Monday, March 31, 2014

Don't Go See Noah- From a Conservative Perspective

To be fair, it's not just Muslims who are dead-set against  anyone seeing Russell Crowe's latest movie "Noah."  Here are the reasons why you should not go from the perspective of a conservative non-Muslim woman.

Kira Davis writes:

Imagine an atheist with serious daddy issues writes a retelling of the Biblical story of Noah. Imagine that story is then adapted for the screen by L.Ron Hubbard and Oprah Winfrey and co-directed by Michael Bay and Spike Jonze. Now imagine the entire set and wardrobe of ‘Waterworld’ has also been repurposed for that movie.

Now imagine paying $11 to see said movie. That’s basically ‘Noah’ in a nutshell.


I won’t beat around the bush – everything you feared about this movie is true. If you are a Christian or Jewish and hold dear the tale of Noah and his Ark you will barely recognize the story as told in this film. You will most certainly not recognize God, who is not mentioned by name one time in throughout the entire film (not odd, considering that is a Jewish custom) and is portrayed exactly as Bill Maher described Him – a narcissistic murderer.


There is no joy to be found in this film. This is a movie about how mankind ruins everything and how much God hates that. It is the very opposite of the Biblical message. The Bible is the story of God’s desire to be a Father, and how even when his children became wicked and strayed He has always been in pursuit of our hearts. He has always valued us. The story of Noah is a story of mercy, not vigilante justice.
Aronofsky’s Noah hates mankind. He believes the “creator” has ordered him to let humanity die out with his own family, even going so far as to attempt to kill his own grandchildren rather than let his line continue. When he changes his mind it is direct defiance to the “creator”. God=evil, distant and uncaring. Man=flawed, loving and just.

This is what a commenter on the conservative lJReview had to say about the film:

Saw it yesterday. This review is correct. What I saw it as is basically an anti capitalism/climate change movie most likely written by the current head of the EPA.. It was far more loaded with liberal political themes then anything from the bible. This was the work of a Hollywood liberal attempting to co-opt the bible as a vehicle for his left wing political views. Liberals like this guy and a lot of others in Hollywood are always attempting to make movies that further the socialist/Marxist/anti capitalistic views most of them hold. Most of them fail miserably. Advice to Hollywood. If you want to further your political views, go ahead, it's free country. Just don't warp the messages in the bible to do it. It will fail every time.

I won't see it, but decide for yourselves whether it's worth supporting.

The rest here.

Statistician Nate Silver- GOP Has 60% Chance Of Retaking Senate In 2014 Midterms

We have the midterm elections coming this year, and conservatives might be in for some very good news if statistician Nate Silver of ESPN's 'FiveThirtyEight' is right. The man who predicted Barack Obama's win and how all 50 states would vote in 2012, believes that the GOP has a 60% chance of winning back the Senate this year.  He is basing this on Obama's current abysmal approval rating and some strong GOP candidates. This, of course, could change depending on what happens between now and November.  Last year Silver believed it to be a toss-up.

Let's hope he's right, but the liberal media has another 7 months or so to do some damage.

Source: LJReview

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Russell Crowe's "Noah" Is Haram According to Some Muslims

The latest Russell Crowe film "Noah" is haram (forbidden) according to one niqab-clad British woman on YouTube, because as a prophet of Islam he should not be portrayed in an shape or form. Guess no-one informed her that Noah's time predates Islam, so they don't have dibs on him.

In her video, she explains why Muslims should not watch the movie:

This is a Response to Hollywood who are releasing a Film this week about Noah (as) claiming that he was an animal rights activist and environmentalist. BUT Who is the REAL Noah? What was his REAL Message? Why were the People Destroyed?

Answers you need to find out the Truth to save yourself from the Storm.

All but one commenter agrees.

Emad Adel:

don't worry.. I'll watch it because I'm Tunisian, and it's Halal for us

Watch if you can bear to just look at her eyes.

This guy has three reasons why he refuses to watch the movie, and urges other Muslims to follow his lead.

Liberty Island Magazine- Looking For Conservative and Libertarian Writers

For all you conservative, libertarian writers out there, there's a new kid on the block.  Liberty Island has just launched its website and is looking for collaborators of the right-ilk. Their mission statement tells it best.

Once upon a time the mainstream culture was conservative and the so-called counterculture was left wing. Today the situation is reversed and a new counterculture has arisen, one that boldly challenges the cynicism, nihilism, and stifling political correctness of popular culture today.

Our mission is to support this raw and untamed counterculture by gathering its creators in one place and providing the tools and resources they need to succeed. Here they can present their latest works, interact with colleagues, and connect with a likeminded audience. At Liberty Island, readers of a conservative or libertarian bent can find fiction, music, video and graphics that reflect their social values and political beliefs -- and readers of all persuasions can find new voices and undiscovered talent. Writers and creators you've never heard of, and won't find anywhere else, because their views have been excluded from the mainstream popular culture.

Think of Liberty Island as a rallying point for a revolt against conformity and groupthink. We aim to be the missing link in a cultural feeder system that has systematically marginalized those who did not go to the right schools, attend the proper writing programs, or toe the correct ideological line. At Liberty Island, good still triumphs over evil, hope still overcomes despair, and America is still a noble experiment and a beacon to the rest of the world.

