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September 29, 2006

Ye of little faith?

"We seek military action and democratic reform hand-in-glove to end Islamic rogue states and terrorist enclaves -- not because such audacious measures are our first option (appeasement, neglect, and complicity in the past were preferable), but because they are the last." - Davis Hansen

/hat tip Buck Sargeant

In an effort, yet again, to debunk the idea that appeasement to Islam will bring forth world peace I have to mention a blog entry by a mutual blogger friend of mine who lives in NYC. Andy is permanently chained to the liberal ideology and he and I have had many an argument, albeit respectful and engaging, over the last 3 years or so we’ve known each other.

A comment he made on a recent post, however, has reminded me that that there is a prevailant attitude of appeasement with regard to Islamo facists, jihadists, terrorists, or whatever fashionable word the media is using these days- an attitude that is unrealistic and amounts to nothing more than suicide for the American people and the rest of the world.

Here is an excerpt from Andy’s blog that had me shaking my head, but I would like to preface it with this quote from an outside source that was the main focus of Andy’s post. I will now stop picking on my friend by name because his comments are echoed by people all over the world.

From the Associated Press, filed 30 minutes ago:

PALU, Indonesia (AP) -- Christian mobs torched cars, blockaded roads and looted Muslim-owned shops in violence touched off by Friday's executions of three Roman Catholics convicted of instigating attacks on Muslims.

Now for selected, in context, quotes from the Remarks section:

What happened here to turning the other cheek? What happened to, "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you?"

If America would ever get the courage to take the Gospel seriously -- yeah, I'm yelling at you, Red State America -- the threat of Islamic terrorism would simply disappear.

The sad irony of the recent violent protests in response to the Pope's unnecessary and ill-judged comments is not lost on me.


Ill-judged because Muslims had a shit fit over it and thus solidified the Pope’s 700 year old quote?

I have blogged about Islam before and a quick search of my blog will yield more than a handful of articles; forgive my laziness but I look at monitors all day at work and my eyes are already bad enough. I will instead quote a very telling article found on Michelle Malkin’s website.

The author specifically addresses just how great it would be if we do appease the Muslims, just as the French are currently doing, much to their demise. As far as turning the other cheek, I invite you to hop over to Clarity and Resolve to see just how tolerant Islamic extremists are to kindness and appeasement.

I also invite you to cut and past the following excerpt into an email and send it to everyone you know.

Here is what happens to an editor, Pierre Rousselin of Le Figaro, who prints something in the name of freedom of speech when speaking against the tolerance of Islam (Belgium Journal):

"I am now in a catastrophic personal situation. Several death threats have been sent to me, and I have been sentenced to death by organizations of the al-Qaeda movement. [...] On the websites condemning me to death there is a map showing how to get to my house to kill me, they have my photo, the places where I work, the telephone numbers, and the death fatwa. [...] There is no safe place for me, I have to beg, two evenings here, two evenings there. [...] I am under the constant protection of the police. I must cancel all scheduled conferences. And the authorities urge me to keep moving. [...] All costs are at my own expense, including those of rents a month or two ahead, the costs of moving twice, legal expenses, etc.
It's quite sad. I exercised my constitutional rights, and I am punished for it, even in the territory of the Republic. This affair is also an attack against national sovereignty – foreign rules, decided by criminally minded fanatics, punish me for having exercised a constitutional right, and I am subjected, even in France, to great injury."
Put on your reading glasses folks. I have decided to print the rather lengthy excerpt instead of linking to it.

Forbidden Op-Eds

What should the free world do while facing Islamist intimidation?

The reactions caused by Benedict XVI’s analysis of Islam and violence highlight the underhanded maneuver carried out by Islam to stifle what the West values more than anything, and which does not exist in any Moslem country: freedom of thought and expression.

Islam tries to impose its rules on Europe: opening of public swimming pools at certain hours reserved exclusively for women, ban on caricaturing this religion, demands for special diets for Muslim children in school cafeterias, struggle to impose the veil at school, accusations of Islamophobia against free spirits.

How can one explain the ban on the wearing thongs on Paris-Beaches* this summer? The reasoning put forth was bizarre: women wearing thongs would risk “disturbing the peace”. Did this mean that bands of frustrated youths would become violent while being offended by displays of beauty? Or were the authorities scared of Islamist demonstrations by virtue squads near Paris-Beaches?

