Saturday, August 20, 2011

Abusing God's Creation

It is my firm belief that how you treat God's creation says a lot about you.

Andrew Bostom links to a story about a dog. Warning; for anyone with any amount of love for God's creatures this is hard to read.

The story to which he linked; Wylie the Afghan mutt shows how every dog will have its day;

IN Afghanistan's 10-year war, where acts of cruelty are commonplace and so many thousands have died, the account of one dog's extraordinary survival is an oddly affecting tale.
Wylie, the Afghan mutt, was rescued in February by a convoy of British soldiers on patrol in a Kandahar bazaar, where a dog-fighting crowd was beating the smaller dog with lumps of wood to force the last fight out of him.

Back at Kandahar base, it was Australian Federal Police officer Narelle Jensz to whom the soldiers turned.

Jensz had gone to war to train Afghan police but it was as the unofficial dog rescuer, vet and dog-adoption agent in southern Afghanistan that she had become something of a legend.
Read the whole thing if you can. What this poor creature went through is unbelievable, and common in Islamic "culture".

Mr. Bostom has a few things to say about it on his blog.
The Life of Wylie: Canine Cruelty By Our “Afghan Allies”. His conclusion;
In Sharifabad the dogs distinguished clearly between Moslem and Zoroastrian, and were prepared to go…full of hope, into a crowded Zoroastrian assembly, or to fall asleep trustfully in a Zoroastrian lane, but would flee as before Satan from a group of Moslem boys…The evidence points…to Moslem hostility to these animals having been deliberately fostered in the first place in Iran, as a point of opposition to the old (pre-Islamic jihad conquest) faith (i.e., Zoroastrianism) there. Certainly in the Yazdi area…Moslems found a double satisfaction in tormenting dogs, since they were thereby both afflicting an unclean creature and causing distress to the infidel who cherished him. There are grim…stories from the time (i.e., into the latter half of the 19th century) when the annual poll-tax (jizya) was exacted, of the tax gatherer tying a Zoroastrian and a dog together, and flogging both alternately until the money was somehow forthcoming, or death released them. I myself was spared any worse sight than that of a young Moslem girl…standing over a litter of two-week old puppies, and suddenly kicking one as hard as she could with her shod foot. The puppy screamed with pain, but at my angry intervention she merely said blankly, “But it’s unclean.” In Sharifabad I was told by distressed Zoroastrian children of worse things: a litter of puppies cut to pieces with a spade-edge, and a dog’s head laid open with the same implement; and occasionally the air was made hideous with the cries of some tormented animal. Such wanton cruelties on the Moslems’ part added not a little to the tension between the communities.
I thinks that this says a lot about Islam.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sorry Mr. Obama - Our Politics is Not Broken

Sometimes you can observe a situation and draw a conclusion that seems obviously true. That is what many have done regarding the recent performance of Congress in the debate to raise the debt ceiling. It seems to be an obvious truth that our politics is broken.

This obvious truth is in fact not so. In fact, what occurred in Congress shows that our politics seems to be working just fine. The Great Charles Krauthammer says it.

The System Works
Precisely of the kind Washington (exhibit B) just witnessed over its debt problem. You know: The debt-ceiling debate universally denounced as dysfunctional, if not disgraceful, hostage-taking, terrorism, gun-to-the-head blackmail.

Spare me the hysteria. What happened was that the 2010 electorate, as represented in Congress, forced Washington to finally confront the national debt. It was a triumph of democratic politics — a powerful shift in popular will finding concrete political expression.
So, why the hysteria?
Notice how the loudest complaints about “broken politics” come from those who lost the debate. It’s understandable for sore losers to rage against the machine. But there’s no need for the rest of us to parrot their petulance.
Of course, go and read the whole thing. Dr. Krauthammer also discusses the political turmoil in Wisconsin (exhibit A). His analysis is not in the "follow the herd" mentality. You are not going to read this from anyone else, but it is true. He nailed it.

Friday, August 12, 2011

A Meaningful Anti-War Statement

Modern anti-war commentaries are done mostly written by people who have no idea what they are writing about. The following is far more meaningful.

Le Tambour Bat Aux Champs by Charles-Valentin Alkan.

Ramadan 2011 Bombathon

We have passed day 11 of the Ramadan 2011 Bombathon. They are in competition with "All Other Religions" and "Anti-Muslim Right-Wingers". The amazing "Religion of Peace" team has achieved an impressive score and continues to shut out the competition. With Terror Attacks at 44 and Dead Bodies at 106 in only 11 days, it is unlikely that the other teams will be able to catch up.

I employ sarcasm and irony, but the truth is that Islam is the foundation of horrible tragedy throughout the world. We seriously need to defend ourselves and our culture against this scourge.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Getting Tired of the Double Standard

Greats Jonah Goldberg and Guy Benson have a few things to say with which I cannot agree more.

Mr. Goldberg writes "To Hell with You People"

But think about this for a second. The Giffords shooting sent the media elite in this country into a bout of St. Vitus’s dance that would have warranted an army of exorcists in previous ages. Sarah Palin’s Facebook map was an evil totem that forced some guy to go on a shooting spree. The New York Times, the Washington Post, all three broadcast networks — particularly NBC whose senior foreign-affairs correspondent, Andrea Mitchell, devotes, by my rough reckoning, ten times as much air time to whining about Sarah Palin as she does about anything having to do with foreign affairs — flooded the zone with “Have you no shame” finger wagging. A memo went forth demanding that everyone at MSNBC get their dresses over their heads about the evil “tone” from the right. Media Matters went into overdrive working the interns 24/7 to “prove” that Republicans deliberately foment violence with their evil targets on their evil congressional maps.

Everyone “knew” the shooter was a tea partier. Except he wasn’t. He wasn’t even a conservative. He was a sick, demented, nutball. And it still didn’t matter! More bleating and caterwauling about the “tone” followed. More chin stroking and tut-tutting from Meet the Press roundtables and “very special segments” on the Today Show. More pizzas were ordered for the Media Matters galley slaves.
Of course, read the whole thing - I didn't quote the best part. I will leave to you to go and read.

Mr. Benson writes "Endless: The Left Ratchets Up 'Tea Party Terrorists' Narrative"
You know who's growing weary of writing post after post about this appalling Left-wing narrative? Your humble correspondent, that's who. But as long as our non-terrorist friends on the Left continue to peddle these unrelenting slanders, we're going to keep writing about them. After all, it's only a matter of time before the self-appointed liberal civility police decide to persecute some hapless conservative for some trumped up "crime" against their precious, one-sided "new tone." In case you're just joining us, you may want to get up to speed by reading these pieces. Now, onward.
Yes, onward indeed. Read it all, it gets even better.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Ramadan 2011

The 2011 Ramadan Bombathon is on. Check out the score at The Religion of Peace. So far "the Religion of Peace" has a shutout going against competitors "All Other Religions" and "'Anti-Muslim' Right Wingers"