04/30/10

Mohammed in Pictures – Collect the Whole Set!

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

By now, most of you have heard of the infamous 200th episode of South Park depicting Mohammed in a bear suit. Comedy Central once again proved that yellow is their favored color and cowardice is their middle name by removing all references to Mohammed and censoring the hell out of the episode. Afraid literally for their own necks I would wager… This is the second time that South Park has tried to out the Islamic deity. Well, actually they succeeded once

In response to this craven act of capitulation by Comedy Central, May 20th has officially been dubbed ‘Draw Mohammed Day’ by a Seattle cartoonist. I think this is a splendid idea! But before you sharpen up your drawing instruments, lay out your paper and carefully place implements around that will ward off Jihadists, I have good news!!

The Mohammed Image Archive displays every Mohammed portrait ever created and is brought to you by our very own Zombie. Read the article at Pajamas Media:

South Park is the least of Islam’s problems: The Mohammed Image Archive displays every Mohammed portrait ever created

The Mohammed Image Archive was born in September of 2005 after the Danish cartoon incident – from Zombie:

Back in September of 2005, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten started the recent wave of controversy by publishing 12 (mostly innocuous) Mohammed cartoons as a commentary on the absurd dilemma endured by a Danish author who was having difficulty finding any artist willing to illustrate his upcoming book about Mohammed. To everyone’s astonishment, the publication of the cartoons sparked worldwide outrage on the part of Muslims, who apparently thought that there were no images of Mohammed in existence, and thus these 12 Danish cartoons were breaking some kind of taboo.

You say you want to view Mohammed pics? Well, your wish is Zombie’s command:

Within a few months, the Archive had grown to become far and away the largest assemblage of Mohammed imagery anywhere in the world. And since that time, it has quadrupled in size, at least. I now find myself the curator of a global resource, mankind’s only repository of every known image of Mohammed, “the 7th-century founder of Islam” (as I carefully describe him with studious neutrality). This is the curse of perfectionism: once you start on a project like this, you can’t stop until you have every single Mohammed picture ever created, regardless of era, quality, style or intent. Several examples from the Archive’s massive collection are featured throughout this essay.

Why do I maintain the Archive? Do I hate Islam? Am I a Muslim? Am I trying to start a war? No, no, and no. The reason is simple: The Archive is an unambiguous declaration of my devotion to the principle of free speech, and free thought. No one can tell me what I can or cannot say. The very fact that millions of people are trying to impose a ban on something is motivation enough for me to shout it from the rooftops.

Yes, Zombie joins a growing number of bloggers who have had numerous death threats and fatwas declared against them (including this blog). Free speech trumps a fatwa guys… So you can pound sand! As long as this is still a free country (which may not be much longer I fear), we will keep speaking out, showing pictures and spreading the truth and we will not be silenced by threats or by thuggery.

So pour yourself a drink and sit down and browse the archive. It is fabulous…

04/30/10

Paul Ryan Disputes GM Repayment Claims: “It’s Time to Put an End to Crony Capitalism”

Hat Tip: Brian B.

04/30/10

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Pimp Slaps Infamous Douche Bag Al Sharpton

Hat Tip: Brian B.

04/30/10

Lou’s Post-Show Debrief – April 28, 2010

Hat Tip: Brian B.

04/30/10

Healthcare Pop Up Video

Hat Tip: Lorie Byrd

04/30/10

Freedom Watch – National ID On Its Way?

Hat Tip: Brian B.

