He took long chances but he took them because he had to. If Grant had not had superior numbers, he might have taken chances as long as Lee took. The only way to win for Lee was with long chances, and it made him brilliant.

Shelby Foote on Robert E. Lee

For a very long time in 2011 & 2012 I was saying to anyone that would listen that the Democrats were Demoralized as hell and the GOP should “ride right through them”.

Over and over I pointed to things the Democrats in general and the Obama campaign in particular were doing that indicated they were worried.

The reason WHY the democrats were doing these things was because they knew they were in trouble and were doing all they could to counter it in order to win.

Of course while the Democrats were doing what they could control there were things that they supposedly couldn’t control and one of the things were the actions of Tea Party activists as Glenn Reynolds wrote before the last election:

In 2010, the Tea Party movement delivered a huge setback to Obama and the Democrats in congressional elections. And from 2010 up to now, it’s delivered telling blows to insufficiently responsible Republican legislators in one primary election and caucus after another. (Just ask former Utah Sen. Robert Bennett, or Indiana’s Richard Lugar, or even the victorious but chastened Orrin Hatch).

But now comes the Tea Party’s biggest test. Can it swing a close presidential election against a dependency-loving incumbent, and in favor of a fiscally responsible challenger?

People forget how scared the left actually was, let me remind you of what Michael Moore was saying DURING the Democrat convention

Listen to these quotes:

The big problem is Obama’s base is ‘Yeah I think I’m going to vote for him’ but this time four years ago everybody including myself were working on phone banks.

and this

Young people who were voting for him four years ago are not that enthused and are not working like they were four years ago.

Moore did something you don’t often see him do, give an honest assessment of a situation, acting not as a propagandist but as a realist. He said out loud what a lot of people on the left know and what the media know but are doing their best to hide.

Democrats were worried and it showed. That’s unfortunately one of the reasons why Mitt Romney’s campaign felt he could both step on his own activists while playing the Gentleman with Obama.

Let me remind you I first used the phrase on January 20th 2010 the day after Scott Brown’s victory the event that MADE the tea party.

Why does this matter because the date of the anti-tea party moves of the IRS has continued to move back:

The scrutiny began, however, in March 2010, before an uptick could have been observed, according to data contained in the audit released Tuesday from the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration…

March 2010 two months after the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts!

Anyone who thinks that timing is a coincidence is either imbecilic, insane or indoctrinated

When I commented during the election season about the Obama administration’s fear of the tea party I said:

You can’t do a damn thing about them, you can only hope to outwork them with your paid guys.

Apparently that sentence should have said was:

You can’t do a damn thing about them…unless you are a believer in the principle of “The Ends Justifies the means” and willing to use Nixon style tactics..

Lyndon Johnson famously said, if you do everything you can win, he didn’t specify “everything legal”.

I can’t say it is a fact, that Barack Obama or his campaign officially used the IRS to retard the growth and the effectiveness of the Tea Party in order to decrease their reach and effectiveness a foe on 2012, at least not yet…

…but I will say in my opinion that an Administration willing to leave Americans to die in Benghazi and frame a crummy filmmaker as responsible for it are certainly capable of it.

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Hogan:  You know how Stofle is

Klink: Who knows better than I?  Didn’t he give me the scar?  At the university we were inseparable!

Hogan: And as his best friend you’d be implicated

Klink: I hardly know him.

Hogan’s Heroes Hello Zolle 1966

“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.”

Cardinal Francis George 2010

One of the biggest surprises of the last election for me among many (the weakness of the Romney Ground game, the willingness to upset allies, the unwillingness to exploit weaknesses of the democrats) was how quickly the Black Church decided to abandon Christianity.

Being a Roman Catholic I looked at the Black Church historically much as I saw the Catholic Church in Poland both as a religious institution and as a unifying force to support a people under oppression.

When freedom finally came for Poland the faith remained strong, I naturally assumed that the Black Church remained a strong and solid bastion of Christian belief.

Ah how quickly things changed, when the president was willing to abandon his pretense of opposition to Gay marriage the Black Church had a choice to make and given a choice of Gods, picked Barack Obama.

