I disagree but I’m glad born-again constructionists are troubled by the president’s authorization of the murder of a U.S. citizen. The killing of al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki was, in fact, a violation of the Fifth Amendment and such things shouldn’t be taken lightly. That doesn’t mean it was wrong. *”[I]f the American people accept this […]Read more "What if al-Awlaki was a Confederate soldier?"
How do you think Fox Nation would’ve reacted had an MSNBC host leveled the same charge against Bush 43? Just saying. I believe that’s because he just sees us as the oppressor nation. He just sees us as a nation who is and has oppressed the Native Americans and, and the Muslim communities around the […]Read more "Beck: Obama ‘sympathetic’ to terrorists"
According to The People’s Daily in China, the Taliban in Afghanistan is “training monkeys to use weapons to attack American troops.”Read more "Monkey jihad"
Only the creation of a police state would’ve prevented Faisal Shahzad from driving his SUV into Times Square. Absolute security is impossible in a democracy.Read more "Sometimes luck is all you’ve got"
Sorry in advance for going all Fox News on you, but I’m fed up with those trying to find excuses for the Times Square terrorist. On CNN tonight some writer speculated that Faisal Shahzad was let down by America. The U.S., she said, too often fails to live up to its reputation as that shining […]Read more "Sympathy for a devil"
Re: The attempted car bombing of Times Square: The location is also adjacent to the Viacom building, fueling speculation that it might be linked to the company’s controversial South Park cartoon which recently depicted Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit. Speaking of radical Islam, Bill Maher makes my point:Read more "Amateurish, but worth noting"
Both sides of the political spectrum are trying to tie Joe Stack to the other, which should come as no surprise in these hyper-partisan times. Truth is, Stack’s ideology — a cornucopia of conspiracy theories and fringe populism — doesn’t jibe with the collectivist mindsets of our respective political wings. As for the “terrorist” label, […]Read more "A terrorist AND a nut"
1. The Supreme Court’s decision lifting the ban on corporate spending in elections. Those who equate corporations with individuals when it comes to free speech remind me of Second Amendment absolutists who see no harm in allowing some redneck to stock up on Uzis. The disconnect with reality boggles the mind. Fact: Corporations spend millions on […]Read more "Two Recent Decisions I Will Never Understand"
An irrational narcissist and proselytizing victim goes on a killing spree then represents himself in court — Colin Ferguson, meet KSM. The major difference, besides body count: The government was constitutionally bound to grant Ferguson, an American citizen, a trial by jury. It was ugly, but necessary. I’ve yet to hear a sound argument for […]Read more "a preview of the ksm trial"
Scotland’s release of the Lockerbie bomber is beyond disgraceful. Some people deserve no mercy, and Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi is one of them. Mark Renton’s speech in “Trainspotting” seems an appropriate rejoinder: “I hate being Scottish, we’re the lowest of the fucking low, the scum of the earth, the most wretched, servile, miserable, pathetic […]Read more "a message for scotland"
The pasty, self-serving educator/terrorist is looking for sympathy. Better he just fade away: Ayers may think that there’s still a debate about the Weather Underground’s effectiveness. And he might also think that he “acted appropriately in the context of those times.” To me, though, he’s just a shallow rich kid who took himself and his […]Read more "bill ayers, victim"
A dispatch from Mumbai: “I have seen so many dead bodies in my life, and was traumatised,” a mortician said. “It was apparent that most of the dead were tortured. What shocked me were the telltale signs showing clearly how the hostages were executed in cold blood.”Read more "depravity unleashed"
Based on the recommendation of an Iranian-born colleague, I planned on watching the controversial Dutch documentary “Fitna” today. Linking footage of terroristic acts to verses in the Koran, the film has been roundly condemned, with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offering the most offensive critique. “We must also recognize that the real fault line is not […]Read more "let us all tolerate the screaming children in the theater"