You can not be serious: Serena, McEnroe double standard

Still making a fortune doing commercials flaunting his temper, John McEnroe was fined a whopping $19,000.00 for his bad temper on the tennis courts – swearing at players, judges and others. While World number one Serena Williams has been fined $175,000 and put on probation for two years for one foul-mouthed tirade at the U.S. Open.”

Ms. Williams’s outburst in the US Open semi-finals against Kim Clijsters over a “foot-fault.” Although Serina  won the match, her “expletive-laced rant” against the lineswoman’s call is the memory we remember. The outburst, which culminated with the tennis star clenching her fist and threatening to “shove it down” the judge’s throat, showed America that competitive women can have an another temperment too.

Ms. Williams admits to “handling the situation poorly.” Do men, more than women, get away with such behavior? I thought superstars of any sex got away with a lot but it seems that sex is still the dividing line here too. I do not condone her behavior – nor would Icondone it for either men or women.   It’s clear Williams is “not getting away” with anything considering that substantial fine. But are men more likely to be publically forgiven for such nasty episodes more so than women? Look at the evidence I collected on McEnroe. Seems – we still allow men more latitude. I am also sure I don’t want to see Serina making temper tantrum commercials any more than I enjoy Johns but he is being paid to rant and rave isn’t he?

 What do you think? Are women treated the same as men when it comes to public rants and raves?

In 1980, McEnroe reached the men’s singles final at Wimbledon for the first time, where he faced Björn Borg, who was gunning for his fifth consecutive Wimbledon title. At the start of the final, McEnroe was booed by the crowd as he entered Centre Court following heated exchanges with officials during his semifinal victory over Jimmy Connors.

McEnroe exacted revenge two months later, beating Borg in the five-set final of the 1980 US Open.

Controversy dogged McEnroe when he returned to Wimbledon in 1981. Following his first-round match against Tom Gullikson, McEnroe was fined U.S. $1,500 and came close to being thrown out of the championships after he called umpire Ted James
“the pits of the world” and then swore at tournament referee
Fred Hoyles
He also made famous the phrase “you cannot be serious”,
which years later would become the title of McEnroe’s autobiography, by shouting it after several umpires’ calls during his matches.

McEnroe’s 1984 season did not end without controversy. While playing and winning the tournament in Stockholm, McEnroe had an on-court outburst that became notorious in sports highlight reels. After questioning a call made by the chair umpire, McEnroe demanded, “Answer my question, jerk!” McEnroe then slammed his racquet into a juice cart beside the court.

Nike co-founder Phil Knight discovered McEnroe in 1978 and tapped him for the “Rebel With a Cause” ad campaign.

By 1986, the pressures of playing at the top had become too much for McEnroe to handle and he took a six-month break from the tour. When he returned to the tour later in 1986, he won three titles. He took a seven-month break from the game following the US Open, where he was suspended for two months and fined US$17,500 for misconduct and verbal abuse.

Pop-culture appearances

  • McEnroe’s fiery temper has got him featured in fields other than tennis on more than one occasion. In 1982, on the tail of his final victory against Borg, British impressionist Roger Kitter made a record called Chalk Dust: The Umpire Strikes Back in which he played a parody of McEnroe losing his temper with an umpire during a match. The record was made under the nomenclature “The Brat” and reached the UK Top 20; by this time the British tabloids had dubbed him “SuperBrat”.
  • He is also imitated and referenced on Dionysos‘ album Western sous la neige which features multiple tracks that talk about writing in the blood of bad referees.
  • His random bursts of rage were parodied in the satirical British programme ‘Spitting Image‘, where he and wife Tatum frequently screamed and threw things at each other. He was also lampooned in the Australian The Paul Hogan Show, in which Paul Hogan played “John MacEnhoax” who used a handshake to fling his opponent, destroying a tennis court.
  • At the height of his career, NBC-TV’s tennis coverage included a piece with clips of his many on-court tantrums, underscored by the Men at Work hit song, Be Good Johnny.
  • McEnroe has also been given roles in TV and film where he playfully acknowledges his well-known belligerence such as in his appearance in a 2005 car commercial for the SEAT Altea where he angrily shouts his trademark “Clearly inside the line” line at an officer who has ticketed him for parking incorrectly. He also portrays himself in the 2002 film Mr. Deeds where he lauds the title character for getting angry and assaulting an antagonist, and has a scene in the film Anger Management starring Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler, most of which was cut—leaving only a short shot of him sleeping on the floor of the psychiatrist’s office. The full scene is in the DVD special features.
  • In the Not the Nine O’Clock News, McEnroe is parodied by Griff Rhys Jones with considerable emphasis being placed on his lack of patience, his temper tantrums and his inability to understand that he does anything wrong or any decision that is not in his favour. He is shown arguing with his parents at breakfast over the consistency of his boiled egg, and whether or not he slurped his orange juice.
  • McEnroe was partially the inspiration for the character of Freddie Trumper – the volatile U.S. chess champion – in the musical Chess by Tim Rice, Benny Andersson, and Bjorn Ulveaus.
  • Actor Tom Hulce studied McEnroe’s mood swings for his portrayal of Mozart’s unpredictable genius in Amadeus. Also, Ian McKellen once took some lessons from his behaviour on court for his interpretation of the megalomaniacal Coriolanus.[10]
  • McEnroe appeared in the episodes “The Head and the Hair” and “Gavin Volure” of 30 Rock.
  • FBI agent Larry Connors uses the alias “John McEnroe” in episode 27 of the Japanese-Anime series “Death Note“.
  • McEnroe was mentioned in episode “Columbo Goes to College” of series “Columbo”

