Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 a New Year, a New Decade- May it bring 'real' hope and change, because miracles DO happen!

2009 was a rough year and, admittedly, I will be happy when it's finally over. When I lived in Ecuador (for 2 years during high school), on New Year's eve they had a major block party on one of the major drags. Up and down Amazonas boulevard, live bands played music and effigies representing the old year were burned. I haven't thought about that in a long time, but this year I might do something similar as a symbolic gesture for out with the old, because it really sucked.

The economy has taken its toll on many, including me. Arts funding is usually the first to go in challenging economic times, so many theatres have shut down, the work has dwindled, and it might be time to search for another career. I also battled health problems for the best part of the year, and am only just starting to feel normal again, if that's possible when you have 2 chronic ailments. I have been sick since March, but since the beginning of May (when I finally decided to go to a doctor) I have been trekking to MDs and acupuncturists anywhere from 2 to 4 times a week. Because of lack of work, I did not get enough weeks to qualify for my union health insurance, so I will be paying over $2,000 per quarter in Cobra payments. At least I have that option. But 2010 is a new year and the start of a new decade, and I am ever hopeful- because miracles happen.

On the national level, we saw the election of our first black president, which would have been wonderful had it been the "right" black president. I blogged about what a disaster it would be to vote for Obama, and how a no vote or a vote for a 3rd party candidate was essentially a vote for Obama. People did anyway, and now many regret the decision. I'd like to say I told you so, but what would I gain from that. I just hope people remember, and vote the right way in 2010 and 2012. And though it seems that Obama could lay waste to this precious country in 4 short years, 2010 is a new year and the start of a new decade, and I am ever hopeful that things can change, for the better. And not Obama's vacuous claims of "hope and change." Real hope and change- because miracles happen.

We've seen more violence and more craziness around the world, with an increase in radical Islam (and the ultimate goal of global domination by extremists), but on the other hand we've also seen Muslims against terrorism and shariah become more vocal in their condemnation, both here and abroad. We are also witnessing that there are those in the Middle East who truly want democracy and will fight to achieve that goal, and so we need to pray for the Iranian people who are fighting on their own for freedom. All they want is moral support. Let's give it to them. Maybe more will follow suit, though that's highly unlikely. So, in spite of the mess our sad little world is in, 2010 is a new year and the start of a new decade, and I am ever hopeful that 'good' will win over 'evil'- because the good guys always win, and miracles do happen.

And if you don't believe in miracles watch this

Wishing everyone a blessed, prosperous and Happy New year. May it bring many miracles into all of our lives.

GOD bless this country and all freedom-loving people of the world.
Cross posted at Mind, Body, Spirit

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pork Is Not A Veggie: Royal Mail Staffers Served Pork In Their Veggie Meal- Understandably Pissed

I'm a vegetarian and am very conscious about what I eat. When I am out, I will always ask if a particular food item has any animal products and I expect the server/chef to be honest with me. And no, fish and chicken are not vegetables, as so many people seem to think. Nor is a broth made from the flesh of an animal to be considered okay for non-meat eaters. And a vegetable dish that contains ham is NOT a vegetarian option, simply because the bulk of it is vegetable. I'm not sure why some people think that as long as it doesn't have chunks of meat, then it should be considered vegetarian. It's not, beleive me.

So when I read an article in the Birmingham mail about some Muslim Royal Mail workers who were incensed that the veggie option at their holiday celebration contained pork,
I could sympathize. For once.

Staff at Birmingham’s Aston sorting office were treated to a festive buffet for their efforts throughout the year.

But the gesture backfired when Muslim workers realised the scotch eggs contained pork.

The party food favourite was one of the options available to vegetarians and those from religious backgrounds who were unable to eat meat.

I will be the first to criticize Muslims for what I often feel is a major sense of entitlement that is wholly unjustified, but in this case if you are going to offer a meat-free option then make it meat-free. Not semi meat-free and pass it off as vegetarian. Apparently it was a "genuine mistake" and an apology and a free cup of tea was offered, but the 15 or so Muslim workers who were invited to the free Christmas buffet were angry as hell. And I can well understand their fury. There are a lot of people who don't eat meat for a variety of reasons, and vegetarian options have become standard everywhere. I would have been just as angry had I gobbled down meat in my scotch eggs.

I don't think any of us herbivores expect special treatment, I usually eat before I attend any group events, but it's always a nice gesture to have a veggie alternative, and if you are going to offer that option make sure none of the ingredients walked prior to being cooked.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Toronto Gaza Freedom March

My buddy BlazingCatFur, from up north took his camera and attended the Toronto "Gaza Freedom March", and the usual rag tag liberal loons attended. Thankfully a large contingency of pro-Israel demonstrators attended to counter protest. But it boggles the mind how people would rather support a bunch of terrorist, Islamic thugs than a freedom-loving democracy. How can they be so blinded to the truth?

Here we have a self-loathing Jew.

And here are those who seem to have no problem with Hamas/Palestinian barbarism. Let's see: bombing Israeli civilians, using civilians as human shields, sending their children off as suicide bombers. How very civilized.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ulterior Motive For Jimmy Carter's Apology To Jews

When I read that Jimmy Carter had actually apologized to the Jews for his often contentious, anti-Semitic diatribes I knew there had to be some ulterior motive. A man who has so vociferously criticized Israel for years doesn't repent overnight. A man who actually called Israel an apartheid state in his book- "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid"- had to have some other reason for apologizing, besides a sudden change of heart. At first I thought- heck maybe he's dying and he wants to make amends before he kicks the bucket. It happens. Wiping one's slate clean, so to speak. After all, he told the Jewish community he was

... offering an Al Het, a prayer said on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. It signifies a plea for forgiveness.

"We must not permit criticisms for improvement to stigmatize Israel," Carter said in the letter, which was first sent to JTA, a wire service for Jewish newspapers, and provided Wednesday to The Associated Press. "As I would have noted at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, but which is appropriate at any time of the year, I offer an Al Het for any words or deeds of mine that may have done so ."
I'm all for asking for forgiveness and forgiving others, but the apology has to be sincere. I should have known better when it comes to Jimmah Carter, the two-faced snake. No, he's not dying- his grandson, Jason Carter, is running for office in a predominately Jewish area in Atlanta. The grandson, of course, denies any relationship between his grandpa's apology and his eyeing the state Senate seat that will become available if Obama's political nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, David Adelman, is confirmed. The special election would occur in March.

