Sunday, April 30, 2006

Blog Hack-Attack

Michelle Malkin states that a recent problem in the blogosphere was due to hacking and it's source was Saudi Arabia:

lindasog says it best:

In their never ending quest for global dominance and the destruction of all we hold near and dear, terrorists attacked the blogosphere yesterday.

The attack originated in Saudi Arabia, and spread internationally. After a few hours, we came back on-line, only to suffer
a second attack later in the day.

These attacks are nothing but a continuation of the muslim Cartoon Wars and they serve to highlight what has been obvious to many for years: islam is the world leader in the suppression of free speech, as well as the world leader in the suppression of human rights. islam is the world leader in hypocrisy. islam is the number one cause of suffering in this world. islam is the number one cause of war, death and destruction. islamists contribute nothing to the world population, other than murder, mayhem, death and destruction.

Islamic websites dedicated to spreading hatred, encouraging murder, mayhem, death and destruction via every medium known to man, including the written word and yes, cartoons, number in the millions. Islamic sites that depict Jews, Americans, and Christians as monkeys and pigs, covered in the supposed blood of muslims, are used to recruit murder in the name of islam.

The appearance of one cartoon, depicting the so called spiritual leader of islam wearing a bomb on his head, and muslims subject the rest of the world to riots, destruction of property and murder of innocent people. What a bunch of _____ (expletive reluctantly deleted) hypocrites.

Nothing less than the death or enslavement of every single human being on the face of this earth will ever satisfy islamists. We are at war, and it is a war against islam. A war of good against evil. With the Grace of G-d, islam will be defeated and mohammed's followers will join him in hell. I hope its hot enough.

This is mohammed, the prophet of doom. Evil leader of the death cult known as islam. Killer and rapist. Child molester. His followers seek to destroy our world. May he rot in hell, along with all those who follow in his footsteps.

I am an American and I am a Jew; and I will not be silenced.

I wish she wouldn't hold back when she writes. She should just speak her mind.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Gardening Tip #1

Here is an easy and cheap way to protect young tomato plants and other seedlings from rabbits and other garden pests. It also provides protection from wind and concentrates the heat from the sun in early spring.

Simply cut the top and bottom from a plastic milk container. As you see, a stick is placed through what used to be the handle and a second stick is placed opposite to the first. They adequately hold the milk carton in place.

When the plant outgrows the container it is no longer appetizing to the rabbits and they will leave it alone.
Loose Change... Loose Screws

Logging onto AOL this morning, I was greeted by the usual annoying welcome screen. From AOL news there was a story named "Conspiracy Film Rewrites 9/11." Based on the theory that the American government orchestrated the events of that day, Loose Change takes what it calls unanswered questions and turns them into a conspiracy movie that suggests, among other things, that the Pentagon was hit by a missile launched by the military. Evidently this film can be downloaded on the internet and is being shown all over this country and around the world.

Made by (Korey) Rowe and friend Dylan Avery, 22, from Oneonta, N.Y., on a laptop computer for less than $10,000, the film contrasts sharply with United 93, a film opening Friday that portrays the struggle for the jetliner that crashed in Shanksville, Pa.

Internet chat rooms are full of promos for screenings of Loose Change in such locales as the Santa Cruz Veterans Memorial Building in California; the Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec; Graz, Austria; and a theater in London's Soho district.

"It's been breaking like nobody's business the last two months," says (Gypsy) Taub, 36, who is sponsoring a showing Tuesday night in Oakland. "It's all over the place."

The makers of the film, in the tradition of the anti-war crowd and liberals in general, don't let facts get in the way of their political agenda.

Among the assertions in Loose Change is that a missile hit the Pentagon even though eyewitnesses saw the jet, numerous pieces of wreckage were found including the flight recorder, and those on the flight and in its path at the Pentagon are dead.

There is also the claim that because jet fuel burns at up to 1,500 degrees and steel melts at 2,750 degrees, the World Trade Center's infrastructure could not have been brought down by the airliners. However, as reported by the Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, steel loses 50% of its strength at 1,200 degrees, enough for a failure.

"The only thing they (the filmmakers) seem to have gotten right about the Sept. 11 attacks is the date when they occurred," says Debra Burlingame, whose brother was the pilot of American Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon.

After perusing this story, AOL offers the reader the opportunity to express his opinion and here are the results:

What do you think of 9/11 conspiracy theories?
They're outrageous: 70%
They're valid: 30%
Total Votes: 2,896

30%... 30% ? Let's just say for argument that 5% are stupid people that can barely manage to log onto the internet and vote in this survey. That would leave 25% who are likely Democrats that hate President Bush so much that they are willing to trash the legacy and heroics of countless fallen Americans and scrap the truth surrounding that pivotal day in our country's history... just because they can.

Oh, and by the way, Barbara Olsen has turned up alive in Europe:

Germany--September 22, and American intelligence agents have arrested Barbara Olson, the wife of a former Bush administration official, a few days ago on the Polish-German border, according to agents close to and with knowledge of the incident.
The alleged 9.11 Pentagon crash victim was found to be in possession of millions in fake InterBank Italian lira currency, according to the agents.

How nice for Ted.

I don't think we can summon enough disdain and criticism for these pathetic and mean individuals that reject truth and make a sick joke of themselves the presence of the honor and heroics that have expressed themselves in the war on terror.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Jose' Can You See... That You're Insulting Us?

