“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time, a tremendous whack.” - Winston Churchill
Saturday, July 7, 2007
“A wise man’s heart directs him towards the right, but the foolish man’s heart directs him towards the left.” - King Solomon
Someone asked me at the Townhall blog if there was a reference for this and rightfully so. No urban legends here. There are many various translations but here is the link. The quote is from the Bible in the Book of Ecclesiastes.
FYI: The “Comprehensive [POS] Immigration Bill” is here:
Freedom Folks fights illegal immigration one post at a time.
So does the Bear Creek Ledger.
ImmigrationCounters.com provides the public key statistics resulting from illegal immigration in America. Using the latest government and private sources, research and analysis trending data is factored at their individual rates of increase. Topic related books and links are provided for you to become informed about illegal immigration in America. For information about the research behind the individual counters, click here Data Sources.
ImmigrationCounters.com supports legal immigration and respect for all persons, yet highlights the significant weight of illegal immigration as a result of poor governmental controls and unscrupulous employers.The ramifications of illegal immigration affects all aspects of society as the current crisis is unprecedented in American history. After decades of neglect, it’s now time to transition from admitting the crisis exists to fixing it with urgent priority, to expose who wants it and who’s been allowing it to occur.
One has illegal immigration on-line reporting services at Immigration Counters.
NumbersUSA has a MUST SEE video. This video says and tells and shows it all. In this video, there is documented and substantiated proof of the idiocy of this ILLEGAL non-amnesty amnesty sham of a bill flaunted by GWB and the Leftinstracrats.
The top-cream, however, is Jeff Sessions.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) released a list of 20 loopholes in the comprehensive immigration bill today which reveals that the bill is fatally flawed and will not establish a functioning immigration system in the future.
The list of loopholes includes flaws effecting border security, chain-migration and assimilation policies. The list exposes the lack of serious attention given to ensuring that the legislation fixes America’s failed immigration system.
Jeff Sessions released this statement:
“I am deeply concerned about the numerous loopholes we have found in this legislation. They are more than technical errors, but rather symptoms of a fundamentally flawed piece of legislation that stands no chance of actually fixing our broken immigration system,” Sessions said. “Many of the loopholes are indicative of a desire not to have the system work.”
It appears that the entire bill that was created in secret, exposed, overwhelmingly defeated and since revived, was from the beginning, DESIGNED TO FAIL from the start and all we are hearing now is how “we don’t want to do what is right for America.” The items within are UNENFORCEABLE. Behold:
For example, one loophole in the “enforcement trigger” fails to require the U.S. VISIT system - the biometric border check-in/check-out system established by Congress in 1996, but never implemented - to be fully functioning before new worker or amnesty programs begin. Without the system in place, the U.S. has no method of ensuring that workers and their families do not overstay their visas.
Another flaw in the legislation prevents the benefits of merit-based immigration from taking full effect until 2016. Until then, chain migration into the U.S. will actually triple, compared to a disproportionately low increase in skill-based immigration. As a result, the merit-based system in the bill is only a shell of what it should have been.
A third loophole in the bill allows immigrants to avoid demonstrating a proficiency in English for more than a decade. Illegal aliens are not required to learn English to receive full “probationary benefits” of citizenship. Passing a basic English test is only required for the third Z-visa renewal, twelve years after amnesty is granted.
Sessions will highlight many of the loopholes contained in the list this week during Senate debate on the immigration bill.
20 Loopholes in the Senate Immigration Bill
Loophole 1 - Legal Status Before Enforcement
Loophole 2 - U.S. VISIT Exit Not In TriggerLoophole
Loophole 3 - Trigger Requires No More Agents, Beds, or Fencing Than Current Law
Loophole 4 — Three Additional Years Worth of Illegal Aliens Granted Status, Treated Preferentially To Legal Filers
Loophole 5 - Completion of Background Checks Not Required For Probationary Legal Status
Loophole 6 - Some Child Molesters Are Still Eligible
Loophole 7 - Terrorism Connections Allowed, Good Moral Character Not Required
Loophole 8 - Gang Members Are Eligible
Loophole 9 - Absconders Are Eligible
Loophole 10 - Learning English Not Required For A Decade
Loophole 11 - Earned Income Tax Credit Will Cost Taxpayers Billions In Just 10 Years
Loophole 12 - Affidavits From Friends Accepted As Evidence
Loophole 13 - Taxpayer Funded Legal Counsel and Arbitration
Loophole 14 - In-State Tuition and Student Loans
Loophole 15 - Inadequacy of the Merit System
Loophole 16 - Visas For Individuals That Plan To Overstay
Loophole 17 - Chain Migration Tippled Before Being Eliminated
Loophole 18 - Back Taxes Not Required
Loophole 19 - Social Security Credits Allowed For Some Illegal Work Histories
Loophole 20 - Criminal Fines Not Proportional To Conduct
And WHY are we funding Hamas, anyway? DEFUND NOW!
