Video:3 Things You Should Know About Islam

Spread this video around…too many people remain ignorant as a result of political correctness.

Imo, taqiyya has been  deployed quite liberally in the Ground Zero Mosque debate.

Hat tip: Moonbattery

Video: Greg Gutfeld Pitches His Ground Zero Gay Bar Idea To Glenn Beck

video via Townhall.

The entire Twitter back and forth between Gutfeld and Mosque organizers, Park51, is  here.

But this right here says it all:

@park51 Hey, how do you feel about my gay Muslim bar set to be built near the Mosque? Do you embrace in name of tolerance?

Park51, apparently oblivious to the glaring hypocrisy, responded:

@greggutfeld You’re free to open whatever you like. If you won’t consider the sensibilities of Muslims, you’re not going to build dialog

These people are slimy hypocrites,  and not very bright ones at that.

Doug Ross has the Top 30 Gaybar Names.

iOWNTHEWORLD has a contest going on over at their place. 439 submissions, thus far.

Atlas goes to the belly of the beast: MSNBC: Pamela Geller on the Ground Zero Bus Ads (Watch the video).

Pamela’s also organizing a protest rally: If you Build it, They Will Come

This is amazing………… look at what Americans are doing to get to our 911 demonstration against the Ground Zero mega mosque on September 11th at 2pm at Park Place between Church and West Broadway.

Join the largest Caravan in America coming cross-country to 9-11 Rally!

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The NY Post: An odd envoy

It’s not sufficiently divisive, apparently, that a controversial imam wants to erect a mosque near Ground Zero; now the Obama folks have him conducting “outreach” to Arab countries on behalf of the United States — and on the taxpayers’ dime, no less.

Can anything be more ill-considered?

As Claudia Rosett first reported at

Forbes.com, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is headed to the Arab world for a month-long “outreach” tour, courtesy of the State Department. His wife, Daisy Khan, is to make a similar trip.

Just what they’ll be doing — their scheduled stops include Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain and Qatar — remains a bit of a mystery.

Has Bob heard about this, yet? Because I’m not sure his blood pressure can take much more.

A good, comprehensive piece on the Cordoba Initiative at RedState: The Ground Zero Mosque and The Obama Administration

Atlas Shrugs: NY Governor Stands Up for the Fallen: Paterson Suggests Alternative Site For Controversial Ground Zero Mega Mosque

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Obama Still Using Campaign Logo At Speaking Events

Matt Lewis captured the following screen shot from Dallas TV station WFAA:

While nobody is accusing Obama of crossing legal lines, the Republican Party of Texas is questioning the decision to include campaign logos at an official presidential policy speech.

“It’s one thing for the President to carry his campaign logo forward into the transition to the presidency,” says Texas GOP spokesman Bryan Preston, “but quite another for him to carry it to official functions and policy events 18 months after he has been in office.”

“The appearance of this logo on signage for an official presidential event – not a fundraiser, but a presidential policy speech – shows just how confused this entire administration is about what’s appropriate and what is not. What next, are they planning to paint the Obama campaign logo on Air Force One?”

Do you think maybe he’s trying to revive the old magic?

Judging from the apron full of Obama pins this woman wore to Obama’s speech in Austin, Obama worship is still alive and well.

Hat tip: iOWNTHEWORLD

On a related note, here’s an excellent piece by Slublog at AoSHQ about Obama’s endless campaign of partisan attacks:

As much as he’s tried to create one, Obama has no Gingrich. The GOP leadership may irritate us at times, but they do manage to come across mostly as affable, well-meaning public servants to the average voter. One of Obama’s most visible GOP opponents is Rep. Paul Ryan, whose soft-spoken voice of fiscal sanity is a marked contrast to Obama’s partisan bomb-throwing.

In addition, Obama doesn’t have Clinton’s ability to charm a crowd. Or if he does, he doesn’t communicate it well. He’s a Frankenstein monster made up of the preachy sanctimoniousness of Al Gore, the elite snobbery of John Kerry and the ultra-partisanship of Nancy Pelosi. A perfect storm of economic chaos, media cheerleading and an awful GOP presidential candidate made Obama’s election possible. That storm has passed, and in its wake, the true nature of our president is starting to become evident.