What is Liberty Island? An imaginative colony. A playground for the mind. A place where your right brain is allowed to run free. Join us! Like Plymouth, Jamestown, or Ellis Island in its heyday, Liberty Island is open for business.
A press release further explains why the need for a non-mainstream publishing site.

Adam Bernstein and David Bellow are the founders, and all writers are welcome.

One writer who has found a home there is Roy "Griff" Griffis. He found me through my blog many moons ago, and has kept in touch. Here is his latest short story posted on Liberty Magazine.

Remember, support conservative artists.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

64 Years Of Chinese Occupation In Tibet - Video

China invaded Tibet in 1950. During the last 64 years of  'occupation' the Tibetans have suffered greatly at the hands of the Chinese. Oppressed and suppressed, over one million people have lost their lives. Self-immolation is common, and there are more ethnic Chinese there now, than Tibetans.

"There have been reports of cultural, economic, religious and political oppression for decades."

Flying a Tibetan flag or shouting "Free Tibet" can get you arrested.

China, of course, denies it all, and world leaders rarely bring the issue of occupation to the table when meeting with Chinese leaders. They're too afraid to ruffle feathers of what has become an emerging super power.

Ironically, those who are quick to rule Israelis as occupiers remain relatively mum about the Chinese occupation of Tibet, which truly is an occupation. The only Hollywood-type to come to mind is Richard Gere, who has long been involved in the Free Tibet movement. On the other hand, the Boycott Israel movement  (BDS) has a very long list of Hollywood supporters.

Then there are the fools who compare what is happening in Tibet to what they believe is happening in Israel, and many of those are not liberals. But there is no comparison.

Why haven't they created a Boycott China movement?  Because, I believe, the whole Boycott Israel movement has more to do with rampant anti-Semitism than it does any so-called occupation.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Al-Nusra Front Video Shows Prepping Execution of Saudis

Al-Nusra Front jihadists fighting in Syria have just uploaded another video to YouTube showing the usual 'pre-execution' formalities of two men.  You know, all that jabbering about whatever crime the soon-to-be dead are guilty of before the customary allahu akbars, and subsequent execution. Since the men are uniformed you might think they're Bashar al-Assad's men, since the rebels are supposedly there fighting the regime. But in this case, the men were actually Saudis who were fighting with al-Nusra before supposedly switched to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), another al-Qaeda-linked group.

According to Al Arabiya, the executioner (gun in hand) recites some verses from the Quran,  mentions the ages and birthplaces of the men, and then accuses them of "betraying" al-Nusra. The video ends before they are executed, at least on the video Al Arabiya posted on its website.

Apparently, al-Nusra and ISIS are now also fighting each other. There are so many different foreign jihadist groups in Syria, maybe they'll just kill each other off. I say have at it boys.

Video on Al Arabiya.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Al Qaeda Group Threatens Assassination of French President Hollande

Al Qaeda is threatening other people, for a change.  It's usually Americans that terrorists have in their cross hairs, but this time they're targeting the French, especially president Francois Hollande.  They want him dead because France went to the aid of all the Muslims in Mali who wanted nothing to do with extremism.
The al-Minbar Jihadi Media Network, an Islamist terrorist web site, has called for Muslims worldwide to stage attacks in France and on French institutions and interests in support of the Muslim Jihad against Christianity.

"Supporting them is an easy matter for every honest and loyal person, because the embassies of France fill the lands of the Muslims, not to mention the lions of our Ummah who live in the West," al-Minbar said in a message.

"To our lone wolves in France, assassinate the president of disbelief and criminality, terrify his cursed government, and bomb them and scare them as a support to the vulnerable in the Central African Republic," another message stated, referring to the ongoing fighting between rebel groups in the strife-riven African nation.

"Neither Hollande, nor his soldiers will know peace in France as long as the Muslims of Mali and the Central African Republic cannot live properly in their country."
Jihadists think they know what's best for all Muslims. In fact, they think they know what's best for  us infidels too.

Hollande doesn't seem too phased about the threats though.

"this is not the first time there have been threats"  "we are being very vigilant."
Vigilance doesn't necessarily prevent terrorist attacks, but am wishing France the best.

More on the story at Israel National News.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Christian Villagers In Laos Told To Renounce Faith Or Face Expulsion

Muslim-majority countries aren't the only ones persecuting Christians.  According to various Christian Internet news sites, including Morningstar News, Christian converts in communist Laos are being given an ultimatum- renounce their Christian faith or face expulsion from their village.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – More than two dozen Christian converts in a village in southern Laos could be expelled for their faith if government officials fail to keep local authorities from violating their constitutional rights, according to an advocacy group.

The Christians from eight families in Natahall village, in Savannakhet Province’s Phin District, were told to recant their faith three months ago, according to a representative with Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom (HRWLRF).

“The threats are very real … Officials are still intending to carry out the threats. The deadline for expulsion has passed,” said the HRWLRF source, who requested anonymity. “Christian residents of Natahall village are fighting hard to keep their homes as well as their constitutionally guaranteed right to believe in the Christian faith.”

