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Denmark sells out

legoRemember the Danes, how they saved the vast majority of Danish Jews during the Holocaust, whose number one export was once moral courage? Well, not anymore:

A number of school administrators have come forth in recent days to confirm that they recommend Jewish children should not enrol at their schools….

On Monday, headmaster Olav Nielsen of Humlehave School in Odense publicly admitted he would refuse Jewish parents’ wish to place their child at his school….

Other headmasters have now come forth to support Nielsen’s position, adding that they are putting the child’s safety first.

Well there goes centuries of rigorous liberal thought!! But remember, kids, this is anti-Zionism, so it’s okay, as it only assumes 45% of Jewry is responsible for everything bad that has ever happened.

Filed under: Politics,

Haha Iran makes same mistake twice

Juan Cole explains why Khatami’s second time around will also accomplish nothing:

Khatami has many flaws. He is at base a Khomeinist and so supports a regime that has a poor record on human rights. He may have high principles himself, but so far he has been relatively ineffectual in getting them implemented. His unwillingness to risk a crisis by pushing hard liners too far may contribute to social peace, but it also gives the hard liners a veto on reform.

All this election will do is give some legitimacy to the regime, which has suffered from very low voter turnout recently. By voting for a proven incompetent quasi-liberals, all Iranian liberals will do is put themselves backward. If you are reading this and can vote in Iran, don’t. Then read this guy.

Filed under: Politics,

Big Labor

Tula Connell of the AFL-CIO explains:

What do Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have in common? They both oppose provisions in the economic recovery package that would ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent on products that are made in America-to the maximum extent possible.

This bizarre brand of left-revanchism continues to undermine my hopes that Obama and the Hill Dems can actually make progress on the most important issue of our time, Climate Change. If this kind of meaningless crap can get the great unwashed of the Midwest to start fighting against the Green movement, the Democrats won’t have the spine to stand up to them.

While I was volunteering with an enviromnental organization last year, the union-industry reps came in and gave us all oxymoronic hats and t-shirts. Interestingly, these “Clean Coal” products were all made in China.

[UPDATE: It appears America’s Power is actually just industry science-deniers, no labor involved. But I still am worried that labor will be more AFL, less CIO.]

Filed under: L'Ecologie, Politics

hipster zeitgeist

Carles captures the spirit of the times:

Are yall scared about ‘getting older’ and ‘losing ur swagger’?
What r u doing 2 deal with ‘growin up’ or r u ‘just gonna die young or live 4ever’?

I’m pretty sure I’ll die before I’m forty. Sure, I eat well and don’t do drugs or alco-pops, but for some reason I woke up with heartburn this morning. I’m hoping I die at 29 so I can be like Percy Bysshe Shelley, only without the free luvs (gross).

Filed under: Miscella

Mah Fave Quotez

“Let others complain that the times are wicked. I complain that they are paltry; for they are without passion.”
-Kierkegaard

“In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.'”
-George Orwell

“After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.”
-Spock

“The two pioneering forces of modern sensibility are Jewish moral seriousness and homosexual aestheticism and irony.”
-Susan Sontag

“I don’t might straight people so long as they act gay in public.”
-Nate Davis

“An artificial appropriation of different styles from different eras, the hipster represents the end of Western civilization – a culture lost in the superficiality of its past and unable to create any new meaning.”
-Douglas Haddow (ostensibly not a hipster)

Filed under: Miscella

Congress source of all problems in ME, too!

Remember how moderate (i.e. non-Southern Republican and AFL-CIO-bankrolled rustbelt Democratic) senators are taking everything that might actually stimulate the economy and fight climate change out of the stimulus package and stuffing its fallen corpse with pork and tax cuts for Rockefellers, then putting Gingrich on the teevee to explain that the inverse is somehow true? Well, as M.J. Rosenberg explains, Congress is also responsible for the fact that Jews and Arabs are still killing each other, instead of creating amazing fusion dishes.

But a President cannot do the job alone. He needs the American people behind him, and he needs Congress. Unfortunately, Congress tends to view the Israeli-Palestinian conflict not so much as a problem but rather as a cash cow for fundraising. Democrats, Republicans, liberals and conservatives tend to come together as one when it comes to telling the pro-Israel community what it thinks we want to hear (and will reward).

He basically analyzes the Israeli election very thoroughly from an American perspective, highly recommended reading.

Filed under: Politics,

Eco-terrorist still at large

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America’s own Osama bin Laden, Tim DeChristopher of Salt Lake, whose “monkey-wrenching” prevented our great nation from harnessing its vast energy resources, is happy with Obama’s latest edict, which, in effect, nullifies ten thousand years of American history.

“That’s excellent. That’s wonderful,” DeChristopher said Wednesday of Salazar’s move. “That’s the kind of strong stance we need our leaders to be taking.”

Well, your “strong stance” is actually an act of terrorism, and the ecofascists who now occupy our great nation are actively promoting this kind of behavior, so I don’t see any courage in it. But DeChristopher may yet be brought to justice:

It remained unknown Wednesday how the lease cancellations might affect DeChristopher’s potential prosecution on federal charges that could result from his auction actions, which he called an act of civil disobedience. Salazar would not comment on DeChristopher, deferring to U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman in Salt Lake City.

[Salt Lake Tribune]

Filed under: L'Ecologie,

Ecofascists obstruct progress in our state!

The wheels of industry have come to a standstill following a recent, borderline socialistic action from our new president, B-Boy Obama, and his Ed Abbey knock-off in chief, Ken Salazar:

In a high-profile reversal of the Bush administration, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday the government is scrapping the lease of 77 parcels of federal land for oil and gas drilling in Utah’s redrock country.

It’s just this kind of eco-terrorism that is threatening our way of life. When the Ecofascists tell us that eating five meals of nothing but steak a day and incinerating down the entire nation of Zambia are bad for the environment (it’s not, Rush said so), they are ignoring the fact that it is our right, as Americans, to rape and pillage God’s creation for shits, giggles, and moneys. Pretty soon they’ll tell me I can’t have bonfires in my backyard or poach bald eagles.

[AP]

Filed under: L'Ecologie

Facebook is five, but will it survive until puberty?

The internets are buzzing with the purely numerological news-item that Face-book is now five years auld. Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg’s days are numbered and “the toughest challenge is yet to come.” Observe:

However, the next five years look a lot tougher for Facebook. The honeymoon period is well and truly over, and there is anecdotal evidence, at least, that “Facebook fatigue” is setting in with some users. The greatest difficulty the website faces is “user stickiness” – remaining sufficiently dynamic, interesting and relevant to retain its members.

It’s easy– get rid of those boorish prudes from high school who never log on, and when they do, it’s only to post pictures of the prudish escapades they are getting themselves into in Provo or Logan or wherever the hell they are. Then get rid of “poking” and hire Farhad Manjoo to fix everything, because he is the uber-geek.

[Telegraph]

Filed under: Miscella

Clean Air Act increased CO2

That’s what we’re beginning to realize, according to a recent post at Grist:

Suppose you want your kids to eat healthier. Which is the more effective approach? (a) Tell them they can only have one scoop of ice cream with dinner, or; (b) Tell them their meal cannot exceed 10 percent ice cream?

Option A clearly limits their ice cream consumption. Option B most likely leads to fat kids, who quickly figure out that if they can scarf down a few more bites of spaghetti, they’ll get a pro rata increase in their ice cream allowance. The Clean Air Act takes the fat kid approach.

Some pretty amazing wonkish blibbering is found throughout the piece. Reading it is a great investment of your time.

Filed under: L'Ecologie,