Monday, March 31, 2008

Royal Marine Throws Himself on Grenade to Save His Mates

From the Telegraph:
His extraordinary courage, which could lead to a citation for the Victoria Cross, came after a tripwire booby-trap was stepped on during a nighttime mission outside the town of Sangin, Helmand province.

A live hand-grenade was released threatening to blow up L/Cpl Croucher, 24 and the rest of the patrol.

The marine shouted "grenade" and as his friends dived for cover L/Cpl Croucher lay with his back on the lethal device.
Lance Corporal Matt Croucher suffered a bloody nose, but was saved by his body armor. Of course, there's no way he could have known that.

Hat tip: Garduneh Mehr.

By the Sword

Coptic Priest Zakariya Boutrus explains how Islam gains converts - with regular swords and pork swords.

Previous: Six Million Muslims Convert to Christianity Each Year.

Hat tip: Julian.

Jeremiah Vs. the New York Times

When two repellent entities go at it, for whom do you cheer? In this case, maybe a cage match with hand grenades, or flame throwers at ten paces would settle the issue?

Time has reprinted a year-old letter from the Reverend Jeremiah Wright criticizing New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor's news story about Barack Obama's disinvitation of Wright from speaking at his candidancy announcement.

The Wright Rant is a tad strange for a couple of reasons.

First, as Captain Ed points out at Hot Air, Ms. Kantor somehow missed the invocations for God to damn America, the roosting of chickens a la Malcom X, and the accusation of a government-created AIDS virus designed to eliminate people of color.

Here's how Kantor deals with those messy issues:
"...the church is also more Afrocentric and politically active than standard black congregations."
Did she just not know about the radical black liberation theology Wright preached, or was she deliberately going easy on him?

The second strange, and rather chilling, aspect of Wright's letter is his preoccupation with Kantor's Jewish roots:
...a man [Obama] who understood that there were different branches of Judaism; a man who knew the difference between Hasidic Jews, Orthodox Jews, Conservative Jews and Reformed Jews...

When I told you, using one of your own Jewish stories from the Hebrew Bible as to how God asked Moses, “What is that in your hand?,” that Barack was like that when I met him...

I do not know why I thought The New York Times had actually repented and was going to exhibit a different kind of behavior.

Maybe it was my faith in the Jewish Holy Day of Roshashana...
I wonder if Jeremiah Wright has ever used the phrase, "Jew York Times," but I don't wonder much.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

What Kind of Closeminded Political Jackass Are You?

Take Donald J. Hagen's Political Satire Party Test and find out.

CIA Director: AQ Training Western-Looking Operatives

CIA Director Michael Hayden appeared on NBC's Meet the Press this morning and told host Tim Russert that al Qaeda is using the remote border area between Pakistan and Afghanistan to train new recruits, including operatives who could pass for Westerners:
"They are bringing operatives into that region for training; operatives that wouldn't attract your attention if they were going through the customs line at Dulles with you when you were coming back from overseas."
Since al Qaeda, or any other terrorist group, for that matter, could easily slip personnel across the US border with Mexico, there's an implication that these operatives might be used to once again attack using the American air transport system.

Good thing Transportation Security Administration airport security screeners are trained to view all people entering the secure area of the airport as potentially dangerous - a doctrine for which the screeners are often mocked by less knowledgeable air travellers.

Al-Sadr Asks For Truce, Tells Mahdi Army to Stand Down

Looks like Mookie's had enough.

The Iraqi Government is either hurting Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army badly, or al-Sadr wants to conserve forces for a later confrontation. Al-Sadr has ordered his gunmen off the streets.

From the Associated Press:
BAGHDAD (AP) - Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said Sunday that he was pulling his fighters off the streets nationwide and called on the government to stop raids against his followers and free them from prison.

The Iraqi government quickly welcomed al-Sadr's apparent move to resolve a widening conflict with his movement, sparked Tuesday by operations against his backers in the oil-rich southern city of Basra.

Al-Sadr's nine-point statement was issued by his headquarters in the holy city of Najaf and broadcast through loudspeakers on Shiite mosques. It said the first point was: "taking gunmen off the streets in Basra and elsewhere."

Why Allah is Cool With Men Boning Nine Year-Olds

Dr. Abd Al-Hamid Al-’Ubeid explains it all.

And there you have it. Pedophilia doesn't exist under sharia law.

Thanks to Dr. Rusty Shackleford of The Jawa Report.

Wacky Iranian Mullahcracy "Summons" Dutch Ambassador

The Iranians were upset about "300." Now they're upset about Fitna, the short film, created by a Dutch lawmaker, linking Quran quotations to Islamist terrorism.

The Iranians have summoned Dutch and European diplomats:
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned the Dutch ambassador on Sunday to protest against a film by a Dutch lawmaker that accuses the Koran of inciting violence, state radio said.

A senior diplomat from Slovenia, which holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, was also summoned, the radio said. The Netherlands is a member of the 27-nation bloc.
Nothing to worry about. As long as the diplos aren't theh ghey. Or valuable as hostages (Iran does have a history of kidnapping diplomats).

Graphic Beheading Video Sanctioned by YouTube

Content Warning: While the terrorist who posted this video on YouTube claims that "...I hid the beheading part..." he didn't do a very good job. Viewers can easily discern the murderers sawing at their victims' necks as blood flows freely. Then the severed heads are displayed for the camera.

The real question though, is how did this video get passed by YouTube's alleged review process without jihadi sympathizers working inside YouTube to grease the skids?

Update: YouTube finally got enough complaints to remove the video. Of course, they just took it down, they didn't explain how it passed their review process.

Sunday Funny

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Hollywood's Latest Anti-War Propaganda Flick 'DOA'

Whodathunkit? Americans will not go to theaters in droves to watch their soldiers depicted as whiny little bitches. "Stop-Loss" is going directly down the toilet without even circling the bowl.

