04 December 2007

In Other News...

Divorce is adding to Global Warming.

A study by Michigan State University has found that divorced couples are adding to the global warming phenomena. They discovered that "people who divorced used 73 billion kilowatt-hours more of electricity and 627 billion gallons of water than they would otherwise in 2005." How much time and money went toward this study of "global warming"?

Islamiphobia, an imaginary threat to the sensitive Muslim mind.

According to Investor's Business Daily, "In 2006, a whopping 66% of religiously motivated attacks were on Jews, while just 11% targeted Muslims, even though the Jewish and Muslim populations are similar in size. Catholics and Protestants, who together account for 9% of victims, are subject to almost as much abuse as Muslims in this country." Some of the abuse these Muslims were subjected to included the trampling of a flower bed outside a mosque. Somebody call CAIR, a sweet little daisy has been stepped on!

03 December 2007

Death to Israel!!!

Death to Israel! This must have been written by a deeply thinking person. A person who really understands and appreciates what it means to destroy a country. A person who feels deeply about murdering innocents. A person who is all for the murder of innocents.

This comment was posted on my article, “The Muslim Day Parade”. I love it. My article questioned the “parade” down the center of New York City. A parade celebrating a particular religion – the “religion of peace”. The religion that keeps condemning the West for their seeming intolerance of Muslims, while at the same time destroying Christian communities in Muslim countries around the world. Let’s not even discuss what they think about the Jews.

Muslims are a deeply sensitive group of people. They concern themselves every day, even every moment, with the possibilities of being insulted. They burn cars and riot at the drop of a hat (or a burka, I guess). They’ve even created organizations dedicated to these real and imagined insults.

The current situations in Saudi Arabia and the Sudan are two wonderful examples of Muslim sensitivities.

The first, taking place in Saudi Arabia is the case of a 19 year old woman, known as the Girl of Qatif. She was in a car alone with an old male schoolmate of hers. While she was in the car, she and her friend were attacked by a group of men. Seven men gang raped her, and three raped her male friend (what?!).

This case went to trial in front of three male judges. They found her guilty of being alone in a car with a man. She and her friend are each due to have 90 lashes laid on them. It seems that the men who had confessed originally to the rapes, have recanted their stories. Now, the judges have no choice but to condemn the Girl of Qatif and her friend.

Next is the situation in Sudan. Gillian Gibbons, a British teacher was arrested after she allowed her class of seven-year-olds to name the class teddy bear “Muhammed”. She was charged with insulting religion and inciting hatred. She has been held up until today by police, with mobs of people (men) rallying outside for her death for the insult toward the “prophet” Muhammed.

Thankfully, today news has come that she will be released into British custody. I’m sure that she is grateful that Islamic Sharia Law was not put into full force like in Saudia Arabia, and that she had the British government to back her up. In this case, unlike in the Girl of Qatif case, “justice” of some sort was done. Gibbons is lucky to leave Sudan with her life and the skin on her back attached.

As insane as these cases are, they are only a small sampling of what is the travesty of Islamic Sharia Law. Let the West not think that it is only Israel and the Jews that disturb the sensitive Muslim mind. It is the sensitive Muslim mind that is disturbed to begin with. It is a mind that cannot and will not allow for others to exist peacefully.

To those who say that it is a small “radical” group of Muslims who are intolerance and violent, it is time to become realists. Where are the outcries of the “moderate” Muslim? Where are the marches for “justice”? Where are the calls for “peace”? There are none, and there are none to be expected.

What is most unfortunate is that we hear none from the American-Muslim population, the luckiest group of all Muslims. They have the freedom of religion – to pray and worship as they wish. They even have the right to walk through New York City with the blessings of the U.S. government yelling, “Allah Akbar”. We have yet to hear them call for tolerance and justice either, for others (not just Muslims, which we hear enough of) without the required “But Israel, But America… but, but, but”.

Enough excuses, it’s time for action.