To: U.S. Congress
For fifty seven years, we were deceived; fooled by a veil of fabulism: the false claim that “Palestinians” only wanted a state of their own. Yassir Arafat spoke to our news media in English and to his Muslim Brothers in Arabic, and to us he said “peace”; to them he said “Jihad!”, and we were foolish enough to believe.
Now HAMAS has won an election and will rule the “Palestinian Authority”. There is no more room for fabulism or al-taqeyya. Let us take a clear eyed look at the Hamas Charter.
“In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate You are the best community that has been raised up for mankind.” From which we learn that:
HAMAS is Islam
HAMAS is racist
“Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors.” From which we learn that HAMAS intent toward Israel is policide.
“The Islamic Resistance Movement draws its guidelines from Islam; derives from it its thinking, interpretations and views about existence, life and humanity; refers back to it for its conduct; and is inspired by it in whatever step it takes.” Can you tolerate Terrorism? HAMAS is terrorism! Islam is terrorism! Why should your taxes fund it?
“As the Movement adopts Islam as its way of life, its time dimension extends back as far as the birth of the Islamic Message and of the Righteous Ancestor. Its ultimate goal is Islam, the Prophet its model, the Qur’an its Constitution. Its special dimension extends wherever on earth there are Muslims, who adopt Islam as their way of life; thus, it penetrates to the deepest reaches of the land and to the highest spheres of Heavens.”
Is there anything wrong with HAMAS? Is there anything right with Islam?
“The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him! This will not apply to the Gharqad, which is a Jewish tree (cited by Bukhari and Muslim).”
Is there something more we need to know about HAMAS in order to condemn it?
“Allah is its goal, the Prophet its model, the Qur’an its Constitution, Jihad its path and death for the case of Allah its most sublime belief.”
“The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine has been an Islamic Waqf throughout the generations and until the Day of Resurrection, no one can renounce it or part of it, or abandon it or part of it. No Arab country nor the aggregate of all Arab countries, and no Arab King or President nor all of them in the aggregate, have that right, nor has that right any organization or the aggregate of all organizations, be they Palestinian or Arab, because Palestine is an Islamic Waqf throughout all generations and to the Day of Resurrection. Who can presume to speak for all Islamic Generations to the Day of Resurrection? This is the status [of the land] in Islamic Shari’a, and it is similar to all lands conquered by Islam by force, and made thereby Waqf lands upon their conquest, for all generations of Muslims until the Day of Resurrection. This [norm] has prevailed since the commanders of the Muslim armies completed the conquest of Syria and Iraq, and they asked the Caliph of Muslims, ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab, for his view of the conquered land, whether it should be partitioned between the troops or left in the possession of its population, or otherwise. Following discussions and consultations between the Caliph of Islam, ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab, and the Companions of the Messenger of Allah, be peace and prayer upon him, they decided that the land should remain in the hands of its owners to benefit from it and from its wealth; but the control of the land and the land itself ought to be endowed as a Waqf [in perpetuity] for all generations of Muslims until the Day of Resurrection. The ownership of the land by its owners is only one of usufruct, and this Waqf will endure as long as Heaven and earth last. Any demarche in violation of this law of Islam, with regard to Palestine, is baseless and reflects on its perpetrators.”
Is there any remaining doubt concerning HAMAS?
“[Peace] initiatives, the so-called peaceful solutions, and the international conferences to resolve the Palestinian problem, are all contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement. For renouncing any part of Palestine means renouncing part of the religion; the nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its faith, the movement educates its members to adhere to its principles and to raise the banner of Allah over their homeland as they fight their Jihad: “Allah is the all-powerful, but most people are not aware.”"
Is there some good cause why our tax funds should provide the material for even one bomb with which to murder innocent Jews, among whom are American citizens residing and touring?
We, the undersigned now therefore demand that the United States Congress immediately terminate:
all direct funding of HAMAS
all direct and indirect funding of the “Palestinian Authority” which will now be ruled by HAMAS.
all contributions, monitary and in goods or services to any and all U.N., charitable and non governmental organizations providing goods and or services to any and every entity under the control of or otherwise linked to the “Palestianian Authority” or to HAMAS.
