Wednesday, December 31, 2014
FOR REAL. Don't take me anywhere like this. EVER.
Thank G-d I am not invited to such stuffy, puffy, silly things.
When I have friends over for dinner, it's just called "having friends over for dinner" (or coffee, or brunch). It's not called A Dinner Party.
Because it's not called A Dinner Party, there are no "rules". I mean seriously, how much fun could possibly be had with such a detailed playbook and such silly, iron clad rules???
(Answer: NOT BLOODY MUCH)
I don't have a rule book. I follow the K.I.S.S rule:
Keep It Simple, Stupid.
(That's me, stupid!)
What does KISS mean?
Good, simple food and plenty of it-and definitely things that I make really, really well. Beer, wine-l'chaim nothing fancy. No music because I can't handle lots of background noise-the kids and the conversation are plenty of loud, plenty plenty plenty.
Yes, friends can bring either a dessert or a salad, thank you very much for asking-I appreciate it and love new flavours and that's one less thing for me to work on! And if I have all those things organized I say 'just come and bring your appetite'.
Tea or coffee after. I make a FANFARKINGTASTIC latte and a mean espresso.
And that airline metaphor is something I say ALL. THE. TIME.
Two seriously smart men.
Listen to the whole thing.
Via eeeevil seeeeekrit Jew and Carolla fan girl Kathy Draidlebaum.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
It's SO VERY HARD to feel sorry for Sweden. So guess what? I just don't!
Now the only truly GUTLESS part of this article is not mentioning the "I" word: Islam.
Pipes mentions Iraq, Syria and Somalia without mentioning the ahem, common denominator. That is gutless-sorry.
Anyway, nice essay but next time the word Islam should actually be mentioned.
It is intellectually dishonest to omit it.
So, for your consideration (and of course, this my headline, not NRO's):
Looks good on you, Sweden!
"Woe to anyone in Sweden who dissents from the orthodox view that welcoming large numbers of indigent peoples from such countries as Iraq, Syria, and Somalia is anything but a fine and noble idea. Even to argue that permitting about 1 percent of the existing population to emigrate annually from an alien civilization renders one politically, socially, and evenlegally beyond the pale. (I know a journalist threatened with arrest for mild dissent on this issue.) Stating that there exists a Swedish culture worth preserving meets with puzzlement."
"And yet, the realities of immigration are apparent for all to see: welfare dependency, violent bigotry against Christians and Jews, and a wide range of social pathologies from unemployment to politically motivated rape. Accordingly, ever-increasing numbers of Swedes find themselves — despite known hazards — opting out of the consensus and worrying about their country’s cultural suicide."
"Campus police have advised Mael that he will be a target when he returns to campus, and that it is reasonable to expect that his tires may be slashed, his car keyed, and that other violent acts may be perpetrated against him. Mael has also been advised not to travel alone on campus during the day or night and to carry a bottle of mace."
The interview is filled with a lot of great topics and I found myself nodding my head and thinking YES EXACTLY more times than I can count.
But it was the bagpipe speculation that really made me laugh out loud.
Plus, I like the new term "micro-tyranny" and I think we ought to hashtag that baby and get it out there with a sad face photo a la Michelle Obama.
That term, of course-a really magnificent Steynism, is a direct hit on the stupid lefty idiocy "micro-agression" which should be mocked into oblivion by civilized persons.
(I still think 'excitable lads' is one of the best Steynisms ever, ever EVAH EVAH...)
Clearly, you cannot be a "free" person if you exist in a regime of "micro-tyranny".
When you add up all the "micro-tyrannical" intrusions into your life, and into the life of your children and family, you cannot help but come to the conclusion that the free world is actually not so free anymore.
Currently, freedom is relatively illusory and each of us has a responsibility to tackle the "micro-tyranny" in our midst. Eventually our 'micro' pushbacks inevitably cause a macro shift. As I always say, do what you can, not what you can't-even if doing what you can simply means making a joke or saying "that's bullshit" when presented with a preposterous narrative or social justice project at the expense of your children. What are you so afraid of?
Monday, December 29, 2014
However, it also is a picture of American decline.
It's a bittersweet vignette.
Well, a BIG WHATEVER WE LIED to that.
Father Gabriel Nadaf: Christians Are Being "Cleansed" From Every Place in the Middle East Except Israel
"The Middle East is effectively being cleansed of Christians. In the beginning of the 20th century, Christians constituted some 20% of the population in the region. Today, it's 4% and falling. 77% of Iraq's Christians have fled since 2000, in addition to the thousands who were murdered or forcibly expelled. 450,000 Christians have fled Syria since the civil war began in 2011, for fear they would share the same fate."
