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anti-Israeli liar and agitator capable of? Maybe almost setting off violence by deliberately spreading false rumors regarding a pending Jewish destruction of the Al-aqsa Mosque.  He’s not in Egypt, or Saudi Arabia, or Yemen.  He’s right here, and he runs the nasty Electronic Intifada blog, and was active at the recent BDS conference at the Univ. of PA.

Other than that, I’m in a good mood.  I’ve picked up on some new blogs lately you might want to check out:

Some headlines and stories:

  • So it’s Sunday night, and only 84% of Maine precincts are reporting yet Mitt has been declared the winner of the caucus by less than 200 votes?  Maybe Ron Paul is onto something here: “Webster, the state GOP chairman, says Romney’s 194-vote margin over Paul is a “snapshot in time” that fairly and accurately represented the results of the Maine caucuses through the announcement Saturday evening at a Maine GOP event in Portland.”  A “snapshot in time” — that’s what the ME Republican Party is calling it?
  • Pat’s head is spinning form the White House babble.
  • Red Cross cancels blood collection because of threatened Teamsters strike.  Hope no one gets hurt in the strike and needs blood.
  • If contraception is a fundamental right which must be given to women for free, why isn’t this too? (oh, it will be, eventually).
  • Speaking of which:

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What is going on up there in Maine?

    WarEagle82 in reply to heimdall. | February 12, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    It looks like the Elders of Zion are planning to blow up the GOP mosque in Augusta or something. Better check Drudge to see if Santorum still won in Iowa…

The heck with all the rest of this stuff….I want to know what a male mother’s kids call him/her….perhaps ‘dama’ or ‘mada’…..???????

Prof, stop reading my emails, please. I say that because I’ve had a few back and forths with people via email about the DSM-V and the inevitablity of sex changes being mandated coverage under future regulations.
My exact wording to a friend:

“I’ll make a prediction, we’ll stick it at a 10 year mark for now. Perhaps we’ll bet a bottle of nice Scotch. If this law stays on the books, w/in 10 years Gender reassignment surgery will be required to be covered as “treatment.” with no possible out (unless you count this weird cost shifting joke).”

I chose 10 years because it’s a nice round number, and it will take some time to force that down people’s throats (I don’t think it’d be possible in 5).

    WarEagle82 in reply to tsrblke. | February 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I’m a bit more concerned about mandated sex changes than mandated coverage…

    WarEagle82 in reply to tsrblke. | February 12, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Why isn’t this considered “genital mutilation?”

      Probably for the same reason ear piercings aren’t considered body mutilation, the term implies involuntary force was involved.

        WarEagle82 in reply to Awing1. | February 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm

        So by this definition, “suicide” isn’t “suicide” unless someone forces you to do it. But then it would be murder…

          Suicide is defined as being voluntary, unlike any of the terms being discussed here, so that’s a completely useless analogy. Way to fail.

          WarEagle82 in reply to WarEagle82. | February 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm

          So paying a quack psychiatrist tens of thousands of dollars to brainwash you into having your genitals cut off and turned inside out, and paying a team of surgeons hundreds of thousands of dollars to do it isn’t genital mutilation.

          So, if Muslims trained “psychiatrists” and “surgeons” to do this in 3rd world countries it would no longer be “genital mutilation?”

          And mutilating body parts isn’t mutilation if it is done in an antiseptic environment by people in white coats?

          Why would you pay a psychologist to brainwash you to have your genitals cut off? Wouldn’t you just skip the middleman and do it yourself?

          If anyone, including Muslims, used a position of authority to “brainwash” others into doing things, I think we have bigger problems then the subsequent self-injury. However, to get at the point I think your trying to get at, we would probably term what the individual was brainwashed into doing as mutilation, but if the surgeon is only performing this action at the request of the patient, and is otherwise unaware of any coercion, I don’t think we’d say they engaged in bodily mutilation, because of the connotation attached to that term. It’s the same reason we don’t say that the people at earring stores that pierce ears are engaging in body mutilation.

