Unfortunately these days, law enforcement deaths have been happening all-too-frequently. In the past 24 hours alone, 11 officer have been killed. In 2010, line-of-duty deaths rose 40% from 2009 statistics, and 2011 is getting off to a rocky start. I am praying for all of our law enforcement officers out there, as well as our first responders, firefighters, and anyone else who runs to the face of danger while the rest of us are running from it.
Glenn, I agree with you that we should find out how to donate to donate to local LOD death funds to help support the families and children of the fallen. God knows America owes her public safety professionals every bit of gratitude we can muster. And we must forever shun those violent extremists, left or right, communist or anarchists, who still target LEOs (or as they still call them “pigs,” which is totally disgraceful).
If you do nothing else this weekend and this upcoming week (hell, for the rest of your lives while you’re still standing), please see how you can help with families of fallen officers, and as important, when you see an officer, make a concerted effort to shake their hands, tell them how much you appreciate them, and implore them to be sure and wear their vests.
Today on The View, Mike Huckabee was on, and during the chat, Joy Behar harangued him about his party being the party of “no,” wondering if saying “no” was only going to cause gridlock “to the max” in Congress (hey, Joy… sometimes we are spared from more harm when Congress is doing less). Anyway, the Gov. then proceeded to inform her why “no” was something that the voters actually asked for this past election, specifically noting Obamacare.
Joy apparently is one of those dolts who thinks a 26-year-old is still a child, who should be able to suck off of their parents’ (or the government’s) teat because they just can’t manage at such a young, tender age. /sarc
Then Ms. Blowhard moved on to a recent piece by billionaire Warren Buffett and others who say that they, as millionaires and above, should pay more taxes. The Gov. then proceeded with the further education of Ms. Joy by letting her know that of the 270+ thousand millionaires in the U.S., only 40 have come out publicly saying they agreed with Buffett and that crew.
The story of NPR’s firing of Juan is well known, as is Megyn Kelly’s take-down of CAIR’s Ibrahim Hooper. CAIR and Ibrahim Hooper are just the same kind of race-pimps that we see in Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, NAACP and the like. The more they can keep their people down and dependent, the more they stand to profit. Dr. Jasser and men like Thomas Sowell are so far past the victimhood that is so pervasive in groups like the NAACP and CAIR. It’s refreshing to hear this discourse.
Only good things can come of this now-open dialogue. We cannot assuage our fears of Muslims in traditional garb on airplanes until Muslims themselves begin to admit it’s a Muslim problem and it has to be addressed in their community – fighting the extremists and destroying the Islamic theo-political ideology.
Not only does this converted Christian, Mosab Hassan Yousef, call for the Ground Zero Mosque to be stopped and reveal the true meaning behind it, he calls for all moderate Muslims to condemn Imam Rauf and the building by the Cordoba House of this “Islamic cultural center.” He also hopes that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf cannot find the $100M funding to build this center. Yousef should know what he’s talking about; he’s really the son of one of the founders of Hamas, and wrote a book called “Son of Hamas” where he recounts “his agonizing separation from family and homeland, the dangerous decision to make his newfound faith public, and his belief that the Christian mandate to “love your enemies” is the only way to peace in the Middle East.”
Mosab also says that this, like other mosques built in conquered lands, is just a place of division and that it will not only hurt Americans, but it will be harmful to Muslims around the world. And it unnecessarily causes wounds at the burial ground where nearly 3,000 Americans were killed by Islamic jihadists on September 11, 2001.
Wow… thanks to some friends who are Boyz in Illinois for this gem. This video is from back in 2006 on a scandal about not only Charlie Crist, but also Mark Foley and others. And who is Jason Wetherington? From the Boyz’ post:
The GOP has been protecting Charlie Crist for years. Watch the video above from 2006.
It’s from before Crist ran for Governor, when the Mark Foley scandal was cresting. In this report, it says conservative Christian groups were part of the conspiracy to protect Crist, because Crist was willing to make anti-gay remarks and push anti-gay policy…so long as he got to date 21-year-old men, be as hypocritical as possible, and remain as orange as he wanna be.
We talk repeatedly about Democrats knowing who all the gay Republicans are — including the three in Illinois’ Congressional delegation, Lindsey Graham in South Carolina, and others at large (and in charge). Democrats blackmail these closet cases into backing bad legislation, trading their submission for secret-keeping.