Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Reduction Ad Absurdum of Intersectionality

Why, it's Jew-hate, of course.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

No Jihad To See Here, Christian Strasbourgers. Y'all Best Move Along Now

Mark Steyn weighs in on the latest loopy loup incident:
Yesterday, the usual "known wolf" - that's to say, known to the highest levels of the French security apparatus - killed three and wounded a dozen more in this year's first attack on a Christmas market - in Strasbourg. The jihadist yelled ...oh, go on, take a wild guess: Joyeux Noël? Bonnes Fêtes? No, he stuck to the traditional greeting.
Hey, as Tevye the Milkman once said, nothing beats tradition. 

Update: The traditional greeting shrieked in Strasbourg is a reminder to Macron that climate change isn't his only worry.

Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before (And I'm Sure You Have)

According to a Mississauga-based Arabic news website, 'twas the nefarious Joooo who sunk the unsinkable:
“The Jewish Freemasons built the giant Titanic ship and charged it with the fictional costs, only to kill three businessmen, who built it with a magnificent construction, to drag them on board, and then sink them into the ocean floor and bury the secret with them for ever. The (businessmen were against) the idea of creating the Federal Reserve! They loved to be rid of them in order to pave the way for the new world order.”
Well, duh! Every anti-Zionist/anti-Semite know that. 

Painting of a ship sinking by the bow, with people rowing a lifeboat in the foreground and other people in the water. Icebergs are visible in the background

"I Have Become a Better Muslim as a Result of My Relationship to the Church of Scientology"

The latest episode of Leah Remini's Scientology and the Aftermath examines an odd but opportunistic alliance.

Phyllis Chesler and the Real "Baby, It's Cold Outside"

In this Georgian era, Chesler observes, one's support for Israel is likely to get one shunned by the "progressive" mob (a group in the grip of a pathological GroupThink which fetishizes Palestinian victimhood and which views "Zionism" as a great--perhaps even the greatest--evil). Hence this reworking of a song despised both by #MeToo and the Muslim Brotherhood:

"Progressive" Feminists: You really can't stay.

Phyllis Chesler: But ladies it's cold outside!

PFs: Your views are outré

PC: But ladies it's cold outside!

PFs: We cannot abide the likes of you.

PC: There's nothing I can do!

PFs: We feminists stick together.
Present a united front.
Sarsour is our cherished sister
And "Zionists" take the brunt (of our fury)…
You really can't stay.
Go 'way tho' it's cold outside!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

No Laughing Matters

I think it's safe to say that comedy on campus is officially dead:
A student club at the University of London is requiring that all comedians sign a "behavioral agreement" as a condition of performing at a January comedy night.

According to emails reviewed by PJ Media, the UNICEF on Campus chapter at the University of London sent five local comedians — including Russian-born free speech advocate Konstantin Kisin — a request to perform.

"Attached is a short behavioural agreement form that we will ask for you to sign on the day to avoid problems," wrote Fisayo Eniolorunda, the club’s event organizer, in an email to Kisin and four other comedians sent Sunday.

"This comedy night… aims to provide a safe space for everyone to share and listen to Comedy," states the behavioral agreement form. "This contract has been written to ensure an environment where joy, love, and acceptance are reciprocated by all."

"By signing this contract, you are agreeing to our no tolerance policy with regards to racism, sexism, classism, ageism, ableism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia or anti-religion or anti-atheism."...
Which leaves--what? Jokes about Zionists and Trump? 

Michelle Goldberg, Anti-Semite?

In a word, yup.

Update: An editorial in the Jerusalem Post concludes:
Anti-Zionism is an inherently antisemitic concept because it seeks to single the Jewish people out among the nations of the world as undeserving of self-determination. It doesn’t matter if Diaspora Jews like or support Israel – although polls show that the vast majority in the US and the UK do – for seeking Israel’s elimination to be antisemitic. Publishing Goldberg’s screed provides cover for antisemitism. The New York Times can do better.
Can, but won't. 

Omar Khadr's Outrageous Demands

Looks like the former Gitmo resident isn't satisfied with the terms of his release:
He says in his affidavit that he would like to be able to speak on the phone or over Skype to his sister Zaynab Khadr. He is also asking to perform the Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia which is a mandatory religious duty for Muslims once in their lifetime.

"For this reason, I would like to apply for a Canadian passport," he said in the document.

Zaynab Khadr has spoken in favour of al-Qaida and was investigated in Canada more than a decade ago for helping the terrorist network, but she was never charged.

"My sister Zaynab is not presently in Canada," Khadr said in the document. "She is living with her husband and family. As far as I am aware, she is not in any sort of trouble."

The rules of Khadr's bail allow him to meet with her but only in the presence of his bail supervisor or one of his lawyers.
That last bit presents something of a challenge given that Zaynab et famille are currently living in, of all places, Sudan.

There should be no problem granting Omar's requests, however, given that he has become an upstanding citizen of Justin's Trudeaupia:
In his affidavit, Khadr said he has been volunteering with an organization that helps refugees integrate into the community and has earned his high school diploma. Khadr said he is happily married and was accepted into a nursing program, but has been unable to devote himself to study due to his legal issues.
Wow. Give that man an Order of Canada! 

A Kung Fu Faux Pas

According to a brand new list, "Kung Fu Fighting" comes in at 100 as one of the "Absolute Best Songs of All Time."

That's right. Our list-compiler is convinced that the cheesy disco-era hit is better that anything composed by, say, Porter or Loesser or Gershwin (better, that is, than "Begin the Beguine" or "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" or "The Way You Look Tonight").

Even worse, the compiler seems unaware that the song is so "controversial" that warbling it in a karaoke context could actually get you arrested (and not because of your execrable taste in popular music).

Friday, November 2, 2018

Here's That Rainy Day

It's been raining--heavily, interminably--for days now. Thought I'd share the song I just played for myself, one that synchs with booth my mood and the weather.

Hope you agree that, morose as it is, it features one of the most guttingly beautiful vocal performances ever recorded.

Sunday, October 28, 2018