Let's take another trip down Memory Lane and see what was on the Lizard King's mind during festive seasons past.
December 29, 2008 - Charles insinuates that all Palestinian civilians in Gaza are complicit in Hamas atrocities.
December 30, 2007 - Charles, after deploring those who were capitalizing on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto to further their political agendas, almost immediately flip-flops and uses it to warn (again) about the imminent danger of "Eurabia."
December 30, 2006 - Charles unquestioningly propagates a "filthy Muslims" meme that originated with The Sun.
December 30, 2005 - Charles smears the entire population of Austria because a foreign artist put up a poster there.
December 22, 2004 - Charles approvingly notes high levels of anti-Muslim paranoia in the U.S.
January 8, 2004 - Charles dances on Rachel Corrie's grave (again).
Little Green Footballs
Monday, December 28, 2009
Let's take another trip down Memory Lane and see what was on the Lizard King's mind during festive seasons past.
Posted by V at 19:49
Friday, December 18, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
The estimable Nodrog* has emerged from his hiatus to update us, in painstaking detail, on Charles' latest efforts to rewrite the history of LGF.
We've seen a few whispers around Teh Intarwebs to the effect that Charles, in addition to obliterating banned lizards' comments, is also nuking actual posts of his from years gone by. Can anyone substantiate this? If you can, we'll give you a cookie.
*who, in addition to occasionally commenting here, is also posting at Discarded Lies -- which began life, lo these many years ago, as LGF Watch Watch. Plus ça change, plus c'est complètement différent ...
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Since a whole lot of right-wingers gleefully trumpeted George Monbiot’s article in which he called for CRU head Phil Jones to resign, I wonder if they’ll be equally eager to promote his latest article — which documents the enormous amounts of money the climate denial industry is spending to trick people into believing there’s no threat from global warming.
LGF, March 2008:
British über-moonbat “journalist” George Monbiot is apparently going to attempt a citizen’s arrest of John Bolton, after he speaks at a UK literary festival.
Charles Johnson quoting Monbiot approvingly?! The same Monbiot whose very name is said to have inspired the coinage of the term moonbat? Truly a great moment in porcine aviation.
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
A couple of commenters have mentioned that Charles has been deleting comments posted by banned ex-lizards. Sure enough, just the other day he nuked the entire œuvre of Iron Fist, and apparently he has consigned others to the memory hole too.
For the record, we have had to shut down Blogger comments on at least one occasion (before we went to moderation) and wiped out the entire comment database -- but only because enraged LGF operatives had been spamming us with kiddie pr0n and all sorts of other nasty stuff. Not because we've pulled a Great Switcheroo and are trying to obfuscate what we stood for until just the other day.
h/t: "Southside Suarez" and "he who scoffs at danger," who has joined the vast right-wing anti-Charles conspiracy with more than usual aplomb.
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Christmas comes early this year! I'm actually starting to like Charles Johnson's antics, most of all because of stuff like this:
Thank You, Climate Change Deniers"A few years ago, I used to doubt that there really were climate change denialists.
But then I started posting at LGF about the scientific evidence for global warming, and lo, the denialists began to appear.
Hordes of them.
Posting one comment after another full of talking points, false claims, diversions, and complete BS.
I don’t doubt their existence any more.
So I want to say “thank you” to all the climate change denialists who post comments at LGF, relentlessly hyping every false claim, refusing to follow any links to evidence, and ceaselessly parroting the latest obfuscations.
You’ve really helped open my eyes to the truth."
Really, Charlie? You seriously didn't know whether or not global warming deniers existed? LGF from 2007 just called, claiming that back then you were actually defending those very people on your blog:
Global Warming Skeptics Threatened"The Religion of Global Warming is apparently just as thin-skinned as the Religion of Peace™: Scientists threatened for ‘climate denial’. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)"Scientists who questioned mankind’s impact on climate change have received death threats and claim to have been shunned by the scientific community.===============
They say the debate on global warming has been “hijacked” by a powerful alliance of politicians, scientists and environmentalists who have stifled all questioning about the true environmental impact of carbon dioxide emissions.
Timothy Ball, a former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg in Canada, has received five deaths threats by email since raising concerns about the degree to which man was affectingclimate change.
One of the emails warned that, if he continued to speak out, he would not live to see further global warming.
“Western governments have pumped billions of dollars into careers and institutes and they feel threatened,” said the professor. “I can tolerate being called a sceptic because all scientists should be sceptics, but then they started calling us deniers, with all the connotations of the Holocaust. That is an obscenity. It has got really nasty and personal.”
Ah, LGF history, thou art a heartless bitch. Especially when the same members from back then are still around today. On the 2007 thread:
"This is vile- Mother-Earth-Loving-Peace-Nics so blinded by their ideology that they are blinded by their hypocrisy yet again. On the one hand they would appease a true Holocaust denier, while on the other they liken a reasoned man of science to the real deal. Obviously they have no concept of the true nature of evil to invoke the Holocaust into this debate. That these enviro-knee-jerk-reactionists would claim freedom of speech as their excuse to say anything they'd like while employing marxist-jihadi techniques to silence the free speech of others is so hypocritical it is beyond the pale.
Logic, reason, open and honest debate- these concepts are the death knell to global warming and the leftists will do anything to stop them. Do we need a global warming Theo van Gogh before people take a look at what is going on here?"
And on the thread from yesterday:
===============Now let that second comment sink in for a minute, and read the first one again.
"I think this is another example in a long line of issues where you can see people aren't interested in facts and truth, but are rather interested in propaganda that confirms their existing biases. It's slow, hard work to chip away at such prejudice, but as always, the Truth is worth the effort."
While we're at it, here's something for Chuckles (in both senses of the word):
Video is sadly defunct, but the comments are good as gold. Oh what I would give to see the present-day lizard circus meeting up with themselves from 2007..
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Since everyone else seems to be linking to Charles' official refutation of his erstwhile wingnuttitude, we will too.
But not, of course, without noting that it conspicuously fails to mention Charles Johnson's role in whelping, nurturing, and exalting the very beast that he now appears so intent on slaying -- or at least staving off until the political winds shift again.
As usual, "sorry" seems to be the hardest word. A simple "I was wrong" would suffice. But we know better than to expect that.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Out of curiosity, I clicked one of the links to the LGF RSS feed above -- and it worked. No more redirect to the IDF homepage! (Note to new LGF Watch watchers: almost since the very beginning of LGF Watch, Charles has been redirecting all links from this site to the homepage of the Israel Defense Force -- or else to an oh-so-amusing graphic reading "I Is An Idiot" or similarly witty verbiage.)
Here's a link to the LGF front page, and here's a link to a specific article.
Are they working for you? Let us know.
WARNING: If you do decide to test the links, be aware that Charles can and does follow and ban the IP addresses of those who visit his site from certain locations. You have been warned.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
It may interest you to know that it has been more or less exactly six years since LGF Watch started watching LGF.
Here's what was going on back in October 2003:
Too bad there's no such thing as time travel (despite what some of the CERN boffins have been saying), because a conversation between today's Charles Johnson and his 2003 self would be something to behold.
