Saturday, September 01, 2012
It’s not just that Progressives don’t get it, it’s that they don’t get that they don’t get it
Rising sea levels aren’t funny
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This Bitter Earth from the Venetian Snares
If I Could Say I Love You
Friday, August 31, 2012
Live At Montreux
1. Program Start
2. Scuttle Buttin'
3. Say What!
4. Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love
5. Pride And Joy
6. Mary Had A Little Lamb
7. Cold Shot(with Johnny Copeland)
8. Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)(with Johnny Copeland)
9. Look At Little Sister(with Johnny Copeland)
10. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
11. Texas Flood
12. SRV Talking From Stage
13. Life Without You
14. Gone Home
15. Couldn't Stand The Weather
ISRAELI PAPER DETAILS ALLEGED TENSE CONFRONTATION BETWEEN NETANYAHU AND U.S. AMBASSADOR OVER OBAMA’S IRAN POLICY: ‘LIGHTNING AND SPARKS FLEW
From the Blaze:
Diplomatic sources who were privy to the incident say that “lightning and sparks flew” in the room, and that the exchange of words became more harsh.
And, then, our petty, self-driven President dramatically scaled back our planned military exercise with Israel:
Seven months ago, Israel and the United States postponed a massive joint military exercise that was originally set to go forward just as concerns were brimming that Israel would launch a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The exercise was rescheduled for late October, and appears likely to go forward on the cusp of the U.S. presidential election. But it won’t be nearly the same exercise. Well-placed sources in both countries have told TIME that Washington has greatly reduced the scale of U.S. participation, slashing by more than two-thirds the number of American troops going to Israel and reducing both the number and potency of missile interception systems at the core of the joint exercise.
“Basically what the Americans are saying is, ‘We don’t trust you,’” a senior Israeli military official tells TIME.
The reductions are striking. Instead of the approximately 5,000 U.S. troops originally trumpeted for Austere Challenge 12, as the annual exercise is called, the Pentagon will send only 1,500 service members, and perhaps as few as 1,200. Patriot anti-missile systems will arrive in Israel as planned, but the crews to operate them will not. Instead of two Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense warships being dispatched to Israeli waters, the new plan is to send one, though even the remaining vessel is listed as a “maybe,” according to officials in both militaries.
U.S. commanders privately revealed the scaling back to their Israeli counterparts more than two months ago. The official explanation was budget restrictions. But the American retreat coincided with growing tensions between the Obama and Netanyahu administrations on Israel’s persistent threats to launch an airstrike on Iran. The Islamic Republic would be expected to retaliate by missile strikes, either through its own intermediate range arsenal or through its proxy, the Hizballah militia, which has more than 40,000 missiles aimed at Israel from neighboring Lebanon.
In the current political context, the U.S. logic is transparent, says Israeli analyst Efraim Inbar. “I think they don’t want to insinuate that they are preparing something together with the Israelis against Iran – that’s the message,” says Inbar, director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University. “Trust? We don’t trust them. They don’t trust us. All these liberal notions! Even a liberal president like Obama knows better.”
Clint Eastwood - Full Speech at the RNC
Wow. I am really surprised.
This is good stuff.
The media is saying Clint Eastwood was incoherent, addled, and confused.
The man spoke without notes, without a teleprompter, off the cuff. And he introduced himself at the beginning of the speech telling you he doesn't believe in razzle-dazzle, saying, "Conservative people, by the very nature of the word, play it close to the vest. They don't go around hot-dogging it."
Got it? He's not going to put on a fucking show for you. How hard is that to understand.
The problems we have are much more serious than that. As Eastwood notes, we have 23 million people out of work. That is serious enough to make Eastwood cry.
Unlike our celebrity President, Clint Eastwood does not believe he, or his celebrity ought to be the center of attention. He thinks the American People ought to be the Center of Attention.
This is a great speech, by an American concerned with the direction of the country, stepping up, and doing what he can to help us move into a better direction.
Obama To Eastwood: ‘This Seat’s Taken’
Obama says The Presidency is his seat. Apparently, we needn't even bother with an election.
Read the full story here.
