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#1 "I have never understood the gangster mind -- I simply know what to do about gangsters."
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-09-21 00:41||
#2 We could straighten all this out in an afternoon simply by nuking Mecca. Not for any particular military, political, or religious reason, but simply to show them we are serious about this stuff. Lame-ass attempts at appeasement obviously don't work - and never have with bullies and tyrants. We'll give you a strong horse - in as many kilotons as it takes.
(and yes, nuking Mecca should be added to the drinks list)
Posted by SteveS 2012-09-21 01:17||
#3 How about getting us and our allies independent of ME oil? Then we don't need them and they can do what they want as long as they leave us alone, or pound sand or both.
If they persist in their bad behavior, then we get kinetic.....from a distance. They need to learn the important life skills of cause and effect. Which is a tall order for them. There are serious consequences to their present behavior.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-09-21 01:48||
(Rondezvous with) Rama II
IIRC, began with a nuke device set off in the Vatican.
Now, think about that, because the story line was about humaniy's intolerance towards new knowledge; a new age approach; religion is intolerance.
The point the authors' approach was that all religeon was intolerant, yet which, at that time, was the most plausable to sell the story? Even in New Age?
Thirty (30) years later, the Policy Maker is making excuses. Unexpectedly. Spontaneously. Dasterdly. The L-Whys are inexcusable; Chef Ramsey would have fired them nevermind my ass.
Howz about, inexcusably, eh?!
Peace? Better a slave of Christiandom than a friend of the Turks.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-09-21 02:01||
#5 The US-educated Egyptian PM has officially demanded the legal abolition of free speech guarantees in the US.
Why isn't there a strong official response to this outrageous demand? In fact why isn't there public outrage? Shitty little Egypt is making the 'final demand' that no Soviet leader dared make, ever.
What conclusions will friends and foes of the US draw from this?
Posted by Woozle Hupetle1110 2012-09-21 03:24||
#6 Excellent! The writer sees it for what it is.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-21 07:01||
#7 Just looking forward to the whole atheist Islam big hug and love moment ya know what I am saying go DNC keep up the televised events dumb asses!
Posted by Angiting Snore1647 2012-09-21 07:41||
#8 Alaska Paul, Of all of George W. Bush's errors that is the biggest one. I can forgive kow-towing to Islam if it was just a cover while we built up our own domestic oil capacity but to kow-tow without drilling, drilling and more drilling? And building nuke plants, etc. I just don't understand that.
These things take time to build and exploit so we should have started them 11 years ago when the country would have been united behind energy independence in a way that is unlikely to happen again.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-09-21 08:38||
#9 The West is 'losing' this war because it pre-emptively committed intellectual suicide some years before 9/11/2001. The process was far advanced when the Dept. of Education was created.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-09-21 08:59||
#10 I noted the caption on the picture in the article: "The 'progressive' Left cringes before Islamism." The progressive left is always looking for some group to feel guilty about. You could add grovel, apologize, bow, to cringe. In this case the group is the Mooselimbs.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-09-21 10:40||
#11 Change the argument -- in our culture, the ability of a belief to withstand ridicule is a sign of its strength. If criticism is so "hurtful" to Islam, then do Muslims really believe? Or are they simply given no choice? If they have no choice, if they are forced to practice the faith, then is it truth, or is it simply, well, submission?
Posted by Rob Crawford 2012-09-21 12:33||
#12 If they truly believed they would snicker knowing their God would cause eternal torment to blasphemers. Since they are unsure they riot and try to take Earthly justice.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-09-21 14:34||