However, the authorization of the veil on the street is more disturbing to public peace than wearing a thong, because it invites complaints against the upholding the oppression of women .This ban represents an Islamization of sensibilities in France, a more or less conscious submission to the diktats of Islam. At the very least it is the result of the insidious Muslim pressure on the minds: even those who protested the introduction of a “Jean Paul II Square” in Paris would not be opposed to the construction of mosques. Islam is trying to force Europe to yield to its vision of humanity.

As in the past with Communism, the West finds itself under ideological watch. Islam presents itself, like defunct Communism, as an alternative to the Western world. In the way of Communism before it, Islam, to conquer spirits, plays on a sensitive string. It prides itself on a legitimacy which troubles Western conscience, which is attentive to others: it claims to be the voice of the oppressed of the planet. Yesterday, the voice of the poor supposedly came from Moscow, today it originates in Mecca! Again, today, western intellectuals incarnate the eye of the Koran, as they have incarnated the eye of Moscow. They now excommunicate people because of Islamophobia, as they did before because of anti-communism.

This opening to others, specific to the West, is a secularization of Christianity that can be summarized thus: the other person must come before myself. The Westerner, heir to Christianity, is the that exposes his soul bare. He runs the risk of being seen as weak. With the same ardor as Communism, Islam treats generosity, broadmindedness, tolerance, gentleness, freedom of women and of manners, democratic values, as marks of decadence. They are weaknesses that it seeks to exploit, by means of useful idiots, self-righteous consciences drowning in nice feelings, in order to impose the Koranic order on the Western world itself.

The Koran is a book of unparalleled violence. Maxime Rodinson states, in Encyclopedia Universalis, some truths that in France are as significant as they are taboo. On one hand: "Mohammed revealed in Medina unsuspected qualities as political leader and military chief (…) He resorted to private war, by then a prevalent custom in Arabia (….) Mohammed soon sent small groups of partisans to attack the Meccan caravans, thus punishing his unbelieving compatriots and simultaneously acquiring the booty of a wealthy man."

There is more: "Mohammed profited from this success by eradicating the Jewish tribe which resided in Medina, the Quarayza, whom he accused of suspect behaviour."

And: "After the death of Khadija, he married a widow, a good housewife, called Sawda, and in addition to the little Aisha, barely ten years old. His erotic predilections, held in check for a long time, led him to ten simultaneous marriages ."

A merciless war chief, plunderer, slaughterer of Jews and a polygamist, such is the man revealed through the Koran.

Of , the Catholic church is not above reproach. Its history is strewn with dark pages, for which it has officially repented. The Inquisition, the hounding of witches, the execution of the philosophers Giordano Bruno and Vanini, those wrong-thinking Epicureans, in the 18th century the execution of the knight of La Barre for impiety, do not plead in the church’s favor. But what differentiates Christianity from Islam is obvious: it is always possible to go back to true evangelical values, the peaceful character of Jesus as opposed to the deviations of the Church.
None of the faults of the Church have their roots in the Gospel. Jesus is non-violent. Going back to Jesus is akin to forswear the excesses of the Church. Going back to Mahomet, to the contrary, reinforces hate and violence. Jesus is a master of love, Mahomet is a master of hatred.

The stoning of Satan, each year in Mecca, is an obsolete superstition- it not only sets the stage for a hysterical crowd flirting with barbarity. It’s importis anthropological. Here is a rite, which each Muslim is invited to submit to, that emphasizes violence as a sacred duty in the very heart of the believer.
This stoning, accompanied each year by the accidental trampling to death of some of the believers, sometimes up to several hundreds, is a rite that feeds archaic violence.

Instead of getting rid of this archaic violence, and thus imitating Judaism and Christianity (Judaism starts when it abandons human sacrifice, and enters civilization; Christianity transforms sacrifice through the Eucharist), Islam builds a nest for this violence, where it will incubate. Whereas Judaism and Christianity are religions whose rites spurn violence, by delegitimizing it, Islam is a religion that exalts violence and hatred in its everyday rites and sacred book.

Hatred and violence dwell in the book with which every Muslim is brought up, the Koran. As in the Cold War, where violence and intimidation were the methods used by an ideology hell bent on hegemony, so today Islam tries to put its leaden mantel all over the world. Benedict XVI’s cruel experience is testimony to this. Nowadays, the West has to be called the “free world” in comparison to the Muslim world; likewise, the enemies of the “free world”, the zealous bureaucrats of the Koran’s vision, swarm in the very center of the free World.

September 27, 2006

Why We Win: Reason #547364859

/hat tip to LindaSog.com for this glorious example why the US Military** will prevail and why America is the best damn place on the planet.