And Paramount's stockholders should start asking some hard questions. Here's a quote from an anonymous (and clueless) studio source:
"No one wants to see Iraq war movies. No matter what we put out there in terms of great cast or trailers, people were completely turned off. It's a function of the marketplace not being ready to address this conflict in a dramatic way because the war itself is something that's unresolved yet. It's a shame because it's a good movie that's just ahead of its time."
Which really begs the question, if studio execs knew this, why did they waste so much money on a guaranteed flop?

Of course, the fact is that Hollywood has not yet released an "Iraq war movie." Stop-Loss and its ilk simply use the war as a backdrop for partisan attacks on the Bush administration in particular, and American culture in general.

If one of the Hollywood brainiacs decides to make an Iraq war movie focusing on the bravery and dedication of the average man or woman in Iraq, well, the wild success of "300" sent Hollywood a powerful message. It remains to be seen if anyone there was listening.

CNN Interviews Fitna Creator

Not quite the wild-eyed extremist Muslim-hater that some would have us believe.

Geert Wilders explains that it's the ideological aspects of Islam, not the religious, that are so dangerous to the civilized world in this CNN report.

Hat tip: Brad Thor.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Liveleak Caves to Muslim Intimidation

One day after hosting Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders' anti-Islam film Fitna, Anglo-American web video hosting service Liveleak has bowed to threats to their staff, completely validating Wilders' thesis that Islam is a religion of violence and pulled the controversial film.

Here is Liveleak's statement, posted on their front page:
Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature, and some ill informed reports from certain corners of the British media that could directly lead to the harm of some of our staff, has been left with no other choice but to remove Fitna from our servers.
This is a sad day for freedom of speech on the net but we have to place the safety and well being of our staff above all else. We would like to thank the thousands of people, from all backgrounds and religions, who gave us their support. They realised is a vehicle for many opinions and not just for the support of one.
Perhaps there is still hope that this situation may produce a discussion that could benefit and educate all of us as to how we can accept one anothers culture.
We stood for what we believe in, the ability to be heard, but in the end the price was too high.

YouTube Becoming Undhimmified?

Doubtful. More likely they have just bowed to the inevitable regarding the anti-Islam film Fitna (Arabic for "chaos" or "strife"), created and released by far-right Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders.

The YouTube "community" is infested with pro-jihadi propagandists, who have found a sympathetic home at YouTube. Organized "flagging" parties quickly get pro-Western videos moved into the "Confirm Birthdate" category, usually within a couple hours of the videos appearance on YouTube. Any excuse that the YouTube team subsequently can find to delete the counter-terrorist messages is seized upon immediately.

By contrast, gruesome pro-terrorist videos, clearly violating YouTube's stated terms of service, remain untouched by YouTube staffers month after month. This, even when the films are repeatedly flagged by pro-Western YouTube users.

So YouTube tried their standard tactics with Fitna. After uploading the first part of Wilders' video to my YouTube account I received this email from Youtube:
Dear Member:
After being flagged by members of the YouTube community and reviewed by YouTube staff, the video below has been removed due to its inappropriate nature.

Fitna Part One:

This is the second video removal notice for your account—if you receive one more, your account will be permanently disabled and all of your previously uploaded videos will be taken down.

Please refer to our Terms of Use, Community Guidelines, and the Help Center for more information on what video material is not permitted on YouTube.

- The YouTube Team
Then it seems, cooler heads prevailed (or calculated the PR implications):
[#257711448] Re: Video Removed: Inappropriate Content‏
From: YouTube Support (
You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as unsafe
Sent: Thu 3/27/08 8:36 PM

This email is to inform you that a warning notification you may have received regarding content removed from your account was sent in error.The content has not been removed and your account has not been penalized. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. Sincerely, The YouTube Team
There wasn't any confusion on my part, YouTube. You thought that your routine censorship of videos critical of Islamism would go pretty much unremarked, as usual.

Unfortunately for the dhimmis heading up YouTube, Wilders' Fitna seems to be an unstoppable force.

One of my co-bloggers, Howie at The Jawa Report, experienced the same when his YouTube account was suspended, then reinstated after he uploaded Fitna.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Fitna Movie Released on Liveleak

Throats must be slit and skulls must be shattered. That is the path to victory.

This is even more disturbing than I anticipated. Why? Because even Geert Wilders has excluded the most brutal and violent portions of the scenes depicted here.

Many thanks to best-selling novelist Brad Thor for alerting me to Fitna's release.

Man Raped by Wombat

And the hideous experience made the New Zealander speak Australian. Then he made the wombat a sammich.

NYT Writer: Why We Chose to Betray America

Subtitle: We Hate President Bush

That's not really the title of Eric Lichtblau's defiant apologia, of course, excerpted here at Slate, but it might as well be. This Slate article contains all the dishonesty (and some inadvertent candor) we've come to know and loathe from the Gray Lady each time she chooses to screw the US and endanger her citizens in an attempt to boost circulation.

This time it's the "warrantless wiretapping" story. Why does Lichtblau choose to refer to the NSA's electronic interceptions of potential terrorist communications with the archaic term "wiretapping?" Because it evokes an emotional response: trenchcoated G-men pulling their fedoras low while they sneak about from house to house fastening alligator clips to telephone lines.

Admitting that the NSA program does not actually listen in to millions of conversations, but focuses on communications between known and suspected terrorists and American citizens would be counter-productive to the Times goals: making money while electing liberal Democrats.

Lichtblau actually admits that dislike of Vice President Cheney affected the decision to expose the anti-terrorist program:
Dick Cheney had thought about coming to the meeting but figured his own tense relations with the newspaper might actually hinder the White House's efforts to stop publication. (He was probably right.)
This led Lichblau and his co-conspirators at the Times, who have after all, printed diagrams showing mujahideen exactly where to shoot Marines in order to defeat their body armor, to expose the program, rendering it worthless.