Religious affairs officials from Phin District are holding discussions with the Natahall village chief, identified only as Amka, leaders of the local chapter of the ruling Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and district police. The threat of expulsion, however, has not been withdrawn, the source said.
Local officials on Dec. 2 sent an eviction order to five Christian families, according to HRWLRF. On Dec. 8, 2013, the village chief publicly declared that the Christian families who had converted to Christianity would be held responsible for any deaths villagers might suffer as a result of spirits angered by violation of traditional beliefs and customs. Animism and ancestor worship are prevalent across Laos.
The rest here.

German Muslims Protest Butcher Shops With Decorative Pigs

Found the following info and link to the original German language article on Facebook. Apparently butcher shops in Cologne, Germany are being targeted by Muslims, mostly angry youth, who found the decorative cardboard pigs displayed in the shop windows offensive. The displays are used to advertise weekly deals.  The shop owners have been subjected to taunts, curses, threats, and their shops have been vandalized.  They have apparently removed the offending piggies.

Murat Kayman, board member of the DTIB (an organization representing over 800 German mosques) has criticized the young Muslim men, claiming they do not fully understand Islam. That even though Muslims are forbidden to eat pork, pigs are still God's creatures.

German language link here. You'll need a page translator.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Rich Couple Rip Off Minnesota Welfare System While Living On $1.2 Million Yacht

Another shameful rip-off of the welfare system.

Colin and Andrea Chisholm III were living in Palm Beach, Florida on their $1.2 million luxury yacht (The Andrea Aras) all the while they were collecting public assistance from Minnesota. From 2005 to 2012 they received $165,000. Thing is, Minnesota allows up to $35,000.

They've been charged with fraud but are nowhere to be found.

More on the story here.

Remember that Seattle couple, David Silverstein and his wife Lyudmila Shimonova, back in 2011 who lived in a million dollar house while claiming welfare benefits? Are there no checks and balances when it comes to public assistance?  This is why we are going broke.

ABC Family Caves To CAIR- Nixes "Alice In Arabia"

After a firestorm of negative social media postings and pressure from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and the Muslim Public Affairs Council, ABC Family network has nixed the pilot for the proposed TV series "Alice In Arabia." And it didn't take very long for that decision to be made.

CAIR, of course, is thrilled that ABC caved.  Without knowing much about the story, other than the fact that it was "about an American teenage girl kidnapped by her extended royal Saudi Arabian family and forced to live with them," it was immediately assumed there would be stereotyping.

Hussam Ayloush, executive director of CAIR said of ABC's decision:

 "We welcome ABC Family channel's decision to respond to community concerns by canceling plans for a program that had the potential to promote ethnic and religious stereotyping."  "We thank all those who voiced their concerns on this issue." 
Of course a lot of actors are now out of a potential gig because of that 'potential', including a slew of minority performers, mind you, but that means naught.

According to an article in The Hollywood Reporter, ABC had this to say about the controversy and its subsequent decision to not move forward:

“The current conversation surrounding our pilot was not what we had envisioned and is certainly not conducive to the creative process, so we’ve decided not to move forward with this project."
I realize that it was easier for them to just say forget it rather than deal with the likes of CAIR, but it's setting a terrible precedent. It's just adding more fuel to the Muslim censorship fire, and confirming that all they have to do is hit the social media sites to eventually get their way. Take a look at what people like Muslim convert Irish/Iranian/American Cyrus McGoldrick has to say. He posted this on his Facebook page:

Getting #AliceInArabia cancelled was a good move - I'm glad it got done so quickly, too. These skirmishes with Zionist Hollywood should be easy and decisive, and I'm so pleasantly surprised that this was. S/o to ADC, CAIR, and the many individuals who stormed the internet and handled this.

I have a question, though, based on what activists said in media: Is "representation" the issue? Do we really need film terrorists played by real Arabs as opposed to random brown people? Do we really want to spend time asking the US military (the greatest force of destruction in decades) to accommodate religious beliefs so we can join it?
Side note on Goldrick- he was affiliated with CAIR a while back as advocacy director of the New York office.

Zionist Hollywood?  Nice. But that first paragraph shows exactly their M.O. It's only going to get worse.

H/T: Creeping Shariah

Sunday, March 23, 2014

YouTube Invites 200 "Super Flaggers" To Police Videos

YouTube has invited a select group of snitches. About 200 of them. Government agencies, organizations and individuals who have the power to flag videos (up to 20 in one go) and, as a result, take down someone's channel.

Apparently the YouTube team that monitors videos 24/7 doesn't have the time to catch all the ones someone in Google-land deems inappropriate, so they they have added these "super flaggers." YouTube will then review those flagged videos, 90% of which get dumped or given restricted access.

Some of the government agencies include the British police unit who are on the lookout for extremist videos which are not allowed on YouTube, but which are plentiful.

"We have a zero-tolerance policy on YouTube towards content that incites violence," YouTube told the Financial Times. "Our community guidelines prohibit such content and our review teams respond to flagged videos around the clock, routinely removing videos that contain hate speech or incitement to commit violent acts. To increase the efficiency of this process, we have developed an invite-only program that gives users who flag videos regularly tools to flag content at scale."

