Friday, December 29, 2006

Housework cuts breast cancer risk


Just as I've FINALLY convinced my husband to let us pay for some help around the house.
The research on more than 200,000 women from nine European countries found doing household chores was far more cancer protective than playing sport.

Dusting, mopping and vacuuming was also better than having a physical job.

Out of all of the activities, only housework significantly reduced the risk of both pre- and post-menopausal women getting the disease.

Housework cut breast cancer risk by 30% among the pre-menopausal women and 20% among the post-menopausal women.
Read it and weep--or laugh, it's hard to figure which.

Boy, does this put a whole new light on "The Politics of Housework"!!!

An Evening with Colin Powell

The retired general and former secretary of State, right, in conversation with journalist Juan Williams aired at 10 p.m. on KCET (PBS, Los Angeles) last night and was billed as "A rare and insightful look into the life and career of Colin Powell".

If you ever get a chance to see it in a repeat, please do watch--it was really good!

He is a rare person and has an incredible history. Aside from any political differences (and he does not, in any way, demean President Bush in this interview) you will be impressed by this man.

I remember seeing a two-hour interview with him in, I believe, the 1980's...he had been traveling all over the country speaking to children. That was a great interview and this is even better (for some reason I cannot explain, I felt like crying at the end!).

There was an offer to purchase the video of this interview at the end for $34.95 (a bit pricey for my taste though).

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Jimmy Carter puts his mouth where his money is

Carter: an anti-semitic hypocrite:
For decades Jimmy Carter has continually taken the side of Arab countries and opposed the position of Israel. Most of us suspected an anti-Israel and even an anti-semitic bias in the former President. Now the truth comes out. While he obviously is both anti-Israel and anti-Jewish, we now find out that his foundation has, from its inception, been financed by Arabs.
Now we know that Jimmy Carter has A Religious Problem:
Since 1948, some administrations (Eisenhower, Bush Sr.) have been less ardent in their attachment to Israel, and others (Kennedy, Nixon) more so. Throughout the last 60 years, though, the U.S. has never wavered in its concern for Israel's survival and its support for the Jewish people's right to statehood. While U.S.-Israel ties are no doubt strengthened by common bonds of democracy and Western culture, religion remains an integral component in that relationship. We know that Lyndon Johnson's Baptist grandfather told him to "take care of the Jews, God's chosen people," and that Bill Clinton's pastor, on his deathbed, made the future president promise never to abandon the Jewish state. We know how faith has impacted the policies of George W. Bush, who is perhaps the most pro-Israel president in history.
Why won't Carter debate his book?:
YOU CAN ALWAYS tell when a public figure has written an indefensible book: when he refuses to debate it in the court of public opinion. And you can always tell when he's a hypocrite to boot: when he says he wrote a book in order to stimulate a debate, and then he refuses to participate in any such debate. I'm talking about former president Jimmy Carter and his new book "Palestine Peace Not Apartheid."

Monday, December 25, 2006

Warning: True Story

All methods have tricked me with their promises of easy, painless hair removal: The Epilady, the standard razor, the scissors, Nair, EpilStop, and now The Wax.

My night began as any other normal weekday night. I came home from work, fixed dinner for my son and we played for a while. I then had the thought that would ring painfully in my mind for the next couple of hours: maybe I should use that wax in my medicine cabinet.

I set up my boy with a video and headed to the site of my demise, um, I mean bathroom.

It was one of those cold wax kits. No melting a clump of hot wax, you just rub the clear strips in your hand, peel them apart, press it on your leg (or wherever) and ignore the frantically rising crescendo of string instruments in the background. No muss, no fuss. How hard can this be? I mean, I'm not the girly-est of girls but I'm mechanically inclined so maybe I can figure out how this works. You'd think.

So I pull one of the thin strips out. It's two strips facing each other, stuck together. I'm supposed to rub it in my hand to warm and soften the wax (I'm guessing). I go one better: I pull out the hair dryer! And heat the SOB to ten thousand degrees. Cold wax, my ass. (Oh, how that phrase will come back to haunt me.)

I lay the strip across my thigh. I hold the skin around it and pull. OK, so it wasn't the best feeling in the world, but it wasn't bad. I can do this! Hair removal no longer eludes me! I am Sheera, fighter of all wayward body hair and smooth skin extraordinaire!

With my next wax strip, I move north.

After checking on the boy and verifying that he was, in fact, becoming one with Bear and learning all about smells, I sneak into the bathroom for The Ultimate Hair Fighting Championship.

