Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This "Working Definiton" of "Antisemitism" Doesn't Really Work For Me

This is the definition that the 31 nations which belong to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) have settled on:
Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.
You know that quip about how a camel is a horse designed by a committee?

That antisemitism definition, which is bizarrely phrased ("a certain perception of Jews"?), oddly reasoned (antisemitism can be "directed toward non-Jewish individuals"?), and which excludes any mention of Israel-hate, the Jew-hate of our era, is one honking big dromedary.

Jew-Hate and Holocaust Denial Are a Key Part of Iran's Founding Ideology

That being so, why would anyone want to "normalize" relations with these monsters?

Update: Obama is the Ayatollah's dhimmi bitch.

"Poetic" Injustice: The Trudeau Government's "We Vetted Syrian Refugees Via 'Biometrics'" Scam

We've been assured again and again that all the Syrian refugees who've arrived in Canada--and to date there are more than 25,000 of 'em--have undergone a thorough vetting by Canadian officials.

What kind of thorough vetting?

According to Trudeau's immigration factotum, John McCallum, government-sponsored refugees have been scrutinized via "biometrics"--retinal scans and the like--to ensure that their info isn't on an American data base of potential terrorists.

However, as Jonathan Halevi points out, most of these evacuees have never been on an airplane before, which means that their biometrics have likely never been recorded.

So, biometrics aside, how do we know that these folks don't harbour any jihadi/supremacist sentiments?

Apparently, we don't. Apparently, we're letting them in based almost entirely on a leap of faith--ours, not theirs.

Frighteningly, the Liberals' modus operandi here seems in keeping with the final lines of W.H. Auden's tribute to the over-"examined" and yet entirely "Unknown Citizen":
Was he free? Was he happy? The question is absurd:
Had anything been wrong, we should certainly have heard.

Daniel Johnson in Standpoint Magazine: "The Spectre of Mayor Khan's Islamist London"

While some are inclined to paint a rosy picture of what it means for London to have its first Muslim mayor, Daniel Johnson, for one, is far less sanguine. In fact, you could say he's a real Debbie (Delbert?) Downer on the subject:
Under Mayor Khan, London will undoubtedly deserve more than ever the ironical nickname it earned a decade ago among European intelligence services: “Londonistan”. It is hard to imagine Khan taking the tough measures to root out Isis cells hidden inside Muslim ghettos that have been forced on French and Belgian police forces since the attacks on Paris and Brussels. Even in the aftermath of a similar attack on London, it is inconceivable that Khan would risk the accusation that he had turned his back on his Muslim heritage. His opinions change according to need; his allegiance doesn’t.

In policing, Khan is far more likely to attach weight to the “sensitivities” of Muslim community leaders than to put pressure on those communities to eradicate radicalisation. According to ICM, only a third of Muslims say they would inform police if they thought someone was involved with terrorist groups in Syria. The Metropolitan Police have searched London mosques on very few occasions. They would be more proactive if they felt that the mayor would back them in upholding the law. Fear of causing offence explains the failure to protect minorities who are unpopular with the Sunni majority. After an Ahmadi newsagent was killed in Glasgow in March, it emerged that a Pakistani group urging Muslims to murder members of the Ahmadiyya sect has close links with a Deobandi mosque at Stockwell in South London where their leaflets were found, though a mosque trustee denied any knowledge of such links. The same concerns apply to London’s 40-odd universities. It is rare for police to intervene to preserve free speech on campus, or for a university to clamp down on intimidation by an Islamic society. Yet terrorists and IS recruits include a high proportion of students and graduates, including doctors and engineers. I cannot imagine Mayor Khan standing up to such powerful lobbies as London’s universities and mosques, even after a major attack.

And yet, regardless of the illiberal views he has held or condoned and the vicious company he has kept, London seems bent on electing Khan as its first Muslim Mayor. The symbolism of his election will be understood differently around the world; but for me, as a Londoner who is proud to live here, there is a sense of impending doom. London has a claim to be the greatest city on earth, because we have given the world the cosmopolitan Western values by which London has always lived. But as the ICM survey shows, a substantial proportion of the Muslim community rejects those values. 

Increasingly, British Islam will now redefine London, rather than London redefining British Islam. I shall be astonished if Mayor Khan is strong enough to resist Salafist pressure to transform London into a city as segregated as Paris, Brussels — or Birmingham. One reason why Paris and Brussels have already succumbed to such terrible attacks is that the sheer weight of numbers makes it impossible for the authorities to know what is going on inside Muslim communities. After decades of denial, French demographers now agree that about 25 per cent of school-age children are Muslim. So France faces a cultural and political revolution within a generation. Paris, including its suburbs, is a microcosm of this new France. London, which is home to more than a million Muslims, is heading in the same direction.

A Phrase I Loathe That Should Be Retired Post Haste

"Change agent"--mega-yuck!

