Sunday, December 10, 2017

Ontario Human Rights Commission's Latest Survey Amounts To a Make-Work Project For Itself

Don't you just love it when a "human rights" racket conducts a survey that shows there's a need for...much more intervention by that selfsame "human rights" racket?

Call me cynical, but that's exactly what seems to have happened here.

"First, He Acknowledged the Rally Was Being Held on Anishnaabe Land"

There is so much that is unintentionally hilarious is this CBC account of a "Hand Off Jerusalem" protest in Windsor, Ontario--the Ceeb's absurdly lopsided anti-Israel/pro-eliminationist bias, for starters. But the above statement, an example of the "intersectionality" malarkey that animates the left-as-it-gets Ceeb's virtue-signallers, made me snort and chortle out loud.

Snub Away, Cry Baby

Abbas snubs Pence over Jerusalem move.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

"Teen" Asylum Seeker, On Trial in Germany For Rape and Murder, Is Actually 33

This is perhaps the most appalling example of infidels being played for fools I have ever come across.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Dumb 'Toon

It's this one, in today's Toronto Sun:

I sent the following in response:
So editorial cartoonist Andy Donato thinks that "making Jerusalem the capital of Israel" was a "stupid" thing for Donald Gump, I mean Trump, to do?

Here's a newsflash for Donato. Donald Trump did not "make" Jerusalem Israel's capital. In fact, Jerusalem has been around as a the Jews' capital city for an estimated 3,000 years or so. It is where two holy temples were built and later destroyed. It was, is and will always be Jewry's eternal capital, even as it retains significance for Christians and Muslims too.

And the idea that Trump could "make" it the capital (when what he really did was to recognize the glaringly obvious)--now, that's stupid!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

What Israel Is Up Against

It is up against this sort of madness: people who want you to switch off your brain and not ask why this pathetic-looking woman (who's apparently waiting to be fed by the UN) is living in a refugee camp in Gaza City--Gaza City!--a place that has been wholly controlled by the Palestinians for many years.

Why the Over-the-Top Outrage Over Trump's Jerusalem Statement? It's the Jew-Hate, Stupid

It has been delightful to witness the mass freak-out occasioned by Trump's willingness to state the obvious--that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel. In doing so, writes David French on the NRO site, he has struck "a blow against international anti-Semitism":
From the birth of the modern nation-state of Israel, an unholy mixture of anti-Semites and eliminationists have both sought to drive the Jewish people into the sea and — when military measures failed — isolate the Jewish nation diplomatically, militarily, and culturally. Working through the U.N. and enabled by Soviet-bloc (and later) European allies, these anti-Semites and eliminationists have waged unrelenting “lawfare” against Israel. (Lawfare is the abuse of international law and legal processes to accomplish military objectives that can’t be achieved on the battlefield.)

The scam works like this: The U.N. and other international bodies establish rules that apply only to Israel, or they hold Israel to higher standards than any other nation on earth; then, when Israel (or its primary ally, America) object to those unjust rules and double standards, the Arab world threatens unrest, riots, or, at worst, renewed jihad. A cowardly European community goes along, perpetuating injustice in the name of “stability.”
A cowardly Canada goes along too, with our mealy-mouthed prime minister insisting that the Canadian embassy will remain in Tel Aviv until that phantasmic two-state solution comes to pass.

In other words, it'll be staying put now and forever. 

Update: So this (call it another Al Quds day) is happening (hat tip--MW):
Jerusalem must remain the capital of Palestine !
! القدس يجب أن تبقى عاصمة فلسطين  
Join us on Saturday at 2 pm in Victoria Park (near Williams) as we stand in solidarity with Palestine to protest against the U.S. president's unilateral and illegal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the decision to relocate the US embassy.

We stand with the people of Palestine and people everywhere rallying to protest the POTUS45's announcement, a slap in the face to indigenous Palestinians' rights to their capital.

We call for solidarity with the Palestinian people, and demand that the Canadian Government reject and openly condemn this move.
Please join, share, repost and invite to this Facebook event: events/910265845803457/

This event takes place on traditional lands of Anishnaabek, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Attawandaron-Neutral and Lenape peoples, near the shores of the Deshkan Ziibii (Antler River).


People for Peace, London Ontario
Update: I have the perfect theme song for the protest. Sing it, Mr. C.:
Your whole M.O. is killin' Jews.
Oh, Palestine,
Your claim is through.
Update: Hamas's Ismail "Stinky" Haniyeh is calling for--what else?--an intifada.

Update: The Jerusalem Announcement Won't Really Hurt America's Arab Alliances.

Update: The UN, of course, is  clutching its pearls and inhaling some smelling salts, a prelude to the utter hysteria it will succumb to tomorrow.

