Saturday, June 30, 2007

News Flash: Bozo the Clown Drafted by the Chicago Bulls

I had the same impression as Debbie Schlussel about this bizarre moment in Thursday night's NBA draft.
Bozo the Clown Drafted by NBA
By Debbie Schlussel
In the most bizarre photo from yesterday's NBA draft, Joakim Noah-- dressed and looking like Bozo the Clown--was chosen by the Chicago Bills as the Number 9 pick overall.Noah is the son of former tennis great Yannick Noah, a Frenchman from the Cameroon, of whom I was a fan (though when my Dad took me to see him play Jimmy Connors in an exhibition match in the '80s, I rooted for both, as Connors is one of my favorite athletes of all time).
Just to be fair, I didn't like 'Bozo' when he played for Florida, of course, because they put the beat-down on our beloved Buckeyes. (At least we had two players go in the draft above him)

Join Tom Tancredo, sign a "Save America" Petition

When I think of the shamnesty bill, I'm reminded of a corny old joke:
What's the opposite of PROgress? CONgress.

We can breathe a bit easier, for a little while at least, that the shamnesty Bush/McCain/Kennedy bill was shot down. But we can't rest on our laurels. Start by signing a petition on conservative Republican Tom Tancredo's website, letting congress know how you feel.

See the petition here, on Tancredo's website.

'Fairness Doctrine' is Everything But...

Leave it to the whiney democrats/liberals/lefties to try to legislate the airwaves and force their point of view on the broadcast public again, rather then let the free market decide what gets broadcast.

From Fred Thompson's Blog:
We've been hearing threats to use the obsolete Fairness Doctrine to go after talk radio ever since the left-leaning talk radio network, Air America, failed. Ironically, I think Air America might have had a shot if its target audience hadn’t already been served so well by many in the mainstream media. But regardless, giving the government veto power over radio stations' programming decisions is wrong. I don't think forcing the one sector of the media where conservatives have a clear voice to provide equal time to liberals is the American way. At the very least, it has a chilling effect on station owners.

At least Al Franken can comfort himself that it wasn't his fault Air Amerikka failed. He knows he's good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people like him. Or maybe they don't. (he wasn't that funny on SNL, what made him think people will listen to him on the airwaves?)

Read the complete entry here.

You Think Our TV Violence is Bad for Children, What About Hamas?

Kudos to the Religion of Peace™ in Palestine, for cancelling a violent television show for children. Unfortunately, it's filled with propaganda, showing an Israeli official killing Farfour, a Mickey Mouse lookalike. From the Jerusalem Post:

Farfour Mouse dies in last episode

Hamas TV on Friday broadcast what it said was the last episode of a weekly children's show featuring "Farfour," a Mickey Mouse look-alike who had made worldwide headlines for preaching Islamic domination and armed struggle to youngsters.

In the final skit, Farfour was beaten to death by an actor posing as an Israeli official trying to buy Farfour's land. At one point, Farfour called the Israeli a "terrorist."

"Farfour was martyred while defending his land," said Sara, the teen presenter. He was killed "by the killers of children," she added.

Read the entire article here.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Good News About CAIR

From Fred Thompon's blog: CAIR's support among dues-paying Muslims in America has plummeted since 9-11. The bad news: they still report millions of dollars in income, probably from extremist Saudis (that's an oxymoron). From Fred's blog, read it at

Good News about CAIR

I've talked before about the Council on American-Islamic Relations -- most recently because it filed that lawsuit against Americans who reported suspicious behavior by Muslims on a U.S. Airways flight. Better known just as CAIR, the lobbying group has come under a lot of scrutiny lately for its connections to terror-supporting groups. This time, though, The Washington Times has uncovered some very good news about the group.

For years, CAIR has claimed to represent millions of American Muslims. In fact, they claim to represent more Muslim in American than ... there are in America. This has alarmed Americans in general as the group often seems to be more aligned with our enemies than us -- which isn't surprising as it spun off from a group funded by Hamas. As you know, Hamas has been waging a terrorist war against Israel and calls for its total destruction. It also promises to see America destroyed. Nowadays, Hamas is busy murdering its Palestinian political rivals.

Even with this history, and CAIR's conspicuous failure to condemn Hamas by name, it has been treated as if represents Muslim Americans by our own government. The good news is that the financial support CAIR claims to have among American Muslims is a myth. We know this because The Washington Times got hold of the group's IRS tax records.

CAIR's dues-paying membership has shrunk 90 percent since 9/11 -- from 29,000 in 2000 to only 1,700 last year. CAIR's annual income from dues plunged from $733,000 to $59,000. Clearly, America's Muslims are not supporting this group -- and I'm happy to hear about it.

