Saturday, March 18, 2006

Islam Says,
"Kill Homosexuals"

The Iraqi Ayatollah Sistani, the man who couldmost accurately be called the spiritual leader of the new Iraq, says homosexuals should die:

Friday, March 17, 2006 Sistani:
"Gays Should Be Killed in Worst Way Possible."

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, the supreme religious authority for Shi'ite Msulims in Iraq and worldwide, decrees that gays and lesbians should be killed in the worst manner possible, according to this news article from a London-based gay rights group.A quick search through Sistani's official website turns up this page, translated as:

Q: What is the judgement on sodomy and lesbianism?

A: "Forbidden. Those involved in the act should be punished. In fact, sodomites should be killed in the worst manner possible."

Thus says the Iranian cleric who was nominated by Iraqis for the 2005 Nobel Peace prize.

Dag has some comments that are right on target:

Muslims in the West and homosexuals are both minority groups. So what? Muslims are violent, hate-filled killers who prey on homosexuals. That is almost without exception.

Christians often do not have any higher opinion of homosexuals than do Muslims. There is a fundamental difference: Christians generally don't kill homosexuals.

Individual people might bash gays, and when they do we all press till the criminal is captured and prosecuted. It is the law that saves homosexuals from the few who would harm them; in Islam it is the law that kills homosexuals.

Now, some homosexuals are too stupid to understand the difference, and they side with Muslims in their stupidity, thinking that one minority is the same as the next so long as both hate America and share a number of the same cliches.

The Left Is About To Curl
Into A Fetal Position
And Wet Themselves

From Atlas Shrugs:

In literally one of the most bizarre attacks ever mounted on a sitting President, a respected former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, former contributing editor for National Review, and a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Paul Craig Roberts suggests the President Bush, aided by evil "bloodthirsty neocons" will detonate a nuclear device close to the United States to justify attacking Iran.

"...a low yield, perhaps tactical, nuclear weapon will be exploded some distance out from a US port. Death and destruction will be minimized, but fear and hysteria will be maximized. Americans will be told that the ship bearing the weapon was discovered and intercepted just in time, thanks to Bush’s illegal spying program, and that Iran is to blame. A more powerful wave of fear and outrage will again bind the American people to Bush, and the US media will not report the rest of the world’s doubts of the explanation."

Craig Paul Roberts is now the chairman of the Independent Institute. This man has fallen off the deep end and needs profesional help.
Hat Tip:

Friday, March 17, 2006

Are In

Give a model a book and see what she does with it.

She holds it in her hands, looks at it, head cocked sideways. Turns it over and around, and then opens it up and puts it on her head.

Voila, a hat.

Of course.

A model wears a dress by Ukrainian designer Andre Tan during fashion show at the traditional spring-summer pret-a-porter Fashion Week in Kiev, Ukraine Friday, March 17, 2006. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
AP - Mar 17 10:48 AM

Pajamas Media Doesn't
Just Report History,
It Helps To Make It

Talk about Gonzo Journalism:

Back in mid-February Pajamas Media went to Washington to cover the Intelligence Summit and did video interviews with Congressman Hoekstra (chair of the House Intell Committee), former DCI Woolsey and Richard Perle, among others. In all those interviews we discussed our idea - new to all of them - that the myriad untranslated Saddam tapes and documents be released to the blogosphere for translation.

The three men all, to one degree or another, liked the idea, although they were surprised by it. Today, it was announced that at the instigation of Hoekstra these documents have been released by the Pentagon for ... and this is how it was worded on the Brit Hume Show on Fox News ... for translation by the blogosphere.

UPDATE: One of the documents already translated by Iraq the Model here.

Here's some info on some of the documents already translated:

If you read nothing else today, make sure to go to this site.

Jveritas provides a translation of a document linking Iraq and Osama bin Laden CMPC-2003-001488 (hat tip: Jawa Report):

In the Name of God the Merciful
Presidency of the Republic
Intelligence Apparatus
To the respectful Mr. M.A.M
Subject: Information
Our source in Afghanistan No 11002 (for information about him see attachment 1) provided us with information that that Afghani Consul Ahmad Dahestani (for information about him see attachment 2) told him the following:
1. That Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban in Afghanistan are in contact with Iraq and it that previously a group from Taliban and Osama Bin Laden group visited Iraq.
2. That America has proof that the government of Iraq and Osama Bin Laden group have shown cooperation to hit target within America.
3. That in case it is proven the involvement of Osama Bin Laden group and the Taliban in these destructive operations it is possible that American will conduct strikes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
4. That the Afghani Consul heard about the subject of Iraq relation with Osama Bin Laden group during his stay in Iran.
5. In light of this we suggest to write to the Commission of the above information.
Please view… Yours… With regards
Signature:……, Initials : A.M.M, 15/9/2001
Foot note: Immediately send to the Chairman of Commission

There's more there and more to come.




