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Stupid is stupid

Saturday, 12:23 pm

By Cyn




partly cloudy

OK, you read thisFreshman GOPer did not knowpartly cloudyand draw your own conclusions.  I find it scary, not surprising, but scary.  When I first read this, my thought was, “and these people breed AND vote.” That thought was closely followed by “wait, not only does she VOTE, but other people voted for her.”

If you ever wonder how Sharon Engel, Michelle Bachmann, that dipshit from Maryland(??), cannot think now of where she is from, the one who professed to be a witch--oh and wait, I have another article about witches to post here for your reading pleasure--ever got elected, wonder no more.  People are ignorant and uninformed (or just plain don’t care) and becoming more so by the minute. 

But this one, this one has me shaking my head.  Apparently she lives in a cave and only comes out (like the groundhog) to make a speech and then goes back inside again.



PS I LOVE the snowpacalypse button.  Can’t wait to use it.  Oh maybe I shouldn’t say that!! ;)


Political terms

Wednesday, 10:27 pm

By Kate




light snow

Listening to the news a while ago, the segment on Egypt came on the teevee. I believe it was Comcast New England Cable News Network. Anyway, the reporter described the pro-democracy protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square today as Mob Rule. Get that? Mob rule. Despite Mubarak’s thugs being out with their Molotov Cocktails and steel bar batons beating the ever-loving crap out of the protesters, the ones getting the crap beaten out of them were the ones identified as participating in Mob Rule. Those thugs doing the beating and bomb throwing who were captured proved to be plain clothes cops and Mubarak operatives with substantiating I.D. But they weren’t described as thugs or anything. Nooo...they were pro-government supporters. It is, apparently, in someone’s best interests to downplay the pro-democracy movement in Egypt and encourage us to be sympathetic to the pro-Mubarak supporters. (Notice how many of the pro-Mubarak signs are in English?) You kind of have to wonder why our news people want us to be sympathetic to the government thugs. Is it because the reporters are simply dumber than a box of rocks or do they have a vested interest in the outcome of this little dust up in the desert? I would like to know.

I thought bringing in the camels for foreign consumption was an especially nice touch. Camels in downtown Cairo? Really?

I heard that CNN’s Anderson Cooper got his head bashed in by pro-Mubarak supporters today. I wonder what his take on the subject is tonight. He was busy sucking up to the pro-Mubarak supporters just minutes before their batons cracked him over the skull.

Mob Rule vs Pro-Government supporters. Dear Comcast, your politics are showing (or your stupidity and I don’t believe that for a moment). It’s not flattering. You would prefer to lend support to a vicious dictator and adopt a “screw the people” attitude? My goodness. Who would have guessed. Who exactly are you protecting...and why? That’s a place where most Americans aren’t ready to go.

I feel sorry for the Egyptians and I offer them my worthless support from thousands of miles away. And a fervent wish that they succeed in ousting Mubarak and his government. They have to triumph or the government forces will track them down from the miles and miles of video coverage and torture them to death at leisure. That’s the way it works in Egypt. The people must triumph completely.


For those who would like more information from some of the horses’ mouths and where lively discussion is encouraged and where idealism and honor are still highly valued, I’d urge you to visit Mondoweiss. It is one of the finest resources on the Middle East on the intertubes. A fine community of bright people who care about justice and human beings.


Mute button

Wednesday, 4:37 pm

By Kate




I turned the television on to catch the early news and weather. Immediately an ad came on for a local Republican teabaggy candidate. About all this Republican says is “I’m going to cut taxes. I’m in favor of cutting taxes.” I wonder if he would enjoy living in his perfect free market, totally tax-free, privatized society. I have a feeling not. By the time he and his cronies had finished privatizing everything and paid the fees for every big and little service and road use that they currently take for granted, they’d probably look back fondly on the whole idea of taxation and somehow the whole mess would be the Democrats’ fault.

But anyway. The ads are on in full force and I refuse to listen to or watch them. They are like fingernails down a blackboard. Every time one comes on I hit the mute button. Their ad money is wasted on me. Guess that’s a good thing.


Feeding the hate

Sunday, 9:53 pm

By Kate





The following tortured piece arrived in my email this afternoon. It came from an individual who we might charitably call conservative, although I believe she has gone well over the edge into right wing lunacy. But she is sincere. She is sincerely afraid of many things. And Muslims currently top the list. When you are sincerely afraid, you most certainly need a villain. And since the Russians and Communists don’t fit the bill anymore, it falls to those 1.5 or more billion Muslims to step up because 9 of those 1.5 or more billion did something really, really bad.

If you go go through this email line by line to pick out the logical fallacies, misinformation, blatant bigotry based on nothing but bigotry, there’s not much left. And while it might not alarm a whole lot of delicately shaded Americans to read garbage like this, I am sure that living as an average, law-abiding Muslim-American is absolutely terrifying these days. This sort of trash is feeding a growing hatred with misinformation and sheer nastiness disguised as scholarship. This sort of stuff is going to end up being deadly for someone (or many someones) who never harmed a soul.

