Ignoring Terrorism Is Not the Answer

boston-marathon-bombing-social-media_66309_600x450The day before the Marathon Massacre, the New York Times had scored plaudits for running an op-ed by one of Osama bin Laden’s bodyguards complaining about his hard life in Guantanamo Bay.

On April 14th, the paper of broken record paid 150 dollars to an Al Qaeda member for the opportunity to complain about being force fed during his hunger strike. On April 15th the bombs went off.

The attacks of September 11 introduced a dividing line. There was the world of September 10 and the world of September 11. There was no such clear dividing line when September 11 faded from memory and we returned to a September 10 world. Nor is there an exact date for when we will return to an April 14 world in which it is okay to pay a terrorist in exchange for his propaganda. But if the media has its way, that day can’t come soon enough.

A day after the bombings, media outlets wrote that a decade without terror had come to an end. But the terror had never stopped or paused. The FBI and local law enforcement had gone on breaking up terror plots to the skepticism and ridicule of the media which accused them of violating Muslim civil rights and manufacturing threats.

Some of those plots seemed laughable. A man setting up a car bomb near a Broadway theater where crowds waiting to see The Lion King musical, kids in tow, were lining up. Underwear bombers. Shoe bombers. It became fashionable to laugh at the silly crazies trying to kill people in ridiculous ways. Almost as silly as trying to hijack planes while armed only with box cutters and then ramming those planes into buildings.

Liberal urbanites stopped breathing sighs of relief every time a terror plot was broken up and turned on law enforcement. They were suspicions that these were just setups. Representatives of Muslim groups complained that law enforcement was taking confused kids and tricking them into terrorist plots that they never could have carried out on their own.

But there was only one way to find out.

Last year the Associated Press won a Pulitzer for its attack on the NYPD’s mosque surveillance program. But that was the April 14 mindset. Now after April 15, the police are once again heroes and any editorials from imprisoned terrorists complaining about the lack of new Harry Potter novels at Gitmo have temporarily been placed on hold. But the police know better than anyone that it will not take very long for them to go from the heroes to the villains.

The long spring in which Americans didn’t have to turn on the news and see bloody body parts everywhere was made possible by the dedicated work of the very people the media spent a decade undermining. The media was undermining them on April 14, but two days later it was acknowledging that the temporary peace brought about by the work of the very people they despised had made their temporary ignorance of terror possible.

We don’t know who perpetrated the Marathon Massacre, but many of the Muslim terrorist plots broken up by the authorities would have been as deadly. And there will be others like them in the future.

While law enforcement pores over the wreckage, the media is waiting for the time when it will once again be safe to pay terrorists for their propaganda. If the bomber turns out to be anything other than a Muslim terrorist, then they can turn the calendar back to April 14 when it was safe to support terrorists. If he turns out to be in any way associated with the right, then they can celebrate hitting propaganda pay dirt. But even if he’s only another Unabomber or another Bill Ayers, the false spring of April 14 will still beckon.

Three days later in the New York Times, columnist Thomas Friedman used Israel as an inspirational example of getting back to business as usual while leaving no reminders that an act of terror took place. Friedman wasn’t the only one to use Israel as an example, but it’s a very bad example. Israel’s peace process locked it into a cycle of terrorism. The threat of violence is constant and no one dwells on it.

A decade after the Hamas bombing that Friedman mentioned, Obama was able to pressure Israel into cutting a deal with Turkey that will help Hamas. That is the sort of terrible mistake that gets made when you don’t dwell on terror, but pick up the pieces and move on as quickly as you can.

Refusing to dwell on terror doesn’t defeat the terrorists. It locks you into an April 14 mentality where you strive to put April 15 out of your mind as fast as possible. To move past September 11 and all the other dates like it, you must learn how to stop them from happening again; rather than forgetting that they ever happened.

What Friedman really wants is to return to April 14 as soon as possible. And he’s not alone. Few people really want to live with terror. Even the liberal desire for a more conventional “white dude” bomber is perfectly understandable because that bomber, even if he is another Bill Ayers, is part of a more conventional and controllable world.

A homegrown monster, an Eric Rudolph, Bill Ayers, Timothy McVeigh or Ted Kaczynski, would be understandable. Even Charles Manson makes more sense to liberals than Mohammed Atta, Nidal Hasan, Najibullah Zazi, Faisal Shahzad or the legion of less familiar names who plotted to carry out their own terrorist atrocities.

They cannot be talked about in terms of class, race, gender or any of the other familiar lenses that the optometrists of the left put in the glasses with which they insist we see the world. They are at war with us.

And war changes everything. War ushers in a September 11 world. An April 15 world.

April 14 is a world where terrorism really isn’t that serious, but a terrorist hunger strike is. It’s a world where terrorists are goofy men with bombs in their underwear or their shoes, where global warming is the biggest threat to the human race and we all need to think more about our white privilege.

It’s the world that the New York Times understands.

The media narrative is built on preserving that world. September 11 dealt a blow to that world, but the wound has scabbed over and the old comfortable liberal verities have come back. Now the media has its fingers crossed hoping that another “white dude” will be led out and that he will have a motive dealing with abortion or race that fits comfortably into their worldview of good lefties and evil righties. What they fear is another Islamic terrorist, another promising twenty-something from Pakistan or the Middle East, with a middle class background and a graduate degree, reciting Koranic verses.

They don’t understand him, but they fear him. Not for his ability to kill them, but for his ability to destroy the world that they have built up. A world where left is right and right is wrong and diversity solves everything and the only thing we have to fear is being frightened of people who are different than us.

They fear that the long utopian dream that they fell into after the memories of September 11 faded has come to an end with another blast and another shout of Allah Akbar.

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  • Michael Copeland

    Excellent piece: well spoken. Thank you.

  • rivkah f.

    You are correct, Mr. Greenfield. However, Israel is very much aware of the threat of terrorism and while Israelis return to more or less normal, many measures are in force: the security fence (vilified by the Left); armed guards who inspect handbags, back packs, car trunks, etc. at public places, such as, schools, concert halls, office buildings — City hall, government buildings, bus stations, train stations, entrance to universities, airports, etc.. The Jerusalem Central Bus Station has x-ray for the luggage; public vigilance and awareness of left luggage, suspicious figures, profiling, finger printing, etc. Police, military and intelligence have stopped and caught many terrorist cells and actual terrorists since the ill fated and dangerous Oslo agreements of 1993 and the terror war of 2000-2003. While stupid policies may continue (massive prisoner exchanges, apologies, etc.), Israel's "normal" is more like the NYPD than Tom Friedman's assessment.

    • stern

      Thanks Rivkah. I think a lot of what you say helps explain why the left in Israel is so weak and dwindling. Israel simply cannot afford their idiocies.

    • bill reitzes

      You mentioned profiling which of course is the right way because one cannot argue with success. When going through North American airports and seeing 80 year old Grannies being body searched or 3 year olds being violated by Security Guards is just a BIG WASTE of time and resources.
      When was the last time a Granny brought down a plane?
      Further 98% of the names on the No Fly List are in fact Muslim, so why waste time on infidels?

      • EarlyBird

        You're completely correct about this, Bill. It's idiocy NOT to profile. But it's not PC, so we are left to use our limited resources to shake down aforementioned 80 year old grannies, or otherwise we're not being "fair."

        I remember flying from Boston back to LA a year after 9/11, and seeing a cute Opie Taylor-looking 8 year old boy being wanded down by security while his grandparents stood by and giggled. I can understand everyone's luggage getting the same treatment, but we can't use our heads on who we pull over for suspected terrorism?!

        I expect that in reality, security IS "profiling," simply because they are human and able to use common sense, even if they are using it in a subconscious manner.

  • truebearing

    The Left wants those on the Right in the gulag anyway, so a white terrorist is perfect for their dehumanizing narrative. Their problem — actually one of thousands– is that even if all of us white terrorists who believe in morality and the constitution were in a gulag, the terror bombings would still be happening. In fact, they'd increase until the Left accepted dhimmitude and ceded control to the Muslims. The Right is the Left's best hope for that to never happen…..oh what a dilemma! Too bad the Left doesn't believe in God. If they did they could pray that He save them from irony.

    Notice that Obama increased his own security after the bombing. It's good to see he hasn't lost any of his narcissistic edge. Heaven forbid that man caused disasters afflict him.

    • ssmith

      Apparently BO has received a letter tested positive for being ricin laden, as has some Senator. Just after the Boston bombings.
      But thankfully as the left tell us, they never come to conclusions too quickly before they know the facts, that is a relief isn't it … ??!!

      • truebearing

        The Left creates situations to conform to their conclusions. To them, facts are either meant to be twisted or obscured, but never viewed objectively.

        Nothing the Left does brings any relief. They are a criminal collective. Now the world faces malignant evil from the Left and the Muslims, and Obama is empowering both just as fast as he can.

  • Adam

    You are giving the left too much credit. They will be delusional again by the week-end. These are self centered children and unless the violence affects them personally they don't care, except how they can spin the story to their advantage.