I drop my panties and place one foot on the toilet. Using the same procedure, I then apply the wax strip across the right side on my bikini line, covering the right half of my vagina and stretching up into the inside of the right ass cheek. (Yeah, it was a long strip.) I inhale deeply. I brace myself.


I'm blind! Blind from the pain! Then, vision returning.

Oh crap. I've managed to pull off half an inch of the strip. Another deep breath and…RIP! Everything is swirly and tie-dyed. Do I hear crashing drums? OK, coming back to normal again.

I want to see my trophy, my wax covered pelt that caused me so much agony. I want to revel in the glory that is my triumph over body hair.

I hold the wax strip like an Olympic gold medalist. But why is there no hair on it? Why is the wax mostly gone? Where could the wax go, if not on the strip?

Slowly, I eased my head down, my foot still perched on the toilet. I see hair - the hair that should be on the strip. I touch. I feel. I am touching wax. I look to the ceiling and silently shout "nooooooo!!"

And realize I have just begun living my own personal version of "The Tar Baby." I peel my fingers off the softest, most sensitive part of my body that is now covered in cold wax and matted hair, and make the next big mistake (up until this point, you'll remember, I've had my foot on the toilet).

I know I need to move, to do something. So I put my foot down on the floor. And then I hear the slamming of the cell door.

Vagina? Sealed shut.

Ass? Sealed shut.

A little voice in my head says "I hope you don't have to shit anytime soon, your head just might pop off."

I penguin walk around the bathroom trying desperately to figure out what I should do next. Hot water! Hot water melts wax!

I'll run the hottest water I can stand and get in. The wax should melt and I can gently wipe it away, right?

Wrong. I get in the tub. The water is slightly hotter than is used to torture prisoners of war or sterilize surgical equipment…and I sit.

Now the only thing worse than having your goodies glued together is having them glued together and also glued to the bottom of a tub. Sitting in scalding hot water (which, by the way, does not melt the cold wax); I am now stuck to the tub.

I call my friend (name deleted to protect her reputation) because she once dropped out of beauty school, so surely she has some secret knowledge or trick to get wax off skin.

It's never good to start a conversation with "So my ass and vagina are stuck to the tub." She doesn't have a trick. She does her best to suppress laughter. She wants to know exactly where the wax is on the ass. "Are we talking cheek or hole, here?" she asks.

She isn't even trying to hide the giggles now. I give her the run-down of the entire night. She tells me to call the number on the side of the box, but to have a good cover story for where the wax actually is. "You know that if we were working the help line at XX Wax Co. and somebody called with their entire crack sealed shut we'd just put them on hold then record the conversation for everyone we know. You're going to end up on a radio show or the internet if you tell them the truth.

"While we go through various solutions, I have resorted to scraping the wax off with a razor. Boy, nothing feels better to the girly goodies than covering them in wax, sticking them to a tub in super hot water and THEN dry shaving the sticky wax off in the middle of the conversation (which has inexplicably turned to “other” subjects!)

I find the little, beautiful saving grace that is the lotion provided with wax to remove the excess. I rub some in and start screaming "It's working! It's working!" I get hearty congratulations from she-who-will-remain-nameless and we hang up.

I successfully remove all the wax and notice, to my dismay that the Hair is still there. So I shaved the damned stuff off. Hell, I was numb by that point anyway. And then I put the box of wax back in my medicine cabinet. Never know when a moustache might start to come in.

Tonight, I attempt hair dying.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Do you believe in Santa?

Merry Christmas!

Teenagers And Cats

For all of you with teenagers or who have had teenagers, you may want to know what they have in common with cats:

1. Neither teenagers nor cats turn their heads when you call them by name.

2. No matter what you do for them, it is not enough. Indeed, all humane efforts are barely adequate to compensate for the privilege of waiting on them hand and foot.

3. You rarely see a cat walking outside of the house with an adult human being, and it can be safely said that no teenager in his or her right mind wants to be seen in public with his or her parents.

4. Even if you tell jokes as well as Jay Leno, neither your cat nor your teen will ever crack a smile.

5. No cat or teenager shares your taste in music.

6. Cats and teenagers can lie on the living-room sofa for hours on end without moving, barely breathing.

7. Cats have nine lives. Teenagers carry on as if they did.

8. Cats and teenagers yawn in exactly the same manner, communicating that ultimate human ecstasy -- a sense of complete and utter boredom.

9. Cats and teenagers do not improve anyone's furniture.

10. Cats that are free to roam outside sometimes have been known to return in the middle of the night to deposit a dead animal in your bedroom. Teenagers are not above that sort of behavior.

Thus, if you must raise teenagers, the best sources of advice are not other parents, but veterinarians!