Well I've heard the Illegal Alien National Anthem. So it's come to that has it? Spanish speaking criminals bastardizing the lyrics that have accompanied so many of our finest into war and to their deaths? How dare they? Who do they think they are?

And they have plans to march and boycott work on Monday, hoping to shut down American cities?

That's just about enough for me. I refuse to accept the honor of becoming the northern suburbs of Mexico. I want a list of companies and products that support illegal immigration and hire criminals. I can manage without them and their products.

I want a list of the Washington wussies that take anything less than a hard line on this issue. I simply will not support any candidate that flirts with amnesty. I will not vote for any candidate that will not cast his support behind kicking these illegals out of my English-speaking country, and building a wall to keep them out.

If your business does business in Spanish... then you've lost my business.

I don't go to movies with Salma Hayek or Antonio Banderas.

Taco Bell? I won't go there.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

For Those Who Like Their Bugs Big

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Residents of Southern California have reported record numbers of uninvited guests invading their neighborhoods and homes this spring. The visitors are a rare species of praying mantis indigenous to Mexico and whose northern range, until this year, had not reached Mexico's border with California. Emergency Rooms throughout the region report a heavy influx of patients with symptoms that range from mild dermatitis to bites that require butterfly enclosures and antibiotics.

Chief Entomologist Clarence Biddle stated in a news conference at the CISRFB, "Most of these bites happen at night when the mantis seeks warmth and ends up crawling between the sheets of the victim's bed. However office workers are also at risk as these insects often hide on the underside of computer desks where they can benefit from the warmth of the computer."

Biddle, who has served at the Institute since its inception in 1982, feels that the appearance of this insect is a product both of climate change and the increased use of certain pesticides south of the border. "This species may become a permanent fixture in the southwest, which is particularly disturbing because it's such a nasty critter. I've been studying insects all my adult life and this one really creeps me out."

Officials at the CISRFB (California Institute for the Study of Really Frightening Bugs) feel that the appearance of this praying mantis in California may have more far-reaching consequences than the Canadian Cockroach Migration of 1939 which devastated the agricultural industry of upstate New York.

Am I concerned about these developments? To be sure. I have a good friend in California and I just hope this news doesn't give her the "willies" every time she sits at her desk or crawls into bed. No one wants that.

CIA Leaks

On April 20th Mary McCarthy, a top CIA employee, was fired for leaking classified information to the Washington Post. Maybe she didn't know there was a law against that. CIA director Porter Goss has started an investigation using polygraph examinations (including one on himself) to see if anyone else has a strange idea about how he is to do his job... and keep the government's secrets.

Kenneth R. Timmerman writes for Front Page Mag:

One thing is certain: the firing of Mary McCarthy is far from the end of this drama, which began with the forced departures in the weeks after Goss arrived at CIA of top managers and covert operators who had profound political disagreements with the new Director and with the Bush administration.

For the ideological divide currently paralyzing our intelligence community runs deep and is not limited to CIA or State Department analysts. It involves top officials, who believe they have a moral “duty” to prevent the President of the United States from executing policies with which they disagree.

I call this sabotage.

I would call it treason, but I've always had a penchant for the dramatic, and cannot be trusted in these matters.

Timmerman continues:

Some in Congress are attempting to encourage the leakers and to intimidate those who keep secrets, by threatening legal action against intelligence officers who fail to inform Congress of clandestine operations.

This is how far we have come in Year Five of the War on Terror.

Members of the United States Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives do not seem to agree with the president of the United States that our nation is at war, and that war requires a vigorous intelligence establishment, willing to take risks to protect the nation. Instead, they are seeking to bend the law and enhance their own powers, to intimidate intelligence officers out of doing their jobs.

This, too, is sabotage.

McCarthy and liberals in Congress have strange notions about how they should conduct themselves in a time of war. They just don't seem to appreciate the need to protect secrets (or the citizenry for that matter) when wild-eyed religious basket-cases are seeking to blow us all into little tiny bits and pieces. Somehow that fails to make their list of urgent concerns, or their list of "things to do" while they are busily fiddling about, slandering our kids in the military, sliming the intelligence community, and generally hamstringing the President in his efforts to keep us safe and conduct the war.

In moments of quiet repose, I sometimes fancy that these tireless public servants are not well suited to run the our government in perilous times. But that's just me.
Bryan Alexander's Immigration Plan

Sometimes the best plans for the country originate far from Washington. Above all the blather I've heard about the immigration problem and how to fix it, Bryan Alexander's post strikes me as the most cogent, fair, and realistic plan to bring about a resolution to this tremendous challenge.

If you missed it, take a couple minutes to read through it. It's worth your time.
You'll find it here:
Neil Young Should... Pack It In And Buy A Pick-Up

Harvest was, in my opinion, one of the greatest albums of my youth. Young was political back then with his songs about the war and about discrimination in the South, among other things. He is now a walking anachronism, a relic of some long forgotten idea or lifestyle that just wasn't a realistic plan for living. But then I suppose Neil decided he would rather burn out than fade away, or maybe he is still searching for a heart of gold, and of course, getting old.

I'm done now.

Anyway, here is his new song which will be loved by all the anti-war, anti-Bush nuts out there.

"Lets Impeach the President" sung to the tune of I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts...

Let's impeach the president for lying
And leading our country into war
Abusing all the power that we gave him
And shipping all our money out the door
He's the man who hired all the criminals
The White House shadows who hide behind closed doors
And bend the facts to fit with their new stories

Of why we have to send our men to war

Let's impeach the president for spying
On citizens inside their own homes
Breaking every law in the country
By tapping our computers and telephones
What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees
Would New Orleans have been safer that way
Sheltered by our government's protection
Or was someone just not home that day?

