Lest We Forget

This is the Reality. Not some whitewashed Liberal fantasy of Political Correctness.
That’s what we have to collectively remember.
3,000 innocent lives snuffed out
in a moment of blind hatred.
And with the hate-filled partisanship we have now, we have to remember that day.

And these are the Men who did. Radical Muslims. Not George Bush, Not the CIA, not Dick Cheney or any other ridiculously partisan silliness.

And No Political Correctness.

But you can see in the “Truthers” is the modern day birth of the hyper-partisan. The need to destroy at all costs your political enemies and to believe or say any wild ass thing as long as you believe it advances your ideology and denigrates the the “enemy”.

At San Diego State University an international student, Zewdalem Kebede, overheard students talking in Arabic expressing delight about the attacks. When Kebede challenged them, he was accused of engaging in “abusive behavior” and warned that any similar behavior in the future would result in “serious disciplinary sanctions.” At Penn State, a professor who advocated an aggressive military response to the attacks on his webpage received a letter from the vice provost for academic affairs chastising him for engaging in speech that was “insensitive and perhaps even intimidating.” (Keep in mind that engaging in “intimidating” speech was grounds for termination at Penn State at the time.) Meanwhile, at Johns Hopkins, a professor who publicly advocated going after the countries that supported al Qaeda and similar terrorist organizations found himself reprimanded and removed as the director of the university’s Central Asia-Caucasus Institute.

But it was truly eye-opening for me to see that most of the attempts to stifle speech on campus in the wake of September 11 were directed at what were normal responses of anger and solidarity that most Americans felt in those days and weeks after the attacks. What is so bizarre about these cases is that the same colleges and universities that present themselves as civilized and tolerant showed such startling myopia and intolerance towards the sadness and outrage of their fellow citizens.

It was just the start of my experiences fighting campus censors — and ten years later, the fight is far from over. (Greg Lukianoff is an attorney and the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education).

But now we should just Remember, in the face of Political Correctness.

“As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, for you are with me.” -Psalm 23:4

10:03 am ET – At this exact moment ten years ago, brave patriots aboard United Airlines flight 93 forced Islamist hijackers to bring the airliner down in a Pennsylvania field, thwarting another attack on the nation’s capital:

The Pentagon:

Guy Benson:One of the most striking and disturbing images of 9/11 is a photograph of an unidentified man plunging from the World Trade Center towers to his death.  Facing the reality that no rescue effort was feasible, this citizen — like dozens of others — chose to leap to his demise rather than be incinerated by the blaze.  This picture is extraordinarily difficult to stomach.  Much of the media, which has decided to sanitize 9/11 to the greatest extent possible, won’t show it: 


Onlookers were terrified, horrified, and overcome with grief:

This was not a “tragedy.”  It was an atrocity, committed by radical Muslims whose fanatical, murderous hatred for western civilization has not abated.  They cannot be coddled.  They cannot be placated.  They can only be captured and interrogated, or killed. May those whose lives were ripped away ten years ago never be forgotten.  May their loved ones find peace.  May God bless our military, intelligence community, and first responders.  And may God bless our great country.

Amen.

I will note for historical record that in spring of 1979 I stood atop one of the Towers in New York. I can never do that again in my life.

That is reality. Not some hyper-partisan fantasy.

Let’s Roll!

Leg Breaking & Truthers

A Must See:  New Ray Stevens Song- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWpOcZVnBrc

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TIME FOR SOME LEG-BREAKING!

Katherine Sebelius, Health Czar (Health and Human Services Secretary) is going all Chicago Style:

“Health insurers say they plan to raise premiums for some Americans as a direct result of the health overhaul in coming weeks, complicating Democrats’ efforts to trumpet their signature achievement before the midterm elections. Aetna Inc., some BlueCross BlueShield plans and other smaller carriers have asked for premium increases of between 1 percent and 9 percent to pay for extra benefits required under the law, according to filings with state regulators,” reported by the Wall Street Journal.
In addition, a Mercer survey of employers found that 79 percent expect they will lose  their “grandfathered” status by 2014, and therefore will become subject to many more of Obamacare’s new mandates – a much higher figure than the administration  had estimated. Employers expect those additional mandates will increase premiums by 2.3 percent, on average, and boost the overall growth of premiums from 3.6 percent to 5.9 percent in 2011.

