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Archive for 18 February 2008
So, let me see if I’ve got this right….women were stopped from voting at the “women only” voting booth, because, they were….well….women?
Video provided to CNN shows an al Qaeda in Iraq firing squad executing one-time allies — fellow Sunni extremists — who were not loyal enough to the terror organization, coalition military analysts said.
In the video provided by coalition military officials, armed men wearing masks are shown standing behind nine kneeling men, all of whom are wearing blindfolds or hoods with their hands presumably tied behind their backs. The video shows the men being executed.
“Al Qaeda in Iraq, which is foreign led and foreign dominated here inside Iraq, is killing off other Sunni groups that are certainly not supportive of the government of Iraq, currently, or of the foreign occupation, but are not sharing the same ideology that al Qaeda in Iraq has,” Rear Adm. Gregory Smith said.
The video was recovered late last year during a raid on a compound near Samarra that was being used for killing and torture, a coalition official said.
A number of documents — some found in the same raid — bolster the coalition notion that al Qaeda in Iraq is waging a violent campaign against its former allies, intelligence analysts said.
These are the same folks Cindy Moonbat and her buds call “freedom fighters”? How long would it take before their al Qaeda friends shot them in the back of the head, or cut them off altogether?
The Islamist bubble
By SAUL SINGER
Here’s a word that ought to be reintroduced into our vocabulary: winning. To his credit, John McCain, in his speech to a conservative convention, used the “w” word. “I intend to win the war,” he said, speaking of Iraq.
But Iraq is not the only war that needs to be won. Or more precisely, it is only part of the war. And the whole war is eminently winnable.
There is a feeling in the air that if we are in a war at all, it is an unwinnable one, or one that will be with us for generations. In attempting to rally Americans, President George Bush has understandably urged perseverance and promised ultimate victory, but the net result has been to reinforce a sense of endless conflict and stalemate.
In the back of our minds, we assume that the West will eventually be victorious against militant Islamism, just as we were against Soviet communism and Nazi fascism. But those victories are not exactly ideal models.
In a letter to the Memphis Commercial Appeal:
I would imagine that a small minority of students causes the majority of the problems in our city high schools. When these few students create their daily chaos, I imagine other students follow their leadership, and the percentage of students causing chaos increases.
Is there any way to suspend and remove this small group of troublemakers from our high schools? We can’t afford to let these few chaos leaders control the school learning environment.
Let’s not paddle them; let’s remove them to designated schools, staffed with trained personnel who can handle their aggressive behavior. Consistently removing the chaos leaders should also produce less aggressive behavior from the chaos followers. Let’s give all our attention to the majority of the student body that wants to learn and build school community.
Mr. Roach is quite correct. Remove the major trouble makers, and the mob will have no one to follow.
The question of what to do with the ring leaders?Â How about finding them a nice cell in juvie until they can behave like civilized human beings.Â No?Â Well then, I’m sure there is a nice deserted island somewhere, just begging to be trashed.Â Perhaps there is a vacant island in the Aleutians?
….only to put it out there. My impression? Sorry, this guy doesn’t look like the “limo type”, but hey, who knows.
There are many reasons NOT to vote for Obama, lack of substance being just one. No, his skin color is NOT a reason. I’d vote for J.C. Watts in a heartbeat!
H/T: Chicago Ray
Ya ever have one of those days?Â I’m having one….for the second day in a row.Â Nothing is really peaking my interest!Â I guess I’m in an “I don’t give a happy crap” mode.
Path of the Moon through Earth’s umbral and penumbral shadows
during the Total Lunar Eclipse of February 20, 2008.
(Eastern Standard Time)
Naturally, it’s suppose to rain here Wednesday night.Â
“It’s the least desirable outcome for the banking sector, it suggests the market can’t find a market solution for this,” said Rob Carnell, an economist for ING in London.
“It also throws a doubt of credibility into the government’s ability to manage the economy.”
Gasp! You mean the gubmint isn’t the answer to everything? (insert massive sarcasm here)
Many female soldiers hoping to start families face the prospect of missing most of their child’s first year. The Army grants six weeks of maternity leave before a new mother must return to her job or training, and four months until she can be sent to a war zone. The Marine Corps and Navy allow from six months to a year before a new mother must deploy.
