NO MORE LENA DUNHAM!!!
Wish me luck.
I don’t accuse anyone, but something called Gawker does:
Dunham didn’t invent a rapist character out of thin air, as the conservative writers have implied. [No they didn’t. They just pointed out the obvious and libelous inconsistencies in her tale of woe.] The 2012 proposal for Not That Kind of Girl recounted the same night of unwanted unprotected sex—and supplied enough specific biographical detail to identify the man being described.
His name is Philip Samuel Ungar, a 2006 graduate of Oberlin. Now 30, he’s the son of former All Things Considered host and retired Goucher College president Sanford J. Ungar. Dunham has never explicitly named him, but his biography closely aligns with her characterization of her alleged rapist—“His father was actually the former host of NPR’s All Things Considered”—in an early draft of the chapter where she describes being assaulted.
The final manuscript of Not that Kind of Girl contains a significantly altered version of Dunham’s original account. It was this modified narrative, which used a new pseudonym for the alleged rapist (“Barry’), that jump-started a months-long effort to discredit Dunham’s claims.
Again, not the claims of rape, but the claim of rapist. She all but named someone who not only didn’t rape her, but didn’t know her. Indeed, she did name him—Barry, his real name. Some may have doubted her whole story, as riddled as it was with inaccuracies and seeming lies, but I stopped short of that. I believed that a woman could be a rape victim and still behave as irrationally as Dunham did. She might have to.
But instead of the token campus Republican (wrongly) fingered for the crime, it’s now a scion of that noble elm of the liberal establishment, National Public Radio. I remember Sanford Ungar. He partnered with Noah Adams, I believe, as the humorless, all-business antidote to Adams’s soft-spoken discursiveness. I never imagined the son of an All Things Considered host as an alleged rapist. But I’m pretty naive. For all I know, Renee Montagne’s aunt is an embezzler.
Dunham doesn’t want to go after the alleged rapist, whoever he was, for personal reasons I won’t question. She went out of her way, in fact, to disguise him—in the guise of a real person innocent of the crime. (But a Republican, so guilty of other, perhaps far worse, crimes, presumably.) But I’m glad we got to the bottom of the story. I hate to think of an alleged rapist on the loose, preying on other women. When I think of his alleged come-ons—“You want to meet Robert Krulwich? I can make that happen.”—I shudder and want to burn my tote-bag. God knows what Jim Lehrer is hiding in the bags under his eyes.
I just hope Lena Dunham has found some sort of peace after her unburdening. The rest of us can’t make heads or tails of it.
Today, for the first time in my adult life, I am proud of North Korea:
Hollywood film producer Scott Rudin and Sony Pictures Chair Amy Pascal have been further embarrassed by leaked emails released as a result of the Sony hack, this time mocking President Barack Obama in a set of racist email exchanges.
On the eve of a fundraising breakfast being attended by the President at the home of DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, Pascal and Rudin went over things she could discuss with Obama while at the event in October 2013.
‘Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?’ Pascal asks Rudin, a reference to the 2012 Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained that dealt with the subject of slavery in the antebellum South.
’12 years,’ responds Rudin, referencing another slavery film, this time Steve McQueen’s 2013 Academy Award-winning work 12 Years a Slave, a very violent and brutal look at the injustice and abuse endured by the millions forced into slavery in America.
The pair then keep going, listing as many current films starring black actors as they can name, including Lee Daniels’ The Butler and two Kevin Hart movies, Think Like a Man and Ride Along.
‘I bet he likes Kevin Hart,’ says Rudin at one point.
This all come just one day after Rudin called Angelina Jolie ‘a minimally talented spoiled brat’ in emails discussing who would direct her upcoming remake of the classic film flop Cleopatra.
Ok, so Rudin’s no dummy. We’ve determined that. But he and Pascal are committed Democrat donors, intimately involved with the Hollywood elite. Love it!
To say this is racist is absurd. Lots of people liked all of the movies they named, including lots of black people, I’ll wager. Their comments are indeed mocking, but since when has mocking the president been racist? Hollywood backed this turkey the way they backed Ishtar. Maybe this is how they react in private to backing a loser.
