Saturday, April 20, 2013


It happened last night.

Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the second suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing, was apprehended  after a Watertown resident spied him hiding in a boat in his, the resident's, own backyard and alerted authorities.  Law enforcement surrounded the house and, after a  few hours and an exchange of gunfire, took Tsarnaev alive.  Tsarnaev had wounds he'd received in an earlier gun battle with police and was taken to an area hospital where he was listed in serious condition.  He remains in serious condition today.

I'm thrilled that this suspect was caught pretty quickly and ALIVE, unlike his older brother/accomplice, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in the shootout with law enforcement that wounded Dzhokar.  Since suspect #2 is alive hopefully we'll get all the answers to not only how but why the brothers carried out the April 15th attacks.  Actually, we really already know why they did it.

According to news reports, the brothers, especially Tamerlan, had become radical Muslims after being largely moderate, Americanized Muslims before.  Radical Muslims hate the "decadent" West, believe all infidels must be killed, converted, or subjugated, and regard America as the Great Satan, the obstacle to the global triumph of Islam.  Dzhokar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev appear to have been sold out to such a belief system.  That's why they bombed the Boston Marathon.  We know this, despite Obama's plea for Americans not to jump to conclusions about the brothers' motives (wonder if Obama would've made such a plea if the brothers were Christians). 

The real questions we need answered now pertain to logistics, not motives.  Did the brothers act alone?  If not, who and where are their accomplices?  Are they part of a large or small group?  Did they receive training in explosives here or overseas?  Is attacking soft targets like the Boston Marathon now going to be Muslim terrorists' new m.o. in America?  This is what we need to know now, and I have complete confidence that law enforcement will get the answers.

Note to Muslim terrorists:  whatever plans you had, your new plan should be to get the hell out of dodge.  Americans aren't going to take your crap.  We'll take you alive if we need information, otherwise, kill us, especially our children, and you DIE.  As dead as Osama ben Laden.  As dead as Tamerlan Tsarnaev.  And as dead as Dzhokar Tsarnaev will one day be.

God bless America!  USA!  USA!  USA!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wake Up, Conservatives!

Yes, MSNBC's weekend anchor, Melissa Harris-Perry, is a socialist nut.  That truth was on full display in her outrageous statement that Americans need to abandon their "private notion that children belong to their parents" and embrace the enlightened "recognition that kids belong to whole communities".  Yes, this is liberal-left craziness, but why are so many conservatives acting like this is a new revelation?

The belief that children belong to the state, euphemistically referred to as "communities" by Ms. Harris-Perry, is a fundamental principle of the left.  In 1996 then First Lady Hillary Clinton wrote a best-selling book, It Takes A Village, promoting the theme.  From suppporting state-funded day care to demanding no-say-from-parents abortions for minors, liberals have been putting their collectivist vision of childrearing into practice for decades.  It is nothing new.  Yet conservatives are acting like some new, horrible radicalism was expressed by Harris-Perry in her April 8 promo for her Sunday morning show. 

Maybe it was the sheer bluntness of her statement that really shocked conservatives.  Liberals speak in so much code and play so many Orwellian word games that hearing Harris-Perry unequivocally advocate collective childrearing was unusually disturbing.  Whatever it was, conservatives need to pull themselves together and realize that this has been the belief of the enemy all along.

That conservatives are so shocked about something that's been painfully obvious for decades is what I find disturbing.  If this is how firm their grasp on reality is then no wonder they're losing both politically and in the culture.  Conservatives have to abandon their will to disbelieve and see liberalism for what it really is.  The first step to victory is to face reality, no matter how uncomfortable, painful, or shocking it may be.  If conservatives can't do that then they should get out of the way and give the fight to more determined rightists.  America deserves that, don't you think?