Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I could have presented six days of apostasy and shariah law, but if on the 7th day the judge said “Rifqa, you lose,” then how have I helped Rifqa? My goal was to get the result for her, however we need to do it, within the bounds of the law.”
Amen to that, Brother Gatterdam!
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 7:15 PM
Saturday, August 7, 2010
I swear, I must have heard for 20 years how "modern" and "progressive" and "well-educated" and oh-so-ready-for-statehood the Balesdinian Arabs are...Now they've taken their Israeli-constructed turnkey society in Gaza, and made it into a by-God duplicate of one of the great scenes of one of the great movies ever made. First, the news story from Arutz Sheva:
No Lights in Gaza; Fatah and Hamas Trade Blame
Av 27, 5770, 07 August 10 10:00
by Hillel Fendel
(Israelnationalnews.com) Gaza's power station is down once again, and once again, Fatah and Hamas trade accusations.
It seems to be a semi-monthly occurrence. It happened in April, then again in June, and now once more: Gaza's only power station, providing a third of the area's electricity to two-thirds of its residents, stopped its generators on Saturday. As in the past, the stoppage is due to a dispute between Hamas, the terrorist organization that runs Gaza, and Fatah, which runs the Judea-Samaria part of the Palestinian Authority.
Now, just click on the embed above to see what I mean! (I've thoughtfully provided the key dialogue, from 0:52 50 2:35:):
Anthony Quinn: He insulted me.
Peter O’Toole: Sherif Ali said that the telephones are in the care of the Howeitat, and they have ceased to work. And this is true, Auda.
Quinn: They will not work because they are given no electricity. The electricity is in the care of the Harith.
O’Toole: If you answer, there will be bloodshed.
Omar Sharif: You speak to me of bloodshed?...I ask pardon of Auda Abu Tayi.
Quinn: Humbly? Humbly, Harith?
Sharif: Yes, humbly.
Quinn: This is a new trick.
O’Toole: Why is there no electricity?
Metrosexual sheikh: I have been to that electrical house, Lawrence. There are three large machines.
Memebr of audience: He means generators!
Metro. Sheikh: So. One of them is burning. They are of an incredible size, but helpless.
Koranic scholar: It is so of all machines.
Other sheikh: Let them burn. What need of telephones?
O’Toole: The need is absolute.
Sharif: Then we need the English engineers.
O’Toole: No. Take English engineers and you take English government. Take...
Desperate reporter: Fire has broken out.
Reporter: The Jinsibi district.
Member of audience: It is not a district that matters.
O’Toole: It will spread!
Member of Audience: Then in God’s name use the fire brigade!
Ruala sheikh: We have tried, Orence, but there is no force in the water.
O’Toole: Then you must carry it.
R. sheikh: The Ruala do not carry water.
Quinn: What else are they good for?
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Ahhh, the fatal stabbing...gulping the blood with gusto from a plastic cup...The righteous pony-tailed uncle/drug dealer/murderer...the betrayed wife/niece/sister back in Mexico...The booming music as the assassin "squeezes" through the bedroom window "with a large knife in his hand"...The tentative attacks with a 15-lb weight and a knife... Why are we not surprised to learn in the 25th paragraph of a 26-graph story that: "All of the adults in the home are illegal immigrants."