October 2006

And for the first Jewish Miss England, stereotyping is leading to medical school.

“The first Muslim to be crowned Miss England has warned that stereotyping members of her community is leading some towards extremism,” reads the recent Daily Mail article.

A year after making history as the first Muslim chosen to represent England in the Miss World pageant, 19-year-old Hammasa Kohistani said, “Even moderate Muslims are turning to terrorism to prove themselves. They think they might as well support it because they are stereotyped anyway.”

Of course, Bill Clinton tried stereotyping Muslims as non-terrorists in the 1990’s and that didn’t work either.

Kohistani added that she was “just a sugar coating on the situation. I am a symbol to show [that relations are] not really that bad.” Yeah, that must be what it was. No way she could have won because of her looks, could she:

If she’s the sugar-coating meant to trick Muslims, how does she explain that “several community leaders openly declared her to be betraying the laws of Islam while radical Muslims sent the teenager and her family death threats.”

And now Miss Kohistani is upset she won in the first place: “For a Muslim to represent England is asking for controversy at the moment. I feel after everything that’s happened Muslims are being stereotyped negatively.”

She is also upset that Iran, famous for hanging rape victims, has come under scrutiny: “The bridge I have made is slowly being broken by more and more wars. Now the Iran situation is brought up and another Islamic country is under scrutiny — and the recent Heathrow scare.”

It’s a shame that even this Uzbeki-born nominal Muslim is going the way of the Islamic galvanization, and identifying with her Muslim-ness rather than her Western-ness. After all, here is how Muslim the Uzbekis used to be (and for the most part still are, for the moment): When my grandparents fled from Odessa to Uzbekistan to escape the Nazis, my Jewish grandmother’s Muslim landlady talked her out of aborting my Jewish father.

To everyone who watched the video clip and rated it and/or posted a comment.

Well that’s not technically correct, but they are infringing on his rights as a president. From Ace of Spades:

“Legally, there are different types of agencies in the federal government. One type is an ‘independent agency.’ These agencies are essentially creatures of Congress which were specifically created to interpret and enforce Congressional legislation.

“The Federal Communications Commission is an example of one such powerful agency. It was created to implement the Communications Act of 1934. It basically reports to Congress…Other agencies are purely creatures of the Executive Branch, which function to execute the President’s powers under Article II of the Constitution. The Department of Homeland Security is such an agency. Now, the news.”

WASHINGTON - President Bush, again defying Congress, says he has the power to edit the Homeland Security Department’s reports about whether it obeys privacy rules while handling background checks, ID cards and watchlists.

In the law Bush signed Wednesday, Congress stated no one but the privacy officer could alter, delay or prohibit the mandatory annual report on Homeland Security department activities that affect privacy, including complaints.

But Bush, in a signing statement attached to the agency’s 2007 spending bill, said he will interpret that section ‘in a manner consistent with the President’s constitutional authority to supervise the unitary executive branch.’

Back to Ace: “Signing statements are used by the President to influence future judicial interpretations of a law, in the same way that Congress uses the “legislative record” (committee reports; legislators bullshitting from the floor) to exert the same influence.”

Ace has more.

Despite its committed anti-Semitism, British society is learning that this won’t win it any kudos from Islamists. Note this August headline concerning the otherwise ignorable terrorism that targets Jews: “July 7 ringleader linked to Tel Aviv suicide bombers.”

Even British Jews are anti-Semitic: BBC.com — “British Jews Criticize Gaza Raids.” But they should take heed of the various British academic and scientific boycotts of Israeli institutions there have been despite the fact that Israeli academics regularly speak and write against Israeli policies.

This should be a lesson that selling out your people by criticizing the “occupation” will only find you betrayed by those whom you sell out to. Which is how the world has worked forever. The “peace-minded” Israeli academics get burned not as Israelis (since they themselves are against Israeli policies), but as Jews — which is how they should have seen themselves all along. It doesn’t matter if you’re an Israeli who “thinks differently”; to the enemy, a kike is a kike.

I’m tired of hearing about the “Ugly American.” We’re long familiar with the Euros and Euro-supremacists complaining about “ze rude American — so loud and bombastique.” So in other words, not only are we supposed to save their asses every two generations, but we should keep the volume down. We should act more like the people whose asses we have to save every two generations.

And really, comparatively speaking, it’s hardly true. Looking at the rest of the world, especially as represented by its visitors to the U.S., I have to say the notion of the “Ugly American” is outdated. American bombast pales in comparison to the rudeness of non-Americans (and new Americans), who often have no concept of waiting their turn in line, nor of personal space. For example, an eastern European tourist once stopped me to ask for directions to the Empire State Building. I answered, “Well Sir, if you’d get your mouth off my breast, I’d be glad to point you in the right direction.”