** For the military enthusiasts- Yes, this is not a Navy aircraft despite the Village People song. Stop whacking off to Janes and just enjoy the freakin video.

September 26, 2006

Nerves of steel


My father, retired USN after 27 years, used to tell me that a helo is nothing more than 30,000 parts flying in close formation. This photo shows the limits our military men and women will go through to save their own.

This photo was taken by a soldier in Afghanistan of a helo rescue mission. The pilot is a PA Guard guy who flies EMS choppers in civilian life. How many people on the planet could set the back end of a chopper down on the roof top of a shack on a steep mountain cliff and hold it there while soldiers load wounded men in the rear?

Stay safe, fellas.

September 24, 2006

Revenge of Marxism

It was busy last week and I did not have the time to devote to making any meaningful posts; work and school have taken their lion’s share of my waking hours. As fate would have it I did have an interesting class session yesterday as I gave a group presentation in my Communication and Change ,a graduate level class. This class is offered through Central Michigan University and taught on an Army Base here in Hawaii. Because of the location a lot of soldiers take classes there on base.

My group came up with a change plan for a fictitious company, Penetrobe Inc., which was experiencing a severe decline in revenues. Our team traced the decline to a problem in Customer Service. As I was explaining the options to fix the problem I used the word expatriate and from the quizzical looks of some of my classmates I realized I was going to have to define the term. It wasn’t until the very end of my group presentation that someone mentioned my use of a stereotype in my description of expatriates and technical support.

Evidently, I made a comment to the effect of, “Have you ever called tech support for something and gotten a voice on the other end that sounded like you were talking to someone at a 7-11?” Perhaps it wasn’t the best way to illustrate that many companies outsource their technical support to India, which explains why if there is any deviation from their scripted technical support booklet they are unable to continue.

What ensued next would make an alcoholic’s intervention look like a second grade playground scuffle. Everyone joined in and had their turn bashing the mean old submariner who made a crude but innocent reference linking tech support personnel in India with native accents to a 7-11 employee with a thick accent.

I tried, in vain, to defend myself but the political correctness earwig was firmly in place. I quickly realized I was Ahab fighting an unstoppable white whale. Wait, can I say ‘white’ or will that offend the whales of color?

I have to give credit to my professor who watched with calculating proficiency and interjected at just the right times to prevent the Buscaglia-fest from erupting into a U. C. Berkeley after-school rally. He tried to get the focus back on track to our group presentation and made a comment about the effectiveness of our training program that will teach the engineers of our products people skills so that they can field trouble calls. He made the comment that engineers usually don’t posses people skills. When I asked him what led him to that conclusion he saw where I was going with it. Even the slightest perception of something can be a stereotype. Engineers are smart and know numbers and such but they don’t have the capacity to learn people skills? Everyone was silent and the professor backpedaled a little bit by saying that the two stereotypes don’t cancel each other out. I made the point that they do reinforce each other.

When class was over someone said that I need to be mindful comments like that when I get into a management position. When I told him I already was in a management position he said, "You’re not there yet." So, by hearing me make one comment in my presentation he drew his conclusion about my management skills in a job he knows nothing about. Hey kettle, you’re black! I told him I would keep his advice in mind as I retire from the Navy next year. He didn’t have much to say when I asked if this was an Army base or a Girl Scout retreat.

I did learn a valuable lesson- the epidemic of political correctness knows no race, color, or education level. My first 5 years or so in the submarine force forced me to get a thick skin. I do not get offended when I am called a redneck, honky, or hauole (the Hawaiian word for ‘honky’). There is an element of truth to every stereotype and it is the forced self censorship of the PC crowd that is making this country soft. Political correctness truly is the revenge of Marxism.

September 20, 2006

Small Miracles

Via Yahoo News:

UNION, Mo. - Dorothy Torrez became suspicious when she noticed makeup on the forehead of the newborn baby her sister-in-law was claiming to have delivered a few days earlier.

She rubbed the makeup off and found a strawberry-red birthmark that matched the description provided by investigators who had been combing the Franklin County countryside for a baby abducted on Friday.


I think the first order of business is to give the kidnapper, Shannon Beck, a good old-fashioned horsewhipping followed by a traditional Singaporean caning.

Oh, I almost forgot, then death by hanging. Or keelhauling. Whichever the bleeding heart liberals will protest against the most.

The Dog: A&E Special

I watched an A&E special called Dog: the Family Speaks Out tonight and I was inspired by a comment on my previous post about Dog to write this one. The comment was made by Anonymous, go figure, and as I started tying out a response the response morphed into this new entry.