          WarEagle82 in reply to WarEagle82. | February 12, 2012 at 10:16 pm

          Well, you can’t just walk into a hospital and get this done like lancing a boil. You have to go through lengthy “therapy.” During this “therapy” you convince the “doctor” that you really want this to happen. Or do you? Maybe it is the “doctor” brainwashing a terribly confused person to do do this. And I might add, the “doctor” profits from the “therapy.” Who is to say who convinced whom? But we know anyone who considering this must be terribly confused about pretty much everything.

          You seem to conclude that if this happens in an antiseptic setting with people wearing white coats in a 1st world hospital it is not “mutilation.”

          But if Muslims “health care professionals” did the same thing elsewhere it would be “mutilation?”

          So it is not what happens by where, by whom and what they are wearing while the deed is done…

          If it’s the doctor brainwashing you into doing it, why are a fair number of applicants turned down? I’m pretty sure that doesn’t happen in countries where “female castration” occurs, which, by the way, happens long before the age of conscious memory, much less an age of consent. You’re trying to compare apples to oranges with this analogy of yours, and it’s failing miserably.

    Sex change coverage is required for policies covering San Francisco city employees.

Professor, “Pat’s head is spinning” link isn’t working.

Great insight on Newt:

“The over the top smearing of your record made me detect scents of a rat. From more than one sewer.

As I uncovered long buried interviews from your contemporaries in the late 80’s, and then interviews with Paul Weyrich and Pete DuPont, I rediscovered the enormity of what you had accomplished as a young Congressman.

When I discovered that Glenn Beck’s rantings on Teddy and Franklin were made of pure historical ignorance, I actually began be a bit embarrassed to be one of those who not only didn’t appreciate what you had done, I didn’t even recall it. (Shout-out to Beck: Your hero Calvin Coolidge picked Teddy Roosevelt for Mount Rushmore and Ronald Reagan’s initiated a “Theodore Roosevelt Day” as President. Take the tinfoil off!)

When you began to bang on Bain, I was hip to your jive. I’ve been an investor and victim of venture vultures and was shocked that people like Rush Limbaugh and others thought that ANY scrutiny on Mitt Romney’s reign at Bain was “off limits.” Especially when the entire Obama machine has been gearing up for a “fake” 2012 fight over Wall Street excesses. TRUE conservatives shouldn’t have any hesitation to attack “bad” capitalism. There is no defense for Enron, Lehman and the like. Why take the idiotic position that EVERYTHING called capitalism is correct? It makes no sense.
(So I was down with that ‘yo.

But you’re explanations on why this subject should be broached, began to make the slow synapses in my mind spark and sputter. I kept saying to myself, “PolitiJim, where have you heard this vibe before? And why are you talking to yourself in the third person?” Then it dawned on me I went through the same thought process when watching Sarah Palin’s UNDEFEATED. When she attacked “Big Oil,” I had the same initial emotional revulsion that the Limbaugh’s and Levin’s reacted to. But as I thought it about it back then, I realized that not only was Palin right – Greed is NOT Good – it also was the reason she enjoyed 80% popularity throughout most of her Governorship. Even the moderates and liberals respect someone who is against predatory practices whether they be environmental, criminal or entrepreneurial. You were not only on the side of de Tocqueville, Adams and Monroe, you were smart enough to be positioning yourself to steal a major point of contention the Democrats had planned to use in the general election. It has been truly idiotic how blindly conservatives were freaking out about honestly talking about the excesses of capitalistic parasites. Then again, these are the same people that couldn’t stand up to George Bush and the establishment to the excesses of Congressional spending. Why should we be surprised?”

http://tinyurl.com/77fmjh5

    Milwaukee in reply to NewtCerto. | February 12, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Newt is big on downsizing government. He may will be a “frugal socialist”, and the woman from Minnesota termed him, but his plan is to shrink government to a size that revenues will pay for it. And then to shrink the revenue. Sort of hard to be a socialist when you’re on a shrinking budget.

