Yesterday we talked Hamas now lets talk Islam in our series of the common theme of the left series.

Item: This story that has gotten very little press in the three days since it did:

Four Southern California men have been charged with plotting to kill Americans and destroy U.S. targets overseas by joining al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan, federal officials said Monday.

The defendants, including a man who served in the U.S. Air Force, were arrested for plotting to bomb military bases and government facilities, and for planning to engage in “violent jihad,” FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in a release.

Four men what kind of men?

A federal complaint unsealed Monday says 34-year-old Sohiel Omar Kabir of Pomona introduced two of the other men to the radical Islamist doctrine of Anwar al-Awlaki, a deceased al-Qaida leader. Kabir served in the Air Force from 2000 to 2001.

The other two – 23-year-old Ralph Deleon of Ontario and 21-year-old Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales of Upland – converted to Islam in 2010 and began engaging with Kabir and others online in discussions about jihad, including posting radical content to Facebook and expressing extremist views in comments.

They later recruited 21-year-old Arifeen David Gojali of Riverside.

Oh Islamic men, strangely enough Al Qaeda doesn’t have a lot of luck recruiting Methodists. Jim Treacher opines:

Supporters of Islamic terrorism? In Southern California? Talk about hiding in plain sight.

Okay, you can now forget this ever happened. And by no means should you try to connect it with any other incidents, past or future. It’s just another in a long line of completely unrelated events, and it’ll stay that way unless you want to reveal yourself as a racist.

Any questions, racist?

Yes you would be racist to bring up this just as you are intolorant if you object to gay marriage…with some exceptions:

A female teacher of Islamic religious studies is causing stir with her declarations. As reported by Der Standard, while giving a lesson on religion the woman allegedly declared among other things that homosexuals should be incinerated.

Note she didn’t say they couldn’t get married before they are incinerated. The reaction of the Islamic community?

The Islamic Religious Community presumes that after having spent a whole year near Mecca, she has lost sense of what one can say in a Western society.”

Note that, not what is true, not what is right, what can be said.

What can’t be said is any critique of Islam, no matter how true.

We have been told over and over by our friends on the left that Planned Parenthood’s business is not really big on abortion.

That must be why they are offering Black Friday Abortion specials:

A Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in souther Florida is offering a black Friday discount — including $10 off a visit to the abortion center today.

Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast offered the special, saying, “Visit our West Palm Beach or Kendall Health Center for special after Thanksgiving savings on Friday, November 23rd.”

I notice they are not offering deals on Mammograms. I Wonder why?

As Stacy notes, they can afford those thanks to those taxpayer dollars of yours, you know the ones they can’t do without.

That this would be done doesn’t amaze me any more than the other great evils of the world that we see every day. As I’ve grown older evil such as this and the celebration of it doesn’t strike me as odd or exceptional.

What never ceases to amaze me it with repentance and confession Christ will still forgive it and let it go without question, even if they’ve spent a lifetime doing this horrible thing.

I pray those who line their pocket with death someday find that repentance and be pleasantly surprised with the forgiveness that comes from it.

Today on DaTechGuy on DaRadio 10 AM EST we are going to talk Gaza, Hamas and the cease-fire (that is a hudna) and what it really means

In our second hour we will veer away from Politics and talk to Science Fiction Writer Jennifer Pelland author of Machine and contributor to the book Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who

Because it’s Christmas and life is more than just bills on the floor of the house and senate.

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Glenn Reynolds discusses marginal tax rates at Instapundit.  High marginal tax rates encourage people to ‘go Galt’ when those people can obtain extra income with extra effort (e.g. freelancers, salesmen on commission, small business owners contemplating opening for more days or hours): very often, they will prefer leisure time to the dwindling return on investment (investment of time, effort, and risk).

Of course, that is all predicated on being able to make ends meet: those who cannot earn enough to cover expenses will do whatever it takes to earn enough to cover the shortfall.  A government can thus raise the marginal tax rates without repercussions: a person in need of an extra dollar with earn $90 and let the government take $89 in taxes, if the alternative is starving, losing a job for lack of gasoline to get to said job, or not having a roof over the family’s head.

Counterintuitively, a government that is heavily in debt, or a government that wants to purchase votes with freebies to certain classes of people, wants the productive class to be irresponsible with its money.  The housing bubble, the inflation in food prices, the higher education bubble, skyrocketing health insurance costs, and higher energy costs prevent the productive class from going Galt with its marginal income.

ObamaCare is particularly pernicious: force the entire productive class to funnel large sums of money into health care spending via gold-plated plans that subsidise the non-productive class, and you’ve given people the choice between being eternally yoked to the plow or dying for lack of health care.  (Amanda Marcotte relishes the idea that we are all forced to pay for her sex life as a cost of insuring ourselves and our kids against cancer and heart failure.)

Rising food prices (influenced in no small part by the federal government, e.g. the ethanol mandate, various carrots and sticks of subsidies) yoke all people to the plow:  work more, letting the government take its pound of flesh in the process, or starve.

The housing bubble and the higher education bubble have the same effect: those who work for a living are forced to work much harder to cover the same costs as a previous generation.   Prof. Reynold’s correspondents are all in the position of having paid off houses and student loans – the spoils of having been born in a time wherein a college education cost about 500 minimum-wage hours per year and a house could be purchased on husband’s salary while the wife stayed at home.  The younger generation (my generation) is yoked to the plow, forced to tend to as many of the government’s fields as it desires.

Do you need a conspiracy in order to create this? No – you just need badly aligned incentives, i.e. a rapacious government with unsustainable levels of spending and debt, as well as the power to influence the price of food, housing, education, and energy.  But as long as the government cannot live within its means, it would prefer us to not live within ours, so that we will have to constantly increase our means, regardless of what the government will take from such increased production.