Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337), Cappella Scrovegni a Padova, Life of Christ, Adoration of the Magi
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Voluntarily, Clark grabbed a camera, jumped in the water, and starting snapping away capturing the beauty and power of monstrous Hawaiian waves from the inside out.
" Clark's view" is a unique view of the ocean that most will only be able to experience safely on land while studying one of Clark's photos.
Now with a camera upgrade and an itch to get that better shot, Clark has taken this on full time and has moved his office from land, to the inside of a barrel.
Since the recent stir of Clark's work, his images have been run on the Today Show, ABC World News Now, Nature's Best Photography, ParisMatch(France), La Vie (France), Hana Hou (Hawaiian Airlines) magazine, Surfer magazine, Surfer's Journal as well as multiple publishers and newspapers in the U.S. and overseas.
These incredible images of waves in the Hawaiian Islands were taken by Clark Little, the number one photographer of surf.
He is dedicated to photographing the waves and has published a selection of his best images.
He captures magical moments inside the tube as surfers say."
"This shot captures sand from the ocean's floor being swept up by a monstrous wave and resembles a sandstorm.
Little calls it the Sandmonster.
"There were clouds of sand ten feet high and I'm standing there. I'm holding on to my camera and my trigger as long as I can. Then I have to jump into the cloud of sand to try to get out of danger's way."
His fans pay as much as $4,000 for his gorgeous photos."
"This shot is his favorite.
With a high shutter speed he caught the brilliant fanned effect of two waves intersecting each other and throwing out this beautiful fan of water."
All photos copyright of Clark Little/SWNS
Monday, December 7, 2009
By now most people have heard about left wingers, posing as scientists, discussing via email how to manipulate data and suppress information in order to deceive the public regarding the earth's natural temperature cycles. We can only imagine the lies and bullshit that they talked about on the phone.
The Western Left has finally been exposed for the liars and frauds they are. Their side is made up of conniving, vested interest power whores who lust for Big Brother*, also known as Big Government. Right now they're busy trying to cover up the truth found in these emails, so that the proletariats* will go back to sleep, still believing the fraud.
Every issue the Left promotes, always for the benefit of the people of course, is actually a coldly calculated grasp for more power and control of our lives. That and the officially sanctioned theft of capital from producers* in the developed west to moochers* around the world. Blaming man for global warming is nothing more than their latest and most dangerous scheme, which is to create a global "eco-government" that will dictate every aspect of our lives.
The current British fetish for security cameras is a disturbing foreshadowing of the telescreen* in every home that the Left truly wants.
* These and other terms are found in a book every young voter should read: George Orwell's 1984. If you substitute "United Nations" for "Ministry of Truth", you would have a good idea of the danger to our freedoms Orwell predicted, as typified by the global warming fraud artists of the modern Left.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
They explode bombs all over the world, directed at anyone who is not Muslim (although collateral damage suffered by their own is fine).
In countries they control, Muslims sanction, encourage and/or ignore these barbaric, sometimes savage crimes against women:
• throwing acid in women's faces
• murdering women (in the name of "honour")
• raping women (in the name of "honour")
• forcing women to cover themselves so men don't have an excuse to rape them
• denying women education
• restricting women's freedoms of movement and association
Terror, brutality toward women, and intolerance of non Muslims are the hallmarks of Islam.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
We fought the Nazis for what they did across the ocean, not for what they did in Canada. If liberals and bleeding hearts (only concerned about Muslim prisoners) STILL don't understand why we are fighting Islam OVER THERE they are a disgrace to Canada and don't deserve the freedoms they enjoy.
God bless our soldiers.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
The self hating liberals that infest western democracies want us to surrender our wealth and children's futures so that the overpopulated third world can catch up to us economically, without actually having to modernize (or liberalize!) themselves or their cultures. THEY are free to produce more babies than they can afford and then demand that you and I pay for their children and ultimately their culture. And all of it with no regard for their own "carbon footprints".
It's as though they're demanding a guaranteed income from us while they ignore every pollution problem we've recognized and solved. The Western left, which wants one-world, UN style government, is only too happy to volunteer our wealth to the third world in exchange for one-government power.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
"In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Troll
Anyone taking the time to look at the posts and links here at CBF (and the Why This Blog at the bottom) would realize that I have nothing but the greatest respect for our military. Seven months ago I passed along an email discussing our elite snipers and their mission in Afghanistan. It came with a video that the sender said showed MY Canadian soldiers killing terrorists for and with American soldiers.
