Political Tidbits-Terrorists in Baltimore's Pizza Shop; Lauer and Bush, Colin's Nonsense

Baltimore Pizza Parlor Update; Armitage; Bush crushes Lauer

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Quote of the Day
These are some interesting quotes that look like the basis for the philosophy of way too many powerful (elected) people in Washington, many of them with a (D) after their names.


America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.

If the opposition (citizen) disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.

[State-run] education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.


The great masses of the people ... will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.

This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!

The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.

What luck for the rulers that men do not think.

The efficiency of the truly national leader consists primarily in preventing the division of the attention of a people, and always in concentrating it on a single enemy.

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society. (Hillary Clinton, 1993)

We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans ...(President Bill Clinton, USA Today, March 11, 1993, Page 2A)

Web Site Worth the Visit
The Definitive Site Documenting Reuters' Photo Fraud

It would seem the big news agencies have been deceiving us. During the recent skirmish in Lebanon it would seem that with the help of some Reuters and AP photo stringers that...ah, some photographs were staged.

Below a link to the site that documents it all, complete with an interesting photo slide show.

Faked Photography

Here is some food for thought! (This has been around before, but it is well worth repeating and passing on to our friends.)

The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000, or 20% of the world population.

They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

1988 - Najib Mahfooz

1978 - Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat
1994 - Yaser Arafat:
1990 - Elias James Corey
1999 - Ahmed Zewa


1960 - Peter Brian Medawar
1998 - Ferid Mourad


The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000, or about 0.02% of the world population.

They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

1910 - Paul Heyse
1927 - Henri Bergson
1958 - Boris Pasternak
1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1966 - Nelly Sachs
1976 - Saul Bellow
1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 - Elias Canetti
1987 - Joseph Brodsky
1991 - Nadine Gordimer World

1911 - Alfred Fried
1911 - Tobias Michael Carel Asser
1968 - Rene Cassin
1973 - Henry Kissinger
1978 - Menachem Begin
1986 - Elie Wiesel
1994 - Shimon Peres
1994 - Yitzhak Rabin

1905 - Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 - Henri Moissan
1907 - Albert Abraham Michelson
1908 - Gabriel Lippmann
1910 - Otto Wallach
1915 - Richard Willstaetter
1918 - Fritz Haber
1921 - Albert Einstein
1922 - Niels Bohr
1925 - James Franck
1925 - Gustav Hertz
1943 - Gustav Stern
1943 - George Charles de Hevesy
1944 - Isidor Issac Rabi
1952 - Felix Bloch
1954 - Max Born
1958 - Igor Tamm
1959 - Emilio Segre
1960 - Donald A. Glaser
1961 - Robert Hofstadter
1961 - Melvin Calvin
1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau
1962 - Max Ferdinand Perutz
1965 - Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 - Julian Schwinger
1969 - Murray Gell-Mann
1971 - Dennis Gabor
1972 - William Howard Stein
1973 - Brian David Josephson
1975 - Benjamin Mottleson
1976 - Burton Richter
1977 - Ilya Prigogine
1978 - Arno Allan Penzias
1978 - Peter L Kapitza
1979 - Stephen Weinberg
1979 - Sheldon Glashow
1979 - Herbert Charle s Brown
1980 - Paul Berg
1980 - Walter Gilbert
1981 - Roald Hoffmann
1982 - Aaron Klug
1985 - Albert A. Hauptman
1985 - Jerome Karle
1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 - Robert Huber
1988 - Leon Lederman
1988 - Melvin Schwartz
1988 - Jack Steinberger
1989 - Sidney Altman
1990 - Jerome Friedman
1992 - Rudolph Marcus
1995 - Martin Perl
2000 - Alan J. Heeger

1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 - Simon Kuznets
1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1975 - Leonid Kantorovich
1976 - Milton Friedman
1978 - Herbert A. Simon
1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 - Franco Modigliani
1987 - Robert M. Solow
1990 - Harry Markowitz
1990 - Merton Miller
1992 - Gary Becker
1993 - Robert Fogel


