Thursday, August 31, 2006

Two Protests For The Price Of One!

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A "Death To Israel" protest and a "Bush Is Terrible" protest. Here at Shining City Atop a Hill we double your pleasure... double your fun.

Pictures from the Salt Lake City Protests can be found here.

Where Are All The Student War Protests?

A fascinating article comparing the college culture from the 60s to that of today.

One great comment following the article:

Perhaps partly in jest, but here is my theory:

The 60's saw the Sexual Revolution, and from all the anecdotes told in movies and television shows about the period is that the guys followed the women for one reason: try to get laid. And all the cute girls were marching in the rallies, so the guys naturally showed up to show they cared about the cause.

Fast forward to today. Go to a Code Pink rally or another anti-war rally attended by females, and the attractiveness is just not there. Guys are not interested in trying to pick up chicks who do not shave their legs or underarms, so they stay away. And as a result, the crowds are dwindling.

"A Nation With Child-Martyrs Will Be Victorious"

This article describes how Hizbullah is recruiting boys as young as 10 to participate in Children's Militias.

In Radical Islamic countries they like them young!!

Anti-Suicide Bombing PSA

Check out the commecial that is airing in Iraq now.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Muslims And Misyar Marriages

Misyar Marriages are on the rise in the Islamic world.

In such marriages, the woman relinquishes some of the rights that Islam grants her, such as the right to a home and to financial support from her husband, and, if he has other wives, the right to an equal part of his time and attention.Demand is high for misyar marriages on online matchmaking sites, as well as through services using text messages and email.

Here are some personal ads for Misyar Marriages (with my comments):

"Young man, 26, from the UAE, seeks misyar marriage to a divorcee, widow, or single woman. Age not an issue."

So happy that age isn't an issue for this young buck!

"Young man, 21, excellent monthly income, seeks misyar marriage as soon as possible to single girl up to age 21 and up to 70 kg, living in Jeddah."

I like this guy... get specific about the size of your secret wife! Easier to a hide a smaller woman.

"Egyptian doctor, 45, seeks pretty, white Saudi woman from Jeddah, age 28-40, for misyar marriage. I will visit her twice a week."

Don't dare push for 3 times a week!

"Egyptian accountant, 30, seeks misyar marriage with Saudi woman. Age, appearance, whether she has children, and whether she is a widow, single, or divorced unimportant. What is important is her ability to satisfy the needs of a man who desires things permitted by religion (halal)."

This fella seems a little desperate.

"Young, highly educated man, 29, energetic and with a winning personality, seeks single woman or widow aged 18-50 living in Syria, for misyar marriage."

Wait, how much of a "winner" can this guy (age 29) if he will accept a 50 year old?

"Saudi clerk, 38, from a well-known family, seeks pretty, white, delicate businesswoman or clerk for misyar marriage. With Allah's help, if things work out, the marriage will be official."

Likes the professional types eh?

"Young religious man, 29, working in the UAE, seeks misyar marriage with pretty, religious girl from a well-known tribe, age 14-19. I will pay her 1000 dirhams a month."

This guy either wants a sex slave or wants to start an elementary school.

Scientists Are Trying To Stop Fetal Sharks From Eating Each Other In The Womb

Unborn sharks eating other unborn sharks??? This is the coolest story I have ever read!

Some cynics out there might say law school is similar.

Abnormal Sex Ratios In Human Populations Present Future Problems

I have been saying this for a while now. When you encourage abortion, parents will choose males over females. In the end you get a lot of males without any females to calm them down. Without the "company" of females, males will go crazy (sometimes males will go crazy with TOO much company from females but that is besides the point).

A country like China, with all of its extra men sitting around extremely bored, is a threat to its neighbors. The "glories of war" is a great way to motivate a young man.

And India has the same problem. It isn't hard to see that a war between these two rivals is on the horizon.

Lebanon Will Never Make Peace With Israel

Despite Israel's many attempts, Lebanon has made it known that it will not accept any peace deal with Israel.

So let me get this straight. Israel is trying very hard to make peace with its neighbors in order to try to create stability in the region. Muslim countries are refusing peace.

So who is to blame here? Hmm?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Ahmadinejad Challenges President Bush To TV Debate

Wow, our Wacky Buddy From the Middle East has had a lot to say recently!

I don't know how well a debate between President Bush and Ahmadinejad would go. I am sure the debate would consist of a lot of "Bring it on"s and "The evil Zionist State"s.

Though it certainly would be very entertaining.

Ahmadinejad Says Holocaust "Made Up To Embarrass Germany"

Our wacky buddy in the Middle East, Ahmadinejad the mighty leader of Iran, has some more delightful things to say!

Now, Ahmadinejad can say whatever he wants and gets away with it. If a Westerner said these things they would hang him in the streets. Hell, look at what happened with Mel Gibson (and rightfully so I might add). Yet, for some reason, we give dictators a free pass.

I guess it is all about "respecting their culture." I am not very respectful. I should try to improve on that. Mike Wallace could be my guide for tolerance and respect for this great Iranian leader.

Topless Kissing Booth Raises Money To Fight Cancer

I didn't know that kissing booths were still around. I wouuld think too many people would be concerned with disease etc.