According to Google, less than 10 of those flaggers are affiliated with a government agency or NGO. Apparently, the rest are just people who have plenty of time on their hands to spend flagging videos.

One of the casualties of these super flaggers was Mark Dice, at least that's what Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange thinks might have happened.  Dice's YouTube channel was taken down without warning. Mark Dice is a loony conspiracy theorist (as is Rudkowski, though they differ on some issues), but Dice made some interesting man-on-street videos proving just how stupid the average Democratic voter is, here and here.

Rudkowski discusses the situation in his latest video.

On the one hand, freedom of speech is one of our inalienable rights, but do we give lunatics and terrorists a public voice? Do we keep these people in the public eye so they can be monitored, or do we drive them further underground? I'm not sure how I feel about this.

Muslim Woman Sues Planet Fitness Gym Over Hijab

Another frivolous lawsuit involving an American Muslim.

Planet Fitness has a dress code it asks its members to adhere to: “no jeans, work boots, bandannas, skull caps or revealing apparel" but 37-year-old Tarainia McDaniel feels she should be able to wear a head covering to the gym.  Apparently she transferred from one New Mexico gym that allowed her to wear one, to one that did not.  Back in 2011 she showed up at the new location, and she was told she was not allowed to work out as long as she wore the head covering. So, almost three years later, she has suddenly decided to sue the company for a violation of the Human Rights and Unfair Practices Acts, claiming that they denied her entrance because she was either Muslim or black.

According to McDaniels, when she arrived at the gym on October 3, 2011 wearing a head scarf, she was told she could not work out at that facility because she did not meet Planet Fitness dress code. She says that even after she told them she was a Muslim and wore the 'informal head covering' for religious purposes, and that she'd be happy to wear the more formal 'hijab', she was told no.

According to Planet Fitness:

 "..they didn't know the head covering was for religious purposes," and that “.... our policy is, and has always been, that members are allowed to wear head scarves for religious reasons in our clubs." 

Planet Fitness claims it did not violate any of McDaniel's rights, but there is no reason given as to why she was not allowed access even though they say they allow religious head coverings.

What I want to know is why did she wait this long to file suit?

Source: Al Arabiya

Saturday, March 22, 2014

"Women Are Un-Islamic" Claims Pakistan's Council of Islamic Ideology?

Legitimate mainstream news websites, bloggers and readers often mistake articles posted by fake/satire sites like The Onion and The Daily Currant as truth. I know I've almost been suckered into believing some.  But if it's a little too outrageous, I google. Of course, there are plenty of legitimately outrageous stories from the Middle East and environs that, as unbelievable as they are, turn out to be legit, so one never knows.

So, when I saw someone on Facebook post a link to an article on Pakistan Today titled "Council of Islamic Ideology declares women’s existence anti-Islamic" I checked it out and, yes, Pakistan has its very own satire news site. Who would have thought.

Islamabad - Sharia Correspondent: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) concluded their 192nd meeting on Thursday with the ruling that women are un-Islamic and that their mere existence contradicted Sharia and the will of Allah. As the meeting concluded CII Chairman Maulana Muhammad Khan Shirani noted that women by existing defied the laws of nature, and to protect Islam and the Sharia women should be forced to stop existing as soon as possible. The announcement comes a couple of days after CII’s 191st meeting where they dubbed laws related to minimum marriage age to be un-Islamic.
After declaring women to be un-Islamic, Shirani explained that there were actually two kinds of women – haraam and makrooh. “We can divide all women in the world into two distinct categories: those who are haraam and those who are makrooh. Now the difference between haraam and makrooh is that the former is categorically forbidden while the latter is really really disliked,” Shirani said.

The rest here.  It's pretty darn funny.

Friday, March 21, 2014

ABC Family's 'Alice In Arabia' Outrages Arabs and Muslims

ABC Family has a TV show in the works titled Alice In Arabia, about a young American girl who is whisked away to Saudi Arabia by her Saudi grandfather after her parents die. ABC has this to say about the series:

“Alice in Arabia” is a high-stakes drama series about a rebellious American teenage girl who, after tragedy befalls her parents, is unknowingly kidnapped by her extended family, who are Saudi Arabian. Alice finds herself a stranger in a new world but is intrigued by its offerings and people, whom she finds surprisingly diverse in their views on the world and her situation. Now a virtual prisoner in her grandfather’s royal compound, Alice must count on her independent spirit and wit to find a way to return home while surviving life behind the veil. The pilot was written by Brooke Eikmeier, who previously served in the US Army as a Cryptologic Linguist in the Arabic language, trained to support NSA missions in the Middle East. She left service in September 2013 as a rank E-4 Specialist.

As expected, the Arab/Muslim community is crying foul, calling it offensive, racist, contributing to negative stereotypes. Mind you, no-one has seen an episode yet, but they've still hit the Twittersphere with the usual bitching and moaning.

Samia Shameem @SamIAm_NoHam (who wears a hijab) posted:

"…while surviving life behind the veil." The veil is not a set of prison bars. Stop. #AliceInArabia @ABCFamily
Maybe not for Samia, but to any Western non-Muslim woman, yes indeed they would be considered prison bars.

But since no-one has seen the show yet, they should reserve their outrage until they do.