It is also a good idea to keep a guidebook on cats at hand at all times...

And remember, above all else, put out the food and do not make any sudden moves in their direction. When they make up their minds, they will finally come to you for some affection and comfort, and it will be a triumphant moment for all concerned.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

The Rule of Law be damned

The rule of law is the principle that governmental authority is legitimately exercised only in accordance with written, publicly disclosed laws adopted and enforced in accordance with established procedure. The principle is intended to be a safeguard against arbitrary governance. The Rule of Law
Now we have an Hispanic group demanding the Federal government not enforce the laws. Why? Because 99% of the law breakers (illegal aliens) are Hispanic. To arrest these folks was "like Nazi Germany" according to this group. Name calling is what bullies and dictators use. always throw in Nazi’s and folks will quiver. But not this time. Honest people want laws enforced. Obviously the folks calling for a "moratorium" are not honest people. Plus, there care about the housing, jobs, education and health care of illegal aliens as a first priority, and the needs of honest citizens having NO priority.
"Leaders" Demand Feds Stop Enforcing The Laws, they Prefer Lawbreaking

Unlike a pure democracy, in a constitutional republic, citizens are not governed by the majority of the people but by the rule of law.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Al Qaeda Sends a Message to Democrats

Well, isn't that nice?

Al Qaeda is now openly coordinating policy with--guess who?--THE DEMOCRATS !!!

Thanks, folks, for voting in THE APPEASERS.

( Read the new talking points right here folks!)

Atlas Shrugged: The Movie!

This is great news for us Ayn Rand fans..."Atlas Shrugged is an amazing tale of corruption of government and the should by "statists". This is a must see movie. While I am not impressed with Jolie as an actress, her personal fervor and attitude clearly matches that of Ayn Rand.

"It was published almost 50 years ago, and has sold millions of copies. But only now is Ayn Rand’s controversial individualist novel ’Atlas Shrugged’ about to become a movie starring Angelina Jolie. Ed Hudgins, editor of the New Individualist, tells me that the screenplay adapting the 1,100-page epic novel is only a couple weeks away from completion. Production is set to begin next year with the release of the film in 2008. Mr. Hudgins says fans of Atlas should be pleased that the adaptation is being authored by Randall Wallace, the scriptwriter for ’Braveheart,’ Mel Gibson’s epic tale of Scottish freedom fighters." John Fund, Political Diary, 12/18/06

Political Tidbits for 12-20-06 The Very Good Stuff.

Honest Citizens Line Up For Jobs Illegal Aliens Held

Jobs Americans won't do, my ass!

It's bad enough that our legislators make laws and then a whole lot of people decide that it's ok just to ignore them--since when was anarchy a constitutional right?--but to put salt on the wound, no one seemed to care that our countrymen were being cheated out of jobs that could feed themeselves and their families! And if you are rooting for these people, you are helping them to commit one of the most devastating crimes in modern society, that of Identity Theft (and you will have no one to blame but yourself if and when you wake up to thousand of dollars, even millions, that you are supposed to owe to credit card companies for things you never purchased--and that's just the beginning of the nightmare).

Here is the proof that Americans will take the jobs the illegal aliens steal. The line was out the door—that says something.
Loss for one is another’s gain: Applicants line up to fill jobs left empty by Swift plant raid

UPDATE: Raids On Illegals To Continue

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The 12 Days of Christmas Gifts

I've done something special for you this Christmas. I've
joined together with a marketing friend of mine, Mark
Hendricks, and decided to really get into the holiday gift
giving season.

Mark has put together his own version of "The 12 Days of
Christmas", and has pulled in favors from his friends who
are among the sharpest marketing minds on the planet.

You'll be receiving gifts and goodies from Mark, plus
you also get great stuff from all the others who have
contributed to this incredible holiday goldmine of true

Check this out right now:

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Hurry and get there before the rush!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Worst Worsens

In his book "The Great Crash 1929," John Kenneth Galbraith said: "The worst continued to worsen." The same can be said of the Duke University "rape" case and District Attorney Michael Nifong.

Nifong deserves to be removed from office and disbarred. If he gets away with all this, it will be a blank check for every prosecutor in the country to abuse the powers of the office.
Duke Case: The Worst Worsens - December 19, 2006

Failure by public officials and the bar assocation to hold Nifong accountable for his improper legal and ethical conduct has enabled him to subvert groups that citizens count on to advocate for fairness and justice.

