Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A blow is struck for liberty

By Donald Sensing

Cheerleaders bring prayers back to the football field

When officials at a Chattanooga, Tenn., public high school issued an edict this football season banning the long-tradition, PA-system led prayer before kickoff, the school's cheerleaders went to work.

Asia Canada is a cheerleader for Oneida. She and her squad felt a moment of silence wasn't enough, so they took action.

"He called for the moment of silence and I started off, 'Our Father who art in heaven' and everyone joined in," said Canada.

Even the visiting team's cheerleaders and fans joined in.

"When they started saying it, the crowd started saying the Lord's prayer. And by the time the prayer was over with, the entire stadium was saying it," said Acres.

Monday, September 15, 2014

"Isn’t it crazy how good we all are?"

By Donald Sensing

Ask the typical American whether s/he is good or bad, and this is one of kind of the answers you'll get.

Isn’t it crazy how good we all are?

Internet fakery nears perfection

By Donald Sensing

Zilla van den Born boasts of trekking in Asia using photos taken in home town | Mail Online

A fraud stunning in its complexity of planning and simplicity of execution.

The beach is real The locale is real. The girl is real. The photo is fake.

Proving a point: Zilla van den Born devised the  scheme to show that Facebook posts and status updates are not accurate and we filter what we show on social media
Proving a point: Zilla van den Born devised the scheme to show that Facebook posts and status updates are not accurate and we filter what we show on social media
What a scam! Student boasts to friends about trekking through Asia, visiting stunning beaches, tasting local cuisine and meeting Buddhist monks - using FAKE photos taken in her home town
Read and heed!

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Men, do not propose in public to make a great video

By Donald Sensing

Here's why. And I applaud the young lady for responding the way she did. Because no young man has the right to put a woman in the spotlight (and on the spot) like this.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

An Orthodox Jewish Woman on Women's Rights

By Donald Sensing

Over at Scott Ott's FB page there is a post on moderate Islam. A vigorous discussion in the comments follows. In one comment, a Muslim woman wrote, "I do not agree with most of [Orthodox Judaism] (especially the treatment of women)...."

And it garnered this reply from a woman named Anna:

And yet, as an Orthodox Jewish woman, I will never be forced by the men in my community to wear a head-to-toe body bag, or forbidden to drive or get an education. Nor do I have to worry about being stoned in public if I'm guilty of being raped. If a girl in our community decides to date a non-Jew, no one is going to murder her in a so-called "honor killing." Our girls are not married off to a bunch of old lechers when they're 13 and forced to be virtual slaves to their husband's families. And God help anyone who tried to perform FGM on our baby girls. If I decide to convert to another religion, my neighbors might talk about me behind my back, but I guarantee you that none of them will come over and try to kill me for it.

While these acts are not practiced by all Muslims, all these things are practiced by large populations of some Muslims. NONE of these acts of violence against women are perpetrated by Orthodox Jews. So your tender concern over the treatment of Orthodox Jewish women (most of us are quite happy in our roles, thanks, and free to leave if we aren't), is rather misplaced, given the vast and systemic abuses against women in your own religion.
Scott Ott - Steven Crowder goes in search of "moderate Islam." And...)

Key sentence: "While these acts are not practiced by all Muslims, all these things are practiced by large populations of some Muslims." Any discussion of "moderate" Muslims that omits this fact is missing important points.

I left in the comments a link to my 2010 essay on why moderate Muslims are a a far greater threat to freedom and democracy than ISIS ever will be in its wildest dreams: The Threat of a Greater Jihad

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Two Pelosis in One!

By Donald Sensing

Nancy Pelosi, interviewed on, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” live on Friday, made two statements practically back to back that would be hilarious if they were uttered by anyone other than a former Speaker of the House and the potential next Speaker if her party takes the House again.

“It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate,” Pelosi told Maher. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.”
Got that? It will be the end of civilization if Dems don't keep control of the Senate! The End. Of Ci-vi-Li-flipping-Za-Shun!


Maher said, "The people who come out to vote are the angry people.”
“That’s true,” said Pelosi. “Fear is a motivator, and we are not fear-mongers. The Democrats are messengers of hope, and that’s what we will continue to be.”
It's two Pelosis in one!