Not to make light of a violent crime, but I’m starting to feel violated myself:
Following the book’s release, some publications, including conservative websites Breitbart and Nation Review, sought to identify the Oberlin alumnus who raped the writer, using details from the book to narrow down the list of possible attackers.
Both Brietbart and National Review were led by their research to a man named Barry, who was a prominent campus Republican when Dunham attended the institution. They looked for men named Barry, since Dunham did not explicitly state that the attacker’s name was changed, as she did for other stories in the book.
The man Breitbart identified as ‘Barry One’ (to protect his real name) vehemently denied ever meeting Dunham, and says his reputation has now been tarnished because of the book.
He told the National Review that the experience of being connected to the attack was the ‘most unfortunate coincidence of my life’.
But in the Buzzfeed article published Tuesday, Dunham confirmed that ‘Barry’ was not the name of her attacker, and that she’s sorry someone else has been falsely tied to the crime.
‘To be very clear, “Barry” is a pseudonym, not the name of the man who assaulted me, and any resemblance to a person with this name is an unfortunate and surreal coincidence. I am sorry about all he has experienced.’
Dunham went on to explain her reason for writing about the rape, saying she never meant for her rapist to be identified and she does not plan to press charges.
‘Speaking out was never about exposing the man who assaulted me. Rather, it was about exposing my shame, letting it dry out in the sun.
‘I did not wish to be contacted by him or to open a criminal investigation. I am in a loving and peaceful place in my life and I am not willing to sacrifice any more of it for this person I do not know, aside from one night I will never forget. That is my choice.’
We’re happy for you, Lena, much as we wish we’d never heard of you.
You don’t explain why you all but named a real person in your exposing your shame. Actually, you did name a real person: the above campus Republican named Barry. You named him as your rapist. You named him not in anger or in haste, but in writing and in rewriting and in editing and in galleys and finally in print—and then even on audiobook! If we had the stomach, we could hear you name a very recognizable Barry (not least because he was named Barry) as your rapist in your own voice.
Only to say never mind? That when you named your brutal assailant “Barry”, and described someone by that name, you were just letting your shame dry out in the sun? No wonder your lawyers and your publisher’s lawyers moved your hand across the page to pen this cringe-inducing apologia. Talk about reckless disregard for the truth.
I believe Lena Dunham was raped—because she says so. And if she wants to let it go, so do I. It’s her unbelievably good fortune that Barry does too. Considering her career, the “kind of girl” she has been is lucky.
Those leaked pictures of Obama working out were doubtless meant to terrify terrorists around the world. No more Mr. Nice Guy. From Community Organizer Man to the Ass Kicker.
Supporters of the Islamic extremist group ransacking Iraq were seen mocking the White House’s hashtag diplomacy with #bringbackourhumvee tweets early this morning.
Middle East and North America photo manager for the Agence France-Presse Patrick Baz said in a tweet that he had seen the #bringbackourhumvee meme on websites and twitter accounts supporting terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
The hashtag is a play on the #bringbackourgirls campaign to rescue the 276 Nigerian girls being held captive in Nigeria by Islamic militant group Boko Haram.
The Nigerian girls never were rescued despite high profile displays of support for military intervention from the first lady and celebrities like Amy Poehler.
That’s how hardened and depraved these savages are. They are immune to the charms of Amy Poehler.
She looks pissed. Once you’ve lost Hollywood, Boko Haram, you’re days are numbered. I hear Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg are in development on a script. See ya, wouldn’t want to be ya.
Really, Hugh? That might be the funniest pose you’ve ever taken. Well, second funniest:
Both are explicit attempts at fitting in, but only one has any force behind it.
Especially the wrong hashtag!
A Boko Haram video emerged Monday purportedly showing some of the kidnapped Nigerian girls in Muslim headdresses and the terror group’s leader declaring they have converted to Islam.
The video released by French news agency, Agence France-Presse, was shot in a nondescript area of a bush and showed about 100 girls.
