Monthly Archives: June 2007

Father’s Day Email

cole Fathers Day Email

Michael “A.J. Sparxx” Illions, of Conservatives with Attitude, writes about his son Cole:

Cole will be 2 years old next month and this year, thankfully, was a lot better than his first year. On September 9th, 2007, we will be holding a Walk-A-Thon in New Jersey to benefit the Hydrocephalus Association to help find a cure for this illness. Right now there is only a treatment.

I’ve created a fund-raising page for Cole and would really appreciate whatever the blogging community can do, $5, $10, anything to help me reach my personal goal of $500.00. (I hope you will post this and share the information with the readers of your blog).

We proved the Doctor’s wrong when they advised us to terminate the pregnancy because our child was going to be “very sick” and “incompatible with life.”

We chose life when the Doctor’s offered death.

Cole’s story can be found here.

Need to Know Weekend Edition – Hamas, Gaza, Arafat, BBC Bias, Sarkozy’s Suprise, Nifong Bashing, and Father’s Day Weirdness

Need to Know is a short roundup of key stories that shouldn’t be missed on your cruise through the blogosphere. The number of links in the roundup may vary but if you find it here you can trust that it’s must-read

Brutally Honest | Those who self-identify as fathers day
In the world of the Polically Correct, one must work hard to ensure that a particular celebration is not in any way offensive to anyone… so… here we have the redefining of the term father for the victimized.

Tim Blair | Tim’s new children’s book
Being a teenager isn’t easy at the best of times, but 16-year-old Amal has decided to do something that will complicate things further: stop wearing her hijab. Her parents and brothers try to talk her out of it – she was born and raised under fundamentalist Islam – but she’s made up her mind, and she doesn’t want to back down. So they kill her.

Cheat Seeking Missiles | On being Muslim and Christian
Redding has found friends among intellectual Muslims who think it’s fine that she’s a Muslim and a Christian. None have invited her to visit Egypt, where Christians are often murdered for their faith, even if (I suppose) they may have a bit of Islam wrapped up in the package. And there are many Muslims who don’t curry to her little spiritual adventure at all.

Cold Fury | Trent Lott and friends
This is indeed a struggle between the governing class and the governed, and is illustrative of many crucial truths beyond the parameters of the specific issue at hand. Maybe the best thing that could possibly happen is for our Congresscritters to continue hurling their arrogance in our teeth; maybe then, enough of us will become angered by their contempt to make a positive difference.

Noah Pollak | Excellent Gaza roundup
No Middle East crisis is complete without awful media coverage, and so Melanie Phillips is outraged at how the BBC has been grotesquely twisting its reporting on Gaza in order to blame the crisis on Israel. Allow me to take this opportunity to concur and add that Great Britain has become the most anti-Israel country in Europe, and the BBC has been merrily pushing the nation down this nihilistic road for quite some time with its daily injections of what can legitimately be called propaganda.

La Shawn Barber | Court makes Nifong’s assholishness official
Nifong, desperate to win election in a heavily black city, used the only ammunition at his disposal: a phony, high profile gang rape case bubbling over with race and class tension. If I were Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and Dave Evans, I’d sue Duke University, the Durham Police Department, and Mike Nifong.

NewsBusters | BBC – The B stands for biased
The BBC likely has done two things no major American media organization would dare: go through an internal investigation of its reporting biases, and; share conceivably unpopular results with the public.

Redstate | Sarkozy’s surprise
There has been a lot of talk about how Republicans can learn lessons from Sarkozy’s Presidential victory this year. Just as Republican Presidential candidates are running to succeed an unpopular Republican President, Sarkozy ran to succeed an unpopular fellow Gaullist in Jacques Chirac. (The two were of different parties, but of the same political ideology.) And just as Sarkozy contrasted himself heavily with Chirac, a future Republican Presidential candidate can contrast himself heavily with George W. Bush in order to win the Presidency. So goes the thinking.

Right Wing Nut House
You’ve got to hand it to Bashar Assad, Syria’s gangster President. Even though he has more blood on his hands than Al Capone, the James Bakers and Nancy Pelosis of the world still want to treat this street thug as if he were head of a sovereign nation and carry on some kind of “dialogue” with the brute. Judging by the above blood soaked list, it would appear that Mr. Assad’s idea of dialogue is somewhat different than ours. At the very least, it makes answering bombs and assassin’s bullets with rational conversation problematic in the extreme.

The Bullwinkle Blog | Hamas actually rights a wrong
Arafat looted the Palestinian’s money for decades, reportedly taking billions from them. Since either the ability to steal or lie are all it takes anymore to win the Nobel Prize the Hamas thugs that stole Arafat’s medal earned it the same way he did.

DJ Drummond | Thoughts on the Republican field
I could be content with a Romney, a Giuliani, or a Fred Thompson in the Oval Office, provided their answers remain consistent and direct as we move on in the primaries. What the press continually fails to grasp, is the need for a good person, not a clever media-savvy one, to serve as President.

Gaza: The Era of Justice and Islamic Rule Have Arrived

Israel appears to be nearly paralyzed as the threats mount.

“The era of justice and Islamic rule have arrived” in Gaza, a spokesman for the Hamas militia was quoted as saying on Thursday.

Press reports said Hamas fighters — Islamic radicals — are winning their battle with the Fatah faction, which is loyal to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Hamas fighters, who are said to be better armed and trained, want an Islamic Palestinian state in all of Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel. They stormed one of Fatah’s key security installations in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, reportedly dragging Fatah gunmen from the building and executing them one by one in the street.

Broadcasting from inside the P.A.’s Preventive Security Services headquarters in Gaza City, Hamas television displayed weapons it said were smuggled into Gaza by Israel and the U.S. over the last months to aid Fatah.

Fatah forces are paying a heavy price:

Fatah officials said seven of their fighters were shot to death in the street outside Preventive Security. A witness, Jihad Abu Ayad, said the men were being killed in front of their wives and children.

“They are executing them one by one,” Abu Ayad said. “They are carrying one of them on their shoulders, putting him on a sand dune, turning him around and shooting.”

Some of the Hamas fighters kneeled down outside the building, touching their foreheads to the ground in prayer. Others led Fatah fighters out of the building, some of them shirtless or in their underwear, holding their arms in the air. Several of the Fatah men flinched as the crack of gunfire split the air.

Carl in Jerusalem has a plan for a Hamas-controlled Gaza:

What should Israel do? Israel should seal off the crossings from Gaza into Israel completely and let the ‘Palestinians’ rot. Nothing comes in and nothing goes out on our side. Let the Egyptians deal with them. Unless they start shooting Kassams. Then we can let the helicopters deal with them.

Israel will be condemned for that action, of course, but what sane country would expose its population to Hamas controlled border crossings?