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June 30, 2005

Actual Gitmo Abuse

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:07 AM

You may be surprised to learn that there actually is abuse going on at Guantanamo Bay. No, I'm not talking about the pampered terrorists with their special-order, gourmet halal meals, their ice cream treats, their free Muslim play-packs complete with prayer rug, prayer beads, prayer oil, and Korans that they can try to flush down the toilet. I'm talking about the American soldiers who are forced to deal with these animals.

Wiggins passed along an excellent tip to an article at Tech Central Station that ought to be required reading for fifth-column journalists and irresponsible moonbat Senators.

Among the behavior indulged in by the gentle jihadists who have so successfully conquered the hearts of our media:

  • Attacking American soldiers at every opportunity, attempting to reach under face masks in order to gouge eyes and tear mouths.
  • Making weapons and attempting to stab American soldiers with them.
  • Attempting to grab and break limbs when American soldiers pass them their excessively generous meals.
  • Bragging openly of their desire to kill Americans.
  • Making threats such as one to use the Internet to track down the location of MPs' homes and break into their houses at night to "cut the throats of them and their families like sheep" — threats that cannot be taken lightly when you consider that 10 detainees released from Gitmo were later killed or recaptured while fighting Americans, or have otherwise been determined to have resumed terrorist activities.
  • Spitting at American soldiers.
  • Urinating at American soldiers.
  • Flinging semen and feces at American soldiers.

Not the nicest behavior, but what do you expect? These are the sort of people who would hijack passenger planes and fly them into office towers full of innocent civilians. But they don't deserve any less respect than liberals who side with them against their own country.



June 29, 2005

The Superior Wisdom of the Intellectual Elite

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:02 AM

I'm not interested in 9/11 . . . it's too small, history overwhelms it. The history of the world is like: He kills me, I kill him, only with different cosmetics and different castings. So in 2001, some fanatics killed some Americans, and now some Americans are killing some Iraqis. And in my childhood, some Nazis killed Jews. And now, some Jewish people and some Palestinians are killing each other. Political questions, if you go back thousands of years, are ephemeral, not important. History is the same thing over and over again.

If a plumber said something this shallow, foolish and insanely simplistic, any reasonable person would assume he was mentally retarded. But these aren't the gibberings of a mental defective. They are nuggets of wisdom, cast down from on high by the quintessential New York intellectual, the very embodiment of smirking aren't-I-cute cultural elitism. They are the words of Woody Allen to the German magazine Der Spiegel, as quoted in the New York Post.

I'm glad Allen set me straight. I had thought 9/11 was kind of a big deal. Now I know the 3,000 lives lost can be dismissed with a shrug. No wonder liberals don't think the War on Terror is worth fighting.

Another mistake I made: I thought there was a moral difference between terrorists deliberately killing civilians to sow chaos, and soldiers killing terrorists to defend democracy. I also thought there was a difference between Nazi gassing Jews, and Jews attempting to defend their country.

How unsophisticated of me. As if there really were a distinction between good and evil, right and wrong. There is only chic and unchic. The rest is for the peasants to worry about.

Seen in light of Allen's words of wisdom, the whole philosophy of the liberal elite — the people with almost total control of the mainstream media, as well as academia — begins to make sense. Once you get your head around the idea that they think it's gauche to distinguish between good and evil, the rest of their views have a depraved kind of logic.

I wish I could say these people were idiots. Then I would be able to think better of them.

Thanks to V the K of Caption This! for the tip.

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Common law step-daughter, wife, what's the difference?



June 28, 2005

Is This Really Necessary?

Posted by Dave Blount at 9:42 PM

What, you don't want your kids to see this when they look out the window? What are you, intolerant? From Conservative Life, via Crystal Clear:

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Toronto gay pride parade.



The €10 Tribute to the Greatness of America

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:59 AM

One measure of America's greatness is the nature of its enemies. If you're against America, what are you for?

Being against America used to mean being in favor of communism. To this day you will see ineptly groomed moonbats slinking around in Che Guevara t-shirts, in homage to the profoundly evil ideology that has killed tens of millions and enslaved hundreds of millions more.

Although anti-American leftists are not known for being up to the minute — or even up to the century — in their understanding of the world around them, some do realize that the primary demon America is at odds with is no longer communism, but Islamofascist terrorism. Despite the fact that this sociopathic ideology stands diametrically opposed to everything liberals will tell you they believe in, events since 9/11 have shown that any enemy of their enemy can count on their friendship.

As valuable as the propaganda assistance of Newsweek and Senator Durbin has been to al Qaeda, some on the Left have opted for more direct support of their new cause. Code Pink raised money for the insurgents that it required a major operation to flush out of Fallujah. Left-leaning groups in Western Europe — a region of the world that is wealthy and free because Americans fought and died to keep it that way — have started a "Ten Euros for the Resistance" campaign to raise money for the terrorists who every day kill innocent civilians in their quest to destroy Iraq's fledgling democracy and replace it with another terror-nurturing Taliban.

The screwballs behind "Ten Euros" are a diverse lot — Marxists, fascists, etc. — but they all have one thing in common. According to Lorenzo Vidino, a terrorism analyst, "The glue that binds them together is anti-Americanism."

Anti-Americanism does seem to be the glue, or at least the lowest common denominator, linking everything that is evil, repressive, decadent, corrupt, pathetic, and/or vile. How great must America be to earn the enmity of everything from fascism, communism, and radical Islam to Hollywood moonbattery, posturing Euroweenies, the United Nations, and the leftward fringes of the Democratic Party?

Hat tip: TMH's Bacon Bits, Cao's Blog



June 27, 2005

Resistance Growing to Ground Zero Desecration

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:57 AM

More than a few relatives of 9/11 victims are outraged and disgusted by plans to build an "International Freedom Center museum" featuring anti-American propaganda at Ground Zero.

"I have no remains of my husband, and to me that's sacred ground," Rachel O'Brien was quoted by AP. Her husband Michael worked for Cantor Fitzgerald. "That's the last place he was, and I think that the whole area should be all about what happened on that day."

"I don't think that there should be anything else there but a memorial to those people," said Edmund Caviasco, whose daughter Jean De Palma died at the WTC.

Of course, there are those who disagree.

"9-11 should not be something you treat with kid gloves," said Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International — who is a principal adviser to the museum. "It should be something you debate, that you talk about, that we explore, that we use as a way to think about our position in the world."

Here's what Newsweek International thinks of our position in the world:

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Zakaria is hardly the only representative of the far left involved in this "Freedom Center" abomination. The main instigator, Hollywood financier Tom Bernstein, has been president for Human Rights First for 12 years. This organization has actually sued our Secretary of Defense on behalf of terrorists.

