Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Why the Islamic world hasn't achieved much of anything in the last thousand years, Part 11,234,351...

Islamic Scholars: Nudity Invalidates Marriage

So, while the rest of the world works on developing faster computers, missions to Mars, cleaner energy, safer automobiles, and various other things to help make the planet a better place to live, Islamic scholars are hard at work debating whether or not being naked during sex invalidates a marriage. Seems like that is definitely what they need to be focused on right now. Well, that, and thinking up new ways to blame Israel for everything.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

IED found in Bay Area Starbucks...

The SF Gate is reporting that a deadly pipe bomb has just been diffused by police in a bay area Starbucks coffee shop.

Via Michelle Malkin.

I'm making a bet with myself that outside of the conservative blogosphere, this story goes absolutely nowhere. There are no apparent links to al Qaeda (far too small-scale), and this device was more than likely planted by a leftist/anarchist group looking to somehow take down the government (by killing lots of innocent civilians--sound familiar?).

So of course the mainstream media will pay no attention whatsoever, as they would not want to paint a leftist group in a poor light. In fact, it is now nearly five hours since Michelle Malkin reported this incident, and the only major news outlet that I can find giving it any coverage at all is CNN International, with a small article.

The silence on this matter speaks volumes about the media bias in this country. Can you imagine the coverage if a similar device was found at an abortion clinic? I guarantee that Katie Couric would be broadcasting live from there tomorrow morning. Likewise, had the bomb been planted by an Islamic terrorist cell, we'd also have wall-to-wall coverage... the headlines would read "Islamic terror cell plants bomb in starbucks... Bush anti-terror strategy called into question". Then Nancy Pelosi would give a speech about how dangerous our course of action has been, and how we need a 'new vision' or something like that.

But because there is no angle to make conservatives/republicans/George W. Bush look bad, the general public will not hear a peep on the subject. There will be no investigative reports into the leftist pro-terror groups that infest our college campuses. There will be no expose on radical environmentalists or the hardcore communists that run the anti-corporate and anti-war movements. And when the granola-eating hippies that planted the bomb are found, you won't hear a single word about that either. Left-leaning criminals are almost always given a free pass by our media. From Tookie to Mumia to the terrorists at the ELF and ALF, the mainstream media simply has no interest in exposing their intellectual fellow travelers to the harsh light of public scrutiny.

To me, and to most Americans, I think, a pipe bomb planted in a suburban Starbucks is a pretty big deal. It's certainly newsworthy. I'd like to know who did it. I'd like to hear more about their motivation and what kind of groups they belong to. I'd also like to see them brought to justice for their crimes. It's too bad that the media in this country is so far detached from mainstream thought that it can no longer bring itself to tell anything resembling the truth if it happens to compromise their own self-righteous political correctness.

For a liberal take on this article, and my response, please check out The Silicon Gadfly.

UPDATE: It appears the device was not a live bomb, but either a dummy device planted on purpose or a flashlight casing left there accidentaly. The news blackout on this continues.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Will somebody please shoot Hugo Chavez? And Fidel Castro?

(And if they happen to hit Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover while they're at it, all the better.)


I've just about had it with rich, spoiled American celebrities kissing the asses of tyrannical Marxist dictators in Latin America. I could go on to list the many historical evils of communism, and how it is enjoying something of a renaissance in Latin America thanks to Fidel Castro and his well-moneyed lover, Hugo Chavez. But honestly, how many people have to be slaughtered; how many dissidents must be jailed; how many innocent citizens must be disappeared and worse in the name of 'revolution' before these useful idiots wake up and realize what they're supporting?

Or is it that they do know exactly what they're supporting? Either way it's disgraceful. And quite frankly, the spread of communism must be stopped... again. We spent 50 years ridding the world of the Soviet evil empire; now we need to stamp it out in our backyard once and for all. And when American citizens (and our most privileged at that) travel to these dictatorships to denounce our country on enemy soil and praise the communist 'revolution', then they must be dealt with in the most grave manner available. Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, and the rest of their group should be promptly tried and shot for treason. And the UN should apologize for the anti-American sermonizing that they have allowed to occur during this 'goodwill mission' to Venezuela.

It's time to get tough with these people. If they wish to avoid a firing squad, why not just take up permanant residence in the revolutionary utopia they so adore?

Friday, January 06, 2006

Just in case anyone is wondering who the real base of the Democratic party is...

Please see this.

Especially this.

These pictures have been seen around the internet, but they definitely warrant frequent reposting, as it cannot be stressed enough how dangerously radical the left in this country has become. And likewise, it also cannot be stressed enough how much influence these people carry in the mainstream of the democratic party. Be it through the tacit approval they get from left wing politicians in DC who refuse to criticize their vile message, or the mainstream media's absolute unwillingness to show them in anything but a positive light, or the way radical college professors are encouraged to indoctrinate their students into leftist ideology, these people are indeed the core of the modern democratic party.

I have a lot of personal experience with these people from my days as the NY leader of ProtestWarrior, and believe me, they are every bit as violent, intolerant, anti-semitic, unreasonable and downright frightening as these pictures make them out to be.

The argument has been made that they are a small minority; an ugly and vocal group that we focus on because of their outlandish messages and violent antics. And when I first got involved politically a couple of years ago, I basically believed that as well. After all, like most Americans, I had little experience with them firsthand. But, over time, I came to the realization that they are simply not the small, harmless minority in a vast sea of ideas that the media would have you believe. Quite simply, these people are everywhere, you just don't know about them because the media refuses to cover them.

Case in point; during the Republican Convention in NY, there was of course a massive anti-Bush protest that we attended. Some estimates put the crowd at nearly a million people overall. Our group broke up into 7 small teams and entered the march at 7 different places and times (about a half-hour apart). Logic would dictate that small groups of 8-10 people each in a crowd of a million would have a hard time finding the few troublemakers with hateful signs, if in fact they were such a minority. This, needless to say, was not the case. Each of our individual teams was violently assaulted and ejected from the crowd. Each of them did nothing more than show up in the march with their own signs, and without exception their signs were quickly destroyed by the crowd, and they were punched, kicked, tripped and removed by the 'peace' protestors. Without exception. And with the cheering approval of the rest of the crowd (see the ProtestWarrior site for the videos).

Alas, this is of course not an isolated incident by any means. There has literally never been a left-wing demonstration that I have seen or attended that has not included vile, hateful messages, and violence against those who would dare to utter an opinion contrary to what they believe. You don't have to take my word for it either. I would encourage everyone to attend a leftist rally if you can. Try talking to some of the people. Try disagreeing with them. See what happens. Money back guarantee that you will walk away from there with a whole new perspective on politics and the importance of ensuring that the left is never again allowed a degree of power in this country. Just remember, you may not like every republican out there, but these are the people you are helping by not being involved.