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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Ms. Marvel: Mighty Muslim Mamma Jamma




Marvel.com: This is the first time a Muslim character has headlined a book at Marvel. How important is the character's faith to the title?

G. Willow Wilson: Islam is both an essential part of her identity and something she struggles mightily with. She's not a poster girl for the religion, or some kind of token minority. She does not cover her hair –most American Muslim women don't—and she's going through a rebellious phase. She wants to go to parties and stay out past 9 PM and feel “normal.” Yet at the same time, she feels the need to defend her family and their beliefs.

Sana Amanat: As much as Islam is a part of Kamala’s identity, this book isn’t preaching about religion or the Islamic faith in particular. It’s about what happens when you struggle with the labels imposed on you, and how that forms your sense of self. It’s a struggle we’ve all faced in one form or another, and isn’t just particular to Kamala because she’s Muslim. Her religion is just one aspect of the many ways she defines herself.

150 comments:

  1. Ah the exile of Ms T has ended, it lasted all of 4 minutes, 32 seconds.

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  2. Whadya do to bring her back?

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    1. I'm glad she's back. I was urging her return at the end of the last thread.

      What's wrong with multiple targets to shoot at?

      Miss T
      q
      r2
      Ash, good man

      Great targets, all.

      Aim for the bull's eye, boys !!

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    2. q has recently redeemed himself with his recent and proper perspective on drugs.

      Posted high q praise at end of last thread.

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  3. "She does not cover her hair –most American Muslim women don't"

    The one I see at Longs Kihei Maui does.

    Seems nice and modest.

    Have no doubt that if there were 100 Muslim men and one of me, they would be too.

    Or one of them at 27 and me at 100.

    I'd hire Ash's boatswain to be my bodyguard.

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    2. Whole in one?

      Is that the Tao of Golf?

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    6. Most excellent lines at 12:37.

      Straight from heaven.

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  5. Great. WWIII will start over a "comic book." :)

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  6. On further contemplation; it does seem fitting.

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    1. Wonderful title, by the way.

      Jes Maahvelous :)

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    3. Why are they four times larger, on average than they used to be?

      Are Bob's aliens shootin up our beef with hormones at night?

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  8. The very puissant Samantha Powers, America’s advocate for Russian “pussy rioting”, spread it all out there for Putin and the world to see when she invited Pussy Riot to discuss “disturbing trends” referencing pussy rioting in Russia.

    So overwhelmed by the strength of argument from the American sponsored soapbox was Russia’s ambassador to the UN that he responded,

    "She [Ambassador Powers] has not joined the band?"

    "I would expect her to invite them to perform at the National Cathedral in Washington. This is my expectation," said the Russian Ambassador.

    Further went he, "Maybe they could arrange a world tour for them, you know, “St Peter's Cathedral in Rome, then maybe in Mecca in Saudi Arabia, ending up with a gala concert at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.

    “So if Ambassador Power fell short I would be disappointed," he concluded.


    Syria is going to hell in a hand basket. Lebanon and Libya are on the brink. Egypt has jumped ship, and the best Ambassador Powers can manage is a stern talk about “pussy”. Her point might have been made better had she brought in the troupe of the “play”, Night of a Thousand Vaginas.

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  9. This is a topical subject. A couple nights ago, my daughter, a comic book fan, mentioned this Muslim thing to me. I could only respond that she might be a short-lived character; suicide bombers only get one shot. This raised the question of the bionic Muslim femme fatale - the $600,000,000 dollar bionic, quasi-feminine bomber.

    She might be a bite surly, considering the action the other female characters get. Genital mutilation followed by hard rubber prosthesis might have that effect.

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    1. Samantha Powers is a pissant, piss-ant, piss ant.

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    2. My vote goes to pissant.

      :-)

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    3. I can't say what I call Samantha Powers in private. Let's just say she's not my favorite commie, marxist, jew hating, scum sucking, piss ant, America hating anti-Semite...

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  10. STUDY: Social Media Lowering Users' Ability to Think Analytically.........drudge

    This doesn't explain r2, but is it possible that this may be the root of, or at least contributing to, the obvious and many difficulties of that good man, Ash?

    Or, golly gee, is he just a natural born good hearted naive dumbshit?

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  11. "Her religion is just one aspect of the many ways she defines herself."

    And if you want to 'redefine' yourself, you just change profiles, change religions, change gender, change anything you want, profile wise.