"Within this chaos, only one island of sanity can be found where the Christians are not persecuted, where they enjoy freedom of religion and ritual, freedom of expression, and where they can live in peace without fear of genocide."
Sunday, December 28, 2014
This is what happens in Canada.
"Secretive and overzealous at parent's expense."
Read the whole thing.
"After six years of Obama’s tenure, the president’s approval rating is just above 40 percent. He has lost more congressional seats during his administration than has any president in over a half-century. His party is in shambles, with historic midterm losses in state legislatures and governorships."
"Obama’s promised new legislation — gun control, climate change, Obamacare — was either rejected by Congress or passed but found to be both unpopular and nearly unworkable. Positive changes — such as lower gas prices brought on by new American oil and gas discoveries and innovative new methods of extraction — came despite, not because of, Obama."
"Yet the president presses on with his unpopular agenda, believing, as did Napoleon, that he alone is the revolution — intent to ignore popular opinion, the rule of law, and Congress. He assumes that his mastery of the teleprompter and iconic status as the first black president exempt him from congressional censure or outright public revolt.
"In the next two years, we will see presidential overreach that we have not witnessed in modern memory."
Saturday, December 27, 2014
"Where are the crusader websites and YouTube videos that urge them on? Where is "the Christian State" whose artfully filmed executions of journalists and aid workers have helped recruit thousands of disaffected young men? Where are the Christian groups willing to burn a teacher to death and shoot his pupils in the name of Christ? What is the Christianist equivalent of "Allahu Akbar"? Where is the crusader flag of St George being held aloft by hostages from the café window?"
"One likes to assume that the moral equivalists are at some level just putting us on - and that, were Mr Morjaria to find himself in a Sydney coffee shop or passing a police station in Joué-lès-Tours when some cheery fellow ries "Allahu Akbar!", he would retain, shriveled and emaciated as it is, sufficient of a survival instinct to dive for cover. But I'm beginning to doubt it."
The suicide of Europe:
How typically understated of the Brits.
The Queen's guard is in retreat, fearful of the lone wolf.
The formerly great British bulldog retreating from the Islamic "lone wolf", retreating from a threat that has materialized on the streets and subways of London-the threat that the elites of Britain imported to its shores.
Is the cover up worse than the reality?
Friday, December 26, 2014
What are you so scared of?
This editorial from USA Today (of all places) talks about America as "Wussy Nation".
I can't stand gutless p&ssies.
This is what is happening to Christians in other parts of the Middle East.
By the way, this does not mean that there is any love there for Jews or Israel.
However, even incremental moves toward freedom and away from tyranny are positive steps.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
In the words of this report 'it goes back up' as soon as its been taken down.
Censorship is the weak horse strategy.
Superior firepower, superior ideas and the willingness to use the first to defend the second are the solutions.
This was sent to me with the subject "And Merry Christmas to you, France, love, Allah."
Trust these people with your health care...
Really, people who do such gracious acts of loving kindness for sick children are heaven bound.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
"When the victims are Christian children at the hands of Islam, their stories are met with a grimace of sordid indifference. When the victims are Jewish children, they are delivered to the dustbin of history with a clandestine but real pleasure."
"Chaya Zissel bundling up for the grave is an image that must never leave us. At least me."
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
New girl crush.
I love every single word, especially the swear words.
I hope she goes public and runs for office.
Seriously, nothing to see here-it's all under control because he found inner peace:
"Police were alerted to the threat by relatives of Labelle, who had noted a change in his way of dressing and his words, according to a spokesman for the Montreal police. Labelle was a recent convert to Islam."
"According to his grandmother, however, he was not dangerous."
"He wasn't that kind of boy," Sylvie Labelle told TVA."
"The grandmother did note that Labelle had carried a machete, but said she believed it was to protect his mother from a violent person."
So, this is exactly it:
"Nevertheless, the preferred explanation is that Brinsley was mentally ill, just like the guy who beheaded a coworker in Oklahoma was mentally ill, and the Sydney bloke who took those hostages at the coffee shop was mentally ill, and the son of the Canadian Refugee Board honcho who killed a soldier at the Canadian War Memorial was mentally ill. They were also all Muslim. Oh, and the fellow in France who ran down 11 people with his car while shouting "Allahu Akbar!" only yesterday has already been pronounced mentally ill. By sheer coincidence, he was Muslim, too."