Thanks to Will at The Other News.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
UK: MUSLIM VIEWERS DECLARE JIHAD ON LIGHTHEARTED MUSLIM SITCOM, CITIZEN KHAN, INVESTIGATION PENDING
The BBC received more from viewers and religious leaders about the first . It is believed that the number has risen to 600.
Even a former Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, Yousuf Bhailok, said it was ‘the best thing the BBC has done recently’. He added: ‘There is great among Muslims. I am glad it has been made.’The comedy is billed as a (Daily Mail) take on the lives of an ordinary Muslim family living in today’s Britain. However, critics claim it stereotypes Muslims and is ‘disrespectful to the Koran’.
One scene that particularly provoked anger was where a heavily-made up girl, Mr Khan’s daughter, rushed to put on a hijab and pretended to be reading the Koran when her father entered.The six-part series, which aired for the first time on BBC1 on Monday at 10.35pm, has been created by British Muslim Adil Ray, who also plays the lead role. Read more: (more here)
Debut of BBC1 sitcom about an Asian family prompted complaints that it stereotypes Muslims and insults Islam Guardian, August 30, 2012Controversial: The firstepisode of BBCCitizen Khan attracted in the region of 200 complaintsOfcom may launch an investigation into the BBC's comedy Citizen Khan.Ofcom is considering launching an investigation into BBC1's Citizen Khan, a comedy about a modern Asian family, after receivingcomplaints that it stereotypes Muslims and insults Islam.The TV regulator has received about 20 complaints about the sitcom, which debuted on BBC1 in Monday night, and is now assessing them.Ofcom will then make a decision as to whether the complaints warrant a formal investigation to see whether the BBC has broken any UK broadcasting rules relating to viewer harm and offence.The BBC had received 187 complaints by Tuesday about the show, which follows the life of a self-appointed "Muslim community leader" and his British-Pakistani family in Birmingham, following its broadcast.The number of complaints has almost certainly increased since then, propelled by media coverage of the show, prompting the BBC to decide not to release any updated figures.The show was groundbreaking for the BBC, the first Asian sitcom commissioned specifically for BBC1, created by and starring British Muslim Adil Ray.
Rice: ‘We Do Not Have a Choice — We Cannot Be Reluctant to Lead’
From Bridget Johnson at PJM:
Paul Ryan: Speech at the Republican National Convention, Best Moments3:58:00 pm permanent link# 2 Comments
Arthur Davis: Speech to the Republican National Convention
"We've got to get on with the show, because we have a country to turn around."
Former Democratic Alabama Rep. Artur Davis, who introduced President Barack Obama in 2008 at the Democratic Convention in Denver, appeared before the Republicans in Tampa on Monday and fired up the crowd with a powerful speech. He said that he regretted his vote and spoke directly to the nation's independents and Democrats who do not support Obama anymore. "May it be said of this time in our history, 2008 to 2012: mistake corrected," said Davis.
The entirety of Arthur Davis' speech is worth reading, so here it is:
Mia Love: Speech at the Republican National Convention
If I could describe Freedom in one word, it would be Agency. The ability to make decisions, and reap the benefits of those decisions, or suffer the consequences.
If I could go to Washington tomorrow and change one thing, it would be to restore the power of the decision making back to the people. It is not government's responsibility to save our country.
It's up to us to save our country.
What makes America great is this idea that we are free, free to work, free to live, free to choose, and free to fail, because our failures make us better."
This Week On The Gathering Storm
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MSNBC? Racist Or Agenda Driven? Both?
In lieu of airing speeches from former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, a black American; Mia Love, a black candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah; and Texas senatorial hopeful Ted Cruz, a Latino American, MSNBC opted to show commentary anchored by Rachel Maddow from Rev. Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes and Steve Schmidt.Racism on the part of MSNBC?
Determination to continue painting the GOP as the political party of nothing but "white guys"?
Emulating Stalin along the lines of airbrushing?
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
'Hitler' clothing store stirs anger in India
The owner of an Indian clothing store said Wednesday that he would only change its name from "Hitler" if he was compensated for re-branding costs, amid a growing row over the new shop.
