Some selections from today's e-mailbag about the Prince Charles/Islam column

Today’s column, “The Prince and the Yawpers“, has brought in some quick feedback, and some people aren’t too happy (it’s Monday, give it time, kids). Here are a few selections:

Frank B says:

If you “think” that we should slaughter millions of people who have done us no harm because their governments “harbor Muslim terrorists” then you are no different, morally, than the terrorists who paint all Westerners with the same brush. That arrogant and immoral mindset is a perfect example of why many hate us.

I didn’t say that. I said that to not react in that way, given the heat of the emotions shortly after 9/11, took remarkable restraint. Besides, freedom is the example of why they hate us, not the method of our self defense.

To put it into perspective though, I’ve gotten more angry email about picking on Prince Charles’ ears than I have for what could be interpreted as a jocular call for nuclear armageddon.

Dottie M. from Texas says:

Who cares what Charles says, does or believes. He certainly is no bright example of morality.

On now to Fred B., who I’ve offended so badly that the bug is forever scared to leave of his ass:

I am a regular reader of WND and I generally don’t read your columns as I find them offensive, but today I did and was sorry. Even Al Franken and the worst of the liberal crowd would not stoop so low to make an attack on someones ears. What does that have to do with the subject matter? Your comment is very offensive and not worthy of WND.

Sorry Fred. I shouldn’t have picked on Charles’ ears– especially when his nose is so big.

Ralph Z.:

Aren’t those contradictory terms? If the “Millions” of Muslims were truly peace loving, why won’t they turn in the ones who use their Mosques to plan violence against anyone who does not agree with them? Why is it that a Christian in a Muslim Country, who states that Mohammad was not a prophet of God, can be stabbed to death in public view, and the murderer is applauded by the courts and community for the murder because the Christian had blasphemed? Why is it that any land that Muslims control, they start threatening any other religions and normally start destroying their churches?

To any Muslim I have this to say. Words speak and make noise, but actions speak a lot louder and I see none from them.

Robert B. says…

What a delightful article! Thank you. But do have just a little sympathy for Charles. He’s a clueless drone with nothing better to do with his time.

Oh yeah? He could get is ears fixed. (sorry, Fred)

Lawrence M. chimed in (original spelling, grammar left intact):

I would like to accept your story about the prince and his philosophy of the muslins, but my problem is the fact that the muslims have a doctrine that allow them to kill me because I not of there belief? They have an unusual ideal that they are better at governing the world than we are because Christians have an inferior belief. Sorry Mr. Powers, I don’t accept the ideology that muslins are peaceful in their religion.

Annette H. offers my favorite of the dozens of responses so far:

Give me a break. It’s too bad he couldn’t show that same support for his 1st wife Diana whom he hated.

By the way, Happy Halloween everybody! Once again this year, I’m going as Helen Thomas, so this is what the kids will see when they ring my bell and the door opens:

If that picture isn’t scary enough, John R. (aka “Splashman”) suggested the USA Today version of Helen Thomas (eyes “sharpened for clarity” as they did with Condoleezza Rice):


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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I’ve set up a page containing short samples from each chapter. Click here for chapter samples.


Some selections from today’s e-mailbag about the Prince Charles/Islam column

Today’s column, “The Prince and the Yawpers“, has brought in some quick feedback, and some people aren’t too happy (it’s Monday, give it time, kids). Here are a few selections:

Frank B says:

If you “think” that we should slaughter millions of people who have done us no harm because their governments “harbor Muslim terrorists” then you are no different, morally, than the terrorists who paint all Westerners with the same brush. That arrogant and immoral mindset is a perfect example of why many hate us.

I didn’t say that. I said that to not react in that way, given the heat of the emotions shortly after 9/11, took remarkable restraint. Besides, freedom is the example of why they hate us, not the method of our self defense.

To put it into perspective though, I’ve gotten more angry email about picking on Prince Charles’ ears than I have for what could be interpreted as a jocular call for nuclear armageddon.