Let's impeach the president
For hijacking our religion and using it to get elected
Dividing our country into colors
And still leaving black people neglected
Thank god he's racking down on steroids
Since he sold his old baseball team
There's lot of people looking at big trouble
But of course the president is clean
Thank God

I hope I don't hurt myself rushing out to buy this work of art.

Most Americans aren't interested in wasting the country's time on impeachment proceedings, so this silly song may actually help the President and Republicans in general, reminding the public just how far away from the road the Democrats have chosen to frolic.

And as for Neil Young, I'm not the first to say, "A southern man don't need him around, anyhow..."

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Dem Film Trashes Giuliani

In the Democrat tradition of letting no good man go un-smeared, a film maker in New York has prepared a hit piece against the former mayor of the Big Apple.

Premiering next month, "Giuliani Time" turns a critical lens on the former mayor's controversial tenure in New York before his reassuring leadership in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks elevated his reputation.

Blogger's note: controversial... Democrat patois for "successful" when referring to a Republican.

Giuliani, who served two terms as mayor from 1994 to 2002, is depicted as a Machiavellian hothead who allowed police to trample civil liberties - particularly those of blacks, artists and welfare recipients - in the name of maintaining public order.

Among other things, the film suggests Giuliani was obsessed with ridding the city of "squeegee men" - homeless people who wash drivers' windshields and demand payment - but cared little about reducing poverty or creating jobs.

Giuliani spokeswoman Sunny Mindel defended the former mayor.

"He is recognized as the mayor who led the city from being described as ungovernable to being an international symbol of urban renaissance," Mindel said. "Why? Because of the unprecedented record reductions in taxes, homicides and welfare numbers and the improvement in the quality of life for all New Yorkers."

And here lies the need for the film. He reduced taxes? He reduced welfare numbers? He improved the quality of life in New York? Who is this sick spawn of Satan?

"It'll make people realize he's not a liberal," said Fred Siegel, a Giuliani biographer and professor at Cooper Union. "And they'll ask, `So when is reducing crime, getting rid of squeegee guys and getting people off welfare a bad thing?"'

"The biggest beneficiaries of Giuliani's policies were residents of the poorest neighborhoods," Siegel said. "Under Giuliani, crime in those neighborhoods went down and property values went up. Why isn't that an accomplishment?"

Let me help you Fred. When years of liberal politics turn a city into a hell-hole, and then a tough minded Republican fixes it, then it must be interpreted as a "bad thing." It must be meanness. It must be unfair. It has to be that way, Fred.

This film will be so easy to debunk, that it was probably a waste of your time for me to mention it here. So go on back to whatever you were doing.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Driving and Heating Your Home

Only drilling will tell. The geologic indicators are very favorable for the presence of significant oil and gas resources in ANWR, but the limited data means that there is a high level of uncertainty about how much oil and gas may be present. Consequently, current estimates represent the best scientific guesses. However, most geologists agree that the potential is on the order of billions of barrels of recoverable oil and trillions of cubic feet of recoverable gas and that these resources may rival or exceed the initial reserves at Prudhoe Bay. The validity of these estimates can be proved only by drilling exploratory wells. Authorization for exploration must be given by Congress and the President.
In 1996 the North Slope oil fields produced about 1.5 million barrels of oil per day, or approximately 25 percent of the U.S. domestic production. However, Prudhoe Bay, which accounts for over half of North Slope production, began its decline in 1988, and no new fields have yet been discovered with the potential to compensate for that decline.

This is the kind of thing I think about when I fill my gas tank and when I write that check to Duke Energy for using their natural gas. The Democrats need to explain to the American people why staying out of ANWR is more important than American families having more money to buy clothes, feed children... stuff like that. They need to tell us why pleasing environmentalist extremists (and political contributors) is more important than the budgets of those American families.

I would mention that I'd also like to know why, at a time when Americans are struggling with gasoline prices, we are not allowed to drill off the east and west coasts, but I don't have a map for that.

The "Coastal Plain of ANWR is that little yellow section of the map above.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Lindasog Deals Some Facts

Here are some facts from and the LA Times:

1. L.A. County has 10 million people. 40% of all workers in L.A. County are working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants, working without a green card.

2. Of the 10 million people in L.A. County, 5.1 million people speak English. 3.9 million speak only Spanish.

3. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.

4. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.

5. Over two-thirds of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal whose births were paid for by taxpayers.

6. Nearly 25% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.

7. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.

8. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.

9. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.

10. 21 radio stations in L.A. are Spanish language only.

More from lindasog:

1. Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops but 36% are on welfare.

2. Over 70% of the United States annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida, and New York) results from immigration.

3. The United States receives more immigrants every year than the rest of the world combined.

4. The cost of immigration to the American taxpayer in 1997 was a NET (after subtracting taxes immigrants pay) $70 BILLION a year [Professor Donald Huddle, Rice University].

5. The lifetime fiscal impact (taxes paid minus services used) for the average adult Mexican immigrant is a NEGATIVE.

6. 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.
Peter Heck on the 9th Circuit

Mr Heck bludgeons the judicial activist liberal Left here:

A must read.
The United Church of Christ Add Campaign

By now surely everyone has seen the commercial for the United Church of Christ where people are ejected (via ejection seats) from the church because they are for whatever reason unacceptable. This includes two gay men as one puts his arm around the other.

