Friday, September 30, 2016

Sick. En. Ing

Barack Obama uses the occasion of Shimon Peres's funeral to lecture the Jews on Zionism and his belief that the way to "protect" it is by green-lighting the terrorist statelet of "Palestine".

Update: Peres was an appeaser, not a peace-maker.

Do As She Says, Not As She Does

Chelsea Clinton takes private jet to 'clean energy' roundtable

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea "Hijab" Horwath Fails to Get Islamic Hertitage Month Bill Passed

Epic fail for Andrea:
Update (September 27, 2016) This morning Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath was disappointed when her Liberal colleagues in the Ontario Legislature failed to pass Bill 23, the Islamic Heritage Month Act 2016. 
“This was an opportunity for us, as representatives of the people of Ontario, to come together to take action on the rising prevalence of Islamophobia and hate-motivated crime in our Province,” noted Horwath. “Celebrating Islamic culture, history and the contributions of people of Islamic heritage to our society is an important step that we need to take. Learning about each other and celebrating our diversity is a meaningful and effective way to combat hatred.” 
London-Fanshaw MPP Teresa Armstrong, who introduced the Bill earlier this week, added that the NDP will not give up the fight to establish October as Islamic Heritage Month. 
“I am very dedicated to seeing this Bill become law and I know Andrea is too,” said Armstrong.  “We will do whatever it takes to see October become Islamic Heritage Month in Ontario.” 
The Ontario NDP has been working diligently to find ways to address racism, from calling for an end to arbitrary, race-based police street checks (carding), to pushing the Liberal government to finally establish the Anti-Racism Directorate. 
“This is about building a better future for all of our children,” continued Horwath. ...
This is about pandering to a rapidly expanding voter base, more like.
Ms. H. dons a hijab in an effort to ingratiate herself with potential voters.

World Chess Body Makes Deal With the Devil (i.e. Iran), Resulting In Horrified Chess Chicks Who Don't Want to Bow to Sharia Rules and Wear a Hijab

From the NatPo:
The world’s top female chess players reacted with horror Thursday after being told they must compete at next year’s world championship wearing a hijab.  
Within hours of Iran being announced as the host country, the event was plunged into crisis as it emerged that players taking part face arrest if they do not cover up. 
Grandmasters lined up to say they would boycott the 64-player tournament and accused FIDE, the game’s scandal-hit governing body, of failing to stand up for women’s rights.
FIDE officials, meanwhile, called on participants to respect “cultural differences” and accept the regulations. 
Hijabs have been mandatory for women in Iran since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and the law is enforced by the country’s “morality police.” 
Players claim that FIDE is turning a blind eye to sexual discrimination. Nazi Paikidze, the U.S. women’s champion, said: “It is absolutely unacceptable to host one of the most important women’s tournaments in a venue where, to this day, women are forced to cover up with a hijab.
Respect "cultural difference" is dhimmi-speak for "bow to sharia--or else."

Why the Carnage In Aleppo Persists

In a nutshell, it's because Aleppo isn't Gaza:
Had Israel been involved, or had the IDF aimed one solitary munition at Aleppo, I think the response would be much different. 
The international community’s condemnation of the Assad regime and Putin’s Russia is nothing compared to the vitriol leveled against Israel for its far more restrained (and completely justified) 2014 operation against Hamas in Gaza. 
Unfortunately for the 250,000 residents of Aleppo, the city is not being attacked by the IDF. There are no leaflets being dropped warning civilians to evacuate areas in the line of fire. There is no “roof knocking” — where non-explosive devices are dropped on the roofs of targeted buildings to give civilians time to flee. And judging by the number of civilian casualties and the extent of the destruction in Syria, there is very little to no concern for the well-being of innocent civilians. 
Aleppo is a testament to the double standards at play when it comes to the treatment of Israel’s military operations. There is, however, a caveat. The IDF should be held to higher standards than the militaries of both Syria and Russia.

Barack Obama--Not a Muslim--Prevaricates on Behalf of Islam

As Robert Spencer points out, he's at it again:
Here we go again. This is like having to prove that water is wet or that Hillary Clinton is crooked, but since Barack Obama has once again affirmed that jihad terrorists are twisting and hijacking the Religion of Peace, once again it is necessary to prove that unfortunately that is not the case. Obama is right about one thing: this question matters for what strategy the U.S. and the free world should pursue against the jihadis. That’s what makes his denial and willful ignorance nothing short of catastrophic. 
CNN reported Thursday that Obama said the question of whether or not to use the term “Islamic terrorist” was “sort of manufactured” issue. He claimed, yet again, that “terrorist organizations like al Qaeda or ISIL…have perverted and distorted and tried to claim the mantle of Islam for an excuse for basically barbarism and death.” 
Warming to his point, Obama said: “These are people who’ve killed children, killed Muslims, take sex slaves, there’s no religious rationale that would justify in any way any of the things that they do.” 
Is he right? Of course not.

