Monday, May 28, 2007

Tributes nationwide mark Memorial Day

Tributes nationwide mark Memorial Day

NEW YORK (AP) - Veterans and active soldiers unfurled a 90-by-100-foot U.S. flag as the nation's top commander in the Middle East spoke to a Memorial Day crowd gathered in Central Park on Monday. Navy Adm. William Fallon, commander of U.S. Central Command, said America should remember those whom the holiday honors. "Their sacrifice has enabled us to enjoy the things that we, I think in many cases, take for granted," Fallon said.....

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Freedom of Religion Watch: House sends religious expression bill to governor

Courtesy of: JonJayRay at Stop The ACLU

Religious Expression gets Extra Protection in Texas

It is rather deplorable that this was needed. One would have hoped that the First Amendment alone would have sufficed:

“Texas students would have greater freedom to express their religious views on school campuses under a bill passed Saturday by the House and sent to Gov. Rick Perry, who has publicly supported the measure.

Under the legislation, religious beliefs expressed in homework, artwork and other assignments would be judged by traditional academic standards. Students couldn’t be penalized or rewarded because of the religious content of their work.

Supporters say the bill is needed to protect students from censorship and school districts from lawsuits. But opponents argue it will lead to religious discrimination among students. “We are allowing our young people to express their faith, whatever that faith is,” said Rep. Larry Phillips, a Sherman Republican.

At an April news conference, Perry was surrounded by children and parents who said their religious speech was quashed at public school. Supporters of the bill have cited examples of students being prohibited from wishing troops overseas a “Merry Christmas” or told they couldn’t distribute religious bracelets at recess.
Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph, Sunday, May 27th

No doubt the ACLU will be mounting a court challenge the minute the bill is signed.

JonJayRay's Home Pages are here or here or here.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Senate Bill 1348: Sell-out to America

S 1348 appears to be be an amnesty immigration bill hastily developed behind closed doors. The proposed immigration reform bill bypasses all normal processes for bill review and passage. This has caught the American public off guard with the goal of pushing it through fast. This "immigration reform bill" contains the identical set of broken promises to secure the borders and enact penalties for employers who hire illegal aliens that we've heard countless times over the past 20 years.

"The bill reneges on promises that amnesty would never again be offered to people who are in this country illegally; it violates commitments that Congress has made to protect the interests of American workers; and it compromises the security of this nation by granting legal status to people who may pose a threat to the nation. Adding to the betrayal, this surrender of the public interest was negotiated by senators who had personally pledged, as recently as last year, never to agree to any bill that includes amnesty." -- FAIR President Dan Stein.

S. 1348 Provisions

  • Immediate legal status and citizen benefits for 12+ million illegal aliens (Z-visas);
  • Admission of 400,000 additional "guest workers" plus dependents every year;
  • Grants amnesty to those who have broken the law, dramatically increases worker visas, and otherwise imposes impossible administration burdens on a currently dysfunctional system;

What S. 1348 Doesn't Have

  • Tougher penalties and enforcement requirements employer hiring illegal workers;
  • Clear and affordable enhanced border security measures;
  • What the proposed measures will cost and how they will be implemented and monitored over time;

Read FAIR's full analysis of the Z visa - a new visa in S. 1348 just for illegal aliens (PDF).

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Courtesy of the FBI


NEW YORK—Rafiq Sabir was convicted today of conspiracy to provide material support or resources to the al Qaeda terrorist organization, and of attempting to provide material support or resources to al Qaeda, after pledging an oath of loyalty to al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden in a May 2005 ceremony secretly recorded by an undercover FBI agent, announced U.S. Attorney Michael J. Garcia for the Southern District of New York.

The evidence at trial proved that Sabir conspired with his good friend, Tarik Shah, to provide martial arts training and medical assistance to al Qaeda through a man whom they believed to be a recruiter for the terrorist organization. The recruiter was in fact an undercover FBI agent who recorded numerous conversations involving Sabir and Shah, including the May 2005 ceremony in the Bronx. During that meeting, Sabir and Shah pledged “bayat,” or allegiance, to Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda and agreed to provide Sabir’s medical expertise and Shah’s martial arts expertise to train al Qaeda fighters.

