“Every Time He Threw A Punch He Was Shouting Allah”

Check out this post, and video at Right Wing Bob’s, about the recurring theme of “average Joes” rising to the occasion and performing like heroes during these terrorist attacks.

You gotta love that Scottish accent!

UPDATE:

Ha!!!

Hotair now has a post devoted to John Smeaton, the star of the video. His 15 minutes of internet fame also includes the website, John Smeaton Hero For Our Time, complete with “Cool facts about John Smeaton”.

“Here’s to John. This man shows us that the law-abiding, honest, brave citizen is still very much with us.”

“Here’s to his heroism, his straightforward belief in right and wrong, his support for law and order, and his willingness to give a good kicking to someone richly deserving it.”

Still Raining

Fourth consecutive day of rain.

I hear there was another car bombing (Hotair has the story), this time at a Scotland airport. I’d say more about that but….uh….I have to go play Monopoly Jr right now.

UPDATE: Other bloggers are linking to this post for UK Bombing updates….I’m so embarrassed….sorry for wasting your time. Go here and here, for more information.

Get That Man’s Name!

From the Sky News Article, Two Bombs Were Set To Blow In London:

Sky News sources say one of the first police officers on the scene of the Haymarket car bomb may have saved dozens of lives by defusing the explosives before the bomb squad arrived.

It is believed the quick-thinking cop recognised that the car was wired to blow up, jumped in and disconnected the trigger device, thought to be a mobile phone.

Guy deserves a medal, or something.

UPDATE: 

From CBS News:

Police were called and explosives officers dismantled the device by hand.

“All I kept thinking was, thank God, there must be an angel on my shoulders,” one woman said, “because if that had gone off — glass, everything — we wouldn’t have been alive today.

Clarke commended the bravery of the bomb squad and said they had not only prevented possible damage and injury, but provided investigators with valuable evidence.

Still no names.

An Inconvenient Candidate

Iain Murray in The Corner is reporting that the Goracle is getting ready for another Presidential bid.

From the Taipei Times:

Al Gore visit postponed. Former US vice president Al Gore will not be able to make it to Taiwan this September to address the issue of global warming, Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Tien Chiu-chin said yesterday. Tien, who invited Gore to visit Taiwan to promote awareness on global warming, told reporters yesterday that she received an e-mail from the Harry Walker Agency, which has the exclusive right to arrange Gore’s speeches, saying that Gore had canceled all his scheduled events in the next six months. The visit to Taiwan had been postponed to next year, she added. Tien said the reason for the cancelation was that Gore was considering a presidential bid.

I’ll be honest…I’m not sure my stomach will be able to take Hillary, (who 50% of the voters say they would never vote for), Silky Pony (who Allahpundit calls the sleaziest candidate), and Algore (ugh, keep reading), all in one Primary. There’s gonna be so much bull to wade through the pundits are going to have to wear boots up to their armpits.

Not that Al Gore hasn’t been annoying enough with all the Global Warming B.S., he actually outdoes himself when speaking of the Bush administration, and foreign policy.

David Horowitz has an excellent article at Front Page called Why We Went To War In Iraq, where he revisits all the same tired, and profoundly retarded arguments we’ve all seen from trolls about the case for the war, WMD’s, The “16 words” Bush used in the State of the Union Address, etc. etc.etc, ad nauseam. Only this time he is addressing the arguments of a highly cynical, arrogant, and malicious Algore, that he makes in his book, The Assault On Reason, not some anonymous, submoronic troll pounding on a computer from his parent’s basement.

A taste:

According to Gore, the sending of American troops to Iraq was an imperial aggression, orchestrated by the president and his advisors who manipulated the evidence, deceived the people, and ignored the UN to carry out their malign intent: “The pursuit of ‘dominance’ in foreign policy led the Bush administration to ignore the United Nations,” writes Gore, showing his utter contempt for the facts. What Bush actually ignored was the French, who built Saddam’s nuclear reactor, collaborated with Saddam’s theft of the “Oil for Food” billions, and threatened to veto any attempt to enforce international law or the UN ultimatum. Bush also ignored the Russians, who supplied two-thirds of Saddam’s weapons, helped him sabotage the UN sanctions, and refused to enforce the UN ultimatum. What Bush did not ignore were the 17 UN resolutions designed to keep the Middle East peace and protect the world from the consequences of its failure. Al Gore did that.

Please read the entire article for old time sake, simply for the enjoyment of seeing these arguments eviscerated so handily, (although sadly, most assuredly not for the last time).

Commenter Posted: “London Shall Be Bombed” On Forum

CBS News found the posting on the “al Hesbah” chat room.
Al-Hazeen’s message begins: “In the name of God, the most compassionate, the most merciful. Is Britain Longing for al Qaeda’s bombings?”

We say to Britain: The Emir of al Qaeda, Sheikh Osama, has once threatened you, and he carried out his threats. Today I say: Rejoice, by Allah, London shall be bombed.

CBS goes on to report:

Speaking at a news conference Friday after the bomb scare in central London, the Metropolitan Police force’s Counter-Terrorism Commander Peter Clarke said that officials had “no indication that we were going to be attacked this way”.

Our Intelligence agencies are paying attention to these forums, aren’t they?

Because that, is what I would call a warning.


Rain Rain, Go Away…

This is getting old; it’s our third day of rain.

Yesterday, I took my three youngest to an indoor park for about three hours. Today, the munchkin’s “to do list” is comprised of:

1. Toys R Us

2. Mall

Please God????

UPDATE: 

Q: What do kids do when they’re stuck     indoors all day?

A: They play dress up and make forts out of blankets. That’s what they do.

Soldier Does Mean Harry Caray Impression In Iraq

Well, this is one way to blow off steam, I guess.

FYI:

Dave In Texas says these guys are part of the 3rd Infantry Division.

Cuffy Meigs has this video side by side with the original Harry Caray SNL sketch.

Hat tip to my 11 year old, Becky.

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