Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Mom, Apple Pie, Allahu Akbar (And Other Incongruities)

 

“If they are going to kill him, I don’t care. My oldest son is killed, so I don’t care. I don’t care if my youngest son is going to be killed today. I want the world to hear this. And, I don’t care if I’m going to get killed too. And I will say Allahu Akbar!” 

Now, how’s that for assimilation? If that doesn’t give you an All-American warm fuzzy feeling, then you haven’t been eating at the right diners. “Allahu Akbar,” in case you were wondering, is the Official Greeting of fanatics and savages everywhere who take it upon themselves to evangelize on behalf of the Religion of Peace. It’s sort of a Middle-Eastern “How-d’ya-do!” that you might hear just before, say, an Islamist Army major evangelizes by shooting and killing 13 people, or right before another aficionado spreads the good news by sawing a person’s head off, or yet another disciple flies a civilian airplane into a building. And to think we used to worry about guys on bicycles handing out leaflets.

So it was only natural that Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, one-time resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, sent us all a big ol’ “How-d’ya-do,” after her sons set off bombs in the middle of the Boston Marathon, for which trouble one died and the other landed in the hospital. “I thought America was going to protect us, our kids,” she cried. “It’s going to be safe for any reason. But it happened the opposite.” Well, Ms. Akbar, things do tend to happen the opposite when you counsel your children in the ways of radicalism, no? Evidently, in 2011, Russian authorities intercepted a phone conversation between Tamerlan Tsarnaeva and his mother in which they discussed jihad in rather nebulous terms. There have even been reports that she tried to talk her blossoming young bomber into enlisting in the Palestinian cause. Alas, he instead opted for the Bill Ayers tenure track, which was derailed when his younger brother ran him over with the car during the ensuing skirmish with the police (earning him the nickname “Speed Bump”). 

“The mother in my judgement has a role in his radicalization process in terms of her influence over him and fundamental views of Islam,” said House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul. But there she is on television, wailing and lashing out that, “America took my kids away from me.” But she is a grieving mother, and so a few unhinged moments are to be expected. And she gets extra leeway for being nuts to start with, so certain incongruities are to be expected. But what are we to make of the incongruity of having taxpayers pick up the tab for feeding this lovable little family of terrorists via the food stamp program? In fact, how much of the travel, training and material used by the bombers was financed by lawful and productive citizens at the point of the IRS’s gun? And while we’re at it: 

How is it that Tamerlan Tsarnaeva was placed on the main US terrorism watch list at the request of the CIA, and yet our government had to publicize his photograph and ask our help in identifying him? Does this inspire confidence?

Speaking of incongruities, did you know that your tax dollars are going to the production and distribution of Spanish language flyers from the USDA in Mexico promoting our food stamp program and advertising that, “You need not divulge information regarding your immigration status in seeking this benefit for your children.” Now, the fact that our government is working with Mexican authorities to advertise our compulsive support of illegal aliens through the food stamp program is not an incongruity. It’s an outrage. The incongruity lies with politicians who advise us to trust that the latest behemoth of immigration legislation will, A) work, and, B) be enforced by an administration that famously picks and chooses which laws to enforce, which to ignore, and which to rewrite.

Incidentally, did you hear the one about the immigration agents who are suing the Obama administration? Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees, who were specifically not invited to help fashion the new immigration legislation, have taken the administration to court over its “Deferred Action” initiative, which has essentially hamstrung the agency’s ability to do it’s job. Well, US District Judge Reed O’Connor has surmised that the suit is likely to succeed, and so has asked both sides in the case to file additional arguments by May 6. “The court finds that DHS does not have discretion to refuse to initiate removal proceedings,” Judge O’Connor wrote, insuring his own vilification for failing to secure the votes of what Jay Leno called, “undocumented Democrats.” Maybe the USDA can help with that incongruity too.

Or how about the incongruity of lawmakers who jammed an unpopular health care law down the throat of an unreceptive citizenry, maneuvering behind the scenes to exempt themselves and their staffs from the exchanges they themselves mandated? As premiums continue to rise and the nightmare of throwing these colossal chains on the populace unfolds, it’s understandable that they would want to be exempt. Who the hell wouldn’t? But it takes a special kind of hubris for the authors of this insult to liberty to try and squirm out from under its crushing weight. There’s a word for people who trample on the freedom of their citizens while exempting themselves.

And speaking of little tyrants, Mayor Bloomberg, who would limit your drinks, trans-fats, and the pain meds doctors may prescribe at the hospital, took another expedition into transcendental demoralization recently. We live in a complex world,” said New York City’s billionaire babysitter, “where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater … our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.” It’s tough to explain to progressives that the law of the land is no more a living document, subject to the whims of temporary politicians than, say, your mortgage or car loan. It is a contract. Perhaps it would be best to ask Hizzoner to explain what incongruity there would be in New Yorkers adopting his approach and exercising their own right to “change” their “interpretation” of his edicts and rules? Somehow, I think he would be less than receptive.

