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In Case You Missed It

Posted by Godefroi on June 2, 2010

Big news in Kenya last week.

Our beloved Dear Leader now has even more respectable roots than before, since this happened.

DOC!

Granny O Gets Honored

Having just returned from there, I can assure all Americans that everyone in Kenya is VERY proud of her favorite son, so much so that the Universities bestow honorary doctorates just for being his ancestor!

Wow…..

Oh, and I do mean EVERYONE.  I really don’t understand why all the Kenyans in Kisumu (incidentally, where Obama’s forebears were born) would be think that he was born in Kenya, -including, may I add, Mama Sarah shown above – when actually it was in Hawaii.  🙂

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Meaningless

Posted by Godefroi on October 9, 2009

A once-respected award for humanitarianism has now lost all meaning.

Nobel Peace Prize Is Awarded to President Obama

Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” the Nobel Committee said.

Three former U.S. Presidents have won the Nobel Peace Prize.  Jimmy Carter won this prize after more than a decade of international activism, misguided though it may have been.  Woodrow Wilson for creating the League of Nations (at least he had an accomplishment).  Teddy Roosevelt after he negotiated the end of the Russo-Japanese War (again, something actually accomplished).

One has to wonder if Jagland’s affiliation with Social Democrats had any bearing on this.  Hmmm.

What has Obama actually DONE to win this prize?

“The Nobel Committee has in particular looked at Obama’s vision and work toward a world without atomic weapons,” Thorbjoern Jagland, chairman of the five-member Nobel committee said in an interview broadcast on Norway’s TV2 today. “Obama has as president created a new climate in international politics.”

In short, he’s done NOTHING.  He’s made a few speeches – WOW – which as of yet have accomplished nothing.  Even the nuclear arsenal over which he has command is still undiminished. 

And the vaunted “vision and work” and “extraordinary efforts”?  It’s all occurred since he took office less than 9 months ago.

Pitiful.  Pathetic.  Worthless.  Meaningless.

Update: K. Carpenter shows us how far back this actually goes.  Not only was Obama nominated LESS THAN TWO WEEKS into office, but the nomination invitations were sent out way back in September of 2008.  Good Grief!

Update 2: Jim Geraghty weighs in

Let Me Be Clear: We Must Credit Obama For His Accomplishments

There are no longer any U.S. forces in Iraq; the war there is over.

Afghanistan is finally stabilized, with the populace reassured and President Karzai’s public trust reinvigorated by free and fair elections.

Israelis and Palestinians are finally working together to build a lasting peace.

Through our forthright and clear denunciation of brutality, the Iranian protesters have had their fraudulent election canceled and true democracy is celebrated by every young man and young woman in the streets of Tehran.

The Guantanamo Bay prison is closed.

Through our diplomatic nudging, China has made great strides in its treatment of dissent, and the Dalai Lama is recognized by every world leader as a great man of wisdom.

Eastern Europeans in places like Poland and the Czech Republic sleep easily, no longer worried about the nefarious ambitions of the Russian bear.

A crisis in Honduras has been averted through the measured, deliberate effort of the administration.

No one in Asia worries about North Korean missiles any longer.

Pakistan is stabilized, and their citizens are reaching out to India in places like Mumbai.

In Egypt, after Obama’s speech, the government has never spent more time paying attention to dissenters like the Muslim Brotherhood.

Finally, the potential chaos from a global recession has been averted, as the U.S. economy has come roaring back to lead the world to new prosperity.

Come on, folks. With a record like that, Obama was a shoo-in.

Heh!

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Who will defend DOMA?

Posted by Godefroi on July 8, 2009

Barack Obama is on record as wanting to repeal the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, though I’m not certain that it’s still on his website, and I just can’t bring myself to go and look.

In any case, we know where his intentions are…and his crone Pelosi is right there with him.  I have to wonder how enamored of him and his policies the judiciary of the 1st Circuit is, because DOMA is about to have it’s day in court.

Massachusetts sues feds over definition of marriage

Massachusetts is suing the federal government over a law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

State Attorney General Martha Coakley filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Boston. It says the federal Defense of Marriage Act interferes with the right of Massachusetts to define marriage as it sees fit.

On the one hand, AG Coakley has a point…the Tenth Amendment says explicitly that powers not granted to the Fed is held by the individual states or their citizens, and the “Full Faith and Credit” clause can easily be  interpreted to mean that a marriage in one state is a marriage in all states.  But doesn’t that cut both ways?

“Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state”

That is, a state that extends marriage by law and judicial ruling to only one man and one woman should have THAT respected by all other states, right?

Anyway, it will be interesting as this case unfolds.

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Wow

Posted by Godefroi on December 21, 2008

As AOW noted in a comment on a previous post, the government running the schools is simply an attempt to inculcate certain ideas – primarily LIBERAL ideas, strangely enough – into a young, more-or-less empty and thus very fertile mind.  Hmmm…I have a book on that subject somewhere.  I’m going to have to find it again.  Anway.

Imagine the POWER involved in completely dominating a young brain…and then imagine multiplying that power by mixing it with an in-your-face religion and the promise of unlimited lurid sex.

Or, better yet, don’t imagine…read about it in an interview two teenaged suicide killers.

I’ve come to Kabul to this secret police headquarters to find out just how the Taliban can convince an Afghan boy to become a human bomb.

The first question I ask Farman is about death: is he not afraid of dying?

‘Oh no, even before you blow yourself up the virgins come to the site of the explosion and wait for you to take you to paradise,’ he says confidently, parroting his Taliban masters, who promise suicide bombers they will be rewarded with virgins for their act.

[…]

How did your bomb work?’ I ask Farman. He seems confused by the question and it quickly becomes clear he doesn’t really know.

‘It’s God’s will if you live or die,’ he says. Even now, after his capture, this child is confused about how he was going to die — and who would press the button.

But then it would not be hard to fool Farman. He is illiterate, a simple peasant. I ask him if he can point out on a map where Britain is, or the U.S., or even Pakistan.

He can’t. He doesn’t even know the Koran. He tells me what his Taliban brainwashers told him, that the former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, is a Jew and a Christian and should therefore be killed. But when I ask him to explain what a Jew is, he has no idea.

But he does know who he hates: Westerners.

‘I was told the infidels were invading our lands and doing bad things to our women. I wanted to go on the jihad to kill them.’

[…]

They showed some videos and talked about paradise and virgins. About how the Americans were beating people, insulting Muslim women, raping Muslim women,’ says Abdul.

‘We did not even get any guns — we just went jogging.’

 I ask about the virgins. In the villages and camps where the boys grew up, the only girls and women they would ever have seen would have been their own sisters.

All other women would have been covered in the all-encompassing burka whenever they left their houses.

Even to talk about these things — virginity, female beauty — openly must have been intoxicating in such a conservative society.

‘My trainer never told me the numbers of virgins, he only said that there are some in the next life and paradise was green and wet,’ says Farman.

‘But even one finger of the houri [the heavenly virgins] is more beautiful than any earthly woman.’

Read the whole thing.

Nod: The Jawa Report

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Important Info!

Posted by Godefroi on December 15, 2008

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From a comment left here.

Always On Watch Says:

Alec Rawls will be our guest on the next edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show,” on Friday, December 19.

BE THERE!!!

Oh yeah…in case you’re not aware, Alec is the author of Crescent of Betrayal: Dishonoring the Heroes of Flight 93, as wells as the blog Error Theory, and the driving force behind our regular blogbursts in opposition to the Islamic Mihrab that makes up the Flight 93 Memorial.

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Armed

Posted by Godefroi on December 15, 2008

While it’s not clear from the writings of the Founders on the subject of armed citizenry that individual self-defense was precisely what they had in mind (from criminals, that is…it’s quite clear that they intended protection from the Feds), this is an example of why we should all be exercising our 2nd Amendment rights to keep and bear arms.

H/T: Headline thingy at Ace

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

An intended rape victim shot and killed her attacker this morning in Cape Girardeau when he broke into her home to rape her a second time, police said.

The 57-year-old woman shot Ronnie W. Preyer, 47, a registered sex offender, in the chest with a shotgun when he broke through her locked basement door.
The woman told police he was the same man who raped her several days earlier. Officials do not intend to seek charges against her.

Those who would restrict your right to a firearm will provide you with statistics that show that you’re not very likely to be attacked in your home…as if “not likely” is sufficient.

The point is not how likely it is to happen…it’s whether or not you want should be permitted to have some protection IF it happens.

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Perspective

Posted by Godefroi on December 3, 2008

Thomas Friedman makes a fine point in this op-ed at NYT.

When Pakistanis and other Muslims are willing to take to the streets, even suffer death, to protest an insulting cartoon published in Denmark, is it fair to ask [yes – GdB]: Who in the Muslim world, who in Pakistan, is ready to take to the streets to protest the mass murders of real people, not cartoon characters, right next door in Mumbai?