"Fun" Family Du Jour: The Romanovs

"Each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," observed Tolstoy, in what is perhaps the most astute, and certainly the most succinct, description of familial dysfunction ever written. But I bet no family was as unhappy--and as dysfunctional--as the Romanovs, absolute rulers of a massive swath of the globe. Here's Simon Sebag Montefiore in his latest book The Romanovs (my non-fiction read du jour; I'm a sucker for Russian history in general and this dynasty in particular) itemizing some of the family drama:
The Romanovs inhabit a world of family rivalry, imperial ambition, lurid glamour, sexual excess and depraved sadism; this is a world where obscure strangers suddenly claim to be dead monarchs reborn, brides are poisoned, fathers torture their sons to death, sons kill fathers, wives murder husbands, a holy man, poisoned and shot, arises, apparently from the dead, dwarfs are tossed, beheaded heads are kissed, tongues are torn out, flesh knouted off bodies, rectums impaled, children slaughtered; here are fashion-mad nymphomaniacal empresses, lesbian menages a trois, and an emperor who wrote the most erotic correspondence ever written by a head of state...
And you thought your family had problems.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Obama's "Clueless" Non-Apology Apology in Hiroshima

Obama may not have extended an official "I'm sorry" during his visit to Hiroshima. But, as Claudia Rosett writes, considering how he stripped the dropping of the A-bomb of all historical context, his words ended up being tantamount to an apology:
As Obama frames the tale, Japan's Dec. 7, 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor disappears from the picture. So does the Rape of Nanking, the alliance with Nazi Germany, the Bataan Death March; so do the battles of Saipan, Leyte, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the hideous toll that would surely have come of a land invasion, had the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki not led within days to Japan's surrender. We are left to infer -- Obama invites all mankind to believe -- that none of these specifics are really relevant to Hiroshima.
In this alternate universe, we can forget Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman, who led America to victory in a Second World War that America did not seek. Never mind that America dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and, three days later, on Nagasaki, not to start a war with Japan, but to end it.

On Obama's clock -- as he made clear at Hiroshima -- it is not Pearl Harbor, but August 6, 1945, the day the first bomb was dropped (by America), that is the real date which will live in infamy. Unless, of course (there is always a twist to Obama's rhetoric) the human race takes his advice to be inspired to moral perfection by the horror of Hiroshima.
In the words of that great American sage, Cher Horowitz: As if!

"Interfaith" Muslim Azeezah Kanji Blows Smoke on Behalf of the "Religion of Peace"

A Jew, a Christian and a Muslim walked into a Toronto church and proceeded to engage in a bit of comforting moral relativism (the basis of most "interfaith" activities these days). The Muslim, Azeezah Kanji (I wrote about her here), then took that football and ran with it:
[Rabbi Baruch] Frydman-Kohl, [Rev. Dr. Peter] Holmes and Kanji each acknowledged that violence has been part of their tradition and that, at different times in history, violence has been carried out in the name of their religion. 
Each stressed, however, that their faith heavily values peace and emphasizes the need to understand and befriend the other, which must be striven for above all. 
Kanji further raised some points related to contemporary politics – namely, attitudes towards Muslims in the post-9/11 age in the West and the hypocrisies of the so-called “war on terror.” 
She argued that in our current context, Islam is, “thought to have a special relationship with violence, one that other religious traditions aren’t necessarily burdened with.” 
While Islam is in no way monolithic, she said, there exists the common misconception that “Islam emanates from a hostile, Arab Middle East.” 
Most European and North American media today propagate the notion that the [the West’s] enemy is “the militant, unyielding, violent face of Arab Islam,” she added.
While there have been, and are, episodes where Muslims commit violence, Kanji said, this remains the aberration, not the norm; violence is no more intrinsic to Islam than to other religions. 
The Prophet Muhammad did engage in warfare during his tenure as prophet and leader of a Muslim community, she said, but, in his adherence to Islam, war was not valorized, it was only permitted under very limited circumstances and methods of warfare were bound by ethical constraints, such as the ban on killing non-combatants. 
She pointed out that a group of over 100 eminent scholars of Islam recently wrote an open letter to an ISIS leader outlining the myriad of ways that the group’s practices violate Islam’s fundamental ethical and legal traditions, including offences like targeting civilians, killing the elderly, torture and desecrating dead bodies. 
“But it’s not only daesh [ISIS] who violates these laws of war; all modern warfare executes indiscriminate violence,” Kanji argued...
Nice work, Ms. K. I'm sure all the little infidel interfaithers bought your spin hook, line and stinker (pun intended).

The facts, however, speak for themselves. Which is to say that Islam began in the Arabian subcontinent (and while Islam may not be "monolithic," the Koran is written and chanted in Arabic throughout the Muslim world); Islam is a supremacist, triumphalist religion and violent jihad is a core religious precept aimed at spreading the faith far and wide; Islam's founder was, first and foremost, a warrior; Islam's sacred texts counsel believers to not befriend Jews and Christians; and if Western civilization hopes to survive, it must deal with--and do its best to counter--the jihad of our time, the continuation of the holy war that's been going on, in fits and starts, ever since Islam's get-go.

Ms. Kanji, FYI and BTW, is a certified "moderate" Muslim ("moderate" enough to take part in these "interfaith" Kabuki soirees, that is).

French Jews In Direst Straits Since WW2

The Israel-hate of the country's seething Muslim masses has translated into something horrible for France's Jews (not that the new Official Juif would dare mention the Muslim aspect of the grim situation).

David Cameron Sucks Up to London's New Mayor For the Sake of the "Remain" Campaign

Politics, they say, is the art of the possible.

Or the expedient.

Or sleeping with strange bedfellows.

