Friday, December 29, 2006

ROSCOE’S Weak-End Review


Thank God the deed was done while U.S. forces were still in place. You think that might have been on the minds of the new Iraqi leaders, too?


This about says it all. Don’t you think?

Thursday, December 28, 2006

A tale of two culture wars

Bad news for those of the pink persuasion:

Turkey: Editor of gay magazine to stand trial

But instead of recognizing the jihad threat, homosexual activists in the West are concentrating on a threat they think is much more serious: that of the "Christian Right," despite the fact that none of their favorite bogeymen -- Falwell, Robertson, Dobson -- have ever called for their imprisonment. And of course, this is Turkey: Sharia supremacists elsewhere have done much worse.

Read the rest at Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch.

And meanwhile

Our friend Joel Rosenberg reports:

More Muslims converted to faith in Jesus Christ over the past decade than at any other time in human history. A spiritual revolution is underway throughout North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. As a result, a record number of ex-Muslims are celebrating Christmas this year, despite intense persecution, arrests, assassinations, and widespread church bombings.

Bottom line? Joel says, “It's not being reported by the mainstream media, but the God of the Bible is moving powerfully and dramatically throughout the Muslim world.”

Read the rest here, including a rundown of countries where these miracles are occurring.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

ROSCOE'S Mid-Weak Review

Iran update

They're only reliable rumors at this point, but we hear that there's some serious Pentagon planning going on for a major strike on Iran. The question is whether this is just war-gaming contingency-type plans, or the real thing. . .

Meanwhile, here's something you and I can actually do: Disinvest Iran.

People like Frank Gaffney and Dick Morris have been promoting a strategy to Hit Iran Where It Hurts--i.e., in the pocketbook.

Morris sayeth:

Investment funds - including pension funds - all over America are helping Iran develop the nuclear weapons that will eventually threaten us by investing in companies that directly subsidize Iran. We must all band together to stop these self-defeating investments.

Roscoe sayeth: Check it out.

Iraq update: By the neck till dead

From our young friend William Warren. All we can say is good thing it's sooner than later--like after we leave and the government falls. Could you imagine the scenario allowing the possibility of Saddam returning to power? Yikes.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Dirty chauvinist pigs

We’ve got some bad news for those of you of the female persuasion:

You are “like domestic animals,” you’re the property of your husbands, and occasional beatings are good for you. Because of Eve, all of you women “menstruate and are stupid.”

Not only that, but your testimony in court is only worth half as much as a man’s, and you need to have four witnesses to substantiate a charge of rape against a man.

C’mon, feministas. You gonna stand for this? Read the whole article about the men who promulgate this belief system—and then go get ’em. (Although we do have to warn you: They’re not Republicans.)


Our guy behind the former Iron Curtain, Doug Landro, is posting some interesting items this week about the fallout from the poisoning death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko. Go visit our sister Web site over at
The Big Orange and see what we’re talking about.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

ROSCOE'S Weak-End Review

Merry Christmas, Dhimmicrats

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—and hopes that it will eat him last.” – Winston Churchill

Democrats Shake Bush and Cheney ...
Rumsfeld & Bolton Fly
(Jalal Al-Rifa'i, Al-Dustour, 12/6/06).
From Al-Jazeerah.

Not so fast, Javad

Typical. Just to demonstrate that crooked men cannot seem to utter straight words, the Iranian ambassador to the United Nations, Javad Zarif, had trouble responding to UN sanctions against his country yesterday for its nuclear program. His only resort, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency, was a tired, old deflection to the bogeyman of Israel.

"The same governments which have pushed this council to take groundless punitive measures against Iran's peaceful nuclear program have systematically prevented it from taking any action to nudge the Israeli regime towards submitting itself to the rules governing the nuclear nonproliferation regime," Zarif told the 15-nation council.

