1. The policy here (or at least the effort is made albeit not always successfully) is to not post anything about internal US politics as much as we may want to, as it diminishes the focus of the site and risks alienating people who may be onside about islam but like Obama or some of his internal policies. Sometimes this happens when I mock anthropogenic CO2 as a cause for global warming. Some people who truly believe that lose interest in the site which was an islam-critical resource for them. However this article from the Economist seems balanced enough and reasonable enough that I think its worth posting and it also touches on his foreign policy which is within the cross hairs of this site, as the USA is the geo-political prime mover. It is an easy read and not too long but says a lot.
2. The two bearded clams arrested for threatening an aircraft recently seem to be getting a smoother ride from the court than they did from the airline. There is much here that does not make sense.
They say it is so badly drafted that almost any action could be construed as causing a nuisance.
5. A cartoon conversion:
Thank you Fjordman, M and all who send in material. More will be posted shortly.