Obama Video Address: May 23 and May 30, 2009

First an apology to my readers. When I looked for President Obama’s video address last weekend, I could not find it. Sometime between then and now, it was issued so I provide it to you a week late along with his most current message.

Obama Video Address: May 23, 2009

In this week’s address, President Obama reminds us of the sacrifice made by countless men and women throughout our history who defended our freedom with their lives. Like him or dislike him, you cannot deny that he takes the job of our military very seriously and is committed to their welfare both in battle and as veterans.

Here was his address from last week:

Obama Video Address: May 30, 2009

In this week’s address, President Obama discusses the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy that will be left by Justice David Souter. To my delight, the President hits head on the foolish opposition that has already occurred from political extremists taking her comments out of context. The bottom line is President Obama has performed another master stroke here by in one fell swoop finding someone who can add diversity to the high court while at the same time being supremely qualified. In fact, Judge Sotomayor, if confirmed, will come to the bench with more judicial experience than any other Supreme Court judge of the last 100 years.

As far right Republicans decry her nomination, we can only sit back and smile at a party once again in self destruct mode. As their protests cross the line into blatant bigotry and misogyny, they further alienate the very voters that could put them back into power in 2010 and 2012.

Message to conservatives: this is not your granddaddy’s President and it’s not your granddaddy’s Supreme Court. Get used to it.

And now the President of the United States of America:

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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83 thoughts on “Obama Video Address: May 23 and May 30, 2009

  1. “You cannot deny that he takes the job of our military very seriously and is committed to their welfare both in battle and as veterans.”

    Uh huh, like when he is slashing the defense budget so he can fund ACORN, slash the missile defense shield as NK is testing nukes and rockets, as well floating the idea of making Vets pay for their health care. Sorry but you are so full of crap its ridiculous.

  2. “As their protests cross the line into blatant bigotry and misogyny, they further alienate the very voters that could put them back into power in 2010 and 2012.”

    Wouldnt be a leftist thread without playing the race and gender card.

  3. Just a note to remind everyone that Barack Obama is the only president to have voted to fillibuster a Supreme Court nominee as a Senator.

  4. and yet, the thug in chief warns the Republicans not to return the favor. Thuggy is so full of hypocrisy its pouring out of his Dumbo ears.

  5. And another note to remind everyone that the Republican Senate leadership, including Mitch McConnell, recently denounced the use of the filibuster against judicial nominees as unconstitutional and beyond the pale of acceptable legislative tactics.

    Elric, when did President Obama warn the Republicans not to filibuster his Supreme Court nominee? I don’t recall that.

  6. “Give me a moment to put my violin away”-Rutherford.

    Dude. Sometimes we just don’t communicate. Do you actually think for one moment I’m claiming victim status? Hell no! I love the neighborhood I grew up in. I still hang out there all the time. I love the fact I went to boot camp when I was 17. I feel so lucky to have served overseas. I’m proud of the fact I was a roofer for years. I look back with a smile the days when I was fist fighting on a 12 pitch roof. (I have decided not to roff this summer) I learned so much working in a maximum security juvenile facility.

    I’m saying that you couldn’t hang for 10 seconds getting it done Rabbit style.. You would have gotten your ass kicked in my neighborhood. You would have wept in boot camp. You don’t have the strength nor guts to work a steep Detroit roof in the July heat. They would have laughed your ass out of the prisons I worked in.

    I was saying, you, sir, are a vagina.

    “Every minority baby is born to fight for the American Dream. Until we have social justice in this country, it will always be that way.” -Rutherford

    Really? Every minority baby? Does that include you? What did you ever fight for? When I tried to apply to the school of education, they tried to talk me out of it. The 2nd time I showed up they said with a sarcastic smirk, “let me guess, you want to be a coach or something”. If what your saying is true, you do realize your telling me that you are more deserving of your success then me. You’re telling me you worked harder. Your struggle is more epic then mine.

    Rutherford, again, you are a total vagina.

    All that being said, ultimately, your entire response has been a giant straw man. I’m was never taking anything away from that lady went through. Her story is a great one, as are the stories of millions of minorities.

