Sunday, July 30, 2006

Seattle muslim gunman worked at nuke plant

Well folks, there's a force in America determined to destroy all of us. Not only was this muslim nutbag issued a conceal carry permit, but he was employed by the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. You have to read the entire article before you get to that important little nugget. It also states his father Mian Haq, both work at the Hanford nuclear reservation, as do many members of the area's Muslim community.
Well the citizens of Washington should sleep sound knowing the largest nuclear waste dump in the western hemisphere is being watched by a bunch of "religion of peace" members.

Believe what you will, I for one, believe this is terrorism even if the FBI can't tie him to any terrorist groups. This "sneak attack" was motivated by a religious cause, he wasn't was there to rob the register or kill someone he knew over some private dispute. He wanted to kill Jews, period. Stop ignoring the elephant in the room.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

CAIR responds to the attack on Seattle Jewish Center

I no sooner posted the news of the attack (by an American muslim) on a Seattle Jewish center, did CAIR email a statement condemning the attack. Like I predicted, the whine-o-gram was a dialog of the demented. Below is the communique I received;

"We condemn this senseless attack on a religious institution and offer sincere condolences to the loved ones of those killed or injured. The American Muslim and Jewish communities must do whatever is within their power to prevent the current conflict in the Middle East from being transplanted to this country. We also urge local, state and national law enforcement authorities to step up security measures at synagogues, mosques and other religious institutions of both faiths."

The following is a statement from the Seattle muslim community;

The Muslim community of Greater Seattle area watched in horror as news broke of a shooting at the Jewish Federation building. While many of the details of this shooting remain to be determined, what is clear is that a senseless and ruthless act of violence has taken place and resulted in the loss of at least one life.

We categorically condemn this and any similar acts of violence. We pray for the safety and health of those injured and offer our heartfelt condolences to the family of the victims of this attack. We also hope that the perpetrator of this crime is brought to justice.

There is no room for such acts of violence in our city and community. When one of us is attacked, none of us are safe. We refuse to see the violence in the Middle East spill over to our cities and neighborhoods.

We reject and categorically condemn any attacks against the Jewish community and stand in solidarity with the Jewish Federation in this tragedy.

Do you think it sounds sincere? No outcry demanding an investigation by federal authorities because this is "clearly a hate crime". We'll see if they pursue this with the same zeal as they hounded the MSU professor.

Angry muslim kills 1 & 5 wounded in Seattle synagogue

It didn't take long for the jihad to come to our shores. As the Jewish Sabbath began a gunman force his way into the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. A federation employee, Marla Meislin-Dietrich, told an AP reporter the gunman said, "I am a Muslim American, angry at Israel" before he opened fire, randomly shooting at everyone. The politically correct law enforcement officials refused to comment on the nationality or religious affiliation of the suspect. And I would expect nothing less. An FBI special agent believed the gunman targeted the federation. Ya think!

When I heard the first report, I knew the "suspect" was affiliated with the "religion of peace". If (and that's a big IF) I receive a "whine-o-gram" from CAIR they will condemn the tactic and validate the motive. I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

CAIR compares vacationers in war zone to Katrina victims

It never stops! Today the Detroit Free Press published an op-ed by Dawud Walid, a CAIR executive director in Michigan, where he made the absurd comparison between the military extraction of vacationing Americans and the federal evacuation of New Orleans residents in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Playing the race card for sympathetic effect doesn't make the case for his analogy. Walid wrote;
While the government rushed to proclaim that Israel had the right to protect its borders, it sluggishly stated days later that planning was under way to evacuate Americans trapped in Lebanon.Obviously, the delayed evacuation of primarily Arab Americans and American Muslims from these hostile fire zones invokes genuine concern, similar to that raised by African Americans after the evacuation debacle of Hurricane Katrina. Was the response delayed because of a poor contingency plan for evacuation, or was the response delayed because of who the evacuees are? Would the evacuation have been quicker for American citizens if the Israeli infrastructure had been decimated as Lebanon's currently is?
What don't these people understand about making the choice to vacation in a military hot spot and being the victim of an act of God? How is the American government responsible for your safety once you leave our borders? Again I have to say it, "travel is a privilege not a right", these people made the choice to disregard the American travel advisory. They made a personal decision to travel abroad and then relinquish responsibility when things get ugly and uncomfortable. True to form and with unbelievable gull, these people expect, no demand, fellow Americans bail them out physically and financially.
Playing the victim is a constant for CAIR, but trying to latch on to the painful memories of the
over-dramatized catastrophe in New Orleans is beyond the pale even for CAIR.

