Monday, April 30, 2007

We Must Extend Hospitalities to Muslims...

I came across a story concerning the muslim population in our universities here in America.
Katherine Kersten of the Star Tribune, has covered this story concerning the Minneapolis Community and Technical College, who have plans to install washing facilities known as 'Wudu'. This is to accommodate the muslim population at the university as they prepare for prayer. If I understand correctly, our tax dollars are being used for this. Karen has followed up with this example in Canada.

What is astonishing (or not) to me, is the direction our country, and our educational system, has gone when it comes to religion. Many steps have been taken to squelch the Judeo-Christian values that are the very foundation of our country. Many have cried "foul" when it comes to any public display of these values. As a matter of fact, humanism has been the order of the day and Christians, who stand for morality, are looked upon as uneducated when it come to matters of society. Basically, there is no place for a righteous God in our lives here in America...

These things are not so when it comes to the muslim population. Phil Davis, the president at MCTC, had this to say: 'It’s a simple matter of extending “hospitality” to newcomers, no different than providing a fish option in the college cafeteria for Christian students during Lent'.
This is a definite PC reply, done out of ignorance, or worse. The move toward installing these facilities, is a move to encourage Sharia, plain and simple. If you think that's ridiculous, it's my opinion that you are just as blind as Mr. Davis. You can go to to see more. (I purposely left the link off).

This is the United States of America people! When you come here, you do as we do. You do not come here and demand that your customs are to be recognized and implemented. If you don't like the way things are done here, go back home!

Part of the issue with Islam is, we are at war with it, across the globe. Many today are being murdered in the name of Islam. Dawah is their goal, that is, the spread of Islam. Just look around if you don't believe it.

We can not allow the insurgence of this religion, and we must vote in leadership that have the balls to say "enough"! I do realize that there are muslims that practice a form of Islam privately, quietly, and I'm fine with that. Bring it out in the open and demand that we accommodate it, "enough"!

This is The United States Of America!

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

In Favor Of Gun Control?

Some interesting facts associated with gun control.

Gun Control:

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control.
From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend
themselves, were cut off from their food supplies and starved to
death or rounded up and exterminated.

In 1911, Turkey established gun control.
From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend
themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938.
From 1939 to 1945, 10 million Jews and others who were unable
to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935.
From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to
defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964.
From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend
themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970.
From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend
themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956.
From 1975 to 1977, one to two million 'educated' people,
unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1956 no one in Cambodia could imagine total confiscation and
citizen enslavement in the "foreseeable future", ...
but per capita, more citizens were eventually murdered
by their own government than in any other country in history.

For additional facts on this, please see these relevant links: Innocents Betrayed and Strike the Root.
Many of you are already familiar with these, but I think it is worth posting again.

Well, we live in a civilized society, it will never happen here...

image from JPFO

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Guns In Your Place Of Worship?.. Heavens No!

In todays ever evolving society, one where violence is becoming commonplace, decisions of 'to protect or not to protect' are made every day.

Well, what about carrying in your place of worship? Listen, every self-respecting criminal would consider those in a time of prayer and submission to their ideology as peaceful and non-violent, so why harm them, right? NO! There are people with evil intentions in all walks of life today.

Here are just a few examples, and there are many more, if you look for them.
Isolated incidents you say? Tell that to the victims here...

There is nothing in the bible that says we are not to be wise and ready to fend off evil.

Go here to see what used to be expected of parishioners. Yes, you were expected to comply or there was a fine. You may say, "that was then, the west was wild" or "it's not like that today".
Yeah, tell that to the victims today... Read the link, it is interesting.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Soldier Was Suggested By Sunny Kay

Col. Cyril Richard
Col. Cyril Richard "Rick" Rescorla
68 years old from New York City, New York
16th Air Assault Brigade, Parachute Regiment (England)
Platoon Leader of 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) (U.S.)
September 11, 2001

Col. Rick Rescorla is a multiple time hero. In 1957 he enlisted in the British Army and began training as a paratrooper with The Parachute Regiment of the 16th Air Assault Brigade. He went on to serve with an intelligence unit in Cyprus, a paramilitary police inspector in the Northern Rhodesia Police (now the Zambia Police Service). When his military career ended in England he joined the Metropolitan Police Service in London. But he found the paperwork too boring and quite at the behest of a friend who encouraged him to join the United State Army. Which he did.

