Thursday, December 30, 2010

We'll Need A Crane

Hello everyone, I hope you had a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to everyone.

I guess Congress must have finally gone home, and not a moment too soon. In fact, I wish they had gone a little bit sooner. I have no idea how much damage they managed to cause before they left, and I'm half afraid to ask. I was travelling over Christmas, so I missed a bunch of news. I do know, however, that when I got up on the 26th someone had turned the TV to FOX news and the newscaster was asking about whether Obama would be able to complete his agenda with the new Congress that was coming in. And right before I changed the channel, I thought to myself, you know, I had wanted Odummer to get his agenda through, I wouldn't have gone out and voted for the Republicans.

But I digress. Tonight I was thinking about a song that I haven't listened to in awhile. It's by a group called "They Might Be Giants" and the song is called "They'll Need A Crane."

Now the song itself talks about a couple's relationship, that it fell apart, and how they'll need a crane to pick the pieces up and put them back together again.

And I thought to myself, you know, we're going to need a crane to break down what the Dems have already built and then pick up the pieces of our freedoms and put them back together.

Here's the song:







There was Obamacare, and Don't Ask Don't Tell got repealed, "Quantitative Easing," all the money Odummer managed to wrack up on his constant vacations/parties/what have you (by the way, did you hear that his vacation to Hawaii is going to cost taxpayers over one million dollars? And this comes not that long after his trip to India, when he took thirty-four warships with him), the Pigford slave reparations, and these are just the ones that I can think of off the top of my head. not to mention that fact that no thanks to Obama and his cronies, the national debt is through the roof.

We'll need a crane to tear this garbage down and return the country to normal. Don't let anyone lie to you; the country will not magically get better after the new Congress comes in. It is going to take years to fix this (if we're lucky.) I say this now because I expect to eventually hear some Independent whining that the Republicans couldn't do anything.

That's right; unless some Dems move to the center, the next two years will be gridlock. That's the idea. First we put up a roadblock and work undoing whatever we possibly can. But some of these bills are monstrosities, and I suspect it will take awhile to undo them.

By the way, a Democrat journalist just went out and said he couldn't understand the Constitution because the document was over 100 years old. Iowa Hawk responded to the guy in a unique way, but I think the best response came from a commenter on Gateway Pundit's blog:

It’s a good thing the left has all the intelligent people. If I was as smart as they are instead of just an ignorant TEA Party supporter I wouldn’t be able to understand the constitution either.

I second that. And just think, more fools like this have been running the country for the last two years. We're gonna need a crane to break all of this garbage down and start over again. The TEA party is the crane itself, and the Republicans, if they their jobs right, are going to be the metal ball on the end of the chain.

Let the smashing begin.

We'll need a crane, we'll need a crane
To take the bills the Dems built back apart
To make it break, it's gonna take
A metal ball hung from a chain...

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

This is my duo Christmas/Christmas Eve post. First, some Christmas Eve music

Mannheim Steamroller - Deck the Hall



I think I've posted this one on here before, but I just couldn't resist. I love this song.

Trans-Siberian Orchstra - Nutrocker



I was going to give you all TSO's "Christmas Eve in Sarajevo 12/24," but I couldn't get the version that I wanted. (At least, there was no embed code for it.)

Casting Crowns - I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day



This is actually a new song for me this year, but I love it.

From Luke 2:

1: And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

2: (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3: And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4: And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5: To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6: And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7: And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8: And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9: And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10: And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11: For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12: And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13: And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tomorrow's Political Forecast: Partly Tyranical with a 53% Chance of Atlas Shrugging

Is it just me, or have things actually gotten worse since the Dems were voted out? Oh wait, it's not just me - It has.

Alright, so the Democrats are angry that we rejected their tyranny, but I don't understand why they still have the power to ruin our lives like this. It annoys me.

Let's see, what all kind of crud has happened the past few days? Well, tonight I got word that the FCC has decided to start regulating the Internet. (Keep your hands off my computer! Dial R 4 Infinity is a No Net Neutrality zone!!) Also,

- The Senate passed a food safety bill that gives the FDA more power. The Republicans abandoned the Tea Party to jump on board with the Democrats. You can follow this link to see several lies about that bill get debunked. (Even if you don't read that food safety bill, I strongly suggest reading NaturalNews article in the second link.)

- In an utterly stupid move, the Senate decided to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell. The stupidity of this is just mind blowing. It's an army, not a social club, and it's no place to host a social experiment like this. In fact, I can predict how this ends because everytime I hear about a different country that allows fags to serve, the army can't fight worth squat.

- The irony meter went through the roof on Sunday when Wikileaks traitor Julian Assange's lawyers went out and complained that details about their client's sex life were leaked. (We read the documents on Wikileaks.)

And last, and probably worst (maybe...it's hard to tell) is the fact that the Republicans also collapsed on the START nuclear treaty with Russia. Now there is a motion to advance it. (Irritating me even more is the fact that one of my idiot Senators, RINO Dick Lugar, voted yes. Democrat Evan Bayh, who has retired, abstained from voting. I never thought I'd appreciate a Democrat over a Republican, but I do in this case.)(Wait a minute, I just admitted that I prefer Bayh over Lugar. What is this, the apocalypse?)

I digress. Today I was thinking about all this crap and I thought, you know, I'm getting an Atlas Shrugged vibe here. Who knew Ann Rand was qualified to be a prophetess? In Atlas Shrugged, the government is always after more power. And when whatever they're running fails, they demand more power to make sure it doesn't fail again. (even though the collapse was their fault in the first place.) That's what's happened with this new Food Safety bill. The FDA botched up, so of course they want more power now to make sure they can screw up our lives don't screw up again. (See lie #5 on the Natural News link up there.)

DADT qualifies under the 'making life fair' part of the government in Atlas Shrugged. And yes, the government in the book did try and make life fair. (They also used class warfare. I'm telling you: flat tax.)

Ever since Obummer came to power I've heard different people say it was like they went to bed in America and woke up after the election in a Banana Republic or the Twilight Zone or something like that. Well, now that I'd done reading AS, it feels like I went to bed in the real world and woke up in the book.

Which begs the question: WHERE IS JOHN GALT? Where is the person is going to restore sanity to those with the minds to accept it? I'm ready to accept it. Heck, I'm ready to move to Galt's Gulch. (Though I admit it will be hard to ship my books out there.)

All joking aside, no, I really am waiting for the person who's going to save America. And no, Obama is not qualified to do that job. Heck, he's not qualified to a Wal-Mart cashier. So who's going to save us now? (Oh heck, for that matter we may as well ask who is John Galt?)

No, I'm not giving up. Not yet. We still have another shot, as soon as January fifth rolls around. But it's not coming fast enough. This lame duck session should never have happened. Obama knows this is his one last shot to get the things he wants done. He is such an idiot it isn't funny. Washington D.C. is suicidal, and they want America to die with them.

Paging John Galt.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Let's celebrate Christmas Winter!

Guess who's bad from finals, and still alive? Me! I'm still waiting to get the grade back on one of my finals, but it looks like no matter what I get for that one, I'm still going to pass the class, so everything is good.

Now, some of you may remember that in years passed I have really decorated my blog for Christmas, but Blogger has now updated their design blog layout and I'm having trouble navigating it. I think I have it figured out now; but we'll see if I can navigate it back to normal after Christmas. Let's hope so.

But for now, let's get on to what I came down here for: songs that mock the enforced political correctness of Christmas! (As an aside to this, a bank in Oklahoma was forced by the federal government to take down it's Christmas decorations. Encroaching government much?)

But let's get on with the music. First, Glen Beck's classic, "Happy RamaHanuKwanzMas"



Click here for the lyrics.

This year I have a new one that was pointed out to me by the Gateway Punditeers this morning. It's "The Twelve Days of Winter" by a Heidi Harris, a talk radio host out in Las Vegas. Hurry and watch this video quick, before YouTube gets around to taking it down!!



