Daily Wisdom

July 31, 2006

Is Condi Rice Pregnant?

DOWNTOWN, Islamo-stan -- Jihadis all over the Arabic world sneer when they see this cartoon. They get so agitated, they can't wait to go out and burn an American or Israeli flag.

But if you watched Bill O'Reilly tonight, you might have assumed that this cartoon was a racial slur. As I told Bill in an E-mail however, Americans think of one thing when they see monkeys and African-Americans combined in a cartoon, but Muslims think of something totally different.

It is an unfortunate fact of American history that African-Americans (formerly known as "Blacks", "Negroes", or "Coloreds") have been discriminated against and ridiculed for years by "Whiteys", "Crackers" and "Honkeys".

As a result, monkeys and African-Americans in the same context summon up a very negative image in the American psyche. But if you ask a Muslim what he thinks of when you say the word "monkey", he will immediately say, "JEW"!

This is a cultural difference which seems to have been lost on Bill O'Reilly. According to Chapter 5, verse 16 of the Koran, "Allah cursed those who betrayed him and turned them into monkeys and pigs". For those of you who might not know otherwise, this is a reference to Jews and Christians. According to the Koran, Jews and Christians "betrayed" Allah and therefore he turned them into "monkeys and pigs". Jews are "monkeys", and Christians are "pigs".

Muslim children aged 5-6 are taught that Jews are monkeys and Christians are pigs. If you ask them, who are the "monkeys and pigs", they will immediately respond... "Jews and Christians!" So much for tolerance. So much for the "Religion of Peace".

But the fact remains, that this Condi cartoon does not mean what so many Americans are quick to assume that it means. Instead, it suggests that Condi is pregnant with a new "Jewish" Middle East. It suggests that Muslims should beware of Condi because the "peace plan" she intends to introduce is nothing more than a "Jewish plan". It suggests that Condi and the U.S. are pawns of the Israelis.

In fact, I'm surprised that the cartoon didn't put a pig nose on Condi. That would've cemented the slur beyond a shadow of a doubt. But no need. I'm sure that most Muslims "got it". I'm sure that most Muslims picked up on the "Jewish-monkey" slander. We owe special thanks to the Saudi-sponsored Wahhabi Madrasahs for teaching these wonderful concepts to innocent Muslim children.

"Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea." --Matthew 18:5-6

UPDATE: If you look closely at the picture of the monkey, it appears to be wearing a Yamaka as well as having a weapon slung over its shouder. 'Nuff said.

July 28, 2006

Results In on Sharon Experiment

Ariel Sharon

JERUSALEM, Israel -- The legacy of Ariel Sharon may well be the vindication of Israel in the eyes of the world, and the alienation of Palestinians and Islamic jihadis by all but the most radical of Muslims. Sharon, age 78, has been in a coma since January 4th following a massive stroke. His condition dramatically deteriorated this week and he was put on kidney dialysis. Rumors are circulating that doctors are suggesting he should be allowed to die, and saying that such a practice is ethical.

Ariel Sharon was elected Prime Minister in a special election held on February 6, 2001. Then...

After several years of bloodshed, terror, and stalled peace talks with the Palestinians, Sharon devised a bold plan that would ensure a higher degree of security for Israelis, and improve the lives of Palestinians. While Palestinian terrorism against Israelis was at its peak, and going virtually unchecked by Arafat and other Palestinian leaders, Sharon decided that Israel should act unilaterally to improve its security situation and reduce bloodshed. This plan, known as the Disengagement Plan, called for the complete withdrawal of Israeli troops and settlers in the Gaza Strip, as well as the dismantlement of all settlements in the area, including four settlements in northen Samaria. Between August 16 and August 30, 2005, Israel safely evacuated more than 8,500 Israeli settlers and, on September 11, 2005, Israeli soldiers left Gaza, ending Israel's 38-year presence in the area. --Ariel Sharon Biography, Jewish Virtual Library

Israel Evacuates Gaza

Sharon was a career soldier, having served in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) for 25 years, and retiring with the rank of Major-General. He served in many conflicts including the Israeli War of Independence in 1948, the Sinai campaign in 1956, the Six-Day War in 1967, and the Yom Kippur War in 1973. In 1981 he was appointed Defense Minister and oversaw the destruction of PLO infrastructure during the Lebanon War.

