Myth vs Fact-Part 173

Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace.

Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 54:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “By Him in Whose Hands my life is! Were it not for some men amongst the believers who dislike to be left behind me and whom I cannot provide with means of conveyance, I would certainly never remain behind any Sariya’ (army-unit) setting out in Allah’s Cause. By Him in Whose Hands my life is! I would love to be martyred in Al1ah’s Cause and then get resurrected and then get martyred, and then get resurrected again and then get martyred and then get resurrected again and then get martyred.

Tafsir

Myth vs Fact-Part 173

Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace.

Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 54:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “By Him in Whose Hands my life is! Were it not for some men amongst the believers who dislike to be left behind me and whom I cannot provide with means of conveyance, I would certainly never remain behind any Sariya’ (army-unit) setting out in Allah’s Cause. By Him in Whose Hands my life is! I would love to be martyred in Al1ah’s Cause and then get resurrected and then get martyred, and then get resurrected again and then get martyred and then get resurrected again and then get martyred.

Tafsir

They Walk Among Us!-Comedy From Dean


IDIOT SIGHTING:
We had to have the garage door repaired. The Sears repairman told us that one of our problems was we did not have a “large” enough motor on the opener. I thought for a minute, and said we had the largest one Sears made at the time, a 1/2 horsepower. He shook his head and said, “Lady, you need a 1/4 horsepower.” I responded 1/2 was larger than 1/4. He said, “NO, it’s not.” Four is larger than two..”

We haven’t used Sears Repair since.

IDIOT SIGHTING
My daughter and I went through the McDonald’s take-out window and I gave the clerk a $5 bill. Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her a quarter. She said, “you gave me too much money.” I said, “Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar bill back.” She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request. I did so, and he handed me back the quarter, and said “We’re sorry but they could not do that kind of thing.” The clerk then proceeded to give me back $1 and 75 cents in change.

Do not confuse the clerks at McD’s.

IDIOT SIGHTING
I live in a semi-rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the DEER CROSSING sign on our road. The reason: “Too many deer are being hit by cars out here! I don’t think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.”

From Kingman, KS.

IDIOT SIGHTING IN FOOD SERVICE
My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She asked the person behind the counter for “minimal lettuce.” He said he was sorry, but they only had iceburg lettuce.

From Kansas City

IDIOT SIGHTING
I was at the airport checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, “Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?” To which I replied, “If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?” He smiled knowingly and nodded, “That’s why we ask.”

Happened in Birmingham , Ala.

IDIOT SIGHTING
The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it’s safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker of mine. She asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red. Appalled, she responded, “What on earth are blind people doing driving?!”

She was a Probation Officer in Wichita , KS

IDIOT SIGHTING
At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker. She was leaving the company due to “downsizing.” Our manager commented cheerfully, “This is fun. We should do this more often.” Not another word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that deer-in-the-headlights stare.

This was a lunch at Texas Instruments.

IDIOT SIGHTING
I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and for the sake of her life, couldn’t understand why her system would not turn on.

A Deputy with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, no less.

IDIOT SIGHTING
When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver’s side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered it was unlocked. “Hey,” I announced to the technician, “its open!” His reply? “I know. I already got that side.”

This was at the Ford Dealership in Canton , Mississippi

STAY ALERT!

They walk among us… and the scary part is that they VOTE and they REPRODUCE!!!

Stop the ACLU! Weekly Roundup 12/02-12/08/2007


As Christmas gets closer, things are heating up. The Boy Scouts in Philadelphia are still under fire; Brazil refuses to extradite a suspected murderer of a soldier and Jay, as usual, has a lot of great stuff. Check out this week’s round-up and go visit the main site for even more ACLU insanity.

Articles:

Newdow Challenges to Pledge and Motto to be Heard by 9th Circuit Tuesday
This time its a double whammy! Newdow Challenges to Pledge and Motto to Be Heard by 9th Circuit Tuesday. This guy just won’t go away.

ADF will be fighting it.

In the complaint, the Plaintiffs allege that they “generally deny that God exists, and maintain that their constitutional and statutory rights are abridged when the school district Defendants participate in making the purely religious, Monotheistic claim that the United States is ‘one nation under God.'” The Plaintiffs do acknowledge and stipulate that none of them are actually compelled to say the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. They feel that they are being coerced, though, to participate simply because the Pledge is being given with the phrase “under God” as mandated by Congress. The lawsuit also alleges that the Student-Plaintiffs have been “forced to confront the government’s claim that this is one nation under God as their public school teachers have repeatedly led them and their classmates in reciting the now religious Pledge of Allegiance in their classroom and at school assemblies.”

We are going to be filing an amicus brief on behalf of the ACLJ and our members around the country in response to this most recent attack on the Pledge of Allegiance. You can join our Committee to Protect “Under God” in the Pledge by clicking here. I have assembled a senior research team to put our brief together on behalf of your members and concerned citizens throughout the United States. We will keep you posted.

Philadelphia Boy Scouts Face Eviction Over Anti-Gay Policy
Wonder whats next for the militant homosexual agenda? Maybe kicking our troops off the military bases? Oh well, the Boy Scouts continue to stand by their principles. Why is the government charging this based on their exclusion of gays as discrimination and not girls? Perhaps they should start their own organization. The gay scouts. If they excluded straights I guarantee no one would complain.

The Philadelphia Boy Scouts could find themselves booted from their historic dowtown headquarters Monday unless a dispute with City Hall over the group’s anti-gay policies is resolved.

The Cradle of Liberty Council—Philadelphia’s Boy Scout chapter—has been housed in an historic building in downtown Philly for almost 80 years, paying almost nothing for the prime piece of proprety under the terms of a 100-year sweetheart lease it inked with the city in 1928. But that lease is set to expire, and city officials say the taxpayer’s shouldn’t be footing the Scouts rent bill because of it’s national policy banning openly gay members and leaders. The Scouts must either pony up the fair market rent for the space—about $200,000 a year—or find a new home.

“If they want to accept the national policies of the Boy Scout organization they have to be able to pay for it,” said Philadelphia City Councilman Jack Kelly.

According to a letter the Boy Scouts received from City Solicitor Rome Diaz, the Boy Scouts have until Dec. 3 to sign a new lease and start paying for the use of the property, or the city will find a new tennant and the scouts will be evicted.

Diaz, who is openly gay, refused FOX News’ request for an interview.

Cradle of Liberty Council member John Braxton, a retired judge and former Eagle Scout, said the Scouts can’t afford the steep rent increase. He said the Scouts’ policy on gays is “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

“I have known persons who have been gay within our scouting program,” Braxton said. “We never ran them out. They’re Eagle scouts, they’re achievers, and what they do in their personal sexual life is not an issue within their scouting life,” he said.

ACLU Official Acts Like an Idiot: Sues Claiming Racial Profiling
Here are the facts. He refuses to give ID after leaving and re-entering the terminal, then he’s asked to leave the airport, again he refuses. That’s the basis of his suit. In reality he’s trying to stop the government from using racial profiling to stop terrorists from hijacking airplanes. The ACLU (again) fighting for the right to have terrorists attack us. Such a noble cause….

Fred Thompson: Whatever is Necessary
Compare this to Huckabee’s view on waterboarding. From the Charlie Rose interview:

Thompson: I’m telling you, as President, if the lives of a bunch of American citizens were at stake and I thought that there was a good chance that an individual had information and could impart information that would help save those lives, I’m just saying, that I would do whatever is necessary to get that information from that person. I would authorize that. Whatever is necessary to save a number of American lives.

ACLU Calls on Fellow Moonbats to Wear Orange to Protest Gitmo
The ACLU sent this email out to their subscribers and members today. In protest of holding our captured enemies in prisons, the ACLU are calling on its members to donate and make a fashion statement. I wonder if Mike Huckabee will be wearing orange on January 11th.

My Concerns With Romney Have Nothing to do With His Religion
A few thoughts on Romney.

Fred Thompson Compares Huckabee to Bill Clinton on Taxes
Sounds like Fred is finding the fire in the belly. He nails Huckabee on taxes.

Fred Thompson Placing All the Chips on Success in Iowa
Looks like Fred is going all or nothing in Iowa

Videos:

Schieffer: We Need to be Hearing About More Troops Dying in Iraq
Upset that immigration has been such an important issue focused on in the Republican debates, Schieffer shows his frustration. Instead he downplays current success in Iraq and expresses how he thinks we need to hear more about Americans dying in Iraq. Apparantly we haven’t heard enough of that.

Huckabee Sides With ACLU on Gitmo Closing and Waterboarding
Huckabee comes out against waterboarding and Gitmo!

Fred Thompson: Consistent Conservative
I’m done considering the more liberal options. Here is who I’m rooting for.

Utah Festival Organizers Reject Christmas Tree Honoring Troops
Utah’s CBS Channel 2 (KUTV) reports festival chairwoman Edyth Hansen removed the tree from the main exhibit area because she said it was too tall — had more than one picture — and was not dedicated to children. Says Hansen — “Once you change the rules for one person you have change them for everyone.”