In the 27-minute footage, the terror group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, says he’s willing to exchange the schoolgirls for Boko Haram prisoners.
It shows girls dressed in black and gray hijabs and reciting the Quran as they make Islamic declarations of faith. Shekau appears in a separate part of the video, but never with the girls.
“Praise be to Allah, the lord of the world,” the girls chant in the video.
The ball’s in your court, Kim Kardashian. What next, Sean Penn? My suggestion: if the girls are to be sold as slaves and child brides (no difference in that strain of Islam), all you smug celebs should drop your Sharpies and pick up your checkbooks and buy yourself a dozen Nigerian girls. What you do with them is your business… though you might want to take this advice:
There’s going to be a very angry 74-year-old toothless bachelor cotton farmer when someone retweets those pictures on Twitter. He paid good money ($1.25) for that girl!
I see Roger Waters has ripped the Rolling Stones for agreeing to play in Israel. Who cares, I know, But isn’t that Alice Walker’s job? Or does she only rip the American megastars who agree to perform for Jewish audiences? Or is it a black-white thing? Alice calls out Alicia Keys, Roger gets pasty Mick Jagger.
Like I said, who cares.
But why don’t Alice and Roger and Stephen (Hawking) and the other haters who would shun the Jewish people ever say a word about this?
Authorities in Hamas-run Gaza on Thursday executed two Palestinian Arabs for allegedly collaborating with Israel, the territory’s interior ministry said in a statement.
“Two collaborators with the Israeli occupation, condemned to death for having given information leading to the martyrdom of two citizens, have been executed,” a spokesman told AFP.
He said one of the men, aged 40 and identified by the initials ZR, was shot and the other, AK, aged 30, was hanged in a different location.
The last execution in Gaza, in October, was of a man found guilty of murder.
Under Palestinian law, collaboration with Israel, murder and drug trafficking are all punishable by death. All execution orders must be approved by the Palestinian leader before they can be carried out – but Hamas no longer recognizes the legitimacy of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, whose four-year term ended in 2009.
Isn’t that the Arabs all over? The so-called Palestinians have an illegitimate government to represent an illegitimate people. (Show me the treaties declaring a state called Palestine—one not meant for the Jewish people—or show me some DNA that proves the existence of such a people. I’ve got plenty of treaties proving the existence of the Jewish state, some going back almost a hundred years—some thousands! I don’t believe the Jewish people are in question, by either the haters or the defenders.)
This is the best the liberal panty-waists can do:
Last June, Amnesty International appealed to people to mail Hamas in protest at the hanging of two alleged collaborators and to appeal against other pending executions.
The London-based rights organization called on people to “write immediately in Arabic or your own language condemning the executions… as applications of the ultimate form of cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.”
And this is the worst:
“Abbas’s actions brought Hamas to power in Gaza and now it will rise to power in Judea and Samaria,” Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman warned Tuesday, stressing that “no matter when elections are, Hamas will win and take control of the Palestinian Authority.”
As Liberman later alluded, the European Union (EU) has dismissed those concerns based on its conviction that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, not Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, would remain in charge of a unity government.
“The EU expects any new government to uphold the principle of non-violence, to remain committed to achieving a two-state solution and to a negotiated peaceful settlement … including Israel’s legitimate right to exist,” EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton insisted last month.
“The fact that President Abbas will remain fully in charge of the negotiation process and have a mandate to negotiate in the name of all Palestinians provides further assurance that the peace negotiations can and must proceed.”
Who the hell is she to say so? Abbas is one lamb kebab away from an infarction, and the last election won by any self-identified Palestinian was won by Hamass. “No matter when elections are, Hamas will win and take control of the Palestinian Authority.” No [bleep]! Politics ain’t beanbag, Cathy honey. Hamass will make Abbas an offer he couldn’t refuse.
The (so-called) Palestinian (so-called) Authority has been without an elected leader for five years! The EU might just as well insist that Obama negotiate with Boris Yeltsin.
