Tuesday, June 30, 2009

CAIR action alert 578; empty your wallet ummah

Well, it didn’t take long for the bean counters at CAIR to double check the abacus, (and like Jethro Bodine who never quite got the hang of ciphering), and discover a call to the faithful must be made to fund this campaign I told you about Saturday.

Today’s whine-o-gram heralded Action Alert 578. CAIR is calling on Muslims to help distribute free copies of the Quran to 100,000 local, state and national leaders by the end of the year.

The new Share the Quran campaign, which is designed to enhance understanding of Islam by opinion leaders and policymakers nationwide, was prompted by President Obama’s recent address to the Muslim world in which he quoted from the holy text.

As with any monetary plea to the faithful, their “immediate action requested to make this effort succeed” is spelled out in full. The ummah is asked to pray and make dua (nag inform fellow muslims to do the same) for the success of this simple religious imposition educational effort.

Yes fellow infidel, our education is the pathway to submission peace.

If the nobleness of this crusade campaign alone doesn’t move you to act, CAIR guarantees your “donation” is tax deductible and zakat eligible.

And we all know muslim charities operating worldwide have a stellar reputation for providing young, impoverished followers of islam abroad with homicide vests and belts the means to lift themselves out of poverty.

I'm just sayin'

Saturday, June 27, 2009

This just in....

Giggles' Cairo speech to the muslim world has prompted CAIR to offer korans to 100,000 American leaders.....

The whine-o-gram media advisory was jubilant in its announcement to the faithful. Calling it a "Major educational initiative prompted by president’s quoting of Islam’s revealed text". Isn't that what we all wanted in an American president?

Executive director Nihad Awad said; "When he quoted the Koran on the fundamental values we share such as sanctity of human life, racial diversity, importance of speaking the truth, we believe it was a surprise to many people not familiar with Islam,"

*Janice's translation; Obama showed the whole world how submissive, weak and passive this nation will be in the face of terrorism. Or any threat for that matter.

The Washington Post reports these free books, to be given to elected officials, will be paid for by the muslim representative who is giving the book. The expensive copy cost $78 and those who'll be handing them out are asked to pay $45 per book given.

*Editors note; Are members of the RoP going to claim that CAIR is to big to fail? According to my math, CAIR will need 7.8 million dollars to have enough korans in stock to give away. Even if their reps pay for all the korans they plan to leave with government officials, at a cost of 4.5 million, CAIR is looking at a deficit of 3.3 million. Maybe Larry Shaw and Keith Ellison added some pork hummus to a one of these 900 page bills the house and senate are so keen on passing. I'm just sayin'....

Yes my fellow kafirs, education is the answer. And according to islam all those answers are contained in the koran.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Liberalism truly is a mental disorder….

It seems of late CAIR is really struggling as it tries to work the ummah into frenzy. Providing stories from the far reaches of left wing reporting propaganda sources and suspect propagandists contributors. In an earlier post I told you how CAIR used a leftist blogger turned "Washington insider" reporter, wonkette, as a reliable source for a smear-piece on a Chicago politician.

Once again CAIR links to a report on Communication Management Units, aka detention centers, inside America. They’re accused of confining “animal rights activists terrorists”, “environmental activists eco-terrorists” and….. gasp.... a high number of muslims. From what I understand, these detentions centers are for like any other prison placing greater emphasis on controlling inmate communications.

In an effort to enrage inform the ummah, yesterdays whine-o-gram linked to a less-than-reputable, unbiased source, “Green Is the New Red” and its proprietor Will Potter.

As of this posting, CAIR has yet to post it to their website. And since I’m not going to link to his site or article, feel free to google it if you’d like to read it. I will however post the content of his commentary.

Potter, who’s an award wining journalist, sides with the detainees and those fighting civil liberty injustice, which is clear in his unbiased commentary. I’m not linking to his site or article, feel free to google it if you’d like to read it. I will link to a DoJ official PDA describing a transfer, offense and reasons for the increased scrutiny of this inmate.


The government is using secretive prison facilities on U.S. soil,
called Communication Management Units, to house inmates accused of being tied to
“terrorism” groups. They overwhelmingly include Muslim inmates, along with at
least two animal rights and environmental activists.