So, it is clear that this was not a man who was quick to favor diplomacy over military action. Yet, in his last days, Sharon single-handedly attempted to impose a peaceful resolution on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As already noted, he withdrew all Israeli presence from the Gaza strip and turned it over to the jurisdiction of the Palestinians. His objective was as controversial as it was strategic. If the Palestinians truly want a homeland, he reasoned, then why not give it to them... and then we will see what they do with it. Would they be happy and grateful? Only time would tell. Unfortunately, time was not on Sharon's side, and he was never able to see the results of his labor.

Israel Security Barrier

Sharon also began the construction of a security barrier between Israel and the West Bank, which created a physical separation between Jews and the Palestinian terrorists who were committing suicide- (homicide-) bombings on an almost daily basis in Jerusalem. The Israeli West Bank Barrier is "a physical barrier being constructed by Israel consisting of a network of fences with vehicle-barrier trenches (95%) and concrete walls (5%)". The effectiveness of this barrier has already been statistically confirmed...

Although viewed as isolationist, Ariel Sharon's "Disengagement Plan" was a strategic move to put the entire burden of peace on the Palestinians. With Israel withdrawing completely from Gaza, the cries of the Palestinians for an unoccupied homeland were essentially realized. With the creation of a barrier between Israel and the West Bank, Sharon was effectively preparing to give away the West Bank to the Palestinians.

So what have the Palestinians done with their new-found freedom? What have the Palestinians done with a Gaza free of Israeli influence? First, they have struggled to replicate Jewish farming techniques, without success. Second, they have broken into two factions (Fatah versus Hamas) and begun squabbling amongst themselves for power. Third, they have begun firing dozens of Qassam rockets from Gaza into Israel. And fourth, they have dug tunnels from Gaza into Israel so that they could conduct cross-border raids and kidnap Israeli soldiers.

It is obvious that the Palestinians know nothing of 'construction'... they know only 'destruction'. They know nothing about building a country... they know only about building bombs. They don't want a Palestinian homeland... they only want a base of operations from which to attack Israel.

It is the same with Hezbollah, the Shiite Islamic jihadists based in Lebanon, Syria and Iran. At the first sign of trouble between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza, Hezbollah joined the attack on Israel by conducting their own cross-border raids and abducting Israeli soldiers. Then they began firing hundreds of Katyusha rockets into Israeli towns and villages.

Katyusha Rocket

This outrage has not gone unnoticed, even in the Arab world. Oddly enough...

The surreal politics of this war finds Saudi Arabia attributing “full responsibility” to Hezbollah and calling on the terrorists to “alone shoulder the crisis they have created;” it finds Kuwaiti journalists lauding the “operations of Israel in Gaza and Lebanon [that] are in the interest of people of Arab countries and the international community”... --Jacob Laksin, "Petition for Genocide", FrontPageMagazine.com, July 28, 2006

It should be obvious to anyone who is reasonbly objective, that Israel has more than gone the extra mile to accomodate the Palestinians, in no small part due to Ariel Sharon. In turn, the Israelis have been rewarded with violence. And the Israelis have had enough. Even the Saudis and Kuwaitis have had enough. The olive branch which Ariel Sharon extended to the Palestinians has been withdrawn. The experiment is over... and rightly so. The Islamo-fascists want nothing less than the total destruction of Israel, and now the whole world knows it.

July 21, 2006

Looney Liberal of the Week: John Murtha

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- This week's Looney Lib is John Murtha (D-PA) for comments he made after receiving the 2006 Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Award from the Center for National Policy. Murtha received this prestigious award (well... not so prestigious as a Nobel Prize), because he is one of the few Democrats who remembers Muskie, and who is also willing to accept an award by that name.

