Happy New Year

For your listening pleasure, The Irish Auld Lang syne:

AULD LANG SYNE

Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot and days of auld lang syne
For auld land syne, my dear, for auld lang syne
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet for auld syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp! And surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne.
We twa hae run about the braes and pu’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary foot, sin auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl’d I’ the burn, frae mornin’ sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d, sin auld lang syne.
And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere! And gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught, for auld lang syne.

Christmas Jogger Arrested After He Compliments Dog

Okay….there’s a little more to the story….

On the afternoon of Dec. 25, a man, his wife and the man’s 11-year-old daughter were walking their dog along Harbor Boulevard in Destin when they encountered Roy Ronald Rowell, Jr., the arrest report says.

As they passed, Rowell said, “Nice dog.”

That’s when the father noticed that Rowell’s genitals were hanging out of a hole ripped out of the crotch of his jogging pants, according to the report.

The father asked Rowell if he was “for real.” Rowell then “grabbed his genitals and said, ‘Yea, nice dog.’

That would be when dad called the cops. Incredibly, the guy wasn’t finished, and would continue flashing even the police:

When the deputy asked Rowell to explain himself, he exposed himself to the officer. After he was read his rights, Rowell said he hadn’t meant to expose himself to the family. He also stated he did not understand why they were looking at him, the report states.

However, as he was being questioned, Rowell exposed his genitals several more times. He was asked repeatedly to close his legs.

That is one seriously messed up muchacho.

Hat tip: Crime Scene KC

Political Wall Calendars

Okay, really. Who buys these?

I just got this offer via email from Newsmax for the Sarah Palin 2009 Calendar:

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There are probably too many Obama calendars to count, but here’s one I found:

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This is grotesque:

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And this doesn’t even make sense…I mean…the election’s over:

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I can’t believe there’s a market for these.

Aww…Uncle Jay Explains The News: Year-End Edition

Minor quibble: She only borrowed the clothes.

Hat tip: Lucianne

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So What’s With All Of These Glamour-Boy Shots Of Obama?

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Never-mind the embarrassing, sycophantic drooling of many reporters in the MSM. Why does Obama allow himself to be photographed like this? Bill O’Reilly asked this question on his t.v. show,  Monday night:

George W. Bush, a man who is every bit as enthusiastic about exercise as Obama (although Bush’s exercise regime was derided by the media), has always managed to keep his shirt on in public. Ronald Reagan wouldn’t have been caught dead without his shirt on in public.

It almost seems designed to encourage the “cult of personality” weirdness we keep hearing about:

Here is what Wikipedia says about Cult of Personality:
“A cult of personality or personality cult arises when a country’s leader uses mass media to create a heroic public image through unquestioning flattery and praise. Cults of personality are often found in dictatorships but can be found in some democracies.

“A cult of personality is similar to general hero worship except that it is created specifically for political leaders. However, the term may be applied by analogy to refer to adulation of non-political leaders.”

Some other examples of “cult of personality”:

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A valiant effort which fooled no one.

2008 Mugshots Of The Year

The Smoking Gun has their 20 best mugshots from 2008 up. Among the usual dangerous and disturbed wackos, are the inevitable silly goobers who somehow managed to get themselves into a heap-o-trouble. My favorite, The Mad Cow:

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The back-story:

Meet Michele Allen. The Ohio woman, 32, was arrested Saturday night after she got liquored up and began chasing kids and blocking traffic in her Middletown neighborhood. Allen was wearing a cow costume at the time of her arrest, as can be seen in the below mug shots (one of which includes a clear shot of Allen’s udder). A police report does not indicate why she was so dressed. Allen pleaded guilty yesterday to disorderly conduct and sentenced to a month in the local lockup.

Hat tip: My Blog awards nemesis Exurban League, ( I was doing a little opposition research)…check them out for more 2008 “best of”  lists.

Uggghhh: Obama Soap-On-A-Rope

Or Dope-on-a-rope as Moonbattery calls it:

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Not sure this was a good idea….

The  product website gushes:

What we’ve all been waiting for — a little hope, and Barack’s the man for the job. We made him purple, because we here at dugshop feel that he’s a true uniter, there are no red or blue states, we’re all purple.