Jason Carter, who is running in a district with a vocal Jewish population, said in a statement that his grandfather's letter was unrelated to his campaign and hailed the apology as a "great step towards reconciliation."
Apologizing must have been a massively bitter pill to swallow, considering everything he has said about Israel and the Jews, because frankly I don't buy it. Others have been more accepting,

Carter's apology was welcomed by Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League and a vocal critic of Carter's views on Israel.

"When a former president reaches out to the Jewish community and asks for forgiveness, it's incumbent of us to accept it," he said in a telephone interview from Jerusalem. "To what extent this is an epiphany, only time will tell. There certainly was a lot of hurt, a lot of angry words that need to be repaired. But this is a good start."

I'm glad someone believed him. And perhaps I would have been less skeptical had this not coincided with his grandson's political aspirations.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Joke of the day: The Dems Christmas Present To The Country

It's so incredibly pathetic that the Democrats in the Senate felt the need to pass the healthcare bill by Christmas eve, in spite of the fact that a huge majority of the population is against it, in its present form. The sole reason? Politics.
Bah humbug!
From Zack over at Diversity Lane. Click to enlarge.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Jihad A Family Affair- Wife of al Qaida's #2 Henchman Calls On Women To Join Jihad

How heart-warming, Jihad is becoming a family affair. Al Qaida has been recruiting men and their male children, and now their wives are being called into action by none other than the wife of Osama Bin Laden's number 2 henchman, Ayman al-Zawahiri. So now, instead of being asked to stand by their men by giving birth to and raising Jihadi babies and donating money, the women are being asked to join in the fun. Although unverified, Umaima Hassan posted her message on the internet- apparently the first time an al Qaida wife has encouraged others to fight and/or blow themselves up- telling women it was an "obligation" to fight. She did add that it would challenging since

"Fighting is not easy for women, because she needs a male guardian at her side."

I guess making it a family project would deal with that issue quite well.

NBC News counterterrorism analyst, Evan Kohlmann, said Umaima

wrote specifically of "martyrdom" and "how many sisters carried out a martyrdom operation in Palestine, Iraq and Chechnya, and caused the enemy high costs and caused the enemy a big defeat. We ask from Allah to accept them and connect us with them with goodness."

Kohlmann seems to think there might be a shortage of jihadi fighting machines, hence the call for female participation. My question is, if women go off to fight, who is going to raise the next generation of jihadis? Not that I care. Maybe Umaima and the whole family (along with all her friends and relatives) will strap on bombs and get blown up together. That would solve the al Qaida problem quite nicely.

"Umaima? Yo Mama!"

HatTip: Weasel Zippers

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Allah But No Jesus In Indiana School Holiday Show

Children at Lantern Road Elementary School in central Indiana were set to sing "Allah is God", in their 'all-inclusive' holiday production, until the reference was removed after much hoopla. What Christians took offense to was the fact that "Allah" was the only deity mentioned throughout the programme. So some parents, with the help of American Family Association (AFA), lobbied for its removal. This, naturally, offended the Muslim Alliance of Indiana:

“It’s unfortunate if that was removed from the program just because of Islamophobic feelings,” Shariq Siddiqui told the Indianapolis Star. “Schools are a place where we should learn more about each other rather than exclude each other based on stereotypes and misconceptions.”

Siddiqi's anger would be totally justified if the school had altogether removed the Muslim section of the show- which included Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas and Ramadan- which it did not. And I think no-one would have had any problems with a song mentioning 'Allah', if they had mentioned 'Jesus' during the Christmas portion of the programme, which they did not.

The principal of the school stated that the holiday production was a means of teaching inclusiveness to the children, which is a wonderful concept, as long as you are being inclusive. I have no problem with inclusiveness. Celebrating and learning about other people's cultures and religions teaches us respect and tolerance of others. But singing:
"Allah is God, we recall at dawn,
Praying ‘til night during Ramadan
At this joyful time we pray happiness for you,
Allah be with you all your life through.”
and then

“I didn’t know there was a little boy at the manger. What child is this?
I’m not sure if there was a little boy or not.
Then why did you paint one on your nativity window?
I just thought if there was a little boy, I’d like to know exactly what he (sic) say.”

That's not quite equitable. Micah Clarke of the Indiana AFA had this to say of the inequity

“(This show) affirmed Islam and negated Christianity. I wouldn’t have had a problem if it had been equal to all faiths.”
Which is what it all boils down to. Had there been any mention of Jesus which is what Christmas is all about, I don't think there would have been any problems.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Muslim Burqini-clad Women In Amsterdam Want Men Banned From The Pool

The latest inanity comes out of Amsterdam where Muslim burqini-clad women have demanded that men be banned while they swim in Zuiderbad pool, even though every ounce of their bodies are covered with swaths of cloth, save their hands, feet and faces. Now I realize most Muslim women are into the extreme modesty thing, because men can't control themselves and might lust after them, but these Islamic "swim suits" are very loose fitting and pretty darn ridiculous looking so there would be no way in hell they would attract unwanted attention. But, it seems they would feel uncomfortable with men looking at the few inches of exposed flesh so they've made these ridiculous demands. The silly thing is, even with Burqas, hands are exposed. Next they'll be fashioning a burqini that has gloves, socks and a mask attached.

Thankfully, Zuiderbad employees and the mayor aren't caving into their demands, at least not yet.
Egbert de Vries, mayor of the Oud-Zuid district, says it's nonsense to bar
all men from the pool for this reason.But he says that he can see having women's hour for one or two hours a week. For example, there's naked swimming an hour a week, and that is open only for men.
Apparently, they already have women's only swimming class every week, so why don't they join that one. Or, better yet, if they want freedom to swim whenever they want, how about the Muslim community building a swimming pool of their own. Although some bikinis verge on the obscene, burqinis in their own way are as well.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Female Genital Mutilation Gets Up To Life In Prison In Uganda

There's good news out of Uganda regarding female genital mutilation (FGM)- one of the most barbaric, backwards and abusive practices forced on young females in parts of Africa, the Middle East, Asia and elsewhere. The Ugandan parliament has just passed a law banning female circumcision, a traditional right of passage performed on young girls under the age of 15, without their consent. An horrific cultural, and sometimes religious practice, which predates Islam and Christianity, the genitalia of the child is wholly or partially removed.

Sometimes the remaining flesh is stitched closed, a practice called infibulation, leaving only a tiny opening for urination and menstruation, and making intercourse and childbirth painful.

