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"Know thine enemy"

As usual, Mark Steyn hits it on the head: noting that it took longer to bring the Fort Hood shooter to trial than it took the U.S. to force a Japanese surrender in World War II, Steyn points out that Major Hasan has been remarkably clear in his articulation of events. He killed U.S. soldiers in the name of Islam. Meanwhile, the government is doing everything in its power to avoid calling this terrorism, resorting instead to the idiotic idea that shooting 45 soldiers and killing 13 of them in the name of Allah is just another sad case of "workplace violence," or, their first effort to give an innocuous name to a blatantly terroristic attack, "post-traumatic stress syndrome," common, they note, among "combat veterans." But Hasan was never in combat. As Steyn says,

Major Hasan is a Virginia-born army psychiatrist and a recipient of the Pentagon’s Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, which seems fair enough, since he certainly served in it, albeit for the other side.

Steyn adds:

After Major Hasan’s pre-post-traumatic workplace wobbly, General George W. Casey Jr., the Army’s chief of staff, was at pains to assure us that it could have been a whole lot worse: “What happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, but I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty.” And you can’t get much more diverse than letting your military personnel pick which side of the war they want to be on.

Of course, Hasan was able to shoot so many people on a military campus because the army, in its infinite wisdom, prohibits members of the armed forces from being, er, armed. Absolutely nuts.

Did I mention Hasan is still pulling down his military salary? Shameful and nuts.


Speaking of abortion...

Pro-abortion Democratic sweetheart Wendy Davis doesn’t know her facts and doesn’t care. Yeah, I’m not shocked, either.


GAO looking at Planned Parenthood's use of taxpayer money

About time.

The real scandal is that a private organization, Planned Parenthood, gets half a billion dollars a year to fund abortions.


Hang on to your wallets

...because here come the Democrats, after your wealth.

Rep. Keith Ellison: "The bottom line is we're not broke, there's plenty of money, it's just the government doesn't have it." Yet, he might have added. "The government has the right" to take what it wants to fund what the government desires, and you have no freaking say in it, you wussy citizen.

Sure gives an incentive to spend rather than save, eh?


Another glowing jobs report

Another month, another data point that the recovery is pretty much the most anemic in modern history.

Fewer than expected jobs added, labor force participation is down – again – and job gains the previous two months have been revised down. Hours are down. Wages are down. Unemployment is particularly high among young people. So, naturally, the President is calling for an increase in the minimum wage. Because, sure, that’ll create jobs.

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