An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 21 June 2010
A Pakistan-born U.S. citizen pleaded guilty Monday to carrying out the failed Times Square car bombing, saying he wanted it known that unless the U.S. stops attacking Muslim lands, “we will be attacking U.S.”
Well, I say shoot him. He says he’s guilty, and I’m going to take his word for it, so why should taxpayers support that bag of useless bones for any length of time? Shoot him. One bullet, behind the ear. Justice served.
Considering it was children the pig was targeting, perhaps there should be a little extra pain involved. Knee caps and elbows. Ok, make that 5 bullets.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad went on a tirade against the United States and the Jewish people in a speech given last week in Shahre-Kord in central Iran. The speech was printed in Iran’s Fars media and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
Among other things, Ahmadinejad announced a new goal: “liberating” the US.
“I hereby announce that from this point forward, one of the Iranian nation’s main aspirations will be to deliver the American people from [its] undemocratic and bullying government,” he said.
Holy crap! I actually agree with ONE thing Ahmadinnerjacket says. We do have a bullying government. However, the USA is NOT a democracy, and we sure as hell don’t need ‘liberating’ by someone who is many fries short of a Happy Meal.
He also condemned Jews and Israel, saying “the West” had “gathered the filthiest and greatest of criminals, who only appear to be human from all corners of the earth… so that they would occupy the lands of Palestine.”
Are all Muslim dictators this ignorant about history? FACTUAL history? Insulting the Jewish people seems to be a Muslim habit. Jealousy is an ugly thing, and this is more evidence that people like ‘dinnerjacket are extremely jealous of the success of Israel.
Ahmadinejad’s statements follow the imposition of a fourth round of sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program. The Iranian president said the sanctions do not concern him. “Why must I worry, when I have a plan to change the world… [to change] the unilateral and discriminatory world order?” he asked.
The discrimination comes completely from the Muslim world. Israeli Arabs have more freedom the any Jew living in a Muslim country….what few there are left.
I don’t know why I hate Mondays. It’s not like I have to get up and go to work or anything. Maybe it’s just a psychological hangover from when I did get up and head to work at the crack of dawn? Who knows. These days, though, I think it’s because we find out all the nasty things that the administration has pulled over the weekend. The Friday evening announcements that rarely get covered in the news because there is so much else happening Monday morning type thing? Could be. And seriously, how many ways can you say “I miss my country”, or “I detest that POS”, or……… You get the picture.
So, yep….having a Monday. And I hate it!
Last year, GM CEO Rick Wagoner “voluntarily” stepped aside when Washington took over his company. BP is “voluntarily” setting up a $20 billion escrow account. And now, states are being pushed to “voluntarily” adopt national education standards and tests.
It all began when the Obama administration used its $4.35 billion Race to the Top competitive grant fund as an incentive for states to adopt standards under development by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers (one of the “education blob” groups that protects the status quo against parent-empowering reforms). Initially, the competition was enough of an incentive to get 48 states – all but Alaska and Texas – to go along with the idea of national standards. Alaska and Texas chose not to apply for Race to the Top funding because of the provision requiring adoption of national standards. Texas Gov. Rick Perry stated that the Obama administration’s requirement that states adopt national standards “is an effort to undermine states’ authority to determine how their students are educated, and is clearly aimed at circumventing laws prohibiting national standards.”