Here's a Jihad Watch entry on the Islamic M.O., which, as anyone with a few functioning brain cells can see, is entirely in synch with Obama's:
In times when the greater strength of dar al-harb necessitates that the jihad take an indirect approach, the natural attitude of a Muslim to the infidel world must be one of deception and omission. Revealing frankly the ultimate goal of dar al-Islam to conquer and plunder dar al-harb when the latter holds the military trump cards would be strategic idiocy. Fortunately for the jihadists, most infidels do not understand how one is to read the Quran, nor do they trouble themselves to find out what Muhammad actually did and taught, which makes it easy to give the impression through selective quotations and omissions that “Islam is a religion of peace.” Any infidel who wants to believe such fiction will happily persist in his mistake having been cited a handful of Meccan verses and told that Muhammad was a man of great piety and charity. Digging only slightly deeper is sufficient to dispel the falsehood. 
Fortunately for Obama, most infidels are too busy fiddling with their cell phones to do any digging.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

"Progressive" Totalitarianism In Action

Leil Leibovitz nails it with this, I think:

In Australia, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, a memoirist who, at 24, published an account of her childhood titled Who Do You Think I Am? stormed out of a talk by Lionel Shriver at a local book festival. In her now-well-known account of the incident, printed in the Guardian, Abdel-Magied fumed about the novelist’s impudence for having argued that fiction is, essentially, the attempt to see the world through someone else’s eyes, and that without such attempts our ability to empathize with one another is bound to atrophy. To Shriver, this thesis was about as controversial as arguing that fruits and vegetables are an important part of a balanced diet. To Abdel-Magied, it came across like a license for cultural appropriation, yet another invitation for society’s powerful and privileged to dispossess the poor and the marginalized, in this case by stealing their stories. 
It’s easy to laugh away Abdel-Magied’s rigid proposition. Follow it to its logical extreme, and you’ll find each of us advised to deliver nothing but a narrow account of her or his private life, replacing art with exact receipts of particular transactions and denouncing any attempt to imagine the lives of others—or the past, for that matter, or the future, or anything to which we can not immediately and materially lay claim in lived experience. But our mockery is misplaced, as it misses the point of what’s really going on: For Abdel-Magied, as for so many other young progressive activists everywhere from Brisbane to Boston, I is not a point of departure but a terminus, not an invitation to engage others in conversation but an invocation of self that trumps anyone and anything else. It’s an ideology rooted in a crude calculus that assigns each of us a definite value and then arranges us in binary oppositions. It doesn’t care about the content of our character, only about the color of our skin or the nature of our reproductive organs. It gives us permission to do nothing but succumb to the accidents of our birth, whatever they might’ve happened to be.

How To Have a Smashing Time in Toronto

Surely we shouldn't be encouraging this sort of thing:
If you're feeling like the Hulk and don't live near North York to let your anger out, you can now smash a bunch of plates, electronics and chairs right in the heart of downtown Toronto. 
That's because Battle Sports and the Riddle Room teamed up to open a Rage Room near Yonge and Wellesley.  
To celebrate, the two companies are offering free access to the new Rage Room on Oct. 8 from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. It'll operate on a first come, first served basis, but just imagine how satisfying it'll be to let loose after waiting in line. And once you do get in, you'll get to smash five items - just be sure to wear closed-toe shoes. 
This new Rage Room will be located inside Riddle Room at 579 Yonge St., on the corner of Dundonald. Happy violent catharsis sessions!
I can't imagine being angry enough to want to avail myself of this, um, service.

Yet Another Example of How the Left Devours Its Own

Folks, you can't make this stuff up:
The feminist bookstore in Portlandia run by Toni (Carrie Brownstein) and Candace (Fred Armisen) is based on an actual specialty bookstore called In Other Words located in Portland's Northeast district. And this week, the staff of the real business made it clear that they don’t support the show’s further use of their store as a filming location. How clear did they make it, you ask? Well, there’s a new sign in the front window that says “Fuck Portlandia!” in big red letters with the words “transmisogyny,” “racism,” “gentrification,” “queer antagonism,” and “devaluation of feminist discourse” written underneath. The bookstore is actually part of a larger event space and community center, and the staff posted an explanation for the sign in a letter on their website. The letter is also titled “Fuck Portlandia and it cites the production's poor treatment of their facility, staff, and neighboring businesses as reasons for cutting ties. 
The staff also claims the show does actual social harm, saying it has contributed to accelerated gentrification of the city and that it presents damaging representations of queer people...

"Fun" Grandma

'I beheaded them, I cooked their heads, I burned their bodies': The 'housewife' militia leader and grandmother who tops ISIS's most wanted list in Iraq

Take That, Mr. President

Congress overrides Obama's veto of 9/11 bill