Dottie M. from Texas says:

Who cares what Charles says, does or believes. He certainly is no bright example of morality.

On now to Fred B., who I’ve offended so badly that the bug is forever scared to leave of his ass:

I am a regular reader of WND and I generally don’t read your columns as I find them offensive, but today I did and was sorry. Even Al Franken and the worst of the liberal crowd would not stoop so low to make an attack on someones ears. What does that have to do with the subject matter? Your comment is very offensive and not worthy of WND.

Sorry Fred. I shouldn’t have picked on Charles’ ears– especially when his nose is so big.

Ralph Z.:

Aren’t those contradictory terms? If the “Millions” of Muslims were truly peace loving, why won’t they turn in the ones who use their Mosques to plan violence against anyone who does not agree with them? Why is it that a Christian in a Muslim Country, who states that Mohammad was not a prophet of God, can be stabbed to death in public view, and the murderer is applauded by the courts and community for the murder because the Christian had blasphemed? Why is it that any land that Muslims control, they start threatening any other religions and normally start destroying their churches?

To any Muslim I have this to say. Words speak and make noise, but actions speak a lot louder and I see none from them.

Robert B. says…

What a delightful article! Thank you. But do have just a little sympathy for Charles. He’s a clueless drone with nothing better to do with his time.

Oh yeah? He could get is ears fixed. (sorry, Fred)

Lawrence M. chimed in (original spelling, grammar left intact):

I would like to accept your story about the prince and his philosophy of the muslins, but my problem is the fact that the muslims have a doctrine that allow them to kill me because I not of there belief? They have an unusual ideal that they are better at governing the world than we are because Christians have an inferior belief. Sorry Mr. Powers, I don’t accept the ideology that muslins are peaceful in their religion.

Annette H. offers my favorite of the dozens of responses so far:

Give me a break. It’s too bad he couldn’t show that same support for his 1st wife Diana whom he hated.

By the way, Happy Halloween everybody! Once again this year, I’m going as Helen Thomas, so this is what the kids will see when they ring my bell and the door opens:

If that picture isn’t scary enough, John R. (aka “Splashman”) suggested the USA Today version of Helen Thomas (eyes “sharpened for clarity” as they did with Condoleezza Rice):


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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I’ve set up a page containing short samples from each chapter. Click here for chapter samples.


Monday's column: "The Prince and the Yawpers" — Also, Bush picks a nominee…again…

Prince Charles: “The United States is too confrontational.”

United States: “Get a job, jug ears.”

That’s one scenario of how the prince’s “bring the religions together” trip to the United States could unfold if he visits certain areas.

Prince Charles is going to visit the United States for eight days to plead the cause of Islam because he thinks the United States has been too intolerant of the religion since Sept. 11. Will Charles then visit Indonesia to tell Muslims in that nation to be more tolerant of Christians? Not unless he wants to spend a most painful day having a proctologist retrieve his kilt and polo mallet.

That’s how it begins. Read the rest of today’s column at WorldNetDaily.

Also today… President Bush has nominated Samuel Alito to replace Harriet Miers, who he nominated to replace Sandra Day O’Connor. The initial good news? Harry Reid and Ted Kennedy don’t like the choice, and Alito has been compared to Antonin Scalia, garnering himself the nickname of “Scalito”.

This pick should chap some of the sizable asses on the left side of the aisle. Conservatives, you may have gotten the fight you’ve been asking for.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled miserable Monday.
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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I’ve set up a page containing short samples from each chapter. Click here for chapter samples.

Monday’s column: “The Prince and the Yawpers” — Also, Bush picks a nominee…again…

Prince Charles: “The United States is too confrontational.”

United States: “Get a job, jug ears.”

That’s one scenario of how the prince’s “bring the religions together” trip to the United States could unfold if he visits certain areas.