It's estimated 2 to 3 million mutilations are performed per year, and there are anywhere from 130 to 140 million women worldwide who have been tortured through female genital mutilation; at least those still living, since it's common for girls to die during the procedure or from complications, including infection. And it is torture in many instances where anesthesia is not used, and the methods can be very primitive-

“I have never been traumatised my whole life,” reported MP Margaret Muhanga as she testified to her witness of FMG. “They used a sharp stone and cut off the girl’s clitoris…Imagine your daughter being treated like that.”

“The Lord was not stupid to put it the way he did,” said Ngora MP Francis Epetait. “All those accessories had their purpose. It is very stupid for man to claim to be wiser than God.”

The sentencing structure varies depending on certain factors
- 10 years for those caught performing FGM.
-Life in prison if the child dies, contracts HIV or is eventually disabled. It seems the risk of HIV AIDS is much higher for those who have been circumcised.

The Bill passed unanimously, although stopping the practice will be very difficult. Though it has been banned in other African countries, Egypt and elsewhere, it is still far too prevalent. Old habits die hard, and unless you start a massive re-education programme the horrific practice will continue. At least this is a step in the right direction.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Joke of the day: Santa's Gift To Osama Bin Laden

From comes Santa's gift for Osama's fatwa against him. Oh that it were true.


Looks like the youtube vids aren't showing up, so here's the link directly to youtube.

Political Joke of the day: Long Distance Phone Charges From Hell

A little humour during these trying times, arrived via email.

Long Distance Phone Charges from Hell

George Bush, Queen Elizabeth, and Vladimir Putin all die and go to hell.
While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for. The devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth.

Putin asks to call Russia and talks for 5 minutes. When he was finished the devil informs him that the cost is a million dollars, so Putin writes him a check.

Next Queen Elizabeth calls England and talks for 30 minutes. When she was finished the devil informs her that cost is 6 million dollars, so Queen Elizabeth writes him a check.

Finally George Bush gets his turn and talks for 4 hours.When he was finished the devil informed him that there would be no charge for the call and feel free to call the USA anytime. When Putin hears this he goes ballistic and asks the devil why Bush got to call the USA free.

The devil replied,

"Since Obama became President of the USA , the country has gone to hell, so naturally it's only a local call."

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Student Protests In Iran

Raw footage of the anti-Ahmadinejad student protests in Tehran, December 7th. Warms the cockles of one's heart. Let's all pray for their safety and that they are able to accomplish their dream of democracy in Iran.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Bolivian Nurses Forced to Wear Hijab At Inauguration of Iran-funded Hospital

The raunchy love affair between lefty Latin and South American leaders and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continues unabashedly with Iran's funding of a medical center in Bolivia, at the cost of 1.2 million dollars. 2 more hospitals have been promised.

In the meantime, the female nurses were forced to wear the Islamic hijab and cover themselves from head to toe at the inauguration of the Hospital República Islámica de Irán (Islamic Republic of Iran Hospital) in El Alto on November 24, where Evo and Mahmoud attended via teleconference. Causing an uproar, the minister of Health, Ramiro Tapia, assured everyone that things would go back to normal once the hospital was officially handed over at the beginning of December. Apparently, the Red Crescent (the Islamic version of the Red Cross) is handling administrative duties, so it wasn't a question of forcing Islamic dress on the nurses, but rather the uniform of the red Crescent. At least that's what Iranian Embassy officials said. Frankly, it's the same thing. They're both Islamic attire being forced on non-Muslims, in a foreign non-Islamic country. The article on doesn't specify whether they will continue to administrate or not, but in another article a source, who chose to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals, claims that wearing the hijab is a requirement (for both doctors and nurses) for being hired. The women have no choice, if they need the job. Administrative director, Pou Mount, explained that using the veil as part of the uniform was simply "a little piece of Iran in Bolivia".

Another source Semanario Verdad Latinoamericano also references the issue, but doesn't go into much detail, mentioning nothing about going back to business as usual. I'm not sure anyone knows for sure whether the forced wearing of hijab will be permanent or not. It appears to be, since being hired is predicated on accepting the rules, one of which is wearing a hijab.

I guess that's what happens when you make a deal with the devil.

British Politicians Banned From Calling Islamic Extremists "Islamic Extremists"

Even as some enlightened Muslims themselves have openly criticized the British government for pussyfooting around the issue of radical Islam in England, they continue to kowtow to the extremists. The latest idiocy coming out of Whitehall is a ban on the use of certain words by Ministers when speaking about the war on terrorism in a public forum. 8 pages worth, to be exact, of banned and politically correct alternatives, most of which make no sense at all. Simply because they fear offending Muslims, the majority of whom, granted, are incredibly thin-skinned.

So, even though they are referencing Muslim extremists, they're not allowed to use "Muslim", since it implies Islam is violent. A good alternative- just plain terrorism, or "violent" extremism.

Oh, and even though Jihadis are Jihadis- not allowed to use the word. Or fundamentalist for that matter. Because

Excuse me, but since when is "fundamentalist" solely equated with Islam? Every religion has their fundamentalist wackos, not just the Muslims. So, instead of calling them Jihadis (which they are) or fundamentalists or fundamentalist Jihadis, they are to be called 'criminals, murderers or thugs, which they are in their own right, even though they're still Jihadis. You don't have Christian Jihadis, or Hindu Jihadis, or Buddhist Jihadis, Jihadis are M-U-S-L-I-M and rewriting the Islamic dictionary isn't going to stop them from being Islamic Jihadis.

"Radicalisation" is also a no-no. It's "brainwashing". And they're not allowed to differentiate between moderate and radical Muslims since it "splits the community". But I thought that's what moderate Muslims wanted, not to be associated with extremists. As for "Islamophobia"? Verboten, since it's considered "a slur that singles out Muslims". Huh? That's a word they use against us. Why is that one banned?

Some over there have found it as ludicrous as I have:

He's right. You call a spade a spade, not a spoon. Islamic extremists are... radical Islamic fundamentalists who happen to be fighting a global Jihad, and call anyone critical of their religion Islamaphobic. No ifs ands or buts!
The guidance was branded "daft" last night by a special adviser to ex-Communities Secretary Hazel Blears. Paul Richards said: "Unless you can describe what you're up against, you're never going to defeat it. Ministers need to be leading the debate on Islamic extremism and they can't do that if they have one hand tied behind their back."

they make an "explicit link" between Muslims and terror.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Islamic Tolerance- 59 % of Muslim Turks OPPOSE meetings of OTHER religions

Muslims rabidly defend their tolerance of other religions (I have often debated them) and yet in mostly secular Turkey, a survey conducted in 2008 shows well over 50% of the Muslim-dominated country opposes adherents of other religions openly worshipping and sharing their faith.

