Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Saudi Arabia sentences gang rape victim to 200 lashes and 6 months in prison

A 19-yr-old woman in Saudi Arabia was kidnapped along with a male friend, driven to a secluded location, then gang-raped by seven men. Her friend was also brutally attacked and raped by 3 men. While the rapists have received justice as well, the Saudi courts initially sentenced the victim to 90 lashes but later increased it to 200 + 6 months, supposedly for discussing the case with the media.

Her attorney's law license was revoked for the same reason, and he has been barred from defending her again.

The issue is Saudi Arabia's Islamic law and judiciary that bans women from being out in public with a male whom they're not related to, and then a harsh public sentence for violating their archaic "indecency" laws.

Read more on LiveBuddhism.com

Saturday, February 21, 2015

A look at ISIS's growing struggles internally and with competition for control over its targeted territories, including Al Qaeda

The ISIS, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is definitely a rising force in the Middle Eastern landscape or, rather, in the political and social chaos presently prevailing in the region. It has reached its highest peak in terms of popularity thanks to the well-publicized brutality of its executions of foreigners and enemies, its ruthless use of the media and its military gains on the ground.

If, until now, everything has gone relatively smooth for Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's militias, the scaling up of the military interventions of the United States and its allies in Iraq and Syria will have long term negative effects on the extremists. A quick note on this: aerial strikes, missiles from warships and drones will definitely diminish the military threat, but unless someone regains the territories currently held by the ISIS, the war will never be completely won.

Until todat [sic] we have no idea of who will step up to this task: the Iraqi army or the Kurdish Peshmerga, an international or pan-arabic coalition, or the secular rebel groups waging their fight against Bashar al Assad? And the US forces? This is unlikely to happen during the presidency of Barak Obama, both because his Administration has been actively involved in putting an end to George W. Bush's military adventures, and because the deployment of the American army involves lengthy and costly preparations and is at high risk of human casualties.

If we look at the military side of the equation, there are serious doubts over whether Al Baghdadi's movement will be capable of maintaining, consolidating or expanding the territories under its control. The saying “the more enemies, the more honor” is certainly fascinating, but definitely constitutes an obstacle to the aspirations of the movement. There are too many fronts open for a militia that, according to a recent CIA assessment, can count on between 20 to 32 thousand fighters, in addition to the mass of sympathizers whose reliability is directly proportional to the military successes of the ISIS.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Obama administration says economic freedom will reduce terrorism. The facts say otherwise.

State Department spokesperson Marie Harf is taking some heat over comments made this week to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews about the need for soft power in the fight against terrorism.
“We cannot kill our way out of this war,” she said. “We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that lead people to join these groups, whether it’s a lack of opportunity for jobs….”
Matthews countered that this isn’t a viable strategy since “There’s always going to be poor Muslims, and as long as there are poor Muslims, the trumpet’s blowing and they’ll join,” to which Harf replied that “We can work with countries around the world to help improve their governance. We can help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people.”


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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Canadian-born Ted Cruz ineligible to run for President

Ted CruzWhen Obama’s birth certificate and birthplace were being questioned by many, the liberals and Democrats tended to fall into two camps: those who believed he was, in fact, born in the U.S. and those who held to the notion that his place of birth should have no bearing on his eligibility to occupy the White House.

But now, it’s amazing that they seem to be tripping over themselves to remind everyone that Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), an American citizen born in Albert, CA, is ineligible to run.

This can lead a thinking person to only one conclusion: the Left is seriously concerned about Senator Cruz as a threat to their agenda.  He can’t run, of course, but if he did, one thing is certain:

He’s got my vote!

Friday, August 02, 2013

Harry Reid tells senators ‘sit down and shut up’

harry-reid[1]Sen. Harry Reid complains out loud that other Senators are not being polite to the speaker who had the floor by telling them to "sit down and shut up". Because you know, nothing shows more politeness and leadership skills than telling people to sit down and shut up.
Watch the video at The Washington Post

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ann Coulter takes Bill O'Reilly to task on his historical revisionism

Bill O'ReillyAnn Coulter takes Bill O'Reilly to task on his historical revisionism that attempts to give Democrats credit for school desegregation. Anybody who's gotten their American history from books instead of pop culture knows that Democrats racially segregated the schools, maintained segregation for decades, and then resisted to the bitter end as the Department of Justice attempted to enforce the Supreme Court's desegregation edict in Brown vs. Board of Education.