It would seem there are two explanations for the “no-comment” response of both the state and Duke Democrats:
  • The state and Duke Democratic parties don’t believe that Nifong has violated civil liberties in the lacrosse case, nor do they consider Peterson’s statements homophobic.
  • The state and Duke Democratic parties are fully aware that the Nifong/Peterson axis contradicts the party’s basic principles, but don’t care enough about those principles to stand up for them in this instance, lest doing so risk alienating the party’s African-American base.
Nifong's Political Fallout - Friday, September 22, 2006

I firmly believe Nifong, a disgrace to a degree that is criminal, should be disbarred and publicly humiliated. Further, since no local Democrats have bothered to criticize him, the electorate should be constantly reminded how Democrats behave once rewarded with power. And, of course what Democrats are willing do to stay in power.
Democrat Mike Nifong , the Most Despicable Man in America - Monday, October 16th, 2006

...there is a tight race in the Democratic Primary where the incumbent Ditrict Attorney, Mike Nifong is battling Freda Black and Keith Bishop. Both Nifong and Freda Black are white, while Keith Bishop is black. Thus, in the Democratic Primary, which is May 2nd, Nifong has every right to fear that the he and Freda Black will split the white vote while Keith Bishop got all the African-American voters.

The one thing that all Durhamites hate (particularly black Durhamites) is Duke. Nifong has won alot of African-American friends in his strident attack on the Duke elites.

Now, we have word that Nifong won't release the results of the DNA test and won't file charges until April 10th. Curiously, that is even closer to the May 2nd primary and will keep him in the papers and on television for another two weeks.
Duke-Durham Rape Scandal: Is It Politics?
Saturday, April 01, 2006

Zucker does Neville

Watch and learn: Zucker takes on the Iraq Study Group

And don't forget to visit THE NEVILLE AWARDS

Monday, December 18, 2006

Euphoric Reality's Furious Truth

Kit (L)
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are two red-blooded, red-headed military veterans with a penchant for the TRUTH!

The Furious Truth with Kit Jarrell is internet radio that airs LIVE on Wideawakes Radio (WAR) on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 pm to 11 pm (CST). Formerly known as Seeing Red with Kit and Heidi, the show–now minus co-host Heidi–offers intelligent commentary on war, illegal immigration, and terrorism, and brings you the best interviews on the web.
Are you sick of the biased coverage of the war in Iraq? Find out what’s really going on from Michael Yon, Pat Dollard and Sgt. Brandon Welsh. Have you been following the case of our shackled Marines being held on false charges of “cold-blooded murder” and “brutal massacres”? Get all the inside details from the legal defense team and the father of one of the Marines.

From Ilario Pantano, a USMC officer and author of the best-seller Warlord, to Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist who converted and now speaks publicly about the Islamist jihad movement against America and Israel, these interviews are what you need to hear to analyze the threats our nation is currently facing.

We are working to get the full archive of Seeing Red with Kit and Heidi available, and will be offering the archived episodes of The Furious Truth as well going forward.

Take a listen to some of our previous work! And don’t forget to tune in to the new show, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 pm Central!
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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Will Harry Potter lose his head?

Officers tell of daily attacks by al Qaeda inmates against U.S. military personnel, who are ordered not to respond. The officers have also been ordered to fulfill the religious, cultural and even entertainment needs of the inmates, including providing Arabic translations of Harry Potter.
Ahmed Shablool writing for Arab World Books explains this apparently strange confluence:

The Eastern Influence in Harry Potter
According to the Concise Arabic Encyclopedia, Alexandria was the home of the Philosopher’s Stone and the Elixir of Immortality that transform base metals into precious ones, namely gold, and brings back youth. This old art originated in Egypt, others say in China, in the third or fifth century BC. It is associated with astrology and magic. It was called old chemistry, or alchemy, and reached the Arabs in the eighth century to stay with them until the 12th century. It was then transferred to Europe through the translation of the works of famous Arab chemists like Khaled bin Yazid, Jaber bin Hayan, ThouNoon AL-Masri, Al-Tughraei, Zakariya Al-Razi, and others. Symbolism characterized this science-art throughout the Middle Ages, and it was shrouded in secrecy.

The rulers of Islam were fond of chemistry, up to the extent that some sacrificed their lives in the quest of more knowledge in this field.

This is how the Philosopher's Stone's existence came to life in Roling’s novel, emanating from the imaginations of the Arab scientists of old, especially those who practiced alchemy and who spoke about their art in terms shrouded in mystery, symbols and magic. Roling did an excellent job in using these ideas, fascinating children and adults alike with her broad imagination and her impressive knowledge of the Middle Ages and antiquity, especially Egyptian, Arabic and Islamic history, or the history of the East in general, although she never mentioned it in the first part of the series. In fact she did not need to. The melting of sources and references in the structure of the novel is an indication of the professionalism of the author.

