(Due to the final days of Pesach\Passover, this will be the final blog update until Thursday night. No new posts will appear until then and no new comments will be moderated)
We've just concluded the drama of the showdown between the Navy Seals and the Somali pirates, despite that the lead story in the news has somehow been Obama's dog, reminding us that we're living in a country dominated by a media churning out a constant tide of "Beloved Leader" stories regardless of what else is going on in the world. And when the polls on the "Beloved Leader" don't go their way, they just massage the numbers enough so that they can proclaim that Hussein is more popular than ever.
“Mr. Obama's overall approval rating, meanwhile, has hit a new high of 66 percent, up from 64 percent last month. His disapproval rating stands at 24 percent” boasted a press release from either CBS News or the Obama campaign, which is a difference without distinction.
In other words it appears The New York Times and CBS “News” cooked the poll numbers until they produced enough people who agreed with the opinions of their reporters about Obama.
Caddell says: “the original raw sample already showed a partisan difference of 8.5 percent but “when weighting or ‘adjusting’ the numbers the partisan gap went over 16 points. In effect what they did was reduce the Republicans in the sample by 13 percent and increased the number of Democrats by 12 percent. Particularly strange was the number of Independent voters was only changed 2 percent.”
Caddell accuses the Times and CBS of being guilty of either one of two things: “It is either terrible methodology or the Bernie Madoff school of polling. Small demographic adjustments are ordinary, but these extremes are unprecedented.”
Meanwhile the media continues concealing the religion of the pirates... but now and then it slips through. Along with the Islamic value system behind the pirates' actions. And their view of human life. Particularly non-Muslim life.
Sometime Thursday, a desperate Phillips jumped from the lifeboat in an attempt to swim to the USS Bainbridge, only to be hauled back on board after the pirates opened fire. From then on, Phillips was tied up.
One pirate radioed the Navy destroyer and demanded to know how far they were from the sanctuary of Somalia's coast.
"Very far," came the reply from the Bainbridge.
"Thank you," the pirate negotiator responded, according to a U.S. military timeline, his politeness masking menace. "If we cannot [reach the] Somali coast, we will kill the infidel."...
Not the hostage. Not the prisoner. Not even the American. The infidel. Kufar. A man whose life under Islamic law belongs to his captors, who may be seized and held for ransom. Unlike a fellow Muslim.
All the while Obama continues rolling the appeasement caravan through the desert. A close look at his Grand Tour seems to show that his chief priority is not any kind of American agenda, let alone a war on terrorism, heaven forfend, but protecting and promoting Islam.
On the heels of bowing to the Saudi king, pressuring NATO into giving Turkish Generals top positions, forcing the Danish Prime minister to apologize for his country's free speech, playing up to Iran and urging the EU to welcome in the Turkish hordes... Obama just keeps going and going.
In Athens, the topic was what else... but Muslim rights.
The US President Barack Obama asked from Athens to recognize the Muslim minority in Greek Thrace. This is what he said on his 10 minute meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch Vartolomei in Istanbul. The patriarch asked the US president to open the Theological school in Halki and Barack Obama said that this will happen only if Athens undertakes analogical steps regarding the Muslim minority in Thrace.
According to information from the Greek media, the American President told Vartolomei that just the way that the Theological school in Halki teaches orthodox priests in a Muslim country, Greece needs to have schools, which will teach Muslims and other religions. Barack Obama also supported the Muslim appeal from North Greece to choose their own Mufti and not for it to be given to them by the
Now this isn't even simply a question of civil rights. Creating an independent Islamic religious framework in Turkey means giving the Saudis free range to set up their own radical mosques and preachers that will naturally promote Jihad.
That's why European nations including France have been backing away from an independent Islamic infrastructure. Meanwhile Obama is bullying Greece into giving Islamic extremism a foothold in its own country.
Sure Barry Hussein's a Christian. As much as I'm a Buddhist. Had the Islamists picked America's policies, they'd be exactly Obama's policies. And just to pile some more sickles and stars on the cake... the US will be providing UAV's to Lebanon.
The pretext is to strengthen Lebanon's army, but the practical use of such aircraft would not do anything to strengthen the military domestically, but would provide equalization in a third conflict with Israel.
Meanwhile via Boker Tov Boulder, Atlas suggests that US participation in Durban is back on.
This is entirely plausible, as under the table the Obama admin promised Jewish leaders that if they kept their mouths shut on the US rejoining the Islamic charade of a UN Human Rights Council, Durban II would be a no go. Now unsurprisingly they're likely to find out that you can't trust a liar, and that both Durban II and the UNHRC are a go.
Senior U.S. officials in Washington and New York are leaning in favor of participating in the "Durban 2" UN-sponsored anti-racism conference scheduled to take place on April 20 in Geneva, diplomatic sources said on Sunday.
The diplomats, who share a close working relationship with the American delegation to the United Nations, informed leading Jewish officials in New York that Washington has increasingly become convinced of the need to dispatch representatives to the conference.
This is all part of the same card game, dealing from the bottom of the deck, and stringing along Jewish groups hoping for some sign of pity or fair dealing, only to wind up cheated and lied to again and again.
Across the blogsphere, Doug Ross at Director Blue has your FairTax brochures in time for the Tea Party.
At Israpundit, Ted Belman writes that the Punjab is now in play.
Lemon Lime Moon takes on piracy for fun and profit
Debbie Schlussel takes a look at Pat Buchanan's support for yet another Nazi.
Solstice Witch brings word on Operation Rooster
Via Dragon Dirt, Sharpton has picked up the meme I wrote about this week, calling the pirates of Somalia, a "Voluntary Coast Guard".
Via Islamic Danger to Americans, an article at Citizen Warrior asking whether it's time to defang Islam.
And at the Fox Forum blogs, the American Legion responds to the Obama Administration's politicized scapegoating of veterans.