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Lame Stream Media and Arrowhead Ripper

Big Bad (chuckle-chuckle snort-snort) Joe Klein: Michael Yon he ain’t…

I helicoptered today into Baquba, the centerpiece of the current U.S. offensive in Iraq, with Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno -and then drove via Stryker brigade into the center of the fight for a briefing. It was midday, and the sun was so hot that both sides in the battle seemed to be taking a siesta. Only a few small explosions could be heard in the distance; there was no small arms fire. Odierno-a supertanker of a man with a shaved head who looks like ancient turtle-met with a group of battalion commanders in the ruins of a medical center that had been blasted, by someone, several years earlier. Situation maps were leaned against a white ceramic tile wall; the officers sat in campaign chairs, hunched in a tight semi-circle; bottles of cold water were passed around.

Read the article and then read Yon’s.  Which one has “the pulse”?

June 21, 2007 Posted by | Arrowhead Ripper, Lame Stream Media | Leave a comment

Michael Yon…On Day One

Operation Arrowhead Ripper: Day One

The first day of operation Arrowhead Ripper was intense. The Army is giving full access to the battlefield, and while on base full access to the TOC (HQ) which means I see the raw truth on the ground, and as it feeds through the TOC. They are hiding nothing. Or if they are, it’s in plain view. (Special operations notwithstanding.) A reporter can see as much as he or she can stand.

God Be With You And Our Troops, Michael! Thank you for your unending devotion.


“…I don’t want to say much more about that, but our guys are seriously outsmarting them. Big fights are ahead and we will take serious losses probably, but al Qaeda, unless they find a way to escape, are about to be slaughtered. Nobody is dropping leaflets asking them to surrender. Our guys want to kill them, and that’s the plan…”

June 21, 2007 Posted by | Arrowhead Ripper, Yon | Leave a comment

Senator Jim Inhoffe Wants YOU!!

Secure Our Borders. No Amnesty.
Members of the United State Senate,

I am one of the millions of Americans who believes our first priority as a nation should be to secure our borders by enforcing existing laws. Amnesty is not the solution.


I urge you to vote against the immigration reform bill currently being considered in the Senate and to oppose any future effort that undermines our national security or grants amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.


June 21, 2007 Posted by | Illegal Immigration, Petitions | Leave a comment

The Ten Commandments for Poly-tick-cians (many parasites)

Cross-posted from Miss Beth…our own Legal Eagle!!

This came to my email today from my friend Angel.


1. Thou shalt not rob those who work hard in order to subsidize those who hardly work. Note to politicians: If you really believe that drunks, druggies, and derelicts have a “right” to “equal housing,” open up the doors of your own home!

2. Thou shalt not send American troops into harms way — and then stab them in the back when they’re fighting at the front. Cut and run is not a sound strategy for military victory. Those like Mr. Murtha who are still fighting the War in Vietnam should not let their pitiful flashbacks dictate our foreign policy.

3. Thou shalt not kill unborn babies. Period.

4. Thou shalt not extort income taxes above 10% of the American worker’s annual earnings. If 10% is good enough for God, it’s good enough for government.

5. Thou shalt not grant amnesty to illegal aliens. Instead of rewarding them with a primrose “path to citizenship”, put them on the fast track to the Mexican border.

6. Thou shalt not surrender American sovereignty. There is no “global test.” There is no “precedent in foreign law.” And there is no need to continue subsidizing the UN’s Kofi Anan and his America-bashing band of predators, pariahs, and piranhas.

7. Thou shalt not pay yourselves one more dime than the average income of the American worker. If you truly want to represent us, learn to live within our means. Then, maybe you’ll stop robbing us blind and spending us broke. Perhaps if you learn first-hand how hard it is for the average American to balance the family budget, you’ll become a little more adept at balancing the federal budget.

8. Thou shalt serve no more than two terms in office. Remember us? We’re the ones who sent you to Washington mistakenly thinking you might one day want to return … The ones you seem to hope will now leave you alone, forget your phone number, and stop inundating you with FREE emails and ActiFaxes. Well, don’t count on it – because it’s never going to happen.

9. Thou shalt not continue to endorse, support, or condone the government’s ruthless persecution of Christians, Christian values and Christian observances. Let’s put it this way: Every year the Manger Scene is not back in the public square further diminishes your chances of getting back into public office. What exactly is it that you don’t understand about, “Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise [of religion]”?