25 September 2007

Ahmidinejad at Columbia

I have two gripes that need to be discussed. The first is Columbia University, the supposed place of higher learning...whatever that means anymore. The second is the American People.

Yesterday Ahmidinejad spoke at Columbia University. Columbia University had extended a speaking invitation to him as part of a special speakers tour. What's the problem? Doesn't he have the right to free speech?

Sure, no problem. Free speech is one of the United States' precious rights. Let's extend it to murderers, Holocaust deniers and dictators. Let's get Charles Manson up on stage and have him explain how he thinks the world should work.

Let's take a moment to discuss Columbia and their determination to give "free speech" a chance. Repeat after me... The Minutemen? How about Walid Shoebat? And what are those initials again? Oh yes, ROTC.

What's that? You don't know what I'm talking about? The Minutemen are a group of unarmed volunteers who take time out of their lives to patrol the Mexican-American border to lend extra eyes to the U.S. Border Police. They were invited by the campus Republicans (that explains it) to speak. What happened? Students attending rushed the stage, started a riot and the speech never took place. Security is seen on video doing absolutely nothing to stop the insanity. President Lee Bolinger issued an apology after the fact. Did somebody say something about the importance of "free speech".

Next we look at Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist (now a born-again Christian), an invited speaker along with two other men. The others being a former terrorist and the third a former Nazi. This took place a week after the Minutemen riots. Only three and a quarter hours before he was supposed to speak, Columbia limited the amount of people allowed to attend the event. According to the campus Republicans (them again) approximately 125 people were not allowed into the lecture. Another 77 who had reserved tickets were disinvited. I'm loving that "free speech" thing!

ROTC. What's that? These initials stand for Reserve Officer Training Corps. This is one of the ways that the United States Military recruits on college campuses. ROTC is not allowed on Columbia University's campus. If a student is interested in ROTC they have to travel to another campus instead. Columbia was recently forced by the military to allow recruiting (the university takes Federal dollars), but the President of Columbia came out publically telling students not to interview. Why? Because of the military's policies on homosexuality. Why is 'don't ask, don't tell' a problem again? If someone is so desparate to share their sexuality...the military is not for them. There may be another line of work that suits them better. Rather, the privilege of serving your country in an honorable way is spit upon by the President.

But wait. President Bollinger was willing to have the President of Iran, his eminence, Mahmoud Ahmidinejad at his university in the name of "free speech". In that spirit, at the event, Bollinger went on to call Ahmidinejad a "petty and cruel dictator". I'm sure that our "petty and cruel" dictator was shaking in his boots. We showed him didn't we.

I'm confused. Did the students storm the stage not allowing our little dictator to speak? Did security stand around with their hands tied? How about limiting attendance a few hours before he was due to speak? What about not allowing our Hitler wannabe on campus - like ROTC. I love consistency.

This brings me to my second point. Why didn't the student storm the stage? Why didn't some of those who attended stand up in the middle of his rant and sing the Star Spangled Banner, or G-d Bless America?

Why are the crazy leftists the ones who are willing to make their point forcefully? There were hundreds of protesters at Columbia that day, I don't believe there was one arrest made. Why wasn't there a sit-in requiring police and security to make hundreds of arrests? Why weren't there police vans waiting to take people away?

There were no vans because they knew that conservatives and those who love the United States of America play by the rules. We don't make trouble. We respect authority.

Oh, I'm not supposed to block the sidewalk, no problem officer, I'll move.

Oh, I'm supposed to stand behind these barriers and blockades, no problem officer.

Oh, I have to be quiet and respectful to those people I disagree with, no problem officer.

Oh, we're supposed to give a known murderer and world renouned terrorist the right to step foot in our country... the right to visit Ground Zero... the right to speak at a "prestigious" university and the right to spit in our faces like the polite fools we are... no problem officer.

09 September 2007

The Muslim Day Parade

Allah hu Akbar!

Yes, we heard that on Madison Avenue this afternoon in New York City at the Muslim Day Parade, two days before we stop to remember the attacks of 9/11 2001.

