Friday, June 25, 2010
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
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.
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
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.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
In case you missed the news, a bunch of "peace activists" tried to run a blockade in Gaza. IMAO put it best when they said these are "the sort of peace activist who want nothing more than war." Because that's exactly the kind of peace activist that tried to get into Gaza.
All sorts of things have come out about this flotilla attack. Hillary Clinton had to go open her big mouth:
"We support, in the strongest terms, the security council's call for a prompt, impartial, credible, and transparent investigation."
From the U.N.? Don't make me laugh, lady. You and I both know that the U.N. hates Israel and can't do jack squat right.
"We support an Israeli investigation that meets those criteria."
Boy, I wish I could lie like that without my conscious driving me up a wall. Maybe it's a bit early to be calling her words a lie, but I just this feeling that I'm gonna be right. We'll deal with Gaza here in a minute.
(Palestinian authority, what Palestinian authority? Yes I know I'm supposed to keep going but I couldn't help that one.)
One more for good measure:
"Ultimately the solution to this conflict must be found through an agreement based on a two-state solution negotiated between the parties."
Okay. My friend Ron Mossad had a lovely post on the two-state solution so I won't deal with it here. You can go here if you're interested in more on that. Okay, back to the point.
So Mrs. Clinton wants a fair investigation. I wonder, will that investigation include this video:
For the first few seconds of this video you can some soldiers boarding the boat. Then you see a "Peace activist" tossing a rock at a soldier. And the subtitles take care of the rest.
Wow. That's about the same kind of peace I expected from the religion of Islam - oh wait....
Gateway Pundit, through YNet News adds this statement from the soldier who was thrown over the side of the ship:
R. was the soldier who was thrown from the deck, as shown in the footage distributed by the IDF. "I was in front of a number of people with knives and clubs. I cocked my weapon when I saw that one was coming towards me with a knife drawn and I fired once. Then another 20 people came at me from all directions and threw me down to the deck below."
"Then I felt a stabbing in my stomach. It was a knife. I got the knife out, then somehow got down to the lower deck where there were more people. This was when the soldiers had got control of all the boat except the lower deck. Me and another soldier managed to get to the deck, and we jumped into the water, from where our forces collected us. Another soldier who was beaten hard lost consciousness. Other soldiers covered him until we managed to get him out."
Hmm. That doesn't sound so peaceful to me.
Obama came out and condemned Israel. Then again, they did put his friends in danger (Not that that's an excuse):
Former Weather Underground leaders William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, as well as Code Pink founder Jodie Evans, helped organize the Free Gaza Movement, which launched the six-ship flotilla from Turkey to Israel that ended in a violent clash with Israeli Defense Forces, BigGovernment.com reported.
... This wasn’t the first time that the Free Gaza Movement, whose board of directors include well-known leftists Noam Chomsky and Naomi Klein, sent vessels to Gaza to deliberately provoke a reaction from Israel.
... And if there’s any doubt that this was a political set-up instead of a humanitarian mission, the fact that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez promised to join a future convoy should dispel any doubts.
Well isn't that some interesting food for thought. So now that we know this was set up and now that we know that those peace activists weren't peace activists - unless stabbing someone in the stomach is now 'peaceful' - who's fault is it now?
Here's a hint: not Israel.
Ron Mossad: 10 Dead as Israeli forces storm Gaza Freedom Flotilla
Ron Mossad: More info on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla
Gateway Pundit: Netanyahu: This was no Love Boat
And for the people who think that this incident took place in 'International Waters': Click here.