10. Thou shalt not place yourself above the law. When you get caught driving drunk, don’t try to pull rank – just take the breathalyser and perp walk to the paddy wagon … When you assault a police officer, don’t claim the divine right of royalty … And when you get caught taking a bribe, don’t claim that “congressional privilege” means the cold cash is yours to keep.

Angel, my friend–you said it ALL in a nutshell!

June 21, 2007 Posted by | Congress, Justice, Politics | Leave a comment

Press 1 For English

(shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh)  don’t tell GWB, JM, TK,etc, you saw this.

Embed unauthorized…for obvious reasons.

June 21, 2007 Posted by | Illegal Immigration | 3 Comments

Fred Thompson and CAIR: Update

Cross Posted from Wake up America

First off, you might notice we have done a few pieces on Fred Thompson, as well as being part of a blogroll for Fred and having a contribute button on the left sidebar.

The only way to decide whether or not to endorse him when the time comes is to listen to what he has to say, check his voting record and when the times comes, make the decision, so as I hear and watch him, I bring his words to you also because in 2008, you also will be making the decision of who to vote for.

First, lets look at what Thompson had to say about CAIR, then I am going to show you CAIR’s extensive history as well as the documented proof of his terror ties.

I’ve talked before about the Council on American-Islamic Relations — most recently because it filed that lawsuit against Americans who reported suspicious behavior by Muslims on a U.S. Airways flight. Better known just as CAIR, the lobbying group has come under a lot of scrutiny lately for its connections to terror-supporting groups. This time, though, The Washington Times has uncovered some very good news about the group.

For years, CAIR has claimed to represent millions of American Muslims. In fact, they claim to represent more Muslim in American than … there are in America. This has alarmed Americans in general as the group often seems to be more aligned with our enemies than us — which isn’t surprising as it spun off from a group funded by Hamas. As you know, Hamas has been waging a terrorist war against Israel and calls for its total destruction. It also promises to see America destroyed. Nowadays, Hamas is busy murdering its Palestinian political rivals.

Even with this history, and CAIR’s conspicuous failure to condemn Hamas by name, it has been treated as if represents Muslim Americans by our own government. The good news is that the financial support CAIR claims to have among American Muslims is a myth. We know this because The Washington Times got hold of the group’s IRS tax records.

CAIR’s dues-paying membership has shrunk 90 percent since 9/11 — from 29,000 in 2000 to only 1,700 last year. CAIR’s annual income from dues plunged from $733,000 to $59,000. Clearly, America’s Muslims are not supporting this group — and I’m happy to hear about it.

Of course, every silver lining seems to have a cloud; and this cloud is that CAIR’s spending is running about $3 million a year. They’ve opened 25 new chapters in major cities across the country even as their dues shrank to a pittance. The question is; who’s funding CAIR?

CAIR’s not saying. The New York Times earlier this year reported that the backing is from “wealthy Persian Gulf governments” including the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Obviously, we have a bigger problem here than the one with CAIR.

One of the things I am beginning to appreciate about Fred Thompson is he says what needs to be said without regard to “political correctness“. Everyone is so damn scared to speak the truth if it might offend someone that too much is being left unsaid.

That is dangerous and unacceptable.

Our Previous post, written by Snooper talks a bit about the Muslim Brotherhood and Keith Ellison and I am going to expand on that a bit.

NOW, a little history abut CAIR and Kieth Ellison’s links to CAIR, previously shown to you here.

Jump forward to today now. Does everybody remember the Flying Imam incident? Where six Imams were removed from a plane for acting suspiciously, praying loudy (which is what CAIR focused on), asking for seat belt extensions and then placing them at their feet instead of using them, speaking in a manner than when translated showed complete anti-American, Pro Saddam Hussein rhetoric and placing themselves in a seating arrangement exactly like the 9/11 terrorists did before those fateful crashes.

Ellison also took part in “Community Night” with Imam Siraj Wahhaj, and Imam Dr. Omar Shahin. This was “for Imams to meet and interact with community members.” Some of the participants of this meeting became involved in the Flying Imams controversy after being removed from an Arizona bound plane for concerning behavior. Ellison became involved in this controversy shortly after it erupted when he attempted to arrange a meeting between parties including US Airways executives, the Metropolitan Airports Commission, and other legislators and community members.

Questions about Shahin surfaced in July 2005, when author and terrorism investigator Steven Emerson, author of “Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the U.S.,” mentioned him in testimony before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee investigating the financing of terrorists.

