Monthly Archives: November 2015

Running: Sat, 21 Nov 2015 15:46:02

Shortcutted after a cactus jumped out in front of my foot..walked the rest of it

The perfect gift for any moonbats you know

 

hitler-che-laundry-tshirt-white-510x600Found this in an image search, then went looking for the site that sells them:

My Che Shirt is in the Laundry (Hitler) T-Shirt | The Secret Labs of A.B. Dada

As long as you’re going to wear a t-shirt promoting a communist murderer of many, why stop at just Che Guevara?

On bad analogies and false equivalence

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Ratbert is your average Farcebook-meme-propagating regressive, it would seem:

No, the Muslims Fleeing Syria Aren’t Like the Jews Escaping Nazi Germany

Among politicians and their clingers-on, journalists, nothing takes hold like a bad historical analogy. Thus as politicians — 29 governors chief among them — call for a halt to our Syrian-refugee-resettlement program on the grounds that it might be exploited as a conduit for terrorists, pundits are invoking the plight of Jewish refugees fleeing Adolf Hitler’s Germany in an effort to soften American hearts. The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank wrote Monday, “This growing cry to turn away people fleeing for their lives brings to mind the SS St. Louis, the ship of Jewish refugees turned away from Florida in 1939,” while his colleague Ishaan Tharoor contended: “Today’s 3-year-old Syrian orphan, it seems, is 1939’s German Jewish child.” Meanwhile, a Daily Kos headline shouts: “Replace ‘Syrian’ with ‘Jewish’ and we’re back to 1939.”

This is prima facie nonsense, which should be obvious from the terms being compared: Jews, an ethnic group, with Syrians, a national one. An honest, apples-to-apples comparison would line up German Jews and Syrian Muslims — the relevant ethnic group within the relevant political entity. But do this, and the failure of the analogy becomes clear.

The first, and most obvious, difference: There was no international conspiracy of German Jews in the 1930s attempting to carry out daily attacks on civilians on several continents. No self-identifying Jews in the early 20th century were randomly massacring European citizens in magazine offices and concert halls, and there was no “Jewish State” establishing sovereignty over tens of thousands of square miles of territory, and publicly slaughtering anyone who opposed its advance. Among Syrian Muslims, there is. The vast majority of Syrian Muslims are not party to these strains of radicalism and violence, but it would be dangerous to suggest that they do not exist, or that our refugee-resettlement program need not take account of them.

QFT

“The other thing people noticed is that Obama gave his typical bloodless ‘I’d rather be golfing’ sort of listless drone about the dead of Paris and his alleged enemies in ISIS, but then, as usual, became interested and emotionally engaged when he was asked about his real enemies, Republicans and Americans.

Ace

Feds Push Back Against Governors Refusing Syrian Refugees

State officials can jam the gears to slow down the flow of “terrorgees,” and they should:

Feds Push Back Against Governors Refusing Syrian Refugees

Governors don’t have any real control over the federal government’s decision to accept and place Syrian refugees — but they could frustrate the efforts of federal officials to do so, administration officials acknowledged on Tuesday.

Over the past 48 hours, more than half of the nation’s governors have called for a halt to allowing Syrian refugees into the country for now, a response to this past weekend’s terrorist attacks in Paris that left more than 120 people dead.