This is the same "Church" organization that produced Reverend Barry W. Lynn of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. Go figure.

Their motto is, "God doesn't reject people. Neither do we."

I would prefer that they'd chosen, "We don't obey God. Why should you?" But they didn't ask me.

My Church doesn't reject people either, but they also preach the truth regardless of the popular and fashionable culture of the day. We just can't bring ourselves to delete the word "repent" from our Bibles.

Regardless of their political stance... Their rewriting of scripture... Their remaking of God... They may serve a purpose. The UCC may be a first step for many people who are desperately in need of a savior.

It's something to pray about.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Middle East Abuse of Women, Little Boys and Girls, Part II

Here is more documentation of pederasty (in common parlance- buggering) in Muslim culture. (from Janice)

This is on a par with what the Israelites found (and archaeologists have unearthed) among the people who populated the Promised Land. And let's see... What were God's instructions?

Find it here:

Part I:

The abuse of women and children happens in this country, but it is covert and illegal. For it to be culturally and religiously accepted is reminiscent of the Bronze Age... of Sodom and Gommorah. Wherever it exists it should be exposed... even at the sacrifice of our precious political correctness.

Note: If anyone has or knows of documentation that questions or refutes this disturbing information please post it in the comment section. Bearing false witness is not my desire or intent.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Peter Heck on Global Warming

Remember when the Bush administration was trying to silence the scientists at NASA about global warming? Hmm?
Mr Heck has a different take. You'll find it here:
Joltin' Joe

This Joltin' Joe is Jewish, not Italian. But like DiMaggio he stands at the plate with his eye on the ball.

Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut told the Jerusalem Post:

"I think the only justifiable use of military power would be an attempt to deter the development of their nuclear program if we felt there was no other way to do it."

Lieberman said he uses the word "deter" because it's doubtful that even an extensive air assault could eliminate all of Iran's nuclear facilities, many of which are buried underground.

The goal of such an attack, he explained, would be to "delay" Iran's nuclear program, hoping that "by the time they catch up back to where they were, there's been a change in the government. That's the limited objective that I would see."

(This man is definitely a Roosevelt Democrat. If his party was led by men such as himself it wouldn't need the kooks' money and the mainstream media to get elected.)

John Negroponte, U.S. National Intelligence Director, thinks Iran would likely obtain nuclear weapons long before they had the ability to create their own. And where would they come from? Russian black market? North Korea? All it would take would be for the current government in Pakistan to be toppled, and for that country to become a radical Muslim theocracy, for there to be a supply of nukes passed around in the Middle East.

It's a dangerous world, and maintaining our security may some day involve regarding "threats" as an act of war... and striking mercilessly while we still have a demonstrable advantage. It is no time to become weak by electing defeatist, multiculturalist Democrats to Congress.

But maybe we should keep Joltin' Joe Lieberman.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Sexuality and the Middle East

This is from a Front Page Mag article from October 2001 by Jamie Glazov titled, "The Sexual Rage Behind Islamic Terror."

Throughout the Islamic Middle East, men and women are taught to be vehemently opposed to pleasure, especially of the sexual variety. Men are raised not only forbidden to touch women, but to even look at them. Sex before marriage is not just a sin -- but a criminal offence. It is punishable by a severe beating at best, and an execution at worst.

The sexual privileges that are allowed in Islamic cultures are permitted to men. Women’s sexuality and social independence represent major threats to male supremacy and are tightly controlled. A deep-seated fear of, and hostility to, individuality prevails, and its main expression exists in misogyny.

Socially segregated from women, Arab men succumb to homosexual behavior. But, interestingly enough, there is no word for "homosexual" in their culture in the modern Western sense. That is because having sex with boys, or with effeminate men, is seen as a social norm. Males serve as available substitutes for unavailable women. The male who does the penetrating, meanwhile, is not emasculated any more than if he had sex with a wife. The male who is penetrated is emasculated. The boy, however, is not, since it is rationalized that he is not yet a man.

In this culture, males sexually penetrating males becomes a manifestation of male power, conferring a status of hyper-masculinity. It is considered to have nothing to do with homosexuality. An unmarried man who has sex with boys is simply doing what men do. As the scholar Bruce Dunne has demonstrated, sex in Islamic societies is not about mutuality between partners, but about the adult male's achievement of pleasure through violent domination.

There is silence around this issue. It is the silence that legitimizes sexual violence against women, such as honor crimes and female circumcision. It is also the silence that forces victimized Arab boys into invisibility. Even though the society does not see their sexual exploitation as being humiliating, the psychological and emotional scars that result from their subordination, powerlessness and humiliation is a given. Traumatized by the violation of their dignity and manliness, they spend the rest of their lives trying to get it back.

It is excruciating to imagine the sexual confusion, humiliation, and repression that evolve in the mindsets of males in this culture. But it is no surprise that many of these males find their only avenue for gratification in the act of humiliating the foreign "enemy," whose masculinity must be violated at all costs – as theirs once was.

This is the first I've heard of such things happening in the Middle East and I would question the article's veracity had I found it somewhere other than at Front Page Mag. I think this explains the treatment of Muslim women and also explains a good deal about the rising occurence of rape in European countries of western women by Muslim youth.

From May 3, 2004, Phyllis Chesler writes for Front Page Mag:

So a crucial question must be asked: from a psychological and anthropological point of view, what kind of culture produces human bombs, glorifies mass murderers, and supports humiliation-based revenge?

