Saturday, August 18, 2007

Rasmussen Reports

Rasmussen reported Fifty-eight percent (58%) of voters nationwide favor cutting off federal funds for “sanctuary cities” that offer protection to illegal immigrants.
I favor this.
A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 29% are opposed. Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney proposed such a plan earlier this week. By a 71% to 16% margin, voters also favor a proposal that would require all foreign visitors to carry a universal identification card
I definitely favor this.
as proposed by another GOP Presidential hopeful, Rudy Giuliani. Seventy-four percent (74%) also favor the creation and funding of a central database to track all foreign visitors in the United States.
I support that.
By a 56% to 31% margin, voters want the government to continue building a fence along the Mexican border.
I definitely support that.


ACLU's Request

American Civil Liberties Union reported In an unprecedented order, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has required the U.S. government to respond to a request it received last week by the American Civil Liberties Union for orders and legal papers discussing the scope of the government's authority to engage in the secret wiretapping of Americans. According to the FISC's order, the ACLU's request "warrants further briefing," and the government must respond to it by August 31. The court has said that any reply by the ACLU must be filed by September 14.
The ACLU seems shocked that their request was not automatically rejected, but all this says is that the government must respond to their request. It does not mean that Secret Court Orders will be released to the public


Islam's story of Christ

Guardian Unlimited reported There was no manger,

but they say Jesus spoke as a baby
Christ is not the Messiah, and the crucifixion never happened. A forthcoming ITV documentary will portray Jesus as Muslims see him. With the Koran as a main source and drawing on interviews with scholars and historians, the Muslim Jesus explores how Islam honours Christ as a prophet but not as the son of God. According to the Koran the crucifixion was a divine illusion. Instead of dying on the cross, Jesus was rescued by angels and raised to heaven. The one-hour special, commissioned and narrated by Melvyn Bragg, is thought to be the first time the subject has been dealt with on British television. Lord Bragg said: "I was fascinated by the idea ... Jesus was such a prominent figure in Islam but most people don't know that."
I have no objection to this story being aired, but I would follow it with one showing the Qur'an told people to also read the Bible and Torah (10:94 and 16:43), and the Qur'an confirmed the validity of the Bible ( 5:46, 2:40, 2:41, 12:111, 4:47, 6:92, 3:3, 35:31, 2:91, 3:113, 2:121, 2:41, 3:81), the Qur'an confirmed Jesus performed miracles ( 5:110, 3:48, 3:49) which Muhammad did not do and then show the story of Jesus from the Christian perspective.


Friday, August 17, 2007

Colored Underwear

Memritv has a clip (watch the clip) of Saudi cleric Muhammad Al-Munajid saying This is a nation of monotheism, and this is the Islam that Allah wants to spread throughout the world, and to rule the land it its entirety. Allah wants this. He sent down the Koran and the hadith for that purpose.
Then why did the Koran tell people to also read the Bible and Torah? (10:94 and 16:43?
... Humanity can have no happiness without Islam.
I believe that is no happiness WITH Islam.
Humanity can enjoy no goodness, unless the sun of monotheism, the Koran, and the Sunna shines upon it..... There are rules of shari'a in everything. We have counted almost 70 rules about how to urinate and defecate.
Are arabs so stupid they don't know how to do that?
In contrast, how do those beasts in the West answer the call of nature? They stand in front of other people, in toilets at airports and other public places. They do not care about covering their private parts. Even their underwear is colored and not white, so it can conceal all that filth.
Islam - keeping the world safe for white boxer shorts.
We are a nation that has long known the meaning of cleanliness, what to do when nature calls, and what the rules of hygiene are. The others, to this day, live like beasts. To this day, many of them are not circumcised, even though the World Health Organization has advised to circumcise people as a treatment for AIDS, because it has been scientifically proven that circumcised people are less susceptible to AIDS, and are less likely to spread it than uncircumcised people.
Maybe if Arabs were castrated as well as circumcised they would be more docile and less easily driven to anger at the most trivial insult.