If you agree that allowing people of this ilk to take over Ground Zero is absolutely unthinkable, head over to Take Back the Memorial and sign this petition:

To Governor George Pataki, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation:
We, the undersigned, believe that the World Trade Center Memorial should stand as a solemn remembrance of those who died on September 11th, 2001, and not as a journey of history's "failures" or as a debate about domestic and foreign policy in the post-9/11 world. Political discussions have no place at the World Trade Center September 11th memorial, and the International Freedom Center honors no one by making excuses for the perpetrators of this heinous crime. The memorial should be about what happened that day, about the brave heroes who risked their lives so selflessly, and about the innocent lives that were lost... nothing more.
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Cross-posted at The Wide Awakes



June 26, 2005

Still More Hillary Photojournalism

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:31 PM

Via BlogMeister USA:

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More Hillary Photojournalism

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:28 PM

Via Caption This!:

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June 25, 2005

Can Hillary Be Trusted?

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:05 PM

Via Registered Media:

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June 24, 2005

Dems Feign Outrage at Rove's Mild Remarks

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:36 AM

Last week the Democratic Party's Number Two in the Senate, Dick "Vermin" Durbin, compared America to Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany, and the Khmer Rouge. His fellow Democratic Senators pointedly failed to object to Durbin's hyperbolic calumnies, typically not seeming to mind their high propaganda value to America's terrorist enemies. Evidently enjoying the publicity, Durbin steadfastly refused to apologize — until his buddy and fellow pro-abortion "Catholic" Richard Daley, Mayor of Chicago, referred to Durbin's ravings as "a disgrace" (hat tip: In a Disorderly Fashion). Durbin responded in a truly contemptible fashion, weeping and blubbering in front of cameras as he expressed his undying love for the troops he had been methodically knifing in the back.

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Caught once again with egg on their faces, the Dhimmicrats are responding as you might expect, by going into attack mode. The problem is, they have no ammunition. Ideally they would highlight a Republican making comments comparably irresponsible and despicable. But since that is unlikely to happen in our lifetimes, they had to make do.

In a speech before New York State's Conservative Party, Karl Rove observed that "liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers" whereas conservatives, "saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."

Is this outrageous? Acknowledging that Rove meant "offer therapy" in a metaphorical sense, and that the context pertained to liberals of the MoveOn.org stripe, is it even disputable?

But apparently it's the most controversial remark the Dems could get out of the mouth of a Republican, because this is the ball they feel compelled to run with.

Charles "Chuck the Schmuck" Schumer opportunistically capitalized on 9/11 by accusing Rove of opportunistically capitalizing on 9/11. New York's other unfortunate Senate pick, Hillary "Shrillary Rotten" Clinton, demanded that Donald Rumsfeld repudiate the supposedly "insulting" comment. Harry "The Body" Reid absurdly demanded that Rove either grovel in apology or resign.

Obviously having no reason to apologize, Republicans took advantage of the opportunity their politically inept opponents handed them to elaborate.

"The Republican leadership priority is to have our troops hunt down, kill or capture terrorists before they try to attack us again at home," said Ron Bonjean, spokesman for House Speaker Dennis Hastert. "The Democratic leadership priority is to actively engage in the politics of division and distraction that can undermine our national security in favor of a left-wing agenda."

He was too polite to add that the left-wing agenda is not the only one that is favored over national security by prominent Democrats who spew anti-American propaganda to the delight of al Jazeera; al Qaeda's is favored as well. But whatever liberal elitists may think of them, most voters are smart enough to connect the dots.

Come on, Dems. Put up a fight. Make it fun. You're going out like Mike Tyson.



June 23, 2005

Moonbats Discover Sinister Bush Plot

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:34 AM

Bad news: the San Diego Independent Media Center reports that President Bush is scheming to cause California to slide into the sea.

Please excuse the grammar, spelling, and screaming as "reality-based community" member "toodles" explains in his/her own words:

BUSH HAS TECTONIC AND OTHER ENMOD WEAPONS IN PLACE AND YOU ARE LIVING IN A ZONE THAT MAKES YOU A PRIME TARGET OF THIS FOREIGN GOVT WHICH HAS TAKEN OVER AND KCAN KIL KILL KILL AS LONG AS THEY DO NOT GET CAUGHT...
HEY CALIFORNIA bUSH HAS TECTONIC WEAPONRY AND HE HAS BEEN TESTING IT ON EVERYONE HERE FOR HIS BOSSES WHO THINK WE OWE THEM SO MUCH MONEY THE ONLY WAY WE CAN PAY IS TO LET THEM EXPERIMENT ON US AND OUT KIDS....SEE WWW.BEYONDTREASON.COM.
YOU BETTER WAKE UP BECAUSE BUSH IS AFTER ONLY A COUPLE THINGS REALLY, MONEY, AND AS MANY PEOPLE DEAD AS HE CAN KILL AND NOT GET CAUGHT DOPING IT. ALL THE VETS OVERSEAS NOW ARE DEAD MEAT BECAUSE THEY ARE BREATHING RADIOACTIVE DUST THAT ENSURES EVEN IF THEY COME BACK HERE THEY WILL BE DEAD RIGHHT QUICK.
YOU BETTER WAKE UP CVALIFORNIA AND GIVE UP YOUR IDEALS OF FREEDOM AND SUCH--MEDICAL MARIJUANA WHAT A JOKE YOU ARE LIVING IN A DICTATORSHIP AND DO NOT FORGET IT. BUSH NEEDS A MILLION OS SO MORE DEAD SOON, HE IUS WAY BEHIND SCHEDULE, AND HIS MAIN GOAL REALLY IS CLEARING OUT A LOT OF PEOPLE.
HE HAS BEEN PLAYING WITH EARTHQUAKES THERE NOW FOR GONG ON 5 YEARS, MANY OF US HAVE BEEN WATCHING, AND IF YOU CAN LEAVE CALIFORNIA NOW DO IT BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE THE SCUMBAG IS GOING TO CAUSE SOME MORE TECTONICS LIKE TSUNAMI BUT WORSE AND JUST DIMP A BUNCH OF YOUR STATE AND ALL YOU DEMOCRAT VOTERS RIGHT INTO THE DRINK. SAYONARA YA'ALL.

Not since he caused last year's Sumatra tsunami has President Bush indulged in such a wicked plot. He probably knows that not even tinfoil hats can protect you from tectonic weapons. Run while you can!

Thanks to V the K of Caption This! for passing along the warning.



June 22, 2005

Koran to Be Used Instead of Bible in US Courts?

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:16 AM

CAIR, the Islamic advocacy group with documented terrorist ties that successfully arm-twisted Fox into rewriting an episode of 24 so as to turn it into maudlin pro-Muslim propaganda, is now demanding that North Carolina judges allow people to swear on the Koran in courtrooms.

Sounding remarkably, if not surprisingly, like their allies in the ACLU, CAIR has proclaimed that using the Bible represents "an inappropriate state endorsement of religion." This from advocates of a religion that holds that non-Muslims should have legal status just above slaves, if they are tolerated at all.

As usual, the "state endorsement of religion" argument is a total sham. Those who do not want to swear on the Bible can make an affirmation instead, with no Bibles involved.

CAIR doesn't like it that in our culture, the term Holy Scriptures applies to the Bible. But if they want to live in a culture dominated by Islam, they are more than welcome to move to Saudi Arabia. If Muslims can swear on Korans, why not have Scientologists swear on L. Ron Hubbard novels? The idea of course is to use our own moonbattery to undermine Christianity and to force our society to pay obeisance to the lovely Religion of Peace that inspired 9/11.