"Is this one of those parlor games - like "Dead or Canadian?" Or "Gay or European?" Don't forget, if you're playing in the western media's daily Nothing-to-See-Here quiz, in the "Crazy or Muslim?" round the correct answer is "Crazy", every time."
"These are not mutually incompatible categories: There are dead Canadians, and gay Europeans, and crazy Muslims. To get people to march in the streets shouting "What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!" is relatively easy. To persuade Al Sharpton's swaggering halfwit goons to act on their slogans is another matter. A person has to be suggestible, and there's an accumulation of evidence that in today's world disaffected young Muslim men are the most easily suggestible of all. Whether they're suggestible because they're Muslim or they're Muslim because they're suggestible is one of those chicken-or-egg conundrums."
NOTHING TO SEE HERE.
The strange NOT TERRORISM mystery of three incidents of Allahu Akbar-screaming individuals in France.
A thousand words, right?
PHOTO: Levi Rosenblatt NY Chabad Stabbing Victim Lights Hanukkah Candles with NYPD last night. pic.twitter.com/qu41beHhuX— Israel News Feed (@IsraelHatzolah) December 23, 2014
I guess there is nothing else in Europe to worry about rather than bad jokes.
Please be aware that we will continue to monitor comments on social media & any offensive comments will be investigated #georgesquare
— Police Scotland (@policescotland) December 23, 2014
This is what prompted the assault on free speech.
A teenager WAS ARRESTED in Scotland for making a bad joke, a "malicious comment" about the people who were killed by the garbage truck.
Is it in bad taste? Yes.
This is a really disgusting story-a disgusting assault on free speech.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Moving and instructive. Imagine these lives. Imagine this bravery.
"British-born Kay Wilson said Saturday that she helped hide Mohammad Zoabi throughout the summer war in Gaza, before he was able to flee to the United States in fear of his life."
"Seventeen-year-old Zoabi, an Israeli Arab from Nazareth, was forced to leave the country after receiving death threats for posting a YouTube video harshly condemning the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers by a Hamas-affiliated terror cell in June."
Me a Jewish Zionist Israeli victim of terror with Mohammed zoabi, an Arab Muslim Israeli Zionist. Hag orim sameach. pic.twitter.com/padcnTPWPw— Kay Wilson (@kishkushkay) December 21, 2014
From Crack Investigative Units in France: Man Ploughs Into Crowd With Car, Yells "Allahu Akbar", Motive Unclear
Here's the thing and I've said it before and I'll say it again.
Every single type of savage, barbarian attack that has been done to the Jews, mostly in Israel but not exclusively, will spread to the rest of the world.
The Jew-haters and appeasement weasels who don't care when it "just" happens to Jews will see that every kind of terrorist attack that has been done in and out of Israel, aimed at Jews, will happen to the non-Jewish, 'infidel' population in their own countries as well. There is no hiding from it.
Some people cried real tears, and some crocodile tears, for example, when Israeli teenagers were slaughtered in discos, in restaurants, when Israelis were blown up on buses, or standing at bus stops.
They took a cursory look at the headlines, and moved on.
Israel and the Jews are the testing ground for jihad. Non Jews and liberals of all persuasions and nationalities may not be at all interested in the jihad, but I can assure you, that it is quite interested in them.
So when we have "motive unclear" being uttered in an attack such as the most recent one in France, joining the ever so tired, standard lexicon ("lone wolf", "mentally ill"), you better believe that the jihad is empowered and things are going to get much worse before they ever start to get better. Vehicular jihad has now been exported from the Palestinians to the Western world, joining suicide bombings and beheadings, 'honour' murders and other jihadist specialties.
I'm not entirely sure when anyone of consequence will begin to care.
There is no Jewish future in the UK, there is no question about that.
“I’ve never felt so uncomfortable being a Jew in the UK as I’ve felt in the last 12 months. And it’s made me think about, you know, is it our long-term home, actually. Because you feel it. I’ve felt it in a way I’ve never felt before actually,” he said in a conversation with Channel 2’s anchor Yonit Levi.
Cohen went on: “And you’ve seen the number of attacks rise. You’ve seen murders in France. You’ve seen murders in Belgium. It’s been pretty grim actually. And having lived all my life in the UK, I’ve never felt as I do now about anti-Semitism in Europe.”
Sunday, December 21, 2014
A murdered Rabbi in Miami.
(Read the whole thing. Very good observations.)
An "under aged bride" is a sickening and revolting euphemism for a sexually abused female child.
Why even use the term? Why play along? Why use the language of the pedophiles?
Why surrender, why?.
What a disgusting story. Legal loophole? That's absolutely pathetic. Countries make laws and change laws all the time.