In 1963, Rescorla enlisted, with his friend, in the United States Army. After he completed basic training he attended officer training school and was assigned as a platoon leader in the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile).

He was shipped to Vietnam and participated in the Battle of la Drang. While in Vietnam, he was given the nickname "Hard Core" by his men for his bravery in battle.

In 1968, Resorla became a U.S. citizen and continued his service in the Army Reserves until 1990 when he retired. In 1985 he joined a financial services firm, located in the World Trade Center, as security director.

In 1993, when the WTC was bombed, Rescorla was instrumental in evacuating people from the building. Afterwards, he enacted a policy in which all employees of the firm practiced evacuation drills every three months.

September 11, 2001. Rick Rescorla was supposed to be on vacation getting ready for his daughters wedding. Instead he was at work covering a shift for one of his deputies so that he could go on vacation. When American Airlines Flight 11 hit Tower 1, Rescorla ignored officials advice to stay put and opted instead to put his evacuation drills to use. While evacuating the 3,800 employees of his firm in Towers 2 and 5 he kept reminding them "be proud to be an American ...everyone will be talking about you tomorrow" and sang God Bless America over his bullhorn. When Flight 175 struck Tower 2, Rescorla had already evacuated most of the employees from his firm as well as many others from other floors. He then went back in, despite being told he needed to evacuate himself. The last known words anyone heard him say were, "As soon as I make sure everyone else is out". Tower 2 collapsed with Rick Rescorla last seen heading to the 10th floor looking for more people to help.

As a result of his actions that day, all but six employees of his firm made it out alive. One of those being him and three others being his deputies who followed him into Tower 2, Wesley Mercer, Jorge Velazquez, and Godwin Forde.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Photo Of The Week

I thought I would post a little something of enjoyment for a change...

Can any of you guess what this is? This beauty is a bit modified, but still carries the full original lines. This is one of my dream cars, and in my opinion, one of the more beautiful cars ever made (in it's original production). I do prefer the newer versions because of improved ride, safety and overall performance.

It's good to dream a little...



photo by Larry Cornwell

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

To Preserve A Life...

In the midst of tragedy experienced by some and witnessed in the media by others, 'gun control' has become a hot topic. You have the camp of 'ban all guns', and the camp of 'we have a right to legally posses a firearm'.

It is my opinion that those within the camp of gun control are largely uneducated when it come to firearms ownership, or may have some other agenda. How many high profile celebrities and politicians, that are openly 'anti gun', have bodyguards? How many of those bodyguards do you think are armed? You guessed it, hypocrites...

There seems to be an attitude of 'guns are evil and only evil or crazy people have them'. The non-criminal that carries a gun is a vigilante just looking for a bad guy to give him his due. Guns are instruments of death! Right?

I submit to you that most Americans that exercise their 2nd amendment right, are decent, honest and care about their fellow man. The drive behind legally carrying a handgun is actually to preserve life. That's right, to preserve it. I want to be around for my wife and children, as most people do, and I am willing to fulfill my obligation to protect them in the face of evil. I also want to be able to preserve my own life.

Most criminals that will rob or break into your home have ill intentions and will do whatever is necessary to accomplish their goal, and that may mean bodily harm or worse, to you. We have a moral obligation to care for our family and that may mean stopping evil intentions with any means necessary up to, and including deadly force. I pray that I am never faced with that decision, but because I, and you, see life as precious we must be ready to go the distance.