    That is what being an 'individual' generally amounts to in our shit culture these days.

    Don't like yourself? Don't change yourself, just change profiles.

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    1. The "clothes" make the "man".

      old saying

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    2. :-)

      I notice that I am not writing well. It is the alcohol.

      Tomorrow, I will be sober and still ugly.

      Photo

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  12. The Toilets of Sochi (and other stuff)

    http://www.sportingnews.com/sport/story/2014-02-04/2014-sochi-olympics-winter-photos-pictures/

    r2's Mississippi outhouse looks to be a vast improvement.

    Check out the plumbing on the urinals. Doesn't seem to be any. No plumbing in Mississippi either, but not needed there.

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    1. What can one expect for $60 billion? I think it will be embarrassing. Could this be Putin's Achilles’ heel?

      The Russians have had years to work this out. What has gone wrong?

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    2. Hmmmm........maybe too much Vodka......maybe the work ethic......might be the corruption......maybe all these, and more.......it might just be.....Russia

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    3. As an aside, a civil engineer I know went to St Petersburg recently, and, reporting back, said from his engineering perspective, everything was falling apart.

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    4. Much of it hasn't been put together.

      They did get that shitbasket installed, tho.

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    5. Somebody should Photoshop Pootie's face into every one of those disastrous pictures.

      Supreme Leader of Shitville

      Shitvile

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  13. Muslim Brotherhood Leader Meets Obama in White House

    Robert Spencer Feb 5, 2014 at 6:57pm Barack Obama, Muslim Brotherhood Jihad Watch

    Altikriti

    What’s the big deal? A couple of allies, a couple of people of like mind meet — it happens all the time. “Muslim Brotherhood Leader Meets Obama in White House,” by Adam Kredo for the Washington Free Beacon, February 5 (thanks to Pamela Geller):


    A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood was recently hosted at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama, prompting an outcry from critics of the global Islamist organization.

    Anas Altikriti, a top British lobbyist for the Muslim Brotherhood whose father heads Iraq’s Muslim Brotherhood party, recently met with the president and Vice President Joe Biden as part of a delegation discussing problems in Iraq.

    Altikriti, whose work has also been tied to Hamas, can be seen smiling in photos published by the White House as he stands next to Iraqi Parliament Speaker Usama al-Nujaifi, who is pictured shaking hands with President Obama in the White House’s Roosevelt Room. The meeting was first highlighted by the blog Harry’s Place.

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    1. The Obama administration has been criticized its outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood, the international Islamist organization whose members’ brief reign in Egypt was supported by the White House.

      Nujaifi, Altikriti, and other members of the Iraqi delegation were in town late January to discuss al Qaeda’s growing presence in Iraq. Nujaifi himself was reported to have met twice with President Obama, though it remains unclear if Altikriti accompanied him on both occasions.

      “President Barack Obama greets Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, Iraqi Council of Representatives, after he drops by Vice President Joe Biden’s meeting with the Speaker in the Roosevelt Room of the White House,” read the White House’s photo caption, which clearly shows Altikriti standing to al-Nujaifi’s right side.

      A White House spokesman confirmed that Altikriti was brought to the meeting to serve as a translator for al-Nujaifi.

      Others present in the meeting included “Puneet Talwar, senior director for Iraq, Iran, and the Gulf at the [National Security Council], Philip Gordon, special assistant to the president and White House director for the Middle East, Brett McGurk, deputy assistant secretary for Iraq and Iran, and Andrew Kim, director for Iraq,” according to the White House pool report filed on that day.

      The meeting focused on ways the United States can help local Iraqi leaders combat al Qaeda.

      “This afternoon, President Obama joined Vice President Joe Biden’s meeting with Iraqi Council of Representatives Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi and a delegation of Iraqi parliamentarians,” read a Jan. 22 statement issued by the White House about the meeting. “Both sides reaffirmed the importance of the strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq.”

      Altikriti’s presence in the White House was surprising to many who said the U.K. organization he heads, the Cordoba Foundation, has been singled out by British Prime Minister David Cameron as the “political front for the Muslim Brotherhood.”

      Paul Stott, an U.K. academic and expert in British jihadism at the University of East Anglia, said Altikriti’s presence in the meetings represents “part of the long term U.S.-U.K. engagement with the Muslim Brotherhood, a strategy which hit choppy waters when it became clear people in Egypt were far from ready to let the [Muslim Brotherhood] run the country the way they wanted.”