Posted by V at 21:17
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Charles Johnson has recently posted a selection of ugly and hateful comments from Hot Air:
(Link: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/34908_Hot_Air_Comments_of_the_Day )
Here’s our latest installment of a new recurring feature — the most disgusting comments recently posted at Hot Air, and not deleted or even disapproved of by the “moderators.” There’s an endless stream of this kind of hate speech at Hot Air, and I don’t expect we’ll run out of material very soon. (Thanks to the LGF readers who helped point out today’s batch of ugliness.)
(...) [Comment quotes with links]
Let’s not forget the hundreds of comments previously posted, calling Michelle Obama a “wookie.” (It’s a sleazy way to call Michelle Obama an “ape,” without actually using that word.)
And of course, the comments I pointed out yesterday, calling me a “child molester,” are still posted and those commenters have not been blocked.
Stay classy, Hot Air!
Let's see.. Quoting hateful and racist comments written on another website, then pointing out that they don't get deleted or merit any sort of reprimand from moderators, in order to show what kind of trashy cesspool of hate this site is. And according to him, it's just one installment of a recurring feature. Wait.. HOLY CRAP ON A STICK, Charles is becoming one of us now!
Aahh, screw it. Welcome to stalkerdom, Charles! :)
(Or at least, welcome to the spot where we were standing against you and your blog for.. I don't know, several years on end?)
Friday, October 09, 2009
"So why not tell the truth about Obama and his reported strange sexual predilections? My question is, it is well known that Obama allegedly was involved with a crack whore in his youth. Very seedy stuff. Why aren’t they pursuing that story? Find the ho, give her a show!"
GELLER: "Barack Hussein Obama Jr Malcolm X Barack Hussein Obama Sr. Barack Hussein Obama Sr., Tom Mboya, and Philip Ochieng, all share common physical features of the Kenyan Luo tribe: Modest stature under six feet, round faces, small chins, wide set eyes, slanted back foreheads, and retracted hairlines…none of these features are shared by Malcolm X and Barack Hussein Obama Jr."
"Why isn’t CNN pursuing the nude pornographic photos of Obama’s mom…I never ran the pics, as it was unseemly and wasn’t relevant. But this assault on Palin is too disgusting. It’s time to tell the ugly truth about the enemy in the White House and his whores in the media."
It's been a while since we looked in at Dennis the Peasant's place, which is why we missed this post from a couple of weeks ago in which he discusses Charles Johnson's mental state and tries to make sense of the Great LGF Switcheroo.
He is, needless to say, not impressed:
When I met Charles, back in 2004, he was fiftyish and driving a somewhat battered Hyundai. According to Raj [Roger Simon, the head honcho of Pajamas Media -ed.], he'd been cleaned out in recent divorce and didn't have much more than that Hyundai, his computer and his bike. That's got to be a tough thing to take at fifty. It is probably fair to say that Little Green Footballs and the blogosphere were about the only things Charles had going for him. Which is, quite frankly, somewhat sad.
Sad, and dangerous.
Dangerous because it gave Charles Johnson, middle-aged mediocrity, the out he needed when it came to dealing with the fact that he was just another average guy. It's something that the vast majority of us have to deal with at some point in our lives. We spend our first forty or so years believing that we are indeed special, that we can indeed do anything we want to (if only we work hard for it). It's what's been drilled into us since birth. And then, one day, we wake up and realize that we aren't special. We cannot do whatever we put minds to. We discover we are mediocre. We are average.
And herein lies the seeds of Charles Johnson's self-destruction: He is not a leader. He's an average guy.
I'd be the last person to claim I know Charles Johnson well. I spent parts of two days around the man back in 2004. But, brief as it was, my contact with him allowed me to size him up in certain respects. What those two days told me, more than anything, was that Charles Johnson was not a leader of men. His bearing did not catch the eye or command respect. Had he been more than average, he might have been able to leverage his Rathergate and LGF success. But as it turned out, cable TV gave him some time and found him wanting. Pajamas Media provided another opportunity, which, if my sources are to be believed, he wasted by playing the disenchanted loner (rather than being a leader).
More important than anything Charles did or did not do, though, was the fact that between 2004 and 2007 we collectively came to understand both the power and the limitations of the political blogosphere. In the heady days of 2003-2004, it was assumed that site traffic conferred, in and of itself, real power to the blogger. That has now been disproved. What we've learned is that it is what the blogger does that confers power. Charles Johnson gained famed not because of his inherent worth as an individual, but because - for one moment in time (Rathergate) - he managed to produce a set of facts that had a material impact on political events. Once Charles stopped producing those sort of facts, his fame (and influence) receeded.
Puzzled commenters often wonder what exactly this blog is for, now that (it appears) Charles Johnson largely agrees with us politically. But that begs the question: what exactly is LGF itself for anymore?
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
As much as it pains us to link to the loathsome troglodytes (apologies in advance to trogs everywhere for the insult) of the LGF2 ilk, we do so now in the interest of documenting yet another big twist in the ongoing CJ Vs. The World soap opera.
The fun begins around comment #176.
Cliff Notes version: it appears that Charles' longtime faithful doppelgänger Zombie has severed his/her* ties with LGF, or vice versa, or both, or something.
*The spurned LGFers appear to believe that Zombie is a female, but since he/she has yet to "out" him-/herself, his/her gender remains a mystery unto him-/herself. At least for now.
(h/t to commenter Southside Suarez)
Thursday, September 24, 2009
The members of the circular firing squad that has become the right-wing blogosphere are sharpening their aim...
I’ve made my position very clear — I won’t stand with racists and white supremacists, not now, not in the past, not ever.
Do our eyes deceive us?!
I’ve made my position very clear — I won’t stand with racists and white supremacists, not now, not in the past, not ever.
Apologies in advance for any keyboards that might have ruined. But what we'd like to know is, when did the years 2001-2007 un-happen?
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thanks to commenter "Gates of Vienna Watch" for pointing us toward, well, Gates of Vienna Watch.
Ah, the joy of exposing the idiocies of an moronic ultra-right-wing blog. Sure takes us back... (fade into "Memories")
And let's not forget our friend Lex over at GoV Vs the World, who has been doing yeoman service for a couple of years now.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
After all, who cares about basic fact checking when there’s an ideology to be
Charles Johnson (LGF)
It seems Charles has had a memory wipe and can't recall the 24/7 coverage of bullshit stories about Muslims he peddled for the last couple of years.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
We note with some interest that the tag "Obama Derangement Syndrome" is now appended to several recent posts over at LGF.
Why this tag only appeared recently, rather than -- oh, let's say, about eighteen months ago -- is still unknown.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
If you've been following the U.S. health-care reform debate, you may have noticed that some of the opponents of the Obama plan are, shall we say, a few light bulbs short of a pack -- or, as we say here in California, a taco short of a combination plate.
And now we have news from Las Vegas, where an anti-Obama protester at a "clown hall" meeting actually had the unmitigated chutzpah to shriek "Heil Hitler" at an Israeli Jew who praised Israel's national health-care system.
Have they no shame? At long last, have they no shame?
Monday, August 17, 2009
Honestly, some of you folks will swallow anything as long it makes Muslims look like subhumans. You should be ashamed.Charles Johnson
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Charles' erstwhile wingman supreme, the one and only Iron Fist, is now an ex-lizard.
