NY Muslims Travel to White House to Invite Obama to Islam
The Islamic hate-mongers of RevolutionMuslim.com, have traveled to the White House, and invited Dictator Obama to Islam. At the 1:25 mark we see RevolutionMuslim spokesman Younus Abdullah Muhammad push away an elderly counter protester. He later states that if Obama were to be judged by international law he would be hanged. The rest of the video is an absolute tirade aimed at Obama.
REVOLUTION MUSLIM is pleased to announce our next effort and we ask all to take time out to participate in this noble cause. We have penned a letter to Mr. Barach Obama, Pharoah of the American Empire calling him to Islam and, or to end the Wars and American aggression across the globe. This is in emulation of our noble and beloved Prophet Muhammad (saws), who sent several letters to the leaders of his time calling them to Islam and warning them in the event they did not accept of impending doom.
We ask all to sign it whether you live in the United States and stay tuned for more information about the endeavor as we use it to spread our platform over the coming months inshallah...
A little something the evening news doesn't cover, huh?
Did you notice the upraised index finger in Revolution Muslim's logo? Remind you of BHO's frequent raising of his index finger, a little habit he has when delivering his speeches? Heh.
(Note: This is a long post as it is a bit of a round up)
I've been telling some of my non-blogging readers and friends about the following two videos, to gasps of incredulity and am posting the material in this post "for the record":
So, should we sign a contract without reading it? Come on! The first thing most of us learn about signing papers laid before us: "Read before you sign!" Yet, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi uttered words that have to rank up there with the craziest political statements ever. I call for her to be brought up on charges of political malpractice. Information about political malpractice HERE; please take a moment to read the link.
The second video, quite an admission, and additional material are below the fold:
And who can forget the following statement?
As for the health-reform act itself, read the following from the March 23, 2010 New York Times (hat tip to THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS):
In Health Bill, Obama Attacks Wealth Inequality
For all the political and economic uncertainties about health reform, at least one thing seems clear: The bill that President Obama signed on Tuesday is the federal government’s biggest attack on economic inequality since inequality began rising more than three decades ago.
...This fact helps explain why Mr. Obama was willing to spend so much political capital on the issue, even though it did not appear to be his top priority as a presidential candidate....
A reminder from a previous post here at Always On Watch:
In case you can't access the above audio, what Obama said:
If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court, I think where it succeeded was to vest formal rights in previously dispossessed peoples. So that I would now have the right to vote, I would now be able to sit at the lunch counter and order and as long as I could pay for it I’d be okay.
But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society.
And to that extent as radical as people tried to characterize the Warren court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted, and the Warren court interpreted it in the same way that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can’t do to you, it says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf. And that hasn’t shifted. One of the I think tragedies of the civil rights movement was because the civil rights movement became so court focused, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributed change and in some ways we still suffer from that.
I. Mr. AOW, recovering at home from his stroke of September 15, 2009, is an avid collector of jokes and is looking for new material, particularly jokes he can read to his family and friends over the phone. He also likes pictorial jokes to add to his collection.
Mr. AOW is an equal-opportunity humorist. In other words, he satirizes everybody.
He especially loves one-liners and other short jokes!
If you have some good jokes to share, please send them to me. My email address toward the top of the sidebar.
You are also welcome to add your jokes in comments here, provided that the jokes are not "too tasteless" (whatever that means).
II. Another topic now....At the suggestion of my friend GM Roper, my webmaster Warren has added a tips button to my sidebar. All donations will be used to defray Mr. AOW's astronomical medical expenses. Mr. AOW does have health insurance, but the policy is one of a high deductible and very limited pharmacy coverage. Mr. AOW is still awaiting any payment from Social Security Disability. We hate asking for money, but at this point, pride is taking a back seat. Stroke has a way of making pride vanish.
According to a March 23 publication on an authoritative Islamic Web site managed by Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid, various fatwas (religious decrees) absolutely forbid Muslim participation in any sort of health care or other risk insurance.
Health insurance is going to be compulsory for all companies and associations in our country. The insurance company will not have direct relationship with companies or associations, as there will be brokers in between, this is also compulsory. The question is: What is the ruling on working for these brokers? Its role is basically introducing offers to companies and individuals and dealing with claims.
Praise be to Allaah.
Health insurance is haraam like other types of commercial insurance, because it is based on ambiguity, gambling and riba (usury)....
