Sunday, August 31, 2008

Dem Party Politburo and Free Speech

Check it out my fellow conservatives: The elite leadership of the Democratic Party has it in their Party Platform the coded words that essentially translates into limiting or eliminating Freedom of Speech in Conservative Talk Radio AND Conservative Web Publications and Blogs.

Center For Individual Freedom (CFIF) with the aid of the reader power of are making American voters aware of the Freedom of Speech suppression of the Democratic Party.

JRH 8-31-08

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Democrats have a bad habit of using American Natural Disasters and American Human Suffering as a political instrument against the Republican Party.

Here is a post from catching a couple of Democrats laughing up on a flight that a major Hurrican is about to hit America during the Republican Party Convention.

JRH 8/30/08
Fouler Fouls: Hurricane is God's Favor to Democrats

On a plane from Denver to Charlotte following the Democrats' convention, I found myself seated behind former National Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Don Fowler and Congressman John Spratt of South Carolina. Their conversation was interesting to say the least.

For example, they made fun of Sarah Palin for several minutes, Fowler calling her "Dan Quayle" on steroids and Spratt creatively describing her as "just terrible." They both agreed that, "Other than the simple fact that she's a female," she has nothing to offer.

Then there was this gem of a moment from Fowler:

So you see, it's funny. That New Orleans will get a hurricane. That's funny because it is due to hit when President Bush is scheduled to speak. Isn't that cool? Fowler isn't the only one who thinks so, just ask Michael Moore.

We all know Democrats used and use Katrina as a political football as callously as possible. Here's a candid moment showing some can hardly wait for another one.

All Class.

Palin’s Presumptive Nomination will Clarify Dem Deficiencies

Barack Hussein Obama criticized McCain’s choice of VP as a former Mayor of a small town of 9,000 that would be a heart beat away from being President of the United States of America. Also as far as I could tell to date most of the Leftist Dems agree with that Campaign statement.

BHO’s intent was to say Governor Sarah Palin was inexperienced to be Vice President let alone a President.

Let’s look at the BHO assumptions.

    · BHO is assuming that Palin is only an executive of a small city. The fact is she has taken on big oil corporations, has been the Governor of Alaska for two years and has made great strides in battling political corruption in Alaska. Oops! That smacks of more experience than Barack Hussein Obama who done very little as legislator on the State AND National level. It also hearkens back to BHO’s remarks about rural areas in Pennsylvania being bitter in clinging to guns and religion. I guess that religion and guns are something a Marxist Democrat does not appreciate.

    · BHO is assuming that McCain will win. How can I say that? Because BHO said Palin would be a heartbeat away from the Presidency.

    · Which leads to the next assumption: BHO is assuming that McCain will die in office so that Palin will become President. How morbid is that?

BHO should fear Governor Palin’s dedication to rooting out corruption and her stand for Christian Family Values.

BHO has a
checkered history with criminals, murderers and Islamists. Palin has cleaned up Alaskan political corruption.

BHO is
pro-infanticide … err I mean pro-abortion. Palin is pro-choice.

BHO is
pro-deviancy in promoting the validation of homosexual and transgender issues which goes against the grain of Biblical Morality. Palin believes in the traditional marriage of male to female NOT male to male nor female to female.

Although she's a social conservative who opposes abortion and gay marriage, Palin signed into law a state bill giving benefits to same-sex couples. (Market Watch)

Some on the Christian Right might find it a paradox with giving benefits to same-sex couples. I know it got my attention. Not knowing the situation or her thinking I have to believe it is a hate the sin and not the sinner situation. Although I would not support give tax dollars to homosexuals, I can see the compassionate Christian to all as a witness of Christ.

The way I see it is that Governor Palin is the perfect family values compliment to centrist John McCain. I can even see that Palin is enough of a maverick herself that she would stick to her guns and not be bullied by Christian Right absolutists (which I am pretty close on many issues). There are no sycophants on the
Republican ticket for President.

JRH 8/30/08

Friday, August 29, 2008

Which Skeletons raise the Hair on your Neck...

Which Skeletons raise the Hair on your Neck: Barack Obama or John McCain?

Barack Hussein Obama is being less than specific about his connections to Islam in his past. BHO is a proud Leftist but rail if you called him a Communist; however he had a close association with an anti-war Marxist anarchist in Bill Ayers. BHO’s political career is tainted with associations of corruption with Tony Rezko. And now it is evident BHO has either welcomed or allowed Islamists and those connected with Islamist terrorism to work for him and/or donate money to his campaign.

Of course BHO is in a position of plausible deniability; nonetheless with all the Islamic and Leftist radicalism in his closet you would think BHO would be on his toes as to who he hired and alert about donations from Islamic individuals with links to Islamism and terrorism. After all monies were not returned until FBI public record defined potential terrorist links and Campaign staffers did not resign until terrorist and Islamist connections became public knowledge.

John McCain probably has skeletons in his closet. The question is it to this level of deception, stupidity and/or corrupt culpability as BHO?

    Huffington Post on McCain Naval Career (McCain’s lack of advancement is an issue? NOT!)

    Leftists search under every rock to find a donor scandal and uncover McCain fund raiser Gov. Charlie Crist took money from foreign nationals residing in California and acted as a go-between to McCain Campaign (Hmm … The foreign nationals were Arabs that were actually aiding American efforts on the GWOT, not Islamists undermining the GWOT).

    McCain/Feingold Legislation: You probably won’t hear too much criticism from the Left but Conservatives hate the reins McCain/Feingold places on Free Speech.

    Cindy McCain was addicted to drugs for three years (Yet now is a model citizen in operating the family beer distributing business and charities war torn nations or underdeveloped nations. How does that square Michelle Obama’s only now being a proud American? Let us not forget that BHO was a drug addict in his youth.).

If you Google “John McCain's Skeletons.” The typical list begins with the Leftist perception of those skeletons. Knock yourself out. It is only in Leftist twisting of data that something innocuous is found; however Obama’s skeletons are difficult to ferret out. When the Obama skeleton begins to surface, a denial, a lie, a strong arming of the media or a refusal of scrutiny seems to leave a stench of deception in the air.