ADC sues US over war in Lebanon

I have heard it all now! The ADC (American - Arab anti-discrimination committee) and bunch of Michigan muslims are suing the government for failure to protect US citizens in Lebanon. Talk about passing the buck on personal responsibility. One "vacationing" muslim was quoted, "It's sad that we're Americans and got treated like this". Treated like what? Not that the MSM would have reported the flawless (and FREE) extraction of Americans from a country that had 4 travel advisory in the last 2 years. The lawsuit alleges that Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleezza Rice failed to meet their constitutional obligations to protect U.S. citizens during war. The suit will also ask the court to issue an order compelling the U.S. government to request a cease-fire and stop all military support to Israel until all U.S. citizens are out of Lebanon. That's the underlying motive of this whole thing, support for Israel. You know, the last time I checked travel was a privilege and not a right. I buy travel insurance when I plan a trip. One just doesn't know and who wants to lose all that hard earned money. But I digress. When I purchased travel insurance this year for our Hatteras vacation the policy did not cover foul weather or acts of God. If I roll the dice and choose a week when the Lord thinks the island needs some rain, I am not entitled to a refund. Only if an evacuation order is issued by the State of North Carolina do I receive a fractional refund. No one held a gun to their head and made them travel abroad. These people made a choice to spend their summer in a "hot spot" and knowing full well the potential for a conflict was eminent. Again, travel is a PRIVILEGE not a RIGHT. Life is full of uncertainty, and traveling to a political and religious powder keg is just not a smart choice. A choice made by those who ended up in Lebanon and now expect fellow Americans not only pay for their military extraction, but want us to pay for the alleged pain and suffering for a spoiled holiday abroad.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

CAIR whine-o-gram blasts U.S.

Here we have CAIR Executive Director, Nihad Awad, on stage with the hezbollah flag. Who do you think CAIR is loyal to?
You knew an extra special CAIR whine-o-gram would be forth coming once the news broke about America sending bunker busting bombs to Israel. In addition to the myopic view of the war, CAIR called the attacks on "Lebanon's civilian infrastructure targeted and claims to have forced some 500 thousand Lebanese from their homes under threat of death." Well, if the terrorist didn't hide among the civilian population, "innocent" civilians would have nothing to worry about, right? Hiding weapons in mosques and homes is now legal under the military code of conduct?

CAIR chairman, Parvez Ahmed said in a statement:
"It is unconscionable that our government would rush weapons to a state engaged in vicious and indiscriminate attacks on the civilians and civilian infrastructure of a friendly nation. Thousands of our nation's citizens also remain in Lebanon facing death or injury from these American taxpayer-supplied weapons. The baffling decision to assist in the destruction of a nation that has been held up as a model of democratic reform can only serve to harm our long-term interests in the region. Aiding attacks on civilian targets in Lebanon also calls into question our nation's commitment to fighting terrorism in all its forms. America must disengage its Middle East policy from the self-serving dictates of the pro-Israel lobby. Failure to do so will allow Israel to once again drag our nation into its self-perpetuating cycle of hatred and conflict."

Nowhere in the whine-o-gram does CAIR condemn hamas or hezbollah for their attacks on Israeli civilians, perpetuating their own cycle of hatred. Instead of becoming a productive, self sustaining society, palestinians use the now vacant Gaza Strip to launch daily rocket attacks, unmolested, into Israel without a word from the global community. When the IDF is dispatched to defend the itself and a few islamic civilians are part of the collateral damage, the world finally takes notice and expresses outrage. The double standard is laughable. Asking Israel to use restraint when the entire country lives in constant fear, when your commute to school or work could be your last, a country that engages in a daily fight for her very survival. No civilized nation wants war, but sometimes you have to fight. I'm going to use a quote from Dr. Bill Bennett, let's "give war a chance".

