Wolf Pangloss's Fish Taco Stand

"But, reverend father," said Candide, "there is horrible evil in this world."

"What signifies it," said the Dervish, "whether there be evil or good? When his highness sends a ship to Egypt, does he trouble his head whether the mice on board are at their ease or not?"

"What, then, must we do?" said Pangloss.

"Hold your tongue," answered the Dervish.

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30 July 2008

Obama runs for President of the World

McCain hits Obama pretty hard with the Celeb ad. What was Obama thinking when he went to Germany and held a campaign rally in the middle of Berlin in front of a triumphal pillar that celebrates three historic victories of Germany plus the Nazi victory over Europe that didn't pan out?

Obviously I think this commercial should have Fabio in it somewhere. To underline the point, check out this American Presidential campaign poster in Berlin.


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Ludacris B-rocks the Obama campaign

I don't think this helps Obama's kids.


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24 July 2008

Bobby Kennedy in British Palestine

Lenny Ben-David found several articles the 22-year-old Bobby Kennedy wrote when he visited the British mandate of Palestine in March 1948, two months before Israel's May 14 declaration of independence. They are well worth reading.


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Conversion, Death or Taxes: A Jihadist Jizya threat in the Philipines

Isabela is the capital of Basilan island in the Philipines. The rest of the Island "belongs to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao." [catholic explorer] On July 21, five Catholic parishioners of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Sumisip were kidnapped. On July 23, Martin Jumoad, the Bishop of Isabela received a letter threatening to kill him if he did not pay a protection tax to two mujahedin of al-Harakutul Islamiyya, a name associated with the Abu Sayyaf jihad terrorist gang.
Bishop Martin Jumoad of Isabela also told the Asian church news agency UCA News that he got text messages from Catholics saying they, too, had received threatening letters.

[...] The bishop sent a copy of the letter July 19 to church-run Radio Veritas in Quezon City, northeast of Manila.

The letter had the names "Puruji Indama" and "Nur Hassan J. Kallitut" printed at the bottom and "mujahedin" under each name. The purported senders introduced themselves as "Muslim warriors" who "don't follow any laws other than the Quran," Islam's holy book.

They said Bishop Jumoad should choose to convert to Islam or give "jizya," Islamic tax, to their group in exchange for protecting him in the "place of Muslims."

If he refuses to convert or pay, the letter threatened "force, weapons or war may be used" against him. It warned him not to feel safe even if he is "surrounded by soldiers" and cited bombings in various cities.

Bishop Jumoad was given 15 days to respond, with two mobile phone numbers to contact.

"If we do not receive response from you, it means you will oppose," the letter added. [link]

Unfortunately this is all too typical of the persecution of Christians in lands under the shadow of Islam.

In the meantime, 180 Jihad-enabling US Congress critters (all Democrats) voted to prevent US government agencies from using the word Jihad to describe the vile, foul teachings of Jihad, Mujahedin or Jihadist for those who idolize Jihad, and even caliphate for the totalitarian, murderous, one-world Muslim government those evildoers wish to establish. Read the names of the Jihadist enablers here. Luckily for truth and reason, their side lost the vote.


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23 July 2008

The Obama Hype Movie


h/t: commenter Doug at Belmont Club


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Le Rangel: J'accuse Moi!

Charlie Rangel has been accused of misusing his congressional office by himself. Well, that's a first, a Dem being investigated by a Dem congress. I believe this came out right after John Edwards was caught in the Beverly Hills Hilton with Rielle Hunter. I'm still waiting for pictures from that mess.

Am I saying it's an intentional distraction?



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Cuban Nuclear Missile Crisis Part II

Nobody expected a flashback to 46 years ago. But here it is from Breitbart.

Russia would cross "a red line for the United States of America" if it were to base nuclear capable bombers in Cuba, a top US air force officer warned on Tuesday.

"If they did I think we should stand strong and indicate that is something that crosses a threshold, crosses a red line for the United States of America," said General Norton Schwartz, nominated to be the air force's chief of staff.