Or whatever this is:
Mr Cameron congratulated Mr Khan on his victory in the Mayoral contest, saying: "I'm proud to be here with the mayor of London - with the Labour mayor of London - on this vital, vital issue." 
He hailed the fact that "someone who is a proud Muslim, a proud Brit and a proud Londoner can become mayor of the greatest city on Earth. That says something about our country". 
The prime minister said he expected many disagreements with the London Mayor but they were both part of "an incredibly broad campaign" in favour of EU membership.
Mr Cameron described himself as a "Eurosceptic" but said the ability to criticise the EU is "a cause of strength in our campaign... we're levelling with people, something the other side refuses to do". 
The two men unveiled a "five point guarantee card" listing what they say voters will get if they vote to Remain on 23 June.  
The card promises "full access" to the EU single market, protection of workers' rights, "a safer Britain" with co-operation with other EU states, the UK keeping its "special status" within the EU, outside the euro and the Schengen passport-free area and with an opt-out from the EU's aim of "ever-closer union" and "stability". 
During London's Mayoral election race, Mr Cameron repeatedly attacked Mr Khan for having a history of sharing platforms with extremists, which Mr Khan rejected. 
At Prime Minister's Question Time in the Commons some Labour MPs denounced Mr Cameron as a racist when he attacked Mr Khan's judgment.
Now, of course, all is forgiven in the service of a larger cause (much in the same way that Marco Rubio has "forgiven" his former opponent, the nasty, brutish and short-tempered Donald Trump).

David Cameron: desperate, feckless and terrified. Donald Trump: nasty, brutish and short-tempered.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

German Bishop Calls For Islam to be Taught in All State Schools

The remorseless Islamization of Merkel's Germany continues apace.

Sharia Tough Love: Spare the Rod and Spoil the Wife

An Islamic council in Pakistan has weighed in on the proper way for a husband to deal with a recalcitrant wife. It's okay to beat her "lightly," the body has ruled, if and when the woman "defies his commands and refuses to dress up as per his desires."

How, er, "enlightened," no?

An Ideal CBC Host--She's Lesbian, Native and Fat

Wow--that's what I call a victim group trifecta!

Update: From The Candy Show website:

"And now for something completely different..."

You've Got To Be Carefully Taught to Hate Israel

One of the most depressing aspects of trying to combat the Big Lie about Israel (i.e. that it's a murderous colonialist apartheid sate) is the realization of how much headway it's made with the young'uns. Case in point: my niece, who is studying at a large university in another province, has two roommates, both as smart, pretty and vivacious as she is. Neither one is Jewish. One has a parent who works at the CBC. Both of them are convinced--convinced!--that Israel is in the midst of perpetrating a genocide against Palestinians, and there is nothing my niece, who has been to Israel many times, and who knows the truth about the place, can say to shake them from that belief.

These two young women, clever as they are, have been indoctrinated by their schools and, yes, by the CBC, to believe a malicious falsehood, one that is being purposefully spread by Israel's enemies. These enemies, motley combination of Islamists and the leftist useful idiots in their camp, cannot abide the spectacle of a modern Jewish state existing, and even thriving, on land claimed in perpetuity for Allah. And here's the most depressing part--there are millions more who think exactly like my niece's roommates.

Young women like this, for example:
A school girl who won a regional final of the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge with an anti-Israel speech is no longer being sent through to the grand final of the public speaking competition. 
Leanne Mohamad of Wanstead High School won the Redbridge regional final earlier this month with a speech entitled ‘Birds not Bombs’...
During the speech Ms Mohamad stated that “from 1948 until this very day more than 30,000 defenceless Palestinian children have been killed”. She used the phrase “Palestine: one voice, one country and one dream” and closed the speech with the call to “free Palestine” whilst waving a Palestinian flag. 
Following complaints by blogger Edgar Davidson to the Speakers Trust, the charity that trains the students to take part in the Speak Out Challenge, the Jack Petchey Foundation and Wanstead High School, the judging panel have now decided “unanimously” against sending Leanne Mohamad through to the final rounds of the competition. 
Julie Holness, CEO of the Speakers Trust, said that Ms Mohamad had breached “two fundamental rules that are made explicit during the training”. 
She said: “There are two fundamental rules that are made explicit during the training: the speech must have a positive and uplifting message - in fact this is one of the core terms of the agreement with the Jack Petchey Foundation [and] a speaker should never inflame or offend the audience or insult others and this, by definition, means that propaganda is ruled out absolutely from the outset...
Sadly, one person's "propaganda" is another one's absolute conviction borne of years of insidious indoctrination in the Big Lie.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Fidel Castro and the Jews: Two Views

The first view sees a scribbler over at the Brit-Jewish site, the Jewish Chronicle, raving about "vintage" Havana. ("Vintage" is a great way to spin it if you want people to think the shabby-chic of crumbling buildings and Eisenhower presidency-era automobiles is there to make a style statement instead of being a clear indication of the failure of the Communist M.O.) Re the ex-jefe, the scribbler writes:
Fidel Castro extended a friendly hand to the 1,500-strong Jewish community in Cuba. He even attended a Chanucah {sic) celebration once.
Emphasis on the "once".