Fully 59 percent of those surveyed said non-Muslims either “should not” or “absolutely should not” be allowed to hold open meetings where they can discuss their ideas. Fifty-four percent said non-Muslims either “should not” or “absolutely should not” be allowed to publish literature that describes their faith.

The study conducted by member nations of the International Social Survey Program (ISSP) in 2008 (and to be published in 2010) also found that 40% of Turks (90% of whom are Sunni Muslims)

had “very negative” or “negative” views of Christians. In the random survey, 60 percent of those polled said there is one true religion.

And we know what that "one true religion" is for Muslims, and it's not Christianity or Judaism.

The ISSP is an international organization that commissions various polls and surveys (that are political or social in nature) from its 43 member-nations. Turkey was the only Muslim country that participated in this particular study.

Although 42% claimed they believed in religious tolerance, 49% said they "absolutely" or "most likely" would not

support a political party that accepted people from another religion.

A paltry 13 percent had a “very positive,” view of Christians, while 7 percent had a “positive” view. The article in Compass Direct News does not mention views on other religions, but I'm positive the tolerance level for Jews, in particular, would be far less, or non-existent.

The study in Turkey was conducted at Sabanci University by several professors, and according to one of them, Ali Çarkoglu, most of the blame for religious intolerance can be firmly placed on the educational system

...which mandates religious studies for both junior high school and high school students – classes in which Christians and Jews “are not even mentioned” or are portrayed as “the others,” Çarkoglu said.“That instills in these students a severe point of view of intolerance,” he added.

Of course, this isn't anything new or surprising. It happens all over the Middle East and in Muslim-majority countries; even in Muslim schools in this country and elsewhere!

So while Muslims worldwide cry foul on the banning of Minarets in Switzerland, and piss and moan about intolerance, they are far too blind and in denial to admit their own massive intolerance.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"Stop The Terror Trial In NY" Rally On December 5th, 2009

Received the following from Tom Trento of Florida Security Council, for anyone who might be interested!


I’m on my way back to Ground Zero … make sure I get this stuff:

1. Only fresh Halal food …no frozen crap.

2. A brand new Holy Qur’an …untouched by infidel pigs

3. No Jews anywhere near me

4. ACLU attorney’s …4 or 5 or 6! (they can be Jews)

5. My own column in the NY Times.

6. No Jews anywhere near me

7. All my trial expenses paid by American taxpayer dogs

8. My personal copy of the US Constitution …signed by Pelosi

9. Immediate approval for my Green Card

10. No Jews anywhere near me.





Listen America – if you cannot find your voice on this absolute craziness (KSM, the mastermind of 911 who brags about beheading Daniel Pearl, having his trial in New York) then you have no voice left in that spineless body.

Yeah, there are two sides to this battle, the one side that says scum terrorists like KSM will NEVER enjoy US Constitutional rights, and the other side, favored by President Obama and Attorney General Holder, which says that their political futures are more important than American principles.

Which side are you on?

See you in New York

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giving Thanks On Thanksgiving And Every Day

"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others." Cicero

Food usually becomes the centerpiece for most of our celebrated holidays, and we forget about the true meaning of these occasions. Though there is no consensus about the actual history behind the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, we do know it was a day to give thanks to God and the bounties of the harvest. They had gone through challenging times, losing half the Pilgrims during the first harsh winter, but eventually prospered. But even through the hard times, they gave thanks for God's blessings.

We too are going through difficult times, and as challenging as it might be to find something positive to be grateful for, we should be thankful for what we do have, even if it's not much. If you look close enough at your life, you can always find something to be grateful for.

But Thanksgiving shouldn't be the only day to give thanks for our blessings, we should find things to be grateful for every day. In fact, there have been studies proving that gratitude and giving thanks brings health and happiness to those who do so on an ongoing basis.


Journaling is one way to to take stock of our daily blessings. Before you go to bed, make a list of all the positive things that occurred, that you can give thanks for. Even if it's finding that one last parking spot in the mall parking lot. Or the fact that you didn't get angry at the slowpoke in the fast lane.

Thank someone if they have been helpful or kind and then return the favor.

In spite of the current political climate, we have much to be thankful for. We still have our freedom and the ability to fight to maintain it. We have people willing to join the military to protect those hard won freedoms. There are still good people in this world who are willing to help those who are less fortunate and to stand up for what's right, even at their own peril.

A very Happy Thanksgiving, and God bless you all!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Little Noah Biorkman, Michigan boy who had requested Christmas cards passed away November 23

Little Noah Biorkman, the 5 year-old boy who was battling cancer and had requested Christmas cards for an early Christmas celebration, passed away on Monday, November 23rd. He received more than 1 million cards from all over the world and the family is extremely grateful for "the outpouring of love and compassion .."

They have requested the following:

In lieu of cards and flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in Noah's name to either of the following:

Department of Pediatrics and Oncology
University of Michigan
1500 East Medical Center Drive D4202MPB
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5718

Checks payable to: The University of Michigan -- Noah's Pediatric Oncology Fund

or to
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan
230 Huron View Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Checks payable to: Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan -- Memo: Noah Biorkman

Rest in peace, little one.

Crossposted on Mind, Body, Spirit.

Monday, November 23, 2009

AFA's Christian Boycott of The Gap Goes Too Far

The pro-family Christian organization American Family Association (AFA) has issued a temporary boycott of The Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic stores because, according to their website, they're pissed off that the Gap has refused to use the word 'Christmas' in its TV ads.

Problem is, this isn't quite true, since the following ad features dancers singing a ditty that clearly contains the word Christmas, and given top billing, to boot.

"Go Christmas, go Hannukah, go Kwanzaa, go Solstice... do whatever you wannukah, and to all a cheery night."

Personally, I don't find anything offensive about the ad, though I know there will be some who take issue with the fact that it includes other holidays. I will be the first to criticize how pc this world has become, but there is a difference between being pc and being inclusive. Christmas is not the only celebrated holiday during the December 'holiday season', and it's not as if the Gap was excluding Christmas or calling it something it isn't. Yes, it's stupid to call a Christmas tree a Holiday tree, that indeed is being pc, but to wish someone Happy Holiday's is not pc, since not everyone is Christian.

