Friday, February 28, 2014

Why are they so anti-Israel?

Here's a great quote about the tendency to paint the majority Muslim/Arab presence in the Middle East as a victimized population and the relatively small group of Jews that built a powerful nation as oppressors:
“Think about the twisted logic and outright malice behind that: a state, based on freedom, democracy and the rule of law, that was founded so Jews can flourish as Jews, and seek shelter from the shadow of the worst racist experiment in history, that is condemned, and that condemnation is masked in the language of anti-racism. It is nothing short of sickening.”
-Stephen Harper, Canadian prime minister
There is something very strange about it.

Arabs of the former Palestinian wastelands call for 2nd Holocaust.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The "Dianny" View on Obama's Reign of Victimhood

T-shirt maker and political commentator Diann Russell has a sharp sense of humor:

Follow this link to order the T-shirt.
I love this little bio blurb about Diann (especially about her pets):
Diann Russell holds an MFA in Playwriting from Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Her daily web column DIANNY RANTS appears at All the Right Snark. She lives in Syracuse, New York with her pitbull Mary of Bethany, her two cats (don't mock) Buffy and Willow, and her Mossberg 12g.
Diann has this great article on how victim politics for Obama is not simply a bit of leftist manipulation that he's particularly good at; it's fundamental to his (post-election) message, his Presidency, his politics, his framing of the issues, his use of people (especially kids) as props, and his long, long association with Reverend Wright, his apologetics for his choices and his handling of criticism, etc.

This man who promised a united America, who made us think that this unity is what he meant by a "radically transformed" America (not that he actually used those words -- he just led you to think that was his plan -- he didn't "promise promise" so you can't hold him to it) knows NOTHING BUT the politics of division, the politics of demonizing and villainizing, and whenever something doesn't pan out, it's because nobody will play fair with him by letting him make up the rules as he goes.  When the Benghazi deal blew up in his face, he acted he could simultaneously take the heat for Susan Rice and be a martyr in her place, like he could make the buck top at his desk and throw Hillary under the bus. He was going to be the young idealist (but a practical idealist!) that was free of the cynical politics we hate, and the drama on Capitol Hill is like watching people turn on each other in "The Island."  Everything good under his watch he personally takes credit for, and everything bad is something that just happened to him, poor thing.

Victimhood seems to be the central bit of Obama's life and personal religion.  He truly is the Victim-in-Chief.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Global Warming, er, Cooling, er, Change

Yes, those on the West Coast will be talking about everyday proof of Global Warming as the rest of America finds undeniable proof of Global Cooling in the deep freeze.  Every remarkable storm, every new devastation, every new record heat or cold is proof of ... well, something.

We saw that in the very damaging 2012 hurricane that gave Chris Matthews another warm tingle in his leg and a reason to praise heaven.  What more proof do you deniers require of the desperate need for massive government oversight and carte blanche regulatory power?

If you liked this check out this humorous Skeptic's Guide to Environmentalism.

What You Wish Your Liberal Friends Knew

If you are like me, you have friends and family on the “other side of the aisle.”  Some of these may have been surprised to learn, in the wake of the Obama re-election, that I lean very differently from how they do.   From the tone of the last 5 years, I wouldn’t be surprised that some would wonder why any decent and rational person could oppose such a paragon of political virtue as Obama.   To rephrase Richard Dawkins’ famous quip, to be against Obama is to be ignorant, stupid, insane, or wicked.  Of course, that tetrachotomy is how some of my conservative friends view those who support Obama.  But I don’t think the very people that loudly bemoaned Republican victories were prepared for my demoralization and frustration over the bizarre, nasty, ridiculous circus that the Obama campaign appeared to be.  While I wondered how those dear left-leaning friends could be not the least bit sheepish and embarrassed over that “victory,” at best they probably chalked it up to sour grapes, assuming they weren't thinking “But he seemed like such a nice person.”