Absolute Moral Authority

Because plain old moral authority just wasn’t good enough — a mesablue production

Archive for December 18th, 2006

“Hug a Muslim for Christmas”

Posted by mesablue on December 18, 2006

You too can help solve the problems in the Middle East.

Chief reporter urges readers to hug a Muslim

A Jersey Evening Post journalist is making a late bid to reach the top of the charts this Christmas by dressing as a reindeer and urging the nation to “hug a Muslim”.

Why didn’t they tell us that’s all we had to do a long time ago?

Don’t squeeze too hard, though–sometimes they explode.

Hat tip to Ace

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MILF bares al-Qaeda plot

Posted by mesablue on December 18, 2006

Philipine Daily Inquirer:

COTABATO CITY — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said on Sunday that al-Qaeda-affiliated militants had plotted to disrupt the 12th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Cebu.

Heh, that’s not what I first thought they meant when I saw the title.

Moosetracked at the Bullwinkle Blog.

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Bill Roggio is on the ground in Iraq

Posted by mesablue on December 18, 2006

Bill is On patrol with 3 Company, 3-2-1 Iraqi Army in southern Fallujah

FALLUJAH, IRAQ: The mission of the Police and Military Transition Teams here in Fallujah is to assist with the turnover of the city to the Iraqis. This is happening, slowly but surely. In southwestern Fallujah, 3 Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division (3-2-1) owns the battlespace of a majority of the Resafa neighborhood. Resafa was one of the last bastions of al-Qaeda during the 2004 assault on the city.

Do yourself a favor and read the full article. Bill was previously embedded in Iraq in 2005 and Afghanistan in the Spring of 2006.

Very little of the news that we get out of Iraq these days comes from reporters that actually witness what they report. Bill writes about first hand experiences, not third hand rumors from dubious or ficticious sources like some news organizations (AP).

If you care at all about what is really happening in Iraq, you owe it to yourself to follow Bill’s reports. Plus, they are damned good.

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Moonbat hypocrites strike again

Posted by mesablue on December 18, 2006

‘Peace’ Advocates Vandalize Cars at Army Recruiting Station by Mary Katharine Ham.

Yep, folks, this is my hometown area once again. Down here in the Triangle, we support the justice system by dragging innocent young men with solid alibis through a year-long rape case while hiding exculpatory evidence. And, we support the troops with cans of spray paint!

Police charged five protesters on Friday during the second demonstration in a month outside the new Army recruiting station.

“We thought it was important to not have this recruiting station open quietly,” said Emily McFarlane, a UNC-Chapel Hill junior who helped organize the protest at the Army Career Center, 1502 E. Franklin St.

Quiet is was not:

In addition to the protests, two government cars parked outside the recruiting station were vandalized with spray painted messages, “Go home!” on one and “Not welcome!” on the other.

“Go home,” troops that we totally support. You’re “not welcome,” good men and women of the armed services, whose service we appreciate so sincerely even though we don’t necessarily support your mission in Iraq. Riiight. Tell me more about it.

And, the Chamber of Commerce, which holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony for any new member that requests it, wussed out of this one, citing safety concerns posed by thuggish lefties.

The troops can face down IEDs in Iraq, but the Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce can’t handle a handful of SDSers and “Raging Grannies” to come out and show support for them? Lame.

Moral Authority? Nah. These idiots are just clueless hippies. Part of the non-violent, we’ll beat you up if we don’t like what you say as long as there are more of us crowd.

And lest we think this is an isolated incident MKH points to coverage of more “peace loving” activism from Michelle Malkin – An Attack On The ROTC, from last April.

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Iran – Ahmadinejad opponents leading elections

Posted by mesablue on December 18, 2006

Now this is interesting, via the AP:

TEHRAN, Iran – Opponents of hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took an early lead in key races in Iran’s local elections, according to partial results announced Monday, with moderate conservatives winning control of councils across the country.

If the final results hold — especially in the bellwether capital, Tehran — it will be an embarrassment to Ahmadinejad, whose anti-Israeli rhetoric and unyielding position on Iran’s nuclear program have provoked condemnation in the West and moves toward sanctions at the U.N. Security Council.

Encouraging news. Ahmadinejad tried to play dictator in a country that is still a democracy. It’s funny that he couldn’t see that the reason he was elected originally was to move away from the hard line governments of the past.

Nice to see some good news coming out of Iran for a change.

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Crime up in Detroit — Again

Posted by mesablue on December 18, 2006

The Detroit News:

Crime in Detroit was up in nearly every category in the first six months of the year, with overall violent crime rising nearly 3 percent, according to FBI statistics released today.

Slayings in the city climbed from 169 in the first half of 2005 to 186 in the same period this year, the preliminary reports show. Reported rapes increased 20 percent, robberies went up 13 percent and burglaries jumped 19 percent, records show. Violent assaults dropped nearly 3 percent and arsons plummeted 27 percent compared to 2005.

What’s really scary is the jump in percentages. Detroit’s population continues to plummet while the number of crimes rises against a smaller number of people. Detroit has less than half the population of two decades ago, but twice the crime. The drop in arsons is not very exciting because the city finally bulldozed many of the abandoned houses and the available houses to burn was probably down by at least 27 percent.

