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  • just a conservative girl 11:21 AM on 05/08/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    President Obama is Disappointed in the World Says Biographer 

    A biographer has told the world that he feels that President Obama is disappointed in the world.  Really?  Well my most obvious response is that many in the world are very disappointed in him as well.  But there is more to this.  He is disappointed in the world because he views with rose-colored glasses on how the world should be instead of what it actually is.

    He truly believes that if we just make the minimum wage a little higher people will get lifted out poverty.  Although we have raised the minimum wage throughout the years and we still have poverty.  So the latest is a “living wage”.  Which is just another myth that will never work on a national level.

    If the government just gets involved we can make the world more “fair”.  He doesn’t seem to understand that life isn’t fair, nor will it ever be.

    If the rich just give more of their money, the poor will get more.  Again, this is just another myth.  President Obama is a perfect example of that.  He has made less money in 2013 than he did in 2014, I didn’t get more because he has less.  Nor has anyone else.

    He never seems to understand that many of the people who are stuck in cycles of poverty are so because they make bad choices.  Now, I have this crappy part-time job.  Many of the people I work with are on some type of public assistance.  Yet they have smart phones.  I don’t have a smart phone.  I can’t spend over a hundred month on the bill.  I don’t live in the projects because I spend my money differently than they do.  I make different choices.  I am not trying to disparage the poor, but studies have shown over and over again that they very successful people makes choices in their lives that allow them to become that way, while the poor make very different choices that also allow them to stay in their circumstances.  It may not be the way it should work, but it how it works.  This is reality.  You want to change the cycle of poverty, teach them how to make better choices.  Giving them enough money to survive does nothing except allow that cycle to continue.

    Obama thinks if the U.S. is just nicer the problem of radical Islam will magically disappear.  No it won’t Mr. President.  These are people who are true believers in the ideology.  Most of them are willing, no eager, to die for what they believe in.  They look at becoming a martyr as the very best thing that Allah has to offer.  Until that is marginalized within the Islamic community it won’t change.  You cannot “Co-exist” with someone who wants you dead.  This is reality.

    President Obama doesn’t seem to think that real evil exists in the world.  Putin may not be evil, but he certainly does believe that Mother Russia should rise again.  He and buddies on the left scoffed at Gov. Romney when this came up at the debate.  The running joke was the 80’s wants their foreign policy back.  It was Romney who saw the reality and those on the left that see the world as they think it should be instead of how it is.

    Yes the world disappoints President Obama.  Maybe, just maybe, if he stopped seeing those rosy hues, he can begin to understand that life isn’t fair.  Evil does exist and those evils have to be confronted with strong leadership, not the moving red lines that those in Syria are laughing about all the while killing their own people completely unabated.

     
    • theraineyview 12:31 PM on 05/09/2014 Permalink | Reply

      Typical liberal confusion between wishful thinking and practical policy. No surprise there.

  • just a conservative girl 3:21 PM on 04/23/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Richard Falk Edition 

    “It is soon to tell, and the somewhat hysterical Boston dragnet for the remaining at large and alive suspect does suggest that the wounds of 9/11 are far from healed.”

    Richard Falk, UN Human Rights Council’s Palestine monitor on the Boston Bombings.

    I suppose we were supposed to let these bombers go and be free to kill and maim more people according to this asshat.    Yes we are a little sensitive about another 9/11.  We are a little sensitive about people killing our citizens for no other reason than some twisted ideology based upon a radical version of Islam.

    It is well past time that we stop giving millions upon millions to the United Nations.

     

     
  • just a conservative girl 10:55 AM on 04/19/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of the Day – Coexist Bumper Sticker on Car Terrorists CarJacked 

    I am sorry, but this is funny.

     
    • AKA John Galt 11:02 AM on 04/19/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

    • signpainterguy 11:25 AM on 04/19/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Would someone please explain to me just “Who” these idjits wanted to COEXIST with ?

      • just a conservative girl 1:02 PM on 04/19/2013 Permalink | Reply

        why the mean, intolerant, homophobic Christians of course.

        • signpainterguy 5:12 PM on 04/19/2013 Permalink | Reply

          I thought so, but why is it that we mean, intolerant, homophobic Christians have to be the ones who must do all the changing and tolerating ?

          • just a conservative girl 5:33 PM on 04/19/2013 Permalink | Reply

            You already know the answer to that one.

            • jim 9:29 PM on 04/19/2013 Permalink | Reply

              in other words YOU don’t know the answer to that one, so you’re just saying he already knows so that you don’t have to actually back up your trendy beliefs with any kind of rational argument

              and sorry but it’s hilarious that you come on here badmouthing christians and talking about homophobia in a completely unrelated article… hmm i wonder who’s hateful and intolerant

              • just a conservative girl 11:26 PM on 04/19/2013 Permalink | Reply

                What are you talking about? I write the blog and SPG is a regular commentor. He knows exactly what I am talking about, and bad mouthing Christians isn’t it.

                • signpainterguy 12:26 AM on 04/20/2013 Permalink | Reply

                  Fascinating, isn`t it ?

                  • just a conservative girl 8:20 AM on 04/20/2013 Permalink | Reply

                    yeah, I think his sarcasm meter is on the fritz and needs to be checked.

    • Fly 5:27 PM on 04/19/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Conservative girl: YES sister, Ditto that !!

  • just a conservative girl 7:34 PM on 04/08/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Catholics as Terrorists – An Observation 

    So apparently according to new military training manuals, Catholics are now potential terrorists.  If this is truly the case, why in heavens name are we not having impeachment hearings on Vice President Joe Biden or Minority Leader Nanny Pelosi?

    “as an ardent, practicing Catholic,”  Nanny Pelosi

    ‘I get comfort from carrying my rosary, going to mass every Sunday. It’s my time alone,’ VP Biden

     

     
  • just a conservative girl 2:19 PM on 10/10/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Lara Logan’s Full Speech on Islamic Terrorism – Video 

    We should take heed of her words, she is person who has been there and sees what is going on with her own eyes.

     
    • SignPainterGuy 5:26 PM on 10/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Lara Logan learned first-hand, the hard way, what animals islam creates.

  • just a conservative girl 4:13 PM on 05/07/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – U.S. Official Edition 

    The recovery of the device underscores the need to remain vigilant against a resilient and determined enemy

    U.S. Official on the news that a plot to bomb an American airliner to mark the anniversary of bin Laden’s death was thwarted

    Gee, it wasn’t all that long ago that they The State Department said this

    Just more of the continued naiveté of the left when it comes to terrorism.  They will not be stopping anytime soon.

     
    • SignPainterGuy 11:49 AM on 05/08/2012 Permalink | Reply

      But, but, the pRes. just said, “The War on Terror is Over !” Was he wrong ?