Read the rest HERE. Be sure to note the conclusion of the fatwa:
Firstly: Commercial insurance of all types is haraam because it involves ambiguity, riba, uncertainty, gambling and consuming people’s wealth unlawfully, and other shar’i reservations.
Secondly:It is not permissible for the Muslim to get involved with insurance companies by working in administration or otherwise, because working in them comes under the heading of cooperating in sin and transgression, and Allaah forbids that as He says: “but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allaah. Verily, Allaah is Severe in punishment”
Does "otherwise" mean that Moslem doctors cannot work under the ObamaKare system? Hmmmm.....
Related topic: And what about car insurance? Do Moslems carry auto insurance?
I am wary of such retirement plans, especially after what happened to my aunt and uncle.
Back in the 1980s, Aunt E and Uncle J liquidated all of their assets and put the money into a retirement community. That community surely served my uncle well when he suffered from Alzheimer's Disease, and he moved into assisted living and, later, the nursing home. In the case of my aunt, however, she continued to live independently and outlived the time allowed to continue to live in the community (some fifteen years allowed, if I recall correctly).
In any case, this article about the insecurity of retirement communities, some very expensive ones, appeared in the November 1, 2009 edition of the Washington Post. Excerpt:
Is your retirement secure? For some people who thought they had taken care of everything, the answer may be riding on another question: Is your retirement community secure?
Anne Bradt, 83, said she and fellow residents thought they had bought themselves worry-free retirements when they put down hundreds of thousands of dollars -- upwards of $900,000 each -- to move into Sherburne Commons in Nantucket, Mass. Then, a year ago, the nonprofit company that runs the place sought bankruptcy protection. Food service was cut to one meal a day. Activities such as dance and music disappeared, along with the activities director and other members of the staff. Residents could still pull a cord if they needed emergency help in the shower, but they would have to pay extra for the lifeline, and the person answering the call would no longer be on the premises.
Bradt's life became caught up in a complex legal proceeding, with her entire deposit at risk.
"It's been one year of absolute hell," Bradt said. "It's taken its toll physically and mentally."
The recession and the real estate crisis have raised new concerns for people who paid hundreds of thousands of dollars, as much money as it might take to buy a home, just to enter retirement communities. The deposits typically earn seniors the privilege of moving in; they do not confer any ownership in the real estate, and they are in addition to monthly fees that can total thousands of dollars.
In theory, residents can reclaim the money when they move out, or their heirs can recoup it when they die. But the model can break down when the communities' economic assumptions prove too optimistic.
In Northwest Washington, some residents of Ingleside at Rock Creek thought the deposits they paid years ago under "life care contracts" limited the fees they would have to pay for the rest of their lives, according to family members. They were upset when, under financial stress, Ingleside introduced new "ancillary" fees in January for items such as incontinence care, protein supplements and injections.
Ingleside's trouble was that the cost of caring for its residents was outstripping the fees they were paying. "There was a business model here that wasn't sustainable," said Richard Woodard, chief operating officer...
Last month, when I was inquiring at the nursing home where Mr. AOW is staying right now as to how to get some home-needs modifications done before his release to come home, the girl in the office handed me a magazine listing all of the retirement communities in the D.C. area. I have to wonder just how many of those communities are financially secure.
What happens to the residents of financially troubled retirement communities if services continue to be cut and the facilities actually close or become too expensive to afford?
...[A]s we all know, the devil is always in the details. And on page 879 is one detail that few know about.
In an article written for the American Thinker...the bill specifies that the secretary of Health and Human Services, “in awarding grants or contracts under this section … shall give preferences to entities that have a demonstrated record of … training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds.”
The bill doesn’t say what would qualify as a “demonstrated record,” so if ObamaCare passes you can expect that medical schools and other training institutions will do whatever they can to get away with training as many people as possible from so-called “disadvantaged backgrounds.”
By the way, if you’re poor and white, or Asian, or Jewish, don’t expect any advantage under this plan. The word “underrepresented” is inserted into the bill’s language to make it clear the preferences are aimed at giving a leg up to black and Hispanic students. According to the soft bigotry of the left, “underrepresented” is always meant to be read as “black” and “Latino.”
Tomorrow's action on Capitol Hill is all the talk today. Check out "Obama's Bet" by Epaminondas of Infidel Bloggers Alliance, a good explanation as to why the Dems are so willing to jump off the cliff (emphases mine):
Why are these people who appear to be smart, and ought to be as endowed as we are with survival instincts jumping off a cliff?
