Monday, March 24, 2008

Who he is

In a post below this one I noted that we don't know who Hussein really is, but gave a few clues. This makes the picture clearer.

Like everyone else, I have my own political principles and beliefs; and I feel very strongly about them. But when I began fighting for anti-Islamist Muslim journalist, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury [see AT Sunday edition], I knew that I could not be successful if I garnered support from only one political party or philosophy. The fact is, Shoaib was in prison, being tortured, and risking his life. He still is; which is why we have not stopped fighting. Clearly this was a matter of human rights, of basic American principles, and everyone with an ounce of human decency should support us.

In fact, I approached about 15 percent of the House and a handful of Senators: Democratic, Republican, left, right, moderate; you name it. And every one of them reacted with support; every one of them, that is, except one. Who was the one lawmaker that took a pass on saving the life of an imprisoned US ally and opponent of Islamist extremism? That's right, my own Illinois Senator Barack Obama.

... I brought Obama's staff extensive documentation of the injustice, as well as other evidence of Shoaib's activities; we spoke for quite a long time, but they never called back. In fact, they ignored all my subsequent follow-up contacts. But it was, after all soon after his election; perhaps early disorganization was to blame.

Yet, I spoke personally with Obama 13 months later...I spoke with to both him and Obama, who at his best moments looked quizzical and confused. While Durbin later sent a formal protest to the Bangladeshis, Obama never responded; nor again did he or his staff reply to my subsequent entreaties..

I spoke with Obama one other time about Shoaib's case, less than six months later. I reminded him or our last encounter, gave him an update on the case, and asked for his support in one of any number of ways. He hesitated a moment then held out his hand and said, "Well, we're sure happy for all the work you are doing." Propriety prevents me from verbalizing what I was thinking then. I offered to send him more information, which he asked me to do. And, guess what, I never heard back despite the reams of evidence I did send.

Who he is?? I think we know. Don't you?

Link to source article.

Oil Oil.... who's got the oil?

Maybe we do.

In the next 30 days the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) will release a new report giving an accurate resource assessment of the Bakken Oil Formation that covers North Dakota and portions of South Dakota and Montana. With new horizontal drilling technology it is believed that from 175 to 500 billion barrels of recoverable oil are held in this 200,000 square mile reserve that was initially discovered in 1951.

It was not until 2007, when EOG Resources of Texas started a frenzy when they drilled a single well in Parshal N.D. that is expected to yield 700,000 barrels of oil that real excitement and money started to flow in North Dakota. Marathon Oil is investing $1.5 billion and drilling 300 new wells in what is expected to be one of the greatest booms in Oil discovery since Oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia in 1938.

Wouldn't you just love to tell OPEC to kiss our shiny metal V8 ass??

Speaking of multi-function tools

I need one of these to use while taking out the garbage after dark.... keep in my rental car while driving in LA.....deer hunting on back roads...

My thanks to Dave T.

Why am I not surprised?

(IsraelNN.com) Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama is currently hiding his anti-Israel views in order to get elected, according to a well-known anti-Israel activist. The activist, Ali Abunimah, claimed to know Obama well and to have met him on numerous occasions at pro-Palestinian events in Chicago.

In an article he penned for the anti-Israeli website Electronic Intifada, Abunimah wrote:

The last time I spoke to Obama was in the winter of 2004 at a gathering in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. He was in the midst of a primary campaign to secure the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate seat he now occupies. But at that time polls showed him trailing.

"As he came in from the cold and took off his coat, I went up to greet him. He responded warmly, and volunteered, 'Hey, I’m sorry I haven’t said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race.

'Hey, I’m sorry I haven’t said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race.'

I’m hoping when things calm down I can be more up front.' He referred to my activism, including columns I was contributing to the The Chicago Tribune critical of Israeli and US policy [and said:] 'Keep up the good work!'"


Hussein is proving more and more to be a typical old line Demo politican. Want a black? He's your man. Want an anti-Israeli/Jew? He's your man.

The question, of course, is which one of these is the real Hussein. Perhaps his refusal to wear a flag pen, his association with a church that has radical views and his association with American radicals tell us the answer.

Bits and pieces

Easter egg hunting is over and has been cancelled for next year due to the death by exposure to cold of the Easter Bunny. And in spite of the claims by Pope Algore’s minions that man made Global Warming continues to advance we have snow this morning on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau and below freezing temperatures in the western part of the state.

Perhaps weeder gander will drop by the local utility and explain that my utility bill has been impacted by only local temperature deviations, and even if the world wide average has been lower or flat for the past 10 years, mmGW remains the single greatest threat to mankind. My guess though is that the utility will just note that it is a local utility serving local customers. But I digress.