But a topless kissing booth? Now, that's the ticket!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Judge Detains Five For Ringing Cell Phones

I think this Judge rules.

People are always talking on the cell phone on the metro. I figure you should only be allowed to talk on your phone while riding the train if you are the President of the United States... AND it is a matter of national security.

It is a pain in the ass to readon the train while Suzy Q is chatting to her sorority sister about how great the party was last night.

Katrina Rescuer Sued By Boat Owner

So this one dude pulls a James Bond, by hopping into a boat, hotwiring it and then going around rescuing people in trouble from Katrina. His reward for his kickass moves? A lawsuit from the boat's owner.

I thought that this comment on the story was interesting:

Things may be different in nawlins, but I vaguely remember from torts class that a cause of action for trespass to chattel will not lie when it occurs as a result of an emergency. I could be remembering that incorrectly, of course...and since LA is a civil code state, it might not apply anyway.

Does Pluto Have A Cause Of Action?

Pluto recently has been downgraded from a planet. I have been very sad about this because Pluto has always been my favorite. I feel Pluto has been severely wronged.... but can the tiny planet sue? This post suggests Pluto could file suit under the following theories:

1.) Pluto’s claim sounds in equity: quantum meruit. If Pluto no longer is part of the celestial contract, and apparently never really was, it at least has a beef for services rendered all these years.

2.)Eminent domain: “Cosmic taking” damages under the Fifth Amendment is another theory since Pluto got bulldozed out of a long-standing scientific model.

3.)Fraud, misrepresentation, or at least a detrimental reliance theory under the Restatement of Ks (2nd).

4.) Even Justice Scalia might give standing to an aggrieved planet. We wait for Pluto’s phone call.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Centanni, Wiig convert to Islam

This is Disgusting.

Armor Of God PJs

I came across a very interesting website.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Catholic Convert Threatened By Radical Muslims

What a clear difference in civilizations! Previously today I had posted a story about how some American women were converting to Islam.

Now, I have an interesting story about a Malaysian woman who wants to convert from Islam to Catholicism.

Do you think that is an easy change for her? Do you think that the society that she lives in accepts her choice?

Folks, you know the story by now. The Radical Muslims do not tolerate disagreement and certainly do not like it when a woman dares to choose another way of thinking.

Accepting of women indeed.

American Women Embrace Islam

I am very sad to admit this but this story disgusts me.

"A Growing Number Of Women Find a Safe Haven By Embracing An Ancient Faith"?? A Safe haven really? Because we all know how women are respected in Muslim culture.

Now, people can convert if they want to certainly. But I think that American converts to Islam have a special duty to report any abuses by Radical Muslims in that faith.

I doubt that will happen. It is difficult to convert and then start criticizing right away.


Evidence That Democrats Will Take Over The House

I have been saying this for a while--The Republicans are going to lose in November. But what part of Congress will they lose?

Deep down inside I hoped that the voters would punish the Republicans in the Senate. These "conservatives" have voted to open up our country to invaders from the South and should be held accountable.

But it is difficult to lose control of the Senate. It is much easier for the Republicans to lose control of the House... as this new report shows will happen.

Even God Hates NASA

I have been saying for a while that NASA is a terrible government program. NASA is a huge waste of money that could be better spent elsewhere.

Okay, so you folks might not have listened to me. But how about listening to Almighty God?

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Islamic Courts Consolidate Power In Somalia

Whether it is in the Middle East, Asia, or now Africa the Radical Muslims are on the move.

What is painful about the situation in Somalia is that the country was a failed U.S. military mission. Do you remember when the people there dragged the bodies of our fallen military men through the streets?

It would be tragic if those ultimate sacrifices didn't amount to much.

"Bomb" Was Sex Gadget

Check out this story out of Chicago. Wow, that is a pretty difficult situation to be in I would IMAGINE (sorry, no personal experience).

But anyone who says the word "bomb" anywhere near a security check point should be kicked in the face. Come on buddy, what did you think was going to happen.

Hat Tip to Kate over at An Ol' Broad's Ramblings

Advice For 2Ls

I have been seeing a lot of advice for incoming law school students on various blogs. But nothing for us poor 2Ls.... until now.

Hat Tip to The Mighty Instapundit

U.S. Support For Israel Condemned...

by a Kuwaiti company no less!

Check out the story here.

How To Kill A Westerner

Here are some instructions, found on a Radical Islamic website,on how to kill a "crusader" on the Arabian Peninsula.

The author is very detailed describing the steps needed to discover where a Westerner works, the methods to follow the Westerner, and the proper way to commit the murder.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Professor Says Liberals Are Dying Out

This study shows that there is a "political fertility gap." Conservatives are having more kids than liberals!

Could it be that there are more attractive conservatives out there? Hmm....

Stem Cells Created Without Harming Embryos

This shocking new research seems to be going in the right direction.

Respecting Life AND finding important medical cures.

Are Bush's Critics Right?

Check out this fascinating article over at which discusses what would happen in the Middle East if Bush changed course.

