Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Binny Pontificates

After posting a recent IOpian View Weekly Diversified Devotional I got a call from the branch office of Al-Qaeda in America and they were somewhat upset that I allowed Mr. Al-Sadr, a Shia Muslim, to represent Islam. So in the interest of fairness and to give any reader that should happen through here a fair and balanced perspective, I provide the following short passage from the Koran which I have been told is The Sheik's favorite.
Thank you Mr. Bin Laden.

[2.8] And there are some people who say: We believe in Allah and the last day; and they are not at all believers.
[2.9] They desire to deceive Allah and those who believe, and they deceive only themselves and they do not perceive.
[2.10] There is a disease in their hearts, so Allah added to their disease and they shall have a painful chastisement because they lied.
[2.11] And when it is said to them, Do not make mischief in the land, they say: We are but peace-makers.
[2.12] Now surely they themselves are the mischief makers, but they do not perceive.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Weekly Diversified Devotional

Installment #1 of the IOpian Weekly Diversified Devotional.
**Today's tiny tidbit: Can You Spot The Religion of Peace ?

Today's first passage comes from the Islamic prophet Isa. Here we find Isa delivering what is known as the Sermon on the Mount found in the Christan book Luke 6:27-36:

"But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

"Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either.

"Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.

"Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.

"If you love those who love you, what credit is {that} to you? For even sinners love those who love them.

"If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is {that} to you? For even sinners do the same.

"If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is {that} to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same {amount.}

"But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil {men.}

"Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

And now for an IOpian View Exclusive...

We have the world recognized religious scholar Muqtada Al Sadr bringing us words of inspiration from the Koran:

[2.190] And fight in the way of Allah with those who fight with you, and do not exceed the limits, surely Allah does not love those who exceed the limits.

[2.191] And kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from whence they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter, and do not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque until they fight with you in it, but if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the recompense of the unbelievers.

[2.192] But if they desist, then surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

[2.193] And fight with them until there is no persecution, and religion should be only for Allah, but if they desist, then there should be no hostility except against the oppressors.

[2.194] The Sacred month for the sacred month and all sacred things are (under the law of) retaliation; whoever then acts aggressively against you, inflict injury on him according to the injury he has inflicted on you and be careful (of your duty) to Allah and know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil).

[2.195] And spend in the way of Allah and cast not yourselves to perdition with your own hands, and do good (to others); surely Allah loves the doers of good.

And From the Church of Scientology's founder L. Ron Hubbard:

"There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there."


Monday, May 23, 2005

The Battle for Baldwin Park

Mexicans or Terrorists? - The Battle for Baldwin Park

via Free Republic

I think our Southern neighbors are coming to a point where they need slapped into reality. Shut the border and deport those here illegally. Enforce our laws. Period.

These people, the people in the video wanting to reclaim the Southwest, see all the wealth in the metropolitan areas like Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, San Francisco, Las Vegas and imagine if it were all under their jurisdiction then that wealth would be theirs. In fact, in about ten years time it all would become merely an extension of the cesspool whence they came. All the wealth generating industries and institutions would leave along with their capital.

The larger problem I see here is with the attitudes of these illegal immigrants. They don't want to assimilate. They want to flee their home country, sometimes at great peril and cost, to come to this country and enjoy the benefits of our culture only to import and try to establish the same failed cultural attitudes that brought them here in the first place. The same thing is probably true with Islamists in Europe.

The tragic thing about this is that Mexico is a potential first world country that imposes a third world status upon itself. It is corrupt to the core and the people robbed by those in power.

So here's how I think you alter the course and protect ourselves.

1. Regulate the border. Put the Border Patrol agents around major urban areas and allow entry only at those points. Use the National Guard at the points in between. The Minuteman Project proved this works. The open border people ought not have a problem with us discouraging these people putting their lives in jeopardy in the open desert or the hands of unscrupulous coyotes.

2. Alter our citizenship laws where merely being born on American soil is no guarantee of citizenship. At least one parent should have to be a citizen. Only Americans can beget Americans.

3. We are not responsible for the health and welfare of Mexican citizens. That is a responsibility of their government.

4. All medical, legal and educational expenses generated by Mexican citizens in the US illegally should be reimbursed to each American state by the Mexican government.

