Sunday, August 2, 2015

Camille Paglia: The Two Bills (Cosby and Clinton) Have a Lot In Common--'Cept, of Course, That Clinton's a Leftist (So His Bad Bad Behaviour Is No Biggie to Feminists and the Media)

Never one to genuflect to P.C. pieties, Paglia blasts the appropriate people for glossing over the facts about Hillary's hubby:
Right from the start, when the Bill Cosby scandal surfaced, I knew it was not going to bode well for Hillary’s campaign, because young women today have a much lower threshold for tolerance of these matters. The horrible truth is that the feminist establishment in the U.S., led by Gloria Steinem, did in fact apply a double standard to Bill Clinton’s behavior because he was a Democrat. The Democratic president and administration supported abortion rights, and therefore it didn’t matter what his personal behavior was. 
But we’re living in a different time right now, and young women have absolutely no memory of Bill Clinton. It’s like ancient history for them; there’s no reservoir of accumulated good will. And the actual facts of the matter are that Bill Clinton was a serial abuser of working-class women–he had exploited that power differential even in Arkansas.  And then in the case of Monica Lewinsky–I mean, the failure on the part of Gloria Steinem and company to protect her was an absolute disgrace in feminist history! What bigger power differential could there be than between the president of the United States and this poor innocent girl? Not only an intern but clearly a girl who had a kind of pleading, open look to her–somebody who was looking for a father figure. 
I was enraged!  My publicly stated opinion at the time was that I don’t care what public figures do in their private life. It’s a very sophisticated style among the French, and generally in Europe, where the heads of state tend to have mistresses on the side. So what? That doesn’t bother me at all!  But the point is, they are sophisticated affairs that the European politicians have, while the Clinton episode was a disgrace.
Indeed. But to the media, only one of the Bills is a horrible rapey horndog.

"The ISIS Gun Is a Penis Extension"

Attention all "penis-enlargement" spammers: time to take a new tack, perhaps?

"Special Guest" At Mississauga's MuslimFest "Tweets" His "Insight" Re Israel

Mohammed Zeyara, seen here thanking the 'fest's army of volunteers, "tweeted" this yesterday:
I’m thankful that the world is slowly seeing the true colours of Israel.
Alas, Israel's true colours are about the last thing the world (including Zeyara) is willing or able to see. 

When Some Bunny Loves You

Mark Steyn evaluates the oeuvre of a famous "wabbit" on the occasion of his 75th birthday.

For "Moderate" Taliban, Hugs, Unicorns and Interfaith Choruses of 'Kumbaya' Are Off the Table

On the other hand, jihad, sharia and aiming for a global caliphate remain a definite go.

Everybody sing (to the tune of that "K" song)!:

Tal-i-ban, Allah,
Tal-i-ban.
Tal-i-ban, Allah,
Tal-i-ban.
Tal-i-ban, Allah,
Tal-i-ban.
"Allahu Akbar," say the Taliban...

Don't Tell Me, Lemme Guess--He's Going to Shut His Mouth for a Change

Obama to Unveil 'Biggest Step Ever' in Climate Fight

Best O' Luck With That One, Old Bean

From an article about the crucial role Muslim prison chaplains can play in U.K. deradicalization efforts:
Mr Hardwick emphasised that it was important to distinguish between inmates whose devout behaviour could “reduce the likelihood of future offending” and those with “extremist attitudes and behaviour” who were “seeking to radicalise others”.
 And the way to do that is...how, exactly?

He forgot to mention how important it is to distinguish between chaplains whose devout behavior could be a positive influence on inmates and those with "extremist attitudes and behavior" who are "seeking to radicalize others".

Saturday, August 1, 2015

How's That U.S. Effort to Train Syrian "Rebels" Going?

In typical Obama fashion, it isn't going too well. In fact, the word "debacle" leaps to mind.

You know what the "rebels" really need, don't you? They need a theme song. Here's the one I'd suggest:

Local Khomeinist Zafar Bangash: Nuke Deal a Sign That Allah Is On Our Side

How could The Big Kahuna (Allah, not Zafar) not be on the side of Iran's enrichers given that, as Zafar notes, "Iran's leadership" is "not seeking personal or group interest but follows the pristine principles of Islam"?
 
Good point, Zaffy. Khamenei and his crazy coterie are nothing if not, um, "pristine"--especially in their determination to get rid of the "Zionists" who dare defy Islam's "pristine" precepts by ruling over a miniscule parcel of land that, having once been conquered by Muslims, belongs in perpetuity to Allah.
 
That said, Bangash does see a downside to Iran rejoining the world's economic community. "The greatest danger," he warns,
is in the cultural field: the West’s hedonistic culture must not be allowed to undermine Islamic values in the only Islamic state in the world today...
However, as long as they hew to the "pristine" stuff, their success is pretty much a given:
“O you who have made a firm commitment to Allah! If you help [the cause of Allah], He will help you and will make firm your steps…” (47:07).
The bolds, BTW, are Zafar's, so you know he thinks these words are mega-important. It's odd, though, that he would want to remain here, in un-pristine Canada, when the purity of his Mothership beckons him home. (If it's a matter of finances, I'm sure there are more than a few who'd be willing to chip in some coin to send him there.)

Friday, July 31, 2015

John Kerry, Ignoramus of History and of Historic Proportions, Sez He Has "No Knowledge" That Iran's Chants of "Death to America" Amount to a "Specific Plan"

Similarly, one could observe re Neville Chamberlain that, despite the specific plans Hitler outlined in Mein Kampf, Chamberlain had "no knowledge" that Hitler really meant it.

Your Friday Anti-Nuke Deal Poem

Despite the array of long faces
Barack thinks his nuke deal is aces.
He will "bully" it through;
There is naught one can do.
The truth, though: it sucks--and disgraces.







Update: "Those who think the Iranians outwitted us fail to recognize one very important thing: the White House never intended to contain Iran." In that case, mission accomplished.