I thought the following comment concerning the article was great. What if Bush did the following instead of invading Iraq?

juror2 writes: Wednesday, August, 23, 2006 12:58 PM

Bush2 responds to 911 as Bush1 would and concentrates on Afghanistan disregarding the neocons push for war with Iraq, captures or kills Bin Laden, decimates the Taliban and with the cooperaation of our allies riding high after 911, terror cells are being exposed throughout the world. Afghanistan is on it's way to beoming a stable democracy. Iraq is kept in check by policies instituted by Bush1 and Iran's goverment has 2nd thoughts on challeging the US and still has Sadaam to worry about next door. Since the US has not revealed it's ineptness at handling a conflict (Iraq) the "axis of evil" reconsiders it's options and decides to take the diplomatic route. US World opinion is high. Iran reins in Hezbollah for fear of being viewed as promoting war with Israel.

Muslim Countries Have Lower Rates Of Adultery

Book 017, Number 4207:
Imran b. Husain reported that a woman from Juhaina came to Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) and she had become pregnant because of adultery. She said: Allah's Apostle, I have done something for which (prescribed punishment) must be imposed upon me, so impose that. Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) called her master and said: Treat her well, and when she delivers bring her to me. He did accordingly. Then Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) pronounced judgment about her and her clothes were tied around her and then he commanded and she was stoned to death. He then prayed over her (dead body). Thereupon Umar said to him: Allah's Apostle, you offer prayer for her, whereas she had committed adultery! Thereupon he said: She has made such a repentance that if it were to be divided among seventy men of Medina, it would be enough. Have you found any repentance better than this that she sacr ficed her life for Allah, the Majestic?

A Hot Lawyer's TV Ad

Are you sick of the lousy lawyer commercials on TV? I sure am! So I was overjoyed to read about this hot new lawyer on the West Coast.

Iran's Nuclear Birth

Perhaps we invaded the wrong country when we attacked Iraq. According to this article Iran is expected to announce that it has nuclear weapons at the end of the month.

We shall see if that is true. It could be a "clever" delaying tactic.

If the article ends up being correct Israel better watch out!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Is Bush Too Informal?

Now, I know differ with a lot of conservatives out there when I say that President Bush is MUCH TOO informal. A lot of you like that folksy way President Bush has of talking. You enjoy Bush's slang and his nicknames for everyone he meets.

I on the other hand think that the office President Bush holds is much too important to be treated in such an informal way.

I am not saying that President Clinton was any better mind you! He took being in the Oval office and being informal to a whole other level!

I wish President Bush had the stage quality of President Reagan. Sigh, but I don't think that is happening anytime soon.

Check out this story and analysis of President Bush's style.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Some More From The "Religion Of Peace"

Yes, these stories are not too hard to find. Check out who is going to be speaking at an Islamic Conference in Europe this week.

The Muslim speaker says that he is ready to blow himself up for the Palestinian cause.

Aren't these Radical people trying to tell us something? Yet, we pretend these Radicals don't mean what they say.

Is George Allen A Libertarian?

I just love reading about the different people thinking about running for president in 2008. George Allen of Virginia has caught my eye for many reasons. First, he is from the great Commonwealth of Virginia. Second, Mr. Allen claims that Ronald Reagan is his hero.

But is Reagan REALLY his hero? Lately George Allen has been claiming that he is a libertarian. That is just great... but does his record stand up to that label?

Check out a great post here on the subject.

A Website Against Borders?

Get this. I was minding my own business checking different blogs this afternoon and suddenly BAM this website hits me. is the name of the site and it advocates the elimination of all national borders around the world.

Yeah, I was blown away.

Sigh, I guess I am the only one who believes borders make nations, and thus people, stronger.

Another Lawyer In Trouble

Look, lawyers always seem to get into a lot of trouble. I guess that's what practicing law is all about.

But if you are a human rights advocate in China... watch out! The Chinese government doesn't joke around.

Stories like that puts law school reading in a whole new light.

This Poor Guy Incorrectly Bluebooked

Perhaps We Should Invade The Sun?

Oh, it is sometimes pretty painful out there. I hope that the fall comes very quickly. The cold weather and college football is a great combination!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Buchanan Declares Threat To West

I know some folks dislike Buchanan but I don't give a damn. The man is right on target when it comes to the discussion concerning illegal immigration.

I gotta snap up his new book "Emergency." I suggest that all of you folks do the same.

Time is running out. The West must be defended.

Election Projections 2006

Now, I know you folks want me to look into my crystal ball and predict the upcoming elections. All I can say right now is that the Republicans are going to lose the House. There you go, that's my prediction.

But if you want more information... if my little tidbit of knowledge didn't satisfy your desires... check out this great Election Site.

Iran Hangs Man Accused Of Drug Smuggling

And did it in public! Check out the disgusting story here.

Snakes On A Plane And Terrorists

Stolen from The Indisputable Truth.

By the way, Snakes On A Plane is just a stellar flick. The movie really lived up to all of the buzz.

And who doesn't like Sam L. Jackson?

(Yeah, I called him "Sam." Go jump in a lake)

$4.7 Billion Wasted In Hopeless Attempt To Stop Cocaine

I think that the "War on Drugs" is one of the most silly things the government can waste our money on. It is not effective and in the end actually increases violence in our city streets.