However KUTV reports several trees still in the exhibit hall also feature multiple pictures, honor people other than children, and are of similar height to the soldiers’ tree.

Elderly Woman Ministers to Her Mugger, Brings Tears to His Eyes
This is just plain awesome! The force is strong in this one.

They Walk Among Us!-Comedy From Dean


IDIOT SIGHTING:
We had to have the garage door repaired. The Sears repairman told us that one of our problems was we did not have a “large” enough motor on the opener. I thought for a minute, and said we had the largest one Sears made at the time, a 1/2 horsepower. He shook his head and said, “Lady, you need a 1/4 horsepower.” I responded 1/2 was larger than 1/4. He said, “NO, it’s not.” Four is larger than two..”

We haven’t used Sears Repair since.

IDIOT SIGHTING
My daughter and I went through the McDonald’s take-out window and I gave the clerk a $5 bill. Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her a quarter. She said, “you gave me too much money.” I said, “Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar bill back.” She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request. I did so, and he handed me back the quarter, and said “We’re sorry but they could not do that kind of thing.” The clerk then proceeded to give me back $1 and 75 cents in change.

Do not confuse the clerks at McD’s.

IDIOT SIGHTING
I live in a semi-rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the DEER CROSSING sign on our road. The reason: “Too many deer are being hit by cars out here! I don’t think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.”

From Kingman, KS.

IDIOT SIGHTING IN FOOD SERVICE
My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She asked the person behind the counter for “minimal lettuce.” He said he was sorry, but they only had iceburg lettuce.

From Kansas City

IDIOT SIGHTING
I was at the airport checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, “Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?” To which I replied, “If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?” He smiled knowingly and nodded, “That’s why we ask.”

Happened in Birmingham , Ala.

IDIOT SIGHTING
The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it’s safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker of mine. She asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red. Appalled, she responded, “What on earth are blind people doing driving?!”

She was a Probation Officer in Wichita , KS

IDIOT SIGHTING
At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker. She was leaving the company due to “downsizing.” Our manager commented cheerfully, “This is fun. We should do this more often.” Not another word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that deer-in-the-headlights stare.

This was a lunch at Texas Instruments.

IDIOT SIGHTING
I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and for the sake of her life, couldn’t understand why her system would not turn on.

A Deputy with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, no less.

IDIOT SIGHTING
When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver’s side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered it was unlocked. “Hey,” I announced to the technician, “its open!” His reply? “I know. I already got that side.”

This was at the Ford Dealership in Canton , Mississippi

STAY ALERT!

They walk among us… and the scary part is that they VOTE and they REPRODUCE!!!

Stop the ACLU! Weekly Roundup 12/02-12/08/2007


As Christmas gets closer, things are heating up. The Boy Scouts in Philadelphia are still under fire; Brazil refuses to extradite a suspected murderer of a soldier and Jay, as usual, has a lot of great stuff. Check out this week’s round-up and go visit the main site for even more ACLU insanity.

Articles:

Newdow Challenges to Pledge and Motto to be Heard by 9th Circuit Tuesday
This time its a double whammy! Newdow Challenges to Pledge and Motto to Be Heard by 9th Circuit Tuesday. This guy just won’t go away.

ADF will be fighting it.

In the complaint, the Plaintiffs allege that they “generally deny that God exists, and maintain that their constitutional and statutory rights are abridged when the school district Defendants participate in making the purely religious, Monotheistic claim that the United States is ‘one nation under God.'” The Plaintiffs do acknowledge and stipulate that none of them are actually compelled to say the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. They feel that they are being coerced, though, to participate simply because the Pledge is being given with the phrase “under God” as mandated by Congress. The lawsuit also alleges that the Student-Plaintiffs have been “forced to confront the government’s claim that this is one nation under God as their public school teachers have repeatedly led them and their classmates in reciting the now religious Pledge of Allegiance in their classroom and at school assemblies.”

We are going to be filing an amicus brief on behalf of the ACLJ and our members around the country in response to this most recent attack on the Pledge of Allegiance. You can join our Committee to Protect “Under God” in the Pledge by clicking here. I have assembled a senior research team to put our brief together on behalf of your members and concerned citizens throughout the United States. We will keep you posted.