    So, if we eliminated corporate income tax altogether, then corporate taxes abroad would no longer be deductible. Further, corporations could bring their overseas profits home. Besides, I suspect there are tons of corporate spending decisions based on “we can deduct this”. When the deduction is gone, hopefully better spending decisions will be made.

But we Jews do plan to rebuild our Temple, and demolish the mosque that now illegally occupies its site, as soon as this becomes possible. Which we are required to believe believe may happen at any moment. “I believe with a perfect faith that the messiah will come, and although he delays I wait every day for him to come.” So if he comes tonight, we may well start on demolishing the mosque tomorrow morning. Indeed, there’s a tradition that the third Temple is already built in Heaven, and is ready to descend as soon as the messiah comes, presumably crushing whatever lies beneath it, so no demolition or construction work will be necessary.

Of course the Moslems bravely maintain that our messiah will never come; and without him I don’t see how any Israeli government is going to be able to implement this project without starting a massacre. So if they’re confident in their own prediction then they should not be worried.

    Uncle Samuel in reply to Milhouse. | February 12, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    It’s way past time to make the Islamists an offer they can’t refuse.

    They really don’t have a solid claim to Jerusalem. The Koran/Quran and Hadiths do not mention Jerusalem at all. They need to be reminded of this.

    Offer to permanently swap the cities of Mecca and Medina for Jerusalem and the territories of TransJordan, Syria, Egypt, and all of Saudi Arabia for their release and evacuation of Gaza, West Bank, Lebanon and the Sinai.

    War or Peace; Mecca and Medina or a couple of big gaping holes in the earth?

    Give them a certain time to decide.

    There is a rumor that only reason the Arabs have not attacked Israel and the US since 9/11 is they know somewhere at all times, there are nuclear warheads keyed to the GPS coordinates of Mecca and Medina.

      Uncle Samuel in reply to Uncle Samuel. | February 12, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      It’s also way past time for the world powers to call Islam exactly what it is:

      A barbaric, aggressive, genocidal, misogynist, violent, racial hate group and human rights violator – the same ilk as the KKK, Nazis, Stalin, Pol Pot, N Korea, China, etc.

      It should/must be banished from the global community of nations until it repents and reforms.

        Milwaukee in reply to Uncle Samuel. | February 12, 2012 at 11:38 pm

        The sooner we achieve energy self-sufficiency the better. Story is the Saudis were helping fund environmental groups in Canada which opposed their development of the Alberta sand oil. Our wealthy environmentalists don’t mind driving a Pious, and they don’t care about how the batteries were made, and how they will be disposes of. For that matter, it would be nice if they connected “power plant” with what happens when they plug an appliance into the wall.

        Uncle Samuel in reply to Uncle Samuel. | February 13, 2012 at 7:29 am

        To clarify, the misogyny, hatred of Jews and Christians is written in the core texts of Islam. While the Mecca period of Mohammed’s writings were relatively respectful of Judaism and Christianity, by the time he came to live in Medina, he began to be inflammed by hatred for both religions as he was tormented by visions of a spirit calling itself Gabriel, and he began to write violent expletives and demands for the death of all who would not follow his religious edicts.
        Mohammed elevated himself as the highest prophet of God, demoting Christ to a mere lesser prophet.

        Note, this is essentially what Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism also did, denying the divinity of Christ and making himself the latest, greatest prophet and his religion (a mixture of Freemasonry, Islam and Judeo-Christianity with secret rites and some satanic symbols mixed in.)

        This election is extremely interesting from a spiritual perspective. There are two men who feel entitled, destined and to be POTUS. By birth and by spiritual destiny, to fulfill prophecies of their religions.

        Joseph Smith was run out of two states and eventually murdered because business, political, polygamy and spiritual acts and claims. He tried to have his religion exempted from state laws, then when that failed, along with a scurrilous bank scheme, he announced his candidacy for President of the US. He was killed by a vigilante group while in jail six months later. The Mormons have tried to white-wash all this and call Smith a martyr. Romney is trying to undo this, to fulfill the White Horse Mormon prophecy, and his biological father, George’s failed run for the presidency.

