political standing for getting so much so wrong? Should an American president be equally disposed to dialogue with deceiving dictators, the consequences may be disastrous for the Middle East and the world.




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You get the government you deserve? In which I do blame america first


I read with interest Peggy Noonan - synopsis:Obama is blowing it big time, Bush HAS blown it in perpetuity among the republicans, even in Lubbock Texas, and there will be long term consequences, for the natin and inside the republican party

In the Times of London, Gerard Baker pins the tail on the donkey : Obama and Clinton two cynical losers. I haven't seen it put better than this anywhere...

Eight years of George Bush, an unpopular war and a recession have handed the Democrats their best chance, not merely of winning their first presidential election in 12 years, but of achieving a rare, once-in-a- generation transformational shift in American politics.

Four fifths of the American public think the country is on the wrong track. The President wallows in the highest disapproval ratings since polling began. The Republican Party has spent most of a decade bungling almost everything it touches, abandoning its principles and sinking into a mire of corruption, hypocrisy and incompetence.

Republicans: "abandoning its principles and sinking into a mire of corruption, hypocrisy and incompetence."

Sweet.

Meanwhile Howard Feinman (Newsweek) puts out Seven Ways for Obama to fix his Image Problem. An amusing cocktail. All of which points to the underlying problem of the left that it is the appearance and not the substance that is the central issue. To them, perception is reality. 4000 jews stayed home, if you live in Amman or Islamabad. Only one response to that...who is John Galt?


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Krauthammer brings the heavy lead with Obama's Revealing Distractions in which he posits Barck is a one man plethora of pinatas via the The Three Amigos of Rezko, Wright, and Ayers, amid his complaints that all these kinds of things are the 'establishment' fighting as hard as it can to defeat 'change' via distractions.

But among all these really great, amusing and informative columns what stood out was this from Ms Noonan, and it is McCain's winning approach, if he is smart.

Hillary Clinton is not Barack Obama's problem. America is Mr. Obama's problem. He has been tagged as a snooty lefty, as the glamorous, ambivalent candidate from Men's Vogue, the candidate who loves America because of the great progress it has made in terms of racial fairness. Fine, good. But has he ever gotten misty-eyed over . . . the Wright Brothers and what kind of country allowed them to go off on their own and change everything? How about D-Day, or George Washington, or Henry Ford, or the losers and brigands who flocked to Sutter's Mill, who pushed their way west because there was gold in them thar hills? There's gold in that history.

John McCain carries it in his bones. Mr. McCain learned it in school, in the Naval Academy, and, literally, at grandpa's knee. Mrs. Clinton learned at least its importance in her long slog through Arkansas, circa 1977-92.

Mr. Obama? What does he think about all that history? Which is another way of saying: What does he think of America? That's why people talk about the flag pin absent from the lapel. They wonder if it means something. Not that the presence of the pin proves love of country - any cynic can wear a pin, and many cynics do. But what about Obama and America? Who would have taught him to love it, and what did he learn was loveable, and what does he think about it all?

Another challenge. Snooty lefties get angry when you ask them to talk about these things. They get resentful. Who are you to question my patriotism? But no one is questioning his patriotism, they're questioning its content, its fullness.
Barack Obama is the indoctrinated child of blame america first, and critical progressive historical theory (Zinn/Chomsky) bred on Alinsky's community organizational theories (which can work for any purpose - good or bad), and an apprentice of Chicago machine left requirements, made good thru black liberation street cred. He doesn't even KNOW how cynically naive are the words coming out his mouth.

Barack Obama is a purposefully, yet unnoticed, non pin wearing CYPHER whose arrogant assumptions of what is best overrides the desires of BOTH the men who designed the nation, and the individual desires of those who MIGHT disagree, as if they don't even matter, since he is (must be) right, and he isn't even in office.

He didn't hold his hand over his heart in that scene ...but it wasn't because he was showing disdain for the nation and its history, it's just that all that mattered little to him amid the campaign and his personal concerns.

