DOUGLAS OLSON — Freak show #11

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Freak show #11

By DOUGLAS OLSON

 

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That famed Jewish tolerance

The Israeli Knesset has unanimously approved legislation making any "denial" of the "Holocaust" anywhere in the world a crime, for which the Zionist state can demand extradition. It's reported that the bill was drafted as an attack on Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, whose two-decade-old doctoral dissertation claiming the Nazis killed fewer than a million Jews could be actionable under its provisions.

 
Prize Idiocy of the Month

The University of New Brunswick has barred a handicapped French Canadian from taking an English immersion course because his guide dog responds only to French commands, and he would have to use that language in dealing with the animal. The school says Yvon Tessier is welcome to take the course once the canine learns sufficient English to be directed in that tongue.

 
Shut up and drive

A Tennessee Muslim (did you ever imagine you'd see that phrase?) has sued a trucking firm for firing him after he refused to haul a load of beer. "When I saw it was a beer company," whined Ibrahim Barzinji, "I called my dispatcher and said, 'I can't do this. It's against my religion.'"

 
Election madness

Everyone knows that John Kerry was awarded three Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, and a Silver Star. Who knows what medals George H.W. Bush and Bob Dole won in World War II? Nobody. Say what you will about Bush and Dole (and folks have said quite a bit right here at TLD), but they do exemplify a standard of manliness that's different from Kerry's. Real men — those who survive their planes being shot down or who lose the use of their limbs — don't feel an overwhelming need to remind people about their wartime accomplishments at every opportunity. Whenever I see Kerry boasting about his service in Vietnam, I am irresistibly reminded of H.L. Mencken's dictum: "When you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it."

An outfit called "Online Haganah," named after the Zionist terrorist organization of the 1930s and '40s, posted to the Net a listing of all Republican National Convention delegates, complete with their addresses and telephone numbers. One of its stated objectives was to "supply anti-RNC groups with data on the delegates to use in whatever way they see fit" — clearly an invitation to terrorism.

Maryland resident Alan Keyes, now running as GOP placeholder for an Illinois seat in the U.S. Senate, used to be held up as a paragon of principled thought and speech. Now, however, apparently crazy enough to think he could actually defeat black Democrat Barack Omaba, Keyes has put forth the idea of exempting Negroes from taxes as a backhanded way of paying "reparations" for slavery. (No, whites wouldn't get similar tax breaks on account of their sufferings in this bad old world — not even for their sufferings at the hands of colored minorities.) Keyes used to scorn the idea of reparations and was also harsh in criticizing Hillary Clinton as a "carpetbagger" for her New York Senate run.

The Catholics for Kerry '04 Website contains a missive by one Wayne Madsen suggesting that George W. Bush is even more sinister than any sane person has imagined: "Bush's blood lust, his repeated commitment to Christian beliefs, and his constant references to 'evil-doers,' in the eyes of many devout Catholic leaders, bear all the hallmarks of the one warned about in the Book of Revelations [sic] — the anti-Christ." Madsen also claims that Bush "couples his political fanaticism with a neo-Christian blood cult" — perhaps because many Christians "eat of the flesh and drink of the blood" of their Savior?

 
"Hate crime" hoax updates

California psych prof Kerri Dunn was found guilty in August 2004 on two counts of attempted insurance fraud and one count of filing a false police report. Two witnesses saw her trash her own car, spray-painting anti-Semitic and "racist" slurs on it. She then claimed it happened while she was speaking at a campus "tolerance" event. Thousands of gullible students and faculty members rallied for her and demanded a stronger stance against "hate" before the hoax was uncovered. It came out during Dunn's trial that she had once faked injuries to herself and tried to blame them on police who arrested her in a shoplifting incident, and had on another occasion posed as a nurse to illegally obtain prescription drugs.

A 23-year-old Frenchwoman has admitted slashing her own clothing, cutting herself with a knife, and painting swastikas on her stomach; at first she had blamed six black Arab North African "youths" for the assault. In fact she has filed a half-dozen complaints, including accusations of theft and sexual assault, over the past several years, but no assailants were ever found. The sickest aspect of the incident is that she's apparently not even Jewish!

 
Big Brother is listening

California is taking a giant step toward establishing Orwell's "Newspeak" in its middle and high schools. The State Senate has voted 22-10 for a bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg (D-Los Angeles) to ban the use of the word "Redskin" by school athletic teams. The measure, which had already passed the State Assembly, will have to go back to the lower chamber for approval of Senate amendments before it becomes law. Only five teams use the term. "Academic studies have shown that Indian mascots affect the self-esteem and achievement of native youth," blathered Natalie Stites of the Alliance Against Racial Mascots (ALLARM) — made up of people who have too much time on their hands and too little common sense to put it to productive use.

STOP PRESS:  Surprisingly, and much to his credit, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed this anti-free-speech nonsense. That may make it more likely that part of his last name will be added to the official "forbidden" list, when it is resurrected.

October 11, 2004

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