Months after I posted it, a foul-mouthed troll named elsa stumbled in and out of here and blew a gasket about the video (in stark contrast to thousands of other viewers). Here's a sampling of his bile:
"Whoever thinks that those are canadian snipers are retards!" elsa, Oct 4/09 (first post)
"I wasn't attacking you at first just the incorrect information provided." elsa, Oct 16/09
"I was never initially trying to be rude..." - elsa, Oct 20/09
No "Hi, how's it going!?" or "hey, I noticed a mistake". Sweet f-all as far as courtesy.
So the mild mannered genius' first words (calling me and thousands of others "retards") weren't actually rude and inflammatory? What bullshit. It was nothing BUT inflammatory, with a side order of lying (there's lots more elsa poo being flung if you read the rest of his "comments").
Upon reflection, maybe the Shakespeare Whisperer doesn't actually TRY to be rude and obnoxious. Maybe it just comes naturally to him.
Canadian Sniper Kill Shots in Afghanistan.
PS: The video link elsa the American objected to, in my post praising Canadian snipers, in fact portrays a bunch of HIS fellow Americans, pretending to be snipers! (This they do by bravely blasting the smithereens out of small animals as though they were shooting at tin cans, leaving the carcasses to the vultures. Exterminators they may be, but not snipers, and certainly not real hunters.
PPS: 9MM Uzi, .44 Magnum, Shotguns, and assorted smaller arms. Fired 'em all, elsa.
PPPS: Looking up words in a dictionary doesn't qualify someone to use them together!
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Here is information on the memorial being planned for them in New York City:
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
The left parades every new safety law (personal and workplace) with their usual "just-savin'-the-world-again" smugness. What they NEVER do is go back to see if their last "save the world law" had any effect in a statistical way or not.
The only sure thing about the passage of more and more laws is that lawyers get richer and more numerous, and we all become more like slaves of the state.
Monday, August 31, 2009
When I asked my wife if the story said how many people were killed by fastballs she said they profiled two people with brain damage. Two people out of a population of millions? The average calculator doesn't show that many decimal places. What seems to be happening in the west is that the left has decreed that ALL of society must grieve and pass laws to eliminate risk after each and every death or injury.
The individual stories are very sad, and I feel sorry for those who suffer. The problem is we all suffer at one time or another. The goal of ending suffering, as exemplified by 100 mph helmets is one more example of how, if nothing changes, we will eventually cease to be free.
We cannot be free if our risk policy is that one injury or death should compel the majority to turn their moderate approach to risk into a panic mode approach. We are now mourning ALL the time about something, and I don't care how many scary pictures of injured people you show me, nothing you or I do will ever stop people from getting hurt. What WILL change is that we'll eventually have to get Big Brother's permission for everything, and we'll STILL have all kinds of accidental suffering.
It is a characteristic of the Left to pass laws that limit what we can do in the name of their never-ending quest to eliminate risk in life. They don't care how many things they ban, or how long it takes. The Left continues to smother and stifle society in the name of safety.
Part II later: Who benefits from all the new safety laws?
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thanks to Patriot Update (via Townhall Update):
"After observing Obama on the campaign trail and during his first six months in office, we have concluded that our President lives and governs according to his own set of “Ten Commandments.” They’re certainly NOT the Ten Commandments you learned in Sunday School. In fact, many are the direct opposite! To prove that our conclusions are correct, you will find a link to source documentation for each commandment on the Patriot Update web site."
© 2009 The Patriot Update
I. Thou shalt have no God in America, except for me. For we are no longer a Christian nation and, after all, I am the chosen One. (And like God, I do not have a birth certificate.) SOURCE
II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, unless it is my face carved on Mt. Rushmore. SOURCE
III. Thou shalt not utter my middle name in vain (or in public). Only I can say Barack Hussein Obama. SOURCE
IV. Remember tax day, April 15th, to keep it holy. SOURCE
V. Honour thy father and thy mother until they are too old and sick to care for. They will cost our public-funded health-care system too much money. SOURCE
VI. Thou shalt not kill, unless you have an unwanted, unborn baby. For it would be an abomination to punish your daughter with a baby. SOURCE
VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery if you are conservative or a Republican. Liberals and Democrats are hereby forgiven for all of their infidelity and immorality, but the careers of conservatives will be forever destroyed. SOURCE
VIII. Thou shalt not steal, until you've been elected to public office. Only then is it acceptable to take money from hard-working, successful citizens and give it to those who do not work, illegal immigrants, or those who do not have the motivation to better their own lives. SOURCE
IX. Thou shalt not discriminate against thy neighbor unless they are conservative, Caucasian, or Christian. SOURCE
X. Thou shalt not covet because it is simply unnecessary. I will place such a heavy tax burden on those that have achieved the American Dream that, by the end of my term as President, nobody will have any wealth or material goods left for you to covet. SOURCE
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
How Not to get your ass kicked by the police: a.k.a. "Good advice for Henry Gates the Race Baiting Professor of Harvard"
Gates should be tied down and forced to watch Chris Rock explain civil society (even in terms a white-hating fop like Gates would comprehend) in a sketch from Rock's TV show in 2007. The YouTube poster of this particular video named it "How not to get arrested by the police", perhaps to make it more relevant to "Gatesgate" (aka "How to Perpetuate Hate", by Henry Gates). For Gates the relevant tip would be "Be Polite". If Gates can't manage that from his lofty post as Race Baiting Hero/Role Model for Blacks, he doesn't deserve an ounce of pity. This is his fault.