Not to get too psychoanalyz-ey, but for all of the “no drama Obama” hype we heard during the campaign, it’s pretty clear to me that the president isn’t comfortable in his own skin, because who he pretends to be and who he really is are not the same person. What he presented during the 2008 campaign was all construct and he’s constantly engaged in an internal struggle. On the one hand, he wants to recapture the spirit of 2008 and live up to that construct, but on the other, he wants to be himself. In the past year and a half, the American people have caught glimpses of who he really is and it’s not pretty.

Obama has at times revealed himself to be petty, whiny and generally unlikeable. I think a lot of those who voted for him have seen the mask slip, which is why he is not likely to get those voters back. People can forgive bad policy decisions, but they’re less likely to forgive betrayal. In some ways, Obama is unlike any president in the modern era. Americans expect candidates to fib on the campaign trail, but few are revealed to be completely fictional creations.

Read it in full.

Yes. “No Drama Obama” was a complete fabrication. What we have in Obama is a hyper-partisan far left-wing ideologue who isn’t above using lies, deceit,  and thug tactics to get what he wants. What we have been witnessing for a year and a half is not only unPresidential, it’s a soft form of tyranny.

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The Summer of Our Discontent

The “summer of recovery” should be renamed “the summer of our discontent” because it seems like almost nobody is happy. As hard as the Obama team has tried to convince everyone that everything is going swimmingly, the sad reality keeps rearing its ugly head:

You know you’re in the summer of recovery when both the Wall Street Journal runs editorials titled “It isn’t working” and “Why I’m not hiring” and the New York Time’s front page story is “U.S. Lost 131,000 Jobs as Governments Cut Back“.  Listening to the White House and then analyzing economic data is like participating in an episode of the Twilight Zone. In the Time’s article we also learn;

“The Labor Department greatly revised its headline number for June, widening the job loss figure for that month to 221,000 jobs, from 125,000. Private sector hiring in June, originally reported at 83,000, was lowered to 31,000″

The people that are supposed to keep track of the number of jobs created from month to month got the number of private sector jobs wrong by 168 percent last month.  So the “it’s getting better” number that was reported in June was actually much worse.   With example after example of this type of incompetence, is it any wonder that polls show that American’s don’t trust their government?

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At a time when expect our government to be encouraging companies to hire, President Obama’s policies do the opposite.  From the coming tax increases to President Obama’s recently signed health care legislation, each policy increases the already high costs associated with adding a new employee.  It costs a NJ company $74,000 to put $44,000 in an employee’s pocket, and so companies in that position aren’t going to hire.  What happens when taxes go up significantly next year?  More companies will be doing more with less because they have to and President Obama’s policies have ensured that.  How’s that summer of recovery working out for you?  For more and more people it isn’t, and a majority of Americans are placing the blame squarely in President Obama’s lap.

What does our President have to say about all of this? The world according President Obama proclaims that it is all George W. Bush’s fault.  This continual demagoguery might rev up the base, but it’s losing independents in droves. It’s also backfiring.

No wonder the President is getting so bored with it all…According to The Washington Prowler:

….there is a mounting whispering campaign in Washington about the current President’s disenchantment with the job he currently holds. “You hear it a lot from White House staff,” says a Democrat lobbyist in the financial services sector, who worked on the Obama transition team. “The President is tired of dealing or bored with all the B.S., or that things haven’t broken the way he wanted and it’s not shaping up to be the job that he thought it was going to be. The way some of them talk they make the President sound like a recent college graduate unhappy with his first job stuck in the mailroom.”

Apparently the entire White House is seriously displeased with events as they have unfolded:

[Todd] Purdum spends a day inside the West Wing and talks to Obama’s top aides, who tell him about the challenges of playing the Beltway game, ugly as it has become, even as their boss insists they find a way to transcend it.

“There’s a relentlessness to this that’s unlike anything else, especially when you come into office in a time of crisis,” says Obama senior adviser David Axelrod. “We did not exactly ease into the tub. The world is so much smaller, and events reverberate much more quickly, and one person can create an event so quickly from one computer terminal.”

Larry Summers, who served as Clinton’s Treasury secretary for the last 18 months of his term, says, “It used to be there was a kind of rhythm to the day” with the tempo picking up after the markets closed and as newspaper deadlines approached, between four and seven P.M. “That’s gone.” And, according to Rahm Emanuel, C.I.A. director Leon Panetta thinks “it’s a huge problem” that Washington runs at such “a highly caffeinated speed.”