I wonder if I'll get any more PC bashing songs next year. Ooh, I hope so. But in the meantime,

Merry Christmas! (And Happy Hanukkah to any Jewish readers. )

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I can't will 'till the 2012 election.

I can't spend much time here, as I have a paper due today and need to finish working on it, but I just heard that the DREAM bill passed in the house. What a nightmare. Dear heaven, what a nightmare:


The Senate is scheduled to vote on the bi-partisan legislation, which would potentially legalize hundreds of thousands of young people, on Thursday. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), majority leader, is not expected to have the 60 votes needed for passage.

Republican leaders said the bill is just another form of “amnesty”, one that is too costly to taxpayers and will only invite more illegal border crossings.

With a comprehensive overhaul of the immigration system dead, Democrats and immigrant advocates believe the Dream Act is the last best chance to win legal status for at least some illegal migrants before Republicans take control of the House in January.


Overhauling the immigration system is not dead, and if it is someone had better resuscitate it. Over in New Revolution, I used a quote as a chapter opener and the quote went like this: "Amnesty is a big billboard, a flashing billboard, to the rest of the world that we don't really mean our immigration law."

That was said by someone called Richard Lamm, and truer words have never been spoken about immigration. All the DREAM act is is amnesty, and it's going to cost us 6.2 million dollars - and that's the conservative estimate. It reality it will probably cost a lot more. And now illegals can take jobs that so many ordinary Americans need. thanks Congress. Thanks for nothing.

So the Demonrats, angry that they were rejected in the 2010 elections, respond by groping us all at airports and now by giving illegals amnesty. Let this serve as a lesson to us all: never vote for someone with a D after thier name.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Critterpalooza winners, Stupid Twilight Books, and so on

I apologize for the long delay. It's the week before finals at college, and i don't expect things to get any less hectic until finals are done.

So first things first - the Critterpalooza winners are in!!! And I won a prize! Oh, wow. This is so cool. ^^ Click here for the full scoop on the giveaway from the Bookshlef Muse.

Now let's talk about Twilight. But if we're gonna talk about Twilight, then we have to get the Emo Vampire Song first.





Good. Click here to get the lyrics.

Now, I've blasted Twilight before on this blog, because I think the book is shallow and vapid. It's kind of funny actually. I picked it and several other books up at the library the other day, and one of the other books was a book about the Civil War. So on the one hand, I had Breaking Dawn, a book that makes me look like a teenage ditz, and a book on the Civil War, which makes me look like a somewhat intelligent young woman. But I digress.


So I have Breaking Dawn, the last book, and I can't help but wonder why people like this series so much. Edward and Bella and angsty martyrs and Mary Sues to boot.


A Mary sue is a character with far too few flaws to be believable. Mary sues are also known by their ability to get their hands on things that no one else can have. Like that car Edward bought Bella that several other characters whispered to each other about "That thing's not even out yet!" That firmly cements Edward's status as a sue. For more on Mary Sues, Google is full of info.


Alright, enough complaining about Breaking Dawn. I'm off to go do other things, and I don't have many plans to be posting until finals are over. Wish me luck.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

IT'S A CRITTERPALOOZA!!!

I was on The Bookshelf Muse the other day, and that was where I heard about Critter. (Follow the link to see a picture.)

CRITTER, for those of you just tuning in, is the art creation of Ian Sands and belongs to Christy Evers, who has sent him all over the world to visit KIDLIT writer/bloggers.
Literally all over the world, as he's been as close as Michigan and as far away as South Korea. but the really cool part is that after Critter is done with his stay in Canada, he's going back home to be auctioned off, and the proceeds from that auction are going to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Critter has made it his mission to raise money for this hospital!

So here's where you and I come in. Critter is going to get sent back home to be auctioned off, but he's going in style. The authors who have been taking care of Critter for the past fourteen months are having a contest with lots of different prizes, and there's still two more days left to enter. When you enter, you'll be asked to do a blog post, a tweet, or mention the contest on Facebook, and can also pick the option of hearing when and where Critter will be sold. For a list of the cool prizes and all the details of the contest, click here to head over the The Bookshelf Muse.

Good luck!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

I'm sorry everyone, I meant to be down here yesterday, but our Internet was down all day. This may be in part from the rain we had yesterday, but I'm not complaining. We really needed the rain.

But here is my Thanksgiving song. It's Petra's "Thankful Heart."



For this year's bonus song, I've decided to do a little differently this year and choose a Japanese pop (J-pop) song that I like a lot. English Lyrics are in the video, so you don't have to wonder what the singer is saying.

Day After Tomorrow - Starry Heaven



Happy Black Friday everyone, and happy belated Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Kooks Without Self-Preservation

You're not gonna believe this one. Westboro baptist Church (yes, the kooks) are going to pickett a mosque in Dearborn, MI.

...

I told you you wouldn't believe it.

From Gateway Pundit, who got it from Bare Naked Islam and the Jawa Report, who got it from Westboro's website (That I'm not going to link to):


Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, MI November 18, 2010 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Fred Phelps and the WBC will picket the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, MI, the largest mosque in North America, to remind the idolatrous, doomed Muslims that Mohammed was a pedophile and a false prophet. Like most other false religious systems of modern doomed america, Islam teaches rebellion against the Lord Jesus Christ. Muslims claim Christ was merely a prophet and that He did not die and live again. They claim His blood is not sufficient or even necessary for salvation. They shall learn the truth when Christ himself returns!
....

Okay. Good luck, with that, Westboro.

Can someone pass the popcorn?

Friday, November 12, 2010

If You Don't Like the American Flag, Move to Iran

I'm mad. And I know what you're thinking: TARNS, we had a great victory not long ago, why are you upset?

I'm mad because even though we've just spayed them, Democrats are still everywhere. I can't stand them, and I can't get away from them either. What really set me off this week was my reading assignment in my English Composition class over at college.

So I was reading this essay by a Democrat who was whining and griping about how white Conservative men are against single moms getting welfare, and how we need to raise minimum wage and make life easier on these welfare moms. (Good thing the idiot who wrote essay was nowhere in the vicinity, or I might have committed an act that the Tea Party would frown upon.)

I'm getting so sick of liberals (and Democrats, but those two terms are interchangeable.) They have this spiel that life should be fair for everyone. If life was fair, then I wouldn't be force-fed liberal bull crap every other time I went to do my homework. If I can't trust you to be fair in a textbook, then give me one good reason I should let you try and legislate my life to make it fair? No answer? Didn't think so. Would it kill anyone out there to put an Ann Coulter column in my textbook so I can have a palate cleanser of after listening to liberals carry on?

Anyway, this dumb prick in the textbook whined that we need to do better at teaching abstinence/safe sex and we need to raise the minimum wage. Ah, the classic stupid liberal arguments.

ABSTINENCE not only prevent unwanted pregnancy, but it also prevents the transmission of STDs. But no one teaches abstinence in public schools, or when they do it's taught right next to 'safe sex.' Heck, there are even fliers in the student lounge at my college about HIV/AIDS, and they tell teens that the best way to not get AIDS is to abstain, but if you don't want to abstain, then use a condom.

I have bad news: condoms are not fail proof. Sorry (except I'm not.)

And the minimum wage argument. This is where liberals truly prove that they have the collective intelligence of a box a rocks. They think it is SO great to up minimum wage. Well, I have more bad news. When minimum wage goes up and businesses are forced to pay workers more, there are two ways the businesses handle this increase. First, they fire people. Then, they pass the cost onto the consumer by raising the cost of their goods. So now your welfare mother is not only unemployed, she can't afford the now more expensive box of cereal to feed her kid. This is where the government comes in to help, and we get to start this miserable cycle all over again.

At this time, I would like to add that the author of the liberal spiel is also SEXIST, because I'm a white Conservative WOMAN who doesn't want to see the minimum wage go up. Just thought I'd toss that out there.