Here's the second view, which details Fidel's  longstanding efforts to negate the Jewish state:
The recent launch of two colognes, “Ernesto” and “Hugo” (named after Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Hugo Chavez), may bring much needed foreign currency to Havana, while helping to remind the world of the Castro regime’s role in the making of the “Terrorist Internationale.” But no amount of cologne would be able to mask the stench of Cuba’s involvement in anti-American, anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian, anti-Semitic propaganda, and support of global terrorism. 
During and after the Gaza War, Cuba lost no time in reiterating its long-standing support for armed aggression by the Palestinians against Israel.  Most outrageous was the speech given at the UN by the Cuban representative on September 5, which should be watched by our readers. 
This was preceded by Fidel Castro’s lead in signing an August 10 manifesto from international left-wing “dignitaries” supporting Palestine, which demanded that Israel withdraw from “Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem.” 
Castro also slammed what he called “Gaza genocide” in the operation, terming Israel “a nuclear power that is at once sophisticated and irresponsible.” 
Israel is frequently reviled by the Latin American left with Cuba in the lead. During the Gaza War with Hamas, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and El Salvador recalled their ambassadors to Israel for consultations, and Bolivia placed Israel on a list of “terrorist states”. On September 2014, Cuba sent six tons of drugs and medical supplies to Hamas in Gaza, and said it was willing to receive Palestinians injured during the fighting. 
Pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli demonstrations have been commonplace in Cuba. For example, in January 2014 a “political and cultural event” organized by the embassy of Palestine and the Arab Union of Cuba commemorating the launch of Palestinian armed struggle against Israel in 1965, founded by Yasser Arafat through the establishment of Fatah.  In short, Cuba has long been a supporter of armed struggle against Israel, treating the Palestinian cause as anti-colonial like communist Castro’s own. 
Cuba’s support of Palestinian terrorism and efforts to delegitimize the Jewish state through virulent anti-Semitic propaganda goes back to the 1960s. Palestinian terrorists were identified in Havana as early as 1966, when Castro introduced the PLO at the Tri-Continental Conference in that year, and voted for the resolution passed by the conference to break off all treaties with Israel, for the total economic and cultural ostracism of Israel, and expulsion of Israel from all international organizations...
Given all that, I'm afraid that I'm immune to Havana's "vintage" charms.

CAIR "Hilarity"/Agit-Prop: "Islamophobin" Gum Can Cure You Bigoted Infidels of Your Silly, Groundless Fears Re Islam

I'm thinking the gum is the equivalent of Ambien, a potent treatment for insomnia (because you're unlikely to criticize the perturbing aspects of the "religion of peace"--the supremacism, the Jew-hate, the sacred verses commanding the faithful to wage jihad until Islam prevails everywhere, the draconian and totalitarian elements of sharia law--when you're sound asleep).

The Lunacy of TSA "Security" Screening: Actress Rose Byrne's Bottled Breast Milk Fails to Make the Security Cut

Because you never know--that well-known Hollywood actress just might be a jihadi terrorist who is trying to sneak past security while armed with a La Leche League breast milk bomb, right?

Wrong. But for the PC TSA, it is obviously better to go through the motions of scrutinizing the stuff of the entirely non-threatening--thereby creating interminable pre-boarding boondoggles for them--than it is to be have to bear the stigma of "profiling" and "Islamophobia."

Hiroshima, Mon Amour

So the bone-headed POTUS who helped usher in the era of Iran's nuclear glory is calling upon the world to put the kibosh on nuclear weaponry forever?

And from Hiroshima, yet?

As always with Obama, he's big on the talk (which, as always, is incredibly cheap) but sucks--big time--when it comes to his actions (which, as always, speak exponentially louder than his honeyed but empty words).

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Is Vivian Bercovici, Canada's Ambassador to Israel, About to Get Fired (For Being Too Pro-Israel)?

Reports in the press suggest that it's a distinct possibility:
Canada’s pro-Israel ambassador to the Jewish state is reportedly having her tenure cut short by new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is shuffling appointments of his predecessor, PM Stephen Harper. 
In a veiled confirmation, Vivian Bercovici told The Algemeiner on Thursday that she “serves at the pleasure” of her country’s prime minister, and will “continue to fulfill [her] official duties,” as long as they are requested. 
Bercovici was responding to reports in the Canadian press that Trudeau is on the verge of replacing her with Deborah Lyons, currently Canada’s ambassador to Afghanistan...
And, of course, the Official Jews, who are doing their level best to ignore the signs that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is going to be problematic for Israel, issued the usual mealy-mouthed statement:
Jewish Canadians were unsurprised by the move as well. “It’s pretty much the convention that political appointments don’t often survive a change in government,” Shimon Fogel, the CEO of the Canadian Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, told the Canadian Jewish News. “Typically, ambassadors in those circumstances would tender their resignation… It’s standard operating procedure. So nobody should be surprised.”
There's a reason Fogel gets paid the big bucks for this sort of suckuppery: he's very, very good at it.

Rejecting Britain's Anti-Semitic Left

Yes, let's.