According to Minnesota based psychoanalyst and Arabist, Dr. Nancy Kobrin, it is a culture in which shame and honor play decisive roles and in which the debasement of women is paramount. In an utterly fascinating and as-yet unpublished book, which I will be introducing, the Sheik's New Clothes: the Psychoanalytic Roots of Islamic Suicide Terrorism, Kobrin, and her Israeli co-author, counter-terrorism expert Yoram Schweitzer, describe barbarous family and clan dynamics in which children, both boys and girls, are routinely orally and anally raped by male relatives; infant males are sometimes sadistically over-stimulated by being masturbated; boys between the ages of 7-12 are publicly and traumatically circumcised; many girls are clitoridectomized; and women are seen as the source of all shame and dishonor and treated accordingly: very, very badly.

According to Dr. Kobrin, "The little girl lives her life under a communal death threat--the honor killing." Both male and female infants and children are brought up by mothers (who are debased and traumatized women). As such, all children are forever psychologically "contaminated" by the humiliated yet all-powerful mother.

Clearly, only evolution of democracy and the elevation of women can begin to change such dynamics. Western feminists, American leaders: Please note. Alas, historically and theologically, Arab and Muslim culture strongly opposes both democracy and equality for women. This is why the battles to liberate Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East are so important and so very difficult.

Chesler goes on to tell of a former Palestinian terrorist, now Christian, named Walid Shoebat:

Shoebat confirmed the widespread sexual abuse of both boys and girls in Palestinian society. "It is a strange society. Homosexuality is forbidden but if you're the penetrator, not the penetrated, it's okay." He is describing prison sexuality. "If you're a teenage boy with no hair on your legs other boys your age will pinch your butt and tease you ... And once, on a hiking trip, I saw a line of shepherd boys waiting for their turn to sodomize a five year old boy. It was unbelievable."

Shoebat's father also told him stories about starving Arab men who would barter sex for meat from Iraqi soldiers. According to Shoebat, teenage boys prey upon younger children; older male relatives prey upon pre-adolescent and adolescent boys and girls. They do not have intercourse with the girls since this would render them un-marriageable and bring shame upon their families. I heard many stories in both Afghanistan and Iran about the male preference for anal sex, even within marriage, either as a form of birth control or as a preferred homosexual practice.

And finally, Parvin Darabi quotes from writings attributed to the Ayotollah Khomeini:

"A man can marry a girl younger than nine years of age, even if the girl is still a baby being breastfed. A man, however is prohibited from having intercourse with a girl younger than nine, other sexual act such as forplay, rubbing, kissing and sodomy is allowed. A man having intercourse with a girl younger than nine years of age has not comitted a crime, but only an infraction, if the girl is not permanently damaged. If the girl, however, is permanently damaged, the man must provide for her all her life. But this girl will not count as one of the man's four permanent wives. He also is not permitted to marry the girl's sister."

I don't know how widespread and common this kind of abuse is. Nor do I know how much of this reporting is a product of prejudice. For me most troubling is the fact that a religious leader would legitimize the sexual abuse of a little girl. I've read that Mohammed married a 6-year-old and took her to his bed when she was 9, so I suppose that is the justification here.

This is a culture best studied from afar. It must never be allowed to exist in America even in some ameliorated or diluted form.

And we have to ask: Why are the feminists in this country silent?

Peter Heck Addresses the Censors at Comedy Central

Mr Heck has a great post concerning the recent censoring of cartoon pictures of Mohammed on Comedy Central's South Park. A must read.
Steyn on Iran

Four years into the "war on terror," the Bush administration has begun promoting a new formulation: "the long war." Not a reassuring name. In a short war, put your money on tanks and bombs--our strengths. In a long war, the better bet is will and manpower--their strengths, and our great weakness. Even a loser can win when he's up against a defeatist. A big chunk of Western civilization, consciously or otherwise, has given the impression that it's dying to surrender to somebody, anybody. Reasonably enough, Islam figures: Hey, why not us? If you add to the advantages of will and manpower a nuclear capability, the odds shift dramatically.

This humble blogger would only add to this scenario that the American people are on the verge of handing back control of Congress to the political party that is the embodiment of weakness and appeasement... the heralds and the champions of multiculturalism... those military loathing, 9/11 denying... Democrats.

Have a nice day.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

State Action on Illegals

This week we have seen the governor of Georgia sign state legislation cracking down on illegal aliens.

And in the same week we see the governor of Arizona veto a similar bill.

Maybe this is the way to go. If our brave President, Congressmen, and Senators are too busy kissing illegal rear ends to follow the will of the people, then maybe our state legislatures can. (And by-the-by, I figure the illegals will go where they feel they are most welcome... and will receive the best benefits... which sounds like the blue states to me!)

I suppose the problem would be finding a way around all those limp-wristed simpering Federal Judges who would seek to throw a wrench into our little plan, but it might send a message to Washington that even our bumbling Federal Nincompoops might understand.

Bombing Justified

So Hamas feels the suicide bombing during Passover was justified because of Israel's "brutal aggression."

Well, this blogger feels that Israel would be justified in bombing the crap out of those who feel the suicide bombing was justified.

At some point Israel will have to stop listening to the world and simply take care of business. They are at war with their neighbors -a chronic war, but a war nonetheless. And just because they have an overwhelming advantage in fire-power shouldn't mean that they must accept the murder and crippling of their citizens.