      “The coup could have put paid to this glad handing, but it is clearly continuing,” Stott said.

      Altikriti has been called the “key political lobbyist for the Muslim Brotherhood in Britain.”

      His Cordoba Foundation has been criticized for working “closely with other British extremist groups which seek the creation of an Islamic dictatorship, or caliphate, in Europe,” according to the British Telegraph newspaper.

      Altikriti formerly served as a spokesman for the British Muslim Initiative (BMI), a group that has been singled out for close links to Hamas. BMI’s founder and president Mohammed Sawalha has served as a senior military operative for Hamas.

      Altikriti himself has stirred controversy for publicly backing Hamas and advocating that Iraqis use “any means and methods” to free themselves from occupation.

      Altikriti also defended the Muslim Council of Britain’s 2007 decision to boycott Holocaust Memorial Day. He referred to the group’s position as a “principled stand.”

      The Cordoba Foundation did not respond to a request for comment.
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    2. This kind of crap happens all the time, yet some people here are worried about AIPAC and the 'conga line', whatever the hell that is.....

      http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/02/muslim-brotherhood-leader-meets-obama-in-white-house?utm_source=Jihad+Watch+Daily+Digest&utm_campaign=edc93411af-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ffcbf57bbb-edc93411af-97529822

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  14. Saudi Muslim cleric suggests that baby girls wear hijabs to prevent rape

    Robert Spencer Feb 5, 2014 at 4:48pm Sharia, women's rights in Islam Jihad Watch



    Although this Opposing Views story is new, actually Sheikh Abdullah al-Daoud made his statements in 2012. He said: “The prevalent custom among Muslims of the countries of East Asia is to make girls start wearing the hijab in the second year of their lives. This has motivated us to compete with them, and we will start our girls wearing the hijab even earlier….We do not want to see revealing and shameful clothing, especially when girls start to develop and fill out, and show signs of beauty, and so on. You find that she is in a state of exposure and nudity. I think we know that there are fatwas that forbid this, even if they have not yet reached the stage of puberty. Whenever the girl is an object of desire, the parents have the duty to cover her up with a hijab.”

    His comments reflect the assumption that underlies the mandatory covering-up of women of any age: that if a man is tempted, it is entirely the woman’s fault, and her responsibility to end that temptation by removing it from sight.

    “Saudi Cleric Suggests Baby Girls Wear Burqas to Prevent Rape,” by Lina Batarags for Opposing Views, February 3 (thanks to Pamela Geller):


    A Saudi cleric has proposed this solution to molestation of young girls: they should be required to wear burqas.

    While no law or practice in Islam requires that baby girls wear burqas, Sheik Abdulla Daoud suggested that covering the babies in burqas would keep them from being raped. Daoud made the controversial comment on TV last year, stating that babies were being molested in Saudi Arabia.

    The video recently surfaced on social media, and elicited shocked and indignant response from fellow Saudis.

    “Now the baby victims are blamed for men’s crimes. Allah help us stop the ignorance, stupidity,” tweeted Masleeza Othman.

    Othman later followed up the original tweet with another condemning those who “abuse, molested and sexually assaulted or harassed the babies, children.”

    “They aren’t supposed to even live!!” Othman continued.

    Senior Islamic officers have also been highly critical of Daoud’s comments, noting that they “made Islam and Sharia law look bad.”

    Daoud’s comment comes as a contrast to online activists’ recent calls for the Saudi kingdom’s rulers to impose harsher punishments on child abusers. Most notably, Fayhan al-Ghamdi, a prominent preacher, received a light sentencing after confessing to raping and beating his 5-year-old daughter to death.

    Startlingly, al-Ghamdi is protected by Saudi Arabia’s Islamic law, under which a father cannot be executed for murdering his children or his wife.

    Reports indicate that Saudi Arabia plans to launch a 24-hour hotline, specifically for reporting violence against children.
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    1. Putting an end to infant abuse, Saudi style -

      http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/02/saudi-muslim-cleric-suggests-that-baby-girls-wear-hijabs-to-prevent-rape?utm_source=Jihad+Watch+Daily+Digest&utm_campaign=edc93411af-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ffcbf57bbb-edc93411af-97529822


      This will put an end to it !!

      Are these people nuts, or what?

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    2. What might really help is to chuck sharia, adopt a sane legal code, and change their over all outlook on life.

      Don't expect that to happen, though.

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    3. You and your godamned Islamophibia.

      You need help, man.

