Saturday, November 07, 2009
Gavin Lee : There might be a lot of people shocked to hear you say that.
Duane: Well, that's the way it is. I don't speak for the community here but me personally I will not condemn him.
Gavin Lee : What are your thoughts towards those that were victims in this?
Duane : They were, in the end, they were troops who were going to Afghanistan and Iraq to kill Muslims. I honestly have no pity for them. It's just like the majority of the people that will hear this, after five or six minutes they'll be shocked, after that they'll forget about them and go on their day.
No, Duane, you traitorous piece of hog feces, we will not forget about them. And we damned well will not forget about you, either.
We see that you've got your talking points down: the troops murdered and wounded weren't 'believers', so they don't count, you hate Christians and Jews and anybody else not a muslim, if any muslims had been among the dead and wounded you'd have considered them traitors for being in the Army, and you think the only reason we're in Afghanistan and Iraq is to kill muslims; yeah, al Jazeera will be real proud of you, you offspring of a syphilitic whore and a distempered dog.
Yes, I'm sounding downright pissy toward the religion of submission today; I'm sick of the claims of victimhood, I'm sick of the excuses for murder and rape and abuse. You read something like this at Crittenden:
Officials at the Worcester Islamic Center, where Mehanna taught, said yesterday in a statement they are in a “state of shock” over the allegations. “We are confident that the truth of these matters will surface in due course,” they added.
And the accusations that Mehanna was hell-bent on gunning for mall shoppers in a random ambush left Muslims reeling.
“As Muslims, we condemn the planning or committing of any acts of violence or terrorism,” Kaleem added. “We are particularly appalled by the prospect of random violence against our families, our friends and our neighbors in public areas.”
Thank you, Bilal Kaleem. I like a concerned American who isn’t afraid to speak out. I assume you know there are countries were you would put your life in danger, saying things like that.
And yes, thank you Bilal Kaleem, and every other American muslim who actually gives a damn about being an American, and living in a free society. Problem is, we're expected to believe that NOBODY at the mosque, NOBODY in the muslim community Mehanna was a part of knew anything about this? After the cases where somebody has been caught planning mass murder and the mosque and community insisted it was all faked, no truth to it, none of them went to the cops with a warning? Thing is, we know there are far too many in the mosques and communities who may not personally approve of such, but won't raise a damn finger to stop it. And we cannot ignore it. Just like we cannot ignore the members like the porcine-loving Duane who make it plain that they hate anyone not muslim.
I've got a headache, and I'm pissed, and I'm tired, physically and mentally. And really, really sick of our PC-at-any-cost media and politicians and these traitors in our midst.
"I will continue to say what I've said before. You hear in this debate, you hear analogies, you hear references to, you see pictures about and depictions of individuals that are truly stunning, and you hear it all the time. People -- imagine five years ago somebody comparing health care reform to 9/11. Imagine just a few years ago had somebody walked around with images of Hitler.
Apparently all the pictures and posters and dolls of Bush made up as a Nazi or with a swastika on his face and so forth didn't really happen or something.
Today, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI) released a letter from the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) confirming that the failure to comply with the individual mandate to buy health insurance contained in the Pelosi health care bill (H.R. 3962, as amended) could land people in jail. The JCT letter makes clear that Americans who do not maintain “acceptable health insurance coverage” and who choose not to pay the bill’s new individual mandate tax (generally 2.5% of income), are subject to numerous civil and criminal penalties, including criminal fines of up to $250,000 and imprisonment of up to five years.
Over at Advice Goddess, in the comments to this post you have variations on this one:
So you really think it's a good idea for the government to surveill individual political speech and open formal investigations based on the content of that speech?
Which overlooks a very important point: He's a serving officer in the United States Military, not just some guy spouting off. When you put on that uniform and take that oath, you know damned well that things you might say as a civilian with no harm WILL have an effect on your career. And the Army and the FBI fell flat on this because there are two very good reasons for a formal investigation to have been made:
First, if he actually held these views, it very much affected his ability to serve, and affected every troop he had power over, and
Second, if he did not say them, and if he was not the author of the posts, he needed to be cleared of the suspicion.
But they didn't properly investigate, and no proper action was taken, and it's likely all these people are dead and wounded because of it. I'm with Peters, heads should roll. They'd better.
And for those PC-obsessed officers and gummint weenies who'll play the "We mustn't be nasty to muslims" card, guess what? If this guy had been investigated and dealt with, there might have been a news story and some bitching, but that'd have been it; NOW you have the fallout of a muslim left in a place he shouldn't have been because you effed up and people are dead. You actually think this is better?