These people are delusional.

Previous Obamuninst Cult items, noted at Nice Deb:

A New Addition To The Holy Family

Obama Soda Now???

Arrrrrghhh!!!

This Week’s Creepy Obama Cult Product

Oh Goodie! Just In Time For Christmas

Gift Giving Opportunities For The Upcoming Obama National Holiday

Narcissism Alert: Obama Has His Own Channel

Speaking Of Hubris….

Weblog Awards Finalists Announced

Some finalists of note, (from the Weblog Award Finalist Page):

Best Blog

Hot Air
Daily Kos
Huffington Post
Gawker
Ben Smith – Politico
The Consumerist
Andrew Sullivan
Comment is free…
Boing Boing
Threat Level Wired Blogs
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Who even ARE some of those??? Hot Air has a good chance because it’s the only good choice for conservatives that I can see.

Best Individual Blogger

Amanda Hill – Shamelessly Sassy
Vilmar – The Urban Grind
field negro
The Anchoress – The Anchoress
Lindsay Beyerstein – Majikthise
Rachel Lucas
Melissa Clouthier
Jules Crittenden
Jo – Southern Sass on Crime
Driftglass
***
Some good ones to choose from in there….

Best Conservative Blog

Victor Davis Hanson
RedState
Ace of Spades
Power Line
Eject, Eject, Eject!
Plumb Bob Blog
Michelle Malkin
American Thinker
Blue Collar Muse
small dead animals
Little Green Footballs
Right Wing Nut House
The Next Right
Atlas Shrugs
***
Some good ones in there, too, but we morons have to stick together. And where’s Gateway Pundit???

Best Military Blog

From My Position… on the way!
The War on Big Tobacco
Blackfive
Michael Yon
This Ain’t Hell
One Marine’s View
Op For
Army of Dude
Milblogging,com
Knee Deep in the Hooah!
***
Again…lots of good ones! This Ain’t Hell is in the Moronosphere, I believe.

Best Very Large Blog (Authority between 501 and 1,000)

Indecision 2008
Pandagon
The Washington Note
Right Wing News
Patterico’s Pontifications
Bitch PHD
protein wisdom
Ross Douthat
The Blogess
Jesus General (?!)
***
Jesus General? You’ve GOT to be kidding me. I remember when that asshat used to troll AoSHQ.

Best Large Blog (Authority between 301 and 500)

Add to any feed reader Sister Toldjah
Add to any feed reader DeSmogBlog
Add to any feed reader Miss Cellania
Add to any feed reader JammieWearingFool
Add to any feed reader Bloggasm
Add to any feed reader skippy the bush kangaroo
Add to any feed reader The Agonist
Add to any feed reader Fafblog
Add to any feed reader Mombian: Sustenance for Lesbian Moms
Add to any feed reader Whatever

Most of them, I’ve never heard of.  JWF, and Sister Toldjah are both good. (Looks like the Weblog people are starting to add the links).

Best Midsize Blog (Authority between 201 and 300)

Zomblog
Betsy’s Page
The Sideshow
Israel Matzav
Argghhh!
Rod 2.0
At Largely
Scholars And Rogues
Suburban Guerilla
Hoyden About Town
***
AHEMMMMM:

Best Small Blog (Authority between 101 and 200)

Chatting at the Sky
A Blog for All
Exurbanleague
Pirate’s Cove
Nice Deb
Mutiny.in
The Glittering Eye
Woman Honor Thyself
Rumproast
Black Women, Blow The Trumpet
***
There’s really only ONE choice, here.

Best Up And Coming Blog (Authority between 51 and 100)

Simply Left Behind
If Mom Says OK
The Stupid Shall Be Punished
Daled Amos
McClatchy Watch
Savage Politics
The Sundries Shack
The Colossus of Rhodey
Connecting the Dots
Phoenix Arizona East Valley Living
***
I’ll have to do some research on this one…

Best Hidden Gem (Authority between 0 and 50)

Hip Young Thing
Zuky
The Pajama Pundit
Susan Katz Keating
Dizzying Intellect
Science Text
The Communist Dance Party
Deadenders
The Median Sib
Oh Gosh
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Go pay her a visit, and say a prayer for her little granddaughter, Lily, who has recently been diagnosed with leukemia.
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Congratulations to all, and may the best blogs win.

Moonbats Head For Gaza In Yacht

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In defiance of an Israeli blockade, a group of international activists are sending  a yacht filled with medical supplies to Gaza from Cyprus.

Free Gaza Group spokeswoman Caoimhe Butterly said their 20-meter yacht Dignity would leave Larnaca port around 5 p.m. (1400GMT) Monday with 3.5 tons of donated supplies.

She said the yacht would carry 16 passengers, including former US Congresswoman Cynthia Mckinney, Cypriot lawmaker and doctor Eleni Theocharous and activists from Britain, Australia, Ireland and Tunisia.

I think humanitarian efforts are always nice, but where was this bunch when Hamas was targeting civilians in Israel, and gloating about it?:

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

UPDATE:

Wiserbud informs me that the Israelis had different plans for our heroes:

A boat carrying international peace activists and medical supplies to the embattled Gaza Strip sailed into a Lebanese port on Tuesday — after being turned back and damaged by the Israeli navy, organizers of the trip said.

Oh dear.

A small crowd on the docks in the southern Lebanese port city of Tyre, including fishermen, cheered welcoming the vessel, called SS Dignity, and some flashed the victory sign.

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said the boat had ignored an Israeli radio order to turn back early Tuesday.

Palmor says the boat tried to outmaneuver an Israeli navy ship and crashed into it, lightly damaging both vessels. The navy then escorted the boat out into the territorial waters of Cyprus.

Cynthia McKinney’s account deviates significantly from the Israeli Navy’s:

“We were prevented from entering Gaza … by Israeli patrol boats that tracked us for about 30 minutes. They shone their spotlight on us and then all of a sudden they rammed us approximately three times, twice in the front and once in the side,” said former U.S. Representative Cynthia McKinney who was aboard the boat.

“Communications from the Israelis indicated that we were involved in terrorist activities … I presume that’s why they rammed our boat,” she added.

Hmmmmm.

CNN Video:

Yesssss. By all means, President Elect Obama: Say something…do something.

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Hamas Legalizes Crucifixion

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Isn’t that special? Just in time for Christmas, too:

Both Iran and its Hamas proxy in Gaza have been busy this Christmas week showing Christendom just what they think of it. But no one seemed to have noticed.

On Tuesday Hamas legislators marked the Christmas season by passing a Sharia criminal code for the Palestinian Authority. Among other things, the code legalizes crucifixion.

Even the Grinch, at his worst, wasn’t that bad. And Obama wants to negotiate with these people?

Is there any reason why a sane Gaza Christian wouldn’t want to just get the freak out of there, at this point? I realize that Gaza has a rich Christian history, but so do many other places that are no longer occupied by Christians, (for the reasons you suspect). When they bring back crucifixion…that’s when I say, “Hasta la vista, baby”.

Hamas’s endorsement of nailing enemies of Islam to crosses came at the same time as it renewed its jihad. Here too, Hamas wanted to make sure that Christians didn’t get neglected as its fighters launched missiles at Jewish day care centers and schools. So on Wednesday Hamas lobbed a mortar at Erez crossing point into Israel just as a group of Gazan Christians were standing on line waiting to travel to Bethlehem for Christmas.

What do you want to bet, many of the Gaza Christians who made it to Bethlehem, won’t be returning?

While Hamas joyously renewed its jihad against Jews and Christians, its overlords in Iran also basked in jihadist triumphalism. The source of Iran’s sense of ascendancy this week was Britain’s state-owned Channel 4 network’s decision to request that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad give a special Christmas Day address to the British people. Ahmadinejad’s speech was supposed to be a response to Queen Elizabeth II’s traditional Christmas Day address to her subjects. That is, Channel 4 presented his message as a reasonable counterpoint to the Christmas greetings of the head of the Church of England.

Channel 4 justified its move by proclaiming that it was providing a public service. As a Channel 4 spokesman told the Jerusalem Post, “We’re offering [Ahmadinejad] the chance to speak for himself, which people in the West don’t often get the chance to see.”