All of BHO’s deceptions should send a huge message to GOP and Dem voters alike about at least the character of BHO.

JRH 8/29/08

Dark Horse Palin Seems to Have Inside Edge for VP

Yesterday I posted that Andy Barnett felt he had inside news that Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota was to be McCain’s Veep choice.

This morning at approximately 7:45 AM CT I heard on Fox News that both
Pawlenty and Romney have been eliminated as a Veep choice on the McCain ticket. The Official announcement is supposed to be made today (Friday) from Ohio about noon.

The Fox News pundits on Fox and Friends were indicating that
Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska appeared to have the inside track.

If indeed it turns out that way then oops, Andy I think you missed that one.

JRH 8/29/08

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Barnett: Mccain to pick Pawlenty for VP!

It is unconfirmed rumor time.

Andy Barnett on his Culture War Blog is confident enough that the McCain Veep puzzle will come together and show that Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota is McCain’s man for number 2.

JRH 8/28/08 (Hat tip Blogs For Victory)

Lasky: Obama’s Bag of Tricks

Ed Lasky writes about the duplicity of Obama’s call for change. Essentially Lasky is saying Obama is using old style Chicago Democrat Party tactics of the urban political machine to rid rivals and secure a position in which weakness assures a victory.

The city political machine style will not be as successful for Obama as it has been in his past for McCain is not an ill funded opponent. Obama’s past associations and his past campaign style will come back to haunt him. Indeed BHO may become a victim of his own tactics.

Read Lasky’s exposition of BHO.

JRH 8/28/08

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Check Out Who BHO Does NOT Want You to KNOW

I don’t even know how this is possible but Barack Hussein Obama is strong arming media to prevent an anti-BHO ad from hitting the national and local air waves.

Anti-BHO ad is not even from the McCain campaign camp. It is from a “conservative non-profit group” called American Issue Project (AIP). AIP does not have a direct connection to McCain but in fairness to BHO its conservatism and anti-BHO campaign definitely benefits McCain. And the thing that is glorious is that McCain cannot be held accountable for anything AIP does that may cross the line.

This AIP ad is definitely a Swift Boat kind of ad that will haunt BHO. There are very few ways to dodge the content of the ad for it is a matter of public record which the MSM will undoubtedly avoid reporting on at this stage of the Presidential race. It is surprising that Fox has backed away from running AIP ad though. I wonder what the threat BHO is using to squelch this First Amendment right to air the truth.

Are you ready to read what the heck I am talking about?

It is the fact that Barack Hussein Obama and Bill Ayers are buddies. In fact they are such buddies that BHO began the initial stages of planning a campaign at Ayers home.

If you have never heard of Bill Ayers you might ask, “So what?”

Bill Ayers was a member of the murderous Left Wing (pro-Communist) Weatherman home grown terrorist organization. There purpose was to target government employees because the U.S. military were “murdering” 2000 Vietnamese every day. That means Ayers was one of those unpatriotic people of the Left during the Vietnam War era that called American troops coming home from war “baby killers, butchers, and murderers” and more.

You know what? According to a Fox News interview (yep one of the networks not running the anti-BHO ad) Bill Ayers is totally unrepentant the violence he was involved in perpetrating on Americans. It is no wonder that Barack Hussein Obama was against invading Iraq and the later Surge. By association with Ayers BHO has to be one of those Lefties that would rather see America submerged in foreign violence rather than actively preempting foreign violence. Why? Because it might kill innocent people who support violent acts against America.

That is a bunch of Slanted Left utopian drivel!

Catch this Bill Ayers is now a tenured Professor at University of Illinois, Chicago.

Here is an example the Left spin and justification of Bill Ayers today: A Washington Post (alleged) Fact Finding Blog.

Here Michael Dobbs remarkably paints a picture of a “distinguished” Professor involved in good works (such as anti-poverty – every Communist collective’s favorite charity) and a tribute to society. Dobbs proceeds to mush through an Ayers pedestal saying the old Weatherman murderer was never convicted of any crime. O MY GOD! He wasn’t convicted because a moronic judge allowed a technicality about FBI surveillance not to be used against Ayers.

You can view the ad and read about BHO attempts to squelch the First Amendment at

JRH 8/27/08

Monday, August 25, 2008

What does BHO Mean When he says he is a Christian?

John R. Houk
© August 25, 2008

Barack Hussein Obama has publicly avowed himself a Christian.

Undeniably his childhood and early youth was surrounded in a Mohammedan environment with a Muslim father and schooling in an Indonesian madrassa.

Now BHO goes out of his way to say his White Mom was a secular gal. I have little to zero information on BHO’s Mom; however it is apparent she had a penchant for Mohammedan men.

On the other hand Leftist CNN has effectively debunked the rumors that BHO attended an Islamic madrassa (let alone a radical Islamic madrassa). And I believe that BHO was not a practicing Mohammedan; however there is a salient fact the Leftist CNN fails to bring to light. Public Schools in Indonesia (or at least when BHO attended) require a period of religious instruction according to the faith one is registered (e.g. Islam, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and so on).

Guess what Barack Hussein Obama was registered as? Yes that would be Muslim.

So it is established that BHO has had Mohammedan religious instruction but with the caveat that BHO was not a practicing Mohammedan despite his Mom being married to two Mohammedan men. And I say big deal! I’m a right winger but we live in America. I can give BHO credit for publicly repudiating Mohammedanism and proclaiming he is a Christian.

Let us examine the Christian faith of BHO via association (as opposed to first hand knowledge).

First here is
the Trinity United Church of Christ “about us” from their website:

We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian... Our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and remain "true to our native land," the mother continent, the cradle of civilization. God has superintended our pilgrimage through the days of slavery, the days of segregation, and the long night of racism. It is God who gives us the strength and courage to continuously address injustice as a people, and as a congregation. We constantly affirm our trust in God through cultural expression of a Black worship service and ministries which address the Black Community.

