UK approves Abu Hamza extradition…Come to Papa, baby Hamza…

Abu Hamza al-Masri

Abu Hamza has 14 days to appeal against the decision

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has approved the extradition of radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri to the United States on terror charges.

 ‘Grave concerns’

Abu Hamza, 49, of west London is wanted by the US authorities on charges which include providing support to Al Qaeda.

The Egypt-born preacher is currently serving a seven-year jail term in the UK for inciting murder and race hate.

Abu Hamza’s lawyer says she will appeal, but if it fails he will be handed to the US authorities within 28 days.

Abu Hamza’s solicitor, Muddassar Arani, says she will appeal against the home secretary’s ratification of the extradition order. They have 14 days to do so.

Ms Arani, said: “There are grave concerns about what might happen if the extradition goes ahead.

“The Americans have said he will not face the death penalty or be sent to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp – but how can we be sure?

Then there is this………….


“Those who propagate evil, hate and division cannot be a part of British society.

“This is excellent news for Britain’s Muslim community. For too long Abu Hamza tarnished their name and now they will be delighted to learn he will face further charges in the US.”


Well God Damn…I, ME, This Little Kid….Corrected typos/misspellings in the BBC column…HA!

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Curried Egg Salad…Looks damn good to me..Adds recipe items to shopping list..


Curried Egg Salad Recipe

Use any type of onion you like here, I’ve done this version of egg salad using yellow, white, and in this version I had a tiny red one onhand, so I grabbed for that.

5 good quality eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder (your favorite)
3 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 big pinches of salt

1/2 small onion, chopped
1/2 medium apple, chopped
1/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
1 small bunch of chives, minced

First off, you need to boil the eggs properly (the key to good egg salad!). Place the eggs in a pot and cover with cold water by a 1/2-inch or so. Bring to a gentle boil. Now turn off the heat, cover, and let sit for exactly seven minutes. Have a big bowl of ice water ready and when the eggs are done cooking and place them in the ice bath for three minutes or so – long enough to stop the cooking.

While the eggs are boiling/cooling, combine the yogurt, curry powder and salt in a tiny bowl. Set aside.

Crack and peel each egg, and place in a medium mixing bowl. Add the curried yogurt, onions, apple, pecans, and chives. Now mash with a fork. Don’t overdo it, you want the egg mixture to have some texture. If you need to add a bit more plain yogurt to moisten up the mixture a bit, go for it a bit at a time. taste and add more salt if needed. Enjoy as-is, or served wrapped in lettuce or between two slices of good, toasted bread.

Serves 3-4


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Congress passes stimulus bill and sends to Bush…Well shit, ya’ mean our Lardasses in D.C., actually did somethin’?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Congress passed a nearly $152 billion plan on Thursday to stave off an election-year recession by sending government rebate checks to millions of Americans and providing business tax incentives to boost spending.

Moving quickly to get the economic package to President George W. Bush, the House of Representatives passed the bill by 380-34, just hours after the Senate cleared the measure on a vote of 81-16. Bush is expected to sign the bill next week.

The legislation will provide one-time rebates of up to $600 for individuals or $1,200 for couples, plus $300 for each child. Low-income people, including retirees on Social Security and disabled veterans who pay no income taxes, would receive checks of $300. The rebates would start to phase out for people with taxable incomes of more than $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 for couples.

At a news conference with congressional leaders, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said the rebate checks would go to more than 130 million Americans. “We’re going to have the checks out beginning of May and this is largely going to be done by the time summer’s over,” he added.


Update on Faine’s attempt to “cleanse” Australia of conservative commentators

A few days ago, Ash summarised ABC host Jon Faine’s attempt to shut debate in Australia by “cleansing” the media of conservatives pretty well in her title: This Is Disgraceful. (A post that has so far received a lot of hits – good pickup, Ash!)

Today, Andrew Bolt notes that this issue has now been picked up by commentators in the USA, including the Wall Street Journal‘s James Taranto.

Do not let this suggestion by a host of “our” State-run ABC (Australian Broadcast Corp) that since we elected a Labor (Left-wing) Government by a 53%-47% margin, newspapers and other media outlets should “rethink” the “relevance” of their right-wing commentators because they kind of represent the thinking that’s out of step with the result of the election in a way — fade quietly away.

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Teh Funny!: Ann Coulter, Bound and Gagged

I’m bad.  After my previous post – just for devious grins – I did a Google Image Search using the terms, “ann coulter gag ball.”  Wouldn’t you know it, Eureka! ann_coulter02.jpgI love the intertubes.  

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Now the the “Ommituary” Has Been Written

I thought Romney’s exit statement was quite powerful and, might I add, classy>

“I disagree with Senator McCain on a number of issues, as you know. But I agree with him on doing whatever it takes to be successful in Iraq, on finding and executing Osama bin Laden, and on eliminating Al Qaeda and terror. If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or Obama would win. And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror.

This is not an easy decision for me. I hate to lose. My family, my friends and our supporters… many of you right here in this room… have given a great deal to get me where I have a shot at becoming President. If this were only about me, I would go on. But I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America, I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country.”

So, let’s us libertarians and conservatives put the recent past behind us and unite in defeating the most socialist pair of candidates the Democrats have ever fielded. We just don’t need any suicide voters and non-voters like Ann Coulter – who I think is just begging for a gag ball.


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Houston, The Eagle has landed…In Reality, The Eagle landed some 230 years or so, ago. It is staying. Don’t like it…Get the hell out!


Originally posted at….The Last of the Few/Theo Spark

Never fuck with a bad ass, Eagle.

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Archbishop backs sharia law for British Muslims…Good, ‘He who volunteers, goes first’. Rip on, fool. You already have the beard for it, go all the way.


Tim Blair, has a piece on this. Since a goodly portion of our members on Tizona hail from Australia, as well as some of our reader/commenters do, this will be run in conjunction with, the recovering and quite well, I might say, Mr. Tim Blair.

The Archbishop of Canterbury prompted controversy today when he said the introduction of sharia law for British Muslims was “unavoidable”.
Rowan Williams told BBC Radio 4’s World at One that Muslims should be able to choose whether to have matters such as marital disputes dealt with under sharia law or the British legal system.

The spokesman of the prime minister, Gordon Brown, insisted British law must remain pre-eminent, but said concessions to sharia law could be made on a case-by-case basis.

He said: “In general terms, if there are specific instances that can be looked at on a case-by-case basis that is something we can look at.
“But the prime minister believes British law should apply in this country, based on British values.”

The archbishop’s comments were strongly criticised by the National Secular Society but welcomed by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), which stressed it did not back the introduction of sharia criminal law.

Willams said giving sharia official status in the UK would help maintain social cohesion because some Muslims do not relate to the British legal system.

Its introduction would mean Muslims would no longer have to choose between “the stark alternatives of cultural loyalty or state loyalty”.

Williams said his proposal would only work if sharia law was properly understood, rather than seen through the eyes of biased media reports.

The archbishop said he was not proposing the adoption of extreme interpretations of sharia law practiced in some repressive regimes.

He said: “It seems unavoidable and, as a matter of fact, certain conditions of sharia are already recognised in our society and under our law, so it is not as if we are bringing in an alien and rival system.

“We already have in this country a number of situations in which the internal law of religious communities is recognised by the law of the land as justifying conscientious objections in certain circumstances. There is a place for finding what would be a constructive accommodation with some aspects of Muslim law as we already do with aspects of other kinds of religious law.”

Williams went on: “It would be quite wrong to say that we could ever license a system of law for some community which gave people no right of appeal, no way of exercising the rights that are guaranteed to them as citizens in general. “But there are ways of looking at marital disputes, for example, which provide an alternative to the divorce courts as we understand them. In some cultural and religious settings they would seem more appropriate.”

Read the rest at….Guardian UK

I must say this. Rowan Williams MUST have his miter on a tad to tight. In fact so much of a “tad”, there is no way blood could be entering the brain. I have NO IDEA what Gordon Brown’s excuse is.

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OK…you saw it here…at least 478th down the line…….Romney Drops Presidential Bid

Mitt Romney suspended his presidential campaign Thursday, telling a stunned conservative group that continuing his uphill battle against John McCain would hurt the Republican Party and make it more likely that the Democratic candidate would win the general election in November.

“If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention … I’d forestall the launch of a national campaign and frankly I’d be making make it easier for Senator Clinton or Obama to win,” Romney told the Conservative Political Action Conference. “Frankly, in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror.”

Fox News

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Contacts for Berkeley Mayor and City Council members

Courtesy of Michelle Malkin, This is a followup to Spot-the-Dog’s post about the Berkeley/Marine fiasco, with the list of contacts for that execrable city government. Feel free to contact any or all of these mouth-breathers and tell them what you think of their actions.

Contact info:

Mayor – Tom Bates
2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: (510) 981-7100
FAX: (510) 981-7199
TDD: (510) 981-6903
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Linda Maio
Phone: (510) 981-7110
FAX: (510) 981-7111

Darryl Moore
Phone: (510) 981-7120

Maxwell Anderson
Phone: (510) 981-7130

Dona Spring
Phone: (510) 981-7140

Laurie Capitelli
Phone: (510) 981-7150

Betty Olds
Phone: (510) 981-7160

Kriss Worthington
Phone: (510) 981-7170

Gordon Wozniak
Phone: (510) 981-7180

City Auditor
Ann Marie
TEL: (510) 981-6750, TDD: (510) 981-6903
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm


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FLASH: communists are mentally ill….Courtesy of J.M.


Five Feet Of Fury

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Gremlins, he says!

It’s not the gremlins that are making things screwy around here…

Placebo know the truth!


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Berkeley Vs. America, Again — and Americans Strike Back

berkeleymarines1.jpgThis blog has previously covered San Fransisco’s and Berkeley’s “special” relationship with the American military, as well as the signs that many Americans have had just about enough of their deliberate obstruction of filming of Marines ads, trying to drive out the Blue Angels, last year’s killing of the JROTC program in San Fransisco, how San Fransisco makes no secret of the fact that they hate American troops, and the latest from Berkeley where Code Pink were given special dispensations by the council in order to shut down the United States Marine Corps Recruiting Station there.

As Angus Dei posted earlier this month, that last move was just one too many, spurring many backlashes including Republican Senator DeMint’s call to pull the plug on Berkeley’s Federal funding. Today in CNSNews, Michelle Malkin gives an excellent summary of Berkeley’s actions thus far, and the impact that Americans who are not going to put up with these kinds of intolerant, illiberal, un-American power trips any more are having already:

Berkeley Vs. America, Again
By Michelle Malkin Commentary
February 06, 2008


The troop-bashers in Berkeley are at it once more. But this time, the rest of America lashed back. Message to the Left Coast: It’s not the 1960s anymore.


On Jan. 29, the Berkeley city council passed several measures targeting the lone Marine recruitment office in town. The anti-war harridans at Code Pink have been picketing the center for months. Last fall, they defaced the building by slapping a sign that read “assasination” (sic) in the military office window. Instead of rising to defend the recruiters’ property rights, the city council and mayor voted to sabotage them further. They granted Code Pink special parking privileges directly in front of the Marines’ workplace to facilitate their protests — and also offered them a free sound permit for six months.



In the home of the free speech movement, the peace and love mob abused the power of government to help drive the Marines out of the city. They proceeded with zoning changes to treat recruiting centers like porn shops. They encouraged residents to continue to impede the recruiters’ work. Never mind federal law making it a crime to willfully obstruct the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States. If that weren’t blood-boiling enough, the Berkeleyites put the troops under further siege by voting to send a letter to the U.S. Marine Corps calling them “uninvited and unwelcome intruders.”


Video of the council meeting showed city officials trashing the Marines as “the president’s own gangsters” and “trained killers” who are known for “death and destruction … and maiming.” One of the council members complained that our men and women in uniform were responsible for “horrible karma.” Mayor Tom Bates offered to “help” the Marines evacuate.


But, of course, they continue to argue shamelessly that they’re not against the troops. Just against President Bush’s policies.


Only one council member, Gordon Wozniak, opposed the Code Pink measure — pointing out that the council was bending the rules, intentionally setting up a confrontation between the group and the recruitment office, and “showing favoritism.” He was outnumbered, 8-to-1.


Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin and her minions gloated over the vote and turned up at the recruitment center to rub salt in the wound: “We are the defenders of democracy, the upholders of the Constitution. If it weren’t for people like the people in Berkeley, standing up for what they believe, we’d be living under Hitler.”


Her thugs defaced the recruitment center again — his time with a banner of bloody handprints stretched across the window as recruiters tried to do their jobs.


In another decade, Berkeley would have gotten away with this intolerant, illiberal, un-American power trip. But in the age of the Internet, talk radio and YouTube, word of the siege at Berkeley spread like lightning. And citizens across the country weren’t willing to look the other way.


The San Francisco-based Move America Forward, led by talk show host/conservative activist Melanie Morgan, launched an online petition protesting the city council measures. Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina moved to strip Berkeley of pork barrel spending worth $2 million.


The American Legion mobilized as well. National Commander Marty Conatser lambasted the votes: “The American Legion not only strongly condemns this action by the City Council but also believes that a sincere apology is in order to all Marines, past and present. … What these recruiters do is essential to our national security. Without recruiters we have no military. And I don’t think we can count on the flower children from Berkeley to protect this nation when it comes under attack. They have to remember that Marines are not the enemy; the terrorists are.”


After feeling the heat, not just from veterans, military families and troop supporters outside of Berkeley but also from their own embarrassed citizens, the council is waving a partial white flag: Two council members will move to rescind the obnoxious letter and Code Pink privileges next week. It seems a little light bulb went off in Councilwoman Betty Olds’ head: “I think we shouldn’t be seen across the country as hating the Marines.”


Too late. The city’s “horrible karma” is on full display. Sit back and watch Berkeley be Berkeley? No more.

They are just now starting to realise that they “shouldn’t be seen across the country as hating the Marines”? Well, that’s a start anyway. But it’s up to everyone who gives a damn about America’s military to make sure that every time a city like San Fransisco or Berkeley goes off on another anti-military crusade, their shameful actions are publicised far and wide. Can they really be shamed into doing the right thing? Probably not. But I reckon it’s still worth a go.

San Fransisco-based Move America Forward has been doing a lot of the heavy lifting in trying to fight anti-military actions like those in Berkeley and San Francisco, and they have a fantastic website. Go there and see what you can do to help. And if you want to pick up a “Code Pink Are the Real Traitors” shirt, visit The Campaign Store.


And to show America’s serving and returned troops that you support them, check out the links on this, this and this page here, courtesy of various Tizona bloggers.

UPDATE:  RebeccaH notes that Michelle Malkin has helpfully provided names, numbers and addresses (incl. email) for the Berkeley City Council members & Mayor.

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