Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Guantanamo Bay Detainee 220

No doubt you read about the killing of twelve in Mosul, Iraq this past April. Of course you did, the media loves to report any upheaval in the war on terrorism. But what wasn’t widely reported was that the murdering coward who blew himself up for the promise of sex was former Guantanamo Bay detainee 220, Abdallah Ali al-Ajmi.

Why was he released? He was released after a series of judgments stemming from the liberal attack on the detention of terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. The bottom line, he was released to the Kuwaiti government where he was, surprise, acquitted. He quickly returned to terrorism resulting in the death of twelve.

Americans, you need to get involved in what is going on in our country. President Obama has been in office only one week and already ordered the closing of Guantanamo Bay. Where do you think these terrorists will go? Do you want them in your backyard detention facility? Speaker Nancy Pelosi doesn’t; yet she supports the closing. You want to give them access to the courts that requires proof of guilt? That would require the release of classified intelligence gathering that aids the enemy. The CIA and NSA are not going to give that information out. This means the terrorists goes free. Do you want these terrorists released to the Kuwaiti and other terrorist supporting governments? We know how that turns out.

The terrorists at Guantanamo Bay are not innocent civilians plucked off the dirt paths of Afghanistan and Iraq. They are liars, cowards, and murderers. Here is sample of the lies detainee 220 gave at his tribunal (source: Wikipedia)

Al Ajmi: My role was [sic] in this Tabligh [sic] to call people to pray, to do good. To let people know that there is an end to this world so they can pray and do well.

Board Member: Is it a religious organization?

Al Ajmi: Yes it is

Board Member: Al Ajmi I believe that your dedication to your religion is genuine, what direction or path will that dedication take should you be released?

Al Ajmi: For peace.

Board Member: Ok, having said that I feel with that answer in mind than [sic] there is some sense of injustice on the part of your detention [sic]. Can that desire for peace and the anger you feel for the injustice coexist or live together?

Presiding Officer: Being detained here, does that affect your ideology of the peace concept that you just mentioned?

Al Ajmi: I don't blame the Americans for what they did by bringing us over here and detaining us over here. If I were in their place I would go out and look for terrorism all over the world like they did but I have a feeling it is going to be a just decision by the Americans. That is my feeling. I would do the same thing if I were in their shoes. I would capture the bad people, the terrorists and bring them over here and detain them.

I am concerned for America. President Obama has been in office one week. In this short time, he has endangered Americans by closing Guantanamo Bay with no plan for the terrorists detained there. He also picked, I’m sorry, but one ugly looking white carpet for the Oval Office (I get one cheap shot per blog).

The war on terrorism is alive and well; believe in that. Holding hands and roasting marshmallows over a campfire will not change that. I plead with you, as my fellow Americans, do not to allow our president to take this approach. Clinton tried the law-enforcement approach and the twin towers fell anyway. Bush saw terrorists for the fanatics they are and took action, his record in this area is indisputably flawless.; not one attack, but many foiled.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Danger of Socialism

A socialistic government is one that seeks to level the playing field for all of its citizens through legislation. This type of government seeks to eliminate poverty and social classes. A socialist government seeks to create a literal utopia in the land it governs.

In order to accomplish this, a government must have the resources. This means money. This means taxes. If a government is to eliminate poverty, then it must either create better paying jobs for the unemployed and/or poor, or simply hand-out the life style they wish to promote. If a socialist government wishes to provide health care for its entire people, then they must provide the financial sources to do so for those who can not afford it. How do they do this? By taxing success. The more you make, the more your taxes skyrocket. This puts a virtual cap on wealth. So the message in France, the harder you work, the less you get. The less you work, the more you get. I’m sorry I don’t have a more poetic way of describing this, but that’s just stupid and France’s unemployment rate and stagnate economy proves it.