The ellipsis prior to the “Unashamedly Black” portion is a basic theological expression of faith that affirms the Christian God and Jesus died to redeem sinners back to God. The theological stuff is vague enough to not expressly say that Jesus is the Son of God. The “about us” page is also vague on the validation of Biblical Christianity. The vagueness does not deny Jesus is the Word and the Word is a moral foundation for a Christian either. There is no theological pinning down of traditional Biblical theological beliefs.

The paragraph I did provide has the oxymoron of being proud of being Black, condemning racism and promoting the African heritage as opposed to a Christian or even American heritage. It is an oxymoron because the tone is that of Black Supremacism as opposed to God not seeing differences between rich or poor, Barbarian or Jew, Slave of Free, etc as receivers by faith of God’s Grace equally.

Now last I heard BHO has disavowed the Pastor who has been his mentor for what? – A quarter century or so. So let us look at the denomination the United Church of Christ (UCC). First of all there is the UCC stand with TUCC:

First here are some quotes from the UCC about Trinity United Church of Christ.

The Rev. Steve Gray, the UCC's Indiana-Kentucky Conference Minister, describes Trinity UCC as a "jewel."

"It's everything a Christian community is supposed to be," says Gray, who has been working with Trinity UCC for the past three years to develop a new UCC congregation in Gary, Ind. "Trinity has given well over $100,000 in support of its partnership with us, and in 15 months of regular meetings with Jeremiah Wright, we always found him to be a man of gracious hospitality, humor, generosity, who paid attention to detail but also a man who does not call attention to himself."

"When you're Euro-American [*Blog Editor: PC for White], the people [at Trinity UCC] are so exceedingly gracious, warm and welcoming. They hug you and say, 'Welcome to our church!'"

Noting the church's work in health care, early childhood education and economic development, Whiten says, "The scope of their concern and outreach is extraordinary. It's really just an outstanding congregation."

Whiten, a member of Pilgrim UCC in Oak Park, Ill., is especially taken with Trinity UCC's commitment to the need and importance of quality theological education. More than 60 members of Trinity UCC are currently enrolled in seminary and pursuing masters-level degrees. Moreover, the congregation pays for students' tuition costs.

"They firmly believe in the UCC's commitment to an educated, seminary-trained clergy," Whiten said, "and they have probably had more people feeling the call to ministry than any other church in the denomination."

According to UCC the TUCC is big on social good works and theological education. Now that sounds awesome and I especially have no beef with taking care of the youth and the needy. I am guessing most of those needy and youth are predominantly African-American with little consideration for Caucasians who might be the descendants of White slavers.

Let us look at what the UCC considers sound theological education:

The Bible both unites and divides us as a church. Our spiritual ancestors have never agreed, even in the first generations of the Christian community, about the right way to read and apply Scripture. Today, views in the UCC (like all other mainline denominations) range from conservative to liberal. Scripture often quoted by all sides in the ethical conflicts that divide us as well as many other churches. The Bible is God's gift to the church, to be read for our instruction and comfort, but we often use it as a hammer to strike down the arguments of our opponents, or even to exclude each other from the Body of Christ.

Right interpretation of Scripture necessarily includes right living, that is, we cannot hear God's word in the Bible if our minds and hearts are closed to each other. These were some of the issues that were explored at Dunkirk.
UCC Authority of Scripture)

It appears to be saying if Scripture divides rather than unites that Scripture is ignored in the name of diversity.

The UCC Website addresses Same-Sex marriage in a very weak manner:

On May 6, 1998, the Massachusetts chapter of Confessing Christ sponsored a colloquy at the Acton (Mass.) Congregational Church on same-sex unions and the Christian faith. The event centered on papers presented by Andy Lang for and by Max Stackhouse against the proposition that the Christian church should support monogamous, vowed relationships between same-sex couples. We present both papers here, plus a list of links to other resources on the subject.

This paragraph is the entirety on the UCC website about homosexual marriage. This information is garbage because obviously the UCC not only allows homosexuals in their congregations but have homosexual clergy as well. THAT is a definite deviancy from Biblical Authority.

So when candidate Barack Hussein Obama tells America he is a Christian, what does that mean?

By association is telling Americans he is a “progressive” Christian. “Progressive” is an obfuscation for Left Wing cherry picking faith according to what is relative to secular humanism rather than the Christian basics.

So when you go to the voting booth in November remember that (by association) BHO does not believe in the inerrant Word of God except those portions he agrees with. Thus Obama supports murdering babies before birth, homosexuals and same-sex marriages and probably the emphasis of “critical thinking” that leads to the denial that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I would speculate progressive critical thinking too often denies that Christ is God (one person of the ONE Triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit).

In November think about that when you BHO represents “change.” Is that the kind of change you want?

Islamists Becoming Unbanned in Pakistan

So the Pentagon and the State Department are assuring Americans that Islamists will not get a foothold in Pakistan anytime soon?

Well since the Musharraf resignation
banned Islamofascist terrorist organization have become unbanned in preparation for them to be involved in the political process in Pakistan.

Memory jogger: Currently Pakistan is the only Mohammedan nation (Iran is knocking at the door) that his nuclear WMD.

JRH 8/25/08 (Hat tip Islam in Action)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Srgt Freedom on Election Points to Consider

I love to watch Srgt Freedom. Admittedly some of the profanity is over the top; however in this vid Sarge expresses election points to consider with of the profane than usual. At any rate I side with Srgt Freedom.

Georgia/Russia War is about USA/Russia Hegemonic Disparity

Mark Silverberg makes a case about Georgia that both blames America and condemns the Russian brutality of invasion.

Silverberg makes some very salient assertions however I am not sure that I agree with whole heartedly.

I believe Silverberg is correct that America dropped the ball on Georgia by not utilizing immediate physical aid to Georgia. I realize America may not be in a sustainable position to confront a massive confrontation with Russia however I am betting Russia is not yet prepared to defy the military potential of America outside of conventional forces.

Yes I am implying that if America had sent American conventional expeditionary forces of some kind which would have at least put a big dent in the Russian invasion, then Russia would have to make another decision. That decision would be to either escalate its invasion of Georgia to force an obviously smaller American presence to retreat or consider American retribution with its superior nuclear technology.