    I’m just saying she should strive to keep her “experience” from skewing the constitution. And I’m fricking aghast that she thinks her experience not only makes her a better judge but that she stereotypes all white people by lumping the white experience in some grand generalization. Total crap, man.

    And you know what else I’m saying? A vagina could also make a great supreme court judge. Yes, Rutherford, that means you!

    Reason. Logic. Let that be what a great judge brings to the bench.

  7. Didn’t Bush pick a Hispanic?

    I’m not saying she shouldn’t be put on the bench. I just think its crap she generalizes all whites. Obama agreed with me. He said it was a poor choice of words.

    We all say stupid things. Hell, even the debate over the nature of interpreting the Constitution is in someways traditional spat. I happen disagree with Rutherford but I can at least see his point.

    Its her blatant generalization of the white experience that pisses me off. She needs to take it back.

    If not, I don’t support her. I’m taking nothing out of context here. Nothing.

    People don’t like being stereotyped. For a potential supreme court judge doing it is unacceptable. Just take it back and lets put her on!

  8. Rabbit,

    I was saying, you, sir, are a vagina.

    😆 Classic! Succinct, to the point, descriptive. I must add that tone and message to my personal repertoire.

    “R”,

    You know that I most always let the Rabbit carry on his own arguments as he doesn’t need my help, but this regard I think I must help pile on.

    How in the world can you consider yourself “repressed” in anyway, considering you live a very comfortable life, were given a chance to attend some of the best of schools, and live in the freest country the world has ever known?

    I give you all the credit in the world for doing so, and you should be complimented as such as you’ve achieved more than most. But this tacit message of having to ‘overcome’ is laughable. You were afforded the same opportunities of the American dream.

  9. “If not, I don’t support her. I’m taking nothing out of context here. Nothing.”

    And lets not forget her comment that policy is made in the judicial system. Cant get more unconstitutional than that.

  10. In the hope of getting to bed a bit earlier than usual tonight I won’t be commenting much. However I do owe Rabbit and Tex a response to Rabbit’s Vagina Monologue.

    1. Being human is hard: white, black, yellow or otherwise.
    2. On balance, I have been incredibly lucky in my life in ways that only those who knew my full biography would even know.
    3. If in the womb, I had to choose a country in which to be born, I would choose the United States without question. While we are not perfect (contrary to Tex’s delusions), we are the best thing going. In fact, it is our greatness that makes me so disappointed when I think we’re falling short here or there.

    The mistake that so many conservatives make is they confuse criticism of the US with lack of patriotism. They mistake an awareness and acute sensitivity to human rights as a denial of how lucky we might be as individuals in certain ways.

    I almost answered Rabbit’s comment with my litany of ways in which it has been hard for me, but Rabbit can list ways in which it has been hard for him, and so can Tex and so can Elric and so on. The “my burden is greater than your burden” competition is silly and fruitless. I guess my problem is that I sense such a lack of empathy for fellow human beings from some of you. When I talk about a black man having to fight for equal rights, I may only be talking about myself to a very small degree, but I know it’s true to a greater degree for other black men.

    To encourage self-reliance while still empathizing with the challenges of others … that is the way to go. Ultra-liberals get it wrong by demanding nothing of others. Ultra-conservatives get it wrong by demanding too much. There has to be a middle ground.

  11. While we are not perfect (contrary to Tex’s delusions), we are the best thing going. In fact, it is our greatness that makes me so disappointed when I think we’re falling short here or there.

    I never said the U.S. perfect. Was that a lie or a simple misstatement of fact “R”. I said it was better than any place on earth – that’s a far cry from perfect.

    You and 50MM other deviants calling themselves liberal, progressive, pinko, or whatever colloquialism of the day is hip prove America far from perfect.

  12. Ultra-liberals get it wrong by demanding nothing of others.

    That’s a joke, right? Uber liberals demand perfection from their political opponents, Saul Alinsky style. You should have said they “demand others do it for them.”

    You’re off your game brother…

  13. Actually, Tex, the point I was making was that ultra-liberals truly think the government can solve all ills and that no one bears any personal responsibility for their destiny. I think that approach goes too far to the left.

    Oh … and LOL … if everyone had your political sensibility then the US would be perfect? How could I have missed that? You’re right … I am off my game. 😀

  14. “Opps Rutherford ignored my question…”

    …and tiny violins play for Elric as he sits in his corner and pouts.