  • http://frontpage richard sherman

    Why is only the NY POST this morning publishing the pictuures of the two “bag men” identified by the FBI in the Boston Marathon massacre? Is it because one of them looks middle eastern?

    • Nanis

      Obummer will hide the truth to the American people. That is what happens in third world countries no one ever knows what happens because government hides it. This will keep happening in all states if he tries to cover it with his thumb. And keep blaming citizens for this kind of actions. This man is USELESS.

  • davarino

    "A homegrown monster, an Eric Rudolph, Bill Ayers, Timothy McVeigh or Ted Kaczynski, would be understandable"

    I love how Daniel lumps Bill Ayers in with the rest of these scum bags.

    • Christian

      me too, the truth is powerful and Greenfield weilds it like a sword

  • ssmith

    I was reminded what BO once said by a comment on Walid Shoebat site. BO has said " when the worst comes to the worst I will side with my Muslim brothers"

    • EarlyBird

      You're lying, or stupid, Ssmith. Which one?

      • kasandra

        From "The Audacity of Hope," Obama, B., page 261, paperback edition: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Now apologize to SSmith.

        • SSmith

          Thanks Kasandra, appreciate that and the actual quote.

          • kasandra

            No problem. Glad to help. The truth is, I live in a very blue area and most of the people I work with are like Mr. Bird. They don't know anything about objective reality (last week I had a confirmed Democrat who would never think of voting for a Republican but who is very educated ask me why we didn't have more missile defense, having apparently slept thru his party's gutting of every attempt by Republicans to deploy missile defense for the past 30 years) and just repeat talking points and spew ad hominem attack. If he even goes to his dog-eared copy of "Audacity" and looks up the quote, and finds that it's there, Mr. Bird will either come to the belief that Haliburton owns shares in "Audacity's" publishers and put the quote in there (probably in cooperation with the CIA, the NRA, and Dick Cheney) to deceive readers or will nevertheless continue to believe Obama didn't say it notwithstanding the objective facts.

          • EarlyBird

            Kasandra, I'm a registered Republican and have been since I was able to vote in '84. I've voted Republican for every presidential candidate except McCain/Palin and Romney/Ryan, because the national party has gone insane. I vote nearly 100% Republican on every ballot in California. I am a military veteran, a conservative and a patriot, who is appalled at how unhinged so much of the right has become.

            I showed how ridiculous Ssmith's slander is, and how and why it differs from the actual quote. And yes, I have read "Audacity of Hope." The actual quote relates a very American value. Ssmith's slander is just that, slander.

          • reader

            What is it with you, a stupid stubborn troll? Every time you're caught with a foot in your mouth, you just double down. Obamacare does not cover your shrink?

          • Western Canadian

            No reason to believe anything you say you are, especially when you offer up democratic smears about the right.

          • EarlyBird

            This quote, “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” is a far cry from this false attribution: " When the worst comes to the worst I will side with my Muslim brothers."

            The real quote indicates that Obama understands that Muslims have become a hated minority, and they need to be protected under the law like any other Americans (yes, there really are American Muslims), and that it is our responsibility to do so.

            The second slanderous BS is to make everyone believe he's found "proof" that Obama is "one of them."

          • kasandra

            Nice try. There isn't a dime's worth of difference between the actual quote and Ssmith's paraphrasing of it. Remember, our president was born of a Moslem father (making him Muslim under Islamic Law), his school entrance papers in Indonesia listed his religion as "Muslim," he's the one who said that the sweetest sound in the world is the muzzien calling the faithful to prayer in the evening. And that speech he gave at al Azar University, oy! The Moslems invented the arch? (It was actually discovered nearly 3000 years before Muhammed and widely used by the Romans 1000 years before The Prophet.) Very good friends of his were Eduard Said, Rashid Khalili (sp?) and Tony Rezko (Syrian). Oh, and by the way, both the late Quadaffi and the Egyptian foreign minister under Mubarrak both were quoted as saying that Obama was Muslim and, in the case of the latter, that Obama had personally told him he was. So it's not a stretch for Mr. Smith to have remembered him as referring to Moslems as his "brothers" and remembering the quote that way makes him neither lying nor stupid.

          • EarlyBird

            Kasandra, if you can't find a "dime's worth of difference" between the two statements, there is no point if discussing further with you.

          • defcon 4

            Now that you've been face palmed, you can always pout at your mosque rather than here in public.

          • Defcon 4

            Since when are muslimes a "minority" Erlyturd? They constitute the world's largest religion and their genocidal ambitions, ethnic cleansing, slavery and forced conversions of kufrs/infidels are only increasing their majority status. Of course, you already knew all that didn't you Farid?

          • EarlyBird

            In the US they are minority.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            A minority which kills people indiscriminately.

            A minority unless the regressive "progressives" get their way for open borders – which no other country in the world has Open Borders.

            How many people must die at the hands of islamofascist savages due to low self esteem?

          • Western Canadian

            Not much of an apology, dishonest, as expected of you.

      • Defcon 4

        Look in a mirror Ahmed, it flatters not.

    • BJack

      Obama did not say he would side with "the Muslims," which could easily be read as meaning he would side with the world’s Muslim population even if it meant working outside the best interests of the United States. He said he would side with "them," referring back to his mention of immigrant communities and specifically to "Arab and Pakistani Americans." Furthermore, he was speaking of an "ugly direction" like the mass internment of Japanese Americans.

      This false quote goes hand in hand with the equally false rumor that Obama is a Muslim.

      • EarlyBird

        Exactly! Obama was expressing the most basic American values in that quote – though paranoid Neanderthals on this site believe that providing Constitutional rights and protections to hated minorities is being soft-headed or "pro-Islamist" or something.

        Obama is a truly multiracial, multicultural, post-Baby Boomer type who doesn't fit the mold that so many reactionaries demand of a president. That he actually lived outside of the US during his childhood, had a foreign father and has an exotic name, and doesn't have a Anglo-Saxon name and white skin simply terrifies some people.

        • Omar

          What about Herman Cain? The left couldn't take it when he was running for president, so they had to invent false allegations of "sexual harassment " in order to discredit Cain and to force him out of the race.

        • Western Canadian

          No, he didn't say he would stand with WRONGLY treated muslims. He said he would stand with them, and left it open….

      • Defcon 4

        "There must be no future for those who slander the prophet of islam."
        "My muslim faith"

        Stick it where the sun don't shine Ali.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          May the false 'prophet' muhammed spend ETERNITY in HELL.

  • scum

    And yet it's Alex Jones who's blaming the Navy SEALS, not the mainstream media. More Greenfield propaganda, as America comes apart at the seams (except for CEO's, who are now breaking records for salaries/bonuses).

    • Christian

      Jones job is to make the truth tellers look like crackpots, he is one of them

    • Mary Sue

      nobody here cares about alex jones.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    From thier lofty tower above the rest of us the left looks down as we fight the dragon and push
    it back after harm and loss but the left soon feeds the dragon like a pet and desires us to
    not be so nasty and mean to the dragon. Soon enough the pet dragon shoots off more flame
    and bites and snarls and kills while we complain about feeding the dragon, yes from above they
    toss treats to the beast. Lip service from the left gives way to complaining about how we
    live, what we believe and the way we conduct ourselves and when again murder and mayhem
    strikes, the towery left screams workplace violence, stop being so vile below you are distrubing
    us. Looking up from below it occurs that it is time to pull down the tower and toss it over
    the wall, might not make the dragon sick but it sure would cure our headache…………….William

  • Guest

    From 2007. Worth another read…..
    http://www.nypdshield.org/public/SiteFiles/docume

  • tanstaafl

    The war has been going on for 1400 years………eternal vigilance is the price that we have to be willing to pay.

  • James

    The way it is going you would think the President has slashed the Bomb Detection Budget by 45%, and allowed Muslim Brotherhood members, and sympathizers to join DHS, and be appointed to government positions! —- ???? Oh Wait! — ???

  • Guest

    Egyptian Cleric: Boston Bombing Was Meant to Deliver a Message to America; Expect Similar Attacks in France.
    http://www.americanthinker.com/video/2013/04/egyp

  • tagalog

    I had a somewhat different reaction to the attention paid to the Boston Marathon bombings. I noticed that there was a lenghty period of time before when news seemed to be a bit skimpy, and the news programs were reporting on frivolities such as the rejects from TV reality shows and the like, or spending inordinate amounts of time inspecting shooting massacres and gun control legislation under a microscope. Then the Boston Marathon bombings happened.

    Now we have 24-hour-a-day "news" reporting on this incident when long periods go by with nothing happening, reporting on rumor after rumor that turns out to be untrue, then a switch to microscopic attention to the progress of the investigation. It seems amazing that the investigation can make any progress with the MSM breathing down the necks of the investigators. I don't see a desire to return to April 14; instead, I see a disturbing need to get news on each and every possible nitpicking detail of the incident, right down to an interview with the elderly runner who fell down in the street when one of the bombs went off and endless photographs of exploded pressure cookers. We're supposed, I guess, to be amazed that a cover to a pressure cooker was found on a roof across the street from one explosion. They tell us about that over and over. Wow.