That is Barack Obama. And he is leading. That means certain people, myself included are failing to convince via logic. Where logic fails, emotion often succeeds. Dirty, but there it is, and that's why Hillary is doing what is compulsory.

But let's all remember as he complains, this is nothing compared to other elections.
JQ Adams
Jackson
Jefferson
Cleveland
Lincoln....NOTHING.

Ladies and gentleman get out your shovels. They seem to be required. And last time I checked, I am no 'establishment'

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'Makkah Mean Time' Should Replace 'Greenwich Mean Time', Say Muslim Scientists and Clerics!

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BBC: Muslim scientists and clerics have called for the adoption of Mecca time to replace GMT, arguing that the Saudi city is the true centre of the Earth.

Mecca is the direction all Muslims face when they perform their daily prayers.

The call was issued at a conference held in the Gulf state of Qatar under the title: Mecca, the Centre of the Earth, Theory and Practice.

One geologist argued that unlike other longitudes, Mecca's was in perfect alignment to magnetic north.

He said the English had imposed GMT on the rest of the world by force when Britain was a big colonial power, and it was about time that changed.

Mecca watch

A prominent cleric, Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawy, said modern science had at last provided evidence that Mecca was the true centre of the Earth; proof, he said, of the greatness of the Muslim "qibla" - the Arabic word for the direction Muslims turn to when they pray.

The meeting also reviewed what has been described as a Mecca watch, the brainchild of a French Muslim.

The watch is said to rotate anti-clockwise and is supposed to help Muslims determine the direction of Mecca from any point on Earth.

The meeting in Qatar is part of a popular trend in some Muslim societies of seeking to find Koranic precedents for modern science.

It is called "Ijaz al-Koran", which roughly translates as the "miraculous nature of the holy text".

The underlying belief is that scientific truths were also revealed in the Muslim holy book, and it is the work of scholars to unearth and publicise the textual evidence.

But the movement is not without its critics, who say that the notion that modern science was revealed in the Koran confuses spiritual truth, which is constant, and empirical truth, which depends on the state of science at any given point in time. [Source: Muslim Call to Adopt Mecca Time]

Greenwich Mean Time

FAMILY SECURITY MATTERS:
And Now Muslims Want ‘Mecca Mean Time’ >>> By Adrian Morgan | April 25, 2008

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William Ayers And His Old Lady Speaking At An SDS Reunion

Barack Obama's friend, William Ayers revelling in his glory days (blowing up Federal buildings) in front of a group of aging hippies.








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Two Kinds Of Dhimmis

Recently, Bill Warner of The Center for the Study of Political Islam and PoliticalIslam.com made the following statement in this interview at Front Page Magazine:
...[W]e have two types of dhimmi—the subjugated dhimmi who is under the political power of Islam and the apologist dhimmi who seeks Islamic favor....[T]he word dhimmi has two separate meanings—a subjugated dhimmi is persecuted and the apologist dhimmi helps the persecutor. The context determines which dhimmi we are talking about. One dhimmi is to be pitied and helped; the other dhimmi needs to be educated. But the apologist dhimmi is the key to defeating Islam.
This April 22, 2008 posting by Robert Spencer indicates that one of our most important leaders, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, falls into that second classification of dhimmi:
A reliable source has informed me that Condoleeza Rice has approved a new lexicon for State Department usage, absolutely forbidding the use of the terms "jihad" and "jihadist" by any State Department official.
Via this posting today at Jihad Watch, the new lexicon at the State Department and other federal agencies has been confirmed. Excerpt from this item at Associated Press:
Federal agencies, including the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Counter Terrorism Center, are telling their people not to describe Islamic extremists as "jihadists" or "mujahedeen," according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Lingo like "Islamo-fascism" is out, too.

[...]

At least at the top level, [the memo] appears to have made an impact. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who once frequently referred to "jihad" in her public remarks, does not appear to have used the word, except when talking about the name of a specific terrorist group, since last September.

