Monday, August 29, 2005

Sheehan & the cameras





Is this about a mother's grief or who can get the money shot?

Friday, August 26, 2005

Hamas Rally



A masked Palestinian member of the Islamic militant group Hamas burns a model of a Jewish settlement house during a rally in the Jabaliya Refugee Camp outside Gaza City on Friday, August 26, 2005. The population of Jewish settlements in the West Bank has grown this year by more than the 9,000 settlers evacuated under a plan to cede some of the occupied land, an Israeli government official said on Friday.



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Palestinian members of the Islamic militant group Hamas during their march in Jabaliya Refugee Camp outside Gaza City on Friday, August 26, 2005. The United States hopes Israel's handover of some areas to the Palestinians will revive peace plans but it could be months before any real talks begin with the focus still squarely on maintaining security.





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Ya know I think if these people put half as much effort into stabilizing themselves as they do into trying to destroy the Jews they just might actually pull themselves out of poverty.

N.M. Police Probe Homicide at Wal-Mart [Can you say Bias?]

The Associated Press
Friday, August 26, 2005; 7:11 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- One man was killed and a woman was injured Thursday during an apparent domestic dispute inside a Wal-Mart on the city's southeast side, the second time in less than a week that one of the retail giant's Western stores has been the scene of deadly violence.

Police spokeswoman Trish Hoffman said a witness told authorities that a man had been stabbing the woman inside the store when another man intervened and shot her attacker.

Hoffman said the stabbing appeared to stem from a domestic dispute. She did not know the relationship between the woman and the dead man, but friends of the woman told Albuquerque television stations that she had recently obtained a restraining order against her ex-husband.

"It looks like it's a possibility that the guy who shot the other man will be justified," Hoffman said. "From what witnesses are telling us, it corroborates his story that the male was stabbing the female and he intervened."

The woman, whose name was not immediately known, was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was being treated for multiple stab wounds.

The man who was shot was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not immediately released, nor was the name of the man accused of shooting him.

Witnesses told Albuquerque television stations that the gunshots shortly after 5 p.m. sent some people running as others hit the floor and crawled to safety.


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When us pro-gunners talk about media bias towards gun owners and reporting on when guns are used properly to defend life this is exactly what we're talking about.

Look at the title. After read the story don't ya think there's a few better titles that would be more fitting and descriptive of what transpired?

What about "Man comes to aid of woman being stabbed, shoots attacker." or "Pistol packing citizen saves life of Wal-Mart employee." even "Homicidal maniac shot inside Wal-Mart while trying to kill ex-wife." would have been better than the one given that makes you think someone committed an unjustified homicide.

And why did they have to bring up the other shooting that happened in AZ? Just because it was at a Wal-Mart? That makes no sense, the reason this on happened was because the woman worked there and I'm betting her ex-husband knew she was going to be there. It had nothing to do with Wal-mart.

Hugo "I want to be a Communist dictator like Castro" Chavez offers cheap gas to poor in U.S.

HAVANA, Cuba (Reuters) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, popular with the poor at home, offered on Tuesday to help needy Americans with cheap supplies of gasoline.

"We want to sell gasoline and heating fuel directly to poor communities in the United States," the populist leader told reporters at the end of a visit to Communist-run Cuba.

Chavez did not say how Venezuela would go about providing gasoline to poor communities. Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA owns Citgo, which has 14,000 gas stations in the United States.



What is he going to do, hand out cards to the poor in order to give them a discount when they buy gas?

But it's obvious why he's doing this. He wants to curry favor with the masses (of idiots) here in America that think Pres. Bush has something to do with the price of gas and wants to be seen as a hero by showing he is more powerful than Pres. Bush and can offer them cheap gas.

One things for sure though, I won't be buy gas from Citgo anymore.........

Cindy Sheehan doesn't like NEO-CONS. What will happen when the NEO-NAZIS get to Crawford?

Neo-Nazis Dig Mother Sheehan (And are going to be in Crawford this weekend [27-28th])

We'll just have to sit back and wait to see if the press gets any pics of these Nazis when they're there. We all know there's enough cameras down there.

And I wonder if they'll say hi to Al SHARPTON when he's down there on Sunday?

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Michael Yon : Gates of Fire

Thursday, August 25, 2005

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Extraordinary writing & Pictures....

This is what is going on in just a sliver of Iraq.

Do we see this type of reporting in the MSM (including FNC)? No, they're too f%*#ing busy with a non-news stories like Aruba and how much gas the President uses when traveling!

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Greetings fellow Hugh Hewitt fans.
Be sure not to miss tonight's show I think Michael You will be on with Hugh!

OUCH!!!!!

I knocked my head like this a few times when I use to skateboard but never as hard as this.

It hurts even watching this!

Ouch thats gotta hurt....

Lite Blogging.......

I'm taking a few days off from the Blog. My grandfather, 80, is down here visiting from IL and he had a slight stroke on Tuesday. He's fine now. Well he was fine about 30 mins after it all happened but he's still at the hospital getting a myriad of tests run to find out how to prevent another stroke or something worse.