Anonymous, I can understand why you would not use your real name after a ridiculous post like yours. To someone who reads about this on the news it probably comes off as a bounty hunter getting a taste of his own medicine. Dog is intimidating to look at and most people probably don’t get a warm fuzzy from a first impression.

For those of us who live here in Hawaii and have seen this patriot fight for justice, his arrest for a 3 year old charge is highly suspicious at best or, at worst, a new low for the US Marshals and the US Judicial system.

"Americans are apparently supposed to happily accept presence the roughly 100,000 criminal aliens inside our borders – a number that is growing every year – while the Marshals use their resources to track down ‘Dog’ Chapman on orders from a foreign master for successfully bringing a convicted rapist to justice." - U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo


Anonymous asks:
What kind of chaos would we have if agents from other countries were always crossing borders to extract people?

If by ‘people’ you mean serial rapists, then I don’t have any objections. As a matter of fact, Mexico can start right now by extracting some of the 100,000+ criminals that are here in the United States. I think you might be onto something Anon!

I watched the A&E special tonight called Dog: The Family Speaks Out Here are the highlights. But first, another gem from Anonymous:

He broke the law. What if a bondsman, who is not famous, was caught crossing the border to get criminals. He would be screwed!!!! I guess a tv star deserves more sympathy??

Yes, Dog did break the law, but it is parallel to the old Dukes of Hazard shows where Roscow P. Coletrain would plop down a plastic fire hydrant next to the General Lee and start writing a ticket.

As for your ‘What if…?’ scenario, what if Big Bird came and crapped on your head? See, isn’t it fun to play the ‘What if…?’game! If I thought for one minute Mexico, or any other country, was spending the resources to capture criminals in the U.S. that we would make every effort to help them, not throw them in jail. But, most bounty hunters are on their own when they apprehend their fugitives. The bounty hunters are the ones getting paid to risk their lives, not the police, when they make an arrest.

US Marshals couldn’t find this guy so Dog and his team tracked down the fugitive, arrested him, and turned him over to US officials in Mexico- at no cost the United States taxpayers. Dog even grabbed a Mexican police officer as they headed towards a taco stand to nab Luster.

Luster, who could speak fluent Spanish, gave the Mexican police a fake name as he and Dog, Tim, and Leland were loaded into the back of a police pickup truck shortly after Dog apprehended Luster. It wasn’t until Dog repeatedly called Luster by his real name that the Mexican police realized that they had an American fugitive in custody. Aye Carumba!

Mexican authorities handed Luster over to US Feds but Dog, Tim and Leland spent a week in a Mexican prison which Dog later called a prison camp.

Ironically, a US Federal Judge said that Dog couldn’t collect the reward for Luster because of the incarceration in the Mexican jail.

Since he didn’t get the money, he wasn’t technically bounty hunting right?

Right?

Dog was released on bail and thought that was the last of it. When US Marshal’s arrested the three men early in the morning on September 14, three years later, they couldn’t believe what was happening.

Dog and his family are in shock as the Marshals, dressed like Ninja’s (Leland’s description) and pointing laser sights at the family, take Dog into custody. Dog said they were very respectful after the handcuffs were on and everyone has as calm as the situation allowed.

Somehow the US government now takes extradition orders from Mexico? Dog is wanted by the Mexican government for "unlawful depravation of liberty". I am stunned that Mexico even has that law on the books. Then again, these are the same people that paint black and white stripes on mules in Tijuana to pass them off as zebras.

Dog, Tim, and Leland were processed into the Federal Penitentiary System, put into separate cells and, because of their notoriety, placed in a special part of the Pen next to the worst of the worst- awesome treatment for a man who has been putting the dregs of society behind bars for over 20 years.

Dog said 90% of the inmates were yelling his name and giving him the shaka while others were giving the international sign for “You’re a dead man” as they moved a thumb across their neck. Leland told A&E that inmates were kicking on the trio’s closed cell doors, spitting on them as they entered the cell block and yelling at them. He wish they were back in the Mexican prison.

So, Dog is now on house arrest, after posting $300,000 bail, and is wearing an ankle bracelet which keeps him electronically tethered to 150’ of his home between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Dog faces up to 4 years in Mexican prison if convicted of the bullshit crime.

One of Luster’s victims, Tanya "Doe", has started an attorney defense fund for Dog and his Family.