Again, there is a moral obligation to preserve life against all evil intentions. There are things that can be done to avoid potential danger such as not going out alone at night, keep your doors locked, etc.. There is a most respected law enforcement officer who has authored many self defense articles and books, that advocates education for the average citizen, to know how to avoid trouble. This is the first step in preserving life, avoiding potential dangers, use throw-down money, whatever it takes to protect yourself and your loved ones.

The unfortunate truth is, we live in an ever increasing, hostile world. Let's be prepared to preserve a life, even if it means using any force necessary, up to and including deadly force.
Here is a very interesting Jewish perspective by R. Mermelstein, who by the way is well respected outside of Jewish circles. He is very knowledgeable on the subject of firearms and the Bible. Check it out, you may enjoy it!

Be safe and be well...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Mexican Gunfights On The Streets of Houston TX...

This is unbelievable... It's noon time, broad daylight, during the lunch hour on a main thoroughfare in SW Houston Texas. Apparently two rival immigrant smuggling gangs decided to have a gun battle over the one gang trying to steal a load of illegals from the other. Yeah, you heard that right. If I had a WTF column this would go there.

Why is this happening hear? I haven't heard anything about this until I saw it on Right Truth, go there for more comments.

Just another shining example of why we need to strictly enforce the immigration laws here. These type of people need to be found and prosecuted harshly. We don't need this kind of thing here, we have enough to be concerned about with foreigners bringing their evil intentions here. Innocent people are being exploited, harmed and many are dying needlessly.

Is anyone speaking up about this? Thanks Debbie for bringing this one up.

To Carry or Not to Carry... is This the Question?

After the tragedy at Virginia Tech, many may be asking this of themselves now.
There are also the ignorant, who will press further to ban guns completely. There is a severe lack of understanding when it come to firearms and firearm safety.

Read this short testimony from a student at VT, who was there the day of this slaughter. We must realize that in many situations, our safety is in our own hands. All it takes is for one idiot that is walking down the same sidewalk as you, to turn around, take twenty-one steps toward you and you are robbed, beaten or worse. Your options are to take what's coming, run or get away and prepare to defend yourself.
There are two defensive tools that you can use. OC spray (pepper spray) or handgun. I would prefer to have both available. There is a hesitation today for many of us that exercise our 2nd amendment rights, and that is fear of being sued or being sent to prison and having a lawsuit against you for defending yourself. I think I would take my chances.

Please people, let's be responsible for ourselves and our families. We owe it to them to be prepared. Crime will continue and you don't want to be a victim. I pray I never have need to use a weapon to defend myself, but if needed I will.
Will you?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Soldier Was Submitted By Anna

Chief Mast Sgt. John Gebhardt
Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt
Superintendent of the 22nd Wing Medical Group at McConnell Air Force Base

Have you heard of Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt? Maybe you have and maybe you haven't. CMSgt. Hebhardt gain some notoriety recently. Not for an action that he took on the battlefield, but rather for a picture(not shown because it is graphic) that was taken of him.

In 2006, CMSgt. John Gebhardt was photographed holding a little Iraqi girl that had been injured. Her family had been attacked by insurgents. Both of her parents were killed, along with many of her siblings, and she had been shot in the head and left for dead. But she was tougher than that. She was brought to Balad Air Base Hospital where she was operated on and ultimately saved. As you can imagine, it was an extremely hard time for this little girl. Her recovery was hellish. But when CMSgt. Gebhardt would hold her, she seemed to be comforted. He spent many nights sleeping in a chair with her in his arms. The picture wast taken by a fellow airman while CMSgt. Gebhardt and the little girl were napping. Said CMSgt. Gebhardt, "I'm sure that probably just gave her some inner peace that she could reach."

On a side note. This is why I started doing these Wednesday Hero posts. Because of people like Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt. It's soldiers like him that make me proud of our military.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Photo Of The Week

Here is my choice for 'photo of the week'. If you haven't guessed, these boys, at this time, are in the midst of the sh#t...