      Let your wife drive you in.

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  15. While no law or practice in Islam requires that baby girls wear burqas, Sheik Abdulla Daoud suggested that covering the babies in burqas would keep them from being raped. Daoud made the controversial comment on TV last year, stating that babies were being molested in Saudi Arabia.

    And baby girls who refuse to cover up should be given seventy lashes.

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    1. did you not say you were leaving the blog? again?

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    2. I got a better idea, WiO, since I like some of the other people here. I will never again reply to any Elder. I'm calling this Protocol 613.

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  16. Three Deuces
    and a Four-Speed


    Q's Rich Uncle Royal:

    Pontiac GTO- 1964-1965

    Throughout the 1960s, Royal Pontiac, a Pontiac car dealer in Royal Oak, Michigan, offered a special tune-up package for Pontiac 389 engines.

    Many were fitted to GTOs, and the components and instructions could be purchased by mail as well as installed by the dealer.

    The name "Bobcat" came from the improvised badges created for the modified cars, combining letters from the "Bonneville" and "Catalina" nameplates.

    Many of the Pontiacs made available for magazine testing were equipped with the Bobcat kit.

    The GTO Bobcat accelerated 0-60 in 4.6 seconds

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  17. Allen: A couple nights ago, my daughter, a comic book fan, mentioned this Muslim thing to me. I could only respond that she might be a short-lived character; suicide bombers only get one shot.

    But Allen says I am the one who is a racist. Go figure.

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    1. To WIO, you're Brown Sugar.

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    2. Ms T, your anti-jew, anti-Israel, anti-jusdiam and anti-zionist screeds make you who you are....

      Now you play the victim.

      You are pathetic.

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    3. Teresita RedingerThu Feb 06, 08:21:00 AM EST
      But Allen says I am the one who is a racist. Go figure.


      Islam is not a race, it is a political movement. Muslims can and do come from many, many races. "Black Widows" have been much in the news recently.

      You are racist. I am not.

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    4. Zionism is not a race, it is a political movement. Zionists can and do come from many, many races. So, Allen, when you suggested Ms. Marvel would be a short-lived superhero because she'd blow herself up, did you key in on her hijab, or scarf, or just her brown skin?

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    5. You used "Master Race", with all it implies from recent history. You did so with malice and joked about it.

      I was unaware she had brown skin. Does she? I will trust your answer since you are a person obsessed by such things.

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    6. I made it official with WiO, now consider this your own notice, Allen. We're done.

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  18. Can alcohol make your head explode?

    I could become the first Haole Christian Suicide Bomber.

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  19. "Kill Haole Day"

    Should be made a national holiday.

    My headless corpse will be our Crest.

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    1. How much more noble to go out in a cloud of grey matter,

      than just another statistic, ground into a curb in Honolulu.

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  20. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2551511/Do-camels-prove-Bible-INACCURATE-Archaeologists-reveal-mammals-domesticated-900BC-centuries-Biblical-characters-rode-them.html

    Camels are mentioned in Biblical stories involving Abraham, Joseph and Jacob as well as other famous characters. But archaeologists have found that the mammals were not domesticated in Israel until centuries after famous figures were said to have ridden them. They claim this shows that text in the Bible was compiled long after the events described in it and challenges the holy book as a historical document.

    This is sort of like spending $50 billion on toilets and forgetting to hook them into the sewer line.

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    3. You would have to go and bring that up again.

      I guarantee if you go down in one of those stalls,

      you'll bring it up again.

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    4. They didn't forget.

      They just decided to change "Thank Goodness it's Friday"
      to Everyday is Friday.

      Salud!

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    6. Miss T. What's your point?

      Here's -

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cesare_Gennari_Orfeo.jpg

      - the dude Orpheus playing a violin which he couldn't have done as it wasn't invented yet.

      You might as well bitch that your Virgin Mary was represented in Italian works of art with Italian characteristics, and in Flemish works with Flemish ones.

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    7. None of the Cardinals voted that paintings were canon Scripture.

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  21. "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles"

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    1. Targets of opportunity

      ...and Credit Card Fraud

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  22. Jesse (Aaron Paul), Mike (Jonathan Banks), and Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) take a chartered plane to Mexico so Jesse can teach the Cartel how to cook Walt's (Bryan Cranston) blue meth.

