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Fear Not ...

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2009 3:42 AM

In recently-released documents, several of the 'masterminds' behind the 9/11 attacks, including Ramzi Bin-al-Shibh and Khalid Sheik Mohammed, proclaimed their pride in their work and that they are 'terrorists to the bone.'

That's as may be, but who's in a military prison, again?

And I don't exactly see throngs of the faithful rushing to the gates in an attempt to set y'all free.

Heckuva job there, Khalid.

It wasn't that long ago that the nutjob brigades on the right were telling us Obama was a secret Muslim who planned to overthrow the government and replace America with a theocratic state under Shari'a Law.

I don't see Victoria's Secret selling burquas yet, do you?

Of course, now these same loons are pushing the socialist/communist harum-scarum. Sorry, but as long as failed bank and investment executives are walking off with million-dollar bonuses, I don't consider socialism a threat.

Despite President Obama's pledge to put an end to earmarks, he's now in the unenviable position of having to sign a continuance-of-government measure for funding ... a measure that is packed to the gills with earmarks.

Even in the wake of this past weekend's tragic shooting at a church in Illinois, there's something fundamentally wrong with things when the discussion turns to talk of having congregation members, possibly bearing arms, stand watch at the doors or inside the church during services.

From a security standpoint, this is ridiculous. What are you going to do, put metal detectors at the doors? Wand Mrs. McGillicuddy on her way to the pew? Add an armed escort to the processional?

And how is this behavior consistent with Christ's teachings? How can you possibly minister or witness to others if you're ultimately fearful of strangers? (For that matter, why is there the presumption that only a stranger can go ballistic and start gunning people down?)

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