  • just a conservative girl 3:22 PM on 10/02/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    I’m Team Fuzzy 

    There is much going around the blogosphere regarding the death of Anwar al-Awlaki.  I am not at all interested in hearing about the people who say he was innocent.  He clearly was not.  He was very clear that his intentions were to not only to kill Americans, but to bring this country to its knees.  There is more than enough video in both English and Arabic to back up it up, these are not claims, but simply the proof.  The man was terrorist scum.  That isn’t the real issue, though. 

    The real issue is how the kill happened.  The U.S. and Yemeni government worked in tandem to bring the man down.  The details of exactly what happened are still a little fuzzy, but it seems like it was a joint effort that culminated in his death.  But, what is not fuzzy is the lack of due process in the U.S. Court system. 

    Silverfidlle, a very smart blogger and true conservative feels that this was a legal and righteous kill.  He lays out some very interesting facts to back up his claim:

    Awlaki Renounced his Citizenship

    Finntan did his usual yeoman research and provides the following results (Finn’s words are italicized):

    Loss of nationality, also known as expatriation, means the loss of citizenship status properly acquired, whether by birth in the United States, through birth abroad to U.S. citizen parents, or by naturalization. As a result of several constitutional decisions, §349(a) of the current Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”) provides that U.S. nationality is lost only when the U.S. citizen does one of the specified acts described in INA §349, voluntarily and with the intent to give up that nationality.

    “taking an oath or making an affirmation or other formal declaration of allegiance to a foreign state or a political subdivision thereof after having attained the age of eighteen years.”

    “entering, or serving in, the armed forces of a foreign state if (A) such armed forces are engaged in hostilities against the United States, or (B) such persons serves as a commissioned or non-commissioned officer;”

    “performs an act made potentially expatriating by statute accompanied by conduct which is so inconsistent with retention of U.S. citizenship that it compels a conclusion that the individual intended to relinquish U.S. citizenship.”

    “committing any act of treason against, or attempting by force to overthrow, or bearing arms against, the United States, violating or conspiring to violate any of the provisions of section 2383 of Title 18, or willfully performing any act in violation of section 2385 of Title 18, or violating section 2384 of Title 18 by engaging in a conspiracy to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, if and when he is convicted thereof by a court martial or by a court of competent jurisdiction.”

    Ok, I can buy that as a matter of law his actions lead one to believe that he has given up his American citizenship.  But, does President Obama alone get to make that determination?  Wouldn’t this have to go in front of a court?  I say it should have. 

    Fellow Potluck blogger Fuzzy and Fiddle had a going back and forth about this issue.  They decided to each do a post to describe their viewpoints in a more logical and easier to follow way then going back and forth from just the comment box on Fiddle’s earlier post.  Here is a taste of what Fuzzy has to say:

    The rights I care about are ours, those granted us in our Constitution.  Those deliberately withheld in that glorious document of “negative liberties” from the federal government, in this case, from the executive branch.  If you read the Constitution (and I know anyone reading this has done so, more than once. And recently), you know that nowhere in that document is the executive branch granted the right to issue death warrants on American citizens.  No where.  It’s not there.  There’s no if the citizen is really evil clause, no if the citizen has killed “x” number of people exemption, not in any circumstance.  And the founders knew a thing or two about traitors.  Yet they still didn’t vest in one person, not even the president, the power to try, convict, sentence, and hang (or otherwise execute).

    We know why they didn’t.  They didn’t trust one person, they trusted the people.  They knew from personal experience what tyranny looked like, how it manifested . . . and how to keep it at bay.  And we know something that even they didn’t, we know about progressivism, about the insidious baby steps toward tyranny.  We pride ourselves in having awakened, and rightly so, we have.

    Fiddle has laid a good case based on laws and logic.  I get what he is trying to say.  What I don’t get, what I am having a hard time understanding, is how is it that President Obama got to make the decision, all on his own, that said scumbag was indeed guilty of the crimes and did renounce his citizenship?  That is not just the job of the president to make those choices.  While I am sure that there were some lawyers involved in discussions of this, but no court was involved.  The likeliest scenario is that those lawyers are administration lawyers who are paid to protect the president, not the American people.  Fiddle goes on to say that indicting him would have muddied the waters, but getting him declared an enemy combatant wouldn’t have so muddied.  That was not done.  His citizenship was not revoked in an open and legal fashion as it should have been. 

    For those of you who are afraid to speak up on these issues because you maybe accused of being soft on terrorism are being shortsighted.  Terrorism is a danger to this country, that cannot be denied.  But I firmly believe that we are more at risk in this country if we walk away from our constitutional principles and the rule of law. 

    Allowing any chief executive the power to decide for him/herself who is and who is not an enemy combatant is a slippery slope that we should not be allowing.  It wasn’t all that long ago that returning war vets and members of the tea party were classified as potential terrorists by our own government.  By overlooking the rule of law in this case is only asking for trouble down the road.  We have to demand that our president, regardless of party, be responsive to the rule of law.  When they are not, we need to demand an answer of why not. 

    Therefore, in this case, I must be team Fuzzy.

     
    • fuzislippers 8:20 PM on 10/02/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, JACG for this post. It beautifully summarizes both viewpoints.

      The problem with the he gave up his citizenship thing is that we don’t know if he said the things he did “with the intent to give up his citizenship.” It’s pure, and reckless, speculation. If that’s the criteria, then what’s to stop this president from saying that because the TEA Party doesn’t like his version of “who we are,” we, by speaking out against tyranny, are renouncing our citizenship in “his America”? This isn’t about one incident, it’s about the power this president just took upon himself (as you explain so clearly).

      We’re either for the Constitution, always, or we’re not. We don’t get to pick and choose which parts we like and which we don’t. Isn’t that our primary complaint against the progressives? Well, guess what, a progressive just violated our Constitution, setting a very dangerous precedent, and there are constitutional conservatives who support that. We’re in real trouble in this country, much much worse than I’d imagined.

    • Dave Lindesmith 10:11 AM on 10/08/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Revolutionaries always shift from codified law to personal preferances, this radical in chief is the epitomy of ‘Man not Law’ in doing what needs doin. I’m a fuzzy as well, not because he the terrist in focus didn’t need taken out; but because an unstable decision maker can turn round and come for political detractors. If I remember 30’s,40’s and 50’s Russian style, it was that goverment shifted from Law rule to Joe’s decision. I think the radicles in our present have the same agenda. I use to say that evil is so boring, it’s repetitive in the extreem. This group of extreem politicos in and around the O are more scarry than O. Were not Russians and will not just lay down for order.

  • just a conservative girl 10:25 PM on 09/10/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Project 2996 – Sharon Carver Orginally Posted 9/11/10 

    On September 11, 2001 Sharon Carver was sitting in her office at the Pentagon when a hijacked plane hit the building killing her.  She was only 38 years old.  She was civilian accountant for the Army while working towards her master’s degree in accounting.  She lived with her family in Waldorf, MD.  The days after the attack her nephew was interviewed by the local news, they were still holding out hope that she survived the attack. One of many heartbreaking scenes that played out for days afterwards. 

    A life that was cut too short.  A life that will not include grandchildren or growing old.  A life that will no longer include the annual family vacations.  She was days back from a family outing to Disney World. A family is now missing a loving daughter, sister, and aunt.  The Pentagon is missing a dedicated employee, and her friends are missing her personality, her humor, and that amazing smile of hers. 

    Sharon believed in education and public service.  Traits that we should all aspire to.  She was dedicated to her family and her country. 

    “You are truly missed. I remember your kind and warm spirit. You brightened the halls of Anacostia with your smile.”

    Denise

    To Sharon’s family, there are no words to express our sympathies to you.  May God Bless you and know that Sharon is watching over you and smiling.

     
  • just a conservative girl 10:19 PM on 09/10/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Project 2996 John Frederick Rhodes Originally Posted 9/11/09 

    Early Tuesday morning on 9.11.01 John “Jack” Rhodes made his way from Howell, NJ to the offices of AON Corporation on the 92nd floor of 2 World Trade Center. It was a beautiful morning in New York City. The summer humidity had come to end, but the chill of the fall had yet to set in. There was barely a cloud in the sky.

    The beauty of that morning did not last long for New Yorkers. Shortly before 9 am, the first of two planes crashed into The World Trade Center. The innocence of our beliefs that our shores protected us was shattered. Within just a few short hours, four planes were hijacked, crashed into three buildings, a field in Pennsylvania, and both towers collapsed and the Pentagon was still burning. 2996 innocent people were brutally murdered. More than 200 from AON alone. America had been attacked.

     John “Jack” Frederick Rhodes was among the dead. Jack was among other things, a husband and father. He was man who was described as a person who loved life and loved his family. His life was cut short at the age of 57. He still had so much life yet to live. He was not able to welcome the new family members over the past eight years. His plans for retirement with his lovely wife Linda will not happen. His daughter no longer has her daddy; and every girl needs her daddy. No matter what age she is.

    In the past eight years your family has found a way to move on. To smile and laugh again. To remember your happy times and to hold the sweet memories close without feeling the overwhelming loss of your senseless murder. Just as you would want them to do. Jack, we want to make a pledge to your memory. We will never forget the sacrifice that you made. We will honor your loss and we will honor your family by doing everything that we can to protect all Americans moving forward. Our pledge to you is that we will do everything within our power to make sure that no other person loses his life to a twisted and dangerous sense of God’s will, and no other families will feel the pain that yours has experienced. Rest in Peace Mr. Rhodes. While you cannot wrap your arms around your family, we will. Our love and support goes to your family not just today, but always.

     
  • just a conservative girl 2:26 PM on 08/31/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    What, Israel Doesn’t Warrant a Mention as a Community That Experienced Terrorism? 

    “As we commemorate the citizens of over 90 countries who perished in the 9/11 attacks, we honor all victims of terrorism, in every nation around the world, we honor and celebrate the resilience of individuals, families, and communities on every continent, whether in New York or Nairobi, Bali or Belfast, Mumbai or Manila, or Lahore or London.”

    From the White House “guidelines” on how to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

    I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I need Obama to tell me how I should mark the day. 

    Hmm, do you think leaving out Jerusalem was just an oversight?  Or maybe they couldn’t think of another city that started with J.

     
    • Anne 9:23 PM on 08/31/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Jakarta

      But yes I think it was a deliberate oversight

  • backyardconservative 1:58 PM on 05/17/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Is a 7th grader a threat to the president? 

    At what point does this become ridiculous and scary intrusive? I know the Secret Service has to check out just about every threat but really?

    Maybe the mom was the real concern.

    What do we think about this. Obviously anything the kid said wasn’t admissible in court, as I understand it, since she wasn’t present and he’s a minor.

     
    • just a conservative girl 3:47 PM on 05/17/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I blame the school. They shouldn’t have allowed him to be questioned without a parent there. Plain and simple. The secret service has a job to do. Is a 13 year old really threat? Probably not, but it still has to be looked into.

    • backyardconservative 8:04 PM on 05/17/2011 Permalink | Reply

      It’s sad that these days many schools have no respect for parents–nor do they look out for kids.

      But yes, the Secret Service has a job to do.

  • backyardconservative 9:02 AM on 05/12/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Michelle’s Glistening Biceps Score One for the Team 

    Action figure.

    When we got OBL I was inclined to be kind to the Prez, but no more. Too much inconsistency at home and abroad. The Muslim Brotherhood and his old Chicago neighborhood loom largeThreats continue and are dealt with despite Obama’s sometime presidency.

    All he knows how to do is campaign in the most shallow and cynical way. And he’s not alone.

    Major hypocrisy and brain crampery on the left.

    Oh, and Michelle is soooo cool.

    P.S. ABC. Barack Obama’s Grandmother Threatened By Al Qaeda:

    Al Shabaab, which has been involved in fierce fighting in Somalia for years against the Western-backed government, counts among its members Alabama-raised Omar Hammami, also known as Abu Mansur al-Amriki or The American. Hammami, who is known to produce pro-jihadist hip hop songs, was thought to have been killed in fighting earlier this year, but reappeared by releasing a new rap song in April.

    Perhaps the White House poetry showcase will inspire…a new jihadist.

    –crossposted at Backyard Conservative

     
  • just a conservative girl 10:24 PM on 01/29/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    No Easy Answers 

    Riots have been flaring in Egypt for days now.  The reports are that 100 have been killed.  We all know that number could be much higher, but that is the official number coming from the Egyptian government.  The initial reports were that the protesters were average citizens looking for more reforms from the oppressive government. 

    Mubarak has been in power for about 3 decades.  There is no doubt that he rules with an iron fist.  Not unlike most governments in that part of the world.  Dissent isn’t acceptable and is punishable by jail.  It is well-known that jail in that part of the world usually leads to torture.  Human rights are not a big concern, to put it mildly. 

    Poverty runs rampant.  The unemployment rate makes ours look like child’s play.  Most in this country don’t have a clear understanding of how many live in other parts of the world.  Some of this started over the price of bread.  People have little money to spend on food, and even a small increase can mean the difference when it comes to feeding yourself and your family. 

    So far the protesters have not been burning the American or Israeli flags, which is normal thing during these uprisings.  This is a sign that the protesters are just freedom fighters looking for more freedoms, more jobs, and a better life for their families.  The problem is that The Muslim Brotherhood is standing by and waiting.  The Egyptian people may very well get a different government, but it more than likely will not be what some of the people are hoping for.  The Muslim Brotherhood is an organization that believes in returning all Muslim countries to true Sharia law.  They also are looking to get back lands that they view as being taken away from Muslims, such as Spain. 

    The Egyptians banned The Muslim Brotherhood many years ago, but it is still very active.  They do run for seats in the government as independents and are relatively successful.  The organization has branches all over the Middle East, such as Iran, Kuwait, Syria, and The Palestinian Terrorities among many others throughout the Muslim world.  Officially, they are against the use of violence and went as far as to condemn the 9/11 attacks.  Although, al Qaeda leaders have been strongly influenced by the brotherhood.  The book Milestones is used by jihadists across the world as guide.  It was a major influence of Usama bin Laden.  bin Laden has turned his back on the movement due to its stance of non-violent resistance, at least publicly anyway.  Although, his #2, Ayman al Zawarhi is a product of the more violent offshoot, Egyptian Islamic Jihad,  to the brotherhood while growing up in Egypt. 

    We may very well be seeing the redux of Iran when the Ayatollahs came into power.  The initial riots and movement were primarily young people looking to get more freedoms under the oppressive and corrupt Shah.  The Shah was considered an ally of the western world and more precisely of the U.S. government.  Not a good thing in the eyes of Islamic radicals.  The fall of Iran happened in three stages; the first being well-meaning citizens looking to improve their everyday lives.  The second was the fall of the Shah and a weak and disorganized democratically based government formed, and then fell to the more radical Islamics that are in power to this day.  The radicals climbed into bed with many different groups, as none of the groups on their own were powerful enough to rid the country of the Shah.  Once the Shah left they were able to consolidate power by using any brutal means at their disposal. 

    To gain some context on how these groups gain power we must understand a very simple fact.  The Muslim Brotherhood and other groups just like them become the social services to the poor.  The governments tend to be so corrupt that the needs of the people are for the most part ignored.  If you are looking to feed your young children you will likely support the people who are helping you achieve that.  You generally don’t look at the motives, you just take the helping hand that has been offered to you. 

    The vacuum then gets filled by the groups whose intent is only to be the next oppressor.  From the photos that are being shown there are currently women joining in on the demonstrations.  If they are looking for additional freedoms and a better life, it is highly unlikely they will find it if the Muslim Brotherhood does indeed take over.  The chances are they will be denied an education, no chance of voting in elections, but then again those elections will more than likely be rigged anyway. 

    The U.S. has no easy choice here.  If they back Mubarak they will be seen as standing by an oppressor.  If they back the protesters they may very well be handing one of the largest Muslim countries over to a radical group that views us as the Big Satan and Israel as the Little Satan.  Egypt currently has a peace accord with the Israelis which has worked for a very long time now.  The chances of the that staying in place if radicals take over is about nil.  The Coptic Christians, who are about 10% of the current population, will also be in even more danger then they are currently experiencing.  This is a native population that has survived the Muslim take over the country back in the 7th century. 

    What President Obama does over the next days and months are going to have long-lasting effects.  The Suez Canal is an important waterway that our economy depends on.  About one-third of the world’s oil supply goes through it every year.  If we have a government that views us as the Big Satan controlling it, heaven only knows the damage that can be caused to our economy through higher prices and controlled shortages. 

     The problem with the Middle East is that sometimes the oppressor is the best option, even though the citizens of that country don’t see it that way.  There are no easy or simple solutions to the problems that exist in the Middle East. 

     
  • Quite Rightly 1:50 PM on 11/12/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    In June of 2009, Asia Bibi, mother of five, was working in the fields on the farm of Muslim landowner Muhammad Idrees, near the village of Ittanwali, when her boss told her to fetch some water for the rest of the crew.

    After Asia brought the water, some of the women–all Muslims–refused to drink it because it had been brought by a Christian, making it “unclean.” The women called Asia an “infidel” and called Christianity a “religion of infidels.”

    Asia reportedly responded by telling the Muslim women that Christ died on the cross for our sins. She told them Jesus is alive. “Our Christ is the true prophet of God,” she reportedly told them.

    Upon hearing this response, the Muslim women became angry and began to beat Asia.

    When Muslim men in nearby fields gathered to attack Asia, she fled to her home, but angry Muslims followed her, took her out of her home, severely beat her, and tortured her children.

    They announced from mosque loudspeakers that she would be punished by having her face blackened and being paraded through the village on a donkey.

    When local Christians informed the police, the police saved Asia’s life by taking her into custody, holding her in Nankana city “for her own safety.” Under pressure from local Muslim leaders, the police registered a blasphemy case against her.

    Two courts in Nankana found Asia guilty of the “crime” of blasphemy and, on November 8, 2010, Asia was fined US$1,190 and sentenced to death by hanging.

    Ashiq Masih, her husband, doesn’t have the heart to break the news to their two youngest daughters.

    “They asked me many times about their mother but I can’t get the courage to tell them that the judge has sentenced their mother to capital punishment for a crime she never committed.”

    Asia’s case is now under appeal, but she has been being held in isolation since June of 2009, essentially for the crime of sharing her Christian beliefs with her Muslim neighbors. Her family is one of only three Christian families in a village of more than 1,500 families. Asia’s family has lived in the village of Ittanwali for many generations.

    Between 1986 and August 2009, at least 974 people have been charged with blasphemy against Islam.

    This week, an anti-blasphemy resolution, “On Combating Defamation of Religion,” is coming to a vote at the U.N.

    Pakistan has been actively pushing for passage of this resolution since 1999.

    One thing you can count on, passage of this resolution will not offer protection for Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, or any other non-Muslims.

    More Shariah law, anyone?
    __________
    Cross-posted at Bread upon the Waters.

     
    • fuzislippers 1:59 PM on 11/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

      This is just one of hundreds of thousands of isolated incidents!

      Ugh. This story breaks my heart. We need to do more about blocking Sharia here. I mean it.

    • Quite Rightly 4:54 PM on 11/12/2010 Permalink | Reply

      And Americans keep getting told that we need to be more tolerant and teach our young people to appreciate Islam.

  • backyardconservative 12:39 PM on 09/18/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Afghan Election Today: Women Vote 

    Early reports are mixed, some promising:

    In the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar in the south, voters ventured out in small groups despite rocket strikes and bomb blasts. One bomb targeted the convoy of Gov. Tooryalai Wesa as it drove between voting centers but no one was injured, police officer Abdul Manan said.

    Wesa still urged Kandaharis to come out and vote.

    “There’s nothing to be afraid of,” he said. “The enemy wants the election to fail, so if you want the insurgents out of your land, you’ll have to come out and vote.”

    Voters even lined up in the Zhari district, west of Kandahar city, where Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s radical Islamic movement was born 16 years ago. Hundreds of Afghan and international troops secured the area.

    And it appears some women are engaging in vote fraud:

    “The women coming here have so many cards that don’t have the stamp and are not real cards but still they are voting,” said Nazreen, a monitor for the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan, which has dispatched observers throughout the country.

    Fake voter cards flooded into Afghanistan ahead of the balloting, but election officials had promised that poll workers were trained to spot them.

    NATO’S senior civilian representative said some fraud was expected, and that it would not necessarily undermine the vote.

    “The real issue is the scale of that and does it affect the result. And does it affect the credibility of the election, not in our eyes but in the eyes of the Afghan people,” Mark Sedwill said.

    Interesting.

    P.S. Nina Burleigh in Huffpo: A Holy War on Women:

    If anyone still doubted, or hadn’t noticed, that misogyny is the fundamental pillar on which radical Islam is based, the news that poison gas was pumped into girls’ schools in Afghanistan, likely by the Taliban, ought to confirm it.

    I’m with you, Nina.

    –crossposted at BackyardConservative

     
    • archer52 3:29 PM on 09/19/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Nobody in the real world thinks we can turn a religion around that allows for the murder of women for almost any excuse. Only our “elite” leaders think such foolishness. As I commented over at P&P, there are no moderate Muslims, only quite ones. They all want to have their religion conquer all others, the “how” is open to most.

      If I had the power for a day, I’d wish that religion to cease to exist. In the end, it would be an overall victory for the world.

    • backyardconservative 4:10 PM on 09/19/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I pretty much agree with you.

      If Islam is to be at all civilized it needs major, major reform. But these guys in charge are not reformers. They want to kill us and beat their women.

      So we have to fight them. Every day in nearly every way.

      • Yukio Ngaby 12:37 AM on 09/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Which guys in charge? All of Islam shouldn’t be judged by Iran and al Queda.

        There are reformers in Islam, although a better term would probably be progressives (not American political progressiveness), and these people need to be supported. The W. Bush admin. understood this and supported a number of them.

        Yes. The Bush admin. got it wrong sometimes, and were intentionally misled by others. However there was significant change in places like Bahrain, Qatar, Indonesia, Malaysia, and elsewhere. You may read about about anti-Christian attacks in places like Indonesia in the press and on websites, but the Muslim populations’ rallies for religious tolerance following these attacks and the demands for action to be taken against the attackers are not so eagerly reported.

        Obama stopped almost all of it, then ran around the world apologizing, saying we (meaning people other than himself, of course) aren’t in a position to judge or support or do pretty much anything then pity our past actions. That was absolutely devestating to both our allies (like Israel) and the Muslims that the US had been cultivating congenial relationships with.

        We have a very distorted view of Islam– a mostly de-centralized religion with more sects then Christianity. Do you judge all of Christianity by the Jehovah’s Witnesses?

        But hey, let’s just follow the course of archer52’s dreams and just wipe away the 1.5+ billion Muslims on the planet. I mean they are ALL extremists lying and infiltrating into our society. What a “victory” that would be…

    • archer52 11:46 AM on 09/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

      YN-

      I didn’t say I’d kill the people, only the religion. Also, just for giggles, name the Jehovah Witness group that murders children, women and babies in the name of their God to the tune of thousands and thousands. Again, do not confuse your own personal concepts of right and wrong with those of radical Muslims. It is a mistake all people make. We tend to imprint what we would do onto people who have no intention, history or desire to do what we would consider civilized.

      Accept those people for who they are and judge them by their acts. You’ll find little room for wiggle when it comes to defending their way of life. I’d wipe out that way of life. I have friends and relatives in Afghanistan as we speak. Their stories of just how retarded Islam makes the people there, in spirit, intelligence, learning, thought and actions, is stunning. Islam, in the form that we are fighting, thrives in an environment of ignorance and strives to keep the status quo. I’d stop that. It would give the people a chance to move out of the ninth century and have a chance to live free.

      • Yukio Ngaby 4:29 PM on 09/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

        archer 52: “Also, just for giggles, name the Jehovah Witness group that murders children, women and babies in the name of their God to the tune of thousands and thousands.”

        My point is not that Jehovah’s Witnesses murder children, women, and babies. Either you are intentionally misinterpreting my words, or did not read very carefully. My point then, and I’ll restate it for you, is that Islam is a very complicated religion made up various sects– much like Christianity has Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox Catholics, Baptists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Mormons, Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc.– yet you and others judge it according to very specific people in specific geographic areas espousing a very specific form of Islam and then apply to every single Muslim everywhere per your 1st comment. You go so far as to judge the religion you don’t understand as being a blight upon the planet.

        Gee, that doesn’t sound reactionary or extreme, or anything, does it?

        But since you bring up killing babies… Just for giggles why don’t you tell me how many babies are killed by Christian doctors and Christian parents in the form of abortions yearly? 1.2 million abortions in 2005 in the US– not in the world, but in the US. But I’m sure that at least 1 million of them were killed by mean Muslims, right? And hey, do you remember when Muslims killed 6 million Jewish people during WWII? Oh wait, nope– that was Christians. Or what about when the Muslims slaughtered all those Catholics during the Reformation? Oops wait. Christians again. How about that time when Muslims conquered South America and imposed their own religion on the pagan, blood sacrificing– uh… I mean native religion– of the time? Christians again. Would it be a victory for the world if Christianity would cease to exist?

        “Accept those people for who they are and judge them by their acts.” Who exactly are “those people”? All Muslims? Sounds that way. After all you said “there are no moderate Muslims, only quite [type-o "quiet" I assume] ones.”

        So I should judge all of 1.5+ billion Muslims by the acts of those few you’d like to highlight. Perhaps by those “retards,” as you put it, in Afghanistan. Why that’s sounds logical, reasonable and unbigoted. I’ll judge all Malaysians by the actions of the Pashtuns, all Indonesian ethnicities by the Tajiks, all Philippine Muslims by the Hazaras. Good idea! While I’m at it, I’ll judge all American Christians by the actions of the Copts too! It makes as much sense.

        But let’s look at Afghanistan for just a second. You wrote: “Their [friends and relatives in Afghanistan] stories of just how retarded Islam makes the people there, in spirit, intelligence, learning, thought and actions, is stunning.”

        “Retarted”? Hmmm. I’ll go ahead and give you the benefit of the doubt and take the word “retarded” as meaning backwards or unsophisticated rather than moronic or stupid. Since surely you’re not calling all 30 million people in Afghanistan stupid. Are you?

        And let’s just ignore the fact that all your information is second-hand heresay. Let’s assume that the people you hear this from are 100% correct in their observations, 100% correct in their assessments (according to some assumed universal standard of progress, I guess), and fully informed in both Afghanistan’s history and culture. I don’t believe any of that, of course, but let’s assume all of that…

        Afghanistan’s history is filled with violence. When they’re not fighting each other, they were fighting off foreign invaders. Lest we forget, the Soviets occupied the country for for 10 years (1979 – 1989), and in that time somewhere between 1 – 2 million people were killed. Following that foreign-backed militias fought over Afghanistan until the Taliban (likely backed by Pakistan) took over in 1996. The U.S. inavded in 2001. War zones are not known for developing universities and technologies. But hey, it’s not the constant warfare that’s the problem, nor is it the tribalism. It’s the religion that’s the problem! If only they were all Baptists, then everything would be better! Then maybe wou wouldn’t judge them as being “retarded” anymore. Sure, that makes sense…

        And you’re not going to give them “a chance to live free.” Be honest. You’re just going to give them a chance to live their lives in a way that you approve of. That’s all.

  • Quite Rightly 4:29 PM on 08/15/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Why Won’t Bloomberg Let A Church Destroyed on 9/11 Rebuild? 

    Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was destroyed on 9/11 by the collapse of the Twin Towers, has spent NINE YEARS trying to get building permits. Nine. Long. Years.

    From Fr. Constantine J. Simones Waterford, courageous pastor of St. Nicholas Church:

    Shame on Mayor Michael  Bloomberg and the members of his Landmarks Preservation Commission for  voting 9-0 to allow the building of a Muslim mosque at ground zero in  New York City.

    Too many Americans are sleepwalking when it comes  to understanding Islamic policies during the last 1,400 years of what I  see as its brutal history. No one talks about St. Nicholas Greek  Orthodox Church, which was crushed by the collapsing Twin Towers.

    Why  is the mosque put on the fast track to construction when St. Nicholas’  reconstruction is being hindered by New York City bureaucracy?

    Wake  up, America, before it is too late. The Greek Orthodox faithful of the  Balkans were enslaved by Islam for 500 years. Ask me what it means to  live under the laws of Islam, under Sharia Law and the Hadith. Call me  and I will provide a history lesson on what can be like to live under  Islam extremists.

    Fr. Constantine J. Simones Waterford

    About the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church:

    Since  1922, St. Nicholas Church had stood as a quiet sanctuary of prayer and  reflection amidst the tumultuous and bustling crossroads of commerce.  For the past nine years the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey has  used bureaucratic obstacles and false promises to hinder the rebuilding  of the St. Nicholas Church.

    As Nice Deb (who has published an excellent commentary about the Ground Zero mosque, don’t miss it) pointed out:

    City officials, eager to deflect the criticism of a righteously outraged  public, claim that nothing can be done [to stop the mosque from being built on hallowed ground]… something that anyone who has  contended with zoning boards across the country knows to be untrue.

    Ask the congregation of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of New York City.

    Many thanks to patriot Chris Wysocki at Wyblog for a heads up on the Ground Zero Church. You’ll want to read his report on moderate Muslims in New York (and watch the video) here.

    Cross-posted at Bread upon the Waters.

     
    • nicedeb 9:24 PM on 08/15/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Grrrrrrrrrrr! Now I’m really mad!

    • pjMom 12:41 AM on 08/16/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Ditto nicedeb. So much for tolerance and diversity, eh?

    • Shredderofmass 6:56 AM on 08/16/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Republica candidate for congress and Harvard Physicist Mike Stopa says he would not want a Mosque in his Neighborhood.

      http://www.stopaforusrep.com/blog/95-comments-on-mosques

      See this same content at a great pro-Israel site

      http://llphfreedom.blogspot.com/2010/08/two-comments-on-issue-of-mosques-by.html

    • Jack 9:04 PM on 08/16/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Shared you and NiceDeb on Facebook…two awesome articles.

    • Jim 9:57 PM on 08/16/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Good question!

    • Investigator 12:00 AM on 08/17/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I may be wrong about this… but a little investigation seems to indicate that “Fr. Constantine J. Simones Waterford, courageous pastor of St. Nicholas Church” may not actually exist. The only reference to him that I can find is the same text posted in the blog that started this thread. In fact the only places he shows up is in blogs… each of which contain the same text. It may turn out that the text, and the fictitional Fr. Constantine, was simply fabricated in order to incite unrest.

      The web site for St. Nicholas Church NYC says this:
      “Our priest, Father John Romas, has been temporarily assigned to St. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 64 Schemerhorn Street in Brooklyn. St. Constantine and Helen’s Congregation have also warmly welcomed the Congregation of St. Nicholas as we work to rebuild our Church.”

      http://www.stnicholasnyc.com/?page_id=7

      Another story from NYTimes indicates that the major problem the rebuild project has faced is one of acquiring land; enough land to build a new church six times the size of the original for the 70 families that comprise the parish membership. While the church has retained the original 1200 square foot lot that the original four story church stood on, it is apparently not big enough for the new church they want to build.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/03/nyregion/03trade.html?n=Top%2FReference%2FTimes+Topics%2FPeople%2FB%2FBagli%2C+Charles+V

      • Quite Rightly 12:42 PM on 08/17/2010 Permalink | Reply

        My bad. This is what happens when a writer doesn’t go back to original sources but relies on other people’s reporting. After further investigation on my part, I have concluded that the Greek Orthodox cleric in question does indeed exist but that his name and actual location have gotten garbled somewhere along the line during reprints. (More in next comment.)

      • Quite Rightly 12:50 PM on 08/17/2010 Permalink | Reply

        The delay in rebuilding the Church does not seem to result from any bad faith or “land grabbing” on the part of the Church. Originally, the Church was assured by then NY Governor Pataki that they could rebuild on the original location. However, the Port Authority wanted the Church’s land and offered the Church a land swap, which the Church accepted. But the Port Authority has never concluded the deal (more).

      • Quite Rightly 12:59 PM on 08/17/2010 Permalink | Reply

        We all know that building projects everywhere in the U.S. routinely get ensnarled in red tape, and the Ground Zero site presents many more than the usual issues. So, the glaring question in all of this for me is: How is it that the Ground Zero Mosque is getting escorted to the finish line with the support of the NYC mayor, the State Department, and even the president of the United States. Where is support for St. Nicholas Church? Reference: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/03/nyregion/03trade.html?pagewanted=1&n=Top/Reference/Times%20Topics/People/B/Bagli,%20Charles%20V&_r=1

    • Don 8:06 AM on 08/17/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I bet you could not build this church in Tehran ! I’m not from N.Y. city,so it really is non of my business,
      but building a mosque at Ground Zero is spitting in our faces,there are plenty around the corner…….If all of this is untrue then I agree with “Investigator “.

    • Grace Taylor 11:59 AM on 08/17/2010 Permalink | Reply

      There is a retired Greek Orthodox priest with the name of Fr. Constantine Simones.
      In 2006, and maybe today for all I know, he lived in Waterford, CT.
      He has been involved in Justice for Cyprus. Cyprus, as you will remember, is currently 37% occupied by Muslims in the form of the Turkish army.
      A link which I think satisfactorily proves he exists: http://news.pseka.net/index.php?module=sponsor

      • Quite Rightly 7:37 PM on 08/19/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you, Grace.

        Also, the rebuilt church will need to be much larger to accommodate a large number of the visitors to the 9/11 memorial, once it is completed.

    • Crosshairball 12:08 PM on 08/18/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hello Quite Rightly,

      I hope you don’t mind, but I have posted this post in it’s entirety over at Crosshairball. I did link back to here and attributed the post to Quite Rightly. I wanted to contact you first to ask permission but can’t find an email link. I figured this would be ok because of the cross posting part at the bottom of the post.

      Cross-posted at Bread upon the Waters.

    • Ignatz 10:39 AM on 08/19/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Quite: The mosque is 4 blocks away in an area of abandoned stores. That’s why there’s no red tape,

      • Quite Rightly 8:19 AM on 08/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Ignatz – Respectfully, I think you should check out the aerial views, widely available on the Web, including here. The actual distance from Ground Zero rubble to the mosque site is less than 600 feet, about 200 steps. Pace it off. In fact, a piece of the first airliner to hit the WTC plunged through the roof and top floor of the Burlington Coat Factory. How far away from Ground Zero is that?

    • Rachel 3:42 PM on 08/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

      The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights.

      “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

      http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html

      Free exercise of religion. One of OUR founding principles. I am suprised no one has brought this up yet. You CANNOT argue about freedom of religion and just mean Christianity. If the founders had meant freedom of Christianity, they would have said “Freedom of Christianity” and not free exercise of “RELIGION”.

      Yes, the bombing of the Twin Towers was horrific, but so are many other acts of violence toward any PERSON. Pardon me for my sarcasm, but I find it hypocritical to label all Muslims under the ‘extremist’ label, when there are numerous ‘extremist’s of EVERY RELIGION.

      Oh yeah, lets not forget that Judaism, Christianity, AND Islam all worship the SAME GOD. “Oooohhh, no, those MUSLIMS want to build a place to WORSHIP GOD, GOD FORBID!!!” Phht, personally, I dont think God cares how He gets worshiped, as long as people believe in Him, and try to follow the Ten Commandments.

    • ThatGuy 3:53 PM on 08/22/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Did you read the entire article?

      “In keeping with the archbishop’s vision, Mr. Koutsomitis planned for a roughly 24,000-square-foot marble church and adjoining spiritual center at an estimated cost of up to $40 million. But church leaders say they have raised only $4 million. JPMorgan Chase has agreed to give $10 million toward the rebuilding of St. Nicholas, as part of the bank’s tentative deal to build an office tower on the site of the Deutsche Bank building. ”

      I wonder why you’re having trouble getting going.

      “The church wants the authority to provide roughly $55 million toward the estimated $75 million cost of rebuilding St. Nicholas.”

      Wow.

      Also, lets not even begin to get into the sheer amount of ignorance and bigotry it takes to even oppose this. Suppose the trade center was destroyed by a group of lunatic pro-lifers (no attempt at disrespect is intended here by the way) and people were protesting the rebuilding of this very church? How would you feel if the actions of others skewed their opinion on not only you but your faith? Do you really think there were no Muslims in the building that day? Do you really feel as though Islam-practicing American-born citizens didn’t feel exactly as you did on 9/11?

      • Quite Rightly 10:48 AM on 09/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

        @ That Guy: Perhaps you missed the part of the article that pointed out that the Port Authority would require the church to install a $35-million blast-proof concrete slab beneath its building to protect it from a possible explosion on the screening center ramps. That $35 million is a Port Authority estimate, by the way, which means, of course, that the actual cost will be much more.

    • Anna 9:44 AM on 09/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

      A article from the Greek Orthodox Observer:

      On September 11, 2001 the barbaric attack not only destroyed the majestic Twin Towers but also the tiny yet historic St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, located south of the second tower of the World Trade Center. In the aftermath of its destruction, very little survived: two icons, one of St. Dionysios of Zakynthos and the other of the Zoodochos Pege, along with a few liturgical items, a book, and some candles.

      Within days, the Archbishop traveled personally to Ground Zero, setting foot on the site where the Church of St. Nicholas stood, in order to conduct a memorial service for the victims of those who perished in the attacks and to offer prayers for the families in mourning.

      On the Feast Day of St. Nicholas, December 6, the Archbishop, joined by His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos and area clergy, celebrated a somber Vespers and memorial service near where the Church once stood. Six months after the attacks, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew also journeyed to this sacred site and presided at a memorial service with family members of the victims.

      Though small in stature, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was a place of ministry and worship both for her parishioners and also for local residents and workers in the Financial District of Manhattan who would pass by and often enter the Church. Following its collapse, the legacy of this tiny Church continues to dramatically impact peoples’ lives, and donations of almost $2 million have been received, as well as additional pledges of construction materials and appointments for the complete rebuilding of the Church. The city of Bari, Italy, where the relics of St. Nicholas were originally bestowed, has donated $250,000. The government of Greece has contributed $750,000 to these efforts, and the Ecumenical Patriarchate has given $50,000. The Governor of the State of New York, George Pataki, met with the Archbishop and pledged his support for including a new St. Nicholas in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site.

      The task of rebuilding the Church of St. Nicholas involves careful coordination, planning and vision. To this end, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios has appointed a committee to oversee the rebuilding project. In accomplishing their objectives, the committee has met with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation so that the task of rebuilding St. Nicholas may be properly incorporated into the concept plans for the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site located at Ground Zero. These concept plans, which are the product of an inclusive process, envision the rebuilding of the historic Church of St. Nicholas as a functioning parish, ministering once again to the needs of her faithful. His Eminence, however, also sees the rebuilding of St. Nicholas as a matter of spiritual destiny, so that the millions of people who will visit the historic site of Ground Zero may find marking the place of a national tragedy, a sanctuary of solace and prayer, a concrete and visible testimony of renewed faith and hope.

      ——————————————————————————–
      Just another point. This church has been there since 1922.

    • Quite Rightly 10:44 AM on 09/11/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you, Anna.

    • K.West 10:04 AM on 11/27/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Attention to all!!!!

      Read Psalms 37

      K.W.

    • Aphrodite 5:26 PM on 12/05/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Why is Mayor Bloomberg eager to build a mosque at Ground Zero but the only church destroyed on 9/11 he is against? This church was build back in 1922 and stood proudly for over 79 years without one incident. Yet, the Muslims who hijacked our planes and successfully murdered 3,000 of our citizens are allowed to build a mosque! Mayor Bloomberg says it freedom of religion but he is against a church being built on the site it was before the terrorists attack. What happened to diversity Mr. Bloomberg? Why do you hate Christians and not Muslims? When did a Greek Orthodox Christian ever destroyed anything in America? The faithful have raised money to rebuild our church. The people of Bari Italy donated money to rebuild our church. Why? Does it make sense? No. Today is the eve of St. Nicholas. Our church member will hold a mass at the site. Let’s see how many media attention this will get. Let’s see if Mayor Bloomberg shows his face.

      Lets pray the Church will be built and we hold a Mass in the new church next year the 10th anniversary of the day it was destroyed. If not it’s another victory for Turkey and AlQueda destroying churches and getting away with it. Remember Hagia Sophia in Constantinople and Apostolos Andreas in Cyprus.

      • Quite Rightly 6:27 PM on 12/05/2010 Permalink | Reply

        @Aphrodite

        Many others also feel the terrible injustice of so much support and attention going to the Ground Zero mosque when your beautiful Church, the St. Nicholas clergy and parishioners, and all the people of the neighborhood who visited that Church, are being all but completely ignored.

        I posted an announcement about the St. Nicholas vespers service (held, I note with sorrow, in a tent) at Bread upon the Waters.

        We must keep spreading the word.

  • Quite Rightly 8:30 AM on 07/05/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Mexican Drug Cartel Threatened to Blow Up Texas Dam 

    There are plenty of events that you might think would make big news but don’t because they contradict utterances made by Barack Obama or one of his high-ranking Obamatons. A case in point is the reported plan by a Mexican drug cartel, the Zeta cartel, to blow up Falcon Dam on the Rio Grande, southwest of San Antonio, Texas, as an act of vengeance against their rival, the Gulf cartel.

    The plan came to the attention of U.S. officials when members of the Zeta cartel circulated handbills and drove around “the Mexican side of the river near the dam” with bullhorns to warn the population “to get out of the area.” Some members of the cartel are known to be ex-military members “trained in special forces tactics,  including demolition.” If  these drug thugs had succeeded in seriously compromising the dam, they  would have released 534 billion gallons of water stored behind the dam in Falcon Lake, not only disrupting the Gulf cartel’s smuggling routes from Falcon Lake to the Gulf but also flooding “massive amounts of agricultural land . . .  as well  as significant parts of a region where about 4 million people live along  both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.”

    Contrast the Zeta cartel’s threat in May of this year with a statement made by Obama during his “immigration reform” speech of June 1:

    So the bottom line is this:  The southern border is more secure today  than at any time in the past 20 years.

    The threatened attack on the dam was met with secret actions by the “American police, federal agents and disaster officials” including the “U.S. Border Patrol, the Texas Department of Public Safety and even game  wardens,” according to officials. A “stepped-up presence by the Mexican military” may also have played a role.

    Said Gene Falcon, director of emergency preparedness for Starr County where Falcon Dam is sited, “It would have been a hell of a disaster. There was plenty of concern.”

    I’ll bet.

    But will that concern ever reach the White House?

    More at Bread upon the Waters.

     
    • backyardconservative 8:37 AM on 07/06/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I suppose liberals in denial will call the cartel an NGO. Maybe the UN will recognize them.

      • Quite Rightly 9:12 AM on 07/06/2010 Permalink | Reply

        LOL! Sounds about right. Or maybe they’d like NASA to focus on the cartel’s “scientific contributions.”

    • fuzislippers 6:28 AM on 07/08/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Ugh. Don’t you just feel totally overwhelmed by the horrors sometimes? What the hell is going on in this country?

      Is it November yet? Or better yet 2012?

  • nosheepleshere 9:24 AM on 05/30/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Islamic clerics, Londonistan, terrorism, Zakir Naik   

    United Kingdom Falls Deeper Into The Sewer 

    The TimesOnline is reporting that “hate-monger” Zakir Naik, a sympathizer of Osama bin Laden, will be allowed to enter the United Kingdom to preach his brand of misogyny and extremist hate.

    The “mad mullah”, who tries to convert non-believers on Peace TV, called for the execution of Muslims who change their faith and described Americans as “pigs”. He has also said that “every Muslim should be a terrorist”.

    This “truth-twister” has called for the execution of every Muslim who has converted to another faith.  A recent lecture saw Naik reveal that he was “with” Osama bin Laden over the attacks on America.  He said, “I don’t know what he’s doing. I’m not in touch with him. I don’t know him personally. If he is terrorizing the terrorists, if he is terrorizing America the terrorist … I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist.”

    His provocative speeches have included one, currently on YouTube, in which he states: “Beware of Muslims saying Osama Bin Laden is right or wrong. I reject them…we don’t know.”

    “But if you ask my view, if given the truth, if he is fighting the enemies of Islam, I am for him.”

    Britain is taking on its “Londonistan” moniker with idiotic fervor and will rue the day they contaminated their country with such vermin.

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

     
  • Quite Rightly 12:53 PM on 05/25/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: terrorism   

    GROUND ZERO MOSQUE COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING TONIGHT, 5/25/10 

    From 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America (via Teresamerica and Patriot’s Corner):

    [The] mosque, located on the top floor of the 15-story building, would have a commanding view of the entire Ground Zero neighborhood.

    I’m trying to imagine what kind of “moderate” Muslims think this is an inspiring view, the site of:

    the worst terrorist attack by extremist Muslims in America’s history; following the attack, 20,000 body parts were recovered in a nine-month operation to remove 1.8 million tons of rubble from Lower Manhattan.

    So inspiring, in fact, that someone was willing to put down almost $5 million in cash to secure the building, even though it is still under consideration for protection as an historical site.

    As we are reminded at Patriot’s Corner, 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America view the plan outlined by the Ground Zero imam to

    “leverage” the mosque’s proximity to Ground Zero to engage in proselytizing and to “grow the Muslim community,” as shockingly insensitive to the history of the site . . .

    Maybe that’s why the rest of the $100 million the mosque is expected to cost will be coming not only from Muslims in the United States, but also from overseas:

    Imam Abdul Rauf … told Asharq Al-Awsat that the Islamic center will be financed through contributions from Muslims in the US, as well as by donations from Arab and Islamic countries. . . .

    From Atlas Shrugs:

    Last week, the finance committee, composed of 12 people, voted unanimously in support of the mosque, after Imam Rauf and his wife, Daisy Khan was made. No one knew about it, no announcement was made. The matter will now go to the full committee (more than 40 people). The full committee will be meeting on May 25. WE NEED YOU ALL TO ATTEND TO VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION. [emphasis mine]

    CB1 has no legal authority. Their “approval” or disapproval is in no way binding on the matter, but the media will be there, and we need to send a message to Rauf, Khan and Mayor Bloomberg: This is wrong.  This will do terrible harm to the 9/11 family community and non- Muslims around the world.

    Meeting Info:

    CB #1 Monthly Meeting – 6:00 PM

    Location: Three Legged Dog Art and Technology Center

    80 Greenwich Street (at Rector Street)

     
  • backyardconservative 9:23 AM on 05/25/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    If America Fails, Freedom Dies 

    The NY Times’s Friedman wants China for a day? What would the world be like if it was all China, all the time. Or worse, as Obama’s America cedes (!)  its leadership. Feckless Europe on bended knee. (Cut off your head)

    If America Fails, Freedom Dies.

    More. Heritage Morning Bell: Slouching Towards Irrelevance

     
    • rubyslipperblog 2:36 PM on 05/25/2010 Permalink | Reply

      What is Friedman smoking? Between him, Paul Krugman and Woody Allen it’s hard to decide which of them is the scariest. Fortunately I don’t think America is ready to let them have their wish that America become China for even a day.

    • backyardconservative 3:28 PM on 05/25/2010 Permalink | Reply

      We always knew these guys thought they knew better what was good for us but to come out openly for dictatorship even for a day is spooky. But then look at how they passed the health care bill.

      • Sherry 3:56 PM on 05/25/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Socialism is always better in theory. Because no one actually wants everything to be fair, just fair for everyone else, excellent for one’s self.

    • backyardconservative 6:10 PM on 05/25/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah and where will the excellence come from if the private sector is decimated

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