Philadelphia Boy Scouts Face Eviction Over Anti-Gay Policy
Wonder whats next for the militant homosexual agenda? Maybe kicking our troops off the military bases? Oh well, the Boy Scouts continue to stand by their principles. Why is the government charging this based on their exclusion of gays as discrimination and not girls? Perhaps they should start their own organization. The gay scouts. If they excluded straights I guarantee no one would complain.

The Philadelphia Boy Scouts could find themselves booted from their historic dowtown headquarters Monday unless a dispute with City Hall over the group’s anti-gay policies is resolved.

The Cradle of Liberty Council—Philadelphia’s Boy Scout chapter—has been housed in an historic building in downtown Philly for almost 80 years, paying almost nothing for the prime piece of proprety under the terms of a 100-year sweetheart lease it inked with the city in 1928. But that lease is set to expire, and city officials say the taxpayer’s shouldn’t be footing the Scouts rent bill because of it’s national policy banning openly gay members and leaders. The Scouts must either pony up the fair market rent for the space—about $200,000 a year—or find a new home.

“If they want to accept the national policies of the Boy Scout organization they have to be able to pay for it,” said Philadelphia City Councilman Jack Kelly.

According to a letter the Boy Scouts received from City Solicitor Rome Diaz, the Boy Scouts have until Dec. 3 to sign a new lease and start paying for the use of the property, or the city will find a new tennant and the scouts will be evicted.

Diaz, who is openly gay, refused FOX News’ request for an interview.

Cradle of Liberty Council member John Braxton, a retired judge and former Eagle Scout, said the Scouts can’t afford the steep rent increase. He said the Scouts’ policy on gays is “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

“I have known persons who have been gay within our scouting program,” Braxton said. “We never ran them out. They’re Eagle scouts, they’re achievers, and what they do in their personal sexual life is not an issue within their scouting life,” he said.

ACLU Official Acts Like an Idiot: Sues Claiming Racial Profiling
Here are the facts. He refuses to give ID after leaving and re-entering the terminal, then he’s asked to leave the airport, again he refuses. That’s the basis of his suit. In reality he’s trying to stop the government from using racial profiling to stop terrorists from hijacking airplanes. The ACLU (again) fighting for the right to have terrorists attack us. Such a noble cause….

Fred Thompson: Whatever is Necessary
Compare this to Huckabee’s view on waterboarding. From the Charlie Rose interview:

Thompson: I’m telling you, as President, if the lives of a bunch of American citizens were at stake and I thought that there was a good chance that an individual had information and could impart information that would help save those lives, I’m just saying, that I would do whatever is necessary to get that information from that person. I would authorize that. Whatever is necessary to save a number of American lives.

ACLU Calls on Fellow Moonbats to Wear Orange to Protest Gitmo
The ACLU sent this email out to their subscribers and members today. In protest of holding our captured enemies in prisons, the ACLU are calling on its members to donate and make a fashion statement. I wonder if Mike Huckabee will be wearing orange on January 11th.

My Concerns With Romney Have Nothing to do With His Religion
A few thoughts on Romney.

Fred Thompson Compares Huckabee to Bill Clinton on Taxes
Sounds like Fred is finding the fire in the belly. He nails Huckabee on taxes.

Fred Thompson Placing All the Chips on Success in Iowa
Looks like Fred is going all or nothing in Iowa

Videos:

Schieffer: We Need to be Hearing About More Troops Dying in Iraq
Upset that immigration has been such an important issue focused on in the Republican debates, Schieffer shows his frustration. Instead he downplays current success in Iraq and expresses how he thinks we need to hear more about Americans dying in Iraq. Apparantly we haven’t heard enough of that.

Huckabee Sides With ACLU on Gitmo Closing and Waterboarding
Huckabee comes out against waterboarding and Gitmo!

Fred Thompson: Consistent Conservative
I’m done considering the more liberal options. Here is who I’m rooting for.

Utah Festival Organizers Reject Christmas Tree Honoring Troops
Utah’s CBS Channel 2 (KUTV) reports festival chairwoman Edyth Hansen removed the tree from the main exhibit area because she said it was too tall — had more than one picture — and was not dedicated to children. Says Hansen — “Once you change the rules for one person you have change them for everyone.”

However KUTV reports several trees still in the exhibit hall also feature multiple pictures, honor people other than children, and are of similar height to the soldiers’ tree.

Elderly Woman Ministers to Her Mugger, Brings Tears to His Eyes
This is just plain awesome! The force is strong in this one.

