December 2006


From one of those Newsmax health alerts: “Male Hormones May Slow Alzheimer’s

New research indicates that treating victims of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with male sex hormones might delay its progress. Earlier research had shown a link between Alzheimer’s and the loss of testosterone, the primary male sex hormone, in men due to aging….low testosterone levels in older men may be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s…

OK, so maybe they don’t think with their penises, but definitely with their testicles.

Despite new, moving, 4D ultrasound images showing 12 to 20 week-old fetuses sucking their thumbs, kicking, stretching, leaping, opening their eyes, yawning and making “crying” faces, British scientists say it provides no scientific evidence for determining when the unborn can feel and therefore doesn’t justify lowering England’s 24-week limit for abortion.

Huseyin Mehmet, a reader in developmental neurobiology at Imperial College London, said: “I worried when I saw those images. These images do not prove that those human qualities can be attributed to a foetus of 12 weeks.”

In other words, just because it looks human, that doesn’t prove it’s human.

At the same time, more and more links between cancer and hormone therapy are being found:

A new analysis reveals that U.S. breast cancer rates plunged more than 7 percent in 2003 and strongly suggests that the reason is less hormone use…Estrogen-sensitive tumors declined twice as much as tumors that are not fueled by estrogen.

So estrogen increases chances of breast cancer, but all the estrogen that’s in birth-control pills must be somehow different, since it doesn’t get talked about or studied for cancer connections that could put it out of business the way the menopause meds are going out of business.

Babies aren’t people and oral contraception doesn’t lead to cancer — but if you drive an SUV, you’ll die of global warming.

So even though breast cancer is much more likely to kill you than any remote, future, worst-case-scenario of global warming, the ‘reality’ of global warming is emphasized over the reality of breast cancer from birth-control pills or the reality of a human in the womb. Because having plenty of unencumbered sex is a core liberal value. Obviously, if sex caused global warming, we’d never have heard of global warming.

Countries we haven’t nuked:

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Vietnamese women sell roast dog in Hanoi (Reuters)

Countries we have nuked:
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Japanese people eating KFC

Once again (from Reuters), countries we haven’t nuked:

In Indonesia…Christmas feasts include delicacies such as pork soaked in blood and dog meat.

And countries we have nuked:

In Japan, many people head to KFC for Christmas…[For dessert,] sponge cake topped with whipped cream and strawberries.

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The Detroit Free Press reports that the first Muslim Congressman, Keith Ellison, “said he’d use the Quran during his swearing-in ceremony next week. ‘On Jan. 4, I will go swear an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States. I’ll place my hand on the Quran.’”

That’s like saying, “I’ll swear an oath to uphold the principles of capitalism by placing my hand on the Communist Manifesto.”

Speaking at an annual Muslim convention to cheering crowds shouting “Allahu akbar” in response to his words, Ellison “said that Muslims can help teach America about justice and equal protection.”

That’s like saying the Aztecs and Mayans could have helped teach Queen Elizabeth about high tea etiquette.

At the swearing-in ceremony, Ellison will announce, “I place my hand on the Quran to uphold the First Amendment, especially freedom of religion. Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Hindus, Wiccans, Astrozorians and atheists are free to be as Muslim as they want.”

Hillary Clinton has followed the lead of other Christian-hating Democrats who are reaching out to Christians by hiring an evangelical strategist to cut into the conservative evangelical vote.

Where o where did she find an evangelical Democrat to advise the party that sells out America and America’s one true ally in the Middle East?

Oh I know — it must be Jimmy Carter!

(Incidentally, note the initials of this man who always considered himself to be in “full-time Christian service.” No doubt he’s in love with his initials and believes they give him extra-special didactic privileges.)

Starting in May, China will prohibit overweight people from adopting its children. This is clearly targeted at Americans, who tend to be overweight.

That’s pretty good: They send their people over here like every other culture does — to open restaurants where their ethnic cuisine is four time as rich as it is in the motherland, supposedly to suit the American palate but really it’s to make Americans too fat to fight in battle — while the ethnics somehow stay thin eating their food.

They’re fattening us up for the slaughter! And now they don’t even want us adopting their children, lest they grow up too fat to spy on us.

Or maybe China just wants to know that the Chinese who get to leave aren’t going to be eating any better than the ones who are starving in China.