The significance of this was not lost on the left, with the fear of the black vote gone all pretense disappeared of respect for Christian belief. No longer is the fig leaf of respect needed for the party and it’s candidates so member after member is “evolving”.

This “evolution” is necessary, because Gay Marriage has always been a means to an end. The end as I’ve said before is to make all forms of Orthodox Christianity unacceptable, beyond the pale, something to be derided and rejected by all “proper” folk.

We’ve seen it in the culture for years in movies and TV that get lionized, we’ve seen it in the courts and we’re even seeing traces of it in the military.

Now we will see it en mass from the media. With no more democrats to protect the MSM can go after Christianity and Christians with impunity, and when they do, that’s when we will see the Army of Klinks arise.

The Democrat party and the mainstream media have made it crystal clear that if you are a follower of Orthodox Christianity you are simply not acceptable as a public person. Candidates who aspire to national office will have it made clear in no uncertain terms that if they decide to express faith in anyplace other than the inside of a church safe from the prying eyes of others, they will not get funds, they will not get support and certainly they will have no shot in a primary.

Additionally contractors, business and the like will have it made clear that there is a cost of discipleship, a financial cost and they will be made to pay. (I would be very surprised if this fact wasn’t made clear to some pastors before the election).

And many will pay it.

People who are in church, people who have preached the faith, people who have cried aloud for you to follow Christ. People who have expressed their outrage over previous assaults on Christianity will suddenly be shunning those who remain faithful. The full force of the law will be brought to bear, considered “reasonable restrictions” that only “extremes” would oppose.

Some will abandon faith because they are weak, some will because they are scared, many more because they never believed in the first place .

The folding of the faithful  will become so common, that when one remains faithful it will be considered an extraordinary, newsworthy act.

This is the future that my sons are going to be called to live their faith in and raise their children in.  I pray they have the strength to remember these words.

Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.  Matt 10:32-33

Christians often wonder how if they would have stood up during the time of the martyrs.  Well we’re going to find out.

It won’t be fun, but it will be honorable.

Lost among all the lionizing of Christopher Dorner as either a modern day Django or Nat Turner by people of the left are two names you might have forgotten:

Monica Quan & Keith Lawrence

Monica Quan & Keith Lawrence via Facebook & OC Weekly
Monica Quan & Keith Lawrence via Facebook & OC Weekly

While some people are remembering Mr Lawrence fondly:

Keith Lawrence’s words were scrawled out on the white board before the game:

“Don’t take the game for granted. You never know which one will be your last.”

As if the Moorpark College men’s basketball team needed a reminder this week, after Lawrence, who led the Raiders to a Western State Conference title and four postseason victories from 2004 to 2006, was killed last Monday in the parking complex of his Irvine apartment alongside his fiancee Monica Quan.

he was collateral damage as the real target was Ms Quan

As reported last night, the so-called “manifesto” Dorner left behind stated Monica’s father, Randal Quan, who as an LAPD police captain advocated for the triple-murder suspect in disciplinary actions, had supposedly not fought vigorously enough on his behalf. Dorner had a special message for the retired cop directing him to look into the faces of his family members to explain why Monica Quan was taken out.

Read that again for a moment. Ms. Quan’s father advocated FOR Christopher Dorner and because he was not successful, why his daughter HAD to die.

There was a time when someone said the word “Hero” they thought of people like “The Few” who saved England from the Nazis or the Band of Brothers of Easy Company

But now our society has reached a point where people who put multiple gunshots into young women get pages on facebook like the Christopher Donner appreciation society.

But they do justify their support:

Nearly 3,000 people like the page “I Support Christopher Jordan Dorner.”

CBS13 posted a simple question: Why? Why support a man wanted for at least three killings and the author of a murderous manifesto promising to target cops?

One sympathizer wrote us, “Because something needs to be done about the long known corruption of not only the LAPD, but several agencies.”

That something of course being gunning down a young woman and her husband to be.

Some may be surprised by this however if you have followed the Daniel Faulkner and Mumia Abu Jamal you would not be.