Are they delusional about the polls, and the anger and real rage? I don't think so.
Why is Obama betting HIS ENTIRE POLITICAL FUTURE, and that of his movement on this GOOP MELANGE loser of a bill?
THINK.... Today we can't do away with Medicare. Today we can't do away with Medicaid. Today we can't even change social security to be a more survivable entity out of fears that a 'good thing' may be lost.
The American public is HOOKED on these programs once they get going. Someone else besides the active consumer is the one who has to worry about paying up.
What % of people now pay no federal taxes? 40+, right? What % of people will get GREATER benefits they don't pay for and will be added INCREMENTALLY to the democratic party's dependent roles? What actions are being taken in immigration reform and who will these voters be beholden to?
Maybe this doesn't hit in 2010, or 2012, or even 2014 ... but that party, and those people are making the bet that EVENTUALLY those hooked on benefits, those TAKING and not PUTTING will be the dominant and permanent majority.
In 'self reliant' hard core 'old new england' Maine, it is ALL BLUE NOW, because without the feds paying it out a valley of tears will have to be crossed before the people can lift themselves up.
THAT is Obama's bet. THAT is the democratic bet. Maybe not today's payout, but human nature and takers, LOOTERS will be the majority, and a permanent dependent majority in this nation SOON.
Well within our lifetimes.
Anyone feel like defending that society? That America?
Take a look in the mirror people. Within the span of our lifetimes, we, our views, our thoughts, our philosophies are going to be the 'Chomsky's' , the 'Zinn's', radical revolutionary thought.
If my surmise is correct, this place is in REAL TROUBLE, and our reasoning, will comprise a thin repository, of a vague remembrance of what this place WAS.
Obama and the dems will have bet human weakness and human nature against the fighting will to ACT, DO, ACHIEVE, ACCOMPLISH.
They will be saying, 'HEY, HAVE ANOTHER HIT of fresh California sunshine', what are you bothering with those demogogic, right wing fringe people for?
Reliapundit of THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS has an excellent post, with text and videos, on the passing of Fess Parker.
As I commented at THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS:
I was one of those caught up in the Davy Crockett craze back in my early childhood. I had the Bill Hayes recording (on 78 rpm for my Victrola) and the coonskin cap. In fact, I may still have that 78 rpm; the flip side was "Farewell," or something like that title.
In fact, just the other day, during our study of tall tales about Paul Bunyan, I was telling my middle school literature students about all the tall tales about Davy Crockett. I even sang them part of the song!
Later, as a pre-teen and teenager, I became a fan of the TV show Daniel Boone -- and a fan of Ed Ames's vocal work as well. Not to mention that hilarious tomahawk appearance by Ames on Johnny Carson's show. LOL!
Very sad that Fess Parker, who will always "be" Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone for me, passed away on his wife's birthday. That coincidence will add more sorrow for the family.
1.6 million acres of California land designated as habitat for endangered frog
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday designated 1.6 million acres in California as critical habitat for the endangered red-legged frog, made famous by Mark Twain in his story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."
...The Fish and Wildlife Service estimated the 20-year economic impact of the habitat designation to be $159 million to $500 million, with about 90 percent of the impacts on new development. Another $48.4 million of the cost is projected crop loss.
Most big employers plan to shift a larger share of health-care costs to their workers next year, according to a survey released Thursday.
Many say they may charge more to cover spouses, tighten eligibility standards for their health plans and dispense financial rewards or penalties based on the results of certain lab tests. At some companies, overweight employees could be excluded from the most desirable plans.
Meanwhile, employees at many companies can expect significantly higher...deductibles...
In most cases, choosing a high-deductible plan has served as one way to make health insurance more affordable. As one with such a high-deductible policy, I know from personal experience that such a policy is significantly more affordable.
The end of the above-cited article in the Washington Post, however, warns that even high-deductible policies are in danger of becoming increasingly burdensome financially for the insured:
Employers and insurers have placed great hope in high-deductible plans, but the survey found that although companies can save money by switching to such plans, it now appears that over time their costs rise as fast as those for other types of coverage.
The article also points out that limits on covering spouses may be looming:
So-called spousal surcharges impose a fee if an employee's spouse enrolls in the company plan, despite having the option of getting coverage through his or her own job. The theory is that spouses who take advantage of the company plan are likely to be heavier consumers of health care. Twenty-eight percent of employers plan to use spousal surcharges next year, up from 21 percent this year, the survey found.