We further demand that no such funding be resumed at this time or any future period. We further demand that no negotiation be entered into with HAMAS or with the “Palestinian Authority” either directly or throughthird parties.
All signers of this petition are urged to send links to it to their Representatives, Senators, President Bush and their entire address book.
All signers are urged to read, sign, publicize and promote in a similar manner the following related online petitions:
Congress Debate Koran petition, which calls for televised hearings into the doctrines and practices of Islam.
United Nations petition, which makes a similar call upon the United Nations Security Council.
Target: Mecca petition, which demands the designation of Mecca as our default target for immediate retaliation in the event of any further terrorist attack against us. There is no other possible deterrent!
What do the AssIdiots plan to do? Thanks to Fox News, we know; we have an opportunity to protest the ultimate in AssIdiocy. Who controls the P.A. parliament? Who has the balance of military power in Gaza? What is their strategic objective?
- In another boost for Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the new Palestinian government would create a “new opportunity” for the peace process. Olmert has long welcomed Abbas as a negotiating partner, but said Abbas’ alliance with Hamas made peacemaking virtually impossible.
“We have a new opportunity … that we haven’t had in a long time,” Olmert told reporters on board his plane shortly before taking off for a meeting at the White House.
“The situation has changed, which enables diplomatic progress … We intend to act to take advantage of this situation,” he said. “A government that is not Hamas is a partner.”
Is there any real difference between Fatah & HAMAS?
- “As I once said in the past: our eyes must continue to focus on the higher goal. The real danger is that I might forget [it], and while advancing towards my short-term goal I might turn my back on my long-term goal, which is the liberation of Palestine from the river to the sea…” Faysal Al-Husseini
- Article (12) Complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence.
- Article (17) Armed public revolution is the inevitable method to liberating Palestine.
- The Islamic Resistance Movement is a distinguished Palestinian movement, whose allegiance is to Allah, and whose way of life is Islam. It strives to raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine,
How in the eternal Hellfire can anything Islamic ever be a ”partner for peace” ? Only if the other partner abandons reason, logic and history. Those of us who retain our sanity; who think with synapses, not ‘rhoids take orthodox Islamic doctrine into consideration.
- 9:29 Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. The Order to fight People of the Scriptures until They give the Jizyah [Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir]
- Muslim Book 041, Number 6985: Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews. Another Hadith [Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir]
- Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.’ And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah.” Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, “O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?” He replied, “Whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have.”
- Abu Dawud 14.2477
Narrated Ibn Hawalah:
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: It will turn out that you will be armed troops, one is Syria, one in the Yemen and one in Iraq. Ibn Hawalah said: Choose for me, Apostle of Allah, if I reach that time. He replied: Go to Syria, for it is Allah’s chosen land, to which his best servants will be gathered but if you are unwilling, go to your Yemen, and draw water from your tanks, for Allah has on my account taken special charge of Syria and its people.
Now you know why Israel can never have peace and security so long as Islam exists on the earth. Now you know why America can never have peace and security so long as Islam exists on the earth.
Now those of you who have not yet done so will sign this petition Defund HAMAS. Next, you will email this post to Your Congressman, Senators & firstname.lastname@example.org disrespectfully demanding the discontinuance of Jizya, tribute & extortion.
Copy this post to your own blog or web site. Email it to everyone in your address book. Do not remain silent: rise up and raise Hell!!
|Islam: Religion of peace.|
8:65 O Prophet (Muhammad)! Urge the believers to fight. If there are twenty steadfast persons amongst you, they will overcome two hundred, and if there be a hundred steadfast persons they will overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers) are people who do not understand.
Tafsir: 1 2
Once AGAIN, Townhall comments for Townhall authors is DOWN. This is why I have moved to WORDPRESS. I wanted to leave Kevin a message but could not. Hopefully, he will get the pingback.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Posted by: Kevin McCullough at 12:13 PM
In the election cycle that has been underway this incredibly early part of 2007, I have had a chance to shake the hands and speak personally with all of the presidential candidates.
I have to say in the early going, and largely due to a few factors - his defense of marriage in Massachusetts, his stunning credentials and record of CEO success, and because of my good friend’s great book “A Mormon in the White House” by Hugh Hewitt - I was leaning strongly Romney.
Here on TownHall, Dean Barnett has challenged all of us to articulate clearly who we are supporting so that we have the most honest debate possible. He said so, and then immediately proclaimed his loyalty to fellow New Englander - Mitt Romney.
