Archive for January, 2011

Did eleven million really die? Simon Wiesenthal’s many inventions


In the 1970s, Wiesenthal began to refer to “eleven million victims” of the Holocaust, six million Jews and five million non-Jews, but the latter number had no basis in historical reality. (…)

When Israeli historians Yehuda Bauer and Yisrael Gutman challenged Wiesenthal on this point, he admitted that he had invented the figure of eleven million victims in order to stimulate interest in the Holocaust among non-Jews. He chose five million because it was almost, but not quite, as large as six million. (…) In recent months, Wiesenthal’s concoction has been further improved upon by a group of rabbis and imams who visited Auschwitz under the aegis of the US State Department. The statement they issued after their visit referred to the “twelve million victims, six million Jews and six million non-Jews.” Now we have parity.

One wonders what’s next. (…)

Any falsification with respect to the Holocaust, whatever its purpose may be, gives comfort and solace, not to speak of ammunition, to Holocaust deniers. It enables them to turn the tables and to claim that the “defenders of the Holohoax” are the ones guilty of fabricating history.


College is a waste of time and money. Drop out.

The 10 Most Worthless College Degrees:

#9 – Philosophy

This isn’t ancient Greece…



New leftist meme: Glenn Beck just like dead, forgotten trash TV host (who was a Democrat)

My NEW post at David Horowitz’s NewsReal blog looks at the forthcoming documentary on Morton Downey, Jr:

The other overarching theme of the film Evocateur, judging by the trailer alone, is Downey’s phoniness.

He was that most unfortunate of creatures: a born performer with no talent.

That Downey is (unconvincingly) pretending to be a right-wing loudmouth is obvious in even the shortest clips.

Even his publicity photos show a man desperately uncomfortable in his own skin, and with the persona he’s adopted to become a star.

That conservative pundits “don’t really believe what they’re saying” is a familiar progressive meme. Somehow we’re expected to believe that three hours a day, five days a week, live on the airwaves for 25 years, Rush Limbaugh has been pretending to be someone he’s not and 20 million listeners a day believe the scam. Yes, Rush makes $50-million a year, but while that’s an unbeatable incentive, surely that would also be a physically and mentally impossible task, whatever the monetary compensation. To pull it off, Rush would’ve had to have made a pact with the very Devil that leftists don’t believe in.


I told you we shouldn’t have taught them how to read

Jesus Christ.

Paul Mirengoff of Power Line blog no longer is of Power Line blog.

Mirengoff is an attorney at Akin Gump, a big law firm with a large presence in Washington, D.C., where Mirengoff works as a partner in the employment law group. (…)

It all resulted from this blog post Mirengoff made after the Tucson shooting memorial service, in which the service was opened with a prayer, of sorts, from an American Indian tribal leader:

“As for the ‘ugly,’ I’m afraid I must cite the opening ‘prayer’ by Native American Carlos Gonzales,” Mirengoff wrote. It “apparently was some sort of Yaqui Indian tribal thing, with lots of references to ‘the creator’ but no mention of God. Several of the victims were, as I understand it, quite religious in that quaint Christian kind of way (none, to my knowledge, was a Yaqui). They (and their families) likely would have appreciated a prayer more closely aligned with their religious beliefs.” (…)

…one of Mirengoff’s law partners, James Meggesto, who issued a sanctimonious statement saying he was “shocked, appalled and embarrassed” by Mirengoff’s “insensitive” “web posting” (emphasis mine):

As an enrolled member of the Onondaga Nation; as an attorney who has dedicated his life and law practice to the representation of Indian tribes, tribal organizations and tribal interests; and as a partner in the American Indian law and policy practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, I was shocked, appalled and embarrassed by a recent Web posting by another Akin Gump partner, Paul Mirengoff, who posted on his personal blog an insensitive and wholly inappropriate criticism of the use of a Yaqui prayer as the invocation to the recent memorial service held in Tucson, Arizona…”

Mirengoff issued a simpering apology.


This is why Arnie hates ‘CSI’ (video)

I remind him that The Avengers isn’t “realistic” either, but he doesn’t care.

(This video is about a minute too long, but I laughed out loud eventually)…


BREAKING: Lars Hedegaard acquitted of ‘racism’ charges

Lars Hedegaard this morning, via email:

“I was acquitted. A major victor for free speech. More later.”

UPDATE in idiocy:

This is good news, and the Tundra Tabloids is happy that he was acquitted by the court, but the problem is that he was acquitted solely because he didn’t expect the interview to be made public. More than likely if he had known that the unedited taped interview was going to be disseminated to the public at large, he would still be facing a sentence of some sort. These hate speech laws need to be attacked from every which direction.


Carla Bruni leaves Socialist Party because it… condemned Roman Polanski


‘I heard responsible socialists saying the same thing as the National Front. It was really shocking.’


Lars Hedegaard on trial for ‘racism’ for discussing Muslim immigration

He faces two years in jail…

You have to remember that nine out of ten journalists in the country come out of the same school, have the same ideology. Journalists in my county are also very well paid – probably better paid than for example the university professors. It’s a very lucrative job,” he says. “Being a journalist in this country is not really a profession – it is more a political persuasion and an ideology. We have very few journalists and very few mainstream media who would really take on the fight for free speech.”

