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Posted at 8:24pm on Jun. 3, 2008 The Left can't help it----they really do dislike freedom and dislike America

By JSobieski

The news today is focused on Hillary and Obama and the next step in the political contest known as the 2008 election season.

Charles Schumer, quite possibly the least sensible person ever to score a 1600 on his SATs had a gem of piece in this morning's Wall Street Journal.


The thesis of his op-ed is that Russia is the key to keeping Iran in check. Its not a bad thesis although I am skeptical that Russia's interests coincide with ours with respect to Iran (i.e. I think Russia and China want Iran to keep us busy).

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Posted at 5:29pm on May 31, 2008 Polygamy in Canada

By JSobieski

In the recent discussion of the recent California Supreme Court decision regarding same sex marriage, many comments were dismissive of the possibility that same sex marriage would pave the way for the legalization of polygamy.

Some thought my argument far fetched, and essentially responded that we can address the issue of polygamy when and if it were to arise.

Well, there are already people in the western world trying to lay the groundwork for legalized polygamy. It's not the odd domestic cults that will bring this issue to a head. It is pretty easy for popular opinon and the legal system to dismiss claims by isolated cult groups who molest kids, marry their own kids, etc. Rather, it will be Muslim immigrants asserting religious rights under the first amendment who will do so. In this way, tolerant PC thinking will ultimately result in a very intolerant and un-PC result.

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Posted at 4:22pm on May 24, 2008 A loss in the GWOT

By JSobieski

I do NOT agree with Democrat thinking that Iraq is somehow different from the War against Islamo-Facsism.

That being said, I think that Republicans from the President down to the average Republican voter have placed so much energy and attention to Iraq that we are missing the big picture in many respects.

No, I am not spouting off the familiar refrain for finishing the war in Afghanistan first. Rather, I am talking about a country in the middle east that already has a history of being a democratic and pluralistic country . . . Lebanon.

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Posted at 5:22am on Feb. 6, 2008 A proposed deal in the cause of GOP unity

By JSobieski

With each passing day, it looks more and more like McCain will be the nominee. While I am not prepared to give up on the nomination process, I have already declared on this site that I would vote for McCain in the general election if he is the GOP candidate.

I am prepared to do what I need to do (should McCain win the nomination) to convince conservatices to plug their collective noses and pull the lever for McCain. In exchange for this service, I merely make the following request:

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Posted at 1:06am on Jan. 30, 2008 The "electability" of John McCain and lessons from Jerome Bettis

By JSobieski

I am a big Pittsburgh Steeler football fan even though I have never lived in Pittsburgh. I grew up in the 70's, and the Steelers were definitely the best team of that decade. My loyalty to the Steelers has survived some tough seasons, but there have been many successful years and many great memories.

In thinking about McCain's victory tonight, as well as his victories in South Carolina and New Hampshire. I remembered a something Jerome Bettis said after being traded from the Rams to the Steelers.

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Posted at 5:32am on Jan. 7, 2008 Are we serious about the Global War on Terror?

By JSobieski

If we are, this article is quite alarming.


It would appear that the Pentagon has fired its leading expert on Islamic law and Islamist extremism while simultaneously trying to appease various Muslim Brotherhood front groups.

It is Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England who should be fired, not Mr. Coughlin.

I have posted previously on Mr. Coughlin getting into some politically incorrect hot water. See http://www.redstate.com/blogs/jsobieski/2007/dec/28/is_the_pentagon_bein.... The outcome seemed inevitable, but is nonetheless disappointing.

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Posted at 10:06pm on Dec. 28, 2007 Is the Pentagon being hampered by the PC police?

By JSobieski

I have pointed out in several comments posted at RedState that it behoves us to look under the hood and get specific with respect to specific scriptural references cited by OBL and other violent jihadists. Only by getting specific can we distinguish a potential jihadist who is currently not violent from a truely moderate Muslim who wants to practice a personal faith. We should be encouraging a debate in the Muslim world on certain provisions found in the Koran, Hadith, etc. Instead, by failing to look under the hood, we get surprised when home grown terrorists strike at their native countries.

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Posted at 3:49pm on Oct. 10, 2007 More wisdom from Ayaan Hirsi Ali

By JSobieski

Except for Ron Paul supporters, virtually everyone here at RedState supports the Global War on Terror. I am grateful for the oasis of sanity that RedState provides.

However, the consensus breaks down considerably when one looks under the hood. Most people don't like the name GWOT, but consensus never seems to coalesce around an alternative name (I for one prefer Islamo-Facism). More importantly, there are a wide variety of different opinions as to the nature of our enemy.

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Posted at 3:50pm on Jul. 28, 2007 A few observations on political correctness and its manifestation in the law of the land

By JSobieski

You can burn the U.S. flag publicly in front of a crowd even though many people will find it offensive.


The government can use tax dollars to fund the display of a crucifix in urine, a practice that the majority of Americans finds offensive.


But putting a Koran in a toilet is a hate crime and you will be arrested.

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