Perhaps the ultimate incongruity occurred when Barack Obama became the first “sitting” President (if only he’d just sit still for awhile and stop screwing things up) to address Planned Parenthood. When the man who only weeks ago said in the wake of the Boston bombing, “In the face of those who would visit death upon innocents, we will choose to save and to comfort and to heal,” praises an organization that cannot bring itself to repudiate infanticide, we have an incongruity the size of which would allow me to parallel-park a semi. But we have a further insult when that same organization hears the words, “God bless you,” from a United States President.

The incongruities of life in what Mark Levin appropriately calls a “post-constitutional” America are startling. From Ms. Akbar and her food stamp bombers, to a government that places them on a terror list and then shows us photos asking who the hell they are; from a government that advertises freebies to illegals while forcing us to pay the bill, to lawmakers who try and excuse themselves from the miseries they impose on the rest of us; and from elected servants who treat the Constitution as if it were written on Silly Putty while expecting their own rules to be etched in stone, to a President who invokes the Almighty’s blessings on an organization that has made peace with infanticide, the warning of Thomas Jefferson becomes terrifyingly prescient: “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

There are 24 comments.

  1. BrentB67 Inactive

    Not to worry Dave. Plenty of folks think there is nothing wrong with food stamps we just need better managers for our welfare state, but we can never consider getting rid of the welfare state.

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    • April 29, 2013, at 2:37 AM PDT
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  2. Fricosis Guy Listener

    Calling Roger Waters for a quick “Mother” rewrite.

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    • April 29, 2013, at 3:40 AM PDT
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  3. Giantkiller Member
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    Dave – cogent summary of last week’s foul brew of provocateurs and propaganda. The Murderers’ Mommy is a real winner.

    “Speed bump.” Epitaph for a loser.

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    • April 29, 2013, at 5:08 AM PDT
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  4. The Mugwump Inactive

    Are these events really incongruous? Not if someone is motivated to create a new order by obliterating the old especially when that someone is sympathetic to Marxism. You will remember from history that the early Bolsheviks attacked the three pillars of Russian society: the czar, the Russian Orthodox Church, and the independent peasantry. The progressive agenda is no different. Partisans are attempting to replace national unity with diversity, capitalism with environmentalism, family values with public education (indoctrination), personal liberty (personal responsibility) with “rights” (collective responsibility) and faith in God with faith in the state. The results might be occasionally disquieting, but hardly incongruous when every crisis is seen as a political opportunity to advance the agenda. Recent events are only incongruous if you believe in a constitutional republic.

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    • April 29, 2013, at 6:43 AM PDT
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  5. Lash LaRoche Inactive

    Regarding immigration and border security, the fools in charge of our government don’t give a damn about who suffers – or worse, dies – as a result of their intransigence. They have both a constitutional and moral duty to protect Americans from foreign enemies, and when it concerns jihadists and other aliens coming to our country illegally, they do nothing, wishing to either create a dependent voting bloc or secure cheap labor. Washington, D.C. is broken, and the whole lot of those bums can take a long walk off a short pier.

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    • April 29, 2013, at 7:34 AM PDT
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  6. David Foster Member
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    Headline a couple of hours ago on Yahoo story from Associated Press:

    Mother of bomb suspects found deeper spirituality
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    • April 29, 2013, at 7:36 AM PDT
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  7. D.C. McAllister Inactive

    David Foster— I saw that too and thought, yeah, deeper, like closer to the depths of hell.

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    • April 29, 2013, at 7:39 AM PDT
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  8. Richard Fulmer Member
    ~Paules: The results might be occasionally disquieting, but hardly incongruous when every crisis is seen as a political opportunity to advance the agenda.

    And if no crisis is handy, they’ll create one.

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    • April 29, 2013, at 7:42 AM PDT
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  9. David Foster Member
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    I’ll be curious to see whether this headline gets change (I took a screen capture) and also whether the blame for the headline should be attributed to AP or to Yahoo.

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    • April 29, 2013, at 7:45 AM PDT
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  10. Dave Carter Contributor
    Dave Carter
    david foster: Headline a couple of hours ago on Yahoo story from Associated Press: · 11 minutes ago

    Mother of bomb suspects found deeper spirituality

    Well, her oldest son certainly got a deeper understanding. How deep do they bury their dead anyway?

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    • April 29, 2013, at 7:48 AM PDT
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  11. D.C. McAllister Inactive

    David Foster— it’s AP and the headline won’t get changed because that’s how it works. To be more accurate and less sympathetic, they should have put “deeper spirituality” in quotes.