You Euro-weenies (and Ameri-weenies) don’t like Israel—message received, loud and clear. So, just leave her alone. Pick on someone else for a change, I don’t know, Togo. Oh wait, they’re black. How about Estonia? No, that’s Putin’s next target. Well, you got 140-something other countries to slander, it can’t be that hard.
That’s a laugh. Intolerance is as old as Hollywood (get it?).
The blacklist in Hollywood used to be against leftists. That was wrong, even if the truth has been revealed that the Marxist dupes (Lenin’s “useful idiots”) were being consciously and unconsciously manipulated by Moscow. That blacklist lasted about 13 years, from 1947 to 1960.
What about the blacklist against conservatives? How long has that been going on? Question for another time.
The Beverly Hills Hotel has been a haven for Hollywood’s elite since 1912 — two years before the City of Beverly Hills was even created.
But now some stars are rushing for the exits.
On Monday, a number of celebrities took part in a demonstration across from the famed Sunset Boulevard lodge, protesting not the hotel but its ownership — an investment group controlled by the Sultan of Brunei.
In late April, the small Muslim nation on the northern coast of the island of Borneo implemented Sharia law, marked by strong punishments for those found guilty of homosexuality or adultery — including stoning the convicted to death. The law was praised by the sultan, who isn’t just the country’s ruler but also a major political and cultural figure.
“We’re just making people aware,” Jay Leno, who was among the demonstrators, told CNN.
“It’s not a political issue. This is not something that’s debatable. … It’s people being stoned to death,” he said.
Omigosh, that’s awful!
[O]nce upon a time, Hollywood could make movies about the enemies of the United States and the free world.
But those days are gone. Today US political leaders believe there are no enemies, no war – just “overseas contingency operations” and “man-caused disasters.”
And, Hollywood is just as delusional. The California cowards are afraid to link Islam and terror and afraid to portray the horrors of fanatical Islamists who declared war on America over a decade ago.
Maybe someday Hollywood will wake up. We can hope.
RRRRRRING! I guess that’s Hollywood’s alarm going off.
[S]uch notables as Ellen DeGeneres and mogul Richard Branson have announced they won’t patronize the hotel or other properties in the Dorchester Collection of luxury hotels, which owns and manages the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hotel Bel-Air.
“I won’t be visiting the Hotel Bel-Air or the Beverly Hills Hotel until this is resolved,” DeGeneres tweeted to her 28.8 million followers.
Resolved…meaning what? Until Islam embraces homosexuality and feminism? I got news for you, Ellen, sweetie, it ain’t just Brunei:
The 3rd US-Saudi Business Opportunities Forum set for Los Angeles is about a month away. This landmark three-day gathering, which builds on highly successful events in Chicago and Atlanta, will highlight the U.S.-Saudi commercial and trade relationship and how U.S. companies can participate in Saudi Arabia’s extraordinary economic growth as well as provide a unique platform for American and Saudi executives to establish new and lasting business ties.
Saudis? In Los Angeles? Did I miss that boycott?
With its central location in Downtown Los Angeles, the JW Marriott provides a deluxe level of comfort and personal service within a unique hotel environment designed to reflect its location. Guests enjoy convenient access to LA, whether visiting the revitalized downtown area or other parts of the city.
The property features 100,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space in Downtown Los Angeles and serves as the headquarter hotel for the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The JW Marriott shares space with The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, and The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE in a distinctive 54-story tower designed by Gensler.
That was just last summer. And Hollywood was silent. Better late than never, I guess. We conservatives welcome our SoCal cousins to the censorious side of the street. We’ve been calling out Islam—some of us, anyway, calling out some Muslims—for over a decade, with nothing but silence or scorn from your lot. Come on in, the holy water’s fine.
Now, can you have a word with that other pillar of liberalism, academia?
A Saudi prince has donated $20 million each to Harvard University and Georgetown University to advance Islamic studies and further understanding of the Muslim world.
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud — whom Forbes magazine ranks as the fifth wealthiest person in the world, with assets worth $23.7 billion — is the nephew of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.