Thursday, August 16, 2007

We have broken speed of light

Telegraph reported A pair of German physicists claim to have broken the speed of light - an achievement that would undermine our entire understanding of space and time. According to Einstein's special theory of relativity, it would require an infinite amount of energy to propel an object at more than 186,000 miles per second. However, Dr Gunter Nimtz and Dr Alfons Stahlhofen, of the University of Koblenz, say they may have breached a key tenet of that theory. The pair say they have conducted an experiment in which microwave photons - energetic packets of light - travelled "instantaneously" between a pair of prisms that had been moved up to 3ft apart.
Light would travel that distance in about 3 nanoseconds. How arey sure it was faster than that?
Being able to travel faster than the speed of light would lead to a wide variety of bizarre consequences. For instance, an astronaut moving faster than it would theoretically arrive at a destination before leaving.
You have some pretty strange ideas of physics. Even the German scientists are claiming instantanepus, not time travel.


What Hamas Wants

NYT allowed someone from Hamas an opportunity to write an editorial For 18 months we have tried to find ways to coexist with Fatah, entering into a unity government, even conceding key positions in the cabinet to their and international demands, negotiating up until the last moment to try to provide security for all of our people on the streets of Gaza. Sadly, it became apparent that not all officials from Fatah were negotiating in good faith.
So we decided to just kill them. It seemed a civilized way to deal with them, fro Hamas's perspective.
There were attempts on Mr. Haniya’s life last week, and eventually we were forced into trying to take control of a very dangerous situation in order to provide political stability and establish law and order.

The streets of Gaza are now calm for the first time in a very long time.
No one can leave, and we are hunting for, and killing, as many Fatah as we can find.
We have begun disarming some of the drug dealers and the armed gangs and we hope to restore a sense of security and safety to the citizens of Gaza. We want to get children back to school, get basic services functioning again, and provide long-term economic gains for our people.
And we hope the West is stupid enough to finance it, because we are spending all the money we get from Iran building rockets to use to kill Joozz.
Our stated aim when we won the election was to effect reform, end corruption and bring economic prosperity to our people. Our sole focus is Palestinian rights and good governance.
And tunnels to Israel so we can kidnap and kill more Joozz.
We now hope to create a climate of peace and tranquillity within our community that will pave the way for an end to internal strife and bring about the release of the British journalist Alan Johnston, whose kidnapping in March by non-Hamas members is a stain on the reputation of the Palestinian people.

We reject attempts to divide Palestine into two parts and to pass Hamas off as an extreme and dangerous force. We continue to believe that there is still a chance to establish a long-term truce. But this will not happen unless the international community fully engages with Hamas.
And if they are that stupid we will ask them for more weapons to kill Joozz and Fatah members with.



NYT reported Two prominent Muslim American organizations took steps yesterday to reverse what they called a Justice Department effort to smear the entire Muslim community by naming some of its largest organizations as unindicted co-conspirators in a Texas terrorism trial.
That is fine. Indict them officially
The National Association of Muslim Lawyers, which is not named, sent a letter to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales objecting to the list, which it said breached the department’s own guidelines against releasing the names of unindicted co-conspirators and did not serve any clear law enforcement purpose.

The letter, also signed by the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, said the “overreaching list” of more than 300 organizations and individuals would further cripple charitable donations to Muslim organizations and could ratchet up the discrimination faced by American Muslims since the Sept. 11 attacks.
Gee, if Muslim charities would just help the poor, and not terrorists, they would be easier on them.
In addition, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, which is on the list, announced that it would file a brief today asking Judge A. Joe Fish of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas to remove its name and all others from the list.
Indict the Consistently Arrogant Islamic Radicals (CAIR).
The brief, a copy of which was released yesterday, says the list furthers a pattern of the “demonization of all things Muslim” that has unrolled in the United States since 2001.
Now what happened in 2001? Oh yes, a couple of buildings attached some planes hijacked by Muslims.
“Most people don’t understand what an unindicted co-conspirator is,” said Parvez Ahmed, CAIR’s board chairman, adding that the release of the list prompted death threats and hate mail against the council. “They think that being related to a terrorism case means we are terrorists.”


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

What Kind of Sandwich Are You?