What actually drove me to carp about this over here on my blog is this report from Gateway Pundit that another dumb school is upset a kid had an American flag; this time the kid had it on his bike. You know, if you don't like what the American flag stands for (because believe me, it's not about the flag, it's about what that flag stands for) then you can leave. I'll pay for your plane ticket to France or Iran, take your pick. But it's only gonna be one way.

I know that some people don't like America, but I'm tired of it being the ones who live in America who don't like it. If you don't like it, stop dragging my country down. Just leave.

In fact, I'd really like it if you left. Then I wouldn't have to read anymore stupid liberal spiel in my textbooks.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Reagan on the Election

I think this quote from Reagan's speech on the eve of the 1980 election needs to be quoted in full as we go to the polls tomorrow.

"Consider these questions as well as you make your final decision:

Are you confident that our economy will create productive work for our society or are you less confident?

Are you satisfied that in inflation at the highest rates in thirty-three years is the best we can do? Are interst rates at 14 1/2 percent something you are prepared to live with?

Are you pleased with the ability of young people to buy a home, or the elderly to live thier remaining lives in happiness; of our youngsters to take pride in the world we have built for them?

Is our nation stronger and more capable of leading the world toward peace and freedom or is it weaker?

Is there more stability in the world or less?

Are you convinced we have earned the respect of the world and our allies, or has America's position across the globe diminished?

Are you personally more secure in your life? Is your family more secure? Is America safer in the world?

And most importantly - quite simply - the basic question of our lives: Are you happier today than when Mr. Carter [Obama] became president?"
And that, my friends, is what it all boils down too.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

Well, the Monster Profiles got cut short this year by the fact that there's an election in two days, but that's alright. It's Halloween tonight, so let's do some Halloween music!!

Mannheim Steamroller - Rock and Roll Graveyard



Of course, you just can't have Halloween without the Monster Mash



And for me personally, it's just not Halloween without Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London:



Happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Tea Party's 2010 theme Song

I nominate this song for our theme song this year, and for anyone else out there that hates what's happening to this country.

Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It





Come on, you can't tell me that this song does not fit the country's mood.

Lyrics:

oh we're not gonna take it
no, we ain't gonna take it
oh we're not gonna
take it anymore

we've got the right to choose and
there ain't no way we'll lose it
this is our life, this is our song
we'll fight the powers that be just,
don't pick our destiny 'cause
you don't know us, you don't belong

oh we're not gonna take it
no, we ain't gonna take it
oh we're not gonna take it anymore

oh you're so condescending
your gall is never ending
we don't want nothin', not a thing from you
your life is trite and jaded
boring and confuscated
if that's your best, your best won't do

whoa.....................
whoa.....................
we're right/yeah
we're free/yeah
we'll fight/yeah
you'll see/yeah

oh we're not gonna take it
no, we ain't gonna take it
oh we're not gonna take it anymore

oh we're not gonna take it
no, we ain't gonna take it
oh we're not gonna take it anymore
no way!

whoa.....................
whoa.....................
we're right/yeah
we're free/yeah
we'll fight/yeah
you'll see/yeah

we're not gonna take it
no, we ain't gonna take it
we're not gonna take it anymore

we're not gonna take it, no!
no, we ain't gonna take it
we're not gonna take it anymore

just you try and make us

we're not gonna take it
come on
no, we ain't gonna take it
you're all worthless and weak
we're not gonna take it anymore
now drop and give me twenty
we're not gonna take it
A Pledge pin
no, we ain't gonna take it
On your uniform
we're not gonna take it anymore

Lyrics from Sing 365.com

Vote out the Democrats on November 2nd!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dust in the Wind

We are taking a break from the Monster Profiles because as of today, there is only one week left before the election. Conservatives, right-wingers, Republicans, and everyone who wants to see this country come back from the brink of destruction THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO LOSE YOUR NERVE. This week is expected to be a disaster of epic proportion. Don't put one thing past the Democrats. They are going to do their darnedest to kink up everything about this election. they have already started.

- The Ninth Jerk-it Court of Shmiels Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned Arizona I.D. laws that require voters to present a photo I.D. before they vote. (Can't infringe on those illegal Mexicans and their right to vote now, can we?)

-Voters in Nevada have found that went they went to vote, they found their ballots were mysteriously pre-marked in favor of Harry Reid.

And that is presumably only the tip of what I expect to be very, very dirty iceberg. Dems have final read the writing on the wall and realized that America in general is furious about what's been going on in the District of Corruption.

But some time ago, a song was suggested to me as a good theme song for the Democrats in this election, and after listening to it, I had to agree. Here:

Kansas - Dust in the Wind



Lyrics:

I close my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone
All my dreams, pass before my eyes, a curiosity
Dust in the wind, all they are is dust in the wind
Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do, crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see

Dust in the wind,
All we are is dust in the wind

Don't hang on, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away, and all your money won't another minute buy

Dust in the wind, All we are is dust in the wind
Dust in the wind, Everything is dust in the wind
Lyrics from sing 365.com

The Democrats are going to try and use their money to buy more time. Don't let them. cast your vote! Let's take America back from the Democrat party!

Vote on November 2nd!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monstrous Profiles # 5 - The Baykok

If anyone has suggestions for a creature for Monstrous Profiles, I'm interested in hearing them. But in the meantime, onto number 5 - the Baykok.



The hunter walked slowly through the woods, careful not to make any sound that could alert his prey to his presence. He carefully approached a deer that was eating leaves of the trees, drawing out his bow and fitting an arrow to it. As he prepared to fire, he heard a rattling noise, then suddenly something struck him upside the he head and he collapsed, unconscious.

Next to him the figure of a skeleton holding a club let out a shrill cry and settled down to eat it's meal.

Name: Baykok, Bakaak, Bakuck, Paguk, and several others
Location: Great Lakes region

The baykok, like the Wendigo, is a creature of Chippewa mythology. Like the Wendigo, it's also something you never, ever want to bump into.

This creature is an emacipated, skeleton-like figure with red eyes and translucent skin. It flies through the forest sekking victims. Unlike the Wendigo, however, this creature only has one specific type of human prey.

From Monstropedia:
The Baykok only preys upon warriors, but does so ruthlessly, using invisible arrows or beating its prey to death with a club. The Baykok, after paralyzing or killing its prey, then devours the liver of its victim.

The Baykok is a hunter, stalking and killing human prey without a hint of guilt or remorse. However, this ghoulish creature never appears to more than one individual at a time, and only preys upon hunters and warriors. The Baykok prefers to hunt at
night, moving silently through the brush and the darkness in search of lone individuals.

It is said that the only way to sense an impending attack is by hearing the popping and creaking sounds made by the creature’s bones, and even sensing the threat is no guarantee of survival. Although the Baykok occasionally uses a heavy war club to bludgeon its victims to death, the creature prefers a bow that fires invisible arrows, which are tipped with a poison that induces a deep, dreamless sleep in those hit by the arrows. In this state (which lasts several hours), the unfortunate victim cannot feel any pain. All the better for the Baykok, as it can now feast…

Before it eats, the Baykok unsheathes a small silver knife, and slices open the victim’s abdomen. The revenant then thrusts in its bony hand, removes the liver, and greedily consumes the organ. After dining, the Baykok shoves a rock into the empty
cavity, and finishes by sewing the wound shut with a magic thread that heals any and all superficial signs of the incision.

The unsuspecting victim then wakes up the next morning in the middle of the woods, most often with no recollection of their encounter with the ghoulish Baykok. Surprisingly, the unfortunate individual often lives for days or even weeks without any adverse side effects, despite having unknowingly lost a vital organ. Then the victim suddenly becomes violently sick, inevitably wasting away and dying. There are no exceptions.