The memo mirrors advice distributed to British and European Union diplomats last year to better explain the war on terrorism to Muslim communities there.
Why would Ms. Rice take such a position? The AP item gives some "reasons," but this comment at Jihad Watch also provides a possible clue:
About a year ago a story briefly surfaced about Rice's executive assistant, an attractive young Pakistani woman, I believe it was, who was very influential in shaping Rice's views....

Posted by: Eastview at April 24, 2008 6:43 AM
The above commenter Eastview did not have further information, i.e., the executive assistant's name. But if Eastview is correct, the highest-ranking member of our State Department could well have a subverter at her side.

What we have at the highest level of our government is a failure to name the enemy is this so-called "War On Terror." How are we going to win if we can't even identify and name the enemy?

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Want to understand Bill Ayers REAL damage to this nation?


Last month, he was elected vice president for curriculum of the 25,000-member American Educational Research Association (AERA), the nation's largest organization of education-school professors and researchers. Ayers won the election handily, and there is no doubt that his fellow education professors knew whom they were voting for. In the short biographical statement distributed to prospective voters beforehand, Ayers listed among his scholarly books Fugitive Days, an unapologetic memoir about his ten years in the Weather Underground. The book includes dramatic accounts of how he bombed the Pentagon and other public buildings.

AERA already does a great deal to advance the social-justice teaching agenda in the nation's schools and has established a Social Justice Division with its own executive director. With Bill Ayers now part of the organization's national leadership, you can be sure that it will encourage even more funding and support for research on how teachers can promote left-wing ideology in the nation's classrooms--and correspondingly less support for research on such mundane subjects as the best methods for teaching underprivileged children to read.

The next time Obama--the candidate who purports to be our next "education president"--discusses education on the campaign trail, it would be nice to hear what he thinks of his Hyde Park neighbor's vision for turning the nation's schools into left-wing indoctrination centers. Indeed, it's an appropriate question for all the presidential candidates.


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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Machine Gun Toting Guards Patrol NYC Subways

The State Department has forbidden the use of the word Jihad" so I have no idea what to attribute this news to. I mean, why are machine gun toting guards patrolling New York subways? Maybe to protect the public from terrorists trying to steal the election for John McCain?

From CBS TV:


NEW YORK (CBS) ― More protection against terrorists is coming to a subway station near you. Starting Thursday, special bomb teams, known as "Torch Teams," will be toting submachine guns and bringing bomb-sniffing dogs onto the platforms and into the trains.

CBS 2 HD was out first thing Thursday morning on the lookout for these significant security measure improvements. It's a first for mass transit in the United States. NYPD officers, armed with rifles, submachine guns, body armor and bomb-sniffing dogs will begin patrolling the city's subway system thanks to a 50 percent increase in a homeland security grant.

The city's massive subway system has long been considered a potential terror target. Six officers and a dog will constitute a team, patrolling all platforms and trains in 12-hour shifts. The "Torch Teams" will be toting MP5 submachine guns and M4 Carbine rifles that are used by Navy seals and FBI hostage-rescue teams. The teams are being paid for by $151 million from the Feds.

Similarly equipped NYPD units, known as "Hercules Teams," have patrolled Wall Street, the Empire State Building and other aboveground city landmarks for years as a response to the World Trade Center attacks. A police official likened the "Torch Teams" to "Hercules Teams" with MetroCards.

In this age of heightened security, commuters and keen canines will share the underground world of mass transit. "It's a very good idea. It's like a deterrent. It's going to make me feel safer, much safer, yes it will. It's a good idea," said commuter Patricia Knight Williams.


Feel safer from what?
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Terrorist intelligence - highlighted by the federal conviction on terrorism of Abu-Jihaad, a U.S. Navy signalman.


