Friday, February 03, 2006

Religion of Peace Gently Questions Western Values

Seems as if they have a slight problem with freedom of expression.

Well... they don't seem to be questioning their freedom to express a desire to kill us. Did I say "kill"?

Sorry, I meant:






Okay guys, we get it!

H/T Michelle Malkin

And oh, this "demonstration" took place in London... not Damascus. Does that hit anyone else the way it hits me?
The Bush Recession

May it continue!
This is What the Hub-bub's About

Muslims Fundamentlists are rioting worldwide because of the horrible, graphic images of Mohammed published in a Danish newspaper.

My God!!! The HORROR!!!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

The Warm Soothing Fuzzy of an Arch-Martriarch

From an online debate between "The Battle of the Kates". Kate Michelman, former president of NARAL Pro-Choice America and author of "With Liberty And Justice for All: A Life Spent Protecting the Right to Choose," and Kate O'Beirne, former vice president of the Heritage Foundation and author of "Women Who Make the World Worse"

Question from Rockville Centre, N.Y.: With more women enrolled in 4-year colleges and universities than men these days in the United States. Do you believe that its is time that the education system began addressing this imbalance to increase male enrollment in higher learning?

Kate Michelman: We just need to inspire more men to learn!
What a dismissive, patronizing bitch. But as they say, "when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like some guy's head".

Central Iowa Citizen Journalist's Soiree

Okay, okay... it's a Blogger Bash - just trying to add a bit 'o class to the event is all.

Where - Raccoon River Brewing Co. 10th and Mulberry in beautiful downtown Des Moines, Iowa.

When - Saturday, Feb 4th at about 7:00 p.m.

Why - Uh... 'cause it's fun

Who - Central Iowa's finest Bloggers, friends and hangers on

Come join us! Just look for the geeky looking group with laptops.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

SOTU Speech

Workman like job from GWB.

Good on foreign affairs. Clear on radical Islam, Iran, and the Palestinians.

Some new program to teach lazy high schoolers science to make the country more internationally competitive in technology. Yeah... right. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Hillary's not-so-subtle eye rolling will win her exactly zero male votes in 2008. She's the only politician that could teach W a thing or two about smirking. Unless the Republicans run a pedophile, drug dealing, ex-Enron Executive, she does not have a snowball's chance in hell.

And what do the talking heads say...? Wow, I've never seen the Congress this partisan and divided. Wow... what tremendous insight.
Democrats Eat Their Own

From Dana Milbank's piece in today's Washington Post.
Right on cue, liberal activists including Cindy Sheehan and Ramsey Clark gathered yesterday at the Busboys & Poets restaurant and bookshop at 14th and V streets NW for what they billed as a forum on "The Impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney." But the participants, while charging the administration with "crimes against humanity," a "war of aggression" and even "the supreme international crime," inevitably turned their wrath on congressional Democrats, whom they regarded as a bunch of wimps.
To quote Flounder from Animal House (another relic of the 1970's): "This is gonna be great!"

Update - Giant gasbag threatens to go nova.

New Update - Jeff Goldstein has more with a limerick from proudvastrightwingconspirator in the comments:

There once was a Doctor named Dean,
who habitually vented his spleen.
now his latest screed, against Harry Reid
proves he’s both crazy AND mean.

The Demo’s are now all confused.
For one of their own stands accused
How can they get Ney, or even Delay,
When the rules they themselves have abused?

Monday, January 30, 2006

What to do About Teen Drivers?

The Register is abuzz today with the debate over whether to tighten regulations for drivers under 18. At the risk of losing even more of my libertarian bonefides, it seems to me that the proposed regulations are fairly reasonable - if somewhat difficult to enforce.

After moving to Iowa I was somewhat shocked to learn that student drivers could get their learner's permits at 14. In California - where I grew up - the you could not get your permit until the age of 15 and a half. Call me an old fogey, but 14 seems awfully young to be in command of 3,500 lbs of steel traveling at 60+ mph. There's a world of difference between the average 14 and 16 year old. Other than special permits for farm kids, I can't think of a reason for a 14 year old to be driving a car.

Like many other issues, this one revolves around our society's indecisiveness about the age of majority.

You can drive a car at 14.
You cannot be charged and tried as an adult until you're 18... that is of course unless we think that you should be tried as an adult then it's slammer time.
You get to vote at 18...
... but you can't buy a beer.
But... you can smoke cigarettes and wear your country's uniform and carry a weapon in a combat infantry squad.
Oh, and at 18 you're old enough to get married without parental consent.

It's nuts.

And don't think that our teens don't get how absolutely, hypocritically bonkers the system is.

Again, I don't think that the new regulations are unreasonable - except for the fact that they are virtually unenforceable by the police and highway patrol.

Parent's will have to take the lead here, to monitor, regulate and be ultimately responsible for their teenage childrens' driving habits.

Good luck with that.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Hey Everybody - Meet Hamas!

Here's their charter:

Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious...The Movement is but one squadron that should be supported by more and more squadrons from this vast Arab and Islamic world, until the enemy is vanquished and Allah's victory is realised...

The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the wings of Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine. The Muslim Brotherhood Movement is a universal organization which constitutes the largest Islamic movement in modern times...

It strives to raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine, for under the wing of Islam followers of all religions can coexist in security and safety where their lives, possessions and rights are concerned...

The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the links in the chain of the struggle against the Zionist invaders. It goes back to 1939, to the emergence of the martyr Izz al-Din al Kassam and his brethren the fighters, members of Muslim Brotherhood. It goes on to reach out and become one with another chain that includes the struggle of the Palestinians and Muslim Brotherhood in the 1948 war and the Jihad operations of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1968 and after...

The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said: 'The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him...'

Resisting and quelling the enemy become the individual duty of every Muslim, male or female. A woman can go out to fight the enemy without her husband's permission, and so does the slave: without his master's permission...

There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors. The Palestinian people know better than to consent to having their future, rights and fate toyed with...

The day The Palestinian Liberation Organization adopts Islam as its way of life, we will become its soldiers, and fuel for its fire that will burn the enemies...

The Zionist invasion is a vicious invasion... It relies greatly in its infiltration and espionage operations on the secret organizations it gave rise to, such as the Freemasons, The Rotary and Lions clubs, and other sabotage groups. All these organizations, whether secret or open, work in the interest of Zionism and according to its instructions...

We should not forget to remind every Muslim that when the Jews conquered the Holy City in 1967, they stood on the threshold of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and proclaimed that 'Mohammed is dead, and his descendants are all women.'

Israel, Judaism and Jews challenge Islam and the Muslim people. 'May the cowards never sleep.
Hey, they sound like nice, reasonable folks. Just 'cause they're kill-crazy, Jew hating, Islamic fundamentalist nut jobs who have sworn to destroy Israel should not keep us from embracing them as partners in peace.

After all, Hamas brings such wonderful color and diversity of perspective to the table!