As in the Cuban Missile crisis I don’t think Russia is willing to engage America in a nuclear war which it would lose.
Russian payloads may be larger than America’s nukes but Russian missiles are not as accurate. Combine that thought with American does have very advanced technology in anti-ballistic missiles, and then you have a recipe that will slaughter a lot of Russians and perhaps bring down the Russian autocrats themselves.

If Russian nukes managed to
slip past America’s anti-ballistic system, then Russia could be expected to be nuked out of existence. The Russians are not crazy Muslims looking to enter a paradise of erotic virgins. I believe the Russians would have pulled back and begin the attrition of another cold war in which America and Russia would vie with the interests of Middle Eastern States.

That is my relatively harsh (and yes gambling) take on the failed American choices.
Be sure to read Silverberg’s very compelling analysis of the strategy America should have taken or instituted prior to a Russian invasion of Georgia.

JRH 8/24/08

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Let’s Add China to the Terrorist Watch List

It is common knowledge in the America that Iran and Syria are rogue nations that do little to hide the fact they aid transnational terrorists and Palestinian/Arab terrorists with military and financial aid.

Now many Western democracies may shun from the direct accusation of calling the Islamofascist twins “rogue” nations however that is due to the dhimmitude fears of an oil economy rather than the facts that are known.

The surprising thing is that American media hesitates to expose a nation on this dear planet as a rogue nation – the Peoples Republic of China (aka Red China or Communist China). China is the very place that is home to this year to the quadrennial Olympics.

I suspect the lack of reporting on the nefarious activities of Red China may be varied. Here are a few inexhaustive thoughts for American media cowardice.

· The Mainstream Media is Leftist oriented and Red China is definitely a Leftwing (although becoming more fascist/socialist) Communist dictatorship.

· Red China has a booming economy in which capitalist nations and corporations are investing a big stake.

· Red China has the
largest military in terms of active personnel in the world and gives China a global ranking of THREE behind number two Russia followed by number one America.

There probably are other mitigating circumstances for the lack of reporting, but those three come to mind.

America is currently involved in a Global War on Terror (GWOT) which the Western Leftists has relatively forced to be fought in Afghanistan and Iraq and NO WHERE else. I say no where else because Islamofascist terrorist organizations like Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and entities of the umbrella organization the PLO
have all been involve in American assets even before 9/11. The murdering terrorist organizations I just mentioned combined are radical Islamic and Islamic thugs that sincerely support a Palestinian State and some simply operate thug operations closer to a Mafioso organization. In either case these Palestinian/Arab radical Muslims have one aim: the extermination of Jewish Israel and knocking chunks of armor out of Israel’s primary ally America.

So why should we classify Red China as a rogue nation supporting transnational Islamic terrorism?

Red China bank branches in America have been used to transfer the big bucks to Hamas and Islamic Jihad between 2004 and 2007. Three years is NOT a mere clerical oversight. This was a transaction that was allowed clandestinely with the purpose of financing the interests of Palestinian Terrorists. These are the very terrorists with the sole aim of wiping Israel and Jewry of the Middle Eastern map and killing Americans because America supports the existence of Israel.

Terror Victims Sue Bank Of China for Ties with Hamas

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
21 Av 5768, 22 August 08 01:04
Arutz Sheva –

More than 100 victims and relatives of targets of Arab terrorist attacks have filed an historic suit in Los Angeles against the Bank of China, which transferred hundreds of millions of dollars to Hamas and Islamic Jihad between 2004 and 2007. The suit, filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday, details how the bank wired money through its American branches to an account in China used by the terrorist groups.

Israeli counterterrorist personnel met with Chinese officials in 2005 to demand it cease from transferring more money, but the bank, with the approval of the Chinese government, continued to wire money for Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

Among the victims and families whose attorneys filed the criminal and civil suits are the parents of four-year-old Afik Zahavi, who was killed four years ago in a Kassam rocket attack on Sderot as he returned home from a pre-school facility.

Other plaintiffs include the families of two men who were murdered in a suicide bombing at an Eilat bakery last year. Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner charged that the Bank of China "even had the chutzpah to make these funds transfers through its U.S. branches right under the nose of the Justice Department, despite the fact that Hamas and the Palestine Islamic Jihad are designated terrorist organizations and that such wire transfers are a crime under American law. We expect the Bank of China to now pay very heavily for its support for terrorism."

Ohhhhhhhhh yeah! That makes Red China a rogue nation. We should respect Red China like we tell our children to respect the danger of a plug-in socket; however America should not shirk its responsibility of this threat to Americans by this new joint Communist/Islamist venture.

The American MSM and the American government should be making some very public noise about this. By not addressing this issue we are showing China and the Islamist terrorists we are the weak-kneed Americans they believe us to be.

JRH 8/23/08

Obama picks Biden for veep

Barack Hussein Obama chooses fellow traveler Lefty Joe Biden as the Democrat Party nominee for Vice President.

JRH 8/23/08

Friday, August 22, 2008

Don’t Be Victimized by VP Text Hoax

I was a victim of the VP Text Hoax. So if you get the Text Message alleged from Barack Hussein Obama, be sure to verify its authenticity before you blab it to all you friends – Like I did.

JRH 8/22/08

Islamophobe: Invective or Badge of Honor?

John R. Houk
© August 22, 2008

The blog Doctor Bulldog and Ronin has reposted a New York Times editorial by Clark Hoyt from the NYT’s Public Editor’s Journal.

Hoyt defends Deborah Solomon’s hostile interview with Brigitte Gabriel that was posted on the Times Magazine that begins with “Questions for …”

I myself posted an Act For America email pertaining to this interview in which the organization CAMERA was organizing an email/mail-in/phone-in protest for treating Gabriel with such mindless ignorant Leftist venom (my words – not CAMERA’s).

Evidently there was enough protest to elicit a weak response from the NYT. Clark Hoyt wrote the response which basically mimicked Solomon’s attitude about Islam; i.e. the self-righteous anger that anyone who calls a devout practitioner of that religion is a radical and thus a bigot or a racist.

Solomon’s words of choice were Crusader and Islamophobe.