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Inarguable logic

By Donald Sensing


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Why Obama won't get a coalition to fight ISIS

By Donald Sensing

White House declares America IS 'at war' with ISIS 24 hours after John Kerry denied it

  • White House: 'The United States is at war'
  • Pentagon: 'We know we are at war'
  • State Department: 'If somebody wants to think about it as being a war ... they can do so'
  • National security adviser: 'I think this is very different from that' 

There will not be a coalition actually worth the name because every potential ally against ISIS, including Arab ones, can see that the administration can't find its butt in the dark with both hands. And the president's "no boots on the ground" pledge is rightly seen overseas as clear, convincing evidence that he is not committed at all to "destroying" ISIS or "pursuing them to the gates of Hell." 

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Friday that the U.S. is at war with ISIS 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2754074/IT-S-WAR-White-House-confirms-U-S-war-ISIS-Secretary-State-denied-yesterday.html

Wretchard on FB observes,
... the WH is going to use the congressional authorization of the Bush administration had from Congress to justify its actions. So the "illegitimate" war of Bush, which had authorization, has now become the legitimate war against ISIS.
And here is National Security Adviser Susan Rice saying that the president's actions against ISIS are "very different" from America being at war.

And this: Arab Nations Can’t Wait to Fight in Obama’s Coalition Against the Islamic State. Well, Not Really…

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Bill Maher takes Charlie Rose to Islam School

By Donald Sensing

Maher vs. Charlie Rose: To Claim Islam Is Like Other Religions Is Naive And Plain Wrong

Bill Maher clashed with Charlie Rose over Islam during an appearance on Rose's Bloomberg Television program this week.
BILL MAHER: I saw Howard Dean on TV the other day and he said something along the order, he said the people in ISIS -- he said I'm about as Islamic as they are, you know, distancing the vast numbers of Islamic people around the world from them. That's just not true.

CHARLIE ROSE: It is true.

MAHER: It is not true, Charlie. There is a connecting tissue between --

ROSE: Behind every Muslim is a future member of some radical?

MAHER: Let me finish.

ROSE: I was doing that.

MAHER: There are illiberal beliefs that are held by vast numbers of Muslim people that --

ROSE: A vast number of Christians too.

MAHER: No, that's not true. Not true. Vast numbers of Christians do not believe that if you leave the Christian religion you should be killed for it. Vast numbers of Christians do not treat women as second class citizens. Vast numbers of Christians --

ROSE: I agree with that --

MAHER: -- do not believe if you draw a picture of Jesus Christ you should get killed for it. So yes, does ISIS do Khmer Rouge-like activities where they just kill people indiscriminately who aren't just like them? Yes. And would most Muslim people in the world do that or condone that? No.


MAHER: But most Muslim people in the world do condone violence just for what you think.

ROSE: How do you know that?

MAHER: They do. First of all they say it. They shout it.

ROSE: Vast majorities of Muslims say that?

MAHER: Absolutely. There was a Pew poll in Egypt done a few years ago -- 82% said, I think, stoning is the appropriate punishment for adultery. Over 80% thought death was the appropriate punishment for leaving the Muslim religion. I'm sure you know these things.

ROSE: Well I do. But I don't believe --

MAHER: So to claim that this religion is like other religions is just naive and plain wrong. It is not like other religious. The New York Times pointed out in an op-ed a couple weeks ago that in Saudi Arabia just since August 4th, they think it was, they have beheaded 19 people. Most for non-violent crimes including homosexuality.

ROSE: I know that they cut the hands off the thief.

MAHER: Right, okay, so we're upset that ISIS is beheading people which we should be upset about but Saudi Arabia does it and they're our good friends because they have oil. Okay. But they do it too. This is the center of the religion. I'm not saying -

ROSE: But they're now fighting against ISIS too. They're joining us in the fight. As is the Emirates. As is Jordan. They are all Muslim countries.

MAHER: Well, they are both fighting ISIS and they are for ISIS.

ROSE: Well, it's not the government. I mean, some of them --

MAHER: Certainly the governments.

ROSE: It's a bit like today about Qatar. The big story today in The New York Timesabout Qatar. And some guy there is supporting, who is a Muslim --

MAHER: But I mean in Mecca where infidels, non-Muslims, are not even allowed in the holy parts of the city. I mean, right there, we don't have that example in other religions. They do behead people. Now if they were beheading people in Vatican City, which is the equivalent of Mecca, don't you think there would be a bigger outcry about it? So this is the soft bigotry of low expectations with Muslim people. When they do crazy things and believe crazy things, somehow it's not talked about nearly as much.

