Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Post

On Week-End Eve.

Montreal police should have been Israeli-soldier-blow-to-the-face on these punks:

Scores of people were arrested Friday as Montreal students continued their 10-week-long protest against a planned $325-a-year tuition fee hike.

Students demonstrated outside a job fair for Quebec’s Plan Nord — a major initiative to develop the province’s north — and at least one student was reported injured after clashes with riot police, who used tear gas to disperse the crowd....

Students are protesting the government’s plan to raise tuition fees by $325 a year over five years. Even with the increases, the cost of education in Quebec will be among the lowest in the country.

When I was a student, I would have loved to have had so low student fees. Quebec students should remember that when the subsidisation they so love is gone for good.

Idiocy: as bad as drug use and most likely the cause of it. Just read this:

I have many photoshop brush sets and one of them contains  brushes which follow the precise pattern of Mr Zimmerman’s wounds. If these photos and Mr Zimmerman’s word are your evidence for the idea that “there likely was a physical altercation” before Zimmerman shot an unarmed 17 year old in the chest at point blank range I suggest you find more and better evidence. I think both sets were photoshopped by two different individuals neither of whom is particularly skilled. One forgets the blood, the other forgets to photoshop the wound or the the bruising. We have an excellent mug shout of Zimmermen when he was arrested. There is no evidence of a recently broken nose either.
That said, Zimmerman instigated the violence, he was the aggressor. We have Martin’s voice screaming for help and then silenced by the gun shot just before Zimmerman shot him. It’s only ‘self defense’ no one allows Trayvon Martin that right.

Is that so?

And the idiocy doesn't stop there:

There are times when you glance at the leftist Daily Kos blog and wonder if they’re being sabotaged from the inside. Case in point: a blog titled “The fetus is a parasite.”
“Sasharusha” blogs “back to the whole fetus= parasite thing. That is how I see them. I don’t see them as cute and cuddly. I see them as terrifying and scary. I see pregnancy the same way. Here are some examples on how pregnancy is a parasitic relationship:”
The Z/E/F sucks the nutrients from the mother.
The “relationship” only benefits the fetus.
The mother’s organs and body parts become damaged.
The fetus controls the mother.
The fetus doesn’t give anything “back”.

Some people would argue that this is a form of Mutualism, which is a relationship where both the host and the parasite benefit, but how does this benefit the mother? Where is that “benefit”?

There is a reason why I don't believe we are in any way, shape or form simian-related, it's because monkeys are smarter than this. They just are.

Curious George has read more books than Daily Kos has.

(thumbs up)

Speaking of books:

On the basis of legal decisions and relatively recent traditions, Christianity and the Bible in particular are informatis non grata in Canadian schools. The reasoning behind Christianophobia derives from equity policies that strive to remove preferences accorded to what are seen as dominant, privileged forces. People familiar with the system understand that "equity" policies are not designed to create equality. If that were the case than the word Christmas would not be banned from December school "Holiday Concerts" while  celebration of Hanukkah, Eid, Diwali, and a variety on non-Christian holidays are classroom topics. Equality would not prohibit Christian school prayer while allowing school cafeterias to be converted to gender segregated mosques during class time.

So in practical terms, the goal of school Equity policies is clearly not to remove all religion from school, but to take Christianity, the dominant religious force in Canada since the nation's inception, down a peg or two while trying to raise the beliefs of oppressed minorities. At least minorities who are viewed as being in the oppressed class within the framework of the oppressor/oppressed binary equation by which radicalized education policy makers view the world.

But here's the problem with taking the Bible out of schools: you can't really understand anything about western civilization, be it history, literature, politics or culture, without a reasonable familiarity with the Old and New Testaments. Writers like Shakespeare, Melville, Dickens, Twain, C.S. Lewis, even Mordecai Richler and Margaret Atwood cannot be fully understood without familiarity with the Bible. European, and by extension, Canadian and American history, as well as the conquest of New Spain cannot be understood without knowing the religious conflicts that drove events forward, based on differing interpretations of the Bible.

Why is the love of learning so hated in the post-modern Western world? Not only is the Bible a religious text but a literary and historical one, as well. It so happens that the great works of literature, which I doubt are being taught with any gravity if at all, have threads of that text in them. It's like removing a critical piece of a jigsaw puzzle and hoping that it is not needed.

A dhimmi is someone who submits to the tyranny of Islamism. It is seen quite a bit in leftist/liberal circles where white shame and putrid dislike of the West and Catholicism have a free run.

Case in point:

 I felt like all these were coming together to prod me into doing one tiny thing, making one small statement of solidarity, justice, and unity with my Muslim sisters. I asked three of my Muslim students, one of whom wears a hijab and looks like a princess every day, to teach me how to wear one and I pledged to wear it for a week....

Sadly, my week of hijab wearing ended with me seeing a video of a Belgian Muslim politician talking about how soon Belgium will be a Muslim country in which he and others can impose Shari’a law. That coupled with the video of the man wrapping the scarf around the woman’s head and neck reinforced fear rather than encouraging any kind of unity of peoples. 

My Muslim sisters who wear the hijab are courageous in doing so in the non-hijab world. I admire that courage while, at the same time, I want to really understand why. It would be very easy for me to fall into stereotyping of them as victims of a religion that is more patriarchal than Catholicism. But stereotyping is not communicating, understanding, knowing. Therefore, I need to engage in more conversations with them, listen better, learn more.

So, Dr. Margo, will your fawning students join you in your white liberal poseur adventure into the Islamic world where not wearing a head covering would get you beaten or killed?

Why be brave when there is no risk? Or has bravery never entered the picture? I don't think it did.

(thumbs up, Sanwin, and much gratitude)

Why is it that liberals see things that just aren't there? LEGO is a toy. Relax.

The Taliban disgusted by photos of dead suicide bombers but not of the suicide bombers themselves:

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid condemned the pictures as disrespectful. In an email, he condemned both the U.S. soldiers who took the pictures and the Afghan police who also featured in them.

"We strongly condemn these occupiers and their puppets who are without culture, who are brutal and inhuman," Mujahid said.

Richness from the most inbred terrorist group known to man.

And now, possibly the coolest waffle iron ever.


MariaS said...

The Obama campaign actually sending out that beer glass/logo-like thing in emails is simply unbelievable. What has the world come down to?!

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

Desperate times demands desperate measures.

Or at least free swag.

It's the opulence that a socialist thrives on, especially when he's trying to convince people to vote for him again.