[edit] Commercials

  • McEnroe also has appeared in Nike‘s 2006 Pretty tennis commercial with his brother Patrick and tennis star Maria Sharapova. He appeared in another commercial where he taught Pete Sampras how to throw temper tantrums on the court.
  • He appeared on a British advertisement for Tesco, along with Björn Borg, his famous rival, where they compete to collect supermarket items, and Borg eventually finishes with a plate, a play on the trophy of Wimbledon.
  • McEnroe appeared in a Kellogg’s cereal commercial in 2008.
  • McEnroe appeared in a National Car Rental commercial during Fall of 2008. In the commercial, he uses his “You cannot be serious!” catchphrase to express disbelief at the option to “choose any car in the [parking] lot.”
  • Appeared in a Telstra commercial in 2007. [1]
  • McEnroe appeared in a EA Sports commercial for Grand Slam Tennis during 2009.

[edit] Television and film

  • McEnroe appeared on the December 16, 2006, episode of the UK talk show Parkinson.
  • McEnroe, alongside his brother Patrick, co-hosted the WFAN Morning Show (formerly Imus in the Morning) on May 8 and 9, 2007.
  • On May 10, 2007, McEnroe appeared as a murder suspect on an episode of the American CBS television show CSI: NY, uttering a variation of his famous “You cannot be serious!” line.[11]
  • McEnroe appeared as himself in Curb your Enthusiasm Season 6 Episode 5 in which Larry David adopts the role of his limo driver for the day.
  • McEnroe appears as himself in You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
  • McEnroe appears as himself in Mr Deeds.
  • McEnroe appears as himself in Anger Management.
  • McEnroe appeared as himself in the “30 Rock” episode “Gavin Volure,” in which he is described as a man excelling in “art collecting and yelling.”
  • McEnroe appeared as himself in Penn & Teller: Bullshit! on Season 7 Episode 9 regarding stress.
  • McEnroe played a caller to Frasier’s radio show in an episode of the sitcom Frasier.
  • McEnroe presented a primetime BBC show in 2002 called, The Chair, in which he asked contestants questions and measured their heart rate as they were asked. The show lasted one series.
  • McEnroe played himself in the 1979 Paramount motion picture Players which starred Ali McGraw and Dean-Paul Martin.
  • Homestar Runner dressed up like him for Halloween
  • On an episode of the tv show Spin City, Press Secretary Paul Lassiter (a self confessed fan of McEnroe) finds a headband that once belonged to McEnroe in a donation box for needy children. He takes it and begins wearing it at all times, and starts taking on many of McEnroe’s traits: becoming more aggressive, confrontational, and louder. In one scene, he and speech writer James get in a heated argument over whether a box was the “ingoing” box or “outgoing” box, a reference to McEnroe arguing about a ball being inside or outside.

[edit] In music

McEnroe’s infamous outburst “You’re the pits of the world” (from a Wimbledon 1st round in 1981, the same incident that produced his “You can not be serious” line) was quoted as the last line of the Pretenders song “Pack It Up”, from their 1981 album Pretenders II

Poor misguided, simple minded Michael Moore

By BettyJean Kling

Does this clown actually believe half of what he writes? Landslide? Loved by millions for all what wonderful things he has done in his first year? Oh lord- what does this guy drink- snort or smoke? And does he really think Obambi listens to him? Was he at the White House dinner the other night too? And here is the best part – he is asking this empty suit with absolutely no experience at all and surrounded by Czars to ignore the Generals.

If I recall- Obama always said he would pull troops from Iran in the first year and put them in Afghanistan where he felt they should have been put in the first place and go after Obama Bin Laden. He even offered to bomb the hell out of our allies in Pakistan to get the brutes that started this war- remember that gaff that Hillary chided him for Mike? Now all of a sudden these bleeding heart jackasses are acting like he was always going to bring home every soldier from every foreign country and sit around our home bases singing Kumbya and Hail to the chief! Take a hike Mike- you are off the wall crazy as hell – there is not one shred of common sense in anything you have said or done since you became an anti-American wrapped in a flag of dishonor to our Country. Read the Constitution- neither party follows it and we sure are not going to follow your communistic – socialist concoction of a national plan for anything!

An Open Letter to President Obama from Michael Moore
Monday, November 30th, 2009

Dear President Obama,

Do you really want to be the new “war president”? If you go to West Point tomorrow night (Tuesday, 8pm) and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war president. Pure and simple. And with that you will do the worst possible thing you could do — destroy the hopes and dreams so many millions have placed in you. With just one speech tomorrow night you will turn a multitude of young people who were the backbone of your campaign into disillusioned cynics. You will teach them what they’ve always heard is true — that all politicians are alike. I simply can’t believe you’re about to do what they say you are going to do. Please say it isn’t so.

It is not your job to do what the generals tell you to do. We are a civilian-run government. WE tell the Joint Chiefs what to do, not the other way around. That’s the way General Washington insisted it must be. That’s what President Truman told General MacArthur when MacArthur wanted to invade China. “You’re fired!,” said Truman, and that was that. And you should have fired Gen. McChrystal when he went to the press to preempt you, telling the press what YOU had to do. Let me be blunt: We love our kids in the armed services, but we f*#&in’ hate these generals, from Westmoreland in Vietnam to, yes, even Colin Powell for lying to the UN with his made-up drawings of WMD (he has since sought redemption).

