Celebrate unity — diversity is nothing to cheer

October 24, 2014

Assimilation binds, separatism divides Americans

In January 1994, speaking in Milwaukee, then-vice president Al Gore gave a speech in which he appeared to have mistakenly translated the Latin-based national motto E Pluribus Unum as “Out of One, Many.”

“E Pluribus Unum,” our nation’s motto—- actually translates to “Out of Many, One,” and celebrates unity. People of various cultures and backgrounds joining together, with common goals, and the glue of a unifying language, uniting as Americans for their mutual benefit as well as that of our country.

The concept is uniquely American and has proven successful for countless generations.

As Michael Barone wrote about Gore in his book The New Americans: How the melting pot can work again, “one might guess that this was an inadvertent error, or evidence that Gore did not take Latin at St. Albans or Harvard. Except that in the words that followed he made it clear that they had come out as intended: “You all share the American belief that there is strength in all our differences,” he said, “that we can build a collective civic space large enough for all our separate identities.

Separate identities.

Here Gore fundamentally aligned himself with a view widely prevalent among his fellow leftist partisans. So it comes as no surprise that the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) would run a front page, mega article titled, “A patchwork of diversity in valley.” It neatly dovetails with its parent Gannett publication, the hotel throwaway USAToday, stuck in the middle of the República to provide heft. That front page is nearly orgasmic in it’s breathless “Special Report” celebrating “The changing face of America.” The headline is “Second immigration wave reshapes nation —- by 2060, a new mosaic.”

Celebrating diversity has thrust us backwards, crushing meaningful reforms. Now, however, the separatism is self-imposed. With the advent of racially based college dorms and separatist race-based studies programs, we have a permanently aggrieved society where status is achieved through victimhood. Minority/majority residents of congressional, state legislative and city council districts have come to believe that only a representative of a specific race can comprehend “their” issues, engaging in ugly, Balkanized battles, fueled by once respected leaders.

Worse is the divisive concept of hyphenated Americans. As an example, people whose families have no familiarity with Africa refer to themselves as African-Americans.

Gore was mocked for what was widely regarded as a mistake. Yet he should have been praised by his allies in the institutional left, because it is precisely how they view the uniquely American idea of the melting pot. They despise the concept of assimilation. Liberals don’t want us all to melt into a common culture and set of ideals, where legal immigrants proudly claim our nation‘s history as their own. Far better, goes their logic, is dividing us along racial, ethnic and class lines because in their minds, far more separates us than unites us. Besides, those of European ancestry have had their day in the sun.

The Arizona Republic is a perfect example of such a corrosive mindset.


Jihad? Obama’s PC admin prefers “workplace violence”

October 10, 2014

Radical Islamic terrorism: The words we dare not speak

On Nov. 5. 2009, Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist and radical Islamist opened fire at a Fort Hood, Texas processing facility where soldiers were readying for overseas deployment. Hasan was convicted of 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder, in the bloody massacre.  During his jihadist rampage, Hasan screamed, “Allahu Akbar!” (“Allah is Great!”)

Yet the U.S. Department of Defense continues to define this carnage as “workplace violence.”  This is the final DOD Fort Hood shooting review in which the words militant jihadist or Muslim extremist are missing, but “workplace violence” appear.

Now Fox News reports Hasan has written to Pope Francis advocating “jihad,” and clearly aligning himself with radical Islam. Hasan previously described himself —- and again in the letter —- using the acronym “SoA,” or “Soldier of Allah.” And although he pledges his allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS) and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the defining words go unmentioned by our own government.

Hasan makes multiple references to the Koran in the letter, and includes a bulleted list of guidelines for “believers.” In one subsection titled “Jihad,” Hasan praises “The willingness to fight for All-Mighty Allah,” describing it as a test that elevates the “mujahadeen” who “are encouraged to inspire the believers.” He states that “fighters have a greater rank in the eyes of Allah than believers who don’t fight.”

On Sept. 25, Alton Nolan, a recent Muslim convert with a penchant for trying to bring his co-workers to Islam, was temporarily suspended from his job for proselytizing. In a rage, he viciously behead a female co-worker and repeatedly stabbed another, who survived the attack.

And predictably, Nolan’s sadistic assaults on the women, following a killing spree of highly publicized beheadings by the ISIS terrorists he revered on his web page, is referred to as …..”workplace violence.”

The cockpits of commandeered commercial aircraft were overtaken by 19 Muslim extremists who slaughtered nearly 3,000 people on American soil just 13 years ago. In his leadership role as President of the United States, George W. Bush never reconfigured that evil as “workplace violence.”

