Huge h/t to Neal Boortz for this one:
Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Joe the Plumber to come and fix it.
Joe drives to Obamaâ€™s house, which is located in a very nice neighborhood and where itâ€™s clear that all the residents make more than $250,000 per year. Joe arrives and takes his tools into the house. Joe is led to the room that contains the leaky pipe under a sink. Joe assesses the problem and tells Obama, who is standing near the door, that it’s an easy repair that will take less than 10 minutes.
Obama asks Joe how much it will cost.
Joe immediately says, “$9,500.”
“$9,500?” Obama asks, stunned. “But you said it’s an easy repair!”
“Yes, but what I do is charge a lot more to my clients who make more than $250,000 per year so I can fix the plumbing of everybody who makes less than that for free,” explains Joe. “It’s always been my philosophy. As a matter of fact, I lobbied government to pass this philosophy as law, and it did pass earlier this year, so now all plumbers have to do business this way. It’s known as ‘Joe’s Fair Plumbing Act of 2008.’ Surprised you havenâ€™t heard of it, senator.”
Well, I guess a better term would be “encouraged” to join along with so many billions of others on this planet in their adherence to their religion of peace. Which religion is that, you might ask? Why, none other than Islam! It seems that according to Al Qaeda’s number two man, Ayman al-Zawahri, that Islam is the answer to all of life’s problems! From the AP story:
Appearing in a white turban and robe, Zawahri discussed the roots of the U.S. economic crisis. He said it was a repercussion of the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States, and that the crisis would continue “as long as the foolish American policy of wading in Muslim blood continues.”
“The American economy was afflicted by a downturn and loss of investor confidence in the market following the events of Sept. 11,” he said.
“The modern economy has been destroyed by the strikes of the mujahedeen (in Iraq and Afghanistan) and usury,” he said, using the Arabic term for holy warriors.
Under Islamic Sharia law, usury, like drinking alcohol, is among the grand sins.
Zawahri then called on the American people to “embrace Islam to live a life free of greed, exploitation and forbidden wealth.”
It is, according to an AP story this evening:
MUMBAI, India (AP) – Indian commandos killed the last remaining gunmen holed up at a luxury Mumbai hotel Saturday, ending a 60-hour rampage through India’s financial capital by suspected Islamic militants that left more than 150 people dead and rocked the nation.
Orange flames and black smoke engulfed the landmark 400-room Taj Mahal hotel after dawn Saturday as Indian forces ended the siege in a hail of gunfire, just hours after elite commandos stormed a Jewish center and found six hostages dead.
More than 150 people were killed and several hundred wounded in the violence that started when more than a dozen assailants attacked 10 sites across Mumbai Wednesday night. Fifteen foreigners were among the dead.
“The Taj operation is over. The last two terrorists holed up there have been killed,” Mumbai Police Chief Hasan Ghafoor told The Associated Press. J.K. Dutt, director general of India’s elite National Security Guard commando unit, told reporters outside the hotel that his forces would continue to search and clear the hotel.
With the end of one of the most brazen terror attacks in India’s history, attention turned from the military operation to questions of who was behind the attack and the heavy toll on human life.
This is so eloquently illustrated by my favorite editorial cartoonist, Michael Ramirez of Investor’s Business Daily.
After covering this tragedy for the last three days, I can think of no better illustration of what’s been happening.
Quite befitting…Islam is spreading liberty’s blood while the free world sleeps.