We can also say that the author benefited greatly from the stories of Moses and his encounter with the Egyptian magicians who converted their wands into snakes and serpents as stated in the Holy Quran. It is difficult to judge whether Roling read the Holy Quran, however similar stories exist in the Old and New Testaments. But we may see that the usage and training to use the magic wands are a manifestation of Eastern influence through Eastern myths and the three major religions.

Dick Durbin must have had British auther J. K. Roling in mind:
Gitmo called death camp

The Senate's No. 2 Democrat has compared the U.S. military's treatment of a suspected al Qaeda terrorist at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay with the regimes of Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Pol Pot, three of history's most heinous dictators, whose regimes killed millions.

Mr. Durbin also likened the treatment of terror suspects at the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's decision to authorize the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

It's a dove, it's a hawk, it's an ostrich!

“When the San Francisco Democrats treat foreign affairs as an afterthought... they [behave] less like a dove or a hawk than like an ostrich—convinced it would shut out the world by hiding its head in the sand... When the Soviet Union walked out of arms control negotiations, and refused even to discuss the issues, the San Francisco Democrats didn’t blame Soviet intransigence. They blamed the United States. But then, they always blame America first. When Marxist dictators shoot their way to power in Central America, the San Francisco Democrats don’t blame the guerrillas and their Soviet allies, they blame United States policies of 100 years ago. But then, they always blame America first. The American people know better.” —former UN ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, who died last Friday at 80

Money for nothin'

We are now in real dire straights since Nancy Pelosi is going to become the speaker of the House of Representatives:
  • First she tries to get ally John Murtha to be made the House majority leader, despite questions about his ethics...

  • Next she tries to award the chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee to Representative Alcee L. Hastings who was impeached by the Senate and removed as a federal district judge in 1989...

  • Now she's finally succeeded, though, by getting Rep. Silvestre Reyes to head the Intelligence Committee when the Democrats take over in January...
In an interview with CNN, CQ National Security Editor Jeff Stein said he was "amazed" by Reyes' lack of what he considers basic information about two of the major terrorists organizations.

Stein said Reyes is not the only member of the House Intelligence Committee that he has interviewed that lacked what he considered basic knowledge about terrorist organizations.
Members of the Intelligence Committee, mind you, are paid $165,200 a year to know more than basic facts about our foes in the Middle East.

“Stop giving me tests!” Reyes exclaimed, half kidding.

“I’m not going to talk to you any more!”

Democrats’ New Intelligence Chairman Needs a Crash Course on al Qaeda

Does Ms. Pelosi remind you of anyone?

Nancy Pelosi is a bit of a control freak.She obsesses over the wording of statements from her office. She has a tight circle of confidants and demands utter loyalty. She can be incredibly stubborn.

She may be as stubborn as they all complain that President Bush is, but she is obviously no friend of Israel:

Pelosi picked Reyes over fellow Californian Rep. Jane Harman, an "outspoken supporter of Israel" and currently the top Democrat on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Clinton Spied, Diana Died

Both US and British intelligence then forced Diana to change her plans to stay with Mr Forstmann in the summer of 1997, saying it was too "dangerous" to take her sons there.

Instead the princess took the fateful decision to take a summer break with Harrods owner Mohamed Fayed. This ultimately led to her going to Paris with his son Dodi, where they died in a car crash.
Diana was bugged by secret service in U.S.

Hmmm...think Bill was jealous?

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Satan Service: A Practical Guide to Suicide

Satan Service has conveniently provided us with their Practical Guide to Suicide in which they list an amazing array of possibilities to choose from including Decapitation (Beheading):
The handling and restraint required to perform this technique may be distressful… Data suggest that electrical activity in the brain persists for 13-14 seconds following decapitation. …Decapitation may be aesthetically displeasing to personnel performing or observing the technique.
This was obviously a great help to the Baker-Hamilton group seeing as how they were guided to choose a most unique method--human sacrifice: more specically, that of our closest allies.

From a war for victory against Islamofascism and for democracy and freedom, the war became reduced to a conflict to be managed by appeasing the US's sworn enemies in the interests of stability, and at the expense of America's allies.

Obviously, if implemented, the Baker-Hamilton group's recommendations will be disastrous for Israel.

Worse than that, from a US perspective, although Gates admitted Tuesday that he cannot guarantee that Iran will not attack Israel with nuclear weapons, he ignored the fact that Iran - whose President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad daily calls for the destruction of the US - may also attack the US with nuclear weapons.

Gates admitted in his Senate hearing that Iran is producing many bombs - not just one.

