Thursday, March 27, 2008

Geert Wilders' Film

Many consider this film to be anti Muslim and did not want it shown.

I don't consider it anti Muslim. Unfortunately it does show what many in the Muslim world are exposed to...and of course out of those exposed...some act upon what is said.

I think our press does a bad job in showing us what is said in many of these places. Many people have no clue that this stuff is said in front of mass audiences.

UPDATE: As of March 28 Live Leak has removed the video. If you click on the video link you will now see their reasons. Simply put they were threatened with violence.

Ironic isn't? Many people thought/think this film is controversial because it puts Islam in a bad light and shows that it has a violent strain to it.

So what happens?

Many Muslims where outraged and threatened violence. Isn't that what the film was pointing out...the violent nature of certain elements of Islam?

At some point and time people have to stop apologizing for this behavior and say enough is enough. We should not be intimidated into restraining our free speech.

UPDATE TO UPDATE: Live Leak has now put the video back up. Good for them.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Hillary Clinton & Sniper Fire

Well I always found the story amusing and unbelievable.


Does anyone really think our security forces would allow any First Lady to land in an area that was targeted by snipers? I don't.

Anyway this new video is amusing. Hat tip to Ace

Friday, March 21, 2008

Some Rev Wright Quotes

Two things strike me as I watch some of these and other videos.

- The seemingly racist tone of the comments. Imagine if that guy was a white preacher...
- The negativity this guy has for the USA.

Obama has stated this guy has been a mentor, and advisor, a role model, etc. to him. Really?

Do we want someone who implicitly approves of this negativity towards the USA?

Here are two videos. They are Fox News compilations. I have seen them elsewhere as well.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Obama, Racism and the MSM

One of the things that bothers me the most about this situation regarding Sen Obama and the Rev Wright is the vastly different way the MSM handles this vs the way it handles this issue as it relates to Republicans.

In the case of Sen Lott or Sen Thurmond, any hint of racism, association with racism, etc., was completely unacceptable.

Yet in the case of Obama, the MSM is already saying hey that speech solved everything lets move on. No real interest in asking questions about the church, the Rev Wright or way Sen Obama was a member for 20 years.

As you watch the MSM deal with this issue just remember how they dealt with it in the past when it had to do with a Republican.

Media Bias. You bet.

The Rev. Wright and Obama

I will state it up front that I am not a fan of Obama and have no intention of voting for him if he becomes the nominee for the Democratic Party.

That said, even if I were a fan of his I would still have problems with the fact that he has been associating the Rev. Wright for close to 20 years. While Obama states that he was not present at many of the more controversial sermons, it suspends belief to think that over 20 years Obama was not fully aware of the sentiments of Rev Wright.

This man was not only his pastor, but advisor, mentor, etc., etc.

Here are a couple of thoughts for you. This comes from a piece written by Lanny Davis

These two questions are:

1. If a white minister preached sermons to his congregation and had used the "N" word and used rhetoric and words similar to members of the KKK, would you support a Democratic presidential candidate who decided to continue to be a member of that congregation?

2. Would you support that candidate if, after knowing of or hearing those sermons, he or she still appointed that minister to serve on his or her "Religious Advisory Committee" of his or her presidential campaign?

Good questions and something worth thinking about.

If Obama was a Republican the MSM would be all over him, and rightly so.