Chris Rock is in the same elite league as celebrities like Bill Cosby who are not afraid to speak the truth about racial issues. The Show's actual sketch title is:
How Not To Get Your Ass Kicked By The Police (2007):
****** Update, August 27/09 ~ I found a better quality video that also had the correct name of the sketch and replaced the old video link:
Monday, July 27, 2009
The Left is made up of control freaks and socialists. Always has been, always will be. They take taxes from you and me to tell you and me what we're doing wrong at any given moment. Since the collapse of the Left's preferred method of control (communism) failed, they have been desperate for another way to enslave humans with Big Government. That Beast is called Environmentalism, and its latest spawn is a parasite of guilt that attempts to attach blame to man for any and all change to our climate.
The Left has a long, dark history of making up lies about the earth's true health (that millions of ignorant and self-flagellating people sadly believe). Lately this has meant blaming man for the temperature of the Earth and using it as a stick to "extract" money from the "rich" west. The Left has appointed themselves as high priests of the Environment, painting the West as villains. Now they want jobs giving our money (via carbon taxes) to despots, dictators, loser nations and failed states who still haven't figured out how to feed themselves and conduct themselves civilly, nearly 10 years into the 21st century.
You could move every one of us evil westerners to a third world country and move every non-western, failed-state, socialist/communist citizen to our countries, and within 20 years we would be richer than them.
See the hard facts about the Earth here. Sorry, lefties. Man doesn't affect the Earth's temperature and socialists will eventually lose, again, as every idea they ever have does.
From Watts Up With That:
"This study has a strong scent of GIGO (garbage, in garbage out.) MIT has one of the world’s preeminent climatologists Dr. Richard Lindzen in their Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. I wonder if the scientists at the “Centre for Global Climate Change” checked with him before firing this remarkable piece off to the press?
During the Phanerozoic, CO2 levels have at times been more than 1,500% higher than present, but temperatures have never been more than 10C higher than present. So how does a projected 30% increase in CO2 produce a 7C temperature rise in their models? During the late Ordovician, there was an ice age with CO2 levels about 1000% of current levels. Hopefully the newspaper headlines don’t accurately represent the content of the article.
Finally, does their name (”Centre for Global Climate Change“) hint at a possible inherent bias in their raison d’être? What “rapid and massive action” do they want us to engage in?"
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sometimes cartoons capture the essence of the discussion better than a thousand essays. In this case, the essence is the threat to our freedom as represented by the puppet Obama.
Thank you for the laughs to Pamela Geller. More at Atlas Shrugs.
Monday, July 13, 2009
How much more evidence do we need that Islam is after domination of the West and not co-existence, as the useful idiots on the Left continue to claim?
Can any left wing thinker defend their sympathies for Islam after this?
(found at Blazing Cat Fur)
Muslim Lawyer Advocates Rape
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Why do we keep listening to kooks like Jennifer Lynch Mob?
Thanks again to Blazing Cat Fur.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The news that Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison for fraud surprised no one. Here was a golden opportunity for the left to nail freedom in the balls again. A chance to shriek out like little girls, saying, "See?! Capitalism doesn't work! Just LOOK at this greedy man!"
Of course the guy was a douchebag. Of course he ruined lives. He wasn't the first and he is not the worst. What he definitely was not was a typical businessman. Yet his conviction is a rallying point for the non-productive left that we need to have government run our lives even more.
So who are the real fraud artists? The true criminals who precipitated the financial mess that surrounds us?
#1 The Democratic Party of the United States in general, including the specific mentions below:
#2 Jimmy Carter, champion of the Community Reinvestment Act that issued loans based on colour of skin to buy the votes of minorities, giving them mortgages they couldn't afford. Then he pressured banks to do his bidding.
#3 Harry Reid
#4 Nancy Pelosi
#5 Every one of the stock traders that passed the tainted paper backed by the useless mortgages Jimmy and his Democratic spawn created. They COULD have said no. They COULD have been honourable, but they were not.
These people (and many more) should go to jail forever. By their willful distortion of the true free market, they have caused more suffering and loss of wealth than 100 Bernie Madoffs.
May these criminals someday, somehow be punished for their crimes.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA
Dear President Obama:
You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.
You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.
You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.
You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.
You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.
You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don't understand it at its core..
You scare me because you lack humility and 'class', always blaming others.
You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.
You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the 'blame America' crowd
and deliver this message abroad.
You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.
You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.
You scare me because you prefer 'wind mills' to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.
You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.
You scare me because you have begun to use 'extortion' tactics against certain banks and corporations.
You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.
You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.
You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.
You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.
You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O'Relllys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.
You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.
Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.
Origins: Lou Pritchett is a former vice president of Procter & Gamble whose career at that company spanned 36 years before his retirement in 1989, and he is the author of the 1995 business book, Stop Paddling & Start Rocking the Boat.
Mr. Pritchett confirmed to us that he was indeed the author of the much-circulated "open letter" quoted above:
I did write the 'you scare me' letter. I sent it to the NY Times but they never acknowledged or published it. However, it hit the internet and according to the ‘experts’ has had over 500,000 hits.
Last updated: 31 May 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Here then is my first nominee. I'll find some way to summarize them as I go on.
#1 Ben Wizner
"This kind of desperation is caused by the uncertainty of not knowing whether one will ever be released or even charged," said Ben Wizner, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney."
He was commenting on the fifth terrorist suicide at Guantanamo. What an asshole. If they all killed themselves, the world would be better off and the Gitmo issue would be over.
The article at Fox News
The article discusses the Obama "plan" to close Gitmo even as 65% of Americans oppose that. Then there's the nasty business of the Real ID Act:
The Weekly Standard found another sticking point: the 2005 Real ID Act, which then-Sen. Obama supported, expressly bans any foreigner from entering U.S. who "has engaged in a terrorist activity, endorses or espouses terrorist activity or has received military-type training from a terrorist organization."
What sayeth thou now, Comrade Obama?
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Their violent hatred of ALL non-believers makes Muslims the most dangerous form of human life on Earth, and Islam the biggest threat to civilized peoples everywhere.
And to all those who call Muslims and Islam peaceful, I say "Bull Fucking Shit!" At least until these so-called peaceful types get serious about stopping their fellow Muslims' thirst for blood.
The Freedom Center
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
What's that? No other eco-friendly ships around to rescue you? Hahahahahahaha!
Yet another layer of egg on the face of the Left.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
America is being run (via the puppet Obama) by the shiftless hippies from the 60's that have always blamed their own country first. The ones that have never created, only destroyed. The ones that trust the enemy more than their own people.
In the New York Post Ralph Peters explains The Obama Doctrine:
<<We're to blame. If there are problems anywhere, they're America's fault. This central conviction of leftist ideology appears to have soaked so thoroughly into our president's consciousness during his lengthy friendships with extremists that it's now second nature to him. >>
The rest is here:
THE OBAMA DOCTRINE
Saturday, May 2, 2009
by Baron Bodissey
Manifesto Against Sharia
I became acquainted with the Wiener Akademikerbund through our Austrian correspondent ESW, and was fortunate enough to meet a number of the group’s members during my visit to Austria for the Counterjihad Vienna meeting this time last year.
The Akademikerbund is in the forefront of efforts to confront and roll back the Islamization of Europe. I reported last fall on its “Fifteen Demands” for Islamic reform in Austria, as showcased during the forum on Euro-Islam (from which Tariq Ramadan withdrew at the last minute).
More recently the Akademikerbund brought to my attention a parallel effort in Germany known as the “Manifesto Against Sharia”. Piggy Infidel has kindly translated the Manifesto into English:
Press-release- - - - - - - - -
Manifesto Against Sharia
Joint Statement of Muslim Organisations in Germany
Cologne: along with the German Central Council of Muslims (ZMD), the declaration was signed by ten other organisations. According to the ZMD, this would ease dialogue between Muslims and other religious communities and the mainstream.
