Freedom Tower Elevator Video

If you’ve never seen this, please take less than one minute and watch it. It’s very, very cool. It’s the video that surrounds you, literally from your feet, to above your head, on all four walls all around you, inside the elevator, on the way to the top of the Freedom Tower in New York City. It shows lower Manhattan from pre-history to today;  from bedrock to swamp to colonial times to modern times. Mike & I saw it in person last fall when we stopped in New York on the way up from dropping Leigh at school in Savannah. Like everything in New York City, it’s insanely expensive, but if you can, go do it. It’s a bucket-list type of thing. You can find more on it here.

Want Rice or Beans w/that Taqiyya?

Oh… Wait… That’s taco, not taqiyya…

I always get that wrong.

Kinda like the progressive left, or as we like to call them, The New York Times Editorial Board, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and the modern Democratic party.

This morning’s example of the survival instinct being bred out of them, is the big, splashy, feature NYT editorial insisting the Muslim Brotherhood is just misunderstood, and gosh, darn, golly, if we’d just relax and listen to the NY-DC-corridor elites we’d see they’re really just a cute and cuddly as a little puppy!

Osama bin Laden was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Pfft. Forget that part.

I posted a comment, which I seriously doubt will get published, but I thought it was worth sharing (It’s below the line at the bottom of this rant!).  Understanding my comment doesn’t require reading the entire editorial that inspired it, but it’s worth a skim to just get an understanding, if you don’t have one, of how human evolution has arrived at the point that half the f*cking country has had their survival instincts bred out of them.

I’m not kidding.  I’m as serious as a heart attack.  This is the same party (the Democrats) who wants to repeal the 2nd amendment, not only for us, but for cops, too!  No, really, they want to r-e-p-e-a-l it, but, in the shorter term, they’ll just settle for disarming the police.  This is a real thing.  Happened just recently.  Really.  Because… Everybody knows if guns are illegal, criminals will obey the law and charm will stop a bullet, right?  A good, sensitivity-trained cop in a “softer uniform” can just talk the perp insane on PCP out of killing him, right?  RIGHT?

We literally have more guns that people in this country.  300 million+ guns.  (If that seems impossible, just think about it for just a split second:  Do you know, or know of, anyone with a gun who owns just one?  Of course not.  Most people who own guns own several.)  So in order to believe this fantasy of a repealed 2nd amendment gun-free America you would have to believe that all of those weapons evaporate.  Magically.  Just… POOF.  GONE.  Which is ridiculous. No?  Okay… So now you have to imagine that everyone in possession of a gun will turn it in.  Everyone.  E-v-e-r-y-o-n-e.  Everyone will just obey the law, like a good little serf.

You’d have to believe in unicorn-farts made of gold dust to believe that, but, then, I’m not a liberal.

But I digress.

Back to those adorable rascals, the Muslim Brotherhood and their defenders at the NYT Editorial Board.  We began this rant on how we are to believe the MB “renounced violence in the 1970’s.”

Uh-huh.

Here’s my answer to that pile of steaming poo, which isn’t likely to see the light of day in the comments section at the Times:


(UPDATE:  They must have someone new on the comments desk this morning.  They actually published it.)

From the UK’s Guardian, May 2, 2011, right after OBL’s killing, regarding the ‘peaceful’ MB:

“Egypt’s influential Muslim Brotherhood condemned the ‘assassination’ of Osama bin Laden, claiming anyone accused of a crime should be put on trial.”

The Muslim Brotherhood is not benign.

They are not our friends.

They lie.

The Iranian mullahs “denounce” violence too. While there are many forms of Islam & the MB, the Egyptian version, the Shia, the Sunni, etc., they all operate under the umbrella of the same “rules,” which include taqiyya = lying, even if it is “against the faith,” because the purpose of taqiyya is to pacify the infidel long enough to finish the job, as it were.

Related to this is the politically correct, and frankly suicidal, western practice of obfuscation; making a big fuss about “core al Qaeda” or how one faction is fighting the other so, based on our western good-guy/bad-guy paradigm, surely one side must be aligned with our interests. When it comes to Islam all bets are off. The paradigm is useless. These people lie. Just because we do too doesn’t make them any more credible. In fact, because it is in the service of Islam it is worse, because while we Americans lie for all kinds of reasons, when their leaders lie to the west it is with a sword behind their backs and the righteousness of the cause to wield it upon our necks.

Horns’a Plenty

*snort*… Gosh, those (shadow-horns in the bunting above Barry’s head) are kinda hard to ignore, aren’t they? Even if you’re not into that kind of thing (which I’m not… really) Mr.-Styrofoam-Greek-Columns-Image-Is-Everything  missed this camera angle, didn’t he?

Or did he?  I don’t know.  I doubt it was on purpose, but gosh-golly… Look at ’em.

Obama's Eve of 9/11/2014 Speech

Obama’s Eve of 9/11/2014 Speech

Others noticed the flag pin on his lapel is crooked.  I’m only surprised it’s not upside down. Or absent.