Thursday, October 29, 2009

Why you should care about CAIR

Here's why.

ACORN Mounts a Comeback

Thanks to the Democrats. Birds of a feather as they say.

The Democrats great big circle jerk

is encouraging our enemies and endangering the world.

While the President Golfs

the world burns.

"Hang on a second. It has now been 51 weeks since Obama was elected president, and more than nine months since he took office, and he's just now getting around to asking the "questions . . . that have never been asked"?

But that's not really fair to Obama. After all, he has a busy schedule, what with golf games and pitching the International Olympic Committee and date nights and Democratic fund-raisers and health care and the U.N. Security Council and Sunday morning talk shows and saving the planet from global warming and celebrating the dog's birthday and defending himself against Fox News and all. "

More ACORN nuggets

Get digging bloggers.

Why Obama is failing.

Glenn has some links that explain a lot.

Parents banned from watching their children in playgrounds

... in case they are paedophiles.

Next up, all children will be taken from their parents until they pass a background check.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Testing Obama

Remember, Biden predicted this.

"A bombing at a women's market in Peshawar has killed at least 57 people; 21 American soldiers (and three DEA agents) were killed in a 48-hour period, 14 in a helicopter crash and eight by IED bombings, bringing to 53 the number of Americans killed in Afghanistan this month (the highest death-toll for a single month since U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan eight years ago); a team of Taliban gunmen has raided the a Kabul guest house used by UN, killing at least 12 people including six UN staffers (one, an American); and Karzai's brother, allegedly a major player in international opium trafficking, has been on the CIA's payroll for eight years. "

So far, Obama is failing the test.

Eight U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan

Reuters reports.

Meanwhile, Obama is out golfing all the time.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Nobody Expects the British Inquisition

I dunno....

Will Martha Get the Sarah Palin Treatment?

Since Martha is a Democrat, that would be a no.

"When Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley, running for the Democratic nomination to fill Ted Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat, was asked about her lack of foreign-policy experience during an interview this weekend, she explained offered her credentials:

“I have a sister who lives overseas, and she’s been in England and now lives in the Middle East,” Coakley said, adding she has traveled but declining to say where."

Biden's popularity lower than Cheney's

My, how fast team Obama has fallen.

CNN’s numbers drop 68%

While Fox soars.

President Obama ties George W. Bush on golf

Obama has tied Bush's three years of golf in just nine months. Two wars, international terrorism and a financial crisis and Obama goes golfing.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fox News' Glenn Beck strikes ratings gold


Because people like to hear about things they've never heard before, especially if it's scandalous. The more people learn about the Van Joneses and ACORN type scandals from Fox News and don't hear it from the left wing media, the more curious they are about Fox. And the more they watch the more they like what they see.

It's also a fact that Fox is more representative of the country.

"PRINCETON, NJ -- Conservatives continue to outnumber moderates and liberals in the American populace in 2009, confirming a finding that Gallup first noted in June. Forty percent of Americans describe their political views as conservative, 36% as moderate, and 20% as liberal. This marks a shift from 2005 through 2008, when moderates were tied with conservatives as the most prevalent group."

This also helps explain why the left wing media is failing so miserably.

All of which is a good thing, a very good thing.

FACT CHECK: Health insurers' profits 35th of 500

Another Obama lie exposed..

"WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the health care debate, Democrats and their allies have gone after insurance companies as rapacious profiteers making "immoral" and "obscene" returns while "the bodies pile up."

But in pillorying insurers over profits, the critics are on shaky ground. Ledgers tell a different reality.

Do tell.

Medicare fraud "most profitable crimes in America."

Will Obama wage war on CBS now?

"'60 Minutes': Medicare Fraud Raises 'Troubling Questions About Our Government's Ability to Manage a Medical Bureaucracy'"


Sunday, October 25, 2009

L.A. TIMES flying cover for ACORN?

Looks like it.

Blair and Straw accused over secret plan for multicultural UK

which failed miserably.

This sounds familiar.

"Labour chiefs decided to brand Tory leaders William Hague and Michael Howard as racists to deter them from criticising the covert initiative. "

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Voters Trust Republicans Across the Board

Obama's epic fail.