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/34278_Tea_Party_Leader_Backs_Racist_Doc/comments/#ctop (copy & paste link)
h/t to commenter Southside Suarez.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
First in an occasional series... if we feel like it.
Since we seem to be at a bit of a loss as far as new LGF-related content is concerned, here's a little trip down memory lane.
June 17, 2008 -- Charles, utterly oblivious to irony, accuses Markos Moulitsas Zúñiga of being "mean-spirited, dishonest, and vicious."
June 26, 2007 -- Charles "DailyKosWatch" Johnson complains that not enough people are bashing left-wing blogs on a regular basis.
June 20, 2006 -- Charles falsely accuses the MSM of ignoring a massive anti-terror march in Madrid.
June 23, 2005 -- Charles unquestioningly repeats a blog-sourced accusation that a tourist arrested in Mexico is a "Baja Jihadi," then is forced to retract same.
June 22, 2004 -- Charles accuses the entire MSM of complicity with Islamo-fascists.
For those who are wondering why this blog exists: see above.
Posted by V at 22:46
Monday, June 22, 2009
Environmental advocate Peter Sinclair put together this presentation about the British documentary “The Great Global Warming Swindle.” When Channel 4’s anti-AGW polemic was first broadcast, we linked to it here at LGF; but since that time a number of ... uh ... problems have been found with the data in the film.Charles Johnson (June 21, 2009)
Hey Chuckie, 2007 called!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Longtime über-lizard Iron "220 lbs of death made flesh" Fist is skating on perilously thin ice...
We're not sure which is more amusing: the fact that poor Charles has finally been forced -- after oh so many years -- to call Iron Fist on his ridiculous drunken psychopathic BS, or the abject groveling that has ensued.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Behold LGF2 Watch!
(h/t: "Anonymous" in comments)
As a side note, it's rather interesting that Charles would bring his lizards' attention to a blog whose comment section currently features a no-holds-barred discussion of his own comment policies. Makes for some mildly diverting reading, if you're at all interested in the process by which the entire right-wing blogosphere is currently disappearing up its own ass.
Friday, May 08, 2009
CJ today: "Shame on Fox News for lending credence to this appalling display of mendacity and ignorance [about evolution], without giving equal time to a credible scientist who could answer Luskin’s lies."
This from the same guy who promotes every anti-climate change wacko theory out there?
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Bruce Bawer via LGF, today:
The other day, in the wake of my City Journal piece “Heirs to Fortuyn?”, a couple of anti-jihad writers who had not yet rebuked me for my stance on Vlaams Belang finally got around to doing so. Not only did they send me e-mails taking me to task for criticizing VB in that article; one of them also took it upon himself to chew me out for, in his view, admiring Pim Fortuyn too much and Geert Wilders too little. (Never mind that I’ve defended Wilders frequently and that Wilders has blurbed my new book, Surrender.) Wilders, this individual felt compelled to lecture me, is a far greater figure than Fortuyn ever was. Why? Because, he explained, Wilders stands for “Western values,” while Fortuyn stood only for – get ready for this – “Dutch libertinism.”
Yes, “Dutch libertinism.” The words took my breath away. During the last few days (while, as it happened, I was visiting Amsterdam) I haven’t been able to get them out of my mind. For a self-styled anti-jihadist – who, by the way, I first met three years ago at the Pim Fortuyn Memorial Conference in The Hague – to refer in this way to a man who sacrificed his life for human liberty is, in my view, not only incomprehensible but profoundly despicable. This is, after all, precisely the sort of language that Dutch Muslim leaders hurled at Fortuyn during his lifetime. And in the present case the words were plainly aimed not only at Fortuyn but at me – a writer who, like Fortuyn, that great martyr for freedom, is gay.
What the hell, one is entitled to wonder, is going on here? Why has Vlaams Belang, of all things, become a veritable sacred cow for so many anti-jihadist writers? And why does at least one of them now take such a staggeringly contemptuous view of Pim Fortuyn? I can’t honestly say that I understand any of it. But I do know this: when writers who represent themselves as champions of liberty start cozying up to distinctly illiberal parties like Vlaams Belang – and when one of those supposed champions of liberty starts to sound uncomfortably like the Islamist enemies of freedom whom he purports to despise – then there’s something terribly wrong, and genuinely evil, afoot.
LGF Watch, more than three years ago:
Shorter Paul Belien
"The only possible alternative to Islamo-fascism is Christo-fascism."
This piece of lunatic drivel scores extra-high on the Irony-Meter thanks to this bit in its last paragraph:We have seen the assassinations of Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh
Pim Fortuyn was a proud, promiscuous homosexual.
Theo van Gogh despised all religions, and was an ardent admirer of Fortuyn.
But according to Bible-bashers like Belien and his fascist friends, secularism, abortion and "hedonism" (a code word for sexual tolerance) are destroying Europe and paving the way for an Islamist takeover.
I don't think either van Gogh or Fortuyn would agree.
(note: Paul Belien is the publisher of the Brussels Journal, and has close ties to Vlaams Belang.)
More (from us, of course) on Vlaams Belang
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Longime LGF fave Orson Scott Card has proudly joined up with a Mormon-backed group called the National Organization for Marriage in its jihad against same-sex marriage in the U.S.
As recently as last November, Charles was praising Card for his anti-Obama and -MSM screeds, for example:
He seems to have either overlooked or forgotten that Card is also a fervent defender of intelligent design.
And now Card, who has previously issued statements like:
Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down
is not only a supporter, but an executive director, of an organization that does very little to hide its theocratic bent. In other words, Card is a Card-carrying member of the loony right -- the very same folks against whom Charles now spends a good deal of his time railing.
EDIT: P.S. This.
Monday, April 20, 2009
However, I have learned (to my dismay) that many of the people who portray themselves as "anti-jihad" are simply paranoid bigots, and/or religious fanatics with hidden motives, who have hitched a ride on the justifiable outrage most of us felt after the 9/11 attacks.
Charles Johnson, blogger and incredibly slow learner.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Charles Johnson, Tuesday:
This turn toward the extreme right on the part of Fox News is troubling, and will achieve nothing in the long run except further marginalization of the GOP—unless people start behaving like adults instead of angry kids throwing tantrums and ranting about conspiracies and revolution.
Charles' faithful doppelgänger Zombie, yesterday:
The goal of the “gay agenda,” or whatever you want to call it, is (according to the queer theorists themselves) to recast all of culture, and I mean all of culture, from a queer perspective. It is to forever bring an end to “heteronormativity,” which means the presumptive interpretation of reality through a straight lens. This is to be replaced with the presumptive interpretation of reality through a gay lens. Hence all of history, all of contemporary society, all of literature, all of social sciences, all of politics, all social norms are to reinterpreted from a queer perspective — or at least what the activists have defined as a queer perspective.
This goal has absolutely nothing to do with “equal rights” or “gay marriage” or anything like that. The goal is to forge yet another form of “identity politics,” to contrive a new significant minority group. And the reason for that is to create yet one more stress fracture through society, to accelerate its splintering into a million warring factions, so that there is a general breakdown of society, as a necessary prerequisite for revolution. Complete fundamental revolution — not just a political revolution.
