Archive for April 30, 2005
View of the New Building of the Sacre-CÃ‚Å“ur, c.1896. Renoir.
Electric “liberation”: “After two years and $1.2 billion, U.S. effort to resuscitate electrical system is wide of its mark.”
“Ivy League colleges lead boom in student-run porn magazines”
From Israeli “scholarship“–what Scott Sherman and the Nation will not investigate: “”Among Arabs, you will not find the phenomenon so typical of Judeo-Christian culture: doubts, a sense of guilt, the self-tormenting approach, `Maybe we weren’t entirely OK,’ or `Maybe we need to act or react differently.’ These phenomena are totally unknown in Arab-Islamic society, toward [...]
Count Me Out: If Bush and the Lebanese right-wing opposition are for freedom, then I oppose freedom; if Hariri is Mr. Lebanon–as Robert Fisk calls him–then I support Mr./Ms. Potato Head as Prime Minister for Lebanon; if Islamic fundamentalism has answers for Middle East problems, then I want the problems to be unsolved; if Syria [...]
Scott Sherman Watch: Why Arab Wogs Should Behave If I were to use the journalistic methods of Scott Sherman I would easily say that I heard from an “unimpeachable source” that his difficulty with truthfulness is not new. He calls my friend Joseph Massad “a man who favors rigid thinking and coarse rhetoric.” Was Sherman [...]
Compare this man to Arab ministers of defense. You may yell obscenities while doing so.
Iraqis: “liberated” near Mosul.
Angry Arab and Unpopularity Contests: Whenever I speak to mainstream establishment groups–and I often do, like World Affairs Council, I feel out of place. I feel like a drunken at a Ramadan Iftar, or like a clothed person at a nudist colony, or like Bush at a scientific convention, or like Ahmad Chalabi at the [...]