ABC has chimed in on the uproar.

“We hope people will wait to judge this show on its actual merits once it is filmed. The writer is an incredible storyteller and we expect Alice to be a nuanced and character driven show,” a spokesperson for ABC Family wrote in an email to California radio station KPCC.

We won't know for sure whether the characters will be stereotypical or not until it airs, but if they are- that's Hollywood for you.

This is a TV series people, if you find something offensive don't watch it. Besides, it will give actors of Arab descent a heck of a lot of work.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Indonesian Christian Fighting Conviction In Malay Shariah Court

In so called 'moderate' Malaysia freedom of religion is supposedly part of the country's constitution, and both civil and Shariah law is practiced. Muslims are the only ones who are meant to be subject to Shariah law, but apparently that's not always the case. One Christian Indonesian woman living in Penang is living proof of that.

42-year-old Halimah is a reflexologist (an alternative healing modality) who was hauled into Shariah court and convicted for  "khalwat" back in 2011 after she was found in 'close proximity' of a male at the reflexology center where she worked. In 2012, without legal representation, she pleaded guilty and received a RM3,000 fine and 14 days’ jail sentence, though she was eventually allowed a 'stay of execution' pending an appeal. Her boss, also non-Muslim and unaware of Shariah law, eventually contacted Legal Aid and hired a lawyer for Halimah after the conviction and sentence were meted out. According to that lawyer, Wan Faridulhadi Mohd Yusoff, Halimah is illiterate and had no clue what she was confessing to, including admitting she was Muslim. Authorities didn't bother reading that part of the charge sheet to her, and Wan Faridulhadi claims she was coerced into admission, not fully understanding what would happen.

"This is a travesty of the law, the first such case where a Christian woman is charged for khalwat in shariah court; it should have been thrown out of court immediately upon proof of her religion," said Penang Legal Aid Centre consultant Cecil Rajendra.

Since her case is still pending, Halimah, has not been able to return to Indonesia.

Her lawyer and legal aid are still working to overturn the conviction.

More here.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Chicago School Kids Blast Rahm Emanuel In Poetry Slam

Chicago public school kids lambaste Chicago's own Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel during a 2014 spoken word group piece. Video link below. Transcription from YouTube page.

TEAM Englewood Spoken Word 2014 Group Piece

Hide Your Schools, Hide Your Homes, Hide Your Children, Cause He's Wrecking it All

Hammer in one hand paint brush in the other
Rahm Emanuel is single handedly destroying our city
Mr. wreck it Rahm
look what Chicago is becoming
bending the rules to fit in the lie of building a new chicago
building new streets
when his own plan got some pot holes

Tearing down our dreams
its getting really windy in these streets
Red X's mark the spots where his wrecking balls are next to drop

We are not included in the Blue Print of the New Chicago: we're being pushed out
our buildings transformed into condos - and we know those AINT FOR US
Thermal shock is setting in from the whipping wind of the heartless sins
of the mayor

Norfolk Railroads is pushing us southern folk out
Homes replaced with tracks
that will be laid
where our heads used to
If dry wall could talk
it would speak many prayers to keep our homes
now vacant lots that hold lots of remnants
of 60 years of backyard barbeques
baby showers
and when electric sliding was the super power of the summer
55th and Normal
we are losing all of this

Torturing, tormenting us as we choke on the ashes of our memories
*Cough Cough*
Let's hope we don't get sick
Because he's closing all our clinics
He needs to get treated
And then maybe we can sew back on the other half of the middle finger
that he has been giving us

Its almost as if he's E Manuel of E-Limination

Step one: Take away our schools
Step Two: Put them out their home
Lastly: Destroy it all and
Deny Deny Deny
But remember, to always keep a straight face when you lie!

Try to pour the cheap paint over our eyes while stealing dollars from under our mattresses
There's not enough? Close their schools
But he's building a new DePaul stadium
Using our TIF funds to Transform the South Loop into the Promised Land of redevelopment
and some river walk
of course downtown
The paint is starting to streak.
Building a new Chicago or extending a new lie!
How can a city so in debt blueprint something so expensive?

Banneker Elementary - Closed
Woods Elementary - Closed
Yale Elementary - Closed

The paint is cracking:
From every west side basketball brotherhood
To south side sisterhood bonds through pom-poms
And every poetry team that had dreamed of being on this very stage
has been ripped apart,

Bad foundation for our future generations
struggling with 40 students in one class
so they learn from the streets
There's not money for our schools, but, there's enough to build a New Chicago
But that New Chicago is NOT for us.
The paint is wearing thin and so was our patience
Irreparable damage has already been done

Time to stop the destruction of OUR city
Prevent the further corruption of our already twisted politics of Chicago

25% of Chicago school children won't amount to anything
100% sure that we will be something
See Rahm we are mathematicians
your lies are adding up
and this new Chicago is just another one of them

And Chi-town is Obama's old stomping grounds.  And remember this: Chicago black activists blasting Barack Obama's State of the Union.

Watch the kids on YouTube  here.

Video- The Ever Changing European Borders From 1000 AD to 2012

 Not quite sure how accurate it is, but here's an interesting video showing how drastically the borders have changed in Europe over the centuries, from 1000 AD to 2012.