Barack Obama says “America is not, and will never be, at war with Islam.”  Busy with time on the golf course or vacationing, it must have escaped his notice, but Islamic factions appear to be at war with America.

Why is the truth so difficult for liberals to acknowledge?


Ebama: The tale of a president willing to gravely endanger Americans

October 8, 2014

Thomas Duncan, 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S., died today in Dallas

The General Election is just around the bend. Many of the races and candidates have been covered here. But today we digress from campaigns to a single politician —- Barack Hussein Obama.

As the President of the United States, he is the man entrusted with the solemn duty of keeping American citizens safe.  Yet he is now risking the lives of the populace with policies designed to further the spread of a deadly contagion.  More concerned with political correctness and a commitment to open borders, he refuses too impose any travel restrictions from the West African nations where death runs rampant. Several African nations, including Kenya and Nigeria have issued travel bans. Additionally, Obama has inexplicably sent American troops, unprepared to deal with a deadly epidemic, to the infected areas.

The U.S. State Department currently allows applicants with HIV/AIDS to apply and enter our country. Those infected with tuberculosis, leprosy, or other afflictions “of public health significance” can apply for waivers.

Ebola, with no treatment or known cure, is rapidly becoming a global health crisis of monumental proportions. According to this September CDC report, which admits under-reporting of the actual cases, the number of Ebola outbreaks in Liberia and Sierra Leone could escalate to between 550,000 and 1.4 million by January 2015, and rise even higher if there are no “additional interventions or changes in community behavior.”

Another assessment published by WHO experts in the New England Journal of Medicine reports the fatality rate of the outbreak in West Africa is 71% and assesses the “current epidemiologic outlook [as] bleak.”  “The Ebola epidemic,” they write, is “in grave danger of spiraling out of control.”

Against this backdrop, we invite you to read the illuminating commentary “Ebola and Obama” by Dr. Thomas Sowell. It’s printed in Human Events, known for its powerful, conservative voices.


Obama’s skewed priorities: African Ebola, Muslim refuges take precedence

September 16, 2014

U.S. vulnerability of no consequence to Obama

In the midst of terrorist threats on American soil by Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists, Barack Obama is assigning 3,000 U.S. military personnel and more than $500 million —- drawn from funding normally used for defense efforts —- to west Africa to deal with the Ebola crisis.

Calling this a “national security priority,” he says he is responding to appeals from Africa to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the deadly virus that has reportedly claimed 2,200 lives in the region The U.S. has already spent more than $100 million responding to the outbreak

Most American taxpaying citizens would likely agree that our own “national security” priorities should take center stage.

Obama is taking these unprecedented actions despite reports of ISIS terrorists preparing to carry out attacks on Times Square and the Las Vegas strip and our porous southern border being a pipeline for any comers who intend harm to our country. Could it be any more clear that  American citizens who should be secure in their cities take second place to Obama?

So far a few hundred U.S. military “advisors’ have been assigned to fight terrorism in Iraq.

To fuel our internal crisis, WND reports that displaced Syrians will likely make up the next big wave of Muslim refugees joining approximately 250,000 refugees from Islamic countries to be resettled in the United States.

Earlier this year, the State Department moved to ease the rules that protect the U.S. from accepting refugees with potential ties to terrorist organizations. The rules were seen as “too strict” by the refugee-resettlement groups that lobby Congress and the administration continuously to let in more Muslims from the war-torn Middle East.

“The  UNHCR  just this year started referring Syrian refugees to the United States for processing,” said the dull-witted Marie Harf, deputy spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State at this Sept. 4 press briefing. “Obviously, we have several thousand in the pipeline, and that number will continue to go up,” Harf said.  For those wondering what the acronym stands for, it’s “United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.”

Yes. Under the Obama administration, we are now taking our immigration marching orders from the United Nations.

 Obama’s claim of a “broad coalition” of support to deal with ISIS terrorists in a war he refuses to call a war, is outed as “non-existent” in this contemptuous front page analysis in the New York Times. Breitbart has additional, in-depth information.


AZ Republic: Single pronoun reveals homosexual agenda

September 16, 2014

The trickery engaged in by the propaganda pushers at the state’s agenda-driven, radically left-leaning newspaper has morphed into a full-fledged art form.  We’ve often pointed out the dual issues focused on by the increasingly diminished crew at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic). Ever more intensified arguments on behalf of same-sex and amnesty issues leap to the forefront as actual reporting is infused with editorializing.