  15. “…and tiny violins play for Elric as he sits in his corner and pouts.”

    I guess you couldnt answer either about more thuggery from your racist thug in chief. 🙂

  16. To encourage self-reliance while still empathizing with the challenges of others … that is the way to go.

    Empathy is for losers and wusses. Let’s go with respect and see where that gets us. I dare say the difference in words is far from nuance.

  17. “R”,

    Oh … and LOL … if everyone had your political sensibility then the US would be perfect? How could I have missed that? You’re right … I am off my game.

    😮

    Well, okay. I’ll concede that once in a blue moon, and I mean very infrequently, I could be wrong. Pretty close to perfection, though. Except my wife would laugh out loud if she ever read my drivel here and at Chen’s.

    That is, after kicking my ass through the house first…

  18. “The “my burden is greater than your burden” competition is silly and fruitless.”

    So then you agree that the potential supreme court judge is out of line? Why won’t you concede that a person in her line of work should never be making sweeping generalizations like that. A judge!!!!?????

    Lastly, many black people have to fight for equal rights. Some however, plainly do not. As for Hispanics, many ARE white and identify as such. This crap that coming from one ethnic background automatically predisposes a person to have been some sort of American bad ass or American wimp is ridiculous.

  19. Elric,

    Are the words thug, thuggery, and thuggish your favorite words in the world? Are they scotch taped to your Speak and Spell?

  20. Damn…I was reading about that firefighter case in which no black guy passed so they scrapped the whole thing (thanks to Sonya)…I learned that one of the passing fire fighters suffers from dyslexia. He spent cash on getting all study materials on tape and logged in hours every night studying. That fricking hurts. I would be so damn embarrassed to be one of those black fire fighters. I wonder what their opinion on this is. Who knows? Maybe they think this is crap too?

  21. Except my wife would laugh out loud if she ever read my drivel here and at Chen’s.

    Well I don’t want to jinx anything but I must say Tex your behavior here has been exemplary compared to what went on in the Chamber. I won’t hazard a guess as to why and as I said, just pointing this out will probably lead to immediate deterioration. 🙂

  22. Damn Rabbit, you are behind on your reading dude. The case of the dyslexic guy was the centerpiece of the entire New Haven debacle. I’m already on record saying that the New Haven firefighters case offended even my idea of appropriate affirmative action.

    However, that being said, Sonia Sotomayor did exactly what you would have wanted her to do. She ignored sentiment about the dyslexic guy and she made her opinion based solely on precedent. Neither empathy nor emotion entered into her decision. How do you like blind justice now? 😉

  23. Empathy is for losers and wusses.

    Alfie that’s a bit severe and I’m beginning to wonder with the tone you’ve taken with me on a couple of comments whether you’re confusing me with Elric. 😀

    Just because I allow Sir Elric to pontificate undeterred on my blog does not mean I endorse anything he says. Just because I don’t answer all of his comments does not mean I endorse anything he says.

    And just to clear the air, especially for those who’ve “banned” Elric from their blogs, if and until Elric says something here that might open me up to some sort of legal liability, I will give him his forum. I am a firm believer that every man proves or disproves his point by what he says. If Elric plays the fool (as I think he sometimes does) I want it here in black and white for all to see. If Elric makes a sane, rational well presented point, that’s good too.

    By the way, Elric shot me an article in one of his comments on a thread long ago which quite impressed me. I am thinking about blogging about it in the near future. (And no, it was not from Jihad-watch … LOL)

  24. Elric while I’ve got you in the spotlight, I finally took a peek at your Weasel-zippers blog and the subtitle says it all:

    “Scouring the Bowels of the Internet so you Don’t Have To”

    How apropos!!! 🙂 😀 🙂 😀

  25. Why won’t you concede that a person in her line of work should never be making sweeping generalizations like that.

    Rabbit, I’ll concede what Sotomayor herself has been conceding during her meetings on Capital Hill today. Saying a Latina would make a “better” decision was a dumb ass comment. Sadly in our sound-bite world, it overshadowed anything else she had to say in the same piece. (I’m not surprised that the excerpt that I posted from that same speech got NO response from any of you … easier to moan about the one word “better” that pissed you off.)