Fortunately, the Baykok never willingly approaches a human civilization, as the creature itself is extremely reluctant to leave the safety of the forest. The Baykok knows its forest domain better than a seasoned woodsman, using this knowledge to set ambushes, to track prey without being detected in turn, and to escape those that may be hunting it.

The Baykok inhabits the forest territories of the Great Lakes, especially if these places were once inhabited by the Chippewa.
Yikes. There is one potential way of stopping the monster from making a snack out of you:

One of the most horrifying aspects of the Baykok is that the creature has no known weaknesses. Holy water, religious icons, and perhaps even blessed weapons have no effect on this revenant. However, like most of the corporeal Undead, the Baykok may have some sort of susceptibility to fire. And, since this revenant is little more than a dried-up skeleton, some sort of bludgeoning attack is advisable if a fight is unavoidable (use the creature’s own war club for this, if necessary).

Since the Baykok is clinically dead, one cannot actually kill the creature. However, despite what the legends say, there may be a way to destroy it. It may be necessary to hunt down the Baykok to its lair deep in the forest, confront it, and break its brittle bones to splinters with a heavy bludgeon (a mace works best). Then, the remains should be gathered up and placed in a pile of dry wood, and then thoroughly soaked in gasoline or lighter fluid. Then, a lit match should be thrown onto the pile, igniting it. The fire should be constantly fed until nothing remains of the Baykok except for ashes. If luck holds out, this should permanently destroy the creature and prevent it from ever rising again. However, be aware that this is only a theory, and has never
actually been tested.
Your best bet when it comes to this monster is to just stay out of the woods after dark, and if you do go in, be sure and take someone with you, since it won't attack if you're not alone.

And if you hunt, and by chance find yourself alone in the woods this Halloween, be very, very careful.

Because that popping noise you hear behind you, that might just be a hungry Baykok.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monstrous Profiles # 4 - The Ahuizotl

Guess what!? It's Halloween time again, which means it's time for more Monstrous Profiles! Let's get going.

The canoe slid neatly through water; overhanging tree branches occasionally brushing the occupants of the canoe. The hunters in the canoes stayed quiet as the boat came to rest on the shoal. Two of them jumped out and dragged the boat up onto the shoal, where they decided to leave it sit for the night.

As they unloaded their prey and prepared to head back to the village, one of the hunters heard the sound of a small child crying, and turned to go see where the lost child was. his companions watched as he moved closer to the edge of the riverbank, where the sound was loudest.

he peered down into the water, and his companions watched in horror as a hand reached out of the water and pulled him in.

Three days later the man's body was found floating in the river, missing the eyes, teeth, and fingernails.

Another victim of the Ahuizotl.

Name: Ahuizotl
Location: Central Mexico (Mesoamerica)

The Ahuizotl is a creature in Aztec mythology that was said to look like an otter with monkey-like hands and an additional hand on the end of it's tail. Its main habitat is near water, and it's favorite food is humans.

To lure humans to their untimely demise, it makes a cry that sounds like the cry of a small child. And if you go to see why this 'child' is crying and you get too close to the water, then the ahuizotl grabs with the hand on the end of its tail and drags you down into the water.

When your body floats back up to the surface a few days later, it will be missing the eyes, fingernails, teeth, and toenails.

This creature was described in the Florentine Codex; a set of books on Aztec life before the arrival of the Spanish Conquerors. According to Wikipedia, in the book, it is described as

"...very like the teui, the small teui dog; small and smooth, shiny. It has small, pointed ears, just like a small dog. It is black, like rubber; smooth, slippery, very smooth, longtailed. And its tail is provided with a hand at the end; just like a human hand is the point of its tail. And its hands are like a raccoon's hands or like a monkey's hands. It lives, it is a dweller in watery caverns, in watery depths. And if anyone arrives there at its entrance, or there in the water where it is, it then grabs him there. It is said that it sinks him, it plunges him into the water; it carries him to its home, it introduces him to the depths; so its tail goes holding him, so it goes seizing him ... [When the body is retrieved] the one it has drowned no longer has his eyes, his teeth, and his nails; it has taken them all from him. But his body is completely unblemished, his skin uninjured. Only his body comes out all slippery-wet; as if one had pounded it with a stone; as if it had inflicted small bruises ... When it was annoyed - had caught no one, had drowned none of us commoners - then was heard as if a small child wept. And he who heard it thought perhaps a child wept, perhaps a baby, perhaps an abandoned one. Moved by this, he went there to look for it. So there he fell into the hands of the auĂ­tzotl, there it drowned him..."

So if perchance this Halloween, you hear the sound of a child crying near a river, approach with extreme caution.

Because whatever's down there might be waiting to pull you in.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Jack Webb Schools Obama

After seeing these videos, I firmly believe bulletpeople deserves a medal. If I ever get the chance to see some Dragnet reruns on one of those satellite channels we have, I'll have to watch it.

But for now, enjoy these videos, and spread 'em around!

Jack Webb Schools Obama on America



Jack Webb Schools Obama on Democracy



And, one not involving Obama: Jack Webb Schools Eric holder on Arizona



Is this good or what?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Surrounded by Kooks and Nuts

I can't get away. Well, there's a bunch a crazy news out there, let's get started.

If Barack Obama gets impeached for nothing else, it ought to be this. He said that the U.S. can absorb another terrorist attack, even if it's like 9/11. Even if it's worse.

Woodward’s book portrays Obama and the White House as barraged by warnings about the threat of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and confronted with the difficulty in preventing them. During an interview with Woodward in July, the president said, “We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever… we absorbed it and we are stronger.”

I don't care how strong we are, you oaf. I don't want to be a casualty of the next attack. The article continues.

But somehow I can’t escape the feeling that this flippancy comes from Obama’s envy that George W.Bush got a “big event” to make his presidency while all Obama has gotten is a bad economy, massive job loss, and dissatisfaction at every level of society. No big disaster that he could make his nut on. Heck he even wasted the BP Oil spill with weeks of inactivity.

Others agree with me. “This is just another example of the Obama Administration’s flippant attitude towards the War on Terror – a war they refuse to even identify or address. Instead of assuming the United States can just ‘absorb’ another terrorist attack, President Obama should be focused on creating a serious global strategy and fighting the dangerous ideology of Islamic extremism to ensure an act of war like September 11th never happens again,” said David Bossie, executive producer of the film America at Risk.

But Obama doesn't care we get attacked again or not... hmm... maybe he is a closet Muslim.

Let's move on! I don't know how may of my readers follow Gateway Pundit's blog, but there has been a hit piece put out on him by Leftist organization Media Matters. Congratulations, Gateway! You're doing something right!

On a much more serious note, a woman in Virginia is about to be executed for arranging her husband and step-son's murder. I wouldn't mention this, but that nutjob who's running Iran had something to say about it, and I feel that deserves a moment. Here's what he said:

An Iranian news agency reported Tuesday that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused the West of launching a "heavy propaganda" campaign against the case of an Iranian woman who had been sentenced to be stoned to death for adultery but failing to react with outrage over the imminent execution of Lewis in Virginia.

Why would we fail to be outraged over Lewis' execution but get worked up over the Iranian woman who's going to be stoned for adultery? Oh, I don't know... how about...

- Lewis had a trial by jury, and I'm sure that the jury actually contained women.

- There was actual evidence of wrongdoing by Lewis.

- We aren't biased based on gender, unlike Islam which believes that a woman's testimony is worth only half of a man's.

Nope. No reason whatever. I don't think that Iranian woman committed adultery. I think she was probably framed, and is going to die for it now, but I don't have all the facts so I shouldn't be making judgements.

The latest post-racial news came in, and it wasn't so post-racial after all. From Gateway Pundit's blog, Two men charged with violent racist attack on white teen:

DNA recently linked Ahmed Mohamed and Jonathan Baquiring to the attack in which a 16-year-old boy was robbed, taunted with racial insults, burned with a lit cigarette and punched repeatedly. Mohamed, 22, and Baquiring, 21, each were charged Monday with first-degree robbery and malicious harassment, the state’s hate-crime statute.

