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Happy Constitution Day!


*This Constitution Day only valid within the United States of America and only applicable to the legal citizens thereof.

Is it bad that I mentally hear those legal disclaimer things after almost everything?

Zogby released a poll for the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks showing that "77 percent of those living in the East and 46 percent of those living in the West -- 61 percent overall -- said they think about the attacks at least weekly. Eighty-one percent -- 90 percent in the East and 75 percent in the West -- said the attacks were the most significant historical events of their lives."

That's good news. But remembrance without resistance to jihad and its enablers is a recipe for another Sept. 11. Not every American wears a military uniform. Every American, however, has a role to play in protecting our homeland -- not just from Muslim terrorists, but from their financiers, their public relations machine, their sharia-pimping activists, the anti-war goons, the civil liberties absolutists, and the academic apologists for our enemies.


Surely honour killing is the ultimate male oppression, being uniquely permanent and committed by close relatives in the name of an abstraction. It's among many anti-woman atrocities in the Arab world that should enrage feminists of the West and rouse them to urgent action -- mass rallies, pickets, boycotts, furious public debates and anything else they would do for, say, California grape pickers who have no right to health care. But no action of this kind ever materializes, which amounts to a grave abdication of responsibility. Feminism, after all, embodies the principle that women deserve the same rights and dignity as men. In the original discussions nobody said "except for Muslims."


The international Sunni jihadist group Muslim Brotherhood set up numerous U.S. front groups since the 1990s that should be regarded as hostile and a threat to the United States, a Pentagon Joint Staff analyst said.

Stephen Caughlin, a lawyer and military intelligence specialist on the Joint Staff, stated in a Sept. 7 memorandum that many U.S. Muslim groups viewed as moderate by the Justice Department and other government agencies secretly are linked to the pro-terrorist Muslim Brotherhood. The groups also are engaged in influence and deception operations designed to mask their true aims, he said.

One thing I could never understand

There was one parable in the Bible I never understood: The Prodigal Son. Why does The Father (God) not love the Son who has been faithful all his life? All I can conclude is God does not love those who love him, at least, for the most part. He would rather gloat over being so forgiving as to take back the unclean prodigal. I know what this parable is 'supposed' to be saying, but sorry, I can't get past the fact that the good son get jackshit while the bad son gets everything. That is not just, that is pandering to those who hate you and ignoring those who love you. And *that* is fucked up.

It's a scary world


AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - A U.S. citizen has confessed to using an axe to kill a Dutch student after failing to find a soldier to attack, his lawyer said Tuesday.
The suspect, Carlos Hartmann, 41, of Tecumseh, Mich., has confessed to the Sept. 8 killing on a train platform in the southern city of Roosendaal, defence lawyer Peter Gremmen said.


WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton's campaign couldn't explain yesterday why it blew off warnings about felon-turned-fund-raiser Norman Hsu - and the Daily News learned FBI agents are collecting e-mail evidence in the widening scandal.


In order for the Democrats to satisfy both constituencies, America has to lose in Iraq (making the base happy) but the Democrats must not be seen as having brought about defeat (making the normal Americans unhappy with the Republicans). This explains the passive-aggressive approach the Democrats have been taking to Iraq, complaining endlessly about how America is doomed to lose but never taking the kind of bold action the base wants to make defeat a reality.


Democratic congressional leaders and the party's presidential candidates yesterday refused to repudiate a liberal group's ad questioning Gen. David H. Petraeus' character.


Podhoretz now refers to the Cold War as "World War III," because it was a global ideological conflict, with hot wars in Korea and Vietnam and a nuclear confrontation in Cuba, proxy contests in Angola and elsewhere, and continuous tests of will from Berlin to Taiwan -- all pitting the forces of freedom against an armed totalitarian ideology whose global intentions had been made clear.

The current conflict, in Podhoretz's view, is thus "World War IV" -- a similar worldwide conflict with ideological roots that, like World War III, will take three or four decades to win, and which likewise cannot be won absent domestic confidence in America's purpose and the morality of its cause. He defends the Iraq War against all comers (and there are a lot of comers -- Democrats, realists, paleoconservatives, former liberal hawks, and others), but the goal of his book is not simply a defense of that battle. Instead, it is a more ambitious attempt to place that conflict in the framework of what he believes will be a multi-decade world war.


For Democrats, the hearings were a disaster. They don't have the votes to force a withdrawal and many were left sputtering mad over their inability to get a usable quote out of Petraeus or Ambassador Ryan Crocker that would allow them to declare defeat for Bush's strategy. Never before has it been so clear that some - Ted Kennedy, for example - are putting partisanship ahead of country.

On this day


NEW YORK - On Sept. 11, Jacob Sundberg of San Antonio has pledged to make eye contact and smile at everyone he meets. Kaitlin Ulrich will bring goody baskets to the police and fire departments in and around Philadelphia. And 100 volunteers from New York – 9/11 firefighters and family members among them – are going to Groesbeck, Texas, to rebuild a house destroyed by a tornado last December.

