Monday, December 28, 2009

More Peace from Islam

The peace that is found in the pages of the Quran is reassuring that one day we will all be at peace, like so many dead people.

Should the links go dead, the article which it references says the following:

(CBS) By CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian.

CBS News has learned the State Department system designed to keep track of active U.S. visas twice failed to reveal Nigerian terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had been issued an active visa allowing him multiple entries into the United States.

According to a law enforcement source, the first failure came on Nov. 19, 2009, the very same day Abdulmutallab father’s, Dr. Umaru Mutallab, a prominent banking official in Nigeria, expressed deep concern to officials at the U.S. Embassy in Abjua, Nigeria, that his 23-year-old son had fallen under the influence of "religious extremists" in Yemen.

The second failure to flag an active visa belonging to Abdulmuttalab occurred the very next day in Washington, after Mutallab's concerns were forwarded to officials there. It was only after the Christmas Day terror attack in Detroit that U.S. officials learned that Abdulmuttalab had been issued a visa by the U.S. Embassy in London valid from June 16, 2008, through June 12, 2010.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Diversity Without Discretion

"Too Westernized" Girl Dies after Father Runs Her Over in Honor Killing, Say Police - Crimesider - CBS News

Diversity, as an enhancement to anything, on its own merits, is poppycock.
Imagine that you went to Greek restaurant, but in the interest of diversity, served Italian, Jewish and Middle Eastern fare along with the ubiquitous hamburger and hot dog. Personally, I would not have the greatest expectations from the chef; And the food critics would likely downplay the establishment as anything worth checking out.

  • If the Girl Scouts had boys with them on their camping trips
  • If the Boy Scouts had girls with them at their Jamboree
  • If the Men's Room had women
  • and Vice Versa
  • If the Cadillac Showroom sported Yugos in the mix
  • If the Kentucky Derby posted An Old Gray Mare
  • If your English language newspaper had the same article alongside -18 times- in 18 different languages
  • If your Fat Free Milk had Whole Milk added
  • If your All Natural Organic Ice Cream had artificial ingredients.

All in the name of diversity for the sake of diversity. Ludicrous. I know.

When diversity works as a social enhancement is when the diverse assortment of individuals in a group bring Enhancement for the Common Good to the table. ~Separate But Equal Cultures~ do not enhance anything intrinsically but a school tour of the UN. Or the zoo. (Is there really a difference?) Think: Bar scene from Star Wars. But I digress.

Any corporation that tries to conduct a board meeting while allowing multiple languages to be spoken and used in their written materials is a company that will be well behind the curve and likely, soon to be dissolute.

If we continue to honor aspects while ignoring the whole, then, even as the fabled Tower Of Babel was abandoned, so shall our nation follow if we allow for the disarray of diversity to be hailed, merely for its own sake. If you think about it, chaos is a form of diversity, too. So is schizophrenia.

Diversity is good when you want a diverse array of ideas and input. In some circumstances, this is an enhancement. as we discussed, in other situations, not so much.

So when we champion certain social considerations, "Diverse" is best used as an adjective, not a noun. When the quality of something replace that which it qualifies, then it's all about the packaging and nothing about the contents.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Open Letter To The US President Found on The Internet


Dear President Obama:

You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.

You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.

You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.

You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.

You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.

You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don't understand it at its core..

You scare me because you lack humility and 'class', always blaming others.

You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.

You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the 'blame America' crowd and deliver this message abroad.

You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.

You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.

You scare me because you prefer 'wind mills' to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.

You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.

You scare me because you have begun to use 'extortion' tactics against certain banks and corporations.

You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.

You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.

You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.

You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.

You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O'Relllys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.

You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.

Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.

Lou Pritchett

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Gotta LOVE Islam

When you really love children, you marry them.
When you really love your friend, you give him your eight year old daughter to repay a debt.
True love has no limits.
Gotta love Islam, the religion of LOVE!
Like the prophet, so are his followers.
Anyone that doesn't love Islam is just jealous. Gotta be.