Shame on the UK.
Hat tip: Blazing Cat Fur
Friday, December 19, 2014
When I say Chanukah update, I don't mean Steyn's got a whole Chanukah update (still waiting for that Chanukah track...ahem...)
I just mean: here's MY fabulous, sweeping update ON Steyn which is occurring DURING Chanukah.
And the funny thing is, this Chanukah, I, the big major Jew on campus, just did the most goyische thing I have ever done.
Wait for it...I went curling!
Yes, I have the photo evidence and yes, I fell flat on my tuchus (documented) the first time I swooshed down the "sheet", but then, believe it or not-I scored a point, with the "stone". See, I'm an expert now. I also confess that I thought it was a really silly, even stupid sport, but I learned it takes quite a bit of coordination and stamina to play. Was great fun.
ANYWAY, back to Mark Steyn...
"It's Kim's World, We Just Live in It"
Do listen to both the audio clips in the post.
The Oakley interview was great, John Oakley really is a very skilled and engaging interviewer and of course, he lets Mark Steyn speak...IMPORTANT!
I especially liked the free speech bits on the Schnurmacher show (which included some excellent sound bites and a most excellent dig at "Official Jews", seriously outstanding).
The transcript from the weekly Hewitt spot is here.
Here is Steyn talking to Brian Lilley with an update about his musical career, and while I can't see him giving up the day job just yet, I actually could picture him filling up a small or even not so small club in say, TORONTO or Montreal for an evening of song.
Now that would be a blast.
Actually, come to think of it, that would probably make a wickedly fun fundraising evening for the lawsuit-just thinking out loud here. I for one, would certainly pay quite a few shekels to see Mark Steyn Live-The Musical or Mark Steyn Live-The Jazz Sessions.
The possibilities are endless! Dizzying!
Please note also that Steyn indicates that covers of The Who and the Sex Pistols are forthcoming...
Can't wait for those tracks!
Loving the vest action.
Layers...good strategy for Montreal.
George Clooney Wins the Internet Today: "We cannot be told we can’t see something by Kim Jong-un, of all f—king people.”
New found respect!!
QUOTE OF THE DAY!!!
Unlikely free speecher.
Why do any parents waste their money on this?
My position is unchanged: Fuck you, "I'll Ride With You" people.
Ben Shaprio has a post up about the suicidal hashtags of the West.
The "I'll ride with you" narrative and accompanying hashtag was offensive enough as truth, that people actually unleashed and believed in their own narcissistic social media masturbatory rhetoric while hostages were still being held.
What can possibly be said about it now that we know that it was a complete lie?
Read the whole update from Andrew Bolt.
Lastly-read this piece, a refreshingly honest essay about who the terrorist was, and what needs to be done to stop repeat events.
My utmost respect to Mr. Alan M.R Jones, a former Howard government official for his clarity and forthright position.
"If we can stop the boats and the drownings, we can stop the undeserved free lunches, as well as the lawfare waged on civil society and our safety. More than that, we can stop heeding the excuses and rationalisations on behalf of those who would harm innocents and coarsen our civil soul. If we have the will, if the collective outrage of right now declines to flag, we can say loudly that we refuse to live any longer in the rotten edifice of a social-experiment freak-out ginned up at a bong party in the sociology department common room."
"We must first overcome the absurd protests that Monis’ villainy was a one-off, an isolated case, which had nothing to do with his sinister religious beliefs. Likewise, we must recognise the dysfunctional welfare-industrial complex for what it is — a support scheme available to help manifest and advance social pathologies. Have we not recognised that Monis was a walking Venn diagram of victim handouts, subsidised weirdness and extremist hatred? To be the quintessential welfare queen and a psychopathic, parasitic criminal and a terrorist are not mutually exclusive. Indeed, in this case they were symbiotic.”
How it all started. Charming.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Holocaust Survivor Warns That ISIS-Not White Christians in Basesments With Markers-Are the Real Neo Nazis
"It's very much the same."
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Alan Gross, w atty Scott Gilbert & spokeswoman Jill Zuckman, prepping remarks to deliver after arriving in US...#Cuba pic.twitter.com/8Od6G54jc6But maybe it's just one big misunderstanding?!??!
— Stephen Crowley (@Stcrow) December 17, 2014
Maybe it's THIS?!?!??!!?
Actually, it's a masterpiece.
Read the whole thing.
"Once again, Barack Obama’s imaginary son has found himself unfairly in trouble with the law. If you recall, his imaginary son was also shot by an imaginary neighborhood watch guard in the same style as Trayvon Martin. But Obama’s imaginary son is plucky and resilient and has lived a hard life in the hood so he keeps bouncing back."