- Islamrat für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland e.V.
- Zentralrat der Muslime in Deutschland (ZMD)
- Türkisch-Islamische Union der Anstalt für Religion e.V. (DITIB)
- Islamische Gemeinschaft Milli Görüs (IGMG)
- Union der Türkisch-Islamischen Kulturvereine in Europa e.V. (ATIB)
- Verband der Islamischen Kulturzentren e.V. (VIKZ)
- Islamisches Zentrum München
- Islamisches Zentrum Aachen Bilal Moschee (IZA)
- Islamisches Zentrum Hamburg Imam-Ali-Moschee
- Ahmadiyya-Muslim-Jamaat e.V.
We the undersigned hereby state:
OUR AIMS —
- To explain to Muslims the dangers contained in the Islamic religious texts, as well as the necessity of a reform of Islam
- To explain to non-Muslims the differences between moderate Muslims and Islamists (a.k.a. religious fanatics, radical Muslims, fundamentalists, extremists, Islamo-fascists)
- To inform both Muslims and non-Muslims that they are both the targets of Islamic terrorism
The majority of terrorist attacks during the last three decades, including the 9/11 attacks, have been carried out by fundamentalists in the name of Islam, specifically based on the Koran. For us as Muslims it is despicable that Islam is being used to murder millions of innocent people, non-Muslims as well as Muslims
Contradictions in the Koran
There are unfortunately religious texts in the Koran, as well as in the Hadith, that call for Islamic supremacy and incite violence against non-Muslims. It is time to change this. Islamic fundamentalists believe the Koran is the literal word of Allah. But could Allah the Compassionate really order the mass murder of people just because they are not Muslims?
The Koran and the Bible
Many biblical figures, from Adam to Jesus, are recognised and respected as prophets in Islam. Islamic scholars believe, however, that both the old and new Testaments are from God, but that they have been falsified by Jews and Christians. Could it be possible that the Koran itself has been falsified by Muslims during the last thirteen centuries?
The Necessity of Reform
Islam in its current form is not compatible with the principles of freedom and democracy. Muslims have two possibilities: We can continue with the barbaric practices of the seventh century and with the politics of Hassan al-Bannah, Abdullah Azzam, Yassir Arafat, Ruhollah Khomeini, Osama Bin Laden, the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaida, Hizbullah, Hizb-ut-Tahrir, etc. This will lead to a global war between the Islamic world and the West.
Or we could reform Islam, keeping our rich cultural heritage and cleansing our religion of the ugly relics of the past. We as Muslims who want to live in harmony together with people of other religions, agnostics and atheists, choose the latter possibility. We have to protect future generations of Muslims from the brainwashing of Islamic fundamentalists. If we fail to prevent the spread of fundamentalism, some of our children will become murderous terrorists.
To begin this healing process we have to remove the evil that has been carried out by Muslims in the name of Islam, and we have to accept responsibility for these misdeeds. We have to remove the bad passages from the Islamic texts, so that future Muslims are not confused by contradictory statements. Our religious message should be clear: Islam is peace, Islam is love, Islam is the light. War, murder, violence, division and discrimination are not Islamic values.
Private Religious Sphere
Religion is the private affair of each individual. It should be possible for any person to practice his religion freely, so long as that religion does not break local laws, and no one should be forced into any religious practice. Any type of belief which is spread through violence is fundamentally immoral and is no longer a religion, but rather a political ideology.
Islam is one of many world religions. There will be no peace and harmony in the world if Muslims and non-Muslims do not have equal rights. The doctrine of Islamic supremacy is just as repellant as the doctrine of Aryan supremacy. History has shown us what happens to societies whose members see themselves as superior to other peoples. All moderate Muslims have to reject the notion of Islamic supremacism.
Sharia law has to be abolished; it is incompatible with the rules of a modern society.
Any customs which may have been acceptable in the seventh century, such as stoning, limb amputation, marriage/sex with children or animals, must be condemned by all Muslims.
The following verses encourage division and religious hatred, fanaticism, and discrimination. They either have to be removed from the Koran or else declared as obsolete and irrelevant: Sura 9:111, Sura 8:55, plus many more.
Out-dated words and phrases
Use of the following words and phrases as well as all their variations must be banned from religious ceremonies:
- Unbeliever — this has a negative connotation and leads to division and aversion from others; Islam is not the only religion.
- Jihad — often interpreted as holy war against non-Muslims.
- Mujahideen — no more wars in the name of Islam.
