I received this via email, and thought I'd share. Not sure who the author is.
I used to know a man whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War Two. They owned a number of large industries and estates. I asked him how many German people were true Nazis, and the answer he gave has stuck with me and guided my attitude toward fanaticism ever since."Very few people were true Nazis "he said,"but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories."
We are told again and again by "experts" and "talking heads" that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.
The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history.It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals.
The hard quantifiable fact is that the "peaceful majority" is the "silent majority" and it is cowed and extraneous.
Communist Russia comprised Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.
China's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.
The average Japanese individual prior to World War 2 was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.
And, who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery.Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were "peace loving"?
History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:
Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.
Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awake one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.
As for us who watch it all unfold; we must pay attention to the only group that counts; the fanatics who threaten our way of life.
Lastly, I wish to add: At the risk of offending someone, I sincerely think that anyone who rejects this as just another political rant, or doubts the seriousness of this issue or just deletes it without sending it on, is part of the problem.
Lets quit laughing at and forwarding the jokes and cartoons which denigrate and ridicule our leaders in this war against terror. They are trying to protect the interests and well being of the US and it's citizens.
Best we support the military.
31 March 2007
I received this via email, and thought I'd share. Not sure who the author is.
27 March 2007
As the Pelosi Democrats attempt to steer the debate on Iraq and the war on terror away from President Bush's approach, it is useful to examine the premises behind the liberal Democratic understanding of the war on terror. So far the Democrats have been successful in faulting the president's admittedly-flawed approach. But there is no advantage in trading one bad model for another. Here, then, is my critique of some of the major elements of the liberal explanation for "why they hate us."
All this has been spoken about, written about, and discussed ad infinitum, but Dinesh d'Souza always puts things in persepctive.
Posted by concretebob at 8:00 AM
THOMPSON: Didn't Dick Wolf Prep With W?
Declared Mitt Romney supporter Paul Mirengoff of Power Line opens his thoughts on Fred Thompson admitting "right now Thompson appears more electable than Romney." Mirengoff explains: "In a sense, then, Thompson looks like the perfect blend of the Allen/Frist/Romney/Gingrich and McCain/Giuliani "factions." He seems to combine the conservatism of the former cluster with at least some of the popularity and stature of the latter pairing."
More Mirengoff: "Millions of Americans see Thompson exercise sound judgment every week as the district attorney on "Law and Order." I'm reliably informed that the show's creator, Dick Wolf, developed the persona of this fictional D.A. specifically for Thompson, and that the actor/politician protects his image by pushing back when he thinks his lines don't portray him in the proper light."
Fred Thompson has the potential to become the next Ronald Reagan, IMHO. He's articulate, he speaks frankly, and he has recognition.
With a running mate like J C Watts, or Michael Steele, I believe it would be a lock.
Posted by concretebob at 1:05 AM
26 March 2007
25 March 2007
Two illegal aliens are now suing imprisoned Texas Deputy Sheriff Gilmer Hernandez for injuries from shell fragments that struck them as the officer shot at the tires of a van in which they escaped from a routine traffic stop.
Hernandez was sentenced last week to one-year plus one-day in federal prison for criminally violating the civil rights of the illegal aliens who were in a van that attempted to run over Hernandez after a traffic stop April 14, 2005, in Rocksprings, Texas. As WND reported, the federal government had recommended a seven-year prison term.
The lawyer for Deputy Hernandez said...Homeland Security "puts undue pressure on the border law enforcement officers, telling them that they are our nation's frontline of defense against another terrorist attack in New York or Washington."
"But if you make one single mistake, you may be prosecuted, sent to federal prison, and bankrupt in a civil suit," he said.
A deputy sheriff is convicted of criminally violating the "civil rights" of two "ILLEGAL ALIENS".
Two Border Patrol agents are convicted for shooting a known drug trafficker, who was granted immunity by the Federal government, in return for his testimony against the Border Patrol agents.
Is it just me, or is there a pattern developing here?
Illegal aliens don't have civil rights. Only citizens have civil rights under the Constitution.
If we continue to prosecute our LEO's for doing their job, pretty soon, they'll stop doing it. Call me crazy, but that doesn't seem like a good thing. When we run out of decent people willing to "stand the fence" to protect us from the criminal element intent on getting into this country, we cease to be a Nation of laws, and begin the slide into anarchy. Frankly, that would probably be the best thing. At least if there are no laws, we can react appropriately to any threat, without fear of being prosecuted like the LEO's.
