October 2005

In Sunday’s NYT, Maureen Dowd wonders why men don’t want to marry her. She blames feminism, men, her mother…anyone and everyone but Maureen Dowd.

She quotes a lot of feminists in her article, but for some reason she neglects to mention Phyllis Chesler, pioneering author of Women and Madness. There are probably many reasons for this omission. One reason may be – Chesler is proof that all feminists are not whiny navel-gazers.

Chesler describes the other reasons here…

To describe his attitude towards my 16 yr. old daughter re: boyfriends, my husband’s favorite quote comes from “Clueless” – “Anything happens to my daughter, I got a .45 and a shovel, I doubt anybody would miss you.”

He’d like * Bruce Cameron’s 10 rules..

[Link thanks to Sluggo]

* and he might also like Teenager Driving Contract – link to Bruce Cameron’s page and the Teenager Driving Contract thanks to Chug

Here are photos by Amir Normandi, who says:

There is no justification for the oppression of human beings by other human beings, let alone under the name of god.

Human wisdom and passion has excelled to a level to create laws in protection of our environment and its inhabitants. It is unconscionable to accept the extreme gender inequality, which in many areas reaches the extent of gender apartheid, to be tolerated as traditional norms of life.

As my sisters and their daughters demanded in their courageous gathering outside the Tehran University’s main gate on March 08, 2005; women’s rights IS human rights, women’s freedom is equality for everyone.

This multi media presentation is dedicated to the women of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Jordan, Egypt, and is a tribute to Iranian/Canadian photographer Zahra ZIBA Kazemi and Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh who lost their lives in defense of human rights.

Amir Normandi,

Harper College in Illinois has expressed their pro-apartheid views by silencing Ms. Amir’s voice. They took down her exhibit at the request of Muslim students:

An art exhibit that included photographs of nude Muslim women wearing only a head covering was taken down Thursday afternoon just hours after opening for public viewing at Harper College in Palatine.

Muslim students at the college protested to officials about the pieces on display in Building C. Several students say the pieces — some showing young Muslim men with machine guns — were downright offensive.

“I think they should rip this down,” student Matt George said.

Another student, Hussein Ali, says a number of Muslim students at Harper now are thinking about leaving. “The Muslim students are thinking about boycotting Harper because of this,” said Ali, 23, of Schaumburg.

Why are colleges willing to show anti-Christian and anti-Capitalist art while crumpling into a jellylike mass when confronted by mild Muslim protest?

Do we really have to ask?

..but that won’t make it go away. I hated these political games when Clinton was president and I hate them now. How much money are we going to waste on this? Plenty. What we gain from it? Well, other than making ourselves look incompetent and foolish on the world stage, we’ll gain absolutely nothing.

Politics as team sports blows.

Maybe it’s memories of the Mr. Stay Puft scene, or maybe it’s the general lunacy around the world, but for whatever reason, the smell of something sweet in the air has New Yorkers worried.

Hoboken has the same burnt coffee/fresh sewer smell it always has. No problems here.

..and Mecca malls?

Marcus at Harry’s place says:

Why do Islamist terrorists want to steer aeroplanes packed with frightened passengers into office blocks and murder Jews wherever they are found?

[Guardian columnist Dylan Evans] has decided he knows:

..If this really was the end of history, it would be an awful anticlimax. Look at the way we live now, in the west. We grow up in increasingly fragmented communities, hardly speaking to the people next door, and drive to work in our self-contained cars. We work in standardised offices and stop at the supermarket on our way home to buy production-line food which we eat without relish. There is no great misery, no hunger, and no war. But nor is there great passion or joy. Despite our historically unprecedented wealth, more people than ever before suffer from depression…

…It is this complacency, this lack of idealism, that is in part responsible for the repugnance with which Muslim extremists view western society.

Norm Geras has some fun with Evans’ piece:

What can you do here but fall about and cackle helplessly? I just love ‘self-contained cars’. Better would be cars which you can fall out of so as to fall into other people’s. Then there’s ‘we eat without relish’ (hey, you could pick some up at that supermarket) and ‘nor is there great passion or joy’. Well, speak for yourself, why don’t you?

According to confirmed Islamist and ZOG conspiracist Shamim Siddiqi, Evans got it all wrong. Says Siddiqi:

I have a vision in America, Muslims owning property all over, Muslim businesses, factories, halal meat, supermarkets, all these buildings owned by Muslims. Can you see the vision, can you see the Newark International Airport and a John Kennedy Airport and LaGuardia having Muslim fleets of planes, Muslim pilots. Can you see our trucks rolling down the highways, Muslim names. Can you imagine walking down the streets of Teaneck, [New Jersey]: three Muslim high schools, five Muslim junior-high schools, fifteen public schools. Can you see the vision, can you see young women walking down the street of Newark, New Jersey, with long flowing hijab and long dresses. Can you see the vision of an area of no crime, controlled by the Muslims?

or, in other words,

We bow to Mecca five times a day in increasingly fragmented communities, hardly speaking to the people next door, and drive to work in our self-contained cars. We work in standardised offices and stop at the halal butcher on our way home to buy food which we eat without relish. There is no great misery, no hunger, and no war. But nor is there great passion or joy.

The Islamists’ dream is the Guardian columnist’s hell, with extra repression added to please Allah – and no relish.

[cross-posted at Dean’s World]

Featuring links to works by non-moonbat artists:

Aurelio Garcia

Taking moonbat-free art to the edge..

[link thanks to No-Pasaran

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