Just to remind you Mumia Abu Jamal was convicted of shooting officer Daniel Faulkner back in 1982, his case became a cause celeb among the left. His death sentence was delayed and delayed for three decades on appeal until finally the family agreed to the DA reducing the sentence to life without parole. As Mrs. Faulkner said at the time:

My family and I have endured a three-decade ordeal at the hands of Mumia Abu-Jamal, his attorneys and his supporters; who in many cases never even took the time to educate themselves about the case before lending their names, giving their support and advocating for his freedom. All of this has taken an unimaginable physical, emotional and financial toll on each of us

I anticipate two equally unappealing outcomes.

1. Christopher Dorner is dies either by the hand of the police or himself and is permanently lionized by the left as fighting against “The man”

2. Christopher Dorner is taken alive and given the full Mumia treatment while those he has murdered are at best forgotten and at worst considered justifiable targets of his righteous wrath.

I wish we still lived in a society where either of these outcomes would be a shock.

“You shall not act dishonestly in rendering judgment. Show neither partiality to the weak nor deference to the mighty, but judge your fellow men justly.

Leviticus 18:15

Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”

She replied, “No one, sir.” Then Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, (and) from now on do not sin any more.

John 8:11-12

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

John Adams

Father Damien Karras: I think it might be helpful if I gave you some background on the different personalities Regan has manifested. So far, I’d say there seem to be three. She’s convinced…

Father Merrin: There is only one.

The Exorcist 1973

For quite a bit I’ve been writing about a common thread that we see on the left

I wrote about the media’s big lie concerning Hurricane Sandy

If George Bush was in office Ginny White would be on every TV network but this is the time of the Big Lie.

The Big Lie, it’s all about not telling the truth or “speaking truth to power” but about pushing a meme and if some people are without blankets that’s just the way it is.

Susan Rice and Benghazi:

Note that the death of four Americans is not the issue, the administration sending out a person before the election to deceive is not the issue, no it is the idea that two of the three Senators who have critiqued said person are white men (we’ll ignore female Senator in the group) and she is a black woman and because she is a black woman the standards of truth and honesty do not apply here.

Israel & Hamas:

So in public Israel needs to show restraint, in private Hamas and their rocket firing friends are “some hooligans” than normal people would just go kill?

I object to the use of the term “Hooligans” it’s not like they are a bunch of bikers dragging their murdered people behind them as they rideoh wait:

Islam:

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.

Amnesty International:

Managing that change has led to problems – an indication of which emerged in 2009, when Amnesty handed over about 800,000 pounds ($1.2 million) to two former executives as part of a confidential payout upon departure.

Normally one must speak truth to and about power, but if the group is a mainstay of the left apparently Silence is golden, particularly if it means suppressing truth about an iconic left money machine.

Sen Kelly Ayotte again:

this is the left, if the truth and the reality is not favorable we shall simply ignore it, deny it or pretend it was never there.

On the bright side they can still play the race card if they include her.

Update: Jennifer Rubin appreciates Ayotte, but she is not the left.

Abortion:

Elizabeth Elizabeth Elizabeth you are so close, being kind-hearted you conclude that Ms Williams is taking herself on a monstrous route unknowingly, but observe her argument carefully. This is a place she has been forever, in fact an honest reading of her piece admits the pro-abortion side has been there all along. The only reason she is making this statement in public is she believes it will advance her cause.

And the sanctity of life:

How many years do you think it will take before “So What” extends to other people who the left concludes are less important and less worthy of life?

How long before it becomes a matter of faith that those who would stand up and object or obstruct such obvious truths that are held by the more enlightened must be suppressed? Of course you’d have to disarm them first.

All these things have a common thread, a pattern and it’s consistent:

1. Truth is not valued unless it serves a particular ideology.

2. The reality of people’s state is subordinate to the perception of their actual condition.

3. Critique can be made based on optics rather than fact.

4. Behaviors that are considered beyond the pale by their own standards are tolerated from specific groups or people.

5.  Public standards only exist until they are no longer useful or needed in the fight.

Looking that this list, one might say, it’s a fight the laws of human nature, yet that is not entirely true, after all, if a person of the right has, say an affair, the left apply said rules to destroy them, as opposed to a Bill Clinton who is still celebrated.