Emerson identified Shahin as a fundraiser for KindHearts, a Toledo-based Muslim charity that has been a subject of federal scrutiny for suspected links to terror-related groups in the Mideast. Emerson also noted Shahin’s work as an imam for the Islamic Center of Tucson, which, he said, “has an extensive history of terror links.”

Okay, so lets give Ellison the benefit of doubt once again and chalk his connection with Shahnin and the Nation of Islam up to coincedence or bad judgment.


Since its founding in 1994, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and its employees have combined, conspired, and agreed with third parties, including, but not limited to, the Islamic Association for Palestine (“IAP”), the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (“HLF”), the Global Relief Foundation (“GRF”), and foreign nationals hostile to the interests of the United States, to provide material support to known terrorist organizations, to advance the Hamas agenda, and to propagate radical Islam. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, and certain of its officers, directors, and employees, have acted in support of, and in furtherance of, this conspiracy.

Senior CAIR employee Randall Todd Royer, a/k/a “Ismail” Royer, pled guilty and was sentenced to twenty years in prison for participating in a network of militant jihadists centered in Northern Virginia. He admitted to aiding and abetting three persons who sought training in a terrorist camp in Pakistan for the purpose of waging jihad against American troops in Afghanistan. Royer’s illegal actions occurred while he was employed with CAIR.

CAIR’s Director of Community Relations, Bassem Khafagi , was arrested by the United States due to his ties with a terror-financing front group. Khafagi pled guilty to charges of visa and bank fraud, and agreed to be deported to Egypt. Khafagi’s illegal actions occurred while he was employed by CAIR.

On December 18, 2002, Ghassan Elashi, founding board member of CAIR-Texas, a founder of the Holy Land Foundation, and a brother-in-law of Musa Abu Marzook , was arrested by the United States and charged with, among other things, making false statements on export declarations, dealing in the property of a designated terrorist organization, conspiracy and money laundering. Ghassan Elashi committed his crimes while working at CAIR, and was found Guilty.

CAIR Board Member Imam Siraj Wahaj, an un-indicted co-conspirator in the first World Trade Center bombing, has called for replacing the American government with an Islamic caliphate, and warned that America will crumble unless it accepts Islam.

Consistent with Hamas ideology, CAIR has served as a conduit for the distribution of materials and funds from foreign nationals to groups and institutions within the United States for the purpose of promoting radical Islam and Hamas ideology, and attacked Islamic clerics and scholars who reject radical Islam and the Hamas agenda.

Siraj Wahaj and Omar Shahin were both part of that “community night” that Ellison took part in. Both also involved with the incident on the plane and all three involved with CAIR.

Yet another coincedence? OK, sure…lets call that a coincedence too, shall we?

Now we have two separate controversial events that happened after that “community night” meeting. One the flying Imams, then we have Ellison deciding to use the Koran for his swearing in, at a time when our country is at war with extremists that are using the Koran in a perverted way to justify killing innocent people.

Another coincedence? You decide.

What about Ellison’s “association” with CAIR?

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was an ardent supporter of Ellison’s 2006 campaign, a fact that caused some controversy (see below). Two days after the 2006 election, CAIR announced Ellison would be a keynote speaker at their annual banquet in Virginia less than two weeks later. According to a CAIR press release, this would be Ellison’s first major post-election address.

On November 13, 2006 the Star Tribune reported Ellison said he “would not be the keynote speaker at the annual banquet for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)”. Acknowledging that “His appearance had already been announced by CAIR…Ellison said it [the apparently mistaken announcement] was the result of a ‘natural, normal miscommunication.’” Though Ellison was not able to attend the event in person he sent a videotaped address.

Now, to be fair, Ellison’s associations with the Nation of Islam and CAIR could just be very bad judgment, his timing with his controversial decision to use the Koran at his swearing in ceremony could also be chalked up to bad judgement.

But everything together, the connection to the Imams that were removed from the plane, the CAIR invovement, the Nation of Islam involvement, the fact that two VERY controversial incidents happened after that “community night” meeting and the fact that all of the above had some form of involvement with CAIR, all together has to make one stop and say hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Ok, bad judgment at the very least.

That isn’t the only time Ellison has shown bad judgment though, nope, not at all.