This is a minute sampling of the hundreds of thousands of people who have pledged to memorialize those killed on 9/11 by doing something good for others.

The heroic acts of all those killed trying to save others that September morning has spawned a growing grass-roots movement. The goal is to ensure that future generations remember not just the horror of the attacks, but also the extraordinary outpouring of humanity during the days, weeks, and months that followed.

"It was the worst possible day imaginable, and in some ways, a remarkable day, too, in the way in which people responded," says David Paine, cofounder of myGoodDeed.org. "We need to rekindle the way we came together in the spirit of 9/11: It would be almost as much a tragedy to lose that lesson."

Sept. 11 has inspired dozens of philanthropic efforts – from groups dedicated to building memorials to foundations designed to improve education in the Middle East. But myGoodDeed has a more universal goal: to turn 9/11 into a day dedicated to doing good – from small, simple things like Lisa Scheive's pledge to help stranded turtles cross the road in Pompano Beach, Fla., to lifesaving efforts, such as John Feal's decision in New York to donate one of his kidneys to help a seriously ill 9/11 worker.

The idea has been endorsed by members of Congress, and at myGoodDeed's urging, President Bush for the first time this year included a call for volunteering in his annual 9/11 proclamation.

After major disasters, Americans have historically tapped a deep reserve of compassion and reached out to others. But in the months and years that follow, those compassionate and civic urges tend to recede. Studies at Harvard's Saguaro Seminar on Civic Engagement in America found that in as few as five months after 9/11, most Americans had gone back to their daily lives and were not more engaged as they said they'd hoped to be. Part of the goal of turning 9/11 into a national day of service is to remind Americans of the inherent joy of giving and to hopefully spur volunteering and charitable acts throughout the year.

"I don't know of any research that's been done on one day of service, but studies have shown that people who do volunteering in high school are more likely to volunteer throughout their lives," says Thomas Sander, executive director of the Saguaro Seminar.

The idea of turning 9/11 into a day of service, charity, and good deeds came from the family and friends of one man: Glenn Winuk, a volunteer fireman and lawyer who worked a block and a half from the World Trade Center. After he helped evacuate his Broadway law offices, he grabbed a medic's bag and ran toward the smoke pouring from the South Tower. That's where his remains were found after the towers fell. Mr. Paine and Glenn's brother Jay had been friends for years. They decided that turning 9/11 into a day of service was best way to memorialize Glenn.

"It completely reflects the way my brother lived his life, and it also specifically reflects how he died," says Mr. Winuk, myGoodDeed.org cofounder. "He laid his life on the line for other people that day."

In 2002, Paine and Winuk sent e-mails to friends and family and suggested they do a good deed, such as donate a day's pay on 9/11. Then the idea evolved, and they founded myGoodDeed.org. In 2004, 100,000 visited their website and pledged to do a good deed on 9/11. This year, those pledging number more than 250,000.

"A lot of people don't know what to do on 9/11," says Paine. "This hits people in their heart and their soul. It connects with something that's fundamental."
Brothers and Sisters of Exalted Being,

I realize that for many of you, money is nothing more than a chain, a worldly burden keeping you tied to this level of existence. Do not fear! It has been revealed to me through the alien archangel Moo,who is channeled by my cousin's sister's ex-boyfriend, that I have been chosen to bring peace and equality to the world, although I need your help to do so. This peace and equality are inevitable and unstoppable, but for some reason it still depends on you helping me. I don't question what the cousin's sister's ex-boyfriend said that Moo said. All you have to do to bring about this peace and equality is send me all of your money. That's right, just this one simple act is all it takes. Hey, even Jesus said "Sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor". Lucky for you, I qualify as officially poor. Now, you must also convince all of your neighbors and relatives to also send me all of their money to ensure that the whole world is engulfed in peace and equality. It wouldn't be fair for some people to keep their money when I am clearly the one chosen to handle all the world's currency. The sooner we can transfer all the world's wealth to one person, me, the sooner we will have total peace and equality on the planet. Then, the sooner the enlightened brothers and sisters can ascend to the 56th dimension of Total Being and Completeness. And isn't that what we all want, after all?

(This is a parody, but if you want to send me money, I'll gladly take it)

Osama Bin Laden, or Cindy Sheehan?


Wait, is this OBL or Cindy Sheehan, or any other raving liberal? It's hard to tell. Sure, it looks like OBL, but the words, didn't I just hear Nancy Cuntlosi, Lady MacClinton, John Murtha or some other big Dem saying that exact same thing? Sounds like Osama is on the liberals' side, or the liberals are on Osama's side. Either way, we'd all better vote conservative.

Hated because he tells the truth.

One Swiss party takes a stand and gets roasted by worldwide liberals.


To these liberal idiots, it's the conservative that's evil, bad, wrong and so on, NOT the people threatening the Swiss way of life. Liberals are the same all over the world.

Never forget


Two things seem clear here. One: There have been, and are now, plenty of Islamic terrorists and their helpers in the United States. And two: We are dangerously shortsighted about the ongoing threat they pose.