Or one could say it’s a battle for “modern feminism” the right for women to advance, yet a Sarah Palin,  Michelle Bachmann, Nikki Haley or a Michelle Malkin can be publicly attacked in ways 1000 times beyond Sandra Fluke was,  and the attackers are embraced and celebrated.

You might argue that its conservative values that prompt the attack, which is why a Kelly Ayotte can be ignored, yet Islam is far more conservative and it is defended.

You could say openness and justice are the goal, but such openness doesn’t extend to their own.

You can plead equality for gays, yet the murder or beating of gays in Islamic controlled lands is not an issue while Israel’s allowing of gay culture to exist is “pink washing”

In short there appears to be a double standard being employed here, people complain of it often, but that appearance is deceiving.  There is a single standard being applied a common thread a singular target that must be destroyed:

That target, Judeo-Christian values, or put simply Christianity.

Christianity is everything the left despises:

It teaches the unity of men, when the power of the left comes from dividing by race or color or creed.

It acknowledges God as the source of our freedom and free will, rather than the state or another giving such freedom

It restrains appetites, greed (thou shalt not covet), lust ( thou shalt not commit adultery), spin (though shalt not bear false witness) and does so by simple rules, rather than letting one do what they want, when you want.

It forgives and accepts anyone, on the condition that said person acknowledges and repents of their sins or at the very least commits to fight the temptation to them.

It gives the absolute freedom to walk away from it, while giving you until the very last second of your life to re-consider before actual judgement is passed.

And worst of all, to those who embrace it the strongest it gives courage, the courage to stand against any slander, any pressure and even die for the sake of Christ rather than sin.

Now some might look at this and scoff, there are Christians without number who violate these rules.  Well YEAH of course they do, it’s sin, man is susceptible to sin and temptation yet Christianity accepts them and dares to forgive them if only they change.  Even the Pope has a confessor.

One might give numerous examples of preachers and priests who have used Christianity as a cloak for their own sins, YEAH of course but there are corrupt police, corrupt courts, corrupt politicians and dishonest accountants, that doesn’t mean we should abolish Police, Courts, Government and Math.

One can point to the sins of a government that professes Christianity but even then Christianity is a walk toward perfection, such perfection can’t be achieved on earth, the left constantly holds Christianity to a utopian standard that they promise but never deliver knowing that very few if any individual Christians reach that standard.

I can hear the arguments now:  There are all kinds of Christians that the left celebrates, yes They are, from breakaway Catholics to Protestants that abandon the written faith the left is always ready to celebrate any Christian that is willing to walk away from the plain language of scripture and tradition.  And since anyone and pretty much make their own protestant church by a vote of a group of people however small, there is no problem finding the willing, particularly when fame and acceptance from the right people is offered as a carrot.

Now I can hear those crying:  DaTechGuy you’re full of it!  It’s just a load of right wing nonsense you’re just upset because we are opposed to that wildly repressive organization known as the Roman Catholic Church that you follow.

That arrangement might hold weight if you didn’t consider the left and Islam.

Islam in general and radical Islam in particular is everything those who attack  Christianity in general and the Roman Catholic Church in particular despise:

The left says Christianity is misogynistic pointing to Paul words about subordination in verses 22-24 of Ephesians (while conveniently ignoring the radical for the time elevation of women in verses 21, 25-33) yet ignore the open misogyny when practiced without violence (divorce by simple proclamation of a man, subordination in practice, polygamy ), or with violence (honor killing, justified rape or slavery of non-believers)

They condemn Christianity as against homosexual acts  (as indeed it is, just as Christianity is against any other sin) yet the actual murder of Gays in Islamic lands or beating of Gays even in Western countries in Muslim enclaves are not newsworthy to them.

They abhor Christianity complaints about the free expression of things we find aberrant or insulting to Christ (as is our right) in public or private display to  and roundly condemn us a “puritanical” in defense of free speech.

Yet Molly Norris is still in hiding for a cartoon, South Park’s Muhammad episodes are still censored, Christians marching in Dearborn can be physically stoned and a filmmaker is still in prison over a (really lousy) film hitting Islam.

The question then is asked?  Why isn’t Islam even critiqued when Christianity is targeted?  The answer is simple.  Christianity IS the target thus the behaviors of Islam are acceptable because it is diametrically opposed to Christianity.