Hoyt’s last paragraph says this:

I’ve had my issues with Solomon in the past, but I don’t think she or her editors have done anything here requiring an apology or any other corrective action. (A Radical Islamophobe?)

So we must conclude that the NYT is implying that Brigitte Gabriel is a bigot and a racist.

This means the NYT feels that a Crusader and an Islamophobe are invectives.

Let us examine these two words.


I am guessing the NYT is referring to the Crusades from Europe to take back the Holy Land from Saracens (oops I mean conquering sadistic Muslims) rather than Christian Protestants who also use the word Crusader to mean one who operates a ministry event or meeting in a city or Church to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

It has been Politically Correct in the last quarter century or so to portray the Crusades and the Crusaders as a murderous band of thugs that set out for the Holy Land to pillage and kill along the way there and to slaughter people upon arrival. This is the victimized image Leftists, Left Wing Academics and Muslims would have everyone believe.

Although it is very true the Crusaders committed heinous acts, it also true the cause of the Crusades were the result of heinous acts committed by Muslims against Christians and Christian lands from the pseudo-prophet Mohammed and through many of his military successors (both in direct line and those that were inspired by the theo-political cult of Mohammed).

Robert Spencer utilizes actual documentation to dispel the myth that the Crusaders existence was mere greed and blind ambition. The Crusader/Saracen encounter was a two-way street with most of the mud initiated by the Saracen (or Mohammedan or Muslim or whatever).

So it would seem that Deborah Solomon’s use of the word “Crusader” as an invective against Brigitte Gabriel is a display of Left Wing ignorance which the NYT has been nailed with a lot lately.


Phobia is usually a Greek etymological word that is slapped with another word to convey a meaning of a fear of … something. (Here is a list of fears.)

In the victimization politics of Leftists (and in post 9/11 days Muslims) a phobia often is extended beyond fear to include “hate.” Thus a common definition for Islamophobe is this:

A person who fears or hates Islam or Muslims. (Wiktionary)

Certainly this is Solomon’s meaning toward Brigitte Gabriel when she called her an “Islamophobe”.

The irony is most Islamophobe’s that believe they are Islamophobic are proud of being labeled with that moniker. A true Islamophobe is not fearful of Mohammedans or Muslims personally, rather there is a sense of exposing Islam as a threat to Western Society that believes in Freedom and Liberty. For an American this Freedom and Liberty is defined by the American Constitution. For the rest of Western Society there is a slight difference in the perceived rights inherent in Freedom and Liberty; nonetheless it is still contrary to the basics of Islam.

Now the “hate” portion of Islamophobia may differ depending on individuals. As a Christian I believe hate should not enter the mind toward any individual. In the Bible it says to “be angry and sin not.” This means to be angry or hate the evil force or thinking motivating an individual and NOT the individual. Unfortunately I sense there are non-Muslims that exist that “hate” the individual; however Brigitte Gabriel is not one of those even though she has plenty of reasons to hate. Gabriel has taken the path of exposing rather than retribution (American Congress For Truth and Act For America).

I like’s definition of Islamophobia:

Islamophobe (is-slahm-o-fohb) - A non-Muslim who knows too much about Islam.

Islamophobia is a fear of losing life or liberty to Islamic rule merely because the laws, sacred texts, and modern practices of Islam demand the submission of culture, politics, religion and all social expression. It tends to afflict those most familiar with the religion, while sparing the more gullible.

In Muhammad's day, Islamophobia was treated with a practice known as beheading. Since this is now impractical outside of the Muslim world, the condition is best addressed by means of prevention. Such preventive measures include willful ignorance helped along with a strong dose of taqiyya.

The fact is that when Islam checks in, a lot of folks wind up checking out... permanently. Therefore Islamophobes are a pretty broad group known to include: READ FURTHER

I also like the Gates of Vienna’s rational about being an Islamophobe:

The term “Islamophobe” is fast joining “racist”, “homophobe”, et al., as a reliable tool of politically-correct argument, a way of silencing the Left’s opponents and consigning dissenters to the phobic outer darkness beyond the pale of polite discourse.

Object to Hamas? You must be Islamophobic!

Want to scrutinize speakers of Farsi or Arabic more carefully at the airport? Islamophobe!

Deborah Solomon’s effort to use words like Crusader and Islamophobe as invectives and Clark Hoyt’s NYT defense of Solomon is a Mainstream Media Leftist smear campaign to smear Brigitte Gabriel’s reputation in order to discredit the work she is doing to exposing the inherent deviancy in Mohammedanism that is categorically opposed to Western thought and the American Constitution in particular.

I am with Doctor Bulldog and Ronin in saying this:

In a word: Predictable… But, then again, being called an Islamophobe is a badge of honor in our book!

JRH 8/22/08

Thursday, August 21, 2008

India/America Nuclear Deal Still Appears on Track

India and America had signed a deal to share nuclear technology. I viewed this as a fantastic possibility for India and America to begin to connect as military partners.

With China beginning to pour the dividends of its exploding economy into a growing technologically better military, developing close contact with India is an imperative to American National Interests of the future.

Also India has been traditionally big on anti-Islamic terrorism. That places India as a natural for military cooperation in the present.

The “NOW” problem is that India also has been traditionally stand-offish with America. One reason has been India’s close cooperation with the former communist Soviet Union and America’s tendency to support India’s greatest mortal enemy in Pakistan.

The international problem is that India (as also Pakistan) independently developed a nuclear weapon program against the will of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Add to that India is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

To further complicate this nuclear sharing pact between America and India is that Iran is a non-approved nuclear nation which everyone knows (even with Iranian denial) is developing WMD for belligerent acts in the Middle Eastern region, America and Israel.

Iran is whining how can India receive international validation and Iran receives international condemnation.

Here is the reason idiotic Iran: India is the largest nation in the world with stable democratic institutions and infrastructure while Iran is the largest exporter of Islamofascist terrorist activity coupled with blatant continuous threatening against Israel and America.

With all these mitigations working against the final approval of an India/America nuclear sharing deal it
still seems to be remarkably moving forward.

To date the IAEA,
Indian Parliament and American Congress, appear to be tentatively on the approval track.

