Burn the Iran Flag!Burn the Iranian Flag!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Yes, we liberated Iraq...for THIS?????

When Rand Abdel-Qader, 17, told her closest friend that she was in love from the moment she set eyes on the young British soldier working alongside her in Basra, and she dreamed of a future with him.

It was an innocent infatuation but five months after Rand, a student of English at Basra University, met Paul, a 22-year-old soldier posted to southern Iraq, she was dead. She was stamped on, suffocated and stabbed by her father. Several brutal knife wounds punctured her slender, bruised body - from her face to her feet. He had done it, he proclaimed to the neighbours who soon gathered round, to 'cleanse his honour'.

And as Rand was put into the ground, without ceremony, her uncles spat on her covered corpse because she had brought shame on the family. Her crime was the worst they could possibly imagine - she had fallen in love with a British soldier and dared to talk to him in public.

Rand was murdered last month. That the relationship was innocent was no defence. She had been seen conversing intimately with Paul. It was enough to condemn her, because he was British, a Christian, 'the invader', and the enemy. The two met while he was helping to deliver relief aid to displaced families in the city and she was working as a volunteer. They continued to meet through their relief work in the following months.

Rand last saw Paul in January, two months before her death. It was only on 16 March that her father, Abdel-Qader Ali, learned of their friendship. He was told by a friend, who worked closely with police, that Rand had been seen with Paul at one of the places they both worked as volunteers. Enraged, he headed straight home to demand an explanation from his daughter.

'When he entered the house, his eyes were bloodshot and he was trembling,' said Rand's mother, Leila Hussein, tears streaming down her face as she recalled her daughter's murder. 'I got worried and tried to speak to him but he headed straight for our daughter's room and he started to yell at her.'

'He asked if it was true that she was having an affair with a British soldier. She started to cry. She was nervous and desperate. He got hold of her hair and started thumping her again and again.

'I screamed and called out for her two brothers so they could get their father away from her. But when he told them the reason, instead of saving her they helped him end her life,' she said.

She said Ali used his feet to press down hard on his own daughter's throat until she was suffocated. Then he called for a knife and began to cut at her body. All the time he was calling out that his honour was being cleansed.

'I just couldn't stand it. I fainted.' recalled Leila. 'I woke up in a blur later with dozens of neighbours at home and the local police.'

According to Leila, her husband was initially arrested. 'But he was released two hours later because it was an "honour killing". And, unfortunately, that is something to be proud of for any Iraqi man.'

At the police station where the father was held Sergeant Ali Jabbar told The Observer last week: 'Not much can be done when we have an "honour killing" case. You are in a Muslim society and women should live under religious laws.

This is a retarded culture. By "retarded," I don't mean the mentally disabled. No, this culture wills itself to be held back by a medieval cult of death. What possesses a father to murder his own child is beyond me, and to have the brothers take part in such an act, it disgusts me beyond belief.

Tell me again, why we liberated these people, only to have their own families terrorize them and kill them?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fuck the earth day

Monday, April 21, 2008

Humbled at Walter Reed
By Kevin Cullen
Globe Columnist / April 21, 2008

WASHINGTON - In the rehabilitation unit at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where every day is Patriots Day, there are nine "Rehab Rules" on the wall and the first commandment is: Share Your Story.

And so they do.

"I was riding shotgun in a Humvee and it came right through the door," Sergeant Ken Butler, 82d Airborne, was saying. "My right arm was almost sheared off. The charge entered the right side of my chest and it came out the left. I woke up a couple of weeks later."

When he woke up, he was in Walter Reed, 6,200 miles from the road near Baghdad where he got hit, and his right arm was gone.

He is 28 years old. How he survived, nobody knows. A chunk of molten metal went right through him.

"I was kind of out of it at first," Butler said, smiling. "I thought they had my arm on ice and were going to put it back on."

It's easy to pick out the New Englanders. They wear Red Sox hats. Butler's from Braintree. Sergeant First Class Ceamus McDermott is from Barnstable, but he's SFG - Special Forces Group - out of Springfield. Five months ago, he was jumping out of a truck in Afghanistan with a 50-caliber round in his hand when he fell.

"Damn thing went off," McDermott said.

Even if they had been able to find his right index finger, they wouldn't have been able to reattach it.

"To be honest," he said, "I was more [expletive] they pulled me out of country than I was having my finger blown off."

McDermott is 30 years old. What happened to him was as threatening to his career as a concert pianist wrecking his hand.

But he shrugs and says he'll get better.

There are 160 inpatients at Walter Reed.

There are 700 outpatients, what they call the Warrior Transition Brigade, trying to get back to where they were before Iraq and Afghanistan. Captain Sarah Mitsch, a Weymouth girl, is an occupational therapist and works with amputees. She was in Iraq, as was Major Matt St. Laurent, a therapist from New Hampshire, and so they carry an unspoken bond with the wounded warriors they tend.