"In his life, Obama’s imaginary son has been shot at, concussed out of football, and racially profiled. Yet he keeps picking himself up and carrying on. Obama’s imaginary son should be an example to us all. No matter what kind of imaginary circumstances we find ourselves in, we can continue on with our imaginary lives."
"The President of the United States seems more comfortable citing the struggles of his imaginary son than the privileged successes of his real daughters. In truth, Obama’s son would have attended private schools in Chicago, just like his daughters. He would then be attending Sidwell Private School in DC, just like his real daughters. Obama’s imaginary son would get his pick of any college in the world, just like his real daughters. His imaginary son would then go on to any career he chose, in medicine, law, Hollywood, or Wall Street, just like his real daughters. But that doesn’t fit the divisive racial narrative — so his son lives the hard-knock life."
"So here we are nine decades later: Jew-hate is endemic among the hard men of Islam."
"But, when it comes to treating wounded Muslim schoolchildren, the only game in town is a hospital founded by a Jew."
As Kathy Shaidle and I always say, it's a very, very short walk from "because we feel this is right" to "how could we have ever known" when disaster strikes and lives are lost.
(Of course it is, duh-my blog, etc...)
I mean, when you are reduced to the "LOOK SQUIRREL" argument, can't you just admit that the whole thing is a farce?
Behold: Reducto Ad Absquirrelum
Seriously, look how close his hand is to those bazoombas.
Now, she certainly does have a nice rack, but there's no way they are real. And I think her dress might be a few sizes too small, that, or the tailor neglected to use a sufficient amount of fabric in the mammary area of the garment.
The second picture is the young lass pre-puberty and pre-highlights/hair extensions and boob job.
|Bill, where is your other arm?!? GAH!!!|
What he says:
"I am not sorry Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the operational mastermind of 9/11, was waterboarded 183 times. KSM also murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl in 2002. He boasted about it: “I decapitated with my blessed right hand the head of the American Jew,” he said after his capture."
"I am sorry KSM remains alive nearly 12 years after his capture. He has been let off far too lightly. As for his waterboarding, it never would have happened if he had been truthful with his captors. It stopped as soon as he became cooperative. As far as I’m concerned, he waterboarded himself."
"I am not sorry the CIA went to the edge of the law in the aftermath of 9/11 to prevent further mass-casualty attacks on the U.S. I am not sorry that going to the edge meant, as Sen. Dianne Feinstein put it in 2002, doing “some things that historically we have not wanted to do to protect ourselves.” I don’t suppose she was talking about removing our shoes at airport security.
"I am sorry we weren’t willing to do those “things” before 3,000 people had their lives unnaturally ended on Sept. 11, 2001."
I'm with Bret Stephens.
I'm really sorry that I'm not sorry.
Related: College students have no clue how old Hillary Clinton is, or that she hasn't a car since 1996.
It's instructive on another-to think about how powerful brain drugs can help (and also harm) people.
But it's also terrifying to think how many humans are trapped in their bodies, fully lucid but unable to communicate, as people all around them talk about them, prepare their families for their deaths, talk about organ donations, 'pulling the plug' or worse, and act as though they are already dead, deserving of the morgue and not worthy of consideration for life.
"I saw army instructors falling on the ground first. I saw many of my friends getting bullets on their heads, chests, arms and legs right in front of me. "
"Their body parts and blood were flying like small pieces of cotton in the class room."
"Warm blood and flesh of my friends fell on my face and other parts of my body. It was horrible."
So, in order to continue the slow decline, they lie and lie and lie again.
"Labour MPs have been secretly ordered not to campaign on immigration because doing so could cost them the next election, the Telegraph can reveal."
"A private strategy document circulated by Labour HQ and seen by this newspaper warns that the bigger immigration becomes as a campaign issue the more votes the party will lose."
"MPs are told to focus on "moving the conversation on" if voters express concerns about border controls to topics Labour is stronger on such as healthcare or housing. They are also urged not to send leaflets on immigration to all voters because it could be "unhelpful" and "risks undermining the broad coalition of support we need to return to government".
This part is probably the most disgusting nugget:
"The revelations are a major embarrassment for Ed Miliband, who is expected to tell voters Labour understands their immigration concerns and harden the party's stance on cheap foreign workers in a major speech on Monday."
Public lies and faux empathy, private seething contempt.