The outlet, which sells Western men's wear, opened 10 days ago in Ahmedabad city in the western state of Gujarat with "Hitler" written in big letters over the front and with a Nazi swastika as the dot on the "i".
"I will change it (the name) if people want to compensate me for the money we have spent -- the logo, the hoarding, the business cards, the brand," Rajesh Shah told AFP.
He put the total costs at about 150,000 rupees ($2,700).
Shah insisted that until the store opened he did not know who Adolf Hitler was and that Hitler was a nickname given to the grandfather of his store partner because "he was very strict".
"I didn't know how much the name would disturb people," he told AFP by telephone from Ahmedabad. "It was only when the store opened I learnt Hitler had killed six million people."
Members of the tiny Jewish community in Ahmedabad condemned the store's name, while a senior Israeli diplomat said the embassy would raise the matter "in the strongest possible way."
"People use such names mostly out of ignorance," Israel's Mumbai Consul General Orna Sagiv told AFP.
[Related: 11 Urban Outfitters clothing controversies]
Esther David, a prominent Indian writer in Ahmedabad who is Jewish, said she was "disturbed and distressed" by the shop, but added that some Indians used the word "Hitler" casually to describe autocratic people.
David said Jewish residents had sought to change Shah's mind about the store's name and told him about the Holocaust.
The row evoked memories of a controversy six years ago when a Mumbai restaurant owner called his cafe "Hitler's Cross" and put a swastika on the hoarding, claiming Hitler was a "catchy" name.
The restaurant owner eventually agreed to change the name after protests by the Israeli embassy, Germany and the US Anti-Defamation League.
Hitler attracts an unusual degree of respect in some parts of India, with his book "Mein Kampf" a popular title in bookshops and on street stalls.
Gujarat schoolbooks issued by the Hindu nationalist state government were criticised a few years ago for praising Hitler as someone who gave "dignity and prestige" to the German government.
This should be the subject of an immediate firing or resignation
Yahoo News Washington bureau chief David Chalian provided the perfect example of the pervasive anti-Republican bias Mitt Romney faces in his bid to unseat President Barack Obama.
To me THIS KIND OF ATTACK ON IRAN sounds like Israel
Unimaginably crippling, zero casualties, totally destabilizing.
Analyst Sees Possibility of EMP Strike on Iran
"The America I grew up knowing was centered in self-reliance and filled with the possibilities of living the American dream”
Hymn to a Great City - from the Composer Arvo Part
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School asks deaf preschooler to change his sign language name
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Has the Muslim Brotherhood taken a repressive turn?”
“Obama’s campaign team, remains convinced that the campaign is not bluffing about its belief that it remains ahead in the race and unlikely to lose barring an unforeseen external event.”
Top Lebanese Sunni Cleric: Buddhists Are Trained By The Jews To Oppress Muslims In Burma
Thuggery! The DOJ And Gallup
Read the rest HERE.
In a move that could have chilling First Amendment consequences, the Obama regime this week showed that it's willing to use the full weight and power of the Justice Department to pummel any media outlet that doesn't toe the party line.
Within days of the Gallup Organization issuing, essentially, a veiled warning to the Obama gang about tinkering with unemployment numbers, Obama's DOJ jumped, jackboots first, into a multi-million dollar legal action against Gallup, in a case initiated by a former Obama operative.
Others have noted that the DOJ action occurred after Gallup had Mitt Romney ahead of Obama in its polling for a few days....
Twice this summer, Gallup has published a report calling into question discrepancies between its unadjusted research and what is being tallied in the adjusted O-fficial statistics....
Dog Whistle Racism: He Who Hears The Whistle Is The Dog
From Ace of Spades:
True. He always frames it as "have you stopped beating your wife?" and then talks over you as you try to make your point. And he's been doing it for decades.
But here's a little value-add over and above cribbing from Allah via James Taranto's WSJ column today. It's a point that never seems to dawn on Tingles and the rest of the dog whistle crowd as we laugh at them.
The thing we adore about these dog-whistle kerfuffles is that the people who react to the whistle always assume it's intended for somebody else. The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.