Sunday, September 30, 2012


For the last 5 years, the media have shielded Obama from any real scrutiny, protecting their messiah from all potential criticism; abdicating their journalistic responsibilities because they were too busy worshipping The One and dedicating their less than sacred honor to maintaining their delusions about him. Charles Krauthammer speaking recently on the Fox News Special Report All Star Panel said::
“The role of the media in the campaign, they’re an auxiliary of the Obama campaign, they ought to relocate to Chicago to save travel time. If you look at specific issues and how they’re covered, for example, in Charlotte, the removal of Jerusalem from the statement by the party versus the huge amount of coverage that Republicans were given over the abortion language. Or, for example, look at the way the media covered the ‘bump in the road’ comment which if Romney had made would have been a story for a week, versus how they covered the Romney statement when the Cairo Embassy issued a groveling statement about free speech and the video on the day of the first riot outside the U.S. embassy.

“The coverage Obama got on his gaffe, which I think was a major one, was minimal, almost ignored. The Romney story lasted for three days, at a time when the U.S. policy in the region was in collapse, which is almost entirely ignored. I think what we saw in the poll and how people conceive this is exactly right. They watch and they see and it’s quite obvious which way the bias is going. In 2008, you could excuse it as saying they were in the euphoria of the Obama campaign, the idea of the historic advent of the first African-American to the presidency. What is the excuse in 2012?”

[Political cartoons by Glenn Foden}

Euphoria, however, is hardly an excuse for journalistic malfeasance. Let's just call the shills of the media what they really are: The Obama PC Clown Corps.

It happens I've written a little ditty for them to keep their morale high this campaign season....


(sung to the tune of the "Marine Corps Hymn")

From the Halls of Academia
To the Shores of Hope and Change;
We wont't fight our country's battles
Cause war is so deranged;
But we'll fight for social justice
And to spread the wealth around!
We are proud to claim the title of
An Obama PC Clown.

Our progressive cause is all the rage
From dawn to setting sun;
And the dilly-dally dithering
Hides the barrel of our gun;
In the snow of far-off northern states
And in sunny southern towns;
You will find us always on the job--
Obama's PC Clowns.

Here's a toast to our great CIC
Whom we're so proud to serve!
And we'd stand up for our way of life
If we only had the nerve;
If Pelosi, Reid and all the Democrats
Ever doffed their little crowns;
They would find their asses** covered by
Obama's PC Clowns.

**Good suggestion in the comments! Thanks.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden say it is "patriotic" to pay more taxes.

Clearly, they don't remember their American History:

Isn't it time for all of us to become again the "Sons (and Daughters!) of Liberty??

Real American patriotism is founded on economic liberty; and the Obama administration, with its economic policies, astronomical debt, and curtailment of indiviudal freedom is determined to make slaves of us all.

If I may channel the inimitible Biden: They're gonna put you all back in chains.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Nothing in Obama's UN speech reassured me that he had any real committment to freedom of speech. It was just more of the same glib platitudes and postmodern moral equivalency that seems to come smoothly out of the President's mouth on a regular basis.

Obama's actions speak louder than his words:
[cartoon by Eric Allie]

As for his assertion that, "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam", I find that sentiment to be extremely curious. The prophet of Islam and his minions represent the single greatest force in the world today pushing for tyranny and repression. I intend to slander them wholeheartedly, enthusiastically and freely, whenever I can.

On a different and more positive note, just a short distance away from the UN at about the same time that Obama was pontificating, Mitt Romney also gave a speech. It was, unfortunately, under-reported, since most journalists are easily awed by the oratory manipulations of O. But it is worth listening to if you have a few minutes:

Monday, September 24, 2012


The Turkish Prime Minister says that Islamophobia should be a "crime against humanity." But I agree with Mr. Condell in the video below, that it is ISLAM which is the crime against humanity.

It can't really be said better than this:

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Americans apparently are not permitted, even in our supposedly free society, to say anything nasty about Islam, Mohammed or Allah.

On the other hand, it goes without saying that Christianity, Jesus and God are fair game for attack.

Americans are not permitted to question how peaceful Islam is--even when hordes of its adherents appear to believe that it is not only "OK" to kill innocents in the name of their vicious god, it is a moral imperative to do so.

And, Americans, at least, no longer have to wait for CAIR or other "peaceful" Muslim advocacy groups (it's in quotes because the juxtaposition of "peaceful" and "Muslim" is oxymoronic) to file the appropriate complaint with the appropriate politically correct organization in the oh so politically correct Obama administration--We have a President and a Justice Department who will do it for them!

Can a UN Resolution denouncing blasphemy against Islam be far behind? And, why wouldn't Obama and his UN mouthpiece Susan Rice (who beclowned herself on all the networks recently) support such a resolution in solidarity with the "peaceful" nations of Islam who are demanding that this happen, even as they persecute Christians and Jews and any other religious beliefs in their own countries, cites and homes.

As the late Christopher Hitchens noted "The useless and meaningless term Islamophobia, now widely used as a bludgeon of moral blackmail, is "testimony to the effectiveness of all of the horrific violence and intimidation, including public beheadings" done in the name of Islam's god.

The truth is that "Islamophobia" is not a phobia at all-- it is a completely rational fear of an insane and irrational movement that threatens to swallow the world. Being afraid of the "religion of peace" after the innumerable acts of violence, terror and depravity committed in the name of its god across the globe is not an exaggerated response to its savagery; it is not at all inexplicable; and most certainly it is not illogical in the slightest.

Being afraid of ruthless moral savages who fanatically believe in Islam as they continually denounce and limit freedom of speech and thought; as well as spit on all the key values of Western civilization, is far from a phobia--rather, it is a natural response to the sad reality of Islam as it is practiced in much of the Middle East and around the world.

This is not to say that there are not some rational and reasonable Muslims who decry what is being done. I'm sure there are many. But they cannot or will not stand against the violence for long. They are simply too cowed and frightened by the thugs who we see on TV day in and day out who speak for Islam.

And, who wouldn't be? These same moral savages think nothing of killing those in their own religion if it suits their purposes: especially if they question or disagree with the brutality.

The leaders of the Islamic world have long desired to mandate a sort of meta-Islamophobia--i.e., an Islamophobicphobia, that is, to inculcate a horrific fear of even making the slightest criticizine Islam for fear of being thought Islamophobic and therefore beyond the pale..

There is much written both in the Middle East and in the West about the proposition that Islam is "under siege" and that hatred of Islam is a rising concern. Riots, let alone mere complaints against individuals who satirize and mock the religion are getting all too common. The delicate sensibilities of Muslims are so finely tuned for any possible affront to their religion, their sad little prophet, or their blood-thirsty god, that they appear to be unable to appreciate that killing people indiscriminantly in the name said god or prophet only demonstrates their own moral, cultural, and religious bankruptcy.

If Islam is "under siege" or becomes so, its practitioners have only themselves to blame. I am sure that I am among millions and millions of those who didn't give a single thought to Islam or about Mohammed prior to the last 11 years. I rather liked my life being Islam-free, Mohammed-free and mostly Allah-free.

But now that they have forced me to think about them, I can see that "live and let live is not one of their beliefs; rather, it is "submit or die."

I do not intend to do either.

Those those who deny the reality of the threat of Islam to freedom and civilization; or prentend that it doesn't exist are not only reluctant to admit that the wave of terror and irrational hatred sweeping the world is specifically associated with the religion of Islam; always seem to immediately blame the victims of the terror and the objects of the irrational hatred as the one's responsible for its existence.

Islam and its teachings are frequently given a free pass by both the political left and the always submissive media. Shouts of "God is Great" that precede each atrocity apparently have nothing to do with what is written in the Quran.

It is getting harder and harder to keep a straight face at the knee-jerk denial and sanctimonious utterings of the Obama Adminsitration and its minions, let alone organizations like CAIR and UN "human rights" committees, who encourage and enable the violence and terror in the name of some bizarre quest for acceptance from the savages.

Meanwhile, as institutionalized anti-semitism becomes all too acceptable and its putrid hate seeps like a toxic cloud into all the nations of the world, all reasonable peoples can see the Islamic noose that begins to tighten around Israel, surrounded on all sides by nations of moral savages. Meanwhile, our enlightened left, including many deluded American Jews, only seem to be able to see the actions of Israel as threatening to world peace.

The Obama Administration has sold Israel down the Euphrates River (or maybe the (De-Nile River). On the surface, it seems inexplicable and unreal; yet, the progressive, postmodern left feel oppressed by Christianity and Judaism/Israel for one reason and one reason alone: the ideology of the left and that of Islam are fundamentally similar.

Both intend to impose ideological sharia on the world, if they can get away with it. Both are willing to use the other to help them do it; and both reject reason, objective truth, and reality as a matter of ideological and philosophical principle.

Each responds to criticism and mockery in the same manner--one with the ubiquitous charge of "racism" and the other with the equally ridiculous charge of "Islamophobia"

In using these "dogwhistle" epithets to attack anyone with whom theiy ideologically disagree, they forget that it is only dogs who are structured to hear that kind of whistle to begin with.


Anyone who by now has not realized that most Muslims, by reason of their deafening silence alone, have given carte blanche to the fanatics in their midst, is either completely out of touch with reality, or living on another planet (e.g., planet Obama).

The leftist doctrines of Multiculturalism and political correctness, of course, are on their side in this bizarre Muslim sense of entitlement.....which is exactly why all of a sudden we are seeing multiculturalism being rejected in many parts of Europe for the leftist scam it is (see here and here for further discussion of how the left has aided and abetted Islamic fanatics by making it easy for them to undermine western values and institutions--hell, the left sees them as an important ally in that regard).

So, let me say for the record that I utterly reject being labeled as "Islamophobic". Rather, I have a healthy, rational fear of a religion that aggressively seeks either my submission or death and will fight with every means at my disposal to stop the spread of their toxic ideology.

I have a healthy fear of a religion that accepts the deliberate torture and murder of those they deem "blasphemous."

Anyone who accurately highlights the ongoing barbarism and moral depravity of this religion should be celebrated in the West--that is, they would be, if the countries and leadership of Western Civilization still had any moral decency or sense of morality at all.

But the moral compass of Western Civilization was long ago perverted by the postmodern political left and their moral relativism.

And another thing: the word "Islamophobia" is bandied around as if it were somehow a complementary concept for Muslims, similar to what "antisemitism" is for Jews.

This is objectively not the case.

There has been no wholesale exploitation or abuse of Muslims anywhere in the world--except by other Muslims (Saddam and the Taliban come to mind; as well as all the other oppressive regimes in the Middle East, like Libya, Iran, Lebanon, Syria etc.). There has been no genocide of Muslims--except by other Muslims . There have been no systematic outrages perpetrated on the people of Islam--except by other people of Islam. Palestinians suffer (and have suffered) more at the hands of their "sympathetic" Muslim brothers and sisters in other countries of the Middle East--none of whom can be bothered to allow them to live in their own countries except in "camps" (several generations of Palestinians have now lived in sordid and primitive conditions in Lebanon and elsewhere because of the "generosity" and "support" of their Muslim siblings).

And further, if you are someone who believes Israel has oppressed the Palestinians; consider just for a moment the fact that the poor Palestinians would much rather kill Jews and each other than work to better their own lot in life--even after multiple Israeli concessions for peace.

Let me be clear that I am not saying that real Islamophobic behavior cannot be the result of projection or paranoia on the part of some individuals or groups. For it is the case that ANY CONVENIENT GROUP MAY BE USED TO PROJECT ONE'S OWN UNACCEPTABLE FEELINGS ONTO. Historically, however, it has been the Jews who have been the recipients of such pathology.

The leaders of Islam appear to suffer from a bad case of "victim envy"; for all intents and purposes desirous of acquiring the label of victim even as they go around victimizing the rest of the world with their suicidal rage; and even as they plan the final solution for the demonized Jewish population.

Objectively, there is just no case at all to support the idea that other groups are systematically or institutionally "projecting" their own unacceptable feelings or acting out toward the Muslim population at large; nor are the scant number of individual cases of prejudice very compelling either; despite the unbelievable rhetorical flourishes of the political left and other Islamic radical apologists.

On the contrary, there is much evidence to suggest that the world is trying its best (perhaps trying too hard) to be decent and give as much leeway to Islamic anger as is possible; and is even bending over backwards to make sure Muslims understand that they are being treated equally, or even more equally in some cases, with all other religions and groups. How's that working out, do you suppose?

When "Islamophobia" is used as a bludgeon to accuse and attack anyone who makes the mildest criticism of Islam--no matter how well-meaning that criticism may be--the attack becomes yet another psychological projection by Muslims that deflects and hides their own sense of shame, humiliation and inferiority.

I seriously doubt that Islam or Arab culture would have any impact on the world today; and the rest of the world could comfortably watch as that culture rushing toward primitivism and obsolescence was eventually consigned to the dustbin of history.

In the end, both anti-Semitism and the accusations of Islamophobia are parallel symptoms of a single disease that is running rampant in Islamic countries and among those raised in a religion that thrives on hatred and violence, but somehow manages to believe in its heart that it is loving and peaceful and following the will of God.

No amount of leftist PC sunshine and lollipops can change the fact that Islamic culture enables and encourages the worst of human nature; as does the whole anti-human, anti-reality, postmodern progressive agenda.

I suppose it would be way too much to hope for that President Obama would courageously and aggressively defend freedom of speech and stand up for America's values instead of apologize for them when he speaks at the UN this week--but I can dream, can't I?

UPDATE: Pakistan says it is time for the US to "rethink" free speech. I would dearly like to have the President of the US tell them to go to hell. I certainly have no problem passing on that message to them.

UPDATE II: I agree with VDH: Please, Mr. President, no more apologies for free speech.

Friday, September 21, 2012


So now we have a video made for the Pakistani audience with President Obama and Hillary Clinton explaining how much they despise that nasty, awful, insensitive video someone made about Mohammed, and boasting about America's religious tolerance (especially toward religiously intolerant Muslims).
The 30-second U.S. announcement, subtitled in Urdu, shows Obama saying the U.S. rejects “all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.” Clinton is shown saying, “the United States government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. We absolutely reject its content and message.”

These representatives of American values somehow neglect to mention at any point in the video how much Freedom of Speech is valued in this country. (Or, is it anymore?? Maybe that's yet another freedom being flushed down the toilet of hopenchange....)

I guess the Obama Apology Tour rolls on, undaunted by reality!

It's just worked out so well, hasn't it, in the last 3 years? If we go back just a bit in history: remember the Mohammed cartoon jihad? The cartoon riots only escalated even as the western leaders bent over backwards to appease and mollify the sociopathic bullies of Islam.

I regret to inform those that support the constant apologizing, that the increasingly violent Islamic response to appeasement, solicitation, and understanding has always been completely predictable from a psychological perspective. Bullies will always push the envelope of bad behavior when they think they can get away with it.

Here's a tip for the clueless Obama Administration and their supporters:


UPDATE: The Administration policy toward the Middle East "has descended into liberal incoherence..." It didn't have very far to descend, actually.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


You've got to give the Obama campaign credit for grandiosity, if nothing else, with this latest form of self-mutilation designed, one assumes, to show the proper adoration of The One and his policies. As, Jonah Goldberg remarks, why stop at a mere marker that can wash off?

For True Believers, why not make your support permanent? A tattoo? An implant? The options are legion!

And, just imagine! If the Obamessiah by some divine miracle actually wins the election despite the incredible damage he is doing in this country and the world, why shouldn't such a public declaration of support and adoration become mandatory?

I can see it now, the mandatory "O" marking us all as his loyal minions

Wait...this sounds familiar somhow....haven't I read about this somewhere before?


Must be my wild imagination.... but you have to admit, it is creepy.

UPDATE: The creepiness continues: Let's all pledge allegience to The One!
(h/t Instapundit)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


I never thought I would see the day that Liberty itself was crucified on the altar of political correctness; but I can now see the outline of the cross on the horizon:
On a day when Egypt is appeasing its mob by issuing arrest warrants for the people responsible for the film (a capital offense there, do note), this is what’s running in the biggest paper in Los Angeles. Turns out the author, Sarah Chayes, is a former assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which is no surprise. As Matt Welch notes, lately the strongest pressure on private citizens to limit their criticism of Islam has come from the top of the Pentagon. Bob Gates called Terry Jones when he first threatened to burn a Koran to ask him to stand down, then Martin Dempsey called him again a few days ago when the Mohammed movie broke big. Not content with asking citizens not to make Islamists mad, Chayes wants to blow a hole through the First Amendment using Supreme Court precedent so that they can be compelled to shut up.

The disgusting and fundamentally anti-American article from the LA Times referenced above, follows Administration thugs coming in the middle of the night to bring the blasphemer in for questioning; as a General in the U.S. Military calls some pastor to discuss his tendency to burn Korans.

Those of us who have noted over the years the cozy, ideological relationship between the political left and radical Islam are not surprised by this behavior (see here and here as only two examples--and there are many more on this blog). It makes perfect metaphysical, epistemological and ethical sense, since Radical Islam and today's progressive, postmodern leftists--led by the current President of the United States, sadly-share the same philosophical premises as any run of the mill suicide bomber. Only their behavior has not yet escalated to the violence of the bomber, since they do not yet have to resort to violence to achieve their sharia.

Make no mistake, however, this is the prelude to the end of America. A prelude to the end of the precious IDEA that is America.

In less than 4 years, the Bill of Rights is well on its way to being supplanted by Islamic blasphemy laws with the purpose of restricting free speech; while at the same time all the President's men and women are intent on limiting the rights of Christians to practice their religion in the public sphere; and turning a blind eye to Iran's dream of a world without Israel or the Jews.

The progressive dream of a "living, breathing Constitution" that can change with the whim of a future dictator can now be seen to personify that document so that it can once and for all be distorted, maimed and even murdered by the postmodern elite.

Mitt Romney is excoriated by a Rodeo Clown Media because he dared to speak several Truths (about dependence on government by almost half of the US population; and the unremitting Palestinian and Arab hatred of Jews and Israel) that no one in the medial or on the left wants to hear.

When Truths are gleefuly proclaimed as gaffes; when Islamic terrorism in Egypt and Libya and around the globe is treated as if it were a criminal matter, instead of a matter of national security; when speaking out against Islam in the United States of America is treated as a possible crime by our own government; when our "free" media thinks the big story is Mitt Romney's daring to criticize Supreme Leader Obama when our Libyan Ambassador and others are murdered and the black flags of Al Qaeda fly over US embassies around the world; when you have a privileged, entitled jackass like Sandra Fluke (who demands that you pay for her birth control) highlighted and celebrated by a major political party--then you know that the American idea of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is coming to a catastrophic an end, not with a bang, but a whimper.

The very essence of America is what is at stake this November.

It may already be too late to turn things around. I hope not. Four years ago, I would never have thought it possible, but now I think that it is more than probable. We have been dragged to the edge of a moral, political, and economic cliff.

If Barack Obama were running against a dishrag, I would vote for the dishrag.

UPDATE: Here is the video of Mitt Romney, which supposedly is so controversial. Quite frankly, I like him even more as a candidate and don't think his views are particularly extreme since they are based on truth. In particular, I liked the foreign policy aspects of his remarks and am reassured that he is not spineless or apologetic about American exceptionalism and power--like our current CIC. (NOTE: There is some controversy about whether this has been selectively edited by Mother Jones)