Pity The Unsung Jihadi

Instapundit points to an excellent commentary by Tim Blair in Australia’s Daily Telegraph: You can’t help but feel a little bit sorry for your average Muslim terrorist. They go to all the trouble of blowing up children in Boston, killing US Army personnel in Texas, detonating bars in Bali, flying jets into New York skyscrapers…

The Queen’s riddle

The Queen’s riddle When Barack Obama met with Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of England , he asked her . . . “Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there any tips you can give me?” “Well,” said the Queen, “The most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people.”…

So What Is It? – Part II

I wrote in the last post: It may surprise many, but I am open to an alternate explanation [for Islamic inspired terrorism]. I am open to accept that Islam is being used as a scapegoat, an excuse by radical factions. I am open to understanding that these atrocities are not committed by “real” Muslims. I…

So What Is it? – Part I

A few days ago, I read what was purported to be a thoughtful commentary on Islam’s role in terrorism in the UK Telegraph. It was written by Mehdi Hasan, the political director of the Huffington Post UK. At first, I dismissed is as simply more Islamist apologia – it was from the Huffington Post, after…

Memorial Day: Nettuno, Italy

I don’t know how to add pics to a reply, or I would have added these to Utah’s post. These are from the USA cemetary in Nettuno, Italy where my uncle Lt. Donald Wiley is buried. The plane he was in was shot down on a mission from Egypt to assess damages somewhere in Italy…

Just Another “Lone Wolf” Attack

Just antother couple of jerks, I guess. Wait…maybe not: Woolwich attack: British soldier’s death was more than ‘lone wolf’ attack The murder of a British soldier on the streets of London was not a “lone wolf” attack, the Home Secretary has said. On Saturday night a further three men, aged 21, 24 and 28, were…

Mark Steyn > Utah

Mark Steyn says what I tried to say here, he just does it much, much better – that’s why he gets paid and I don’t: On Wednesday, Drummer Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, a man who had served Queen and country honorably in the hell of Helmand Province in Afghanistan, emerged from…

R.I.P America: Killed By the Fear of Treating a Black Man Equally Under the Law

This nation has been killed by fear: the fear of actually holding a black man to the same standards we would expect of anyone else in his position. You say you don’t understand why I say that?  Well, let me make this easy for you: Obama wants to end the war on terror: Obama wants…

Thomas Jefferson explains the Power of the General Government

“that whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force” The Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 History and explanation hosted by JeffersonPapers.Princeton.edu.   I urge you to click on the title above and read for yourself the researched history of the “Kentucky Resolutions.  You can click on Jefferson’s “first…

A Second Look At The Second Amendment

The Second Amendment has another purpose, one supported by history. We have been embroiled in discussions back and forth about the use of arms as a defense against crime and tyranny – and I believe those are valid purposes – but I also believe that the Founding Fathers, given their contemporary times, environment and the…

How weird is this?

English Lesson Did you know “listen” and“silent”use the same letters? Do you know that the words “race car” spelled backwards still spells “race car”? And that “eat” is the only word that if you take the first letter and move it to the last, it spells its past tense “ate”? And have you noticed that…