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Shalom crazee bitch

There’s just something about going back to the motherland. It puts a man in touch with his essential self. Tells him who he is. Reminds him of what’s good and what’s bad. What’s right and what’s wrong.

I understand Roger Simon is visiting Israel.

He is the man holding things together, the bastion against the absolute Orwellian madness that is the Obama administration.

And losing his mind.

And it is clear from afar that Matt Drudge is the most important person in America today. He is the key man holding our society up.

If Matt Drudge were to be throttled by one of his mancrushes, America would perish. Right.

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Arizona Republican claims Israeli death squads and Hollywood Jews are behind Sandy Hook, Aurora and Tucson shootings

Iran’s English language TV channel, Press TV, is concerned about the Sandy Hook shootings. Sure. They convene a panel of Americans to talk about why the tragedy happened and what can be done to prevent it from happening again.

Republican Mike Harris appears on the show. And why not? He’s a former candidate for Arizona Governor and one-time GOP campaign finance chairman. Who better than him to talk about America and its politics?

So the host asks Mike about the Second Amendment, and Mike declares that every citizen has the right to own a gun. Then he reveals who’s really behind the mass killings breaking out across our country:

We have had a Zionist-controlled Hollywood, a Zionist-controlled news media that is the conduit to all of this violence, this imagery, into every home in America. And so you wonder why there is a culture of violence? It is because it comes from the Jews in Hollywood. That is where the conduit of violence comes from. That is the source of it . .

. . You have to realize Israel has been operating death squads in the United States now since Gabrielle Giffords and Judge Roll were shot in Tucson. There’s been other incidences, the Aurora Colorado shooting, that was again Israeli death squads operating in the US.

I don’t know, I am so disgusted with Israel and their behavior on the international stage.

Who made all those ships vanish from the Bermuda Triangle? You know who. And they’re launching an armada to force Chanukah upon Tahiti, or Borneo.

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Contretemps invited by discord

Food fight:

Harvard Business School is “deeply troubled” for having offended Arab sensibilities due to the mischaracterization of various foods appearing on the menu of the dining room’s Israeli Mezze Station . .

The controversy over the Israeli food station arose after Lebanese Harvard graduate Sara el-Yafi on October 28 posted to her Facebook page a letter of protest to the university describing the Israeli buffet’s menu as an affront to Arabs, as such foods as humous and couscous are not of Israeli origin.

Here is the real tragedy of permanent war.

“That ‘Israeli Mezze Station” is the ultimate multicultural, multireligious ‘fuck you’ in the face of ALL Arabs at once from North Africa to the Levant,” el- Yafi wrote.

“Israel already has a hard time keeping face in the Arab world for the way it has ‘appropriated’ its lands since 1948, don’t make it worse for them by having them appropriate other peoples’ foods as well,” she added.

Everybody out of Afghanistan.

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Neocon Goldman’s savage destruction of the Middle East

Of the many pleasing things to look forward to after Mitt Romney wins the November election, the War with Iran might be the most entertaining. It’s been nine months since our country’s been in two wars simultaneously, and a Romney administration would probably seek to correct that.

Urging ostensibly the Republican candidate, his friends and Americans in general to take seriously an attack on Iran, David P. Goldman writes in Asia Times. He predicts the glorious events to follow after Israel launches a pre-emptive strike. The American Thinker was sanguine about Goldman’s prospects:

Well if it looks that good, let’s consider it. I’m always up for doing something ‘positive’ with our military. In “All-out Middle East war as good as it gets,” Goldman, as “Spengler,” plays out his scenario for constructive destruction:

What ripples would ensue from a successful Israeli strike on Iran?

Iran probably would attempt to block the Straits of Hormuz, the gateway for a fifth of the world’s oil supply, and America would respond by destroying Iranian conventional military capabilities and infrastructure from the air. This would add to Tehran’s humiliation, and strengthen the domestic opposition.

Iran’s influence in Iraq and Syria would diminish, although Iran’s supporters in both countries probably would spill a great deal of blood in the short run.

Sounds good so far. A few thousand dead bodies, violence and chaos.

