Obama’s Plagiarism, Castro’s Resignation, and Holland’s Gutsy Politician

Obama Plagiarism Charges?

Barack Obama

I am certainly not a fan of Barack Obama, but lets be real folks … this ridiculous charge by Hillary Clinton is typical of the Clinton political machine, and is a last ditch attempt to slow Obama’s momentum going into the two upcoming primaries on March 4th: Ohio and Texas.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has accused rival Barack Obama of plagiarism in a speech he gave in Milwaukee on Saturday night, in what is fast developing into a vicious argument about who’s plagiarized more than whom.

In a conference call with reporters on Monday, Howard Wolfson, the Clinton campaign’s communications director accused the Obama of committing plagiarism by borrowing from a speech given by the Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, in 2006 when he was running for office.

Wolfson stated that, “Senator Obama is running on the strength of his rhetoric and the strength of his promises and, as we have seen in the last couple of days, he’s breaking his promises and his rhetoric isn’t his own.”

Wolfson then went on to say that, “When an author plagiarises from another author there is damage done to two different parties. One is to the person he plagiarised from. The other is to the reader.

Clinton communications director, Howard Wolfson, was asked if he could state for the record that that Hillary Clinton has ever done what Obama did … when he borrowed from the rhetoric of Gov. Deval Patrick without footnoting him.

Wolfson could not.

In fact, Wolfson seemed to say it would be OK if it were discovered that Clinton had “lifted” such language when he stated that, “Sen. Clinton is not running on the strength of her rhetoric.” That figures!!!

This plagiarism allegations mark a another vicious attack by the Clinton campaign in the close battle for the Democratic nomination. The Clinton campaign is now desperate to slow Senator Obama’s momentum going into the two key primaries on March 4: Ohio and Texas. If Senator Clinton does not win these two states, her run for the presidency may be over.

Fidel Castro Resigns As Cuba’s Dictator!

Fidel Castro

Communist dictator, Fidel Castro, announced that he will step down as Cuba’s president after nearly 50 years in power.

Castro was the communist leader of the 1959 Cuban Revolution, and has outlasted nine hostile U.S. presidents. In his address to the nation, Castro said that he would not consent to being elected president of the National Assembly or the commander-in-chief of the armed forces due to his health problems.

In his statement , Castro said, “It would betray my conscience to take up a responsibility that demands mobility and a total devotion that I am not in a physical condition to offer.”

He went on to say that, “I am not bidding farewell to you. I want to fight on as a soldier of ideas…My voice will be heard.”

Many expect the National Assembly to elect Castro’s 76-year-old brother, Raul, as his successor. There has also been some talk that vice-president, Carlos Large, 56, might become Cuba’s new leader.

Although Oliver Stone, Naomi Campbell, Robert Redford, Harry Belafonte and a few other American celebrity pals of Fidel Castro will probably be very upset to have lost their “red carpet” party buddy, I personally hope this will mean better times for the Cuban people who were sometimes limited to two eggs per month under Castro’s oppressive regime.

Cuban Dissidents

Maybe some of the political prisoners rotting in Castro’s jails will now get some relief. What do you think … Mr. Redford?

Holland’s Gutsy Politician!

Geert Wilders

Finally, a European politician with the guts to stand up for the western world and against the spreading of radical fundamentalist Islam’s hatred through terror and intimidation.

Back in the late 1990s, a Dutch political leader, Pim Fortuyn, Somalian-born writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and outspoken filmmaker Theo van Gogh tapped into a growing well of resentment against Muslims and a growing criticism of radical fundamentalist Islam.

And … of course Fortuyn was shot by an animal rights activist was acting on behalf of the country’s Muslims and, two years later, van Gogh was shot, stabbed and nearly decapitated on an Amsterdam street by Mohammed Bouyeri, a Muslim and a Dutch citizen of Moroccan descent.

It seems that Van Gogh, with Hirsi Ali, had just finished the film “Submission,” a 10-minute movie that the two said depicted the abuse of women in Islamic cultures. After van Gogh’s murder, the Dutch government placed public figures known for their anti-Muslim stances in safe houses.

One of them was Geert Wilders.

He has been under government protection since and this has caused his views on Islam to hardened. In fact, five months ago, he called for the Koran to be outlawed in the Netherlands.

Geert Wilders told Fox News that he thinks our western culture is much better than the barbaric Islamic cultures, stating that, “Ninety-nine percent of the intolerance in the world comes back to the Islamic religion and the Koran.”

Wilders has gone so far as to produce his own 10-minute film, calling his film a wake up call to “shake off the creeping tyranny of Islamicization. ” Wilders states that, “People who watch the movie will see that the Koran is very much alive today, leading to the destruction of everything we in the Western world stand for, which is respect and tolerance.”

Wilders, the 41-year-old leader of the right-wing Party for Freedom, says “I don’t want Dutch people or Dutch interests to be hurt.” But … he does want to open eyes. “Islam is something we can’t afford any more in the Netherlands. I want the fascist Koran banned. We need to stop the Islamisation of the Netherlands. That means no more mosques, no more Islamic schools, no more imams… Not all Muslims are terrorists, but almost all terrorists are Muslims.”

What they have said about Islam

Geert Wilders

I believe we have been far too tolerant for far too long. We have to defend ourselves. Before you know it there will be more mosques than churches! (In reference to the Koran): Ban that wretched book like ‘Mein Kampf’ is banned!

Theo van Gogh

This book is called ‘Allah knows best’ because it is my dark suspicion that we are on the verge of the new Middle Ages of Mecca; and because I feel, as a professional atheist, very unsafe.

Pim Fortuyn

I don’t say send them home.I just say the Netherlands is a small country. We are already overcrowded, there’s no more room and we must shut the borders. I don’t hate Islam. I consider it a backward culture. I have travelled much in the world and wherever Islam rules it’s just terrible.

I respect Geert Wilders efforts and agree with a lot of what he says! But … by George, he’d better “batten down the hatches,” because the adherents of the “religion of peace” will definitely be after his head!

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