We then have his campaign finance violations:

Campaign finance has also been an issue for Ellison. In early 2006, the Minnesota State Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board reprimanded Ellison for unreported contributions, discrepancies in cash balances, and misclassified disbursements. These transgressions occurred in the years 2002-2004. In 2005 when the board tried to get more information about the problems in Ellison’s reports, they got no response from Ellison or his treasurer (his wife Kim). When the board heard nothing, they opened the investigation. Ellison was subpoenaed and fined. The board has also fined Ellison numerous times for late filings, been sued twice by the attorney general, and has been warned many times for absent or incomplete disclosure. (Source)

Ellison also failed to pay all or part of his income taxes five separate years between 1992 and 2000, forcing the state and Internal Revenue Service to put liens on his home. He later paid in excess of $18,000.

This man certainly has his fair share of bad judgment doesn’t he? An awful lot of coincedences too.

There is much, much more out there, available at our fingertips, just by using the search engine. Makes one wonder why everyone is so quiet about this man…..are they scared that it may not be “politically correct” to bring up issues about this man, simply because he is a Muslim? Have we become so PC that justified questions are not asked simply because of a mans religion?

If this was a non-Muslim politician, Democrat OR Republican, would these things NOT have become major stumbling blocks to their career?

Legitimate questions all….anyone have any answers?

Anyone at all?

Didn’t think so.

In a related article today, we have a Muslim women telling us a few things that offend her, and it isn’t what you would expect so please read the whole piece, I am only showing excerpts.(Emphasis will be mine)

GROWING up in Vancouver, I attended an Islamic school every Saturday. There, I learned that Jews can’t be trusted because they worship “moolah, not Allah”, meaning money, not God. According to my teacher, every last Jew is consumed with business.

But looking around my neighbourhood, I noticed that most of the new business signs featured Asian languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Punjabi and plenty of Urdu. Not Hebrew, Urdu, which is spoken throughout Pakistan.

That reality check made me ask: What if my religious school isn’t educating me? What if it’s indoctrinating me?

I’m reminded of this question thanks to the news that Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses and 10 other works of fiction, will be knighted by the Queen.

On Monday, Pakistan’s religious affairs minister said that because Rushdie had blasphemed Islam with provocative literature, it was understandable that angry Muslims would commit suicide bombings over his knighthood.

Members of parliament, as well as the Pakistani Government, amplified the condemnation of Britain, feeding cries of offence to Muslim sensibilities from Europe to Asia.

As a Muslim, you better believe I’m offended – by these absurd reactions.

She then goes on to list things that offend her:

I’m offended that it is not the first time honours from the West have met with vitriol and violence. In 1979, Pakistani physicist Abdus Salam became the first Muslim to win the Nobel Prize in science. He began his acceptance speech with a verse from the Koran.

Salam’s country ought to have celebrated him. Instead, rioters tried to prevent him from re-entering the country. Parliament even declared him a non-Muslim because he belonged to a religious minority. His name continues to be controversial, invoked by state authorities in hushed tones.

I’m offended that every year, there are more women killed in Pakistan for allegedly violating their family’s honour than there are detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

Muslims have rightly denounced the mistreatment of Gitmo prisoners. But where’s our outrage over the murder of many more Muslims at the hands of our own?

I’m offended that in April, mullahs at an extreme mosque in Pakistan issued a fatwa against hugging.

The country’s female tourism minister had embraced – or, depending on the account you follow, accepted a congratulatory pat from – her skydiving instructor after she successfully jumped in a French fundraiser for the victims of the 2005 Pakistan earthquake. Clerics announced her act of touching another man to be “a great sin” and demanded she be fired.

I’m offended by their fatwa proclaiming that women should stay at home and remain covered at all times.

I’m offended that they’ve bullied music store owners and video vendors into closing up shop.

I’m offended that the Government tiptoes around their craziness because these clerics threaten suicide attacks if confronted.

I’m offended that on Sunday, at least 35 Muslims in Kabul were blown to bits by other Muslims and on Tuesday, 80 more in Baghdad by Islamic “insurgents”, with no official statement from Pakistan to deplore these assaults on fellow believers.

I’m offended that amid the internecine carnage, a professed atheist named Salman Rushdie tops the to-do list.

Above all, I’m offended that so many other Muslims are not offended enough to demonstrate widely against God’s self-appointed ambassadors. We complain to the world that Islam is being exploited by fundamentalists, yet when reckoning with the opportunity to resist their clamour en masse, we fall curiously silent.

In a battle between flaming fundamentalists and mute moderates, who do you think is going to win?

Read the rest… Moderate Muslims are our friends and I have shown multiple instances where Moderate Muslims have stepped up, risking their very lives, to speak out against the radical extremists that have hijacked their faith for murder and suicide bombings and killing innocent men, women and children.