1908 - Elie Metchnikoff
1908 - Paul Erlich
1914 - Robert Barany
1922 - Otto Meyerhof
1930 - Karl Landsteiner
1931 - Otto Warburg
1936 - Otto Loewi
1944 - Joseph Erlanger
1944 - Herbert Spencer Gasser
1945 - Ernst Boris Chain
1946 - Hermann Joseph Muller
1950 - Tadeus Reichstein
1952 - Selman Abra ham Waksman
1953 - Hans Krebs
1953 - Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 - Joshua Lederberg
1959 - Arthur Kornberg
1964 - Konrad Bloch
1965 - Francois Jaco b
1965 - Andre Lwoff
1967 - George Wald
1968 - Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 - Salvador Luria
1970 - Julius Axelrod
1970 - Sir Bernard Katz
1972 - Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 - Howard Martin Temin
1976 - Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 - Roselyn Sussman Yalow
1978 - Daniel Nathans
1980 - Baruj Benacerraf
1984 - Cesar Milstein
1985 - Michael Stuart Brown
1985 - Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 - Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
1988 - Gertrude Elion
1989 - Harold Varmus
1991 - Erwin Neher
1991 - Bert Sakmann
1993 - Richard J. Roberts
1993 - Phillip Sharp
1994 - Alfred Gilman
1995 - Edward B. Lewis

The Jews are not brain-washing the children in military training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths of Jews and other non-Muslims.

The Jews don't hijack planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics.

The Jews don't traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels.

Perhaps the world's Muslims should consider investing more in standard education and less in blaming the Jews for all their problems.

Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and the Palestinians and Arab neighbors, even if you believe there is more culpability on Israel's part , the following two sentences really say it all:

If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence.
If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.

Political Tidbits

Matt Lauer Takes on Bush ...And Loses

Matt LauerHe's interviewed such major players as Britney Spears and pervert school teacher, Deb LaFave. In the video below (just click) he interviews President Bush. Any fool can see that Lauer is out of his element in such weighty matters as world peace. We especially love Lauer's assertion that Amnesty International, a nest of liberals and paid spies, declared America's so-called CIA "black sites" as being against international law.

Somebody tell me where is the book of international law? I know there's treaties and such but I've been to college and currently keep up with world news. Somewhere along the line I seem to have missed the international law rule book. Further, and I am a dedicated voter, I seem to have missed any elections that put those folks into place that created this international law. Perhaps I should request this information from Mr. Lauer himself since he has the audacity to conduct an interview based on something that does not exist.

Is She An Air Force Runaway Bride?

Jill Metzger is a newlywed who was deployed to an American base in Manas Air Force Base in Kyrgyzstan. She and her new husband, Joshua, were scheduled for a delayed honeymoon in the near future before she went missing in a Krygyzstan shopping mall.

Jill showed up at a Kyrg residence, disheveled, disoriented and with bloody feet.

Beyond this, the story of what happened to Jill Metzger is a mystery filled with conflicting stories from the KYRG investigators, U.S. Air Force Spokes People, and the Russians in the residence where Metzger finally reappeared.

Depending on who's doing the talking, Metzger: had cut and dyed her hair, claimed that someone had inserted a bomb in her pocket with an attached note (we're not making this up), had a bruised face, did not have a bruised face, had cell phone calls to some other town in Russia recorded on her phone, had bloody feet, and said she was abducted.

No known terrorist group took credit for Metzger's abduction.

We may never know what happened to Jill Metzger but for a few days she had almost the entire U.S. military out looking for her. Her story has changed every few minutes. Her husband, oddly, has not commented although his parents were interviewed by the AP.

I think Jill is lying about being abducted, just using common sense here. I don't know why but come on, a stranger stuck a bomb in her jeans' pocket with a note attached telling her where to go and what to do? And this trained American Air Force major just, boom, does what the note requests?

Color me extremely skeptical but in summation, this is a military matter and I'm quite sure the military will deal with Jill Metzger.