There are still obstacles all the way around. It is a gamble but I hope those obstacles are overcome.

JRH 8/21/08

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Palestinian Terrorists Train in Italy without Govt. Interference

The Italian government had anti-Semitic sentiments and pro-Arab sentiments as far back as the 1970’s. Prime Minister Aldo Moro gave carte blanch agreements for Palestinian Islamic Terrorists to operate and train in Italy. How crazy is that?

JRH 8/20/08

Political Correctness Rears Its Head Again!

It is amazing that a representative of the MSM would attempt to vilify the character of Brigitte Gabriel. That is exactly what an interviewer for the New York Times did.

Act For America sent this email out to their list to rally Gabriel supporters to make their voice known to the NYT.

JRH 8/20/08

Will Taiwan be the Next Georgia?

America’s failure to back Georgia with nothing more than fancy diplomatic words might inspire China to invade Taiwan. Old Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist Chinese fled Mao’s Red Chinese forces in 1949 to Taiwan. At the time the U.N. did not recognize Mao’s control of the Mainland China as the government of the Chinese people. Chiang’s little demoralized army fled to Taiwan under American protection.

America forced the U.N. to maintain the myth that Chiang represented Chinese sovereignty from little Taiwan. America pulled it off because of Red China’s inferior technological military. The days, they are a chang’in.

Red China eventually became recognized as THE China relegating the Nationalist Chinese to inhabitants of the Island of Taiwan. The Red Chinese deal is that Taiwan was under Mainland sovereignty before the Nationalist fled in defeat; ergo Taiwan still is under Mainland sovereignty (
There is a legitimate dispute to the Red Chinese claim).

The threat of an American Military is the only thing that has kept the Taiwanese (combined Chinese and Taiwanese natives) people to develop a free democratic nation.

Georgia is an American ally. Russia invaded Georgia with impunity. America has done nothing except to say there will be consequences. Hmm … I am fairly certain Russia is still looking for those consequences as Georgia has been raped of its infrastructure and Russian tanks in sight of the Georgian Capital of Tbilisi.

America, Russia is laughing in your face.

America, will Communist China laugh in your face as it forcibly occupies Taiwan?

JRH 8/20/08

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Islamic Agenda Exposed AGAIN

I am on Act For America’s email list in which I gratefully receive news pertaining to the exposé of Islamist, Jihadist and sometimes mere Islamic agendas that are anti-American (ergo anti-Western).

In an August 18 email Act For America writes about the United Nations Human Rights Council mandating globally that ANY criticism about Islam’s Sharia Law and fatwas will not be tolerated.

Of Course the United Nations Human Rights Council is a
joke. Most of the member nations are Islamic or dictatorial nations in which human rights violations are a way of life. This is another reason America should first of all try to form a world body that represents democratic interests and principles and abandon the U.N. to its Leftist and/or Islamic designs. The new democratic world body could form an economic, civil rights and military set of international rules based on democracy and freedom to counter the obvious exploitation that nations like Russia and China might take advantage of on a U.N. Security Council minus the U.S.A.

(Act For America attributes the
Leslie J. Sacks blog as the source for the U.N. story.)

But that is another story and post.

The Act For America email goes on to post a Times Online (UK) article by Mick Hume that decries publishing house Random House abandoning the publication of a book entitled “The Jewel of Medina” by Sherry Jones. Evidently the book portrays Mohammed’s child wife Aisha as a willing sexual pedophilic partner who enjoys the soft porn bliss relationship with the prophet of Allah.

Random House claims the book was abandoned because of the notification of possible terrorist focus on Random House and its employees. Thus Islamofascist (one might even say because of the UNHRC Islamic) terrorism has effectively squashed Freedom of Speech in America.

Critics of Random House’s lack of a Liberty back bone claim that an Associate Professor from the University of Texas at Austin (Denise A. Spellberg) contacted Islamists about the imminent publication which shortly followed the threatening posture Random House reported. She denies the contact; however she very publicly decries the book manuscript is soft porn and therefore would be offensive to Muslims.

Indeed one of my favorite anti-Islamist scholars Robert Spencer decries the manuscript is more fiction than non-fiction in accuracy; however it is a novel (a bad novel but still a novel). Spencer agrees with Professor Spellberg’s summation of the inaccuracies in the book; however Spencer also decries Random House for allowing Muslim intimidation to hamper First Amendment rights of Free Speech in America.

The potential Islamic outrage and the willingness of Western publishing houses to acquiesce to Muslim demands smacks of dhimmitude. The publishing houses do not fear reprisals for publishing anti-Christian novels such as the Da Vinci Code nor does the UNHRC find it intolerable that nations like Russia and China for human rights violations. In China’s case Christians are specifically targeted that are not registered by the government. Nor does the UNHRC find intolerable Muslim nations (and aspiring nations such as Palestine) continuously allow publication and video media that portrays Christians and Jews as the evolved from
apes and pigs.

I am here to tell you the Islamic outrage concerning is based on Islamic Supremacism which views insulting other faiths or democratic values as NOT insulting incitement. And America and the West have become so ingrained in Politically Correct thinking we are willing to absorb the Islamic accusation of racism and Islamic boohoo of “I am a victim.”

It is time to wake-up and reassert Western (and in my case – Christian) values even if intolerant Mohammedans are offended.

JRH 8/19/08
A festival of groveling to terrorists

Mick Hume
Act For America Intro
Email Sent: August 18, 2008
Article Date: August 12, 2008
Times Online

According to the Leslie Sacks blogspot, “The Human Rights Council at the United Nations has now banned any criticism regarding Sharia Law and human rights in the Islamic World. According to President Doru Romulus Costea – and following the efforts of delegates from Egypt, Pakistan and Iran – the Council will no longer tolerate criticism of either Sharia or specific fatwas in the name of human rights.”

Earlier this year, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) called for aggressive, worldwide legal actions to stop the “defamation” of Islam.

Muslim leaders throughout the world routinely condemn any public critique or criticism of Islam or Mohammed.

And who could forget the Muslim riots after the Danish publication of the satirical cartoons of Mohammed?

