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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Linky Love

Check out Ritzy's post on how Japan'sTV teaches kids on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Cool toys btw. I can't wait for Pokemon style marketing blitz with cards and everything: "I have the card of David, with his Uzzi and his Grav Mada" "Well, My card beats yours: I have the card of Ahmed the suicide bomber, and he got a wired bomb to his chest. No one can beat Ahmed except for the "Cohen the Sniper" card. Give in Jew, give in now!". Their slogan will be "Choose Your Side". Am I the only one who sees the Anti-semetic potential here? I am sure David Duke would endorse it! In other news that involve the transcendent Mother Sheehan - I know, I am obsessed-check out Beth's post regarding how compassionate Cindy is exactly. Mubarak the supreme Pan-arabist leader? Or does it has a very interesting poster up. Check out Egyptian Person's collection of Stories of the Egyptian elections, with one of the candidates promising to give the Presidency to Mubarak back if he wins and the Azhar Sheikh's who say that it is the islamic duties of muslims to vote, unless they are liberal muslim who don't follow islamic rules, who, in his opinion, should be banned from voting. One word still describes it all best: Circus. Ohh yeah, and here are the latest people to join Cindy Sheehan's protest in Texas: Al Sharpton and the Neo-Nazi Stormfront. So, let's recount: so far we have marxists, communists, neo-nazis and Al Sharpton supporting her. This should be great! All that we are missing are some Al Qaeda people and you would have yourself a "Hate-America" fest. No?


At 8/28/2005 05:39:00 AM, Anonymous Peter-Australia said...

You know it is a good thing when kind hearted and caring people like "marxists, communists, neo-nazis" get involved in championing a cause. We all know just how much better a world it would be if these people were in charge.

What is this, the love children of Stalin, Mao, Ho Chi Ming and Hitler? Welcome to the anti-freedom league!

At 8/28/2005 05:51:00 AM, Anonymous Tamer ElSahy said...

Cindy Sheehan, and Neo-Nazis?Is that the correlation you were able to make?
Fuck why am i even wasting my time on this shit!.
Every thing on this screen at a glance is just supposed to be cynical, without holding substance, right?
Someone shut this site for crying out loud its like bleeding from the eyes....

At 8/28/2005 05:55:00 AM, Blogger Highlander said...

Sorry SM , I do not see any antisemitism in that program, since both the Jews and the Palestinians are semites. However, sometimes I doubt the semiteness ( Is this an English word?)of a great number of Israeli Jews(notice the difference). So I think you may call somebody anti-Israeli or anti-Zionist more likely, but not anti-Jew or anti-semitic. Russian or Europeans or Americans are not 'semitic' to my eyes, Yemenis and Falashas and Arabs are semitic for me for example.

At 8/28/2005 06:10:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

Tamer, ehh, I take it you are a fan of Mother Cindy? Ooookay!
But answer me this, how am i supposed to make you bleed from your eyes if I do shut this site? You know that that's what I live for.

Highlander, I think that's exactly my point with the post. Notice the sarcasm regarding the clearly jewish and arabic names and the "weapons of choice". This could work great to incite hatred against both arabs and Jews, depending on what side you prefer to play. Both would fall under your definition of anti-semitism, no?

Plus, I find it funny that some arabs idolize David Duke when in reality he looks down on them equally as the jews, just because he attacks jews. I am sure if the jews didn't exist the arabs would be the semites he would be targeting. The whole thing is stupid, hence the sarcastic humor.

You take me way too seriously ata times wolfie. And sometimes I think you are so quick to disagree you miss my point. But alas. Me loves ya regardless!

At 8/28/2005 06:49:00 AM, Anonymous TAMER ELSAHY said...

The scale of corruption exercised by this administration, and the amount of lies they have tried to convince the American people with as well as the world are boundless. It would've left officals in the Nixon administration dazed, baffeled and saturated, in my opinion. But nontheless to see a few (and growing) number of Americans wake up to it all and set up camp infront of Mr.Bush's ranch and claim it all wrong, i think is an inevitable reaction by anyone who goes by his life with any kind of resemblence of an ethical guideline. Which explains why i called your article inane, but nontheless i apologize if i was rude.

At 8/28/2005 07:21:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

Tamer, what are you talking about? Those people camping weren't Bush supporters who "suddenly had an epiphany and saw the light". They were always against him and the war from the begining. Those are the same people who voted against him in the last election, which was, if you recall, a referendum on the war, and an election, if you also recall, that they lost, in both the electoral vote and the popular vote. In your opinion that may make them naive, or lied to or whatever, but they still had a voice, they outnumberd the other team and they won. End of story.

The reason why so many people are happy about Cindy it's because the democrats couldn;t provide them with a leader if theur lives depended on it, so they provided them with a woman who's grieving over her dead son and exploited her in the worst way. It gave the whole thing a human angle, repackaged the whole story and restarted that debate all over again. And if anything is inane it's the debate itself Tamer. The US is there, it can't leave or else Iraq would get 1000000 times worse, in which case i am sure you would also blame the US for it. They have to stick it out till the Iraqi army is big enough to handle the country. Anything before that is just being stubborn, stupid and unreasonable.

But this isn't the case that i am making here about Cindy now is it? I am just showcasing some of the people who support her and who pay for her bills to do her "televised outpourings of grief". The whole thing is fake as all hell Tamer, it's a lie, a political sideshow. And if you are so mad about the "adminstration's lies" then you should be mad about this one as well. Unless you are only uncomfortable with liars as long as they are not on your side.

And I am sorry, but the marxist codepink groups funds her, the white supremacist David duke publically praised her, the neonazis are joining her protest. I didn't make this shit up. It's what's happening. That's the crowd making your case Tamer. If you should be mad at anyone, it's for them to highjack your side of the issue and making a circus out of it.

I am just saying...

But no, i wasn't mad nor offended, and thanks for your apology anyway. Just because we may not agree is no reason for us to get mad at eachother or take it personally. You are entitled to your opinion, and i am to mine, wal elkhelf la yofsed lelwed kadiah. Wallah eih? :)

At 8/28/2005 10:35:00 AM, Anonymous highlander said...

Me loves ya too SM , but admit it you enjoy my disagreement eh ;) it makes for more interesting conversations ....mush kidda wa la eih :p

At 8/28/2005 10:40:00 AM, Blogger programmer craig said...

Nice post, SM, and an interesting discussion :)

Highlander, the common meaning for "anti-semitic" in the US (and most the rest of the world) is "anti-jewish" - I know it's wrong, but many times it's the common understanding of what a word means that is important, not the actual definition. Semite was originally a linguistic term, not an ethnicity, wasn't it?

At 8/28/2005 04:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wilhelm Marr coined the word in 1879 and "Jew Hater" was definition he gave to it.

Argue with him, then.



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