Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Keep 'Em Barefoot and Pregnant- Israeli Rabbi Says Women Should Say At Home

“home is the natural habitat for women to express their special tendency ... not the domain of social activity. At home, without the bustle ... is where a woman can fully live her life.”

Sound like some fatwa from some Imam in Saudi Arabia? Nope. That statement came from an Austrian born Israeli ultra-orthodox Jewish Rabbi, Zvi Tau, as equally enlightened as some of his Muslim counterparts.

And education? Nah. Women don't have the same capacity as men and should therefore stay home and have babies. Lots of them, of course.

According to him, women have more emotional power, while men are more cerebral. Women, due to nature’s needs, were not meant to occupy themselves with “the depths of science and morals,” but rather with carrying, giving birth to, feeding and raising children.

Rabbi Tau added that the worldwide trend of allowing women equal education, and striving for equality, can only guarantee short-term profits. In the long run this trend “will harm the quality of life of the nation and society, since the true female character will not be realized and will be missed by the world. Society and the nation should rather be built on perfecting the special attributes imprinted in women,” according to him.

Tau explained that children born to couples including women who devote themselves to their career will be “weak and flaccid.”

When it comes to chauvinism and the abysmal treatment of women, there really is no difference between extremist Muslims and extremist Jews.

"Throw Putin Out"- Russian Punk Group Faces Jail For Blasphemy

An anti-Putin protest song has landed 3 members of a Russian female punk rock group 'Pussy Riot'- yes, that's the name- in major trouble. They could be sentenced for up to 7 years in prison, for- get this- blasphemy against the Russian Orthodox Church. Apparently, during the numerous anti-Putin riots in February four of them barged into a Church and performed their impromptu punk protest- see video below- and as a result are facing the charge of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred or hostility." Other than some obscenities, all they were asking was to "throw Putin out." I'm trying very hard, here, to figure out the blasphemy angle. Do the Russians consider Putin a religious figure, or maybe God? Is that where the blasphemy comes in?

Glad to see the Russian government continues to be as repressive as it was during Communist rule, and that the Russian Orthodox Church is so enamored of Putin and his ways.

UPDATE 8/17/2012:

Pussy Riot members sentenced to 2 years in jail!

Source BBC, TelegraphUK

11-Year-Old's Painful Rendition Of National Anthem

Little Harper Gruzins- who calls herself a “singer-songwriter"- from Coppell, Texas, massacred the Star-Spangled Banner at a soccer match between Los Angeles and Dallas. I'm not sure what she was trying to do but it actually sounds like an old warped record.

Her performance has been touted by many as being the worst rendition of the National Anthem, ever, topping Roseanne Barr and Steve Tyler's abysmal performances. Naturally, her parents are very upset about the kid being ripped to shreds. Okay, so she's only 11-years-old, and maybe some of the criticism is a little harsh, but it was bad. Of course, she blamed it on the blowhorns:

“It wasn’t my best performance because I couldn’t hear myself and the blowhorns got me off key.”

But it wasn't just being off key that made it so painful. But you be the judge.

If the kid wants to perform publicly before she is ready- and I blame the parents and her vocal coach for that- then she has to take the criticism if she isn't up to par.

Warning, do not turn up the volume. This is actually painful, but has to be listened to be believed.

Here's Harper singing at an indoor game without blowhorns, and she's only a tiny bit better.

Monday, July 30, 2012

2016: Obama's America - Dinesh D'ouza's Documentary

There's a new documentary film that has just been released based on Dinesh D'Souza's New York Times best seller The Roots of Obama's Rage, and it looks like a winner- at least for those trying to make him a one-term president.  Produced by Gerald Molen (Jurassic Park, Rain Man, Schindler's List), 2016: Obama's America is an anti-Obama jaunt into what exactly makes him tick.

2016 Obama's America takes audiences on a gripping visual journey into the heart of the world’s most powerful office to reveal the struggle of whether one man's past will redefine America over the next four years. The film examines the question, "If Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?"

Across the globe and in America, people in 2008 hungered for a leader who would unite and lift us from economic turmoil and war. True to America’s ideals, they invested their hope in a new kind of president, Barack Obama. What they didn't know is that Obama is a man with a past, and in powerful ways that past defines him--who he is, how he thinks, and where he intends to take America and the world.

Immersed in exotic locales across four continents, best selling author Dinesh D’Souza races against time to find answers to Obama’s past and reveal where America will be in 2016. During this journey he discovers how Hope and Change became radically misunderstood, and identifies new flashpoints for hot wars in mankind’s greatest struggle. The journey moves quickly over the arc of the old colonial empires, into America’s empire of liberty, and we see the unfolding realignment of nations and the shape of the global future.

Emotionally engaging, 2016 Obama’s America will make you confounded and cheer as you discover the mysteries and answers to your greatest aspirations and worst fears.

However, good luck trying to find a theatre that's presenting it.  If you're in Texas you have various options, but hopefully it will come to a theatre near-ish you. In the meantime, you can sign up on their website to be notified of where and when.

It even features an interview with Obama's Kenyan hut-living half brother George.

I can't wait to see it, if it ever gets here, and let's hope we don't have to witness what our country might look like in 2016 after another four years of Obama.

Tolerant U.K. Mecca For Female Genital Mutilation

Britain's lax laws and reputation as being tolerant and politically-correct has turned the nation into a mecca for female genital mutilation (FGM). Since it's more difficult in other European countries to hack their daughters' genitalia off- over 100 people in France will spend up to 13 years in jail for the crime- some African immigrant families living in Europe are bringing their daughters over to England to have it done. In fact, they often have FGM parties because it's cheaper in bulk.

Although England banned the practice in the 1980s,  no-one has ever been prosecuted, and Metropolitan Police Commander Simon Foy- head of the Child Abuse Investigation Command-doesn't seem to think prosecution would be much of a deterrent. Foy said he wasn't

".. necessarily sure that the availability of a stronger sense of prosecution will change it [the incidence of FGM] for the better".

That's why so many young girls are sent to England to undergo one of the most horrific and barbaric things you can do to a female.

Isabelle Gillette-Faye, director of the French protest group GAMS, said she recently learnt of two girls due to be taken from Paris to London to be mutilated. She believes the UK is the preferred destination for many others in African-immigrant communities in France – where, unlike in the UK, young girls are routinely checked by doctors until the age of six to ensure they have not been harmed.

"In England you are very respectful about traditions of every community who live in your country," she said. "In our country it is totally different, because when migrants arrive in France they have a necessity to integrate with our law and traditions. We will not tolerate the mutilation of children."

Some 20,000 girls are at risk of being mutilated in cities across Britain, according to Forward, the leading group campaigning in the UK against FGM.

Amina Yahaya, an 18-year-old British-Somali student living in Bristol, said she knew of "FGM parties" being held in the city. "They cut them all together, as a group," she explained, "because it is cheaper. At first, the girls are all excited because it's a party, until they realise what is going to happen, and then they get frightened."

At least some African countries are making the effort to stop the practice. In 2009, Uganda banned and criminalized FGM. But it's not just an African female rite of passage, it's just as prevalent in the Arab world. Women's rights groups were up in arms when Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood this year declared it was organizing mobile FGM clinics.

FGM is just another means of controlling women in a religious culture that demeans and devalues them on so many levels and in so many ways.

Obamacare Will Worsen Doctor Shortage

For those who think Obamacare will be the panacea for their health insurance woes, think again. Try and get an appointment with a specialist these days, and good luck if you can see someone in less than a month. When I got extremely sick with a nasty Ulcerative Colitis flare-up three years ago, I called two gastroenterologists that had been highly recommended and neither of them had any appointments available. The soonest I could see a third doctor was three weeks, and it was another 2 weeks before he was able to perform the dreaded colonoscopy.

You're a fool if you don't think it's going to get worse. Doctors will choose to retire early, or forgo insurance altogether. There are already MDs who don't accept medicare, and you can't force them to.