A word of advice to the "powers that be":
STOP THIS CRAP NOW!!!
One last note:
Rodriguez-Garcia and Garcia-Perez (the two illegals) are represented by James D. Doyle, III, of the law firm Kuhn, Doyle & Kuhn, P.C., in Austin, Texas.
Maybe this law firm needs a lesson in civic responsibility and manners.
Posted by concretebob at 10:10 AM
24 March 2007
The first comes from Mark Alexander...editor of Patriot Post, aka The Federalist Patriot. (Link to the Patriot Post is in the sidebar, link to the column is in the title.)
The second comes via FreeRepublic and is part of a column by Bob Novak.
This should be interesting friends. I've always liked Senator Thompson; his acting, (favorite line from the movie Flight of the Intruder: "I guess you know, now is the time to come to Jesus") and his politics.
I've always felt that if he had been allowed to press the China/Clinton connection, we'd be seeing the Shrew in a different light.
Posted by concretebob at 10:00 AM
23 March 2007
21 March 2007
Dennis Miller launches a 3 hour radio talk show on Monday 26 March. He's up against Glenn for 2 hours and Rush for an hour. I like Dennis.
I actually had the pleasure of meeting him at Walter Reed.
He was visiting the wounded. (This would be a really good spot for a picture)
Posted by concretebob at 11:45 PM
OK...I added to this on the front end...
Here's what I'd like everyone who reads this to do:
Email Elisabeth Hasselbeck at the View, and give her some encouragement.
This young Lady puts up with a lot from those other three cows and I have to tell ya, she is fighting a disease. Liberalism is a disease. It's a virus that creeps in and works from the inside. It lulls you with false hopes and visions of Utopia.
Ms. Hasselbeck needs all the support she can get. Link to email is in the title.
No thats not a misspelling. Every time this cow opens her mouth, all I hear is "ribbit, ribbit, ribbit"...
Now she claims WTC 7 was brought down by Bushco, because the building contained the records relating to Enron and Worldcom...Hello!!?? MacCauliffe was the one who made all the money with Worldcom, so it must have been the DNC that ordered the building demolished.
"The first steel building in history to burn down." is what she's using as her proof.
Hey, you moron, if I take 30,000 lbs of JP1 and throw it at a building with a force equal to 500 mph, I garontee I can make concrete burn.
I don't know why I waste my bandwidth writing about this fat socialist pig.
After all, just like my boy Ron White says, "You can walk into a plastic surgeon's office and say I want those tits on that woman, but
You can't fix stupid"
Posted by concretebob at 3:27 PM
The General Contractor is buying lunch!!! Brock's BBQ Catering truck just rolled up on the job site..now that's good eatin'...free lunch...I Love America!!!!!!!
Pulled Pork BBQ, BBQ Chicken, corn on the cob, cole slaw, and baked beans. Sweet tea on the side...sauce to die for, but mine's better...
Posted by concretebob at 11:36 AM
20 March 2007
March 20, 2007
Over the weekend, several thousand military veterans and their supporters who back President Bush's war effort in Iraq turned out from around the country for the "Gathering of Eagles," so named by its organizers. They waved flags. They bore "spit shields." They carried banners of support for Iraq's fledgling government. In the current domestic political climate, that's a story. It's a countercultural story -- counter-media narrative, counter-opinion poll and certainly counter-climate for much of today's debate in Washington.
We can't know the crowd numbers for certain, and the conflicting numbers and reports show it. Private police estimates obtained by this newspaper figured on 10,000 to 20,000 anti-war protesters answered by counterprotesters numbering in the thousands -- "a large group of war supporters and military veterans waving American flags," wrote our reporter. The Washington Post counted "several thousand vets" in car caravans and buses. The New York Times called them "an unusually large contingent" -- although "large" for the NYT is "several hundred," sourced to anti-war regulars. The counterprotesters claim that they numbered 30,000. And, as is the norm, the National Park Service won't touch this one with a ten-foot pole. "The National Park Service never gives any estimate. It cannot be attributed to us. It is made up," said spokesman Bill Line. Into the numbers do protesters of every stripe pour their hopes and desires.