Ludicrously, Lichtblau justifies his culpability in this betrayal by pointing to the opportunistic political circus that has developed around the intercept program:
More than two years later, the Times' decision to publish the story—a decision that was once so controversial—has been largely overshadowed by all the other political and legal clamor surrounding President Bush's warrantless wiretapping program...
Amazing, isn't it? The New York Times version of "journalistic ethics" (please excuse the oxymoron) always leads them to do what will profit the NYT the most.

It's Karma, baby.

Saddam Bankrolled Dem Senators' Antiwar Trip

The phrase "useful idiots" springs to mind:
WASHINGTON (AP) - Saddam Hussein's intelligence agency secretly financed a trip to Iraq for three U.S. lawmakers during the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
The three anti-war Democrats made the trip in October 2002, while the Bush administration was trying to persuade Congress to authorize military action against Iraq. While traveling, they called for a diplomatic solution.
The likely recipients of Hussein's largesse:
The lawmakers are not named in the indictment but the dates correspond to a trip by Democratic Reps. Jim McDermott of Washington, David Bonior of Michigan and Mike Thompson of California.
They say they wouldn't have gone if they'd known who was footing the bill. They don't say why they didn't bother to find out who was footing the bill.

Update: The Blog, Edited by Michael Goldfarb reports that the congressional Dems were curiously incurious about who was funding their trip, and Jim McDermott, asked how it felt to be used as a propaganda stooge for Saddam said, "If being used means that we're highlighting the suffering of Iraqi children, or any children, then, yes, we don't mind being used."

So there.

Six Million Muslims Convert to Christianity Each Year

Many of them because of Coptic Christian priest Zakaria Botros, who makes a habit of publicly humiliating prominent ulema, Islamic theologians.

Botros brings up embarrassing aspects of sharia law, like the fact that Muslim men are permitted to have sex-slaves, and challenges the ulema to justify them. Their failure to do so is disturbing to many of the ummah. Deeply disturbing.

This National Review article discusses Botros' efforts in detail. And here Robert Spencer adds his own perspective at Jihad Watch.

Zakaria Botros, virtually unknown in the West, is rumored to have a five million dollar bounty on his head.

Hat tip: Julian.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Glenn Beck, Brad Thor Discuss Censorship of Anti-Islam Film 'Fitna'

Dutch politician Geert Wilders had planned to release his short film, critical of Islam, to an internet audience. Network Soutions, the Virginia-based company hosting Wilders' site has suspended his service unless he shares the movie with them first.

But Network Solutions denies pre-emptive censorship. Makes you wonder what color the sky is in their world. Network Solutions has provided internet hosting service to Islamic groups on the State Department's list of designated terrorist organizations.

Related: The Jawa Report: Radio Edition discusses the paranoia and violence inherent in the Islamic faith with Quran scholar Robert Spencer.

The Jawa Report: Radio Edition episode with Brad Thor is also here - scroll down for the February 26th show.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Yeah, That's the Ticket

From the first paragraph of Network Solutions' press release explaining why they have suspended the website of a Dutch politician, Geert Wilders, who plans to release a short film critical of Islam:
We have also requested to review the planned content prior to it being loaded onto the site to determine whether the content violates Network Solutions’ Acceptable Use Policy. We are still waiting to hear from our customer. In the interim, we have temporarily suspended the site.
And in the last paragraph, we have this:
Network Solutions is by no means taking any action to limit freedom of speech or to preemptively censor content.
Below: Network Solutions' new company icon.

Land of a Thousand Cowards

From the Minneapolis-St. Paul StarTribune:
A national tour featuring decorated veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan won't be stopping at Forest Lake Area High School today as planned, after school leaders abruptly canceled the visit.

Steve Massey, the school principal, said the decision to cancel was prompted by concerns that the event was becoming political rather than educational and therefore was not suitable for a public school.
Lesson for the kids to take home: Political correctness trumps the Constitution. Extra credit: The principal is a whining girlyman.

Update: Riehl World View looks at the principal's background.

There's Never a Sniper Around When You Need One

CBS tries to drive a stake through Hillary's heart:

Of course, since it's not even April yet, this too shall drop down the memory hole to lay next to Barack's crazy "uncle" Jeremiah Wright.

Monday, March 24, 2008

IED Attack on US Humvee

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sunday Funny

Friday, March 21, 2008

Kiowa OH-58 Exterminating Vermin

Cue Wagner, Die Valkurie.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Just Words

A McCain aide was suspended for promoting this video:

I could do without the Max Headroom tribute.

Remembering Grandma Again

One day when I was a little boy, I was taken over to my Grandma's trailer so she could babysit me for a while. Her little scottie dog Queenie ran around yapping and played fetch (sort of, Queenie didn't like giving things back once she got her teeth into them), but fifteen year-old mutt Wimpy just kind of lay there. And he was flatulent, too.

Grandma made a big batch of molasses cookies, which I have never particularly liked, sat me on a stool, and read me a story. Little Black Sambo. I know, the apologists say that the little boy is actually an Indian, otherwise, why would there be tigers? But c'mon, "Little Black Sambo?

That racist bitch. She might as well have taken me to a Klan rally.

Typical white person.

Democrat Infighting Continues

Barack Obama's wonderful magical mystery speech to deal with his Jeremiah problem gave Andrew Sullivan the vapors and made him boil in his pants.

But this portion of Obama's oration in defense of racist anti-Americanism:
On one end of the spectrum, we've heard the implication that my candidacy is somehow an exercise in affirmative action; that it's based solely on the desire of wide-eyed liberals to purchase racial reconciliation on the cheap. On the other end, we've heard my former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, use incendiary language to express views that have the potential not only to widen the racial divide, but views that denigrate both the greatness and the goodness of our nation, and that rightly offend white and black alike.
...has provoked Geraldine Ferraro to respond:
"To equate what I said with what this racist bigot has said from the pulpit is unbelievable," Ferraro said. "He gave a very good speech on race relations, but he did not address the fact that this man is up there spewing hatred."
Ouch. That's gonna leave a mark.