Matt Lewis has not fully endorsed John McCain but he has definitely been faithful to keep some of us more anti-McCain cranks honest about the facts of Senator Cranky.
Patrick Ruffini has openly admitted his connection to the Rudy 2008 campaign and in doing so is benefitting TownHall readership by giving us a perspective that would more than likely be absent were he not to do so.
I have never done so in a campaign cycle - certainly never this early - but I am proud to announce that today (really as of mid-day yesterday) I am an eagerly, enthusiastic, anticipatory supporter of Fred Thompson. I have leaned his direction ever since first hearing the possibility but had to tell myself that focusing on the declared candidates was the reality - everything else just speculation.
I believe Thompson will win for a variety of reasons. He understands technology, and the total scope of the blogosphere in a far more superior way to any of the rest of the candidates. But he has also not abandoned the gray hairs - of which there are far more of than ever before for an election cycle in America. He’s gone from last place to tied for first without spending any money - and behind the laid back calm gentile facade is a fierce defender of America.
So I figured - why hide it anymore. I’m a Fred-head. So yes - the Musclehead blog will have a Fred-bias to it - as the Hewitt blog has a Mitt-bias, and as the Medved blog as an Amnesty-bias. The important thing is that we are honest about the views from which we are coming from and allow you the TownHall reader to examine our rationale for itself.
So what pushed me over the edge? Well, Fred has had some bang-up speeches and television appearances. He’s written a weekly column for us here on TownHall bringing his common sense directly to us, and in doing so he’s eliminated a lot of the filters by which messages can usually get mangled. He also speaks so that everybody in the room can understand - and funny enough according to the poll numbers - they do. I do look forward to seeing Fred in the debates and when he arrives, look for him to shoo away the attacks of the others with the ease that he puffed cigar smoke into the face of Michael Moore.
But if you really have to know what pushed me from Mitt to Fred: National Right To Life 100% rating… and the rest of what he says in this video to the NRLC that met in Washington last night.
The video is here and on my VODPOD
Plain speak on life, culture, and terror… He is unequivocal - and none of the others are.
The Leftinistra WILL not be like this because they CANNOT!
Posted: 15 Jun 2007 03:03 PM GMT-06:00
13TH MARINE EXPEDITIONARY UNIT BEGINS OPERATIONS IN AL ANBAR
Posted: 15 Jun 2007 04:55 AM CDT
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Security Forces prevented a suicide car bomb attack on a Coalition forces combat outpost in Khan Bani Sa’ad, located in the Diyala province, Tuesday.
Posted: 15 Jun 2007 04:41 AM CDT
BAGHDAD — When President George W. Bush ordered troops to “surge” into Baghdad he was not just sending Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, he was also sending little-known teams of reconstruction experts as well.
Posted: 14 Jun 2007 04:40 AM CDT
CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti — Sailors and soldiers of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s Camp Lemonier are learning non-lethal self defense moves from the U.S. Marine Corps by participating in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP).
Posted: 14 Jun 2007 04:27 AM CDT
WASHINGTON - Walter Reed Army Medical Center joined installations and commands worldwide this week in celebrating the Army’s 232nd birthday with a cake-cutting ceremony Tuesday in the hospital’s Heaton Pavilion.