A case in point? The sly efforts to normalize homosexuality have reached epic proportions in the news coverage of David Trujillo, 27, a former Ahwatukee Foothills high school dance instructor.  For his egregious acts of sexual abuse of a minor in his charge, Trujillo was sentenced Friday to one year in jail and lifetime probation in connection with a “sexual relationship” he had with a student.

The report written by Tyler Fingert, a student at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Republic “Breaking News Reporter,” uses the term “sexual relationship,” which implies consent — something minors legally cannot give.

Trujillo pleaded guilty in July to two counts of sexual conduct with the student and received what amounted to a judicial slap on the wrist. Contrast the double standard sentence meted out in 1985 to ‘Teacher of the Year’ Ken Lamberton —- then a Mesa science teacher. 

The eight paragraph news report of this betrayal of trust as a sexual pervert in a position of authority preys on a youthful student, takes the reader to the second to last sentence to divulge the underage victim’s gender by use of the pronoun “he.”

Tyler Fingert’s obviously a quick learner. What a shame the newspaper is unlikely to exist by the time he needs a paycheck to facilitate his life as an adult.


Maher v. Charlie Rose: Claiming Islam is like other religions naive, wrong

September 14, 2014

Atheists Bill Maher, Charlie Rose debate “moderate” Islam; Maher defends Christianity

“Vast numbers of Christians do not believe that if you leave the Christian religion, you should be killed for it. Vast numbers of Christians do not treat women as second-class citizens. Vast numbers of Christians do not believe that if you draw a picture of Jesus Christ you should get killed for it.”

Bill Maher clashed with Charlie Rose over Islam during an appearance on Rose’s Bloomberg Television program this week. Maher, the host of Real Time on HBO, scoffed at Rose’s numerous attempts to link Islam to Christianity and to try to disavow radical Muslims as representatives of the religion. Rose contended numerous times that “moderate Muslims” do not approve of the actions of radical groups like ISIS. Maher noted Muslims when polled overwhelmingly agree with ideas like killing those who leave Islam and stoning adulters. Rose said the Koran does not teach Muslims to do “these kind of things.” The following is a transcript of their conversation courtesy of Real Clear Politics:

BILL MAHER: I saw Howard Dean on TV the other day and he said something along the order, he said the people in ISIS….he said I’m about as Islamic as they are, you know, distancing the vast numbers of Islamic people around the world from them. That’s just not true.

CHARLIE ROSE: It is true.

MAHER: It is not true, Charlie. There is a connecting tissue between…. 

ROSE: Behind every Muslim is a future member of some radical?

MAHER: Let me finish.

ROSE: I was doing that. 

MAHER: There are illiberal beliefs that are held by vast numbers of Muslim people that….

ROSE: A vast number of Christians too.

MAHER: No, that’s not true. Not true. Vast numbers of Christians do not believe that if you leave the Christian religion you should be killed for it. Vast numbers of Christians do not treat women as second class citizens. Vast numbers of Christians….

ROSE: I agree with that….

MAHER: ….do not believe if you draw a picture of Jesus Christ you should get killed for it. So yes, does ISIS do Khmer Rouge-like activities where they just kill people indiscriminately who aren’t just like them? Yes. And would most Muslim people in the world do that or condone that? No.

ROSE: No.

MAHER: But most Muslim people in the world do condone violence just for what you think. 

ROSE: How do you know that?

MAHER: They do. First of all they say it. They shout it.

ROSE: Vast majorities of Muslims say that?

MAHER: Absolutely. There was a Pew poll in Egypt done a few years ago — 82% said, I think, stoning is the appropriate punishment for adultery. Over 80% thought death was the appropriate punishment for leaving the Muslim religion. I’m sure you know these things. 

ROSE: Well I do. But I don’t believe….

MAHER: So to claim that this religion is like other religions is just naive and plain wrong. It is not like other religious. The New York Times pointed out in an op-ed* a couple of weeks ago that in Saudi Arabia just since August 4th, they think it was, they have beheaded 19 people. Most for non-violent crimes including homosexuality. 

ROSE: I know that they cut the hands off the thief.

MAHER: Right, okay, so we’re upset that ISIS is beheading people which we should be upset about but Saudi Arabia does it and they’re our good friends because they have oil. Okay. But they do it too. This is the center of the religion. I’m not saying….

ROSE: But they’re now fighting against ISIS too. They’re joining us in the fight. As is the Emirates. As is Jordan. They are all Muslim countries.

MAHER: Well, they are both fighting ISIS and they are for ISIS.

ROSE: Well, it’s not the government. I mean, some of them….

MAHER: Certainly the governments.

