A questioner at an international gathering of editors I attended in Edinburgh in May suggested that blame for the murders of journalists in Iraq — most of them Iraqi — rested with President Bush's refusal to acknowledge the Geneva Conventions.
He started by referring to an anti-Semitic passage in the New Testament — which passed without comment. But when he began to list the passages in the Koran that denigrate Jews, describing them as monkeys and pigs, the panelists went ballistic. One of them, Madeline Bunting of the Guardian, put her hand over the microphone and said words to the effect, "I am not going to sit here and listen to any criticisms of Muslims." She was cheered, and not one of the journalists in the audience from right or left uttered a word about free speech — not hate speech, mind you, but free speech of a moderate nature
So I looked deeply back into her eyes and said, "Mrs Corrie, don't you experience any cognitive dissonance in talking about a place which has been a Jewish pilgrimage site for centuries, that is supposed to be the tomb of one of the Biblical matriarchs, in the heart of Jewish Biblical country, and telling me 'it's on Palestinian land?" And she said "But it is Palestinian land! According to International Law! You know, they had all those resolutions at the UN and even the US agrees that it's Palestinian land . . . ."
Toleration of the enemy:
"There were words like 'kill,' then I saw it said 'destroy America,'" Eric Herrera said.
As they read on, students found the puzzle contained a paragraph that contained the following phrases:
*"Sharon killed a lot of innocent people," a possible reference to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
*"Palestine is not a terrorist group."
*"Allah help destroy this body of evil making humanity miserable."
Idiot/crooked/"I want to be here for life" politicians:
Conyers has also masterminded House Resolution 288, which condemns “religious intolerance” but clearly singles out Islam as needing special protection from such criticism. It states that “it should never be official policy of the United States Government to disparage the Quran, Islam, or any religion in any way, shape, or form,” and “calls upon local, State, and Federal authorities to work to prevent bias-motivated crimes and acts against all individuals, including those of the Islamic faith.” The bill was referred to the House subcommittee on the Constitution in June 2005, but Conyers, as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, could rescue it from legislative oblivion.
Idiot/stupid/corrupt law enforcement:
Two Boston men who spent 30 years in prison for an underworld slaying they did not commit are suing the federal government after the FBI withheld evidence that would have cleared them to protect an informant.
More PC idiocy:
Of all the programs in the San Francisco Unified School District, JROTC
has brought discipline and self respect to many young people through out
the years. Yet on the news I see a Cindy Sheehan wannabe call those that
have gone through the program as being trained to be "occupiers" and
"murderers". (I wonder what that woman really thinks about the program!)
Elitism in LE:
Columbus State Community College (Ohio) President Val Moeller doesn’t want guns on her campus. Understandable -- when it comes to the institution’s civilian faculty and nearly 23,000 students -- but extremely controversial when you realize that Moeller’s resolve to maintain a firearms-free environment extends to the sworn officers who make up the college’s police force.
"Take that concealed weapon permit and turn it in to the Sheriff's Office - you don't need it," Judge Ammons said. "If the gun is returned to you, go sell it. You don't need it."
More crooked cops protected by other cops:
An Illinois State Police master sergeant has been charged with official misconduct and home invasion after he allegedly barged into a woman's apartment and hit a man with his gun...Knezevich is still being paid pending the results of the case...Authorities said he used a law enforcement database to get information on one of the alleged victims...
Dammit, I was ticked off about something before I started digging up this crap.