Saturday, July 05, 2008

Blogger admits Hawaii birth certificate forgery, subverting Obama claims

israelinsider reported Jay McKinnon, a self-described Department of Homeland Security-trained document specialist, has implicated himself in the production of fake Hawaii birth certificate images similar to the one endorsed as genuine by the Barack Obama campaign, and appearing on the same Daily Kos blog entry where the supposedly authentic document appears.

Why doesn't the Obama campaign just release the real certificate? Is it because it would show Obama is not eligible to be president?

Pamela blogged Atlas Tech Expert Declares Obama Birth Certificate Forgery

Gina Cobb blogged If Barack Obama does not produce his original, paper birth certificate within one week, he should be presumed not to be eligible for the presidency of the United States of America.

Macranger blogged Here’s the deal, Obama, himself, produces a BIRTH CERTIFICATE. An official from the State of Hawaii Department of Vital Statistics goes on the news and announces it is valid. Until then, don’t put your Campaign hat away yet Hillary.

Doug Ross blogged I had written a few days ago, having found what appears to be a seal and a signature block, that the issue might be resolved. But, as experts have ably pointed out, it may not be. But... I would still caution all who jump on the Obama-slash-bogus birth certificate bandwagon that this may yet turn out to be a trap or dead-end. Obama's campaign could produce a real birth certificate and blame the scan on another "ill-informed staffer"... who is then thrown under the bus.*

AJ Strata believes it is valid.


Barack Obama's policy switches are giving the Left whiplash

Times Online reported Change, it turns out, wasn't all that it was cracked up to be.
Just words.
Having campaigned for the past year as the agent of transformation, the man who would lead an historic shift in America's political direction, Barack Obama is discovering that there is quite a lot he likes about the way things are.
The only change he wants is t live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Since securing the Democratic nomination a few weeks ago, the only change coming from the Illinois senator has been in what he seems to stand for.
That's politics.
... If next week he named Dick Cheney as his running-mate and revealed that he spends his spare time drilling for oil in wildlife habitats, the only surprise would be that it took him so long.
That was supposed to be a secret until after the Convention in August.
... A whimper of pain has gone up from the base. Those who really believed in the Audacity of Hope now fear a Timidity of Despair. Thousands of Obama supporters have signed a petition on his website begging him to reconsider his position on the illegal wiretaps - a seemingly minor campaign issue, but one that carries great talismanic symbolism for civil libertarians.
The real question is after all of these flip flops will they continue donating on the internet at the same levels he is used to.


CNN poll shows Obama going backwards with Democrats

Hot Air reported How’s that backflip to the center working for Barack Obama?
Driving the far left crazy.
According to CNN polling, he has managed to lose Democrats rather than heal the party after an often-bitter primary.
The radical left thought he meant it, rather than just pandering to get their votes.
Hillary Clinton has gained eight points in the poll since conceding to Obama,
She may take him in Denver after all.
and more of her supporters now say they will stay home rather than cast a vote for the man who bested their favorite
Sounds good to me.


I bet the left is ticked off

Multi-National Force - Iraq reported Service members from all over Iraq gathered here today in the Al Faw Palace rotunda on Camp Victory, to re-enlist and celebrate America’s Independence Day. All 1,215 servicemembers celebrated by raising their right hand and pledging to continue defending the ‘land of the free’ in what is the largest re-enlistment ceremony since the all-volunteer force began in 1973, according to the Multi-National Force – Iraq Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt, Maj. Marvin L. Hill.



Friday, July 04, 2008

Kneel down and pray to Allah

Mail Online reported Two schoolboys were given detention after refusing to kneel down and 'pray to Allah' during a religious education lesson.
Do they also make Muslim children pray to God in the name of His Son Jesus Christ and say a Jewish prayer?
Parents were outraged that the two boys from year seven (11 to 12-year-olds) were punished for not wanting to take part in the practical demonstration of how Allah is worshipped.
I can understand why they were upset.
They said forcing their children to take part in the exercise at Alsager High School, near Stoke-on-Trent - which included wearing Muslim headgear - was a breach of their human rights...."Then two boys got detention and all the other children missed their refreshment break because of the teacher.
Isn't that terrible. They missed their snack. Was it Holy Communion?
"Not only was it forced upon them, my daughter was told off for not doing it right. "They'd never done it before and they were supposed to do it in another language."
And saying that prayer, which is called the Shahada, the Muslim profession of faith that "there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah", is what makes them a Muslim.
.... "But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war."
Also from Catholics that don't like non-Cathlics to partake in it even if they are Christian.
Baron Bodissey blogged One of the characteristics of Multiculturalism in the West is that tolerance flows in only one direction.... The mandatory Multicultural disclaimers: I’m not racist. I support diversity in schools and the workplace. Some of my best friends are Muslims.

Pamela blogged The once great empire whimpers and slithers to its death. How painful and sad this is to watch.

Gina Cobb blogged Would your kids do the same if they were asked to pray to someone else's god?

Update 7/9: The teacher has been suspended


Thursday, July 03, 2008

Matthew Yglesias is worried

Matthew Yglesias blogged I don't think anyone can seriously dispute that the current President of the United States violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act or any number of legal commitments to refrain from torture.

I dispute both.

He did not violate FISA, which affects surveillance between "foreign powers" and "agents of foreign powers". The communication he intercepted were between people outside the US, but the communication channels went through the US, and they were communications by enemies of the US in a time of war after we were attached on 9/11.

And waterboarding is not torture. If you want to see torture see what Saddam did to his own citizens.


Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Christopher Hitchens is an idiot

Christopher Hitchens submitted himself to waterboarding for an article in Vanity Fair. He reported You may have read by now the official lie about this treatment, which is that it “simulates” the feeling of drowning. This is not the case. You feel that you are drowning because you are drowning—or, rather, being drowned,
No you are not. Your lungs are higher than the heart. No water can make it up into them.
albeit slowly and under controlled conditions and at the mercy (or otherwise) of those who are applying the pressure. The “board” is the instrument, not the method. You are not being boarded. You are being watered.
Maybe it will help you to grow. It works for plants.
This was very rapidly brought home to me when, on top of the hood, which still admitted a few flashes of random and worrying strobe light to my vision, three layers of enveloping towel were added.... if waterboarding does not constitute torture, then there is no such thing as torture.
You have not got a clue what real torture is.
see-dubya blogged He seems to have recovered pretty well. Occasionally has trouble sleeping. Gee, I sure do hope Khaled Sheikh Mohammed isn’t having any of those lingering after-effects. I’d be pretty sad to learn he wasn’t sleeping soundly.

weasel blogged Torture is any experience so horrible that no-one would consider trying it out simply for the purpose of writing a Vanity Fair article about what it’s like.

Allahpundit blogged The quote from Malcolm Nance suggests that by waterboarding Al Qaeda we’ve only ended up teaching them how to resist the practice, but that’s a risk you absorb whenever you introduce a new weapon or tactic. And given the fact that the practice is reportedly no longer used and was never used all that much to begin with, how big of a risk is it?

Freddy Gray blogged Self-inflicted waterboarding is no joke. Participants risk the following side-effects: a severe increase in self-righteousness and self-pity; a tendency to write really boring copy; and heavy fits of moral outrage.

Phillip Carter blogged Stupid Is As Hitchens Does.


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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Muslim outrage

Mail Online reported A postcard featuring a cute puppy sitting in a policeman's hat advertising a Scottish police force's new telephone number has sparked outrage from Muslims.
Muslims get outraged pretty easily. The cute puppy wasn't sittimg on a Koran, or any sort of Muslim outfit. It was a British policeman's hat.