Saturday, November 17, 2007

Bush Failed to See Musharraf’s Faults

NYT reported In the six years since Pakistan’s president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, joined President Bush in the fight against Al Qaeda, it has been an unlikely partnership: a president intent on promoting democracy and a military commander who seized power in a bloodless coup.
At least it was bloodless. The Islamists who have tried to kill Musharraf have killed a lot of people,
Mr. Bush has repeatedly called Gen. Musharraf “a friend.”
What would the NYT prefer. That he turned his back on him, like Carter did for the Shah of Iran, and give the Islamists atomic weapons immediately so they don't have to build them.
In 2003, the president invited the general to Camp David, a presidential perk reserved for the closest of allies. Last year, at the general’s insistence, Mr. Bush risked a trip to Pakistan, jangling the nerves of the Secret Service by spending the night in the country presumed to be home to Osama bin Laden.


CNN's six "undecided voters" were all Democratic operatives

Doug Ross reports CNN's six "undecided voters" were:

  • A Democratic Party bigwig
  • An antiwar activist
  • A Union official
  • An Islamic leader
  • A Harry Reid staffer
  • A radical Chicano separatist
What do you expect from the Clinton News Network


Which way should I go


Friday, November 16, 2007

Terrorism Pays

BBC NEWS reported The Philippines government says it has reached an agreement with the country's main Islamic separatist group on boundaries for a Muslim homeland.
Demonstrating to the terrorists that terrorism pays off.
Government negotiator Rodolfo Garcia said "demarcation" was agreed after two days of talks in Malaysia with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).... The two sides did not disclose the shape of the new agreed borders, but the talks' Malaysian hosts said the territory would be greater than the present autonomous region in Mindanao.
And it will continue to grow, since you have now proven that they can get terrority with violence and threats of violence.
Mr Garcia said the borders agreement was a "significant breakthrough".
It was. For the terrorists.
MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal told the AFP news agency his side hoped "to find closure to the centuries-old problem in Mindanao which various regimes in Manila have not solved".
Instead you are just opening the door to many more problems.


Eurostar's Advert

Sky News reported An advert depicting a tattooed skinhead urinating into a china teacup is being used to promote tourism to London. The image is part of a new Eurostar campaign aimed solely at the Belgian market. Posters have gone up on billboards in Antwerp, Brussels, Liege and Ghent to promote the new high-speed train connection to the English capital. The company says the advert is great for British tourism. 'It's fun, it's supposed to show how cosmopolitan London is. Yes, I really think it says London is cosmopolitan,' insisted a spokeswoman for Eurostar.

Do Europeans have a bladder control problem? We just saw it is the law that if someone knocks on your door in Scotland and requires the use of your toilet, you are required to let them enter, and in the UK a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman's helmet.
Betsy Newmark blogged Charming. Now that is a message that would entice anyone, wouldn't it? Come to England and see skinheads urinate in public. Lovely, just lovely. Sorry to be such a fuddy-duddy, that's just not my definition of cosmopolitan.


The Islam is Peace Campaign’s Government Angle

Robert Spencer discusses the third point in the UK’s “Islam is Peace” campaign

Hat tip to Hot Air


A Grim Milestone Ignored

Patrick Poole wrote in FrontPage Magazine The establishment media is seemingly obsessed with “grim milestones” in the War on Terror, as the Associated Press reminds us this past weekend. But in the next week those same establishment media outlets will probably stand mute when yet another “grim milestone” is reached – the 10,000th attack by Islamic terrorists and militants since 9/11, which is responsible for approximately 60,000 dead and 90,000 injured.

The chronicler of this bloody tally is Glen Reinsford, editor of, who began compiling and updating daily a detailed list of reported incidents of violence and terrorism around the world targeting non-Muslims and Muslims alike. Because of space limitations he only posts the past two months worth of attacks on his websites main page, though he has archived all of the incidents from past years (2001-2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007). He also maintains a banner graphic with the updated number of attacks, which people can post on their own websites.
I have posted this graphic on my blog. Why don't you add it to yours? I am not saying that all Muslims are evil, but we really need to take notice of the fact that there have been the 10,000 attacks by Islamic terrorists and militants since 9/11, which were responsible for approximately 60,000 dead and 90,000 injured. Most of those killed and injured were Muslims, but that just makes the threat that much worse.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Erekat: We won't accept Jewish Israel

Jerusalem Post reported Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat on Monday rejected Israel's demand that the Palestinians acknowledge Israel as a Jewish state.
Then cancel the "negotiations."
"There is no country in the world where religious and national identities are intertwined," Erekat told Radio Palestine.
Except slamic countries.
Additionally, Erekat said, when agreements are signed, the Palestinians would demand that Israel make a commitment in writing to releasing all Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.
Baloney. I have an alternate suggestions. All of the Muslims in the West Bank and Gaza should move to Jordan and settle in the land the Jews left when Israel was created.