Paul and Theresa Taylor were married for 17 years. He was an engineer for Boston's public-works department, while she worked in accounting at a publishing company. They had three children, a weekend cottage on the bay and a house in the suburbs, on a leafy street called Cranberry Lane. In 1982, when they got divorced, the split was amicable. She got the family home; he got the second home. Both agreed "to waive any right to past, present or future alimony."
But recently, more than two decades after the divorce, Ms. Taylor, 64, told a Massachusetts judge she had no job, retirement savings or health insurance. Earlier this year, the judge ordered Mr. Taylor, now 68 and remarried, to pay $400 per week to support his ex-wife.
Bovine-effing- excrement from a clapped-out bull. Ms. Taylor is a bitch, and the judge is a moron. There is no damned way for her to legitimately argue this, period.
Tar, feathers, rail...
Sooner or later, someone is going to be told "Yes, you mother/father/wife/husband needs this surgery, but since they're 69 they're past the age at which the formula allows them to have it. So they'll be given medication instead" and is going to react. Badly. And since it's the bureaucrat telling them "They're going to die and get out of the way, but we'll make them comfortable" it'll probably be the bureaucrat who winds up bleeding.
Or, quite possibly, it'll be one of the politicians who assured us "This is a wonderful plan, now shut up and take the medicine you're told to" who winds up, ah, suffering. And the potential from there is for things to become very interesting for a lot of bureaucrats and politicians.
CARACAS -- Compulsory cuts in water supplies began Monday in this city and other areas of Venezuela, leaving residents and businesses with little choice but to do without for periods of up to 48 hours at a stretch. The objective of all this is to slash consumption by 20% because water is in short supply.
The cause of the shortages is a matter of dispute. For President Hugo Chavez, who's now in his tenth year in power, the root problem(here it comes) lies in the shortcomings of capitalism. "With what do they fill the swimming pools of the rich?" he recently demanded to know. "With the water that they deny to the poor barrios. This is the capitalism of the lack of feelings, the lack of humanity."
Please note: this little commie has been in power for ten years, and he's still blaming 'capitalism' for every problem he's caused or made worse. Even though
...That said, water taps in poor districts are known to run indefinitely, or until they dry up, because nobody can turn them off.
Which raises the other villain of this piece. The government's critics claim that the real cause of the trouble is years, if not decades, of inadequate maintenance, or none at all. Be that as it may, Hitcher says the shortages will be in force until the official end of the dry season (which in prior days would soon be getting underway) in May next year.
So the Glorious Socialist Gummint of Venezuela doesn't bother to, or can't, maintain the water systems. But- of course!- it's The Capitalists At Fault, So Don't Blame The Revolution.
But the problem isn't just water but electricity, too. This is an important consideration given that electricity is used to pump water from street level to water tanks on the roofs of apartment and office blocks.
While a program of power cuts apparently isn't officially on the cards -- or at least not yet -- Chavez has decreed into existence a new Electric Energy Ministry to oversee austerity measures. These will include measures to cut consumption including, it's said, a supposedly much less glitzy line in what's permitted in the way of street decorations during the approaching festive season.
Which means Chavez will use this as an excuse to seize more private property and businesses and tighten his hold over people, and he'll be a good little Castro buttmonkey and blame everyone else- the US at the top of the list- for the problem. Venezuela is rich in oil, but they're short of power? Gee, I wonder why... Which brings us to
Again, there's argument about the cause of this strife. Officials point to sharply surging electricity demand, which they estimate is rising at an annual rate of six percent. Others say the real problem is on the supply side of the equation and, again, they argue that the cause of this is a poor investment record. "Years of not enough investment and lack of maintenance to the distribution lines and power generations systems," says Bottome.
The government, which nationalized electricity in 2007, appears to have taken this on board. Officials say $18 billion is to be invested to put things right and boost generation capacity by MW10,480 by 2014.
Uh huh. Except that, being run by a bunch of socialists, the money will disappear, capitalists will be blamed, and things will fall further behind.
But Obama assures us that Chavez is a great leader, and
Such a comforting thought, isn't it?
Friday, November 06, 2009
3) The cherry on the icing of the cake of the night was the mealy-mouthed General Cone simpering from the lectern about "We don't go armed around here, this is our home," which caused me to look at the loaded pistol on the nightstand in bafflement.
Lastly, we circle back around to one of the big problems in our society, which is the idea that line-memorizing clothes horses have anything more valid to say about politics, science, or current events than the hippie on the street corner with a guitar case. The Romans had the right position in society for actors: Above cesspit cleaners, but not as well-respected as a decent whore.
