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Friday, January 01, 2010

happy new year everyone

Saint Etienne morning by Eva Bourdard

Thursday, December 31, 2009

four graces

God help the young man who set himself on fire on the plane in order to try and kill his fellow passengers at Detroit on Christmas day.
It was a terrible thing to do to himself.
I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
God help him.
I can think of four graces received over the Christmas.
One was that the Jihadi who set himself on fire at Detroit didn't manage to kill anyone.
A second was when a plane in Kingston, Jamaica skidded off the runway and broke in two and no one was killed there either.
A third was when a woman knocked over the Pope in Saint Peter's basilica at midnight mass and didn't manage to do any damage. (French Cardinal Roger Ethegaray who got a broken leg in the scuffle might dispute my no damage scenario.)
I suppose a fourth grace was a personal one for me when I found I could pray for the young man who set himself on fire on the plane at Detroit.
Four graces.
Four gifts at Christmas

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

jihad knickerbocker glory

Today they said...

President Barack Obama: "This has been a failure in systems and communication."

James Healy: "No. This has been a failure in President Barack Obama and his Administration. Here is the news. The only reason the Nigerian Al Qaeda terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was able to get onto a plane from Amsterdam to Detroit and from there launch an attack on the United States, is because President Obama has suspended the operation of the no fly list for members of Al Qaeda. He still keeps a list, mind. Dropping the list altogether would have been politically risky. Better to risk millions of lives than risk President Obama's reputation. No. What he did was suspend the operation of the list. So although the CIA, and the FBI, and the Brits still have a list of Al Qaeda agents who want to blow up passenger planes over America, they don't use the list any more to prevent actual Al Qaeda terrorists from flying. Hilarious, no! The suspension of the operation of the list secretly instituted by President Obama and his Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano means the terrorists are now allowed on the planes. The lists which are still compiled serve merely as cultural curiosities, a place where the overworked CIA men and their friends can read up on new and interesting Islamic names. And the sole reason that Nigerian Al Qaeda terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, after getting on the plane, was then able to ignite the explosive device strapped to his mickey, is because President Barack Obama and Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano have quietly stood down the air marshals who under President Bush would have been on the plane themselves and would have been in a position to send the Nigerian Al Qaeda terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulalmutallab home to Allah. So Al Qaeda terrorists are now being allowed to fly on passenger planes in the sure knowledge that President Barack Obama has repudiated all President Bush's initiatives against them. President Barack Obama repudiated these initiatives, sometime between the time he announced the closure of Guantanamo Bay, took the pressure off in Iraq, and dithered over deploying troops to Afghanistan. President Barack Obama's policies amount to a new experiment in constitutional government. To wit: Government by Michael Moore, of Michael Moore, for Michael Moore.
By the way, Mark Steyn has dubbed the Nigerian Al Qaeda terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as the panty bomber while The Irish Times, The Daily Mail, CNN et al, are still delicately and inaccurately reporting that the bomb was attached to his leg. Great balls of fire, as we do say in the trade. Steyn suggests and I agree that we should stop referring to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as an alleged terrorist. There's nothing alleged. He did it. Adding the word alleged doesn't serve any purpose beyond an improper stymying of public awareness. Believe it or not, I heard one passenger on the flight referring to the Al Qaeda terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as a suspect. This passenger had actually seen him with his balls on fire. A suspect! This is delusional liberalist thinking. The irony is screaming. Guilt in these circumstances is not determined by the courts. Guilt is determined when Al Qaeda terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab lights the blue touch paper on the bomb strapped to his gonad. To pretend any of this is alleged, is merely to allow Judge Liberal to stifle due public concern about the open and ongoing infiltration of Al Qaeda terrorists like Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab into our countries on missions of mass murder. To allow Defence Lawyers to suggest that a fair trial is made impossible if the Al Qaeda terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is so blatent in his attempts to commit mass murder, that everyone knows he did it, is similarly to accord improper and destructive power to mafiosi style Defence Lawyers. It's time the Judges and the Defence Lawyers realised they have a duty to the truth. They work for us. Not vice versa."

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

in the heart land


The pen may be mightier than the sword but it can in no way match the speed and accuracy of a machine gun.

Sunday, December 27, 2009


provincial poets

this morning i read through the works of marty brown
traced the words and music he had drawn
and after wondered as to what degree
his musings held in the rank halls of poetry

i scorned the traipsing metres and the mind
which brought them to this world i became
a defiler in the temple of the muse
now in broken spirit i start again

let the works of brown shine thus
like the darkness glistening in homer's verse
no more high or low
than keats first pure clarion call
which whispered in the timbrels of its gleaming
even a savage has feeling
even the gods must fall