Since it is possible to destroy Israel with just one bomb, the Americans should be asking themselves what Iran needs all those other bombs for. There are senior military sources in the US who have been warning the administration to take into consideration that the day that Iran attacks Israel with a nuclear bomb, 10 cities in the US and Europe are liable to also be attacked with nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, no one is listening to these voices today.
Jews Wake Up!

So, it is accomplished...

We will be congratulating ourselves (or, rather, the Democrats will be congratulating themselves) and as the champagne glasses clink, we will never know what hit us...a most unique method indeed, Satanically perverse!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Return of the Jihadi

In light of the fact that CAIR-Florida's Communications Director Ahmed Bedier lists on his blog profile "The Star Wars Series" as one of his "Favorite Movies," the following seems appropriate:

Long ago, in a Tampa CAIR office far enough away
that nobody can see what's goin' on in there...


Americans Against Hate recently launched "CAIR Watch":

October 9, 2006
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (


(Coral Springs, FL) Americans Against Hate (AAH) has launched 'CAIR Watch,' a project dedicated to exposing the extremist nature and terrorist ties of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
Joe Kaufman, the Chairman of Americans Against Hate, has been tracking CAIR since October of 2001, exactly one month after 9/11, when Kaufman appeared on a radio show to debate the Executive Director of CAIR-Florida, Altaf Ali. On the show, Ali derided Kaufman for being Jewish and repeatedly refused to answer the question of whether or not the people that perished in the World Trade Center were innocent.

CAIR Watch will profile the extremist activities and statements made by CAIR officials and those associated with CAIR. The project will also expose media and government organizations that laud CAIR or grant the Islamist group any type of legitimacy.

CAIR Watch is asking for volunteers across the United States to act as "CAIR Watchers" to assist in the project.

Kaufman stated, "We are currently in a war on terrorism, and we believe that any group associated with terrorist organizations abroad should not be allowed to exist within the United States. Given CAIR's ties to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, we believe that CAIR is one of those groups."

Four of CAIR's representatives have been charged by the United States government with conducting terrorist-related activities. Two of those representatives are sitting in American prisons; the other two have been deported. CAIR is also the defendant in a 9/11 lawsuit put forward by the family of FBI Agent John P. O'Neill, who was murdered during the 9/11 attacks.

According to Steven Pomerantz, former FBI Assistant Director and Chief of the FBI's Counter-Terrorism Section, "CAIR, its leaders and its activities effectively give aid to international terrorist groups." Other government and law enforcement officials have made similar statements.

Joe Kaufman is available for interview. E-mail:

Friday, December 08, 2006

The Yin and Yang of Bill & Hill

Those who know both Hillary and Bill well and are willing to speak frankly in public realize the fundamental differences between the two and grasp how his abilities are the counterpoints to her defects.

He is intensely creative, constantly turning issues over in his mind seeking new solutions. She rarely has a new idea but specializes in advocacy — the rote recitation of talking points.

He has an instinctual feel for people and an uncanny ability to read a room and know what everyone in it is thinking. She is obtuse in her understanding of people and ham-handed in her approach.

He cares deeply about being loved. She seeks popularity as a means to the goal of getting elected but otherwise marches to the beat of her inner, liberal drummer.

He distrusts ideology, and his innate perfectionism finds all belief systems flawed. She swallows the ideological line of the guru du jour hook, line, and sinker. During the health-care years, it was Ira Magaziner that pushed her buttons.

When she decided to back the Iraq war, it was the generals who paraded before her committee. She is vulnerable to a cultish adoration of the guys with all the answers.

He lets the give and take of politics wash off his back. A critic is a potential convert whom he hopes to charm over to his side. She has a rigidly dichotomized view of friends and enemies, demanding total loyalty and public silence from the former and maintaining a ruthless determination to destroy the latter.

She is a Democratic Nixon to those whom she perceives as her enemies.

He is a moderate by instinct, seeking incremental change. She devotedly and deeply believes in a European-style socialism in which government takes much more of our national income and offers a far wider array of services and benefits.

He'll raise taxes when he has to. She'll increase them just to redistribute income.

He's most like Eisenhower, Kennedy and Bush Sr. — feeling his way, acting with caution, and skeptical of all advice. She is more like LBJ, Nixon or Bush Jr. — determined to charge ahead and do what she thinks needs to be done, torpedoes be damned.

And finally, he knows who he is and, except for his private shortcomings, is not ashamed to let it show. She constantly seeks to reinvent herself and rigidly maintains an almost totally inaccurate image in public of what she is really like in private. He has little discipline. Hers is iron. His caution is innate. Hers is a learned response to what happens when people see who she really is.