Update: Alan Dershowitz says Trump's Jerusalem announcement is the right (i.e. the correct) thing to do.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Arabs/Muslims Throw a Hissy Fit in the Wake of Trump's Plan to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

Some notable--but entirely predictable--reactions:
Wrong again, Your Grandiosity. The want to officially recognize the obvious--that Jerusalem/Yerushalayim was, is and will always be the capital of Israel/Yisrael. And, in fact, it's a sign that, at least once in a while, Trump can make a wise decision.

Update: Also throwing a hissy fit--the CBC's resident Zion-despiser (one of 'em, anyway) does his usual thrash 'n' trash of Israel, claiming, among other bollocks, that
  • the Palestinians were forced to resort to violence because they were "powerless";
  • the Arabs' birthrate exceeds that of Jewish Israelis, and Israel is therefore on track to become another apartheid era South Africa (not so); 
  • should the status quo persist, in the words of John Kerry (that imbecile), Israel will be either Jewish or democratic, but not both.
"Let's stop pretending Israel is heading toward a two-state solution," reads the headline of Macdonald's opinion piece.

Sure thing, Neil. As long as we can also stop pretending that your aspersions further the discussion in any way, shape or form.

Update: Guess what happened when Honest Reporting Canada complained to the Ceeb about last month's Macdonald hit piece in which he called Israel and apartheid state? The Ceeb's ombudsthingy sided with Macdonald and their employer.

Quelle shockeroo, eh?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Back In the Day, Dustin Hoffman Was a Huge A--hole When It Came to Women. At the Time, Though, It Was Seen as Charmingly Scampish

Want proof? This is from a profile of Hoffman that appeared in People in January,1983, shortly after the release of Tootsie:
Hoffman calls himself “a character actor,” but the term doesn’t allow for his impish charm or sexual magnetism. At 45, he still has the loopy grin and boyish appeal of his starring debut in The Graduate in 1967. He was 30 at the time, and had already won four awards for his off-Broadway work. On Manhattan streets, women now pursue Hoffman to pounce as well as praise, and Dustin is frankly delighted. “I’m a flirt,” he says. “I also have a lot of chauvinism, a lot of womanizing in my past. It’s hard for me to find a woman unattractive, unless she’s angry or down on herself.”
Indeed, for Hoffman, who grew up skinny, with acne, a big nose and fears of not being smart, social or athletic enough (“I was never looked at”), acting opened up a whole world of women. “I felt attractive for the first time,” he recalls. “Before that I was never able to be aggressive with a woman.” 
His 1980 marriage to Lisa Gottsegen, now 28, limited the extent of his activities, but not the fun of playing the game. With women, Hoffman is an inveterate tease. He’ll tell a total stranger that he imagines she looks like “Goya’s Naked Maja without her clothes,” or another that the secret of a good marriage is “leaving the bathroom door open.” On the phone with Blanche Salter, Lisa’s 75-year-old grandmother, he asks: “Do you still have the fourth best body in your jogging class?” Later, addressing a luncheon for New York Women in Film, he scans the room and deadpans, “This is a perfect place to get laid.”
Like I said--he was kind of an asshole. But back in those days, such behavior wasn't viewed through the same lens, the one that came into use mere weeks ago with the disclosure of Harvey Weinstein's swinish behavior. And it's through the same lens that chat show host John Oliver is viewing Hoffman's long-ago assholery--and, acting like a latter-day Savonarola, excoriating it to the cheers of the outraged throng:
[Oliver] was moderating a panel discussion after an anniversary screening of Dustin Hoffman’s 1997 comedy Wag the Dog in New York City last week—but the discussion quickly turned to the allegations of Hoffman’s sexual misconduct. 
Hoffman is one of an increasing number of Hollywood stars who has been accused of sexual harassment following the Harvey Weinstein exposé. In an essay published by The Hollywood Reporter, writer Anna Graham Hunter alleges that Hoffman groped her and made inappropriate sexual comments when she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of Death of a Salesman in 1985. 
The video of the panel discussion, published by The Washington Post, begins with Hoffman explaining that he was instructed not to “get into a dispute” and “lengthen the argument” following Graham Hunter’s story. Instead he says he was advised to simply apologize. Hoffman responded to Graham Hunter’s essay saying, “I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation. I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am.” At the panel, Hoffman tried to reiterate this statement, particularly the portion where he says anything I might have done, which isn’t really an admission of guilt. He also highlighted the portion of the statement that says It is not reflective of who I am as a defence against the allegations—but Oliver was not having it. 
“It’s that kind of response to this stuff that pisses me off because it is reflective of who you were if it happened—and you’ve given no evidence to show that it didn’t happen—then there was a period in time for a while when you were creeping around women,” says Oliver. “So it feels like a cop-out to say, ‘Oh this isn’t me.'” 
Later in the video Hoffman starts to describe the vibe on the Salesman set in a way that is eerily similar to the idea of “locker room talk.” 
“Everyone was saying it to each other, it’s a family,” says Hoffman, explaining that the cast and crew would come to work and make sexual jokes. “But that’s 40 years ago”
“I’ve got to say, I don’t love that response either,” says Oliver. And get ready, because this is where it really gets good. Hoffman, visibly frustrated, fires back saying, “What response do you want?” 
That’s when Oliver explains that while it’s not really for him to dictate how people should respond to these allegations, Hoffman’s response is dismissive and “doesn’t feel self-reflective in a way that it seems like the incident demands.” 
And instead of taking that as a cue to pause and reflect, Hoffman then goes on to say that “there is a point in [Graham Hunter] not bringing this up for 40 years.” Cue audible groans from both Oliver and the audience. (It is well-documented that victims of sexual harassment and assault can take years to come forward, and some never do at all.) 
Hoffman went on to explain from his perspective what happened on that night, arguing that at the time, it was “nothing” but now it is being reframed to make it seem like he is a predator. He also notes that he does not recall meeting Graham Hunter. 
“I don’t even hear the same thing in the story you just told as I think you do,” says Oliver, outlining how Hoffman’s account sounded more like a woman who was upset about how Hoffman touched her and then later apologized for being upset. 
“I guess the thing that you said that is interesting to me is: the things that we do between takes,” says Oliver, as multiple audience members can be heard saying “Yes!” in the background. “I think it is the things that we do between takes that is a cultural shift that needs to happen. What can seem completely fine or normal to a certain group of people can have victims on the other end of it.” 
The audience broke out into applause at Oliver’s statement...
That is not to excuse Hoffman's rudeness/vulgarity/bad behavior (although I don't think it's as big a deal as it's being made out to be). It is to merely point out that, in the context of those times, such antics were unpacked in an entirely different way. And while those in attendance may have cheered on Oliver's hysterical virtue signaling and over-the-top holier-than-thou-iness, others, including me, see it as being another kind of bullying and abuse.