An article in the New York Times- that was also published in my local paper today- claims that you might have the coverage but there won't be enough doctors to take care of your medical needs. It cites the Inland Empire, which includes Riverside, Ontario and San Bernardino:

President Obama’s health care law is expected to extend insurance coverage to more than 300,000 people by 2014. But coverage will not necessarily translate into care: Local health experts doubt there will be enough doctors to meet the area’s needs. There are not enough now.

And it gets worse:

Other places around the country, including the Mississippi Delta, Detroit and suburban Phoenix, face similar problems. The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that in 2015 the country will have 62,900 fewer doctors than needed. And that number will more than double by 2025, as the expansion of insurance coverage and the aging of baby boomers drive up demand for care. Even without the health care law, the shortfall of doctors in 2025 would still exceed 100,000.

Health experts, including many who support the law, say there is little that the government or the medical profession will be able to do to close the gap by 2014, when the law begins extending coverage to about 30 million Americans. It typically takes a decade to train a doctor.

“We have a shortage of every kind of doctor, except for plastic surgeons and dermatologists,” said Dr. G. Richard Olds, the dean of the new medical school at the University of California, Riverside, founded in part to address the region’s doctor shortage. “We’ll have a 5,000-physician shortage in 10 years, no matter what anybody does.”

Experts describe a doctor shortage as an “invisible problem.” Patients still get care, but the process is often slow and difficult. In Riverside, it has left residents driving long distances to doctors, languishing on waiting lists, overusing emergency rooms and even forgoing care.

Read the rest of the depressing story here.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Burqa joke of the day: School Photo

Romney's U.K. Gaffe Versus Obama's Top Ten

To Obama lovers, Barack can do no wrong. None of his pretty numerous gaffes have made much of a ripple in the mainstream media, while pundits and talking heads have glommed on to every single gaffe (insignificant or not) of anyone on the right.

Yes, Mitt Romney could have handled his U.K. comment on the Olympic game security situation a little more delicately, but good grief- he was simply stating the truth. He found it a tad disconcerting that they were having problems.

“The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, supposed strike of immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging."

Well, yeah. That is definitely something to be concerned about, and the Olympics 'aint over yet. God forbid something happens, but it's not out of the realm of possibility given London's safe haven for radical Muslims, and the story the UK sun exposed about Pakistan's Olympic Team visa scam.

On the other hand the POTUS has made some pretty tacky gaffes of his own. Breitbart has listed Obama's top 10 U.K. gaffes. Yes, exclusively U.K.

1. The Toast:
President Inspector Clouseau completely bungles a toast to Queen Elizabeth:
The screwup: At this point, the band launched into “God Save the Queen” — but Obama continued speaking over the music: “. . . for the vitality of the special relationship between our peoples, and in the words of Shakespeare, ‘To this blessed plot, this Earth, this realm, this England.’ To the Queen.” She gave him a look, he set down his glass, and then stood motionless until the music stopped. Then everyone picked up their glasses. Oops.
Watch the video. The reaction around Captain Clueless is absolutely hysterical.
2. The iPod:
President Inspector Clouseau gifts Queen Elizabeth with an iPod loaded with videos and photos of…himself:
The bestowing of the Royal iPod brought a cringe from one top etiquette expert, who said it confirmed that Obama hasn’t figured out presidential gift-giving. Or that they shouldn’t all come from Best Buy[.]

Here are the other 8. Equally inappropriate. And that's not to mention all the other ones he's made:

 "Austrian" is a language, Canada has a president, they speak Arabic in Afghanistan, referring to the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) as the Maldives, the Polish death camp gaffe.

I won't even bother mentioning the slew of other gaffes.  You might want to call Romney a rich, out of touch buffoon, but at least he's not a dangerous one.

NBC Cut Moving Dance Piece From Olympic Opening Night Ceremony

I love the Brits, but I was not impressed with the Olympic Games opening night ceremony. It had its moments, but factor in some shoddy camera work by NBC and I have to admit that I snoozed through a bit of it. Noise and all. But I had no idea that NBC didn't air all of it.

According to Bangladeshi/Brit choreographer and dancer Akram Khan, he was shocked to find out that his segment never aired in the U.S. Apparently, it was preempted by a Ryan Seacrest interview with two-time multiple Olympic medal winner for swimming Michael Phelps.

Naturally, Khan was “...disheartened and disappointed,” asking “Is it not accessible enough? Is it not commercial enough?” Probably not, considering the penchant of American audiences for works without substance, but who knows what the reason was, and NBC hasn't responded.

Khan had been commissioned to create a piece dealing with the theme of "mortality."

The section featured 50 specially selected professional dancers, a 9-year-old boy and Khan himself. Set to the voice of Emeli Sandé singing Abide With Me, the piece was a moment of reflection and contemplation following the vibrant and astonishing, high tempo proceedings.

Khan’s work brought an infectious stillness to the Ceremony, a reminder of our own mortality and the transfer of possibilities and hopes between generations. Danny Boyle invited Khan to choreograph the section after watching a performance of his piece Vertical Road – which explores similar themes.

His dance piece took place right before the athletes made their grand entrance.  For some reason, the bulk of worldwide media reported that the dance was a tribute to the 2005 7/7 London bus and train terrorist bombings, but not so, at least according to this article.

The media, though, had already begun reporting about the "7/7 tribute" that was cut by NBC, with one glaring error: Khan made no mention during the 90 minute discussion about the terror attack on London on July 7, 2005 that claimed 52 lives. It didn't come up once. There is also no mention of it being a tribute in the official media guide of the opening ceremony.

The confusion seems to lie within a video tribute that showed pictures of victims and asked the crowd to pause for a moment of silence for "friends and family who could not be here tonight." Khan's performance began right after that, confusing viewers and reporters as to whether it was part of the tribute.

However, Khan's failure to mention the dance being any kind of dedication would suggest that it was not part of the tribute.

However, there were 50 dancers plus Khan and a 10 year-old boy, which makes 52 dancers total, the same number of victims killed during the suicide bombing attacks. And the BBC coverage implied it was a tribute to. Who knows if it was or wasn't, what we do know is that NBC erred in cutting the piece.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

In Honor Of The 11 Israeli Athletes Killed During The 1972 Munich Olympics

40 years ago in September, eleven innocent Israeli athletes were  murdered at the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics. The IOC refused to spare one minute of the 2012 opening night spectacle for a moment of silence, though Bob Costas managed to sneak in a comment during the Parade of Nations:

As Israeli athletes entered the stadium, Costas recalled the 1972 Munich tragedy and said "there have been calls from a number of quarters" for the IOC to have a moment of silence in the London opening ceremony. Costas then noted the IOC had held a moment of silence this week at the Athletes Village. Costas' conclusion: "Still, for many, tonight, with the world watching, is the true time and place to remember those who were lost and how and why they died."

After pausing, Costas said before an NBC commercial break: "We're back to London after this."

So maybe Costas then stayed silent. And maybe viewers decided to stay silent during NBC's ad break. But Costas didn't specifically call for any silence even as he remembered the Israeli victims 40 years after their deaths.

Costas had said he would ask for a moment during the broadcast, but for whatever reason he obviously changed his mind. However, I'm glad he at least brought the subject up with a global audience, which is what the IOC should have done. Instead, IOC president Jacques Rogge held a "surprise"  private tribute in the Olympic Athletes Village. No doubt as a result of world-wide pressure, and not because it was the right thing to do.

Thought you'd be interested to know that the above photo, along with: "Victims of terrorism in Munich olympics RIP", was posted on a secular Iranian Facebook Page.