The march began at 41st and Madison Ave. with a blue tarp placed on the ground in order to allow for the Muslims to get down on their knees and pray. It was a beautiful day today, the sun was shining and it was in the mid to high 80s. The Muslim turnout was not as high as I had expected. The march commenced about 1:30pm – about an hour and a half after it was advertised to start.

I had been debating what to wear to this event now for a couple weeks. When it came down to the march I decided that I wasn’t going to spend money on a new t-shirt, I would make due with what I had. I went with something simple and straightforward. A white t-shirt with the Israeli flag on it. Above the flag Israel written in Hebrew and below in English. I wore my Superman hat, with the symbol filled with the American flag, and my American flag sneakers. I covered all bases.

I arrived at the beginning of the march route and saw many (but not tons) of Muslims milling around. Flags of different Muslim countries were being held along with quite a few American flags (more than I had expected). While waiting for this event to start I came across an Israeli fellow, perhaps in his mid-40s wearing a Kahane shirt and waving an Israeli flag. I went over to speak with him for a few minutes. A few photographers took our picture standing there. Then a few reporters come over to find out what we were about.

First was a free-lance reporter who spoke to the Israeli fellow with the Kahane shirt about what he thought. I had no disagreement about what the fellow said, but rather he came off as a bit crazy. So after the reporter was done with him I stepped over and spoke to him for a couple minutes to expand a bit more on a couple ideas. Of course now after the fact it’s easy to re-think what I should have said, but I’m happy with it. It’s been a while since I’ve needed to give a quote, but I guess I’ll work on that. Alongside the free-lance reporter was an Italian television news crew and another who was working on a Christian documentary.

I was asked if I was protesting, what I was protesting, was I representing a group and could my shirt be taken as offensive. I responded that I was protesting the celebration of a particular religion rather than a country which is a normal occurrence in the city. If we were going to celebrate religion in general that was fine, but America never celebrated one religion to the exclusion of others (assuming that the separation of church and state is important). In addition, this particular religion does not do enough to condemn terrorism in all its forms without a “yeah but”. There must be condemnation. Those were my two main points.

To respond to the question about the Israeli t-shirt being offensive and the other questions, I pointed to my American flag hat and shoes and said that I was by myself and that I was there as an American against terrorism everywhere around the world – in the Unites States, in Israel, in Iraq, in Afghanistan and in Thailand, where peoples heads are being taken off left, right and center and nobody cares. Again I reiterated that Muslims must come out against terrorism everywhere. I was asked if I supported the war in Iraq and I said yes.

One reporter (I think it was the Christian documentary maker) asked me about the groups who were sponsoring the parade. I said that I believed that CAIR was one of the sponsoring groups. CAIR is one of the un-indicted co-defendants in the trial against the Holy Land Foundation “charity”, which sent money to Hamas and other terrorist organizations. If Muslims want to show that they aren’t terrorists they must stop affiliating themselves with organizations that are associated with terrorism.

After that I stood around and watched as the Muslims lined up to pray. Women were asked to step over to the side of the tarp, they were behind the men. Many of them were veiled completely, or at least had their head covered. What was most interesting was the number of Muslim police officers who showed up to show support. A couple of them were chaplains. They prayed with the group then went on to line up. They marched first with the sign of the American Muslim Law Enforcement Officers Association. It was interesting that they were placed first, even before the Muslim Day Parade sign itself. There was a statement being made.

There were three floats total. They were of the Kaaba stone in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. I believe that the second was the mosque in Medina and the third is of course the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.

I ran into a couple more Jews. One lady from New York, the man a kippa wearing Moroccan. She was impressed that I was wearing my t-shirt and produced a small Israeli flag from her pocket. We ended up talking politics and found that we’re on the same page. We discussed how Jews are absolutely brilliant, but have no sense of self-preservation and how this must be changed. We’ll be in touch.

