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Saturday, November 03, 2007

She's Only Trying to Win an Election

It just occurred to me that the reason Hillary Clinton has gradually sharpened her answer in favor of driver's licenses for illegal aliens is that she is only trying to win an election. It's just politics, ya know?

Hillary got into a truckload of doo-doo the other night during the Democratic debate when she appeared to give two opposite answers to the same question.

Tim Russert asked Hillary about illegal alien driver's licenses, and Hillary never really answered the question directly but stated she was against such programs but thought that the program proposed by the New York Governor had merit.

Oh, and by the way, the New York Governor is proposing driver's licenses for illegal aliens.

Hillary's opponents jumped on that non-answer as an example of flip-flopping in one single answer to a question.

In the days that have followed, however, Hillary, not surprisingly, has gradually, day by day, grown more definite in her support of driver's licenses for illegals. And the reason, for course, is not far to find. She is merely trying to win an election, and Democrats have a history over the past 25 years of appealing to persons outside the country to immigrate to the U.S., mainly due to the fact that the particular ones who have placed the nation under siege have come here for the freebies that Democrats historically can't wait to hand out.

With such dubious initiatives, voter fraud has skyrocketed. Husband Bill made it very easy for illegal aliens to vote with his no-I.D.-required driver's license voter registration initiative during the 1990s.

The trick certainly worked for him. Now it appears Hillary is taking a page from Hubby's playbook.

Let's cut to the chase. The bottom line? Democrats use these kinds of tricks to get votes, even from illegal aliens. Having a driver's license only makes it easier for an illegal to engage in voter fraud.

And with the overwhelming majority of Americans enraged by these antics of their elected officials with regard to illegal aliens, the only credible reason Hillary would support such a plan is to get votes from the 'non-traditional voters.'

I see a great backlash a-comin', however.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Second Amendment News Roundup for 11/2/07

Focusing on guns and politics, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Alphecca blogs about Tennessee and concealed carry licensees:

Red's Trading Post has the latest on the GOA's push to do something about ATF abuses of the firearms industry:

Red's also has a great post on Ron Paul's response to the attempt by the ATF to shut down the firearms industry:

Say Uncle reports that the antis are still spooked about the prospects of a pro-Second Amendment ruling by the Supreme Court on Parker/Heller:

Sebastian at Snow Flakes in Hell has the MUST-read of the day on voting. I agree. In fact, I will go as far as to say we should make voting difficult, not easy. Only the truly informed and the ones with the initiative to register and show appropriate I.D. at the voting booth should be allowed to vote:

Further, Sharp as a Marble suggests that we should use the Brady Background check for voter registration...seems only fair:

John Lott points to sinister reasons for the push for illegal alien driver's licenses, i.e., they get to VOTE! (which always helps Democrats):

Breda takes Hillary apart for her playing the gender card whenever she comes under attack:

Breda also blogs about cleaning the guns:

Nicki at the Liberty Zone aims her sharp and effective rhetoric toward some numbskulls in academia who tow the party line for anti-freedom:

The War on Guns reports that Springfield officials were caught off guard during their gun buy-back program last Saturday:

Traction Control opines on Hillary's support for drivers' licenses for illegal aliens:

Tam at A View From the Porch has THIS to say about the Saudis:

Oscar Poppa tells us the weapon of choice for most campus crime is NOT guns, but THIS:

Cap'n Bob informs us of 'the Devil's Suppository':

Blogonomicon chronicles his day at the shooting range:

Armed and Safe has an interesting read today on incorporating the Second Amendment:

A Keyboard and a .45 says that the issue of self-defense is catching on all across the country, and from what I can tell, that is true:

Mike McCarville says that U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, R-OK, explains why SCHIP is not really about kids but about politicians:

One has cause to wonder what the hell is happening to the GOP in northern Virginia! Bitter Bitch has the story here:

Legal Bitch has a thorough analysis of due process and the right to property...a great read!:

The Buckeye Firearms Association has a great wrap-up of the Empty Holster Protest last week:

Little Chucky Schumer Proclaims End of Reagan Era

One of the most extremist Leftwing nutcases in the U.S. Senate, Little Chucky Schumer, D-NY, has proclaimed the 'end of the Reagan era.'