Hizbollah almost certainly would unleash its missile arsenal at Israel, inflicting a few hundred casualties by Israeli estimates. Israel would invade southern Lebanon and – unlike the 2006 war – fight without fear of Syrian intervention…

There is a possibility, to be sure, that Syria would launch chemical and biological warheads against Israel, but if the Assad government employed weapons of mass destruction, Israel would respond with a nuclear bombardment. In this case deterrence is likely to be effective. Iran’s influence in Lebanon would be drastically diminished.

Governments torn apart, countries invaded, chemical and biological wars breaking out, what a burlesque. The precipitation of nuclear Armageddon when a deterrent fails, and there’s your show stopper. If you favor burning the Middle East to the ground, this Iran gambit comes made to order.

Stripped of support from its Iranian sponsor, the Alawite regime would fall, and Syria would become a Saudi-Turkish condominium. Ethnic butchery would go on for some time.

It’s like an orgy, except it’s closer to bone-shattering mayhem among a sea of headless bodies. And no delicious icky sex. It’s a version of Nirvana, perhaps fashioned by a satanic and well-known immortal personage. Where do we sign up?

The vision shared by the George W Bush and Barack Obama administrations, albeit with some variation, of a Middle East dotted with democratic regimes friendly to the United States would pop like a soap-bubble.

Is it my birthday? This feels like my birthday.

In the absence of an American leadership willing to assert American strategic interests in the region, Israel well might save the United States.

Dear Bibi: Thanks for the apocalypse. The fallout was lovely.

There is no reason to expect most of the Muslim countries to go quietly into irreversible decline. All-out regional war is the likely outcome sooner or later. We might as well get on with it.

THERE it is. I was waiting for that.

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Saturday night bore-blogging – wait, Whitney Houston’s dead . .

Mitt Romney wins Maine caucus, boring. Wins CPAC giggle fest, don’t care. Zero point zero-one percent of Catholics are angry about healthcare/contraception, big deal. Whitney dies? Breaking news:

Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48
CBS News | 5:30 p.m. PDT

LOS ANGELES – Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.

Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unknown.

She was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Rest in peace sweet-singing buggy cocaine lady. Have fun, everybody, watching the Grammys tomorrow. That will be a festival of tears and tunic-tearing. At least we know why Andrew Breitbart went diva on #Occupy CPAC.



I know, Andrew. Grief makes us crazy. Here:

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Retail poltics left and right: We’re gay, they’re dangerous as hell

Just came across this ad put together by the GOP. They go after the president in this one. They’re betting that a politician who constructs a fundraiser to include New York, scarves and shopping is faggot-y by regular American standards and shouldn’t be president. Maybe someone will see this and go chase Barack out of the White House at the business end of a Colt .99. Somewhere, fate tickles the will of a home-schooled minibike mechanic who masturbates over Dale Earnhardt’s Bible:

My reaction is “You must be kidding.” It’s glitzy fashion week in New York, and the GOP are pointing at a $40 bag? With nail polish in it? It probably costs you $50 to wave at a taxi on Fifth Avenue. Perhaps something went wrong with capitalism overnight? Or maybe Republican fundraising, which is American beyond question, is just better than that, and this is a reminder. $10,000 for a plate of chicken and broccoli beats the hell out of a bag of Petal Pink. When you dispose of your donation the next morning, you can exclaim “Much better!” when you pull the handle.

That’s not a couple of Jacksons insultingly spent. That’s not the latest outrage in the Great Recession. What’s outrageous is the way rich, disgusting Republicans attack the people who are cleaning up their disaster: by calling them disgusting and rich.

The GOP is annoyed we’d “host a ritzy NYC fashion show while 12 million Americans remain out of work?” What about putting those 12 million people out of work? How’s that for bad? If you were honest or gave a damn about anybody but yourselves, Republicans, you’d have offered a decade-long apology and lashed Phil Gramm to the pillory so we could piss on him walking home from the bar. YOU CAUSED THIS MESS.