The Toronto District School Board Celebrates Jewish Heritage Month With "Tikkun Olam" Social Justice Fair

Thereby conveying the false and pernicious message that leftism and Judaism are synonymous:
In past years, the TDSB has acknowledged the month with different initiatives, such as last year’s essay contest, which asked students to write about a Jewish figure who contributed to Canadian culture. 
“This year, the committee came up with the idea of celebrating tikkun olam. It’s a long beloved Jewish concept from the Mishnah, but it’s also very universal, because to fix the world means social justice. We’re proud because a lot of our schools have a real focus on social justice,” said Shari Schwartz-Maltz, media relations and issues manager at the TDSB and one of the board’s Jewish Heritage Month committee members. 
The fair will be the biggest Jewish Heritage Month event the TDSB has undertaken thus far, Schwartz-Maltz said, and their hope is to make an impact.
"A long beloved Jewish concept"--that has been completely misinterpreted and hijacked by Jews who think that "tikkun olam" is all there is to Judaism (and who think the world at large will be more inclined to like us because "tikkun olam"/social justice is our raison d'etre).

Here's the truth about "tikkun olam," that beloved Jewish concept from the Mishnah, that in all likelihood the TDSB won't be teaching:
We cannot, and are not instructed to, save the world, or even to repair it. Judaism teaches no such thing. Rather, we are instructed to conduct ourselves properly, to observe the Mitzvos, the Commandments (which are not good deeds, but rather commandments, required imperatives), and in that way to contribute to society and civilization both by example and through practice and action. 

J Street Got Big Bucks From Obama to Help Push His Repulsive Iran Agenda

What whores! At least the Neturei Karta, another bunch of useful idiots who serve the enemy's cause, don't pretend to support Israel (unlike the leftards of J Street, a faux-Zionist operation masquerading as a pro-Zionist one).

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

'Tis the Season for Commencement Speech Bollocks

The great Thomas Sowell, for one, ain't impressed by the toxic messaging:
Two themes seem to dominate Commencement speeches. One is shameless self-advertising by people in government, or in related organizations supported by the taxpayers or donors, saying how nobler it is to be in "public service" than working in business or other "selfish" activities. 
In other words, the message is that it is morally superior to be in organizations consuming output produced by others than to be in organizations which produce that output. Moreover, being morally one-up is where it's at. 
The second theme of many Commencement speakers, besides flattering themselves that they are in morally superior careers, is to flatter the graduates that they are now equipped to go out into the world as "leaders" who can prescribe how other people should live. 
In other words, young people, who in most cases have never had either the sobering responsibility and experience of being self-supporting adults, are to tell other people — who have had that responsibility and that experience for years — how they should live their lives. 
In so far as the graduates go into "public service" in government, whether as bureaucrats or as aides to politicians or judges, they are to help order other people around...
Ordering people around--that's nirvana for doctrinaire "social justice" types, whatever their age.

Democracy Trashed at Local Hizb-Ut-Tahrir Conference

Tarek Fatah gets the goods from a woman who was there. As she describes it,
“I walked into the banquet hall with approximately 100 attendees who were gender segregated. I sat next to a woman who said she had been in Canada for 40 years. When I asked her if she felt any disconnect between enjoying 40 years of democracy, yet supporting the Hizb-ut-Tahrir who wanted to end it, she explained that democracy has done nothing good to people, so she and other believers follow Allah's rule. 
"The first speaker reminded Muslims that they are obligated to implement Allah's orders that fulfil the Islamic State. It is "not permissible for us to choose’ he said, citing the Quran. 
“However, he said it was necessary to win the public's hearts and minds; and to partner with people of power, citing examples from the life of The Prophet. 
“At the end, a three-minute video was presented to demonstrate the collective oil and natural gas production capabilities of the Muslim world, the human capital needed to mine and process these resources ... the military power required to protect them and the types of weapons needed to make such a military effective.”
I wouldn't fret it, folks. It's but a particularly vibrant swatch of Justin's Amazing Multiculti Dreamcoat.

Update: Trudeau sings (you knew I couldn't resist):

I played my cards
So very shrewdly.
To put it crudely,
I flimflammed you.
My "sunny ways"
Are a bamboozle.
Those who enthuse'll
Make my dreams come true.

I bore the name.
The Trudeau branding
Made me commanding,
Harper was through.
My savoir faire--
Sheer smoke and mirrors.
And Tory fears, dears,
Well, they all came true.

A clap of hands,
Some SJ crap.
They just adore
My leftist rap.
I rhyme and beatbox
Like a Bieber.
I'm their biggest crush!

May I return
To the beginning
Back when my spinning
Could still shine through?
That I'm inept
Has been revealed now.
Your fate is sealed now
'Cuz my dreams came true...

"Dog Bites Man" Story Du Jour

The story: Jeremy Corbyn, big time Israel-hater, once sponsored an anti-Israel conference.

At the 1984 gathering, attendees were
informed that the Labour Movement Campaign for Palestine “will fight within the Labour Movement — and the Labour Party in particular — to eradicate Zionism”. 
Among the organisation’s pledges to conference participants were “opposition to the Zionist state as racist, exclusivist, expansionist and a direct agency of imperialism,” as well as “opposition to the manifestation of Zionism in the Labour Movement and the Labour Party in particular.”
A left-wing ideologue who despises Israel and embraces the Palestinian cause?

Quel snoozeroo!

A left-wing ideologue who diverges from his confreres by championing Israel and rejecting the Palestinian narrative--now, that would have been big news.