Posted: 14 Jun 2007 04:54 AM CDT
REGIONAL COOPERATION 2007, EXECUTIVE SEMINAR
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 01:37 PM CDT
209TH AFGHAN NATIONAL ARMY CORPS SOLDIERS BATTLE ENEMY FIGHTERS IN KANDAHAR
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 01:35 PM CDT
205TH ANA CORPS SOLDIERS DEFEAT ENEMY FIGHTERS IN ZABUL AND KANDAHAR
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 01:31 PM CDT
AIRPOWER SUMMARY FOR JUNE 12
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 01:29 PM CDT
TWO SUSPECTS DETAINED, WEAPONS CACHE FOUND IN BAGHDAD
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 01:27 PM CDT
SPARTANS DETAIN 24, ARREST THREE
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 01:26 PM CDT
IRAQI FORCES DETAIN 15 SUSPECTED TERRORISTS IN WESTERN MOSUL
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 01:22 PM CDT
AL-QAEDA MILITARY EMIR OF MOSUL KILLED
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 01:21 PM CDT
BOMB CELL TERRORISTS CAUGHT RED-HANDED
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 01:19 PM CDT
JOINT STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR RYAN C. CROCKE AND GENERAL DAVID PETRAEUS ON THE ATTACK ON THE ASKARI MOSQUE IN SAMARRA
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 05:52 AM CDT
ONE SECRET CELL TERRORIST KILLED, TWO DETAINED
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 05:47 AM CDT
THREE MILITANTS DETAINED IN KHOWST
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 05:46 AM CDT
COALITION, AFGHAN FORCES RETURN FIRE IN NAGARHAR
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 05:44 AM CDT
VBIED DAMAGES BRIDGE IN DIYALA
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 05:43 AM CDT
MORTAR ATTACK ON JOINT SECURITY STATION DAMAGES APARTMENT
Posted: 12 Jun 2007 07:40 AM CDT
AFGHAN HIGHWAY POLICE, COALITION FORCES REPEL ENEMY ATTACKERS IN KANDAHAR
Posted: 12 Jun 2007 07:38 AM CDT
IA, CF SOLDIERS ATTACKED IN BAQOUBA
Posted: 12 Jun 2007 07:36 AM CDT
VBIED ATTACKS IN TIKRIT
Posted: 12 Jun 2007 07:35 AM CDT
‘PATRIOTS’ UNCOVER CACHE, CAPTURE SUSPECTED TERRORIST IN WESTERN BAGHDAD
Posted: 12 Jun 2007 07:33 AM CDT
‘DRAGON’ SOLDIERS SEIZE, DESTROY BOMB FACTORY
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 05:13 AM CDT
WASHINGTON (AFPN) — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley awarded six Airmen the Air Force Combat Action Medal during a ceremony June 12 at the Air Force Memorial. These Airmen were the first in the Air Force to receive the new medal.
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 04:48 AM CDT
BAGHDAD — Baghdad soldiers seized a bomb-making factory, along with another large weapons cache while on patrol in the eastern portion of the Rashid District of the Iraqi capital June 11.
Posted: 12 Jun 2007 05:17 AM CDT
RAWAH, Iraq — There is an old saying, ‘All that is needed for evil to win, is for good men to stand by and do nothing.’ Marines like Lance Cpl. Marco N. Garces and Cpl. Diego A. Romero, like the rest of their battalion, refuse to stand by and do nothing.
Posted: 12 Jun 2007 05:07 AM CDT
BASRAH — The new UK Brigade Commander in southern Iraq, Brigadier James Bashall, delivered a powerful message to the Iraqi people June 5 aimed at reassuring them that he has their best interests at heart.
Posted: 12 Jun 2007 04:57 AM CDT
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Since opening its doors seven months ago, the Multinational Corps - Iraq Law Enforcement Forensics Laboratory has been enabling warfighters to track down criminals and insurgents throughout Iraq.
Posted: 12 Jun 2007 04:49 AM CDT
ADDIS, Ethiopia – The American Ambassador to Ethiopia, Honorable Donald Yamamoto paid a visit to the Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 (NMCB 133), Detachment Horn of Africa (HOA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Seabees in Addis Ababa have been tasked by the Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) to construct three concrete masonry unit (CMU) block structures for the Abiot Emerja Primary School.
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 10:26 AM CDT
AIRPOWER SUMMARY FOR JUNE 10
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 10:24 AM CDT
12 DETAINED IN COALITION RAIDS
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 10:21 AM CDT
STATEMENT FROM MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ CONDEMNING YESTERDAY’S BOMBING OF TIKRIT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BUILDING
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 10:11 AM CDT
AIRPOWER SUMMARY FOR JUNE 9
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 09:55 AM CDT
‘GOLDEN DRAGONS’ FOIL TRUCK BOMB ATTACK ON PATROL BASE
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 09:52 AM CDT
VIGILANT IPS PREVENT SVEST ATTACKS IN BAQOUBA
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 09:48 AM CDT
IRAQI SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES DETAIN INSURGENT COMMANDER IN BAGHDAD
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 09:45 AM CDT
SECURITY OPERATION NETS WEAPONS CACHE, SUSPECTS
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 09:36 AM CDT
ATTACK HELICOPTERS DESTROY AIF AMBUSH SITE
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 09:34 AM CDT
MND-B ATTACK AVIATION ASSETS DESTROY BUILDING CONTAINING HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVES SOUTH OF BAGHDAD
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 07:49 AM CDT
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Two Afghan National Army Air Corps Mi-17 “Hip” helicopters pilots, a crew chief and a flight engineer accompanied Chinook crews from Company B, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade on a recent re-supply mission to observe how the Army executes combat missions June 5.
