Muslim woman being instructed on peace of mind through understanding.
"If we exclude a couple of nomadic outcasts, who claim they are working for Islam and are using violence as a method, anyone -- even with the least degree of objectivity -- will agree that Islam is matchless in terms of tolerance and promoting peace of mind through understanding. There is a very heavy penance the Catholic Church must pay, for the sins it has committed, starting with the Crusades, inquisitions, followed by the colonialization of Africa and America; and lately with its fascist implementations in modern times. However, it seems almost impossible that it will ever be forgiven. Looking at just the humane difference between the two religions during the different periods of the occupation of Jerusalem is enough to understand this reality."
Ever ask yourself if there is any chance that we can come to an understanding with the Muslim world? You have to read this. I will give you one more morsel.
"An analysis of the relationship between Christianity and Islam, within a historical context, will reveal that this is not something new. I’m a wondering why this Islamic message, in perfect sync with reason and tolerance, has not been delivered to the Westerners who are still struggling to come out of the darkness of the Middle Ages. There’s no doubt that the political as well as economic rivalries which reigned at that time had a role to play. But there’s no denying that Islam has been a victim of a smear campaign which the Church started at that time and orchestrated it by disseminating false information about Islam."
Here's another 40 Million gallons of gasoline we won't have to buy from The Bastards.ReplyDelete
The last time I saw old "Slick Willie" pointing that finger he was sayin somethin about, "I didn't have sex with That Woman!"ReplyDelete
Old Slick Willie, he's always good for a laugh.
A Toast to Ethanol.ReplyDelete
And some fried eggs.
(that would include me)
...and a Slick Finger.ReplyDelete
Hold the eggsReplyDelete
The adherrents of Islam are living in a dream world of historical revisionism. They extoll their glory years of intellectualism and scientific acheivements but sadly for them, those occurred mostly before the thug Mohammedan was born. They were only able to make civilised progress when the spiritual influence of their religion was waning. Unfortunately, as I say too often, Islam is in a waxing cycle. Fundamentalism is on the march.ReplyDelete
There's a Slick on You Tube givin us the line while Monica takes Care of the Tube.ReplyDelete
Wretch links the Okie Rednecks:ReplyDelete
This week they're exploring Stealth, and Alternative uses for Feminine Hygine Products.
Highly recommended for Hygine Hillarity.
Another Hygine Video:ReplyDelete
Here we have fun:ReplyDelete
There they do the unspeakable.
The picture is more disgusting than any Western Porn ever made.
The child in the Foreground is the topper.ReplyDelete
I'm outta here.
Wish me luck on some sleep.
By the way, Tradesports just moved the chances of a GOP House to 59%, a tad bit higher than that 38% it was at when I told you folks the Repubs were a good bet.ReplyDelete
Stick wit ol Cap'n Rufus, laddies; I'll get ya through these treacherous shoals.
Rush was there too, Captain!ReplyDelete
Where's that money I gave you to bet?ReplyDelete
The Now Known Unknown Soldier.ReplyDelete
He was 23 years old when he fell in battle 88 years ago.
Where's that money I gave you to bet?ReplyDelete
Sorry, Doug; Bud Light was on sale down at Krogers.
P.S. Looks like a good weekend, coming up; Thanks!
See my 11:02 comment on the Mood of the Bar.
Cliff Claven said:ReplyDelete
When Wretchard mentioned Redneck TV I thought he was talking about the Elephant Bar.
No, Whit, Thank "God" for This!ReplyDelete
and, Bud Light, of course.
Phew! That makes my 53 year old blood boil.ReplyDelete
Trust me, it'll have the same effect when you're 63.ReplyDelete
Evidently this Munttesir al-Jabouri is "One Bad Boy."ReplyDelete
H/T Lil green footballs
From the Unknown Soldier article linked by Whit:ReplyDelete
"A total of 116,516 U.S. service members died in World War I, of which 53,402 are recorded as battle deaths, according to the Pentagon."
So, it was safer for GIs to be in battle than not?
Geoffgo, re statistics & such, this may help.ReplyDelete
Wretch links the Okie Rednecks: This week they're exploring Stealth, and Alternative uses for Feminine Hygine Products. Highly recommended for Hygine Hillarity
Gawd damn, that new Super Wal-Mart in Booger Holler's got a whole row, 70 feet long and nothing but stuff for yer cooter.
France, Germany and Russia are to strengthen their political and economic ties. President Jacques Chirac and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced they had signed a number of transport and aviation deals worth ten billion dollars. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the meeting had been very constructive. High on the agenda were Russian gas supplies to Western Europe. President Putin today stressed that Russia is a reliable energy partner.I guess I am still in the cold war mode, but this bothers me. I am not even sure why.ReplyDelete
The strengthening of the politcal ties has a sinister sound to me.ReplyDelete
WaPo had some background.ReplyDelete
Duce, could it be because this is the bunch that keeps getting us into World Wars?ReplyDelete
Could it be that your instinct for survival is kicking in and recognizing that Russia is a hundred times more dangerous than Iran, China, and N. Korea all rolled into one?
teresita, as you get more (*cough*) mature, food becomes more important than sex. In fact, I just installed a mirror over my breakfast table.ReplyDelete
Goody, so Germany and France can sell superjumbo jets to Russia when Dubai and Singapore get tired of waiting and switch to American 787s. Then when the Chechnyan terrorists bribe their way through Russian airport "security" they can bring down 600 folks in one go.ReplyDelete
yep--the Nomenclatura never went anywhere.ReplyDelete
buddy larsen said:ReplyDelete
teresita, as you get more (*cough*) mature, food becomes more important than sex. In fact, I just installed a mirror over my breakfast table.
