Friday, July 07, 2006

 

Ahh the unbending wisdom and gentility of the left

So. Occasionally I go and read the Daily Kos, ya know for shits and giggles. You see this thread here is a really good example of how Bush just can't win. We invade Iraq, all the moonbats and leftards start screaming that we didn't use enough diplomacy (yeah the years of UN resolutions, , we didn't have enough Allies (believe it was about 40 countries at one point), and on and on. Now we are faced with another lunatic despot,one with nukes thanks to Slick Willy Clinton and Madeline Al(notso)bright. So what's Bush do, he goes out and uses diplomacy with Russia, China, Japan, and South Korea. North Korea fires some missles, but does the supposedly warmongering Bush send in the troops? No, he uses more diplomacy. You would think that he would get some credit from the left. Yeah right sure. Lets look at some of the comments on the DailyKos. These are actual comments left on the Daily Kos website.

W IS that stupid (0 / 0)

That's the problem. And no one will tell him so to his face. Gawd

and

and a power crazed vice president with a whole stable of sycophants and all of our resources tied down in Iraq where there was no problem before we invaded.
Wow, you've got to hand it to Bush. No one fucks things up better than him.

and

Can you see any other recent president having difficulty getting the world to condemn North Korea? (my note, Bush could take the Clintonian route and just give him more nukes).

Poor Bush is damned if he does, and damned if he doesn't. The left won't give him credit for any positives that happen with the North Korea situation. All in all the Daily Kos is a funny read, if they had a print edition, it would be good bathroom reading (and spare TP), until then we always have the NY Times!


 

Update on the Roman Catholic Church post

I posted here on the Roman Catholic Church starting to take steps to defend itself and swing back at the Islamic jihadists movements. In it I mentioned that the RCC was a large ship, and slow to turn but you could see signs of it all the way back under the previous pope. Here's another sign of it.
On the pessimistic side of the equation, concern begins with the Koran itself. In my own reading of the Koran, I began to note down invocations to violence. There are so many of them, however, that I abandoned this exercise after 50 or 60 or 70 pages
It's a long but good article. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and some smokes before reading it. I expect there are other articles this out there, and there will be more as the RCC decides it wants to start the process of push back and self defense. "Self defense?" you say, why yes, self defense. You see the RCC is smart (I've stated before I'm a recovering Catholic, not a current Catholic), they see the writing on the wall. They see the approaching Sharia law and the anti-catholic crusade (right after the Islamics get the Jews). Not to mention the RCC is very active in Africa (where the Islamic Jihadists are claiming victory in Somalia), and other countries like Turkey, so they see the front lines of the problem. Another sign they are smart is that they don't have the Pope standing out on his Sunday sermon swinging back, this isn't the time for it....yet. They will have a few archbishops etc toss the little barbs out there to see what the response is. A few people (bloggers etc) will notice it, most people will not. The MSM will not. IF Islam swings back hard (which is the only way they know how to do), then the RCC can take a very hard stand and be the "victim" putting Islam in the light of the "oppressor". Don't get me wrong, Islam is an oppressor. They are a childish cult that has yet to grow up or advance with the rest of civilization. Should make for interesting times.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

 

Catholicism responds to Islam

Saw this post over at Blonde Sagacity (awesome blog, and a beautiful Philly gal to boot) and I had to expound a bit on it. Seems Ratzinger (current Pope for the non-catholics) has grown some balls on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church and has decided to stand up to Islam. Here's the article. Now you have to think about this for a minute, this is potentially a dangerous stance for 2 reasons.
  1. Catholics in muslim countries will get even worse treatment then they currently do. Islam can not and does not brook any disagreements, especially in their countries.
  2. This raises the specter of direct attacks against the Church and it's branches whereever they may be.
Now for those who read the article you might be tempted to say "that's not the Pope standing up, that's a few priests". You would be right on the literal but not the figurative. For one thing this quote.
“Enough now with this turning the other cheek! It’s our duty to protect ourselves.” Thus spoke Monsignor Velasio De Paolis, secretary of the Vatican’s supreme court, referring to Muslims.
A statement such as this would not of been said without the Pope deciding it needed to be said. The reason that it was done this way, rather then directly by the Pope, is in my opinion due to a mix of worry over reasons 1 and 2. The RCC is very politically savvy and this gives the Pope a chance to backstep if the reaction by Islam is anywhere near the level of the Mohammed Cartoons. Now the RCC is still a very large ship and it turns very slowly, so statements like the above just didn't start, even in light of current developments. They actually started under the last Pope.

Rumblings of this could be heard already in John Paul II’s time. For example, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican equivalent of foreign minister, noted in late 2003 that “There are too many majority Muslim countries where non-Muslims are second-class citizens.” Tauran pushed for reciprocity: “Just as Muslims can build their houses of prayer anywhere in the world, the faithful of other religions should be able to do so as well.”