Little Chucky was beside himself with glee as he looked forward to the Democrats' prospects for claiming the White House and adding to their majority in Congress.

Stating that the values that drove the Reagan era no longer resonate with most Americans, Little Chucky was certain that his Party would sweep into the White House in 2008 and build a veto-proof majority in the Congress.

This would mean that Hillary or Obama or whoever would have a complete free pass from the Congress to do whatever they wanted to do...a nightmarish prospect for those who value liberty.

Here is a message for Little Chucky: if you think that the concepts of Reagan do not resonate with the majority of Americans anymore, then that means the ideas of liberty as espoused by Jefferson, Franklin, Henry, Washington, Madison, Mason, and Hamilton no longer resonate with them as well. Hell, the Constitution itself must not 'resonate' with the majority of Americans.

If this is the case, Little Chucky, which I highly doubt, then this means we have lost the country and the neo-Commies like yourself are succeeding in running the country into the ground. Nevermind that you have basically bought off their support with your giveaway programs and entitlements, even to illegal aliens.

After all, the ends justify the means, don't they, Little Chucky. If the end result of all of this is a Brave New World where government has ultimate power and where the individual has none, then I suppose all of your programs designed to buy votes are worth it, in your convoluted little mind.

Believe me, Little Chucky, if what you are saying is true, and the worst-case scenario happens in 2008, you are going to be confronted with the worst uprising of average citizens in the heartland that this nation has seen since the American Revolution.

We are not going to sit idly by and let your forces of anti-freedom run rough-shod over all of the liberties for which our forefathers fought and died, and which patriots such as Ronald Reagan so eloquently articulated.

For your information, Little Chucky, there are millions of us out here who will NEVER allow the Reagan era to end, and more and more are being added to our ranks each day. So, you can take your pantie-waist predictions and shove them where the sun doesn't shine.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Second Amendment News Roundup for 11/1/07

Images courtesy of A Human Right.

Focusing on guns and politics, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Red's Trading Post reports that the jackbooted thugs have struck again:

Jews For the Preservation of Firearms Ownership has the complete story of the latest travesty of the jackbooted thugs here:

John Lott reports some excellent news today:

John Lott also reports that a few New York City Council members have applied for permits to buy guns:

Mike McCarville at The McCarville Report will be on TV this weekend:

You MUST read this. The Jet Pilot has a quote from a liberal icon on the Second Amendment:

A Keyboard and a .45 blogs about National Ammo Day on November 19:

Armed and Safe has an interesting read on Philadelphia's crime problem and Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson:

Cap'n Bob and the Damsel finally have their new pistols after California's punitive waiting period:

Dustin's Gun Blog reports that Springfield, Ill. is engaging in yet another useless gun buy-back program:

ROFL! You have GOT to see this at Oscar Poppa. It's the Karl and Hillary show!:

Xavier Thoughts posts a great piece today on the sociopathic personality, with Charles Manson as the example:

Tam at A View from the Porch comments on that quintessential hate-monger, Fred Phelps:

Traction Control provides a link to Ron Paul's Tonight Show appearance:

The War on Guns reports that a Hillary supporter says that Tim Russert should be shot!:

Nicki at The Liberty Zone is now back stateside after spending 18 months in Kosovo:

Breda at The Breda Fallacy says she is making good progress in her shooting ability:

Snow Flakes in Hell reports that Paul Helmke has been mouthing off about the U.S. citizenship test:

Say Uncle has the scoop on reports that Fred Thompson got all his facts wrong on guns and the U.N. As it turns out, Thompson got ALL of his facts 100% correct!:

My favorite intellectual, Dr. Walter Williams, counters the notion that 'the poor are getting poorer' in the U.S.:

Democrats Begin to Question Hillary Candidacy

It is always painful to watch a candidate for public office attempt to appear to be unflappable while in the midst of being made highly uncomfortable. To most observers Hillary Clinton was feeling the heat in last night's Democratic debate although she attempted to appear unfazed.

Hillary took the heat from several different sources on several different issues, not the least of which was moderator Tim Russert, who hammered the candidate with questions about pertinent material that she and her husband ordered sealed until the year 2012.

The answer that Hillary attempted to slip by Russert, her rivals, and observers, was that the matter was 'out of her hands.'