Ralph Peters has some words for the Army brass who fell down on the job.
Now 12 soldiers and a security guard lie dead. 31 soldiers were wounded, 28 of them seriously. If heads don’t roll in this maggot’s chain of command, the Army will have shamed itself beyond moral redemption.
There’s another important issue, too. How could the Army allow an obviously incompetent and dysfunctional psychiatrist to treat our troubled soldiers returning from war? An Islamist whacko is counseled for arguing with veterans who’ve been assigned to his care? And he’s not removed from duty? What planet does the Army live on?
For the first time since I joined the Army in 1976, I’m ashamed of its dereliction of duty. The chain of command protected a budding terrorist who was waving one red flag after another. Because it was safer for careers than doing something about him.
Get ready for the apologias. We’ve already heard from the terrorist’s family that "he’s a good American." In their world, maybe he is.
But when do we, the American public, knock off the PC nonsense?
I'm sure Mr. Peters is aware that a lot of people don't buy it, many never did; the problem is sticking a cattle prod sufficiently far up the ass of the politicians to give them the message that we're tired of it.
Or maybe we should just go with the tar, feathers and ropes; it'd be simpler, and far more certain.
The White House and the congressional leadership saw this coming, and it is why Speaker Nancy Pelosi is force-marching her health bill to a vote tomorrow. She's not about to give her members time to absorb the ugly results, or to be further rattled by next week's Veteran's Day break, when they go home for a repeat of the August furies. If not now, she knows, maybe never.
Yeah, can't let the minions hear the words of the people who actually vote, and pay the bills, y'know; might make them less minioney.
Look for it, nonetheless, to be a squeaker. A lot of Democrats are getting a sneaky suspicion Mrs. Pelosi is willing to sacrifice their seats on the altar of liberal government health care. Combined with the election results and Mr. Obama's falling poll numbers, this is no recipe for loyalty. Hello, tipping point. Hello, even crazier Washington.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD that the speaker will not allow the final language of the health care to be posted online for 72 hours before bringing the bill to a vote on the House floor, despite her September 24 statement that she was "absolutely" committed to doing so.
On September 24, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that she was "absolutely" committed to putting the text of the final House bill online for 72 hours before the House votes:
TWS: Madam Speaker, do you support the measure to put the final House bill online for 72 hours before it's voted on at the very end?
PELOSI: Absolutely. Without question.
But tonight, when asked if Speaker Pelosi will leave the bill online for 72 hours after we see what's in the rule, Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly replied in an email: "No; [the] pledge was to have manager’s amendment online for 72 hours, and we will do that."Apparently Pelosi's agreement to leave the "final" bill online "at the very end" of the process wasn't such a straightforward pledge.
Hmmm. Socialist politician lies. Surprised I'm not.
Kind of like an awful lot of what comes out of Congress, huh?
"Regardless of what Hasan’s motivation turns out to be, this information is relevant to the overall assessment. It could turn out that Hasan’s motivations have nothing to do with the war or Islam. Based on what I’m reading tonight, that appears unlikely . . . but I’m not jumping to any conclusions.
But the fact that we don’t know his motivations yet with crystal clarity is no excuse for burying the facts I have just related to you. As we try to figure out what’s going on, those facts matter. If you read Hot Air (or this site) you’re learning those facts. If you read the L.A. Times, they are being hidden from you.
And it’s quite clear why: political correctness. The L.A. Times will bury this as long as they can — probably until they’re embarrassed into revealing it due to its clear relevance. They will applaud themselves for being sober and cautious — something they would never do if the shooter were an aficionado of Rush Limbaugh instead of Allah and anti-American rants."
From what I'm hearing and reading, a lot of other major media is refusing to mention these non-pc things; so much better to blame the Army and the other soldiers for 'bullying', etc. For instance,
The evasiveness of media in the immediate wake of the Fort Hood murders is astonishing. The ABC’s Lisa Millar opened her midday report claiming to have “learned quite a lot about the gunman”, then revealed very little of it – apart from that Malik Nadal Hasan had “attracted a lot of harassment because of his last name” and “family background”. This came about, Millar reported, despite Hasan being born and raised in the US. Not mentioned in eight minutes of coverage: Hasan’s faith, which in a case like this is surely of interest. America’s ABC eventually gets around to it, after listing various other biographical details. In descending order of interest to that network:• Hasan was an “army psychiatrist”
• He’d trained in Maryland
• He didn’t get good reports while assigned to Walter Reed
• He wasn’t married
• No kids
• His parents came from Jordan