It would be hard to find anyone who would disagree (except for Islamic fascists who wish death to everyone but themselves) with the utopian goals of socialism; the elimination of poverty, high standard of living for all, health care for all, etc. However, as with most fantasy notions like eternal youth, world peace, and fairies, a utopian society only exist in make believe worlds like Never-Never Land. I like Never-Never Land, don’t you?

France, a bastion of socialism, by law, restricts an employee’s work week to 35 hours. Understand this is a federal mandate, not a negotiated deal with a union or a really super nice care bear of a company. The thinking is that it improves the quality of life for all of their citizens. Wrong! The result of this is a lack of productivity. Work that needs to get done doesn’t. Companies struggle to compete with the output of far more productive countries like the United States. Additionally, France is not the country you want to rely on to lead the world in new breakthroughs in science, medicine, technology, industry, etc. The mandated work week creates a malaise in the economy.

France, unbelievably, also has put in place rigorous guidelines on firing practices within private organizations. Notice the emphasis on private. For example, if you are a new employee under twenty-six, your job is essentially guaranteed by the government because your employer cannot fire you, even for gross incompetence. Again, this is to create a better life for a young generation trying oh so hard to get ahead. The result of this is obviously, incompetence in the workplace, but more, high unemployment rates, particularly among younger workers. Why would anyone want to hire an employee they can’t control because of government regulations? So, this Utopian idea of France’s is counterproductive to intent. Once more, when the government in 2006 tried to relax the asinine regulation of young employees, the kids went out and protested.

Recently, recognizing the stupidity of the firing regulations, France attempted to relax these regulations. The resulting protests by the children of France really illustrate the fundamental failure of socialism. Socialism produces citizens that feel they are owed something by their government without having to put into it. Here we have kids with no employment and have contributed nothing to their country, yet they believe they are owed a secure, well-paying job by their government, and their government agrees! You can just imagine these kids working their butts-off in the factory for their country in appreciation can’t you (sarcasm intended).

In addition to the two socialistic policies described, France also provides several weeks of government paid vacation as well as a year of paid maternity leave for each child. All of this, remember, comes from government revenues. The end result for France; Economic stagnation. This is not conjecture, but fact. France, somewhat recognizing the utter failure of their utopian society, recently voted Nicolas Sarkozy who ran on a platform of change in economic policies. France still rejects capitalism, the system that has brought the US to be the world leader in just about everything in the shortest period of time. America, the land of the free, where people from all over the world come for their medical care, jobs, and where millions of immigrants risk their lives to seek a better life.

Have no doubt America; the left in this country seeks to move this country to socialism. They are well funded and smart in their tactics. They seek to achieve one socialist policy at a time, often using the courts to enact what they can’t pass in the legislature; the Constitution be damned. Be on the lookout for policies that elevates the government as a solution to anything. Right now, President Obama seeks over one trillion dollars in government spending to solve our economic crisis. My friends, creating government jobs to solve an economic crisis is socialism. To pay for these jobs require taxpayer dollars, that’s your money people! President Obama ran on a platform of universal healthcare. This is socialism and already a proven failure in France. Obama’s tax cuts are anything but. A tax cut implies that a person pays taxes in which they could receive a cut and pay less. However, if you pay attention, you will notice these tax cuts go to people who do not pay any taxes to begin with. This makes Obama’s tax cuts welfare checks. Yes, socialism cheaply disguised to fool the uninformed and ignorant. It boggles the mind why anyone in this country would want to move away from a Constitution that has brought us unprecedented prosperity. The founding concept of the pursuit of happiness is unarguably capitalistic, not socialistic. Pay attention, be informed, and get involved. Keep this country alive and well. Too bad we can’t once again liberate France; this time from themselves.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Tech Saavy Nokia N97 Phone

If you in the market for a new phone, check out the new Nokia N97. The N97 is designed for those of us who need the Internet on the go and have the savvy to take advantage of such features. Released at the Nokia World 2008 conference held in Barcelona, the N97 features a full QWERTY keyboard, tilt screen, and touch-screen technology

The designers of the new Nokia N97 had you in mind. What is it that you need your phone to do on the go, and in as many places as possible? Additional specifications include a battery designed to last for up to 1.5 days of constant audio, 4.5 or 4.5 hours of video. The phone includes 32 gigabytes of built in memory, but allows for SD expansion as well. They are particularly proud of their maps, where they have included a GPS system. Don’t worry; the basics are, of course, included with WiFi, Bluetooth, and HSDPA (High Speed Download Packet Access).