The stroke happened Tue. night about 5:30 while I was over at my parents house while I was standing there talking to him. It wasn't a chest clinching attack like you see in the movies and I wasn't really sure what was going on at first, I've never seen a stroke before.

I was just talking to him getting ready to leave and I asked him a question about going out to dinner the next night and he just started mumbling about the pool (we were out on the patio and my dad was cleaning the pool at the time) and he speech got really slurred and mumbled. I motioned to my dad to come over and talk to him and we both saw something was wrong so we jumped in the car and were off to the hospital. It was faster to drive ourselves than to call an ambulance.

We've been worried about him for a while, his left carotid artery has been blocked 100% for about 2 years and his right side isn't fully open but works OK.

He had a spell kind of like this a few months ago. He and my younger cousin were coming out of Wendy's and my grandfather didn't know where he was and couldn't figure out what he was supposed to do with the car keys he was holding in his hand. (He was just about to unlock the car door.)

And then we find out Tue. night while we're in the emergency room that he had a small spell like this last week while he was watching a movie at my uncle's house up in Georgia BUT DIDN'T TELL ANYONE!

Why do old people do things like that?

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I may post a few things in the next few days but it probably going to be lite blogging.

Norm Mineta. What a dumbass.........

U.S. Sets Fuel-Economy Limits, Categories for Trucks

Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) -- The Bush administration ordered automakers to boost the gas mileage of minivans, pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles, the first overhaul of fuel-economy rules for vehicles purchased by most people in the U.S.

The requirements would increase fuel economy by about 8 percent over four years. The current rule that 2006 light trucks get 21.6 miles per gallon will be replaced with six size-based standards, Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta said. The new standards will range from 21.3 mpg for the largest 2011 models to 28.4 for the smallest light trucks, said Rae Tyson, a spokesman for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The change will more evenly distribute fuel-economy costs to all automakers, rather than U.S. companies such as Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp., Mineta said. Automakers said the standard will be challenging while environmental groups called it timid. The Sierra Club said the Bush administration ``has sided with its cronies in the auto industry.''

The rules replace 1970s regulations enacted when light trucks accounted for 20 percent of U.S. vehicle sales. Those vehicles, then mainly pickup trucks, were allowed to get poorer fuel economy than passenger cars because they were used primarily by farmers and business owners for work. Today these trucks account for about 56 percent of U.S. sales as families have gravitated to minivans, pickups with two rows of seats and a wider range of SUVS, many of them like cars.

``This is a plan that will save gas and result in less pain at the pump for motorists,'' Mineta said at a news conference today in Atlanta. The average U.S. pump price for regular-grade gasoline rose 6.2 cents in the past week to $2.612 a gallon, a record for the third consecutive week, a government report showed yesterday.



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When in the hell are people going to get the fact that it doesn't matter that your car gets great of gas mileage IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY GAS TO PUT IN IT?!?!?!

Making cars get better gas mileage is OK but we really need to be drilling and building new refineries.


I still haven't figured out why Pres. Bush hasn't replaced this man.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

If there's one thing I like to see....

....it's an anarchist getting tazed!

(I'm getting all misty eyed.)


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Guess I should post the story where it occurred..

5 arrested as protesters clash with police

Pittsburgh police arrested five anti-military protesters Saturday after they disrupted traffic in Oakland and clashed with police.

The Pittsburgh Organizing Group, an organization opposed to military recruitment in high schools, sponsored the march from the Carnegie Library down Forbes Avenue to the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in the 3700 block of Forbes. Organizers had hoped to shut down the [Recruiting] center, but it had already closed.

Pittsburgh police said the melee started when protesters tried to stop a freelance photographer for Fox 53 television from filming.

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Now I know anarchists don't care about the law but.........



U.S. Code : Title 18 : Section 2388

Whoever, when the United States is at war, willfully causes or
attempts to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal
of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or
willfully obstructs the recruiting or enlistment service of the
United States, to the injury of the service or the United States,
or attempts to do so -
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than
twenty years, or both.

Bob Parks: They CAIR, Or Else

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Would someone please tell me what country I live in? I'm a bit confused.

I was always taught that in the United States of America, we had a Constitution and a Bill Of Rights. We supposedly have this thing call the First Amendment to the Constitution which reads:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Forgive me if I interpreted the words incorrectly, but where does it say anything about not hurting anyone's feelings or pointing out facts even though they may be painful? With that, where does the Council on American-Islamic Relations get off going around suing people and getting people fired for stating what is to this day a fact that cannot be honestly refuted: Islamic fanatics want to kill everyone not Islamic?

[Snip]

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I like this guy!

Pakistan school books: Hating Jews, Christians, and Hindus 101

WASHINGTON: Pakistan's state-sponsored bigotry and vilification of other religions has caught the attention of US policy makers following a raft of articles in the American media about the intolerance the country's formal education system is breeding.

