Sunday, April 26, 2015

That Fallout of Being a Student at a Liberal Arts College--In a Nutshell

Michelle Malkin boils it down to this:
Extreme identity politics, multiculturalism, and pedagogical self-indulgence are creating a generation of race trolls enabled by tenured cultural-Marxist punks raking in beaucoup bucks.
And let's not forget the mucho dinero parents have to shell out to pay for this ghastly experience. Talk about not getting any bang for your beaucoup bucks.

"Settled Science" Not So Settled After All--And That's Unsettling

Top scientists start to examine fiddled global warming figures

The Grandiose Ayatollah Adds His Two Cents Worth to the "Hands Up Don't Shoot" Discussion

It's so amusing--in a dark, bleak way--when the leader in charge of a totalitarian country that executes people for the "crime" of being homosexual joins this sort of conversation:
Ayatollah Khamenei stressed, however, that such “police might” needs to be accompanied by “justice” and “mercy” toward the people, adding that the Islamic Republic is not after the policing style advertised in Hollywood or elsewhere in the Western societies.
Such type of police clout “will not only fail to bring about security, but leads to more insecurity,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Leader also slammed the police brutality against the African-American community in the United States, saying black people in the US are subjected to “oppression” and “humiliation” by police officials, a behavior which has been behind the outbreak of social unrest in the country.
Now, that's hilarious. Given their newfound relationship, Obama should have invited The Leader to do his standup routine at that White House correspondents dinner. He would have killed!

Meet the Jihadi's Family

Mammy and Pappy Tsarvaev have been flown to Boston at great expense--the U.S. taxpayers', not their own, natch.

You'll Laugh, You'll Cry, You'll Puke

Obama's most hilarious one-liners at the White House lap dogs dinner

Labour Leader Ed Miliband Vows to Make "Islamophobia" a Crime

The real crime is being a useful idiot for jihad. But I don't suppose Ed can run on that platform.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Peter Beinart: Republicans are "McCarthyite" When It Comes to Muslims

Beinart's piece in Ha'aretz underscores the alternate reality/Twilight Zone in which leftists dwell. Here, for instance, is what Pete considers to be "McCarthyite":
In January, the Republican presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal argued that “it is completely reasonable for [Western] nations to discriminate” against some Muslims in their immigration policies, on the grounds that radical Islamists “want to destroy their culture.”  
In February, another GOP contender, Mike Huckabee, declared, “Everything [President Obama] does is against what Christians stand for, and he’s against the Jews in Israel. The one group of people that can know they have his undying, unfailing support would be the Muslim community.” In March, after New York City announced that public schools would close for two Muslim holidays, Todd Starnes, a Fox News contributor, lamented, “The Islamic faith is being given accommodation and the Christian faith and other religious faiths are being marginalized.”  
This is strange. Why are conservatives more hostile to Muslims and Islam today than they were in the terrifying aftermath of 9/11? And why have American Muslims, who in 2000 mostly voted Republican, apparently replaced gays and feminists as the right’s chief culture-war foe?
You know what's really strange? The fact that Pete doesn't appear to be at all concerned about Christians being slaughtered by Muslims or ISIS making greater inroads in Iraq and Syria or the very real possibility that all too soon Iran will have nuclear weapons.

Is it "McCarthyite" to have such fears? Or is it, you know, a function of knowing what's what and not being an insane, out-to-lunch leftist?

Showstopper From Broadway Musical "Damn Mullahs"

What Ayatollah wants
'Tollah gets
And Barack O,
Ayatollah wants nukes.
Made up your mind to sign
A crappy deal.
Shiites are thrilled,
You'll get us killed,
It's true.

You always get what you aim for,
But Ayatollah Khamenei gets what he came for.

What Ayatollah wants
'Tollah gets.
Please get a clue.
Could you screw this one up? Yup!
They'll scrub the map of Zionists.
What do expect? Shiites are pissed.
Wise up! Wise up! Wise up!...

Give Me a Freaking Break!

Today in the Toronto Star: Finding common ground in the Qur'an.

UNRWA Kvetches About Lack of Funds to Rebuild "Refugee" Camp--In Gaza

The complaint:
JERUSALEM, April 23, 2015 (WAFA) – UNRWA Thursday highlighted its recently-commenced $40-million camp improvement pilot project aimed at improving ‘the quality of life for Palestinian refugees in Deir El Balah camp.  
“We recognize these are very tough days for all Palestine refugees, which is why projects such as this one offer a glimmer of hope and a chance to look to the future,” commented Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza Robert Turner on the vitality of the project for the refugees. 
“As with all of Gaza, we don’t yet know the details of what that future looks like in Deir El Balah. But we do know that standards of living and socioeconomic development cannot be separated from the living conditions of Palestine refugees – the quality of a camp’s physical environment has a direct bearing on the quality of everyday life,” he added. 
Commenting on the lack of progress on Gaza reconstruction, the UN agency said that almost eight months after the announcement of the ceasefire, not a single totally destroyed home has been rebuilt in Gaza.  
It affirmed that it didn’t receive any additional funds and had no resources available to issue additional repair payments in this reporting week. ...
Sorry to have to break in with some sanity, but why is there a "refugee camp" in an area wholly controlled by Palestinians? Shouldn't these "refugees" be residents and/or citizens?

Geraldo Rivera Sez We Shouldn't Worry About Iran

Thereby demonstrating that he's the quintessence of cluelessness.