Little information is available about
the secretive facilities and the prisoners housed there. However, through
interviews with attorneys, family members, and a current prisoner, it is clear
that these units have been created not for violent and dangerous “terrorists,”
but for political cases that the government would like to keep out of the public
spotlight and out of the press.


In April of 2006, the Department of
Justice proposed a
new set of rules to restrict the
communication of “terrorist” inmates
. The proposal did not make it far, though: during the required
public comment period, the ACLU and other civil rights groups raised
Constitutional concerns. The program was too sweeping, they said, and it could
wrap up non-terrorists and those not even convicted of a crime.

The Bureau of Prisons dropped the proposal. Or
so it seemed. Just a few months later, a similar program (now called the
Communication Management Unit, or CMU), was quietly opened by the Justice
Department at Terre Haute, Ind.

Then, in May of 2008, a handful of inmates
were moved, without warning, to what is believed to be the second CMU in the
country, at Marion, Il.

Both CMUs are “self-contained” housing units,
according to prison documents, for prisoners who “require increased monitoring
of communication” in order to “protect the public.”


The CMUs are less restrictive than, say, ADX
Florence, the notorious supermax prison for the most dangerous inmates. The
supermax holds al-Qaeda operative Zacarias Moussaoui and Unabomber Theodore J.
Kaczynski. CMU inmates stand in sharp contrast to the Moussaouis and Kaczynskis
of the world, though.

  • They include Rafil A. Dhafir, an
    Iraqi-born physician who created a charity called Help the Needy to provide food
    and medicine to the people of Iraq suffering under the U.S.-imposed economic
    sanctions. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison for violating the sanctions.
  • They include Daniel McGowan, an environmental
    activist sentenced to seven years in prison for a string of property crimes in
    the name of defending the environment. He was previously at FCI-Sandstone, a
    low-security facility, and was transferred without notice to the CMU, and told
    it was not for any disciplinary reason.
  • And, until recently, they included Andrew
    Stepanian. Stepanian was convicted of conspiring to commit “animal enterprise
    terrorism” and shut down the notorious animal testing laboratory Huntingdon Life
    Sciences, in a landmark First Amendment case pending appeal. The government’s
    case focused on a controversial website run by an activist group that published
    news of both legal and illegal actions against the laboratory. He was sentenced
    to three years in prison, and is currently on house arrest in New York City.
    Stepanian is believed to be the first prisoner ever released from a CMU.


Attorneys and prisoners have said that inmates are
transferred to the CMUs without notice and without opportunity to challenge
their new designation, in what seems to be a clear violation of their due
process rights.

“No one got a hearing to determine whether we
should or should not be transferred here,” said Daniel McGowan in a letter from
the CMU in Marion, Ill.

Similarly, Rafil A.
Dhafir said in a letter to his family from the CMU
Terre Haute, Ind., that he was put in isolation for two days before the move.
“No one seems to know about this top-secret operation until now,” he wrote. “It
is still not fully understood… The staff here is struggling to make sense of the
whole situation.”

“We are told this is an experiment,” Dhafir
says. “So the whole concept is evolving on a daily


The CMU “experiment” limits prisoner contact with the outside world through a list
of restrictive policies. According to
prison documents giving a skeleton of CMU policies, called
institution supplements,

  • Phone calls: Only
    one phone call per week, limited to 15 minutes, live-monitored by staff and law
    enforcement (according to attorneys, this includes the NSA) and scheduled one
    and half weeks in advance. It must be conducted in English. Other prisoners get
    about 300 minutes a month.
  • Mail: All mail must be
    reviewed by staff prior to delivery to the inmate or processing at the post
    office. This means significant delays in communications (and, in my personal
    experience, letters frequently not being received by inmates).
  • Visits: Four hours of personal visits per month,
    non-contact, behind glass, and live-monitored by staff and law enforcement. It
    must be conducted in English. By comparison, at FCI Sandstone (where McGowan was
    previously housed) prisoners can receive 56 potential visiting hours per month.
    I have learned from attorneys and prisoners that when a CMU inmate is
    transferred to the visiting room, the entire facility goes on

For many inmates in federal prisons, phone calls, mail and visits are flecks of light in the darkness. Virtually eliminating all contact with family, friends and the outside world can have a devastating psychological impact on prisoners, and raises serious concerns about basic human rights.


