Monday, August 25, 2008

Gaza peace ships at sea again

Angela Godfrey-Goldstein reports that the SS Free Gaza, one of the Greek-registered boats that broke the Gaza siege on Saturday, today joined six Palestinian fishing boats 8 miles off the coast of Gaza. Though these ships were being circled by three Israeli Dabur naval vessels, no warning shots were fired across their bows, which ordinarily would happen if they ventured out so far. The fishing boats are exercising their right to fish up to 20 miles off the coast of the Gaza Strip, as stipulated by the Oslo Accords. Recently the Israeli Navy has enforced an arbitrary 6- mile limit for security reasons, so the Free Gaza Movement has breached that naval blockade, too. The Israeli authorities seem to be purposefully pussyfooting around the confrontational tactics of the peaceniks, mindful of the propaganda risks of manhandling publicity-seeking westerners, and reportedly intend to let them all leave port, as long as they do not attempt to smuggle out the Gazan engineering students who cleared US security checks but are stranded in Gaza because their exit permits were denied by the IDF.

Professor Jeff Halper, an Israeli peace activist, now is aboard one of the fishing boats.
His exuberant interview with Haaretz newspaper about landing in the Gaza Strip ran on the front page yesterday:

"We proved that ordinary people can do something and succeed," he said. "Even Tony Blair can't go to Gaza, but ordinary people with drive can. The welcome was amazing. There were tens of thousands of people. People came out in boats and on windsurfers to meet us. Children swam out to sea and flashed the victory sign. I feel like we're fresh air entering a prison where a million and half people are living.

"I tell myself: We're in the modern world, the 21st century, and yet such excitement - over what? Over something we take for granted, that two boats arrived. Here it's a national holiday. Their isolation is so complete," he said.

Halper said that Gazans were eager to speak Hebrew with him, and to reminisce about the years they spent working in Israel. "Our impression that Gaza is Hamas, that there is only hatred there, is mistaken," he said, adding that he learned that "we are more of an obstacle to peace than the Palestinians."

Professor Halper chose not to dine with the Hamas leader Ismail Haniyyeh, who does not recognize Israel's right to exist. However, it was widely reported that he did, because his doppelganger, a white-bearded lawyer from Zigzag, Oregon named Tom Nelson,
accepted a medal from Hamas and kissed Haniyyeh three times. Cheeky. Check out the two grisly activists below (Halper is on the left)

Anti-War Protesters Meance Intrepid Fox News Reporter!

A clueless FOX news reporter meets his match when he attempts to interview the "recreate '68" marchers outside the Democratic convention in Denver.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Oops. AP calls Joe Liberman a "prick"

A classic typo was briefly circulated in a major Associated Press dispatch. Many lefty "moonbats", who have frequently snarked about turncoat Sen. Joe Lieberman -- the Democrat turned Independent who has endorsed John McCain -- found it all too apt, according to the sharpeyed folks at Editor and Publisher.
The typo, in an article about the upcoming vice presidential nominations due from McCain and Barack Obama and written by one of the top AP political writers, Nedra Pickler, was soon corrected but can still be found viewed via Google at numerous news sites early this morning.

After focusing on Obama, the article discusses several possible McCain picks, and relates, "His top contenders are said to include Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Less traditional choices mentioned include former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, an abortion-rights supporter, and Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democratic vice presidential prick in 2000 who now is an independent."

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ultimate Feral Beast: Bigfoot

It must be the traditional August silly season. Or there's a couple of wars on and a restive and gullible public to distract Claims by Georgia hunters that they bagged Bigfoot in the woods and, while they hauled its body away, three other furry crypto-hominds looked on in silence are gaining attention in the media and igniting cyberspace. Matthew Whitton, Rick Dyer and the Bigfoot huckster Tom Biscardi showed a photo which
looks like a costume with some fake guts thrown on top for effect. Even if [the bigfoot carcass] had have been eviscerated by a predator or a scavenger, [the entrails] wouldn't just be sitting up on top like that

The trio of bigfoot enthusiasts hosted a press conference in Palo Alto which left scientific experts shaking their heads in dismay. Most are extremely cynical after the two DNA samples taken from the thawed carcass showed results that were 95 per cent human in one case, and the other-pure possum. A University of Minnesota professor, Curt Nelson, anaysed the samples. At 7 feet 7 inches and 500 pounds, the erstwhile ape-man is barely taller than some pro basketball players, though quite a bit heavier.

photocredit: iStockphoto

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Rielled Up? Edwards' Mistress talks

The folks at 23/6 have produced a wacky video interview of Rielle Hunter, the blonde California videographer and aging bimbo who brought down John Edwards. Who knew the whimpering excuse, "My wife's cancer was in remission" would become a new low in political husbandry?