    Although the Cartel's chief chemist (Carlo Rota) is initially skeptical about Jesse, all are impressed when Jesse cooks a successful batch. Jesse is shocked to learn that the Cartel owns him from now on; however, Mike assures him that either Jesse, Gus and he will all leave together, or none of them will.

    It is Walter Jr.'s (RJ Mitte) birthday and Walt never arrives to help Skyler (Anna Gunn) present his birthday gift, a Chrysler PT Cruiser. Concerned about his father, Walter Jr. pays him a visit, only to find him bruised and on painkillers mixed with beer. A surprised Walt blames it on gambling; reflecting upon the latest complications with Jesse, he tearfully apologizes, and accidentally calls Walter Jr. "Jesse" upon being brought back to bed.

    The next morning, Walt finds Walter Jr. on his couch and apologizes for his drugged state, concerned about leaving Jr. with a bad memory upon Walt's death. However, Walter Jr. seems to be more satisfied with Walt's apparent truthfulness than his double life for the past year.
    Ted (Christopher Cousins) is unable to pay back taxes to the IRS, which in turn raises Skyler's concerns of being investigated herself.

    She convinces a highly skeptical Saul (Bob Odenkirk) to tell Ted of an inheritance from a fictitious aunt, a cover story for the money she plans to give Ted.

    Unfortunately, Ted uses the money to lease a new Mercedes-Benz and restart his business instead of paying off the IRS, forcing Skyler to admit that the money came from her.

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  23. If I believe that a race of people (Jews) have the right to inhabit the earth unmolested by a religion (Islam), does that make me a bigot?

    Christians, Gays, Atheists, or even peaceful Muslims are targeted for violence by the garbage that is fundamentalist Islam.

    If I'm a bigot against this than I'm in GOOD COMPANY!

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    1. Such violence is self-defeating. Even in Syria and Afghanistan people are fed up with the Taliban and al-Qaeda. Look what happened in Egypt. It's a fire that's burning out, we just gotta make sure the embers don't start something over here.

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    2. 1400 years and it's still alive & killin'.

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    3. Christianity 1400 years on wasn't exactly the Rotary Club either.

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    4. February 6, 2014
      Who is the Nicest Terrorist of Them All?
      By Michael Curtis




      Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the nicest terrorist of them all (or the worst)? The world is witnessing the riveting spectacle of terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq feuding and grading each other in terms of their brutality, lack of collegial behavior, and ultimate objectives. Watching the skirmish becomes even more tantalizing as it coincides with ostensible peace talks over Syria taking place in Geneva.



      There are now three wars occurring in Syria: one between the regime of President Bashar Assad and the rebels, the second between the regime and the Kurds in the northeast part of the country, and the third the confrontation and vicious fighting between al-Qaeda and other rebel groups in at least four provinces: Hama, Idlib, Aleppo, and Raqqa.



      On a number of occasions, President Barack Obama has declared that al-Qaeda had been "decimated" or is "on the path to defeat." We now know that in fact, it is alive and well. It has mutated from a single terrorist organization into one with many branches, perhaps called by different names, but nevertheless linked to each other. It is engaged in civil war among its own affiliates as well as with its proclaimed enemies. That civil war has come to a height with the disowning by Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda, of the rival group, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, normally referred to as ISIS, led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi..........


      Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/02/who_is_the_nicest_terrorist_of_them_all.html?utm_source=2-6-14&utm_campaign=AT+Newsletter+2-6-14&utm_medium=email#ixzz2sYLuvjJ2

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    5. Christianity 1400 years on wasn't exactly the Rotary Club either.

      True enough.
      What was it that changed it?

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    6. Bob,

      Mrs. Redinger is punching wildly and irrationally, trying to score a point of some sort because she cannot simply (1 admit she made a racist statement or b) [this is better] just shut up and move on.

      I think everyone now has her number. No amount of disjointed blathering about camels or art will change that.

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    7. Bullying, outing, taunting and making false or malicious unsubstantiated charges against another member is not allowed.

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    8. In much of the Mideast it got wiped out by the muzz and then there was no problem to the problem, as is said.

      First Amendment? I'm not fully following the logic there....

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    9. DougmanThu Feb 06, 09:47:00 AM EST
      Christianity 1400 years on wasn't exactly the Rotary Club either.

      True enough.
      What was it that changed it?



      The Thirty Years War forever changed Christianity in Western and Central Europe.

      Peace of Westphalia

      In none of the dynastic/religious wars did any of the combatants have nuclear arms.