As I was talking to them, a policeman approached us and asked if we were protesters. I said no. The reason being that I didn’t want to get shoved into a corner or be told where I was required to stand. The policeman looked at me and said that of course we didn’t want any trouble to happen. I said don’t worry,I didn’t want any either, I was there as an individual looking around and walking down the street. I wasn’t with the two people I was talking to, they were also just spectators there to look around.

Then a young man came over to speak with us. First he began with “I have some Jewish friends and I just wanted to know what you were protesting”. He was friendly enough. So I said that we weren’t protesting, we were just watching the action. Who said that we needed to come out and say we were protesting anything anyway? I can’t walk down the street with a flag of Israel on my shirt for the heck of it? He walked back to a couple friends on the street and told them what I’d said.

Something that the lady mentioned I dismissed originally, but now understand what she was saying. She said that the parade scared her. There was no music, no floats other than the three I’ve mentioned, and the chanting of Allah hu Akbar. Everybody looked solemn and serious. As I walked down the sidewalk along with the group I realized that she was right. Where was music? Where were the smiling kids? Why all the chanting?

One little ditty being chanted by fully covered ladies:

We are the Muslims

Mighty, mighty Muslims

We are the Muslims

Might, mighty Muslims

Wherever we may go

People want to know who we are… (repeat)

As I walked further down the street I met up with a fellow John who’d come in special from Washington DC to take part. He was wearing a shirt that had Arabic writing on it with an English subtitle “I will not submit”. Spoke with him for a moment or two. He was with a group called United American Committee.

There were a couple sectioned off areas for protesters. The first area I passed was at 27th and Madison Ave. They were yelling “We will not submit”. It was interesting when the women chanting ‘We are the Muslims’ etc. passed by these people, it became a kind off a chanting match – who could chant louder.

The next block down was the Americans Against Hate group. They had signs along the lines of CAIR supports terrorism, No Sharia Law in America and Free Muslim Women. They also were handing out a flier why there shouldn’t be a Muslim Day Parade.

Across from Americans Against Hate was another group that had a spot along the route. They were called the Islamic Thinkers Society. They had a few signs up (many in Arabic), and one that called the Holocaust a hoax. Another thankfully explained that “Any material presented here are by no means to promote nor incite violence. Our struggle is always intellectual & political through non-violent means.” I felt better about them already. I went over to see what their story was. I heard one of the guys there giving an interview. He was explaining that the industrial-multinational-corporations, the neo-cons and the Zionists were behind a lot of what was going on in the world. He also explained that Islam needed to be left alone, and that history proved that those civilizations that tried to interfere with Islam were eventually destroyed and went on to connect that with the problems on the stock market. I figured there was no reason to argue with him, he sounded stupid enough on his own.

At the end of the parade route there was a stage with speakers. I got there in time to hear that ‘Jihad had been taken out of context’ and that ‘Islam is a peaceful religion’, and that there would be speakers who would hopefully educate those who were there. There were different stalls – some with food, clothes, and books. People were handing out fliers explaining Islam and things associated with it. I haven’t gotten a chance to look through the papers.

It was a fun afternoon. I miss the activity and sparring that goes along with it. It wasn’t as action packed as I thought it might be, but it was worth going, and I’m glad that I went, stood up and hopefully was counted.

06 June 2007

The Six Day War

There is so much to say here, but I will try to be concise. It's all the Jews fault. Now that we all agree on that, let's take a look at our friends the Arabs of the MidEast.

Al-Nakba day "The Catastrophe" is the day that the Arabs celebrate rather than Israel Independence day. Naksa is the name that they've given to The Six Day War. It translates as "The Setback." I wonder what setback it might possibly refer to... could it be that they were so close to finding the cure to cancer, but failed? Could it be that they were so close to inventing air-conditioning for their homes? Or... banish the thought... that they failed to destroy Israel and murder every Jew living there? Nahh.

The modern day State of Israel was born in the ashes of the Holocaust. World guilt and anti-semitism of not wanting Jews in their own countries pushed the world to create a "Jewish" state. The Arabs are fond of saying that because of the troubles the Jews had in Europe, they themselves are now suffering... and why is that fair?