Now, I know I have a lot of people that disagree with my opinion on illegal drugs. That is certainly fine. But how do you argue with such failure as displayed in this article?

The problem comes down to simple economics. Cocaine makers will be willing to risk everything in order to gain a thousand percent profit. It is very hard to control that economic fact.

Chavez: Venezuela Holding 4 U.S. Spies

Hugo Chavez is one crazy man indeed. According to this story Chavez claims that he has captured a bunch of Americans spying in his country. So let me get this straight:

First, Chavez is awarded medals by Iran.

Next, he visits Fidel Castro on what we all hope is the Cuban leader's death bed.

And now Hugo is complaining about "spies" in his country.

What a wackjob.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

One Insane Lawyer's TV Commercial

You gotta check out the clip here to believe it.

I am sure the clients are just rolling in for this man.

Iran Plans Stoning For Adultery Crime

It is important to realize who we are dealing with in the Middle East. So while stories like this one are very disturbing, they must be read.

Now, I am against the death penalty in general. But this stoning an especially brutal way to die.

Oh, yes. Iran is very progressive indeed. The country even has the rock selection for the stoning down to a science:

Article 104 of the Iranian Penal Code states that the stones used for
execution should "not be large enough to kill the person by one or two strikes, nor should they be so small that they could not be defined as stones."

Thinking About 2008?

Yes, of course you folks are interested in who will run for president in 2008. And yes, it is still a long ways away and many things might change... but politics is that addicting!

I thought it might be fun if I started to profile some of the less common names tossed about for president. So hold tight America and start learning about your potential future leaders!

Today we look at Mike Huckabee. Who is Mike Huckabee? Well, he is the Republican governor down in that great southern state of Arkansas.

The man lost 110 pounds while governor (I guess he really enjoyed those southern grits). Huckabee even wrote a book about weight loss tips! In addition Huckabee plays guitar in a band.

Huckabee is pretty conservative on social matters for instance supporting the teaching of "intelligent design" in Arkansas' public schools.

Fiscally, Huckabee calls himself a "Paradoxical" Republican. He wishes to cut taxes and reduce government but his strong religious faith refuses to allow him to cut services for the most needy. (To me this smells like code that Huckabee might like the big government of the Bush administration).

To learn more about Huckabee visit these sites:

Huckabee's Unofficial Blog
Huckabee's Official Site

Republicans Support Big Government

I have been telling you folks for a while-the Republicans of today are nothing like the Reagan Republicans of years past. Oh, the GOP uses the same slogans as it did in the past. But when it comes down to it there are very few true conservatives in Congress. Here is an excellent post describing the huge increases in government spending.

These Republican "conservatives" don't mind expanding government. In fact they seem to enjoy it as much as the Liberals in this country do.

The only solution? Vote the Republicans out of office! Checks and balances are the only things that will stop this Republican machine.

Vandals Hit NY Mosque

Anytime a religious building is attacked, regardless of what religion it might be, a horrible crime has occured. This time the windows of a mosque were broken.

Yankees Rule

Ha, I love it that my Yanks beat the Red Sox in two games yesterday. The Yankees continue to build their lead in the Eastern Division over those folks from Boston.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Rolling Stones Having Trouble Selling Out Concerts

Ha, ha, ha. I hope this news makes the Rolling Stones think about giving it up.

Come now. They are ancient.

Dolphins Are Stupid

I don't know if I can believe this article that says that dolphins are not as smart as previously thought.

What about Flipper? One episode Flipper killed two sharks, read a book, wrote poetry, and took Bud's girlfriend out on a date.

Here Flipper Is Teaching Local Boys Spanish

Dolphins rule.

Former Pakistan Intelligence Chief Agrees With Mel Gibson

I was waiting for this for a while now. The question I had--When will some Radical Muslim quote Mr. Mel Gibson's recent rant against Jews?

Congrats former Pakistan Intelligence Chief Hamid Gul! You are the first Radical Muslim to cite Mel Gibson in a speech!

Hamid Gul, your prize is 72 hot virgins or perhaps 72 tasty grapes! A winner is you!

Check out Hamid Gul referencing Mad Mel here.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Flogging Molly - Raise What's Left of The Of The Flag

I will be away from the computer for a couple of days. I thought that you folks might enjoy listening to one of my favorite bands Flogging Molly. Very Irish. Very Rock. Excellent voices. Enjoy!

Indian Premier Calls For End To Killing Of Unborn Girls

Surprise, Surprise! More unborn girl babies are being eliminated through abortion than boy babies in India!

For a while I have been saying that if abortion is allowed it will result in a lot more females being destroyed than males. The bottom line is simple-a female needs an expensive dowry and is worth less in society. So why should a family want to raise a baby girl? Where is the incentive?

I don't see how feminists can support abortion with situations like this happening around the world.

The Catholic Church Must Fight Against Islamic Fascism

The Catholic Church Can Not Repeat
The Mistake Of Supporting Fascism As It Did In The Past

As many of you folks might know I am a devout Roman Catholic. The Catholic Church is a very important part of my life. I think that the Church has done a lot of good for mankind through its charity work and schools. I am very proud to be a Catholic.

