Friday, March 10, 2006

CAIR IN THE CROSSHAIRS

Scott over at PowerLine has his take on this recent article from the Middle East Quarterly. Apparently, though not surprisingly CAIR's been "cooking the books" so to speak. Though the point that strikes me most, and one that has been made on many occasions on this site is the following excerpt from the article.

CAIR, for its part, dismisses all
criticism
, blaming negative comments on "Muslim bashers" who "can never
point to something CAIR has done in its 10-year history that is
objectionable."
[13] Actually, there is much about the organization's history
that is objectionable—and it is readily apparent to anyone who bothers to
look

On many a discussion forum and most conversations with the left, this term "Muslim Bashing" rears its head over and over again. Some conservative were recently fell victim to this Dhimmitude during the Dubai Ports firestorm. What will it take for the media, our government (Republicans and Democrats alike) and for that matter the general public as a whole to see that, this is not muslim bashing, it's not a matter of sensitivity, it's a matter of survival! Are we being knee-jerk isolationists? Are we xenophobic conspiracy theorists with too much gravy on the brain? Or should we look at the facts with our eyes wide open? It's a simple question, that for reasons unknown to this blogger seem to defy a simple answer from the majority of Americans.

Monday, March 06, 2006

FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: BOXING, COURAGE & PHILOSOPHY

The capacity to tolerate fear is essential to leading a moral life, but it’s hard to learn how to keep your moral compass under pressure when you’re cosseted from every fear. Boxing gives people practice in being afraid.By Gordon Marino"Know thyself" was the Socratic dictum, but Tyler Durden, the protagonist in the movie Fight Club, asks, "How much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?" Although trainers of the bruising art wince at the notion that boxing equals fighting, there can be no doubt that boxing throws you up against yourself in revealing ways. Take a left hook to the body or a trip to the canvas, and you soon find out whether you are the kind of person who will ever get up.

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