Indeed Rest In Peace:

David Berger (weightlifter)
Yossef Gutfreund (wrestling referee)
Ze'ev Friedman (weightlifter)
Eliezer Halfin (wrestler)
Yossef Romano (weightlifter)
Amitzur Shapira (track coach)
Kehat Shorr (shooting coach)
Mark Slavin (wrestler)
Andre Spitzer (fencing coach)
Yakov Springer (weightlifting judge)
Moshe Weinberg (wrestling coach)

and Anton Fliegerbauer, the German police officer who was killed.

The terrorists who were killed don't deserve mention.

Wikipedia has an account of the sequence of events.

Pakistani Olympic Team Visa Scam Discovered By The Sun

I don't enjoy watching sports except every 4 years when I sit down to enjoy the best athletes in the world competing. I love that, for the most part, certain countries can set aside their animosity and hatred for each other and just participate in healthy competition, even if it's only for a few weeks.

I pray nothing horrific happens, like it did in 1972 in Munich, but one can never tell. The level of violence since the 1970s has spiraled out of control, and nowhere in the West are we safe. Although British police denied any clear ties to the Olympics, 6 Muslim extremists were arrested in a series of raids early July, including Brit convert Richard Dart aka Salahuddin Al Britani.  He's the freeloader who has been enjoying a carefree life living in a rent-free luxury apartment and receiving £1,250 per month in benefits, courtesy of the U.K. taxpayer, and who threatened the wedding of Prince William and Kate.

Yes, security is heightened, but does the Olympic Committee really have that much control over the hordes of workers it has hired? What about the security?  Easily infiltrated. And what about the delegates that travel with the athletes?  Granted it's a tabloid, but the UK Sun uncovered a massive Pakistani Olympic Team visa scam. They're not claiming there were any terrorists given visas, but the potential is/was certainly there:

It's so sad the world has come to this- that one has to worry about the potential of terrorist strikes at any venue that attracts large crowds, but it is what it is. If only the spirit of camaraderie and global brotherhood that events like the Olympics create, could carry over into the real world. I doubt that will happen in my lifetime.  But you never know.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Burqa Hussy- Burqa joke of the day

Chicago- No To Chik-fil-A, Yes To Anti-Gay Nation of Islam Restaurant Salaam

By now everyone knows about the Chik-fil-A controversy, and the call for a boycott of the Christian-owned fast food chicken eatery by the gay and lesbian community (and supporters) after president Dan Cathy admitted he is anti-gay marriage. He didn't specifically say he was anti-gay, he simply stated that he believes in the "biblical definition of the family unit."  Heck, there are gays I know who are against gay marriage. Not many, mind you, but there are some. Does that make them anti-gay? I really don't care one way or another, there are far more pressing global issues to be concerned about, like a nuclear Iran, or the massacre in Syria.  Should gays and lesbians and their partners have rights, absolutely. Should they be discriminated against? No way. But gay marriage is not something  I spend much time thinking about. 

So now everyone wants to shut down a company that employs thousands, in an economy that is tanking. How smart is that. If you don't agree with the philosophy of a particular company, don't patronize that business, but don't force everyone else to do the same. Cathy is  not going to change his stance on gay marriage, so what's the point?  He didn't call for the killing of gays, unlike the Westboro Baptist wackos; or that extremely un-Christian pastor in N.C. who thought it would be a great idea to round up gays and lesbians, corral them behind an electric fence, and let them die; or pretty much the bulk of one particular religion, at least in the Middle East and parts of Asia.

Ironically, Chicago just opened its arms to a restaurant built by anti-gay, anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan's the Nation of Islam, and yet Rahm Emanuel has said he backs the blocking of the construction of another Chik-fil-A in Chi-town. What most of the people calling for a boycott don't realize is that Chik-fil-As are franchised, and maybe some owners might not have as strong an opinion against gay marriage as Cathy, and they will suffer as well, along with all the people they employ who might so happen to be pro-gay marriage.
So, back to Salaam, the Nation of Islam's 5 million dollar eatery.  It sounds like a great place to eat, healthy dining, great vegetarian options. Just up my alley  Would I eat there? Never. Why? Because of Farrakhan's hate-filled ideology. Would I tell people to boycott? No. Should gays boycott Nation of Islam restaurants because of their anti-gay rhetoric? If they are boycotting Chik-fil-A, they sure as heck should. The Nation of Islam is a far greater threat than a man who doesn't support gay marriage.  Farrakhan also happens to be anti-gay marriage.

Legal Insurrection blog also points out the hypocrisy of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino's declaration that he would block a planned Boston Chik-fil-A- although he was taken to task for that by a Boston Globe editorial:

But which part of the First Amendment does Menino not understand? A business owner’s political or religious beliefs should not be a test for the worthiness of his or her application for a business license.

Chick-fil-A must follow all state and city laws. If the restaurant chain denied service to gay patrons or refused to hire gay employees, Menino’s outrage would be fitting. And the company should be held to its statement that it strives to “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect — regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation, or gender.” But beyond the fact that Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays, the religious beliefs of the company’s top executive don’t appear to control its operations.

LI also references a blog post by Michael Graham that claims Mayor Menino supported a homophobic mosque in Boston.

This is the Islamic Society of Boston’s mosque in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, a.k.a. “Menino’s Mosque.

Mayor Menino “sold” $2 million worth of city property to the ISB for $175,000, despite their well-documented links to Muslim extremism. The mosque teaches a form of Islam that condemns homosexuals to death.

And Menino won’t let a guy spend his own money opening a restaurant because he doesn’t support same-sex marriage? Hey, Mayor Moron—when was the last time Chick-Fil-A stoned a gay guy to death?

How's that for liberal hypocrisy.

UK Muslim Doctor Loses Shariah Law Divorce Settlement Fight

Rheumatologist Dr Zaid al-Saffar thought he could get away without paying his wife alimony (or maintenance as they call it in the U.K.) because he's Muslim, but a British judge told him, sorry we go by Uk laws not Shariah law. Lord Justice Ward informed Saffar that:

‘The rule in this country is that you share and the starting point is equal division.

“You came out of the marriage without having made your wife any substantial capital payment.”

“Life is sometimes hard; do not be consumed with bitterness.”

Divorce can be nasty, but his last statement is very good advice for anyone going through a divorce, regardless of religious affiliation- not that it's easy if your ex is insufferable. But that's the way it goes.

After the verdict, Saffar was quoted by The Daily Mail as saying:

“Family law in this country is biased against Muslim people."

No, it's just that the law is the law, and England is not an Islamic state, at least not yet.

Saffar will have to pay his ex-wife, Hanan al-Saffar £60,000 ($94,249). I'm not sure if that's a one time payment,back payment, and/or whether he will have to pay monthly or yearly  maintenance. There's no mention where they were married, but apparently it was a traditional Muslim wedding where Saffar had to pay a gift to his bride, like a dowry. Because of this,  Saffar thought he had no post-divorce financial obligations, in spite of the fact that he has two children from the 8 year marriage.

“Dr. Al-Saffar also assumed he had no obligation to make maintenance payments, and that, following Islamic practice, his former wife’s family would support her."

Representing himself, the doctor told the court: “I’m hard working. I pay my taxes and look after my community. I have nothing but respect for the court’s order, but I only stopped paying because all her family were telling me she’s got millions. She doesn't need it.”

After the case, Saffar told the Daily Mail: “By playing the system and pretending to be a victim she got everything, which I think is totally unfair.

Perhaps unfair, but it happens all the time, and with non-Muslim families.  But when you live in a foreign country, you follow the laws of the land.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Burqa and The Penguin- Burqa Joke Of The Day

Have a series of these I will be posting.

H/T Iran SFR Facebook

Anti-Israel Egyptian Actors Turn Violent On Bizarre Candid Camera-Type Show

This probably has to be one of the strangest videos I have ever watched, on so many levels.
Egypt has its own incredibly strange version of candid camera airing on Al-Nahar TV. Apparently, they thought it would be pretty dang funny to prank some guests, including gun-wielding Egyptian actor Ayman Kandeel "Tuhami", actress Mayer El Beblawi, and actor Mahmoud Abdel Ghaffar, by telling them they were being interviewed by an Israeli TV channel, not a German channel as they had been told. Which of course they hadn't.