Reese v. United States states American bounty hunters may not pursue their quarry across international borders. A U.S. bounty hunter's "power of arrest can only be exercised within the territory of the United States." By the way, that case law is dated 1896.

Mexico has received several black eyes over the years as bounty hunters and Federal Agents crossed over into Mexico to retrieve fleeing criminals. So, Mexico will do what any shit hole country would do when its sovereignty is threatened- flex its muscles the only way it can by throwing a little egg in our faces. Unfortunately for Dog, his actions only strengthened Mexico’s frustration as they watch Luster, another supporter of the Mexican economy, taken back to the United States. As long as there is income into the coffers of the corrupt government, El Indio doesn’t care where it comes from.

This is why Dog's arrest stinks to high Revolucion St. The Mexican government has sent drug lords back to the United States, as recently as 11 DAYS AGO. Oh, wait here's a story, from freakin aljazeera for Christ's sake, that tells of the same drug lord turnover on the 16th of September- only 2 days after Dog's arrest. Why all this help with drug lords but such a boner over Dog capturing a serial rapist? Was it an unfinished 3 year-old vendetta?

Dog admits that he probably won’t be alive for very long if this dark extradition scenario becomes a reality; he tells his children that he will die with his boots on and that they can live in his legacy as a child of The Dog.

I'm behind you and your family, Dog.

Two of the greatest bounty hunters ever:

Blondie

Duane "Dog" Chapman

September 19, 2006

Islam FAQ

FAQ - Islam Edition!
Posted by Dean Barnett | 4:46 PM


1) Is Islam a Religion of Peace?


Well, um…No, not really.


2) So all Muslims are violent and bent on war. That’s a hateful and bigoted thing to say. You sicken me. And you’ll never carry Michigan.


That’s not what I said. You asked about Islam - I answered. You then erroneously inferred that I was speaking about all Muslims. I wasn’t. You misunderstood.


3) I don’t understand.


I know you don’t, and it’s not your fault. You’ve been poisoned by the forces of political correctness. You’re the product of a school system that valued sensitivity and self-esteem more than it valued truth and rational inquiry. As a consequence, truths which may be hurtful and disquieting will often flummox you. But you, and the legions of those like you, have to grow up.


4) So what about Islam is not peaceful?


Oh, where to begin. Actually, let’s just limit ourselves to the Koran, which is the revealed word of God and thus not to be trifled with. A few relevant Suras:


Say to the unbelievers, if now they desist from unbelief, their past would be forgiven them; but if they persist, the punishment of those before them is already (a matter of warning for them). And fight them on until there is no more persecution, and religion becomes Allah's in its entirety.... If they refuse, be sure that Allah is your Protector — the Best to protect and the Best to help. And know that out of all the booty that you may acquire (in war), a fifth share is assigned to Allah and his Messenger...

Sura 48:18-20: Allah promiseth you much booty that you will capture, and hath given you this in advance, and hath withheld men's hands from you, that it may be a token for the unbelievers, and that He may guide you on a right path.

Sura 9:5: Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive, and besiege them, and prepare for them each an ambush....

There is also the fundamental belief that since the laws of the Koran are divinely given, there can be no man-made law that supersedes the Koran’s dictates. That’s what Sharia is all about – no separation of mosque and state, only law by the imams.

5) But aren’t there are things in other religions that, speaking purely rationally, are kind of kooky, too?

I’ll stick to the Old Testament here, since I’m a Hannukah guy and so the first book is my primary area of expertise. Most every ritualistic thing you see that makes Jews seem different comes from man’s interpretation of God’s will. For instance, we fast on Yom Kippur because some guy a few thousand years ago decided that that would be the best way to atone for our sins and show our love for God. But there’s a difference between some guy’s word, regardless of how brilliant and beloved that guy was, and God’s word.

6) So it sounds like you’re saying all Muslims are unpeaceful, no?

No. Muslims are usually born into their faith, just like most Jews and Christians. Judging them from their birth circumstance is unfair, actually racist. But yes, anyone who decides that they’re going to pay special obeisance to the “slay the idolaters” parts of the Koran is unlikely to be a particularly peaceful person.

7) So the key question is what percentage of Muslims fall into that camp, right?

Yes! You’re learning.

8) So, what percentage of Muslims falls into that camp?

How the hell should I know? I spend most of my days typing away at a laptop for the amusement of others. But the information coming in from around the world suggests that we’ve got a much bigger problem than a few random kooks running around Waziristan fantasizing about an American Hiroshima.

9) What information are you talking about?