So now you feel backed into a corner. 30 years ago this past Thursday (Thanksgiving) the Soviet generals had a cool idea — “Let’s invade Afghanistan!” Well, that turned out to be the final nail in the USSR coffin.

There’s a reason they don’t call Afghanistan the “Garden State” (though they probably should, seeing how the corrupt President Karzai, whom we back, has his brother in the heroin trade raising poppies). Afghanistan’s nickname is the “Graveyard of Empires.” If you don’t believe it, give the British a call. I’d have you call Genghis Khan but I lost his number. I do have Gorbachev’s number though. It’s + 41 22 789 1662. I’m sure he could give you an earful about the historic blunder you’re about to commit.

With our economic collapse still in full swing and our precious young men and women being sacrificed on the altar of arrogance and greed, the breakdown of this great civilization we call America will head, full throttle, into oblivion if you become the “war president.” Empires never think the end is near, until the end is here. Empires think that more evil will force the heathens to toe the line — and yet it never works. The heathens usually tear them to shreds.

Choose carefully, President Obama. You of all people know that it doesn’t have to be this way. You still have a few hours to listen to your heart, and your own clear thinking. You know that nothing good can come from sending more troops halfway around the world to a place neither you nor they understand, to achieve an objective that neither you nor they understand, in a country that does not want us there. You can feel it in your bones.

I know you know that there are LESS than a hundred al-Qaeda left in Afghanistan! A hundred thousand troops trying to crush a hundred guys living in caves? Are you serious? Have you drunk Bush’s Kool-Aid? I refuse to believe it.

Your potential decision to expand the war (while saying that you’re doing it so you can “end the war”) will do more to set your legacy in stone than any of the great things you’ve said and done in your first year. One more throwing a bone from you to the Republicans and the coalition of the hopeful and the hopeless may be gone — and this nation will be back in the hands of the haters quicker than you can shout “tea bag!”

Choose carefully, Mr. President. Your corporate backers are going to abandon you as soon as it is clear you are a one-term president and that the nation will be safely back in the hands of the usual idiots who do their bidding. That could be Wednesday morning.

We the people still love you. We the people still have a sliver of hope. But we the people can’t take it anymore. We can’t take your caving in, over and over, when we elected you by a big, wide margin of millions to get in there and get the job done. What part of “landslide victory” don’t you understand?

Don’t be deceived into thinking that sending a few more troops into Afghanistan will make a difference, or earn you the respect of the haters. They will not stop until this country is torn asunder and every last dollar is extracted from the poor and soon-to-be poor. You could send a million troops over there and the crazy Right still wouldn’t be happy. You would still be the victim of their incessant venom on hate radio and television because no matter what you do, you can’t change the one thing about yourself that sends them over the edge.

The haters were not the ones who elected you, and they can’t be won over by abandoning the rest of us.

President Obama, it’s time to come home. Ask your neighbors in Chicago and the parents of the young men and women doing the fighting and dying if they want more billions and more troops sent to Afghanistan. Do you think they will say, “No, we don’t need health care, we don’t need jobs, we don’t need homes. You go on ahead, Mr. President, and send our wealth and our sons and daughters overseas, ’cause we don’t need them, either.”

What would Martin Luther King, Jr. do? What would your grandmother do? Not send more poor people to kill other poor people who pose no threat to them, that’s what they’d do. Not spend billions and trillions to wage war while American children are sleeping on the streets and standing in bread lines.

All of us that voted and prayed for you and cried the night of your victory have endured an Orwellian hell of eight years of crimes committed in our name: torture, rendition, suspension of the bill of rights, invading nations who had not attacked us, blowing up neighborhoods that Saddam “might” be in (but never was), slaughtering wedding parties in Afghanistan. We watched as hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians were slaughtered and tens of thousands of our brave young men and women were killed, maimed, or endured mental anguish — the full terror of which we scarcely know.

When we elected you we didn’t expect miracles. We didn’t even expect much change. But we expected some. We thought you would stop the madness. Stop the killing. Stop the insane idea that men with guns can reorganize a nation that doesn’t even function as a nation and never, ever has.

Stop, stop, stop! For the sake of the lives of young Americans and Afghan civilians, stop. For the sake of your presidency, hope, and the future of our nation, stop. For God’s sake, stop.

Tonight we still have hope.

Tomorrow, we shall see. The ball is in your court. You DON’T have to do this. You can be a profile in courage. You can be your mother’s son.

We’re counting on you.

Michael Moore

P.S. There’s still time to have your voice heard. Call the White House at 202-456-1111 or email the President.

The West Begins to Fight Back

by Phyllis Chesler

Its’ a quiet New York Sunday and I’m sipping my coffee, reading my email, the newspapers, the online media, and looking out my window at newly bare branches in a weak winter sun. Suddenly—small miracles begin to appear.

According to the BBC, more than 57% of Swiss voters in 29 cantons supported a referendum proposal to ban the building of minarets. Partial results from the final canton indicated 68% of people there supported the ban.

Look: I happen to like minarets but I also understand that today they unfortunately symbolize radical Islam which is a bad thing for women and other living beings.

Read the complete original version of this item…

Who pulls Puppet Obama’s strings?