It looks to me as if employer-based insurance is moving in the direction of requiring those with employer-based insurance to face the same difficulties as those of us with private policies, long known to be policies with less coverage at a costly monthly premium, particularly if one has the dreaded pre-existing conditions, worded as "financial rewards or penalties based on the results of certain lab tests."
The article contains no mention of employer-based health insurance in the case of the government as employer, thus making the government as employer more attractive.
From this source, citing The Last Crusade (Dr. Paul L. Williams):
New and startling information has been released concerning President Barack Obama’s spiritual life and his close relationship with ardent Islamists.
Mr. Obama, who rarely attends public church services, turns often to Muslims and Islamic sympathizers for prayer and spiritual and moral discussion.
The President, according to Daniel Burke, writing for the Washington D.C. based Religion News Service, prays on the phone with individuals from around the country “to frame his policies in moral terms.”
One of Mr. Obama’s prayer partners is Rashad Hussain, an Islamic lawyer and critic of America’s alleged “terror prosecutions” of his fellow Muslims.
Mr. Obama has appointed Mr. Hussain to serve as his deputy associate counsel and special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations.
The mission of the OIC is to safeguard and protect “the interests of the Muslim world,” should be of serious concern to Congress and the American public.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Mr. Hussein has a history of participating in events connected with the Muslim Brotherhood. The Chicago daily describes the Muslim Brotherhood as “the world’s most influential Islamic fundamentalist group” whose goal is to create Muslim states throughout the world.
In 1991, Mohamed Akram, a prominent leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, said the members of his radical organization “must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ’sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
Mr. Hussein’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, according to Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, date to his days at Yale Univerity’s Law School.
In announcing Mr. Hussein’s appointment as his deputy associate counsel, Mr. Obama proudly announced that Hussain is a Hafiz, someone who has completely memorized the Qur’an.
The news that Mr. Obama regularly prays with Mr. Hussein verifies reports that the President prays to Allah.
Denis McDonough, a Roman Catholic who serves as deputy national security adviser and chief of staff of the National Security Council, also has been identified as one of the President’s prayer partners.
This would give credence to Mr. Obama’s claim that he is a Christian save for the fact that Mr. McDonough says that he is “a crucial player” in solidifying the President’s ties to Islam in order to restore “moral authority” to America.
Mr. McDonough, whose brother is a priest, also says that he wants the country “to get back on a shared partnership” with the Muslim world that focuses on America’s “shared values” with Islam.
I recently stumbled across this. Read the entire item below the fold, and leave a comment if you are inclined to do so:
Can Campus Religious Groups Exclude Non-Believers?
The Supreme Court will soon hear arguments to determine whether official student organizations at public universities can exclude students based on their religious views.
The Christian Legal Society (CLS) is a national association of lawyers, judges, law professors, and law students with chapters at universities across the country. In 2004, CLS members at the University of California Hastings College of the Law requested recognition as an official student organization, hoping to secure benefits including financial support and meeting space. The University refused, saying CLS violated its nondiscrimination policies by denying membership to practicing homosexuals and anyone who refuses to sign the group’s “statement of faith.”
“Religious groups on campus have a choice,” says Ethan Schulman, a lawyer representing the school. “If they want to be eligible to receive public funds and access to facilities, they cannot discriminate in selecting members and officers. If they wish to discriminate, they can continue to meet, but without the benefit of public funds and support.”
While any student can attend CLS meetings and activities, leaders and voting members must promise to abstain from all sexual activity outside of heterosexual marriage and adhere to a set of religious principles the society outlines. “A group’s ability to have its leaders share its core values is vital,” says Kim Colby, senior counsel with the CLS Center for Law & Religious Freedom. “All associations, but particularly religious ones, should be alarmed that government officials are trying to interfere with that basic right.”
Jesse Choper, a law professor at UC Berkeley, says that conflicting legal precedents are at work. In 2000, the Supreme Court decided that the Boy Scouts were within their rights to deny membership to homosexuals. However, Choper notes, “even if you have a First Amendment right to do something, it does not entitle you to funding to exercise your right.”
The White House on Friday announced a "summit on entrepreneurship" to build economic ties with the Islamic world, part of President Barack Obama's outreach to Muslims.
