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Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Afternoon Roundup - Sarkozy, France and Obama

It's been an ugly week in more ways than one and while a week ends, the problems spawned in that week continue on. Israel has set a precedent that not only encourages kidnapping soldiers and civilians, but makes it clear that the kidnappers don't even need to keep them alive. America has appeased North Korea and Iran. And the Louvre is getting a veil, I have to wonder how long it will be before the paintings of women in the Louvre have veils painted on them too.

At Catherine Falsani's blog, we have a clear demonstration that Obama's ties to Trinity go deeper than he's tried to pretend after he threw Trinity and Wright under the bus.

At 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2004, when I was the religion reporter (I am now its religion columnist) at the Chicago Sun-Times, I met then-State Sen. Barack Obama at Café Baci, a small coffee joint at 330 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago, to interview him exclusively about his spirituality...

Do you still attend Trinity?

Yep. Every week. 11 o'clock service. Ever been there? Good service.

Yeah. God damn America. Hail Hamas. Best service ever I imagine for Bill Ayers' buddy.

Meanwhile Michelle Obama thinks all a 600 dollar stimulus check can do is buy a pair of earrings. Talk about a woman who truly understands the poor. Let them eat cake. Let them buy 600 dollar earrings. Marie Antoinette has nothing on Michelle Obama.

Over in the blogsphere Dinah Lord takes on the Louvre's new Islamic art wing

As you know, depictions of the human form is haraam in Islam and I mean really, how many old stinky rugs and patterned tiles can you look at before you go off in search of something more visually exciting?

It's no surprise that the museum was started by that old reprobate, Jacques Chirac in 2003 and was funded in large part by Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, whose €17m contribution to the project is one of the biggest private cultural donations made in France. The last "grand project" between France and Islam, François Mitterrand's, L'Institut du Monde Arabe (the Arab World Institute) was formed to:

Boker Tov Boulder has her own punches to throw in the direction of the Galling Gallic, beginning with Sarkozy

The Keli Ata blog has her own take on the Omar Khadr jailhouse performance

I don't have children but friends with kids tell me they can always tell when their kids are lying and fake crying. That is the same way I feel about Omar Khadr. I like to think of myself as a sensitive person who has a decent gauge on when people are truly in distress but I'm just not picking that up from what little I've seen of the Khadr interrogation video. Sure, the kid's probably miserable and itching to go home to Canada, to go home period as any criminal or suspected criminal that is incarcerated would.

But torture? Nope. I just don't read that. We've all seen hostage video either on TV or You Tube. Usually westerners or non-Westerners in acute distress. Some very quite, subdued, in shock, others in great distress (such as the Christian Science Monitor journalist who was ultimately released). I watch the clips of this Khadr kid and it comes across as totally contrived.

Bad acting if you ask me.

Lemon Lime Moon meanwhile wishes Obama all the best for his upcoming engagement with Iran and thinks he will make a very lovely bride and has a post about why you dare not , must not joke about Obama

Debbie Schlussel has this piece about the phony Saudi tolerance conference and the Dhimmi attendees there

The New Centrist has Part of his Leaving the Radical Left: Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism, and Jewish Response on his blog.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous22/7/08

    Thanks for the link, SK.

    I thought you and your readers might also be interested in this:

    Identifying the Fourth Wave of Terrorism

    Take it easy,




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