True enough. But like I say to my students: Life isn't fair, deal with it. The Arabs haven't found themselves a "coping strategy". Instead they whine and complain and blow things up. Certainly this is a mature way of dealing, at least that's what they think. And don't forget - that's what counts.

Before the State of Israel was in existance (since we know that if the State weren't there, all would be peaceful between Jews and Muslims - we're the People of Book with "protected status"...gag me) we shouldn't forget the Hebron Massacre of 1929, complete innocents. Then of course the riots between 1936-38, where even more Jews were murdered. These weren't soldiers or "occupiers", rather they were men, women and even children. This was then followed up by the Holocaust in Europe.

Let's not forget the Mufti of Jerusalem. Mohammad Amin al-Husayni collaborated with Adolf Hitler and recruited Muslims for the Waffen-SS. Adolf Eichmann's deputy Dieter Wisliceny testified during his war crimes trial in 1946 that ... "The Mufti was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry and had been a collaborator and adviser of Eichmann and Himmler in the execution of this plan... He was one of Eichmann’s best friends and had constantly incited him to accelerate the extermination measures. I heard him say, accompanied by Eichmann, he had visited incognito the gas chambers of Auschwitz." Nice guy.

I say then, that the Arabs deserve us there in the Middle East as a thorn in their side (we don't deserve them, but that's another story.)

What is even more interesting is that the stunning victory/loss of 1967 is still being held up as the reason for just about everything wrong in the Arab world. Repeat after me... Get Over It!

In an interview with the editor-in-chief of Al-Jazeera Ahmed Sheikh December 2006 the Arab position is clarified.

Do you mean to say that if Israel did not exist, there would suddenly be democracy in Egypt, that the schools in Morocco would be better, that the public clinics in Jordan would function better?

I think so.

Can you please explain to me what the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has to do with these problems?

The Palestinian cause is central for Arab thinking.

In the end, is it a matter of feelings of self-esteem?

Exactly. It's because we always lose to Israel. It gnaws at the people in the Middle East that such a small country as Israel, with only about 7 million inhabitants, can defeat the Arab nation with its 350 million. That hurts our collective ego.

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You can't make this stuff up. That was only last December. But wait, there's more. It's even been claimed

by Egyptian columnist Wael Abdel Fattah writing in the independent weekly Al-Fagr newspaper that Arabs blame the defeat for "everything" — from "price hikes, dictatorship, religious extremism, sectarian strife, even sexual impotence." Yup, 'cause that makes sense.

All of this would be funny, if people/Jews weren't being murdered. Rockets are being fired daily into Sederot, and nobody cares. A fellow teacher's husband's cousin was killed the other day on his way to work. When Eilat was bombed a while back, the Israeli government went down there to show their concern for the tourist economy there. It's obvious that money is way more important than lives. No shocker there.

We cannot expect the Arabs to change. (Although for some reason people live their lives thinking that they can.) However, we can hold our "leaders" responsible for the lives and property that they are supposed to be protecting. At this point I see no Jewish "leader" who has done anything to protect the people living in Israel. Netanyahu gave away control of Hebron years ago. Barak offered the whole of Judea/Samaria and even Jerusalem (thank G-d Arafat turned it down), and the retreat out of Lebanon. Sharon evacuated the Gaza Strip (destroying those communities, a whole bunch more in Samaria, and leaving Sederot open to attack). Olmert, whose incompetence cost us in the eyes of Hizbullah and the rest of the Arab world when Israel was unable to crush the terrorists, and still didn't retrieve those who were kidnapped.

With such leaders, who needs an enemy. Thankfully, we have a Father in Heaven who watches over His children who are woefully in need of help. In 1948, G-d paved the way for the State of Israel. In 1967, in an amazing six day victory, the Old City of Jerusalem, the Kotel (the Western Wall) was returned to us, as well as the historic areas of Judea and Samaria. There are no apologizies to be made (unless the Arabs feel the need). We have established a "Jewish" State, taken in Jews from around the world, even defended Jews living in other countries... why are we bending over backwards for people who attempt every few years to destroy us? Darned if I know.