No, Ma'am. The matter is entirely in your hands since it was you and your husband who ordered the documents sealed until 2012 to begin with.

In addition, Clinton took the heat from her Democratic Party rivals who are seizing upon her votes to give President Bush the authority to use the military against Iraq and Iran back in 2002.

Their castigations against Hillary seem rather disingenuous, given that a majority of Democrats voted with Republicans to allow the President to act with the power of the U.S. military.

A historical perspective is key here. Democrats were practically in 100% complete agreement that Saddam was a direct threat to the U.S. as long as one of their own, Bill Clinton, was in office. But once he was gone, suddenly it became politically expedient to appear to be 'against the war,' although most of them voted for it.

In this case, Hillary was right in voting for it. Early in the Bush administration the facts of the dangers of Iraq, Iran, and Syria were still fresh in her mind from her husband's administration. The thing she should be castigated about is her attempt to distance herself from her vote.

Her penchant for flip-flopping on a variety of issues is becoming all the clearer.

As one political pundit observed after the debate, once a candidate is labeled as a flip-flopper, their candidacy is in deep trouble.

Hillary's problems are compounded by the fact that not only has she flip-flopped on a variety of issues over a period of months and years, but she did so during Tuesday night's debate in answering one single question.

As B. Hussein Obama observed after Hillary had answered that question, 'I can't tell what her answer seems she gave two opposite answers to the same question.'

Clearly the Democrats are getting nervous about Hillary the closer we get to the actual campaign of 2008. Her negatives in the polls are high, 50% of American women state that they would not vote for her in ANY circumstance, and scandal continues to loom heavily over her campaign.

But who would assume the role of front-runner? All of the rest of the Democratic candidates are a joke and so far outside the mainstream of America that they are actually frightening. This includes Billy Richardson, who was a crony of Bill Clinton and whose political ideology is nearly the same as the Clintons.

Further, the hero of many extremists, Algore, is no savior waiting in the wings. Increasingly he is viewed as a clown who can't even get his facts straight on climatology.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Second Amendment News Roundup for 10/31/07

Images courtesy of A Human Right.

Focusing on guns and politics, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Gun Owners of America issues an important alert concerning the U.S. Senate. It seems our illustrious Democrats who are in control are about to turn over to the U.N. jurisdiction over the import, export, and Atlantic transport of guns and ammunition. Time to contact your Senators and protest!:

Well, it's Halloween, and Tam wants to know what the big deal is unless you're under the age of 12:

The War on Guns has today's MUST-read. David has the list of the oath breakers in Congress who voted for H.R. 1022, and I might as well go ahead and get this out...they are bastards and bitches who have no business serving in government anywhere in the U.S.:

The Ninth Stage has an update on the Jayne Lyn Stahl-NRA controversy:

Take a look at Breda's latest 'pretty in pink' 9mm:

The Bitch Girls post a good read on the independent voter:

The Bitch Girls also present good reading on federalism:

Snow Flakes in Hell has an interesting assessment of Senator Casey of Pennsylvania, who is proving to be no friend to gun owners:

Speaking of Sen. Casey, Red's Trading Post has a letter written by Casey that is murky and contradictory concerning the Second Amendment:

Robb Allen at Sharp as a Marble has an update on his Mother, and she certainly needs our thoughts and prayers:

Oscar Poppa has this interesting read on the history of Halloween/All Hallows Eve/Samhein:

Cameron Bailey alerts us to a gun control conference in Seattle in December, hosted by the Mayor of Seattle:

Armed and Safe comments on NRA chief LaPierre's statement on the 2008 election:

Alphecca has the 'clear thinker of the day':

Mike McCarville says that apparently the new Oklahoma Law to deal with illegal aliens will go into effect, since a Tulsa judge refused to prevent it:

Suspension of Disbelief

Novelists employ a common literary device known as 'suspension of disbelief' in order to draw the reader into the fictional world that the writer has created, in order to prevent the reader from objecting to the non-reality to the point that they cannot become emotionally involved in the story.

This is how good writers create a fictional world in which we, the readers, react as if we are in the middle of the story, although that story may be about creatures from outer space that like to use human bodies as incubators for their young.

