Archive | May, 2007

Quote of the Day

Posted on 31 May 2007 by Ed Z

"I am not robbed by people
who have more money than me. I am robbed by a government that wants to penalize
my industry and give increasing portions of what I earn to people who do not
emulate my principles, morals, and ethics."

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No Beer? How About Botox?

No Beer? How About Botox?

Posted on 31 May 2007 by Ed Z

No beer at the ballgame?  No problem, have some plastic surgery instead!

Minor league baseball team, the Newark Bears will be having Cosmetic
Surgery Night as a promotion
!  Fun for the whole family!

The Newark Bears made recent news for their inability
to sell beer at games
.

In the off-season, the team
switched food vendors, and the new concessionaire is still waiting
for a liquor license, explained Joe Montefusco, a spokesman for
the team. The matter is in the hands of city and Essex County
officials, he said, adding, “We don’t know when it’s coming.”

Oops, that can’t be good for attendance.

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Memorial Day, 2007

Memorial Day, 2007

Posted on 28 May 2007 by Ed Z

"Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time testify to
the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people
the cost of a free and undivided republic." — General Logan – May 5,
1868

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Al-Qaeda Torture Manual Gets No Press

Posted on 25 May 2007 by Ed Z

If news breaks and nobody reports it, does it exist?  That’s how it
seems with regards to the Al-Qaeda torture manual.

Drudge had it up yesterday morning and Newsbusters posed the question "Will
Media Report Al Qaeda Torture Manual With Same Zeal as Abu Ghraib?
"

They got their answer.

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Torture the Al-Qaeda Way

Posted on 24 May 2007 by Ed Z

Boring newsletters,
deflated basketballs
and belly
slaps
, are the norm.  Waterboarding
turned out to be our worst offense and is now prohibited.  However, Al-Qaeda
goes for the gold
.

In a recent raid on an
al-Qaeda safe house in Iraq, U.S. military officials recovered an
assortment of crude drawings depicting torture methods like
"blowtorch to the skin" and "eye removal."

Some graphic photos put the definition of torture into perspective. 
Gitmo or Al-Qaeda safe house?  Hmm…

Via Drudge

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The Pew Research Poll

Posted on 23 May 2007 by Ed Z

The Pew
Research Center poll of American Muslims
has been gathering a lot of
attention lately, and rightfully so.  A quick summary of the poll, as
stated by Robert Spencer, "shows significant support among Muslims in
America for suicide bombing and loony conspiracy theories about
9/11."  And Michelle
Malkin points out
some real world facts that back this up.

The poll comes on the heels
of the Fort Dix jihadi terror bust involving young,
American-raised Muslims and the conviction this week of Muslim
doctor Rafiq Abdus Sabir — born in Harlem, based in Florida —
who had pledged loyalty to al Qaeda and vowed to treat injured al
Qaeda fighters so they could return to Iraq to kill Americans. A
Brooklyn bookstore owner and a Washington, D.C., cab driver also
pleaded guilty and were sentenced to prison in the case. The tiny
minority of jihadi sympathizers aren’t just sitting around
stewing harmlessly about their beliefs. They are recruiting,
proselytizing, plotting, and growing.

Couple these stats with the proposed amnesty for illegal immigrants, and you
have a significant and exponentially growing problem on our hands. 
However, It is good to see that some
are trying to counter this problem
.

The Free Muslims Coalition
seeks to use the poll as a catalyst for action among American
Muslim leaders. It must be made clear that suicide bombings are
wrong in all instances. Moreover, when Muslim leaders condemn
suicide bombings they must mention the “I” word (Israel). This
is important because many in the Muslim community are passionate
about the belief that Israel is a wrongdoer. It is because of the
deep emotions about Israel that Muslim leaders must specifically
mention it by name when condemning suicide bombings. If Muslim
leaders do not create a consistent message against suicide
bombings then they will never defeat the extremist minority.

Via Hot
Air

More recap and opinion on the Pew poll: Jihad
Watch
, Hot
Air
, Ace of Spades HQ

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An Interesting Cut

An Interesting Cut

Posted on 20 May 2007 by Ed Z

 

Visit IBD Editorials for
more great political cartoons of Michael Ramirez.

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Jesse MacBeth Arrested, Facing Jail

Posted on 19 May 2007 by Ed Z

A year ago Jesse
MacBeth claimed to be a former Army Ranger
who was ordered to slaughter
innocent Iraqis.  He quickly became popular in the anti-war crowd, that is,
until it turned out he
was a total fraud
.

Now he’s facing jail time.

 

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Torture!

Torture!

Posted on 15 May 2007 by Ed Z

 

The horror, the
horror…

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The Hesitation

Posted on 15 May 2007 by Ed Z

Reading this New
York Post article about the "Fort Dix Six"
one quote jumped out at
me. The teenage Circuit City employee who dropped the dime on the jihadists went
to a friend after viewing the 90-minute terrorists training video made by the
arrested suspects and said the following (emphasis my own):

Throughout the
90-minute-long tape, above the booming gunfire at a Pennsylvania
target range, the jihadists could be heard screaming "God is
great!"

The two employees
"freaked out," their co-worker recalled.

At first, the teenage clerk
didn’t know what to do, his pal said.

"Dude, I just saw some
really weird s-," he frantically told his co-worker. "I
don’t know what to do. Should I call someone or is that being
racist?
"

Allah
at Hot Air
picked up on the same line and I share those views.

This is a direct result of apologists and activists who want us to second
guess our instincts. When the US Airways Imams were acting strangely and
passengers spoke up, groups were outraged and accused everyone of being racist.

So when this teen sees something so frightening, so undeniable in its
intentions, that it compels him to want to do something, yet he hesitates. And
it is that hesitation our enemies feed off. Luckily, his hesitation was only
momentary.

Individuals can be the last line of defense and we cannot be stripped of our
ability to speak up when we see something that we instinctually feel is
wrong.  When we start to second guess ourselves, more people may die.

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