But what about they Jews you might ask?  Jews are no more Christians than Hindus are.  That’s true, but Judaism is the building block that Christianity is built upon.  We worship the same God, revere the same prophets and do our best to obey the same 10 commandments.  One can describe the difference between Judaism and Christianity in one simple expression:

Jews and Christians are running the same race, but Jews think Christians have jumped the gun, Christians think Jews didn’t hear it go off.

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Now like any generality there are exceptions.   Pat Correll and the late Chris Hitchens come instantly to mind.  They have no use for Christianity but also have no use for Islam and at no little risk to themselves loudly fought its Fascism.  Likewise my friend Cynthia Yockey might take an exception to my arguments on the truth of Christianity but she is an implacable foe of Radical Islam and has abandoned the fiscal liberalism for the sake of her freedom.

It is no coincidence that all three of these people were rejected by the left for their apostasy although in fairness the left hasn’t yet reached the point where, like Islam such apostasy is punishable by death.

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I ask you to look at the last 40 years.  Look at where the culture and the media has gone and ask your self, why?  Ask why children three generations removed from the cultural influences of Christianity find themselves killing themselves and others in numbers not seen before?  Ask why schools, particularly those controlled in places the left is strongest are places not of safety or education but of danger and mediocrity.  Ask why you have the most medicated culture in history, the most litigious culture in history and a generation that has physical and material advantages that their grandparents and great grandparents could only dream of, can’t cope with life and despair of their future.

None of this is a bug, it’s all a feature.  Is this what you want for your children and grandchildren?

I’m quite sure that this argument will produce scoffs, insults, pejorative labels and maybe even some counter arguments.  That’s fine, the nonsense I can deal with and as for the arguments,  if my thesis is any good it will hold up under critique.

But whatever you say, however you phase it, if you look at the left and the path they have led our culture I submit and suggest there is one way to understand it:

The common thread of the left is the destruction of Judeo Christian culture, standards belief and If you start from that position it all makes perfect sense.

ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS

George Orwell: Animal Farm 1945

Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition.

Alexander Stephens March 21, 1861

One of the first arguments that generally come out of the mouth of a person who supports abortion when confronted by the argument on innocent life is that you aren’t killing baby in abortion.

Not anymore. Mary Elizabeth Williams has decided to go the other way here is the title or her Salon Piece

 

So what if abortion ends life?
I believe that life starts at conception. And it’s never stopped me from being pro-choice

Mary Katherine Ham notes the thinking process:

This was the exact thought process that led me to the exact opposite position. I, too, noticed a distinction between how women approached an in-utero child when they wanted the child and how they felt about it when the pregnancy was unexpected and unwanted. Logically, it made no sense to me that the mother’s disposition should change the biological disposition of the baby. Therefore, it made no sense that it should change the ethics of the situation. But Mary Elizabeth Williams goes a whole different direction

Mary Elizabeth Williams doesn’t just go in a different direction she goes all Comrade Napoleon on us

All life is not equal. That’s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about, lest we wind up looking like death-panel-loving, kill-your-grandma-and-your-precious-baby storm troopers. Yet a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides. She’s the boss

Katrina Trinko calls asks the obvious:

By this same logic, isn’t infanticide also fine and dandy? After all, if we’re talking about autonomy, kids aren’t exactly independent as soon as they are born. No infant can take care of themselves. And even later on in childhood, children rely heavily on the adults in their life to provide shelter, food, and emotional support. What about kids and adults who become disabled in life? What about quadriplegics?

Elizabeth Scalia, meanwhile is horrified:

When terrorists flew jets into tall buildings, they believed that those 3,000 lives were “worth sacrificing” for the furtherance of their situation. When Nazis led people with disabilities into gas chambers, those lives were “worth sacrificing” for society. When Herod had all the male children killed Bethlehem, those lives were “worth sacrificing” for his ease of mind.

The utilitarian mindset is a crystalline brutality of efficiency. If human beings of unknown or dubious worth cannot contribute to the comfort of a society, or the success of an endeavor or the happiness of one’s life, they are swept aside and away.