And to pretend that anybody’s richer or dumber than you is some kind of prank. Your 2012 nominee for president is probably worth more than half the countries in Africa. The Koch brothers will funnel $200 million of their money into elections to select idiots who will strip away environmental protections and welcome global warming. Karl Rove will cram upwards of $240 million into this election cycle to favor people who promise to hate gays, bomb Iran and rub your nose in the gospel of Bizarro Jesus. Newt Gingrich, civilizer of our black children, would have been blown out of these finishing school talent shows if Shelly Adelson weren’t capable of signing $5 million checks in his sleep.

All Sheldon wants is that Jerusalem be recognized as Israel’s capital and that we invade Iran. Newt, of course, has publicly promised to do the former mere hours after he takes the oath of office. What he’s promised in secret we can look forward to finding out. This is traditional Republican politics. Nail polish is harmless.

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Jennifer Rubin bereft of lace and wreath

She’s nasty, she loves violence. She’s a predictable WaPo right-opinion hack. She’s certainly in line for a raise.

She’s Jennifer Rubin. Jennifer’s a celebrity of the Permanent War Punditry. Why does she cheer the deaths of Americans? In print? Because Israel exists.

Obama’s worst error
Dec 23 2011 | Jennifer Rubin | Washington Post

President Obama missed the boat on tax reform. He put politics above entitlement reform. He worsened already-tense relations with Israel. But the worst error, in large part because it was both avoidable and is not irreversible, was to pull all troops out of Iraq.

Let’s see, there’s Obama’s bureaucracy, and his policy, and, sure, there’s his gubbmint’y-gook. But where have his corpses gone? Heavens.

So, Rubin’s downcast. She’s crestfallen. The dead Americans in Iraq used to prove that Israel was worth fighting for, readers. Now what? There must be something she can do.

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Israel’s anti-American Jew campaign

You’d think the Netanyahu government would have better things to do. You’d think they’d be happy for whatever friends they could make, especially in a giant well-to-do place like the United States.

Maybe not. Israel’s Ministry of Immigrant Absorption has mounted a public relations campaign warning Israelis in America that their American-Jew boyfriends and Americanized kids are toxic. They’re impure, screwed up. Americans and American ways threaten essential Jewish traditions and integrity, and it’s time everybody knew.

Watch the government’s ad. Look at how Dafna’s boyfriend (husband?) behaves on Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s day for ‘Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism’:

What can you say? He’s just an American.

And this ad? It’s timely. The Israeli grandparents ask the littlest one about the holiday:

Someone slap the pumpkin pie out of her mouth.

Words of advice for Israel. If you’re really at war, you need all the friends you can get. I am American Irish, and I ask: do you know who (foolishly) funded the I.R.A.? Americans. The descendants of the Irish immigrants in America. 15% of the United States now trace their roots back to Ireland. Bibi, you wish you had that sort of constituency.

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Spineless Mitt: ‘I’ll do whatever Israel tells me’

Few things, I would say (just watch), categorically exclude a candidate from becoming president. Conservative politicians are stupid, but that’s just generally true.

What specifically prevents someone from being considered for the presidency?

I believe that the role of an ally is to stand behind your friends and let them speak for themselves, rather than be spoken for by the United States of America.

How about pledging to do whatever another country asks?

The transfer of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would be a great symbolic aid to Israel. Is that something that you would consider?

The actions that I will take will be actions recommended and supported by Israeli leaders. I don’t seek to take actions independent of what our allies think is best, and if Israel’s leaders thought that a move of that nature would be helpful to their efforts, then that’s something I’ll be inclined to do.

Jaw —> floor. I’ve never heard a candidate talk like this. I can’t imagine a president promising to hand his policy reins to a foreign country. Romney guesses this beggar’s posture will please the right-wing because, when it comes to Israel, they ask we go limp. Rejoice, wingnuts, because Mitt Romney has wilted:

But again, that’s a decision which I would look to the Israeli leadership to help guide. I don’t think America should play the role of the leader of the peace process, instead we should stand by our ally.

He’s also gone insane. We should abandon the peace process, why? We’re hurting Israel’s feelings, I suppose. Here come big Mitty hugs and a sloppy bang on the ear. So we line up behind Israel, and then . . what? Hope they beat some ‘sense’ into the Palestinians? Pray the terror-darkies finally leave? They don’t want to carry this mess on much longer, so this is a good strategy.