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Women and Men

I'm diverting my attention today to post an observation. My best, childhood, friend (whom I'm certain will NOT read this) has been going through a tough time. We talk twice monthly and since June have spoken everyday. She caught her husband having an affair. Now before you say "there's two sides to every story", I know and I'm on her side. The other woman worked for her husband and as he says "start out as sexual innuendo", harmless enough right? Wrong, but we'll get to my point later. This lust in his heart turned into intimacy when the woman offered to give him, well you can guess, for his birthday. Well, that sure trumps my friends breaded pork chops! Now let's keep in mind, this woman WORKS for him, at any point prior to the birthday offer he could have told her "this is unacceptable behavior" and threatened to go to HR. But he didn't, he choose to take a vacation day, wake and dress as though he was going to work and drive 53 minutes (one way) for his "birthday gift". The affair continued on like this, taking the 53 minute drive, for 3 months. Waking at 6am and leaving the house to get on the road by 6:30am to arrive at her house by 7:30am. Every Saturday, to which he told his wife he was working, the ritual was the same. Out of the house by 6:30am and home by 2:45pm, a full 8 hours at "work". My friend, much to her credit, knew when the lust was in his heart a month before the intimacy started. She caught him when the woman replied to a text message he had sent her prior to retiring for the evening.

My friend is struggling. It's been 7 weeks and she says the pain has not subsided. They're working on it, and he claims the other woman meant nothing (even though he proclaimed his love for the other woman). She (my friend) loves him and wants to work on her marriage, he too says he wants to stay in the home.

Being me, I have a ton of advice. None of which I gave her, my job right now is to listen. I have voiced my displeasure with him and asked the same questions she has and received the same answers, "I don't know". We cried (he and I) and I yelled, expressing the anger I felt over the pain she's going though. He just can't tell her why he did this, why he would risk losing his home and family if she meant nothing. She asked him to get counseling, 6 weeks ago, and he hasn't. He's still lying (albeit stupid things) even though he knows she'll catch him! I just don't get it, are women and men really that different?

By all outward appearance, I would have once said, he adored her. The typical old fashioned gentleman, opening of doors and the like. He had a lot of people fooled, but not my friend. She knew the minute it started and asked him weekly if he was having an affair. When she told me of her suspicions 4 months ago I thought menopause had taken over her brain. Not "so-and-so" I told her, he loves you! "He loves you", could he love her and sneak, trick, lie to her like he did? That's the question!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Saudi prince too busy for Aspen palace

If you're looking for a vacation home or a place to retire to, then I've got the place for you. I personally have no use for a 15-bedroom, 16-bathroom 56,000-square-foot mansion high upon the mountains above the city of Aspen, but the oil rich arab can apply for his own zip code. The estate includes several small homes on the 95-acre property. Prince Bandar said he's too busy to enjoy the palace because the duties of chairing his country's security council and he's been spending too much time in Washington. So if you've got a cool $135 million lying around you too can live like royalty.

The next time you pull out your credit card to pay for gas, thank the democrats. If we were able to drill for oil in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico, poor old Bandar wouldn't have to go through the hassle of selling his mountain mansion.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

CAIR Canada calls for Graham to be denied entry

I'm a little late posting this whine-o-gram from the Canadian terrorist wing of CAIR. Reverend Franklin Graham has an October crusade scheduled in Winnipeg, Canada and of course the Canadian death cult members are asking the federal government to clarify its position on freedom of speech after the outcry over a planned visit to Canada of a British imam and the official silence about the upcoming entry of a U.S. evangelist who has called Islam "a very evil and a very wicked religion." Well I can explain it, reverend Graham, unlike imam Riyad ul-Haq, has never called for Christians to murder Jews, Hindus or homosexuals. He has never called on Christians to turn their back on Canada, refuse to assimilate and to go on "jihad" against their own country. He never used rabid hate speech to define non-muslims. Reverend Graham has never issued the call to "convert to Christianity or die". And the most important difference, Franklin Graham is not suspected of having terrorist ties.

