Thursday, May 04, 2006
A federal jury rejected the death penalty for al-Qaeda conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui on Wednesday and decided he must spend life in prison for his role in the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history.
Moussaoui, as he was led from the courtroom after the 15-minute hearing, said: "America, you lost. ... I won." He clapped his hands as he was escorted away.
I hate to say it, but in a sense this scumbag might be right. By keeping him alive we allow Islamic imperialism continue to be spread through our prisons. Moussaoui will become a Islamic recruiter while in prison as he tries to find new Al Qaeda members at the same time. This is one of the main goals of the Islamic Jhad is to turn non beleivers into beleivers. This Jhad started long before 9-11, or the 1993 twin tower bombings, or Munich. They have been trying to conquer civilization since before the Crusades. However these historical claims have somehow been written off as mere propaganda by the Western World. The members of the Jhad reconize this and use it to their advantage. They are serious in there mission and their rhetoric has characterized the political cultural of Islam from their very existence.
Let us not forget that since 9-11 we have had the convicted Islamic shoebomber Richard Reid, the Muslim gunman who murdered two people at Los Angeles International Airport's El Al ticket counter in 2002, and the Koran-invoking Tar Heel terrorist who rammed his SUV into a busy student square at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and those are just the ones here at home. Yet the foolish bleeding liberal hearts continue to foolishly and suicidally fail to see the real threat and call people like me delusional. They say that it is us that is the root of the problem and we need to sympathize and try to understand them, give them respect.
Carie Lemack, whose mother, Judy Larocque, died on hijacked American Airlines Flight 11, which crashed into the World Trade Center, said her mom didn't believe in the death penalty and would have been glad Moussaoui was sentenced to life. "This man was an al-Qaeda wannabe who could never put together the 9/11 attacks," Lemack said. "He's a wannabe who deserves to rot in jail."
Maybe I wouldn't be so much for the death penalty if I actually believed that this bastard would rot in jail. The truth of the matter is he will live out the rest of his days in jail where he will be fed 3 times a day, given free medical care, and allowed visitors. Which is a whole lot more than he deserves.
Rosemary Dillard, whose husband Eddie died in the attacks, said of Moussaoui: "He's a bad man, but we have a fair society." She said of terrorists: "We will treat them with respect no matter what they do to us."
Well, that is nice isn't it. They want to wipe us off the face of the Earth... but hey, let us make sure we treat them with respect. What a bunch of hog wash.
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
I did take a trip to New York City about a week ago to see the Statue of Liberty. I also visited and paid my respects at Ground Zero, a very sombering moment. I will try to post the details of that trip and get those pictures on here sometime maybe today or in the near future.
Let me just say thanks to all the concerned fans that wrote me e-mails asking where I have been and if I was OK. Just to let you all know I am fine and hope to be able to start blogging a little more frequently. I am not promising everyday, but hopefully a lot more frequently than what I have been able to do.
Where did this majority rules idea come from anyway. Just because the majority wants something does not mean it is the best idea. Sometimes the majority is wrong and sometimes it takes good leadership to stand up to the majority and do what is right.
Let me take what happened to me at PT (physical training) this morning here at Fort Meade, M.D. It was probably around 55- 60 degrees outside this morning and we were going to go on a run. We had the winter PT uniform on. The PT instuctor, instead of making a leadership desicion asked us if we wanted to take the winter uniform off and run in shorts. Well the majority voted and we ran in the winter uniform. About half way through the run the same people who voted to leave the winter uniform on was now crying that we should have taken them off. But the majority rules....
This country would not be here today if we had followed this majority rules. Not one time before, during, or after the American revolution was the majority of the colonist for fighting the war against England. Many did not mind being ruled by the King, but aren't we glad they fought it. I know I am.
This is not a democracy, it is a republic. We have elected leadership who is suppose to follow the rule of law set by the constitution. Although we seem to be getting further and further away from this concept and closer to a democracy as time goes on.
Oh my freaking God!!! He nor anyone in government should be doing anything about this. What does the American people want a president or a King. This is the exact reason why we should not have a mob rule all society. It is not the president's or the government's place in our economy to keep gas prices down. We live in a free market society where the marketplace determines cost through supply and demand. The only way gas prices are going down is if supply increases faster than demand or demand decreases faster than supply.
What we have here is a growing fundamental problem in America made possible by the public education system that does not teach even the basics of economics, but rather the belief that it is the government's role to fix this and every problem for all Americans. Ask anyone you run into today if they can tell you the difference between profits and profit margins. Go ahead try it at work, at the mall, anywhere... I am willing to bet that 8 out of 10 will not be able to explain it.
Then ask what should be done about gas prices...the same 8 0ut of 10 will answer with some kind of government solution. Maybe you are one of the 8 and do not know the difference between profits and profit margins well than read this MTCW archive: Politicians And The Big Bad Price Gouging Oil Companies from Nov. 1, 2005.
You know former President Jimmy Carter tried to keep gas prices low. Does anyone remember how that turned out? Here is a clue, you do not want the government to try it again.
What is the definition of price gouging? According to this online dictionary price gouging is “pricing above the market when no alternative retailer is available.” Interesting, I can think of some places where this might pertain to power or water companies but not gas companies. In every city there are alternative retailers of gasoline. Some argue will they are all in it together; they are colluding behind closed doors! Come on folks, let’s think about this for a second. Think how many gas companies would have to be colluding together to price gouge. It is not going to happen because one company would eventually drop their prices to steal business away from the other. Grocery retailers like Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, Meijer, and others are selling gas. What interest would they have with colluding with big oil? Why if anything, these companies would try to undercut the others with lower pump prices to draw people into the retail part of their business.
Of course that is not stopping politicians from acting like they are going to save us from the big bad oil companies who are supposedly gouging us. But just who is doing the gouging? Columnist Thomas Bay points out in his latest column “Government Remains Biggest Oil Profiteer”that the average profit on a single gallon of gas is 9 cents. Any ideas what the average tax the government gets on a single gallon of gas? Try 45 cents a gallon (52 cents if you live in Michigan) or 5 times the oil company profits!
So, next time you hear a politician talk about price gouging just remember that they are collecting 5 times the oil profits in taxes and never had to pay anything for there return. Looks like DC politicians are doing the gouging not oil companies.