    I also find disturbing the need to politicize this event and blame it on righties or lefties or jihadists before we have the slightest clue as to who did it. That is, quite frankly, somewhat pathological.

    • EarlyBird

      They've got 24 hours a day of airtime to fill, and lots of bills to pay, Tagalog.

      • defcon 4

        And lot's of lies to spin on behalf of islamofascism…

        • EarlyBird

          If ya ain't gettin' it from Fox, it ain't the truth! It's commienizzem! Islamofascism.

    • Jim_C

      This is the nature of 24/7 cable news. Must have "content!" It's garbage. It does make one nostalgic for the days of 3 networks with 2 hours of news a day. with detail supplied by local newspapers.

  • Raymond

    Please share these facts with others, we all need to know the truth about Islam.
    1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by:
    a. Superman b. Jay Leno c. Harry Potter
    d. A Muslim males between the ages of 17 and 40

    2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by:
    a. Olga Corbett b. Sitting Bull c. Arnold Schwarzenegger
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    3. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by:
    a. Lost Norwegians b. Elvis c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women
    d . Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    4. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:
    a. John Dillinger b. The King of Sweden c. The Boy Scouts
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
    a. A pizza delivery boy b. Pee Wee Herman c. Geraldo Rivera
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard
    in his wheelchair by:
    a. The Smurfs b. Davey Jones c. The Little Mermaid
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by:
    a. Captain Kidd b. Charles Lindberg c. Mother Teresa
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    8. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
    a. Scooby Doo b. The Tooth Fairy c. The Sundance Kid
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:
    a. Richard Simmons b. Grandma Moses c. Michael Jordan
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    10. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
    a. Mr. Rogers
    b. Hillary Clinton, to distract attention from Wild Bill's women problems
    c. The World Wrestling Federation
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers.
    Thousands of people were killed by:
    a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd
    b. The Supreme Court of Florida c. Mr Bean
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    12. In 2002 the United S

    • kaz

      i love your choices of suspects, raymond. it looks like a list of new acorn recruited voters. i am puzzled, though. why do you always list muslim males? everyone knows muslims are peaceful. it is silly to keep mentioning peaceful muslims as a suspect in every tragedy. about # 11………….you left out the us government as a suspect. all 1.7 billion peaceful muslims know that the 9-11 tragedy was committed by the us government to unfairly tar peaceful muslims. how could 1.7 billion be wrong?

      • john

        Kaz, this is not through. 9/11 killing was done by a bunch of muslims, I can call them by name if you want me to. You should be ashamed to blame America for the 9/11 killings. Every time anywhere America is standing by if there is a problem anywheres in this world. I am a Canadian and I stand by Americans, without America we would be totally lost and you better believe it.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Raymond, The assassin of US Senator Robert F. Kennedy is a pal-e-SWINIAN "christian".

      • Chiggles

        Beat me to that.

      • Mary Sue

        actual christian or fake?

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Good question.

      • Defcon 4

        I don't know if I believe Sirhan-Sirhan's assertions that he's Christian. Turkey, surprisingly enough, just arrested some muslimes who had been playing at being Christian for months in order to gain the trust of a Christian congregation they intended to slaughter.

        • Western Canadian

          Did he claim to convert??

    • EarlyBird

      Excellent reminder of what we're up against, Raymond, and funny too.

      • Raymond

        :-)

    • irateiconoclast

      GREAT post! You've NAILED it, sir. Keep speaking out for our Nation and for the truth.

    • Omar

      the answers to all of the questions are all d.

  • uptownsteve

    Pretending terrorism is all about Muslims is not the answer either. Some Mississipi goober was arrested yesterday for sending ricin laced envelopes to the President and Senator Wicker. And two Texas law enforcement officials were assassinated recently by a homegrown killer.. But all righties want to obsess with are Muslims.

    • kaz

      go to any muslim majority country and run your mouth, genius. hope those peaceful muslims you are so unconcerned with dont give you a cross amputation (the minor punishment of people muslims dont like), or a peaceful beheading (the other punishment for people muslims dont like). then, if you survive, hobble on your remaining foot and stump and visit a "rightie" majority country and see how imperiled you are. oh, thats right, there isnt a "rightie" majority country. how can that be? the worlds political spectrum runs from the silly left (north korea), stupid left (thats us, folks), already surrendered to islam left (europe), and already islamic (somolia, etc). where are the countries conquered by the imaginary "righties"? they are imaginary, genius.

      • uptownsteve

        Please. If you rightwing goobers had your way, people of color would be dangling by the neck from nooses in town squares across the country. You are no different than the Taliban. You hate them because they are a mirror reflection of YOU.

        • kaz

          help me out here, up. is it the taliban, or people of color that are a mirror reflection of us "rightwing goobers"? your logic is a little complicated, so help me try to figure it out. you say we "goobers" (goober is southern for peanut, a term that is forever tarred by its association with the second worst president ever) look like a reflection of either "people of color", who would be by definition, well, colored, or the taliban, who are a little dark themselves. so us "colored" right wing "jimmuh cahtahs" would be hanging ourselves if we had our way. am i following you here? perhaps you should go back to huffpo. they all understand and approve of stupidity there. here, you make no sense at all.

        • EarlyBird

          Steve, this is a place for the sane to irritate the comfortably insane. Good for you.

          This Boston bombing is almost certainly the work of a lone, barely-connected Muslim kid on a visa who decided to pretend he's an Alquie operative. But…surely the next likely profile is that it's some right wing, "Christian" radical "libertarian" freak like the idiots on this board, who've been soaking in such ludicrous and irresponsible rhetoric for so long they've decided to start another civil war against "liberals and Marxists and abortionists and atheists and Obama who's a jihadist!'"

          • Omar

            Early Bird, it looks like you found a friend who shares your extremist agenda. Both you and uptown steve belong to the unholy alliance of the radical left and the Islamist jihadists. Both of you keep trying to smear conservatives and freedom-loving people with lies and propaganda. Please fact-check.

          • EarlyBird

            What you don't seem to be able to consider is anyone on the left of you – which is basically every human being alive – not being an "extremist." At least be aware enough to realize that you are the one pushing for radical policies.

            Oddly, today liberals are the ones working within the status quo, and the "conservatives" are working to obliterate process and tradition in almost every way, in order to push back against the reality of organic change. A radical foreign policy, attempts to delegitimize a standing president, obstructing the workings of Congress, refusing to admit that trickle down economics doesn't work, denying accepted environmental science, etc., is "radical," not "conservative."

            Sober up, Omar. Real conservatives need you back.

          • Omar

            so-called "liberals" are not like liberal. They are leftists. Real liberals were Adam Smith, John Locke and Enlightenment Thinkers. People like Al Sharpton and Jimmy Carter do not have classical liberal ideology.

          • EarlyBird

            There are "leftists" which are distinct from "liberals," I agree. But genuine "leftists" are an anachronism from the past, few and far between, and is why FPM must constantly harken back to the '60s to draw (false) connections to today's liberals.

            Socially speaking, the left won. Economically, the right won.

            As a result, there is very little real rage on the left, unless we're talking about the "Occupy" kids, who are focused on economics. The right, however (as distinct from mere "conservatives") have been driven half-mad by losing the culture war, since culture is so much about national and personal identity, and so much of heat you witness on this board really is about the culture war and not so much of anything else, even if the subject is foreign policy, economics, etc.

          • Mary Sue

            If there are right wing extremists, there are left wing extremists. That's how that works. The fact that you choose to ignore or downplay that fact, is telling.

          • EarlyBird

            Bubbles,

            Yes, there are left wing extremists and right wing extremists. So good you got that part.

            Now, let's move to the next step: everyone one to the left of you on a given subject is not automatically a left wing extremist, or a "leftist!" or a "Marxist!"

            Get it?

            Nor for that matter are everyone to the politicl right-of-center extremists or right wingers or fasicsts. But you and your playmates on this board certain are.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            How does it feel,
            To be on your own,
            A complete unknown,
            Like a leftard…

          • Western Canadian

            You seem to have confused him with upsidedown steve…. or yourself

          • Omar

            You don't seem to be able to consider anyone to the right of you- which is every human being on this planet- to not be a political "extremist". Be aware that leftists like you are the ones trying to appease the radical Islamist extremist threat that exists in the world today.

          • EarlyBird

            I'm a conservative Republican. I'm a near straight GOP voter in California, and have only voted for a non-GOP presidential candidate in 2008 and 2012, because the national GOP has gone insane. Most of my friends consider me a "right."

            But because I don't want to bomb our way through the Muslim world, and recognize the threat to us of maintaining such an imperial posture, that makes me a "leftist!" on this board. Because I recognize the US is not part of Israel, I am an "Islamofasict anti-Semite!" on this board.

            Because this board is made up of hyperventilating, partisan rage-a-holics.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            EarlyTurd lies when his lips move.