Muslim Americans are the folks who have greater cause for fear and I think it is intolerable and unforgivable that our politicians, clergy, and media aren’t making a huge and loud stink about the rampant bigotry that has become politically correct in this country. As we might have observed recently, more than a few are buying into it as a political or ratings expediency. The few lone voices of reason are being drowned out.


Islam Explained in Layman’s Terms
(Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book:  Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat.)

Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult.  In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.

Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components.  The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.

Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.

When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well. Here’s how it works:

As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens.  This is the case in:

United States—Muslim 0.6%
Australia—Muslim 1.5%
Canada—Muslim 1.9%
China—Muslim 1.8%
Italy—Muslim 1.5%
Norway—Muslim 1.8%

At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.  This is happening in:

Denmark—Muslim 2%
Germany—Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom—Muslim 2.7%
Spain—Muslim 4%
Thailand—Muslim 4.6%

From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.  For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims.  They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves—along with threats for failure to comply.  This is occurring in:

France—Muslim 8%
Sweden—Muslim 5%
Switzerland—Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands—Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad & Tobago—Muslim 5.8%

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions.  In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings.  Any non-Muslim action offends Islam and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam, with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam.  Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections in:

Guyana—Muslim 10%
India—Muslim 13.4%
Israel—Muslim 16%
Kenya—Muslim 10%
Russia—Muslim 15%

After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

Ethiopia—Muslim 32.8%

At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

Bosnia—Muslim 40%
Chad—Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon—Muslim 59.7%

From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic
cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

Albania—Muslim 70%
Malaysia—Muslim 60.4%
Qatar—Muslim 77..5%
Sudan—Muslim 70%

After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

Bangladesh—Muslim 83%
Egypt—Muslim 90%
Gaza—Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia—Muslim 86.1%
Iran—Muslim 98%
Iraq—Muslim 97%
Jordan—Muslim 92%
Morocco—Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan—Muslim 97%
Palestine—Muslim 99%
Syria—Muslim 90%
Tajikistan—Muslim 90%
Turkey—Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates—Muslim 96%

100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’—the Islamic House of Peace.  Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madra sses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

Afghanistan—Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia—Muslim 100%
Somalia—Muslim 100%
Yemen—Muslim 100%

Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

“Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe against the world, and all of us against the infidel.”—Leon Uris, ‘TheHaj’

It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law.  The national police do not even enter these ghettos.  There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities.  In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large.  The children attend madrasses.  They learn only the Koran.  To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death.  Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.

Today’s 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world’s population.  But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers.  Muslims will exceed 50% of the world’s population by the end of this century. (Ponder this for a moment)

Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book:  Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, today we are letting the fox guard the hen-house.  The wolves will be herding the sheep!

Obama appoints two devout Muslims to Homeland Security posts.  Doesn’t this make you feel safer already?

Obama and Janet Napolitano appoint Arif Alikhan, ‘a devout Muslim’, as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development.

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swore in Kareem Shora, ‘a devout Muslim’ who was born in Damascus, Syria, as ADC National Executive Director as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).

*NOTE: Has anyone ever heard a new government official being identified as a devout Catholic, a devout Jew or a devout Protestant...?  Just wondering.

Devout Muslims being appointed to critical Homeland Security positions? Doesn’t this make you feel safer already??

Was it not “Devout Muslim men” who flew planes into U.S. buildings 9 years ago?

Was it not a Devout Muslim who killed 13 at Fort Hood?

Please forward this important information to any who cares about the future of our country

50% by the end of the century is a frightening statistic!



The Gauntlet has been thrown down

Saturday, 10:37 am

By Kate




partly cloudy

Oh.My.God. A neighbor across the street just installed two Tea Party candidates’ signs in her front lawn. Where I can’t miss them whenever I walk out my front door. I knew there was something off about her. I hate those signs. I hate them with a rich, deep, and abiding passion. If I wasn’t the person I am, I would rip them out of the ground some dark foggy night. But, I’m fair minded. Kind of. I believe, however, the answer to this is two signs for Democrats in my front yard. The Democratiest Democrats that I can find.



Sunday, 8:26 pm

By Cyn




clear night

If you love Sarah Palin then don’t click on the link and don’t read any further.  But if you just roll your eyes, shrug your shoulders and wonder - out loud or to yourself - how she continues to pull the wool over so many eyes, then go for it--click the link, read the story.  And while you are at it, click through the archives on Palingates (the blog) and then you can really roll your eyes and wonder about a lot of things.

Anyone listen to excerpts of her speech to the NRA?  Of course, I only heard the soundbites that made the news, but the one that got me was when she said something to the effect that President Obama and the democrats would take away guns and ammunition IF THEY COULD.  Apparently someone has told her to not say they SAID that so now she is putting words and thoughts into the president’s head.  He would take those things away IF he could.  Hmmm.  She just makes my blood boil.  Anyway, read and enjoy............or not!



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