Speaking of 9/11, what are the chances that North Carolina would even consider allowing people to swear on Korans as if they were Bibles prior to that horrific event? It looks like terrorism works — provided we let it.



June 21, 2005

Lethal Moonbattery

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:54 PM

Sure moonbattery is good for a laugh; I can't even look at Dennis Kucinich without breaking into guffaws. But we don't want to forget that moonbattery can be lethal, both to its adherents, and to those unfortunate enough to find themselves surrounded by it.

I'm not talking about the gruesome fruits of the evil ideologies moonbats support, either openly or tacitly. Most everyone knows that communism and Islamofascism are good for only two things: enslaving people and making people dead. But what some don't realize is that even your garden variety patchouli-stinking Deaniac may be walking hand in hand with the Grim Reaper.

V the K of Caption This! and Billy Budd of American Dinosaur both passed along a link to the obituary of a dead moonbat in Tucson whose very flakiness apparently caused his heart to fail:

He had strong political opinions and followed Amy Goodman's radio broadcast "Democracy Now." Alas the stolen election of 2000 and living with right-winged Americans finally brought him to his early demise. Stress from living in this unjust country brought about several heart attacks rendering him disabled.

Evidently "disabled" means "dead" in this context.

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Corwyn (Cory) William Zimbleman, severely disabled moonbat.

On a less amusing note, TripleNeckSteel at Rantings of a Bitter Man reports that a police officer died in the line of duty during a scuffle with Luddite kooks protesting against the same biotechnology that keeps the pampered little fools so well fed.

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Chaos in Philadelphia.

Maybe the Government ought to mandate warning labels on Birkenstocks and copies of the New York Times: "Caution: Moonbattery can be hazardous to human health."



Abortionist Eats Fetuses

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:44 AM

One reason people give for supporting the Supreme Court's decision to pretend the Constitution grants a right to abortion is that without this fictitious right, women aspiring to rid themselves of inconvenient children without going through the rigors of adoption might have to resort to back alley abortion clinics. But I doubt if any could be more dismal or less hygienic than the one run by Krishna Rajanna in Kansas City.

After two years of investigation, Rajanna's license was suspended earlier this month when his abortion clinic was found to be a filthy house of horrors, littered with trash, crawling with roaches. Biohazard waste was taken home for residential trash pickup. Sterilization was accomplished by two dishwashers situated next to the staff toilet. Police detective William Howard described the blood-stained killing room as "nasty."

As for the fetuses, some were flushed down the toilet, others were stored in Styrofoam cups in a refrigerator along with food. The good doctor reportedly microwaved the little critters and stirred them in with his lunch.

Good thing an aborted baby only looks like a human.

The conditions at Rajanna's clinic prompted the Kansas state legislature to pass legislation to prevent such abysmal conditions at abortion clinics, but Governor Kathleen Sebelius, an abortion rights activist, vetoed the measure, possibly on the assumption that a step away from anarchy is a step in the wrong direction where abortion is concerned.



June 20, 2005

Kooky Conyers and His Kangaroo Court

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:09 AM

As the Democratic Party continues its commendable efforts to drive all reasonable voters into the waiting arms of the Republicans, we don't want to let Dick Durbin and his Senate colleagues hog all the credit. John Conyers and friends have been doing some remarkable work in the House.

Last week Conyers and two dozen of his Democratic playmates, bored with the all the tedious grownup stuff going on upstairs, went down in the basement of the Capitol to play kangaroo court. C-SPAN even played along for awhile, televising their make-believe impeachment enquiry.

Conyers banged a gavel and got the other kids, I mean Congressmen, to call him "Mr. Chairman" as they pretended that a small conference room was the Judiciary Committee hearing room. Apparently aware that Conyers was making a complete fool of himself, his staff entreated him to end the session, but "Mr. Chairman" was having too much fun to listen.

Not surprisingly the playtime proceedings did not go well for President Bush, who was found to have gotten us into a war with the mild-mannered terrorists based on false pretenses. But the real villain turned out to be the sneaky Jews, who evidently have been pulling the President's strings to promote their own nefarious agenda of self-preservation.

An overflow crowd watched the hearing on TV at Democratic Party headquarters, where activists handed out documents supporting the theory that these same sneaky Jews were also behind 9/11. When the C-SPAN feed ended after only an hour, one activist shouted "Conspiracy!"

Other highlights of the event included someone accidentally turning off the lights, a flag getting knocked down, and a former State Department worker proposing that criminal charges be brought against Bush officials.

Fortunately for all of us, the Democrats are a minority; Conyers' little game was strictly a show trial, with no legal standing.

There was no word from Conyers on what happened to the turkeys his staff apparently stole from charity.

Hat tip: Little Green Footballs, with thanks to V the K of Caption This! for the tip.



June 19, 2005

Club Gitmo Spa-Boy

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:40 PM

With thanks to V the K of Caption This!:

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Durbin the Turban plays spa-boy to Osama bin Laden at Club Gitmo.



Sound off on Dick Durbin

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:44 AM

If you are thoroughly infuriated by the attempt of the Democratic Party's Number 2 man in the Senate to equate the United States with genocidal socialist regimes in Russia, Germany, and Cambodia — and by the tacit acceptance of Durbin's deranged and despicable views by his fellow Senators — you might want to blow off a little steam in a constructive way by writing your own representatives in the Senate and demanding that Durbin be officially censured for his rhetorical outrages.

Contact information for your Senators can be found here.

Here's a good sample letter to the entire Senate, via Ankle Biting Pundits:

Ladies and Gentlemen:
I want to share with you the unbridled contempt I feel for one of your members, Senator Durbin.
Were his remarks not so repugnant, I would not trouble you with my concerns. To compare holding someone without air conditioning to the deathcamps of Auschwitz is, at once, an insult to the entire military, a trivialization of the holocaust, one of history's great outrages as well as just plain ludicrous.
Before the 20th century the entire world existed without airconditioning, whether they were in Cuba, Iraq or the United States.
My outrage, however is not directed solely at Senator Durbin. It is directed at each of you who stands idly by and allows this odious comment to stand. I know historically the Senate is "an old boys club" (apologies, ladies) where one does not speak ill of another senator. That each of you choose to honor that, rather than speak out for the American military, disgusts me. I reserve particular disgust for Senators Feinstein, Lieberman, Schumer and Feingold (sorry if I've overlooked someone). In the last century members of your faith were in fact tortured solely because of that faith and you stand by and allow that to be trivialized by a member of your own party. You put party above principle and I am ashamed of you.
So, too, am I especially ashamed of Senator Clinton. You want to be President. You want to be commander in chief of the U.S. military. At first you said you were not familiar with Senator Durbin's comments. When read to you, you had no comment.
Really.
What kind of person are you? You want to become leader of the country, yet you can't recognize a reprehensible statement when you hear it? You can't see the insult to the fine Americans who comprise our military? the trivialization of the most horrible outrages of the last century, the death camps, the gulags and the killing fields? Are you that morally tone deaf or does your loyalty to self and party override your judgment? Either way, that certainly does not suggest someone capable of leading a great nation and a great people.
These comments apply equally to Senators Kerry and McCain. Both of you wore your country's uniform and you took pride in that. Or at least you tell us you did every time you stand for election. Have you no comment? Have you no shame?
As recently as a half century ago, your predecessors stood tall against the outrageous comments of Senator Joseph McCarthy. How sad it is to see that fifty years later there is not a single one of you willing to censure Senator Durbin.
I am, at this moment, sorry I am not a resident of each of the 50 states. It would be my pleasure to vote against each and every one of you when next you are on the ballot. Regardless of party, I doubt we could do any worse replacing any of you with someone new. Perhaps we might get lucky and find 100 men and women willing to stand up for the country regardless of their political differences. Fifty years ago, we could. I pray we one day will again.
Sincerely,
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June 18, 2005

PETA Employees Arrested for Cruelty to Animals

Posted by Dave Blount at 2:45 PM

Almost everyone has some redeeming quality. Take PETA moonbats. They may be wacky in the extreme, supportive of violence, and generally hostile to the human race, but at least they're kind to animals, right?

Well, not always.

HamptonRoads.com reports that two PETA employees have been arrested on animal cruelty charges when they were caught dumping dead dogs in a grocery store's garbage container. After telling veterinarians that they would find homes for orphaned animals, the PETA people would inject them with lethal drugs that they were not supposed to have and then illegally dump the carcasses.

The victims included some "very adoptable" kittens.

"Some animals have to be euthanized," said animal cruelty investigator Karen Cole. "But the way this crowd did it is sick."

PETA has suspended one of the employees, both of whom are out on bail.

For a variety of takes on this story, check out American Warmonger.



June 17, 2005

A Quick Reminder for Senator Durbin

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:52 AM

Senator Dick Durbin has recently gone on the record (PDF) comparing the almost obsequious treatment of the terrorists interned at Guantanamo Bay to the ghastly crimes of the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and the Khmer Rouge. He sites air conditioning that was adjusted too high or turned off and loud music as inhumane torments the poor jihadists were forced to endure. V the K of Caption This! fisked his remarks nicely here.

Here are a few photographs that might refresh Senator Durbin's memory as to what he is saying when he compares Americans to communists and Nazis:

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Victims of Stalin's deliberately engineered famines.

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A mass grave at Auschwitz.

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The Khmer Rouge's handiwork.

What are the chances that anyone in these pictures spent their last days complaining that their air conditioning wasn't adjusted properly?

I can't explain the surreal hyperbole surrounding the supposed abuse of terrorists, other than to say it's a matter of psychopathology as much as politics. At least some of the irresponsible fools in the chorus Durbin has joined must be aware that they are not only insulting and demoralizing both our troops and our country; they are not only providing critical propaganda support to al Qaeda and impeding the Government's ability to prevent the next 9/11; they are also trivializing the horrors that the profoundly evil ideologies of communism and fascism have inflicted on millions of innocent victims. What sort of sickness makes them want to do that?

Cross-posted at The Wide Awakes.



June 16, 2005

Leftists Plan to Desecrate Ground Zero

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:43 AM

A piece in the Wall Street Journal provides further evidence that where the Left is concerned, absolutely nothing is sacred — not even Ground Zero.

That's where they plan to erect an "International Freedom Center," which will not commemorate the victims of 9/11, nor the heroes who died trying to save them, but instead will honor the grotesque, America-hating ideology of the limousine liberals behind the project.

Future tourists who travel to New York to see a 9/11 memorial will instead find themselves looking at high tech representations of dark occurrences from American history. The immeasurably greater sins of communists and Nazis will also be represented, as if to link them to past American misdeeds in viewers' minds. What this has to do with 9/11 is anyone's guess. But given the bankrollers, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise.

The main figure behind this tasteless project is Tom Bernstein, a Hollywood financier who for the last 12 years has been president of the anti-American, pro-terrorist organization Human Rights First, which has joined with the ACLU in waging war by lawsuit against the United States Government on behalf of the people who created the two holes in the ground where he wants to build his shrine to left-wing sanctimony.

Other major players include Michael Posner (another militant moonbat from Human Rights First), Anthony Romero (executive director of the ACLU), Eric Foner (a professor whose rabidly anti-American views are appalling even by Columbia's standards), and George Soros, the zillionaire mental case who has personally bankrolled the Democratic Party's current lurch toward the lunatic Left. All of these people have made it abundantly clear that they are not on America's side in the War on Terror.

So far as I know, Osama bin Laden himself hasn't ponied up any money for the project — but then he already did his part.

In a token nod to the fact that visitors to the site will be much more interested in a 9/11 memorial than in being preached at by kooks, there will also be a separate Memorial Center — one sixth the size of the IFC. Most objects reclaimed from Ground Zero after 9/11 will be absent. There won't be enough room for them.

Patriotic Americans who come to Ground Zero to pay homage to our fallen heroes will find themselves being sneered at by liberal elite ideologues. Unfortunately it seems New York has no obscenity statutes that can be applied.

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The heroes are gone now — and al Qaeda's leftist allies plan to spit on the ashes.



June 15, 2005

Islamist Hate Group to Provide "Sensitivity Training" to Police

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:21 AM

BayouBuzz.com reports that Dennis Muhammad, the security chief for Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam, has been hired to provide "sensitivity training" to the New Orleans Police Department.

Nation of Islam is among the most vehemently and obnoxiously racist organizations in the USA. Their hostility toward Caucasians, Christians, and Jews is voracious and thoroughly documented. Their leadership is well known to be utterly insane.

Here are some examples of the sort of wisdom taxpayers are shelling out $15,000 to have imparted to the New Orleans police:

  • Whites are "blue eyed devils."
  • Jews are "bloodsuckers."
  • Judaism is a "gutter religion."
  • Hitler was a "great man."

A little theology from Farrakhan's chief spokesman Khallid Muhammad:

The old no-good Pope — you know that cracker, somebody need to raise that dress up and see what's really under there. Jesus was right; you're nothing but liars. The book of Revelations is right; you're from the Synagogue of Satan.

Here's Loony Lou himself on the topic of race relations:

It is an act of mercy to white people that we end your world. . . . We must end your world and bring in a new world.

The founder of Nation of Islam believed that Caucasians were created by an evil black scientist, and will be destroyed by a space ship. According to Discover the Networks, Farrakhan has paid court in the bleakest corners of totalitarian hell, hobnobbing with the terror-supporting dictators of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Sudan, and has asserted that Osama bin Laden was not to blame for 9/11.

This side of al Qaeda, a more profoundly evil organization than Nation of Islam would be difficult to imagine. These are the people whose attitudes are to be pumped into the heads of New Orleans police officers. Something to keep in mind when you're planning your next vacation.

Hat tip: Drudge Report.



