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August 29, 2010

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Donald

I was in Mississppi just yesterday.

You know what they got there, throughout that entire state...the highest concentration of drop dead gorgeous women in the world. Period.

Ignatz

I'll wager you didn't seperate and count them by race, Donald.
If so, obviously you are not cut out to be a leftist.

Ignatz

Just to be clear that should read "If you didn't, obviously you are not cut out to be a leftist".

narciso

Well Faith Hill is from there, no,

matt

speaking of which the NYT is in high dudgeon because Ms. Palin has "hijacked" feminism and Beck has "hijacked" MLK and they really need their own Palin and did I say they're very resentful about it all?

Basically another excuse to throw rocks and tomatos, but they seem to forget they have Mad Nancy and the Suicidals actually in charge of Congress...how very convenient. T'would seem they want a demagogue. Maybe Janeane Farofalo can step up to the plate.

Maybe we should get them a nice politically correct check list. Black - Conservative = inconsequential/abberational. Black - liberal = natural constituent of the Uncle Tom Party.

Jack is Back!

We have a minority-majority gerrymandered district here in northeast and central Florida represented by the most intelligent woman who has ever uttered the English language, Corrine Brown. Her district is so convoluted she can't even describe it. This is what you get when you try to make an omelet without breaking eggs. Scroll dow the LUN to see the map.

Gmax

With the revelation today that Eddie Bernice Johnson used the Congressional Black Caucus scholarship fund as a personal slush fund for folks named Johnson or otherwise related to her, we certainly have to ask the question is there anyone in the CBC that does not have both hands jammed into the cookie jar and with fists so full that it makes removing their hands problematic?

Freezer Cash jefferson, Charlie Rangel, Maxine Watters, and now E B Johnson. Could Diogenes point me to the honest one in the CBC please?

jorgxmckie

At least some of the Republican takeover of the House in 1994 has to be attributed to the number of gerrymandered Majority-Minority districts created after the 1990 census that siphoned off Dem voters.

matt

btw, the Journo-List meme today is that "Glen Beck regrets that he called Obama a racist"....just wanted everyone to be clear on this for the daily rant....

Billy Bob.

Let's just call a spade, a spade.

If Mississippi can't get discrimination right,
there's no hope for the South.

bgates

FL-3 is a good one. We used to enter it, and leave it, and enter it again, and leave it again, on our way to church (a 5 mile trip).

Of course, then we moved, and now my Congressman is nuts.

Gmax

BTW it did not make national news but E B Johnson was embroiled in a mini scandal on the contracts to be awarded for the food and merchandise sale franchises at Love Field in Dallas. The minorities on the Dallas City council attempted to ram thru a no bid exclusive contract with contracts controlled at least in part by a trust of E B Johnson. It lost by a single vote.

In other words, Ms Johnson has a comfortable position at the public trough on at least two items. Anyone want to bet me on whether or not those are the only items?

narciso

Hence your well honed sense of irony, who was
'he running against, a lizard' that allowed him to get in

DebinNC

I once went to bed with Newt and woke up with Cynthia McKinney...as my representative in a DEM gerrymandered district so convoluted the SCOTUS nixed it.

Pofarmer

From the "Oh, Good Lord" dept, via breitbart.

oming August 31: ‘Direct Access’ Stimulus Grants for the Muslim Brotherhood

Think of it as ACORN reborn, with a slice of Jihad on the side.

On August 31, this coming Tuesday, the Muslim Brotherhood-associated “Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations” (CCMO) will bring 25-30 Muslim leaders of 20 national Muslim groups to attend a special workshop presented by the White House and U.S. Government agencies (Agriculture, Education, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services etc.) to provide the groups “funding, government assistance and resources.” The workshop will apparently provide special access for these Muslim Brotherhood organizations: the organizers pledge to provide “direct access” and “cut through red tape.” Government and Muslim groups will hold an Iftar dinner (breaking the fast of Ramadan) after the workshop.