“Bridging the understanding between East and West is important for peace and tolerance,” Alwaleed said in a statement released by Harvard.
At Harvard, the money will fund four new senior staff professorships as well as an endowed chair in the name of the 48-year-old billionaire.
While we’re speaking of Islamofascists and the Ivy League:
ranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday questioned why Iran can’t have a nuclear program when the United States has one, repeated his inference that historical accounts of the Holocaust are myths, and denied that there are homosexuals in Iran.
“In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country,” he said, to laughter and boos from the audience. ‘In Iran we do not have this phenomenon. I don’t know who’s told you that we have this.”
But enough of pointing out the Left’s hypocrisies. We’d be here all day.
Christopher Cowdray, the Dorchester Collection’s CEO, said the celebrities and groups protesting are taking out their anger on the wrong place.
“The actions they’re taking are unfounded,” he said.
“It’s going to hurt our employees and this has nothing to do with them whatsoever,” he said. “It’s not their fight.”
The sultan has owned the Beverly Hills Hotel since 1987. The Dorchester Collection was established in 1996 to oversee that hotel and others in its luxury portfolio, including the Hotel Bel-Air, Paris’ Plaza Athenee and London’s Dorchester.
Cowdray said that celebrities wanting to influence politics in Brunei would be better off lobbying the U.S. State Department to take action.
That’s ridiculous. Whom does Hollywood know in Washington, DC?
Hey Hollywood, write your Congressman!
We’re delighted to hear that the Big Brother baby will be a little brother (or sister):
Josie Cunningham, the notorious NHS boob job mum, has decided not to abort her unborn baby in her quest for fame.
The 23-year-old caused outrage last week when she claimed she would undergo the procedure in order to appear on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother.
“But I have four endorsement deals in the pipeline including one for a dating site and there are other TV opportunities coming in too.
“I’ll still do whatever it takes to achieve my goal and being a mum isn’t going to get in my way.
Cunningham made the decision to keep her baby after she felt it kick for the first time.
The former escort is unsure who the father of the baby is but claimed one candidate – an unnamed Premier League footballer – had offered to pay for the abortion privately.
What possible “goals” could she have after being an “escort” and receiving free knockers courtesy of the UK taxpayers? The girl thinks big (in more ways than one). We’re certain that the 23-year-old mother (going on 43 from the looks of her) will make a lovely…mother.
At least she chose real “reproductive health”, and not the euphemism peddled by the pro-abortion crowd.
PS: If the baby has such a big kick that it changed her mind, my money is on the “unnamed Premier League footballer.”
Ms. Hicks was the very public face of the Boston busing kerfuffle.
She and Spike Lee could have quite a chat about the evils of integration:
“I grew up here in New York. It’s changed,” Lee said at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, an art, design, and architecture school. “And why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers in the South Bronx, in Harlem, in Bed Stuy, in Crown Heights for the facilities to get better? The garbage wasn’t picked up every mother******* day when I was living in 165 Washington Park. … The police weren’t around. When you see white mothers pushing their babies in strollers, three o’clock in the morning on 125th Street, that must tell you something.”
Mitchell Moss, a professor of urban policy and planning at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, said the city has witnessed an enormous recovery since 2001, and the greatest change has been felt in Brooklyn, which has drawn newcomers because of its housing, access to Manhattan and improved safety.
“Cities don’t stand still, and the cities that stand still are Detroit,” Moss said. “So if Spike Lee wants to see a place where there is no gentrification, he’ll also find a place where there are no investments. Obviously, he’s someone who knows how to make a movie but doesn’t know anything about cities.”
He added: “Brooklyn has become more attractive to more people. Of course, that means some people are going to have to find other places to live, but that’s the magic of New York. We create new places. Today, Bushwick, which was an area that people were afraid to go to, now has some of the best restaurants in the city.”
“Let me just kill you right now,” Lee, the “Do The Right Thing” director, told D.K. Smith, a Brooklyn homeowner and tech start-up director, at the speech when Smith brought up the subject of the “other side” of gentrification.