June 14, 2005

Slipperier Than a Greased Eel

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:51 PM

Well, did he release his military records or didn't he? Trying to extract information from John Kerry is like grabbing algae from a vat full of Valvoline. Evidently some material has been released, but enquiring minds are still wondering about his discharge status, how he got his medals, and how it came to be "seared into his memory" that he spent Christmas 1968 in Cambodia, even though he couldn't have been there. Cao's Blog has the latest details.



Pow-wows in the Hamptons?

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:07 AM

You have probably heard moonbats declare that Americans aren't really Americans because most of us have ancestors who were not Americans, and therefore we should all "go back to Europe" — where some but by no means all of our ancestors once lived — and let descendants of the people who dominated the Western Hemisphere hundreds of years ago have the land to themselves.

Of course, politically correct hyphenations aside, we are not European or anything else other than American. Every nationality has ancestors that came from somewhere else. Where exactly are we supposed to go back to when we've lived here our whole lives? Our ancestors aren't from some specific place where we can all go and live; most of us have ancestors from all over the place. Besides, if we and our less distant ancestors settled and developed this land, who could possibly have more right to it than we do?

Still, the bizarre phenomenon known as moonbattery causes people to spout this "Americans out of America" proposal, safe in the knowledge that it is so absurd, no one will ever ask them to put up or shut up. But that can't be said of the fashionably left-leaning ultrarich who make the Hamptons their playground.

Newsday reports that Long Island's Shinnecock Indians are going to court to claim 3,600 acres of some of the most exclusive real estate in the world. The Hamptons turf they are laying claim to includes the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, which in addition to being one of the most prestigious in the country (it has hosted three U.S. Opens), lends credence to the Indians' claim by its very name.

In addition to monetary compensation for the fair market value of the land, the suit seeks 150 years in past rent and interest; the total figure should reach "well into the billions of dollars."

That should buy off quite a lot of white guilt. But of course guilt, like greed, is never satiated; the more it eats, the hungrier it becomes. And besides, it's not like the limousine liberals who dominate the Hamptons will foot the bill if the suit succeeds. That will fall to the humble state taxpayers.

Unless of course Hamptons residents want to get back on the Mayflower and sail home so the Indians can have the land back. Stupid suggestion? I'll bet Ward Churchill doesn't think so.

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Exhibit A for the plaintiffs.



June 13, 2005

How Much Is It Worth Not to Be Caucasian?

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:30 AM

Suburban New York's Journal News reports that the state Division of Human Rights is suing the Sparrow Ridge Homeowners Association in Putnam County for supposedly discriminating against a tenant because she has children who are part Hispanic.

Janet Lyons is lusting after "unspecified compensatory damages" because neighbors complained about her ill-mannered children. This is in addition to "$10,000 in punitive damages against the association; civil fines and penalties of up to $100,000; mandatory training on fair housing laws; and other measures" called for in the suit.

The crimes committed against her downtrodden kids include being scolded for using a basketball hoop near a garbage bin and for walking dogs in an area where pets aren't allowed.

Once the former board president of the association actually went so far as to ask the rowdy children "who they were, where they lived and what they were doing."

In another incident, a townhome owner told Lyons' son not to walk on the grass between buildings, reducing the poor urchin to tears.

So let this be a lesson: unless you can be sure that misbehaving children are pure blood Caucasians, you had better let them run rampant. Otherwise the state government just might sue you into the ground.

Thanks to Wiggins for the lead.



June 12, 2005

Great Howard Dean Resource

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:16 PM

Are you having a hard time keeping track of all the obnoxious idiocies that have been erupting from Howard Dean's unstoppable mouth lately? If so, you should find Howard Deanschisms a very useful resource.

The site is composed of key Dean quotations, with the best parts in bold. The quotes are dated and hyperlinked to sources. Occasionally some informative annotation is added, as in this one:

Republicans are "a pretty monolithic party. They all behave the same. They all look the same. It's pretty much a white Christian party." June 6, 2005.
GOP Party Chairman Ken Mehlman joked that "a lot of folks who attended my Bar Mitzvah would be surprised" he heads a Christian party.

There are even multimedia links and a quick Dean bio. Thanks Lilly and Vince, for providing such an informative service.

Hat tip: Cynical Nation; image compliments of Wiggins.

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NY Times Redefines Hypocrisy

Posted by Dave Blount at 1:54 PM

The New York Times has published still another lengthy propaganda piece harping on supposed abuse of the coddled terrorists in US custody.

Why is this worth mentioning? Because the article is accompanied by some mediocre, vaguely kinky photographs by Andres Serrano.

You may recall that the loudest claims of abuse at Guantanamo Bay have entailed US soldiers allegedly showing disrespect toward Korans, which of course Muslims regard as holy. Americans were even accused of flushing a Koran down a toilet, though it turned out it was the terrorists themselves who tried to pull that stunt. One American guard inadvertently relieved himself too close to an air vent, and supposedly got a couple of drops of urine on a Koran, completely by accident — of course he was punished for this.

You may also recall that Serrano's claim to fame is Piss Christ, a photograph of a crucifix suspended in urine. Even writers for the Gray Lady probably have some vague awareness that the crucifix is regarded as holy by Christians.

The NY Times has one thing going for it. You can't spoof this publication.

Hat Tip: Little Green Footballs.

Cross-posted at The Wide Awakes.



Carnival of the Clueless

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:49 PM

Rick Moran of Rightwing Nuthouse has announced a promising new weekly event: The Carnival of the Clueless.

Submitted posts should "highlight the total stupidity of a public figure or organization — either left or right — that demonstrates that special kind of cluelessness that only someone's mother could defend…and maybe not even their mothers."

The deadline for this week's carnival is Monday at 10 PM EDT. You can submit via Ferdinand the Cat's Carnival Submission Form.

Whether or not you have a post to submit, check back at Rightwing Nuthouse during the week to see what turns up. This is sure to attract some interesting material.



June 11, 2005

Naked Moonbats on Wheels

Posted by Dave Blount at 11:24 AM

A friendly warning: if you are disturbed by the idea of large numbers of sweaty lunatics, some of them probably aging hippies, riding around naked on bicycles, today might be a good day to stay indoors with the curtains drawn — at least if you live in one of the cities where the World Naked Bike Ride is scheduled to take place.

American cities include most of the usual suspects: San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Boulder, Burlington, etc — in short, wherever moonbats can be found in heavy concentrations. Organizers in Ashville, North Carolina have put up a particularly informative site.

Participants can ride partially or fully naked, and are encouraged to bring flyers and signs, or to paint their bodies, so as to protest "the occupation/war in Iraq, gas prices and the suppression of our freedoms."

Bicycle seats are evidently optional, judging by the expressions on some of the faces that can be seen in pictures from past naked bike ride protests.

Hat tip: V the K.

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Weak stomach alert: Pictures on the sites linked above are uncensored!



June 10, 2005

The Fruits of Fruitcake Ideologies

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:10 AM

It may seem that the cartoonishly hyperbolic and utterly groundless anti-American rhetoric spewed by privileged liberal elite phonies through our media and universities — although it often harmonizes perfectly with the harangues used to motivate their unlikely allies, Islamofascist terrorists — is just a lot of harmless noise. Maybe an imam in the Middle East can use down-with-America diatribes to turn young men into homicidal maniacs, but over here, it's just a pose, right?

