Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Oh, me so tired

I had every intention of going to the gym after work but during my long commute home I became so sleepy... I had to slap myself in the face a few times to make myself alert.

So, no gym tonight. I think I'll curl up on the couch with blankey and suck my fumb.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Iran's Jews: Between a rock and a hard place


TEHRAN -- Members of Iran's Jewish community fear they are being set up to take the blame if President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's drive to establish a nuclear program ends badly for the country.

Members of the 30,000-strong community say they already are being viewed as a potential fifth column after a series of speeches in which the firebrand president has spoken of a "Holocaust myth" and heaped scorn on Europe for its defense of the "Zionist entity."

"Ahmadinejad has decided to pick on the easiest victim, Israel," said Meir Javedanfar, a specialist on Iran and director of the Middle East Economic and Political Analysis Co. "Every time Ahmadinejad has internal problems, he will attack Israel again, using it as a tool."

Read the whole the whole thing, here.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Diana Jordan and Women's Wellness

I really enjoyed Diana Jordan’s keynote speech at the Women’s Wellness Fair. She had some great lines and it’s got to be tough to “tone it down” and make a routine acceptable to a 600-strong crowd of mostly old women in a conservative small Wisconsin town. But she did it.

She was really cool, too. She used my Badger Health Care joke and then looked over at me and winked, which made me feel great. She set it up differently than I would have, but that’s neither here nor there. A professional comedian used me joke! Yeah!

I had to snap some pix of her, too. I told her I’d do that in the beginning of her routine so that I could then get back to covering it. As I was sitting in front of the dais snapping pix, she said: “And look here, the only male in this entire room—and he’s gay.” Without skipping a beat I turned around and waved at the crowd in the most princess-like effeminate manner that I could muster, playing along with the joke. Later some lady asked me if I traveled around with Jordan and if I was gay. What a dumb ass.

I gave Jordan a DVD copy of my debut performance and she promised to look at it. I can’t wait to find out what she thinks of it.

Over and out.

Still fire in the belly: an anti-leftist rant

The following brief rant/essay is based off of two things: A sick debate I read about between Islamo-Nazis on the best way to destroy Israel, and the realization that a lot of “intellectuals” in the West wouldn’t have a moral problem with it, since it would be, in their eyes, “restorative justice” or some hackneyed term. Snippets from my past debate with Professor Robert Jensen kept jumping into my head as I read these Islamic genocidal threats. Sure, he’d say, he’s against all that, but the sum total of his arguments point in that direction. So enjoy my angry rant, and please, remember that I am a nice guy.

Based off of everything I have read over the years, no Arab army in the Middle East stands a chance against Israel in a conventional war. Even if Iran wanted to fight Israel conventionally, geography prevents it; and so Iran has waged its war against Israel through proxy terrorist groups like Hezbullah, Islamic Jihad, and lately, Hamas.

In the last few months Iranian threats against Israel have grown increasingly belligerent and genocidal. As it stands, the only way to destroy Israel, or at least deal it a death blow, is by hitting Israel with a well-placed nuclear bomb or device. Should this happen, no doubt we must blame the supporters and committers of such genocide and hate. Most of them consist of radicalized Muslims. I assume Israel has second-strike capability and would lash out at its many enemies in the Islamic world and make them pay dearly.

But there is another group of enemies who are not as apparent: leftists in the West. I'm not talking about liberal Democrats, but leftists, radical leftists. Certain leftists, like Professor Robert Jensen (with whom I have debated), and others of his ilk, who have relentlessly sniped at Israel, chipping away at its very legitimacy.

Although most (but not all!) leftists rarely explicitly say they want to destroy Israel, the final logic of their arguments points to that ominous direction, or final solution. Even when they state that they don't support suicide bombers or the destruction of Israel, their arguments still hold Israel as the ultimate villain in the conflict. The sum total of their arguments ultimately puts into question Israel's very legitimacy to exist.

Additionally, such leftists criticize every single Israeli self-defensive action, from the passive security fence to pin-point strikes on specific terrorist leaders, to temporary closures of Israel's borders during times of heightened tension, etc. No matter what Israel does, Israel is always in the wrong in the view of Western leftists. The result is the delegimtimization of Israel in the West. This has already happened to a large extent in Europe, but thanks to radical leftist professors and other leftists, it could happen here, too. The danger in all of this is that once a group or country has been robbed of its right to defend itself—as Israel has been in the eyes of leftists—the seeds for it’s destruction have been sowed.

So I say here and now: If anything terrible happens to Israel, I will hold such people and their ilk partially responsible- and I would do something about it. If Israel was destroyed, I would never be the same person. I wouldn't want to live on a planet that witnessed centuries of murderous anti-Semitism, culminating in the Holocaust, and then finally the destruction of the bulk of the remnants of my people in tiny Israel.

If Israel was destroyed, I would be miserable. I PROMISE THAT I WILL MAKE LEFTISTS SHARE MY MISERY if anything horrific happens to Israel. In other words, let’s just say that a well-worded column would not assuage my rage this time.

This thought leads me to another radical idea: Israel should quietly and forcefully let countries like France, China, and Russia know—countries that have not bee helpful regarding Israel’s Iran dilemma—that in the event a nuclear Iran hits Israel with a nuclear weapon, Israel will automatically nuke major cities in China, Russia and of course, Paris. Maybe then those countries will then stop playing politics with Israel’s existence and unite with the responsible countries of the world to work together to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

And if all of this ever happens, while a mortally wounded Israel breaths its last breath and sends a hail of nuclear missiles at its enemies, I will do my share locally. I promise. If anything terrible happens to Israel, Jensen, D. Berkman, all you Israel-hating mother fuckers out there, watch your backs because I’ll be coming and nothing will stop me.

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