From September 2003 through May 2005, Shah engaged in multiple meetings and conversations, first with a confidential source (the “CS”) and later with the FBI undercover agent (the “UC”). In these conversations, the vast majority of which were recorded, Shah discussed his desire and intent to aid al Qaeda, and repeatedly discussed his friend, who was a doctor, as being someone who shared his desire. For example, Shah repeatedly indicated his desire to train Muslim “brothers” in the martial arts to help them wage jihad, regularly discussed his desire to find people who were willing to press the fight, and, when meeting the UC for the first time, offered himself and Sabir as a “package.” Shah also took steps to find locations where jihad training could be conducted and weapons could be machined.

Shah told the UC and the CS of his discussions with Sabir regarding their desire to move to Afghanistan in 1998, when it was under the control of the Taliban, and of his intention to attend terrorist training camps there. Materials recovered from Shah included the names and telephone numbers of other individuals who had gone overseas to attend such training camps, including Seifullah Chapman—a member of the Virginia Jihad Network who was convicted in the Eastern District of Virginia in 2004 for providing material support to the Lashkar-e-Taiba foreign terrorist organization.

At the meeting on May 20, 2005, in the presence of the UC and under the impression that the UC had the authority of al Qaeda, Sabir and Shah took “bayat” —pledging an oath of loyalty to al Qaeda, and committing themselves to the path of Holy War, to the oath of secrecy, and to the directives of al Qaeda and its leaders, including Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri. During that discussion, Sabir stated that he and Shah had been “talking about this for a long time.”

Sabir also told the UC that he would soon be returning to Saudi Arabia for two years to work at a hospital in Riyadh and that he enjoyed extraordinary freedom of movement within that country. Evidence at trial established that al Qaeda has engaged in a long-running terror campaign within Saudi Arabia that began in May 2003. Also at the May 2005 meeting, Sabir wrote down his telephone numbers in code, and gave them to the UC for the UC to provide to the “brothers” in Saudi Arabia, inviting them to call him and expressing his desire to meet them.
Sabir faces a maximum sentence of 30 years imprisonment, a maximum fine of $250,000, and a maximum term of supervised release of three years. Sabir is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska on Sept. 12, 2007, at 4:00 p.m.

The New York Joint Terrorism Task Force, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York City Police Department, led the investigation of this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jennifer G. Rodgers, Victor L. Hou, and Karl Metzner are in charge of the prosecution.

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Monday, May 21, 2007

A New Direction in Iraq

Throughout 2006, the Democratic Party promised that it would provide a "New Direction In Iraq." They said they wouldn't cut the funding for the war. They demanded more troops, and they led voters to believe the plan was a plan for success via a new direction. They strongly denied it was a plan to abandon Iraq, but on election night, DNC Chairman Dean revealed to Chris Matthews that there never was a plan. They hadn't even formed a committee to brainstorm it. Since then, they've opposed sending more troops, opposed new plans for success such as The Surge, and they've advocated cutting funds and mandatory withdrawl dates regardless of whether or not Iraq is secure and stable; regardless of Iraqi Freedom. This video is the Democratic Party's New Direction In Iraq.

LINK to video >>>> DNC Plan For Freedom

Tags: Iraq War new direction democrats republican pelosi dean reid bush insurgent flag cut run funding defeat retreat

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Brokeback Mountain shown in Elementary School

Family of girl, 12, sues after 'Brokeback' shown in class

May 13, 2007


A suit was filed on behalf of a 12-year-old girl who claims she suffered psychological distress when a teacher showed in class the gay-themed movie "Brokeback Mountain.

"The girl and her grandparents are seeking more than $400,000 in damages under the suit filed Friday against the Chicago Board of Education, et al. In her lawsuit, a 12-year-old girl claims she suffered psychological distress after watching "Brokeback Mountain."

A substitute teacher introduced herself and then said, "What happens in class stays in class," the suit claims. The sub then had a student close the door, and started showing the controversial R-rated film, which features two men engaged in sex. The suit alleges that the principal was aware that the tale of the love between two cowboys set in the West of the 1960s was being shown to the minors.

For the rest of this politically correct agenda information: Chicago Brokeback Education

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Islamberg, New York: "You can hear gunfire up there

DISCLAIMER: The different points of views on the Paul Williams and Jihad Watch are not supported nor do they reflect the views and beliefs of The Bosun Locker or any entity affiliated with Bosun.