It is difficult to discern the rationale behind why some inmates are transferred to the CMU and others are not. For instance, John Walker Lindh, the “American Taliban,” is housed at the CMU in Terre Haute. He pleaded guilty to supporting the Taliban and carrying a rifle and grenades on the battlefield in Afghanistan. However, the government announced last month it is actually easing restrictions on his communication.

In the case of Andy Stepanian, he was one of six codefendants, and by the admission of prosecutors he was one of the minor players in the case. He is not accused of any violent crime or any property destruction, and had no disciplinary problems while
incarcerated. Stepanian received the second-lowest sentence of the group, and
his codefendants are not in CMUs. Daniel McGowan’s notice of transfer to the
CMU gives some indication of the government’s reasoning. It says that he has
been identified “as a member and leader in the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and
Animal Liberation Front (ALF), groups considered domestic terrorist organizations.”

But in a letter from the CMU, McGowan wrote: “It’s funny–I have like 13 codefs [codefendants] + there are 11 other eco prisoners and I end up here.”

Part of the explanation for his transfer to the CMU, it seems, is that he is a vocal, prominent activist with a large group of active supporters. For McGowan, his near celebrity status within the environmental movement, along with his continued activism, has become a liability. When I attended his sentencing hearing in Eugene, Ore., in 2006, the judge made a point of criticizing his media appearances and his website, SupportDaniel.org.

Attorneys, prisoners and their supporters speculate there may be legal calculations involved as well. The CMUs have been overwhelmingly comprised of people of color since their inception, and lawsuits have been filed alleging discrimination and racial

“Throwing a few white kids into the mix makes it appear less like an American Guantanamo,” said one attorney who did not want to be identified. “And it also sends the message to the prisoners and to the movements that supporter them. It’s meant to have a chilling effect.”

The creation of secret facilities to primarily house Muslim inmates accused of non-violent charges, along with a couple animal rights and environmental activists, marks
both a continuation and a radical expansion of the “War on Terrorism.”

First, it is a continuation of the “terrorism” crackdown that Arab and Muslim
communities have intensely experienced since September 11th. Guantanamo Bay may be closing. But as Jeanne Theoharis beautifully wrote recently: “Guantánamo is not simply an aberration; its closure will not return America to the rule of law or to its former standing among nations. Guantánamo is a particular way of seeing the Constitution, of
constructing the landscape as a murky terrain of lurking enemies where the
courts become part of the bulwark against such dangers, where rights have limits
and where international standards must be weighed against national security.”

Second, it is an expansion of the lesser-known “terrorism” crackdown against animal rights and environmental activists by corporations and the politicians who represent them. This coordination campaign to label activists as “terrorists” and push a political agenda—the “Green Scare”—has involved terrorism enhancement penalties, FBI agents infiltrating vegan potlucks, and new terrorism legislation like the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, and it all has proceeded unobstructed and unseen. There has been a near-complete media blackout on the Green Scare, and transferring vocal, public Green Scare prisoners to CMUs sends a clear message that the government hopes to keep it that way.

When the CMU at Terre Haute was created, Dan Eggen at The Washington Post described it as a facility for “second-tier terrorism inmates.”

What Eggen was clearly getting at is that the CMU overwhelmingly held Arab Muslim inmates rounded up and smeared by the government as “terrorists,” even though they had not done anything violent or “terrorist.”

But the CMUs are not “second-tier terrorism” prisons. They are political prisons. All of the defendants—Muslim, environmentalist, animal rights activist—are housed there because of their ethnicity, their religion, their ideology, or all of the above.

