HOW ABOUT A STIFF ONE?

How ‘you get this guy impeached?

juwannadoright

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!

This is not going to be a post about famous Anthony Wiener quote(s).  Are there any?

Oh yes, “I got over my bad behavior.”  Now there’s one for the books.

This post is going to be dedicated to demon rum.  Which brings to mind a joke that a friend sent me the other day.

“A lawyer, an illegal alien, a pathological liar, a Muslim, a Communist and a black guy walk into a bar.

The bartender looks up and says, “What’ll it be, Mr. President.”

You probably figured out the punch line when you came to “pathological liar”.  So forgive me.  I’m just reporting the joke as I received it.

But the truth is, there’s nothing really funny about that story if you think that someone (other than the black guy part) with just one of those descriptors is ruining running the USA, and apparently…

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Israel’s Borders

PA Pundits - International

caruba_alan20080111By Alan Caruba ~AA - Map of Israel

When you look at a map of the Middle East, one of the smallest nations is Israel. With the exception of Jordan, it is surrounded by enemies with Lebanon and Syria to the north and Egypt to the south. The Gaza strip, controlled by Hamas, has been a staging ground for rockets and the disputed West Bank, known in ancient times as Judea and Samaria, has both Israeli settlements and is home to Fatah, the other Palestinian faction.

The Israelis are famous for their internal disputes about how to deal with the Palestinians and respond to the likes of Hezbollah to the north. Secretary of State John Kerry has been expending a lot of time and energy to getting the Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table, but if he expects the former to return to their 1967 borders, he is smoking some serious dope. If he…

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Scottish Jewish-Muslim anti-racist solidarity

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is called Anti-fascist Demo Against EDL & SDL 25 Feb 2012 Glasgow.

Another video used to say about itself:

EDL / SDL Nazi Salutes in Glasgow

Nov 25, 2009

Just 70 supporters of an English Defence League off-shoot called the Scottish (sic) Defence League marched in Glasgow on 14 Nov 2009, and were opposed by 1,500 Anti-Fascists from a broad coalition of community, political, religious, trades union and civil-rights groups, marching under the banner of Scotland United.

By Rory MacKinnon in Scotland:

Jews stand in solidarity with Muslims against fascist SDL

Tuesday 30 July 2013

Edinburgh’s Jews will not stand by while fascists threaten their Muslim neighbours, a leading figure in the capital’s faith community said today.

Sukkat Shalom chairman Norman Crane offered words of support today after the city’s council said it would let the far-right Scottish Defence League march down the Royal Mile next month.

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Israeli victim of a pre-Oslo prisoner: “If he is released, I will no longer be able to live”

Below is an op-ed that was published recently in Yediot Ahronot by Adi Moses, who was injured when she was 8 years old in a Palestinian terrorist attack in which her pregnant mother and 5-year-old brother were burned alive. (It was translated into English by Daniel Seaman, and originally posted byTom Gross, who granted us permission to repost it here.) 

“You know the story of my family. In 1987 a terrorist threw a firebomb at the car my family was travelling in. He murdered my mother and my brother Tal, and injured my father, my brother, his friend and myself. It is a story you know. But… Me, you do not really know. I was 8 years old when this happened.

While my father was rolling me in the sand to extinguish my burning body, I looked in the direction of our car and watched as my mother…

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Editor jailed for seven years and sentenced to 600 LASHES after starting Free Saudi Liberals website

iranaware

  • Raif Badawi was accused of cyber crime and disobeying his father
  • He set up the website Free Saudi Liberals to disclose role of religion
  • Judge also ordered that the site should be closed down

By Mail Foreign Service

The editor of a Saudi Arabian social website has been sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes for founding an Internet forum that violates Islamic values and propagates liberal thought, Saudi media reported on Tuesday.

Raif Badawi, who started the ‘Free Saudi Liberals’ website to discuss the role of religion in Saudi Arabia, has been held since June 2012 on charges of cyber crime and disobeying his father – a crime in the conservative kingdom and top U.S. ally.

Al-Watan newspaper said the judge had also ordered the closure of the website.

France was concerned by the sentence and remained committed to ‘freedom of opinion and of expression’, the foreign…

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What are BBC audiences being told about ME talks?

BBC Watch

The July 30th edition of BBC News website’s Middle East page promotes a filmed report entitled “Why Mid-East peace talks now?” in two of its sections. 

Bell MEPT

Bell MEPT filmed

Contrary to the impression viewers might receive, this report by Bethany Bell was not made for CBeebies, but was broadcast on BBC television news programmes aimed at adult audiences.

Bell informs her audiences that:

“The Americans are worried that time is running out for peace as more Jewish settlements are built on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank.” [emphasis added]

The jaded chimera of “time running out for peace” is of course an empty cliché which has been repeatedly promoted by assorted actors for over two decades, but apparently that fact does not stop the BBC’s new Jerusalem correspondent from offering up her own particular contribution to the altar of that myth. 

Neither does it seem that Ms Bell is particularly…

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Dutch godwit flies to Sierra Leone

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This black-tailed godwit video says about itself:

Limosa limosa displaying and mating….

Eemnes, Holland 08-04-2012.

Translated from Dutch ornithologists Gerrit Gerritsen and Theunis Piersma:

Dutch godwit Nouakchott improves distance record

Post published by BirdLife Netherlands on July 31, 2013

Nouakchott is a black-tailed godwit with a transmitters of the ‘Kening fan’ e Greide’ project. This female godwit from Egmondermeer (North Holland) was recorded on July 27, 2013 in Sierra Leone, a record distance of 5400 kilometers from her nesting area.

After successful breeding and adding weight for migration in North Holland and a stopover in Coto Doñana (Spain), Nouakchott left on July 14, 2013 from southern Spain. On 15 July she was recorded over the southern border of Morocco. Like many other godwits, after passing the Sahara, she made a stopover in the wetlands of northern Senegal. She stayed there for about three days and…

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THE MANNING CASE: lessons States never learn, and politicians don’t even think about

The Slog

Why Bradley Manning is worth more than any movement we have in Britain.

The Bradley Manning case is an interesting one, because it involves the clash of two very important principles: giving your word, and doing your duty.

Seventy years on, we salute Von Stauffenberg for paying with his life by trying to kill Hitler at the Wolfschanze with a bomb. But Stauffenberg had given an oath of allegiance to his Führer ten years earlier, so he also had to break his word – something which, to a Prussian staff officer, was unthinkable.

Those Nazi officers who turned up alive at Nuremberg in 1946 were, in the main, hanged. “But I voss only obeyink ordass” fell into the language as a standing joke about Germans. Now the American legal system is effectively saying it will bang Manning up for 130 years for doing what Von Stauffenberg did. Were another President…

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