Just "move the conversation on", ignore the people and their legitimate concerns, lie your way through your public appearances, and carry on wrecking a once great nation.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
I like all the Jewish holidays but I especially like Chanukah because it reminds me of kick ass Jewish warriors, and is an excellent reminder that Jews always need brave fighters and lots and lots of powerful weapons.
The other good thing about it is, of course, the 'light over darkness' theme but that can get a little schmaltzy, almost as schmaltzy as the foods we eat to celebrate.
To commemorate the miracle of the oil in the Temple lasting eight whole days, we eat oily foods. Greasy oily foods like LATKES and OMG are they good.
Here's my cousin Amy's recipe, she's a well-known foodie, and cook book author.
Also decadent and incredible are Israeli "sufganiyot" which are jelly donuts and have about 8 Gazillion Trillion Bazillion calories in them. I saw this picture on Facebook and I had to steal it...
The fight about sugar/apple sauce or sour cream on latkes is almost as heated as the poppy versus sesame seed bagels and pepper versus sweet gefilte fish, and Toronto versus Montreal bagels (Toronto wins, Montreal bagels ARE CAKE).
(And, if you missed the Jewish holiday primer it's always: they attacked us, we fought back, we won, let's eat...)
So, thank you for the holiday greeting sent to me thus far and here are a bunch of Chanukah links to consider.
How many people around the world are outraged? How many couldn't care less?
How many people have expectations of human beings that are beyond savagery, and how many are content to continue to let these monsters in human bodies continue the slaughter.
How many of you have young children? How many of you can picture your children growing up to this end? Did you ever think you would say to yourself "worse than Beslan"?
You must understand that they can always make it worse. Worse or same as Beslan is headless children, being slaughtered after their last moments on this earth were watching their teacher's flesh burn.
Same or worse than Beslan is ripping a human infant's heart out in front of her parents.
A Jewish Soldier May Finally, Posthumously, Receive Medal of Honor A Century After His Heroic Deed (However, It Needs Obama's Signature, So Good Luck)
Thanks to Dr.Roy for finding it.
"The heroism should have earned Shemin the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest service medal. But it didn’t, perhaps because discrimination was rampant in the military — and he was Jewish."
"Thanks to the efforts of his now 85-year-old daughter, Shemin is on the cusp of finally being honored with a medal, 41 years after his death."
"The Senate on Friday passed the $585 billion defense bill. A small provision allows President Obama to bestow the Medal of Honor to Shemin. The last hurdle is Obama’s signature on the defense bill."
WELL GOOD LUCK WITH THAT PART OF IT.
I was really angry yesterday, and I'm still angry.
Then I read about the two hostages that were murdered, as the details came out and I felt heartbroken. Two individuals murdered by a fanatic jihadist merely for the crime of existing, living and breathing as infidels, going for coffee in their own country, because someone decided-some anonymous bureaucrat-that letting that savage, "self-styled" barbarian imam into Australia was a great and compassionate idea.
As Steyn notes:
"The Ottawa shooter, the St Jean killer, the Marathon bombers, the Fort Hood major, the pantybomber, all were known to the authorities. So was "Sheikh Haron": Aside from various earlier charges and convictions, he had been charged as an accessory to the murder of his wife, who died in a particularly brutal way, stabbed and set alight in the stairwell of her apartment building."
"And yet he was out on bail. And so Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson died."
"The price of incubating, nurturing and growing Islam in the west is too high. Ms Dawson and Mr Johnson did not deserve to die for going to a coffee shop. And, beyond the folly of Sheikh Haron's bail eligibility, the two Sydney victims were sacrificed on the altar of multiculturalist delusion."
"Many more will be in the years ahead. It was striking that, even as the siege was beginning, the politico-media class were already firing up what Laura Rosen Cohen calls the "Lone Wolf Story Generator", isolating one man in his own derangement and separating him from any broader currents. Relax, it's not "terrorism" - those reports that it was an ISIS flag he was flying was wrong; it's just a regular ol' Islamic flag. But whoa, it's nothing to do with Islam, either."
"Indeed. Usually the Muslims-fear-backlash crowd at least waits till the terrorist atrocity is over. In this case the desiccated multiculti saps launched the #I'llRideWithYou campaign even as the siege was still ongoing - while Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson were still alive. Muslims are not the victims here. Ms Dawson and Mr Johnson are the victims. And yet the urge to usher Muslims into the victim chair and massage their tender sensibilities is now so reflexive the narcissists on Twitter don't even have the good taste to wait till the siege is over and the corpse count is known. "
"Laura Rosen Cohen again:
It's ALWAYS ABOUT THEM.I will repeat here that this is personal for me and it should be taken personally by every free born citizen in every democracy.
