NYT: Turmoil in Egypt Extends Into Countryside

Posted in crisis, divisiveness, politics with tags , , , , , , , on September 25, 2013 by Qritiq

Digest of parts of the nytimes.com article –

Reach of Turmoil in Egypt Extends Into Countryside

The turmoil shaking Egypt has extended to the countryside, causing some division within communities. Mr. Abdel Aal from Aga, was a leader in the country’s biggest Islamist movement, the Muslim Brotherhood. He died in a clash of police and demonstrators.

Recently, the Egyptian government and news media, have called Islamist foes of the government traitors and terrorists.

After preparing for Mr. Abdel Aal’s funeral, the mosque’s staff turned off the lights and microphone for fear of what residents might do if they learned it was a funeral for an Islamist.

The Egyptian army’s Gen. Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi’s  supporters call their Islamist neighbors “sheep” for their supposed obedience to their leaders, while Islamists shout back calling neighbors “slaves” to the government and “Christians, enemies of Islam”

When thousands of Mansoura Islamists marched through the streets in mid-July, other residents attacked them with machetes, clubs and shotguns.

Signs in the streets thank security forces for fighting terrorism.

“What terrorism?” one who had marched asked. “We are your neighbors.”

At the entrance to Aga, a sign declares, “Sheep are not allowed to live in the country of the brave.”

Many of the businesses in Aga known to be owned by Muslim Brotherhood members were ransacked.

Hostility cuts so deep that those who support the government offer little sympathy for their Islamist neighbors who face violent suppression of their demonstrations.

Some in Aga said that the ousted Mr. Morsi had applauded the police for cracking down on protests opposing his rule. Over 100 demonstrators were killed on his watch, according to the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, an independent group.

The support for the military’s crackdown on Islamists, several residents said, is due to Islamist violence. A bomb went off in front of Mansoura’s police headquarters shortly after the takeover, killing one officer and reminding citizens of a decade of terror in the 1990s, when Islamist groups took up arms against the state and killed scores of citizens and police officers.

“I know what’s being done to the Islamists is wrong,” said Hassan Habeeb, a local official at the leftist pro-military movement of Al Tayar Al Shaaby. “But I’m still all for it because it’s necessary and because they wouldn’t have showed us mercy had the roles been reversed.”

In a street cafe here one recent afternoon, three residents applauded the crackdown on the Islamists, and approved of the assaults on Brotherhood-owned businesses.

Logo Muslim Brotherhood

Logo Muslim Brotherhood (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Level Up

Posted in Chagall, do the right thing, evil, politics, victory, visions with tags , , , on September 20, 2013 by Qritiq




I saw the righteous rise from their graves.

There was thick shimmering heat from all the fire but it didn’t bother them; they were made of grey stone.







That Other McCain

Posted in divisiveness, evil, mental, pastelike, politics, slavery, tacky with tags , , , , , , on September 3, 2013 by Qritiq


Excerpted from “That Other Times” by Michelangelo Signorile in the December 17, 2002 issue of New York Press:


Let’s take a look at the views and not-so-hidden agenda of one of the actual editors of the paper [The Washington Times], specifically, assistant national editor Robert Stacy McCain, who has a habit of posting commentary on message boards and elsewhere around the Internet:


“The media now force interracial images into the public mind and a number of perfectly rational people react to these images with an altogether natural revulsion.

The white person who does not mind transacting business with a black bank clerk may yet be averse to accepting the clerk as his sister-in-law, and THIS IS NOT RACISM, no matter what Madison Avenue, Hollywood and Washington tell us.”


Yes, you read that right: a “natural revulsion” and “THIS IS NOT RACISM.”

That was posted by Robert Stacy McCain (who has contributed to New York Press in the past) on a website called Reclaiming the South. The Washington Times editor posts a lot on the right-wing FreeRepublic.com as well, using an assumed name (BurkeCalhounDabney) but often linking back to his personal website, where there are photos of him and the rest of his large family of Seventh Day Adventists (and which identifies him by his real name and as a Washington Times editor). Editor McCain, who hails from Rome, GA, is one of those Confederate types who still hasn’t gotten over the Civil War and is trying to get the South to secede. He’s a member of a Southern secessionist organization called League of the South.

… McCain has written, in a piece he posted on the Web titled “Down On Dixie: The Confederate Cause and the South’s Scalawag Press,” that “We may never all agree that The South Was Right!…but the least we owe our ancestors is a fair hearing and a balanced portrayal to our readers.”

McCain … believes that Abraham Lincoln was a “war criminal” who should have been tried for “treason.” (His reasoning, he writes, is that Lincoln and the Northerners were the true racists; something tells me–actually, studying his other comments and affiliations is what tells me–that that is not the real reason at all.)

In his Web postings McCain has stated that Harvard president Lawrence Summers should be “persecuted and run out of town” for supporting gay rights. He also believes that the civil rights movement directly resulted in “black criminality” because people were encouraged to break the law by getting arrested at demonstrations!

“I am disturbed…by [Jesse] Jackson’s idea that ‘breaking white folks’ rules’ was somehow inherently just,” he wrote on FreeRepublic.com. “If rules were to be broken merely because they were work of white folks, then hasn’t Jackson gone a long way toward explaining the explosion of black criminality that began in the 1960s? This shows how the civil rights movement, to a great extent, represented a direct assault on tradition and law.”

