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    I see the VP Harris announced a federal strategy to combat Islamophobia last week. The day after the FBI director said antisemitic hate crimes were at “an historic high” (perhaps revealing a somewhat limited view of history).

    I also see the House has voted to censure Rashida Tlaib for some of her rantings.

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    I see CNN used it’s standard “mostly peaceful” description of yesterday’s riots in NYC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    I see the VP Harris announced a federal strategy to combat Islamophobia last week. The day after the FBI director said antisemitic hate crimes were at “an historic high” (perhaps revealing a somewhat limited view of history).

    I also see the House has voted to censure Rashida Tlaib for some of her rantings.
    I listen to most of Rashida’s response to her censure, and her speech was actually not bad, pretty mainstream, seemed toned down compared to her initial harsh activist call to embrace Palestinian rule “from River to sea.”
    The way Congressman Oman had to stand by her petting and soothing her (and for camera time) was silly, though.

    this reminds me that 1/4 The Squad, Cory Bush of St Louis, is facing down a challenger in the Democratic Party of course who might actually give her a run for the money. He is a nearly useless prosecutor in the county of St. Louis who came in to prominence when the Ferguson rioting aftermath required a kinder gentler approach to dealing with perpetrators of crime. In other words, he didn’t like prosecuting.
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    The Washington Post pulled this cartoon on the grounds that it was "racist".


    Given the Hamas strategy of siting command nodes under hospitals and ammunition dumps in schools, I have to wonder if "racism" hasn't become a sort of rhetorical duct tape for leaky arguments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    The Washington Post pulled this cartoon on the grounds that it was "racist".


    Given the Hamas strategy of siting command nodes under hospitals and ammunition dumps in schools, I have to wonder if "racism" hasn't become a sort of rhetorical duct tape for leaky arguments.

    “Rhetorical duct tape for leaky prose…”

    this may be the best phrase from you this year.

    You remind me of what many comics say, and you know I listen to a lot of standup comedians. Here’s what they say:
    ” the funniest guy I know is not on stage, he’s my uncle Benny. Or my high school friend Mike. Or etc.
    I am not a serious person.

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    I'd like to see a fact check, but my understanding is that Israel promised to allow more humanitarian aid if the hostages were freed. Much of the what the Hamas is experiencing they brough upon themselves. The mainstream news I see doesn't quite present that image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar View Post
    I'd like to see a fact check, but my understanding is that Israel promised to allow more humanitarian aid if the hostages were freed. Much of the what the Hamas is experiencing they brough upon themselves. The mainstream news I see doesn't quite present that image.
    In the many anti-Israeli-violence/pro-Palestine-liberation/anti-colonizer events that have been held in my community since the Oct 7 massacre, I have not heard one word about the hostages, or the Israeli families tortured and slaughtered in their homes.

    As an experiment, I put up several "Missing" and "Kidnapped" posters of abducted Israelis up on the community bulletin board here in the village, they did not survive a day. The "From the River To The Sea" signs are still up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    In the many anti-Israeli-violence/pro-Palestine-liberation/anti-colonizer events that have been held in my community since the Oct 7 massacre, I have not heard one word about the hostages, or the Israeli families tortured and slaughtered in their homes.

    As an experiment, I put up several "Missing" and "Kidnapped" posters of abducted Israelis up on the community bulletin board here in the village, they did not survive a day. The "From the River To The Sea" signs are still up.
    I’ve read that poster thing has been happening all over the country. Woke orthodoxy seemingly can’t abide opposing viewpoints, and “by any means necessary” can’t be too petty.

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    I am “enh” on the poster thing. While I guess it is acceptable to plaster this stuff on public property in some cities, in my old neighborhood it is NOT generally ok. We expected the limited number of signs on public property to be temporary, only for a few days like for garage sales or lost dogs.

    So, I might be one of those people removing posters, but not for the reason you think.

    That said, I saw a “activist removal” of a poster that seemed beyond the pale. The poster was on a bulletin board at a Calif. University (natch) of a student in that department WHO WAS AN ACTUAL HAMAS HOSTAGE. It seems reasonable to me that an informational bulletin board contain information about actual students of the department.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I am “enh” on the poster thing. While I guess it is acceptable to plaster this stuff on public property in some cities, in my old neighborhood it is NOT generally ok.
    We have two designated community bulletin boards in the village designated for the purpose, one at the Post Office building complex, one at the grocery store building.

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