As you will see in the bizarre video, the men actually become so enraged they resort to physical violence. Ayman hits the "producer" and then slaps and pushes the female interviewer, Iman Mubarak, so hard she falls to the floor, he then proceeds to trash the place. At one point it almost looks as if he's about to pull out his gun.  You'd have to be pretty stupid to provoke a man with a gun, which they were well aware he was carrying. but I guess this is their type of very odd humor.  Because it's quite obvious their intention is to provoke the guests. 

El Beblawi is engaged in a very nasty anti-Semitic, anti-Israel harangue when she too is told the interview is for an Israeli TV channel.  But rather than resort to violence, she attempts to immediately end the conversation.

Ghaffar's violent overreaction to being informed he was on an Israeli TV channel almost seems fake, but Arab males do seem to have a major anger management problem, compounded by the fact they abhor the Jews so much.

Here are some choice words from the guests:

Ghaffar : “You brought me someone who looks like a Jew... I hate the Jews to death.”

El Beblawi:  "In that country [Israel] they are all liars. They keep whining all the time about the Holocaust, or whatever it’s called." “These people sawed off [the head] of John the Baptist. They are the slayers of the prophets. What else can we say about them?” “Allah did not curse the worm and moth as much as he cursed the Jews.”

Kandeel just swears. A lot! And calls them deceivers. And you've got to love the typical Egyptian male chauvinism. Check it out.
Enjoy the strangeness.

Source: Jerusalem Post,

Man Attacks Young Obamacare Protesters In Little Rock

TFP (Tradition, Family, Property)  Student Action is a Catholic-inspired, anti-communist/socialist student organization that peacefully protests the liberal agenda.

Founded in 1973, the American TFP was formed to resist, in the realm of ideas, the liberal, socialist and communist trends of the times and proudly affirm the positive values of tradition, family and private property.

The group also defends:

traditional moral values on college campuses. Inspired by the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church, TFP volunteers are on the front lines of the culture war, working to restore the values of Christian civilization.

Some might not agree with the organization's 'mission', but members certainly have the right, as per our 1st Amendment, to gather and criticize what they find offensive and counter to their beliefs. If you don't like what someone is saying, then just move on. But, unfortunately, a group of TFP volunteers in Little Rock, Arkansas, discovered just how nasty and intolerant liberals can be after a middle-aged Arkansan attacked several of the young men at McCain Mall in North Little Rock.

In the video below, you see the big bad bully (bbb) physically assault three of the volunteers. The first one attacked, after he yells at them to "get the hell out of here", is the American Flag Bearer Elias Bartel. He then targets Jesus Guerra (holding the TFP banner), shoving him so hard he falls over a fire hydrant. The last one he aims at is member Cesar Franco, who was trying to dial 911.  You see bbb swatting the cell phone out of Franco's hand.

Apparently, the man initially approached them from behind with a "Praise be Mary", and then launched into his attack.

Guerra said,

“I’m bruised, but not about to give up. The attacker’s behavior reflects the socialist mindset: if they can’t win the debate, they bully you. If they can’t silence the Church on moral values, they use mandates and intimidation.”

A police report was filed, and TFP is looking for attorney representation.

The team were there to protest Obamacare, which they believe unfairly persecutes Catholics.

I find it interesting that those he targeted all happened to be of Hispanic origin. Don't believe liberals are racist, think again.

That middle-aged man should be thoroughly ashamed of himself.

Source: The Blaze

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Elton John Hearts George W. Bush & Conservative Politicians For AIDS Work

At the International Aids Conference in Washington, Sir Elton John praised not Bill Clinton, not Jimmy Carter but George W. Bush and "conservative American politicians" for doing so much to “save the lives of Africans with HIV.”

“We’ve seen George W. Bush and conservative American politicians pledge tens of billions to save the lives of Africans with HIV. Think of all the love. Think of where we’d be without it, nowhere, that’s where. We’d be nowhere at all."

“Thanks to all this compassion, thanks to all this love, more than 8 million people are on treatment. Thanks to people who have chosen to care and to act, we can see an end to this epidemic on the horizon.”

You can see the video here, on the Daily Caller.

In fact, on Yahoo's 'Spinners and Winners' with Jonathan Karl, without hesitation he credited Bush as being the president who has done the most to combat AIDS. Who would have thought someone who was so vocally anti-Bush would suddenly have such a change of heart. He also had some high praise for both George and Laura. He met Bush at the Kennedy Center Honors Concert, and said of him:

"He was amazingly informed about AIDS. He treated us with such kindness. I had so much respect for him."

The respect came especially after Bush enacted the $15 million President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), to treat and prevent AIDS in Africa.

He went on to say:

"One of the old adages in life says never judge someone until you meet them," John I didn't like his policies but I have to say when I met him "I found him charming. I found him well informed. And I found him determined to do something about the AIDS situation. So I changed my opinion of him. And his wife was astonishingly kind to us, as well."

"I learned a lesson."

This from someone who called Bush "the worst thing that ever happened to America."

Of course, he loves Obama for all he's done re. gay marriage and 'don't ask, don't tell", but kudos to Elton for giving credit where credit's due.

And here the liberals think the conservatives are so anti-gay.

Jon Lovitz Blasts The Left For Playing The Race Card

It started back in April- when former "Saturday Night Live" star Jon Lovitz blasted Obama (with some choice words) for saying that the rich don't pay their taxes.

Then, according to Twitchy Entertainment, he took  a lot of flak from liberals after he berated Obama for his “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen” comment.

Lovitz posted on his Twitter account:
Jon Lovitz‏@realjonlovitz

Anyone who starts a business takes all the risk, financially. The government taxes your business. And if it fails, the owner loses his money


Jon Lovitz‏@realjonlovitz

Amazing! The picture I tweeted of Obama is a joke! Sarcasm! BTW, if a business goes under, does the government give you a refund? Nope!

In response, the ever classy Ellen Barkin tweeted:

Ellen BarkinVerified‏@EllenBarkin

John Lovitz maybe I met you a few times back in the day,but now you're just an ignorant asshole.Shut the fuck up.Long live our president.

His twitter feed was also littered with comments from followers not too happy with his calling a spade a spade. (And no, that is not meant to be racist!) Yep, liberals aren't so much into freedom of speech thing when it comes to their messiah. Though conservatives are definitely fair game, as Lovitz admitted.
Jon Lovitz‏@realjonlovitz

“@6ixty2wo: @realjonlovitz did u get this much flack when u joked about President Bush?” Nope! No one said a word!
Of course, no-one said a word because it's perfectly okay to joke about and/or vilify conservatives.
Then Lovitz defended himself from the usual asinine 'you're a racist if you criticize Obama' accusations.'
Jon Lovitz‏@realjonlovitz

Because I criticize the President, they say I don't care about black people. So when I made fun of Bush, that meant I dislike white people?

Jon Lovitz‏@realjonlovitz

Amazing how many"liberals" see Obama as a black man who became President. I see him as the President. Period.
Lovitz keeps declaring he's still a Democrat (and he did vote for Obama), but I think he's just saying that because he doesn't want to totally alienate his fan base, and those who might hire him.  But somehow, I doubt he'll be voting for Obama this time around.  It's hard for liberals to admit they've had a change of heart in an uber-liberal industry,  although some do. There's David Mamet, and Jon Voight, who has been very vocal about his conservative views. 

But to demonstrate how fear runs deep for liberals who don't toe the Democratic Party line, Twitchy posted this Twitter conversation between patriot_prophet and Lovitz:

Prophet Patriot@patriot_prophet 20 Jul 12

Sorry @realjonlovitz you may be a Democrat, but your recent tweeting puts you in the old school Dem group, more Libertarian than leftist.