In an unusually tough statement recently, the US state department said reports of continu- Bijit Kundu ed teaching of prejudice in Pakistan was a matter of "serious concern'' and Washington was having "ongoing discussions'' with Islamabad on the issue.

"We have engaged the Pakistani government on this, specifically on the issue of textbooks and language that, upon reading, was clearly unacceptable and inciteful or would cause people to perhaps lash out with violent actions,'' state department spokesman Sean McCormack said.

The reaction followed reports in the media that... highlighted the continued disparaging references to Hindus, Christians and Jews in the Pakistani school curriculum.

Some of the material taught in Pakistani schools includes describing Jews as tightfisted moneylenders, Christians as vengeful conquerors, and Hindus as devious and cowardly people. Such passages remain in the textbooks despite the Musharraf regime's promise to clean up its act.

Remarkably, the state-sponsored distortions are taught in Pakistan's westernised public schools and not in the much-reviled madrassas.



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I'm growing increasing more skeptical by the day that Musharraf is not a friend of the US.

I caught something other night on LINK TV about Pakistan. It was talking about the Muslims there and that the majority of them there are Taliban and are wanting to make Pakistan into a another Afghanistan like state ran under strict Islamic law. I guess so they can do this to women that dare take of their Burka in public.







The show on Link TV also mentioned that it's likely that Osama Bin Laden is in Pakistan and is being hidden by the Mullahs in Pakistan.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Children?





Take it away Mark Steyn

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Still, she’s a mother. And, if you’re as heavily invested as Ms Dowd in the notion that those ‘killed in Iraq’ are ‘children’, then Mrs Sheehan’s status as grieving matriarch is a bonanza. I agree with Mrs Ryan: they’re not children in Iraq; they’re thinking adults who ‘made a decision to join the Armed Forces and defend our country’. Whenever I’m on a radio show these days, someone calls in and demands to know whether my children are in Iraq. Well, not right now. They range in age from five to nine, and though that’s plenty old enough to sign up for the jihad and toddle into an Israeli pizza parlour wearing a suicide-bomb, in most advanced societies’ armed forces they prefer to use grown-ups.

That seems to be difficult for the Left to grasp. Ever since America’s all-adult, all-volunteer army went into Iraq, the anti-war crowd have made a sustained effort to characterise them as ‘children’. If a 13-year-old wants to have an abortion, that’s her decision and her parents shouldn’t get a look-in. If a 21-year-old wants to drop to the Oval Office shagpile and chow down on Bill Clinton, she’s a grown woman and free to do what she wants. But, if a 22- or 25- or 37-year old is serving his country overseas, he’s a wee ‘child’ who isn’t really old enough to know what he’s doing.

I get many emails from soldiers in Iraq, and they sound a lot more grown-up than most Ivy League professors and certainly than Maureen Dowd, who writes as if she’s auditioning for a minor supporting role in Sex and the City. The infantilisation of the military promoted by the Left is deeply insulting to America’s warriors but it suits the anti-war crowd’s purposes. It enables them to drone ceaselessly that ‘of course’ they ‘support our troops’, because they want to stop these poor confused moppets from being exploited by the Bush war machine.

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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Certifiable Cindy [Sheehan]......

I don't get why the news media is putting her up on a pedestal and not asking her about these past quotes?

Oh that's right, they like using her as tool to bash Pres. Bush.

Just read her past quotes and ask yourself; "Why should I take this woman seriously?"

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Sheehanisms. . . Anger, Hate, Rage

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Plus I think you can tell a lot about a person from the company they keep. And when you involve yourself with people like Lynne Stewart and others at this event, it speaks volumes.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Why is it....

.......That when oil prices rise, like they did last week to just under $67pb, it's all over the news but when the prices goes down, and droppes over $2pb in one day, the news on the drop is nill?


Bloomberg [energy]

After Gaza......

I was checking out pics from out of Gaza and came across this line in one of the captions.

"The Brigades are competing with other militant groups and the Palestinian Authority for power and bragging rights for the Israeli withdrawl."

Have a look at these...


Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, khan younis, 8/16/2005

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Palestinian militants of the Popular Resistance Committees, gaza city, 8/16/2005

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Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), khan younis , 15 Aug, 2005

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Islamic Jihad , jabalia refugee camp, 12 Aug, 2005

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Hamas , Neve Dekalim , Aug. 16, 2005

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Palestinian security forces, khan younis, 15 Aug, 2005

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Taking a look at these pictures I can conclude this..........It's gonna be a blood bath over there....


Could it be that the plan is to leave Gaza and sit back and watch all these factions destroy each other?