I think what I like the most is that the Nokia N97 also includes a 5 megapixel digital camera. This means that the pictures you take with this camera can actually be developed into something other than a blurry mess. Not to stop there, it is able to record video in DVD quality. So you really can use this phone as your camera.

This phone is not for your average teenager who wants a new cool phone. This is serious technology and it is certainly not for bargain shoppers. It retails somewhere around $600, but it comes with the goods. If you are looking for the Internet in your hands in more places, then check out the latest N97 from Nokia. And please, leave a comment and let us know what you think of the phone.

What President Obama has Accomplished

What you, the voters, have gotten for your buck so far.

  1. Guantanamo Bay is being shut down. This can in no way help America, only hurt it. Thank you liberals. Al Qaeda proudly announced that their now number 2 man was released from Guantanamo Bay last year. Thank you liberals. The governments response. . . we really need to keep an eye on these people after they are released. The stupidity. We know exactly where this guy is; he is planning the death of Americans. How about not letting them go in the first place, dummy!

  2. American taxpayers are now funding abortions. Oh, not for Americans yet, for international abortions. Obama reversed Bush's executive order today.

  3. Terrorist can no longer be interrogated in any productive way. Thank you liberals.
Not even a full week in office and look at the harm. Get with it America.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Stephen Colbert Gets Emotional Over Obama's Inauguration

Every once in a while someone captures the emotions we all feel. Yesterday, I experienced a litany of feelings. But, I forgot those feelings trying to figure out what the heck that "poem" meant. It had something to do with firewood and and dear crossing signs, I think.

However, this video from the Colbert report reminded me and I believe, captures what many American's felt as we watched out first black president take the Oaf, I mean oath of office.

Our Feelings Video

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Biden is Right - We WIll Be Attacked Again

I want to remind all of you when Barack Obama gave us a glance into his thinking on how to handle terrorism. "What we know, is that, in previous terrorist attacks -- for example, the first attack against the World Trade Center -- we were able to arrest those responsible, put them on trial. They are currently in U.S. prisons, incapacitated” (Barack Obama, June 16, 2008). He applauded Clinton’s policy of handling terrorism as a law enforcement issue! He thinks this was a successful strategy. Incredibly scary stuff.

Obama’s statements here have considerable inaccuracies. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a major financier of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, was not apprehended and went on to be the major architect of 9/11. Great job Bill. There were also other members of the group who were never brought to justice. One went on to Iraq where Saddam Hussein’s regime shielded him. Take some time and do a little research here and get informed. The policy of treating terrorist acts as a law enforcement issue is a major failed policy of the Clinton administration and now Obama is going back to it.

I am appalled that Obama feels that Clinton handled the first World Trade Center bombing in anything other than a disastrous way. Al Qaeda is a terrorist organization. These people kill themselves under the illusion that God has promised them sex in the afterlife. Yes, these people believe God will reward them with sex from 72 virgins for killing innocent men, women, and children. The whole concept of a terrorist organization is that the death or capture of any one individual has minimal effect on the group’s operations. For goodness sake, can democrats learn nothing from 9/11. They failed in 1993, we arrested and sentenced most of the “perpetrators,” and we succeeded in…nothing. The trade centers go down on 9/11 along with over 2,000 American lives.

