ToDaZeD Recommended Read

If you don’t already know Timothy Sandefur [Tim the Lawyer], I think you will enjoy the way he thinks — and the way he writes.

This is a prticularly poignant piece as his brother is one of those murdered by the Jee-haddy Trash in San Berdoo. RTWT

Fourth, I believe there is no solution to the jihadist threat short of victory against our enemies. When attacked, one has a basic choice: one can curtail one’s own behavior, in hopes that the enemy can be persuaded not to attack again—or one can accept the challenge, and defeat that enemy. The United States has so far largely chosen the former. For years now, officials of both parties have refused to face the fact that we are targeted by theocratic totalitarian movement, funded and overseen by Saudi Arabia and Iran, among others, which is committed to the destruction of the values essential to civilization. Our current President believes that the war against Islamofascism should be “ended.” But wars are never “ended.” They are either won or lost. Unless we accept the responsibility of victory, attacks like this—like Fort Hood, like Chattanooga, like Little Rock, like Los Angeles, Boston, Garland, Madrid, London, Bali, New Delhi, Delhi, Delhi again, Paris, Paris again, and so many others, including of course New York City—will only continue. War is horrible. But it is not the worst horror. A life without freedom or law is still worse. Peace, said Churchill, cannot be “preserved by praising its virtues.” Nor by lowering flags to half-staff, reading lists of victims’ names, putting “coexist” bumper stickers on your car, having James Taylor play at your press conferences, etc. That may feel nice, but the future of freedom, peace, and civilization requires more than hugs and hashtags. It demands that we compel the Islamist aggressor, who has warred against us since 1979, to cease making war and accept peace on civilized terms. Our family agrees with the sentiment expressed by Christopher Hitchens: “We might practice nailing the colors to the mast rather than engaging in a permanent dress rehearsal for masochism and the lachrymose.” It is for this reason that we choose not to participate in public demonstrations of mourning.


  1. TomR,armed in Texas
    Posted December 11, 2015 at 12:28 pm |

    Regardless of what the Bush family says, I think Saudi Arabia is America’s #1 enemy in our War with islam.

  2. staghounds
    Posted December 11, 2015 at 12:37 pm |

    Mourn by defying.

  3. Joe Bandmember ≠ Damn right I'm not equal to that
    Posted December 11, 2015 at 4:38 pm |

    Obama is Jay Inslee Sr.

  4. Ironic in Denver
    Posted December 11, 2015 at 5:29 pm |

    It occurs to me that in the War With Terror, Obama & Company are the Jay-Vee team.

  5. geezerette
    Posted December 11, 2015 at 7:03 pm |

    Obama is seeing to it that America is the JV team he’s seeing to it that our freedom of speech,religion,protection are taken away. He’s seeing to it that we are the enemy and the Muslim Islamic Allah soldiers are the victims of us.

  6. DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)
    Posted December 11, 2015 at 7:31 pm |

    Thanks for the read, Claire. Lots to consider.

    Made me think about what to do when my time comes.
    Of all the options that came to mind, only one was for sure:
    I will not die on my knees.

    If they can kill us, they will;
    but they should be made to do it wide-eyed, screaming, cursing, and fearing for their lives.

  7. Fawkes News (Barack Lies Matter)
    Posted December 12, 2015 at 6:04 am |

    It occurs to me that in the War With Terror, Obama & Company are the Jay-Vee team.

    More like they’re playing for the other team.

  8. mojo
    Posted December 12, 2015 at 8:54 am |

    Feel the love:

  9. rickn8or
    Posted December 12, 2015 at 10:21 am |

    It occurs to me that in the War With Terror, Obama & Company are the Jay-Vee team.

    It’s not the team, it’s the coaching staff.

    And roger that DougM.

  10. Ironic in Denver
    Posted December 12, 2015 at 10:54 am |

    Meanwhile, I won’t be attending any concerts or NFL games:

    Seriously? They want armed officers off their premises? Why? So jihadis can kill the people who bought their tickets without the nuisance of having to deal with trained and armed peace officers?

  11. rickn8or
    Posted December 12, 2015 at 12:26 pm |

    Ironic, it’s worse than you think; it was a country music concert. At least it was the organizers, and not the attendees that went into PSH.

  12. mojo
    Posted December 12, 2015 at 12:42 pm |

    “The world is holding its breath and counting on all of us,” — French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius

    Watching it turn blue ought to be fun.

  13. Ironic in Denver
    Posted December 12, 2015 at 12:56 pm |

    Enrique Marquez, the new Clock Boy:

    (After all, every boy needs a hobby, so why not clocks pipe bombs? Nothing to notice here.)

  14. Ironic in Denver
    Posted December 12, 2015 at 6:37 pm |

    And now, lets hear from the well-informed proponents of assault weapon attack dog control.*

    Below, “Me” is the dog control advocate, and you is someone who actually knows something about dogs:

    Me: I don’t want to take away dog owners’ rights, but we need to do something about pit bulls. We need restrictions on owning an attack dog.

    You: Wait. What’s an “attack dog”?

    Me: You know what I mean. Like military dogs.

    You: Huh? Pit bulls aren’t military dogs. In fact “military dogs” isn’t a thing. You mean like German Shepherds?

    Me: Don’t be ridiculous. Nobody’s trying to take away your German Shepherds. But civilians shouldn’t own fighting dogs.

    You: I have no idea what dogs you’re talking about now.

    Me: You’re being both picky and obtuse. You know I mean hounds.

    You: Hounds? Seriously?

    Me: OK, maybe not actually “hounds.” Maybe I have the terminology wrong. I’m not obsessed with violent dogs the way you are. But we can identify breeds that civilians just don’t need to own.

    You: Apparently not.

    * Story here:

  15. --jack
    Posted December 12, 2015 at 6:39 pm |

    Ann Barnhardt lays out a 9-step plan for implementing this strategy: