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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

Thursday, February 09, 2006

I am speechless

I have died and went to Blogger Heaven. 30000 hits in less than a day? Holy Crap. Big Thanks to Pajamasmedia, Solomania, LGF, Michelle Malkin, Instapundit, Gatewaypundit and the 70 million other bloggers who linked to the story. No Andrew Sullivan though, he still refuses to acknowledge my existence :(. Love You anyway Sully. For those of you who may have your doubts on the validity of this story*, well, here is the newspaper website and the cover of that issue. Hope that's proof enough for y'all. Dear New readers, make yourselves at home and feel free to browse around and check out the other stuff (or you can always donate to me wink wink nudge nudge). The Top 15 posts section on the sidebar is a good place to start. As for my other posts on the cartoon war, here they are in ascending order: A message to those who demand a Denmark boycott The retardedness continues Can the foolishness stop now? Let's boycott the boycott If you don't torch your Benz, then you don't love the prophet! Wow We are choosing our battles I guess Danish Embassy in Syria torched over the Cartoons How the other side thinks The Holocaust thing Danish Embassy in Beirut torched as well Just a thought We are Sorry The Vodafone conspiracy Irony, redefined! Der Standard interview Obsessed Incommunicato Boycott Egypt Whoa, I could write a book on this. LOL I put those up here , because I plan to put this whole exercise in stupidity behind me. I am done with this issue. For me it is over. There is nothing really more to say on the whole thing. I might have been proven right, but to be proven right about the stupidity of your own people is no victory at all. I just hope that this whole thing will fizzle out soon, and that God would forgive those of you who fanned its fire with your calls for boycott and your "Outrage", because whether you like it or not, the blood of all those who died and continue to die because of this is partly on your hands. Enjoy the fact that people died over a cartoon, ok? Oh yeah, and don't forget to Buy Danish! eat more danish support danish cows *The Newspaper took the page down, but Der Standard managed to get a screen-shot of it right here.

32 Comments:

At 2/09/2006 02:57:00 AM, Blogger GC said...

You've made it to the big league, man. Well done. I've been reading your blog for a while and I think you're doing an excellent job in diagnosing the hypocricy and stupidity that surrounds us and exposing it. Keep it up!

 
At 2/09/2006 02:58:00 AM, Blogger Mr Holger said...

Boycot of danish products backfires:

The "Buy Danish" campaign has exploded in the US and in Germany and is spreading, newspapers report.
If you search google for "Buy Danish", more than a 100.000 hits comes up!
Danish exporters as Arla, Lego and Carlsberg expects a bigger income from this, than the lost suffered from the arab boycot!
The reason why it has backfired is, according to the newspaper, the disgust people are having with the reactions from the arab world.

 
At 2/09/2006 03:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been drinking Carlsberg beer in massive quantities lately, I hope this madness ends soon before I do, :-)

Per, Sweden

 
At 2/09/2006 03:27:00 AM, Blogger Mr Holger said...

IMPORTENT INFORMATION TO THE ARAB WORLD - TO HAVE A DIALOGUE AND TO AVOID MISUNDERSTANDINGS:

Please forward this link to every arab internetsite: here is information in arabic about the controversy: It the Danish Foreign Ministry - please read!

http://www.um.dk/en

 
At 2/09/2006 03:34:00 AM, Anonymous Thomas Christensen said...

Hi Sandmonkey

I'm one of your new readers, but I'll keep coming back even if you never post more on this "issue". An I agree that all that could be said, was said.

By the way: In Denmark we don't really like Arla and Carlsberg. They're near-monopolies and use near-mafia methods to keep smaller diaries and breweries with better products off the market. So in a screwed up way this "issue" has actually bettered these companies', esp. Arla's, reputation on the home market.

 
At 2/09/2006 03:35:00 AM, Blogger Jordan said...

I was reading Sandmonkey before he became famous. So Ha! :)

 
At 2/09/2006 04:24:00 AM, Anonymous Moishe3rd said...

Nice.
Congratulations.
I do believe that this is not over, my dear blogger.
You have provided the story. And this story will out.
This needs to go beyond the 70 million bloggers who fortuitiously read your blog.
Unfortunately, we are in a war. And the forces of evil have marshalled this particular battle against the forces of good. To not fully expose their tactics and fight will mean that they win this round with their cannon fodder shock troops.
And that would mean that the next go round will remove any condemnation of this evil from the public lexicon.
That would not be good.
The exposure is good. You have played a great part in the War of the worlds...

 
At 2/09/2006 04:26:00 AM, Blogger Crazy Girl said...

Said like a true gentleman :P
ya am ya am :)

 
At 2/09/2006 04:43:00 AM, Blogger Myra Langerhas said...

Outstanding work deserves extraordinary attention!!!

 
At 2/09/2006 05:21:00 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

On this website the Saudi Mr Al-Jazairy explains why a Danish boycott is silly and concludes:
"We all condemn the newspaper and reject its unjustifiable attitude. However, playing on collective emotions should be abhorred. The responses of some Muslim communities in the West in dealing with the crisis are far more civilized than the Middle Eastern responses. Remember the Muslim Swedes who mourned for the Swedish Foreign Minister who died two years ago and prayed for her soul despite the fact that she was a Christian. Does this not resemble more the message of our beloved Prophet?"