The event was announced in an email newsletter sent August 27 by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism finance trial, long associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, the global Islamist network (great backgrounder here from Hudson Institute).

Pofarmer

Breitbart link.

LUN

Porchlight

OT,

Jennifer Rubin is worth a read with this post on Palin:

Palin in Ascendance, Liberals Admit Defeat

2 years ago today the Palin VP pick was announced. I remember getting a few taunting emails from liberal friends who said they "couldn't stop laughing." They aren't laughing so hard now, are they?

Paul Zrimsek

30 years ago: Jim Crow era
40 years ago: Civil War
50 years ago: Colonial era
60 years ago: Middle Ages
70 years ago: Roman Empire
80 years ago: Neolithic era
90 years ago: Lower Jurassic
100 years ago: Big Bang

Janet

“Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations” (CCMO) will bring 25-30 Muslim leaders of 20 national Muslim groups to attend a special workshop presented by the White House and U.S. Government agencies (Agriculture, Education,...."

Great. I look forward to their own personal "Pigford" case where they will be reimbursed for past wrongs. You know, all the founding Islamic settlers.

Extraneus

They weren't laughing then, either.

Frau Wo sind die Fotos?

Did you forget to put film in your new digital camera, Janet?

centralcal

What's Maxine Waters doing down in Nawlins? She's from California.

Rick Ballard

Prolly just picking up a bigger freezer, cc.

Janet

Did you forget to put film in your new digital camera, Janet?

LOL! Hey, I'm a Luddite....you're lucky I even got 5 lousy pictures! I saw a comedian up at church once that joked that she got a digital camera as a gift 2 years earlier & had been taking tons of pictures, but she didn't know how to get them out of her camera. Hah! I related.

Janet

Frau..do I need to set up the extra room for 9-12? You can give me digital camera lessons.

Pagar

"organizers pledge to provide “direct access” and “cut through red tape."

Anyone know where Threadkiller is? This sounds worse than the America.gov site 24/7 Muslim propaganda stuff.

Wasn't the essential part of the charges against Representative Waters that she was providing the same services to a bank her husband had an interest in?

Are we so beaten down as a nation that we are going to allow our government to take our taxpayer funds to provide "Direct access stimulus grants for the Muslim Brotherhood?

Clarice

Po, that is absolutely effin incredible..We have to all get that story out. Can you imagine anything more likely to destroy the dems, than money being taken from our pockets to fund this crap! And right after the mosque outrage...

Frau Wo sind die Fotos?

Janet-
Tell your dog that I won't be able to share the porch or yard. I've had obligations pop up that will not let me join you and Jane on Sept. 12.

Clarice, why do I get the feeling that things are almost out of control in D.C.? As I commented yesterday, it is impossible to keep up with the onslaught of dreck pouring out of the administration.

OldTimer

Just read the Muslim groups federal funding scam story and find myself shaking with rage. FWIW, I sent the link with a note to my Rush 24/7 email, respectfully asking that this be publicized ASAP and discussed with Rush listeners. I will also send this out on my email list and to the local newspaper.

The hypocrisy and contempt that Dems have no problem heaping on Christians and Jews, and yet here they are, blindly willing to fund our demise with our OWN money. Outrageous!!

narciso

Hey cc, did you get around to making that galician soup, or that ajiaco

Thomas Collins

See LUN for a comprehensive piece on the building of a mosque in Boston. In the course of the article its author, Dean Barnett, states that:

"But even though this is a story framed by two lawsuits, it is not a tale of legal intricacies or lawyerly hairsplitting. It is, instead, a case study in how the leadership of a large American Islamic group woos and works with politicians, attempts to intimidate its adversaries, and claims to champion moderation--all while keeping company with prominent proponents of hatred and violence."

Sound familiar?

Army of Davids

Pelosi/Reid Congress' 40% plus hike in the minimum wage...... dirt stupid is as dirt stupid does.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

Yes is does, TC. Due diligence is not a strong suit of either Boston or NYC.

Clarice

Frau, Because they are out of control.
You saw in Ann's picture we have a president who can't manage an umbrella.

Rob Crawford

Due diligence is not a strong suit of either Boston or NYC.

If you want to do business with crooks and thugs, you learn to avoid due diligence.

Pofarmer

"Pelosi/Reid Congress' 40% plus hike in the minimum wage...... dirt stupid is as dirt stupid does."

Amazingly the Democrats are running ads against Roy Blunt for raising his wages(understandable) and bitching that we need to raise the minimum wage nationally(boneheaded). They. Just. Don't. Get. It.

Army of Davids

yep.

One more time for good measure..

Reid/Pelosi congress 40% plus minimum wage increase INTO A RECESSION/DEPRESSION....

dirt stupid is as dirt stupid does.

matt

Wow, Frank Rich's latest column accuses Murdoch and the Kochs of bankrolling the Glenn Beck bandwagon.....

so much for the ideas of religion, faith, common sense, the Constitution, and decency.

We are see the true colors of the Left flying more clearly in the breeze than ever before. Beck and Palin get up there and stand for God, America, and apple pie and the moonbats come unhinged.

iqvoice

GMAX- Stephanie Tubbs Jones died before she could be corrupted.... or else, discovered.

OH 13th district... gerrymandered to have Lorain and Akron (Dem Cities) together with a bunch of forests and corn fields in between....

http://api.ning.com/files/t8TBqaOATIdt8W5ktFzcBF2bF37T-cNvAAgNUPX-FePFpnnH8cxnw1VtxdmjIgkkwHnWugxDreCvuAdmnFAtDGa6Ou0MaKOx/CongressionalDistrict13.gif>

Ignatz

--Wow, Frank Rich's latest column accuses Murdoch and the Kochs of bankrolling the Glenn Beck bandwagon.....--

Rather amusing to watch the party of Peter Lewis, George Soros and the innumerable other lefty billionaires and centimillionaires funding their idiocies complaining about the few conservatives willing to publicly put their fortunes to work.
Shame is simply not in their vocabulary.

Stephanie

Shame? No it's horror that the Robber Baron's of the left have not completely eliminated the competition to clear the field for battle...

Lefties don't like war.

Ignatz

As I think about it, it's particularly rich for that fat little jerk Rich to be preaching about Murdoch bankrolling Beck when the richest man in the world, Carlos Slim is paying his fat ass salary.

daddy

I encourage JOMer's to continue to make your voices heard in your local papers and on your local Talk Radio call in shows.

I don't really know much about this ">http://joemiller.us/about/bio"> Joe Miller guy (way more though than we knew about Obama). He is a West Point Grad; Army vet with combat experience leading a Tank battalion in Iraq (Bronze Star medal winner); Graduate of Yale Law School; Masters in Economics from University of Alaska; Lawyer in Fairbanks, Judge, etc.

Yet he is being targeted in the media and in the comments as having little experience in leadership or in government, while Begich, the other Senator he is hoping to sit alongside of in DC, is a College dropout.

Mostly though Miller is going to be targeted as an extremist; As a "fringe kook" that is totally unfit for government. That "extremist" charge is the number one hammer that is going to be dumped on this guy from here to 2 November as witnessed today from Bob Schiefer on CBS. We are a small arena, comprising only about 450,000 eligible voters, and less than the number of folks who showed up on the Mall yesterday in DC actually vote. Where 90% of Alaskan voters live we have only 1 Newspaper (McClatchy), and 3 lefty news stations. The constant refrain of that "extremist" meme, replayed enough times unchallenged by those mouthpieces, can be a real opinion swayer among our voters.

It is my opinion that shortly after Sarah Palin's nomination we have been inundated up here in Letter's to the Editor with Ellie Lights from all over the country. We are small enough that we can all be easily reached through targeted broadcasts and print stories via that 1 McClatchy paper and those 3 TV stations. We also have been so pounded over the head with the "Sarah Palin is a stupid joke" meme, (Alinsky rule whatever) that I know some folks up here are either terrified or exhausted of being seen again as "those stupid unsophisticated Alaskan's" by the supposed sophisticates down south, and simply want that stigma to go away.