ROSE: Would you come to the table and debate this with a moderate Muslim?

MAHER: Find one, yes. Find one.

ROSE: I promise you I'll find one.

MAHER: Find a Muslim --

ROSE: I do believe that what we see with ISIS is not representative of --

MAHER: As I said, connecting tissue.

ROSE: -- not representative of the Islamic religion. I don't think the Koran teaches them to do these kinds of things.

MAHER: Well you're wrong about that. The Koran absolutely has on every page stuff that's horrible about how the infidels should be treated. But for example again ISIS says that they should perform genital mutilation on all women 11-46. Would most Muslims agree with that? No. Or carry it out? No.

But as Ayaan Hirsi Ali points out, she says --

ROSE: I wouldn't expect for her to --

MAHER: And she would know better than --

ROSE: Exactly.

MAHER: But can we really say --

ROSE: She's been a victim.

MAHER: -- women are treated equally in the Muslim world? I mean, their testimony in court is very often counted as half. They need permission to leave the house in some places.

ROSE: But a lot of moderate Muslims would say in fact one of the things that we need to modernize is the idea of the way we treat women.

MAHER: But in this country, if you just use the wrong word about women, they go nuts. And all these other countries --

ROSE: As they should.

MAHER: -- they're doing things like making them wear burqas and I hear liberals say things like, 'they want to.' They want to. They've been brainwashed. It's like saying a street walker wants to do that.

9/11 as national therapy session

By Donald Sensing

Sultan Knish: Divided We Stand

The anniversaries have long since been reduced to a national therapy session, with pain released and healed in the media's own talking cure. But it isn't the pain that matters, it's what we do with it that counts. We have not yet lost the war-- but we are losing it, and unless we decide as a nation what we stand for and what we stand again, then we will lose. It will take time, like our banks we are too big to fail, but given enough appeasement, enough immigration and enough terrorism-- it will come.
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"White powdery substance" found on Dallas Cowboys campus

By Donald Sensing

Piling on:

A guy walks into a sports bar with his monkey, and asks if they can sit down to watch the Raiders game, since there's only one bar in town showing it.

"Sure, why not?" says the bartender.

Raiders kick a field goal, and the monkey jumps up and down and does cartwheels the length of the bar.

Raiders kick another field goal, and the monkey jumps up and down and does cartwheels the length of the bar.

Raiders kick another field goal, and the monkey repeats the performance.

The bartender says, "Wow! He does all that for a field goal, what does he do for a touchdown?"

"I don't know," says the man, "I've only had him for three years."

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Who knew the Loch Ness monster was English?

By Donald Sensing

Scottish independence: now Nessie defects - Telegraph

Scottish independence: now Nessie defects

Photo emerges of a creature, resembling the Loch Ness Monster, swimming in Lake Windermere in the English Lake District

Has Nessie gone south of the border?
Has Nessie gone south of the border? 
It seems that it is not just high-street banks, or hardcore unionists, who are looking for the exit door in Scotland should the country vote yes next week.
A photograph has emerged, purporting to show the Loch Ness Monster swimming in Lake Windermere - in the English Lake District.
Scotland's most famous monster was captured accidentally by a photographer who had set their tripod up at the beauty spot in Cumbria, some way south of the border.

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Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

By Donald Sensing

Make sure to listen to the whole thing -- it's only one minute.

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Why I Hate Computers

By Donald Sensing

If you see these kinds of frames on this site, be aware that I did not put them there. There is either a problem with Chrome, your OS or mine. And I do not know which.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The New Forever War

By Donald Sensing

Obama's Re-WOT (Revived War on Terror)

Note: The president says this war against the Islamic State and its caliphate will last three years ... maybe.

I will guarantee that Obama is, once again, wrong. Fighting and defeating the Islamic State will take more than three years, if the president means defeating its source so that war can actually recede. The Islamic State is an al-Qaida branch, a sophisticated incarnation led by violent men schooled on Osama bin Laden's mistakes.
This is a war for generations yet to come, perhaps hundreds of years - for hundreds of years of "Islam versus everyone else" have already passed.

We will be fighting them as long as they are fighting us. How long will that be? Well, jihad is forever.

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