It's a pity Sandmonkey is quiting this blogging of his. It was a pleasure to read his posts.
Myself I've started a protest yesterday, check it out here. Hope you will appreciate this effort. Anyone willing to cooperate, can contact me at humanrightsissues@gmail.com and I will explain you the details.

 
At 2/09/2006 05:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should get a Pulitzer Prize. LOL.

 
At 2/09/2006 06:07:00 AM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...

Well,

Thanks to me. I am the creator of the whole story. Without me investigation efforts you would not have known about the story! I should start my news agency.

Good Job Sam in all cases. Congrats

 
At 2/09/2006 06:16:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

FFE, ENTY BABA WENTY MAMA WENTY ANWAR WAGDY!

Did you notice that Al Fagr took the cover of that issue down from their website? They are not liking the inetrnational attention.

 
At 2/09/2006 07:26:00 AM, Anonymous Mondher said...

Dear Sandmonkey,

I have been coming here for quite a while now and I have come to the conlcusion that you are the real deal my friend. You walk the line between sarcasm and constructive criticism extremely well, and I have no doubt that you will eventually have a large positive impact on the world.

In the past I had always been a little reluctant to talk about politics in the many hipster social situations I find myself in here in NYC, but now when some liberal lefty android starts spewing illogical comments during a conversation I do not hestitate to call them out and blast them in face with all my Sandmonkey ammo/talking points. This intense level of logic and scrutiny of their poorly concieved nonsense arguments usually scares many of them off immediately, which is great because they annoy me, but I gotta say that the few that do stick around and discuss the topics with me often end up asking where I get this interesting info. If it's a chick and she is hot I tell her I come up with this shit on my own, but if it's a dude I give him your website, as well as ITM, so that they may be further enlightened.

On a final note when I wake up in the morning here in NYC and grab a coffe before work do you think that I am excited to A) read one of the world's supposed top newspapers the NY Times or B) read Sandmonkey's blog. You have arrived!

 
At 2/09/2006 07:41:00 AM, Blogger Leap Frog said...

Wow, Sandmonkey you've achieved international fame the ultimate compliment, you know if a man is using your blog to get in good with a hottie, well you've arrived.
Way to go!
Hopefully the fortunes will arrive with as much abundance.
:)

 
At 2/09/2006 08:15:00 AM, Blogger Billie said...

Well - danish newspapers have been informed, but dosn't seem to move on the subject: maybe they dont buy into the theory, why egyptians didn't protest at the time!?
Is it just a conspiracy theory, or do you believe in "the making of the cartoon war"?

 
At 2/09/2006 10:00:00 AM, Blogger Peoples Hernandez said...

Hey man, indeed, your blog is linked everywhere. Congratulations!!

I'd like to know from you and your partners...

What's the difference between a Palestinian and a Jordanian? Is it only about being born in the west or east of the Jordan???

I'll wait for you answer.

 
At 2/09/2006 10:04:00 AM, Blogger christina/ohio said...

Congratulations, SM! You have arrived! I read you first thing every morning. I have also witnessed that what you have said on your blog become news stories later in the day here in the USA. I think that you have been read for quite a while. I agree, SM you should write a book!

 
At 2/09/2006 10:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the Palestinians have taken Sandmonkey up on his call for a boycott of Egypt... or at least senseless criminal acts against..

I'm not blaming the whole of the Palestinian population for this, but I really have to wonder - if this is how Palestinians treat their allies, what is there left for Israel to negotiate with??


Gaza gunmen kidnap Egyptian official
Last
Updated Thu, 09 Feb 2006 11:04:58 EST
CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2006/02/09/egypt-gaza060209.html

Masked gunmen kidnapped an Egyptian diplomat in Gaza on Thursday outside the country's mission in Gaza City.

The daylight abduction took place after the gunmen shot out the tires of Hussam Almousaly's car, said a witness. Almousaly is Egypt's military attache to the Palestinian Authority.

Palestinian police set up roadblocks throughout Gaza, which has grown increasingly lawless since Israel withdrew last year.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas quickly condemned the kidnapping of the diplomat from Egypt, an important ally to the Palestinians. Egypt has been a key mediator in talks bewteen militant groups and Abbas.

The condemnation was echoed by a spokesperson for the militant group Hamas, which won recent parliamentary elections.

Egypt's Foreign Ministry said they were working to "expedite the release of the kidnapped diplomat."

As many as 20 foreigners have been kidnapped in Gaza in recent months. Militants often demand jobs from the Palestinian Authority in exchange for the return of the hostages. All have been returned unharmed.

 
At 2/09/2006 10:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aljazira says:

The European Union has warned Saudi Arabia that the bloc will take action at the World Trade Organisation if the Riyadh government supports a boycott of Danish goods.


Peter Mandelson, the EU trade commissioner, told the Saudi Minister of State that any Danish boycott would be a boycott of the European Union.