More proof that China is targeting Americans: it’s placing restrictions on aspiring parents also if they’re depressed, and everyone knows that Americans are either on Prozac or Paxil. As well, the Chinese don’t want any applicants who are too old — when they know that Americans wait until they’re middle-aged to have kids. They’re also familiar with the European and American penchant for single and gay parenthood, and so they’re not allowing any single parents to adopt. So who are they looking to have adopt their kids? North Koreans?

They say that anger is a difficult emotion to sustain, and I have found this to be true. In recent years I’ve no longer been feeling the fury and indignation that Bill Clinton deserves me to feel when I see his face.

And so I’m no longer able to keep fresh the list of his countless, aggressive betrayals against this country and the free world, which threaten to go unpunished because of my and everyone else’s Clinton fatigue.

Enter the to-be-released-this-week Congressional review of a potentially Clinton-mandated FBI coverup in the investigation of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

From the AP on Christmas Eve:

The FBI failed to fully investigate information suggesting other suspects may have helped Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols with the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, allowing questions to linger more than a decade after the deadly attack, a congressional inquiry concludes.

…The report [by the House International Relations investigative subcommittee] also sharply criticizes the FBI for failing to be curious enough to pursue credible information that foreign or U.S. citizens may have had contact with Nichols or McVeigh and could have assisted their plot.

[California Rep. Dana] Rohrabacher’s subcommittee saved its sharpest words for the Justice Department, saying officials there exhibited a mindset of thwarting congressional oversight and did not assist the investigation fully.

The subcommittee concludes the Justice Department should not have rushed to execute McVeigh in 2001 after he dropped his court appeals, and officials should have made more efforts to interview and question him about evidence suggesting he might have gotten help from other people who remain unpunished.

The former lead FBI agent in the case, Dan Defenbaugh, told AP a few years ago he was trying to get one last interview with McVeigh to go over unanswered questions in the case but could not get it arranged before McVeigh was executed.

We may find that, as a frontman and fall guy who opted for execution over appeals, McVeigh was effectively the first American suicide bomber.

Rohrabacher’s report cites several leads the subcommittee believes were not fully investigated, including:

…Witness accounts that another man was seen with McVeigh around the time of the bombing. The FBI originally looked for another suspect it named John Doe 2, even providing a sketch, but abruptly dropped that line of inquiry. The subcommittee concludes that decision was a mistake.

…Phone record and witness testimony that persons associated with Middle Eastern terrorism in the Philippines may have had contact with Nichols, and that Nichols took a book about explosives to the Philippines. The FBI and Filipino police spent months investigating such a connection, but ruled it out.

Information from a former TV reporter concerning an Iraqi national who was in Oklahoma around the time of the bombing.

Funny thing: a huge attack during the Clinton administration by one or two white nationalists — and not even a whisper from the conspiracy theorists of a possible coverup; an attack under George W. Bush by 19 Islamists — and some sort of definite coverup is assumed.

One hopes that my frustration over my unsustainable anger at Bill Clinton will one day become moot. That’ll be the day that — even if it takes a decade or more — Clinton will finally be behind bars. And I will no longer have to explain to ignoramuses which president, between Bill Clinton and George Bush, is the criminal.

That is, as long as Congress doesn’t decide to also “abruptly drop that line of inquiry” when it threatens to reveal a truth too ugly to stomach.

Bill Clinton has endorsed the idea of “reaching out” and “dialoguing” with Iran and Syria to “get a regional solution” to the Iraq problem.

This is not how you get people, or countries, to behave. Do we really need to employ the schoolyard bully example again? Do we really need to remind Democrats that only after you kick his ass does a guy become your best friend?

When a classmate called someone “Jewboy” in front of my husband in ninth grade, my husband physically put that classmate in his place. The kid quickly lost interest in being a budding anti-Semite, and he and my husband became fast friends.

We shouldn’t expect any compliance from Iran or Syria until we’ve done something analogous to that. And if you don’t believe it applies to countries, just look at Germany after WWII and England after the couple of wars we unleashed on it. Then there’s always the example of the Japanese: we nuked them, and now all they want to do is make money and snap pictures at Disneyland. And they still get to oppress their women. This is a great example to the Muslim world: you can Westernize and still keep the bitches down.

Meanwhile, CNN.com reports that Senators John Kerry and Christopher Dodd met with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Wednesday and “challenged Syria’s government to play a more constructive role in the region.”

One wonders if we could start with a less destructive role first? After all, isn’t asking Syria to play a more constructive role in the region sort of like asking Michael Jackson to help reform a troubled daycare center? Or asking Bill Clinton to help reform Congress’s internship program?