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    10. Teresita RedingerThu Feb 06, 09:53:00 AM EST
      Bullying, outing, taunting and making false or malicious unsubstantiated charges against another member is not allowed.

      You mentioned my name first thing this morning. You are trying to punch way beyond your weight. I am beginning to feel bullied.

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    11. I am immune from the charge of bullying r2 - at his request I never mention his name.....

      :)

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    12. What this place needs is a number/letter code for each participant........an ID number......that way no one is bullied by first name......

      :)

      q13 for instance

      d69

      t0

      that sort of thing

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    14. r2 - Blow me, d 69

      d69 - blow q 13, faggot

      t0 - can't blow me, hehehe I'm a shesheshe

      etc

      etc

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    15. DougmanThu Feb 06, 09:47:00 AM EST

      I want to be clear on a point. The Peace of Westphalia took Europeans out of the business of wholesale killing under religious pretext and set them on the road to wholesale killing for purely political reasons.

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    16. DougmanThu Feb 06, 09:25:00 AM EST
      If I believe that a race of people (Jews) have the right to inhabit the earth unmolested by a religion (Islam), does that make me a bigot?


      Welcome to the "Conga Line". Your honorary kippah will be arriving by secret courier shortly.

      :-)

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    17. Politics and religion, so interchangeable when there is killing to be done.
      And Islam just mashes to two together

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    18. Being I musician that can't dance, I find the Conga Line somewhat therapeutic.
      As well as the only sane line to be in.

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  25. California/Nevada drought seen from space -

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/the-california-drought-as-seen-from-space-20140204

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  26. Lib:Democrats aren't the party that's making war on women.

    Me:And not every woman is stupid enough to vote Donk just because they manufacture a GOP "war on women".

    Lib:Not every woman, perhaps, but the GOP has a truly massive problem with that particular voter demographic. Also blacks, Hispanics, gays, atheists, scientists, the poor, .... hell, the GOP has a truly massive problem with pretty much EVERY demographic except "old, white, rich, Christian men".

    Me:And if that was true, Republicans wouldn't have a majority in the House and a clear shot at regaining the Senate this year. Of course, when I point out that basic fact, the standard reply is that the women, blacks, Hispanics, gays, atheists and scientists who do vote for Republicans are "self-hating" examples of the Stockholm Syndrome because they really should be single-issue voters who try to maximize benefits for their womanhood, blackness, Hispanicness, gayness, etc, which of course makes the entire claim unfalsifiable, and therefore worthy of being dropped from further discussion.

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      The GOP are neutral on the subject of women. They do not wage a war on them. However, the GOP has its own basic tenets and policy objectives. It they happen to help women, all to the good. If they don't, they are not overly concerned. Whether that will change in the future, who knows.

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    2. Women are treated like Princesses in our society.

      Try India, they got a right to bitch.

      I'm really, really tired of hearing about 'the war on women' here.

      What a lot of shit.

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    Altikriti’s presence in the White House was surprising to many who said the U.K. organization he heads, the Cordoba Foundation, has been singled out by British Prime Minister David Cameron as the “political front for the Muslim Brotherhood.”

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    Farmer BobThu Feb 06, 05:21:00 AM EST

    This kind of crap happens all the time, yet some people here are worried about AIPAC and the 'conga line', whatever the hell that is.....


    You are absolutely right. The difference of course is that I am against any group that acts as 'the political front' for another country or group.

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    Altikriti’s presence in the White House was surprising to many who said the U.K. organization he heads, the Cordoba Foundation, has been singled out by British Prime Minister David Cameron as the “political front for the Muslim Brotherhood.”

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      To be more precise, not against the group per se, but only desiring to have it called what it is.

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    2. Yup, who could possobly be against the MB if it were simply called the Islamoid Supremicist Kill Everybody Else Society?

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      When all the cards are on the table, it is pretty easy for the average Joe to make an informed decision as to policy.

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    4. Bill Buckley was right then.......we should be governed by the first 500 of age people in the phone book.

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    5. I always thought this would discriminate in favor of the last names Aardvaark, Aaron, Abbey, etc. tho.

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      Once again, you've lost me.

      Not a clue as to the relevance.

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  28. "When all the cards are on the table, it is pretty easy for the average Joe to make an informed decision as to policy."

    Just by throwing darts at the cards, as in the Wall Street Journal stock picking experiment.

    Average Joe Dart throwers won over the experts two years running....

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      And that is how you would conduct foreign policy?

      Nitwit.