"...but I'm here to tell you the hero is a scared man that don't walk away..."

This should be easy for the anti-war left to mock. Some country-singing rube who doesn't have a clue.

Except this song is by Keni Thomas, who went down the rope with Chalk III in Mogadishu on October 3, 1993.

'New' Osama bin Laden 'Video' Released

Is Osama dead?

It's not really a video, just a static image with audio, and there is evidence that the audio itself is not fresh.

Thanks to The Jawa Report, which lays out a convincing case that bin Laden may be dead: while al Qaeda obviously felt pressure to get something out on the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, there is no video, and all of the "contemporary" references are to events from 2006.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Remembering Grandma

I remember visiting my grandma as a small child. She lived in a cozy little trailer with two dogs. Queenie was an energetic, even hyper, scots terrier. Wimpy was a small, elderly mixed breed. He never moved very fast.

One day I tried to pet Wimpy and he bit me. It didn't hurt, but I was really startled. Two of Wimpy's teeth fell out. Grandma laughed.

Thinking back on it, it occurs to me that Jim Crow sheriffs used to set dogs on people. Just like Grandma. That bitch.

Or maybe, since Grandma was nice, this means that the Jim Crow sheriffs were nice, too. Just misunderstood.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Jawa Report: Radio Edition For 3-18-08

Blog Talk Radio, that is.

Vinnie, Rusty, Stable Hand, Good Lieutenant, and Bluto (moi) will be on hand, beginning at 9PM ET.

Click Here to listen (link goes from archived show to LIVE at 9). The chat room will open shortly before the show begins.

Special: Last week we called self-loathing Jewish convert to Islam and jihad cheerleader Yousef al Khattab (aka Joseph Cohen). Tonight, we call the Taliban.

Gettin' All Up in God's Face

The Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama's pastor for twenty years, preaches "black liberation theology." That isn't merely a belief that Jesus was black, and that blacks are the true "chosen race." Most Americans wouldn't have a problem with that kind of faith tradition, whether or not they shared the beliefs. It's the hateful, racist aspects that stick in the craw.

Here, the pseudonymous AsiaTimes writer "Spengler" examines the beliefs of one of Wright's mentors:
Either God must do what we want him to do, or we must reject him, Cone maintains:

Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community ... Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love. [1]

In the black liberation theology taught by Wright, Cone and Hopkins, Jesus Christ is not for all men, but only for the oppressed:

In the New Testament, Jesus is not for all, but for the oppressed, the poor and unwanted of society, and against oppressors ... Either God is for black people in their fight for liberation and against the white oppressors, or he is not [Cone].
I think prudence dictates a less confrontational approach than the black liberation theologists take toward the Almighty, but that's just me.

Hat tip: larwyn

Monday, March 17, 2008

For Your Listening Pleasure

Theh ghey for Hillary.

Thanks to Schadenfreude.

Gobbling Knobs in Beijing

Gustatory adventurism from the Timesonline: "China's penis restaurant."
I’m visiting the Guo-li-zhuang restaurant, a specialist penis and testicle emporium that caters mainly to wealthy businessmen and Communist party officials (who, truth be told, are often one and the same).

It offers every conceivable John Thomas you could ever want, which probably isn’t very many. Nonetheless, the menu is both extensive and impressive.
Mmmm, now that's some good penis! Not too salty, with a nice musky taste and smooth texture. Slides right down the gullet. Can we have the recipe for that delicious sauce?

Obama's "Church" Writhes in the Sunlight

Just like any loathsome creature dragged out from under its rock and exposed to direct sunlight, the anti-American hate cult with which Barack and Michelle Obama have been associated for two decades (and have donated tens of thousands of dollars to) squirms in the light, trying to hide its true nature by crawling back under the rock.

From Politico:
Otis Moss III, the current pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, used his pulpit to defend his congregation and its past minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., from a wave of controversy stemming from inflammatory statements made by Wright.

"We have listened and watched as the wonderful work of our church has been vilified this week," he told about 3,000 congregants on Palm Sunday morning. "This week should be special for us because I guess we know a little something about crucifixion."
This might even be successful, if so many videos of Wright's racist, hatemongering "sermons" weren't available on the internet.

Oh look, here's one now.

Just words.

Jay at Stop the ACLU has more.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Be Afraid

Democratic operative and Obama supporter Donna Brazile on Barack's radical "spiritual advisor":
"Jeremiah Wright is one of the more moderate black preachers."

God help us all if she's right.

Sunday Funny

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Press Bias? What Press Bias?

Now here's an odd picture:

I could have sworn that Eliot Spitzer was a Democrat; they had it on the ballot and everything.

Of course, Agence France Presse wasn't really trying to fool readers into thinking that Spitzer is a Republican - the "(R)" means that he's standing on the right. Good thing they pointed that out, because Eliot and Silda are dead ringers for each other.

Thanks to LCBrendan of The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler.

Whore Fingers Associated Press...

...for wrongful use of her image.

From the Associated Press (lol):
NEW YORK - The lawyer for the call girl linked to the downfall of Gov. Eliot Spitzer lashed out at the media on Friday for thrusting the 22-year-old woman into the "public glare" without her consent and publishing revealing photos...

...Other media outlets, including The New York Times and The Associated Press, published other images that were from Dupre's MySpace page. The AP distributed three of those images, in one of which she is wearing a bikini, and issued a disclaimer authorizing the use of the photos only with reports or commentary on the Spitzer scandal. The photos were also restricted from commercial sale.
Is this the very same Associated Press that had their gigantic legal department viciously threaten blogger Brian Ledbetter to the point where he felt he had to remove all photos from his blog Snapped Shot?

Thanks to Jules Crittenden, who has more.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Hatemongering, Racist Minister Resigns From Obama Campaign

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., condemned racially charged sermons by his former pastor Friday and urged Americans not to reject his presidential campaign because of “guilt by association.”