More need to do so though and we cannot let “political correctness” stop us from speaking the truth for fear that we “may” offend someone.

That type of mindset is what will get us killed.

A MUST READ piece from Debbie at Right Truth called “Some turning against Israel – is the answer a healthy dose of neutron bombs?”.

Go. Read. It is well worth the time.


June 21, 2007 Posted by | CAIR, Fred | 8 Comments

GREAT Job Nancy and HAIRY!!

Collectively, these two IDGITS, has managed to abase the United States CONgress to an ALL time LOW of 14% approval.


Where in the hell is Dean?

It “IS” all about the numbers.

WTG Mr Limpet and Stretch Face!! Now, there’s something to write home to mom about, eh? Morons. Majority of Americans on their side my ass.

Americans’ Confidence in Congress at All-Time Low

The percentage of Americans with a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress is at 14%, the lowest in Gallup’s history of this measure — and the lowest of any of the 16 institutions tested in this year’s Confidence in Institutions survey. It is also one of the lowest confidence ratings for any institution tested over the last three decades.


Gallup’s annual update on Americans’ confidence in institutions shows that confidence ratings are generally down across the board compared with last year. The public’s confidence ratings in several institutions, including Congress, are now at all-time low points in Gallup’s history of this measure. These low ratings reflect the generally sour mood of the public at this time.


Of the 16 societal institutions tested in Gallup’s 2007 update, Americans express the most confidence in the military. They have the least confidence in HMOs and Congress. Americans have much more confidence in “small” business than in “big” business.

HA!  Their “approval ratings” are LOWER than the much hated Republican majority they were SO whining about!  BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!  Morons.

Does this mean we can impeach them now for lying to the American People?

June 21, 2007 Posted by | Democrats, Morons, Polls | 50 Comments

CENTCOM (is busy this week)

US CENTCOM Latest News Feed


Aviation Battalion Reaches 20,000 Flight Hours.aspx

Posted: 21 Jun 2007 05:08 AM CDT

CAMP TAJI, Iraq — Unmanned aerial vehicle teams from 1st Air Cavalry Brigade (ACB) have amassed 20,000 flight hours in the skies over Baghdad.

Iraqi, Coalition forces move forward despite attacks.aspx

Posted: 21 Jun 2007 04:50 AM CDT

BAGHDAD – The Fardh Al-Qanoon spokesman and a Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesman held a press conference at the Combined Press Information Center Wednesday.

June 21, 2007 Posted by | CENTCOM | Leave a comment

Fred Thompson Tears CAIR A New One

UHOH!! The Jihadi Troll Bloggers Ain’t Gonna Like This ONE Bit!! Too Damn Bad.


From Hot Air:

Audio: Fred! rrrrips CAIR

posted at 10:55 pm on June 20, 2007 by Bryan
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Doug Ibrahim Hooper is not going to like this. Not one bit.

For years, CAIR has claimed to represent millions of American Muslims. In fact, they claim to represent more Muslim in American than … there are in America. This has alarmed Americans in general as the group often seems to be more aligned with our enemies than us — which isn’t surprising as it spun off from a group funded by Hamas. As you know, Hamas has been waging a terrorist war against Israel and calls for its total destruction. It also promises to see America destroyed. Nowadays, Hamas is busy murdering its Palestinian political rivals.

Even with this history, and CAIR’s conspicuous failure to condemn Hamas by name, it has been treated as if represents Muslim Americans by our own government. The good news is that the financial support CAIR claims to have among American Muslims is a myth. We know this because The Washington Times got hold of the group’s IRS tax records.

CAIR’s dues-paying membership has shrunk 90 percent since 9/11 — from 29,000 in 2000 to only 1,700 last year. CAIR’s annual income from dues plunged from $733,000 to $59,000. Clearly, America’s Muslims are not supporting this group — and I’m happy to hear about it.

Once you’ve read it, click over to hear Fred! read it. Something about that drawl beating up on CAIR just works.

As for the IRS records that he’s referring to, the WashTimes report on them came out last week. Here’s our post on it. CAIR disputes the report, but still hasn’t adequately explained why we shouldn’t believe its own tax records. Probably because it can’t.

Related post here:


June 21, 2007 Posted by | CAIR, Jihadist Bloggers, Jihadists, Terrorists | 4 Comments


Yeah…some morons think we are making it worse.

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June 21, 2007 Posted by | CENTCOM | Leave a comment

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