Let's all be more charitable during this Holiday Season. Since that's what the season is all about. Isn't it?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy 'Eid al-Adha' on Best Buy Thanksgiving Day Sale Sunday Ad Insert

I'm in the market for a new laptop, since mine seems to be on its last legs. And, as always, prior to a major purchase I do my research; and though I haven't quite settled on which one to buy (it has to be good for my photography) I decided to check out the Sunday advertising inserts today.

So, I'm checking out Best Buy and smack dab on the front page, right on top of the "Shop Thanksgiving Day at BESTBUY.COM" is Happy Eid al-Adha. Odd, methinks, since nowhere does it say Happy Thanksgiving, just shop Thanksgiving Day.

Happy Eid al-Adha? On a Thanksgiving Day advertising circular? Now, I thought Eid ended the month of Ramadan, but it turns out Muslims celebrate 2 Eid festivals. This one occurs after the completion of Hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca). This year it is celebrated from November 27th through November 30th, though the dates fluctuate from year to year.

Interesting how things have changed, of late. Now, I'm pretty open-minded and I have no problem with being inclusive of other religious holidays, as long as it doesn't co-opt the original one, like Tyson Farms attempted to do with Labour Day and Eid al-Fitr, the other Eid holiday.

And since when do companies start honoring the lesser known holidays of the major religions of the world? They don't even honor the well known ones. Anyone seen Happy Diwali (Hindu) on a Best Buy insert? And forget any of the Buddhist holidays.

It just would have been nice to see Happy Thanksgiving somewhere on the insert, considering the sale is a Thanksgiving Day sale, not an Eid al-Adha sale.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

2nd Annual Infidel Blogger Awards- Vote now!

Blazingcatfur has asked to let y'all know about the Infidel Blogger Awards 2nd Edition.

Here's your chance to vote for your fave infidel blogger. From our Canuck cousins up North:

The "Georgies" are Back!

We hope to build on last year's enormously popular effort to recognize the very best in Non-"Canadian Human Rights Commission" approved blogging & punditry and of course further our goal of offending the Kommissars of the Human Rights Kult and their politically correct enablers in the MSM, Judiciary, NGO community & Government.

Thank you once again for your support of the "Georgies". Remember free speech & blasphemy are your rights, exercise them and have yourself some good old-fashioned Offensive Fun!

This year's categories are listed below, click the link and make your nomination in the comments for each respective category. Nominations will close Nov. 18th. Voting will commence on Thursday Nov. 19th and end Tuesday November 24th with the winners announced Wednesday Nov. 25th.

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Monday, November 09, 2009

On Freedom and the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall-

22 years ago, on June 12, 1987 Ronald Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate, in West Berlin, and challenged Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin wall. His now famous words

"Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall"
turned into reality a little over 2 years later.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, an historic occasion which Obama has chosen not to participate in, because apparently he is too dang busy. Of course, he wasn't too busy when he was campaigning to make a grand appearance there, but I suppose that was different. At the time, he was trying to win hearts and minds of the American people and the rest of the world, but since he won the presidency he doesn't have to work so hard. It's actually rather shameful considering what tearing down the wall symbolized.

So, 20 years ago the Wall was torn down and with that came freedom for the East Berlin Germans. Ironically, though the cold war ended several years later, it's been replaced with another war, one far more terrifying because the enemy has no moral compass. At least with the communists there was the whole issue of MAD (mutually assured destruction). There was never really any fear (at least for me) that they would actually attack us. Islamists, on the other hand, would love nothing more than to destroy us and our western ways. And there are no borders. Their terror is not relegated to one region. It is global and far reaching.

As for freedom, we are no longer free. Islamists have constructed an invisible wall, that we have helped to build through our PCness, that may not be so easy to knock down. Our freedom of speech has been drastically reduced. People fear being called Islamaphobic, so they keep their mouths shut. People fear offending, so they censor themselves. The director of 2012, Roland Emmerich, scrapped a scene (where the Kaaba in Mecca was to be destroyed, along with Rio's Christ The Redeemer) because he feared a fatwa. And it's not just the Islamists; conservatives in this country are not free, either. If we criticize Obama and his leftist policies we're called racists and other nasty things. At least we're not killed for our criticism.

It's incumbent upon us to make sure that we don't allow others to infringe upon our freedoms, by fighting the good fight. Tear down the shackles of bondage and let freedom ring!

Take the Spiegel Berlin Wall Quiz for fun. Click here.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

The Difference Between a Conservative And a Liberal

This has been making the rounds via the internet. For those of you who might not have received it, enjoy!

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn
't eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for

If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat
his enemy.
A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.

If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a black man or Hispanic are conservative, they see themselves as
independently successful.
Their liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it's a foreign religion, of course!)

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for
it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a conservative slips and falls in a store, he gets up, laughs and is
If a liberal slips and falls, he grabs his neck, moans like he's in labor and then sues.

If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a
good laugh.
A liberal will delete it because he's "offended".

So true!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

URGENT: Christmas Card Request For Dying Boy in Michigan- Noah Biorkman

UPDATE: Little Noah passed away on Monday November 23rd. He received 1 million Christmas cards. Rest in peace, little one.

5 year-old Noah Biorkman is dying of Neuroblastoma cancer. He has been battling it for almost half his young life. He loves Christmas cards and since they don't think he has much longer to live, his mum is celebrating Christmas early, and has requested cards or letters for her little boy.

I checked this on Snopes, and it is for real! It's something one needs to act upon now, before it's too late. Mrs. Biorkman is friends with the a.m. DJ on Michigan radio station WKSR and sent an email with the request.

Christmas Cards Requested
Posted on November 04, 2009

Christmas will come early for a five year old Michigan boy this year. Noah Biorkman is battling cancer and is not expected to live much longer.

Noah’s mother and WKSR morning personality Ed Carter went to school together years ago. They keep in touch by email. She mentioned the early Christmas for her son in an email to Ed today.

Mrs. Biorkman is asking for Christmas cards for her son. If you would like to take time to send a card or letter, send it to:

Noah Biorkman
1141 Fountain View Circle

South Lyon , Michigan, 48178.