- American occupation (or Christian/Israeli/Zionist) — these expressions lead to fanaticism. To date, Muslims living in non-Muslim countries enjoy far more freedoms than Muslims in the Islamic world.
Islam against Violence
There is no place for violence in Islam. Anyone calling for violence in the name if Islam must be ejected from Islam. All instances of this must be brought before the relevant authorities. It is the religious and civic duty of all Muslims to condemn any act of terrorism carried out in the name of Islam. Any Muslim group which has connections to terrorism in any way, shape or form, has to be totally condemned by both religious and secular Muslims alike.
Artistic Depictions of the Prophet
Although artistic representations of the prophet are unacceptable in Islam and considered insulting by many Muslims, other religions do not share these restrictions. Therefore the artistic representation of the prophet must be protected as a basic freedom of expression.
The Crusades and the Inquisition
While the Inquisition was a repressive period of Christian fundamentalism, the Crusades were not unprovoked acts of aggression. They were actually attempts to take Christian areas back from under Muslim control. They were hardly known about by the Islamic world at the time, and are nowadays being used by Islamic fundamentalists simply as propaganda against Christians. We reject such propaganda and are starting a critical review of the history of brutal Islamic warfare.
Brothers and sisters!
Don’t make the next generation of Muslims pay for your mistakes!
Let’s fight Islamic fascism today, so that your children don’t have to!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Below is the text that accompanied this photo in an email I received. I'd love to cross this puppy in the Charger! (Click above image to see the whole bridge).
"The Millau Viaduct is part of the new E11 expressway connecting Paris and Barcelona and features the highest bridge piers ever constructed. The tallest is 240 meters (787 feet) high and the overall height is an impressive 336 meters †(1102 feet), making this the highest bridge in the world. It's taller than the Eiffel Tower.
Interestingly, the Millau Viaduct is not straight. Why? It's because a straight road could induce a floating sensation as you drive across it. So, a slight curve remedies that feeling.
The curve is 20km in range. Moreover, the road has a light incline of 3% to improve the visibility and reassure the driver.
An amazing engineering feat!"
Note- I will add a link to a better picture later./done 4/26/09
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Say whatever you want about Bush, but you cannot deny that he kept America safe. Now the puppet wants to dismantle this safety net, it seems.
From USA Today:
"President Obama on Tuesday opened the possibility of prosecution for Bush-era lawyers who authorized brutal interrogation of terror suspects and suggested Congress might order a full investigation."
This is nothing less than a coup d'état from the left. How else to describe the plan to conduct a Stalinistic purge of your ideological enemies? The Big Left elects Obama, who follows their instructions and then changes the rules of engagement which, in liberal minds, allows past tense prosecution. As in Orwell predicted in 1984, the left now re-writes history and the rules and then conducts their thought-crime hunts.
"Less than a week after declaring it was time for the nation to move on rather than "laying blame for the past," Obama found himself describing what might be done next to investigate what he called the loss of "our moral bearings." "
Once again his words prove that Obama is a puppet of the left. They yanked his chain, and he obeyed. The part about loss of moral bearings is both ironic and typical left wing arrogance. Ironic because the left sees its job as the dismantling of every norm and custom that deals with civility, common sense, and responsibility. Moral bearings? The left has destroyed them.
It's arrogant because this no-record, "Present" voting, conniving, speech-reader, the best person the left could find, has the temerity and the gall to lecture his fellow citizens about moral bearings. What a joke!
Obama is the one who befriended and worked for a terrorist bomber who killed people in the 60's and never went to jail for it (Ayers). Obama is the one who followed a racist minister for 20 years and then bull-shitted us that he never really heard the guy's sermons (Wright). Obama is the one who did business with a convicted felon (Rezko).
What a fine, moral man, this Obama!
So the left, via their proxy Obama, is again going to attack and weaken the intelligence service. Just like they did during Clinton's era. You know, the one that gave us Bin Laden and his murderous army of savages.
God help us freedom lovers. Our enemies and all THEIR spies are laughing at Obama even as they shake his hand. They can't believe their luck.
From USA Today
Update, April 22/09:
USA Today seems to have changed the page that the above link follows. The story is the same but there is a new picture from yesterday and new information. This is copy and paste from USA Today just now:
Do we need more proof of a loose cannon on the deck of the USS Obama?
Thursday, April 9, 2009
These photos are from our visit to Vimy in 2006, during the restoration of the monument for 2007, the 90th anniversary. We didn't see the actual monument this day, but our emotions were tested just the same.