Well, Javad, there’s one little difference. You have nobody but yourself to blame. Your country is the one threatening its neighbors and talking about wiping Israel off the map. The UN pantywaist appeasers would never have approved the first sanction against your country had it not been for those threats. Not even they are willing to let a child play with a loaded revolver.

Get real, Javad.

And--oh, yes-- MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Friday, December 22, 2006

ROSCOE’S Weak-End Review

Al Qaeda sends a message to Dhimmicrats

If this doesn’t make your blood boil, we suggest you move to France. . .

In what sounds like a brotherly, albeit patronizing, tone, al Qaeda No. 2 man Ayman al Zawahiri admonishes U.S. Dhimmicrats not to get too puffed up over their defeat of those evil Republicans in last month’s election. It was really the triumph of al Qaeda’s “Mujahideen,” he asserts in the latest tape from that scare closet, according to ABC News. He also warns the incoming Dhimmicrat leaders to negotiate only with him and Osama bin Laden, not with those other Islamniacs.

Sounds to us like the Dhimmicrats have more common cause with our enemy than they do with their own country. But wait, there’s more: ABC’s Brian Ross says the tone of Zawahiri’s statement “takes a distinctly less threatening tone and may reflect an attitude that victory in Iraq and Afghanistan is near.”

Our view: Americans need to fight with overwhelming force, toss Zawahiri into Gitmo, throw away the key and win this thing. And the Dhimmicrats need to move to France. . .

Carter’s Arab financiers

Well, well. So, the truth comes out. Our friend Rachel Ehrenfeld seems to have uncovered a silver bullet that explains a lot about Mr. Jimmuh Carter—why he’s such a thorn in the flesh on the war on terror, so anti-Israel, etc. Seems it all has to do with … do-re-mi. Even ol’ cynical Roscoe was a bit taken aback by the venality of Mr. High Horse here.

See Robert Spencer’s Dhimmi Watch with links to Rachel’s reporting. She does good work.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Handwriting on the wall

Iran’s nut job, President Mahmoud “Mojo” Ahmadinejad, has now taken to taunting our lame duck president.

"Mr. Bush can travel to one of the American states, inviting the people to a stadium to see how the people would treat him," the ISNA students news agency quoted him as saying.

"I am sure that the American people would treat Mr. Bush as the Indonesian people treated him," he said referring to protests that greeted Bush on a visit to Indonesia last month.

See rest of story at Al Reuters.

With all due respect (not much), Mojo, you don’t know what the h*** you’re talking about. But that’s no news flash. Apart from Cindy Sheehan and a few other head cases, our president still commands considerable respect here. Unlike yourself, who actually did get the kind of treatment you’re describing—from your own people, who shouted you down last week when you tried to speak. Is that what’s on your alleged mind? Is that why you’re trying to deflect and dodge and weave?

You should talk. I have it on good authority from some credible sources that you’ve fallen into considerable disfavor within your own country—and outside, too, though most of that’s not shared for public consumption. Like one of your predecessors who witnessed the hand of God writing his epitaph on the wall, your days, too, are numbered. Repent, Mojo, while you still have the chance—or face the woes that are in store for you.

Why isn’t this a much bigger deal?

The Sandy Burglar stolen documents case is one of the very best examples I know of mainstream mediocracy bias. While all the drive-by dinosaur media journalistas were hellbent on the non-story of Karl Rove and Valerie Plame, they virtually ignored the real story of Berger’s prosecution for stealing—and possibly doctoring—classified documents that might have revealed too much to the 9/11 commission about the Clintonistas’ misefeasance in the war on terror.

NewsBusters does its usually great job of putting this one together. All to the further shame and disgrace of the mainstream mediocracy. Could you imagine the media feeding frenzy if this sort of thing had been committed by a Republican? Actually, we probably can't...

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Speaker in the henhouse

So much for making ethics reform the first order of business in the new year, as incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi promised during the election. One of the areas of concern she mentioned was House members’ widespread acceptance of free air travel from lobbyists and special interests.