He was referring to a Russian news report that said the military is thinking of flying long-range bombers to Cuba on a regular basis.

Everything old is new again.


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13 July 2008

Redford: "you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye"

RUADHÁN Mac CORMAIC writes in the Irish Times:
IF BARACK Obama doesn't win November's presidential election in the United States, "you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye", the actor and director Robert Redford told an audience in Dublin last night.

Yet another reason to vote for McCain, and to keep an eye out for Democrat vote fraud.


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History Erasers in the Middle East

Rachel Neuwirth writes of matters having to do with a new documentary, The Exodus Conspiracy.

Filmmaker Tim Mahoney's The Exodus Conspiracy, due to be released within a few months, seeks to demonstrate the historical accuracy of the Biblical narrative of the exodus of the children of Israel from Egypt on the basis of recent archaeological discoveries and geographic explorations. A secondary thesis of the film is that the "Red Sea" crossed by the Israelites was the Gulf of Aquaba (called the Gulf of Eilat by modern-day Israelis), rather than "Sea of Reeds" in Egypt, as most Biblical scholars have always assumed, and that the true "Mount Sinai" or "Mount Horeb" of the Exodus narrative is in northern Saudi Arabia, and is not the Mt. Sinai shown to pilgrims and tourists over the centuries in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

At the same time, the film also documents the efforts of Arab governments, especially Egypt and Saudi Arabia, to suppress, or at least to seriously impede, the discovery and publication of archaeological data that would confirm the historicity of the Biblical narrative.

The Jihad against the Jews and Christians has many facets, including the rewriting of history and anthropology. As they say, read it all.


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Nozzle Rage

Now that's funny! Check out the Nozzle Rage video below.


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11 July 2008

America's accidental energy policy

J. R. Dunn has a terrific article over at American Thinker about how America's energy policy has come about, literally, in response to accidents.
One thing consistently overlooked is that American energy policy is literally the result of a series of accidents. Each of these incidents set off a blizzard of activity intended to "rationalize" the energy industry and its practices, prevent further mishaps, increase government control, and not the least, usher in the new Green Age. Each thrust American energy policy deeper into stagnation.
The accidents Dunn lists are:
  • The Santa Barbara Union Oil oil spill of 1969, caused by a USGS-approved deviation from standard procedure for piping in 1969. The aftereffect was to ban drilling for oil off the East and West coasts of the US.
  • The Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown of 1979, which caused a minor release of radiation but nothing major since the safety systems at the plant functioned according to plan, happened a couple of weeks before The China Syndrome came out, and not a single nuclear plant has been built in the US since then.
  • In 1986, technicians at Chernobyl nuclear plant in the Soviet Ukraine experimented with shutting off the plant safeguards and running the reactor at its most unstable point, at which point the roof blew off and dozens of people were killed. This was a major nuclear accident that irradiated a large area of the Ukraine.
  • In 1989, the captain of Exxon Valdez was drunk when he piloted his supertanker onto a reef off the Alaska coast and dumped 11 million gallons of crude into the Arctic Ocean.
Rather than addressing the obvious management failures in these accidents and filling the gaps in official policy, the US legislature and judiciary have passed or reinterpreted statutes to cripple the US energy industry. The result is what we have today, with US gas at $4 and going to $5 and the US sending $700 billion to terror sponsoring states for their oil every year. Corn ethanol is a boondoggle that has doubled the price of raw food ingredients such as grains, meat, and dairy. This is a Potemkin kind of environmentalism, with the location of the mines shifted to another part of the world and inferior technology and work habits used to extract the oil from the Earth. CO2 production is higher from Iranian or Venezuelan operated mines than it would be from US mines. By shifting production from the US to other countries, the ManBearPig environmentalist movement has actually increased world-wide CO2 levels. (Not that CO2 levels drive global warming, they actually trail global warming trends by some number of years [if I recall correctly, 500 years], showing they are a result of global warming rather than a cause.)

Read the whole thing. It's worth it.


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Obama we can Obama in

What a hoot!

h/t: Liberal Fascism


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Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.

                Matthew 7:15-16