That being said, I worry that on a local scene we do not have enough Conservatives who engage in the comments to fight back against what the papers and TV shows are going to be feeding us as the received "sophisticate" wisdom.

'Liberal Lisa the loser' is going to be painted as the sensible, moderate Republican who the Alaskan rightwing nutcase voters stupidly rejected in favor of some fringe, zealot Palinbot clone, and it will become our duty to vote for the suddenly moderate, intelligent Dem, whoever he is, in avoid to become a national laughing stock all over again. That is the meme that is going to be spouted continually for the next 60 days and IMHO it's going to need some serious pushing back to keep it from sticking. Especially so if that "extremist" meme starts getting lip service at FOX from the O'Reilly's and Shepard Smith's of the network.

So if any of you guys happen to be holding your nose and reading some biased narrative at the McClatchy owned ADN, and you happen to have an opinion to express via the comments section, let me encourage you to go ahead and make that comment instead of simply thinking that your input might be a waste of time. Up here, such intelligence as I perceive out of you guys on a daily basis will have a positive effect. And in my opinion Joe Miller is going to need as much positive help as possible countering what I think is about to come dumping on him from the local and National Media assault.

Battlestations JOMer's.

Mark Folkestad

Daddy, I've got a job offer for one year to help rack up some bucks for the construction of my Alaska cabin. I was just up there looking over my options, and I'm flying back in a few weeks to make an offer on my prime target. But for this election, I'm going to remain a Minnesotan, and I'll pick an apartment out where a conservative Republican can do the most good. I sold my lake home, and I'm footloose. But I am so very eager to become an Alaskan.

daddy

MeFolkes,

Welcome aboard Sir whenever!

We need you, especially so since you've seen some interesting Absentee Ballot counts in your neck of the woods.

Man, do I hope Tuesday's Absentee Ballot count settles this Primary once and for all.

daddy

An interesting sign of the times:

">http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/7970391/Oxford-English-Dictionary-will-not-be-printed-again.html"> Oxford English Dictionary will not be printed again:

"The next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary... will never be printed because of the impact of the internet on book sales....the impact of the internet means OED3 will probably appear only in electronic form."

Can the NYTimes be far behind?

pagar

Don't forget:tomorrow is the day that our government starts Stimulus Grants for the Muslim Brotherhood.

The new affirmative action!

narciso

You know it's interesting, how some are considered brilliant when they have significant misunderstandings of basic issues
and vice versa, referred in the LUN

sylvia

Did any of you see the cover of supermarket tabloid The Globe this week?

Big picture saying "Obama is Muslim". And a big article about it. Same stuff we knew, about Obama in school in Indonesia. One thing I don't think I heard is an Egyptian diplomat saying on Egyptian TV that Obama in person flat out told him several times that he is a Muslim. And that story has been picked up by the Israeli press.

So now the people at large will hear about this.

sylvia

You know I was wondering why Chris Mathews was running segments all week last week denying Obama was a Muslim. I suppose they knew about the Globe cover coming out.

narciso

Doc Zero illuminates the key issues involved yet again, in the LUN

Captain Hate

They should just turn Hot Air over to Doc Z and let AllahPuke open a tattoo/piercing emporium with MegaMac and have Morrisey audition for Pop-n-Fresh commercials

centralcal

Good morning.

Narciso, no - I only got as far as printing out the recipe and storing it in my recipe binder.

I only have weekends to experiment in the kitchen and my last 2 weekends have been full of company dropping by and/or shopping before the annual summer vacation on Monterey Bay (coming this weekend - hooray). Also, we had a mini-heat wave about that time and I didn't want to be sweating over a stove.

It sounded so yummy, it will definitely be on one of my Sunday menus.