The CNP presented Murtha with the award, not for his 37 years of service as a Marine officer or his 16 terms as a House Representative, but because he went on TV and ragged out George Bush in true Democratic fashion. He received the award for his "cut-and-run, we're already defeated, America is always wrong" stance on the war in Iraq.

"Who wants us in Iraq? North Korea, Iran, China, Russia and al Qaeda," Murtha told the CNP gathering in Washington, D.C. ...Yeah right! Iran and al Qaeda want us in Iraq, eh? Then why are they fighting so hard to get us out? Idiot.

"Our ability to project power to protect Americans wherever and whenever necessary is no longer at the level necessary to ensure success," he went on to say. So what Murtha really means, is that we should just "project" power while not actually using it. It's sort of like a movie "projector". You just flash a picture of an aircraft carrier on the horizon and expect your enemies to start pooping in their pants. I think this guy is coming down with dementia.

"This is longer than the involvement in the Korean War, and soon will be longer than our participation in World War II," he said. And of course everybody knows that a "good war" never goes longer than four years. If you can't win a war in four years then it's time to retreat, eh John? Actually, Murtha seems to have forgotten that we are still in Germany and still in Korea. Idiot squared.

"Some say staying in Iraq is the answer. I disagree," Murtha said. "There are two policies: One is President Bush's policy, and that's stay the course. And my policy, which is redeploy (er... cut-and-run) as soon as practical."

So there you have it. The ideas that made Murtha great... and worthy of a "Muskie". I propose we give Murtha the "Chicken Hawk Award" (with emphasis on the word "chicken"). For a man who went through the War in Vietnam, Murtha is a clear example of someone who has failed to learn the lessons of the past, and is determined to repeat them.

If you want to see some of the Murtha video, you can click HERE. Actually, I prefer the video of the guy who organized a protest AGAINST Murtha, which is HERE.

Christians Pay For Arms Sales

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- One day after the Bush administration announced that it would not impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia for religious persecution, the administration yesterday approved the sale of 24 UH-60L Blackhawk helicopters and other military equipment worth over $6 billion to the Saudis.

According to an article at CNSNews.com, "The U.S. Commission of International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) wants the administration to bar entry into the U.S. of Saudi officials responsible for severe religious freedom violations or for propagating an intolerant ideology..."

The recommendations of the USCIRF were made at a June 30th subcommittee hearing of the House International Relations Committee, because the Saudis have made little progress in advocating religious freedom.

In 1998, the International Religious Freedom Act was enacted, which set up the USCIRF and provided for the government to designate "countries of particular concern" (CPCs) who could then be subject to sanctions for violating religious freedoms.

In September 2004, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice designated Saudi Arabia a CPC. Others on the list are China, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Vietnam.

Since 2004, the USCIRF pressed for sanctions against Saudi Arabia. In September 2005, Rice authorized a 180-day waiver of action against the kingdom, "in order to allow additional time for the continuation of discussions leading to progress on important religious freedom issues."

Despite considerable evidence that only the Saudi brand of Sunni Muslim worship is tolerated there, the State Department said yesterday that, "the Secretary has decided to leave in place a waiver."

Despite incidents of Christians being arrested, shredding of Bibles by Customs officials, detention without trial, torture, and cruel treatment by the Muttawa "religious police", our State Department says that "the Saudi government has put in place (policies) to promote greater tolerance for members of the various religious groups".

Despite the fact that a recent report found that Saudi elementary and secondary school books "continue to promote an ideology of hatred against anyone, including Muslims, not subscribing to the strict Wahhabi sect of Islam", the State Department says they are "pleased that the government of Saudi Arabia has been willing to engage with us in a substantive manner on these critical issues".

Pardon my saying so, but this is all bull-dung. The Bush administration is turning a blind-eye towards Saudi bigotry because it doesn't want to offend a major customer of military equipment, who also happens to be a major supplier of oil, and a potential ally with basing capabilities in the Persian Gulf.

The U.S. in recent years has been the major arms supplier worldwide. Since the first Gulf War in 1991, Saudi Arabia has been the single largest customer of U.S. arms. As of 2003, Riyadh had made purchases in excess of $64.5 billion, and arms sales to the Middle East accounted for 76% of total U.S. business.

So, Christians get the short end of the stick because, after all, business is business. Christians don't sell oil, and they don't make major arms purchases. As a result, neither can they visit or work in Saudi Arabia without living in fear of arrest and torture.

For all his talk about spreading democracy and freedom around the Middle East, it appears that President Bush is more interested in spreading arms. Being a Bush supporter, I find this dichotomy very disappointing.

What may be worse, is that if the Saudi monarchy is overthrown, all those U.S. weapons will fall into the hands of the Islamo-fascists Riyadh has managed to spawn over the years.

July 14, 2006

Looney Liberal of the Week: Valerie Plame

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- This week's award goes to Valerie Plame Wilson, former "covert" CIA Intelligence officer, for her decision this week to sue Vice President Dick Cheney, presidential advisor Karl Rove, and former Cheney chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. The lawsuit states that the White House staff members named in the suit started "a whispering campaign" in order to destroy her career. The lawsuit also accuses Cheney, Libby, Rove and 10 unnamed administration officials or political operatives of putting the Wilsons and their children's lives at risk by exposing Plame.

Plame left the CIA in January. (Actually, I think she was asked to leave since she was no longer showing any signs of active "intelligence".) She is writing a book about her mis-adventures. She needs just a few more chapters to keep the story alive. If it ended now, it would probably make for dull reading. I mean, can you just picture this? She's into the book about 12 chapters now and things are starting to get exciting. Karl Rove has testified before the grand jury no less than 5 times. It looks like somebody will finally be indicted. And then... Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald closes up shop and virtually acknowledges that no one did anything wrong. POOF! Plame's bubble is burst. "I need a good ENDING!", she yells. "That does it... I'll sue somebody!"

A spokesman for Karl Rove, said, "Without even having had a chance to review the complaint, it is clear that the allegations are absolutely and utterly without merit."

Plame said they decided to pursue the lawsuit with "heavy hearts." No doubt their spirits are deflated because absolutely nothing came out of a 2-year investigation. Plame's husband Joe Wilson said, "We are under no illusions about how tough this fight will be." Like... DUH! No kiddin'... ya think? I can't wait for Bob Novak to testify, so he can remind everybody how he found out the name of Valerie Plame. Who would have guessed it? He found it in the "Who's Who in America", in a listing no doubt paid for by Joe Wilson himself. Idiot.

Now that the names of Plame and Wilson will continue to remain in the news for the foreseeable future, average Americans are beginning to weigh the options of shooting themselves or shooting their TVs. Sheesh!

July 09, 2006

Looney Liberal of the Week: Jon Corzine

TRENTON, NJ -- This week's award goes to Jon Corzine, Governor of the State of New Jersey, for shutting down the state government in order to impose a tax hike on the already over-burdened people of New Jersey, and thereby breaking his campaign promise to NOT raise taxes. Read my lips: What an idiot.

The State of New Jersey has had budget problems for years due to the fiscally irresponsible Democratic leadership in Trenton. Corzine can't blame his problems on Republicans, because the state has been controlled by Democrats since at least 2002. There has been a Democratic governor in place since 2001. The result has been a $4.5 billion budget deficit, which stems primarily from the fact that NJ's government employee pension plan has been going unfunded for a number of years, and is now UNDER-funded.

New Jersey has had budget problems for years, but this is the first time the state government was shut down. Corzine did this for only one reason, to get his sales tax hike through. Although he ran on a platform of NOT raising taxes, he back-tracked on that promise almost the minute he got into office. He not only wanted to raise the sales tax, but the income tax and other taxes as well. It figures... he's a typical "tax-and-spend" Democrat. Corzine and the Democratically-controlled Assembly and Senate have made absolutely no efforts to cut spending. State Republicans have identified $2.2 billion in savings, but the Democrats have not acted. To make matters worse, this proposed $2 billion tax hike will not cover the proposed $3 billion increase in spending!