Baquiring was booked into the Seattle Correctional Facility just after 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to the King County Jail Booking Register. His bail is set at $500,000.

Seattle police are still searching for Mohamed.

King County Deputy Prosecutor Samantha Kanner will also seek to have Mohamed held on $500,000 bail once he is arrested, according to charging papers.

The victim, Shane McClellan, said he was walking home around 2 a.m. when two men, whom he described as black and Filipino, asked him for a light.

He said the two men then robbed him and beat him for four hours, whipping him with his own belt while saying things like, “How do you like it, white boy?” and “This is for enslaving our people,” according to the police report.

McClellan, who is white, said the two men also poured Four Loko energy beer on him, burned him with a cigarette and urinated on him, police said.
When are you going to come out and denounce this, President Obama? We're supposed to be beyond race now, aren't we? But you'll hide, again. You make me sick.

If this post-racism, someone needs to hit the reset button.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Video Post

Well, I've had some videos sitting up there in my favorites bar for a while now, and I think it's time to get them out and post them here.

But first, remember America Rising? it's such a good video I'm going to repost it:




Personally, I thought this follow-up video was enjoyable:



The following song was written by a Tennessee football coach, who got together and made it with a friend. he emailed it to his student's families and promptly got in trouble for it. I hope he can keep his job.

But the song, I think, is still a good one. Enjoy.

When Your Holdin' a Hammer (Everything Looks Like a Nail)



We The People



There's one more video on my list, but that one will wait for a different day. In the meantime, please enjoy these.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Project 2,996 Tribute - Pamela Chu

It bothered me when I saw her name on the list of unclaimed victims on the website. It bothered me even more when I typed her name into Google and found nothing. The entire world at my fingertips with Google and I couldn't find a trace of this 9/11 victim anywhere.

but a bit of further looking turned up one hit for her: a profile printed by the New york Times and later reprinted in the book Portraits Of Grief.


According to this profile, Ms. Chu was born in Korea, but moved to America with her parents when she was two years old. She graduated from the University of Buffalo and went to work for Cantor Fitzgerald shortly afterward. According to a friend, she was cool under pressure and never stressed out over things. She was both the only Asian and only woman in her department.

And she was only 31 when she died.

May the victims of 9/11, their families, those who died trying to save them, and those who survived, never be forgotten. may we never forget teh soldier who protect us, even now. And may we never stop trying to defend our freedoms.

NEVER FORGET 9/11/2001

Click here for the tribute to Christopher M. Colasanti.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Koran Burning: Media Late to the Party

It's so hilarious to me that over the last four days, it's come to the media's attention that hey, someone's burning something other than an American flag! I've known this for like two weeks now.

As predicted, Muslims have proved once again that they are not a religion of peace. Where is the peace in threatening to kill people for burning a Koran? Adding to the irony is the fact that Muslims use the Bible as toilet paper. Hmm, which of those two things is less offensive again? Me personally, I'll take having a book burning.

A lot of things have happened around this story over the past few days. First, General Petraeus came out and said that having a Koran burning will make things worse for the soldiers in Afghanistan. the only thing is, NOTHING will make Afghanistan easier. The best thing to do would be to bomb the place and leave. It's a waste of taxpayer money to give those people roads and infrastructure and oh by the way, the Taliban will really appreciate all that when they come back to power. Yes, I do think they'll come back. And I think that after we waste billions of taxpayer dollars to improve roads over there, it'll be easier for the Taliban to move missiles around. Three cheers for being stupid.

Barack Obama only cares about freedom of religion/speech when it comes to Muslims building a mosque two blocks away from Ground Zero. When it comes to a church's right to burn Korans, he's against it all the way. While we're on the subject of that mosque, the Imam in charge of it said that if it isn't built Muslims will attack. A little late for that, I'm thinking. Here's what the nutjob had to say:

“If this is not handled correctly, this crisis could become much bigger than the Danish cartoon crisis, which resulted in attacks on Danish embassies in various parts of the Muslim world…. If we don’t handle this crisis correctly it could become something which could really become very, very, very dangerous indeed.”

Wow. I'm terrified. Except it doesn't take much to set Muslims off, so I'm used to this now. Gateway Pundit had this response:

Imam Rauf, in all sincerity sir, you can take your victory mosque and shove it.

Ditto.

On the 9th of September, and about four pm, the pastor of the Florida church, Terry Jones, agreed to meet with the (Florida?) Imam, who promised that the Victory mosque would be moved. After that promise, Jones called off the burning of the Korans.

About four hours later it came out that the Imam had been lying all along and wasn't going to move the mosque. (Apparently the Imam was following the principle of taqqiya, or lying to nonbelievers.) This lie, however, was soon found out, and Jones declared the Koran Burning back on.

The media, of course, is having fits over this. No one should ever the malign the "religion of peace" but of course it's okay to malign every other religion. and freedom of speech is only for Islam, as they were in favor of this mosque and against the Koran burning.

This story just gets more and more bizarre. According to at least one report, the Westboro Baptist church has threatened that if the Dove Outreach Center doesn't burn any Korans, they will, and they claim to have done it once before. (For those of you who need a refresher, the Westboro Baptist church was the one protesting outside a soldier's funeral, and they got dragged to court for it.)

In another story, Donald Trump has offered to buy out one of the mosque investors in an effort to ends the whole controversy. You can read the whole story here.

Soldiers have already shot some protesters for throwing rocks at their base. Apparently there's no word on whether or not the soldiers were American or Afghan.

This story just gets more bizarre all the time.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Muslims: We're victims too!

The AP is determined to make sure that this 9/11, you realize that Muslims are victims too!

Don't buy it. Just don't:

American Muslims are boosting security at mosques, seeking help from leaders of other faiths and airing ads underscoring their loyalty to the United States — all ahead of a 9/11 anniversary they fear could bring more trouble for their communities.
Now I can't get inside these Muslims' heads, but they are probably lying. The Koran permits Muslims to lie to unbelievers, so all those ads claiming loyalty are probably defective merchandise.
Their goal is not only to protect Muslims, but also to prevent them from retaliating if provoked.
Given how violent Muslims actually are, eh, good luck with that one.

One Sept. 11 protest in New York against the proposed mosque near ground zero is expected to feature Geert Wilders, the aggressively anti-Islam Dutch lawmaker. The same day in Gainesville, Fla., the Dove World Outreach Center plans to burn copies of the Quran.

"We can expect crazy people out there will do things, but we don't want to create a hysteria," among Muslims, said Victor Begg of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan. "Americans, in general, they support pluralism. It's just that there's a lot of misinformation out there that has created confusion."
What misinformation exactly? This is a really important question to ask here. What is this misinformation about? What's in the Koran? We know the truth and now it needs to be suppressed? I wish I knew what this guy was talking about.

On Tuesday, the Islamic Society of North America will hold a summit of Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders in Washington "to address the growing tide of fear and intolerance" in the furor over the planned New York mosque.

Islamic centers in many cities are intensifying surveillance and keeping closer contact with law enforcement. Adding to Muslim concern is a fluke of the lunar calendar: Eid al-Fitr, a joyous holiday marking the end of Ramadan, will fall around Sept. 11 this year. Muslim leaders fear festivities could be misinterpreted as celebrating the 2001 terror strikes.
I sure hope those rabbis and pastors back out of that meeting: going to that is asking for trouble. And we don't need to see that you're celebrating: we saw it when the towers destroyed: Muslims were happy.

Separately, groups are distributing ads to combat persistent suspicions about Islam. One spot, called "My Faith, My Voice," features American Muslims saying, "I don't want to take over this country."
Yes you do want to take over this country. Don't lie to me. The goal laid out in the Koran is that there will only be piece in the world when Islam is spread throughout the entire world. Don't even bother to lie.