Sickening. I’m still reeling from Britain’s state owned station  (encouraging?) this travesty. Since when does a simple Christmas message require an official response? The UK is becoming a nation of Dhimmis.

I wonder if, with Obama at our nation’s helm, we will too.

Hat tip: The Jawa Report, (taking solace in the fact that, currently, Hamas is getting their asses pounded heavily by the IDF – no time for crucifying at the moment).

Related:

Can anyone guess how America’s leading moonbats  are reacting to the Israeli bombing attacks on Hamas? Doug Ross and American Power waded through some thick sludge in the feverswamps of the leftwing blogosphere to discover that *surprise!* supporting  murderous, Jew hating, Islamofascist crucifixion enthusiasts is now the correct, “progressive” position.

Obama’s been rather quiet, thus far, on the Israeli attacks. I wonder if he’s been in touch with any of his 500 foreign advisers yet, to tell him what he should say.

I suspect the left is waiting with bated breath for Obama to condemn Israel for what they deem is ” another outrageously disproportionate response”. I further suspect that Obama agrees with that assessment, but is not sure it would be politically expedient to articulate that.

Unfortunately, the LA Times is still sitting on the videotape that would shed some light on Obama’s true feelings  about the situation.


Obama’s Churches

Barack Obama chose to hold a memorial service December 23 for his late grandmother Madelyn “Toot” Dunham at Honolulu’s First Unitarian Church, which harkens back to his leftist religious upbringing.

Andrew Walden of The American Thinker wrote a great piece reminding us of Obama’s journey from the lefty, mushy Unitarian agnosticism of his youth, to the  anti-white, and anti-American church of his Chicago community organizer days, to his current choice of the pro-life, and anti-gay marriage Pastor Rick Warren of Orange County’s Saddleback megachurch to lead the invocation at his inauguration.

What is First Unitarian Church?  Their website describes counter-recruitment efforts intended for “deconstructing the myth” … “used in propaganda for the military (as with ads for Marine recruitment).”Another set of clues come from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin February 8, 2003 description of First Unitarian’s 2003 golden anniversary celebration — complete with “Liberal Religion for 50 Years” T-shirts.  The Star-Bulletin explains:”The bumper stickers on cars outside the church gave an insight into its members’ beliefs: ‘No War.’ ‘If you want peace, work for justice.’ ‘An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.’
Activism for peace and human rights causes has characterized the congregation of the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu since it was organized 50 years ago. Members were instrumental in founding the League of Women Voters and activating a local branch of the American Civil Liberties Union. It offered sanctuary to servicemen who went AWOL to avoid being sent to Vietnam. It helped launch the Save Our Constitution effort to fight the constitutional amendment on same-sex marriages. And just recently, the church sponsored a Death with Dignity poll that collected a 72 percent response in favor of end-of-life legislation….

In Seattle, Obama’s grandparents attended “The little red church on the hill”

The Chicago Tribune mentions a description of the Dunham’s chosen church as “The Little Red Church on the Hill”.  According to its own website, East Shore Unitarian Church got that name because of, “Well-publicized debates and forums on such controversial subjects as the admission of ‘Red China’ to the United Nations….”  Mercer Island’s John Stenhouse, according to his 2000 obituary, once served as church president possibly contributing to the ‘red’ label.
The Dunhams moved to Honolulu in 1960 after Ann graduated and quickly became friends with leftists such as now-Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) and Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis.  Obama’s mother-to-be enrolled at the University of Hawaii and soon met Barack Obama Sr. in a Russian language class.  She would remain affiliated with the University for most of her life.

The December 24, 2008 Honolulu Star-Bulletin describes the memorial for Madelyn Dunham:

“Obama did not speak to reporters at the small home that had been converted into the First Unitarian Church in Nuuanu. Aides said Obama’s half sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, and her husband, Konrad Ng, also were present….”

Konrad Ng, a Chinese-Canadian, is an associate professor at UH.  Soetoro-Ng, who also lectures at UH, was born in Indonesia in 1970, and teaches at the exclusive La Pietra–Hawaii School for Girls, across the street and four decades out of synch from the same Kapiolani Park in which Obama mentor Frank Marshall Davis described cruising for male and female sex partners in his 1968 book, “Sex Rebel: Black (memoirs of a gash gourmet)”. Continue reading.