Jon Lovitz✔

@patriot_prophet I agree! It seems like the parties switched. Whatever President Kennedy was, I'm that.

It's no longer on Jon's feed (unless I missed it), but still on patriot_prophet's.

As a side note, JFK was actually more aligned with Republican philosophy, and were he alive today, he'd probably be a Republican, or at the very least a Blue Dog Democrat.

Kudos to Jon, though, for having the cojones to tell it like it is.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Rapper Ice-T Defends Right To Bear Arms- "The Last Form Of Defense Against Tyranny"

You might think rapper/actor Ice-T (Law and Order: SVU) was a Republican, but is he?  Probably not, but his defense of gun ownership might make you think twice. In an interview with British Channel 4 News anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy, he defended the right to bear arms- which is not a very liberal stance.

 He was there to discuss a documentary he produced about rapping when the Aurora Batman massacre news emerged. Guru-Murthy decided to ask Ice-T why he is such a defender of gun rights, and this is a loose transcript of that conversation.

Ice-T: Well, I'd give up my gun when everybody else does. Doesn't that make sense? Doesn't that make sense. If there were guns here, would you want to be the only person without one?

Krishnan Guru-Murthy: So do you carry guns routinely at home? I mean, you have a gun at home?

Ice-T: Yeah, it's legal in the United States. It's part of our Constitution. You know, the right to bear arms is because that's the last form of defense against tyranny. Not to hunt. It's to protect yourself from the police.

Anchor: And do you see any link between that and these sorts of incidents?

Ice-T: No. Nah. Not really. You know what I'm saying, if somebody wants to kill people, you know, they don't need a gun to do it.

Anchor: It makes it easier though, doesn't it?

Ice-T: Not really. You can strap explosives on your body, they do that all the time.

Anchor: So when there's the inevitable backlash of the anti-gun lobby as a result of this incident, as there always is?

Ice-T: Well, that's not going to change anything.

Anchor: it's not going to change anything.

Ice-T: Nah. The United States is based on guns, you know. Like
[inaudible] says, you''ll never have justice on stolen land. So, it's not gonna change.

Israeli Zionist Regime Will Implode- Claims Jewish Iranian Lawmaker?

Iran's official PressTV picked up on an alleged comment made by Dr. Siamek Mareh-Sedq on Iran's semi-official Fars News (more like Farce News) in response to the latest self-immolation by an Israeli.  The good doctor supposedly said:
“Given the injustices that exist even with regard to the settlers inside the occupied territories, emergence of such conducts as self-immolation was predictable and I believe we will soon witness the disintegration of the Zionist regime (of Israel) from within.”

Sounds like the typical anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, anti-Zionist rhetoric one would expect from some Muslim zealot, but Mareh-Sedq is actually the rep for Iranian Jews in Iran's parliament. Whether he actually said it is up for debate, but PressTV and Fars news would have us believe Mareh-Sedq is predicting the "imminent implosion" of Israel.

PressTV goes on to report:

The incident came just two days after another protester, 57-year-old Moshe Silman, died of the 94-percent burns he sustained after setting himself alight on July 14.

Silman self-immolated during a demonstration held to mark the first anniversary of protests against social injustice and high cost of living that swept Israel last summer. Several demonstrations have been held in support of Silman over the past days.

Demonstrators also attacked and torched the office of the National Insurance Institute in Tel Aviv a few days ago. The institute is blamed for Silman’s financial troubles and his self-immolation.

Analyzing the situation, the Iranian lawmaker said the “inhumane structure” of the Zionist regime, both within and outside the occupied territories, has incited such acts of desperation.

“The structure of the Zionist regime is inhumane; so the relations defined within this framework will not be humane and it is natural for the victims of these inhumane relations and structure to react.”

What a joke. Inhumane? At least Israel doesn't kill, torture and rape political prisoners, or people who demonstrate against the Iranian regime and its evil Mullahs. At least apostates and adulterers aren't executed or stoned to death. At least children aren't sentenced to death and executed. At least gays aren't hanged.

I have a query into an Iranian/Jewish website as to the veracity of the above quotes, but since the Internet in Iran is highly regulated, I doubt I will hear back.  I will update, if I hear back. But at this point, I would venture to say the comment was not made, misconstrued or coerced. Or he could be a Jewish anti-Zionist, they do exist.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Obama's Negative Campaign Ads- Jake Tapper Video

Obama isn't so squeaky clean as he'd like us to think when it comes to campaign ads. Here's ABC's Jake Tapper with a 'brief history' of Barack Obama's negative campaign ads, dating back to 2000 mind you.

Source: Yahoo News

Saudi Arabian Non-Muslims Could Be Deported For Not Respecting Ramadan Fast

I'm of the mind that if you choose to move to another land/culture you need to integrate, and follow the rules of your newly adopted country. This does not happen often in the West. Though some immigrants do make the effort to assimilate, many don't. They tend to congregate in certain areas, and segregate themselves from the rest of the population. They refuse to learn the language and insist on forcing their ways on others. I don't mind cultural, ethnic and religious differences, just don't impose them on me.

That said, the latest official edict out of Saudi Arabia doesn't bother me one bit.

The Interior Ministry has told non-Muslim expats that they better not flaunt food in front of Muslims during Ramadan (which just started, and lasts a month) or they could be fired and/or deported.

The non-Muslim expatriates in this country should respect the sentiments of Muslims by not eating, drinking and smoking in public places, including roads and workplaces,” stated an Interior Ministry statement issued by the Saudi Press Agency, adding that violators will be either deported or sacked.

The ministry said that eating and drinking openly are seen as an embarrassment to Muslims, as abstaining from food and drinks from sunrise till sunset are one of the visible features of Ramadan that must be respected.

“Being a non-believer of Islam does not exempt an expatriate from being inconsiderate of the feelings of Muslims and the Islamic symbols of this country.”

They aren't forcing non-Muslims to honor the fast, just not to pig out in public. Fair enough, you live in a Muslim country, you follow their rules. And come August 18, they can start eating in public again.

Too bad so many Muslims don't "respect the sentiments" of non-Muslims in the West. Maybe we should threaten to deport Muslims (and others) who refuse to follow our rules. 

Call For Conservative Playwrights- Philly Republican Theatre Fest In November

Any conservative writers out there? Would-be writers? Here's your chance to possibly get your work produced at a Republican Theatre Festival in November, 2012. The fest is being produced by Philadelphia director/producer Cara Blouin of Forearmed Productions, November 12th through 14th, at the Plays and Players Theatre in Philly.

Cara emailed me through this blog in search of conservative voices. As I have oft mentioned, there is a dearth of people in the entertainment industry willing to make their politics known, especially in the theatre world. So, here's your chance. The more the merrier. And good luck! You have a little over a month to create your short masterpiece, either a one-act or a 10 minute play.  Any questions, see the contact info below.
Call for Submissions - Republican Theater Festival, Philadelphia, PA

Forearmed Productions seeks one act plays for the Republican Theater Festival, November 2012, which aims to create a forum for a perspective not usually heard in theater.

Forearmed will select 3 new one-act or 10 minute plays by living playwrights that represent ideas related to social or fiscal conservatism, issues considered part of the Republican Party, Libertarian or Tea Party platforms, or concerns of people of faith. Plays which have the ultimate aim of criticizing or satirizing conservative ideas will not be considered.

Deadline for submission is August 30th. The plays will be dramaturged, developed and rehearsed for a showing on November 12th, 13th and 14th.

Contact with scripts or questions.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Celebrate Obama's Birthday Face To Face- On His Tab

Did you miss the deadline for the expense-paid "Dinner With Barack" on the campaign trail competition?  Initially you had until June 30 to enter, but it looks like they extended that deadline until September 20.

No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by September 20, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama Victory Fund here or click here to enter without contributing. Three winners will each receive the following prize package: round-trip tickets for winner from within the fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination to be determined by the Sponsor; hotel accommodations; and dinner with President Obama on a date to be determined by the Sponsor (approximate retail value of all prizes $4,800). Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 18 or older (or age of majority under applicable law). Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.