Mueller on terror spy in the U.S. Navy and 'three-tiered threat'

FBI Director Robert Mueller said last week the terrorist intelligence threat was highlighted by the federal conviction on terrorism charges last month of Abu-Jihaad, a U.S. Navy signalman.

Abu-Jihaad sent classified information about the movements and vulnerabilities of his Navy battle group to an extremist website based in London while he worked on the USS Benfold in the Middle East.

Former Navy sailor Hassan Abujihaad, 31, is accused of supporting terrorism by disclosing secret information while on active duty on the USS Benfold (above), a guided-missile destroyer, in 2000 and 2001.
"We learned about Abu-Jihaad from British law enforcement officers, who found a computer disk containing this classified information while searching a residence in London," Mueller said.


From searches of Abu-Jihaad, the FBI learned that a confederate, Derrick Shareef and Abu-Jihaad planned to attack military targets in Phoenix and San Diego.

Mueller also said that Al Qaida is regrouping in ungoverned tribal areas of Pakistan and "continues to adjust its strategies and tactics."


DUH, really?


"We now confront a three-tiered threat," he said in a speech in London.

The top tier is Al Qaida's core organization that has "established new sanctuaries in the ungoverned spaces, tribal areas, and frontier provinces of Pakistan."

"And new sanctuaries mean Al Qaida can reconstitute its leadership, recruit new operatives, and regenerate its capability to attack," he said.

The middle tier includes small groups with some ties to established terror groups that are "self-directed," and the third tier is homegrown extremists.

"They are self-radicalizing, self-financing, and self-executing," he said. "They meet up on the Internet instead of in foreign training camps. They have no formal affiliation with Al Qaida, but they are inspired by its message of violence."

Evolving terror tactics include the search for weapons of mass destruction, car bombs, airliner attacks and kidnapping and murders.

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Nations have interests, not friends..UKRAINE IN NATO? Think twice


GERTZ:

Ukraine helped China's PLA with phased array radar

China's military received technology and support from Ukraine for its large phased array radar used on warships and its new airborne warning and control aircraft.
Phased Array ...think AEGIS

China's Type 052C missile destroyer
Quoting military specialists in South Asia, the Kanwa Asian Defense Review said the Ukraine Kvant Radar Design Bureau helped with the radar on the Type 052C missile destroyer and the AWACs.

Ukraine currently has close ties to China's military establishment.

The Pentagon in 1996 warned Ukraine not to sell China technology related to the SS-18 ICBM.

U.S. intelligence reports indicated that Chinese technicians attempted to purchase SS-18 components in December 1995 for use in a purported space launcher.


You remember the SS-18 Satan, I hope.. The weapon that caused the abortive MX missile , here. 10 warheads, each accurate to within a few yards with a one megaton warhead....a first strike weapon?



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Jeremiah Wright, if nothing else STUCK ON STUPID to appear at National Press Club


WASHINGTON--The controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright -- Sen. Barack Obama's pastor -- is speaking Monday at the National Press Club as part of a divinity conference of black church leaders. Wright's decision to headline an event at the Press Club -- open to all media -- risks giving Obama's critics more fodder, as if they don't have enough already.

Meanwhile, PBS is touting an interview with Wright to be broadcast Friday on "Bill Moyers' Journal." Fresh material from Wright -- no matter how well-intended -- is not what Obama needs.

Wright's Press Club talk is supposed to be about offering perspective on black churches -- theology, history and politics, and the torrent of coverage stemming from Obama's presidential bid.

Wright's relationship with Obama triggered an uproar when video of Wright's inflammatory sermons surfaced. Faced with a crisis, Obama delivered a highly regarded speech in March about race and why he would not "disown" Wright, the senior pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago's South Side.

But the speech, good as it was, did not push Wright out of the picture.