Comedy Central Pulls
South Park Episode
Spoofing Scientology

Would you care to taste my little white vinegarey Scientology balls?

Scientologists must be geeks who have no sense of humor. Or maybe, they are totalitarians like the radical Islamists. Well, no matter what they are, they need to be made fun of, and criticized, just like any other group. Like us Christians for instance:

The battle between "South Park""South Park" creators Trey ParkerTrey Parker and Matt StoneMatt Stone and Scientology is escalating.

The dust-up gained steam last week when Isaac Hayes, a practicing Scientologist who has long been the voice of the character Chef, quit after objecting to a "South Park" episode called "Trapped in the Closet," which lampooned both the religion and Tom CruiseTom Cruise.

The skirmish continued this week, when Comedy CentralComedy Central abruptly pulled a repeat of that episode that was scheduled to air Wednesday evening. Showing instead was another memorable segseg which featured Hayes's character, called "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls."

Blog reports pegged the mysterious episode switch to objections raised by Cruise, who, the reports stated, threatened to not promote "Mission: Impossible 3," the summer tentpole for ViacomViacom-owned Paramount.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Turn The Other Cheek?
And Then What?

Check out Atlas' post on war and winning:

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

For Those
About To Rock
We Salute You

Bush will "reaffirm" his pre-emptive strategy. Why? Well, because Ohmydumbjihad is in big trouble, that's why:

President Bush plans to issue a new national security strategy today reaffirming his doctrine of preemptive war against terrorists and hostile states with chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, despite the troubled experience in Iraq.

The long-delayed document, an articulation of U.S. strategic priorities that is required by law, lays out a robust view of America's power and an assertive view of its responsibility to bring change around the world.

Future Methusaleh Is Alive And, Well ...

has a very long life ahead of her:

Modern medicine is redefining old age and may soon allow people to live regularly beyond the current upper limit of 120 years, experts said on Wednesday.

It used to be thought there was some built-in limit on lifespan, but a group of scientists meeting at Oxford University for a conference on life extension and enhancement consigned that idea to the dustbin.

Paul Hodge, director of the Harvard Generations Policy Program, said governments around the world -- struggling with pension crises, greying workforces and rising healthcare costs -- had to face up to the challenge now.

"Life expectancy is going to grow significantly, and current policies are going to be proven totally inadequate," he predicted.

Just how far and fast life expectancy will increase is open to debate, but the direction and the accelerating trend is clear.

Richard Miller of the Michigan University Medical School said tests on mice and rats -- genetically very similar to humans -- showed lifespan could be extended by 40 percent, simply by limiting calorie consumption.

Translated into humans, that would mean average life expectancy in rich countries rising from near 80 to 112 years, with many individuals living a lot longer.

Aubrey de Grey, a biomedical gerontologist from Cambridge University, goes much further. He believes the first person to live to 1,000 has already been born and told the meeting that periodic repairs to the body using stem cells, gene therapy and other techniques could eventually stop the aging process entirely.

Our life becomes, icreasingly, all about short-term gratification. Already, we are so frustrated at that which we can't attain that we hurt each other, lie, cheat, steal. Already, we are so bored that we have taken to beating ourselves for sexual gratification.

Just what we need; an eternity to do ourselves in.

Dude ...

I broke my hand.

And, today they put it in a cast. At this point it is pretty damned hard to type. I might not have much to say for awhile.

But, it seems you can't shut me up. W'll see, huh?

It's All
His Fault:
George Bush

Terrye, from YARGB, says George Bush is being made into the Sin Eater for our society:

We most often associate BDS with the left, but it seems to me that a lot of people on the right are not immune. Bush is either too conservative or not conservative enough, take your pick. I have posted here before that I thought Bush had become a sort of political sin eater. His function is to absorb all the shortcomings of the political class and leave them free of sin. Whether it be the existence of wmd, the ongoing and ever present promise/threat/prediction of civil war in Iraq, government spending or natural disasters it is this one man who bears the weight of it all.