Any feeling of unity among people, of trans-divisional solidarity, of contentment, needs to be wiped away. Because a contented society will never consent to revolution. This is the whole purpose of identity politics, or race-baiters, of “queer studies,” of the whole seemingly incomprehensible obsession with “race, class and gender,” of any movement which intentionally causes rifts in the cohesion of American society: the ultimate goal is the eradication of all pre-existing social norms, so that we can “start afresh” with an entirely new moral code and social structure after a fundamental revolution.
Some queer theorists are aware of this ultimate goal, but some are not. They go through the motions, not even cognizant of why they’re doing it, content to go with the flow. But if you read the foundational documents, the deep theorists, then the overarching goal is laid out plain to see.
I’m all for equal rights for everyone, just as you are — but you are dreadfully naive if you think this has anything to do with equal rights or even with sexuality per se, bi- or otherwise. This is about the push for revolution.
And I’m not calling it a “communist” revolution for a reason, because it goes way beyond mere “communism,” way beyond just economics. I think even Marx himself would be shocked and mortified at what he has unleashed, or at least what he has inspired. But actually it’s not his fault: there have been attempts at Total Revolution in the past, some successful, some not: the Christianization of the Roman Empire; the Islamic conquest of the Middle East; the French Revolution; the Great Leap Forward/Cultural Revolution in China; the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia; etc. In most cases, successful or not, the end result was wholesale slaughter, and the subsequent new social order and moral code was no better than the one it replaced.
Evidently Charles' post was directed at the "teabagging" movement, not at fellow-travelers conjuring up evidence of a sinister homosexual conspiracy to press Little Pink Books into the hands of all Americans and force everyone into same-sex marriages. Nonetheless, Zombie's rant has more than a whiff of lunatic paranoia about it.
To this day, we still don't know where Charles stands on the issue of same-sex marriage, and we suspect that won't change anytime soon; but as the desperate opponents of equal rights -- many of whom are allied, blogospherically and otherwise, with Charles' most fervent enemies -- frantically ramp up their mendacious attacks on gay and lesbian Americans, the issue will become more and more difficult for him to ignore.
Monday, April 06, 2009
Is Charles Johnson reverting back to hippiedom?
First a bit of petulance.
Then some criticism of the far-right.
Criticism of Bush.
And to top it all off, he's advocating legalizing marijuana.
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Here's some fauxtography that Charles Johnson didn't (and probably will never) report about:
Papers alter Israel cabinet photo
Two ultra-Orthodox Jewish newspapers have altered a photo of Israel's new cabinet, removing two female ministers.
Limor Livnat and Sofa Landver were grouped with the rest of the 30-member cabinet for their inaugural photo.
But Yated Neeman newspaper digitally changed the picture by replacing them with two men. The Shaa Tova newspaper blacked the women out.
Publishing pictures of women is viewed by many ultra-orthodox Jews as a violation of female modesty.
Other Israeli papers reprinted the altered images next to the original photos, with one headlining it "Find the lady".
The ultra-Orthodox community separates itself from mainstream society through its traditional religious practices and distinctive attire of black hats, coats and sidelocks for the men and long skirts and sleeves for the women.
Restrictions include using only Kosher telephones, and not accessing websites with content deemed inappropriate.
For a comparison between real and fake picture, click here. Now imagine for a moment if that had happened in (say) Egypt..
Saturday, March 21, 2009
It's been a little quiet around here lately: just like Charles has retreated into his lair since his party lost the presidency (with a corresponding drop in traffic to LGF) so we too see little reason to provide day-to-day commentary on Chuckie's pronouncements anymore. He's a has been.
However, sore points remain, and you can be sure that one issue CJ isn't going to stop spreading lies about any time soon is Palestine. But that doesn't mean you have to leave his memes unquestioned. Start by getting an eduction:
Rashid Khalidi on Radio Open Source.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
So, an extremist wing of the IRA is back in action by killing soldiers and policemen, and in a matter of hours, two shooting sprees claim several lives, one in Alabama, one in Germany.
What do these incidents have in common? None of them involved any Muslim terrorists. So imagine my surprise, when these stories passed by unreported on Little Green Footballs, Jihad Watch and Atlas Shrieks. Has it become a dogma that only Muslim nutters count, and that armed assaults on children inside schools are insignificant, or why are these veteran terrorist hunters silent? In terms of statistics, in the US and Europe, your kids are less safer in their own school from random maniacs than they are from any attacks by Muslims. So why -pray- should these professional pundits report on them?
Alas, if these people were pressed into mentioning it, Charles Johnson would quote the news site, along with a snarky prediction that the Euroweenies will clamp down on guns even further, Robert Spencer would feverishly explain that the young German murderer is not of Muslim background, and thus cannot by any standard be called a real terrorist, and Pamela (Shrieking Harpy) Geller.. Well, she would dig up a conspiracy theory on how young Tim Kretschmer came in contact with a Turkish pupil in his school, whose father knew somebody whose cousin back in Turkey listened to a sermon by a radical Imam condemning the West, and thus "proving" how this horrible incident is clear proof of creeping Jihad that will turn all trees gray and cause all our hair to drop out.
God forbid there were one Mahmoud included in these stories, in which case there would've been reports from said deskchair fighters all day long.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
This post has absolutely nothing to do with the picture, I just cannot stop posting it. OK, I'm finally getting around to posting this. Charles has fired another shot today at his nemesis Robert Spencer by linking to an article about Spencer by Kejda Gjermani (Medaura at LGF):
Connecting Some Dots
Opinion | Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 9:48:09 pm PST
Kejda Gjermani has been researching some Connections.
From Gjermani's article:
While I don’t think Spencer and his associates stand a chance of implementing what I fear are their stealth policies, their shrill and unfortunately universally accepted identification with “the counter-jihadist movement” is severely detrimental to the efforts of respectable intellectuals standing up to Islamofascism. Front groups for radical Islamist interests — along with their Western apologists — conveniently employ such critics of compromised backgrounds as straw men against any legitimate scrutiny of their own activities. I believe everyone acquainted with Robert Spencer’s work should consider the causes he is involved with and the company he keeps before lending him support; this is one more reason for me to write about him....
....At this point, I would like to briefly revisit the recent online debacle over Robert Spencer being caught joining a genocidal Facebook group championing the “Reconquest of Anatolia,” which would be accomplished through the ethnic cleansing and forced sterilization of the Turkish population. Anyone disposed to charitably dismiss the evil lunacy espoused by the group as merely hyperbolic sentiment ought to remember that Robert Spencer is closely associated with a man who has personally participated in an actual ethnic-cleansing campaign of similar proportions. Spencer’s family background is a reasonable fit for irredentist intentions toward Turkey, not to mention his seething hatred for everything Muslim/Islamic:
This article is rather interesting to anyone interested in Spencer beyond merely agreeing with everything he writes, and I highly recommend it, as write-ups of Spencer are rare but starting to gain more prominence online. I must also note that Gjermani mentions the fact that Spencer has threatened legal action against her, and that he does this rather regularly to people who write about him without agreeing with him and heaping praise upon him.
Here's one comment from the LGF post, and I fully expect for Spencer to fire back at this attack, so there may well be much more to post on on this subject. One thing's clear though, Johnson's not giving these attacks up anytime soon. So follow the links, have fun, enjoy that someone other than me is attacking Spencer seriously, and were Sphinx not on sabbatical, I'd say "pass the popcorn", but alas.....
