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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Catholic Online: Santorum Surprise in Iowa?

There is no question that Rick Santorum is surging in Iowa as a consequence of Newt's fall. The former is the only Tea Party-minded candidate whose tires have yet to be kicked. This race will boil down to three entities. Establishment vs. Kook vs. anti-Establishment.

Romney has the establishment vote locked up
Paul has the Kook vote locked up.
Perry, Bachmann, Gingrich, and Santorum are all fighting for that anti-Establishment vote

Perry is, as they say, all hat and no cattle. The gap between his rhetoric and how he governs is cavernous. Bachmann has already risen and fallen; she has peaked and a significant portion of her votes seem to have gone to Santorum at this point. Besides, it would be nice to see her remain a powerful force in Congress. Gingrich has a problem similar to Perry in that his liberal side isn't just glistening; it's blinding.

Catholic Online highlights Santorum's bonafides:

More at Catholic Online, h/t Free Republic

Video: Bill Whittle Describes 'Three Years Under Obama'

A must-watch:

A nice compliment to this piece in the Washington Times.

h/t Doug Ross

Video: Iowa Coffee Shop Owner Kicks OWS'rs Out of her Store

Here is another microcosm of the misdirected anger of the OWS crowd. When they protest 'too big to fail' and big bank bailouts, even the Tea Party agrees. However, when one of their ranks rudely invades a small business owner's coffee shop in Iowa to demonize her as being part of the one percent, it's over the line and is more than juts a little indicative of the insane nature at the group's core.

Isn't it something how this hard-working coffee shop owner is harassed while 25 celebrities worth a total of $4.1 Billion are revered by the movement?

I'm willing to bet that the gray-haired dude in the red shirt either has a government job, belongs to a union,  or is otherwise living off someone else's hard work.

Via Breitbart:

Religious Bigotry at a Muslim School? Christian Principal Fired

Welcome to the real version of Islamic tolerance, multi-culturalism, and diversity. A Christian principal and his wife say they were fired from an Islamic school because they were not Muslim. Keep this in mind whenever anyone attempts to tell you that the Ground Zero mosque is all about bringing different religions together.

Via the Daily Mail:
A principal and his wife have been sacked from a college whose stated aim is to promote multiculturalism because they are white Christians, they claim.

Professor Malory Nye, 47, says he was dismissed from the Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education in Dundee, Scotland, because his race and religion were seen by his superiors as a threat to its core Muslim values.

He says the college’s claims to pursuing multicultural values were a charade and that he was dismissed so he could be replaced by a Muslim.

His wife Isabel Campbell-Nye, 42, alleges she was forced from her position as head of the English language centre because she attracted too many students who were not Muslims or Arabs.
Unless I'm mistaken, this is what we call religious bigotry, is it not? Isn't it interesting that the school apparently went out of its way to bill itself as one that promotes multiculturalism but actually rejects it when the rubber meets the road? Meanwhile, the left continues to point its collective finger at 'Islamophobes.'

It sounds like this completely naive couple actually got an education by being fired.
The couple allege that Abubaker Abubaker, the director of operations, and Mirza al-Sayegh, chairman of its board of directors and private secretary to the Sheikh, decided to force them out because they were British, white and Christian. 
Prof Nye told the Telegraph: 'It is clear to me that there is collusion between these two individuals that I should be removed from my position on the basis that I am not an Arab and not a Muslim and that the person who has the role of principal should be Arab and/or Muslim. 
'Multiculturalism and respect for cultural and religious differences are, I had thought, core values of the college. 
'However, I believe that such inclusive multiculturalism no longer fits the particular type of multicultural vision of certain managers and the chairman, that is accepting of different cultures, so long as the majority of students are Muslims and/or Arabs and the ethos is distinctly Islamic. 
'My face and lack of Muslim faith no longer fit.'
It will be interesting to see if the Nyes actually wake up to the lie they've been fed or if they seek out another 'multi-cultural' Islamic school.

h/t GWP

Ron Paul Catching the Wrath of Sheila Jackson Lee

One of the members of the racist group known as the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) is going after Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) over the racist comments that appeared in the latter's newsletters.

Via the Houston Chronicle:
One of the newsletter articles described Rep. Barbara Jordan, a Houston Democrat revered in the civil rights community, as “the archetypal half-educated victimologist, yet her race and sex protect her from criticism.”

The story was covered extensively by the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News in 1996, when Paul sought to reclaim a seat in Congress, and 2007, when Paul was running for the Republican presidential nomination. But the newsletters did not receive significant media attention until last week, when the Texas congressman took the lead in the Iowa presidential caucuses.

Today, the woman who represents the Houston congressional district long represented by Jordan demanded an apology.

“Ron Paul cannot continue to pursue the position of the presidency of the United States of America without formally apologizing and discussing his true positions regarding these newsletter writings,” Jackson Lee said in a statement.
Moments like these lend themselves to Alien vs. Predator comparisons, where both sides are bad and you just want to see each go after the other.

The comment from Paul about Jordan, if she was anything like Lee, is probably not that far off, especially when it comes to her intellect.

Lee, a vice-chair for the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) caucus, once asked if the Mars rover would be able to get some video of the flag Neil Armstrong planted.

Frankly, if Paul wants to see an increase in support, he should probably stand behind the portion of the newsletter that Lee objects to. His problems are likely to come from the likes of David Duke and Donald Black, the founder of STORMFRONT and former American Nazi Party member. They have both expressed support for Paul, in part, based on the content in those newsletters.

As a Republican, Paul could benefit from some raised dander on any member of the CBC but his alleged anti-Israel views coupled with a David Duke endorsement (Duke has said he will vote for Paul but has not officially endorsed him), won't do him any favors.

h/t Weasel Zippers
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