Prince Charles is going to visit the United States for eight days to plead the cause of Islam because he thinks the United States has been too intolerant of the religion since Sept. 11. Will Charles then visit Indonesia to tell Muslims in that nation to be more tolerant of Christians? Not unless he wants to spend a most painful day having a proctologist retrieve his kilt and polo mallet.

That’s how it begins. Read the rest of today’s column at WorldNetDaily.

Also today… President Bush has nominated Samuel Alito to replace Harriet Miers, who he nominated to replace Sandra Day O’Connor. The initial good news? Harry Reid and Ted Kennedy don’t like the choice, and Alito has been compared to Antonin Scalia, garnering himself the nickname of “Scalito”.

This pick should chap some of the sizable asses on the left side of the aisle. Conservatives, you may have gotten the fight you’ve been asking for.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled miserable Monday.
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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I’ve set up a page containing short samples from each chapter. Click here for chapter samples.

A couple of last minute love letters about last week's Air America column

Doing a little cleaning up of the e-mailbag after a busy week in preparation for yet another one, and some late emails have continued to trickle in about last Monday’s column, “Air America: Al’s quiet on the eastern front“.

This from “Torr Leonard”, under the subject line “Idiotic”:

Just wanted to write to let you know that your article on Air America was idiotic, pompous and has no basis in reality as the listenership for the station is and has been growing steadily.

A guy named “Torr” is calling me idiotic? Like I wrote, I hope Air America works. I really do. It’ll shut up all the “fairness doctrine” pinheads, at least for a while. AA’s problem is cash. There isn’t any, and what there is has been a borderline disaster, and would have killed them if the liberal mainstream press would have wanted to report it. Borrowing money from kids’ charities that are now bankrupt isn’t what a hugely successful “ratings giant” does, is it?

Mark F. weighed in:

I listen to Air America all the time, daily, for hours on end. And when I’m done, I listen to NPR, read Harper’s and some good fiction. I am an independent voter and a believer in capitalism and democracy; I own 2 small businesses and am taxed to the hilt to my chagrin. I believe war is sometimes necessary. I don’t have a tree-hugging-bed-wetting-age-of-aquarius-I’m-a-victim-it-takes-village mentality as you may assume. I am not a member of the ACLU, PETA or NORML and couldn’t care less if kids pray in school or not. But Air America is just flat-out better and more listenable than Rush and the rest of them.

That probably freaks you out doesn’t it? Let me tell you: There are a lot of us 19th Century Liberals out there. You want to believe that liberal is a dirty word and that all who gladly accept that label are socialists, homosexuals and Francophiles. You want to believe in the facile, cartoon version of liberal as someone willing to be maced in the face to prove a point.

It’s easier for you; I understand. Just as it may be easy for me to see all conservatives as self-righteous, un-American, fascist, bigoted, Jesus-freaks with magnetized ribbons donning their SUVs. But, I know that isn’t true. Be careful in your assumptions.

Self-righteous, un-American, fascist, bigoted Jesus freaks? Hey, we’re not un-American!

I realize there are a lot of 19th century liberals out there. Their problem is that this is the 21st century.
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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I’ve set up a page containing short samples from each chapter. Click here for chapter samples.

A couple of last minute love letters about last week’s Air America column

Doing a little cleaning up of the e-mailbag after a busy week in preparation for yet another one, and some late emails have continued to trickle in about last Monday’s column, “Air America: Al’s quiet on the eastern front“.

This from “Torr Leonard”, under the subject line “Idiotic”:

Just wanted to write to let you know that your article on Air America was idiotic, pompous and has no basis in reality as the listenership for the station is and has been growing steadily.

A guy named “Torr” is calling me idiotic? Like I wrote, I hope Air America works. I really do. It’ll shut up all the “fairness doctrine” pinheads, at least for a while. AA’s problem is cash. There isn’t any, and what there is has been a borderline disaster, and would have killed them if the liberal mainstream press would have wanted to report it. Borrowing money from kids’ charities that are now bankrupt isn’t what a hugely successful “ratings giant” does, is it?