He made a very good domestic-policy president. She would be a disaster at home and abroad.

Dick Morris, political analyst and former Clinton advisor

Thursday, December 07, 2006

A very dangerous development

European Socialists eager to work with U.S. Democrats
"We are not anti-American, we want the real America, your America," former Danish Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, president of the European Socialist Party, said in remarks directed at Dean.

"Europe needs an America that is back on track," said Portuguese Socialist Prime Minister Jose Socrates, whose country is hosting the meeting.
Socialists, or centre-left governments, currently hold or share power in just over half of Europe.

Who cares, you may think, whether or not they are socialists? That's just a word that a lot of uptight rich white men got exorcised over...besides, didn't Hillary say it takes a village?

Here's a travel brochure for this village:

When the Russian Revolution came, Lenin and his colleagues had to address the paradox that according to orthodox Marxism Russia was not ready for a real communist revolution, since it had never passed through the necessary stage of capitalism itself. Although developing quickly enough, and the fourth largest economy in the world just because of its size, Russia was still largely a feudal society. Lenin died before much sense could be made of the situation, especially when his programs caused the economy to collapse and he had to retreat from an attempt at pure communism into the semi-market economy of the New Economic Policy (the NEP). Subsequently, Stalin (Iosif Dzhugashvili, 1879-1953) followed the principle that the Russian Revolution would substitute a benign replacement for capitalism, namely "socialism," which would do the same job of industrialization without capitalist exploitation. Meanwhile, the new Russian state, the Soviet Union, would fight against imperialism and work for de-colonization and national liberation. If imperialism and colonialism could be ended, then capitalist economies would revert to the dynamic described by Marx and communism would develop there in the natural way.
The Marxist-Leninist Theory of History
And here is the real truth of what these European Socialists want to share with us--their version of the Real America:

The End of Europe

Europe as we know it is slowly going out of business...A weak European economy is one reason that the world economy is shaky and so dependent on American growth. Preoccupied with divisions at home, Europe is history's has-been. It isn't a strong American ally, not simply because it disagrees with some U.S. policies but also because it doesn't want to make the commitments required of a strong ally. Unwilling to address their genuine problems, Europeans become more reflexively critical of America. This gives the impression that they're active on the world stage, even as they're quietly acquiescing in their own decline.

And more, from some who consider themselves "social democrats":

Is Social Democracy a viable model for the European future?

  • The Western European economies, which I take as the living embodiments of social democracy, face a dual crunch: low rates of economic growth and unfavorable demographics.

  • democracy stands in danger unless Europe can boost its rates of economic growth.

  • Most of Western Europe experienced a long postwar boom, lasting at least through the late 1970s (the timing is later for Spain). This was sustained by rebuilding, an enormous growth in world trade, and by lower levels of government intervention than we see today. But welfare payments rose, taxes rose, labor markets became less flexible, interventions favored insiders to a greater degree, regulations were cartelized, and the entrepreneurial spirit ebbed.

  • Western European per capita income is now about 30 percent below that of the United States and I see the gap widening rather than closing.

  • It seems that for Western Europe to regain its dynamism, it has to move to a freer market economy, higher rates of childbirth, higher immigration, and greater religiosity. It has to stop being the Europe which we (or at least I) love, and become more like the United States.
And this:
Thus Europe, which had relied on extensive growth in the 1950s and 1960s, had no choice but to switch to intensive growth from the 1970s on. The problem was that institutions tailored to the needs of extensive growth were less suited to the challenges of intensive growth. Bank-based financial systems had been singularly effective at mobilizing resources for investment by existing enterprises using known technologies, but they were less conducive to growth in a period of heightened technological uncertainty. Now the role of finance was to take bets on competing technologies, something for which financial markets were better adapted. The generous employment protections and heavy welfare-state charges that had given labor the security to accept the installation of mass-production technologies now became an obstacle to growth as new firms seeking to explore the viability of unfamiliar technologies became the agents of job creation and productivity improvement. Systems of worker co-determination, in which union representatives occupied seats on big firms' supervisory boards, had been ideal for helping labor to verify that owners were investing the profits resulting from its wage restraint but now discouraged bosses from taking the tough measures needed to restructure in preparation for the adoption of radical new technologies. State holding companies that had been engines of investment and technical progress were no longer efficient mechanisms for allocating resources in this new era of heightened technological uncertainty. They were increasingly captured by special interests and used to bail out loss-making firms and prop up declining industries.