Courtesy of Jihad Watch

May 12, 2007

Islamberg, New York: "You can hear gunfire up there. I can't understand why the FBI won't shut it down"

Paul Williams at Islamberg

The intrepid Paul Williams has a report in Canada Free Press (thanks to all who sent this in) about his visit to Islamberg, New York, a camp run by the jihadist Jamaat ul-Fuqra group. The inhabitants wouldn't let him into the compound, but he talked to some of the locals, and found out a good deal:

Islamberg is not as benign as a Buddhist monastery or a Carmelite convent. Nearly every weekend, neighbors hear sounds of gunfire. Some, including a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, have heard the bang of small explosives. None of the neighbors wished to be identified for fear of "retaliation." "We don't even dare to slow down when we drive by," one resident said. "They own the mountain and they know it and there is nothing we can do about it but move, and we can't even do that. Who wants to buy a property near that?"

The complex serves to scare the bejeesus out of the local residents. "If you go there, you better wear body armor," a customer at the Circle E Diner in Hancock said. "They have armed guards and if they shoot you, nobody will find your body."

At Cousins, a watering hole in nearby Deposit, a barfly, who didn't wish to be identified, said: "The place is dangerous. You can hear gunfire up there. I can't understand why the FBI won't shut it down."

Islamberg is a branch of Muslims of the Americas Inc., a tax-exempt organization formed in 1980 by Pakistani cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, who refers to himself as "the sixth Sultan Ul Faqr," Gilani, has been directly linked by court documents to Jamaat ul-Fuqra or "community of the impoverished," an organization that seeks to "purify" Islam through violence.

Though primarily based in Lahore, Pakistan, Jamaat ul-Fuqra has operational headquarters in New York and openly recruits through various social service organizations in the U.S., including the prison system. Members live in hamaats or compounds, such as Islamberg, where they agree to abide by the laws of Jamaat ul-Fuqra, which are considered to be above local, state and federal authority. Additional hamaats have been established in Hyattsville, Maryland; Red House, Virginia; Falls Church, Virginia; Macon, Georgia; York, South Carolina; Dover, Tennessee; Buena Vista, Colorado; Talihina, Oklahoma; Tulane Country, California; Commerce, California; and Onalaska, Washington. Others are being built, including an expansive facility in Sherman, Pennsylvania.

Read it all. And then contact your congressman.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Did sKerry & Hairy tell Casey to shut down Milbloggers?

OPSEC ordered Milblogs to be scrutinized by their superiors before being posted for content on April 19, 2007. What happened around 4/19? There are three separate events that took place.

First, Pelosi went to Syria without permission in order to embarrass the president and destroy our foreign policy. I wrote about this on the 5/1 and published a cartoon on 4/16, but Farid Ghadry wrote about this on April 5th. CounterTerrorismBlog beat us all to the punch with this article: Now let's get serious about Syran and Congress. (I wrote that, but I give the link to the article.)

Second, Reid claimed that our troops were losing. USN Lt. Nichols wrote a letter to Reid. This was on the 21 of April. In order to have written that letter and sent it, it must have taken more than two days. Therefore I am concluding that Hairy made that statement that 'We have lost' the war in Iraq before the 19 of April. Crotchety Old Bastard also graced us with his everlasting wit about Reid.

Last but not least, there is the issue of allowing the Islamists to get their word out while shutting down the moderate Muslim with OUR tax dollars. Ask Frank Gaffney how that went over. (This was written 4/10.) I know I was calling, and I made myself perfectly clear that they were standing in the way of progress in this war of ideas.

We must all stand together, no matter what your views on this world wide war. Censorship is wrong no matter it is found.

The troops already know their perimeters, so what they are trying to do is to be politically correct. They are now trying to shut down any debate in the ranks, while it is still popular to call our president Hitler. Maybe if politicians had to live by the same rules they wish to impose on the rest of us...never happen!

I'm sure there are many who can put their words together much better than I when angry, but I must remember, with faith, the power of You and Me! Call your congressperson and senators toll free at 866-340-9281 and POLITELY give them a piece of your mind. Let's get this thing turned around!

UPDATE: OMG! I was so upset I forgot to let you know where I found out about this. Over at Blackfive's, there are many sites that are already commenting and writing about this. Please go over there and see for yourself. I'm sure they did a better job than I.

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