I actually didn't think much of that speech, which was lauded even by his opponents. It's my belief that by not ostracizing Wright from all influence Obama laid the groundwork for his own perpetual sandblasting. But of course, having been in that pew for 17-20 years, he couldn't. could he, and that's the point....ONE POINT in the friends of Barack movie he has made beginning with the Powers-Rice-Zbig-Malley stupidites, to Wright to McPeak to Ayers and Dorhn. One continuum, one gestalt, one unfortunately coherent Dorian Gray in the attic.

Never the less, Wright now appearing at the Press Club, where a speech of about 15-20 minutes and followed GENERALLY by a slew of questions, and broadcast live by PBS, lays the base coat for new painting since we can bet reliably that Wright is not about to recant his words, but instead say both that his own image has been slighted by the people who don't understand James Cone, and that he really did mean it, and we all have to take a bit of the giant SH*T sandwich that is america, but that's okay.

Somewhere Karl Rove is calling McCain's guy and telling him LIFE IS GOOD
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Is He The One? Friends of Barack

Obama has strange and dangerous friends.

For instance, William Ayers, former Weather Underground terrorist, who said in 2001 that he didn't regrets bombing federal facilities, in fact, he wished he had done more.

Learn more about Obama's friend William Ayers and his wife Bernadine. From Powerline:


When Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer decided to retire in 1995, she hand-picked local left-winger Barack Obama as her successor. In order to introduce Obama to influential liberals in the district, she held a function at the home of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. This was, really, the beginning of Obama's political career, and it linked him forever with Ayers and Dohrn, with whom, as his campaign has acknowledged, he continues to have a friendly relationship.

Ayers and Dohrn were famous radicals, and fugitives from the law, in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Dohrn, actually, was the more famous of the two; she was the head, as I recall, of Students for a Democratic Society or one of its factions. Dohrn was crazy. She is the only public figure, to my knowledge, to approve publicly and enthusiastically of the Charles Manson murders.

Ayers was a would-be murderer of soldiers and policemen, but he wasn't a very good terrorist. He had the ill fortune to be the subject of a profile in the New York Times on September 11, 2001, in which he said that he didn't regret his attempted murders and only wished that he had planted more bombs.

In last week's Pennsylvania debate, Barack Obama was finally asked about his friendship with, and the political support he has accepted from, Ayers and Dohrn. Obama replied that Ayers had done reprehensible things forty years ago, when Obama was eight years old, and scoffed at the idea that Ayers's ancient history could be relevant. That was disingenuous, of course, given Ayers's 2001 regrets.

It turns out that we don't have to go back as far as 2001 to find that Obama's friends are as unrepentant as ever. Just last year, Ayers and Dohrn attended a reunion--no kidding--of what must have been the tiny remnant of SDS members who still haven't figured out that they were wrong about everything. Listen to what Bill Ayers, who hosted Barack Obama's first fundraiser, has to say about the United States. Not when Obama was eight years old, but in 2007:

At the same event, Obama's friend and supporter Bernadine Dohrn described the United States as "the monster." Obama was 47 years old at the time:

Barack Obama has declined to repudiate or distance himself from his neighbors, supporters and friends, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. There is a certain consistency of perspective among Obama's friends and mentors, which can be summed up in Jeremiah Wright's memorable phrase: "God damn America."


Go to Powerline to hear audio clips.


Additionally, Obama's "Official Blogger" is a Hardcore Marxist.

and

at his official campaign website, there are Fundraisers who are, apparently, known Islamic terrorists.

This guy's gonna be President?

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I don't know about anybody else, but I'm not either for a real OR a metaphorical white europe

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With a slimy faux obsequiousness, equaled by dripping condescension, the disappointment in those who would have accepted both the country club KKK and Fulgencio Battista in the battle against communism over at Gates of Vienna accelerates as now they went after Robert Spencer for what has to be regarded as scant or no reason at all, LONG AFTER the racist Phillip DeWinter's failure to reject racism before the blogworld's listening audience, and long after this entire matter lay thankfully quiescent, if not forgotten.

