Thursday, August 11, 2011

Let Us Spray

With the world's economy (and quite a few buildings) in flames, and three ongoing and increasingly unsuccessful wars, Barack Hussein Obama took time out from his busy, busy fundraising schedule last night to hold his annual Ramadan dinner for Muslim guests and dignitaries.

The dinner, known as "Iftar" (not to be confused with the film "Ishtar"), comes at the end of an entire day of not eating. A ritual that the multitudes of unemployed in America now call "supper."

Last year, Mr. Obama chose this
very special occasion, with his very special friends, to announce his enthusiastic support for a mosque to be erected at Ground Zero in New York. Presumably at this year's celebration, on the cusp of the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, he wanted to announce groundbreaking...but was then informed that it already happened.

Ten years ago.


Update: In his Ramadan speech, the president said "Islam has always been part of our American family, and Muslim Americans have long contributed to the strength and character of our country, in all walks of life. This has been especially true over the past 10 years."

Frankly, we're not quite sure in what ways Muslim Americans have especially increased our strength and character over the past 10 years...but it was a meaningless throwaway line, intended to suck up to the guests and not really be scrutinized.

Obama then mentioned the upcoming anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and eulogized every Muslim American who died on that day. Newlyweds, cooks, waiters, executives, analysts, and first responders.

He did not mention any non-Muslim victims.

He did not say who perpetrated the attacks.

Nor did he address the twin tower-sized elephant in the room: why even bring up 9/11 at this gathering of Muslims if Islam is unrelated to the attacks?

In closing, Barack Hussein Obama said of Muslim Americans: "Across our federal government, they keep our homeland secure, they guide our intelligence and counterterrorism efforts and they uphold the civil rights and civil liberties of all Americans. So make no mistake, Muslim Americans help to keep us safe. We see this in the brave service of our men and women in uniform."

Oh, that's right. Nidal Hussan was in uniform.



Angry Hoosier Dad said...

I have friends and family who insist, emphatically, that Obama is a Muslim. I've never been prepared to go that far. I do think he prefers the company of Muslims and will go to almost any length to appease them, so long as it isn't too obvious to the rest of us and doesn't cost him votes. I, for one, have no intention of listening to this vile slug insult the murdered victims of the "religion of peace" on the tenth anniversary of their deaths (Never Forget). I will leave that to you, Stilton, to suffer that for us and give us your perspective. Frankly, I never listen to Turdboy anymore. He sickens me.

Anonymous said...

AHD, I am absolutely prepared to call Obama a Muslim. - He was born to a Muslim father, was raised in a Muslim country, went to an Islamic school, has publicly said that he thinks that the Islamic call to demon-worshiping - I mean,
"prayer" - is "one of the most beautiful sounds on Earth", and has spent enormous amounts of time and money telling Muslims how great they are, etc, etc. He IS a Muslim; have no doubt about that.

Pete (Detroit) said...

Anon - he sure walks, talks, and quacks like one, ayup!

Stilt, wtf? you drop your other project? *I* take a week vacation, and you post new stuff every day? Don't get me wrong, GLAD to see it, but wow! youse bein' BUZY!!!

Chuck said...

@Stilton - I'm enjoying the daily posts, even though I know it is only happening because things are so messed up in so many ways right now!

My Dad told me several months ago that he thought obama was a muslim, and asked for my opinion on the matter.

Here in the area where I live, there is a man running for office … again. He held this office 4 years ago and while in office, he changed his religion (and his name) from “Christian” to “muslim”. During the 4 years he’s been out of office, he somehow changed back (both religion and name) but does not want to talk about it. He says he was “born a Christian” and will die one.

My point is that no one is born a Christian; they may have been born into a Christian household, but faith is not something you are born into … it has to be something you choose. The same holds true for islam.

My answer to my father was based on all the actual evidence (actions, not words) we have: he is not a muslim; he is not a Christian. He believes himself to be worthy of worship, and is therefore his own god. He has no time for the “opiate of the masses” (religion). He will profess any belief that achieves his end of getting the listener to acknowledge his supreme intellect and divine appointments, but he is not troubled with thoughts of morality. Right and wrong are relative.

Words he uses do not mean what he thinks they mean: fair (theft); balanced (my way or the highway); compromise (see balanced); revenue (tax); invest (spend); choice (murder); help (enslave). The list is almost endless. But he does not care, because he is divine, so he is right because of his divinity, regardless of what any of the little people (everyone else) may believe.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Angry Hoosier Dad- I think you're right that Obama, at the very least, "prefers the company of Muslims."

@Anonymous- All of the things you've listed are true, but I stop short of thinking Obama is an actual Muslim for the reasons that Chuck (two comments down from yours) articulates perfectly.

@Pete(Detroit)- I'd like to be restricting myself to the MWF schedule, but this week my other projects have gotten elbowed aside because of the insanity going on in the world. I thought I might be able to squeak through Thursday without a cartoon but...but...oh c'mon, a gala Ramadan dinner?!

@Chuck- Great post. You've absolutely captured what I think is the truth and essence of Obama.

John the Econ said...

Obama is a Marxist, and anyone who has read the Communist Manifesto knows that there is no room in Marxism for any religion other than a unyielding devotion to the state. That should settle once and for all the issue of "what religion is Obama".

Obama's various dalliances with other religions has only been out of political expediency. The years spent at the Jeremiah Wright's alleged Christian church was only because he was told he had to in order to be connected politically in Chicago. (We're told that Obama was so spiritually disconnected during his time at the mis-named Trinity United Church of Christ that the Good Reverend White's racist and anti-American hate-fest came as a total surprise to Obama when it was pointed out during the '08 election)

As with Christianity, I'm quite certain that Obama's friendliness with the Islamic community is equally as cynical. After all, Obama needs all the friends he can get, and any enemy of your enemy is your friend; in this case, the enemies of freedom.

As for Obama's being preoccupied with Ramadan over the economy: It's my opinion the the less time Obama and Congress spends focusing on the economy, the better off we all are.

Anonymous said...

@SJ - I understand what Chuck is saying and agree to a certain extent...BUT...I don't believe that anyone can have all of the Muslim background that Obama has and *not* be a Muslim. I rather suspect that he is a "Muslim" in the way that many people are "Catholic", i.e. it is more of a cultural identification than anything else. Whatever the case may be, Obama is dangerously sympathetic to Islamic causes, or at least is appearing to be so in order to serve his own political ideology.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Anonymous (above)- I agree with you completely as long as we're talking about "Muslim by cultural identification." So just to sort out my own position, I think Obama is too self-worshipping to believe in any higher being or moral system, but he is deeply drawn to (and sympathetic with) Islam, and is no Christian whatsoever.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Readers- I just added an update to today's commentary because details of B. Hussein's Ramadan speech stuck in my craw.

When you read my comments above, please keep in mind that I'm not attacking Muslim Americans or non-radical Islam. I am attacking a tone deaf president who dismisses those who fear radical Islam as ignorant xenophobes.

Dave said...

Going through today's airport security (developed over the past ten years due to Muslim 'efforts') certainly takes a burst of intestinal strength to keep from retching when you think too hard about it and becomes a character-building experience. That's not such a throw-away phrase ...

So, sure Muslims have 'contributed' to American life. Thankfully our history does not include screaming hoards of scimitar-wielding horsemen thundering across our borders bringing the message of Allah's peace to the new 'converts' who survive. However, Muslims do get here through more LIBERAL, more acceptable avenues such as students, university professors, and newly-minted pilots ...

Non-radical Islam? Really? Those who we tag as 'radical' are just following what their scriptures teach. The so-called non-radical are still sympathetic to those who follow their prophet's teachings.

Colby said...

Muslim? Christian? Nope, BO is a card carrying Anomaly, or more accurately, he is an Oxymoron. He is an ass-kissing narcissist. Talk about conflicted! I wonder, when he is alone at night, if he has arguments with himself like Gollum in Lord of the Rings.

I sort of pity poor old Jay Carney. How would YOU like the job of covering for Obama every day?

Thanks for breaking your self-imposed schedule again. The second paragraph almost me ME spew my coffee!

Now let's see.... what to give the kids for supper tonight??? Meow Mix or Kibbles and Bits????

John the Econ said...

Did he just say that? "There isn't any other country that doesn't want to be more like us".

Then why the hell are you trying to makes us more like them???

Colby said...

Crap.... someday I will learn to proofread. "...almost MADE me spew my coffee!"

pryorguy said...

Hobama said...

"So make no mistake, Muslim Americans help to keep us safe."

OMG, this guy is so easy to see through he should be called the invisible man!!!! Such PANDERING to his muslim buddies!!
If he was HALF as smart as all his devoted followers think he is, he WOULD NOT say stupid stuff like that!!!!!
I would also go so far as to say that the muslims that he is pandering to every chance he gets, are much smarter than he is, and see an opportunity here to use the POTUS for their purposes!

Anonymous said...

According to the Koran and Islame's other writhing,
1) All Muslims must hate the Jews
2) All Muslims must hate Christians
3) Sex with animals is OK

1) Obama hates Jews
2) Obama hates Christians
3) Obama sleeps with his wife/Sasquatch

Obama is a practicing Mus-lame

Anonymous said...

[Thanks, Hope...I read this gem on the net. Eva]


America's founders spoke highly of the Bible, even without teleprompters. But Barack Hussein Obama, even with teleprompters, studiously avoids the following Bible verses and the other related information:

Proverbs 19:10 (NIV): "It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury - how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!"
Also Proverbs 30:22 (NIV) which says that the earth cannot bear up under "a servant who becomes king."
And Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 (KJV) advises: "let thy words be few...a fool's voice is known by multitude of words."
Although Obama is not descended from slaves, he may feel that he's destined to become a black-slavery avenger.
Or maybe an enslaver of all free citizens!
For some stunning info on Pres. Obama and his fellow subversives, Google "Imam Bloomberg's Sharia Mosque," "Michelle Obama's Allah-day," "Obama Supports Public Depravity," "David Letterman's Hate Etc.," "Un-Americans Fight Franklin Graham" and also "Sandra Bernhard, Larry David, Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher, Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman." Also Google "Prof. F. N. Lee's ISLAM IN THE BIBLE [PDF]."
PS - Since Christians are commanded to ask God to send severe judgment on persons who commit and support the worst forms of evil (see I Cor. 5 and note "taken away"), Christians everywhere should constantly pray that the Lord will soon "take away" or at least overthrow all US leaders who continue to sear their conscience and arrogantly trample the God-given rights of the majority including the rights of the unborn. Do we need a second American Revolution?
PPS - For a rare look at the 181-year-old endtime belief which has long neutralized millions of American patriots by promising them an "imminent rapture" off earth - which has diverted them away from being prepared to stand against all enemies, domestic as well as foreign - Google "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty," "Pretrib Rapture Diehards," "Edward Irving is Unnerving," "Pretrib Rapture Secrecy," and "Pretrib Rapture - Hidden Facts" - all by the author of the bestselling nonfiction book "The Rapture Plot" (the most accurate and highly endorsed documentation on the pretrib rapture's long-covered-up-but-now-revealed beginnings in Britain in 1830 - see Armageddon Books). Also Google "Stamping Out Harold Camping."