When your enemies are destroying themselves just sit back and watch, don't get in the way.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

MEMRI: The Draft Iraqi Constitution at a Deadlock

August 16, 2005

[snip]

Pending Critical Issues

Mundhir al-Fadhil, a constitutional lawyer (an Arab but a member of the Kurdish parliamentary faction) and a member of the drafting committee has identified eighteen issues over which there was different degrees of disagreement between the three major ethnic groups in Iraq—the Shi'a, the Sunnis and the Kurds. For each of the issues there are two or more optional resolutions. The following is a listing of the issues, their underlying options and what was adopted for consideration by the National Assembly on August 15:

1. The Title of the Republic (five options)

  1. The Federal Republic of Iraq
  2. The Iraqi Federal Republic
  3. The Iraqi Islamic Federal Republic
  4. The Iraqi Republic
  5. The Republic of Iraq

2. Religion (three options)

a. Islam is the religion of the state and one of the sources of legislation. There shall be no law that contradicts general principles of Islam.

b. Islam is a fundamental source of legislation and no legislation should contradict it.

c. The religion is the fundamental source of legislation… The constitution shall protect the Islamic identity of the majority of the Iraqi people and its majority of Shi'a and Sunnis.

3. The Structure of the Iraqi People (three options)

a. The Iraqi people is made up of two principal nationalities – Arabs and Kurds, and other key nationalities including Turkmen, Chaldeans, Assyrians and others.

b. The Iraqi people are made up of principal nationalities – Arabs and Kurds and other key nationalities. (One of these other nationalities was Persians which enormous controversy in Iraq. As far as one knows the "the Persian nationality" was expunged from the draft constitution).

c. The Iraqi people is made up of a number of nationalities, religions and sects) without dwelling on the details.

4. Language (two options)

  1. The Arabic and Kurdish languages are the two official languages of Iraq
  2. Arabic is the official language of the Iraqi state. The Kurdish language will be the other official language in the province of Kurdistan and in the federal government

5. The Identity of Iraq (five options)

  1. No mention of identity
  2. Iraq is a multi-national and the Arab people is an integral part of the Arab nation
  3. The Iraqi state is a founding member in the Arab League and the Islamic Conference
  4. The Iraqi state is part of the Arab and Islamic worlds
  5. The Iraqi state is part of its Arab and Islamic environment

6 and 7 deal with the marja'iya (the Shi'ite religious authority) and the Shi'ite holy sites. (Indications are that they will be deleted from the final document.)

8. The President of the Republic: One or two vice presidents or no vice president

9. The Ministers: The issue is whether they should be members or non-members of the national assembly

10. Natural Resources (three options)

  1. The natural resources are owned by the province which will share them with the federal government
  2. The natural resources are owned by the people. They will be managed by the federal government which will allocate a share of them to the province where they are found (e.g. oil in Kirkuk or oil in the southern provinces)
  3. The state will manage the natural resources in collaboration with the provinces which will receive a share of them

11. Domestic Relations (two options)

  1. A single domestic law across Iraq save those who follow other religions
  2. The followers of every religion are free to choose their domestic relations law in accordance with their beliefs

12. Voluntary Federalism and the Right for Self Determination (two options)

  1. Include a statement to that effect in the constitution
  2. Underscore the unity of Iraqi territory and people

13. Executive Authority: The President or the Prime Minister

14. Dual Nationality (three options)

  1. Permitted
  2. Not permitted
  3. Not permitted for those holding senior state positions
  4. (It was noted that the Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Ja'fari and five of his ministers, including his deputy Ahmad Chalabi have a dual nationality.) [4]

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Keep Quiet And Listen! The words of radical Islam speak for themselves.

by Victor Davis Hanson

“You will find that the Jews were behind all the civil strife in this world. The Jews are behind the suffering of the nations.”

When and where did that venom come from?

This last May — and out of the hateful mouth of a prominent Palestinian cleric, Sheik Ibrahim Mudeiris. He was broadcast on a Palestinian Authority station.

The televised Sheik finished with an even more frightening thought: “The day will come when everything will be relieved of the Jews — even the stones and trees which were harmed by them…The stones and trees will want the Muslims to finish off every Jew.”

Nothing could be clearer than that promise of another holocaust — and promised explicitly on state-run Palestinian television, a public megaphone of the Palestinian Authority, itself the beneficiary of past and apparently promised future American financial aid.

Still, don’t hold your breath that the passive/aggressive sheik is about to lead a pan-Islamic army a few miles across the border to “finish off every Jew,” since he might then end up like Sheik Ahmed Yassin, whose threats of death earned him instead an early paradise.

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Making fun of Dems: The stuff that dreams are made of...

From Wuzzadem.

Hello, Jamie.

GAY GUN OWNERS

GAY GUN OWNERS [Their title not mine]

Pink Pistols
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Now I'm all for anyone, authorized by law and of a sound mind, carrying a gun. I think it makes for a safer society when law abiding citizens have the capability and ability, through state self defense laws, to take care of goblins when their life or the lives of others are in danger and cops aren't around.

So if a bunch of gays want to get together and defend the Second Amendment more power to them. I just don't think when they want to use "hate crimes" as an excuse is right. I don't agree with the whole "hate crime" thing anyway. A crime is a crime is a crime. It doesn't matter what the person was thinking at the time. If you assault a person, you assault them. It doesn't matter if they're gay or straight, they're just assaulted.