I sure hope Pastor Warren talks some sense into that man.

Flight 93 Memorial Blogburst #52

Another stealth jihadist plants another evil hidden Islamic message

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What could be as evil as sneaking a memorial to the 9/11 terrorists onto the Flight 93 crash site? How about sneaking a hidden message of Islamic indoctrination into the soundtrack if an adorable baby doll, repeated every 30 seconds to thousands of 2-5 year old girls without parental knowledge?

If you haven’t heard it before, check out this AP video from October:

If Mattel wants to sell a doll that Muslim parents can use to brainwash their own toddlers, they need to label the doll as Islamic. Instead, Mattel has been engaged in outright cover-up for three months now, claiming that they “did a lot of tests” and found that the doll “just coos and says ‘mama’.”

Liars. If they even listened to the sound track they are fully aware that the suspicious segment is completely unlike the rest of the recording. In contrast to the inarticulate coos and burbles of the otherwise quite compelling baby sounds, the offending part is very clearly a sentence, almost staccato in its articulation.

The AP video above only contains the offending sentence itself. Here is the full sound track (five inserted indoctrinations in 2 minutes):

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How many thousands of two year old girls are right now having their hearts opened by this doll’s repeated love cries, only to have a jihadist jab in his poison needle a hundred times an hour? This is the Islam of al Qaeda: a self proclaimed religion of deceit, using deceit to snake its tendrils around the most vulnerable members of our society.

Release the uncompressed audio file

Mattel’s claim that the injected sentence contains no Islamic message is just as fraudulent as its claim that there is no sentence. Here is a slowed down version of the sound-track:

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The exact intonation is either “Islam is the light,” or “Iglam is the light.” Since “iglam” is not a word, and since the full segment is clearly spoken as a sentence, the intended word has to be Islam.

Mattel says that the doll’s audio “may be imprecise or distorted” because “the original sound track is compressed.” So why don’t they release the uncompressed file?

No one is hearing things that are not there. Mattel suggests that people are being influenced by “the power of suggestion,” but we can test that hypothesis.

If people can hear whatever they want, then they should also be able to hear a superficially similar Christian message: “Aslan is the light.” Yet even in compressed form, the recording very clearly does NOT say Aslan. The vowels and consonants are distinct. Mattel is in effect denying that there is such a thing as language.

This too is very similar to the Memorial Project. Defenders of the giant Mecca-oriented crescent fantasize in the newspaper that anyone can see Mecca-oriented crescents wherever they want, if they just look for them. No. The only reason anyone can see a half-mile wide Mecca-oriented crescent in the Crescent of Embrace memorial to Flight 93 is because architect Paul Murdoch put one there.

Mattel needs to conduct a real investigation and it needs to be transparent

Why should anyone ever buy a Mattel toy again when Mattel’s response to clear evidence that their toys are being used in a plot against children is an obviously dishonest cover up? It would make a lot more sense, if they want to stay in business, to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation of how the clearly out-of-place and apparently subversive segment of the sound track got included. The forensic history is on their hard drives. Mattel should uncover the jihadist plotters in their employ, or in the employ of their sub-contractors, then refer them to the FBI and sue them for fraud.

There is even reason to think that the plot goes beyond just the sound track, and involves the entire the Cuddle and Coo doll project. According to the Muslim ex-Marine who blogs as 5-Pillar Column, Mattel’s doll is also wearing a “hijab” (used by fundamentalist Muslim women to hide their hair).

Like the Islamic symbol shapes in the Flight 93 memorial, this is something that western society is not attuned to, so we don’t notice it, but Muslims immediately do. That doll has its hair covered:

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5 Pillar speculates that it is the hijab that is causing “bigots” to take offense, but he seems to be the first one to have noticed that the doll can be seen as wearing a hijab.

Some versions of the doll show a wisp of hair, as Sharia law allows for girls, but all have the look of a proper hijab.

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Pink version, shows wisp if hair. The hijab-like hair covering remains. (From MAMA’s Label That Doll home page.)

By itself, the possible hijab would be nothing, but together with the clearly articulated message of Islamic indoctrination, it suggests that the entire Cuddle and Coo team needs to be investigated. If Mattel is not forthcoming, the recourse is obvious.