Well, if there was a real democratic election held in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood would probably win. They’re the ones who killed Sadat; Zawahiri is an alumnus of this group. Philosophically, they’re very much akin to Al Qaeda. If there were ever a real democratic election in Saudi Arabia, whatever group that replaced the House of Saud would be a bunch of Wahabbist nutjobs who would make the Muslim Brotherhood look like America’s Libertarian Party. And, let’s face it, the situation in Iraq and some of the statements coming out of there from the Iraqis’ democratically elected leaders don’t suggest a country entirely ready to join the community of civilized nations.

10) How about the American Muslim community?

That situation is a bit opaque. I wrote lengthy stories on the Islamic Society of Boston for the Weekly Standard. The ISB was joined at the hip with guys like hate-preacher Yussef al Qaradawi (who thinks gays should be killed and is wildly popular in the Middle East). Qaradawi was on the Islamic Society of Boston’s board of directors and helped them raise funds for their new mosque. Still, one of the terror experts I talked to about the story, and believe me this guy has had more fatwas issued demanding his head on a platter than Salman Rushdie, thinks that the ISB rank and file is okay, but that their leadership is, ahem, suspect.

11) Can you follow all the dictates of the Koran and be a good American?

Well, you can’t slay idolaters and be a good American.

12) Why are things different now? Jews and Christians used to live peacefully aside Muslims for millennia?

Well, Jews and Christians lived peacefully besides Muslims when the Jews and Christians agreed to peacefully accept second class citizenship. But your premise is still valid – things are worse now than they’ve been in quite some time.

13) Why?

I’m not sure. I don’t think anyone is, but a lot of people have interesting theories. My opinion is that hundreds of billions of petro-dollars have fueled an Islamic Great Awakening. But the conversation on that topic is really academic. The point is that we have a big problem.

14) How big?

Huge.

15) When Gorbachev became the chief Soviet honcho, Margaret Thatcher said, “He’s someone we can do business with?” Are there any POPULAR leaders of the Muslim world of whom that can be said?

Yes. Sistani and…give me a minute. Sistani. Qadafi wants to do business but he’s not popular and he’s certifiable.

16) It sounds pretty grim.

It is.

17) So how do we win hearts and minds?

I don’t know. I don’t think anyone does. Tom Barnett writes brilliantly about integrating third world countries into “the Core” of first world countries. But what if some people, like radical Islamists, have no interest in the Core? What if an 8th century lifestyle is more to their liking?

18) So you foresee a global conflagration?

Not really. A truly global conflagration can only happen if we and our putative allies continue to fund those who intend us harm. At some point, that will have to stop. For instance, I assume we weren’t buying Krupps coffee-makers from Germany in 1943. But I do see lots of blood before this thing is done and the military can happily go back to preparing for a conventional war with China that will never come.

19) Isn’t it a little unfair to focus on Islam’s bloody past while ignoring things like the Crusades?

Not entirely. If America were pondering invading the Middle East to secure the Holy Grail and convert infidels, the Crusades might have more relevance. The reason that Islam’s past is relevant is because the Prophet’s rationale for war is exactly the same as bin Laden’s and others of his ilk. Walid Phares says it’s like Lord of the Rings – bin Laden and his ilk just picked up a “ring” that’s been hanging around for centuries. They didn’t invent anything new.

September 18, 2006

Islamic lunacy know no bounds

Danish cartoons depicting Muhammed, Bush's use of the word "Islamofacists" (which teh blogosphere has been using for ages), and now the Pope quoting a 700 year-old quote have all resulted in an uproar in the Muslim community leading to murders, threats to Western civilization, and rioting in the streets.

That's some religion you got there.

I can't believe the islamo-jackholes have now taken on 'da freakin Pope'. Actually, this might work in our favor. When word of this gets out the Mob, devout Catholics, will take care of business. You won't hear aobut it in the news but all over the world terrorists will come up missing, camel heads will end up in Al-Qaeda operative's beds and mahimahi, wrapped in a suicide bomber's vest, will end on the doorsteps of deranged clerics.

I was disappointed when I heard the Pope was going to apologize, especially after I read that he had delayed his response to the response by the Islamo-tards over the Pope's speech. But, in a clear headed mannor, the Pope was regretful for the reaction to his speech but not the words he used. Way to go, Holy Father. Stick to your guns and let them know you aren't afraid of their chicken shit tactics.

In case you've been living in a spider hole or playing onine games all weekend here is the part of the Pope's speech that got the Islamist's suicide jackets in a wad:
Stressing that they were not his own words, he quoted Emperor Manuel II Paleologos of the Byzantine Empire, the Orthodox Christian empire which had its capital in what is now the Turkish city of Istanbul.

