Hitchens and Prager have a battle of wits with an unarmed man.
Trying to argue with the spokesman for the unindicted co-conspirators is like arguing with a woman. He interrupts, ducks the question, makes fallacious arguments, and accuses his opponents of doing what he’s actually doing. Oh, how I wish Hitch could be there every time Hooper gets air time. But he’d probably finally get fed up with being interrupted. He’s a better man than I am for keeping his cool in this broadcast.
Meanwhile, Jihad Watch is not taking Hooper’s smears lying down.
Tom McClintock, ever fighting the good fight, and the Howard Jarvis folks have teamed up to put an initiative on the ballot to reign in the obscene abuses of eminint domain. Do you vote in California? Read the initiative and sign up on their web site.
When we’re out for walks I teach my daughter that you can’t respect somebody if you don’t respect their property. The government needs to understand that simple lesson. I’ve already ordered my petitions.
Get on it!
The Religion of Peace continues to abuse its own children in “Palestine”, and then try to whitewash it for American audiences.
What a sick, reprehensible, morally-bankrupt culture.
Good news from Iraq would be:
- Good for America
- Good for Iraq
- A problem
Michael Yon’s latest dispatch just puts everything in the MSM to shame. He knows where the story is. And a lot of it will be in Part 2.
Apparently mistaking pranks for crimes is rampant all over the country. This time it’s not sharia, at least. No, it’s just another object lesson in the real crime of letting government run schools.
The principal, vice-principal, cops and district attorney should all be fired for this. But they won’t be.
Well, the citizens of McMinnville can sleep easy knowing that there is so little crime there that the cops have nothing better to do.
When a story like this fails to identify the perp by name or give a description, it used to mean it was someone of a protected race. Now it more likely means his name was Mohammed. Sure, it could turn out to be a disgruntled Bubba. But holding back info just makes me suspicious.
Meanwhile, some fruitbats are voluntarily removing themselves from the gene pool. And Seattle finally has a good idea.
I see no downside. Let’s hope these ideas catch on.
Not only are the taxi drivers ready for Jihad, so is the musical theatre.
There’s nothing quite like Christopher Hitchens indignant. And he has every right to be.
I cannot disagree with a word of his latest on Slate.
This has to stop, and it has to stop right now. There can be no concession to sharia in the United States. When will we see someone detained, or even cautioned, for advocating the burning of books in the name of God? If the police are honestly interested in this sort of “hate crime,” I can help them identify those who spent much of last year uttering physical threats against the republication in this country of some Danish cartoons. In default of impartial prosecution, we have to insist that Muslims take their chance of being upset, just as we who do not subscribe to their arrogant certainties are revolted every day by the hideous behavior of the parties of God.
Read the whole thing.
Michelle Malkin has a pop quiz.
A comment at Jihad Watch has a funny idea:
Call the NY ACLU. Demand they take action.
AllahPundit has a legal rundown making it clear that, at most, the Koran flusher could be charged with petty theft.
If CAIR – the pro-terrorist, unindicted co-conspirators – and its ilk can get away with calling for this kind of malicious prosecution that does more to lose the war than anything AQ could pull off in Iraq.
We need a firestorm of protest to descend on that prosecutor’s office. And on CAIR.
Apparently dhimmitude has already replaced free speech right here in our own country.
I’ve received an email from Stanislav Shmulevich, who has been arrested in New York for putting a Koran in a toilet at Pace University. And his case is even more outrageous than we first reported.
First, Shmulevich was arrested and jailed for 24 hours. Second, he’s not facing misdemeanor charges—he’s being charged with two felonies, criminal mischief and aggravated harassment.
Felonies. For putting a book in a toilet.
It’s time to put both a Bible and a Koran in every toilet. See who complains.
Obesity can be a symptom of giving in to peer pressure. They needed a study for this?
Much more interesting is the idea that brain structure influences resistence to peer pressure.
So I propose a new study: Do people with the good cerebral connectivity tend to remain thin in spite of having fat friends?
Especially as a solar energy medium.
Biomass energy will eat up too much land and agriculture will generate too much pollution with a poor ratio of Energy Return On Energy Invested (EROEI). Synthetically created photovoltaic materials will convert sunlight to energy far more efficiently than plants can manage. This fact might one day enable nanobots to outcompete DNA-based life. But for the foreseeable future the use of photovoltaics instead of biomass energy will protect nature.
Once we figure out a way to cart the energy for our electric motors with us – something that works better and weighs less than batteries – lots of interesting possibilites open up. I’ve ridden in a prototype of one (and will beg my coworker for a ride when he gets his) and even aircraft could get in on the fun.
In any case, biomass fuels, especially ethanol from corn, are a massively stupid idea (unless you happen to raise corn). Already this idiocy is playing havoc with the economy of Mexico. Even if it didn’t cost more oil to produce ethanol than the oil that’s replaced by it it would be dumb.
I hope you were reading Michael Yon’s dispatches while I was away. Read Bird’s Eye View, 7 Rules, 1 Oath and his tribute to General Wayne Downing.
But do NOT miss the amazing story of a Stryker and it’s crew: Superman.
One of the great things about the web is the ease with which one may have a spirited discussion on important issues.
You know, like raping and killing women and children.
(Hint: Make her a slave first, and then it’s not rape. Brilliant!)