Forget the numbers game for a moment. Consider the substance. These military-vet counterprotesters are now swimming directly against the tides of public opinion and against the Democratic congressional leadership. Convinced of withdrawal's wrongness, they don't care that the latest CNN poll numbers show that only 35 percent of respondents support the Iraq war. Their banners bore messages like these: "Peace Through Superior Firepower" and "Marked for Death if We Cut and Run Now," over the once-famous, now-neglected photo of a purple-fingered Iraqi voter. Or the familiar and harder-edged statement: "Vietnam Vets Against Kerry." These messages were wildly popular four years ago. Today they are decidedly countercultural.
If a man's or woman's political measure is to be taken by constancy and resolve in service of heartfelt conviction (and we certainly think so), then the actions of these veterans and their supporters -- and countless others like them -- speak for themselves.
Posted by concretebob at 9:52 AM
19 March 2007
“Democrats have leapt on reports of mold, rats and bureaucratic hurdles at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as further proof of President George Bush’s failed war policies.
To the contrary, the problems at Walter Reed are further proof of the Democrats’ failed domestic policies—to wit, the civil service rules that prevent government employees from ever being fired. (A policy that also may account for Robert Byrd’s longevity as a U.S. senator.) Thanks to the Democrats, government employees have the world’s most complicated set of job protection rules outside of the old East Germany. Oddly enough, this has not led to a dynamic workforce in the nation’s capital.
Noticeably, the problems at Walter Reed are not with the doctors or medical care. The problems are with basic maintenance at the facility. Unless U.S. Army generals are supposed to be spraying fungicide on the walls and crawling under beds to set
rattraps, the slovenly conditions at Walter Reed are not their fault. The military is nominally in charge of Walter Reed, but—because of civil service rules put into place by Democrats—the maintenance crew can’t be fired. If the general ‘in charge’ can’t fire the people not doing their jobs, I don’t know why he is being held responsible for them not doing their jobs. You will find the exact same problems anyplace market forces have been artificially removed by the government and there is a total absence of incentives, competition, effective oversight, cost controls and so on. It’s almost like a cause-and-effect thing.” —Ann Coulter
Posted by concretebob at 12:28 PM
Subject: General Hawley
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 17:57:48 -0700
For those who don't know General Hawley, he's a newly retired USAF 4-Star General. He commanded the USAF Air Combat Command [our front-line fighters and bombers]. The Command headquarters is at Langley AFB, VA. General Hawley is now retired and no longer required to be politically correct. His short speech is very much to the point.
The following are excerpts:
Since the attack [9-11], I have seen, heard, and read thoughts of such surpassing stupidity that they must be addressed. You've heard them too. Here they are:
1. "We're not good, they're not evil, everything is relative."
Listen carefully: We're good, they're evil, nothing is relative.
Say it with me now and free yourselves. You see, folks, saying "We're good" doesn't mean, "We're perfect." Okay? The only perfect being is the bearded guy on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The plain fact is that our country has, with all our mistakes and blunders, always been and always will be the greatest beacon of freedom, charity, opportunity, and affection in history. If you need proof, open all the borders on Earth and see what happens.
2 "Violence only leads to more violence."
This one is so stupid you usually have to be the president of an Ivy League university to say it. Here's the truth, which you know in your heads and hearts already: ineffective, unfocused violence leads to more violence. Limp, panicky, half-measures lead to more violence. However, complete, fully thought-through, professional, well-executed violence never leads to more violence because, you
see, afterwards, the other guys are all dead. That's right, dead.
Not "on trial," not "reeducated," not "nurtured back into the bosom of love." Dead. D-E-A-D
Well, you get the idea.
3. "The CIA and the rest of our intelligence community have failed us."
For 25 years we have chained our spies like dogs to a stake in the ground, and now that the house has been robbed, we yell at them for not protecting us. Starting in the late seventies, under Carter appointee Stansfield Turner, the giant brains who get these giant ideas decided that the best way to gather international intelligence was to use spy satellites. After all, (they reasoned,) you can see a license plate from 200 miles away. This is very helpful if you've been attacked by a license plate. Unfortunately, we were attacked by humans. Finding humans is not possible with satellites. You have to ! use other humans.