From Fox
WASHINGTON - The investigation into the case of a U.S. servicewoman who reappeared as mysteriously as she vanished will continue, a senior defense official said Tuesday, adding that something about her story didn't add up.

Air Force Maj. Jill Metzger, 33, vanished from a shopping mall in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Sept. 5. She resurfaced three days later when she knocked on the door of a house in Kant, about 22 outside Bishkek, and claimed she had been kidnapped.

Ex-President Carter STILL Has a Big Mouth

It’s like having the builder of Boston’s “Big Dig” be a consultant on a new building project. He already screwed up badly so let’s consult him on this project over here.

Carter was so disliked by America that he got creamed out of office. Seems Americans didn’t take kindly to three hour long gas lines and 17% home interest rates. Oh Yes, I remember this man well.

So why the hell would anyone with two brain cells listen to this man’s voting advice? Not to mention it is in extremely poor taste for former Presidents to get all involved in local elections in this matter.

Sure, Carter was only on Larry King Alive and that right there says enough about Carter’s credibility.

Couldn’t stand the guy. Can’t stand the guy. Will never be able to stand the guy. The man was my President back when I was a liberal but STILL I hated him without fail.

From All Headlinenews:
Lamont, who upset the three-term Lieberman last month in Connecticut's Democratic primary, got a boost Wednesday from former President Carter, who offered a blistering critique of Lieberman's support for the Iraq war, telling CNN's "Larry King Live," "He was one of the originators of public statements that misled the American people into believing that the Iraqi war was justified."

"He's joined in with the Republican spokespersons by saying that Democrats who disagree are really supporting terrorism," Carter said. "So for all these reasons, I've lost my confidence in Joe Lieberman and don't wish to see him re-elected."

Gotta Feel Sorry for Keith Olbermann

It’s not easy carrying around such a hatred that it consumes you from the inside like a fox gnawing at your innards. Add to this handicap the fact that you are alleged to be a handsome “journalist” with your insane rants subject to broadcast across the public air waves or cable lines and, well, it’s sad.

Recently Keith went nuts on televisions across the land and hey, he got our attention. Sick puppy. Somebody tell Keith that Bush isn’t running again, to just get over it.

Keith OlbermannMSNBC's Keith Olbermann unleashed one of his most vitriolic attacks on the President, accusing him of "lying by implication" to get America into a "fraudulent war" with "needless death" in Iraq, which Olbermann referred to as "an impeachable offense." Olbermann: "The polite phrase for how so many of us were duped into supporting a war on the false premise that it had something to do with 9/11 is lying by implication. The impolite phrase is 'impeachable offense.'"

Not That Anybody Watches Olbermann or Anything


MTV PIMP MY RIDE 1,315,000
FNC SHEP SMITH 1,283,000
FNC GRETA 1,246,000
FNC HUME 1,231,000
CNN KING 769,000
CNN COOPER 735,000
CNN DOBBS 689,000
CNN ZAHN 503,000

Plame, Novak and Armitage

One of these days this travesty of justice will be over. Yes I have followed the Plame/Wilson flap closely, including that joke of an independent prosecutor, faithfully. I can’t allow the most conclusive development of this case go uncommented upon.

First, Armitage is former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Deputy Secretary. Name me one right-hand guy in the universe who doesn’t tell the boss, or is TOLD by the boss, what’s happening and what to do about it. Colin Powell knew all about this Plame Game is what I’m saying here.

Further, Fitzgerald knew that the leaker was Armitage as Novak told Fitz this as did Armitage himself. Yet Fitz still continued on with the “investigation” even though he a)knew that Plame was no covert agent as she would have to be for any leak of her status to be illegal and b)that Armitage was the one who leaked the info on Plame before he even launched his investigation.

MILLIONS of dollars have been spent on this nonsense and as of now, there appears to be no end in sight. The big problem here is that bull dog Patrick Fitzgerald has been unleashed and he has absolutely no trainer to pull him back.

See, Fitz has been removed from reporting to anybody. Indeed, the man reports to no one at all. Common sense would have him reporting to the Justice Department, from where he was dispatched. Only the appointment of Fitz was so convoluted and fraught with mistakes that the end result is that the man can go on forever. It will only take an act of congress to stop him. And does anybody expect those lily-livers to do anything about it?