        Obama’s biological father, some claim, is Malcolm X (nee Little) who was also murdered, after he had left the Nation of Islam and become a Sunni Muslim. This makes him a martyr amongst the black muslim supremacists, the global muslims and makes BHO, Jr. entitled to conquer the US in the name of Mohammed’s god. BHO II wants to turn the US into the 58th OIC state.

        The US has lost its spiritual and moral power, economic and defensive strength and its stability by departing from the Law/Commandments of God. We now have laws that enable or force us to violate all of God’s Law.

        As Santorum said in one speech and Newt has inferred, (paraphrase) “A Nation is only good, strong and prosperous when its laws conform/are congruent with God’s Word/Law/Commandments.

        There is only one thing that can defeat the ‘spirit’ of Islam (Assyria/Babylon/Egypt/Baal/Molech and all the gods of the Caananites, etc.) and that is returning to the Word/Book of the Law of God.

        This drama was acted out over and over in the Old Testament when the Children of Israel and of God rebelled, sinned, began to worship other gods.
        God uses Assyria as His rod of discipline: Isaiah 10:5
        Only the sword of God, not the sword of man can defeat Assyria: Isaiah 31:8-9
        When His people repent and return, trust and rest in God, HE defeats the pagan Assyria. Isaiah 26:3, 30:15
        When they rediscover the wisdom, beauty and riches, safety of God’s Word, they are taken from captivity in Babylon, Assyria is overcome by God, they are restored to God. II KIngs 6:16-17, 22:8; II Chronicles 7:14, 20:12, 34:14; Zechariah 4:6

        You would think somehow we humans would learn. But sheep aren’t trainable and can’t get up when they fall on their backsides; they need a Shepherd, a Good Shepherd, aligned to God’s Book and Law, not a liar, crook, false prophet of a false religion.

        macaquerman in reply to Uncle Samuel. | February 14, 2012 at 12:19 am

        and Christianity has managed much bigger and better genocides than Islam, crazy old Uncle.

        how about we try choking off the horsespit a bit and going with the facts and the truth.

        It ain’t “Islam” that is genocidal, it’s folks who are ucked-fup and commit atrocities and try to offer religious excuse.

        just as my first sentence was a lie, so is your assertion.

    beloved2 in reply to Milhouse. | February 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Milhouse, it isn’t good PR to say that PEOPLE are going to tear down the Dome of the Rock that causes human conflicts. Actually there is good geological evidence that a giant earthquake will do that for Israel, fault lines everywhere.
    Earthquake cracks Knesset http://www.public-action.com/911/suit/quake-jn-2-11-04/index.html
    http://www.abbaswatchman.com/page%2023%20dead%20sea%20page%202.htm
    http://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/earthquake-pattern-increasing-for-jerusalem-%E2%80%93-end-times/
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3980139/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/jerusalems-old-city-risk-earthquake/#.Tzlvq1nN6So
    Baruch Hashem Adonai

And here is a link dedicated to all the trolls out there and those who fight them…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLEo7H9tqSM

Barring the back-forth over what is and isn’t genital mutilation….my question is this…Gender “Reassignment” is supposed to involve years of psychiatric therapy to determine the person is ABSOLUTELY sure of what they are about to do…

so…how is it…the person who says “I’m not a woman, but a man trapped in a woman’s body” decides to keep the reproductive organs…

Is it now “I’m a wanna be mommy who thinks she’s a man trapped in a woman’s body?” And how do they go about convincing doctors to put them BACK on hormone treatment.

this whole thing is a farce.

DocWahala
Today’s Fortune Cookie says:
“‘Susie Has Two Mommies’ was a big hit…someone will now write ‘Steve’s Daddy is his Mommy’.”

I must be up working way to late. Did I just see a picture of an ugly pregnant woman who has taken male hormones and thinks she is a man?