The emperor's words were, he said: "Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."

Benedict said "I quote" twice to stress the words were not his and added that violence was "incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul".

The Pope has requested that everyone read his transcript so that they will get the true context of his words and not the skewed opinion of the media. Sadly, there have been retaliatory deaths all over the world by Muslims who want to show that it is not prudent to speak out against the religion of peace.

Is there anyone out there, in their right mind, who does not see the futility in dealing with Islamic extremists? All it takes is a cartoon or 700 year-old text to put these assholes over the edge. Visit Michelle Malkin's Vent to see what the religion of peace is doing on behalf of Islam to protest the Pope.

The Difference Between Us & Them
The Religion of_____
This is what a real martyr looks like

Ironic, isn't it, that the European nations who are so tolerant to the Muslims are the ones who suffer the most? That is no accident.

UPDATE 9/19
Frontpage Magazine has a really good article by William Rees-Mogg about Islam and the Pope.

Awesome "Screw You" response from Australian . Prime Minister John Howard

September 14, 2006

Dog in Jail


Duane "Dog" Chapman is a celebrity icon here in Hawaii. He doesn't sing in Waikiki, he isn't a politician and he doesn't give surfing lessons on North Shore. He brings in bad guys- he is a bounty hunter.

Dog is a bail bondsman and his business Da Kine Bailbonds is featured on A&E. Dog and his family are on the constant search for bail jumpers and continually clean up the streets in Hawaii by bringing in ice heads, crack heads, rapists, and thugs. Although he is surrounded by a bad element, he treats his prisoners fairly, after eveyone has cooled down, and then he dispenses his Chicken Soup for the Soul Dog Style.

My 3 year old loves Dog and sings the song that opens the show. He recognizes not only Dog but also his family. At a recent autograph session at a Pearl Harbor Naval Base block party my son pointed Dog out and almost crapped his pull-up as he shouted his name.

Occasionally, Dog travels to the mainland to get bail jumpers who haul ass out of Honolulu International. I came across this story from Squiggler and I haven't checked the local news to read anything about it yet.

Armed Marshalls entered Dog residence yesterday morning at 6 a.m. and arrested him for a 2003 bounty Dog collected in Puerto Viarta. Dog grabbed convicted rapist Andrew Luster and brought him back to the states to serve out his 120+ year sentence. Evidently, it is against the law to bounty hunt in Mexico. This makes sense when you think about it. If bounty hunters were allowed access across the border the country's economy would take a turn for the worse as all the criminals were extradicted.

It is obvious the Mexican Government had it out for Dog. What cites me to anger is the fact that Mexico's government violates the United States immigration laws freely and openly but then gets a boner for Dog when he grabs a sexual predator douchebag across the border who needs to be locked up for the rest of his life.

FREE DOG!


** UPDATE **
15 September 2006

I found a really good article by local Hawaii Reporter columnist, Malia Zimmerman.

Zut Alores!

France was in for a revelation today when a video from Al-Queda's Ayman al-Zawahiri urged fellow Islamofacist assholes to
to sow fear "in the hearts of the traitors and the apostate sons of France" and to crush the "pillars of the Crusader alliance."
This came as quite a shocker to the people who thought that by turning against the United States on our War on Terror, distancing themselves from anything that might upset the insane Islamic leaders, and, basically, just being French would be enough to protect them from the brutality and backward thinking 100 million Muslims that want to kill infidels.

Whoops!

Listen up, and this goes for all you EU pansies and ultra-pathetic liberals who think you can reason with the sons of Allah- YOU CAN'T DO IT.

For example, take this comment by Rosie O'donnell:
...radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America
Really? Let's take a look at how awesome it would be for you, a lesbian, to live under Islamic rule:

Let it not be forgotten, after all, how countries ruled by Koranic law treat their homosexual citizens. Under the Taliban, Afghanistan put at least ten homosexuals to death; on New Year’s Day, 2002, our good friends in Saudi Arabia beheaded three men for sodomy. According to one report, Iran has executed several thousand men for homosexuality since 1979. Even in Egypt, with its relatively moderate and secular government, a widely publicized mass arrest of suspected homosexuals in early 2001 resulted in the torture and imprisonment of dozens of males as young as fifteen. And these figures are undoubtedly dwarfed by the annual number of "honor killings" of female family members who have strayed sexually (or who have shamed their families by being raped)–a form of murder that is so much a part of traditional Muslim culture that it goes unprosecuted even in relatively moderate Islamic countries like Jordan. In May 2002, Amnesty International reported that in Pakistan at least three honor killings occur every day, and that the perpetrators are usually not even arrested, although their identities tend to be known to family, neighbors, and even the police.
- Bruce Bawer

Unfortunately, O'Donnell isn't the only one suffering from dejected ignorance.