  26. I swore I wouldn’t enter the Sotomayor fray because it’s a losing battle and we have bigger fish to fry.

    But I just have to say that she seems to have a habit of making “dumb ass” comments. I’m starting to think Uncle Joe Biden did the vetting on her.

  27. Rutheford,

    Well I don’t want to jinx anything but I must say Tex your behavior here has been exemplary compared to what went on in the Chamber.

    Now “R”… 🙂

    Well, I’m not sure that blog bride and her government employed, fatheaded hubby that came in her peppering Tex with insults before Tex had enough, and kicked their asses back to lollipop land would call my behavior exemplary.

    Let’s just say I kind of modify my posts to match the level of decorum and intellect. Ugly Kay and her Klan show back up and I’ll become a little more ‘entertaining’.

    Being that you’ve been rather light on the pinko propaganda and actually taken a stab at being more objective since ‘The One’ won the election, I’ve actually kind of enjoyed our more civil exchange.

    Besides, your wife obviously reads these, and I didn’t want the little woman to question what kind of scumbags you’ve been running with the last year. 😉

  28. And yet, you cant defend any of the accusations I make against your thug in chief.

    Your subtitle should say “Dodging the questions so you dont have to”

    Ohh and its not my blog.

    Heres another one for you to dodge. Why does your thug in chief and MSM feel more sorry for a murdered late term abortion doctor than a murdered soldier?

  29. Why does your thug in chief and MSM feel more sorry for a murdered late term abortion doctor than a murdered soldier?

    Oh Elric, you do NOT want to go down that road do you? Your “baby-killer-killer” was a member of the Freeman society which thinks that US laws don’t apply to them. Do you really want to align yourself with that dangerous crackpot?

    George Tiller was one of few doctors in this country willing to perform late term abortions. He did so only in consultation with another doctor who agreed the procedure was necessary. I’ll give you two examples of the kind of abortions Tiller used to do.

    11 year old girl hides that she’s pregnant because her sicko bastard father knocked her up. By the time she has the courage to deal with the situation, she’s already in the third trimester. Tiller is her doctor of last resort.

    In the third trimester, woman discovers fetus has died in her womb. Your extremist crackpot pro-lifers want her to carry the corpse to term. Tiller is willing to abort. How that can even be classified as an abortion is beyond me but your Randall Terry following ideologues think so.

    Sorry Elric … you don’t like abortion, get the laws changed. Until then, nobody gets to kill doctors who are legally performing their job. It doesn’t work that way in this country.

    And thanks to your dumb-ass ex President who got us into a war we didn’t need to fight, the list of murdered soldiers got so damn long that the shock and grief factor wore off. That’s what happens when you wage war. Soldiers become nothing more than playing pieces in a murder game.

  30. Sorry, Rutherford, but I’m going to have to hit you on this comment.

    Oh Elric, you do NOT want to go down that road do you? Your “baby-killer-killer” was a member of the Freeman society which thinks that US laws don’t apply to them. Do you really want to align yourself with that dangerous crackpot?

    Elric didn’t say anything about his personal abortion ideology in his comment. He called Tiller exactly what he was—a “late term abortion doctor.” Pointing out that fact hardly qualifies as aligning one’s self with Tiller’s killer, and it’s pretty unfair of you to accuse him of such. Unless you’d like for us to presume that you are aligning yourself with Pvt. Long’s killer.

    And thanks to your dumb-ass ex President who got us into a war we didn’t need to fight, the list of murdered soldiers got so damn long that the shock and grief factor wore off. That’s what happens when you wage war. Soldiers become nothing more than playing pieces in a murder game.

    Evidently you need to be reminded of the first World Trade Center bombing and, more to the point, the bombing of the USS Cole. Both of which were performed by Muslim extremists, and both of which took place before George W. Bush ever took office. Not to mention the fact that we were attacked on 9/11 before we got “into a war we didn’t need to fight,” based on foreign policies going all the way back to the 1970’s. So don’t even think about blaming our reputation in the Muslim world solely on Bush. That dog ain’t gonna hunt, bud. Not with anyone who is truthful about history, and that includes the Muslims who do it, too.