So George Will can question Bush's intelligence just as easily as any Koskid. Blogs like Malkin's and LGF can assume that Bush is soft on security over a port deal with Arabs while Feingold can threaten censure because Bush is over zealous in protecting the same.

There is a certain measure of self gratification here. These folks are saying If only he had listened to me everything would be ok now. There would be no AlQaida, no over the top government spending, no illegal immigration, Americans would own and run America and everyone would either be our friend or be too afraid of us to strike. If only he had listened to me.

I am wondering if the very office of the president is being somehow transformed here. The President of the United States is not a deity. He can not control the weather, solve all the world's problems, make people agree with one another. In fact often as not he can not even give an order and be sure it will be carried out.

I read somewhere that Truman once said {I paraphrase} that he could not wait until that General {Eisenhower} got in there and gave an order and nothing happened. Things are just not the simple, the United States is not the Enterprise with the president standing on the bridge, saying Make it so.

I wonder if the BDS is about Bush or if in fact it is about our growing fear and uncertainty about the world. When I see the wrong direction/right direction numbers it seems to me that nobody..right or left feels we are going in the right direction. This feeling is I believe exacerbated by the incessant doom mongering and bad news from a 24 hour news cycle that does its best to present the world as a place of misery and chaos.

Forget the wonder in life, the great strides in science and technology, the improved standards of living.... it all sucks all the time all the world over.

I think Bush is being blamed by both sides for his failure to make it all go away. Once upon a time that was not a president's job...when and why did that change?

The cultural drama used to be played out by the gods and godesses of mythology. When the gods were not sacrificed to properly, or sufficiently, the people could expect trouble.

With the advent of the convenient, instant-gratification society, we have turned the basis of religion on its head. Instead of sacrificing to our god in hope of getting what we want, now, when we don't get what we want when we want it, we sacrifice our god.

Because the human psyche does not change appreciably over short expanses of time, such as a couple thousand years, it seems to me that this change is an obvious case of Koyaanisqatsi (life out of balance).

I have to wonder if the gods will be back to punish us for the punishment we are leveling on them, via the totem of George Bush.

Those Westerners
Want Us
To Let
Israel Live

Sometimes Charles at LGF puts it so perfectly that I can do nothing but just lift his post verbatim:

Iranian madman Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has figured out the secret reason why the West is so opposed to Iran’s nuclear ambitions: because they don’t want him to nuke Israel.
Iran’s Ahmadinejad: West opposes our nukes to let Israel live on.

“Our enemies on the one hand oppose our nation’s acquisition of nuclear energy and on the other hand want to divert the attention of other nations from the key issue of Palestine to give an opportunity to the Zionist regime to prolong its existence”, he said.

“One of the main reasons why the big powers oppose Iran on the nuclear issue is for the sake of the Zionist regime, so as to let this regime live on. But they are unaware that not only will the Iranian nation continue in the path of obtaining nuclear energy till the end, it will not even for one instant divert its attention from the issue of Palestine”.

“The regime occupying Qods [Israel] is the key to [Western] countries’ domination in Muslim lands, and with every blow at this occupying regime, it’s the pillars of the Global Arrogance (the West) that are targeted”.

So, this is rock solid confirmation that Iran intends to nuke Israel. There really is no question anymore. The Iranian regime must be destroyed.

Calm Down, It's Just A Joke

Bill, Hillary, and Al were in an airplane crash. They're up in heaven, and God is sitting on the great throne.God addresses Al first. "Al, what do you believe in?"

Al replies, "Well, I believe that the combustion engine is evil and that we need to save the world from CFC's and if any more Freon is used the whole earth will become a greenhouse and we will die."

God thinks for a second and says "Okay, I can live with that. Come and sit at my left."

God then addresses Bill. "Bill, what do you believe in?"

Bill replies, "Well, I believe in power to the people."

"I think people should be able to make their own choices about things and that no one should ever be able to tell someone else what to do."

"I also believe in feeling people's pain."

God thinks for a second and says, "Okay, that sounds good. Come and sit at my right."

God then addresses Hillary. "Hillary, what do you believe in?"