Peter Power, a EU spokesman, said on Monday: "He made it clear that if the Saudi government had encouraged the boycott, Commissioner Mandelson would regret having to take the issue to the WTO."

This is a good example on the advantage for a small country to be a member of EU-25 with 457 miljon people and GNP of 12 trillion USD, when EU and USA unite on Iran, it means 752 miljon people with a GNP of 24 trillion USD is to big market for Russia and China to say no to. That is very good for freedom and democracy and security.

Per, Sweden

 
At 2/09/2006 11:18:00 AM, Blogger thewiz said...

SM; don't let all the attention go to your head. Been here a long time and your great just as ya are!

Personally, I feel this is a god opportunity for the US to gain some credibility. Expose all the manipulations of the tyrants, imams, and clerics that led to the cartoon wars. Show how they used the image of the Prophet to further their own personal power. It is the tyrants, clerics, and imams that used this story that are the true blasphemers of Islam.

We need more people like you spreading this word all over the Muslim world. Imagine the result if such blasphemy were exposed throughout the ME.

 
At 2/09/2006 11:24:00 AM, Blogger Ben Ze'ev said...

What is astounding is the Pajamas Media of all people still have not linked to the story, which you would think is at least the blog story of the year.

The fact that the newspaper has pulled the cover from its website is further proof that there is definitely smoke here...

What is wrong with PJ ? Are they checking the facts ? LGF has published it, so if Charles is backing it, why does PJ not follow ?

 
At 2/09/2006 11:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanx my friend. I wish someday all the islam people be like you.

Long Live Sandmonkey, for a free Egypt.

Buy Danish.

 
At 2/09/2006 11:40:00 AM, Anonymous ARTUR said...

HELLO SANDMONKEY, CONGRATS FOR YOUR COURAGE MAN!

A LINK TO YOUR STORY IS ON THE MAIN PAGE OF BRAZIL`S SECOND MOST IMPORTANT NEWSPAPER.

LINK TO THE MAIN PAGE: http://oglobo.globo.com/online/

LINK TO YOUR STORY: http://oglobo.globo.com/online/blogs/cat/

THE PRINT-SCREEN: http://img290.imageshack.us/img290/5219/oglobocoverfeb920065sh.jpg

REGARDS FROM BRAZIL, ARTUR.

 
At 2/09/2006 12:10:00 PM, Anonymous Sam2 said...

Not one mention of Egypt kicking ass in the africa cup of nations! this is a zionist conspiracy!!! j/k :)

 
At 2/09/2006 12:48:00 PM, Blogger forsoothsayer said...

egyptian businessman, eh? ya wad ya wad...i guess i should be honoured to even be linked on your august blog. even with my name spelled wrong :)

 
At 2/09/2006 03:47:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Actually what's more funny is the other headlines of el fagr, specially the one about reinforcing steel causing cancer.
Well it might, if we eat it I guess.
SM, are you serious in thanking Michel Maulkin? One thing I can tell you about her, is that if she had it her way, you yourself won't be even allowed to enter the US, and the rest of the moslems living in the us would be either deported or shipped to internment camps, thanking her is like rooting for your own demise man.

 
At 2/09/2006 04:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Originally posted by Mohamed
SM, are you serious in thanking Michel Maulkin? One thing I can tell you about her, is that if she had it her way, you yourself won't be even allowed to enter the US, and the rest of the moslems living in the us would be either deported or shipped to internment camps, thanking her is like rooting for your own demise man.

You're wrong there, mohamed. Yes, Michelle Malkin wants to tighten Muslim immigration into the US. Her main concern is terrorists and terrorist sympathizers who want to harm the US, not legal immigrants who come here looking for a better life. We don't have any internment camps in the US. Plus, Sam here is as American as it gets. I would trade Sam Al-Arian for Sam the Sandmonkey any day of the week. I would also trade all the people at CAIR for just him.


jonas

 
At 2/09/2006 04:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,

I send JP the following mail in the fight for freedom for humanity yesterday, :-)

----- Original Message -----
From: Per Sweden
To: jp@jp.dk
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 9:54 PM
Subject: Cartoons were Published Five Months ago in Egypt


Hi,

According to below links Cartoons were Published Five Months ago in the Egyptian Newspaper Al Fagr back in October 2005.

Why?

Ceck theese links out:

http://freedomforegyptians.blogspot.com/2006/02/cartoons-were-published-five-months.html

http://egyptiansandmonkey.blogspot.com/

If this this is true, JP & Danmark & Democratic world, has been set up for a gigantic media war, fight back and win!

Kind regards,
Per, Sweden

 
At 2/09/2006 05:03:00 PM, Anonymous Victor Brazil said...

I love Danish milk and cheese!!
I always buy Danish products. They are the best!!!
Victor from Brazil

 
At 2/12/2006 12:22:00 PM, Anonymous Dhimmi Dimwits said...

1938: Deutsche ! Kauft nicht bei Juden !
2006: Moslems ! Kauft nicht bei Dänen !

 
At 2/20/2007 09:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A 'TRUE' AMERICAN AND PERSON OF GOD COULD SPUE THE HATERED YOU HAVE FOR YOUR FELLOW MANKIND.

 

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