Archive for the 'Middle East' Category

How are we doin’?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

How are we doing, safeguarding those “unalienable Rights” with which we are “endowed by our Creator” — in support of which 56 patriots solemnly pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred Honor, 236 years ago? We remain free by many measures. Americans can still pretty much live where we want, work where we want, […]

On March 29, will ‘Save the Whales’ hold a birthday party for Edwin Drake?

Monday, February 27th, 2012

I heard the president on the radio, Thursday. In Florida to attend a $30,000-a-person fund-raiser at the home of Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter, President Barack Hussein Obama dropped by the University of Miami and — with comic timing as good as any stand-up comic — told the following joke about congressional Republicans: “You can […]


Friday, October 7th, 2011

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (and here I thought Muslim residents of America generally WERE Americans, which would make that read “Council on American-American relations”) busies itself urging American college campuses to bar “anti-Islamic speakers,” revealing a modest blind spot when it comes to the American tradition of widespread tolerance of differing viewpoints that led […]

It’s all a vicious game of ‘Let’s pretend’

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

By now most folks have likely heard about the case of Nigerian-American Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, 24, also known as Seun Noibi. On June 25, America Flight 415 from New York’s JFK to Los Angeles was two hours into its journey when passengers in the upscale “Main Cabin Select” section complained that the man seated in […]

And it’s five, six, seven, open up the Pearly Gates

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

The president went on TV Monday evening and explained to the American people why we had to bomb Libya to keep Mohamyar Quadaffy (editor: check this week’s AP spelling style, please) from using military force against his own people, the same way Libya bombed the hell out of Texas in the spring of 1983 to […]

Do the Dutch enjoy free speech?

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Dutch politician Geert Wilders is considered by some to be the political heir to Pim Fortuyn, who was murdered in broad daylight in 2002 for his own political views by a Muslim extremist who evidently didn’t quite grasp the concept of “tolerance” which Dutch Muslims would now like to see imposed on Mr. Wilders. For […]

Birdshot petition gets taken for a ride

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Too many topics, too little space. Did you realize radical cleric Feisal Abdul Rauf, who wants to build a Manhattan mosque to celebrate Islam’s victory over the Great Satan on Sept. 11, 2001, is now touring the Mideast to raise money for his project … in a book tour funded by the U.S. government? The […]

The political silly season and the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

In politics, symbolism is often an easier sell than substance. So no one should be surprised that a proposal to build a Muslim mosque and community center within blocks of the former site of the World Trade Center — blown up by a gang of vicious Muslim thugs and murderers on Sept. 11, 2001 as […]

Would this administration rather fight al-Qaida, or join them?

Monday, June 28th, 2010

President Obama last week made another change of command in the Afghan War, an historically bizarre enterprise that continues to sap American military morale and manpower, yet for which Mr. Obama has already announced his surrender-and-withdrawal date (July, 2011.) Mr. Obama relieved Gen. Stanley McChrystal due to a profile of the general appearing in the […]

Hamas to receive $400 million in U.S. taxpayer rocket money

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

President Obama on June 9 called for sharply limiting Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip, following the May 31 deaths of nine Turkish blockade runners when Israeli forces blocked an uninspected shipment from Cyprus to Gaza, as they repeatedly warned they would. The White House also announced a $400 million aid package for Gaza and […]