Those borders are about to change as Russia invades Crimea, yes, lets call it what it is. And the world calls us imperialists.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Legalized Marital Rape and Child Marriage Part Of Proposed Iraqi Law

It appears we wasted a heck of a lot of precious U.S. blood in Iraq. Not only has the country continued to be a hotbed of sectarian violence after US troop withdrawl, it's now considering passing a barbaric law that will set women back centuries, and rights activists are hopping mad. 

The current legal age to get married there is 18. With the okay from your parents you can marry at 15. That will all change if the Jaafari Personal Status Law (named for the sixth Shiite imam Jaafar al-Sadiq) is introduced.  Although it does not specifically mention a minimum age that girls can marry, it does refer to a specific age in the "divorce" section. The age of Mohammed's child bride Aisha- 9.

.. setting rules for divorces of girls who have reached the age of 9 years in the lunar Islamic calendar. It also says that's the age girls reach puberty.
Since the Islamic calendar year is 10 or 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar, that would be the equivalent of 8 years and 8 months old.
Other parts of the bill that encourage male-domination:

Men will have all the control when it comes to marriage proposals for their daughters.

Men will have all control over their wives when it comes to sexual relations. Raping wives will be legal.

Women will need permission from their husbands to leave their homes.

Women will have fewer rights when it comes to post-divorce child custody.

Men will have an easier time taking on more wives.

The bill is apparently catering to the majority Shiites who were persecuted under Saddam Hussein's reign of terror, and some believe tied to the upcoming elections.

Baghdad-based analyst Hadi Jalo suggested that election campaigning might be behind the proposal.
''Some influential Shiite politicians have the impression that they should do their best to make any achievement that would end the injustice that had been done against the Shiites in the past,'' Jalo said.
Naturally, Sunni females aren't too happy about the proposal.

.. lawmaker Likaa Wardi believes it violates women's and children's rights and creates divisions in society.

''The Jaffari law will pave the way to the establishments of courts for Shiites only, and this will force others sects to form their own courts. This move will widen the rift among the Iraqi people,'' Wardi said.

Secular Shiites are just as opposed.

Qais Raheem, a Shiite government employee living in eastern Baghdad, said the draft bill contradicts the principles of a modern society.
''The government officials have come up with this backward law instead of combating corruption and terrorism,'' said Raheem who has four children, including two teenage girls.
''This law legalises the rape and we should all reject it.''

Hopefully they will reject it, but who knows.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Saudis Ban 50 Names Including Linda, Sandy and Elaine

Here's a good laugh. According to Gulf News, Saudi Arabians will no longer be allowed to name their newborns Linda, Sandy, Elaine, Loland (hmm), or Abdul Naser, Malek or Binyamin. Fifty names in total were banned, some of which no-one seems to know the reason why.

Some are obvious, like  Binyamin which is the Arabic for Benjamin, and we know how hated Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu is in the pro-Palestinian world. Others are prohibited because they:

 contradict the culture or religion of the Kingdom, according to reports by local media
... they are considered “blasphemous,” non-Arabic or non-Islamic, or contradictory to the kingdom’s culture or religion..."
The ban was also allegedly justified by the ministry because some of the names were deemed foreign or "inappropriate".
Other sets of forbidden names include those with royal connotations, such as Sumuw (highness), Malek (king) and Malika (queen).
Here's all 50 banned names.

Malaak (angel)
Abdul Aati
Abdul Naser
Abdul Musleh
Binyamin (Arabic for Benjamin)
Abdul Nabi
Abdul Rasool
Sumuw (highness)
Al Mamlaka (the kingdom)
Malika (queen)
Mamlaka (kingdom)
Tabarak (blessed)
Rama (Hindu god)
Basmala (utterance of the name of God)
Jibreel (angel Gabriel)
Abdul Mu’een
Nabi (prophet)
Nabiyya (female prophet)
Amir (prince)

Pretty darn wacky.

Source: Independent UK

Video- The Rich and Young Leaving France's Welfare State

A short video on the mass exodus of the wealthy, and the "best and brightest" young men and women of  France  They want out of the "unsustainable" welfare state.

50 percent of the youth in France would leave if they could.

A warning to the U.S.

Video here.

Friday, March 14, 2014

A Society of Cowards- Pat Condell's Latest Video

British secular Muslim Maajid Nawaz, a would-be MP running as a Liberal Democrat, posted a cartoon of Mohammed and Jesus on his Twitter account.

His reason:

"My intention was to carve out a space to be heard without constantly fearing the blasphemy charge, on pain of death.I did it for Salmaan Taseer, the governor of Punjab who was assassinated by his bodyguard for calling for a review of Pakistan's colonial-era blasphemy laws; for Malala Yusufzai, the schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for wanting an education; and for Muhammad Asghar, a mentally ill British man sentenced to death for 'blasphemy' last week in Pakistan."

The founder of the anti-extremist think tank Quilliam Foundation, apparently posted a "bland" image of Mohammed claiming that

"as a Muslim, I did not feel threatened by it. My God is greater than that."  

Beaucoup people did not feel the same way, and he has since received the obligatory death threats and calls to end his candidacy.