Crossposted on Mind, Body and Spirit

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Going too far- Environmentalists want to nix plush toilet paper

Remember back in 2007 when wacky Sheryl Crow called for using 1 square of toilet paper per sitting? Well, the environmentalists are back at it again calling for the elimination of plush-type toilet paper because it's un-green to use anything softer than wax paper to wipe our butts.

Although toilet paper and tissues account for only 5 percent of the U.S. paper industry, to environmentalists 5 percent is more than they can bear. I suppose they'd be happiest if we used corn cobs or newspapers to do our business, but they'll settle for recycled toilet paper instead, it seems. So they've been lobbying manufacturers to go green and make their t.p. more environmentally friendly by using recycled materials. Apparently Green peace has been doing their bit to put pressure on the paper industry:

Last month, Greenpeace announced an agreement that it said would change this industry from the inside. The environmental group had spent 4 1/2 years attacking Kimberly-Clark, the makers of Kleenex and Cottonelle toilet paper, for getting wood from old-growth forests in Canada. But the group said it is calling off the "Kleercut" campaign: Kimberly-Clark had agreed to make its practices greener. By 2011, the company said, 40 percent of the fiber in all its tissue products will come from recycled paper or sustainable forests.

One manufacturer of recycled t.p., Marcal, is trying to convince people that strength is better than soft.

"Strength of toilet paper is more important, for obvious reasons," said Spring, the chief executive, guiding a golf cart among the machinery that whizzes up vast stacks of old paper, whips it into a slurry, and dries it into rolls of toilet paper big enough for King Kong. He said his final product is as strong as any of the big-name brands. "If the paper breaks during your use of toilet paper, obviously, that's very, very important."

Don't get me wrong, although I don't buy into the global warming hysteria, I think recycling is extremely important, and trashing our earth is a crime, but anyone who wants to do away with soft toilet paper needs to experience a bout of dysentery or know what it feels like to have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) or any of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases before they decide to nix plush toilet paper. I think they would sing a very different tune.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Lose weight with Nancy Pelosi's "Sweating To The Socialists

Need to shed some of those extra pounds. Who needs Richard Simmons when you can get your Nancy Pelosi's "Sweating To The Socialists" CD today!

Monday, September 28, 2009

International Free Press Day- 9/30/09

In honor of the courage displayed by Jyllands-Posten, the Danish newspaper that had the cojones to publish the Mohammed cartoons on 9/30/05, the International Free Press Society (IFPS) has designated September 30 as International Free Press Day. To commemorate the day, the IFPS is sponsoring 73-year-old Kurt Westergaard on a tour of several U.S. cities-including Yale, Princeton and New York city. Westergaard was one of 12 artists who created cartoons of Mohammed in response to Denmark's caving in to political correctness with regards to Islamic shariah law. Not surprisingly, since publishing his Mohammed with a bomb-atop-his-turban cartoon, Westergaard has needed state security for protection, since his life has been threatened. Because, well, there's no freedom in Islam, let alone freedom of speech.

So here's to Kurt Westergaard and all those who dare to exercise their right to free speech.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

School Kids Praising Obama- Hero worship at its worst

There is something fundamentally wrong with worshipping a man as if he was God, which is what has been happening since the campaign days. This is not N. Korea.

And you know the parents would have been up in arms if this had been about Bush, or if these kids were being encouraged to sing some religious songs.

Song 1:
Mm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said we must be fair today
Equal work means equal pay
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that we must take a stand
To make sure everyone gets a chance
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said red, yellow, black or white
All are equal in his sight
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

Mmm, mmm, mm
Barack Hussein Obama

Song 2:
Hello, Mr. President we honor you today!
For all your great accomplishments, we all doth say "hooray!"

Hooray, Mr. President! You're number one!
The first black American to lead this great nation!

Hooray, Mr. President we honor your great plans
To make this country's economy number one again!

Hooray Mr. President, we're really proud of you!
And we stand for all Americans under the great Red, White, and Blue!

So continue ---- Mr. President we know you'll do the trick
So here's a hearty hip-hooray ----

Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray!

Lyrics transcribed by the person who uploaded this to youtube.

Friday, September 11, 2009

9/11- Lest we forget!

It's been 8 years since that dreadful day; a day that some of us, who witnessed the true face of evil, will remember in vivid, horrific detail. The 3,000 innocents who died. Those poor souls who chose to jump to their deaths rather than burn alive. The massive destruction and devastation. But for others, as the years pass by, the memories start to fade and what happened on that fateful Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001 has less impact, and in some cases forgotten. A few days ago I mentioned to someone that we were approaching 9/11- they asked what was so important; they had simply forgotten what had occurred that day.

What transpired that tuesday was not a terrible accident, or a tragic act of nature, it was a deliberate, flagrant act of aggression against this country and its citizens by religious Muslim fanatics. And although those Saudi Arabian funded jihadists who hijacked the planes on 9/11 would be considered extremists, what about all those people who were dancing in the streets in the Middle East, celebrating the death of 3,000 men, women and children? Should they too be considered extremists? I think not.

The problem with the passage of time is that complacency settles in, and with complacency we become less vigilant. Back when the memories were fresh, we understood how real the threat of Islamic fundamentalism was and were being proactive. But things have changed since then. We have become politically correct, appeasers, unwilling to offend those who would love to do us harm. What was once coined "the Global War on Terror", is no longer part of our government's terminology in describing our fight against global terrorism. Suddenly, the terrorists have rights and our CIA are under scrutiny. With Obama's naive and frankly dangerous belief that we can reach out and touch an Islamic fundamentalist, by trying to negotiate with the likes of the Taliban and other crazies like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will lead this country to destruction, or at least another terrorist attack on our soil.

I realize that there are times when it is best to forget and move on, but there are certain events that we should never forget, and 9/11 is one of those. And we need to be even more vigilant.

God Bless the victims, their families and all the heroes of 9/11!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Joke of the day: Musical Video "One Single Payer System"

Brilliant take-off on the song "One" from "A Chorus Line" making fun of Obamacare's one-single-payer system. The lyrics are from the youtube site. Very clever.

One single payer system that's what we intend to get
One single payer system perhaps not all of it yet
Something that Bill and Hillary could not do
Well just abolish illness with you-know-who

One single payer system everybody gets their share
But well never have to ration care, no way son
Hell, folks he can heal the planet
Disease, well, well simply have to ban it
Cause hes the one

One single payer system like our neighbors the Canucks
One single payer system but ours will be real deluxe
In one fell swoop were solving the health care crunch
Who's says that we don't believe that there's no free lunch

One single payer system lets do it for Uncle Ted
Pretty soon hes dead, its time to get it done
This is change you can believe in
Trust me, you know we aint deceiving
Cause hes the one.