And then he launched his lengthy tirade.
Smith told Lee on Tuesday that he didn’t dispute his point that services in the neighborhoods had changed after the new people — most of whom are white — moved in.
“Whoa, whoa, whoa…” said Lee. “Let me kill you some more.”
“Can I talk about something?” Smith said.
“Not yet. Then comes the mother******’ Christopher Columbus Syndrome. You can’t discover this! We been here,” he said to applause from the audience.
He gave the examples of people playing drums in Mount Morris Park, a tradition he said lasted 40 years until the new residents complained.
And then there was the one that literally hit home. Lee said his father, “a great jazz musician,” bought a brownstone 46 years ago.
“And the mother******’ people moved in last year and called the cops on my father. He’s not — he doesn’t even play electric bass. It’s acoustic. We bought the mother******’ house in 1968, and now you call the cops? In 2013?
Point of clarification, Spike. They call the police at two in the morning.
And are you complaining about the increased security and waste management?
Smith couldn’t get a word in during Lee’s speech Tuesday night. But the next day he said he was glad the filmmaker got people talking about the issue.
But Smith said there was a definite lack of balance in Lee’s rant.
“I’m black, and America is America,” he said. “I don’t need to moan and groan about it all the time.”
“I’m personally tired of moaning and groaning about being black,” he said. “Here’s a case where it has its advantages — for the first time tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of blacks can participate in American wealth creation. My God, that’s what this country is all about.”
Referring to reports that Lee’s 9,000-square-foot mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is on the market for $32 million, Smith said: “Spike is a causative factor in gentrification. If Spike moves to a swamp … that land next door goes up immediately.”
Spike Lee is the living embodiment of “what this country is all about.” A film school grad with smarts and ambition, he made a film, She’s Gotta Have It, that launched him to international stardom. Deservedly—he’s a great filmmaker. I don’t begrudge him a single dollar he’s earned, a single square foot of his “mansion”, a single front row seat at Knicks games. But it’s not just black people buying tickets to see his movies. I was among the “influx of white New Yorkers” who not only went to see his movies, but moved to a “marginal” neighborhood (for the neighborhood as much as the rent, more Dominican than African American). Curiously, the public services did not improve upon our arrival.
Many of the neighborhoods that were predominantly African American in Spike Lee’s youth bore strikingly different ethnic identities in the decades before. Immigrant Jews and Italians lived in Harlem as newcomers (which was named by the original Dutch settlers); before that:
Harlem was “a synonym for elegant living through a good part of the nineteenth century.”
Many people share Lee’s lament and frustration. I live in a town many lifers can no longer afford to live in—due in part to mother******’ newcomers like me bidding up house prices. I guess that makes me a serial gentrifier. (I did the same thing when I lived in London—only Americans and Arabs can afford to live in some neighborhoods.)
But the best refutation of Lee comes from the academic we quoted above: “Cities don’t stand still, and the cities that stand still are Detroit.”
Ted Nugent apologized. Now it’s Spike Lee’s turn.
Lee sided with Minister Louis Farrakhan when the leader of the Nation of Islam accused President George W. Bush’s administration of intentionally blowing up levees during Hurricane Katrina. “It’s not far-fetched,” Lee said, “And also I would like to say it’s not necessarily blow it up. But, the residents of that ward, they believe it, there was a Hurricane Betsy in ’65, the same that happened where a choice had to be made, one neighborhood got to save another neighborhood and flood another ‘hood, flood another neighborhood … ” Far-fetched? “Presidents have been assassinated,” Lee said, “So why is that so far-fetched? … Do you think that election in 2000 was fair? You don’t think that was rigged? If they can rig an election, they can do anything!”
No apology from Lee for accusing Bush of mass murder?
This brings us to Lee and the Trayvon Martin case.
In Chicago, Obama’s hometown, murders in 2012 topped 500. 2013 saw a “low” murder total of 421 — the equivalent of a Sandy Hook every three weeks. Most of the killers and the killed are black. Worse, only about one-fourth of these cases are “cleared,” where a suspect has been identified and arrested. Nationwide, the No. 1 preventable cause of death among young black males is not accidents — as it is with whites — it is homicide, almost always committed by another black person.
