Thursday, March 24, 2011

Democrat Proposes Toilet Paper Tax.

See: Suttle unrolls toilet paper tax

Raising taxes is how Democrats think that their spending problem can be solved.

Suttle has proposed a 10 cent federal tax on every roll of toilet paper.

Mayor Jim Suttle is a Democrat. His Party affiliation is not mentioned in the article about his toilet-paper tax. Funny how that works.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Barack Obama, Molotov cocktails and rubber bullets

in Rio . . .

See: Rubber Bullets Fly at Anti-Obama Protest In Rio

A molotov cocktail was launched in front of the US consulate in Rio de Janeiro late Friday in protest of the arrival of President Barack Obama, the O Globo newspaper in Rio reported. Military police reacted by firing rubber bullets into the gathering of 200 at around 18:30 local time. A CBN news reporter suffered a minor injury from the shots and traffic was blocked.

It was supposed to be a grand tour of Latin America. Brazil, Chile and El Salvador were to be backdrops for showcasing Obama's popularity, allowing him to be pictured with adoring crowds and given positive press.

Obama should at least be glad that the Rio protesters were not allowed within spitting range.

See Also:
Obama takes in Rio with Libya on his mind

Obama cancels public speech in Rio square: embassy

Obama's Brazil presser scrubbed

Chile protesters want Obama to apologize for CIA encouragement of Pinochet dictatorship

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Remember Kosovo?

See: Arid Uka’s Gratitude

Remember Kosovo? Me neither. But it was big at the time, launched by Bill Clinton in the wake of his Monica difficulties: Make war, not love, as the boomers advise. So Clinton did — and without any pesky U.N. resolutions, or even the pretense of seeking them. Instead, he and Tony Blair and even Jacques Chirac just cried “Bombs away!” and got on with it. And the Left didn’t mind at all — because, for a modern Western nation, war is only legitimate if you have no conceivable national interest in whatever war you’re waging. Unlike Iraq and all its supposed “blood for oil,” in Kosovo no one remembers why we went in, what the hell the point of it was, or which side were the good guys. (Answer: Neither.) The principal rationale advanced by Clinton and Blair was that there was no rationale. This was what they called “liberal interventionism,” which boils down to: The fact that we have no reason to get into it justifies our getting into it.

Mark Steyn on Arid Uka, the Muslim terrorist that murdered two US Airmen in Germany this week.

It is worth a read.

[Update 11:49]

Correspondence Committee linked to the Mark Steyn Article today as well. The comments at C2 are often top notch. Take a look.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Facebook Jihad

It appears that Arid Uka, the Jihadi that shot US Military personal in a German Airport had a facebook page.

See: The Radical Islamist Roots of the Frankfurt Attack

A fair number of his 125 Facebook friends would also seem to be sympathetic to radical Islamism. Anti-Semitic, anti-American and anti-Shiite comments are plentiful on both Arid U.'s Facebook page and those of his friends.

Some of the connections, however, are of particular interest to investigators, especially those with well-known figures in the Islamist scene. "He seems to have belonged to an unstructured militant-Salafist environment," said a source familiar with the investigation

Social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter add a new dimension to media reports about modern terrorist, especially if they have access to the Internet. Raw data about the perpetrator(s) will be available to many people almost instantly without it being filtered by big media journalist and editors.

It will be more difficult for the big media and various governments to hide details about terror suspect. It won't take days or months to find information on the background and worldview of a terrorist. People will be able to just go to the suspect's facebook page and read it direct from there.

They can even see the suspect and event discussed by people who knew him on twitter, much as we saw with Jared Loughner.

Interesting times.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sudden Jihad Syndrome in Germany?

See: Gunman Shouting 'Allah Akbar' Kills 2 US Airmen in Germany

When he opened fire, the gunman shouted "Allah Akbar," according to sources. He fired nine times, killling two and critically wounding two others before the gun jammed and he was subdued by other passengers. While being wrestled into submission, the suspect shouted either "Jihad Jihad" or "Allah Akbar," sources said.

See also: Shooting at Germany Airport Kills 2 U.S. Airmen

A man whose office is near the site of the shooting said it was an area where buses load arriving passengers. Speaking on condition of anonymity to protect his business, he said witnesses told him that the gunman first talked to the military personnel to find out who they were and then opened fire, shouting “God is great” in Arabic.

The gunman, Arif Uka, is a Kosavar from the town of Mitrovica

Were the Americans on this bus specifically targeted, or were they just targets of opportunity? Arif Uka had a gun at an airport. That suggest that something was planed, even if the particulars and details were not. An airport is a likely place to find Americans. His plan, if he had much of a plan at all, may have been to go to an airport, listen and watch for a large group of Americans - and then shoot them.

Terror does not have to be well planed or planed in much detail. It just requires the will to carry it out.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Will Environmentalist Precipitate A Nuclear War?

It sounds like a crazy question – until you read this:

Small Nuclear War Could Reverse Global Warming for Years (February 22, 2011 – National Geographic News)

That is all that we need.

The world is on the freaking brink as it is without a bunch of eco-wackos thinking that a nice little nuclear war will turn the planet into a garden of eden.

Uhm . . .

Try and get this through your heads eco-wacko-dudes. Nuclear war is bad. Even small nuclear wars are bad. Really bad. You don't want one. not even an itty-bitty tiny-weensy one.

Nuclear war is bad even if some idiot scientists think it will help the environment, which it won't.

“Nah” you say? “Nobody would be so crazy as to think that something so extreme would be a good idea.”

See: Environmental Militant Killed by Police at Discovery Channel Headquarters

From James Lee's Manifesto
“Saving the Planet means saving what's left of the non-human Wildlife by decreasing the Human population. That means stopping the human race from breeding anymore disgusting human babies!

Now imagine a James Lee out there, sitting down to a cup of caffe mocha in his favorite little coffee bar in some ordinary part of the world, reading an article in the National Geographic about how to reverse Global Warming. Think about more than one James Lee. Think about maybe one or two hundred such like minds. It doesn't have to be millions, or thousands, or really even hundreds of James Lees. It only requires a few determined minds with a goal and a mission from Gaia to save the planet.

A crazy lunatic Army of the Twelve Monkeys and a determined Dr. Peters could do some real harm.