UPDATE: NBC Reverses Decision to Air Ads by Freedoms Watch Thanking Troops


Swiped directly from Spree at Wake Up America:

The other day we showed you the new Freedom’s Watch ads, thanking the troops and urging Americans to thank the troops (both 30 second videos below) and NBC had rejected the ad and refused to air them on their stations.

The ad is part of a seven-figure newspaper and television campaign by Freedom’s Watch, a conservative group that supports administration policy in Iraq.

NBC said it declined the ad, not because of its message, but because it invites viewers to go to Freedom’s Watch’s Web site, which advocates support for the war. NBC has a policy against airing controversial issue ads.

“Anybody in the world who would look at this ad would come away with nothing other than ‘we should be thankful for their service,'” Freedom’s Watch president Bradley Blakeman said.

The President of Freedom’s Watch, Brad Blakeman, issued a letter to John Kelly of NBC to express his disappointment that NBC would not air those ads and Newt Gingrich actually went on Fox News and called for a Boycott of NBC (YouTube video of that found here)

The letter that Brad Blakeman sent to NBC:

December 7, 2007
John Kelly
Senior Vice-President of NBC News Network Sales
30 Rockefeller Plaza
12th Floor
New York, NY 10112

Dear Mr. Kelly,

We understand that NBC, MSNBC and CNBC (the “Networks”) are refusing to sell advertising time to Freedom’s Watch (“FW”) to air a series of advertisements that thank our troops for their service and encourage the American public to show their appreciation for the sacrifices they have made on behalf of our country. It is our understanding that the purported basis for the denial is the Networks’ demand that FW remove reference on the advertisement to the FW website.

Given your past rejection of FW advertisements in August 2007 and your history of airing ads addressing controversial issues, as addressed in detail in my correspondence to you of August 28, 2007 (to which we have received no response), we are left to believe that your denial to FW is a subjective decision because the network officials disagree with FW. It is hard to comprehend how your demand to remove the FW website is anything but direct censorship of the positions taken by FW, particularly our support for the War on Terror. It is highly troubling that the Networks favor censorship over airing a magnanimous effort to thank the many men and women of our Armed Services who protect our freedoms every day.

FW has requested to purchase time on your networks to air advertisements thanking our American troops for their service and for spending time away from their family and friends this Holiday season. The FW website, http://www.freedomswatch.org, provides information to the American public about numerous ways to support our troops. For example, the FW website provides readers with links to Books for Soldiers, Adopt a Platoon and other worthy causes dedicated to assisting our troops during this Holiday season.

It is deeply troubling that the Networks appear to be rejecting an effort to air messages that thank our troops for their sacrifice and, in so doing, remind Americans of the sacrifices made by them this Holiday season. An effort to thank our troops should not be silenced by national broadcast and cable networks. Your denial begs the question of whether the Networks disagree with FW and, due to the level of your disagreement, you would prefer to censor FW’s effort to thank our troops and encourage an outpouring of support from the American people for them. A detailed explanation of your censorship appears to be very necessary.

If you refuse to air FW’s advertisement, we thus request an explanation of your basis in writing or station policy within two (2) days from the date above as time is of the essence.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this request. Please respond to me at the above address.

Very Truly Yours,

Bradley A. Blakeman
President and CEO

Happily, NBC reversed their decision as reports today tell us, and has decided to allow those ads to run on their stations.

WASHINGTON (AP) — NBC reversed course Saturday and decided to air a conservative group’s television ad thanking U.S. troops.

The ad, by the group Freedom’s Watch, asks viewers to remember the troops during the holiday season. NBC had refused to air the ad because it guides viewers to the Freedom’s Watch Web site, which NBC said was too political.

But in a statement issued Saturday evening, NBC said:

“We have reviewed and changed our ad standards guidelines and made the decision that our policy will apply to content only and not to a referenced Web site. Based on these amended standards the Freedom’s Watch ad will begin to run as early as Sunday.”

NBC’ head of standards and practices, Alan Wurtzel, notified Freedom’s Watch’s media consultant Saturday by e-mail, writing: “This will confirm that the Freedom’s Watch spot is approved for air.”

Freedom’s Watch President Bradley A. Blakeman welcomed the decision. “We’re actually very happy that NBC has agreed to change its position because it will only help the troops be properly thanked,” he said.

Needless to say, some are not happy about this reversal, but I am going to put both 30 second videos below and you be the judge if they sound “political” or are just thanking the troops abroad.

As we celebrate the holidays, it is important to remember the sacrifices these brave men and women stationed throughout the world make each day to defend our freedom. Freedom’s Watch is honored to support their services and say ‘thank you.

You be the judge.