By Ray Dunaway

Abraham Maslow, in his 1966 book, created what has been called, “The Law of the Hammer”, which observed the following:
“If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”  And how true it is.

As confirmation hearings continue in the Senate for Eric Holder’s successor, Loretta Lynch, Senator Rand Paul expressed reluctance to vote in her favor, because of her failure to condemn asset forfeiture, which allows law enforcement to seize property used in the commission of a crime, e.g. a car used in a drug sale, or during the solicitation of prostitution.

But naturally, the hammer wielders of the Congressional Black Caucus weren’t buying that lame excuse.  You see, Lynch is a black woman.  And that’s all you need to know.

But sometimes other tactics can be used. Yesterday, the President addressing the National Prayer Breakfast and after condemning the barbarity of ISIS, had to equate those “savages” with the Crusades.  But as someone pointed out, there is a difference.

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Speaking of ISIS, you might want to check out their version of 17 Magazine.  From a translation of a treatise posted online in January, some life advice for female members of the al-Khanssaa Brigade.  It is acceptable for a girl to be married at the age of nine, noting that “most pure girls” will marry by the time they are 16 or 17, while “still young and active.”

And as for education:
During this time, female students should be taught textile skills and knitting, basic cooking, and instructed in child-rearing methods. Basic science should be included in the curriculum during the early education period, while the focus in later years should be on Sharia, Islamic history, and a study of the life of the Prophet Muhammad and his followers.

And what about science?
“Muslim boys and girls alike should not spend a “short life learning of the worldly sciences that give no spiritual reward, apart from that which repulses the might of the infidels and benefits Muslims.”
Time to whip out the hammer again:

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