9 Fat Jolly Penguin 2/24/09 10:01:57 pm reply quote
re: #6 FurryOldGuyJeans
Some will never accept the truth of the ties.
Spencer himself, for example.
LGF, PJ Media, Zombie Team Up for Convention CoverageWay to go, LGF!
Little Green Footballs ^ | 8-24-08 | Charles Johnson
Posted on Mon Aug 25 11:07:54 2008 by SeafoodGumbo
We have something special planned for the Democratic Convention this coming week!
Little Green Footballs and Pajamas Media are joining forces to send the undead creature known only as Zombie to the Convention, for the kind of exclusive, slightly bent coverage only an undead creature can provide.
Zombie’s reports will begin tomorrow, the opening day of the Convention. The reports will appear simultaneously at LGF and PJ Media; here at LGF they’ll show up as front page articles just like the ones I post.
We’re looking forward to this week; there’s no way to tell when or how often Zombie’s reports will show up, so stay tuned to LGF and PJ for the latest.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Or maybe both?
In last night's Academy Awards thread, the undead one, Charles' faithful doppelänger, pontificated thusly:
(Note the +13 rating.)
A cursory browse through the past 30 Best Picture winners reveals that only 5 of them fall into any of these categories -- or 6, if one accepts Zombie's bizarre insinuation that Slumdog Millionaire is somehow a Muslim story, as opposed to a story about a protagonist who happens to be a Muslim.
I haven't seen Slumdog Millionaire, so I can't comment on this claim, except to say that if there really are coded jihadi messages embedded in it, they seem to have escaped the attention of pretty much the entire right-wing commentariat up to now.
As for Best Picture winners with gay themes, one has to go all the way back to 1969's Midnight Cowboy. And as far as I can tell, no "prostitute-with-a-heart-of-gold" picture has ever won an Oscar, at least not during this Modern Era of Political Correctness that Zombie so snarkily bemoans.
Has the strain of living in America's most liberal city, and the resulting conflict between his or her innate live-and-let-live-ism and the need to pander to an über-Republican audience, finally made Zombie snap? That's the only logical explanation.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
From one of my new favorite LGF threads ever:
The very last comment to come in, and so chock full of hypocrisy that it's just begging to be re-posted, so here it is:
206 notutopia 2/20/09 7:54:24 pm reply quote
Robert Spencer just keeps digging himself deeper and deeper into the hole of no return to incredibility. His "anti-jihad" and hatred of Islam has obsessively lured him into associations with the worst of allies. He's done this to himself. No one puts words in his mouth. No one has forced him to associate himself with anti-semitics and nazi fascists. His failure to unequivocally dissociate himself from a group of white nationalists advocating the expulsion of all Muslims from Turkey is ludicrous.
Then, came this latest issue with his accusations of being "set up" to join a nazi connected Facebook account, by invitation of Charles and Cato the Elder, is just repulsive. This is shear paranoia. There is No substance to validate this accusation, other than fear, and then he reacts to his own fear, by threatening a lawsuit against them?
He has sabotaged his own credibility and lost his integrity. Now, he is panicking, rather than redress his digressions. I pity him. He continues to refuse to address: reality, himself, and his lurid associations. I said this before, He should be GRATEFUL to Charles and Cato, if he truly had made this Facebook joining in haste and error.
Spencer, if you truly want to be known and remembered as a man of integrity, then this is how you do it. Rebuke your hate loving, genocide advocating associates! Save your money on the lawyers, and stop the threats and intimidation. You have to own up and take personal responsibility for your own bad decisions, actions, behaviors and associations. Mr. Spencer, your expert voice on Islam and against "jihad", will be all for naught, and will fall on deafened ears. NO one with wisdom or knowledge of the facts of your associations, will hear you, believe you, or support you or your work.
Wait, I just got that from LGF?
(Sorry for the length here, I thought it was rather worth it; cross posted at Gates of Vienna Vs. The World Vs. LGF)
It was really only a matter of time. Lizard Queen Sharmuta alerted Charles Johnson to the OUTRAGE of Pamela Geller after her hilarious handling by The National Post in the thread in which Johnson attacked Robert Spencer today (sounding like a soap opera yet? Oh, but it really is....) and Charles started sniffing around like the hound he is. Not like a journalist mind you. Oh, no. We're far from that realm here, which is exactly why we here post about it, and exactly why Chris Selley of The National Post ripped into Pamela Geller as well. But what's a good Blog War Soap Opera without repercussions? Enter Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs, just like the gloating daytime beauty queen evil mastermind on TV, here to post on Pamela's minor downfall:
The story of one of the most disgusting publicity stunts I think I’ve ever heard of: Chris Selley: How not to memorialize Aqsa Parvez.
Johnson then quotes the article, which was covered by us here, then adds his commentary:
But the craziness doesn’t stop there. Geller also claimed that Barack Obama was the love child of Malcolm X. Yep, really. Her loony post made it into the Comedy Central Indecision 2008 blog, but she was not joking.
Come on Charles, there's obviously so much more you could have done with this story! It's just that Charles is not entirely in on the joke because he is also part of the joke. This is, after all, the man who had just accused Robert Spencer of stooping to the tactics of the mutual targets of both men, "the islamists", so it wouldn't exactly behoove him to get too giddy over Pamela being outraged at having been called "an anti-Muslim maniac". Still, give us something, Chuckles!, something more than the comments section:
3 Racer X 2/20/09 3:15:06 pm reply quote
Don't forget her Nirth Certifikate!
8 teleskiguy 2/20/09 3:16:39 pm reply quote
We need less people like this on our side making waves, and more people like Charles hollerin' loud 'n clear! It's people like Geller who delegitimize what is an absolutely legitimate (and RIGHT, pun intended)point of view. Thank you Charles, for exposing these effing nutballs on our side.
"On our side"?!? "Exposing"?? Um, OK...
10 Bloodnok 2/20/09 3:16:58 pm reply quote
Don't worry, Robert Spencer will probably threaten to sue the author for her. /
13 Dark_Falcon 2/20/09 3:18:59 pm reply quote
Oh, BTW, Charles pointed this out on an earlier thread: Check out the comments. Our former friend, Robert Spencer, stops by to vomit out some his own deranged bile.
Uh oh, looks like I have an update to do.....
26 eon 2/20/09 3:23:02 pm reply quote
With people like Geller, etc., on "my side" (and I use the term extremely loosely), I think I'm beginning to get a fair idea of what a traditional liberal (like Joe Lieberman) feels like when having to talk to the likes of, say, the guy from DailyKos.
It's like trying to explain Einstein's Theory of Relativity (that, among other things, pretty much limits space travel to speeds below 300,000 km/sec) to a "UFO contactee" type. (Good luck with that one. I've tried.)
Tell me this guy is starting to get a clue and not just rapidly sinking....
59 Anthony (Los Angeles) 2/20/09 3:34:09 pm reply quote
I gave a little money for that headstone, because I felt terrible (then and now) for yet another victim of honor killing -- and who, at the time, had only a pauper's marker, if I recall right. And now I'm sorry it's become such a damnable football. Aqsa Pervez doesn't deserve that.