If there’s a worse religion than Islam, one which has more than a dozen members, please let me know.
The instapundit seems to think the FBI still has some.
I think he may have forgotten about this and this, among other things.
I’m reminded of a post-9/11 visit we had from a member of the Berkeley Bomb Squad, who was showing us how to recognize dangerous packages in the mail. He showed us a lumpy envelope with wires sticking out of a corner. “This,” he explained, “Is what we call an ‘FBI clue’”.
If this is real it’s good news.
Sharif, a surgeon who is still known by his underground name of “Dr Fadl”, is famous as the author of the Salafi jihadists’ “bible” – Foundations of Preparation for Holy War. He worked with Ayman al-Zawahiri, another Egyptian doctor and now Bin Laden’s deputy, before being kidnapped in Yemen after 9/11, interrogated by the CIA and extradited to Egypt where has been serving a life sentence since 2004.
Sharif recently gave an electrifying foretaste of his conversion by condemning killings on the basis of nationality and colour of skin and the targeting of women and children, citing the Qur’anic injunction: “Fight in the cause of God those who fight you, but do not transgress the limits; for God loveth not transgressors.” Armed operations were wrong, counterproductive and must cease, he declared sternly.
There’s a story behind this.
Don’t ask me what it is.
Keep an eye on the schools. Our friends, the Saudis, have designs on the children.
Not just the musical chairs at the yet-to-be campaign, but a very bad choice for who got to sit down when the music stopped.
Explain yourself, Fred. Please.
America’s best newspaper is shutting down.
I can remember a time, a little over twenty years ago, when we said if this cartoon gig at Pixar didn’t work out we’d all go to Florida and apply to work at the WWN. I wanted to write the Ed Anger column.
The Jihadist enemy and the Democrats in Congress seem to be on the same page on a lot of things. They both see America as evil and want it to lose the war. In support of that common goal they both want us to abandon Iraq.
The difference is that al Qaeda seems to actually worry that they might be losing.
England may be going down in flames, but there’s hope for Scotland. And it’s not only the taxi drivers the Jihadi must fear. It’s the baggage handlers.
Celebrated in song, no less.
You won’t believe what they’re trying now.
Published to cricket-chirping silence in the Federal Register on April 13, 2007 was a rule proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to govern the manufacture, transport, and distribution of explosives.
The Alice-in-Wonderland aspect is that the rule includes small arms ammunition and reloading components like smokeless propellant and small arms primers in its definition of “explosives.” If the rule were implemented as written, it would effectively eliminate the manufacture, transport, wholesaling and retailing of ammunition in the United States.
You read that correctly.
Tomorrow is his centenary. John Derbyshire has posted a most encouraging essay which was part of the old “This I Believe” series. Words from half a century ago, worthy of reading today.
Michael Yon has a very encouraging update on Arrowhead Ripper, Day 16.
As with the Battle for Mosul, which I held in near monopoly for about five months during 2005, the most interesting parts of the Battle for Baqubah are unfolding after the major fighting ends. But as the guns cool, the media stops raining and starts evaporating, or begins making only short visits of a week or so.
The big news on the streets today is that the people of Baqubah are generally ecstatic, although many hold in reserve a serious concern that we will abandon them again. For many Iraqis, we have morphed from being invaders to occupiers to members of a tribe. I call it the “al Ameriki tribe,” or “tribe America.”
There’s also a horrifying description of what al Qaeda used to do to families there. These guys really are sub-human. May they all soon be dead.
They are to be on the lookout for “people doing things“.
“We ask the public to report any behaviors by various people that may or may not be of a suspicious nature,” said Lt. Clive Jameson of the Metropolitan Police Service. “We further ask the public to be especially vigilant for activities of broad stratas of people who may be from countries of some sort, especially those within the eastern and/or western hemisphere.”
The elevated alert levels come on the heels of a week when London and Glasgow narrowly escaped potential events that intelligence experts say may have been related to diverse groups of people doing things. Initially police had specifically asked the public for information relating to doctors driving automobiles, but that initial warning brought angry denunciations from the British Medical Association and the UK Automobile Association.
IowaHawk needs to be careful: The British (and the EU) are rapidly becoming satire-proof.
He hasn’t even declared his candidacy yet, and the Left is getting the vapors. They’ve already tasked Associated (with terrorists) Press with a laughably weak hit job.
His stump speech consists of broad conservative themes, talk of bipartisanship and commentary on issues of the day, but it largely lacks any vision for the future of the country. He deflects questions on what a Thompson presidency would look like and demurs when pressed for specific proposals for how to fix the nation’s ills. He opines on hot topics, from taxes to terrorism, in online columns and on his Web site, usually without being challenged. His campaign-trail time is minimal, largely limited to giving speeches at state GOP events.
Get it? He has no substance because he’s not campaigning yet.
In an interview with Sean Hannity he said he deliberately hasn’t started campaigning because campaigns are too long, it’s too easy to get your message out via new media, and because he “didn’t want to play their game.” So here’s the MSM banging its spoon on the high chair because he won’t play their game.
They’re obviously terrified. Wonderful.
He must be completely off of it to have allowed this to happen.
The White House has admitted to a senior government official that it did not vet the audience members in attendance at President Bush’s speech last week at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C., despite having been warned of the potential presence of individuals who might have triggered national security concerns.
Read the whole thing – after you make sure the Pepto is handy.