When we bought all our satellites, we fired all our humans, and here's the really stupid part. It takes years, decades to infiltrate new humans into the worst places of the world. You can't just have a guy who looks like Gary Busey in a Spring Break '93 sweatshirt plop himself down in a coffee shop in Kabul and say "Hiya, boys. Gee, I sure would like to meet that bin Laden fella."
Well, you can, but all you'd be doing is giving the bad guys a story they'll be telling for years.
4 "These people are poor and helpless, and that's why they're angry at us."
Uh-huh, and Jeffrey Dahmer's frozen head collection was just a desperate cry for help. The terrorists and their backers are richer than Elton John and, ironically, a good deal less annoying. The poor helpless people, you see, are the villagers they tortured and murdered to stay in power. Mohammed Atta, one of the evil scumbags
who steered those planes into the killing grounds is the son of a Cairo surgeon.
But you knew this, too. In the sixties and seventies, all the pinheads marching against the war were upper-middle-class college kids who grabbed any cause they could think of to get out of their final papers and spend more time drinking. It's the same today.
5 "Any profiling is racial profiling."
Who's killing us here, the Norwegians? Just days after the attack, the New York Times had an article saying dozens of extended members of the gazillionaire bin Laden family living in America were afraid of reprisals and left in a huff, never to return to studying at Harvard and using too much Drakkar. I'm crushed. Please
come back. Let's all stop singing "We Are the World" for a minute and think practically. I don't want to be sitting on the floor in the back of a plane four seconds away from hitting Mt. Rushmore and turn, grinning, to the guy next to me to say, "Well, at least we didn't offend them."
SO HERE'S what I resolve for the New Year:
Never to forget our murdered brothers and sisters.
Never to let the relativists get away with their immoral thinking.
After all, no matter what your daughter's political science professor says, we
didn't start this.
Have you seen that bumper sticker that says, "No More Hiroshimas?"
I wish I had one that says, No More Pearl Harbors.
Posted by concretebob at 8:36 AM
18 March 2007
I hope Fred D. Thompson from Tennessee is serious about the Republican nomination.
I was leaning towards Mitt Romney, until the news about Senator Thompson broke.
Now, I have to go with the Southerner.
and don't you think we should know the full ticket before we decide who will run?
General Peter Pace, Chairman Joint Chiefs, thinks homosexuality is immoral.
He's right, according to the King's James Version of the Bible. He's also the first Marine to head the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The man is an outstanding example of a Marine Corps Officer and an icon for the United States Marine Corps.
He gets to say what he thinks, anytime, anywhere.
The secular progressives and their media lapdogs can go pound sand.
Rosie O'Donnell thinks we tortured Khalid Sheik Mohhammed..So what???
She also thinks President Bush is a terrorist and guilty of war crimes.
KSM is an animal and a terrorist who had critical information.
The rumour circulating is that KSM took approximately 3 minutes to break and he sang like a canary.
No, not really...he was snookered. He wasn't so much confessing as he was bragging
FoxNews has the story Here
Paging Jack Bauer..Clean-up on Aisle 1.
RightontheRight has some great coverage of the Gathering of Eagles here
and he managed to get me in the picture. Thats not my favorite sign. My favorite is the liberal in search of himself, which I will not link to.
My faith in the pro-troop, pro-mission attitude of this country was re-invigorated on Saturday 17 March, as I witnessed a Gathering of Eagles in our Nation's capital.
The solidarity and camraderie was astonishing. It was c-c-cold...and windy, and there was ice on the grass, which turned everything to mud as the temperatures did manage to break the freezing mark, but these Warriors, my peers, came by the thousands to protect our Memorials, and deliver a different message.
IRAQ IS NOT VIET NAM...WE WILL NOT ALLOW THE SHEEHANS AND FONDA'S TO MAKE IT SO AND YOU WILL NOT TREAT THE CURRENT CROP OF COMBAT VETERANS THE WAY YOU TREATED US.
More pictures and video from the Rally Here
Eternal gratitude to all those who came out. I apologize for not meeting everyone I communicated with leading up to this event, and I'm thankful for the one's I did meet.
Special THANKS to my Protest Warrior Chapter members, especially cclevel for the flags, and to all the other PW Chapters who made the trip.
GunNutt and MajPain
THANK YOU for the t-shirt.
Posted by concretebob at 11:59 AM