To quote from the story.

"And if some redneck decides he's going to harass or harm me, he'll be thinking twice about it pretty quickly."

"I'm not going to a gun range. There's this macho good ol' boy thing going on."

"Some redneck", "good ol' boy thing" .... Say what? Who's the bigot there?

And this really gets me.

The case of Wyoming 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, who was beaten, tied to a fence post and left to die in 1998, has been a powerful Pistols recruiting tool.

''That frightened the hell out of everyone,'' said Gwen Patton, national spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania-based Pistols. 'It made a lot of people think, `Do I ever want to find myself alone without protection of any kind?' ''

Really? I wonder if they think 13 year olds should be allowed to carry too?

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And I'll have to read up on this, it just sounds wrong.

Jackson said the local chapter will educate members on gun use and laws, including a new state law that will take effect this fall that allows anyone to open fire when they have a ''reasonable belief'' they are in danger.

When carrying a gun there's one very important thing you must realize. There's lawyer attached to every bullet you fire.


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Oh yeah one other thing and it's a pet peeve of mine.

" 'I love this one, because the bullets just fly out and you don't have to reload,' he said, ejecting a clip from a nickel-plated .45-caliber semiautomatic Smith & Wesson."


This is a clip.....



Used like so in a M1Garand



This is what is what he ejected, it's not a clip IT'S A MAGAZINE!

Monday, August 15, 2005

Teenage Mother Forgoes Abortion after Reading “Abortion Stops a Beating Heart” Bumper Sticker

MILLINOCKET, Maine, August 15, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A bumper sticker saved a baby’s life, as reported by an e-newsletter. Pro-lifers Dave and Mary Labun came out of the house to their parked car to find a handwritten note on the windshield thanking them for their “Abortion Stops a Beating Heart” bumper sticker.

The note reads as follows:

Hello,

This might be very weird, but I wanted to thank you. I’m not sure what you believe in, but I’m a strong believer in God, and right now I am 17 and pregnant. And on my way to school one day, I was really wondering what to do – I was really thinking about abortion, because I was scared.

As that thought came to mind, I walked past your car, and happened to look over and saw your bumper sticker, “Abortion Stops a Beating Heart.”

My heart dropped. I believe God was talking to me, through that sticker, and I also believe I will never think about it again. I’m going to keep my baby, and I’m not that scared any more.

Thank you so much for helping me make the best choice of my life. God bless – a very happy mother-to-be.

“We live 30 yards from the high school where I taught for 31 years,” presumably the school the girl referred to in the letter, David Labun told LifeSiteNews.com Monday. He said that his wife saw the note first, because it was her car that is usually parked in the driveway with the rear bumper facing the street. He said the handwritten note was inside a plastic baggy.

“Normally I don’t like bumper stickers,” he said. “But since it was for the pro-life cause, I thought it would be a good idea.” Labun said people occasionally react to the sticker, as well as to the sticker on his other car, which reads, “Adoption, not Abortion.” Usually observers say, “I like your bumper sticker,” he said.

See the Arch of Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary site, with a scanned version of the note at:
http://www.archoftriumph.org/teenchooseslife.html







I'm a bit torn on this story. While I'm glad she's not going to be scrambling her unborn child in utero and is going to be keeping her child she's most likely going to be going on the public dole and she will be supported by other tax payers for years to come. Which brings me to a point.

WHAT IN THE HELL ARE THEY TEACHING KIDS IN SCHOOLS THESE DAYS!?!?!

It's obvious what they're NOT teaching. Biology!

She had to read a bumper sticker to know her child had a heart that she was going to stop?

Don't get me wrong here, I know teenagers are going to be having sex, I know I was at that age, but I also knew the consequences of the act. (STD's, pregnancy, losing over half my pay to child support for the next 18 years.)

It's like these kids aren't taught what will happen, or what they are taught is "You need not care about the consequences, they gov't will take care of you."

I guarantee this girl had been to the "planned parenthood" spokesperson at the school who told her that her abortion would be "free" and her parents need not know about her "choice" to abort that pesky mass of tissue in her womb.

I think they might want to restart that program where girls, BEFORE they got pregnant, had to take care of that baby doll that you have to take care of. The one that turns on at random times so they can get some little sense of what they're going to have to look forward to for the next 18 years!

I bet that would cost a lot less than having the mother on welfare for those 18 years.

I just have to laugh at these Palestinians.....

PFLP (Palestinians For the Liberation of Palestine) Propaganda Parades




Two things about this photo.

The guy holding the gun off camera is 1.) pointing his gun at the kid w/ the picture and 2.) HAS HIS FINGER ON THE TRIGGER!!

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Then there's this guy that just puts the barrel to his head!