I will be the first to admit it…..I am a sexist! If you want to start a family, you picked the wrong career. I do believe men and women are different. We’re wired differently: we’re different physically, mentally, and emotionally. You can take your feminazi B.S. and blow it outcher wazoo.
Two more people have been hanged in Iran, the daily Etemad newspaper reported.
The hangings took place early on Sunday in Mashad, western Iran, and bring to 35 the number of people executed this year by hanging, the paper said.
At least 298 people were executed in 2007, almost twice as many as in 2006.
Iran has one of the highest execution rates in the world. Methods of execution include hanging and stoning.
Wonder what their crime was…..listening to music? Not liking the oppressive regime? Having a stray hair showing?
It brings to a climax a showdown between the West, which argues that Serbiaâ€™s brutal subjugation of Kosovoâ€™s ethnic Albanian majority cost it any right to rule the territory, and the Serbian government and its allies in the Kremlin. They counter that Kosovoâ€™s independence is a reckless breach of international law that will spur other secessionist movements across the world.
Well, this might get ‘interesting’.
Polls have closed in Pakistan, where voters turned out to elect a new parliament and mark the country’s transition from military rule to a democracy. Threats of violence appeared to keep voter turnout low. The vote comes amid concerns of violence and allegations that the results may be rigged.
Wanna speculate in whose favor they ‘may be rigged’?
In a letter of condolences following last week’s assassination of Hizbullah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh, Jafari said: “I am convinced that with every passing day Hizbullah’s might is increasing and in the near future, we will witness the disappearance of this cancerous growth Israel by means of the Hizbullah fighters’ radiation [therapy].”
In the letter, in which Jafari consoled Nasrallah over the death of the “martyr,” he continued: “There’s no doubt that the death of this loyal fighter will strengthen the resolve of all revolutionary Muslims and fighters in the struggle against the Zionist regime, particularly the resolve of those who fought by this martyr’s side.”
Anyone who praises murderous trash doesn’t deserver to live themselves. That sure sounds like a threat to me.
Former first lady Nancy Reagan was hospitalized after falling in her home in Bel-Air but is doing well, her spokeswoman said.
Reagan, 86, was taken to St. John’s Health Center, where doctors determined she did not break a hip Sunday as feared, spokeswoman Joanne Drake said.
Glad she doing ok.
Sheriff Esco Jarnagin thinks bootlegging is making a comeback because of a concentration of illegal immigrants and a new state law that requires everyone, no matter how old, to be carded when buying a six-pack.
“You can’t buy beer unless you’ve got ID,” Jarnagin said. “Illegals don’t have ID, but it seems like a lot of them still drink, so they’ve got to either steal it or buy it from a bootlegger.”
One more reason to seal the border!
The outgoing head of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force issued a declaration recently that stunned both the homosexual activist and pro-family movements. At the group’s national conference in Detroit, executive director Matt Foreman said, “Folks, with 70 percent of the people in this country living with HIV being gay or bi [bi-sexual], we cannot deny that HIV is a gay disease. We have to own that and face up to that.”
People are stunned when someone states the obvious? Well, I suppose some would be if they live in rose colored glasses.
A half-century of herbicides, chemicals and pollution have weakened the reproductive capacity of males – be they frogs, horses or humans, a Colorado State University researcher says.
Sperm counts are dropping about 1 percent a year; testicular cancer in young men has tripled in 50 years; male frogs aren’t developing the voice boxes they need to attract mates.
I’m not disputing their findings, but seriously, if the reproductivity in young human males has dropped, why is the pregnancy rate so high in young human females?
A suicide car bomber targeting a Canadian military convoy killed 37 civilians at a busy market in southern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said.
If these animals are targeting the military, why are so many civilians dying?
Rescue crews searched door-to-door for people trapped in wreckage after a tornado crashed through town, part of a wild weekend of weather that also included rain, snow and flooding in the Midwest.
No fatalities were immediately reported in Prattville, outside Montgomery, but two people were critically injured, said Fire Department official Dallis Johnson.
Things can be replaced, people can’t.Â Praying for the injured.