Obama’s campaign announced that the minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., had left its spiritual advisory committee after videotapes of his sermons again ignited fierce debate in news accounts and political blogs.
When the "association" lasts twenty years, including marrying you and your wife and baptizing your kids, supplying the title for your book, and being your "spiritual advisor," the "guilt" is yours as much as his, Barack.

There's also little doubt that this creature would still be a part of the Obama campaign if those pesky videos of him spewing his bile hadn't hit the internet. A decent man would have told this hatemonger off and left his church, oh, about twenty years ago.

Nice try, though.

Jawas Take Down Fiftieth Taliban Website

News from Dr. Rusty Shackleford, Sith Lord of The Jawa Report:
In the epic struggle between the Taliban and the Jawa Report, let's pause for a moment and take stock:

Jawa 50+, Taliban 0

Ouch, sucks to be the Taliban. Just in case you didn't notice, the Taliban begged us to take on their latest official website. Completely and utterly PWND. They really don't learn.

Thanks to all for the complaints filed with various service providers and law enforcement agencies. You know what? The Taliban actually know who we are. Seriously. How does it feel to be part of that?
Read the rest here.

Some Hopeful Change

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

From Director Blue three pictures worth a million bucks:

Can you say, "quid pro quo?"

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Obama's Nutbag Pastor: 'God Damn America'

As opposed to "God Bless America." Very nice words to come out of a clergyman's mouth, especially one who claims to be Christian and not Wahhabi.

This is not good news for a candidate who makes a point of eschewing an American flag pin, has a Che Guevara-worshipping staffer, a wife who has rarely been proud to be an American, and likes to cup his balls during the National Anthem.

Here's a sample of the hatred spewed by Jeremiah Wright, the man who married Barack and Michelle Obama:
"The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people," he said in a 2003 sermon. "God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme."

In addition to damning America, he told his congregation on the Sunday after Sept. 11, 2001 that the United States had brought on al Qaeda's attacks because of its own terrorism.

"We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye," Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.

Barack's Spiritual Mentor Speaks His Mind

This is a sermon delivered by Barack Obama's pastor, Jeremiah Wright, at Trinity United Church of Christ.

May I please be as unprivileged and unrich as Mr. Obama, sir?

Photos of Spitzer's Expensive Paramour

Multiple sources are reporting that ex-Governor Eliot Spitzer's paid companion is an aspiring musician from New Jersy named Ashley Alexandra Dupre:
Late Wednesday, the New York Times Web site identified "Kristen" as 22-year-old Ashley Alexandra Dupre. A native of New Jersey, she lives in Manhattan's Flatiron District.

Dupre's attorney said she had been subpoenaed to testify in a grand jury investigation. She had not been charged.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Lonely Muji + sexy cow just begging for it = "Let's Get it on"

Come back here you tease.

Blinded by the White

With current Governor Eliot Spitzer reportedly ready to resign today, to be effective Monday, New Yorkers will be able to move on to a new Gubernatorial scandal.

As current Lieutenant Governor David Paterson takes the reins of Governor, this story should gain a bit more prominence.

Joseph Maioriello, who had performed his duties as a photographer for the state for twenty-six years was fired by Paterson for "poor performance." Paterson replaced Maioriello with an African-American woman. Maioriello claims that he was told the staffing change was due entirely to race.

Maioriello then filed suit against Paterson for wrongful termination. In a sworn deposition responding to the lawsuit, Paterson claimed that, because of his visual impairment, he wasn’t aware of either photographer’s race. Really. Paterson actually stated this in a sworn deposition.

But not to worry. There's a reasonable explanation. Paterson was just kidding:
Paterson's current chief of staff, Charles O'Byrne, yesterday dismissed the statement as a "Paterson quip, a joke."

"If you know anything about David Paterson, it's that he never used his blindness as an excuse for anything," said O'Byrne, who said he was in the room during the deposition.

But in a decision first reported by the New York Law Journal yesterday, US Northern District Court Judge Norman Mordue found it no laughing matter.

He rejected attempts by Senate Democrats to throw out the case, saying there is sufficient evidence "from which a jury could find that plaintiff was terminated so that Sen. Paterson could hire an African-American photographer in his place."
Brilliant. New York's next Governor likes to joke around while under oath.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

White Dog, Pink Dog, Can't We All Just Get Along?

From the Denver Post:
"We do it to promote awareness of breast cancer," said Douglas, 30, who has owned the large hair salon for three years. "Cici is a conversation piece. Customers come in and ask why the dog is pink. So we tell them about breast-cancer awareness, about the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and then we ask for a donation."
Okay, pink poodles aren't exactly my cup of tea, but I certainly respect the effort put in to benefit a worthy cause.

Unfortunately, the Humane Society of Boulder Valley doesn't:
Joy Douglas, owner of Zing Hair Salon at 1100 Spruce St., has received a $1,000 ticket from an animal-control officer for coloring her white poodle, Cici, pink by using organic beet juice.
Is the dog actually being mistreated? No, even the Humane Society admits the dog is in fine shape, other than being pink.

Maybe other dogs make fun of Cici? No, dogs don't have color vision.

Thanks to reader Neil C. Reinhardt.

The Jawa Report: Radio Edition Tonight

Blog Talk Radio, that is.

It's a sausage-fest tonight; the Jawa women are busy elsewhere.

Vinnie, Rusty, Howie, Ragnar, Good Lieutenant, and Bluto (moi) will be on hand, beginning at 9PM ET.

Click Here to listen (link goes from archived show to LIVE at 9). The chat room will open shortly before the show begins.

Special: Tonight, we call the Taliban. Rusty has the number of one of their spokesmen.

ACLU Supports Legalized Unregulated Prostitution

Crossposted from STACLU

Since New York Governor Eliot Spitzer brought the topic into the national discussion, I thought it would be interesting to dust off this oldy but goody. I know that some more libertarian leaning people actually agree with the ACLU on this, but I don't. It will be interesting to watch the debate in the comments.