Clinton was an absolute disaster as the President of the United States responsible for the safety of its citizens. Congratulations America, Obama is going to arrest “perpetrators” and give them access to the courts. Of course, you don’t have a perpetrator until a crime has been committed. Take comfort in knowing that if you are your loved ones are killed in a terrorist act, Obama will not rest until the people responsible are sentenced to life in prison; that is if they don’t get off on a technicality.

Today, a pentagon report informs us that sixty-one of the terrorists released from Guantanamo Bay have reverted back to terrorists activities. Why were they released? Because of legal action taken by liberals. Good job liberals. Among the terrorists that Obama will have to decide what to do with is Mohammed al-Qahtani, the 20th hijacker. He was allegedly “tortured,” and so he can’t be tried in court. By “torture,” liberals mean this terrorist had to wear underwear on his head, have dogs bark at him, be seen naked by a woman, listen to loud music, and suffer sleep deprivation. My neighbor’s dog barks all day in the backyard, I am subject to annoying sub woofer bass sounds that feel like aftershocks from an earthquake from some punks 1997 Toyota Camry with a giant spoiler, my job constantly deprived me of sleep, and many today would like nothing more than to find a woman willing to see them naked. According to liberals, I am being tortured as well. Good job liberals.

Osama Bin Laden asks a question today in his latest death to the infidels recording that should give us all pause. He asks if the United States will remain capable of fighting him [terrorism] after Bush? Based on what Obama has said, I don’t think so.

Just as a healthy reminder of other disastrous national security policy changes Obama has promised, see the Obama ad below.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Book Bouquet Offers Novel Gift Ideas

How many people out there hate going to stores to shop? Having a hard time finding novel gift ideas? I know I am one of them. This past year, I can proudly say that I did all of my Christmas shopping online. You may ask, “Was it worth it?” The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Although it took me longer to locate the items that I wanted to buy people, I did not have to stand in lines or fight someone for the last one on the shelf. So, what would have made my Christmas shopping easier? Book Bouquet. This site is nice. It offers unique gifts for almost any occasion!

Is there a new addition to your family? Check out the baby gifts at Book Bouquet. Here, there are many gender specific and gender-neutral gifts for babies. Being a former English teacher, one of my favorite gifts is the “First Books Baby Gift Basket,” retailing for $99.99. This great basket includes eight items, which include books, toys, and interactive boards.

Do you know someone who is suffering from an illness? Pick a gift from the get well gifts section. I found the “Guilt Free Gourmet Basket.” This basket offers a variety of low-fat food that will cheer up any person. Note to my husband, feel free to buy me the “low fat, key lime cookies,” they look fantastic!

Finally, is there someone in your life that is going through a depressing time? If so, visit Book Bouquet's sympathy gifts section where the “Thomas Kinkade” gift basket will be an excellent gift to share with a friend or loved one. Through Kinkade’s beautiful artwork, your loved ones’ spirits will soar.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Shop Online Better, Faster, and Easier

Do you notice how owners of hybrid vehicles like the Prius seem to have a more than a little hint of elitism in their ways? Well, I have the same pompousness knowing that I didn’t visit one shopping mall, plaza, or gift shop this past Christmas season. I did all of my shopping exclusively online. Like the increased cost to own a hybrid, there is one drawback to shopping online, getting the best price. I am still surfing the Internet to see if I got the best price on my Nintendo Wii, a set of golf clubs, digital camera, and a digital picture frame. This is in addition to the time I put in looking for the best prices when I initially bought these items. Today, however, the time I spend on this task has dramatically decreased. This is thanks to ShopWiki.

What ShopWiki does for me is to search all the online stores for the products I want, listing all the prices out there. I can also get new ideas by searching through the categories. For example, for the Kodak digital camera I bought for Christmas, I can simply go to the category Electronics, and then the subcategory of Cameras. The information I get is astounding.

ShopWiki works just like search engines by crawling the Internet. This crawling keeps the results you get fresh. Also making ShopWiki’s format unique is that the results are not simply paid advertisements, which is what you generally get on traditional shopping websites. You get results from any website selling the product you are looking for.