Labour let in migrants 'to engineer multicultural UK'

And look how that worked out.

The White House's Real Problem with Fox

They're afraid.

Obama's Enemies List

What surprises me about all of this is that people are surprised. Look what Obama did to Joe the Plumber during the campaign.

How long before Obama starts using the FBI and IRS to go after his critics as Clinton did? Remember Filegate?

Friday, October 23, 2009

With Malice Toward Cheney

Teaching the left an Iraq lesson on MSNBC no less.

Leno mocks Obama - video

Obama vs. Fox

Another Obama epic fail.

"Just because White House officials, and maybe even President Barack Obama himself, don't like Fox News doesn't mean they have the right to decide that the network is — in the words of White House Communications Director Anita Dunn — “opinion journalism masquerading as news.” Nor does it have the right to try to isolate Fox News by urging other networks to shun their colleagues because, as White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel put it, Obama does not want “the CNNs and the others in the world [to] basically be led in following Fox.” And it certainly doesn't have the right to call on other media outlets to do what Obama senior adviser David Axelrod wants them to do: join the administration in declaring that Fox is “not a news organization.”

Come again? Did we really just hear top White House officials try to rally the media to gang up on a single network because the administration doesn't like the stories it produces? What would James Madison say? The father of the Constitution took pains to establish the idea of a free press acting as a watchdog on government. Whether the levers of power are controlled by Republicans or Democrats, and whether the press is liberal or conservative, makes no difference. What matters is that the press be able to do its job, and that government stay out of the way. "

Obama's war on Fox News

Insead of focusing on the war in Afghanistan, Obama starts a war with Fox News. How dumb is that?

What happened to uniting America Obama?

He lied, of course.

"The president has learned it's easier to burn bridges than build them.

And despite having been elected in part to unify all Americans and put an end to partisan division, the administration is intent on lighting as many fires as it can. In doing so, Obama is essentially creating a liberal version of Richard Nixon's "Enemies List."

Obama blames Bush for Virginia governor loss

Oh, wait! He's blaming a fellow Democrat?

"Sensing that victory in the race for Virginia governor is slipping away, Democrats at the national level are laying the groundwork to blame a loss in a key swing state on a weak candidate who ran a poor campaign that failed to fully embrace President Obama until days before the election. "

Wow. What happened to blaming Bush for everything?

Bay State liberals shun Barack Obama’s visit

Sheesh. How much more out of touch can Obama get?

"President Obama blows into the bluest state tomorrow facing a cold shoulder from once true-blue admirers, as gay rights activists, anti-war protesters and vexed environmentalists vow to picket a fund-raiser he’s headlining for Gov. Deval Patrick - a marquee event that hasn’t even sold out."

Never has a president fallen so far and so fast. This has to be the worst case of buyers remorse ever.

Home Tax Credit Audit Shows Abuses

This is the same government that says it can cut a half trillion dollars in Medicare fraud.

Media rallies against Obama - video

Good for them for having the backbone to stand up to these communists.

Barack Obama sees worst poll rating drop in 50 years

Worst president ever.

"The decline in Barack Obama's popularity since July has been the steepest of any president at the same stage of his first term for more than 50 years."

Thursday, October 22, 2009

More Double Standards in the Far Left

There's a lot of that in the left.

More ACORN lies - video

I imagine the unedited version will be even more damning. ACORN denying the airing of the unedited version speaks volumes against ACORN.

'We have broken speed of light'


Valerie Jarrett: The Next Van Jones

Let's hope so.

"Without her patronage, it seems Van Jones would not be heard. A White House official told Politico Jones “did not go through the traditional vetting process”; instead, Jarrett interviewed Jones, a signal she bucked for his appointment. Jarrett gushed to the Netroots Nation conference: “We were so delighted to be able to recruit him into the White House. We were watching him…for as long as he’s been active out in Oakland. And all the creative ideas he has. And so now, we have captured that, and we have all that energy in the White House.”"

Yes, lots of that communist and socialist energy in the White House these days.

Democrats Lose Big Test Vote on Health Legislation

"And he [Reid] could not blame Republicans."

Nice of the New York Times to point that out.