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 05:47 AM CDT
IRAQI AND COALITION FORCES ATTACKED IN BAQUBAH
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 05:42 AM CDT
IRAQI FORCES BREAKUP TERRORIST CELL IN TIKRIT MULTI-NATIONAL CORPS
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 05:35 AM CDT
IRAQI ARMY FORCES DETAIN TWO INSURGENT LEADERS, NINE OTHER SUSPECTED INSURGENTS IN NORTHERN IRAQ
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 05:33 AM CDT
NATIONAL POLICE, COALITION FORCES INVESTIGATE MOSQUE ATTACK IN SOUTHWEST BAGHDAD
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 05:31 AM CDT
INDIRECT FIRE ATTACK ON THEATER INTERNMENT FACILITY AT BUCCA
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 05:29 AM CDT
CREDIBLE EVIDENCE LEADS TO ENEMY DEFEAT, WEAPONS DESTROYED
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 05:25 AM CDT
FIVE TERRORISTS KILLED, 11 DETAINED IN COALITION RAIDS
Posted: 11 Jun 2007 05:23 AM CDT
ONE SECRET CELL TERRORIST KILLED, THREE DETAINED
This yet another card of a character that has not graduated from the school of the sane.
From One News Now:
Republican presidential candidate Sam Brownback is denouncing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for implying that God supports embryo-destructive research.
House Democrats recently celebrated passage of a bill that would expand federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research (ESCR). On the House floor, Speaker Pelosi (D-California) described research on embryonic stem cells as “a gift from God” and “biblical in its power to cure.”
“You destroy life to get these embryonic stem cells,” the presidential hopeful notes. “It’s like she avoids that portion of the discussion; and on top of that, we’ve just had even another breakthrough where they’ve been able to reprogram skin cells to act like embryonic stem cells …. we don’t have to destroy human life.”
Exactly so, Sir!
Pelosi has called on President Bush to reconsider his plan to veto the measure, saying that “with his cruel veto pen” last year, the president “dashed the hopes of many for the healing potential of stem-cell research.”
Pelosi is a moron. Pelosi is a murderer. Perhaps she should be euthanized?
From a commenter at the site:
Nancy Pelosi continually demonstrates that she has a huge mouth and an infinitesimal brain. She is constantly backing out-of-date ideas and erroneous concepts that tear at the very fabric of American life. Sam Brownback readily recognized, as did many of us, the false concepts that Pelosi espoused. Stem-cell research has accomplished much - but not thru the use of embryos! So why is she pushing ESCR? To waste more taxpayer money on the wealthy big PHARMA!
What gives Speaker Pelosi the right to use our tax money to visit other nations and governments? That’s what we have a State Dept. for! “Speaker of the House” does not mean “I speak for the nation” but Pelosi thinks she has free rein.
Has there been some secret deal made someplace? My kids act this way from time to time.
From One News Now:
An immigration reform group says President Bush continues to refuse to listen to the American people. The organization is questioning why the president remains determined to pass what it considers a massive amnesty bill, despite the fact that it has already been soundly rejected by the American public.
We have all missed something here.
He is another one that doesn’t get it. As I have posted previously here, Trent Lott needs a refresher class on what the United States Constitution says about how government is to serve “We The People” and NOT the other way around. He was whining the other day at The People’s House as were several others how some of us rallied together to defeat the non-amnesty amnesty for ILLEGAL immigration bill.
From the NYSlimes:
Comments by Republican senators on Thursday suggested that they were feeling the heat from conservative critics of the bill, who object to provisions offering legal status. The Republican whip, Trent Lott of Mississippi, who supports the bill, said: “Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.”
There are several phrases I would love to place here but I would not want my family to know how low I can go with my vocabulary…small children may run across this one day and it just would not be appropriate. Suffice it to say that Lott can kiss my ass. Who in the hell does he think he is? Some moron that has no intention of bowing to the will of the MAJORITY of Americans? Moron.
Miss Beth, a contributing author to this blog, and maintains her own blog here, and is eventually and apparently migrating to here, sent me a link to a blog that I have become very fond of in a very short period of time. The site has some very “interesting” takes on several subjects.
On Lott’s oratory exposing his utter contempt for the American People, the owner of the blog afore mentioned has a special post:
- Trent Lott (R-Mexico)
Short, sweet and to the point. The American People do NOT want this non-amnesty amnesty travesty.