I've heard it said and read, that we need to understand that Islam, as one of the youngest global religions is still in it's infancy and is no more barbaric then the RCC was 600 years ago. Personally, I feel that is a straw man arguement. The world was much less civilized 600 years ago, both it and the RCC advanced in culture and in behavior. Islam has not advanced since the days of Saladin.
The real test will be what the RCC does when Islam responds. Even though I am a "recovering catholic" I think that it's important that the organizations of civilization stand up to the barbaric international jihadist movement.
 

Cup of STFU

Now this is extreme, even for the media and the idjits who think that we really don't have an "illegal immigration" problem. Take a look at this article to see what I mean. For those who hate clicking links..let me show you a few quotes from it. Here's Micheal "can't fill Rudy's shoes" Bloomberg
"Although they broke the law by illegally crossing our borders ... our city's economy would be a shell of itself had they not, and it would collapse if they were deported," he said. "The same holds true for the nation."
Sounds pretty dire..the economy of NYC would be a shell if not for illegal immigrants. Now according to the article NYC has about 3 million immigrants with about 500,000 there illegally. So what Bloomberg is saying is that without these 500,000 cab drivers, hotel maids, and convenience store clerks the city's economy would be a shell. WTF? Wow NYC must really be suffering from maximum employment so bad that it needs illegals to perform services for the city. Think again!
March 21, 2006, New York, New York – New York City’s unemployment rate fell to 5.9% in 2005, a notable improvement from the 2003 rate of 8.5%, according to a new report released today by the Community Service Society (CSS). But the report, Unemployment and Joblessness in New York City, 2005: Decline in Unemployment Rate Masks Areas of Continued Weakness (PDF), reveals that despite the lowest unemployment rate since 2000 the city’s job market is far from fully recovered from the recent recession.

but but the illegals do jobs that other American's won't do or are way over qualified to do. These are entry level, no college, very basic english understanding menial type jobs. Ok what about this then?
Many groups of New Yorkers continue to suffer recession level unemployment rates: teens, 16.9%; young adults, 11.2%; blacks, 8.7%; Hispanics, 7.0%, and people with less than a high school degree, 7.3%
So really, is what we have truly a situation where 500k deported illegal immigrants will crush the NYC economy? If that's the case then New Yorkers need to impeach Bloomberg because it's an economy built like a house of cards. What we really have here is a dog and pony show designed to try and build support for the Senate's weak attempt at an immigration policy. The house of Representative's bill is 100 times better AND will be gaining in popularity as more people learn about it. Oh and before anyone thinks I'm just hating on Bloomberg, this circus was ringmastered by PA's own Arlen "magic bullet" Specter.

Monday, July 03, 2006

 

W.ide A.wake R.adio is almost here!

Just a note to everyone to go HERE tomorrow and start listening to Wide Awake Radio (WAR). I'm thinking tomorrow would be a damn fine day to get up really early just to start listening. If you can download their shows for later listening I think it will be time for me to go get an MP3 player! Resisted the urge thanks to satelite radio, but this could put me over. Atlas Shrugs and Stop the ACLU are the 2 shows I will be looking foward to the most. Not that I won't listen to them all but those are 2 of the bloggers I read the most. Now if only they would consider a newbie blogger from Philly for a spot somewhere!
 

Here's a nice hot cup of STFU to go with your chocolate!

I saw this post in the Jerusalem Post today and had to start brewing a cup of STFU. Seems the Swiss have problems with the Israeli Defense Forces hitting some of the "civilian infrastructure".

"A number of actions by the Israeli defense forces in their offensive against the Gaza Strip have violated the principle of proportionality and are to be seen as forms of collective punishment, which is forbidden," the Swiss Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"There is no doubt that Israel has not taken the precautions required of it in international law to protect the civilian population and infrastructure,"

Um, so what were they busy doing when this happened? I certainly didn't see the Swiss put down their watches and chocolates to make a press release about the fact that Sderot is emptier then Pelosi's head! Seriously folks, why do the Israeli's have to sit back and take constant shelling yet they get criticized when they blow up a few bridges and a power plant? Does the media and the Swiss value the lives of the children of Sderot so much less then the Palestinian people? You never see the terrorist missles on the news but the minute the Israeli's respond back they get international criticism, have a cup of STFU.
In 99% of the news reports of the Israeli counter-offensive (and it IS a counter offensive since they didn't start it but you can bet they will finish it!) into Palestine you hear about the Israeli soldier that was kidnapped. Sounds bad doesn't..one soldier "kidnapped" and the Israelis go all nuts. What you don't see talk about in the MSM is that the Pali's had to tunnel almost a mile, come up behind the guardpost, sneak up on the soldiers and kill several to capture Shalit. That's what's called premeditated murder and kidnapping. It's not like Shalit "wandered" into a bad hood. He was on ISRAELI SOIL and they tunneled in like cowardly worms to kill some soldiers and abduct one. At the time I am writing this, Hamas has given Israel 7 more hours to start releasing criminals (they call them prisoners..but we all know they are there for a reason) or else they will "close the case" on Shalit. I pray that he's ok, and that Israel does not give in, all that will do is embolden Hamas for more of these type of showdowns.
Because of this, I present the Swiss with a nice steaming extra large cup of STFU. (on a side note I think I might start doing this daily..there are so many groups/people who need a steaming cup of that).

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