    Any way you slice it, it is irresponsible of Obama not to comment on the murder of a US serviceman on US soil by an Islamic extremist. That is a small list, that doesn’t happen every day. He is supposed to be their Commander-in-Chief. It would be nice if he acted like it.

    But instead, he is afraid to bring it up, because it might conflict with his attempt tomorrow to woo the Muslim world.

  31. In fact, to further defend Elric, a search of this entire page for the word “baby” (as in “baby-killer-killer”) shows that you are the only person to have said the word in any context.

    It would appear that abortion is a hot-topic issue with you. You might want to check your emotions a bit more before you click that Submit button. The debate competition around here is pretty sharp and unforgiving, these days.

  32. And Rutherford still didnt answer the question. Obama feels the need to address that a late term abortion doctor was murdered but not a peep about a soldier being murdered. Murdered on our home soil.

    Like it or not, one the jobs of president is being the commander in chief of the military. He couldnt even address the murder of one of his troops. And you said he cared deeply about the troops.

    I know he’s busy and all taking his wife on a date on the tax payers dime but geeeshh. He finds time everyday to get his face on camera. Could have should the same respect to the soldier that served under him. Disgusting.

  33. I owe Elric a partial apology. Let’s revisit his quote:

    “Why does your thug in chief and MSM feel more sorry for a murdered late term abortion doctor than a murdered soldier?”

    My bad for not being up on the latest news. From Elric’s statement I made no connection to the Long murder (a killing I heard about in passing but had not yet read up on). I thought he was making a generic reference to war dead and I definitely inferred that he felt Dr. Tiller’s death less worthy of mourning. So yes I am guilty of jumping down Elric’s throat based on an inference and misunderstanding. I apologize.

    Scott Roeder and Carlos Bledsoe belong in the same jail cell. Their ideology based murders are inexcusable.

    I don’t know why Obama commented on one and not the other. After a bit of Googling, I see that the conservative blogosphere has gone apeshit over Obama’s lack of response. Clearly Obama has made the wrong call on this.

  34. I know he’s busy and all taking his wife on a date on the tax payers dime but geeeshh.

    Elric, this kind of silliness is what consistently undermines your arguments.

    George W. Bush holds the all time record of any President taking vacation time. I’d have to look it up but I seem to remember him clocking in a good 30% of his time in office NOT in the office. So give the silly snide comments a rest. You have a valid issue with Obama not issuing a formal comment on William Long. Don’t torpedo your valid gripe with school girl sarcasm.

  35. Obama didn’t even comment about that soldier gunned down in America by an Islamic terrorist?

  36. Since we’re giving lessons in arguement, yours could use some work, too, Rutherford.

    Bush was still able to conduct the affairs of the nation from Camp David and Crawford, Texas.

    A better arguement would have been to point out that the Obama’s took their little jaunt to the Big Apple over the weekend, and Long was killed on Monday.

    Elric, next time use GM as your example of things occupying our President’s valuable time. After all, it’s difficult to run a country and all of its major (once) private indistries at the same time.

  37. Dead Rabbit: Nope. Our CEO-in-Chief hasn’t found the time to make an official statement on the murder of Pvt. Long.

    His murder happened on the same day Barack Obama was given control of 60% of GM. Need I say more?

  38. Rutherford, in response to the fire fighter case, I must admit that I’m totally ignorant to how she arrived at the decision.

  39. While there has been times where there was a precedent for blatant racism, it doesn’t mean that its constitutional.

  40. Obama didn’t even comment about that soldier gunned down in America by an Islamic terrorist?

    No, Rabbit, there are no news reports of any comments from Obama on this.

    But before we go talking about an Islamic terrorist, let’s get real. I referred to him in my earlier comment by his given name, Carlos Bledsoe. This is one dumb-ass brother who for who knows what reason, converted to Islam a few years ago. He spent most of his 23 years a non-Muslim and I am willing to bet the dude was off his rocker before his conversion …. probably one of the things that prompted his conversion.

    Now, I’m sure Elric will say that old Carlos was a God fearing saint of a fella before the teachings of Muhammed got a hold of him. I say he was and is a crazy-ass fool.

    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is an Islamic terrorist. Carlos Bledsoe is a crazy-ass fool.

