Presenting the Governors Alliance

March 19, 2010

Hefty push-back against the progressive Leviathan in DC: the Republican Governors Association has created a site called the Governors Alliance, heralding perhaps the biggest Federal-State battle in 50 years. The following is their first ad:

Well done. After the decimation of the congressional Republicans in the 06 and 08 elections, the RGA has begun asserting itself more in national politics. It can be argued that this is the fruit of years spent developing state-level talent, and now the farm team wants its shot at the Big Leagues. We now know they can come up with good marketing; let’s see what kind of policies they propose, too.

(via Blue Crab Boulevard)


March 19, 2010

Brave mujaheddin? Gallant knights of Allah? Lions of Islam? No, the jihadis we’re at war with are nothing but damnable barbarians:

Taliban chops off nose, ears of 19-year-old girl for “shaming” her in-laws

“When they cut off my nose and ears, I passed out.” Bibi Aisha, 19, of Afghanistan, who was punished by the Taliban for “shaming” her in-laws when she ran away to escape torturous domestic abuse. Her father sold her to her abusive husband when she was 10.

Don’t worry, there are no graphic pictures behind that link. No guarantees if you follow theirs, however.

And no, I’m not buying that this is “just the Taliban.” Look at atrocities committed by “holy warriors” answering the call of jihad from America to London to Madrid to Iraq to Indonesia and you’ll examples of the same sociopathic, misogynistic, and sick minds, all following the same aggressive, supremacist, and totalitarian creed.

You get three guesses as to which one.

(via Vermontaigne)