Keep in mind that all laws are based on some moral code. That code isn't necessarily that of any one specific religion, but a reflection of the collective morals of the community and general public. It is my belief that issues like this one should be decided at the state level by the representatives of the people.

Also keep in mind that even in States where prostitution is legal it is regulated. The ACLU believe it should be unregulated. I think this is the most retarded and absolutist position that the ACLU has on this one. I don't know about you, but I don't want someone being pimped on the same corner my kid catches the school bus.

Not only have the ACLU argued before a federal appeals court that having a ban on federal funds to organizations that promote commercial sex work inhibits free speech, but they even advocate the legalization of unregulated prostitution themselves.

The ACLU's Policy 211 is straightforward. "The ACLU supports the decriminalization of prostitution and opposes state regulation of prostitution". They base their argument on several points, including that existing laws are discrimination against women, and the right of individual privacy. They argue that what two consenting adults in private do is their own business. However, when you also oppose zoning laws, and regulation you can hardly argue that prostitution is a private business.

As for it being a privacy issue, it seems a contradiction to me when they also state that the "public" solicitation of prostitution is "entitled to the protection of the First Amendment". "It's not just the bedroom that the ACLU wishes to make off-limits to public censure, but also the local street corner, presumably even if that corner is regularly used by school children crossing the street." Source

And what good would it do for women's rights to decriminalize this? One could argue that women should not be punished for their own exploitation. But how does decriminalizing pimps, buyers, procurers, brothels or other sex establishments offer any solution to this? Decriminalization would do nothing but expand the sex industry and send a message to society that it is acceptable. And a system unregulated would do nothing for women's health, and would only promote the spread disease.

They don't belive in zoning laws, and do believe in fully legalalized, and unregulated prostitution. So there wouldn't be any law that could keep a prostitution house from being a certain distance from your neighborhood, your Church, or your child's preschool. This is especially disturbing when they think child pornography distribution and possession should be legal, and fight for convicted child molesters to live across the street from elementary schools and parks.

This is just one of many in a very long list of extremist positions of the ACLU.

Apaches Vs. Subcompact

US Apache attack helicopters engage a sedan carrying four insurgents with 30mm fire. When two survivors run from the car, the Apaches destroy it with a hellfire missile, then take out the bridge under which the remaining insurgents have hidden.

Monday, March 10, 2008

One of Time's 'Heroes'

I wonder if Time magazine now regrets slobbering all over Spitzer to help him get elected?

NYS Governor Spitzer Linked to Prostitution Ring

Update: Out of the frying pan...

CBS and Fox are reporting that Spitzer will resign tonight at 7 PM ET. That moves Lieutenant Governor David Paterson into the top slot, the first African-American NYS Governor. Unfortunately, Paterson has some baggage of his own:
February 19, 2008 -- ALBANY - In a different type of blind justice, Lt. Gov. David Paterson insists race did not play a role in his decision to replace a white staff photographer with a black one because he doesn't see black and white - literally.

Paterson, in his sworn deposition in a lawsuit against him, claimed his blindness prevented him from knowing the race of either photographer when he made the staffing changes in 2003, when he was Senate minority leader.

Paterson has been legally blind since developing an infection in infancy that left him blind in one eye and with very limited sight in the other.

"Given my visual impairment, I did not know for certain the race of either," Paterson, the state's first black lieutenant governor, testified in the case.

Paterson's current chief of staff, Charles O'Byrne, yesterday dismissed the statement as a "Paterson quip, a joke."
The judge didn't see Paterson's sworn testimony as a joke.

Paterson is widely considered more liberal than Spitzer. Great. More liberal than the idiot who wanted to hand out NYS licenses to illegal aliens.


Holy crap. Forget the licenses for illegals controversy. First term Democrat New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer may be a whoremonger.

From the New York Times:
ALBANY - Gov. Eliot Spitzer has informed his most senior administration officials that he had been involved in a prostitution ring, an administration official said this morning...

...Just last week, federal prosecutors arrested four people in connection with an expensive prostitution operation. Administration officials would not say that this was the ring with which the governor had become involved.

But a person with knowledge of the governor’s role said that the person believes the governor is one of the men identified as clients in court papers.
And for you hypocrisy buffs, there's this:
Mr. Spitzer gained national attention when he served as attorney general with his relentless pursuit of Wall Street wrongdoing. As attorney general, he also had prosecuted at least two prostitution rings as head of the state’s organized crime task force.
Thank God Spitzer's a Democrat. Otherwise this revelation might adversely affect his career.

High Priests of Global Warming Demand Supreme Sacrifice

From the Washington Post:
The task of cutting greenhouse gas emissions enough to avert a dangerous rise in global temperatures may be far more difficult than previous research suggested, say scientists who have just published studies indicating that it would require the world to cease carbon emissions altogether within a matter of decades.
There you have it. All we really need is a nice cleansing plague to wipe the infection of human existence from our suffering planet. Perhaps a few suitably enlightened specimens of homo sapiens could be maintained in a carefully controlled environment.

The scientists are using computer models to come to their conclusions. Just like the scientists who warned us about Global Cooling in the 1970s.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Sunday Funny

Saturday, March 08, 2008

President Vetoes Latest Dem Scheme to Handcuff Anti-Terror Efforts

President Bush has vetoed a bill that would have prevented the CIA from making captured terrorists uncomfortable. We're talking mainly here about that favorite hippy street theatre pastime, waterboarding, the technique that became controversial once the DNC and the mainstream media saw a chance to make a little political hay with it.