Has it really taken nearly a year for a troop of lawyers to ask these questions? Pardon me but it’s a no brainer! I have been calling him a puppet since the New Hampshire primary, but even the slowest of us figured this out before Inauguration Day!

Who’s Really Running the Show?
I have been having a nagging intuition lately that something is not quite right about Barack Obama.  I am not suggesting there is something wrong with the man, per se.  Nor am I talking about the crazy, even dangerous, policies coming out of the White House.  No, lately, I have been wondering if Barack Obama is, in fact, the person who is actually functioning as President of the United States

I mean, there’s no doubt that he fills the position of POTUS but is he really the one in command?  The man actually seems lost at times.  He seems to be reacting to ideas about which he does not really have a clue.  He has left the writing of this health care bill to Nancy Pelosi’s House of Representatives and she, in turn, has farmed the writing out to several fairly radical community action groups.   When questioned about health care, he seems not to know or understand the details and even with his silver-tongue seems unable to demonstrate any leadership on the issue.

With respect to Afghanistan and the rest of our foreign policy, he seems equally lost.  Especially when it comes to dealing with other world leaders.  He makes beautiful speeches but seems to be unable to cut deals which benefit our nation.  He seems to be acting as a pawn of much more clever world leaders.

The more I watch the man, the more I see a person who appears to be the “face” of some other entity or group.  He seems like a “front man”.  And it is becoming clear that his strings are being pulled by someone else.  He does not appear to be the man in command of the ship of state.  At least, he is not in the driver’s seat. 

You might recall that people said about Bush that he was a front man for the neo-cons and that it was really Dick Cheney that was running the show.  It turns out that Dick Cheney was not as influential in Bush’s second term as many thought but, perhaps it is true that the neo-cons, whoever they may be, were pulling some of Bush’s strings.

On the other hand, with Obama, it does not appear that there is anyone who is visible to we the people or the media who is pulling the strings.  If they are there, they are not in elected positions as Cheney was.  They are better hidden than that.

We know that he has been and remains surrounded by life-long radicals,  professed communists and anti-capitalists, some of whom he has even appointed as czars in his administration.  Thirty six czars, to date.  But is it Obama who is picking the czars or is it the czars who are running the show and propping up Obama as their front man? 

I know all this may  sound crazy but, really, when you look at the man without the idolatry and media worship,  does he really look like he knows what he is doing?  Does he seem to have a direction?  Firm convictions?  Something he deeply believes in?  The more he talks  now, the more his words seems empty of content.  Platitudes about America and the American people which, when he says them, simply do not ring true.  They are words being mouthed but not believed by him.

Okay, so maybe he is really clever, is firmly moving the ship to the left while mouthing the words of a centrist but I don’t think so.  What I used to think was that he was a really slick conman who was making us watch his left hand while he was manipulating us with his right. But, now I don’t think that so much.  I think the man is more plastic than real.  Now I begin to see him as the “Great and Powerful Oz”:  a fearsome presence who is being manipulated by men behind the curtain.  And while Obama does not have strong convictions, the men behind the curtain do.  And they are moving this country down a dangerous path.  All the while, we are being distracted by Obama and what he says and does.

Okay, maybe I am simply a mildly paranoid conspiracy theorist.  Why, you might ask, have Obama up there?  Why not have one of the actual people behind the curtain run for President.  Well, being a paranoid conspiracy theorist, I can come up with an answer to that question. Those other people behind the curtain have backgrounds that are so radical that they would never have made it past the first few days of a campaign.  Additionally, they are life-long community organizers and they know what kind of face can be effective if you wish to radically change the nation.  First, you need a black man to gain the support of the vast black minority.  Second, you need a pale skinned black man so as not to be too much of a threat to white Americans.  For the same reasons, you need a mixed race man who allies himself with the poor and down-trodden.  And you need someone who speaks well enough to co-opt the language of the right and appear to be a uniter, not a divider.  Someone who sees, or at least can articulate,  both sides of an issue.  This is the kind of man you would pick to be your front man so that while you move things drastically and dramatically left, the vast majority of Americans will not believe that was the intention of the moderate appearing front man. 

Yes, Obama was a community organizer.  Yes, he could be clever enough to have all this be his idea.  But he really wasn’t a community organizer for that long.  And when he was, he didn’t do anything truly radical.  It was more a time during which he was being trained than a time when he was driven by a personal sense of commitment to anything in particular.  There are people who are now in his government who have been community organizers and radical left wing activists for 20-30 years.  These people have deeply ingrained commitments to changing the system and have been actively trying to do so for all that time.  Obama is not one of them.  

 In my view, Obama has been trained and used as a puppet by others for a long time.  His successes seem to have come too easily, as if they have been orchestrated.  His life appears to have been pre-planned.  I mean, Harvard Law Review without publishing a single paper of note.  That is unusual.  A community organizer for a short time, a State legislator for a few years, a  freshman US Senator, a convention key-note speaker, and then POTUS.  How does that happen?  A person with zero governmental administrative experience is running the entire government of the United States .

How do 1100 page documents get developed and put out in such short order?  Who is writing all these proposals?  Does it not seem that something is just not quite right here?  Forget about the specifics of the policies for the moment.  Have you seen this level of activity in the first few months of any other administration in your lifetime?   Does Obama seem like the kind of person that could manage this level of activity in so short a time?  Too much does not make sense here. 

So, slowly but surely, I am becoming convinced that it is not Barack Obama who is running the show.  The White House has been captured by a group of people who are using Barack Obama as their front man.  He is nothing but an articulate but empty suit.  We have to start looking behind the curtains to find out who is really controlling the “great and powerful Obama”.