Of course, during the transition period, sex with food is the order of the day.
..."Merkel, a close U.S. ally, will also be keen to ensure the encounter's symbolism does not reawaken past tensions the other two leaders have had with Washington."-The last line of the WAPO article.ReplyDelete
I must be cutting edge but I never assume the Russians are up to any good.I see they are also talking about sending 400 troops to Lebanon. They were very helpful in Kosovo if I recall
Well T's comments are certainly more interesting than mine.ReplyDelete
T you will have to stop in for one of our happy hours.
The EUtopians don't like where they see Japan heading.ReplyDelete
Waaaaaa furkin' waaaaaaa.
I have read this guy before. He would be happy to see the US end up with no allies.ReplyDelete
Martin Jacques was editor of Marxism Today till its closure in 1991. He is co-founder of the think-tank Demos. He has been a columnist for the Times and Sunday Times and was deputy editor of the Independent. He is the co-editor and co-author of 'The Forward March of Labour Halted?'ReplyDelete
Russia might be more dangerous (it's definitely a magnitude more unstable) now than it was before the wall came down.ReplyDelete
If oil Did fall to $40.00 that state could "Completely" Implode.
That Ma and Pa Kettle video was great!
5 x 14 = 25!
The Frenchman's full of shit. Being a communist at heart he doesn't understand money. Japanese economic interests are deeply entertwined with China's; just as the interests of both are rooted in exports to America.ReplyDelete
This is the kind of situation where you might start looking for a "Nixon to China," moment.
no, no surprise that the likes of Martin Jacques dislikes Shinzo Abe. Abe just happens to be strongly pro-market, pro-west, and pro-anticommie.ReplyDelete
whit--glad u liked it. i'm a sucka fo that 50s style.ReplyDelete
Speaking of Putin, Gates of Vienna has an interesting post up today talking about his recent visit to Chechnya where he “billed himself as a friend and protector of Islam.”ReplyDelete
m jaques doesn't complain about "nationalism" unless it's democratically elected, evidently, as PRC's mercantilism is about as nationalistic as it gets.ReplyDelete
Putin is a friend of Islam when it can tweak Bush, just like Chavez and Chirac and most of the Daily Kossacks. As soon as the White House goes to the Donks you'll hear nothing but how sick and twisted Islam is.ReplyDelete
On a personal note, last week I drove a 26' truck from Philadelphia to my new home smack on the Arkansas River in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I think for the first time in many years I won't be arguing politics with my neighbors. We will likely agree :)) Ain't life grand.ReplyDelete
That link to Gates of Vienna will alter your angle, Teresita. One of the better posts you'll find for a brief, compressed-yet-comprehensive (via the links) look at the Russia demographics problem. Some good comments, too.ReplyDelete
raymondshaw, know how to tell an Oklahoman?ReplyDelete
If his mom don't take the Marlboro out of her mouth while she's cussin out the Highway Patrolman.
Newsday.com, January 19.ReplyDelete
PRINCETON, N.J. -- A tough-talking Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday suggested she would back a military strike on Iran if that country's radical Islamic government attempts to build nuclear weapons.
Clinton's speech seemed to position her somewhat to the right of the Bush administration, which has stressed diplomacy without ruling out any other option. Most experts on the region say a military strike is not feasible and therefore unlikely.
"We cannot take any option off the table in sending a clear message to Iran that they will not be permitted to acquire nuclear weapons," she said.
Capping off a bitter 45- minute denunciation of Bush administration policy in the Middle East, Clinton said she was optimistic that U.S. troop levels in Iraq could be reduced this year. Allying herself with Rep. Jack Murtha (D-Pa.), the former first lady said she believes the U.S. military in the region should be reduced to a relatively small, quick-strike force to "send a message to Iran that they don't have a free hand" in the region.
She also blasted the Bush administration for allowing European countries to lead negotiations with the hard-line regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Let's see how long they can maintain their steely resolve.
Well, she just declared war on her left wing. GOOD!ReplyDelete
That oughtta be worth a few more WH place-settings and a settee or two.ReplyDelete
Listen to Sen Tom Harkin on Hugo.ReplyDelete
Harkin always was a low rent asshole that only a yellow dog Democrat or most anyone from Philadelphia would vote for.ReplyDelete
yeh, he went with Kerry to meet the Sandinistas back in the 80s, and helped Kerry defund the anti-communists--which led RR to fund 'em anyway, via the Iran/Contra deal--which cost RR any effectiveness in his 2nd term. Harkin also claimed for years to've been a VietNam combat pilot, and got exposed just lately as having flown a few ferry mission from Japan. I mean, that's a good military record--but he had to embellish it so he be a better pacifist, having seen wowa "up close & personal". that's just two embarrasments that would've finished other caereers--but, Iowans are evidently forgiving folks.ReplyDelete
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Well, fortunately Philadelphia hasn't picked a senator in a while. Although they likely will in a couple of months. And I'm not from Philadelphia; I just happened to live there for far too long.ReplyDelete
Buddy, I'm the last smoker left in the family. After 38 years, I put the patches on and started chewing the gum 10 weeks ago. So far, so good. But dang, if I could see my dear Mom again, I'd buy her a carload of Marlboros, and spin donuts in front of the lawman myself.
God amighty--for 5 minutes again, with mom and dad, I'd give my right arm. i really would.ReplyDelete