More "Not Terrorism": Muslim Doctor Shoots Bicyclist in Texas

Dr. Wameeth Fadhli.jpgCrack Jawa reporter Bluto sends us information that a Muslim doctor randomly shot a bicyclist a few days ago. Do we even have to say that terrorism was immediately ruled out as a motive and that the man's Muslim faith was not even mentioned?

Because as we all know, Islam never inspired anybody to kill anybody else. Ever.

Move along folks. Nothing to see here.

Court TV:

A doctor has been charged in the drive-by shooting of a bicyclist, who was hit in the chest and shoulder and is now recovering at the same hospital where the physician works.

Dr. Wameeth Fadhli, a doctor at the University of Texas Medical Branch hospital in Galveston, was jailed Thursday on $60,000 bond after being accused of firing numerous shots at the 22-year-old man on Tuesday.

According to witnesses, the victim was riding his bicycle when a sport utility vehicle pulled alongside and began firing what they described as a pistol. The witnesses told police the shooter was alone and wearing what appeared to be surgical scrubs, said Galveston County Sheriff's Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo....

"At this point, this looks like it could have been just a random shooting, and that makes it a pretty scary crime," Assistant District Attorney Xochitl Vandiver said.

Yup. Random. No motive whatsoever.

Looks like he is a pediatrician. Just the kind of guy you'd want treating your kids. He is also American by birth. Born in Indiana. A regular Hoosier.

Bluto makes an interesting speculation in the form of a "lets hope". Go read his post to see what that is. He's not the first to say it.

My inclination is to answer the speculation with a "no".

Organizations tend to commit organized acts of terror. Not what we've seen in the past couple of days.

What we see, then, can be explained by part bravery and part commitment to values. Like I've always said: if the Left and Muslim extremists really believed what they say they believe, then there would be a lot more domestic terrorism.

Either they don't really believe half the things they claim, or they are cowards.

When you truly believe this expect this. It really is that simple.

UPDATE: Someone from Galveston e-mails that his wife works at the hospital. Apparently there is a lot of gossip going around as to what might possibly have happened.

He retracts his earlier statement that Dr. Fadhli was Persian. His wife thinks he comes from a Saudi lineage. But Fadhli's wife is Italian and isn't veiled.

The suspect in the shooting, Dr. Fadhli, came in to work two weeks ago bloodied and claiming he had had a run in with some gang types and had been beaten. So, the local gossip is that this might have been pay back.

But it is all speculation at this point.

Sue Bob is also covering the story.

Posted by: Rusty at 01:56 PM

Comments

1 from the rumor mill on the island, the doctor had been attacked previously by the cyclist and buddies(gang-related) while at a corner convenience store. from what I know he was very happy to be here as his family had fled the overthrow of the shah.
regards,
galveston resident

Posted by: ron at July 29, 2006 02:20 PM

2 Almost all Persians fled the Mullahs at the time of the revolution , yet some of their children discover Islam as an identity and become radicals. Sad.

If you have more info, please let us in on it. For instance, who was the victim?

Posted by: Rusty at July 29, 2006 03:08 PM

3 Internment camps and expellment of Muslims from the US, now.
This ain't gonna get any better.

Posted by: dick at July 29, 2006 03:16 PM

4 Rusty,
"Wameeth" is not an Iranian name to my knowledge.

Posted by: Garduneh Mehr at July 29, 2006 03:38 PM

5 A muslim murderer ... oh, but I repeat myself.

ISLAM MUST BE DESTROYED!

Posted by: deathtoislam at July 29, 2006 03:39 PM

6 Yeah, Wameeth is Arabic, but it's Muslim and you find it all over. Malaysia, India, all over, really.

Posted by: Rusty at July 29, 2006 03:41 PM

7 Israel backed by army of cyber-soldiers
From Yonit Farago in Jerusalem

WHILE Israel fights Hezbollah with tanks and aircraft, its supporters are campaigning on the internet.
Israel’s Government has thrown its weight behind efforts by supporters to counter what it believes to be negative bias and a tide of pro-Arab propaganda. The Foreign Ministry has ordered trainee diplomats to track websites and chatrooms so that networks of US and European groups with hundreds of thousands of Jewish activists can place supportive messages.


In the past week nearly 5,000 members of the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) have downloaded special “megaphone” software that alerts them to anti-Israeli chatrooms or internet polls to enable them to post contrary viewpoints. A student team in Jerusalem combs the web in a host of different languages to flag the sites so that those who have signed up can influence an opinion survey or the course of a debate.

More at:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,174-2289232,00.html

Posted by: Greg at July 29, 2006 03:42 PM

8 Rusty,
Yup, Muslimes are as Muslimes do. No changing that!
Best
GM

Posted by: Garduneh Mehr at July 29, 2006 03:50 PM

9 It's bullshit how they won't call it what it is: TERRORISM! These guys are killing kuffar's with the hope of becoming famous as a islamic martyar, we all know this and yet the government decides not to charge these dickwads with terrorism.

Our politicans are playing us like fools. Time to vote all these LIBERALS, who would be the first to die if islamic law came to America, out of office. They are killing us internally and i'm tired of watching my country being ripped to shreds by these assholes! Stand up for what you believe in and let's take our country back.

Posted by: The Boodge at July 29, 2006 04:00 PM

10 Mel Gibson sounds like he might be soul-buddies with Scott and some of the other anti-Semites around here...

http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/exclusive-no-cover-up-la-county-sheriffs-malibulost-hills-station-reports-contain-anti-semitic-slurs-allegedly-made-by-mel-gibson-during-dui-arrest/

Posted by: Darth Vag at July 29, 2006 04:19 PM

11 St. George's...
A Caribbean school !

Posted by: Darth Vag at July 29, 2006 04:22 PM

12 Let's see......pediatrician + male + muslim + tired + pissed off + gun + bicyclist = wounded bicyclist.

Makes perfect sense to me.

Posted by: n.a. palm at July 29, 2006 04:52 PM

13 I live in Texas and saw the story on Thursday and wrote about on Thursday and Friday. I asked the same questions about motivation as well.

This morning I had a commenter come on my site who said that he or she knows the doctor from the hospital. Apparently, there is some speculation at the hospital that the bicyclist had just attempted to rob the doctor's wife and child.

I do know that there are some bad neighborhoods in the area of that hospital, so that speculation and the first commenters may have some merit. In fact--this may be a story that leaves out pertinent information about the guy on the bicycle due to political correctness.

If the first commenter here and the one at my site is correct, this may be a case of gang harrasment against this man's family.

If he really is a jihadist--given his seemingly all-American background, that would truly be frightening.

Posted by: Sue Bob at July 29, 2006 05:28 PM

14 Have I been banned?

Posted by: jd at July 29, 2006 06:21 PM

15 Apparently, it doesn't allow my yahoo account. Anyway, what I was going to say was this: Sue Bob, why wait for facts? Let's decide now we know what happened.

Rusty, what did you mean by if left and muslim extremists really believed what they say they believed, there'd be a lot more terrorism. What left beliefs lead to terrorism? I think if you tally up domestic terrorism in the last fifty years, you'll find that right wing fringes are much more terroristic than left fringes. Don't you agree?

Posted by: jd at July 29, 2006 06:22 PM

16 So Rusty, tell me again why I'm wrong to call for the mass extinction of muslims.

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at July 29, 2006 06:42 PM

17 for the record I am not sue bob's source

Posted by: ron at July 29, 2006 07:04 PM

18 By definition (My liberal President's and also that of the MSM.) a fascist Muslim can not commit a terrorist act. As by definition a black man can *not* commit a hate crime. So of course the phyusician trying to kill an American in TX is not an act of terrorism. If you doubt me ask the left winger in the White House who praised the terrorists -oops I mean Muslims- and condemed the Danes 6 months ago.

Posted by: Rod Stanton at July 29, 2006 07:24 PM

19 Greg!! this morning I woke up and I heard my hard drive clicking extra loud, I opened up the case and when I looked at the CPU it said:
"$$$ Intel Pentium 4 - extra j0o00o Inside"
how can I get rid of the ghost of the j0o00o's inside please? anti-virus? it's a known fact that jews made Aids in a lab, does my pc have j00o Aids? do I need a shot from the illuminati to disinfect it? or will crashed roswell flying saucers lazers do the job?? HELP!!!


Posted by: davec at July 29, 2006 07:26 PM

20 If anyone thinks my reference to the left winger in the Whit House was exagerated go to LGF and see what Bush has done. He's ordered protection for MOSQUES because of Naveed Afzal Haq! It is the Jews we have to worry about not the fascist Muslims! Ask the liberal I voted for in 04!

Posted by: Rod Stanton at July 29, 2006 07:47 PM

21 This speculation about whether the shooter was a terrorist is pretty nutty. Terrorists are the lowest of the low, basically because they kill innocents for thier jihadist motives. How can a seemingly motiveless crime be a terrorist act?

Odds are, it does have a motive. . . based on some wrong or disagreement between the two. If a white man from Misissippi shoots another, we don't automatially assume he's a member of the KKK.

He shot a guy, and he'll get his. It makes the man a murderer, but it does not make him a terrorist.

Posted by: GalvestonMan at July 29, 2006 09:06 PM

22 I'll keep you guys posted. My fiancee works at UTMB, and should have some more information soon.

Posted by: GalvestonMan at July 29, 2006 09:07 PM

23 So in this case, it was possibly a vigilante shooting.

Where are the leftists who always are condemning lynch mobs?

Well, the guy's a Muslim. That means it's not only okay, but the bicyclist might even be convicted of a hate crime, even if the shooting was a case of mistaken identity.

After all, what right did he have to look like a guy who robbed a Muslim? He did it on purpose, so he was askin' for it! Hang 'im high, boys!

Posted by: Tatterdemalian at July 29, 2006 10:36 PM

24 To those inclined to scream "Islam" every time a guy with brown skin shoots someone, I say think before you spew.

If the story that the good Doctor was going after a gang-banger who beat him up for no reason, or worse, because he didn't like the color of the doctor's skin, then I'm right behind him.

We need a whole lot more people who respond to gangster punks with a .22 to the chest. Or maybe a .45 or a 9mm. Capiche?

Posted by: Jaibones at July 29, 2006 11:44 PM

25 Come on now, not all Moslems are terrorist...but it appears the inverse rule applies. I.e., do the math to find the solution.

Posted by: massachusetts republican at July 29, 2006 11:57 PM

26 Come on now, not all Moslems are terrorist...but it appears the inverse rule applies. I.e., do the math to find the solution.

Posted by: massachusetts republican at July 29, 2006 11:58 PM

27 Come on now, not all Moslems are terrorist...but it appears the inverse rule applies. I.e., do the math to find the solution.

Posted by: massachusetts republican at July 29, 2006 11:58 PM

28 Come on now, not all Moslems are terrorist...but it appears the inverse rule applies. I.e., do the math to find the solution.

Posted by: massachusetts republican at July 29, 2006 11:59 PM

29 Come on now, not all Moslems are terrorist...but it appears the inverse rule applies. I.e., do the math to find the solution.

Posted by: massachusetts republican at July 29, 2006 11:59 PM

30 All terrorists are Muslims? Do you really think that?

Tim McVeigh was a Muslim?

Guess what group has committed more acts of terrorism in the US than any other in the last 50 years.

Anti-Castro Cubans. They've bombed buildings in Miami for hosting events and people who are not 100% anti-Castro, they've even shot a few people.

I'm not aware that ANY of them are Muslim.

The first suicide bomber to use the tactic in the modern way was NOT a Muslim--he was a Tamil separatist.

I do think that Islam has a terrible problem with terrorism, perhaps the worst in the world---but they are not alone.

Posted by: jd at July 30, 2006 12:11 AM

31 Wameeth is not an Iranian (or Persian) name.

Fadhli is most likely Arabic. In Iran it would be spelled Fazli, which is pronounced slightly different from Fadhli.

Please rest assured that 99% of Persians would pee in the mouth of Prophet Mohammad, if they had the chance.

jd - the whole Islamic government of Iran is a terrorist organization. 99% of contemporry terrorism, based on body count, is committed by Muslims. Terrorism 50 years ago? Who cares. Time is logarithmic.

Posted by: Persian Pagan at July 30, 2006 04:29 AM

32 Sounds like Doctor Unibrow just flipped out and wanted to be police, judge, and jury.


"I do think that Islam has a terrible problem with terrorism, perhaps the worst in the world---but they are not alone."

Maybe not alone but almost.

Posted by: chirac est un ver at July 30, 2006 04:29 AM

33 JD, if you tickle their balls while you're fellating them, then maybe they won't cut your throat, but instead will keep you as their little dhimmi bitch. Somehow, I suspect that's your plan anyway.

