Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Mother sad daughter didn't carry out bombing
21-year-old Palestinian arrested on way to suicide attack at hospital

The mother of a woman arrested in a suicide-bombing attempt told a Palestinian TV interviewer she was upset by her daughter's capture, but only because it meant the 21-year-old wouldn't be able to kill Israelis targeted for attack, including children.

The mother of Wafa Al-Bas – arrested at the Erez border crossing last June concealing a 20-pound bomb under her clothing – spoke to official Palestinian Authority television in a segment translated by Israel-based Palestinian Media Watch. - More @ WND - LGF

Monday, February 27, 2006

Yahoo! Joins The Police State

Yahoo! link confirmed in second Chinese dissident case
Court papers about cyberdissident Li Zhi confirm that Yahoo! collaborated with the Chinese authorities, according to media watchdog Reporters Without Borders. Yahoo! and local competitor Sina both provided evidence that allowed the Chinese to imprison Li.

Li, a 35-year-old ex-civil servant from Dazhou in south west China, was given an eight-year jail sentence in December 2003 for "inciting subversion" over comments criticising official corruption posted on online discussion groups. He was also accused of mixing with the banned China Democracy Party online. More @ The Register

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Recommended Listening For The Week

Madness - One Step Beyond - 1979

Just Another Day?

Palestinian mourners carry bodies during a funeral in the West Bank city of Nablus on February 24, 2006. Israeli occupation troops killed five Palestinians on Thursday in Nablus and Balata Refugee Camp. ... Early Friday, the IOF killed two Palestinians it said were planting bomb - Palestinian Information Centre

Reading the articles linked above and below I was blown away by the matter of fact tone. I have seen more sensational articles in our local paper about resort parties on the May long weekend. We have no idea do we?

4 Armed Palestinians Killed In Weekend Violence In Gaza - Haaretz

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Don't Piss Him Off

Stewart Ready To Move On After Daytona Drama

Between the warm breeze that blew through the Nextel Cup garage, the scenic mountains in the background and having a fast car in practice, Tony Stewart was feeling good.

"I'm calm, cool and collected,'' Stewart told a cluster of reporters on Saturday from the back of his hauler at California Speedway. "You're going to have to work real hard to tick me off today.''

Several tried. - More @ Nascar

A Call To Action

The cartoon wars took a turn for the worse today when a fatwa was issued against beloved cartoon characters Tom & Jerry. It's getting serious now folks, they're not just after the cartoonists but now they want to destroy our cartoon characters as well. Its on thing for the Iranians to have nukes, but when they go after Tom & Jerry, its WAR!

Tom and Jerry – a Jewish makeover?
Iranian official says cartoon is conspiracy to improve image of mice, Jews. - WND & Memri

Pretty Vacant Still

Sex Pistols Spit On Hall Of Fame Honor
The Sex Pistols have opted out on appearing at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The groundbreaking English punk rock group officially declined the honor -- to be handed out March 13 at a dinner and performance at the Waldorf Astoria in New York -- in a crudely scrawled, mispunctuated handwritten message posted on the band's Web site Friday. - More @
Hollywood Reporter

Olympic Highlights

Hughes wins 5,000, Klassen 3rd
Canada's Clara Hughes poured on the speed over the final lap to snatch the gold medal from teammate Cindy Klassen in the women's 5,000 metres at the Torino Olympic Winter Games. - CBC

Klassen Finishes With 5 Medals

Canadian Men Take Silver

The men's relay team won silver in the short-track 5,000-metre relay race. South Korea won gold and the United States took the bronze.

Eric Bedard of Ste-Thecle, Que., Francois-Louis Tremblay of Alma, Que., Charles Hamelin of Sainte-Julie, Que., and Mathieu Turcotte of Sherbrooke, Que., had a time of 6:43.707. - CTV

Canadian Medals Listing Here

Medal Count By Country Here

Well done Canadians!

Mr Chicken Bites It

Veteran TV actor Don Knotts dead at age 81

Don Knotts, who kept generations of TV audiences laughing as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show and would-be swinger landlord Ralph Furley on Three's Company, has died.

He was 81.

Knotts died Friday night of pulmonary and respiratory complications at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, said Sherwin Bash, his friend and manager. - CTV

See ya funny guy, thanks for all the laughs.

Not Worth Helping

Michelle Malkin: THE THANKS WE GET

Despite millions in aid and a massive relief effort these people still hate the West.

Friday, February 24, 2006

More Gold For Canada

Gushue Wins Curling Gold - CBC

Medal Standings by Country

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Martyr Of The Week

Fresh from the Hamas website, The Martyr Of The Week.

...After Ahmad carried out the operation in Be’r Al-Saba, his father said, "I didn't imagine that my son would be a martyr, and the one to avenge the Zionist aggression against us. Even if he told me that he is going to carry out an operation against the Zionist forces, I will tell him to go and do it.”

Ahmad’s father added that Zionist forces are responsible for the violence since they did not release more than 7000 prisoners; and they were responsible for killing thousands of Palestinians. He stated, “We have the right to defend ourselves since our children and women are killed daily.”

On 31-08-2004, Ahmad and Nasim Al-Jabari entered two Zionist buses and blew up the two buses. 16 Zionists were killed and 100 were injured. - Ezzedeen AL-Qassam Brigades

You can't negotiate with this type of phsycotic mentality.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Clinton On Free Speech

Former US president Bill Clinton on Friday condemned the publication of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) caricatures by European newspapers and urged countries concerned to convict the publishers.

Talking to reporters after meeting Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz in Islamabad, Clinton said he disagreed with the caricatures and that the publication was against religious and ethical norms. Clinton said he had no objection to peaceful demonstrations being held worldwide, but this was not the time for violence. He said it was the time to promote inter-faith harmony and stand together on the issue.

He said the people’s religious convictions should be respected at all costs and the media should be disallowed to play with the religious sentiments of other faiths. He said the media could criticise any issue including governments and people, but nobody had the right to play with the sentiments of other faiths.

Daily Times Via NewsBusters

Oh really?

Landslide Devastation

The devastation in the Philipines and the efforts to find the lost.
Army Times

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Recommended Listening For The Week

Steely Dan - The Royal Scam (1976)

Group Incentives At Nascar

Freakonomics with A Creative NASCAR Incentive

Tolerance To Muslims Is A One Way Street

Realigning tolerance: Our options in the collision between free speech and Islam


Evil Tidings From Nascar

Johnson Captures First Daytona 500 Victory

Top 10
1 #48 Jimmie Johnson
2 #42 Casey Mears
3 #12 Ryan Newman
4 #38 Elliott Sadler
5 #20 Tony Stewart
6 #07 Clint Bowyer
7 #25 Brian Vickers
8 #8 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
9 #21 Ken Schrader
10 #88 Dale Jarrett


Demonstrators In Germany, Nice.


Thursday, February 16, 2006

MSM Cracks Up

The Question Everyone's Asking
Michelle Malkin on the ongoing lack of any media integrity.

Kate At Small Dead Animals Weighs In With Thanks To The MSM On Reaching A Milestone - 2 Million, Further Thoughts

NewsBusters Has More On the NYT
- NYT: Still No Mohammad Cartoons, But Old Abu Ghraib Photo Fit to Print

North American Patriot - A Tale of Two Images

Looks A Bit Like Mac OS X?

Ten Reasons to Buy Windows Vista
And 5 Reasons Not To

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you probably know that the latest version of Windows--called Vista--is due to hit store shelves later this year (in time for the holidays, Microsoft tells us). The successor to
Windows XP offers a little something for everyone, from eye-catching graphics and new bundled applications to more-rigorous security. In fact, there is so much in the new operating system that it can be tough to get a handle on it all. More @ Yahoo

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Hackers Fight Back

Cracks In the Wall
By Richard C. Morais
Hacker dissidents are chipping away at Chinese censorship.

In a windowless room in New York City, a computer engineer with owlish glasses--call her “Jenny Chen”--peers at a color-coded bar graph on her PC screen. Her group is launching attacks on the Chinese wall of censorship that blocks access to sites discussing verboten topics like civil rights and democracy. The graph displays how many Chinese that month evaded the country’s censorship to condemn the Chinese Communist Party.

Chen, a Beijing-born woman of about 40, runs her own it businesses. Her group, and like-minded “hacktivists” (as they call themselves) spread around the globe, are chipping away at the Golden Shield, the term that describes the filtering system that censors the Internet and e-mail of China’s 110 million Internet users. The invaders slip contraband words and ideas in and out of the country via such means as mass e-mails, proxy servers that aren’t yet blacked out and code words that aren’t yet on government blacklists.

Arrayed in battle against the hackers are the Chinese Communist Party and an assortment of Western firms that provide the hardware, software and search services that make the Chinese Internet run: Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Nortel Networks, Sun Microsystems and Yahoo. These companies are in a bind. They cannot do business in China except on terms dictated by the Chinese authorities, and that means zapping Web traffic that strays too far from the party line. But if they comply they become, in the eyes of Chinese dissidents, collaborators with an oppressive regime. More @ FrontPageMag

Monday, February 13, 2006

Steyn On Gutless Europe

Toon-deaf Europe is taking the wrong stand
From Europe's biggest-selling newspaper, the Sun: ''Furious Muslims have blasted adult shop [i.e., sex shop] Ann Summers for selling a blowup male doll called Mustafa Shag."

Not literally "blasted" in the Danish Embassy sense, or at least not yet. Quite how Britain's Muslim Association found out about Mustafa Shag in order to be offended by him is not clear. It may be that there was some confusion: given that "blowup males" are one of Islam's leading exports, perhaps some believers went along expecting to find Ahmed and Walid modeling the new line of Semtex belts. Instead, they were confronted by just another filthy infidel sex gag. The Muslim Association's complaint, needless to say, is that the sex toy "insults the Prophet Muhammad -- who also has the title al-Mustapha.''

In a world in which Danish cartoons insult the prophet and Disney Piglet mugs insult the prophet and Burger King chocolate ice-cream swirl designs insult the prophet, maybe it would just be easier to make a list of things that don't insult him. Nonetheless, the Muslim Association wrote to the Ann Summers sex-shop chain, "We are asking you to have our Most Revered Prophet's name 'Mustafa' and the afflicted word 'shag' removed."

If I were a Muslim, I'd be "hurt" and "humiliated" that the revered prophet's name is given not to latex blowup males but to so many real blowup males: The leader of the 9/11 plotters? Mohammed Atta. The British Muslim who self-detonated in a Tel Aviv bar? Asif Mohammed Hanif. The gunman who shot up the El Al counter at LAX? Heshamed Mohamed Hedayet. The former U.S. Army sergeant who masterminded the slaughter at the embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania? Ali Mohamed. The murderer of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh? Mohammed Bouyeri. The notorious Sydney gang rapist? Mohammed Skaf. The Washington sniper? John Allen Muhammed. If I were a Muslim, I would be deeply offended that the prophet's name is the preferred appellation of so many killers and suicide bombers on every corner of the earth. More @ Chicago Sun-Times

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Pull Out, Stay Home

Danes in Indonesia 'Under Threat'
Danish nationals have been urged to leave Indonesia over fears they may be targeted in the row over cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad. - BBC

Indonesia Laments Danish Pullout

Indonesia says Denmark's decision to withdraw its diplomats was "hasty". - BBC

Captain Ed has an English tranlation of an editorial from Per Nyholm of Jyllands-Posten in Denmark

...Perhaps it's time we started mopping up this mess. Perhaps Editor-in-Chief Carsten Juste ought to remove his apology which has gone stale sitting so long on the front page of our internet edition and which does not seem to interest madmen. Perhaps our government ought to announce to Mona Omar Attia, the strange Ambassador of Egypt, that she is persona non grata.

Perhaps it ought to be announced to the ambassadors that have been called home to fictive consultations in the Middle East that they may spare themselves the cost of the return ticket.

To the degree it is possible, The Lying Imams ought probably to be expelled. And then we ought to make an effort for the Moslems who in a difficult situation have proven themselves to be true Citizens.

We, for our part, have no wish to be a burden for the arab governments. We will happily withdraw our soldiers, policemen and diplomats. If they think our money smells, we will stop our aid. Our trade must make do as well as it can. We promise to not bear a grudge and, in time, we will be glad to return, but we are through with the hypocrisy. We have better things to do than being pissed upon at our own expense.

Turn down our activity in the Middle East. This world holds other opportunities...

Two Faced

British imam praises London Tube bombers

A LEADING imam in the mosque where the July 7 bombers worshipped has hailed their terrorist attack on London as a “good” act in a secretly taped conversation with an undercover reporter.

Hamid Ali, spiritual leader of the mosque in West Yorkshire, said it had forced people to take notice when peaceful meetings and conferences had no impact.

He also praised the bombers as the “children” of Abdullah al-Faisal, a firebrand Muslim cleric, who was convicted of inciting murder and racial hatred in 2003.

Ali revealed that the leader of the London suicide bombers had attended sermons in Yorkshire by al-Faisal and tapes of al-Faisal’s teachings were still circulating within his mosque.

Al-Faisal, who has branded non-Muslims as “cockroaches” ripe for extermination, is serving a seven-year prison sentence but is eligible for early release next week. More @ The Times

Saturday, February 11, 2006

The Home Front

Round 2

US prepares military blitz against Iran's nuclear sites
Strategists at the Pentagon are drawing up plans for devastating bombing raids backed by submarine-launched ballistic missile attacks against Iran's nuclear sites as a "last resort" to block Teheran's efforts to develop an atomic bomb.

Central Command and Strategic Command planners are identifying targets, assessing weapon-loads and working on logistics for an operation, the Sunday Telegraph has learnt.

They are reporting to the office of Donald Rumsfeld, the defence secretary, as America updates plans for action if the diplomatic offensive fails to thwart the Islamic republic's nuclear bomb ambitions. Teheran claims that it is developing only a civilian energy programme. - More @ Telegraph

Iran 'could quit nuclear treaty' - BBC
Iran rejects call to freeze nuclear program - CTV
Ahmadinejad: Israel 'Will Be Removed' - Jihad Watch
Iran's Manhattan Project Gaining Speed - LGF

Friday, February 10, 2006

Gratuitous Fishing Picture

Wishin' I was fishin'

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Thanks Guys

“2-2-Bravo” gives a thumbs up after returning from their final mission on the busy streets of Kandahar City. After six months of patrols supporting the Provincial Reconstruction Team, at Camp Nathan Smith in Afghanistan, they will leave shortly to return home to Canada to join their families. (L-R) are Master Corporal Jason Keen, Corporal Chance Fiessel, Master Corporal Gillis, Private Steve Price, Section Commander Sergeant Ken Lockie, Pte. Jason Taylor, Pte Chris Berube and Pte. Shane Iverson.

The Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) is composed of about 250 soldiers mainly from Land Force Western Area (LFWA) and 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG), located in Edmonton Alberta. The PRT brings together Canadian military personnel, civilian police, diplomats and aid workers in an integrated effort to reinforce the authority of the Afghan government in and around Kandahar, and to help stabilize the region. To achieve these goals, the PRT conducts security patrols, contributes labour and resources to local reconstruction efforts, supports local governance institutions, and facilitates reforms in the security sector. - DND

Four Canadian soldiers slightly wounded in roadside bombing in Afghanistan

Four Canadian soldiers escaped with bumps, bruises and a concussion after a roadside bomb exploded next to their light armoured vehicle in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, part of an escalating campaign by insurgents resisting U.S.-and NATO-led forces.

The unidentified soldiers were riding in a 21-tonne LAV-3 armoured vehicle when the explosion occurred 50 kilometres north of Kandahar. They did not require hospitalization, said a Canadian military spokesman. The attack came less than a month after a Canadian diplomat was killed and three soldiers seriously wounded by a suicide bomber in Kandahar.

The troops wounded in the Thursday evening attack are part of a 2,200-member Canadian force known as Task Force Orion that is gearing up to take over patrols in the volatile, ultra-conservative region. - CP


Iran to hang teenage girl attacked by rapists

Tehran, Iran, Jan. 07 – An Iranian court has sentenced a teenage rape victim to death by hanging after she weepingly confessed that she had unintentionally killed a man who had tried to rape both her and her niece.

The state-run daily Etemaad reported on Saturday that 18-year-old Nazanin confessed to stabbing one of three men who had attacked the pair along with their boyfriends while they were spending some time in a park west of the Iranian capital in March 2005.

Nazanin, who was 17 years old at the time of the incident, said that after the three men started to throw stones at them, the two girls’ boyfriends quickly escaped on their motorbikes leaving the pair helpless.

She described how the three men pushed her and her 16-year-old niece Somayeh onto the ground and tried to rape them, and said that she took out a knife from her pocket and stabbed one of the men in the hand.

As the girls tried to escape, the men once again attacked them, and at this point, Nazanin said, she stabbed one of the men in the chest. The teenage girl, however, broke down in tears in court as she explained that she had no intention of killing the man but was merely defending herself and her younger niece from rape, the report said.

The court, however, issued on Tuesday a sentence for Nazanin to be hanged to death. More @ Iran Focus

Books Banned In Cuba

Since this is a list of books banned in Cuba, it should serve as a list of required reading for us. Happy Reading!

1. Amnesty International. Amnesty International Report, 1999.
2. Ash, Timothy Garton. The Magic Lantern.
3. Cabrera Infante, Guillermo. View of Dawn in the Tropics.
4. Constitution of the United States of America.
5. Courtois, Stephane, et al. The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression.
6.Cumerlato, Corinne and Denis Rousseau. La Isla del Doctor Castro: La Transición Secuestrado.
7. Diamond, Larry and Marc F. Plattner, eds. The Global Resurgence of Democracy.
8. Díaz-Briquets, Sergio and Jorge F. Pérez-López. Conquering Nature: The Environmental Legacy of Socialism in Cuba.
9. Edwards, Jorge. Persona Non Grata: A Memoir of Disenchantment with the Cuban Revolution.
10. Fernández Revuelta, Alina. Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba.
11. Franqui, Carlos. Diary of the Cuban Revolution.
12. Franqui, Carlos. Family Portrait with Fidel: A Memoir.
13. Furet, Francois. The Passing of an Illusion: The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century.
14. Geyer, Georgie Anne. Guerrilla Prince.
15. Gutiérrez Boronat, Orland. Hacia la gran nación.
16. Harrison, Lawrence E. Underdevelopment Is a State of Mind: The Latin American Case.
17. Havel, Vaclav. Living in Truth.
18. --. The Art of the Impossible.
19. --. Toward a Civil Society: Selected Speeches and Writings, 1990 – 1994.
20. --. The Power of the Powerless: Citizens Against the State in Central-Eastern Europe.
21. Human Rights Watch. Cuba’s Repressive Machinery: Human Rights Forty Years After the Revolution.
22. King, Martin Luther Jr. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
23. Matos, Húber. Cómo Llegó La Noche.
24. McDowell, Josh. Evidence that Demands a Verdict.
25. Mesa-Lago; Carmelo, Alberto Arenas; and Malena Barro. Market, Socialist, and Mixed Economies : Comparative Policy and Performance--Chile, Cuba, and Costa Rica.
26. Michnik, Adam. Letters from Prison.
27. Muller, Alberto and Oswaldo Payá. El Proyecto Varela.
28. Oppenheimer, Andrés. Castro’s Final Hour: An Eyewitness Account of the Disintegration of Castro’s Cuba.
29. Orwell, George. 1984.
30. --. Animal Farm.
31. Rojas, Rafael. José Martí: La Invención de Cuba.
32. Roosevelt, Eleanor, et al. Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
33. Sakharov, Andrei. Sakharov Speaks.
34. Solzhenitsyn, Alexander. Letters to the Soviet Leaders.
35.Walensa, Lech. A Way of Hope.

More @ Babalublog

There is also more info there on the evil American Library Association's support for Castro's book burning. Strange bedfellows indeed.

h/t Pajamas Media

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Are They Rioting In Egypt?

Rantings of a Sandmonkey sez that the evil cartoons were printed in Egypt last fall. Check the newspaper scans.

h/t Malkin & LGF

Monday, February 06, 2006

Recommended Listening For The Week

Original Cover
So Long, Bannatyne/ # 10 [Best of] [Original recording remastered]
The Guess Who

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Another Dead Terrorist

Islamic Jihad's top bombmaker killed by Israeli missile

The senior explosives expert for Islamic Jihad and another Palestinian militant died when Israeli missiles hit two cars in Gaza City on Sunday night, the group says.

Islamic Jihad confirmed that the attack killed Adnan Bustan, 28.

The group said Bustan was in charge of Islamic Jihad's engineering and manufacturing unit, which produces rockets and explosives.

Islamic Jihad officials identified the other dead militant as Jihad al-Sawafiri, 31, who was believed to have led an Islamic Jihad rocket firing squad.

The group has claimed responsibility for several rocket attacks on Israel in recent days, including one on Friday that wounded three Israelis, including a baby. More @ CBC

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Trouble In Utopia

Government drive against Cuba's reviled 'new rich' mainly hits average Cubans

President Fidel Castro is pursuing a campaign against Cuba's "new rich," accusing them of corruption and moral decay in his quest to erase class differences threatening the utopian ideals of his communist regime.

Violators face possible jail time and loss of state jobs as the government tries to eliminate a thriving black market that supplies Cubans and tourists with everything from gasoline and cooking oil to illicit meals of lobster served in small, private restaurants.

Yet "rich" is a mushy term on an island where state pay averages just $12 US a month - a wage virtually impossible to live on even with heavily subsidized government services and mostly free housing. Many of Castro's targets are simply poor Cubans who steal from the state to make ends meet. More @ CP

Sensitivity Or Death

'Sensitivity' can have brutal consequences
Mark Steyn

I long ago lost count of the number of times I've switched on the TV and seen crazy guys jumping up and down in the street, torching the Stars and Stripes and yelling ''Death to the Great Satan!'' Or torching the Union Jack and yelling ''Death to the Original If Now Somewhat Arthritic And Semi-Retired Satan!'' But I never thought I'd switch on the TV and see the excitable young lads jumping up and down in Jakarta, Lahore, Aden, Hebron, etc., etc., torching the flag of Denmark.

Denmark! Even if you were overcome with a sudden urge to burn the Danish flag, where do you get one in a hurry in Gaza? Well, OK, that's easy: the nearest European Union Humanitarian Aid and Intifada-Funding Branch Office. But where do you get one in an obscure town on the Punjabi plain on a Thursday afternoon? If I had a sudden yen to burn the Yemeni or Sudanese flag on my village green, I haven't a clue how I'd get hold of one in this part of New Hampshire. Say what you like about the Islamic world, but they show tremendous initiative and energy and inventiveness, at least when it comes to threatening death to the infidels every 48 hours for one perceived offense or another. If only it could be channeled into, say, a small software company, what an economy they'd have.

...Thus, NBC is celebrating Easter this year with a special edition of the gay sitcom "Will & Grace," in which a Christian conservative cooking-show host, played by the popular singing slattern Britney Spears, offers seasonal recipes -- "Cruci-fixin's." On the other hand, the same network, in its coverage of the global riots over the Danish cartoons, has declined to show any of the offending artwork out of "respect" for the Muslim faith.

Which means out of respect for their ability to locate the executive vice president's home in the suburbs and firebomb his garage... More @ Chicago Sun-Times


NAACP chairman compares GOP to Nazis

Civil rights activist and NAACP Chairman Julian Bond delivered a blistering partisan speech at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina last night, equating the Republican Party with the Nazi Party and characterizing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her predecessor, Colin Powell, as "tokens."

"The Republican Party would have the American flag and the swastika flying side by side," he charged.

Calling President Bush a liar, Bond told the audience at the historically black institution that this White House's lies are more serious than the lies of his predecessor's because Clinton's lies didn't kill people. More @ WND

I guess Julian forgot Waco...

Thanks Paul

Dingwall awarded $417,780
Payout one of Martin's last acts

David Dingwall, former head of the Royal Canadian Mint, has received $417,780 in his now-famous "entitlements," as one of the last acts of Prime Minister Paul Martin's departing Liberal government.

...Stephen Harper, who takes the prime minister's oath tomorrow morning, said yesterday the Liberals had misled the public where Dingwall was concerned.

"After months of evasive answers in the House of Commons, we have now learned that David Dingwall's departure from the Royal Canadian Mint was involuntary," Harper said in a statement. "This is contrary to the information given by the Liberal government. I am very disappointed that Parliament was misled on this matter." More @ Toronto Star

Any Liberals want to reconsider their vote?

Freedom Is Hard To Accept For Some

Daryl Cagle

U.S. Muslims react with tempered anger
Some in D.C. area say cartoons of Muhammad overstepped liberties

..."I've been getting a lot of e-mails about it, and I'm distributing them all," said Omary, a Damascus native who sells real estate in Northern Virginia. "There is a limit to freedom. There are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world. Let's have some respect."...

No, there is no limit on freedom of speech. Suck it up.

...The cartoons doubly offended Muslims, because in addition to depicting Muhammad in a pejorative manner, they violated Islam's longtime prohibition on any image of the prophet, his family or early companions.

ADAMS's imam, Mohamed Magid, explained that the ban stems from early Islam, when Muhammad preached monotheism in a culture steeped in the worship of idols.

To discourage such idolatry, he ordered Muslims not to draw, and religious leaders have interpreted this to mean that the prophet was banning images of himself and those close to him so they would never become objects of worship for Muslims, Magid said....

Bullshit apparently. - Zombie

I saw this story back in October here...

No Retreat

The Mohammed Cartoons
Western governments have nothing to apologize for.

Paul Marshall

...Finally, amid current calls for "toleration" and "respect for belief," we need to be very clear about the distinction between religious toleration and religious freedom.

Religious toleration means not insulting somebody else's religion, and it is a good thing. But religious freedom means being free to reject somebody else's religion and even to insult it. Government should want and encourage its citizens to be tolerant of one another, but its primary responsibility is to protect its citizens' rights and freedoms. The fact that people are sometimes insulted is one cost of freedom. The Jyllands-Posten affair calls us to uphold that principle internationally as well as domestically. - More @ Weekly Standard

This is the best thing that could have happened in Europe. The politicians there have been like jellyfish in dealing with their internal immigration problems. The French were paralyzed by the rampage of muslim youth last fall. Other governments there are just as hesitant to deal with their impending destruction.
Terrorist attacks in Europe are more likely now and will speed up the arrest and deportation of those who hold these extremist views.

The demonstrators in London are already toning down the rhetoric on their signs. They know that their true intentions must be hidden, after all islam is the religion of peace right?

Arrest & Deport

Muslim protests are incitement to murder, say Tories

The Conservatives last night called on the police to arrest militant Muslims who threatened Westerners with violence during protests in London over newspaper cartoons that mocked the Prophet Mohammed.

As fanatics - some dressed as suicide bombers - staged more protests yesterday, David Davis, the shadow home secretary, said the police should take action against what were clearly offences of incitement to murder. - More @ The Telegragh

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Idiots On The March

THEIR eyes are full of hate and their banners call for a new 7/7 terror attack.

This is the way a baying Muslim mob reacted to the row over the Prophet Muhammad cartoons on the streets of London yesterday.

More than 400 protesters — including small children — carried placards scrawled with messages of hate. A baby girl even had “I Love al-Qaeda” on her bonnet.

The parents of pretty Farisa Jihad, 20 months, proudly proclaimed she is the youngest member of the terror group.

She was brought to the protest by her father Abu, 38. Next to her was a huge poster exclaiming: “Whoever insults a prophet, kill him.”

Another placard nearby said: “Britain you will pay — 7/7 is on its way.” More @
The Sun UK

Considering that no UK paper has printed the cartoons, these idiots are overplaying their hand a bit. I hope the Brits are going to start deporting this lot.

Danish Queen: "We Have to Show Our Opposition to Islam"
Protests and calls for vengeance spread across globe - Jihad Watch
Nordic uproar at Syrian protests - BBC

Jawa Report

Friday, February 03, 2006

No Outrage Here

Neil Boortz

We wake up this morning to see video on CNN showing rampaging Muslims around the world. In Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific Rim ... Muslim Mobs spreading mayhem. It seems that these mighty mad Muslims are rioting and firing their ever-present AK-47s into the air because of cartoons. Yup ... this latest epidemic of Muslim outrage comes to us because some newspapers in Norway and Denmark published some cartoons depicting Mohammed...

...Dead children. Dead tourists. Dead teachers. Dead doctors and nurses. Death, destruction and mayhem around the world at the hands of Muslims .. no Muslim outrage ... but publish a cartoon depicting Mohammed with a bomb in his turban and all hell breaks loose. More @ Boortz.com

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Watch Out Osama

New Canadian commando unit, ready for action by year's end, will help in hunt for Taliban, al-Qaida

A new secret commando unit will begin operating out of CFB Petawawa by year's end and see its ranks swell to 750 strong, according to the force's new commander.

Col. David Barr said the first soldiers vying for a coveted spot on the special regiment will first have to complete a grueling 16-week elite training session beginning this April in Petawawa.

Barr said he expects about 260 soldiers of that first group will meet the "high standard" set during the course and will then participate in some fall training before being deemed ready to conduct operations abroad.

"It will better enable us to counter, fight and defeat the terrorist threat at home and abroad," Barr told reporters yesterday after he was sworn in as the first commander of the Canadian special operations forces command.

Barr said the first pool of soldiers will mostly be plucked from existing units located at CFB Petawawa. More @ TorontoSun.com

Guess They Should Have Stopped

U.S. troops shoot at Cdn. diplomats' car in Iraq

CTV News has learned Canadian diplomats -- including the charge d'affaires in Iraq -- had a close call in Baghdad on Tuesday, coming under friendly fire from U.S. troops.

The soldiers opened fire on the vehicle after it reportedly wouldn't stop, apparently fearing a suicide car bombing.

None of the four passengers in the car -- which included Stewart Henderson, Canada's charge d'affaires in Iraq -- or its driver were injured.

CTV's Tom Clark, reporting from Washington, said official details from the Canadian government are sketchy.

But it appears from U.S. military and government sources in Washington and Iraq that the Canadian vehicle was travelling alone while a U.S. military convoy was on the road.

The car was travelling from the British residence to the Canadian one, "and as they were going along the road, so we're told, they came across an American military convoy," Clark said.

"They then tried to pass the convoy. This of course gives them the profile to soldiers of being suicide car bombers," he said. - More @ CTV