Looks like our favorite net comedian who is Not Mohammad is getting death threats from the religion of peace™:

God forbid you insinuate the religion of Islam is anything short of peaceful. It only results in responses such as these:


“ur a freaken racist pig… otherwise u wouldnt be making any sarcastic remarks…u just got the worst reputation amoungst muslims that I showed that video to…they were cursing u like crazy….take my advice and remove that racist video”

“you should actually post a new video, correcting the mistakes you made in this video, and im sure you know which ones you made, because that’s the only way that’s gonna save you from a freak accident.”

“FYI, i am glad, because if u said this to my face, u would be on the floor. simple. u come here and disrespect me, forget me, u disrespect the prophet pbuh, u expect me to just sit by, u disrespect the quran and then u try to play it off. u r a joke. a joke. dont EVER do this again. EVER.”


“u should make a video apologize to the muslim community. thats the only option u have.”

Charming. In their defense folks… My video IS classified as hate speech. At least, that’s what thousands of Muslims said whilst flooding YouTube with constant “flagging.” In case you haven’t yet heard, there are actual online Muslim networks that exist solely for this purpose. The minute anything even remotely critical of Islam pops up online, thousands of members are notified and are commanded to flag, spam and utilize comment suppression techniques that ultimately result in the video’s removal and permanent banning of the user.

Well tell you what, every time I read about his death threats I will re-post the video.

Update: Oh and he is now blogrolled too.

The drunk blogging of Steven Green doesn’t prevent him from noticing a pattern in the president’s speech:

7:31PM We swear we’re not helping deadbeats by giving them your tax dollars. And if I keep talking this quickly, you might just not notice that it’s so not true!

7:32PM We’ll hold accountable those responsible! TARP II is nothing like TARP I, and you know it’s true because I’ve said so, so very, very quickly!

7:35PM “It’s not about helping banks, it’s about helping people.” The quit giving them money, and give me some! Or at least speak at Mortal Human Speed.

7:36PM Regulatory reform? Fine, great. Start by getting rid of Dodd and Frank, mmkay?

7:37PM It’s rich that a guy who just added a trillion dollars to the deficit is complaining about a trillion dollar deficit.

Apparently saying that you are doing the opposite of what you are actually doing doesn’t effect the poll numbers, just ask Morning Joe.

Looks like its a question of paying for things

6:40 a.m. Joe compares the spending to Heroin addicts giving people everything they want.

6:42 a.m. I missed the Obama side, so now we have Jindal, what will they say.

6:43 a.m. Barnicle not withstanding he didn’t sound far right to me.

6:46 a.m. The Globe is speaking nonsense and Joe is not taking it. There wasn’t much of a conservative candidate for president.

7:00 a.m. Apparently according to the polls saying that you will do one thing when doing the exact opposite does well in the polls. National Review had the best line:

Oratorywise, so good. Ideawise, so weak. Combination, so dangerous.

7:05 a.m. No wrongdoing but implication of wrongdoing on Palin well that’s news

7:07 a.m. Joe: Hillary was hot last night.

7:08 a.m. Do you really want to say you’ve got that “twittering thing” after just saying that Hillary is hot?

7:10 a.m. Steele is echoing Joe on spending smart move. If the primary voice is there then it is there the RNC will honor that.

7:12 a.m. The 12 step recovery for the party is to admit that we spent like drunken sailors. FYI Mr. Steele we republicans will hold you to that if you go back in.

7:14 a.m. The people will be the final choice, what is the Republican plan? In fact we DO have a plan they were rejected by the democrats. Building schools is nice but it doesn’t help small business or any blue collar worker not in construction.

7:28 a.m. It still sounds like he was on the campaign trail

7:38 a.m. How about that Buchanan DID swim in that pool

7:40 a.m. So I’m not the only one who things that Gibbs seems a bit over his head.

7:44 a.m. Jean said the speech is hopeful but will the banks help him out. Susie’s driver has the word, but it didn’t have the info they needed.

7:48 a.m. Would you think the president of Telemundo would be named Don Brown?

7:58 a.m. They talk census and he is right it is a big issue.

8:02 a.m. The hope is nice but there are no details says Susie, they’d better keep her off the MSNBC evening shows.

8:05 a.m. When Mika keeps pushing Pat’s book claiming that WW II was unnecessary and going after Churchill she is very much her father’s daughter.

8:08 a.m. Mika will be doing the old Dean Martin skits on the Vegas strip when she retires.

8:12 a.m. Maxine Waters doesn’t say we aren’t going to nationalize the banks, just that we aren’t there yet. As far as the planes go, she hasn’t read Dilbert today.

