Friday, January 20, 2012

Assassination Nation?

My concern: The VERY close relationship between Bibi Netanyahu and some of America's most fervent anti-Obama conservative organizations and politicians. For more info see:    Dee

Editor: Israel Should Consider Assassinating Obama
By John Cook at

Andrew Adler, the owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, a weekly newspaper serving Atlanta's Jewish community, devoted his January 13, 2012 column to the thorny problem of the U.S. and Israel's diverging views on the threat posed by Iran. Basically Israel has three options, he wrote: Strike Hezbollah and Hamas, strike Iran, or "order a hit" on Barack Obama. Either way, problem solved! 

Here's how Adler laid out "option three" in his list of scenarios facing Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu (the column, which was forwarded to us by a tipster, isn't online, but you can read a copy here):

Three, give the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice president to take his place, and forcefully dictate that the United States' policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies.
Yes, you read "three" correctly. Order a hit on a president in order to preserve Israel's existence. Think about it. If I have thought of this Tom Clancy-type scenario, don't you think that this almost unfathomable idea has been discussed in Israel's most inner circles?
Another way of putting "three" in perspective goes something like this: How far would you go to save a nation comprised of seven million lives...Jews, Christians and Arabs alike?
You have got to believe, like I do, that all options are on the table.

It's hard to tell whether or not Adler is just some crank. But the Atlanta Jewish Times, which he purchased in 2009, appears to be a real community newspaper. It was founded in 1925 and, according to Wikipedia, claims a circulation of 3,500 and staff of five. To judge from its web site, it's a going concern.

A nervous Adler told me over the phone that he wasn't advocating Obama's assassination by Mossad agents. "Of course not," he said.

But do you think Israel should consider it an option? "No."

But do you believe that Israel is in fact considering the option in its most inner circles? "No. Actually, no. I was hoping to make clear that it's unspeakable—god forbid this would ever happen. I take it you're quoting me?"

Yes. "Oh, boy."

When I asked Adler why, if he didn't advocate assassination and didn't believe Israel was actually considering it, he wrote a column saying he believed that the option was "on the table," he asked for a minute to compose himself and call me back. He did a few moments later, and said, "I wrote it to see what kind of reaction I was going to get from readers."

And what was the reaction? "We've gotten a lot of calls and emails."

Nothing from the Secret Service, though. Yet.

UPDATE: Adler has told JTA that he "regrets" the column and plans to publish an apology.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

No PJ's in Public?

By Dee
One Louisiana lawmaker is so concerned about the “moral fiber” of his community; he wishes to ban the public wearing of fibers, such as silk and fleece.
Caddo Parish, Louisiana your PJ’s are in danger!
Commissioner Michael Williams says he is currently working with a Parish attorney, to craft an ordinance to present to the Commission. He Says, "The moral fiber in our community is dwindling," adding, "If not now, when? Because its pajama pants today, next it will be underwear tomorrow."
I wonder if Commissioner Williams knows about No Pants Day..  :)

Video Here:

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Photographs of Your Junk (will be publicized)

By Dee

The BEST thing on the inter-webs last week was Ron Butler's Spoken Word Commentary!
I found it timely and spot-on; a true encapsulation of our human experience and relationship with social networking, news and entertainment media… not-to-mention, a seemingly well-deserved indictment of them all. 

Originally from the Bahamas, Ron is an actor, and former Washington DC economic consultant.  Ron grew up in both the US and the Bahamas; he attended Trinity International University near Chicago, where he graduated magna cum laude, earning a B.A. in History and Economics.

Ron studied acting with Vera Katz of Howard University, and performed in regional theatre around Washington.  After further study with William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Scott Zigler and Robert Bella, of the Atlantic Theater Company in NYC, he became a member. Ron even found time to sing with a European swing band, The Solicitors, for several years.

Ron has guest-starred in many popular network/cable television shows, and can be seen in the web series, First Day, where he plays Vice Principal Lewis. Among his most noted characters is President Barack Obama, whom he affectionately lampooned in 2010, while singing a pastiche of The Major-General's Song.

As is evidenced in this fantastic video, Ron Butler is a highly accomplished writer, and performer!

(Video re-posted here with the permission of Ron Butler)

Friday, January 13, 2012

When Mitt Romney Came to Town

This may be the most over played video in America, but it needs to be, even if it was paid for by a Gingrich PAC.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Perfect Way to Pick Up Dog Shit

Some things you just can't make up...

Romney Defined

Romney (rom-nee) 1. v. to defaecate in terror 2. n. Willard (aka Mitt) rich Republican front running Presidential candidate in 2012, that is preparing to get his ass handed to him by President Obama

I doubt our troops acted like this during World War II...

In what has to be the most despicable act ever perpetrated by any donning a US Marine uniform, four grunts are clearly seen pissing on the dead bodies insurgent combatants. Do we really want to see our servicemen lowering themselves to the standards of the Somalis, who used the severed head of a soldier as a soccer ball? I thought we had a little higher standard for ourselves.

Unions ARE Important

300 Chinese Foxconn Workers 'Threaten Mass Suicide' At XBox Plant, Reports Claim

By Michael Rundle

Around 300 Chinese workers who manufacture XBox consoles took to a factory roof and threatened bosses with mass suicide over a dispute about pay, unconfirmed reports have claimed.

The workers were employed at the Foxconn Technology Park in Wuhan in Hubei province. Foxconn is an independent, global manufacturing partner to companies including Apple, Microsoft and Sony.

Microsoft said on Wednesday that it is investigating the incident.
According to unverified reports emerging from anti-government Chinese news websites, about 300 workers took to the roof of the Taiwanese-owned factory on 2 January to protest against their employers.

Those reports have since been repeated by websites including Kotaku, but neither Foxconn or Microsoft has yet confirmed the incident took place.

According to the reports the employees had asked bosses for a raise but in response were told to either quit with compensation or keep their jobs at their usual salary.

Most workers apparently decided to leave, but the company did not hand over the money as promised.

According to the China Jasmine Revolution website, the workers were only dissuaded a day later when the mayor of Wuhan talked them out of committing suicide.

Foxconn factories in China have been the scene of several suicides by workers in the past, including 14 in 2010 alone at its Shenzhen plant, after complaints of low pay and poor conditions.