One single payer system might be kinda tough to sell
One single payer system wont leave it up to Michelle
Harry and Nancy you folks can calm your fears
And hell get coverage that will fix those ears

One single payer system covers every healthcare need
No time to read the bill just pass Obama Care
But it sounds a little socialistic
This pig is gonna need some lipstick

Hat Tip? Hot Air via Schnitt Show

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Obama as "The Joker"- Mystery Partially Revealed

When posters of Barack Obama Photoshopped to look like Batman's nemesis "The Joker" (with the word "Socialism" below the caricature) started being plastered all over Los Angeles, California and then around the country, no-one had a clue who was behind it. I'm sure people automatically assumed some right-wing, gun toting, middle-aged conservative was responsible, because anything that happens to be anti-Obama of course must originate from the the Republican camp. And although the mystery of who has been placing these posters nationwide still remains, well, a mystery, the L.A Times actually tracked down the person who initially created the graphics for Obama as The Joker, and it's definitely not who you would think it would be.

Firas Alkhateeb, a 20 year-old student of Palestinian descent, whose family lives in Chicago and who wanted Democrat Dennis Kucinich as President, admitted to the artwork, albeit in a different format. During his winter break, history major Firas, using Adobe Photoshop,

turned a Time magazine cover photo of Barack Obama into the nefarious Joker of the Batman series.

Firas then uploaded his work to Flickr (photo-sharing site) to share with friends, back in January. Someone then downloaded the photo, edited out the Time Magazine graphics and added "Socialism" to the mix. Although we can guess what political affiliation the perpetrators of the "socialism" version have, we can't assume so. After all, not all Democrats voted for Obama and many are becoming increasingly disillusioned.

Firas was not thrilled with Obama so he did not vote last November.

"After Obama was elected, you had all of these people who basically saw him as the second coming of Christ," Alkhateeb said. "From my perspective, there wasn't much substance to him."
And though he prefers the Democrats in terms of foreign policy, he admitted he agrees more with Republicans on domestic policy.

So, although he isn't a full-fledged liberal, he is a Democrat. Hopefully people will stop assuming that only conservatives are critical of Obama.

Monday, July 27, 2009

'Boycott Israel' Group Vandalizes Israeli Products At Trader Joe's

The following video is a perfect example of what happens when you gather a group of people who have way too much time on their hands, no brains, and little respect for the property of others.

On June 30, 2009 ("Don't Buy Into Apartheid Day"- yep, it exists), in the San Francisco Bay Area (and elsewhere), pro-Palestinian/anti-Israeli activists, members of Global BDS Movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions for Palestine) trekked on over to various Trader Joe's and proceeded to vandalize all Israeli-made products. In this particular location, the feeble Trader Joe's employees basically did nothing to deter the idiots from plastering stickers on the food, other than threaten to call the police. At the beginning, they also asked them to stop filming, although they continued to videotape their antics for 6 minutes or so.

Of course, they bandied about the whole Israel is an apartheid state, which is ludicrous, and to which I devoted a whole post to.

I wish I had been there!

WARNING: The video has an annoyance-factor of 10+.

HatTip: WeaselZippers

Thursday, July 23, 2009


In case you haven't seen this one. To see the details, click on photo for a larger image.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Where In The World Has Incognito Been?

It feels like an eternity since I last posted something. I apologize for being so remiss, both in blogging and responding to comments, but it has been quite a challenging first half of the year.

I got sick in the spring, and as I progressively got worse I found blogging was the last thing on my mind. Then early June I had to go out of town for a project I had committed to last December. Wasn't sure how it would all turn out, and I didn't know whether I would end up on stage or in the hospital, but thankfully, by the grace of God, 4 visits per week to acupuncturists and the aid of allopathic meds (not that I was thrilled about that) I started to feel better the Friday before we opened. In spite of everything, the show went exceptionally well, with some great reviews.

I have to admit, it was quite lovely not reading about all the horrors in the world for the past few months, but I am on the mend, though not totally out of the woods, yet, and ready to start blogging again.

Blessings to all, and see you in the blogosphere.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day, 2009

Please take time today, amidst all the Memorial Day festivities, to contemplate the true meaning of Memorial Day and honor the brave soldiers who have sacrificed their lives over the decades so that we can be free.

And pray for those who are still alive and still fighting for our freedom!

God Bless them all!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Joke Of The Day- You May Be A Taliban If...

Not sure where this originated from,'s pretty funny.


1. You refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to

2. You own a $3,000 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher, but you
can't afford shoes.

3. You have more wives than teeth.

4. You wipe your butt with your bare hand, but consider bacon "unclean."

5. You think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide.

6. You can't think of anyone you haven't declared Jihad against.

7. You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in
your clothing.

8. You were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than
setting off roadside bombs.

9. You have everything against women but think every man should own at
least one.

10. You've always had a crush on your neighbor's goat.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Squelching Free Speech: Pissy Perez Hilton VS Miss California (Carrie Prejean)

Since when do we, as Americans, not have the right to voice an opinion? As much as gays have the right to state they should be able to marry, those who oppose the idea have as much right to disagree. This whole issue was thrown into the spotlight by one vicious, nasty little guy called Perez Hilton, who had the gall to ask beauty contestant Miss California, Carrie Prejean, what her beliefs were regarding gay marriage. First of all, what kind of baiting question is that? Second of all, she's entitled to her opinion, whether you agree or not, because this is a free country! Just because someone might not agree with gay marriage, and there are plenty of gay people who don't, does NOT mean one is anti-gay. She probably lost the title because of her answer.

Perez also took it upon himself to try and destroy a Florida photographer who emailed chastising him for the Miss California fiasco, by posting the email on his blog- address, phone number etc. Granted, the photographer's choice of words was very distasteful, but Perez had no right to publish that information.

His website got overloaded and crashed. And his email inbox filled up with hate mail. Someone wanted to burn his home. Someone else wrote about killing him and his family.

So, while people get bent out of shape because there are those who believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, where is the outcry regarding stories regarding the torture and murder of gays in the Middle East? There was a recent story about gay men in Iraq having their anuses glued shut, then being force-fed a liquid that causes diarrhea, which leads to eventual death. Shouldn't they be blogging about that?