  41. Wow. That terrorist spent time in Yemen too. Not a word. I’ve noticed it hasn’t even gotten much air play by the media. I assumed Obama had at least mentioned it.

    Did I read Ruthford correctly? The casualty rate in Iraq means that attacks on American soil are not even comment worthy?

    I’ve been out of the news loop as of late. Which is pretty obvious by my comments about last weeks news cycle (the fire fighter case).

  42. While we’re on the subject of CEO-in-Chief (btw Red Pill, you’re right a better argument for me would have been one of timing although I guarantee George wasn’t conducting any business out of Camp David … he could barely conduct business in the Oval Office) I am completely opposed to the car bailouts. Always have been. I heard someone say the other day that the market cap of GM is a fraction of that of Harley-Davidson. GM is not too big to fail.

    If saving GM etal put an end to the layoffs, I’d say maybe a good idea. But the layoffs continue. On this one, I can’t say much to defend Obama other than that I truly believe he does not want to “own” GM … he feels he has to.

  43. I have probably personally witnessed 30 people convert to Islam while incarcerated. Usually, heretical sects like the 5%ers or the Nation. But not all. Prisons are ripe for radicalization. Islam can give one instant protection, respect and a feeling of belonging to something outside the walls.

    Although, I have to admit, conversion to Islam, even the Nation, was usually a good thing when it came to security. Many stopped doing stupid shit.

    Conversion to Christianity was good too. If any you mofos get locked up, get real religious real quick. It can keep you safe, out of the gangs and off somebody’s lap.

  44. Rutherford, after converting the guy went to “study” in Yemen, and was on the FBI watch list for terrorism.

    He is on record as saying that, had there been more people standing outside of that recruiting station, he would have shot them all. There are now reports that he had maps and a list of other potential targets.

    He is indeed a crazy-ass fool. But make no mistake, he is also an Islamic terrorist who did what he did for the same reason every other terrorist (including Scott Roeder) does it—to make a political statement.

  45. Rabbit … thanks for the advice dude. One of my biggest fears of going to jail was getting some butt-action. Now using your tips, I can rest easy. 🙂

    Rabbit’s mention of Yemen and Red Pill’s mention of FBI list was the first I’d heard of it. This is JUST what we need now during the Gitmo debate. Now everyone will point to Carlos and say there are millions of impressionable (aka crazy-ass-fools) black men just waiting for released Gitmo detainees to enlist them. Jeesh, I’m tired already just thinking about the ensuing debate.

    By the way …. yaaaaaaaaay for the FBI terrorist watch list. See what good that did Pvt. William Long. 😦

  46. “Now everyone will point to Carlos and say there are millions of impressionable (aka crazy-ass-fools) black men just waiting for released Gitmo detainees to enlist them”

    Dude. It is 100% true. 100%.

  47. They are not all crazy and not all fools either.

    And while we’re at it, not all black either.

    Then again I have to admit I can’t quite picture Jasper from “dumb-f**k Arkansas” converting to Islam under any circumstances. Tough call. 😀

  48. In fact, you should be real freaked out Rutherford. You believe 14% of those impressionable (aka crazy-ass-fools) black men will already commit murder when they come out of prison anyways.

  49. Jasper from dumb-f**k Arkansas converts for exactly that reason. He’s Jasper and always seen as a dumb fuck.

  50. “Elric, next time use GM as your example of things occupying our President’s valuable time. After all, it’s difficult to run a country and all of its major (once) private indistries at the same time.”

    You are right. Just so many things to choose from the thug in chief

    “He spent most of his 23 years a non-Muslim and I am willing to bet the dude was off his rocker before his conversion …. probably one of the things that prompted his conversion.”

    Something we agree on. Thats why they have so many conversions in prison. islam has a major appeal to the disturbed and deranged.

  51. “Thats why they have so many conversions in prison. islam has a major appeal to the disturbed and deranged.”

    I by disturbed and deranged you mean insane, I disagree.

  52. Rutherford: Speaking of “the Gitmo debate,” you have raised an excelent point in support of the Right’s view, with this comment:

    “By the way …. yaaaaaaaaay for the FBI terrorist watch list. See what good that did Pvt. William Long”

    That is the same watch list from the same agency that would be charged with keeping tabs on all the terrorist detainees released from our domestic prisons, should we bring them over here.