I have this same post over at my other blog at Townhall. I haven’t closed down the comments area like I had planned and I may not. Especially since I get comments such as the one I am going to transplant in a moment. It is an all-telling comment and is indicative of the backlash Lott and others are experiencing…and they don’t like it. Too bloody bad.
So here is the comment from Take Our Country Back:
sue writes: Monday, June, 18, 2007 8:17 PM THE WELFARE/REWARD IMMIGRATION BILL TO SENATOR LOTT:
**TODAY, I NOTED YOU WERE SUPPORTING PASSAGE OF THIS BILL !!.
I CAN NOT BELIEVE YOU ARE INVOLVED IN AN EFFORT TO PUSH THIS WELFARE/REWARD TO ILLEGAL’S
BILL! DO YOU NOT CARE THAT U.S. CITIZENS DO NOT WANT THIS BILL ??
WHY ARE YOU SCREWING THE TAXPAYERS? WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM ?
YOU ARE COMPLICIT IN THIS REWARD TO ILLEGALS & AGAINST THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY… IF THIS BILL PASSES, KNOW YOU WILL HAVE MADE THE DEMOCRATS (& YUK KENNEDY) AND MEXICO VERY HAPPY!
AND THE PEOPLE, YOU PRETEND TO SERVE, VERY UNHAPPY.
POLITICS ABOVE THE PEOPLE. YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN WHO YOU SERVE.
NOW YOU DO NOT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THIS FROM TALK RADIO ! OR THE CITIZENS ON THIS.???
YOUR PREFER SNEAKY BACKROOM DEALS OVER THE CITIZENS OF U.S. ???
YOU NEED TO RETIRE WITH YOUR EGO..
Go to Maggie’s Notebook…you won’t regret it; if you don’t go, you will.
Go figure. The Communist News Network has a propensity to prove itself inept in every possible and conceivable manner. Roughly 12 hours ago, some meat whistle in the CNN Election Center 2008 wrote a piece and is being touted as self-intellectual. The article has the usual “see we told you so” bullshit overtones. It has some good points within the article due to the fact that it quoted true conservatives.
This particular entry, the very last one, I call questionable. Knowing how The Captain’s Quarters is and knowing what it represents, I highly doubt the inference CNN emotes is true to form of the Captain’s Quarters.
Said Morrissey: “I think that they are going to continue to support him on the war on terror. As for the rest of it, they are looking for ways to reshape the party agenda going into the next election. That’s a nice way of saying they are going to consider him irrelevant.”
No, we don’t consider GWB a lame duck. We ARE disappointed in the Amnesty For Illegal Aliens Campaign he so adamantly espouses. We ARE disgruntled that the southern borders are not secure. We ARE angry that the Border Patrol, when performing their duties, go to jail for performing those duties.
The article I am ripping into here is entitled “Conservative bloggers in full revolt over immigration”. Now…see what I mean about the bullshit overtones? How wrong can CNN be on a constant basis? That which we are in “full revolt” over is the AMNESTY for ILLEGAL immigrants. CNN - get it right. You are acting like the incompetent Senator Reid.
Different conservative blogs have different pet issues — government transparency, federal judges, Fred Thompson, to name a few.
But no issue in recent memory has united conservative bloggers like the debate over immigration. Their frustration has culminated in a full-scale revolt against the Bush administration and a Senate bill that activists say does little to solve the country’s border security problems.
Again…it is ILLEGAL immigration. And yes, we all have our pet issues and one of mine is the Leftinistra Communist News Network that couldn’t get a story straight if a Jihadist was cutting their heads off.
President Bush’s pledge to support $4.4 billion in additional border security funds has breathed new life into the bill, but the drumbeat against the legislation shows no signs of quieting. (Watch how senators revived the immigration bill )
And where in the hell is this money coming from? Why, it will be collected from all those ILLEGAL aliens coming forward and “paying their fines”. WTF? LSD. Has to be. Somebody slipped LSD into the beverage dispensers in the White House and in the Halls of CONgress. That is the only viable explanation I can come up with. My friend Boaz has a different explanation and he may be correct…something about bugs.
It’s increasingly clear from Web postings and interviews with top conservative bloggers that the immigration bill has done serious damage to the president’s credibility among the conservative netroots, the grassroots bloggers on the Web.
Erick Erickson, managing editor of the popular conservative blog RedState.com, says he receives between 800 and 900 e-mails a day from readers, most of whom are “enraged” by the White House’s immigration efforts.
“Of all the issues the president has picked to make his hill to die on, he has picked the one that has divided his base,” said Erickson, who lives in Macon, Georgia. “I am shocked by the anger and outrage out there … You’ve got war against the president within the Republican party.”