I stopped reading Atlas a couple of years ago because her shrillness and all-or-nothing views. As a UK friend of mine would put it, she doesn't just go over the top: she's over the top and three trenches deep before the whistle even blows. Now I wish I had listened to my rational side and stayed away this time, too.
61 Killgore Trout 2/20/09 3:35:29 pm reply quote
I don't feel the plan to erect a memorial or buy a gravestone is terribly inappropriate, although I can see the argument. But what is very clear is that Pamela's rabid antics and crazy conspiracy theories have lead people in the real world to consider her a nut and a problem. It's easy to get sucked into the accolades from fellow nuts on the internet but that doesn't change the fact that she's still a nut in the real world. Normal people don't want to be involved with her.
Judging from her reaction to this article it's pretty clear that she doesn't see the problem.
66 Killgore Trout 2/20/09 3:38:13 pm reply quote
re: #62 snowcrash
She should get permission to plant a tree and lay a plaque at the deceased girls high school where other young people can remember her by name.
She tried that but the school refused to allow it because of Pamela's nuttiness.
67 VioletTiger 2/20/09 3:38:44 pm reply quote
re: #61 Killgore Trout
Agree. And nuts attract nuttier nuts.
88 nyc redneck 2/20/09 3:45:20 pm reply quote
pamela's dog and pony show is so inappropriate for such a solemn occasion.
barging her way into this and taking over.
maybe the girl has some family members who care for her.
or pamela could have worked w/ her friends and let them make decisions since they actually know her.
mourning a loved one is a personal thing.
pamela may have meant well but she needs to learn some discretion and subtlety, even if it an issue she feels strongly abt.
other wise it looks like the whole thing is abt. her and not the deceased young woman who was murdered by her father in the name of islam.
this tragedy is abt. sensitivity and awareness.
not self promotion.
Pssst....it's all self-promotion, redneck!
101 Cato the Elder 2/20/09 4:06:21 pm reply quote
[...] in my non-professional opinion, she’s at least a few chickpeas short of a falafel.
Over on Atlas Simpers, crazy Pam takes this as evidence that the author is a anti-Semite.
102 NY Nana 2/20/09 4:06:46 pm reply quote
re: #77 Killgore Trout
This thread should be kept as the top thread for a week, at least, for anyone who wonders why we are so anti-Geller LOOK AT ME, ME, ME!
I never even entertained the idea that she could go any lower than the night when she went after Charles, her 'blog daddy' . Was I ever wrong! She keeps going lower, lower and lower, and I will bet that she has yet to reach bottom.
Sorry for the caps and the bold, but yes, I am that pissed.
OK Sphinx, hope you made the popcorn, it's time to pass it around. Pastorius gets negative ratings for trying to stand up for Pamela and Sharmuta talks big about being a feminist. Seriously! This is a moment of hilarious twisted beauty for LGF:
109 Pastorius 2/20/09 5:09:57 pm reply quote
61 Kilgore, 62, and 64,
Pamela's efforts have unmasked her family. Her family really does not want her to be honored with a headstone. They really want her to lie in an unmarked grave.
Whatever one might think of Pamela, for whatever reason, she has done well in this case.
110 Pastorius 2/20/09 5:14:47 pm reply quote
Without a name behind it, no effort to raise money for Aqsa would have been successful at all.
Pamela has traffic. Traffic means she has a name. She lent her name to the cause.
If I lent my name to the cause, very little money would be raised.
Good on her. She did well.
111 Sharmuta 2/20/09 5:18:48 pm reply quote
One of the reasons why I'm critical of islam is because I am a feminist, that is that I believe in a woman's right to self determination. Obviously, it was a right Ms. Parvez was denied, and her attempt to have any control over her own life was paid for with her own blood. Demanding respect for a woman once she's already dead is too late, and I have seen nothing to suggest that Ms Geller is concerned, much less aware, about the feminist movement within islam. Rather it seems she is predominately concerned with herself. Ms Parvez was exploited in life by islamic misogyny, and didn't need to be exploited in death so an egomaniac could look as though she cares about the fate of muslim women. For indeed- Ms Geller hasn't apparently taken the time to consider the fate of muslim women throughout europe should her friends in vlaams belang gain all the political power they so desperately want. Rather, these women would be getting thrown to the wolves in being forced to go live in islamic societies where their murders would likely go unpunished. This gravestone would not stop a single additional honor killing from taking place. But pamela wants to think she's doing something about the issue. She's not in the slightest, and for her to think otherwise is delusional.
112 researchok 2/20/09 5:19:47 pm reply quote
Let's put the fire out.
Geller deserves appreciation for her efforts- Parvez deserves better than an unmarked grave. That said, turn the funds raised over to her friends, those who loved her and knew her best. Let them determine the best way to memorialize Aqsa Parvez.
113 researchok 2/20/09 5:23:47 pm reply quote
re: #109 Pastorius
You are right. Whether one agrees with Geller's politics or ideology or not, this particular effort is worthy.
Find a way, make it work.
114 TheGrandMufti[deleted] 2/20/09 5:24:43 pm
That's the Lizard spirit! Take the project on yourselves! Or, um, do what Charles says....
See, Summer has it down to a science:
117 Summer 2/20/09 5:34:54 pm reply quote
It is amazing to me what Pamela actually does for attention. Let's face it, she's an attention whore.
She has no subtlety, no wit, no intelligence. All she has is rage.
She appears to believe that rage was what made Oriana Fallaci famous, or what gave her last stand validity above the rest. She is unable to comprehend that Oriana had a lifetime of sage words behind that rage. If all you see are Oriana's final words, you might be sorely tempted to dismiss them until you read more about her history and work.
That is what gave Oriana's rage the validity it had earned. Oriana wasn't just any idiot ranting the way Pamela rants; Oriana was one of the best and had earned that right.
Rage was not all that Oriana had expressed. Rage was the culmination of seeing the betrayal of what she spent a lifetime expressing.
Pamela has no credit to her name. All that Pamela started with was rage. The more time passes, the louder she gets. Pamela isn't finishing her career with an operatic loud masterpiece of an aria, she thinks she can start it and get louder than the last one on stage.
That isn't how it works, Pamela. Sometimes, a loud song is fine, but most people want to hear music most of the time.
Most sane people, anyway.
Pamela, why don't you shut yourself down for a while and take a sabbatical for, say, a year? Try to relax. Try to breathe the air and travel and interview people. Become the great reporter that Oriana was before she earned the right to write a masterpiece of a rant. Perhaps you'll see what you've been all along.
For now, all you do is rant. But good rants are also sewn with skill, wit, and experience - none of which you have. Perhaps it would be a good idea to acquire them first before you try to pick up such a delicate brush.
Pamela, you are not Oriana Fallaci. You are not a masterful reporter with vast swathes of experience.
What you are, increasingly, is just unhinged.
OK, well the rest of the comments are here just waiting to be giggled over, so head on over and catch up while I polish this off with some classic Charles:
124 Charles 2/20/09 5:44:06 pm reply quote
re: #120 researchok
In an ideal world, you'd be right. It is none of our business. That said, the horses have been let out of the barn for a long time.