This is all one more front in the cultural jihad being waged against the West and the values of the West. And every time we acquiesce to it or grovel before it we empower it. Just as appeasing Hitler failed, so appeasement of militant Islamists will fail. We cannot – we must not – surrender our cherished rights, such as the right of free speech, in the face of Islamist intimidation.

Act For America

Read Mick Hume's article HERE.

Monday, August 18, 2008

RE Pakistan: Remember Iran’s Revolution

Matthew Pennington writing for the AP has put together a report which claims that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is safe from Islamists.

Pennington’s report goes on to say that Pakistan has some kind of military tribunal with ten members called the Strategic Plans Division. And catch this: This tribunal was set up by Musharraf within one year of his first coming to power.

Pennington’s report says the Pentagon believes that the Pakistan Military would be in control of the nuclear arsenal through this tribunal. Thus a democratically elected Islamist government could not push nuke buttons. Further more the Pentagon believes an Islamist revolutionary take over if possible is years away. Like that should comfort Americans who should be aware Islamists would launch some kind of attack with nukes against American assets just because they could and in the name of Allah and his prophet Mohammed.

Another thing to think about: Any projection of Islamist revolution is not reassuring. The Shah of Iran was firmly an American ally. He was totally backed by Presidential Administrations until America’s
delusional Leftist President Carter was elected. Carter took it upon himself to show the Shah’s harsh regime was evidence to throw the Shah under the proverbial bus. This thinking of Carter occurred toward an American ally even though then anti-American Egypt and Syria were (and are) every much as brutal as the Shah was.

I wonder how a new Leftist Appeaser such as Barack Obama would do if a charismatic Sunni Islamist began accruing popularity in Pakistan.

I think the Pentagon is using PR to assuage pundits to the actual potential of an Islamist regime in Pakistan.

When the Shah went into exile, Ayatollah Khomeini sanitized the Iranian military of pro-Shah leadership and just to make sure
Khomeini began his own paramilitary force which has become known as the Revolutionary Guard.

Just think if some charismatic Sunni Cleric caught the imagination of the Pakistani people who are not exactly hip to the potential of moderate Pakistani Military rule or elitism always entering the political fray when there is a perception of emerging political chaos.

I think this is one of those “don’t believe everything you read moments.”

JRH 8/18/08

Musharraf Resigns, What Will Follow?

Pervez Musharraf has resigned before an impending impeachment proceedings in Pakistan’s Parliament.

Essentially Musharraf has been a go-between between America’s interest in prosecuting the Global War on Terror and the Islamists inside Pakistan that support the Taliban and al Qaeda, the two transnational terrorist organization in collusion for the attack on American soil.

So America, step back and take a breath. A democratically elected government in Pakistan could very possibly be an Islamist government. Imagine that! A Sunni Islamist Nuclear Power very near to an emerging nuclear power of Shi’ite Islamist Iran. How is that going to work out?

Is there enough hatred between Sunnis and Shi’ites to offset each other? Or will the Islamist hatred for Israel and America dissolve Sunni/Shi’ite differences to lead to an American/Israeli confrontation with a potential Islamist united front of Pakistan and Iran?

If the Sunni/Shi’ite bridge cannot be built, how would a democratically elected Islamist Pakistan government interact with America?

JRH 8/18/08

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Georgia, Israel, and the nature of man

Caroline Glick word slaps the West for its moral bankruptcy for not protecting a nation that chose the democratic rule of law as opposed to the authoritarian rule of law. That’s right, empty platitudes did nothing expel autocratic Russia from democratic Georgia.

Glick masterfully ties it all together and relates how Georgia being thrown under the bus affects Israel.

JRH 8/17/08

Todd Bentley Takes the Samson Path

Again scandal rocks the path of the Church that believes in the move of the Holy Spirit, Signs, Wonders and the miracles of God.

Todd Bentley has announced he and his wife are separating. The man has been the instrument of God for the current revival that many believed was the beginning of a new supernatural move of God in America.

Also there have been many critics of Bentley because of the strange oft violent ways the anointing flowed from God through Bentley to the healed. As usual with healing ministries the authenticity of healings and miracles was questioned. Then many critics who are believers in miracles questioned the origin of the signs and wonders because of the violence involved.

I myself have taken a wait and see path (see
HERE and HERE). If the Lakeland Revival spread across the nation and more than one person began operating under the healing anointed, then that would confirm authenticity for me.

That did not happen.

There are still defenders of the Bentley phenomena. Their defense is very compelling. People were healed and people were raised from the dead. Regardless of doubters I believe in the authenticity the miracles occurred.

Should Christians believe for the healings to dissolve or for the risen to die because of moral failure?

I have indeed learned it was a Bentley moral failure that is causing the separation (and probably divorce) between Todd and Shonnah Bentley. Todd caved into temptation and wasted God’s anointing on an extramarital affair with one of his staff members.

Supernatural Blog quotes a Fresh Fire Ministries news release:

We wish to acknowledge...that since our last statement from the Fresh Fire Board of Directors, we have discovered new information revealing that Todd Bentley has entered into an unhealthy relationship on an emotional level with a female member of his staff. In light of this new information and in consultation with his leaders and advisors, Todd Bentley has agreed to step down from his position on the Board of Directors and to refrain from all public ministry for a season to receive counsel in his personal life. (Emphasis: Supernatural Blog)

Below is a response from a believer in Miracles yet not necessarily in Todd:

Lakeland: So What Now?

Todd Bentley announced a separation from his wife this week. The blogoshere is full of "see I told you so’s" and "this proves that Lakeland was bogus" tirades including J. Lee Grady’s latest-
Fire in My Bones.

So what does this mean? Are those folks that were healed now required to give back the blessing? Those who where raised from the dead around the world in response to prayer, are they now required to give up and die? All the folks that I know who received a blessing from the Lakeland Outpouring–are they now supposed to deny that it ever happened?

This is a personal tragedy for Todd and his family. What really bothers me is how gleeful and celebratory some ‘Christians’ are in response to a brother’s difficulty–no it actually make me rather sad and angry at the same time!

