Archive for December 7, 2009

Lets put it out there

Posted: December 7, 2009 by datechguy in personal
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I’m going to be gone for most of the day so I don’t have time to post anything long on this subject so I will be brief and to the point.

I’ve called Robert Stacy McCain my friend, I don’t do that lightly, there is a difference between friends and acquaintances.

I call Robert Stacy friend and that call stands, if people don’t like that or are offended by it, so be it!

and the people there who are producing more carbon in one meeting that 60 countries in a year then look at these clips from the Yes Minister Episode The Moral Dimension.

What the defends of Copenhagen really need is Sir Humphrey

This cartoon that I’ve used before explains the mindset too:

Liberalism defined!

Speaking of seeing what you want to see here is the headline from Channel 12 news:

Professor Dies After Stabbing at Binghamton University

And the story that followed:

A Binghamton University professor is dead tonight after being stabbed by an anthropology student.

It happened around 1:45 pm Friday in the Science 1 Building on campus.

This is video of the hallway where the incident happened.

A witness tells Action News that an older male graduate student entered the office of professor Richard Antoun and then stabbed him.

A seemingly senseless murder but lets look at another headline on the same subject from a different source:

Saudi Arabian student charged with killing prof

And the story:

A Binghamton University graduate student from Saudi Arabia was charged with killing a professor emeritus in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies.

Abdulsalam al-Zahrani was charged Saturday with stabbing to death Richard Antoun last Friday in his office at the update New York university.

Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen said in a statement that there is no indication of a religious or ethnic motivation, according to reports.

Antoun, 77, had conducted research in Jordan, Lebanon and Iran, according to reports.

What is the connection? Mark Steyn provides it:

Another Case of PTSD?

…and this time the poor guy’s not even in the military! From Channel 12 WBNG:

A Binghamton University professor is dead tonight after being stabbed by an anthropology student.

That’s one way of putting it. Another is that Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani killed Richard T Antoun, author of Understanding Fundamentalism: Christian, Islamic and Jewish Movements.

What is amazing is many of the same people who insist Global Warming is a clear and present danger look at the repeated evidence of the dangers of radical Islamists and discount it utterly.

The story doesn’t rate a mention on memeorandum, Pam Geller noticed, but then again she always does and makes this observation concerning the murder of this convert to Judaism:

There will be no coverage of this, yet again. If it were a white guy killing a black professor, or a Jewish guy killing a muslim, they would be clubbing us like baby seals with it.

Take a look at the photo, this wasn’t some kid either this guy was MY age. No wonder the Yale people are terrified.

Three choices: submit, convert or die. If you aren’t going to resist, then make your choice.

Update: Michelle discovers it today in my own local paper (we have two), no word on why it’s in the “money” section.

Update 2: Just had lunch at the Diner at the corner. It was on the front page of the print edition.

…but enough about the birth of my older brother.

It is also happens to be Pearl Harbor day and there are still a few fellows who have unpleasant memories of the day:

Dabrowski is one of more than 15 Pearl Harbor survivors known to be living in the Rochester area. Some share a strong conviction that this date has a lesson of great relevance today — that a nation must be ever vigilant — and that the carnage of Dec. 7 in Hawaii is an unsettling reminder of the horrors of war.

Dabrowski was stationed on one of the battleships — the USS Maryland, which was hit by bombs but ready for a return to service in less than three months.

Now 92, Dabrowski’s recollection of the past has faded somewhat with time. But the shock of seeing 181 Japanese fighters and dive bombers fill the skies remains a haunting memory.

This began America’s official entry into World War II. My father, my father in law and most of my male relatives of his age fought in that war.

It was a war that we were unofficially aiding the allies before the first bomb dropped, a war where we had as one ally a government that was not only corrupt but even more murderous than the Nazi’s and a war that changed both the Germans and the Japanese who 65 years later STILL have American Troops on their shores.

How would the history of the last six decades be different if the same debates over the war and the same “morality” that those who are in a rush to leave where we are fighting now where in power back then?

Would Germany and Japan have re-armed and looked for revenge? Would there have been a 3rd world war with actual fighting rather than the cold version we fought?

There is a cost to American dominance and sometimes it’s annoying, but there is also a serious benefit that people forget. If we decide as a nation we will no longer pay it, we will enjoy both the savings and the costs of that decision.