And finally:
In this, his first major book, Mark Steyn--probably the most widely read, and wittiest, columnist in the English-speaking world--takes on the great poison of the twenty-first century: the anti-Americanism that fuels both Old Europe and radical Islam. America, Steyn argues, will have to stand alone. The world will be divided between America and the rest; and for our sake America had better win.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Democrats violate the Logan Act?

Drudge reports that Hamas in talks with Democratic Party in a secret location...
Hamas officials have managed to smuggle more than $66 million in cash through the Rafah border crossing in the past eight months, a member of the Hamas-led government revealed Wednesday.

Meanwhile, sources close to the Hamas-led government claimed that Hamas representatives recently held talks with officials from the US Democratic Party at a secret location.
Now, this immediately brings to mind the Logan Act:
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.
Why, you might ask?

Well, here's an excellent example:

Kerry's Logan Act
Many of us have long ago given up hope that obstreperous liberals in Congress who deliberately weaken our country's position in a time of war will face appropriate repercussions.

Just in case you think the Democrats are oh-so-much-more-brilliant at foreign policy, you'd better re-adjust your reading glasses:

A longtime aide to Jimmy Carter has resigned from the Carter Center think tank, calling the former president's new book on Israel and the Arabs one-sided and filled with errors.
Kenneth Stein, the Carter Center's first executive director and founder of its Middle East program, sent a letter that bluntly criticized the book to Carter and others.

Stein wrote that the book, "Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid," was replete with factual errors, material copied from other sources and "simply invented segments," according to an excerpt of the letter published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
And here are some of my past posts that will help to flesh out this idea that maybe, just maybe, icons of the Democratic Party like Carter, Kennedy, and Kerry represent a great deal of why you should be a lot more worried when they get involved in foreign affairs:

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The Liberal Mind

Need a Christmas gift for a liberal friend?

Are Liberals Out of Their Minds?
Why do modern liberals think and act as they do? The radical left’s politics and its destructive effects on our basic freedoms have provoked many to speculate on what makes these people tick.

The Liberal Mind answers the question.
This book is the first systematic analysis of the political madness that now threatens to destroy the West’s greatest achievement: the American dream of civilized liberty.
Love, Santa

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Dems renege on solemn pledge

Democrats Reject Key 9/11 Panel Suggestion
It was a solemn pledge, repeated by Democratic leaders and candidates over and over: If elected to the majority in Congress, Democrats would implement all of the recommendations of the bipartisan commission that examined the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

But with control of Congress now secured, Democratic leaders have decided for now against implementing the one measure that would affect them most directly: a wholesale reorganization of Congress to improve oversight and funding of the nation's intelligence agencies.
Democrats to Gut Missile Defense
Democratic leaders are poised to gut America’s missile defense - at the same time North Korea and Iran are testing long-range missiles that can strike the U.S. and its allies, including Israel, Japan and Britain

Now that the Democrats are in charge of both houses of Congress for the first time since the 9-11 attacks, they face an important and ultimately revealing choice: will they to stick with the bromides beloved by their base or work with the president to safeguard the country from North Korean and Iranian missiles?
EXCLUSIVE: Iranian Weapons Arm Iraqi Militia
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2006 — U.S. officials say they have found smoking-gun evidence of Iranian support for terrorists in Iraq: brand-new weapons fresh from Iranian factories. According to a senior defense official, coalition forces have recently seized Iranian-made weapons and munitions that bear manufacturing dates in 2006.
"Beware the Devil You Don't Know: Will the Democrats actually be worse?"

Boy, I feel safer already...DON'T YOU???

Friday, December 01, 2006

If love is all you need, then why did the Beatles break up?

Think about it.

If they were not--how do you say it properly--in love, practising love, having love, being love or whatever the heck they meant when they wrote that song "All You Need Is Love"...

...then that just makes them a bunch of those icky type people who always tell you what to do, but they never do whatever-it-is these people:


They WERE in love, practising love, having love, being love or whatever the heck they meant when they wrote that song "All You Need Is Love"...BUT IT DIDN'T WORK and that makes them a gaggle of puff people as far as serious philosophers go, albeit really great musician/songwriters.

Now, if you are going to devote any amount of time to activities supported and/or generated by any one of the various Hollywood Halfwits from the '60's or other brilliant peace and love types like The Whole World Is Saying No War! [except the terrorists] or Violent Protesters Disrupt Tancredo Event At Michigan State University [oxymorons], don't you think you'd want a at least a little evidence that "Love Is All You Need" before marching your ass into the neighborhood (think Dearborn) al-Qaida hangout?
It’s no coincidence that the left-social democrats and the neo-Stalinists of the International Action Center/A.N.S.W.E.R. group are hostile – each for their own reasons – to libertarianism. – Justin Raimondo