Three reasons why the new financial bill is bull

July 3, 2010

For Reason.TV, Nick Gillespie walks us through the reasons why the financial regulation bill the Democrats are trying to ram through Congress doesn’t address the real problems with our financial system:

I’ve no doubt there are some good ideas in this bill … somewhere in its 2300 pages, but it’s failure to address core problems, such as the government’s continued attempts at using the financial system as a vehicle of social engineering, make it fatally flawed. It should be withdrawn or defeated, and work started on real reform.

Our partner in peace eulogizes mass-murderer of Jews

July 3, 2010

Remember, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is supposed to be a moderate Muslim, one whom we and the Israelis can work with to achieve peace in our time. And so it’s not surprising that he praises the memory of the terrorist who planned the massacre of Jewish Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics:

Abu Daoud, the man who claimed to be the mastermind behind the massacre that marked the 1972 Munich Olympics, has died, according to the official news agency of the Palestinian Authority.

On September 5 of that year, Palestinian terrorists killed 11 Israeli athletes who were taken hostage.

Daoud, also known as Mohammed Oudeh, died Friday night, the WAFA news agency reported Saturday. The former Palestinian politician and commander in the Fatah and Palestinian Liberation Organization movements was 73.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent his condolences to Daoud’s family, WAFA reported.

“He wrote in his letter to his family, ‘He is missed. He was one of the leading figures of Fatah and spent his life in resistance [against the occupation] and sincere work as well as physical sacrifice for his people’s just causes,’ ” the news agency quoted Abbas as saying.

In the early hours of the attack in Munich, eight Palestinian terrorists entered the Olympic Village in the German city.

They stormed the apartments housing the Israeli athletes and took control. Hours later, the world woke up to the image of a masked man on the balcony of the Olympic Village.

From the Olympic Village, the Palestinian terrorists issued ultimatums, demanding the release of 200 Arab inmates from Israeli prisons or they would start killing the athletes in Munich, one every hour. Eventually, all the Israelis, five terrorists and one German police officer were killed in what would be remembered as “Black September.”

Charming fellow. A real hero, if you’re into mass-murderers. And this is someone held up as an example by the current “moderate” leaders of the Palestinians? Yeah, let’s give them their own state.

(via Marisol)

RELATED: Excerpts from Mahmoud Abbas’ doctoral dissertation, in which he shows himself to be a first-class Holocaust denier. Some interviewer should nail him on this on network television. I won’t hold my breath waiting for it, however.