However, and it pains me to say this, the Catholic Church is failing in its duty to condemn Islamic Fascism.
Oh yes, the Church was great at fighting against Communism but for some reason it is pretty light on Fascism. The Church should criticize Muslims that practice violence and terror on their neighbors. Sadly it has been slow in doing just that.

In fact, the Church as a whole has a very poor record so far on the War on Terror. Check out what Church officials said after Saddam was captured. And the Catholic Church was a little too close to Arafat for my liking as this document reveals.

Now, I know that the Church wants to side with the little guy, the weak side in the situation. I imagine that's why the Pope had so much love for Arafat. But the Church also has a pretty weak record on fascism in the past century. There is some definite room for improvement.

On this War on Terrorism the Catholic Church must stand up for what is right. It must condemn those that practice violence to spread Islam.

Let's not make the same mistakes of the past.
Also Posted at Basil's Blog

CAIR On The O'Reilly Factor

Sometimes I am not a big fan of O'Reilly, but he really hits the nail on the head in this interview with a CAIR rep (Council on American-Islamic Relations).

The topic? Is "Islamic Fascist" a correct term to use?

Of course it is okay to use that term. I think it is important that we label what type of society these terrorists want to achieve.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

What President Are You?

You Are Most Like Ronald Reagan

People tend to think you're a god - or that you almost ruined the country.
But even if people do disagree with you, they still fall victim to your charms!

Political Ad Puts Hillary Clinton Together With bin Laden

Check out the story from RawStory.

I don't like TV advertisements like this one. They are way too negative for my taste.

And pairing Hillary Clinton (a woman who voted FOR the Iraq war mind you!) with bin Laden is a disgusting tactic.

I don't even know if the advertisement is correct. The commecial claims that it was NSA wiretaps that helped discover the recent terror plot. I thought it was mostly Great Britain's doing.

British Muslims Criticize Profiling

You can check out the Al Jazeera story here.

"Waa! Waa!" go the British Muslims! Stop profiling us!

I would have more faith in the Muslim community if I saw more a more active response AGAINST Radical Islam. The moderate Muslims should be helping to turn in the Radical Muslims.

But of course that doesn't happen. When it comes to matters of terrorism Moderate Muslims say very little.

I would think that Moderate Muslims would want to be active in helping to clear the tarnished name of Islam. The first step is to stand up to the Radical Muslims in their communities.

1980s Music Videos

For those of you who know me understand that I love 80s music. But it is always a pain trying to find music videos. Sometimes I can watch them on VH1 but usually all that channel has is some poorly composed documentary.

Anyhow, this link will lead you to hundreds of 80s music videos. Rock on!

By the way, check out this Mr. T music video about Mothers.
Bush Was Right

Wow, this song is for real.

Bound For Glory: America In Color

I have always enjoyed looking at old photographs. I am a big fan of history and what captures an era's mood better than a photograph? So I was thrilled to find this link describing an exhibition of color phot0graphs from the late 1930s early 1940s.

Check out more amazing pictures here.

Bound for Glory: America in Color is the first major exhibition of the little known color images taken by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information (FSA/OWI). Comprised of seventy digital prints made from color transparencies taken between 1939 and 1943, this exhibition reveals a surprisingly vibrant world that has typically been viewed only through black-and-white images.

Pretty cool huh?

Arab Cartoons Reveal Radical Muslims' Hatred

More Arab cartoons can be located here.

It is important that we understand the political cartoons in the Arab world. They reflect the mood very well of that area.

And the politcal cartoons cut through any bias the Western media might have on the situation.

Pluto Might Be Axed As A Planet

Scientists are currently deciding if Pluto should still be considered a planet. Check out the story here.

Damn, come on! Pluto rules! Don't eliminate Pluto fellas!

Another question... why are we wasting resources on this discussion? In the end who really cares right?

Sigh, I guess it is in the pursuit if "knowledge."

Disproportion? Not When It Comes To Muslims

When Israel defends its homeland it is called "disproportionate force." When Muslims blow up stuff and riot because of a a few cartoons it is called "fighting back against discrimination."

Isn't something missing here? Isn't something a little odd?

Here is an excellent post on the subject.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Sending Links The Doiop Way

Isn't it a pain in a neck when you try to send a URL to a buddy and it is too damn long?

Pretend you want to send a friend the link to Glenn Reynolds new book, "An Army Of Davids." So you go onto and come up with this link:

Wow, now you look like an idiot.

Now, if you are smart you would go to this site called Doiop. Just type in the URL you want to send to your buddy and Doiop will give you a nice little link. And then you could send out this link:

Wow, that is a lot shorter and a heck of a lot more descriptive. It will take you to the same place.

Snazzy eh?

'One Small Step For Man,' 700-Box Tape Loss For NASA

Ha, NASA screws up again. Come now, NASA this was a big moment in your history. Let's keep these important records under lock and key.

Typical government crap.

How To Tell The Sex Of A Fly

A woman walked into the kitchen to find her husband stalking around with a fly swatter.
"What are you doing?" She asked.
"Hunting Flies" He responded.
"Oh. Killing any?" She asked.
"Yep, 3 males, 2 Females," he replied.
Intrigued, she asked. "How can you tell them apart?"
He responded, "3 were on a beer can, 2 were on the phone."