5. Mexicans working in America should pay into our Social Security System but should only be able to draw from it if and only if they reside in the United States and must prove that residency. They should pay all federal, state and local taxes.

6. The objective should be to internalize the pressures on the Mexican government to clean up its act by forcing it to create a business friendly environment so these people don't have to flee their country for the basic necessities of life. If they can't come here to make money then they will force accountibilty in their governement.

7. We should remind the Mexicans that they have oil. Lots of oil. They do not want to start anything with us. Instead of them coming to America, America will come to them. We did twice before and they should count themselves lucky that we gave most of it back to them. If you're trapped in a cage with a 600lb. gorilla it is not a good idea to kick it in the groin.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Future Congressional Democrat

Can you guess which one ?

Afternoon mullings

Ya know ..... I've been thinking....

If there is no such thing as evolution ... why do men have nipples?

If the original family was Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel... who did Cain marry ?

If Genesis is to be taken literally how could there have been 3 days before the 4th day when the sun and moon were created ?

If Islam claims Jesus is a prophet why don't they believe him or are not allowed by their faith to read or hear about him ?

If the reward for martyrdom is 72 virgins what's a fella going to do after the 3rd day in paradise ?

I don't see blogs as 'the new media'. Few can make that claim, most are echo chambers reporting on what the old media is reporting on. I don't mean that as a bad thing. In fact, it is a very good thing and an emerging global force of accountability. But I would rather think of the sphere more as the great Global Virtual Water Cooler.

Why do they call it the 'mainstream media' when there is nothing mainstream about it ? I think a more apt name is the Institutional Media or Old Media.

Why do people confuse Creationism and Evolution. One deals with how it all got here and the other deals with how it managed to stay here.

If the universe is expanding what is it expanding into? Nothingness ? You can't imagine nothingness because once you do it becomes something.

But what really has me baffled is Why hasn't John Kerry signed his form 180 ?
**Update** He has reportedly signed it, developed a plan to assess the documents. Think we'll see them before 08 ?

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Into the Void

By now this is a familiar picture. If you want your own just google earth night and you'll find about 8,000 to pick from. I would loved to have had this photo in my college sociology class that was taught by a Marxist. This was in 1993, after the collapse of the USSR, yet he continued to indoctrinate the masses while drawing a check from the fruits of a capitalist society. I could have held it up in class and pointed out the result of the economic system he advocated as opposed to capitalism.

But look at it. This country cannot defend itself very long. We should just wear them down. Fly missions around the clock near their territory and force them to expend jet fuel. Send saboteurs to destroy pipelines bringing fuel from China. Buzz Pyongyang at 3:00 am with stealths gone supersonic. Rattle some windows and nerves. Keep Kim hunkered in a bunker. Let the populace know we are near and wonder what the Glorious Leader can do about it.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

A Fox in the Bush

"Thank You Mr. President for helping me keep my people from turning on me and exposing the corrupt political and social system that is the legacy of Mexican society forcing 11 million of my citizens to sometimes make a life-threatening effort to flee my wonderful country in order to sustain their families. Thank You my friend for feeding them, housing them, providing an education and medical care so they are healthy enough to send their money back home."

"Sure Vince, glad I can help. And even though I'm a Texican from Texico and yer a Mexican from Meheeco, we're all 'mericans. And I'd like to take this opportunity to say to the Mexico peoples : Entre en por favor mi casa sin mi permiso. Mierda en el piso. Knockup mi hija. Rompa mis leyes. Sea seguro hacer la cama por las once. Siegue el c├ęsped antes de las 3 de la tarde y cene mi cocinada por las seises esta noche.. "

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Militants ?

This photo was released by the US Army. It is propagating around the sphere today. Since this doesn't portray an American soldier as a thug it is probably not Pulitzer quality stuff. But this is a image that you'd have to be one devoid being not to be touched by it.

So these half-wit jihadi would have us believe this is justified by the greater cause of a religion? OK let's go from that angle shall we:

From the Koran for those so inclined:
[4.93] "And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his punishment is hell; he shall abide in it, and Allah will send His wrath on him and curse him and prepare for him a painful chastisement."

( A Painful Chastisement )

There is no religious justifcation for the actions of these zealots. It exposes them for what they are.... uneducated, sexually repressed, mental defectives who use religion as a ruse because they are simply too stupid to hold down a job, raise a family and live among civilized people.