The second best part about ShopWiki.com is the wiki! For those of you still confused or in the dark about a wiki, let me give you the short of it. A wiki is Internet content that can be edited online by any user. This literally allows the world to contribute to a single piece of content online. When it comes to buying products and services, let’s face it, there is nothing more valuable then reviews and information from those who have already purchased the product and from those who are experts. Each product on ShopWiki provides a detailed description of the product. This is really helpful when comparing products like the Playstation 3 to the Nintendo Wii to the Xbox 360. Did you know Playstation 3 has a built-in Blue Ray player, the Xbox 360 an HD-DVD player and the Wii offers no DVD playback? Given I purchased both a Blue Ray player and Wii, I could have saved quite a bit of money by just purchasing the Playstation 3.

You definitely want to add shopwiki.com to your list of hot new sites to give a try. There is no cost associated with the site and it is not cluttered with annoying pop-up ads. All the information you need is for your online shopping needs is at your fingertips

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Rod Blagojevich and Roland Burris- Disgraceful Behavior

Roland Burris, disgraced Governor Rod Blagojevich’s pick to fill Barack Obama’s vacant senate seat is going to be hard to stop. Democrats have vowed not to seat him, but they have an uphill fight given the appointment is legal, albeit pathetic. Blago has the right as governor to fill Obama’s vacant seat and he exercised that right. Although Harry Reid denied Burris a seat today, he and his fellow democrats will eventually falter and allow him in.

It makes no difference that Roland Burris appears to have a clean record and there is no reason to believe he accepted anything from Blago for the appointment. The question that you need to be asking yourself is…what honorable man or woman would accept this appointment from a disgraced governor? You know the answer. Roland Burris, by accepting Blago’s nod has disgraced himself in the process. I’m sorry, but any man willing to accept the appointment from Blago is a desperate individual.

If any of these two men had an ounce of dignity or respect for their state and country remaining, here is how they would have behaved and still gotten their wishes. Blago holds a press conference and informs Illinois that although he disagrees with the charges against him, he recognizes the taint this would put on any senate appointment. He would then declare the creation of a commission comprised of democratic Illinois congressmen and women to put forth a recommendation for the vacant senate. Blago would then agree to appoint this recommendation. Thus, Blago can continue to fight in his defense, but respect the situation Illinois has been put in, justly or not. If Burris, then, was truly a wise choice and the best choice, then the commission would recommend him and he would fill the vacant seat with honor, not disgrace. But Blago is a selfish man and Burris knows this is his only route to power. So, Blago whines about his gubernatorial rights and he and Burris play the race card. By the way, how despicable is it for Burris and Blago to play the race card? I hope those with influence stand up against the ignorance of appointing a senator based on race alone, particularly when the nation will be run by a black president and the appointee is coming from Blago. This behavior, I believe, is what truly does damage to legitimate concerns of racial discrimination; it gets lost in the ridiculous political ones that run far and wide, and look which side of the isle it is coming from?

Despite all this, the true power remains with you, the voters. Not just the voters in Illinois, but the country. Democrats have decried Cheney, Bush, Delay, etc., of ethics violations or worse. Democrats cry for reform. Before Obama has even taken office, there are scandals involving Blago (selling a senate seat), Clinton (campaign donors), Rahm (knowledge of Blago), Richardson (just like Blago’s problems), and Obama (AACORN, Bill Ayers ) himself, among others. Keep in mind here that the press is not going report this information. Bill Richardson has withdrawn himself from consideration for Commerce Secretary. This is all the mainstream press reports. This is a huge story not being reported. Because of this sad bias, you, the people, must be responsible for staying informed. This means getting information from more than one liberal source. Watch the Fox News channel or visit their website. Listen to or read Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh among others. Then go read the mainstream press. Finally, use your brain to analyze and evaluate what you learn. If you’re honest with yourself, you will be shocked. I am not talking about changing your liberal fantasy-based ideas. I am talking about fairly evaluating the facts and truly understanding what is going on around you. Then vote intelligently and not down a party line. I am truly curious to see how liberals vote next go around when Burris comes up for election and Blago as well. How about Franken? Will liberals hold them accountable for their behavior, or excuse it?