The left in this country and Canada are again trying to draw a moral equivalence between the two men, calling Grahams comments on islam ( "a very evil and a very wicked religion") hate speech. The reverend has refused to amend his stance on the "religion of peace" despite the pressure from the PC crowd. We should all support this ministry, it is truly making a difference by bringing people to the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Friday, July 14, 2006

CAIR condemns Israeli attacks

My vacation is over and I'm back to watching jihadis, (so you don't have to). Yesterday CAIR issued Action Alert # 493 calling on muslims to contact their elected representatives urging them to condemn the Israeli attacks on Gaza and Lebanon. Calling the defensive action by Israel "disproportionate," "excessive" and "pointless." OK, what do you call the daily kassam rocket attacks from Gaza since the pull-out last year? This is the ultimate failure of the "land for peace" policy.

CAIR is trying to draw a moral equivalence between Israel defending herself and the killing of terrorist hiding among civilians. The whine-o-gram never mentions the threat Israelis live with daily or the lack of control the "democratically elected" officials have over the terrorist population. If innocent civilians are being attacked, I'll bet one member of the family was a hamas or hezbollah foot soldier. The "disproportionate" use of force by Israel in Lebanon in response to attacks by hezbollah is being condemned by the EU, UN and various nations in Europe. Big deal! Ask yourself this, if Mexico was shelling Texas on a daily basis and took a national guard soldier hostage, after tunneling under the barrier built to prevent illegal crossings, then demanded the release of thousands of mexicans being held in prisons across the United States, do you think the American response would be "disproportionate" considering our superior strength?

The world community is losing it's moral compass. Israel is the proverbial "canary in the coal mine" and the global response to this conflict will set a president, laying the foundation for our future terrorist policy. UN resolutions condemning Israel for defending herself "tips the hand" of the world community and clearly defines the battle lines. It's not about land, it's about Israel's right to exist. When muslim parents love their sons more than killing Israeli sons, this conflict will end.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Home again, until next year

Before I took the pampered pooch back to the house, I was able to snap a picture of the famous Cape Hatteras lighthouse.
Here's my son Christopher and his favorite aunt, Carolyn my brothers wife.
Me and my son's Godfather. Ed and I have been friends since tenth grade. He's the best!
My brother Happy (Steve), now he looks happy. It must be because he's with me.
Ed, D2, D and Stephanie. I didn't get the seagulls name, sorry.
My friend and husband, Nicholas.
Hershey Bar at home in front of his fireplace. He's glad to be back in his own house.
Here I am with my North Carolina suntan. I think I got dark.
Vacations are great, especially going away with family. A reconnect that just don't happen during holidays or picnics. My sister-in-law and I got closer, the kids created special memories and we all ate too much. Nick, Chris and I had a fantastic time, I hope everyone else did as well. Until next year.......

Saturday, July 08, 2006

The end has come, our last day

Here's the partial cast of characters. In the hot tub we have ,from left to right, D2 (Danielle) D (Derek, D2's brother and my future nephew-in-law) and Stephanie (my niece and D's lady) Here we have Happy, (aka Steve, my brother) don't he look happy?
And here's Hershey Bar, keeping (jihad) watch over his domain. Not that he'd save you if you were drowning 'cause he don't do the water thing.

I am the first to wake, not only do I get to make the coffee nice and strong I get to unload the dishwasher from last night's dinner. Today is our last full day on the island. Since my tan still needs some work, I'm hangin' pool side dipped in the NO-AD Australian Dark Tanning Oil. You know the one, it has the warning on the back that says "this contains NO sunscreen". Unlike my brother, who got my mothers German-Jew pale complexion, I was blessed with my fathers dark Russian skin. I tan where he burns, I can get away with 4 sunscreen and he dips himself in 50. Last year my sister-in-law had to take him to the Outer Banks Medical Center because he had 2nd degree burns on his feet. This from a paramedic, he should know better. But not this year, no trips to the emergency room so far, knock on wood.
Anyway, today is our last day on vacation. Around 6pm we'll get dressed in floral shirts and khaki shorts and head to the beach for our group picture. Last year we wore white shirts and khaki shorts and I took black and white pictures too. They came out great. After pictures the kids will go to dinner and the adults will get take out (we can't leave the pampered pooch home alone) from the Mad Crabber. 6 pounds of crab legs, 3 pounds of shrimp, 2 lobster tails (for me and my sister-in-law) 1/2 pound of coleslaw, 5 pounds of jo-jos, 6 ears of corn and a dozen hushpuppies. Ummmmm, I can't wait! Once our bellies are full and the kitchen in clean, the mad dash to tidy up the house will begin. Not that we lived like pigs for a week, but we certainly did let some things slide. The vacuum will need to be run and the fridge emptied save the things that will travel well. Packing is done today because who wants to pack at 6am. A quick stop at the reality office to drop off the keys and we're on the road again. Another fantastic Hatteras Island family vacation has come to an end.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