Something to think about.

The Hypocrisy of Islam

By Bettyjean Kling

America vs. the Narrative

Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times, writing about the

“Whenever something like Fort Hood happens you say, ‘This is not Islam.’ I believe that. But you keep telling us what Islam isn’t. You need to tell us what it is and show us how its positive interpretations are being promoted in your schools and mosques. If this is not Islam, then why is it that a million Muslims will pour into the streets to protest Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, but not one will take to the streets to protest Muslim suicide bombers who blow up other Muslims, real people, created in the image of God? You need to explain that to us — and to yourselves.”

Swiss vote to ban construction of minarets on mosques:
Nearly 70% of the nation supported the ban with women in heavier support fearing Islamification and a loss of women’s rights. Islam is not seen simply as a religion to them but more of a political position of power leading to a change in their society.

Lawmakers dismissed the arguments about freedom or religion, asserting that minarets were not a religious but a political symbol, and the thin end of a wedge that would bring sharia law to the country, with forced marriages, “honour” killings, female genital mutilation and oppression of women.

A handful of recent applications for building permits for minarets in Switzerland, the no campaigners said, was proof to many Swiss “of the next step in the strategy of Islamification of our country. The fear is great that the minarets will be followed by the calls to prayer of the muezzin … sharia is gaining in importance in Switzerland and in Europe. That means honour killings, forced marriages, circumcision, wearing the burka, ignoring school rules, and even stoning.”

The prohibition also found substantial support on the left and among secularists worried about the status of women in Islamic cultures. Prominent feminists attacked minarets as male power symbols, deplored the oppression of Muslim women, and urged a vote for the ban.

Here in America we are already seeing changes that Islam is making to our systems that other religions do not impose on our society. Clearly these people are uncomfortable around non-Muslims so why are they coming here and expecting their children to not become Americanized on threat of death? They are not comfortable with our values yet they come- we are not comfortable with their values – we do not go live among them and expect to change them! They cannot expect to walk among us with faces covered- nor look upon our women as whores- let them be where they are more accustomed.

Turning America into another country, losing cultural values, losing national identity. Former President George Bush called it a “War on Terror.” In reality, we fight defensively against Islam’s war on Western thought, Western culture, Western religion and Western civilization. Again, Islam detests Western thought, freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Nonetheless, ‘soft’ jihad continues in America with eight million Muslim immigrants in 20 years and another 10 million coming within the next two decades. We impregnate ourselves with Islam at great risk.

“Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.”  `George Washington”


FBI: “10% of U.S. Mosques Preach Jihad”, 11/10/09, 1,200 mosques in America are”Moderate to Extreme”

In Newsweek, November 23, 2009, Jacob Weisberg, said,

“In the past several months, officials have interrupted a rash of domestic terror plots. These include four men accused of planning to attack synagogues and shoot down aircraft in Newburgh, NY; Colorado Muslim immigrant Zazi making bombs; attempt by Jordanian Muslim immigrant to blow up 60 story Dallas skyscraper; immigrant in Boston plot to attack a shopping mall, 11 men in Detroit three weeks ago in gunfight with police as they screamed for Sharia Law and a separate Muslim state in Michigan.”

Last week, U.S. Major Hasan blasted 42 unarmed Americans at Fort Hood. In a London, England, Muslim “Religion of Peace” demonstration, followers sported signs:

“Slay those who insult Islam”;
“Behead those who insult Islam”;
“Europe is a cancer, Islam is the answer”;
“Islam will dominate the world”;
“Europe will pay, your 9/11 is on its way.”

Born in the 6th century by an illiterate thug named Muhammad, who beheaded his enemies, raped young girls and cut off hands of opponents – Islam adheres to mass illiteracy of its followers, violence, female subjugation, stoning of women, female genital mutilation, “honor” killings and a distinct vengeance on anyone who does not follow its teachings. Every major terrorist act from the 1972 Munich Olympic killings, to Lockerbie, to airport shootings, to unrest and tension in Western societies leads to Muslim immigrants infiltrating host countries. The Muslim idea is simple; the violent overthrow of the infidels. Muslims wish to live in free societies, but their “prime directive” advocates change toward Sharia Law, which is theocratic law. In other words, Islam rules over reason. Holland, France, England and Belgium- now in the clutches of millions of Islamic immigrants unwilling to assimilate- stand in the crosshairs of cultural suicide.

A recent Dutch study reported, “Western European and Muslim ways of life are irreconcilable.” “Sadly, mainstream Muslims teach, accept and promote violence,” said Tawfik Hamid, a former Muslim terrorist, in his Wall Street Journal piece, “The trouble with Islam ,” April 3, 2007. “Women are stoned to death and clitorectomies promoted.” With eight million Muslims in America, their silence illustrates a deafening support for their barbaric atrocities. Huge Muslim population growth in the U.S. — What are we thinking? Look at Detroit, Michigan and the suburb of Dearborn. Muslims transformed that city into their own beachhead in America. They’ve displaced most American-citizens where they have enclaved. The same slums that descended on Holland grow in Detroit. Given enough time, more and more ‘dedicated’ Muslim groups- like the three Duka brothers at Fort Dix two years ago- will plan more new killing scenarios. It’s the nature of Islam. Are you aware that these three illegal aliens came to the U.S. through Brownsville, TX-illegally crossing the U.S. Mexican border more than twenty years ago? Are you aware that the cops in New Jersey chose to look the other way while these aliens ran loose?