Duped parents should sue Mattel into bankruptcy

Company officers evidently think that denial is the least damaging strategy for Mattel’s reputation and profitability. They need to be proved wrong. By covering up clear evidence that its product is being used as the vehicle for a jihadist plot against the children of its customers, Mattel has opened itself to tremendous liability. If they get sued into oblivion for the harm to children that their fraudulent denials are enabling, it will let other companies know that cover-up is not a good business decision.

Mattel did stop including the suspicious portion of the sound track in new production of their “Cuddle & Coo” doll, but instead of issuing a recall of the original dolls, the company is assuring the public that the warnings of Islamic intent have been investigated and been found to be without merit. That leaves untold thousands of these assault-toys preying on the minds of toddlers whose parents have been given false assurances, which continue to this day.

Here is Mattel’s October 17th statement:

The power of suggestion has a lot to do with it. Our department did a lot of tests. It just coos and says ‘mama.’ We will not be pulling the doll.

On Christmas eve Mattel reposted a dismissive statement that earlier had been withdrawn from their website without explanation:

The Little Mommy Cuddle ‘n Coo dolls feature realistic baby sounds including cooing, giggling, and baby babble with no real sentence structure. The only scripted word the doll says is “mama.”

There is a sound that may resemble something close to the word “night, right, or light.” To avoid any potential misinterpretation, we have eliminated that segment of the sound file from future production.

Because the original sound track is compressed into a file that can be played through an inexpensive toy speaker, actual sounds may be imprecise or distorted.

We remain confident in the high quality standards of our Little Mommy Cuddle ‘n Coo dolls.

By persisting in its dishonest denials, Mattel may have sealed its legal doom. Any lied-to parents out there who want to get rich in the service of a most important cause?

The Memorial Project is also headed for legal trouble. The Mecca orientation of the giant Crescent of Embrace makes it a mihrab—the central feature around which every mosque is built—and it is unconstitutional to build a mosque as a national memorial.

Anti-vigilance

Like the memorial project, Mattel got duped by a stealth jihadist. In the middle of our ongoing hot and cold wars against Islamic supremacism, such things are going to happen. 9/11 exposed the nature of our terror war enemies: that they hide amongst us, pretending to be trustworthy friends while plotting acts of war. There is no shame in being the victim of Islamic deception.

What is inexcusable is to be willfully blind to Islamic plots once they are uncovered. Flight 93 is supposed to be the symbol of our woken vigilance, yet time and again we see this anti-spirit of Flight 93: a determined refusal to be vigilant, enabling even discovered plots to proceed.

All who have learned about the hidden Islamic messages in either the jihadist baby doll or the Flight 93 memorial, please learn about the other. Maybe together we can stop them both.

AHEM:

(Nice Deb, here.)

Ehhhh…I’m not seeing the hijab, with all due respect to Alec…..lot’s of babydolls, (and actual babies) wear caps, and cute hats, but the doll does seem to be clearly articulating “Islam is the light”. Even if it was just a coincidence,  I don’t see why Mattel doesn’t just admit it, and order a recall. Imagine the outcry if a (presumably secular) doll seemed to be saying “Jesus is the light”.

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What The Shoe-Throwers Teach Us

Maybe this is what liberals call…”a teaching moment”.

Iraqi moonbat, Muntazer al-Zaidi really started something. After his two famous throws of one shoe after the other at President Bush ( missing him both times), it seems there are many copycats out there that want to get in on the shoe-throwing action.

In Baghdad’s Shiite slum of Sadr City, thousands of supporters of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr burned American flags to protest against Bush and called for the release of al-Zeidi.

“Bush, Bush, listen well: Two shoes on your head,” the protesters chanted in unison.

In Najaf, a Shiite holy city, some protesters threw their shoes at an American patrol as it passed by. Witnesses said the American troops did not respond and continued on their patrol.

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In Gaza, 2008 was declared “The year of the shoe”.

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Code Pink, (surprising no one) took the opportunity to hold a shoe throwing event outside of the White House. Anything to get some face time on the news, I guess.


