Thursday, February 23, 2012

Why Support Any of Them?

This picture is from a British blog "The Chronicles of Islam", and was dated February 9, 2012.  It was followed by this statement:

"Now that Islam is firmly in the drivers seat in most Western countries, the media MUST be dealt with (with regards to its portrayal of Islam). Thankfully this chore has already been taken up by Allah's slaves and any mocking of the Religion of Peace and Justice will not be tolerated.

Muslims will KILL ANY that say Islam is VIOLENT!

Praise the internal logic of the Sharia and the mind of Allah!"

In every political debate and media commentary we are confronted with our involvement in the countries of the Middle East.  Should we support the rebels in these countries?  Should we send troops?  What about the people there who love freedom?  Shouldn't we try and help them set up democratic rule?  What did we accomplish in Iraq?  This picture is, I believe, Muslims living in Europe.

Folks, no matter what you get out of this opinion piece, know this: We are not going to change Islam.  They are not going to embrace democracy.  They are not going to tolerate other religions.

We did exactly what Iran wanted us to do in Iraq.  We kept their Muslim rivals at bay and trained a standing army with American military know how to fight for the Shias when we pulled out.  We also left them tons of usable military equipment.

The following excerpts are from Wikipedia:

 Sunnis are a majority in most Muslim communities: in South East AsiaChinaSouth AsiaAfrica, and most of the Arab world. Shia make up the majority of the population in IranIraqAzerbaijan and Bahrain, and they are the largest religious group in Lebanon (all together called the Shia Crescent), while Pakistan has the second-largest Shia Muslim (Twelver) population in the world.

Sunnis believe that Abu Bakr, the father of Muhammad's wife Aisha, was Muhammad's rightful successor and that the method of choosing or electing leaders (Shura) endorsed by the Quran is the consensus of the Ummah, (the Muslim community).
Shiites believe that Muhammad divinely ordained his cousin and son-in-law Ali (the father of his grandsons Hasan ibn Ali and Hussein ibn Ali) in accordance with the command of God to be the next caliph making Ali and his direct descendants Muhammad's successors. Ali was married to Fatimah, Muhammad's daughter.

The battle in the middle east and around the rest of the world is between these two major factions.  Iran controls and supplies the Shiites or Shia against the Sunnis around the world.  Shiites are the more fundamental and radical of the two sects.  However, all Muslims are aligned against non-Muslims in the rest of the world.  We are going to end up fighting them for our very survival.  None of them should be supported or trained as they will never support anything we do.  They are not a "peaceful" religion, they are an aggressive socio-political force whose governing body is housed and directed by their religious leaders.  

We should immediately set out to make ourselves independent of foreign oil, and we should join our allies in putting a stop to the aggressive actions of Islam no matter the venue.  We should expel those who are in our country who aggressively seek to establish Islam and Shia law, and that includes law makers, judges, and politicians who side with Muslims who are against our way of life here in the United States.

Islam is a very real threat.  We should recognize it and take action before it is too late.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Is it time yet?

Last week The New York Times reported that the federal social safety net is now used to keep the middle class in the middle class much more so than it is used to lift the poor out of poverty. This is causing a lot of resentment among the middle class that still believes its members can work hard and elevate themselves into the upper levels of society. But they really cannot any more.
Were a person to start taking the risks necessary to elevate them and their family out of the middle class, they would have to cut the strings to the safety net under them, which in turn puts them at a competitive disadvantage in the short term to their neighbors. Too few are willing to take that risk.
Compound that with the most horrifying fact you will read today. A single parent family with income of $14,500.00 actually has more disposable income in the United States than a family earning $60,000.00 a year. Yes, you read that correctly.
Now are you ready for your head to explode? "If the family provider works only one week a month at minimum wage, he or she makes 92 percent as much as a provider grossing $60,000 a year." When the government is taxing the middle class to subsidize the middle class and the poor have more disposable income than the middle class, we're doing something wrong. We are failing.
On top of that, now the Nanny State does not just want to subsidize us, they also want to inspect our children’s lunches and convey a sense to our kids that Uncle Sam, not mom and dad, will take care of them. And if you want the really dirty little secret, the fact is this is a bipartisan problem. No one on the left has the fortitude to take on the problem without further subsidies. Too few on the right are willing to tackle the subject. The votes are not there in Congress to do what must be done.
But we must cut the social safety net out from the middle class and, in doing so, make it far simpler for the middle class to grow. We must return to an America where the small businessman can become a big businessman. Today, it is far too difficult for that to happen.
—Erick Erickson

 Telephone taxes have long been cited by conservatives as proof of
eternal life here on earth, and in early February, evidence of another
one surfaced. The “Universal Service Fund fee,” present on all monthly
bills since 1997, is paying for a $1.6 billion federal program called
Lifeline, in which all Amer­icans eligible to receive federal aid can
apply to enroll. Lifeline pays for either a $30 cell phone or a landline
installation, and then subsidizes the recipient’s monthly bill to the
tune of $10 per month. The program has become increasingly popular in
the last few years; so popular, in fact, that many people have
registered multiple times. An FCC audit conducted in 2011 showed that up
to 269,000 wireless subscribers had free phones and cell service from at
least two carriers. And people who don’t qualify appear to like it, too.
These abuses have caught the attention of Democratic senator Claire
McCaskill, who has called for an investigation. The FCC will be hard
pressed to do much about the abuse, however; until it was investigated,
it had not con­sidered it necessary to build a database to keep track of
its handouts. Congratulations, you are paying your neighbor’s telephone

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The United States of America


Out of revolution,
the grip of monarch’s rule.
Driven by freedom.
Founded on values
from God’s holy book,
the glue that binds,
in trust,
its varied masses.


Through fire of war,
was forged in strength
a strong republic.


And though the vision dims
in her prosperity,
she rises to the challenge
when tyrants seek
to quell her voice.


Blessed by God,
we must hold those
values close
that bound
our loose knit colonies
in their infancy.


Dennis Price