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Posts Tagged ‘Islam’

Delta Air Lines: Bah!

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

– Wiccapundit

Frequent readers of this little blog know that I am an airplane nut.  Ever since I was a kid, I have loved everything aviation-related.  Even as an adult flying commercial, I would waffle over taking the aisle seat for comfort, or the window seat so I could stare out the window.  It has taken the particular genius combination of airline stupidity (charge for checked bags and everything else they can suck out of you) and government unpleasantness (TSA stands for “They Suck Ass”) to make someone who loves to fly HATE to get on an airplane.

Add this one to the long-as-my-Johnson list of reasons I won’t set foot on a commercial flight, particularly not one of Delta’s:

Delta Partners With Saudi Arabian Airlines; Jews Now Can’t Fly

Jews and Israelis, or passengers carrying any non-Islamic article of faith, will not be able to fly Delta Air Lines flights from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia under Delta’s new partnership with Saudi Arabian Airlines. (emphasis added)

I suppose that a witch wearing a pentagram and flying on Delta to Saudi Arabia would be right out.  Like I’d ever be caught dead entering a backwards, barbaric, Stone Age sandpit like that.

Or like I’d be caught dead EVER taking another flight on Delta.

(h/t to AoSHQ, of course)

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Lindsey Graham: Tool

Monday, April 4th, 2011

–  Wiccapundit

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution begins: “Congress shall make no law…”

What part of that simple English statement does Senator Graham fail to understand?

Lindsey Graham on Koran-burning: “Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war”

I am thinking of writing a short story about a character who draws a picture of someone burning a photograph of an effigy of the Holey Kore-anne.  (Did I spell that wrong?  Who cares?  Bring on the fatwas.)   How many sub-referential levels would be necessary to cause my artistic expression to be non-insulting to the barbaric members of the Religion of Peace™?  Maybe I could take a Holly Cow-run, smear it with my own excrement, immerse it in a beaker of my own urine, and submit it to the Tate Gallery for a Turner Prize.  I could call it “Andres Serrano Redux: The Undiscovered Country.”

Hey, is that a Wholly Cure-On smoldering there on the grill next to my tasty barbecued pork products?  Personally, I like to grill hot dogs, because they’re made of pork and contain the word “dog,” both of which are an offense to Islam.

UPDATE:  Offered a chance to explain himself, Lindsey Graham confirmed that he is a tool.  In an interview posted at National Review Online, Graham trotted out the hoary old “you can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater” line to justify his woolly-headed ideas about what speech he’d like to restrict in violation of the First Amendment.  He is, of course, completely wrong, as well as utterly incapable of understanding the source of that phrase.  It comes from Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’s opinion in Schenck v. U.S., where in dicta (an explication not part of the specific reasoning on which the opinion of the Court was based and therefore not binding under stare decisis – an important distinction), he noted that free speech would not protect a man  falsely crying  ‘fire’ in a crowded theater.  Obviously, if the theater was on fire a person would be allowed, and arguably would be obligated morally, to cry ‘fire.’

The Schenck decision is the source of the “clear and present danger” standard of restriction on free speech.  This standard, along with the Schenck decision, was overturned in 1969 by the Supreme Court in Brandenburg v. Ohio, which established the current standard that speech may not be restricted unless it is directed to and likely to incite “imminent lawless action.”   Note that even under this standard, the Illinois Nazi Party was allowed to march in the predominantly Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois (source of the “I hate Illinois Nazis” scene in the movie “The Blues Brothers”).  So, the prior restraint of speech is not one the Court will lightly endorse.  Political speech – and the burning of the Koran surely qualifies as political expression – is the type of protected speech that is enshrined highest in the pantheon of  the First Amendment.

Lindsey Graham: Mr. Snap-On.

And yes, I don’t intend to spell the K’whore-on “correctly” (i.e., the way the MSM spells it) ever again.  I’m taking suggestions for variations on the spelling; I don’t want to repeat myself for a long time.

 

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LTC Alan West, saying what needs to be said.

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

– Wiccapundit

Why is it so hard for most people to simply state the obvious?

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Spot on.

Friday, September 24th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

Pretty much the definitive word on the Ground Zero Mosque issue.  Thanks to V. Sebastian Page for the link.

For a less impassioned opinion, Drinking With Bob weighs in:

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Man, this guy has stones the size of the one that rolled away from Jesus’ tomb

Friday, July 30th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

I’ll give him this, he makes no bones about his agenda:

Hope his church is still standing on Sept. 12…

Courtesy doubleplusundead.