Downsize D.C.

Now, I love the city of Washington, D.C.! I think it is just beautiful and its trains run pretty well.

But I am not a big fan of the federal government. Neither is this website. There are fascinating posts and updates concerning the sneaky happenings of the Federal government.

A List Of Radical Muslim Attacks In The Past 30 Years

It is a very long list indeed! This conflict with Radical Muslims have been going on for a long time.

Hat Tip To Shadowscope.

My Lovely Town Of Athens, Georgia

Okay, I spent four years of my life attending the wonderful University of Georgia. UGA is located in Athens... the most perfect college town out there. Our claim to fame is being the birthplace of the band R.E.M.

But we are not the most patient people in Athens...especially when we want a burger and fries. Check out this story of an Athens woman who gets a little angry waiting in a drive through at a McDonalds.

Is This Cartoon Anti-Semitic?

Looks like something from Iran doesn't it? Nope, this cartoon was actually published in an American paper.

Check out the raging debate concerning the cartoon here.

The Makings Of Jihad In America?

I have posted a few pictures from the recent Muslim protest in Washington D.C. These pictures can be seen here and here.

This site has an excellent video of Muslim kids shouting pro-war chants at the rally.

Now, remember this was suppose to be an anti-war rally!

The scary thing is that there were thousands of kids at the rally acting in a similar way.

My prediction? These "anti-war" rallies are going to get more and more violent in the future.

By the way, I thought it was sickening the amount of young kids at the rally. In the future, I don't give a damn if it is even a pro-Catholic/pro-life rally. I am NOT going to bring my underage children to a protest and use them like pawns. I wish other people felt the same way.

China Bans American Toons

What, I can't watch the Simpsons or Mickey Mouse in the evening? This is certainly grounds for the start of a revolution.

Man Protests At Home Of Muslim Candidate

Check out the RawStory/CBS News news story here.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

A List Of Israelis Killed Since 2000

Check out the sad list here.

Need Info On The Rapture?

Check out this website! It is really a useful tool in predicting when the world will end.

Either that or just another fascinating time wasting website.

You decide.

More Pictures From Muslim D.C. Protest

This lady was very scary. Women In Black

This global scholar had a sign that said "Israel Is The Face Of Evil"

Iranian President Creates A Blog

I am sure the blog will be full of thoughts concerning puppies and kittens. Check out the story from Drudge here.

"Yes, Western Woman, my blog is the best."
Snakes On A Plane Music Video

The lead song for the "Snakes On A Plane" soundtrack. The movie will be out in a week!

Adam The Muslim Prayer Bear

He teaches as he's cuddled - press him and he recites in English and Arabic.

Bismillah - In the name of Allah
Assalamu 'Alaikum - Peace be upon you
Subhanallah - Glory be to Allah
Alhamdulillah - Praise be to Allah
Lailaha Illallah - There is no god but Allah
Allahu Akbar - God is Great!

You can buy this little guy from the Islamic Society of Britain.

Palestinians See Nasrallah As New Superhero

I guess it is a typical reaction for a group of people that seem to hate Israel so much. But sometimes I wish for something more from the Palestinians.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Double-Entendre Doesn't Stand Up To Scrutiny

A while ago from The Onion:

BALTIMORE—Though the risqué comment provoked giggles from coworkers, a double-entendre made by Natural Land Foods cashier Don Mallard Monday failed to hold up upon examination, linguistics expert Randolph Cox said. "The group was thoroughly pleased when Don told Gary [Pickard], 'I'll bet you'll water her plants while she's away,'" Cox said. "But let's look at the phrase 'while she's away.' If she's not physically present, how could sexual relations occur between Gary and his attractive young female neighbor?" Cox called Mallard's attempt at wordplay "a good try."

Why Aren't We Profiling At Airports?

A fascinating article about the need for profiling can be located here.

Look, here is the deal. If it was a bunch of Irish Catholic guys planning to blow up the planes I would be the first one to say "Damn, they should be profiling guys like me."

An extra pat down, a few more looks in my baggage and I would be on my way.

I would want to be profiled because I would be pissed off that my cultural group was causing so much pain and suffering for everyone else.

This Looks Tasty

Muslims Protest In Washington D.C.

And your humble Internet reporter, AShiningCity, has the pictures! Here is the story about the rally.

There were alot of signs likes these.

This guy had a bunch of stuff going on. His balloons were swell.

Socialism and Terrorist groups: A killer combination.

This winner had a button proudly displaying Ayatollah Khomeini

No, come on! Don't be shy. Tell me how you really feel.

And check out who showed up!

Also posted at Dumb Ox and Basil's Blog.

Turtle Drags Man Out To Sea

Put this under the category of "What the hell?" Stolen from Drudge.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Hillary Clinton Bust

Stolen from the Dumb Ox.

Two words: "Totally Hot"

The Power Of DailyKos

Now, I mention DailyKos a lot on this blog. I usually don't agree with them. Hell, I think most of the members on there are rude and narrow minded.

But I am impressed by the guy who started it and I enjoy reading DailyKos to get another view on world events. Markos really just took charge and created a revolution.