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at July 30, 2006 04:42 AM

34 Non-Muslims never shoot anyone

Posted by: Idiot watch at July 30, 2006 07:25 AM

35 No JD, not all terrorists are Muslims, but Muslim terrorists are responsible for most terrorism in the world today. Their religion (Islam) is the only major religion that sanctions murder of nonbelievers and even requires violent jihad against them. Read a few books on Islam, there are plenty available.

I seriously doubt that anti-Castro Cubans represent the same threat as do Muslim terrorists in the US. We've so far arrested 25 Muslims plotting terror in the US in just the past two months. There was the Sears Tower plot and the Holland Tunnel plot, to refresh your memory. Before that there was the first attack on the Twin Towers in 1993.

My problem with you Lefties is your self-delusion with "moral equivalence." Islamic terror is widespread throughout the world, happens daily, and is supported, funded and partnered by Islamic governments like Iran and Syria. But you think you can mention Timothy McVeigh, an isolated nutball, and voila, you've shown that terror is as random and unrelated to a specific religion and culture as say, a thunder storm.

I suspect the real reason for Leftist attempts to dilute the seriousness of Islamic terror is so they can justify doing nothing about it.

The Left's contribution to Islamic terror is self-delusion, denial and yes, open support. Check out Zombie's picture albums online of Leftist rallies that feature open support for Hezbollah. You can't be that uninformed.

Posted by: Stogie at July 30, 2006 09:44 AM

36 No JD, not all terrorists are Muslims, but Muslim terrorists are responsible for most terrorism in the world today. Their religion (Islam) is the only major religion that sanctions murder of nonbelievers and even requires violent jihad against them. Read a few books on Islam, there are plenty available.

I seriously doubt that anti-Castro Cubans represent the same threat as do Muslim terrorists in the US. We've so far arrested 25 Muslims plotting terror in the US in just the past two months. There was the Sears Tower plot and the Holland Tunnel plot, to refresh your memory. Before that there was the first attack on the Twin Towers in 1993.

My problem with you Lefties is your self-delusion with "moral equivalence." Islamic terror is widespread throughout the world, happens daily, and is supported, funded and partnered by Islamic governments like Iran and Syria. But you think you can mention Timothy McVeigh, an isolated nutball, and voila, you've shown that terror is as random and unrelated to a specific religion and culture as say, a thunder storm.

I suspect the real reason for Leftist attempts to dilute the seriousness of Islamic terror is so they can justify doing nothing about it.

The Left's contribution to Islamic terror is self-delusion, denial and yes, open support. Check out Zombie's picture albums online of Leftist rallies that feature open support for Hezbollah. You can't be that uninformed.

Posted by: Stogie at July 30, 2006 09:46 AM

37 No JD, not all terrorists are Muslims, but Muslim terrorists are responsible for most terrorism in the world today. Their religion (Islam) is the only major religion that sanctions murder of nonbelievers and even requires violent jihad against them. Read a few books on Islam, there are plenty available.

I seriously doubt that anti-Castro Cubans represent the same threat as do Muslim terrorists in the US. We've so far arrested 25 Muslims plotting terror in the US in just the past two months. There was the Sears Tower plot and the Holland Tunnel plot, to refresh your memory. Before that there was the first attack on the Twin Towers in 1993.

My problem with you Lefties is your self-delusion with "moral equivalence." Islamic terror is widespread throughout the world, happens daily, and is supported, funded and partnered by Islamic governments like Iran and Syria. But you think you can mention Timothy McVeigh, an isolated nutball, and voila, you've shown that terror is as random and unrelated to a specific religion and culture as say, a thunder storm.

I suspect the real reason for Leftist attempts to dilute the seriousness of Islamic terror is so they can justify doing nothing about it.

The Left's contribution to Islamic terror is self-delusion, denial and yes, open support. Check out Zombie's picture albums online of Leftist rallies that feature open support for Hezbollah. You can't be that uninformed.

Posted by: Stogie at July 30, 2006 09:48 AM

38 I had no idea what kind of blog this was. . . I just stumbled upon it looking for information about our local who shot a Texan.

I promised an update on Monday to about 5 different blogs. . . I'll try to deliver here, despite my growing distaste. In the meantime, I just wanted to point out that I take a conservative view in regards to most government action. Unfortunately, this includes our costly investment in the Middle East.