Perez Hilton, and the like, are truly pathetic for their spitefulness and lack of priorities!

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Haters Versus Patriots

Thought this was great, from Zack over at Diversity Lane. Sad, that in this great country of ours, there are people who still find so many things to hate about this land. Nothing is good enough. And yes, we have much to fix, but at least we have the options to right what is wrong, fix what is broken.

God Bless this country!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tax Day Tea Party, April 15 2009!

I headed over to City Hall around 4:30 to meet some dear friends in from Los Angeles. Both Canadians, L became an American citizen a while back, but both L and P are more patriotic than some born and bred Americans I know. After coordinating at a parking lot, the 3 of us headed over to the main street where there were already hundreds gathered on either side of the main drag. Hard to estimate how many were gathered, but it seemed as if there were more than 1,000 spread along the staging area. Peaceful but enthusiastic, the crowd held a variety of signs and there were people from all ages and all walks of life. It was very heartening to see so many people out there protesting the excesses of government.

Many people tend to think that this was a partisan, conservative movement, but I know there were democrats and independents and republicans out there, sharing the sidewalk.

The TEA Party (taxed enough already) was created in response to a Congress and President who:

  • vote for a $500 billion tax bill without even reading it?
  • are spending trillions of borrowed dollars, leaving a debt our great-grandchildren will be paying?
  • consistently give special interest groups billions of dollars in earmarks to help get themselves re-elected?
  • want to take your wealth and redistribute it to others?
  • punish those who practice responsible financial behavior and reward those who do not?
  • admit to using the financial hurt of millions as an opportunity to push their political agenda?
  • run up trillions of dollars of debt and then sell that debt to countries such as China?
  • want government controlled health care?
  • want to take away the right to vote with a secret ballot in union elections?
  • refuse to stop the flow of millions of illegal immigrants into our country?
  • appoint a defender of child pornography to the Number 2 position in the Justice Department?
  • want to force doctors and other medical workers to perform abortions against their will?
  • want to impose a carbon tax on your electricity, gas and home heating fuels?
  • want to reduce your tax detectability for charitable gifts?
  • take money from your family budget to pay for their federal budget?

For more information here is the official Tea Party Day website. Hope you were able to participate at one in your state.

Department of Homeland Security was there.

My friends L and P

Someone's take on the Geico commercial.

The old

The young

And the 4-legged

Others blogging:
Gollygeez with a warning about signing anything there, which was too late, because I did.
Conservatism With Heart
Michelle Malkin with a list of different locations.

Happy Tax Day & TEA Party Day!!

Hope everyone got their taxes done and are due a refund!

Today is also Tea Party Day with protests planned for almost 2000 cities across the country. Yours truly plans on attending one, and taking photos. Will be posting about it later.

TEA (Taxed Enough Already) will be a peaceful protest against higher taxes, pork spending and such.

For a list of cities near you, click here.

Have fun!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Alleged Child Killer Nour Hadid's Husband Offended By Photo Of Hijab-Less Wife

It always amazes me how certain criminals, in all their breathtaking audacity, somehow think that they should get preferential treatment if they happen to have religious or dietary restrictions. If you want to live your life as you choose, then don't commit a crime!!

Nour Hadid, apparently beat to death Bhia Hadid, her 2-year-old niece. Over a period of 4 days!

"The child had 55 separate bruises and was beaten "from head to toe," according to prosecutors, who say Hadid confessed."

Though the woman confessed, hubby Alaeddin Hadid claims she's innocent and is mad as hell, because police took the booking photo of his wife sans hijab (head scarf), because, yes they happen to be Muslim. Alaeddin has threatened to sue because it happens to be an "insult against our religion. We do not do this in our culture," stating the Orland (Illinois) police are "really going to be in big trouble".

Oh, really? Being deprived of wearing her hijab is against their religion but beating an innocent child to death is not? His concern over his wife's modesty rather than the fact that she used his niece Bhia as a punching bag, is truly sickening. And what was his involvement, one has to wonder? Then again, they do tend to stone people to death, in the name of honor, so perhaps modesty is more important than the sanctity of life.

As for the police photographing her in her tank top, perhaps she should have been wearing a turtle neck under that hijab. And the police were just doing their job. A matron was present during the whole procedure, and the hijab was returned to Nour after the mug shots were taken,although it was then taken back after she threatened suicide. Lots of material is not a good thing with someone who is suicidal.

And why should Nour be treated differently from any other criminal?! Perhaps she should have thought twice about beating a defenseless little girl to death. She's nothing more than a child killer and should be treated as such!

Monday, April 06, 2009

The Al-Taqiyya Of Palestinian Lies- Fatah Refuses To Recognize Israel

I've always believed that it's bad karma to lie, and that fibbing does more harm than good. Besides, in the end, the Truth will always be revealed, so why bother lying in the first place. But Islam actually embraces and encourages dissimulation or what is called "al-Taqiyya"

"Concealing or disguising one's beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies at a time of eminent danger, whether now or later in time, to save oneself from physical and/or mental injury."
In other words, it's okay to lie to achieve your goals. So, it's not surprising, when you see certain Muslim clerics and government leaders talking about peace and moderation to one group of people (i.e. the Western world), and then the opposite to another group (the Arab world). Take Fatah, the supposed moderate faction of the Palestinian people. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority and Chairman of Fatah, said a while back that a Unity government with Hamas would be predicated upon the recognition of Israel, which Hamas continues to refuse to do. Which, one would assume, means Fatah is willing to recognize Israel, but this is not the case. In a recent television interview, senior Fatah leader, Muhammad Dahlan revealed that Fatah too, will never recognize Israel, and they don't expect Hamas to, either.

"I want to say for the thousandth time, in my own name and in the name of all of my fellow members of the Fatah movement: We do not demand that the Hamas movement recognize Israel. On the contrary, we demand of the Hamas movement not to recognize Israel, because the Fatah movement does not recognize Israel even today."
He went on to admit that although Fatah and Hamas both refuse to recognize Israel, The Palestinian Authority will, but only to legitimize their position in the eyes of the western world in order to receive much needed aid. Under this blatant deception, Hillary Clinton and the U.S. have pledged 900 million dollars, that we don't have, to a people who will simply take the money and run, and continue battering Israel with rockets. The international community having pledged a total of 4.5 billion in relief, once again, has been duped by al-taqiyya.