"The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, needed 60 votes to proceed. He won only 47. And he could not blame Republicans. A dozen Democrats and one independent crossed party lines and voted with Republicans on the 53 to 47 roll call."

It's so much fun to watch the Democrats implode. They, and not the Republicans as they try and claim, are sinking Obama. And that's a good thing.

Revealed! Purpose of Obama's secret media meeting

Here's who in the media Obama met secretly with for two hours.

"On Monday, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow were among several people who attended an off-the-record briefing with Pres. Obama at the White House. Sources tell us other attendees at the two-and-a-half hour chat included Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, Maureen Dowd of the New York Times, Gwen Ifill of PBS and Gloria Borger of CNN. Perhaps not surprisingly, no one from Fox News was in the room."

What was the purpose of that meeting? To get their direct email and mobile phone numbers so as to "correct" them immediately on air if they got off White House message.

Watch and listen.

"White House E-Mails Mika Brezinksy Mid-Segment to "Correct" Her; Good Liberal Mika Immediately Makes the Correction and Begins Pushing the White House Line"

1984 or what?

Somethings wrong with Charles Johnson of LGF

Tim Blair notices.

I de-linked to LGF recently. I don't know what happened to Charles but he sure seems to have gone off the deep end rather quickly.

"As his own leftoid stalkers observe: “A conversation between today’s Charles Johnson and his 2003 self would be something to behold … Charles is becoming one of us now!” "

Charles is right to criticize the right when it's justified. But using a price war between the largest booksellers as an excuse to go after Palin, is a new low for Charles.

I'm mystified. This isn't the old LFG that used to fight for truth and expose cons like Rathergate and Fauxgate. Now Charles is doing what he used to expose others doing - coning people.

Why isn't Krugman on the Times cut list?

I mean, he lives in an alternate universe anyway.

"Annoying conservatives is dangerous: they take names, hold grudges, and all too often find ways to take people who annoy them down."

You mean like the way they did Limbaugh, Palin and are doing to Fox News? Oh, wait! That was done by liberals. My bad.


I thought Obama was going to fix all this? Lefties must be so proud.

battle for the soul of Islam is raging in South Asia

While Obama is clueless what to do.

Who else was at that secret Obama briefing

Obama trying to muzzle free speech.

Is it just a coincidence that the "news" media's viewer numbers are tanking along with Obama's approval ratings while Fox's numbers are soaring?

Giant Fish, Big Fish and Minnows of the Liberal Blogosphere

A lefty learns how nasty the left really is.

Note to Roger: the left are not remotely interested in the truth. They are only interested in making everyone believe what they believe.

Obama Science Czar Quotes Mao

Mao is all the rage in the Obama White House.

Media Matters caught lying about Beck

No surprise there.

"Continuing Fox News' witch hunt against members of the Obama administration, both Glenn Beck and Special Report misleadingly cropped White House communications director Anita Dunn's remarks at a high school graduation ceremony to falsely claim that she was, in Beck's words, "proclaiming Mao [Zedong] as ... the man that she turns to most."

Not true as the millions, including me, who watched Beck's show will attest. Beck played Dunn's clip at length, in context, unedited and several times.

Media Matters is flat out lying here.

drop in Obama’s approval rating one of the biggest

in decades.

NHS bans ageism

Why was it there in the first place?

"Today's announcement follows alarming new evidence that older people are far less likely to receive a proper diagnosis and essential treatment.

Many elderly patients miss out on the scans, drugs and even basic health advice routinely given to the young.

Some doctors decide it is simply not worth the bother once patients pass a certain age. "

Are you listening America?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


The left make the connection.

Voting Present Is Not an Option for Obama

Commander Ditherer.

Obama's General Anita "Mao Tse" Dunn

via The Peoples Cube.

Obama's War on Fox News Becomes a Quagmire

Obama's presidentcy would be over by now the media were doing there job. In fact, he might not have been elected had they done their job then.

Attack on Fox News right out of Alinsky playbook

This is the most far left White House in America's history.

Dems Flee Countrywide Vote - video


The real reason the White House is attacking Fox News


Kuwaiti women win passport rights

About time.

Senior BBC broadcasters on cocaine

That's what Sarah Graham, who worked on children’s programmes for the corporation, says.