The Koran states:

SURAH (Chapter) 9:5

Those who reject Islam must be killed. If they turn back (from Islam), take them and kill them wherever you find them.

SURAH 4:89

So, when you meet (in fight-jihad in Allah’s Cause) those who disbelieve, smite (their) necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly.

For those Americans who don’t understand what we face as a nation and as a culture, I bring you to the three stages of jihad of Islam:

All countries with Muslim immigrants suffer one of the following stages of jihad:Weakened Stage

This stage applies to Muslims that must submit to the law of the land they live in. They are a weak, small minority living in a non-Islamic society.

Preparation Stage

In this stage Muslims have become an influential minority. They will now make preparations to accumulate finances, recruit the young to commit to the next stage of jihad that will confront the enemy.

Let not the Unbelievers think that they can get the better (of the godly): they will never frustrate (them). Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies of Allah and your enemies, and others besides whom you may not know, but whom Allah knows.

SURAH 8:59

Jihad Stage

Influence and power marks this state of the Muslim minority. It is now your duty to overturn the governments of the non-Muslim countries into establishing Islamic authority.

Fight and slay the Pagans wherever you find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war).

As America immigrates millions of Muslims, this country turns itself into another country. Women will be relegated to secondary slave status. Sharia Law will trump democratic law. Barbaric customs such as stoning of women, arranged marriages, honor killings, female genital mutilation and men enjoying four wives will become the norm as they use the U.S. Constitution to implement their culture upon America. U.S. Major Nadal Hasan followed Sharia Law.

Are we willing to negate our culture, our laws and our way of life to allow them theirs? In 2009, we speed toward an Islamic future here in the former United States of America. Perhaps in 50 years, they will change our country to the United States of Islam. For current examples: Great Britain, France, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Spain and Germany.

In response to their declarations – “This is not Islam” I repeat: Your silence illustrates a deafening support for Islam’s barbaric atrocities. That which you do not condemn- you condone by default!

Oklahoma – We salute you!

An update from Oklahoma:

Oklahoma law passed, 37 to 9, an amendment to place the Ten Commandments on the front entrance to the state capitol.  The feds in D.C., along with the ACLU, said it would be a mistake. Hey this is a conservative state, based on Christian values…!    HB 1330

Oklahoma did it anyway.

Oklahoma recently passed a law in the state to incarcerate all illegal immigrants, and ship them back to where they came from, unless they get a green card and become an
American citizen.  They all scattered.  HB 1804.  Hope we didn’t send any of them to your state.  This was against the advice of the Federal Government, and the ACLU, they said it would be a mistake.

Guess what……….. Oklahoma did it anyway.

Recently we passed a law to include DNA samples from any and all illegals into the Oklahoma database, for criminal investigative purposes.  Pelosi said it was unconstitutional.     1102

Guess what…….. Oklahoma did it anyway.
Several weeks ago, we passed a law, declaring   Oklahoma as a Sovereign state, not under the Federal Government directives.  Joining Texas, Montana and Utah as the only states to do so.  More
states are likely to follow: Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia, Mississippi, and Florida.  Save your confederate money, it appears the South is about to rise up once again.  HJR 1003

Guess what…….. Oklahoma did it anyway.

The federal Government has made bold steps to take away our guns.  Oklahoma, a week ago, passed a law confirming people in this state have the right to bear arms and transport them in
their vehicles.  I’m sure that was a setback for the criminals (and Obamaites). Liberals didn’t like it — But …

Guess what…….. Oklahoma did it anyway.

By the way, Obama does not like any of this.

Guess what…. who cares…  Oklahoma is doing it anyway.

United We Stand Divided We Fall! 

Muslims in 21st. Century America: Harsh Treatment of Muslim Women

By Frosty Wooldridge
November 26, 2009

Part 6: how Muslim men treat their women, clashing cultures of Middle East and West, silent-assertion’s ultimate dilemma

Unfortunately, Islam abhors equality for women. Each year, in alliance with Sharia Law, thousands of Muslim husbands and sons kill their wives and daughters in accordance with “honor killings.” They behead them, strangle them, stone them and shoot them. If a Muslim woman suffers rape, Muslim men blame the woman. Then a father, husband or son may kill that woman for dishonoring the family. On average, over 5,000 Muslim women suffer death annually at the hands of Islamic honor killings.

Islam also mandates an ancient ritual called ‘female genital mutilation’. This custom, performed on their young girls, cuts and mutilates the vital sexual being out of the woman, usually before age nine. The butchery proves painful with no anesthetic and devastating for a lifetime for the woman! In some cases, the child dies from infections from the procedure carried on with crude instruments such as glass or razor blades. After the operation, she cannot enjoy any intimate fulfillment for the rest of her life.

According to Sharia Law, Muslim women found guilty of some error in personal conduct may be stoned to death. Muslim women cannot vote, drive cars or leave their homes without a family male escort. They must cover their bodies and heads with a burka. In many parts of the Middle East, they must cover their faces completely while in public. You’ve seen it on TV!

In effect, they must bow to the total subjugation of Muslim men. They cannot speak nor may they enjoy a voice in their societies. They must defer to men in public and private at all times. A Western person might call it misogyny in the extreme.