If the Palestinians ruled in the area and had control of a modern army, I wonder how they would handle a steady parade of Israeli suicide bombers?
JFK's Spine

I've said many times that if man ever erected a "Museum of the Over-Rated," that visitors would be greeted in the vestibule by a large bust of President John F Kennedy.

In response to a new book coming out soon by Teddy Kennedy (Noooo... of course he didn't write it), Humberto Fontova, writing for NewsMax, describes the day JKF and America deserted Cuban Freedom Fighters at the Bay of Pigs as they tried to free that poor country from Castro.

"Where are the PLANES?" kept crackling over the invasion ships' radios. That was their commander, Pepe San Roman, roaring into his radio from the beachhead between artillery concussions. Soviet howitzers were pounding 2,000 rounds into the desperately embattled men (and boys). "Send planes or we CAN'T LAST!" San Roman yelled while watching the Russian tanks close in, his ammo deplete and his casualties pile up.

The U.S. carrier Essex was stationed 30 miles off the Cuban coast, dozens of deadly Skyhawk jets on deck and primed for action. Their pilots were frantic, banging their fists, kicking bulkheads and screaming in tears of desperate rage against the sellout of their freedom-fighting brothers on that heroic beachhead.

"Can't continue," crackled the final message from San Roman a few hours later. For three days his force of mostly volunteer civilians with one day's ammo had battled savagely against a Soviet-trained and -led force 10 times its size, inflicting casualties of 30 to 1.

To this day their feat of arms amazes professional military men. Morale will do that to a fighting force. And there's no morale booster like having watched Castroism ravage your homeland and families.

Eisenhower described JFK's role during the Bay of Pigs as "a profile in indecision and timidity." And warned that it would embolden the Soviets. Like clockwork, four months later the Berlin Wall went up. And a year later the Soviets began arming Castro with nuclear missiles.

But JFK saved us in the Cuban Missile Crisis, right? Well...

Here's Nikita Khrushchev himself regarding the deal he'd cut with JFK ... "We ended up getting exactly what we'd wanted all along. Security for Fidel Castro's regime and American missiles removed from Turkey."

So what in the world transformed such an insipid failure into an American icon...?
...Two rounds fired by one L. H. Oswald.

Monday, April 17, 2006

A Poem for the Dems to Study

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

I set this poem to memory back in the 80's, but when I first heard it I was very young. So young that I associated it more with the Wizard of Oz than war. Dorothy, Toto, and the Lion fell asleep in the field of poppies, so the poem made perfect sense to me.

It was written by John McRae, a Canadian soldier and physician who who died in France in 1918, after serving four years on the western front.

Four years.

The poem will soon be 100 years old.

When young soldiers are sent into harm's way, they stand between us and our enemy, and they support a burden that only a veteran can know. When politicians vote to send young soldiers into harm's way, these politicians must stand beside them... supporting their mission... giving them encouragement and the tools they need... and defending their good name when it is slandered. To do less is unappreciative, irresponsible, and vulgar.

Today we find ourselves at war with something more insidious than a foreign army. We are at war with a cancer that has infected our world. It threatens everything we hold dear. Everything. Regardless of the reasons for invading Iraq, regardless of the current status of BinLaden... the war is... and the war is being fought in Iraq.

When a young soldier dies in this struggle, he dies for me. And I owe him for every normal day, for every word I am free to speak, and for every step and breath I take as a free man. Part of "keeping faith" with him is doing everything I can to make sure that he did not die in vain, and that his memory and the honor in his sacrifice are held high like a banner for all to see.

This is more important than our political differences. It is more important than an election.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Friday, April 14, 2006

An Open Letter to Peter Heck

Dear Mr. Heck,

We at Malott's Blog would like to congratulate you on Thursdays edition of the Peter Heck Show. In one hour's time you managed to insult Illegal Immigrants, Ted Kennedy, and the entire nation of France. Yes, you had a good day.

However, we are a little concerned that you failed to recognize the French National Anthem. As a history teacher you should know that this was the song the French patriots sang in the movie Casablanca, showing their disdain for the Germans. If you watch that scene and fail to get a lump in your throat, then you're either terribly insensitive... or you're a Nazi.

We also thought you should recognize the French anthem because... Well... There's really no polite way to say this. Mr Heck, we know your grandfather. Your grandfather is a friend of ours. And your grandfather is of French descent.

This must come as a terrible shock. But before you rush out and buy a razor blade, know that even with this genealogical impediment, it is still possible for you to have a full and productive life. It isn't likely, but it's possible.

Keep up the great work. We at Malott's Blog continue to be impressed with your knowledge, your sophistication, and your amazing ability to pronounce foreign words.

For more information about Mr. Heck, got to

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Don't Leave Home for Washington Without It
Casey vs Santorum

In Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Casey is leading incumbent Rick Santorum in the Senate race that will be decided in the fall. Casey is reported to be pro-life, but I could find nothing on his web site that confirms this.

Newsmax calls him pro-life but also reports that Senator Hillary Clinton headlined a fund-raiser for him this week and has contributed $10,000 to his campaign from her PAC.

Consider this:
1) Would a pro-abortion feminist like Hillary Clinton give money to a Democrat who she thought would vote to confirm a Republican-nominated judge who would overturn Roe vs Wade? (Maybe Hillary knows something Newsmax doesn't.)

2) If Casey is a pro-life, family-values guy, why would he choose the Democrat Party?

I keep looking for leaders to rise among the Democrats who will lead their party back to a semblance of honesty, common sense, and the values that have made this country great. But how many times have we been fooled?