Muslim terrorist holds people hostage in cafe, entire world worries about imaginary "backlash" against Muslims.
I'm sorry, I'm a little more concerned about the hostages. Screw the imaginary backlash and all its pedlars."
I dedicate these words to my late brother-in-law David Cohen, murdered in cold blood by Palestinian terrorists on his way to work, and to my parents' friends Esther and Syke Paltzur, murdered by Palestinian terrorists in Cyprus on their boat and Danny Vargas, murdered by Palestinian terrorists while at work. All left orphans in this world. May Hashem and the IDF avenge their deaths.
So, about those Sony e-mails, this is a beauty.
"Pascal has previously been under fire for suggesting that she talk only about a series of slavery-related movies during a brief meeting with President Barack Obama. She later apologized for those comments."
"In the newly-released email, Pascal - the co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment - is communicating with Sony Television President Steve Mosko, who was angry that he wasn't looped in on a new TV rights deal that Sony had struck."
"Pascal replied that the deal mostly had to do with films."
"But like everyone with half a brain these days television is the thing they want to do,' she wrote.
"She then told Mr Mosko that he was 'not used to TV being the new black baby,' according to emails viewed by Radar."
"Last week the news arrived that the most popular name given to boys in the UK in 2014 was "Mohammed." The reactions and non-reactions to this story betrayed the deep unease and denial that are now part of the debate around Islam in modern Britain."
"Each year this leads to a fruitful and interesting debate about whether the reason why this name has come so high up the list of most popular boy's names is because all the different variants of the spelling have been clumped together or whether the name is lower down than it would be because they have been kept apart. This is a now traditional annual debate in Britain."
"This year, the story came out with an added twist: whichever way you cooked it, it looked as if "Mohammed" had come out on top. This seemed to be the case with the Office for National Statistics official figures for England and Wales and this latest one, from the "Baby Centre." It was the latter that garnered a particular amount of attention. In the war between "Oliver" and "Mohammed" to reach the top spot, this poll came to the conclusion that if you put "Muhammad," "Mohammed" and "Mohammad" together, the variations brought the name to the top by a considerable margin."
"And so, with the facts apparently all in this time, the debate moved on to another stage. The debate moved on to: "So what?"
Monday, December 15, 2014
Long Island mom sues for wrongful arrest (politically motivated) and wins.
Good on her.
"This was the ultimate rude awakening," she said.
"At any given time, anybody can be arrested and can be held on excessive or no bail."
Umm, I know I'm just a Jewish mom from Canada, but is that really the way it is in America?
Or I guess the question is more: is that the way it SHOULD be in America?
This is how her lawyer describes the events:
“Ms Genovese was subjected to a level of abuse because they did not share the same political views as she did and saw this as an excuse to deny her even the most basic civil rights.."
That is absolutely appalling in an allegedly constitutional republic. An allegedly civilized society. It's quite unforgivable actually, but the articles do not note that anyone has lost their job.
She fought back, with a law suit, but actually, she's actually quite lucky just to be alive.
She just have easily could have been shot to death by the over zealous, anti "tea bag" police who "did not share the same political views".
(Translation: lefty police.)
That is usually what happens in tyrannical banana republics. Not constitutional republics. Just a helpful reminder.
Had she been shot to death by the over-zealous anti "tea-bag" officers(s) then she would have been just a statistic and nobody would remember her name except her family and friends, of course.
So very many of these situations end much worse.
And when I say worse, I mean DEAD.
The police, in democracies, are civil servants and they work for you-the people.
When public servants can point loaded weapons at you with impunity, throw you in jail and deny you your basic rights because you "did not share the same political views" it's goodbye democracy.
This is a terrifying case indeed, and another reminder of the fragility of democracy.
It is also a reminder that humans-even in the most respectable occupations, even those that are quite literally your servants (as you pay their salary), can be quite terribly flawed, contemptuous and corrupt-often with lethal consequences.
NY Orthodox Jewish Couple Names Baby Boy After Druze Police Officer Killed in Jerusalem Terror Attack
"Zidan isn’t a name usually heard at a Jewish circumcision, but a New York couple gave their newborn son the moniker to honor a Druze policeman killed while responding to a terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue last month"
Related-it's that time of the year, holidays, shopping, making a list, checking it twice, etc...
Thus, the SteynFrau Holiday Gift List has begun.
Scaramouche wants a Steyn Bobblehead.
Evil, dastardly seeeeekrit Jew Kathy Draidlebaum doesn't seem to articulate her list, but notes that Mark Steyn has a cover version of All I Want for Christmas Is You.