(Sorry, lady. If you started out with a working female reproductive system, you’re not a man, and you’re not even something ambiguously in-between, no matter how many hormones you take, and no matter how you mutilate your body. Ditto for extreme transvestites the other way.)

(Geez, I hope this didn’t royally mess up the kid. How irresponsible!)

OK. I suppose the PC police will now come after me.

    ohiochili in reply to janitor. | February 13, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I have a cousin who we always called Peter Pan..still lives in the 60’s, but he did marry Wendy, they had a couple kids, and for a while, lived in a teepee. He jumps around from fad to fad, still looking for that something he feels is missing. A year ago, he showed up at our family reunion dressed as a woman. Apparently, he told us one of the signs in childhood that he was really supposed to be a girl was that he was drawn to Dale Evans and her horse Buttermilk more than he was Roy and Trigger. He and his wife were going to stay together, the kids were thrilled over two mommies, etc. etc.
    I had learned long ago not to get too excited over any of my cousin’s exploits, had already filed him in the same drawer as my uncle who believed his neighbors were listening to his thoughts with their CB radio, and went about enjoying the time with the rest of my relatives and catching up on family news. Tolerating my cousin became increasingly difficult (at least for me) because he had become uber girl..screaming and running away from every insect, interrupting our euchre game by loudly gushing over an aunt’s shorts (Oh sweetie, where DID you pick them up?) and worrying out loud what the fat content was of every dish on the pot luck table.
    I usually live and let live, however, his behavior finally irritated the hell out of me to the point where I finally decided to pull him aside and ask him the question I always wondered about…like my questions about how astronauts go to the bathroom, but was afraid to ask…”Now that you are a female, does this make you and your wife lesbians?”
    He got really red in the face, and to this day, I don’t know if his anger caused his answer or maybe he was lying…”NO! I am NOT having the surgery..I am keeping all my parts just the way they are!”
    So what’s the point, then? Why live as a caricature of a woman or life as a male and then do the most female thing you can possibly do – have a baby?
    I suppose it’s simplistic, but I think there is an attention seeking motive in much of the behavior we are asked by the progressives to accept as normal.
    It’s bad business to reward tantrums.

Iowahawk can make a great point in one sentance which many people couldn’t hope to do writing an entire book

Regarding Romney – the Democrat, pretending to be a Republican accuses Santorum and Newt of being Republicans acting like Democrats.

Can you say Projection? Dishonesty? Denial?

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/08/romney-rivals-are-republicans-who-acted-like-democrats/

Here he also touches on the contraception issue as only Romney, the ‘Progressive’, ‘Moderate’ (closet liberal) can.

Sex changes I’d pay for:

From bad to good
From seldom to often
From….

Thanks for the recommendation, Professor Jacobson! I’m from the “small blogroll school” and have had Legal Insurrection on there for a while. This is one of the top law blogs going.

You know how someone whose reputation has been ruined always asks, “where do I go to get my good name back?”? I can’t help wondering about these guys who go to Snip It. Let’s say they change their minds or whatever it is that makes them want their own 24-hour personal little vagina, where do they go to get their vegetables back—in the good working condition that it may have been before? How long before one of them sues the surgeon for not providing in depth psych counseling and actively dissuading them from their folly.

Being male or female is hard wired. Some of these people who think they are girls or boys might just have a hormonal imbalance. To cut off the veggies or the harbor because the chemistry is out of whack? That’s wack!

The best thing that could happen is for Al Aqsa to be destroyed. It does not belong on Temple Mount, no ifs, ands, or buts. Even more, the Muslims themselves and their shoddy excavations, permitted by the Israeli government and archaeological society, to destroy every smidgen of Jeewish presence at Temple Mount, will likely bring down their abomination of desolation, blame the Jews, and keep on doing what they always do—kill Jews or use any excuse to kill Jews.

So, who cares what blood libel the anti-Semite devises? The point is that when the Muslims have no excuse to kill Jews, they will just turn to then Koran and find justification there, whether the Jews do something or not.

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