I say, if you want to stop attacks against America, stop arming them. PULL THE HELL OUT, not militarily, but economically (It's THIS "western influece" that incenses them anyway, right?). Cut their balls off completely. Iran and Syria are building a bomb, and their governemnts support and fund terror - oops, not anymore. Now their governemnts are bankrupt and they're focused on keeping order against food rioting in the streets of the capital. Yes. . . stop the money flow all together, and let let them all go back to scrambling over water holes in the desert.

As for Israel, let them fend for themselves. . . after all, let's not forget that the people of THAT country moved there for religious reasons, and are just as religiously intractable as the most diehard fundamentalist. In my opinion, Zionists and Islamic Fundamentalists deserve each other.

As for people dying in the region, who cares? If the people in the Middle East want a goverment without a seperation of church and state, well. . . they'll reap the consequences of that desire. They have been doing so for a thousand years.

As for the oil, let China deal with the problems in obtaining it. Let Russia try to negotiate peace in the region. Ha! We don't need it. Crude oil will be an obsolete product in thirty years anyway. The USA is a country full of innovators and capatilists ready to create new markets in renewable fuels. Let's get a jumpstart now, while China's need for it continues to grow. The strength of this country lies in our work ethic, and the number of minds we can devote to a partipular problem. Let's go back to using that strength.

On the other hand, if you're SO keen on putting a boot to the face of a whole region full of people, as well as setting up interment camps in this country, blindly trusting anything Authority tells you to do, and executing whatever extensions of short term power trips you think are the most satisfying, well. . . in the end, whatever I jsut said won't play into your concusions. That's fine.

Yes, I am a fiscal conservative who believes in "cutting and running," as infantile as that phrase is. I think the tragedy of this administration is that so many of us who were once on board, are now more disgusted in our own party leadership than anything that may happen across the isle. I'm sad to say that my Republican party, once the party of fiscal responsiblity and common sense, is going down, mostly because of immature and short-sighted thinking such as the comments that I've seen no this blog.

Rant off.

Posted by: GalvestonMan at July 30, 2006 10:39 AM

39 "I take a conservative view in regards to most government action."

Good. The conservative view is that our Government is charge with protecting our life, liberty and property. On 9/11, we woke up to the shattering of the myth that we could ignore the Islamofascist threat of global terrorism. If we dont stop it 'over there' it will come 'over here'. The suspicion (I think incorrect) is that the Galveston shooting is an example of it coming over here. Certainly the shooting in Seattle is.

" Unfortunately, this includes our costly investment in the Middle East."
We've been invested in the Middle East for some time, in particular Gulf War and 12 years of 'no fly zones'. and before that shuttle diplomacy over 'mideast peace' (when was there peace there?)

"I say, if you want to stop attacks against America, stop arming them. PULL THE HELL OUT, not militarily, but economically"

That won work. We never did arm Somalis Jihadists - but they attacked us. We never did arm Bin Laden in the 1990s, but he killed our people in Kenyan embassy bombings, etc.

" (It's THIS "western influece" that incenses them anyway, right?)."

WRONG! This thinking is akin to saying "Give em what they want and they'll leave us alone" Since what they want is the enslavement of 1 billion muslims, then Europen and *then US* to the Taliban-like rule of "Sharia", our very existence threatens them. As Bush said "They hate us for our freedom." It's not like we can just leave them alone and they will leave us alone. Been there. Done that. WONT WORK.

" Cut their balls off completely. Iran and Syria are building a bomb, and their governemnts support and fund terror - oops, not anymore."

Good thinking. Problem: Other than oil, which does fuel some of this, we *dont* buy much from them. Syria is an impoverished dump of a country. So was Taliban-run Afghanistan. They WERE NOT supported by us. Yet, they funded terrorists who come and kill ISraelis, westerns, Americans, etc.

"Now their governemnts are bankrupt and they're focused on keeping order against food rioting in the streets of the capital."
Wrong again. Bankrupt and impoverished countries dont riot... look at North Korea, worst hellhole on earth, 200,000 people in labor camps. Famine, privation and 1984"-like totalitarian repression. NO RIOTS.

"Yes. . . stop the money flow all together, and let let them all go back to scrambling over water holes in the desert."