Of course, every silver lining seems to have a cloud; and this cloud is that CAIR's spending is running about $3 million a year. They’ve opened 25 new chapters in major cities across the country even as their dues shrank to a pittance. The question is; who’s funding CAIR?

CAIR's not saying. The New York Times earlier this year reported that the backing is from "wealthy Persian Gulf governments" including the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Obviously, we have a bigger problem here than the one with CAIR.

Keep an eye out for Thompson. He's supposed to make an announcement soon on whether he will run for president. He definitely has my vote.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Another Poll: Make Your Thoughts Known on the Immigration Amnesty Bill

Liberal media pollsters are showing widely popular support for the senate immigration bill. They must be asking only liberals and hispanics.

Take a poll on the subject at

I'll post results when I see them.

Remember the poll about Muslims in America? Take a poll yourself...

H/T to Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch. This poll from the American Family Association asks some important questions about how you view the mainstream media's coverage of Islam. Take the poll here.

Here are the responses, shown after my taking the poll:

Are the mainstream media doing enough to report on the threat of radical Islam in the U.S.?
Yes 1,296
No 65,633

Do you think the mainstream media have a more favorable view of Islam than Christianity?
Yes 58,966
No 7,574

Do you think the mainstream media are intentionally refusing to report on the rise of radical Islam?
Yes 63,219
No 3,361

Do you think radical Muslims will practice suicide bombings in the U.S. in the near future?
Yes 63,682
No 2,700

Do you think our government should do more to appease the demands of radical Muslims?
Yes 4,496
No 62,311

God help us.

Silence of the Lame: Further Proof the 4th Estate is Anti-American

In a news release several weeks ago, US Military released details of an Al Queda torture manual, which barely scratched the surface of the mainstream media. Why? Because it didn't depict American soliders as the torturers

Osama's House of Horrors
By Patrick Poole June 1, 2007

The same media hacks that brought us countless images of Spc. Lynndie England doing her best John Dillinger imitation with an Iraqi prisoner while covering the Abu Ghraib scandal have suddenly gone mute on the release last week by US military officials of a graphic al-Qaeda torture manual that provides illustrations and instructions on how to use hammers, blow torches and meat cleavers to extract information from their victims in Iraq. This deliberate silence has been occurring as US forces are scouring Iraq looking for two US soldiers who presumably are being subject to the very tortures described in that manual and the body of one of their colleagues was discovered exhibiting signs of that same torture.

Read the entire story here.

First Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison a Danger to National Security

Because of his continued ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, which he denied during the 2006 campaign. H/T to Little Green Footballs, from Front Page Magazine:

Keith Ellison’s Dangerous Liaisons
Joe Kaufman • June 1, 2007

Anti-Semitism and Keith Ellison seem to gravitate toward one another. It was the case throughout the 90’s, when he was heavily active in the Nation of Islam (NOI), and it was the case just last weekend, when he gave the keynote address at the 4th Annual Convention of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota. It’s a disturbing pattern from someone that purports to be a man of peace and, more importantly, someone sitting in the position of United States Congressman.

In May of 2006, then-candidate for House of Representatives, Keith Ellison, faxed a letter to the Executive Director of the Minnesota Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), Stephen Silberfarb, stating, “There has been much speculation about my past connections to the Nation of Islam… I have long since distanced myself from and rejected the Nation of Islam due to its propagation of bigoted and anti-Semitic ideas and statements, as well as other issues. I have a deep and personal aversion to anti-Semitism regardless of its source and I reject and condemn the anti-Semitic statements and actions of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, and Khalid Muhammed.”

Indeed, although he has since denied it, Ellison was involved with NOI for ten long years. In that time, he participated in NOI rallies, including the Million Man March hate fest; he defended NOI hate speech; and he used such NOI aliases as Keith Hakim, Keith X Ellison, and Keith Ellison-Muhammad.

Read the entire article here.

I can't believe I voted for him. Twice.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Although, considering the alternatives (Gore or Kerry), it was the lesser of two evils.

Bush is now calling the anti-immigration crowd racists, and it has Lou Dobbs pissed off. H/T to Michelle Malkin's Hot Air:

I've been resistant to joining in the Bush bashing, one, because I voted for him, and two, because I don't want to be associated with the Rosie-type lefties... But thank God he's gone in another year and a half. Let's hope he doesn't do too much more damage before he's gone.

As Lou Dobbs says, Bush's comments were made in a condescending, inarticulate tone. Which has always been his manner of speaking.