Here's a video posted at Hot Air by Allahpundit in 2006. Fox reporter Steve Harrigan goes through three progressively more frightening stages of waterboarding.
"...the thing that really impressed my was just how quickly you can recover. I mean, they took me to the brink where I was ready to submit, tell them anything within minutes, and then just minutes later I was standing by the side of that pool feeling fine..."
Contrast Harrigan's account with the abject stupidity being pushed by the Left (Joe Gandelman really needs to change the name of his blog if he's going to keep this moonbat Mullen around):
In an act of abject cowardice, President Bush has vetoed a bipartisan bill prohibiting waterboarding and other Al Qaeda-esque interrogation techniques not in a public appearance surrouded by aides and supporters, but behind closed doors. The action was announced in his weekly radio address this morning, a favorite of sycophantic shut-ins.
Al Qaeda doesn't waterboard. Al Qaeda cuts off fingers and heads, puts victims on meathooks, blowtorches faces, crushes testicles, shoves barbed wire up rectums...

For American Journos, 'Mum' Would Have Been the Word

Glenn Greenwald, a man with whom I rarely agree, makes an excellent point about the fall of senior Obama advisor Samantha Power (she told a reporter that Hillary Clinton is "a monster"):
But the reporter who was interviewing her, Britain's Gerri Peev of The Scotsman, printed the comment anyway -- as she should have, because Peev had never agreed that any parts of the interview would be "off the record," and nobody has the right to demand unilaterally, and after the fact, that journalists keep their embarrassing remarks a secret.

It's extremely likely, though, that had Power been speaking to a typical reporter from the American establishment media, her request to keep her comments a secret would have been honored. In one of the ultimate paradoxes, for American journalists -- whose role in theory is to expose the secrets of the powerful -- secrecy is actually their central religious tenet, especially when it comes to dealing with the most powerful. Protecting, rather than exposing, the secrets of the powerful is the fuel of American journalism. That's how they maintain their access to and good relations with those in power.
In theory an American journalist would have done the same thing as the Scotsman reporter - printed Power's ill-considered remark.

In practice? Most American journalists would not have printed it unless Power worked for McCain. Greenwald is quite correct on "effect," if a bit shaky on "cause."

At the end of his piece, Greenwald tries to make the ridiculous case that the US Press favors the Right, but he's only pandering to the juvenile BDS sufferers who make up his Salon readership; Greenwald's main point, though, is spot on. The odds are long that an American reporter would have honored Power's request to keep the remark off the record.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Barack's Keystone Pols

Update: Samantha Power has been purged.

Barack Obama's "key foreign policy aide," Samantha Power, displays a breathtaking grasp of diplomacy and dealing with journalists:
"We f***** up in Ohio," she admitted. "In Ohio, they are obsessed and Hillary is going to town on it, because she knows Ohio's the only place they can win.

"She is a monster, too – that is off the record – she is stooping to anything," Ms Power said, hastily trying to withdraw her remark.
Hint: you have to get that "off the record" stuff established right up front, Dr. Power, the press can be funny that way (and by the way, does the Harvard professor actually eat with that mouth?).

"We f***** up in Ohio," refers to yet another idiotic stunt by an Obama adviser. Austan Goolsbee gave the old wink-wink, nudge-nudge to Canadian diplomats, concerned about Obama's NAFTA rhetoric. Goolsbee told them not to worry, it's just rhetoric, he doesn't really mean it.

Meanwhile, Obama senior adviser Susan Rice was busy making a campaign commercial for John McCain:

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Times Square Recruitment Station Target of IED

Times Square was disrupted in the wee hours this morning when someone detonated an improvised explosive device in front of a landmark Times Square recruiting station. Recruiters from all branches of the armed forces use the station.

From the Voice of America
A small explosive device damaged a military recruiting station in New York City's Times Square early Thursday.

Police say someone threw the device at the recruiting station several hours before dawn. The blast shattered a large portion of the building's front window, but no injuries were reported.
Not to jump the gun regarding this disgusting little bit of domestic terrorism, but:
The recruiting station is the site of regular anti-war protests, held since the start of the Iraq war in 2003.
I'm sure they support the troops, though.

Blogs of War Shut Down Jihadi Recruitment Site

Thanks to all the the readers who responded to this call to arms, the Lee Media jihadi recruitment site (using American servers) has been pwned.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Obama Mentioned on Captured FARC Hard Drive

Remember Raul Reyes, the FARC terrorist that Columbia killed the other day? Reyes' extermination has led Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez to threaten war by sending troops and tanks to the border.

Turns out Barack Obama is discussed on FARC computer equipment captured during the raid.

Gateway Pundit has the story, including this translation of FARC files:
6. The gringos will ask for an appointment with the minister to solicit him to communicate to us his interest in discussing these topics. They say that the new president of their country will be Obama and that they are interested in your compatriots. Obama will not support "Plan Colombia" nor will he sign the TLC (Colombian Free Trade agreement). Here we responded that we are interested in relations with all governments in equality of conditions and that in the case of the US it is required a public pronouncement expressing their interest in talking with the FARC given their eternal war against us.
Of course the MSM is all over this story, not.

Hat tip: larwyn

Nothing Shall Stay This Granny From Her Appointed Rounds

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

More Democrat Campaign Related Violence

Don't they know that violence never settles anything?:
The incident happened last Tuesday night (February 26) while the Hillary Clinton / Barack Obama debate was on television. According to the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office 40 year old Gregory Lynn Carter of Taylorsville is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
The "deadly weapon" was a baseball bat.

I'm shocked, shocked I tell you, that Obama's and Clinton's supporters can't behave in a civilized fashion. Doubly shocked at this outrage, coming on the heels of this shameful incident. I thought the inbred, racist, gun-totin' three-toothed conservative rubes were supposed to be the violent ones.

The Jawa Report: Radio Edition

Blog Talk Radio, that is.

Join us tonight as we discuss the issues of the day, or whatever has our knickers in a twist at the moment.

Vinnie, Rusty, Stablehand, Vicki No-Veil, and Bluto (moi) will be on hand, beginning at 9PM ET.

Click Here to listen (link goes from archived show to LIVE at 9). The chat room will open shortly before the show begins.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Cry Havoc, and Let Slip the Blogs of War: U.S. Companies Hosting Terror Supporters (HELP NEEDED!)