The mere existence of the CMUs should be yet another warning call to all Americans concerned about the future of this country. If we allow the government to continue widening the net of who is a “terrorist,” and expanding the scope of what punishments are applicable (and what rights are inapplicable) when that word comes into play, it places us all at risk. The reckless expansion of the War on Terrorism didn’t stop with Arabs and Muslims, and it won’t stop with environmentalists or animal rights

The power to create and maintain secretive prison facilities for political prisoners is antithetical to a healthy democracy. If there is one thing that we should learn from history, from governments that have gone down this path, it is this: If there is a secretive
prison for “second-tier” terrorists, it will only be followed by a secretive prison “third-tier terrorists,” and “fourth-tier terrorists,” until one by one, brick by brick, the legal wall separating “terrorist” from “dissident” or “undesirable” has crumbled.

The naiveté of journalists such as Potter really demonstrate how blurry the lines between right and wrong, good and evil and moral relativity are in the minds of leftist. To condemn the actions of the previous administration, claiming civil rights violations and an executive power grab while remaining silent as Obama nationalizes car companies, banks and appoints more czars than the Russian empire screams hypocrisy.

Liberalism truly is a mental disorder….

Sunday, June 21, 2009

What's happening in pictures...

I was rudely jarred from my slumber Friday night when brilliant flashes of light made
their way through the window shade.
Earlier in the day I adjusted the settings on my
Olympus Evolt E-410 so I wouldn’t find myself messing with it in the dark should
we loose power again.
I should have modified the Nikon L18 as well since that was what
I used. I was able to capture 3 really good lightning pictures out of 75 attempts.
If you want to see the others, check back next week for the SkyWatch Friday post.

I posted this on my other blog, if you want to see all my photos click on over.

*Click image to enlarge

Friday, June 19, 2009

Whine-O-Gram Round-Up

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a whine-o-gram round-up. So let's get on with it, shall we? Sure!

First up we have this pathetic, one sentence response to the shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. In a statement, issued at 4:15pm on 6/10/09, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said:

“We condemn this apparent bias-motivated attack and stand with the Jewish community and with Americans of all faiths in repudiating the kind of hatred and intolerance that can lead to such disturbing incidents.”

WOW, sounds like one of those “strongly-worded-statements” released by the UN, and it had the same impact. Unbelievable!

Suppression of free speech in the islamic state of Michigan!

A federal judge denies a Christian group's request for permission to hand out literature on sidewalks at this years arab festival in Detroit. An arabic Christian group sued the city of Detroit claiming the city is violating its free speech and religious rights.

The group, Arabic Christian Perspective, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, alleging its rights were violated when Dearborn police told the group its members would not be able to walk freely through the festival's four- to five-block area passing out literature promoting Christianity over islam. Organizers want to confine the group to a designated area, the lawsuit said. The group, which conducts similar efforts nationwide, wants 90 volunteers to have unlimited access throughout the festival, which runs Friday through Sunday..... Richard Thompson, an attorney for the group, said Arabic Christian Perspective has been passing out literature at the festival for the past five years without incident.

U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds, while burning the constitution, denied the group’s request for permission to distribute literature at the arab festival. Going a step further, in true CAIR character assassination fashion, OC Weekly tries to discredit Arabic Christian Perspectives by accusing the group's founder George Saieg and an associate, Robert Morey (author of Islam Unveiled; The True Desert Storm, and many other books), of “islam-bashing”.

Finally we have CAIR New York welcoming the city council vote on muslim holidays in schools.
(NEW YORK, NY, 6/18/09) - The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today joined a coalition of community organizations in welcoming the passage of a resolution by a **committee of the city council that calls for adding Muslim holidays to the school calendar.

**Editors note; First of all we need to clarify what actually passed. This was a vote by a city council committee, not the city council itself. Secondly, if this passes the New York City school calendar will include an extra two holidays that less than 13% of the student body will celebrate.

Resolution 1281, passed overwhelmingly by the New York City Council Education Committee, calls on the “New York City Department of Education to incorporate the Muslim holidays of Eid Ul-Fitr and Eid Ul-Adha as observed school holidays in the school calendar for the city school district of the city of New York” and also asks that the state legislature “pass, and the Governor to sign into law, A.8108/S.5837, an Act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring that Eid Ul-Fitr and Eid Ul-Adha be school holidays in the city school district of the city of New York.”

If this passes, do you think goats and sheep will be brought in to the class rooms to demonstrate the proper halal slaughtering process? Seriously, the passage of this resolution will lead to mandatory fasting and halal menu issues forcing the 87%, non-muslim student body to submit comply. And no, Kosher and halal are not the same, just ask Moses.


An important update for the ummah……

For those muslim hipsters, CAIR is now on Facebook and Twitter. For the jihadist muslim on the go, you can now receive CAIR updates via Twitter. And if you’re looking to add friends to your Facebook account, I’m sure CAIR would love to be your comrade.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Flag Day!

I'm flying mine (actually we fly our flag everyday), are all of you?

Friday, June 12, 2009

Catching up.....

Where have I been and what I've been up to....well loyal readers I been cultivating my new blog.

It features photos I've taken around Columbus and on various road trips to Cleveland and Cincinnati.

My new blog is "The View From Here, Columbus Daily Photo" and it's linked to City Daily Photo and Around The World, both of which feature photo blogs. The above picture was a painstaking, labor of love. I had to wait patiently for over 45 minutes and I snapped over 65 bad pictures before I caught the lightning loop.
Now that my photo blog has been up and running for a while I can focus on my whine-o-grams.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

islamic woman "crashes" memorial rally...

In the wake of the murder of Private William Long (and injured Private Quinton I. Ezeagwula), a muslim woman had the nerve to show up at a memorial rally for them. The video says it all people! And she has the first amendment right to say and do this....

H/T Jihad Watch

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Obama is a muslim...

and he's living in and is the leader of "one of the largest muslim nations in the world".

This guy is an asshole! If you're offended, tough! I'm sayin' this now before it's criminalized to say it!

Debbie Schlussel has a great post about the latest statement from Giggles and how utterly wrong he is, again.

With .6%, yes .6% of the U.S. population identifying themselves as muslim America hardly qualifies as a muslim ANYTHING!

As this charlatan ventures to yet another muslim country in an attempt to win their friendship, our friends are left unprotected. B. Hussein Obama, who now PROUDLY uses his middle name, is leading this nation down a dangerous path.

I pray he and his administration FAIL, big time.

Monday, June 01, 2009

The government is going honor my warranty?

As my loyal readers know I own a 2008 Corvette. I've posted about "her" here and here. A luxury item to be sure and one we’ve worked very hard to purchase. But I’ve got to tell you, my Vette gets better gas mileage than the 2007 Dodge Caliber we have. I’m not kidding. I average 22.8 miles to the gallon and I don't need an oil change until I hit the 15 THOUSAND mile mark (we will of course change it next month at 5k miles), not bad for a 438 horsepower, 8 cylinder sports car.

Now I’m not sayin’ you should trade in your minivan, heavens no, how are you going to haul all your children to soccer, hockey and dance? What I am saying is I like the option to decide what I want to buy and drive, not the government. To say GM is going to emerge from chapter 11 producing better, more fuel efficient automobiles is just more folly by Giggles the new “Government Motors” CEO.

Now don’t get me wrong, I hate having to hand over my gas money to the evil Saudis. And every time we do we run the risk of financing an attack somewhere by some crazy muslim. But the technology isn’t even close to becoming viable and quite frankly, I don’t think the majority of Americans want to drive around in a Smart Car. I know I don’t. And how in the world are you going to take more than ONE child anywhere? Safely I might add.

America is the birthplace of the muscle car; Mustangs, Firebirds, the Camaro and the original sports car, the Corvette. Our love for fast cars is not unique, Dinah Lord had a post regarding “American Car Days” in Tehran of all places. They sure love our cars....

We also love big trucks and SUV’s. A few years ago a Bob Seger song was the Chevy truck theme song, Like a Rock, do you remember? That’s America, that song is the American spirit;
Stood there boldly
Sweatin’ in the sun
Felt like a million
Felt like number one
The height of summer
I'd never felt that strong
Like a rock

America is a unique and special place, we’re like no other country on the planet. It doesn’t matter what GM rolls off the assembly line, Americans will patronize Ford to get their truck fix. I know there will be another Mustang GT or Cobra in the Janice “stable” of cars.

I never did like being told what to do and I’m not going to let the “government” start now.