Browsing the blog archives for September, 2012

Islam for Dummies, Part Two

Given the mindless, unrestrained mob violence playing out in predominantly Muslim countries, let’s dispense with the standard caveat: “Most Muslims are peaceful, tolerant people who only want to be left alone to practice their religion.” Since millions of Muslims are rioting supposedly in response to – an otherwise obscure video produced thousands of miles from their country – it’s patently clear the U.S. hasn’t and isn’t interfering with their ability “to practice their religion”.

Instead let’s examine U.S. citizens (and residents) who are Islamic apologists and supporters. Many who support Islam do so as a religious freedom issue without understanding the totality of Islam which is comprised of religion, culture, economic, legal (primarily Sharia law), military and political components.

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Islam for Dummies, Parts One

Author’s note: the title of this article may sound disrespectful to some; so here are my definitions to make it less offensive to those readers able and willing to learn about a subject before rendering their “expert opinions”. “Expert” is derived thusly: “Ex”, a Latin term meaning “from”; “spurt”, “a drip under pressure”.

Ignorance, to me, denotes those who don’t know about an event or subject because they haven’t heard of it or haven’t had it explained to them. Once informed, they cease to be ignorant. “Dummies”, however, waste opportunities to learn about an event and/or subject but form opinions that differ, sometimes substantially, from facts.

Islam for Dummies, Part One (Part Two follows) respond to a 09/20/2012 “Houston Chronicle” letter headlined “Arab discontent”.

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Does Obama Say One Thing And Do Another? An Examination Of Obama/Democrat Canards about Romney

The 16th-century French writer Michel de Montaigne, who is generally credited with inventing the claim “Actions speak louder than words,” when he proclaimed, “Saying is one thing and doing is another.”

While there may be room for debate about the more current claim, there should be no debate that “saying one thing and doing another”. For example: a U.S. President who promises to reduce the national debt but increase the debt by $5 trillion in less than four years should be held accountable for not doing what he said he would.

There is an interesting parable about saying one thing and doing another to which I’ve added a modern day version:

The Parable of the Two Sons – Matthew 21:28-32 (NIV)

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Real Golfers Don’t Request a “Mulligan” – Revisiting Obama’s Presidential Campaign Playbook Following the Democrat National Convention

Following the Democrat National Convention it’s timely to revisit my August 19, 2012 article “Obama’s Presidential Campaign Playbook”. Here are relevant presidential plays.

However, before that re-visitation, let’s look at the golfing definition of a “mulligan”: “most simply put, is a ‘do-over.’ ‘Hit a bad shot? Take a mulligan and replay that stroke’. So as you’ve probably guessed, a mulligan is never ‘legal’ under the Rules of Golf.”

More about a “mulligan” later after revisiting Obama’s presidential campaign playbook.

Obscure Obama’s actual record as President.
When impossible to obscure, spin Obama’s record to present his failed initiatives and policies as significant accomplishments.

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Obama – Dividing By Religion, Part Three – Islam

This article addresses seven segments into which President Obama has divided the U.S. Presented in seven installments, others are on this website but, since this one is “Dividing by Religion” it’s under “Faith” rather than “National”. The Preface explains why this topic will be addressed in three parts. This is Part Three.

A Challenge to 2012 Voters – Place National Interests Ahead of Personal Interests

Installment Four – Dividing by Religion, Part Three

Preface: Reading this article may generate various responses. Readers may be amused, annoyed, angered, enraged but none should be confused. The article isn’t politically correct. Sacred cows will not be spared.

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