The old adage that "we shouldn’t throw the baby out with the bath water" really does apply here. Let’s change the bath water so to speak and let the Revival continue.

Is Todd’s whole ministry and anointing now to be questioned? I was reminded this morning of some of the Judges in the Old Testament that had some personal problems and yet were blessed of God tremendously—particularly Samson. We haven’t heard the last of Todd Bentley and I am sure his future will include something more than just bring down the Philistine temple. My prayers go with him and his family.
Dr. Michael G. Davis 8/14/08)

Here is the opinion of a person who did not believe in Miracles:

Patricia King on Todd Bentley Marriage & “Other Problems”

Thanks to ‘InlovewithJesus’ for pointing me to this new video released by Patricia King of Extreme Prophetic on the Todd Bentley situation
here. Reading between the lines from what Patricia King says here, there are much worse Todd Bentley ”revelations” re: his personal life to come out over the coming days and weeks. Patricia King even warns us that such is the case: “[Todd Bentley's] … failure of the flesh - I am going to be honest - it is more than just a separation, there’s other things involved….. you’re going to be hearing some of the failure of Todd Bentley in this hour.” And what we already know for fact is bad enough.

It sounds like that at last what I saw many months ago, but could not speak of publically, will be out in the open. But it is distressing indeed - for everyone, but especially for the “innocent” concerned. There are no words really to convey the disgust and horror and upset of this situation - nor the damage it will do not just now but over the coming months and even years. And the disgust I feel for those people - leaders even - that allowed these things to be perpetuated right under their noses. But ‘touch not my anointed, right?’ Yeah, right!

Patricia King and others accuse the critics of crowing over this situation. I am not crowing, I am deeply distressed for the body of Christ being brought into such disrepute - even though Todd is evidently not part of the body, as he is a wicked man and preaches another gospel, the public will consider him as such and tarr the church with his public failures. It is no pleasure or reward to be proven right when one has seen the dreadful things for what they are before the time they are made public. What good neighbour crows when they are witnesses to a murder, and the murderer is caught and proven guilty? Most normal people only feel deep sadness afterwards. But it would be a twisted and crooked neighbour indeed who refused to speak out about the murderer, or identify him, because it would be “judgmental” and “divisive” “religious” and “unloving”.

On the video, Patricia King repeatedly refers to all the “division…. criticism… negative words…. a lot of judgment in the body of Christ” re Todd Bentley and Lakeland. She does not seem to understand the principle of the good neighbour refered to above, who speaks out for the sake of truth and righteousness as well as for the greater good. Nor does she even address WHY people have spoken out as they have - what Todd was doing that deserved the criticism he got - and more. If she can tolerate the vile acts that happened at Lakeland before the eyes of the world, and the vile acts as perpetuated by Todd under the cover of darkness, and …
And there is more venom

If you follow Patricia King’s ministry you might be interested in this:

For those who thought Todd Bentley’s problems were just about separation from his wife, you were wrong. No one has been a bigger advocate of Bentley than Patricia King. Well, it seems she is a lot smarter than people give her credit for. She released a video addressing the Bentley situation. In the video she states,

    I’m gonna be honest with you, it’s more than just a separation; there are other things that are involved too. There are other issues; there always is. When man fails there’s more than just one little thing, it’s usually a combination of different things..and I’m not going to say any more than that..Except to say that we are living in an hour where we cannot tolerate sin and we cannot tolerate unrighteousness; no matter how much we love an individual and no matter how much we love what God is doing.” (The On Going War Reason 8/16/08)

And here is a believer in miracles and yet way upset at Bentley:

Todd Bentley’s announcement that his marriage is ending has thrown our movement into a tailspin—and questions need to be answered.

It was not supposed to end like this.

Evangelist Todd Bentley had heralded the Lakeland revival as the greatest Pentecostal outpouring since Azusa Street. From his stage in a gigantic tent in Florida, Bentley preached to thousands, bringing many of them to the stage for prayer. Many claimed to be healed of deafness, blindness, heart problems, depression and dozens of other conditions in the Lakeland services, which ran for more than 100 consecutive nights. Bentley announced confidently that dozens of people had been raised from the dead during the revival.

But this week, a few days after the Canadian preacher announced the end of his visits to Lakeland, he told his staff that his marriage is ending. Without blaming the pace of the revival for Bentley’s personal problems, his board released a public statement saying that he and his wife, Shonnah, are separating. The news shocked Bentley’s adoring fans and saddened those who have questioned his credibility since the Lakeland movement erupted in early April.

“Among those who jumped on the Lakeland bandwagon, discernment was discouraged. They were expected to swallow and follow. The message was clear: ‘This is God. Don’t question.’ ”

I’m sad. I’m disappointed. And I’m angry. Here are few of my many, many questions about this fiasco:

Why did so many people flock to Lakeland from around the world to rally behind an evangelist who had serious credibility issues from the beginning?

To put it bluntly, we’re just plain gullible.

From the first week of the Lakeland revival, many discerning Christians raised questions about Bentley’s beliefs and practices. They felt uneasy when he said he talked to an angel in his hotel room. They sensed something amiss when he wore a T-shirt with a skeleton on it. They wondered why a man of God would cover himself with tattoos. They were horrified when they heard him describe how he tackled a man and knocked his tooth out during prayer.

But among those who jumped on the Lakeland bandwagon, discernment was discouraged. They were expected to swallow and follow. The message was clear: “This is God. Don’t question.” So before we could all say, “Sheeka Boomba” (as Bentley often prayed from his pulpit), many people went home, prayed for people and shoved them to the floor with reckless abandon, Bentley-style.

I blame this lack of discernment, partly, on raw zeal for God. We’re spiritually hungry—which can be a good thing. But sometimes, hungry people will eat anything.

Many of us would rather watch a noisy demonstration of miracles, signs and wonders than have a quiet Bible study. Yet we are faced today with the sad reality that our untempered zeal is a sign of immaturity. Our adolescent craving for …
More J. Lee Grady anger

Before a “Great Awakening” move of God happens in America again, Christians will have to do some self-examination and move beyond Blood Bought Redemptive Justification and reach for some good old fashioned Sanctification.