These viewpoints offer background for and insight into some of McCain’s pieces in The Washington Times. This past October he warned about the “Backlash Building in White America,” as the headline of his article blared, and he interviewed and promoted an obscure professor who claimed “that society should combat white nationalists in part by acknowledging the legitimacy of some of their grievances” and that white nationalism is “the monster that identity politics created.” (Yes, blame it all on blacks themselves!)

Some of McCain’s Washington Times articles are reprinted, presumably with his and his paper’s permission, on a creepy website called American Renaissance (to which McCain has written at least one letter to the editor, offering “warm congratulations” on an article). Here’s what the respected Southern Poverty Law Center has to say about that site: “Edited by white separatist Jared Taylor, American Renaissance is a magazine with a highfalutin tone that links IQ levels to racial groups and promotes eugenics, the ‘science’ of improving the human race through selective breeding.”


Michelangelo Signorile (@msignorile) can be reached at www.signorile.com

English: Michelangelo Signorile at the Copacab...

Michelangelo Signorile (Photo credit: Wikipedia)




C’mon

Posted in politics, victory, video with tags on September 1, 2013 by Qritiq

A True Bargain

Posted in Jew, teenagers with tags , on August 28, 2013 by Qritiq




I was alone and I saw a well-crafted sterling silver Hand of Miriam on a Safed street. I held it in my hand and while I gazed at it, I asked the very religious shopkeep couple how much. They stared at me.

After a hesitation, he said ten dollars. When I looked up at him, I saw he was happy. She brought me inside and found a silver chain for it. She clasped the pendant around my neck. I smiled, walked out into the sunshine, and said goodbye. They looked at me, startlingly serious – and both asked God to bless me.

Later, some teens were admiring the pendant and asked me where I got it. I didn’t know how to pronounce Safed. Their eyes grew large and their jaws dropped. But just for a split second and the light chatter continued.




Truth

Posted in blogosphere, divisiveness, politics, reality check, sockypuppets with tags , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2013 by Qritiq

I found this in a blue van by Pink’s:

KimBerIin Says:

Remember when @Zapem was posing as “Malgad” (supposedly a 260 lb “black man”), and was gonna complain to WordPress about kkblog, and have it deleted?

(Z’s alleged “black man” identity Malgad, was her sock-puppet to show negroid support for @zapem’s grotesque white-trash lowbrow birther delusions. Oooooo. Pretty intimidating!)

Which was in the same tantrum as when she was going to file another of her famous “reports” to the F.B.I. and have Team Kenoma arrested for casting vodoo spells at respectable, upright Tea-Baggers, like the shit-heads that infested her drooling moronic birther site, the “Zombie Revolution” or whatever. (yo! shout out to Splooge!!)

So yeah, a couple of more years of nuisance F.B.I. reports, and one hyper-shrill twitter avatar after another (Malgad, X0pht etc and so on) under the delusion that no one can see through her pathetic bubble dance.

And now…Here she is again! With the most unconvincing dumbshit attempted impersonation of an “Anonymous” member who, laughably claims to be a “pedophile hunter”. “Priest”! LOL LOL LOL!!!

(notice how allegedly catholic probable porn peen gobbler @zapem doesn’t seem too bothered about any, you know, c-a-t-h-o-l-i-c church pedophiles, cases of which seem to be multiplying geometric)

In this particular case, pedophile means anybody who might disagree with her “politics”, or anybody she just feels like bullying. *yawn*

Some real low-grade Alinsky posturing, and the most ridiculously incompetent “Anonymous” inpersonation that a well-below-room-temperature I.Q. can deliver! Bravo!

How dumbed down can it get?

Seek ye here:

http://new.tweettunnel.com/reverse2.php?textfield=prle57

Crystal Meth is a very ugly thing. Inside and out.

UniteBlue Funded By Tea Party?

Posted in blogosphere, politics, reality check, sockypuppets with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2013 by Qritiq



Blogger’s Digest version of a Neal Rauhauser post below. Read the entire post at

http://nealrauhauser.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/the-ongoing-uniteblue-conversation/


I have a list of twenty one accounts that are leaders within @UniteBlue, at least in terms of Twitter conversations. … I extracted 53,000 [of their] tweets. …


UniteBlue Leaders & Hashtags

UniteBlue Leaders & Hashtags





The @UniteBlue operation is the work of @140elect, who were taking funding from Sheldon Adelson for campaigns on behalf of Tea Party candidates recently … Their Democratic front man and initial source of [Democratic/liberal] legitimacy was William Talley, who … [has] a conviction for child pornography possession…

[Talley] paid … for a video of a preschooler being sexually assaulted, and this was just one of a great number of of such things found on his computers.

The owners of @140elect have no Democratic cred of their own and having used Talley’s network to start the operation I do not see how they can possibly continue in any sort of credible fashion. The masses who signed up for this are clearly actual Democrats and others familiar with the situation have summed [these actual Dems] up as “Hillary’s primary voters” – more female than male, closer to retirement…

[For] the defense of Talley and [UniteBlue,] a number of the large-volume [of tweets, etc.]/large-follower-count actors have applied tactics right out of the Tea Party playbook. … I’d be curious to see what their voter registrations look like over the last twelve years.


The rest of the post here:

http://nealrauhauser.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/the-ongoing-uniteblue-conversation/