I’m shocked none of these ladies mentioned slavery, the ultimate utilitarian argument, consider these words from Williams…

She understands that it saves lives not just in the most medically literal way, but in the roads that women who have choice then get to go down, in the possibilities for them and for their families.

..and remember the arguments in the past concerning the black man, and the red man and how their subordination allowed the superior the more important to advance and achieve, to give them roads to go down and possibilities for them and their families.

And it also ignores something else, the costs of abortion:

A recent study published by Great Britain’s Royal College of Psychiatrists (H/T Alveda King Blog) includes data collected from 22 studies, conducted over 14 years, involving over 887,000 women, of which at least 166,831 had abortions.  The results? Eighty-one percent of women (81%) who have had abortions suffer an increased risk of severe mental health problems.

All these reactions have merit but they miss the real story of the Salon piece although Elizabeth comes closest…

Were I a cartographer, I would hasten to warn Ms. Williams against this route; I would mark the map, “Here be Monsters.”

Elizabeth Elizabeth Elizabeth you are so close, being kind-hearted you conclude that Ms Williams is taking herself on a monstrous route unknowingly, but observe her argument carefully. This is a place she has been forever, in fact an honest reading of her piece admits the pro-abortion side has been there all along. The only reason she is making this statement in public is she believes it will advance her cause.

In short Ms. Williams is not taking the route toward the monsters, she is the MONSTER and the monster has decided it is strong enough to show true colors. By it being printed in a national magazine publicly it informs others that they can openly discuss this topic without fear.

That begs the question why now? Well that’s a piece is for tomorrow.

I’m prepared too, I have your home address and I noticed that your preparations are light on defensive weaponry.

Dilbert July 31st 2011

Dryden: How did he die?

James Bond: Your contact? Not well.

Dryden: Made you feel it, did he? Well, you needn’t worry. The second is…

[Bond shoots Dryden]

James Bond: Yes… considerably.

Casino Royale 2006

Our friends on the left have a particularly view of gun owners, best represented by this clip from the Movie Highlander and the character played by Christopher Malcolm:

This is the perfect image to them, to them, the crazy ex-vet, white, disturbed, just waiting for the moment to crack.

The absurdity of the argument comes from the lack of violence from all those folks that the Journal News is so anxious to pinpoint as a public service, but let’s play that game for a moment.

For the sake of this post, I’ll stipulate it’s all true; Gun owners are dangerous and we of the right who oppose Barack Obama and gun control are a bunch of violent, heavily armed racist rednecks just waiting for a Glenn Beck or the NRA to give word turning us loose for an orgy of annihilation on an unsuspecting public, particularly women, blacks and gays.

If this is true, even a little bit, is it wise to provoke us with moves like this:

President Obama on Sunday said he would make gun control a priority in his new term, pledging to put his “full weight” behind passing new restrictions on firearms in 2013.

“I’m going to be putting forward a package and I’m going to be putting my full weight behind it,”

Given as stipulated the vast majority of the right is one step away from the cliff of slaughter, might saying: “Next year we’ve coming for your guns” less than two weeks after Andrew Cuomo said “Confiscation could be an option“, be the push to send a bunch of heavily armed Chick-Fil-A eating psychopaths over the edge?

It’s gasoline on a fire ready to engulf the country in flames with only the police, the army and power of the presidency to hold back the impending holocaust of good and decent Obama voters.

Liberals, be afraid, be VERY afraid…

…the rest of us will be out and about living our lives, pointing at you and laughing.

Note: By an odd coincidence my emergency bleg is still ongoing. Any help is appreciated, and for those liberals suffering from the paranoia I’ve just described, let me remind you everybody knows when dealing with dangerous Sicilians a cash tribute is prudent.




Update: Here it comes from Stacy…

UPDATE: Headlines from the Drudge Report:
Buyers flock to gun shows in VA…
‘It’s Never Been Like This’…
Backorders Up To 6 Months From Manufacturers…
Only 1 Person Shows Up To Protest Show In Denver…

Obama: The Greatest Gun Salesman in American History!