          • defcon 4

            He's a pathological liar.

          • Omar

            Really? You, a conservative? Don't make me laugh. You're one of the farthest people from being a conservative. Conservatives don't go around denouncing American "imperialism" (there is no American "imperialism", but there is Cuban imperialism and Iranian imperialism), which is the left's favorite foreign policy lie. Much of what you posted on the comments section of this website is leftist propaganda. Conservatives (which are actually classical liberals-the real liberalism, not the so-called "liberalism" of the left). We all know that America is not part of Israel, but many leftists and Islamists believe that Israel is part of the global Islamist empire that threatens world peace. Israel is a sovereign country and so are the United States, Britain and other countries. The fact of the matter is that Islamist imperialism is alive and well and the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday shows that the radical Islamists do not want to give up their aggression against the people of the world.

          • uptownsteve

            Nice to meet you Earlybird. At least there is one lucid person on this board. You can point out example after example of homegrown anti government nutjobs wreaking violence on their fellow Americans and these rightwing wackos are still going to obsess with Muslims. It's insanity.

          • Omar

            You left-wing wackos obsess over Zionists all the time. Zionism simply means to establish and maintain a Jewish state in the Holy Land, where Jews have lived continuously for over 3000 years. Islamism, on the other hand, calls for world domination and totalitarianism as well as Sharia Law. That's the reality.

          • EarlyBird

            Steve, so you know where I'm coming from, I'm still a registered Republican, who had the right winger beaten out of me by the realities of the W. Bush disaster, and the repulsive reaction to Obama. To paraphrase Reagan: I didn't leave conservatism, the conservative lost their minds.

            We always need loyal opposition, but this version of "conservative" is a base, reactionary, frightened illoyal opposition. Stick around and you'll read the calls for bloody revolution. They are neo-con dead enders.

          • Mary Sue

            RINO. That is what you are.

          • EarlyBird

            Bubbles, by your definition I certainly am. So is Ronald Reagan.

          • Omar

            EarlyBird, the difference between you and Reagan is that the late president recognized the totalitarian threat that the world faced (and is still facing today), while you believe leftist/Ron Paul propaganda about American foreign policy.

          • Western Canadian

            You have never been a conservative or republican, you are much to at home with left wing smears of the right.

          • EarlyBird

            And what the hell is a Canuck preaching to me about anything American?

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            What the hell is a socialist bum preaching to anyone about anything American?

          • Western Canadian

            And what is a lying left wing troll like you doing pretending to be a conservative/republican??

          • Mary Sue

            While you ignore the reality of Ted Kazcynski, Bill Ayers, Weather Underground, etc. No, it's not all about the Muslims, it is not ONLY about the Muslims. But this fixation on "right wing extremists" to the exclusion of even CONSIDERING Left wing extremists, is troubling.

          • defcon 4

            The sum total of those killed by Ted Kazcynski, Bill Ayers or the Weather Underground collectively is nothing but a slow week in the blood drenched present and past of islam.

          • Western Canadian

            upsidedown steve blows it again….. Most terrorism by a very wide margin in the west is committed by left wingers or muslims, but he would rather smear the right….

          • Western Canadian

            Earlyturd, this is a place the insane come to spread their lies, like you and upsidedown steve do.

        • Omar

          uptownsteve, we hate the Taliban because they are sexist, oppressive and fascist. They are not a mirror image of conservatives at all. The Taliban is a mirror image of the left, considering the fact that the radical left and the Islamist jihadists are in an open alliance against the democracies of the West, Israel and their allies.

          • EarlyBird

            So do "we," Omar. The difference is we'd rather not spend a TRILLION American dollars and Thousands of American lives trying to turn Afghanistan or Iraq into Connecticut. Bombing, invading and occupying alien societies does not make us safer, or the enemy weaker, but quite the opposite. Sorry if playing intelligent defense looks weak or lacking "moral clarity."

          • Western Canadian

            Then quit smearing those who oppose them….

          • EarlyBird

            Apparently any idea that bumps into your bizarre, comfortable bubble is a "smear." Go away, Canuck.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            EarlyTurd, Must be a real bummer to find out that the Boston bombers are Muslims.

            You can fall back on crying ISLAMOPHOBIA!

          • Western Canadian

            No, a smear is the left wing drivel you bring and applaud. Does that help you understand now??

        • Omar

          uptownsteve, if you and your leftist friends had your way, the Castro regime in Cuba (the only dictatorship in the Western Hemisphere) would be loaded with cash and wealth, while its people would suffer even more brutality at the hands of the so-called "revolutionaries" (the Castro regime would also conquer all of Latin America and forcing the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico to secede from the rest of the U.S. If you had your way, Israel would be destroyed and all the Jews would be exterminated for the creation of a central Islamist totalitarian dictatorship in "Palestine" with Jerusalem as its capital; Russia would rule all of Eastern Europe and conquer the Caucus countries; the Kim family dictatorship in North Korea would conquer South Korea; Communist China would conquer Taiwan and Japan, while Tibetans in Tibet would be wiped off the face of the planet; Mugabe would turn Zimbabwe into a new apartheid (as well as Marxist) regime where blacks would be the ruling race, whites would be the new oppressed racial group and where there would be no private property allowed; Islamist Sudan would completely exterminate its black Christian population and force sex segregation and Sharia law on its people; and in the United States, radical black hate groups like the Nation of Islam and the New Black Panther Party would team up with other radical minority hate groups like MEChA (Aztlan Chicano Student Movement) and others, destroy and take control of the Democratic Party, and institute "John Crow" laws (a new form of racial segregation laws where the "dark-skinned" people would dominated the "light-skinned" people, who would have their rights taken away) in the Northern states of America. And worse of all, uptownsteve, if you had your way in the world, the International Pan-Islamic Communist Party of Proletarian Islam (which combines the ideologies of radical Islamism, Communist totalitarianism and Pan-Africanism) would take over the United Nations and the world and create a super-monstrous totalitarian state called "Islacommunifrica", where the whole world's society will be in a place worse than hell. That is what would happen if the Western democracies' adversaries got everything they wanted.

        • Mary Sue

          Remind me again who started the Klu Klux Klan.

          Oh yeah, that's right. It was THE DEMOCRAT PARTY.

        • Defcon 4

          If rightwing goobers are no different than the taliban retard, then why aren't more women being subjected to acid attacks and honor killings in the USA? Why aren't little boys being molested w/impunity (molesting little boys is a time honored and legal tradition in Afghanistan). Then again maybe the little boys thing is what dirty buggers like you like about islam.

        • Western Canadian

          No, 'progressives' and democrats are the ones into lynching…. Always have been. And your projection is amusing, sort of.

    • Omar

      Well, Mr. "I believe that all conservatives and Republicans are racists and bigots, black conservatives are 'Uncle Toms' and 'sell-outs' and I'm obsessed with the mythical 1960s political parties realignment over civil rights", we don't believe that terrorism is all about Muslims. We are not anti-Muslim at all. We are anti-Islamism. Moderate Muslims are often the victims of Islamist aggression and atrocities. However, it is a well known fact that the majority of religious motivated terrorist attacks come from radical Islamist extremists. It is also a well known fact that the majority of political ideological attacks come from the radical left. You simply want to obsess about how conservatives are horrible, mean and oppressive towards the American people, when that is not the case. You and your leftist allies are also obsessed with race and identity politics. Please fact-check.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Uhm…I hate to rain on your parade but there are no moderate Muslims. That's a fantasy created by the left and unfortunately also believed by naive and clueless neo-cons. Indeed, the first and foremost requirement of Islam is the complete, total, and unconditional submission by all Muslims to the will of Allah, which, by the way, is sharia, where apostasy and blasphemy are capital offenses. Thus, all Muslims are jihadists, either violent jihadists, as in AQ, or non-violent jihadists, as in the millions of Muslim immigrants living in the West today for the purpose of demographic conquest that you somehow cluelessly and naively believe to be so-called moderates. Otherwise they are blasphemous apostates that per the dictates of Islam must be executed. Hence, for a person of Islamic heritage to be a true moderate person, that person would necessarily cease being a Muslim the instant he or she abandoned their submission to the will of Allah. Meanwhile the tenets of Islam call for such a person to be executed.

        • Defcon 4

          Here, here. The truth about islam the enemedia, leftoids and muslimes lie about on a daily basis.

          • Western Canadian

            Don't encourage him, he also repeats the lie that terrorism is NOT acceptable to muslims….

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Actually, it's the moronic Left and also many self-hating leftwing neo-cons that consider terrorism to be all about Muslims so that they can idiotically claim that America and capitalism creates terrorists and causes terrorism. Nevertheless, terrorism and jihad are not one and the same thing, as jihad in stark contrast to terrorism is holy fighting in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme via the eventual imposition of sharia and is pursued both violently, as in AQ, and non-violently, as in the millions of Muslim immigrants currently living in the West for the nefarious purpose of demographic conquest, which is in itself nonviolent stealth and deceptive jihad that has nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism. Furthermore, terrorism is impossible to ever be completely eliminated, as crazy people will always perpetrate terrorism despite our best efforts to stop it. However jihad, on the other hand, can very easily be completely eliminated in the USA and the West. Indeed, all we have to do to eliminate jihad in the West is ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration, as zero Muslims living in the USA and the West would equal zero jihad. It's common sense and something the moronic left is completely devoid of.