So here we have, in this United States of America, a prosecutor who can do ANYTHING, absolutely anything, he wants. He could, if of a mind, come right on out here and arrest me for writing about him. No one can stop this guy.

Is this how we expect our country to be run? With one fellow in so much control that he can lock up anybody he wants? I’m not kidding about this folks. Someone either bribed or paid Colin Powell to set this up. I wonder what these former administration minions have on Powell.

From the Sun Times, by Richard Novak:
First, Armitage did not, as he now indicates, merely pass on something he had heard and that he ‘‘thought’’ might be so. Rather, he identified to me the CIA division where Mrs. Wilson worked, and said flatly that she recommended the mission to Niger by her husband, former Amb. Joseph Wilson.

Second, Armitage did not slip me this information as idle chitchat, as he now suggests. He made clear he considered it especially suited for my column.

Moonbat Alert

Came across this site during my Internet travels and was amused. Below is an example of two “cover-ups” currently ongoing. One involves the charge that Halliburton, once headed by VP Dick Cheney, is selling nuclear technology to Iran! I’ve bolded the parts of their own text that disproves their headlined lie. This is actually a college project, folks. Go to the link the below to read more of these “conspiracies”.

#2 Halliburton Charged with Selling Nuclear Technologies to Iran

Global, August 5, 2005
Title: “Halliburton Secretly Doing Business With Key Member of Iran’s Nuclear Team”
Author: Jason Leopold

Faculty Evaluator: Catherine Nelson
Student Researchers: Kristine Medeiros and Pla Herr

According to journalist Jason Leopold, sources at former Cheney company Halliburton allege that, as recently as January of 2005, Halliburton sold key components for a nuclear reactor to an Iranian oil development company. Leopold says his Halliburton sources have intimate knowledge of the business dealings of both Halliburton and Oriental Oil Kish, one of Iran’s largest private oil companies.

Additionally, throughout 2004 and 2005, Halliburton worked closely with Cyrus Nasseri, the vice chairman of the board of directors of Iran-based Oriental Oil Kish, to develop oil projects in Iran. Nasseri is also a key member of Iran’s nuclear development team. Nasseri was interrogated by Iranian authorities in late July 2005 for allegedly providing Halliburton with Iran’s nuclear secrets. Iranian government officials charged Nasseri with accepting as much as $1 million in bribes from Halliburton for this information.

Go with me here. This fellow Nasseri got bribed by Halliburton to reveal Iranian information. So how does make Halliburton guilty of selling nuclear information to the Iranians? Halliburton got information OUT OF HIM.

Below the tale of detainees allegedly killed at Guantanamo Bay. This group considers heart attacks to be murder. My question to these kooks is: If the U.S. is systematically “murdering” these Guantanamo detainees why not just kill them all? They are a problem at any rate. We don’t want to bring them back to the U.S. and in many cases, their home country won’t take them back. According to this conspiracy, some 44 questionable deaths occurred in Guantanamo Bay. 44?

Like I said, why not just kill them all?
# 7 US Operatives Torture Detainees to Death in Afghanistan and Iraq

American Civil Liberties Website, October 24, 2005
Title: “US Operatives Killed Detainees During Interrogations in Afghanistan and Iraq”

Tom, March 5, 2006
Title: “Tracing the Trail of Torture: Embedding Torture as Policy from Guantanamo to Iraq”
Author: Dahr Jamail

Faculty Evaluator: Rabi Michael Robinson
Student Researchers: Michael B Januleski Jr. and Jessica Rodas
Another report from the ACLU indicates: “a 27-year-old Iraqi male died while being interrogated by Navy Seals on April 5, 2004, in Mosul, Iraq. During his confinement he was hooded, flex-cuffed, sleep deprived and subjected to hot and cold environmental conditions, including the use of cold water on his body and head. The exact cause of death was ‘undetermined’ although the autopsy stated that hypothermia may have contributed to his death.”