4th of July celebration on Hatteras Island

Here we are hangin' out at the pool, celebrating our nations birthday. I took the picture, so you can't see me. From left to right is my brother and sister-in-law, my sons Godfather and husband, my niece and in the for front is my son. Cheesin' it up as usual. And not to be left out of the Independence Day celebration is the pampered pooch, Hershey Bar. He's a Beagle-Lab mix and he HATES the water, go figure.
Our holiday menu included hamburgers and hot dogs. Baked beans, red skin potatoes and corn on the cob. For desert, if you can get it down, we had ambrosia salad. It was a great day. Fireworks from every direction lit up the night sky. Another fantastic 4th of July on Hatteras Island.

It's raining, so I'm bloggin'

Here I am keeping watch over the blogosphere and catching up on the jihadi news.
It's raining here on Cape Hatteras Island. I woke to the crash of thunder and lightning strikes across the ocean. The weather channel says 80% chance and the radar looks like it may blow out after 3:00, so we can go in the pool later. It's only going to be 80 so I think a good long soak in the hot tub, (conveniently located on the middle deck) may be the order of the day.
Thursday is pasta day, so it's good to be around the house and watch the sauce for 7 hours. I'm going to employ my niece's services for a few hours this morning and go gift shopping and pick up Romano cheese. She'll have to stir the sauce every 20 minutes and make sure the dog don't get into trouble. Taking him outside won't be a problem because he don't go out in the rain. He's such a pampered pooch. And that brings me to yesterday's beach excursion. Once all nine of us were settled in our sandy location just south east of the lighthouse, my dog began his wild panting. We rigged up a little tent for him to escape the sun and relax, but he didn't. My sister-in-law and I decided, after 45 minutes at the beach, to take him home. He's not a beach bum. After a 40 minute drive back to Salvo (we went to Buxton, the beaches are nicer) Hershey was back to normal. He's more of a pool pup.

Monday, July 03, 2006

We made it!

This is the view from the upper deck of the house. Just past those houses is the Atlantic Ocean.

Actually we got here yesterday around 5pm. After a rocky and later than planned start, we were on the road at 5:30am. Everything was on schedule, the Jeep was packed and we were off to meet everyone at my brother's house at 4:30am. We live 25 minutes away from them so we were under the gun to keep the "train on time". After the morning salutations and a refill on the coffee, we returned to our respective vehicles for a 12 hour drive. But, the best laid plans often go a rye. Just before our caravan hit the turnpike, my husband realized he forgot his wallet. His wallet of all things. Needless to say I was not happy. Being the lead car, I called my brother and gave him the news that we had to return home. This just put us an hour behind schedule.
Once we were on the road, everything went smooth. After a few hours of driving, we stop in Breezewood Pennsylvania to have breakfast and top off the tanks. Then it's over the border for a short drive thru Maryland. Once we're in Virginia the traffic jams around D.C. that are ever present, weren't. (the vacation gods were with us) Then is on to North Carolina where we stop at the Border Station for gas, bathroom break and cheap cigs. From here it's on to the Chesapeake Bay tunnel. Very cool, it goes under the water. You can also see the ships being unloaded before you enter. Next it's on to Currituck County, that's when you know you're close. At this point we're still about 100 miles away, but you can smell the ocean and signs are everywhere telling you to visit this in Kitty Hawk or visit that in Nags Head or Kill Devil Hills. (or KDH as we say here on the island) It's a quick 60 minute drive thru the gambit of putt-putt, gift shops and go-kart tracks then a left turn to the southern shores, route 12, over the Oregon Inlet, past the Pea Island wildlife reserve and the Bodie Island lighthouse to finally Hatteras Island. Home sweet home for the next 7 days.