We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Ol' Barry is a pill ain't he? Don't jump to any conclusions, my arse. I hate to admit that I am beginning to believe that he may be culpable and may have some un-American leanings. Please restrain me. Yes, I believe it was climate change.
We believe that President Obama has brilliantly linked the incident in California to workplace induced climate change and the understandable consequence of compelling Muslins to attend a Christmas party, in violation of all First Amendment rules.
Remember, please, that there are dozens of Musselmen across the country who have not committed acts of workplace violence.
Poor CNN is still trying to figure out what happened; they are just baffled by the whole thing (as of story posted 21 minutes ago, according to Google):
"Many factors make San Bernardino rare among mass shootings
(CNN)Perhaps no two mass shootings are identical. Each horrific massacre involves a litany of variables -- casualty tolls, the firearms used, the shooter's mental state, the venue for the slayings, et al -- but early details from this week's San Bernardino rampage indicate this was more aberrant than most.
For one, it involved multiple shooters, and one of them, Tashfeen Malik, 27, was a woman, both of which are highly anomalous.
That the other shooter, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, was not only romantically involved with but was the husband of Malik, with whom he had a 6-month-old daughter, presents another example of how this mass shooting was far from typical, if any mass shooting can be deemed typical."
Having an husband and wife on the team and especially with a small child is indeed different from the usual pattern, but I suspect that there are a lot more similarities to other Islamic killings that overshadow the differences.
The one consistent feature of all of them starting in the 700s, is their war with infidels in general and Westerners and Western values in particular. I don't think that knowing the minor differences in this case gets us any closer to dealing with the problem of Islamist violence and is really a distraction.
Of course all Muslims won't commit terrorist acts. But some will and many others will support them and provide money and other forms of aid to facilitate them. This will happen again and again sporadically and randomly forever. What drives them is their religion and their Quran. Little children even children not born yet can be raised in this country and become law abiding adults and then suddenly without warning choose jihad. It will happen again and again and it won't be Christians, Mormons, atheists or the Amish it will be Muslims. They won't assimilate, oh, some will, others will seem to and some will not, but any Muslim could potentially decide one day to commit jihad because the Quran commands it. When it happens there will be 5, 10, 20 or more moderate Muslims who will have knowingly helped them by providing money, training, weapons, cars, etc.
Our choice is to either accept that the price of bringing millions of Muslims into Western countries is that every so often one or two or a dozen or so of them will spontaneously 5, 10, 20 or 100 of us. And that they will continue to do this forever without rhyme or reason and we cannot stop it no matter how many of our rights we sacrifice to the cause. OR, we can deport them, back to Islamic countries. Of course simply sending them all back home may not stop them from committing jihad against the West. BUT it will put them all in one place so that when we finally decide that the only long term solution is to bomb them back into the 7th century the task will be easier.
So how to screen? How to find these actual moderate Muslims? You know, the people who don't want to kill us all.
Proposal: block all families with 'veiled' women from entering the United States.
The veil is an expression of contempt for other women who are not veiled. How do I know this? Well, I used to live in a Muslim country, and half of my extended family is Palestinian (none of them are veiled because they are not filled with hatred for other people).
Wearing the veil is a clear rejection of Western values of openness, honesty, transparency, and accountability. People engaging in this practice should not be allowed to immigrate because they don't want to be here. Not really.