Everyone Always Misunderstands Islam

Pete Fisher

August 10, 2005 -

Why is every time we see an act of terror, or every time a non-Muslim questions Islam, it is simply because we do not understand Islam? We are told daily in the news and by Liberals and organizations like CAIR that we need to make some huge effort to try and understand Islam and Muslims, because it is this supposed lack of understanding that we are told are the cause of terror world wide.

Perhaps to the dismay of some Muslims and many Liberals, we are not as uneducated about the religion and cultures that practice terror. Of course, we all know that some Muslims take their religion and practice peace, but there are also a great number that do not. The Muslims who use peaceful passages from the Quran seem to think we do not know of these passages. But we do. After all, Mohammed knew enough of Jewish scripture from Jews living in his land at the time, and he also had exposure to mostly heretical Christians at the time as well who lived in Arabia and their unsound doctrines. This is why most Muslims I talk with have a very limited and very strange understanding about what the Bible says. The Muslim understanding of the Bible comes from what the Quran claims, which is quite contrary to what the Bible actually says. But it is we who lack understanding.

And for those of us who have read through the Quran, the Hadiths, and other Islamic writings, we are not as blind as most Muslims would like to think. We also know the history of Mohammed and his lifestyle better than we are assumed to know. So Liberals and Muslims, what is it about Islam we are supposed to know that we do not now understand?

Are we supposed to take the commands of Mohammed to slay Christians and Jews, or the command to impose a Dhimmi tax on non-Mohammedans, or the 164 verses concerning Jihad, or the Hadiths that tell us Mohammed thought the Earth was flat, and that the sun rose and set in 2 different directions? Or are not to understand that Mohammed claimed the sun set down at night into a mud puddle, and that is why it got dark out?

Are we to understand that after Jesus said He was the last prophet, and any who came after was a fake, that Mohammed had authority to over ride the claims of Jesus? After all, Muslims always tell us that they revere Jesus as a great prophet, yet with the Quran they completely deny His words and His mission. Just as the Palestinians and all their supporters do by trying to take the land the Quran said belongs to the Jews.

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Read the whole thing....

Editorial cartoon that speaks volumes.

Sometimes a picture says it better than words.......






Aug. 14 cartoon
Mike Shelton, The Orange County Register

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Mini Palestinian Parliament (play with model homes & fire)

Palestinian Children Torch Model

Mini Palestinian Parliament members in Rafah burn a model of an Israeli settlement on Aug. 14, 2005. In a spectacle organized by Palestinian leaders, children waved flags and voiced their approval of the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza.

photographer: Ara Ayer
place: Rafah, palestinian territories
date:14 Aug, 2005












So this is how they voice their approval?

I'd hate to see what happens when they disapprove.

Oh wait, I think it looks something like this.

SHEEHAN, PATRICK VS. CINDY,

Via Dang If I Know


Case ID: FFL087021 - SHEEHAN, PATRICK VS. CINDY

I wonder if she'll blame Bush for this too?

Friday, August 12, 2005

MEMRI: Iran "Negotiations with Europe Bought Us Time to Complete the Esfahan UCF Project and the Work on the Centrifuges"

Grrrrrrrrrreat.........




Special Dispatch Series - No. 957

Chief Iranian Nuclear Affairs Negotiator Hosein Musavian: The Negotiations with Europe Bought Us Time to Complete the Esfahan UCF Project and the Work on the Centrifuges in Natanz

The following are excerpts from an interview with Iran's chief nuclear affairs negotiator, and Supreme National Security Council member Hosein Musavian, which aired on Iranian Channel 2 on August 4, 2005. To view this clip visit http://memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=805. To view several MEMRI TV clips on Iran's Defense Program, visit http://memritv.org/Search.asp?ACT=S5&P1=135.


Musavian: "Those [in Iran] who criticize us and claim that we should have only worked with the IAEA do not know that at that stage – that is, in August 2003 – we needed another year to complete the Esfahan (UCF) project, so it could be operational. They say that because of that 50-day [ultimatum], we should have kept [the UCF] in Esfahan incomplete, and that we needed to comply with the IAEA's demands and shut down the facilities.

"The regime adopted a twofold policy here: It worked intensively with the IAEA, and it also conducted negotiations on international and political levels. The IAEA gave us a 50-day extension to suspend the enrichment and all related activities. But thanks to the negotiations with Europe we gained another year, in which we completed (the UCF) in Esfahan.

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"There was a time when we said we would not work with Europe, the world, or the IAEA, and that we would not comply with any of their demands. There were very clear consequences: After 50 days, the IAEA Board of Governors would have undoubtedly handed the Iranian dossier over to the (U.N.) Security Council. There is no doubt about it. As for those who say we should have worked only with the IAEA – this would have meant depriving Iran of the opportunity to complete the Esfahan project in the one-year extension.

"Esfahan's (UCF) was completed during that year. Even in Natanz, we needed six to twelve months to complete the work on the centrifuges. Within that year, the Natanz project reached a stage where the small number of centrifuges required for the preliminary stage, could operate. In Esfahan, we have reached UF4 and UF6 production stages.