When details of an immigration compromise were announced this spring, conservative bloggers were immediately incensed. Michelle Malkin labeled it “a White House betrayal.”
Another popular blogger, Hugh Hewitt, called the bill a “fiasco” and wrote: “this push for this bill is a disaster, Mr. President.”
OK. CNN gets a pass on that part. I beg to differ on a particular connotation but it is so minuscule it isn’t worth the effort.
Conservative bloggers make various arguments against the bill. Some say the bill grants amnesty to illegal immigrants who have already broken the law. Others say normalizing millions of new workers would depress wages and harm American workers.
Most conservative bloggers see border enforcement as the priority, an issue they say the president can enforce on his own without having to push a bill through Congress.
According to several top conservative bloggers, Bush simply has a credibility problem when it comes to border security.
OK. Here is where we part company with CNN. What is “The Why”? Glad you asked. It has something to do with American-Mexican relations and the United States having to ask Mexico if it is OK to protect our southern border. WTF is that all about? Who gives a rat’s ass what Mexico thinks? How do they address their illegal immigration problems? Morons. It also has something to do with the Compassionate Conservative part of GWB but no one has been able to tell me just what in the hell one of those is.
“The administration has not done anything to fix the border or the visa program,” said Ed Morrissey, the Minnesota-based founder of the blog Captain’s Quarters. “It’s a huge gap in national security. It’s been six years past 9/11 and the administration has done nothing to fix either one.”
Many bloggers said they are disappointed the president has pushed so hard for the immigration bill while letting the war and other issues conservatives care about fall by the wayside.
“The White House will go out and zealously promote Harriet Miers [the former White House counsel who Bush unsuccessfully nominated for the Supreme Court], defend [Attorney General] Alberto Gonzales, promote this bill, but will not take a firm stand on the war,” said Erickson. “I know people who are boiling with rage that the president has been beating up his own side over this bill but won’t take the bully pulpit to beat up Democrats over the war.”
BINGO. But the “BINGO” has been missed by CNN, as usual. CNN has “beat up” GWB about the GWOT and so have the Democrats. GWB had some makings of a “beat up the Democrats” over their bullshit about stabbing our troops in the back but it dwindled away. GWB should be now like he was right after 911, standing on that pile of rubble with the bullhorn in his hands. THAT is the GWB I voted for and NOT the illegal immigrant amnesty program.
Bush did little to help his relationship with bloggers on May 29, when he told a crowd in Glynco, Georgia, that critics of the immigration bill “don’t want to do what’s right for America.”
Kathryn Jean Lopez at the National Review asked, “Is the White House just not paying attention?”
The blog Ace of Spades HQ called Bush “incompetent” and “embarrassingly dimwitted” and urged him to retire.
LOL! I remember that! Anger will do that to folks. LOL!! I was “Rather” incensed as well and so stated that it was proof positive that the lifers in DC no longer represent “We The People”. They represent “We The Special Interest Groups” or “We The Anybody But We The People” groups. I still feel that way. Reviving the AMNESTY bill is more proof of that. The Democrats DESPERATELY want citizenship fir the ILLEGAL immigrants for the voter pool.
That guilt-trip tactic of GWB didn’t work. I have a message for GWB. If and when Harry Reid gives YOU kudos for this bill, it is time to step back and ponder that.
Blogs and anti-immigration organizations used the Web to tap into the growing discontent over the immigration bill, using the Internet to organize phone and fax campaigns to urge senators to vote against the bill. It was a plugged-in show of force that would have been beyond comprehension a decade ago.
“The support for this issue has always been there, but the Internet is the platform the issue has needed to become a force in American politics,” said David All, a Republican online strategist based in Washington.
When the bill was stymied by a procedural vote on June 7, the blogs claimed victory. A straw poll of conservative bloggers conducted by the Web site Right Wing News showed that 96 percent of bloggers surveyed were “pleased that the Senate immigration bill did not pass.”
Now that the bill is back for a second round in the Senate, Bush could have a difficult time making new friends online beyond a relative handful of the bill’s supporters.
“It will be very difficult for him to recover with conservative bloggers,” said Robert Bluey, director of the Center for Media & Public Policy at the Heritage Foundation. “When Bush is on to his next issue, I’m not sure if bloggers are going to be there to back him up.”
Which begs the question — is Bush a lame duck among bloggers?
On ILLEGAL immigration? You betcha! On the GWOT…we are behind that one.