So, what to our wondering eyes did appear yesterday but Santa Pelosi putting a big red bow on the House Ethics Committee and handing it over to Rep. Stephanie “Please Return Your Seat to Its Full Upright Position” Tubbs Jones, D-Cleveland—who just happens to be the flyingest member of Congress. Here’s what The New York Times had to say earlier about the frequent flyers of Capitol Hill:

The No. 1 traveler has been Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio, who is expected to be the next chairwoman of the House ethics committee. Tubbs Jones, who has taken 74 trips during the seven-year period, defends her trips, which have included a journey to a Las Vegas conference in 2005 courtesy of the United Steelworkers and a speaking engagement in Barbados earlier this year paid for by the National Bar Association.

“I make no apologies for the trips that I have taken during my tenure in Congress,” Tubbs Jones said in a statement. “As the only African American woman, and only Democratic woman on the Ways and Means Committee, I am often contacted by former constituents from my congressional district, and persons throughout the country for speaking engagements.”

At that rate, Stephanie was taking nearly one trip a month. Heck, seems like she’s taken almost as many trips as Jerry Garcia. You’ve probably heard that Sen. Harry Reid is planning on a government paid trip to Peru’s ancient city of Machu Picchu right after Christmas. A Reid spokesperson told the Washington Post that Reid, several other Senators and spouses, as well as staff will hear about “critical security and economic issues.” See PoliticalMoneyLine.

Do these people, like, have some part of their brain removed when they join the leadership club? That’s the only good explanation I can think of. Read the rest of the Times piece here. John Fund also had a nice piece on the subject.

The other interesting thing to note is that every one of the top 16 frequent flyers in Congress are all Dems. (Who, BTW, have the chutzpah to talk about a Republican culture of corruption.) Every list I’ve seen has been different in some way, but here’s one. You'll see some very familiar names:

1. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH): 71 Trips
2. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA): 69 Trips
3. Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN): 69 Trips
4. Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE): 68 Trips
5. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA): 63 Trips
6. Former Sen. John Breaux (D-LA): 61 Trips
7. Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC): 58 Trips
8. Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT): 55 Trips
9. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA): 51 Trips
10. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA): 50 Trips
11. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH): 50 Trips
12. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL): 49 Trips
13. Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D-MD): 48 Trips
14. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD): 48 Trips
15. Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL): 47 Trips
16. Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN): 45 Trips

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

ROSCOE’S Mid-Weak Review

Decrapitation Part 2

Is the Pentagon reading The Roscoe Daley Report? (See “Decrapitate this,” Tues. 12/12.) Makes you wonder, considering today’s quiet but startling reports that they’re “considering” a major Naval buildup in the Persian Gulf with a second carrier group to go there, probably after the first of the year. It’s described as a “warning” to Iran about its “increasingly provocative acts.”

We applaud the move. It’s time for put-up-or-shut-up for Mahmoud “Mojo” Ahmadinejad. Either way, he loses. By the way, do you have any idea what kind of firepower there is with just one carrier group? Shock and awe. I can’t even imagine two. We may trot out some facts and figures, if that’s really what’s going down.

What this tells us is that President Bush and new SecDef Robert Gates have crossed the Rubicon and decided to lay down the gauntlet, accepting a degree of likelihood of armed conflict with Iran. This just has to be. No nation that threatens to wipe others off the map should be allowed to go nuclear without a fight, especially one with a delusional nut at the helm like Mojo.

Brave new stem-cell world

Speaking of delusional, what Michael J. Fox, et al., won’t tell you—because they probably don’t believe it—is that when embryonic human life becomes a commodity, our humanity is also aborted:

Investigators in the Ukraine are probing whether missing infants and preborns taken from mothers by maternity staff at a Kharkov hospital were killed so their organs could be extracted for stem-cell experimentation.

A few months ago, Family News in Focus reported that women in the Ukraine were being paid about $200 at a time to have abortions in order to provide stem cells for beauty treatments. Now more grisly findings are being reported. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) said it has video of 30 infants and fetuses being exhumed from a cemetery used by a maternity hospital in the Ukraine. Some of the bodies are missing organs.