Engage with me in suspension of disbelief for a moment. Suppose the reason our government and other governments around the world are engaging in a push to band together as a united entity because they know something we commoners don't know.

And suppose one of the things we don't know involves information held by only an elite few who head these various governments, and that this information has to do with extraterrestrials who have made contact someway and have hinted at our destruction.

Suppose, further, that these creatures are so highly advanced and intelligent that there is no way an individual nation on earth, not even the United States, could defeat them on its own, and that only by banding together with other nations in some sort of federation would give humanity one fighting chance at holding our new enemies at bay.

Granted, the concept is not new in fiction. These ideas form the foundation of some of our society's greatest and most recognizable science fiction, such as Star Wars, Star Trek, and others.

But the fact that these fictional concepts could become reality is the cutting edge, and this is where suspension of disbelief becomes essential.

It is to be remembered that cartoons from the 1930s and 40s depicted space ships that traveled to the moon. These fictional space ships bear a remarkable resemblance to the real thing that was developed in the 1950s and 60s. And we did actually go to the moon, when during the 1930s such an idea was fodder for laughter and frivolity--nothing more than a cartoon subject.

The question is, if we are headed for such a massive federation of nations on earth, where does liberty fit into the picture? Where is the demand that freedom be preserved? Do citizens maintain the right to keep and bear firearms? Do they have the right to self-defense?

In all of the hoop-la surrounding federations such as the EU and the proposed North American Union, never once have I heard prudent concerns being voiced about preserving the liberties of the people. The only concerns I have heard mentioned involve the issues of security and economics.

Security and economics--the hallmarks of totalitarian regimes that promise their constituencies greater security and better living. Only free societies place human liberty ahead of security and economics, though the latter two may be an important part of the mix.

When human liberty is not part of the mix, what you have is totalitarianism.

Now, come back with me to reality for a moment. Let's suppose that although there is NO such threat from extraterrestrials these governments manufacture a threat of some kind in order to scare their constituencies into submitting to giving up many of their liberties.

This manufactured threat could be just about anything, from economic collapse to terrorists holding us hostage to, well, extraterrestrials who are threatening to annihilate us. Governments are not above conjuring up such fiction, including employing the novelist's device of suspension of disbelief, in order to convince the citizens that only government officials hold the key to our survival.

The thing is, for many such a stark reality is more difficult to believe than the fiction of extraterrestrials threatening our destruction.

It is never a pleasant exercise to seriously consider the fact that people within your own government have everything but the citizens' best interests at heart, and that some of your favorite elected officials are actually engaging in a dark evil.

What is even more unpleasant is to seriously consider that some of your neighbors, fellow citizens, are aiding and abetting these dark and sinister subversives who wish to destroy liberty and turn America into something it was never envisioned to be.

The central question thus becomes, do you wish to remain as one of the uniformed masses who are being toyed with by the puppet-masters, or do you wish to be a fully informed and totally involved American citizen?

Of course, the easier of the two roads is to believe the fiction, fantastic and unbelievable though it may be. The hard thing to do is accept and deal with reality. But then, we are Americans. We've always done the hard jobs.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Second Amendment News Roundup for 10/30/07

Images courtesy of A Human Right.

Focusing on guns and politics, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

The Bitch Girls report that an Indiana court has ignored the law and allowed Gary, Indiana to proceed with a lawsuit against 16 gun manufacturers:

The Ninth Stage blogs about the latest source of illegal guns, and you won't believe who it is:

The War on Guns has this comment on Ireland's grappling with firearms:

Traction Control points us to a minigun show:

Well, it seems our friend Tam over at A View from the Porch needs some help with growing older. Tam, I am as clueless as you are. All I know is that although my mind has become wiser in enjoying life's pleasures, my body is becoming more obstinate. It sucks. Maybe some of you can help Tam out:

Xavier Thoughts has a great video today on self-defense in New Jersey:

Don't look now, but Snow Flakes in Hell reports that one idiot is now saying the NRA is a 'gun cult':

Sharp as a Marble comments on an idiotic website that is the typical extremist, anti-gun, global warming haven for modern-day neo-commies:

Say Uncle has Fred Thompson's latest on gun control, with commentary to follow:

