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From: DMaA2/24/2012 11:41:08 AM
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I'm sure this liberal hypocrite is way to sensitive to call a yamaka a "magic beany".

NYT's Charles Blow Tells Mormon Romney to 'Stick That in Your Magic Underwear'
By Matthew Sheffield | February 24, 2012 | 05:22

In an apparent fit of rage against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, liberal New York Times columnist Charles Blow took to Twitter to tell him to "stick that in your magic underwear" for supporting the idea that society ought to concern itself with the large numbers of children born outside of wedlock.

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To: Paul Smith who wrote (473711)2/24/2012 11:46:28 AM
From: Murrey Walker
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Paul, your link didn't work, but here's another that goes to Sister Nan (sister of the smarmy one?).

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From: LindyBill2/24/2012 12:00:02 PM
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Muslim screaming "Allahu akbar" on Continental flight tried killing people with his car the day before

E-cigarette jihadi

On the flight he was also "speaking or singing about Usama bin Laden and his hatred of women." "Saudi Teen Caps Wild Week With Airplane Bust," from The Smoking Gun, February 22 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

  • FEBRUARY 22--The man who repeatedly yelled “Allah is great” as he was removed yesterday from a plane that was forced to make an emergency landing due to his unruly behavior is a 19-year-old Saudi Arabian who was arrested Sunday night after he led Oregon police on a drunken car chase that saw him ram two cop cars and attempt to run over pedestrians, The Smoking Gun has learned.
  • According to investigators, Yazeed Mohammed Abunayyan was smoking an electronic cigarette on a Continental Airlines flight traveling from Portland to Houston. When a flight attendant directed Abunayyan to stop smoking (or relinquish the device), he refused and began “yelling profanities and swinging his fist at the flight attendant,” according to an indictment filed this afternoon in U.S. District Court in Portland.

  • Abunayyan, pictured in the mug shot at right, also hit or attempted to hit other passengers and was “speaking or singing about Usama bin Laden and his hatred of women,” the indictment charges. Abunayyan, who reportedly has been in the U.S. visiting relatives, was charged with a felony count of interfering with flight crew members.

  • Male passengers on the Boeing 737 helped a flight attendant subdue Abunayyan, who was removed from the plane in plastic handcuffs and turned over to FBI agents. The Continental flight returned to Portland 20 minutes after departure.

  • Abunayyan, who is scheduled to appear later this afternoon before a federal magistrate, was arrested Sunday evening by cops after a wild car chase in Medford, an Oregon city 275 miles south of Portland.

  • Police reported that the intoxicated teenager led them on a 20-minute chase that ended after his Ford sedan got stuck on a dirt embankment. During the chase, Abunayyan was spotted driving in circles, attempting to run over pedestrians, and driving the wrong way on a street. He also rammed two patrol cars.

  • "It was like ‘Grand Theft Auto',” a witness told a local newspaper.

  • Abunayyan was booked late Sunday into the Jackson County jail on a variety of charges, including driving under the influence of intoxicants, assault on a police officer, criminal mischief, hit and run, and reckless endangerment.

  • He was freed from custody Monday around 6 PM after posting $65,000 bond. Which allowed him, a day later, to board Flight 1118, albeit briefly. (2 pages)
A man who was just freed on a $65,000 bond should not have been allowed to board any flight.

Now compare all that above about this jihadist to AP's story about the incident on the airplane: E-cigarette smoker's spat delays flight to Houston

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To: LindyBill who wrote (473716)2/24/2012 12:02:42 PM
From: Alan Smithee
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I'm sure the MSM headlines will read, "Disturbed Youth Causes Disturbance on Airplane."

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To: Paul Smith who wrote (473711)2/24/2012 12:09:35 PM
From: Paul Smith
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Obama's Worst Nightmare -- LINK BELOW REPAIRED

Andrew Kaczynski
must be Barack Obama’s worst nightmare. While he and Nancy Pelosi try to find scapegoats for rapidly-rising gas prices, the BuzzFeed researcher is making Obama eat his own words … from 2008. When Obama ran for President, he attacked George Bush and John McCain for increased fuel costs and promised an end to reliance on foreign oil in order to bring prices back down.

What gets Obama exercised in this ad? Gas prices have reached — horrors — $3.50 a gallon:

See link for video =

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To: LindyBill who wrote (473716)2/24/2012 12:10:50 PM
From: DMaA
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You only get the truth of these incidents when they quote the passengers:

BTW this story says there were two of them.