Pat Condell weighs in on the debate in his usual succinct way about "cultural terrorism."

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Iranian Lawmaker Says The US "Kidnapped" Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

For days people have been wondering and speculating about what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and the 239 poor souls who boarded that plane in Kuala Lumpur headed to Beijing on March 8. Well, a prominent Iranian official knows exactly what happened: Hossein Naghavi Hosseini claims the United States "kidnapped" the plane in order to "sabotage the relationship between Iran and China and Southeast Asia."  Delavar Seyed Mohammad Reza, 29,  and Pouria Nourmohammadi Mehrdad, 19 - those two Iranians with fake passports that were passengers on the missing plane-  part of "the plot."
“Documents published by the Western media about two Iranians getting on the plane without passports is psychological warfare."
“Americans recruit some people for such kinds of operations so they can throw the blame on other countries, especially Muslim countries.”
Guess we don't have to investigate any further, the U.S. probably has that plane sequestered somewhere in Guam, just to make trouble for Iran.

Source: NY Daily News

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Taliban Threatens Violence During Upcoming Presidential Election

It's Afghanistan's turn to vote for a new president on April 5th, and although the Afghan people won't be dealing with a total sham election- like the North Koreans just experienced with Kim Jong-un's 100 percent of the vote- they are being threatened with violence by the Taliban. Why? Because they believe that the election is an "American conspiracy."  Whatever that's supposed to mean.

However, the government isn't taking the threats too seriously in spite of the fact that the Taliban has a penchant for violence and wound up killing a bunch of civilians and soldiers during their last elections in 2009. Najib Danesh, Interior Ministry spokesman, believes it's just "propaganda" to "disseminate panic," and has assured the Afghan people that there will be security during the election process. Good luck with that, since the Taliban's Zabihullah Mujahid has apparently told clerics to tell their congregants about the American conspiracy (which no doubt will rile them up), and to stay away from polling booths if they value their lives.

An email to news agencies stated that the targets will be any workers involved with the election process including activists, callers etc.

 "we have given orders to all our mujahedin to use all force at their disposal to disrupt these upcoming sham elections."

Hamid Karzai's reign will come to an end after 13 years.

Source: RFE/RL

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Obamacare Could Prompt 10,000 Las Vegas Union Workers To Strike

Unions were instrumental in getting Barack Obama elected, but now many members are squawking about his prized Obamacare because it isn't turning out to be quite what they expected.

One of those unions (that was probably pushing hard for its membership to vote for Obama - both times)  represents Las Vegas workers, and about 10,000 of those unhappy campers are poised to strike because they want to keep the benefits they have, including no-cost health coverage, and that 'aint gonna happen under Obamacare.

The Culinary Union Local 226 - representing a slew of Las Vegas workers including maids, porters, cooks etc. -  has curtailed negotiations with management and ended a contract extension because they don't want to pay a penny for their health insurance, and don't want any changes to their pension and guaranteed 40 work hours per week.  Obamacare would change all that.

According to BuzzFeed, union honcho Donald "D" Taylor said:

“The biggest hurdle to reaching settlements in Vegas is the new costs imposed on our health plan by Obamacare," “Even though the president and Congress promised we could keep our health plan, the reality is, unless the law is fixed, that won’t be true.”
Oops.  Fools for believing the oh-so obvious lies.

BuzzFeed explains the reason unions are balking:

Union leaders have long voiced concern over the health care law’s effect on their Taft-Hartley plans, which are collectively bargained plans maintained by multiple employers and a labor union. Under the Affordable Care Act, Taft-Hartley plan recipients (like the members of CU 226) are not eligible for tax subsidies. That makes some union employees more expensive for employers who provide health care, making employers less agreeable when it comes time to foot the bill.

Taylor is so pissed about the situation he actually approached a Republican: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The Washington Post quoted Taylor as saying:

“You can’t just order people to do stuff." “If their health plan gets wrecked, why would they then go campaign for the folks responsible for wrecking their health care?”
The CU Local 226 has made some leeway with MGM Resorts, Caesars and Tropicana, all of which have said members will continue to receive free health insurance. But others are still pending.

More info on Buzzfeed.

More on how union members will be hurt.

Granted, there are some happy campers who have benefited from the ACA, but many more people haven't, and this straight from the lips of  Democrat friends who voted for Obama.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Kim Jong-un Wins 100% Of Election Votes!!

So Kim Jong-un won 100 percent of the vote in the DPRK, and North Korean propagandists are dang proud of that fact.

Of course, he was the only one of the ballot, and no doubt people were too afraid not to vote for him

But no surprise there.  What a joke

It still boggles the mind how there are people, many who are not even North Koreans, who think Jong-un is the best thing since wonder bread.

Boring propaganda video discussing his election win.

More info on the election.

Child Bride Magazine- Joke of the day

Actually not a joke at all, but you know what I mean.

Child marriage is a sickening practice that happens far too often in mostly Muslim countries, although some Mormon polygamists have a penchant for the young ones too.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

L.A. Comedy Club Cancels Jewish Show Because "They Don't Support Israel".