In order to make this tax hike more palatable, the Dems in Trenton have decided to use "half" the money raised by the sales tax hike to offset property taxes. On the surface that sounds good... eliminating a mandatory property tax and replacing it with a discretionary sales tax. But this offset has disadvantages as well. First, it will impact the state economy because people will buy less. Second, if people buy dramatically less, it will impact state revenues and bring us back to square one. Third, the citizens of New Jersey will lose a deduction on their federal income tax by paying lower property taxes, thus increasing their federal tax burden as well as their state tax burden! Why should we leave the Feds out of this financial give-away?

New Jersey already pays more to the federal government than it receives, making it a "donor" state. In other words, NJ citizens are paying for subsidies to other states. In fact, NJ ranks "50th" in terms of amount received from the feds versus amount paid to the feds. In 2004, NJ received only 55 cents for every dollar paid.

New Jersey's property taxes are currently the highest per capita in the nation (no doubt why the Democrats want to reduce them). New Jersey's corporate taxes are the 8th highest in the nation. New Jersey ranks 49th in the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index. So what's a Dem to do? Raise taxes of course!

And why not furlough 45,000 state employees in the process, forcing them to lose a week's pay? And why not make the remaining 36,000 state employees remain on the job without pay? And why not force local businesses to lose thousands of dollars in revenue? And why not force casinos to lose millions of dollars of revenue? And why not have the state lose an estimated $1.3 million per day in revenue? After all, we can just raise more taxes to cover the shortfall!

July 04, 2006

Happy Birthday, USA!

July 02, 2006

Looney Liberal of the Week: Bill Keller

NEW YORK, NY -- This week's award goes to... well you guessed it, Bill Keller, Executive Editor of the New York Times. You've all heard the story or read about it, so I won't bore you with the details of how this arrogant, dangerous fanatic, in his hatred of the Bush administration decided to assume the responsibilities of the President by declassifying the formerly top secret Terrorist Finance Tracking Program.

And Bill Keller doesn't earn this award lightly. He faced stiff competition this week from five Supreme Court judges and their decision on the Hamdan case. Unless we get a loonier lib next week, those judges may be next week's retroactive award winners!

Calls for the prosecution of Keller and/or the New York Times have been scorching the Internet. Although George W. Bush sounded angry in his denunciation of this classified program being leaked, the silence from the administration since then has been deafening. Keller and the NYT have clearly violated the Espionage Act of 1917 and other laws. I have quoted Section 798 of Title 18 of the Espionage Act of 1917 here for your edification...

§798. Disclosure of Classified Information.

(a) Whoever knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes, transmits, or otherwise makes available to an unauthorized person, or publishes, or uses in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United States any classified information—

(1) concerning the nature, preparation, or use of any code, cipher, or cryptographic system of the United States or any foreign government; or

(2) concerning the design, construction, use, maintenance, or repair of any device, apparatus, or appliance used or prepared or planned for use by the United States or any foreign government for cryptographic or communication intelligence purposes; or

(3) concerning the communication intelligence activities of the United States or any foreign government; or

(4) obtained by the processes of communication intelligence from the communications of any foreign government, knowing the same to have been obtained by such processes—

Shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

(b) As used in this subsection (a) of this section—

The term “classified information” means information which, at the time of a violation of this section, is, for reasons of national security, specifically designated by a United States Government Agency for limited or restricted dissemination or distribution;

The terms “code,” “cipher,” and “cryptographic system” include in their meanings, in addition to their usual meanings, any method of secret writing and any mechanical or electrical device or method used for the purpose of disguising or concealing the contents, significance, or meanings of communications;

The term “foreign government” includes in its meaning any person or persons acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of any faction, party, department, agency, bureau, or military force of or within a foreign country, or for or on behalf of any government or any person or persons purporting to act as a government within a foreign country, whether or not such government is recognized by the United States;

The term “communication intelligence” means all procedures and methods used in the interception of communications and the obtaining of information from such communications by other than the intended recipients;

The term “unauthorized person” means any person who, or agency which, is not authorized to receive information of the categories set forth in subsection (a) of this section, by the President, or by the head of a department or agency of the United States Government which is expressly designated by the President to engage in communication intelligence activities for the United States.