Monday, July 31, 2006

More Insight Into The Muslim Mind

The Muslim Khan left a comment (07.28.06) on this post. (Please click on "comment" at the bottom of the post to read M.K.'s comment. M.K.'s English is actually pretty good, so I don't think the problem can be attributed to translation.) He backs up his argument with a reference to this article. A reading of M.K.'s commentary and his reference will quickly convince one that the original article is a lie - Jama'at-ad-Da'wah is clearly not a front organization supporting Islamic terrorism. I am sure that the Muslim Khan, if given enough time, would have also explained that the genocide and slave trade in the Sudan was a Christian plot to discredit the Muslim world (perhaps as groundwork for a planned attack against Afghanistan and Iraq) and that the murder of Daniel Pearl was a clever Zionist plot to justify the invasion of Lebanon. This last sentence is unfair to M.K., I should have let him make those arguments himself.

Technorati search on "Jamaat-ud Daawa"

Google Search on "Jamaat-ud Daawa"

(You will find the name of this organization spelled a variety of ways.)

Monday, July 24, 2006

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Canary In The Coal Mine: Norway

From Jews Under Attack in Norway
At the same time, the cartoonist Finn Graff published an anti-Israeli cartoon in the popular Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet. The cartoon shows Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as a Nazi commander in the concentration camp of Auschwitz. The scene comes from the movie Schindler's List, in which the commander shoots down a random Jew from his balcony. For the sake of clarity: Finn Graff is the same cartoonist who declared only half a year ago that he would not draw a cartoon about Muhammad out of fear and "respect." Apparently he has no problems with his fear, nor does he need to show any respect when he can insult Jews or Israel, or Christians for that matter.
Read the complete article for the rest and the links.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

MacDonalds Around The World

Lou Minatti documents MacDonalds amazing success around the world. Go figure.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Playing Hardball With Buchanan And Matthews

Hugh Hewitt played clips (as heard on AM1280 The Patriot) from an appearance by Pat Buchanan and Bob Shrum on "Hardball With Chris Matthews". Listening to the discussion reminded me of William F. Buckley's book "In Search Of Anti-Semitism". The lack of any attempt to fairly represent the neocon ("It's the JOOOZ. Quiet now - don't tell anyone.") point of view was emphasized by the faux diversity of the panel. ("Did they happen to mention the JOOOZ?") Perhaps all the neoJewishcons were already booked on shows with audiences. One might think, however, Mr. Matthews could have booked in Christopher Hitchens; who, while clearly not a cheerleader for the state of Israel, would have vehemently objected to the idea that the war in Iraq was a neoJewishcon plot to further the imperialist plans of Israel. On the other hand, I did not hear the whole segment, so I may have completely misunderstood the discussion. Certainly no responsible adult would actually believe the modern equivalent of The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion.

(The "Hardball" transcript was not yet published by the time this was posted.)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

On Ideas And Their Consequences

Friday, July 14, 2006

Catching Up

Finding God in the Genome

We buried my mother-in-law this past weekend. Sylvia was a Harley rider, Rosie-the-Riveter, screenwriter wanna-be, acquaintance of Howard Hughes, musician, terror to Los Feliz School bullies, Lover of Alden G., "Queen of all She Surveyed" at the Big G Rancho, and mother of My Bride. Sylvia now sees clearly what the rest of us see "through a glass, darkly". Sylvia was proud to have worn this uniform.

Sylvia WADC Photo

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Et Tu, U2?

Does Bono distrust Hugo? Find the answer here.