"Some guys, we start from scratch," St. Laurent said. "We've got young soldiers who can't dress themselves."

St. Laurent looked around.

"It's an honor to work with these guys," he said softly, almost to himself.

Off to the side, a young soldier, one leg missing, the other a mangled mess, tried to negotiate a tight space in his wheelchair. He kept backing up, then moving forward, like his car was stuck in snow. He didn't curse, but it sure looked like he wanted to. He looked like he was 15.

Coming face to face with the cost of war, it is easy to get angry.

Angry that so many honorable men and women will never be the same.

Angry that almost everybody in the White House and Congress who put these soldiers in a position to lose a limb or a chunk of their minds never had any intention of allowing their own flesh and blood to shed a drop overseas.

But anger isn't the emotion you feel walking around Walter Reed. Humility is a better word.

If you are not a soldier, if you don't love or know a soldier, you will never in a million years understand this, but many of the soldiers here would give anything to get back to their units.

Many have given an arm and a leg and they'd give the other one to get back.

McDermott talks like it's only a matter of time.

We were sitting in the cafeteria, having lunch, and I pointed out that his trigger finger was missing.

"What would you shoot with?" I asked.

Sergeant Ceamus McDermott smiled.

And then he flashed his middle finger.

If you're Special Forces, you can shoot.

Apparently, Kevin Cullen just got called out. Sergeant McDermott had more guts, courage and moxie in his now missing trigger finger than Cullen the flying piece of shit ever had in his whole body.

Journalists join the profession because they got beat up a lot as children. But apparently, not hard enough.

no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, NOOOO!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

They got it all wrong.

As usual, the idiots at the Village Voice got it all wrong.

Charles Johnson isn't a right wing blogger. He's anti-jihad, to be certain, but he's not right wing. He uses conservatives as a means to increase his fame, but he has nothing but scorn for conservatives. His favorite term for them is Nazis. Don't believe my word for it.
Check out his blog for yourself. Then get back to me.

State supported assholes

Brought to you by the University of Maine at Farmington.

This University, led by a living mummy, Theo Kalikow allowed an "artist" to place American flags on the ground for students to walk on. One outraged vet stood his ground, joined by one student who wasn't afraid to stand against the administration.

This is what you learn in a liberal arts college. No wonder we can't seem to turn the corner in higher education anymore.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

On Jimmy Carter AKA the Rabbit Hunter, By Ed Koch

When he ran for reelection, he asked me to campaign for him in 1980 - I was by then Mayor of New York City -- and I said that I would vote for him, but not campaign for him because he was then engaging in hostile acts towards Israel. I was popular with the Jewish community and when I would not campaign for him unless he changed his position, he called me to his hotel in New York when attending a fundraiser and said, "You have done me more damage than any man in America." I felt proud then, and even more today, since we now know what a miserable president he was then and the miserable human being he is now as he prepares to meet with Hamas.

This from Ed Koch, former Mayor of New York City, speaking of Jimmy Carter.

Here's the link

Paging Dean Wormer...

Ted Kennedy needs some Dean Wormer advice...

Ah, the Kennedys. It's peckerheads like him that give good Irish drunks a bad name.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Gotta Love it. Hulu.com

Lotta good stuff!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Obama, you mama

Pretty much tells me all I need to know about Barack Hussein Obama, yeah, I stole it.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen, Barack Hussein Obama

“And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

This shameless fuck wants to be President? Ladies and gentlemen of "Small town America," he's talking about you.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Randi Rhodes Resigns From Air America After Anti-Clinton Rant

Randi Rhodes, the radio talk show host who was suspended last week from Air America after going on an obscenity-laced tirade against Hillary Clinton and one of her prominent supporters, has resigned.

Mark Green, president of Air America Media, told FOXNews.com that Rhodes terminated her contract Wednesday after she refused to apologize on air for her remarks.


Good Fucking Riddance. Hope you drown in your next booze-addled night out.


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

A Senator without a fucking clue

Senator Jay Fucking Rockefeller (Shithead-WV) Link

Rockefeller criticized Sen. John McCain, the presumed Republican nominee for president. "Senator McCain does have a temper. But today, he speaks in a monotone on the campaign trail."

Rockefeller believes McCain has become insensitive to many human issues. "McCain was a fighter pilot, who dropped laser-guided missiles from 35,000 feet. He was long gone when they hit.

"What happened when they [the missiles] get to the ground? He doesn't know. You have to care about the lives of people. McCain never gets into those issues."

Senator Fuckhead, maybe you don't get it, cause you're so busy counting your dirty money, but McCain gave more for this nation than the rest of your fucking family. I cannot believe that you would insult a true (not a Kerryesque) war hero who bled and was broken in service to his country. You, Mr. Rockefeller, are exactly the reason for what is wrong with this country.

As a final note, Fuck you and your whole family.

Marine and taxi driver in Iraq

This is funny as hell.