“This is a vile culture and if you think for a second that it’s willing to just live in the sands of God’s armpit you’ve got another thing coming,” the Israeli-born musician said on Melbourne’s 3AW radio.
“They want to come and live right where you live and they think that you’re evil.”
“Extremism believes that it’s okay to strap bombs on to your children and send them to paradise and whatever else and to behead people,” he continued.
The KISS bassist, who was in Australia on tour, continued on his anti-Muslim rant for over a minute stating that dogs are treated better than Muslim women, and insinuating that the west was under threat.
“Your dog, however, can walk side by side, your dog is allowed to have its own dog house… you can send your dog to school to learn tricks, sit, beg, do all that stuff – none of the women have that advantage,” Simmons stated.
If only 5% of the nation (maybe) watch the CBC, and their ratings are down 40% (!) is it really our “national broadcaster”?
Charles was entirely accurate in stating that Richwine’s conclusion that Hispanics have lower-than-average IQs is accurate and, among specialists in this area, non-controversial. (…)
He does seem to favor shifting our system toward admitting more high-skill applicants, as do I and many others, and as do the immigration systems of our Anglosphere cousins Canada and Australia.
This is not racist; it has resulted in rapidly growing Asian populations in those two countries. It is discrimination based on skills.
No nation has an obligation to admit every foreigner who wants to move there.
The syndicate carried on winning the huge jackpot month after month, but the plan was let down by Voltaire being Voltaire.
Generally most people would write things on the back of their lotto tickets, usually good luck phrases. Voltaire, in his typical fashion, would instead write phrases mocking the government and officials, as well as simply partially giving away their scheme and who was involved, like “Here’s to the good idea of Marie De La Condamine”. He’d then sign the tickets with various made up names.
The organizers of the lottery eventually realized from this that many of the prizes were being won by the same group and they quickly figured out who was behind it….
Remember those stories Obama told during the 2008 campaign about people dying because they lost their health insurance? Lott digs deep into some of those stories, demonstrating that Obama misrepresented — sometimes substantially — what actually happened and what the consequences were for these people.
Perhaps the most impressive comparison is the one that Dr. Lott makes between Canada and the U.S. — two countries closely tied economically but which took fundamentally different approaches to the economic disaster that started in 2008. While both countries suffered similar unemployment rates in 2008 — both rising rapidly until early 2009 — the change in rates then decoupled. Canadian unemployment rates continued to rise — but at a far slower rate than those of the U.S. The big difference? Obama, with his $787 billion “stimulus,” drove up deficits dramatically, while Canada’s government chose instead to continue cutting corporate income tax rates. As Dr. Lott points out, the Europeans, who we tend to think of big-spending liberals, were far more restrained after the crash, and were concerned about the madness of U.S. spending policies.
Pipes and Geller both see Islamic radicalism as a threat, but the reason Pipes is tolerated and Geller is not may lie primarily in semantics and tone.
Regrettably, in matters of culture and religion, political correctness circumscribes the right to freedom of expression. Muslim practice and precept may be criticized, if it is couched in language that is neither offensive nor blunt.
The Jewish Board of Rabbis seemed to reprimand Geller for her language, stating she uses language intended to “shock and ridicule.” Yet her vehemence may simply reflect the strength of her feelings.
Pipes and Geller are equally aware of the threat of Islamic extremism. They touch upon the same issues. They stress the importance of mobilizing peaceful Muslims to defend our Western values, societies and communities.
The same message certainly needs to be heard in different ways, from fiery speakers no less than from conciliatory ones.
Once again, the spectre of “tone” raises its head, as it did in Mark Steyn’s HRC battle.
The other factor is that Geller is female, and we still cannot tolerate uppity females, no matter what we tell ourselves.
Joe Dante looks back at one of the best movies ever made about the inside of my head, ‘Targets’ (1968)
At least kapos had guns to their heads…