I thought this picture of him on the left was very interesting.

Where AShiningCity Goes To Mass

A little change of pace. Check out these pictures of my church. Yeah, only the best for AShiningCity and his friends.

This Mega Jesus scares the hell out of Radical Muslims

One of the thousands of beautiful mosaics on the wall

Yeah, you suckers are all like, "Damn God must really love AShiningCity." This is true.

Give The GOP $500 Or Terrorists Will Attack You

Did the GOP use the recent terrorist arrests as a fundraising tool? And did they send out the fundraising e-mail the same damn day?

It looks like DailyKos crowd is right on target on this one.

"Republican Ideas"? What a damn joke.

But we already knew that the GOP loves cash don't we? Especially when it is coming from your pocketbook.
GOP To Voters: "Give Cash Or Die!"

Government Releases Detailed 9/11 Hijacking Information

A fascinating article The Raw Story can be located here. Did the U.S. plan to shoot down the hijacked planes? Perhaps.

Muslims Prepare For Huge D.C. Protest This Saturday

I guess Washington will be very busy when the Muslims roll into town tomorrow. It should be interesting to see what type of signs they will have up.

Hopefully none of this crap will happen.

I will report more on this event over the weekend. I promise.

Ahmadinejad Is The Rebirth Of Hitler

Stolen from Stop The ACLU:

CAIR: Stop Using The Term "Islamic Fascist" President Bush!

CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) is at it again! This time the group thinks that such terms as "Islamic Fascist" will give people a negative view on Islam.

From the article:

The use of ill-defined hot button terms such as 'Islamic fascists,' 'militant jihadism,' 'Islamic radicalism,' or 'totalitarian Islamic empire,' harms our nation's image and interests worldwide, particularly in the Islamic world. It feeds the perception that the war on terror is actually a war on Islam. . .

I think that adding these words like "radicalism" and "fascists" and "militant" to the word "Muslim" is a great way to show that what we are dealing here is not with moderate Muslims but Muslims that wish to use violence to spread their message.

No, it is not a war on Islam as a whole. But it is a war on those who practice Islam in such a way that ends up killing their neighbors and abusing their women. And sorry these suckers are not a group of Christians.

By the way I am Irish Catholic. I condemn and despise what the Radical Catholics did in Ireland for many years. These Catholics that said that they were fighting for Ireland's freedom are just as bad as the Radical Muslims.

And yes, members of the IRA should be called "radical" and "militant." Using religion as a basis for violence is not just a problem in Islam.

Ned Lamont Mocks Connecticut Town As A Place "Where The Forces Of Slime Meet The Forces Of Evil"

Ned Lamont must have been a little pissed that Waterbury, Connecticut voted heavily for Joe Lieberman. Check out the Foxnews story here.

"The Forces of Slime Meet The Forces of Evil" That sounds like a great summer flick!

Americans' Feelings On Islam

An old poll but an interesting one.

I found it interesting that only 49% of Americans believe that U.S. Muslims are loyal to the United States.

54 Ways You Can Help Israel

Great website here! I suggest that everyone who is Pro-Israel to check it out for a few minutes.

Why help Israel? I mean hell, I am an Irish Catholic why should Israel be important to me?

Why support Israel? Because Israel is in the difficult position of having to negotiate compromises with people that want to destroy it completely. Because it is a democracy in a sea of dictatorships. Because it is one of America's strongest allies.

Those are all very good reasons.

Anti-Semetic Cartoons From The Arabs

Check out the fascinating article over here.

It is interesting to compare these cartoons with the few that the European drew months ago that triggered such a backlash with the Radical Muslim community.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Sensitivity Training Needed For The FBI?

CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) has a great idea. According to them, one excellent way to fight the War on Terror is to train the FBI in the art of sensitivity.


An Islamophoic Blog?

Oh, come now CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations)! You are now complaining that Little Green Footballs is too harsh with Radical Muslims?

Okay, fine. Look, I hate discrimination. So I will listen. Present your case CAIR.

Like many politically themed blogs, Little Green Footballs doesn't always traffic in subtlety and nuance. Dissenting points of view often are dismissed as "idiotarian" or "LLL" (for "loony liberal left"), and Islam is mockingly referred to as "RoP," meaning "religion of peace."

So the blog called Islam the "Religion of Peace"? Watch out! That discrimination has to sting.

Give me a break.

Hey, CAIR why don't you concentrate on preventing Radical Muslims from getting on planes?

Libertarian Carnival

This is the first Carnival that I have put on. So I am a little new to exactly how to do it. But I did receive a few great articles that I encourage everyone to read.

What exactly is Libertarian economic thought? Well, it is about respecting the will of the individual and thus respecting the will of the free market. But it is much more than that as the following three excellent articles suggest.

First off, an excellent post titled Namaste Economics. Yes, that first word didn't mean much to me until I read the article. It is pretty lengthy but well worth the read.

Next, is the only reason to support a free market economy to get filthy rich? Of course not! Free enterprise is a great way to spread political freedom as this post suggests.

Finally, a topic close to every blogger's heart and pocketbook-Adsense. But does Google now think that it can do whatever it wants... even against market trends? Explore this topic more here.