In response to the health insurers’ claims, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius fired off a letter to the head of the health insurance lobby. The news release on the HHS website makes her purpose plain:

“U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the national association of health insurers, calling on their members to stop using scare tactics and misinformation to falsely blame premium increases for 2011 on the patient protections in the Affordable Care Act. Sebelius noted that the consumer protections and out-of-pocket savings provided for in the Affordable Care Act should result in a minimal impact on premiums for most Americans. Further, she reminded health plans that states have new resources under the Affordable Care Act to crack down on unjustified premium increases.”

In the letter, Mrs. Sebelius cites HHS’ internal analyses and those of Mercer and other groups to support her claim that Obamacare’s effect on premiums “will be minimal” – somewhere in the range of 1 percent to 2.3 percent, on average. Mrs. Sebelius tells insurers that she will show “zero tolerance” for insurers who “falsely” blame premium increases on Obamacare, and promises aggressive action against those who do:

“[We] will require state or federal review of all potentially unreasonable rate increases filed by health insurers. … We will also keep track of insurers with a record of unjustified rate increases: those plans may be excluded from health insurance Exchanges in 2014. Simply stated, we will not stand idly by as insurers blame their premium hikes and increased profits on the requirement that they provide consumers with basic protections.”

There’s word for this: It’s called extortion, folks. 😦

As defined: the crime of obtaining money or some other thing of value by the abuse of one’s office or authority.

You either do it our way and do as we say and only do it our way and what we want you to do, regardless, or else we’ll boot you out of the market and you’ll go out business.

Which, by the way, was the plan all along. Leaving Big Brother and Mama Government as the sole choice.

But now you have the Chicago-Style Leg breakers threatening companies to play their game or else!

But don’t worry, We are from the Government and we are here to protect you!! 🙂

Here’s something elseto consider: Mrs. Sebelius threatened insurers for claiming Obamacare will increase premiums by as much as 9 percent. Yet there were no threats issued against the Rand Corporation when itestimated Obamacare will increase premiums for young adults by an average of 17 percent beginning in 2014, or against Milliman Inc. when itlikewise estimated premium increases of 10 percent to 30 percent for young adults. The reasons for the disparate treatment are fairly obvious. Mrs. Sebelius has less power over Rand or Milliman, and bullies always find it easier to pick on the unpopular kid. But an equally important implication is that Mrs. Sebelius knows that Obamacare’s largest premium increases are yet to come. Mrs. Sebelius may be intimidating insurers now to prevent them from blaming those much larger premium increases on Obamacare. (Washington Times)

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GROUND ZERO MOSQUE IMAM’s CLOSE ASSOCIATE IS A “TRUTHER”

Imam Feisal Abdul Raif has stepped in it again. But don’t expect the Ministry of Truth to tell you. They will vigorous ignore or try to discredit the following from the NY York Post.

A “Truther” by the way is an individual who has the utter irrational view that 19 High-jackers mostly from Saudi Arabia did not murder 3000 people on 9/11/01, the US Government- more specifically the newly elected George W Bush and CIA were behind it or it was Corporate America or some conspiracy of all of them. Name whatever the Left hates, they did it.

Not Islamic Terrorists.

I may be cynical, but not a complete nutjob. 🙂

Still, that didn’t stop Rauf from telling his high-brow audience that he wants to build a coalition of religious moderates, who he said must retake the debate from extremists of all religions.

Presumably, such a coalition would not include Rauf’s longtime associate, Faiz Khan — who touts “the inescapable fact that 9/11 was an inside job.”