This sort of pact-like devotion to Israel isn’t just stupid, it’s historically evil and dangerous. As a result of seemingly endless early 20th century European associations, empires, agreements and alliances, the shooting of a kangaroo-hunting archduke resulted in the deaths of 9 million people. When you tie your country’s future to the whims of people on the other side of the globe, you’re asking for trouble. Mitt Romney would be a disastrous president. That’s obvious.

Again, my inclination is to follow the guidance of our ally Israel, as to where our facilities and embassies would exist.

No man so devoid of spine, or loyalty, deserves your vote.

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Minister Mike Bickle blames Jewish “perversion and sin” for purges and Adolf Hitler

Always the same with these evangelical preachers. They know everything there is to know about the Jews. They’re experts on what’s happened to the chosen people. They’re authorities on the state of Israel. And they know exactly what will happen to every Jew in the future: Christianity for some, violent death for the rest. It’s always the same.

This is obnoxious to hear, obviously. But it becomes downright offensive when ‘prophets’ reveal the true nature of the Jewish people.

Minister Mike Bickle is that type of guy. Bruce Wilson of talk2action.org put together a compilation of the International House of Prayer leader’s delivering definitive pronouncements on the Jews. Taken as a whole, they make it clear Bickle believes Jews deserve every rotten break they’ve gotten:

The Lord says, “I’m going to give all 20 million of them the chance. To respond to the fisherman. And I give them grace. And I give them grace.”

And he says, “And if they don’t respond to grace, I’m going to raise up the hunters.” And the most famous hunter in recent history is a man named Adolf Hitler.

Bickle’s message: Jews don’t want His grace. As a result, God once slaughtered them by the millions through the action of His hunter, Adolf Hitler.

If you say “God scattered Israel,” the Jews will really be offended. They go, “Oh. God scattered us?” Uh-huh. “Well, I thought the evil guys did.”

Well, you’re under the discipline of God, because of your perversion and sin.

Bickle’s message: Jews don’t act right. As a result, they suffer punishment from the Lord.

I wouldn’t call this preaching intelligent, godly, positive, or reflective of the message of Christ. I think it’s the product of a tiny mind bent on the grandest self-service. To our Jewish friends: pay it no mind.

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Democracy and Freedom, courtesy only White Christian America (part one)

The Egyptian Revolution. Hallelujah. Wow. What a thing of beauty, an awesome spectacle.

And what a great reminder of our own shocking, but humble, beginnings. I am struck again by the genius of our Founding Fathers.

Perhaps never before was, never again will be, a statement as brilliant as the Declaration of Independence issued by the rebels while they were rebelling. These were no bargain basements insurgents, these were the best a whole new nation had to offer.

These may have been some of the best a whole new world had to offer. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson remain iconic inspirations to peoples across the globe. There’s a good reason for that: their ideas have stood the test of time.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

They might have been (if you ask me) as famous for these words just as easily, from the paragraph before:

“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them . .”.

They evoke similar themes. Man is free, thus no one may justifiably trap him in a ‘lesser station.’ His Freedom is a natural thing, like Earth’s gravity. This is always true, it always will be.

Good stuff! Quintessentially American. Taught to all of us from the first years at school, practically wallpapered on our brains. So tell me: why are Conservatives so uncomfortable with it?

The people of Egypt are people, right? Each is endowed with natural rights, no question? So what foreign philosophy have the wingnuts newly embraced here? Why have they forsaken the lucid legacy of the Founding Fathers? Glenn Beck:

This is the coming insurrection. It is. And it is imperative that you get up to speed. Do your own homework. This is not about Egypt. This is about your hometown and your lifestyle. It is important to see what is really going on and what this leads to.

You can just imagine Britons saying the same of us in 1776. John McCain:

This virus is spreading throughout the Middle East. The president of Yemen, as you know, just made the announcement that he wasn’t running again.

This, I would argue, is probably the most dangerous period of history in — of our entire involvement in the Middle East, at least in modern times.

Freedom, the dangerous virus. The poor martinet, on the other hand, dictator of 30 years, he’s a good person, he’s practically American himself. Just ask Dick Cheney:

So he’s been a good man. He’s been a good friend and ally to the United States, and we need to remember that.