The latest in our series of the common thread of the left. The left claims that they care for the avg person they stand up for the poor and oppressed but what happens to these groups over time? Well that’s our next…

…Item: Amnesty international a group that was founded with the noblest of goals has…changed:

Last week, Amnesty’s program director for the Americas, Susan Lee, resigned, expressing shock at “senior management’s failure to honor its commitments to treat staff fairly and with respect.” The next day, the union voted to strike, saying it had “lost all confidence in senior management because it lacks integrity, competence, transparency and accountability.”

well your priorities change when a “rights” organization starts paying more people big money to work

Last year, Amnesty paid 36 people more than 60,000 pounds a year and seven of them received more than 100,000 pounds. In 2007, there were only seven people earning more than 60,000 pounds, three of whom received more than 100,000 pounds. note £60K = $90K

And even more to those who shut up:

That broadening mandate has led in part to a fraying at the edges of the venerable organization as it tries to adapt to a changing world. Managing that change has led to problems – an indication of which emerged in 2009, when Amnesty handed over about 800,000 pounds ($1.2 million) to two former executives as part of a confidential payout upon departure.

Normally one must speak truth to and about power, but if the group is a mainstay of the left apparently Silence is golden, particularly if it means suppressing truth about an iconic left money machine.

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.

The latest in our series of the common thread of the left

As of this writing a “Truce” is in effect between Israel & Hamas. The left and media during this crisis has pilloried Israel

NBC News reporter Ayman Mohyeldin seemed to take a strong position, rather than just reporting, on the United States’ role in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He effectively blamed the unresolved crisis on the United States’ refusal to recognize Hamas and for not doing enough to reign in Israel’s military actions.

This ignores the fact that this wasn’t a crisis when Israel was being shot at, it only became a crisis when Israel began shooting back.

Item: The left claims Israel is an oppressor and our state department remains unwilling to critique Turkey for calling Israel a terror state, however if you want to know how they really feel consider this story:

Back in mid-June, during the great Paris weapons show, the Rafael pavilion was absolutely the busiest around, and everybody wanted to look at the new, exciting, Iron Dome system, the greatest achievement in rocket defense ever. But by the end of the show, Rafael hadn’t made a single sale. The Arrow sold well, other systems did great – Iron Dome wasn’t moving. So they contacted their big clients, the serious ones, and asked what gives. And those clients told them no one except Israel has any use for these things. Because in any normal, sane country, if some hooligans were to start targeting civilians with rockets – the army would go and kill them. emphasis mine

So in public Israel needs to show restraint, in private Hamas and their rocket firing friends are “some hooligans” than normal people would just go kill?

I object to the use of the term “Hooligans” it’s not like they are a bunch of bikers dragging their murdered people behind them as they rideoh wait:

The six “were caught red-handed” with high-tech filming equipment to take videos of military positions, according to a security source quoted by the Hamas Aqsa radio. The men were shot.

Militants hooked the body of one alleged spy to a motorcycle and dragged him through the streets of Gaza City.

Yeah that sounds like “hooligans” to me.

If you are as old as me you remember when Reagan called the Soviets an “Evil Empire” the left went absolutely nuts. Speaking the truth aloud is just not done…but more on that tomrrow

Today’s entry on the common theme of the left and their problem with truth comes from Morning Joe

Item: On Morning Joe yesterday I saw the sudden post-election discovery of Benghazi (but not Senator Kelly Ayotte who Willie Geist refers to as “others”) in the context of the following arguments:

1. It is OK to send out a member of the administration to say something they know is false or as a dupe who doesn’t know they are sending out false information. (Unlike Iraq for example where the administration and every intelligence agency in the world believed what they were saying was true)

2. Questioning a black woman like Susan Rice is bad optics and racism (unlike questioning a black woman like Condi Rice which is simply asking questions to power plus she doesn’t count as black because she is republican).

3. It is foolish to demand accountability because such a demand is based on facts and accountability rather than deferring to a mandate of racial or sexual politics.

Note that the death of three four Americans is not the issue, the administration sending out a person before the election to deceive is not the issue, no it is the idea that two of the three Senators who have critiqued said person are white men (we’ll ignore female Senator in the group) and she is a black woman and because she is a black woman the standards of truth and honesty do not apply here.

In other words the offense here is against Truth, but well discuss more on that tomorrow.

Update: Should have said four dead Americans, corrected, thanks.