I could keep going, but I don't feel like it; I'm really annoyed. The AP tried to pull this stunt last year too: "don't blame the Muslims! They're just as much victims as we were!" Which is simply not true. Yes, Muslims were killed when plane the planes hit the WTC, just like members of every other ethnic group, but it doesn't matter. According to the Koran it doesn't matter if "innocent" Muslims are caught in the crossfire of a suicide attack. If they were good people they'll go to heaven. (The ultra-cynical view is, "Blow up everyone around you and let Allah sort 'em out.")

And it irritates me. I am not concerned about the feelings of living, breathing, let's-build-a-mosque-near-ground-Zero Muslims. I am more concerned about remembering the people who lost their lives on 9/11.

But hey, what can you expect from the anti-American press?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Obama needs his License Revoked

"After they drove the car into the ditch, made it as difficult as possible for us to pull it back, now they want the keys back. No. You can't drive. We don't want to have to go back into the ditch. We just got the car out."

- Barack Obama, attempting to prove that his party should be re-elected (And proving that he thinks you, the average voter, has no idea what's going on.)

Someone should go tell Obama to go take a look at his poll numbers. He's not doing so hot - and neither is Congress. He had this cute little metaphor that if you want to go forward you put the car in 'D' not 'R'. In this little metaphor, Obama is saying that if you vote Democrat, he can get you out of the ditch, but not if you vote Republican. Of course, this little metaphor might work better if he hadn't put the car into gear and then drove it into the ditch.

Obama has once again proved how out of touch with reality he is. The economy failed in the latter end of George Bush's term largely because of the housing bubble, which was built up by Democrats to start with! Then Obama came along promising change and put the car even further in the ditch by killing job wherever he found them and terrorizing the economy.

He's attempted to kill drilling jobs with his oil drilling moratorium. He's killed jobs at tanning salons by raising new taxes on them. He's trying to limit how many fish fisherman can catch and therefore reduce the profits the fishermen get. And those are just a few examples of what he's done to ruin this economy.

Back when he was running for President, Obama made another incredibly stupid remark, this one about wanting trickle-up economics. It's been a while since I took economics and heaven knows I'm no businesswoman, but even I know a dumb idea when I hear it. That dumb statement doesn't just defy economics, it also defies gravity.

In nature, when water flows down from a lake, it waters everything on the way down. It never trickles back up to where it came from. And the same principle works in economics. (Which I'm going to go out on a limb and assume Obama failed.) Rich people have money, and when they're not running scared that the government will take their money away from them, they invest it in the stock market. This gives companies more money which allows them to expand and hire more people. As money trickles down it helps everyone. It can't trickle up; poor people don't invest in the economy enough to make a difference.

So thanks for nothing Obama. You did NOT ever get that car back out of the ditch, you got it stuck in there deeper, and you're happy about it because it lets you push your dumb socialist agenda.

It's time to revoke Obama's licence. November 2012 can't come fast enough.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

FL Church Promises to Burn Korans, Muslims Respond in Typical Fashion





1 Corinthians 6:12a

"All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful."


First of all, Pastor, none of those things you listed are isolated incidents. Not one. they are all part of the Islamization of America. And I do agree that it needs to be stopped.

Second, if this doesn't make those idiots in the media shut up about 'religion of Peace' already, nothing ever will. See how this pastor is receiving death threats? You get two guesses as to who is sending them, and I'll give you two hints:

1. Not Christians.

2. Not Jews.

Christians don't send death threats. Muslims do, though.

Now this is controversial for many reasons, and I probably won't get to them all here. First of all, the question is, Is it a good idea for this church to do this? Part of me desperately wants to say yes because I'm tired of creeping Islam. Yes, this should be done. Everyone out at that book burning should be carrying a gun in case CAIR tries something and why are you just burning Korans? You haven't gone far enough. You'd better serve ham at this thing - bonus points if you cook it over the fire you make from the Korans, and you need to have instrumental music playing in the background, too. The Battle Hymn of the Republic, or something.

But the other part of me wants to know if this is the right thing to do. Is this a good testimony for us Christians? I don't know. But I do wonder, particularly when I remember the Crusades.

How much longer are we going to sit down and take it while Muslims demand that we
give them everything they want? I've blogged on here about the idiot Muslim cook who tried to sue his employers when they wanted him to cook pork. If you don't want to cook pork, then maybe you shoulda been a desert chef or something. Muslims are creeping into our culture and they are not assimilating - they expect us to assimilate to them.

I'm tired of Islam. Right now they're trying to build a VICTORY MOSQUE TO COMMEMORATE THE DEATHS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ON 9/11. Let's not beat around the bush, we'll call the Hamasque of the Usual Suspects what it is: a VICTORY MOSQUE TO COMMEMORATE THE DEATHS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ON 9/11. Okay? And I'm tired of it. Building a mosque in a business district - it's not because you need a place to worship, it's because you want to COMMEMORATE THE DEATH OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, well, you get the point.

And then, Bibles. In Saudi Arabia, it is illegal to own one of these. Oh, yeah, real tolerant religion going on there. Burn a flag, burn people to death, burn a church, burn a Bible, Muslims don't blink. Burn a Koran, and they scream like stuck pigs.(By the way, I think it's worth mentioning that church burning is the second-favorite pastime of Muslims.)

Now, there is endless debate going on now about whether or not this is the right thing to do. There is no easy now. The easiest thing to do would be to not let any more Muslims over here, ever. After 9/11 immigration from the Middle East should have been stopped, with the only exception being the Jews. Only Jews, not Muslims who lived in Israel.

Now, "All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful." It falls under free speech laws that these people can burn Korans, but is it helpful? Or will it be another black mark against Christians? At this point I would have to say that there's not much you can do that will make Christianity look any better in the media's eyes. Determined to make Islam the religion of peace, they've left Christianity to be transforming into a 'violent religion.' We're not, by the way. but the media will never listen to that.

As to whether or not the church should burn Korans, because I'm still evenly divided over what to do, I'll leave that one up to them. But one thing that I think is worth mentioning is the Crusades. At this rate, we're going to need a few more of these.

Contrary to what you've heard from your teachers or from watching Kingdom of Heaven, the Crusades were not a bunch of Christians going out to terrorize Muslims. the Crusades were a bunch of Christians going out to stop Muslim aggression and prevent said Muslims from taking over Europe.

Q: The Crusades are often portrayed as a militarily offensive venture. Were they?

Spencer: No. Pope Urban II, who called for the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont in 1095, was calling for a defensive action -- one that was long overdue.

As he explained, he was calling the Crusade because without any defensive action, "the faithful of God will be much more widely attacked" by the Turks and other Muslim forces.

"For, as most of you have heard, the Turks and Arabs have attacked them and have conquered the territory of Romania [the Greek empire] as far west as the shore of the Mediterranean and the Hellespont, which is called the Arm of St. George," Pope Urban II said in his address. "They have occupied more and more of the lands of those Christians, and have overcome them in seven battles. They have killed and captured many, and have destroyed the churches and devastated the empire.

"If you permit them to continue thus for a while with impunity, the faithful of God will be much more widely attacked by them."

He was right. Jihad warfare had from the seventh century to the time of Pope Urban conquered and Islamized what had been over half of Christendom. There had been no response from the Christian world until the Crusades.

Huh. No response until the crusades. The media won't acknowledge Islam for what it is, and it'll take Crusades now to stop this spread of Islam. Methinks history might be slated to repeat itself.

Q: What are some popular misconceptions about the Crusades?

Spencer: One of the most common is the idea that the Crusades were an unprovoked attack by Europe against the Islamic world.

In fact, the conquest of Jerusalem in 638 stood at the beginning of centuries of Muslim aggression, and Christians in the Holy Land faced an escalating spiral of persecution.

