Wednesday, September 20, 2006


(An act of blatant thievery from Innocent Bystanders)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Today's Michael Ramirez 'toon

Sunday, September 10, 2006

The coming American Samizdata

Saddam's mole inside the AP

Well that explains a lot.
What's next, Hezbollah influence at Reuters?
(h/t American Thinker)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Competing agendas

Republican Agenda:

With Congress reconvening Tuesday after an August break, Republicans in the House and Senate say they will focus on Pentagon and domestic security spending bills, port security legislation and measures that would authorize the administration’s terror surveillance program and create military tribunals to try terror suspects.

Democrat Agenda:

Sen. Harry Reid: “If Republicans want to spend the whole month on nothing that is relevant to the American people, we are happy to do that.”

(stolen from the Corner at National Review Online)

More persecution!

Another Saudi victimized simply for practicing "normal Moslem behavior" in the oppressive theocractic Bushitler regime.

A Saudi woman will plead guilty in court on Tuesday for allegedly forcing two Indonesian women to be her domestic servants in Winchester.

Hana Al Jader will acknowledge she violated federal laws, according to her lawyer, Joseph Balliro Sr.

Al Jader faces six counts of forced labor and four counts of violating immigration laws. Her lawyer would not say what counts the 41-year-old will plead guilty to.

Prosecutors accuse Al Jader of forcing the two women to work like slaves. She allegedly held back their money, hid their passports and prevented them from talking to others. Al Jader denies these claims.

Al Jader, who has been living in Massachusetts since the 1990s, is married to Prince Mohamed Bin Turki Alsaud.

Poor misunderstood Saudis.

Hey- if Chimpy's "war on terror" is really all about the oooooiiiiillll, I want Saudi Arabia's!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Remembering 9/11, the New Democrat way

Follow this turd's trail of stains around the web, and his profound message becomes perfectly clear...
I HATE Daddy! I HATE Daddy! Waaaaaaah!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Worth a thousand words

Ooh-rah, Marines!

Orwell's relevance

Substitute "Islamo-fascist" or "Jihadi" for each reference to Nazis or Japanese; "American soldier" for "British sailor". Compare to the Democrats openly wishing defeat to GWB and the U.S.

"Pacifism is objectively pro-Fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war effort of one side you automatically help that of the other. Nor is there any real way of remaining outside such a war as the present one. In practice, ‘he that is not with me is against me’. The idea that you can somehow remain aloof from and superior to the struggle, while living on food which British sailors have to risk their lives to bring you, is a bourgeois illusion bred of money and security. Mr Savage remarks that ‘according to this type of reasoning, a German or Japanese pacifist would be “objectively pro-British”.’ But of course he would be! That is why pacifist activities are not permitted in those countries (in both of them the penalty is, or can be, beheading) while both the Germans and the Japanese do all they can to encourage the spread of pacifism in British and American territories. The Germans even run a spurious ‘freedom’ station which serves out pacifist propaganda indistinguishable from that of the [Peace Pledge Union]. They would stimulate pacifism in Russia as well if they could, but in that case they have tougher babies to deal with. In so far as it takes effect at all, pacifist propaganda can only be effective against those countries where a certain amount of freedom of speech is still permitted; in other words it is helpful to totalitarianism.

I am not interested in pacifism as a ‘moral phenomenon’. If Mr. Savage and others imagine that one can somehow ‘overcome’ the German army by lying on one’s back, let them go on imagining it, but let them also wonder occasionally whether this is not an illusion due to security, too much money and a simple ignorance of the way in which things actually happen. As an ex-Indian civil servant, it always makes me shout with laughter to hear, for instance, Gandhi named as an example of the success of non-violence. As long as twenty years ago it was cynically admitted in Anglo-Indian circles that Gandhi was very useful to the British government. So he will be to the Japanese if they get there. Despotic governments can stand ‘moral force’ till the cows come home; what they fear is physical force. But though not much interested in the ‘theory’ of pacifism, I am interested in the psychological processes by which pacifists who have started out with an alleged horror of violence end up with a marked tendency to be fascinated by the success and power of Nazism. Even pacifists who wouldn’t own to any such fascination are beginning to claim that a Nazi victory is desirable in itself.