Continue reading article.

A first-degree Murtha?

There aren’t any really good, reliable links to offer on this, and it probably isn’t even true, but . . .

Conspiracy theorists on the net are buzzing about the disappearance of Ray Gricar, a Pennsylvania DA and political rival of Rep. John “Walking Culture of Corruption” Murtha. Gricar, a prosecutor in Murtha’s district, had been rumored as a potential candidate against Murtha before his mysterious disappearance.

Put this one down under Unsolved Mysteries—and then surf the Web and see what you can find. You’re not going to read about this in the mainstream mediocracy.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Political fish fry

Barack v. Hillary

Man, talk about feast or famine. Last couple of weeks we’d been experiencing our first true dry spell in terms of daily posting—like ol’ Mother Hubbard’s cupboard. Now, it’s more like shooting fish in a barrel.

I mean, we’ve got the Barack Hussein Obama political phenomenon-cum-train-wreck. Oh, you didn’t hear? Heh. Well, remember all of Mr. Hope’s Wal-Mart-bashing? Turns out his wife, Michelle, is on the board of directors—pulling down a tidy sum in addition to her regular gig—of a food company whose biggest customer is—of course—Wal-Mart.

And that’s not all. Seems he’s also got a really shady land deal going with a really dodgy character. All of which has got some folks thinking they’re picking up the scent of a Hillary-inspired takedown of her opposition. “If you had a sophisticated enough microscope, you probably could see the fingerprints of Hillary Clinton operatives on the anti-Obama story today in the Washington Post,” wrote Dan Curry in Reverse Spin.

French connection

Then we have a really tasty item about the French presidential race, which also features a strong candidate to be first woman president of her country, Segolene Royal. Mme. Royal, it turns out, really wants face time with Hillary, figuring it would really give her a bump back in France, where they idolize the Clintons. But of course.

But, oh, dear—just one little problem: Mme. Royal is an out-and-out Socialist, not a disingenuous progressive weeny like we have over here. And not just a pinko, but a pinko with serious baggage—like being way too cozy with a bunch of guys called Hezbollah and making rude comments about President Bush and U.S. foreign policy.

So, Hillary apparently is not too keen about such a tete a tete. It just wouldn’t do to have that kind of French Connection. The phone just keeps ringing, and no one answers. . .

So, shoot, with all this happening, we’ll have to finish up with Mr. Franken a bit later on. Just too doggone many fish too fry.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

ROSCOE’S Weak-End Report

Gag me

Did you hear the one about unhinged lefty clown Al Franken running for the U.S. Senate? Yeah, but it’s not a joke. Unfortunately. It’s apparently a serious bid to take on incumbent Norm Coleman in Franken’s home state of Minnesota.

Besides suggesting execution for Karl Rove and Scooter Libby, Franken is (in)famous as a former writer for Saturday Night Live, as one of the rats leaving the sinking Air America Radio ship and as so singularly lacking integrity as to merit an entire chapter in Peter Schwiezer’s great book on liberal hypocrisy, Do As I Say (Not As I Do). Schweizer describes Franken in his book as a “habitual liar, mean-spirited partisan and racial discriminator.”

In other words, if elected, he ought to fit right in. At least for a while. Rumor has it that Franken has even higher aspirations—the, gasp, presidency itself. You might not think Franken sounds exactly presidential in his demeanor—or even senatorial, for that matter. But that’s because you’re an idiot. Just ask Franken.

Like when he said recently about his potential candidacy, "Republicans always say, 'How dare Susan Sarandon and Martin Sheen get involved in politics!'" Franken said. "Then Arnold showed up and it was 'Oooh! Arnold’s running! Oooh! The Terminator!' Well, 'F' you!" We hear he eats with that mouth, too.