In turning down an invitation to debate Alan Dershowitz at Brandeis University, the AP reported, Carter said “that the school’s debate request is proof that many in the United States are unwilling to hear an alternative view on the nation’s most taboo foreign policy issue, Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory.”

The senility exposed by this statement aside (namely, defining a debate as censorship), one wonders if anti-Israel rioting and Jew-beating on university campuses don’t count. Indeed, the “alternative” view is quite prevalent in the U.S.:

From the New York Daily News:

In classrooms, teach-ins, interviews and published works, dozens of academics are said to be promoting an I-hate-Israel agenda, embracing the ugliest of Arab propaganda, and teaching that Zionism is the root of all evil in the Mideast.

In three weeks of interviews, numerous students told the Daily News they face harassment, threats and ridicule merely for defending the right of Israel to survive.

From John Podhoretz in the NY Post, 2002:

A man wearing a Jewish ritual skullcap was severely beaten on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley. Students and faculty attending religious services at the Berkeley Hillel, the Jewish meeting house, were pelted with rotten eggs. The Hillel house itself has been defaced with graffiti.

The worst incident happened last week at San Francisco State University, where there is clearly no division between anti-Israel political sentiment and naked anti-Semitism. Demonstrations against Israel have been a daily occurrence there for months, and the rhetoric on campus has taken a literally medieval anti-Semitic turn.

Laurie Zoloth, a professor at San Francisco State University, put it bluntly and powerfully in a widely circulated e-mail: “I cannot fully express what it feels like to have to walk across campus daily, past posters of cans of soup with labels on them of drops of blood and dead babies, labeled ‘canned Palestinian children meat, slaughtered according to Jewish rites.’ ”

…In an account confirmed by other witnesses, Laurie Zoloth described the disgusting denouement following a “Peace in the Middle East” rally sponsored by the SFSU Hillel.

A group of students, numbering around 50, had remained to chant afternoon prayers. At that moment, “Counter demonstrators poured into the plaza, screaming at the Jews to ‘Get out or we will kill you’ and ‘Hitler did not finish the job.’ I turned to the police and to every administrator I could find and asked them to remove the counter demonstrators from the plaza, to maintain the separation of 100 feet that we had been promised. The police told me that they had been told not to arrest anyone . . .

“The police could do nothing more than surround the Jewish students and community members who were now trapped in a corner of the plaza, grouped under the flags of Israel, while an angry, out of control mob, literally chanting for our deaths, surrounded us. . . . There was no safe way out of the Plaza. We had to be marched back to the Hillel House under armed S.F. police guard, and we had to have a police guard remain outside Hillel.”

And from John Leo, 2002:

Consider some signs of the times: a pig’s head left at the door of the Hillel building at Indiana University, swastikas on a Jewish structure at the University of Colorado, a Hillel center window smashed at the University of California at Berkeley and “F— the Jews” written on the building.

At the University of California at San Diego, an annual “Anti-Zionism Week” (recently given the more upscale name, “From Oppression to Liberation Week”) is supported by student fees. “Very, very anti-Semitic stuff” circulates on the San Diego campus, one Jewish student said, including the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and a fake Talmudic quotation giving permission for Jewish males to violate any non-Jewish female over the age of 3. At the University of Chicago, a Jewish student group said, “Jews are being mistreated and intimidated on campus … anti-Semitism has been made acceptable, even fashionable, by a long process of academic delegitimizing of Israel and Judaism.”

Chris Silver, co-chair of the Israel Action Committee at Berkeley, said something similar: “There is a lot of anti-Semitism that goes on here separate from the massive amount of anti-Israel sentiment that can be found in every department and in every classroom.” (Off-campus, too. Amiri Baraka, New Jersey’s poet laureate, is in the news for anti-Semitism again, this time for some doggerel implicating Jews in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.)

And of course there’s the consistent, daily, one-sided reporting by all but a handful of media outlets, something that Honest Reporting keeps extensive track of, plus all the anti-war rallies in recent years, which equate Israel with Nazism.

Indeed, one might go so far as to say that Carter’s “dissenting” view is the prevailing one. But when one’s real objection to occupation by Jews is their occupation of any space on this earth at all, this fact could get lost on a person. Or perhaps Carter just wants there to be more discussion about why beating and/or killing Jews makes sense.