Concession, negotiation, and political correctness are all percieved as weakness by these delusional Islamic "crusaders". They would rather slit your throat than go through the trouble of kidnapping you and forcing a conversion to Islam on video tape.

You liberals and MSM douchbags who continue to undermine ways to protect this country just don't get it. Perhaps a line from the liberal entertainment industry will put it in perspective.

Listen. And understand. That terminator** is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead. -Kyle Reese



** Replace with Islamic militant jackhole

--- UPDATE ---
France just can't seem to get a break from the Islamofascist's asses they've been appeasing. SACRE BLEU!Al-Qaida joins Algerians against France

Howard Dean's nosedive

Everytime I see Dean I can't help but to remember his nosedive into psychpathic trauma when he gave his speech in Iowa a few years ago. Dave Chappelle captured the moment with tear jerking impunity.

Howard Dean's 'I have a Scream' Speech

September 11, 2006

Never Forget

I thought about what I was going to write about for a long time today. Today is a significant day of remembrance marking a 5 year path from an event that is so ingrained into our everyday lives that it seems impossible that any of us could ever forget what happened.

As I browsed the internet I saw many sites with memorials, some with movies outlining the events as they unfolded and still other sites clinging to the fanciful notion that Bush staged the whole thing to plunge us into a war with Iraq.

I still get chocked up when I see videos and images of that date that will truly live in infamy, but I chose not to talk about any of that today. I don’t need a reminder of the pain, confusion, anger and awe I felt on that morning and I doubt anyone else does either. I will read about the good, the bad, and the retarded in the news outlets but only by accident.

I think most patriots feel this way.

I did hang a flag on my lanai, to hell with the house rules. I also printed out a memorial and taped it to the back window of my truck that reads:

In Memorial of Todd Beamer
12/12/68 – 9/11/01
“Let’s Roll”


I hope that people stuck in traffic behind me will have a clue as to whom this courageous patriot is. If they don’t, I give them the same response I will give my resident manager if he tells me to take my flag down- “Go fuck yourself.”

Instead of a sad, tear jerking video of September 11th, I will show a vengeful video of retribution showing some insurgents meeting their maker. The final phrase by the pilot sums it up.

Insurgent streetwalkers get sent to Hell

September 7, 2006

Hilton makes an ass out of herself- again.

It was all the buzz today when Beverly Hills police arrested Paris Hilton on DUI charges. For the life of me I will never understand why this stupid, spoiled whore makes the news.

She has inherited millions as the heiress to the Hilton hotel chain and it is obvious she enjoys a life of luxury as she parades around the world making headlines wherever she goes. But is a vast inheritance just cause to make an ass out of yourself at every opportunity?

My amateur psychology opinion draws the conclusion that although she had lots of money and never had to do any real work, despite what the pathetic show "The Simple Life" tries to convey, I suspect that she was probably raised by a nanny or molested by one of her many coaches, instructors, or trainers. She jockeys for attention amidst the "entertainment" industry because she never got any real attention at home.

Now, for some reason, she is trying to get into the music business. Her first album, produced by her own (Daddy's) company, Heiress records, has been holding on at the bottom of the charts. Interestingly enough, a British prankster punked Hilton in the best way by altering the cover of her album and placing the 500 CD's in record stores. How apropos the title on the altered CD read "Why am I Famous?”

I would venture a guess that at least one of her songs will make it into a respectable position in the charts. Hell, if Ashlee Simpson can do it anyone can- I don't use the charts to gauge success anymore. It is all about catering to the lowest common denominator- impressionable youth with money to spend. What else could explain the successes of music entertainment hacks like Simpson (pick one), Timberlake, and Spears.

How many failed ventures will Hilton endure before realized she sucks at all of them? Her designs are ridiculous, her singing is atrocious, her television shows are embarrassing (for her), and her acting makes Keanu Reeves look good. It is a shame that she didn't kill herself while driving drunk and spare the world any more needless self absorbed publicity stunts. Harsh, isn’t it, to wish for the death of a “celebrity”. Nay, Hilton will be around for a long time- ridiculous people usually are.