It’s nice to see some of the new development downtown, but none of that matters if the city falls apart around it.

Update — Carin from Is This Blog On? has a timely post:

Dear Kwame, Detroit City Council, and other Concerned Parties

I am officially done with Detroit. DONE. I’ve lived here almost all of my life. I was raised downtown in Lafayette Park. I walked to the old Hudson’s to do my Christmas shopping (before that was torn down.) I skated on Belle Isle (before that became a gangster hangout and the skating hut was abandoned.) I waited with anticipated for you to change these things; you could have made a nominal charge for admittance to the Island to help cut down the cruising (and drinking and drugs.) But you refused. Now, families are afraid to go there. You could have done lots of things, but you didn’t.

Read the whole thing.

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And the winner is…?

Posted by mesablue on December 18, 2006

Yul, by one vote.

Hate to admit it but, Survivor is one of my guilty pleasures. I’ve been watching since the first season and haven’t stopped.

I usually can’t stand watching stupid people do stupid things on reality TV. Maybe it’s just because they plunk these folks down on an island paradise and see what happens that gets my interest.

I’ve done the month or two in the middle of no where thing a couple of times. It would be interesting to see how I would react with a bunch of goofballs with no outdoor skills around.

In this season, Yul deserved the win, he definitely played the game better than anyone else. Ozzy was a big surprise in how he dominated the physical and mental challenges.

And yes, since this is a brand spanking new blog, this is a pathetic bleg for traffic hoping that someone searches for Survivor and clicks on my link. If you got here that way, please leave a comment just to say hello.

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Absolute Moral Authority Roundup

Posted by mesablue on December 18, 2006

I don’t intend this blog to be an aggregator or just a linkfest. However, since I chose to name the blog Absolute Moral Authority, a little context is probably in order. The issue has gotten a lot of attention lately and is one of the reasons I decided to carve out a little spot in the blogosphere. Plus, I need to figure out fun little things like trackback pings.

I haven’t seen an Absolute Moral Authority roundup anywhere else, so hopefully this post will actually serve some small purpose.

To start off, Hot Air Introduces the Absolute Moral Authority card.

Find yourself in a jam? Are your anti-war lies catching up with you? Then use the Absolute Moral Authority card and get right out of trouble free. Once you play the Absolute Moral Authority card, no one can ever question you again, no matter what you say or do!

A great article from last year by Charles Krauthammer — Bad Choice for an Antiwar Voice in The Washington Post.

Pajama Pundits on Cindy Sheehan and Moral Authority.

Michelle Malkin writes about the sensitive subject of Criticizing The “Jersey Girls”.

Unfortunately, lost in all the hype and hyperbole on both sides is the central point about the absolute moral authority the MSM confers on victims they agree with–while victims whose politics they do not share can’t get the time of day.

The Unalienable Right serves up on Maureen Dowd’s unique view of moral authority.

Mark Steyn covers the issue in a New York Sun opinion editorial, Absolute Authority?

The QandO Blog, You Will Respect My (Moral) Authority!

When it comes to making arguments from a position of moral authority, let him who is without sin cast the first stone.

An ongoing discussion at Political Crossfire Where does the ultimate moral authority come from?

That’s enough to get started. In the future, I’ll link articles that I feel are important to the issue and actually add my thoughts.

Moosetracked at the Bullwinkle Blog.

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Secret Testing…

Posted by mesablue on December 18, 2006

Of the new Army Combat Uniform.

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Eason Jordan is on the loose again!

Posted by mesablue on December 18, 2006

Jay Tea at Wizbang has an interesting write up on Eason Jordan’s — he of being fired from the CNN news chief job for making up fantasies about US soldiers targeting reporters fame — latest screed. Mr. Jordan is now running around Iraq promising “unbiased” coverage of events on the ground there. He starts out with a piece on the rising price of black market AK-47 ammo and shows a remarkable lack of understanding of free market economic forces. Prices go up when things are hard to get Mr. Jordan, not the other way around. Eason would have us believe that Shia Iraqi police officers are flooding the black market with the ammo.

Anyway, Jay puts together a good read: Eason Jordan: living down to my expectations.

According to Mr. Jordan (if we can trust him), the price has spiked recently, and he ties this in to one of the black market’s biggest source of ammunition: dissatisfied and disloyal Shia police officers.

Jordan presents this as a sign of corruption and failure among the police, and that’s one possible interpretation. But I can’t believe he was so ignorant or biased to overlook the real significance of rising prices of ammunition.

With a nice tie in to Mr. Jordan’s tenuous grasp on Moral Authority when it comes to anything pertaining to Iraq:

Jordan, like it or not, has no standing as an objective source of information. He spent literally years as an unpaid supporter of Saddam’s regime, willingly suppressing news of atrocities and other misdeeds of Saddam and his cronies in a devil’s pact for “access.” Then, after his partners in Saddam’s government fell, he gave aid and comfort to the insurgents by attacking the US military, saying they were “deliberately targeting” journalists in Iraq — without offering a single shred of evidence that it was so.

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