The Jawa Report and The Dread Pundit Bluto declare war on the jihad forum that recently brought you "Does this bomb vest make me look fat?" and "Beheading Suspected Supporters of the Afghan Government is fun". The forum is run by Taliban supporters in Pakistan, but its membership is a mixed group of Salafi e-jihadis and infidel fellow travelers who support anyone willing to kill an American.

We call upon all able bodied patriots to complain to the American service providers that allow this forum to operate. Service providers should be e-mailed, called, or faxed until they agree to stop facilitating the enemies of the United States of America.

The forum features at least two videos which clearly violate the webhost's Terms of Service (TOS) and arguably U.S. and International Law. A gruesome "exclusive" Lee-Media Taliban beheading video, images from which are too graphic to post here but which can be referenced at: Lee-Media: Taliban Behead Three "Spies". A second graphic video which begins with a Taliban terrorist being outfitted with a suicide vest; not shown on the short clip posted is the Taliban homicide bomber blowing up a vehicle.

In addition, the site routinely encourages the murder of civilians and the killing of U.S., NATO, Coalition, & Russian troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, & Chechnya. It also distributes al Qaeda propaganda.

The full details of the forum are at Internet Haganah. Highlights:
Description: Dedicated to the distribution or re-distribution of high-quality jihadi recruiting videos, with a particular focus on subtitling videos to make them accessible to audiences of expatriate Muslims living in Western countries (for example from Urdu to English, or Arabic to Turkish). This network is notable for the considerable effort they have made from the very beginning to hide their existence. They obviously have not succeeded, but we give them an "A" for effort....

Membership: By invitation only, so there are no "innocent" members and no deniability for the administrators. Core members are known to scour other, better known sites for talent which they then recruit to the LEE Network.
More details here.

Another specialty of the group is uploading Taliban murder videos which are sold in Pakistan's tribal areas but not officially released on the internet. They have become the de facto distribution network for Taliban propaganda not officially produced by the group's central Shura Council.

Frames from the video can be found here and might be sent to webhosts as evidence of what happens behind Lee-Media's closed forum doors. This suicide vest video can also be used. Service providers can also be directed to the Internet Haganah's detailed analysis of Lee-Media here.

Please, we need your help on this one. Spread the word and encourage every one you know to complain to the service providers listed below. In any letter or conversation you have with these service providers please let them know that Lee-Media violates the TOS (terms of service), encourages acts of violence against U.S. troops, and encourages terrorism.

Several service providers for Lee Media, many of which are in Burlington, MA, and seem to be companies owned or operated by Endurance International Group. =

Host/Registrar: Endurance International Group (Shared webhosting)
Burlington, MA
(866) 642-4678

Domain Admin:
Burlington, MA
(877) 476-9932

DNS/Registrar: Tucows, Inc.
Ontario, CA
Form contact.

The Fabulous Flying Muji Brothers

Stop the action at 9 seconds and you see what appears to be two terrorists flying through the air with the greatest of ease as this VBIED explodes prematurely.

No humans were harmed making this film.

Obama NAFTA Flap Gets Worse

Last Thursday, a report came out of Canada's CTV that an unidentified Obama staffer had assured Canada's ambassador to the US that Obama's NAFTA talk was so much hot air. Obama's camp declared the report "implausible," and the Canadian diplomats seemed to deny the report.

Now a memo has surfaced [emphasis added]:
"Noting anxiety among many U.S. domestic audiences about the U.S. economic outlook, Goolsbee candidly acknowledged the protectionist sentiment that has emerged, particularly in the Midwest, during the primary campaign. He cautioned that this messaging should not be taken out of context and should be viewed as more about political positioning than a clear articulation of policy plans."
"Goolsbee" is Obama adviser Austan Goolsbee, who says that memo-writer Joseph DeMora misinterpreted him, or quoted him out of context, or something.

Previous: Obama Camp to Canada: Pay Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Shocker: Chris Matthews Actually a Woman

Charlotte Allen, writing in the Washington Post:
I can't help it, but reading about such episodes of screaming, gushing and swooning makes me wonder whether women -- I should say, "we women," of course -- aren't the weaker sex after all. Or even the stupid sex, our brains permanently occluded by random emotions, psychosomatic flailings and distraction by the superficial. Women "are only children of a larger growth," wrote the 18th-century Earl of Chesterfield. Could he have been right?
Two weeks ago, I wrote about Matthews' gushing verbal ejaculation concerning the Messiah:
I have to tell you, you know, it's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. Me, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often. No, seriously. It's a dramatic event. He speaks about America in a way that has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with the feeling we have about our country. And that is an objective assessment.

Sunday Funny

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Start Practicing Your Eggwalk

Because this nonsense is going to continue, at least through November.

The normally level-headed Ann Althouse, at the prompting of a commenter, has discovered *gasp* a VICIOUS RACIAL EPITHET embedded in Hillary's "3 AM phone call" TV spot.

Here it is:

Are you shocked at the depravity? Who would have thought that such open racism could exist in a Democratic political campaign in the twenty-first century?

What do you mean you don't see it? Are you retarded? IT'S AS CLEAR AS DAY!

Here, try this one:

See, the "Good Night" pajamas on the kid have been DELIBERATELY MANIPULATED BY SINISTER FORCES within the RACIST Clinton campaign. It says, "NIG," and we all know what that means! No, really, it's not a "C," it's a "G." Honestly, and it only takes a fraction of a second for your brain to subconciously note the lettering on the pajamas, realize that the pajamas are printed all over with the phrase "Good Night," thus allowing your brain to understand that what appears to be a letter fragment, possibly a "C," is actually a "G," the first three letters in "Nigger," and, as we all know, Obama is half African-American, so, OMG...OMG...OMG...HILLARY IS A RACIST!!!!!!!

Just wait until the Loony Left gets McCain alone in their sights.

Assmaggot of the Year

From zombietime, everything you need to know about the soul-cancer that is Berkeley:

Thanks to little green footballs via The Jawa Report.