Leave 'em alone and they will build terror camps and send bombers to us. THAT is the real lesson of history for the past 10 years since 1996 when Bin Laden declared war on it. WE CANNOT AFFORD COMPLACENCY ANY MORE!

Morever, you fail to realize that Iran has *deals with China* on oil. billions of $$$. They dont need to sell to us. Go ahead, buy a plug-in Prius or bike to work if you think it helps. It wont, since Iran has 1 billion customers much closer to home and get sell the oil they want. THE ONLY WAY TO STOP THEM IS MILITARILY OR DIPLOMATIC ENGAGEMENT. Diplomacy is failing because Iran wants the bomb. Your claim that you can bankrupt them is a false illusion. What do you do???

"As for Israel, let them fend for themselves. . . after all, let's not forget that the people of THAT country moved there for religious reasons,"

So did the piglrims .... GEEEESH. " and are just as religiously intractable as the most diehard fundamentalist. In my opinion, Zionists and Islamic Fundamentalists deserve each other." Ah , the whiff of anti-semitism...

Let's get real here. Israel is a democratic state that has elected Arab muslims in their parliament. They have religious tolerance for Christians, different kinds of Jews (many Israeli Jews are irreligious anyway), and Muslims. The only comparable state in the mid-east is Lebanon, which alas is screwed up because of Islamo-fascist militias like Nasrallah's Hezbollah. And beyond that? a sea of Muslim despots. Then there is Iraq, which is at least now an emerging democratic Iraq, thanks to our liberation of it from Saddam's dictatorship.

So in what sense does a brave democracy "deserve" to be subject to radical terrorism? Did we "deserve" 9/11???

"As for people dying in the region, who cares?"

Your compassion is duly noted.

" If the people in the Middle East want a goverment without a seperation of church and state, well. . . they'll reap the consequences of that desire. They have been doing so for a thousand years."

True, but the problem is: WE are reaping the consequences of their backwardness. WE are the ones who suffer from terrorist attacks, not just 9/11, but the Cole, Khobar towers, attacks in 2004 on westerners in Saudi (killing dozens), assassinations of diplomats, Richard Pearl's murder, bombings in Bali, bombings in Istanbul, the murder of Klinghoffer, bombings in berlin, the 7/7 attack in London last year, the Hezbollah sleeper cells in the US (recently may be activated), ... dozens of terrorist attacks on the west *since* 9/11 ... and they continue and will continue until the ideology is defeated.

"As for the oil, let China deal with the problems in obtaining it. Let Russia try to negotiate peace in the region. Ha! We don't need it."

Very shortsighted. China's "deal" is to let Iran get nukes while they get oil, Russia's "deal" is to drive up energy prices by keeping the region "volatile", they *love* this turn of events. You've just put our foreign policy in hock to 2 countries that dont mind screwing us ... good idea? I think not!

" Crude oil will be an obsolete product in thirty years anyway."

... and in the MEANTIME???? ...

" The USA is a country full of innovators and capatilists ready to create new markets in renewable fuels. Let's get a jumpstart now, while China's need for it continues to grow. The strength of this country lies in our work ethic, and the number of minds we can devote to a partipular problem. Let's go back to using that strength."

I share your hope, and agree - American know how will prevail. but that is a long-term solution to the problem and as I point out, in any case oil is not quite relevent to the existence of terrorism. Terrorists do get some tiny fraction of oil money from some mid-east regimes (iran) and benefactors, BUT changing oil economics wont change it much. THE PROBLEM IS IDEOLOGY AND IDEAS. The radical Muslims have mixed a repressive and violent religion with modern political radicalism and created an ideology as repulsive as the one Hitler touted. They are killing westerners today, and must be stopped.

"On the other hand, if you're SO keen on putting a boot to the face of a whole region full of people,"

Strawman. If some yahoos are wanting to crush muslims or 'kill them all' or nonsense, they should be hooted down for their ugly rhetoric.
President Bush is speaking to the better angels of the muslim nature and seeing if there is something there to build on: ie, love of freedom, democracy, etc. The Good News is There Is. Iraqis now support their dmeocratic Govt and freedom in overwhelming numbers -- go ahead and read up on Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki's speech to Congress. An excellent defense of liberty against tyranny and terrorism. Iraq is in a better place than it was, and as he points out this is a battlefront against terrorism. Win or lose in Iraq impacts whether we win or lose against global terrorism. We must win.