8:14 a.m. That is a really bad wig that waters has, unless I’m very much mistaken. If I’m wrong about the wig part I apologize in advance.

8:21 a.m. The country wants Daddy says Klein but he had to pause and think when before he said that the republicans were making a mistake.

8:22 a.m. You may think that cutting taxes in wartime is bad but cutting the military during wartime is worse.

8:24 a.m. Is this going to be like Korea? I see no reason why that would be a problem if it was.

8:31 a.m. There were details says Erin? Will he do the things he said?

8:42 a.m. Shelby has no debt.

8:48 a.m. Boxer: If he laid out the details it would have been boring. I actually think she is right, this wasn’t the time for details in a speech, I just wish he wasn’t saying one thing and doing another.

8:52 a.m. Mika apparently sounds ideological because she objects to throwing money at a problem, hey this is MSNBC I’m a liberal democrat I’m not supposed to get tough questions! Don’t you know who I am?

If anyone thinks that the 900 million that Obama Wants to give to the Palestinians is not going to end up helping to kill Jews, then they must be true blue Obama supporters:

The United States plans to offer more than $900 million to help rebuild Gaza after Israel’s invasion and to strengthen the Western-backed Palestinian Authority, U.S. officials said on Monday.

The money, which needs U.S. congressional approval, will be distributed through U.N. and other bodies and not via the militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza, said one official.

Sure we all know how well the UN has kept money out of terrorists hands in Gaza.

Stop the ACLU is not amused:

So, let’s see: blaming Isreal? Check. UN and others getting the credit for spreading US money (which seems to be appearing out of a unicorns a**)? Check. None of the money going through Hamas? Good luck with that! Remember Hamas taking the international aid sent to Gaza during the last conflict?

I wonder how much the UN will siphon off before it even gets to Gaza?

Riehl World View:

$900 Million To Gaza? Are They Insane?


Wasn’t one of the left’s chief criticisms of Israel’s Gaza operation that there was no Plan B if Hamas disintegrated? Fatah couldn’t ride in as the white knight on the backs of Israeli tanks to restore order or else they’d be seen as stooges and collaborators, we were told, not unreasonably. How is this de facto bribe of Gazans by Uncle Sam to restore Abbas to authority any different?


With the US economy struggling, US Secretary of Hilary Clinton plans to announce a $900 million pledge of US aid for Gaza and the “good” terrorists of the PA. But don’t worry. The money is not going to Hamas.

Meryl Yourish.com:

Martin Peretz one of Barack Obama’s most prominent pro-Israel supporters is starting to express doubts about the administration’s stand towards Israel.


It will be used for humanitarian purposes, of course, so that the Hamas “government” can spend all their money on bombs, weapons, and ammunition, instead of building a decent society for their children.

Joshua Pundit speaks a basic truth:

Make no mistake about it – UNRWA is in bed with Hamas, hires terrorists and facillitates the attacks on Israel. Any money given to UNRWA will end up in Hamas’ hands.As a matter of fact, it already does. Things will be even more cut and dried as soon as the unity government Obama is pushing for between Hamas and Fatah takes hold.

My final thought: To some administration supporters the dead Jews that will result from this is a feature, not a bug, but hey US Jews voted overwhelmingly for this president. No whining allowed!

Update: National Review The Corner:

If an organization comprised of American citizens attempted to do this, they could be prosecuted and imprisoned for decades on charges of providing material support to a terrorist organization. (I would say “would be prosecuted,” but with this administration, who knows?) Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (an old hand at empowering Palestinian terrorists) are now proposing to give nearly a billion dollars to a Hamas subsidiary — knowing full well that this funding must inevitably result in the murder of innocent people.

Congress can stop this from happening. Michael Steele and Republicans can show real leadership and moral clarity in the war against Islamic radicalism while the many Democrats who support Israel can step up to the plate. It’s one (foolish) thing to “engage” our enemies in self-loathing negotiations; it’s quite another to fund them.

Will they act?

…then I know I’m on the right track:

Seems increasingly like all the “Fascist Bush” caterwauling was the usual fake, dishonest theater meant as a means to an end – the end being to destroy the hated “election stealer” and his legacy, and not much more.

But you know, for someone who “did everything wrong,” his policies suddenly seem wise and right to some surprising people.

It’s easy to campaign and criticize. It’s much more difficult to govern, especially knowing that if you don’t keep the country safe, you don’t get re-elected.

And if you don’t get re-elected, good heavens! How can you continue and complete the coup?

Even with restrictions to free speech and the press watching your back as much as possible, and destroying all possible rivals, it will be very hard for them to spin it if people start saying, “at least Bush kept us safe, not like Obama.”

The whole article is one of the best things I’ve read in a while. She put it much better then I did and launches a defense of the Bush Administration that is well deserved.

I wonder if there is going to be a global warming story as they freeze at the White house.

6:40 a.m. Mika looks like Davros wanting to shout EXTERMINATE!

6:42 a.m. President Who and Why, Abbot and Costello live!

6:44 a.m. They are right Clinton has grown. It was a fair statement that she got her position in NY due to her association with her husband, but nobody could say that about her now.

6:46 a.m. I’m very interested in seeing what actual troops think of her vs what Andrea I know NUT-THING Mitchel says.

6:59 a.m. Chuck and Willie in the briefing room, Willie sure is tall next to Chuck

7:09 a.m. Well we all know how well the federal government runs things, particular Fannie & Freddie

7:38 a.m. Oh joy our governor Deval (Obama Jr, lets have the highest gas tax in the nation) Patrick is coming up.

7:42 a.m. Patrick: “Is it budget cuts? What happened to the studio?”

7:44 a.m. Patrick: We will use the money for bridges and road work, don’t trivialize job preservation.

7:46 a.m. Barnicle asked him about the gas tax business. He is saying its that or tolls etc…

8:08 a.m. My Helicopter seems totally adequate to me.

8:10 a.m. It sounds like they are ranking him high on BS, because he can crack a joke about himself, just what we are needing in a president for a crisis.

8:13 a.m. The Republican Senator from South Carolina points out its how you ask the question as to the reason why the package polls so well.

8:23 a.m. Schumer seems to be on the attack Jindal mode, that seems to be contrary to the they want him to be the nominee.

8:25 a.m. Todd asks about the other governors. “They won’t have to raise taxes for two years.”

8:35 a.m. Why should there be a department of education? Todd asks. Sec: They are competing with people all over the world. Not much of an answer.

8:49 a.m. Now we see Gibbs office, it would be nice if he asked if he read the stimulus bill itself.

8:52 a.m. Don’t take it personal but make it personal if it is asked by a certain CNBC person.

8:54 a.m. It never hit me that Mika hung around here as a kid, I totally forgot about that.

8:56 a.m. Is it just me or is Mika over layered today in terms of make-up.

The American Spectator has a first rate article tweaking the attempt to Blame Hoover for the actions of Bill Moyers during the LBJ era:

The Washington Post’s scoop, and Moyers’s non-denial denial, regurgitates a familiar excuse: Hoover did it. In this time-worn script, the FBI director plays the role of Mephistopheles, with various liberal presidents cast as the innocent with the pesky devil upon his shoulder.

He goes through the litany of the Democratic/liberal and concludes thusly:

J. Edgar Hoover is necessary to square the soaring liberal rhetoric on civil liberties with the atrocious civil liberties records of liberal presidents. With an ideology extolling civil liberties crashing into its record of smashing civil liberties, ideologues reshape the facts to fit the ideology. The blame-Hoover template asks readers to believe that the president takes orders from the director of the FBI rather than the reverse. It portrays the world-class arm-twister Lyndon Johnson as a man prone to crying uncle, Woodrow Wilson as secretly opposing his administration’s policies, and the Kennedys acceding to electronic surveillance on Martin Luther King only for his own protection.

If Hoover didn’t exist liberal authors would need to invent him.

Unrelated thought, would you like the idea of Hoover in charge of homeland security right now? I would.

We can’t be surprised when we see stories like this:

The Tibetan New Year, or Losar, is normally the most festive holiday of the year, when Tibetans burn incense, make special dumplings and set off fireworks. But this year, Tibetans have declared a moratorium on celebrating their own holiday, saying they will instead observe a mourning period for people killed last year during protests against Chinese rule.

Amazing and I thought everyone loved a holiday!

“Instead of the usual celebrations marked by singing, dancing and other festivities, silence will be observed and butter lamps will be lit in the temples and homes to pray for the deceased,” they announced in a statement last month.

The tactic appears to be driving Chinese authorities crazy. They’re countering with their own campaign of forced merriment, organizing concerts, pageants, fireworks, horse races, archery competitions.

And you VILL haf fun or else:

At Beijing’s Central University for Nationalities, Tibetan students who had applied last year for permission to hold a Losar celebration informed the university recently that they wished to cancel. But the university told them that the party must go on, said a university source who asked not to be quoted by name.