Mark F. weighed in:

I listen to Air America all the time, daily, for hours on end. And when I’m done, I listen to NPR, read Harper’s and some good fiction. I am an independent voter and a believer in capitalism and democracy; I own 2 small businesses and am taxed to the hilt to my chagrin. I believe war is sometimes necessary. I don’t have a tree-hugging-bed-wetting-age-of-aquarius-I’m-a-victim-it-takes-village mentality as you may assume. I am not a member of the ACLU, PETA or NORML and couldn’t care less if kids pray in school or not. But Air America is just flat-out better and more listenable than Rush and the rest of them.

That probably freaks you out doesn’t it? Let me tell you: There are a lot of us 19th Century Liberals out there. You want to believe that liberal is a dirty word and that all who gladly accept that label are socialists, homosexuals and Francophiles. You want to believe in the facile, cartoon version of liberal as someone willing to be maced in the face to prove a point.

It’s easier for you; I understand. Just as it may be easy for me to see all conservatives as self-righteous, un-American, fascist, bigoted, Jesus-freaks with magnetized ribbons donning their SUVs. But, I know that isn’t true. Be careful in your assumptions.

Self-righteous, un-American, fascist, bigoted Jesus freaks? Hey, we’re not un-American!

I realize there are a lot of 19th century liberals out there. Their problem is that this is the 21st century.
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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I’ve set up a page containing short samples from each chapter. Click here for chapter samples.

Texas Minuteman border update: "Catch me if you Ken"

Here are a couple of Ken’s latest updates for your weekend enjoyment, along with an email address if anybody would like to inquire about how to the Minutemen group:

The initial ops in this area are going to cease (temporarily) over the next couple of days, and I’d like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to those Minutemen who have sacrificed a great deal to demonstrate what a small number of Americans can do.

As you are aware, Texas is a vast amount of territory, and a number of the volunteers I’ve been serving with over the past week or so are from many hundreds of miles away. They have used their own money to drive as much as (or more) 700 miles each way, pay for gasoline, pay for motel bills for as long as a 30-day stay, pay for meals, etc. I live in El Paso and can “commute”, but even that ain’t really cheap anymore.

These guys from Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Amarillo, and so on have spent an inordinate amount of money doing what our tax dollars are supposed to go toward, and yet dedicated, patriotic citizens have to dig deeper into their own pockets to
defend our sacred borders. In addition, they have spent (as I have) their own money on lighting equipment (two million to ten million candle-power spotlights), walkie-talkies, and even night vision and motion sensor devices.

When the folks from out of town have to depart, us “locals” are going to maintain a presence as best we can through Jan. and Feb. until the Texas Minutemen are once again here in April.

This is not begging, ’cause Texans don’t beg, but if any of your readers care to support us, contact sandra.beene@opennet.com.

Found out today that the Mexican drug lords have offered anywhere from $10,000 to $25,000 for the killing of any Texas Minuteman with proof of his/her death. Great stuff, huh? Several members of our group were “challenged” this AM (28 Oct) by two members of the Mexican military. The Mexicans clambered down from the south levee right to the narrow (at that point) Rio Grande and attempted to entice us across. As if we’d be that stupid.

Two of our members got out of their 4X4 with their AR-15’s in their hands and the look of amazement on the opposition was priceless! They immediately started grabbing for cell phones or walkie-talkies and were talking to someone. We can only guess, but they were talking either to their military supervisor or their drug smuggling bosses, which the Mexican military is known to do.

Again, speculating, but it’d been funny if the conversation went something like, “Holy shit! These Yanqui rednecks have REAL fire-power! Tell Carlos to stay away!” We were also told, by two of El Paso’s sherrif’s deputies, who joined us for our Sloppy Joe “thank-you” (pictured below) that signs had been posted on the Mexican border-side reading “If you’re thinking of crossing here, don’t. The Texas Minutemen are waiting for you.”

They are indeed!

