Tuesday, March 8, 2011


This extremely frightening development in our national affairs, where this irresponsible public official from Long Island is singling out one group of our fellow Americans as traitorous to our country is repugnant and a threat to all of us eventually. I am sure every single one of us, at one point in our ancestral history, had members of our families who were persecuted just for whom they were. And we must never forget that it is the responsibility of every single freedom-loving American to fight this ugliness whenever it rears its head.

From The NY Times:
Peter King’s Obsession
Published: March 7, 2011
The House Homeland Security Committee’s hearings on American Muslims seem to be more about stoking fear than healing ethnic misunderstanding.

Of course, nothing casts a reflection on us better than excellent science fiction. If you can, please take the eight and a half minutes to watch the clip from Star Trek below. If you don't have that much time, I would suggest starting at around 7 minutes into it, almost near the end. Vigilance!


  1. Peter King has done a fabulous job protecting this homeland. Your comments about Peter King are totally unjustified.

  2. The NY Times is a liberal media which got us into the Iraq War by falsely claiming there was no WMD in Iraq.

    The comments by the NY Times here are totally wrong.

  3. I meant falsely claiming there was WMD in Iraq.

  4. The first rule of scholarship is to consult the original source(s).
    For you own edification, please read the Koran, then compare its directives to the New Testament.

  5. I think the worst thing, above all else, about this is that the extreme right is once again using the "politics of distraction," while they make off like bandits at the expense of the Middle Class of our country. When are they going to stop distracting us with their fear mongering? Oh, wait ... why would they? They have a single constituency - the rich. And all the fear mongering serves their purpose - to distract us while they rob the middle class and the poor blind.
    Sadly, this same tactic has been used quite a few times throughout history and It has often ended with the persecution of many innocent people.

  6. The ironic thing is that Peter King was a huge supporter of the Irish Republican Army. He said, “If civilians are killed in an attack on a military installation, it is certainly regrettable, but I will not morally blame the I.R.A. for it.”

  7. The testimony this morning by Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN), Congress’ first Muslim American member, was rather breathtaking, especially the last several minutes when he spoke about the 22 year old Muslim American man from right here in Queens who gave his life at the WTC on 9/11. I urge everyone to try to catch the footage of Ellison's testimony. I will try to post a link here when it becomes available. All I can say is that it seemed to stun Peter King into silence -- dare I say he even looked ashamed?? -- and I saw at least one other Congresswoman on his panel in tears by the end of it.