Jihad Watch writer Hugh Fitzgerald made this comment about BHO's entrepreneural outreach to the Moslem world:
Nearly a dozen Muslim states have received, just since 1973 alone, more than a baker's dozen -- that is thirteen -- trillion dollars, all without lifting a finger, or exhibiting any "entrepreneurship" whatsoever.
When the initial report of the Pentagon shooting from ABC appeared, it noted that one of the officers heard the shooter utter something:
Police said that he may have uttered something before opening fire, but what he said was unclear.
Most reports now simply state he did not say a word. Why the change? What might he have said?
A Twitter post revealed that John Patrick Bedell had an account on SourceForge containing “Jihad code.” Looking at the account of jpbedell – he used the Arabic term “inshallah” or “God willing,” using Arabic font – “إن شاء الله” – on more than one page. Here are screenshots from the website and project named “openinsurgent.”
Click here to see the screenshots and to read the rest.
Dale Robertson, the racist nut who many in the media have paraded as emblematic of Tea Party attendees, claims to be a "leader" of the movement. In fact, he is a loner who has been rebuffed by every Tea Party group with which he has associated.
Of course that did not dissuade the liberal media from unquestionably presenting him as the "leader" he dubiously claimed to be. The Washington Post and liberal blog Talking Points Memo both portrayed him as such, despite the fact that numerous Tea Party groups have publicly denounced him (none, as far as I can tell, have backed him).
It turns out his "leadership" is not the only thing Robertson embellished....
As long as we have mainstream media outlets that won't publish the truth, including appropriate retractions, the Tea Party Movement will have an uphill slog. That said, an uphill slog cannot be accomplished.
Encouraging people to bring their own reusable canvas bags to the grocery store is one thing, forcing them to do so, another.
Now, I'm one of those people who recycle paper and plastic bags by finding other uses for them, mainly because doing so saves me from having to purchase the bigger plastic bags such as Hefty or Glad trash bags, too big for some household purposes here anyway. Those purposes include lining small wastebaskets and disposing of food leavings in a household with no under-sink garbage disposal. I even reuse the plastic sleeves in which the Washington Post arrives every day. Those sleeves make excellent gloves with which to clean out the cats' litter boxes. Scoop out the piles, turn the bag inside out and knot it. Voila! Useful and sanitary!
Here in the Virginia suburbs, such household management of paper and plastic bags is, thus far, completely VOLUNTARY.
As of January 1, 2009, however, the city of Washington, D.C., has begun charging a user fee for each paper and plastic grocery bag issued, even at liquor stores. Supposedly, this restriction on paper and plastic bags will help to clean up the Anacostia River:
The District's user fee on plastic and paper bags at stores that sell food and/or alcohol went into effect New Year's Day and is one of the toughest such measures in the country.
Lawmakers hope the tax will make the nation's capital more green-friendly and help the environment, with proceeds going to fund the cleanup of the Anacostia River. They estimate it will produce about $3.6 million in revenue in the first year, an amount that might decline as awareness grows and people get used to bringing reusable bags when they go shopping.
Discarded bags sometimes make their way into the District's storm-water drains and nearby waterways, including the polluted eight-mile stretch of the Anacostia River in Southeast Washington, where they become tangled in trees and roots.
As if the Anacostia area's residents and transients, a sizable portion of whom are involved in the illicit drug trade, are going to change their habits! The user fee on bags from the liquor store is particularly ludicrous and ineffective.
Meanwhile, back here in the Virginia suburbs, not long ago I made a special trip to Whole Foods to pick up a particular supplement carried only at that store. The clerk at the register gave me an excoriating look when I didn't produce or purchase a canvas bag in which to tote the single item I purchased. Indeed, she looked at me as if I were evil personified. So much for "The customer is always right." I admit it: I didn't feel the least ashamed or obligated to explain that I would be recycling the bag she grudgingly produced.
Trying to force people to care about the environment is a non-starter. But utopians, including sanctimonious environmentalists, never give up trying to make non-starters work.
Additional reading: As long as I'm on the topic of greenie idiocy, check out this recent story about the greenie-experimental urinals in Chicago's City Hall (hat tip to Weasel Zippers):
There's been a stench coming from the second floor of City Hall -- and it has nothing to do with the steady stream of Chicago aldermen convicted on corruption charges.
Waterless urinals installed to promote water conservation in the public men's room outside the City Council chambers have turned into a stinky mess. The odor got so bad that the "green" urinals are now being ripped out and replaced with the old-fashioned kind at a cost City Hall has refused to disclose.
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