Check out this incredible quote from the TSA about this:

The TSA said the incident was not a security issue.

Right, airlines turn around and go back to the airport they just left every day for non-security issues.

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From: LindyBill2/24/2012 12:14:06 PM
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Syria, Israel, and “World Opinion”
from Elliott Abrams: Pressure Points by Elliott Abrams
The complaint that the Obama administration believes in “leading from behind” received new strength yesterday, when Secretary Clinton made an astonishing comment about the Syrian opposition. It came in the context of the Assad regime’s continuing massacres, an accusation from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that crimes against humanity are being committed, and the gathering today of 70 nations in Tunis to discuss the Syrian situation.

The Secretary of State said of the Syrian opposition that “they will, from somewhere, somehow, find the means to defend themselves….” And that was viewed as a toughening of the American position! The Secretary added that “world opinion is not going to stand idly by.”

“World opinion” has a long history of standing idly by, actually, as the Syrians being attacked by tanks now understand–and as everyone from Kosovars to Darfurians to Iraqi Shia who rose up against Saddam know well. In fact the Secretary’s malapropism is telling: of course “opinion” does not “stand idly” or end its passivity, for in the world it is nations that act. Or, like ours now, fail to act to help Syrians defend themselves from a murderous assault. They do not need more meetings such as the one in Tunis, nor more words, nor UN votes. With perhaps 7,500 dead and the number climbing each day, they need concrete help.

Among the many lessons here, one is about power and powerlessness. Syrians are being slaughtered because they do not yet have the power to defend themselves, just like people in Kosovo before them (where we heard the same nonsense about not militarizing the struggle or how we must avoid “just increasing the level of violence” as arguments against helping them).

And just like the Jews of Europe in the 1930s. Israelis are familiar with that story, and have noted well the willingness of “world opinion” not only to “stand idly by” when they are being attacked but attack them for their self-defense and even try to prevent it. Israelis remember that when the United States sought to resupply them when they stood at the precipice of disaster in the 1973 War, European nations refused us the right to land our Air Force planes for refueling. They remember the vicious comments their defense in the 2008 “Cast Lead” operation in Gaza elicited, after 12,000 rockets had been launched from Gaza into Israel. To this day, Israel is the only country on earth expected to “stand idly by” while rockets land on its territory. In fact two landed today–shot from Gaza.

I mention all of this because of another debate about self defense and self help, that surrounding Israel and the Iranian nuclear weapons program. As Israelis consider their options and face a future in which Iran builds a nuclear weapon, threatens them, or attacks them, they cannot be much reassured by the Tunis conference and the refusal to help Syrians defend themselves. They must wonder if some day they will hear an American secretary of state saying of them that “they will, from somewhere, somehow, find the means to defend themselves….” and “world opinion is not going to stand idly by” while they are under attack.

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From: LindyBill2/24/2012 12:16:20 PM
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The More Things Change . . .

By Victor Davis Hanson
February 24, 2012 12:09 P.M.

Here we are 33 years later, and . . . the economy is a mess, an election year is heating up, a liberal president is once again complaining about high gas prices beyond his control while promising a massive alternative-energy program; while seeking to mitigate radical Islamic anger through apology and to ease America into a new, less exceptional world role, as Iran threatens to destabilize the Persian Gulf, Russia seems increasingly bellicose, and Israel senses a U.S. tilt away from it.

All that is missing is the cardigan sweater, and another warning that “We’ve learned that piling up material goods cannot fill the emptiness of lives which have no confidence or purpose.”

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To: LindyBill who wrote (473720)2/24/2012 12:21:04 PM
From: DMaA
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In theory I am not hostile to the idea of using American might to "do good". I just don't think in this nutty world you can ever tell that what you are doing is actually doing good.

Usually when you try to help the unambiguously good group A the chief beneficiaries are the unambiguously evil group Z.

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To: unclewest who wrote (473672)2/24/2012 12:21:18 PM
From: Jorj X Mckie
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My understanding is that the reason that the books were being burned was that it was a prison and the books were being used to pass messages.

It seems to me that if books, be they fiction or religious in nature, are used by the enemy for espionage, it is not only acceptable, it is required that they be burned.

This seems like the strategy of storing arms at mosques and then complaining when the mosque becomes a target.

I think that President Obama should have a sit down with Karzai to diplomatically tell him to STFU about the burned korans and start running is failed nation.

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