PD

Perhaps instead of polling in the US whether Obama is a Muslim, they should poll in Muslim countries. I seem to recall that during the campaign, it was commonly held that he is a Muslim, and efforts to dissuade people otherwise were met with resistance.

The question that arises from this kind of thing is, of course, why would they think that?

bunkerbuster

TC writes, about the Boston mosque: ``all while keeping company with prominent proponents of hatred and violence. Sound familiar?''

Don't forget, Thomas, the argument is supposed to be that the mosque is fine somewhere else, just not on the sacred ground near the WTC attacks site. To quote DoT:
``If the mosque were to be built somewhere else, no one would object.''

It would indeed be worth debating whether Imam Rauf is involved in and/or represents terrorism in any way, but conservatives keep fleeing that debate by claiming their issue is limited strictly to the emotional state of 911 survivors and victims relatives.
Perhaps their motive is at least in part to avoid having an honest debate.

narciso

Now I met Morrisey, at CPAC, a year and a half ago, and he struck me as a nice guy, but he was much better when he was on his own blog, uncovering the Canadian adscam, he's gone soft since he joined Tepid Air, the repeated 'there's nothing to see, these are
not the droids, you're looking for" about the Franken selection was a case in point

narciso

Because he has made a concerted effort to appear that way, to adopt a third world pose, that is not explicitly Moslem, but inplicitly
anti Western. This push for a new round of peace talks, that will inevitably mean shackling Israel is a case in point, Joining
the peanut gallery that is the UN human rights
council is yet another

DebinNC

I hope everyone will read narciso's Doctor Zero link. What an antidote to the hopeless and helpless laments Obama and the Dems are peddling.

boris

Trolls are in no position to set terms for "honest debate". As Barbossa said to missy Turner

you must be a pirate for the pirate's code to apply and you're not. And thirdly, the code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules
It seems to me if Rauf wants to consort with proponents of hatred and violence it's not really my concern. My concern is even an empty meaningless symbolic 911 victory in the eyes of worldwide jihadism should not be allowed. As a result of 911 Iraq and Afghanistan are under US "domination" and jihadists are on tha lam. So I like the notion that to any rational jihadist 911 was a big B I G bubu and let's keep it that way.

DebinNC

"Because he has made a concerted effort to appear that way, to adopt a third world pose, that is not explicitly Moslem, but inplicitly anti Western"

Good point, narciso. In his bitter-clinger speech he emphasized his "otherness" when he countered Hillary's brag about meeting with so many foreign leaders by emphasizing the depth of his experience in Pakistan via muslim friends and Africa via his muslim family:

"So when I speak about having lived in Indonesia for four years, having family that is impoverished in small villages in Africa --knowing the leaders is not important -- what I know is the people...I traveled to Pakistan when I was in college -- I knew what Sunni and Shia was [sic] before I joined the Senate Foreign Relations Committee."

PD

Perhaps their motive is at least in part to avoid having an honest debate.

Your failure to understand the issue does not mean that those you disagree with are dishonest.

MayBee

Don't forget, Thomas, the argument is supposed to be that the mosque is fine somewhere else, just not on the sacred ground near the WTC attacks site. To quote DoT:
``If the mosque were to be built somewhere else, no one would object.''

Different people have different opinions about it, bunkerbuster.
In this case, the truth is many wouldn't even be looking into who is building the mosque if it were on a different site.

PD

Or maybe I should say, your ability to willfully mischaracterize the arguments other people make does not make them dishonest.

It sure makes you dishonest, however.

hit and run

Your attention,please:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLIOTT!!!

A man who,if not always actually gruntled,is seemingly perpetually far from being disgruntled*.

A true gentleman,and a damn fine JOM Foreign Ambassador.

