Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Post

What a glorious first day of fall!

What's in the news?

Ask yourselves: would the Palestinians truly be happy with a state of their own? Not with leaders like this:

Israelis reacted coolly on Friday to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s UN quest for statehood, and some said his impassioned speech at the United Nations had only harmed the chances of peace.

Telling the UN General Assembly he wanted peaceful relations with Israel, Abbas painted a bleak picture of life for ordinary Palestinians under occupation.

Israeli analysts said his words would not create an environment of trust conducive to fruitful negotiations.

He blamed Israel for all the Palestinian problems and it showed that bilateral talks now cannot be resumed,” said Uzi Rabi, a professor at Tel Aviv University and a Middle East analyst.

There is no "Israeli occupation" and the lot of life for the average Palestinian under Hamas is abysmal. Give the Palestinians whatever strip of land you want and they will still be poor and under the thumb of terrorist dictators.

"The rich must pay their fair share." Okay. Start with yourself, Mr. Obama, and your supporters. Pay your fair share.

Benedict XVI's visit to his German homeland is not without a laughable source of intellectual dissonance:

The reasons behind this have been expressed in various publications. The pope is the “head of the only explicitly anti-democratic state in Europe”; the Vatican “cooperated closely with German and Italian fascists” in the past; the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which Ratzinger headed for many years, is “the successor of the Inquisition, which in the Middle Ages was responsible for the persecution of witches”; and the position of the Catholic Church is anti-sex, anti-woman and homophobic while its stance on condom use in the era of AIDS is “criminal.”
No, when it comes to rabble-rousing, there’s really no difference here at all. German leftists stir up fears about Catholicism in almost the exact same way that right-wing populists do against Islam …
Criticizing religion is fine, but damning Catholicism while at the same time denouncing critics of Islam reeks of hypocrisy.

Don't worry, Germans. When the Muslims include your bauhaus staat of lazy liberal tolerance, you won't have time to complain about women's issues or child abuse. It simply won't be allowed.

I don't believe for one minute people truly care about women's rights, child abuse OR the Church itself. The Church is an easy target and a staunch bastion of traditional morality in a world which has forgotten it. How it must aggravate liberals!

Somewhat related (the anti-Catholic troll's comments are so worth laughing at):

Reached in Caraquet on Wednesday afternoon, Gionet declined an interview. He did, however, provide a written statement.

In a letter in French he provided to the
The Daily Gleaner, Gionet wrote the sermon was about the destruction of the church and the need to seek forgiveness for past sins:

"I said: ... 'Today,
it is we Catholics who are destroying our Catholic Church. We need only look at the number of abortions among Catholics, look at the homosexuals, and ourselves.' (That's when I pointed at my chest - through that action I wanted to say, we the priests) and I continued saying: We are destroying our church ourselves. And that's when I said that those were the words expressed by Pope John Paul II. At that point, in the St-Leolin church only, I added: We can add to that the practice of watching 'gay' parades, we are encouraging this evil ... What would you think of someone who seeing what was happening on (Sept.) 11, 2001, the crumbling of the towers, had begun clapping? We must not encourage evil, whatever form it takes."

(hat tip)

Sit back and have a laugh. What comes around goes around, squealer:

The autobiography of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to be released Thursday despite efforts by the Australian anti-secrecy campaigner to suppress the book, its British publisher said.

Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autobiography reportedly includes his first direct comments on allegations of rape in Sweden that led to the former computer hacker fighting an extradition battle in Britain.

Publisher Canongate said Wednesday it was the first draft of Mr. Assange's autobiography as delivered to them in March, and they were going ahead with publication, despite his attempts to prevent them.

It's a good thing schools are jumping right into anti-bullying programs instead of math:

Canada's public schools are doing a poor job of teaching basic math skills and shortchanging a generation of children, says a study by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.

The study concludes that public schools need to go back to basics with math education, stressing memorization on fundamentals such as multiplication tables versus the current system that is more exploratory and discoverybased, placing emphasis on the child to try different instructional techniques that are "in vogue" right now.

After all, who needs math or anything else people can use in their lives?

We've devalued human life to such an extent that even the parents will openly admit in court that they hate their son and wished he wasn't born. Read and be disgusted:

It seems that Ana Mejia and Rodolfo Santana, the parents of a young disabled boy named Bryan Santana, have received a $4.5-million court victory over a doctor and ultrasound technician they accused of malpractice.

What makes this story uniquely disturbing is the alleged offense of the two medical professionals.  According to the Palm Beach Post, "[the parents] claimed they would have never have brought Bryan into the world had they known about his horrific disabilities ... the West Palm Beach couple said they would have terminated the pregnancy."  In other words, since Bryan was born with only one limb, his life isn't worth as much as it would be if he had all of them.  Therefore, the doctor and ultrasound tech are responsible for Bryan being alive rather than in a trash bin, and so they should have to pay for him.

The $4.5-million decision is half of what the parents requested, allegedly to help pay for Bryan's lifetime medical costs.  That two individuals could be so shameless as to even publicly attach their names to a lawsuit of this nature, that our court system would even hear such a case, and that a jury of citizens would disgracefully reward the plaintiffs with anything but a callous lecture on their own moral degeneracy amount to a shocking commentary on how far our culture has fallen in terms of its respect for the value of human life.

Someone wears their iron guts on the outside:

A woman-hating piece of trash is just that: a woman-hating piece of trash.  This is your typical leftist male pig who thinks proper decorum is shouting slurs about women to even younger women. There is no justification for it unless you are a social and emotional retard the way that guy is.

And now, cat vs. dinosaur: the fight of the century.

No comments: