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Friday, March 07, 2008

Please, Just Go Away

Like a bad nightmare that keeps recurring:
Bill Clinton's $700,000 stock windfall
By Jim McElhatton, The Washington Times


The spring before his wife began her White House campaign, former President Bill Clinton earned $700,000 for his foundation by selling stock that he had been given from an Internet search company that was co-founded by a convicted felon and backed by the Chinese government, public records show.

Mr. Clinton had gotten the nonpublicly traded stock from Accoona Corp. back in 2004 as a gift for ... (link)
Déjà vu. Convicted felons. Piles of cash. The Chinese government. The Clintons.

Please make it go away, Lord.

Don't Go Down That Road

A warning to the dimwits who find it somehow uplifting to set off an explosion in front of a military recruiting office: We tolerate your idiocy because it proves to be nothing more - at this point - than a minor distraction.

But don't provoke us.

A great American spoke of your kind, not long ago:
"These terrorists kill not merely to end lives, but to disrupt and end a way of life. With every atrocity, they hope that America grows fearful, retreating from the world and forsaking our friends. They stand against us, because we stand in their way.

We are not deceived by their pretenses to piety. We have seen their kind before. They are the heirs of all the murderous ideologies of the 20th century. By sacrificing human life to serve their radical visions -- by abandoning every value except the will to power -- they follow in the path of fascism, and Nazism, and totalitarianism. And they will follow that path all the way, to where it ends: in history's unmarked grave of discarded lies.

... the only way to defeat terrorism as a threat to our way of life is to stop it, eliminate it, and destroy it where it grows."
You're part of that threat. One we now take very seriously. Because of 9/11, you'd do well to stop the foolishness. It's a different world. You really don't want to be on the bad side of the American people when we become aroused.

Journalists Are Bigots

Let it be noted that all the uproar over Mitt Romney's religious beliefs (concern that subsided, mysteriously, about a month ago) came from the press.

They are at it still:

Did the Clinton Campaign Darken Obama’s Complexion?

For the love of God.

American Traitor Dead?

Back in September of 2006 I wrote a Roanoke Times column about an asshole from California named Adam Gadahn, who had decided to be an Islamist warrior and who joined up with al Qaeda. The column was entitled "What's a Proper Punishment?" Punishment for what crime? Treason.

It appears that a proper punishment for his efforts to kill Americans in the name of jihad has been found. A missile is reported to have separated his head from his shoulders.

From an account out of Pakistan published by the NEFA Foundation*:
Twelve militants were killed in a single missile attack on a residential compound in Khushali Wazir in the Mirali tehsil during the night of January 28. A loud explosion rocked the area at 11:22 p.m. According to well-informed NEFA sources in Pakistan, among those reportedly killed in the attack were senior al-Qa’ida commander Abu Laith al-Libi, his former deputy Abu Suhail, Hamza al-Somali (of Australian or US nationality), and Azzam al-Amriki (an a.k.a. of American al-Qa’ida member Adam Gadahn) [Gadahn’s death has yet to be officially confirmed].
Good riddance to human waste.

* In .pdf format. Page 13 of 14.

A Tourist On Every Street Corner

You folks in Scott County will be happy to learn the following from your county tourism plan:

Following is the total visitor expenditure amounts spent by tourist (sic) visiting Scott County over (sic) past five years:

FY 2003 - $11,163,763
FY 2004 - 11,961,369
FY 2005 - 12,848,027
FY 2006 - 13,598,707

I'll let you all figure out where that mountain of moolah was spent. The Clinch River Valley Campground in Duffield perhaps. Either that or the Double Kwik in Weber City.

Thirteen and a half million in tourism expenditures? Please.

On The Democrats' Mr. Sunshine

This from a long-ago Chicago Tribune article:
A close examination of Obama’s first campaign clouds the image he has cultivated throughout his political career: The man now running for president on a message of giving a voice to the voiceless first entered public office not by leveling the playing field, but by clearing it.
"Obama knows his way around a ballot," March 3, 2007

Why We Fight

A conversation between a father and his son regarding the war - in Iraq and across the globe - from The Weekly Standard:
The father ends up saying: "I am in favor of peace." To which Jeff responds: "But someone has to achieve that peace." The father repeats: "I am in favor of peace."

When asked what his personal contribution to peace has been, [Jeff] Jamaledine responds, "killing terrorists."
Michael Goldfarb, "The Good German," March 6, 2008

Quote of the Day

From Noah Pollak:
Has Alterman read a single word I’ve written? I suspect not. Do the editors of The Nation fact-check their articles? Same answer.

One might be able to take these accusations seriously if the people advancing them fulfilled basic journalistic requirements, such as spelling a person’s name correctly. And so I offer the same challenge to Alterman that I did to the fabulist originators of the Pollack-says-Power-is-a-Jew-hater myth: Quote me.
"Eric Alterman, Hack" Commentary magazine, March 6, 2008

News From 1993 ...

... just now making its way into Democrat environs:

'Hillary Clinton's a monster': Obama aide blurts out attack in Scotsman interview

Where has this person been for the last 15 years?

Easter Trivia

Here's somthing I bet you didn't know. Or ever even think about:

Easter

The date of this coming Easter is quite early this year, but I didn't recognize the details shown below.


Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20). This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.

Here's the interesting info. This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early (95 years old or above!). And none of us has ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier! Here are the facts:

1) The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913 (so if you're 95 or older, you are one of the few still alive who were around for that!).

2) The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818. So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year!


Now you know.