An overwhelming majority of the so-called “natural deaths” covered in the autopsies were attributed to “arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease” (heart attack). Persons under extreme stress and pain may have heart attacks as a result of the circumstances of their detainments.

Will New Jersey Repeat Their Election Scam?

Well they got away with replacing the corrupt Torricelli with the ancient Lautenberg. This time we have Democratic contender for N.J. Senator, incumbent Robert Mendenez under a cloud due to ethics complaints. In most states a landlord who is also a senator who steers thousands of federal money to the charity that rents his property would be considered engaged in, eh, a conflict of interest. This plus there’s plenty more on this Mendenez character. Mendenez is being closely challenged by Republican Thomas Kean Jr.

Like Torricelli before him, Mendenez might pay an electoral price for his questionable business practices. Like Torricelli before him, should the Democrats get worried that Mendenez might lose the election, well do they plan to just, boom, replace him on the ballot at the very last minute with a candidate the public will like?

Why have elections for God’s sake? Just take a poll two or three days before the election and if your guy’s not looking good, poof, pull him and replace him with another more publicly palatable candidate. Get the corrupt New Jersey Supreme Court to verify that this is perfectly fine.

TRENTON, N.J. -- With New Jersey's Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate under fire for his business dealings, two top Republican lawmakers on Thursday called on the governor and Democratic leaders to advance a bill preventing last-minute candidate swaps.

State Senate Minority Leader Leonard Lance wants Democrats who control the Legislature to fast track a bill that prohibits replacing a candidate less than 48 days before a general election, unless the candidate dies. Lance, R-Hunterdon, first introduced the measure in 2004.

More Liberal “Compassion”

Arianna HuffingtonOn 9/13/06 left-leaning political pundit Arianna Huffington was asked on the Bill O’Reilly show what she thought of how Saddam treated his Kurdish population.

The discussion had been, as it always is, about our situation in Iraq. Huffington, like so many of her Moonbat colleagues, thinks Saddam is a fine guy. When posed a question about the Iraqi Kurds, a sub-Iraqi-populace that Saddam gassed, poisoned and routinely murdered, Huffington replied: ”So What?”
Huffington Lack of Compassion Video HERE.

Baltimore Pizza Shop Bombers-An Update

I received an email from a fellow who apparently lives in Baltimore’s Dundalk/Glen Burnie area. He took exception to Debbie Schlussel’s assertion that the missing Egyptian Muslim students were employed at a DUNDALK pizza shop.
Original Blog post here.

You know the 11 missing Egyptian Muslim "students" who never showed up at Montana State University?

While some of them have been found, Safa Pizza--the Maryland pizza shop where two of them showed up as "employees"--should be a place of interest to federal counterterrorism investigators . . . if it isn't already.

Ditto for its owner, Egyptian Attia Gouda, who was harboring these missing aliens in his Baltimore area apartment. Why isn't ICE arresting him? And why won't the Baltimore Sun name his pizza shop in their article on the 2 students? Attention, reporters: It's Safa Pizza a/k/a Safa's Pizza.

Now Debbie Schlussel is a renowned Blogger/Internet Writer who takes delight in finding terrorist connections and pointing them out very loudly. However, a reader emailed me some correspondence that indicates that Schlussel might be wrong on this one. I am going to quote Ernest’s email in its entirety.
Hello Ms. Fish,

I just read your post on the missing Egyptian "students" found in the Baltimore area and wanted to let you know that I've done some research into the matter (reading all available news accounts, doing business document searches, even personally visiting the pizza shops). I live near Baltimore myself and I am not interested in having terrorist cells nearby!

As it turns out, though, Debbie Schlussel repeated some false information, and all of my research confirms this. The "Safa Pizza" where alleged terror plotters were arrested last fall is in Dundalk. The Safa Pizza where the Egyptians turned up is in Glen Burnie. They're about fifteen miles apart, and I've been unable even to make a connection between the two from ownership and other business documents. And Debbie isn't saying there's a connection, she's claiming they are one and the same place.