You Are a Ham Sandwich

You are quiet, understated, and a great comfort to all of your friends.
Over time, you have proven yourself as loyal and steadfast.
And you are by no means boring. You do well in any situation - from fancy to laid back.

Your best friend: The Turkey Sandwich

Your mortal enemy: The Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I remember the "logical" proof
  • Nothing is better than complete happiness
  • A ham sandwich is better than nothing
  • Therefore a ham sandwich is better than complete happiness

But Anchoress is a Grilled Cheese Sandwich (which I love) and her best friend is a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich (which I love), but Anchoress loves Ham Sandwiches, which this says is her mortal enemy (I hate to be Anchoress's mortal enemy), and this says Grilled Cheese is my mortal enemy. I wonder what a Grilled Cheese Sandwich with a slice of ham could be.


Doctors give in to Muslims

Daily Express reported Health chiefs believe the sight of food will upset Muslim workers when they are celebrating the religious festival Ramadan.
It might make them hungry, but that should just enhance the religious experience.
The lunch trolley is also to be wheeled out of bounds as the 30-day fast begins next month. But staff and politicians branded the move political correctness gone mad and warned that it was a step too far.
Maybe several steps too far.
Bill Aitken, the Scottish Conservative justice spokesman, said: “This advice, well-meaning as it may be, is total nonsense. “It is the sort of thing that can stir up resentment rather than result in good relations.”
Precisely. Give that man a ham sandwich.


Hurting Muslim feelings

CBC reported Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen will face criminal charges in India after being accused of stirring up religious enmity. The charges come after Nasreen was attacked at a publication party because of opposition to a translation of her latest book, Shodh, in Hyderabad last week. Several lawmakers and members of a conservative Muslim political party threw flowers and other items at her and called for her death.
Oh their feeling must really have been hurt to throw flowers at her.
Nasreen, author of Wild Wind and Shame, is an exile from her native Bangladesh because of a fatwa against her and a threat by the government to lay charges stemming from her writing. She lived in Sweden and France for several years, but moved to India in 2002.
Probably hoping to get away from the Muslims in Europe.
In articles and books, she writes about the poor treatment of Hindus in mostly Muslim Bangladesh, and rape and mistreatment of women in Muslim societies.
Both reasonable subjects to write about.
A police official in Hyderabad said Nasreen had been charged with "hurting Muslim feelings," according to Agence France Presse.
They must really be unsure of their faith to have their feeling hurt so easily.
Under Indian law, promoting "disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill will" between religious groups is punishable by up to three years in jail.


Giuliani Takes on Illegal Immigration

ABC News reported A week after being assailed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for being soft on illegal immigration as mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani today unveiled the details of his plan to solve the United States' immigration problem.
I hope it is better than the Democrat plan which is just to make them all legal and able to vote.


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Karl Rove

David Frum editorialized in NYT As a political strategist, Karl Rove offered a brilliant answer to the wrong question. The question he answered so successfully was a political one: How could Republicans win elections after Bill Clinton steered the Democrats to the center?
Dir Karl create MoveOn and Daily Kos, which pulled the Dems back to the radical left?
The question he unfortunately ignored was a policy question: What does the nation need — and how can conservatives achieve it?

Mr. Rove answered his chosen question by courting carefully selected constituencies with poll-tested promises: tax cuts for traditional conservatives; the No Child Left Behind law for suburban moderates; prescription drugs for anxious seniors; open immigration for Hispanics; faith-based programs for evangelicals and Catholics.

These programs often contradicted each other. How do you cut taxes and also create a big new prescription drug benefit?
It is simple. Cutting taxes raises tax revenue.
If the schools are failing to educate the nation’s poor, how does it make sense to expand that population by opening the door to even more low-wage immigration?
It dosen'y, but if we got control of the borders and controlled those coming in we could balance the inout to resources available.
Instead of seeking solutions to national problems, “compassionate conservatism” started with slogans and went searching for problems to justify them. To what problem, exactly, was the faith-based initiative a solution?
The problem was that government money was being wasted in secular, liberal solutions, and the faith based community could do so much more good with the money.