(It's really good and catchy-remember always Trust in Jew for Christmas music recommendations.)
Unfortunately, I don't see where to click if all I want for
MEMO TO SELF:
Must look into that later today.
And yes-the terrorism is related to this evil.
When a society loses it's moral compass, and chooses decline and amorality, babies are murdered in the womb at 7 months (they are known as "preemies") and violent, jihadist imams are imported to the West as wonderful immigration material.
To borrow a phrase from Donald Rumsfeld:
The situation is still fluid.
Some of the known knowns:
We know that this is total and utter bullshit:
"Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed late Monday that the gunman appeared to have "a political motivation," and local media reported that the gunman was trying to obtain an Islamic State flag in exchange for some of the hostages."
It may be "politically" motivated? Right. Gunman asks for Islamic flag with the shahada on it, and it's 'political'.
Shame on PM Abbott for this statement.
We know that too many Australians have gone SOFT IN THE HEAD and are far too sympathetic with the enemy.
This #IllRideWithYou is the classic mix of dhimmitude and social media moral preening and it's disgusting.
Frankly, when I saw this article, my first thought (sorry for the vulgarity) was actually #F&ckYouAustralia.
Because it's ALWAYS ABOUT THEM.
Muslim terrorist holds people hostage in cafe, entire world worries about imaginary "backlash" against Muslims.
I'm sorry, I'm a little more concerned about the hostages. Screw the imaginary backlash and all its pedlars.
What is in the water now in Oz?
Do you hear that sound??? Listen closely, my infidel friends....
That's the sound of the LONE WOLF STORY GENERATOR BEING FIRED UP.
"From NBC News" (What would we do without "analysts"??)
"Five hostages managed to flee the scene of the attack, which analysts suggested had the hallmarks of an ISIS-inspired "lone wolf" attack. Police would not confirm how many were still being held inside the Lindt cafe — where a black flag used by Islamist groups in the Middle East has been shown in the window...."
Don't say you weren't warned!
You were warned.
They told you exactly who they were, and what they were and what they wanted to do and you-world, you ignored it because it was uncomfortable.
UPDATE: Civilizational suicide is a choice, made for us by our bleeding heart elites.
Another known known:
"Monis, who was granted political asylum in Australia, is currently on bail for a string of violent offences, including being an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife."
"He is also facing more than 40 sexual and indecent assault charges and has a conviction for sending offensive letters to the families of deceased Australian soldiers."
SORRY WHY IS THIS CHAP THE IDEAL TYPE OF IMMIGRANT TO AUSTRALIA? ANYONE?!?!
(Watch now the narrative will be 'criminal' rather than jihad....)
Friday, December 12, 2014
However, the good news is that he has been offered free trips to Israel, and is planning to spend time in Israel volunteering once he serves his sentence. I'm sure he will have a wonderful time in Israel.
"so-called liberal men say the foulest thing, most misogynist things about female bloggers, such as Michelle Malkin, for example, absolute, there’s very few things as misogynist as the dweeby, liberal male when it comes to Michelle Malkin or Michele Bachmann, or Sarah Palin, or anybody else.."
Read the whole transcript, because when you get to read the interview, you see that there are always delicious little gems that fly by in real time, such as this:
"...modern American liberalism is not about principle. It’s about power."
So true, so true.
And this bit about Hillary Clinton's "empathy" comment (which I believe should simply be inscribed on the gravestone of the American Republic-R.I.P, Republic...)
"In the streets of Cairo, in Tahrir Square, we called it the Facebook revolution, and thought that somehow they all wanted, all the big, bearded men wanted to be like nice, little Obama pajama boys, and all the covered women wanted to be like Sandra Fluke. And it turned out they wanted something entirely different."
(OK I'M DYING HERE...)
"She’s got a tin ear when it comes to empathy. She doesn’t, she’s not actually capable of getting inside the head of Iranian mullahs who seriously believe in Islamic imperialism, and exporting their nuclear technology around the world. She’s seriously incapable of getting inside the head of Czar Putin in the Kremlin who wants to reconstitute a Russian empire and a Russian protection umbrella over Eastern Europe. And you’d be surprised how far west his definition of Eastern Europe goes. She’s totally incapable of empathizing of any meaningful empathy with what is psychologically driving those guys."
Steyn's explanation of her not being capable of getting in their heads is plausible-i.e not malignant.
With Obama, one can only conclude that he is sympatico with them, as Steyn says "more ideological" (diplomatic of him).
Obama is inside their heads and he likes what he sees. He lives there as well.