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Boobquake Song!

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

– Elphaba

The original Babe of Boobdom, the Maven of Mammaries herself…Dolly Parton:

Now that I’ve got your attention, and expanding on the subject of breasts, I friend of mine told me about the following video that a friend of hers made after writing a song in honor of Boobquake.  I just had to share! =)

I wonder if this offends the prophet (pizza be upon him)? I have a theory that he preferred flat-chested women because they looked more pre-pubescent. *cough* (Oh, no she di’ n’t!)

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Exercise in Free Speech

Monday, April 26th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

In support of Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park fame, we unrepentant infidels here at Red State Witch are exercising the right of free speech that is the birthright of EVERY American.  Use it or lose it!

Chris Muir of Day By Day concocted this test pattern, using the image of Mohammed that cartoonist Kurt Westergaard first produced for the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten; the image of The Prophet (pieces be upon Him) that got Islamic nutjobs all torqued up.

Thanks to cbullitt over at Soylent Green, for suggesting that this cartoon go viral.

We’ll be patiently awaiting the issuance of a fatwa against us (as Eddie Izzard says, “A fuckin’ jihad on you!).  In the meantime, we’ll stretch our indecency rules just a little by sharing another image that cbullitt posted.  Now, this is my kind of burqa! (more…)

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More on the South Park Controversy

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

– Elphaba

Ayaan Hirsi Ali comments on the threats against South Park:

This woman is one of my heroes. She is fearless in her mission to expose the truth about Islam, and I absolutely dig that about her.  To quote Ali,  “This is an assault on the freedom of expression, and we have to defend it tooth and nail.”

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Idiocy Overload

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

– Elphaba

It’s not that I’ve had nothing to post about, it’s that there is too much to post about, and real life gets in the way of sitting down and composing my thoughts.  Too much nasty shit is coming down the pike, and it sometimes gets overwhelming to to contemplate it all.  For instance:

Honestly, it just goes on and on and on and on.  No time for a breather.  We are swimming hard just to keep our heads above water, and it would be nice to see the tide turn in our favor.

But enough about what’s bothering me.  Let’s talk about you.  What’s going on with y’all right now?

Oh, and Aggie,  what do you think of these?

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Religion of Pedophiles?

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

– Elphaba

I stumbled onto this story via Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Facebook page; she linked to a story in The Daily Beast.

Meet Nujood Ali.  She’s probably about 13 years old now.  Through an arranged marriage, her Muslim parents gave their little daughter to a man who was not only much older and a complete stranger to her, but one who then raped and made a practice of beating her.  A ten year old!  This plucky kid decided that enough was enough, and she bravely made her way to a courthouse to demand relief.

“I want a divorce!”

“At your age? How can you already be married?”

Without bothering to answer his question, I repeat in a determined voice: “I want a divorce.” I don’t sob, not even once, while speaking to him. I feel trembly, but I know what I want: I want an end to this hell. I’ve had enough of suffering in silence.

“But you’re so young and frail,” he murmurs.

I look at him and nod. He starts nervously scratching his mustache. If only he’ll agree to save me! He’s a judge, after all. He must have lots of power.

“And why do you want a divorce?” he continues in a more natural tone, as if trying to hide his astonishment. I look him straight in the eye. “Because my husband beats me.” It’s as if I had slapped him right in the face. His expression freezes again. He has just realized that something serious has happened to me and that I have no reason to lie to him.

Point-blank, he asks me an important question: “Are you still a virgin?”

I swallow hard. I’m ashamed of talking about these things. It’s deeply upsetting. In my country, women must keep their distance from men they don’t know. And this is the first time I’ve ever seen this judge. But in that same instant I understand that if I want to win, I must take the plunge.

“No. I bled.”

He’s shocked. Abruptly, I have the feeling that of the two of us, he is the one who’s flinching. I can see his surprise, see him trying to conceal his emotions.

Then he takes a deep breath and says, “I’m going to help you.”

 

Apparently, although the legal age for marriage in Yemen is 15, many families overlook this law.  Nujood’s situation is not unusual in countries like Yemen.  After all, the prophet, Muhammed himself,  enjoyed wives as young as 6 years old.

This is one brave kid, and she did, in fact, obtain her divorce.  You can support her cause by buying her book:

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