Thanks For the, Er, Heads Up

Game of Thrones has never been afraid of penises

Delusion On Stilts: New Taliban Chief More Likely to Make "Peace"

Anyone really believe this?:
(CNN)The Afghan Taliban's new leader is an educated and well-respected member of the organization who could prove easier to negotiate a peace settlement with, a founding member of the group tells CNN. 
"Educated" and "well-respected," eh?

Big whoop.

"Educated" and "well-respected" are pretty much part of the job description for any jihadi bigwig.

Osama bin Laden was "educated" and "well-respected."

So's the Ayatollah Khamenei.

Then there's the pesky matter of defining "peace." The concept as an "educated" and "well-respected" jihadi leader understands it--as total capitulation/submission to the most draconian interpretation of Islamic law--is not the sort of "peace" that any non-Muslim supremacism would want to live with.

It's astonishing--and not in a good way--that most of the infidel media, including CNN, have yet to figure that out.

Update: Meet the new Taliban leader--same as the old Taliban leader.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Yale Snowflakes Balk at Having to Take "Major English Poets" Course Because All the Poets Are "Cisgendered" White Males

These social justice-minded nincompoops students are really, really bummed that not a single member of any of today's trendy victim groups (trans, Black, Muslim, etc.) made it into the canon that includes Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth and other greats. And Slate scribbler Katy Waldman, for one, understands why the buttercups would find that so disturbing. At the same time, however, she advises 'em to suck it up, even if it conflicts with their overwrought finely-tuned sense of "fairness":
Here is what I am not saying. I am not saying that Yale shouldn’t offer a rich panoply of courses on women writers, queer writers, writers with disabilities, and writers of color. And they do! In addition to featuring names like Elizabeth Bishop and Ralph Ellison in its survey classes, the course catalog presents such titles as “Women Writers from the Restoration to Romanticism,” “Race and Gender in American Literature,” “American Artists and the African American Book,” “The Spectacle of Disability,” “Asian American Literature,” “Chaucer and Discourses of Dissent,” “Postcolonial World Literature: 1945-present,” “Black Literature and U.S. Liberalism”… and I’m not even counting the cross listings with the Comparative Literature, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies departments.  
Moreover, I am not arguing that it is acceptable for an English major to graduate from college having only read white male authors, or even 70 percent white male authors. But you cannot profess to be a student of English literature if you have not lingered in the slipstreams of certain foundational figures, who also happen to be (alas) both white and male: In addition to the Majors listed above, Jonson, Shelley, Keats, Pound, Auden, and Frost. This is frustrating, unfair, and 100 percent nonnegotiable. (But hey, try to have some fun reading Frost? You could do so much worse!)  
The canon of English literature is sexist. It is racist. It is colonialist, ableist, transphobic, and totally gross. You must read it anyway. 
Here's what I'm saying: the canon of English literature is glorious.


And that statement of fact requires no caveats or "trigger warnings" or apologies.

On the other hand, all the stuff that's studied in the context of "race" and "gender" and "postcolonialism": that's a bunch of crap.

Iran's Grandiose Ayatollah to Obama: Nyah, Nyah, Nyah, Nyah, Nyah!

Khamenei says US can't do a damn thing about Iran's missile program

"My First Hizb-Ut-Tahrir Conference"

A report from the trenches written by an observer who, for obvious reasons, prefers to remain anonymous.

This seems like an opportune moment to re-post my H-U-T poem:
When it comes to Hizb-Ut-Tahrir,
One thing is perfectly clear:
Their old time religion
Has made us their pigeon
And who's going to get plucked? We're.

TSA Head of Security Who Received Performance Bonuses Gets the Boot for 'Mismanagement'

File this one under "Nice Work If You Can Get It":
The Transportation Security Administration's head of security has been removed from his post amid an uproar over long lines at airport security checkpoints and intense scrutiny over bonuses payments. 
"Kelly Hoggan has been removed from his position as head of security at TSA, following our hearing on May 12 on mismanagement at TSA," the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform posted on its Twitter account. 
Some lawmakers blasted TSA at the hearing for giving Hoggan $90,000 in bonuses at a time when watchdog tests revealed screeners routinely failed to find weapons at checkpoints. The hearing was one in a series where whistleblowers denounced the agency for rewarding top officials with large bonuses while retaliating against workers who complained about the unfair practices...
Considering the 3-hour long security lineups that now face travelers at some airports, it should really be called the TIA--the Transportation Insanity Administration. And it's the head of the racket--and not this underling--who should be fired.

John, Paul, George and...El Shafee?

Fourth member of Jihadi John ISIS cell known as the 'Beatles' is a 'softly spoken' former fairground mechanic who was radicalised in weeks at mosques in London

And now, a Scaramouche exclusive--the ISIS "Beatles" sing one of their biggest hits:
It's been a hard day's jihad,
And we've been killin' up a storm.
It's been a hard day's jihad,
For us beheadings are the norm.
But when we say "do or die"
It's so we can crucify
And make you feel real scared.

It's been a hard day's jihad,
And we're the fiercest dudes around.
It's been a hard day's jihad,
And to jihad we're duty bound.
And one cannot overstate
How it's for our caliphate
The one that we have declared.

We're in Homs
And we're in Raqqa, too.
Our strongholds
Will hold until Assad's through, oo!

It's been a hard day's jihad,
And we've been killin' up a storm.
It's been a hard day's jihad,
For us beheadings are the norm.
But when we say "do or die"
It's so we can crucify
And make you feel real scared.

