Saturday, April 21, 2007

Jesus Is Waiting

Al Green

On And On

Erykah Badu

Friday, April 20, 2007

Was The Virginia Tech Killer A Jihadi?

I think it is very likely he believed himself to be doing the work of a Jihadi (from Atlas Shrugs):

I know everyone is dismissing the glaring Ismail Ax angle of the massacre and calling the depraved murderer Cho, but it seems to me that if this savage wrote (or tattooed, still unclear) Ismail Ax on his arm, signed his suicide note Ismail Ax , sent an overnight package from A Ishmail, made sure he had no other ID on his person after he martyred himself , you can be damn sure he wanted to be remembered as Ismail Ax. Shaving his head and from what I can see in his pictures and martyr video- his body, must have added to law enforcement's suspicions which is why it so curious that they would say so early on that horrible day that "it was not tied to terrorism."

It also seems pretty obvious that law enforcement delayed releasing his name because they did not want to release "Ismail" even though that was all they had for the better part of the day and that was their very first clue . But they wouldn't release it. They waited a full day, an entire day, to release his name.

Everyone is quick to jump on the link to James Fenimore Cooper's novel "The Prairie " meme where Ishmael Bush is known as an outcast and outlawed warrior. It's the drug of choice and most everyone is comfortable with that link. Moby Dick has been bantered about y as well. But mentioning the thirde rail, the Quran or Islam, and they'll cut your throat (metaphorically.) If you saw the level of vitriol and hate directed at me when I merely asked what Ismail Ax meant, it would stun you - hence the comment moderation.

It reminds me of CAIR's lawsuit against the Jane and John Does in the Flying Imam debacle. It's not the lawsuit. The objective is to shut people up. CAIR has been noticeably quiet in the Ismail Ax affair.

There is much we don't know and won't know. I would love to hear what Ismail Cho was about to say when he declared "brothers and sisters!" before NBC edited that tape ................ and while I don't think he had serious affiliations, there is clearly a sort of punk jihad thing happening. The title of his file were telling;

Now, check this out, here are the titles he chose for his various video files:

Their titles are varied and hard to match with their content: “all of You”, “am al qaeda”, “anti terror”, “as time appr”, “blood of inno”, “congrad”, “could b victim”. The rambling comments are those of an angry young man who felt persecuted, who felt that the world is against him, who felt he was a victim of personal terrorism.

More here.

The Islamists are already claiming him as one of their own.

James Lewis has an excellent source of Ismail angst over at The American Thinker: "Was Cho taught to hate?"

And Charles had this;

VT Killer: A Neo-Nazi Connection

One of the pictures received by NBC News from the Virginia Tech mass murderer suggests a neo-Nazi connection; with the heading, “The number of the Anti-Terrorist,” Cho drew the number “88”—a well-known neo-Nazi reference to the phrase “Heil Hitler.” (H is the eighth letter of the alphabet.)

Cho also used the number 88 as .
Cho also used the number 88 as
the return address for the package he sent to NBC News.

Debatin' Dylan

Bob Dylan is an unparalelled genius. In recent years, he has produced three brilliant albums which are among the best in his catalogue.

Here's how I would rate his top ten albums:

1) Desire

2) Bringin' It All Back Home

3) Slow Train Comin'

4) Modern Times

5) Blood On The Tracks

6) Time Out Of Mind

7) Highway 61 Revisited

8) Blonde On Blonde

9) Nashville Skyline

10) Infidels

Know that the only reason I'm doing this is to start an bitter argument between all you Dylan fans.

Watch, I'll find out there aren't any Dylan fans among those who read my blog.


I Believe In You

A confession by Bob Dylan.

They ask me how I feel
And if my love is real
And how I know I'll make it through.

And they, they look at me and frown,
They'd like to drive me from this town,
They don't want me around'
Cause I believe in you.

They show me to the door,
They say don't come back no more'
Cause I don't be like they'd like me to,
And I walk out on my own
A thousand miles from home
But I don't feel alone'
Cause I believe in you.

I believe in you even through the tears and the laughter,
I believe in you even though we be apart.
I believe in you even on the morning after.
Oh, when the dawn is nearing
Oh, when the night is disappearing
Oh, this feeling is still here in my heart.

Don't let me drift too far,
Keep me where you are
Where I will always be renewed.

And that which you've given me today
Is worth more than I could pay
And no matter what they say
I believe in you.

I believe in you when winter turn to summer,
I believe in you when white turn to black,
I believe in you even though I be outnumbered.
Oh, though the earth may shake me
Oh, though my friends forsake me
Oh, even that couldn't make me go back.

Don't let me change my heart,
Keep me set apart
From all the plans they do pursue.

And I, I don't mind the pain
Don't mind the driving rain
I know I will sustain'
Cause I believe in you.

When He Returns

Bob Dylan

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran

One of the reasons I have not been writing so much lately is because I find our apparent lack of resolve so depressing.

Well, when I see evidence that the United States and the Western World may be ready to do what needs to be done, then I wake up a bit.

John McCain seems to indicate here that the United States will indeed bomb Iran. The other night Pamela from Atlas Shrugs interviewed Hugh Hewitt, and he said he thinks an attack on Iran is imminent.

When even men who love to portray themselves as moderates begin to talk of doing what should have seemed inevitable and right from the very beginning, then we see that, perhaps the United States does indeed have what it takes to make it into the future:

Thu Apr 19 2007 10:13:53 ET

Sen. John McCain brought his "Straight Talk" tour to South Carolina Wednesday morning.

The presidential hopeful spent 90 minutes talking to nearly 500 people who crammed into the Murrells Inlet VFW Hall.

At the campaign rally, McCain was asked if an attack on Iran is in the works, the GEORGETOWN TIMES reports.

McCain began his answer by changing the words to a popular BEACH BOYS song.

“Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran,” he sang to the tune of Barbara Ann.


One McCain aide who attended the event said McCain was adding a little levity to the discussion and the crowd reacted with laughter.

McCain went on to discuss the seriousness of the issue, saying he supports the President, and he will not allow Iran to destroy Israel.