I, too, made the same mistake initially, and it still seems strange to have
several pizza shops of the same name. But there are or have been at least five Safa Pizzas in Baltimore during the past five years, and about as many other businesses named 'Safa.' One is currently opening just down the street from the Johns Hopkins Medical campus in East Baltimore, where I work. Safa seems to be a popular name amongst Muslim business owners, and there are quite a few of them in Baltimore.

When I gave Debbie the information I turned up, she told me I was wrong and banned me from her site for disagreeing with her. But I'm only trying to set the record straight, since that's what the blogosphere is all about. It does no good for conservative bloggers to resort to MSM techniques, the way I see it.

Thanks for taking that into consideration, and keep up the good blogging!

Now Ernest seems like, well an ernest young man. He’s right of course. If Schlussel has it wrong then it should be corrected. I answered Ernest’s email with questions regarding where he got his information from and requested sources. Ernest responded, quoted below.

I lived in Glen Burnie, Maryland for 20 years and worked in Dundalk for 15 years. I am quite familiar with the area.

While I can’t verify Ernest’s assertion that Schlussel has her pizza parlors wrong, I can quote Ernest’s investigation for yon readers to decide. If Schlussel’s got it wrong, she should correct it.

Hello, Pat,

and thanks for writing back.

Here's what I know about the recent arrest of Egyptian students; I derive some of the info from news broadcasts (unfortunately, I have no audio or video clips to send) and newspaper articles, among which the most informative is probably:


(Annoyingly, I just discovered that the Sun archives everything after two weeks, so I'll paste summaries of this one and a previous piece (Aug.11) at the end of the mail.)

I get the rest of my information from business document searches and from site visits, as I detail below.

Anyway, back to the students:

They were arrested in Dundalk at the apartment of pizza shop owner Attia Gouda. His home is in a several-block section of old brick rowhomes across from a Mars supermarket. Dundalk and the rest of the east Baltimore city and county area is apparently a big destination for Egyptian immigrants.

Gouda came from Mansoura, Egypt, and the students attended university in Mansoura. Gouda's wife implies that they knew each other previously. According to the law enforcement sources and people interviewed by the news reporters, the students worked at Gouda's pizza shop across the harbor in Glen Burnie. The place is at 9 Vernon Ave, at the mouth of a side street in the strip mall area of Ritchie Highway. I went to visit the pizza place one afternoon several weeks ago, and found that it was operational, with specials advertised in the window, a customer ordering at the counter, chairs on the sidewalk for diners, and an Arab man and a Caucasian woman (possibly Gouda and his American wife) leaving in a car to make a delivery.

So the students worked in Glen Burnie at a pizza shop and were arrested in the apartment of their employer in Dundalk. How does this relate to last fall's incident and to what Debbie Schlussel is saying?

Debbie claims that the students were arrested at the same Safa Pizza involved in the fall incident. She claims that Attia Gouda's pizza shop is in Dundalk and is the same shop where illegal immigrants were arrested in October. She says these two shops are the SAME, not that they're RELATED, and she reiterated and further strengthened this claim in email correspondence with me. For my part, I can see clearly that they're not the same place, but could they be related?

I looked up the business documentation (corporate charters, financial papers, fines, etc.) for all of the Safa Pizzas I could locate locally. Attia Gouda's name is absent from all of the paperwork for the two Safa Pizzas in Dundalk, as well as from two other Muslim-owned pizzerias in Dundalk. In fact, I haven't found his name anywhere except in connection with the Glen Burnie store. I turned up some connections between the Dundalk pizzerias (the FBI did, too, seemingly, since they raided three of them last fall), but I could find no evidence that Attia Gouda was connected to any of them. I have some of these documents saved as PDFs if you would like to see them.

Finally, I drove to Dundalk to take a look at the pizza places. One Safa was sold to Sunline Foods, Inc., also a Muslim-owned company, several years go. The remaining Safa Pizza, the one involved in last fall's incident, is still in Dundalk, although it is apparently not operating. I found the location, a green awning still bearing the name and a phone number, but the store was empty. Presumably, immigration charges or the property return violations I found during my document search led to a shutdown of the store since last October. The other Muslim-owned pizza places are still in existence.