Right — and wrong.

Many grown adults who continue to cling to the adolescent ideology of the Left need to lean on irony. But even if they can look you in the face and tell you that 9/11 was about the "haves and have-nots" without smirking, there's not much chance they'll give up their Club Med vacations for stints at terrorist training camps, if only because deep down most of them know that their point of view is a fashion accessory, and if The New Yorker changed its editorial policy, their professed beliefs would quickly follow suit.

But teenagers don't have the balance and perspective that comes with accepting yourself as a total fraud. When they adopt a pose, they are likely to think it's real. So when you force-feed the young a constant diet of anti-American propaganda — as our media and schools do — the troubles and confusion that often accompany the adolescent years can result in a very dangerous sociopathology that might last into adulthood with disastrous results.

Take the case of Adam Gadahn — the demon offspring of tie-dyed moonbattery and radical Islam. Without these corrosive ideologies, he might have been just another messed-up kid who eventually got his act together. Instead he turned out to be a monster — a breed of monster we may be seeing more of in the future.

Apparently the same person now known as "Azzam the American," Gadahn was born Adam Pearlman, the son of a 1960s psychedelic musician. He was raised on an Orange County goat farm.

At the age of 17, he traded heavy metal and Christianity for Islam. The local mosque booted him out for attacking an employee, but he apparently found Muslims closer to his own wavelength when he left the USA for Pakistan, where he was associated with al Qaeda honcho Abu Zubaydah. He attended terrorist training camps in Afghanistan.

Here's some of the wisdom Gadahn shared with the world in a video obtained by ABC News:

After decades of American tyranny and oppression, now it's your turn to die. Allah willing, the streets of America will run red with blood matching drop for drop the blood of America's victims.

Noam Chomsky meets Osama bin Laden.

"He's so angry at the United States, that he's obligated to seek revenge," said former FBI agent Jack Cloonan.

Not knowing what earthly reason he would have to be so angry at the USA, I can only guess that the anger came first, then came the channeling of that anger against America, which made him prime recruiting material for radical Islam. The world is always going to have its shared of pissed-off young men with too much testosterone and not enough self-esteem. Now instead of getting mad at their parents or teachers and maybe dropping out of school, they can apply their anger to something grand: hatred of America. Instead of a loser dropout you have a loser terrorist, one who might end up setting loose the biological agent that kills half the country.

Maybe this analysis is off the mark with Gadahn. I'll admit I'm making some assumptions. But if it doesn't fit him, I'll bet it fits others. Remember Johnny Taliban — who was first drawn to Islam by moonbat icon Spike Lee's Malcolm X?

Anti-Americanism is just a fashionable pose to some. But we shouldn't forget that there are people who will take the Michael Moore rhetoric seriously. It's not hard for moonbattery to escalate from a mild sickness to a deadly disease.

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Adam Gadahn — Bastard child of radical Islam and left-wing lunacy?



June 9, 2005

Revised Kerry Records

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:56 AM

Now that the 180 has been signed, Kerry's staff has been working feverishly to prepare his military records for the public. This photo was just released of the dashing young Jean François receiving a fond farewell just prior to his heroic Christmas in Cambodia mission.

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June 8, 2005

Jason Voorhees Welcomed into USA by Border Guards

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:47 PM

A piece in today's Washington Times will give an idea of just how utterly undefended our borders are:

Gregory Despres arrived at the U.S.-Canadian border crossing at Calais, Maine, on April 25 carrying a homemade sword, a hatchet, a knife, brass knuckles and a chain saw stained with what appeared to be blood. U.S. customs agents confiscated the weapons and fingerprinted Despres.
Then they let him into the United States.
The next day, a gruesome scene was discovered in Despres' hometown of Minto, New Brunswick: The decapitated body of a 74-year-old country musician named Frederick Fulton was found on his kitchen floor. The man's head was in a pillow case under the kitchen table. His common-law wife was found fatally stabbed in a bedroom.

When Despres was later found wandering down a Massachusetts highway in a sweatshirt covered in red and brown stains, he was arrested for murder.

In explanation of why a man carrying a bloody chainsaw would be allowed across the border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Bill Anthony said Despres could not be detained for technical reasons.

On the day he crossed the border, Despres was supposed to be in a Canadian court getting sentenced, having been convicted of assaulting Fulton's son-in-law and threatening to kill his whole family.

Despres' lawyer, Michael Andrews, is laying the groundwork to get him off on an insanity plea. Whoever is in charge of border security might try the same defense.

Please see Caption This! for some interesting speculation into Despres' ancestry.


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Gregory Despres



The Difference Between Abortion and Murder

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:11 AM

Newsday reports that a man named Gerardo Flores will face a life sentence for murder after helping his girlfriend abort her baby. The girlfriend, Erica Basoria, admits to asking Flores to help her cause the miscarriage. Since Basoria punched herself while Flores stepped on her, it isn't possible to tell who actually killed the baby. However, Basoria will not be facing prosecution, because of her right to abortion that the Founding Fathers allegedly encrypted into the Constitution.

Sorry if the title led you to believe that I know the difference between abortion and murder.



June 7, 2005

So Now We Know!

Posted by Dave Blount at 5:30 PM

Whether or not Kerry's full military records have now been released to the public (there is a great deal of debate on the topic), we already know at least one very good reason why he stalled for so long before signing the Standard Form 180, letting the whole world know he had something to hide. Apparently the released documents included this college photograph:

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The Gitmo Canard

Posted by Dave Blount at 8:37 AM

Has more noise ever been generated over less substance than with this absurd Guantanamo Bay charade that has been playing out in the media?

Canadian Rachel Marsden's recent article on the phony controversy is spot on. As she astutely points out, Amnesty International is seriously jeopardizing its credibility with over-the-top, anti-American rhetoric comparing Gitmo to gulags. Read pretty much anything by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and you will know that this comparison is not so much hyperbole as obscenity — an obscene insult to the United States, which bends over backwards to be civilized to people who are not civilized, and to the countless victims who perished in the hell within a hell that was the Soviet system of gulags.

Marsden lays it out nicely:

Reality check: Under normal wartime practices, these enemy combatants would already have been lined up against the nearest wall and shot. "International law" protects prisoners of war who belong to a legitimate national army, not terrorists.

Not that the lowlife terrorists at Gitmo haven't been treated with downright obsequious consideration. Can you imagine the military passing out copies of Mein Kampf to German POWs during WWII? And then making a big deal about it if a guard inadvertently failed to handle one properly?

For an idea of just how the little darlings at Gitmo are pampered, check out this NY Times article detailing the "abuses" they have had to endure.

One victim suffered because his free Koran got splashed by some horseplaying soldiers throwing water balloons. Please compare accidental torture by water balloon with this.

In another incident of abuse, an interrogator was said to have squatted down in front of a detainee "in an aggressive manner." No doubt the poor guy will be traumatized for life; I think I smell a lawsuit.

Urine got on one of the 1,600 Korans that we taxpayers bought for the nice terrorists when a soldier accidentally relieved himself too close to a vent. Here's what happened afterward:

The senior guard on duty immediately relieved the guard, and ordered that the detainee receive a fresh uniform and a new Koran. The guard was reprimanded and assigned to duty where he had no contact with detainees for the remainder of his assignment at the detention center.

One interrogator actually did step on a Koran. He apologized, but was later fired.

Are you beginning to understand that so-called abuse at Guantanamo Bay is not a real issue at all, but a thoroughly contrived canard created out of thin air by al Qaeda's allies in the media in order to put America on the defensive? When these dirtbags are let loose to resume their terrorist activities, they are going to feel like the characters in the cruise line commercials, who dreamily recall how they lived like royalty, if only for a short while. I really doubt life was so comfortable back in their caves in Afghanistan, or that ever in their lives they were treated with so much consideration.

Not that they appreciate it. They despise us for our weakness — and not without some justification.

By the way, it was terrorists, not Americans, who tried to flush a Koran down the toilet at Gitmo. Not that there is any sane reason anyone should care.

Cross posted at The Wide Awakes.



June 6, 2005

Immigration Versus Invasion

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:36 AM

What's the difference between an immigrant and an invader? An immigrant comes into a new culture and makes himself a part of it, by learning the language and adopting the values. An invader brings his own language and culture, and attempts to impose them on, or displace, the native population. Sometimes, thanks to the bizarre phenomenon known as moonbattery, segments of the native population will assist the invader in his seditious goals.

The politically correct balkanization of America — if not the "reconquista" espoused by MEChA — will take another step in the wrong direction if the Dallas school board takes up a proposed plan to require that school principals learn Spanish.

You read that correctly. Instead of the "immigrants" learning our language, we will be required to learn theirs. The scare quotes around "immigrants" are there to signify that if they are not being assimilated into our culture, they are not immigrants, but invaders — legal or otherwise.

Obviously the immigrants who came to this country from all four corners of the globe and made it great have brought to it aspects of the cultures they left behind — and this has made America richer. But the key is that they did leave their former cultures behind. They didn't come here to colonize or conquer; they came to become Americans.

It would be un-American not to welcome immigrants. But it would also be un-American not to defend this great country from invasion.



June 5, 2005

Tinfoil House

Posted by Dave Blount at 4:29 PM

Tinfoil hat leftists of the Walter Cronkite variety — people who believe that Bush causes tsunamis and Karl Rove secretly controls world events — are a dime a dozen over at Democratic Underground. But a California family has gone the tinfoil hat concept one better.

The D'Souzas have encased their entire house in sheet metal, the better to defend themselves from microwave radiation that began to afflict them on the first anniversary of 9/11, causing health problems "ranging from headaches to lupus."

According to Sacramento Code Enforcement spokesman Josh Pino, "The inside of the house is also covered with foil and the beds are covered with a foil-like material as well."

No word yet from DU on whether Karl Rove is responsible for the radiation.

Hat tip: V the K.



Left-Wing Academic Compliments Christians

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:47 PM

If Condoleezza Rice said you were smart, you would probably take that as a high compliment. On the other hand, it wouldn't be much of an insult to be called stupid by Linda Ronstadt, to be called a traitor by John Kerry, or to be called repulsive by Michael Moore.

So Christians shouldn't take it too hard that leftist professor Timothy Shortell considers them "moral retards."

Here are a few nuggets of the wisdom that recently motivated Brooklyn College to elect Shortell to be Chairman of the Sociology Department:

Religion without fanaticism is a logical impossibility. Anyone whose mind is trapped inside such a mental prison will be susceptible to extreme forms of hatred and violence.
Those who are religious are incapable of moral action.
Christians claim that theirs is a faith based on love, but they'll just as soon kill you.

Shortell does offer a glimpse of the tolerance for which liberals are so well known:

On a personal level, religiosity is merely annoying — like bad taste.

Not only would I not be insulted to be called a moral retard by this bigot, I would take it as a compliment.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.

Cross-posted at The Wide Awakes.

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Timothy Shortell — Another example of what you might find if you turn over a rock on a college campus.

Update

With thanks to V the K for the tip, it looks like Shortell is not going to be Chairman of the Sociology Department after all. Maybe academia has hit rock bottom and is on its way back up.



June 4, 2005

New Low for Hanoi John

Posted by Dave Blount at 3:53 PM

POTUS wannabe John Kerry's political tailspin continues, as he has now surpassed fellow self-obsessed loser Al Gore in the petulant sour grapes department by preposterously suggesting that President Bush be impeached.

Normally impeachment is reserved for Presidents who commit felonies while in office, like Bill Clinton. But W being morally damned near impeccable (he would have to be, to survive the desperate scrutiny he has been getting from the media for years), Kerry has to settle for the "crime" of offering Saddam's weapons of mass destruction as one of the many reasons to put an end to that nightmarish regime.

The absurd canard that Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction can easily be disproved by the many accounts of his use of these weapons against Iranians and against his own people. Here is what Saddam's henchman Ali "Chemical Ali" Hassan al Majid had to say about their use against Iraqi Kurds:

I will strike with chemicals and kill them all. What is the international community going to say? The hell with them and the hell with any other country in the world that objects.

If I showed a monkey a banana, then hid the banana behind my back, my guess is that the monkey would not be so stupid as to think the banana never existed. We have seen the WMDs used. Therefore they existed. If there is anyone out there who can't follow that reasoning, leave a comment and I'll try to explain it using shorter words.

Where are the WMDs now? Try the Bekaa Valley.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, perhaps this one will help settle the surreal "were there weapons of mass destruction" debate:

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This is what President Bush has strived to prevent from happening to more children — including American children — in the future. For that, the paragon of moral righteousness John Kerry would have him impeached.

Won't it be a relief to the parents of these children (assuming any of the parents are alive) that in the alternate reality inhabited by Kerry and his MSM friends, the WMDs used to do this to them never existed?

Kerry's justification for pretending that Bush deliberately mislead anyone regarding these supposedly nonexistent weapons is the Downing Street Memo, which some of the wackier denizens of the far Left would like to believe includes an admission by Tony Blair that President Bush deliberately distorted intelligence. As NewsMax points out, the memo "contains no quotes from either Bush or Blair, and is notably slim on evidence implicating Bush in a WMD cover-up."

Kerry, please, crawl back under your rock. You're not just disgracing the Democratic Party anymore. You're an embarrassment to the entire country. I would suggest immigrating to France, but I'm not sure they would have you.

Hat tip: Wiggins.



June 3, 2005

Not for Children

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:25 AM

Anyone out there who actually believes that any of the events that occurred or were alleged to occur under American authority at Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo Bay rises to the level of "torture" or "atrocity" is strongly encouraged to watch the videos below, which give a small taste of the actual atrocities that were part of everyday life under Saddam Hussein.

Warning: These require a strong stomach, will take a while on a 56K modem, and ARE NOT FOR CHILDREN.

