Joe Brancatelli, the business travel expert, explains:
But it turns out that SkyMall hasn’t been about buying stuff — not even the faux rock that hid your front-door keys — for a long, long time. Its initial iteration in 1989 — you ordered an item using a seatback phone and picked up your purchase at the airport when you landed — was a flop. So was its attempt to sell its own merchandise. For most of the last 25 years, SkyMall was actually a catalog of catalogs, offering up our captive eyeballs to a ever-changing roster of merchants that advertised their own gear and gadgets. Brands such as Frontgate, Hammacher Schlemmer, Brookstone and Design Toscano once paid hundreds of thousands of dollars each quarter to SkyMall for the right to pitch us while our seatbelts were fastened low and tight across our laps.
Mark Steyn tells you what got cut out of his chat with Joseph Brean in the National Post.
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Yeah, it kinda does– you know, when Muslims actually kill us and stuff.
This is like the “He looked at me funny” school of Islamophobia.
After every Muslim terror attack, you hear about some Muslim complaining that someone allegedly “looked at me funny on the subway.”
I had one of those after 9/11, when my (former) best friend and co-worker told me that that had happened to a Muslim colleague (who was a high strung South African drama queen, by the way.)
“She’s lucky she’s still alive to be ‘looked at,'” I shot back.
(I’m of the Nick DiPaolo “Every mosque in America should be on fire right now” school of immediate post-9/11 reactions…)
This “looked at funny” meme reminds me of the tedious “I’m a recovering Catholic!” thing that idiots say no matter how benign their experience of Catholic school really was.
Anyhow, it’s all about keeping the “I” in “Islam.”
UPDATE 7:30pm ET — “I’m a St. Louis Cop and I Was At That Brawl”:
I can assure you it absolutely was racial. Even as we queued up to enter the hearing room, they were verbally abusing us; calling us Klansmen, pigs, devils, and murderers.
One went so far as to tell us that we reminded him of the pigs from “Farm Animals” (way better title, Mr. Orwell) who stood up on their hind legs and began to abuse the other animals. I told him it was actually “Animal Farm” and got called a bald headed, racist motherfucker by some broad wearing an Ashante Shakur t-shirt. (…)
These kids are brought up on modern-day, social welfare plantation, fed a toxic diet of resentment, jealousy and self-hatred. They may have killed the Bosnian not because he was white, but because they landed here 15 years ago, settled an old German neighborhood on the skids and made it vibrant. They cannot stand to see anyone succeed and it makes them crazy. When I first got on the police department, I worked a down on the heels beat full of poverty, crime and general dysfunction. A black guy owned a cellular phone/pager store in the commercial district and did a great business, as he was the only store of the sort down there and he was a good business person. A couple of years later, a Palestinian dude opened up the same sort of store across the street. Within a year, the black dude’s customer base, mostly black themselves, abandoned his store for the Arab’s shop. My black partner told me it was because black people cannot abide other black people’s success, crabs in a pot of boiling water…
Gavin McInnes writes:
Young blacks committing this kind of senseless violence is a real pattern. Cops and vigilantes shooting innocent kids is not.
The common refrain used to deny this reality is that the above cases involve criminals who get arrested, while killer cops avoid prosecution because of “institutionalized racism.” But in truth, cops are under so much scrutiny from the race baiters that one study found they are more hesitant to pull the trigger on armed black suspects than on whites. The “racist” stop & frisk program actually wound up stopping a disproportionately high number of whites.
In the wake of the LGBT+ Cambridge campaign and its recent domination of student media, audience members were relentless in their questioning of Greer on her exclusion of transgender women from her feminist ideas. Greer remained steadfast in her stipulation that her feminism was about women and appeared visibly angered by the fact that discussion lingered upon what she clearly felt to be a side issue: “I’ve got 51 per cent of the world to think about and I’ve got to talk about transphobia”. When a student quoted her own words back to her she did not compromise her previous position and repeated the word “delusion” to describe the wish of men to become women, causing a stir amongst the audience with her antipathy towards any presentation of men in drag: “I hate Mrs Brown”.
I know this subject isn’t directly related to Germaine Greer, but it really concerns me. It’s something that I’ve come across several times on various trans blogs and websites. People who read this blog know about the drugging of children with GnRH agonists and/or cross gender hormones. This is happening now. Something far more Orwellian and Frankensteinish could be just around the corner. It seems that growing “lady parts” via some new fangled stem cell/3d printing technology is a big thing on some trans folk’s wish list. Just plunk these lab grown lady parts in men. This really freaks me out. Growing vaginas in laboratories and placing them in males. This is freaking ghoulish. Gallus, have you ever covered this subject. It looks as if they are trying to fund some screw ball think tank and funding source for their Little Shop of Horrors. Project Stem Cell is a collective effort to gather donations for a much needed cause: Stem cell research. Not just any stem cells research, though. The research will focus on SEX.