17 May 2007

Shira's 50 Most Influencial People

Okay, so I'm knocking the number down to fifty. To be honest, I just don't have the time to put it together. I've got about 25-30 on a scrap piece of paper.

I'm thinking of adding Mandy Moore (actress) to the list - she's clearly stated that she's only going to be in movies that have positive messages associated with it. I've never seen any of her movies, does anyone have any thoughts about that?

Also, thinking of adding Laura Ingraham, talk-radio hostess. Why Laura and not Rush or Sean? I'm thinking Laura since she doesn't only focus on politics. She also looks at "cultural" issues that effect America. With her "power to the people" push - people feel that they have a chance to make a difference. And her listeners really are making a difference.

15 May 2007

PM of Australia John Howard makes the Shira's 100

I'm adding Prime Minister John Howard to the Shira's 100 List of Influencial People. Not for his stance on gun control, but for his stance on the Islamic influence in his country and for his support of the Iraq War.

This is taken from an interview with Prime Minister Howard regarding a statement made by his Treasurer Peter Costello about Australian values, multiculturalism and Islam. This is only part of the interview. It's worth a read.


In our Sydney studio is the Prime Minister. Mr Howard good morning.


Good morning.


Well the Islamic Friendship Association and others are very critical of the Treasurer, calling for you to censure him. Will you?




Why not?


Because what he said was fundamentally accurate.


Could he have worded it better?


Oh no. I mean everybody has their own way of expressing things and I'm not critical of the language he used in any way and the thrust of what he said, I think you'll appreciate, is very similar to remarks that I have made over a long period of time. Everyone knows that I don't use the word multiculturalism very much and the reason I don't use it very much is that is has been used in a very zealous, to use Peter's expression, mushy fashion by some over the years. To many people multiculturalism simply means that we are tolerant to people of different cultural backgrounds, now if that's all it means, then it's a fine concept. We are tolerant to people of different backgrounds but over the years at its zenith, the more zealous multiculturalism basically said that this country should be a federation of cultures. You can't have a nation with a federation of cultures. You can have a nation where a whole variety of cultures constantly influence and mould and change and blend in with the mainstream culture, but a nation that doesn't have a core culture and the core culture of this nation is very clear; we are an outshoot of western civilisation. Because we speak the English language our cultural identity is very heavily Anglo-Saxon. It doesn't mean that it isn't distinctively Australian, but you have to recognise that there is a core set of values in this country.


What are they? What are the core values? I mean I don't want Peter Costello deciding what my values should be.


No, but as the Prime Minister or as the Treasurer we are expected to have views. You asked me what are they. I'm not trying to impose values on anybody.


No but isn't Mr Costello saying if you don't stick by our values get out? Now who decides what the values are?


Well I think what Peter was basically saying is that if people don't like what this country is then they shouldn't come here. I think that's what he's really saying and I think that is an unexceptionable position to take. Now he's been attacked I think quite wrongly. He's not trying to stir up hostility to Islamic people any more than I was when I made some comments, incidentally three days before the Cronulla riots, I made some comments to the effect that there was a section of the Islamic community, because of its extreme views and it's rejection of the fundamentals of our society it posed a problem. And I also expressed concern about the attitude of some, I stress some, in the Islamic community towards women. Now I thought both of those statements were perfectly unexceptionable; they don't connote a disdain for all Muslims in Australia. We have what 300, 400,000 Islamic people in Australia, the overwhelming majority of them are as committed to this country as you are and I am and Peter Costello is. But that doesn't mean you can't identify areas of concern and I think the reaction of some in the Islamic community every time anything is said to the effect that ‘oh we're stirring up hostility' is quite unreasonable.

09 May 2007

Shira's 100 List of People who Shape our World

I was just taking a gander at Time Magazine's The People Who Shape Our World. The subtitle that supposedly explains what they were thinking goes: Here's our list of the 100 men and women whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world. Then it breaks down these people into five catagories.

Artists and Entertainers

Scientists and Thinkers

Leaders and Revolutionaries

Builders and Titans

Heroes and Pioneers

I was really amazed by who was included and who was left out. So I'm working on my own list. If there are any suggestions - please feel free to post.

28 February 2007

Muslims Discriminate? No, of course not.

Check this out: Muslim cabbies in Minnesota (no surprises) do not want to be forced to pick up blind people with seeing eye dogs (dogs are bad), gays, or people carrying alchohol (don't want to help them sin - how nice of them).

Quite ridiculus. Get another job. Otherwise, doing illegal things like not picking up blind people is out of the question.

Gotta love this quote. "Abdifatah Abdi, who said he was speaking for an association of cabdrivers, said the commissioners "will be judged on your decision."You are deciding the livelihood of 600 drivers and their families," Abdi said. "Say no to discrimination. Say yes to justice for the weak."

About 100 people are denied cab service each month at the airport, many by drivers who refuse to transport alcohol in their cabs. Roughly three-quarters of the 900 taxi drivers at the airport are Somali, many of them Muslims."

Say no to discrimination? Huh. We can discriminate against the blind and their dogs, gays and anyone carrying alchohol...but not against the Muslims who are discriminating themselves. Oh, and check out that threat -- the commissioners will be judged on their decision, how do you like them apples?

14 February 2007

Keep on Talking!

At this rate, there won’t be any Democratic challengers left by the 2008 election. Give them enough rope to hang themselves and they will.

Back in November 2006, John Kerry was the first to destroy his Presidential plans, by botching a supposed joke about those serving in Iraq. “You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq."

Of course the ensuing tumult resulted in one of the funniest responses and a classic photo that will be forever remembered.

These politicians get into the most trouble when they shoot off their mouth without checking public opinion polls or handlers first, then find themselves in hot water. If Kerry had remotely been interested in facts (which he never has been), the Heritage Foundation found that, “The high school graduation rate among recruits is higher than it is among the national youth population. While the active-duty enlisted ranks have fewer college graduates than the comparable civilian population, DOD annual updates on population representation indicate that many who join the military are taking advantage of educational opportunities while serving and that many others continue their education after completing their enlistment period.” The best part of all of this is that John Kerry is no longer running for president of the United States. Knock one off the list.

Next on the Democratic long list of presidential wannabes is Senator Joe Biden from Delaware. Biden also seems to forget to think before opening his mouth. While commenting about Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) and his bid for the presidency, Biden said, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."

While it is obvious what he meant, by using the word “clean” Biden effectively destroyed any chance he had to be nominated by his party. The best part of all of this is that Obama is not letting him off the hook either but focused on the “articulate” part of the comment. The statement put out by his office responded saying, "I didn't take Senator Biden's comments personally, but obviously they were historically inaccurate. African-American presidential candidates like Jesse Jackson, Shirley Chisholm, Carol Moseley Braun and Al Sharpton gave a voice to many important issues through their campaigns, and no one would call them inarticulate."

It also seems that Joe Biden is good at shoving his foot down his throat. In June 2006, C-SPAN caught him speaking to an Indian-American man, saying: "In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking." That went over really well too. I think we can knock him off the Dems list as well.

Moving right along we find Barack Obama. Besides the fact that he will not clarify the questions regarding his Muslim education in Indonesia, is the Kerry-like statement he made this week. “We ended up launching a war that should have never been authorized and should have never been waged and to which we have now spent $400 billion and has seen over 3,000 lives of the bravest young Americans wasted.”

It should be noted that without supporting the troop’s mission it is not possible to truly support the troops. When the mission is in doubt, then those soldiers really did die in vain – and that is what Obama was saying. Even this being the case, by coming out clearly and articulately stating that those soldier’s lives were wasted shows the American people that he is not presidential material. Say good-bye to Barack Hussein Obama.

It is still early in the Presidential race, but I think it is fair to say that we can knock three contenders off the list of those running. However, the bigger question is…who will be next?