" as well as setting up interment camps in this country,"
STRAWMAN. Didnt happen. Civil liberties are safe now, unlike under FDR and Japanese internment camps. Actually, we are *over-sensitive*, as in airports where they refuse to 'profile' passengers and so ask grandma to take off her shoes, like she is a likely shoe-bomber.... If you mean Gitmo, you have the world's worst terrorists treated better than they deserve - culturally sensitive meals, Qurans, pro bono lawyers, geneva rules applied, UN writing reports of concern about them, etc. what they deserve in many cases is a military trial and firing squad.

" blindly trusting anything Authority tells you to do,"

STRAWMAN. Nobody does that. Many of us figured out the evil we face by learning the facts. For me, READING THE QURAN told me all I needed to know! (Surah 9:5-29)

" and executing whatever extensions of short term power trips you think are the most satisfying,"

Wierd. This is not a 'trip' this is an ugly reality, people want to kill us and destroy our way of life, and a 'conservative' of all people should be looking at reality. It sucks. They wont reason. They are fanatics. Either convert them to sanity or kill/jail these terrorists are the only options. There is no 'power trip' but a need to fight someone who has declared war on us.


"Yes, I am a fiscal conservative who believes in "cutting and running," as infantile as that phrase is."

Infantile phrase for infantile idea. That is a pro-war position: Pro-war because if we dont defeat terrorists we will have an endless war with them.

"I think the tragedy of this administration is that so many of us who were once on board, are now more disgusted in our own party leadership than anything that may happen across the isle."

That is a tragedy. Many are swayed by our very biased media who give a drip-drip daily of defeatism on Iraq, never ever mentioning the positive, until people just 'snap'... WHAT CR*P.
That is like falling for enemy propoganda and deciding defeat is better than victory.

And at this point, with the Democrats getting practically *evil* in their bottom-of-barrel tactics - name-calling foreign Prime Ministers, wanting higher taxes, advocating victory for terrorists (eg Rep Murtha (D-PA) said he was "afraid a gradual pullout of troops would look like victory in Iraq" - WTF?!? "AFRAID" of VICTORY?!? That is the Democrat mindset. They HATE THE REPUBLICANS MORE THAN THEY LOVE THEIR COUNTRY.
We cannot afford to give them power, they are beyond lunatic.

" I'm sad to say that my Republican party, once the party of fiscal responsiblity and common sense, is going down, mostly because of immature and short-sighted thinking such as the comments that I've seen no this blog."

As I've pointed out, you are the one expressing short-sighted thinking wrt what the war on terror is caused by and what can fix it. The GOvt's JOB is to protect our lives, and if you think the global war on terror is an anti-fiscal conservative thing, you've gone off the deep end ... Goodness, it costs maybe $300 over 3 years ... but Govt spent $2 TRILLION each year. So 5% for GWOT, and 95% for other stuff. Maybe you need to acknowledge THE REAL NEED FOR THE 5% AND FOCUS YOUR "FISCAL CONSERVATISM" ON THE OTHER 95% OF FEDERAL SPENDING.

Medicare drug benefit *alone* costs MORE than the war in Iraq.
Like Social Security... Republicans wanted to put in private savings accounts, which could help keep Social Security solvent and fix a big looming fiscal hole. Democrats said "no".
THAT ONE ACT BY THE DEMOCRATS COSTS FUTURE GENERATIONS TRILLIONS IN LIABILITIES. It dwarfs the cost of the global war on terror.

So if you are a fiscal Conservative, GET REAL, the global war on terror and war in Iraq are not the budget busters: Social security and Medicare are.



Posted by: Patrick at July 30, 2006 12:06 PM

40 Rusty,

I used to live in the area close to Dickinson. I found an article that had some addresses on it and did a mapquest search. There are some rather seedy areas in Dickinson as well as some new and expensive places. They are clashing. It's entirely possible that it may have been that the man on the bike was trying to rob them or some sort, but why did the good doctor think that shooting a bicyclist was good policy?

P.S. Looks like some long winded bandwidth users found your blog. I don't come here to read their rants. I come here to read yours.

