San Francisco OK on Bombers and their words, not on Ads

Hazel:  Is cowslip coming?  Maybe he knows.

Fiver:  He wouldn’t  come.  He told me to stop talking about it

Watership Down 1978 Richard Adams

Pam Geller just put up this post concerning a press conference that is scheduled to take place in San Francisco at 4 PM EST (1 PM SF time)

City leaders will hold a press conference to denounce Islamophobic and racist advertisements by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI). Last August, San Franciscans were outraged over AFDI advertisements on MUNI that referred to Arabs and Muslims as “savages.” The new ads scheduled to run on MUNI buses today wrongly suggest that all Muslims are defined by extremism and violence. Board President David Chiu will introduce a resolution condemning the anti-Arab and Anti-Muslim advertisements at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

The ads are a spoof of the “That’s My Jihad ads”. ADFI’s ads quote Islamic terrorists’ message on Jihad. It contains the picture of the terrorist with the direct quote, for example the ad linked at Pam’s site says:

“Jihad, holy fighting in Allah’s cause with full force of numbers and weaponry, is…an obligation and duty in Islam on every Muslim.” Times Square car bomber Faisal Shahzad

That’s his Jihad. What’s yours?

The press release contained contact information so being a curious sort I gave them a call and spoke to Stephanie Ong Stillman, the Director of Communications. She was kind enough with a busy event before her to give me some of her time.

I asked about the press conference to find out if it would streamed (it will not be) and then I asked the why they were condemning the ads. Stephanie said the ads were racist and Islamophobic portraying all Muslims as Terrorists.

Fair enough, that’s their opinion, so I went a step further: I asked if the supervisors will be condemning the Words on the ads or the Bomber or said them? After all if the ads are offensive then the words on the ads must also be offensive not to mention the bomber who spoke them.

She answered:  No. They would only be condemning the ads themselves.

This seemed odd to me, so I asked a 2nd time. “So there will be no condemnation of the words of the terrorist in question or the bombing?”

A second time she said No, they are only condemning the ads.

Being a fair minded man and considering with an important event coming up (no I don’t mean the WBC finals important though they are) she was kind enough to give me a few minutes I gave her another chance and asked one more time.

Nope. They are only going to condemn the ads.

At this time she excused herself and I quite understand, big press conference and a lot to do.

So let’s  review.

1.  Faisal Shahzad: Confessed to 10 counts on a federal indictment for an Attempted Car Bombing in Times Square >NOT CONDEMNED BY SF DA, Board President, Supervisors SFMTA or SF Human Rights Commission.

2.  Faisal Shazad words:

“Jihad, holy fighting in Allah’s cause with full force of numbers and weaponry, is…an obligation and duty in Islam on every Muslim.”

NOT CONDEMNED BY SF DA, Board President, Supervisors SFMTA or SF Human Rights Commission.

3.  AFDI puts up an ad containing those words, attributing them to the man who tried to Bomb Times square. CONDEMNED BY DA, Board President, Supervisors SFMTA or SF Human Rights Commission.

So just remember guys, Say whatever violent and inflammatory thing you want, try to Bomb and Murder Americans and the leaders in San Fransisco won’t have a problem with you. But if you put your words on an ad in the subway That’s beyond the pale!

If you can explain that logic, you’re a smarter man than me.

Update:  Since this post will precede the press conference it will be interesting to see if this changes

Update 2: The Virginia Gazette and SF gate report on the conference, no sign of condemning the words or the terrorists or pols who said them. Amazing

Jeb Bush Exposes the Democrats Give

Jeb Bush isn’t high on my list of 2016 candidates, I really don’t like the idea of dynasties and I think in the long-term it’s harmful to the country but his latest proposal has done the country a great service.

For years the left talked about how terrible it was that so many people were “in the shadows” that “hard-working immigrants” were living constantly in fear when they simply wanted to make a new life from themselves.

If ONLY they could come out from behind the fear of arrest, if ONLY they could live and work openly and allow their children to brought up here to prosper and grow.

Sure they violated the law but what is that technical violation next to the ability to live freely, safely and without exploitation?

Well Jeb bush has offered a solution, a small penalty for the legal violation in exchange for legality the ability to move forward with a life unafraid of the penalties of the law…

…but with legality comes responsibility so while they would not be subject to arrest and jump ahead of all those people who have legally tried to come to the country. When it comes to citizenship, they would have to return home and apply legally like every other person who has obeyed the law when it comes with citizenship.

It’s a win win, people are able to live without fear legally yet they are not given an advantage over all those people who have not violated our laws and followed the rules. An equitable solution for all. I can support such a compromise.

The result was OUTRAGE. You would have thought Jeb Bush proposed a return to serfdom. The left is upset and to the media suddenly Bush is no longer the golden boy how DARE he not provide a path to citizenship!

Au contraire Jeb Bush IS offering a path to citizenship, unfortunately for the left it’s the old legal path that everyone else who hasn’t broken the law has to take, and that just won’t do.

Why won’t it do for the left & the MSM, because they dirty little secret of the “immigration” issue is it’s never been about “fairness” or “equity” or “compassion” for the left, it’s about votes.

When you abort your voter base, and combine it with fewer children you create a demographic bomb. Go to any Catholic Church where people are devout, you find families with 4, 5, and six children. Look at conservatives when it comes to children vs liberals and you see the difference between the “God is dead” vs “Be Fruitful and multiply”.

You might be able to manage fraud, you might be able to make people dependent on government, you might be able to tweak rules, you might even be able to paint people as evil and oppressive, but what you can’t change is the math of demographics you can only fudge so long before you run out of people.

The left doesn’t see illegal immigrants as a wedge issue, they see it as the source of a voting base to replace the generation that doesn’t exist.

Once you understand that you can see right through the left & the GOP argument on “immigration” becomes EASY to make. Bush may not become president, but he just made the path to the White House for every GOP candidate just a tad easier.

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CPAC week begins with a quiet Sunday in terms of the weekly paycheck goal but Sunday is usually quiet anyway.

But a new week has begun and if you think the State coverage I provided this week on the Senate Race and the national coverage I’ll be doing in two days is worthwhile, I’d really appreciate it if 15 of you can find $20 to spare this week to make that $300 paycheck. It won’t pay for CPAC but it will pay the mortgage and that’s what it’s all about.