Monday, March 23, 2009

Obama Resets the Russian Relationship ... Back to 1985

U.S. President Barack Obama has held talks with Mikhail Gorbachev, a spokesman for the former Soviet leader said on Monday, in the latest sign of Washington's efforts to "press the reset button" on ties with Russia.

Spokesman Konstantin Petrenko said Gorbachev met Obama and Vice President Joe Biden — who coined the 'reset' phrase last month — in Washington last Friday.

Remember, Gorbachev is an unashamed Communist. He was the last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. His reforms were meant to strengthen Communism, not to destroy it. The fact that those reforms led to the Soviet collapse was an unintended consequence, because he was ignorant of the power of freedom unleashed.

What advice could Obama be seeking from this man?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen: The Next President of the United States (Update: Tuesday Afternoon Edition)

Sarah Louise Heath Palin (R-Alaska),
45th President of the United States of America,
shown with members of the Alaska National Guard.

Only four more years...

Previous Version (Tuesday morning):

Barack Hussein Obama II (D-Illinois),
44th President of the United States of America,
shown with Reverend Jeremiah Wright,
Obama's long-time friend, some-time spiritual adviser,
and full-time America-hater.

And so, on the day after Martin Luther King day, we will inaugurate as President a man who was elected based only on the color of his skin, with no apparent regard for the content of his character.

I don't know if this is what Dr. King had in mind, or not.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Plague Devastates AQ Training Camp

The God of the Hebrews is at it again:

At least 40 al-Qaeda fanatics died horribly after being struck down with the disease that devastated Europe in the Middle Ages....

The al-Qaeda epidemic began in the cave hideouts of AQLIM in Tizi Ouzou province, 150km east of the capital Algiers. The group, led by wanted terror boss Abdelmalek Droudkal, was forced to turn its shelters in the Yakouren forest into mass graves and flee.

And he's only getting started:

Now al-Qaeda chiefs fear the plague has been passed to other terror cells — or Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

Aloha Snackbar!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Today's Crescent Moon Goes To...

  ...Haji Yakub, the Taliban's (former) cross-dressing commandant:
KABUL, Afghanistan — Gunbattles and airstrikes by NATO and Afghan troops killed 53 militants in Afghanistan, including a wanted Taliban commander who tried to hide from soldiers under a woman's burqa, officials said Saturday....

Six women and 12 children left the building, but while soldiers were questioning the women they discovered one was actually a man dressed in a burqa, the traditional all-encompassing dress that most Afghan women wear. The man, later identified as the targeted commander Haji Yakub, tried to attack the soldiers and was killed, the military said.

I can't imagine what would make anyone want to follow leaders like these. Is it just the raw sex appeal?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008: V.I. Day

We learned that 2003's Mission Accomplished was premature, but in late 2007, with new leadership, a new strategy, and more boots on the ground, it became inevitable: The War in Iraq is over. The good guys won. The bad guys have been routed, and are abandoning the battlefield.

And their friends in the press are pretending like nothing ever happened.

This Saturday, please celebrate the Victory in Iraq. The MSM will never acknowledge it, but some day a grateful nation will come to her senses, and honor the sacrifices that have been made.

Thank you, to all those who have given so much on our behalf. And to those who have given everything: You will never be forgotten.

God bless you all.

(h/t zombietime.)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Another Day, Another Decline

Six days before and after the election of Barack Obama to the U.S. Presidency:

(Chart generated at MSN Money.)

Courage and Cowardice

In Afghanistan:
Five Afghan schoolgirls have been attacked with battery acid by suspected Taliban fighters in the southern city of Kandahar....

"We were on the way to school when two men on motorbikes stopped next to us. One of them threw acid on my sister's face. I tried to help her and then they threw acid on me too," said Latefa, a 16-year-old student....

"But Latefa ... said that she is determined to continue her education, and she will not let this attack stop her from learning."
And in Yemen:
A ten-year-old child bride from Yemen has been honored as one of "Glamour" magazine's women of the year Monday night.

The "New York Daily News" is reporting that pint-sized Nujood Ali broke with tradition by demanding a divorce.

The girl was given up for marriage by her impoverished parents.

Although her 30-year-old groom had promised to wait until Ali was older before becoming intimate, he reportedly raped and beat her on their wedding night. When no one would take Ali to the courthouse to seek a divorce, she went on her own and sat there until a judge took notice.
Via the Jawa Report (here and here).