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"We suspended the UCF in Esfahan in October 2004, although we were required to do so in October 2003. If we had suspended it then, (the UCF) in Esfahan would have never been completed. Today we are in a position of power: (The UCF) in Esfahan is complete and UF4 and UF6 gases are being produced. We have a stockpile of products, and during this period, we have managed to convert 36 tons of yellow cake into gas and store it. In Natanz, much of the work has been completed.

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"Thanks to our dealings with Europe, even when we got a 50-day ultimatum, we managed to continue the work for two years. This way we completed (the UCF) in Esfahan. This way we carried out the work to complete Natanz, and on top of that, we even gained benefits. For 10 years, America prevented Iran from joining the WTO. This obstacle was removed, and Iran began talks in order to join the WTO. In the past, the world did not accept Iran as a member of the group of countries with a nuclear fuel cycle. In these two years, and thanks to the Paris Agreement, we entered the international game of the nuclear fuel cycle, and Iran was recognized as one of the countries with a nuclear fuel cycle. An Iranian delegate even participated in the relevant talks. We gained other benefits during these two years as well."

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Iran ex-president warns IAEA resolution will 'cost' the West

And what are you going to use against the west, those nukes that you're NOT building?

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TEHRAN
(AFP) - Top Iranian figure Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said Iran's decision to resume sensitive nuclear work was "irreversible" and warned that Western opposition to Iran's program will "cost them dearly."

During a Friday sermon, the prominent ayatollah said: "You could drag things on but Iran's decision is irreversible," drawing chants of "Death to America" and "Death to Israel" from the faithful.

Rafsanjani's remarks came a day after the International Atomic Energy Agency's 35-nation board of governors adopted a resolution expressing "serious concern" at Tehran's decision to resume uranium conversion activities.

The influential former president warned worshippers not to "take lightly what happened at the IAEA. It is very important and will create new conditions for our country and the region. It will turn a new leaf in the history of our revolution.

"It will cost them dearly," he vowed, signaling the possibility of a hardened stance by a country that plays an important role in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Gulf as well as being a major oil producer.

"Bear in mind that you cannot treat Iran like Iraq or Libya," added Rafsanjani, who heads Iran's top arbitration body, the Expediency Council.

Hundreds of worshippers took to the streets after the prayers, demanding Iran's nuclear rights and shouting slogans against the "Great Satan".

Since early Friday, Iranian state TV has been airing interviews with ordinary people on the street slamming the IAEA decision and insisting on Iran's right to nuclear technology.


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Curt Weldon on Mark Levin's show talking about "Able Danger"

Here's the audio from Wednesday.

Wednesday, Mark spoke with Pennsylvania Congressman, Curt Weldon about the Able Danger controversy.

Israel disengagement protest

Pamela aka "Atlas" over at Trey Jackson has a post on Israel's disengagement from Gaza.

She says she's having a hard time finding photos so I'll be a nice guy and lend a hand and post a few that I found this morning.

World Picture news
has a bunch.


Some 100,000 opponents of the disengagement plan gather in Rabin Square in central Tel Aviv for a protest rally over Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank on Thursday evening August 11, 2005. Settlement leaders presented instructions for disrupting the evacuation of Gaza Strip settlements, set to begin in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The settlers plan is called "Orange Dawn." Participants received instructions on how to begin their protest after the Tisha B'Av fast, which ends Sunday night. (Andrew Snow/Israel Sun/WpN)







And speaking of Hamas.....


PT Hamas Graduation
Fighting hand to hand, these graduates of a Hamas paramilitary summer camp display their skills before a crowd of relatives and onlookers in Rafah, the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories on Thursday, August 11, 2005.


Charging with wooden weapons, the 2005 graduating class of the Hamas summer camp in Rafah, the Gaza Strip shows its fighting spirit on Thursday, August 11, 2005.


Braving burning tires and obstacle courses, the summer 2005 Hamas summer camp graduates show off their paramilitary training on Thursday, August 11, 2005 in Rafah, the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories.





And my opinion of Sharon's decision to pull out of Gaza is mixed.

I think by doing it he's only saying that terrorism works and the Palestinians will not just be satisfied w/ just Gaza.

Remember the quote from Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei I posted the other week?

"Today Gaza, and tomorrow the independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital."


I don't think it gets any clearer than that!

On the other hand the Hamas and the Palestinians are going to start fighting each other for control next week and the whole world will soon see just what Hamas and the Palestinians see as "Peace".

Pres. Bush to meet w/ Cindy Sheehan?

I'm listening to the TONY SNOW show and he's got a guy down there and I think I just heard him say that Pres. Bush WILL meet w/ Cindy.


This should be interesting........

It‘s pure politics......Now she doesn't want to talk to Pres. Bush [Cindy Sheehan]

OLBERMANN: Last question. It‘s pure politics. The nature of the media coverage you‘re getting now, the response from other families of soldiers killed in Iraq, all of that, from the perspective of your protest there, in a way, isn‘t it really better if President Bush doesn‘t meet with you?