The Boycott Israel movement has hit the comedy circuit.  According to Jewish Canadian comedian Stephen Glickman, a comedy club in Burbank, California canceled a stand-up comedy show featuring various Jewish comedians- including Glickman - "because club management did not want its venue used to support Israel."  The show was scheduled for 7 p.m on Sunday night.

Glickman posted on Twitter:

 “The Purim stand up show at @FlappersComedy has been cancelled because the owners said they do not support benefits that support Israel.”
“Everyone should have the right to believe what they want but a COMEDY CLUB being ANTI ISRAEL is disgraceful and as a Jewish man I am hurt!” .
Since the all-Jewish show was already scheduled, did the BDS movement pressure management to cancel?

No response from the comedy club, so we don't yet know its side of the story. And some individual commenting on The Algemeiner mentions that one of the owners is Jewish, as if that should negate claims of anti-Semitism.  There are many self-loathing Jews out there, some of whom I am very acquainted with.

Source: The Algemeiner

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Israel's Netanyahu Offers California Help With Its Extreme Drought Problem

Israel turned desert land into an oasis, California has a pretty nasty drought problem, so Israel has kindly offered to help alleviate California's problem. In an interview on Bloomberg Television, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said:

“California, I hear, has a big water problem. We in Israel don’t have a water problem. We use technology to solve it, in recycling, in desalination, in deep drip irrigation and so on. And these technologies could be used by the state of California to eliminate its chronic drought problem.”
If you look at a drought map of the U.S., California is one of the few states that has an "exceptional" or "extreme" drought problem.  In fact, 74% of the state. Some of the recent rain might have helped a tad, but it's still pretty darn dry.

California Governor Jerry Brown says he welcomes the help, but I wonder what all those Boycott Israel folks will have to say about that.

Bloomberg has more info on the amazing ways Israel has found ways to conquer the 60 percent of desert that makes up Israel.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Obamas 2013 Travel Expenses Top $7.4 Million For Airfare Alone

Barack and Michele Obama's motto should be - do as I say, not as I do. While asking the American people to make sacrifices and tighten our belts, it turns out that we the taxpayers funded three unofficial Obama trips in 2013 for a  whopping $7.4 million. And that was just air fare costs alone.

This information has just been released thanks to a lawsuit by Judicial Watch which was filed in August 2013.

The trips included:

1. The Obama Christmas holiday in Hawaii- 12/21/12 through 1/5/13.
2. A trek to California in August, 2013 to hobnob with DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg (for a private fundraiser), and an oh-so important appearance on the Jay Leno Show.
3. And some fun times for the whole family in Martha's Vineyard, MA during the latter part of August, 2013.

According to Judicial Watch:
* The outbound flight to Honolulu for the Obamas’ 2012-13 Christmas vacation cost taxpayers $2, 214, 393.60. The return flight to Washington cost $1,871,961.60. Flight expenditures alone came to $4,086,355.20.

* The outbound flight to California in August, 2013 for Obama to dine with Katzenberg and appear on the “The Tonight Show” cost taxpayers $1,209,926.40. The return flight to Washington cost $935,980.80. Flight expenditures alone came to $2,145,907.20.

* The outbound flight to Martha’s Vineyard for the Obama family’s August vacation cost taxpayers $890,323.20. The return flight to Washington cost $273,945.60. Flight expenditures alone came to $1,164,268.80.

* The grand total of $7,396,531.20, Judicial Watch pointed out, only accounted for flight expenses for the three trips.

“The fact is, the Obamas are abusing the public trust and the taxpayers with unnecessary luxurious vacations and travel,” Judicial Watch said in its report. “These staggering costs show why these documents were covered-up and we had to sue in federal court to get them. Another transparency fail for the Obama gang, but thanks to our federal lawsuit it is another accountability win for the American taxpayer.”

Source: BizPacReview

Sunday, March 02, 2014

UK Muslim Boys' School- Only Men Need Apply For Science Teacher Job

A school for Muslim boys in Leicester, England is in trouble for discrimination with regard to its hiring practices. The school needs a temporary science teacher but they don't want women working there, so they specified men only in an ad placed with a recruiting company called Capita.

The advert published by the outsourcing company Capita requested a “Male Science Teacher” to cover lessons, including some mathematics classes, until the end of the current academic year on a short term contract for up to £150 a day.
The National Secular Society said it had been alerted to the advertisement by a female science teacher who had been looking for work in the Leicester area.

The ad was eventually pulled after the Department of Education got involved stating that

“Schools must comply with equality law. "We asked Leicester City Council to raise this with the school and the advert has now been withdrawn.”
But we all know the school will still only hire a male.

The NSS had this to say:

 “Being male isn't a genuine occupational requirement for a science teacher in a state school. Any attempt to try and make it so is unjustifiable.
“The Government's encouragement of schools run by religious groups will bring with it increasing demands for religious customs and practices to be accommodated within our education system.
“If religious demands to discriminate and segregate along gender lines are accommodated, teachers of the 'wrong sex' will be disadvantaged and children in such schools are unlikely to be adequately prepared for life as equal citizens in a liberal democracy – which should be one of the fundamental aims of education policy. “For some religious groups, it is clear that the primary goal of state education should be to instill parents' religious beliefs in children. “Equality must not be sacrificed in the rush to satisfy their demands.”
Source: UK Telegraph