Friday, November 27, 2009

Party Crashers Highlight Problem

Three months ago Liberty Watchman sounded the alarm concerning the need to increase security for President Barack Obama.  Threats against the president are up 400% yet serious security lapses continue to occur.  This week Tareq and Michaele Salahi slipped past the secret service to gain entrance to a state dinner at the White House.

They did more than gain access to the dinner.  They shook hands with the President.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Give Thanks

On the eve of our annual day of gratitude, let's remember the true significance of the day.  Below are two examples of how our continental forbears marked this day.  A common theme, both then and now:

  • Times were difficult
  • The difficulty was sent by God 
  • Yet His mercy sustained us
  • We owe a debt of gratitude

Our present day notion of thankfulness lacks this context.  Thankful in affliction?  We're grateful for blessing, but rarely thankful for our problems.  God sends affliction?  How does that square with our prosperity gospel?   And the thanks we do give lacks direction.  We say that we are thankful for this or thankful for that, but rarely do we say to whom we are thankful.

On this Thanksgiving Day, let's remember the simple Latin phrase inscribed on the tip of the capstone of the Washington monument:  Laus Deo.  Praise God.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Incompetence Thy Name Is Holder

Just as Tiny Tim was anything but small, and Pete Best was the worst of the Beatles drummers, Attorney General Eric Holder seems unable to actually hold.  In fact, he's doing everything possible to loose the 9/11 terrorists.

Think of it.  He's got them all bottled up -- held -- there in Gitmo and all he can think to do is scatter them to the wind.  Some to come to NY for the show trial of their dreams, some to arrive in IL for R&R at the Thomson facility for wayward Jihadist boys,  and others... well, who knows where they will end up.

Holder's incompetence in planning for a trial of the 9/11 terrorists was highlighted during today's Senate hearings.  In an exchange that will go down in history, Senator Linsey Graham asked Holder,

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Please Don't Forget #14

Words matter.  Numbers matter.  Life matters.

As Liberty Watchman pointed out last weekend, the Ft Hood massacre was a cowardly act of murder carried out by a Jihadist terrorist.  I wrote this because there was so much equivocating and hand-wringing going on in the Lame Street Media -- even by the likes of the generally more intellegent Bill O'Reilly -- about whether or not this was a terrorist attack or just a run-of-the-mill shooting performed by an unstable man who 'just snapped'.

In the week since the atrocity occurred, there has been some improvement by the LSM in terms of enemy identification.  However, they remain mealymouthed about certain descriptions and accounts of this travesty.  For example, the most frequent phrase I read in the press is 'Fort Hood Tragedy'.  What happened at Ft Hood was indeed a tragedy, but that is about the mildest descriptor one can apply to this travesty, this massacre, this atrocity, this murderous abomination, this... well, you get the idea.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Ft Hood Shooting Was a Terrorist Attack

The blame-America-first lame stream media are holding a pity party for the Fort Hood mass murderer Major Nidal Malik Hasan.  Poor boy.  Picked on by bullies and forced to do his duty to his country, if not his God, we're told we should have compassion for this tortured soul.  It's our fault of course.  And we can expect more of the same if we don't change our ways.

And then comes a dose of truth from Lt Col Ralph Peters.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Win small, Lose Big(gert)

One step forward, two steps back?

On Tuesday the City of Naperville heeded the call to put on hold any further development of the Joseph Naper Homestead Park.  Echoing the Watchman's wisdom, Councilman Paul Hinterlong said,
"We don't need to do anything right now given our situation with the economy. The property has looked that way for years and years and years, and there's no reason not to wait a couple (more) years."
Bravo Mr. Hinterlong!  My thoughts exactly.  And in the face of the city's looming $14 million budget deficit, those should be the foremost thoughts of the council as they weigh every single expenditure going forward.