Posted by: RepJ at July 30, 2006 07:39 PM

41 pedagogyfilter/enabled rantalert/active bullshit/sleep

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at July 30, 2006 09:39 PM

42 Don't listen to their foolish rants! Listen to mine! :)

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at July 30, 2006 09:43 PM

43 I love your site.

WHITE POWER!!! LONG LIVE THE KNIGHTS OF THE KU KLUX KLAN!!!

HEIL HITLER!!!!

Posted by: joe barns at July 30, 2006 11:51 PM

44 I love your site.

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Posted by: joe barns at July 30, 2006 11:53 PM

45 I love your site.

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Posted by: joe barns at July 30, 2006 11:53 PM

46 I love your site.

WHITE POWER!!! LONG LIVE THE KNIGHTS OF THE KU KLUX KLAN!!!

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Posted by: joe barns at July 30, 2006 11:53 PM

47 Thank you joe for proving my assertion that when the war comes to America, all liberals should hang alongside the muslims.

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at July 31, 2006 08:21 AM

48 I live in Houston and saw the television report as the newsies rushed down to Galveston to convict this doctor. The area was a total ghetto and all of the witnesses they interviewed were family of the guy who got shot and were a bit "exagerated" in their interviews...quite suspect to me.

Posted by: John S at July 31, 2006 08:23 AM

49 Why is anyone calling him a murderer?

Last I heard, the victim isn't dead.

Posted by: GalvestonDuck at July 31, 2006 02:47 PM

50 Does " Attempted Murder " suit your fancy better?

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at July 31, 2006 08:18 PM

51 Islam does NOT mean "peace" as we are told. It means "submission". And that submission has always been by choice or by force. Islam IS terror. Islam IS domination. Islam IS racism. Islam IS intolerance. Islam IS hate. Islam IS deception. Islam will usher in a new "dark ages" if it is not stopped.

Posted by: Thanx A. Lott at August 01, 2006 02:24 AM

52 "Does "Attempted Murder" suit your fancy better?
Posted by: Last gasp Larry at July 31, 2006 08:18 PM"

Nope, but aggravated assault does, which is what the doctor was charged with.

Like what has been said above, the rumor at the hospital is that the doctor was shooting in defense of his family after the "victim" attempted to rob them.

Of course, we don't know the facts. But neither do you. So why all the speculation?

Posted by: GalvestonDuck@yahoo.com at August 02, 2006 08:33 AM

53 Well, most of us would find a more civlized approach like going through the courts and legal system to confront the gangster. I would just as soon take the mugger out on the highway as well. However, this muslime dude is in a host country endangering others lives because he is a muslime therefore unable to think logically and unable to control his temper.

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at August 02, 2006 12:24 PM

54 "this muslime dude is in a host country endangering others lives because he is a muslime therefore unable to think logically and unable to control his temper."

Okay, now you're just showing your ignorance.

We don't know he's Muslim. You're assuming it based on his name, right? Could be, but the article doesn't say he is.

Secondly, "host country?" LOL! Dr. Fadhli was born in Indiana. It's his HOME country just the same as it is yours or mine.

"unable to think logically and unable to control his temper?" -- he made it through medical school. I don't think a person's faith affects their ability to think or control emotions. On the other hand, if they are sheep blindly following the spineless leader of a cult version of the Islamic faith (Osama, Saddam), then yes, I'll agree with you there. Many members of al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, and other terrorist groups are unable to think logically because they've been brainwashed into following the nonsense rantings of some power-hungry cowards.

Again, I'm not exactly defending Dr. Fadhli's actions. It should have been handled a different way. I'm just saying that it wasn't necessarily an act of terrorism or of a jihadist.

Posted by: GalvestonDuck at August 03, 2006 05:44 AM

55 Maybe not so random after all...

http://news.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=c49e7a5908755eb8

Posted by: John S at August 03, 2006 08:23 AM

56 Galvestonfuck: Whether or not he is Muslime by faith, he is muslime by blood. The Dr. can't help what he does in anger. That is the nature of the beast. The Muslimes are a race of narrow forehead, like the apemen, their counterparts. The fact that he is half another breed would offer some redemption, if only the other breed were not Italian! muslim+Italian = trouble. Just to be fair: muslime+anything = disaster

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at August 03, 2006 11:20 AM

57 Joe Barns: Don't know about the Hitler crap but the Glorious Knights of the Klu Kluz Klan thanks you.

Posted by: Greyrooster at August 03, 2006 07:05 PM






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