Hillary says, "I believe you're in my chair."

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

God Bless Wafa Sultan

This from Atlas Shrugs:

Wafa Sultan, in the pantheon of Atlas Heroines, please consider contributing to a fund for her protection, a fatwa has been issued and she is in hiding here;.

She speaks here of the Jews;

''Speaking of the Holocaust, she said, "The Jews have come from the tragedy and forced the world to respect them, with their knowledge, not with their terror; with their work, not with their crying and yelling." She went on, "We have not seen a single Jew blow himself up in a German restaurant. We have not seen a single Jew destroy a church. We have not seen a single Jew protest by killing people."

She concluded, "Only the Muslims defend their beliefs by burning down churches, killing people and destroying embassies. This path will not yield any results. The Muslims must ask themselves what they can do for humankind, before they demand that humankind respect them."

Hopefully, Atlas will provide a link where we really can donate money. I'll donate for sure.

Former NBA Player
Spends His
Fortune To
Save His People

And winds up in prison:


HBO Realsport's Frank Deford profiles Manute Bol and his tragic life after basketball.

Bol tells Deford that during his career he wanted to go back to Sudan and fight alongside his Dinka tribesman in Southern Sudan. Considered the tallest people in the world, Christian and black, according to the show lived peacefully in Southern Sudan - until Arab Muslims from the North invaded with an intention to take over and Islamize them.

Bol and his best friend went to over 39 Congressmen personally and met with the Pentagon in the 90's telling them that their people were being decimated by the Arab Muslims from the North and would disappear if the US did not help. He said they got nothing.

His friend said he told the US the greatest threat they would face in the future would be from Islamist Fundamentalism, at which most laughed.

Read the whole thing.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Rising Among
French Muslims

Why is it that evil people so often focus their hatred on Jews?

BAGNEUX, France -- In the bleak housing project where a young Jew named Ilan Halimi was held captive and tortured before being dumped in a vacant lot to die, there's scant sympathy for the victim.

''It's too bad this happened, because we immigrants are always blamed," said Ibrahim Ag Ahmalou, a lanky man of West African heritage who shares his girlfriend's apartment in the project. ''But Jews have all the money and power. Everyone knows this and resents them. That's why they have these problems."

Last week there were three more attacks on Jews by Arab and African immigrants in suburban Paris, according to police. None of the latest victims was seriously injured, but the attacks heightened the nervousness of French Jews. There is alarm that the antipathy of French Muslims toward Jews, long based on opposition to Israel, is reverting to the even more sinister prejudices that once pervaded Europe, making Jews the scapegoats for all social ills.

''Anti-Semitism is rising in our country," said legislator Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Halimi, 23, son of Moroccan-born Jews of modest means, sold cellphones at a shop in Paris. He disappeared on Jan. 20, allegedly abducted by a predominantly Muslim youth gang dedicated to crime, street fighting, rap music, and virulent anti-Semitism. The thuggish crew sought a cash ransom of more than $500,000 because they assumed all Jews were rich, according to French authorities. And when Halimi's hard-strapped family could not produce money, they killed their captive because he was a Jew.

In taunting calls to Halimi's family, the abductors addressed his parents with anti-Semitic slurs and told them to get cash ''from your synagogue." They also contacted a French rabbi, boasting, ''We have a Jew." Even more shocking, investigators believe that many inhabitants of the project were aware that the youth gang was holding a Jewish captive, but none called police or urged the abductors to show mercy.

Everyone knew, and no one said anything, which indicates there must be an awfully deep hatred of Jews among the French Muslims.

Why would that be?

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Not God

Check out these words from Richard Edelman, President and Chief Executive of the public-relations firm Edelman, spoken recently at PR Week’s annual public-relations awards:

“It used to be I would schmooze you and I was your flack,” said Mr. Edelman, whose firm netted about $260 million in 2005. “Today, if we want to get a message into the public’s conversation, we just make a post on a blog. If The Wall Street Journal goes after a client, we don’t have to accept that anymore. Let’s post the documents we gave The Journal; let’s show the interviews the newspaper decided not to show.

“You’re not God anymore,” he said.

Miserable Cat

After some of the miserable discussion that went on here at CUANAS last night, I thought maybe we should all look at a cat who is even more miserable than us.

When you are down, it always helps you feel a little better when you can laugh at the despair of others, right?