      • Defcon 4

        I'd like to see the apologists/collaborators and tools of islamofascism and islamofascists themselves deported to live in any one of the lovely, tolerant islamic sewer states that are so common in the world today. After all, why should they complain?

      • Western Canadian

        Your fantasy world must be a very scary place…. even if just because you are there.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          Excuse me, but I didn't receive a mediocre leftwing Canadian education like you did, so my worldview isn't permanently tainted like yours.

          • defcon 4

            Personally, I'd like to get all my money back for the degree I received at UCLA, because the lies they taught as truth about islam and Israel were just that. I'd never recommend anyone go to any University of California schools — they've become nothing but islamofascist propaganda outlets.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            If I were you, I'd sue them!

          • Western Canadian

            You wouldn't have made in through the front doors….

          • Western Canadian

            I didn't receive a mediocre leftwing Canadian education either, and unlike you I didn't spend my formative years in a madras, and do not attend a mosque. Quit lying about muslim terrorists, you libtard loon.

  • http://www.clarespark.com clarespark

    The situation is even worse than Dan Greenfield paints it in his fine article. The field of military psychiatry and its abandonment of rationality for the maintenance of hierarchies, goes on unexamined. I wrote about it here: http://clarespark.com/2009/12/09/strategic-regres…. "Strategic regression in the greatest generation." Our professionals in general are authoritarian and sadistic toward their clients. Political correctness is only one of many manifestations, and like the older form of bossiness, indicates a militarized society that won't defend itself from terrorists of many stripes.

    • Rothschild

      I agree 100%…I recently attempted to go into psychotherapy; though the
      theory, and process of it were helpful, the therapists were dominating…and,
      attempting mental coercion upon me; in subtle ways.

  • EarlyBird

    Oh another one of Danny's "serious" pieces which will end up in his collected "works."

    Actually, "liberal urbanites" who by virtue of geography are terrorists' prime targets, are the ones who live with the knowledge that we live in a post-9/11 world. (And see kids, all people living in cities are "liberal" which means "snooty," morally confused, over-educated and probably gay, who abortions for fun and look down on you salt-of-the-earth Middle Americans).

    What the entire nation has accepted is that what is effective is the boring, difficult police work of rolling up networks, and getting convictions that stick in a civilian court to put these monsters in SuperMax prisons for the rest of their wretched lives, NOT "fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them here."

    Once again, lil' Danny's aim of this garbage is to divide Americans on left-right lines, rather than actually provide any light on the issue he's pretending to write about.

    • Omar

      Early Bird, Front Page Magazine tells the truth about what is going on in the world. You simply like to export Communist/Islamist propaganda. Please fact-check.

      • Jim_C

        Omar, saying EB exports Communist/Islamist propaganda might require some fact-checking of your own. Even though this site is a safe haven for wild speculation and accusations of all sorts.

      • EarlyBird

        Right. Because if someone disagrees with you, he's not just wrong, but an actual "Communist/Islamist."

        That's the idiocy of this site, right there.

        • Defcon 4

          And anyone who opposes islamofascism is a right wing, bigot right tweedledee?

          • Western Canadian

            Didn't you mean tweedledum??

          • EarlyBird

            If you want to show me where I've ever defended Islamofascism, have at it, dope.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            EarlyTurd,

            Happy Eternal Nakba!

          • defcon 4

            Perfect. The perfect comeback to Erlyturd.

          • Omar

            Really? You defend islamofascism all the time, while denouncing America's efforts to bring freedom, democracy and stability in the world as "imperialism". You think all of the Islamist mullahs in Iran are Gandhian pacifists while denouncing the West and Israel as "aggressive forces".

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          "Right. Because if someone disagrees with you, he's not just wrong, but an actual "Communist/Islamist." "

          Hence the Red/Green fascist alliance.

    • uptownsteve

      EarlyBird, you’re confusing them with facts and common sense.

      • Omar

        Uptownsteve, both you and EarlyBird confuse facts and common sense with lies and propaganda.

      • Western Canadian

        Coming from a fact free loon and senseless twit, that is again almost funny.

      • defcon 4

        "facts and commonsense" according to whose dictates? Those espoused by the Ayatollah Khameni? The prophet muhamMAD? Morsi? The muslime brotherhood?

    • truebearing

      I don't know how you do it, Whirlybird, but every time you post something, you manage to exceed the stupidity of your previous best, or should I say worst.

      You blather interminably without ever providing a supporting fact or coherent argument. Everything you write is ad hominem drivel. Do you enjoy being seen as a fool?

      If liberal urbanites are so aware of the realities of the threat of terrorism, why can't they admit that the vast majority of terrorism is committed by Muslims, or that Islam is the obvious cause? Too stupid? Too scared? Too full of hatred and bigotry towards Jews and Christians? Are you fools so enthralled by ideology that you can't see that jihadists hate you just as much as any other American?

      Please, if you don't mind, try to quantify for all of us just how stupid the average liberal is. A two or three line comment should suffice.

  • uptownsteve

    The only ones obsessed by the race of the terrorists are the rightwingers, as usual.

    • kaz

      seems to me that the only one obsessed by race is you.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Except for the fact that they are obsessed because the left is absolutely obsessed by the race of the perp.

    • kasandra

      You and EarlyBird are totally out of your minds. Islam is not a race and if anyone is obsessed with class, race and gender it is the political left which has made a religion of it. The entire nation has not accepted "that what is effective is the boring, difficult police work of rolling up networks, and getting convictions that stick in a civilian court to put these monsters in SuperMax prisons for the rest of their wretched lives" because often that requires that, before there is a prosecution, a bomb went off and people were killed (see, e.g., Boston). Mr. Obama did say that he would stand with the Muslims. You guys just live in a different universe.

      • Omar

        Early Bird and uptown steve are just like Schlomotion/Flipside and muchiboy before them. They all like to post Communist/Islamist propaganda in order to annoy readers.

    • Omar

      The left is obsessed with race and identity politics all the time. Conservatives, on the other hand, believe in a color-blind society. The left is obsessed with the ideologies of terrorists. Get your facts straight.

      • uptownsteve

        Yeah conservatives are so color blind they belong to virtually all white party. Conservatives opposed integration and supported Jim Crow. Ronald Reagan said he would have opposed the Civil Rights Act because it was "unfair to the (white) South". Rand Paul wants to overturn the 14th Amendment. You rightwingers have no relationship with reality whatsoever, do you?

        • Tomyris

          Steve, Pls take the test and by doing so educate yourself….:-)
          http://www.nationalblackrepublicans.com/DYK-Histo

          • uptownsteve

            LMAO!!!!!! Why do you clowns love to discuss the Republican party from 100 years ago? Do you think people are stupid? Here's one for the cheap seats. Which party do you think the KKK supports TODAY? The one with thousands of black elected officials and a BLACK PRESIDENT?

          • Tomyris

            @ Steve,

            You are dumber than first perceived and thx for the opening….

            “As a secret vigilante group, the Klan targeted freedmen and their allies; it sought to restore white supremacy by threats and violence, including murder, against black and white Republicans.”
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klan

          • Omar

            uptownsteve, Obama is a mixed-race president. He is half-black and half-white. Also, the KKK wouldn't support either party because both parties hold the hate group in contempt. Both the Democrats and Republicans have prominent minorities in the ranks of both parties. The KKK only has a maximum of 4,000 members nationwide and has no influence in society at all in contemporary times.

          • uptownsteve

            In America, if you're daddy is black, YOU'RE BLACK.

          • Omar

            And his father wasn't even American. His father was from a former British colony in Africa. His mother's family wasn't black. Hence, he's mixed-race.

          • maybeushouldtravel

            Yeah you guys need to quit comparing yourselves to Republicans from the 1940's-50's, and remember that you betrayed all those so-called anti-racist values with your "Southern Strategy". Nobody believes you because you haven't changed.

          • Omar

            Maybe you should learn from facts instead of repeating leftist propaganda. To learn more about the truth about the so-called "southern Strategy" read this: http://www.pundithouse.com/2011/06/the-southern-s… .

            You leftists, on the other hand, destroyed the classical liberalism that existed in the Democratic Party with your New Left activism. The New Left destroyed the party of Hubert Humphrey, Scoop Jackson and Daniel Patrick Moynihan. George McGovern, Jimmy Carter and Bella Abzug are all sympathizers with rogue regimes and are completely different from Humphrey and Scoop Jackson.

          • Mary Sue

            maybe you should stop conflating people with people from the past.

          • Western Canadian

            Goldwater integrated his families chain of department stores when it was NOT a popular thing to do, and Reagan lived a bigotry free personal life… Both had VERY legitimate concerns about various parts civil rights legislation due to them being contrary to the constitution.