But when a black is killed by a non-black, even where the shooter could reasonably claim self-defense, out comes Lee’s agenda. To Lee, the killing of Martin, a 17-year-old black teen, by non-black George Zimmerman was a referendum on how America’s criminal justice treats black victims. Incensed that authorities had not yet arrested and charged Zimmerman, Lee tweeted what he thought was the home address of Zimmerman’s parents. Wrong address. Lee did apologize for this one, later paying a financial settlement to the owners of the “wrong” home.
Lee also once publicly stated his opposition to “interracial couples.” About a year after he released “Jungle Fever,” a film about a black-white couple, Lee said: “I give interracial couples a look. Daggers. They get uncomfortable when they see me on the street.” This might have been news to Obama’s parents.
Lee, a gun control proponent, seems okay with the use of a firearm — depending upon the target. He once verbally threatened NRA head Charlton Heston. Lee said somebody should “shoot him with a .44-caliber Bulldog.”
No president ever held a fundraiser in Ted Nugent’s mansion. Lee, on the other hand, has a close relationship with Obama. Will Lee apologize for calling Lott a “card-carrying member of the Klan,” for urging the assassination of the president of the NRA or for affirming accusations against George W. Bush of mass murder?
Nugent apologized. Now it’s Spike’s turn.
Add one more to the list.
[Ted] Nugent is known for making controversial comments about Democrats and President Barack Obama in particular.
Just last month, he called the president a “subhuman mongrel” in an interview with Guns.com.
No. No. No.
OBAMA: Well, you know, when I was young and going through the identity crisis that any teenager goes through — I wrote a book about this.
[BARBARA] WALTERS: Yes. … We all read it.
OBAMA: You know, part of what I realized was that if the world saw me as African American, then that wasn’t something that I needed to run away from. That’s something that I could go ahead and embrace. And the interesting thing about the African-American experience in this country is that we are sort of a mongrel people. I mean, we’re all kind of mixed up.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Yeah.
Not “yeah”. No!
No. No. No.
Of course, Obama went on to say this:
Now, that’s actually true for white America as well, but we just know more about it.
So, white Americans are mongrels; black Americans are mongrels; we’re all mongrels. It sounds like a good thing.
In his first press conference since winning the race to the White House, President-elect Barack Obama addressed a pressing question: who is going to be the first dog?
Obama told a group of reporters in Chicago on Friday that since his 10-year-old daughter, Malia, is allergic, the Obama family is looking for a hypoallergenic breed. But Obama also said the family wants to adopt one from a shelter.
“There are a number of breeds that are hypoallergenic, but on the other hand our preference is to get a shelter dog, but obviously, a lot of the shelter dogs are mutts like me,” Obama said.
We think all of this language is unfortunate. People are free to say it, of course, but we are free to reject it. And we reject “subhuman mongrel” most of all.
PS: And Nugent was on such a roll!
“I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured
subhuman mongrel like theacorn community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America.”
No. No. No…. Yes?
So, who do you like in the big game today? Coke, Pepsi, or SodaStream?
The controversy hit a new high last week with the Oxfam charity’s criticism of actress Scarlett Johansson, who has signed on as a spokeswoman for SodaStream. Johansson has said she will stick with her commitment to SodaStream – and has stepped down as an ambassador for Oxfam in protest of its anti-Israel stance.
Oxfam, which only recently signed Johansson as its first “global brand ambassador, had couched its opposition to her role in promoting SodaStream in humanitarian and legal terms, saying it opposes “all trade” from “Israeli settlements”, which it claims are illegal and deny the rights of Palestinian Arabs. This, despite the fact that SodaStream’s Maalei Adumim factory employs both Jews and Arabs alike, and on equal terms.