My gut tells me that Bob Casey is a Democrat who has crafted a way to steal conservative votes from a Republican, and that if elected, will comport himself with the same duplicity that we in Indiana have witnessed on the part of Evan Bayh.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Frau Merkel

Jim Geraght writes for the Washington Times about the new Chancellor of Germany (Deutschland, as we say in Greentown) Angela Merkel:

After about five months in office Chancellor Merkel's style has gone from frumpy to feisty, and her rhetoric in office, from an American perspective, has been downright dreamy.

Regarding Iran's nuclear program, Mrs. Merkel has taken a much tougher line than her predecessor. She compared Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Adolf Hitler. After he threatened to wipe Israel off the map, Mrs. Merkel declared, "Iran has blatantly crossed the red line. I say it as a German chancellor. A president who questions Israel's right to exist, a president who denies the Holocaust, cannot expect to receive any tolerance from Germany."

Perhaps most strikingly, Mrs. Merkel ripped into a widespread and disingenuous perspective among German political elites, who loudly call for thorny international crises to be referred to the United Nations, knowing that in all likelihood the United Nations will do nothing. This is strong stuff for European politics, where a joke about President George W. Bush always gets a laugh and vapid pledges for "multilateralism" or "multipolarity" garner rote applause.

Mrs. Merkel isn't a one-note cheerleader for U.S. policies; she's criticized the Bush administration for the detention of al Qaeda at Guantanamo Bay and periodically made other criticisms of U.S. policies in Iraq. But even here she has a substantive distinction with (former Chancellor) Mr. Schroeder; Mrs. Merkel actually makes these arguments to Mr. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in face-to-face meetings; she doesn't use them as cheap applause lines before German audiences.

Now I don't expect that she is the second coming of Margaret Thatcher, but it won't take much for her to be a vast improvement over her predecessor, Judas Schroeder.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

History Channel vs Oliver Stone

I just finished watching the History Channel's version of the Kennedy assassination. The 3D graphics were pretty amazing, showing how the second shot traveled downward through Kennedy's neck into Connely's back. They even had Oswald's scorecards from when he qualified as a sharpshooter in the Marines. One of Oswald's target illustrations was a human torso at 200 yards where Oswald scored 49 out of a possible 50. Kennedy was only 88 yards away from Oswald when the third, lethal shot was fired.

The H.C. piece also discussed the Oliver Stone movie, "JFK."

Oliver Stone's hero in JFK, Jim Garrison, was described as a real crackpot... Not at all as Kevin Costner portrayed him. Garrison's key witness against Clay Shaw, one Perry Raymond Russo, flunked a lie detector test. The FBI examiner who administered the test was interviewed for the History Channel piece and said that Garrison's witness was obviously lying. He also said that when he reported this to Garrison, Garrison went ballistic.

But the power of film is an amazing thing. Most gullible Americans who watched JFK will believe that Clay Shaw was a CIA conspirator and that Jim Garrison was a hero. They will believe Oswald could not have acted alone for various reasons... reasons that were all addressed in the H.C. piece and shown to be baseless.

Oliver Stone has to know all this. So too, Kevin Costner, Sissy Spacek, and Tommy Lee Jones who starred in Stone's movie. The movie tells many lies, distorts known history, and slanders many innocent people. But that's Oliver Stone. And that's the great and noble Hollywood.

Anyway, I highly recommend this documentary.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Insulting Mexico

Someone named Charlie regularly posts comments on SkyePuppy's blog page. Charlie is very smart and I usually not only agree with him, but admire the way he states his arguments. But on the subject of a border fence he wrote, "Until we are ready to hermetically seal all borders, and the coastlines, I think a fence is just an insult to Mexicans and an ineffective weapon against terrorism."

I fail to see how a fence is an insult to Mexico or Mexicans. We have a process by which foreigners can apply to immigrate or simply work here. The people of Mexico are free to use this process like anyone else. The purpose and need for a fence can certainly be no mystery and cannot be taken personally as if it was an insult.

If anything, I am insulted by the attitude and actions of the Mexican government.

It's true that security comes into play on this issue, as well as cultural concerns. But I don't wish to continue having my country and my pocketbook used as a buffer to preserve the status quo among the rich Mexicans and their corrupt, uncaring, oil-rich government. How much money is sent back over the border each year to President Vicente Fox's country... money that could have been spent here for things like... health insurance and tuition.

Money sent across the border should be restricted to the families of documented workers only. The rest should be confiscated and used to beef-up the INS and Homeland Security. Maybe it could be used to build a fence.

When Mr Fox and his rich friends look at us he doesn't see the United States. He sees Suckerland.

I believe there should be protests... for reform, and in Mexico.

Friday, April 07, 2006


From Hugh Hewitt's interview of Mark Steyn, Steyn says of the immigration comprimise:

I think my ideal compromise would be that all 300 million of us legal residents and citizens get to become undocumented, too, because I think the undocumented guys have a great deal. They're living in the shadows, so-called. They're not paying any taxes. If they have to produce I.D. for anything, they produce fake I.D. that gets accepted everywhere, they get their free health care and free schools. Personally, as a legal immigrant, I feel overdocumented. And I do think there is a danger that this particular issue can backfire very badly, and that it's essentially rewarding bad behavior without showing that that bad behavior will stop in the future.

Amnesty is the compromise and will only result in a need for future amnesties. There is supposed to be a wall involved in this legislation but when all is said and done the wall will probably be compromised away... along with, perhaps, the Republicans' majority in the House and Senate.