I’ve also noticed that many Far-Eastern men, particularly those who live in the U.S. but don’t speak English yet, never let a lady get out of an elevator first. And then they’ll hock a loogey right in front of her. To wit, an excerpt from this Reuters article titled “Correcting the Spitting Image“:

A Chinese etiquette watchdog has launched an education campaign to correct the embarrassing habits of Chinese tourists at home and abroad…The ‘Campaign to Promote Civilised Chinese Travellers’ was started by the official Spiritual Civilisation Steering Committee…In May, the official Xinhua news agency cited Singapore media reports of airline and hotel staff complaining about Chinese tourists spitting, talking loudly and being rude.

‘Many tourists clear their throats loudly and spit, take off shoes aboard planes and trains, squat and smoke in public places, and often appear uncouth,’ the China Daily said. [Olympics] Games organizers have repeatedly said the city needs to teach its people to stand in line, stop spitting and littering and generally be better mannered.

Please take a minute to rate the YouTube video pitch for “The America Show.” So far, it’s mostly the YouTube leftists who have been rating the video, and that’s why it’s not at 5 stars yet. (Well, at least I hope that’s the reason!) Thanks, All.

I just watched a PBS documentary about North Korea, and found further support for what I’d written here about being handicapped in Communist countries. In Pyongyang, old people, handicapped people and anyone else who doesn’t “fit in,” as the narrator called it, must stay indoors; they are not to be seen out on the streets in society, lest they demoralize the healthy people or make the city appear depressing.

As I said recently, the question to George Allen that began with “Following the macaca episode, the Jewish press printed stories that appeared on the Internet that explored your possible Jewish ancestry…” will be used by anti-Semites to add to Allen’s culpability — to imply that he is a racist Jew (since, according to the Left, the Jewish state is a “racist Zionist state”).

Well here is the first publicized case of it, but rest assured there are much more (after all, I haven’t even checked what the MoveOn crowd might have said pertaining to this ‘racist Jew’):

“A field organizer for Democratic congressional candidate Al Weed resigned yesterday after it was discovered that she referred to Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) as ‘Macacawitz.’ In an e-mail sent last night, Meryl Ibis asked Democratic supporters to protest ‘George “Macacawitz” Allen’ during a Republican rally in Danville. The term ‘Macacawitz’” is an apparent reference to Allen’s use of the word “macaca” and the recent discovery that he has Jewish heritage.”

Bill O’Reilly recently bemoaned the fact that there aren’t any conservative late-night comedians/hosts. He had Parade Magazine TV columnist Jeanne Wolf on about this. She offered the usual response: “Maybe conservatives just aren’t as funny — well not on purpose, anyway!” Ha-ha-hack.

Well get ready for The America Show, a female Daily Show with a conservative bent. Check out our short pitch on YouTube.

It’s time for some pro-American humor, baby!

Last week, Bill Clinton had a hissy fit when, for the first time, he was grilled rather than feted by mainstream media during the Chris Wallace interview. As today’s article mentions, drama queen Bill is so spoiled that she can’t even appreciate the fact that no one has ever asked her about her fictitious war against a European country, Yugoslavia.

And really, we shouldn’t be surprised. After all, what other ex-president did news magazines follow around, first a month after he left office, then six months later, then a year — just to see how he’s holding up, to see if he can handle being out of the limelight. Everyone was worried about him: “Does he remember how to be a civilian? Can the shrink help him through the transition back into “private” life? Can Bush give him something to do?” We’ve got freakin’ Norma Desmond over here!

What other former president, with every new current event that happens under a new administration, goes around saying, “I tried to go after this one or that one; I had a plan to attack North Korea’s nuclear reactor; I gave them a plan to get Osama before leaving office; I’d be better at dealing with the terror attack; I can cry on cue…”

Meanwhile, we’re supposed to believe that he even noticed there was terrorism going on. How does one square that with his allying us with al Qaeda? How does one square it with his commuting the sentences of 16 Puerto Rican terrorists as one of his final acts in office? And how does it square with the fact that the only thing he ever declared a threat to national security was AIDS — a sex disease? Terrorism he didn’t answer, but boy was he tough on that AIDS. To this day, there’s nothing he talks about more, save for the weather. The latest is that both the weather and AIDS “breed terrorism.”

If this is what everyone means by this genius being able to see an issue from 12 sides, then bullshit artistry has just become a virtue.

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