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    2. You were the guy rising in favor of the average Joe. Who beat the experts at the Wall Street Journal. By throwing darts.

      I thought the concept would appeal to you, q13.

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  29. .

    Superhero Feud.

    East Jordan— Petoskey Batman and Bee Sting were as thick as thieves, getting baptized together in the Jordan River — in northern Michigan.

    Now they’re archenemies.

    The two men, part of a Michigan group that fights crime while dressed as superheroes, accuse each other of all manner of villainy.

    It includes purported death threats and allegations of welfare fraud, probation violations and misuse of money from a fundraiser for the homeless.

    Holy dirty laundry, Batman!

    Their spat over leadership of the Michigan Protectors has split the dozen-member group into two parts.



    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140206/METRO06/302060033#ixzz2sYaLgtWz

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      Williams and Besso's screen names on the Superhero Blog are Bob and Doug, respectively.

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      Most Superhero fans are quietly hoping that Bob and Doug each take a time out, cool down, and kiss and make up.

      Most miss the good old days and their crazy antics.

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    3. Bob and Doug are Superheroes, that much is true, q 13.

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    4. No one has ever accused you of being a SuperHero, q13.

      Though I have come close when praising your preternatural bravery and wits when the reaper is really nearby.

      To be put in nomination as a SuperHero you just got to give up the Vodka, q 13.

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    6. I am not 69. The Detroit News is always totally unreliable, as well as unreadable. And costs way too much.

      Only a nitwit reads The Detroit News.

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  30. An official Kippah?
    Sweet!
    I would definitely wear it to cover my bald spot.

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    2. The blog is F'ing up.
      I can't get my reply to Allen to post way up there.

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    3. DougmanThu Feb 06, 10:52:00 AM EST
      An official Kippah?
      Sweet!
      I would definitely wear it to cover my bald spot.


      I can relate. The good news about kippahs is that they come in various sizes. As that spot grows, so grows the kippah.

      :-)

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    4. q13 often goes to all the trouble of shaving his entire head to try to help conceal his identity.

      I shall suggest the kippah solution to him. A kippah and a coyote coat can do wonders.

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  31. Not everyone is fighting in Syria. Some are using the anarchy to irreparably damage archaeological sites. One way to make up your own history is to destroy the evidence of the past. While the author cites only Christians and Muslims as having a history in Syria, that region was of great importance to Jews as well.

    UN says illegal excavations in Syria are `lethal'

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  32. So, Ryan opposes Obamacare because low-income people don't need subsidies to purchase health care. They just need a swift kick in the rear to get them off their lazy, teat-sucking bee-hinds. Or — if they're already out there hopping — the threat of such a kick to keep them from backsliding into undignified idleness.
    Remember the whole kerfuffle over Ann Romney, and her choice to be a stay-at-home mom. Do you remember any Republicans saying that Mitt Romney's wealth created a "disincentive" for his wife to go out and work, and that this was somehow a bad thing? Of course not. Conservatives love to praise "family values" and the importance to society of having a full-time mom (yes, they always want it to be mom) at home with the children. Well, except that regular people need that whole dignity of work thing. Dizzy yet?

    In other words, it's good for Mrs. Romney to stay home with the kids, but not the many hundreds of thousands of mothers or fathers in two-income families who — thanks to Obamacare — will decide to cut back on their work and spend more time with their families. Never mind that the cost of child care made the second job a wash in terms of many families' income, but was necessary to preserve access to health insurance.

    For conservatives like Ryan, there's only one right choice for the 99%: work more. Never mind that health care security offers regular people the freedom and the choice — although apparently not the kind of freedom Republicans value — to prioritize family over more money. The hypocrisy is rich. When Ann Romney stays home with her kids, she isn't depriving herself of Paul Ryan's "dignity of work." That's for the little people.

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    1. Republicans say that if you cut expenses (taxes) for the "Rich," they'll Work Harder, but

      if you cut expenses (healthcare) for the "Poor," they'll Work Less.

      It occurs to me that Republicans might be full of shit.

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    2. "from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs"

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    3. it occurs to me that being a middle class small business owner aint being rich, but the looters still want my wallet…

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  33. Teresita RedingerThu Feb 06, 09:53:00 AM EST
    Bullying, outing, taunting and making false or malicious unsubstantiated charges against another member is not allowed.

    Does that include you calling me a KIKE?

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  34. His love of the needle took him much too soon...Townes van Zandt

    NORAH JONES with GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS

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  35. .