 ROSE: It’s a bit like today about Qatar. The big story today in The New York Times about Qatar. And some guy there is supporting, who is a Muslim….

MAHER: But I mean in Mecca where infidels, non-Muslims, are not even allowed in the holy parts of the city. I mean, right there, we don’t have that example in other religions. They do behead people. Now if they were beheading people in Vatican City, which is the equivalent of Mecca, don’t you think there would be a bigger outcry about it? So this is the soft bigotry of low expectations with Muslim people. When they do crazy things and believe crazy things, somehow it’s not talked about nearly as much. 

ROSE: Would you come to the table and debate this with a moderate Muslim?

MAHER: Find one, yes. Find one.

ROSE: I promise you I’ll find one.

MAHER: Find a Muslim…. 

ROSE: I do believe that what we see with ISIS is not representative of….

MAHER: As I said, connecting tissue. 

ROSE: ….not representative of the Islamic religion. I don’t think the Koran teaches them to do these kinds of things. 

MAHER: Well you’re wrong about that. The Koran absolutely has on every page stuff that’s horrible about how the infidels should be treated. But for example again ISIS says that they should perform genital mutilation on all women 11-46. Would most Muslims agree with that? No. Or carry it out? No. 

But as Ayaan Hirsi Ali points out, she says….

ROSE: I wouldn’t expect for her to…. 

MAHER: And she would know better than….

ROSE: Exactly.

MAHER: But can we really say….

ROSE: She’s been a victim.

MAHER: ….women are treated equally in the Muslim world? I mean, their testimony in court is very often counted as half. They need permission to leave the house in some places. 

ROSE: But a lot of moderate Muslims would say in fact one of the things that we need to modernize is the idea of the way we treat women. 

MAHER: But in this country, if you just use the wrong word about women, they go nuts. And all these other countries…

ROSE: As they should. 

MAHER: ….they’re doing things like making them wear burqas and I hear liberals say things like, ‘they want to.’ They want to. They’ve been brainwashed. It’s like saying a street walker wants to do that.

 H/T Real Clear Politics

 *New York Times August 22, 2014 op-ed “Saudis Must Stop Exporting Extremism,“ by Ed Husain in which he wrote “Just since Aug. 4, 19 people have been beheaded in Saudi Arabia, nearly half for nonviolent crimes.”


AZ’s “botched” execution?

July 24, 2014

Victims Debbie and Gene Dietz forgotten

The Arizona Republic’s 2-word, oversized, all caps headline “BOTCHED EXECUTION,” is the type previously reserved for reporting a declaration of war. Actually, that’s exactly what it is. A war on the death penalty. The follow-up obligatory editorial calls for “a moratorium” on the practice, saying it defines “cruel.“ Columnists E. J. Montini and Laurie Roberts are reliably aboard with misplaced sympathies.

The Page One report continuing to two jump pages, was written by the newspaper‘s reporter, among the witnesses. It comes complete with the requisite full-color photo showing death penalty opponents, holding signs outside the state prison. One sign says, “No one deserves to die.”

It’s a good bet none of them were related to the victims of the grisly murders.

The reporter calls the execution a “gruesome scene.” He wasn’t referring to the site of the Tucson double homicide that left a father and daughter dead.

By now most Arizonans have heard the name Joseph Rudolph Wood.  He’s the cold-blooded double murderer whose execution, finally re-scheduled and carried out Wednesday, is the subject of the article. He’s lived an additional 25 years more than his forgotten victims, Debbie Dietz, just 29 years old at the time of her murder and her 55-year-old father, Gene Dietz. They were executed in 1989 at their family owned auto repair shop in Tucson.

For an account of what brought Woods to the day when his execution took longer than considered proper by the bleeding  hearts crowd, read what brought him to his end. The gruesome facts of the murders are not in readily available in the Arizona Media.

Family members of Wood’s victims, who also witnessed the execution, said they had no problems with the way it was carried out.

Jeanne Brown another daughter of victim Eugene Dietz, gave her view on whether Wood suffered. “You don’t know what excruciating is,” she said. “Excruciating is seeing your dad lying in a pool of blood.”

“This man conducted horrific murders and you guys are going, let’s worry about the drugs” (used in the lethal injection), said Richard Brown, the brother-in-law of Debbie Dietz.” Why didn’t they give him a bullet, why didn’t we give him Drano?”

The leftwing media is more concerned with the number of gasps Wood took as they report his death as “chilling.” Compounding the atrocious crimes he committed is the fact that his victims have become obscure as the murderer has bizarrely transmogrified into the sympathetic character.


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