After all, if 10 young Indians from a splinter wing of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party traveled by boat to Pakistan, shot up two hotels in Karachi and the central train station, killed at least 173 people, and then, for good measure, murdered the imam and his wife at a Saudi-financed mosque while they were cradling their 2-year-old son — purely because they were Sunni Muslims — where would we be today? The entire Muslim world would be aflame and in the streets.

Where is the outrage, indeed?

H/T: Headline thingy at Hot Air.

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Understandable Sentiments

Posted by Godefroi on December 2, 2008

While I don’t completely AGREE, I completely understand.

sent

These particular Muslim SCUM committed atrocity after atrocity over the course of three days…for what?

This crushed, distraught little boy is orphaned…for what?

To spread their Religion of Peace?

When will the world wake up to, and eradicate, this menace?

H/T: Misha

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The Truth Will Out…

Posted by Godefroi on September 30, 2008

Even if no one is really paying attention.

A READER AT A MAJOR NEWSROOM EMAILS: “Off the record, every suspicion you have about MSM being in the tank for O is true. We have a team of 4 people going thru dumpsters in Alaska and 4 in arizona. Not a single one looking into Acorn, Ayers or Freddiemae. Editor refuses to publish anything that would jeopardize election for O, and betting you dollars to donuts same is true at NYT, others. People cheer when CNN or NBC run another Palin-mocking but raising any reasonable inquiry into obama is derided or flat out ignored. The fix is in, and its working.”

H/T Instapundit.

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Ye-Gods People!

Posted by Godefroi on September 26, 2008

Anyone looking for more evidence that the entire political process has been turned into an oozing leprous Obama-inspired-and-supporting sore?

OK…

Starting with Instapundit – the Obamessiahs’ minions are hard at work to make sure that you don’t learn anything negative about him.

Obama threatening the licenses of TV stations that run NRA ads.

Haven’t we had about enough of this? Related item here. They told me that if George W. Bush were re-elected there would be brazen efforts to suppress free speech on political grounds — and they were right!

UPDATE: Still more on the ad-silencing effort here.

ANOTHER UPDATE: “I fear that under the Obama administration, the lawyers sending these letters will be government employees.”

This one is particularly chilling:

Prosecutors and sheriffs threatening to prosecute Obama critics? [that is, folks, local in-the-tank-for-Obama Democrat politicians are going to use abuse the power of their respective offices criminalize false statements about Obama ONLY…lie all you want about Senator McCain.]

Check out this TV news report from St. Louis, too, which makes clear that the Obama campaign is behind this.

Discerning Texan of the Astute Bloggers notes:

Just think what a President Obama would do after he was in power. Being a student of World War II and the events in Europe leading up to it, the parallels with Il Duce, Benito Mussolini are eerie scary.

This is Frightening, people.

Throw in this bit of newsy-news at No Quarter:

Senator Lindsay Graham told the truth about the deal [the $700,000,000,000 bailout deal]– no deal and the lies being passed on by the TV networks about how Johnny messed things up. But, at the end of his interview, he said something that not a soul in congress has had the guts to just come right out and say…20% of the money that should go to retire debt, that would be created to solve this problem winds up in a housing organization called ACORN, that is an absolute ill-run enterprise..”

In the democrat version of the revision of the bail out bill was a provision that gave management of 20% the total to one group. The plan, as it stood last night, was to award, for this group $140 Billion, an amount that represents the loans they brought in. Their loans are the loans that caused the problem, BTW. They are under criminal investigation in nearly half the states in the union. They were to get the biggest chunk of the $700 billion. They are..

Here is[sic!] comes.. ..

ACORN.

ACORN is Obama’s precinct voter registration and turnout organization. ACORN is Obama. Obama is ACORN. They are the crooks most responsible for this mess.

Val Prieto, an immigrant from Cuba (who just may know a thing or two about how putting a popular, populist, revolutionary demagogue works out for people) sums it up with the money quote.

Be afraid, folks. Be very afraid.

Advice taken.  Wow.

Nod: The Astute Bloggers and No Quarter.

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Clueless

Posted by Godefroi on September 16, 2008

I’m really not sure what to say about this.  So why post it, right?  Good question.

I’m appalled, flabbergasted, at the moronic, yawning reception of the Obsession DVD.  Are we Americans really so blind as to be unable to register an existential threat?

Two posts at JW got my attention.  The first is taken from Pennsylvania’s The Patriot-News.