    The Senate -- 2014

    Party officials are privately urging donors to consider switching some funding away from the almost impossible House campaign and to concentrate their money and efforts on protecting the Senate and avoiding complete Republican domination of Congress.

    Though it is significantly behind in opinion polls in several key races, including South Dakota and West Virginia where sitting Democrats are retiring, the party puts a brave face on the challenge by pointing out that the Republicans would have to triumph in almost all the competitive races in order to secure the majority.

    “They have to win eight out of nine of the competitive races to take the majority. These are going to be very tough races, but they are going to have to have an almost perfect score,” Justin Barasky, the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee’s national press secretary, told the Guardian.

    Democrats could also get some boosts in the coming weeks from the appointment of an interim senator in Montana and potentially bitter primary fights among Republican rivals in a number of states.

    The Montana appointment was triggered by the White House’s decision to appoint the retiring senator Max Baucus as US ambassador to China – a move the party privately hopes will allow the state's Democratic governor to appoint their favoured candidate before the midterms, thereby securing that candidate an incumbent’s advantage.


    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/06/democrats-obama-clinton-fight-senate-midterms

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    1. The Republicans will control the Senate after 2014 elections, 53-47.

      bobbopredictionsllcprivatelyheldyoucanbetonit.com

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  36. Oh. My. GOD!!

    First we get Muslim comics and now, in TEXASS of all places, a MUSLIM fraternity!!



    Fraternity Life, Islamic Style

    By KYLE SPENCER 8:37 AM ET

    At the country’s first Islamic fraternity, Alpha Lambda Mu at the University of Texas, Dallas, students get the opportunity to express both their Muslim and their American sides.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/education/edlife/greek-life-islamic-style.html?hp&_r=0



    ohmy, ohmigod, a fifth column following those evil tenets of Islam will be chasing the virgins killing many on the way as the Frat rampages TEXASS.

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    1. Is there a problem? What's wrong with Texas? Have you ever lived there?

      I cannot think of a mass murder of Muslims in the US. There was a mass murdering Muslim at Fort Hood, Texas, however.

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  37. Some of this was covered earlier by Quirk. I think this article contains some additional information.

    U.S. Postal Service Announces Giant Ammo Purchase

    It looks like our civilian employees are being drafted for some dirty business. In the event of an emergency, the US has lots of well trained veterans.

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    1. Dirty business?? Is defending yourself from armed customers "dirty business"? That's what turns your crank isn't it Allen - getting all and sundry to arm up?

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    2. What "turns my crank", Ash, is the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. Since you are not a US citizen, I will omit the history lesson.

      Re: Postal Workers or "Going Postal"

      I do not recall a customer shooting up a post office. There have been a significant number of times when postal workers have.

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    3. You would deny a postal workers right to defend himself?

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    4. AshThu Feb 06, 03:24:00 PM EST
      You would deny a postal workers right to defend himself?


      Are postal workers US citizens? In that sentence is your answer.

      By the way, February 6 is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) So, Ash, Happy FGM Day.

      It does seem surreal to have to have such a day. But certain people still put their little girls through this hell, depriving them of a fulfilling adulthood.

      Teresita's new thread has to do with the Muslim Brotherhood, among other things. The MB guys are all in favor of FMG. They are now the president's new best buds.

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    5. I am going to take a break. When I think of such things as FMG my trigger finger starts jerking and I need to take a deep breathe and back away.

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    6. Which brings us back to my initial query - Where is the "dirty business" in all of this that you allege?

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    7. Ironic in a way given your attachment to male circumcision.

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    8. Goddamn you're a dummy sometimes, Ash, my good man.

      >>>>AshThu Feb 06, 03:52:00 PM EST

      Ironic in a way given your attachment to male circumcision.<<<<

      What an utterly stupid, even nauseating comment. Are you really that uncouth, or are you just pretending to be a turd?




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  38. Lawmakers ‘Disturbed and Angered’ After Classified Briefing Reveals Extent of Snowden Defense Leaks

    “Ed Snowden isn’t a whistleblower; he’s a traitor,” McKeon said.

    No matter what opinion people hold of the data collection programs, he added, people should be “shocked and outraged to find that a substantial amount of the information has nothing to do with the NSA.”

    “He’s given our enemies an edge and put American lives at risk,” said the chairman.

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  39. The terrorists erred in labeling the toothpaste 'SensoDynamite'

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