Really. So you agree it's nobody's business but the family's, but still think it's appropriate to stage a huge publicity stunt like this -- against the family's wishes?
In what way is this a "conservative" viewpoint -- to dictate to the family of a murdered girl how they should remember their daughter?
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
On Charles' latest post as of now ( http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/32809_Mission_Statement_of_the_Day ), we find something positive to report on:
Mission Statement of the Day
I’ve posted this many times in LGF comments, but with the increasing extremism of the so-called “anti-jihad movement,” it’s time to make it a front page post.
If you argue that it’s vitally necessary to deport the entire Muslim population of the United States, you are ADVOCATING MASS MURDER.
Yes, I’m shouting.
There is no way in hell that you can uproot millions of people, most of whom have done nothing wrong, and throw them all out of the country, without committing mass violence. People will resist this with all their hearts.
No decent American would stand for it. It’s an un-American, evil idea to its very core.
And not only that, it’s a stupid, empty, meaningless fantasy that will never happen. When you start ranting about it at LGF, you achieve nothing but to drag everyone here into the muck, and make us all look like extremists, fascists, and brain-dead morons. Only a very few comments like this appear at LGF, but they can tar the whole site by association.
Unfortunately, there are quite a few “anti-jihad” blogs that have no problem whatsoever with this kind of hate speech, and some that actually invite it, so if you really want to rave like a lunatic about it you can easily find somewhere that will let you. But I won’t tolerate it here, and if you post a comment advocating this reeking garbage heap of an idea, your comment will be deleted and your account will be history.
You know Charles, we probably don't and will not agree on a lot of things, but this is one of those points where we gladly show you both thumbs up. No seriously, consider this a round of applause from LGF Watch, and I say this not through gritted teeth, but with a sincere smile on my face.
So if any lizards are lurking around here, take note of this.
I HAVE THE POWER!!!! Well, he acts like he does anyhow. And, um, the bad quality of the Photoshop is what gives it its' charm, OK? Anyways, After a particular user wrote about Charles on his own blog, Charles decided to pull one of his power-trip posts:
Outing a Liar
Blogosphere | Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 4:55:01 pm PST
Here’s a guy who used to be a registered LGF commenter (“ElKafir”) with a post accusing me of “deceptive malevolence,” and claiming he never wrote a comment I attributed to him: Transsylvania Phoenix: To LGF’s Charles Johnson: You Really Lost It, Pal!
Well, unfortunately for this person, when I delete a comment at LGF, it’s simply removed from view, not gone for good.
Ooooh, oooh, he really means it! Unfortunately for "this person", who's probably not giving a damn about this post of Charles'....
And I’ve restored the viewable status of his comment, to prove that he did indeed write exactly what he’s claiming he didn’t write:
We must separate ourselves from this cancer of civilization called Islam
Mass deportations. Start with the non-citizens. Then continue with the naturalized and US born or converted muslims. Declare Islam a threat to the very existance of the Republic and its Constitution (afterall, in Islam the only accepted law is the Sharia and muslims everywhere in the world are taught their first duty is to obey the Islamic law and only after that to obey the laws of the countries they live in - with the condition those laws aren’t contradicting the Islamic laws).
Amend the Constitution, strip them all of citizenship, offer them the chance to become apostates and remain here in the civilized world or deport them if they refuse.
Make conversion and preaching Islam a crime punished either by life in prison or deportation. That would be a humaine measure when compared with the punishment for renouncing Islam in most islamic countries is death by decapitation.
Here’s the comment in the context of the thread from June 4th, 2007, in which you can see that other people reacted negatively to it, and reported it to me—leading to its deletion: Video: 60% of UK Muslims Deny 7/7 Bombings.
I guess he didn’t expect me to be able to do this, before he staked his reputation on a claim that was completely false, and publicly accused me of lying.
An apology would be in order at this point.
UPDATE at 2/16/09 7:56:38 pm:
And of course, now he’s accusing me of a grand conspiracy to smear him, by altering my database. Pathetic.
WTF is Charles talking about and so worked up over? Someone who used to post at his blog is doing something he doesn't like and Charles has lots of spare time in between his attacks on Spencer? I mean, come on Charles, you're supposed to run a notable blog here, not a space to pick on the minutiae of former "lizards".
To be honest, I don't even care what the issue is here. It's the fact that Charles shows up in the comments as many times as he does to rant and rave when he's supposedly too busy to even notice comments about him on Jihad Watch, Atlas Shrugs, etc.:
9 Charles 2/16/09 5:00:01 pm reply quote
This kind of thing is exactly why I coded the LGF Blog so that I could restore deleted comments.
35 Charles 2/16/09 5:05:36 pm reply quote
re: #24 JammieWearingFool
When was he banned? I noticed in his profile he's posted links and I believe that date (6/4/07) predates links. Must have said even dumber stuff later.
Date of banning:
It was a meltdown over the creationism threads.
He still has the time stamp? Oh Charles, this is pathetic! Come on, show a little dignity here....
42 Charles 2/16/09 5:07:05 pm reply quote
I removed the IP block, which I put in place when he started emailing angry messages to me, so that he can experience this post.
OK, no dignity. I might add that I'm posting this with an IP block in place. So much for Charles Johnson, tek jeeenyus.
Cross-posted and longer at at govvs.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Linked with fewer typos than usual, Pamela Geller has posted her latest outrage (yes, I know they come 300 times a day) at Charles Johnson, "War is Deceit--Little Green Liars":
Geert Wilders is a hunted man. He has lived the past few years with a 24/7/365 security presence. He lives under constant death threat because he speaks the truth about the violent doctrines of Islam. He has given over his life to fight for everything we cherish and hold dear - he is a hero. If the West writes the history books, he will take his place next to Churchill.
This campaign to destroy those fighting the overwhelming tsunami of the islamification of the West is not stupidity - it is evil. We expect such malevolent blathering from leftard apologists for Islamic jihad. But attacks from those that pretend to be part of the counter jihad movement are far more dangerous. Cloaked in an out of date legitimacy that expired well over a year ago, General Charles Sherman slashes and burns the few and the brave in a not so veiled attempt to decimate the ranks of the resistance.
I am surprised LGF even covered the Wilders banning in the UK -- but if you are a pretend counter jihadi, how could you not? So he did -- but not without whimpering exceptions and deceitful qualifiers.
This traitor to the cause would not even put Wilders' name in his headline --"Dutch MP Barred from Entering Britain." Imagine that. "Dutch MP" ... that's like calling Albert Einstein "German born scientist".
War is deceit -- so said the "prophet" Muhammad. I guess Chuck got the memo.
The question is - who's next? Who's left?
In the meantime, let's hope he is exposed for what he is and sticks to what he does best - exposing that scourge of our time - creationism!
"Who's left?" Apparently Andrew Bostom:
Over in the Lost Land of the Mendacious Very Little Green Craven One, and His Mindless Minions, there is a predictably distorted “discussion” of yesterday’s banning of Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders from Britain, where Wilders was slated to show his film Fitna at the House of Lords.
Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer have informed discussions on the subject of Wilder’s banning.
Informed discussions? OK then, let's look at Robert Spencer's:
Ian Buruma said it awhile ago in the New York Times:
Whether Mr. Wilders has deliberately insulted Muslim people is for the judges to decide. But for a man who calls for a ban on the Koran to act as the champion of free speech is a bit rich.