Other assorted moonbats got in on the act, as well, creating a website for like minded exhibitionists:

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A shoe throwing contest, organized by the Mohammad Rassoolollah Brigade, was held December 26th  in Tehran, after the Friday prayers:

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shoe-toss5This is how people behave right after they get through praying?

I imagine all of the people in these photos are as pleased as punch with our new President elect, because he represents change…a change from that abominable cretin Bush,  because we all hate the President so very, very much.

Or do we?

Headquarters 18th Airborne Corps Public Affairs
14 Dec 2008 Baghdad IQ:

AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq, Sept. 3, 2007:

The soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen in the audience gave the president a rousing welcome. Calls of “Hooah” came from the soldiers and “Oorah” from the Marines, many of whom have had multiple deployments to the region.

“I want to tell you this about … my decision about troop levels,” the president said. “Those decisions will be based on a calm assessment by our military commanders on the conditions on the ground – not a nervous reaction by Washington politicians to poll results in the media.”

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Obama recently visited some Marines in Hawaii:

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I believe his reception was described as, “polite”:

The diners represented seven military units — Marine and Navy — some of whom were joined by their families for Christmas dinner.

As Obama entered the room, it was absent of the regular fanfare of cheering and clapping. The diners were polite, staying seated at their respective tables and waited for the president-elect to come to them to stand up.

But….the shoe-throwers love him.

Michelle Obama Court Ordered To “Inactive Status” In 1993?

Did you know that the “distinguished lawyer”, Michelle Obama has been inactive since 1993? And that it may not have been her choice?

Michelle Obama was apparently court ordered to inactive status by the ARDC in 1993, after only four years of practicing law.  Why?

Here’s the Attorney’s Registration and Public Disciplinary Record.

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This page seems to have been scrubbed, but note that the screenshot says, No malpractice report required as attorney is on court ordered inactive status.

You can see other references to it here (last comment), here. And The Freepers had this back in October. Somehow I missed it.

The Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission is “an agency of the Illinois Supreme Court, is responsible for maintaining current records of registration and discipline information for lawyers licensed to practice in Illinois, investigating allegations of misconduct by lawyers, and prosecuting the cases where a lawyer’s misconduct suggests a threat to the public or to the integrity of the legal profession”.

I wonder what she did?

UPDATE:

The probable explanation, as offered by the legendary Wickedpinto, in the comments – Non payment of dues. In late 1992 she left her job at Sidley Austin to became an assistant to Mayor Daley and then became Executive Director for the Chicago office  of Public Allies, a community activist group.

UPDATE II:

A reader brought this to my attention, from the ARDC Website, which I believe clears things up:

Prior to November 1, 1999, former Supreme Court Rule 770 provided for a proceeding in the Court for any voluntary transfer to inactive status, whether because of some incapacitating condition or solely as a matter of the lawyer’s preference because the lawyer would not be practicing law.

The current registration rules provide a procedure for lawyers on Court-ordered inactive status under former Supreme Court Rule 770 who might wish to register.  Whatever registration status the lawyer wishes to assume (active, inactive, or retired), the lawyer must first file a motion with the Supreme Court for restoration to active status under Rule 759. The motion process is necessary to screen for those who transferred due to circumstances that require some review of present fitness, and the motions will be contested only in such cases. In all other cases, the ARDC will consent to the transfer, and when a consent is submitted, the Supreme Court typically allows the motion within a few weeks of when it is filed.

Hat tip: Atlas Shrugs

INTERESTING:

More on that fishy Obama/Resko  land deal….apparently an attorney for  Tony Rezko is listed as the owner and taxpayer for Barack Obama’s Chicago mansion. With Fitzgerald’s renewed interest in this case, things could get a little dicey for Obama, (as they should have, long before now).

Merry Christmas!

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I’m going to be busy wrapping the last few presents, dropping off gifts at friends’  houses, rehearsing for the big Christmas concert/Mass, tonight, worshiping the birth of our Lord, and stuffing stockings, for the rest of the day.

I know this is a busy time of year for most people, but if you find the time, please check out Cathouse Chat’s Carnival of Christmas 2008.

Also, for a beautiful, melancholy Christmas story, see Curmudgeon’s Corner.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas.

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