SHEEHAN: I would think so, yes. I think it [the media coverage]‘s great. And if he would come out right now, it would really defuse the momentum, and I don‘t want to give them any hints. And I think that‘s something they‘ve probably already thought about.



Sounds like she really does know how to work the crowd, and the media.

IMO This quote just absolutely proves she doesn't really want to talk to Pres. Bush, she just wants to keep the media covering her so she can make Pres. Bush look bad.

Well this is one way to empower Afghan women...

Teach them Karate......


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Afghanistan Karate
Laurence Fisher, former Karate World Champion (in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004) trains Aghan girls with their karate in a garage in Kabul on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005. The French woman arrived in Kabul on August 4th and will stay for a few weeks to teach her skills to local girls.







Thursday, August 11, 2005

Saddam Could Be Executed After First Trial

By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press Writer

(08-11) 12:07 PDT BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) --

Saddam Hussein could be executed after his first trial if he is convicted and sentenced to death for his alleged role in a 1982 Shiite massacre, even though he faces other charges, an official close to the proceedings said Thursday.




WORKS FOR ME!!

Sheehan Family Statement about Cindy Sheehan

Via: It comes in Pints?

Hello again Melanie,

Our family has been so distressed by the recent activities of Cindy we are breaking our silence and we have collectively written a statement for release. Feel free to distribute it as you wish. Thanks – Cherie

In response to questions regarding the Cindy Sheehan/Crawford Texas issue:
Sheehan Family Statement:

The Sheehan Family lost our beloved Casey in the Iraq War and we have been silently, respectfully grieving. We do not agree with the political motivations and publicity tactics of Cindy Sheehan. She now appears to be promoting her own personal agenda and notoriety at the the expense of her son's good name and reputation. The rest of the Sheehan Family supports the troops, our country, and our President, silently, with prayer and respect.

Sincerely,

Casey Sheehan's grandparents, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.

Denver Fire Department to Dumb Down Test

so black applicants can pass it.


Why do I think Je$$e Jackson had a hand in this?

Cindy Sheehan: The latest useful idiot



I feel bad that this woman lost her son but she's gone far beyond her son's death and is now being used, I'd guess willing, by the left to advance their anti-American causes.

Here's a few choice quotes from her the MSM isn't touching.

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"That lying bastard, George Bush, is taking a five-week vacation in time of war,"

"You get that maniac (Pres. Bush) out here to talk with me in person."

"Quit saying that U.S. troops died for a noble cause in Iraq, unless you say, 'well, except for Casey Sheehan.' Don't you dare spill any more blood in Casey's name. You do not have permission to use my son's name."


"And the other thing I want him to tell me is 'just what was the noble cause Casey died for?' Was it freedom and democracy? Bullshit! He died for oil. He died to make your friends richer. He died to expand American imperialism in the Middle East. We're not freer here, thanks to your PATRIOT Act. Iraq is not free. You get America out of Iraq and Israel out of Palestine and you'll stop the terrorism,"

"There, I used the 'I' word -- imperialism, And now I'm going to use another 'I' word -- impeachment -- because we cannot have these people pardoned. They need to be tried on war crimes and go to jail."

"My son was killed in 2004. I am not paying my taxes for 2004. You killed my son, George Bush, and I don't owe you a penny . . . you give my son back and I'll pay my taxes. Come after me (for back taxes) and we'll put this war on trial."

Source link

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Few other links...

Cindy Sheehan: Tale of a Grieving Mother Twisted by the Left?

Anti-War Pigs Update: Cindy Sheehan as Michael Moore's Stooge

Anti-War Mom: Another Ignorant Cow

Millennial Mistake: Jamie Gorelick’s dangerous “wall of separation.”

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

"Able Danger" has got legs

I just got done listening to Curt Weldon on Mark Levin's show outa NY, this story has got legs.

I hope the Mark Liven Fan blog posts the audio of the call tomorrow. If he does I'll link it.

Now this is the type of Drug prevention I like!!



April Moore, 21, Katrina Curfman, 22, and Jennifer Chancey, 33, watch as before and after images of meth addicts flash on the screen in front of them on Friday July 22, 2005 during Multnohmah County Sheriff Deputy Bret King's "Faces of Meth" presentation at Pioneer Pacific College in Portland, Or.



Jessica Lewis, 21, gasps as before and after images of meth addicts flash on the screen in front of them on Friday July 22, 2005 during Multnohmah County Sheriff Deputy Bret King's "Faces of Meth" presentation at Pioneer Pacific College in Portland, Or.



Students at Pioneer Pacific College pay close attention to Multnohmah County Sheriff's Deputy Bret King at his Faces of Meth presentation on Friday, July 22, 2005.

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Here's a few of the pics they're reacting to.
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I bet these kids won't be doing meth!!

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Oh and this is the kind of Drug prevention I don't like...


"Drugs are bad.........M'Kay."