Hosni Mubarak: gone after running away with billions of Egyptians dollars, oppressing his people for decades and torturing anybody he didn’t like. So he’s a good man, in Cheney’s eye. Pastor John Hagee:

. . an American ally and closet friend to Israel . . Israel will soon be surrounded by enemies screaming for their blood. Will America support them? Our president certainly has not been supportive of Israel to this point in his administration; why would he change now?

Freedom and human rights mean death to Israel. I wonder if the opposite is really what Israel wants for the world. Sarah Palin ain’t so comfortable with any of this, either:

. . surely they know more than the rest of us know who it is who will be taking the place of Mubarak and I’m not real enthused about what it is that that’s being done on a national level and from DC in regards to understanding all the situation there in Egypt. And in these areas that are so volatile right now because obviously it’s not just Egypt but the other countries too where we are seeing uprisings, we know that now more than ever, we need strength and sound mind there in the White House. We need to know what it is that America stands for so we know who it is that America will stand with. And we do not have all that information yet.

Underpinnings of freedom, anybody? Any of our guiding principles? Constitution, Declaration of Independence, yadda-yadda? Every one of these Patriots has been rendered a nervous babe lost in the woods. Sarah herself, with her mouth in gear and brain in neutral, admits she’d know better what to do if she only she could figure out “what it is that America stands for.” All, clueless or deranged with respect to understanding how to react to the events unfolding in the Middle East.

They weren’t always this way. George W. Bush, 2003, on the approach of democracy:

. . the power of freedom to transform that vital region, by bringing hope and progress into the lives of millions . .

Now that’s what I expect. Very odd — don’t you think? How can they be on both sides of the same issue?

From his studio in Philadelphia, syndicated radio talk-show host Glenn Beck urges Americans to support President Bush and what he characterizes as Mr. Bush’s plan for seeding freedom in the Middle East with the invasion of U.S. troops.

OHHHHH. Now I get it. If WE bring them democracy, it’s terrific. If they get it for themselves, it stinks (and Israel will die). Version 1: 100,000 dead, continuing violence and strife, no government yet installed. Version 2: 300 dead, elation in the streets, oppressive regimes across the Middle East shaking in their boots.

But Conservatives across America aren’t overjoyed, to say the least.

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Jimmy Carter faces $5 million lawsuit for his 2006 criticisms of Israel

So the pro-Israel folks still can’t let it go? Jimmy Carter’s likening the former treatment of Blacks under Apartheid to Israel’s treatment of Palestinians in their territories?

And there, apartheid exists in its more despicable forms, that Palestinians are deprived of basic human rights. Their land has been occupied and then confiscated and then colonized by the Israeli settlers. And they have now more than 205 settlements in the West Bank itself. And what has happened is, over a period of years, the Israelis have connected settlements with highways, and those highways make the West Bank look like a honeycomb and maybe a spider web. You can envision it. And in many cases, most cases, the Palestinians are prevented from using the highways at all, and in many cases, even from crossing the highways.

Gee, what a pile of . . facts. Anyway, good luck beating a guy who won a Nobel Prize for his work in the Middle East:

President Carter named in $5 million lawsuit over his “Palestine” book
By Stephen Lowman | WaPo | 2/2/2011

More than four years after its publication, five disgruntled readers have filed a class-action lawsuit against President Jimmy Carter and his publisher, Simon & Schuster, alleging that his 2006 book “Palestine Peace Not Apartheid” contained “numerous false and knowingly misleading statements intended to promote the author’s agenda of anti-Israel propaganda and to deceive the reading public instead of presenting accurate information as advertised” . .

The suit accuses Carter and his publisher of violating New York consumer protection laws because they engaged in “deceptive acts in the course of conducting business” and alleges that they sought enrichment by promoting the book “as a work of non-fiction.”

In a press release, one of the attorneys, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner stated: “The lawsuit will expose all the falsehoods and misrepresentations in Carter’s book and prove that his hatred of Israel has led him to commit this fraud on the public. He is entitled to his opinions but deceptions and lies have no place in works of history.”

They don’t? Nitsana apparently doesn’t read much history. What a bunch of red-asses.

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