Al Quds Day Toronto's Sly and Clever Branding Uses "Icon" Mandela to Disguise Its Genocidal Aims

Well, after all, employing the saintly Nelson serves two purposes. First, it helps Febreze a stinky Khomeinist agit/prop effort whose ultimate goal is the eradication of the "cancer" of Israel. Second, alluding to South Africa is an aide–mémoire meant to remind all that Israel-is-an-apartheid-state/Zionism-is-racism/the Palestinians-are-Mandela's-heirs, etc.

Apparently, someone over in Iran made the executive decision that calling it, say, Final Solution Day, or even Shia Supremacism Day, would be far less likely to coax the usual useful infidel idiots, the ones who idolize Mandela, to flock to their toxic cause.

And BTW, there appears to be no objection at all this time to these hate mongers holding their Zionhass-a-palooza on the grounds of the Ontario government legislature--and on the Canada Day holiday weekend, yet!

Gee, I wonder how many of Justin Trudeau's newly-settled Syrian "refugees" will show up to swell the ranks of the Jew-hating throng?

Cover Photo

Update: Speaking of useful infidel idiots, please note that the Black Lives Matter hashtag is listed under the Mandela quotation.

Update: "The Zionist occupied great Al Aqsa mosque"? How can it be "Zionist occupied" when the entire Temple Mount area is under the authority of Muslims?

Friday, May 20, 2016

No More Posts Until Post-Vicky Day

Barring the unforeseen, I hope to be up and at 'em again come Tuesday.

In What Alternative Universe Is Bernie Sanders "Pro-Israel"?

In the Through the Looking Glass pages of the Washington Post, that's where.

And that's where you'll find this wackiness:
The only Jewish candidate in the 2016 presidential race, who calls himself "100 percent pro-Israel," and one of Israel's strongest U.S. defenders are nearing a fight over what being a pro-Israel Democrat means. 
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont plans to push for revisions in the Democratic Party position about relations with Israel, with a focus on elevating Palestinian rights as a U.S. priority. People involved in discussions over potential changes to the Democratic Party's platform said Sanders would demand revisions in wording about U.S. relations with Israel and commitment to seeking peace between the U.S. ally and the Palestinians.
The proposed new language on Israel has not been submitted to the Democratic National Committee but is expected to seek what Sanders has elsewhere called a more even-handed U.S. approach to Israeli occupation of land Palestinians claim for a future state...
Wow, that's so "100 percent pro-Israel" that I bet the Ayatollah could get on board with it.

Justin a Chip Off the Old Cold-Blooded Block? Not So Much

When Justin Trudeau lost it in the House of Commons, he ran riot (an incident now known as--what else?--"elbowgate").

Too bad he didn't learn from his father's example. Back in the day, when pere Pierre was provoked, he responded with far more sang froid and savoir faire.

Here, I've captured it all in verse:
Trudeau's Libs are in quite a muddle.
See them now as they spin and huddle.
For when Justin got mad
He forgot how his dad
Dressed 'em down with a deft "fuddle duddle."

Decades in the Making, Multi-Million Dollar "Palestine" Museum Finally Opens in Bethlehem--But There's Nothing In It

You'll forgive me if I see something of a metaphor here--mega-bucks poured into an empty shell of a cause.

Since the walls of the edifice remain bare, here are few suggested exhibits:

1. Those keys, the ones they hope to employ once they "return" to homes hastily vacated in '48; the ones they have turned into objects of veneration.

2. Semtex vests--crude implements of jihadi terrorism, yes, but also a fashion statement and an example of Palestinian "ingenuity"/"industry". (If Israel is a "start up nation," "Palestine" is a blow up one.)

3. The "artwork" of Ahmad Al Abib, whose brightly coloured and poorly rendered agit-prop mural continues to make a statement at the York University student centre.
A mural that hangs at York University called Palestinian Roots by Ahmad Al Abid

4. Farfour Mouse--what Disney's Mickey or Henson's Elmo might have been had they grown up in a place where pathological Jew-hate was in mama's milk (and imams' sermons).

5. The UNRWA room. What would "Palestine" be without the UN agency that's bound and determined to maintain 'em in a permanent state of misery and victimhood?

Thursday, May 19, 2016


The Top Five Most Hilarious Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories

Sure, it's all rollicking hilarity until they start killing us (again).

So Much For "Sunny Ways"

The veneer of sunshine is stripped away as Justin Trudeau reveals himself to be something of a hot-headed, authoritarian brute.

Remember that Tory ad that insisted Justin just wasn't "ready"--wasn't smart enough; wasn't seasoned enough; wasn't mature enough--to hold the top job?

Quel understatement!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Cancer of BDS (Bullsh*t, Duplicity & Spin, AKA "The Big Lie" Du Jour) Metastasizes, Spreads Jew-Hate to Universities Across the USA

Read about it here.

The piece mentions that Jewish Quisling, Ilan Pappé. That's excuse enough for me to trot out my Pappé couplet:
Ilan Pappé
Is full of crappé.

