Archive for April, 2010

I wonder if it’s a requirement of Taxi Drivers in Washington DC that they all have to be wise and Godfearing:

Our taxi driver spoke in a thick Indian (from India) accent, “Where have you been?”

I responded, “The Tea Party!”

He didn’t say anything pro or con, so my curiosity asked him, “What do you think of Obama?”

He began gushing his disdain for the policies of the current administration. We spoke about the surge of government control, the irresponsible spending, the rising taxes which will cripple small business, destroy the middle class, and collapse our already weak economy, the lies, elitism, disappearing Freedom…and the hope of the November election. We got to the hotel and began disembarking the taxi. I fumbled for my money.

Standing in the middle of the dark street, a street lamp lighting his face, the Indian taxi driver said, “It reminds me of the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego…”

It goes without saying that you should read the whole thing the nice lady wrote. It will remind you of this.

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Question: How tone deaf are the democrats on their new immigration bill?

Imagine my surprise when after writing this post in the morning to see John Cole who I’ve hit in the past saying this:

Apparently they think the outcry over the Arizona “SHOW YOUR PAPERS” bill is that it will only be applied to Hispanics. Polls pretty clearly demonstrate that half the country has no problem with the Arizona bill because it will not affect them- it only is an inconvenience for “others” (meaning brown people). But start talking about a national id with biometric data that everyone has to be issued, and you will think the death panels and health care reform debate were a walk in the park.

that John Mearsheimer et/all keep making. This whole argument ignores that Syria, Lebanon, the Gaza strip, Saudi Arabia and the areas et/all are practically Judenrein.

How is it that Israel is an Apartheid state when Arabs serve in parliament, have the vote, have the protection of the law and have more rights than Arabs in any of the areas that I’ve just listed?

Even more importantly: How does a “reputable” scholar make such an argument with a straight face?

I’ll tell you something. As you know My D-Day is getting closer and closer and between DaTipJar, Have Fedora will Travel, The Ga-4 trip idea, and the Dinner With DaTechGuy stuff, I haven’t closed the gap that will come when week 99 hits.

I’d bet you real money that if I was willing to flip on Israel I’d be amazed at the opportunities that might suddenly arise in the field of writing, blogging and commentary. It wouldn’t shock me if the tip jar was regularly filled and the financial pressures upon me and mine were slowly relieved.

All I would have to do is forget, and rationalize a few basic facts…

…I think not.

Via Glenn who has a day job and wouldn’t change on Israel if he didn’t.

…but I think this is a little much.