Red's Trading Post says that the NRA's grassroots division is speaking out on ATF abuses:

Oscar Poppa posts part of the Chris Wallace interview with the new Governor of Louisiana, who has some good insight into the problems within the GOP:

Armed and Safe reports that some real wackos have taken it upon themselves to edit the Constitution, including some in the Brady Bunch:

Mike McCarville reports that an Oklahoman is the new Senior Advisor to Rudy Giuliani's campaign:

John Lott has the MUST-read of the day on empirical research regarding concealed carry:

Not surprisingly, news reports show the U.S. House is in total disarray, and Nancy Pelosi is under fire from her own Party. Michelle Malkin comments:

The Buckeye Firearms Association has a great read entitled, 'School Shootings, Armed Teachers, and Greatly Improved School Safety':

The Volokh Conspiracy has generated much interest in the issue of Constitutional originalism. Here is a follow-up to yesterday's post at Volokh:

If They Can't Predict Hurricanes, How Can They Predict Climate?

For two years in a row, hurricane forecasters have totally missed the mark on predicting the number of storms and their intensity. In fact, this year is on the mark toward becoming the most inactive hurricane season in 30 years.

The last time the Atlantic basin was this quiet was in 1977.

Of course, we still have a month to go in this year's hurricane season. Things could always change, but realistically such a thing is highly unlikely this late in the year.

In addition, have you noticed that the National Hurricane Center has begun naming storms that do not become hurricanes? Time was that only hurricanes were named. Thus, using today's methodology the number of named storms is higher than normal. This is due to the number of tropical storms that did not reach hurricane strength.

According to Algore, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and others in the political movement known as 'the environmentalist movement,' the last two years should have been two of the most active hurricane seasons on record, due to the effects of 'global warming.'

The standard wisdom of the 'politically correct' environmentalists is that global warming would result in more hurricanes with higher intensity. Of course, for the past two years that prediction has totally missed the mark.

The result has been a devastating drought that has brought severe water shortages in the southeastern and southern states.

The obvious question that arises to the surface in the midst of these embarrassing erroneous predictions is, if forecasters can't accurately predict a hurricane season a couple of months prior to June, then how can they be trusted to predict the future climate of the planet years or decades from now?

One more nail in the coffin of the environmental alarmists is the latest NASA satellite imagery from space, which shows that the ozone hole over Antarctica has almost returned to normal. This means that the planet has been basically healing itself of the destructive effects of ozone over the Antarctic region.

For a full comparative analysis of hurricane predictions and the actual storms that occurred over the last few years, click here:

Monday, October 29, 2007

Second Amendment News Roundup for 10/29/07

Focusing on guns and politics, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Mike McCarville has the results of an interesting poll that show the influence of the 'new media':

A Keyboard and a .45 gives us a timely reminder that the ominous H.R. 1022 is still alive and well:

Alphecca says that Stanley Crouch of the New York Daily News is the idiot of the day:

Armed and Safe has a very good post on 'back door gun registry':

Several of us wrote about this, but Blogonomicon has the picture of your newly-designated 'home-grown terrorist':

Blogstitution has the story of a middle aged man who decided to take up the habit of smoking, and for good reason:

With Canadians and Britons coming here in droves to get our medical care as opposed to their supposedly 'superior' socialized care, Cameron Bailey has the following excellent read:

Cap'n Bob and the Damsel blog on the .44 Magnum and the .357 Magnum, along with a pertinent quote from 'Dirty Harry':

Dustin's Gun Blog reports that a high school student in Arizona was suspended for having shotgun shells in her car:

Red's Trading Post has an interesting read today on the firearms industry:

Say Uncle has a late-breaking update on ATF abuses and Congressional hearings:

Sharp as a Marble posts information on the gunblogger challenge:

Snow Flakes in Hell says that New Jersey has gone to a politically correct Halloween:

Breda reports that she found a gun bearing her name:

Nicki at The Liberty Zone has the complete scoop on Fred Thompson's plan for comprehensive immigration reform:

The Ninth State reports that the jackbooted thugs of the TSA broke a guy's laptop and then ordered him to move on or else he would be arrested:

David Codrea of The War on Guns tells us about his latest article for the December issue of Guns Magazine:

Tam at A View from the Porch has this interesting post on the S & W Model 36-1 at her blog entitled 'The Arms Room':

Gun Owners of America issues the following alert:

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership has this piece entitled, 'Another Glimmer of Hope':

From the NRA: A pillar of the First Amendment discriminates against the Second:

The Volokh Conspiracy has an excellent read today on Constitutional originalism:

New G.I. Joe Symptomatic of a Growing Cancer

If Hollywood get its way, G.I. Joe will no longer be the toy symbol of the quintessential American hero--the U.S. Marine. A movie project is in the making that will remove G.I. Joe as the symbol of American military might and place him under an international special operations force in Brussels.

Paramount plans to turn 'G.I. Joe' into an acronym meaning 'Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity.'

Apparently Paramount is concerned about its international marketing ability should the new film glorify the American military.

But, of course, as supporters say, G.I. Joe is only a toy, right? It means nothing, actually.

Think again.

The new 'G.I. Joe' is a symptom of a growing cancer--that of degrading American patriotism in favor of a generic, international entity in which citizens are no longer citizens of the United States of America, but citizens of the 'universe,' or the 'global community,' or whatever the hell else the modern-day neo-Commies wish to call it.

G.I. Joe bears the face of a real American military hero by the name of Colonel Mitchell Paige, a World War II veteran. Paige had served in the Pacific theatre as one of the Marines the U.S. Navy dropped off to drive the Japanese off the island of Guadalcanal.

Paige lost 90 of his men during the battle. The Japanese lost over 2000 soldiers.

The citation for Paige's Metal of Honor reads, 'When the enemy broke through the line directly in front of his position, P/Sgt. Paige, commanding a machine gun section with fearless determination, continued to direct the fire of his gunners until all his men were either killed or wounded. Alone, against the deadly hail of Japanese shells, he fought with his gun and when it was destroyed, took over another, moving from gun to gun, never ceasing his withering fire.'

Hasbro Toys contacted Paige some years ago to request his permission to use his face on its G.I. Joe. Paige consented. And ever since, the toy soldier has born the image of one of the finest heroes in U.S. history.

Oh, and by the way, when Paige gave his consent to be the face of G.I. Joe, he stipulated that he would agree to the deal 'only as long as G.I. Joe remains a United States Marine.'

Paramount should be resoundingly condemned for planning such a desecration of a real American hero (Paige is now deceased). It is not the toy that counts. It is the man whose face G.I. Joe bears.

Once again, the creeping crawl of globalization is about to gobble up another piece of unique Americana. The United States of America is not about a North American Union, an 'Amero,' the U.N., or some European Union entity in Brussels. Those who push these ideas are one half-step away from being outright traitors.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, Mason Now Terrorists

Are the hooded, jackbooted thugs coming for us next?

The latest legislation passed by our illustrious Congress, which has a mere 11 percent approval rating by the citizens, has succeeded in making Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison, Mason, and the other Founding Fathers 'homegrown terrorists.'

The bill, which is aimed at targeting American citizens who are engaged in terrorism, is written in such a way as to implicate millions of unsuspecting, law-abiding citizens merely because they agree with the Founders that the biggest threat to liberty is big government, and that if big government attempts to remove the rights of the people, the people are justified in taking up arms to squelch the power of that government.

In short, it is now tantamount to being a federal crime to believe in the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, or the statements of Thomas Jefferson on the dangers of government power. In fact, such beliefs could get you labeled by the government as a terrorist.

David Codrea has the chilling details here, at War on Guns:

Al Qaeda Wildfire Plot

Now that it has been determined that the devastating California wildfires are more than likely the work of arsonist(s), this is a good time to go back and re-examine some intel from 2003.

According to a story published in USA Today in 2003, the FBI reported that an Al Qaeda detainee had described a massive plot to set wildfires in the western sector of the U.S. as part of its goal to create chaos and havoc in an attempt to bring down 'the Great Satan.'

The suspect(s) who are currently being questioned by law enforcement officials have not yet been directly linked to Al Qaeda, however. Yet it has been well-known for years that terrorists use a variety of means to disrupt society, including sabotage and arson. Often terrorists spend years in planning these deadly events.

For the original USA Today story from 2003, click here (hat tip to Blonde Sagacity):