Brutal aspects of Sharia Law from the Koran:

1. Husbands may hit their wives even if the husbands merely fear high-handedness in their wives. The Quran in Sura 4:34 says: “If you fear high-handedness from your wives, remind them, then ignore them when you go to bed, then hit them. If they obey you, you have no right to act against them. Allah is most high and great.”

In the United States, this action would be considered assault and battery, as well as wife abuse: punished by a fine and jail time.

2. A man may be polygamous with up to four wives. The Quran in Sura 4:3 says: “And if you be apprehensive that you will not be able to do justice to the orphans, you may marry two or three or four women whom you choose.”

Such behavior stands in violation of all U.S. laws. No one in the United States may marry two, three or four women.

3. Arranged marriages and marrying anyone under the age of 17 violates U.S. laws and most state laws. In Sharia Law, mature men are allowed to marry prepubescent girls. The Quran in Sura 65:1: “Prophet, when you divorce women, divorce them for their prescribed waiting-period and count the waiting-period accurately. And if you are in doubt about those of your women who have despaired of menstruation, their waiting period is three months, and the same applies to those who have not menstruated as yet.”

Having sex with anyone under 17 in the United States stands as statutory rape and violates U.S. law. In Sharia Law, men may consummate sex with girls nine to 12.

4. A husband has sex with his wife, as a plow goes into a field. The Quran in Sura (Chapter) 2:223 says: “Your women are your fields, so go into your fields whichever way you like.”

Within the United States, a woman has the right not to be mistreated during intimacy. She stands equal in a court of law, but Sharia Law, her standing remains only half that of a man.

The oppression of women that Islam advocates not only disturbs Americans, but stands in direct contrast with everything that Western civilization stands for when it comes to the rights of women.

“Immigrants devoted to their own cultures and religions are not influenced by the secular politically correct façade that dominates academia, news-media, entertainment, education, religious and political thinking today,” said James Walsh, former Associate General Counsel of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. “They claim the right not to assimilate, and the day is coming when the question will be how can the United States regulate the defiantly unassimilated cultures, religions and mores of foreign lands? Such immigrants say their traditions trump the U.S. legal system. Balkanization of the United States has begun.”


With Islam gaining an ever greater foothold in America, we will see more and more advocates for Sharia Law. That which most Americans find distasteful and barbaric—already manifests in the United States with 7 to 8 million Muslims. We will see violent treatment of more and more women and suffer more and more court cases of Muslim men as they kill their wives and daughters for disobeying them.

Fox News, January 1, 2008 reported a Muslim honor killing in Garrett, Texas when a 12 year old girl and her sister called 911, screaming, “My dad shot me; I am dying.” She and her sister died before an ambulance arrived. Reason: father didn’t like them wearing western jeans and blouses. “Honor Killing in Texas” by Robert Spencer, 01/08/2008. “Amina Said, 18, and her sister Sarah, 17, smile happily in one widely circulating photo, and Amina is wearing what looks like a sweatshirt bearing the name “AMERICAN.” But their fate may have been the herald of a new, disquieting feature of the American landscape: honor killing. Amina and Sarah were shot dead in Irving, Texas, on New Year’s Day. Police are searching for their father, Yaser Abdel Said, on a warrant for capital murder.”

In Clayton County, Georgia, January 26, 2009, a Pakistani immigrant father, Chaudry Rashid strangled his daughter for not accepting his choice of a husband. She wanted a divorce. She was 14 when she died. “Man Accused Of Killing Daughter For Family Honor” by Jamie Tarabay of NPR. “Honor killings are old rites of murder within families, committed because of some perceived dishonor or shame. The United Nations estimates around 5,000 deaths occur each year — mostly of women, mostly in South Asia and the Middle East.”

In New York, February 16, 2009, FOX News, Joshua Rhett Miller reported, “The estranged wife of a Muslim television executive feared for her life after filing for divorce last month from her abusive husband,” her attorney said — and was found beheaded Thursday in his upstate New York television studio. Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37, was found dead on Thursday at the offices of Bridges TV in Orchard Park, N.Y., near Buffalo. Her husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, has reportedly been charged with second-degree murder. “She was very much aware of the potential ramification of her filing for divorce might have,” said attorney Elizabeth DiPirro, whose law firm represented Aasiya Hassan in the divorce proceeding. “But she wanted to proceed despite the potential for it to erupt.”

Not only their women! I have a graphic series of pictures of a Muslims father placing his eight year old child’s arm under a truck tire and then, the truck proceeds to crush the child’s arm and mangle it. The child disobeyed his father and his punishment included a mangled arm for life. If you would like me to forward you the series of pictures, please write me:

Islamic Law dominates its adherents with fear and futility. If a drunken Muslim drives over five people resulting in their deaths, he will be arrested for breaking of the law. But Muslims call it, “Allah’s will” and will not condemn him. The reason you heard nothing from Muslims in America concerning the Fort Hood massacre stems from the fact that their belief system says that Major Hasan followed “Allah’s will.” If they question Allah’s will, they will become non-believers and subject to brutal consequences from Allah.

n Western thought, you could call it a “Catch 22”. For the United States and much of Europe, we find ourselves in a cultural “Catch 22”, and, at some point, it will boil into violence. As I said, Mark Twain’s ‘silent-assertion’ cannot continue without a response. Islam in America, at some point, will cause violent confrontation. If not confronted, Islam will become the new cultural paradigm in America: thus taking Western civilization back into the Dark Ages of the 6th century where Islam began.