There are those who feel that Gates didn't really mean to be offensive as they seemed to accuse Mr. Spencer of being in this for the dough re mi, and also of being a (now) useless 1st generation responder with words, when actions are called for.

If there is an explanation I'd sure like to hear it, but I think words have meaning. And sometime words are action.

Perhaps, somebody over there felt that the GREAT post about anti jihadism having nothing to do with race, was a slight to those who don't care if a white europe is the goal of some anti jihadists in Belgium, as long as the result is no, or quiescent muslims as a subset of the REAL goal - EIN VOLK.

My ultimate goal has nothing whatever to do with a white europe, metaphorical or not.

Gates either DOES associate itself with such an end, or is careless of it's meaning.

Sort of like a democratic candidate and his racist pastor.

OOOOH,,,,


From Gates to Spencer...

Mr. Spencer:

It was never my intention to demean you or your efforts.

I apologize to you and your readers if my words have given offense.

Nowhere in my comment do I say "mercenary." On the contrary, I used the word "honorable." Or rather I said that making speeches is "not dishonorable." In fact, it has a long tradition of value in a civilized society.

What I was trying to say further on is moot at this point, given the Greek chorus surrounding my initial comment. As I said to you in my email, I believe Peter Drucker was correct when he said, "communication is the act of the recipient."

Thus, if you found my remarks offensive then whatever I *meant* is quite beside the point. What matters is how you viewed them.

Once again, I am sorry for my ill-chosen words.

Dymphna

One hopes no more shots of any kind are forthcoming EITHER WAY


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This Week on The Gathering Storm Radio Show

Listen to the nearly famous The Gathering Storm Radio Show, which Always On Watch and I co-host. The show broadcasts live every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Standard Time.

The call-in number is (646) 915-9870.

Callers welcome!

Friday, April 25 (90 Minutes): Our guests this week are Bob McCarty, Elisabeth of Austria, and Allyson Taylor.

If you are unable to listen live to the radio show, you can listen to recordings of the broadcasts later by CLICKING HERE.

At the top of the first hour, Bob McCarty of the blog Bob McCarty Writes will discuss with us humor, politics, culture, and capitalism. At the bottom of the hour Elisabeth of Austria will bring us up to date on the ongoing Islamification of Europe. At the top of the second hour, Allyson Taylor of Shariah Finance Watch will instruct us on the basics of the threats which shari'a finance pose to Western countries.

The call-in number again is (646) 915-9870. Converse with my co-host and me, chat with our guests or if you must, just air your spleen!

Be sure to listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show this week!

UPCOMING SHOWS
May 2: Bill Warner
May 9: Mohammed Abdul
May 16: Chaim
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Germany Cracks Down On Radical Mosques

From the International Herald Tribune via Astute Bloggers:


Scores of German police officers carried out raids on Islamic centers in several big towns and cities Wednesday, detaining nine German citizens suspected of trying to establish a criminal organization and winning over converts to their radical form of Islam, prosecutors said. No terrorism charges were filed, they added.

The 16 raids, carried out by 130 police officers, took place in Ulm, Bonn, Berlin and Leipzig. The security authorities had been observing cultural centers, a publishing house and private houses for more than two years.

One of the main focuses of the raid was the Bavarian town of Neu-Ulm, where several raids have been staged over the past few years during anti-terrorist operations. There, according to the police, the Multi-Kultur-Haus, an Islamic cultural center, had become a meeting point for radical Islamists. At one stage the center was under surveillance by U.S. anti-terrorism agencies, according to media reports here.

RTWT.

MORE PROOF OF GLOBAL JIHAD.

SOMEBODY TELL THE DEMOCRATS!
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Storm Track Infiltration: Britons Fear Race Violence

There have been many stories of how the UK is slowly descending into dhimmitude as their leaders through shovel after shovel of multicultural and politically correct dirt on the cultural grave of Briton.

What will save that country is obviously not its leadership but its common citizens who can see through the political BS that they are living in a multicultural utopia that their leaders shovel in order to maintain a uneasy peace with their Muslim population.