"Broadcasting executives addicted to cocaine are routinely praised by bosses for their “creative genius”, a former BBC producer told MPs.

Sarah Graham, who worked on children’s programmes for the corporation and took cocaine for nine years, said use of the drug remained widespread among senior media executives and taking it helped to boost their careers."

Explains a lot.

Here are just a few of those BBC broadcasters. How many more are there?

Obama's Afghan diplomacy failure

So much for Obama's smart diplomacy.

The Complacency of Hope

Mark Steyn on America's declining newspapers.

Republicans lead Democrats on all issues

Obama's epic fail.

White House tied to stolen New York election

No surprise there. Stealing elections are what the Democrats do best.

Maddow Finally Apologizes to Limbaugh

But the damage is already done.

Half the country disagrees with Obama on issues

CNN poll

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Next Chapter in ACORN Sting

set to unfold today. Stay tuned.

Afghanistan - White House decision should not wait

So says Gates.

"ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT – President Barack Obama should not wait for a clear resolution to the post-election complexities in Afghanistan before making his decision on the administration’s war strategy, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Monday.

“We’re not just going to sit on our hands waiting for the outcome of this election,” Gates said."

Which is the exact opposite of what Obama is saying.

Shape-Shifting Robot


Obama controlling the media

has a long history.

First They Came for Fox News…

Who's next?

Media fall for climate hoax

So much for those layers of editors and fact checkers.

Here's yet another example of The New York Times and The Washington Post copy and pasting a story without checking it.

"In a story posted Monday morning, Reuters declared: “The Chamber of Commerce said on Monday it will no longer opposes climate change legislation, but wants the bill to include a carbon tax.”

Reuters updated the story to acknowledge the hoax, but it was too late: The Washington Post and the New York Times had already posted the fake story on their Web sites. "

White House boasts: We 'control' news media

White House becoming more red every day.

"Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control," said Dunn.

"One of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe videos was not just for our supporters, but also because it was a way for us to get our message out without having to actually talk to reporters," said Dunn, referring to Plouffe, who was Obama's chief campaign manager.

"We just put that out there and made them write what Plouffe had said as opposed to Plouffe doing an interview with a reporter. So it was very much we controlled it as opposed to the press controlled it," Dunn said. "

More from Drudge.

Escalates war on FOXNEWS......Urges rest of press to side with administration

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Stark Raving Mad vs. Only Mildly Crazy Democrats

Powerline has some thoughts.

How Turkey Was Lost to the West

All the more reason to oppose their membership in the EU.

First paper to run Limbaugh "slavery" quote issues retraction

Too little too late.

Harris poll puts Obama approval at 45%

And down he goes.

Maoist Anita Dunn explains herself

A Republican made me do it?

"This is the point: last November, the American people thought they were electing a “post-partisan,” “post-racial” President who would work to restore unity and self-confidence to the country. They woke up on November 5, however, to find that they had elected someone who was deeply ambivalent about America, who distrusted its founding principles of limited government, individual liberty, and local responsibility. Like his radical friends — Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, Van Jones, Anita Dunn — Barack Obama wishes to transform the United States according to a model whose basic shape was supplied by the utopian schemes of the 1960s. That’s why Anita Dunn said that Mao was one of the thinkers she most often turned to for wisdom about big-think political problems. It’s not that she admires his penchant for industrial strength homicide: rather, she admires his success at fomenting an egalitarian revolution. It’s not what we bargained for when we elected Barack Obama. But that’s what we’ve got. The question is how much worse will things have to get before the penny drops, before the scales fall from the collective eyes of the electorate? When will voters begin that long countermarch through the institutions in order to take back the country? If not now, when?"

I suspect a whole lot worse.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The insanity of Islam

Checking for breast firmness now. These people are insane. But don't forget, 40% of British Muslims want Sharia law here in the UK.

Anita Dunn and Mao Zedong

She's not the only one.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Exposing CAIR

Like ACORN but much more dangerous, CAIR needs some serious investigating. But don't hold your breath with the Obama administration.

What's "Divisive"?

The left. That's for sure.

Keeping the Fox out of the Obama White House

is a sign of weakness and desperation.

"Sending out a taxpayer-paid partisan to attack a network, and by extension, its viewers, is not presidential."