And, oh yeah, he’s running as a Democrat. But maybe you figured that out already, despite being an idiot. "Democrats,” says Franken, “care so much more for the poor than Republicans do." Yeah, Al, you know, has a really big heart.

Well, we might just have a few more things to say about all that in the days ahead. . .

Advance to the rear

Speaking of vicious weasels, we also hear that the French are about to do what they do best: Retreat.

Seems they’re removing all the special forces from Afghanistan, saying it’s becoming too dangerous. They’ve lost 10 soldiers during their participation in Operation Enduring Freedom. We can’t help but wonder how many of them were shot in the back. . .

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Our sentiments exactly

From our Israeli friend Yaakov Kirschen over at the Dry Bones blog:

And from our young friend William Warren:

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Dear Roscoe:

What do you think Bush will do with the Iraq Study Group report? What should he do?

--C. Rice

Dear C.:

You mean the Charmin Report? I believe he’ll do exactly what he should do with it—i.e., give it to Dick Cheney for his next hunting trip. You know, when you’re out there in the blind for hours at time, sometimes there’s just no Charmin to be had.

Exhibit A is Natan Sharanksy, the former Israeli deputy prime minister, who is calling this exactly what it is—“appeasement.” Our friend Joel Rosenberg has the whole story. Sharansky, you might recall, is the former Soviet refusenik who wrote the book The Case for Democracy, which was vastly influential on the molding of Bush doctrine. And furthermore, Sharansky is in Washington to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Friday.

We rest our case.

Dear Roscoe:

Where may we shop this year for Christmas?

--R. Reindeer

Dear R.:

If you don’t want us to laugh at you and call you names, you’ll shop at the NICE stores. Don't let us catch you at the NAUGHTY ones—the commie-pinko, egg-sucking, politically correct, Ebeneezer Scrooge establishments that don’t have the integrity to say “Merry Christmas” to Christmas shoppers.

Concerned Women for America has a good list. We won’t give the link here because trying to insert it caused our system to crash twice and we lost this post and had to start over and almost broke our keyboard and said bad words and totally lost our Christmas spirit, if not our sanctification, in the process. So, we’ll post the actual list instead:

Naughty and Nice 2006


New! LL Bean - Released three Christmas catalogs this year!
Tractor Supply Co.
The Apple Store
TJX stores (TJ Maxx, Marshall's, HomeGoods, A.J. Wright, Bob's stores)
SuperD Drug Stores
J.C. Penney's
Joann Fabrics
Linens 'N Things
Hobby Lobby
Farmer Jack (grocery)
Stater Brothers (grocery)
In-N-Out Burger
Christian Brothers Automotive
Bath & Body Works


Best Buy - steadfastly refuses to mention Christmas
Old Navy
Home Depot - still hiding behind the "holiday" trees
Lowe's - clerks will only say "Merry Christmas" when it is customer initiated
Plow & Hearth - you might find Christmas in the fine print
Crate & Barrel
Eddie Bauer - doesn't want to offend anyone
Toys 'R' Us
Banana Republic
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Dick's Sporting Goods
The Gap

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Decrapitate this

Regime change in Iran. Now. By whatever means necessary.

You’ve no doubt heard by now about the Holocaust denial conference going on in Tehran. Tuesday it was addressed by no less a personage than chief Loony Tune Mahmoud “Mojo” Ahmadinejad, who declared that Israel will soon be “wiped out.” See stories here and here.

The Bush White House termed this “an affront to the entire civilized world,” and British Prime Minister Tony Blair called it “shocking beyond belief.” On Laura Ingraham’s show, Middle East expert Michael Ledeen said Iran’s goal seems to be to deny that the Holocaust occurred—and to make sure that it happens again. Mojo and some of these other flakes need to tour Dachau, like I did a year and a half ago. This kind of denial is just plain nuts.

On his morning radio broadcast with guest Michael Medved, Focus on the Family’s Dr. James Dobson said there is an inescapable feeling of 1939 all over again.