For 30 to 40 years we have been told by our leaders and practically all politicians and political parties that unlimited immigration is really a good thing for the country, that it is a good thing for Denmark to have for example a sizeable minority of Muslims in the country,” he says. “But most of these Muslim immigrants have refused to integrate into our society and become part of us.”

We have constantly been told that this is an enrichment of the country. [They think] problems do not really exist. Problems only exist to the extent that people say there is a problem. So in other words, they want to silence critics because they think – or claim at least – that if they could shut up people like me, the problems would go away,” he says.


‘Kindly note that all those unhinged and morally totalitarian quotes…’

“were from gay-rights supporters, not gay-bashers.”

Gays and fascism? Dat’s cwazy tawk!!

(Jeepers: PopMatters turned into The Pink Swastika so gradually, I barely noticed.)

(Something of a theme lately, no?)


We need an alternative to YouTube

As I keep saying…

On January 24, 2011, the Freedom Party of Ontario (FPO) issued a media release which included video ads announcing their latest election plank to “permanently eliminate race-based public schools and change the law so that no school board will have the authority to open one ever again”. The video ads that accompanied this announcement were also posted on FPO’s Youtube Channel. (…)

Within hours of the radio show which provided Paul McKeever with the opportunity to explain their policy plank, FPO received notification from Youtube that the ads had been removed due to a copyright claim by CTV Globemedia Inc.

When one considers the number of videos on Youtube that include footage from various news reports many of which contain “CTV” in the title of the videos (the FPO ads did not), a good portion of them used by political parties for partisan purposes, it does seem odd that these particular videos would be singled out for special scrutiny.

I support copyright and property rights, but is that the real reason these videos were pulled?

I also don’t care if Toronto blacks want a blacks-only school, as long as they pay for it themselves.


‘Another year, another racially insensitive cafeteria menu’

Woolworth’s lunch counter sit-in-ers could not be reached for comment.

Rush Limbaugh had fun with this story last week. (FREE audio.)


Arnie’s new video: Toronto ‘Egyptian democracy’ rally (starring the usual Marxist Jew-haters)



‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ is not a documentary; or: How liberals created ‘the homeless’

Mike McDaniel writes:

Many of the problems we now experience with the mentally ill and with involuntary commitment can be traced back to the early sixties, when a great many progressive attitudes, ideas, and policies began to take root. There is little doubt that the general state of mental health treatment in America at the time — particularly in state-run hospitals — was rife with neglect and abuse.

But as this sorry state became more widely known, did it lead to improvements? Not quite.

Mental hospitals were closed with the promise of more local, mental health “centers,” but states only too glad to shutter large facilities as a cost-saving measure tended not to establish the plethora of smaller centers that would likely cost even more. Many of those that were established in intervening years focused as much — even more — on social issues than the less glamorous and socially conscious treatment of the mentally ill. Perhaps the most dangerous effect was the watering down of involuntary commitment laws, which almost uniformly tilted toward empowering the individual and restricting the power of the state.

One result is the relatively well-known fact that a great many of the “homeless” (who tend to disappear when Democrats hold the White House) owe that condition primarily to their mental illness rather than the cruelty of uncaring conservatives.



Deep (end) thoughts from Furniture Boy

Well into an extended “drowning” metaphor (how very, VERY appropriate…), the Condo King scatters gems of sober, hard-earned wisdom that make him a highly paid, master political consultant:

When you are prime minister, you are prime minister. (…)

Well, for starters, the Conservative Party has more money than God. They enjoy tormenting Liberals. To the Cons, it’s more fun than positioning an Oh Henry! bar near their rivals and hollering “floater!”

As for one part of that column, I guess you have to have kids to know what “swim noodles” are.

Being childless myself, I’m unfamiliar with such things, not to mention parent/teacher meetings, birthdays, middle names and visitations.

Actually, I do know about that last thing. My estranged father usually skipped his Sundays with me. Too busy with his new “lady friend.”

And look how I turned out!!



(RELATED — includes particularly pungent “vacation time” hilarity.)


Ezra Levant pulverizes’s ‘ethical oil’ conspiracy theories

Ezra Levant writes:

I think Gutstein regards himself as a slightly less sexy version of Noam Chomsky.

Apparently the phrase “ethical oil” is so hypnotic that merely saying it overcomes all but the most ardent resisters wearing tin foil hats. This argument is a version of Chomsky’s idea that human beings are easily-manipulated drones that do whatever advertising tells them to do. Of course, if this were true, we’d all be drinking New Coke in our Edsels, living under the Charlottetown Accord with Paul Martin as our prime minister. (…)

Gutstein. I’m pretty sure he ain’t Irish. (…)

Having someone like Gutstein — who works as a shadowy professor, teaching about the jewsmedia himself — “investigate” the conspiracy here is about as reliable as having the U.S. government investigate 9/11, or OJ Simpson look for Nicole’s real killers. Does Gutstein think people don’t know that Rabble itself is controlled by Jewdy Rebick?