Archive for July 13, 2010

They’ll slaughter anyone who opposes them regardless of race, creed, sexual preference or national origin!

In fact Mr. President Radical Islamists and Al Qaeda will even slaughter their own children if they violate Islam. That’s not racism, that’s Barbarism!

Two Memorandum threads on this.

One more thought about Charles Bolden

Posted: July 13, 2010 by datechguy in media
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I think it should be emphasized that this Islamic esteem nonsense wasn’t the policy of Charles Bolden, the former Astronaut, this was the policy of President Barack Obama, the former community organizer.

As the head of NASA he didn’t make the policy of the president he is instructed to follow it.

And it took Robert Gibbs one week to come up with this:

Asked whether Bolden misspoke, Gibbs said: “I think so.”

I think so? That’s it? what kind of question is that?

That’s no denial I take exception to this headline at Michelle’s place. I don’t think the WhiteHouse has denied anything to wit, they said:

“such activities are not among Bolden’s assigned tasks.”

I’m sure there is an official list of duties and “such activities” are not on the list, but nobody asked him Gibbs the direct question: “Did the president say this to Mr. Bolden?” A nice “Yes” or “No” question. Let’s see what Gibbs says then.

BTW if I’m Bolden I don’t resign (if you were going to resign you would have done it at the start) he isn’t the one who made this policy.

I’d be really interested in DaScienceGuy’s take on this nonsense.

In my post about the fatwa on Molly Norris I mentioned that wordpress put up a post asking people to support the 1st amendment through a group called 1forall and my challenge to them to support Molly. In true first amendment fashion that comment has apparently not been approved. So in keeping with the actual spirit of the 1st amendment I am reprinting it here:

Well a good way [to support the 1st amendment] would be to support Molly Norris. Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki has declared a FATWA against her and called for her death for the “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day” event. I have in this post

declared my support for Ms. Norris and requested that he include me in said FATWA because I vow to have a new such day if they succeed in killing her. She is a fellow American, worthy of our support.

You might not like the schools in Texas or the Oil companies etc or the patriot act George Bush but you risk nothing by opposing them. That’s not defending the 1st Amendment it’s cheap and false courage to give yourself a pat on the back.

If you believe in the first Amendment, you declare that it is very important for people to stand up for it. Well here is a real way to do it to put actual skin in the game.

The question is do you have the actual courage of your declared convictions or is the threat of radical Islam a bridge too far for the defense of freedom of speech?

Lets find out.

I guess we did didn’t we?

Why is this a story?

Posted: July 13, 2010 by datechguy in media, opinion/news, tea parties
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I found this Washington Post story at Memeorandum odd:

While many conservative organizations immediately decried a federal judge’s decision last week to invalidate the federal ban on recognizing gay marriages, tea party groups have been conspicuously silent on the issue.

Conspicuously silent? Why would the Tea Party as an organization have anything to do with a Gay Marriage any more than the ASPCA, the Sierra Club, or the American Dairy Association would? Why is an organization whose focus and purpose is fiscal reform care?

Short answer: It wouldn’t. But the goal of the media is to break up tea party support. So lets go for it!

The large tea party-affiliated organizations, including FreedomWorks and the Tea Party Nation, declined to comment on Tauro’s ruling because of their groups’ fiscal focus. “That’s just not something that’s on our radar,” said Judson Phillips, founder of the Tea Party Nation. He acknowledged, however, that some in his group — though not a majority — are opposed to the Defense of Marriage Act.

Opps bad luck Washington Post, no doughnuts for you.

Now individual members like myself might oppose gay marriage in general and that ruling in particular but I would no more expect the tea parties to worry about that than I would the Sable Baseball league.