Here a couple of photos Ken enclosed of the folks taking a much deserved break, including one of a truck displaying the world’s greatest bumper sticker (it’s no “you can’t hug your kids with nuclear arms”, but it does the trick):





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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I’ve set up a page containing short samples from each chapter. Click here for chapter samples.

Texas Minuteman border update: “Catch me if you Ken”

Here are a couple of Ken’s latest updates for your weekend enjoyment, along with an email address if anybody would like to inquire about how to the Minutemen group:

The initial ops in this area are going to cease (temporarily) over the next couple of days, and I’d like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to those Minutemen who have sacrificed a great deal to demonstrate what a small number of Americans can do.

As you are aware, Texas is a vast amount of territory, and a number of the volunteers I’ve been serving with over the past week or so are from many hundreds of miles away. They have used their own money to drive as much as (or more) 700 miles each way, pay for gasoline, pay for motel bills for as long as a 30-day stay, pay for meals, etc. I live in El Paso and can “commute”, but even that ain’t really cheap anymore.

These guys from Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Amarillo, and so on have spent an inordinate amount of money doing what our tax dollars are supposed to go toward, and yet dedicated, patriotic citizens have to dig deeper into their own pockets to
defend our sacred borders. In addition, they have spent (as I have) their own money on lighting equipment (two million to ten million candle-power spotlights), walkie-talkies, and even night vision and motion sensor devices.

When the folks from out of town have to depart, us “locals” are going to maintain a presence as best we can through Jan. and Feb. until the Texas Minutemen are once again here in April.

This is not begging, ’cause Texans don’t beg, but if any of your readers care to support us, contact sandra.beene@opennet.com.

Found out today that the Mexican drug lords have offered anywhere from $10,000 to $25,000 for the killing of any Texas Minuteman with proof of his/her death. Great stuff, huh? Several members of our group were “challenged” this AM (28 Oct) by two members of the Mexican military. The Mexicans clambered down from the south levee right to the narrow (at that point) Rio Grande and attempted to entice us across. As if we’d be that stupid.

Two of our members got out of their 4X4 with their AR-15’s in their hands and the look of amazement on the opposition was priceless! They immediately started grabbing for cell phones or walkie-talkies and were talking to someone. We can only guess, but they were talking either to their military supervisor or their drug smuggling bosses, which the Mexican military is known to do.

Again, speculating, but it’d been funny if the conversation went something like, “Holy shit! These Yanqui rednecks have REAL fire-power! Tell Carlos to stay away!” We were also told, by two of El Paso’s sherrif’s deputies, who joined us for our Sloppy Joe “thank-you” (pictured below) that signs had been posted on the Mexican border-side reading “If you’re thinking of crossing here, don’t. The Texas Minutemen are waiting for you.”

They are indeed!

Here a couple of photos Ken enclosed of the folks taking a much deserved break, including one of a truck displaying the world’s greatest bumper sticker (it’s no “you can’t hug your kids with nuclear arms”, but it does the trick):





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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I’ve set up a page containing short samples from each chapter. Click here for chapter samples.

Lewis Libby indicted, begins desperate attempt to shed "Scooter" nickname before potential prison sentence

Dick Cheney’s aid Lewis Libby has just been indicted on five counts of obstruction of justice, false statment and perjury charges.

Karl Rove seems to have escaped trouble today pending further investigation of the contents of his garage.

In related news, our old pal Marion Barry has been indicted for tax fraud. In a big news week, the Barry story nearly slipped through the crack.
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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I’ve set up a page containing short samples from each chapter. Click here for chapter samples.

Lewis Libby indicted, begins desperate attempt to shed “Scooter” nickname before potential prison sentence

Dick Cheney’s aid Lewis Libby has just been indicted on five counts of obstruction of justice, false statment and perjury charges.

Karl Rove seems to have escaped trouble today pending further investigation of the contents of his garage.

In related news, our old pal Marion Barry has been indicted for tax fraud. In a big news week, the Barry story nearly slipped through the crack.
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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I’ve set up a page containing short samples from each chapter. Click here for chapter samples.