Sunday, September 29, 2013

Laser gun

What about ranges of, say, two miles? 
-- or maybe from 50,000 feet to Beijing?


So, a lot of folks are talking about last night’s season premiere of Saturday Night Live and its skit on Obama’s sell of Obamacare.  Many are commenting that it mocks Obamacare.  I’m not sure I really saw it entirely the same way.

Check it out for yourself: ( Legal Insurrection)

To set the scene for those of you who don’t feel like watching the video, several “regular Americans” are invited to approach the podium as Obama speaks to an audience to try and sell the Affordable Care Act.

The first is a woman who gleefully says she is psyched for Obamacare because now she can get sick as much as she wants.  Another is a father who laments that Obama has made sure that his slacker adult son, who has pinched a nerve in a porn-viewing “accident,” will never have to lift a finger to get health insurance, thanks to Obama.  He rushes off exclaiming, “Chris Christie in ’16!”

The skit then makes a quick slam on Ted Cruz’s quasi-filibuster, citing Dr. Seuss lines and demanding a government shutdown.  Parody Cruz is escorted off the stage by security as he yells, “Horton may hear a who, but the only thing I’m hearing right now is Socialism!!!”

An iPhone customer jumps to the podium to decry that her new phone broke and hasn’t been fixed.  Parody Obama says, “I believe you’re confusing Obamacare with AppleCare,” to which she responds, “either way, happened on your watch.”

An ER doctor then complains that if people in this country would just “stop putting stuff up their butts,” we’d save  ....  [Full-
Legal Insurrection]

I think the people asking the lead question are the very dullards who rely on The Daily Show and SNL for political guidence. 

James J. Martin

Revisionist History Has a Place- Sometimes

But not here
By the by, recent correspondence with Skoonj led from a Diana West thing to Pearl Harbor: Antecedents, Background and Consequences by James J. Martin. I then chipped in with  Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor. But that's not what this is about. 

James J. Martin is known as a "history revisionist;" not always a pejorative.  It means, here, that when he found the facts to be otherwise than the story, he went after it.  Were he alive today, he'd be going nuts trying to square things.*

One problem I do have with Martin is that later in life he became a Holocaust "denier."  Not really claiming that death camps didn't exist, but "I don't believe that the evidence of a planned extermination of the entire Jewish population of Europe is holding up." 

Cynical as I've become about some aspects of the subject— e.g., If Gypsies controlled America's media,  we would have a Gypsy Holocaust Museum,  and endless documentaries on the Hiller channels about them being hunted down and murdered. So, it becomes a matter of scale in that respect; but I simply cannot get my head around any argument that claims the "Jewish Holocaust" did not occur as a matter of policy.  Plan "A." or not. I'll call it a mid-life brain-fart, and let it go. 
* James J. Martin died in 2004.  Many think over the media adulation being  poured  upon a nondescript Kenyan-born dope dealer,  and race-hustler from Chicago,  who was running for the US Senate!  He accepted that he could no longer keep up with media manipulation of the truth, and lost his will to live. 

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Sex Jihad


News emerged a few weeks ago in Arabic media that yet another fatwa had called on practicing Muslim women to travel to Syria and offer their sexual services to the jihadis fighting to overthrow the secularist Assad government and install Islamic law. Reports attribute the fatwa to Saudi sheikh Muhammad al-’Arifi, who, along with other Muslim clerics earlier permitted jihadis to rape Syrian women.

Muslim women prostituting themselves in this case is being considered a legitimate jihad because such women are making sacrifices—their chastity, their dignity—in order to help apparently sexually-frustrated jihadis better focus on the war to empower Islam in Syria.

And it is prostitution—for they are promised payment, albeit in the afterlife. The Koran declares that “Allah has purchased of the believers their persons [their bodies] and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain (Yusuf Ali trans. 9:111).

On the basis of this fatwa, several young Tunisian Muslim girls traveled to Syria to be “sex-jihadis.” Video interviews of distraught parents bemoaning their daughters’ fates are on the Internet, including one of a father and mother holding a picture of their daughter: “She’s only 16—she’s only 16! They brainwashed her!” pleads the father. [Full]

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