Thursday, December 23, 2004

December 23, 2004 - Peace on Earth? Screw that!

Merry Christmas Thinkers!

Peace - the annual quest during Christmas time.

I have been wishing everyone I run into a Merry Christmas, or when apropos, Happy Hanukkah. So far, no one has sued or accosted me, but there are still a few shopping days left this season. I'll keep you updated. I am patiently waiting for my Christmas present from CBS. Or in CBS's case - let's call it a 'Winter Solstice' present. We wouldn't want to offend anyone, now would we? Specifically, I am waiting (with bells on) for the report on the 60 Minutes "memogate". It was supposed to be released after November 2nd, so as not to "interfere" with the election. How thoughtful. I suspect that CBS has the deflectingly terse press release ready to go and they are waiting for a major catastrophic news event to bury it under. Since Dan bin Rather likely considers Inauguration Day 2005 to be a disaster of Biblical proportions, expect the memogate report to surface then, unless terrorists strike the US beforehand.

Speaking of bin Rather, rumor is afoot that Al-Qatie Couric may be replacing him as news anchor. Would that be swell? How better to show their diversity than to replace their male, aging, socialist, bleeding-heart, blame-America-first, liberal teleprompt reader with a female, aging, socialist, bleeding-heart, blame-America-first, liberal teleprompt reader.

Included in the vast pool of news that CBS will probably ignore are some holiday wishes from radical Islam to our brave friends, the Spaniards. It seems Spain's measured retreat is not quite what the Islamofascists were hoping for. Three members of the religion of peace and love were "part of a radical Islamic cell looking to buy explosives in a central European country for a terrorist attack in Spain."

They must have been looking for a pattern of full scale appeasement and retreat the likes of which only the French seem to courageously muster. I say this because two French journalists kidnapped in Iraq four months ago have recently been released. And just in case total capitulation just isn't enough, there's always protection money for the schoolyard bully. While Chirac has not admitted to paying off these terrorist kidnappers, those savage unbiased news hounds at Reuters are on this like Paris Hilton on a bone:

"[French Defense Minister (can you say L'Oxymoron?)] Alliot-Marie said the captors had never asked for a ransom. Asked on television if Paris would say if it had paid them off, she nodded and said: "Why would we hide it? Who'd see anything wrong with that?"

Huh? Nevermind - it's the French.

After the release of the hostages, the French terror alert code has been lowered from "Surrender" to "Appease". Good thing they care more for their 'journalists' than they do for grandma - but the French never had to miss a vacation for these reporters.

But hey, it's Christmas. You know - peace on earth, good will towards men. Surely there must be signs of hope in this country that our differences can be put behind us - right? Not if you are in Irving, Texas, where a Muslim group held a tribute to a "great visionary." No this was not a tribute for Mohammed, it was a tribute for Ayatollah Khomeini. You know, the "visionary" who said:

"Those who study Islamic Holy War will understand why Islam wants to conquer the whole world."

...And who wooed the crowds of the faithful with:

"Why do you only read the Quranic verses of mercy and do not read the verses of killing?"

...And who won over the most sentimental, big hearted of Muslims with:

"Qu'ran says: Kill, imprison! Why are you only clinging to the part that talks about mercy? Mercy is against God."

So how can one guarantee peace in this environment? Simple! You surrender.

All things considered, France was very peaceful from its fall in 1940 until about June 6, 1944. Eastern Europe was quite placid behind the Iron Curtain, at least that's what their news reports said... And I am certain that the United Islamic States of America would be a swell place, void of terrorist attacks and war. Under Allah's warm glow us men could all gather for Sunday football games, drink Samuel Abdula's Boston Lager (non-alcoholic) and watch as women accused of adultery were summarily executed during halftime. Pass the fries please.

Sad as it may seem to the Left, our capitalist economy and society built on Judeo-Christian beliefs did not become the worlds only superpower by turning the other cheek, but by kicking butt-cheek when we had to.

Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai said the following at his recent inauguration:

"Today whatever we have achieved -- the peace ... the reconstruction ... the fact that Afghanistan is again a respected member of the international community -- is because of the help that the United States of America gave us. Without that help, Afghanistan would be in the hands of terrorists, destroyed, poverty stricken and without its children going to school or getting an education."

America didn't do this with placation. America did this by killing bad guys - period. Karzai knows this. Most of us know it. Dan bin Rather doesn't.

So when someone wishes you peace this holiday season, remember this tuff-ism:

Peace is good, but freedom is better.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all the Thinkers!

And for those of you serving our country domestically or abroad who may find this in your inbox, Thank You!



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