Emanuel calls it “F***nutsville,” and Valerie Jarrett says she looks back wistfully to a time when credible people could put a stamp of reliability on information and opinion: “Walter Cronkite would get on and say the truth, and people believed the media,” she says.

etc…

Peter Wehner is having none of it, (nor am I):

Life in the White House is challenging; anyone who has worked there can testify to that. And Washington, D.C., is certainly an imperfect city, as all are. But the impression Team Obama is trying to create — that no group has ever faced more challenges, more difficulties, or more hardships — is silly and somewhat pathetic. Politics is the worthiest ambition, wrote John Buchan (the author of JFK’s favorite book, Pilgrim’s Way); it is the greatest and most honorable adventure.

If Obama and his aides don’t see that or anything like that — if they view politics and governing only through a lens tinted by bitterness, frustration, and resentment — then it is time for them to step aside. If not, then they should man up. Self-pity is a terribly unattractive quality.

Of course, their discontent is nothing compared to the rest of our’s, as Tony Blankley aptly notes:

A foul and dangerous brew is heating up that is composed of: (1) The economic collapse that started in 2008; (2) the radical, “fundamentally transforming” left-wing agenda of the government; and, (3) the thwarting of the public will – with glee – by the entrenched, non-elected powers (in the courts, media, colleges and government bureaucracies) as they get into the face and under the skin of the cultural and political majority.

It is insufferable (and will not long be suffered) to be lectured to and imposed upon by a ruling class that loathes our nation’s history, values and accomplishments; by those who are not, in fact, our genuine betters. They are neither better educated nor more profoundly morally versed.

In fact, they are our intellectual and moral inferiors – not superiors. Constantly grinning Supreme CourtJustice Elena Kagan didn’t think the Declaration of Independence’s proclamation that human beings “are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights” should in any way affect her understanding of our constitutional rights – presumably, if any.

Obama’s base should be happy, right? After all, he’s been so incredibly successful in transforming the country into the Socialist Utopia they all dream about. But no. As poor Robert Gibbs bitterly snarks, “They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president”:

The White House is simmering with anger at criticism from liberals who say President Obama is more concerned with deal-making than ideological purity.

During an interview with The Hill in his West Wing office, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs blasted liberal naysayers, whom he said would never regard anything the president did as good enough.

I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s crazy.”
The press secretary dismissed the “professional left” in terms very similar to those used by their opponents on the ideological right, saying, “They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality.”

Of those who complain that Obama caved to centrists on issues such as healthcare reform, Gibbs said: “They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was President”.

Jeez, I understand the Bush-bashing, but why drag poor Dennis Kucinich into this?

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The predictable result of all this discontent in/with Washington:

Big Government: The Rats Begin Leaving Obama’s Sinking Ship

Neither Orszag nor Romer is a fool. They were party to a con, and they surely knew it.

They presumed that the economy would bounce back as it usually does after a recession, and they went along with Rahm Emanuel’s strategy of exploiting the crisis lest it “go to waste.” In the process, they did what they were told and said what they had to. They endorsed and defended policies that, as economists, they knew were unsustainable; and they have left us holding the bag. The recovery has stalled; unemployment is at least 35% higher than Romer predicted it would be at this stage; and the deficits stemming from the so-called “stimulus bill” that these two piously praised as necessary for the recovery now threaten its continuance.

I doubt that Barack Obama cares one whit. His aim was the transformation of a country that he sincerely hates, and Orszag and Romer have loyally served his purpose – as Geithner and Summers still do. There will, I suspect, be a political reckoning for all of this profligacy, and its first harbinger will present itself on the first Tuesday in November. You can fool Americans for a time – but not for long.

Ace Of Spades HQ: Income Falls In Almost All Cities, Except For Three — Including Washington DC

Washington DC’s in the business of government, and business is good, baby.

The other two cities only grew in income due to government salaries, too:

Among the 52 MSAs with a population of one million or more, only three had an increase in both net earnings and personal income in 2009 (Washington, D.C.; San Antonio, Texas; and Virginia Beach, Virginia). The biggest gains in compensation in these three MSAs were in the federal government (civilian and military combined). Private sector compensation declined in these three MSAs.

Link this to Christienomics and you’re cooking with gas.

Is anyone noticing this? I mean, I know you are; I mean other people.

Yes,  people are noticing.

The Blog Professor: Dems gone wild: Kansas City mayor pro tem Bill Skaggs assaults videographer

Yet another Dem Pol loses his cool.

*Images spotted at Doug Ross@Journal, and Instapundit.

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!

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