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    • April 29, 2013, at 7:48 AM PDT
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  12. Eleanor Member

    Thanks Dave. Incongruities indeedy.

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    • April 29, 2013, at 7:57 AM PDT
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  13. Barbara Kidder Inactive

    Question:

    Is a picture worth a thousand words???

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    • April 29, 2013, at 8:07 AM PDT
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  14. Peter Meza Member
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    Dave Carter

    “If they are going to kill him. I don’t care. My oldest son is killed, so I don’t care. I don’t care if my youngest son is going to be killed today. I want the world to hear this. And, I don’t care if I’m going to get killed too. And I will say Allahu Akbar!” 

    She really put some English into it – “All-a-hu Ak-BAR”.

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    • April 29, 2013, at 8:43 AM PDT
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  15. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    Rush mentioned all of the above, and did a fairly long monologue on the Food Stamp Program recruiting illegals, in Spanish.

    What ever happened to “consent of the governed”?

    P.S. to Dave, do you have any comment on the Pilot Flying J story? That might affect you and your employer.

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    • April 29, 2013, at 8:54 AM PDT
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  16. KC Mulville Inactive

    What parts of governing do these clowns get right? The economy has been in first gear for half a decade, Syrians are using chemical weapons, Iran and North Korea are happily moving along to nuclear weapons, the border is a mess, healthcare is bad and getting worse. Never mind Gosnell, immigration, a terrorist attack, and who knows what else?

    What parts are they getting right?

    Saw the president at the Correspondents’ Dinner. He spent time making videos last week. 

    And yet, these Obama guys are the same ones who, according to Reince Priebus, are so sophisticated that their “ground game” not only identifies how people are going to vote, but can get every undecided to the polls. 

    Does anyone else see the disconnect between this killer election operation and the clown car of governance? I mean, when it comes to governing, these guys are horrible. They really suck at it. 

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    • April 29, 2013, at 9:06 AM PDT
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  17. Robert E. Lee Member
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    KC Mulville:

    Does anyone else see the disconnect between this killer election operation and the clown car of governance? I mean, when it comes to governing, these guys are horrible. They really suck at it. · 5 minutes ago

    They are very good at one aspect of politics to the exclusion of everything else. I like the words to describe someone who is so smart about just one thing and so dumb about everything else. Idiot savants maybe?

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    • April 29, 2013, at 9:21 AM PDT
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  18. billy Inactive
    Robert E. Lee
    KC Mulville:

    Does anyone else see the disconnect between this killer election operation and the clown car of governance? I mean, when it comes to governing, these guys are horrible. They really suck at it. · 5 minutes ago

    They are very good at one aspect of politics to the exclusion of everything else. I like the words to describe someone who is so smart about just one thing and so dumb about everything else. Idiot savants maybe? · 31 minutes ago

    They aren’t that good at electoral politics. Remember, they are running against the Republican party.

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  19. T-Fiks Member

    While it may seem ludicrous to use the term “evangelization” to describe the motivation behind acts of Jihadi terror, it really isn’t. Can anyone really deny that these acts are weakening our resistance to a Western caliphate.

    Neither Billy Graham nor Billy Sunday, on their best days, ever moved the yard markers like Jihadi terrorists have.

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    • April 29, 2013, at 10:08 AM PDT
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  20. Foxfier Inactive
    david foster: Headline a couple of hours ago on Yahoo story from Associated Press: · 2 hours ago

    Mother of bomb suspects found deeper spirituality

    ….

    Well, that explains what my sister was talking about when she mentioned how pissed she was getting at yahoo, and did I know any good new homepages…..

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    • April 29, 2013, at 10:23 AM PDT
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  21. DocJay Inactive

    Kids these days. They blow up so soon.

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    • April 29, 2013, at 11:13 AM PDT
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  22. Funeral Guy Member
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    All that’s missing from that photo is a broom, a steaming cauldron, and an army of flying monkeys.

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    • April 30, 2013, at 7:16 AM PDT
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  23. barbara lydick Coolidge

    “And speaking of little tyrants, Mayor Bloomberg, who would limit your drinks, trans-fats, and the pain meds doctors may prescribe at the hospital, took another expedition into transcendental demoralization recently. ‘We live in a complex world,” said New York City’s billionaire babysitter, “where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater … our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.'”

    For a bit of (needed) levity, happened to catch the opening of “Wheel” (brought to us live from NYC) this evening after Jeopardy and there was our own Pat Sajak sipping from a 40-oz Super Big Gulp! 

    All hail Pat

     

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    • April 30, 2013, at 10:14 AM PDT
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  24. DocJay Inactive

    All hail Pat! I saw that and the audience loved it.

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    • April 30, 2013, at 10:23 AM PDT
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