Early in the eighth century 60 Christian pilgrims from Amorium were crucified; around the same time the Muslim governor of Caesarea seized a group of pilgrims from Iconium and had them all executed as spies -- except for a small number who converted to Islam.

Muslims also demanded money from pilgrims, threatening to ransack the Church of the Resurrection if they didn't pay.

Later in the eighth century, a Muslim ruler banned displays of the cross in Jerusalem. He also increased the tax on non-Muslims -- jizya -- that Christians had to pay and forbade Christians to engage in religious instruction of their own children and fellow believers.

Early in the ninth century the persecutions grew so severe that large numbers of Christians fled for Constantinople and other Christian cities. In 937, Muslims went on a rampage in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, plundering and destroying the Church of Calvary and the Church of the Resurrection.

In 1004, the Fatimid Caliph, Abu 'Ali al-Mansur al-Hakim, ordered the destruction of churches, the burning of crosses, and the seizure of church property. Over the next 10 years 30,000 churches were destroyed, and untold numbers of Christians converted to Islam simply to save their lives.

In 1009, al-Hakim commanded that the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem be destroyed, along with several other churches, including the Church of the Resurrection. In 1056, the Muslims expelled 300 Christians from Jerusalem and forbade European Christians from entering the rebuilt Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

When the Seljuk Turks took Jerusalem in 1077, the Seljuk Emir Atsiz bin Uwaq promised not to harm the inhabitants, but once his men had entered the city, they murdered 3,000 people.

Another common misconception is that the Crusades were fought to convert Muslims to Christianity by force. Glaringly absent from every report about Pope Urban's address at the Council of Claremont is any command to the Crusaders to convert Muslims.

It was not until over 100 years after the First Crusade, in the 13th century, that European Christians made any organized attempt to convert Muslims to Christianity, when the Franciscans began missionary work among Muslims in lands held by the Crusaders. This effort was largely unsuccessful.

Yet another misconception revolves around the Crusaders' bloody sack of Jerusalem in 1099.

The capture of Jerusalem is often portrayed as unique in medieval history, and as the cause of Muslim mistrust of the West. It might be more accurate to say that it was the start of a millennium of anti-Western grievance mongering and propaganda.

The Crusaders' sack of Jerusalem was a heinous crime -- particularly in light of the
religious and moral principles they professed to uphold. However, by the military standards of the day, it was not actually anything out of the ordinary.

In those days, it was a generally accepted principle of warfare that if a city under siege resisted capture, it could be sacked, and while if it did not resist, mercy would be shown. It is a matter of record that Muslim armies frequently behaved in exactly the same way when entering a conquered city.

This is not to excuse the Crusaders' conduct by pointing to similar actions. One atrocity does not excuse another. But it does illustrate that the Crusaders' behavior in Jerusalem was consistent with that of other armies of the period -- since all states subscribed to the same notions of siege and resistance.

In 1148, Muslim commander Nur ed-Din did not hesitate to order the killing of every Christian in Aleppo. In 1268, when the jihad forces of the Mamluk Sultan Baybars took Antioch from the Crusaders, Baybars was annoyed to find that the Crusader ruler had already left the city -- so he wrote to him bragging of his massacres of Christians.

Most notorious of all may be the jihadists' entry into Constantinople on May 29, 1453, when they, according to historian Steven Runciman, "slew everyone that they met in the streets, men, women and children without discrimination."

Finally, it is a misconception that Pope John Paul II apologized for the Crusades. He did not.

There is no doubt that the belief that Pope John Paul II apologized for the Crusades is widespread. When he died, the Washington Post reminded its readers "during his long reign, Pope John Paul II apologized to Muslims for the Crusades, to Jews for anti-Semitism, to Orthodox Christians for the sacking of Constantinople, to Italians for the Vatican's associations with the Mafia and to scientists for the persecution of Galileo."

However, John Paul II never actually apologized for the Crusades. The closest he came was on March 12, 2000, the "Day of Pardon."

During his homily he said: "We cannot fail to recognize the infidelities to the Gospel committed by some of our brethren, especially during the second millennium. Let us ask pardon for the divisions which have occurred among Christians, for the violence some have used in the service of the truth and for the distrustful and hostile attitudes sometimes taken toward the followers of other religions."

This is hardly a clear apology for the Crusades.

Don't think for one minute that if the Muslims could force us all to stop worshiping God and teaching each other - even each other! - about the Bible, they wouldn't do it. It would not surprise me if very shortly we are in for the fight of lives just to keep our freedoms.

I'm glad the Pope didn't apologize. At least someone has a brain.

In Europe things have already started to reach a breaking point. No one over there wants the Muslims anymore simply because of the way act and how they demand to be treated better then everyone else. Whether this is because their skin is brown or what I don't know or honestly care.

These people are already trying to infiltrate our culture and force us to play by their rules, and I don't appreciate that much. The Muslims are consistently doing outrageous things, so maybe it's time that the rest of us be just as outrageous.

Maybe. Maybe doing this isn't right at all.

Or maybe it's what we need - the beginning of another Crusade.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Finally, Something Obama DIDN'T Apoligize For

Or send someone over to apologize in his place. From FOX News:

The U.S. delegation will not offer an apology for dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki when it attends a ceremony in Japan on Friday marking the 65th anniversary of the attacks, which brought World War II to an end.

State Department spokesman Noel Clay said no apology will be offered by the delegation, to be led by U.S. Ambassador John Roos, at the ceremony in Hiroshima.

Gene Tibbets, son of Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., seen here, says Friday's visit to Hiroshima by U.S. Ambassador John Roos is an act of contrition that his late father would never have approved.

The U.S. delegation will not offer an apology for dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki when it attends a ceremony in Japan on Friday marking the 65th anniversary of the attacks, which brought World War II to an end.

State Department spokesman Noel Clay said no apology will be offered by the
delegation, to be led by U.S. Ambassador John Roos, at the ceremony in Hiroshima.

"As Assistant Secretary [P.J.] Crowley stated, at this particular point, we thought it was the right thing to do," Clay said in an e-mail on Thursday. "Ambassador Roos will attend the ceremony to express respect for all the victims of World War II. From the tragedy of that war, the U.S. and Japan have become close friends and allies. We must continue to work together to ensure that such a tragedy does not happen again."

Some survivors of the bombing had indicated that they hoped Roos would offer an apology at the ceremony.

Terumi Tanaka, who survived the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki at age 13 and is now secretary-general of the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Associations, said the "best thing" the delegation could do would be to apologize for the two bombings, which killed roughly 220,000 people.

"We welcome the visit," he told The Associated Press. "But without an apology, it is difficult for us. We aren't asking for reparations. We simply want the U.S. to apologize and get rid of its nuclear arsenal."

"We want America to get rid of all nukes!" Now doesn't that just figure. Some other things come to me out of this, including, did the government consider making the apology or did the Japanese ask them to make it?

The son of one of the men who dropped a bomb said that we were apologizing just by being there. I don't know. Maybe he's right.

On the IMAO post, which is where I first learned about this, one of the commentors pointed out that the Japanese haven't apologized for Pearl Harbor yet. It's a good point, and I'd like to add one more: where's our apology for the Bataan Death March? I don't think the Japanese have to much of a right to be after an apology.

One more thing: just in case Obummer doesn't know about this yet, let's not tell him that no one's apologizing until after this memorial is over.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Whatdaya Know, the Healthcare Bill Kills Jobs, Too.

Why am I not surprised? From Gateway Pundit, who got it from the Washington Post:

The sun hasn’t exactly set on Solar Planet, but anxiety over the fate of the Arlington tanning salon has been running high ever since a “tan tax” took effect Thursday.

One of the less publicized measures in the new health-care law, the tax imposes a 10 percent surcharge on the use of ultraviolet indoor tanning beds.