----------
*With profound apologies to P.G.

narciso

All of which makes his comments in Cairo, about 'imposing democracy' more puzzling, when
he lived in Indonesia, it was under a non democratic regime, albeit one that had deposed
another noxious third world 'neutralist one'
The same with Pakistan, in the early 80s, under Zia, he was most likely with those left opponents to Zia, the kind typified by Tariq Ali, in the same continuum, who are anti
Jihad but also anti Western

centralcal

Thanks for the tip, Hit . . . (but I thought his birthday was a week or two ago? Didn't Ann send a birthday card from all of us?)

Happy Birthday Elliot!

Extraneus

Libyan Leader Urges People to Convert to Islam During Trip to Rome

ROME -- Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi gave a lesson on Islam and copies of the Koran to a few hundred young Italian women as he arrived in Rome for his fourth visit in a year.

Some participants identifying themselves as Roman Catholics in this overwhelmingly Catholic country, said Qaddafi had urged others to convert to Islam
and had dismissed Christianity as unimportant.

Michela, who asked that her last name not be used, told Associated Press Television News that three of the participants converted to Islam on the spot Sunday.

"It was a really beautiful meeting and went very well," she said. "He is very easygoing and he gave us a copy of the Quran. Three girls converted themselves to Islam during the ceremony. It was a beautiful event."

Extraneus

Imam of Proposed Ground Zero Mosque Says Opposition Linked to Nov. Elections

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The imam spearheading a proposed Islamic center near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York believes the fierce opposition is closely linked to the U.S. elections in November, according to comments published Monday.

"There is no doubt that the election season has had a major impact upon the nature of the discourse," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf was quoted by the Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National in an interview as part of his State Department-funded trip in the Gulf.

Rob Crawford

Three girls converted themselves to Islam during the ceremony.

Uh-huh.

Betcha they were Marxists before that.

Ranger

This probably belongs in the Beck thread, but Dash to Dumb really seems to sum it up:

http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/08/29/d/>Does God Belong at The Lincoln Memorial?

First, he argued it was inappropriate for Glenn Beck to invoke religion at the Lincoln Memorial, saying, "I thought I was at a camp meeting -- an old fashioned, religious camp meeting; I don't think that's appropriate on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial."

(Of course, the irony is that Lincoln frequently referenced The Almighty -- and Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was, of course, was a man of God.)

Via Hot Air Headlines.

pagar

Affirmative Action Alert.
"$400 K For State Employee That Never Showed for Work For 12 Years"

narciso

The problem is they start at dumb and move into pure idiocy, in the LUN

Thomas Collins

Bunkerbuster, I have enough respect for your raw intelligence to conclude that you understand full well that when DOT and others make an argument about location, they are doing so on the assumption that other aspects of mosque approval are in order. For example, neither you nor anyone else who would use your rhetoric, I suspect, would seriously believe that anyone making a location argument fails in that argument unless he or she specifies, each time he or she makes such an argument, that a mosque located anywhere in the US would cause concern if it were funded by interests wanting to promote Dr. Zawahiri's jihad. By engaging in similar rhetoric, bunkerbuster, you undercut your argument that you want an honest debate.

However, if it is honest debate you want, I'll up the stakes on my invitation to meet. We'll have a debate on federal, state and local policies with respect to religious outreach to Islam and other religions. You invite your friends, I'll invite my JOM friends. We'll agree on the debate questions beforehand. For a debate panel (both to ask us questions and to discuss the issues amongst themselves in the forum), you get to choose two folks, I get to choose two, and those four will choose a fifth person who will be the head of the panel. If it's honest debate you want, it's honest debate we'll have.

macphisto

jeez, when you were talking about Morrisey at Hot Air i, lacking my morning coffee, pictured Morrissey from the Smiths.

anduril

An important article in the NYT this morning, by a professor from Hebrew U.: In Israel, Settling for Less

WILL Israel remain a Zionist state? If so, what kind? These are the important questions in Israeli politics today, and will be looming over the direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority scheduled to begin Thursday in Washington.

The secular Zionist dream was fundamentally democratic. Its proponents, from Theodor Herzl to David Ben-Gurion, sought to apply the universal right of self-determination to the Jews, to set them free individually and collectively as a nation within a democratic state. (In fact, the Zionist movement had a functioning democratic parliament even before it had a state.)