04/30/10

Links To Visit – 04/30/10

Center for Immigration Studies – Center for Immigration Studies on the New Arizona Immigration Law, SB1070 (Hat Tip: Carolyn Cooke)

Fox News – House Approves Puerto Rico Statehood Measure (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Free Republic – Republicans Win ‘Too Big to Fail’ Concessions on Dodd Wall Street Bailout Bill (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The Augusta Chronicle – 5 arrested after bombs found in north Ga. traffic stop (Hat Tip: Ron The Cop)

Brutally Honest – Obama to send swat teams to inspect oil rigs and platforms (UPDATED)

WSJ – Navy Joins Oil-Spill Fight (Hat Tip: Steve Schippert)

Fox News – Obama Pledges All-Out Response to Oil Spill (Hat Tip: Steve Schippert)

Politico – GOP holds ground as Dems offer immigration plan (Hat Tip: Carolyn Cooke)

Bob McCarty Writes – Entitlement Mindset on Display in Nearly-Empty Lot

Rosettasister’s Weblog – We’re Off to See the Wizard! (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Free Republic – Glenn Beck vs. Joel Rogers, King of the Progressives (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

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04/30/10

Financial News Update – 04/30/10

Somali Pirates Say They Are Subsidiary of Goldman Sachs (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

ObamaCare Faces First Big Test Friday (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Want to save capitalism? Regulate it. (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Bailout Bill Would Require Banks to Track and Report Personal Checking Accounts to Feds (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

EO 13540 of April 26, 2010-Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Obama sneaks a payoff to Big Labor with an Executive order media ignored (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Obama Gives Unions a ‘Massive Payback’ with Executive Order, Contractors Claim (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The $10 Trillion Climate Fraud (Cap-And-Trade and CCX) (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Financial Regulation Bill Is a Disaster

Government health care a 4-letter word: W-a-i-t

Side Effects: State Reluctant to Swim in National High-Risk Pools

Obama Abandons Climate Bill in Congress, will have EPA Regulate CO2 Instead (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Greek Bailout Could Push German Debt Through the Roof

Hussman: Market Recovery Will Take 8 Years After Next Tumble

Feds Launch Criminal Probe of Goldman’s Mortgage Deals

U.S. economy grows 3.2%

Greek PM says more cuts needed for survival

Spain jobless rate tops 20%, adds to debt worries

Roubini Says Greece ‘Tip of Iceberg’ as Sovereign Debt Threatens Recovery

REVERSAL: White House Now Says No New Drilling Until Gulf Investigation Complete

First Quarter GDP Grows Slower Than Previous

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Roubini says Euro’s days may be numbered.

Canada considers eliminating the penny.

States Bristle as Investors Make Wagers on Defaults

In ‘Chair City,’ Budget Cuts are ‘Amputating’ Municipal Services

Meat Prices May Spike this Summer

Unemployment Challenges Obama’s Narrative

Greece Cut to Junk at S&P as Contagion Spreads

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Considering Bankruptcy

Spain Downgraded, Europe Debt Crisis Widens

04/30/10

Immigration Law Pits Sheriff Against Sheriff

Hat Tip: Brian B.

04/30/10

Soviet veterans thanked by Vietnamese communists

By: Trevor Loudon
KeyWikiBlog

From the Vietnam News Agency April 26, 2010.

Vietnam always regards the people of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus as traditional, faithful and reliable friends and will do its utmost to maintain and uphold these sentiments, a senior Party official has said.

Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Truong Tan Sang made the remarks while receiving a delegation of war veterans from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, who once participated in Vietnam’s resistance war against US aggressors.

Sang applauded the delegation’s visit, saying it not only serves as a chance for the former Soviet Union’s veterans to pay a call to their former battlefields and meet with old comrades and friends, but also help nurture the time-honored friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the Vietnamese people and their Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian counterparts.

He took this occasion to thank the former Soviet Union’s people, including those in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, for their valuable support extended to Vietnam during its past struggle for national independence as well as its present process of national construction and defense.

Representatives of the veterans said they were delighted to visit Vietnam and witness its sweeping transformation and its achievements as a result of the renewal process.

They praised the leadership role of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the nation’s revolutionary heroism and creativity during the fight for its national liberation.

Earlier, Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Khac Nghien, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, received the veterans – they were guests of the Ministry of National Defense and the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations.

Nghien, who is also Deputy Minister of National Defense, said during the resistance war against the US aggressors, the Vietnamese people received great assistance from international friends. The people and army of Vietnam will never forget the devotion of the Soviet war veterans, he stressed.