Supporters — including the Obama administration, congressional Democrats and dermatologists — have argued that the tax will raise an estimated $2.7 billion toward the cost of expanding health coverage to the uninsured, while discouraging a practice that increases the risk of skin cancer by as much as threefold in frequent users, according to scientific research.

But outraged tanning salon owners worry that the levy could deal a death blow to an industry already reeling from the recession.

“In 26 years of business this is the worst I’ve seen it,” said Scott Shortnacy, owner of the Arlington Solar Planet as well as six other branches in the Washington area. “Normally for people who tan, it’s a part of their lifestyle. They keep doing it even in a recession. But everybody has been looking for ways to cut back on those areas. … Our sales are down 20 to 30 percent.”

According to the Indoor Tanning Association, an industry trade group, most of the nation's 19,000 tanning salons are small businesses owned and staffed by women. Shortnacy said all but two of his several dozen employees are women. With business so slow, he opted against hiring the 10 to 15 seasonal workers he normally adds during the spring high season.
This is beyond stupid. This is just so, incredibly, stupid. In the last paragraph, a tanning salon owner points out how he didn't hire additional workers for the spring season. That's fifteen jobs out the door right there. And more jobs will follow; to avoid paying that tax, people will cut back on tanning, and when the patrons go, people who work in tanning salons are going to lose thier jobs.

So thanks, Democrats. Thanks for killing more jobs that people could have used. Thanks for nothing.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!

I'm excited. I can be excited, right? It's the Fourth of July, and I can't help but think that even though George Washington would be ashamed that we named the now corrupt seat of government after him, as long as there's still Patriots out there in America somewhere, we'll still be fine, right? That's my big question.

But enough about politics; it's time to celebrate! Have a Happy 4th of July everyone, and may God bless America! Here's to 235 more years!

And thanks also to all the servicemen and women who've kept us free and made our way of life possible. Thank you.


Friday, June 25, 2010

And back to Cynical Book!

Yes, that poor other blog of mine, left abandoned for so long, is finally being put back to work, being used to host a modern events story. Yay! Oh, I have lots of work to do over there, and that's not even counting the work I have to do on the story.

The template designer... man, I hate that thing. What happened to all the old templates? Like the ones I've used on my blogs? I thought that maybe I should see if there are some other templates I'd like to try, but I couldn't find the old ones and all the new ones are just dumb. I prefer the simplistic approach of the old templates; the new ones have no spot for my blog banner and on Cynical Book it takes my sticky post - which is supposed to be at the top of the page - and puts it down on the very bottom. That's annoying.

But enough complaining. I have finally felt secure enough to take my pro-Israel banner down... for now. Much as I love the pretty blue and white, it feels more normal to have the regular, same-old-same-old banner back up.

I ran into some trouble this morning trying to get to Gateway Pundit's blog. Anyone know what the deal with that is? Is it just my computer, or something else? Every time I tried to go over there my virus software said that there was some malware or something there. (This is another annoying thing, because I'd kinda like to see the news.)

Well, i think I'll go try GP's blog again, and see if I can get over there. Also, there is a new banner in the works for New Revolution - Cynical Book. (Which I will most likely continue to refer to only as Cynical Book.) Here's the link to CB. I'd love to have some people reading the story. :D

But I'll close this post for now.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Liberals are Smarter than the Average Box of Rocks

I don't care if the title seems mean, I don' t know how I'm gonna get through I'm gonna handle the rest of Obummer's term. Sheesh.

At least if I post something new on this blog, I won't have to keep staring at Hillary Clinton's face every time I come over to use the song list. I don't want to have to keep looking at her.

Since I'm already tired of staring at Clinton's face, I won't even cross-post the video of Helen Thomas. She went out and said that the Jews should go back to Germany and Poland and then had to resign in disgrace. Fitting, I think. Then Rosie O'Donnell came out and said that Helen Thomas was right. Hmm, I think I fell a song lyric coming on: "... the blind leading the lied too." That, by the way, is from Switchfoot's song "Dirty Second Hands."

My pro-Israel banner will stay up for awhile longer. It would be nice if people realized that Israel was trying to protect itself.

The Religion of Peace is at it again: Read and be sick: Taliban executes 7 year old child for spying
The peaceful left is also at it again: Leftist thug beat Tea Party Protester

This is crazy.

The U.S. was ranked #85 in the list of most peaceful nations. If Iran made any number higher than 85, I'm crying foul. There's already something fishy going on, since Rwanda is higher on the list. What the crap?:

Many Americans may be suspicious of any peace index that has their country behind Nicaragua and Rwanda, McConaghy acknowledges.
Yes, it's good that you acknowledge it. Too bad something else is fishy about this. Let's get that list and have a look.

What? What is Israel doing as number 144? Now I'm mad. Why are they lower than Iran?Someone explain this BS to me.

America being were it is reminds me of the quote I added to this blog the other day:

"This country has shed more blood for the freedom of other people than all the other nations in the history of the world combined, and I’m tired of people feeling like they’ve got to apologize for America."
That is accredited to Fred Thompson, and it's so true.

Moving on.

Here's fun poster that we should all keep in mind between now and November.

And here's a fun story on how Rueters is doctoring their having their photos of the Middle East doctored. From Are You Freaking Stupid?, who got it from FOX News:

The British-based Reuters news agency has been stung for the second time by charges that it edited politically sensitive photos in a way that casts Israel in a bad light. But this time Reuters claims it wasn’t at fault.

The news agency reacted to questions raised by an American blogger who showed that Reuters' photo service edited out knives and blood traces from pictures taken aboard the activist ship Mavi Marmara during a clash with Israeli commandos last week. Nine people were killed and scores were injured in the clash.

The pictures of the fight were released by IHH, the Turkish-based group that sponsored the six-ship fleet that tried to break Israel's blockade of Gaza.

In one photo, an Israeli commando is shown lying on the deck of the ship, surrounded by activists. The uncut photo released by IHH shows the hand of an unidentified activist holding a knife. But in the Reuters photo, the hand is visible but the knife has been edited out.

You got it from some Turkish organization and you didn't wonder the pictures had been edited? Seriously? I'd like to say you're not at fault, but I don't know what British law is. The Constitution protects the right to be stupid, though. (Unfortunate though it may be.)

Speaking of the Constitution, here's a guaranteed blood boiler for you patriots out there. This warning was published on copies of the U.S. Constitution put out by A & D publishing/ Wilder Publications:

"This book is a product of it's time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it was written today."

No it doesn't, thank heaven, because if it did we would be bowing to Mecca to please our Muslim overlords while having everything from our healthcare to food rationed in a socialist utopia. But I digress:

"Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work."


I wonder if I can coherently express myself without expletives. The Constitution is more than just a classic work. It's also the document that protects your freedom, including your right to be an idiot, fortunately for Wilder Publishing. From the Fox News article:

Walter Olson, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, says the company may be trying to ensure that oversensitive people don't pull its works off bookstore or library shelves.

"Any idea that’s 100 years old will probably offend someone or other," Olson told FoxNews.com. "…But if there’s anything that you ought to be able to take at a first gulp for yourself and then ask your parents if you're wondering about this or that strange thing, it should be the founding documents of American history."


If you're so oversensitive that a copy of the Constitution is offensive, do the whole country a favor: get out.

The warning seems to be offending more people than the documents themselves.

There's an understatement for ya.

Amazon.com’s customer reviews of Wilder’s copy of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation show an overwhelming number of people speaking out against the disclaimer, describing it as “insulting,” “sickening” and “frankly, horrifying.”

Another review for Wilder’s edition of the Federalist Papers calls for an all-out boycott of the publisher, sarcastically pointing out the "dangerous ideas" it’s trying to protect children from: "limited government, checks and balances, constrained judicial review, dual sovereignty of states and federal government, and deliberative democracy."


The publisher could not be reached for comment on this story. How convenient.

Why are liberals so bent on destroying this country? I will never understand their mindsets.


Seriously.