Ann CoulterI don't care how many books O'Reilly writes on history, he has an embarrassing tendency to get his facts wrong and show absurd bias, especially when it comes to Lincoln and Kennedy. Neither of those men was a friend to American blacks, and it's past due time for public schools to start teaching actual historical fact instead of their feel-good garbage.
Read Ann Coulter’s Latest Column: “O’Reilly: Killing History”

Monday, July 22, 2013

A majority of Americans believe race relations have deteriorated since Obama was elected

“When Obama first took office, Americans were overwhelmingly optimistic about bridging the country’s racial divide. A Gallup poll taken the day after Obama secured the presidency in 2008 showed that 70 percent of Americans believed race relations would improve. But, two years later, these expectations had a stark meeting with reality when only 48 percent of blacks and 31 percent of whites said relations had positively progressed.”

I totally agree. Every time Obama addresses a racial issue, I feel personally alienated and downright offended. His comments in his speeches about Trayvon Martin's death made it clear that he has drawn a line in the sand, dividing us all, and he's picking the side that matches his skin color. After hearing for the past 50 years from the American Left about how we need to put racial differences behind us and just be "Americans", their most heralded, leftist president seems to take every opportunity he can to remind us all that we're divided into two groups: blacks and everybody else. And he's not taking my side. Ever.

Read more: "Florida Poll: Majority Believe Race Relations Worse Since Obama Took Office" by Cortney O'Brien, Townhall.com

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Original Video of George Zimmerman’s reenactment of his encounter with Trayvon Martin for police

RedState.com: You Know Something, Barack? Screw You…

“Search my soul,”  he intones, in his most sober, professorial condescension. In his world, we are all Americans, and, Lord Knows, Americans are by definition racist, stump-toothed cast-offs from the set-list of extras on Deliverance: An American court, in an American State, with an American Jury passed judgment about a case involving two Americans. Yep, it must be racist. Time for “us” to “search our souls“…
With all due respect sir: Screw You.
 Read more from "You Know Something, Barack? Screw You…" by conservativecurmudgeon at RedState.com

Friday, June 28, 2013

Secret flower planter in Washington, DC threatened with arrest if he doesn’t stop

The real estate department from Washington’s Metro Transit system has recently become aware of unauthorized flowers springing up in planter boxes on public property. Along the north side of their Dupont Circle station, hundreds of mysterious morning glories and other flowers have been coming up in planter boxes along the Metro’s north escalators.

Metro found out who the secret flower planter was ...when they received a polite letter on June 3 written by the flower planter himself, Henry Docter. Henry sent a letter asking permission to continue caring for hundreds of flowers he had planted a week earlier at the Metro transit system.

"Arrests, fines, and imprisonment" for planting flowers

Immediately, the Metro responded to Docter on June 11 with a "cease and desist" letter threatening "arrest, fines and imprisonment" if Docter tried to weed, water, or tend to the flowers. Concerned about public safety, Metro said that they didn’t want Docter or anyone else to be injured caring for flowers that were set in steep, cobblestone inclines.

The 52-year-old garden artist, Henry Docter, who has planted flowers in public places on four continents since 1979, said, "I’ve never gotten in trouble for planting flowers. Never has anyone overreacted with such an absence of common sense."

Read the full article: “Secret flower planter threatened with arrest if he doesn’t stop planting flowers” by Lance Devon, Infowars.com.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

John McCain visits the Syrian rebels to--you know--ensure we make the same mistakes as we did in Egypt and Libya

mccain-syria-rebels[1]Sen. John McCain visited rebels in Syria on Monday, his communications director confirmed to CNN, making the Arizona Republican the highest ranking elected official from the United States to visit the war-torn country.

Brian Rogers confirmed a report that originally appeared on The Daily Beast, which indicated McCain entered Syria through Turkey, and remained in the country for several hours.

Read more: "McCain visits rebels in Syria" by Rachel Streitfeld and Kevin Liptak, CNN

Friday, April 12, 2013

Obama’s new budget increases taxes on flavored vodka, but not unflavored vodka

Obama's new budget increases taxes on flavored vodka. All because ridiculous government regulations already gave an unfair advantage (and lower taxes) to imported vodkas (which are more likely to be flavored). So instead of fixing the problem (the stupid regulations), the government is ADDING a tax to balance things out in the end.

Read more: "Obama's budget includes some surprising taxes" by Chris Good, ABC OTUS News

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

CNN shows election bias with victory margin language

CNN said tonight on TV that Republican Scott Walker "narrowly defeats" Democrat Tom Barrett with only a 57%-42% win. That's odd because back in November '08, CNN called Obama's 53%-46% an "overwhelming victory".

Wow. The English language sure changed a lot in 3 1/2 years!

The video has since been removed.

But other sites have picked up on this too, including The PJ Tatler and ConservativeFact.com.

Compare that to CNN’s Obama victory article in November 2008.