Watching them will remind any reasonable person that there is a difference between some rogue reservist putting panties on your head and having your hand chopped off. There is a difference between allegations that a Koran purchased for you by American taxpayers was handled improperly and the reality of having your tongue cut out.

It should also remind people that if you are against one thing, you are consequently for something else. What are people against the war in Iraq for?

These videos are what they are for. This was the status quo that they were eager to defend. For those advocating an early pullout from Iraq, this is the status quo ante to which they would have the men, women, and children of Iraq returned.

The second video might be particularly instructive to anyone sufficiently detached from reality as to believe Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction. Don't expect the images of dead children to be pleasant, but at least you can be glad they aren't your own.

Finally, these videos should remind people what our troops are fighting to keep away from our own comfortable lives.

Because if America doesn't hold back the darkness, who will?



Courtesy of My Raw Opinions.

According to a State Department Report, the following practices were routine under Saddam:

  • Medical experimentation
  • Beatings
  • Crucifixion
  • Hammering nails into the fingers and hands
  • Amputating sex organs or breasts with an electric carving knife
  • Spraying insecticides into a victim's eyes
  • Branding with a hot iron
  • Committing rape while the victim's spouse is forced to watch
  • Pouring boiling water into the victim's rectum
  • Nailing the tongue to a wooden board
  • Extracting teeth with pliers
  • Using bees and scorpions to sting naked children in front of their parents

Other favorite Baathist activities included chopping off fingers one by one, hacking out tongues with razor blades, applying electric shocks to genitals, pulling out fingernails, suspending people from rotating ceiling fans, gouging out eyes, and applying hot irons, blowtorches, and acid to the skin. Prisoners were fed alive to Doberman pinschers. Decapitation was frequently employed, and victims' families were sometimes required to display the severed heads of their loved ones, as a warning to those who would challenge the regime.

This is what the Left thinks the world should settle for.



June 2, 2005

Deep Beast

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:09 AM

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Hat tip: Wiggins.

Cross-posted at Gotta Stop Hillary.



Border Devolves Toward Total Chaos

Posted by Dave Blount at 7:02 AM

The evil seeds planted by our government's refusal to assert control over the southern border are beginning to sprout.

Nature abhors a vacuum, as they say, and the vacuum left by the government's effective absence on the border is no exception. Unfortunately not all of those stepping forward to fill it are as well-intentioned as the commendable Minutemen. WorldNetDaily reports that a gang of Mexican commandos known as Los Zetas are killing people by the hundreds in a bloody war to establish a monopoly on the flourishing cross-border smuggling they were once trained by the USA to combat.

Victims of Los Zetas have included police, soldiers, civilians, and criminal competition, and apparently the mayhem is not limited to the southern side of the border. According to widespread rumors, the gang crosses into US territory "in military-style vehicles, armed with automatic weapons."

Not only drugs are smuggled, but people as well — and not all of them are Mexicans. An FBI sting operation just broke up a smuggling ring that specialized in sneaking in Iranians through Mexico. Ringleader Zeayadali Malhamdary is believed to have smuggled 60 Iranians into the country prior to the sting. Although this case is not known to have a terrorist connection, Iran is of course a primary sponsor of terrorism, and possibly the most hostile state on the planet toward the USA.

Although the OTMs (Other Than Mexicans) being smuggled into the country are more ominous, Mexicans themselves can be a problem, when they pour across the border without regard for our sovereignty. Most will go on to become productive citizens, but there are certainly exceptions who underscore the necessity of maintaining control over immigration. The "Reconquistas" — who sent a 66-year-old woman to the hospital for daring to protest the seditious and taxpayer-financed Danzas Indigenas monument in Baldwin Park, California — aspire to "reconquer" the Southwest.

As related by Jack Wheeler via WorldNetDaily, the group's race-based hostility is extreme. Wheeler reports that the Baldwin Park eruption featured pleasantries like:

Too bad Osama Bin Laden didn't drop a hydrogen bomb on that Jewish s--thole town Manhattan.
Go back to Europe, go back to England, Gringos.
Viva (long live) Zarqawi, the Gringo killer!

A chief organizer of the Reconquista movement is MEChA, whose motto is "Por La Raza Todo, Fuera de La Raza Nada" — "For the race (their race), everything; outside the race, nothing."

But of course it would be racist to object to them invading our country and behaving like this. By the way, the former head of the UCLA chapter of MEChA has been elected Mayor of Los Angeles.



June 1, 2005

The Gitmo Ploy

Posted by Dave Blount at 12:53 PM

Any aficionados of moonbattery concerned that the Dan's demise would result in a reduction in leftist foolishness on CBS News must be encouraged by the performance of Bob Schieffer, who has been taking advantage of his position to spew some truly unpleasant anti-American rhetoric. With chutzpah that will make you drop your jaw in amazement, Schieffer — on behalf of the entire treasonous and thankfully crumbling edifice that is the MSM — used last Sunday's Face the Nation as a soapbox from which to lecture our military on the concept of honor as he endorsed the demand of the NY Times' cartoonish Tom Friedman that we close down Guantanamo Bay because of all the bad press the media has created for it.

Closing Gitmo would presumably mean setting all the terrorists free. What would be the point of moving them elsewhere? You could house them all at a Club Med resort and the MSM would continue to find or invent information that could be used to inflame the dreaded "Arab street."

Keep in mind that the worst alleged abuses are on a par with activities that occur in the average junior high bathroom on a daily basis, despite the fact that Gitmo inmates are not adolescents but hardened terrorists, most of them captured in battle, probably all of them eager to murder American children in their beds once they can lay their hands on the technology to do it on a massive scale. The worst "abuse" the MSM has been able to come up with is a phony report that someone flushed a Koran down a toilet. Had this event been factual, the most outrageous aspect of it would have been the fact that US taxpayers would have paid for the book.

As many people outside the MSM are aware, it is al Qaeda's official policy to allege abuses when they are detained, in order to give our fifth column ammunition with which to shoot our troops in the back. The entire topic of abuse at Gitmo is pure, undiluted propaganda.

Friedman's evidence of our military's poor conduct at Gitmo boils down to the fact that his MSM colleagues all over the world agree with him on the topic. If he proves anything, it's that the establishment media tends to be anti-American, not just in America, but in other countries too.

Starting with World War II, America has shouldered the lion's share of the burden of holding back the darkness that longs to swallow up civilization and replace it with the sort of totalitarian hell that would be imposed by Nazis, Communists, or Islamofascist terrorists. The ever more obvious fact that Schieffer, Friedman and their elitist friends are actively assisting the darkness to triumph isn't just infuriating, it's horrifying.



Just How Badly Does Newsweek Trash America?

Posted by Dave Blount at 6:32 AM

This ought to give you some idea. This is what Newsweek is telling people in other parts of the world about their own country. Here is their February 2 Japanese edition, and again with translation by Rick Adams (whose site also offers details of the content within):

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If anyone out there still subscribes to this loathsome publication, I urge you to cancel your subscription immediately. Simple instructions to do so can be found here.

Hat tip: Cao's Blog.