No, it's desperation.

Media Matters tries to defend Mao loving Dunn

by attacking Beck. No surprise there. But how do you defend this?

"...she commented that Mao and Mother Teresa were her two of her "favorite political philosophers,"..."

Sure, in the clip Beck aired Dunn gave only a few tips of advice quoting from Mao, but she also stated that Mao was one of her "favorite political philosophers". That implies that Mao has a lot more influence on Dunn than these few quotes suggest and one has to wonder just how deep that influence goes.

Can you imagine the outrage if a Republican had said this.

Ayers, Rev. Wright, Van Jones and now Obama's hand picked Director of White House Communications are all exposed helping Obama paint the White House red. This it would seem, is what Obama meant when he said he wanted to fundamentally change America - to communism.

The left choose defend these people one by one as if they are unfairly being attacked by the right. But as the list grows, it is becoming frightening clear that Obama, as president, has surrounded himself with communists and far left radicals.

HuffPo, Rick Sanchez retract phony Limbaugh quotes

Kinda. But the damage is done and so they really don't care that they used lies to smear Limbaugh - it's what they do.

Notice that Sanchez is such a coward that he uses Twitter to sorta apoligize. He made the smear on television and should have the guts to apologize in the same way.

Sanchez: "i’ve know rush. in person,i like him. his rhetoric,however is inexcusably divisive. he’s right tho. we didn’t confirm quote. our bad."

"He's right tho" means Limbaugh never said what Sanchez alleges he said. Be a man Sanchez and apologize to Limbaugh on the air.

Why did Obama pick Mao loving Dunn?

Just why did Obama pick Mao loving Dunn as his Director of White House Communications. The Washington Post lets it slip.

"Dunn specializes in rescue missions."

With Obama's poll numbers in free fall and losing the message on Obamacare, Dunn was brought in to rescue Obama. But who does Dunn rely on for guidance in these "rescue missions"? Mao?!

There's more.

"A source inside the White House, who was not authorized to speak about strategy meetings, said Dunn went out front against Fox first and foremost because it was her job, but also because it potentially gave the administration the opportunity to distance itself from the flap with the Roger Ailes-led news channel once she leaves the communications job. "

So, Obama hired a Mao loving suicidal attack dog to go after Fox News?! These people are insane and in charge of the world's only super power. God help us.

Obama personally choose Mao loving Dunn - video

Obama hand picked her. Watch this video.

Then, watch this one.

Communist Anita Dunn heads to the Obama White House

Obama continues to surrond himself with Communists.

"Anita Dunn, a veteran Democratic strategist and top adviser on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, will take over as White House communications director at least temporarily, according to sources familiar with the move. "

"Dunn had initially avoided entering the administration with her fellow campaign veterans. But she has continued to serve as a key outside adviser, regularly joining strategy sessions with other members of Obama’s inner circle, and was an obvious choice for members of the close-knit West Wing. "

She has the complete trust of the president and of David Axelrod.”

"She has worked with nearly every other top Obama aide..."

"Since Obama became president, Dunn has returned to her media consulting firm, Squier Knapp Dunn, but regularly offered advice to the White House and participated in Wednesday evening pizza-and-politics sessions at Axelrod's apartment. "

"Complete trust of the president..." Watch the video.

Obama's Communications Director Dunn admires Mao (video)

Another Obama communist exposed. Again the question is, how did she, like Van Jones, get the job in the first place? How are these communists able to not only get so close to the President, but be an advisor to him? I think you know the answer to that.

Note that this video is from June 2009 and not from years ago. Obama can't claim this all happened before she worked for him.

Bad News for Obama

Is great news for America.

Harry Reid admits Health Care to Cost $2 Trillion

$2 Trillion!!

The Rush Limbaugh media lynch mob

It's amazing how much of the US media's job the British media are doing these days. Is The Telegraph on sale in America?

"As Mark Steyn points out, in this instance it’s for Limbaugh to prove the negative – an impossible task. And Dan Calebrese asks why if Limbaugh really is a racist then it takes bogus quotes to “prove” that he is?"

To answer that question we turn to the left's playbook "Alinsky's Rules for Radicals".

RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

For the left, including the left wing media, it doesn't even matter if the "personalized criticism" is true or not as long as it works.

RULE 5: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." There is no defense. It's irrational. It's infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)

Thanks to the Internet and blogs, the right have begun to use these tactics against the left. The reason the right have begun to be more effective than the left at this is, the right uses video and audio tape to prove they are accurate while the left just lie. The more the right expose the left's lies and the media's complicity in spreading the lies, the more the left are being marginalized. And that's a good thing, a very good thing.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The left want to believe in racism

They have to, it's their biggest weapon. But what happens when that weapon no longer works?

"How is it that when Righties quote Lefties, they have video, audio, and notarized confirmation from the Pope, but when Lefties ‘quote’ Righties, they have Wiki entries contributed by ‘Cobra’? "

How? Rule 12 from the left's own playbook. That's how.

"RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.) "

The right have begun to use the left's own playbook against them. Time to ramp it up.

South Carolina: The Fox News of States

The problem with this cutting everybody off is, you'll soon be alone. Come to think of it, for Obama, that might not be a bad thing.

Cuba: "Communism is a failure"

He should know.

So Much for the Post-Racial America

No thanks to Obama.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Egypt's highest Muslim cleric 'to ban full veils'

Even they recognize that it's a radical political statement.

"Egypt's highest Muslim authority has said he will issue a religious edict against the growing trend for full women's veils, known as the niqab.

Sheikh Mohamed Tantawi, dean of al-Azhar university, called full-face veiling a custom that has nothing to do with the Islamic faith.

Although most Muslim women in Egypt wear the Islamic headscarf, increasing numbers are adopting the niqab as well.

The practice is widely associated with more radical trends of Islam. "

Nice to see the BBC reporting this.

More here.

We’ve stopped 4 or 5 terror plots in last few weeks

Is this why Obama is keeping Hitler's, erm sorry, Bush's Patriot Act?

"The entire idea of our mission in the Af-Pak theater is to keep al-Qaeda and the Taliban from having enough time and resources to launch more of these attacks."

Notice how Obama doesn't use the Af-Pak term anymore?

How ACORN Hides Behind Fake Names

ACORN could have the potential to make Watergate pale in comparison.

Obama retains Bush's Patriot Act

Where are the left's screams of Obama is Hitler?

Guardian caught airbrushing history

Even though they know they are going to be caught, they just can't help themselves.

The BBC was caught red handed in a similar manner.

The New Liberalism and the end of American ascendancy

It will take decades to undo the damage the left have and will bring America and the world.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Krauthammer's Take

From last night.

Voters Back Obama Over Republicans on Health Care

Not so fast.

Alleged Toronto 18 ringleader pleads guilty

Did you catch that?

"Alleged Toronto 18 ringleader pleads guilty"

It's amazing how far the left wing media will go to protect Islamic terrorists. Islam isn't even mentioned in the story.

More voter fraud scandal from ACORN

What a surprise.

Obama is dividing America

Powerline explains.

How long can Democrats stand by Charlie Rangel?

Since the media are in the tank for the Democrats, I'd say quite a long time.

"The House ethics committee expanded a sprawling investigation into Rangel Thursday, digging into allegations stemming from an August restatement of his personal finances, in which he under reported hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets. The ethics committee action – which was unanimous — came a day after House Democrats turned back a Republican attempt to force Rangel from his Ways and Means chairmanship while the investigation, now in its second year, is completed. "

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Muslim group calls for burka ban in Canada

Good for them.

"The burka has absolutely no place in Canada,” said Farzana Hassan, of the Muslim Canadian Congress. “In Canada we recognize the equality of men and women. We want to recognize gender equality as an absolute. The burka marginalizes women.”

She said many women who cover their face in public are being forced to by their husbands and family. As a result, she argued, these women are denied opportunities and cannot live freely as other women in this society.

“The Koran exhorts Muslims toward modesty, which can be expressed in a number of different ways and it doesn’t have to be that you have to cover your face or you have to wear a virtual tent wherever you go. This is not a requirement of Islam or the Koran. We are saying this practice has become a political issue promoted by extremists and to counter this trend we are asking for a ban on the burka.”

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Brain Bliss