A recent poll in Briton bears this out.

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm.

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Relearning, Rethinking

Not long ago, I proposed on this site the idea of boycotting the upcoming summer Olympics, comparing the Chinese crackdown of Tibetan protesters to the historical "Rape of Nanking" atrocities committed by the Japanese Imperialist invaders during WWII (and before). I was corrected by Pastorius for the comparison as being faulty. Pastorius is right. I am wrong to have made that comparison.

It has been said that the only thing we never know enough of is history. Quite true. When you learn something so startling that it makes you rethink everything you believed in, well, that is a rare admission! For example: Until 9/11 2001, I believed that Israel was evil and wrong and an oppressor of Palestinians, bulldozing their homes to steal the land beneath them. I believed all that I saw on the BBC. I believed Israel murdered Mohammed Al Durah. I was wrong. I saw how wrong I was on 9/11/01 when I watched Palestinians celebrating in the streets. I was shocked to see just how wrong I was about the Beeb from watching unabashed America Hate being spewed out by hosts of its talk shows and its America hating audiences in the aftermath. I was not prepared for such hate. It buckled my knees to have to suddenly question everything I thought was true. But I have been doing it, and am keen to do it on a regular basis: Take the following post from China Confidential concerning the "peaceful" Dalai Lama, and then go, read it all for yourselves. And be thankful that not all history has gone down the memory hole. Whether or not you may agree with the analysis of Andrew Pachter, his history is solid:

"The Dalai Lama's Revenge: Tibet's former absolute ruler, the exiled Dalai Lama, is out to split China. His "Greater Tibet" autonomy movement actually aims to cut off about a quarter of the country's current territory. He seeks a restoration of theocratic government over the so-called roof of the world--a strategically important, resource-rich region that was a model of backwardness and misery before Chinese liberation. Contrary to the appealing myth, Old Tibet was no Shangri-La. On the contrary, the land ruled by the teenage Dalai Lama with the help of his depraved monks and nobles, was a hellish place. More than 95% of the population were serfs or slaves with no human rights. Torture and brutality were commonplace. Big monasteries owned nearly everything. Sadistic monks raped women and children, drank the blood of the people--literally--from bowls made out of human skulls, and decorated their living quarters with wall hangings made of human skin. The skin of children was particularly prized for this purpose.

All of which is not to suggest that the Dalai Lama (who has urged the US to negotiate with Osama Binladen) wants to return to those horrific days, although he has never apologized for the Hitlerian atrocities, (my emphasis) oppression and exploitation that distinguished Old Tibet--birthplace of the swastika in the eyes of his prewar admiring Nazi visitors and lifelong Nazi and fascist friends--never admitted that the liberation and education of the serfs was the main reason the monks rose up (with the well documented help of the CIA during the Cold War) against China following the much needed intervention of the central government in Tibetan affairs. The Dalai Lama insists that he merely seeks autonomy for his homeland; but independence is his goal.

It is a prescription for violence. China is a multicultural, multinational country; and Tibet has always been and will always be a part of China. It will never allow a split. Independence for Greater Tibet could lead restive Muslim areas to try to split from China, too. And there is no telling what could happen if the center does not hold. A series of internal conflicts could consume millions of lives.

Should pro-independence forces in Taiwan try to use the opportunity of chaos to declare formal independence from the mainland, a conflict in the Taiwan Strait could conceivably endanger the security of the world by pitting two nuclear powers--China and the US--against each other. Washington is still seemingly obligated to help Taiwan--which China regards as a renegade province--to defend itself. "

The next time, hereafter, I begin to swallow, hook, line and sinker any claim for "Independence" from some far-flung dung heap, I will immediately question the motives of those who want independence. The gold standard is and will always be America, with a constitution enshrining individual rights to assemble, to a free press, to owning a gun and freedom to worship. Anything less is a sham.

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