Something to Cheer About


From the BBC -UN unveils Network of Men to fight abuse of women

Ban Ki-moon said men’s attitudes to women needed to change UN chief Ban Ki-moon has unveiled a Network of Men Leaders to act as male role models in a campaign opposing violence against women. He urged all men to join the campaign, saying about 70% of women experience some form of physical or sexual violence from men. The 14 men currently in the network include Spanish PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Wednesday is the International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women. This is the 10th anniversary of the founding of the day. ‘Global chorus’ Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho and Norwegian Justice Minister Knut Storberget are also among those chosen for the new list. They had all demonstrated a commitment to oppose violence against women, said Mr Ban, adding that the group was expected to grow. “These men will add their voices to the growing global chorus for action,” he said.

Speaking at the UN headquarters in New York, the secretary-general called on men and boys around the world to join the campaign. Women are most at risk from violent partners or a man they know “Break the silence,” he said. “When you witness violence against women and girls, do not sit back. Act. Advocate. Unite to change the practices and attitudes that incite, perpetrate and condone this violence.” He said it was unacceptable that so many women experienced some form of physical or sexual violence from men – mostly from their husbands, intimate partners, or someone they knew.

He said men must teach each other that real men do not violate or oppress women – and that a woman’s place is not just in the home or in the fields but in schools, offices and boardrooms. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the South African Nobel Peace Laureate, said: “You are a weak man if you use your physical superiority to assault and brutalise women.
“I will continue fighting until the end of my days for the right of women and girls to live a life free from violence and abuse.”

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Eric Holder’s Fundamental Mistake

Lindsey Graham Destroys Eric Holder

The Source of Obama’s Anti-Israel Policy

Reprint of Original by Bishop E W Jackson Sr. (United States), Jun 29, 2009 at 11:25

Like Obama, I am a graduate of Harvard Law School. I too have Muslims in my family. I am black, and I was once a leftist Democrat. Since our backgrounds are somewhat similar, I perceive something in Obama’s policy toward Israel which people without that background may not see. All my life I have witnessed a strain of anti-Semitism in the black community. It has been fueled by the rise of the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan, but it predates that organization.

We heard it in Jesse Jackson’s “HYMIE town” remark years ago during his presidential campaign. We heard it most recently in Jeremiah Wright’s remark about “them Jews” not allowing Obama to speak with him. I hear it from my own Muslim family members who see the problem in the Middle East as a “Jew” problem.

Growing up in a small, predominantly black urban community in Pennsylvania, I heard the comments about Jewish shop owners. They were “greedy cheaters” who could not be trusted, according to my family and others in the neighborhood. I was too young to understand what it means to be Jewish, or know that I was hearing anti-Semitism. These people seemed nice enough to me, but others said they were “evil”. Sadly, this bigotry has yet to be eradicated from the black community.

In Chicago, the anti-Jewish sentiment among black people is even more pronounced because of the direct influence of Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. Most African Americans are not followers of “The Nation”, but many have a quiet respect for its leader because, they say, “he speaks the truth” and “stands up for the black man”. What they mean of course is that he viciously attacks the perceived “enemies” of the black community white people and Jews. Even some self-described Christians buy into his demagoguery.

The question is whether Obama, given his Muslim roots and experience in Farrakhan’s Chicago, shares this antipathy for Israel and Jewish people. Is there any evidence that he does. First, the President was taught for twenty years by a virulent anti-Semite, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. In the black community it is called “sitting under”. You don’t merely attend a church, you “sit under” a Pastor to be taught and mentored by him. Obama “sat under” Wright for a very long time. He was comfortable enough with Farrakhan Wright’s friend to attend and help organize his “Million Man March”. I was on C-Span the morning of the march arguing that we must never legitimize a racist and anti-Semite, no matter what “good” he claims to be doing. Yet a future President was in the crowd giving Farrakhan his enthusiastic support.

The classic left wing view is that Israel is the oppressive occupier, and the Palestinians are Israel’s victims. Obama is clearly sympathetic to this view. In speaking to the “Muslim World,” he did not address the widespread Islamic hatred of Jews. Instead he attacked Israel over the growth of West Bank settlements. Surely he knows that settlements are not the crux of the problem. The absolute refusal of the Palestinians to accept Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state is the insurmountable obstacle. That’s where the pressure needs to be placed, but this President sees it differently. He also made the preposterous comparison of the Holocaust to Palestinian “dislocation”.

Obama clearly has Muslim sensibilities. He sees the world and Israel from a Muslim perspective. His construct of “The Muslim World” is unique in modern diplomacy. It is said that only The Muslim Brotherhood and other radical elements of the religion use that concept. It is a call to unify Muslims around the world. It is rather odd to hear an American President use it. In doing so he reveals more about his thinking than he intends. The dramatic policy reversal of joining the unrelentingly ant-Semitic, anti-Israel and pro-Islamic UN Human Rights Council is in keeping with the President’s truest albeit undeclared sensibilities.

Those who are paying attention and thinking about these issues do not find it unreasonable to consider that President Obama is influenced by a strain of anti-Semitism picked up from the black community, his leftist friends and colleagues, his Muslim associations and his long period of mentorship under Jeremiah Wright. If this conclusion is accurate, Israel has some dark days ahead. For the first time in her history, she may find the President of the United States siding with her enemies. Those who believe as I do that Israel must be protected had better be ready for the fight. We are.

E.W. Jackson is Bishop of Exodus Faith Ministries, an author and retired attorney.