Elliott Abrams Rips the Ayatollah's Water-Carrier, John Kerry, a New One

I'm glad someone other than me is disgusted by how that trollop, John Kerry, has been trolling for business on behalf of Iran. Here's Elliott Abrams on the topic:
Iran has the “right” to an end to nuclear sanctions, but has no “right” to additional business. There are many reasons companies might hold back, ranging from American terrorism-related and human-rights sanctions, to uncertainty about future U.S. policy, to fear that entities in Iran with which they may undertake business are also involved in illegal or terrorist activities. 
Moreover, Iran is not a democracy with a reliable legal system, but a dictatorship run by the ayatollahs and the Revolutionary Guard where legal rights cannot possibly be guaranteed. There is simply no defensible reason for an American official, much less our top diplomat, to concern himself with how much investment and profit Iran can eke out of the nuclear deal. The effort to do so betrays America’s real interests in the Middle East, which are challenged by a richer and better-resourced Iran.
As we know, however, America's real interests and Obama's real interests (i.e. the desire to shaft Israel while burnishing his precious post-POTUS "legacy") don't exactly match up.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: "Israel Has No Stronger Ally Than the State of Texas"

Ironically, the man with backbone (he just told Obama to take a hike re a presidential request that his state lift sanctions on Iran) is a paraplegic. Meanwhile, the spineless wonder in the White House is fully abled, as they say:
“I strongly oppose the Iran deal because it undermines the national security of the United States and its strategic allies abroad – especially our most important Middle East ally, Israel,” Abbott wrote to Obama. “Entering into an agreement with a country that consistently calls for ‘death to America,’ and repeatedly articulates antisemitic policies is short-sighted and ignores geopolitical realities.” 
Asserting that the nuclear deal poses an existential threat to the Jewish state, Abbott stressed Texas’ steadfast support for Israel – where he had just returned from a trip sponsored by casino magnate Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson. He then described why he sees a parallel between Israel and his own life story. 
Wheelchair-bound since the age of 26, when a tree fell on his back and paralyzed him, Abbott – author of Broken but Unbowed — said, “Israel faces enormous challenges on a daily basis, but it remains unbowed. It remains vigilant and strong. And what I learned in my life is that our lives aren’t defined by our challenges; instead, they’re defined by how we respond to the challenges we face. Probably no country in the world epitomizes that more than Israel.” 
Abbott went on to present the similarities that he sees between Texas and Israel, pointing to the Jewish state’s being a “startup nation” and to his own state’s being “probably the most entrepreneurial in the US.” 
He then quipped, “But when I draw parallels between Israel and Texas, don’t take my word for it; take the word of Bibi Netanyahu. The thing he seemed proudest to talk about was the trip that his son took to the state of Texas. His son came back and told his father, ‘Dad, Texans are just like us.’ And it’s stunningly true.” 
To illustrate, Abbott returned to the analogy of his injury, due to which he has steel rods in his spine to keep his back in place. “The impression I got and get from Israel is that it is a nation with a spine of steel,” he said.
Right back atcha, Mr. Governor. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

What Do Obama and Al Qaeda's 'Inspire' Magazine Have in Common?

Answer: both have a soft spot for science "prodigy," Clock Boy (formerly of Texas, currently of Qatar).

Trump's "They're All Taking Advantage of Us" Shtick Is Really Old

This bit, for example, dates from a 1990 interview in Playboy:
How large a role does pure ego play in your deal making and enjoyment of publicity?
Every successful person has a very large ego.
Every successful person? Mother Teresa? Jesus Christ?
Far greater egos than you will ever understand.
And the Pope?
Absolutely. Nothing wrong with ego. People need ego, whole nations need ego. I think our country needs more ego, because it is being ripped off so badly by our so-called allies; i.e., Japan, West Germany, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, etc. They have literally outegotized this country, because they rule the greatest money machine ever assembled and it’s sitting on our backs. Their products are better because they have so much subsidy.  
We Americans are laughed at around the world for losing a hundred and fifty billion dollars year after year, for defending wealthy nations for nothing, nations that would be wiped off the face of the earth in about fifteen minutes if it weren’t for us. Our “allies” are making billions screwing us.
"Outegoized," eh?

I don't think he should bother reviving that one.

Here's a little more:

Sometimes you sound like a Presidential candidate stirring up the voters.
I don’t want the Presidency. I’m going to help a lot of people with my foundation–and for me, the grass isn’t always greener. 
But if the grass ever did look greener, which political party do you think you’d be more comfortable with?
Well, if I ever ran for office, I’d do better as a Democrat than as a Republican–and that’s not because I’d be more liberal, because I’m conservative. But the working guy would elect me. He likes me. When I walk down the street, those cabbies start yelling out their windows.

Update: In his 2004 Playboy interview, Trump reveals that he's a real cheapskate when it comes to an essential part of his grooming:
Ah, the hair. Can you walk us through your daily routine?
I get up, take a shower and wash my hair. Then I read the newspapers and watch the news on television, and slowly the hair dries. It takes about an hour. I don’t use a blow-dryer. Once it’s dry I comb it. Once I have it the way I like it—even though nobody else likes it—I spray it and it’s good for the day.
Who cuts it?
My girlfriend, Melania.
You must really trust her.
I do. And by the way, she’s much more artistic than my hair would indicate. But she believes that if you like something the way it is, you should leave it. She doesn’t fool with the hair. She’s not trying to reinvent the wheel.
You mean Melania cuts his hair?!?

The wheel doesn't need reinventing. That hair on the other hand...