Yesterday I watched as the brave Senators announced their compromise. I heard both sides speak and I was struck by this thought:
The Democrats know how to lead. They lead in the wrong direction, but they know how to lead.

I went fiddling about... nosing about, and found something very special that Skye Puppy wrote awhile back. It is worth your time and you'll find it here:

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Profiling Stupidity

Malott's Blog is guilty! ...Guilty, I tell you!

I obviously can't keep my annoying, liberal, African-American Congresswomen straight.

Thanks to Andrew's amazing research skills, I now know that it was Sheila Jackson Lee, shown here on the... well she's one of the two ladies shown here, who asked, when the pictures were coming back from Mars, "Will it go over to where the astronauts planted the flag?" I would have bet my left leg that it was Cynthia McKinney who said it, shown here in the red... or possibly the brown.

As you probably remember, it was Cynthia McKinney, shown here... beside the flag, who recently made headlines by striking a Capitol Hill Security guy with her cell phone.

Andrew, not pictured here, never fails to impress.

A Perfect Fit

I really didn't need another reason not to watch the CBS Evening News... but I'll acknowledge it. This move may boost ratings for a couple of weeks but it is definitely a step down in credibility for a news organization that had already neared the bottom of that particular ladder.

But if they wanted instant ratings why not just choose Britney Spears? Or, they could invite a different Hollywood star to read the news each night. If they could keep it secret, then people might tune in to see which star was anchoring on a particular night. Babs... Martin Sheen... Clooney... and they could throw in Selleck to give the illusion of fairness. Why they didn't ask me...

One Question:

Who elects this woman? Really! Can't they find someone in their district just as liberal but not as obnoxious and stupid? My guess is that it is the same folk that send another national joke, Teddy Kennedy, back to the Senate every six years.

Another question for a person good at research: When the Mars probe-rover thingie was sending back pictures from the red planet, there was a congresswoman who reportedly asked, "Will it go over to where the astronauts planted the flag?"

You see, I really want that person to be Cynthia McKinney... because it would explain so much. But don't tell me that it is if it wasn't, no matter how much I want it to be. Thanks so much.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Good Friday in America

Everybody scattered. Everybody ran when they arrested him. What had they been thinking? Why had they wasted three years of their lives following this man who obviously, based on the day's events, was just a man. They were frightened, disillusioned, and they felt like fools.

Only John, his best friend, attended the execution. The rest were in hiding, wondering if they would be next. They had been at their best when they were with this man, and they had tried to do everything right... And this was their reward?

They were depressed and all they could see was failure and death... They certainly didn't see Sunday coming.

Today there are so many of us in this country who try to do the right thing. We give at least 10% of our income to the Church, missions, and charities in the name of the man mentioned above. We sacrifice, serve, and work to make our communities, our country, and our world the best they can be. We pray for guidance and we pray for good things. We elect a leader who prays. And what do we get?

We get depressed. The world is a mess. Everywhere we look there are seemingly insurmountable problems. The faith of our grandparents which this country once celebrated is now suspect and rejected by so many. Evil surrounds and infects us. Where is our Sugar Abba?

Job, Joni Eareckson Tada, and the rest of us were not placed on this earth to have perfect, painless lives. That is an American aberration... A rich man's folly. We were placed here to glorify God. And whether our future is bright or filled with persecution and pain, we will fulfill His purpose for our lives... It may not be what we want, but it will be glorious.

We are the Bride of Christ. And our depression is directly proportional to the extent to which we've been unfaithful and have wed ourselves to this world. Our gloom is a measure of our distraction with possessions and dreams that are ours, not His. We neglect our joy and invite sadness by habitually looking back at a burning Sodom instead of fixing our eyes on the real world, the perfect world that is our inheritance.

Sunday is coming.

Be still my soul,
The wind and waves still know His voice,
Who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Daylight Savings Time

I live in Indiana and for the first time in my memory we are trying on DST to see if we like it.

I hate it. As an early riser I find that my daylight hours have been shortened.

Later this month as I finish my two-mile walk down on the high school track at about 0500 or 0510 the light should just be coming up in the eastern sky. This year it will still be dark. And in early summer when I should be going to bed with the sun, I will be dealing with sunlight coming through my window. (Thanks Governor.) At 0530 I sometimes pull weeds in my garden before getting ready for work... but not this year. And saddest of all, there will be no morning devotions outside on the patio while the birds provide a soundtrack to the psalms. I'll be inside with the light on.

Daylight Savings Time encourages sloth... people sleeping in until 6, 7, maybe even 8AM. It encourages people to stay out later, driving up the price of gasoline, shopping, drinking, and chasing women.

For me they have it backwards. We should move our clocks ahead in October. The sun would get up at 0900 when I've already been at work for two hours. And friends, even in the dead of winter darkness should never come at 5PM.

Yes, I think we all know DST is destructive and evil. I may get used to it, but the first three days have been just terrible.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Insecurity and Islam

Janice has a great piece that explains so much about Islam. She writes:

The muslim community has low self esteem. We all know the muslim faith is based on deeds, works and total obedience to the stringent laws in the koran. If allah commands it and I fail how can I ever be worthy to enter paradise? ...A muslims entire life is centered on gaining entrance to paradise. Everything I need to know in relation to ones life is based in the koran. How, where and when I pray, what I can wear, when I can have sex. You're even allowed to tell a lie, kill and take slaves. How's that for a moral compass? ...There is no saving grace, no forgiveness. You can't even have a personal relationship with the god of islam, it's blasphemy.