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Top 5 Signs Christmas Is Over

5. Radio stations, television stations, and department stores are already advertising for Valentine’s Day.

4. The dog is depressed that his personal fire hydrant (the tree) has suddenly disappeared.

3. Your significant other or children are already talking about their birthdays and what they would like.

2. Teachers and students start counting down the days to Spring Break and know exactly when Inauguration, President’s, and Martin Luther King days are.

1. Do you remember that cat you had? The one that was always giving you attention before the Christmas tree came out? Well, the cat is back, more talkative than ever, since you’ve taken down her tree and all of her toys, ornaments.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Online Classified Ads Site

A new online classified ads site called rentlocalstuff.com allows advertisers to purchase ad space on a national and local level to sell or rent their products or services. Rentlocalstuff.com allows users to search by state, then by community, refining the search so it only displays the most relevant results. Most of the products and services advertised are for rentals, which is great for apartments and hard to find items. For example, I was able to find a snowmobile to rent in my area.

If you have a product you would like to rent out, rentlocalstuff.com offers packages on a monthly and quarterly basis. Rentlocalstuff.com also offers individual and corporate accounts to help meet your unique needs. Rentlocalstuff.com has a simple, yet effective design. Users quickly select their state and region to find a list of products available to list by category. The site also has a built-in search component for even quicker results.

If you are looking to get more visibility for your product and need an online classified ads site, then head over to Rentlocalstuff.com and check them out. Rentlocalstuff.com provides a phone number and email address where you can contact them directly, which always provides peace of mind. Their prices are very reasonable and you can never get enough exposure. In addition, the national and local exposure is invaluable.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Focus on the Positives This New Year

I was reading Bill O’Reilly’s book A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity, and in his book, he describes his childhood of the 1950s and 1960s. As I am reading, I focus on the simplicity of childhood back then and I focus on my own childhood. Like O’Reilly, I went out with the neighborhood kids and played until dark (well, actually past dark because of flash light tag). When I went outside, I roamed the neighborhood, from house to house for street hockey and tag. Never once was I concerned with my safety. Though my parents didn’t particularly care for the fact that I was roaming the neighborhood, I was a good kid and there were eyes all over the place, so they gave up that battle. However, the more that I think about the 1990s and childhood, I am saddened by the fact that my future children will not be able to experience those kinds of days. Gone are the days of roaming the neighborhood since parents are mainly focused on their own children. Gone are the days of being able to stay out to midnight and play with your friends, since now a creepy predator lurks behind every tree. Gone are the days where the neighborhood parents watched out for all the kids, not just their own.

Since the days of the past are gone, what kind of society are we living in today? We are living in a self-centered society where people are only worried about the good for themselves. The simple gestures of kindness are gone. Whatever happened to people holding the door open for other people with their hands full? Whatever happened to people chit-chatting about how their families are doing? Those times are gone. Instead, we are filled with the awareness that people are evil and will do harm to you when given the chance. Is this a bleak outlook on society? Definitely. However, the media has pummeled us with so much negativity that it is hard to see the positives in it. Look at the media’s focus. Whenever there is a republican president that they do not like (which is all of them), they focus on negatives. When Obama walked on to the picture, they make him look like a saint (remember Chris Mathews' tingle?). The liberal media picks and chooses the scope of their reporting. When was the last time that you heard something good on the news? For example, we always hear when stocks plummet, but how come we never hear when they go back up?

Today, on this 1st day of 2009, make a choice. Make a choice to shed more positive influences in this world. Hold a door open for someone who has a lot in his or her hands or look for positives in the news. But, be a positive change. Only you can do that- not the government.