Here are a few shortcuts to contemporary versions of Orwell's adversaries:
Gary Kamiya, writing in Salon after the fall of Baghdad-
I have a confession: I have at times, as the war has unfolded, secretly wished for things to go wrong. Wished for the Iraqis to be more nationalistic, to resist longer. Wished for the Arab world to rise up in rage. Wished for all the things we feared would happen. I'm not alone: A number of serious, intelligent, morally sensitive people who oppose the war have told me they have had identical feelings.
...Wishing for things to go wrong is the logical corollary of the postulate that the better things go for Bush, the worse they will go for America and the rest of the world. It is based on the belief that every apparent good will turn into its opposite. If this is true, then it would be better for bad things to happen to Bush.

Jonathan Schell in the Nation-
"[Democratic Senator Joe] Biden says we must win the war. This is precisely wrong. The United States must learn to lose this war- a harder task, in many ways, than winning, for it requires admitting mistakes and relinquishing attractive fantasies. This is the true moral mission of our time."

I can't say the left believes that "war is peace", but "ignorance is strength, and freedom is slavery" are clearly clearly their agenda now.

"The Limits of Boutique Multiculturalism"

Jeff Goldstein has a thought-provoking piece at Protein Wisdom-
Hina was found buried, with her throat slit, in the garden of her family home in Brescia, Italy. The “honor” killing has rocked Italy. (news report)
Societies that have accepted and embraced the tenets of multiculturalism—a noble-sounding social philosophy based around an idea of deference and tolerance that is at bottom dangerously superficial—are those societies that will have the most difficulty reconciling their disapproval of acts like “honor killings” logically with their self-satisfied and “enlightened” multicultural ideals. And the reason is simple: it is precisely at the point of something like “honor killings” where multiculturalism takes its force, because it is the belief in the validity of such practices—far more so than the exotic Otherness of burkas or stone-baked breads with chick pea toppings—that is what separates cultures on the level of fundamental ideas about human agency, freedom, autonomy, and man’s place within a given social and philosophical worldview.

Read it all, and the comments for a good defense of the defense of the West. Odd that we're reduced to defending our right to defend ourselves, isn't it?

Friday, September 01, 2006

Simple explanation, really

Convicted of 14 felonies and 2 misdemeanors for the enslavement and sexual abuse of his housekeeper, Homaidan Al-Turki blamed Western insensitivity to "basic Muslim Behaviors"-

From the Rocky Mountain News:
Sniffles and sobs resonated in a packed courtroom Thursday as a Saudi man convicted of sexually assaulting his Indonesian housekeeper was sentenced Thursday to 20 years to life in prison.

Homaidan Al-Turki, 37, was also ordered to serve eight additional years for theft charges.

He denied in Arapahoe County District Court that he enslaved the woman and said authorities targeted him because of his religion.

Your honor, I am not here to apologize, for I cannot apologize for things I did not do and for crimes I did not commit,” he told Judge Mark Hannen. “The state has criminalized these basic Muslim behaviors. Attacking traditional Muslim behaviors was the focal point of the prosecution,” he said.

Prosecutor Natalie Decker said the trial had nothing to do with Al-Turki’s Muslim beliefs. “It has to do with what he did to her for five years,” she said outside the courtroom.

Al-Turki was convicted this summer of 12 felony counts of unlawful sexual contact with use of force, one felony count of criminal extortion and one felony count of theft. He also was found guilty of two misdemeanors: false imprisonment and conspiracy to commit false imprisonment.

The case has captured the attention of the Muslim community worldwide. The Saudi government gave Al-Turki the money he needed to post a $400,000 bond on the charges in Arapahoe County.

Prosecutors said Al-Turki brought the victim, who is now 24, from Saudi Arabia in 2000 to work as his family’s nanny and housekeeper in their Aurora home. Al-Turki is married and has five children.

The victim testified in court that she worked seven days a week and was paid $150 a month. She said Al-Turki and his wife kept most of that money. Al-Turki also allegedly took the woman’s passport and sexually abused her.

Glad he cleared that up.
(hat tip LGF)