“Celebrating is compulsory,” he said.

And ve haf vays of making you party:

On Feb. 14, a 39-year-old Tibetan monk set off a furor when he walked through a public market in the Tibetan plateau’s Lithang county carrying a photograph of the Dalai Lama and chanting, “No Losar.” Hundreds of people reportedly joined the protests, which continued into the next two days, according to the Dharamsala-based Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy. The group said that Chinese police detained 21 people, some of whom were badly beaten, and that the county has been locked down for the holiday.

Reports say that as many as 20,000 additional soldiers and paramilitary troops have been deployed in Tibetan areas and that in Qinghai province, village leaders were threatened with arrest if they urged people not to celebrate the holiday.

Well its a good think that we are concerned about human rights, aren’t we:

Clinton told reporters covering her tour of Asian nations that human rights violations by China should not stand in the way of cooperation between the two powers on financial, environmental and security crises, The Washington Post (NYSE:WPO) reported.

And we all know how softplaying human rights worked with the Olympics:

Well, advocates of granting the Olympic Games to China all said that having the Games would force the PRC to liberalize. It would be good for human rights, people said. Even Chinese authorities themselves said that the Games would cause them to liberalize!

That was the great selling point.

And what happened? Not only did the Games not have a liberalizing effect; they had the opposite — moving the PRC to crack down all the more. I documented this extensively in a five-part series on this site last August. You can find it in my archive, here.

What a surprise, as the old Cox and Forkum cartoons say: “I’m a communist dictator you fool!”

Update: Darren Hutchinson notices other interesting aspects.

Joe and Mika are back together, the world is right again:

7:05 a.m. Joe nails it on the Hollywood phony rebel stuff.

7:10 a.m. They talk about unfunded mandates. They note that Jindel has actually read the bill, not sure if ARNULD has.

7:15 a.m. Politically smart to take the money if you want to stay Governor. Smart to reject it if you want the GOP nomination.

7:17 a.m. The unions must know they are losing the fight for card check since their ads are denying that the secret ballot is removed. They claim it becomes the “workers choice” to remove the secret ballot.

7:24 a.m Did a BBC reporter just say that she wants to hear real economists confirm this is good?

7:27 a.m. 40% of GDP, lets play Swedish stimulus.

7:33 a.m. You guys are wild having fun like that. Social security needs to be addressed but its smaller than the heath care stuff say WH budget guy.

7:41 a.m. Will the left be more of a problem for Obama?

7:42 a.m. Todd: The democrats have done a great job demagoguing Social security over the years.

7:46 a.m. Todd: Retirement? We are going to work until we die.

7:57 a.m. John Zigler on Morning Joe, it will be hard to ignore his film after this.

7:58 a.m. Two Morning Joe quotes in the film.

8:01 a.m. Compelling and new story? So was Palin are you suggesting that Palin wasn’t?

8:03 a.m. Mika, she hurt yourself. Example what do you read question. I think that’s a fair point.

8:04 a.m. They were trying to trap her, says Ziegler points to the documentary. They are hitting him hard, but they are being fair.

8:05 a.m. Pat askes if the media was in the tank and what particular networks were. They don’t let him answer and tease Pat for the question, THAT was funny.

8:05 a.m. We will watch the movie and have you back. I thought this was the fairest hearing outside of Fox he will get.

8:09 a.m. Mika gave Joe an opening to talk more about Ziegler and he passed; interesting.

8:12 a.m. The Gibbs saying he doesn’t know what he is talking about clip and it looks like the Mika-Paris Hilton business.

8:38 a.m. Harry Reid: This is going to stimulate the economy republican governors helped pass this.

8:40 a.m. Reid: It’s not Nationalization, Brokaw: Yes it is. Reid: There are a lot of good things going on, the government has always been involved in the private sector

It appears that the Obama administration has managed to stimulate at least one sector of the economy:

Firearms sales have soared the past couple of months, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) attributes this to concerns about incoming lawmakers.

A recent poll done by Southwick Associates, which specialize in economic and business statistics related to fish and wildlife, revealed that 80 percent of respondents said they expect it will become more difficult for them to purchase firearms under the current administration. Less than 1 percent indicated they expect gun purchases to become less difficult.

Increases in firearm sales since the November election are a strong indicator these polls are correct. The NSSF cited data from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which showed a 24 percent increase in firearms purchaser background checks for the month of December 2008 over the prior December.

A friend of mine hit a gun store just across the NH border said the place was very busy and the owner said his sales were way up.

Hey and these support manufacturing jobs too the best type.