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.
Great weekend of boating and fishing on Block Island Sound. No Muslim killers out there on the water. Why can't Muslims find simple ways to enjoy life too? Or is raping and killing their idea of fun? They should try fishing. Or even bowling.
ACLU Blames—Wait for It—'Conservative Christians' for Orlando
Several American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) attorneys took to Twitter to blame the “Christian Right” for Sunday’s deadly terrorist attack at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., which left 50 dead and 53 injured.
Chase Strangio, a staff attorney with the ACLU’s LGBT and AIDS Project, claimed the social and political environment cultivated by Christian conservatives in recent months was to blame for the shooting at Pulse, a nightclub popular with Orlando’s LGBT community.
Strangio also called for solidarity between American Muslims and LGBT communities, arguing both are maligned and oppressed by the religious right.
I am disgusted that ANYONE was murdered. I hope that nobody ever is again. But this one was easy to see coming.
We were talking about current events in one of my college government classes this spring when a student asked "where will the next terror attack be?" I shrugged and said that if knew that I would tip the feds so we could stop it. But I said to think about who Muslim extremists hate most: those who they feel aren't living up to the Koran's guidelines, and thus are eroding the status quo in the Muslim world. At the top of that list has to be homosexuals and feminists and anyone else pushing what radical Muslims see as too sexualized a lifestyle. I said that I would be surprised if the next attack wasn't aimed at Hollywood. Despite Hollywood pushing those agendas daily, the students didn't see my logic at all. Now granted, I got the wrong coast. But a gay bar is the kind of place that has to really enrage an Isis scumbag. I hope it doesn't happen again, but this kind of thing makes way to much sense to the Isis crowd for them to ignore the possibility of another attack like this.
I only wish the government viewed Islamic radicals like say the Aryan Nation churches that they infiltrated. Those skinheads were a minor threat to us as a whole. Islam is literally using mosques as weapons depots and recruitment centers for jihad.
I am even ok with the idea for surveillance of your local Methodist gatherings. Agents must stay awake and bring something to the pot luck dinners. Then maybe they will be able to discern the difference between malignant and benign groups? Not saying all Mosques are radicalized. I am saying we should know which ones are.
The shooter was 29 years old, born in the USA. That would be in 1987, which means his parents moved here in the early-mid Eighties.
Were his parents involved with the CIA and Osama Bin Laden, fighting against the Russians in Afghanistan?
Who was the American official at our consulate in Kabul, or perhaps Karachi or Islamabad, who vetted his parents, and invited them to resettle in the USA? What was that quid pro quo in exchange for? His parents were no ordinary sheepherding peasants from a war torn country, yearning to breathe free in the land of true freedom; his father is currently vying to be the next president of Afghanistan, campaigning from the US, hobnobbing with American politicos.
Who was that consular official?
What was the quid pro quod?
There is an important distinction here. Omar Mateen was born in America, is an American citizen but in his mind and soul he is not American. He was an anti-American muslim first and that was more important than anything else in his life. The problem is that this is exactly what Islam teaches. While, obviously, not every muslim becomes a terrorist, most terrorists are muslim and this is not accidental or some fleeting statistical anomaly. It will be true in 20 years and most likely true in 100 years. We (and Europe) are committing suicide by bringing muslims to our homeland. They cannot easily assimilate to the Western culture. I am sure that when more is known about this latest terrorist we will discover many "moderate" muslims knew of his radical nature and even aided him in various ways. We will also no doubt discover that some imam at his mosque encouraged radicalism. Trump is right on this issue. Stop immigration and send them home.