Indeed. Except Hitler didn’t have nuclear weapons. What do you suppose he would have done if he’d had them? Well, I think we’re about to find out. Because it doesn’t appear that anyone yet on the world stage has the stones to stop his successor, Mojo.

We here have slowly and reluctantly come to the conclusion that we must go to war with Iran. Actually, Iran has been at war with us since the 1979 hostage crisis—we’ve just refused to acknowledge it. And we’re still failing to acknowledge the fact that the war we’re fighting in Iraq is really a proxy war with Iran and Syria.

Let’s get real and get it over with. It’s time to send the Sixth Fleet into the Persian Gulf and start imposing escalating sanctions against this evil regime until it’s either toppled from within or they take a shot at us and give us the excuse we need to clean house.

Except this time, we don’t go in for any nation building. Let the Iranians clean up their own mess once Mojo is gone. It’s time for decrapitation in Iran. Yeah, it won’t be fun, but the alternative is simply unthinkable.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Things we’ve been learning

Readership numbers here have been so dispiriting that it’s getting increasingly difficult to keep posting. Feels like we’d get more exposure on the restroom walls of tenement halls. So, posts will just have to come when we darn well feel like it, rather than through any extrinsic reward.

Meanwhile, here goes with some recent random stuff:

o Jack Murtha That stuff about the old hawk leading the movement of loyal Americans who suddenly realized they’d been deceived about the Iraq war? Forget it. All manufactured by the mainstream mediocracy in the run-up to the November election. The real truth: Murtha’s been against the war since 2003, about six months into it. Noel Sheppard of NewsBusters has the documentation.

o Culture of Corruption That’s the strangest issue for Dhimmicrats to base an election campaign on. If the electorate were suffering from Republican fatigue, just wait till they get a load of the warts and pimples of the new massas. Of course, if it were just up to the mainstream mediocracy, we wouldn’t hear about any of that. But with alternative media and the blogosphere, things have changed. Bigtime.

o Strong delusion Ex-Muslim Nonie Darwish (Now They Call Me Infidel, Sentinel, 2006) has great insights into the roots of Islamic extremism from a woman’s perspective. We highly recommend the book, and we’ll be doing a review of it for the Examiner newspapers. Radical Islam may never be cured until somehow truth and reality overcome deceit and delusion. One example: It was widely reported and just a widely believed that American food relief to the Afghan population was laced with poison. Maybe somebody needs to write a Michael Savage-type book, Islamofascism As a Mental Disorder.

More later. Maybe.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

ROSCOE’S Mid-Weak Review

A couple of items to commend to your attention, one concerning the Iraq Study Group report and the other, the consarned French:

The ISG Report

For our money, the Heritage Foundation has done a valiant job of analyzing the ISG report for us. Which is, of course, to say we agree with their viewpoint. To summarize, “The Iraq Study Group Report: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” finds some good news--such as its rejection of the idea of “partitioning” the country among the Sunnis, Shi’ites and Kurds—plus a good deal of bad—especially the ISG’s idea of going hat in hand to Iran and Syria for help in resolving this “low-grade civil war.”

That would be like going to the ACLU for help in getting more merchants to say “Merry Christmas” or more nativity scenes on public property. It’s just about the worst thing we could do. Mahmoud “Moho” Ahmadinejad does not share our values when it comes to international diplomacy. Oh, he might help, all right. But the price would be way too high—our acquiescence in his nuclearization. God help us. These people do not believe in keeping their word any longer than suits their own purposes.

The consarned French

There’s just no end to French chutzpah, now, is there? The latest kerfluffle is the presidential candidate, Ségolène Royal, who went out of her way to agree with a Hezbollah member of Parliament in bashing Israel and the United States. You can read her execrable remarks here.