            The dems fought to retain slavery, were the ones guilty of jim crow laws and the KKK, and Republicans were the ones who fought against all three. Living a lie must really be fun, since you insist on doing it.

            There was no such thing as a 'southern strategy', and if you made any effort at all to examine history, you would know that.

          • EarlyBird

            Reagan would be chased out of today's Republican party for being a "RINO," moron.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            JFK would be chased out of todays Democrat party for being a DINO, moron.

          • Omar

            You're right. The Democratic Party today is completely different from the Democratic Party of Hubert Humphrey and Henry "Scoop" Jackson. The New Left movement destroyed the classical liberalism (today's modern conservatism) that existed in the Democratic Party at the national level between the New Deal period and the late 1960s and early 1970s. Starting with George McGovern, the Democratic Party took a turn for the left, as many New Left activists took control of the party's base.

          • Omar

            Uh, no he wouldn't. Unlike you, Reagan recognized the totalitarian threat from the global point of view. You, on the other hand, downplay the threat that Islamist imperialism plays in the world today.

          • uptownsteve

            Many black Americans have mixed race backgrounds. You now want to make a distinction with Obama because you can't accept a black man as your President.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            President Barack Obama is considered by some to be the nation's first black president – but Morgan Freeman isn't one such individual.

            "They just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white – very white American, Kansas, middle America," the Oscar winner continued. "There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America's first black president hasn't arisen yet. He's not America's first black president – he's America's first mixed-race president."

          • uptownsteve

            So who the hell is Morgan Freeman?

          • Mary Sue

            OMG seriously? Didn't you see The Shawshank Redemption? The March of the Penguins? Bruce Almighty? Robin Hood Prince of Theives? He's an ACTOR! Where have you been, in the boonies with no TV and no movies until like last week?

          • Western Canadian

            Typical ignorant left wing lout.

          • Omar

            I don't have a problem with anyone running the White House, regardless of characteristics. I care about how the president handles his job. I care about skills. We can have a patriotic black president, but we don't. race does not matter at all. You, on the other hand, consistently obsess over race and often falsely accuse the president's opponents as "racists" and "bigots". Yet, you leftists can verbally attack conservative minorities like Herman Cain with racial insults and get away with it. Why didn't anyone in the left condemn Janeane Garofalo when she insulted Cain as someone who was "suffering from Stockholm Syndrome"? It is because you leftists support her, that's why. Herman Cain got to the top by working hard and believing in the American Dream, yet you leftists hate him because he (and many other conservative minorities) disprove your lies and propaganda about race relations in contemporary America. Quit repeating lies and propaganda and learn from facts.

          • Defcon 4

            The KKK is irrelevant retard. They've been irrelevant for decades. Your muslo-fascist "civil rights" groups OTOH, aren't irrelevant and have nothing to do w/civil rights except taking them away.

        • kasandra

          Now, returning to the real world, Jim Crow was the system imposed by Democrats who were opposed to the rights given to blacks in the South under the Republican Reconstruction.That's why for over a century the Democrats called it "the solid South" and came up with numerous ways to keep blacks from voting.Nathanial Bedford Forrest, the founder of the Ku Klux Klan, was a Democrat.Democrats like Al Gore, Sr., Strom Thumond, William Fullbright, and so on were the one's who blocked the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964."Bull" Connor was a Democrat. George Wallace was a Democrat.Sen. Robert Byrd (D, W.Va) was the founder of the Ku Klux Klan in West Virginia. BTW, when Congress finally passed what was the Civil Rights Act of 1964, President Johnson, aboard Air Force One stated "Now them n*****s will vote Democrat for 200 years." So don't give us this crap. As a Republican living in Maryland (unfortunately) I've voted for Michael Steele and Allan Keyes (both black) and Linda Chavez (Hispanic female) running as Republicans for statewide offices while the Democrats were running only white males. You know, everyone is entitled to their own opinion but not to their own facts.

          • Tomyris

            Thx for the post: These LW numb nuts just love to create a new reality…..tell a lie often enough and stupid people believe it. Right Steve?

          • uptownsteve

            Contort and twist all you like but you can't run from the truth. Conservatives opposed Civil Rights and liberals and moderates supported it.

          • Omar

            uptownsteve, obviously, you never heard of Everett Dirksen, who was a conservative Republican politician who supported civil rights reform. Check this link out for the truth: http://archive.frontpagemag.com/Printable.aspx?Ar

          • uptownsteve

            Everett Dirksen was a moderate Republican. Conservative on fiscal issues and liberal on social issues.

          • Omar

            Civil Rights was not and is not a partisan issue! Civil Rights is an American issue. At the time that civil rights reform was being passed in Congress, both parties' national-level platform were almost identical to each other. Later on, the New Left took over the Democratic Party and changed the politics completely.

          • Jim_C

            Omar, you are confusing conservatives with Republicans. Where people stood on civil rights is a great measure of that fact.

            There were several liberal, Northern republicans who supported civil rights, and many conservative, Southern democrats who did not.

            Since then, the liberal northern republican and the conservative Southern democrat have gone the way of the dodo bird, having long ago switched parties.

          • uptownsteve

            Thank you.

          • Omar

            Jim C, quit repeating UptownSteve's propaganda. I stated before that both parties supported civil rights reform at the national level. I didn't say that this was a partisan issue. uptownsteve and his leftist cronies believe that it is. Yes, there was some party switching between the two after civil rights legislation passed. Obviously, you never heard of the American Independence Party (AIP), which has been defunct for quite some time. That was where most of the bigoted Southern politicians ended up going when they lost their battle against civil rights reform. Are you aware that Robert Byrd never switched parties? Are you also aware that most of the contemporary Democrats came from the New Left movement and not from the Republican Party? Check Discover the Networks to learn more about the truth.

          • Western Canadian

            The southern dems who opposed civil rights, were called 'progressives'. Which makes no sense at all.

          • uptownsteve

            Maryland has a black Lt Governor and the County Executive of the MD's largest county is black. Did you vote for either of them?

          • Mary Sue

            we don't vote for people based on their color, moron. Would you vote for Hermain Cain? He's black!

          • Western Canadian

            He'd rather die. Fine by me.

        • Omar

          Uptownsteve, do everyone here a favor and check these links out: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/larry-elder/ronald-r… , http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategor… , http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=3… , http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=3… , http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=4… , http://archive.frontpagemag.com/Printable.aspx?Ar… , http://www.newsrealblog.com/2009/09/17/jimmy-cart… , http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?… . I am sick of you trying to denounce conservatives like Reagan (whose administration has handled more employment discrimination cases as well as prosecuted more criminal cases pertaining to civil rights than the Carter administration) as mean-spirited, while trying to portray left-wing appeasers and totalitarians like Carter as Gandhian pacifists, supporters of "equality" and "progress". Once again, would a bigoted president not only create a holiday honoring a national hero for his work in bringing equality to all his people but also supported statehood and true equality for nearly 4 million American citizens residing in an island territory of a majority ethnic minority population? Of course not! It is also important to note that the president who claims to support "human rights" is the same person who appeased America's totalitarian enemies (as well as had close friendships with them) during the Cold War and in the modern world also described himself as a "redneck" and called a segregationist politician (Lester Maddox) the "essence of the Democratic Party". I am also sick of your ridiculous propaganda which insists that civil rights reform was a "partisan" issue when the national-level party platforms of both parties supported civil rights reform (in fact the platforms for both parties at the national level was identical. Along with supporting civil rights reform, both parties were anti-Communist until the New Left movement decided to take over control of the Democratic Party in the late '60s). Instead of denouncing modern conservatives (the true classical liberals, not the so-called "liberalism" of the left), why don't you denounce true racists and bigots like Louis Farrakhan, who leads the largest black hate group, the Nation of Islam, in this country today; Al Sharpton, who intensified two anti-Semitic altercations during the '90s; Janeane Garofalo, who denounced Herman Cain as someone who is "suffering from Stockholm Syndrome; Harry Belafonte, who called Herman Cain a "bad apple" and a "false negro"; and all of your other left-wing role models and bigots. Quit repeating leftist lies and propaganda and fact check!

          • uptownsteve

            Oh will you stop this nonsense?? Reagan initially opposed the MLK Jr. Holiday just as he opposed Civil Rights. The Congress passed the bill over his bigoted head and he was forced to sign it into law. Oh BTW, of the current members of Congress who voted AGAINST the King Holiday, ALL OF THEM WERE REPUBLICANS. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/01/vote

          • Mary Sue

            ohno they voted against making another federal holiday! the racists! [/sarcasm]

          • Western Canadian

            Goldwater integrated his families chain of department stores when it was NOT a popular thing to do, and Reagan lived a bigotry free personal life… Both had VERY legitimate concerns about various parts civil rights legislation due to them being contrary to the constitution.

            The dems fought to retain slavery, were the ones guilty of jim crow laws and the KKK, and Republicans were the ones who fought against all three. Living a lie must really be fun, since you insist on doing it.