As noted below in another post, the Hussein campaign released financial information further connecting Hussein to Rezko, the person currently being tried for corruption in Chicago. The release has timed for minimum exposure. This tried and tired strategy may actually backfire since people are starting to recognize it for what it is.

In totally unrelated news, my dream of the Vols playing the Tigers for the national championship remains, although both will have to play better than they did yesterday to get there. But winning close games provides experience and confidence, two important traits.

And the DJIA is up 195 points… Have we reached the bottom and are now rising?? Time will tell.

Burt Prelutsky has finally come forth with his Oscar comments and makes some excellent points. The best being that in today’s world not many care who won… And may I say the contestants deserve worse.

But that got me thinking about where, and when, I had seen the movies that became my favorites….I do love games that keep the mind from becoming bored… Especially as someone who has spent hours and hours in commercial and military aircraft, I thoroughly understand that flying is about hours and hours of boredom mixed with moments of stark terror… Just kidding folks. Your valiant crew is never bothered by the fact that the starboard engine is on fire and the flight controls are locked.. But I again digress…

“Gone With the Wind” – Strand Theater with my Mom and two aunts. The audience undoubtedly transferred their hostility from The DamnYankees to the Japanese. My Dad didn’t attend, being otherwise occupied on some islands in the Pacific.

“A Place In The Sun” – I can’t remember where, or when, but I do know that I fell deeply in lust with Elizabeth Taylor. It was also the first time I realized people do dumb things and that bad results can happen for unexpected reasons.

“Patton” – Downtown Chicago circa 1971. George C. Scott was Patton. By then I knew that war wasn’t glory, but that sometimes death and destruction is required. I also loved Patton because he wanted to win as quickly as possible using whatever weapons necessary, thereby making the sacrifices of the troops mean something, and that winning quickly saves lives.

Too bad we lost our way in Vietnam, and to a degree, in Iraq.

But enough. Time to review my garden’s soil condition. At some point Global Warming will arrive.

Shari Law continues to advance.

The radical Muslims attempts at imposing Shari Law on the world continues.

Source: Reuters
AMSTERDAM, March 23 (Reuters) - A U.S.-based web service, which Islam critic and Dutch right-wing lawmaker Geert Wilders planned to use to show his film critical of the Koran, said on Saturday that it had inactivated the site due to complaints.

"This site has been suspended while Network Solutions is investigating whether the site's content is in violation of the Network Solutions Acceptable Use Policy," the company said on the site www.fitnathemovie.com.....

Wilders' film has triggered fury in the Muslim world. The Dutch government has distanced itself from Wilders' views, fearing a backlash against the country in the Muslim world, similar to that against Denmark in 2006 after newspapers there published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

Network Solutions probably wishes they never heard of this, but their shutting down the website doesn't bring any belief that they will tell the protesters to study the US Constitution and flip the switch back on.

The Internet's claim to fame is that it will replace newspapers and magazines as information providers. Given that many newspapers wouldn't publish the Danish cartoons it appears that Network Solutions will seek equivalence instead of superiority.

Pity. For a time there I thought freedom of speech was an important concept.

Do you remember Bob and Ray?

Their humor was satire, but not really cruel. Never vulgar or in bad taste it was part of a nicer and earlier world. Even better, it required the listener to use their brains. Something I sometimes think would be difficult for the current generation who have grown up listening to Shock Jocks and comedy that never gets above the belt or below the thighs.

Bob and Ray audios"

My thanks to In From the Cold.


It is always helpful to follow the money.

Such is the case of Hussein’s association with Rezko.

the documents included the finance committee for his 2004 U.S. Senate bid. That list included Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a longtime friend and fundraiser now standing trial in Chicago on federal corruption charges, as well as Rezko's wife, Rita.

In a real estate transaction that has dogged Obama, he and his wife bought a South Side mansion on the same June 2005 day that Rita Rezko and her husband purchased an adjacent landscaped lot.

It is amazing how these politicians think they can associate with people and not be tainted by it.

The real estate transaction is especially troubling because the sellers’ offer included the adjacent landscaped lot and was to be sold with the house. Hussein evidently couldn’t purchase the home and the lot. By Mrs. Rezko stepping in and buying the lot Hussein was able to buy the house.

Folks, that’s a huge favor. I mean HUGE. The kind that are not forgotten. The kind that require no explanation.

And don’t you just love it when they release such information on a Sunday holiday PM? Makes me wonder what they are trying to hide.