Pvt. Eric Rundquist, left, and Pvt. Jason Taylor, both with 1st Platoon, Company B, 1-12 Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hold on to a strap inside a Bradley fighting vehicle after the Bradley hit a roadside bomb. The Soldiers were en route to the Forward Operating Base Gabe medical station after one of their fellow Soldiers was injured when they encountered sporadic sniper fire for about two hours during a house-clearing mission in the Tahrir neighborhood of Baqubah.

Let's remember these men, while we here at home are enjoying our barbecue's today...

photo courtesy of U.S. Army, taken by SSG Antonieta Rico

Friday, April 13, 2007

Free to bear arms...Gun Control

photo by
mike carano

This may be slightly old news, but I came across this article written about 'strange bedfellows'.
The ACLU working with the NRA may seem a bit strange indeed, particularly in light of the ACLU's normal stance on the 2nd Amendment Rights issue. Nonetheless, this may seem a positive to some.

My concern is, what may look good now may turn in to more restrictions later. There are many in our country who are uneducated when it comes to firearms ownership. There is the stereotypical redneck just looking for someone or something to shoot, and of course the thug that wants to rob or kill using a gun or knife. The latter should make you consider personal ownership, but hey, guns are evil right?

Now more than ever personal firearm ownership should be considered, after all, we do live in a dangerous society and it is our duty to be able to protect ourselves and our families. With this said, it is imperative that we are informed of the the laws and we must train to safely and effectively to use a firearm. A gun is a tool and not a toy. I can say there is a lot of enjoyment that can be had, such as hunting, plinking or target shooting, it is legitimate and a part of our great history for responsible ownership, but I digress...

Bottom line of the story here is we are constrained by certain laws of ownership at this time, (unfortunately our legal rights want to be taken away from us). Get a conceal to carry permit, if you plan to carry, do it legally. A police officer is not going to believe you have purchased a .357 handgun for target practice, come on. The man in the article probably knew that, but perhaps not being completely informed of the law had to say something. Interpretation of 'traveling' seems to be up to the officer making the traffic stop.

Drive safely, know the law and train...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Another 'Nappy Haired' Controversy

I'm sure most of us have heard of the mess Imus has gotten himself into. Don Imus is a 'shock-jock' and, even though I've never listened to him, I understand he has made some recent remarks that have gotten some of the black community, including Barack Obama, quite angry. In particular, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have been very vocal. These two guys never miss an opportunity to be seen, but that's another story.

The terms Imus used, are used regularly in today's rap/hip hop culture, where everybody wants to be a thug. It doesn't matter if your black, white, hispanic, asian, etc. many of today's youth and young adults are living this lifestyle and it makes big money.

I am not taking a position, one way or the other, about what Imus has said. The point I would like to make is this, the ones who are claiming that they have been deeply hurt and offended, are not really interested in trying to make things 'right in the world.' No, they are all about retribution and vengeance, anything to further their own cause.

An interesting recent parallel is the muslim leadership here in America and in Europe trying to play the race card to further their own cause. They are not really interested in equality for all peoples, only getting as much as possible for themselves.

I mentioned 'Another Nappy Haired Controversy', go to the story and read what happened to a teacher when she used a book that has been critically acclaimed as an excellent children's book. The people in this story reacted much like what we are reading concerning the reaction from the higher profile black community. The only difference is, the higher profile folks are behaving much more dignified (tongue in cheek).

The story of 'Another Nappy Haired Controversy' is worth the read, check it out.


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

5th-Graders Accused of Sex in School

I came across this news article while looking at The Minuteman.

This is unbelievable on one hand, but on the other...

Why is this happening?

In rural north Louisiana, children in the fifth grade, you heard right, the fifth grade, were accused of having sex in a classroom of approximately fifteen students. They were left alone, according to Union Parish Sheriff Bob Buckley, for about fifteen minutes. When the students posted a watch at the door, two boys began having sex with two eleven year old girls.

Fifteen minutes people, and a decision to have sex in the classroom was made! Geeze, when we were that age we may have thrown balls of paper or shot paper spit-wads at each other. Have sex in the classroom?, it wasn't even considered. When I was that age, we thought about baseball, fishing or other bits of fun. I don't remember being interested in girls at that time, at least not to have sex with them...