But now reports are surfacing which suggest a slightly less altruistic motivation, linking Oxfam to one of SodaStream’s major competitors: the Coca-Cola company. Notably, Oxfam has also recently criticized one of Coca-Cola’s other top competitors, the PepsiCo company.
Coca-Cola donated $2.5 million to Oxfam in 2008-2010, and gave another $400,000 toward a research project aimed at investigating Coca-Cola’s impact on Zambia and El Salvador.
Good for Coke for supporting Oxfam’s work (whatever it is). And good for Oxfam for returning the favor. Loyalty is an under-appreciated virtue (venality less so).
Former Pink Floyd front man Roger Waters, one of the more prominent celebrity faces of the boycott Israel movement, says he has contacted Scarlett Johansson “a couple of times” over the A-list actress’s decision to represent an Israeli company that operates in a West Bank settlement.
“In the past days I have written privately to Neil Young (once) and to Scarlett Johanson (a couple of times). Those letters will remain private,” he said. “Sadly, I have received no reply from either. And so I write this note on my Facebook page somewhat in bewilderment. Neil? I shall ponder all of this long and hard. We don’t really know each other, but, you were always one of my heroes, I am confused.”
Waters then went on to evoke a meeting with Johansson, “a year or so ago” at a Cream reunion concert in New York. “She was then, as I recall, fiercely anti Neocon, passionately disgusted by Blackwater (Dick Cheney’s private army in Iraq), you could have been forgiven for thinking that here was a young woman of strength and integrity who believed in truth, human rights, and the law and love. I confess I was somewhat smitten,” he said. “There’s no fool like an old fool.”
How could a girl resist?
Thanks to the publicity generated by the spastic Jew-hatred of Waters, Oxfam, and all their many stormtroopers on the Left, SodaStream should be all set:
Canadian Employment Minister Jason Kenney said their move spurred him to buy from SodaStream.
Appearing on Canadian Sun News last week, Kenney quipped “I’ve given money to Oxfam in the past because I thought they were there to help poor people, not to marginalize Israelis and make Palestinians unemployed.” He added that “all the nutters at Oxfam” also marginalize “Palestinian people” who get paid four times more at SodaStream than they would within Palestinian Authority-controlled areas.
Kenney bashed the “anti-Israel obsession” with which leftist groups pursue Israel, even while they ignore countries like Iran which executes political dissidents and homosexuals.
Remarking on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recent visit to Israel, Kenny remarked “we felt at home in Israel” due to the shared values of freedom and democracy between Israel and Canada.
I’m not a big fan of soda. On this (and this alone), I’m with Michelle Obama. If I want empty calories, I drink alcohol, not sugar water. (Not sure that’s how she puts it.) But I would drink buckets of SodaStream just to spite these vile little maggots on the Left—and then relieve myself all over them with a soda stream of my own!
What are you drinking? First round’s on me!
“Today’s status quo, absolutely to a certainty, I promise you 100 percent, cannot be maintained,” Kerry said of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “It is not sustainable. It is illusionary.
You see for Israel there is an increasing delegitimization campaign that has been building up. People are very sensitive to it, there is talk of boycott and other kinds of things. Are we all going to be better with all of that?” Kerry’s comments were similar to ones he made during a television interview during one of his visits in November, though this time he did not warn, as he did then, of the outbreak of a third intifada.
Economy Minister Naftali Bennett slammed US Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday night, saying he should be supporting Israel rather than encouraging boycotts against it.
“Let’s make clear to all those giving advice: A nation has not been born – including us – that will give up its land because of economic threats,” Bennett said in a Facebook post. “The Jewish people is stronger than the threats against it.”
I actually find myself in agreement with Kerry here. (First, Michelle Obama, now John Kerry? What gives?) The status quo is not “sustainable”. Hence, my solution:
Okay, so it’s not exactly original. But, like Coke, sometimes the old ways are the best ways. The map is very telling: Jordan was to have been “Arab Palestine”; Israel and the West Bank were to have been “Jewish Palestine”. There was no separate Palestinian identity. That is a modern invention, like the pet rock or New Coke.
PPS: And no Gaza!