Although that competition is apparently ongoing, the "Dinner With Barack" ads seem to have been replaced (in spite of the new deadline) with "Barack's Birthday" ads, and they're permanent (for now) on various websites including on ABC News.  Just enter your zip code and email address and you could wish BO a Happy Birthday "face to face".

Wish Barack a happy birthday, face to face

President Obama is turning 51 soon—and he's celebrating with friends and family back at his home in Chicago.
This is your chance to wish him a happy birthday—face to face.

Maybe Bill Ayers will be there.

Again, this one is no purchase necessary, but you can bet you'll be spammed for donations from now until the election. This one is only worth $3,200, and the deadline is July 26th. Since his birthday is August 4, there probably won't be an extension.

No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by July 26th, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama for America here or click here to enter without contributing. Two (2) winners will each receive the following prize package: round-trip tickets for winner and a guest from within the fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination to be determined by Sponsor; hotel accommodations; and tickets for winner and a guest to an event with President Obama on a date, at a venue and for a duration to be determined by Sponsor (approximate retail value of all prizes $3,200). Odds of winning depend on number of entries received and timing of entries received. Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 18 or older (or age of majority under applicable law). Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.

Wonder if they will check political affiliation before they choose the winners.

Photo of the day- Afghanistan Burqa-Clad Women In Trunk Of Car

Exactly how women are viewed (or not viewed) in Afghanistan. Sad. Probably wives number 2 and 3. Number 1 is inside the car with the brood of kids and the goats.

Israel Responsible For Bulgarian "False-Flag" Bombing Event- Claims Kevin Barrett On Iran's PressTV

The fact that the rabid anti-Semite, pro-Palestinian, former British MP George Galloway is a regular contributor on the state-run Iranian PressTV news channel should give you some indication of how trustworthy it must be. In other words, anything you read on PressTV should be viewed with a healthy dose of scepticism, although admittedly it's good for a laugh. Like the fact they bought The Onion's "Facebook is a CIA and Mossad front", hook, line and sinker.

The latest laugh-worthy article is a story about the tragic Bulgarian bus bombing that killed 8-  most of them Israeli tourists, along with the bus driver and the suicide bomber. 33 others were injured. Initially the bomber was thought to be 33-year-old Swedish Al-Qaeda terrorist Mehdi Ghezali who had been released from Guantanamo in 2004, however Swedish authorities have denied that possibility. The bomber has yet to be identified, so time will tell. In the meantime,  Israel has blamed it on Iran and/or Hezbollah, and the U.S. also seems to think that it's likely it was a Hezbollah operation.

On the other hand, PressTV published an article by Dr. Kevin Barrett (of 9/11 Truther and other conspiracy idiocies fame), who believes Israel killed her own.  Yes, there are wackos out there who believe in what they call "false-flag" events (of which 9/11 was apparently one), and Barrett thinks this was one, too:

“Even before the dust had settled and the victims were laid to rest, the Israelis and their global media assets were blaming Iran for the attack in Burgas, Bulgaria,” Dr. Kevin Barrett wrote in an article published on Press TV Website.

“History shows that whenever authorities blame a convenient scapegoat before the evidence is in, the attack in question is almost certainly a false-flag event.”

False-flag terror operations seek to cast blame on the designated scapegoat as quickly as possible. Why? Because most people are heavily influenced by first impressions. If the first report we hear tells us that the North Vietnamese attacked a US ship, that JFK was shot by a Communist named Oswald, that Osama Bin Laden and 19 young Arabs orchestrated the events of 9/11, or that Iran was behind the Bulgarian bus bombing, people are likely to continue to believe that initial report, even if subsequent evidence conclusively disproves it.

Barrett says another reason for the “rush to judgment” is that public anger quickly fades after the incident; therefore a quick media hype blaming the scapegoat is necessary to take the most advantage of the “wave of useful indignation” that the event provokes.

Barrett concludes that “Iranian intelligence is very professional. Yes, they may someday find a way to take revenge against Israel for the ongoing wave of murders and terrorism against Iranian civilians and scientists - as would any other intelligence agency in their place - but hokey plots like the Saudi Ambassador fiasco, or going after a busload of Israeli tourists, just isn't their style. And the last thing Iran wants right now is to give Israel and its American vassal the excuse to launch a war.”

Wow. These people actually exist, and are teaching in our universities.  Well, at least were,  in Barrett's case. Barrett, is a former University professor, and convert to Islam, so it's obvious where his sympathies lie. He also has his own website Truth Jihad, where you can find more fun, lunatic fringe info.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Facebook is a CIA front! Iran's PressTV Buys Into The Onion's Story

Facebook is a CIA front, Mark Zuckerberg is a CIA agent, and he just received a prestigious award from the spy agency for his work with Facebook. That's what the satire website The Onion would have you believe. Sadly, there are many clueless people who don't realize that anything posted on The Onion is for entertainment purposes only, including the Iranian state-owned PressTV. The 24 hour English language news network, based in Tehran, glommed onto that bit of false information and actually referenced it as fact. Ha.

However, I wouldn't be surprised if conspiracy-theorists out there actually believe there is truth in the story, in spite of the source.

It's pretty darn funny, though.

Here's the original The Onion video.
Here's the original PressTV video.

Women Need To Cover Up To Prevent Rape, Claims Toronto Muslim Preacher

Like England, Canada has its fair share of radical Muslims, including 33-year-old street preacher Al-Haashim Kamena Atangana, a convert from Christianity who blames women who get raped on the way they dress. There have been a rash of sexual assaults against women at Toronto's York University, and his solution: make 'em dress like Muslimahs. The dolt told the Toronto Sun:

"the reason ... these sex attacks are continuously happening is because (of) Canadian laws, which give too much freedom to women" when it comes to how they dress. You should take your example from the way Muslim women dress. Why does (sic) Muslim women who wear long dress and covers her head aren't targeted for sex attacks?"

"the reason ... a woman gets raped is because of the way she (dresses)"

He wants the city of Toronto to set a precedent by becoming:

"..the first city in North America to introduce laws that would make it illegal for women to dress provocatively. If (women) want to prevent being sexually assaulted, they should cover themselves."

Though he knows women in the West won't adopt Muslim dress, he says there should definitely be a "dress code".

Blaming sexual harassment and assault on a provocatively dressed woman is a fallacy, since fully veiled women are subjected to rape and sexual assault all the time in Muslim countries. In fact, this UK cleric claims there is no rape within marriage- in other words, it's okay to rape your wife. And sexual harassment in Egypt is commonplace, something Egyptian women have to deal with on a daily basis.

But few in the Muslim world will admit to the fact that there is as much, if not more, sexual violence in their world as there is in Western societies. And in Muslim majority countries, women who are raped are jailed, killed, or forced to marry their rapists.

Antagana has a website- - that advises men and women how to dress:
"Men must cover their body from the navel to the knees. But when praying he must also cover his shoulder."

"Women must cover their whole body except the face, hands and feet while inside. But they are also required to cover their whole body including a part of the face while going out, according to the majority of the Madhabs (school of thought)."

In response to Antagana's quest to cover up Toronto women, Dr. Farzana Hassan, former president of the Canadian Muslim Council, wrote this opinion piece in the Toronto Sun.

Women are "raw meat" waiting to be devoured by men because of their dress, declared an Australian imam in 2006.

Six years later, and in our own backyard, a young convert to Islam, Al-Haashim Kamena Atangana is proposing new laws in Canada that would require women to cover up "like Muslim women," concealing all but their eyes and hands. He contends that the high incidence of rape in North America is because of how women dress in Western countries. The new laws would make it "illegal for women to dress provocatively in the streets," and would thereby take away the freedoms Western women enjoy.

Canadian women would have to be covered up in burkas, abayas and hijabs. They would presumably also be segregated, and their male relatives would monitor and control their behaviour. So what is it about Islamist men and their preoccupation with sex that awakens such paranoia about women's garb?

First, many Islamist men do not understand the imperative of consent in a sexual relationship. They believe rape is a normal rather than a criminal reaction to female physiology, and assume that this would be every man's response to a glimpse of some skin.
Read the rest of her commentary here.

Muslim men need to start taking responsibility for their own lack of self control.  It shouldn't be so hard for those who claim to be so religious and pious. Just don't look!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Communist Frank Marshall Davis, Obama's Mentor- Book and Documentary Film Release

Frank Marshall Davis, an America-hating, card-carrying Communist seems to be garnering a lot of attention recently. Perhaps it's because the elections are nigh, and Davis happened to be Obama's mentor, that people are trying to shed some light on a man who so influenced Obama.

First off there's a brand new recently published book by Paul Kengor, The Communist Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story Of Barack Obama's Mentor, that Frances Rice of the National Black Republican Association (NBRA) highly recommends. Though Kengor admits he has no 'so-called' proof that Obama is a Communist, the people that he has surrounded himself with from Davis to Bill Ayers to his maternal grandfather were all far-left, if not Communist.

The following is a review of the book on Amazon.

Paul Kengor: The communist: Frank Marshall Davis: the untold story of Barack Obama’s mentor

Publication Date: July 17, 2012
Book Description:

“I admire Russia for wiping out an economic system which permitted a handful of rich to exploit and beat gold from the millions of plain people. . . . As one who believes in freedom and democracy for all, I honor the Red nation.” —FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS, 1947

In his memoir, Barack Obama omits the full name of his mentor, simply calling him “Frank.” Now, the truth is out: Never has a figure as deeply troubling and controversial as Frank Marshall Davis had such an impact on the development of an American president.

Although other radical influences on Obama, from Jeremiah Wright to Bill Ayers, have been scrutinized, the public knows little about Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA, cited by the Associated Press as an “important influence” on Obama, one whom he “looked to” not merely for “advice on living” but as a “father” figure.

While the Left has willingly dismissed Davis (with good reason), here are the indisputable, eye-opening facts: Frank Marshall Davis was a pro-Soviet, pro–Red China communist. His Communist Party USA card number, revealed in FBI files, was CP #47544. He was a prototype of the loyal Soviet patriot, so radical that the FBI placed him on the federal government’s Security Index. In the early 1950s, Davis opposed U.S. attempts to slow Stalin and Mao. He favored Red Army takeovers of Central and Eastern Europe, and communist control in Korea and Vietnam. Dutifully serving the cause, he edited and wrote for communist newspapers in both Chicago and Honolulu, courting contributors who were Soviet agents. In the 1970s, amid this dangerous political theater, Frank Marshall Davis came into Barack Obama’s life.

Aided by access to explosive declassified FBI files, Soviet archives, and Davis’s original newspaper columns, Paul Kengor explores how Obama sought out Davis and how Davis found in Obama an impressionable young man, one susceptible to Davis’s worldview that opposed American policy and traditional values while praising communist regimes. Kengor sees remnants of this worldview in Obama’s early life and even, ultimately, his presidency.

Kengor charts with definitive accuracy the progression of Davis’s communist ideas from Chicago to Hawaii. He explores how certain elements of the Obama administration’s agenda reflect Davis’s columns advocating wealth redistribution, government stimulus for “public works projects,” taxpayer-funding of universal health care, and nationalizing General Motors. Davis’s writings excoriated the “tentacles of big business,” blasted Wall Street and “greedy” millionaires, lambasted GOP tax cuts that “spare the rich,” attacked “excess profits” and oil companies, and perceived the Catholic Church as an obstacle to his vision for the state—all the while echoing Davis’s often repeated mantra for transformational and fundamental “change.”

And yet, The Communist is not unsympathetic to Davis, revealing him as something of a victim, an African- American who suffered devastating racial persecution in the Jim Crow era, steering this justly angered young man on a misguided political track. That Davis supported violent and heartless communist regimes over his own country is impossible to defend. That he was a source of inspiration to President Barack Obama is impossible to ignore.

Is Obama working to fulfill the dreams of Frank Marshall Davis? That question has been impossible to answer, since Davis’s writings and relationship with Obama have either been deliberately obscured or dismissed as irrelevant. With Paul Kengor’s The Communist, Americans can finally weigh the evidence and decide for themselves.


There were hundreds of thousands of American communists like Frank who agitated throughout the twentieth century. They chose the wrong side of history, a horrendously bloody side that left a wake of more than 100 million corpses from the streets of the Bolshevik Revolution to the base of the Berlin Wall—double the combined dead of the century’s two world wars. And they never apologized. Quite the contrary, they cursed their accusers for daring to charge (correctly) that they were communists whose ideology threatened the American way and the greater world and all of humanity. They took their denials to the grave, and still today their liberal/progressive dupes continue to conceal their crimes and curse their accusers for them. We need hundreds and thousands of more books on American communists like Frank, so we can finally start to get this history right— and, more so, learn its vital lessons. To fail to do so is a great historical injustice.

We especially need to flesh out these lessons, which are morality tales in the truest sense of the word, when we find the rarest case of a man like “Frank” managing to influence someone as influential as the current president of the United States of America—the leader of the free world and driver of the mightiest political/economic engine in history. Such figures cannot be ignored.

The people who influence our presidents matter.

The following interview with Kengor, posted on National Review Online sheds some more light on the book.


Then on July 24, a documentary film entitled Dreams From My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception, directed by Joel Gilbert will be released.
At age 18, Barack Obama admittedly arrived at Occidental College a committed revolutionary Marxist. What was the source of Obama's foundation in Marxism? Throughout his 2008 Presidential campaign and term in office, questions have been raised regarding Barack Obama's family background, economic philosophy, and fundamental political ideology. Dreams from My Real Father is the alternative Barack Obama "autobiography," offering a divergent theory of what may have shaped our 44th President's life and politics. In Dreams from My Real Father, Barack Obama is portrayed by a voiceover actor who chronicles Barack Obama's life journey in socialism, from birth through his election to the Presidency.
The film begins by presenting the case that Barack Obama's real father was Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party USA propagandist who likely shaped Obama's world view during his formative years. Barack Obama sold himself to America as the multi-cultural ideal, a man who stood above politics. Was the goat herding Kenyan father only a fairy tale to obscure a Marxist agenda, irreconcilable with American values? This fascinating narrative is based in part on 2 years of research, interviews, newly unearthed footage and photos, and the writings of Davis and Obama himself.
Can we afford to have Obama in the White House for another four years?!

Allen West Will Continue To Call "A Spade A Spade"- Progressive Dems Are Communists

Allen West calls a spade a spade when confronted by a journalist re. his comment about members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus being Commnunists.


25 Illegals Attend Flight School Owned By Illegal- Thanks To TSA

I have seen old ladies in wheelchairs being patted down at airport security check points, and yet the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) allowed 25 illegal aliens to learn how to fly at a Boston flight training school several years ago? And the owner of that flight school? Also illegal? According to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO),

The illegal-alien flight-school attendees included eight who had entered the country illegally and 17 who had overstayed their allowed period of admission into the United States, according to an audit by the GAO.

Six of the illegal aliens were actually able to get pilot’s licenses.

Discovery of the trouble at the flight school began when local police--not federal authorities--pulled over the owner of the school on a traffic violation and were able to determine that he was an illegal alien.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R.-Ala.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, said he found the GAO's findings "amazing."

"We have cancer patients, Iraq War veterans and Nobel Prize winners all forced to undergo rigorous security checks before getting on an airplane," said Rogers, "and at the same time, ten years after 9/11, there are foreign nationals in the United States trained to fly just like Mohammed Atta and the other 9/11 hijackers did, and not all of them are necessarily getting a security background check."