Pennsylvania woman deeply offended to learn that there’s a jihad against the U.S.A.

Lopez said she was offended by the DVD. And after learning her daughter, who lives in York, also received a copy, Lopez said she wondered whether there was political motivation behind the mailing.

“My thing is, I’m not stupid. There are definitely radical Islamic cells all over the world, but we also have the Aryan Nation, the [Ku Klux Klan], all kinds of hate groups out there,” Lopez said. “They’re just instilling fear in us. I’m tired of living in fear.”

Unfortunately, Ma’am, you ARE stupid.  On one hand, obviously ignorant.  On the other, willfully ignoring the truth presented before you.  Do you know what fear is?  It’s a survival reaction…it’s self-preservation instinct.  It’s useful, for heaven’s sake.  Sometimes there are very good reasons to have some healthy fear.  I guess 9/11 isn’t reason enough for you.  Lady, when’t the last time the KKK killed anyone?  The Aryan Nation?  (Oh, by the way, do they have “cells ALL OVER THE WORLD”?)  Can’t remember, because it’s been so long, right?  What about Islamic “radicals”?  EVERY…SINGLE…DAY

Nobody is trying to make you “live in fear”.  They’re asking you to live in awareness

Know what I fear?  I fear that morons like you are going to let them win.

Note that Ms. Lopez includes jihadis in the “hate group” category (“all kinds of hate groups out there”).  Not that she’s incorrect.  They do hate us.  But we’ve become so cavalier about labeling behaviors and speech as “Hate” that the word has lost meaning.  In this instance, where its use is actually warranted, it’s being used to minimize the threat!  Isn’t that alarming to anyone but me?

The second highlights reactions in another newspaper, from a staffer of the MAS of all people.

Enough.

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Real Genius?

Posted by Godefroi on August 14, 2008

In a previous posting which I titled Holy Sh|te!, I mentioned a technology that our military supposedly had developed which was being called simply “the ray gun”.  Very scarily impressive.

The Pentagon has had an operational “Ray Gun” since early in 2003. The Ray Gun was designed to be a lethal weapon. It can kill, injury the person very badly, or just slightly depending on the setting of the mechanisms…

The Ray Gun can send a signal at least a football field in width from a long distance from the target and take out (kill) hundreds of enemies within a few seconds. Few if any American troops would need to die…

Making the info rounds today is news of a similar device being used from an aircraft.  Ed Morrissey notes at Hot Air the similarity of this to one of my favorite movies (as a kid), Real Genius.  I’m thinking it’s the same technology, perhaps even the same device, but fired from the air rather than the ground.

Boeing announced today the first ever test firing of a real-life ray gun that could become US special forces’ way to carry out covert strikes with “plausible deniability.”

In tests earlier this month at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Boeing’s Advanced Tactical Laser — a modified C-130H aircraft — “fired its high-energy chemical laser through its beam control system. The beam control system acquired a ground target and guided the laser beam to the target, as directed by ATL’s battle management system.”  …

But what Fancher didn’t mention (and what I explore over on the New Scientist web site) is that this capability will allow Special Forces to strike with maximum precision, from long distances — without being blamed from the attacks. “Plausible deniability” is how the presentation put it.

The claim that a laser strike could be carried out without attribution appears in two separate briefing documents by Air Force personnel, describing the benefits of the new directed energy weapon.

The argument for plausible deniability is weak, considering we just announced to the world that we could do this, and thus far no one else (apparently) has such a capability.  I’m pretty sure that we’d be the prime suspect in any mysterious case of death by laser.

As Morrissey notes though, this brings up somewhat of a moral dilemma.  As a national policy, we have determined to eschew assassination as a political tool.  Does this development signify the end of said policy?

What if, instead of invading Iraq (which has unarguably led to the deaths of tens of thousands and was of questionable strategic value), we had employed this weapon?  Saddam sniped via laser from a great distance.  End of problem?  What or whom could be next?  As just about anyone who has killed could tell you, the first time is the hardest.  It becomes much easier to pull the trigger if you’ve done it before.  Where would the limitations be set, and how flexible would they be?

On the other hand, if it IS the same technology/device as I wrote about previously, it could supposedly be used on a wide-area target.  Rather than ground troops firing bullets, a pilot (or whatever) would fire the ray gun…only one American life in jeopardy at a time, while eliminating perhaps hundreds of enemy fighters at a time.  That’s a good thing, isn’t it?

Hmmm…

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