Zion-Hate on Campus: The Year's Top Ten Worst American Universities

FrontPage Magazine has a rundown of the current top ten offenders, beginning with Brandeis University.

Seeing Brandeis on the list is particularly upsetting because it was originally established by and for Jews. I defy you to read the following Brandeis blub and not feel sick to your stomach:
Brandeis University was named for the first Jewish justice on the Supreme Court, Louis D. Brandeis, and is one of only a few prominent American universities to be founded primarily by Jews. In spite of these strong ties to the American Jewish community, Brandeis has stood apart in recent years for its hostility to Israel and its strong support of Israel’s terrorist enemies. In the past year, swastikas have appeared in multiple locations on campus and the campus SJP chapter has held an event supporting Hamas’s policy of refusing to normalize relations with Israel or its allies. Brandeis rescinded an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a critic of radical Islam and advocate of Muslim women’s rights, while granting one to notoriously anti-Semitic playwright Tony Kushner. Brandeis also hosted a secret listserve where prominent professors exchanged emails attacking Israel—even comparing the Jewish state to Nazi Germany— and supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement that is supported and funded by Hamas. When a Brandeis student used her personal twitter account to call for an Intifada, she was vigorously defended by the campus chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Two additional Brandeis students sought to restore relations between the university and Al Quds University in Palestine, which is a recruiting ground for the terror group Hamas.
The rest of the august institutions neck deep in the eliminationist doo-doo are, in alphabetical order:

Brooklyn College
DePaul University
San Francisco State University
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Irvine
University of Chicago
University of Houston
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Canada's Returing ISIS Fighters Policy: Mad, Bad and Very, Very Dangerous

Canada is like an lunatic asylum, and it's clear that the inmates are running the joint. Case in point: our "genius" prime minister's plan to welcome back Canadian jihadis who had run off to Syria to join ISIS, and who, not that the fight there is more or less over, have a hankering to return the true north strong and free. Even though, as Senator Linda Frum points out here, these jihadis have violated Canadian law, and are thus subject to prosecution, the Trudopians are planning to ignore their Allahu Akbar antics and aim to help them "reintegrate" into Canadian society.

Hey, what could possibly go wrong with that?

The insanity is further exemplified by the headline the adorns the senator's comments--"There's nothing Islamophobic about arresting ISIS fighters."

No kidding. By the same token, water is wet, the sky is blue, and Justin Trudeau has some really silly and juvenile socks.

Here in the JT loony bin, however, where we go out of our way to be nice to jihadis (who, while testy and potentially explosive, are also potential Liberal voters), Frum's bald statement of fact is considered controversial, verging on the--yes--Islamophobic.

Update: As far as I know, Frum hasn't yet been called upon to apologize for being mean/Islamophobic to returning ISIS fighters. The day is young, though. And, knowing that an apology was demanded last month when she had the unmitigated chutzpah to call the Iranian regime--the world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism--"a malign nation," a demand for another apology could very well be in the offing, and sooner rather than later.