My conclusions are:
1) The Safa Pizza located in Glen Burnie and involved in the missing student case is a separate entity from the Safa Pizza investigated last fall; and
2) There are no immediately apparent business or personal ties between the
two Safa Pizzas.

Am I still suspicious? Yes. But is there any reason to classify Attia Gouda as a terrorist and demand that he be arrested, deported, and his store shut down? I don't know.

I worry that by making these charges against this man, Debbie Schlussel is exposing herself to a strong libel case.

That's what I have for now; please let me know if I should send any of the business docs.

Take care,


Summary of "Missing Egyptians Arrested," Baltimore Sun p. 1B, August 11, 2006:

Federal agents arrested El Sayed Ahmed Elsayed Ibrahim, 20, and Alaa Abd El Fattah Ali El Bahnasawi, 20, in the Holabird Avenue apartment of a pizza shop owner from Egypt, Attia Gouda. Ibrahim and El Bahnasawi were being held in an undisclosed location, pending possible deportation proceedings, authorities said.

According to Gouda's wife, Jennifer Evans, Ibrahim and El Bahnasawi apparently stayed with her husband for several days while she was on vacation this week. When she returned Wednesday, she said, her husband introduced them to her as friends from his native village of Mansoura, Egypt, where the students are undergraduates at the local university.

Summary of August 13 article in Baltimore Sun (Josh Mitchell):

The Egyptians arrested last week in Dundalk were helping out at a pizza shop in Glen Burnie, according to a woman who said her husband gave the men work there. Ten months earlier - after a tip, later discredited, that Egyptian immigrants in the area were planning to blow up a tunnel - authorities visited pizza shops in eastern Baltimore County, and four men were held on immigration charges.

Carol Barbour and her Egyptian-born husband, Ahmed Barbour, worked at a carryout in Dundalk that was searched by federal authorities in October. She said some Egyptians emigrate to New York, and then to Baltimore, where the cost of living is lower and there are more job opportunities.

The men, El Sayed Ahmed Elsayed Ibrahim and Alaa Abd El Fattah Ali El Bahnasawi, both 20, were arrested Thursday morning at the shop owner's apartment in a brick rowhouse on Holabird Avenue in Dundalk. Gouda's wife, Jennifer Evans, said the men had been staying with her husband and a friend of his in Reisterstown.

Dixie Chicks Make Documentary; Still Slamming Their Country

Dixie Chicks Political Cartoon
Well thank God for Canada, folks. Canadians are way smarter than Americans, or so says Natalie Maines, leader of the Chicks. Americans get all uppity when homegrown singers go to foreign countries and slam our President and undermine the country’s foreign policy. This is especially true of country-western-music loving Americans.

These same Americans get so uppity they don’t murder the traitors, they don’t riot, they don’t make death threats against the Pope. Americans simply refuse to buy these idiots’ music.

So they made a documentary of their travails, titled “Shut Up and Sing”.

Go on. A documentary? Who the hell is going to buy this.

You can’t make us buy your music sweet Natalie, and that really pisses you off, don’t it?

Maines said Wednesday the band has a new appreciation for Canadian fans, who stood by the country trio while others in the United States tossed CDs in the trash at the behest of a right-wing campaign.

"Yes, thank God for Canada," said Maines, noting the band found political support from countries around the world. "It's a little surprising that the U.S. hasn't necessarily caught on yet."

"It was encouraging to have the premiere of this film in a country where what happened to the Dixie Chicks could never happen here," added Peck, repeating comments made at the gala screening earlier in the week.

Confirm Bolton

There’s a movement afoot across the Blogosphere to pressure the House of Lords (AKA the U.S. Senate) to confirm Bolton as ambassador to the U.N.

Now we understand the Democrats in the House of Lords don’t want to confirm this choice of a lawfully elected President. Tough. Click on the picture below to visit the site and gets those Lords to do their damn job.

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