          • uptownsteve

            Didn't Herman Clown Cain claim that black Americans were "brainwashed"? Didn't Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum just proclaim during the last Presidential campaign that blacks would rather accept welfare than work?

          • Western Canadian

            If they believe the lies you tell, they have been brainwashed.

        • Mary Sue

          Oh, so Hermain Cain, Allen West, Alan Keyes, Condi Rice, Walter E Williams, and Thomas Sowell, etc, are all just figments of our imagination?

        • Western Canadian

          Goldwater integrated his families chain of department stores when it was NOT a popular thing to do, and Reagan lived a bigotry free personal life… Both had VERY legitimate concerns about various parts civil rights legislation due to them being contrary to the constitution.

          The dems fought to retain slavery, were the ones guilty of jim crow laws and the KKK, and Republicans were the ones who fought against all three. Living a lie must really be fun, since you insist on doing it.

          • EarlyBird

            Yeah, you've mentioned this about six times on this very thread already. And the response remains that today's GOP would not tolerate a Reagan in their midst today.

            It has been hijacked by psycopathic cultural chauvanists like yourself. It includes racism, but is a generalized, cultural cringe at pretty much the entire American population which doesn't fit this description: white, evangelical Christian or orthodox Jew, straight, and a firebreathing partisan Republican.

            If you're not this, you're the Enemy. It's why the GOP is getting so very small.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            EarlyTurd,

            The democrat party has moved too far to the left. Todays' democrat party would revile JFK and RFK.

          • Western Canadian

            The dems went left, and Reagan parted company with them. The dems have since gone so far left, that they would be considered extreme even compared to Canada's hard left NDP. Your left wing smear of the GOP is false, and vicious. That you repeat it, proves that you are left winger, and not a mild one. Reagan had trouble getting in, when he ran for president, as the 'establishment' didn't want a someone who could and did challenge their power base. Your ignorance of your own countries politics, is amazing. The problem the GOP is having, is with the leftists and power brokers in their midst. They have had several excellent contenders, but the power brokers join in the media in their efforts to marginalize, and reject them.

          • Omar

            Actually, today's GOP would very much tolerate someone like Reagan in their ranks. Unlike you, Reagan recognized the totalitarian threat that threatened (and is still threatening) the world. In case you forgot, the GOP is doing an autopsy on how to reach out to different types of voters, particularly voters who are of racial, ethnic or religious minorities. The Democrats, on the other hand, have gone too far to the left, as they would not tolerate someone like JFK or Scoop Jackson.

    • irateiconoclast

      "Race?" Islam isn't a "race"– it's a terrorist-ridden, fundamentally anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, anti-American, anti-Israel, anti-freedom religion. And all intellectually honest Americans realize that the Islamofascists have declared war on us–not in the name of "race"–but in the name of ISLAM!

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      uptownstooge,

      Islam is not a race.

      Go back to school.

  • Attila_the_hun

    The left’s dilemma with Islamist terrorism is that, in one hand they agreed with them in opposition to individualism, on the other hand they dislike them for making it harder for the left to impose their utopian paradise on the western civilization.

    This is the continuation of the same fight between Hitler’s National Socialism v.s Stalin’s International Socialism. Eventually the alliance between Western Lefties and Islamist will collapsed, and when it does will not be a pretty site. We are just start seeing it in Syria where Obama and his lefty acolytes are twisted like pretzel. Not knowing how untangled it.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      1941 The Grand Mufti meets Hitler
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSUEx1cKUlg

      Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact AKA Hitler-Stalin Pact
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molotov%E2%80%93Ribb

    • Omar

      The unholy alliance of the radical left and Islamist extremists have roots in Nazism and Fascism. Hitler was a friend and ally of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin Al-Husseini. Until 1941, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union were allies. There is evidence that the Soviet Union helped the Nazi regime instigate the Holocaust as documented by the Soviet Story film. The link is here: http://www.sovietstory.com

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Terrorism for many reasons is impossible to be stopped, but luckily it is quite rare. Jihad, on the other hand, which is holy fighting in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme via the eventual imposition of sharia and in stark contrast to terrorism involves both violence and nonviolence is very easy to be stopped unlike terrorism. All we have to do is ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration, as zero Muslims equals zero jihad. It's not rocket science; it's common sense.

    • Defcon 4

      Terrorism is "quite rare"? What planet are you living on? Israel and India experience islamofascist terrorism on practically a weekly basis.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Terrorism is "quite rare"? What planet are you living on? Israel and India experience islamofascist terrorism on practically a weekly basis.

        The planet I live on relative to the delusional planet you live on is called planet reality. As jihad, which can be both violent and non-violent in stark contrast to terrorism is holy fighting in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme via the eventual imposition of sharia. Hence, jihad and terrorism are two mutually exclusive and completely different manifestations that have been deliberately conflated together by leftwing loons so that they can blame America and capitalism for creating terrorists and terrorism.

        Moreover, as I said, terrorism relative to jihad is quite rare and will always plague us because there will always be unhinged people willing to perpetrate it for various political causes and no matter how diligent we are, it will never be completely eliminated. While jihad, on the other hand, can be completely eliminated from the West in stark contrast to terrorism. All we have to do to completely eliminate jihad is ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration ASAP. As zero Muslims living in the West would mean zero jihad. It's common sense.

        • defcon 4

          You're VERY ignorant or a liar. Just about every day of the week there's some sort of islamic atrocity being committed: against women, non-muslims etc.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            And islamofascists CELEBRATING attacks – as they most recently did over the Boston bombings.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Better a neo-con than a neo-commie.

    • Western Canadian

      Your a loon. Jihad just is warfare, and like any warfare, can and will take on many forms. Several of us have tried to point this out to you, for over six months now. But you can't understand the big words we use.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Your a loon. Jihad just is warfare, and like any warfare, can and will take on many forms. Several of us have tried to point this out to you, for over six months now. But you can't understand the big words we use.

        Actually, you mean that I've been pointing it out to you forever. As jihad isn't terrorism at all, as your piss poor PC Canadian education leads you to cluelessly believe. Indeed, jihad is Islamic warfare in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme and in stark contrast to terrorism comprises both violent and non-violent means. However, the non-violent variety of jihad relative to the violent variety of jihad is pursued astronomically far more, but is almost completely ignored in the West because unhinged inculcated leftwing loons like you keep conflating it with terrorism. Meanwhile terrorism isn't even a manifestation of Islamic civilization, which evolved completely separate from Western civilization altogether. It's only moronic moonbats like you that assume jihad and terrorism are one and the same thing.

        Not to mention that terrorism can never be fully eradicated from the West, but jihad, on the other hand, can be and very easily. Indeed, all we have to do to completely eliminate jihad from the West is ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration, as no Muslims equals no jihad. It isn't rocket science.

        • defcon 4

          Your point about non-violent jihad being practiced more in the West is only true because the muslimes don't have the necessary base of operations to make violent terrorism a more opportune method of jihad. In the Indian sub-continent and Israel, islamic terrorism is practically constant as rocket attacks against Israel are not non-violent.

        • Western Canadian

          No, we have been pointing out to you, moron that you are, that jihad includes and loves and celebrates terror. But if you would rather believe what they tell you down at the mosque, and you would, it is a waste of time, you lack the ability to reject your muslim education.

  • kaz

    unintended consequences……..dont you love them? the hated george w bush, in a predictably futile attempt to befriend evil, declared our sworn and deadly enemy, islam, to be a great religion of peace, then trampled on our rights to enable us to prevent numerous muslim plots, while inexplicably allowing unprecedented muslim invasion by immigration, as well as infiltration of our armed forces by muslims and islamic doctrine, enabling the fools in media, academia, and government to ignore the muslim threat, and concentrate on their scorched earth campaign against their constant bugbear, the evil "right wing". george bush's unintended consequences have had a severe impact on the possibility of our being able to resist conquest by islam, followed by genocide.

  • kaz

    then we are blessed by our dear islamic president, who understandably has stepped up muslim immigration, and tied the hands of those who were preventing islamic violence, and (surprise) we get violence. his obvious and expected intention is to surrender our nation to islam, but arent those unintended consequences a bich? our only chance to defeat the "peaceful" jihad facilitated by bushbama is to get really stirred up about violent jihad–facilitated by the muslim in chief, and send our dear muslim invaders to some perfect islamic eden on earth, where they can be happy. that is our only chance for survival, and if we achieve it, we can give barry our heartfelt thanks.

  • Tomyris

    @ Steve, Pls take the test and by doing so educate yourself….:-)
    http://www.nationalblackrepublicans.com/DYK-Histo

  • Tomyris

    @ Steve,

    You are dumber than first perceived and thx for the opening….

    “As a secret vigilante group, the Klan targeted freedmen and their allies; it sought to restore white supremacy by threats and violence, including murder, against black and white Republicans.”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klan

    • uptownsteve

      Tomyris, what part did David Duke hold office under and run for Governor of Louisiana under??? Hint. It wasn't the Democrats.