    They couldn’t keep track of 1 guy. Why should we assume they can keep track of dozens?

    That is the debate you should prepare for.

  53. “Then again I have to admit I can’t quite picture Jasper from “dumb-f**k Arkansas” converting to Islam under any circumstances. Tough call”

    As an aside that you may find interesting. While it isn’t Arkansas, the largest consolidated Muslim population in the United States is in….Dearborn (not sure about that spelling), Michigan.

    (which isn’t to say they all converted, but I always found that interesting, and unexpected)

  54. Interesting little item today. I was watching the morning news and heard a story about a shopkeeper who was held up. When the shopkeeper pointed a gun at the thief, the thief said he needed money and food for his family. The shopkeeper gave him $40.00 and a loaf of bread and told him not to rob anyone again. The quote that I heard was that he said “if you needed help, you could have just asked me”.

    I immediately said to myself, now THAT is what Christianity is supposed to look like. Well guess what (Elric)? The shopkeeper turned out not to be Christian at all. He was a Muslim.

    The story from the Associated Press can be found here.

    While I cannot source it, my wife heard somewhere today that only 20% of the world’s Muslims live in violent radicalized countries. The remainder (in places like Indonesia) live peaceful non-headline-making lives. Something to think about.

  55. The remainder (in places like Indonesia) live peaceful non-headline-making lives. Something to think about.

    Yeah. Peaceful like Bali, Indonesia Rutherford?

    ——————————–

    Here’s a little fact that Rutherford doesn’t want you to hear about George the Baby Killer Tiller and his 60,000 abortions in 35+ years of infanticide. Mind you, less than six months work, and this only a handful that he performed during a particular period. Note the reasons and viability of the baby.

    But let us all mourn the butcher of Wichita.

    On July 22, 2003, Tiller performed an about on a 14 year old patient who was 26 weeks pregnant, relying on a diagnosis of Anxiety Disorder Not Otherwise Specified or Adjustmen Disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood.

    On July 22, 2003, Tiller performed an abortion on a patient who was 29 weeks pregnant, reporting the fetus as being not viable but not having any basis for the determination. Nor was their any determination of what health problem in the mother that supposedly necessitated the abortion.

    On July 8, 2003, tiller performed an abortion on a 10-year old patient who was 28 weeks pregnant. The girl had been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, Single Episode.

    On July 8, 2003, tiller performed an abortion on a 28-weeks pregnant woman without determining fetal viability. There was no note of any medical condition of the mother.

    On July 15, 2003, Tiller performed an abortion on a 15-year-old girl who was 28 weeks pregnant. She had a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder, Single Episode.

    On July 15, 2003, Tiller performed an abortion on a patient who was 28 weeks pregnant. There was no note of any medical condition of the mother.

    On November 18, 2003, Tiller performed an abortion on a 16-year-old who was 29 weeks pregnant. She had a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder, Single Episode.

    On November 18, 2003, Tiller did an abortion on a patient who was 29 weeks pregnant, without any basis for the abortion documented.

    On July 30, 2003, Tiller performed an abotion on a 19-year-old patient who was 27 weeks pregnant, relying on a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder, Single Episode.

    On July 30, 2003, Tiller performed an abortion on a patient who was 27 weeks pregnant, diagnosing the fetus as non-viable but with no indication of how this was supposedly determined.

    On August 19, 2003, Tiller performed an abortion on a 22-year-old patient who was 31 weeks pregnant, relying on a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder, Single Episode.

    On August 19, 2003, Tiller performed an abortion on a patient who was 31 weeks pregnant, without any documentation of what the supposed medical justification was.

    On August 5, 2003, Tiller performed an abortion on a 15-year-old girl who was 26 weeks pregnant, based on a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder, Single Episode.

  56. Tex, you’ll have to elaborate on Bali as well. My very cursory research shows it to be primarily Hindu unlike most of Indonesia.

    Oh, while I am at it, Tex I tell you the same thing I told Elric. You don’t like abortion, get the laws changed. Until then you don’t go killing people who are doing their legal job.