Gays should be hanged, says Iranian minister

Times Online Homosexuals deserve to be executed or tortured and possibly both, an Iranian leader told British MPs during a private meeting at a peace conference, The Times has learnt. Mohsen Yahyavi is the highest-ranked politician to admit that Iran believes in the death penalty for homosexuality after a spate of reports that gay youths were being hanged.
Hopefully those that say countraies under Sharia law do not do that these days will realize how wrong they are. And what will happpen to their own people, should the Muslims achieve their objectives.
President Ahmadinejad, questioned by students in New York two months ago about the executions, dodged the issue by suggesting that there were no gays in his country.
As far as he knew, there were not. They hung them all.
Britain regularly challenges Iran about its gay hangings, stonings and executions of adulterers and perceived moral criminals, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) papers show. The latest row involves a woman hanged this June in the town of Gorgan after becoming pregnant by her brother.
They must have had a shortage of stones, and extra rope.
He was absolved after expressing his remorse.
Did he not even get the 100 lashes proscribed in Sharia?
Britain said that this demonstrated the unequal treatment of men and women in law and breached Iran’s pledge to restrict the death penalty to the most serious crimes.

CQ blogged See how modern the mullahcracy is? They even support abortion -- in fact, they support it by killing both the mother and the fetus at the same time.

The strange and brutal nature of shari'a law provides a wedge between the mullahs and the people they oppress. The Iranians had much more contact with the West before the 1979 revolution than the Wahhabists in Saudi Arabia or the other Arabic tribes of Southwest Asia. They knew a more modern Islam, similar in nature to Turkey, where secular law prevailed over the harsh imposition of chauvinistic strictures by so-called holy men. They know a life outside of shari'a.

When will they rise up to put an end to this despicable regime? So far, although reports have them very unhappy with life under a Persian Taliban, the Iranians seem reluctant to act on their opposition. They don't want to risk the tumult a people-power revolution will cause, or the military reaction it might provoke, if they don't see much risk to anyone else but homosexuals, adulterers, and people who want to dress like they were born after 1450.

Gaius blogged So the left denounces the Bush administration at every turn and is actively trying to protect Iran. There is a strange disconnect, isn't there?

Gateway Pundit blogged Since 1979, an estimated 4,000 gays and lesbians have been executed in Iran. They are, however, given a "choice of deathstyles."

Weasel Zippers blogged Liberals who claim to be for homosexual rights defend these animals. Irony so thick you need to backhoe....

Don Surber blogged This is not too different than the conditions in Iraq under Saddam Hussein. Maybe he didn’t single out gays, but he sure as heck mutilated and executed people for imaginary crimes. I am always amazed that people consider it “peace” if we ignore human rights violations like this.

I realize that the West cannot intervene in every case and that several allies — Saudi Arabia for one — also engage in this. But when we get a chance to end 30 years of tyranny, we should take it. I still hope we can avoid a war with Iran.


Monday, November 12, 2007

24 in ‘94

This is very funny. Some parodies are better than others, but this one’s perfect. It catches the vibe of the show 24 but tosses it to a time so distant (1994) that it renders the show’s basic premises and suppositions impossible to sustain.

Hat tip to Hot Air


NBC Direct

Dave And Thomas blogged NBC Direct is the Peacock's answer to Internet video and if you are a fan of NBC shows like The Office and Heroes, be prepared to get a little angry. The good news is you can now download various NBC shows to your computer. And it's free. Kinda. Free like giving an army recruiter you home phone number. First and foremost, you cannot get these shows onto you iPod. Second, it's only available to PC users with IE only.

That pretty well locks me out. I rarely use IE
Third, and this is the most annoying, you must download a crap-load of software to play the videos.
If it does not get in the way, that is OK
NBC Direct is sorta like the Real Player or the old AOL. It gets into your computer and wont' let go.
If it is as bad as AoL, don't touch it with a ten foot pole.
And we'll bet that it sends a nice stream of data back to NBC, too. Did we mention the shows are only good for 48 hours after download?
That sucks. I much prefer my video card that lets me capture programs off cable.
It looks like NBC Direct is good for a pinch if you need to catch an episode. However, it won't be replacing our DVR anytime soon. And, with the writer's strike going on at the moment, it doesn't do much good with all those shows on hold.

I agree with Graywar who commented It isn't hard to make me buy digital content folks. Just stop demanding limits on my stuff after I pay you for it.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veteran's Day

Hat tip to Pamela Geller for this excellent photo

The only person standing, is the man in a wheelchair.

Also Hat Tip to Kim Priestap for this quote:

There are only two life forces
that have offered to die for you.
Jesus Christ and the American G.I.


Has Hell Frozen Over?

Has Hell frozen over? Google often acknowledges wierd days, and avoids standard holidays, particularly Christian, military, or patriotic ones, but they adknowledged Vererans Day Thank you, Google. But according to LGF Google’s change of heart appears only on their US pages; readers in Canada and Britain report that in their countries, Google chose not to mark Remembrance Day with a traditional poppy.