By which, he told The Post’s Jennifer Gould Keil, he means he’s “certain” that “the towers of WTC 7 could not have collapsed without controlled demolition placed from the ‘inside.’ “

Now, Khan is not the only crackpot out there who’s convinced that “the quarter known as ‘militant Islam’ ” had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks. (He maintains the World Trade Center was actually brought down by “corporate America” and “the heroin trade.”)

But he is the only one, that we’re aware of, who was a founding director of Imam Rauf’s American Society for the Advancement of Muslims — which, along with the Cordoba Institute, is spearheading the Ground Zero mosque.

Khan claims he severed his connection to ASMA in “2002 and 2003” — though he spoke at the group’s 2006 conference in Copenhagen, where he was described as a board member.

All of which raises yet more questions about the so-called moderate imam and the people around him.

If Rauf truly wants “the best possible outcome for all,” there’s only one solution — move the mosque.

But don’t worry, Just like the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, where Obama was a parishioner for 20 years and never heard any of the Reverend fiery anti-american, anti-white rants this too will come to pass with the Imam’s friend. Despite him actually preaching at the Burlington Coat Factory mini-mosque that already exists on the site of the Ground Zero Mosque and they were board members together.

He’ll use the Sargent Schultz defense, “I know nothing!” and the liberal media will defend that to your death. 🙂

Media Matters, one of the co-founders of the Hunt down Tea Party Racism site has an exhaustive and vitriolic denial. That right there proves something to me. 🙂

So just get out a high-speed fan as the Liberals and their apparatchiks in the Liberal Media once again try and blow smoke up your ass! 🙂

The Reverse Trojan Maneuver

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

While campaigning in Nevada Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told an audience of mostly Hispanic voters: “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, okay. Do I need to say more?”

No, please, Harry, just shut up!  For your own good.

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Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the man spearheading the Ground Zero Mosque initiative, is about to take a month-long trip through the Middle East sponsored by the U.S. government.

No wonder Mayor Bloomberg and the Democrats don’t want to do anything about a mosque 600ft from Ground Zero!

He’s already an apparatchik and we know how this administration treats it’s apparatchiks.

So you have radical Iman who believe American was complicit in 9/11 and wants Sharia law compliance and does not think Hamas is a terrorist organization (even though in there charter it says multiple time “Kill all the Jews”. Look it up sometime) and that dialogue amongst religions is a wast of time  and is a key figure in the Malaysia-based Perdana Global Peace Organization, which helped sponsor the six-ship flotilla that tried to break Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

So I guess this fall under if you’re going to bed down with a nest of vipers, better to have your own viper. But this one wants to bite you in the ass too! 😦

“He is a distinguished Muslim cleric,” said State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley. “We do have a program whereby, through our Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau here at the State Department, we send people from Muslim communities here in this country around the world to help people overseas understand our society and the role of religion within our society.”

So to explain how the role of religion works in America you send a radical Muslim cleric who believes in compliance with Sharia law??

Didn’t they just get the memo about the most radical Muslims, the Taliban, killing aid workers for the mere crime of being Christians?

Send a Wolf in Wolf’s clothing to do the Sheep’s Job?

So is Obama trying to say that we can embrace a radical who would destroy us, so that shows our tolerance, please like us and don’t kill us infidels?

Probably, it sounds like liberal logic. My head hurts.

“It is to foster greater understanding and outreach around the world, among… Muslim- majority communities,” said Crowley. “We’ve done this many, many times, with many leading figures… over the past few years.”

But know we know why they lack of outrage, except from the American people on the Ground Zero Mosque. It’s probably a part of this whole deal, a pay off.