This dream is now seriously threatened by the religious settlers’ movement, Orthodox Jews whose theological version of Zionism is radically different. Although these religious settlers are relatively few — around 130,000 of the total half-a-million settlers — their actions could spell the end of the Israel we have known.

The roots of the problem have been there from the birth of modern Zionism. ...

...

Although religious settlers often describe themselves as heirs of the early Zionist pioneers, they are anything but. Herzl’s vision was about liberating people, while theirs is about achieving a mystical reunion between the people of Israel and the land of Israel. Herzl’s view stemmed from the ideals of the Enlightenment and the tradition of democratic national liberation movements, dating back to the American and French Revolutions; religious settlers are steeped in blood-and-soil nationalism. Herzl never doubted that Israeli Arabs should have full and equal rights. For religious settlers, Arabs are an alien element in the organic unity of Jews and their land.

The consequences of these differences are huge. If the settlers achieve their manifest goal — making Israel’s hold on the territories permanent — it will mean the de facto annexation of a huge Arab population and will force a decision about their status. ...

...

Israel would have to choose between remaining democratic but not Jewish, or remaining Jewish by becoming non-democratic. Israel’s enemies have long maintained that Zionism is racism and that Israel is an apartheid state. If the settlers succeed, they will turn this lie into truth.

In fact, the former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, once the great patron of the settlers, was one of the first politicians on the right to accept that the settlers’ dream is hopeless. That is why he led Israel out of Gaza in 2005. But not all have followed him. The secular Israeli right has abandoned the idea of annexation but still favors settlement on short-term (and short-sighted) security grounds.

...

If the road to partition is blocked, Israel will be forced to choose between two terrible options: Jewish-dominated apartheid or non-Jewish democracy. If Israel opts for apartheid, as the settlers wish, Israel will betray the beliefs it was founded on, become a pariah state and provoke the Arab population to an understandable rebellion. If a non-Jewish democracy is formally established, it is sure to be dysfunctional. Fatah and Hamas haven’t been able to reconcile their differences peacefully and rule the territories — throwing a large Jewish population into the mix is surely not going to produce a healthy liberal democracy. Think Lebanon, not Switzerland.

In truth, both options — and indeed all “one-state solutions” — lead to the same end: civil war. That is why the settlement problem should be at the top of everyone’s agenda, beginning with Israel’s. The religious settlement movement is not just secular Zionism’s ideological adversary, it is a danger to its very existence. Terrorism is a hazard, but it cannot destroy Herzl’s Zionist vision. More settlements and continued occupation can.

narciso

TC, you are an honest man, "Spunkmeyer" by
contrast has proven time and time again, that
he is not. So it really isn't surprising that Quradawi and Fithi were the predecessors to what Rauf and Al Gamal are attempting to do,
the name of Dean Barnett really brings up old
memories, of when he was on the Hewitt show, and his all too soon passing

DebinNC

Jay Leno oldie but goodie:

"Did you see Dean's speech last night? Oh my God! Now I hear the cows in Iowa are afraid of getting mad Dean disease. I'm no pundit but it's always a bad sign when at the end of your speech, your aide is shooting you with a tranquilizer gun."

tea anyone

TC

I am certain we all understand that honest debate is not what bubu is looking for. I love the trap you have set, but stirring the pot and appearing morally superior is all he has going for him.

Ranger

Just to drive the point home about how silly the Left's efforts to ban God from the Lincoln Memorial:

Of course God should never be envoked at the monument to a man that spoke http://www.nationalcenter.org/LincolnSecondInaugural.html>these words to the Naiton:

The Almighty has His own purposes. "Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh." If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him? Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether."

Rob Crawford

Ranger, the Lincoln Memorial has on it the words of two of Lincoln's speeches, the Gettysburg Address and his second inaugural address. The bit you quoted is carved into the Memorial itself.

Threadkiller

--"Bunkerbuster, I have enough respect for your raw intelligence..."--

I have more respect for Eddie Murphy's "Raw" performance.

centralcal

Woo Hoo - Jim Geraghty over at Campaign Spot (NRO) has Hit & Run prominently highlighted!

Way to go, Hit! LUN

matt

Ranger;

Bill Press is among the scummiest of Democratic Party activists, so it should be no surprise whatsoever that anything coming out of his cake hole is the worst sort of leftist bile.

If Osama Bin Laden pantsed Obama in Times Square on national television, Press would still blame Bush.

gmax

Bill Press is Alan Colmes with the decency filter turned off. Sorta Bunky on steroids, but probably a tad smarter...

glasater

OT--

But funny to me and thought I would share.

Bill Gates had this tweet:

BillGates
All of the Techonomy conference videos are now posted - http://techonomy.com/videos/ - some great talks...

When I clicked on his link I got this message:

Error establishing a database connection

Heh...

glenda

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIR ELLIOTT!:)!:)..


Hit !!!!!!!!!!!!

Clarice

Happy Birthday, Elliott! Now to dash off and read about hit...

Thomas Collins

H&R rules the data world! Beware the data-mining man on the green tractor!

matt

Just got a rumor that the head of the Chinese Central Bank may have defected. The purported cause was a $430 Billion loss on U.S. Treasuries.

With all of the mess out there; Ireland, Portugal, Greece, our own debt, and a slowing economy, sometimes it's just best to say screw it....

Clarice

The Post's columnist, Jay Matthews, himself a teacher (and apparently a damned good one) has a great column today on why it is counterproductive to keep yacking about closing the performance gap between kids of different races. He suggests we could do that by teaching the high performing races more poorly which is surely not an acceptable goal. Instead, he suggests we should compare each child to his previous performance and strive to have each one approve.


But then we won't be able to bitch about why we need more moeny to get equal results, right?

windansea

Yesterday, the 5-member Executive Committee of the Board of the Libertarian State Party meet in an emergency session to consider Sen. Murkowski’s bid for the party’s nod. After a contentious three-hour meeting, the Board voted unanimously to deny Sen. Murkowski the party’s nomination..

Thomas Collins

See LUN re the rumor referred to by Matt in a 12:38 PM post.

If this is a waiver wire deal, I hope the US offers Obama, Kerry, Summers, Geithner, Reid, Waters and Pelosi to the Chinese, and still offers to pick up Zhou Xiaochuan's salary. The Chinese will never recover from the influx of our Magnificent Seven!

Jim Ryan

Clarice, it sounds like Matthews has a firm grasp on liberty, individualism, and the ethic of self-improvement. How refreshing.

narciso

Why would they take them, they do kind of prize competence, but that does sound like Rush's oft cited solution, to export environmentalism to our rivals

 Ann  Mongrel

Happy Birthday, Elliott!

(cc, I sent it out early because he is in the process of moving and I wanted to be sure he got it. Sorry for the confusion.)


Congratulations, Hit! Excellent. You are my favorite bitter clinging chartist.

Thomas Collins

Happy Birthday, Elliott!

Good point, narciso. The Chinese would probably tell us that our Treasury securities are enough for them to handle without adding on the Magnificent Seven.

The Birthday Fairy

Happy Birthday, Elliott!!

pagar

Happy Birthday, Elliott! May you enjoy many more.

narciso

Happy birthday Elliot, I have to look at that list again

Neo

There was a revealing moment in early August when Obama told an audience at a Texas fundraiser: “We have spent the last 20 months governing. They spent the last 20 months politicking.”

… all of this reminds me of an old Jay Leno joke (from back before he was the Tonight Show host). Leno refers to an TV commercial with an actor who plays a doctor in a soap opera …

I’m not a doctor, but I do play a doctor on television

… Leno replies …

Buddy .. you ain’t no actor either

If Obama thinks he has been governing for the last 20 months, I’ve got news for him.

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