Nasrallah World Record Cartoon

Great Cartoon I stole from this site.

Was 9/11 A Conspiracy By The U.S. Government?

Well, of course not. But here is even more proof from the great Maddox.

Massive Hole In Russia

These are some amazing pictures. Check them out here.

Racist Lawn Jockeys

I always loved lawn jockeys growing up. My grandparents had one on the front grass and I always thought it was very classy looking. So I thought this website sounded interesting. Check out the site....

Yeah, you can buy one of these suckers from that website. Now, I am not Mr. Sensitive but that is pretty damn racist don't you think?

I guess you could even get something worse for your lawn.

DailyKos Picture Mocks Lieberman

You can locate this picture here.

There is a lot of crap going on in that pic. It was as if the guy who photoshopped it said, "Let's just throw everything in. Screw it."

What's with the lobster claw growing out the the lamb's(?) head?

How Small Is The Planet Earth?

Check out this amazing post.

Yes, I know. Your mind was just blown away. But that's the type of quality stuff you can expect from Shining City Atop a Hill. (We steal from the best blogs around! )

Hezbollah Rockets Kill Boy, Mother In Western Galilee Village

Check out the terrible story here.

This was an Israeli ARAB village! Hezbollah just doesn't give a damn.

Western Internet Firms "Act As Censors" In China

Check out the story from Druge here.

Censorship in China should be something that everyone in the blogosphere should be angry about.

And the fact that our Western companies are such a major part of it is extremely sad.

A DailyKos Comment On The Airlines Terror Plot

From a DailyKos commentator:

We know that Al Qaeda wants the GOP to stay in power (the CIA has thought this at least since the infamous bin Laden tape released just before the 2004 election.)
So there's really no need for BushCo to simply imagine an increased risk. Al Qaeda is happy to increase the risk for them. It's a lot easier than actually pulling off a terror plot. And it probably has even higher long term returns for them.
So the threat is real, but the timing is not accidental.

Interesting perspective isn't it?

30% Of Americans Don't Know What Year The Attacks On The WTC Occurred

What the hell? Check out the story here.

Impeach Bush Freeway Project

Yeah, I was a little confused as well when I read those words. All will be answered here.

British Leader Bashes Blair's Relationship With Bush

Ha, it seems like everyone loves to go on Al-Jazeera! British leader George Galloway was very busy when he was interviewed on Al-Jazeera and had much to say.

Mr. Galloway answers all!
Big George, what is Blair's relationship with President Bush?

"Well, it's the same kind of relationship that Ms. Lewinsky had with
the former U.S. president.

Um... okay? Moving right along, what do you think about the situation in the middle east?

"Two of the Arab world's beautiful daughters, Jerusalem and Baghdad, are in the hands of these foreigners, these occupiers, and nothing can be done by the Arab rulers, because they are in bed, fornicating with the foreigners, who are occupying and using these beautiful Arab daughters as they will."

Damn, you crazy Brit! Seems like you got sex on the mind. But check out this hot pic of Galloway. I bet he has the ladies lining up.

George likeys the Radical Muslim Chicks.

Anything else George?

"We need to intelligently apply the resources that we have, and people can contact me, to my e-mail, through my website, I have many ideas on how we can do this. I just don't have any money."

Any "Westerner" who solicits funds on Al-Jazeera should be forced to shave off his moustache.

Airline Terror Plot Between Britain And U.S. Stopped

Check out the story from CNN here. Michelle Malkin's take on the situation. This is what Homeland Security had to say.

So far the British have arrested 20 suspects with "strong ties" to Al Qaeda. The terrorists' plan was to take blow up the planes over the Atlantic.

I wonder if the missing Egyptian youth have anything to do with this plot? Do you remember them? I wouldn't be shocked if there was some connection.

Well, right now score one for the good guys.

This story is developing. More will be posted here later.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Iranian President Mocks Bush

Check out the CBS story here.

Hat Tip Drudge.

Iranian President Says:

"The time of the bomb is in the past, it's behind us. Today is the era of thoughts, dialogue and cultural exchanges."

"Thoughts, dialogue and cultural exchanges"? What a jackass! Like Iran stands for these things!

Something Different

Okay, enough politics.
Enough talk about crazy Radical Muslims.

Here are some pictures of our dog Bear. Yeah. He is a crowd pleaser. And yes... it says "American Dog." Bear doesn't like Radical Muslims.

Will There Be A Moderate Backlash?

Check out the post of another angry moderate Democrate here.

Now, we can debate whether or not these people are rational until the cows come home. I really don't care. They certainly believe that they are rational to feel hurt after Lieberman losing.

I would be interested to see a "post-Lamont" backlash by some Democrats. Perhaps this will come in the form of fewer people willing to make donations to the DNC. Perhaps it will come in the form of some people getting fed up and staying at home come election time.

Whatever happens, I am sure that there will be some type of counter reaction by the moderates to the progress the Far Left has made in the Democratic party.

And yes, I really do enjoy the phrase "until the cows come home." That's the type of quality writing you should expect at Shining City Atop a Hill!

And no, the awesome dog picture isn't symbolic of anything. I just like little dogs doing tricks.
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