  57. Dead Rabbit: “Red Pill, thats my hood. Why do you find that so weird?”

    Nothing against that area. I don’t know much about sociology and why migrants congregate where they do (assuming that is who is the primary makeup of Muslims in that area), but if I didn’t know and were asked, Dearborn, Michigan wouldn’t be high up on my list of guesses. I don’t really have an answer as to why.

    (My mother-in-law is from the UP. She arrives at my house tomorrow for 2 weeks. Feel free to break out the violins for me.)

    I’d have a lot of guesses on the East Coast, and then I’d have to remind myself that immigrants don’t go through Ellis Island anymore.

    Just curious if you have any opinion (or knowledge) as to why they have congregated there as opposed to any other place?

  58. Oh, while I am at it, Tex I tell you the same thing I told Elric. You don’t like abortion, get the laws changed. Until then you don’t go killing people who are doing their legal job.

    Ah, now I remember why I didn’t like Rutherford…the source is not operation rescue, but a large part of the charges filed against Tiller at his trial. Why don’t you morally justify those abortions for us Rutherford. That was before Tiller bought off many Dims with his millions, including the gawd awful Kathleen Sebelius. The fact that amoral shrew is now HHS is an abomination.

    I in no way condone Tiller’s killing. He should have been remembered as a butcher, and people like you should be remembered as begin complicit in applauding 60,000 of his butcherings.

    The blogger who still seethes about slavery though he never experienced it, has no problem with 1MM abortions a year, including an inordinate number of black babies. I do find that ironic…

  59. Tex, you’ll have to elaborate on Bali as well. My very cursory research shows it to be primarily Hindu unlike most of Indonesia.

    Who cares whether Bali Hindu or not? Various members of Jemaah Islamiyah (Islamic) carried out the bombings. I don’t call that living in peace and non-headline-making living, do you?

  60. “While I cannot source it, my wife heard somewhere today that only 20% of the world’s Muslims live in violent radicalized countries. The remainder (in places like Indonesia) live peaceful non-headline-making lives. Something to think about.”

    Really? Name 10 islamic countries you would live openly as a Jewish person. And dont give me the ol spin that you arent Jewish. Im asking as a hypothetical situation. Name 10 you would feel comfortable living openly as a Jewish person.

  61. Elric, hate to disappoint you but Obama gave a shoutout to the Copts in today’s Cairo speech.

    What condiment would you like for me to put on your crow?

  62. He must have heard their plea. Im actually impressed that he did in his pandering. Now when will a major islamic leader do the same and apologize for its misdeeds?

    but did Obama unseal his grades from Havard? Thats the important question.

  63. “Interesting little item today. I was watching the morning news and heard a story about a shopkeeper who was held up. When the shopkeeper pointed a gun at the thief, the thief said he needed money and food for his family. The shopkeeper gave him $40.00 and a loaf of bread and told him not to rob anyone again. The quote that I heard was that he said “if you needed help, you could have just asked me”.

    I immediately said to myself, now THAT is what Christianity is supposed to look like. Well guess what (Elric)? The shopkeeper turned out not to be Christian at all. He was a Muslim.”

    This is too funny.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/06/04/2009-06-04_mohammad_sohail_store_owner_who_took_pity_on_robber_busted_for_selling_illegal_d.html

    You are right Rutherford, he was a muslim. 🙂

  64. “On July 8, 2003, tiller performed an abortion on a 10-year old patient who was 28 weeks pregnant. The girl had been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, Single Episode.”

    OK, I’d like to know who here advocates that a 10-year old carry a baby full term? Any takers want to give that arguement a shot?

  65. Im talking about apologizing for all the misdeeds of islam like obama is doing for the US and the west. But you knew that. Let some major islamic leader come to a Western capital and apologize. Will one do that?

  66. 35. Tex Taylor | June 3, 2009 at 10:36 am
    oops…spell your name right. That would be Mr. Rutherford Lawson.

    36. Tex Taylor | June 3, 2009 at 10:37 am
    Gad her…here.

    Some classic posts from the spelling Nazi.

    And I guess Tex doesn’t want to take a shot at defending the arguement he took the 10 seconds to copy and paste. He must be too busy inspecting our spelling.

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