Maybe some of our readers can help me out on this. You see, I’m a little confused about the actions of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Islamist radical who murdered thirteen Americans at Ft. Hood earlier this week.
We read that he feared deployment to Afghanistan because he didn’t want to fight Muslims, yet we also read that he celebrated Islamist suicide bombings.
So, here’s where lies my confusion. Most of those murdered by said suicide bombings are Muslims. So, he’s concerned about an army which fights with some Muslims on behalf of other Muslims, yet celebrates Muslims who murder Muslims in cold blood?
UPDATE (from Bruce): ABC NEWS — US Officials Aware of Hasan Efforts to Contact al Qaeda. But, no. This wasn’t an Islamist terror attack on US soil. Noooooooooooooooooooo.
The good news about the House vote yesterday to approve PelosiCare is that the city where I was born, Cincinnati, Ohio will, come January 2001, once again have a Republican Congressman. Now that Steve Driehaus, who currently represents the Queen City, voted in favor of HR 3962, he has all but guaranteed that Steve Chabot, the man he ousted in 2008 by clinging to Obama’s coattails, will win his old seat back. And Chabot won’t be the only Republican ousting a Democratic incumbent next fall.
Just scanning the list of Democrats who voted for increased government control over our health care, I see Republican pickups elsewhere in Ohio as well as in New Hampshire, New York, Virginia, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Florida and Tennessee. And even though yesterday’s vote does not guarantee enactment of this multi-hundred billion dollar bureaucratic boondoggle, it does guarantee Republican pickups in next fall’s elections. And some of those Democrats who voted “Nay” may be swept up in the rising tide against their party.
I wonder how many of the 220 representatives who voted for the bill actually read the whole (or even significant parts of the) bill. The backlash against those who voted in favor is surely already beginning, but will increase as citizens find particularly offensive or onerous provisions in the legislation which many Congressman did not know they had voted for. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may not have posted the bill online in time for all those voting on it to read it, but it is online now.
While our representatives did not have had time to read the bill before they voted on it, citizens will have a chance to read it before we vote on them. A “Yea” vote for many will mean a “Nay” vote from their constituents. (more…)
The unhappy Barney Frank has a strange habit of associating himself with people who violate silly laws. Back in 1989, his occasional lover operated a brothel out of the Massachusetts Democrat’s Capitol Hill home. Eighteen years later Barney “was present during a marijuana arrest at James Ready’s home in Ogunquit, Maine. Ready is well-known for his relationship with Congressman Frank.”
Now, I’m all for laws decriminalizing prostitution and pot and, in the abstract, Mr. Frank’s association with such figures should not be that big of a deal.
We are, however, not dealing with abstractions. This mean-spirited Democrat is a Representative in the United State Congress and even Chairman of a powerful committee. It’s his job to write the laws of the land. So, does his association with such figures suggest a lackadaisical attitude toward enforcement of tate laws? (Or, maybe he’s making a point about federalism since he serves in the federal, not state, government?)
Now, Barney’s saying that he had no clue that the plants in Mr. Ready’s home were marijuana. Yeah, right. And he didn’t know Steve Gobie was using his residence to turn tricks.
It seems that acknowledging mistakes is something this Democrat just can’t do.
Glenn Reynolds thinks ol’ Barney’s “being as honest as he has been on the stimulus and healthcare. . . .” Not to mention his assurances about the solvency of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.