Then Charles Johnson said it yesterday at the once-worthwhile site Little Green Footballs (no link, as the adolescent Johnson has blocked links from this site), as he continued to libel anti-jihadists with false charges of "smelly fascist associations"....
Charles' response? Just a bit in an unrelated thread as of now:
41 Charles 2/11/09 11:21:16 am reply quote
Speaking of hating love, fascist supporters all over the blogosphere are railing against me today, because I dared to criticize Geert Wilders for wanting to ban books and make religions illegal. I'm getting hate vibes through the ether.
And they can bite me.
Oh, this was just too hilarious not to give its own post to. "The Body Count", found originally at Atlas Shrugs. A complete slam with odd photoshopping devoted to the power that Charles Johnson still holds over this sad little band of bloggers. I'm assuming that this came from Baron Bodissey and will soon find out, what with his quote about Johnson so prominent:
"As the arbiter of membership in the Counterjihad, Charles Johnson has finally made it official: he's a Counterjihad of one."
Is there anyone after this who isn't literally LOL? (Notice the absence of pictures of certain members of "The Body Count", notably Fjordman. The pic of Baron at far left is quite priceless though;) How on God's green Earth can these people take themselves seriously?
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I tried to blow the whistle on this slide into ethnic nationalist crap, but I've been viciously attacked for it -- and by the same people who praised me for my other opinions. The "anti-jihad movement" (if there ever really was one) has become a bigoted mess of smelly fascist associations, and I want nothing to do with these people.
Wow, Chuckles must be reading my blog since he banned my IP address because this post is almost word for word what I've been saying about the Geert Wilders fiasco:
(You'll probably have to cut and paste that one, I'm pretty sure he's blocked all of my links as well.)
Dutch MP Barred from Entering Britain
World | Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 3:23:15 pm PST
Anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders has been barred from entering Britain, after a protest was lodged by Muslim House of Lords member Nazir Ahmed.
Yes, it’s a disgrace. Geert Wilders has the same right to free speech as anyone else, and the government of Britain is demonstrating once again that they’ve completely lost their way in a maze of multicultural contradictions.
However, Wilders himself does not deserve to be called an icon of free speech, since he explicitly wants to ban the Koran and make Islam illegal in Europe; in other words, he wants to take away other people’s freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and that is simply wrong. Book banning is what totalitarians do, not believers in free speech.
Also note that Wilders has recently announced he plans to form an alliance with the neofascist Belgian party Vlaams Belang.
So while I denounce Britain’s decision, I can’t support Wilders either while he maintains these positions and associations. Britain is wrong, and Wilders is also wrong. It’s a bad situation all around.
(Bold my emphasis, and truly, isn't this what I've been busy posting on? Maybe Spencer and Pamela Atlas will get the message now that its on LGF.)
Here's Sharmuta being utterly hilarious:
31 Sharmuta 2/10/09 3:33:43 pm reply quote
When will the Europeans start to take a more comprehensive, intellectual look at American principles? That limiting speech doesn't solve the underlying issues, but only masks them? That continuing with their anti-American sentiments makes it more difficult to consider alternative options to dealing with their issues?
We don't have everything perfect here in America, but what we did get right has allowed bigots to remain on the fringes where they belong, not masking their bigotry and gaining large following that legitimize them.
I know a lot of individual Europeans love America and Americans. What is wrong with the rest of them though? Embrace free speech! Embrace individual rights! And maybe from there some solutions to european issues could be found.
Then what the hell is Little Green Footballs, Sharmuta? Oh, and yes, you are on the fringes. I've seen LGF's Alexa traffic. Continuing:
Now for Charles in comment #54:
Wilders' plans to ally with the VB have been confirmed to me by other sources.
And since Charles can't get enough of his own commentary:
119 Charles 2/10/09 4:58:24 pm reply quote
re: #117 Vik
The way you "defend yourself" against Islam is by using your power of free speech to argue, demonstrate and reveal what you think should be known. Not by banning religion, and taking away the rights of others.
Fascists ban books, and ban religions. Not people who believe in democracy.
Charles, the defender of free speech! As long as it isn't on his blog...um, yeah...
133 Charles 2/10/09 5:31:48 pm reply quote
re: #127 USBeast
Charles, I do not believe there are any "good ideas" regarding the situation in Europe, only ugly choices. I do not like any of them. I have no contact with neo-Nazis, fascists, Creationists, Truthers or Flat Earthers. I am not in a panic about Islam, but I am concerned about the fate of Western Civilization and consider free and open discussion of issues to be one of the bedrocks of that civilization.
If someone has been offended by any of my comments, please understand that no offense was intended.
I'm not offended - it's just that I've heard all of these arguments for compromising principles and hooking up with really bad people because "it's our only choice or we're doomed!" many times before.
I'm still surprised that people will actually argue that we should drop all our integrity and hook up with people who aren't even fit to be spat upon.
Hmmm, wonder who he's talking about here? (cough...Spencer...cough...Pamela)
199 Charles 2/10/09 8:18:54 pm reply quote
Anyone who advocates making Islam illegal or banning the Koran is living in a dream world. It's not going to happen. Ever. By advocating this crap, all you do is make yourself look like a fanatic.
If that's cool with you, then go ahead. Knock yourselves out.
202 Charles 2/10/09 9:11:45 pm reply quote
re: #201 Vik
Expose the imams, prosecute people who commit crimes, and use the military against stateless terrorist groups. We already have the methods in place to combat militant Islam.
You're dreaming if you think this country will criminalize speech. And if it ever does, it won't be a country I want to live in any more.
Chuckles, the problem solver of our century. Then again, he only posted this to anger his enemies and keep his little feud going. More popcorn anyone?
Posted in full here with even more charming comments.
Monday, February 09, 2009
Posted at Gates of Vienna Vs. The World Vs. LGF. I just reposted here for fun. I didn't post the whole enchilada as it has less to do with LGF but is still a "watch" type of post that includes the mindset of the "counter-jihadosphere" as seen also by LGF. The recent posts here including Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer encouraged me to post in part here. Enjoy!:
Sorry to take the tone to a more serious note here, but there have been many comments lately regarding freedom of speech, something I am all for (despite Robert Spencer's emailed accusations to the contrary). It is just glaringly obvious that the only free speech cried for by the "counter-jihadists" is for those critical of Islam yet they would happily see all Muslims silenced. Take the case of Dutch politician Geert Wilders for example, a case that is being pounded again and again at Jihad Watch and Atlas Shrugs, with links in both sidebars. Here is part of Spencer's take on the issue:
I have personally heard him sound much less cavalier and indifferent than this about this question, but ultimately that is immaterial. The whole purpose of free speech laws is to protect speech that the powerful find offensive, because it threatens their power. And that, as I explained above, is why this is happening.
He also once wrote in a national newspaper: "I've had enough of the Koran in the Netherlands: Forbid that fascist book."
"Forbid that fascist book"?!? This is a case for freedom of speech and expression? Why are they crying for free speech while supporting those who want to silence their own opposition? Ahh yes, base hypocrisy. Yet someone must call them on it, so here I am.