What are the parents teaching these children? This brings up a difficult scenario, the parents need some accountability here, but how do you address that? We are a free people and if outside organizations begin to get involved with imposing rules, our freedoms may begin to erode.

Something must be done, but what? Someone needs to be accountable, but how?

Is this the future of our children? For their sake and ours, I pray not...


Sunday, April 8, 2007

Photo Of The Week

I thought I'd start a new series called "photo of the week". The theme may vary, but I may use it primarily to honor the boys in uniform.

This first entry is about precision.

Sgt. Charles Rice commands the Oregon honor guard's firing detail during the National Guard Bureau's first National Honor Guard Competition held in Reno, Nev., March 20-22. The team won the competition. Team members are, from left, Sgt. Robert "Luke" Summers, Sgt. Kenneth Kaiser, Spc. Scott Mahe, Sgt. Thomas Barella, Sgt. Timothy Tompkins, and Staff Sgt Jeromy Turner, the team's noncommissioned officer in charge.
Take note, these guys are not just for show, see the blue disc.

Let me know what you think!


photo courtesy U.S. Army, taken by SSG W. Michael Houk

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Muslim opens with prayer in Texas Senate last week

In the Texas Legislature last week, Dr. Yusuf Ziya Kavakci, a muslim imam, opened the State Senate session with prayer. This marked the first time in Texas history that a muslim cleric has ever started the session in prayer. Also surprising is that Dr. Kavakci was scheduled at the invitation of State Senator, Florence Shapiro, who happens to be Jewish. What is wrong with this picture? Why must we continue to have this erroneous attitude of inclusiveness? Do we think if we play nice this ideology will leave us alone? NO, it and they won't!

Come on people, WAKE UP.

Newly elected, Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston) is the only one who had enough guts to say 'no' and was absent from the floor. He encouraged others to follow suit, but no one else did. Please, for more information on this go to Red Hot Cuppa Politics and see Sharia in the Heart of Texas.
If you go here, you should be able to see video of the prayer which took place after roll call.

Listen, we should be able to help another human being that has a real need and show that person compassion, as we would want for ourselves. When it comes to the sovereignty of our state and of our country, the religious foundations are to remain intact. Diversity is not an option here.

We had better stand guard people because if we don't, we may live to regret it...


Thursday, April 5, 2007

Teachers drop Holocaust and Crusader history lessons

Here we go for more...

Admittedly the UK has a much larger Arab/Muslim population per capita than we do here in the States. As a matter of fact London is no longer 'English' as much as it is a 'multicultural' city now. The growing muslim population is changing, or forcing, the way England and the European peoples conduct much of what they do in some areas of day to day life.

An example is the recent decisions to drop a few subjects of history in some schools there. Two of these subjects are the Holocaust and the Crusades. These are facts of world history, but for fear of offending the muslim students, a few schools are choosing to no longer teach these bits of history. Note the two primary subjects being discussed here...

Check out the story at the Daily Mail.
There is also an update on the new disciplinary powers given to teachers there.

Believe me when I say this, 'This is coming our way.' We must make ourselves aware of the seeming agenda from the various muslim groups and be willing to stand against it. One reason they are able to accomplish certain things is they are willing to make their voices heard. Much of the time we are not. This must change!


Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Teachers in London and Wales given more disciplinary powers...

This past Sunday, in England and Wales, new laws have been put into effect, giving schools the statutory power to discipline students. This is an effort to curb the unruly behavior taking place in some of the schools there. Basically , teachers will be able to carry out disciplinary action without fear of reprisals form the parents of students.

The powers given however, will extend beyond the school grounds...

Read the full story here from Reuters.

Not sure how well this will work, it could allow some to abuse their authority. Of course it would never fly here in America, since some in California, earlier this year, have proposed we go as far as imposing a fine, jail time, or both for parents that spank their own children...