      • Omar

        Uptownsteve, what party did Neo-Nazi Tom Metzinger run on for public office in Oregon? Hint it wasn't Republican. Also, last year, which New York City politician did David Duke endorse for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives? Hint, the NYC politician is a former Black Panther.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          http://www.nydailynews.com/news/election-2012/ku-

          kkk david puke, of the kkk that lynches black people, drags them to their death, endorsing a black man running for congress.

          Ebony and Ivory – together in perfect harmony – when it comes to JOOOZ.

      • Tomyris

        Did you take the test? Doubt it based on your reply….just keep on spouting the same LW numb-nut propaganda. Ostrich mentality. Either that or you are just another Troll….

      • Western Canadian

        The Reps through him out.

      • Western Canadian

        The republicans threw him out. The dems embraced him and his support.

  • kate5778b

    1. White people can be Islamic terrorists, new converts are generally more devout.

    2. I don't like the silence on the Saudi Arab who is going to be deported.

    3. Considering that Islamic bombing in sports crowds is KNOWN by Homeland Security see here:
    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/al-qaeda-propagan

    there ought to have been spot checks on all baggage (but how do you detect a butt bomb?).

    4. Until we look at the extremely short book of the Qur'an and 'bring forth our evidence' as it calls for and see if it actually does CONFIRM the Torah and Injil (Gospels) as it claims. No Mohomet is not THE Prophet (Deuteronomy 18:18+ Law of 1st mention) he is not an Isrealite, therefore the whole religion falls flat.

    then

  • maybeushouldtravel

    I agree, from now on I will look suspiciously upon and report middle-aged stocky white christian-looking men as potential Women's Clinic bombers, introspective young christian white men as possible school shooters, and white army vets as potential Federal building bombers. And anyone with long hair and scruffy clothes as a possible murderous cult leader or left-wing guerrilla fighter.

    Let's go America!

    • JoJoJams

      Crap! I fit all those categories! I'm sooo screwed!

      :-P

  • ObamaYoMoma

    While the left politicizes what it considers to be terrorism, moronic neo-cons simply misrepresent it and at the same time totally mislead thousands of their readers.

    Indeed, terrorism and jihad are not one and the same thing. Instead, they are two completely different and unique manifestations. For instance, in stark contrast to terrorism, jihad is holy fighting in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme via the eventual imposition of sharia and takes place both violently and non-violently, as all Muslims, per their submission to the will of Allah, which, by the way, is sharia, are jihadists, either violent jihadists as in AQ, or non-violent jihadists, as in the millions of Muslim immigrants living in the West today for the purpose of eventual demographic conquest, which is non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad.

    In fact, despite the millions of Muslim immigrants living in the West today, there is not one single example of a community of Muslims actually assimilating, integrating, and matriculating into a contributing and productive part of our Western societies. However, there are thousands of examples of Muslim immigrants forming Muslim enclaves that eventually morph into Muslim no-go zones ruled by sharia as tiny Islamic statelets within the larger infidel host states.

    Furthermore, while terrorism for obvious reasons can never be completely eliminated in the West, jihad, on the other hand, can very easily be eliminated. Simply ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration to the West on the grounds that it is really jihad, and without any Muslims living in the West there will be no jihad. It's simple and it's common sense.

    • Western Canadian

      Again, people have been trying to correct your nasty habit of repeating the muslim lie that islam does not embrace and celebrate terrorism, but you just insist of believing what you have been taught in your mosque.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Again, people have been trying to correct your nasty habit of repeating the muslim lie that islam does not embrace and celebrate terrorism, but you just insist of believing what you have been taught in your mosque.

        So according to your strict PC Canadian education, terrorism is holy fighting in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme via the eventual imposition of sharia and is pursued both violently and non-violently by stealth and deception? Does that mean the Unabomber was a mainstream orthodox Muslim perpetrating terrorism in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme? How about Timothy McVeigh was he also a terrorist fighting in the cause of Allah?

        Like I keep pointing out to you, you are more than a little unhinged and mentally deficient.

        • Western Canadian

          Your inability to understand, combined with your eagerness to distort, is awesome. And pathetic. The way you twist and distort, explains a lot about you. You were educated in a madras, and have not found the courage to break away from your muslim faith. Terrorism by muslims is part of jihad, the part they love to celebrate. Terrorism by others (tamal tigers, bill ayers and company), is small change compared to the terrorism that is part of your muslim heritage.

    • Western Canadian

      Several of us have tried to get through to you about your drivel, white washing jihad of terrorism (almost 21,000 terrorist acts committed by jihadi's since 9/11), but you would rather believe what they tell you down at the local mosque.

  • uptownsteve

    FBI releases pictures of the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects. http://www.king5.com/news/breaking/Image-leads-to

    • uptownsteve

      So it looks like it wasn't Al Queada after all but Al Cracka.

      • reader

        You talk like an Al Moron.

        • Western Canadian

          And they have now been identified…. As muslims from russia…. One already dead in a shootout at MIT, and the other murdering cowards, running.

          Don't bother apologizing to everyone you have so stupidly and viciously smeared here, it would just be you being a hypocrite.

      • Western Canadian

        The photos, due to variable lighting conditions are interesting, and have been available on anti-jihad sites much longer…. And in one photo the character with the hat on backwards looks light skinned, and in others he looks dark skinned. The character in the dark hot, looks dark skinned more often than not. Having been into photography for a long time now, your assertion is not proven or likely. And your reference to crackers is bigoted, as expected from you.

        • uptownsteve

          The terrorists were two Russian white boys. Sorry.

          • Omar

            The two terrorists were radical Islamist extremists, possibly paid by the Putin autocracy in Russia.

          • EarlyBird

            "The two terrorists were radical Islamist extremists, possibly paid by the Putin autocracy in Russia."

            Seriously? Russia is behind this? I assumed some general Alquie type group.

          • Omar

            We can never trust the lunatics from the United Russia Party (the modern-day Communist Party of the Soviet Union). The URP has been trying to undermine democracy and stability in the world for quite some time. The URP rules the Russian government and governs Russia with an iron fist.

          • Western Canadian

            And they have now been identified…. As muslims from russia…. One already dead in a shootout at MIT, and the other murdering cowards, running. And they look faintly middle eastern, not 'white'. And they are muslims…. which is no surprise. And you are still lying through your teeth, which is also no surprise.

      • 11bravo

        Islam! Islam! Islam! – Muslims! Muslims! Muslims!

        The MSM is tying themselves in knots trying not to mention (the ideology who’s name cannot be mentioned). It is a kick in the pants to watch.

        It ain’t a white guy.

        It ain’t a Right-wing loon.

        It ain’t a Left-wing loon.

        All the schoolmates who knew this kid said he seemed like just a normal sweet high school kid. So what could radicalize a moderate Muslim, in America, to do something like this?

        We are all going to have to digest some truths that we have really known all along. There are no moderate Muslims because they are all the adherents of ISLAM!!!

        Maybe now the cowards and appeasers will actually “READ” the Koran, and see for themselves what the Geller’s, Spencer’s, and just about every former Muslim has been trying to tell us for over a decade.

        Our Commander in Chief, all of our intel agencies, and our military complex have been silencing the truth. These are the people tasked with defending us, and our country. How self-delusional is that?

        • Omar

          Actually, the Islamist suspects may be left-wing loons, considering the fact that they might be paid by the Putin/United Russia Party autocracy governing the Kremlin.

  • Mladen Andrijasevic

    The man wearing the white cap with the number 3 is the prime suspect. This is the best image available.
    http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/blogs/theledehttp://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/new-h

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Guys look like Occupy Wallstreet anarchists.

    • Omar

      The suspects do have OWS anarchist tendencies. Last year, five anarchist members of the Occupy Cleveland camp were arrested for attempting to blow up a traffic bridge in Ohio.

  • 11bravo

    Islam! Islam! Islam! – Muslims! Muslims! Muslims!

    The MSM is tying themselves in knots trying not to mention (the ideology who’s name cannot be mentioned). It is a kick in the pants to watch.

    It ain’t a white guy.

    It ain’t a Right-wing loon.

    It ain’t a Left-wing loon.

    All the schoolmates who knew this kid said he seemed like just a normal sweet high school kid. So what could radicalize a moderate Muslim, in America, to do something like this?

    We are all going to have to digest some truths that we have really known all along. There are no moderate Muslims because they are all the adherents of ISLAM!!!

    Maybe now the cowards and appeasers will actually “READ” the Koran, and see for themselves what the Geller’s, Spencer’s, and just about every former Muslim has been trying to tell us for over a decade.

    Our Commander in Chief, all of our intel agencies, and our military complex have been silencing the truth. These are the people tasked with defending us, and our country. How self-delusional is that?

    • EarlyBird

      You should have heard the tortured attempts to avoid mention of them being Muslim on NPR this morning. Hysterical. They almost apologized for having to mention the fact that these guys were Muslim.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        EarlyTurds Broken Clock moment.

        • Western Canadian

          Why this loon comes by here, and lies about being conservative/republican…..