And besides, if the normal unwashed peasant masses are against it, that must mean the Political Elites are in on it “for our own good”. 🙂

While there’s no shortage of potentially eloquent ambassadors who could convey to the world the majority sentiment in America, the best man for the job is probably Greg Gutfeld, whose proposal to build a Muslim-friendly gay bar consider[ing] the sensibilities” of one’s neighbors next to the Ground Zero mosque is doing wonders to foster a dialogue about ” (Weekly Standard)

How about a Women’s Center next to that. And Christian Church across the Street (more on that later). Maybe even a Tea Party office too.  🙂

We’re all neighbors after all, and can get along, right… 🙂

Next up:  Sending The American Taliban, John Walker Lind to be Ambassador to Afghanistan.

Gitmo Detainees as ambassadors to the Middle East.

The Son of the pilot of the Enola Gay that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima as Ambassador to Japan.

An anti-Semite Democrat (there are sooo many) be Ambassador to Israel.

It all makes perfect sense doesn’t it! 😦

It’s a Reverse Trojan Horse, when the Trojans let the Greeks built the Horse INSIDE Troy and then act surprised when the soldiers jump out of it and attack them in the middle of the night!

Now that demonstrates our tolerance doesn’t it!  Never look a Gift Horse, even a Trojan one, in the Mouth. 🙂

Like the fabled Trojan Horse, the Cordoba Mosque is touted as an offering of friendship and a chance for us to show our tolerance. But its march toward construction has been marked with deceit, fraud and double standards.

Before Islamofascists turned passenger jets into cruise missiles and toppled the World Trade Center, mosques and Islamic cultural centers dotted America. Not a single Christian church exists in Saudi Arabia. We’ve shown our tolerance. We do not need to show our naivete.

As the New York Post has discovered, one of the parcels the mosque is to be built on is owned by Con Edison, even though Soho Properties told officials and the public it owned all the land. Soho only leases the property. Con Edison mysteriously kept quiet all this time, perhaps at the urging of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, for whom the mosque is a high priority.

It’s certainly a higher priority than St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which used to be right across the street from the WTC until it was crushed when Tower 2 and its incinerated inhabitants came crashing down on it.

Plans to rebuild St. Nicholas two blocks from its original location fell apart when Port Authority officials objected to its 24,000-square-foot footprint with a traditional grand dome that they said could not rise higher than the planned WTC memorial. Yet no objection was raised to a 13-story mosque on which no height restrictions were placed.

It’s not as if there are no Islamic centers of worship in New York City. The Islamic Society-Mid-Manhattan is located on 55th Street. There’s the Islamic Cultural Center of New York on Third Avenue and the Assafa Islamic Center on Allen Street in lower Manhattan.

Incredibly, the Landmarks Commission denied landmark status to one of the buildings on the site, the Burlington Coat Factory building, into which crashed the landing gear from one of the 9/11 planes. Will the mosque have a plaque marking the spot? We doubt it.

Inside, the mosque won’t be Greek soldiers to lay waste to Troy, but Shariah law and its advocates to wage war on a Western civilization they despise. Mosques have served as recruiting and even training centers for terrorism.

Germany has wisely closed Hamburg’s Taiba mosque, once frequented by some of the Sept. 11 attackers. It was searched by police and shut down because German authorities believed it was again being used as a meeting point for Islamist radicals. Mohamed Atta, as well as fellow 9/11 murderers Marwan Al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah, had studied in Hamburg and frequented the mosque.

Neda Bolourchi, a Muslim whose mother died when the plane she was in slammed into the WTC’s north tower, wrote in the Washington Post that “a mosque near ground zero will not move this conversation forward.” But “over time, it will cultivate a fundamentalist version of the Muslim faith,” a version that cultivated 9/11.

Canadian Muslims Raheel Raza and Tarek Fatah, who sit on the board of the Muslim Canadian Congress, wrote in the Ottawa Citizen of Aug. 7: “We Muslims know that the idea behind the ground zero mosque is meant to be a deliberate provocation to thumb our noses at the infidel.” Or a 13-story middle finger.

Build the memorial, not the mosque. And about that Christian church in Saudi Arabia. (IBD)

Is that a pig flying by my window? 🙂