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Sunday, January 2, 2011


Outside a New Year's Eve mass in Alexandria, Egypt a suicide bomber exploded two cars, killing 21 and injuring 79. Al-Qaeda has been identified as the group most likely responsible, despite Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's claims that al-Qaeda doesn't operate inside Egypt. Catholic online reported that all 21 deaths were Christian and that all but 8 of the 79 injured were Christians. The White House issued a statement that didn't implicate Islam at all.

Now we have a Sheikh claiming that the attacks were likely perpetrated by the Jews. No, seriously.

Via Translating Jihad:
The Vice President of the Supreme Islamic Shi'ite Council in Lebanon, Sheikh 'Abd-al-Amir Qablan, denounced the bombing which occurred in front of Saints' Church in Alexandria, in northern Egypt, and which led to the death of 21 people.

Qablan said in a statement: "This terrorist act bears the mark of Zionism, which is accustomed to destroying religious holy places, and is in the interest of Zionism, which seeks to sow fitna, and foment sectarian and ideological differences."
These kinds of ridiculous lies can spread when the truth about what actually happened is suppressed, even by our White House.

HERE is the White House statement.

HERE is an account of the bombing from Catholic Online.

h/t Gateway Pundit


As ranking member of the House Oversight & Government Reform committee, Darrell Issa (R) talked a very mean game when it came to the misconduct of the Obama administration. As ranking member, he had no power to launch investigations. He left the public with the impression that once he became chairman of that committee - which he will do soon after the 112th congress is sworn in - the Obama administration would face a formidable foe led by Issa.

For example, in the spring of last year, when it became very apparent that someone in the administration offered congressman Joe Sestak a job in return for dropping out of the Senate race against Arlen Specter. Issa's rhetoric was quite fiery. Again, he had no power to do anything about it. A chained dog can bark much louder if it wants; it's still not going to go anywhere. At one point, Issa even referred to the scandal as Obama's 'Watergate.'

Here, Issa is on CNN and is called on his strong rhetoric. In response, Issa is more than a little defensive and the interviewer rightfully continues to come back to the 'Watergate' comparison. We even learn courtesy of this interview that Issa is NOT going to investigate the Sestak scandal because Bush's people did it too.

This should have the Tea Party crowd spittn' mad. Issa looks disgraceful here. Perhaps he was hoping he could just 'play the game,' not realizing that he would actually be watched this time.


Nicholas Kristof is making the charge that wealth in the United States should be re-distributed to make everyone equal because such a scenario is good for one's soul. Amazingly lost on these whack jobs is who they think should have their money confiscated and by whom - though he doesn't concede that the confiscators (the Government) is more powerful and wealthier than the richest 1% of Americans he thinks should cough up their money.

Via New York Times:
John Steinbeck observed that “a sad soul can kill you quicker, far quicker, than a germ.”

That insight, now confirmed by epidemiological studies, is worth bearing in mind at a time of such polarizing inequality that the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess a greater collective net worth than the bottom 90 percent.

There’s growing evidence that the toll of our stunning inequality is not just economic but also is a melancholy of the soul. The upshot appears to be high rates of violent crime, high narcotics use, high teenage birthrates and even high rates of heart disease.

That’s the argument of an important book by two distinguished British epidemiologists, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. They argue that gross inequality tears at the human psyche, creating anxiety, distrust and an array of mental and physical ailments — and they cite mountains of data to support their argument.
If you ever found yourself wondering where the 'everyone gets a trophy' mentality comes from, it's from people like this.

Again, accepting the argument that Kristof is parroting here requires Americans not to be the least bit suspicious of those who actually re-distribute the wealth. The irony is that they become even more powerful and the problem Kristof is allegedly trying to resolve is exacerbated.

h/t NewsBusters
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