Actually, we didn’t know France had Hezbollah members in Parliament, but it’s not really very surprising. We have one in our Congress, too (the newly elected Congressman Keith Ellison, D-Minn.), though not officially a member.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Moon him

Did you hear that NASA is planning to plant a base on the moon by 2024? I’m hoping that we’ll be allowed to nominate candidates to send there. We have a few in mind. Considering Islam’s devotion to the lunar god (al-Ilah), as exemplified in all its veneration on stamps, coins, flags, etc., one of those nominees just has to be:

John L. Esposito

Here’s what our friend Stephen Schwartz, who’s not afraid to call himself a Muslim, had to say about Esposito and his 2002 book, Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam (from Schwartz’s book, The Two Faces of Islam):

Esposito had been somewhat embarrassed by his previous enthusiastic advocacy for the view that Islamic extremism represented and understandable response to the errors of American policy, which fostered social injustice and other grievances in the Muslim world. Such an attitude was predictable given that Esposito had previously occupied the post of president of the Middle East Studies Association, an organization firmly located on the left, anti-Western side of the academy. But Esposito was more embarrassed by the unfortunate fact that when bin Laden’s agents slammed jets into the Word Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania on September 11, the Fletcher Forum magazine remained on the newsstands with an article by him, titled “The Future of Islam,” decrying the obsession with bin Laden on the part of American political leaders. With the publication of Unholy War, he somewhat clumsily attempted to rectify his mistakes while holding to his original thesis.

So, all in all, that’s why we say the proper treatment for John Esposito is a good mooning.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

ROSCOE’S Weak-End Review


Hillary reportedly is interviewing candidates for potential campaign staff for a run for the White House . . . Hugo “What’s That Smell?” Chavez is claiming victory in the Venezuelan elections . . . Drunk on the blood already in the water, The New York Times is at it again, trying to make it look like Donald Rumsfeld was purged because he actually wanted to change course in Iraq (when more reasonable minds might conclude that the SecDef was more likely trying to avoid going down with the ship). . . Worst of all, Blogger seems to have lost all of its formatting options, such as bold face for heads. (That's why we're RESORTING TO THE DREADED UPPPER CASE, WHICH MAKES IT LOOK LIKE THE AUTHOR IS SCREAMING AT YOU--AND LIKE WE DON'T KNOW THINGS LIKE BOOK TITLES ARE ITALIICIZED AND HYPERLINKS SHOULD BE EMBEDDED. Sorry.)


That’s not necessarily all bad. Take Hillary, for instance. We’re hoping ALL these Dhimmicrat hacks with the high unfavorables get into the pool—Clinton, Kerry, Gore, Biden, Edwards, Ward Churchill. Talk about stinking the place up. For that very reason we’ve been advising for some time not to discount Barack Obama, who has no such baggage. But he is a lightweight. Remember when the mainstream mediocrats were all in a kerfluffle about gravitas?

But, oh yeah, that was a Republican. That’s different, y’know.


We’ve stayed in touch with Robert Ferrigno, hard at work on the sequel to his Islamic dystopian novel, "Prayers for the Assassin," reviewed here some weeks ago. He has an April 1 deadline for the sequel, "Hymn for the Assassin," so we assume a release date some time this summer. For those who can’t wait (like the Roscoe), there are a couple of options. The paperback edition of the first book was just released, and it has the first two “teaser” chapters for the new one in the back.

The other thing you can do is visit Robert’s blog, which we were sorry to see him let got to seed. But he did post an update a few weeks ago that goes into some detail about the next story. Interestingly, his publisher, Scribner, has used an edgy marketing strategy that relies heavily on the blogosphere for promoting these books. Ferrigno also has been attracting quite an international audience, including some Muslim nations. But sadly, some countries that have previously published Ferrigno’s earlier works are now shunning him. We’re sure you’ll be shocked to hear who those countries are--France, Italy and Germany.

They apparently can’t afford to offend their future masters as they’re increasingly engulfed by Eurabia. A pox on them all, we say.


We’re not quite done with Islamofascism apologist John Esposito yet. We’re delving into some of his writings as time permits. We’ll let you know what we find.