Then again, Carter’s “independent” voice could have more to do with his being in the employ of wealthy Arab sheikhs, dictators and terrorists. He’s being paid to think what he thinks and to spread that thinking, making him the modern-day Joseph Goebbels.

That Carter has come to disguise it less and less the closer he gets to his deathbed is a godsend, lest the very recent perception of him as the “dignified” and “best ex-president” be sustained to the point of his getting a state funeral when he finally croaks — something that’s looking less and less likely to happen to this plagiarist, liar, America-hater and bigot.

Carter said his book’s title was meant to spur debate, but when he is given the opportunity to defend the work, he reminds us that this is Jimmy Carter, the Sunday school sermonizer who is above any discussion and only talks at folks, not with them.

To his credit, Carter did issue a letter to American Jews amid the controversy over his book’s title, “sympathiz[ing] with Israelis who fear terrorism,” as the AP reported. In other words, “I know you’re scared. But it only hurts for a second. Don’t resist; you’ll only make things harder for yourself.”

John Conyers and other Democrats have criticized Jimmy Carter’s latest anti-Semitic screed, Palestine: Peace not Apartheid. Conyers has gotten kudos for saying that the use of the word apartheid “does not serve the cause of peace, and the use of it against the Jewish people in particular, who have been victims of the worst kind of discrimination, discrimination resulting in death, is offensive and wrong.”

I caught my own heart as it started to melt from these friendly words, and reminded myself of what I’d written when Mel Gibson’s critics gave prominent play to his anti-Semitism: that it’s a useful tactic for the anti-”Zionist” Left. Namely, when someone exposes his or her Jewish problem a bit too blatantly, and it threatens to expose one’s own issues with the Jews — or let’s call it Israel — he or she pounces on the culprit and distances oneself from his words, and from one’s own anti-Semitism.

This way, the next time his group hosts a public forum where people testify and pass out literature that Israel was behind 9/11 and the Iraq War, Conyers can prove to us all that he is no anti-Semite: “Me? An anti-Semite? Don’t forget I came down hard on Carter!”

But Carter is indeed the Left’s innards. For he is the penultimate Leftist. He is the caricature that embodies the humanitarian, the peacenik, the champion of the poor, the do-gooder, the Arabist, the America-second-and-the-rest-of-the-world-first, the commie-lover, the quintessential “liberal” and yes, the anti-Semite. I’ve called Democrats/leftists “the Europeans within,” since they always point to Europe as an example of how America ought to do things. Notice that the Jew-loathing Europeans aren’t exactly right-wingers.

The unabashed anti-Semite Carter, who during his 1980 reelection campaign said “If I get back in, I’m going to f–k the Jews” — is what the inside of a leftist looks like. He is that ugly little man stomping his feet and clenching his fists at the Jews. Those lefties who aren’t helping make Carter’s book a bestseller are keeping their heads low during this latest Carterfest — again, because they feel exposed.

From FrontPageMag.com:

Carter has singled out “representatives of Jewish organizations” in the media as the prime culprits behind his poor reviews and “university campuses with high Jewish enrollment” as the main obstacle to forthright debate about his book on American universities.

Palestine: Peace not Apartheid is Carter’s Mein Kampf which, along with Protocols of the Elders of Zion, is a bestseller in his favorite region (and in Croatia). In parallel, Carter’s Kampf is a bestseller among Liberals here. Not surprising, if you recall the Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll earlier this year that found that only 39% of Democrats support Israel.

Rosalynn must be so proud.

In a related incident, a Pittsburgh reader describes what he calls a shocking episode at a Wednesday luncheon get-together of former private-sector rocket scientists:

One of my colleagues opined that Jimmeh’s new book was good and that he was sincere in what he said. I replied that one could sincerely believe something that was patently false but that would not make it true. I continued that I believe him to be a liar and a person consumed by hatred.

I overheard a comment in the background to the effect that I must be one of “them neoconservatives.” All this is funny, because I am Catholic, not Jewish.

This incident crystalizes for me the final, heretofore unpeeled layer of the loaded word “neocon”, which I devoted an Opinion Journal article to in my attempt to pin it down. Now I realize that in addition to being code for Jew bastard (depending on who’s saying it), “neocon” also applies to Jew-sympathizers. So if you are a non-Jew, like my Catholic reader above, and are called a “neoconservative” for your views, you’re being called a kike lover — often by someone who would never, ever use the k-word.

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