Stephen Lord, who is the GAO's director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues, testified about the matter Wednesday in Rogers' subcommittee. Rogers asked him: "Isn't it true that, based on your report, the Transportation Security Administration cannot assure the American people that foreign terrorists are not in this country learning how to fly airplanes, yes or no?"

Lord responded: "At this time, no."

Although the illegal alien who owned the Massachusetts flight school had not undergone a required TSA security threat assessment and had not been approved for flight training by the agency, he nonetheless held two Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot licenses, also known as FAA certificates.

Well, isn't that reassuring. And how many more are out there learning how to fly planes into buildings?

Although the article states that a GAO official told CNS News that all the illegals had Latin names and did not appear "to be from Muslim countries", how do we know they're not Muslim? Just because they don't have an Arabic or Muslim sounding name does not mean they might not be Islamic terrorists. Richard Reid, does that sound Muslim? And yet Reid, aka The Shoe Bomber, half white and half Jamaican, attempted to blow up an airplane in December,2001. And Jose' Padilla?  That's a nice Latino name.  But Padilla was a would-be Muslim terrorist. Sorry, but the fact the 25 men (I assume) had Latin names and not Muslim-sounding ones, does not in any way put me at ease.

Absolutely outrageous. The TSA, Homeland Security and our government need to get their priorities straight.

Read the whole story here.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Obama Too Busy To Meet With The Jobs Council, "A lot on his plate", per Carney

Ha. He has a lot on his plate? Yes, indeed, he does. He's been busy campaigning, actually since he was elected. And then, of course, there's all those vacations and golf games to deal with.

REPORTER: On the Jobs Council, obviously they've reported to haven't met formally or publicly for six months. Why is exactly is that?

CARNEY: Look, the president solicits and receives input and advice from members of his Jobs Council and others about economic initiatives all the time. And I would point you to the numerous initiatives put forward by the Jobs Council that this administration under the president's direction has taken action, presidential memorandum of August of last year that selected 14 job creating high-priority infrastructure projects for expedited review. Four of those are already under construction.

In March of this year, just four months ago, an executive order launched interagency effort to cut red tape and improve outcomes for infrastructure projects.


REPORTER: So there's no reason they haven't met publicly?

CARNEY: No, there's no specific reason except that the president's obviously got a lot on his plate. But he continues to solicit and receive advice from numerous folks outside the administration about the economy, about ideas he can act on with Congress or administratively to help the economy grow and help it create jobs.

Source: Real Clear Politics

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Are You More Or Less Liberal Than Obama- Quiz

The CS Monitor has a fun on-line multiple-choice quiz to determine whether you are more liberal (if that's possible) or less liberal than Barack Obama. There are 21 questions based on his actual policies, not his campaign promises, including:

1. Since 2005 America’s dependence on foreign oil has declined, from 60 percent to 49 percent. Most people agree we need to decrease our dependence on foreign oil even further. What’s the best plan to achieve this goal?


3. Since 2008, millions of Americans have lost their homes in the foreclosure crisis. What would you do to help those still struggling to pay their mortgages on time?

Click here to take the quiz.  Be warned, it does take a while to filter through all the possible answers.

I've been surprised by results of various quizzes including this one. I guess maybe I'm more conservative and not as moderate as I had thought, but am definitely not liberal.

Have fun.

Muslim Cabbies Refuse Passengers With Dogs- In Canada and U.S.

Looks like Canada is having Muslim cabbie troubles now. Back in 2007, Minneapolis-St Paul Airport had a major problem with Somali (mostly) Muslim cab drivers refusing service to passengers with alcohol or dogs.  Even someone with a seeing-eye dog could be stranded for a long period of time. That's because of the 900 or so licensed cabbies at the airport, a good three-quarters of them are Muslim. And Muslims don't like dogs. They're haram (forbidden) per Islam, because their saliva is considered unclean. And transporting alcohol is a major sin, forget about actually imbibing.

This article was written at the beginning of 2007, and for the five years prior to that at least 5,400 travelers were refused service for either having a pet or guide dog, or were carrying alcohol. So airport commissioners were contemplating punishing those cab drivers who discriminate against people for those reasons. They, of course, claimed that they were the ones being discriminated against.
"It is against our faith and the airport is discriminating against Muslim drivers," says a cab driver who would only give his first name, Hashim.

According to Patrick Hogan of the Metropolitan Airports Commission:

"There are times where cab after cab will refuse service, and passengers can be waiting for 20 minutes. We've had complaints of people being asked if they had any alcoholic beverages in their luggage. We were seeing an average of 77 refusals a month," he says, "Now we're seeing between 8 and 20."

That's because, thanks to 9/11, we can't travel with anything larger than 2 or 3 ounces on board anymore.

Licensed cab drivers aren't supposed to discriminate, unless they feel threatened in some way, and surprisingly the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) agreed :

"This is a public access issue," says Chuck Samuelson, of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, "Bottom line is we are a secular society, and that's the way it is."

After the commission refused attempts at compromise, CAIR finally stepped in and resolved the issue.

After CAIR-MN facilitated dialogue between the two groups and cleared the misunderstanding, the Muslim taxi drivers offered free rides to attendees of the American Council of the Blind Convention in downtown Minneapolis. Abdinoor Ahmed Dolal, owner of Twin Cities Airport Taxi, said “Islam forbids us to turn away a blind passenger, whether they have a guide dog or not. Their rights come first.”

Apparently, dogs aren't such a major issue for Muslims after all:

An Iman from the local Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre, Javed Jaffri, researched the dog topic and served as an expert witness for a blind man refused passage by a Muslim taxi driver. Jaffri spent long hours on this, and provided an unbiased interpretation of the Koran that indicated “there is nothing saying that one must refuse service to another person because of the fear of contamination by a dog.”

He also said that “there can be exceptions to blanket refusals to deal with dogs, especially if it means helping someone in need. All that would be required in most circumstances would be for a Muslim person to wash their hands before eating if they have been in contact with a dog. That’s not a terrible task to go through,” he said.

But there are still problems in Canada, according to a post on Blazing Catfur.

Toronto Sun columnist Sue-Ann Levy discusses her trouble hailing a cab at Pearson Airport because of her dachsie Kishka. At 1:30 a.m. On her third try she finally found a cabbie who would take her and Kishka home.

After posting on Facebook, she found out she wasn't alone.

What I realized is that this occurs quite often not only at the airport but in Toronto proper and is happening due to religious reasons — that is, because dogs are considered unclean in certain religions.

In fact, Gail Beck-Souter, general manager of Beck Taxi that operates about 900 cars in Toronto, confirms that if certain Muslims take a dog in their vehicle, they are required to go home and shower afterwards (before they pray).

It would seem that the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) which licenses limos that pick up at Pearson airport and the companies that operate out of the airport have bent over backwards to accommodate the religious demands of their drivers — who clearly have strength in numbers.

McIntosh Limousine manager Anne Ruddy claimed the driver who turned me down, a gentleman from India, did so because he “doesn’t have to” take dogs.

But the driver would have to take Kishka if he was a service dog — that’s the “law,” she said.

She denied Muslim drivers in their fleet would ever turn down dogs for religious reasons contending it has more to do with “them being scared” of dogs.

Asked how she felt about a woman being denied a ride at 1:30 a.m., Ruddy said she “hates the idea” but they have to “abide by the GTAA rules” — they “don’t have a choice.”

I had to laugh when I read the description of their drivers on the McIntosh website, most particularly this gem: “Our drivers have taken sensitivity training...”

Guess that sensitivity training didn’t include the part about not leaving a woman stranded at 1:30 a.m.

Read her whole ordeal here

Someone needs to start educating these people that if it's just the saliva they're worried about, carry a nice big bottle of Purell, and keep it in the car. Ironically, they are probably handling things that are far dirtier and unclean than a dog's saliva, which is pretty filthy.